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Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will expand their special single from stage and screen star Melissa Errico with the third song, "Walking Happy." The digital exclusive is available today, June 23, 2015, on iTunes here. (more...)

VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!VIDEO: FISH IN THE DARK's Jason Alexander Shares '80's McDonald TV Spot!
by TV News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Jason Alexander stopped by this week's THE VIEW on ABC to talk about returning to the Broadway stage after 25 years in Larry David's FISH IN THE DARK. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre Company to Welcome Megan Hilty, 7/25Transcendence Theatre Company to Welcome Megan Hilty, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Transcendence Theatre Company presents Broadway and TV star Megan Hilty as a featured performer in the company's Transcendence Artist Series on Saturday July 25 in the Winery Ruins at Jack London State Historic Park. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!Nominees Announced for the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS just announced that 52 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the seventh annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 29th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased by visiting NHSMTA.COM or TICKETMASTER.COM and range from $39 to $79. Premium seats are $175. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Final Kander & Ebb Musical THE VISIT Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2015

The original Broadway version of Kander and Ebb's Tony-nominated musical THE VISIT closes today, June 14, 2015. The Visit began performances at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 26 and officially opened on Thursday, April 23. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/15- PIPPINSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/15- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2015

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway ChartSOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Ghostlight Records just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album for Something Rotten!, the new musical comedy nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, hit #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway chart its first week in digital release. The album also debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, the Billboard Top Current Albums chart at #45, and the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart at #22. This marks the strongest overall cast album debut since June 2014, and the third-strongest sales week of any cast recording in five years. Something Rotten! is officially available now on iTunes here and other digital formats with a 36-page booklet. The disc will be available in stores and online July 17. The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and Kevin McCollum. It is co-produced by Lawrence Manchesterand Phil Reno. The album has special liner notes by Time Out New York theater editor David Cote. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/somethingrotten. (more...)

CBS SUNDAY MORNING Remains #1 Sunday Morning News ProgramCBS SUNDAY MORNING Remains #1 Sunday Morning News Program
by TV News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD was the #1 Sunday morning news program with adults 25-54 – the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news – and viewers, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for June 7. (more...)

Photo Flash: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Broadway's Biggest Night!Photo Flash: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Broadway's Biggest Night!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2015

All day yesterday, Something Rotten!'s Michael James Scott took BroadwayWorld readers behind the scenes of Broadway's biggest night with an all-day 'Renaissance Runway' Instagram takeover. Just in case you weren't following along live, we bring you a recap below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Ben Vereen Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNINGSTAGE TUBE: Tony Winner Ben Vereen Visits CBS SUNDAY MORNING
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

Even though he grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., the theater lights of Broadway could have been thousands of miles away, actor and entertainer Ben Vereen told Mo Rocca in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD, that aired yesterday June 7 (9:00 AM, ET) on CBS. Check out his full interview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3Photo Coverage: 2015 Tony Awards Red Carpet Arrivals - Part 3
by Walter McBride - Jun 7, 2015

The 2015 Tony Awards are airing as we speak on CBS tonight, June 7, co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming, and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com is your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond! The red carpet just wound down, and BroadwayWorld has even more photos of this year's stylish arrivals. Scroll down for our third batch of photos! (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 6/7Tony Winner Ben Vereen to Visit CBS SUNDAY MORNING, 6/7
by TV News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Even though he grew up in Brooklyn, N.Y., the theater lights of Broadway could have been thousands of miles away, actor and entertainer Ben Vereen tells Mo Rocca in an interview for CBS SUNDAY MORNING WITH CHARLES OSGOOD to be broadcast June 7 (9:00 AM, ET) on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott Will Take Over Instagram for a 'Renaissance Runway' Tonys Day!SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Michael James Scott Will Take Over Instagram for a 'Renaissance Runway' Tonys Day!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Welcome to the Tony Race, indeed! This Sunday, June 7, Something Rotten!'s Michael James Scott will take BroadwayWorld readers behind the scenes of Broadway's biggest night with an all-day 'Renaissance Runway' Instagram takeover. (more...)

Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12Special Guests Set for Evan Solot Salute at Chris' Jazz Cafe, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

On Friday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Jost Project will perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe and salute a legend in Philadelphia - Composer Evan Solot. As Solot ends his final semester at the University of the Arts, where he taught for nearly 50 years, The Jost Project will perform their highly respected jazz renditions of classic rock and invite special guests to the stage who were all influenced by the great Evan Solot. (more...)

Broadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at LunchBroadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at Lunch
by Richard Ridge - May 28, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant earlier this week, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Hosted by Liz Smith and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., a slew of special guests came to celebrate the Broadway icon. Scroll down to see what they had to say about Chita, and click here for all the photos from the luncheon! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four SeasonsPhoto Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant yesterday, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Scroll down for photos of the festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Best Honor 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera at LuncheonPhoto Flash: Broadway's Best Honor 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera at Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Edgar Bronfman Jr. and Liz Smith hosted a Luncheon to honor the Broadway Legend, and star of the 2015 Tony Award Nominated Musical The Visit, Chita Rivera, yesterday. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Chita Rivera Causes 'Big Splash' (literally!) at THE VISIT CelebrationTony Nominee Chita Rivera Causes 'Big Splash' (literally!) at THE VISIT Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

According to Page Six of the New York Post, one guest was so over the moon with Rivera's presence that he jumped into the restaurant's famous decorative pool.  (more...)

The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12The Jost Project to Salute Composer Evan Solot at Chris' Jazz Cafe', 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

On Friday, June 12 from 7 to 10 p.m., The Jost Project will perform at Chris' Jazz Cafe and salute a legend in Philadelphia -- Composer Evan Solot. (more...)

Rob McClure Joins The Muny's INTO THE WOODS and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This SummerRob McClure Joins The Muny's INTO THE WOODS and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

The Muny has found its Baker and Candlestick! (more...)

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