Richard M. Sherman News

MARY POPPINS Plays Musical Hall, Now thru 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2013

The beloved Disney classic, MARY POPPINS, is set to land in Kansas City at the Music Hall next year. The show will play a limited run from today, April 9 to April 14, 2013. (more...)

MARY POPPINS to Land at Denver Center's Buell Theatre, 5/1-5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2013

Denver Center Attractions and producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh have announced that the award-winning musical MARY POPPINS, returns to The Buell Theatre for one week only May 1-5. (more...)

THE JUNGLE BOOK Musical to Premiere at Chicago's Goodman Theatre in June 2013; Mary Zimmerman & Christopher Gattelli Lead Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2013

'The jungle is jumpin'!' The creative team is set and casting is underway for The Jungle Book (June 21 - July 28), Tony Award-winner Mary Zimmerman's world-premiere stage adaptation, based on Walt Disney's 1967 animated film and Nobel Laureate Rudyard Kipling's 1893 collection of stories set in the Indian jungle. (more...)

Dick Van Dyke, Ashley Brown and More to Honor Richard Sherman With the LACC, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2013

The Los Angeles Children's Chorus (LACC) honors the remarkable legacy of legendary composer and beloved American musical storyteller Richard M. Sherman and LACC advocates and benefactors Mary Blodgett and Carlton Calvin at its annual fundraiser, Gala Bel Canto, on Wednesday, April 10, 2013, 6 p.m., at Dorothy Chandler Pavilion's Grand Hall in downtown Los Angeles. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 27th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 27, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. That Oscar show, the fall season of national tours from Broadway In Chicago, 'See What I Wanna See,' two from Theo Ubique, Mary Zimmerman's 'Jungle Book,' interesting cabarets at Davenport's and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Hale Centre Theatre's Regional Premiere of CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG is Truly Scrumptious
by Tyler Hinton - Feb 20, 2013

The regional premiere of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a truly scrumptious experience. At Hale Centre Theatre, director John J. Sweeney and his production team have created a sumptuous, confectionary delight. They have successfully managed to pay homage to many of the most iconic moments of the film while at the same time creating something entirely new. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Constantine Maroulis, Deborah Cox, Frank Wildhorn and More at JEKYLL & HYDE's Pantages Theatre Opening in LA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2013

Broadway World Los Angeles Correspondents Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group were once again on the red carpet Tuesday, February 12, 2013 for the much anticipated Los Angeles opening of the Four-time Tony Nominated Musical Sensation JEKYLL & HYDE. Watch BWW's opening night interviews below! (more...)

MARY POPPINS to Arrive at The Orpheum, 2/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 09, 2013

Memphis 'most eagerly awaited stage production Mary Poppins will arrive at The Orpheum Theatre Tuesday, February 5th and will run through Today, February 10th. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Arrives at The Orpheum, Now thru 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 05, 2013

Memphis 'most eagerly awaited stage production Mary Poppins will arrive at The Orpheum Theatre tonight, February 5th and will run through Sunday, February 10th. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Opens Tonight in Jacksonville
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

The Jacksonville premiere of MARY POPPINS opens tonight, Tuesday, January 22 at 7:30PM at the Times-Union Center for a limited engagement of 8 performances through Sunday, January 27. 'We are delighted that sales have exceeded expectations, but there are still great seats available for this wonderful musical,' said Milt Russos, Executive Director of the Artist Series. (more...)

MARY POPPINS to Arrive at The Orpheum, 2/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Memphis 'most eagerly awaited stage production Mary Poppins will arrive at The Orpheum Theatre Tuesday, February 5th and will run through Sunday, February 10th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MARY POPPINS and EVITA Casts Wish Nicolas Dromard a Happy 'Bertday' for his Broadway Return
by Stage Tube - Jan 09, 2013

After playing the role of Bert for over two years on the North American tour of Mary Poppins, with a stint on Broadway in Summer 2010, Nicolas Dromard returns to the New Amsterdam Theatre, beginning performances tonight, January 9. Check out the video below of various cast members from MARY POPPINS and EVITA wishing him a Happy 'Bertday!' (more...)

Nicolas Dromard Returns to MARY POPPINS as 'Bert' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2013

After playing the role of Bert for over two years on the North American tour of Mary Poppins, with a stint on Broadway in Summer 2010, Nicolas DromarD will return to the New Amsterdam Theatre, beginning performances tonight, January 9. (more...)

Breaking News: MARY POPPINS to Close on Broadway Spring 2013; ALADDIN Next at the New Amsterdam Theater?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

The New York Times is reporting that MARY POPPINS will close on Broadway on March 3, 2013 to make way for renovations , followed by its next tenant 'A musical adaptation of the company's 1992 animated film "Aladdin," according to two Broadway theater executives. The two executives spoke on condition of anonymity to discuss production plans that remain confidential. A Disney spokesman did not immediately return a phone message seeking comment on Monday.' (more...)

Nicolas Dromard to Return to MARY POPPINS as 'Bert' 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 07, 2013

After playing the role of Bert for over two years on the North American tour of MARY POPPINS, with a stint on Broadway in Summer 2010, NICOLAS DROMARD will return to the New Amsterdam Theatre, beginning performances on Wednesday, January 9. Tony Award nominee GAVIN LEE played his final performance before taking a leave of absence on Friday, January 4, 2013. He departs to join the West End production of Top Hat through Summer 2013. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Comes to Jacksonville, 1/22-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2012

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce full casting for the Jacksonville premiere engagement of MARY POPPINS. Jacksonville's most eagerly anticipated stage production will begin performances at the Times-Union Center's Moran Theater on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 for 8 performances only through Sunday, January 27. Opening night is also the 11th Annual Family Night on Broadway, with pre-show activities beginning in the lobby at 6:30PM for the 7:30PM show. Buy one Adult ticket for Family Night, get the Child's ticket free with passcode: CHILD. Restrictions apply; please inquire at (904) 442-BWAY (2929) or purchase online at www.artistseriesjax.org. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 12/3
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 07, 2012

In this week's edition of 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week', we take you around the country - and beyond - with the most-read theater stories for the week of December 3! Scroll below to see what made news in your area! (more...)

Single Tickets for FLASHDANCE and MARY POPPINS Go On Sale 12/7 in Minneapolis
by BWW News Desk - Dec 04, 2012

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that individual tickets for Flashdance-The Musical and Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's Mary Poppins, both running in Minneapolis in April, will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Dec. 7, 2012. At that time, tickets will be sold online through HennepinTheatreTrust.org, in person at the State Theatre Box Office or by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Ticket Center. Flashdance-The Musical, the stage adaptation of the 1983 hit film that defined a generation, will debut in Minnesota April 2-7, 2013. Mary Poppins, combining the original stories of P.L. Travers with beloved songs from the 1964 Walt Disney film, returns as a special addition to the season April 23-28, 2013. Both shows will play the Orpheum Theatre in Minneapolis and are presented by Hennepin Theatre Trust as part of their 2012/13 Broadway Across America-Minneapolis Season. (more...)

BWW TV: Opening Night Arrivals of ANYTHING GOES Tour in L.A. - Richard M. Sherman, Lara Pulver, Raza Jaffrey, Grant Gustin & More!
by Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans - Dec 03, 2012

BWW TV's own Michael Sterling and Jerry Evans of the JLE Media Group, were on hand for the official November 28, 2012 red carpet opening of the new Broadway revival of "Anything Goes," Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece now on stage at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre through January 6, 2013. Check out interviews with some red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flashback: MARY POPPINS Celebrates 6 Years on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012

MARY POPPINS celebrates its sixth anniversary today, November 16, 2012. It began previews at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on October 14, 2006 before officially opening on November 16, 2006. (more...)

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