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BCT to Present CHILDREN OF EDEN, 8/7-9BCT to Present CHILDREN OF EDEN, 8/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

CHILDREN OF EDEN is an epic musical adventure with an awe-inspiring score by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippen, Godspell) and a captivating book by John Caird. Taking traditional Biblical stories from the book of Genesis and looking at them in an entirely new way, CHILDREN OF EDENexamines the loving, and often tumultuous, relationship between parents and their children. Utilizing innovative stage craft, choreography, and design, Bayou City Theatrics brings together local professional performers and talented students from its bctEDU program in a concert-style production that is sure to delight audiences of all ages. CHILDREN OF EDEN runs August 7 to August 9 at the Kaleidoscope. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rehearsals of West End's McQUEEN Starring Stephen WightPhoto Flash: First Look at Rehearsals of West End's McQUEEN Starring Stephen Wight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

?McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 13 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November.  Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

McQUEEN to Receive West End TransferMcQUEEN to Receive West End Transfer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, will transfer to London's West End, opening at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on Thursday 27 August, following previews from 13 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Paul Alexander Nolan to Join Megan McGinnis in DADDY LONG LEGS Off-BroadwayPaul Alexander Nolan to Join Megan McGinnis in DADDY LONG LEGS Off-Broadway
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 8, 2015

Paul Alexander Nolan, star of Broadway's ONCE and DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, will soon make his Off-Broadway debut. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Paul Gordon On DADDY LONG LEGS, JANE EYRE & MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Paul Gordon On DADDY LONG LEGS, JANE EYRE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 23, 2015

Today we are continuing the 5 SONGS BY... series by talking to a Tony Award nominated composer and lyricist all about his many mainstage musicals, the accomplished Paul Gordon. Sharing insights on his rapturous scores for the period-set classic literature adaptations of JANE EYRE, SENSE & SENSIBILITY and EMMA, Gordon also offers thoughts on his brand new musical ANALOG & VINYL, planned for an Off-Broadway run next year, and also previews his forthcoming Off-Broadway musical adaptation of DADDY LONG LEGS, set to be directed by his JANE EYRE collaborator John Caird and winner of the 2010 Ovation Award for Best Score, beginning performances in September. Also, don't miss THE MUSIC OF PAUL GORDON at 54 Below tonight. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJeremy Jordan, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

VIDEO: JANE EYRE Composer Pulls 'I Am Alive' Pop Video from the VaultsVIDEO: JANE EYRE Composer Pulls 'I Am Alive' Pop Video from the Vaults
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

In celebration of Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon's recent relocation from Los Angles to New York City, Paul has released an archived and unknown video from his time as a pop Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter in the 1990s. Co-written with former rock band TOTO frontman, Joseph Williams, (and recorded with much of the TOTO band), the song 'I Am Alive', features Paul's rocking vocals and brilliant writing. Click below to watch the music video! (more...)

Boadway Revival of LES MISERABLES Plays 500th Performance TodayBoadway Revival of LES MISERABLES Plays 500th Performance Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

BCameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's LES MISERABLES will celebrate its 500th performance today at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street).   Now in its second year on Broadway, this newly-reimagined production of LES MISERABLES opened on Broadway March 23, 2014. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This JuneJeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This June
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEENSTAGE TUBE: Stephen Wight and More at Press Night of MCQUEEN
by Stage Tube - May 27, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May to 27 June, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May.  The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revell and Carrie Willis.  Check out behind the scenes interviews and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: McQUEEN, Starring Stephen Wight and Dianna Agron, Celebrates Opening Night at the St. JamesPhoto Flash: McQUEEN, Starring Stephen Wight and Dianna Agron, Celebrates Opening Night at the St. James
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

This Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May, James Phillips's McQUEEN celebrated press night performances and after parties at St. James Theatre. Principal cast members Stephen Wight, Dianna Agron, Tracy-Ann Oberman, David Shaw-Parker and Laura Rees were joined by a host of special guests including the family of the great Alexander McQueen. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

Review Roundup: MCQUEEN, Starring Stephen Wight and Dianna Agron, Opens at the St. JamesReview Roundup: MCQUEEN, Starring Stephen Wight and Dianna Agron, Opens at the St. James
by Review Roundups - May 20, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre through 27 June, and opens tonight, May 20. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Lea Salonga Interviews LES MISERABLES' New 'Fantine' Rachelle Ann GoLea Salonga Interviews LES MISERABLES' New 'Fantine' Rachelle Ann Go
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Rachelle Ann Go will join Les Miserables at the Queen's Theatre in London next month as 'Fantine'. The actress just spoke with original 'Fantine' Lea Salonga for Inquirer.net about playing the legendary role and more. Scroll down for excerpts, and click here to read the full interview! (more...)

New John Caird Musical DADDY LONG LEGS to Open Off-Broadway This FallNew John Caird Musical DADDY LONG LEGS to Open Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Producers Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz have announced that the new musical DADDY LONG LEGS will open this fall at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, DADDY LONG LEGS features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Sense and Sensibility), book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables), direction by John Caird, and will star Megan McGinnis (Broadway's Les Miserables, Side Show, Little Women). DADDY LONG LEGS begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 27, 2015. DADDY LONG LEGS plays a strictly limited engagement through January 10, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. (more...)

David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This WeekendDavid Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)

Rachelle Ann Go, Jeremy Secomb, Phil Daniels & More to Join West End's LES MISERABLESRachelle Ann Go, Jeremy Secomb, Phil Daniels & More to Join West End's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Now in its record breaking 30th year, Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce new casting for "LES MISERABLES" at the Queen's Theatre. Joining the cast from 15 June 2015 are: Phil Daniels as 'Thenardier', Jeremy Secomb as 'Javert', Rachelle Ann Go as 'Fantine'; Katy Secombe as 'Madame Thenardier' and Zoe Doano as 'Cosette.' (more...)

Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28Die Laughing at Philadelphia Theatre Company's MURDER FOR TWO, 6/6-28
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Murder, musical mayhem and a madcap mystery will be on stage when Philadelphia Theatre Company presents the killer musical MURDER FOR TWO, running June 6-28 at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets).  With book and music by Joe Kinosian, book and lyrics by Kellen Blair, and direction by Scott Schwartz, the hilarious whodunit features a two-man cast, with one actor investigating the crime and the other playing all the suspects -- and both playing the piano.  (more...)

Alfie Boe to Succeed Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo in Broadway's LES MISERABLESAlfie Boe to Succeed Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo in Broadway's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

Internationally-renowned performer Alfie Boe will return to Broadway to star as 'Jean Valjean' in Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new Broadway production of Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, now in its second year at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Boe begins performances in Les Miserables Tuesday, September 1. Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo will give his final performance as Valjean on Sunday, August 30. Boe made his Broadway debut as Rodolfo in Baz Luhrmann's acclaimed production La Boheme, for which he and his co-stars received a special Tony Award in 2003 for their performances. (more...)

INVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 SeasonINVISIBLE THREAD, Previously Titled WITNESS UGANDA, and Kenny Leon-Helmed SMART PEOPLE Set for Second Stage's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Second Stage Theatre has announced two New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 37th season.  The season will kick off in fall 2015 with the New York Premiere production of Matt Gould and Griffin Matthews' new musical, INVISIBLE THREAD (previously titled Witness Uganda), in association with American Repertory Theater, directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus (Finding Neverland, Pippin).  The season will continue in early 2016 with the New York premiere of Lydia R. Diamond's (Stick Fly) critically acclaimed play, SMART PEOPLE, directed by Tony Award Winner Kenny Leon (Fences, A Raisin in the Sun, Stick Fly). Two additional productions remain to be announced.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Promotional Shots for MCQUEEN, Starring Dianna Agron & Stephen WrightPhoto Flash: Promotional Shots for MCQUEEN, Starring Dianna Agron & Stephen Wright
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Award-winning actor Stephen Wight takes on the title role of Lee McQueen and Dianna Agron will play Dahlia in the world premiere of James Phillips's play McQUEEN directed by John Caird, which will run at St. James Theatre from 12 May to 27 June, with press nights on Tuesday 19 and Wednesday 20 May.  The play will also star Tracy-Ann Oberman as Isabella Blow, Laura Rees as Arabella, and David Shaw-Parker as John Hitchcock, along with Sophie Apollonia, Amber Doyle, George Hill, Eloise Hymas, Jordan Kennedy, Rachel Louisa Maybank, James Revell and Carrie Willis. Below, check out promotional photos! (more...)

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