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BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Debbie Allen and Vivian NixonBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Debbie Allen and Vivian Nixon
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 25, 2016

One of the neat things about writing a column for Broadway World is that you get a chance to interview some folks whose work you've been enjoying and admiring for many years. One of today's subjects first came on my radar way back in 1980 with the Broadway revival of West Side Story. Debbie Allen played Anita in that production and her Her performance deservedly garnered her a Tony Award nomination and a Drama Desk Award. A few years later she wowed me again playing the lead role in Sweet Charity, which resulted in yet another Tony Award nomination. (more...)

Broadway Vets Bring FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE to Times Square This HalloweenBroadway Vets Bring FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE to Times Square This Halloween
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

This Halloween, Monday October 31st, 42 Seven Productions in conjunction with IndieFork, and W NY Times Square bring a new Halloween experience to life. FRIGHT NIGHT is a Halloween experience that will bring you thrilling Halloween tunes, some Rocky Horror classics, complete with a costume contest, and some trick or treat trivia, everything you need for a Broadway Halloween. Ben Cameron from the Broadway smash Wicked, and host of the long running hit 'Broadway Sessions,' will emcee the experience. The show will feature some of Broadway's best including Betsy Struxness (Hamilton), Colin Cunliffe (Pippin), Matt DeAngelis (Once), Eric LaJuan Summers (Motown), Chadae Nichol McAlister (Motown), David Larsen (The Book of Mormon), Mary Page Nance (Finding Neverland), Megan Lewis (If/Then), recording artist Molly Roth, and Nik Walker (Hamilton). FRIGHT NIGHT: A ROCK HORROR HALLOWEEN EXPERIENCE is not just a concert, Ben Cameron and Company bring you a truly interactive Halloween Experience. (more...)

World Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayWorld Premiere of ON THE RAILS Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt welcome Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) for the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT Tonight at TNC's Dream Up FestivalBroadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT Tonight at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Brenda Braxton and More for THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up FestivalPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Brenda Braxton and More for THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

A Special Showcase Presentation of the new musical The Joint will take place on Thursday, September 8 - Sunday, September 11 (Thursday and Friday at 6:30 p.m; Saturday and Sunday at 5:00 p.m.) as part of Theater for the New City's Dream Up Festival. Scroll down for a peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Broadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up FestivalBroadway Stars Set for Special Showcase THE JOINT at TNC's Dream Up Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Evelyn must follow her dreams ... by leaving her family. Come down for some hot times with THE JOINT at Theatre for The New City's Dream Up Festival this September. (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILSBreaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)


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Maurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger TheaterMaurice Hines to Bring His Story to Life in TAPPIN' THRU LIFE at Herberger Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2016

?He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Debbie Allen's FREEZE FRAME Coming to The Kennedy Center in OctoberDebbie Allen's FREEZE FRAME Coming to The Kennedy Center in October
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, in association with The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts, presents the East Coast premiere of Debbie Allen's Freeze Frame in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater in five shows, October 27-30, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Palace Theater Hosts 8th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater AwardsPhoto Flash: Palace Theater Hosts 8th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Last evening, the Palace Theater (Waterbury, CT) hosted the eighth annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards, a black tie gala event that celebrates the arts and recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performances as exhibited by Connecticut high school students. 20 schools from across the state came together to celebrate the achievement, craft and talents that make high-quality, musical theater education happen.  (more...)

Palace Theater Hosts Eighth Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards on 6/6Palace Theater Hosts Eighth Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards on 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

The Palace Theater (Waterbury, CT) will host the eighth annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards, a black tie gala event that celebrates the arts and recognizes individual artistry in vocal, dance and acting performances as exhibited by Connecticut high school students. This year, 20 schools from across the state will come together to celebrate the achievement, craft and talents that make high-quality, musical theater education happen.  Students, teachers, families, and Broadway performers will gather for this one night event to present the awards. Presenters include Julian Decker (Les Miserables, Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame) Samantha Pollino (Hot Feet) Kimber Sprawl (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) Connor Deane (Broadway Method Academy) and many more. The gala will be hosted by Broadway veteran, Arbender Robinson (Shuffle Along, Les Miserables, Beautiful, Ragtime, Book of Mormon). Broadway Method Academy (Fairfield, CT) is a proud sponsor of the Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards and will award two full scholarships to Best Actor and Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016BWW's On This Day - April 30, 2016
by - Apr 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Photo Flash: Remembering Doris RobertsPhoto Flash: Remembering Doris Roberts
by Walter McBride - Apr 19, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Doris Roberts, best known for her Emmy-winning role on the sitcom EVERYBODY LOVES RAYMOND, passed away Sunday, April 17, in Los Angeles. She was 90 years old. (more...)

Tony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at GoodspeedTony Sheldon to Lead 'THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT' at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir, Caesar Samayoa  appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena  as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields & Lillias White Visit MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFEPhoto Flash: Andre De Shields & Lillias White Visit MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers, John and Leo, and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun. Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opened January 11th. Last night, GOTTA DANCE stars Andre De Shields and Lillias White visited with Hines and the Manzari Brothers after the show. Check out the photos below. (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World StagesMAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is tonight, January 11th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets & More Take the Stage in ADM21 at The Joyce TheaterPhoto Flash: Broadway Vets & More Take the Stage in ADM21 at The Joyce Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) from Monday, December 21st  through Sunday, January 3rd. Check out photos below! (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Begins Tonight at New World StagesMAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Begins Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

He's going to put a smile on your face and song in your heart. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Celebrates Opening Night!Exclusive Photo Coverage: American Dance Machine for the 21st Century Celebrates Opening Night!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 22, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) returns to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue), playing through Sunday, January 3rd. Nikki Feirt Atkins is Founder and Producing Artistic Director of ADM21. Directed by Tony Award winner Wayne Cilento (Wicked, Sweet Charity revival, Aida, The Who's Tommy), this year's program includes theatre dances from 'Broadway and Beyond' with live music provided by musical director Eugene Gwozdz. This return to The Joyce follows last year's sold out performances and promises once again, to rekindle old memories for theater dance enthusiasts and spark the imagination of audiences not yet familiar with these masterpieces. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

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