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Lesley Ann Warren Will Perform with Cast of CINDERELLA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Academy AwardŽ nominee Lesley Ann Warren, who starred in the 1965 television version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will attend the Broadway production and join the cast during the curtain call for an encore performance of "Ten Minutes Ago" on September 23. (more...)

Tickets 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: First Look at Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd in Broadway's CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Keke Palmer made her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA earlier this week on, September 9, 2014, making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Former co-host of THE VIEW, Sherri Shepherd, also joined the production as 'Madame.' Check out a first look at the pair in the production below! (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to the Academy of Music, 11/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators ofSouth Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Academy of Music for a limited engagement over the Thanksgiving holidays from Nov. 25 - 30 as part of Broadway Philadelphia, presented collaboratively by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

Kerissa Arrington, Maggie Clennon Reberg & More to Star in SISTER ACT Second National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Producers Whoopi Goldberg, TROIKA Entertainment, LLC and Sister Act On Tour, LLC, are pleased to announce that the second National Tour of SISTER ACT will launch on October 14 at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, DE. (more...)

New Stars Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd Join Broadway's CINDERELLA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Keke Palmer makes her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA tonight, September 9, 2014, thus making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Sherri Shepherd also joins the production as 'Madame' this evening. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Gets a New Princess- Meet the Latest Company of CINDERELLA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 06, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella will soon welcome film and television star Keke Palmer as Cinderella, Emmy Winner Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame, and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. The new cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the new group of stars. Check out what they had to say about filling the glass slippers below! (more...)

Keke Palmer to Discuss New Role as Broadway's CINDERELLA on GMA, 9/9
by TV News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Keke Palmer will be a guest on ABC's GOOD MORNING AMERICA on Tuesday, September 9th. The actress and singer will discuss her new role in Broadway's 'Cinderella.' (more...)

CINDERELLA to End on Broadway This Winter; NeNe Leakes Joins the Cast Before Closing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) -- Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis -- announce that the actress and reality television sensation NeNe Leakes (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA) will be the newest star to join the cast, startingNovember 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Fairytale Cast! New CINDERELLA Stars Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd & Judy Kaye Meet the Press
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 03, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella will soon welcome film and television star Keke Palmer as Cinderella, Emmy Winner Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame, and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. The new cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

SISTER ACT Comes to Wilmington, October 14-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Direct from Broadway, SISTER ACT, the hilarious, five-time Tony-nominated musical smash, is coming Wilmington, Delaware! SISTER ACT appears at the DuPont Theatre for eight performances only, from October 14-19, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/26- SISTER ACT
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2014

Today in 2012, Sister Act closed at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 561 performances. Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material by Douglas Carter Beane, with lyrics by Glenn Slater and music by Alan Menken. It is based on the hit 1992 film comedy of the same name. Patina Miller, who originated the role of Deloris in the West End production, reprised the role on Broadway, making her Broadway debut. The original cast featured Victoria Clark (Mother Superior),Fred Applegate (Monsignor), Sarah Bolt (Sister Mary Patrick), Chester Gregory (Eddie), Kingsley Leggs (Curtis), Marla Mindelle (Sister Mary Robert) and Audrie Neenan (Sister Mary Lazarus). (more...)

Dallas Theatre Center Launches 2014-2015 Season with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 9/11 - 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Sweet alien transvestites will take over the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre stage on September 11, 2014 in Dallas Theater Center's all new production of the cult classic The Rocky Horror Show. DTC's Associate Artistic Director Joel Ferrell will direct and choreograph this gender-bending, rock 'n' roll spectacle. (more...)

DTC Welcomes Foe Destroyer as THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW Musicians; Show Runs 9/11-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Dallas Theater Center announced today that Austin/Brooklyn band Foe Destroyer will return to the DTC stage in the upcoming production of The Rocky Horror Show. The self-described "nerd, grunge, trash, pop" group will take center stage at the Wyly Theatre from September 11 through October 19. (more...)

It's Possible! Judy Kaye Will Join CINDERELLA Cast as 'Fairy Godmother'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye will join the cast as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - alongside the previously announced Keke Palmer as Cinderella and Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Star in Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more join Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and more in Transport Group's concert presentation of THE MUSIC MAN. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey, original choreography by Jeffry Denman, to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center tonight, August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada & More Join Transport Group's THE MUSIC MAN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

Betsy Wolfe, Andrew Samonsky, John Ellison Conlee, Ann Harada and more complete casting for Transport Group's concert presentation of The Music Man. Hosted by Joe Iconis,the evening will include 58 actors, and the original orchestration featuring 20 instruments, conducted by Joey Chancey,original choreography by Jeffry Denman,.to The Irene Diamond Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center on Monday August 11th, 2014. The evening will be directed by five-time Drama Desk nominee, Jack Cummings III. (more...)

CINDERELLA Complete Libretto Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 9/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 06, 2014

A complete collection of the libretto and lyrics for the current Broadway adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's celebrated family-friendly fairy tale musical CINDERELLA is now available to order. (more...)

THE VIEW's Sherri Shepherd to Star as 'Madame' in Broadway's CINDERELLA This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

Sherri Shepherd announced today on ABC's 'The View' that she will join the previously announced Keke Palmer in the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA. Ms. Shepherd will make her Broadway debut on September 9 as Cinderella's wicked stepmother, Madame. (more...)

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