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Photo Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at Wisconsin DellsPhoto Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at Wisconsin Dells
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a riveting Broadway musical about love and faith, struggle and success, redemption and family. The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, ignites their 2015 season with RING OF FIRE, running now through May 3, and rekindling its run June 15 through August 29. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

RING OF FIRE, THE LAST FIVE YEARS & More Set for Penobscot Theatre Company's 2015-2016 seasonRING OF FIRE, THE LAST FIVE YEARS & More Set for Penobscot Theatre Company's 2015-2016 season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Penobscot Theatre Company proudly announces its 42nd Season, offering four Maine premieres, a world premiere, a holiday classic, and beloved musicals. The season will kick-off September 10 and extend into early summer 2016, longer than usual to accommodate a blockbuster seventh show as yet to be announced. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside FUN HOME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside FUN HOME's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2015

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical opened last night, April 19. With music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nomineeLisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam Gold, Fun Home started previews on Broadway at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street), on March 27. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the red carpet theatre arrivals! (more...)

West End's MISS SAIGON Announces Cast Additions, Including Chris Peluso & Natalie MendozaWest End's MISS SAIGON Announces Cast Additions, Including Chris Peluso & Natalie Mendoza
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh is delighted to announce key cast changes for Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical "MISS SAIGON" as the show enters its second triumphant year at the Prince Edward Theatre. (more...)

Thom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALLThom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in announcing that Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit will lead the cast of the world premiere of Waterfall, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at The Palace TheaterPhoto Flash: First Look at RING OF FIRE at The Palace Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a riveting Broadway musical about love and faith, struggle and success, redemption and family. The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, ignites their 2015 season with RING OF FIRE, running now through May 3, and rekindling its run June 15 through August 29. Directed by Warren Scott Friedman, with musical direction by John Foley (Pump Boys and Dinettes on Broadway), RING OF FIRE stars Kendra Jo Brook, Justin Droegemueller, Nyssa Duchow, Robert Kitchens, Davey Rosenberg (International Tour of Hair) and Ovation Award-winner Jake Williamson. (more...)

Exclusive: Emily Padgett on the Future of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL- 'I Think Broadway is Always the Goal'Exclusive: Emily Padgett on the Future of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL- 'I Think Broadway is Always the Goal'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

A distinguished international creative team is coming together to create WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway musical love story, which will have its US premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse, where preview performances begin June 2, 2015 with the official press opening on June 7, 2015. It will then play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre in Fall 2015, prior to reaching Broadway in 2016. (more...)

RING OF FIRE to Open The Palace Theater's 2015 SeasonRING OF FIRE to Open The Palace Theater's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

From the iconic songbook of Johnny Cash comes a riveting Broadway musical about love and faith, struggle and success, redemption and family. The Palace Theater, Wisconsin Dells' newest professional theater, 564 Wisconsin Dells Pkwy South, ignites their 2015 season with RING OF FIRE, running now through May 3, and rekindling its run June 15 through August 29. Directed by Warren Scott Friedman, with musical direction by John Foley (Pump Boys and Dinettes on Broadway), RING OF FIRE stars Kendra Jo Brook, Justin Droegemueller, Nyssa Duchow, Robert Kitchens, Davey Rosenberg (International Tour of Hair) and Ovation Award-winner Jake Williamson. (more...)

Sam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical TheatreSam Willmott & Sam Carner Receive 25th Annual Kleban Prizes for Musical Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Kleban Foundation is pleased to announce that the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist has been awarded to Sam Willmott and the 25th annual Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Sam Carner. The 2015 prizes will be presented on Monday, June 22, 2015, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/15- MISS SAIGONSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/15- MISS SAIGON
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2015

Today in 1991, Miss Saigon opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 4092 performances. Miss Saigon is a musical by Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil, with lyrics by Boublil and Richard Maltby, Jr. It is based on Giacomo Puccini's opera Madame Butterfly, and similarly tells the tragic tale of a doomed romance involving an Asian woman abandoned by her American lover. The musical premiered at the Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, in London on 20 September 1989, closing after over four thousand performances, on 30 October 1999.The musical represented Schonberg and Boublil's second major success, following Les Miserables in 1985. (more...)

DISENCHANTED! Opens Tonight Off-BroadwayDISENCHANTED! Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The original 'princess posse' of last fall's sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! is making the transfer to Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street) for an open-ended run. DISENCHANTED! began previews at Westside Theatre Upstairs on March 19, 2015, with an Opening Night slated for tonight, April 7, 2015. (more...)

Pasadena Playhouse's 2015-16 Season to Feature CASA VALENTINA West Coast Premiere, New Musical & MorePasadena Playhouse's 2015-16 Season to Feature CASA VALENTINA West Coast Premiere, New Musical & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse announced their 2015-2016 Season today, which includes the award-winning REAL WOMEN HAVE CURVES by Josefina Lopez; the World Premiere of the new musical BREAKING THROUGH with a book by Kirsten Guenther and Music and Lyrics by Cliff Downs and Katie Kahanovitz; the return of Panto at The Playhouse with Lythgoe Family Productions' PETER PAN AND TINKERBELL A PIRATE CHRISTMAS, Trey Ellis and Ricardo Khan's FLY produced in association with Crossroads Theatre Company; the West Coast Premiere of Harvey Fierstein's CASA VALENTINA; and an Artistic Director's Choice to be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party for York Theatre Company's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTIPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party for York Theatre Company's 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presented an unforgettable one-night only benefit Monday night, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening honored the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production. All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTIPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates 100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 1, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, presented an unforgettable one-night only benefit Monday night, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening honored the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production. All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

John Tartaglia Hosts York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' Benefit TonightJohn Tartaglia Hosts York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, this evening, March 30, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli and George S. Irving Join York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' BenefitRobert Cuccioli and George S. Irving Join York Theatre Company's '100 MUSICALS IN MUFTI' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, will present an unforgettable one-night only benefit, The 100 Musicals in Mufti Concert Celebration. The evening will honor the acclaimed Musicals in Mufti Series and its landmark 100th production, on Monday evening, March 30, 2015 beginning at 7:30 p.m. in The Sanctuary at Saint Peter's Church (619 Lexington Avenue at the corner of East 54th Street). All proceeds will benefit The York Theatre Company and the Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonnePhoto Coverage: Essential Voices USA's Judith Clurman Visits Peter LeDonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 26, 2015

Essential Voices USA (EVUSA) just presented BEYOND BROADWAY: COMPOSERS GO CHORAL at the DiMenna Space for Classical Music, 450 West 37 Street (between 9th & 10th Avenues), New York City. The evening featured ensemble music and conversation with composer/lyricists who have worked closely with conductor and music director Judith Clurmanand her Essential Voices USA. Guests attending included Sheldon Harnick, Larry Hochman, Andrew Lippa, Richard Maltby, Joshua Schmidt, Stephen Schwartz, David Shire, Georgia Stitt, Jonathan Tunick, and Maury Yeston. (more...)

RING OF FIRE Returning to CC Playhouse, Begin. 3/27RING OF FIRE Returning to CC Playhouse, Begin. 3/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Ring of Fire: The Music of Johnny Cash returns to the Adventure Theater from March 27 through June 9, 2015. "The show was a huge hit for us in 2013," said director Bryce McDonald, "and since it closed we've had many people ask us to bring it back." Producing Director Jim Crabtree concurred, adding, "It's a wonderful production, full of heart, joy and great music. And we're fortunate to again have Kellye Cash in the show. As Johnny's niece, her perspective and her recollections of him make our production truly special." (more...)

Germantown Community Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: RUMORS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & MoreGermantown Community Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: RUMORS, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Germantown Community Theatre has announced the slate of productions for their 2015-2016 season. The season blends music, theatre for youth, classic literature and raucous fun. Titles include Neil Simon's RUMORS, the movie-turned-musical DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS and Tennessee Williams' A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE. Memberships for the season range from $60 to $200 and are on sale through the GCT box office at (901) 937.3023. The 2015-2016 season of Germantown Community Theatre is sponsored by the City of Germantown, Tennessee Arts Commission, ArtsMemphis, the GCT Trust and the Germantown Arts Alliance. (more...)

Original Cast Returns in DISENCHANTED! Tonight at the Westside TheatreOriginal Cast Returns in DISENCHANTED! Tonight at the Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) are thrilled to announce that the original 'princess posse' of last fall's sold-out, NY premiere limited engagement of DISENCHANTED! will be making the transfer to Westside Theatre Upstairs (407 West 43rd Street) for the show's upcoming open-ended run. (more...)

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