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David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)

National Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & MoreNational Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway at the National announces its 2015-16 season, featuring the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, the story of Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, the Tony® Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, with its fresh new take on the beloved tale, and the reconceived adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring additional new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The full subscription series also includes the highly anticipated return of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as well as everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. (more...)

BWW Interviews: GILGAMESH TAGGETT on Tour With ANNIEBWW Interviews: GILGAMESH TAGGETT on Tour With ANNIE
by Kathy Strain - Apr 16, 2015

Gilgamesh Taggett currently plays the role of Oliver Warbucks and BWW had a chance to chat with Gilgamesh about the road that lead to playing Daddy Warbucks. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNIE Sure to PleaseBWW Reviews: ANNIE Sure to Please
by Kathy Strain - Apr 15, 2015

ANNIE plays at the historic Majestic Theatre in San Antonio and is sure to please audiences. (more...)

Connecticut Cabaret Theatre to Stage IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, 4/17-5/30Connecticut Cabaret Theatre to Stage IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE... IT'S SUPERMAN, 4/17-5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Connecticut Cabaret Theatre presents It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman, a musical comedy based on the comic strip Superman. The show features book by David Newman and Robert Benton, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. Produced and directed by Kris McMurray with musical director Sean Lewis, the production runs April 17th thru May 30th, 2015. (more...)

CALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company TonightCALL MY PUBLICIST Set for Single Performance at York Theatre Company Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only TONIGHT, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

Broadway Composer Charles Strouse to Lead Talk-Back with Students at Teaneck Community Charter School, 4/23Broadway Composer Charles Strouse to Lead Talk-Back with Students at Teaneck Community Charter School, 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Broadway composer Charles Strouse, who has written scores for over 30 stage musicals, including 14 for Broadway, and is a three-time Tony Award winner, a two-time Emmy Award winner, and whose cast albums have earned him two Grammy Awards will visit the school and lead a 'Talk-Back' with students. The Teaneck Community Charter school will present a production of the recently created 'Bye Bye Birdie Young Performers Edition.' The Talk-Back event will feature the student cast and crew of the show and will lead into the Opening Night performance at 8pm. (more...)

Old Library Theatre to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!, 4/16-18Old Library Theatre to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN!, 4/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theater company, Old Library Theatre, presents the musical comedy, 'It's a Bird... It's a Plane... It's Superman!' (more...)

OH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 SeasonOH, KAY!, GOLDEN BOY, WONDERFUL TOWN and More Set for Musicals Tonight!'s 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Musicals Tonight! has announced its 2015-16 season. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3Dallas Theater Center to Present Rolling World Premiere of COLOSSAL, 4/2-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

?Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the rolling world premiere of Colossal, a new play by Andrew Hinderaker. DTC artistic director Kevin Moriarty directs the Kennedy Center Jean Kennedy Smith Playwriting Award-winning play, which is choreographed by founder and artistic director of Dark Circles Contemporary Dance Joshua L. Peugh. Colossal begins with previews on Thursday, April 2 with a Pay-What-You-Can performance and runs through Sunday, May 3. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2015

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

York Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next MonthYork Theatre Company to Host Reading of Joshua Ellis' CALL MY PUBLICIST! Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The York Theatre Company, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Readings Series, presents Call My Publicist! - The Starry Education of a Broadway Press Agent, written and performed by Joshua Ellis. This premiere reading, directed by Gretchen Cryer will be presented for one-performance only on Wednesday evening, April 8, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The reading is open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

PPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & MorePPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 38th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)

Goodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This JuneGoodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

?Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Charles Strouse to Make UK Cabaret Debut at The Pheasantry, March 22-24Charles Strouse to Make UK Cabaret Debut at The Pheasantry, March 22-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, It's A Bird … It's A Plane … It's Superman) will be performing his own songs for three nights at the Pheasantry, Sunday 22nd to Tuesday 24th March 2015. This will be his first ever cabaret performance in the UK, and Bonnie Langford will appear as a special guest all three nights. (more...)

St. Bart's Players to Present URINETOWNSt. Bart's Players to Present URINETOWN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

This Tony-award-winning comedy is a bold satire on politics, capitalism and socialism, as well as a parody of such hit musicals as Les Miserables and West Side Story. You'll have a blast, and we promise not to make you 'Pay to Pee!' The show will be performed at the Off- broadway house- Hudson Guild Theatre (441 West 26th Street, New York, NY), April 16 th - 26th. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME at 54 Below is SpellbindingBWW Reviews: Tony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME at 54 Below is Spellbinding
by David Clarke - Mar 17, 2015

Tony Yazbeck returned to 54 Below with The Floor Above Me, his tap filled cabaret show. Co-written and Co-directed by Yazbeck and Howard Emanuel, it explores the charismatic performers love for dance, his road to Broadway, and his career. Yazbeck unleashes his larger-than-life charm and talent, gifting audiences with a spellbinding performance. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Annie is coming to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre March 31- April 5, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. ). Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the historic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: KAREN MASON Returns To Her Cabaret Roots and Triumphs with Stunningly Nostalgic New Show at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: KAREN MASON Returns To Her Cabaret Roots and Triumphs with Stunningly Nostalgic New Show at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Mar 7, 2015

“March is Cabaret Month” in New York gives us the opportunity to examine where we are, and, most importantly, where we have come from with this most magical of all art forms--Cabaret. So how very fortunate we are to see and hear veteran Broadway actress and cabaret performer, Karen Mason return to her roots to lovingly take us down memory lane with her new show Mason at Mama's In March at Don't Tell Mama (which opened on March 1st). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Emily Padgett and Erin Davie Sing with Heart and Humor at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: Emily Padgett and Erin Davie Sing with Heart and Humor at 54 Below
by David Clarke - Mar 6, 2015

Making their 54 Below debuts together, Emily Padgett and Erin Davie crafted a cabaret show that was filled with humor and heart. Singing duets and solo numbers, the lovely ladies who played Violet and Daisy Hilton in this season's Broadway revival of Side Show at the St. James Theatre skillfully entertained the dinner time crowd and left us looking forward to the next time they tread the boards on the Great White Way. (more...)

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