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The Muny and Webster University Announce the 2015 Summer Intensive for Emerging Young Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The Muny, America's premier summer musical theatre, and Webster University's Leigh Gerdine College of Fine Arts Conservatory of Theatre Arts, a national leader in training for Musical Theatre, have joined forces to launch a summer intensive for emerging young artists. This three-week program invites 10 rising junior and senior high school students from across the nation to participate in an immersive theatrical experience. The first Muny/Webster Intensive for Emerging Young Artists will be held during the summer of 2015. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from TARZAN at the Muny with Nicholas Rodriguez, Kate Rockwell & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2014

The Muny presents the second show of its 96th season, TARZAN, directed by John Tartaglia, choreographed by Chris Bailey, with musical direction by Rick Bertone. Nicholas Rodriguez stars in the title role, with Kate Rockwell co-starring as Jane. Joining them are Quentin Earl Darrington as Kerchack, Katie Thompson as Kala, Gregory Haney as Terk,Ken Page as Porter, Michael James Reed as Clayton, Spencer Jones as Young Tarzan, and Nathaniel Mahone as Young Terk. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nicholas Rodriguez, Kate Rockwell, Quentin Earl Darrington & More in TARZAN at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The Muny presents the second show of its 96th season, TARZAN, directed by John Tartaglia, choreographed by Chris Bailey, with musical direction by Rick Bertone. Nicholas Rodriguez stars in the title role, with Kate Rockwell co-starring as Jane. Joining them are Quentin Earl Darrington as Kerchack, Katie Thompson as Kala, Gregory Haney as Terk, Ken Page as Porter, Michael James Reed as Clayton, Spencer Jones as Young Tarzan, and Nathaniel Mahone as Young Terk. (more...)

Beth Leavel, John O'Hurley, Rob McClure & More Set for HELLO, DOLLY! at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the seventh and final show of its 96th season, Hello, Dolly!, directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Ralph Perkins, with music direction by Brad Haak. Hello, Dolly! is sponsored by Ameren. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Brandon Espinoza & More Set for GREASE at the Muny; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the sixth show of its 96th season, Grease, directed and choreographed by Denis Jones, with music direction by Michael Horsley. Grease is sponsored by Emerson. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Julia Murney, Kirsten Wyatt & More to Lead SEUSSICAL at the MUNY; Runs 7/22-28
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the fifth show of its 96th season, Seussical, directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges, with music direction by Valerie Gebert. Seussical is sponsored by Edward Jones. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers to Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Principle Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 09, 2014

The Muny has announced the principle casting for its fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The Addams Family is sponsored by Missouri Lottery. (more...)

The MUNY Announces Principle Casting for TARZAN, Opening 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the second show of its amazing 96th season, Tarzan, directed by John Tartaglia, choreographed by Chris Bailey, with musical direction by Rick Bertone. Tarzan is sponsored by U. S. Bank. (more...)

Tade Biesinger, Emily Skinner, Daniel Oreskes & More to Lead BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The MUNY; Performances Begin 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the first show of its spectacular 96th season, Billy Elliot the Musical, directed by Steven Minning, choreographed by Alison Levenberg, with music direction by Colin Welford. Billy Elliot the Musical is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More Set to Direct The Muny's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2014 Season, which opens on June 16 with Billy Elliot The Musical. "We're so happy these exciting artists are creating our 2014 season," said Isaacson. "This is a challenging season, one with incredible variety and power. We're fortunate that such extraordinary talents will be creating our 'Muny Magic.'" (more...)

The Muny Announces 2014 Summer Season; BILLY ELLIOT, PORGY & BESS, GREASE & More Included!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

The Muny just announced the 2014 summer season, its 96th sensational summer in Forest Park. The exciting line-up includes 4 Muny premieres. The seven shows are: The Addams Family; Billy Elliott the Musical; Grease; Hello, Dolly!; The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess; Seussical the Musical and Tarzan. For more information call (314) 361-1900 or visit muny.org. (more...)

Loretta Lynn Talks Choosing Zooey Deschanel for COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER: 'We Bonded Right at the Beginning'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

Loretta Lynn talks about why she chose Zooey Deschanel to portray her on Broadway in the new musical COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER in a recent interview with Marie Claire. (more...)

The Muny's 2013 Season Shows Highest Attendance in Six Years
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2013

The Muny in St. Louis announced today that paid attendance increased 9 percent for 2013 over the 2012 season. Total patron attendance, including paid tickets, free seats and community outreach tickets, increased 6.4 percent, 383,485 in 2013 compared to 360,307 in 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ali Ewoldt, Kyle Dean Massey & More Celebrate Opening Night of WEST SIDE STORY at the MUNY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2013

The Muny is presenting its final show of its fantastic 95th Season, West Side Story, directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Chris Bailey. West Side Story will be performed through August 11, and is sponsored by BMO Harris. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night after party below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Ali Ewoldt of the Muny's WEST SIDE STORY
by Stage Tube - Aug 05, 2013

The Muny announced principal casting for the final show of its fantastic 95th Season, West Side Story, directed by Gordon Greenberg and choreographed by Chris Bailey. West Side Story will be performed August 5 - 11, and is sponsored by BMO Harris. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Les Miserables at The MUNY Summer 2013 Scrapbook!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 31, 2013

It was theatre magic at its best: rain lightly came down on closing night as the entire cast of LES MISERABLES at The Muny belted out 'The Epilogue' one more time. The audience lept to their feet as the final notes hung in the air. All week long, The Muny experienced a complete standing ovation before the curtain call began, something that Muny goers said hasn't happened in at least 35 years. The cast of LES MISERABLES experienced the audience's appreciation all week long and their final performance was no exception. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rob McClure Talks MARY POPPINS at The Muny
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2013

Broadway star Rob McClure (Chaplin) returns to The Muny for the second time this summer as Bert in The Muny's production of Disney's MARY POPPINS. McClure appeared earlier this season as Farquaad in the theatre's production of SHREK: THE MUSICAL. Below, in conversation with Muny Executive Producer Mike Isaacson, McClure discusses his love for embracing the imagined world as a performer and how this approach has helped make his Muny performances so successful. Click to watch! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Jenny Powers, The Muny's 'Mary Poppins'
by Stage Tube - Jul 26, 2013

Meet Jenny Powers, returning to The Muny as Mary Poppins in The Muny's production of Disney's Mary Poppins. Jenny joins Muny's Executive Producer, Mike Isaacson, to discuss how recent life changes have helped her prepare for this role! Check out the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Muny LES MIZ Spoofs Colm Wilkinson 'Goat' Spoof
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2013

In honor of the Muny's sold out run of LES MISERABLES, which plays its final performance tonight in St. Louis, Enjolras (Bobby Conte Thorton) and always-game Valjean (Hugh Panaro) recorded their own version of the viral video mashup of Colm Wilkinson, and a goat. Yes a goat. Check both out below! (more...)

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