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Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Join the Cast of Broadway's PIPPIN as 'Berthe,' 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of “Fastrada” in the original production of Pippin in 1973, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of “Berthe” for a limited engagement, Tuesday, July 22 – Wednesday, August 27. Annie Potts will play her final performance in the role on Sunday, July 20. Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who created the role of Pippin in the original 1972 production, will extend his run in the show as “Charles” through Sunday, August 17. PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS is Coming to Charlotte, 3/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), is playing in Belk Theater at Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, March 17-22, 2015. (more...)

Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig and More to Star in PIPPIN National Tour, Coming to the Smith Center, 11/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin announced casting for the U.S. national tour, which runs Nov. 25-30 at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus and features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). (more...)

National Tour of PIPPIN Coming to Chicago in Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the Tony Award winning Broadway Musical PIPPIN will play Chicago's Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for two weeks only, July 28 - August 9, 2015. (more...)

They've Got Magic To Do! Sasha Allen, Kyle Selig & Original Broadway Cast Member John Rubinstein to Lead PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced casting for the U.S. national tour which launches in Denver at the Buell Theatre. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Comes to Seattle, Tickets on Sale August 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots) is on its way to Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, Starring Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth and Lindsay Nicole Chambers, to Return to Chicago, July 14-26, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), returns to Chicago for a limited two-week engagement at the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 West Randolph) July 14 - 26, 2015. (more...)

PIPPIN Launches National Tour in Denver, Tickets Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Experience the national tour first in Denver of the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical, PIPPIN - described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza. The thrill of the season!" by NY1. PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only. Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org. (more...)

Smash-Hit Musical KINKY BOOTS Kicks off National Tour at The Smith Center, 9/4-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts, Sept. 4-14. The 11-day run marks the launch of the musical's national tour. A hit on Broadway, the highly popular show has created much anticipation for a touring production. Kinky Boots will be the first Broadway show to launch a national tour in Las Vegas, which is a dazzling fit. (more...)

Broadway's Original PIPPIN Joins the Tony-Winning Cast a Day Early
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement. He was originally scheduled to begin on Friday, but instead, he will start tonight, June 19, and run until Sunday, July 27, 2014 He is filling in for Terrance Mann's leave of absence. Pippin is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Kyle Taylor Parker, Steven Booth & Lindsay Nicole Chambers to Lead KINKY BOOTS National Tour; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig, lead producers of Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), have announced casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside Opening Night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT with Ace Young & Diana DeGarmo at Hollywood Pantages!
by Michael Sterling & Jordan Santacana - Jun 16, 2014

BWW TV's Los Angeles Correspondent and Co-Producer Michael Sterling along with Videographer and Co-Producer Jordan Santacana... celebrate The Independent Presenters Network and its June 4th opening night of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Hollywood's Pantages with a run there that continues through June 22, 2014.The production, directed and choreographed by Tony® Award-Winner Andy Blankenbuehler, stars Ace Young as 'Joseph,' and Diana DeGarmo as the 'Narrator', both who stopped by the Red Carpet to talk about the show and its current U.S. National Tour. Joining the couple were such stars as Priscilla Presley, Judd Nelson, Doris Roberts, Peyton List, Kevin Chamberlin, John Gammon, Aubrey Anderson-Emmons, Jacqueline Toboni, Lorenzo Lamas, Kay Cole, Kate Linder, Renee Marino, Sam Harris, Sharna Burgess, and Scott Wilson. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway With Social Media Contest, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will celebrate its 500th Performance on Thursday, June 19th with a social media contest for fans. Beginning today, fans can enter to win tickets to the 500th Performance by using a Do-It-Yourself Kinky Boots Card to add the show's iconic red boots to their photos, and sharing those photos online using hashtag #Kinky500.. On Tuesday, June 17th, the five most creative photos will be selected, and the winners will be given a pair of tickets to celebrate with the cast on June 19th at the Hirschfeld Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Unveils New 'Golden Ticket' Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Move over Willy Wonka, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is offering the hottest 'Golden Ticket' in town! TUTS is creating a Houston 'first' by giving one lucky winner the ultimate TUTS experience: a pair of free tickets to every show on the 2014-15 TUTS and TUTS Underground season along with invitations to special parties and unique events. (more...)

Photo Flash: JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour Opens at Hollywood Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 06, 2014

The JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT national tour, featuring Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young, is currently playing Hollywood Pantages through June 22. Below, check out photos from opening night! (more...)

TUTS to Stage THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS at Miller Outdoor Theatre, 7/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) will continue its annual summer tradition of offering free musical theatre with the unforgettable Texas tale The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas, running July 15 - 20 at 8:15 p.m. each night at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

PIPPIN to Welcome Show's Original Star John Rubinstein as 'Charles', June 20-July 27
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Tony Award winner John Rubinstein, who made his Broadway debut and received a Theater World Award for creating the title role in the original 1972 production of Pippin, will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' Mr. Rubinstein will play a limited engagement, Friday, June 20 - Sunday, July 27, 2014, filling in for Terrance Mann's leave of absence. Pippin is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

'JOSEPH' Tour Coming to Center for the Performing Arts, 5/27-6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Broadway San Jose 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 May 27 - June 1, 2014 at The Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose. (more...)

GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE, HEDWIG, Neil Patrick Harris & More Win at the 80th Annual Drama League Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 16, 2014

The 80th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon is being held this afternoon, May 16, at the Marriott Marquis Times Square, where winners will be announced for Distinguished Production of a Play, Distinguished Production of a Musical, Distinguished Revival of a Play, Distinguished Revival of a Musical, and the much coveted Distinguished Performance Award. This year's event, which began at noon, is hosted by Broadway veteran Jesse Tyler Ferguson. BroadwayWorld is updating the winners live! Check back in to find out who took home the big awards! (more...)

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