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2015 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!2015 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards / Jimmy Awards were held tonight, June 29, 2015, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by two-time Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, currently on Broadway in this year's Best Musical Fun Home at Circle in the Square. (more...)

TONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA to Kick Off NYMF This JulyTONYA & NANCY: THE ROCK OPERA to Kick Off NYMF This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera gets its NY premiere as it kicks-off the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) this July. Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera has a concept, book and lyrics by Elizabeth Searle, music by Michael Teoli, and will be directed by David Alpert (If/ Then), with musical direction by Henry Aronson (Rock of Ages), and choreography by Marc Kimelman (A Bronx Tale). Tonya & Nancy: The Rock Opera will play at the PTC Performing Space (555 West 42nd St.) from July 9 - July 16, 2015. (more...)

Broadway's Jeff Calhoun Talks New Musical MATA HARI: 'We Have Something Extraordinary'Broadway's Jeff Calhoun Talks New Musical MATA HARI: 'We Have Something Extraordinary'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

Broadway choreographer and director Jeff Calhoun, (Broadway's 'Grease', Newsies), has joined forces with an A-list team of musical talent, including 'Bonnie and Clyde' composer Frank Wildhorn, to take on the story of the infamous female spy MATA HARI (more...)

Re-imagined JEKYLL & HYDE Musical to Play Australia with WICKED StarRe-imagined JEKYLL & HYDE Musical to Play Australia with WICKED Star
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This is the moment! Producers John Frost and Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini today announced the cast for the Australian premiere of the reimagined production of the acclaimed musical thriller Jekyll & Hyde, which will play from 8 December, 2015 at the Princess Theatre, Melbourne, followed by a season from 6 March, 2016 at the Capitol Theatre, Sydney. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This MonthOgunquit Playhouse's VICTOR / VICTORIA, Starring Lisa Brescia, Hits the Stage This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

It's the 20th anniversary of Broadway's tender and funny, smart and sexy Victor/ Victoria and the Ogunquit Playhouse is celebrating by mounting a full-scale glamorous production of the musical comedy June 24 to July 18, complete with the original Broadway and touring sets designed by Robin Wagner and costumes by Willa Kim. (more...)

Rob Evan and Kate Shindle to Reunite in JEKYLL & HYDE RESURRECTION at 54 BelowRob Evan and Kate Shindle to Reunite in JEKYLL & HYDE RESURRECTION at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

Based on the Broadway musical thriller written by Frank Wildhorn and Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE RESURRECTION is a live concert -- slated for August 7 & 8, 2015 at 54 Below -- featuring the music and songs from the 2006 album starring Rob Evan, Kate Shindle and Brandi Burkhardt and produced by Frank Wildhorn and Jeremy Roberts. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/1/2015 - Theatre World Awards, Sondheim in Philly and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/1/2015 - Theatre World Awards, Sondheim in Philly and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 1, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Three awards ceremonies take place tonight, plus Broadway welcomes back a familiar face, and Sondheim gets his due at the Arden! (more...)

VIDEO: Jun-Su Kim Sings New DEATH NOTE Song, "The Game Begins"VIDEO: Jun-Su Kim Sings New DEATH NOTE Song, "The Game Begins"
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie & Clyde) is currently working on turning Japanese manga series DEATH NOTE into a musical. Below, check out a Korean music video featuring 'The Game Begins' from the musical, performed by Jun-Su Kim! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MISS SAIGON's Kwang-Ho Hong Performs Title Song from Frank Wildhorn's DEATH NOTE MusicalSTAGE TUBE: MISS SAIGON's Kwang-Ho Hong Performs Title Song from Frank Wildhorn's DEATH NOTE Musical
by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll & Hyde, Bonnie & Clyde) is currently working on turning Japanese manga series DEATH NOTE into a musical. Below, check out a Korean music video featuring the title song from the musical, performed by Kwang-Ho Hong (Miss Saigon UK, Phantom of the Opera, Jekyll & Hyde, Don Quixote)! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: The Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 29, 2015

The weekend is upon us and that means that tonight is opening night for a couple of new shows (with performances continuing through the weekend) and closing performances of several others, including Newsies (at TPAC), Circle Players' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and the farewell production of GroundWorks Theatre's Starlite Waltz. Meanwhile, John Chaffin's Cliffhanger continues at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre and Cumberland County Playhouse continues its 50th anniversary season with a whole slate of terrific shows. (more...)

Introducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDARIntroducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening around us that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, which is a comprehensive listing of theatrical openings,that will be updated each week, for the 2015/16 season. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Disney's Newsies will claim Nashville as their own hometown with a weeklong run at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center beginning Tuesday, Osborne and Eppler's Southern Fried Nuptials takes the stage in Woodbury, and local favorite Geoff Davin unveils his latest theatrical creation - Adamenses Huckster…and there's plenty of theater continuing this week to keep you occupied all week long! (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best BetsCRITICS' CHOICE: Memorial Weekend's Best Bets
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 22, 2015

It's the official kick-off to summer, what with the Memorial Day Weekend upon us already - seriously, where did the time go? - and while we're certain your calendar is filled with cookouts, fireworks (we don't save all the sparklers for July 4th do we?) and swimming (if it warms up enough here in frosty Tennessee, where it's in the 50s as I type). But being the theatrical fanatic that we (using either the editorial "we" or the royal "we"…just take your pick) are, we would like to humbly suggest you make your way to the theater in the next few days to get some artistic inspiration. (more...)

Tim Realbuto to Honor Shaiman & Wittman in LIVE IN LIVING COLOR at the Beechman, 6/9Tim Realbuto to Honor Shaiman & Wittman in LIVE IN LIVING COLOR at the Beechman, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

After his critically acclaimed and sold-out concert honoring composer Maury Yeston, singer/songwriter Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; Wunderkind) returns to the concert stage to honor more of his favorite composers with 'Tim Realbuto: Live In Living Color', an evening celebrating the songwriting duo of Marc Shamian and Scott Wittman, who are responsible for hits such as Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can. The June 9th concert event will take place at 7:00 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street, NYC) and promises to feature Realbuto's interpretation of many of Shaiman and Wittman's biggest hits. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Coming Up This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Coming Up This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2015

It's been a busy spring in Tennessee and as we head into summer, you can rest assured that things are only going to get busier - and more interesting. Our advice? Hydrate yourself (drink plenty of water before heading out), dress comfortably (but tasteful) and head out for a night at the theater. You'll be inspired, entertained and possibly even transported to some far-away world of wonder and imagination.  (more...)

CRITICS CHOICE: Resistance is FutileCRITICS CHOICE: Resistance is Futile
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 15, 2015

The weekend is upon us, which means you have just a few hours to figure out a game plan so you don't miss out on all the fun that's happening all around you. We've got the goods on theatrical events this weekend, to save wear and tear on your brain, and we can offer some sound advice: Just do as we say and everything will be fine. Resistance is futile. (more...)

CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?CRITICS' CHOICE: What's Happening This Week?
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2015

There always seems to be so much to do in Nashville, from a creative and theatrical standpoint, we're often asked for recommendations of what's not to be missed on our calendar. Well, have no fear, gentle readers, we're at your service, at the ready to tell you of the shows you really should see this week and in the coming weeks… (more...)

BWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms BirdlandBWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms Birdland
by David Clarke - May 8, 2015

James Snyder got this week off to a great start when he brought James Snyder: Prince Charming to Birdland as part of the venue's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series. Existing partly as a way to promote the upcoming production of Ever After at Paper Mill Playhouse, this intimate cabaret concert was really just a great excuse to get to hear one of Broadway's favorite leading men sing a collection of songs. (more...)

Ron Raines, Jackie Burns & Greg Hildreth to Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA in PittsburghRon Raines, Jackie Burns & Greg Hildreth to Lead MAN OF LA MANCHA in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO's production of MAN OF LA MANCHA will feature performances from Broadway's very best including Tony Award-nominee Ron Raines as Cervantes/Don Quixote, Greg Hildreth as Sancho and Jackie Burns as Aldonza. (more...)

Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21Lisa Datz and GRIMM's Silas Weir Mitchell & Sasha Roiz to Star in THREE DAYS OF RAIN at Portland Center Stage, 5/17-6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

Richard Greenberg's Pulitzer Prize-nominated play, Three Days of Rain, opens on Portland Center Stage's U.S. Bank Main Stage on May 22, with preview performances beginning May 17, 2015. (more...)

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