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From TV to Broadway- Reality Show Winner Will Take on Title Role in PIPPIN This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Josh Kaufman, who in May of 2014 was announced as the winner of Season 6 of NBC's hit show "The Voice" as a member of Usher's team, will make his Broadway debut playing the title role in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginning Tuesday, November 4 and through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Kyle Dean Massey is currently set to perform the role on Broadway through Sunday, November 2.PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Carly Hughes Joins PIPPIN This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Carly Hughes, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will join the Tony Award winning production of PIPPIN in the role of 'Leading Player' beginning Friday, September 19. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014


45 Houston Area Schools Up for TUTS' 2015 Tommy Tune Awards; Full List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the show titles for the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognizes and rewards excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. (more...)

RADIO CITY CHRISTMAS SPECTACULAR Comes to the Hobby Center, 12/5-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

MSG Entertainment (MSGE) announces the triumphant return of an all new production of the Radio City Christmas Spectacular starring the Rockettes at Houston's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Houston audiences will experience the magic of Christmas like never before. In this multi-faceted production, the Rockettes will dance their way through an awe-inspiring journey with new scenes, an array of glamorous new costumes, dramatic lighting effects, and a 50-foot LED screen that will enhance the show with breathtaking new imagery. The Radio City Christmas Spectacular will run at the Hobby Center for 47 performances from Friday, December 5 through Sunday, December 28. (more...)

Matthew James Thomas to Continue as Lead for PIPPIN's LA and San Francisco Premiere; Kyle Selig on Vocal Rest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of Pippin in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the title role when the show launches its tour in Denver, and he will also play the role in the entire run in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (September 23 through October 19, 2014) and in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages (October 21 through November 9, 2014). Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from the Pippin tour. It remains unknown whether Thomas will continue throughout the rest of the tour. (more...)

Breaking: Matthew James Thomas Takes Over PIPPIN for Denver Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of PIPPIN in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the role of PIPPIN when the show launches its tour in Denver on September 6 and will play the entire Denver engagement. Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from thePIPPIN tour. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, 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). PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only (Media Night: Sept.10). Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Tune in to SiriusXM Radio 'On Broadway' Channel 72 on Labor Day (Monday, September 1) at 12:00 pm EST for an exclusive broadcast on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of this year's 'Best Score' Tony Award winner, The Bridges of Madison County from Ghostlight Records. The special program will feature never-before-heard song-by-song commentary from the show's three-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and leading lady Kelli O'Hara. An encore presentation will air at 8:00 pm EST. SiriusXM is available on radios, in vehicles, online and via apps for mobile devices. A free listening trial is available at www.siriusxm.com. (more...)

Tickets to JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour at Des Moines Civic Center On Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Des Moines Performing Arts 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 take the Des Moines Civic Center stage from Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. This irresistible family musical is part of Des Moines Performing Arts' 2014-15 Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Welcomes Additional Cast Members to Ensemble; Full Company Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 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 final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits the Road; Full Touring Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 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 final casting for the upcoming first national tour. (more...)

NEWSIES' John Dossett Crowned King in PIPPIN, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Beginning tonight, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: PIPPIN National Tour's Kyle Selig Shows Fans a Day in Life as Pippin in Anticipation of Denver Opening
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2014

Kyle Selig stars as Pippin in the new national touring production of PIPPIN that launches in Denver on Sept. 6. Kyle sent his selfie video series, JOIN US: A DAY IN THE LIFE OF PIPPIN that The Denver Center for the Performing Arts put together into a vlog to show fans a fun day in the life of Kyle and his show. In this video, he meets up with castmates (including Leading Player Sasha Allen), jugglers and even some comic sleight of video hand. Get a first look into rehearsals. Enjoy the view. (more...)

Anastasia Barzee and Tony Sheldon to Star in VICTOR/VICTORIA at TUTS This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) presents the disguise surprise musical comedy production of Victor/Victoria September 16 - 28 at The Hobby Center's Sarofim Hall. (more...)

PIPPIN Finds Its Next King! NEWSIES' John Dossett to Join Cast as 'Charles'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Beginning Tuesday, August 26th, John Dossett will join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of 'Charles.' PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Tony Award winner John Rubinstein departs the production on Sunday, August 24 to join the national tour, which launches September 6 in Denver, CO. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 11/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Experience 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. Tickets to PIPPIN at Segerstrom Center for the Arts are available now by subscribing to the 2014 - 2015 Broadway Series. Single tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, 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, November 22 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

Andrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour at Hollywood Pantages this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The producers of the 2013 Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN are thrilled to announce that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, will reprise the role for the L.A. Premiere at the Hollywood Pantages. The engagement will run October 21st through November 9th. Tickets are now on sale to the general public online at www.HollywoodPantages.com or www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office located at 6233 Hollywood Boulevard (Opens daily at 10am.) (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Completes High-Flying PIPPIN National Tour Cast as 'Berthe'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Pippin have announced full casting and rehearsals begin today for the U.S. national tour which launches on September 6, 2014 at The Buell Theatre. Lucie Arnaz joins the cast in the role of Pippin's trapeze-flying grandmother, Berthe. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's Pippin is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, 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...)

She's Back in Just No Time at All! Andrea Martin Will Return to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The producers of the Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN just announced that Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of "Berthe" in the production, will return to the role for 24 performances only, Tuesday September 2nd through Sunday September 21st. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez will now perform the role of "Berthe" through Sunday, August 31. PIPPIN is now in its second smash year at Broadway's Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

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...)

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