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Breaking News: Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson Join Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!Breaking News: Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Michael McGrath and Mary Louise Wilson Join Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that the new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY starring TonyŽ & EmmyŽ Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & TonyŽ nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffee,' will feature TonyŽ nominee Andy Karl as 'Bruce Granit,' Mark Linn?Baker as 'Oliver Webb,' TonyŽ Award winner Michael McGrath as 'Owen O'Malley' and TonyŽ Award winner Mary Louise Wilson as 'Letitia Primrose.' On The Twentieth Century will be choreographed by TonyŽ Award winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six?time TonyŽ nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On The Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Mullholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. (more...)

David Friedman Launches Fundraising Campaign for New CD: Nancy LaMott Sings David ZippelDavid Friedman Launches Fundraising Campaign for New CD: Nancy LaMott Sings David Zippel
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 6, 2014

David Friedman and the 'Nancy LaMott Sings David Zippel' team have started a fundraising campaign for a new album by the gifted and beloved late singer Nancy LaMott, called 'Nancy LaMott Sings David Zippel.' It is a collection of rare performances of Nancy singing songs with lyrics by her dear friend, Tony Award winning and Academy Award nominated lyricist David Zippel. (more...)

Fred Barton Orchestra, Terri White, Sam Harri & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel CenterFred Barton Orchestra, Terri White, Sam Harri & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

On Saturday, October 18, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Cy Coleman. (more...)

SOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just CheekySOUND OFF: Lady Gaga & Tony Bennett's CHEEK TO CHEEK Is Not Merely Just Cheeky
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 23, 2014

Today we are listening to the hotly anticipated new jazz album by Lady Gaga and Tony Bennett titled CHEEK TO CHEEK. (more...)

Jim Speake to Bring 'I'M A BRASS BAND' to The Duplex in OctoberJim Speake to Bring 'I'M A BRASS BAND' to The Duplex in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) nominee Jim Speake, the loveable actor-singer who hails from Alabama, has a certain charm that has his audiences wanting to see him more than they already do! And they will very soon, when Jim brings back the acclaimed show "I'm a Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex" for two more performances. (more...)

Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Continuing its 8 year reign as the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway Performers and Nightclub Artists in concert, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri in their co-headlining concert debut of Together Again for the First Time, an evening of non-stop Broadway showstoppers with Musical Direction by Mark Vogel at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28Alan Safier to Star in SAY GOODNIGHT GRACIE at Queens Theatre, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Queens Theatre will present the Tony-nominated play Say Goodnight Gracie, starring Alan Safier as George Burns, written by Rupert Holmes (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and directed by Michael White. The show will be at Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South, Flushing Meadows Corona Park) on Saturday, September 27 at 2pm & 8pm and on Sunday, September 28 at 3pm. Join Rupert Holmes, Alan Safier, and Moderator WABC's Sandy Kenyon for a lively talk-back after the 3pm performance on Sunday, September 28. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Offer Staged Reading of THE LIFE, 10/4-511th Hour Theatre Company to Offer Staged Reading of THE LIFE, 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Performances are Saturday, October 4 at 8 PM and Sunday, October 5 at 2 PM and 7 PM. Tickets are $25 for general admission, $15 for students and industry, and are available at www.11thhourtheatrecompany.org or by calling 267-987-9865. (more...)

New Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin ChenowethNew Poster Unveiled For ON THE 20TH CENTURY Starring Kristin Chenoweth
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 13, 2014

A flashy new poster has been unveiled for the upcoming Broadway revival of ON THE 20TH CENTURY starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BARNUM, Curve Theatre Leicester, September 10 2014BWW Reviews: BARNUM, Curve Theatre Leicester, September 10 2014
by Jenny Antill - Sep 11, 2014

Cameron Macintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Barnum debuted at the Curve Theatre, Leicester last night before embarking on a National Tour. The show was seen by nearly 70,000 people during its run in Chichester last year and was critically acclaimed by many throughout its time there. Way prior to this, the production opened on Broadway back in 1980 where it picked up three Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award. Following this, Barnum opened in the West End in 1981 starring Michael Crawford; a role which he won an Olivier for. (more...)

Jim Brochu to Return to Barrington Stage in CHARACTER MAN This MonthJim Brochu to Return to Barrington Stage in CHARACTER MAN This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announces the return of Drama Desk Award-winner Jim Brochu in his new show Character Man, following his wildly successful run of Zero Hour in 2011. A musical valentine celebrating the Golden Age of the American Musical, Character Man will be presented at BSC's St. Germain Stage at the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center from September 18 through 28. The press opening is Saturday, September 20 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Official: Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu & More to Join Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig & Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELSOfficial: Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu & More to Join Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig & Hadley Fraser in Donmar's CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Full casting for City of Angels at Donmar Warehouse has been announced. Joining the previously announced Samantha Barks, Rosalie Craig and Hadley Fraser are Katherine Kelly, Tam Mutu, Peter Polycarpou and Rebecca Trehearn. (more...)

Katherine Kelly, Peter Polycarpou and Tam Mutu Join Donmar Warehouse's CITY OF ANGELS This WinterKatherine Kelly, Peter Polycarpou and Tam Mutu Join Donmar Warehouse's CITY OF ANGELS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

According to the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Katherine Kelly, Peter Polycarpou and Tam Mutu have joined cast of Donmar Warehouse's CITY OF ANGELS, helmed by Josie Rourke and beginning performances on December 5, 2014. (more...)

Patti LuPone, VOCE, Take Dance, Ben Vereen and More Set for Pace University's Schimmel Center in 2014-15Patti LuPone, VOCE, Take Dance, Ben Vereen and More Set for Pace University's Schimmel Center in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Schimmel Center at Pace University is proud to announce the 2014 / 2015 season at The Schimmel Center at Pace University, located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan, adjacent to City Hall and the Brooklyn Bridge. Schimmel Center is a world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on music superstars from around the globe, charismatic and crowd-pleasing dance performances, spectacular theatre and contemporary cabaret. The Schimmel Center season begins on September 21 with Voce, Rising Opera Stars in Recital, and culminates on May 30 with Ben Vereen. (more...)

The Pheasantry Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Season Includes Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman, & MoreThe Pheasantry Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Season Includes Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman, & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The Pheasantry has announced its Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Concert Season including: Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman with Jason Carr, Kerry Ellis, Billy Stritch, Buddy Greco with Lezlie Anders, Robert Meadmore & Annabel Leventon, Clive Rowe, Christine Andreas & Martin Silvestri, and more to be announced. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Kristin Chenoweth Poses with TWENTIETH CENTURY Costar Peter GallagherTwitter Watch: Kristin Chenoweth Poses with TWENTIETH CENTURY Costar Peter Gallagher
by BWW Staff - Aug 18, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Kristin Chenoweth wrote ' My handsome leading man and I @petergallagher ' (more...)

Tom Wopat to Star in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 9/3-24Tom Wopat to Star in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 9/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Tom Wopat - famed for his role as Luke Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" - will play the title role of Will Rogers in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's production of "The Will Rogers Follies." The show runs from Sept. 3 - 24 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (MGR) in Auburn, New York. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This FallSUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead to Star in THE HEIDI CHRONICLES at the Guthrie This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the first production on the Wurtele Thrust Stage in the 2014-2015 season, Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning play The Heidi Chronicles. Under the direction of 2014 Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman (Broadway's Violet, Chinglish, Well), The Heidi Chronicles will feature the talents of Kate Wetherhead, Ben Graney, Tracey Maloney and Zach Shaffer, as well as Sam Bardwell, Eleonore Dendy, Mo Perry and Stacia Rice. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/7- Rachel YorkSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/7- Rachel York
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2014

Happy Birthday Rachel York! York has appeared on Broadway as Fantine in Les Miserables; Norma in Victor/Victoria (Drama Desk Award) with Julie Andrews; Marguerite in The Scarlet Pimpernel; Miss Fancy in Sly Fox with Richard Dreyfuss; and Christine Colgate in Dirty Rotten Scoundrelswith Jonathan Pryce. She appeared off-Broadway opposite Julie Andrews in Stephen Sondheim's Putting It Together and in the Lincoln Center Theater production of Dessa Rose. Most recently, Rachel was seen in The Best Is Yet to Come: The Music of Cy Coleman and created the role of Cruella de Vil in The 101 Dalmatians Musical directed by Jerry Zaks. (more...)

CHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage SeriesCHESS, NOISES OFF, THE PILLOWMAN and More Set for SecondStory Rep's Season 16 Mainstage Series
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

SecondStory Repertory has announced its MainStage Series for Season 16. (more...)

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