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Photo Flash: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Performs Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber at BirdlandPhoto Flash: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Cast Performs Songs of Andrew Lloyd Webber at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present members from the Broadway cast of The Phantom of the Opera, who celebrated the songs written by their composer, Andrew Lloyd Webber, in concert on Sunday, July 12 at 6pm.  This sold-out smash hit was the first in a series of many tribute concerts by the cast of the record-breaking musical, and will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Ruffin' It- Go Inside 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!Photo Coverage: Broadway Ruffin' It- Go Inside 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 13, 2015

The 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser - the star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore - was held July 11 in Shubert Alley. This year's event was co-hosted by Tony winner Peters and Tony nominee Andrew Rannells. BroadwayWorld brings you lots of photos with your favorite Broadway stars and some adorable animals! (more...)

Photo Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway BarksPhoto Flash: Lena Hall & Lawrence Leritz Adopt Sisters at Broadway Barks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

The 17th annual Broadway Barks fundraiser was held July 11 in Shubert Alley. Broadway's brightest were in attendance, including Tony Award-winner Lena Hall. Below, check out a photo of Hall with Lawrence Leritz with their newly-adopted pups! (more...)

Broadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger ReesBroadway Reacts - Former Co-Stars, Colleagues and Fans on Roger Rees
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

We came online this morning to an overflowing inbox of thoughts and rememberances that we present belong along with quotes from industry notables on social media. To all those who loved, knew, worked with, or had the pleasure of watching this enormous talent - he will be missed. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

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Full Celebrity Lineup Announced for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!Full Celebrity Lineup Announced for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 17th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, this event features celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway.  The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Saturday, July 11 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5:00-6:30 p.m. This year's event will be co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, HBO's 'Girls'). The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 6-12, Featuring Micky Dolenz, Kate Reinders, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for July 6-12, Featuring Micky Dolenz, Kate Reinders, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jul 5, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton'; TASTiSKANK: Featuring Kate Reinders and Sarah Litzsinger; Micky Dolenz: A Little Bit Broadway, A Little Bit Rock 'n' Roll; 54 Sings Irving Berlin: There's No Business Like Show Business; and The Cast of Phantom Sings Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Christian Borle, Judy Kuhn, Andy Karl & More Join Lineup for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!Michael Cerveris, Christian Borle, Judy Kuhn, Andy Karl & More Join Lineup for 17th Annual BROADWAY BARKS!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

BROADWAY BARKS announces their 17th annual star-studded dog and cat adoption event to benefit New York City animal shelters and adoption agencies. Founded by Bernadette Peters and Mary Tyler Moore, this event features celebrities from the hottest shows on Broadway.  The event, produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, will take place on Saturday, July 11 in Shubert Alley (located between 44th and 45th Streets, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). The festivities begin at 3:00 p.m. where you meet all the adoptable dogs and cats; celebrity presentations of adoptable pets will take place between 5:00-6:30 p.m. This year's event will be co-hosted by Bernadette Peters and Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon, HBO's 'Girls'). The event is free and open to the public. (more...)

BWW TV: PHANTOM's James Barbour Brings the Music of the Night to Shubert Alley!BWW TV: PHANTOM's James Barbour Brings the Music of the Night to Shubert Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 2, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held earlier today, May 27th in Shubert Alley, between Broadway and 8th Avenue and 44th and 45th Streets. Hosted by HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH's Darren Criss, Broadway's best turned out for the annual performance - including The Phantom of the Opera's James Barbour, who performed 'The Music of the Night'- check it out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Stars of 2015 Stars In The Alley!Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Stars of 2015 Stars In The Alley!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 28, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held just yesterday in Shubert Alley, hosted by Darren Criss who is currently playing Hedwig in the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District celebrated Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a 12-piece live orchestra, including many of this year's 2015 Tony Award - nominated plays and musicals! BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos of all of the stars on the red carpet below!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Singin' in the Street! Broadway Unites for Another Year of Stars in the Alley - Part OnePhoto Coverage: Singin' in the Street! Broadway Unites for Another Year of Stars in the Alley - Part One
by Walter McBride - May 28, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held just yesterday in Shubert Alley, hosted by Darren Criss who is currently playing Hedwig in the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District celebrated Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a 12-piece live orchestra, including many of this year's 2015 Tony Award - nominated plays and musicals! BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out Part One of our photo coverage below! (more...)

Exclusive Interview: REBECCA Producer Ben Sprecher Responds to Marc Thibodeau, Talks Musical's Future and Why He Won't Give UpExclusive Interview: REBECCA Producer Ben Sprecher Responds to Marc Thibodeau, Talks Musical's Future and Why He Won't Give Up
by Jessica Showers - May 13, 2015

As of yesterday, May 12, REBECCA's publicist Marc Thibodeau has been found liable for sending emails that caused a potential investor to pull millions from the Broadway musical in its eleventh hour of need. Following this latest development, lawyer Ronald Russo, who represents REBECCA and its lead producer Ben Sprecher on all matters regarding Thibodeau, has issued a statement in response to the press agent's recent comments. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/1/2015 - AKHENATEN, DOGFIGHT in Sydney and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/1/2015 - AKHENATEN, DOGFIGHT in Sydney and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 1, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway stars lead North Carolina Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL, DOGFIGHT heads to Australia and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- James Barbour Dons the Mask in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAPhoto Flash: First Look- James Barbour Dons the Mask in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, recently welcomed a new leading man. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM ushered in Broadway star James Barbour in the title role on February 9, 2015. Check out the first picture of Barbour in costume below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2015 - A New PHANTOM, WTF's 2015 Gala and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/9/2015 - A New PHANTOM, WTF's 2015 Gala and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 9, 2015

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: PHANTOM gets a new masked man, Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts its 2015 gala and more! (more...)

James Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role TonightJames Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, welcomes a new leading man tonight, February 9, 2015. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM ushers in Broadway star James Barbour in the title role. (more...)

Norm Lewis, Broadway's First African-American 'Phantom', Ends Run in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA TonightNorm Lewis, Broadway's First African-American 'Phantom', Ends Run in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, says goodbye to its history-making 'Phantom' Norm Lewis tonight, February 7, 2015. Lewis is the 14th actor and first African-American to star in the title role in the Broadway production. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/7/15- Charles DickensSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/7/15- Charles Dickens
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2015

Happy Birthday Charles Dickens! An English novelist, Dickens is generally considered the greatest of the Victorian period. Dickens enjoyed a wider popularity and fame than had any previous author during his lifetime, and he remains popular, having been responsible for some of English literature's most iconic novels and characters. Many of his writings were originally published serially, in monthly instalments, a format of publication which Dickens himself helped popularise. Many of hisworks have been turned into Broadway shows, including: Oliver!, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, A Christmas Carol, a Tale of Two Cities, and more. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Posts Statement On Casting Of James BarbourTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Posts Statement On Casting Of James Barbour
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 14, 2015

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA releases a statement regarding the controversial casting of the newest Phantom! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/13/2015 - CONSTELLATIONS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/13/2015 - CONSTELLATIONS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 13, 2015

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: CONSTELLATIONS opens on Broadway, THE WOODSMAN begins off-Broadway, and stage vets come to the small screen! (more...)

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