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KINKY BOOTS National Tour Will Stop in North Texas Twice in 2015KINKY BOOTS National Tour Will Stop in North Texas Twice in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

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 Music Hall at Fair Park February 24 - March 8, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. The tour will roll back into Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall October 27 - November 1, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Full Cast Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan SilvermanFull Cast Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Casting is complete for the upcoming workshop presentations of the 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...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This SpringAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

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 Lansburyreturns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. (more...)

CLINTON THE MUSICAL to Open Off-Broadway This SpringCLINTON THE MUSICAL to Open Off-Broadway This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

This summer, Clinton The Musical, written by Paul and Michael Hodge premiered at the New York Musical Theatre Festival. The headline-making musical played to sold out houses and extended several times. The show was featured in such media outlets as Bloomberg Television, Mother Jones, Rolling Stone Magazine, MSNBC, CNN and BBC to name a few. This spring, Clinton The Musical will get its official Off-Broadway premiere directed by Tony nominated Dan Knechtges (Tail! Spin!, Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu). Performances will begin on March 26, and Opening Night will be on Thursday, April 9 at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street). Clinton The Musical is produced by Kari Lynn Hearn of CoolChic Productions and Executive Produced by Ken Davenport. Tickets are $77.50-$97.50 and can be purchased at Telecharge at ?212.239.6200 or at www.telecharge.com. Tickets go on sale Tuesday, January 20, 2015. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning KINKY BOOTS Gets West End Transfer, August 2015Tony Award-Winning KINKY BOOTS Gets West End Transfer, August 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

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), will transfer to the West End August, 2015, according to a casting notice for the production. (more...)

Porch Light Productions Presents ALTAR BOYZPorch Light Productions Presents ALTAR BOYZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Porch Light Productions, an award-winning theatre specializing in live shows and professional performing arts training presents ALTAR BOYZ, as part of it's 2014/15 Main Stage series, February 20-28. (more...)

Kyle Taylor Parker to Temporarily Take Over as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway; Billy Porter Extends into 2016!Kyle Taylor Parker to Temporarily Take Over as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway; Billy Porter Extends into 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kyle Taylor Parker, who is currently earning raves as 'Lola' in the National Tour of the Tony Award®-winning musical Kinky Boots, will step into the role on Broadway at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) for three months, taking over for Tony® Award-winner Billy Porter from January 27 – April 26, 2015. Porter will return toKinky Boots on April 28, 2015, and has extended his contract through January 2016. (more...)

Tom Kirdahy Named 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the YearTom Kirdahy Named 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

The list of final 2014 Broadway Global Producer of the Year nominees are the who's who list for Broadway investors, each making changes in global arts. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theatre On Sale TodayTickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theatre On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 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 today, December 19th at 10:00 AM. (more...)

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...)

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