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Mamie Parris, Preston Truman Boyd & More Join Cast of Roundabout's ON THE 20TH CENTURY; Full Company Announced!Mamie Parris, Preston Truman Boyd & More Join Cast of Roundabout's ON THE 20TH CENTURY; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced additional casting for the new Broadway production of the classic musical On the Twentieth Century starring Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth, Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher, Tony nominee Andy Karl, Mark Linn-Baker, Tony winner Michael McGrath and Tony winner Mary Louise Wilson. On the Twentieth Century will be choreographed by Tony winner Warren Carlyle and directed by six-time Tony nominee Scott Ellis, and features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. On the Twentieth Century is based on plays by Ben Hecht, Charles MacArthur & Bruce Millholland. The original Broadway production was directed by Harold Prince. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring HOLIDAY TALES to Queensborough PACPushcart Players to Bring HOLIDAY TALES to Queensborough PAC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents "Holiday Tales" at Queensborough College PAC on Thursday, December 11 at 10:00 & 11:45 am. This magical musical warms the hearts of family audiences with the true spirit of the holidays. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Is One to Remember at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Is One to Remember at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 21, 2014

Inspired by Edgar Degas' famous sculpture of a 14 year-old dancer, 'Little Dancer' is one of those kinds of musicals that you don't see much anymore. It's also the kind of musical that we desperately need on Broadway today. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring HOLIDAY TALES to College of Staten Island Williamson Theater, 12/8-10Pushcart Players to Bring HOLIDAY TALES to College of Staten Island Williamson Theater, 12/8-10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theater for young audiences presents 'Holiday Tales' at College of Staten Island Williamson Theater on December 8, 9 & 10 at 10:00 and 11:30 am each day. This magical musical warms the hearts of family audiences with the true meaning and spirit of the holidays. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to Kaplen JCC, 12/7Pushcart Players to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to Kaplen JCC, 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy-nominated and award-winning theatre for young audiences brings its newest touring production, 'Alice in Wonderland' to the Kaplen JCC on the Palisades, Tenafly, NJ on Sunday December 7th at 2:00 pm. Cleverly adapted from Lewis Carroll's classic books, this musical is now being scheduled for performances in schools, theaters, production houses and community centers throughout the United States through June 2015. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring HOLIDAY TALES to Queens College, 12/4Pushcart Players to Bring HOLIDAY TALES to Queens College, 12/4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theatre for young audiences presents "Holiday Tales" at Kupferberg Center For the Arts, Queens College, Flushing NY on Thursday, December 4 at 10:00 and 11:45 am. This magical musical warms the hearts of family audiences as they reflect on the true meaning and spirit of the season. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts RunTHE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts Run
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has announced a lottery ticket policy for the national tour, which begins December 2 at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County and plays a limited 2 week engagement through December 14. In Miami, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece - cash only. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Tyson Jennette Tells His Broadway Story on PIX11STAGE TUBE: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Tyson Jennette Tells His Broadway Story on PIX11
by Stage Tube - Nov 17, 2014

Tyson Jennette has made it through his fair share of obstacles leading to his current Broadway gig in THE BOOK OF MORMON, which is playing at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). Below, Jennette tells his amazing story to PIX11! (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring A SEASON OF MIRACLES to Paper Mill Playhouse, 12/3Pushcart Players to Bring A SEASON OF MIRACLES to Paper Mill Playhouse, 12/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's Emmy nominated and award-winning touring theatre for young audiences presents 'A Season of Miracles' at Paper Mill Playhouse, Millburn NJ on Wednesday, December 3 at 10:00 am. This magically musical production warms the hearts of family audiences as they reflect on the true meaning and spirit of the holidays. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks Altria Theater House RecordTHE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks Altria Theater House Record
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Richmond, VA for the week ending November 9 the Altria Theater grossing $1,808,480.00. (more...)

#SaveCafeEdison Campaign Hits Over 6,300 Supporters; Words from Martha Plimpton, Glenn Close, Jennifer Tepper & More!#SaveCafeEdison Campaign Hits Over 6,300 Supporters; Words from Martha Plimpton, Glenn Close, Jennifer Tepper & More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

On Thursday, November 6th it was announced that Cafe Edison in Times Square is being denied a new lease by The Hotel Edison management. The diner -- which has served as a hub for the Broadway community for more than 30 years -- is expected to close at the end of the year. The story has sparked an outpouring of support from the Broadway community and New Yorkers at large, as well as produced a widely circulated online petition. Among the signees -- numbered at 6,357 supporters (as of 6:30 p.m. on Nov 11) -- are stars Glenn Close, Martha Plimpton, Christine Pedi, Karen Mason, Mary Testa, Joey Parnes, Rob McClure, Teal Wicks, Mamie Parris, Michael Cerveris, Sean Connery, Marc Shaiman, and more. Scroll down for some of the comments! (more...)

Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Return to Broadway's PIPPIN TonightTony Winner Priscilla Lopez Will Return to Broadway's PIPPIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez, who appeared in the legendary original cast of A Chorus Line and was also a replacement for the role of "Fastrada" in the original production of Pippin in 1973, will re-join the all-new Tony Award winning production of Pippin in the role of "Berthe" beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 11. Lucie Arnaz played her final performance in the role on Sunday, November 9 and has rejoined the US national tour. Pippin is now playing through Sunday, January 4, 2015 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Entertaining THE BAND WAGON Nixes NostalgiaBWW Reviews: Entertaining THE BAND WAGON Nixes Nostalgia
by Michael Dale - Nov 11, 2014

Douglas Carter Beane and Kathleen Marshall whip a movie classic into a fun new musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Leaping First Look at Tiler Peck, Rebecca Luker, Boyd Gaines, Kyle Harris and More in LITTLE DANCER in D.C.Photo Flash: A Leaping First Look at Tiler Peck, Rebecca Luker, Boyd Gaines, Kyle Harris and More in LITTLE DANCER in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater now through November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER at the Kennedy CenterSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER at the Kennedy Center
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. Check out highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to Center for the Arts, 11/15Pushcart Players to Bring ALICE IN WONDERLAND to Center for the Arts, 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning theatre for young audiences brings its newest touring production, "Alice in Wonderland" to Center for the Arts at College of Staten Island on Saturday, November 15 at 3:00 pm. Cleverly adapted from Lewis Carroll's classic books, this musical is now being scheduled for performances in schools, theaters, production houses and community centers throughout the United States through June 2015. (more...)

Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Times-Union Center On Sale 11/14Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Times-Union Center On Sale 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The producers of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and the FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, November 14, 2014 at 10AM for the limited one-week engagement from February 3-8, 2015 at Jacksonville's Times-Union Center . Tickets will be available at the FSCJ Artist Series' Box Office (501 W. State Street, Ste. #109, Jacksonville, FL 32202), by visiting www.artistseriesjax.org, or by calling (904) 442-2929. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 5, 2014

Today we are talking to a spectacularly gifted Tony Award-winning stage and screen performer known for originating numerous memorable roles in both new musicals and revivals as well as starring in this month's Encores! special presentation of THE BAND WAGON, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Opening up about the new stage-to-screen adaptation of the movie musical classic while granting a rare few moments for a chat while on a break, Mitchell shares his enthusiasm for re-teaming with frequent collaborator director/choreographer Kathleen Marhshall as well as what audiences can expect from the brand new concert presentation while also commenting on his starry assortment of fellow players in the production, including Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean and Laura Osnes. Furthermore, Mitchell offers first news of his return to FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE for its final season and preliminarily clues us in to what we can expect from his last appearance on the series. Additionally, Mitchell reflects on his starring role in the 2002 Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD and whether he would be interested in pursuing that part again in the future. Plus, Mitchell reveals he has recorded a series of studio albums awaiting release and shares his opinions on what material he would like to record in the future. All of that, thoughts on THE PRINCE OF EGYPT and if it could work onstage, his upcoming Christmas concert series with the Cincinnati Symphony, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories and much, much more in this exclusive conversation with one of Broadway's most beloved leading men! (more...)

Breaking News: So Long to the Big Top- Broadway's PIPPIN Will Play Final Performance in JanuaryBreaking News: So Long to the Big Top- Broadway's PIPPIN Will Play Final Performance in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The producers of Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical Pippin have announced that the Broadway production will play its final performance at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street, NYC) on Sunday, January 4, 2015 after 709 performances and 37 previews. The Pippin national tour is now playing in cities across the US and future productions are planned for London, Australia and Amsterdam. For more information, visit www.PippinTheMusical.com. (more...)

Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Marcus Center On Sale 12/5Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Marcus Center On Sale 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The producers of the national tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and BMO Harris Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center Series announced today that single tickets will go on sale Friday, December 5 at 12:00 pm. Tickets will be available at the Marcus Center box office (929 North Water Street), all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting MarcusCenter.org, or by calling 414-273-7206. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 414-273-7121 ext. 210. (more...)

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