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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 6th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 06, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Special nights at the Marriott and Stage 773 this weekend, plus three shows opening ('Coraline,' 'Reefer Madness' and 'Fiddler') and four shows closing ('Motown,' 'Big Fish,' 'Godspell' and 'Hillbillies'). We'll tell you the three shows that have one additional week, plus a Christmas movie has us all a-buzz!! (more...)

Marriott Theatre to Celebrate the Life of Former Artistic Director Dyanne Earley, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 04, 2014

A Celebration of Life will be held on August 11, 2014 honoring the life and work of former Marriott Theatre Artistic Director Dyanne Kathleen Earley. The event will be held at Marriott's Lincolnshire Resort, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL from 6:30 to 10 PM. A brief performance featuring Musical Director Kevin Stites, singers Kevin Earley, Dave Earley, Felicia Fields, and Alene Robertson, and speakers from Dyanne's personal and professional life will begin at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Ship of Dreams: A Look Back at TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Concert at Avery Fisher Hall with Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James & More!
by Walter McBride - Feb 18, 2014

Last night, the Tony Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical was performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, featuring almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra. The production was directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. BroadwayWorld was on the scene to capture all of magic inside the 'Ship of Dreams' - check out photos from the concert, featuring Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, David Garrison, and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Ship of Dreams! Watch Bonus Rehearsal Footage from Tonight's TITANIC Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2014

Tonight, the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, featuring almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra. The production is directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company recently gave a special press preview and you can check out bonus footage from the performance preview below! Click here to check out interviews with the cast! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Concert
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company met the press yesterday and you can check out photos of the company below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sail On! In Rehearsal with Brian d'Arcy James, Jill Paice & the Cast of TITANIC
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company met the press yesterday and you can check out photos from the special performance preview below! (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Cast of TITANIC Concert- Plus an Exclusive Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 11, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the whole gang about the special event. Check out what they had to say and watch an exclusive performance preview below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of MCP's TITANIC Concert!
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. The company met the press earlier today and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! Check back later for full coverage. (more...)

Michele Ragusa Replaces Victoria Clark in TITANIC at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Rehearsals are in full swing and in just one week the TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed live at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. (more...)

Jonathan Brody, Scott Burkell and More Join TITANIC: THE MUSICAL Concert at Avery Fisher Hall
by BWW News Desk - Feb 04, 2014

The TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical will be performed at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on February 17, 2014. Tickets are selling fast for this once-off concert performance, which features almost the entire cast from the original Broadway musical, over 200 singers, and the enlarged forces of the professional New York City Chamber Orchestra, all Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites. (more...)

REBECCA Rights Extended Through December; Producers Eying Winter 2014 Start
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2014

Lead producers Ben Sprecher and Louise Forlenza, announced today that REBECCA, the musical based on the classic novel by Daphne du Maurier, has officially extended its rights through December 31, 2014 and is eyeing a Winter 2014 start. They are now joined by Co Producers Steven Colson, Peter Bezemes and Barbara Sellinger, along with the previously announced co-producers, who all remained committed to the project. (more...)

2013 BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards Winners Announced - LES MISERABLES at the Muny Wins Big!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2014

Leading the pack, with 12 wins is The Muny's hit summer production of LES MISERABLES. Check back in October when the public nomination period will once again open, for the 2014 awards. Congratulations to all of the 2013 award winners! (more...)

Tickets Now Available for Manhattan Concert Productions' TITANIC, Starring Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, Victoria Clark & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

The TONY Award-winning score from Titanic: The Musical is set to be staged for one night only at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center on February 17, 2014. Directed by Don Stephenson, with Music Direction by Kevin Stites, the performance stars almost all of the cast from the original Broadway musical, tickets are on sale now. (more...)

BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards LAST CHANCE TO VOTE - Barker, Ingram Tied!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld St. Louis Holiday Madness Awards Update 12/20 - John Contini Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

St. Louis Winter Storm Watch Awards Update 12/13 - John Contini Leads!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards Update 12/6 - John Contini in Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 06, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Post-Turkey BroadwayWorld St. Louis Awards Update 11/29 - John Contini Leads Best Actor!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2013

Voting is now underway for St. Louis! We have a record number of votes in already, but if you haven't voted yet, click here to vote! If you have voted already, tell your friends. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Bring VOIGT LESSONS to Calderwood Pavilion, 11/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

As the Associated Press observes, Deborah Voigt boasts 'a stage presence that radiates an endearing charm.' This fall, the superstar soprano returns to Boston's Celebrity Series with two performances of Voigt Lessons at the Calderwood Pavilion on Thursday, November 21 and Friday, November 22, with Kevin Stites on piano. An intimate one-woman show, Voigt Lessons was developed in working sessions with award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and director Francesca Zambello at the famed MacDowell Colony, and takes the leading dramatic soprano's life and career as the basis for a revealing script that incorporates 18 songs and arias of special importance to her. At its premiere at the 2011 Glimmerglass Festival, Voigt Lessons impressed the New York Times as 'chatty, witty, and sometimes painfully poignant,' while Toronto's Globe and Mail pronounced it 'an absolute gem.' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Cast of Dreams! Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, Victoria Clark, Jill Paice & More Set to Lead MCP's TITANIC Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced the full cast for the second installment of its Broadway Series, with a concert performance of, Titanic The Musical. This concert performance will feature almost all of the cast members from the original Tony Award winning Broadway production. (more...)

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