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Charles Strouse to Make UK Cabaret Debut at The Pheasantry, March 22-24Charles Strouse to Make UK Cabaret Debut at The Pheasantry, March 22-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Charles Strouse (Annie, Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, It's A Bird It's A Plane It's Superman) will be performing his own songs for three nights at the Pheasantry, Sunday 22nd to Tuesday 24th March 2015. This will be his first ever cabaret performance in the UK, and Bonnie Langford will appear as a special guest all three nights. (more...)

ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!ORESTEIA, BAKKHAI and MEDEA Set for the Almeida Theatre's 'Greek' Season; Ben Whishaw and More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Almeida Theatre announces its new season: Almeida Greeks. (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Scott Alan & More Set for London Festival of Cabaret This YearKerry Ellis, Scott Alan & More Set for London Festival of Cabaret This Year
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The third LONDON FESTIVAL OF CABARET (LFoC) runs from April 28-May 11 and in addition to a spectacular list of artists, three prestigious new venues have joined the roster. (more...)

Joe Stilgoe's New Album 'New Songs for Old Souls' Out 4/27Joe Stilgoe's New Album 'New Songs for Old Souls' Out 4/27
by TV News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Joe Stilgoe, is the renaissance man of modern jazz. He is a pianist, a jazz musician and a singer/songwriter. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YARICO, Now Playing at London Theatre WorkshopPhoto Flash: First Look at YARICO, Now Playing at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Yarico is a powerful, epic musical about forbidden love, betrayal and redemption, based on a true story that fired the world's imagination and contributed to the social movement against the slave trade. (more...)

Kate Fleetwood to Lead HIGH SOCIETY at the Old Vic This SpringKate Fleetwood to Lead HIGH SOCIETY at the Old Vic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical HIGH SOCIETY comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. According to the Daily Mail, Kate Fleetwood will star as socialite 'Tracy Lord' in the show, to be directed by Olivier-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along). HIGH SOCIETY is slated to begin previews April 30 with an official opening on May 14, 2015. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable SongsBWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable Songs
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 25, 2015

After seeing the new INTO THE WOODS movie twice over the holidays, I posted on Twitter about how two of the songs had stuck with me. After a tweet conversation, my BWW colleague Jeff Walker and I decided to put our heads together to try and come up with a list of Sondheim's most hummable tunes. Despite not discussing it beforehand, Jeff ended up picking songs from the 1960s and 70s, and I filled in the gaps with numbers from the 80s and 90s. (more...)

Liberty Buckland & Alex Spinney to Lead World Premiere of YARICO at London Theatre WorkshopLiberty Buckland & Alex Spinney to Lead World Premiere of YARICO at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

?Final casting and the full creative team is announced today for the world premiere of Yarico, a powerful, epic musical about forbidden love, betrayal and redemption, based on a true story that fired the world's imagination and contributed to the social movement against the slave trade. (more...)

DANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for 1/31 at Lincoln CenterDANCING SONDHEIM Screening Set for 1/31 at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Two short films from DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be screened on Saturday, January 31 at 6 p.m. as part of Lincoln Center's annual DANCE ON CAMERA film festival. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 26, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music and lyrics with a new series highlighting the work of the iconic composer and lyricist, finishing today with a look at his work in the 1990s and 2000s. (more...)

HIGH SOCIETY, Directed by Friedman, To Run At Old Vic From April 2015HIGH SOCIETY, Directed by Friedman, To Run At Old Vic From April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical High Society comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online TodayRichard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Digital Theatre is delighted to announce its next title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts starring Olivier Award-winners Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden will be available to buy and watch online around the world from today 18 September 2014. (more...)

The Pheasantry Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Season Includes Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman, & MoreThe Pheasantry Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Season Includes Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman, & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

The Pheasantry has announced its Autumn/Winter 2014-15 Concert Season including: Molly Ringwald, Maria Friedman with Jason Carr, Kerry Ellis, Billy Stritch, Buddy Greco with Lezlie Anders, Robert Meadmore & Annabel Leventon, Clive Rowe, Christine Andreas & Martin Silvestri, and more to be announced. (more...)

'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release'Dancing Sondheim' Free App for iPhone Set for 9/1 Release
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM -- a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim -- will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. (more...)

Dances for an iPhone App to Now Feature Music of Stephen SondheimDances for an iPhone App to Now Feature Music of Stephen Sondheim
by Movies News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

DANCING SONDHEIM a free App compiling 7 short dance movies by Richard Daniels using the music of Stephen Sondheim will be released September 1, 2014, it has been announced by Richard Daniels, DANCES FOR AN iPHONE creator and the app's principal choreographer. Dances for an iPhone comes in versions for the iPhone, and iPad and is available through iTunes. The free app will also soon be available for Android devices. www.dancesforaniphone.com (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online Sept 18Richard Eyre's GHOSTS, Starring Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden, Out Online Sept 18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Digital Theatre is delighted to announce its next title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts starring Olivier Award-winners Lesley Manville and Jack Lowden will be available to buy and watch online around the world from Thursday 18 September 2014. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Jenna Russell & More Set for ANYTHING GOES Concert at Cadogan Hall; Runs August 20-23Maria Friedman, Jenna Russell & More Set for ANYTHING GOES Concert at Cadogan Hall; Runs August 20-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

Over the past decade Cadogan Hall has established itself as one of London's leading venues at the heart of Chelsea. In 2014 Cadogan Hall celebrates its tenth anniversary with a host of events including classical, opera, jazz, swing, pop and comedy. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, TodayThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, TodayMaria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

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