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Nominees Announced for the 2014 Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

For 20 years, the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards have been a celebration of outstanding student achievement in high school musical theatre in Beaver, Butler, and Lawrence counties. These awards recognize individual artistry and honor the dedication and professionalism of students and educators and their schools' commitment to performing arts education. The committee is proud to announce this year's nominees, who will be honored at a private reception at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center on May 18. At the Nominees Reception, nominations will be read by Broadway veteran Lenora Nemetz, and nominees will receive a medal and commemorative certificate. The Awards Ceremony will be held at the Center on May 21 and will feature performances by several adjudicated productions. Former honorees will serve as presenters and tribute awards will be given to those who have greatly influenced the Henry Mancini Musical Theatre Awards. A Lifetime Achievement Award will be presented to Mr. Phil Inman, and Mrs. Ginny Mancini will be in attendance. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of WHITE CHRISTMAS at Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center
by Stage Tube - Dec 07, 2013

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Professional Company debuts in time for the holidays with 'White Christmas', continuing today, December 7, and the 8th, 13th and 14th. Back by popular demand, 'White Christmas' features some of the area's most talented professionals under the direction of Gavan Pamer. Click below to go behind the scenes with the cast and creative team! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh CLO's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO presents the Stephen Sondheim celebration, Side By Side By Sondheim, which will run tonight, May 23 through August 18 at the CLO Cabaret. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Presents SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, Now thru 8/18
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO presents the Stephen Sondheim celebration, Side By Side By Sondheim, which will run tonight, May 23 through August 18 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Alison Fraser Talks LOVE THERAPY, Plus FALSETTOS, SECRET GARDEN, GYPSY, Web Series, Upcoming Solo Shows & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2013

Today we are talking to a versatile stage and screen actress who has scored in a number of unique roles on Broadway and around the country in addition to making a recent mark with her work on the Broadway-themed web series IT COULD BE WORSE - the passionate and compelling Alison Fraser. Discussing her vast resume and some of her most fondly remembered performances to date, Fraser opens up about her remarkable career thus far - including her work originating parts in IN TROUSERS, MARCH OF THE FALSETTOS, THE SECRET GARDEN, ROMANCE/ROMANCE, GUNMETAL BLUES, THE DIVINE SISTER and more - and looks ahead to her most recent projects, current, upcoming and beyond. Most importantly, Fraser details the finer points of LOVE THERAPY, the new Wendy Beckett play she stars in Off-Broadway and outlines her continuing collaboration onstage with the playwright, having previously starred in CHARITY CASE, as well as what we can expect from the realistic new drama, opening April 29. Additionally, Fraser sheds some light on her recent work in the world premiere of the Tennessee Williams play IN MASKS OUTRAGEOUS AND AUSTERE and how that led to her new solo revue, THE TENNESSEE WILLIAMS SONGBOOK. Plus, memories of appearing in GYPSY on Broadway with Patti LuPone and working with Arthur Laurents on that as well as his own final play, cameoing on SMASH, reflections on her memorable musical partnerships with husband Rusty Magee and noted FALSETTOS songwriter William Finn, as well as thoughts on the contemporary theatre scene and her various theatre-related web projects, favorite recent shows and much, much more! (more...)

RICKY RITZEL SINGS ELAINE STRITCH Plays Don't Tell Mama Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

Cabaret warhorse Ricky Ritzel pays homage to Broadway legend Elaine Stritch in a hilarious and poignant evening of nonstop fun. From Angel in the Wings to A Little Night Music, Elaine Stitch has introduced and covered some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century. Now, Mr. Ritzel puts his unique spin on them in this loving tribute to one of Broadway's greatest treasures. (more...)

RICKY RITZEL SINGS ELAINE STRITCH to Play Don't Tell Mama, 4/26 & 5/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

Cabaret warhorse Ricky Ritzel pays homage to Broadway legend Elaine Stritch in a hilarious and poignant evening of nonstop fun. From Angel in the Wings to A Little Night Music, Elaine Stitch has introduced and covered some of the greatest songs of the 20th Century. Now, Mr. Ritzel puts his unique spin on them in this loving tribute to one of Broadway's greatest treasures. (more...)

Photo Flash: Paper Mill Playhouse Celebrates THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opening Night!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laurie Veldheer, Brenda Braxton and More in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This show features Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch More Highlights from Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE!
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. BroadwayWorld more highlights from the production below! (more...)

Laurie Veldheer Stars in Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Thoroughly Modern Millie will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from tonight, April 10 through May 5, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, April 14, at 7:00pm. (more...)

Brenda Braxton to Star in Maltz Jupiter and Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2013

Rehearsals begin Tuesday for Thoroughly Modern Millie, a co-production that will originate at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre in Jupiter, Fla., March 5 - 24, and continue at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn, New Jersey, April 10 - May 5. (more...)

BWW TV: Beat the Drum! Here Comes THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Paper Mill Playhouse- Watch a Performance Preview!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 07, 2013

The cast met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the cast and bring you a special performance preview. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Denis Jones, Choreographer of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Shares Impressive Career
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 04, 2013

Denis Jones, the well-known choreographer, shares his thoughts about his career and the production of 'Millie' at Paper Mill Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Gives Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Apr 04, 2013

The cast met the press just yesterday and you can check out photos from the special performance preview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Cast Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Apr 04, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. This effervescent musical romp will feature Ashley Kate Adams (Miss Dorothy Brown), Brenda Braxton (Muzzy Van Hossmere), Billy Bustamante (Bun Foo), Jeff Kready (Jimmy Smith), Burke Moses (Mr. Trevor Graydon), Lenora Nemetz (Mrs. Meers), James Seol (Ching Ho), Jessica Sheridan (Miss Flannery) and Laurie Veldheer (Millie Dillmount). Thoroughly Modern Millie will be directed by Paper Mill Playhouse Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones. Thoroughly Modern Millie will run at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from April 10 through May 5, 2013. The official press opening is Sunday, April 14, at 7:00pm. The cast met the press just yesterday and you can check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Pittsburgh CLO's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, 5/23-8/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the Stephen Sondheim celebration, Side By Side By Sondheim, which will run May 23 through August 18 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Laurie Veldheer, Ashley Kate Adams and More in Paper Mill's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2013

Paper Mill Playhouse will present Thoroughly Modern Millie, winner of the 2002 Drama Desk and Tony Award for Best Musical. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below! (more...)

BWW Review: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Makes Magic at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by Michelle Petrucci - Mar 10, 2013

Thoroughly Modern Millie, a classic piece of musical theatre in its own right, brings a prohibition-era energy and crispness to the lively set while keeping focus on a simple story of a small-town girl. Whether you go to the theatre for the love of music, dance, story or spectacle, it was all there in perfect harmony on opening night March 7th in Jupiter. (more...)

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