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Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

INSPIRED 5: A Benefit Concert for Animal Haven & The Second Chance Rescue Set for 10/18 at Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Adam Gwon, Julianne Wick Davis, Bobby Cronin, Sam Willmott, Ewalt & Walker, and Andre Catrini star in INSPIRED 5: A Benefit Concert for Animal Haven & The Second Chance Rescue, on SATURDAY 10/18 at 7pm at The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Will Return to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Lucie Arnaz is set to return to Broadway in the role of "Berthe" in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginningThursday, October 9 through Sunday, November 9. Ms. Arnaz is currently playing the role in the PIPPIN national tour which opens this week at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez recently returned to the Broadway cast in the role of "Berthe." PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Andrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour for Second Half of San Francisco Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

SHN has announced that Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, will reprise the role in the final two weeks (October 7-19) of the San Francisco engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Anika Larsen, & Jarrod Spector to Remain with Broadway's BEAUTIFUL into 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that Jessie Mueller, who won rave reviews and the 2014 Tony Award for her heartwarming portrayal of Carole King, has extended her contract in Beautiful - The Carole King Musical until March 6, 2015. Her co-stars, Tony Award-nominees Anika Larsen and Jarrod Spector, who play legendary songwriting couple Cynthia Weil and Barry Mann, will remain in the show until September 2015. (more...)

From TV to Broadway- Reality Show Winner Will Take on Title Role in PIPPIN This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Josh Kaufman, who in May of 2014 was announced as the winner of Season 6 of NBC's hit show "The Voice" as a member of Usher's team, will make his Broadway debut playing the title role in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginning Tuesday, November 4 and through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Kyle Dean Massey is currently set to perform the role on Broadway through Sunday, November 2.PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Carly Hughes Joins PIPPIN This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Carly Hughes, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will join the Tony Award winning production of PIPPIN in the role of 'Leading Player' beginning Friday, September 19. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014


BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL Recoups Broadway Investment
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing have announced that the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, has recouped its production costs in less than ten months on Broadway. Capitalized at $13 million, Beautiful has been breaking box office records at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) since it opened in January and now becomes the first new musical of the 2013-2014 Season to recoup. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Toronto Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

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 September 16 at the Princess of Wales Theatre and plays a limited 11 week engagement through November 30 in Toronto, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making 24 tickets available at $25 apiece, cash only. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky to Release New 'BROADWAY DIARY' this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Dress Circle Publishing has announced the release of famed Sirius XM radio host Seth Rudetsky's first book in a new series titled Seth's Broadway Diary featuring "hi-lairous" stories from such Broadway greats as Patti LuPone, Chita Rivera, Raul Esparza, Jonathan Groff and more. Seth's Broadway Diary, the first in a multivolume collection, can be pre-ordered by visiting Dress Circle Publishing and will officially release on October 22, 2014. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Heinz Hall Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

HE 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, September 23 at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA and plays a limited two week engagement through Sunday, October 5, 2014. In Pittsburgh, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 per ticket. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Play Durham Performing Arts Center, October 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014

The First American National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Broadway show Beautiful- The Carole King Musical will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015. (more...)

West End's BEAUTIFUL Expected to Have an All-British Cast
by Louisa Brady - Sep 05, 2014

Yesterday, producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced that this year's Broadway hit BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL will be transferring to the West End's Aldwych Theatre. According to Daily Mail, the producers further announced that the West End production would feature an all-British cast. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL National Tour to Play Hollywood Pantages as Part of 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit BEAUTIFUL-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages as part of the 2015-2016 Season. This announcement comes four weeks prior to the start of the Hollywood Pantages' already announced 2014-2015 Season. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL Goes Abroad! Opens at West End's Aldwych Theatre in February and Launches US Tour in Fall 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announced today that the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will expand across America and the world in 2015. The West End production of Beautiful will begin previews on February 10, 2015 in the West End at London's Aldwych Theatre, with an official opening night set for February 25, 2015. The First American National Tour of Beautiful will launch in September 2015, beginning at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, Rhode Island (September 15-20, 2015); a 12-week limited engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, IL (December 1, 2015 - February 21, 2016); and will play the Hollywood Pantages in Los Angeles, CA; DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center in Durham, NC in October 2015; and Blumenthal Performing Arts Center in Charlotte, NC, among other cities across the country. (more...)

VIDEO: David Hasselhoff Featured in New Funny or Die Short Film I'M WILL FERRELL
by TV News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Executive Producer Rich Affannato (Broadway's Peter and the Starcatcher, Silence! The Musical) presents the new Funny or Die short film 'I'm Will Ferrell', conceived by and starring Alet Taylor (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Reunite for Ronald McDonald House Benefit Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

On Monday, October 6, 2014 five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale will perform an intimate benefit concert titled Kelli O'Hara and Friends at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of PopsEd Programs at Ronald McDonald House® New York, which provide creative outlets to the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the evening will also feature performances by children participating in the PopsEd programs at Ronald McDonald House® New York, along with some special surprise guests. The benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and a performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

Matthew James Thomas to Continue as Lead for PIPPIN's LA and San Francisco Premiere; Kyle Selig on Vocal Rest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of Pippin in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the title role when the show launches its tour in Denver, and he will also play the role in the entire run in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (September 23 through October 19, 2014) and in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages (October 21 through November 9, 2014). Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from the Pippin tour. It remains unknown whether Thomas will continue throughout the rest of the tour. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

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 runs September 16-21 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center . The production will conduct a preshow lottery at the ticket office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

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