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Christine Ebersole, Cast of IF/THEN, Rachelle Rak & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, Cast of IF/THEN, Rachelle Rak & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Cast of IF/THEN Sings Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey Tonight at 54 BelowCast of IF/THEN Sings Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

For one night only, tonight, January 26, 2015 at 54 Below, hear the songs of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey as you've never heard them before! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for January 26-February 1, Featuring Ellyn Marie Marsh, T Oliver Reid, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for January 26-February 1, Featuring Ellyn Marie Marsh, T Oliver Reid, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 25, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Cast of IF/THEN Sings Kitt & Yorkey; David Michael Finkelstein's Bar Mitzvah: The Musical Comedy In Concert; Josh Canfield & Reed Kelly: From Broadway to Survivor; Ellyn Marie Marsh: INNAPPROPRIATE; and T Oliver Reid: Drop Me Off at Harlem. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sting & The Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Emotional Final Curtain CallSTAGE TUBE: Watch Sting & The Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Emotional Final Curtain Call
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2015

THE LAST SHIP played its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. At the conclusion of the show, its composer, and cast member Sting took to the stage to thank the cast, crew and the audience and to reflect on the show's journey. Watch below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE LAST SHIP Sets Final Sail from Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre TonightBWW Flashback: THE LAST SHIP Sets Final Sail from Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway tonight, January 24 at 8 p.m., at the Neil Simon Theatre (where it has played 29 preview performances and 105 regular performances). Prior to its Broadway debut, The Last Ship had a five-week tryout in Chicago last summer, where it played 38 performances. On December 9, 2014, Sting, who composed The Last Ship's score, joined the cast in the role of Jackie White, the foreman of the shipyard who rallies his community to build one last ship meant to sail the world. BroadwayWorld salutes the musical with a closing night flashback below! (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Company Will Reunite for 54 Below Concert on 3/2THE LAST SHIP Company Will Reunite for 54 Below Concert on 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m., but fans still have another chance to catch the cast in action. On March 2 (9:30PM) they will reunite at 54 Below for 'Songs in the Quay of Life: THE LAST SHIP Company in Concert.' The original cast and band will celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Proceeds will go to support Wallsend Boys Club in the north of England, which was founded by shipbuilders. (more...)

IF/THEN Cancels Performances 1/27-2/1IF/THEN Cancels Performances 1/27-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

IF/THEN has just announced that it will have no performances January 27 - February 1 to accommodate Idina Menzel's rehearsal and travel schedule for her performance of the National Anthem at the Super Bowl on Sunday, February 1. Performances will resume on Tuesday, February 3. Ticket holders for performances January 27 - February 1 will be rescheduled into another performance. The musical will play its final performance on Sunday, March 22, following 29 previews and 401 performances. (more...)

Idina Menzel Comments on Performing National Anthem at SUPER BOWL: 'I Am Humbled and Honored'Idina Menzel Comments on Performing National Anthem at SUPER BOWL: 'I Am Humbled and Honored'
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

This morning, Menzel took to Instagram to share her excitement over her upcoming performance (more...)

BWW Reviews: Raw and Real, NEXT TO NORMAL Tackles The Issue of Mental Illness With Sensitivity And HonestyBWW Reviews: Raw and Real, NEXT TO NORMAL Tackles The Issue of Mental Illness With Sensitivity And Honesty
by Jade Kops - Jan 15, 2015

Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's Pulitzer Prize winning musical NEXT TO NORMAL looks at the all too common, but not often enough discussed, issue of mental illness as it affects what appears to be a normal suburban family with respect and without judgment. Darylin Ramondo (Director & Producer) has taken this work and adapted it to the intimate space of Hayes Theatre with wonderful results. (more...)

La producción argentina de 'Next to Normal' podría llegar a España en un futuroLa producción argentina de 'Next to Normal' podría llegar a España en un futuro
by Roberto Rodríguez - Jan 14, 2015

Recientemente la web especializada Musicales Baires ha publicado una entrevista con el elenco de 'Casi Normales', versión argentina del musical de Broadway 'Next to Normal', en la que sus actores mencionan la posibilidad de que la producción viaje a España en un futuro. (more...)

Breaking News: IF/THEN Will Play Final Broadway Performance on March 22, 2015Breaking News: IF/THEN Will Play Final Broadway Performance on March 22, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

IF/THEN, which was named the "Best Musical of the Year" by New York Magazine, will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Upon closing, the musical will have played 29 previews and 401 performances. To purchase tickets for all remaining performances, please visit ifthenthemusical.com or Ticketmaster.com or call 877-250-2929. (more...)

Breaking News: Sting's THE LAST SHIP Sets January Closing on BroadwayBreaking News: Sting's THE LAST SHIP Sets January Closing on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m., it has been announced by the musical's producers. The Last Ship began previews on Broadway on September 29 prior to its official opening on October 26, 2014. When the show concludes its 4-month engagement, it will have played 29 preview performances on Broadway and 105 regular performances at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) The Last Ship's music will live on with the Original Broadway Cast Recording, which was recently released on Universal Music Classics and debuted at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart last week. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: THE LAST SHIP (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Deeply SatiatingBWW CD Reviews: THE LAST SHIP (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Deeply Satiating
by David Clarke - Jan 5, 2015

I was able to catch a performance of THE LAST SHIP during previews. By intermission I knew I was looking forward to a cast recording of the musical, but I was largely uninterested in seeing the second act. I stuck it out and left inspired by the music and the cast's performances but entirely unmoved by the clunky book by John Logan and Brian Yorkey. (more...)

WICKED, BOOK OF MORMON, and More Lead Billboard's Top 5 Broadway Albums of 2014WICKED, BOOK OF MORMON, and More Lead Billboard's Top 5 Broadway Albums of 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2014

Billboard has named their Top 5 Broadway Cast Albums of 2014. (more...)

Cast of IF/THEN to Sing Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey at 54 Below Next MonthCast of IF/THEN to Sing Tom Kitt & Brian Yorkey at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

For one night only, January 26, 2015 at 54 Below, hear the songs of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey as you've never heard them before! (more...)

VIDEO: Sting Talks Origins of THE LAST SHIP & More on Today's 'Live'VIDEO: Sting Talks Origins of THE LAST SHIP & More on Today's 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Grammy Award winner STING stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about his Broadway musical, THE LAST SHIP. (more...)

DVR Alert: Sting Performs from THE LAST SHIP on 'Live' TodayDVR Alert: Sting Performs from THE LAST SHIP on 'Live' Today
by TV News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Today, December 23rd, Grammy Award winner STING will stop by LIVE WITH KELLY AND MICHAEL to chat about his Broadway musical, 'The Last Ship,' and perform a song from the production for the 'LIVE' audience. (more...)

Spreckels to Encore NEXT TO NORMAL in Rohnert Park, 1/9-18Spreckels to Encore NEXT TO NORMAL in Rohnert Park, 1/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Spreckels Theatre Company and Theatre at Large present a special encore main stage presentation of the critically acclaimed Marin County 2014 musical production of 'Next to Normal.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE LAST SHIP Cast Opens Up About Their Newest Castmate- Sting!BWW Interviews: THE LAST SHIP Cast Opens Up About Their Newest Castmate- Sting!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event took place yesterday, December 21, following the matinee performance of The Last Ship when patrons were invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they signed copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in The Last Ship (for which he also composed the score), was joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker,Jimmy Nail,Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the company at the special event and you can check out the exclusive interviews below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sting & THE LAST SHIP Cast Celebrate Album Release!Photo Coverage: Sting & THE LAST SHIP Cast Celebrate Album Release!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2014

A once-in-a-lifetime Broadway event took place yesterday, December 21, following the matinee performance of The Last Ship when patrons were invited to meet Sting and members of the cast on stage at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) as they signed copies of the recently released Original Broadway Cast Recording. 16-time Grammy Award winning musician Sting, who now stars in The Last Ship (for which he also composed the score), was joined by cast mates Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Jimmy Nail,Fred Applegate, Aaron Lazar, Sally Ann Triplett and Collin Kelly-Sordelet. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge wa son hand to chat with Sting and the rest of the cast at the special event. Check back later to find out what they had to say and check out photos of him in action below! (more...)

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