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March 18, 1927 (88)
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Tacoma Little Theatre Presents CABARETTacoma Little Theatre Presents CABARET
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2015

?Tacoma Little Theatre closes their 96th season with one of the best known musicals of all time, CABARET. The production is directed by John Munn, with Musical Direction by Pamela Merritt-Caldwell, and choreography by Lexi Barnett. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's Newest Murderess, Brandy Norwood, Greets Fans Backstage at CHICAGO!Photo Coverage: Broadway's Newest Murderess, Brandy Norwood, Greets Fans Backstage at CHICAGO!
by Walter McBride - May 2, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago just welcomed Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood, who made her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside her opening night below! (more...)

Willkommen... And All That Jazz! Kander and Ebb's Biggest Broadway HitsWillkommen... And All That Jazz! Kander and Ebb's Biggest Broadway Hits
by Sally Henry - May 2, 2015

With about a zillion original musicals to their name, most of which made it to Broadway, this pair is one of the most famous Broadway songwriting teams of the modern era. Below, revisit their five longest-running Broadway musicals! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1
by BWW Special Coverage - May 1, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of The Public Theater's GROUNDED, starring Anne Hathaway, the cast of THE VISIT recording the original cast album, a first look at Darren Criss's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: She Started with a Bang! Brandy Norwood Makes Broadway Debut in CHICAGOPhoto Coverage: She Started with a Bang! Brandy Norwood Makes Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by Walter McBride - May 1, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musicalChicagojustwelcomed Grammy Award-winnerBrandy Norwood, who madeher Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from her opening night curatin call below! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes MitchellLeslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, TonyHonor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Wesley Taylor, Barrett Wilbert Weed & Cast of Signature's CABARET Deliver a Very Special May MessageSTAGE TUBE: Wesley Taylor, Barrett Wilbert Weed & Cast of Signature's CABARET Deliver a Very Special May Message
by Stage Tube - Apr 30, 2015

The cast of Signature Theatre's CABARET, including Wesley Taylor and Barret Wilbert Weed, came together to deliver a very special May message - check it out below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with John Turturro, Marin Mazzie & the Company of Encores! ZORBA!; Plus Performance!BWW TV: Chatting with John Turturro, Marin Mazzie & the Company of Encores! ZORBA!; Plus Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in ZORBA!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. ZORBA! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. ZORBA! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the rehearsal yesterday, where we caught up with the show's stars, and caught an inside look at a performance preview! (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Nominee Chita Rivera Chats THE VISIT & More on 'The View'VIDEO: Tony Nominee Chita Rivera Chats THE VISIT & More on 'The View'
by TV News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Nominated today for a Tony Award for her performance in Broadway's THE VISIT, Chita Rivera paid a visit to ABC's THE VIEW. (more...)

IF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for SHN's 2015-16 SeasonIF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for SHN's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

SHN Chief Executive Officer Greg Holland announced in a letter to Members four additional musicals that are part of the 2015-2016 SHN Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! ZORBA! - John Turturro, Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! ZORBA! - John Turturro, Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in ZORBA!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. ZORBA! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. ZORBA! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast together! (more...)

2015 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!2015 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2015

Below, check out how each show fared individually in a list of nominations by show. (more...)

2015 Tony Nominees React - Chita Rivera - 'How lucky am I!'2015 Tony Nominees React - Chita Rivera - 'How lucky am I!'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

"I'm so grateful to receive this wonderful acknowledgement for THE VISIT. Broadway is my home and I'm so happy to be back in this terrific musical written by my dear friends John Kander, Fred Ebb and Terrence McNally, directed by the incomparable John Doyle and choreographed by the dazzling Graciela Daniele. How lucky am I to have such great friends and co-star with the phenomenal Roger Rees. I share all these tributes with our extraordinary company who put their hearts and souls into this piece every day." (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISITPhoto Coverage: In the Recording Studio with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees, John Kander and the Cast of THE VISIT
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2015

The company of Broadway's The Visit gathered in the studio today, April 27th, to record the musical's original cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar Award, Grammy Award and Tony Award-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. Produced by the Emmy Award-winning and Grammy nominated producer Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers), The Visit album will be released June 26th, 2015. BroadwayWorld joined the cast in the studio and brings you photos from the recording session below! (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek - Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana and Elizabeth A. Davis Perform a Scene from Encores! ZORBA!BWW TV: Sneak Peek - Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana and Elizabeth A. Davis Perform a Scene from Encores! ZORBA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat,Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in ZORBA!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. ZORBA! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. ZORBA! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. Below, BroadwayWorld has a clip of Mazzie, Fontanaand Davis performing a scene from the show! (more...)

BWW Blog: My Predictions for this Year's Tony Award NominationsBWW Blog: My Predictions for this Year's Tony Award Nominations
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Apr 27, 2015

At 8:30 AMcomes the announcement any theatre fan has been awaiting all year for...This Year's Tony Nominations! Tony-Winner Mary Louise Parker announces the nominations along with Bruce Willis, who's soon-to-be making his Broadway debut this fall in a new stage adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Misery. You can watch a live webcast of the entire announcement at TonyAwards.com, as well as on CBS This Morning. Now onto my predictions of who you could end up seeing among this year's Tony Nominees... (more...)

InDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & MoreInDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly accomplished Broadway leading man with a considerable TV and film resume who plays a prominent role in the new Encores! production of John Kander & Fred Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical ZORBA coming up next month, the thoughtful Santino Fontana. Explaining his part in the production as well as the unique demands of a special limited run concert presentation such as ZORBA! is, Fontana also opens up about the rehearsal process for the show and the developing rapport and camaraderie between himself and the starry assortment of fellow cast members involved in the production - including John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker, Marin Mazzie and more, all directed by Walter Bobbie. Besides the full 411 on ZOBRA, Fontana also sheds considerable light on his many current and upcoming projects, including the recently released FROZEN follow-up short musical film FROZEN FEVER and whether or not he would like to be involved in subsequent FROZEN-related entities. Furthermore, Fontana gives us a first look at his new TV series SHADES OF BLUE, starring Jennifer Lopez, as well as his new feature film comedy SISTERS, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Additionally, Fontana previews his upcoming PBS twofer with the hotly anticipated premiere of his recent Broadway play ACT ONE, as well as a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert co-starring members of SESAME STREET. All of that, SUBMISSIONS ONLY reflections, comments on MOZART IN THE JUNGLE and much, much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: George Takei Pays a Visit to Chita Rivera on BroadwayPhoto Flash: George Takei Pays a Visit to Chita Rivera on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

George Takei, who will soon be making his Broadway debut in 'Allegiance' next Fall took in Kander & Ebb's new musical 'The Visit' and made a backstage visit to congratulate Chita Rivera after the show. The two shared a 'trekkie' moment in her dressing room. Tomorrow the cast goes into the recording studio to record the original cast album which will be out in June. Check out a photo of the two below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: STEVE ROSS' Superb, Sophisticated Musicianship Charms and Enlightens at Café SabarskyBWW Reviews: STEVE ROSS' Superb, Sophisticated Musicianship Charms and Enlightens at Café Sabarsky
by Alix Cohen - Apr 25, 2015

Attending a multilingual performance at Cafe Sabarsky in The Neue Galerie (86th Street and Fifth Avenue) is like stepping back in time. The room speaks to an era of higher refinement, not stuffy, but encouraging pedigree and brio. Few artists epitomize this more than celebrated cabaret veteran singer/pianist Steve Ross, whose fascinating and emotionally translucent shows here never fail to enlighten and entertain. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISITBWW Reviews: Kander and Ebb Revisit Brecht and Weill in THE VISIT
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2015

Kander and Ebb's final musical provides a thrilling Broadway exit for Chita Rivera. (more...)

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