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UPDATED! BWW Exclusive: And the 2016 Hollywood Bowl Summer Musical Is...???UPDATED! BWW Exclusive: And the 2016 Hollywood Bowl Summer Musical Is...???
by Rialto Chatter - Feb 8, 2016

It's usually around this time of year that the Hollywood Bowl announces their summer musical, and this year we haven't heard yet, officially... so we sent out our spies in Los Angeles to see what we could find out. It didn't take long to zero in on what we suspect will be announced very shortly. So, what musical would they choose after LES MISERABLES, GUYS & DOLLS, THE PRODUCERS, RENT, HAIR and last summer's SPAMALOT? Drumroll please... we believe that the Hollywood Bowl Musical will be A CHORUS LINE. (more...)

VIDEO: Music: 10, Lyric: 10: HAMILTON Parody Tells of A CHORUS LINE's Mitzi HamiltonVIDEO: Music: 10, Lyric: 10: HAMILTON Parody Tells of A CHORUS LINE's Mitzi Hamilton
by Michael Dale - Jan 26, 2016

The dancer whose story of body-enhancement became one of A CHORUS LINE's most memorable songs, gets a number of her own. (more...)

Lineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in PhiladelphiaLineup Announced for 'Festival of the Emerging Musical' in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The University of the Arts' Ira Brind School of Theater Arts announces the 2016 lineup for Polyphone, a "festival of the emerging musical" on the UArts campus in Philadelphia.  Running March 20-27, the 2016 the Polyphone festival produces staged concerts of new musicals and re-imagined canonical works offering professional composers, librettists and directors an opportunity to develop their work among the rich creative community of the Brind School at UArts.  The festival will program five musicals, including both classical and new works, with three performances each.   (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild to Continue 20th Anniversary Season with A CLASS ACTMusical Theatre Guild to Continue 20th Anniversary Season with A CLASS ACT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, will continue their 20thAnniversary Season with the Broadway musical A CLASS ACT. The one-night-only concert will take place at Glendale's historic Alex Theatre on Sunday, February 21, 2016 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Molly Tynes, Tony Vierling, Tom Berklund and More Set for A CHORUS LINE at the Ordway, 2/16Molly Tynes, Tony Vierling, Tom Berklund and More Set for A CHORUS LINE at the Ordway, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present A Chorus Line, Feb. 16-28. Tickets for the Ordway produced musical start at $37 and can be purchasedhere. A Chorus Line is sponsored by U.S. Bank. (more...)

The Ordway to Present A CHORUS LINEThe Ordway to Present A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts is excited to present A Chorus Line, Feb. 16-28. Tickets for the Ordway produced musical start at $37 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in-person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Nathan Tysen's STILLWATER Set for Joe's PubNathan Tysen's STILLWATER Set for Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

After a sold-out developmental production at the Kansas City Repertory Theatre, STILLWATER comes to Joe's Pub for a one-night only event. Rock, pop, and alt-country tunes tell the story of two love triangles catastrophically intersecting in a modern-day drug-fueled trailer park in Stillwater, Oklahoma. (more...)

Cortland Rep Sets Summer 2016 SeasonCortland Rep Sets Summer 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2015

Cortland Repertory Theatre, one of New York State's longest running professional summer theatres, is announcing their 45th annual season for the summer of 2016. "We're absolutely thrilled to be bringing six CRT premieres in this coming season, including three regional debuts." Producing Artistic Director Kerby Thompson says.  (more...)

BWW Review: Coachella Valley Repertory's HAPPY HOUR is Outstanding in Every Way, and Another Must-SeeBWW Review: Coachella Valley Repertory's HAPPY HOUR is Outstanding in Every Way, and Another Must-See
by Audrey Liebross - Nov 2, 2015

Rancho Mirage's CVRep is premiering George Eastman's dramedy, HAPPY HOUR. Director Ron Celona, veteran actor Gavin MacLeod, and Los Angeles-based actor John Hawkinson do justice to Mr. Eastman's sensitive and intelligent play about a son's worries over his aging father's safety. The result is another must-see production at CVRep. (more...)

BWW Preview: Coachella Valley Repertory Premieres a New Serio-Comedy, Starring Gavin MacLeodBWW Preview: Coachella Valley Repertory Premieres a New Serio-Comedy, Starring Gavin MacLeod
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 23, 2015

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) in Rancho Mirage, California, starts its 2015-16 season on October 28th with the world premiere of HAPPY HOUR, written by George Eastman, starring Gavin MacLeod and John Hawkinson, and directed by CVRep's artistic director, Ron Celona. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE - 40th Anniversary Celebration, ft. Never-Before-Released Demo Recordings, Out TodayA CHORUS LINE - 40th Anniversary Celebration, ft. Never-Before-Released Demo Recordings, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Masterworks Broadway releases A Chorus Line 40 th Anniversary Celebration, a definitive, newly remastered edition of the best-selling 1975 Original Broadway Cast Recording. (more...)

BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Four, October 16BWW Review: The Mabel Mercer Foundation's 26th Annual Cabaret Convention Comes Home to Town Hall, Night Four, October 16
by Alix Cohen - Oct 17, 2015

The final night of this year's estimable Cabaret Convention, What I Did for Love/Taking a Chance on Love, hosted by Klea Blackhurst, saluted composer/songwriter Vernon Duke in Act I and composer/conductor Marvin Hamlisch during Act II. It was a curious pairing, indeed. (more...)

Sundance Institute Announces Lineup for Fall Theatre LabsSundance Institute Announces Lineup for Fall Theatre Labs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Sundance Institute today announced the projects and artists participating in its two Fall artist development programs: the Alumni Writers Studio at Flying Point in Water Mill, NY, which ran October 4-11, as well as the two-week Theatre Lab for musical theatre, ensemble-generated projects and solo work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA), taking place November 8-22. Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the initiatives are among the 24 residency Labs the Institute hosts each year for independent artists in theatre, film, new media and episodic content. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE - 40th Anniversary Celebration ft. Never-Before-Released Demo Recordings Out 10/23A CHORUS LINE - 40th Anniversary Celebration ft. Never-Before-Released Demo Recordings Out 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Masterworks Broadway releases A Chorus Line 40 th Anniversary Celebration, a definitive, newly remastered edition of the best-selling 1975 Original Broadway Cast Recording. (more...)

School of Theatre at Florida State to Present A CHORUS LINE, 10/16-25School of Theatre at Florida State to Present A CHORUS LINE, 10/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

The School of Theatre is bringing the beloved classic A Chorus Line to the stage of the Fallon Theatre October 16-25. This nine-time Tony Award®-winning show delves into the dreams and fears of the characters, revealing what they have done and would do for love. A Chorus Line features a stunning book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, with music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. Under the direction of MFA Directing Candidate Jenna Tamisiea, A Chorus Line is sure to delight audiences young and old. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/5/15- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/5/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Oct 5, 2015

Today in 2006, the first Broadway revival of A Chorus Line opened 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...)

Dancers Behind A CHORUS LINE Sold Their Life Stories for $1Dancers Behind A CHORUS LINE Sold Their Life Stories for $1
by TV News Desk - Oct 5, 2015

In an excerpt from his new book 'Razzle Dazzle The Battle for Broadway', writer Michael Riedel discusses the origins of the iconic Broadway musical A CHORUS LINE. (more...)

TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Launches Playhouse on Park's 7th Season TonightTUESDAYS WITH MORRIE Launches Playhouse on Park's 7th Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 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...)

Materworks Broadway Will Release Remastered A CHORUS LINE- 40TH ANNIV. CELEBRATIONMaterworks Broadway Will Release Remastered A CHORUS LINE- 40TH ANNIV. CELEBRATION
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Masterworks Broadway releases A Chorus Line - 40th Anniversary Celebration, a definitive, newly remastered edition of the best-selling 1975 Original Broadway Cast Recording. The reissue features eight bonus tracks that - for the first time - allow the listener to eavesdrop on the creative process of composer Marvin Hamlisch and lyricist Edward Kleban, including songs that did not make it into the final version of their acclaimed score. A Chorus Line - 40th Anniversary Celebration will be available October 23, 2015 on CD,downloads in enhanced audio formats and via streaming audio providers. (more...)

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...)

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