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Colman Domingo and Forrest McClendon to Return to THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Young VicColman Domingo and Forrest McClendon to Return to THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at Young Vic
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

According to The Stage, original Broadway cast members Colman Domingo and Forrest McClendon will reprise their roles of Mr Bones and Mr Tambo respectively, in The Scottsboro Boys at the Young Vic this Fall. The production is set to run October 18 through November 23. (more...)

Win Tickets to THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at the Ahmanson in LA!Win Tickets to THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at the Ahmanson in LA!
by Contests Broadway - May 9, 2013

The Scottsboro Boys plays the Ahmanson Theatre from May 21 - June 30, 2013 and BroadwayWorld is giving its readers a chance to win a pair of tickets to the show on Friday, May 31 at 8PM! Click here to enter! (more...)

SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2013

The 2012-2013 Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre season was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season, the 46th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles, will include Jeff Goldblum in the West Coast premiere of the smart, sexy, new Broadway comedy "Seminar," Rachel York in the beloved 1930s musical romp - Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation of the dramatic musical "Backbeat" which features classic rock 'n' roll in its story of the birth of the Beatles, Tracie Bennett starring as the iconic Judy Garland in the West Coast premiere of the acclaimed play with music - "End of the Rainbow," and the daring new musical that explores a shocking event in American history - Kander and Ebb's "The Scottsboro Boys." In addition, the exuberant musical "Fela!" will return for a limited engagement as a bonus option to the season subscription. (more...)

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, SOUTH BEACH BABYLON and More Set for FST's 2013 Summer SeasonTHE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, SOUTH BEACH BABYLON and More Set for FST's 2013 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

Florida Studio Theatre presents an exciting new Summer Season - with spirited musical revue The World Goes 'Round, quirky comedy The Underpants and witty new play South Beach Babylon. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY to Make World Premiere in TokyoPRINCE OF BROADWAY to Make World Premiere in Tokyo
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, PRINCE OF BROADWAY, the new musical celebrating legendary Broadway director and producer Harold 'Hal' Prince has been postponed indefinitely due to scheduling conflicts. Now in an interview with the Washington Post, Prince revealed that the show will soon premiere at Tokyo's Umeda Arts Theater and will hopefully move on the Broadway after. (more...)

David Bazemore, Ayanna Berkshire & More Set for CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSDavid Bazemore, Ayanna Berkshire & More Set for CTG's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

Casting has been announced for "The Scottsboro Boys," which begins previews May 21 at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre at the Los Angeles Music Center. Opening night is May 29 and performances run through June 30, 2013. (more...)

Panasonic Launches Eco-Educational Sweepstakes - For Students by StudentsPanasonic Launches Eco-Educational Sweepstakes - For Students by Students
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

Panasonic Corporation of North America today announced an innovative educational initiative aimed at inspiring greater environmental awareness among America's children and young adults. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Postponed Indefinitely Due to Scheduling ConflictsBREAKING NEWS: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Postponed Indefinitely Due to Scheduling Conflicts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed that PRINCE OF BROADWAY, the new musical celebrating legendary Broadway director and producer Harold 'Hal' Prince has now been postponed indefinitely due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

Liesl Tommy Receives Vineyard Theatre's First Susan Stroman Directing AwardLiesl Tommy Receives Vineyard Theatre's First Susan Stroman Directing Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

The Vineyard Theatre announces that the first Susan Stroman Directing Award has been given to Liesl Tommy. This new, residency-based award, given to a talented early or mid-career director, will provide its recipients with space, time and support to develop projects and strike new collaborations while in residence at the theatre. The award was presented to Ms. Tommy at The Vineyard's 30th Anniversary Gala, held last night at The Edison Ballroom. With Ms. Stroman's creative genius and spirit of collaboration as an inspiration, The Vineyard will proudly present the Susan Stroman Award annually. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre Celebrates 30 Gala with John Tartaglia, Ann Harada & More!Photo Coverage: Inside Vineyard Theatre Celebrates 30 Gala with John Tartaglia, Ann Harada & More!
by Walter McBride - Mar 19, 2013

Vineyard Theatre's annual Gala, this year celebrating the institution's 30th Anniversary, took place at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) last night, March 18, 2013 beginning at 6:00 p.m. (cocktails at 6:00pm, dinner at 7:30pm and performance at 8:30pm). BroadwayWorld was there for the special evening and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2013

The 2012-2013 Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre season was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season, the 46th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles, will include Jeff Goldblum in the West Coast premiere of the smart, sexy, new Broadway comedy "Seminar," Rachel York in the beloved 1930s musical romp - Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation of the dramatic musical "Backbeat" which features classic rock 'n' roll in its story of the birth of the Beatles, Tracie Bennett starring as the iconic Judy Garland in the West Coast premiere of the acclaimed play with music - "End of the Rainbow," and the daring new musical that explores a shocking event in American history - Kander and Ebb's "The Scottsboro Boys." In addition, the exuberant musical "Fela!" will return for a limited engagement as a bonus option to the season subscription. (more...)

SCOTTSBORO BOYS Will Play The Young Vic, Beginning October 18SCOTTSBORO BOYS Will Play The Young Vic, Beginning October 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2013

The Young Vic and Catherine Schreiber will present the U.K. premiere of Kander and Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys, directed by five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Headed to the Young Vic; Performances to Begin October 18THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Headed to the Young Vic; Performances to Begin October 18
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

As reported by the Daily Mail, the Tony Award nominated musical The Scottsboro Boys is headed to the West End's Young Vic (artistic director David Lan), directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Performances are slated to begin on October 18. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Begin Performances at the Ahmanson Theatre, 5/21THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Begin Performances at the Ahmanson Theatre, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2013

'The Scottsboro Boys', featuring Music and Lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb and Book by David Thompson, will be directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman at CTG's Ahmanson Theatre. The show begins previews on May 21 to prepare for opening night on May 29. It will conclude its run on June 30, 2013. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Yet Another Outstanding AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, This Time at DCLOBWW Reviews: Yet Another Outstanding AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, This Time at DCLO
by Don Grigware - Feb 19, 2013

This is the third production of The World Goes 'Round in and around Los Angeles in the last six months...and another best bet! Sure, it's hard to beat the joyous music of Kander & Ebb, in whatever way it's presented. But this production at DCLO has a style all its own. Though in some ways more traditional than the other two I've seen recently - it plays much like an old-fashioned TV variety show - it has a greatness and a flair... with not only singing and dancing but blending bright anecdotes about the composers - that include delicious personal stories from cast members... and a splendid, splendid cast of 37 actors/singers/dancers, one of the largest casts to do a revue - and it works beautifully thanks to the splendid use of the broad stage by director Marsha Moode and choreographer Nathan Wise! (more...)

Review Roundup: DEAR WORLD with Betty Buckley and Paul NicholasReview Roundup: DEAR WORLD with Betty Buckley and Paul Nicholas
by Review Roundups - Feb 14, 2013

The British premiere of Jerry Herman's musical Dear World, starring Betty Buckley and Paul Nicholas and directed and choreographed by Gillian Lynne, opened 13 February and runs through 30 March 2013. (more...)

Kander & Ebb's AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND at NoHo Arts Another Sterling ProductionKander & Ebb's AND THE WORLD GOES ROUND at NoHo Arts Another Sterling Production
by Don Grigware - Feb 5, 2013

And the World Goes Round by Kander & Ebb is a revue incorporating a compilation of their greatest hits and is often performed straight out with no frills or dramatic re-imaginings of any kind. Performers stand and sing center stage , and that's it. There have been two inventive productions within the last six months, one at the Actors co-op directed by Robert Marra and now this newest production at NoHo Arts directed by Gary Lee Reed, which is truly a labor of love from top to bottom. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marc Shaiman, Michael Cerveris and More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Newtown Benefit TonightBrian Stokes Mitchell, Marc Shaiman, Michael Cerveris and More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Newtown Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2013

'From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook' will take place 7:00 pm tonight, January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut. The evening will be a concert of love and healing for the Newtown community from the composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway together with over 100 students from several Newtown dance groups and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. All proceeds and donations will go directly to United Way of Western Connecticut's Sandy Hook School Support Fund. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marc Shaiman, Michael Cerveris and More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Newtown Benefit, 1/28Brian Stokes Mitchell, Marc Shaiman, Michael Cerveris and More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Newtown Benefit, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

"From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook" will take place 7:00 pm on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut. The evening will be a concert of love and healing for the Newtown community from the composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway together with over 100 students from several Newtown dance groups and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir. All proceeds and donations will go directly to United Way of Western Connecticut's Sandy Hook School Support Fund. (more...)

SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!SEMINAR's Jeff Goldblum, END OF THE RAINBOW's Tracie Bennett and More Set for Center Theatre Group's 2012-13 Ahmanson Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

The 2012-2013 Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre season was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. The new season, the 46th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles, will include Jeff Goldblum in the West Coast premiere of the smart, sexy, new Broadway comedy "Seminar," Rachel York in the beloved 1930s musical romp - Cole Porter's "Anything Goes," the American premiere and pre-Broadway presentation of the dramatic musical "Backbeat" which features classic rock 'n' roll in its story of the birth of the Beatles, Tracie Bennett starring as the iconic Judy Garland in the West Coast premiere of the acclaimed play with music - "End of the Rainbow," and the daring new musical that explores a shocking event in American history - Kander and Ebb's "The Scottsboro Boys." In addition, the exuberant musical "Fela!" will return for a limited engagement as a bonus option to the season subscription. (more...)

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