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Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 20, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee(Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 19, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include opening night of LOVE LETTERS, Barbra Streisand on Jimmy Fallon, the American Theatre Wing's Annual Gala honoring Dame Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Company Cuts the Ribbon at the New Lyric Theatre!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On The Town, featuringTony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves. ON THE TOWN, the classic musical comedy love letter to New York City, will return to Broadway this fall in a critically acclaimed production directed by John Rando (Tony AwardŽ for Urinetown) and choreographed byJoshua Bergasse. On The Town will begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The cast of ON THE TOWN just reopened the Lyric Theatre with a special ribbon cutting ceremony on this afternoon, September 19th, along with producers Howard and Janet Kagan, in advance of the show's first preview performance tomorrow, September 20th. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of ALMOST HOME
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 19, 2014

The world premiere of Walter Anderson's play Almost Home, directed by Michael Parva and produced by The Directors Company, opened last tonight, September 18, at the Acorn theatre on Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Almost Home stars Joe Lisi (Take Me Out), James McCaffrey (FX's 'Rescue Me'),Jonny Orsini (The Nance), Brenda Pressley (The Lyons), and Tony Award-winner Karen Ziemba(Contact). BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of GRAND CONCOURSE Meets the Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2014

Playwrights Horizons will present the World Premiere production of GRAND CONCOURSE, a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature). Directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion), the play is the second production of the acclaimed theater company's 2014/2015 Season. The company just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Author Carol J. Oja & More Celebrate Release of BERNSTEIN MEETS Broadway at Barnes & Noble
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 16, 2014

Author Carol J. Oja, Conductor Judith Clurman, Essential Voices USA's Billie Allen, Jamie Bernstein and Adam Green celebrated the publication of Bernstein Meets Broadway: Collaborative Art in a Time of War at Barnes and Noble in New York City last night, Monday September 15, 2014. Check out a look back elow! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: September 6-12
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 12, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Keke Palmer's debut in CINDERELLA, opening night of THIS IS OUR YOUTH, 'While We're Young' at the Toronto International Film Festival, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kids of The Arts Celebrate LYRICS FOR LIFE!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2014

Lyrics for Life to Benefit AFSP on World Suicide Prevention Day Kids of the Arts just presented Lyrics for Life on Wed September 10. The one-night only performance was held at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kids Of The Arts Presents LYRICS FOR LIFE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2014

Lyrics for Life to Benefit AFSP on World Suicide Prevention Day Kids of the Arts just presented Lyrics for Life on Wed September 10. The one-night only performance was held at Peter Norton Symphony Space, located at 2537 Broadway at 95th Street, New York, NY. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Jarrod Spector Participate in Reading for Hot New Musical BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Laura Osnes, Jarrod Spector and Beth Leavel participated this week in a reading of a hot new musical called BANDSTAND (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Twins Are Back in Town! NYC Celebrates the Broadway Return of SIDE SHOW
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 10, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, opens on Broadway this fall. Side Show is inspired by the remarkable true story of the Hilton twins, Daisy and Violet, who were legends in their time and the highest paid performers on the vaudeville circuit. Side Show is their heartwarming search for first love and acceptance amidst the spectacle of fame and scrutiny under the spotlight. Mr.Condon's vivid production of Side Show seamlessly blends the worlds of carnival, vaudeville, and Hollywood glamour. The cast and creative team met the press for a special even last night and BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices Takes Part in 'IMAGINE' Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Broadway Inspirational Voices joins IMAGINE: A Concert of Hope, a benefit concert to raise funds to benefit Cancer Research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center tonight, September 8th at 8:00 pm (le) poisson rouge (158 Bleecker St.). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Previews Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 06, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) andDavid Lee. Can-Can's score features some of Cole Porter's timeless classics including 'I Love Paris,' 'C'est Magnifique,' 'It's All Right With Me' and more. Paper Mill Playhouse is launching this Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter's classic musical with producing partner Jonathan Burrows. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from October 1 through October 26, 2014. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of STALKING THE BOGEYMAN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 02, 2014

Rehearsals are now underway for the Off-Broadway premiere of the new drama Stalking the Bogeyman. Preview performances are set to begin on Friday, September 12 at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.), with an official Opening Night on Monday, September 29 (7 p.m.). The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from insode the event below!! (more...)

Broadway Inspirational Voices Set to Take Part in IMAGINE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Broadway Inspirational Voices joins IMAGINE: A Concert of Hope, a benefit concert to raise funds to benefit Cancer Research through the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund at University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center on Monday, September 8th at 8:00 pm (le) poisson rouge (158 Bleecker St.). All proceeds from the event will be donated to the Brian Werbel Memorial Fund. Tickets can be purchased at UHGiving.org. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 23-29
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 29, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include Milly and Abigail Shapiro at 54 Below, the red carpet at the Emmy Awards, NEWSIES final curtain call, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Shapiro Sisters Celebrate CD Release at 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 29, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters' debut album LIVE OUT LOUD: LIVE AT 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. The Shapiro Sisters are returned to 54 BELOW last night, August 28th at 7:00 PM, for an encore performance to celebrate the launch of their new CD. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a special celebration of 1,000 performances of ONCE, commemorations of both Robin Williams and Lauren Bacall, Tony Yazbeck at 54 Below, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: MATILDA, MOTOWN, ON THE TOWN & More Conclude BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK's 2014 Season
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Aug 15, 2014

This week's event featured performances from the casts of MATILDA (Paige Brady, Gabby Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, Ava Ulloa and Marisa Kennedy, Jennifer Bowles, Heather Tepe, Sean Montgomery, Alex Brightman, Geoff Packard, John Arthur Greene, Timothy Cao, Grace Capeless, Ava DeMary, Jonah Halperin, Alexa Shae Niziak, Sofia Roma Rubino, Analise Scarpaci, Mitchell Sink, Chris Sumpter, Beatrice Tulchin and TEd Wilson), ON THE TOWN (Brandon Leffler, Tony Yazbeck, Cody Williams and Alysha Umphress), MAMMA MIA! (Felicia Finley, Judy McLane, Stacia Fernandez , Traci Victoria, Thomasina E. Gross, Jacob Pinion, Albert Guerzon, Deanna Aguinaga, Sydni Beaudoin, Allyson Carr, Felicity Claire, Mark Dancewicz, Corey Greenan, Bryan Scott Johnson, Corinne MeIancon, Christopher Hudson Myers, Jennifer Noth, Ashley Park, Tera-Lee Pollin, Gerard Salvador, Neil Starkenberg and Victor Wallace) and MOTOWN THE MUSICAL (Josh Tower, Krystal Joy Brown, Dwayne Cooper, Nathaniel Cullors, Justin Prescott, Jaquez Andre Sims and Nik Walker). Check out photos below! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Ana Gasteyer and More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2014 Opening Gala, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting audiences with top performers who expand the definition of cabaret, launches its 11th season this fall at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room with an Opening Night Gala celebrating the work of songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt). The evening will feature two on-stage interviews with Mr. Schwartz by ASCAP's Director of Musical Theatre Michael Kerker, and performances by Saturday Night Live's Ana Gasteyer, who performed the role of 'Elphaba' in Wicked on Broadway, and by two masterful interpreters of Schwartz' work, Liz Callaway and Michael McCorry Rose. Bay Area Cabaret's Opening Night Gala Tribute to Stephen Swartz will take place 8 pm, Saturday, September 27, 2014 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street, atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. (more...)

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