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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...)

STAGE TUBE: Video Roundup- FALSETTOS Will March Back to Broadway!STAGE TUBE: Video Roundup- FALSETTOS Will March Back to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2015

For anyone who missed out on the original production or just needs to brush up on their Falsettos, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorite songs from the show below! (more...)

Breaking News: William Finn & James Lapine's Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Returning to Broadway in 2016Breaking News: William Finn & James Lapine's Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Returning to Broadway in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Producer Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, announced today that William Finn and James Lapine's landmark musical, Falsettos, the theatrical masterpiece that forever reshaped our collective definition of family, will return to Broadway next Spring with an all new production directed by Mr. Lapine. Falsettos premiered on Broadway in 1992 - after its characters first captured the hearts of theatergoers Off Broadway - garnering rave reviews and seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, and going onto win for Best Original Score (Finn) and Best Book of a Musical (Lapine and Finn). (more...)

Sarah Silverman & More Join 2015 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS PresentersSarah Silverman & More Join 2015 WRITERS GUILD AWARDS Presenters
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The Writers Guild of America, East today announced that Sarah Silverman, Clive Owen and André Holland will be presenters at the 2015 Writers Guild Awards New York Ceremony, which will take place on Saturday, February 14th at the Edison Ballroom. (more...)

Jim Dale Hosts Tonight's 2015 Theater Hall of Fame Gala, Honoring Susan Stroman, F. Murray Abraham and MoreJim Dale Hosts Tonight's 2015 Theater Hall of Fame Gala, Honoring Susan Stroman, F. Murray Abraham and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The 44th annual Theater Hall of Fame gala and induction ceremony will be held tonight, January 26, at the Gershwin Theater, honoring director/choreographer Susan Stroman, actors F. Murray Abraham, Alvin Epstein and Blythe Danner, former theatre critic Frank Rich, chairman of the Shubert Organization Philip J. Smith, playwright Alfred Uhry and director Marshall W. Mason. (more...)

GYPSY to Open This Friday at Surfside PlayersGYPSY to Open This Friday at Surfside Players
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Everything's coming up roses this Friday at Surfside! GYPSY runs January 23 - February 8, 2015. (more...)

Joan Curto to Bring Sondheim 85th Birthday Tribute to Chicago, 3/07-28Joan Curto to Bring Sondheim 85th Birthday Tribute to Chicago, 3/07-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Called 'a cabaret icon' by NBC Chicago, After Dark Award-winning vocalist Joan Curto performs her new tribute show Joan Curto Sings Sondheim- everybody says don't, that will be marking the 85th birthday of celebrated composer Stephen Sondheim (March 23, 1925). (more...)

Tony-Winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to Los Altos Hills; Opens February 19 at Lohman TheatreTony-Winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to Los Altos Hills; Opens February 19 at Lohman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Inspired by the iconic pointillist painting 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' by Georges Seurat, this funny, heartfelt musical delves into the inner-lives of both the artist and his subjects. (more...)

Sen. Cory Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli & Comedian Bill Burr Set for LARRY WILMORE PremiereSen. Cory Booker, Rapper Talib Kweli & Comedian Bill Burr Set for LARRY WILMORE Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Senator Cory Booker, Talib Kweli and Bill Burr will get a taste of extra nightlyness when they appear as the inaugural panel during the debut episode of Comedy Central's "The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore" on Monday, January 19 at 11:30 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Gimme Love! KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Is Ready To Weave Another Web Over BroadwayFLASH FRIDAY: Gimme Love! KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Is Ready To Weave Another Web Over Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 16, 2015

Today we are revisiting a dynamic 1990s Best Musical winner poised for a Broadway revival should the recent all-star reading having proved worthwhile, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN. (more...)

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