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Lee 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 Tonight
by BWW - Dec 02, 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, 12/12
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 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, 12/2
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 & 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, 3/29-4/28
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 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 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...)

Photo Flash: COUGAR THE MUSICAL's 'Cougartini' Added to B. Smith's Broadway Drink Menu
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

B. Smith's Restaurant welcomes Cougar the Musical to the neighborhood by adding the show's signature cocktail, "The Cougartini" to its Broadway Cocktail Menu. It was unveiled to the public on Wednesday, September 12 at B. Smith's at 320 West 46th Street. Check out photos of the cast at the event below! (more...)

B. Smith's Unveils COUGAR THE MUSICAL's 'Cougartini'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

B. Smith's Restaurant welcomes Cougar the Musical to the neighborhood by adding the shows signature cocktail, "The Cougartini" to its Broadway Cocktail Menu. It will be unveiled to the public onWednesday, September 12 at 6PM at B. Smiths at 320 West 46th Street (more...)

B. Smith’s Announces 'Cougartini' Based on COUGAR THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2012

B. Smith's Restaurant welcomes Cougar the Musical to the neighborhood by adding the shows signature cocktail, "The Cougartini" to its Broadway Cocktail Menu. It will be unveiled to the public on Wednesday, September 12 at 6PM at B. Smiths at 320 West 46th Street (more...)

Photo Flash: Elaine Stritch, Faith Prince, Tonya Pinkins and More at 54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2012

It was a starry week at 54 BELOW with performances from Faith Prince and Jason Graae, Maurice Hines and Tonya Pinkins. Among the celebrities who came out for their opening night performances were Elaine Stritch, S. Epatha Merkerson, La Chanze, Liiliane Montevecchi, Donna McKechnie, Ron Raines, Nona Hendryx, Andre de Shields, Adriane Lenox, Jeanine Tesori, Phillip Boykin, Jeff Calhoun, Mary Rodgers, George C. Wolfe, George Faison, Billy Porter, Brenda Braxton, Adrian Bailey, Mark Nadler, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Charles Randolph-Wright and Julie Budd. Check out photos from the events below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bianca Marroquin Celebrates 10 Years in CHICAGO
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 15, 2012

Last night, August 14, the Tony Award-winning revival of the musical CHICAGO celebrated a razzle-dazzle decade with its longtime leading lady Bianca Marroquin. Her current engagement with the show continues through Sunday, September 2. BroadwayWorld was there to celebrate her 10 years with Marroquin and her costars at The Ember Room, and we bring you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of COUGAR THE MUSICAL!
by Walter McBride - Jul 30, 2012

Donna Moore's Cougar the Musical will get its World Premiere this summer under the direction of Tony Award and Drama Desk Nominated director/choreographer Lynne Taylor- Corbett at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). Cougar the Musical will begin performances on Friday, August 10 and will open on Sunday, August 26 in an open ended run. Tickets are $39.50-$89.50 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The cast of the show just met the press, and you can check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of COUGAR THE MUSICAL!
by Walter McBride - Jul 27, 2012

Donna Moore's Cougar the Musical will get its World Premiere this summer under the direction of Tony Award and Drama Desk Nominated director/choreographer Lynne Taylor- Corbett at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). Cougar the Musical will begin performances on Friday, August 10 and will open on Sunday, August 26 in an open ended run. Tickets are $39.50-$89.50 and can be purchased at Telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200. The cast of the show just met the press, and you can check out a preview of photo coverage below! Be sure to check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Lynne Taylor-Corbett to Direct COUGAR THE MUSICAL at St. Luke's
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2012

Donna Moore's Cougar the Musical will get its World Premiere this summer under the direction of Tony Award and Drama Desk Nominated director/choreographer Lynne Taylor-Corbett at St. Luke's Theatre (308 West 46th Street). (more...)

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE Ends Off-Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

The long-running Off Broadway favorite Love, Loss, and What I Wore will close tonight, Sunday, March 25, 2012 after playing for two and a half years and 1,013 performances. (March 15th marked the show's landmark 1,000 performance.) (more...)

LOVE, LOSS AND WHAT I WORE to End Off-Broadway Run 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2012

Producer Daryl Roth announced today that the long-running Off Broadway favorite Love, Loss, and What I Wore will close on Sunday, March 25, 2012 after playing for two and a half years and 1,013 performances. (March 15th marks the show's landmark 1,000 performance.) (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Dec 11, 2011

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 11, 2011 - Sunday, December 11, 2011. (more...)

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