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Up on the Marquee: DOCTOR ZHIVAGOUp on the Marquee: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
by Walter McBride - Jan 30, 2015

Broadway's Doctor Zhivago is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 6:30pm, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative TeamBreaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Devin DeSantis and More in Paramount Theatre's THE WHO'S TOMMYPhoto Flash: First Look at Devin DeSantis and More in Paramount Theatre's THE WHO'S TOMMY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Continuing its rapid ascent to the top of Chicago's musical theater landscape, Aurora's Paramount Theatre follows its smash hits CATS and Mary Poppins withThe Who's Tommy, a story of hope, healing and human spirit, filled with soaring anthems and bursting ballads, mind-exploding images and pulsating dance numbers. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of THE WHO'S TOMMY at Aurora's Paramount TheatreSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of THE WHO'S TOMMY at Aurora's Paramount Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2015

Continuing its rapid ascent to the top of Chicago's musical theater landscape, Aurora's Paramount Theatre follows its smash hits CATS and Mary Poppins withThe Who's Tommy, a story of hope, healing and human spirit, filled with soaring anthems and bursting ballads, mind-exploding images and pulsating dance numbers. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

West End's JERSEY BOYS Announces New Cast AdditionsWest End's JERSEY BOYS Announces New Cast Additions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

From Tuesday 10 March, Gary Watson will be joining the cast of JERSEY BOYS at the Piccadilly Theatre, playing Nick Massi, as the smash hit musical celebrates its 7th London birthday on 18 March. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Interview With BEAUTIFUL on Broadway's Newest Star Chilina KennedyBWW Exclusive: Interview With BEAUTIFUL on Broadway's Newest Star Chilina Kennedy
by Dennis Kucherawy - Jan 20, 2015

Canadian-born triple threat Chilina Kennedy couldn't help but 'feel the earth move' today. The reason was the official announcement she will replace Chicago Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller as Carole King in the smash hit Broadway juke box musical 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.' Her first performance will be March 7th. (more...)

Breaking News: Chilina Kennedy Will Succeed Tony Winner Jessie Mueller in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL This Spring!Breaking News: Chilina Kennedy Will Succeed Tony Winner Jessie Mueller in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Award-winning Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut as 'Mary Magdalene' in Jesus Christ Superstar, has nabbed the title role in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Kennedy begins performances on March 7, 2015, succeeding Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller, who will play her final performance in Beautiful on March 6 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Calls for NYC to Host 2016 Democratic National ConventionSTAGE TUBE: Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Calls for NYC to Host 2016 Democratic National Convention
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2015

The stars of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS have released a video shout-out to let the DNC know that NYC would like to host the DNC in 2016 - check it out below! (more...)

PETER PAN LIVE, TONYS Earn Glenn Weiss DGA AWARD Nomination; Full ListPETER PAN LIVE, TONYS Earn Glenn Weiss DGA AWARD Nomination; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Directors Guild of America President Paris Barclay today announced the DGA's nominees for Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Television, Commercials and Documentary for 2014. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Winners Announced - Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Vanessa Williams & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Winners Announced - Chita Rivera, Christine Ebersole, Vanessa Williams & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 14, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Los Angeles winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Jamie Jackson, Sophia Gennusa & More Round Out Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Broadway; Complete Company Set!Jamie Jackson, Sophia Gennusa & More Round Out Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Broadway; Complete Company Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 6:30pm, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, ELF & More Set for 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series at the Civic Arts PlazaJERSEY BOYS, ELF & More Set for 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series at the Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS makes its Ventura County debut on Theater League's 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. National touring Broadway hits JERSEY BOYS, the holiday musical ELF, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, and the Tony Award-winning RAGTIME round out Theater League's 21st annual series of the Best of Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre. Season renewals and priority orders are available at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza box office, online at theaterleague.com or by calling 805.449.2775. (more...)

Photos: Tam Mutu And Kelli Barrett At London Showcase Of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!Photos: Tam Mutu And Kelli Barrett At London Showcase Of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!
by Jamie Scott-Smith - Jan 8, 2015

See the first pics of Tam Mutu and Kelli Barrett performing songs from Doctor Zhivago, hitting Broadway very soon! (more...)

Sneak Peek: DR ZHIVAGO, Set For Broadway, Has London Launch With Mutu, Barrett And McAnuff!Sneak Peek: DR ZHIVAGO, Set For Broadway, Has London Launch With Mutu, Barrett And McAnuff!
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 8, 2015

What a start to the year. The new musical Dr Zhivago is gearing up for its Broadway opening in March - and gave London a sneak peek as to what the Great White Way can expect. (more...)

DOMA to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 2/13-3/22DOMA to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 2/13-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The musical that launched the careers of composer Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice and ushered in a new era in musical theater will open DOMA Theatre Company's 2015 season. Helmed by director Marco Gomez and musical director Chris Raymond, the duo behind DOMA productions of Dreamgirls (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle and LA Weekly Awards, L.A. Times 'Critic's Choice') and Young Frankenstein (L.A. Times 'Critic's Choice,' BroadwayWorld 'Best of 2014'), Jesus Christ Superstar opens Feb. 13 for a 6-week run at the MET Theatre in Hollywood. (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan, Jessie Fisher and the Cast of ONCE Say 'Fare Thee Well' at the Highline Ballroom TonightPaul Alexander Nolan, Jessie Fisher and the Cast of ONCE Say 'Fare Thee Well' at the Highline Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

'Fare Thee Well,' a goodbye concert for Broadway's ONCE, which closed on Sunday, January 4, will feature stars Paul Alexander Nolan, Jessie Fisher, and more at the Highline Ballroom tonight, January 6, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Perform Medley of Hits on GMA!VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Perform Medley of Hits on GMA!
by TV News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

JERSEY BOYS cast members Joseph Leo Bwarie, Richard H. Blake, Quinn VanAntwerp and Nathan Scherich stopped by this morning's GMA to perform their 'Big 3' Medley of songs from the smash Broadway musical. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

DVR Alert: Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS to Perform on GMA, 12/26DVR Alert: Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS to Perform on GMA, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

ABC has announced that the FRIDAY, DECEMBER 26th broadcast of GOOD MORNING AMERICA will feature a performance by the cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS. (more...)

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