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Tim Realbuto to Honor Shaiman & Wittman in LIVE IN LIVING COLOR at the Beechman, 6/9Tim Realbuto to Honor Shaiman & Wittman in LIVE IN LIVING COLOR at the Beechman, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

After his critically acclaimed and sold-out concert honoring composer Maury Yeston, singer/songwriter Tim Realbuto (Ghostlight; Wunderkind) returns to the concert stage to honor more of his favorite composers with 'Tim Realbuto: Live In Living Color', an evening celebrating the songwriting duo of Marc Shamian and Scott Wittman, who are responsible for hits such as Hairspray and Catch Me If You Can. The June 9th concert event will take place at 7:00 PM at The Laurie Beechman Theatre (407 West 42nd Street, NYC) and promises to feature Realbuto's interpretation of many of Shaiman and Wittman's biggest hits. (more...)

Watch Broadway Performances on DAVID LETTERMAN Through the Years!Watch Broadway Performances on DAVID LETTERMAN Through the Years!
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Throughout his tenure on the late night program, the host has welcomed performances of the casts of Broadway musicals as well as cast members from hit Broadway plays. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

BWW Review:  HAIRSPRAY Returns to The New Theatre in Overland Park, KansasBWW Review: HAIRSPRAY Returns to The New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas
by Steve Wilson - May 17, 2015

Take a shower, put on your best duds, but do not forget the Hairspray now playing at The New Theatre in Overland Park, Kansas. Hairspray with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman runs through July 12. Dennis D. Hennessy directs the magnificent dinner theater production, with Richard J. Hinds providing choreography and Mark Ferrell with music direction. Hennessy, Hinds, and Ferrell were in the same capacity in 2012 for The New Theatre production of Hairspray. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mandy Morris Returns to Kansas City at The New TheaterBWW Interview: Mandy Morris Returns to Kansas City at The New Theater
by Steve Wilson - May 15, 2015

Reprising her role from the New Theatre production of Hairspray, Mandy Morris returns to Kansas City as Amber Von Tussle. Hairspray with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Mark Shaiman runs through July 12 at Ithe dinner theater. Dennis D. Hennessy directs the New Theatre production and Richard J. Hinds provides choreography. (more...)

Marc Shaiman Reflects on Last Night's DAVID LETTERMAN AppearanceMarc Shaiman Reflects on Last Night's DAVID LETTERMAN Appearance
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2015

Shaiman accompanied Lane on piano and later took to Facebook to share his reflections on the moving experience! (more...)

VIDEO: Nathan Lane Performs Original Shaiman/Wittman Musical Tribute to LETTERMAN!VIDEO: Nathan Lane Performs Original Shaiman/Wittman Musical Tribute to LETTERMAN!
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2015

On last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN, Broadway's Nathan Lane performed a tribute song 'Dead Inside,' written by Marc Shailman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: Megan Hilty Talks Upcoming Actors Fund SMASH Reunion ConcertVIDEO: Megan Hilty Talks Upcoming Actors Fund SMASH Reunion Concert
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Megan Hilty stopped by CBS THIS MORNING to talk about the renewed interest in the NBC musical drama series SMASH, which signed off the airwaves after only two seasons. Watch the interview in full below! (more...)

Patti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel CenterPatti LuPone to Bring FAR AWAY PLACES to Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

For one night only on Saturday, May 9 at 7:30pm, Broadway legend Patti LuPone will perform in her critically-acclaimed concert, Far Away Places, conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Joseph Thalken at Pace University's Schimmel Center. A Broadway superstar for more than 30 years, Ms. LuPone is a two-time Tony Winner (Best performance by a leading actress) for Evita and Gypsy; an Olivier recipient (for her performance in London's LES MISERABLES); and a two-time Grammy winner (Best Classical recording and Best Opera recording for Rise and Fall of Mahagonny). She takes us on a musical journey with thrilling renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters, including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and, even The BeeGees. (more...)

THE NERD, PETER PAN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for HCTO's 2016 SeasonTHE NERD, PETER PAN, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for HCTO's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Hale Center Theater Orem is pleased to announce its 2016 Season. (more...)

It's a SMASH! BOMBSHELL Concert Sells Out in Just Over an Hour!It's a SMASH! BOMBSHELL Concert Sells Out in Just Over an Hour!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Surprising no one who's been following the Kickstarter campaign, it was announced today by producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron that the upcoming concert presentation of the musical Bombshell from the TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, co-directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse, is SOLD OUT! The response for the one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, which sold out in just over one hour and to be held Monday evening, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway) has been overwhelming helping to raise much needed funds for the non-profit organization. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Nellie McKay & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPatti LuPone, Nellie McKay & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for April 13-19, Featuring Melba Moore, Patti LuPone, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for April 13-19, Featuring Melba Moore, Patti LuPone, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 12, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Melba Moore Live Covering Iconic Legends; Patti LuPone: The Lady with the Torch; Seth Sikes Is Still Singing Judy Garland; The Wedding Singer Reunion Concert; Reefer Madness Reunion Concert. (more...)

FINAL UPDATE: BOMBSHELL Kickstarter SMASH Reunion Concert Ends With $318,000+FINAL UPDATE: BOMBSHELL Kickstarter SMASH Reunion Concert Ends With $318,000+
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 10, 2015

BOMBSHELL is gigantic smash! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA TonightPatti LuPone, Billy Eichner & More Set for BRIDGET EVERETT GETS F*CKED BY ARS NOVA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Ars Nova has announced the lineup for Bridget Everett Gets F*cked by Ars Nova, a one-night-only blow-out concert celebrating everyone's favorite badass b*tch, alt-cabaret priestess and Ars Nova All Star, Bridget Everett. In addition to Everett herself, the benefit concert, directed by Scott Wittman (Hairspray, Rock Bottom), will feature tributes, roasts and send-up performances from Grammy and Tony Award-winner Patti LuPone and actor, comedian and Emmy-nominee Billy Eichner. Comedians, drag queens and entertainers aplenty round out the lineup, including Jim Andralis, DJ Jonjon Battles, Justin Vivian Bond, John Early, Cole Escola, Dan Finnerty, Murray Hill, Champagne Jerry, DJ Sammy Jo, Larry Krone, Erin Markey, Molly Pope, Marc Shaiman, Sweetie, The Tender Moments (Matt Ray, Mike Jackson, Carmine Covelli and Adam 'Ad-Rock' Horovitz), Chris Tyler, Varsity Interpretive Dance Squad (VIDS); plus a few fun surprises. (more...)

Craig Zadan Reveals BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert Will Not Be RecordedCraig Zadan Reveals BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert Will Not Be Recorded
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will present a concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, co-directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse. The one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund is set for Monday evening, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). Now, according to a recent tweet from Zadan, the show officially will get an audio nor video recording. He writes: 'Unfortunately, it's a one night only event. There will be no recording. ' (more...)

Patti LuPone, Luba Mason, Joshua Warr & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPatti LuPone, Luba Mason, Joshua Warr & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for April 6-12, Featuring Elizabeth Stanley, Andrew Rannells, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for April 6-12, Featuring Elizabeth Stanley, Andrew Rannells, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 5, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Elizabeth Stanley in 'Carried Away' with Special Guest Andrew Rannells; Patti LuPone: The Lady with the Torch; Broadway Meets Classic Rock with the Hair Cast: A Benefit for Broadway Impact; Baldwin Wallace at 54 Below; Teal Wicks and Friends Sing Harold Arlen. (more...)

Patti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Tonight in THE LADY WITH THE TORCHPatti LuPone Returns to 54 Below Tonight in THE LADY WITH THE TORCH
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in her acclaimed concert, 'The Lady with The Torch,' tonight, April 2nd, through the 14th, 2015. (more...)

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