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Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!STAGE TUBE: 'Suddenly, Seymour!' Ellen Greene and Jake Gyllenhaal Perform LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Duet at ENCORES!
by Stage Tube - Aug 30, 2015

Suddenly, footage! BroadwayWorld has procured part of a recording from this summer's ENCORES! production of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Below, watch stars Jake Gyllenhaal and Ellen Greene sing the sweet duet, 'Suddenly, Seymour.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: An Audrey for the Ages- Watch Ellen Greene Sing from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!STAGE TUBE: An Audrey for the Ages- Watch Ellen Greene Sing from LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

Just last month, Jake Gyllenhaal, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, and more took the stage with original Little Shop of Horrors star Ellen Greene to perform in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's classic musical. Below, check out a clip of Greene as she performs Audrey's classic Act 1 ballad, 'Somewhere That's Green.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dick Scanlan Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Encores! Off-Center's Epic LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!BWW Exclusive: Dick Scanlan Takes Us Behind the Scenes of Encores! Off-Center's Epic LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

Dick Scanlan directed the epic event and he shared (exclusively with BroadwayWorld) some behind the scenes photos from both the rehearsals and performances. Plus, read below to check out his 'gratitude list,' which reveals details about how the show was cast! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/30/2015 - 7/7/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 6/30/2015 - 7/7/2015
by - Jul 7, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/30/2015 - 7/7/2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Quickie Trip to the Mothership for a Dose of Amazing!BWW Reviews: A Quickie Trip to the Mothership for a Dose of Amazing!
by Jay Irwin - Jul 5, 2015

Dear readers, it had been about a year since my previous trip back to the Mothership (a.k.a. New York) and I felt it was time for a recharge of my Broadway batteries, even if it could only be a quickie. Well let me tell you there is plenty of awesome happening out there to catch. Now I only caught five of them but they were all amazing. Granted, I did pick from the cream of the crop of recent award winners and high profile shows but that only means that I can give a collective WOW to them all with my three letter rating system. Let's take a look at my whirlwind journey. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 27- July 2THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 27- July 2
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2015

Scrolling frantically through Little Shop of Horrors pictures? Getting ready to see some musicals for 4th of July? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Greene Glimmers in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW Reviews: Greene Glimmers in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Michael Dale - Jul 3, 2015

Ellen Greene doesn't just reprise her iconic performances as Audrey, she deepens it. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Company Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman,Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the openning night party below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSReview Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam & More Take Opening Night Bows for Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!Photo Coverage: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam & More Take Opening Night Bows for Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman,Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the first curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Suppertime! First Look at Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSPhoto Flash: Suppertime! First Look at Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Ken Fallin - Jul 1, 2015

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, and Beth Malone in Fun Home! (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Julie Taymor's Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Makes Its New York PremierePhoto Coverage: Julie Taymor's Magical A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Makes Its New York Premiere
by Walter McBride - Jun 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld was on the scene this week alongside Julie Taymor, Reeve Carney, Helen Mirren, Anne Hathaway and numerous others on the opening night of A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM. In partnership with A Theatre for a New Audience, acclaimed Broadway director, Julie Taymor presents a re-imagined A Midsummer Night's Dream.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn Receives Sardi's Caricature!Photo Coverage: FUN HOME's Judy Kuhn Receives Sardi's Caricature!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 3, 2015

The beloved Broadway tradition continued yesterday as Sardi's (234 West 44th Street) added a caricature of four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn to its walls, with an unveiling celebration hosted by Tony Award-winner and Fun Home co-star, Michael Cerveris. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below!  (more...)

Eddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSEddie Cooper & Joe Grifasi Will Join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal & Taran Killam in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi will join the previously announced Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. Eddie Cooper replaces his father Chuck Cooper, who will be starring in the upcoming Broadway musical Amazing Grace. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick & More Attend 15th Annual Monte Cristo AwardsPhoto Flash: Nathan Lane, Matthew Broderick & More Attend 15th Annual Monte Cristo Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Nathan Lane was honored last night at The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's 15th Annual Monte Cristo Awards at the Edison Ballroom in New York City. Lane received the Monte Cristo Award in recognition of his outstanding achievements and contributions to the American theater. Check out a look back below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Carmen de Lavellade Remembers it WellBWW Reviews: Carmen de Lavellade Remembers it Well
by Rose Marija - Mar 3, 2015

The opening night of Carmen de Lavellade's As I Remember It at the Baryshnikov Arts Center on February 19, 2015, was electric. De Lavellade was on fire. (more...)

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