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Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award NominationGetting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

Angela Lansbury & Original Cast of MAME to Celebrate Musical's 50th Anniversary at Sardi'sAngela Lansbury & Original Cast of MAME to Celebrate Musical's 50th Anniversary at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Mame, starring stage icon Angela Lansbury opened on Broadway 50 years ago this year - and in celebration, members of the company, including Lansbury, will gather for a 50th Anniversary Celebration at Sardi's on May 26. Other cast appearances have yet to be confirmed. (more...)

2016 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Revealed2016 CAPA Summer Movie Series Lineup Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

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BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Michael R. Jackson About A STRANGE LOOPBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Michael R. Jackson About A STRANGE LOOP
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 13, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Leslie Dala to Take Up Baton and Piano for Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE with VAMSOLeslie Dala to Take Up Baton and Piano for Gershwin's RHAPSODY IN BLUE with VAMSO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Vancouver Academy of Music Symphony Orchestra (VAMSO) season closes on an ebullient note with the concert, Gorgeous Gershwin, on May 15 at 2pm at the Orpheum Theatre. (more...)

Abby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster BookAbby Books Celebrates Doris Day's 92nd Birthday with New Movie Poster Book
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

In celebration of singer and actress Doris Day's 92nd birthday, Abby Books has published a commemorative movie posters book featuring posters from 20 of her best films. Titled 20 Doris Day Movie Posters, the mini-book includes full-sized posters on 8 x 10 pages from the Hollywood icon's following films: Romance on the High Seas (1948), her film debut. Young Man with a Horn (1950) opposite the legendary Kirk Douglas and Lauren Bacall. Lullaby of Broadway (1951), one of her best earliest films. On Moonlight Bay (1951), a musical with Gordon MacRae. Storm Warning (1951), a film noir thriller starring Ginger Rogers and Ronald Reagan. I'll See You in My Dreams (1952) opposite Danny Thomas, best known as the star of the TV series, Make Room for Daddy. By the Light of the Silvery Moon (1953), sequel to On Moonlight Bay (1951). Calamity Jane (1953), a lighthearted musical opposite Howard Keel. Love Me or Leave Me (1955), opposite the great James Cagney in a biographical romantic musical drama which tells the life story of Ruth Etting. Young at Heart (1955), a musical with legendary entertainer Frank Sinatra. Alfred Hitchcock's suspense thriller, The Man Who Knew Too Much (1956), which won an Academy Award for Best Song for Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Sera, Sera), sung by Doris Day, which became her signature song. The Pajama Game (1957), based on the stage musical of the same name. Teacher's Pet (1958), romantic comedy opposite the iconic Clark Gable. Pillow Talk (1959), the first of three her memorable romantic comedies with Rock Hudson which earned her an Academy Award nomination for Best Actress in a Leading Role. Midnight Lace (1960), a box office hit mystery thriller with Rex Harrison. Lover Come Back (1961), her second film, also a romantic comedy, with Hudson. That Touch of Mink (1962), a romantic comedy with the iconic Cary Grant. The Thrill of It All (1963), a romantic comedy with wry, handsome leading man James Garner. Move Over Darling (1964), a comedy film, her second with Garner. And, Send Me No Flowers (1964), her third film, a comedy, with Hudson. Day was one of the top box office and pop stars of the '50s and '60s, In all, she appeared in 39 feature films. The last film was 1968's With Six You Get Eggroll. 20 Doris Day Movie Posters is available from Abby Books at www.classicmovieposters.com. The book is 26 pages and sells for $12.95. (more...)

The Granada Flags Fly High on State StreetThe Granada Flags Fly High on State Street
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

This month, the Granada Theatre is excited to partner with the Downtown Organization and proudly display its beautiful flags as part of the State Street Flag Program. From April 6 to April 13, locals and visitors alike can stroll State and look up to see the Granada's dramatic gold and black flags, marked with that iconic red Granada "G", fluttering in the Santa Barbara sunshine. (more...)

Photo Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Welcomes New Cast MembersPhoto Flash: OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Welcomes New Cast Members
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey' is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent Finals at The Elektra Theater on Tuesday April 26th. (more...)

Five Great Broadway Songs That Many Don't Know Are Broadway SongsFive Great Broadway Songs That Many Don't Know Are Broadway Songs
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

Broadway has given the world some of it's greatest songs, but the Broadway beginnings of some classics aren't known to all. (more...)

OMOTENASHI JOURNEY Welcomes New Cast Members, Set for New York's Got Talent FinalsOMOTENASHI JOURNEY Welcomes New Cast Members, Set for New York's Got Talent Finals
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

'OMOTENASHI Journey' is a brand new musical-in-progress, presenting featured songs at the New York's Got Talent Finals at The Elektra Theater on Tuesday April 26th. (more...)

Valencia College Presents Annual Spring Dance Concert, 3/25Valencia College Presents Annual Spring Dance Concert, 3/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

Valencia College will hold its Annual Spring Dance Concert on March 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. in Valencia's East Campus Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Congressional Chorus to Present TINSELTOWN: A HOLLYWOOD CABARETCongressional Chorus to Present TINSELTOWN: A HOLLYWOOD CABARET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2016

Put on your swankiest outfit, grab a cocktail and join us for a glamorous evening of entertainment as our 85 singers and dancers and a hot seven-­piece band recreate some of the most memorable musical moments from the silver screen. (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This MarchRiverside Theatre to Stage HELLO, DOLLY! This March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the enduring Broadway classic, HELLO, DOLLY!, which performs on the Stark Stage from March 8 to 27, 2016. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 31, 2016. (more...)

Bette Midler Led HELLO, DOLLY! Update - Auditions Set, Find Out What's Cast and What They're SeekingBette Midler Led HELLO, DOLLY! Update - Auditions Set, Find Out What's Cast and What They're Seeking
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town and today we've got the scoop on auditions to star alongside the legend via an Equity Casting Notice, available here.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/31/16- Carol ChanningSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/31/16- Carol Channing
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2016

Happy Birthday Carol Channing! She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! She also appeared in two New York revivals of Hello, Dolly!, and toured with it extensively throughout the United States. Channing also appeared in a number of movies, The First Traveling Sales Lady (1956) with Ginger Rogers, the cult film Skidoo and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opposite Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. (more...)

Bette Midler Will Make Bank Doing HELLO, DOLLY! Next YearBette Midler Will Make Bank Doing HELLO, DOLLY! Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town. As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, and according to Page Six, she'll make bank doing it. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY:  Jack Benny and George Burns in HELLO, DOLLY!?; It Might Have HappenedFLASH FRIDAY: Jack Benny and George Burns in HELLO, DOLLY!?; It Might Have Happened
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

Producer David Merrick brought in a parade of stars to follow Carol Channing, but there was one that got away. (more...)

It Takes a Woman! Bette Midler on Why She Said 'Yes' to HELLO, DOLLY!It Takes a Woman! Bette Midler on Why She Said 'Yes' to HELLO, DOLLY!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has heard from Carol Channing, our amazing readers, and more since Bette Midler was announced for the role of 'Dolly Gallagher Levi' in the Broadway return of one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history, HELLO, DOLLY! And now the diva herself has chimed in on coming back to the Great White Way in an interview with The New York Times. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dolly on Dolly- Carol Channing Chimes in on Bette Midler's Casting News!BWW Exclusive: Dolly on Dolly- Carol Channing Chimes in on Bette Midler's Casting News!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town, but how does the original star feel about it? BroadwayWorld has just checked in with Carol Channing, who is thrilled about this morning's news. Channing said, 'Bette will be brilliant! Dolly is the kind of character that everyone should be blessed to play. Dolly is an institution- the American musical equivalent to Hamlet.' (more...)

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