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STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at World Premiere of Berkeley Rep's AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL Featuring Samantha BarksSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at World Premiere of Berkeley Rep's AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL Featuring Samantha Barks
by Stage Tube - Aug 24, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that award-winning British actress Samantha Barks will star in the world premiere of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). Barks, who is best known for her stand-out performance as Eponine in the film adaptation of LES MISERABLES, will portray the inquisitive and charmingly shy Amelie. Her most recent theatre credits include City of Angels, Cabaret, and Oliver! in London's West End, and Chicago at The Hollywood Bowl. She will be joined by Randy Blair (Hipolito), Adam Chanler-Berat (Nino), Alison Cimmet(Amandine/Philomene), Carla Duren (Gina),John Hickok (Raphael/Bretodeaux), Alyse Alan Louis (Georgette/Fluffy/Sylvie), and Paul Whitty (Joseph).   (more...)

Broadway's ALLEGIANCE Announces Partnership with Educational Program 'Inspire Change'Broadway's ALLEGIANCE Announces Partnership with Educational Program 'Inspire Change'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Producers Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus has announced a partnership with INSPIRE CHANGE, an innovative arts program that works alongside commercial theater productions to provide students across the tri-state area with no-and-low-cost tickets paired with unique and high-impact educational programming. INSPIRE CHANGE was piloted with the Tony-winning Best Musical Memphis in 2012 and will be back on Broadway this fall with Allegiance, a new American musical starring Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, George Takei and Telly Leung, which will open on Broadway at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street) on Sunday, November 8, 2015. Previews begin on Tuesday, October 6, 2015. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Breaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on BroadwayBreaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

This just in... The Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Yazbeck & Megan Fairchild Dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet in ON THE TOWN!
by Stage Tube - Aug 3, 2015

Below, watch as Tony nominee Tony Yazbeck and Megan Fairchild dance the 'Great Lover' Ballet from Act 2! (more...)

ALLEGIANCE Launches Docuseries 'Trek To Broadway' on Facebook; Watch First Episode!ALLEGIANCE Launches Docuseries 'Trek To Broadway' on Facebook; Watch First Episode!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Lorenzo Thione and Andrew Treagus, producers of the upcoming Broadway musical Allegiance starring Lea Salonga and George Takei, release their new docuseries Allegiance: Trek to Broadwa todayy, which chronicles the musical's journey to Broadway, directly to their fans exclusively on Facebook. The first of this ten-part docuseries is now available with new bimonthly installments through December 2015. Broadway's Allegiance, a new musical inspired by Takei's true-life story, opens on November 8, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Previews begin October 6. Check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Trio Debut Acoustic FUN HOME/Ingrid Michaelson MashupSTAGE TUBE: Trio Debut Acoustic FUN HOME/Ingrid Michaelson Mashup
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2015

Melanie Brook, Anna Ty Bergman, and Kerri George have taken to YouTube to debut a new acoustic mashup, featuring Ingrid Michaelson's 'The Chain' and 'Ring of Key's from Broadway's FUN HOME, including Nat Zegree on piano. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Alison Bechdel Talks Seeing Her Life on Stage in FUN HOMEVIDEO: Alison Bechdel Talks Seeing Her Life on Stage in FUN HOME
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Author Alison Bechdel stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about seeing her life on stage in the Tony Award winning musical FUN HOME. (more...)

VIDEO: FUN HOME Becomes First Broadway Show to Perform on LATE NIGHT; Watch Full Appearance!VIDEO: FUN HOME Becomes First Broadway Show to Perform on LATE NIGHT; Watch Full Appearance!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 30, 2015

The groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, made history last night when it became the first Broadway show to perform on NBC's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.' (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a PolkaVIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Sing ABC's 'World News Now' in the Style of a Polka
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2015

Cast members from ON THE TOWN recently stopped by ABC-TV to sing 'The World News Polka,' accompanied by an accordion. Watch the humorous performance- complete with sock puppets- below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Celebrates Tony Wins with 'See It to Be It' MontageSTAGE TUBE: FUN HOME Celebrates Tony Wins with 'See It to Be It' Montage
by Stage Tube - Jul 8, 2015

A month after FUN HOME's Jeanine Tesori and Lisa Kron made history at the 2015 Tony Awards, the Broadway production has taken a look back at the big night in a new celebratory montage, titled 'See It To Be It.' Check it out below! (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returns to DPAC April 5th-6th, 2016!MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Returns to DPAC April 5th-6th, 2016!
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Jul 7, 2015

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Breaking News: American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland to Join Cast of ON THE TOWN in AugustBreaking News: American Ballet Theatre's Misty Copeland to Join Cast of ON THE TOWN in August
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 5, 2015

On the heels of being named the first female African-American principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, The New York Times is reporting that Misty Copeland will be joining the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN next month. After New York City Ballet principal dancer Megan Fairchild departs the show, Copeland will take over the role of Ivy for two weeks, beginning August 25th.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHESPhoto Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and Whitney Bashor in Broadway-Bound BEACHES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Broadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in ChicagoBroadway-Bound BEACHES, Starring Shoshana Bean & Whitney Bashor, Opens Tonight in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Drury Lane Productions and Jennifer Maloney-Prezioso (Broadway's Spring Awakening, Rock of Ages) present the pre-Broadway production of Beaches, A New Musical, based on the beloved novel by Iris Rainer Dart. The show began previews June 24 and opens tonight, July 2nd, running through August 16, 2015. The original musical is written by Iris Rainer Dart and Thom Thomas, with music by David Austin and lyrics by Iris Rainer Dart. The production is directed by Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). (more...)

VIDEO: Beth Malone Speaks on Marriage Equality After FUN HOME PerformanceVIDEO: Beth Malone Speaks on Marriage Equality After FUN HOME Performance
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2015

The FUN HOME cast commemorated the event with a special speech from Beth Malone following Friday night's performance. Check out the whole thing below! (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 SeasonMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET to Launch New Tour During 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET will celebrate the closing of its 4th season on the road on Sunday, June 28.  Inspired by the electrifying true story of four rock 'n' roll icons, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET played over 60 cities in the last year from Anchorage and Oklahoma City to St. Louis and Buffalo, and will conclude at Vienna, VA's beautiful outdoor venue, Wolf Trap National Park for the Performing Arts. (more...)

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