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CINDERELLA to End on Broadway This Winter; NeNe Leakes Joins the Cast Before ClosingCINDERELLA to End on Broadway This Winter; NeNe Leakes Joins the Cast Before Closing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 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...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Enters Final Week of PerformancesBULLETS OVER BROADWAY Enters Final Week of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

There are only seven more opportunities to catch the world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman - during its final week on Broadway. (more...)

It's Possible! Judy Kaye Will Join CINDERELLA Cast as 'Fairy Godmother'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...)

Keke Palmer on Becoming Broadway's CINDERELLA: 'I Can't Believe It's Really Happening'Keke Palmer on Becoming Broadway's CINDERELLA: 'I Can't Believe It's Really Happening'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Keke Palmer spoke from her home in LA about her upcoming role. (more...)

Keke Palmer Will Make Broadway Debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA this FallKeke Palmer Will Make Broadway Debut in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, announce that actress, talk show host and recording artist Keke Palmer will make her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role on September 9, 2014, thus making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Actors Equity honored CINDERELLA with their award "Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway" in 2013. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHTVIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT from Gravier Productions. Check it out below! (more...)

Breaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing DateBreaking News: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Sets August Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY,written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film and directed and choreographed by five-time Tony AwardŽ winner Susan Stroman, will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, August 24 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHTVIDEO: First Look - Emma Stone Stars in Woody Allen's MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT
by Movies News Desk - May 21, 2014

Sony Pictures Classics has debuted the trailer for Woody Allen's upcoming film, MAGIC IN THE MOONLIGHT from Gravier Productions. Check it out below courtesy of Yahoo! Movies. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

Fran Drescher Extends Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/29Fran Drescher Extends Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated star Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') will extend her engagement an additional three weeks until June 29 in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Broadway, it has been announced by the Tony Award-winning musical's producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. Ms. Drescher - making her Broadway debut this season as Cinderella's wicked stepmother - joined the production in February and, while an extension through June 8 was previously announced, it has been determined anew that Ms. Drescher will remain with the CINDERELLA company through June 29. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour to Launch 10/10 in Rhode Island; First Wave of Dates Announced!CINDERELLA National Tour to Launch 10/10 in Rhode Island; First Wave of Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The producers of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, have announced the show's tour dates for the 2014-2015 season. RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA will launch its national tour at the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence, RI on October 10, 2014. (more...)

2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!2014 Drama League Award Nominations Announced - Shows, Stars & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 23, 2014

Co-Hosts Judith Light and Christopher Sieber announced the nominations for the 2014 Drama League Awards, including Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. The 2014 Drama League Nomination announcement begins the month of celebrations leading up to the 80th Annual Drama League Awards, which will be held at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway) on Friday, May 16, 2014 at noon hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Announces Rush Policy for Preview PerformancesBULLETS OVER BROADWAY Announces Rush Policy for Preview Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg today announced a General Rush policy for preview performances of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. For each preview, a limited number of orchestra Rush tickets will be available each morning when the box office opens at 10 AM. Rush tickets will be sold on a first-come, first-served basis for $37 each, with a limit of two tickets per person. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Performances Tonight at the St. James TheatreBULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Performances Tonight at the St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, is directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman on Broadway. BULLETS OVER BROADWAY will begin preview performances tonight, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Records Releases BIG FISH Cast Recording Digitally TodayBroadway Records Releases BIG FISH Cast Recording Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Broadway Records will release the original Broadway cast recording of the new musical BIG FISH digitally today, February 7, 2014 and everywhere music is sold on Tuesday, February 11, 2014. The album will be produced by Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter. Sign up to pre-order at http://amzn.com/B00H3UKZ6E. BIG FISH began performances on Thursday, September 5, 2013, officially opened on Sunday, October 6, 2013 and played its final performance on Sunday, December 29, 2013 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). (more...)

Marin Mazzie to Open NHL Stadium Series at Yankee's Stadium with National Anthem, 1/26Marin Mazzie to Open NHL Stadium Series at Yankee's Stadium with National Anthem, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Three time Tony Award nominated Broadway favorite Marin Mazzie (Passion; Ragtime; Kiss Me, Kate), who will star as "Helen Sinclair" in the world premiere production of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY this spring, will sing the National Anthem at Yankee Stadium this Sunday, January 26th to open the 2014 Coors Light NHL Stadium Series in New York, the National Hockey League announced today. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen Set to Visit GMA on 1/20CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen Set to Visit GMA on 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 20, multi-platinum pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen will visit ABC's Good Morning America to talk about stepping into the famed glass slippers as she prepares to make her Broadway debut in the title role of CINDERELLA on Broadway. As part of the segment, Ms. Jepsen will give GMA an exclusive behind the scenes look at CINDERELLA, about to begin its 2nd year at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Jepsen will make her Broadway debut on February 4 along side film and television star Fran Drescher, who begins that date in the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

Karen Ziemba Joins BULLETS OVER BROADWAY as 'Eden Brent'Karen Ziemba Joins BULLETS OVER BROADWAY as 'Eden Brent'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg have just announced that Tony AwardŽ winner Karen Ziemba (Contact, Curtains, Steel Pier) will play the role of "Eden Brent" in the world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, with Preston Truman Boyd, Bryn Dowling, Kelcy Griffin, Dan Horn, Synthia Link and Kevin Worley rounding out the complete Broadway cast of 29. (more...)

CINDERELLA to Launch National Tour in 2014; Chicago Run Begins December 16CINDERELLA to Launch National Tour in 2014; Chicago Run Begins December 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2014

Broadway In Chicago just announced that RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony AwardŽ-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from December 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen to Replace Laura Osnes in Broadway's CINDERELLABreaking News: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen to Replace Laura Osnes in Broadway's CINDERELLA
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2013

Producers have tapped 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen to replace Tony nominee Laura Osnes in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing on Broadway. Jepsen will step into the role on Feb. 4 for a limited 12-week run. (more...)

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