FIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This Fallby BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015
La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and†McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce the first show of their 2015-2016 season, FIRST DATE, music & lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, book by Austin Winsberg, musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by Lee Martino and directed by Nick DeGruccio. (more...)
BWW TV: Catch a Performance Preview of John Caird & Paul Gordon's DADDY LONG LEGS; Plus Meet the Cast!by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 2, 2015
The new musical Daddy Long Legs will have an open-ended run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Starring Megan McGinnis (Broadway's LES MISERABLES, Side Show, Little Women) and Paul Alexander Nolan (Broadway's Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Doctor Zhivago) and based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, Daddy Long Legs features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Sense and Sensibility), book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner John Caird (LES MISERABLES), and direction by John Caird. Daddy Long Legs begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com.
Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room with the cast for a special performance preview! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Rehearsal Room of DADDY LONG LEGS with Megan McGinnis, Paul Alexander Nolan & More!by Jennifer Broski - Sep 2, 2015
The new musical†Daddy Long Legs†will have an open-ended run at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Starring†Megan McGinnis†(Broadway's LES MISERABLES, Side Show, Little Women) and†Paul Alexander†Nolan (Broadway's Once, Jesus Christ Superstar, Doctor Zhivago) and based on the 1912 novel by†Jean Webster,†Daddy Long Legs†features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee†Paul Gordon†(Sense and Sensibility), book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner†John Caird†(LES MISERABLES), and direction by†John Caird. Daddy Long Legs†begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com.
Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the rehearsal room with the cast! (more...)
DADDY LONG LEGS Will Now Play Open-Ended Run Off-Broadwayby BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015
Daddy Long Legs begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 28, 2015. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. (more...)
Arizona Theatre, Stray Cat to Present New Comedy SEX WITH STRANGERS This Fallby BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015
Arizona Theatre Company, in a special collaboration with Stray Cat Theatre, will present Laura Eason's new comedy about the calculations people are making to find love or fame in an age of social media, brightly-lit phone screens and blogging. SEX WITH STRANGERS plays Sept. 24-Oct. 11 in Stage West at the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe. (more...)
Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015
Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at†www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)
Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekendby BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015
Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/1-8/2/2015by - Aug 2, 2015
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 2, 2015 - Sunday, August 2, 2015.
BWW Interview: Megan McGinnis Is Coming Home At Last with DADDY LONG LEGSby Nicole Rosky - Aug 2, 2015
Megan McGinnis is heading back to the New York stage, starring alongside Paul Alexander Nolan in John Caird and Paul Gordon's musical adaptation of†DADDY LONG LEGS. Based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, DADDY LONG LEGS tells the extraordinary tale of Jerusha Abbott (McGinnis), the oldest orphan in the John Grier Home. One day, a rich, anonymous benefactor (Nolan) decides to send her to college, but she must write him a letter once a month. Unaware of his identity, she invents a nickname for him: Daddy Long Legs. Through her brilliant and witty letters, Jerusha shares her experiences of college while discovering her own identity and reveling in the wonders of literature, adventure and love. But one key fact eludes her - who is Daddy Long Legs?
McGinnis returns to the role after leading the†premiere at the Rubicon Theatre Company in 2009, and subsequent productions around the country. She†received the 2010 Los Angeles Ovation Award, an Indy Award (West Coast) and the Acclaim Award (Cincinnati), for her role in the musical.
Now as she prepares to return to the role years after creating it, she is checking in with BroadwayWorld to chat about the upcoming production. Check out the full interview below! (more...)
Paul Alexander Nolan to Join Megan McGinnis in DADDY LONG LEGS Off-Broadwayby Tyler Peterson - Jul 8, 2015
Paul Alexander Nolan, star of Broadway's ONCE and DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, will soon make his Off-Broadway debut. (more...)
BWW EXCLUSIVE: 5 SONGS BY... Paul Gordon On DADDY LONG LEGS, JANE EYRE & Moreby Pat Cerasaro - Jun 23, 2015
Today we are continuing the 5 SONGS BY... series by talking to a Tony Award nominated composer and lyricist all about his many mainstage musicals, the accomplished Paul Gordon. Sharing insights on his rapturous scores for the period-set classic literature adaptations of JANE EYRE, SENSE & SENSIBILITY and EMMA, Gordon also offers thoughts on his brand new musical ANALOG & VINYL, planned for an Off-Broadway run next year, and also previews his forthcoming Off-Broadway musical adaptation of DADDY LONG LEGS, set to be directed by his JANE EYRE collaborator John Caird and winner of the 2010 Ovation Award for Best Score, beginning performances in September. Also, don't miss THE MUSIC OF PAUL GORDON at 54 Below tonight. (more...)
Jeremy Jordan, Ann Hampton Callaway & More Set for 54 Below This Weekby BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015
This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/20-6/21/2015by - Jun 21, 2015
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 21, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015.
Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 22-28, Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Tony Yazbeck, and More!by Louisa Brady - Jun 21, 2015
Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Jeremy Jordan at 54 Below; Pageant: The Original Cast Recording Launch Concert; The Music of Paul Gordon: Featuring Sarah Stiles, Jeremy Kushnier, and More; Lauren Worsham: Corsets and Combat Boots; and Tony Yazbeck in 'The Floor Above Me.' (more...)
VIDEO: JANE EYRE Composer Pulls 'I Am Alive' Pop Video from the Vaultsby BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015
In celebration of Tony Award-nominated composer Paul Gordon's recent relocation from Los Angles to New York City, Paul has released an archived and unknown video from his time as a pop Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter in the 1990s. Co-written with former rock band TOTO frontman, Joseph Williams, (and recorded with much of the TOTO band), the song 'I Am Alive', features Paul's rocking vocals and brilliant writing. Click below to watch the music video! (more...)
NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Musical Numbers at The Tony Awardsby NYPL for the Performing Arts - May 29, 2015
BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on Shakespeare + Musical Theater: (more...)
Jeremy Jordan, Linda Lavin and More Set for 54 Below This Juneby BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015
This June, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)
New John Caird Musical DADDY LONG LEGS to Open Off-Broadway This Fallby BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015
Producers Ken Davenport and Michael Jackowitz have announced that the new musical DADDY LONG LEGS will open this fall at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street). Based on the 1912 novel by Jean Webster, DADDY LONG LEGS features music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon (Sense and Sensibility), book by Tony Award and Olivier Award winner John Caird (Les Miserables), direction by John Caird, and will star Megan McGinnis (Broadway's Les Miserables, Side Show, Little Women). DADDY LONG LEGS begins previews on September 10, 2015, and will officially open September 27, 2015. DADDY LONG LEGS plays a strictly limited engagement through January 10, 2016. Tickets are on sale now at Telecharge.com. (more...)
David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekendby BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015
The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)
'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015by Paul W. Thompson - May 6, 2015
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 'Jersey Boys' return, '[title of show]' premieres and CPaz hosts a belt-fest! Plus new works everywhere! Piven Theatre, Northlight Theatre, The Music Theatre Company, Chicago Children's Theatre, FWD Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre show us our future, plus the world premiere of 'Sense And Sensibility' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater! (more...)
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