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@LeslieUggams - 12/23/14 05:22pm I posted 13 photos on Facebook in the album "MAME" http://t.co/3cCNU4OTfi


@LeslieUggams - 12/22/14 05:31pm Jerry Herman and Angela Lansbury #WeNeedALittleChristmas. Peace and Joy, everyone. http://t.co/G0F5rHwnV9


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Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24Donna McKechnie, Grover Dale and Randy Skinner Set for Steps Beyond's HEAR IT FROM THE PROS, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Please mark your calendars for the next Steps Beyond's Artists Talk: 'Hear It From The Pros,' a discussion on working in the business of Broadway with three stars who have enjoyed successful and long-term careers. DONNA McKECHNIE, GROVER DALE, and RANDY SKINNER will share fascinating stories and information about their years on Broadway, TV, film, and cabaret, discussing how to thrive, survive, and stay relevant in a competitive and ever-changing business. The artists will also take questions, and a reception will follow. Saturday January 24, 7 PM, at Steps on Broadway, 2121 Broadway. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/24/14 - INTO THE WOODS Brings a Happy Holiday Weekend!WAKE UP with BWW 12/24/14 - INTO THE WOODS Brings a Happy Holiday Weekend!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This holiday weekend's news: INTO THE WOODS! Should there be any other news?! We don't think so. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Leslie Uggams and More in Wick Theatre's MAME in Boca RatonPhoto Flash: First Look at Leslie Uggams and More in Wick Theatre's MAME in Boca Raton
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams (Roots, Hallelujah, Baby!) will open a new window this holiday season when she stars in Jerry Herman's glorious musical MAME at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Scroll down for a first look at Uggams and the company in action! (more...)

Free Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center TodayFree Concert UNDER THE MISTLETOE Set for Lincoln Center Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Need a little music? Need a little laughter? Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter? Then take that road before you and come see high stepping showgirls at this toe-tapping celebration of mistletoe and holiday madness. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson CelebrationGoodman Theatre Announces March-April 2015 Lineup for Citywide August Wilson Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Goodman Theatre, in collaboration with Chicago's various off-Loop theaters and Northwestern University, unveils partial programming in its spring 2015 citywide "August Wilson Celebration" -- an extensive retrospective of the late playwright's life, artistry and influence on American culture. The seven-week Celebration takes place in March and April 2015 on dual landmark occasions: the 70th anniversary of the Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright's birth and the 10th anniversary of his death. (more...)

NBC PETER PAN LIVE!'s Alanna Saunders to Star in Children's Theatre Company's PETER PANNBC PETER PAN LIVE!'s Alanna Saunders to Star in Children's Theatre Company's PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

Children's Theatre Company has announced that Alanna Saunders, who plays Tiger Lily in NBC's Peter Pan Live, will play Wendy in this spring's Peter Pan the Musical. Joining her will be 2014 Ivey Award-winner for Emerging Artist Tyler Michaels in the title role. Audience favorite Reed Sigmund, now in his 15th season as a CTC Acting Company member, brings his signature style to the loathsome, tortured Captain Hook. Peter Pan the Musical runs April 21 through June 21, 2015 on the UnitedHealth Group Stage and is directed by Peter Rothstein. (more...)

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by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2014

Saunders' stage credits include 'Gypsy,' with Leslie Uggams, and 'A Chorus Line.' She is descended from members of the Cherokee Nation. (more...)

Wick Theatre's MAME, Starring Leslie Uggams, Begins Performances TomorrowWick Theatre's MAME, Starring Leslie Uggams, Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress and singer Leslie Uggams (Roots, Hallelujah, Baby!) will open a new window this holiday season when she stars in Jerry Herman's glorious musical MAME at the Wick Theatre in Boca Raton, Florida. Based on the 1955 novel Auntie Mame by Patrick Dennis, this Tony Award-nominated classic is filled with irresistible songs including 'Open a New Window,' 'We Need a Little Christmas,' 'Bosom Buddies' and 'If He Walked into My Life.' The book is by Jerome Lawrence and Robert Edwin Lee with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. (more...)

Elizabeth Nicholas Synnott Set for FINDING CHRISTMAS at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 12/13Elizabeth Nicholas Synnott Set for FINDING CHRISTMAS at Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Celebrate the holiday season with a new play co-written by Elizabeth Synnott and Ken Melamed, and weaved together with familiar holiday songs. Finding Christmas, stars Ms. Synnott with a special appearance by Teddy Coluca, and will be directed by Ken Melamed, with music direction by Barbara Ciannella, lights and sound design by Phil Sosinsky and set design by Kristin Kruger. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Alanna Saunders, PETER PAN LIVE's Tiger Lily, Chats Whirlwind Casting, Authentic Updates, and Christopher WalkenBWW Exclusive Interview: Alanna Saunders, PETER PAN LIVE's Tiger Lily, Chats Whirlwind Casting, Authentic Updates, and Christopher Walken
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 28, 2014

With Thanksgiving now past, we are less than one week away from the television event of the season, at least for musical theatre fans, PETER PAN LIVE!. As anyone who reads BroadwayWorld or watches NBC knows, PETER PAN LIVE! is the follow up to last year's enormously successful THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!. Allison Williams (GIRLS) will play the boy who wouldn't grow up, while legendary actor Christopher Walken will play the scourge of the seven seas, Captain Hook. Also in the company are Tony winner Christian Borle (Mr. Darling and Mr. Smee), five-time Tony nominee Kelly O'Hara, Broadway's Taylor Louderman, and an ensemble full of some of the theatre's best young talent. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Girl-Talk With Andrea McArdleBWW Interviews: Girl-Talk With Andrea McArdle
by Nancy Grossman - Nov 26, 2014

Andrea McArdle talks with BroadwayWorld about 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER , a star vehicle with Maureen McGovern, Donna McKechnie, and Faith Prince driving into Boston next week for one night at The Wilbur Theatre. A modernization of the original show which starred Rosemary Clooney, this version presents four fabulous musical stars who each take a turn performing their signature material and some music of the season, with Music Direction by John McDaniel. (more...)

BWW Previews: 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER at 710 Main TheatreBWW Previews: 4 GIRLS 4: A CHRISTMAS TOGETHER at 710 Main Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Nov 25, 2014

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by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Need a little music? Need a little laughter? Need a little singing, ringing through the rafter? Then take that road before you and come see high stepping showgirls at this toe-tapping celebration of mistletoe and holiday madness. (more...)

The Actors Fund Presents TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY Tonight at the PantagesThe Actors Fund Presents TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY Tonight at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY with Michael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' tonight, November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers. (more...)

Arena Stage Honors Sheldon Harnick and Sen. Tim Kaine at FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening TonightArena Stage Honors Sheldon Harnick and Sen. Tim Kaine at FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

As part of the opening night celebration for Fiddler on the Roof, the iconic musical that has captured the hearts of audiences worldwide for the past 50 years, Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater will present the American Artist Award to lyricist Sheldon Harnick and the American Voice Award to Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA) tonight, November 12, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/5- Andrea McArdleSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/5- Andrea McArdle
by Stage Tube - Nov 5, 2014

Happy Birthday Andrea McArdle! As 'Annie,' McArdle became the youngest performer ever to be nominated for a Tony Award as Best Lead Actress in a Musical. Also on Broadway, she starred in the Jerry Herman musical Jerry's Girls alongside Carol Channing and Leslie Uggams; she portrayed the sassy Smoking Car, Ashley, in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Starlight Express; and starred as Margy Frake in State Fair; as Fantine in Les Miserables and, most recently as Belle in Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

There was plenty of Magic to Do in a Wicked-ly delightful evening with Schwartz and company at Bay Area Cabaret's opening night. San Francisco's venerable Bay Area Cabaret launched its 11th season with a Gala Evening honoring songwriter/composer Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Pippin, Godspell, Pocahontas, Enchanted, Prince of Egypt) at the Fairmont San Francisco's historic Venetian Room. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Interview: Eddie Shapiro Takes Center Stage with Great 'Dames'BWW Interview: Eddie Shapiro Takes Center Stage with Great 'Dames'
by Erica Miner - Oct 29, 2014

Bitten by the theatre bug at a tender age, Eddie Shapiro ranks top billing among the highest echelons of the Broadway and theatre obsessed. (more...)

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by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 28, 2014

Dionne Warwick discusses her hits and her influences! (more...)

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by Meet the Cast - Oct 18, 2014

Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opened on September 28, 2014, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). The production is directed by six-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk Award winner Scott Ellis (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Twelve Angry Men, 1776). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

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