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THE LION KING, THE ILLUSIONISTS and More to Preview Segerstrom Center's 2015-16 Season, 8/17THE LION KING, THE ILLUSIONISTS and More to Preview Segerstrom Center's 2015-16 Season, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents its annual Season Preview event highlighting the blockbuster 2015 - 2016 Broadway Series on Monday, August 17 at 7 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Winner Michael CerverisThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Winner Michael Cerveris
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 6, 2015

On Monday, June 6th the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony winner Michael Cerveris. The star of stage and screen won his second Tony Award last month for his turn as Bruce Bechdel in FUN HOME. Cerveris shares stories of his over two-year journey with the show, which won this year's Tony for Best New Musical. He discusses his decision not to read the graphic memoir on which the show is based, and his experience of visiting the real life Bechdel home where most of the show takes place.  (more...)

Bobby Steggert, Mara Davi and More to Lead Cast of Goodspeed's MY PARISBobby Steggert, Mara Davi and More to Lead Cast of Goodspeed's MY PARIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Discover the story of Toulouse-Lautrec, the man whose art evoked the spirit of a changing society. Experience the vibrant nightlife of turn-of-the-20th century Paris and meet the characters who inspired Toulouse-Lautrec's most provocative and unforgettable paintings.  My Paris will run July 23 through August 16 at the Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

FROZEN's Josh Gad & Santino Fontana Talk Disney Times Square Characters On Social MediaFROZEN's Josh Gad & Santino Fontana Talk Disney Times Square Characters On Social Media
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

FROZEN stars talk Disney mania! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Singer WENDY A. RUSSELL Reflects On Her Life With Solid Debut Show at Don't Tell MamaBWW Reviews: Singer WENDY A. RUSSELL Reflects On Her Life With Solid Debut Show at Don't Tell Mama
by Billie Roe - Jun 28, 2015

From the moment she steps on stage and sings the entire first verse of Gloria Estefan's “Coming Out of the Dark”–-in the dark--you get the impression this is not going to be one of those usual personal journey “I've-been-everywhere-and-done-everything” kind of acts. In her debut show, Where Have I Been All My Life (June 18 and 27 at Don't Tell Mama), Wendy A. Russell vividly presents the personal metamorphosis of a post-modern woman. Quoting Woody Allen's “90% of life is just showing up,” Russell states she showed up 100% of the time and still found life lacking, which is understandable considering she was raised with the “good girl” mentality of the 1960s “Mad Men” era. (more...)

54 Below to Raise a Glass to US Supreme Court Decision with PRIDE NIGHT Party54 Below to Raise a Glass to US Supreme Court Decision with PRIDE NIGHT Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club applauds The United States Supreme Court on today's historic decision. In the three years since its opening, 54 Below has become a favorite venue for the LGBT community on both sides of the footlights, hosting numerous, LGBT-themed artists and performances, fundraisers, same-sex weddings, and even events to shine a spotlight on same-sex couples from states that had previously not recognized the rights of these couples to marry. (more...)

Karrin Allyson to Release 'MANY A NEW DAY' in SeptemberKarrin Allyson to Release 'MANY A NEW DAY' in September
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

Four-time Grammy nominee, singer/pianist Karrin Allyson, has confirmed the 9/18 release of 'Many a New Day (Karrin Allyson Sings Rodgers & Hammerstein)'. The 14-song collection features Allyson's romantic, sly and swinging take on songs that have become part of our cultural fabric, from 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning' to 'Happy Talk' to 'I Cain't Say No' and numerous others. A full track listing follows. The collection, which marks the singer's debut on the Motéma label, features the distinctive pairing of Kenny Barron on piano and John Patitucci on bass (only the second time the two have recorded together.) (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Fran Drescher Hosts CANCER SCHMANCER Gay Pride Cruise With Rita McKenzie, Patti LuPone & MoreFran Drescher Hosts CANCER SCHMANCER Gay Pride Cruise With Rita McKenzie, Patti LuPone & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 24, 2015

The Nanny celebrates gay pride! (more...)

Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'Broadway's Melissa Errico Releases New Recording of 'Walking Happy'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

?Ghostlight Records will expand their special single from stage and screen star Melissa Errico with the third song, "Walking Happy." The digital exclusive is available today, June 23, 2015, on iTunes here. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/16/2015 - 6/23/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 6/16/2015 - 6/23/2015
by - Jun 23, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/16/2015 - 6/23/2015. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Kerry ButlerThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Kerry Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

On Monday June 22, 2015 Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony nominee Kerry Butler. Currently starring as Hillary Clinton in CLINTON THE MUSICAL at New World Stages, Butler made her Broadway debut in BLOOD BROTHERS before replacing as Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Today on Broadway; Tour to Launch Next YearGIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Today on Broadway; Tour to Launch Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

Gigi, the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will play its final performance today, Sunday, June 21 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The production, which began previews on Thursday, March 19 and opened officially on Wednesday, April 8, will have played 20 previews and 86 performances. (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)

Tickets to CINDERELLA at Boston Opera House on Sale 6/21Tickets to CINDERELLA at Boston Opera House on Sale 6/21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Boston Opera House for a limited engagement from September 29 - October 11. CINDERELLA is part of the 2015-2016 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

GIGI Cast Serenades JERSEY BOYS Neighbors with 'So Long, Farewell'GIGI Cast Serenades JERSEY BOYS Neighbors with 'So Long, Farewell'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of Broadway's GIGI took to the street to serenade the cast of JERSEY BOYS, their neighboring show at 52nd Street's August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

Tickets to CINDERELLA at National Theatre on Sale 6/22Tickets to CINDERELLA at National Theatre on Sale 6/22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators ofSouth Pacific and The Sound of Music, will make its Washington-area debut at the National Theatre for a limited engagement from November 18 - 29, 2015. (more...)

CINDERELLA to Open America Broadway on Hennepin Season at the Orpheum Theatre, 9/8-13CINDERELLA to Open America Broadway on Hennepin Season at the Orpheum Theatre, 9/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Rodgers+Hammerstein's Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, kicks off the 2015-2016 Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season at the Orpheum Theatre from September 8-13, 2015. Tickets go on sale on 10 a.m. on Friday, June 19 and can be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

The Okee Dokee Brothers to Return to Segerstrom Center, 9/27The Okee Dokee Brothers to Return to Segerstrom Center, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Grammy Award and three-time Parents' Choice Award winners, The Okee Dokee Brothers, kick off Segerstrom Center's 2015-2016 Family Discovery Series on September 27 in Samueli Theater with two performances. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway ChartSOMETHING ROTTEN! Cast Album Hits #1 on Billboard Top Broadway Chart
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Ghostlight Records just announced that the Original Broadway Cast Album for Something Rotten!, the new musical comedy nominated for 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, hit #1 on the Billboard Top Broadway chart its first week in digital release. The album also debuted on the Billboard Top 200 chart at #94, the Billboard Top Current Albums chart at #45, and the Billboard Overall Digital Albums chart at #22. This marks the strongest overall cast album debut since June 2014, and the third-strongest sales week of any cast recording in five years. Something Rotten! is officially available now on iTunes here and other digital formats with a 36-page booklet. The disc will be available in stores and online July 17. The album is produced by Kurt Deutsch, Wayne Kirkpatrick, Karey Kirkpatrick and Kevin McCollum. It is co-produced by Lawrence Manchesterand Phil Reno. The album has special liner notes by Time Out New York theater editor David Cote. To order the album, please visit www.sh-k-boom.com/somethingrotten. (more...)

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