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Yellow Sound Label to Release HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL Cast Recording in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL-the critically acclaimed new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film-are pleased to announce the Original Cast Recording of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, to be released on Yellow Sound Label. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe (Legally Blonde, Bat Boy) and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy (Reefer Madness, "Defiance", "Desperate Housewives"), HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL opened on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) in New York City. (more...)

Tony Nominated Musical ROCK OF AGES Comes to Harris Center, 4/17-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This 5 time Tony nominated musical, with a star studded motion picture in the works, is rockin' its way across the USA and Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom is fortunate to be one of its destinations. (more...)

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Plays the Van Wezel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Bring It On: The Musical comes to the Van Wezel tonight, April 2, 2014. Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the Bring It On film, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barrett Wilbert Weed, Ryan McCartan & HEATHERS Company Celebrate Opening Night!
by Jessica Gordon - Apr 01, 2014

25 years to the day the film was released, Heathers: The Musical, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy, made its New York premiere at New World Stages. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy, Heathers: The Musical is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman, with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the curtain call and after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside HEATHERS' Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Jessica Gordon - Apr 01, 2014

25 years to the day the film was released, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy, made its New York premiere at New World Stages. Written by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award nominee Laurence O'Keefe and Emmy Award winner Kevin Murphy, HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL is directed by famed stage and screen director Andy Fickman, with choreography by Emmy Award winner Marguerite Derricks. BroadwayWorld was there for the opening night festivities and you can check out photos from the theatre arrivals below! (more...)

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Comes to the Moran Theater Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

Bring It On: The Musical is coming to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater tonight, April 1, 2014 at 7:30PM for one performance only! (more...)

BWW Reviews: High Flying BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Delights at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 30, 2014

Like the Broadway production, the national touring production is fun - pure and simple. You can't ask for much more than that. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES National Tour Plays Capitol Center for the Arts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

In 1987 on the Sunset Strip, a small-town girl met a big-city dreamer - and in L.A.'s most legendary rock club, they fell in love to the greatest songs of the '80's. It's ROCK OF AGES, a hilarious, feel-good love story told through the hit songs of iconic rockers Journey, Styx, REO Speedwagon, Foreigner, Pat Benatar, Whitesnake, and many more. This 5 time Tony-nominated musical, with a star studded motion picture in the works, is rockin' its way across the USA. Don't miss this awesomely good time about dreaming big, playing loud and partying on when it comes to Concord's Capitol Center for the Arts for one night only, tonight, March 28. (more...)

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL to Play Van Wezel, 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Bring It On: The Musical comes to the Van Wezel on April 2, 2014. Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the Bring It On film, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. (more...)

Original Cast Member Jeff Blumenkrantz Will Return to Off-Broadway's MURDER FOR TWO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Producers Jayson Raitt, Barbara Whitman, Steven Chaikelson and Second Stage Theatre announced today that Murder For Two original cast member Jeff Blumenkrantz will be returning to the hit musical comedy, reprising his role of 'The Suspects' beginning Monday, March 17, 2014. Blumenkrantz, fresh from the critically acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd at New York Philharmonic, is taking over for composer Joe Kinosian, who joined the cast on Monday, January 20, 2014. Blumenkrantz reunites with current star Brett Ryback in the original musical featuring book and music by Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair and direction by Scott Schwartz. The New York production of Murder For Two began performances at New World Stages on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, officially opened on Wednesday, November 6, 2013 and recently extended to July 6, 2014. (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver to Kick Off MURDEROUS MUSICAL MONDAYS Concert Series at MURDER FOR TWO on 3/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

The cast and creative team of the hit Off-Broadway musical Murder For Two are teaming up with some of New York's brightest up and coming composers and BroadwayWorld.com every Monday night for their spring concert series, Murderous Musical Mondays. Composer Ryan Scott Oliver will launch the series on Monday, March 24th, 2014, immediately following the 7pm performance of Murder For Two at New World Stages (Stage 5 - 340 West 50th Street). (more...)

ROCK OF AGES To Launch UK Tour In Manchester
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Following a three-year run in London's West End, Rock of Ages The Musical is to hit the road, with a UK tour launching at the Palace Theatre Manchester in May. Ben Richards will star as rock god Stacee Jaxx with Noel Sullivan as Drew Boley. (more...)

Hasty Pudding Joins Production Team of Off-Broadway's HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

The producers of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, the new stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, have announced that The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 has chosen HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL as their first foray into producing a New York stage production. Their newest initiative, Hasty Pudding Presents, is a production arm whose mission is to develop the Hasty Pudding franchise by backing performing arts endeavors consistent with its unique 200 year old brand. (more...)

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL Plays Harris Center, Now thru 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 07, 2014

Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the Bring It On film, takes the audiences at Harris Center for the Arts on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. (more...)

Breaking News: ON THE TOWN is Broadway Bound! Opening Set for October 2014 at the Lyric Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan (Pippin, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) just announced that a new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN - the musical-comedy love letter to New York City - will open in October 2014 at the Lyric Theatre. This year marks the 70thanniversary of the opening of this iconic musical comedy created by the legendary creative team of Leonard Bernstein, Betty Comden, Adolph Green, and Jerome Robbins. The Lyric Theatre will be reopened after a renovation being completed by its new owners, Ambassador Theatre Group. This historic theater at the crossroads of 42nd Street and Times Square was created from a combination of the original Apollo Theater, and the original Lyric Theatre that stood on the site, and the facade of which still stands on 42nd and 43rd Streets. (more...)

BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL to Play Moran Theater, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 05, 2014

Bring It On: The Musical is coming to Jacksonville's Times-Union Center's Moran Theater on Tuesday, April 1, 2014 at 7:30PM for one performance only! Bitingly relevant and sprinkled with sass, Bring It On: The Musical, inspired by the Bring It On film, takes the audience on a high-flying journey filled with the complexities of friendship, jealousy, betrayal and forgiveness. Bring It On: The Musical tells the story of the challenges and unexpected bonds formed through the thrill of extreme competition. (more...)

BRONX BOMBERS Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

Bronx Bombers will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, March 2 at 3PM at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Bronx Bombers is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and written and directed by Eric Simonson. For tickets and more information on Bronx Bombers, please visitwww.BronxBombersPlay.com. The production opened on February 6, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRING IT ON at the Capitol Theatre is Infectiously Joyful
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 26, 2014

The national tour of BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, currently playing at the Capitol Theatre, is an infectiously joyful, high-flying celebration of friendship. Highly entertaining through and through, the show's Tony nomination for Best Musical last year is well deserved. (more...)

BRING IT ON National Tour Opens Today at Capitol Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Bring It On: The Musical is coming to the Capitol Theatre in Salt Lake City today, February 25 through Sunday, March 2. (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL- Meet the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 23, 2014

Heathers: The Musical, the new musical stage adaptation of Daniel Waters' iconic 1989 dark comedy film, will get its New York Premiere beginning Saturday, March 15. The show is set to open on Monday, March 31, 2014 - the 25th Anniversary of the film's release - at New World Stages in New York City (340 West 50th Street). Tickets are now on sale at Telecharge.com/1-800-447-7400. The cast met the press earlier this week and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company about the exciting new musical. Check out what they had to say and watch a performance preview below! (more...)

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