Molly Brown News

WAKE UP with BWW 7/23/14 - NEVERLAND, SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE, STREETCAR and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 23, 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: It's a night for movie adaptations! FINDING NEVERLAND begins in Boston, and SHAKESPEARE IN LOVE opens in the West End, with A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE, starring Gillian Anderson, also launching tonight across the pond! (more...)

Burke Moses, Whitney Bashor, John Hickok & More Join Kathleen Marshall's UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center Theatre Company; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company today announced the complete cast and creative team for the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE Molly Brown. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter (Violet). The production opens for previews on September 12 in The Stage Theatre and will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). (more...)

Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney, Michael Tapley & More to Lead TUTS' THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the cast of The Best Little W...house In Texas, playing July 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

TUTS Announces Cast of THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS - Michelle DeJean, Kevin Cooney and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of The Best Little W…house In Texas, playing June 15 - 20 for TUTS' 47th consecutive year of offering free musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

NBC President Bob Greenblatt Producing DCTC's Kathleen Marshall-Helmed THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Bob Greenblatt, president of NBC and instrumental in bringing SMASH and THE SOUND OF MUSIC to the small screen, has set his sights, once again, on the stage. (more...)

THE JEWISH LEGACY Travels to Hornchuch and Leeds
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Broadway's golden age of musical theatre wouldn't be what it is today without the incredibly talented Jewish composers and lyricists of the 20th century. Together they created an enduring legacy that is enjoyed by millions of people across the world every year. Continuing its successful tour, The Jewish Legacy now travels to Hornchurch and Leeds. (more...)

Beth Malone to Take on Title Role in DCTC's THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, Beg. 9/12; Kathleen Marshall Directs
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Beth Malone, a Parker native, has been selected for the coveted title role in the 'refreshed' launch of the famous Broadway musical, THE UNSINKABLE Molly Brown, beginning at the Denver Center Theatre Company (DCTC) on Sept. 12. The staging is helmed by three-time Tony winner Kathleen Marshall and written by three-time Tony nominee Dick Scanlan. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Encores! Offers a Rare Evening With IRMA LA DOUCE
by Michael Dale - May 10, 2014

Marguerite Monnot's music and Andre Popp's orchestrations provide a rare and succulent taste of 1950s Parisian authenticity. (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents THE TRIAL OF OSCAR WILDE, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2014

Fresh off its recent Tchaikovsky production at BAM Fisher, the Ensemble of the Romantic Century (ERC) presents another fully staged theatrical concert interweaving drama and music about one of the most famous trials of the 19th century. Delivered by a top-caliber cast in an intimate setting, The Trial of Oscar Wilde focuses on the tragic shackling, public scrutiny, and subsequent imprisonment of the homosexual playwright/writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). A script based on Wilde's correspondence, plays, and short stories (performed by Broadway's Michael Halling as Oscar Wilde and esteemed Robert Ian Mackenzie as Lord Queensbury) provides a dramatic backdrop for chamber music by French and English composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Chausson's masterful Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, and works by Satie, Elgar, Faure and Franck in performances by the dynamic Amphion String Quartet, violinist Susie Park, pianist Max Barros and a romping barbershop quartet. (more...)

Drew Starlin, Julia Krohn & More to Lead TUTS Underground's HANDS ON A HARDBODY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

TUTS Underground will stage the Texas Premiere of Hands On A Hardbody, June 12-22 at Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 23
by - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 23, 2014. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall-Helmed THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for Denver Center Theatre's 36th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The Tony Award-winning Denver Center Theatre Company announced its 36th season which boasts new adaptations of classics, a Broadway hit, a beloved holiday tradition, two world premieres and a telling of a night after an historic boxing championship. The season will run September 12 - April 26 with eight main stage productions. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Cass Morgan
by BWW Staff - Feb 21, 2014

In this week's edition, we caught up with Cass Morgan, who is starring as 'Marge' in The Bridges of Madison County- currently playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Direct New Version of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

A new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical THE UNSINKABLE Molly Brown will kick off the Denver Center Theatre Company's 2014/15 season, according to Producing Artistic Director Kent Thompson. Three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan combines his spirited new book with never before heard songs from the catalogue of Willson, who is also creator of the beloved The Music Man. The production will be helmed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall as director and choreographer. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre Hosts PLACES I LOVE, Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDs Benefit, 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Wagner College Theatre is hosting 'Places I Love' to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, onSaturday, February 22 at 8:30pm. The evening will feature songs based on the places people love to be, featuring songs from shows like The Book of Mormon, and hits by Alicia Keys and Sara Borealis. (more...)

Davis Gaines Stars in THE MUSIC MAN at Musical Theatre West, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard. (more...)

Virginia Rep Honors Pat Carroll at Second Annual Anything Goes Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 01, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the second annual Anything Goes Gala tonight, February 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Hotel, 101 West Franklin Street. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Star in THE MUSIC MAN at Musical Theatre West, Beg. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard. (more...)

Breaking News: TITANIC to Sail Back to Broadway in Fall 2014; Toronto Run Begins July 22!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Producers David Mirvish and Barry & Fran Weissler just announced that the Tony Award-winning Best Musical TITANIC, with music and lyrics by Maury Yeston and book by Peter Stone, will finally have its Canadian premiere in a brand new production directed by Thom Southerland. TITANIC will play a six-week engagement at the Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto, from July 22 through August 31. TITANIC will then berth on Broadway in the Fall of 2014. (more...)

Virginia Rep to Honor Pat Carroll at Second Annual Anything Goes Gala, 2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 08, 2014

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the second annual Anything Goes Gala on Saturday, February 1, 2013 at 6:30 p.m. at the Jefferson Hotel, 101 West Franklin Street. The gala will raise important funds for Virginia Rep and highlight professional theatre in Central Virginia. The black tie fundraiser will include cocktails in the Rotunda and dinner in the Main Ball Room, silent and live auctions, and featured entertainment from Scott Wichmann (Say Goodnight Gracie, The Producers, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels), Stacey Cabaj (My Fair Lady, Sound of Music) and straight from Broadway as the lead role in the revival of Annie, Taylor Richardson. Taylor used to live in Richmond and played Susan Waverly in Virginia Rep's production of White Christmas. (more...)

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