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WAKE UP with BWW 11/7/14 - THE ELEPHANT MAN, ELF, BEST IN SHOWS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/7/14 - THE ELEPHANT MAN, ELF, BEST IN SHOWS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 7, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Bradley Cooper brings THE ELEPHANT MAN to life on Broadway, ELF kicks off two tours today, stars gather this Sunday at BEST IN SHOWS to benefit the Humane Society and more! (more...)

Quast Confirmed As Judge Turpin In SWEENEY TODD With Terfel And Thompson!Quast Confirmed As Judge Turpin In SWEENEY TODD With Terfel And Thompson!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Joining the previously announced Bryn Terfel and Emma Thompson who will lead the cast as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett is Philip Quast as Judge Turpin. Further casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

Philip Quast to Reprise Role as 'Judge Turpin' in ENO's SWEENEY TODDPhilip Quast to Reprise Role as 'Judge Turpin' in ENO's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye just revealed via Twitter that Olivier winner Philip Quast, who played 'Judge Turpin' in the New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD, will reprise his role in the musical at English National Opera. He will reunite with Bryn Terfel in the title role and Emma Thompson as 'Mrs. Lovett'. (more...)

MTC Premieres New Website to Make Theatre More Easily AccessibleMTC Premieres New Website to Make Theatre More Easily Accessible
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company has made getting to the theatre in Melbourne a whole lot easier with the launch of its new website makeadatewithmelbourne.com.au. Bringing together MTC shows, nearby accommodation and dining, travel and other attractions, makeadatewithmelbourne.com.au is a great new way to plan a big night out or weekend in Melbourne. (more...)

MTC's GHOSTS Is A Production Of Restrained TheatricalityMTC's GHOSTS Is A Production Of Restrained Theatricality
by Jacqueline Bublitz - May 24, 2014

For a modern audience, the strength of a classic work can also be its Achilles' heel. So it is with Ibsen's GHOSTS - the 19th Century writer's words are so on point as to feel contemporary, yet this realism also exaggerates any hint of melodrama present on stage. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Peter Curtin Passes AwayStage and Screen Actor Peter Curtin Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Melbourne Theatre Company is saddened by the news that Peter Curtin, an actor who had a lengthy history with the company, has passed away. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from tonight, May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

MTC Offering Mother's Day Gift VouchersMTC Offering Mother's Day Gift Vouchers
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

Melbournians searching for the perfect Mother's Day surprise, look no further! Treat Mum to an evening of the best international and Australian theatre in the country with an MTC Gift Voucher. (more...)

BWW Interview: Terrence Mann on Directing LES MISERABLESBWW Interview: Terrence Mann on Directing LES MISERABLES
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 21, 2014

Terrence Mann, director of the recent production of LES MISERABLES at Western Carolina University, reflects on Javert directing Javert, on listening to people audition in front of him with 'Stars,' and on collegiate versus professional productions (more...)

Melbourne Audiences Set to Experience GHOSTS and ONCEMelbourne Audiences Set to Experience GHOSTS and ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

As internationally renowned director Gale Edwards leads MTC's Ghosts into the second week of rehearsals, the Company is excited to learn that after more than 130 years, Ibsen's classic thriller has proved yet again to be a vital and exciting piece of theatre. (more...)

GHOSTS Opens 22 May at Southbank TheatreGHOSTS Opens 22 May at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts remains as sensational and electric as ever. Opening Thursday 22 May 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, internationally renowned Australian director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct this unflinching critique of marriage and social convention. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD Is a Killer at the New York PhilharmonicBWW Reviews: Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD Is a Killer at the New York Philharmonic
by Richard Sasanow - Mar 8, 2014

Like the young Anthony Hope in Stephen Sondheim's scintillating SWEENEY TODD, “I've sailed the world, beheld its wonders…,” with SWEENEY TODDs ranging from the original cast in New York, to an all-Japanese version in Tokyo, and have never failed to be thrilled by it. But there was something about hearing it with the New York Philharmonic, led by its music director, Alan Gilbert, that showed it in all its greatness. (more...)

Review Roundup: New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODDReview Roundup: New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD
by Review Roundups - Mar 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, starring bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD- with Emma Thompson, Christian Borle, Audra McDonald & More!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD- with Emma Thompson, Christian Borle, Audra McDonald & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz portrays The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut);Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbert conducts; Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor; Lonny Price directs; Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers; and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: SWEENEY TODD Company Celebrates Opening Night at After Party Gala!Photo Coverage: SWEENEY TODD Company Celebrates Opening Night at After Party Gala!
by Walter McBride - Mar 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actress Emma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz portrays The Beadle; Tony Award winner Christian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut);Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbertconducts, Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor, Lonny Price directs, Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers, and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!Photo Coverage: Attend the Tale! Inside the NY Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD with Emma Thompson, Bryn Terfel & More!
by Walter McBride - Mar 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actressEmma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz will portray The Beadle; Tony Award winnerChristian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut);Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor, Lonny Price will direct, Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers, and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet with Meryl Streep, Neil Patrick Harris & More for SWEENEY TODD!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet with Meryl Streep, Neil Patrick Harris & More for SWEENEY TODD!
by Walter McBride - Mar 6, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. The production, which opened last night and will run through March 8, 2014, stars bass-baritone Bryn Terfel in the title role and Academy Award-winning actressEmma Thompson as Mrs. Lovett in her Philharmonic debut, New York stage debut, and first time performing the role. Jeff Blumenkrantz will portray The Beadle; Tony Award winnerChristian Borle, Pirelli (marking his Philharmonic debut); Kyle Brenn, Tobias Ragg (debut); Jay Armstrong Johnson,Anthony Hope (debut); Erin Mackey, Johanna (debut); and Olivier Award winner Philip Quast, Judge Turpin (debut and New York stage debut). Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct, Grant Sturiale is the assistant conductor, Lonny Price will direct, Lonny Price and Matt Cowart are the producers, and Josh Rhodes is the choreographer. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos of the stars on the red carpet below! (more...)

New York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD, with Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel, to Get 'Live From Lincoln Center' Broadcast on PBSNew York Philharmonic's SWEENEY TODD, with Emma Thompson & Bryn Terfel, to Get 'Live From Lincoln Center' Broadcast on PBS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's staged production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street will be telecast nationally on Live From Lincoln Center, hosted by Audra McDonald, on PBS stations. The air date will be announced at a later time. (more...)

New Stars to Take the Stage in Melbourne Theatre Company's 2014 SeasonNew Stars to Take the Stage in Melbourne Theatre Company's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Already off to a brilliant start with the standing-room only Private Lives and the much-discussed Cock also attracting good houses, Melbourne Theatre Company's 2014 Season just got brighter with the announcement of more stars who will come out to play this year. (more...)

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