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City Lights Celebrates the Centennial of the WWI Christmas Truce With World-Premiere Play TRUCE: A CHRISTMAS WISH FROM THE GREAT WARCity Lights Celebrates the Centennial of the WWI Christmas Truce With World-Premiere Play TRUCE: A CHRISTMAS WISH FROM THE GREAT WAR
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

A hundred years ago on the battlefields of France, World War I soldiers on both sides of the lines set down their weapons in an impromptu Christmas ceasefire. They shared handshakes, cigarettes, rations, and soccer games. They sang carols together. (more...)

Houston Symphony to Kick Off Family Series with AFRICAN SAFARI Concert, Featuring Music from THE LION KING, 11/1Houston Symphony to Kick Off Family Series with AFRICAN SAFARI Concert, Featuring Music from THE LION KING, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

On November 1, embark on the first concert of the Houston Symphony's Family Concert Series as Associate Conductor and audience favorite Robert Franz leads the orchestra in a program entitled African Safari with Music from The Lion King. (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Present THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION, 11/8Bailiwick Chicago to Present THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Anyone can be a star - for a price! The annual CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION is a unique opportunity for non-professionals to experience the thrill of being on stage in a professionally produced Chicago stage production. Bailiwick Chicago will be auctioning off over 40 roles for this season's musical production, Wonderful Town, on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at this year's new venue, Michelle's Ballroom, 2800 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION will also feature live entertainment, a silent auction, delectable hors d'oeuvres, an open bar with signature cocktails and a professional photo booth to ham it up! (more...)

CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (more...)

Megan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway SeriesMegan Mullally and More Set for 2014-15 San Antonio Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

The Broadway @ series originated at its now-famous home in Provincetown, MA in the summer of 2011. Since that time the series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star and pianist Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, has attracted Broadway's biggest stars, such as Patti LuPone, Audra McDonald, Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Cheyenne Jackson, Chita Rivera, and many other marquee names. The series has also now leapt to ongoing seasons in New Orleans, Fort Lauderdale, Los Angeles, the Poconos, Woodstock, NY, Hartford, Detroit, as well as Sydney, Australia and London's West End. (more...)

HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Make World Premiere at the Geffen, 11/11-12/21HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN to Make World Premiere at the Geffen, 11/11-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Los Angeles favorite Hershey Felder returns to the Geffen Playhouse in Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin. The production is directed by Trevor Hay, who has collaborated with the performer and creator on An American Story, Abe Lincoln's Piano, Hershey Felder as Franz Liszt and The Pianist of Willesden Lane. Previews for Irving Berlin begin on November 11, the press opening will be on November 19 and the production is currently scheduled to close on December 21, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: This Sparkling ON THE TOWN Traveled From the Berkshires to BroadwayBWW Reviews: This Sparkling ON THE TOWN Traveled From the Berkshires to Broadway
by Larry Murray - Oct 20, 2014

ON THE TOWN has moments of classic dance, comedy and music, but it's the earthy country sailors who make this musical soar. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Phyllis Newman Talks Broadway, Husband Adolph Green, and the Great ON THE TOWNBWW Interviews: Phyllis Newman Talks Broadway, Husband Adolph Green, and the Great ON THE TOWN
by Sally Henry - Oct 17, 2014

Broadway veteran Phyllis Newman has not only graced the stage with performers such as Bernadette Peters and Donna McKechnie, and worked directly with other Broadway greats such as Leonard Bernstein, but she was even nominated for a Tony Award against Barbra Streisand- and won! Despite her extensive career and success, she finds her greatest joy and pride in the work of her husband, the late Tony Award-winning lyricist Adolph Green. In light of his upcoming 100th birthday and the opening of his first masterpiece, ON THE TOWN, Newman graciously shared with us her experiences as a Broadway veteran and wife of a lyricist. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Tex Avery-Inspired ON THE TOWN Really CooksBWW Reviews: Tex Avery-Inspired ON THE TOWN Really Cooks
by Michael Dale - Oct 17, 2014

John Rando's fast and furious revival is done in the style of the famed Warner Brothers animator. (more...)

THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OTHELLO and More Set for ABT's Spring 2015 Season at the MetTHE SLEEPING BEAUTY, OTHELLO and More Set for ABT's Spring 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House was announced today by Artistic Director Kevin McKenzie. The season will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of Alexei Ratmansky's all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Shelly Burch to Bring INCURABLY ROMANTIC to Metropolitan Room, Begin. 10/30Shelly Burch to Bring INCURABLY ROMANTIC to Metropolitan Room, Begin. 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Shelly will bring Incurably Romantic to the Metropolitan Room for three nights, Thursday, October 30, Friday, October 31 and Thursday, Dec 4, accompanied by the superb David Shenton Trio. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J OjaBWW Reviews: BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J Oja
by Wesley Doucette - Oct 16, 2014

A look at Harvard scholar Carol J. Oja's discussion of the development and wartime premier of Bernstein and Robbins' musical 'On the Town.' (more...)

Look Out, New York! ON THE TOWN Opens Tonight on BroadwayLook Out, New York! ON THE TOWN Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens tonight, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Adrienne Warren, Cast of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and More Join Lilly Awards' Broadway Cabaret at Birdland, 11/10Adrienne Warren, Cast of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and More Join Lilly Awards' Broadway Cabaret at Birdland, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Additional Performers have been added to The Lilly Awards Broadway Cabaret including Adrienne Warren (Bring It On), Sydney Lucas (Fun Home), David Beach, Adam Guettel, Brooks Ashmanskas and original Broadway cast members Keala Settle, Alison Case, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Kathleen Monteleone, Jim Newman and Dale Soules joining Amanda Green singing a song from her show Hands on a Hard Body. (more...)

Lamb's Players Theatre's 2015 Season to Include YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, WEST SIDE STORY & MoreLamb's Players Theatre's 2015 Season to Include YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, WEST SIDE STORY & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Lamb's Players Theatre announced their upcoming Season 2015. (more...)

City Theatre to Premiere SMART BLONDE, 11/15-12/21City Theatre to Premiere SMART BLONDE, 11/15-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

City Theatre continues its 40th anniversary season with a world premiere, commissioned play. SMART BLONDE, by Willy Holtzman, directed by Peter Flynn, will run in City Theatre's Hamburg Studio November 15 - December 21, 2014. (more...)

Mimesis Ensemble to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/27Mimesis Ensemble to Play Carnegie Hall, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

The Mimesis Ensemble presents 'Beyond Boundaries,' a program featuring vocal works with a social commentary. The concert will explore songs from the 20th and 21st centuries which examine topics ranging from the ancient story of Gilgamesh, the Americanization of Japan in the 1850's to the Great Depression and the Civil Rights Movement of the 1960's. (more...)

Sunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance MusicalsSunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance Musicals
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

In celebration of this season's ON THE TOWN, we've collected 10 of our favorite dance musicals. From classics like ANYTHING GOES, 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE and WEST SIDE STORY to modern marvels such as NEWSIES and STRICTLY BALLROOM, the way choreography is used to tell a story continues to evolve and inspire. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to New York, New York! First Look at Broadway's ON THE TOWNPhoto Flash: Welcome to New York, New York! First Look at Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Son of Adolph Green Traces ON THE TOWN's Journey to BroadwaySon of Adolph Green Traces ON THE TOWN's Journey to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Adam Green, son of award-winning writer Adolph Green, has partnered with Vanity Fair to offer an account on how Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and his father brought the beloved musical ON THE TOWN to Broadway seven decades ago in a new essay. (more...)

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