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Jenn Gambatese to Join Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSELJenn Gambatese to Join Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Jenn Gambatese will portray Carrie Pipperidge in Lyric's new production of Carousel, on stage April 10 through May 3, 2015 (opening night April 11). Gambatese returns to Lyric following her critically acclaimed performance as Maria in last year's production of The Sound of Music, which just won 2014's Best Special Theatrical Event at the Broadway World Chicago Awards. 'The sweetly appealing Gambatese makes a light and lovely Maria, full of practicality and pluck.' (Time Out Chicago) (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 24th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 24, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods' finally opens tomorrow! Plus Porchlight's Sondheim season continues, TMTC's 'Allegro' at Ravinia, Laura Osnes is coming to town, 'Galavant' and the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards arrive in early January, followed by 'Tommy' in Aurora, 'First Date' at the Royal George, 'The Full Monty' at Theater Wit and more! (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSELTony Nominee Laura Osnes to Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Laura Osnes will star as Julie Jordan in Lyric's new production of Carousel, on stage April 11 through May 3, 2015. Osnes comes to Lyric following her Tony-nominated role in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway. She joins Steven Pasquale, who stars as Billy Bigelow, in this new production directed and choreographed by legendary Tony, Emmy, and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford. (more...)

SERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix TheatreSERRANO THE MUSICAL to Make World Premiere 1/16 at the Matrix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Serrano NY, LLC is thrilled to present the World Premiere of SERRANO THE MUSICAL, book and lyrics by Madeline Sunshine, music by Robert Tepper, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo (Sunset Blvd. The Wizard of Oz), choreography by Tony nominee Peggy Hickey (A Gentlemen's Guide to Love and Murder) and directed by Tony nominee Joel Zwick (Dance With Me, 'My Big Fat Greek Wedding'). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 12, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award nominations are announced, Lyric presents 'Porgy' and 'Carousel,' 'Camelot' opens, 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Annie' return, 'Annie' and 'Ani' hit screens, parodies of 'Guffman,' the Merman/Mormon thing, Rudolph and Tupperware, and a suburban 'Garden!' (more...)

Steven Pasquale to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL This Spring; Rob Ashford to DirectSteven Pasquale to Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL This Spring; Rob Ashford to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Steven Pasquale will star in the iconic role of carousel barker Billy Bigelow in Lyric's new production ofCarousel, on stage April 11 through May 3, 2015. Following his critically acclaimed performance on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County, Pasquale will bring his “glorious voice” (VARIETY) to some of the most beloved songs in musical theater history in a new production directed and choreographed by legendary Tony, Emmy, and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford. (more...)

Country Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Our National AnthemCountry Celebrates 200th Anniversary of Our National Anthem
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Vice President Joe Biden, Governor Martin O'Malley and an extensive roster of celebrities and elected officials joined visitors from across the United States as they flocked to Baltimore's famed Inner Harbor and the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine last night to take part in the centerpiece events of the week-long Star-Spangled Spectacular. (more...)

John Lithgow Hosts STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Tonight; Kristin Chenoweth PerformsJohn Lithgow Hosts STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Tonight; Kristin Chenoweth Performs
by TV News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at 8 p.m. ET tonight, September 13, on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, TodayJohn Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

John Lithgow to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Next Weekend; Kristin Chenoweth to PerformJohn Lithgow to Host STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR Live on PBS's 'Great Performances' Next Weekend; Kristin Chenoweth to Perform
by TV News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S GREAT PERFORMANCES at 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, September 13, on PBS. (Check local listings.) (more...)

John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, 9/13John Lithgow to Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR, 9/13
by TV News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow will host Star-Spangled Spectacular: Bicentennial of our National Anthem live from Pier Six Pavilion in Baltimore on THIRTEEN'S Great Performances at 8 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

Jordin Sparks to Co-Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR This SeptemberJordin Sparks to Co-Host PBS's STAR-SPANGLED SPECTACULAR This September
by TV News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Jordin Sparks (Broadway's In the Heights) will join acclaimed actor, musician and author John Lithgow to co-host Star-Spangled Spectacular (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, TodayThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, TodayMaria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

The National YoungArts Foundation in Partnership with The Related Group Announces the Inauguration of the YoungArts Residency in Visual ArtsThe National YoungArts Foundation in Partnership with The Related Group Announces the Inauguration of the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

The National YoungArts Foundation, with the generous support of The Related Group, announces the inauguration of the YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts, the first of several residency programs in the visual, literary, design and performing arts the organization is developing as it expands its support of the next generation of artists in the United States and strengthens its place as a creative-catalyst for Miami's growing cultural landscape. The YoungArts Residency in Visual Arts will be extended to at least three outstanding visual artists a year, offering them the opportunity to become immersed in the Miami community while developing their work. The program will welcome the accomplished painter Suzanne McClelland as the inaugural artist in residence starting in June 2014. (more...)

Isabel Leonard Wins Dallas Opera's 2014 Maria Callas AwardIsabel Leonard Wins Dallas Opera's 2014 Maria Callas Award
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

The Dallas Opera has announced the result of this year's balloting for the 2014 “Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year” Award: American mezzo-soprano Isabel Leonard, who made a dazzling Dallas Opera stage debut as the headstrong-yet-lovable Rosina in our season finale, Rossini's The Barber of Seville. (more...)

Dallas Opera Hosts 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Awards Ceremony TonightDallas Opera Hosts 2014 Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year Awards Ceremony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Ten artists have been nominated and thousands of subscribers will soon be casting their vote for this year's winner of the prestigious 'Maria Callas Debut Artist of the Year' Award. The Dallas Opera bestows this award annually to the performer who makes the most unforgettable impression onstage in their company debut. The winner will be announced at the annual Dallas Opera Board and Trustee Appreciation Dinner tonight, May 22, 2014 in the Crescent Ballroom of the Rosewood Crescent Hotel, 400 Crescent Court in Uptown Dallas. (more...)

Karen Mason to Perform at Voices of Summer Gala, 5/30Karen Mason to Perform at Voices of Summer Gala, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Voice Foundation's annual Voices of Summer Gala will take place on Friday, May 30th at 6:00 p.m. at the Westin Philadelphia. The black-tie event will include awards to two international singers from different disciplines: Roberta Flack is known for her hits The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Killing Me Softly With His Song and Denyce Graves, mezzo-soprano, star of the Metropolitan Opera and an Emmy Award winning TV artist. Also honored will be Funkadelic music legend and Rock-and-Roll Hall of Fame's Bootsy Collins. (more...)

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