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Northwestern Theatre Presents FABULATION and More in Winter 2015Northwestern Theatre Presents FABULATION and More in Winter 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

"Fabulation, or the Re-Education of Undine" -- a devilishly funny social satire by award-winning playwright Lynn Nottage -- will be the first winter 2015 Mainstage production presented by Northwestern University's Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSELTony Nominee Laura Osnes to Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Laura Osnes will star as Julie Jordan in Lyric's new production of Carousel, on stage April 11 through May 3, 2015. Osnes comes to Lyric following her Tony-nominated role in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway. She joins Steven Pasquale, who stars as Billy Bigelow, in this new production directed and choreographed by legendary Tony, Emmy, and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

BroadwayGirlNYC's 2014 BC/EFA Holiday Gift GuideBroadwayGirlNYC's 2014 BC/EFA Holiday Gift Guide
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Dec 16, 2014

The best of this year's Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS holiday gift guide, through the eyes of Broadway's biggest fan. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: As If We Never Said Goodbye! SUNSET BOULEVARD Turns 20 & Readies For RevivalTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: As If We Never Said Goodbye! SUNSET BOULEVARD Turns 20 & Readies For Revival
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 20, 2014

Today we are shining a solo spotlight on a multi-Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is eyeing a revival just in time for its 20th anniversary, SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

The Actors Fund Presents TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY Tonight at the PantagesThe Actors Fund Presents TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY Tonight at the Pantages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Actors Fund presents a very special MUSICAL MONDAY with Michael Childers Presents: ' TRADITION, THE JEWISH LEGACY OF BROADWAY' tonight, November 17, 2014. Cocktails and hors d'oeuvres at 7 p.m.; performance at 8 p.m., followed by dessert reception with the performers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/12- GRAND HOTELSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 11/12- GRAND HOTEL
by Stage Tube - Nov 12, 2014

Today in 1989, Grand Hotel opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre) where it ran for 1017 performances. Grand Hotel is a musical with a book by Luther Davis and music and lyrics by Robert Wright and George Forrest, with additional lyrics and music by Maury Yeston. Based on the 1929 Vicki Baum novel and play, Menschen im Hotel (People in a Hotel), and the subsequent 1932 MGM feature film, the musical focuses on events taking place over the course of a weekend in an elegant hotel in 1928 Berlin and the intersecting stories of the eccentric guests of the hotel, including a fading prima ballerina; a fatally ill Jewish bookkeeper, who wants to spend his final days living in luxury; a young, handsome, but destitute Baron; a cynical doctor; and a typist dreaming of Hollywood success. (more...)

Olivier Nominee Brent Barrett Premieres 'LIFE IS' at the Metropolitan Room TonightOlivier Nominee Brent Barrett Premieres 'LIFE IS' at the Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

This month, Olivier Award nominee and celebrated Broadway favorite Brent Barrett (Chicago; Kiss Me, Kate; Annie Get Your Gun) will debut his new cabaret act 'LIFE IS: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB' at New York's famed Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St.). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 5th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 5, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Dee Snider's Christmas show starts, and 'First Wives Club' and 'N' get their stars. Patsy Cline comes round again, as do the Q Brothers and 'Christmas Schooner.' Peeps gear up for 'Into The Woods,' 'Phantom' inspires television, and 'Billy Elliot' dances into movie theaters and into the Drury Lane Oakbrook! (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Watch Justin Adair and Royen Kent Sing from Griffin Theatre Company's TITANIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

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Shelly Burch Brings INCURABLY ROMANTIC to Metropolitan Room TonightShelly Burch Brings INCURABLY ROMANTIC to Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Shelly will bring Incurably Romantic to the Metropolitan Room for three nights, Today, October 30, Friday, October 31 and Today, Dec 4, accompanied by the superb David Shenton Trio. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 29th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 29, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Major productions of 'The King And I' and 'Camelot,' two versions of 'Titanic,' season announcements from Light Opera Works and The Music Theatre Company, JRB in Skokie, three G&S shows in rep, the new musicals 'Frederick' and 'The Guide To Being Single,' and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Griffin Theatre's TITANICBWW Reviews: Griffin Theatre's TITANIC
by Misha Davenport - Oct 29, 2014

Griffin Theatre's glorious production of the revised Tony award-winning musical 'Titanic' is a must-see for musical theater fans. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member to Appear in College of New Rochelle's NINEOriginal Broadway Cast Member to Appear in College of New Rochelle's NINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The College of New Rochelle's production of NINE including Louise Edeiken, an original Broadway cast member, will be performed November 7 to 16 at the College. Based on Federico Fellini's semi-autobiographical film 8, the show examines the midlife crisis and creative block of film director Guido Contini, as told first-hand by the romantic partners who have influenced him and become entangled in his life. (more...)

TITANIC Will Be Northwestern's 73rd Annual Dolphin Show; Runs Jan 23-30TITANIC Will Be Northwestern's 73rd Annual Dolphin Show; Runs Jan 23-30
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Dolphin Show, America's largest student-produced musical, announces TITANIC as the 73rd Annual Dolphin Show. TITANIC is to be directed by Communication senior Brendan Flynn and produced by Communication senior Jack Eidson and School of Education and Social Policy senior Izzy Garcia, with support from a cast and team of over 150 Northwestern University students. TITANIC will run for five performances from January 23rd through January 30th in Cahn Auditorium, with tickets going on sale to the general public December 1st. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's TITANIC, Now Playing Through 12/7Photo Flash: First Look at Griffin Theatre's TITANIC, Now Playing Through 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Griffin Theatre Company launches its 2014-15 season with a new, intimate version of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston (Nine, Phantom), book by Peter Stone (Woman of the Year, 1776), new orchestrations by Ian Weinberger, directed by Scott Weinstein (Griffin Theatre's Spelling Bee, Chicago Shakespeare Theater's Seussical) and music direction by Elizabeth Doran (Timeline's Juno). TITANIC will play through December 7, 2014 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.theaterwit.org, in person at the Theater Wit Box Office or by calling (773) 975-8150. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encompass New Opera Theatre Honors Joel Grey and Jeanine TesoriPhoto Coverage: Encompass New Opera Theatre Honors Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Oct 27, 2014

Joel Grey and Jeanine Tesori were honored last night at the Encompass New Opera Theatre's Gala celebration at The National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South, New York City), starring in the Musical Salute are Jeffry Denman, David Garrison, Lisa Kron, Judy Kuhn, Karen Mason, Michael McElroy, Bebe Neuwirth, Tonya Pinkins, David Pittsinger, Ron Raines, Patricia Schuman, Christopher Sieber, and Betsy Wolfe. BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from inside the gala below! (more...)

Olivier Nominee Brent Barrett to Premiere New Show 'LIFE IS' at the Metropolitan Room Next MonthOlivier Nominee Brent Barrett to Premiere New Show 'LIFE IS' at the Metropolitan Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

This November, Olivier Award nominee and celebrated Broadway favorite Brent Barrett (Chicago; Kiss Me, Kate; Annie Get Your Gun) will debut his new cabaret act 'LIFE IS: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB' at New York's famed Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St.). (more...)

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