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THE GOLDEN PLATEAU: Celebrating Cumberland County Playhouse's 50th YearTHE GOLDEN PLATEAU: Celebrating Cumberland County Playhouse's 50th Year
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 27, 2015

Over the coming months, we'll be sharing some of the fondest, funniest and most moving memories shared by many CCP alumni as we commemorate the company's golden anniversary. We kick off the celebration today with remembrances from Daniel W. Black, Jessica Wockenfuss, Lar'Juanette Williams and Brenda Sparks. As they take us down memory lane, you're likely to feel like you're right there in Crossville, being treated to the transformative, transporting work of 2013 First Night Honoree Jim Crabtree and his team - his family, really - still focused on creating art in the middle of Tennessee... (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dana Solimando on Chairs, Ballet Girls, and BILLY ELLIOTBWW Interviews: Dana Solimando on Chairs, Ballet Girls, and BILLY ELLIOT
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 22, 2015

Recently, choreographer Dana Solimando took on the monumental task of choreographing Billy Elliot The Musical for La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The production opened to sold out crowds over the weekend and will run through February 8th. Here Dana talks about making the steps her own and how you've got to be flexible in the theatre because you never know what's going to happen. Here's her behind the scenes look at bringing Billy Elliot to life. (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

La MaMa and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Stage Richard E. Waits' MAMA ROSE, 1/30-2/8La MaMa and Sheryl Lee Ralph to Stage Richard E. Waits' MAMA ROSE, 1/30-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

LA MaMa Experimental Theatre Club and Sheryl Lee Ralph and The D.I.V.A. Foundation present MAMA ROSE (A Solo Musical). This show gives a glimpse of Mr. Waits' life growing up in Buffalo, New York with his own MAMA ROSE, Rose Waits. In this dark comedy you'll find out that this 'southern belle' could have ruled the world...if they had only let her. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next Steps Beyond's Artists Talk: 'Hear It From The Pros,' a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers. DONNA McKECHNIE, GROVER DALE, and RANDY SKINNER will share fascinating stories and information about their years on Broadway, TV, film, and cabaret, discussing how to thrive, survive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions, and a reception will follow. Saturday January 24, 7 PM, at Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway. (more...)

SOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre ItemsSOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre Items
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 20, 2014

Today we are revisiting the very best theatre-related items released in 2014 in honor of the holiday shopping season being upon us. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch Lead TOP HAT at Theatre Royal GlasgowAlan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch Lead TOP HAT at Theatre Royal Glasgow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Let's Face the Music and Dance with Top Hat at the Theatre Royal until Saturday 13 December. Stepping into the tap dancing shoes of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the lead roles of Jerry Travers and Dale Tremont, are Alan Burkitt and Charlotte Gooch, who both return to Top Hat having previously performed these roles in the West End. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOP HAT, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, December 2 2014BWW Reviews: TOP HAT, Theatre Royal, Glasgow, December 2 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Dec 3, 2014

Winner of three Olivier awards for Best New Musical, Best Choreography, Best Costumes and the Evening Standard Award for Best Night Out, this spectacular West End production is now touring the UK, wowing audiences and sweeping the board with 5 star reviews. Top Hat brings the glamour of Hollywood's golden age and the glorious, tap-dancing magic of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers to the stage in one of the greatest dance musicals of all time. (more...)

TOP HAT Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow in DecemberTOP HAT Coming to Theatre Royal Glasgow in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Top Hat - winner of three Olivier Awards, for 'Best New Musical', 'Best Choreography', 'Best Costume Design' from its seven nominations - is enjoying an epic 47-week UK tour, visiting 24 theatres nationwide. From Tuesday 2 December Top Hat will be Puttin' on the Ritz at the Theatre Royal Glasgow. (more...)

BWW Interview Part 2: Danielle de Niese, Out of Africa and Into OperaBWW Interview Part 2: Danielle de Niese, Out of Africa and Into Opera
by Erica Miner - Oct 31, 2014

When I got back from Tanzania I was presenting in the Proms on television for the BBC. It was so surreal to try to piece all of that together. (more...)

Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES to Transfer to Dominion Theatre in 2015Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE: DANGEROUS GAMES to Transfer to Dominion Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Due to popular demand, following a sold-out run at the London Palladium, Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games, will transfer to the Dominion Theatre next year, running for six months from 13 March 2015. (more...)

Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE to Bow at Dominion Theatre Following World Tour, March 9Michael Flatley's LORD OF THE DANCE to Bow at Dominion Theatre Following World Tour, March 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Due to popular demand, following a sold-out run at the London Palladium, Michael Flatley's Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games, will transfer to the Dominion Theatre next year, running for six months from 9 March 2015. Lord Of The Dance: Dangerous Games had its West End premiere at the legendary London Palladium in early September with an exclusive and limited run, featuring Michael Flatley in his final West End performances. The show has its final performance this Saturday 25 October, ahead of a World Tour. (more...)

Richard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE Makes World Premiere at Dixon Place TonightRichard E. Waits's MAMA ROSE Makes World Premiere at Dixon Place Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Tonight, October 24 at 7:30pm, Dixon Place (161A Chrystie Street -- between Rivington & Delancey) will proudly present the World-Premiere presentation and Special Equity Showcase production of MAMA ROSE, a solo performance art/experimental play with music about Rose Waits, a woman from Buffalo who could have ruled the world if they had let her. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EATING RAOUL Serves Up Murderous MadnessBWW Reviews: EATING RAOUL Serves Up Murderous Madness
by Libby Ryan - Oct 13, 2014

With a last name like "Bland," you'd never pick Mary and Paul for sinister scheming. But plotting abounds in Eating Raoul, the musical adaption of the 1980's cult classic at the New Century Theater. (more...)

Gary Lynn Floyd Soars at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North HollywoodGary Lynn Floyd Soars at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 2, 2014

Every once in a while, one has the unexpected pleasure to witness 'a happening,' 'an event;' 'an evening you just don't want to end;' the kind of evening that transports you to another place in time. In the case of When Gary Met Harry: The Music of Harry Warren, the concert and its matinee idol Gary Lynn Floyd were all these things and more (more...)

BWW Review: CHEEK TO CHEEK, THE SONGS OF FRED ASTAIRE Opens at Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Review: CHEEK TO CHEEK, THE SONGS OF FRED ASTAIRE Opens at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Oct 2, 2014

Cheek to Cheek, the Songs of Fred Astaire opened the 2014-2015 season for the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, MO. The season pays homage to the magical music from the movies with their series Hooray for Hollywood. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins TodayWagner College Theatre's HELLO, DOLLY! Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Wagner College Theatre opens their 2014-15 Season with one of America's great musicals, Hello, Dolly! from October 1-12. Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the musical's Broadway premiere, the Wagner production is directed and choreographed by Broadway veteran Norb Joerder (WCT's Little Women) with musical direction by James Higgins (WCT's The Drowsy Chaperone). (more...)

BRONIES: THE MUSICAL Opens at Third Street Theatre TonightBRONIES: THE MUSICAL Opens at Third Street Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

Third Street Theatre in association with Oddbird Theatricals is thrilled to present the World Premiere, fully-realized production of the Hollywood Fringe Festival Best Musical Award-winning, BRONIES: THE MUSICAL, with music by Joe Greene, book and lyrics by Heidi Powers and Tom Moore, choreography by John Todd, musical direction by Jennifer Lin and direction by Richard Israel. BRONIES: THE MUSICAL began previews Thursday, September 25; will open tonight, September 27 and run through Sunday, November 1 at the THIRD STREET THEATRE, 8115 W. Third Street in West Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lesley Ann Warren Performs from CINDERELLA at Barnes & NoblePhoto Coverage: Lesley Ann Warren Performs from CINDERELLA at Barnes & Noble
by Walter McBride - Sep 25, 2014

Samuel Goldwyn Films has entered an agreement with Shout! Factory to release the classic Lesley Ann Warren version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella on home video. Cinderella comes to life in this 50th Anniversary Edition of the most beloved fairy tale of all time, now available on DVD from Shout! Factory. Warren was promoting the release of the DVD at Barnes & Noble yesterday and you can check out photos from inside the performance below! (more...)

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