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Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)

Nicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATSNicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As previously reported, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of Cats, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production but changed her mind just before rehearsals got underway. Now, Scherzinger has responded to Lloyd Webber's 'furious' reaction, bearing no ill will toward the theatre legend. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'
by Caryn Robbins - May 13, 2016

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of CATS, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production (more...)

Up on the Marquee: CATSUp on the Marquee: CATS
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 9, 2016

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS is returning to Broadway this summer. Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization took today to announce the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical.  So, let's  take our time to meet the new cast (more...)

Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Sara Jean Ford in 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM', Coming to Reilly Arts CenterPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Sara Jean Ford in 'DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM', Coming to Reilly Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Broadway's Sara Jean Ford (THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA) appears live in her concert DREAM OF NOW, DREAM OF THEM: The High Notes and Hijinks of a Broadway Soprano at Reilly Arts Center (500 NE 9th Street, Ocala, FL 34470) on Sunday, May 1, 2016, 3pm. Presented by Artists Lounge Live. Scroll down for a sneak peek at her onstage! (more...)

Franklin School for the Performing Arts Sets Summer 2016 Sessions - Theater, Ballet & More!Franklin School for the Performing Arts Sets Summer 2016 Sessions - Theater, Ballet & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) announces a summer session of theater programs, ballet intensives and one-week creative camps, along with voice, instrumental and dance classes. The summer session runs from July 5 to August 26, with registration beginning March 7. (more...)

Ivy Theatre Company to Present Reading of TRIAL, 2/28Ivy Theatre Company to Present Reading of TRIAL, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

On Sunday February 28th at 3pm Ivy Theatre Company presents a debut reading of TRIAL, a new play by Ashley Griffin (creator of the pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward,) at 150 West 30th Street, 14th Floor. RSVP by emailing ivytheatre@gmail.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates a Whopping 28 Years on Broadway!Photo Coverage: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Celebrates a Whopping 28 Years on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 27, 2016

The longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron Mackintosh/The Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, reached another unprecedented milestone when it celebrated its Twenty-Eighth Anniversary last night, Tuesday, January 26, 2016. This marked performance #11,649 at The Majestic Theatre (247 West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special occasion and you can check out backstage photos below! (more...)

Ivy Theatre Company to Host Debut Reading of TRIAL, 1/24Ivy Theatre Company to Host Debut Reading of TRIAL, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

On Sunday January 24th at12pm Ivy Theatre Company presents a debut reading of TRIAL, a new play by Ashley Griffin (creator of the pop culture phenomenon Forever Deadward,) at 150 West 30th Street, 14th Floor. RSVP by emailing ivytheatre@gmail.com. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

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Victoria Clark to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineups CompleteVictoria Clark to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineups Complete
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the cast for the SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE and the SONGWRITERS CABARET at the 27th ANNUAL FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS on Thursday, October 15 and Friday, October 16. Both events take place at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). In person registration for industry members will be available on Thursday at 9:30 AM at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). (Please note the admission process for each event in the individual descriptions.) (more...)

Company of Fools Stages AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Beginning TonightCompany of Fools Stages AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015

Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens tonight, September 30, and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. (more...)

KC Rep and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Previews Tonight!KC Rep and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art Presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE; Previews Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre and Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art in historic collaboration of theatre and art like never before! (more...)

Company of Fools to Stage AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This FallCompany of Fools to Stage AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Company of Fools (COF) will present the critically acclaimed and award-winning play, AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Tracy Letts for the second show of their 20th Season. Letts's jaw-dropping masterpiece opens September 30 and runs through October 17, 2015 at the Liberty Theatre in Hailey, Idaho. (more...)

Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 8/19/15Upcoming Auditions in Nashville 8/19/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 19, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of Mary Poppins, Bat Boy, August: Osage County, First Baptist of Ivy Gap - and new productions from Actors Bridge Ensemble and Blackbird Theater. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Upcoming Audtions in Nashville 8/12/15Upcoming Audtions in Nashville 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

Directors and producers in the Nashville region are seeking actors for upcoming productions of Mary Poppins, Bat Boy, August: Osage County and First Baptist of Ivy Gap - and producers are seeking cast members for The Music Man at the Keeton Theatre. We've gathered the details together here to make your planning easier. So now you have no excuse! (more...)

Claybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This FallClaybourne Elder to Lead KC Rep's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre, today announced the casting for the lead roles for Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Pulitzer-Prize winning masterpiece, Sunday in the Park with George. Drama Desk and Lucille Lortel Nominee Claybourne Elder (Bonnie & Clyde, Road Show, Allegro) will lead the cast as George, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance in Signature Theatre's award-winning 2014 production. Broadway veteran Sara Jean Ford (A Little Night Music, The Phantom of the Opera, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying, Finian's Rainbow) has been cast in the legendary role of Dot. Rosen will direct the production, to be produced in a unique partnership with the Nelson Atkins Museum of Art. (more...)

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