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BEAUTIFUL National Tour to Stop at Kennedy Center, 10/6-25BEAUTIFUL National Tour to Stop at Kennedy Center, 10/6-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The Kennedy Center presents the Tony & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. The production makes its Washington, D.C. premiere at the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for three weeks from October 6 - 25, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. With a book by Tony and Academy Award-nominee Douglas McGrath, direction by Marc Bruni, and choreography by Josh Prince, Beautiful features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil. The press opening night is Thursday, October 8, 2015 at 7 p.m. (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING, Will Swenson and More Among 2014-15 Suzi Bass Award Nominees; Full List!TUCK EVERLASTING, Will Swenson and More Among 2014-15 Suzi Bass Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Tonight, the Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. revealed nominations for the 2014-2015 Atlanta professional theatrical season to theatre patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party, which rotates venues, was hosted this year by Horizon Theatre. Guest announcers included the ladies of The Weird Sisters Theatre Project: Kelly Criss, Veronika Duerr, Jaclyn Hofmann, Tiffany Porter, and Megan Rose. Among the notable nominees are Broadway-bound TUCK EVERLASTING and stage vet Will Swenson, who starred in BULL DURHAM at the Alliance.Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

BWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseBWW Review: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Trevor Worden - Aug 31, 2015

The songs of the early rock and roll awakening, still rock and roll in Ogunquit Playhouse's newest production of Million Dollar Quartet. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies,The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live!andSmash.Their Broadway credits includePromises, PromisesandHow to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits includeHairspray, Chicago,A Raisin in the SunandFootloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation ofPippinand much more. (more...)

VIDEO: Carole King Performs BEAUTIFUL's 'You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman'VIDEO: Carole King Performs BEAUTIFUL's 'You Make Me Feel Like a Natural Woman'
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Legendary singer-songwriter Carole King appeared on NBC's TODAY this morning to perform one of her most enduring pop classics, '(You Make Me Feel Like A) Natural Woman.' (more...)

Carole King, Chillina Kennedy & Abby Mueller Perform BEAUTIFUL's 'I Feel the Earth Move'Carole King, Chillina Kennedy & Abby Mueller Perform BEAUTIFUL's 'I Feel the Earth Move'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Carole King stoppedbythe TODAY plaza along with Chillina Kennedy, currently starring in the Broadway production and Abby Mueller, who will take on the role in the National Tour. (more...)

Review Roundup: MERCURY FUR Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: MERCURY FUR Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Aug 21, 2015

TheNew Grouppresents the Off-Broadway premiere ofPhilip Ridley'sMERCURY FUR. The production launched the company's 2015-16 season, opening earlier this week onAugust 19, 2015. The playis directed byScott Elliott and runs at TheRomulus LinneyCourtyard Theatre (480 West 42nd Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of the New Group's MERCURY FURPhoto Coverage: Go Inside Opening Night of the New Group's MERCURY FUR
by Jennifer Broski - Aug 20, 2015

TheNew Grouppresents the Off-Broadway premiere ofPhilip Ridley'sMercury Fur, which launchedthe company's 2015-16 season last night, August 19, 2015 (previews began August 5). MERCURY FUR byPhilip Ridleyis directed byScott Elliott and runs at TheRomulus LinneyCourtyard Theatre (480 West 42nd Street). (more...)

BWW Review:  Butterflies Aren't Free in Ridley's MERCURY FURBWW Review: Butterflies Aren't Free in Ridley's MERCURY FUR
by Michael Dale - Aug 20, 2015

The New Group's production is impressive but the 2005 post-apocalyptic drama is tedious. (more...)

CHINA DOLL Adds Additional Broadway Performances; Christopher Denham Replaces Fran KranzCHINA DOLL Adds Additional Broadway Performances; Christopher Denham Replaces Fran Kranz
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The producers of David Mamet's new play China Doll, which stars Academy Award-winner Al Pacino under the direction of Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (The Heidi Chronicles, Edward Albee's Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?), announced today that an additional 10 performances have been added to the production's limited Broadway engagement. (more...)

MERCURY FUR Launches The New Group's 2015-16 Season TonightMERCURY FUR Launches The New Group's 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The New Grouppresents theOff-Broadway premiere of Philip Ridley's Mercury Fur. The production launches the company's 2015-16season, opening tonight, August 19, 2015 (previews began August 5). (more...)

TICKETS to BEAUTIFUL National Tour in Minneapolis on Sale 8/21TICKETS to BEAUTIFUL National Tour in Minneapolis on Sale 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Carole King Musical continues the 2015-2016 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season on November 18-29, 2015, at the Orpheum Theatre in downtown Minneapolis. Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony and Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful, about the early life and career of Carole King, the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, is making its Minnesota premiere. Single tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, August 21 and can be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next WeekOgunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

Becky Gulsvig, Ben Fankhauser & More Will Hit the Road Alongside Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL National TourBecky Gulsvig, Ben Fankhauser & More Will Hit the Road Alongside Abby Mueller in BEAUTIFUL National Tour
by Tyler Peterson - Aug 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the complete casting for the upcoming North American Tour of the Tony,Grammy Award-winning musical BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING Musical.The show will premiere at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI, on September 15-20, 2015, and will play single- and multi-week engagements in the 2015/16 touring season and beyond. Current schedule at www.beautifulonbroadway.com/tour. (more...)

Cast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Performs Tonight at 2015 SummerStage FestivalCast of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL Performs Tonight at 2015 SummerStage Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The full cast of Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will perform in City Parks Foundation's SummerStage festival in Central Park for one-night-only, tonight, August 3 at 8:00 PM (doors open at 7:00 PM). (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?BWW REVIEW: Who Could Ask for Anything More of Ogunquit's NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT?
by Jan Nargi - Aug 2, 2015

You won't be slipped a Mickey Finn, but Maine's Ogunquit Playhouse will knock you off your feet with its 'delishious' production of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT running through August 15. Chock-a-block full of bootleggers, playboys, dancing girls and temperance leaders, NICE WORK is a non-stop musical feast with non-stop screwball laughs. (more...)

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