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Harry Connick, Jr. Comes to the Van Wezel, 2/10Harry Connick, Jr. Comes to the Van Wezel, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The exuberant jack of all trades, Harry Connick, Jr. has exemplified excellence across multiple genres, mediums and industries since he was a boy, earning numerous accolades and awards along the way. His dynamic talent will light up the Van Wezel Performing Arts stage on February 10, 2015 at 8pm. (more...)

School of Theatre at Florida State to Present RAGTIME, 2/13-3/1School of Theatre at Florida State to Present RAGTIME, 2/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

The School of Theatre at Florida State University presents Ragtime, written by Terrence McNally with music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens, and based on the novel "Ragtime" by E.L. Doctorow. Ragtime will be directed by Fred Chappell, head of the MFA Directing program at Florida State University. The show features a musical selection as diverse as New York City, from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem to the bold brass band and up-tempo banjo tunes characterizing America at the turn of the century. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS is an Exceptional Piece of Michigan Theatre!BWW Reviews: BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS is an Exceptional Piece of Michigan Theatre!
by Katie Laban - Jan 29, 2015

The Village Players of Birmingham's production of Bright Beach Memoirs is an absolute joy to experience. The funny, yet touching Neil Simon play is brought to life by a group of actors that make the audience truly believe they are watching the antics of the Jerome family in post-Depression, pre-war-era Brooklyn under the fantastic direction of Michael A. Gravame. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/29/15- SWEET CHARITYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/29/15- SWEET CHARITY
by Stage Tube - Jan 29, 2015

Today in 1966, Sweet Charity opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 608 performances. Featuring music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Dorothy Fields and book by Neil Simon, the musical was directed and choreographed for Broadway by Bob Fosse starring his wife and muse Gwen Verdon. It is based on Federico Fellini's screenplay for Nights of Cabiria. The musical premiered on Broadway in 1966, where it was nominated for 12 Tony Awards, and also ran in the West End as well as having revivals and international productions. (more...)

Spies, Fairy Tales, Dr. Seuss and More Set for Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015 Camp ProgramsSpies, Fairy Tales, Dr. Seuss and More Set for Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2015 Camp Programs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Where can you find spies, fairy tales, a water world and Dr. Seuss under one roof? At the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's popular Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts camp programs, of course! (more...)

Photo: Swarovski Brings Sparkling Glamour to Broadway-Bound Production of GIGIPhoto: Swarovski Brings Sparkling Glamour to Broadway-Bound Production of GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Swarovski has added its trademark glamour and sparkle to the gloriously reimagined production of Lerner and Loewe's acclaimed musical romantic comedy 'Gigi', currently playing a limited engagement at the Eisenhower Theatre at the John F. Kennedy Center (more...)

Photo Flash: Thank Heaven! First Look at Vanessa Hudgens & More in GIGI at the Kennedy CenterPhoto Flash: Thank Heaven! First Look at Vanessa Hudgens & More in GIGI at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, begins previews at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) on Thursday, March 19 in advance of a Wednesday, April 8 opening night. The production is currently playing a pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (David M. Rubenstein, chairman, Deborah F. Rutter, president) in Washington, D.C. Previews began on Friday, January 16. Opening night is January 29, and the production runs through February 12. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BrightSide Theatre to Present Neil Simon's RUMORS, 3/6-22BrightSide Theatre to Present Neil Simon's RUMORS, 3/6-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district continues its 4th season with Neil Simon's one and only farce - Rumors. Directed by Aaron Henrickson and playing March 6-March 22, 2015 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Avenue in Naperville. (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOORPhoto Flash: First Look at First Folio Theatre's LAUGHTER ON THE 23RD FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classicLAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon Star in CBS's THE ODD COUPLEVIDEO: First Look - Matthew Perry, Thomas Lennon Star in CBS's THE ODD COUPLE
by TV News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

The upcoming reboot of Neil Simon's THE ODD COUPLE premieres Thursday, Feb. 19, 2015 on the CBS Television Network. Check out a first look at the new series below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Sting & The Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Emotional Final Curtain CallSTAGE TUBE: Watch Sting & The Cast of THE LAST SHIP's Emotional Final Curtain Call
by Stage Tube - Jan 25, 2015

THE LAST SHIP played its final performance on Broadway on Saturday, January 24 at 8 p.m. At the conclusion of the show, its composer, and cast member Sting took to the stage to thank the cast, crew and the audience and to reflect on the show's journey. Watch below! (more...)

Lake Effect Fringe Festival Presents NO OUTLET IMPROV and MoreLake Effect Fringe Festival Presents NO OUTLET IMPROV and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

The Lake Effect Fringe Festival kicks off its 3rd year of bringing new theatre to West Michigan on Friday, February 6, 2015 with a performance by No Outlet Improv at 8:00 pm. (more...)

BWW Flashback: THE LAST SHIP Sets Final Sail from Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre TonightBWW Flashback: THE LAST SHIP Sets Final Sail from Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway tonight, January 24 at 8 p.m., at the Neil Simon Theatre (where it has played 29 preview performances and 105 regular performances). Prior to its Broadway debut, The Last Ship had a five-week tryout in Chicago last summer, where it played 38 performances. On December 9, 2014, Sting, who composed The Last Ship's score, joined the cast in the role of Jackie White, the foreman of the shipyard who rallies his community to build one last ship meant to sail the world. BroadwayWorld salutes the musical with a closing night flashback below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 17-23THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 17-23
by Louisa Brady - Jan 23, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of Roundabout's INTO THE WOODS, the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, John Cameron Mitchell's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

Staged Reading of Lou Diamond Phillips' BURNING DESIRE Set for Actors Chapel, 1/28Staged Reading of Lou Diamond Phillips' BURNING DESIRE Set for Actors Chapel, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

BURNING DESIRE, a modern parable written by Lou Diamond Phillips will be presented as a staged reading in New York City at St. Malachy's Church at The Actors Chapel, on Wednesday, January 28th at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/23/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/23/2015
by BWW - Jan 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/23/2015. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa HudgensTickets Go on Sale Today for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Tickets go on sale today, January 23 at 10:00 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 250-2929 for the new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical. Gigi will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa HudgensTickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 23 at 10:00 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 250-2929 for the new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical. Gigi will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. (more...)

Colleen Moore to Star in LATE NITE CATECHISM, 2/3 at Bucks County PlayhouseColleen Moore to Star in LATE NITE CATECHISM, 2/3 at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) welcomes Entertainment Events and their production of Late Nite Catechism set to open February 3rd, 2015. (more...)

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