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Photo Flash: HEDWIG's Lena Hall Surprises Broadway Artists Alliance Summer Intensive Students
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

Lena Hall, 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Featured Actress in a Musical (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), recently surprised students of Broadway Artists Alliance'a Summer Intensive. Hall spoke of the start of her career, auditioning for her award winning role, and making time for her rock band, The Deafening. Hall also participated in a Q&A with students, answering questions and offering advice for young performers. Get a look at her appearance below! (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 8/15- HAIRSPRAY
by Stage Tube - Aug 15, 2014

Today in 2002, Hairspray opened at the Neil Simon Theatre, where it ran for 2642 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. In 1962 Baltimore, Maryland, plump teenager Tracy Turnblad's dream is to dance on The Corny Collins Show, a local TV dance program. When Tracy wins a role on the show, she becomes a celebrity overnight. She then launches a campaign to integrate the show. Hairspray is a social commentary on the injustices of parts of American society in the 1960s. (more...)

Runaway Stage Productions' 2015 to Include NEXT TO NORMAL, SWEENEY TODD & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Runaway Stage Productions (RSP) announces its 2015 season, highlighted at a Season Preview Gala on September 14. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre to Stage HAIRSPRAY, Begin, 11/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 07, 2014

"You can't stop the beat" at Florida Studio Theatre, as the Winter Mainstage season opens with the multiple Tony award-winning Broadway musical, Hairspray. This vivacious production features the largest cast to ever grace the Gompertz stage. It's 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. The show opens on November 14, 2014. Subscriptions for all four shows can be purchased for as little as $45 by phone at (941) 366-9000 or by visiting the Box Office. (more...)

Larry Krone to Display Work from LOOK BOOK at Joe's Pub, 9/2-25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 06, 2014

As part of Joe's Pub at The Public's new artist-in-residence initiative, artist/entertainer Larry Krone will premiere a selection of photos from his forthcoming art book, LOOK BOOK. The book showcases the inspired creations of Larry Krone BRAND and the House of Larréon in photos by designer and photographer Todd Oldham. Running in conjunction with The Public Theater's 2014-15 season presentation of Bridget Everett's Rock Bottom, the exhibition will be on view from September 2-25 on The Public Theater's Philip and Janice Levin Foundation Mezzanine. There will be an opening night party on Tuesday, September 2 at 5:30PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman Visit Music Theatre Wichita's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN; Plus Production Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 05, 2014

On Saturday night July 26, songwriters / co-creators Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman paid a visit to Wichita to see Music Theatre Wichita's all-new production of "Catch Me If You Can," and had many compliments for director / producer Wayne Bryan, choreographer Linda Goodrich, and all the cast members, including Thom Sesma ("The Times They Are A-Changin'," "Miss Saigon," "Sweeney Todd") as FBI agent Carl Hanratty, and Skyler Adams (Pippin understudy in the upcoming national tour of "Pippin") as Frank Jr. Special praise also went to Broadway veterans David Hess and Paula Leggett Chase as Frank's parents, and to Carolyn Anne Miller as love interest Brenda. Scroll down for photos of Shaiman and Wittman backstage, plus images from the production! (more...)

'HEDWIG,' THE NANCE & More Set for Uptown Players' 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Uptown Players, a professional theater group located in the Uptown area of Dallas, has announced its 2015 season at the Kalita Humphreys Theater complex, which will feature the regional premiere of the 2013 Tony Award nominated play, The Nance, the professional area premiere of the 2011 Tony nominated musical Catch Me If You Can, the 2014 Tony award winning musical, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, plus a new play entitled Harbor, which just completed a successful off-broadway run. Uptown Players will also present its annual fundraising performance, this year entitled Christmas Our Way, which will be held in December 2014. Uptown Players will present Gilligan's Fire Island, another world premiere parody from the creator of Re-Designing Women and The Facts of Life this spring in the Rose Room Theater at S4. (more...)

Tickets On Sale Now for The Public's 2014-15 Season, Featuring Works by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Bridget Everett & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Single tickets are on sale now for The Public Theater's 2014-15 season that will include three world premiere musicals, a free Public Works musical adaptation of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, new plays by Suzan-Lori Parks, Young Jean Lee, and Lemon Andersen, Bridget Everett's new show at Joe's Pub, the 11th edition of the acclaimed Under the Radar Festival, the continuation of the Mobile Shakespeare Unit, the fifth season of Public Forum, New Work Now!, the Emerging Writers Group Spotlight Series and $20 tickets to Public Lab, now in its eighth year. Single tickets are available by calling (212) 967-7555, at www.publictheater.org, or in person at the Taub Box Office at The Public Theater at Astor Place at 425 Lafayette Street. (more...)

BUS STOP, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and More Set for USM Department of Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The University of Southern Maine (USM) Department of Theatre is presenting an innovative and enlightening six-show season for 2014-2015, replete with skirt-chasing dames, lonely love-torn souls, original dance, a production at the Portland Stage Studio Theater featuring a satirical southern belle and her hypochondriac son, followed by a pistol-packing nun, and the Maine premiere of the sensational new musical, "Catch Me If You Can," as well as one of Shakespeare's most beloved comedies "shadowed" by American Sign Language interpreter-performers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN at Music Theatre Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jul 25, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its impressive summer with another show stopper. Catch Me If You Can, directed by MTW's own Wayne Bryant, is a slick little number with a host of unforgettable performances. (more...)

BWW TV: Patti's Back! Watch Preview from Patti LuPone's THE LADY WITH THE TORCH at 54 Below
by Randy Rainbow - Jul 23, 2014

In an evening, conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone will perform an eclectic collection of torch songs by songwriters including Arthur Schwartz, Howard Dietz, Jule Styne, Sammy Cahn,Billy Barnes, Harold Arlen, George and Ira Gershwin, and Cole Porter. Don Heckman of The Los Angeles Times described the show as 'a beautifully paced, marvelously delivered torch-song exploration of the pleasures and pains of love; LuPone's remarkable, larger-than-life qualities and stunning musicality are distilled into the pure essence of her art.' BroadwayWorld was there for a special press preview with Patti and you can check out a sneak peek of the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ready or Not, Here Comes Patti! LuPone Previews New Show at 54 Below
by Jennifer Broski - Jul 21, 2014

Earlier today it was announced that 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. The agreement, which runs through 2016, launches with the upcoming July 21 - August 2 engagement, 'The Lady with The Torch.' (more...)

Patti LuPone Coming Back for More at 54 Below; Signs Agreement Through 2016!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, has announced a multi-year agreement with two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone. Twice yearly, LuPone will play two-week engagements at the venue. (more...)

Patti LuPone Brings THE LADY WITH A TORCH to 54 Below, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Two-time Tony Award winner and 54 Below favorite Patti LuPone returns to 54 Below with her critically-acclaimed show 'The Lady with A Torch', conceived and directed by Scott Wittman. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MTWichita's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Running 7/23 - 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Continuing the 43rd season for Music Theatre Wichita, the fourth of this summer's five large-scale productions is the Kansas premiere of "Catch Me If You Can," at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Nominee Santino Fontana Visits Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Santino Fontana, 2013 Tony Award nominee for Best Leading Actor in a Musical (Cinderella), visited students of Broadway Artists Alliance Junior Summer Intensive on July 9th. Fontana spoke of his start in school plays all the way to his Broadway career. Fontana relayed some words of wisdom during a Q&A, answering questions ranging from memorizing all those lines to the process of making Frozen. (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM to Open The Public Theater's 2014-15 Downtown Season; Performances Begin 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 08, 2014

The Public Theater will open its 2014-15 downtown season with the world premiere of Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM at Joe's Pub.š Created by Bridget Everett, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Adam "Ad-Rock" Horovitz, and Matt Ray, ROCK BOTTOM was originally commissioned as part of the Joe's Pub 2013 New York Voices series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Summer Theatre of New Canaan Rocks with HAIRSPRAY
by Cindy Cardozo - Jul 06, 2014

Summer Theatre of New Canaan rocks the summer months with the powerhouse, feel-good musical, Hairspray. (more...)

Megan Hilty Sings SMASH, WICKED & More Broadway Showstoppers At BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 05, 2014

SMASH star, Broadway headliner and small screen standout Megan Hilty participated in the familiar annual Independence Day celebration BOSTON POPS FIREWORKS SPECTACULAR and reminded us why she is one of Broadway's best bombshells with some stupendous musical theatre showstoppers of all sorts - including tunes from SMASH, WICKED and GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES! (more...)

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