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Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 18th season of celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. During February and March 2016, established and rising singers and singer-songwriters across a range of genres-Southern soul, bluegrass, folk, R&B, indie rock, pop, musical theater, and more-will take The Appel Room stage for concerts that explore the many iterations of American song. And in spring, American Songbook will return to Alice Tully Hall with two dynamic women whose artistry in two very different arenas demonstrates the expansive reach of American song embodied in the series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings U.S. audiences their first look a London hit with the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created byDavid Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: First Look at Andrew Lippa and More in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley brings U.S. audiences their first look a London hit with the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

TheatreWorks' Robert Kelley Receives Palo Alto HonorsTheatreWorks' Robert Kelley Receives Palo Alto Honors
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley was the star of the show for a change - receiving proclamations on Monday, August 22 from both the City of Palo Alto's Mayor Pat Burt, and Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, acknowledging his significant contributions to the community. (more...)

Andrew Lippa-Led THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Opens Tonight at TheatreWorksAndrew Lippa-Led THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Opens Tonight at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running tonight, August 24, through September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this AugustAndrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksDamian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Revival Cast Album Hits the Shelves TodayTHE COLOR PURPLE Revival Cast Album Hits the Shelves Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE recorded its official Broadway cast album in December, and it is available online and in stores today, February 19, released by Broadway Records. The album is produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti.  (more...)

TheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World PremieresTheatreWorks' 47th Season to Feature American, World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Theatre enthusiasts packed the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts tonight to hear Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley and Managing Director Phil Santora of TheatreWorks Silicon Valley unveil the line-up for the company's 47th season. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Performing In Front of Oprah WinfreyVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Performing In Front of Oprah Winfrey
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Danielle Brooks (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) stopped by last night's THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT to talk about performing in the hit Broadway show THE COLOR PURPLE in front of Oprah Winfrey (more...)

DVR Alert: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Visits CBS's 'Late Show' TonightDVR Alert: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Visits CBS's 'Late Show' Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

CBS previously announced that THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) will visit THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT tonight, Jan. 27th. (more...)

DVR Alert: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks to Visit CBS's 'Late Show', 1/27DVR Alert: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks to Visit CBS's 'Late Show', 1/27
by TV News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

CBS has announced that THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) will visit the LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT on Wednesday, Jan. 27th. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Will Record Cast Album Next Week; Release Set for 1/29THE COLOR PURPLE Will Record Cast Album Next Week; Release Set for 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

THE COLOR PURPLE, which opened last night to ecstatic reviews, will record its official cast album this Monday, December 14, 2015.  The new Broadway cast recording will be released by Broadway Records on January 29, 2016and can pre-ordered at Amazon.com and at www.BroadwayRecords.com.  The album is being produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & More, Opens Tonight on BroadwayTHE COLOR PURPLE, Starring Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo & More, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opens tonight, December 10, at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - OWN to Present OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE, 12/19VIDEO: Sneak Peek - OWN to Present OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE, 12/19
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network announced today the primetime television event OPRAH GOES TO BROADWAY: THE COLOR PURPLE featuring an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the highly anticipated, newly imagined Broadway revival of the hit musical "The Color Purple" (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Jennifer Hudson, Cynthia Erivo, Danielle Brooks & More in THE COLOR PURPLE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

A first look at the new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, now in previews at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street), has just been released. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

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