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Broadway's DEMAS & RICE Celebrate Jones & SchmidtBroadway's DEMAS & RICE Celebrate Jones & Schmidt
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

Join Broadway Stars and long-time friends, Carole Demas (GREASE original 'Sandy') and Sarah Rice (SWEENEY TODD original 'Johanna') in their musical celebration of Broadway's Tom Jones & Harvey Schmidt (THE FANTASTICKS, I DO, I DO, CELEBRATION, 110 IN THE SHADE, COLETTE and more). (more...)

Carole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVECarole Demas and Sarah Rice to Celebrate Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt in THANK YOU FOR YOUR LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Broadway veterans Carole Demas, who originated the role of Sandy in Grease, and Sarah Rice, who originated the role of Johanna in Sweeney Todd, have teamed up to celebrate the music of Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of THE FANTASTICKS, 110 IN THE SHADE, I DO! I DO! and more. Demas and Rice have based their show on their 50 years of work and personal relationships with Jones and Schmidt.  (more...)

LA Opera's Elizabeth Zharoff and Award-Winning Double Bassist Xavier Foley Team Up To Premiere Video Game Music At LiveConnectionsLA Opera's Elizabeth Zharoff and Award-Winning Double Bassist Xavier Foley Team Up To Premiere Video Game Music At LiveConnections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Soprano Elizabeth Zharoff and double bassist Xavier Foley both have serious classical chops: Zharoff's recent appearances include Leïla in Les Pêcheurs de Perles with Seattle Opera and Violetta in La Traviata on an international simulcast with English National Opera. (more...)

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Hosts Annual Gala To Honor Robert F. Arning, 5/4Orpheus Chamber Orchestra Hosts Annual Gala To Honor Robert F. Arning, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2017

Orpheus Chamber Orchestra hosts its Annual Gala on Thursday, May 4 at the Metropolitan Club. The evening honors Robert F. Arning, Vice Chair of Market Development at KPMG, the fastest-growing “Big Four” professional services firm worldwide. (more...)

Award-Winning New Play, SHADES, Asks: Is Blood Thicker Than Politics?Award-Winning New Play, SHADES, Asks: Is Blood Thicker Than Politics?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

How do people who love each other keep their differences from tearing them apart? This is one of the many questions pondered in Shades, the new play written by Harvard psychologist Dr. Paula J. Caplan and having its New York premiere next month. (more...)

Award-Winning New Play, SHADES, Asks: Is Blood Thicker Than Politics?Award-Winning New Play, SHADES, Asks: Is Blood Thicker Than Politics?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

How do people who love each other keep their differences from tearing them apart? This is one of the many questions pondered in Shades, the new play written by Harvard psychologist Dr. Paula J. Caplan and having its New York premiere next month. (more...)

Diversity Fellows Announced for Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at UC-CCMDiversity Fellows Announced for Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra at UC-CCM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Following a rigorous application and audition process, the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM) and the Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra (CSO) have selected five outstanding string musicians for the inaugural class of CSO/CCM Diversity Fellows. (more...)

IN THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Liliane Montevecchi Sings from GRAND HOTEL at 54 Below!IN THE SPOTLIGHT SERIES: Liliane Montevecchi Sings from GRAND HOTEL at 54 Below!
by Walter McBride - May 27, 2015

On Sunday night, members of the original Broadway cast of Grand Hotel, including Tony winners Liliane Montevecchi, Tony nominee Karen Akers, Tony nominee Tim Jerome, Tony nominee Walter Willison, Brent Barrett, Ben George, David Jackson, Ken Jennings, Hal Robinson, Meg Tolin Piper, David White, Penny Worth, Chip Zien, with Michael Choi, Bill Coyne, Joshua Dixon, Erin Marie, Nathan Meyer, Chelsie Nectow, Michael Jayne Walker and Jackie Washam reunited to salute of this aristocratic score by Robert Wright & George Forrest, with additional music & lyrics by Maury Yeston (and a book by Luther Davis). 1,017 Broadway performances don't lie, Ol' Socks; neither do five Tonys: Grand Hotel has earned an indelible place in the pantheon of Broadway's most beloved musicals. Who Couldn't Dance to tunes such as Maybe My Baby Loves Me, Love Can't Happen & I Want to Go to Hollywood? With musical direction by Alex Rybeck and dances supervised by Yvonne Marceau, original cast member and Tony nominee Walter Willison directs when this landmark musical finds new life on the 54 Below stage. Don't Waltz Alone. We'll Take a Glass Together! (more...)

BWW Reviews: With It's Delicious 25th Anniversary Tribute to GRAND HOTEL, '54 Below Sings' Raises the Bar On Cabaret Concert RevuesBWW Reviews: With It's Delicious 25th Anniversary Tribute to GRAND HOTEL, '54 Below Sings' Raises the Bar On Cabaret Concert Revues
by Alix Cohen - May 26, 2015

On Sunday evening, 54 Below celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the musical Grand Hotel on Broadway in high style with two performances crackling with energy and featuring a talented roster of performers including 13 from the original cast. Splendidly Directed (and Written) by Walter Willison, with Musical Direction by Alex Rybeck, Bass Accompaniment from Ray Kiddain, and Dance Supervision by Yvonne Marceau, the delicious production (one really can't call it a concert despite lack of dialogue) was fluid, polished, and imaginative in its use of the room. From leads to the chorus, voices were strong, commitment thorough. In the audience, Tommy Tune must've had a helluva time. We did. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Melba Moore & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJames Monroe Iglehart, Melba Moore & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Roslyn Kind, JOHN & JEN Album Release, James Monroe Iglehart and More Set for May/June Lineup at 54 BelowRoslyn Kind, JOHN & JEN Album Release, James Monroe Iglehart and More Set for May/June Lineup at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

This May and June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her BlissBWW Interviews: Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Has Found Her Bliss
by Erica Miner - Feb 24, 2015

The composer's unique style is instantly recognizable (more...)

Composer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th YearComposer Ellen Taaffe Zwilich Premieres Two Major Works in Her 75th Year
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Ellen Taaffe Zwilich, one of America's most honored and sought-after composers, marked her 75th birthday on April 30, 2014, and her 2014-15 season is bracketed by the premieres of two major works. It begins in September at the ninth quadrennial International Violin Competition of Indianapolis, with the world premiere of a work commissioned by the competition; she is also a member of the jury. And in April, flutist Trudy Kane performs the world premiere of Concerto for Flute and String Orchestra with the Frost Symphony Orchestra. (more...)

Tom Riis Farrell to Join A.R. Gurney's THE OLD BOY Off-BroadwayTom Riis Farrell to Join A.R. Gurney's THE OLD BOY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2013

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that Tom Riis Farrell will join the cast of their production of the newly revised version of A.R. Gurney's 1991 play, The Old Boy, replacing Hal Robinson. Performances of this Off-Broadway Limited Engagement begin February 12th and continue through March 24th only. Mr. Robinson withdrew for personal reasons. (more...)

Keen Company Announces the Cast for A.R. Gurney's THE OLD BOYKeen Company Announces the Cast for A.R. Gurney's THE OLD BOY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2013

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced the cast for their production of the newly revised version of A.R. Gurney's 1991 play, The Old Boy, Performances of this Off-Broadway Limited Engagement begin February 12th and continue through March 24th only. Opening Night is set for Tuesday, March 5th at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's BUOYANT BILLIONSPhoto Coverage: Inside Project Shaw's BUOYANT BILLIONS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 23, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw featured George Bernard Shaw's final full-length play, BUOYANT BILLIONS, last night, October 22. Now in its seventh sold-out year, Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw made history in December 2009 as the first company ever to present every play (including full-length works, one-acts and sketches) written by George Bernard Shaw. BroadwayWorld was there for last night's event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Project Shaw Continues With BUOYANT BILLIONS, Featuring Hunter Foster, Jennifer Cody and More, 10/22Project Shaw Continues With BUOYANT BILLIONS, Featuring Hunter Foster, Jennifer Cody and More, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2012

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw presents George Bernard Shaw's final full-length play, BUOYANT BILLIONS, on Monday, October 22nd at 7pm at The Players Club (16 Gramercy Park South) in Manhattan. David Staller produces and directs. (more...)

THE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Cast Recording Now AvailableTHE PEOPLE IN THE PICTURE Cast Recording Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2011

Kritzerland has announced the release of the Original Broadway Cast Album of The People in the Picture, starring Tony Award winning actress Donna Murphy. The new CD features Book & Lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart, with Music by Mike Stoller & Artie Butler and is now available for purchase at www.kritzerland.com. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: John Cullum & Chita Rivera Light Up Broadway Again in THE VISIT - Watch Performance Highlights Here!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: John Cullum & Chita Rivera Light Up Broadway Again in THE VISIT - Watch Performance Highlights Here!
by Broadway Beat - Dec 1, 2011

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre presented a one-night-only benefit concert performance of THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends and Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum, last night, November 30. Broadway Beat got exclusive coverage of the show and brings you highlights, in addition to company interviews, below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera & John Cullum Shine in THE VISIT Benefit - Curtain Call and After Party Shots!Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera & John Cullum Shine in THE VISIT Benefit - Curtain Call and After Party Shots!
by Peter James Zielinski - Dec 1, 2011

The Actors Fund and the Vineyard Theatre presented a one-night-only benefit concert performance of THE VISIT, starring Broadway stage legends and Tony Award winners Chita Rivera and John Cullum, last night, November 30. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the curtain call and celebratory after party and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

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