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Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. The show runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Levi Kreis, E. Faye Butler and More in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

New Musical PIECE OF MY HEART, Featuring Music of Bert Berns, to Open at Signature Center this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

A new musical based on the life and songs of legendary songwriter Bert Berns will open Off Broadway this summer, Merged Work Productions (lead producers) and Jack Thomas (Executive Producer) announced today. The show, titled Piece of My Heart (one of Berns' most well known songs), begins previews at The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center on June 25, 2014, with an official opening night set for July 21, 2014. (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Irish Rep's TRANSPORT Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2014

TRANSPORT has direction and set design by three-time Tony Award-winning director and designer Tony Walton, choreography by Barry McNabb (Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW, STREETS OF NEW YORK) and music direction by John Bell. TRANSPORT will be performed now through April 6th, 2014 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is scheduled for tonight, February 16th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Irish Rep's TRANSPORT
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2014

Off-Broadway's award-winning Irish Repertory Theatre presents the world premiere production of the new musical TRANSPORT. With a book by world-renowned Australian author Thomas Keneally (Schindler's List, the acclaimed book on which the Oscar-winning film is based) and music and lyrics by Larry Kirwan (founder of the iconic New York City band Black 47), TRANSPORT follows the uneasy ocean voyage of Irish women who were sentenced and then exiled to the relatively uninhabited south coast of Australia in the mid-19th Century. Go behind the scenes with the cast in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Irish Rep's TRANSPORT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

TRANSPORT has direction and set design by three-time Tony Award-winning director and designer Tony Walton, choreography by Barry McNabb (Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW, STREETS OF NEW YORK) and music direction by John Bell. TRANSPORT will be performed now through April 6th, 2014 on the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage of the Irish Repertory Theatre (132 West 22nd Street). The Press Opening is scheduled for February 16th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Closes on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin plays its final performance tonight, Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre. The show has played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances since beginning previews on Friday, September 20 and opening on Thursday, October 10. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

Tickets to Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 03, 2014

Tickets are now on sale for Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Just Jim Dale, starring Tony Award winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy Award nominee Jim Dale and directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Play Final Broadway Performance at Lyceum Theatre on Feb. 9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Broadway production of A Night With Janis Joplin will play its final performance on Sunday, February 9 at 7PM at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). On that date, the show will have played 22 preview performances and 141 regular performances. A Night With Janis Joplin will move to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE's Meet & Greet with Deborah Cox and Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre and The Countess of Storyville, LLC will present a developmental workshop of the new musical by Martin Silvestri (music), Joel Higgins (lyrics) and R.M. Cohen (book). This epic story of lust, love, mystery and murder will begin performances on February 12, 2014 at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre (416 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) and continue through February 15. Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs. Below, check out a look back at the cast's meet and greet and first rehearsal earlier this week! (more...)

Jim Dale to Bring JUST JIM DALE to Laura Pels Theatre; Opens 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony AwardŽ winner, two-time Grammy Award winner and two-time Academy AwardŽ nominee Jim Dale will star in his solo show, Just Jim Dale, directed by Tony Award winner Richard Maltby, Jr. (more...)

Breaking News: A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Leave Lyceum Theatre in February to Make Room for THE REALISTIC JONES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN will play its final performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) this February (exact date will be announced shortly), prior to moving to a new home in New York City this March. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate Joplin's Birthday on 1/19 with Cupcakes, a Photo Booth & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN, the new Broadway musical, is celebrating Joplin's birthday with special activities at the theatre and online on Sunday, January 19.At the theatre for both the matinee and evening performances, there will be a special photo booth, supplied by Top Hat Photo Booths, where audience members can write special messages in honor of Joplin's birthday and take photos with the messages. Following the performance the cast will give a special birthday salute to Joplin. For the evening performance only, there will be custom Joplin birthday cupcakes for audience members as they leave the theatre supplied by Sugarush in Red Bank. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Cast Album Gets 1/17 Digital Release
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2014

Broadway Records just announced the release of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the critically acclaimed, A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN on the occasion of the iconic musician's birthday celebration. The album will be available digitally on January 17, and the CD is currently available at the Lyceum Theatre. The album is also available for pre-orders at Amazon.com and the official show website. (more...)

Vivian Reed, Deborah Cox & More Set for Amas Musical Theatre's THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Countess of Storyville, LLC has announced complete casting for its upcoming developmental workshop of The Countess of Storyville, a new musical by Martin Silvestri (music), Joel Higgins (lyrics) andR.M. Cohen (book). This epic story of lust, love, mystery and murder will begin performances on February 12, 2014 at The Peter J. Sharp Theatre(416 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) and continue through February 15. Lynne Taylor-Corbett directs. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Celebrate 100th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 03, 2014

Tomorrow evening, January 4, A Night With Janis Joplin, the new Broadway musical, will celebrate its 100th regular performance at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). (more...)

York Theatre Company's LOVE, LINDA Concludes Run on 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 02, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) Off-Broadway premiere of the tour-de-force musical Love, Linda: The Life of Mrs. Cole Porter starring acclaimed jazz vocalist Stevie Holland will conclude its limited engagement Sunday afternoon, January 5, 2014 at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Miss Saigon Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for Washington, DC! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - Brandon Uranowitz Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for Washington, DC! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

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