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BWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in WorcesterBWW Review: Patti LuPone: No Monkeying Around in Worcester
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 21, 2016

Music Worcester had a grand opening to its 157th season last night at beautiful Mechanics Hall, a treasure in downtown Worcester, presenting Patti LuPone in her latest solo concert program, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY. She shared the stage with her fantastic musical director/accompanist Joseph Thalken, and was joined by The Worcester Chorus for several songs in the second act. It was thrilling to hear so many signature songs performed live by one of the great Broadway divas. (more...)

Special Feature: 4 of Broadway's Hottest Musical Directors Sound Off About What They Do, Inspirations and How They Do It!Special Feature: 4 of Broadway's Hottest Musical Directors Sound Off About What They Do, Inspirations and How They Do It!
by Cara Joy David - Sep 15, 2016

Who helps an actor to sing material a certain way? If you ask the majority of people outside the theater industry they would say people simply sound the way they sound or maybe credit the composer or director. In truth, in the majority of cases in the musical theater world it is the Musical (or Music) Director. This person, who is not eligible for a Tony Award and rarely gets mentioned in reviews, is integral to the product you see and hear. (more...)

DISASTER!'s Robert Ahrens & Chris Aniello Open Live Wire Theatrical ManagementDISASTER!'s Robert Ahrens & Chris Aniello Open Live Wire Theatrical Management
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Robert Ahrens and Chris Aniello have announced the formation of a new theatrical general management office called LIVE WIRE THEATRICAL MANAGEMENT. With joint experience managing Broadway shows, Ahrens and Aniello will focus on economic budgeting, with the goal of a long and successful commercial run. (more...)

Revival Theatre Company Announces 2016-2017 SeasonRevival Theatre Company Announces 2016-2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Revival Theatre Company announces their 3rd season for 2016-2017, featuring Iowa and Eastern Iowa premieres. Revival will continue with their mission of producing cutting edge, thought-provoking musical theatre with its new lineup of shows.  (more...)

WAR PAINT Starring LuPone and Ebersole Closes Today in Chicago; Is Broadway Next?WAR PAINT Starring LuPone and Ebersole Closes Today in Chicago; Is Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Cast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights HorizonsCast Complete for Adam Bock's A LIFE, Starring David Hyde Pierce, at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for A LIFE, the world premiere of a new play by Obie Award winner Adam Bock (A Small Fire and The Drunken City at Playwrights, The Receptionist, The Thugs, Swimming in the Shallows). Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Marjorie Prime, Detroit, Maple and Vine at Playwrights; You Got Older; Belleville; This Wide Night; Smokefall), A LIFE will be the second production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Musical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights HorizonsMusical Theatre Factory Takes Up Residency at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Playwrights Horizons today announced Musical Theatre Factory as the second theater company to join its Resident Company Program. (more...)

Legendary Patti LuPone to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, in Provincetown Over Labor DayLegendary Patti LuPone to Perform on Martha's Vineyard, in Provincetown Over Labor Day
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that Patti LuPone, the legendary two-time Tony Award winner for Gypsy, and as the original Evita, will perform her new show Don't Monkey With Broadway for two Labor Day weekend shows, first on Friday, Sept. 2 at 7:30 PM for Broadway @ The Performing Arts Center on Martha's Vineyard, and next for Broadway @ Town Hall in Provincetown on Sunday, September 4 at 6:30 PM. (more...)

Top 10 Screen To Stage Musical AdaptationsTop 10 Screen To Stage Musical Adaptations
by Marianka Swain - Aug 17, 2016

The path from screen to stage hasn't always been a smooth one, and celluloid success is no guarantee of musical triumph (just ask the Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark team). But London is currently awash with popular medium-jumpers, from Aladdin and The Bodyguard to new musical Groundhog Day, which opened last night at the Old Vic. Here are 10 of the best screen to stage adaptations. (more...)

AUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights HorizonsAUBERGINE Starts Previews Next Week at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Previews begin next Friday, August 19 at 8PM for the Playwrights Horizons New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINEPlaywrights Horizons Kicks Off Lottery for First Preview of Julia Cho's AUBERGINE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2016

Playwrights Horizons begins accepting entries today, Monday, August 8, for the LIVEforFIVE online lottery for $5 tickets to their New York premiere production of AUBERGINE, a new play by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize winner Julia Cho (BFE at Playwrights, The Language Archive, The Piano Teacher, Durango, The Architecture of Loss). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Director Michael Greif and Choreographer Christopher Gattelli Chat WAR PAINT at the GoodmanSTAGE TUBE: Director Michael Greif and Choreographer Christopher Gattelli Chat WAR PAINT at the Goodman
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT runs through August 21, 2016. In the videos below, director Michael Greif and choreographer Christopher Gattelli talk about bringing the production to life! (more...)

Just In: THE FLAMINGO KID Musical to Hit Broadway Spring 2018!Just In: THE FLAMINGO KID Musical to Hit Broadway Spring 2018!
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Producers Bob Israel and Larry Hirschhorn announced today that Garry Marshall's iconic movie THE FLAMINGO KID is being developed as a musical, with sights set on a Spring, 2018 Broadway opening.  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo Video of GREY GARDENS, Starring Rachel York and Betty BuckleySTAGE TUBE: New Promo Video of GREY GARDENS, Starring Rachel York and Betty Buckley
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2016

GREY GARDENS The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Check out the new promo video below! (more...)

Rachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENSRachel York and Betty Buckley Set for Stage Talks at Ahmanson's GREY GARDENS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

A series of Stage Talks have been set for 'Grey Gardens' The Musical at CTG/Ahmanson, to take place following the performance on Tuesdays, July 26, August 2 and 9. Cast members Rachel York and Betty Buckley will comment on the production and answer questions from audience members. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: John Dossett and Douglas Sills Talk WAR PAINTSTAGE TUBE: John Dossett and Douglas Sills Talk WAR PAINT
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein andElizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT opens tonight, June 28, 2016, and runs through August 14, 2016. In the video below, John Dossett and Douglas Sills talk about playing the men in the lives of Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden.  Check it out! (more...)

BWW Review: LuPone/Ebersole Shine in WAR PAINTBWW Review: LuPone/Ebersole Shine in WAR PAINT
by Misha Davenport - Jul 19, 2016

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Review Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in ChicagoReview Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 19, 2016

How did the production fare with the critics? Let's find out. (more...)

Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.Review Roundup: GREY GARDENS, Starring Betty Buckley and Rachel York, in L.A.
by Review Roundups - Jul 18, 2016

'Grey Gardens' The Musical opened at CTG/Ahmanson Theatre on July 13, 2016. Directed by Michael Wilson, performances of the bittersweet story continue through August 14. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

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