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BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL At Center Stage is ElectrifyingBWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL At Center Stage is Electrifying
by Charles Shubow - Oct 20, 2014

Director David Schweizer returns to Center Stage and directs a sublime musical. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 11-17
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include HONEYMOON IN VEGAS in their recording session, Michael C. Hall as Hedwig, opening night of ON THE TOWN, and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Sting Talks THE LAST SHIP; Records Classic Ringtones on 'Tonight Show'!VIDEO: Sting Talks THE LAST SHIP; Records Classic Ringtones on 'Tonight Show'!
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy talked to legendary composer and singer Sting about his Broadway musical THE LAST SHIP and how his childhood inspired the play. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LAST SHIP Performs on 'Tonight Show'!VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's THE LAST SHIP Performs on 'Tonight Show'!
by TV News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Rachel Tucker and the cast of the new Broadway musical THE LAST SHIP performed 'If You Ever See Me Talking to a Sailor' on last night's Tonight Show. Check out the performance below! (more...)

Sting Talks New Musical THE LAST SHIP: 'I've Learned a Great Deal'Sting Talks New Musical THE LAST SHIP: 'I've Learned a Great Deal'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

In a new interview featured in today's The Holllywood Reporter, Sting talks about his new Broadway musical THE LAST SHIP, with book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bruce Springsteen Visits Sting at THE LAST SHIPPhoto Coverage: Bruce Springsteen Visits Sting at THE LAST SHIP
by Walter McBride - Oct 16, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey will open on October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett.Music legend Bruce Springsteen just visited the show and you can check out photos of him with Sting at the Neil Simon Theatre below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Actors' Equity Honors IF/THEN for 'Excellence in Diversity'Photo Flash: Actors' Equity Honors IF/THEN for 'Excellence in Diversity'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Today, Actors' Equity Association named IF/THEN the recipient of the 'Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway' Award for the 2013-14 theatrical season. The award honors shows that exemplify and promote the union's founding principles of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all who work in the theatre. Accepting the award on behalf of the IF/THEN producers and creative team was the production's Casting Director, Bernard Telsey. Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Music Icon Tiffany Visits THE LAST SHIPPhoto Coverage: Music Icon Tiffany Visits THE LAST SHIP
by Walter McBride - Oct 13, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey will open on October 26. The Last Ship is directed by Tony Award winner Joe Mantello and choreographed by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Steven Hoggett. Over the weekend, music icon Tiffany stopped by the production. Check out photos of the star at the Neil Simon Theatre below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sting & LAST SHIP Perform 'All Night Long' at the Stage DoorPhoto Coverage: Sting & LAST SHIP Perform 'All Night Long' at the Stage Door
by Walter McBride - Oct 12, 2014

Last Saturday night, the cast of JERSEY BOYS welcomed The Last Ship to Broadway. So last night, the cast of The Last Ship serenaded their neighbor on 52nd street with a rendition of Lionel Richie's 'All Night Long' led by 16-time GrammyAward-winner Sting. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to catch the event, so check out the pictures below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sting and the Cast of THE LAST SHIP Serenade JERSEY BOYS Cast!STAGE TUBE: Watch Sting and the Cast of THE LAST SHIP Serenade JERSEY BOYS Cast!
by Stage Tube - Oct 12, 2014

Last Saturday night The cast of JERSEY BOYS welcomed THE LAST SHIP to Broadway. So last night, the cast of THE LAST SHIP serenaded their neighbor on 52nd street with a rendition of Lionel Richie's 'All Night Long' led by 16-time GrammyAward-winner Sting. (more...)

DVR Alert: Sting & Cast of THE LAST SHIP to Appear on NBC's 'Tonight Show', 10/16DVR Alert: Sting & Cast of THE LAST SHIP to Appear on NBC's 'Tonight Show', 10/16
by TV News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Composer and musician Sting and the cast of Broadway's THE LAST SHIP are set to appear on NBC's 'Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon' on Thursday, October 16th. (more...)

Sting and Michael Esper Will Take Part in THE LAST SHIP Social Media Q&A on 10/15Sting and Michael Esper Will Take Part in THE LAST SHIP Social Media Q&A on 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Get an inside look at the development process of Broadway's new musical THE LAST SHIP with a LIVE Social Media Q&A featuring star Michael Esper and composer Sting. On Wednesday, October 15 from 5pm EST to 6pm EST, join Sting and Michael Esper LIVE from The Neil Simon Theater as they answer questions from the show's Twitter (@LastShipMusical) and on Weev, a new video social app from Stephen Moyer (HBO's 'True Blood,' NBC's 'The Sound of Music Live'). (more...)

EXCLUSIVE! Photo Coverage: Backstage at THE LAST SHIP with Jim Parsons and Alan RickmanEXCLUSIVE! Photo Coverage: Backstage at THE LAST SHIP with Jim Parsons and Alan Rickman
by Walter McBride - Oct 4, 2014

Broadway veterans Jim Parsons and Alan Rickman recently visited Sting's new Broadway musical THE LAST SHIP, and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the backstage rendezvous. Check out pictures of the stars with THE LAST SHIP cast and composer, below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sting Surprises With Birthday Song at THE LAST SHIP Curtain CallSTAGE TUBE: Sting Surprises With Birthday Song at THE LAST SHIP Curtain Call
by Stage Tube - Oct 3, 2014

Following last night's preview performance of The Last Ship on Broadway, the show's composer and lyricist Sting came onstage for a birthday surprise (he turned 63 yesterday). Watch him sing 'Jock The Singing Welder' below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL Electrifies VermillionBWW Reviews: NEXT TO NORMAL Electrifies Vermillion
by Ellie Livingston - Oct 1, 2014

I was fortunate enough to see a showing of the National Tour of Next To Normal with Alice Ripley at the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle in 2012; I am also a proud USD theatre graduate, so when I took my seat in the Wayne S. Knutson Theatre on the campus of The University Of South Dakota, I knew this show had a lot to live up to. Luckily enough for me, it exceeded my expectations in many ways. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/29/14 - THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail, 'BOGEYMAN' Opens and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 29, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE LAST SHIP sets sail on Broadway, STALKING THE BOGEYMAN opens at New World Stages, CHICAGO welcomes a new 'Mama', Kevin Spacey performs in D.C. and more! (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Sets Sail on Broadway TonightTHE LAST SHIP Sets Sail on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting and book by Tony Award winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winner Brian Yorkey - begins previews tonight, September 29 on Broadway, prior to opening night on October 26. (more...)

Ariela Morgenstern, Michael Winther & More to Lead Center Stage's NEXT TO NORMALAriela Morgenstern, Michael Winther & More to Lead Center Stage's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Center Stage announces casting for the rock musical Next to Normal, the second show of its music-filled 2014-15 Season. (more...)

Broadway's THE LAST SHIP Announces $30 Ticket Lottery!Broadway's THE LAST SHIP Announces $30 Ticket Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announceD that THE LAST SHIP will offer a limited number of tickets for each performance to be sold by lottery. Entries will be accepted at the box office beginning two and a half hours prior to each performance. Two hours before curtain, names will be drawn at random for a limited number of tickets priced at $30 each. Only one entry is allowed per person. Each person drawn may purchase up to two tickets. Winners must be present at the time of the drawing and show valid ID to purchase tickets. Tickets must be purchased in cash. Tickets are subject to availability. (more...)

BC/EFA Sets Celebrity Appearance, Auction Slate for 28th Annual Flea Market: BEAUTIFUL, LES MIZ, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman & More!BC/EFA Sets Celebrity Appearance, Auction Slate for 28th Annual Flea Market: BEAUTIFUL, LES MIZ, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman & More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will include unique showbiz treasures, the opportunity to meet your favorite cast members and the chance to bid on exclusive backstage experiences as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). (more...)

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