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Breaking News: ROCK OF AGES Sets Broadway Closing DateBreaking News: ROCK OF AGES Sets Broadway Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The producers of the five-time Tony Award-nominated ROCK OF AGES announced today that the production will play its final performance on Sunday, January 18, 2015 after 22 preview and 2,328 Broadway performances, solidifying its spot as the 27th longest running show in Broadway history. (more...)

Durham Performing Arts Center Nominated for Prestigious Billboard Magazine AwardDurham Performing Arts Center Nominated for Prestigious Billboard Magazine Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

DPAC has become one of three finalists of the Billboard Touring Awards for the top venue under 5,000 seats. Other finalists include The Colosseum at Caesars Palace -- Las Vegas which has won the previous three years and Fox Theatre - Atlanta, which has been a finalist in the same category for three years. The winners will be announced live in New York City on November 20, 2014 at the Edison Ballroom where DPAC's Director of Programming for Concerts & Comedy Taki Pappas will be attending, representing DPAC at this significant event. (more...)

YouTube Star Chester See Makes Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGES TonightYouTube Star Chester See Makes Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

ROCK OF AGES, Broadway's five-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical built on the music that ignited a generation, will now blaze a path on Broadway as the first show to join today's new media revolution. Tonight, October 27, YouTube sensation Chester See, who has over 1.5 million subscribers and 160 million channel views, will make his Broadway debut as wild rock idol 'Stacee Jaxx,' for a limited engagement through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Frankie Grande on Return to Broadway in ROCK OF AGES: 'I'm Unbelievably Excited'Frankie Grande on Return to Broadway in ROCK OF AGES: 'I'm Unbelievably Excited'
by TV News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Frankie Grande, who recently appeared in the latest installment of CBS's 'Big Brother' will hit the Broadway stage on November 10th in his 'dream role' as ROCK OF AGES' 'Franz.' (more...)

YouTube Star Chester See to Make Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGESYouTube Star Chester See to Make Broadway Debut in ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

ROCK OF AGES, Broadway's five-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical built on the music that ignited a generation, will now blaze a path on Broadway as the first show to join today's new media revolution. (more...)

Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16Michael Mayer & Rick Miramontez to be Honored at New York Stage And Film's Annual Gala, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

New York Stage and Film has announced that its Annual Winter Gala, to be held this year on Sunday, November 16, 2014 at The Plaza Hotel (770 Fifth Avenue, New York City), will honor Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez. (more...)

Original Cast Member Mitchell Jarvis Returns to Broadway's ROCK OF AGES TonightOriginal Cast Member Mitchell Jarvis Returns to Broadway's ROCK OF AGES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Mitchell Jarvis, who originated the role of mullet-rocking nunchuck-wielding narrator 'Lonny Barnett' in the smash-hit Broadway musical Rock of Ages, returns to the show in the role of wild aging rock idol 'Stacee Jaxx,' beginning tonight, September 15. (more...)

Original Cast Member Mitchell Jarvis to Return to Broadway's ROCK OF AGESOriginal Cast Member Mitchell Jarvis to Return to Broadway's ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Mitchell Jarvis, who originated the role of mullet-rocking nunchuck-wielding narrator "Lonny Barnett" in the smash-hit Broadway musical ROCK OF AGES, returns to the show this fall in the role of wild aging rock idol "Stacee Jaxx," beginning Monday, September 15. The five-time Tony Award-nominated musical ROCK OF AGES - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to offer Broadway's Best Party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th Street. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis Returns to His Tony-Nominated Role in ROCK OF AGES TonightConstantine Maroulis Returns to His Tony-Nominated Role in ROCK OF AGES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Tony Award nominee and 'American Idol' finalist Constantine Maroulis returns to the smash hit musical ROCK OF AGES as Drew tonight, August 4, 2014 for a limited 12-week engagement through October 26, 2014. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical ROCK OF AGES - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway, and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to offer Broadway's Best Party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/30/14 - SEX WITH STRANGERS at Second Stage, Rick Bayless in Chicago and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/30/14 - SEX WITH STRANGERS at Second Stage, Rick Bayless in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SEX WITH STRANGERS opens at Second Stage, Rick Bayless brings a theatrical feast to Lookingglass and more! (more...)

Breaking News: THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP Filing Suit Against Michael Cohl for SUPERSTAR Tour CancellationBreaking News: THE REALLY USEFUL GROUP Filing Suit Against Michael Cohl for SUPERSTAR Tour Cancellation
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Really Useful Group (RUG) confirmed it is taking legal action against Michael Cohl's Options Clause Entertainment following his cancellation of the 2014 North American Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar. The Really Useful Group (RUG) has no option but to proceed with legal action to recover its costs associated with the project and in turn, satisfy outstanding payments to suppliers and contractors. (more...)

Michael Cohl Comments on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour: 'It Was a Disaster'Michael Cohl Comments on JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour: 'It Was a Disaster'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Cohl comments on the 50-stop planned arena tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's rock opera 'Jesus Christ Superstar' (more...)

Michael Cohl Reveals SPIDER-MAN Arena Tour in the Works for 2015-16Michael Cohl Reveals SPIDER-MAN Arena Tour in the Works for 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

In a recent interview with the Wall Street Journal, Spider-Man Turn Off the Dark producer Michael Cohl revealed that the show will n fact not be opening in Las Vegas. Instead an arena tour is in the works for 'late 2015 or winter 2016.' He told WSJ: "I think Spider-man is a pop culture rock show that was meant to be in arenas." When asked about the recently cancelled Jesus Christ Superstar arena tour, another project with which he was affiliated, Cohl commented: "It was a disaster. Ticket sales were terrible." (more...)

Lionel Richie to Be Named 'Legend of Live' at 2014 Billboard Touring AwardsLionel Richie to Be Named 'Legend of Live' at 2014 Billboard Touring Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Lionel Richie will be named a Legend of Live at the 2014 Billboard Touring Awards, to be held Nov. 20 at The Edison Ballroom in New York City. (more...)

Broadway-Bound Version of RIO in the Works? ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS Live Show Also Set to TourBroadway-Bound Version of RIO in the Works? ALVIN & THE CHIPMUNKS Live Show Also Set to Tour
by Movies News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Broadway producer Michael Cohl has inked a licensing deal with Twentieth Century Fox to bring two of the studio's hit films, RIO and ALVIN AND THE CHIPMUNKS: CHIPWRECKED, to the stage. (more...)

He's Coming Home! Constantine Maroulis Will Return to His Tony-Nominated Role in ROCK OF AGESHe's Coming Home! Constantine Maroulis Will Return to His Tony-Nominated Role in ROCK OF AGES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Tony Award nominee and 'American Idol' finalist Constantine Maroulis returns to the smash hit musical ROCK OF AGES as Drew on Monday, August 4, 2014 for a limited 12-week engagement through October 26, 2014. The five-time Tony Award nominated musical ROCK OF AGES - which recently celebrated its fifth anniversary on Broadway, and its spot in the Top 30 Longest-Running Broadway Shows in History - continues to offer Broadway's Best Party eight times a week at the Helen Hayes Theatre, 240 West 44th (more...)

FUERZA BRUTA WAYRA Premieres Tonight at Daryl Roth TheatreFUERZA BRUTA WAYRA Premieres Tonight at Daryl Roth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

S2BN Entertainment and OZONO Producciones are bringing the hit off-Broadway show, Fuerza Bruta, back to life with WAYRA, an electrifying and innovative spectacle that has most recently been performed in London, England and Buenos Aires, Argentina. The New York City performance will premiere at the Daryl Roth Theatre tonight, June 25th, 2014, and includes spectacular new scenes from the international sensation. (more...)

WAYRA Sets NYC Opening Night for Tuesday, 7/8WAYRA Sets NYC Opening Night for Tuesday, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

S2BN Entertainment and OZONO Productions bring the hit off-Broadway show, Fuerza Bruta, back to life with WAYRA, the electrifying and innovative third production in the De La Guarda trilogy. Having recently thrilled audiences in London, England and Buenos Aires, Argentina, the New York City production of WAYRA will begin performances at the Daryl Roth Theatre (101 E. 15th Street, NYC) on Friday, June 27, 2014 (originally scheduled to begin June 25), and features spectacular new scenes and, for the first time in the history of the trilogy, live music. An official opening night for WAYRA has been set for Tuesday, July 8, 2014. (more...)

Producer Michael Cohl Reveals Reasons For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour CancellationProducer Michael Cohl Reveals Reasons For JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour Cancellation
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 6, 2014

UK SUPERSTAR reality star winner and announced headliner for the JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR US arena tour that was abruptly cancelled on Friday, Ben Forster, has taken to social media to share his dissatisfaction with the decision by producers to abandon the tour, but remains hopeful even so. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Tour at Madison Square GardenTickets Go on Sale Today for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Tour at Madison Square Garden
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Jesus Christ Superstar, the global phenomenon that has wowed audiences for over 40 years, is reimagined for the 21st century as an arena rock spectacular. The biggest ever North American arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking rock musical is coming to Madison Square Garden on Tuesday, August 5, 2014 at 8:00PM with an extraordinary cast of rock, pop and R&B superstars. (more...)

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