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ALLEGIANCE on Broadway Starring George Takei and Lea Salonga To Hold Open Call Auditions In TorontoALLEGIANCE on Broadway Starring George Takei and Lea Salonga To Hold Open Call Auditions In Toronto
by Alan Henry - Mar 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld Toronto has learned that the Broadway production of ALLEGIANCE will hold open auditions in Toronto. Previews on Broadway are set to begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015 with opening night set for Sunday, November 8, 2015. Television and film star George Takei will star in the new musical which had its world premiere in a record-breaking engagement at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego. Allegiance has book by Marc Acito with music and lyrics by Jay Kuo. Helming the production is Olivier Award nominee Stafford Arima (London's Ragtime, Off-Broadway's Bare, Carrie, Altar Boyz). (more...)

Eden Espinosa to Step in for Anthony Rapp at SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King'sEden Espinosa to Step in for Anthony Rapp at SEASONS OF BROADWAY at BB King's
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Eden Espinosa, star of Wicked, Rent, Brooklyn, and more, has joined 'Seasons of Broadway' at BB King's on March 30th. She joins previously announced special guest Lindsay Mendez and replaces Anthony Rapp, who had an unexpected conflict. (more...)

Neil deGrasse Tyson to Host Nat Geo's New Late-Night Talk Show, Premiering 4/20Neil deGrasse Tyson to Host Nat Geo's New Late-Night Talk Show, Premiering 4/20
by TV News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

National Geographic Channel took SXSW-goers on a deep dive into outer space today during a sneak peek presentation of its first-ever late-night talk series StarTalk, where show host and prominent astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/16/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/16/2015
by - Mar 16, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 3/16/2015. (more...)

Lea Salonga Reacts To News Of Broadway Return In ALLEGIANCE In New Video InterviewLea Salonga Reacts To News Of Broadway Return In ALLEGIANCE In New Video Interview
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 15, 2015

Lea Salonga is coming back to Broadway in a fabulous new role! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/13/2015 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/13/2015 - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: It's a weekend of beginnings - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, SKYLIGHT, HAND TO GOD and FINDING NEVERLAND all start previews, and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY opens on Sunday! (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Winner Lea Salonga & Telly Leung to Join George Takei in ALLEGIANCE on Broadway!Breaking News: Tony Winner Lea Salonga & Telly Leung to Join George Takei in ALLEGIANCE on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Producers Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus announced today that Tony Award winner Lea Salonga and Telly Leung will co-star with George Takei in Allegiance, a new American musical, set to open on Broadway next season at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/9/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/9/2015
by - Mar 9, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 3/9/2015. (more...)

STAR TREK (2009) WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA Set for Sony Centre, 3/21STAR TREK (2009) WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA Set for Sony Centre, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Prepare to boldly go where no one has gone before with the Canadian premiere of STAR TREK (2009) WITH LIVE ORCHESTRA presented by the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts on March 21. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

Ryan Silverman, Tony DeSare & More to Join New York Pops for LET'S BE FRANK Next MonthRyan Silverman, Tony DeSare & More to Join New York Pops for LET'S BE FRANK Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On April 10, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops will close its 32nd subscription season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, with four of today's finest entertainers - Tony DeSare, Storm Large, Frankie Moreno, and Ryan Silverman - in a celebration of the centennial of America's original idol, Frank Sinatra. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/2/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 3/2/2015
by - Mar 2, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 3/2/2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Legend Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE, Her Stage Legacy and Bringing a Brand New Show to Town HallBWW Interview: Theatre Legend Lea Salonga on ALLEGIANCE, Her Stage Legacy and Bringing a Brand New Show to Town Hall
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 2, 2015

Beloved Tony and Oliver winning actress Lea Salonga will soon be returning to New York. (more...)

George Takei, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Pittsburgh Humanities FestivalGeorge Takei, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University announce the launch of the inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, scheduled for March 26-29, 2015. The Festival will take place throughout Pittsburgh's Cultural District and neighboring locales. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick Among SHORTY AWARD NomineesNeil Patrick Harris, Anna Kendrick Among SHORTY AWARD Nominees
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Neil Patrick Harris, Laverne Cox, Anna Kendrick, Mindy Kaling, Chris Pratt, Shonda Rhimes, Taylor Swift and Mark Ruffalo among this year's nominees for the 7th Annual SHORTY AWARDS (more...)

Shatner, Takei & More React to Passing of Leonard NimoyShatner, Takei & More React to Passing of Leonard Nimoy
by TV News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

A-listers from stage and screen took to social media to react to the sad news of the passing of Leonard Nimoy (more...)

Leonard Nimoy Hospitalized for Severe Chest Pains; STAR TREK Co-Stars React on TwitterLeonard Nimoy Hospitalized for Severe Chest Pains; STAR TREK Co-Stars React on Twitter
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Leonard Nimoy, best known for his iconic role as Spock on Star Trek, was hospitalized this week for chest pains. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/23/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/23/2015
by - Feb 23, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/23/2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei, Jason Alexander and Bonnie Wright Get Lei'd at HONEYMOON IN VEGASPhoto Flash: George Takei, Jason Alexander and Bonnie Wright Get Lei'd at HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

George Takei, Jason Alexander and Bonnie Wright all got lei'd at Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas this weekend - scroll down for photos of the stars backstage! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/16/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/16/2015
by - Feb 16, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/16/2015. (more...)

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