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BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Hunter Foster and Paul Gordon About SLEEPY HOLLOWBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Hunter Foster and Paul Gordon About SLEEPY HOLLOW
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Feb 2, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast AnnouncedEarl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!LA Opera Announces 2016/17 Season - MACBETH, AKHNATEN, 30th Birthday Celebration and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

General Director Plácido Domingo has announced the repertory and artist roster for the company's 2016/17 season. Created by Mr. Domingo in collaboration with Music Director James Conlon and President and CEO Christopher Koelsch, the season will include six mainstage productions and a classic musical presented at the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. A total of 40 performances will take place in that venue, while an additional 13 performances will be presented elsewhere through the company's Off Grand initiative.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2016–17 Season repertory and roster of international guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House, as well as initial programming for SF Opera Lab 2017 presentations at the Diane B. Wilsey Center for Opera's Taube Atrium Theater. The Company's 94th Season will also mark Matthew Shilvock's inaugural year as San Francisco Opera's new general director, succeeding his mentor and internationally respected impresario, David Gockley, who will step down on July 31, 2016. (more...)

LES MISERABLES Extends First Leg of 2016 Asian TourLES MISERABLES Extends First Leg of 2016 Asian Tour
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 10, 2016

There has been an increased interest for tickets to behemoth, long-running musical LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) since its major producer Cameron Mackintosh and Philippine partner Concertus Manila announced last September that the acclaimed Australian touring production of the the revamped 25th anniversary production of LES MIS, which must close this Sunday, January 17, at the Lyric Theatre, Queensland Performing Arts Centre in Brisbane will transfer to The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino in Manila starting Friday, March 11. Due to the high demand for tickets, which can be purchased at TicketWorld.com.ph, Mr. Mackintosh and Concertus Manila have released a new set of tickets that will extend performances in Manila until Sunday, April 17, thus far. (more...)

Screening of 1955 DADDY LONG LEGS Film to be Held at Davenport TheatreScreening of 1955 DADDY LONG LEGS Film to be Held at Davenport Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Producers Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz announced today that DADDY LONG LEGS will host a screening of the 1955 film adaptation of Jean Webster's classic 1912 novel Daddy Long Legs on Wednesday, January 20, 2016 at 8:00 pm at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Additionally, every audience member attending the screening will receive an exclusive discount to see the live musical version of DADDY LONG LEGS, playing at the Davenport Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: DADDY LONG LEGS' Six Year Journey To Off-Broadway and a World-Wide BroadcastVIDEO: DADDY LONG LEGS' Six Year Journey To Off-Broadway and a World-Wide Broadcast
by Michael Dale - Dec 16, 2015

Paul Gordon and John Caird's chamber musical was performed in Japan, London and across America before arriving Off-Broadway. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: LOVE FROM JUDY, The First DADDY LONG LEGS MusicalFLASH FRIDAY: LOVE FROM JUDY, The First DADDY LONG LEGS Musical
by Michael Dale - Dec 11, 2015

Though it never made it to Broadway, LOVE FROM JUDY was a 1952 West End hit. (more...)

Off-Broadway's DADDY LONG LEGS Streams LIVE Online TonightOff-Broadway's DADDY LONG LEGS Streams LIVE Online Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

DADDY LONG LEGS will become the first ever Broadway or Off-Broadway performance to be broadcast online to the world for free tonight, December 10, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Producer Ken Davenport Livestreams DADDY LONG LEGS Worldwide For FreeBWW Interview: Producer Ken Davenport Livestreams DADDY LONG LEGS Worldwide For Free
by Michael Dale - Dec 8, 2015

The innovative producer talks about his newest project to advance audience development. (more...)

MTI Acquires Rights to DADDY LONG LEGSMTI Acquires Rights to DADDY LONG LEGS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to Off-Broadway's DADDY LONG LEGS by Tony Award -nominated composer-lyricist Paul Gordon (JANE EYRE) and Tony-winning librettist-director John Caird (LES MISERABLES). The new two-actor musical is an adaptation of Jean Webster's 1912 novel, which also inspired the 1955 movie starring Fred Astaire. (more...)

Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!Breaking News: Goodbye to the Barricade- LES MISERABLES Will End Broadway Run Next Fall; Final Valjean Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Cameron Mackintosh's current Broadway revival of  Claude-Michel Schonberg & Alain Boublil's legendary musical LES MISERABLES will end its acclaimed run on Sunday, September 4, 2016 at the Imperial Theater (239 West 45th Street).  The current Broadway version of LES MISERABLES is the only production of the musical currently playing in North America and stars Alfie Boe, the acclaimed star of the London 25th Anniversary Concert, as Jean Valjean through February 28.  John Owen-Jones, who is currently starring as The Phantom in Mackintosh's London production of The Phantom of the Opera, and has played Valjean both on Broadway (in 2007) and in London, will succeed Boe in the role beginning March 1 for the duration of the show's Broadway run.  This new production of the musical will have given 1,026 performances over two-and-a-half years.  In total, since the 1987 opening of the original production, LES MISERABLESwill have played 8,202 performances on Broadway.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adam Halpin in DADDY LONG LEGS!Photo Flash: First Look at Adam Halpin in DADDY LONG LEGS!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Adam Halpin (Broadway's GLORY DAYS, RENT Natl. Tour) has just joined the cast of the new musical Daddy Long Legs, alongside his wife Megan McGinnis (Broadway's LES MISERABLES, SIDE SHOW, LITTLE WOMEN). Halpin, recently seen in another two-person musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Long Wharf Theatre, assumed the role on November 20th. The couple will appear together onstage through February 2016. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: DADDY LONG LEGS to Stream LIVE OnlineBREAKING NEWS: DADDY LONG LEGS to Stream LIVE Online
by Sally Henry - Nov 29, 2015

DADDY LONG LEGS has just announced that it will be the first ever Broadway or Off-Broadway performance to be broadcast online to the world for free on December 10, 2015. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROLRubicon Theatre Company to Stage World Premiere Adaptation of Charles Dickens' A CHRISTMAS CAROL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre celebrates the holidays with the company's first presentation of Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, a World Premiere adaptation written by Producing Artistic Director Karyl Lynn Burns and directed by Brian McDonald. Rubicon's A Christmas Carol features a 24-member cast (the largest ensemble since the company's production of Fiddler on the Roof and the largest ever for a play). (more...)

VIDEO: Adorable 3-Year-Old Performs LES MISERABLES' 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'VIDEO: Adorable 3-Year-Old Performs LES MISERABLES' 'Do You Hear the People Sing?'
by TV News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

Below, three-year-old toddler Koen gives a passionate performance of the anthem, 'Do You Hear The People Sing?' from LES MISERABLES. Les Miserables. Do you think he's ready for Broadway? (more...)

Off-Broadway's DADDY LONG LEGS Cast Album Out Digitally TodayOff-Broadway's DADDY LONG LEGS Cast Album Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

The cast album for the new Off-Broadway musical DADDY LONG LEGS, with music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Sense and Sensibility) and a book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables), is available today in the U.S. via digital release from Ghostlight Records. (more...)

Alfie Boe - Broadway's 'Jean Valjean' - to Depart LES MISERABLES This FebruaryAlfie Boe - Broadway's 'Jean Valjean' - to Depart LES MISERABLES This February
by Jessica Khan - Nov 12, 2015

A brand-new promo for Broadway's LES MISERABLES just hit YouTube (watch it below!), and it looks like Alfie Boe isn't long for the part of 'Jean Valjean'. The video announces the actor's departure date as February 28th, 2016. No word yet on who will replace him in the lead role, but BWW will keep our ears to the ground! (more...)

TheatreWorks Celebrates 200 years of Jane Austen's EMMA with Musical Adaptation this DecemberTheatreWorks Celebrates 200 years of Jane Austen's EMMA with Musical Adaptation this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley celebrates the holidays - and the 200th anniversary of the novel's publication - with a limited return engagement of Jane Austen's Emma, the musical adaption which originated at TheatreWorks and became the most popular show in the company's 46 year history. (more...)

GIGANTIC Brings Pound-Shedding Comedy to the Vineyard TonightGIGANTIC Brings Pound-Shedding Comedy to the Vineyard Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2015

?Vineyard Theatre's 2015-2016 season kicks off tonight, November 11 at 8pm when the new musical comedy GIGANTIC begins previews at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). (more...)

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