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by Marianka Swain - May 26, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, the musical will welcome three actors to principal roles beginning Monday, June 13. (more...)

Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

CATS' Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler On Unfolding The Familiar To Find Something DeeperCATS' Choreographer Andy Blankenbuehler On Unfolding The Familiar To Find Something Deeper
by Michael Dale - May 19, 2016

The IN THE HEIGHTS and HAMILTON choreography looks to honor CATS' past while creating something deeper. (more...)

Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Houston Ballet Updates Logo for THE NUTCRACKER ProductionHouston Ballet Updates Logo for THE NUTCRACKER Production
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

HOUSTON, TEXAS – Houston Ballet, America's fifth largest ballet company, unveiled the first phase of a marketing plan for Artistic Director Stanton Welch's new production of The Nutcracker which premieres on November 25, 2016. To build upon the anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming production Houston Ballet's marketing team has devised a unique three-phase brand campaign to introduce audiences to the new look and feel of the ballet.   (more...)

Houston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Logo to Transform Leading Up to PremiereHouston Ballet's THE NUTCRACKER Logo to Transform Leading Up to Premiere
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Houston Ballet, America's fifth largest ballet company, unveiled the first phase of a marketing plan for Artistic Director Stanton Welch's new production of THE NUTCRACKER which premieres on November 25, 2016. (more...)

Tom Hooper Crafting Film Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; Movie Eyes 2017-18 StartTom Hooper Crafting Film Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; Movie Eyes 2017-18 Start
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical CATS, based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, is one tiptoe closer to the big screen. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through the SummerRUTHLESS! Extends Off-Broadway Through the Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through September 10th. (more...)

CATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For ChoreographyCATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For Choreography
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

She became a major star with her choreography for the original production of CATS, and will be on hand as an associate for the upcoming Broadway revival. (more...)

2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall2017 Olivier Awards to Be Held at the Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The 2017 Olivier Awards will be held at the Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

Bid To Conduct THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Exit Music and Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDSBid To Conduct THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Exit Music and Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS
by Michael Dale - Mar 28, 2016

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers a chance to sit in the orchestra pit for a performance and them conduct the majestic exit music. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Welcome Pair of Principals to Broadway CompanyTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Welcome Pair of Principals to Broadway Company
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince.   The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM will welcome two new principal actors beginning Monday, April 4. (more...)

BWW Review: CATS Are Prowling In Adelaide AgainBWW Review: CATS Are Prowling In Adelaide Again
by Barry Lenny - Mar 21, 2016

A standing ovation by the entire audience with applause going on and on, showed that the performance was a success. (more...)

BWW Review: National Tour of PHANTOM Continues to Enchant Nashville AudiencesBWW Review: National Tour of PHANTOM Continues to Enchant Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 12, 2016

After 28 years, more than 10,000 performances on Broadway (where it reigns as the longest running show in history), countless tours and with rabid fans greeting the show at every stop, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera continues to amaze and delight, as noted in its press opening at Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall on March 11. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to ScheduleRUTHLESS! Adds Thursday Performances to Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Off-Broadway's musical smash RUTHLESS! is adding Thursday performances beginning this week. Now extended into the summer, RUTHLESS! opened on July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, 'Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Rex Reed, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, Dame Gillian Lynne, Jerry Dixon, Von Smith, Jacque LeWarne, Emily James, and Jonathan Platero. This newly imagined production of RUTHLESS! recently received the coveted 2015 Odyssey Nightlife Award for Best Off Broadway Show, and actor Paul Pecorino was honored for Best Breakthrough Off Broadway Performance. (more...)

RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-BroadwayRUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of the Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, today put a new block of seats on sale through June 18th. (more...)

Tom Hooper to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS?Tom Hooper to Direct Big Screen Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS?
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical Cats will be making its return to Broadway this summer. But is the feline fantasy also heading to the big screen? (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Reach 28 Years Tomorrow, Launches Daily Digital LotteryTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Reach 28 Years Tomorrow, Launches Daily Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh/The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, reaches another unprecedented milestone when it celebrates its Twenty-Eighth Anniversary tomorrow, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Demeter Hits the Town in Celebration of CATS' Broadway ReturnPhoto Flash: Demeter Hits the Town in Celebration of CATS' Broadway Return
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

As previously reported, The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have confirmed that CATS, one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Preview performances will begin July 14, with an official opening set for August 2, 2016. In celebration of the big news, Demeter took the streets of NYC to celebrate the musical's big Broadway return - check out shots below!  (more...)

Breaking News: CATS to Return to Broadway This Summer; Andy Blankenbuehler Joins TeamBreaking News: CATS to Return to Broadway This Summer; Andy Blankenbuehler Joins Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Now and Forever, indeed! Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced this morning that CATS, one of the biggest hits in theatrical history, will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Preview performances will begin July 14, with an official opening set for August 2, 2016. (more...)

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