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Katya Stanislavskaya Takes Home Weston's New Musical AwardKatya Stanislavskaya Takes Home Weston's New Musical Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The Weston Playhouse Theatre Company announces Katya Stanislavskaya's Resident Alien as the winner of its ninth annual New Musical Award. The only honor of its kind in the country, the Weston New Musical Award supports a high quality demo of a new work by writers and composers of notable promise, chosen from a group of national nominations. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Conor Ryan & More Preview Keen Company's JOHN & JEN!Photo Coverage: Kate Baldwin, Conor Ryan & More Preview Keen Company's JOHN & JEN!
by Walter McBride - Jan 22, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will soon present a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. This production will star Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Finian's Rainbow) and Conor Ryan (Cinderella, The Fortress of Solitude) in the title roles. The compnay just gave a special press preview and you can check out photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Keen Company's JOHN & JEN Revival- with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan!BWW TV: Go Inside Rehearsals for Keen Company's JOHN & JEN Revival- with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 21, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will soon present a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. This production will star Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Finian's Rainbow) and Conor Ryan (Cinderella, The Fortress of Solitude) in the title roles. The compnay just gave a special press preview and BroadwayWorld wa sthere for the festivities. Check out interviews with the full gang and a sneak peek below! (more...)

Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Playhouse Square On Sale 2/27Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Playhouse Square On Sale 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Back by popular demand, the National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record-breaking three-week run in 2013, returns to Cleveland for a strictly limited, one-week run August 25-30, 2015, as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series at Playhouse Square. Tickets for all performances will go on sale to the general public Friday, February 27 at 9:00AM. Tickets will be available for purchase in person at the Playhouse Square Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Avenue in downtown Cleveland), online at www.playhousesquare.org, or by phone at 216.241.6000. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ephie Aardema & More to Lead Private Reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLINGJason Gotay, Ephie Aardema & More to Lead Private Reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

A private reading of Ryan Scott Oliver's DARLING, a dark sexy re-telling of Peter Pan, is set for January 21st at the Pearl Studios in New York City. (more...)

Breaking News: Chilina Kennedy Will Succeed Tony Winner Jessie Mueller in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL This Spring!Breaking News: Chilina Kennedy Will Succeed Tony Winner Jessie Mueller in Broadway's BEAUTIFUL This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that 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). (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Jacksonville RunTHE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Jacksonville Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins Tuesday, February 3, 2015 at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center and plays a limited one-week engagement through Sunday, February 8, 2015. In Jacksonville, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery in the Times-Union Center's lobby, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Podcast Featuring Cast Album Commentary Now AvailableBEAUTIFUL Podcast Featuring Cast Album Commentary Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Ghostlight Records announced today that a podcast containing exclusive commentary from cast members of the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical is now available for download. (more...)

Vanessa Williams Set for Broadway at The Nourse Concert SeriesVanessa Williams Set for Broadway at The Nourse Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

?Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," this unique series will debut this winter at The Nourse Theater with two concerts. (more...)

Conor Ryan to Join Kate Baldwin in Andrew Lippa's JOHN & JEN for Keen CompanyConor Ryan to Join Kate Baldwin in Andrew Lippa's JOHN & JEN for Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that Conor Ryan (most recently seen in the Broadway production of Cinderella) would join Kate Baldwin would star in a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. This production will include the premiere of a new song, 'Trouble with Men.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin's HAVE FAITH is Eccentric, Intellectual, and Wondrously StimulatingBWW Reviews: Mary Testa and Michael Starobin's HAVE FAITH is Eccentric, Intellectual, and Wondrously Stimulating
by David Clarke - Jan 5, 2015

Last night, I attended the thrilling opening performance of Have Faith. Entering the quaint venue, I was fairly positive that a live performance of the album would be just as electrifying, if not more so, than the recorded tracks, and I'm ecstatic to report that Mary Testa, Michael Starobin, and cellist Alisa Horn absolutely exceeded my expectations and blew me away with their superb performances. (more...)

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature Tony Nominee Orfeh TonightMarty Thomas Presents DIVA to Feature Tony Nominee Orfeh Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Marty Thomas presents DIVA is a weekly show at Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan. Featuring a rotating cast of tremendous female vocalists, it is hosted and produced by Marty Thomas (XANADU, WICKED, THE SECRET GARDEN). DIVA celebrates fabulous female vocalists paying tribute to some of histories most over the top icons! The cast performs a brand new show every week with exciting new guests rotating. (more...)

My Top 10 (Well, 15) Albums of 2014My Top 10 (Well, 15) Albums of 2014
by David Clarke - Dec 31, 2014

It's that time of year, and everyone is making their lists. For me, this task is always harder than it probably should be. I wrestle with myself and debate the merits of everything. I worry about who might get their feelings hurt, and whom I may accidentally overlook. So, for 2014, I promised myself to make a simple list of the 10 albums from 2014 that I simply couldn't get enough of. Naturally, that list is actually 15 items long. (Surprise!) (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular Returns to 54 Below!Photo Coverage: Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular Returns to 54 Below!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 22, 2014

Joe Iconis and his merry band of musical theater punks were back by popular demand in this seventh annual insane celebration of all things red and green. Featuring brand new holiday songs, old favorites, tiny elves, enormous reindeer, an inebriated Mr. and Mrs. Claus, and an ungodly number of candy canes, it was the happiest holiday hoedown you've ever seen. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch Bring 'Swinging' Christmas Party to Birdland, 12/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Birdland presents the fifth annual "A Swinging Birdland Christmas" celebration at Birdland Jazz Club starring Birdland regulars Klea Blackhurst, Jim Caruso and Billy Stritch. To celebrate the holidays Blackhurst, Caruso and Stritch will perform swinging arrangements of beloved seasonal specials like "Christmas Waltz," Kay Thompson's "Holiday Season," "Sleigh Ride," and "I've Got My Love To Keep Me Warm" among other favorites. (more...)

Stars Gather for 7th Annual JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at 54 Below This WeekendStars Gather for 7th Annual JOE ICONIS CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Suzanne Vega, Amy Spanger, Chip Zien, and more join The 7th Annual Joe Iconis Christmas Spectacular, presented this weekend, December 19-20, at 54 Below. (more...)

Broadway's BEAUTIFUL to Hold National Open Casting Calls This WinterBroadway's BEAUTIFUL to Hold National Open Casting Calls This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that they will be holding a nationwide open casting call for the most sought-after role on Broadway, the title role in Beautiful -The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter. The show's casting directors will hold an open call for 'Carole King' at New York City's Ripley Grier Studios (520 Eighth Avenue) on Friday, January 16, 2015 and will also search nationally for Caroles and other cast members for the Broadway, touring and international productions of the smash hit musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Perform at Apple Store SohoPhoto Coverage: BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Perform at Apple Store Soho
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2014

The stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, just discussed their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) on yesterday, December 16. Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller was joined by her Tony Award nominated co-stars Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector ('Cynthia Weil' and 'Barry Mann') and Musical DirectorJason Howland for a performance and discussion moderated by journalist Suzy Evans (a contributor to Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and more). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage of the performances below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Talk BEAUTIFUL at Apple Store SohoPhoto Coverage: Jessie Mueller, Jarrod Spector & Anika Larsen Talk BEAUTIFUL at Apple Store Soho
by Walter McBride - Dec 17, 2014

The stars of the Broadway smash hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, just discussed their Grammy Nominated Originally Broadway Cast Recording at the Apple Store Soho (103 Princes Street, NYC) on yesterday, December 16. Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller was joined by her Tony Award nominated co-stars Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector ('Cynthia Weil' and 'Barry Mann') and Musical Director Jason Howland for a performance and discussion moderated by journalist Suzy Evans (a contributor to Billboard, The Hollywood Reporter, The New York Times and more). BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

MARY TESTA -- the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress -- and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger will perform four concerts in January to promote their new album Have Faith from Ghostlight Records. (more...)

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