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'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced the upcoming 2015-2016 season line-up celebrating Broadway In Chicago's 15th anniversary. The hits just keep on coming to Chicago with the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE and Tony Award-winning musicals A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, CABARET and MATILDA THE MUSICAL plus IF/THEN and DIRTY DANCING. The 2015-2016 season will go on sale Sunday, March 8. (more...)

School of Theatre at Florida State Sets 2015-16 Season: SOME GIRL(S), A CHORUS LINE & MoreSchool of Theatre at Florida State Sets 2015-16 Season: SOME GIRL(S), A CHORUS LINE & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The School of Theatre at Florida State University has announced its 2015-2016 season. Internationally renowned School of Theatre faculty will team up with the talented students and community members of Tallahassee, FSU alumni, and visiting artists from around the country to present a season that will inspire and entertain audiences throughout the southeast. Through the development and presentation of challenging classic and contemporary work, the School of Theatre at Florida State University continually uses the evolving, live, collaborative art of theatre to develop artists and scholars who have a lifelong passion for the arts. (more...)

THE LION KING Choreographer Garth Fagan to Receive WSU Apple Award Next MonthTHE LION KING Choreographer Garth Fagan to Receive WSU Apple Award Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Garth Fagan, Tony Award winner for "Best Choreography" in The Lion King, founder and artistic director of Garth Fagan Dance, is receiving the Apple Award from Wayne State University's Maggie Allesee Department of Theatre and Dance. "A Conversation with Apple Award Recipient Garth Fagan" will be hosted at the Berman Center for the Performing Arts on March 28 at 7:00 p.m. Mr. Fagan will appear in an "actors studio" style interview and question-and-answer session. (more...)

Music Manager Toya Hankin Partners with Primary Wave EntertainmentMusic Manager Toya Hankin Partners with Primary Wave Entertainment
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Primary Wave Entertainment brings in music manager Toya Hankins as a new management partner with a focus on continuing the growth of their Urban Talent Management division. (more...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 3/26-29The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 3/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in performances of Singin' in the Rain,Thursday, March 26, at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Ranked by the American Film Institute (AFI) as the No. 1 movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and features a lighthearted portrayal of iconic dance and memorable songs, including "Make 'em Laugh," "Fit as a Fiddle" and more. The film will be projected on a large screen above the Orchestra while Maestro Everly leads the BSO in the moving classic score. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli to Sing Nat King Cole at Bay Area Cabaret, 3/21Ramsey Lewis & John Pizzarelli to Sing Nat King Cole at Bay Area Cabaret, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, the organization dedicated to presenting world renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, presents multi-Grammy-Award winning jazz pianist/composer Ramsey Lewis and jazz guitarist/vocalist John Pizzarelli in Straighten up and Fly Right: A Tribute to Nat King Cole. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 3/26-29Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 3/26-29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly leads the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra in performances of Singin' in the Rain, Thursday, March 26, at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore and Friday, March 27, at 8 p.m., Saturday, March 28, at 8 p.m., and Sunday, March 29, at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Ranked by the American Film Institute (AFI) as the No. 1 movie musical of all time, Singin' in the Rain stars Gene Kelly, Donald O'Connor and Debbie Reynolds, and features a lighthearted portrayal of iconic dance and memorable songs, including 'Make 'em Laugh,' 'Fit as a Fiddle' and more. The film will be projected on a large screen above the Orchestra while Maestro Everly leads the BSO in the moving classic score. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jeffry Denman, Direct from Signature's Kid VictoryBWW Interviews: Jeffry Denman, Direct from Signature's Kid Victory
by Ellen Burns - Feb 17, 2015

Thanks to the team at Signature Theatre, audiences in the DC-area are being given the opportunity to see another world premiere of a new musical, Kid Victory! John Kander, legendary composer, along with his late composing partner, Fred Ebb, of such beloved musicals as Chicago and Cabaret, and of the iconic anthem, New York, New York, is behind this new work, and Kid Victory is Kander's second offering in partnership with playwright Greg Pierce [nephew of actor David Hyde Pierce]. Their previous new musical, The Landing, premiered Off Broadway at NYC's Vineyard Theatre in 2013. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)

Michael Feinstein Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko for Series of ShowsMichael Feinstein Returning to Feinstein's at the Nikko for Series of Shows
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Considered one of the premier interpreters of American standards, the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy nominated Michael Feinstein returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko for five performances only - April 29 - May 3, 2015. The performance schedule is as follows: Wednesday, April 29 at 7 p.m.; Thursday, April 30 at 8 p.m.; Friday, May 1 at 8 p.m.; Saturday, May 2 at 7 p.m.; Sunday, May 3 at 7 p.m. A celebration of Frank Sinatra's 100th birthday, Feinstein will pay tribute to Ol' Blue Eyes by performing some of Sinatra's most beloved classics, including "New York, New York," "The Lady is a Tramp," and "All the Way." Tickets for Michael Feinstein range in price from $80 - $95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/11/15- THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONGSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/11/15- THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG
by Stage Tube - Feb 11, 2015

Today in 1979, They're Plaing Our Song opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1082 performances. With a book by Neil Simon, lyrics by Carole Bayer Sager, and music by Marvin Hamlisch, the musical is based on the real-life relationship of Hamlisch and Sager- a wisecracking composer finds a new, offbeat lyricist, but initially the match is not one made in heaven. The two undergo a series of trials and overcome a number of hurdles before finding true love by the final curtain. They're Playing Our Song is essentially a two-character show. Vernon and Sonia are the sole characters on stage; each character has a three-person Greek chorus acting as their inner voices, and there are no big production numbers. (more...)

Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE, Featuring Music by Marvin Hamlisch & Matthew Sklar, Will Premiere in Chicago; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!Broadway-Bound Musical GOTTA DANCE, Featuring Music by Marvin Hamlisch & Matthew Sklar, Will Premiere in Chicago; Jerry Mitchell to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced today that Gotta Dance, a new musical based on the critically acclaimed 2008 documentary of the same name, will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere this year at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre. (more...)

'LABEL PRESENTS' Co-Sponsoring 9th Annual Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party In Los Angeles On February 7, 2015'LABEL PRESENTS' Co-Sponsoring 9th Annual Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party In Los Angeles On February 7, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Feb. 5, 2015 /PRNewswire/ LABEL PRESENTS, the concert promotions division of the famed Label Nightclub in Charlotte, North Carolina (www.labelcharlotte.com), will co-sponsor the exclusive 9 th Annual Primary Wave Pre-Grammy Party (www.primarywave.com) at RivaBella in West Hollywood, California on Saturday, February 7, 2015 - the eve of the 57 th Annual Grammy Awards (www.grammy.com) taking place at The Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. (more...)

MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14MSO to Perform Musical Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/02/2015 The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents One Singular Sensation: A Tribute to Marvin Hamlisch on February 14, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The performance celebrates four decades of his magnificent contributions to music. Hamlisch, who wrote timeless music for both Broadway and film, won three Oscars, four Grammys, four Emmys, three Golden Globes, and a Tony in his lifetime. The concert features conductor Larry Blank with vocalists Donna McKechnie, Jodi Benson, and Doug LaBrecque. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much MoreInDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the most accomplished bring young stars on Broadway all about her many exciting endeavors including headlining the most recent revival of mega-hit ANNIE as well as playing a major part in the new Disney feature film edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS - the gifted and talented Lilla Crawford. Opening up about her experiences participating in the big screen edition of the Sondheim classic, Crawford offers insight into her iconic character of Little Red Riding Hood and sheds light on the filmmaking process with director Rob Marshall as well as comments on sharing the screen with such Hollywood heavyweights as Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Additionally, Crawford illuminates her time spent headlining the most recent Broadway revival of ever-popular Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin/Thomas Meehan musical ANNIE as well as working with recognizable Miss Hannigans two-time Tony-winner Katie Finneran and GLEE's Jane Lynch, as well as recounts her experiences meeting the star of the big screen ANNIE remake, Quvenzhane Wallis, and her own thoughts on the updated film remake. Most importantly, Crawford discusses her participation in this weekend's open house event to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids and shares her enthusiasm for joining Broadway proponent and Tony Award Honors recipient Rosie O'Donnell in bringing attention to the acclaimed theatre program for underprivileged youth, as well as clues us in on what she will be performing, too. All of that, participating in Marvin Hamlisch's recent PBS tribute, BILLY ELLIOT memories, who she would love to play in the forthcoming WICKED feature film and much, much more! (more...)

JUDY COLLINS SINGS SONDHEIM Comes to the Venetian Room, 2/28 & 3/1JUDY COLLINS SINGS SONDHEIM Comes to the Venetian Room, 2/28 & 3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret welcomes back Grammy winner, Oscar nominee, and American music legend Judy Collins in the debut of a brand new show Judy Collins Sings Sondheim. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG Opens 1/28 at Dave and Mary Alper JCCSTARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG Opens 1/28 at Dave and Mary Alper JCC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG, a new musical revue based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, and produced by Tony Award winning producer Daryl Roth, continues its Florida tour, opening January 28 and continuing through February 1 at Miami's Dave and Mary Alper JCC, followed by performances February 4 through February 15 at Miami Beach's The Gleason Room - Backstage at the Fillmore and February 17 through March 15 at West Palm Beach's Kravis Center - Persson Hall. (more...)

Pasadena Symphony to Present Valentine's Day Celebration with BEETHOVEN 7Pasadena Symphony to Present Valentine's Day Celebration with BEETHOVEN 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Beauty, powerful rhythmic energy and breathless joy -- all describe the program that the Pasadena Symphony has planned for a romantic Valentine's Day performance of Beethoven's Symphony No. 7 on Saturday, February 14, 2015 at Ambassador Auditorium with both matinee and evening performances at 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. The work's first performance was met with "applause that rose to the point of ecstasy," according to a contemporary newspaper account. (more...)

Cincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting SeasonsCincinnati Landmark Productions Announces Two Exciting Seasons
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Covedale Center 'Marquee Series' and Warsaw Federal Incline Theater 'District Series' present varied and exciting shows for spring 2015. (more...)

Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 BelowAnn Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ('Merrily We Roll Along'), Pamela Myers ('Company') & Chip Zien ('Into The Woods') in 'SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS' this weekend, January 16 & 17, 2015. (more...)

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