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STAGE TUBE: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Tour Covers the Beach Boys at Segerstrom Center
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

Before the cast of Jersey Boys left Segerstrom Center last Sunday, July 13, they recorded a song that to them represents SoCal...a Beach Boys cover of 'Don't Worry Baby'. Check it out below! (more...)

Stephen Webb, Sam Ferriday and Lewis Griffiths Join JERSEY BOYS UK and Irish Tour - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

Webb, Ferriday and Griffiths Join Driesen In JERSEY BOYS UK Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The producers of the UK and Irish tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, are delighted to announce the full cast joining previously announced West End star Tim Driesen as Frankie Valli. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Stars of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN in New Promo!
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - ON THE TOWN! Below, check out a promo for the show filmed throughout New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: FOX's SYTYCD Opens with Iconic Number from Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

On The Town choreographer Joshua Bergasse choreographed a performance of the show's iconic opening number, 'New York, New York,' featuring the Top 20 finalists. (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Offer Role to Winner of FOX's SYTYCD Season 11!
by TV News Desk - Jul 03, 2014

Broadway's ON THE TOWN and FOX's 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE' are teaming up to offer the winner of Season 11 a role in this fall's highly anticipated Broadway revival, marking an exciting new addition to the TV series' prize. (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves Go Overboard in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

ON THE TOWN, the musical comedy love letter to New York City, is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The show's star trio Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves has disembarked in New York City and took to the streets today in uniform -- check out photos (via Instagram) of their tour of the city below! (more...)

Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley Join Cast of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The producers of ON THE TOWN announced today that Megan Fairchild(New York City Ballet Principal Dancer), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Elizabeth Stanley (Company) will join the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony AwardŽ for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash'). Fairchild, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will make her Broadway debut playing 'Ivy Smith'. Umphress will play 'Hildy' and Stanley will play 'Claire', both reprising their performances from last summer's acclaimed Barrington Stage production. (more...)

CONNECTICUT CRITICS CIRCLE Announces Nominations for 2013-2014 Season
by Lauren Yarger - Jun 16, 2014

A reception at 6:30 precedes the ceremony, which will begin at 7:30. All are welcome to attend the free event, which is fast becoming the theater-networking event in the state. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour Coming to Center for the Performing Arts, 7/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, welcomes the South Bay premiere of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, performing at the Center for the Performing Arts in San Jose for one week only - July 15 - 20, 2014. (more...)

Tim Driesen to Lead JERSEY BOYS UK Tour; Additional Dates Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Further dates have been announced for the UK tour of the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS, currently taking the tour through to August 2015, with further dates still to be added. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS National Tour to Return to DPAC in April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Dates have been announced for the Triangle return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to the Triangle to play DPAC on April 7 through April 12, 2015. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces Return of JERSEY BOYS to Cadillac Palace Theatre, May 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Chicago to play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for the first time May 12 through May 24, 2015. (more...)

Broadway's MOTHERS AND SONS Parters with 30/30 Project & Construction For Change; Talkback Set for 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2014

The Tony-nominated new Broadway play Mothers and Sons has announced that the production has partnered with the 30/30 Project and Construction for Change. Julie Lewis, 30-year HIV Survivor and mother to Grammy-winner Ryan Lewis, founded the 30/30 Project, which seeks to bring healthcare facilities to communities impacted by HIV/AIDS, as well as offering comprehensive healthcare. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Continues Talkback Series with Huffington Post Gay Voices Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will continue to offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices. Part 2 is set for tonight, May 28, at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). Tonight's talkback will focus on the AIDS Quilt with panelists Julie Rhoad (CEO of the Names Project/AIDS Quilt), Anne Balsamo (Names Project Board Member & Dean of New School Media Studies), Lynn Sinelli (AIDS Quilt panel maker), and Jay Lesiger (Owner of Chelsea Pines Inn & Sponsor of the AIDS Quilt Display in the Golden Lobby). (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS to Continue Talkback Series with Huffington Post Gay Voices, 5/21 & 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally has announced today that it will continue to offer a series of post-show talkbacks in conjunction with the Huffington Post Gay Voices on two consecutive Wednesday evenings (5/21 & 5/28) at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Clyde Alves to Play Sailors in ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Jay Armstrong Johnson (New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd, Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), and Clyde Alves (Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It) will play the roles of 'Gabey,' 'Chip,' and 'Ozzie' - the sailors on 24-hour shore leave who take on the Big Apple in the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash'). Yazbeck, Johnson, and Alves will reprise their performances from last summer's acclaimed Barrington Stage production. Yazbeck first thrilled audiences with his portrayal of 'Gabey' in John Rando's presentation of ON THE TOWN at City Center Encores in 2008. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS' Tyne Daly, Bobby Steggert and Terrence McNally Set for 2014 AIDS Walk New York, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

The Tony-nominated new Broadway play Mothers and Sons is proud to announce that the production has partnered with the 29th Annual AIDS Walk New York, the east coast's first and the world's largest AIDS fundraising event, on Sunday, May 18th. Four-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally will be a speaker during the opening ceremony, and Tony Award nominee Bobby Steggert will sing 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Rogers and Hammerstein's Carousel. There will also be a special appearance by Tony and 6-time Emmy Award-winner Tyne Daly. (more...)

MOTHERS AND SONS Partners with Tyler Clementi Foundation for Talk Out Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

The new Broadway play Mothers and Sons from 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, now playing at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street), welcomes co-founder of The Tyler Clementi Foundation, Jane Clementi, who will be joined by Tony Award winning producer Paul Boskind (The Normal Heart) for a special post-show "Talk Out" discussion following tonight's, Wednesday, May 14th, evening performance. Jane Clementi is the mother of Tyler Clementi, the Rutgers University student whose suicide opened up an international dialogue about the bullying of LGBT youth. Since Tyler's death, the Clementi family has worked tirelessly to promote new stories of inclusion, dignity and acceptance for vulnerable youth and their families as way to honor the memory of their son, brother and friend. The discussion will begin shortly after Wednesday evening's 7pm performance, and all audience members are welcome to participate. Tickets for this and all performances are now on sale at www.MothersAndSonsBroadway.com. (more...)

Breaking News: It's a Helluva Town! ON THE TOWN Sets Opening Night for 10/16 at Lyric Theatre; Previews Begin 9/20
by BWW Special Coverage - May 09, 2014

Tickets for the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN - the musical-comedy love letter to New York City - are now available exclusively to Audience Rewards members through Sunday, May 11 (www.audiencerewards.com). Beginning Monday, May 12, tickets will be available for purchasewith a special pre-sale code sent to Ticketmaster customers. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on Monday, May 19 and will be available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

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