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BWW Preview: Frank Ferrante's AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to Rancho MirageBWW Preview: Frank Ferrante's AN EVENING WITH GROUCHO Comes to Rancho Mirage
by Audrey Liebross - Aug 25, 2015

Frank Ferrante brings his one-man show to the Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep), in the last of CVRep's summer 2015 cabaret series. 'Groucho,' as played by Mr. Ferrante, will entertain audiences for three performances on the weekend of August 28th through the 30th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2015

Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of A Chrous Line closed at the Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 759 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Michael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next MonthMichael Campayno, Katie Rose Clarke and More to Star in TN Shakespeare's THE OLIVER EXPERIMENT Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its third and final developing musical reading on the University of Memphis mainstage with The Oliver Experiment by Jeremy Desmon and Jeff Thomson on August 15 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

BWW TV: Happy 40th! HAMILTON Cast Sings 'What I Did for Love' in Honor of A CHORUS LINE's 40th AnniversaryBWW TV: Happy 40th! HAMILTON Cast Sings 'What I Did for Love' in Honor of A CHORUS LINE's 40th Anniversary
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2015

Today, Broadway celebrates the 40th anniversary of the opening of one of the most iconic musicals of all time. Below, take a look back at the performance, and watch as the original cast of A CHORUS LINE joins the HAMILTON cast on stage! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/25/15- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/25/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2015

Today in 1975, A Chrous Line opened at the Shubert THeatre, where it ran for 6137 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on a chorus line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 SeasonSHAKESPEARE IN LOVE & More Set for Stratford Festival's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

With the world marking the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare in 2016, Stratford Festival Artistic Director Antoni Cimolino has planned a number of exciting projects in honour of the occasion. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  New BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Covers 1991-2015BWW Reviews: New BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Covers 1991-2015
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2015

The latest edition of Scott Siegel's acclaimed series shows the growing number of Broadway musicals without new scores. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2015, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins mid-September 2015, and runs through June 2016. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Examines 'HEAD SHOTS' in New ExhibitionNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Examines 'HEAD SHOTS' in New Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Almost as long as there has been photography, performers have used portraits to represent themselves for casting and promotion. In the new exhibition Head Shots: Performer Portraits from Daguerreotype to Digital, The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center in Lincoln Center showcases its vast collection of head shots to illustrate the photos' role in the casting and marketing process, as well as how these pictures evolved alongside modern technology. Head Shots is currently on display in The Library for the Performing Arts' Vincent Astor Gallery, Shelby Cullom Davis Museum through August 8, 2015.  (more...)

Kristen & Robert Lopez Set for FROZEN FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! at D23 ExpoKristen & Robert Lopez Set for FROZEN FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! at D23 Expo
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

D23 EXPO 2015 attendees are in for a fun-filled musical treat when Frozen FANdemonium: A Musical Celebration! takes over the 7,500-seat Hall D23. The event, presented by D23: The Official Disney Fan Club, will take place at 3:00 pm, Sunday, August 16, at the Anaheim Convention Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barry Kleinbort Discusses Broadway at  Backstage with Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: Barry Kleinbort Discusses Broadway at Backstage with Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 28, 2015

Barry Kleinbort, director, composer, lyricist, and librettist shared his vast theatre knowledge with the 970am radio audience this past Sunday. Barry paid a visit to his longtime friend Jamie deRoy at Backstage with Peter LeDonne. This informative hour is available on Podcast at http://am970theanswer.com. Mr. Kleinbort is one of the select of creative people who are called upon to write special material for many cabaret and theatre performers. (more...)

HT Musical Theatre Readies A CHORUS LINE for Edinburgh Fringe This AugustHT Musical Theatre Readies A CHORUS LINE for Edinburgh Fringe This August
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

HT Musical Theatre, an award-winning Teen Theatre based out of High Tech High School in Hudson County, NJ, will embark on celebrating their 15th anniversary with the celebration of the 40th Anniversary of 'A CHORUS LINE'. Students have been preparing for their May 14-17 performances in NJ, then will embark at another run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival this August of 2015 at THE SPACE Theatre in Edinburgh.  (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHISTN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

As part of Tennessee Shakespeare Company's first year-round season, the development of three exciting new musicals launches on the University of Memphis Mainstage this summer with Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Public's HAMILTON Pays Heartfelt Homage to A CHORUS LINE - Full Footage!STAGE TUBE: The Public's HAMILTON Pays Heartfelt Homage to A CHORUS LINE - Full Footage!
by Stage Tube - Apr 17, 2015

The Public Theater, 40 years to the night that A CHORUS LINE made its debut on this stage, celebrated the musical's milestone with a tribute from the cast of Hamilton last night, April 16. Click below to watch footage of the full homage, featuring the original cast of A CHORUS LINE, and check out photos here! (more...)

ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This MayALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

We're reaching for the moon, putting all our eggs in one basket, dancing cheek to cheek and pouring our hearts into a song, because it's time to face the music and dance! All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directs a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who are joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

Photo Coverage: HAMILTON Cast Celebrates 40th Anniversary of A CHORUS LINE at the Public!Photo Coverage: HAMILTON Cast Celebrates 40th Anniversary of A CHORUS LINE at the Public!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 17, 2015

The Public Theater just presented a special 40th anniversary tribute to A CHORUS LINE last night, April 16 in honor of the first performance of this legendary musical that premiered in The Public's Newman Theater 40 years ago and went on to make musical theater history. To commemorate this landmark event, the cast of the critically-acclaimed musical HAMILTON, currently playing on the same Newman stage, presented original cast members of A CHORUS LINE with a plaque that will hang in the Ford Foundation Lobby of The Public. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Answers Fan Questions with Lyrics from A CHORUS LINE in Honor of Musical's 40th AnniversaryLin-Manuel Miranda Answers Fan Questions with Lyrics from A CHORUS LINE in Honor of Musical's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda is giving A CHORUS LINE some new life on its 40th anniversary. (more...)

The Public Theater, HAMILTON to Host 40th Anniversary Tribute to A CHORUS LINE This MonthThe Public Theater, HAMILTON to Host 40th Anniversary Tribute to A CHORUS LINE This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Public Theater announced a special 40th anniversary tribute to A CHORUS LINE on Thursday, April 16 in honor of the first performance of this legendary musical that premiered in The Public's Newman Theater 40 years ago and went on to make musical theater history. (more...)

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, I HATE HAMLET, A CHORUS LINE and More Set for Playhouse on Park's 7th SeasonTUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, I HATE HAMLET, A CHORUS LINE and More Set for Playhouse on Park's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Playhouse Theatre Group, Inc. announces the seven plays and musicals that will comprise the 2015-16 Main Stage Season at Playhouse on Park. The award winning theatre continues its mission to ensure every performance in the Main Stage Season educates, entertains, and most importantly, challenges our audiences. Paramount to this mission is our diverse programming, which challenges our patrons to consider theatre in all forms. (more...)

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