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Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

Mark Inscoe to Replace Maxwell Caulfield in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAYMark Inscoe to Replace Maxwell Caulfield in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Producers have announced that there has been a cast change for the upcoming European premiere of the musical  Death Takes A Holiday. (more...)

Photo: First Production Photo Released for DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAYPhoto: First Production Photo Released for DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

Death Takes A Holiday is the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton. (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre Company Charts New Waters with Tony Winning TITANIC: THE MUSICALSlow Burn Theatre Company Charts New Waters with Tony Winning TITANIC: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Winner of five Tony Awards including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Score, Titanic: The Musical comes to the Amaturo Theater for a striking production by Slow Burn Theatre Company from Thursday, January 19 - Sunday, February 5. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes On DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAYVIDEO: Sneak Peek Behind The Scenes On DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Meet some of the cast of Death Takes A Holiday and see what they've been getting up to in rehearsal. (more...)

Hershey Area Playhouse Announces Upcoming Dark Night Series ProductionHershey Area Playhouse Announces Upcoming Dark Night Series Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

To kick off the New Year, Hershey Area Playhouse is proud to host the first of its 2017 Dark Night Series productions, December Songs, featuring Playhouse veteran soprano Sarah Zahn, on Saturday, Jan. 14, beginning at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Review: TITANIC at Signature Theatre - It is a Night to RememberBWW Review: TITANIC at Signature Theatre - It is a Night to Remember
by Charles Shubow - Jan 3, 2017

TITANIC should not be missed but must close January 29, 2017. (more...)

BWW Feature:  DC BWW's Senior Writer's Top Theatergoing Experiences in 2016BWW Feature: DC BWW's Senior Writer's Top Theatergoing Experiences in 2016
by Jennifer Perry - Jan 1, 2017

In 2016, I saw 120+ productions, the majority of which were in the DC Metro Area. The 2016 calendar year offered a slew of memorable theatergoing experiences, but some stand out among the others. As I look forward to what's in store theatrically in 2017, I take a look back at 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAYPhoto Flash: First Look at DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

The countdown is on to the European premiere of Maury Yeston's stunning musical DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, directed by Thom Southerland at Charing Cross Theatre, Londn, which starts previews on Monday 16 January. (more...)

YOURS UNFAITHFULLY, Starring Max von Essen, Begins Tonight Off-BroadwayYOURS UNFAITHFULLY, Starring Max von Essen, Begins Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The Mint Theater will follow the extended run of the acclaimed A Day by the Sea with the World Premiere of Yours Unfaithfully by Miles Malleson, an "un-Romantic Comedy" about the price of free love.  (more...)

BWW Review:  Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Gloriously Sung TITANIC is a Must-See at Signature Theatre
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 22, 2016

All told, this is a fantastic production and definitely one of my favorites of the 200+ shows I saw in 2016 - whether in the DC Metro Area, New York, or anywhere else. (more...)

Fran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' ConcertFran Drescher Will Host The American Pops Orchestra's '75 YEARS OF BARBRA STREISAND' Concert
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Fran Drescher - the Emmy and Golden Globe-nominated actress and noted Barbra Streisand fan - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra present Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

The Exquisite Masterpiece PHANTOM Comes To Broadway Palm!The Exquisite Masterpiece PHANTOM Comes To Broadway Palm!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Broadway Palm is proud to present the exquisite masterpiece, Yeston and Kopit's Phantom, playing December 29, 2016 through February 11, 2017. From the Tony Award-winning team of Maury Yeston and Arthur Kopit who wrote Titanic, Grand Hotel and Nine comes Phantom in an epic and passionate tale of murder, intrigue and romance! (more...)

LIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [Revisited] Concert Comes To The Marcus CenterLIVE IN CENTRAL PARK [Revisited] Concert Comes To The Marcus Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

In 1981, more than 500,000 music fans gathered in Central Park to witness a concert by the now legendary reunion of folk duo Simon & Garfunkel. On Friday, March 31, award-winning recording artists, Lee Lessack and Johnny Rodgers recreate that magical night in Wilson Theater at Vogel Hall as part of the MC Presents series. (more...)

Breaking News: We've Got the Low Down- Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions' CRAZY FOR YOUBreaking News: We've Got the Low Down- Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Will Lead Manhattan Concert Productions' CRAZY FOR YOU
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced lead casting for their 25th anniversary concert version of Gershwin's musical comedy Crazy for You. Tony award nominees Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes, will co-star as Bobby Child and Polly Baker for this one night only event at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center on February 19, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. Five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will direct the Tony Award-winning Crazy for You 25 years to the day from its opening night on Broadway. The performance features Stroman's choreography from the original production, a chorus of 240 singers from across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra. Following the success of The Secret Garden earlier this year, Crazy for You marks the fifth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' critically acclaimed Broadway Series that has also included Parade, Titanic, and Ragtime. (more...)

Soprano Sarah Zahn to Perform Maury Yeston's DECEMBER SONGS in HersheySoprano Sarah Zahn to Perform Maury Yeston's DECEMBER SONGS in Hershey
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Sarah Zahn will perform December Songs at 7:30 pm January 14, 2017 at the Hershey Area Playhouse in Hershey, Pennsylvania. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast & Creative Team for the European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAYPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast & Creative Team for the European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

AND THEY'RE OFF... Meet the cast and creative team for the European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, pictured this morming on the very first day of rehearsals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre's TITANIC THE MUSICAL Sets Sail in RehearsalPhoto Flash: Signature Theatre's TITANIC THE MUSICAL Sets Sail in Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the full cast and creative team for Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Signature Theatre reaffirms its mission to stage inventive new productions of classic musicals by tackling Maury Yeston's (Nine) and Peter Stone's (1776) Tony Award®-winning musical about the heart-stopping and riveting ride through the final moments of Titanic's fateful journey. Titanic will run from December 13 - January 29, 2017, featuring a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360 degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre. (more...)

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