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Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of MEMPHIS!Go Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of MEMPHIS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Producers of Memphis THE MUSICAL, which recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, recently announced that the Original London Cast Album is now available to purchase online for download. The CD will be available from 9 February at the Shaftesbury Theatre and via First Night Records. The Original London Cast Album is produced by First Night Records and Grammy Award-winning David Bryan. Mr. Bryan, a founding member of Bon Jovi, wrote the original score to Memphis THE MUSICAL with Joe DiPietro who wrote the book. The Guardian just released a video of the cast in the recording studio, and you can check it out HERE! (more...)

Beverley Knight Extends Run in West End's MEMPHISBeverley Knight Extends Run in West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Producers of Memphis THE MUSICAL, which recently celebrated its 100th performance at the Shaftesbury Theatre, are delighted to announce that the Original London Cast Album is now available to purchase online for download. The CD will be available from 9 February at the Shaftesbury Theatre and via First Night Records. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next MonthLa Jolla Playhouse's 2015 'DNA New Work Series' Kicks Off Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse is pleased to bring back its acclaimed new play development initiative, the DNA New Work Series, a two-week run of workshops and readings of new works, taking place February 16 - March 1, 2015. (more...)

Valerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This SpringValerie Vigoda and Wade McCollum to Lead ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME at George Street This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that a new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, will close their current season, bowing April 22 and running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback - MEMPHIS Salutes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.STAGE TUBE: Broadway Flashback - MEMPHIS Salutes Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
by Stage Tube - Jan 19, 2015

Back in 2010, Broadway's Tony-winning MEMPHIS released a video tribute to the bravery and heroism of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. BroadwayWorld brings you the clip in honor of Martin Luther King Day 2015! (more...)

STAND BY YOUR MAN, SOUTH PACIFIC, LIBERACE! and More Set for Ivoryton Playhouse's 2015 SeasonSTAND BY YOUR MAN, SOUTH PACIFIC, LIBERACE! and More Set for Ivoryton Playhouse's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Well, the weather outside may well be frightful but inside, at the Ivoryton Playhouse, plans are hatching for a delicious and delightful season ahead, beginning in March with the fascinating story of country music legend Tammy Wynette in STAND BY YOUR MAN by Mark St. Germain (March 18 - April 5) featuring 26 great country classics. (more...)

Hunter Hayes, Aloe Blacc Among Lineup for TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON TonightHunter Hayes, Aloe Blacc Among Lineup for TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

?Global box-office powerhouse Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, star of the upcoming TNTseries Wake Up Call, is set to ring in the holidays as host of TNT's annual music spectacular Christmas in Washington. (more...)

Hunter Hayes, Aloe Blacc Among TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON Performance LineupHunter Hayes, Aloe Blacc Among TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON Performance Lineup
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

?Global box-office powerhouse Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson, star of the upcoming TNTseries Wake Up Call, is set to ring in the holidays as host of TNT's annual music spectacular Christmas in Washington. (more...)

UK's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Into 2015UK's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL Extends Booking Into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL has today announced that 320,000 tickets are being put on sale as booking extends to 31st October 2015. The additional tickets will be available through the Box Office and all ticket agents from this Friday 7th November at 9am. Opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre to public and critical acclaim last month, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro's new musical, winner of four Tony® Awards including Best Musical, has been heralded as the West End's newest hit show (more...)

MJB Wood Group Expands CabiNEXT Modular Cabinet Components to FramelessMJB Wood Group Expands CabiNEXT Modular Cabinet Components to Frameless
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

MJB Wood Group adds frameless components to their current modular cabinet line. Introduced at this year's KCMA conference in October, CabiNEXT provides manufacturers with flexibility by offering ready-to-assemble frameless base and wall cabinet boxes. (more...)

Sunday Special: From the Mosh Pit to the Stage - Music Stars Turned Broadway ComposersSunday Special: From the Mosh Pit to the Stage - Music Stars Turned Broadway Composers
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 26, 2014

Sting's THE LAST SHIP marks The Police lead singer's Broadway debut tonight, but he's far from the first music industry transplant on the Great White Way. Scroll down to learn more about some of the greatest music stars turned Broadway composers, and be sure to tell us your favorite (or any we left out) in the comments below! (more...)

Review Roundup: MEMPHIS Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: MEMPHIS Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Oct 23, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis, directed by Christopher Ashley, opens tonight, October 23, 2014, at the Shaftesbury Theatre. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS, Shaftesbury Theatre, October 2014BWW Reviews: MEMPHIS, Shaftesbury Theatre, October 2014
by Kevin Sherwin - Oct 23, 2014

There's a popular theory that, in order to have a good chance at success, a new West End musical must be based either on a well-known film or on the back catalogue of a well-known music act - or in the case of The Bodyguard, both - and indeed, if you were to cast your eye over a list of hits and flops over the past few years, you might be inclined to agree. But then there's Memphis. (more...)

BWW Interviews: David Bryan, Tony-Winning Composer Of MEMPHIS!BWW Interviews: David Bryan, Tony-Winning Composer Of MEMPHIS!
by Carrie Dunn - Oct 23, 2014

David Bryan - for it is he, the keyboardist for Bon Jovi - is in London ready for the opening of Memphis, the musical he wrote with Joe DiPietro and which snaffled itself a bagful of Tony Awards back in 2010. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Shots from MEMPHIS in the West EndPhoto Coverage: New Shots from MEMPHIS in the West End
by Roy Tan - Oct 21, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights from MEMPHIS in the West End!
by Stage Tube - Oct 21, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical Memphis at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Memphis has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/18-10/19/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/18-10/19/2014
by - Oct 19, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/19- MEMPHISSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/19- MEMPHIS
by - Oct 19, 2014

Today in 2009, Memphis opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1165 performances. Memphis is a musical by David Bryan (music and lyrics) and Joe DiPietro (lyrics and book). It is loosely based on Memphis disc jockey Dewey Phillips, one of the first white DJs to play black music in the 1950s. It was staged during the 2003-04 season at both the North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts and TheatreWorks in Mountain View, California and opened on Broadway on October 19, 2009. It won the Tony Award for Best Musical, along with three other Tony Awards, at the 2010 Tony Awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight, Killian Donnelly & More in West End's MEMPHISPhoto Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight, Killian Donnelly & More in West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The West End production of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS at the Shaftesbury Theatre has its Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has an Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. Check out a first look below! (more...)

THE LAST ROMANCE Opens Tonight at Broward Stage Door TheatreTHE LAST ROMANCE Opens Tonight at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Oct 10, 2014

Playwright Joe DiPietro has become increasingly adept at illustrating the fascinating dynamics of love and family. From his first Off-Broadway success, I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change, through his Tony Award-winning hit Memphis, DiPietro has examined many aspects of the human connection. In the Broward Stage Door Theatre's upcoming production of The Last Romance, DiPietro explores a relationship between a man and a woman who just happen to be over the age of 65, and the family ties that bind, and pull. The play is a gentle and tender comedy that mixes a lot of humor with a little bit of heartbreak... and opera! (more...)

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