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Off-Broadway's 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Announces New Summer Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) has announced a new summer schedule, beginning the week of May 5th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson, Brett McDonald and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Photo Flash: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! Spoofs PIPPIN, KINKY BOOTS, MATILDA & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

The gloves are off! One of the most highly anticipated new shows of the season, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! begins previews Monday, March 17th at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street - between 8th and 9th Avenue). The show is set to open on Sunday, May 4th. This up-to-the-minute new edition will include Alessandrini's takes on Kinky Boots, Matilda, Rocky, Cabaret, The Bridges of Madison County, Aladdin, Pippin, the turntable-less Les Miz, Motown, The Sound of Music Live! and Bullets Over Broadway, among others. Check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Opens Off-Broadway at Elektra Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody (www.50ShadesTheMusical.com) will open off-Broadway tonight, March 12th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Adam Hyndman, Chris Grace, Casey Rogers & More Lead 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway; Performances Begin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street) will begin performances tonight, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch a Sexy Sneak Peek of 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 17, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street), will begin performances on Friday, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. Directed by Al Samuelsand Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. The company recently met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company. Check out what they had to say and watch a performance preview below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Company Meets the Press!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 14, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street), will begin performances on Friday, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. The company met the press earlier today and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Adam Hyndman, Chris Grace, Casey Rogers & More to Lead 50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Off-Broadway; Performances Begin 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Full casting has been announced for 50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street). The show will begin performances on Friday, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Classic Stage Company's A MAN'S A MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Classic Stage Company presents A MAN'S A MAN, directed by Brian Kulick and featuring a new score and new songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. This production continues CSC's exploration of the works of Bertolt Brecht, which began in 2011 with the sold-out production of Galileo and was followed by last season's The Caucasian Chalk Circle (on which Kulick and Sheik also collaborated). The cast features Justin VivIan Bond(Widow Begbick) are Jason Babinsky (Polly Baker), Gibson Frazier (Galy Gay), Martin Moran (Uriah Shelley), Steven Skybell (Jesse Mahoney), Stephen Spinella (Bloody Five), Ching Valdes-Aran (Mr. Wang) and Allan K. Washington (Ensemble). The official opening night is Thursday, January 30. A MAN'S A MAN will play a limited engagement through February 16. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tonight's Performance of CSC's A MAN'S A MAN Cancelled Due to Cast Injury
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

This evening's performance of Classic Stage Company's production of Bertolt Brecht's A MAN'S A MAN has been cancelled due to an injury last night to cast member Bill Buell (Jeraiah Jip). Buell sustained a fractured ankle while off-stage early in the first act due to a mechanical malfunction involving a ballast weight for a garage door which is part of the show's set design. As there is no understudy for the role, the remainder of last evening's performance had to be cancelled as well as tonight's performance while a replacement actor is found. CSC hopes to resume performances tomorrow. (more...)

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL to Open Off-Broadway at Elektra Theatre on 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

50 Shades! The Musical - The Original Parody (www.50ShadesTheMusical.com) has announced new dates and opening night at The Elektra Theatre (300 W. 43rd Street). The show will begin performances on Friday, February 21st with opening night set for March 12th. The change was due to a shift in management at the Elektra Theatre, which is now complete. Directed by Al Samuels and Rob Lindley, 50 Shades! the Musical - The Original Parody is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Andrew Asnes, Rob Kolson and 50 Shades Tour LLC. (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Bill Buell, Gibson Frazier & More to Join Justin Vivian Bond in Classic Stage Company's A MAN'S A MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, has announced complete casting today for its upcoming new production of Bertolt Brecht's A MAN'S A MAN, which begins performances Friday, January 10 at CSC (136 East 13thStreet). A MAN'S A MAN will be directed by Brian Kulick and features a new score and new songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik. This production continues CSC's exploration of the works of Bertolt Brecht, which began in 2011 with the sold-out production of Galileoand was followed by last season's The Caucasian Chalk Circle (on which Kulick and Sheik also collaborated). Joining previously announcedJustin Vivian Bond (Widow Begbick) are Jason Babinsky (Polly Baker), Bill Buell (Jeraiah Jip), Gibson Frazier (Galy Gay), Martin Moran (Uriah Shelley), Steven Skybell (Jesse Mahoney), Stephen Spinella (Bloody Five), Ching Valdes-Aran (Mr. Wang) and Allan K. Washington (Ensemble). The official opening night is Thursday, January 30. A MAN'S A MAN will play a limited engagement through February 16. (more...)

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Will Now Begin Off-Broadway in Early 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

50 Shades! The Musical, the original parody (50ShadesTheMusical.com) has postponed the start of performances because of technical issues with The Elektra Theatre. The financing of the show is in place and a new start date will be announced for early 2014 shortly. (more...)

50 SHADES! THE MUSICAL Set for Off-Broadway Run at Elektra Theatre; Previews to Begin 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2013

50 Shades! The Musical, the original parody (50ShadesTheMusical.com) will play The Elektra Theatre (669 Eighth Avenue between 42nd and 43rd Street) beginning November 18th with opening night set for Thursday, January 9th. Directed by Al Samuels, 50 Shades! The Musical is produced by Royal Mile Entertainment, Marshall Cordell, and Andrew Asnes. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz, Pasek & Paul and More to Work with FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE Educators, 7/10-14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 09, 2013

Eight exceptional educators from schools and performing arts centers around the country will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 4th Annual FREDDIE G BROADWAY EXPERIENCE July 10th - 14th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes at the Giggleberry Fair with the Cast of AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND
by Stage Tube - Jul 02, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse Producing Director Jed Bernstein talks Broadway's Kander & Ebb with the cast of The World Goes 'Round - in a behind-the-scenes peek during a cast photo shoot! Jed and the cast are on location at Peddler's Village inside Giggleberry Fair! Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Skinner, Tom Hewitt and More in BCP's AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jul 01, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced that the Kander and Ebb review The World Goes 'Round will begin performances tonight, June 27th. The musical revue features a star studded cast including Michelle Aravena, Janine DiVita, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt,David Josefsberg, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner with direction by Don Stephenson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Emily Skinner, Tom Hewitt, Janine DiVita and More in BCP's AND THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced that the Kander and Ebb review The World Goes 'Round will begin performances tonight, June 27th. The musical revue features a star studded cast including Michelle Aravena, Janine DiVita, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt,David Josefsberg, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner with direction by Don Stephenson. BroadwayWorld has a fun look at the cast below! (more...)

Emily Skinner, Tom Hewitt & More Begin Performances in Bucks County Playhouse's THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced that the Kander and Ebb review The World Goes 'Round will begin performances tonight, June 27th. The musical revue features a star studded cast including Michelle Aravena, Janine DiVita, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt,David Josefsberg, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner with direction by Don Stephenson. (more...)

Emily Skinner, Tom Hewitt & More Begin Performances in Bucks County Playhouse's THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has announced that the Kander and Ebb review The World Goes 'Roundwill begin performances this Thursday, June 27th. The musical revue features a star studded cast including Michelle Aravena, Janine DiVita, Tony Award nominee Tom Hewitt,David Josefsberg, and Tony Award nominee Emily Skinner with direction by Don Stephenson. (more...)

Classic Stage Company's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE Closes Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2013

Classic Stage Company's new production of Bertolt Brecht's THE CAUCASIAN CHALK CIRCLE, featuring Christopher Lloyd (Azdak), directed by Brian Kulick (who directed Brecht's Galileo last season), and featuring new music by Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Duncan Sheik (Spring Awakening), closes today, June 23, after a two-week extension. (more...)

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