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@BenVereen - 1/23/15 06:37pm Ben Vereen will direct rock musical 'Hair' in Venice Theatre's new season. http://t.co/2LwLPuegIF http://t.co/KeGalIgiAj


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Photo Flash: Venice Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season; Ben Vereen to Helm HAIR!Photo Flash: Venice Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season; Ben Vereen to Helm HAIR!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Venice Theatre proudly announced its 66th season yesterday at a party attended by more than 400 sponsors, donors, advertisers, patrons and volunteers. Minutes before the reception was underway, the theatre's Board of Directors approved the docket of productions presented to them by the theatre's volunteer play selection committee and Artistic/Executive Director Murray Chase. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley Talk HONEYMOON IN VEGASBWW Interviews: Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley Talk HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 18, 2015

Today, McClure and O'Malley speak exclusively with BWW about these well-intentioned characters who are thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances, yet still find a way to make true love prevail. (more...)

Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 BelowAnn Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ('Merrily We Roll Along'), Pamela Myers ('Company') & Chip Zien ('Into The Woods') in 'SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS' this weekend, January 16 & 17, 2015. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Ben Vereen Set for Tonight's OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAYPhylicia Rashad, Ben Vereen Set for Tonight's OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAY
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Oprah Winfrey hosts a gala of events honoring some of the legendary men and extraordinary women of civil rights, the arts and entertainment who made history and redefined what was possible for us all in the primetime television event OPRAH WINFREY PRESENTS: LEGENDS WHO PAVED THE WAY (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

U2 Shows Support for Legacy of Hope Foundation U2 Shows Support for Legacy of Hope Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Legendary rock band U2 has thrown its support behind the Legacy of Hope Foundation, a nonprofit organization aiding to bring one of Nelson Mandela's final wishes to fruition (more...)

BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in FebruaryBLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

On February 2, 2015, Square One Publishers releases Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse). (more...)

DOMA to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 2/13-3/22DOMA to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 2/13-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The musical that launched the careers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice and ushered in a new era in musical theater will open DOMA Theatre Company's 2015 season. Helmed by director Marco Gomez and musical director Chris Raymond, the duo behind DOMA productions of Dreamgirls (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly Awards, L.A. Times 'Critic's Choice') and Young Frankenstein (L.A. Times 'Critic's Choice,' BroadwayWorld 'Best of 2014'), Jesus Christ Superstar opens Feb. 13 for a 6-week run at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS Set for 54 Below, 1/16-17SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS Set for 54 Below, 1/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ("Merrily We Roll Along"), Pamela Myers ("Company") & Chip Zien ("Into The Woods") in "SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS" on January 16 & 17, 2015. These three original Sondheim cast members share songs and stories, recalling their experiences creating their roles in these landmark musicals on Broadway. The show is conceived and directed by Grammy and Emmy Award winner, John McDaniel, as part of his second season as artistic director of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret and Performance conference. (more...)

SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Enters Final Week at Pasadena PlayhouseSLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Enters Final Week at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse's presentation of this year's Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT is now in its final week and must close Sunday, January 4. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Vereen Plays the Flute for Betty White in HOT IN CLEVELAND Blooper VideoVIDEO: Ben Vereen Plays the Flute for Betty White in HOT IN CLEVELAND Blooper Video
by TV News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Below, watch Vereen play the flute for Betty White in an blooper reel from the show! (more...)

Craig Zadan Confirms PIPPIN Film Up Next for Him and MeronCraig Zadan Confirms PIPPIN Film Up Next for Him and Meron
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 29, 2014

With Disney's adaptation of INTO THE WOODS earning the largest box office figures for any movie musical adapted from a Broadway show in history, legendary stage, TV, and film producer Craig Zadan took to Twitter to confirm that he and partner Neil Meron will next be helming the big screen adaptation of Stephen Schwartz's classic musical PIPPIN. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld San Francisco AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tonight, December 23, 2014Scoop: NCIS on CBS - Tonight, December 23, 2014
by TV Scoop - Dec 23, 2014

Get all the scoop on NCIS, airing on CBS tonight, December 23, 2014! (more...)

BWW Interview: The COPA Palm Springs Rings in the Holidays in Style with a Vocal Superstar, 12/20! A Conversation with Nita Whitaker!BWW Interview: The COPA Palm Springs Rings in the Holidays in Style with a Vocal Superstar, 12/20! A Conversation with Nita Whitaker!
by David Green - Dec 19, 2014

Stage, television and film chaunteuse Nita Whitaker brings a very special holiday show to the COPA Palm Springs for one night only - December 20 at 8:00 pm. The former Miss Louisiana and Hall of Fame Star Search Grand Champion Winner has shared the stage with the likes of Barbra Streisand, Andrea Bocelli, Michael Bolton, Patti Austin, Broadway legend Ben Vereen, Josh Groban, Michael Buble' and Chris Botti, to name a few. She recently penned her first award winning memoir titled, 'Finding My Voice: My Journey through Grief to Grace' and produced her newest CD release just in time for the holidays. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Whitaker as she was preparing for her holiday concert at The Copa. Here are a few excerpts from that conversation: (more...)

SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Adds 1/2 Performance at Pasadena PlayhouseSLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT Adds 1/2 Performance at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Due to overwhelming demand, The Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director and Elizabeth Doran, Executive Director) and Lythgoe Family Productions (LFP) have added a January 2, 2015 7:30pm performance of this year's Panto at the Playhouse SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld San Francisco AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces January 2015 HighlightsOWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK Announces January 2015 Highlights
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK announces JANUARY 2015 highlights: (more...)

Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

MARY TESTA -- the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress -- and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger will perform four concerts in January to promote their new album Have Faith from Ghostlight Records. (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards - Samantha Rodriguez Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld San Francisco Awards - Samantha Rodriguez Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

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