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Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (more...)

WHITE CHRISTMAS Cast Celebrates 100th Year of New Haven's Shubert TheaterWHITE CHRISTMAS Cast Celebrates 100th Year of New Haven's Shubert Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 23, 2014

What better way to commemorate the 100th birthday of one of the nation's most storied theaters - The Shubert Theater in New Haven, Connecticut - than with a special video starring the national company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas, the first show to take the stage in the theater's centennial year? (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

City Theatre's SMART BLONDE, Starring Andrea Burns & Adam Heller, Opens TomorrowCity Theatre's SMART BLONDE, Starring Andrea Burns & Adam Heller, Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

City Theatre continues its 40th anniversary season with a world premiere, commissioned play. SMART BLONDE, by Willy Holtzman, directed by Peter Flynn, will run in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio November 15 - December 21, 2014. (more...)

City Theatre Premieres SMART BLONDE TonightCity Theatre Premieres SMART BLONDE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2014

City Theatre continues its 40th anniversary season with a world premiere, commissioned play. SMART BLONDE, by Willy Holtzman, directed by Peter Flynn, will run in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio tonight, November 15 - December 21, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYINGBWW Reviews: Theater Works Revives HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Herbert Paine - Nov 10, 2014

Theater Works' revival of H2$ features some fine turns by Joshua Vern, Michael Schwenke, Jeffrey Middleton and Osiris Cuen in a crowd-pleasing but uneven production. (more...)

Broadway Celebrates the Life of Mary Rodgers Guettel This EveningBroadway Celebrates the Life of Mary Rodgers Guettel This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The life of Mary Rodgers Guettel, composer and children's book author, will be remembered and honored in a memorial celebration tonight, November 3 at Town Hall. Mary was best known for her musical Once Upon a Mattress, and her novel Freaky Friday. She passed away in June at her home in New York City. She was 83 years old. (more...)

Broadway Will Celebrate the Life of Mary Rodgers Guettel on 11/3Broadway Will Celebrate the Life of Mary Rodgers Guettel on 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The life of Mary Rodgers Guettel, composer and children's book author, will be remembered and honored in a memorial celebration on Monday, November 3 at Town Hall. Mary was best known for her musical Once Upon a Mattress, and her novel Freaky Friday. She passed away in June at her home in New York City. She was 83 years old. (more...)

getTV to Celebrate Judy Holliday With Five-Film 'Thanksgiving Holliday' MarathongetTV to Celebrate Judy Holliday With Five-Film 'Thanksgiving Holliday' Marathon
by TV News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

getTV pays tribute to Oscar-winning actress Judy Holliday with a special block, every Thursday in November at 7 p.m. ET. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Phyllis Newman Talks Broadway, Husband Adolph Green, and the Great ON THE TOWNBWW Interviews: Phyllis Newman Talks Broadway, Husband Adolph Green, and the Great ON THE TOWN
by Sally Henry - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway veteran Phyllis Newman has not only graced the stage with performers such as Bernadette Peters and Donna McKechnie, and worked directly with other Broadway greats such as Leonard Bernstein, but she was even nominated for a Tony Award against Barbra Streisand- and won! Despite her extensive career and success, she finds her greatest joy and pride in the work of her husband, the late Tony Award-winning lyricist Adolph Green. In light of his upcoming 100th birthday and the opening of his first masterpiece, ON THE TOWN, Newman graciously shared with us her experiences as a Broadway veteran and wife of a lyricist. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J OjaBWW Reviews: BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J Oja
by Wesley Doucette - Oct 16, 2014

A look at Harvard scholar Carol J. Oja's discussion of the development and wartime premier of Bernstein and Robbins' musical 'On the Town.' (more...)

City Theatre to Premiere SMART BLONDE, 11/15-12/21City Theatre to Premiere SMART BLONDE, 11/15-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

City Theatre continues its 40th anniversary season with a world premiere, commissioned play. SMART BLONDE, by Willy Holtzman, directed by Peter Flynn, will run in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio November 15 - December 21, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Kinks Above The Waistline: VENUS IN FUR at the REPBWW Reviews: Kinks Above The Waistline: VENUS IN FUR at the REP
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Oct 6, 2014

If shifting psychodynamics are your thing, this version caters to your taste. Tkel is excellent as she repeatedly changes voice and accent and affect, a Noo Yoouhk-accented noodginess and klutziness as Vanda, a Judy-Holliday-in-Born-Yesterday sprightliness as a slightly more empowered Vanda making suggestions during the reading, and a cultivated Masterpiece Theatre voice and regally bitchy style as Wanda and as maybe-Venus. (more...)

BWW Review: OMG You Guys, LEGALLY BLONDE Is Playing at Ephrata Pertorming Arts Center!BWW Review: OMG You Guys, LEGALLY BLONDE Is Playing at Ephrata Pertorming Arts Center!
by Marakay Rogers - Jul 29, 2014

OMG, like, Elle Woods is back, and she's turning Ephrata pink! (more...)

BORN YESTERDAY Now Available In Blu-ray EditionBORN YESTERDAY Now Available In Blu-ray Edition
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

A new Blu-ray edition of the popular stage-to-screen adaptation of Garson Kanin's celebrated comedy BORN YESTERDAY is now available to order. (more...)

NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31NJ Rep Presents LUCKY ME by Robert Caisley, 7/31-8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere of Lucky Me by Robert Caisley, directed by SuzAnne Barabas and starring Dan Grimaldi, Wendy Peace, Michael Irvin Pollard and Mark Light-Orr. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Remembering Mary RodgersPhoto Flashback: Remembering Mary Rodgers
by Walter McBride - Jun 27, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, Mary Rodgers Guettel died at her home in Manhattan yesterday morning after a long illness, according to her son Alec Guettel. She was 83 years old. We remember the Broadway legend below. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 27, 2014

Today we are saluting a versatile and unique figure in theatre history who grew up as the daughter of one of the most important composers in musical theatre and contributed recognizable and fondly remembered works of her own, as well - Mary Rodgers Guettel. (more...)

Broadway Composer Mary Rodgers Guettel Passes Away at 83Broadway Composer Mary Rodgers Guettel Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

Mary Rodgers Guettel died at her home in Manhattan this morning after a long illness, according to her son Alec Guettel. She was 83 years old. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Little Education from James Rocco on BROADWAY SONGBOOK: COMDEN & GREENBWW Interviews: A Little Education from James Rocco on BROADWAY SONGBOOK: COMDEN & GREEN
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 13, 2014

James Rocco's BROADWAY SONGBOOK series at The Ordway Center for Performing Arts in Saint Paul, Minn., is a treasure for anyone who has an iPod full of showtunes (me: guilty!) and should earn continuing education credits for audience members who gain a wealth of knowledge in theatre history over the course of the show. (more...)

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