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BWW Review: Seize the Stage! Rousing NEWSIES Leaps Over to OC's Segerstrom CenterBWW Review: Seize the Stage! Rousing NEWSIES Leaps Over to OC's Segerstrom Center
by Michael L. Quintos - May 24, 2016

Now after more than a year, NEWSIES' North American First National Tour is nearing its conclusion, finally stopping at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through May 29 (the musical will motor down to San Diego the following week). After seeing the original Broadway production in NYC and then seeing its Los Angeles debut at the Pantages Theatre last year, experiencing this exuberant, high-energy, smile-inducing crowd-pleaser again here in my own home turf felt like a special gift. NEWSIES is a fun, uplifting night at the theater... and continues to be in subsequent, multiple viewings. With its winning combination of incredibly acrobatic dancing, family-friendly comedy, engaging story, awesome singing, and dazzling showmanship, there is a lot to love with this show---whether you're 5 or 95. Heck, it certainly made a #Fansie out of me. (more...)

Inside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Christopher GattelliInside THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL: Christopher Gattelli
by Misha Davenport - May 23, 2016

Tony award-winning choreographer Christopher Gattelli chats about bringing the undersea world of Bikini Bottom to life. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Cast & Creatives Meet the Press in Chicago!Photo Flash: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Cast & Creatives Meet the Press in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Yesterday, May 19, the cast and creative team of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL arrived in Chicago for a press conference. Check out a look at the big day below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Director Tina Landau Talks THE SPONGEBOB MUSICALSTAGE TUBE: Director Tina Landau Talks THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2016

On Thursday, May 19, the cast and creative team of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL arrived in Chicago - and BroadwayWorld.com was on hand to meet the team! Today's entry: director, co-conceiver, and hometown Steppenwolf Ensemble member Tina Landau discusses the world premiere. Keep an eye on BroadwayWorld.com all week for SPONGEBOB updates from local contributors Misha Davenport and M. William Panek. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Dancers Unite on the Red Carpet at the 2016 Astaire Awards!Photo Coverage: Dancers Unite on the Red Carpet at the 2016 Astaire Awards!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 17, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala was held just last night, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG and SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski led the pack. CLICK HERE for a full list of winners! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala was held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG and SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski led the pack - scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28Creative Team Announced for WAR PAINT Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - Michael Korie, Scott Frankel and More; 6/28
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Goodman Theatre announces Broadway stars John Dossett and Douglas Sills will join the cast of War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. Dossett will portray Tommy Lewis, Miss Arden's husband and chief marketing officer, and Sills will portray the ambitious Harry Fleming, Madame Rubinstein's clubby confidante and faithful ally. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala will be held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives Dive Into Crafting Sets, Props & More!BWW TV: THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Creatives Dive Into Crafting Sets, Props & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 12, 2016

Bikini Bottom will soon surface in Chicago, and in anticipation of The SpongeBob Musical's first performance on Tuesday, June 7th at Broadway in Chicago's Oriental Theatre, the production has begun rolling out a number of behind-the-scenes videos on the process of adapting one of television's biggest animated hits for the theatre. Below, check out a just-released peek at how the creatives are crafting the sets, props and more for the musical! (more...)

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO**PHOTOS & VIDEO* Cast Announced For The 60th Anniversary Production Of MY FAIR LADY at Sydney Opera House *PHOTOS & VIDEO*
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2016

*PHOTOS & VIDEO* The Principal Cast of the 60th Anniversary Production of MY FAIR LADY was announced in Sydney. *PHOTOS & VIDEO* (more...)

Photo Flash: Flowers and Fanfare! Inside MY FAIR LADY's Big Announcement in SydneyPhoto Flash: Flowers and Fanfare! Inside MY FAIR LADY's Big Announcement in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this evening, Australia's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Julie Andrews, just announced its leading players, featuring acclaimed British performer Alex Jennings, as Professor Higgins and the young Australian star, Anna O'Byrne, as Eliza Doolittle. Scroll down for photos from the big casting announcement in Sydney! (more...)

EXTRA EXTRA! NEWSIES Cast Member Teaching YOU How To Carry the Banner While on Tour!EXTRA EXTRA! NEWSIES Cast Member Teaching YOU How To Carry the Banner While on Tour!
by Maeve Riley - May 11, 2016

Now here's one headline you WON'T want to miss! As Disney's NEWSIES continues to carry the banner on its National Tour, cast member Nico DeJesus (Romeo) is seizing the day by offering a unique opportunity for dancers and musical theatre performers during the cast's Southern California stop. (more...)

World Premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Extends Chicago RunWorld Premiere of THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL Extends Chicago Run
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago and The SpongeBob Musical have announced a one-week extension through Sunday, July 10. Performances will begin on Tuesday, June 7 at Broadway In Chicago's Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph Street, Chicago, IL). (more...)

Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your BrainBWW Review: NEWSIES is a Rollicking Good Time, If You Turn Off Your Brain
by Jay Irwin - Apr 27, 2016

I will admit to the fact that the original 1992 film of "Newsies" is one of my guilty pleasures. So when I heard they were making a stage version of the musical I was dubious but excited. The original already made you overlook much of the schlock, cheese, historical inaccuracies and plot holes. But the stage version, currently at the Paramount Theatre, with its retooled story forces even more of a willing suspension of disbelief almost to the point of brain death. But if you can manage that level of tucking rational thought into some dark corner then you're bound to have a good time as this spectacle is loaded with tons of vibrancy and a bevy of cute "boys" who sure do sing and dance pretty. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Zachary Sayle of the NEWSIES TourSTAGE TUBE: Meet Zachary Sayle of the NEWSIES Tour
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2016

Meet Zachary Sayle, playing Crutchie in the North American Tour of NEWSIES!  Check out the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL's Sets, Music, Choreography & More!VIDEO: First Look at THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL's Sets, Music, Choreography & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

ET has shared an exclusive first look at SPONGEBOB MUSICAL music, sets, choreography and more. The show will feature underwater bicycles, skateboards, jugglers, giant orange balls and electric guitars! (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights SeasonBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

SpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in MaySpeakEasy to Stage Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT; Performances Begin in May
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2016

From May 7 - June 4, 2016, SpeakEasy Stage Company will proudly present the Boston Professional Premiere of DOGFIGHT, a powerful new musical about unexpected love, loss, and brotherhood, based on the 1991 film starring River Phoenix and Lili Taylor.  (more...)

LCT's THE KING AND I Will Celebrate First Anniversary on Broadway This WeekendLCT's THE KING AND I Will Celebrate First Anniversary on Broadway This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

This Sunday, April 17 marks the first anniversary for Lincoln Center Theater's Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

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