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Jackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan have announced that Jackie Hoffman will join the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN as "Madame Dilly." Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') ON THE TOWN is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: PETER PAN On TV, Mary Martin To Allison Williams
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 31, 2014

Today, in honor of NBC's hotly anticipated upcoming TV presentation of PETER PAN LIVE! set to star Allison Williams and Christopher Walken, we take a look back at the high flying history of the show. (more...)

PRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2014 season, including three offsite programs presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Photo: Allison Williams Shares PETER PAN Photo on Instagram!
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Today, Williams turned to Instagram to share a very early pic of herself dressed as the iconic character (more...)

Breaking News: GIRLS Star Allison Williams Will Fly High as Title Character in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE! Special
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

'Girls' star and classically trained singer Allison Williams has been cast as the iconic title character in NBC's Dec. 4 telecast of 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

Lorna Luft Set to Tour UK in PUTTIN' ON THE RITZ
by Jillian Gaier - Jul 28, 2014

According to What's On Stage, Lorna Luft will be touring the UK with Spirit Productions' 'Puttin' On The Ritz' Tour. The tour starts in August 2014, playing venues such as Southend Cliffs Pavilion, Eastbourne Congress, Hall For Cornwall, Edinburgh Playhouse, Opera House Manchester, and Norwich Theatre Royal. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Moves to New Home at Spreckels; Sets 2015 Season With WEST SIDE STORY and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre's 2015 Season brings your favorite movies to the stage at its new home at the Historic Spreckels Theatre, on Broadway, in downtown San Diego. Scroll down for details! (more...)

EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES, SIMPLY BARBRA, Joe Stilgoe and More Set for The Crazy Coqs, Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The Crazy Coqs has announced its September 2014 schedule in Piccadilly, London. Details below! (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: COMES OUT SWINGING to Celebrate Cast Recording at Barnes & Noble Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

DRG Records will kick off the release of Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway: Comes Out Swinging! (2014 Un-Original Cast Album), produced by Grammy Award winner Hugh Fordin, on Tuesday, July 22nd at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86 Street). There will be an in-store appearance and performance at 5pm. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Albums from Roslyn Kind, ON THE TOWN Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Masterworks Broadway releases two classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD - Roslyn Kind - Give Me You/This is Roslyn Kind (July 22) and On the Town - Original London Cast Recording (August 19). (more...)

Marriott Theatre to Present ON THE TOWN; Performances Begin 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

From the bustling streets of "New York, New York" comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, ON THE TOWN, previewing August 13, opening August 20, and running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. With an unparalleled musical score by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, ON THE TOWN tells the hilarious story of three American sailors on a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City. Eleven time Jeff Award winner David H. Bell directs, with choreography by Alex Sanchez and Music Direction by Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

Film, Television, and Theatre Icon Christopher Walken Cast as Captain Hook in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

Oscar-winning actor Christopher Walken, one of the most revered talents of his generation and a veteran of film, television and stage, will portray the iconic Captain Hook in NBC's Dec. 4 telecast of 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Stars of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN in New Promo!
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - ON THE TOWN! Below, check out a promo for the show filmed throughout New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: FOX's SYTYCD Opens with Iconic Number from Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

On The Town choreographer Joshua Bergasse choreographed a performance of the show's iconic opening number, 'New York, New York,' featuring the Top 20 finalists. (more...)

Artwork Revealed for ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY with Kristin Chenoweth
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 09, 2014

Today, the Roundabout Theatre Company released new artwork for the Broadway revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher. (more...)

Acting Teacher George Morrison Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

According to Variety, acting teacher George Morrison, who throughout his career worked with such stars as Gene Hackman, Dustin Hoffman, Edie Falco and more, recently passed away. He was 86 years old. (more...)

Warner Stage Company to Present PETER PAN, 7/26-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Warner Stage Company's Main Stage Musical Season continues Saturday, July 26th at 7:30 pm with the opening night of Peter Pan. (more...)

South Coast Rep Theatre Conservatory Sets Workshops, Productions Running July-Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

South Coast Repertory has announced its upcoming classes, workshops, performances and events for its theatre conservatory, July through October 2014. Details below! (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN with Maxwell Caulfield & Vicky Binns Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will star stage and screen leading man Maxwell Caulfield as studio boss 'R.F. Simpson', Coronation Street favourite Vicky Binns as starlet 'Lina Lamont', James Leece as 'Don Lockwood', Amy Ellen Richardson as 'Kathy Selden' and Stephane Anelli as 'Cosmo Brown'. (more...)

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