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All-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George TheatreAll-Chicago Cast Set for SPAMILTON at Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," has set casting for its regional premiere in Chicago at the Royal George Theatre (1641 N. Halsted). Created by Tony Award honoree Gerard Alessandrini, the mastermind behind "Forbidden Broadway," the show features an all-Chicago ensemble including Donterrio Johnson, Adam LaSalle, Michelle Lauto, Eric Andrew Lewis, Yando Lopez and David Robbins. "Spamilton" begins performances Friday, March 3 at the Royal George Theatre's Cabaret/Studio Theatre. (more...)

Death Has A New Face In James Gant and Ken Christiansen Plays Manservant Fidele in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAYDeath Has A New Face In James Gant and Ken Christiansen Plays Manservant Fidele in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Producers have announced details of two planned cast changes in the European premiere production of the musical Death Takes A Holiday at Charing Cross Theatre. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Presents TITANICWagner College Theatre Presents TITANIC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

???????Wagner College Theatre presents the Tony Award-Winning Musical Titanic with performances from February 23 - March 5, 2017 in the Main Hall Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lisa Kron and Daniel Zaitchik Accept 2017 Kleban PrizesPhoto Coverage: Lisa Kron and Daniel Zaitchik Accept 2017 Kleban Prizes
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 7, 2017

The annual KLEBAN PRIZE FOR MUSICAL THEATRE presentation took place just yesterday, February 6 at ASCAP.  Some of Broadway's legendary musical theatre creators and young-up-and-comers will come out to honor the two prize winners, perform some of their material, and present their prizes at a food and drink reception hosted by ASCAP and BMI.  (more...)

BWW Review: DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, Charing Cross TheatreBWW Review: DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, Charing Cross Theatre
by Debbie Gilpin - Jan 23, 2017

Maury Yeston, Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan's latest show to hit the stage, continuing Thom Southerland's season at Charing Cross, is a musical adaptation of the old Italian play La Morte In Vacanza. With echoes of The Phantom of the Opera in story and music, it stands out in the current crop of new musicals whilst not really breaking new ground. (more...)

BWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London OpeningBWW Interview: Maury Yeston Talks DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY Ahead of London Opening
by Liz Cearns - Jan 23, 2017

Maury Yeston, the composer and lyricist best-known for Nine and Titanic, visited the West End a few months before the West End opening of his new musical, Death Takes a Holiday. Based on a film (which was based on a play) this story tells of how Death changed his perspective. He used to not quite understand why everyone he came to collect was quite so aggrieved to die, until he met a particular woman who allowed him to realise quite what makes life worth clinging to. The side effect of Death's occupation being, though, that he can't collect anyone else while he's so distracted - Death the person and death the concept take a break!  Maury was kind enough to discuss his musical background, some of his better-known works and his latest venture for the stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Exclusive Photos from DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross TheatrePhoto Coverage: Exclusive Photos from DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Thom Southerland directs the UK premiere of Death Takes a Holiday, music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone and Thomas Meehan.... the European premiere of the follow-up to Titanic by its Tony Award-winning writers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY at Charing Cross Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

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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...)

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...)

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