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BORN TO DANCE and ENCORE Stage Shows Set Sail on Princess CruisesBORN TO DANCE and ENCORE Stage Shows Set Sail on Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Two new Broadway-style stage shows offered to Princess Cruises guests are receiving rave reviews - 'Born to Dance,' the latest show to debut in the cruise line's Stephen Schwartz partnership and 'Encore,' based on the highly popular opera performance 'Bravo.' (more...)

Newest Princess Cruises Stage Shows Receive Rave Reviews Amongst GuestsNewest Princess Cruises Stage Shows Receive Rave Reviews Amongst Guests
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

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The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved ClassicThe New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

Daniel C. Levine, Sarah Litzsinger, Donna Vivino and More Set for BROADWAY BACKSTAGE in BrooklynDaniel C. Levine, Sarah Litzsinger, Donna Vivino and More Set for BROADWAY BACKSTAGE in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. (more...)

Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD TodayDisney's FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Recording Out on CD Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Physical CDs of the world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, are now available wherever music is sold. Following its digital release on February 10, the studio cast recording continues to be available wherever digital music is sold and streamed. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARRidgefield Playhouse Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm and 8pm and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bart's Tree Service. Considered one of the most iconic musicals ever written, 'Jesus Christ Superstar' includes legendary hits such as 'Everything's Alright,' 'I Don't Know How To Love Him,' and 'Gethsemane.' This is a unique adaptation of the multiple Tony Award winning, and Laurence Olivier Award-nominated, classic Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice production and is produced by ACT of Connecticut. (more...)

DANCIN' BROADWAY to Bring the Steps of Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins & More to Ridgefield PlayhouseDANCIN' BROADWAY to Bring the Steps of Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins & More to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse invites you on a dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history! (more...)

It's a Night of Broadway's Most Sensational Show-off Dances with DANCIN' BROADWAY at The Ridgefield Playhouse on TodayIt's a Night of Broadway's Most Sensational Show-off Dances with DANCIN' BROADWAY at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2017

Show stopping dance numbers from Broadway's most iconic shows will take over The Ridgefield Playhouse stage with DANCIN' BROADWAY onToday, February 25!   Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents this dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history!  Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bruce Bennett Nissan, DANCIN' BROADWAY will have two shows - a shortened performance appropriate for children and families at 4 p.m., which is part of the Ridgefield Academy Family Series, and a full performance at 8 p.m.  From Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, iconic choreography has made stars of dancers and forged the path of Broadway musical theatre.  (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes to Ridgefield PlayhouseJESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Featuring a cast of Broadway stars alongside Broadway's finest rock band - The Ridgefield Playhouse, Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series and Pepsi Rock Series presents Jesus Christ Superstar - The Rock Opera on Saturday, March 25 at 2pm and 8pm and is partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bart's Tree Service.   (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!BWW Morning Brief February 17th, 2017 - COME FROM AWAY, CRAZY FOR YOU and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 17, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: COME FROM AWAY and CRAZY FOR YOU open on Sunday! (more...)

Matthew Hydzik, Aaron C. Finley & More Join Cast of  JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ridgefield PlayhouseMatthew Hydzik, Aaron C. Finley & More Join Cast of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse in Ridgefield, Connecticut, will present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR on Saturday, March 25 at 2:00pm and 8:00pm. Produced by ACT of Connecticut, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is directed by Daniel C. Levine (Artistic Director of The Ridgefield Playhouse Broadway & Cabaret Series) and music directed by Bryan Perri (Broadway's WICKED), with casting by Craig Burns, CSA (Telsey + Company). (more...)

BWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in RidgefieldBWW Interview: DANIEL C. LEVINE in Ridgefield
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Feb 13, 2017

Behind the scenes with Broadway dancers. (more...)

World Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally TodayWorld Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is released digitally by Walt Disney Records today, February 10, 2017. (more...)

It's a Night of Broadway's Most Sensational Show-off Dances with DANCIN' BROADWAY at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 2/25It's a Night of Broadway's Most Sensational Show-off Dances with DANCIN' BROADWAY at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 2/25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Show stopping dance numbers from Broadway's most iconic shows will take over The Ridgefield Playhouse stage with DANCIN' BROADWAY onSaturday, February 25!   Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents this dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history!  Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa and Bruce Bennett Nissan, DANCIN' BROADWAY will have two shows - a shortened performance appropriate for children and families at 4 p.m., which is part of the Ridgefield Academy Family Series, and a full performance at 8 p.m.  From Agnes de Mille to Bob Fosse to Jerome Robbins, iconic choreography has made stars of dancers and forged the path of Broadway musical theatre.  (more...)

DANCIN' BROADWAY to Bring the Steps of Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins & More to Ridgefield PlayhouseDANCIN' BROADWAY to Bring the Steps of Bob Fosse, Jerome Robbins & More to Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The Ridgefield Playhouse invites you on a dazzling romp through Broadway musicals and the great dance numbers that made musical theatre history! (more...)

Martin Luther King Day Celebration Next WeekMartin Luther King Day Celebration Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

???????A Special Tribute and Performance to Celebrate Ridgefield's 21st Annual Martin Luther King Jr. Day in Ridgefield January 16th, 2017 at 3pm. (more...)

IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, BROADWAY BACKSTAGE and More Set for On Stage at Kingsborough This SpringIN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT, BROADWAY BACKSTAGE and More Set for On Stage at Kingsborough This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

On Stage at Kingsborough, a leading performing arts presenter located at Brooklyn's Kingsborough Community College presents its 2017 spring season, featuring world class artists from around the globe. On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full 2016-2017 season began September 24, 2016 and runs through May 20, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY!Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of FREAKY FRIDAY!
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. The studio recording can be pre-ordered here. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney RecordsFREAKY FRIDAY Musical to Hit the Studio for Walt Disney Records
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be recorded later this year and released by Walt Disney Records in early 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Nov 1, 2016

Could the writing team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey have another hit musical? (more...)

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