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PHOTO: Katy Perry Visits Cast of Broadway's 'CURIOUS INCIDENT'PHOTO: Katy Perry Visits Cast of Broadway's 'CURIOUS INCIDENT'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Katy Perry paid a visit to Broadway's THE CURIOUS INCIDENT OF THE DOG IN THE NIGHT-TIME over the weekend and joined the cast and show's star Alex Sharrp on stage following the performance. (more...)

Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's Next Celie, Cynthia Erivo!Video Roundup: Meet Broadway's Next Celie, Cynthia Erivo!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Erivo is relatively unknown to New York audiences, and BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the star before she makes her big debut. Check out a collection of some of her recent performances below! (more...)

Cynthia Erivo Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson in THE COLOR PURPLE; Set to Open at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre!Cynthia Erivo Will Make Broadway Debut Opposite Jennifer Hudson in THE COLOR PURPLE; Set to Open at Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Producers Scott Sanders, Roy Furman, Oprah Winfrey, David Babani, Tom Siracusa just announced that CYNTHIA ERIVO, the breakout star of the Menier Chocolate Factory production of THE COLOR PURPLE, will make her Broadway debut this fall when she reprises her acclaimed performance as Celie in John Doyle's critically heralded production. THE COLOR PURPLE will begin preview performances on Monday, November 9th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th street) and will officially open on Thursday, December 3. (more...)

VIDEO: Director Christopher Wheeldon and More Talk AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on CBS Sunday MorningVIDEO: Director Christopher Wheeldon and More Talk AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on CBS Sunday Morning
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2015

The new Broadway musical, An American in Paris began previews on March 13 and will open on Sunday, April 12 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street.). CBS Sunday Morning recently paid a visit to the AN AMERICAN IN PARIS team and spoke with director Christopher Wheeldon, Leanne Cope, Brandon Uranowitz, and more about the show. Check out the video below! (more...)

T.R. Knight to Replace Maulik Pancholy in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYT.R. Knight to Replace Maulik Pancholy in Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, will join the cast of Broadway's smash hit comedy It's Only a Play in the role of 'Frank Finger' on March 31, 2015, on the same day that 2-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane returns to the cast in the role of 'James Wicker', as previously announced. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Begins Previews at the Palace TonightAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Begins Previews at the Palace Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

The new Broadway musical, An American in Paris begins previews tonight, March 13 and will open on Sunday, April 12 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street.) (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway Sets General Rush PolicyAN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway Sets General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The new Broadway musical, An American In Paris begins previews tomorrow, Friday, March 13 and will open on Sunday, April 12 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street.) (more...)

BWW Blog: Caitlin Abraham of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Top 5 Shenanigans List of Tech WeekBWW Blog: Caitlin Abraham of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS - Top 5 Shenanigans List of Tech Week
by Guest Blogger: Caitlin Abraham - Mar 12, 2015

How are cast members supporting each other during 10-out-of-12's? (In case you're unfamiliar with the term, An American in Paris has been working 10 out of 12 scheduled hours this past week at the Palace Theatre. This is a customary, if not notorious, phase of teching a Broadway show.) It's an intense week; there are long hours, frequent adjustments, and a lot of stopping and starting. But each day is incredibly rewarding. There's a lot of first time magic that happens in the theater during tech - you see lighting cues that transform a scene, dazzling new costumes, projections and effects; and the show changes from barebones to stunning before your eyes. (more...)

Official: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This SummerOfficial: Alec Baldwin & Laurie Metcalf to Lead ALL MY SONS in East Hampton This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

The John Drew Theater at Guild Hall in East Hampton presents Arthur Miller's award-winning American classic All My Sons starring Alec Baldwin and Laurie Metcalf and directed by Stephen Hamilton. The play will run Tuesdays through Sundays, June 9-28 and is produced by Guild Hall in association with Roy Furman and Ellen Myers. (more...)

Lincoln Center Announces April 2015 LineupLincoln Center Announces April 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Lincoln Center has announced its programs and events for April 2015, including Simon Keenlyside and Emanuel Ax, Les Arts Florissants' Le Jardin des Voix, Jack Quartet, American Songbook Band, Owel, LC Kids and more. Details below! (more...)

Wharton Center to Welcome CINDERELLA as First Broadway Show of the 2015-16 SeasonWharton Center to Welcome CINDERELLA as First Broadway Show of the 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, is the first MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center show of the 2015-2016 season. The show opens September 22-27, 2015. (more...)

Tony Winner Nathan Lane Will Return to Broadway's Hit Comedy IT'S ONLY A PLAY!Tony Winner Nathan Lane Will Return to Broadway's Hit Comedy IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that Tony Award winner Nathan Lane will return to the Broadway's biggest hit comedy It's Only a Play in the role of James Wicker on March 31, 2015 and will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. Lane departed It's Only A Play on January 4, 2015 due to a previously scheduled commitment with the Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM) staging of The Iceman Cometh. (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN Ends Broadway Run TomorrowTHE ELEPHANT MAN Ends Broadway Run Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Three-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson and Alessandro Nivola will play their final Broadway performance in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning classic The Elephant Man on Saturday, February 21 after 35 previews and 83 regular performances. Directed by 6-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis, the production began performances on November 7, 2014 and officially opened on December 7, 2014 at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street, NYC). The Elephant Man begins a 12 week limited engagement at London's Theatre Royal Haymarket on May 19, 2015 for a limited engagement through August 8, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Who Could Ask for Anything More? Meet the Cast of Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!Photo Coverage: Who Could Ask for Anything More? Meet the Cast of Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Walter McBride - Feb 12, 2015

Following an acclaimed tryout at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, An American in Paris is currently in rehearsals for its upcoming Broadway run at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Previews begin Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night. The cast just met the press, and you can check out photos from the special day below! (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Box Office Opens Today at The Palace TheatreAN AMERICAN IN PARIS Box Office Opens Today at The Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street) box office opens today Friday, February 6 for tickets to An American In Paris. Following an acclaimed tryout at Theatre du Chatelet in Paris, An American In Paris begins final rehearsals for Broadway on Monday, February 9. Previews begin Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night. (more...)

Martin Short to Depart IT'S ONLY A PLAY in March?Martin Short to Depart IT'S ONLY A PLAY in March?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

According to Telecharge.com, Martin Short will only be continuing with the production through the original closing date of March 29th. He is also out of the show on Sunday, February 15. We'll have to see who steps up as Short's replacement come spring! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the New Cast of Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY!Photo Flash: First Look at the New Cast of Broadway's Starry IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the new cast in action! (more...)

Official: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Extends Broadway Run Into June!Official: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Extends Broadway Run Into June!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced today that the smash hit Broadway comedy It's Only a Play, which opened on Broadway on October 9, 2014, has extended its run through Sunday, June 7, 2015. Originally announced as a limited engagement through January 4th, It's Only a Play was recently extended through March 29th at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street), where it will now play through June 7th. Tickets are now on sale for all performances. For more information on It's Only A Play, please visit www.ItsOnlyAPlay.com. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to The Paramount Theatre, 2/24-3/1CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to The Paramount Theatre, 2/24-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 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 Paramount Theatre for a limited engagement from February 24 - March 1, 2015. Tickets are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

IT'S ONLY A PLAY Dedicating Today's Matinee Performance to TV Icon Joe FranklinIT'S ONLY A PLAY Dedicating Today's Matinee Performance to TV Icon Joe Franklin
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Producers Tom Kirdahy, Roy Furman, and Ken Davenport announced that today's Wednesday matinee of It's Only a Play will be dedicated to the memory of television pioneer, Joe Franklin, who passed away on January 24, 2015. (more...)

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