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  • Cincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting SeasonsCincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting Seasons
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

    Covedale Center 'Marquee Series' and Warsaw Federal Incline Theater 'District Series' present varied and exciting shows for spring 2015. (more...)

    Laura Osnes & Rob McClure to Star in Ten-Minute Musical on TAKE A TEN PodcastLaura Osnes & Rob McClure to Star in Ten-Minute Musical on TAKE A TEN Podcast
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

    Tony Nominees Laura Osnes and Rob McClure star in an all-new ten minute musical on this month's episode of the musical theater podcast: Take A Ten. The brand new audio musical also co-stars Ryan Andes of Big Fish and Peter Pan Live. The musical, 'Veronica at the Altar' tells the story of Veronica (Osnes), a woman conflicted between marrying her fiance?e (McClure), a secure and simple accountant, and her ex- boyfriend, a daring treasure hunter (Andes). 'Veronica at the Altar' features a book by Edward Kleban Prize winner, Jeremy Desmon (Pump Up the Volume, Good News). Music for the episode was written by Andy Roninson with lyrics by George Merrick, both of whom are recipients of the Jerry Harrington Award for Outstanding Creative Achievement (more...)

    LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Adds Two Performances, 12/21 & 28; Trilogy Enters Final WeeksLYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET Adds Two Performances, 12/21 & 28; Trilogy Enters Final Weeks
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

    Two added performances of LYPSINKA! THE BOXED SET have just been added to the schedule: Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM and Sunday, December 28 at 3 PM. (more...)

    HARBOR by Chad Beguelin to Make West Coast Premiere at NCTC, 1/23-3/1HARBOR by Chad Beguelin to Make West Coast Premiere at NCTC, 1/23-3/1
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

    In January, New Conservatory Theatre Center presents the West Coast Premiere of the sharp and timely new comedy, Harbor by Chad Beguelin, directed by NCTC Founder & Artistic Director Ed Decker. Kevin's seemingly perfect world hits troubled waters in this 'wickedly funny' play (Variety) when his ne'er-do-well sister, Donna and her teenage daughter show up unexpectedly at the Sag Harbor home he shares with his husband, Ted. This sharp and timely comedy sails through the riptides of family and the unpredictability of the lives we lead. (more...)

    Riverdale Rising Stars Stages A CHORUS LINE, Beginning TonightRiverdale Rising Stars Stages A CHORUS LINE, Beginning Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2014

    The talented teens of the award-winning Riverdale Rising Stars presents the high-kicking Broadway musical A CHORUS LINE for seven performances only, from tonight, December 6, 2014 to January 4, 2015. (more...)

    Marni Nixon, Klea Blackhurst and More to Lead 'COLE MINING' at Urban Stages TomorrowMarni Nixon, Klea Blackhurst and More to Lead 'COLE MINING' at Urban Stages Tomorrow
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

    Cole Mining: The Songs of Stephen Cole will be presented as part of Urban Stages' Winter Rhythms tomorrow, December 3, 2014 at 7pm at Urban Stages 259 W. 30th Street. (more...)

    Sound Designer Scott Lehrer Talks CHICAGO, Plea to Tony Awards CommitteeSound Designer Scott Lehrer Talks CHICAGO, Plea to Tony Awards Committee
    by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 21, 2014

    The fall season official began, but it felt like summer in the lower 80s F, when BroadwayWorld.com, alongside a small group of Filipino journalists, huddled around Tony Award-winning sound designer Scott Lehrer ('Chicago,' 'Honeymoon In Vegas') at the dim-lit main floor of the famed Saenger Theatre early October. (more...)

    Riverdale Rising Stars to Stage A CHORUS LINE, Begin. 12/6Riverdale Rising Stars to Stage A CHORUS LINE, Begin. 12/6
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

    The talented teens of the award-winning Riverdale Rising Stars presents the high-kicking Broadway musical A CHORUS LINE for seven performances only, from December 6, 2014 to January 4, 2015. (more...)

    ADM:21 Presents Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, Now thru 11/16ADM:21 Presents Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, Now thru 11/16
    by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

    American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut today, November 11-16, announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/02/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/02/2014
    by BWW - Nov 2, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/02/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/26/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/26/2014
    by BWW - Oct 26, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/26/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

    Lucie Arnaz Helms 'HAZEL' Reading Starring Klea Blackhurst at Abingdon TodayLucie Arnaz Helms 'HAZEL' Reading Starring Klea Blackhurst at Abingdon Today
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

    Stage and screen star Lucie Arnaz will direct a reading of Hazel: A Musical Maid in America, a new musical composed by Ron Abel with lyrics by Chuck Steffan, and book by Lissa Levin, Edward Kleban Award-winning playwright and Emmy Award-nominated producer. The special two-day event will take place today, October 23rd and tomorrow the 24th at the June Havoc Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City. Klea Blackhurst will play the title role. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/19/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/19/2014
    by BWW - Oct 19, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/19/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

    ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16ADM:21 to Present Works from GEORGE M!, A CHORUS LINE, IN THE HEIGHTS and More, 11/11-16
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

    American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) will present 15 show-stopping musical theater dance numbers performed by stars from the musical theater and dance worlds during its Joyce Theater debut November 11-16, today announced Nikki Feirt Atkins, Founder and Executive Artistic Director and Margo Sappington, Artistic Director. All performances will feature live music and will be directed by Margo Sappington with musical direction by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

    Sunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance MusicalsSunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance Musicals
    by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

    In celebration of this season's ON THE TOWN, we've collected 10 of our favorite dance musicals. From classics like ANYTHING GOES, 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY to modern marvels such as NEWSIES and STRICTLY BALLROOM, the way choreography is used to tell a story continues to evolve and inspire. (more...)

    Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/12/2014Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/12/2014
    by BWW - Oct 12, 2014

    Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/12/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

    Lucie Arnaz to Helm 'HAZEL' Reading Starring Klea Blackhurst at Abingdon This MonthLucie Arnaz to Helm 'HAZEL' Reading Starring Klea Blackhurst at Abingdon This Month
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

    Stage and screen star Lucie Arnaz will direct a reading of Hazel: A Musical Maid in America, a new musical composed by Ron Abel with lyrics by Chuck Steffan, and book by Lissa Levin, Edward Kleban Award-winning playwright and Emmy Award-nominated producer. The special two-day event will take place on October 23rd and 24th at the June Havoc Theatre at the Abingdon Theatre Company in New York City. Klea Blackhurst will play the title role. (more...)

    BWW Reviews: A CHORUS LINE at University Of Central Oklahoma is an Honest and Riveting ProductionBWW Reviews: A CHORUS LINE at University Of Central Oklahoma is an Honest and Riveting Production
    by Jay Prock - Oct 7, 2014

    "Nothing runs for ever," says Mike, played expertly by Michael Russell in UCO Musical Theatre's production of, A Chorus Line. Maybe not, but the original Broadway production of A Chorus Line ran 6,137 performances, receiving 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine as well as the Pulitzer Prize for drama. A 1975 version of a reality show, A Chorus Line is a groundbreaking musical which gives the audience a snapshot of the inner workings of the audition and more importantly into the psyches of the dancers. (more...)

    Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/4-10/5/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/4-10/5/2014
    by - Oct 5, 2014

    Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 5, 2014 - Sunday, October 5, 2014. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/5- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/5- A CHORUS LINE
    by - Oct 5, 2014

    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...)

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