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Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31Tickets to BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury at National Theatre On Sale 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

ickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Play Final Performance TodayLADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL to Play Final Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, starring Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, plays its final performance today, October 5th, 2014. The production will have played 193 performances upon closing. (more...)

Simon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourSimon Jones to Join Angela Lansbury in BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

The producers of the North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT announced today that Simon Jones ("Hitchhiker's Guide, The Real Thing) will return to the role of Dr Bradman, which he performed during the sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9Angela Lansbury to Star in BLITHE SPIRIT at the Ahmanson, Beginning December 9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in an exciting North American tour to be launched at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre. (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?AMERICAN PSYCHO to Open on Broadway in Fall 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Now according to the New York Times, steps are being made to bring the show straight to Broadway in Fall 2015. Act 4 founder, David Johnson told NYT that the arrangements with Second Stage "just weren't in the best interests of the production and its continuing life." He also acknowledged that Broadway producers Jeffrey Richards and Jerry Frankel were amongst "several theater professionals" who advised that the new musical should move straight to Broadway. Both of which are currently in talks to be lead producers for the Broadway run. Richards told NYT: "I just felt the proposal by Second Stage was something that did not serve the best interests of the production. I heard from other producers that they also spoke with Act 4. We were all asked for advice, and we gave it. I saw 'American Psycho' in London, and I thought it was terrific." (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour with Angela Lansbury to Play National Theatre in 2015BLITHE SPIRIT National Tour with Angela Lansbury to Play National Theatre in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony AwardŽ-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. Tickets will go on sale Friday, October 31. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Will Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside; North American Tour to Launch this Year in Los Angeles!Angela Lansbury Will Bring BLITHE SPIRIT Stateside; North American Tour to Launch this Year in Los Angeles!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. (more...)

Henry VIII in New York? WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES in Talks for Broadway TransfersHenry VIII in New York? WOLF HALL and BRING UP THE BODIES in Talks for Broadway Transfers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Following a sell-out run at the RSC's Swan Theatre, Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies are currently playing in the West End at the Aldwych Theatre, and according to the New York Times, they might travel across the pond soon! (more...)

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Will Celebrate National Grandparents Day on 9/7YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Will Celebrate National Grandparents Day on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

This Sunday, September 7th is National Grandparents Day. To celebrate the day, producers of You Can't Take It With You, which stars James Earl Jones as one of the most famous grandpas of the stage - Grandpa Martin Vanderhof, announce they will be honoring grandparents who have purchased tickets to see the 3 p.m. matinee. (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Takes Hiatus Prior to Final Weeks of PerformancesLADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Takes Hiatus Prior to Final Weeks of Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

After a one-week hiatus, six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald will return to Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill and begin the final four weeks of performances starting Tuesday, September 9th, 2014. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XMJason Robert Brown & Kelli O'Hara to Open Up About THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY on Sirius XM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Tune in to SiriusXM Radio 'On Broadway' Channel 72 on Labor Day (Monday, September 1) at 12:00 pm EST for an exclusive broadcast on the Original Broadway Cast Recording of this year's 'Best Score' Tony Award winner, The Bridges of Madison County from Ghostlight Records. The special program will feature never-before-heard song-by-song commentary from the show's three-time Tony-winning composer and lyricist Jason Robert Brown and leading lady Kelli O'Hara. An encore presentation will air at 8:00 pm EST. SiriusXM is available on radios, in vehicles, online and via apps for mobile devices. A free listening trial is available at www.siriusxm.com. (more...)

Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Sets Student Rush PolicyBroadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Sets Student Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

The producers of Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy You Can't Take It With You announce a student rush policy. A limited number of student rush tickets, which are subject to availability, can be purchased with a valid student ID at the box office of The Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) when the box office opens for the day of the performance on a first come first served basis. The box office of opens at 10am Monday through Saturday, and at noon on Sunday. Student rush tickets are $30 each (includes facilities fee) and are limited to one (1) ticket per valid student ID. (more...)

Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!Breaking: Brand-New Production of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS Coming to Broadway; Rob Ashford to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Those foot-stopping aggies, those friendly ladies of the night (and day), Miss Mona, Sherriff Ed Earl Dodd, the side-stepping Governor, and master media manipulator Melvin P. Thorpe will populate Broadway in the brand-new production of the Larry L. King - Pete Masterson - Carol Hall musical The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. (more...)

Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL with Audra McDonald Announces Final ExtensionBroadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL with Audra McDonald Announces Final Extension
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, has announced that it will extend its limited engagement for a final time through October 5th, 2014. (more...)

Adopt a Kitten From Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!Adopt a Kitten From Broadway's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You and The Humane Society of New York are pleased to announce a new partnership to support the adoption of kittens that will be used in the show. The kittens will be replaced periodically throughout the run as they outgrow their roles. (more...)

LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Remains at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums ChartLADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Remains at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

The original cast recording of Broadway's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill continues to hold on to it's Number One spot on the Cast Album chart, according to Billboard.com (more...)

Audra McDonald-Led LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Recoups InvestmentAudra McDonald-Led LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL Recoups Investment
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The producers of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill, the musical play starring record breaking six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, just announced that the production in now in profits, after recouping its initial investment of $2.6 million. (more...)

Audra McDonald Breaks Billboard Records with LADY DAY Album!Audra McDonald Breaks Billboard Records with LADY DAY Album!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

PS Classics' Original Broadway Cast Recording of Audra McDonald in Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill topped four of the Billboard Charts in its first week of release: #1 in Cast Albums, #1 in Jazz, #1 in Traditional Jazz and #1 in Heatseekers. According to Billboard, the album is McDonald's highest-charting solo release ever. (more...)

Johanna Day, Will Brill, Fran Kranz & More Join Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway RevivalJohanna Day, Will Brill, Fran Kranz & More Join Cast of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce more cast members for the production which begins rehearsals on Monday, July 21st. The cast will include: Will Brill (Act One) as Ed Carmichael, Fran Kranz (Death of a Salesman) as Tony Kirby, Johanna Day (August: Osage County) as Mrs. Kirby, Nick Corley (The Mystery of Edwin Drood), Austin Durant (War Horse) and Joe Tapper (Witnessed By The World, 59 E 59) as the three G-Men as well as Barrett Doss, Ned Noyes, Pippa Pearthree as understudies. The complete and final cast list will be announced next week. (more...)

Elizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOUElizabeth Ashley & Byron Jennings Join Starry Broadway Revival of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Producers of the upcoming Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play You Can't Take It With You announce that Tony Award winner Elizabeth Ashley (Take Her, She's Mine, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Gore Vidal's The Best Man) joins the production in the role of The Grand Duchess Olga and Byron Jennings (The Merchant of Venice, Inherit the Wind) joins in the role of Mr. Kirby. (more...)

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