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LITTLE DANCER's Tiler Peck to Join Broadway's ON THE TOWN For Six Shows Next WeekLITTLE DANCER's Tiler Peck to Join Broadway's ON THE TOWN For Six Shows Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' in the new Broadway revival of On The Town this March for six performances only, while her fellow New York City Ballet principal dancer, and sister-in law, Megan Fairchild is on vacation. Peck will play the role at the following performances: March 3rd at 7pm, March 4th at 2pm and 8pm, March 14th at 2pm and 8pm, and March 15th at 3pm. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves and Peter Sellars to Receive Honorary Doctorates from Juilliard, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Juilliard School will confer honorary doctorates on five remarkable artists during its 110th Commencement Ceremony on Friday, May 22, 2015 at 11 a.m. in Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center (Broadway at 65th Street, New York City). Suzanne Farrell, Nicholas Hytner, Murray Perahia, Dianne Reeves, and Peter Sellars will be honored at Juilliard's May 2015 Commencement Ceremony. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre's 75th Anniversary Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' 'FORUM,' THE LAST 5 YEARS & MoreHillbarn Theatre's 75th Anniversary Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' 'FORUM,' THE LAST 5 YEARS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Following a record-breaking 2014-15 season, Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, announced last night the six productions that will comprise the lineup for its 75th Anniversary season, 'Dare to Dream.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Dancin' Man Christopher Gattelli Shares Plans for His Broadway Return- THE KING AND I!BWW Interview: Dancin' Man Christopher Gattelli Shares Plans for His Broadway Return- THE KING AND I!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 21, 2015

Gattelli recently took a break from rehearsals to chat with BroadwayWorld about bringing Robbins' choreography back to the stage, how it translates into a 2015 revival, and so much more . Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 SeasonBWW Preview: Spinning Tree Theatre Announces 2015 - 2016 Season
by Steve Wilson - Feb 19, 2015

Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City announced their 2015-2016 season schedule, which includes two plays and two musicals. The season will premiere Spinning Trees first dance musical. Venues and dates for the 2015-2016 season are to be announced later. The production company is currently searching for a permanent home, after four years of renting venues in the Kansas City area. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Festa, Belinda Allyn and More in Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Flash: First Look at Anthony Festa, Belinda Allyn and More in Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Riverside Theatre's production of West Side Story runs now through Sunday, March 15th on the Stark Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Sets Five of Six 2015-2016 Mainstage Season ProductionsActors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre Sets Five of Six 2015-2016 Mainstage Season Productions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Actors' Playhouse is proud to announce five of six productions selected for 2015 - 2016, a season that will mark the company's 28th anniversary as a regional theatre company and its 20th year at the Miracle Theatre. (more...)

SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Winner to Join Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWNSO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Winner to Join Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

The new Broadway revival of On The Town will welcome 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE' winner and 'America's Favorite Dancer' Ricky Ubeda to the cast beginning February 27, 2015 for a limited engagement through April 26, 2015. (more...)

Riverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Anthony Festa, Opens TonightRiverside Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Anthony Festa, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Riverside Theatre's production of West Side Story has been extended for an additional eight performances. Originally scheduled to perform from tonight, February 17th to Sunday, March 8th, the production will now close on Sunday, March 15th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe THE KING AND I- Watch Just-Released TV Spot!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe THE KING AND I- Watch Just-Released TV Spot!
by Stage Tube - Feb 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater will soon present Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, which will feature a cast led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam). Featuring direction by Bartlett Sher, it will begin previews Thursday, March 12 and open on Thursday, April 16 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Check out a just-released TV spot for the Broadway-bound show below! (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begins 3/13Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Begins 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick-area's only year-round producing theatre, will welcome the return of a classic musical that holds a special place in the hearts of theatergoers. Fiddler on the Roof first appeared on the Way Off Broadway stage during the 2006 Season. That production broke box office records for the theatre and to this day, audiences still ask when the show will return. Beginning on Friday, March 13th, Fiddler on the Roof will make its return to Way Off Broadway with a new staging for the spring. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Announces First Out of House Production: WEST SIDE STORY at the Artscape Opera House!The Fugard Theatre Announces First Out of House Production: WEST SIDE STORY at the Artscape Opera House!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Five years on from its official opening in February 2010, the Fugard Theatre announces its first out of house production. In July of this year, Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre will proudly present a grand-scale four week season of Leonard Bernstein, Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim's musical theatre masterpiece WEST SIDE STORY, based on a conception of Jerome Robbins. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NYCB Dancers Prove Their Worth in ALL BACHBWW Reviews: NYCB Dancers Prove Their Worth in ALL BACH
by Aaron Fallon - Feb 16, 2015

What determines an artistic institution's longevity? How does such an institution thrive after the social, political, and economic forces that engendered it have disappeared? Museums, orchestras, theater and dance companies face these questions as they struggle to succeed in the cultural Darwinism that determines their survival. Some succeed. Others don't. New York City Ballet is a notable success story. (more...)

Arizona Broadway Theatre's Season 11 Lineup to Feature WEST SIDE STORY, ROMEO AND JULIET, CAROUSEL, and MoreArizona Broadway Theatre's Season 11 Lineup to Feature WEST SIDE STORY, ROMEO AND JULIET, CAROUSEL, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

Arizona Broadway Theatre (ABT) recently announced its Season 11 lineup to a packed house of invited donors and season subscribers. The eight full-scale productions will appear on the ABT Mainstage for the 2015-2016 season October 2015 through September 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/14/15- WEST SIDE STORYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/14/15- WEST SIDE STORY
by Stage Tube - Feb 14, 2015

Today in 1980, the first Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY opened at the Minskoff Theatre, where it ran for 333 performances. West Side Story is an American musical with a book by Arthur Laurents, music by Leonard Bernstein, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and conception and choreography by Jerome Robbins. It was inspired by William Shakespeare's play Romeo and Juliet. Set in New York City in the mid-1950s, the musical explores the rivalry between the Jets and the Sharks, two teenage street gangs of different ethnic backgrounds. Bernstein's score for the musical has become extremely popular; it includes 'Something's Coming', 'Maria', 'America', 'Somewhere', 'Tonight', 'Jet Song', 'I Feel Pretty', 'A Boy Like That', 'One Hand, One Heart', 'Gee, Officer Krupke' and 'Cool'. (more...)

The Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial CelebrationThe Old Globe to Celebrate Its 80th Anniversary at Balboa Park Centennial Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The Old Globe will celebrate its 80th Anniversary as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration with a full roster of great plays in its regular season and a Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, along with our popular ongoing programs. (more...)

London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les MisÚrables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music, Marry Me A Little, The Light Princess) join the previously announced Christine Baranski (Into The Woods, The Good Wife, Mamma Mia), Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Chicago) Anita Harris (Carry On Doctor & Follow That Camel, Cats), Ruthie Henshall (original Roxy in Chicago, Les MisÚrables), Roy Hudd (Fagan in Oliver!, Coronation Street, Good Old Days) and Russell Watson (the UK's best selling classical artist ever; winner of four Classical BRIT awards), in Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28London Philharmonic to Host a Bevy of Stars in FOLLIES IN CONCERT, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Jennifer Coolidge (American Pie, Legally Blonde, 2 Broke Girls), Alexander Hanson (Stephen Ward the Musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, A Little Night Music) and Stefanie Powers (Hart to Hart, The Girl From U.N.C.L.E) with Alistair Brammer (Miss Saigon, War Horse, Les MisÚrables) and Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music, Marry Me A Little, The Light Princess) join the previously announced Christine Baranski (Into The Woods, The Good Wife, Mamma Mia), Anita Dobson (EastEnders, Chicago) Anita Harris (Carry On Doctor & Follow That Camel, Cats), Ruthie Henshall (original Roxy in Chicago, Les MisÚrables), Roy Hudd (Fagan in Oliver!, Coronation Street, Good Old Days) and Russell Watson (the UK's best selling classical artist ever; winner of four Classical BRIT awards), in Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall. (more...)

The Joyce Theater to Host Second Annual Joyce UNLEASHED in NYCThe Joyce Theater to Host Second Annual Joyce UNLEASHED in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The Joyce Theater, under the executive direction of Linda Shelton, announces the second installment of Joyce UNLEASHED, a collection of cutting-edge performances presented outside its historic Chelsea home, taking place this March at New York Live Arts (219 West 19th Street, between Seventh and Eighth Avenues). On March 17, choreographers Netta Yerushalmy and Hillel Kogan will each present acclaimed works, and on March 20 and 21, the program will be an award-winning piece by Yossi Berg and Oded Graf. Tickets are $20 and are available at tickets.newyorklivearts.org or by calling (212) 924-0077. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Stuns in All Bach EveningBWW Reviews: NEW YORK CITY BALLET Stuns in All Bach Evening
by Jessica Abejar - Feb 12, 2015

As a part of its Hear the Dance program for the Winter 2015 season, the New York City Ballet presented two pieces featuring compositions by Johann Sebastian Bach. They were choreographed by the Company's most renowned choreographers, George Balanchine and Jerome Robbins. With minimal set and costume designs, the evening allowed for music and dance to take flight, leaving the audience at the David H. Koch Theater at Lincoln Center in awe as they watched Bach's music come to life in a pure dance experience. (more...)

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