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BWW Review: Karen Akers Dives Deep and Soars at Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMSBWW Review: Karen Akers Dives Deep and Soars at Urban Stages' WINTER RHYTHMS
by Alix Cohen - Dec 9, 2016

Karen Akers' ardent 'Francophilia--- and I don't care whether or not it's a real word' was seeded in adolescence and brought to bloom by living in France, becoming fluent in the language, and absorbing European sensibilities (reincarnation is also a distinct possibility). Offering a show of French material is, to the artist, like sharing a part of her soul. Never has this been so clear and affecting as Aker's muscular performance tonight, enriched by maturity and new vocal elasticity. With the formidable Alex Rybeck acting as musical director/pianist and emotional collaborator, the evening soared. (more...)

BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into the BelmontBWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into the Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 27, 2016

What do you get when you mix the dreator of James Bond, a flying car, and a country called Vulgaria? A musical with gadgets, spies, and family fun. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG on Tour; New Stars Set for Run at The Bristol HippodromePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG on Tour; New Stars Set for Run at The Bristol Hippodrome
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse have announced that Charlotte Wakefield in the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of the Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG. The production will play The Bristol Hippodrome Wednesday 25th January - Saturday 4th February 2017. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

VIDEO: Ariana Grande & Jason Robert Brown Perform 'Jason's Song' on TONIGHT SHOWVIDEO: Ariana Grande & Jason Robert Brown Perform 'Jason's Song' on TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Ariana Grande performed 'Jason's Song (Gave It Away)' with a little help from Tony winning composer Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

Photo Flash: Some Photos of Chicago's Black Button Eyes Productions' AMOUR in ActionPhoto Flash: Some Photos of Chicago's Black Button Eyes Productions' AMOUR in Action
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2016

Three days after its opening in Chicago, we take a look at Black Button Eyes Production' latest musical, AMOUR. Adapted from the short story "Le Passe-Muraille" by beloved French author Marcel Ayme, AMOUR tells the story of Dusoleil, a shy clerk working in a dreary office in post-World War II Paris. One day he discovers he has the ability to walk through walls, and embraces a life of romance and adventure. (more...)

Black Button Eyes Productions to Stage Chicago Premiere of AMOUR This FallBlack Button Eyes Productions to Stage Chicago Premiere of AMOUR This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2016

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago Premiere of the musical AMOUR, with music by Michel Legrand, at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, at 2936 N. Southport Avenue, September 2 - October 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Black Button Eyes Productions' Chicago Premiere of AMOURPhoto Flash: First Look at Black Button Eyes Productions' Chicago Premiere of AMOUR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Black Button Eyes Productions will present the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical AMOUR, with music by Michel Legrand, directed by Ed Rutherford, music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham. AMOUR will play tonight, September 2, through October 8, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Black Button Eyes Productions to Stage Chicago Premiere of AMOUR This FallBlack Button Eyes Productions to Stage Chicago Premiere of AMOUR This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago Premiere of the musical AMOUR, with music by Michel Legrand, at the Athenaeum Theatre in Chicago, at 2936 N. Southport Avenue, September 2 - October 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Button Eyes' AMOUR in Chicago PremierePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Button Eyes' AMOUR in Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical AMOUR, with music by Michel Legrand, directed by Ed Rutherford, music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham. AMOUR will play September 2 - October 8, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character below! (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Takes On A New And Dramatic LookBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Takes On A New And Dramatic Look
by Barry Lenny - Aug 15, 2016

This production has it all. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Button Eyes' AMOUR in Chicago PremierePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Black Button Eyes' AMOUR in Chicago Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Black Button Eyes Productions presents the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical AMOUR, with music by Michel Legrand, directed by Ed Rutherford, music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham. AMOUR will play September 2 - October 8, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. The press opening is Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the stars in character below! (more...)

Charlotte Wakefield And Jos Vantyler Join The UK Tour Of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANGCharlotte Wakefield And Jos Vantyler Join The UK Tour Of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG
by Edward Baker - Aug 3, 2016

Music & Lyrics and West Yorkshire Playhouse are delighted to announce Charlotte Wakefield in the role of Truly Scrumptious and Jos Vantyler in the role of the Childcatcher in the much-loved Sherman Brothers musical CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG, when the production arrives in Edinburgh this October. The tour continues until 4 February 2017. (more...)

South Bend Civic Theatre Calls Artists to Create 2017 Season ArtworkSouth Bend Civic Theatre Calls Artists to Create 2017 Season Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

2017 marks South Bend Civic Theatre's 60th anniversary season. To help us celebrate six decades of community theatre, we are inviting local artists to collaborate with us to create original artwork for six of our productions in the 2017 seasons. (more...)

Broadway Musical AMOUR Now Available for Licensing in the U.S.Broadway Musical AMOUR Now Available for Licensing in the U.S.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Tams-Witmark Music Library is honored to announce that AMOUR, the whimsical Broadway musical from composer Michel Legrand, is now available for licensing for the first time in the United States. (more...)

BWW Blog: Morgan Reynolds of THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour - An Exclusive Look at 8 Months on the Road, Filmed 1 Second Each DayBWW Blog: Morgan Reynolds of THE WIZARD OF OZ Tour - An Exclusive Look at 8 Months on the Road, Filmed 1 Second Each Day
by Guest Blogger: Morgan Reynolds - Jul 18, 2016

THE WIZARD OF OZ NORTH AMERICAN TOUR played its final performance on Sunday, July 17 at the Straz Center in Tampa, FL.  During the tour, Morgan Reynolds (Scarecrow) took fans on a backstage journey down the yellow brick road.  Here is the final installment: An incredible look at 8 months on the road, captured in a second each day.  Check out the video below!  (more...)

BWW Interview: Rachel Womble of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Take the Fox Theatre by StormBWW Interview: Rachel Womble of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Take the Fox Theatre by Storm
by Kiley Gipson - Jun 21, 2016

BWW Interviews: Rachel Womble of THE WIZARD OF OZ to Take the Fox Theatre by Storm (more...)

Cast Announced for Black Button Eyes' AMOUR at Athenaeum TheatreCast Announced for Black Button Eyes' AMOUR at Athenaeum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

?Black Button Eyes Productions is pleased to present the Chicago premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical AMOUR, with music by Michel Legrand, directed by Ed Rutherford, music direction by Nick Sula and choreography by Derek Van Barham. AMOUR will play September 2 - October 8, 2016 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport Ave., in Chicago. Tickets are currently available at amourchicago.com or by calling (773) 935-6875. The press opening is Saturday, September 3 at 7:30 pm.   (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ Beginning TonightFollow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Hall with THE WIZARD OF OZ Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Performing Arts Fort Worth invites you to follow the Yellow Brick Road to Bass Performance Hall for the brand-new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, playing June 7-12. Tickets start at $55 and are on sale now! (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant ShowBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC - A Beautiful Pleasant Show
by Tim Carney - May 23, 2016

The Sound of Music is a timeless classic piece of musical theatre. It spans generations and has brought life and laughter to families for over 50 years. It's a story of human triumph over evil, of love, sacrifice, raising children and of belief. It has all the ingredients for a story to tap into our souls and remind us that in the face of real adversity there is always light, there is always a way to overcome the challenge. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny BursteinPhoto Coverage: Meet the Nominees- FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Danny Burstein
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2016

On May 4, the 2016 Tony nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by an Actor in Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Fiddler on the Roof, Danny Burstein, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

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