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BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and BeyondBWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and Beyond
by Bonny Loo - Oct 30, 2015

Billed as 'a new musical', the world premiere of Prince of Broadway at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo salutes legendary Broadway producer/director, Harold Prince. Co-directed by Prince himself and Susan Stroman (who also choreographs), the evening celebrates an illustrious career spanning over six decades from the 1950s up to the present day, during which time Hal Prince has produced and/or directed more than 30 Broadway shows, winning a record 21 Tony Awards along the way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peak at Jason Graae in SCROOGE IN LOVE! Premiere at 42nd Street MoonPhoto Flash: Sneak Peak at Jason Graae in SCROOGE IN LOVE! Premiere at 42nd Street Moon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Just in time for the holidays, 42nd Street Moon presents the return of everyone's favorite Yuletide sourpuss in the World Premiere of SCROOGE IN LOVE!, a fun, high-spirited follow-up to A Christmas Carol. Starring Broadway's Jason Graae (last seen at 42nd Street Moon in Little Me) in the title role, SCROOGE IN LOVE! follows Ebenezer Scrooge one year after his life changed for the better, although he still feels something is missing. Directed by Dyan McBride, SCROOGE IN LOVE! will run November 25-December 13, 2015 (Press opening: Saturday, November 28) at the Eureka Theatre, 215 Jackson Street, San Francisco. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal ShowtunesBWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 23, 2015

While August is quickly winding down, much of the country is still engulfed in an oppressive summer heat. Whether or not it's global warming (it's global warming), there is no escaping the Dog Days of Summer. So, for our monthly feature, Jeff Walker and I made the only tangentially related leap to take a look at our favorite showtunes about animals, dogs or otherwise. Take a look at what we came up with, and share yours in the comments below. (more...)

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next WeekA LETTER TO HARVEY MILK to Receive Industry Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

The award-winning musical, A Letter to Harvey Milk, based on the short story "A Letter to Harvey Milk" by Leslea Newman,  will enjoy an invite-only industry reading in New York City on Monday, June 22, 2015 at Times Square's Playroom Theatre. A Letter to Harvey Milk, has a book by Jerry James, Cheryl Stern and Laura I. Kramer, lyrics by Ellen M. Schwartz with additional lyrics by Cheryl Stern, and music by Laura I. Kramer, it has been musical directed, arranged and orchestrated by Ned Paul Ginsburg, and the reading will be directed by Evan Pappas (Performer: Parade, My Favorite Year). (more...)

MURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the GeffenMURDER FOR TWO, Starring Original NY Cast, Extends Through Aug 2 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

The Off-Broadway hit Murder for Two opens tonight (June 3) in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater.  The production has now been extended through Sunday, August 2. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti Helps Raise Funds for 42nd Street MoonPhoto Flash: Laura Benanti Helps Raise Funds for 42nd Street Moon
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

San Francisco's 42nd Street Moon raised the roof -- and significant funds -- with the help of celebrity guest star Laura Benanti at SONG OF A SUMMER NIGHT, the theatre company's gala fundraising evening held June 1 at Bimbo's 365 Club in San Francisco. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

American Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZAmerican Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will workshop and present a staged reading of the new musical "The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz" written by the Fred Ebb Award, Jonathan Larson Grant and Lorenz Hart Award-winning team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond.  (more...)

SNOOPY! THE MUSICAL Set for Limelight TheatreSNOOPY! THE MUSICAL Set for Limelight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

ONE of the world's most famous dogs is about to embark on a major stage musical at Limelight Theatre this June. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/14-2/15/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/14-2/15/2015
by - Feb 15, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 15, 2015 - Sunday, February 15, 2015. (more...)

Larry Grossman to Develop New Workshop of Snoopy! The Musical at Texas State; Hopkins to Direct, Cates ChoreographsLarry Grossman to Develop New Workshop of Snoopy! The Musical at Texas State; Hopkins to Direct, Cates Choreographs
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

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Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian's Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Murder for Two will run January 24 - March 1 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Alice Ripley Shares Backstage Photo From A CHRISTMAS MEMORYAlice Ripley Shares Backstage Photo From A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 30, 2014

Get a backstage look at A CHRISTMAS MEMORY starring Alice Ripley! (more...)

PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, TodayPBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

?Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. (more...)

Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!Joe Kinosian and Ian Lowe to Star in The Old Globe's MURDER FOR TWO; Cast & Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for Murder for Two, with book and music by Joe Kinosian and book and lyrics by Kellen Blair. Globe veteran Scott Schwartz (A Room with a View at the Globe, The Hunchback of Notre Dame at La Jolla Playhouse) returns to direct Blair and Kinosian's Off Broadway hit, a vaudevillian mystery musical with an energetic two-man cast. Murder for Two will run January 24 - March 1 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26PBS to Encore AMERICAN MASTERS: BING CROSBY REDISCOVERED, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

?Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multimedia star of the first half of the 20th century. For more than three decades, through radio, film, television and records, he reigned supreme. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Can Use a Few More MemoriesBWW Reviews: A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Can Use a Few More Memories
by Michael Dale - Dec 7, 2014

Truman Capote's short story doesn't provide enough plot for this two-act musical. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters Releases New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED on DVD TodayTHIRTEEN's American Masters Releases New Documentary BING CROSBY UNDISCOVERED on DVD Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Bing Crosby (May 3, 1903-October 14, 1977) was, without doubt, the most popular and influential multi-media star of the first half of the 20 th century. (more...)

First Listen To Alice Ripley's 'The Kite Song' From A CHRISTMAS MEMORYFirst Listen To Alice Ripley's 'The Kite Song' From A CHRISTMAS MEMORY
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 30, 2014

Preview one of the standout songs from A CHRISTMAS MEMORY starring Alice Ripley! (more...)

New Video Featurette On A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Starring Alice RipleyNew Video Featurette On A CHRISTMAS MEMORY Starring Alice Ripley
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 29, 2014

Onstage and backstage at A CHRISTMAS MEMORY starring Alice Ripley! (more...)

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