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Photo Coverage: On the New York Pops Gala Red Carpet with Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan & More!Photo Coverage: On the New York Pops Gala Red Carpet with Laura Osnes, Jeremy Jordan & More!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 3, 2016

Last night, May 2, 2016, The New York Pops celebrated its 33rd birthday with a grand gala evening celebrating the revolutionary collaborations of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, the songwriting team behind LES MISERABLES, Miss Saigon, and more. Serving as Honorary Co-Chairs for the event were musical theatre legends Sir Cameron Mackintosh and Patti LuPone. BroadwayWorld was on hand all evening to capture the star-studded events - check out photo coverage of the red carpet below! (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMERPride Films and Plays to Present Workshop of New Musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Pride Films and Plays presents a special workshop of the gorgeous new musical A HISTORY OF SUMMER, with music and lyrics by Jonathan Monro and book by Adam Mathias. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 BelowMatthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Beck Youth Theater to Present BIG THE MUSICAL, 5/13-22Beck Youth Theater to Present BIG THE MUSICAL, 5/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Beck Center Youth Theater closes its 67th season with big The Musical May 13 - 22, 2016 in the Mackey Theater. Featuring 56 Beck Center students, audiences will follow the adventures of Josh Baskin as he discovers what it really means to be "big". Show times are 7:30 p.m. Fridays, and 3 p.m. Saturdays and Sundays. Tickets are on sale now. A special matinee performance for 488 students on Thursday, May 19 is sold out. (more...)

Check Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTECheck Out The Complete Video Playlist For The Hit Concert Series IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE
by Michael Dale - Apr 21, 2016

How many of these great songs do you know from underappreciated musicals? (more...)

'RING OF FIRE', THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season'RING OF FIRE', THE CHRISTIANS and More Set for Riverside Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, has announced its 2016-2017 Season. Building on the success and support the theatre has attained over the last few years, Riverside is proud to present another ambitious season of music, comedy, and drama. (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company to Present Scott Carter's 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' in MayArizona Theatre Company to Present Scott Carter's 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, a blistering comedy battle of wits from Scott Carter, Executive Producer of HBO's Real Time with Bill Maher, that examines what happens when great men of history are forced to repeat it, comes to the Herberger Theater Center, 222 E. Monroe, May 5-29. I. Michael and Beth Kasser are Arizona Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season Sponsors.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway at Birdland Welcomes Jamie deRoy & FriendsPhoto Coverage: Broadway at Birdland Welcomes Jamie deRoy & Friends
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 18, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland Concert Series welcomed Jamie deRoy & friends for a star-studded cabaret show last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of MTC's THE FATHERPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of MTC's THE FATHER
by Walter McBride - Apr 15, 2016

THE FATHER, a new play by Moliere Award winner Florian Zeller, in a translation by two-time Tony Award winner Christopher Hampton (Sunset Boulevard, Les Liaisons Dangereuses, God of Carnage), opened just last night, April 14, 2016 on Broadway at Manhattan Theatre Club's Samuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Cerveris, Karen Ziemba & More Honor Librettist John Weidman at Signature's Sondheim GalaPhoto Flash: Michael Cerveris, Karen Ziemba & More Honor Librettist John Weidman at Signature's Sondheim Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

On April 4, 2016, Virginia's Tony AwardŽ-winning Signature Theatre honored the Broadway librettist John Weidman(Assassins, Pacific Overtures, Road Show) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award. The award, established in 2009 in honor of America's most influential musical theater writer and composer, was presented at a black-tie Gala Benefit at the Embassy of Italy. The Sondheim Award Gala benefited Signature Theatre's artistic, education, and community programs. Check out photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/16- MISS SAIGONSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/11/16- MISS SAIGON
by Stage Tube - Apr 11, 2016

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...)

2016 National Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Begins Next Week2016 National Festival of the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts hosts more than 150 outstanding theater students from colleges and universities across the nation as part of the 48th annual Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival (KCACTF), which runs April 12-16, 2016 in multiple locations throughout the Center. Thousands of student artists from eight regions across the country presented their work at regional festivals from January 5 through February 27, 2016 and more than 150 were selected to travel to the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., for an all-expenses-paid trip to participate in the national festival. (more...)

BWW Review: Liz Callaway Holds a Love Fest for Richard Maltby & David Shire at Lincoln Center's American SongbookBWW Review: Liz Callaway Holds a Love Fest for Richard Maltby & David Shire at Lincoln Center's American Songbook
by Alix Cohen - Apr 1, 2016

There are audible sighs of pleasurable recognition from the audience at the Stanley H. Kaplan Penthouse at Lincoln Center (on March 30) when Liz Callaway's band plays opening bars from "The Story Goes On" (Baby)." Songwriting partners Richard Maltby & David Shire have been "in" Liz Callaway's life since she was a teenager with exposure to her parents' extensive Barbra Streisand collection (the icon sang Maltby/Shire) and a recording of Starting Here, Starting Now. Her first New York cabaret presentation (at The Duplex) opened with "Just Across the River" from the revue. That show lead to an audition for a piece directed by Richard Maltby Jr. which eventually paved the way for Callaway's role in the collaborators' musical Baby. The young actress thought she was helping out writers she admired by letting them hear new material out loud, but, in fact, was auditioning. (This is actually not difficult to believe.) And the rest is history. (more...)

Jeff Blumenkrantz, Randy Graff and More to Sing the Songs of Edward Kleban at Feinstein's/54 BelowJeff Blumenkrantz, Randy Graff and More to Sing the Songs of Edward Kleban at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Join us at Feinstein's/54 Below for an exploration of Kleban songs that range from hilariously funny to heart tugging to outrageous, all models of his impeccable craft. Expect a slew of Broadway performers including those who knew Ed and originated his work and new artists who grew up loving his songs. You'll even hear some cut songs from A Chorus Line, in a rare live performance! (more...)

Arizona Theatre Company Announces 50th Anniversary Season - RING OF FIRE, ACT OF GOD and More!Arizona Theatre Company Announces 50th Anniversary Season - RING OF FIRE, ACT OF GOD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Arizona Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season promises to be its most ambitious ever with a six-show mainstage lineup of the finest contemporary and classic American theatre.  The lineup ranges from the just-closed acclaimed Broadway hits King Charles III and An Act of God, by 13-time Emmy-winning writer and producer of The Daily Show With John Stewart; to the Johnny Cash musical Ring of Fire and an epic revival of the beloved musical about family, faith and tradition, Fiddler on The Roof.  (more...)

Gavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAYGavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Maize & Blue on Broadway is a one-night-only benefit concert on May 16, 2016 at 7PM at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) to celebrate the University of Michigan and its renowned Musical Theatre Department, as well as honor its longtime chair, Brent Wagner, who is retiring in May after 32 years of being the department's heart and soul.   (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre Company's STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: York Theatre Company's STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, celebrates musical revues with the final show of the Winter 2016 Musicals in Mufti Series: STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, with music by David Shire and lyrics and direction by Richard Maltby, Jr. The limited engagement opened last night, March 13, at The York Theatre Company, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at York Theatre Company's STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, Opening Tonight!Photo Flash: First Look at York Theatre Company's STARTING HERE, STARTING NOW, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Evans Haile, Interim Executive Director), dedicated to the development of new musicals and the preservation of musical gems from the past, celebrates musical revues with the final show of the Winter 2016 Musicals in Mufti Series: Starting Here, Starting Now, with music by David Shire and lyrics and direction by Richard Maltby, Jr. Check out photos below! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 3/12/2016
by - Mar 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 3/12/2016. (more...)

Amy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary SeasonAmy Herzog & Sarah Ruhl World Premieres, ASSASSINS and More Set for Yale Rep's 50th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE announces its 50th Anniversary Season, which will include three world premieres commissioned by Yale Rep and two contemporary masterpieces. (more...)

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