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TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930s HARLEM MUSICAL Opens Tonight in Fort WorthTRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930s HARLEM MUSICAL Opens Tonight in Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Following development in New York City and Washington, D.C., including a sold-out run at the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical receives its Regional Premiere at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre, the original home of African-American theater in North Texas,beginning Friday, March 29, 2013. Opening Night is Friday, April 5, and the show runs through April 28, 2013. (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, Now thru 4/28TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, Now thru 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs tonight, March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Laurie Veldheer, Ashley Kate Adams and More in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIESTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Laurie Veldheer, Ashley Kate Adams and More in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below! (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Makes Magic at Maltz Jupiter TheatreBWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Makes Magic at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by Michelle Petrucci - Mar 10, 2013

Thoroughly Modern Millie, a classic piece of musical theatre in its own right, brings a prohibition-era energy and crispness to the lively set while keeping focus on a simple story of a small-town girl. Whether you go to the theatre for the love of music, dance, story or spectacle, it was all there in perfect harmony on opening night March 7th in Jupiter. (more...)

Jeff Kready and More to to Join Laurie Veldheer in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Full Cast Announced!Jeff Kready and More to to Join Laurie Veldheer in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the cast for Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Thoroughly Modern Millie will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 10 through May 5, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, April 14, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Brenda Braxton Stars in Maltz Jupiter and Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE thru 3/24 in FloridaBrenda Braxton Stars in Maltz Jupiter and Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE thru 3/24 in Florida
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2013

A co-production of Thoroughly Modern Millie will originate at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Fla., today, March 5 - 24, and continue at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, April 10 - May 5. (more...)

COUGAR THE MUSICAL Extends Through 6/2COUGAR THE MUSICAL Extends Through 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2013

With over 100 performances, Donna Moore's Off-Broadway hit, Cougar the Musical, is offering a new block of tickets through June 2, 2013. Directed and choreography by Tony Award Nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Cougar the Musical began performances on August 10 and opened on August 26, 2012 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Cougar the Musical plays Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM; Sunday at 2PM. (more...)

COUGAR THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance, TodayCOUGAR THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

This Today, Donna Moore's surprise Off-Broadway hit, Cougar the Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance. Directed and choreography by Tony Award Nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Cougar the Musical began performances on August 10 and opened to rave reviews on August 26, 2012 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Cougar the Musical plays Friday at 8PM; Today at 2PM; Sunday at 2PM. (more...)

COUGAR THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance TodayCOUGAR THE MUSICAL Celebrates 100th Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2013

Today, Donna Moore's surprise Off-Broadway hit, Cougar the Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance. Directed and choreography by Tony Award Nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Cougar the Musical began performances on August 10 and opened on August 26, 2012 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Cougar the Musical plays Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM; Sunday at 2PM. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Star in Maltz Jupiter and Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Full Cast Announced!Brenda Braxton to Star in Maltz Jupiter and Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

Rehearsals begin Tuesday for Thoroughly Modern Millie, a co-production that will originate at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Fla., March 5 - 24, and continue at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, April 10 - May 5. (more...)

COUGAR THE MUSICAL Updates Schedule of PerformancesCOUGAR THE MUSICAL Updates Schedule of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

With a new block of tickets on sale through March 3, the off-Broadway show, Cougar the Musical, has become this season's surprise musical hit. Created by Donna Moore with direction and choreography by Tony Award Nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Cougar the Musical began performances on August 10 and opened on August 26, 2012 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. Cougar the Musical has updated its playing schedule and is now performing Friday at 8PM; Saturday at 2PM; Sunday at 2PM. (more...)

Lee Summers Holds Birthday Benefit Concert for Actor's Fund TonightLee Summers Holds Birthday Benefit Concert for Actor's Fund Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Lee Summers, a veteran performer having made his Broadway debut in the original production of Dreamgirls, continues as a voice in the American Musical Theater. His works have been presented at numerous New York and regional theatres such as The Milwaukee Repertory, The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, The Long Wharf Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre, Karamu Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre, The Meadow Brook Theatre, The Madison Theatre, Theaterworks Palo Alto, The Triad Theatre, New World Stages, Urban Arts Theatre, AMAS Musical Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, RACCA's Seaport Salon, The Kirk Theatre, The Gramercy Theatre, Radio City Music Hall's workshop spaces and many others. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents LEGS DIAMOND Reading TonightMusical Theatre West Presents LEGS DIAMOND Reading Tonight
by BWW - Dec 2, 2012

Never seen since its original New York run, LEGS DIAMOND kicks off the third season of MUSICAL THEATRE WEST'S REINER READING SERIES tonight, December 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Lee Summers Holds Birthday Benefit Concert for Actor's Fund, 12/12Lee Summers Holds Birthday Benefit Concert for Actor's Fund, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

Lee Summers, a veteran performer having made his Broadway debut in the original production of Dreamgirls, continues as a voice in the American Musical Theater. His works have been presented at numerous New York and regional theatres such as The Milwaukee Repertory, The Arkansas Repertory Theatre, The Long Wharf Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre, Karamu Theatre, The Phoenix Theatre, The Meadow Brook Theatre, The Madison Theatre, Theaterworks Palo Alto, The Triad Theatre, New World Stages, Urban Arts Theatre, AMAS Musical Theatre, Crossroads Theatre, RACCA's Seaport Salon, The Kirk Theatre, The Gramercy Theatre, Radio City Music Hall's workshop spaces and many others. (more...)

COUGAR THE MUSICAL Releases New Block of Tickets Through MarchCOUGAR THE MUSICAL Releases New Block of Tickets Through March
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2012

A new block of tickets is now available for the hit off-Broadway show, Cougar the Musical. A perfect holiday gift, Cougar the Musical has become this season's surprise musical hit, created by Donna Moore with direction and choreography by Tony Award Nominee Lynne Taylor-Corbett. Cougar the Musical began performances on August 10 and opened to rave reviews on August 26, 2012, and has opened up a new block of tickets, now on sale through March 3, 2013 at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street), available through Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Presents LEGS DIAMOND Reading, 12/2Musical Theatre West Presents LEGS DIAMOND Reading, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2012

Never seen since its original New York run, LEGS DIAMOND kicks off the third season of MUSICAL THEATRE WEST'S REINER READING SERIES on December 2, 2012 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Frank Wildhorn, Jane Monheit, Clint Holmes & More at FRANK & FRIENDSPhoto Flash: Frank Wildhorn, Jane Monheit, Clint Holmes & More at FRANK & FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2012

This month's "Frank & Friends," a regular feature with the Broadway at Birdland concert series, brought Broadway/pop songwriter Frank Wildhorn back to the stage with jazz superstar Jane Monheit and Las Vegas/Cafe Carlyle headliner Clint Holmes - and a better musical threesome would be hard to find. Check out photos of the trio performing below! (more...)

TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28TRAV'LIN - THE NEW 1930S HARLEM MUSICAL Premieres at Jubilee Theatre, 3/29-4/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2012

Trav'lin - The New 1930s Harlem Musical, will receive its Regional Premiere production at Fort Worth's Jubilee Theatre in Spring 2013. The musical, which received a developmental production in 2010 as part of the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), runs March 29, 2013 through April 28, 2013. (more...)

Mary Mossberg Joins COUGAR THE MUSICAL Beginning 9/19; Tickets On Sale Through DecemberMary Mossberg Joins COUGAR THE MUSICAL Beginning 9/19; Tickets On Sale Through December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2012

Cougar the Musical welcomes Mary Mossberg to the cast who will take over the role of Lily beginning September 19, 2012. (more...)

COUGAR THE MUSICAL Hits the Right Notes on the Older Woman-Younger Man Dating PhenomenonCOUGAR THE MUSICAL Hits the Right Notes on the Older Woman-Younger Man Dating Phenomenon
by Stephen Hanks - Sep 17, 2012

In Cougar the Musical, book writer and lyricist Donna Moore humorously embraces the older woman-younger man dating phenomenon with the declaration that "inside the word C-O-U-R-A-G-E is Cougar," a notion that goes down as easily as the "Cougartini," the vodka and pomegranate juice cocktail the audience is served before the show. Thankfully, you don't have to be tipsy to enjoy this whimsical social commentary and musical tribute to older women and the men who love them-or who at least want to bed them. (more...)

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