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by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2011

Due to weather reports that predict hurricane-force winds and rain for New York City this weekend, the Metropolitan Opera has cancelled the first two Summer HD Festival outdoor screenings on Lincoln Center Plaza, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2011

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts and The NoŰl Coward Foundation announce that the exhibition STAR QUALITY; THE WORLD OF NO╦L COWARD will now run from March 12 to August 12, 2012. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera's Ten-Day Summer HD Festival Returns to LCPMetropolitan Opera's Ten-Day Summer HD Festival Returns to LCP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2011

The Met's popular free Summer HD Festival returns for the third year beginning on Saturday, August 27 in Lincoln Center Plaza with Donizetti's Don Pasquale starring Anna Netrebko, conducted by Maestro James Levine. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2011

Due to weather reports that predict hurricane-force winds and rain for New York City this weekend, the Metropolitan Opera has cancelled the first two Summer HD Festival outdoor screenings on Lincoln Center Plaza, originally scheduled for Saturday and Sunday. (more...)

Steffanie Leigh Joins MARY POPPINS as 'Mary,' 10/9Steffanie Leigh Joins MARY POPPINS as 'Mary,' 10/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2011

Direct from the North American tour of MARY POPPINS, Steffanie Leigh will make her Broadway debut in the title role, beginning performances at the New Amsterdam Theatre Tuesday, October 11. Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly, The West End's original MARY POPPINS, will play her final performance on Broadway Sunday, October 9. (more...)

Broadway-Bound PRIVATE LIVES Begins Rehearsals, 8/22Broadway-Bound PRIVATE LIVES Begins Rehearsals, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2011

Rehearsals for the Broadway- bound production of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross begin in London this Monday August 22. Directed by Richard Eyre, PRIVATE LIVES will play at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Sunday November 6 and opening night set for Thursday November 17. The limited engagement runs through February 5 2012. Prior to Broadway, PRIVATE LIVES will play a limited run at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre. (more...)

Broadway-Bound PRIVATE LIVES Begins Rehearsals, 8/22Broadway-Bound PRIVATE LIVES Begins Rehearsals, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2011

Rehearsals for the Broadway- bound production of Noel Coward's PRIVATE LIVES starring Kim Cattrall and Paul Gross begin in London this Monday August 22. Directed by Richard Eyre, PRIVATE LIVES will play at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) with previews beginning on Sunday November 6 and opening night set for Thursday November 17. The limited engagement runs through February 5 2012. Prior to Broadway, PRIVATE LIVES will play a limited run at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Steffanie Leigh on Playing Mary Poppins on Tour!STAGE TUBE: Steffanie Leigh on Playing Mary Poppins on Tour!
by Audra Stafford - Aug 19, 2011

MARY POPPINS, part of Broadway/San Diego's 2011-2012 35th Anniversary Season, is playing through Sunday, August 21st, at the San Diego Civic Theatre. With four productions currently running on three continents, MARY POPPINS is one of the biggest stage musical successes to emerge from London or New York in recent years. Worldwide to date, the six productions of the show have grossed over $521 million, welcomed 7 million guests and cumulatively run 11.5 years. The musical is the winner of 36 major theatre awards around the globe, including Tony«, Olivier and Evening Standard awards. In the video below, Mary Poppins herself, Steffanie Leigh chats about taking on the iconic role. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale For MARY POPPINS at Cadillac Palace Theatre 8/14Tickets Go On Sale For MARY POPPINS at Cadillac Palace Theatre 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2011

Broadway In Chicago and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that tickets will go on sale to the public for the long-awaited return production of MARY POPPINS on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale For MARY POPPINS at Cadillac Palace Theatre 8/14Tickets Go On Sale For MARY POPPINS at Cadillac Palace Theatre 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2011

Broadway In Chicago and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that tickets will go on sale to the public for the long-awaited return production of MARY POPPINS on Sunday, August 14, 2011 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera Announces Return of HD Summer Film FestivalMetropolitan Opera Announces Return of HD Summer Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Aug 5, 2011

The Met's popular free Summer HD Festival returns for the third year beginning on Saturday, August 27 in Lincoln Center Plaza with Donizetti's Don Pasquale starring Anna Netrebko, conducted by Maestro James Levine. The festival, which more than 40,000 people attended last year, features screenings of acclaimed productions from the Met's award-winning Live in HD series on ten consecutive nights. (more...)

Metropolitan Opera's Ten-Day Summer HD Festival Returns to LCPMetropolitan Opera's Ten-Day Summer HD Festival Returns to LCP
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2011

The Met's popular free Summer HD Festival returns for the third year beginning on Saturday, August 27 in Lincoln Center Plaza with Donizetti's Don Pasquale starring Anna Netrebko, conducted by Maestro James Levine. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Wins Eight Helpmann AwardsMARY POPPINS Wins Eight Helpmann Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2011

Last night at the 10th annual Helpmann Awards celebrating excellence in the performing arts, Australia's equivalent of the Tony« Awards, MARY POPPINS set a new Helpmann record, winning eight awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction of a Musical for Richard Eyre and Matthew Bourne and Best Choreography in a Musical for Matthew Bourne and Stephen Mear. Additional winners were Verity Hunt-Ballard for Best Female Actor in a Musical; Matt Lee for Best Actor in a Musical; Philip Quast for Best Male Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical; Stephen Brooker and Michael Tyack for Best Music Direction; Peter Grubb for Best Sound Design. (more...)

MARY POPPINS, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush et al. Score at Australia's Helpmann AwardsMARY POPPINS, Cate Blanchett, Geoffrey Rush et al. Score at Australia's Helpmann Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 1, 2011

The 2011 Helpmann Awards« Ceremony was held earleir today. Monday 1 August at Opera Theatre, Sydney Opera House, hosted by Jonathan Biggins will Host the Awards Ceremony. (more...)

MARY POPPINS at the Majestic On Sale NowMARY POPPINS at the Majestic On Sale Now
by Erin Privratsky - Jul 28, 2011

Cadillac Broadway in San Antonio and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh announced today that tickets for the long-awaited production of MARY POPPINS will go on sale to the public at 10 a.m., Friday, July 15. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Tour Flies Into the O.C.BWW Reviews: MARY POPPINS Tour Flies Into the O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - Jul 26, 2011

Based on the popular children's book series by P.L. Travers that Disney shaped into an even more renowned movie musical, the stage iteration's current touring company has temporarily taken up residence at the Segerstrom Center for the Performing Arts in Orange County for an extended four-week limited engagement through August 7. Joyfully engaging but oddly peculiar, this stage version of MARY POPPINS--which weaves peppy elements from the much-beloved Disney movie with less-bouyant passages from Travers' darker, moodier books--is easily likable, but can be challenging to really love. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly Returns to MARY POPPINSLaura Michelle Kelly Returns to MARY POPPINS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2011

Olivier Award winner Laura Michelle Kelly, The West End's original MARY POPPINS, returns to the Broadway company on Tuesday, July 19 (8pm) at the New Amsterdam Theatre. She re-joins Tony Award nominee Gavin Lee, who originated the role of Bert in the West End and on Broadway. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens Tonight In Costa MesaMARY POPPINS Opens Tonight In Costa Mesa
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

The Orange County premiere of MARY POPPINS opens tonight, Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, August 7. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens Tonight at Segerstrom CenterMARY POPPINS Opens Tonight at Segerstrom Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2011

The Orange County premiere of MARY POPPINS opens tonight, Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. at Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement of four weeks through Sunday, August 7. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Takes Flight in Orange CountyMARY POPPINS Takes Flight in Orange County
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2011

The Orange County Performing Arts Center and producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher announced today that the award-winning musical MARY POPPINS will begin performances at Segerstrom Hall in Costa Mesa on Thursday, July 14, 2011 for a limited engagement of three weeks through Sunday, July 31, 2011. Opening night is set for Friday, July 15 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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