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Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Tickets to CINDERELLA National Tour at Wharton Center Now on SaleTickets to CINDERELLA National Tour at Wharton Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, is the first MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center show of the 2015-2016 season. The show opens September 22-27, 2015. Tickets start at $35.00 and are available now at the official source to purchase Wharton Center tickets online, whartoncenter.com, at the Auto-Owners Insurance Ticket Office at Wharton Center, or by calling 1-800-WHARTON. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour to Play TPAC, 10/20-25CINDERELLA National Tour to Play TPAC, 10/20-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement October 20-25, 2015. (more...)

BWW Blog: The Best & Worst of the 2014-15 Season at Durham Performing Arts Center!BWW Blog: The Best & Worst of the 2014-15 Season at Durham Performing Arts Center!
by Jeffrey Kare - Jul 27, 2015

Since the 2014-15 Season at the Durham Performing Arts Center has wrapped up, I decided to give you guys my top picks for what were some of the best (and the worst) productions I saw this past season. I've seen many quality productions within the past year, with one little exception. (more...)

Dallas Theater Center to Host Fall Celebration for Broadway-Bound 'MOONSHINE'Dallas Theater Center to Host Fall Celebration for Broadway-Bound 'MOONSHINE'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

Dallas Theater Center announced today details for its upcoming MOONSHINE Celebration, which will take place on Saturday, September 12, 2015. Co-Chairs Brice Beaird, Elle Oberdick and Dan Waldmann, along with Honorary Chairs Lyn Muse and Kim Sheffield, will welcome guests to be among the first to experience DTC's newest Broadway-bound production MOONSHINE: That Hee Haw Musical at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theater. (more...)

CINDERELLA to Run 10/13-18 at The Orpheum; Tickets on Sale 7/31CINDERELLA to Run 10/13-18 at The Orpheum; Tickets on Sale 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators ofSouth Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Orpheum Theatre for a limited engagement from October 13th to 18th, 2015. Tickets for CINDERELLA will go on sale to the public Friday, July 31st at 10:00 AM and will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

Teen Drama to Present LYSISTRATA JONES, 7/30-8/1Teen Drama to Present LYSISTRATA JONES, 7/30-8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

Teen Drama, a teen theatre education company, is preparing their production of the critically acclaimed Broadway Musical Lysistrata Jones.  (more...)

Patti LuPone's Washington Center Gig Cancelled Due to PENNY DREADFUL FilmingPatti LuPone's Washington Center Gig Cancelled Due to PENNY DREADFUL Filming
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Due to a scheduling conflict, Patti LuPone's 'COULDA SHOULDA WOULDA' concert, scheduled for September 27, 2015 at Olympia's Washington Center, has been cancelled. (more...)

In Her Own Words: Patti LuPone Recounts Cell Phone Incident: It Was 'A Cacophony of Noise'In Her Own Words: Patti LuPone Recounts Cell Phone Incident: It Was 'A Cacophony of Noise'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 10, 2015

In a new interview with The New York Times, Patti Lupone shares her version of what took place at the Wednesday evening performance of Douglas Carter Beane's new comedy SHOWS FOR DAYS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/10/15- XANADUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/10/15- XANADU
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2015

Today in 2007, Xanadu opened at the Helen Hayes Theatre, where it ran for 512 performances. Xanadu is a musical comedy with a book by Douglas Carter Beane and music and lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar, based on the 1980 cult classic film of the same name. The story of the musical focuses on a Greek muse, Clio, who descends from Mt. Olympus to Venice Beach, California, in 1980 on a quest to inspire a struggling artist, Sonny, to achieve the greatest creation of his life - a roller disco. It earned an Outer Critics Circle Award for Best Musical and a Drama Desk Award for Best Book. It was also nominated for Tony Awards for Best Musical and Best Book. (more...)

Audience Rudeness Continues: Patti LuPone Snatches Cell Phone During SHOWS FOR DAYS PerformanceAudience Rudeness Continues: Patti LuPone Snatches Cell Phone During SHOWS FOR DAYS Performance
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 9, 2015

Patti LuPone snatched a cell phone out of the hands of an audience member who was texting during the performance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Gateway's Fabulous SISTER ACT!BWW Reviews: The Gateway's Fabulous SISTER ACT!
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 8, 2015

I am a longtime fan of Whoopi Goldberg with her Sister Act movies ranking as some of my all-time favorites. So, as you can imagine, I am thrilled I finally had the opportunity to see the musical adaptation that Ms. Goldberg produced on Broadway at Long Island's Gateway Theatre. This lively production runs through July 18th at the gorgeous Bellport venue. (more...)

Jeff Calhoun, Stephen Flaherty & More to Teach at Freddie G Fellowship 2015 This WeekJeff Calhoun, Stephen Flaherty & More to Teach at Freddie G Fellowship 2015 This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 6th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 8th - 11th. (more...)

Broadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZoneBroadway Stage Manager to Host THE BOY FROM OZ Talk Back at TheatreZone
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Do you enjoy theatre trivia and anecdotes? How about talking about a performance immediately following the show with other theatre enthusiasts? Would you like to hear the actors' motivation for their characters? Are you interested in hearing from guest speakers? If you answered yes to any one of these questions, then TheatreZone's TalkBack is a must for you. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone & Michael UrieBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone & Michael Urie
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production opened last night, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie & More Celebrate Opening Night of SHOWS FOR DAYS!Photo Coverage: Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie & More Celebrate Opening Night of SHOWS FOR DAYS!
by Walter McBride - Jun 30, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean,Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters inShows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production just opened at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street) and BroadwayWorld was there for the special night! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Beane's Fizzy SHOWS FOR DAYS Recalls The Drama of Community TheatreBWW Reviews: Beane's Fizzy SHOWS FOR DAYS Recalls The Drama of Community Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2015

Douglas Carter Bean's funny and sentimental new comedy has Patti LuPone as an amateur playhouse diva. (more...)

Review Roundup: SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Michael Urie and Patti LuPone, Opens Off-BroadwayReview Roundup: SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Michael Urie and Patti LuPone, Opens Off-Broadway
by Review Roundups - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production opens tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone, Michael Urie and More, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will open tonight, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 28, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation followed a special screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, featuring Nathan Lane and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

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