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New Musical BOSTON|NEBRASKA To Have First Staged ReadingNew Musical BOSTON|NEBRASKA To Have First Staged Reading
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Blake Allen, known for his innovative bridging of contemporary music and theater through composition, performance and advocacy, announces first AEA staged reading of Boston|Nebraska, based upon the literary work of Willa Cather, April 3 and 4 in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Joel Grey & More CHICAGO Alumni Surprise John Kander for His 90th Birthday!Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera, Joel Grey & More CHICAGO Alumni Surprise John Kander for His 90th Birthday!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 22, 2017

Just last night, the record-breaking hit musical Chicago celebrated composer John Kander's 90th birthday at the Ambassador Theatre. Mr Kander was in the house for the special night, which featured surprise appearances by Colman Domingo, Joel Grey, James Naughton, Bebe Neuwirth, Chita Rivera and Karen Ziemba. (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Emily Skinner and More Sign on for 92Y's Women's History Month ConcertMarilyn Maye, Emily Skinner and More Sign on for 92Y's Women's History Month Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

Lyrics & Lyricists celebrates Women's History Month with a multi-generational cast of divas - Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert and Emily Skinner - paying tribute to these and other groundbreaking women artists who stand on their shoulders today. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Preview Performances Begin TomorrowAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Preview Performances Begin Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Previews begin tomorrow (Saturday 4 March 2017) for the highly anticipated new musical An American in Paris. Reduced prices (up to Ł10.00 off) apply at all performances from Saturday 4 March - Friday 31 March 2017. (more...)

Garen Scribner and Sara Esty to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Smith Center This AprilGaren Scribner and Sara Esty to Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Smith Center This April
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

???????AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards, will play Las Vegas' The Smith Center for a one week engagement April 11 - April 16, 2017. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Welcomes New Jerry MulliganAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Tour Welcomes New Jerry Mulligan
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

The North American tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, winner of four Tony Awards®, welcomes McGee Maddox in the role of Jerry Mulligan this April. Maddox, a former Principal Dancer with The National Ballet of Canada, replaces Garen Scribner who will play his final performance on Sunday, April 16 in Las Vegas. (more...)

Brandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block for CHICAGO in D.C. This AprilBrandy Norwood to Return to the Cell Block for CHICAGO in D.C. This April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler and the The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announce that Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood will play 'Roxie Hart' when the production returns to Washington, D.C. at the Kennedy Center. CHICAGO THE MUSICAL will play a limited two-week engagement from April 4-16, 2017. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline THE MAIN EVENT Fundraiser in NorfolkKelli O'Hara to Headline THE MAIN EVENT Fundraiser in Norfolk
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

On March 26, 2017, THE MAIN Event: A Celebration for the Arts, presented by TowneBank, will bring a private weekend celebration of arts and culture to downtown Norfolk. (more...)

Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner & More Set for 92Y's Women's History Month Concert, 'BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM'Nancy Opel, Emily Skinner & More Set for 92Y's Women's History Month Concert, 'BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series will present BABY, DREAM YOUR DREAM: DOROTHY FIELDS AND THE WOMEN OF THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK, featuring Deborah Grace Winer (Artistic Director, Writer & Host), John Oddo (Music Director) and Mark Waldrop (Stage Director), with Marilyn Maye, Kenita Miller, Nancy Opel, Margo Seibert and Emily Skinner on vocals. (more...)

NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George making his touring Broadway debut in the role of "Billy Flynn." (more...)

He's the Top! Rebecca Luker and More to Celebrate Cole Porter at 92YHe's the Top! Rebecca Luker and More to Celebrate Cole Porter at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Artistic director David Loud leads a stellar Broadway cast - Allison Blackwell, Lewis Cleale, Nikki Renee Daniels, Rebecca Luker and Matthew Scott - through Porter's most exquisite creations, including songs from such smash-hit shows as Anything Goes and Kiss Me, Kate. The show runs February 11-13, 2017 as part of 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists series. (more...)

BWW Review: Gloriously Rendered AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Fox TheatreBWW Review: Gloriously Rendered AN AMERICAN IN PARIS at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Jan 23, 2017

The 1951 film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, was recently broadcast on Turner Classic Movies, and I had a chance to watch it before attending the recent musical adaptation that is currently playing the Fox Theatre. The film is a classic, and I'm happy to report that the new musical version is an excellent take on the story. Filled with wonderful "triple threat" (acting, dancing, singing) performances that do more than justice to the original work, this is an uplifting, amusing, and immensely entertaining production that I cannot recommend highly enough. The opportunity to hear such lush orchestrations of George Gershwin's (lyrics by Ira Gershwin) music, combined with some extraordinary dance sequences and a compelling story, is one that should not be missed.The 1951 film, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, was recently broadcast on Turner Classic Movies, and I had a chance to watch it before attending the recent musical adaptation that is currently playing the Fox Theatre. The film is a classic, and I'm happy to report that the new musical version is an excellent take on the story. Filled with wonderful "triple threat" (acting, dancing, singing) performances that do more than justice to the original work, this is an uplifting, amusing, and immensely entertaining production that I cannot recommend highly enough. The opportunity to hear such lush orchestrations of George Gershwin's (lyrics by Ira Gershwin) music, combined with some extraordinary dance sequences and a compelling story, is one that should not be missed. (more...)

Photo Coverage:  92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS Celebrates Harold ArlenPhoto Coverage: 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS Celebrates Harold Arlen
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 23, 2017

The 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists 2017 opened this weekend celebrating the music of Harold Arlen and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

NFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in AkronNFL's Eddie George Headed Back to the Courtroom for CHICAGO Tour in Akron
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George in the role of 'Billy Flynn' for a special two-night engagement at Akron's E.J. Thomas Hall, May 9 & 10, 2017, as part of the Broadway in Akron Series. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin in London for AN AMERICAN IN PARISRehearsals Begin in London for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

Rehearsals begin in London today for the highly anticipated new West End musical An American in Paris. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

Singer Lynn Henderson will reprise her critically lauded cabaret show, 'T'Ain't Nobody's Bizness If I Do, at Don't Tell Mama on Saturday, January 28th for one show only. (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's CAROUSEL, Starring Kelli O'Hara, Now Available for Pre-OrderLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER's CAROUSEL, Starring Kelli O'Hara, Now Available for Pre-Order
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

On April 26, 2013, PBS' Live From Lincoln Center presented the New York Philharmonic's production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's iconic American musical, CAROUSEL, featuring a star-studded cast including Kelli O'Hara, Nathan Gunn, Stephanie Blythe, Shuler Hensley, Jason Danieley, and Jessie Mueller. (more...)

CHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This SpringCHICAGO, Featuring John O'Hurley, Lands in Providence This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Producers Barry and Fran Weissler announced that the suave, debonair, award-winning actor and star of stage, TV & film John O'Hurley will reprise the role of Billy Flynn in Providence at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), May 2 - 7, 2017. In Providence, CHICAGO is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Make North Texas Debut This WinterAN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Make North Texas Debut This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, the most awarded new musical of 2015 and winner of four Tony Awards®, will play the Music Hall at Fair Park January 31 - February 12, 2017, for two weeks presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. (more...)

92Y's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Season Opener GET HAPPY to Celebrate Harold Arlen92Y's 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Season Opener GET HAPPY to Celebrate Harold Arlen
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

January may bring 'Stormy Weather' and only a 'Paper Moon' but we've 'Got the World on a String' and are 'Over the Rainbow.' Lyrics & Lyricists 2017 season opens with 'Get Happy: Harold Arlen's Early Years,' celebrating the composer of those American Songbook classics, and hundreds more. The show will run January 21-23, 2017 at 92Y. (more...)

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