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  • BDC Presents A Class With David Marquez To Benefit BC/EFA
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2009

    Broadway Dance Center presents BDC Gives for the month of February- A special class with David Marquez. All proceeds for this new series of classes are donated to BC/EFA. Marquez's class will focus on Intermediate Theater and take place on February 27, 2009 from 10:30A.M. - Noon. Regular class rates apply, and additional donations are welcome. (more...)

    Photo Flash: ROOMS: A Rock Romance
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2009

    Van Hill Entertainment is proud to announce that the Off-Broadway premiere of ROOMS a rock romance, starring Leslie Kritzer and Doug Kreeger, will begin performances on Friday February 27th at New World Stages/Stage 2 (340 West 50th Street). Opening Night is set for Monday March 16th (7 PM). ROOMS a rock romance has music and lyrics by Paul Scott Goodman (Bright Lights Big City) and book by Goodman and Miriam Gordon, and will be directed by Scott Schwartz (Golda's Balcony, Bat Boy: The Musical, tick, tick... BOOM!, Jane Eyre). (more...)

    42nd Street Comes to Cabrillo Music Theatre March 27 - April 5
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2009

    Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with the grandest and most spectacular musical of all, 42ND STREET. Directed and Choreographed by original Broadway cast member and Dance Captain, Jon Engstrom, 42ND STREET features a cast of 40, a full professional orchestra, and some of the greatest songs and dances ever to hit the great white way. (more...)

    The Visit, Kiss of the Spiderwoman and More Amongst 2009 Helen Hayes Award Nominees
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2009

    The Awards Gala The 25th Anniversary Helen Hayes Awards will be held on Monday, April 13, 2009 at the Warner Theatre and JW Marriott Hotel. (more...)

    Jamie DeRoy Celebrates Academy Award Winning Songs
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2009

    Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she celebrates Oscar with an evening featuring Academy Award-winning songs and winners as the theme of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends on Monday, February 16th (7:00PM) at the New York hotspot The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street - between 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

    Nancy Hess is New 'Madame Giry' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Starting 2/9
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2009

    Broadway veteran Nancy Hess will join the Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the longest-running show in Broadway history, beginning Monday, February 9. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh/Really Useful Group, Inc. and directed by Harold Prince, the musical recently celebrated an unprecedented 21 Years in New York, where it plays at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). (more...)

    Broadway Theatre Project Holds NYC Auditions for Summer Program 2/7
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2009

    Auditions will held in NYC by Artistic Director Debra McWaters for BTP's intensive three-week musical theatre training program. Auditions are open calls and no appointments are necessary. The 2009 session takes place from July 12 - August 1. Master Classes at BTP have been taught in the past by such Broadway luminaries as Julie Andrews, Christopher d'Amboise, Rob Fisher, Terrence Mann, Austin Pendleton, Ben Vereen, Frank Wildhorn and Patrick Wilson, to name only a few. BTP alums have performed in over 65 shows on Broadway - complete list available upon request. Visit broadwaytheatreproject.com for more information. WHEN:Saturday, February 7, 2009 - 11:00am WHERE:Ripley Greer Studios, 17th Floor, 520 8th Ave., New York City (more...)

    Broadway Theatre Project Holds Auditions for Summer Program 2/7
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2009

    Auditions are being held in NYC by Artistic Director Debra McWaters for BTP's intensive three-week musical theatre training program. Auditions are open calls and no appointments are necessary. The 2009 session takes place from July 12 - August 1. Master Classes at BTP have been taught in the past by such Broadway luminaries as Julie Andrews, Christopher d'Amboise, Rob Fisher, Terrence Mann, Austin Pendleton, Ben Vereen, Frank Wildhorn and Patrick Wilson, to name only a few. BTP alums have performed in over 65 shows on Broadway - complete list available upon request. Visit broadwaytheatreproject.com for more information. (more...)

    Nancy Hess is New 'Madame Giry' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Starting 2/9
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2009

    Broadway veteran Nancy Hess will join the Broadway cast of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, the longest-running show in Broadway history, beginning Monday, February 9. Produced by Cameron Mackintosh/Really Useful Group, Inc. and directed by Harold Prince, the musical recently celebrated an unprecedented 21 Years in New York, where it plays at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). (more...)

    Photo Coverage Exclusive: Lane Celebrates His Birthday with Ebersole at the Carlyle
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2009

    On Tuesday, February 3rd, beloved star of stage and screen Nathan Lane, celebrated his birthday at The Cafe Carlyle in Manhattan by taking in a performance of Christine Ebersole's acclaimed cabaret concert. Ms. Ebersole sang 'Happy Birthday' to Mr. Lane in the style of Marilyn Monroe. Also in attendance at the event were Rupert Everett, Michael Blakemore, Rob Ashford, Chris Noth, Anne Kaufman Schneider (playwright George S. Kaufman's daughter), Scott Wittman and Andrea Martin. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Drama League 'A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY' Gala
    by Linda Lenzi - Feb 05, 2009

    Each year, The Drama League's one-night-only gala concert at NYC's famed Rainbow Room boasts an incredible roster of Broadway's biggest and brightest stars, performing favorite songs from Broadway seasons past and present. The musical revue is the highlight of The Drama League's annual benefit gala at Rockefeller Center's breathtaking Rainbow Room. (more...)

    'RAGTIME' Opens At Astoria Performing Arts Center 2/5/09
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2009

    Astoria Performing Arts Center is pleased to announce the production of RAGTIME, a musical directed by APAC's very own Artistic Director, Tom Wojtunik. Ragtime will play a 3-week limited engagement at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church (30-44 Crescent St, Astoria, NY 11102). Performances begin Thursday, February 5th and continue through Sunday, February 22nd. (more...)

    PBS AMERICAN MASTERS Airs 'Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About' 2/4
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2009

    PBS' AMERICAN MASTERS presents the highly anticipated profile on the complex king of ballet and Broadway, Jerome Robbins. It will be the first-ever and only documentary on the preeminent choreographer. 'Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About' is by Judy Kinberg and written by best-selling Robbins biographer Amanda Vaill. (more...)

    Rivera, Ebersole, Murphy and Jackson Among Stars for Drama League Gala, A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY 2/2
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 02, 2009

    On Monday, February 2, 2009, Chita Rivera, Donna Murphy, Christine Ebersole, Cheyenne Jackson, Kerry Butler, Nancy Opel, Cady Huffman, Keith Carradine, Julie Halston, Bailey Hanks, Cady Huffman, Lee Roy Reams, the original 'Cagelles' from from the 1983 Broadway production of La Cage aux Folles, the original Broadway cast of The Will Rogers Follies and more will take part in The Drama League's 25th annual all-star gala, 'A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY.' (more...)

    More Kidman 'On Set' NINE Images Hit the Web
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2009

    Celebrity news website Putu.Us is featuring some new images of Nicole Kidman from the set of the film Nine, Kidman plays 'Claudia Graham' in the upcoming motion picture musical. (more...)

    Cruz is a Perfect '10' in New NINE 'On Set' Images
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2009

    Celebrity news website Putu.Us is featuring some new images from the set of the film Nine, the pictures show a new glimpse of sultry star Penelope Cruz as 'Carla' and new images of Daniel Day-Lewis as 'Guido Contini', the film is currently in production in Rome. To see the Nine images click here. (more...)

    NINE's Kidman 'On Set' Images Online
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2009

    Just Jared the celebrity news website is featuring some new images from the set of the film Nine, the pictures show the first glimpse of Nicole Kidman as 'Claudia Graham' and new images of Daniel Day-Lewis as 'Guido Contini', the film is currently in production in Rome. Daniel Day-Lewis replaced the previously attached Javier Bardem in the leading role of Guido Contini, Bardem left the project citing exhaustion. Penelope Cruz, Marion Cotillard, Kate Hudson, Stacy 'Fergie' Ferguson, Sophia Loren and Judi Dench star in the film as well. (more...)

    DVR Alert: Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About Airs Feb. 18
    by Greg Rice - Jan 28, 2009

    On February 18, 2009 at 8:30pm, Rocky Mountain PBS (Channel 6) will air Jerome Robbins: Something to Dance About. (more...)

    Bohmer, Darrington, Noll To Star In Kennedy Center's RAGTIME
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2009

    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced casting for its production of RAGTIME in the Eisenhower Theater April 18 - May 10, 2009. Based on a 1975 novel by E.L. Doctorow, the production features book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and will be directed and choreographed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The musical is part of the Kennedy Center's Broadway: The Third Generation, a series celebrating the current generation of Broadway musical composers. The official press night will take place on Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Rosie's Broadway Kids Open the Maravel Arts Center
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2009

    Rosie's Broadway Kids officially celebrated its new home on Monday January 26th as the Maravel Arts Center had a ribbon cutting ceremony to open the re-modeled facility to the press. Located in the heart of the Broadway community, on 45th Street, Rosie O'Donnell's 'Rosie's For All Kids Foundation will now have two dance studios, a music studio, library, dressing rooms and much more in its new location. Rosie's Kids provided the entertainment at the event, which drew such starry guest as Chita Rivera, Linda Dano and Broadway couple Orfeh and Andy Karl. One of many highlights was the 'Kids' performing Arthur Schwartz's classic tune 'Rhode Island Is Famous for You'-but they changed the words to 'Long Island' for Rosie, which the crowd just loved. The Maravel Arts Center is named for O'Donnell's teacher, Pat Maravel, who she said was an 'inspirational force' in her formative years. (more...)

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