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WICKED Announces $25 Ticket Lottery; Runs 3/11-29 at the Arsht CenterWICKED Announces $25 Ticket Lottery; Runs 3/11-29 at the Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County with performances starting Wednesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 29. (more...)

Joe Pantoliano to Appear in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, 3/26-4/12Joe Pantoliano to Appear in GREAT KILLS at Theater for the New City, 3/26-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

'Great Kills' by Tom Diriwachter is a darkly comic tale of a get-rich-quick scheme in Staten Island that goes awry. Theater for the New City (TNC) will present the play's debut run March 26 to April 12, featuring Joe Pantoliano (who is noted for his starring roles on Broadway, film and TV), Robert Homeyer and Peter Welch. Jonathan Weber directs. (more...)

THE LAST SHIP Company Reunites in Concert Tonight at 54 BelowTHE LAST SHIP Company Reunites in Concert Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

THE LAST SHIP played its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24, but fans still have another chance to catch the cast in action. Tonight, March 2 (9:30PM), they will reunite at 54 Below for 'Songs in the Quay of Life: THE LAST SHIP Company in Concert.' The original cast and band will celebrate their run with an eclectic evening themed around seafaring songs. Proceeds will go to support Wallsend Boys Club in the north of England, which was founded by shipbuilders. (more...)

Chicago Company of MTC & Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY Will Reprise Roles on Broadway; Julie White Joins Cast!Chicago Company of MTC & Steppenwolf's AIRLINE HIGHWAY Will Reprise Roles on Broadway; Julie White Joins Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Lynne Meadow and Barry Grove have announced initial Broadway casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's presentation of Steppenwolf Theatre Company's production of Airline Highway, the new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Lisa D'Amour (Detroit), directed by two-time Tony Award winner Joe Mantello (Casa Valentina, Take Me Out). (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in AtlantaBWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta
by Sally Henry - Feb 25, 2015

If crowd appeal is any indication of a show's worth, Wicked is a multimillion-dollar treasure. WICKED's second national tour, 'The Munchkinland Tour,' flew into the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 18 to play a 3-week engagement, marking the show's fourth engagement at the historic Atlanta venue. Not surprisingly, this production did not disappoint. (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at ASU Gammage on Sale 3/30Tickets to WICKED at ASU Gammage on Sale 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Tempe's ASU Gammage. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at the ASU Gammage Box Office and at asugamamge.com. Ticket prices start at $34. WICKED runs August 26-October 4. (more...)

Ana Gasteyer to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ NOCCA in MarchAna Gasteyer to Join Seth Rudetsky for Broadway @ NOCCA in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Ana Gasteyer is best known for her incomparable work on "Saturday Night Live." During her six year stint, she created some of the most famous SNL characters including middle school music teacher Bobbie Moughan-Culp, NPR radio host Margaret Jo, Lilith Fair poetess Cinder Calhoun, as well as spot-on impressions of Martha Stewart, Celine Dion and Hillary Rodham Clinton. (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Joins Broadway Series in Fort LauderdaleTony Winner Sutton Foster Joins Broadway Series in Fort Lauderdale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Sutton Foster won the Tony Award for her leading roles in 'Anything Goes' and 'Thoroughly Modern Millie' and starred in the ABC Family TV series 'Bunheads.' Most recently she starred on Broadway in a acclaimed revival of the musical 'Violet' for New York's Roundabout Theatre and will return to TV as the star of the new series 'Younger' by 'Sex and the City' creator Darren Star, premiering on March 31st on TV Land. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jim Parsons Poses for AN ACT OF GOD Promo Art!Photo Flash: Jim Parsons Poses for AN ACT OF GOD Promo Art!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for the new Broadway comedy An Act of God starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons. The strictly limited engagement begins performances on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and officially opens on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). Below, check out the first promo image of Parsons! (more...)

Tickets to Broadway's AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Jim Parsons, on Sale TomorrowTickets to Broadway's AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Jim Parsons, on Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Tickets will go on sale for the new Broadway comedy An Act of God starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons on Saturday, February 21. The strictly limited engagement begins performances on Tuesday, May 5, 2015 and officially opens on Thursday, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). To purchase tickets, please visit the Studio 54 box office, www.anactofgod.com, www.telecharge.com or call 212-239-6200. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

KC Rep Sets 2015-16 Season: 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK,' 'ANNE FRANK' & MoreKC Rep Sets 2015-16 Season: 'SUNDAY IN THE PARK,' 'ANNE FRANK' & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Eric Rosen, Artistic Director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced KC Rep's 2015-16 season, a diverse mix of cutting edge world premieres and re-imagined American classics. "With four world premieres balanced with three innovative stagings of American classics, it's among the most ambitious seasons the Rep has yet produced," Rosen said. "I'm particularly proud of a season that balances a collection of artists whose work is at the forefront of the American theater with stories that are powerful, moving, and deeply meaningful for our city and region." (more...)

Jim Parsons-Led AN ACT OF GOD Seeks Angels for BroadwayJim Parsons-Led AN ACT OF GOD Seeks Angels for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

An Act of God begins performances on May 5, 2015 and officially opens on May 28, 2015 on Broadway at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). According to an Equity casting notice, the production is currently seeking Parsons' two co-stars- Michael (30s. An angel of God's. Funny, impulsive, as irreverent as an angel of God's can be) and Gabriel (40s. An angel of God's. By the books; no-nonsense). Auditions for the roles will take place later this week. (more...)

Theater Wit Extends 'MR. BURNS' Through 3/22Theater Wit Extends 'MR. BURNS' Through 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Theater Wit announced today a three-week extension of the company's smash hit production of Mr. Burns, a post-electric play, Anne Washburn's comedy/drama/musical about a post-apocalyptic world comforted by memories of 'The Simpsons.' (more...)

Casting Now Underway for the Angels of Broadway's AN ACT OF GODCasting Now Underway for the Angels of Broadway's AN ACT OF GOD
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Feb 17, 2015

AN ACT OF GOD is in search of two actors to portray the angels Michael and Gabriel in Broadway's newest comedy. This strictly limited engagement begins performances May 5 and officially opens May 28 on Broadway at Studio 5 (more...)

Photo Flash: Alyssa Fox and Liana Hunt Join WICKED National Tour!Photo Flash: Alyssa Fox and Liana Hunt Join WICKED National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The company of the Munchkinland tour of Wicked just welcomed Alyssa Fox as Elphaba and Liana Hunt as Nessarose in Greenville, SC. Fox and Hunt join a cast that includes Carrie St. Louis as Glinda, Kristine Zbornik as Madame Morrible and John Davidson as The Wizard. (more...)

Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

A cast of five will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

First Video Promo For Lisa D'Amour's AIRLINE HIGHWAY At MTCFirst Video Promo For Lisa D'Amour's AIRLINE HIGHWAY At MTC
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 11, 2015

Get a first look at Lisa D'Amour's new play! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Matt Bogart Talks 54 SINGS CHESS, Plus 2000+ JERSEY BOYS Broadway Performances, AIDA Memories, Solo Album News & MoreInDepth InterView: Matt Bogart Talks 54 SINGS CHESS, Plus 2000+ JERSEY BOYS Broadway Performances, AIDA Memories, Solo Album News & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 11, 2015

Today we are talking to one of Broadway's best baritones all about his accomplished career in musical theatre that began nearly 20 years ago with a memorable turn in MISS SAIGON, the thoughtful and debonair Matt Bogart. In addition to looking back at his arrival on Broadway during the mega-musical era, Bogart also comments on subsequent starring roles in Broadway productions ranging from Elton John and Tim Rice's Tony Award-winning AIDA to Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy's THE CIVIL WAR and far beyond. Additionally, Bogart sheds considerable light on projects he has participated in over the years in regional productions and workshops, including THE BAKER'S WIFE, CAMELOT, ACE and more. Most importantly, Bogart offers the full 411 on this weekend's hotly anticipated evening of music from famous rock concept musical CHESS and clues us in on what we can expect from the starry evening, directed by Scott Coulter. Furthermore, Bogart shares stories from the set of SMASH, outlines some of his favorite musical theatre songs to date and details the process in bringing his previous solo albums to fruition along with JAY Records executive producer John Yap, looking ahead to the release of a brand new release set for later this year. All of that, a thorough analysis of participating in 2500 performances of long-running Tony Award-winning Broadway super smash JERSEY BOYS, appearing in the international broadcast and DVD edition of SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE, memories of the legendary 2002 Kennedy Center Sondheim Celebration and much, much more! (more...)

James Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role TonightJames Barbour Joins Broadway's PHANTOM OF THE OPERA in Title Role Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Harold Prince, welcomes a new leading man tonight, February 9, 2015. The longest-running show in Broadway history, and one of the most successful stage productions of all-time, PHANTOM ushers in Broadway star James Barbour in the title role. (more...)

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