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Amanda Flahive to Lead Williams Street Rep's GYPSY as 'Mama Rose'; Full Cast Announced!Amanda Flahive to Lead Williams Street Rep's GYPSY as 'Mama Rose'; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

In 1959 Ethel Merman, the prominent musical theatre actress of her time, and David Merrick were searching for their next project. After reading an excerpt from the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, Merrick felt they had said project and GYPSY was born. (more...)

Frank Rich Suggests New Alexander Hamilton Currency in Light of HAMILTON's Box Office SuccessFrank Rich Suggests New Alexander Hamilton Currency in Light of HAMILTON's Box Office Success
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Broadway's HAMILTON isn't hurting at the box office, but it has one monetary controversy in the wings. And Frank Rich, writing in New York Magazine, has the solution. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS at SRO is Rousing Ammunition for Thought!BWW Reviews: ASSASSINS at SRO is Rousing Ammunition for Thought!
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Jul 15, 2015

If you are socially conscious or have some type of social media account, you are well aware of the social injustices that seem to flood the timelines. In this past year, we have witnessed young black men assassinated at the hands of police officers as well as a massacre in Charleston, South Carolina where a deranged racist killed nine parishioners at Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church. Hashtags such as #Handsupdontshoot and #BlackLivesMatter have become the popular catch phrases in the juggernaut of social media. I know you are asking, 'What in the hell does this have to do with ASSASSINS the musical?' This show addresses so much more than the psychopathic motives of the nine assassins; it makes one question the gun control laws of then and now. Going into the theatre, I was excited to see a musical that I love and know very well, but my thoughts changed immediately at curtain call. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from ArchivesMasterworks Broadway to Release Three Classic Albums from Archives
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives - Pinocchio (July 17), Woman of the Year (August 14), and The Beggar's Opera (September 18). Upon release, each title will beaccompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

Frank Rich Sounds Off on the 2015 Tony Awards!Frank Rich Sounds Off on the 2015 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

The 2015 Tony Awards have come and gone, but that doesn't mean that us theatre fanatics aren't still thinking about every minute of them. Frank Rich, infamous ex-theatre critic of the New York Times, still has lots to say about the ceremony, and he writes about his thoughts in New York Magazine: (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside MEMORIES OF AL HIRSCHFELD Event with Harold Prince, Frank Rich & MorePhoto Flash: Inside MEMORIES OF AL HIRSCHFELD Event with Harold Prince, Frank Rich & More
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

Thursday, May 28 at 6:30PM, The New-York Historical Society presented Memories of Al Hirschfeld, a special event featuring Al Hirschfeld Foundation President Louise Kerz Hirschfeld, Robert Osborne of The Hollywood Reporter and Turner Classic Movies, legendary Broadway producer and director Harold Prince, and Frank Rich of New York Magazine in discussion about the life and legacy of Al HIrschfeld through his art, career, and personal relationships.  (more...)

Scoop: VEEP - June Episodes on HBOScoop: VEEP - June Episodes on HBO
by TV Scoop - May 28, 2015

Get all the scoop on VEEP - June Episodes, airing on HBO (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted ChapinBWW Exclusive: Behind-the-Scenes of FOLLIES with National Theater Institute Alum Ted Chapin
by National Theater Institute - May 26, 2015

The National Theater Institute includes a vibrant community of over 3,500 alumni. The many talents of these actors, writers, directors, and designers can be seen on Broadway, Off-Broadway, in films, television, London's West End, and at every major regional theater in the U.S. Today, in an excerpt from EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE: THE BIRTH OF THE MUSICAL FOLLIES, we hear from Ted Chapin (NTI Fall '70) who called his semester-away at NTI an 'extraordinary' 'experimental off-campus theater program.' (more...)

Awesome New PACIFIC OVERTURES Mash-Up Music VideoAwesome New PACIFIC OVERTURES Mash-Up Music Video
by Pat Cerasaro - May 20, 2015

A fascinating and fantastic new mash-up video! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - May 7, 2015

Today we are revisiting one of Kander & Ebb's most awarded musicals in honor of its opening more than 20 years ago this week, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

HBO Announces May Broadcast Times & Episode Descriptions for VEEPHBO Announces May Broadcast Times & Episode Descriptions for VEEP
by TV News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

HBO announces MAY broadcast times and episode descriptions for VEEP: (more...)

HBO Renews VEEP & SILICON VALLEYHBO Renews VEEP & SILICON VALLEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

HBO has renewed the comedy series VEEP for a fifth season and SILICON VALLEY for a third season, it was announced today by Michael Lombardo, president, HBO Programming. (more...)

Frank Rich Comments on HAMILTON, THE KING AND I RevivalFrank Rich Comments on HAMILTON, THE KING AND I Revival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Today, former New York Times theatre critic Frank Rich took part in a Q&A with New York Magazine on 'today's media, political, and cultural landscape.' He touched on Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, Lincoln Center's THE KING AND I revival starring Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe, the Tony Awards and more. (more...)

HBO to Premiere Season Four of Hit Comedy Series VEEP, 4/12HBO to Premiere Season Four of Hit Comedy Series VEEP, 4/12
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Emmy®-nominated comedy series VEEP kicks off its ten-episode fourth season SUNDAY, APRIL 12(10:30-11:00 p.m. ET/PT), exclusively on HBO. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/21-3/22/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/21-3/22/2015
by - Mar 22, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/22/15- Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/22/15- Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2015

Sondheim is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as 'the greatest, and perhaps best-known artist working in musical theatre', his most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. Lloyd Webber has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from the British Government for services to Music, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. Several of his songs, notably 'The Music of the Night', 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' and 'You Must Love Me', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Memory' have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals. (more...)

Guthrie's Joe Dowling to Chat With NY Post Columnist Michael Riedel Next MonthGuthrie's Joe Dowling to Chat With NY Post Columnist Michael Riedel Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Guthrie Theater today announced that its outgoing Director Joe Dowling, the longest tenured artistic director in Guthrie history, will appear for an In Conversation moderated by New York Post theater columnist Michael Riedel on Tuesday, April 21 at 7:30 p.m. on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Human Again! BEAUTY & THE BEAST Blasts Back To The Big Screen With A Starry CastFLASH FRIDAY: Human Again! BEAUTY & THE BEAST Blasts Back To The Big Screen With A Starry Cast
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 6, 2015

Today we are turning our attention to Disney's hotly anticipated new movie musical adaptation of BEAUTY & THE BEAST. (more...)

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