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Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in TorontoBroadway-Bound SOUSATZKA, Starring Victoria Clark, Starts Soon in Toronto
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

A friendly reminder that there are just two weeks until the world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, begins in Toronto! Previews start February 25, and opening night is March 23, 2017. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Watch Montego Glover Sing from SOUSATZKA in Toronto!BWW Exclusive: Watch Montego Glover Sing from SOUSATZKA in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

SOUSATZKA may be Broadway-bound, but first it stops in Toronto for a strictly limited engagement through April 9, 2017. The cast is in rehearsal today and BroadwayWorld will be giving you an exciting inside look! Belo, check out an exclusive sneak peek of Montego Glover singing 'Song of the Child.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Go Inside Rehearsals for Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto; Live at Noon!BWW Exclusive: Go Inside Rehearsals for Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto; Live at Noon!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

SOUSATZKA may be Broadway-bound, but first it stops in Toronto for a strictly limited engagement through April 9, 2017. The cast is in rehearsal today and BroadwayWorld will be giving you an exciting inside look! Tune in for our Facebook Live broadcast here! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Begins Rehearsals in TorontoPhoto Flash: Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA Begins Rehearsals in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Dec 16, 2016

Check out our first look at the Broadway-bound production of SOUSATZKA in rehearsals in Toronto! Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

Complete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKAComplete Cast and Creative Team Announced for Garth Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Based on the original novel Madame Sousatzka written by Bernice Rubens, SOUSATZKA is set in London, England in 1982 and tells the story of a musical prodigy torn between two powerful women from vastly different worlds: his mother, a political refugee from South Africa and his piano teacher, a brilliant eccentric with a shattered past. These two proud, iconoclastic women must ultimately cross cultural and racial divides to find common ground, or else jeopardize the young musician's destiny. (more...)

BWW Review: All the World's a Stage in CABARET at the Cape PlayhouseBWW Review: All the World's a Stage in CABARET at the Cape Playhouse
by Kristen Morale - Aug 12, 2016

This is the wonder of Kander and Ebb's masterpiece that is Cabaret, now brought to the Cape Playhouse in what can only be described, in the words of Fraulein Bowles, as 'perfectly marvelous,' although even that would be an understatement for such a show as this beautiful theater in the heart of Dennis Village now presents to a Cape Cod audience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of Obeah OperaPhoto Flash: First Look at World Premiere of Obeah Opera
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania in association with Nightwood Theatre and b current proudly present the world premiere of Obeah Opera, a groundbreaking a cappella musical odyssey conceived, written and composed by Culchahworks Co-Artistic Director Nicole Brooks that runs Tuesday August 4 to Saturday, August 8 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in The Distillery District (Media Night August 6).  Tickets are available at http://youngcentre.ca/ or by calling the Young Centre Box Office at416-866-8666 and will be available at http://obeahopera.com/ within the week.  Check out a first look below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania in association with Nightwood Theatreand b current proudly present the world premiere of Obeah Opera, a groundbreaking a cappella musical odyssey conceived, written and composed by Culchahworks Co-Artistic Director Nicole Brooks that runs tonight, August 4 to Saturday, August 8 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in The Distillery District (Media Night August 6).  Tickets are available at http://youngcentre.ca/ or by calling the Young Centre Box Office at 416-866-8666 and will be available at http://obeahopera.com/ within the week. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

TORONTO (July 7, 2015) - Culchahworks Arts Collective and Panamania in association with Nightwood Theatreand b current proudly present the world premiere of Obeah Opera, a groundbreaking a cappella musical odyssey conceived, written and composed by Culchahworks Co-Artistic Director Nicole Brooks that runs Tuesday August 4 to Saturday, August 8 at the Young Centre for the Performing Arts in The Distillery District (Media Night August 6).  Tickets are available at http://youngcentre.ca/ or by calling the Young Centre Box Office at 416-866-8666 and will be available at http://obeahopera.com/ within the week. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! to Close This Sunday Off-BroadwayDISENCHANTED! to Close This Sunday Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

?Producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) announced today that after 30 previews and 139 regular performances Off-Broadway, DISENCHANTED! will play its final performance at Westside Theatre (407 West 43rd Street) on Sunday, June 14, 2015 at 7:30PM.  (more...)

DISENCHANTED to Celebrate Broadway with 'The Tiara Awards'DISENCHANTED to Celebrate Broadway with 'The Tiara Awards'
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Hear ye, hear ye! In honor of National Tiara Day this Sunday, May 24, the Off-Broadway hit comedy Disenchanted! announces the first ever Tiara Awards. Not your (Fairy God) mother's awards - 'The Tiaras' (#TheTiaras) are granted to the most enchanting ingenues, spellbinding performers, wicked scoundrels and perfect Prince Charmings of the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 5/09- AMERICAN IN PARIS, ZORBA, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 5/09- AMERICAN IN PARIS, ZORBA, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Sam Underwood & Nana Visitor to Host LIVING ROOM REUNION Benefit, Launching New Film CompanySam Underwood & Nana Visitor to Host LIVING ROOM REUNION Benefit, Launching New Film Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Sam Underwood and Nana Visitor will Co-Host a special one-night only event, Living Room Reunion, a benefit evening to launch and support the new charitable filmmaking company, The Production Farm, on Monday evening, April 27, 2015 at Saint Peter's Church (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). Sponsored by Barrier Brewing Co., ticket information is available via email at info@theproductionfarm.org (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayDISENCHANTED! Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The original 'princess posse' of last fall's sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! is making the transfer to Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street) for an open-ended run. DISENCHANTED! began previews at Westside Theatre Upstairs on March 19, 2015, with an Opening Night slated for tonight, April 7, 2015. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Princesses Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS TonightDISENCHANTED! Princesses Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Tonight, March 26th, Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of the off-Broadway hit Disenchanted! and more. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Princesses Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This WeekDISENCHANTED! Princesses Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

This Thursday, March 26th, Broadway Sessions welcomes the cast of the off-Broadway hit Disenchanted! and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: DISENCHANTED! Cast Performs Post-Show Pop MedleySTAGE TUBE: DISENCHANTED! Cast Performs Post-Show Pop Medley
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2015

The original 'princess posse' of last fall's sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! just returned off-Broadway to Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street) for an open-ended run. Below, watch them go 'pitch perfect' after a recent performance with an a cappella medley of some of their favorite pop hits! (more...)

Original Cast Returns in DISENCHANTED! Tonight at the Westside TheatreOriginal Cast Returns in DISENCHANTED! Tonight at the Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) are thrilled to announce that the original 'princess posse' of last fall's sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! will be making the transfer to Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street) for the show's upcoming open-ended run. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Cast Returning for Open Run at Westside TheatreDISENCHANTED! Cast Returning for Open Run at Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) are thrilled to announce that the original "princess posse" of last fall's sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! will be making the transfer to Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street) for the show's upcoming open-ended run. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch the Princess Posse in Action in DISENCHANTED!BWW TV: Watch the Princess Posse in Action in DISENCHANTED!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 11, 2014

The new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! just made its New York premiere at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue). With book, music and lyrics byDennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

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