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Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

FUN HOME Star Beth Malone to Perform at St. Louis Arts AwardsFUN HOME Star Beth Malone to Perform at St. Louis Arts Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2017

???????Beth Malone, who created the role of "Alison" in the 2015 Tony Award winning Best Musical Fun Home, will perform at the 26th annual St. Louis Arts Awards on Mon., Jan. 23, at the Chase Park Plaza. For her work in Fun Home, Malone received a Tony Award nomination as Best Actress in a Musical. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie ReynoldsBroadway to Dim Marquees in Memory of Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in their memories on Friday, January 6, 2017, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Debbie Reynolds Recounts Highs and Lows of Her Epic Career on Stage and Screen in Vintage InterviewBWW Exclusive: Debbie Reynolds Recounts Highs and Lows of Her Epic Career on Stage and Screen in Vintage Interview
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 3, 2017

Our world got little bit darker last week when we lost one of our brightest stars- Debbie Reynolds, who sadly passed away at the age of 84. Below, we invite you to remember the legend of stage and screen as she recalls how she 'fell into show business,' explains her love for old Hollywood, and reveals how one show saved her life. Check out the interview with Richard Ridge from 2000 below. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'STAGE TUBE: Stars of New Maury Yeston Musical Debut Music Video for 'More and More'
by Stage Tube - Dec 30, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland following the critically acclaimed Titanic and Ragtime, which has just received an all-time record 14 Off West End Award nominations as well as WhatsOnStage Award nominations for Best Musical Revival and Best Off West End Producton. (more...)

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris Releases Statement on Passing of Debbie ReynoldsSAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris Releases Statement on Passing of Debbie Reynolds
by Movies News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

SAG-AFTRA President Gabrielle Carteris released the following statement on the passing of SAG Life Achievement Award recipient, SAG-AFTRA member and renowned performer Debbie Reynolds (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

Debbie Reynolds, icon of Broadway and the big screen appeared at The Muny in three memorable performances over a 16-year period during her storied career. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds Has Died At Age 84Debbie Reynolds Has Died At Age 84
by Alan Henry - Dec 28, 2016

Now we have learned her mother, Debbie Reynolds, (Hollywood icon and mother of Fisher), has passed away following a stroke at the home of her son this afternoon. Reynolds was reportedly taken to the emergency room just after 1pm. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Look Back at the Incredible Career of Stage and Screen Legend Debbie ReynoldsVIDEO FLASHBACK: Look Back at the Incredible Career of Stage and Screen Legend Debbie Reynolds
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 28, 2016

Just one day after the heartbreaking passing of her daughter Carrie Fisher, the world was again shocked to learn of the tragic passing of Hollywood legend Debbie Reynolds. One of the brightest stars of the Golden Age of Movie Musicals, Reynolds came to fame at just 19 years old in the MGM classic SINGIN' IN THE RAIN.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mother and Daughter, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Share A Moving Duet in 2011 ClipSTAGE TUBE: Mother and Daughter, Carrie Fisher and Debbie Reynolds, Share A Moving Duet in 2011 Clip
by Stage Tube - Dec 28, 2016

Just yesterday BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Carrie Fisher, best known as Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa, died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. (more...)

Hollywood and Theatre Stars React to the Passing of Debbie ReynoldsHollywood and Theatre Stars React to the Passing of Debbie Reynolds
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Just yesterday BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Carrie Fisher, best known as Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa, died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. (more...)

Debbie Reynolds Rushed to Emergency Room After Suffering Possible Stroke; Actress' Condition is 'Fair to Serious'Debbie Reynolds Rushed to Emergency Room After Suffering Possible Stroke; Actress' Condition is 'Fair to Serious'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Yesterday BroadwayWorld was saddened to report that Carrie Fisher, best known as Star Wars' Princess Leia Organa, has died after suffering a heart attack. She was 60. Now according to TMZ, EMTs were called this afternoon for Debbie Reynolds (Hollywood icon and mother of Fisher), after Reynolds suffered a possible stroke in the home of her son, Todd Fisher. Reynolds was reportedly taken to the emergency room just after 1pm. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer SeasonKathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

DCPA Slates Dates, Details for 12th Annual Colorado New Play SummitDCPA Slates Dates, Details for 12th Annual Colorado New Play Summit
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

The Theatre Company at the Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced dates and details for the 2017 Colorado New Play Summit. The 12th annual festival will feature readings of new works by Donnetta Lavinia Grays, Rogelio Martinez, Eric Pfeffinger, Robert Schenkkan, and Lauren Yee alongside World Premiere productions by Lauren Gunderson and Tira Palmquist. (more...)

BWW Review: Showtunes' LEAP OF FAITH Spotlights Good Voices in a Not So Good ShowBWW Review: Showtunes' LEAP OF FAITH Spotlights Good Voices in a Not So Good Show
by Jay Irwin - Dec 5, 2016

Just a few days ago I reviewed a show that, if you remember, I felt had one major downfall; that the newer songs bringing it from the film version to the stage version had lyrics written by Glenn Slater. Now, just a few blocks from that other production, Showtunes puts up a concert of another film to stage adaptation with all of the lyrics written by Glenn Slater and music from Alan Menken. And while there were certainly some wonderful voices in the concert it just proves one thing that Showtunes needs to pay attention to, not all shows need a revival. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan RoomPhoto Coverage: Joe Sirola Brings WITH A LITTLE BIT OF LUCK to The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 21, 2016

Joe Sirola, who has been seen or heard in over 10,000 commercials brought his one man show "With A Little Bit Of Luck" to the Metropolitan Room yesterday. The audience didn't need much selling to realize why this fantastic actor has had such a successful career in Film, TV and on the stage.  Unlike his commercials which were replayed many times (much to his financial pleasure) it was a one time event at the world famous Cabaret on 22nd street in Manhattan.     (more...)

American Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & MoreAmerican Pops Orchestra Introduces 'I'LL BE SEEING YOU' for Veteran's Day Featuring Claybourne Elder, Rachel Eskenazi-Gold, & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - open their all-star 2016-2017 season with I'll Be Seeing You: A World War II Love Story tonight on Veterans Day, Friday, November 11 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 GalaTituss Burgess, Sierra Boggess, Bryce Pinkham and More to Perform at NYMF's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theater Festival, will honor Tony and Grammy Award winning composer and lyricist Duncan Sheik, Casting Director Tara Rubin, and former NYMF Board Member and Treasurer Frank Troutman at its 2016 Gala hosted by Mo Rocca on Sunday, November 13 at the Edison Ballroom in Midtown Manhattan (240 W 47th St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

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