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BWW Interview: Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The BushnellBWW Interview: Anthony Chan of THE KING AND I at The Bushnell
by Joseph Harrison - May 20, 2017

It is a classic East meets West tale and one that many count as their favorite musical, but when THE KING AND I, the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Bushnell in Hartford, audiences will have the chance to experience this story in a whole new way. This production, based on the critically acclaimed version produced at New York's Lincoln Center, will take the Bushnell stage in Hartford May 30 - June 4. Playing Prince Chulalongkorn, the eldest son and heir to the throne, will be Anthony Chan. I had the pleasure of speaking with Anthony and learning about his experience with this beautiful classic. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox TheatreBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre
by Justin Cole Adams - May 20, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND travels to Atlanta with a revamped version since the show debuted on Broadway in 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National TourBWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - May 16, 2017

BWW TV: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND National Tour (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre AtlantaBWW Interview: Christine Dwyer of FINDING NEVERLAND at Fox Theatre Atlanta
by Amy Zipperer - May 12, 2017

The North American tour of Finding Neverland, the Broadway musical that tells the inspirational story of the creation of Peter Pan, is making its home at Atlanta's Fox atre from May 16 - 21, and it's bringing with it an extraordinary cast, including Christine Dwyer in the role of Sylvia Llewelyn Davies. Dwyers was gracious enough to share a little bit about her experience with the tour. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I  at Straz Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Review: THE KING AND I at Straz Center For The Performing Arts
by Carolan Trbovich - May 8, 2017

When the King of Siam (Jose Llana) sends for a governess to mentor his royal children, you would expect her arrival to be in grand fashion. And it was. At the Straz Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, when the curtain parts, the striking opening scene for The King and I unveils a boat anchoring dockside amidst a colorful sunset in Bangkok. As Anna Leonowens (Laura Michelle Kelly), a Welsh widow and her handsome son Louis (Graham Montgomery), prepare to disembark, Louis expresses some trepidation about the new life they are about to start in an unfamiliar land. His mother answers him with, I Whisle a Happy Tune, setting the tone for this delightful musical and gifting the audience with the angelic vocal talents of Miss Kelly. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with Tony-Winner Gabriel Ebert About MATILDA, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, MoreThe Theater People Podcast Chats with Tony-Winner Gabriel Ebert About MATILDA, GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, More
by Theater People Podcast - May 8, 2017

On Monday, May 8 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony Award winner Gabriel Ebert. Ebert is currently starring alongside Harvey Fierstein in the critically acclaimed gay history play Gently Down the Stream which was written by Martin Sherrman (BENT, THE BOY FROM OZ). Gently Down the Stream plays at the Martinson Theater at The Public Theater through May 21st. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes MISS SAIGON's Breakout Star, Eva NoblezadaThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes MISS SAIGON's Breakout Star, Eva Noblezada
by Theater People Podcast - May 1, 2017

On Monday, May 1st Theater People podcast welcomes MISS SAIGON star Eva Noblezada. For the episode, Noblezada shares her story of being discovered by casting director Tara Rubin at the 2013 National High School Musical Theater Awards (AKA The Jimmy Awards) and being fast-tracked to audition for the West End revival of MISS SAIGON. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This SpringPhoto Flash: THE KING AND I Comes to The Arsht Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The multiple Tony Award-winning Broadway hit will run at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for a limited time starting May 9 through May 14, 2017. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn ColellaThe Theater People Podcast Comes from Away to Chat with Jenn Colella
by Theater People Podcast - Apr 24, 2017

On Monday, April 24 the Theater People podcast welcome's COME FROM AWAY star Jenn Colella. For the episode, Colella recounts her experience with the new Broadway musical--based on true events--from winning the role to meeting and befriending her real-life counterpart. She also shares fascinating stories from her previous work on Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I: Still Something WonderfulBWW Review: THE KING AND I: Still Something Wonderful
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2017

The National Tour of the Tony Award-winning Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE KING AND I brings its parade of adorable children, a pair of star-crossed lovers, an imperial ruler, and a strong-willed, warm-hearted educator to the Boston Opera House through April 23rd. One of the grande dames of the 1950s, THE KING AND I retains its exalted place in the R & H pantheon, thanks to the artistry of Director Bartlett Sher, a songbird by the name of Laura Michelle Kelly, and a flawed King of Siam for our times, Jose Llana. (more...)

TPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLANTPAC Launches 2017-18 Season With New Dan Fogelberg Musical PART OF THE PLAN
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 12, 2017

Fun Home, Waitress and An American in Paris headline the 2017-18 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC Series, which leads off with the world premiere of a new musical in development - Part of the Plan, an original musical written by Kate Atkinson and Karen Harris and featuring songs from the catalog of famed singer/songwriter Dan Fogelberg. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I Evokes Something WonderfulBWW Review: THE KING AND I Evokes Something Wonderful
by Dylan Shaffer - Apr 6, 2017

A journey to the Far East reveals extravagant sets, ornate costumes, and symphonic melodies in The King and I's return to Pittsburgh. The Rodgers and Hammerstein classic has been delighting audiences for over half a century with the jokes that remain funny, orchestrations that endure beautifully, and themes that resonate contemporarily. (more...)

THE KING AND I to Dance Into Chicago This Summer; Tickets on Sale This Friday!THE KING AND I to Dance Into Chicago This Summer; Tickets on Sale This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the Chicago premiere of The Lincoln Center Theater Production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I will go on sale Friday, March 31, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: THE KING AND I  is Still 'Something Wonderful'BWW Review: THE KING AND I is Still 'Something Wonderful'
by Pati Buehler - Mar 28, 2017

Wiry and witty, this production can proudly stand among Rogers and Hammerstein's best. (more...)

BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?'BWW Review: The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts Asks the Musical Question, 'SHALL WE DANCE?'
by Gary Laird - Mar 16, 2017

The latest iteration of the production on tour is crafted with care and performed with verve. It's an 'old-fashioned' Broadway staple, and it never wears out its welcome. It unabashedly tugs at the heartstrings, tickles the funny bone and jerks the tears, just as it did when it opened 66 years ago this month. Few musicals achieve this kind of longevity, and more than a few of those are from the pens of Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical MusicalsBWW Exclusive: COME FROM AWAY Joins Band of Historical Musicals
by Daniella Parcell - Mar 12, 2017

Opening tonight on Broadway, Come From Away spotlights the town of Gander, Newfoundland, which became the temporary home of over 6,000 passengers whose planes were rerouted during the 9/11 attacks. In its dramatization of real-life figures such as Beverley Bass, a stranded pilot portrayed by Jenn Colella, and Claude Elliott, the Gander mayor brought to life by Joel Hatch, the musical provides a historical recount of the week following 9/11, heavily inspired by true stories of the compassion and camaraderie that came about in Gander. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Michelle Kelly & Company Discuss the Strength of Women in THE KING AND IVIDEO: Laura Michelle Kelly & Company Discuss the Strength of Women in THE KING AND I
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2017

Next up for the National Tour of The King and I, which won a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2015, is Houston's Hobby Center, where it will play March 14-19. Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) lead the production, with Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang, Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chanas Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. (more...)

VIDEO: Need Help Getting to Know Them? Meet the Company of THE KING AND I TourVIDEO: Need Help Getting to Know Them? Meet the Company of THE KING AND I Tour
by Stage Tube - Mar 10, 2017

Next up for the National Tour of The King and I, which won a Tony Award for Best Revival in 2015, is Houston's Hobby Center, where it will play March 14-19. Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) lead the production, with Joan Almedilla as Lady Thiang, Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chanas Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. (more...)

American Repertory Theater Raises Record Amount at 2017 GalaAmerican Repertory Theater Raises Record Amount at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

The Board of Trustees of the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University along withDiane Paulus, A.R.T. Artistic Director, and Diane Quinn, A.R.T. Executive Director, are pleased to announce that the theater's annual gala raised nearly $1.3M in support of the theater's artistic, community, and education programs. The event was held at the Boch Center Wang Theatre on Monday, February 27, 2017 with nearly 500 supporters from Boston, Los Angeles, and New York in attendance. (more...)

BWW Review: KING & I was a Double DelightBWW Review: KING & I was a Double Delight
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 6, 2017

The King & I revival national tour is closing after tonight's performance in Minneapolis and moving on to the next city but left this writer with memories that were doubly delightful. (more...)

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