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FUNNY GIRL and More Set for Segal Centre's 2015-16 SeasonFUNNY GIRL and More Set for Segal Centre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts today announced the programming for its 2015-2016 Theatre Season. Artistic and Executive Director Lisa Rubin invites audiences to discover seven spectacular Montreal premieres starting next fall with a rare production of the showbiz musical FUNNY GIRL by Jule Styne and Bob Merrill. (more...)

New Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Close George Street Playhouse's SeasonNew Musical ERNEST SHACKLETON LOVES ME to Close George Street Playhouse's Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint have announced that a new musical, Ernest Shackleton Loves Me, will close their current season, bowing April 22 and running through May 17, 2015. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre Presents OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODSPhoenix Theatre Presents OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Phoenix Theatre presents OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS by Joe DiPietro and directed by Christine Mosere. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Theatre Southwest's OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODSPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Theatre Southwest's OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Theatre Southwest presents 'Over The River And Through the Woods' by Joe DiPietro, April 10 - May 2, 2015, directed by David Hymel. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/24/15- ALL SHOOK UP!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/24/15- ALL SHOOK UP!
by Stage Tube - Mar 24, 2015

Today in 2005, All Shook Up opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 213 performances.All Shook Up is a jukebox musical with Elvis Presley music, with a book by Joe DiPietro. The story is based on William Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Directed by Christopher Ashley, with choreography by Ken Roberson, the original Broadway cast included Cheyenne Jackson (Chad), Jenn Gambatese (Natalie Haller/'Ed'), and Jonathan Hadary (Jim Haller). (more...)

Breaking News: Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert & More Will Lead All-Star Cast of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill PlayhouseBreaking News: Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert & More Will Lead All-Star Cast of EVER AFTER at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced complete casting for the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. (more...)

Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE Offering Specially Priced Tickets to First Three PerformancesBroadway's LIVING ON LOVE Offering Specially Priced Tickets to First Three Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Though the new screwball Broadway comedy Living on Love begins performances on April Fools' Day, it's no joke that the play's producers are offering $19.57 tickets, including a LIMITED number of orchestra and mezzanine seats, at the first three performances only, April 1 through April 3. The special ticket price is a nod to the setting for the play - the glamorous world of New York City in 1957 when music, culture, & style reigned supreme. (more...)

VIDEO: Jerry O'Connell Talks New Broadway Comedy LIVING ON LOVE on 'Live'VIDEO: Jerry O'Connell Talks New Broadway Comedy LIVING ON LOVE on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Jerry O'Connell stopped by today's "LIVE' to chat with Michael Strahan and co-host Taraji P. Henson about the Broadway play LIVING ON LOVE (more...)

ALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 SeasonALL THE WAY, LIVING ON LOVE, JOSEPHINE Premiere and More Set for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Today, March 16, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their highly anticipated 2015-16 seasons with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. (more...)

Retitled ALL SHOOK UP to Tour UK Under New Name LOVE ME TENDERRetitled ALL SHOOK UP to Tour UK Under New Name LOVE ME TENDER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group have announced the UK tour of 'LOVE ME TENDER' - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Street Theatre Company's MEMPHISBWW Reviews: Street Theatre Company's MEMPHIS
by Cara Richardson - Mar 16, 2015

Street Theatre Company has brought a little bit of Memphis to Music City with their production of Memphis: The Musical. The show opened Friday night at Street Theatre Company's new location, Bailey Middle School. This is the first regional production in Tennessee since the touring Broadway production ended. (more...)

Beware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare ShowtunesBeware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 15, 2015

'If music be the food of love, play on.' Even before the invention of the musical comedy (more on that later), William Shakespeare knew the importance of music in telling stories on stage. For our March feature, my colleague Jeff Walker and I thought that instead of marking the Ides of March with songs about murder, betrayal, and fate, we would focus on the synergy between showtunes and Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Flash: LIVING ON LOVE's Renee Fleming Honored with Cross of the Order of MeritPhoto Flash: LIVING ON LOVE's Renee Fleming Honored with Cross of the Order of Merit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

American soprano Renee Fleming has been awarded the Cross of the Order of Merit by President of the Federal Republic of Germany Joachim Gauck, for her 'outstanding work in German-American relations.' The award is the only federal decoration given by Germany. It was be presented at a private reception at the New York residence of the Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany, Brita Wagener, last night, Thursday, March 12. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Street Theatre Company's MEMPHIS THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Street Theatre Company's MEMPHIS THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 13, 2015

Photographer Kenn Stilger and Heavnly Perspective Photography have captured some gorgeous photographic images of Street Theatre Company's production of Memphis the Musical, which opens at Bailey STEM Middle School in Nashville tonight. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 7-13THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 7-13
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 13, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of the 10th annual BROADWAY BACKWARDS, a sneak peek of 'The Untold Story of The Sound of Music' with Julie Andrews, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill Playhouse, and more! (more...)

Riverside Theatre to Present MEMPHIS, 4/7-26Riverside Theatre to Present MEMPHIS, 4/7-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Riverside Theatre's celebrated 2014-2015 Season comes to a close with Memphis, the rollicking new musical that took Broadway by storm. Memphis performs on the Stark Stage from April 7 - 26, 2015 and is sponsored by Dick & Rosemary Haverland, John & Marilyn McConnell, Ray & Sonia McGowan, and Bobbie Olsen along with Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers. Memphis is produced in association with the Walnut Street Theatre in Philadelphia. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE- Renée Fleming & More!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE- Renée Fleming & More!
by Walter McBride - Mar 13, 2015

Broadway's newest comedy Living on Love, written by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall, begins previews on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Opening night is Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld was there for the big day! (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Lauren Frances Johnson from STC'S MEMPHISTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Lauren Frances Johnson from STC'S MEMPHIS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 13, 2015

This week the spotlight shines on Lauren Frances Johnson, who has made her mark in Music City, performing on stages all over town and sharing the remarkable talents that have won her legions of followers. Charming and gorgeous, she has stage presence to spare and tonight, as she opens as Felicia Farrell in Street Theatre Company's production of Memphis the Musical, she's destined to command the stage like nobody's business! (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE Preps for Previews- Meet the Company!BWW TV: Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE Preps for Previews- Meet the Company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2015

Broadway's newest comedy Living on Love, written by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall, begins previews on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Opening night is Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full gang. Check out what they had to say about the new musical below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE!FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE!
by Walter McBride - Mar 12, 2015

Broadway's newest comedy Living on Love, written by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall, begins previews on Wednesday, April 1, 2015. Opening night is Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you a photo preview from the special event below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

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