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Le Nuove Proposte Presents SOGNANDO MARILYN: IL MUSICAL Based on NBC's SMASHLe Nuove Proposte Presents SOGNANDO MARILYN: IL MUSICAL Based on NBC's SMASH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2016

Dopo il grande successo ottenuto con "Pippin", "Il Piccolo Grande Emporio" e "La Piccola Bottega degli Orrori", Le Nuove Proposte ritornano sul palcoscenico con "Sognando Marilyn: Il Musical", il nuovo spettacolo che ha debuttato Sabato 07 Marzo 2015 presso il Teatro San Giovanni Bosco di Cirimido. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here! (more...)

TRU to Host Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone), 1/30TRU to Host Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone), 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)  in association with JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services) presents the Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone): Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas, on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 12noon to 4:30pm at the JAMS Conference Room, The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue (btw. 40th and 41st Streets), 34th floor, NYC. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Imagination Awards Now Open for EntriesCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY's Imagination Awards Now Open for Entries
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Renowned educationalist Sir Ken Robinson will be the Patron of The Imagination Awards, a competition launched by the award-winning West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, to champion creativity and inspire the next generation of theatre makers. The awards open for entries today, and close on Monday 6th June. www.imaginationawards.com (more...)

The Big Fat Arena Spectacular Calls for 800 Locals for HAIRSPRAY ProductionThe Big Fat Arena Spectacular Calls for 800 Locals for HAIRSPRAY Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2016

Calling all young performers……If singing, acting or dancing is your passion, then don't miss your opportunity to be a part of the upcoming mega hit, HAIRSPRAY - THE BIG FAT ARENA SPECTACULAR when it bounces into the Adelaide Entertainment Centre in October 2016. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE?  He'll Do It!  Would Jackie Hoffman?TWITTER WATCH: Harvey Fierstein For HAIRSPRAY LIVE? He'll Do It! Would Jackie Hoffman?
by Michael Dale - Jan 13, 2016

Social Media has been abuzz with casting ideas once Harirspray Live was announced. (more...)

Kiki and Herb to Play Series of Shows at Joe's PubKiki and Herb to Play Series of Shows at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

Due to popular demand, Joe's Pub at The Public extends the reunion run of Kiki and Herb, the legendary and fanatically-loved cabaret duo brought to life by Mx Justin Vivian Bond and Kenny Mellman, for two weeks. Born in 1992 in San Francisco and retired in 2007 in New York City, the 'perverse' and 'transcendental' (The New York Times) septuagenarian lounge-singers will debut a new show entitled Seeking Asylum!, which will now run from April 21-May 22, 9:30PM, for a total of 21 performances. (more...)

Will Josh Bergasse Join Jack O'Brien for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY with New Song?Will Josh Bergasse Join Jack O'Brien for Broadway's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY with New Song?
by Jessica Khan - Jan 7, 2016

After news that CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY -- currently playing in the West End -- would be gaining Jack O'Brien as its new director on Broadway in spring 2017, The Daily Mail reports that choreographer Josh Bergasse has replaced Peter Darling on the creative team. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Emily Skeggs, STEW and More Coming Up This January at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Emily Skeggs, STEW and More Coming Up This January at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances from January 6-17, 2016. Scroll down for details or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/4/16- HAIRSPRAYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/4/16- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Jan 4, 2016

Today in 2009, Hairspraiy closed at the Neil Simon Theatre after 2,641 performances. Hairspray is a musical with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Scott Wittman and Shaiman and a book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, based on the 1988 John Waters film Hairspray. The songs include 1960s-style dance music and 'downtown' rhythm and blues. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program based on the real-life Buddy Deane Show. (more...)

(mostly)musicals to Open 3rd Season with SONGS FOR A NEW YEAR at E Spot Lounge(mostly)musicals to Open 3rd Season with SONGS FOR A NEW YEAR at E Spot Lounge
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

(mostly)musicals returns to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, January 4 with songsforanewYEAR, the company's 15th entry in a series of themed cabarets. 'We can't wait to get 2016 - and the 3rd season of (mostly)musicals - off to a *happy* start. There are no sad songs allowed at this show!' explains producer amy francis schott. (more...)

E. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This WinterE. Faye Butler, Amelia Jo Parish and More to Star in HAIRSPRAY at the Paramount This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

Get set for a high-octane ride with thrilling choreography, rockin' tunes and explosively colorful costumes - plus some really cool hairdos - when the Paramount Theatre, 23 E. Galena Blvd. in downtown Aurora, presents HAIRSPRAY - The Broadway Musical, January 20 - February 21, 2016. (more...)

Mx Justin Vivian Bond to Bring LOVE IS CRAZY! and MX AMERICA to Joe's Pub in 2016Mx Justin Vivian Bond to Bring LOVE IS CRAZY! and MX AMERICA to Joe's Pub in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Iconic performer, writer, singer and activist Mx Justin Vivian Bond will continue the yearlong celebration of v's prolific and trailblazing career at Joe's Pub at The Public in 2016. Mx Bond will perform two shows from v's repertoire - LOVE IS CRAZY! for some pure Valentine's Day fun, Sunday-Tuesday, February 14-16 at 9:00PM, and MX AMERICA, v's singular take on the beauty pageant, Saturday and Sunday, March 12 and 13 at 9:00PM. (more...)

Breaking News: Sam Mendes Departs Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY; Jack O'Brien to Take His Place?Breaking News: Sam Mendes Departs Broadway-Bound CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY; Jack O'Brien to Take His Place?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

According to Variety, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, which is currently playing in the West End, will get a new director for it's Broadway run- which is aiming for the 2016-17 season. Sam Mendes will no longer helm the incoming musical due to scheduling conflicts, and rumor has  it that Jack O'Brien (who has previously worked with composers Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman in HAIRSPRAY) will fill his place. Mendes will remain as a show producer and will reportedly be a part of the selection for his replacement.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESSBWW Interview: Hilarious Supporting Player Jackie Hoffman Finally Nabs The Lead in ONCE UPON A MATTRESS
by Michael Dale - Dec 8, 2015

She's famous for being one of Broadway's funniest supporting players, but now she takes on a classic leading role. (more...)

VIDEO: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVE FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS: 'THE IMAGINATION AWARDS'VIDEO: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY ANNOUNCES NEW INITIATIVE FOR YOUNG DESIGNERS: 'THE IMAGINATION AWARDS'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2015

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Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Will Continue with BOMBSHELL Development After THE WIZ LIVE!Craig Zadan & Neil Meron Will Continue with BOMBSHELL Development After THE WIZ LIVE!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2015

Back in June, following the explosive and well-received Actors Fund benefit that featured the music of 'Bombshell' from the NBC television series 'Smash,' Universal Stage Productions announced plans to begin development on 'Bombshell' as a musical for the stage. In a recent interview with Entertainment Weekly, producing duo Craig Zadan and Neil Meron revealed that it won't be much longer until work on the project begins. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' Celebrates Shaiman and Wittman at 2015 Gala!Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' Celebrates Shaiman and Wittman at 2015 Gala!
by Walter McBride - Nov 17, 2015

The Primary Stages' 2015 Gala took place tonight, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event celebrated the company and honored Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!WAKE UP with BWW 11/16/2015 - Mimi Awards and Galas All Around!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two playwrights get their dues at tonight's Mimi Awards, York honors Angela Lansbury, and galas take over New York City! (more...)

Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Feted Tonight at Primary Stages' 2015 GalaMarc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Feted Tonight at Primary Stages' 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2015

Primary Stages' 2015 Gala will take place tonight, November 16, 2015 at 583 Park Avenue. The event will celebrate the company and honor Tony and Grammy-winning composer and lyricists Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

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