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Two-Time Olivier Nominee to Join A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on BroadwayTwo-Time Olivier Nominee to Join A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

It was announced today that two-time Olivier Award nominee Scarlett Strallen will take over the role of 'Sibella' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, beginning Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Her predecessor Lisa O'Hare exits the production on February 8, 2015 after originating the role at Hartford Stage, then in San Diego at The Old Globe, and finally on Broadway at The Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Through Monty's View! Bryce Pinkham Films First-Person Perspective of Broadway PerformanceSTAGE TUBE: 'A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Through Monty's View! Bryce Pinkham Films First-Person Perspective of Broadway Performance
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2015

Ever wonder what Broadway's Walter Kerr Theatre looks like as Monty Navarro in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER? A recent performance of the production was filmed from Bryce Pinkham's perspective on stage, debuting on the show's Facebook page - check it out below! (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER Will Hit the Road! National Tour to Launch in Chicago This FallA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER Will Hit the Road! National Tour to Launch in Chicago This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced that the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, will open its National Tour at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) in September 2015. The show will play two weeks in Chicago September 29 - October 11, 2015 as the start of its 44-week National Tour. (more...)

Charles Shubow's Picks for Baltimore/Washington's Best Theater of 2014Charles Shubow's Picks for Baltimore/Washington's Best Theater of 2014
by Charles Shubow - Jan 13, 2015

Hard to believe I am beginning my 9th year as a writer for Broadwayworld.com. This has been a remarkable year in theater. This season I reviewed 37 plays and wrote nine other articles, classical reviews and promotion pieces for a total of 46. My visits included the following theaters: Everyman (7), Center Stage (6), Signature (5), Kennedy Center (4), Olney Theatre Center (3), Round House (2), Arena Stage (2), Chesapeake Shakespeare Company (2), Folger (1), Red Branch (1), and Ford's (1). There were two Baltimore Symphony events and the honoring of Jonathan Tunick with the Sondheim Award at the Signature Theatre. I enjoyed interviewing actors Michael Winther, Brynn O'Malley, and Choreographer Janet Rothermel. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Bryce Pinkham Discusses Bringing Theatre to Children in Madagascar with Organization Zara AinaSTAGE TUBE: Bryce Pinkham Discusses Bringing Theatre to Children in Madagascar with Organization Zara Aina
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2015

Bryce Pinkham, who is currently starring in 2014's Tony Award Winner for Best Musical A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, has even more then performing at the Walter Kerr Theatre eight times a week to think about. Pinkham is the co-founder of an organization called Zara Aina (meaning 'Share Life') which brings theatre to at-risk children in Madagascar. Pinkham took a few minutes to chat with Backstage on Broadway about the organization. Watch the full video here! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: INTO THE WOODS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Lushly OpulentBWW CD Reviews: INTO THE WOODS (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is Lushly Opulent
by David Clarke - Jan 2, 2015

Disney's hit musical adaptation of INTO THE WOODS has been drawing in large chunks of change at the box office and has captured the attention of the world. Luckily for score enthusiasts, Walt Disney Records released 1 hour and 38 minutes worth of musical material across 2 discs, which has been broken into 50 palatable tracks. (more...)

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Album Now Streaming on YouTubeA GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Cast Album Now Streaming on YouTube
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Wrap up your holidays with a little merry murder alongside the D'Ysquiths! (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 2 - 1970s & 1980sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 2 - 1970s & 1980s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 25, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music with a new series highlighting the work of iconic composer and lyricist, continuing today with a look at his work in the 1970s and 1980s. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: 'Into the Woods' (BSO de la película) por Joan VivesBWW CD Reviews: 'Into the Woods' (BSO de la película) por Joan Vives
by Guest Blogger: Joan Vives - Dec 23, 2014

Joan Vives, traductor, adaptador y director musical de las versiones catalana y castellana de 'Into The Woods', hace una critica de la banda sonora ya a la venta de la pelicula que se estrenara el proximo 25 de enero en Espaņa. (more...)

SOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms OnscreenSOUND OFF: INTO THE WOODS Blossoms & Blooms Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 17, 2014

Today we are analyzing all aspects of the brand new big screen edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Jeff Kready to Assume Role of 'Monty Navarro' in Broadway's 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE'; Bryce Pinkham to ReturnJeff Kready to Assume Role of 'Monty Navarro' in Broadway's 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE'; Bryce Pinkham to Return
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The reigning Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, will welcome a new Monty Navarro when Tony Award nominee Bryce Pinkham takes a temporary leave of absence to co-star in the limited Broadway enagement of The Heidi Chronicles. Assuming the role of Monty beginning on Tuesday, January 20 will be original ensemble member and Monty understudy Jeff Kready, whose other Broadway credits include Billy Elliot: The Musical and the revivals of Sunday in the Park with George and Les Miserables. (more...)

Interview with Music Director: Matt CastleInterview with Music Director: Matt Castle
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Dec 15, 2014

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod interviews the Directors of Into the Woods. Ted Sod: Will you tell us where you were born and educated, and how you got involved in the theater as a music director? (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Adds 11/29 Performance of INTO THE WOODSPlayMakers Repertory Company Adds 11/29 Performance of INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces that due to popular demand the theater has added a holiday performance to the schedule of its hit production "Into the Woods." The Thanksgiving Weekend performance will be today, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

PlayMakers Repertory Company Adds 11/29 Performance of INTO THE WOODSPlayMakers Repertory Company Adds 11/29 Performance of INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company announces that due to popular demand the theater has added a holiday performance to the schedule of its hit production "Into the Woods." The Thanksgiving Weekend performance will be on Saturday, Nov. 29 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Celebrates First Anniversary on Broadway Today, Honors Fallen D'Ysquiths!VIDEO: A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER Celebrates First Anniversary on Broadway Today, Honors Fallen D'Ysquiths!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Today marks the one-year anniversary of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, bringing the grand total number of the times Jefferson Mays, who plays all eight doomed members of the D'Ysquith family, has died on stage in the hit musical comedy to a staggering and historic 3,336 (and counting). (more...)

Quast Confirmed As Judge Turpin In SWEENEY TODD With Terfel And Thompson!Quast Confirmed As Judge Turpin In SWEENEY TODD With Terfel And Thompson!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Joining the previously announced Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson who will lead the cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett is Philip Quast as Judge Turpin. Further casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Philip Quast to Reprise Role as 'Judge Turpin' in ENO's SWEENEY TODDPhilip Quast to Reprise Role as 'Judge Turpin' in ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye just revealed via Twitter that Olivier winner Philip Quast, who played 'Judge Turpin' in the New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD, will reprise his role in the musical at English National Opera. He will reunite with Bryn Terfel in the title role and Emma Thompson as 'Mrs. Lovett'. (more...)

PlayMakers Rep Stages INTO THE WOODS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 12/7PlayMakers Rep Stages INTO THE WOODS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Now thru 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company takes audiences into the darker reaches of the forest with two tales of magic and transformation in the theater's annual rotating repertory event. The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill performs 'Into the Woods' by Tony Award-winner Stephen Sondheim and 'A Midsummer Night's Dream' by William Shakespeare today, Nov. 1 to Dec. 7. (more...)

PlayMakers Rep to Stage INTO THE WOODS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 11/1-12/7PlayMakers Rep to Stage INTO THE WOODS and A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 11/1-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

PlayMakers Repertory Company takes audiences into the darker reaches of the forest with two tales of magic and transformation in the theater's annual rotating repertory event. The professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill performs "Into the Woods" by Tony Award-winner Stephen Sondheim and "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare Nov. 1 to Dec. 7. (more...)

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