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Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with New International ProgramsBroadway Dreams Foundation Celebrates its 10th Anniversary with New International Programs
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will celebrate its 10th Anniversary with exciting new programming and expanded international destinations, including Russia and Brazil. The 2016 Summer Tour, GENERAT10N, will visit cities across the U.S. and Canada when it kicks off in Atlanta, GA on May 31, 2016. In each location, the premier non-profit performing arts training program will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio- economic backgrounds. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)

Nicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATSNicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As previously reported, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of Cats, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production but changed her mind just before rehearsals got underway. Now, Scherzinger has responded to Lloyd Webber's 'furious' reaction, bearing no ill will toward the theatre legend. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'
by Caryn Robbins - May 13, 2016

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of CATS, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production (more...)

Up on the Marquee: CATSUp on the Marquee: CATS
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!Video Roundup: CATS Pounces Back to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 9, 2016

One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS is returning to Broadway this summer. Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization took today to announce the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical.  So, let's  take our time to meet the new cast (more...)

Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Dreams Foundation Travels to RussiaPhoto Flash: Broadway Dreams Foundation Travels to Russia
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) is bringing its unique brand of Broadway master class intensives to Russia, marking the first time in the country's history that Broadway professionals will offer programming of this kind. The renowned non-profit performing arts education organization is traveling a team of Broadway professionals to Moscow to offer a 10-day program for 60 professional and aspiring Russian performers, now through tomorrow, April 19, 2016. Scroll down for photos from the program! (more...)

Michelle Dowdy, Chris Dilley & Jonathan Reid Gealt to Judge First Round of RISING STAR $1000 Singing CompetitionMichelle Dowdy, Chris Dilley & Jonathan Reid Gealt to Judge First Round of RISING STAR $1000 Singing Competition
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

This Sunday, RISE BAR is seeking it's next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadways Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in an 8 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cast prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to it's cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. (more...)

BWW TV Special: Highlights from THE SECRET GARDEN with Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Sydney Lucas, Daisy Eagan, Ben Platt & More!BWW TV Special: Highlights from THE SECRET GARDEN with Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Sydney Lucas, Daisy Eagan, Ben Platt & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2016

Can't get to New York City tonight for the final concert of THE SECRET GARDEN? Check out our must watch highlights video! (more...)

Hot Photos! First Look at the Starry THE SECRET GARDEN Concert at Lincoln Center!Hot Photos! First Look at the Starry THE SECRET GARDEN Concert at Lincoln Center!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Feb 22, 2016

Last night was the first of two nights of the 25th anniversary concert of The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center and by all reports the star-filled concert practically blew the roof off of the building. The concert performances of the TONY Award-winning musical featured a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. There's one more chance to see the show, tonight... but in the meantime - we've got photos below! (more...)

Come to the Garden in Time for Tonight's THE SECRET GARDEN Concert, with Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Sydney Lucas & More!Come to the Garden in Time for Tonight's THE SECRET GARDEN Concert, with Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Sydney Lucas & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2016

Tonight's the night! Manhattan Concert Productions will present the 25th anniversary concert of The Secret Garden, on February 21 and February 22, 2016 at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the TONY Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson & More Sing from THE SECRET GARDEN; Plus Meet the Cast!BWW TV: Watch Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson & More Sing from THE SECRET GARDEN; Plus Meet the Cast!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 19, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions will present the 25th anniversary concert of The Secret Garden this weekend, February 21 and February 22, 2016, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. The company gave a preview just yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there to meet with the cast. Go inside the special day below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE SECRET GARDEN'S Ben Platt, Cheyenne Jackson, Ramin Karimloo & More Prep for Sunday's Concert!Photo Coverage: THE SECRET GARDEN'S Ben Platt, Cheyenne Jackson, Ramin Karimloo & More Prep for Sunday's Concert!
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions will present the 25th anniversary concert of The Secret Garden this weekend, February 21 and February 22, 2016, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. The company gave a preview just yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there to meet with the cast. Check out photos from the sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE SECRET GARDEN's Star-Studded Concert Cast Meets the Press!Photo Coverage: THE SECRET GARDEN's Star-Studded Concert Cast Meets the Press!
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions will present the 25th anniversary concert of The Secret Garden this weekend, February 21 and February 22, 2016, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. The company gave a preview just yesterday and BroadwayWorld was there to meet with the cast. Check out photos of the company below! (more...)

BWW TV: Come to Their Garden! Sneak Peek at Sydney Lucas and More in Rehearsals for MCP's THE SECRET GARDENBWW TV: Come to Their Garden! Sneak Peek at Sydney Lucas and More in Rehearsals for MCP's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2016

Manhattan Concert Productions will present the 25th anniversary concert of The Secret Garden this weekend, February 21 and February 22, 2016, at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the Tony Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. The company gave a preview earlier today, and BroadwayWorld was there to capture footage from rehearsals. Check out the video below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! A NEW BRAIN Cast Reunites for Album Listening PartyPhoto Coverage: Encores! A NEW BRAIN Cast Reunites for Album Listening Party
by Walter McBride - Feb 18, 2016

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A NEW BRAIN, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. The production's two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95-minute show) from PS Classics is now available. Order your copy today at www.psclassics.com/cd_anewbrain.html. The production also starred Jenni Barber, Quentin Earl Darrington, Bradley Dean, Dan Fogler, Ana Gasteyer, Josh Lamon, Aaron Lazar, Alyse Alan Louis and Rema Webb. The company just reunited for a listening party and you can check out photos from the special night below! (more...)

Two-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS ClassicsTwo-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS Classics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A NEW BRAIN, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. The production's two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95-minute show) from PS Classics hits shelves today, February 5, 2016. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' (MCP) 25th anniversary performances of The Secret Garden, on February 21 and February 22, 2016 at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the TONY Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. (more...)

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