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BroadwayWorld's 2014 Theater Awards Season Calendar - All You Need to Know!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 16, 2014

The 2014 theatre awards season is quickly approaching, and keeping track of all of the important dates for the many ceremonies and their corresponding nomination announcements is no easy feat. Stay up to date on all the need-to-know facts with BroadwayWorld's Awards Season Calendar below! (more...)

Disney Releases LET IT GO: THE COMPLETE SET ft. 50 International Versions
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Walt Disney Records has released 'Let It Go: The Complete Set', a 'three disc set' featuring fifty tracks consisting of official, international versions of the Academy-Award winning song (more...)

AVENUE Q UK Tour Announces Dates Through September
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Sell a Door Theatre and Richard Darbourne Ltd are delighted to announce that due to popular demand the UK Tour of Avenue Q has been extended to include new dates in Glasgow, Carlisle, Wimbledon, Cork, Portsmouth and Birmingham (full listings attached). A smash hit on Broadway, in the West End and worldwide, the award-winning comedy musical opens at Greenwich Theatre next Wednesday 23 April before embarking on a 4 month UK Tour. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Ticket Policy at Segerstrom Center, 5/13-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, are pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the Orange County engagement, May 13 - 25, 2014. The production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Segerstrom Hall box office, making a limited number of tickets available for $25 each. (more...)

OLIVIERS 2014: The Full List Of Winners And Nominees!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 13, 2014

The Olivier Awards 2014 are presented this evening - keep an eye on this page, updating live, for the results. Established in 1976, the Laurence Olivier Awards celebrate the world-class status of London's theatre and are Britain's most prestigious stage honours. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat tonight, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT. (more...)

Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Announces 2014 National Music Theater Conference Selections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

The Eugene O'Neill Theater Center announced today its two new musicals selected for development at the 36th National Music Theater Conference: The War Dept. and The White City. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Begins Performances 5/13 at Ohio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

From South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone, THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play Columbus at the Ohio Theatre May 13-25. (more...)

Hilarious Modern Musical AVENUE Q Comes to BPA, May 9-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

Join us for the laugh-out-loud racy hit next May at BPA - a comedy strictly for adults. AVENUE Q is a gut-bustingly hilarious modern musical focusing on a group of unique 20-somethings making their way in the big city to seek their purpose in life. Although the show addresses humorous adult issues, it is similar to a beloved children's show; a place where puppets are friends, monsters are good, and life lessons are learned. (more...)

FROZEN Soundtrack Holds Strong at Top of Billboard Album Chart for 9th Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 09, 2014

BURBANK, Calif., April 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ The Platinum-certified Frozen soundtrack maintains the No. 1 slot on the Billboard Top 200 album chart spending nine non-consecutive weeks in the top position according to Nielsen SoundScan. Selling 149,000 copies in the week ending April 6, the soundtrack has sold 1.9 million copies and 5.9 million combined digital tracks in its 19 th week of release. Frozen is the first album to sell a million units in 2014 and isexpected to cross 2M sales later this week. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 09, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Hold onto your hats! Shows beginning in late April include 'Avenue Q,' 'Ragtime,' 'Juno,' 'Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!,' 'How To Succeed...,' 'Hair,' 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Motown' and 'The Wizard Of Oz!' AMAZING! Plus news from The Second City, the Goodman, that JCS arena tour, a 2015 'Little Shop' and the return of the Mormons! Whew! (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Nic Rouleau and Ben Platt Set for Twitter Chat, April 11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 08, 2014

We can't wait to say 'Hello' to the stars of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON -- live online! Nic Rouleau (Elder Price) and Ben Platt (Elder Cunningham) will participate in a Twitter chat on Friday, April 11 at 5 p.m. ET. Find THE BOOK OF MORMON on Twitter @BookofMormon. The chat will be marked by the hashtag #BOMCHAT. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy at PPAC; Performances Begin 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins April 29, 2014 at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) in Providence, RI and plays a limited two-week engagement through May 11, 2014. THE BOOK OF MORMON is part of the Taco/The White Family Foundation Broadway Series. In Providence, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the PPAC Box Office (220 Weybosset Street in downtown Providence), making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Mercury Theater Chicago to Present AVENUE Q, 4/24-6/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 03, 2014

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N. Southport Avenue, presents Chicago's home-grown version of the hilarious Broadway musical AVENUE Q, running from April 24 through June 29, 2014. Winner of the Tony 'Triple Crown' for Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book in 2004, AVENUE Q is part flesh, part felt, and packed with heart. The production will be led by Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Direction), and Kevin Bellie (Choreography) and features custom made puppets by Russ Walko. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kristen Bell Sings FROZEN's 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?'
by Stage Tube - Apr 02, 2014

Earlier this year, the music of Disney's mega-hit film FROZEN was celebrated with live performances at Los Angeles' Vibrato Grill Jazz club. Kristen Bell (voice of Anna), Idina Menzel (voice of Elsa), Josh Gad (voice of Olaf) and Santino Fontana (voice of Hans) took the stage, accompanied by a live orchestra conducted by David Metzger, to perform songs from the Oscar®-nominated, Golden Globe®-winning film, including the Oscar-nominated 'Let It Go.' In the video below, catch Bell's performance of 'Do You Want to Build a Snowman?' (more...)

VIDEO: Robert Lopez Chats Debut of Newest Show '1001 NIGHTS'
by TV News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Robert Lopez appeared on Atlanta's '11Alive' with host Melissa Long today to talk about his new show, '1001 Nights: A Love Story about Loving Stories.' (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Will Return to Chicago in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Apr 02, 2014

Following its record-breaking 43-week engagement in the 13-14 season, THE BOOK OF MORMON will return to Chicago's Bank of America Theatre in 2015 for a strictly limited engagement from February 24, 2015 - May 17, 2015. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON, ANNIE & More Set for Broadway In Jacksonville's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

The FSCJ Artist Series, sponsored by Chase has announced the 2014-2015 Broadway in Jacksonville Season! From the creators of South Park and winner of nine Tony Awards, THE BOOK OF MORMON will play a limited one-week engagement from February 3-8, 2015. The New York Times calls it 'the best musical of this century' and Entertainment Weekly says it's 'the funniest musical of all time.' Season subscribers receive priority ticket opportunities to shows so a season subscription is the best way to guarantee seats to THE BOOK OF MORMON. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - CASA VALENTINA, Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 01, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CASA VALENTINA and THE VELOCITY OF AUTUMN begin previews on Broadway tonight, Vanessa Williams joins AFTER MIDNIGHT and more! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Scene at the New York Pops' ON BROADWAY Concert with Andrew Rannells & Stephanie J. Block
by Randy Rainbow - Mar 31, 2014

The New York Pops just presented On Broadway- an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)

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