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Kyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from BroadwayKyle Dean Massey to Join Cast of PIPPIN National Tour in Los Angeles Straight from Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

The Nederlander Organization and the producers of the Tony Winning revival of PIPPIN have announced that Kyle Dean Massey will assume the role of Pippin beginning Tuesday, Nov 4th at the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles. He will be replacing Matthew James Thomas who takes his final bow on Sunday, November 2nd. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for CHICAGO in San Antonio, Running Jan 27-Feb 1Tickets Go on Sale This Friday for CHICAGO in San Antonio, Running Jan 27-Feb 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

CHICAGO which opened to rave reviews on November 14, 1996, now has the distinction of being the longest running American musical in Broadway history, and... shows no sign of ever slowing down, opens at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances, January 27 through February 1, 2015. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Friday, October 17. (more...)

Tony Winner Gabriel Ebert, Izzie Steele, Euan Morton & More to Lead THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in TorontoTony Winner Gabriel Ebert, Izzie Steele, Euan Morton & More to Lead THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

David Mirvish in co-production with the Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre, and by arrangement with Barry and Fran Weissler, have announced the cast of the Canadian premiere production of THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD by David Farr, directed by Gisli Írn Gardarsson. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Returns to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN TonightLucie Arnaz Returns to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Lucie Arnaz is set to return to Broadway in the role of 'Berthe' in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginning tonight, October 9 through Sunday, November 9. Arnaz comes from the PIPPIN national tour, which is playing at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Andrea Martin Joins PIPPIN on Tour Tonight in San FranciscoAndrea Martin Joins PIPPIN on Tour Tonight in San Francisco
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

SHN previously announced that Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, would reprise the role in the final two weeks (beginning today, October 7 and running through October 19) of the San Francisco engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST GalaSarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that this year's Miscast gala, an annual highlight of the New York theater season, will honor two bold and fearless women: Emmy & Golden Globe nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony Award-winning producer Fran Weissler. Miscast 2015 will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). (more...)

Veteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO TonightVeteran Amy Spanger Rejoins Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This fall, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back celebrated Broadway baby Amy Spanger in the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

Christopher Gattelli, Beth & Allan Williams to be Honored at 2014 NYMF GalaChristopher Gattelli, Beth & Allan Williams to be Honored at 2014 NYMF Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) has announced that choreographer Christopher Gattelli, and theatre producer and manager Beth Williams and Allan Williams will be honored at its 2014 Gala to be held on Sunday, November 9th at the Edison Ballroom in Manhattan. (more...)

CHICAGO Veteran Amy Spanger to Rejoin Broadway Company Next MonthCHICAGO Veteran Amy Spanger to Rejoin Broadway Company Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This fall, the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's hit musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back celebrated Broadway baby Amy Spanger in the starring role of merry murderess Roxie Hart. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO Welcomes New 'Mama' TonightBroadway's CHICAGO Welcomes New 'Mama' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Tonight, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

PIPPIN Comes to the Smith Center in Las Vegas, 11/25-30; Tickets on Sale 10/3PIPPIN Comes to the Smith Center in Las Vegas, 11/25-30; Tickets on Sale 10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Experience 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. This all-new production of the hit Broadway musical will take to the stage in Reynolds Hall at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Nov. 25-30. (more...)

They're Back to the Cell Block! CHICAGO Stars Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey Will Reunite This November!They're Back to the Cell Block! CHICAGO Stars Ann Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey Will Reunite This November!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

On Sunday evening, November 23 (7 p.m.), in a celebratory landmark performance, the company of Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back its four original stars -- Tony Award winnersAnn Reinking, Bebe Neuwirth, James Naughton and Joel Grey. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Will Return to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN!Lucie Arnaz Will Return to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Lucie Arnaz is set to return to Broadway in the role of "Berthe" in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginningThursday, October 9 through Sunday, November 9. Ms. Arnaz is currently playing the role in the PIPPIN national tour which opens this week at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez recently returned to the Broadway cast in the role of "Berthe." PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Andrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour for Second Half of San Francisco RunAndrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour for Second Half of San Francisco Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

SHN has announced that Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, will reprise the role in the final two weeks (October 7-19) of the San Francisco engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next WeekBroadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Monday, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

From TV to Broadway- Reality Show Winner Will Take on Title Role in PIPPIN This Fall!From TV to Broadway- Reality Show Winner Will Take on Title Role in PIPPIN This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Josh Kaufman, who in May of 2014 was announced as the winner of Season 6 of NBC's hit show "The Voice" as a member of Usher's team, will make his Broadway debut playing the title role in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginning Tuesday, November 4 and through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Kyle Dean Massey is currently set to perform the role on Broadway through Sunday, November 2.PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Carly Hughes Joins PIPPIN This FridayBEAUTIFUL's Carly Hughes Joins PIPPIN This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Carly Hughes, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will join the Tony Award winning production of PIPPIN in the role of 'Leading Player' beginning Friday, September 19. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

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Matthew James Thomas to Continue as Lead for PIPPIN's LA  and San Francisco Premiere; Kyle Selig on Vocal RestMatthew James Thomas to Continue as Lead for PIPPIN's LA and San Francisco Premiere; Kyle Selig on Vocal Rest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of Pippin in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the title role when the show launches its tour in Denver, and he will also play the role in the entire run in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (September 23 through October 19, 2014) and in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages (October 21 through November 9, 2014). Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from the Pippin tour. It remains unknown whether Thomas will continue throughout the rest of the tour. (more...)

Breaking: Matthew James Thomas Takes Over PIPPIN for Denver Tour LaunchBreaking: Matthew James Thomas Takes Over PIPPIN for Denver Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of PIPPIN in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the role of PIPPIN when the show launches its tour in Denver on September 6 and will play the entire Denver engagement. Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from thePIPPIN tour. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, 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). PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only (Media Night: Sept.10). Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100. (more...)

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