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Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, May 18, 2016Scoop: MODERN FAMILY on ABC - Wednesday, May 18, 2016
by - May 2, 2016

Get all the scoop on MODERN FAMILY, airing on ABC on Wednesday, May 18, 2016! (more...)

Stage Door Theatre's GYPSY Opens This WeekStage Door Theatre's GYPSY Opens This Week
by Carol Kassie - Nov 17, 2015

Gypsy has been called "the greatest of all American musicals" (Ben Brantley, The New York Times), "arguably, in thematic terms, the quintessential American musical," (The Hollywood Reporter), and "Broadway's own brassy, unlikely answer to King Lear". (Frank Rich, The New York Times).  Stage Door Theatre's production of Gypsy, directed by the company's newly appointed artistic director Dan Kelley, and starring 2014 Carbonell Award-winner (Best Actress/Musical) Ann Marie Olson, will open on November 20th, and run through January 3rd. (more...)

Pontiac Theatre IV to Raise the Curtain A...MY  NAME IS ALICE TonightPontiac Theatre IV to Raise the Curtain A...MY NAME IS ALICE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

Pontiac Theatre IV is proud to present its first show of the 2015-2016 season, 'A...My Name Is Alice.' This bright and lively musical revue will run from tonight, November 13th, through November 21st at the Michigan School for the Performing Arts in Pontiac. (more...)

BWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and BeyondBWW Review: PRINCE OF BROADWAY Conquers Audiences in Tokyo and Beyond
by Bonny Loo - Oct 30, 2015

Billed as 'a new musical', the world premiere of Prince of Broadway at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo salutes legendary Broadway producer/director, Harold Prince. Co-directed by Prince himself and Susan Stroman (who also choreographs), the evening celebrates an illustrious career spanning over six decades from the 1950s up to the present day, during which time Hal Prince has produced and/or directed more than 30 Broadway shows, winning a record 21 Tony Awards along the way. (more...)

Perseverance Theatre to Stage Sondheim's SWEENEY TODDPerseverance Theatre to Stage Sondheim's SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Perseverance Theatre (PT) presents Sweeney Todd: the Demon Barber of Fleet Street. Benjamin Barker returns to London bent on revenge after serving time for a crime he did not commit.  Armed with a sharp, straight razor, he sets up shop as one of the finest barbers in the city, and calls himself Sweeney Todd.  When he meets Mrs. Lovett, a local pie maker who will do anything for him, Todd's plan for vengeance becomes a savory pie filling, and the blood starts flowing.  With a brilliant score and unforgettable characters, this Tony Award-winning musical is one tasty piece of theatre. (more...)

Michael Riedel Talks New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe TonightMichael Riedel Talks New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2015

The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Michael Riedel, tonight, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/12/2015 - CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens, BARE Reunites and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/12/2015 - CLEVER LITTLE LIES Opens, BARE Reunites and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 12, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CLEVER LITTLE LIES opens, and the original stars of BARE come together to honor the show's late composer! (more...)

Frank Rich and More Support Petition to Save the Historic Colonial Theatre in BostonFrank Rich and More Support Petition to Save the Historic Colonial Theatre in Boston
by Sally Henry - Oct 10, 2015

Emerson College recently turned off the lights at the Colonial Theatre and ceased operations until further notice. Now, the theatre community is doing what it can to save the venue. (more...)

Michael Riedel to Talk New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe, 10/22Michael Riedel to Talk New Book RAZZLE DAZZLE and More at The Old Globe, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Michael Riedel, on Thursday, October 22 at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Amanda Flahive Leads Williams Street Rep's GYPSY, Beginning TonightAmanda Flahive Leads Williams Street Rep's GYPSY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

In 1959 Ethel Merman, the prominent musical theatre actress of her time, and David Merrick were searching for their next project. After reading an excerpt from the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, Merrick felt they had said project and GYPSY was born. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center to Stage World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORSMcCarter Theatre Center to Stage World Premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2015

After an opening run praised by both critics and audiences in the Cleveland area, McCarter Theatre Center will continue the 2015/2016 Theatre Season with the world-premiere co-production of Ken Ludwig's A Comedy of Tenors. (more...)

Center Stage Jackson to Present GYPSYCenter Stage Jackson to Present GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2015

Center Stage Jackson is proud to announce the first Main Stage musical of its 2015-2016 season, GYPSY, Book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, suggested by memoirs of Gypsy Rose Lee.  (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting TonightSan Francisco Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD for the First Time, Starting Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

Breaking News: FALSETTOS Will Now Return to Broadway Next Season with James Lapine at the HelmBreaking News: FALSETTOS Will Now Return to Broadway Next Season with James Lapine at the Helm
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Falsettos, William Finn and James Lapine's landmark musical, will return to Broadway for the 2016-17 theater season in an all-new production directed by Lapine, who has also written the book for (and directed) Broadway's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, INTO THE WOODS and PASSION. (more...)

Centre Stage  for Youth Changes Audition Time for GYPSYCentre Stage for Youth Changes Audition Time for GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Due to an unexpected emergency with the director, auditions for GYPSY for youth ages thirteen and below have been changed to 4:00pm instead of the previously announced 2:00pm on Sunday, August 30th. (more...)

Runway Theatre to Present FALSETTOSRunway Theatre to Present FALSETTOS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Runway Theatre presents Falsettos this September.Falsettos runs at 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and 3 p.m. on Sunday. Tickets are $25 for adults and $22 for students and seniors. For more information and to purchase tickets, visit runwaytheatre.com or call the box office at 817.488.4842. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This FallSan Francisco Opera to Present SWEENEY TODD for the First Time This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim's macabre musical thriller Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street receives its highly anticipated San Francisco Opera premiere in a production featuring a cast of notable operatic stars and performed with Sondheim's original score for the lyric stage. (more...)

10 Reasons Our Ten-Dollar Founding Father HAMILTON Is the Perfect Inspiration for a Hit Musical10 Reasons Our Ten-Dollar Founding Father HAMILTON Is the Perfect Inspiration for a Hit Musical
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's new musical about American political figurehead Alexander Hamilton, opens on Broadway tonight. Countless stories on the jack-of-all-trades creator and his inspirations for the hit show have told us how Hamilton came about (nerdiest beach read ever), so now it's time to take a look at why. What is it about Hamilton that makes him a great dramatic subject? It's in the history books. (more...)

Amanda Flahive to Lead Williams Street Rep's GYPSY as 'Mama Rose'; Full Cast Announced!Amanda Flahive to Lead Williams Street Rep's GYPSY as 'Mama Rose'; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

In 1959 Ethel Merman, the prominent musical theatre actress of her time, and David Merrick were searching for their next project. After reading an excerpt from the memoir by Gypsy Rose Lee, Merrick felt they had said project and GYPSY was born. (more...)

Frank Rich Suggests New Alexander Hamilton Currency in Light of HAMILTON's Box Office SuccessFrank Rich Suggests New Alexander Hamilton Currency in Light of HAMILTON's Box Office Success
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Broadway's HAMILTON isn't hurting at the box office, but it has one monetary controversy in the wings. And Frank Rich, writing in New York Magazine, has the solution. (more...)

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