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CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22CSC's ALLEGRO Cast and More Set for Panel, Performance at 92Y, 10/22
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

In advance of Classic Stage Company's rare production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's 1947 musical Allegro, CSC's artistic director Brian Kulick and Tony Award-winning director John Doyle lead a conversation on the legendary team's most personal, groundbreaking and little-known work. The discussion also includes Ted Chapin, president and executive director of Rodgers & Hammerstein: An Imagem Company, and cast members George Abud, Claybourne Elder, and Jane Pfitsch. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Three-Time Tony Nominee Celia Keenan-BolgerTheater People Podcast Welcomes Three-Time Tony Nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 19, 2014

On Monday, October 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes three time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger. Topics discussed include her Broadway debut in the popular 2005 musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, her critically acclaimed turns in the Broadway productions of PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER and last year's THE GLASS MENAGERIE. She also talks about taking on the new play THE OLDEST BOY, currently in previews at the Mitzi Newhouse theater at Lincoln Theater, and the exciting experience of working for the first time on a play with two women at the helm--the playwright Sarah Ruhl, and director Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

77 Schools to Participate in Hennepin Theatre Trust 's 2014-15 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program77 Schools to Participate in Hennepin Theatre Trust 's 2014-15 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced that a record number of 77 schools will participate in the 2014-2015 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program, including 13 new schools and 17 from greater Minnesota. Now celebrating its Tenth Anniversary, SpotLight is the Trust's premier education initiative which supports and honors Minnesota high school musical theatre students and programs that produce annual musicals. A full list of schools appears below and is also available online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org. (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Tickets for CINDERELLA Go on Sale This Friday in ChicagoTickets for CINDERELLA Go on Sale This Friday in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Broadway In Chicago is pleased to announce that individual tickets for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, go on sale to the public this Friday, October 17 at 10 AM. CINDERELLA will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from December 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at CINDERELLA, Coming to the Arsht Center This MonthPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at CINDERELLA, Coming to the Arsht Center This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County's Ziff Ballet Opera House for a limited engagement starting October 28 through November 2, 2014. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the stars onstage! (more...)

Photo Flash: CINDERELLA Tour Celebrates a Magical Opening Night in ProvidencePhoto Flash: CINDERELLA Tour Celebrates a Magical Opening Night in Providence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Cinderella just launched 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. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Sets 2015 Summer Season: KINKY BOOTS, CINDERELLA & MorePittsburgh CLO Sets 2015 Summer Season: KINKY BOOTS, CINDERELLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced that the 2013 Tony Award-winner for BEST MUSICAL, KINKY BOOTS, will make its Pittsburgh premiere as part of the 2015 Summer Season at the Benedum Center. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Undeniably Magical CINDERELLA Launches National Tour in ProvidenceBWW Reviews: Undeniably Magical CINDERELLA Launches National Tour in Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - Oct 14, 2014

The cast and crew of CINDERELLA have already polished their performance to a brilliant shine; this tour is Broadway quality in every particular, brimming with talent, and an utter delight and a joy to watch. From singing and dancing to costumes and sets, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA is one of the highest caliber shows to play PPAC in recent years. (more...)

Be A 'Fairy Godmother', Donate A Dress to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State in Celebration of CINDERELLA at PPACBe A 'Fairy Godmother', Donate A Dress to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State in Celebration of CINDERELLA at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State (BBBSOS), and the company of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA are pleased to announce that starting now through Friday, October 17 at 3P, donations of girls' princess and teen prom dresses for girls in need will be accepted at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State Donation Center's Cranston, RI location at 1540 Pontiac Avenue. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/10/14 - CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Tour, THE NANCE on PBS, WHILE I YET LIVE Opens & More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/10/14 - CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST on Tour, THE NANCE on PBS, WHILE I YET LIVE Opens & More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 10, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: CINDERELLA and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST go on tour, THE NANCE airs on PBS and Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE opens on Sunday! (more...)

Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Lin-Manuel MirandaTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 5, 2014

On Monday, October 6th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony, Emmy, Drama Desk, Obie winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda. Topics discussed include Miranda's upcoming new musical HAMILTON--which makes it's world premiere at the Public Theater in January, the Tony winning IN THE HEIGHTS, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, AND 21 CHUMP STREET--The short musical Miranda wrote for NPR's 'This American Life.' (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 10/3/2014SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 10/3/2014
by BWW - Oct 3, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 10/3/2014. (more...)

WPRI's THE RHODE SHOW to Air 'PPAC's TIMELESS TALES OF HOPE AND HEART', 10/4-5WPRI'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 CINDERELLASTAGE 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!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 DateBroadway 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!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 TheatreBWW 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...)

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