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Jai' Len Josey and Jonah Rawitz Win at 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

The 6th Annual National High School Musical Awards presented the coveted Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actress and Best Performance by an Actor on Monday, June 30 at Broadway's Minskoff Theater, to Jai' Len Josey representing the Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards and Jonah Rawitz, representing the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards. (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis Joins VIOLET as 'The Preacher'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) joins the company of Violet as 'The Preacher.' Violet stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. Only six weeks remain to see the Tony nominated production, which plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014. (more...)

Lindsay Roginski Makes Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO as 'Roxie' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Tonight, June 30, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago will welcome Lindsay Roginski in her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig and More to Star in PIPPIN National Tour, Coming to the Smith Center, 11/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin announced casting for the U.S. national tour, which runs Nov. 25-30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). (more...)

National Tour of PIPPIN Coming to Chicago in Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the Tony Award winning Broadway Musical PIPPIN will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for two weeks only, July 28 - August 9, 2015. (more...)

They've Got Magic To Do! Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig & Original Broadway Cast Member John Rubinstein to Lead PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced casting for the U.S. national tour which launches in Denver at the Buell Theatre. (more...)

Lindsay Roginski to Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO as Roxie Hart, Begin. 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

On Monday, June 30, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will welcome Lindsay Roginski in her Broadway stage debut as merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

PIPPIN Launches National Tour in Denver, Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Experience the national tour first in Denver of the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical, PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza. The thrill of the season!" by NY1. PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

Broadway's Original PIPPIN Joins the Tony-Winning Cast a Day Early
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement. He was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, but instead, he will start tonight, June 19, and run until Sunday, July 27, 2014 He is filling in for Terrance Mann's leave of absence. Pippin is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Tony Winner Levi Kreis to Join Broadway's VIOLET as 'The Preacher' on 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner Levi Kreis (Million Dollar Quartet) will join the company of Violet as 'The Preacher,' beginning performances Tuesday, July 1, 2014. Violet stars two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry. The Tony nominated production plays a strictly limited engagement at Broadway's American Airlines Theatre (227 West 42nd Street) through August 10, 2014. (more...)

PIPPIN to Welcome Show's Original Star John Rubinstein as 'Charles', June 20-July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement, Friday, June 20 - Sunday, July 27, 2014, filling in for Terrance Mann's leave of absence. Pippin is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

2014 Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning TITANIC Postponed
by Tyler Peterson - May 21, 2014

Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler have confirmed that the planned revival of the Tony Award-winning musical TITANIC, slated to hit Broadway this fall, has been postponed. (more...)

The Extraordinary Patina Miller and Matthew James Thomas Depart PIPPIN; A Farewell Flashback!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Kyle Dean Massey(Next to Normal, Wicked) and Ciara Renee (Big Fish) will assume the roles of 'Pippin' and 'Leading Player' (respectively) in the Tony-winning Pippin beginning Tuesday, April 1, 2014. Matthew James Thomas and Tony Award winner Patina Miller will play their final performance on Sunday, March 30, 2014. Below, BroadwayWorld bid adieu to the show's extraordinary leads, Miller and Thomas, with a flashback of their time spent with the production. Check out photos and videos from their Pippin journey below! (more...)

Roundabout's VIOLET with Sutton Foster Gets Cast Recording; PS Classics to Release 2-Disc Set in June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that PS Classics will record the cast album of VIOLET on April 7, 2014. This Original Broadway Cast Recording, a two-disc set, will be released on June 3. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through August 10, 2014. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Latina superstar Bianca Marroquin returns to Broadway's Chicago as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, March 31. She is also the newly-crowned National Ambassador for the Broadway industry's new Viva Broadway initiative. (Click image to download full-size JPG) On Monday, March 31, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago is pleased to welcome back Latina stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of Roxie Hart. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Just No Time at All- PIPPIN Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2014

Pippin, now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street), is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style ofBob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). The Tony-winning production just marked its first year at the Music Box and below you can check out full photo coverage of the cast celebrating onstage! (more...)

Roundabout's VIOLET with Sutton Foster Begins Performances on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell, Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, begins previews tomorrow, March 28, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley Plays Buell Theatre, Now thru 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical CHICAGO returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre tonight, March 18 through 23 only. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film will reprise the role of Billy Flynn. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour with John O'Hurley Plays Buell Theatre, 3/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical CHICAGO returns to Denver at The Buell Theatre March 18 through 23 only. Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announce that John O'Hurley, the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film will reprise the role of Billy Flynn. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: They Are On Their Way... to Broadway! Inside VIOLET'S Sneak Peek Concert
by Walter McBride - Mar 08, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) will soon present two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in a Broadway production of Violet, directed by Leigh Silverman. Based on the short story 'The Ugliest Pilgrim' by Doris Betts, Violet features music by Jeanine Tesori and book & lyrics by Brian Crawley. Violet will be produced in association with Amy Sherman-Palladino and Daniel Palladino, David Mirvish, Barry and Fran Weissler, Elizabeth Armstrong, and Mary Jo and Ted Shen. The company met the press last night and you can check out photos from the concert sneak peek below! (more...)

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