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Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!Photo Coverage: ELF Contest Winner Melissa Marengo Preps for Broadway Debut!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 4, 2013

Before the holidays, Broadway's ELF THE MUSICAL made one lucky winner's holiday wish come true with a walk-on role in the musical. Last night, the contest winner, Melissa Marengo, joined Buddy the Elf and the rest of the cast, including two-time Tony winner Beth Leavel and Wayne Knight of Seinfeld, on stage during the Macy's Santa Scene. Check out photos of Melissa prepping for her Broadway debut below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of A CHORUS LINE at Paper Mill Playhouse!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of A CHORUS LINE at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 8, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse presents A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The official press opening was yesterday, October 7, and it included a special tribute to composer Marvin Hamlisch. Check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Kelly Bishop, and More Set for Marvin Hamlisch Tribute at Paper Mill Playhouse Tonight, 10/7Donna McKechnie, Kelly Bishop, and More Set for Marvin Hamlisch Tribute at Paper Mill Playhouse Tonight, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has announced that the New Jersey Theater will tribute A Chorus Line composer Marvin Hamlisch at the official opening of the show tonight, October 7th at 7:00pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE - Highlights!STAGE TUBE: Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE - Highlights!
by Stage Tube - Oct 4, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse will present A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The production will be directed and choreographed by Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Bennett's original taped workshop that inspired the 1975 Musical. John O'Neill will serve as Music Director/Conductor. A Chorus Line started performances last night, October 3. Check out highlights from the show in the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE!Photo Flash: First Look at Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse will present A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The production will be directed and choreographed by Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Bennett's original taped workshop that inspired the 1975 Musical. John O'Neill will serve as Music Director/Conductor. A Chorus Line started performances last night, October 3. BroadwayWorld brings you some first shots from the production below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE Cast Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE Cast Meets the Press!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 27, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse will present A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The production will be directed and choreographed by Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Bennett's original taped workshop that inspired the 1975 Musical. John O'Neill will serve as Music Director/Conductor. A Chorus Line will begin performances on October 3. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld was there for all the festivities. Check out complete photo coverage below! (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE- Plus a Performance Preview!BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Meet the Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's A CHORUS LINE- Plus a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse will present A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. The production will be directed and choreographed by Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Bennett's original taped workshop that inspired the 1975 Musical. John O'Neill will serve as Music Director/Conductor. A Chorus Line will begin performances on October 3. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang. Check out what they had to say by clicking below! (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Kelly Bishop, and More Set for Marvin Hamlisch Tribute at Paper Mill Playhouse, 10/7Donna McKechnie, Kelly Bishop, and More Set for Marvin Hamlisch Tribute at Paper Mill Playhouse, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee- Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has just announced that the New Jersey Theater will tribute A Chorus Line composer Marvin Hamlisch at the official opening of the show on Sunday, October 7th at 7:00pm. Kelly Bishop joins director Mitzi Hamilton along with Donna McKechnie and dozens of A Chorus Line cast members from 1975 through 1990. Directly following the curtain call, A Chorus Line Broadway alumni will join the Paper Mill Playhouse cast on stage as they reprise a section of the "Finale" in tribute to Mr. Hamlisch. Any cast member from the Broadway production of A Chorus Line from 1975-1990 is encouraged to call Kelly Stevens at Paper Mill Playhouse at 973.315.1640 or email at kstevens@papermill.org to reserve their free tickets. Following the tribute there will be a red carpet, cast/reunion party in Downtown Millburn. (more...)

Full Cast Set for A CHORUS LINE at Paper Mill Playhouse - Rak, Goldyn, Lanzarone & More Lead Cast!Full Cast Set for A CHORUS LINE at Paper Mill Playhouse - Rak, Goldyn, Lanzarone & More Lead Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

Paper Mill Playhouse has just announced the cast for its season opener, A Chorus Line, the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical conceived, choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, with book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch, and lyrics by Edward Kleban. (more...)

A.C.T. Extends THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS thru July 22A.C.T. Extends THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS thru July 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2012

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of the Bay Area premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical based on a tragic chapter in American history. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, July 22. Preview performances begin tomorrow, June 21, with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, June 27. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: John Kander Talks ACT's SCOTTSBORO BOYSSTAGE TUBE: John Kander Talks ACT's SCOTTSBORO BOYS
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2012

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of the Bay Area premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical based on a tragic chapter in American history. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, July 22. Preview performances begin tomorrow, June 21, with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, June 27. Composer John Kander chatted with KGO TV about the production, and you can hear what he had to say below! (more...)

A.C.T. Extends THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS thru July 22A.C.T. Extends THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS thru July 22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

Due to popular demand, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) has announced the extension of the Bay Area premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical based on a tragic chapter in American history. Tickets are now on sale through Sunday, July 22. Preview performances begin tomorrow, June 21, with opening night scheduled for Wednesday, June 27. (more...)

A.C.T. Completes 2011-2012 Season with Bay Area Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, 6/21-7/15A.C.T. Completes 2011-2012 Season with Bay Area Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, 6/21-7/15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will close its 2011-12 season with the Bay Area premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical based on a tragic chapter in American history. Nominated for twelve 2011 Tony Awards, The Scottsboro Boys features music and lyrics by the legendary Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman), book by David Thompson (Steel Pier, Chicago), musical direction by Eric Ebbenga, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Contact). Jeff Whiting will serve as associate director and choreographer. Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden (Barney Miller, The Rothschilds on Broadway) joins the stellar cast as The Interlocutor. The Scottsboro Boys performs a limited run June 21-July 15, 2012, at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Wednesday, June 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets (starting at $20) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

A.C.T. to Host THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Talkback, 6/18A.C.T. to Host THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Talkback, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will welcome legendary Broadway songwriter and lyricist John Kander (Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman), five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman (The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Contact) and book writer David Thompson (Steel Pier, Chicago) for a one-night only conversation with A.C.T. Artistic Director Carey Perloff on Monday, June 18, at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Check Out Production Highlights from THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at The Old Globe!STAGE TUBE: Check Out Production Highlights from THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at The Old Globe!
by Stage Tube - May 16, 2012

The Old Globe is presenting the West Coast Premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical about an infamous chapter in American history. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, The Scottsboro Boys features music and lyrics by the legendary team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, libretto by David Thompson, musical direction by Eric Ebbenga and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The Scottsboro Boys began performances on April 29 and runs through June 10 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Official production highlights have been released and below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at The Old Globe  - Video Montage!STAGE TUBE: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS at The Old Globe - Video Montage!
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2012

The Old Globe is presenting the West Coast Premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical about an infamous chapter in American history. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, The Scottsboro Boys features music and lyrics by the legendary team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, libretto by David Thompson, musical direction by Eric Ebbenga and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The Scottsboro Boys began performances on April 29 and runs through June 10 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Check out the show trailer featuring the California cast below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Hits the Old Globe - Show Montage!STAGE TUBE: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Hits the Old Globe - Show Montage!
by Stage Tube - May 14, 2012

The Old Globe is presenting the West Coast Premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical about an infamous chapter in American history. Nominated for 12 Tony Awards, The Scottsboro Boys features music and lyrics by the legendary team of John Kander and Fred Ebb, libretto by David Thompson, musical direction by Eric Ebbenga and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The Scottsboro Boys began performances on April 29 and runs through June 10 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Check out the show trailer featuring the California cast below! (more...)

A.C.T. Completes 2011-2012 Season with Bay Area Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, 6/21-7/15A.C.T. Completes 2011-2012 Season with Bay Area Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, 6/21-7/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will close its 2011-12 season with the Bay Area premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical based on a tragic chapter in American history. Nominated for twelve 2011 Tony Awards, The Scottsboro Boys features music and lyrics by the legendary Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman), book by David Thompson (Steel Pier, Chicago), musical direction by Eric Ebbenga, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Contact). Jeff Whiting will serve as associate director and choreographer. Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden (Barney Miller, The Rothschilds on Broadway) joins the stellar cast as The Interlocutor. The Scottsboro Boys performs a limited run June 21-July 15, 2012, at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Wednesday, June 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets (starting at $20) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

Ron Holgate, Clifton Duncan and More to Lead Old Globe's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; Full Cast Announced!Ron Holgate, Clifton Duncan and More to Lead Old Globe's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical about an infamous chapter in American history. (more...)

StageWrite to Launch iPad App, Bogess, Stroman and More to Attend LaunchStageWrite to Launch iPad App, Bogess, Stroman and More to Attend Launch
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

StageWrite will launch its new iPad App on March 5. Those attending the launch includ Susan Stroman, John Tartaglia, Sierra Boggess, Joshua Henry, Will Swenson, Scott Ellis, Felipe Gamba of Disney Theatricals, Lynn Ahrens/Stephen Flaherty - composer/lyricist team for 'Ragtime', Rebecca Luker, Danny Burstein, Robert Petkoff, Matt Cavenaugh, Jenny Powers, Forrest McClendon, Scott Chaloff, Broadway casting director Tara Rubin, David Thompson - book writer THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Broadway Stage Manager Steven Zweigbaum, Brad Oscar, Stacia Fernandez, and a growing list of Broadway celebrities. (more...)

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