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Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers Presents Summer Festival of Shows, 8/8 - 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Every summer, Centenary Stage Company's Young Performers work tirelessly to perfect their dance moves, learn all of their lines, and get their vocal harmonies just right for the annual Summer Festival of Shows. These talented young thespians between the ages of 8 and 18 will fill the Little Theater with a variety of shows and musicals to entertain audiences of all ages August 8th-17th. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Sets New Box Office Record at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The San Jose engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical JERSEY BOYS has broken the box office record at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,323,302 for the week ending July 20, 2014. This tops the previous record of $1,203,554 held by THE LION KING in 2006. The San Jose engagement of JERSEY BOYS was part of the Broadway San Jose series, a Nederlander Presentation. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Breaks Box Office Records at Broadway San Jose - Playing Now thru July 20!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 17, 2014

When you hear the term The Four Seasons and you think of 'Sherry,' 'Big Girls Don't Cry,' 'Oh, What a Night,' and 'Walk Like a Man' instead of snow, leaves, rain or sunshine, then the hit musical Jersey Boys is a must see! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Tour Covers the Beach Boys at Segerstrom Center
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

Before the cast of Jersey Boys left Segerstrom Center last Sunday, July 13, they recorded a song that to them represents SoCal...a Beach Boys cover of 'Don't Worry Baby'. Check it out below! (more...)

Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths Join JERSEY BOYS UK and Irish Tour - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

Webb, Ferriday and Griffiths Join Driesen In JERSEY BOYS UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

Clint Eastwood's JERSEY BOYS to Start Screening in Asia 7/16
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 13, 2014

In the Asia Pacific, Philippines, Singapore, and Japan are set to release the film JERSEY BOYS on July 16, July 17, and September 27, 2014, respectively. (more...)

New Cavern Productions to Stage THE WHO'S TOMMY, 7/11-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 07, 2014

New Cavern Productions (NCP) will present the hit rock musical The Who's Tommy, playing July 11-27 at the newly built Theatre Horizon in Norristown, PA. The show features an incredible showcase of student actors, directors, and designers who have built a spectacle that is sure to electrify all audience members. (more...)

Hodges and Hodges Set the Stage for JERSEY BOYS Coming Soon to Broadway San Jose!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jul 03, 2014

Dedicated to enhancing the theater-going experience, 'Hodges and Hodges' act as your very own dramaturges, theatre critics and local tour guides so that you can fully immerse yourself in the show - even before you enter the actual theater. It's nothing you couldn't look up yourself - but why bother when they've already done the research for you? So, sit back and enjoy the fun and get ready for JERSEY BOYS at Broadway San Jose! (more...)

Frankie Valli to Headline PBS's A CAPITOL FOURTH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Original Jersey Boy, Frankie Valli, will headline the 2014 PBS special "A Capitol Fourth" this Friday, July 4. Broadcast live from the West lawn of the US Capitol, the show airs nationally on PBS stations at 8pm Eastern (check local listings for times outside the New York metro area). (more...)

EVITA National Tour to Run 7/8-13 at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Experience the passion and seduction in this elegant masterpiece - Tony Award-winning musical EVITA, July 8-13 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Says He Wants to Bring A WORD OR TWO to New York
by Jillian Gaier - Jun 23, 2014

Christopher Plummer, the Canadian actor who is most widely known for playing Captain Von Trapp in the movie version of The Sound of Music, told MetroFocus about his intention of bringing his self-assembled one-man show, A Word or Two, to New York in the near future. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 20, 2014

HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, blazes to life in a non-biographical story about friendship, family, revenge, change and hope. Inner city lives struggle for peace against the daily challenges they face in this entertaining and original musical. Through the poetry of one of the 20th century's most influential and culturally prominent voices, we are given a window into realities of the streets still relevant today. The show opened last night, June 19 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street), and BroadwayWorld was there for all of the festivities. Check out photos from the star-studded theatre arrivals below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Big Boys Don't Cry! JERSEY BOYS Hits The Big Screen
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 20, 2014

Today we are saluting the 1960s music industry-themed Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is set to hit the big screen in movie theaters nationwide this weekend, JERSEY BOYS. (more...)

The Shakespeare Theatre Presents Shaw's THE DEVIL'S DISCIPLE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey presents George Bernard Shaw's Revolutionary War dramaThe Devil's Disciple. Just in time for the Fourth of July and the 350th anniversary of New Jersey's charter, The Devil's Disciple celebrates the spirit and honor of the everyday people who fought for our nation's independence. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour Coming to Center for the Performing Arts, 7/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, welcomes the South Bay premiere of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, performing at the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose for one week only - July 15 - 20, 2014. (more...)

Tim Driesen to Lead JERSEY BOYS UK Tour; Additional Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Further dates have been announced for the UK tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, currently taking the tour through to August 2015, with further dates still to be added. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Sets Audience Engagement Activities for JERSEY BOYS, 6/24-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

It's too good to be true as audiences attending the musical JERSEY BOYS at Segerstrom Center are invited to party with us in our ever-so-cool retro '60s lobby for some pre-show fun offered one hour prior to show time and during intermission for each performance. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour to Return to DPAC in April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Dates have been announced for the Triangle return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to the Triangle to play DPAC on April 7 through April 12, 2015. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces Return of JERSEY BOYS to Cadillac Palace Theatre, May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Chicago to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for the first time May 12 through May 24, 2015. (more...)

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