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InDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & MoreInDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 21, 2015

Today we are talking to the originator of leading roles in two iconic Tony Award-winning musicals of the 1990s and 2000s, RENT and AIDA, as well as a notable presence on the Great White Way in musicals such as CABARET, CHICAGO and MEMPHIS - the charismatic and steel-voiced Adam Pascal. Reflecting on his career highlights as part of Jonathan Larson's seminal rock musical RENT and how it defined an entire generation, Pascal opens up about his participation in the early stages of the show as well as comments on the enduring legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning musical in its 20th anniversary year. Furthermore, Pascal sheds some light on his other originating role in a Broadway musical as part of Elton John and Tim Rice's Disney stage musical AIDA, sharing observations on headlining a new musical of such epic proportions. Most importantly, Pascal previews what audiences can expect from his upcoming East Coast concerts coming up later this month and what sort of evening of story and song he has planned for his passionate fan-base. Additionally, Pascal reflects on his runs in a handful of revivals ranging from Kander & Ebb's long-running CHICAGO to the last Roundabout Theatre Company revival of CABARET as well as starring in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS. Plus, Pascal offers the 411 on his new self-penned stage adaptation of the unique M. Night Shyalaman superhero film UNBREAKABLE and what his plans are for the project currently in development. All of that, potential future roles he would like to take on someday soon, his upcoming feature films PUNK IS DEAD and THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: HALLELUJAH, CHESS observations and much, much more with one of Broadway's most recognizable modern leading men! (more...)

Tony-Winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to Los Altos Hills; Opens February 19 at Lohman TheatreTony-Winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to Los Altos Hills; Opens February 19 at Lohman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Inspired by the iconic pointillist painting 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' by Georges Seurat, this funny, heartfelt musical delves into the inner-lives of both the artist and his subjects. (more...)

Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton Set for Shakespeare Theatre's St. Patrick's Day BenefitCiaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton Set for Shakespeare Theatre's St. Patrick's Day Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton, Broadway stars of The Phantom of the Opera and LES MISERABLES, will perform a one-night-only musical event From Galway to Broadway on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 p.m. to benefit The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey's young artist education and training programs. Just in time for St. Patrick's Day, Sheehan and Eagleton will perform a medley of traditional Irish songs, Broadway standards, and beloved pop tunes. Tickets start at $20. Prime seating is available for $35 and a $60 ticket includes a post-show reception with the artists. For more information, contact the Box Office at (973) 408-5600 or www.ShakespeareNJ.org. (more...)

Nathan Lane Will Receive O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo AwardNathan Lane Will Receive O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center has just announced that stage and screen star Nathan Lane will be the next recipient of the Monte Cristo Award. Lane will receive the honor on Monday, April 13 (6:30PM) at the Edison Ballroom. (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...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 26, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music and lyrics with a new series highlighting the work of the iconic composer and lyricist, finishing today with a look at his work in the 1990s and 2000s. (more...)

ASO Announces 2015 Symphony GalaASO Announces 2015 Symphony Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Atlanta Symphony Orchestra will host its fifth annual Symphony Gala on Saturday, March 7, 2015, at the Woodruff Arts Center in Atlanta. The evening will include a performance by Broadway star, comedian and actor Jason Alexander with the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra (ASO). Proceeds will benefit the Orchestra and its education and community engagement programs. Tickets will be available for purchase beginning Monday, January 5, 2015 at www.atlantasymphony.org. (more...)

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Nominated for 2015 Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize; Voting Now Open!ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Nominated for 2015 Cinema Eye Audience Choice Prize; Voting Now Open!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The documentary ELAINE STRICTCH: SHOOT ME, following the late showbiz legend, has been nominated for Cinema Eye's 2015 Audience Choice Prize, it was recently announced. As of today, voting is officially open! (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on INTO THE WOODSNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on INTO THE WOODS
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Dec 11, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on INTO THE WOODS: (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...)

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Will Not Advance in Oscars Documentary Feature CategoryELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Will Not Advance in Oscars Documentary Feature Category
by Movies News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The documentary ELAINE STRICTCH: SHOOT ME did not make the short list of nominees in the Documentary Feature category for this year's ACADEMY AWARDS. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: As If We Never Said Goodbye! SUNSET BOULEVARD Turns 20 & Readies For RevivalTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: As If We Never Said Goodbye! SUNSET BOULEVARD Turns 20 & Readies For Revival
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 20, 2014

Today we are shining a solo spotlight on a multi-Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is eyeing a revival just in time for its 20th anniversary, SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Rare Clip of Elaine Stritch Singing 'Ladies Who Lunch' from COMPANY!STAGE TUBE: Watch Rare Clip of Elaine Stritch Singing 'Ladies Who Lunch' from COMPANY!
by Stage Tube - Nov 19, 2014

The Elaine Stritch Memorial Tribute 'Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch' was held earlier this week at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, featuring Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley,Christine Ebersole, Laura Benanti, Michael Feinstein and more, all on hand to share songs and stories of the theatre legend's life. Featured at the special gathering was this rare clip of the Broadway legend singing her signature song from Company- 'Ladies Who Lunch.' Click below to watch the legend in action. (more...)

BWW TV: Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and More 'RISE!' in Celebration of Elaine StritchBWW TV: Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Hal Prince and More 'RISE!' in Celebration of Elaine Stritch
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 17, 2014

The Elaine Stritch Memorial Tribute 'Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch' was held today, November 17, at 4 p.m. at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre, featuring Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Laura Benanti, Michael Feinstein and more, all on hand to share songs and stories of the theatre legend's life. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you footage from the tribute below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!BWW Interview: Juan Chioran Talks About The Motherf**ker With the Hat and More!
by Dennis Kucherawy - Nov 17, 2014

It's unlikely anyone leaving a performance of 'The Motherf**ker With the Hat' (MOFO) will be indifferent. That makes actor Juan Chioran happy. 'To be indifferent is the biggest crime in theatre,' he says on a day off from the popular show now playing at the new Coal Mine Theatre on the Danforth. He demands to be engaged, he adds, every time he attends a production. (more...)

Peters, Lane, Hall, Prince, Buckley, Ebersole, Benanti and More Set for Today's 'EVERYBODY, RISE!' Elaine Stritch TributePeters, Lane, Hall, Prince, Buckley, Ebersole, Benanti and More Set for Today's 'EVERYBODY, RISE!' Elaine Stritch Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Elaine Stritch Memorial Tribute 'Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch' will be held tonight, November 17, at 4 p.m. at The Al Hirschfeld Theatre, featuring Bernadette Peters, Nathan Lane, Lena Hall, Hal Prince, Betty Buckley, Christine Ebersole, Laura Benanti, Michael Feinstein and more, all on on hand to share songs and stories of the theatre legend's life. (more...)

Tony-Winner Laura Benanti Added to Elaine Stritch TributeTony-Winner Laura Benanti Added to Elaine Stritch Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Tony-winner Laura Benanti was just added to the Elaine Stritch Memorial Tribute 'Everybody, Rise! A Celebration of Elaine Stritch.' Benanti will be accompanied by Michael Feinstein on the Irving Berlin song 'You're Just in Love,' from the Broadway musical, CALL ME MADAM. (more...)

All-New 'FIDDLER AT 50' Talk with Sheldon Harnick & Hal Prince Set for CUNY TV, Beginning TodayAll-New 'FIDDLER AT 50' Talk with Sheldon Harnick & Hal Prince Set for CUNY TV, Beginning Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Fifty years ago this fall, 'Fiddler on the Roof' - one of the most beloved and enduring of American musicals - opened on Broadway. And in a warm and revealing Special Edition of CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY - FIDDLER AT 50: A Conversation with Sheldon Harnick and Hal Prince - happy memories about the musical's creation are shared by the show's lyricist and original producer. (more...)

ELAINE STRITCH SHOOT ME Director Talks Theater Legend's Final DaysELAINE STRITCH SHOOT ME Director Talks Theater Legend's Final Days
by TV News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

In a new feature appearing in today's Variety, Chiemi Karasawa, director of the documentary ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME speaks about the final days of the stage and screen legend. (more...)

All-New 'FIDDLER AT 50' Talk with Sheldon Harnick & Hal Prince Set for CUNY TV Next WeekAll-New 'FIDDLER AT 50' Talk with Sheldon Harnick & Hal Prince Set for CUNY TV Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Fifty years ago this fall, 'Fiddler on the Roof' - one of the most beloved and enduring of American musicals - opened on Broadway. And in a warm and revealing Special Edition of CUNY TV's ARTS IN THE CITY - FIDDLER AT 50: A Conversation with Sheldon Harnick and Hal Prince - happy memories about the musical's creation are shared by the show's lyricist and original producer. (more...)

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