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Light Opera Works Changes Name To Music Theater Works Announces 2017 SeasonLight Opera Works Changes Name To Music Theater Works Announces 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2016

Light Opera Works will become Music Theater Works in 2017, opening with CANDIDE  (June 3-11), followed by GYPSY (August 19-27), DUKE ELLINGTON'S GREATEST HITS (October 6-15), and PETER PAN (December 23-January 1, 2018). (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society TonightKaren Akers, Karen Ziemba and More Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season tonight, September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld SocietyKaren Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

ALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - 1966 TV Soundtrack Recording Out TodayALICE THROUGH THE LOOKING GLASS - 1966 TV Soundtrack Recording Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Masterworks Broadway rounds out its Summer 2016 releases featuring three classic albums from the archives with Alice Through the Looking Glass - 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording, out today, September 9.  (more...)

'POUPEES DE PARIS', 'GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' and 'LOOKING GLASS' Recordings Out This Summer'POUPEES DE PARIS', 'GETTING MY ACT TOGETHER' and 'LOOKING GLASS' Recordings Out This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Masterworks Broadway announces its Summer 2016 releases including three classic albums from the archives - Sid and Marty Krofft's Les Poupees de Paris - 1964 World Fair Recording (July 8), I'm Getting My Act Together and Taking It on the Road - Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording (August 8), and Alice Through the Looking Glass - 1966 Television Soundtrack Recording (September 9). Upon release, each title will be accompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway Announces Summer 2016 ReleasesMasterworks Broadway Announces Summer 2016 Releases
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

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BWW Review: Fly Away with PETER PANBWW Review: Fly Away with PETER PAN
by Amanda Finn - Mar 11, 2016

On a lovely Sunday afternoon at the Fireside Theatre, just hours before the new work week was set to begin, adults in the audience for Peter Pan smiled along to the repeated utterance of "I won't grow up." Indeed, in a world like ours who would want to abandon their childish dreams? (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/12/15- Cathy RigbySTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 12/12/15- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2015

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/26/15- PETER PANSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/26/15- PETER PAN
by Stage Tube - Nov 26, 2015

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. (more...)

BWW Review: In Birdland Return, Anita Gillette's Songs & Anecdotes Are Charming & Delightful in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .BWW Review: In Birdland Return, Anita Gillette's Songs & Anecdotes Are Charming & Delightful in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .
by Alix Cohen - Sep 30, 2015

Ninety percent of the way into her ebullient show last night at Birdland, So, As I Was Saying, Anita Gillette quotes a 1977 review of her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two that stated the warmth she exudes could melt glaciers. (The artist wasn't bragging, but was referring to her then difficulty in finding any glaciers, i.e., men to melt.) The description applies today. A packed audience comprised both of devoted civilian fans and theatrical luminaries cheered on the latest iteration of Gillette's dramatized life. Once again directed by Barry Kleinbort with musically directed by Paul Greenwood (who also appealingly sings duets), with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums, the show is as sincere and bubbly as the lady herself. (more...)

BWW Review: In Her Return to Birdland, Anita Gillette Tweets Charming Anecdotes and Chirps Delightful Songs in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .BWW Review: In Her Return to Birdland, Anita Gillette Tweets Charming Anecdotes and Chirps Delightful Songs in SO, AS I WAS SAYING . . .
by Alix Cohen - Sep 29, 2015

Ninety percent of the way into her ebullient show last night at Birdland, So, As I Was Saying, Anita Gillette quotes a 1977 review of her performance in Neil Simon's Chapter Two that stated the warmth she exudes could melt glaciers. (The artist wasn't bragging, but was referring to her then difficulty in finding any glaciers, i.e., men to melt.) The description applies today. A packed audience comprised both of devoted civilian fans and theatrical luminaries cheered on the latest iteration of Gillette's dramatized life. Once again directed by Barry Kleinbort with musically directed by Paul Greenwood (who also appealingly sings duets), with Ritt Henn on bass and John Redsecker on drums, the show is as sincere and bubbly as the lady herself. (more...)

Music Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome KernMusic Legend Tony Bennett and Jazz Pianist Bill Charlap Record The Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Columbia Records is proud to announce the release ofThe Silver Lining: The Songs of Jerome Kern, a new album from American musical legend Tony Bennett and acclaimed jazz pianist Bill Charlap, arriving Friday, September 25, 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Carefree PETER PAN Soars at ARTPARKBWW Reviews: Carefree PETER PAN Soars at ARTPARK
by Michael Rabice - Aug 1, 2015

Whether you grew up with Mary Martin , Sandy Duncan or Cathy Rigby flying on your TV screen or on a stage near you, children and adults alike still love escaping with the boy who never grew up. Neverland and it's inhabitants of Lost Boys, Indians and Pirates is usually a sure fire chance for a light hearted evening. Happily Artpark's 2015 polished musical offering of PETER PAN is flying high, and for all the right reasons. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cast Video of CRT's PETER PAN Starring Terrence Mann and Riley Costello!STAGE TUBE: Cast Video of CRT's PETER PAN Starring Terrence Mann and Riley Costello!
by Stage Tube - Jun 29, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) presents Peter Pan, a musical based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie as its second production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. Check out this fun video of the cast below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence Mann, Riley Costello and More in CRT's PETER PANPhoto Flash: First Look at Terrence Mann, Riley Costello and More in CRT's PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Peter Pan, a musical based on the play by Sir J.M. Barrie as its second production of the 2015 Nutmeg Summer Series. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

2015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 32015 New York Hot Jazz Fest to Kick Off May 3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Following the success of the previous two festivals, the 3rd Annual New York Hot Jazz Festival -- produced by the impresario Michael 'Misha' Katsobashvili, performer Bria Skonberg, and composer/producer Patrick Soluri (of Prohibition Productions and The Salon) -- returns to The Players this year and promises some of the biggest stars of the Hot Jazz and swing scenes in a summit of uptown and downtown talent spanning three generations. (more...)

Kean Department of Theatre's PETER PAN to Open 2/20Kean Department of Theatre's PETER PAN to Open 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Kean University Department of Theatre's 2014-2015 Season continues with the high-flying musical Peter Pan, opening Friday, February 20 in Kean's Wilkins Theatre. Based on the tremendously popular play by Sir James M. Barrie, Peter Pan will be directed by Department of Theatre faculty member Holly Logue with musical direction by Meg Zervoulis, choreography by Michele Mossay, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh, and music by Morris 'Moose' Charlap. The cast of Kean University students also includes two local children - Joshua Hunt of Cranford and Lucas Luchsinger of Elizabeth - who will share the role of Michael Darling. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/12- Cathy RigbySTAGE TUBE: On This Day 12/12- Cathy Rigby
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2014

Today in 1991, the second Broadway revival of Peter Pan opened at the MInskoff Theatre, where it ran for 48 performances. Peter Pan is a musical adaptation of J. M. Barrie's 1904 play Peter Pan and Barrie's own novelization of it, Peter and Wendy. The music is mostly by Mark 'Moose' Charlap, with additional music by Jule Styne, and most of the lyrics were written by Carolyn Leigh, with additional lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. The original 1954 Broadway production, starring Mary Martin as Peter and Cyril Ritchard as Captain Hook, earned Tony Awards for both stars. (more...)

SOUND OFF: PETER PAN LIVE! Proves Magic Is Alive & WellSOUND OFF: PETER PAN LIVE! Proves Magic Is Alive & Well
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 5, 2014

Pirates! Crocodiles! Mermaids! Magic! Relive all of the heavenly high-flying highlights of last night's PETER PAN LIVE! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PETER PAN flies into OakdaleBWW Reviews: PETER PAN flies into Oakdale
by Melissa Giordano - Dec 3, 2014

In anticipation of NBC's exciting live broadcast of the musical Peter Pan this Thursday, I knew it was essential to attend the Patrick Grossman directed incarnation running through January 4th at The Noel Ruiz Theatre at CM Performing Arts Center (CMPAC). They have been overly buzzing, too, as they even received a shout out from Allison Williams (who portrays the title character for NBC) on the Seth Meyer's show. (more...)

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