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BWW Review: Can Andy Karl Draw Sweet Water From GROUNDHOG DAY's Foul Well?BWW Review: Can Andy Karl Draw Sweet Water From GROUNDHOG DAY's Foul Well?
by Michael Dale - May 1, 2017

In 1957, Meredith Willson wagered he could get Broadway audiences to cheer for THE MUSIC MAN's serial swindler who cheats nice people out of their hard-earned money and harasses the leading lady on the street and at her workplace while lying his way into her arms. Fortunately for him, the handsome and charming Robert Preston seduced audiences as well as Professor Harold Hill seduced early 20th Century Iowans. (more...)

Palos Verdes Performing Arts Marks 60th Anniversary of THE MUSIC MANPalos Verdes Performing Arts Marks 60th Anniversary of THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Palos Verdes Performing Arts concludes its 34th season with a new production of Meredith Willson's musical comedy 'The Music Man' to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the critically acclaimed Broadway classic. The production will run for 11 performances, April 21-May 7 at the 450-seat Norris Theatre. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning MoviesBWW Exclusive: A History of Tony Award Winning Plays Becoming Oscar Award Winning Movies
by Katherine Blauvelt - Mar 11, 2017

Late last month, Viola Davis took home the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Rose Maxson in FENCES. Based on the August Wilson play of the same name, FENCES is the story of an African-American family living in the Hill District of Pittsburgh in 1950s. (more...)

Cast Complete for Michele Ragusa-Led MAME at Riverside TheatreCast Complete for Michele Ragusa-Led MAME at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the classic Broadway hit, Mame, which performs on the Stark Stage from March 7-26, 2017. Mame is sponsored by the O'Haire Fessler Group - Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

BWW Preview: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The ArtsBWW Preview: GREASE at Winslow Homer Center For The Arts
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Mar 4, 2017

Tell me more, tell me more! After many years without a spring show, the Oak Hill Players of Scarborough High School are beginning rehearsals for the smash hit musical, Grease! The cast includes myself, junior Samuel Laro (Crazy for You, Anything Goes, Little Shop of Horrors) as greaser Danny Zuko, and senior Hallie Scammell (Crazy for You, West Side Story, White Christmas) as the hopelessly devoted Sandy Dumbrowski. (more...)

Shirley Jones Will Be Inducted Into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of FameShirley Jones Will Be Inducted Into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

Theater, television and film icon, Shirley Jones, will be inducted into the Bucks County Playhouse Hall of Fame during the Playhouse's third Oscar Hammerstein Festival, April 22-23, 2017. (more...)

Cast Complete for Michele Ragusa-Led MAME at Riverside TheatreCast Complete for Michele Ragusa-Led MAME at Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Riverside Theatre, led by Producing Artistic Director/CEO Allen D. Cornell and Managing Director/COO Jon R. Moses, present the classic Broadway hit, Mame, which performs on the Stark Stage from March 7-26, 2017. Mame is sponsored by the O'Haire Fessler Group - Merrill Lynch Wealth Management and Riverside Theatre's Patron Producers Group. (more...)

The School of Theatre at Florida State University Presents THE MUSIC MANThe School of Theatre at Florida State University Presents THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

The School of Theatre is proud to present the tenth annual Benefit Concert with a performance of Meredith Willson's The Music Man on the Fallon Stage, Saturday, December 17th. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Shares Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Clips from SNL EpisodeLin-Manuel Miranda Shares Behind-the-Scenes Photos and Clips from SNL Episode
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Last night Lin-Manuel Miranda hosted Saturday Night Live on SNL to great acclaim! Check out his tweets from today, which reveal behind-the-scenes moments, below! What did you think of Lin-Manuel as SNL host? Tweet us @BroadwayWorld with #SNLinManuel. (more...)

BWW Review: I DO, I DO at Chestnut Fine Arts CenterBWW Review: I DO, I DO at Chestnut Fine Arts Center
by Alan Portner - Oct 4, 2016

A gentle, pleasant evening at the Chestnut (more...)

Working Management and Hayes Theatre Company Present MACK AND MABELWorking Management and Hayes Theatre Company Present MACK AND MABEL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

Working Management in association with Hayes Theatre Co is thrilled to announce the first Sydney professional production of Jerry Herman's MACK AND MABEL, which will play a strictly limited season at Hayes Theatre Co from November 18. A dazzling musical comedy that is both a poignant love story and a joyous celebration of Hollywood's golden age, MACK AND MABEL is based on the real-life tumultuous romantic relationship between early 1900s legendary filmmaker Mack Sennett and accidental starlet Mabel Normand. (more...)

Barbara Cook Postpones Discussion and Book-Signing at The Drama Book ShopBarbara Cook Postpones Discussion and Book-Signing at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

As previously announced, the Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will host actress and singer Barbara Cook for a discussion and signing of her new memoir, Then and Now this fall. Previously scheduled for  Thursday, October 13th at 5:00pm, Miss Cook will sit down with playwright Steven Carl McCasland for an in intimate conversation about her life, career and revealing autobiography. The event will be rescheduled for a later date to be announced shortly. (more...)

IVRT Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA in ClaremontIVRT Presents VICTOR/VICTORIA in Claremont
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Set in Paris in the 1930s, Victor/Victoria tells the story of talented singer Victoria Grant, down on her luck and out of a job, only to change her identity (and gender!) to become the toast of Paris as 'Count Victor of Poland,' a man who imitates a woman in the local cabaret. Amy Gillette will portray Victor/Victoria, the role made famous by Julie Andrews in the 1980 Blake Edwards movie of the same name. Ron Hastings plays the role of Toddy, played in the movie by Robert Preston. This musical won the IVRT audience poll and is being produced by IVRT for two nights and one matinee only, on Tuesday and Wednesday, September 27 and 28 at the Candlelight Pavilion in Claremont. (more...)

Barbara Cook to Chat & Sign THEN AND NOW Memoir at The Drama Book ShopBarbara Cook to Chat & Sign THEN AND NOW Memoir at The Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

The Tony Award-winning Drama Book Shop will welcome legendary actress and singer Barbara Cook for a discussion and signing of her new memoir, Then and Now, on Thursday, October 13th at 5:00pm. (more...)

10 on Tuesday with Edward Watts10 on Tuesday with Edward Watts
by Misha Davenport - Aug 9, 2016

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Biography of 'The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin' Released July 12thBiography of 'The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin' Released July 12th
by Michael Dale - Jul 11, 2016

David Kaufman writes of the life and career of one of the most beloved performers in American theatre. (more...)

Before HAMILTON, Before 1776: Three Revolutionary Broadway MusicalsBefore HAMILTON, Before 1776: Three Revolutionary Broadway Musicals
by Michael Dale - Jun 23, 2016

Three lesser-known Broadway musicals that drew their stories from the Spirit of '76. (more...)

Barbara Cook Celebrates THEN AND NOW with Sold-Out Concert Tonight at Feinstein's/54 BelowBarbara Cook Celebrates THEN AND NOW with Sold-Out Concert Tonight at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

To celebrate the release of her memoir, THEN AND NOW (Harper/HarperCollins Publishers; on sale June 21, 2016), Barbara Cook is performing at Feinstein's/54 Below tonight at 7 PM, marking her first concert in over a year. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at at Flat Rock Playhouse's THE MUSIC MANPhoto Flash: First Look at at Flat Rock Playhouse's THE MUSIC MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

The Flat Rock Playhouse 2016 season will continue with Tony award-winning musical The Music Man, which will run from June 16th through July 9th at the Clyde & Nina Allen Mainstage in the village of Flat Rock. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/16- Robert PrestonSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/8/16- Robert Preston
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Robert Preston! best remembered for his performance as 'Professor' Harold Hill in Meredith Willson's musical The Music Man (1962). He had already won a Tony Award for his performance in the original Broadway production, in 1957. In 1965 he was the male part of a duo-lead musical, I Do! I Do! with Mary Martin, for which he won his second Tony Award. He played the title role in the musical Ben Franklin in Paris and originated the role of Henry II in the original production of The Lion in Winter. In 1974 he starred alongside Bernadette Peters in Jerry Herman's Broadway musical Mack & Mabel as Mack Sennett, the famous silent film director. That same year (1974) the film version of Mame, another famed Jerry Herman musical, was released with Preston starring, alongside Lucille Ball, in the role of Beauregard Burnside. (more...)

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