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Photo Coverage: John Kander & THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS visit BordersPhoto Coverage: John Kander & THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS visit Borders
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, December 12. The production, which opened October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), will have played 49 performances and 29 previews. Previews began on October 7. THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS is the last collaboration of Broadway songwriting legends John Kander and Fred Ebb. The musical features a book by David Thompson and is directed and choreographed by Susan Stroman. Yesterday, December 1, John Kander and the Boys visited Borders Book Store in New York to talk all things SCOTTSBORO and sign copies of the Vineyard production cast album. BroadwayWorld was on hand and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Close on Broadway December 12THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS to Close on Broadway December 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS will play its final performance on Broadway on Sunday, December 12. The production, which opened October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street), will have played 49 performances and 29 previews. Previews began on October 7. (more...)

Sean Hayes Talks Missing PROMISES, PROMISES TonightSean Hayes Talks Missing PROMISES, PROMISES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2010

Sean Hayes will not perform at the Tuesday, November 23, 2010 performance of PROMISES, PROMISES due to a sinus infection. He also did not perform at the matinee on Sunday, November 21. In a statement, Hayes said 'I wish I never had to miss a show. I'd sleep on the stage if the doorman didn't kick me out. I made it all the way to 271 performances but my doctor tells me that singing with a sinus infection just won't work, which kills my dream of never missing a performance for the whole run of Promises. I'm at home resting and hope to be back onstage tomorrow.' (more...)

CHICAGO Welcomes Back Tom Hewitt 11/22CHICAGO Welcomes Back Tom Hewitt 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2010

On Monday, November 22, 2010, the Broadway company of the international musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt in the role of slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn. (more...)

CHICAGO Welcomes Back Tom Hewitt 11/22CHICAGO Welcomes Back Tom Hewitt 11/22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2010

On Monday, November 22, 2010, the Broadway company of the international musical smash CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt in the role of slick criminal lawyer Billy Flynn. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Anthony Rapp Performs from WITHOUT YOUBWW TV Exclusive: Anthony Rapp Performs from WITHOUT YOU
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2010

On Sunday, November 14, the New York Musical Theatre Festival hosted it's annual awards gala, honoring the winners of this year's fest and industry veterans Chita Rivera and producers Barry and Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive video highlights below. In this clip, watch Anthony Rapp perform from his one-man show, Without You. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Joshua Henry Honors Weisslers with SCOTTSBORO Performance!BWW TV Exclusive: Joshua Henry Honors Weisslers with SCOTTSBORO Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2010

On Sunday, November 14, the New York Musical Theatre Festival hosted it's annual awards gala, honoring the winners of this year's fest and industry veterans Chita Rivera and producers Barry and Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive video highlights below. In this clip, watch Josh Henry honor the Weisslers with a performance from THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Neuwirth Honors Rivera with 'All That Jazz' Performance!BWW TV Exclusive: Neuwirth Honors Rivera with 'All That Jazz' Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2010

On Sunday, November 14, the New York Musical Theatre Festival hosted it's annual awards gala, honoring the winners of this year's fest and industry veterans Chita Rivera and producers Barry and Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive video highlights below. In this clip, watch Bebe Neuwirth sing her staple, 'All That Jazz' from CHICAGO! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: 'Liza,' 'Stritch,' 'LuPone' et al. Do CHICAGOBWW TV Exclusive: 'Liza,' 'Stritch,' 'LuPone' et al. Do CHICAGO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2010

On Sunday, November 14, the New York Musical Theatre Festival hosted it's annual awards gala, honoring the winners of this year's fest and industry veterans Chita Rivera and producers Barry and Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive video highlights below. In this clip, watch Christine Pedi recreate famous numbers from Chicago as Elaine Stritch, Patti LuPone, Liza Minnelli, Cher and other greats! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: NYMF Honors Rivera, Weisslers & 2010 NYMF ArtistsBWW TV Exclusive: NYMF Honors Rivera, Weisslers & 2010 NYMF Artists
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2010

On Sunday, November 14, the New York Musical Theatre Festival hosted it's annual awards gala, honoring the winners of this year's fest and industry veterans Chita Rivera and producers Barry and Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you exclusive video highlights below. (more...)

CHICAGO Comes To The Fisher Theatre 3/8-13, 2011CHICAGO Comes To The Fisher Theatre 3/8-13, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2010

CHICAGO is coming back to Detroit and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! CHICAGO will be at Detroit's Fisher Theatre March 8-13, 2011! (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYMF Honors Rivera, Weisslers and 2010 NYMF WinnersPhoto Coverage: NYMF Honors Rivera, Weisslers and 2010 NYMF Winners
by Peter James Zielinski - Nov 16, 2010

On Sunday, November 14, the New York Musical Theatre Festival hosted it's annual awards gala, honoring the winners of this year's fest and industry veterans Chita Rivera and producers Barry and Fran Weissler. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you photo coverage below. (more...)

CHICAGO Launches First Ever Facebook Fan Day 1/30/2011CHICAGO Launches First Ever Facebook Fan Day 1/30/2011
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2010

Barry and Fran Weissler, producers of the record-breaking Broadway smash CHICAGO, are pleased to announce a first in theatrical history, as they launch the newest chapter in Broadway social networking with Facebook Fan Day. (more...)

Chita Rivera to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at NYMF Awards Gala, 11/14Chita Rivera to be Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award at NYMF Awards Gala, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) announced today that Broadway icon Chita Rivera will be honored with their 2010 Lifetime Achievement Award at the Seventh Season Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, November 14th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street) beginning at 6:00pm. Winner of two TonyŽ Awards and nominated for an additional seven TonyŽ Awards, Chita was recently seen on Broadway in The Dancer's Life, which celebrated her career and NINE which co-starred Antonio Banderas. (more...)

NYMF Seventh Season Awards Gala 11/14NYMF Seventh Season Awards Gala 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2010

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) will honor producers Barry and Fran Weissler (Chicago, Wonderful Town, La Cage Aux Folles, Scottsboro Boys) and the winners of the NYMF 2010 Awards for Excellence at the Seventh Season Awards Gala taking place on Sunday, November 14th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street) beginning at 6:00pm. (more...)

Chenoweth 'Dizzy' at PROMISES; To Miss Wednesday MatineeChenoweth 'Dizzy' at PROMISES; To Miss Wednesday Matinee
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2010

The New York Times is reporting that at last night's evening performance of PROMISES, PROMISES, star Kristin Chenoweth was reportedly feeling 'dizzy' and missed the show's curtain call. An ambulance was called for the star (said to be a standard procedure) and she was diagnosed with mild dehydration. The show's reps tell the Times that she will miss today's matinee, but is expected back in the show tonight. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New SCOTTSBORO BOYS Commercial!STAGE TUBE: New SCOTTSBORO BOYS Commercial!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 10, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS began previews on October 7 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street) and opened on October 31, 2010. The production team has just released the latest television spot for the show, including quotes of acclaim. Click below for a look! (more...)

Show Only Tix Now Available for NYMF GalaShow Only Tix Now Available for NYMF Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

Bebe Neuwirth, Anthony Rapp, Christine Pedi, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Michael Arden, Joshua Henry and the award-winning NYMF 2010 shows Frog Kiss, The Great Unknown, I Got Fired, My Mother's Lesbian Jewish Wiccan Wedding, Trails, and Without You will perform at The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) Awards Gala on Sunday, November 14th at The Hudson Theatre (145 W. 44th Street) beginning at 6:00pm. (more...)

Protestors Take Aim at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSProtestors Take Aim at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, opened Sunday, October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre. Since it's celebrated opening, the show has been the target of protests, as was first mentioned on BroadwayWorld.com's Broadway Message Board HERE and is still be debated HERE. One poster calling for a boycott of the show asks: 'When is Racist Terrorism Musical Entertainment? Where is the Song and Dance Musicals about Gas Chambers, World Trade Center or Japanese Internment Camps?' (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYSBWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Broadway Beat - Nov 1, 2010

THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, the exhilarating new Kander & Ebb musical, opened Sunday, October 31 at the Lyceum Theatre and Broadway Beat and BroadwayWorld.com were there to bring you these interviews with the cast and creative along with highlights from the show! (more...)

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