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World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Anne L. Nathan Will Teach Musical Theatre Audition Workshop on 1/25SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Anne L. Nathan Will Teach Musical Theatre Audition Workshop on 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Stars of "Submissions Only" Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ordinary Days) and Anne L. Nathan (Once, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Assassins) are teaching "How to Feel Good About Your Audition," a musical theater audition workshop on Sunday, January 25th at Studio 353. (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...)

Goodspeed Presents Works From Jason Robert Brown, Elizabeth A. Davis, Kathleen Marshall, and More for 2015 Festival of New MusicalsGoodspeed Presents Works From Jason Robert Brown, Elizabeth A. Davis, Kathleen Marshall, and More for 2015 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Today at Goodspeed's 10th annual Festival of New Musicals, the two-time Tony Award-winning theatre announced plans for three new musicals to be produced at The Norma Terris Theatre in 2015. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese to Join Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSELJenn Gambatese to Join Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Jenn Gambatese will portray Carrie Pipperidge in Lyric's new production of Carousel, on stage April 10 through May 3, 2015 (opening night April 11). Gambatese returns to Lyric following her critically acclaimed performance as Maria in last year's production of The Sound of Music, which just won 2014's Best Special Theatrical Event at the Broadway World Chicago Awards. 'The sweetly appealing Gambatese makes a light and lovely Maria, full of practicality and pluck.' (Time Out Chicago) (more...)

Alan Simon to Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in A WOMAN'S TOUCHAlan Simon to Return to Laurie Beechman Theatre in A WOMAN'S TOUCH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Alan Simon returns to the Laurie Beechman Theatre on January 27th and February 3rd, 2015 at 7pm in A Woman's Touch featuring Rebecca Holt (Broadway revival of How To Succeed...), Kristin Feeney (Goodspeed Opera House) and Kelsey Landon (The Acting Company) in a festive entertainment with humor, heart and hijinks. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1ANNIE National Tour to Stop at Baltimore's Hippodrome Theatre, 1/20-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Broadway Across America/Baltimore is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play January 20- February 1, 2015 at the Hippodrome Theatre in Baltimore. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Terrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyTerrence McNally's MOTHERS & SONS Begins 2/6 at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Philadelphia Theatre Company's continues its 40th Anniversary season with the Tony Award-nominated play Mothers and Sons by Terrence McNally February 6-March 8. Directed by Wendy Goldberg, the cast features Hugh Kennedy, Emmy Award-winning actress Michael Learned, James Lloyd Reynolds, and Patrick Gibbons and Jacob D. Wilner in alternating performances. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Anne L. Nathan Will Teach Musical Theatre Audition Workshop on 1/25SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Anne L. Nathan Will Teach Musical Theatre Audition Workshop on 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Stars of "Submissions Only" Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ordinary Days) and Anne L. Nathan (Once, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Assassins) are teaching "How to Feel Good About Your Audition," a musical theater audition workshop on Sunday, January 25th at Studio 353. (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...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN Presents 'Happy Holidayz'STAGE TUBE: Cast of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN Presents 'Happy Holidayz'
by Stage Tube - Dec 24, 2014

The World Premiere Cast, Crew, and Goodspeed family of the musical 'Holiday Inn' present 'HAPPY HOLIDAYZ'. Check out the video below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Patti Murin of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN - Happy Holidays!BWW Blog: Patti Murin of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN - Happy Holidays!
by Guest Blogger: Patti Murin - Dec 24, 2014

Greetings once again from East Haddam, CT, home of the Goodspeed Opera House and the world premiere production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. This is our last week up here, and therefore my last blog. Don't be too sad though. I will be recapping the new season of "The Bachelor" beginning in January for BroadwayWorld! Every. Single. Week. I'll let you decide if that's threat or not. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Emily Behny of WICKED National TourBWW Interviews: Emily Behny of WICKED National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Dec 23, 2014

Returning to the Durham Performing Arts Center from January 7th-25th is the national touring production of Broadway's smash hit musical Wicked featuring Emily Behny in the role of Nessarose, a role originated on Broadway by Michelle Frederer. (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...)

Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN Raises Nearly $24,000 for BC/EFAGoodspeed's HOLIDAY INN Raises Nearly $24,000 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Thanks to the efforts of the cast of Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN and the generosity of our Goodspeed's audience members, the theatre company has raised $23,935.58 this holiday season for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, it was announced today. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Joins Cast of January LYRICS & LYRICISTS Show at 92YJeremy Jordan Joins Cast of January LYRICS & LYRICISTS Show at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Lyrics & Lyricists gets going on the opening show of its 45th season with 'A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration' on January 10, 11 and 12. Artistic director David Loud, himself a frequent Sondheim collaborator, explores the 1970-1981 partnership behind the groundbreaking musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along - with cast members Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley, and Jeremy Jordan. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Connecticut Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Connecticut Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

OUTLAWS, 'HOWARD BARNES', FOR TONIGHT Set for Goodspeed's 10th Annual Festival of New MusicalsOUTLAWS, 'HOWARD BARNES', FOR TONIGHT Set for Goodspeed's 10th Annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The 10th Annual Goodspeed Festival of New Musicals, produced by Goodspeed Musicals' Max Showalter Center for Education in Musical Theatre, kicks off its much-anticipated three day festival of brand-new works on Friday, January 16, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House with a staged reading of the Jesse James-inspired musical Outlaws. On Saturday, January 17, the musical comedy The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes debuts. On the final day of the festival, the riveting For Tonight will be presented. Several special events will round out this exciting weekend. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

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