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Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Complete principal casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Victoria Clark, who won a Tony Award for her luminous performance in The Light in the Piazza and was also Tony-nominated for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sister Act, will star as Mamita Alvarez. Dee Hoty, who has starred on Broadway in City of Angels, Me and My Girl and Mamma Mia! and is a three-time Tony Award nominee for The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose, will star as Aunt Alicia. Gigi also stars Vanessa Hudgens in the title role, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens is Both 'Terrified' and 'Stoked' to Star in GIGI on BroadwayVanessa Hudgens is Both 'Terrified' and 'Stoked' to Star in GIGI on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

As previously reported, Vanessa Hudgens will soon hit Broadway in the revamped revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, GIGI. (more...)

The New Group's STICKS AND BONES Begins Previews TonightThe New Group's STICKS AND BONES Begins Previews Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

David Rabe's Sticks and Bones launches The New Group's 20th Anniversary Season. Directed by Scott Elliott, this production features Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Previews begin tonight, October 21 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 6. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour to Play Texas Performing Arts, 12/9-14ANYTHING GOES National Tour to Play Texas Performing Arts, 12/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Austin premiere December 9 - 14 as part of the Lexus Broadway in Austin at Texas Performing Arts. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

McIntosh Joins Brayben In BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL As Full Casting Announced!McIntosh Joins Brayben In BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL As Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

BWW TV: STICKS AND BONES' Richard Chamberlain, Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman & More Meet the Press!BWW TV: STICKS AND BONES' Richard Chamberlain, Holly Hunter, Bill Pullman & More Meet the Press!
by Randy Rainbow - Oct 12, 2014

David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, the production launching The New Group's 20th Anniversary Season, will feature Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Previews begin Tuesday, October 21 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 6. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The cast just met the press and you can check out interviews with the whole gang below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Denver Center Breathes New Life and Unexpected Delight into THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN!BWW Reviews: The Denver Center Breathes New Life and Unexpected Delight into THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN!
by Michael Mulhern - Oct 10, 2014

From the opening scene, we knew we were in for something familiar, yet completely different. (more...)

NBC's PETER PAN Finds Its Pirates, Lost Boys and Darling Children; Complete Casting Announced!NBC's PETER PAN Finds Its Pirates, Lost Boys and Darling Children; Complete Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

NBC's PETER PAN LIVE, the network special from executive producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, will air on December 4. Preparing to sprinkle fairy dust across America, NBC presents a bold new LIVE television production of the classic Broadway musical that will gather friends, families and anyone who refuses to ever grow up. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the special will star Allison Williams, Christopher Walken, Christian Borle, Kelli O'Hara, Taylor Louderman and Alanna Saunders for the live production. (more...)

First Look: All-New Photo of Allison Williams in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!First Look: All-New Photo of Allison Williams in NBC's PETER PAN LIVE!
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

NBC has shared an all-new photo of Allison Williams in the network's highly anticipated PETER PAN LIVE! (more...)

Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES National Tour Coming to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in January 2015ANYTHING GOES National Tour Coming to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

The national tour of ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Milwaukee premiere on January 6-11, 2015 as part of the BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center and Broadway Across America-Milwaukee series. (more...)

Howard McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGIHoward McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Additional casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Joining the previously announced Vanessa Hudgens in the title role will be two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh(Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. Casting for the roles of Madame Alvarez and Aunt Alicia will be announced soon. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Company of New Group's STICKS AND BONES Meets the PressPhoto Coverage: Company of New Group's STICKS AND BONES Meets the Press
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 30, 2014

David Rabe's Sticks and Bones, the production launching The New Group's 20th Anniversary Season, will feature Richard Chamberlain, Nadia Gan, Holly Hunter, Morocco Omari, Bill Pullman, Ben Schnetzer and Raviv Ullman. Previews begin Tuesday, October 21 in advance of an Official Opening Night on Thursday, November 6. A limited Off-Broadway engagement plays through December 14 at The New Group at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street). The cast just met the press and you can check out photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN's Beth Malone and MoreSTAGE TUBE: Backstage with THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN's Beth Malone and More
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

The world premiere of a new version of the Meredith Willson musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, is open at the Denver Center Theatre Company. Host of 'In Focus', Eden Lane learns about the project from the creative team Dick Scanlan and the Director/Choreographer Kathleen Marshall. Beth Malone (Molly Brown) and Burke Moses (J.J. Brown) tell Eden about creating this new look at their characters. Click below to watch the interviews! (more...)

Christopher Walken on PETER PAN Vocal Performance: 'Think Rex Harrison'Christopher Walken on PETER PAN Vocal Performance: 'Think Rex Harrison'
by TV News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

This week, the stage veteran told EW's Clark Collis that while singing isn't his strong suit, he's not worried about his performance in the live musical broadcast. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, Burke Moses and More in Opening Night of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWNPhoto Flash: First Look at Beth Malone, Burke Moses and More in Opening Night of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company presents the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter(Violet). It is be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). Check out a first look at the opening night party. (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

West End's BEAUTIFUL Has Found Its 'Carole King'West End's BEAUTIFUL Has Found Its 'Carole King'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

According to the Daily Mail, the West End production of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL has found its leading lady. Katie Brayben will star in the title role when the show moves across the pond in February 2015. (more...)

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