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by Roy Berko - Jul 21, 2017

A massive Blossom crowd, a nearly full amphitheater and a lawn in which not a blade of grass was not the covered with blankets, table cloths, lawn chairs and people, came out to hear the 'Best of Broadway,' a series of groovy music, jive, jazz, tin pan alley and ballads from the golden years of musicals performed on the Great White Way. (more...)

BWW Interview: CEO of  the San Diego Symphony Martha Gilmer, Part 2BWW Interview: CEO of the San Diego Symphony Martha Gilmer, Part 2
by Ron Bierman - Jul 12, 2017

As described in part one of the interview, Martha Gilmer works hard to expand San Diego Symphony audiences. That makes the summer program another priority. 'It's more ambitious than ever. We've really invested in it this year. And the results are spectacular. We already have advanced sales greater than those of past seasons.' Visiting artists include Leslie Odom Junior, Tony Bennett and Herb Alpert. There will also be a special program devoted to Broadway. Gilmer said Rob Fisher, 'Has created a program for San Diego, dedicated to the work of Bock and Harnik. Rob and I share a passion for little known musicals, but, of course, the second half will be Fiddler on the Roof.' Music director, conductor, and arranger Fisher's credits include Chicago, the recent revival of An American in Paris and many other successful productions. (more...)

Official: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and MoreOfficial: Ted Chapin Curates 92Y's New Lyrics & Lyricists Season, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Lynn Ahrens and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

92Y announces Ted Chapin, President & Chief Creative Officer of Rodgers & Hammerstein, will serve in the newly created role of Producer of Lyrics & Lyricists, beginning next season. For nearly five decades, L&L has been at the forefront of exploring and sharing the best of the American Songbook, and this opens a new chapter. (more...)

Deborah Grace Winer Steps Down as 92Y's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Artistic DirectorDeborah Grace Winer Steps Down as 92Y's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After presiding over her 50th original show as Artistic Director for the 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists American Songbook concert series, Deborah Grace Winer announced she will be leaving to explore new opportunities to celebrate classic Broadway and the American songbook. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch The Public Tell Its Story at 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' GalaBWW TV: Watch The Public Tell Its Story at 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, with musical direction by Rob Fisher and Nadia DiGiallonardo, the 90-minute concert featured songs from The Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals performed by some of the most celebrated voices in theater. Below, check out highlights from the show, which featured tunes from Hamilton, HAIR, A Chorus Line, Fun Home, Runaways, The Pirates of Penzance, Caroline, or Change, Here Lies Love and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Public Theater Lets the Sun Shine In at HAIR TO HAMILTON Gala!Photo Coverage: Public Theater Lets the Sun Shine In at HAIR TO HAMILTON Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 6, 2017

Just last night, The Public Theater celebrated its Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, at the Delacorte Theater. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, with musical direction by Rob Fisher and Nadia DiGiallonardo, the 90-minute concert featured songs from The Public's most beloved and groundbreaking musicals performed by some of the most celebrated voices in theater.  (more...)

Casting Announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Cleveland's Playhouse SquareCasting Announced for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at Cleveland's Playhouse Square
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Cleveland's Playhouse Square for a three-week engagement, June 20 - July 9, 2017. (more...)

John Lithgow, Will Swenson, Anika Noni Rose and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' GalaJohn Lithgow, Will Swenson, Anika Noni Rose and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for The Public Theater's Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, on Monday, June 5 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Ramin Karimloo, Lindsay Mendez, Billy Porter, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for 'YOUR CHOICE!' Concert at 92YVictoria Clark, Ramin Karimloo, Lindsay Mendez, Billy Porter, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for 'YOUR CHOICE!' Concert at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

92Y announces Lyrics & Lyricists Favorites: Your Choice!, the first-ever audience-choice concert for the country's preeminent American Songbook series, set for June 26, 2017. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James, Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Sydney Lucas and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' GalaBrian d'Arcy James, Christopher Jackson, Phillipa Soo, Sydney Lucas and More Sign on for The Public's 'HAIR TO HAMILTON' Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

The Public Theater announced today that The Public Theater's Annual Gala, HAIR TO HAMILTON, 50 Years of Revolutionary Musicals, will take place on Monday, June 5 at the Delacorte Theater. (more...)

Chicago Run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Goes on Sale This WeekChicago Run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Goes on Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2017

Broadway In Chicago has announced individual tickets for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will go on sale on Friday, May 19. (more...)

BWW TV: Terra C. MacLeod of CHICAGO National TourBWW TV: Terra C. MacLeod of CHICAGO National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - May 8, 2017

BWW TV: Terra C. MacLeod of CHICAGO National Tour (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Hosts Unsung Lyricists at 92YPhoto Coverage: Sheldon Harnick Hosts Unsung Lyricists at 92Y
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 7, 2017

The 92Y celebrated Songbook Classics By Unsung Lyricists last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/6/2017
by - May 6, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/6/2017. (more...)

Announcing the Pittsburgh Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!Announcing the Pittsburgh Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will open in Pittsburgh on May 30 for a two-week engagement at the Benedum Center May 30 - June 11. (more...)

Chuck & Lilli Cooper, Bryce Pinkham & Lauren Worsham and Ryan Silverman to Bring Lerner & Loewe Hits to 92YChuck & Lilli Cooper, Bryce Pinkham & Lauren Worsham and Ryan Silverman to Bring Lerner & Loewe Hits to 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Rob Berman, music director of the New York City Center Encores! series and recent Broadway musicals Dames at Sea, Bright Star and Tuck Everlasting, makes his L&L debut as artistic director for a captivating season-closer and night of romantic songs, from 'Almost Like Being in Love' to 'I Could Have Danced All Night.' Bringing Lerner and Loewe's worlds to life: the father-daughter team of Chuck Cooper and Lilli Cooper (The Life, and Spring Awakening, respectively); A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder co-stars Bryce Pinkham and Lauren Worsham; and Side Show's Ryan Silverman. (more...)

BWW Review: 'S Wonderful AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Enchants O.C.BWW Review: 'S Wonderful AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Enchants O.C.
by Michael L. Quintos - May 1, 2017

Strikingly refined yet pleasingly grounded and altogether delightful, the gorgeous 2015 Broadway musical stage adaptation of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS---inspired by the Academy Award-winning 1951 movie musical of the same name---is a sweepingly lush, dance-centric production that combines the high-brow sophistication of classical ballet with the pure exuberance and emotional highs and lows of musical theater. The resulting hybrid? Absolutely beguiling. The national tour production continues its 'S'wonderful' Orange County debut through May 7, 2017. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Extends Booking to January 2018!AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Extends Booking to January 2018!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film An American in Paris has been ecstatically received by audiences and critics since opening at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre on 21 March 2017. The smash hit production has now extended booking, with tickets on sale until Saturday 27 January 2018. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy CenterHAMILTON, THE HUMANS, Taylor Mac and More Highlight 2017-18 at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts today announced programming for its 2017-2018 theater season in an event on the famed Opera House stage that showcased performances from a range of work being presented and produced this season. (more...)

Most Awarded Musical of 2015 to Play Seattle's Paramount TheatreMost Awarded Musical of 2015 to Play Seattle's Paramount Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre for a one-week engagement from May 9 - 14. (more...)

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