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VIDEO: CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen, Joe Carroll Perform '10 Minutes Ago' on Today
by TV News Desk - May 12, 2014

As part of TODAY's 'Best of Broadway' series the cast of CINDERELLA performed the song '10 Minutes Ago' from the production. (more...)

Cre8ion Brings West Coast Premiere of FLUFF to Segerstrom Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Apr 05, 2014

Fluff, a tale of lost toys, makes its West Coast premiere this weekend, April 5 & 6 in Samueli Theater as part of Segerstrom Center's Family Series. (more...)

EN(LIVE)N Productions to Stage Toronto Premiere of FROZEN, Begin. 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

In a production that twists theatrical expectations, FROZEN, the controversial and award-winning play by Bryony Lavery, makes its Toronto debut. This environmental interpretation from director Andrew Freund, staged in a former coffin factory, travels to dark destinations after horrific circumstances unhinge three individuals. (more...)

'FLUFF' to Play New Vic, 4/26-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Join the mad, mod world of the Ginghams in Fluff: A Story of Lost Toys, making its New York premiere at The New Victory Theater from April 26 - May 4, 2014. Hailing from Brisbane and produced by Cre8ion, this quirky mix of sound, story and film is an off-the-wall, one-of-a-kind performance for ages five and older. (more...)

Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Extend Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The two newest stars of the Tony Award-winning musical CINDERELLA on Broadway - Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and the Emmy-nominated Fran Drescher - will extend their engagements in the hit musical several more weeks through June 8, it has been announced by producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. The two stars - both of whom have made their Broadway debuts as Cinderella and her wicked stepmother, respectively - were originally scheduled to conclude their runs in CINDERELLA next month. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carly Rae Jepsen & Fran Drescher Together in CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Mulit-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and beloved film and television star Fran Drescher will make their Broadway debuts in Rodgers and Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on February 4. Jepsen will play the title character and Drescher will play her wicked stepmother, Madame. Beginning its second year on Broadway, CINDERELLA plays the Broadway Theater (1681 Broadway at 53rd Street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the duo below! (more...)

Cre8ion to Bring West Coast Premiere of FLUFF to Segerstrom Center, 4/5-6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

Fluff, a tale of lost toys, makes its West Coast premiere April 5 & 6 in Samueli Theater as part of Segerstrom Center's Family Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Midtown Men Play NYC!
by Linda Lenzi - Jan 13, 2014

Broadway favorites The Midtown Men just played New York City last night, January 12 . BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special event below! (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway's CINDERELLA Announces Casting Update: Joe Carroll to Succeed Santino Fontana, Victoria Clark Will Return
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2014

The producers of the hit musical CINDERELLA on Broadway announce new cast members who will join the company in the coming weeks: starting January 28, Joe Carroll begins performances as Prince Topher, taking over the role from original cast member and Tony Award nominee Santino Fontana, who concludes his year-long run in the musical. Also beginningJanuary 28, Todd Buonopane will replace original cast member Greg Hildreth as the rebel Jean-Michel; and CINDERELLA ensemble member Stephanie Gibson will replace Marla Mindelle as stepsister Gabrielle. On January 21, Tony Award winner Victoria Clark will return as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother Marie, which she originated and for which she received a Tony Award nomination. Tony nominee Rebecca Luker has performed the role of Marie since September. (more...)

Fran Drescher to Make Broadway Debut as 'Madame' in CINDERELLA in February; Harriet Harris to Depart on 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The producers of Cinderella announced today that television and film star Fran Drescher will make her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame, beginning performances on February 4th for a 10-week run through April 13 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Ms. Drescher takes over the role created by Harriet Harris, who concludes her acclaimed year-long run in the musical to return to her home in California. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & CINDERELLA Cast Record Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 09, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from Cinderella's recording session for 'Happy Christmas, Little Friend' with castmembers Peter Nelson, Andy Jones, Brandon Leffler, Branch Woodman, Nathan Lucrezio, Kendal Hartse, Ann Harada, Stephanie Gibson, Kirstin Tucker, Rebecca Luker, Laura Irion, Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes. (more...)

Mark Stuart, Cameron Adams, Stephanie Gibson and More Visit THE ENSEMBLIST 'Dance Partners' Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2013

Mo Brady (The Addams Family, SMASH) and Nikka Graff Lanzarone (Chicago, Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown) announce the release of The Ensemblist's second episode: 'Dance Partners.' (more...)

Mo Brady, Nikka Graff Lanzarone Create THE ENSEMBLIST Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

Today marks the debut of The Ensemblist, a new audio podcast for those curious about how Broadway really works. Interviewing musical theatre's unsung heroes, the podcast explores the unique aspects of these performers' lives, both on and off the stage. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Get Ready for Tonight's BROADWAY BARES with a Look Back at 2012's!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 23, 2013

It was a storybook night of your favorite fairy tales as more than 200 of New York's sexiest dancers brought BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS to life for two performances (9:30 PM and midnight) on Sunday, June 17. BROADWAY BARES XXII: HAPPY ENDINGS, which is produced by and benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS was held at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street, NYC). was there to capture all the excitement, fun and sexiness backstage! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Cast Has a Fairy Tale After Party!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 10, 2013

The cast and creative team of Cinderella continued celebrating their fairy tale Tonys night after the ceremony at Radio City Music Hall and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the exclusive party below! (more...)

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Cast Album Released in Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

Ghostlight Records announces that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella CD hits stores today, June 4. (more...)

Photo Flash: Posters Revealed for BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 03, 2013

From sea to shining sea, this year's BROADWAY BARES will crisscross the country in a racy, raucous road trip, exploring the United States as the 23rd annual edition of the immensely popular modern-day burlesque show delivers BROADWAY BARES 23: UNITED STRIPS OF AMERICA. Check out promo posters for this year's event below! (more...)

CINDERELLA's Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for WNBC-TV's NEW YORK LIVE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

CINDERELLA -- the Rodgers + Hammerstein musical now at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) -- played its 100th performance on Wednesday evening, May 29. The cast celebrated with a cake from Carlo's Bakery, home of TV's 'Cake Boss.' The musical began previews on January 25 and had its official opening night on March 3. Written for CBS-TV in 1957, this production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA marks the musical's first-eve Broadway production, now in its 5th month of performances. The Friday, May 31st broadcast of WNBC-TV/Channel 4's program 'New York Live' seen weekdays at 12:30 p.m. will feature a backstage interview with CINDERELLA stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. (more...)

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Releases Digital Cast Album Today
by BWW News Desk - May 07, 2013

Ghostlight Records will present the Original Broadway Cast Recording of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella with a digital release today, May 7 and the CD in stores on June 4. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - May 05, 2013

BROADWAY BARES returns again to its roots as the 2013 BARES season continues with BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS at 9 pm tonight, May 5 at XL Nightclub (512 West 42nd Street, NYC). (more...)

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