Howell Binkley News

WEST SIDE STORY National Tour to Play National Theatre, 6/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

West Side Story returns to its theatrical home at the National Theatre for one week only, June 3 through 8. The landmark American musical made its world premiere at the National in 1957 prior to heading to Broadway, as did its revival in 2008, and now the North American tour of this celebrated story concludes in Washington at the place where it all began. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour to Play DuPont Theatre, 5/27-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will appear at the DuPont Theatre in Wilmington, Delaware for eight (8) performances only, from May 27 through June 1, 2014. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Nick Blaemire, Kim Yu Blanck & More Set for CHASING THE SONG at La Jolla Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its Page To Stage workshop production of Chasing the Song, a jubilant new musical by the team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Memphis, featuring book and lyrics by Joe DiPietro, music and lyrics by David Bryan and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Kicking off the Playhouse's 2014/15 season, Chasing the Song runs May 13 - June 15 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. Tickets are available by calling the Patron Services Department at (858) 550-1010 or online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY is Coming to Concord for One Night Only, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Concord, NH. WEST SIDE STORY appears for one night only at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30pm. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Morris Performing Arts Center, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

WEST SIDE STORY plays at The Morris Performing Arts Center May 9-10, 2014 as part of the 2013-14 Broadway in South Bend Series presented by Broadway Theatre League. Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award® nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy from Oz, The Life). (more...)

BWW Reviews: JERSEY BOYS - A Blockbuster Hit
by Jimmy Ferraro - Apr 10, 2014

'JERSEY BOYS' is a MUST SEE PRODUCTION! 'JERSEY BOYS' is a BLOCKBUSTER HIT! The opening night crowd screamed and whistled and applauded from the moment the show began. They jumped to their feet for a rousing, well deserved STANDING OVATION! (more...)

THE COMMITMENTS' Killian Donnelly to Join Beverley Knight in MEMPHIS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Killian Donnelly will be joining Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) in MEMPHIS when it opens in the West End this fall. Donnelly is currently starring in The Commitments at the Palace Theatre through September 14. MEMPHIS begins previews October 9 at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, with an opening slated for October 23. (more...)

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Coming to The Orpheum, 4/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre is delighted to announce that the new 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play April 22 - 27, 2014 at The Orpheum Theatre in Memphis. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Returns to Segerstom Center, 6/24-7/13; Tickets On Sale 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts welcomes back JERSEY BOYS, the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical about Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, playing in Orange County from June 24 - July 13, 2014. Single tickets, which start at $29.75, will go on sale Sunday, April 13 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 5 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Coming to The Fox, 4/29-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

The Fabulous Fox Theatre has announced that the new 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will play April 29 - May 11 at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis. (more...)

Welcome Back, Fantasia! Star to Return to Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT, May 13-June 8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Fantasia, After Midnight's original Grammy Award-winning 'Special Guest Star,' will reprise her critically acclaimed performance in the smash hit Broadway musical, Tuesday, May 13 through Sunday, June 8, 2014. After Midnight will donate $5 from each ticket sold for the Tuesday, May 13th performance to the Harlem School of the Arts, now celebrating its 50th Anniversary. Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle and featuring the big-band sounds of nine-time Grammy Award-winner Wynton Marsalis' Jazz at Lincoln Center All-Stars, After Midnight performs at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). (more...)

'THE BARDY BUNCH' Begins Off-Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The fun begins tonight, March 20th when THE BARDY BUNCH: THE WAR OF THE FAMILIES PARTRIDGE AND BRADY', the musical that created a sensation at FringeNYC, returns for a special engagement at Theatre at St. Clements (423 West 46th Street). (more...)

Toni Braxton & Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds Play First Performances As 'Special Guest Stars' in AFTER MIDNIGHT Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Multi-Platinum superstars Toni Braxton and Kenny 'Babyface' Edmonds are the latest Grammy Award-winning artists to join the roster of 'Special Guest Star' vocalists in the smash hit Broadway musical After Midnight. With an impressive 16 Grammy Awards between them, Braxton and Edmonds will play their first performance tonight, March 18, 2014, marking Edmonds' Broadway debut and Braxton's return. The duo will continue performances at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) through Sunday, March 30, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo and More in Highlights of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2014

The Independent Presenters Network presents the 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, the new tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH, on March 4, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at of highlights of the show below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Ace Young, Diana DeGarmo and More in Highlights of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2014

The Independent Presenters Network presents the 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. Directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, the new tour launched at Playhouse Square in Cleveland, OH, on March 4, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at of highlights of the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: FLASHDANCE: More Flicker Than Flame
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 14, 2014

FLASHDANCE - THE MUSICAL delivers on its promise of electrifying dance, but its story is forgettable and fails to inspire. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Plays the Morris Performing Arts Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, makes its South Bend premiere today, March 14-15, 2014 at The Morris Performing Arts Center as part of the 2013-14 Broadway In South Bend Series. (more...)

Broadway In Detroit to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 5/13-18; Tickets on Sale 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is returning to Detroit! WEST SIDE STORY will appear at the Fisher Theatre, May 13- 18, 2014. (more...)

Alpha/Omega Players to Present AVENUE Q, Begin. 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Alpha/Omega Players will present the winner of the 2004 Tony Award triple crown 'Best Musical' 'Best Book' 'Best Score' AVENUE Q, March 28, 29 April 4,5 @ 8 pm and March 30 & April 6 @ 3 pm in the Alpha/Omega Performing Arts Center, 301 E. First Street, Birdsboro, PA 19508. (more...)

Beverley Knight to Star in West End's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The producers of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS are delighted to officially announce that multi award-winning recording artist Beverley Knight will star as club singer 'Felicia' when the show comes to London's West End this autumn. MEMPHIS, winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical has Grammy® Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

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