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Lucie Arnaz Will Return to Broadway as 'Berthe' in PIPPIN!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Lucie Arnaz is set to return to Broadway in the role of "Berthe" in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginningThursday, October 9 through Sunday, November 9. Ms. Arnaz is currently playing the role in the PIPPIN national tour which opens this week at the Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco, CA. Tony Award winner Priscilla Lopez recently returned to the Broadway cast in the role of "Berthe." PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Andrea Martin to Reprise Tony-Winning Role in PIPPIN National Tour for Second Half of San Francisco Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

SHN has announced that Andrea Martin, who won the 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the Broadway production, will reprise the role in the final two weeks (October 7-19) of the San Francisco engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sasha Allen Talks Leading PIPPIN in Denver
by Stage Tube - Sep 18, 2014

Below, from the PIPPIN National Tour launch in Denver, 'In Focus' host Eden Lane brings us her full one-on-one with Sasha Allen (a finalist on the 4th season on THE VOICE) who portrays the 'Leading Player'. Click to watch the interview! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Philadelphia for Week of Sept 14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken its own house record in Philadelphia, PA for the week ending September 14 at the Forrest Theatre grossing $1,733,130.80 for a standard 8-performance week. THE BOOK OF MORMON first broke the record the week of August 10. (more...)

From TV to Broadway- Reality Show Winner Will Take on Title Role in PIPPIN This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Josh Kaufman, who in May of 2014 was announced as the winner of Season 6 of NBC's hit show "The Voice" as a member of Usher's team, will make his Broadway debut playing the title role in the Tony Award winning PIPPIN for a limited engagement beginning Tuesday, November 4 and through Sunday, January 4, 2015. Kyle Dean Massey is currently set to perform the role on Broadway through Sunday, November 2.PIPPIN is now playing at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Carly Hughes Joins PIPPIN This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Carly Hughes, who most recently appeared on Broadway in Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, will join the Tony Award winning production of PIPPIN in the role of 'Leading Player' beginning Friday, September 19. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014


THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks Forrest Theatre House Record
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken its own house record in Philadelphia, PA for the week ending September 14 at the Forrest Theatre grossing $1,733,130.80 for a standard 8-performance week. THE BOOK OF MORMON first broke the record the week of August 10. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stephen Schwartz and Diane Paulus Talk PIPPIN Tour
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2014

The national tour of Pippin launched in Denver this week, and host of 'In Focus' Eden Lane sat down for a one-on-one with composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (GODSPELL, WICKED, Pippin, and more). Lane also met the director and driving force behind this re-imagined Pippin, Tony Award-winner Diane Paulus. This episode also includes highlights with cast members Matthew James Thomas as Pippin, Lucie Arnaz as Berthe, Sasha Allen (a finalist on the 4th season on THE VOICE) as Leading Player, and Tony Award-winner John Rubinstein, who created the role of Pippin in the 1972 original Broadway production. Click below to watch the interviews! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Highlights from PIPPIN National Tour, Starring Sasha Allen, Matthew James Thomas & More!
by Stage Tube - Sep 15, 2014

Sasha Allen and Matthew James Thomas (filling in for Kyle Selig,) Lucie Arnaz, and more lead the new national touring production of Pippin, now playing in Denver. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Barbra Streisand Takes IT'S ONLY A PLAY Zinger In Stride
by Movies News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Audience member Barbra Streisand proved to be a good sport when an on-stage zinger about her was spoken at Thursday night's performance of Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Toronto Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards , including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins September 16 at the Princess of Wales Theatre and plays a limited 11 week engagement through November 30 in Toronto, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making 24 tickets available at $25 apiece, cash only. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BARNUM, Curve Theatre Leicester, September 10 2014
by Jenny Antill - Sep 11, 2014

Cameron Macintosh and Chichester Festival Theatre's production of Barnum debuted at the Curve Theatre, Leicester last night before embarking on a National Tour. The show was seen by nearly 70,000 people during its run in Chichester last year and was critically acclaimed by many throughout its time there. Way prior to this, the production opened on Broadway back in 1980 where it picked up three Tony Awards and a Drama Desk Award. Following this, Barnum opened in the West End in 1981 starring Michael Crawford; a role which he won an Olivier for. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Heinz Hall Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

HE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards, including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins Tuesday, September 23 at Heinz Hall in Pittsburgh, PA and plays a limited two week engagement through Sunday, October 5, 2014. In Pittsburgh, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 per ticket. (more...)

Photo Flash: SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Winner Ricky Ubeda Visits Broadway's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Ricky Ubeda, winner of SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE Season 11 of 'So You Think You Can Dance' and will future cast member of Broadway's ON THE TOWN, attended Pippin on Broadway last night. Check out photos of his visit below! (more...)

Matthew James Thomas to Continue as Lead for PIPPIN's LA and San Francisco Premiere; Kyle Selig on Vocal Rest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of Pippin in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the title role when the show launches its tour in Denver, and he will also play the role in the entire run in San Francisco at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre (September 23 through October 19, 2014) and in Los Angeles at Hollywood Pantages (October 21 through November 9, 2014). Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from the Pippin tour. It remains unknown whether Thomas will continue throughout the rest of the tour. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which runs September 16-21 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center . The production will conduct a preshow lottery at the ticket office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Andrea Martin Returns to Tony Award-Winning Role in Broadway's PIPPIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

The Tony Award winning Best Revival of a Musical PIPPIN welcomes back Andrea Martin, who won 2013 Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for creating the role of 'Berthe' in the production, for 24 performances only, today, September 2nd, through Sunday September 21st. (more...)

Breaking: Matthew James Thomas Takes Over PIPPIN for Denver Tour Launch
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2014

Matthew James Thomas, who originated the role of PIPPIN in the current 2013 Tony Award winning revival, will perform the role of PIPPIN when the show launches its tour in Denver on September 6 and will play the entire Denver engagement. Kyle Selig will be taking a medical leave of absence for vocal rest from thePIPPIN tour. This all-new production of Roger O. Hirson and Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is directed by Tony Award winner Diane Paulus, features choreography by Tony Award nominee Chet Walker in the style of Bob Fosse and circus creation by Gypsy Snider of the Montreal-based circus company Les 7 doigts de la main (also known as 7 Fingers). PIPPIN plays The Buell Theatre September 6 through 20 only (Media Night: Sept.10). Tickets are on sale now at Denvercenter.org or by calling 303.893.4100. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

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