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Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Annaleigh Ashford & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

This November and December 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

New HAIRSPRAY UK Tour to Launch in 2015-16New HAIRSPRAY UK Tour to Launch in 2015-16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

A new production of the international smash hit Hairspray will embark on a major UK tour in 2015/16. This big, bold and beautiful musical comedy will begin its UK tour at Leicester's Curve theatre on 9 September 2015 and will then tour to 29 venues across the UK, including a Christmas residency at Birmingham Alexandra Theatre in December 2015. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Natalie Arneson's MAMA DRAMA is CharmingBWW Reviews: Natalie Arneson's MAMA DRAMA is Charming
by David Clarke - Oct 28, 2014

Natalie Arneson and her husband, without securing jobs before landing in the city that never sleeps, packed their bags in the middle of the Great Recession and embarked on the Texas to Empire State journey. The duo came with the soul purpose of allowing Natalie Arneson to chase her dreams and audition for Broadway musicals. Now, in her charming one-woman, solo cabaret, MAMA DRAMA, Natalie Arneson shares her story, her struggles, and her talent. (more...)

SHREK Unseats BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as Most-Produced High School Musical in 2013-14SHREK Unseats BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as Most-Produced High School Musical in 2013-14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

After six consecutive years, Disney's Beauty and the Beast has relinquished its place as the top musical in the annual survey of most-produced titles in United States high school theatres, unseated during the 2013-14 season by another adaptation of an animated anti-hero: Shrek the Musical. Returning to the list, and rounding out the top three, is Godspell, which has seen its popularity rise after a recent Broadway revival and subsequent national tour. (more...)

Sonnet Repertory Theatre to Honor Celia Weston at 12th Annual Benefit & Cabaret, 11/23Sonnet Repertory Theatre to Honor Celia Weston at 12th Annual Benefit & Cabaret, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Sonnet Repertory Theatre presents their Twelfth Annual Benefit and Cabaret on Sunday, November 23, at Joe's Pub to honor award-winning actress, CELIA WESTON. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a Glossy Premiere with SubstanceBWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a Glossy Premiere with Substance
by Tyler Hinton - Oct 19, 2014

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Hale Centre Theatre in West Valley is a slick, joyful production with heart. When its glossy veneer opens up to reveal the substance beneath, it is truly show-stopping. Both ebullient and poignant, this regional premiere is certainly not to be missed. (more...)

Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to The Wallis in February 2015Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to The Wallis in February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Wallis Center for the Performing Arts (aka "The Wallis") announces Patti LuPone Coulda Woulda Shoulda played that part for a single performance on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Coulda Woulda Shoulda is conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Dick Gallagher; the musical director is Joseph Thalken. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marc Shaiman Preps for THE 54 BELOW SHOW and Wraps Up ROCK BOTTOM! Plus- Will CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Arrive on Broadway?BWW Interview: Marc Shaiman Preps for THE 54 BELOW SHOW and Wraps Up ROCK BOTTOM! Plus- Will CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Arrive on Broadway?
by Nicole Rosky - Oct 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents its newest late night event, 'The 54 Below Show.' The new series launches on Friday, October 17 at 11:30PM with inaugural host, Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, Catch Me if You Can). Cover starts at $20 with a $25 food & beverage minimum. (more...)

FST's Winter Mainstage Season Begins with HAIRSPRAYFST's Winter Mainstage Season Begins with HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

FST opens the Winter Mainstage Season with the energetic and colorful production of Hairspray based on the film by John Waters, with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Hairspray opens on November 15 and runs in the Gompertz Theatre through January 4, 2015. Subscriptions for all four shows can be purchased for as little as $49 online at Floridastudiotheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office (more...)

Photo Coverage: BORN FOR BROADWAY Lights Up Merkin Concert Hall - The Men's Performances!Photo Coverage: BORN FOR BROADWAY Lights Up Merkin Concert Hall - The Men's Performances!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 14, 2014

Born for Broadway welcomed Richard Kind, star of stage and screen and a Tony nominee for The Big Knife, as the host of its fifth annual fundraiser and celebrity cabaret, held at the Merkin Concert Hall last night, October 13, 2014. This marks Kind's second time hosting the show, which he helped to inaugurate in 2009. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the men's performances! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BORN FOR BROADWAY Lights Up Merkin Concert Hall - The Ladies' Performances!Photo Coverage: BORN FOR BROADWAY Lights Up Merkin Concert Hall - The Ladies' Performances!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 14, 2014

Born for Broadway welcomed Richard Kind, star of stage and screen and a Tony nominee for The Big Knife, as the host of its fifth annual fundraiser and celebrity cabaret, held at the Merkin Concert Hall last night, October 13, 2014. This marks Kind's second time hosting the show, which he helped to inaugurate in 2009. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the ladies' performances! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the BORN FOR BROADWAY Red Carpet with Wesley Taylor, Danielle Brooks & MorePhoto Coverage: On the BORN FOR BROADWAY Red Carpet with Wesley Taylor, Danielle Brooks & More
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 14, 2014

Born for Broadway welcomed Richard Kind, star of stage and screen and a Tony nominee for The Big Knife, as the host of its fifth annual fundraiser and celebrity cabaret, held at the Merkin Concert Hall last night, October 13, 2014. This marks Kind's second time hosting the show, which he helped to inaugurate in 2009. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at the evening's red carpet! (more...)

Terrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's  2015 Featured PlaywrightTerrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's 2015 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally for their 2015 Season. Eclipse will explore the range of McNally's output with three full productions, plus readings and public events about the playwright. (more...)

Tony Nominee Richard Kind Hosts 5th Annual BORN FOR BROADWAY TonightTony Nominee Richard Kind Hosts 5th Annual BORN FOR BROADWAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Born for Broadway welcomes Richard Kind, star of stage and screen and a Tony nominee for The Big Knife, as the host for its fifth annual fundraiser and celebrity cabaret, held at the Merkin Concert Hall at 8 p.m. tonight, October 13, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for IT'S ONLY A PLAY -Part 2Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for IT'S ONLY A PLAY -Part 2
by Walter McBride - Oct 10, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, just opened and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the festivities of the evening. Below, Check out more photos from the red carpet below! Click here for Part 1. (more...)

Tony Nominee Richard Kind to Host 5th Annual BORN FOR BROADWAY, 10/13Tony Nominee Richard Kind to Host 5th Annual BORN FOR BROADWAY, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Born for Broadway announced today that Richard Kind, star of stage and screen and a Tony nominee for The Big Knife, will host its fifth annual fundraiser and celebrity cabaret, to be held at the Merkin Concert Hall at 8 p.m. on Monday, October 13, 2014. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Minnie Driver, Penny Arcade and More Come to Joe's Pub This WeekBetty Buckley, Minnie Driver, Penny Arcade and More Come to Joe's Pub This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances this week, October 8-19, 2014. Details below! (more...)

VIDEO: ROCK BOTTOM's Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman Perform 'I'll Take You Home'VIDEO: ROCK BOTTOM's Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman Perform 'I'll Take You Home'
by Stage Tube - Oct 7, 2014

Today's New York Times In Performance Video features Bridget Everett, with composer Marc Shaiman on piano, performing the number "I'll Take You Home" from her autobiographical show "Rock Bottom," now playting through Oct. 16 at Joe's Pub (more...)

Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12Betty Buckley, Justin Vivian Bond, Leah Ryan and More Set for Joe's Pub, 10/1-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its shows running from October 1 to 12, 2014. Scroll down for details, and visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Sing AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPACPhoto Coverage: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana & More Sing AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 22, 2014

Hosted by Ted Chapin and airing on New Jersey's public television NJTV, the American Songbook at NJPAC features live performances of America's finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook. Perfermors include Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, with John Pizzarelli performing an entire show of songs by the great master himself, Johnny Mercer. (more...)

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