Rodgers & Hammerstein News

WPRI's THE RHODE SHOW to Air 'PPAC's TIMELESS TALES OF HOPE AND HEART', 10/4-5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

The Providence Performing Arts Center and WPRI's "The Rhode Show" are pleased to announce that "The Rhode Show Primetime Special: Providence Performing Arts Center's Timeless Tales of Hope and Heart" will air on WPRI (CBS) 12 on Saturday, October 4 at 7:30P and on WNAC Fox Providence on Sunday, October 5 at 10:35P. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd & Judy Kaye Onstage in Broadway's CINDERELLA
by Stage Tube - Sep 30, 2014

Currently appearing in Cinderella are Keke Palmer in the title role, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Sherri Shepherd as Madame (until Nov. 23) , Judy Kaye as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as stepsister Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Bartlett as Sebastian, Prince Topher's mentor and Lord Chancellor, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/30/14 - INDIAN INK Opens, HERE LIES LOVE Begins in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 30, 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: It's another big night for off-Broadway, with the London transfer of HERE LIES LOVE, Roundabout's INDIAN INK and MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES opening, and FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE beginning tonight! (more...)

Broadway San Jose Concludes Most Successful Season to Date
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, concluded its 2013-14 season with back-to-back, record-breaking engagements of JERSEY BOYS and WICKED, making the fifth Broadway touring season San Jose's most successful to date. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Inside a Magical CINDERELLA Fitting with Paige Faure and William Ivey Long!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014 ,and the cast and creative team is hard at work making final preparations. In the exclusive video below, BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge takes you inside the fitting room with six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long and Cinderella herself, Paige Faure. Go behind the scenes of the magical costume fitting below! (more...)

BWW TV: It's Possible! Lesley Ann Warren Returns to Her CINDERELLA Roots Onstage at the Broadway Theatre
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2014

Where have the 50 years gone? Academy AwardŽ nominee Lesley Ann Warren - who was all of 18 years old when CBS-TV selected her as its CINDERELLA for the famed 1965 telecast of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA - joined the cast of the current Broadway company on stage to perform a number from the musical at the conclusion of the September 23rd performance. Miss Warren's CINDERELLA was such a success for CBS that the musical aired once each year for 8 years until 1974. Miss Warren's appearance coincides with the 50th anniversary release of the telecast. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a behind the scenes interview with Warren, as well as highlights from her special performance of 'It's Possible.' (more...)

BWW TV: The Prince Is Giving a Ball! Watch a Performance Preview of CINDERELLA on Tour!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones in role of Prince Topher. The company just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the full company about the show. Check out what they had to say, plus watch a special performance preview of 'The Prince Is Giving a Ball' and 'Ten Minutes Ago' below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of the CINDERELLA National Tour
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones in role of Prince Topher. The company just met the press and below you can check out photos from inside the special event! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Here Ye! Go Inside the Performance Preview for CINDERELLA on Tour
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones in role of Prince Topher. The company just met the press and below you can check out photos from inside the performance preview! (more...)

ROCKIN' RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN and OZ IN CONCERT to Round Out PRiMA Theatre's 2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

PRiMA's final productions of the 2014 season are nothing less than musical fireworks to celebrate the Fall and holiday season. (more...)

Confirmed! DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Planned for Broadway in April of 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com exclusively broke the news that Doctor Zhivago is headed to Broadway in early 2015. The show will likely replace RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA at the Broadway Theatre after that production closes on January 3, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paige Faure and William Ivey Long Prepare for CINDERELLA Tour
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 25, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, and the cast and creative team is hard at work making final preparations. In the exclusive photos below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the fitting room with six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long and Cinderella herself, Paige Faure. Go behind the scenes of the magical costume fitting below! (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA to Launch UK Tour in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Music & Lyrics Limited and Royal & Derngate Northampton present a new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical OKLAHOMA!, directed by Rachel Kavanaugh and with new choreography by Drew McOnie, which will tour the UK and Ireland next year, opening at the Derngate Theatre Northampton on 19 February 2015. (more...)

Broadway League Sets 2014 National Education, Community Engagement Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The Broadway League has announced the recipients of its nineteenth annual National Education and Community Engagement Grants. These grants support inspired and inventive programs for a wide range of participants to experience and understand Broadway performances as a form of artistic expression and a powerful educational tool. (more...)

Photos: Academy Award Nominee & CINDERELLA TV Star Lesley Ann Warren Joins Broadway Show for Encore!
by Walter McBride - Sep 24, 2014

Where have the 50 years gone? Academy AwardŽ nominee Lesley Ann Warren - who was all of 18 years old when CBS-TV selected her as its CINDERELLA for the famed 1965 telecast of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA - joined the cast of the current Broadway company on stage to perform a number from the musical at the conclusion of the September 23rd performance. Miss Warren's CINDERELLA was such a success for CBS that the musical aired once each year for 8 years until 1974. Miss Warren's appearance coincides with the 50th anniversary release of the DVD of the 1965 CBS telecast (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at CINDERELLA with Lesley Ann Warren
by Walter McBride - Sep 24, 2014

First the star joined the cast of the current Broadway company on stage to perform a number from the musical at the conclusion of the September 23rd performance. Then she went backstage to talk to the press, meet the cast and more! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes GODSPELL, GLEE Star Telly Leung
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2014

On Monday, September 22 the Theater People Podcast welcomes the multi-talented Telly Leung. Topics discussed include his work on the musical TV show GLEE, his work on Broadway including FLOWER DRUM SONG, the groundbreaking 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim' PACIFIC OVERTURES, RENT, and GODSPELL, and his new role as a producer on the rock musical short film GRIND starring Anthony Rapp. (more...)

NeNe Leakes to Return as 'Roz' for Final Season of GLEE
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

NeNe Leakes' wishes have been granted. TVGuide reveals that the future CINDERELLA Broadway star will return for GLEE's sixth and final season as Cheerios coach 'Roz Washington'. FOX has yet to officially confirm the news. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell- Birdland Edition!
by Broadway Quick Change - Sep 17, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the dressing room of one of New York City's hottest music venues- Birdland! (more...)

Lesley Ann Warren Will Perform with Cast of CINDERELLA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Academy AwardŽ nominee Lesley Ann Warren, who starred in the 1965 television version of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella will attend the Broadway production and join the cast during the curtain call for an encore performance of "Ten Minutes Ago" on September 23. (more...)

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