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Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Out Today on DVD & DigitalBilly Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Out Today on DVD & Digital
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, broadcast earlier this year by HBO, is available on DVD and in Digital HD today, October 21, 2014. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

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Drew Seeley and Keith Hines Join Cast of JERSEY BOYS on Tour Tonight in San DiegoDrew Seeley and Keith Hines Join Cast of JERSEY BOYS on Tour Tonight in San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will welcome Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) beginning tonight, October 21 in San Diego, CA. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS to Return to Sacramento, 11/5-22JERSEY BOYS to Return to Sacramento, 11/5-22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Casting has been announced for the return Sacramento engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at Community Center Theater, Nov. 5 - 22, 2014. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Keith Hines (Nick Massi), Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) and Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

Drew Seeley & Keith Hines to Join Cast of JERSEY BOYS National TourDrew Seeley & Keith Hines to Join Cast of JERSEY BOYS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The National Tour of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will welcome Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) and Keith Hines (Nick Massi) beginning October 21 in San Diego, CA. (more...)

John Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway AwardsJohn Rando and Martha Clarke Win 2013-14 Joe A. Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) announces this season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography from more than 200 eligible productions in the 2013-2014 New York City theatre season. This year's awards will be presented to John Rando for his direction of The Heir Apparent, produced by Classic Stage Company, and Martha Clarke for her choreography of Cheri, produced by Signature Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Rocks LA Once MoreBWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS Rocks LA Once More
by Don Grigware - Oct 6, 2014

Jersey Boys, called a jukebox musical, is an uber well-structured, Tony Award-winning show presented in a documentary-like format. It tells the true story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, retaining most of their original musical hits. There are lots of laughs, great rock and roll music and a realistic look at how the group got started in 1963, the difficulties they faced in staying together, their eventual breakup and ultimate survival. Director Clint Eastwood kept pretty close to the book of the show in his recent film adaptation, and the musical score, generated by its lead actors along with some tracks of the real Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons, is dynamite. The show has played world wide and now returns on tour to the Pantages for 3 weeks only. Judging by its reception opening night, Jersey Boys keeps on captivating its audiences, young and old. This cast under the original direction of Des McAnuff is every bit as supreme as the original including the first national tour. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Molloy Is a Natural Jersey BoyBWW Interview: Ryan Molloy Is a Natural Jersey Boy
by Naomi Serviss - Oct 3, 2014

Molloy grew up a rock 'n' roll fan in northern England, and only when he began portraying Frankie Valli did he realize how many Four Seasons songs he knew. (more...)

Breaking News: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Will Arrive at the Broadway Theatre This Spring!Breaking News: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Will Arrive at the Broadway Theatre This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

As BroadwayWorld first reported, the new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). This sweeping musical romance, which revolves around five intertwined lovers set against a panoramic portrait of a nation in upheaval, 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 be produced on Broadway by Anita Waxman, Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Ted Hartley/RKO Stage and Chunsoo Shin, with Joe Corcoran, J. Todd Harris, The Pelican Group and John Frost. Junkyard Dog Productions is the executive producer of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Casting to be announced soon. (more...)

Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Set for DVD & Digital Release Next MonthBilly Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS Set for DVD & Digital Release Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Billy Crystal's '700 Sundays,' one of the most-acclaimed and highest-grossing plays in Broadway history, broadcast earlier this year by HBO, will be available on DVD and in Digital HD on October 21, it was announced today. (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Launches in BirminghamPhoto Flash: JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Launches in Birmingham
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

West End star Tim Driesen leads the new UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, kicking off now in Birmingham. BroadwayWorld has photos from the tour launch below! (more...)

Confirmed! DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Planned for Broadway in April of 2015Confirmed! DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Planned for Broadway in April of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com exclusively broke the news that Doctor Zhivago is headed to Broadway in early 2015. The show will likely replace RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at the Broadway Theatre after that production closes on January 3, 2015. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!
by Alan Henry - Sep 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld wishes to congratulate Chilina Kennedy on the birth of her son, Henry Benjamin Kennedy James. Henry was born earlier today weighing in at 8lbs and 6 oz's. (more...)

Quinn VanAntwerp Rejoins Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS TonightQuinn VanAntwerp Rejoins Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys are pleased to announce that Quinn VanAntwerp has re-joined the Broadway cast tonight, September 23, 2014 in the role of 'Bob Gaudio.' He assumes the role from Drew Gehling who departed the production following Sunday's performance. (more...)

Nicholas Dromard, Keith Hines, Hayden Milanes and Drew Seeley to Star in JERSEY BOYS in San Diego, 10/21-26Nicholas Dromard, Keith Hines, Hayden Milanes and Drew Seeley to Star in JERSEY BOYS in San Diego, 10/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Casting has been announced for the San Diego engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at The San Diego Civic Theatre from October 21-26. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Nicolas Dromard (Tommy DeVito), Keith Hines (Nick Massi), Hayden Milanes (Frankie Valli) and Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

Mirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & MoreMirvish's 2014-15 Season to Feature Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT, KINKY BOOTS, BUYER & CELLAR & More
by Alan Henry - Sep 16, 2014

David Mirvish has finalized all the details and shows for his 2014-15 line-up of shows. There will be seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and nine bonus shows not on subscription. That brings the total to a record 19 shows for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

Quinn VanAntwerp to Rejoin Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYSQuinn VanAntwerp to Rejoin Cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS are pleased to announce that Quinn VanAntwerp will re-join the Broadway cast on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 in the role of "Bob Gaudio." He assumes the role from Drew Gehling who departs the production following the Sunday, September 21st performance. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour Coming to Morrison Center in DecemberJERSEY BOYS National Tour Coming to Morrison Center in December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Dates have been announced for the Boise engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Morrison Center December 2-7, 2014. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Sept. 19 for Broadway Sacramento's DIRTY DANCING, JOSEPH..., and RAINTickets On Sale Sept. 19 for Broadway Sacramento's DIRTY DANCING, JOSEPH..., and RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Single-show tickets go on sale Sept. 19 for three hit musicals in the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season: Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, the high-energy musical based on the beloved 1987 movie; a new production of the ever-popular Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, featuring two stars from American Idol and Broadway fame; and the return of the audience favorite RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, in a newly expanded version of the show (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS UK Tour Celebrates Opening Night!
by Anna Bencivengo - Sep 10, 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...)

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