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The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS DelightsBWW Reviews: Megan Hilty's A KENNEDY CENTER CHRISTMAS Delights
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 15, 2014

Simply stunning!Megan Hilty, star of stage and screen, offered a good dose of holiday cheer and some fine vocals to an appreciative Kennedy Center audience this weekend. Combining musical theatre and pop selections she usually does in cabaret format with a few holiday tunes, the varied set offered a little something for everyone and allowed her to showcase her enviable versatility. While it's nearly impossible to pick highlights - because everything was just that good - a few favorite moments emerged. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Laura Osnes' THE PATHS NOT TAKEN Sweetly CharmsBWW Reviews: Laura Osnes' THE PATHS NOT TAKEN Sweetly Charms
by David Clarke - Dec 14, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee and Broadway sweetheart, Laura Osnes is charming patrons of 54 BELOW with her new cabaret show The Paths Not Taken. As she has done in the past at venues like Cafe Carlyle and even with pervious appearances at 54 BELOW, Osnes captivates audiences with her deft talent, bubbly charisma, and incandescent spirit as she takes us on a journey through the roles she didn't get or left behind. (more...)

Steel Burkhardt to Join Broadway's ALADDIN Later This MonthSteel Burkhardt to Join Broadway's ALADDIN Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, proudly welcomes Steel Burkhardt to the role of Kassim beginning Monday, December 22. He succeeds Brandon O'Neill, who originated the role and will play his final performance Sunday, December 21. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Begins Thanksgiving Weekend at Syracuse StageHAIRSPRAY Begins Thanksgiving Weekend at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Bubbling with joy and 60s era music and dance, Hairspray is the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical piled bouffant high with laughter, romance, and deliriously tuneful songs. Tracy Turnblad is a teen whose life revolves around dancing on the Corny Collins TV show. Who knew that a teenybopper TV show could be a catalyst for integration? You can't stop the beat, and truth be told, you won't want to once the all-singing and dancing cast takes the stage. (more...)

Bridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's PubBridget Everett, Rev Billy, Tammy Faye/Lenny Kaye and More Set for This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances through the rest of November 2014. Visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows and scroll down for more! (more...)

Photo Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

After a 9-year absence, a triple dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, is currently being doled out, and the 'Goddess of Showbiz' has deigned to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY. The opening was held on November 13, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Opens TonightLYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

After a 9-year absence, a triple dose of the legendary Lypsinka, John Epperson's iconic creation, is currently being doled out, and the 'Goddess of Showbiz' has deigned to grace New York City with her sweeping presence in LYPSINKA! THE TRILOGY. (more...)

La MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This WeekLa MaMa to Honor Olympia Dukakis and More at Earth Gala This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

La MaMa will honor award-winning Olympia Dukakis for her creative achievement in the arts and her work as an activist for social change; and Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom partner Dan Kurtz for his steadfast advocacy on behalf of nonprofit organizations at the La MaMa Earth Gala on Thursday, November 13th. Guests Include Austin Pendleton (who will toast Olympia), John Patrick Shanley, Matt Dillon, among others. (more...)

Suzanne Vega, Bridget Everett and More to Perform This Week at Joe's PubSuzanne Vega, Bridget Everett and More to Perform This Week at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its performances, November 12-23, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway's Best Come Out For Jack O'Brien at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Broadway's Best Come Out For Jack O'Brien at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2014

On November 7 and 8 (9:30PM), director extraordinaire Jack O'Brien brings his new show to 54 Below, titled 'I've Still Got My Health, So What Do I Care?' Come join O'Brien for a Diamond Jubilee Celebration of a life lived on and off the stage. Tales from Hamlet to Hairspray. Selections from Cole Porter to James Taylor. Stories, songs with an occasional A flat and a surprise guest or two. BroadwayWorld brings pictures of the first performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone Premieres New Show at 54 Below! Laura Benanti, Bridgett Everett & More AttendPhoto Flash: Patti LuPone Premieres New Show at 54 Below! Laura Benanti, Bridgett Everett & More Attend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

On Monday, November 3, two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone launched her two-week return engagement to 54 Below in an all-new show, Part Two of "Far Away Places." Check out a look back at opening night below! (more...)

Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Returning to The Public in January 2015Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM Returning to The Public in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Due to popular demand and a recent sold-out run at Joe's Pub, The Public Theater announced today it will bring back Bridget Everett's ROCK BOTTOM for 18 additional performances, January 6-February 20, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!BWW Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

On November 7 and 8 (9:30PM), director extraordinaire Jack O'Brien will bring his new show to 54 Below, titled 'I've Still Got My Health, So What Do I Care?' Come join O'Brien for a Diamond Jubilee Celebration of a life lived on and off the stage. Tales from Hamlet to Hairspray. Selections from Cole Porter to James Taylor. Stories, songs with an occasional A flat and a surprise guest or two. Directed by Scott Wittman with Musical Director Dan Lipton. For tickets, visit: http://54below.com. O'Brien recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming show and you can check out what he had to say below! (more...)

Megan Hilty, Carol Kane & More Set for SRT's Annual Benefit at Joe's Pub, 11/23Megan Hilty, Carol Kane & More Set for SRT's Annual Benefit at Joe's Pub, 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 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...)

Patti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatti LuPone, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

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...)

Patti LuPone Premieres FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below TonightPatti LuPone Premieres FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' tonight, November 3, through November 15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for November 3-9 Featuring Patti LuPone, T. Oliver Reid, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for November 3-9 Featuring Patti LuPone, T. Oliver Reid, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Nov 2, 2014

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: Patti LuPone: Far Away Places Part Two, If It Only Even Runs A Minute: 13th Edition, Vanishing Point, Assassins in the Park with George, and T. Oliver Reid. (more...)

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...)

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