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Ryan Silverman to Join Laura Osnes, Marc Kudisch in Workshop Presentations of SOMEWHERE IN TIMERyan Silverman to Join Laura Osnes, Marc Kudisch in Workshop Presentations of SOMEWHERE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

This February, Drama Desk Award nominee Ryan Silverman (Side Show, Chicago) will lead the cast in workshop presentations of the new Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

All-Star Broadway Revival of IT'S ONLY A PLAY Recoups Investment!All-Star Broadway Revival of IT'S ONLY A PLAY Recoups Investment!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport reported that the Broadway production of It's Only a Play has recouped its $3.9 million capitalization. (more...)

Tony Nominee Marc Kudisch to Join Laura Osnes in Workshop Presentations of SOMEWHERE IN TIMETony Nominee Marc Kudisch to Join Laura Osnes in Workshop Presentations of SOMEWHERE IN TIME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Three-time Tony Award nominee Marc Kudisch (9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) is set to co-star with two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) in the upcoming workshop presentations of the new Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA TonightBLITHE SPIRIT, Starring Angela Lansbury, Opens National Tour in LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening tonight, December 14. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American TourPhoto Flash: First Look at Angela Lansbury and More in the BLITHE SPIRIT North American Tour
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury returns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. Performances for BLITHE SPIRIT have begun at Center Theatre Group's Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles with an official opening on Sunday, December 14. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Lead Workshops of New Musical SOMEWHERE IN TIME in 2015Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Lead Workshops of New Musical SOMEWHERE IN TIME in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

This February, two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) will lead the cast of workshop presentations of the new Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  12/8; Big Week for GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and IT'S ONLY A PLAYINDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 12/8; Big Week for GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE and IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 8, 2014

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 12/7/2014. (more...)

Kyle Taylor Parker and Steven Booth Lead KINKY BOOTS at Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11Kyle Taylor Parker and Steven Booth Lead KINKY BOOTS at Segerstrom Center, 12/30-1/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for KINKY BOOTS) opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts December 30, 2014 - January 11, 2015. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theatre On Sale 12/19Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theatre On Sale 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Orpheum Theatre May 19th. Tickets will go on sale to the public Friday, December 19th at 10:00 AM and will be available for purchase online at the official Orpheum Theatre website, www.orpheum-memphis.com, The Orpheum Box Office (901.525.3000), the ticket counter at The Booksellers at Laurelwood, and all Ticketmaster centers (901.743.ARTS). (more...)

THE SNOW QUEEN and SEARCHING FOR ROMEO Win 2014 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing AwardTHE SNOW QUEEN and SEARCHING FOR ROMEO Win 2014 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Steele Spring Stage Rights announced today that two new musicals are the recipients of the 2014 Stage Rights/NYMF Publishing Award: "The Snow Queen" and "Searching For Romeo." (more...)

Tony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYTony Winner Katie Finneran & Maulik Pancholy Will Join Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit comedy It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will welcome two new stars. Beginning January 7, 2015, two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran and Screen Actors Guild Award-winning "30 Rock" alum Maulik Pancholy-in his Broadway debut-will assume the roles of 'Julia Budder' and 'Frank Finger', respectively. (more...)

Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally Will Not Extend Run in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY; New Cast Members to Be Announced ShortlyRupert Grint and Megan Mullally Will Not Extend Run in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY; New Cast Members to Be Announced Shortly
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

BWW has just confirmed that Rupert Grint and Megan Mullally will not be extending with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, due to prior commitments. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Danielle Wade Sings Landon Braverman & Derek Hassler's 'Thin Ice'BWW TV Exclusive: CUTTING-EDGE COMPOSERS CORNER- Danielle Wade Sings Landon Braverman & Derek Hassler's 'Thin Ice'
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2014

This week's spotlight shines on Landon Braverman and Derek Hassler, featuring OVER THE RAINBOW winner Danielle Wade performing their song 'Thin Ice' at 54 Below. The setting for the original song is inspired by a cabin Hassler's family used to own in Wisconsin. (more...)

Playhouse on Park to Present ALTAR BOYZ Starting December 3Playhouse on Park to Present ALTAR BOYZ Starting December 3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

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KINKY BOOTS National Tour to Play The Hobby Center in FebruaryKINKY BOOTS National Tour to Play The Hobby Center in February
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), plays at The Hobby Center February 10-22. (more...)

Betsy Morgan & More to Perform Songs by Braverman & Hassler at Don't Tell Mama, 11/24Betsy Morgan & More to Perform Songs by Braverman & Hassler at Don't Tell Mama, 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Musical theatre songwriting team Braverman and Hassler present an evening of original cabaret songs and selections from their musicals Queen of the West and The White Rose, performed by a cast that features Briana Carlson-Goodman (Les Miserables), Betsy Morgan (Found, A Little Night Music), Catherine Ricafort (Cinderella, Honeymoon In Vegas), Will Roland (The Black Suits, LoserSongs), Celeste Rose, and Noah Zachary (Clown Bar). 'It's About Time' marks Braverman and Hassler's long-awaited New York cabaret debut. Direction is by Don't Tell Mama's associate director of programming Max Friedman and musical direction is by Matt Aument. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Signs on for IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Extended Broadway RunMatthew Broderick Signs on for IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Extended Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that TonyŽ Award winner Matthew Broderick has extended his contract with Broadway's smash hit It's Only A Play. Originally scheduled to appear in the production through its original closing date of January 4th, Broderick will continue to star in the production through its new end date on March 29, 2015. Broderick currently stars in the production opposite Nathan Lane, who exits on January 4th for a previously scheduled professional commitment. Beginning January 7th, Broderick will headline It's Only A Play opposite the previously-announced Martin Short. (more...)

Official: Martin Short to Replace Nathan Lane in IT'S ONLY A PLAY; Show to Extend, Transfer Theaters!Official: Martin Short to Replace Nathan Lane in IT'S ONLY A PLAY; Show to Extend, Transfer Theaters!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Broadway's record-breaking, star-studded smash hit It's Only a Play by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, will extend, and with a new star: Tony and Emmy Award winner Martin Short will assume the role of 'James Wicker' originated by Nathan Lane, who departs January 4th to prepare for his upcoming performance in director Robert Falls' production of The Iceman Cometh at the Brooklyn Academy of Music in 2015. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to TPAC in February 2015KINKY BOOTS National Tour Coming to TPAC in February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper, will play Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall for a limited, one-week engagement February 3-8, 2015. (more...)

Terri Mateer to Present Solo Show A KIND SHOT 11/18 at Nuyorican Poets CafeTerri Mateer to Present Solo Show A KIND SHOT 11/18 at Nuyorican Poets Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

After a run this summer in the NY International Fringe Festival, writer/performer Terri Mateer is set to present her humorous, inspiring and thought-provoking solo show 'a kind shot' on Tuesday, November 18 at 7pm at the Nuyorican Poets Cafe (236 East 3rd Street). (more...)

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