Hal Prince News

Menier Chocolate Factory Extends FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Through 30 August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Due to huge demand and critical acclaim, the Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that the run for its production of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY has been extended to Saturday, 30th August, 2014. (more...)

Rebecca Spencer to Make LA Concert Debut with FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's, 8/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Broadway performer and BackStage Bistro Award-winning recording artist Rebecca Spencer will celebrate her Los Angeles concert debut with a performance of FAIR WARNING at Upstairs at Vitello's on Friday, August 15 at 8:00pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/18/14 - Elaine Stritch, Fire Island, Zach Braff, DROP DEAD PERFECT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 18, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Acclaimed choreographers Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin co-host the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival, Zach Braff's WISH I WAS HERE hits the big screen, a starry production of CATS opens in Pittsburgh, iLUMINATE marks one year, and DROP DEAD PERFECT opens off-Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's brassiest, bawdiest and best-loved leading ladies in honor of her death this week, the one and only Elaine Stritch. (more...)

Obba Babatundé to Host BROADWAY UNDER THE STARS at Ford Amphitheatre, 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Tony Award-nominee Obba Babatunde has been set to host Broadway Under The Stars on Saturday, August 16 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. Produced by Chris Isaacson Presents, this one-night-only concert event will star Tony Award-winner Jennifer Holliday along with (in alphabetical order) Erich Bergen (Jersey Boys, stage and film), Rogelio Douglas, Jr. (In the Heights), Danny Gurwin (Little Women), and Chad Kimball (Memphis). David Galligan will direct, with musical direction by Gerald Sternbach. (more...)

Inventive & Entertaining TEXTS WITH COLLABORATORS Tumblr
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 15, 2014

An inventive and entertaining new Tumblr titled TEXTS WITH COLLABORATORS imagining conversations between theatrical luminaries has recently been unveiled, providing fine and funny fodder for musical theatre fans. (more...)

VOICES OF SWORDS to Run 8/15-9/7 at Walkerspace
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2014

In 'Voices of Swords' by Kari Floren, the late thirties son of a woman facing heart surgery hires a forty-something personal organizer to minister to his lonely yet indomitable mother. The organizer is already struggling unsuccessfully to reunite her own family. As she is sorely tested by this job, her growing toward the light is an object lesson to Baby Boomers, whose struggles to care for dependent parents are a preoccupation of our age. The comedic drama will be presented August 15 to September 7 by Right Down Broadway Productions at Walkerspace, 46 Walker Street. Eve Brandstein directs a cast of mostly Broadway regulars including Loni Ackerman, Bob Ari, Phillip Christian, Gillien Goll, Michael McKenzie and Celia Schaefer. (more...)

NY Harpist and Cabaret Artist Rita Costanzi to Bring One-Woman Show to Australia, July 25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Award-winning New York harpist and musical theatre actor, RITA COSTANZI, brings her acclaimed show A Score To Settle to Australia in July, appearing at the World Harp Congress in Sydney and The Butterfly Club, Melbourne for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Fascinating & Vivid Photos Of Original Broadway MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Released
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 25, 2014

A fascinating and vivid collection of photos of the original production of Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's reverse chronology musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG are now available to view courtesy of the New York Public Library For The Performing Arts. (more...)

ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME Doc Now Available Digitally
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 24, 2014

The hotly anticipated new all-access documentary about stage and screen legend Elaine Stritch titled ELAINE STRITCH: SHOOT ME is now available to view on Amazon and iTunes. (more...)

Coachella Valley Repertory Presents BUBBLEGUM and HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES To Round Out Summer Cabaret Series
by David Green - Jun 23, 2014

The Coachella Valley Repertory Theatre (CVRep) will follow up LOVE, LAUGHTER AND LUNACY, which stars Broadway Veterans Alix Korey, Janene Lovullo and Sal Mistretta and runs June 27-29, with two more exciting cabaret offerings - BUBBLEGUM's ANONYMOUS - CHEW ON THIS!, a tribute to the music of the 50's, 60's and 70's starring Gilbert Rixxo, July 18-20, and HE LOVES AND SHE LOVES, starring Erica and Brent Schindele, August 9 and 10. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kathy Voytko Brings Fannie Home
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jun 22, 2014

'Some see her as an instigator and a handful, and others think she was ahead of her time. She was smart, well-read, appreciated literature and poetry, and was a strong woman - not a good thing for the time!' Actress Kathy Voytko is speaking about the latest role which has brought her from Broadway to Brunswick, Maine, where she will portray Fannie Chamberlain in Maine State Music Theatre's second season production of Sarah Knapp and Steven M. Alper's musical, Chamberlain: A Civil War Romance. Voytko is clearly intrigued by the challenge of portraying this fascinating Civil War character whose life and that of her husband, legendary soldier, governor, and Bowdoin president, Joshua L. Chamberlain, was inextricably bound to this coastal Maine town. (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for the NYMF's COMING OF AGE, 7/7-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Coming of Age, a theatrical song cycle - a collection of short stories about growing up - will have its New York premiere this summer as an Official Selection of the 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) celebrating its 11th Anniversary Season. With a book, music and lyrics by Jon Provan, Coming of Age will be presented at Ford Foundation Studio Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street - between 9th & 10th Aves.). Directed by Ryan Pifher, performances will begin on July 7th and continue through July 13th. (more...)

Livestream Link For THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 16, 2014

Tonight, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com continues its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts. (more...)

7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #1 - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 16, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, tickets available here, with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Takes a Trip to the SOUTH PACIFIC, 7/24-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the epic Broadway Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Winner of 10 Tony Awards and the Pulitzer Prize for Drama, this ground-breaking musical based on James A. Michener's 1927 Pulitzer Prize-winning book Tales of the South Pacific, features such iconic hits as Some Enchanted Evening, Younger Than Springtime, There Is Nothing Like a Dame, Bali Ha'i, and I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Outa My Hair. SOUTH PACIFIC will be directed by Milissa Carey, with musical direction by Mark Hanson and choreography by Michael Ryken and plays July 24 through August 10 in the Smithwick Theatre, Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd., Los Altos Hills. The public may purchase tickets ($10 - $28) online at www.FoothillMusicals.com or by calling (650) 949-7360. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: The Lord & The Master - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 13, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, tickets available here, with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves. (more...)

BWW Blog: Sean Patrick Doyle of Paper Mill's GREASE - Astaire Awards
by Guest Blogger: Sean Patrick Doyle - Jun 10, 2014

Less than twenty four hours after celebrating the opening of Grease at Paper Mill, we found ourselves back in tech! This time, our sleepy cast was standing on the deck of the sparkling Skirball Center, preparing to honor Pat Birch at this year's Fred and Adele Astaire Awards. Birch is, of course, the five-time Tony Award nominee and two-time Emmy Award-winning choreographer who staged the musical numbers for original Broadway production of Grease, and both subsequent films. At the Astaire Awards, she was being honored with the Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #3 - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vs. INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 06, 2014

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest battles for Best Musical with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA versus INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Poster Unveiled For THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 04, 2014

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library, and today we are thrilled to announce rising Broadway and regional star Hunter Ryan Herdlicka has joined the line-up for the night. (more...)

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