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Michele Ragusa to Return to Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, 4/22Michele Ragusa to Return to Kleinhans Music Hall in Buffalo, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2016

BUFFALO, NY -- Kleinhans Music Hall welcomes back Buffalo native and Broadway star Michele Ragusa on Friday, April 22 for an evening of music and storytelling about growing up in Buffalo to starring on Broadway. The program will feature Michele in a range of musical selections, from standards and Garland, to classic and modern Broadway tunes.  (more...)

Whitney Bashor, Angel Desai & More Set for Sam Willmott's Larson Legacy Concert at Adelphi UniversityWhitney Bashor, Angel Desai & More Set for Sam Willmott's Larson Legacy Concert at Adelphi University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Adelphi University Performing Arts Center (AUPAC) is proud to present the first Larson Legacy Concert showcasing the work of composer-lyricist Sam Willmott, a recipient of The American Theatre Wing's 2015 Jonathan Larson Grants, on Sunday, October 4th at 3:00 PM. (more...)

APPLICATION PENDING Now Available for LicensingAPPLICATION PENDING Now Available for Licensing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015

Steele Spring Stage Rights, the licensing company that represents The Marvelous Wonderettes franchise, has acquired the theatrical performance rights to the hit Off-Broadway comedy APPLICATION PENDING, co-authored by Greg Edwards & Andy Sandberg. APPLICATION PENDING played a limited engagement starring Christina Bianco at the Westside Theatre earlier this year, earning a Drama Desk nomination for Outstanding Solo Performance and winning the Broadway World Award for Best Off-Broadway Play. (more...)

Michele Ragusa to Lead Reading of New Musical MCGURK'S SUICIDE HALLMichele Ragusa to Lead Reading of New Musical MCGURK'S SUICIDE HALL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2015

Michele Ragusa (Young Frankenstein, Titanic) has been cast to star in the reading of McGurk's Suicide Hall, a fictional account of actual events as "Big Mame" the lead attraction at the hall on October 19 at 9pm at TADA! Theatre in Manhattan. Alongside Michele will be Amanda Rose (Wicked, Oklahoma) playing "Emma" a new American arrival, and Brian Childers (Helen Hayes Award winner - Danny and Silvia) as "McGurk", the owner of the hall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: DROWSY We Are Not!BWW Reviews: DROWSY We Are Not!
by Kristen Morale - Jul 12, 2015

Now, to continue in the tradition of giving each of us the theatrical experience we truly relish and yearn for this time of year (if not always!), the Playhouse brings a stellar production of five-time Tony Award Winner The Drowsy Chaperone to a Cape Cod audience, and let me just put it out there now that this production does everything but cause any sort of drowsiness; that is reserved for the title character as she joins a cast of beyond talented performers who make this show the great experience we all so hope to have at the theater. As that lovable man in his chair states, audiences hope for a show that will whisk it away to another world for a couple of hours, sucking each of us into the plot of a new, interesting and at times slightly tumultuous show; hold on to your hats for this one. (more...)

JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Beginning Tonight at The Cape PlayhouseJoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Beginning Tonight at The Cape Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

The Cape Playhouse's production of The Drowsy Chaperone, starring JoAnne Worley, will play the Massachusetts venue tonight, June 30 - July 11, 2015. (more...)

JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Cape Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!JoAnne Worley Stars in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at The Cape Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Full casting has been announced for The Cape Playhouse's upcoming production of The Drowsy Chaperone, starring JoAnne Worley, that will play the Massachusetts venue June 30 - July 11, 2015 (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The lineup for tonight, May 11, 2015 at 8 pm, highlighting THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1966-1990, features: PATRICK PAGE (Spider-Man/The Hunchback of Notre Dame), JENNY POWERS (Little Women/Follies/Grease), NOAH RACEY (Thoroughly Modern Millie/Curtains), BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY (The Threepenny Opera), MARY TESTA (Two Time Tony Nominee On the Town/42nd Street) and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of TUTS Underground's LMNOP- Episode 1!BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of TUTS Underground's LMNOP- Episode 1!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2015

Letters are flying, and this cast sure has a way with words! TUTS Underground, in association with Third Coast Creative, presents LMNOP - A New Muzical, through April 19 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Chaos arises when letters begin to fall from a town monument and government officials ban them one by one. The community depends on the strength of a determined teenage girl to fight for their freedom of speech. This unique musical is part romance, part clever word game and part adult fable that reminds us of how precious our liberties are and how important it is to have the courage to stand up for what we believe. Below, go behind the scenes of the show with cast members Tyce Green and Holland Vavra. Click below for Episode One! (more...)

TUTS Underground Sets Cast of LMNOPTUTS Underground Sets Cast of LMNOP
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

TUTS Underground, in association with Third Coast Creative, presents LMNOP - A New Muzical, April 7 - 19 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Chaos arises when letters begin to fall from a town monument and government officials ban them one by one. The community depends on the strength of a determined teenage girl to fight for their freedom of speech. This unique musical is part romance, part clever word game and part adult fable that reminds us of how precious our liberties are and how important it is to have the courage to stand up for what we believe. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's THE KING AND I & Actors' Playhouse's MURDER BALLAD Lead Carbonell Awards Nominations!Maltz Jupiter Theatre's THE KING AND I & Actors' Playhouse's MURDER BALLAD Lead Carbonell Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

A production of a beloved Rodgers and Hammerstein musical and a rock and roll tale of a passionate love triangle garnered the most nominations for the 39th annual Carbonell Awards, which honors excellence in theater in South Florida. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER to Play LA's Ahmanson Theatre This Summer?Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER to Play LA's Ahmanson Theatre This Summer?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts just wrapped up the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in November, and according to the New York Times, the show will continue life on the west coast. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Closes Today at the Kennedy CenterAhrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Closes Today at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater through today, November 30, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/23/2014Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/23/2014
by BWW - Nov 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/23/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Is One to Remember at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Ahrens and Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Is One to Remember at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Nov 21, 2014

Inspired by Edgar Degas' famous sculpture of a 14 year-old dancer, 'Little Dancer' is one of those kinds of musicals that you don't see much anymore. It's also the kind of musical that we desperately need on Broadway today. (more...)

Photo Flash: LITTLE DANCER Opens Tonight at the Kennedy Center in D.C.Photo Flash: LITTLE DANCER Opens Tonight at the Kennedy Center in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater now through November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is tonight, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Today, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/16/2014Now Playing Onstage in Washington, DC - Week of 11/16/2014
by BWW - Nov 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/16/2014 for Washington, DC (more...)

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