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BWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into the BelmontBWW Review: CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG Flies Into the Belmont
by Marakay Rogers - Nov 27, 2016

What do you get when you mix the dreator of James Bond, a flying car, and a country called Vulgaria? A musical with gadgets, spies, and family fun. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance CenterPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was honored to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star ofHamilton: An American Musical, to its West Loop facility, the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard. More than 160 invited guests included students and families participating in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Programs; members of Hubbard Street's Junior Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2 and the artists of its world-renowned main company; staff members and special guests; individual and foundation supporters of its Education Programs; and Season 38 Spotlight Ball attendees who made donations at the organization's annual gala. (more...)

John Barrowman Hosts and More Tickets Released for DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITSJohn Barrowman Hosts and More Tickets Released for DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS
by Marianka Swain - Sep 20, 2016

John Barrowman has been confirmed as the performing emcee for the European premiere of Disney's Broadway Hits at the Royal Albert Hall next month, as a small number of extra tickets are released for this hugely popular show. (more...)

WHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 SeasonWHEN THE RAIN STOPS FALLING Continues The Wilma Theater's 2016/17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Andrew Bovell's When the Rain Stops Falling continues the Wilma Theater's 2016-17 season. A fish falls from the sky in the year 2039. A man named Gabriel prepares to meet his adult son after being estranged for twenty years. He wonders why his son is coming and what he wants: to know who he is? Where he comes from? Where he belongs? Gabriel knows nothing; his own past escapes him. As the story of Gabriel's family unfolds onstage, his ancestors come alive around him to fill in the gaps. With its web of intricately overlapping connections, When the Rain Stops Falling follows four generations of a family from 1959 to 2039, and from London to Australia. As this family and their world evolve over time, one question remains: in the face of climate change, can we break our habits and change the way we live? (more...)

RUTHLESS! Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight; Tour in the WorksRUTHLESS! Takes Final Bow Off-Broadway Tonight; Tour in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash Ruthless! The Musical will end its 14-month run tonight, September 10th, prior to a national tour which will kick off in November -- finalized dates will be announced soon. (more...)

Off-Broadway Smash RUTHLESS! to Close TomorrowOff-Broadway Smash RUTHLESS! to Close Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! THE MUSICAL will conclude its triumphant 14-month run tomorrow (Saturday) at St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46 Street (just west of Eighth Ave.) RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, GYPSY, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Just some of the celebrities spotted in the audience have included Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release this fall. (more...)

Final 5 Performances of RUTHLESS!Final 5 Performances of RUTHLESS!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

There are only five performances remaining for the Off-Broadway smash RUTHLESS! The Musical, which concludes its triumphant 14-month run on September 10th.  (more...)

Public Art Performance Takes On Gun ViolencePublic Art Performance Takes On Gun Violence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2016

Crittically-acclaimed choreographe rRobert Sher-Machherndl, artistic director of high profile Lemon Sponge Cake Contemporary Ballet, is to create the world premiere of'White Fields', a site-specific public art dance performancefor Holiday Park, Boulder. (more...)

RUTHLESS! to Take Final Bow Off-Broadway This Fall; Tour in the WorksRUTHLESS! to Take Final Bow Off-Broadway This Fall; Tour in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash Ruthless! The Musical will end its 14-month run on September 10th, prior to a national tour which will kick off in November -- finalized dates will be announced soon. (more...)

Photo FLASH:  Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year AnniversaryPhoto FLASH: Cast of RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary on July 13th and the cast celebrated into the wee hours at Becco. RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015 to unanimous rave reviews led by Rex Reed who called the show, 'Malicious & Delicious...A Total Joy!' Just some of the celebrities who have been spotted in the audience so far include Ron Howard, Regis & Joy Philbin, Bernadette Peters, Lynn Cohen, Chelsie Hightower, Mario Cantone, Dmitry Chaplin, Laura Bell Bundy, Barbara Eden, Jan Maxwell, Legacy, Larry Thomas (The Soup Nazi), Jackie Hoffman, Sierra Boggess, and Dame Gillian Lynne. The original cast recording, produced by Robert Sher, is set for release later this summer. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Off-Broadway TodayRUTHLESS! Celebrates One-Year Anniversary Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, marked its one-year anniversary today (Wednesday). RUTHLESS! opened July 13, 2015. The company celebrated the big occasion in the best way possible - with the day off! (more...)

RUTHLESS! The Musical Sets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The new recording of RUTHLESS! The Musical, produced by Robert Sher for Caroline Records, will feature the entire original cast: Peter Land, Kim Maresca, Tori Murray, Rita McKenzie, Andrea McCullough, and Tracy Jai Edwards. The recording is set for today (Tuesday) at Carriage House Studios, with music supervision by Marvin Laird and music direction by Ricky Romano. (more...)

BUMBLESCRATCH Gala Charity Performance Set for Adelphi Theatre This AutumnBUMBLESCRATCH Gala Charity Performance Set for Adelphi Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

On Sunday 4 September 2016 at 7.30pm there will be a very special Gala Charity Concert of Robert J. Sherman's new musical BUMBLESCRATCH at the Adelphi Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside The Gala Benefit Evening Celebrating The Stecher and Horowitz FoundationPhoto Coverage: Inside The Gala Benefit Evening Celebrating The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 16, 2016

BroadwayWorld was there for the Gala Benefit Evening celebrating The Stecher and Horowitz Foundation. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Drury Lane Welcomes Director of New WorksDrury Lane Welcomes Director of New Works
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Executive Director Kyle DeSantis, Artistic Director William Osetek and Producer Drew DeSantis are proud to announce Laura Stanczyk, a New York-based independent producer and casting director, as the theatre's Director of New Works. In her new consulting role at Drury Lane, Stanczyk seeks out up-and-coming works, ushering in a new era for the theatre. Following in the footsteps of Founder Anthony DeSantis, the Drury Lane Executive Team aims to combine top quality Broadway hits with a commitment to developing new musicals to engage and stimulate the theatre's loyal and discerning audience. (more...)

REGROUP READS Spotlight Pulitzer Prize's 100th Anniversary in 2016REGROUP READS Spotlight Pulitzer Prize's 100th Anniversary in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2015

The 'ReGroup Reads' series is gearing up for its second year. The free reading series, based on the best of American Theatre playwriting has already presented works by Paul Green, Tennessee Williams, Lillian Hellman, Maxwell Anderson, George S. Kaufman and more in its first year. (more...)

The Wilma Theater Continues 2015-16 season with New Stoppard Play THE HARD PROBLEMThe Wilma Theater Continues 2015-16 season with New Stoppard Play THE HARD PROBLEM
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

Tom Stoppard's first new play since Rock 'n' Roll introduces us to Hilary, a 22-year-old psychology student applying for a coveted position with the Krohl Institute for Brain Science. As Hilary prays for strength to move beyond personal regrets, she passionately explores the blurred lines between science and psychology with her colleagues and her sometimes-lover Spike. Ethics are called into question as they delve into the 'hard problem' of consciousness versus gray matter, and debate whether altruism even exists. Following a sold-out run at the National Theatre in London, the Wilma-'America's foremost interpreter of the playwright's work' (Philadelphia Magazine)-is proud to be among the first to bring The Hard Problem to U.S. audiences. (more...)

Dramatists Guild President Doug Wright Releases Statement Regarding Recent Casting ControversiesDramatists Guild President Doug Wright Releases Statement Regarding Recent Casting Controversies
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2015

The Dramatists Guild defends playwrights against changes made to their work without expressed permission. (more...)

Bay Area Children's Theatre Opens CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG in Berkeley TodayBay Area Children's Theatre Opens CHITTY CHITTY BANG BANG in Berkeley Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2015

Chitty Chitty Bang, Bang, TYA-a lively new child-friendly stage version of the popular book, movie and Broadway show about the adventures of the Potts family and their flying car-opens today, November 14, at the Freight & Salvage, 2020 Addison Street, Berkeley 94703, at 11 a.m. (more...)

BWW Review: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Original Broadway Cast RecordingBWW Review: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Original Broadway Cast Recording
by Jenny Ell - Oct 29, 2015

It may have lasted a mere six weeks on Broadway earlier this year but Doctor Zhivago is not a brand new production, having originally debuted in California in 2006. Then followed an Australian touring production in 2011, Seoul in 2012 and the show had its Scandinavian premiere in 2014. Regrettably after failing to be nominated for any Tony Awards and a slump in ticket sales, the New York production did not last as long as hoped. This is not, however, a testament of its quality. (more...)

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