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Broadway on LETTERMAN; BWW Looks Back at Most Memorable Cast Performances
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 04, 2014

BWW takes a look back at some of the most memorable live performances throughout Letterman's years on the air. Which was your favorite? (more...)

BWW Blog: The Trojan Players' NEXT TO NORMAL - Another Day Part 2, 2/17
by Guest Blogger: NEXT TO NORMAL - Feb 17, 2014

Meet Charlie H. Ray and Maggie Jorgenson, who are playing the roles of Gabe and Natalie in Next to Normal. Find out why they're in love with the show, and what it's been like to live inside the dream that is Next to Normal! (more...)

Photo Flash: A Fond Farewell to Broadway's 700 SUNDAYS, ANNIE, BETRAYAL, FIRST DATE & SPIDER-MAN
by Walter McBride - Jan 05, 2014

Yesterday, Jan. 4, high-flying theater spectacle SPIDER:MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK took its final flight, with Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS, the revival of ANNIE, BETRAYAL with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, and FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez following suit today, Jan. 5. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway - The Full History!
by BWW Staff - Jan 04, 2014

In today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway,' check out the show's FULL history from it's inception in 2007 to future plans for a run in Las Vegas. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Four: Broadway Run & The Future - Litigation, Celebration & Vegas
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 03, 2014

Today's final edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' chronicles the production's three-year run, eclipsing the expectations of critics and naysayers that claimed Spidey would fail to weave his web on the Great White Way. From Taymor's notorious legal battle with the show's producers, to an official closing notice, SPIDER-MAN has managed to remain at the Foxwoods night after night, providing audiences with a never-before-seen evening of theatre - and the promise of a Las Vegas venture in the near future. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Three: The Opening Night - Bows, Red Carpet & Taymor's Return
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 02, 2014

Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' showcases the show's highly anticipated and much-delayed opening night on the Great White Way. Spidey first 'officially' wove his web for an all-star audience on June 14, 2011 - over five months behind schedule - with an altered book, additions to the electric rock score, and a slew of new high-flying aerial feats, in hopes of puting an end to the criticism once and for all. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part Two: The Previews - Delays, Departures & Injuries
by Tyler Peterson - Jan 01, 2014

Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' features Spidey's time in previews, recalling the show's journey from its first performance in November 2010, until the revamped edition opened on Broadway 183 previews Later. From late 2010 through June 2011, all eyes were on the Foxwoods, as numerous actors sustained severe injuries, and on-and-offstage drama between the creative team and producers emerged, eventually forcing visionary Julie Taymor to walk away, and leave SPIDER-MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK in the hands of others. (more...)

SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway, Part One: The Beginning - Inception, Rumors & Rehearsals
by Nicole Rosky - Dec 31, 2013

Today's edition of 'SPIDER-MAN Swings Off Broadway' focuses on the show's beginnings, recalling Spidey's journey from its inception in April 2007, until previews began at the Foxwoods Theater on November 28, 2010. For over three years, rumors circulated about the comic book hero's trip to Broadway, and after a major cast shuffle and a few initial production delays, the first version of the musical at last performed for Broadway audiences. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Utah Rep Dramaturg Janine Sobeck on CAROUSEL
by Tyler Hinton - Jul 26, 2013

Janine Sobeck, dramaturg for Utah Repertory Theater's upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's CAROUSEL, has a number of impressive credits to her name, including working on the pre-Broadway engagement of NEXT TO NORMAL at Arena Stage. She graciously spoke with BroadwayWorld to discuss her career and share her insights about CAROUSEL. (more...)

BWW Flashback: VENICE Closes Off-Broadway at the Public Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 30, 2013

The Public Theater's new Public Lab musical VENICE, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock, directed by Eric Rosen, will end its extended run today, June 30th, 2013. Venice began performances on May 28th and was originally scheduled to close on June 23rd. Broadwayworld brings takes you through VENICE's journey off-Broadway below! (more...)

Review - Venice
by Michael Dale - Jun 15, 2013

The argument for using the pop music method of 'slant rhyming' (frowned on by musical theatre lyricists as 'false rhyming' or using 'sound-a-likes') is that by not limiting lyricists to using perfect rhymes it greatly expands the number of ideas that can be expressed.  If that's so, the number of slant rhymes used in Venice, the new hip-hop/rock musical riff on Shakespeare's Othello, could potentially contain enough ideas to fill up a First Folio. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 8-14
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 14, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Broadway celebrates its biggest night, the Public brings back PENZANCE, CINDERELLA gets a cast album and so much more! (more...)

Review Roundup: Public Theater's VENICE
by Review Roundups - Jun 14, 2013

?Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of Public Theater's VENICE
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 14, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) recently announced a one week extension today for the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice began performances on Tuesday, May 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 23. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, June 30. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from opening night below! (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Claybourne Elder, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More Star in the Public's VENICE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The Public Theater presents the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run in The Public's Anspacher Theater through Sunday, June 23, with an official press opening tonight, June 13. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jennifer Damiano, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More in Public Theater's VENICE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) recently announced a one week extension today for the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice began performances on Tuesday, May 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 23. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, June 30. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of te cast in action below! (more...)

Public Theater Extends VENICE Through June 30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 05, 2013

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced a one week extension today for the new Public Lab musical VENICE, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, VENICE began performances on Tuesday, May 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, June 23. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, June 30. (more...)

What's Up Next for the Stars of SMASH?
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2013

Now that the final episode of NBC's SMASH has aired, fans are wondering what's in store for the show's talented cast. Below, BWW brings you a rundown of upcoming projects for the stars of the musical drama series! (more...)

Jennifer Damiano, Claybourne Elder, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More Lead Public Theater's VENICE; Performances Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2013

The Public Theater's new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, and additional music by Curtis Moore begins performances today. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run in The Public's Anspacher Theater beginning on Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Claybourne Elder Talks VENICE at the Public Theater- Go Behind the Scenes at Rehearsal!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 24, 2013

The Public Theater will present the new Public Lab musical Venice, with book by Eric Rosen, music by Matt Sax, lyrics by Matt Sax and Eric Rosen, additional music by Curtis Moore, and choreography by Chase Brock. Directed by Eric Rosen, Venice will run Tuesday, May 28 through Sunday, June 23 in The Public's Anspacher Theater, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 13. BroadwayWorld visited the cast and creative team in rehearsal and you can catch a performance preview and a special interview with Claybourne Elder, who plays 'Michael Victor', below! (more...)

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