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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World PremierePhoto Flash: First Look at Megan McGinnis and More in Chicago Shakespeare's SENSE AND SENSIBILITY World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) presents the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Lead INTO THE WOODS at The Muny!Breaking News: Tony Winner Heather Headley Will Lead INTO THE WOODS at The Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award winner Heather Headley will star as 'The Witch' in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into The Woods, directed by Gary Griffin and playing July 21 - 27, 2015 at The Muny, the nation's largest outdoor musical theatre. This production marks the Muny premiere of Into the Woods, and will be Ms. Headley's first performance in a musical in America since her 2000 Tony award winning performance in the original Broadway production of Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

BWW Flashback: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Wraps Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Wraps Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 5, 2015

As announced earlier this week, Honeymoon in Vegas, plays its final performance at Broadway's Nederlander Theater (208 West 41st Street) today, Sunday, April 5, 2015. Honeymoon in Vegas began performances on Tuesday, November 18, 2014, and officially opened on Thursday, January 15, 2015 to rave reviews. Prior to Broadway, Honeymoon in Vegas completed a successful engagement at the Papermill Playhouse in Milburn, NJ October 6 - 27, 2013. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 1st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 1, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Anything Goes,' 'A Funny Thing...' and 'Billy Elliot' prepare to open, 'Les Mis' racks up the raves, season announcements from the Paramount, Kokandy, The Hypocrites and Chicago Shakes, plus another Austen adaptation, and legs for Ethel Merman. Enjoy the warmth! (more...)

New Musicals CAKE OFF and GIRLSTAR Will Premiere at Signature Theatre; Full 2015-16 Season Announced!New Musicals CAKE OFF and GIRLSTAR Will Premiere at Signature Theatre; Full 2015-16 Season Announced!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 30, 2015

Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and Managing Director Maggie Boland announce the full lineup for Signature Theatre's 2015/16 season. “Signature's 26th season continues our commitment to presenting new works and reinventing great American musicals. We're proud that this season also highlights daring new plays by female playwrights,” stated Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer. “I'm excited to work with so many talented artists in the coming year.” (more...)

THEATER TALK Welcomes HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Tony Danza & Rob McClure This WeekTHEATER TALK Welcomes HONEYMOON IN VEGAS' Tony Danza & Rob McClure This Week
by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

This week's THEATER TALK revels in show business lore with performers-supreme Tony Danza and Rob McClure, who are now co-starring in the hit musical Honeymoon in Vegas at the Nederlander Theatre. Then the show remembers the late documentary filmmaker Albert Maysles, who died this month at the age of 88. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Chilina Kennedy to Release WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE Album Next MonthBEAUTIFUL's Chilina Kennedy to Release WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE Album Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

According to a listing on Amazon, BEAUTIFUL's newest star Chilina Kennedy will be releasing a solo folk-pop album titled WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE on April 14, 2015. (more...)

COCKED and HILLARY AND CLINTON Premieres and More Set for Victory Gardens' 2015-16 SeasonCOCKED and HILLARY AND CLINTON Premieres and More Set for Victory Gardens' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Victory Gardens Theater, under the continued leadership of Artistic Director Chay Yew and Managing Director Christopher Mannelli, announces the lineup for its 2015-2016 Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown and the Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at 92YPhoto Flash: Jason Robert Brown and the Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Fresh off his Tony Award for The Bridges of Madison County, superstar composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown is back with a new, Sin City-set musical, Honeymoon in Vegas -- which just opened on Broadway to rave reviews. Featuring screen star Tony Danza and Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), the glitzy show boasts a hilarious book by Andrew Bergman, writer of the cult-classic 1992 movie. The cast and creative team just appeared at 92Y - scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

Photo Flash: There's a New Carole in Town- First Look at Chilina Kennedy in BEAUTIFUL!Photo Flash: There's a New Carole in Town- First Look at Chilina Kennedy in BEAUTIFUL!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Award-winning Canadian actress Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut as 'Mary Magdalene' in Jesus Christ Superstar, has nabbed the title role in Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, the smash hit musical about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. Kennedy begins performances on March 7, 2015, succeeding Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller, who will play her final performance in Beautiful on March 6 at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street). Check out a first look at the actress in action below! (more...)

Tony Danza & More Join 92Y's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Event, 3/15Tony Danza & More Join 92Y's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Event, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Fresh off his Tony Award for The Bridges of Madison County, superstar composer-lyricist Jason Robert Brown is back with a new, Sin City-set musical, Honeymoon in Vegas-which just opened on Broadway to rave reviews. Featuring screen star Tony Danza and Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), the glitzy show boasts Brown's "revelation of a score" (The New York Times) and a hilarious book by Andrew Bergman, writer of the cult-classic 1992 movie. Enjoy performances and hear from the cast and creative team about this razzle-dazzle tale of love, gambling - and skydiving Elvises. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ NOCCA in MarchAna Gasteyer to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ NOCCA in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on "Saturday Night Live." During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton. (more...)

Chorus Member Writes About Working with Jason Robert Brown in PARADE ConcertChorus Member Writes About Working with Jason Robert Brown in PARADE Concert
by Tori Leiber - Feb 19, 2015

On February 16, Manhattan Concert Productions brought the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning score of PARADE back to Lincoln Center. PARADE was brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall. Three-time Tony Award winner and original composer Jason Robert Brown conducted a star-studded cast and full chorus, joined by Olivier Award nominee Gary Griffin as director, and Tom Murray as music supervisor. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Beowulf Boritt - Part 1: An Inside Look At Manhattan Concert Productions' PARADEInDepth InterView: Beowulf Boritt - Part 1: An Inside Look At Manhattan Concert Productions' PARADE
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 18, 2015

Today we are analyzing all aspects of the hotly anticipated concert event that occured at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on Monday featuring an all-star cast performing Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning score and book - the Manhattan Concert Productions presentation of PARADE. Outlining his involvement in the unique theatrical event is acclaimed and versatile Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, who opens up about the exciting and idiosyncratic nature of a one night only event such as this as well as the opportunities available in designing for such a spectacular evening in order to bring his artistic vision to fruition. In addition to a thorough discussion of the themes and actual real history elemental to the musical itself and how Boritt has integrated those features into the visual landscape of the piece, he also sheds some light on the intensive design process and intimate collaboration with director Gary Griffin, composer/lyricist/conductor Brown, projection designer Jeff Croiter and lighting designer Jon Weston. Also, Boritt offers a first look at his inspiration for the design elements being created especially for the evening and how he is utilizing vintage photographs and actual historical pieces to maximize authenticity and accuracy in portraying the musical based on a true story occurring in 1915. All of that and much, much more in this expansive design-focused special feature with one of Broadway's brightest behind the scenes visionaries. (more...)

BWW TV: Welcome Back to the Old Red Hills of Home- Watch Video from MCP's PARADE Concert at Lincoln Center!BWW TV: Welcome Back to the Old Red Hills of Home- Watch Video from MCP's PARADE Concert at Lincoln Center!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2015

Just last night, Manhattan Concert Productions brought the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning score of PARADE back to Lincoln Center, where it all began in 1998. PARADE was brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall. Three-time Tony Award winner and original composer Jason Robert Brown conducted a star-studded cast and full chorus, joined by Olivier Award nominee Gary Griffin as director, and Tom Murray as music supervisor. (more...)

PARADE, Starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Benanti, Marches Into Lincoln Center TonightPARADE, Starring Jeremy Jordan and Laura Benanti, Marches Into Lincoln Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Manhattan Concert Productions is bringing the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning score of PARADE back to Lincoln Center, where it all began in 1998. PARADE will be brought to life for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall tonight, February 16, 2015. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: PARADE Marches Back To New York In A Big WayFLASH SPECIAL: PARADE Marches Back To New York In A Big Way
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 16, 2015

In honor of tonight's star-studded concert production of PARADE, we take a look back at the colorful history of the modern musical masterpiece. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Big News- PARADE is Back! Meet the Company of the MCP Concert!Photo Coverage: Big News- PARADE is Back! Meet the Company of the MCP Concert!
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2015

Manhattan Concert Productions is bringing the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning score of PARADE back to Lincoln Center, where it all began in 1998. This concert performance of PARADE will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States; the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra; and a full professional Broadway cast. The company just met the press, and below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the presentation below! (more...)

BWW TV: Back to the Old Red Hills of Home- Meet the Company of PARADE- Jeremy Jordan, Laura Benanti, Andy Mientus, Joshua Henry & More!BWW TV: Back to the Old Red Hills of Home- Meet the Company of PARADE- Jeremy Jordan, Laura Benanti, Andy Mientus, Joshua Henry & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2015

Manhattan Concert Productions is bringing the Drama Desk and Tony Award-winning score of PARADE back to Lincoln Center, where it all began in 1998. This concert performance of PARADE will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States; the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra; and a full professional Broadway cast. The company just met the press, and below, BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with the full company as well as a few performance clips, including 'This Is Not Over Yet' and 'The Old Red Hills of Home.' (more...)

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