Rodgers & Hammerstein News

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...)

Tickets On Sale Sept. 19 for Broadway Sacramento's DIRTY DANCING, JOSEPH..., and RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Single-show tickets go on sale Sept. 19 for three hit musicals in the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season: Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, the high-energy musical based on the beloved 1987 movie; a new production of the ever-popular Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, featuring two stars from American Idol and Broadway fame; and the return of the audience favorite RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, in a newly expanded version of the show (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd in Broadway's CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Keke Palmer made her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA earlier this week on, September 9, 2014, making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Former co-host of THE VIEW, Sherri Shepherd, also joined the production as 'Madame.' Check out a first look at the pair in the production below! (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella - Remastered
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 12, 2014


WAKE UP with BWW 9/12/14 - LOVE LETTERS, 'BOGEYMAN', 'MOLLY BROWN', Stritch at 54 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 12, 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: LOVE LETTERS begins previews Saturday, off-Broadway gets crowded with shows tonight, including STALKING THE BOGEYMAN, Broadway celebs get together to tribute Elaine Stritch this evening, and THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN hits the stage in Denver! (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Kelli O'Hara, Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale Set for Encores! Celebrates Rodgers, Hammerstein & Hart Gala, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Encores! Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein and Hart, New York City Center's annual Gala on October 27, 2014, will feature the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers, Oscar Hammerstein II, and Lorenz Hart (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Comes to the Academy of Music, 11/25-30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators ofSouth Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Academy of Music for a limited engagement over the Thanksgiving holidays from Nov. 25 - 30 as part of Broadway Philadelphia, presented collaboratively by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization. (more...)

Bob Dylan, NEWSIES, Ira Glass, Neil deGrasse Tyson and More Set for The Kimmel Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Kimmel Center kicks off its 2014-2015 season this week with more than 100 new shows on sale to the public for the first time, including multi-Grammy winner and Songwriters Hall of Famer Bob Dylan (Nov. 21-23), Broadway's Tony-Winning hit Newsies (Oct. 28-Nov. 2), award winning NPR radio host Ira Glass (Nov. 12), Puerto Rican super group, Calle 13 (Sept. 27), and Emmy winning astrophysicist Dr. Neil deGrasse Tyson (Feb. 25). (more...)

New Stars Keke Palmer and Sherri Shepherd Join Broadway's CINDERELLA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Keke Palmer makes her Broadway debut by stepping into the title role of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA tonight, September 9, 2014, thus making history as the first African-American Cinderella on Broadway. Sherri Shepherd also joins the production as 'Madame' this evening. (more...)

Fran Drescher Ties the Knot in Intimate Weekend Ceremony!
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Fran Drescher, who recently made her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame in RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN's CINDERELLA, wed Dr. Shiva Ayyadurai at the couple's beach home over the weekend. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes KINKY BOOTS' Ellyn Marie Marsh
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 07, 2014

On Monday, September 8th the Theater People Podcast welcomes the multi-talented Ellyn Marie Marsh. Topics discussed include her two Broadway heartbreaks: being cast as a replacement in the role of Hatchet Face Mona in CRY BABY, but never even making it into rehearsal because the show closed just after previews; and being cast as an understudy in ENRON, but never making it to the stage because the show suffered a similar fate. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Gets a New Princess- Meet the Latest Company of CINDERELLA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 06, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella will soon welcome film and television star Keke Palmer as Cinderella, Emmy Winner Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame, and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. The new cast just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand to chat with the new group of stars. Check out what they had to say about filling the glass slippers below! (more...)

PPAC Announces 'Royal Night Out' in Honor of CINDERELLA Tour Stop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

The National Tour of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA kicks off at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 10 - 18, 2014! In honor of this festive occasion, PPAC is pleased to announce a promotional partnership between the Theatre and select restaurants in the city. For more information, please visit http://www.ppacri.org/plan_your_visit/royal-night-out/ (more...)

Exclusive: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Planned for Broadway in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

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

CINDERELLA to End on Broadway This Winter; NeNe Leakes Joins the Cast Before Closing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 03, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) -- Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis -- announce that the actress and reality television sensation NeNe Leakes (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA) will be the newest star to join the cast, startingNovember 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Fairytale Cast! New CINDERELLA Stars Keke Palmer, Sherri Shepherd & Judy Kaye Meet the Press
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 03, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers +Hammerstein's Cinderella will soon welcome film and television star Keke Palmer as Cinderella, Emmy Winner Sherri Shepherd as her wicked stepmother Madame, and Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Award-winning actress Judy Kaye as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother - beginning September 12 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) in New York City. The new cast just met the press and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

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