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Sutton Foster, Christian Borle, Laura Osnes & More Set for Humane Society Benefit BEST IN SHOWS, 11/9Sutton Foster, Christian Borle, Laura Osnes & More Set for Humane Society Benefit BEST IN SHOWS, 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

Best in Shows, a star-studded cabaret evening to benefit the Humane Society of New York will feature Broadway stars including Sutton Foster, Laura Osnes, Christian Borle, Hugh Panaro, Taylor Richardson, John Bolton and Julia Murney, on November 9 at New World Stages. Hosted and with Music Direction by Seth Rudetsky, Best in Shows will be presented by Dorothy and Bill Berloni. (more...)

Philly Pops to Present CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 12/6; Full Performance Schedule AnnouncedPhilly Pops to Present CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR, 12/6; Full Performance Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

PHILADELPHIA, PA (October 2, 2014) - Philadelphia's treasured musical tradition - The Philly POPS Christmas Spectacular - returns to Verizon Hall at the Kimmel Center for eight festive performances from December 6-20, 2014, led by Britain's celebrated Philadelphia-raised conductor David Charles Abell, who is back by popular demand with The Philly POPS. As The POPS' exceptional musicians present beloved seasonal tunes in exciting arrangements, each concert also features three spectacular choirs and the ever-popular audience sing-along, in a rousing program guaranteed to please audience members of all ages. For 2014, The Philly POPS is pleased to welcome Broadway's renowned Phantom Hugh Panaro, a Philadelphia native, who makes his POPS debut during this annual family favorite. (more...)

The Philly POPS Presents:  I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS SPECTACULARThe Philly POPS Presents: I'LL BE HOME FOR CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

When The Philly POPSŪ premieres the 2014 Christmas Spectacularconcert series, the audience will be filled with first responders and members of the military. At this first annual I'll Be Home for Christmas Spectacular - A Salute to the Military and First Responders, The Philly POPS will provide 2,000 tickets through the Liberty USO and the City of Philadelphia Fire & Police departments as a thank you to the people who support us all year long. The concert will be held on December 5, 2014, at 8 p.m. at The Kimmel Center. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center is Simply SpectacularSIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center is Simply Spectacular
by Charles Shubow - Jun 23, 2014

Director Bill Condon envisions a new and exciting SIDE SHOW that includes new music. (more...)

BWW Blog: Andrea McArdle - 54 Below & More!BWW Blog: Andrea McArdle - 54 Below & More!
by Guest Blogger: Andrea McArdle - May 27, 2014

Hi BroadwayWorlders! (more...)

The Philly POPS Presents Sixties Hits Featuring the Midtown Men This WeekendThe Philly POPS Presents Sixties Hits Featuring the Midtown Men This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

With such hits as 'Sherry' and 'Big Girls Don't Cry', the May Philly POPS concert series is going to have audiences dancing in their seats! This weekend, May 16, 17 and 18, it's SIXTIES HITS with the Midtown Men, the original cast members of Broadway's Jersey Boys, who are bringing their sensational sound to Philadelphia to Verizon Hall in The Kimmel Center. The talented quartet consists of Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. They will join conductor Michael Krajewski and The Philly POPS and perform the music of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, of course, The Four Seasons and more. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, May 5, 2014 - NY Critics' Awards, Off-Broadway Galas, SEA MARKS, August Wilson, Joe Iconis and More!WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, May 5, 2014 - NY Critics' Awards, Off-Broadway Galas, SEA MARKS, August Wilson, Joe Iconis and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 5, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's a busy Monday! The NY Drama Critics' circle announces its 2014 winners today, Playwrights Horizons and Second Stage are both hosting their annual galas tonight, SEA MARKS opens off-Broadway, the National August Wilson Monologue Competition is today, and Joe Iconis stops by MURDER FOR TWO tonight! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/3-5/4/2014
by - May 4, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 4, 2014 - Sunday, May 4, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Farewell Speech at Hugh Panaro's Last PHANTOM OF THE OPERASTAGE TUBE: Farewell Speech at Hugh Panaro's Last PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2014

Hugh Panaro is ending his run as the Phantom in Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. Before playing the phantom, Panaro played the role of Raoul, which he played for 900 performances. As the the Phantom, Panaro played 2227 performances. His fellow cast members did the math and found that he has appeared in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for over 3000 performances. (more...)

The Philly POPS to Welcome the Midtown Men, 5/16-18The Philly POPS to Welcome the Midtown Men, 5/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

With such hits as 'Sherry' and 'Big Girls Don't Cry', the May Philly POPS concert series is going to have audiences dancing in their seats! On May 16, 17 and 18, it's SIXTIES HITS with the Midtown Men, the original cast members of Broadway's Jersey Boys, who are bringing their sensational sound to Philadelphia to Verizon Hall in The Kimmel Center. The talented quartet consists of Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. They will join conductor Michael Krajewski and The Philly POPS and perform the music of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, of course, The Four Seasons and more. (more...)

Sierra Boggess' Weekly PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Schedule AnnouncedSierra Boggess' Weekly PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Phantom of the Opera, now in its 26th year on Broadway, will welcome former 'LITTLE MERMAID' co-stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to the cast on Monday, May 12, at the Majestic Theater. BroadwayWorld has learned that while Lewis will perform in eight shows a week, Boggess will assume the usual 'Christine' schedule of six per week. Boggess will appear in all performances Tuesdays through Saturdays. Alternate Sara Jean Fordwill perform the role on Saturdays and Mondays. (more...)

Ryan Silverman, Robert Joy and More Will Join Erin Davie and Emily Padgett in SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Announced!Ryan Silverman, Robert Joy and More Will Join Erin Davie and Emily Padgett in SIDE SHOW at Kennedy Center; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced complete casting for its production of Side Show that runs in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from June 14 to July 13, 2014. Side Show features book and lyrics by Bill Russell and music by Henry Krieger, and is directed by Academy Award winner Bill Condon. Sam Davis will serve as musical director and arranger and will conduct the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. The Kennedy Center production of Side Show is produced in association with La Jolla Playhouse. Press opening night is Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Kicks Off Today at Minskoff TheatreBC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition Kicks Off Today at Minskoff Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22Idina Menzel, Bryan Cranston, James Franco & More Set for BC/EFA's 28th Annual Easter Bonnet Competition, 4/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Broadway veterans will share the stage with celebrated newcomers as Bryan Cranston, Fran Drescher, James Franco, Idina Menzel,Denzel Washington and more than 200 of Broadway and off-Broadway's most talented performers come together for the 28th AnnualEaster Bonnet Competition. Presented by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, this year's Easter Bonnet Competition(#bcefabonnets) will be held Monday, April 21 and Tuesday, April 22. (more...)

The Philly POPS to Present Sixties Hits Featuring the Midtown Men, 5/16-18The Philly POPS to Present Sixties Hits Featuring the Midtown Men, 5/16-18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

With such hits as 'Sherry' and 'Big Girls Don't Cry', the May Philly POPS concert series is going to have audiences dancing in their seats! On May 16, 17 and 18, it's SIXTIES HITS with the Midtown Men, the original cast members of Broadway's Jersey Boys, who are bringing their sensational sound to Philadelphia to Verizon Hall in The Kimmel Center. The talented quartet consists of Tony Award-winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony Award nominee J. Robert Spencer. They will join conductor Michael Krajewski and The Philly POPS and perform the music of The Beatles, The Beach Boys, Motown, of course, The Four Seasons and more. (more...)

From Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout RolesFrom Dastardly to Demure, Resolute to Revolutionary, BWW Profiles LES MISERABLES' Standout Roles
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2014

In honor of Les Miserables' opening tonight, BroadwayWord brings you the actors who've taken on the many complex and vocally challenging roles of Victor Hugo's world, from the unscrupulous Thenardiers to innocent Cosette, or principled Javert against the compassionate and strong-willed Jean Valjean. From Fantine and Eponine, unfortunate in life and romance, to Enjolras and Marius, the fiery young leaders of the French Revolution. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Skivvies Sing SIDE SHOW with Norm Lewis at 54 Below!STAGE TUBE: The Skivvies Sing SIDE SHOW with Norm Lewis at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2014

Come look at the freaks! Last night at 54 Below, performers celebrated Bill Russell and Henry Krieger's Side Show in 'I Will Never Leave You: 54 Sings Side Show.' Directed by Russell, the special concert featured the talents of Lauren Kennedy, Norm Lewis, Jeff McCarthy, Hugh Panaro, Alice Ripley, The Skivvies and more. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you two performances from the Skivvies, including 'Come Look at the Freaks' and 'The Devil You Know' featuring original Side Show star Norm Lewis. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/8-3/9/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/8-3/9/2014
by - Mar 9, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 9, 2014 - Sunday, March 9, 2014. (more...)

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