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The Arvada Center to Present Creede Rep's THE LAST ROMANCE, 9/26-10/26
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Arvada Center will host the critically acclaimed Creede Repertory Theatre's (CRT) presentation of The Last Romance by Joe DiPietro in the Black Box Theater. Previews are September 26 through 28 at 7:30 p.m. nightly, opening Tuesday, September 30 through October 26. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Leaves DFW in Stitches
by Sara Brown - Sep 17, 2014

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT makes its mark at Bass Hall from now until the 21st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Rousing MEMPHIS at Toby's Proves You Can Do Worse Than Be Formulaic
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Sep 16, 2014

So far as I know, Toby's staging of Memphis: The Musical is the first local production to date in the Baltimore area, certainly one of the first, and a worthy introduction of the show to the region. It seems to have everything that the Broadway show has: fiery, precise dancing, tuneful belting of catchy songs, great period costumes. In other words, a sure-fire great time, as one would expect for a musical that, on Broadway, won the Tony for Best Musical, Best Score, and Best Book. (more...)

First National Tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Coming to the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts 10/14-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announced today that it will welcome the first national tour of Nice Work If You Can Get It to the St. Paul stage Oct. 14-19, 2014. Tickets start at $36 and can be purchased online at www.ordway.org, by phone at 651-224-4222 or in person at the Ordway ticket office. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Beverley Knight & More in Rehearsal for London's MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Rehearsals have now begun for the West End production of hit Broadway musical MEMPHIS, which will have preview performances at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London from 9 October 2014 with Opening Night on 23 October 2014. Winner of four 2010 Tony Awards® including Best Musical, MEMPHIS has a Grammy® Award-winning original score by Bon Jovi founding member David Bryan and book by Joe DiPietro. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alex Enterline, Mariah MacFarlane & Company in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane star as wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and feisty bootlegger Billie Bendix, respectively, in the national tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. The tour launched September 2 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas, TX. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour Launches Today in Dallas
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane star as wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and feisty bootlegger Billie Bendix, respectively, in the national tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. The tour launches today, September 2, at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. (more...)

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre Presents OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, 9/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Fort Wayne Civic Theatre presents OVER THE RIVER AND THROUGH THE WOODS, by Joe DiPietro September 12-28 at 8pm with Sunday matinees at 2pm (no Sunday evening shows). Performed at the Parkview Physicians Group ArtsLab Black Box (300 E. Main Street in Downtown Fort Wayne). (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT to Launch National Tour in North Texas Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, the award-winning musical comedy that played Broadway from 2012-2013, will launch its national tour in North Texas next month. The tour kicks off at the Music Hall at Fair Park September 2-14, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. Then the tour rolls into Fort Worth, where it'll play at Bass Performance Hall September 16-21, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane Set to Lead NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT Tour; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Casting and dates have been announced for the upcoming national tour of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT. Alex Enterline and Mariah MacFarlane will star as wealthy playboy Jimmy Winter and feisty bootlegger Billie Bendix, respectively. The tour will launch September 2 at the Music Hall at Fair Park in Dallas. (more...)

NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour to Play Long Center, 10/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

The Long Center is kicking off its 2014-15 Broadway Season with 'Nice Work If You Can Get It,' one of two Broadway shows in the Long Center Presents Season that are brand new to Austin audiences! 'Nice Work If You Can Get It' runs October 1 and 2 in Dell Hall. Tickets are on sale now and start at $29. (more...)

The Arvada Center to Open 38th Season with MEMPHIS, 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Arvada Center for the Arts and Humanities will open its 38th theater season with the musical Memphis directed by Rod A. Lansberry, on Tuesday, September 9. Memphis is written by Joe DiPietro (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change and All Shook Up) and features music and lyrics by Bon Jovi keyboardist David Bryan Performances are Tuesday - Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m., through September 28. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Joe Pietro's CLEVER LITTLE LIES Starring Marlo Thomas Heading to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

Michael Riedel reports that a new play by Memphis scribe and Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro may be heading to Broadway later this year. (more...)

Kevin Kern, Sara Jean Ford & More to Lead Industry Reading of New David Austin Musical FINISHING ARTHUR DANBY, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

David Austin's original new musical, Finishing Arthur Danby, will receive an NYC industry reading Sunday August 3. This is the latest effort from the rising star and composer of the new musical Beaches, which received its world premier in DC earlier this year. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

Tickets to ELF & NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Mesa Arts Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The 2014-15 Broadway on Center Series, presented at Mesa Arts Center in partnership with WestCoast Entertainment, brings three exciting national touring Broadway productions to Mesa: Elf the Musical, a hilarious Christmas favorite based on the 2003 New Line Cinema movie hit; Camelot, one of theater's most legendary musicals; and Nice Work If You Can Get It, the high-stepping extravaganza that was nominated for 10 Tony Awards, including Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at I LOVE YOU YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE on Battersea Barge
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

David Ribi, Nic Kyle, Sarah Goggin and Chloe Taylor will star in the London production, which is to be staged on the romantic location of The Battersea Barge, moored on the banks of the River Thames near Battersea Power Station. (more...)

Renee Fleming Stars in Williamstown Theatre Festival's LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival welcomes Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of LIVING ON LOVE, opening today, July 16, and continuing through the 26th. This World Premiere by Joe DiPietro and Garson Kanin is based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

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