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MAMMA MIA! Returns to Segerstrom Center, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts celebrates the return of Benny Andersson and Bjo?rn Ulvaeus' Mamma Mia!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returning to Segerstrom Hall in Orange County, today, April 8 - 13, 2014. (more...)

Classic Stage Company to Host FIRST LOOK FESTIVAL Showcasing Caryl Churchill, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 04, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its popular First Look Festival, a series of one-night only staged readings, this year focusing on the remarkable work of playwright Caryl Churchill, whose plays have provoked, captivated and astounded audiences since she burst onto the scene in the late 1960s. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Celebrate 15th Anniversary in London on 6 April
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

On Sunday 6 April, the global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! will celebrate its 15th birthday in London. Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus, who have rarely performed together since ABBA disbanded in 1982, will join the cast of MAMMA MIA! in a musical finale at this year's Olivier Awards as part of the birthday celebrations. This historic performance will be televised for the ITV highlights show, which will be broadcast at 22:15 on Sunday 13 April. MAMMA MIA! has also extended its booking period to 25 April 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: National Corporate Theatre Fund Honors Kristin Chenoweth at Chairman's Awards Gala
by Walter McBride - Apr 01, 2014

Last night at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) honored Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala. The evening included a special performance by Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, stars of the current hit musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; an excerpt from the highly acclaimed show Witness Uganda, currently at A.R.T. (an NCTF member theatre); and an appearance by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin, currently on tour with a solo show. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Christine Sherrill, Kimbre Lancaster, Sean Allan Krill and More to Star in MAMMA MIA! in Las Vegas; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

After a nationwide search, full casting has been announced for the highly anticipated Las Vegas production of MAMMA MIA!, which begins performances at The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas May 8. The talented cast features MAMMA MIA! alumni, including all three Dynamos as well as several Las Vegas locals who will join the company. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Santino Fontana, Judy Kuhn & More Set for CSC's Annual MUSICAL MASTERWORKS Gala, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present its 2014 Annual Gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Monday evening, May 12 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street). Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals-a rich and vital heritage that CSC has begun to explore with last season's critically-acclaimed production of Passion and the upcoming production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Allegro. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour Returns to PPAC, Now thru 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) today, March 14 - 16, 2014 for five performances only. (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA!'s Run at Cadillac Palace Theatre On Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, go on sale to the public today, March 13 at 10 AM. MAMMA MIA! will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement from May 13 through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA!'s Run at Cadillac Palace Theatre On Sale 3/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, go on sale to the public Thursday, March 13 at 10 AM. MAMMA MIA! will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W. Randolph) for a limited one-week engagement from May 13 through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, Peter Sarsgaard as HAMLET and More Set for Classic Stage's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, today announced plans for its 2014/2015 Season. The upcoming season for the esteemed off-Broadway company begins in October with Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO, directed by Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle. ALLEGRO marks the second installment of CSC's Musical Theater Initiative, which launched last year with the company's hugely-successful production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Passion, directed by Doyle. Considered one of Richard Rodgers' and Oscar Hammerstein II's most personal and groundbreaking works, ALLEGRO was their third collaboration and first premiered on Broadway in 1947. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! National Tour to Return to PPAC, 3/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) March 14 - 16, 2014 for five performances only. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! to Play Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium, 4/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Performances begin Wednesday, April 16 and run through Sunday, April 20. (more...)

Roundabout to Honor Sam Mendes at 2014 Spring Gala: IN HERE, LIFE IS BEAUTIFUL, Set for 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents its annual 2014 Spring Gala 'In Here, Life Is Beautiful' on Monday, March 10th, 2014 at the Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street, NYC). The evening will be a celebration of Academy Award, Olivier and Golden Globe winner Sam Mendes, who will be presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

National Tour of MAMMA MIA! Returns to the Fox Theatre This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 07, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre tonight, February 7-9. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Extends Summer Run in Blackpool Through 14 Sept
by BWW News Desk - Feb 06, 2014

The producers of the MAMMA MIA! International Tour have announced extra dates at the Blackpool Opera House this summer. The exclusive UK Summer Season was originally due to run from 20 June to 31 August, but, due to a huge demand for tickets, the season has now been extended until 14 September 2014. Blackpool will be the only UK venue outside of London to host the worldwide hit musical this year. (more...)

Tickets to MAMMA MIA! at The New Tropicana Resort Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2014

Making its triumphant return to the Las Vegas Strip, Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash-hit musical MAMMA MIA! begins performances May 8 at the all-new Tropicana Theater inside The New Tropicana resort in Las Vegas. Tickets range from $49 to $135 plus applicable taxes and fees and will go on sale today, Feb. 5 at noon. Special hotel packages will also be available for a two- to three-night stay at The New Tropicana Las Vegas and two MAMMA MIA! show tickets with orchestra or mezzanine seating. (more...)

Colorado Native P. Tucker Worley to Return to Denver as 'Pepper' in MAMMA MIA!, 1/28-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Colorado native, P. Tucker Worley, returns to Denver as Pepper in Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!. The smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA plays The Buell Theatre January 28 through February 2 only. (more...)

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE Opens Tonight at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE, the hysterically twisted, Chekhov-inspired 2013 Tony Award winner for Best Play, continues Asolo Rep's 2013-14 season. Directed by Peter Amster, previews for this laugh-out-loud comedy will be held January 22-23, opening night will be tonight, January 24 at 8pm, and the show will run through April 13. (more...)

F. Murray Abraham, Mary Testa and More Set for Classic Stage Company's BRECHT FEST, 2/3 & 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner, will present BRECHT FEST, a special series exploring the songs, poetry and stories of Bertolt Brecht, to be presented on Monday, February 3 and Monday, February 10 at CSC (136 East 13th Street). CSC is currently presenting Brecht's A MAN'S A MAN, directed by Brian Kulick and with a new score and new songs by Tony Award-winning composer Duncan Sheik, continuing the company's exploration of the works of Brecht, which began in 2011 with the sold-out production of Galileo and was followed by last season's The Caucasian Chalk Circle. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Tour to Play National Theatre, 3/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' MAMMA MIA!, the smash hit musical based on the songs of ABBA, returns to National Theatre for a limited engagement - March 4 to 9. (more...)

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