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Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Pre-LES MISERABLES Musical, LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE, to Play ChicagoAlain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's Pre-LES MISERABLES Musical, LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE, to Play Chicago
by Michael Dale - Sep 3, 2015

Once billed as the first French rock opera, LA REVOLUTION FRANCAISE will receive a one-night workshop staging. (more...)

FIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This FallFIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce the first show of their 2015-2016 season, FIRST DATE, music & lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, book by Austin Winsberg, musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by Lee Martino and directed by Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

BWW TV: Catch a Performance Preview of John Caird & Paul Gordon's DADDY LONG LEGS; Plus Meet the Cast!BWW TV: Catch a Performance Preview of John Caird & Paul Gordon's DADDY LONG LEGS; Plus Meet the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 2, 2015

The new musical Daddy Long Legs will have an open-ended run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Starring Megan McGinnis (Broadway's LES MISERABLES, Side Show, Little Women) and Paul Alexander Nolan (Broadway's Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Doctor Zhivago) and 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), and direction by John Caird. Daddy Long Legs begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room with the cast for a special performance preview! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room of DADDY LONG LEGS with Megan McGinnis, Paul Alexander Nolan & More!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room of DADDY LONG LEGS with Megan McGinnis, Paul Alexander Nolan & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 2, 2015

The new musical Daddy Long Legs will have an open-ended run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Starring Megan McGinnis (Broadway's LES MISERABLES, Side Show, Little Women) and Paul Alexander Nolan (Broadway's Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Doctor Zhivago) and 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), and direction by John Caird. Daddy Long Legs begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room with the cast! (more...)


by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Sep 2, 2015

Just last night, Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover and Alex Finke and Alfie Boe joined the company of  Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables on Broadway. Glover succeeds Erika Henningsen as Fantine, while Finke (making her Broadway debut) replaces original cast member Samantha Hill. Boe takes over for Tony Award nominee Ramin Karimloo as Jean Valjean. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night, and brings you photos from the curtain call and after party below. Plus check out the beautiful tribute to late castmember Kyle Jean-Baptiste on the Imperial marquee. (more...)

Sundance Alums Unveil New Short Musical EMPIRE VAMPIRESundance Alums Unveil New Short Musical EMPIRE VAMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Close Up Experience and The Goodnight Darlings (Kat Auster and Wilson Jaramillo) announce their new Short Musical Film, EMPIRE VAMPIRE. The innovative new Fantasy-Thriller Musical short film is blazing a trail, paving the way for a new genre that tells a story within a song, on screen, seamlessly intermingled with a vibrant array of performance and fine art. (more...)

DADDY LONG LEGS Will Now Play Open-Ended Run Off-BroadwayDADDY LONG LEGS Will Now Play Open-Ended Run Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Daddy Long Legs begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday SeasonA CHRISTMAS CAROL, Starring Jim Broadbent, to Play Noel Coward Theatre This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Academy Award-winning actor Jim Broadbent makes his long-awaited return to the stage to play Scrooge in a new version of A Christmas Carol adapted by Patrick Barlow from Charles Dickens' classic story of greed, grief, ghoulish ghosts and eleventh-hour redemption. (more...)

Alfie Boe Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES as 'Jean Valjean' TonightAlfie Boe Joins Broadway's LES MISERABLES as 'Jean Valjean' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Internationally-renowned performer Alfie Boe returns 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 tonight, September 1. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of West End's McQUEEN - Stephen Wight, Carly Bawden, Gary James McQueen and More!Photo Flash: First Look at Opening Night of West End's McQUEEN - Stephen Wight, Carly Bawden, Gary James McQueen and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opened last night, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the Opening Night pics below! (more...)

Photo Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEENPhoto Flash: More Production Shots of the Cast of West End's McQUEEN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27West End's McQUEEN to Open Tonight, August 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

McQUEEN, which received its world premiere in May at St. James Theatre, where it broke box office records, opens tonight, Thursday 27 August, in London's West End, at the Theatre Royal Haymarket, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

ELEKTRA, CHILDREN OF EDEN & More Set for Kean University's 2015-16 Theatre SeasonELEKTRA, CHILDREN OF EDEN & More Set for Kean University's 2015-16 Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

?With construction now complete on their state-of-the-art scene shop and several new design/technology classrooms, the Kean University Department of Theatre has announced an ambitious season for the coming academic year. The 2015-2016 Department of Theatre season, slated to begin October 16th, will include the Greek tragedy Elektra; Children of Eden, a musical based on the first nine chapters of the Book of Genesis; Julius Caesar, Shakespeare's timeless political expose; and John J. Wooten's riotous farce, Kiss the Bride. (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)

BWW Review: Stratford's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Hits a Home Run!BWW Review: Stratford's LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST Hits a Home Run!
by Lauren Gienow - Aug 19, 2015

LOVE'S LABOUR'S LOST opened at the Stratford Festival's Festival Theatre on Friday night…and it hit a home run with the audience! Director, John Caird takes one of Shakespeare's earlier plays and makes it feel shiny and new. Assisting with this is an exceptional cast, captivating set design, and beautiful music-but what is truly on display is William Shakespeare's utter love of, and talent with the English language. He makes words and sounds fun, and that is particularly true in this play. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season RosterHouston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro; a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

Theatre Royal Haymarket's McQUEEN Cancels Some Previews; West End Transfer Still On For Aug 27Theatre Royal Haymarket's McQUEEN Cancels Some Previews; West End Transfer Still On For Aug 27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 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 22 August, for a strictly limited season until 7 November. (more...)

Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!Meet the New Leads of LES MISERABLES on Broadway - Alfie Boe, Montego Glover & Alex Finke!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As reported yesterday, Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover and Alex Finke will join Alfie Boe, the internationally-acclaimed performer who takes over the role of Jean Valjean in Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's Les Miserables, on Sept 1. Glover succeeds Erika Henningsen as Fantine, while Finke (making her Broadway debut) replaces original cast member Samantha Hill. In honor of the trio boarding of one Broadway's most beloved hits, BWW brings you a brief look at their past performances! (more...)

Montego Glover & Alex Finke Will Join Cast of LES MISERABLES This September!Montego Glover & Alex Finke Will Join Cast of LES MISERABLES This September!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Tony Award-nominee Montego Glover (Memphis) will assume the role of Fantine beginning Tuesday, September 1 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). She succeeds Erika Henningsen in the role.  Glover, who also received the Drama Desk and Outer Critics' Circle Awards for her acclaimed performance in Memphis, most recently co-starred on Broadway in the musical It Shoulda Been You.   Also on September 1, Alex Finke makes her Broadway debut in the role of Cosette, succeeding Samantha Hill.  (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/1-8/2/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/1-8/2/2015
by - Aug 2, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 2, 2015 - Sunday, August 2, 2015. (more...)

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