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BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER-  Janet Krupin Sings Waggoner & Price's 'Ta-Da!'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Janet Krupin Sings Waggoner & Price's 'Ta-Da!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 27, 2015

This week's spotlight is on Joel Waggoner and Eric Price, whose new original musical PRESTO CHANGE-O is commissioned by Barrington Stage and directed by Marc Bruni (Beautiful). It tells the story of a family of stage magicians who find themselves living under the same roof for the first time in years. In this song, Tina, who is the family's maid and maintains their ever-growing collection of artifacts from the history of magic, reveals her larger ambitions. Here is the talented Janet Krupin (If/Then) performing the song at our concert at 54 Below. (more...)

Emily Skinner, Steve Kazee, 'LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD' and More Set for Rockwell Next MonthEmily Skinner, Steve Kazee, 'LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD' and More Set for Rockwell Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Los Feliz is raining shows and show tunes this March at ROCKWELL Table and Stage, L.A.'s premier spot for extraordinary entertainment and sensational dining experiences (for before, during or after the shows!) - where you can have a great lunch or dinner on our outside patio, enjoy specialty cocktails and see some of the best entertainment Los Angeles has to offer! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Birth Of FOLLIESTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Birth Of FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 26, 2015

Today we are journeying back to February 20, 1971, and the very first performance of legendary musical FOLLIES. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Erik Liberman in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Erik Liberman in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 25, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Erik Liberman who will play the role of Clopin Trouillefou in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. (more...)

Will Swenson & Carla Gugino to Join Judith Light in Industry Reading of WONDERFUL - A NEW PLAYWill Swenson & Carla Gugino to Join Judith Light in Industry Reading of WONDERFUL - A NEW PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Rob Hinderliter and Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. of R&D Theatricals (All the Way, On The Town, An American In Paris) announced today that Carla Gugino (Desire Under the Elms, Watchmen) and Tony nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Les Miserables) complete the casting for an invitation-only reading of WONDERFUL - A NEW PLAY on February 26. Directed by Andy Sandberg (Application Pending, The Last Smoker in America), WONDERFUL is written by playwrights Craig Ricks and John Olson. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Victoria Paterson and Georgia Stitt to Reunite in 'ALPHABET CITY CYCLE' at SubCulture Next MonthKate Baldwin, Victoria Paterson and Georgia Stitt to Reunite in 'ALPHABET CITY CYCLE' at SubCulture Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On March 9th at 8 pm at SubCulture soprano Kate Baldwin, violinist Victoria Paterson and composer Georgia Stitt will reunite to perform "Alphabet City Cycle." Originally recorded in 2009, the song cycle with lyrics by Marcy Heisler consists of five songs about women alone in New York City. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Beowulf Boritt - Part 1: An Inside Look At Manhattan Concert Productions' PARADEInDepth InterView: Beowulf Boritt - Part 1: An Inside Look At Manhattan Concert Productions' PARADE
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 18, 2015

Today we are analyzing all aspects of the hotly anticipated concert event that occured at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall on Monday featuring an all-star cast performing Jason Robert Brown and Alfred Uhry's Tony Award-winning score and book - the Manhattan Concert Productions presentation of PARADE. Outlining his involvement in the unique theatrical event is acclaimed and versatile Tony Award-winning set designer Beowulf Boritt, who opens up about the exciting and idiosyncratic nature of a one night only event such as this as well as the opportunities available in designing for such a spectacular evening in order to bring his artistic vision to fruition. In addition to a thorough discussion of the themes and actual real history elemental to the musical itself and how Boritt has integrated those features into the visual landscape of the piece, he also sheds some light on the intensive design process and intimate collaboration with director Gary Griffin, composer/lyricist/conductor Brown, projection designer Jeff Croiter and lighting designer Jon Weston. Also, Boritt offers a first look at his inspiration for the design elements being created especially for the evening and how he is utilizing vintage photographs and actual historical pieces to maximize authenticity and accuracy in portraying the musical based on a true story occurring in 1915. All of that and much, much more in this expansive design-focused special feature with one of Broadway's brightest behind the scenes visionaries. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: PARADE Marches Back To New York In A Big WayFLASH SPECIAL: PARADE Marches Back To New York In A Big Way
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 16, 2015

In honor of tonight's star-studded concert production of PARADE, we take a look back at the colorful history of the modern musical masterpiece. (more...)

Broadway Stars and Valley Luminaries to Lead FOLLIES at Theater Works, Beginning 2/20Broadway Stars and Valley Luminaries to Lead FOLLIES at Theater Works, Beginning 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Broadway stars and Valley luminaries create a perfect storm of talent in the Arizona premiere of FOLLIES, Stephen Sondheim's musical masterpiece. The show that was named "one of the greatest musicals ever written" by the New York Times opens on the Theater Works stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts Friday, February 20th. (more...)

Judith Light to Lead WONDERFUL - A NEW PLAY Reading, Helmed by Andy SandbergJudith Light to Lead WONDERFUL - A NEW PLAY Reading, Helmed by Andy Sandberg
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Rob Hinderliter and Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. of R&D Theatricals (All the Way, On The Town, An American In Paris) announced today that they are presenting an invitation-only reading of WONDERFUL -- A NEW PLAY on February 26. Directed by Andy Sandberg (Application Pending, The Last Smoker in America), WONDERFUL is written by playwrights Craig Ricks and John Olson. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

On Friday, March 6, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Irving Berlin. Hailed by George Gershwin as 'the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,' the legendary Irving Berlin composed some of the most influential and widely-known songs ever written, many of which have come to form the Great American Songbook. Fred Barton now brings the power of Berlin's Broadway sound front and center, with a hot 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 17 Broadway singers and dancers, and direction and choreography by Jason Wise. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Host BandJam 2015, 4/26Ridgefield Playhouse to Host BandJam 2015, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The best middle and high school bands around will rock out at The Ridgefield Playhouse before a panel of industry pros to compete for the title of 'BandJam 2015 Winner' on Sunday, April 26, at 4 p.m. What began as a fundraiser for the not-for-profit performing arts center has become a much-anticipated annual competition that raises significant funds for the Playhouse. This year's BandJam is powered by Guitar Center, sponsored by Music Shed, Pepsi, i95fm, The Enchanted Garden and Hal Prince Music and Entertainment, with support from Ridgefield Music; video production is by pda films. (more...)

Salt Lake Acting Company's NPSS to Continue with HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO, 2/16Salt Lake Acting Company's NPSS to Continue with HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO, 2/16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company (SLAC) continues its 20th season of the New Play Sounding Series (NPSS) with a free reading of William Missouri Downs' newest play HOW TO STEAL A PICASSO on Monday, February 16, 2015 at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Teresa Sanderson, the reading will feature local actors Daniel Beecher, Terence Goodman, Elise Groves, Jesse Peery, and Susan Dolan Stevens. The NPSS provides an essential testing ground where playwrights see and hear their works in progress and receive insightful feedback from the audience members during a post-play discussion. (more...)

MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/02/2015 The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on February 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performance celebrates four decades of his magnificent contributions to music. Hamlisch, who wrote timeless music for both Broadway and film, won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a Tony in his lifetime. The concert features conductor Larry Blank with vocalists Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, and Doug LaBrecque. (more...)

Broadway Vet Allen Hidalgo Coming to The Hudson Theatre, 3/24Broadway Vet Allen Hidalgo Coming to The Hudson Theatre, 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Broadway veteran Allen Hidalgo brings his Concert to Los Angeles in this One Night Only performance, "Keep Your Inner Child Alive". Tuesday march 24th, 2015 at 8pm at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with Baltimore Symphony - What a Gifted PerformerBWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with Baltimore Symphony - What a Gifted Performer
by Charles Shubow - Feb 2, 2015

Conductor Michael Krajewski subs for BSO Pops Conductor Jack Everly (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Turns 27THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Turns 27
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 29, 2015

Today we celebrate 27th birthday of the longest-running show in Broadway history, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Ciaran Sheehan in FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY Benefit Concert at STNJBWW Interviews: Ciaran Sheehan in FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY Benefit Concert at STNJ
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 27, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present 'From Galway to Broadway on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 pm. The show stars Broadway stars, Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Ciaran Sheehan about his career and the show. (more...)

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...)

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