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Sheldon Harnick & Hal Prince Recall Original Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOFSheldon Harnick & Hal Prince Recall Original Production of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Movies News Desk - May 28, 2015

91-year-old Sheldon Harnick, the lyricist for Broadway's Fiddler on the Roof, and 87-year-old Harold Prince, the producer of the original production, shared memories of the early days of the iconic musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal Sheldon Harnick & the 92Y Cast of TO LIFE! Celebrating 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOFPhoto Coverage: In Rehearsal Sheldon Harnick & the 92Y Cast of TO LIFE! Celebrating 50 Years of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 28, 2015

Sheldon Harnick the Tony Award-winning lyricist of Fiddler on the Roof will be Hosting the 92Y's presentation of To Life! Celebrating 50 Years of Fiddler on the Roof. The production will run from May 30 to June 1 at the 92Y.  Recently Mr. Harnick talked about, and performed (with the cast) a song cut before the show got to Broadway. The song titled 'Get Thee Out' will be included his 92Y presentation. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Thrills, Chills & Ties - The Most Unique & Unusual Tony Awards WinsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Thrills, Chills & Ties - The Most Unique & Unusual Tony Awards Wins
by Pat Cerasaro - May 27, 2015

Awards shows are catnip for entertainment enthusiasts around the world not only because they are a celebration of the best of the breed in whatever medium or genre the presentation recognizes but also because a live telecast with so many stars and so many categories allows for ample room for entertainment - and error. In Tony Awards history, there have been a few unmistakably unmissable moments that live on thanks to the magic of YouTube for a variety of reasons - thrilling battles to the finish in tight categories, chilling reactions from non-winners when the top prize is announced, and, of course, some very unusual albeit unforgettable ties and inconsistent category tweaks. Nevertheless, the Tony Awards is always the biggest night of the year for Broadway babies and this year should prove to be no exception with the hot competition and spectacular stars scheduled to appear on June 7 at Radio City Music Hall and presented to the world, once again, via CBS at 8 PM. (more...)

Breaking News: Danny Burstein-Led FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Will Play the Broadway Theatre; Opening Night Set!Breaking News: Danny Burstein-Led FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Revival Will Play the Broadway Theatre; Opening Night Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Jerry Frankel, and Jam Theatricals just announced that Fiddler on the Roof will play The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) and will begin performances on Tuesday, November 17, 2015 with an opening night scheduled for Thursday,December 17, 2015.  Rehearsals are set to begin Monday, September 28, 2015.  Five-time Tony Award-nominee and Drama Desk & Outer Critics Circle Award winner Danny Burstein (Cabaret, Golden Boy, Follies, South Pacific) will step into the iconic role of Tevye. Burstein will appear under the direction of Tony Award-nominated director Bartlett Sher, who was most recently nominated for a Tony Award for the current Broadway revival, The King and I.  Sher has directed Burstein on Broadway in the revivals ofGolden Boy and South Pacific. Further casting and ticket on-sale date will be announced soon.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 GalaPhoto Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala celebrated Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director on May 18, at Capitale. Danny Burstein hosted the evening, which featured performances by Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis,Rebecca Luker, Laura Osnes, and Chita Rivera. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6Cincinnati Pops to Kick Off Summer 2015 with BROADWAY SING-ALONG, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra will begin its summer series at Riverbend Music Center's Corbett Pavilion on Saturday, June 6 at 8 p.m. with a special 'Broadway Sing-Along' featuring classic Broadway hits and inviting the audience to sing along. (more...)

Symphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein HostsSymphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein Hosts
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala will celebrate Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director at 6:30 tonight, May 18, at Capitale. (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

York Theatre Company's 11th Annual NEO Concert Set for 6/15York Theatre Company's 11th Annual NEO Concert Set for 6/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The York Theatre Company presents a one-night only benefit concert celebrating up and coming musical theatre writers, with  NEO 11 on Monday, June 15, 2015 The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue).  Festivities begin at 7:30 p.m. followed by a champagne and dessert reception to toast the evening. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! Wraps Up Final Show of 2015 Season- ZORBA! Cast Celebrates Closing NightPhoto Coverage: Encores! Wraps Up Final Show of 2015 Season- ZORBA! Cast Celebrates Closing Night
by Walter McBride - May 12, 2015

New York City Center's Encores! just wrapped up the final production of the 2015 season, Zorba!, directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. The production starred John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the closing night after party! (more...)

Original Cast Recordings of DAMES AT SEA & More Coming to CDOriginal Cast Recordings of DAMES AT SEA & More Coming to CD
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD (more...)

Raul Castillo, Cory Michael Smith & More Set for Roundabout's 2015 Underground Reading SeriesRaul Castillo, Cory Michael Smith & More Set for Roundabout's 2015 Underground Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced casting for the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

Julie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This JuneJulie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On June 6th, designer and director Tony Walton will receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals' Gala event RAZZLE DAZZLE. Just announced, Julie Andrews will present Walton with the award at the event. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Phenomenal at Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas CityBWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Phenomenal at Spinning Tree Theatre in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Apr 26, 2015

As spectacular as the lights of the Aurora Borealis, that is how Spinning Tree Theatre lit up the stage on opening night of Fiddler on the Roof at the Just Off Broadway Theatre. Jerry Bock wrote the music, Sheldon Harnick the lyrics, and Joseph Stein the book for Fiddler on the Roof, a musical based on Tevye and his Daughters (or Tevye the Dairyman) and others stories written by Sholem Aleichem. (more...)

ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This MayALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

We're reaching for the moon, putting all our eggs in one basket, dancing cheek to cheek and pouring our hearts into a song, because it's time to face the music and dance! All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directs a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who are joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

THE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 SeasonTHE SAINTS, MECHANICS OF LOVE & More Featured in Roundabout Underground's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced the fourth annual Roundabout Underground Reading Series, a five-night event that includes nightly readings of new plays written and directed by emerging artists, curtain speeches by Roundabout Underground artist alumni and post-show receptions. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway Rekindles Its Pledge To Empty The Vault With Classic Albums Released On CD For The First TimeMasterworks Broadway Rekindles Its Pledge To Empty The Vault With Classic Albums Released On CD For The First Time
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

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Jewish Channel's Theatre TV Show, ROW J TV to Feature  Douglas Sills, Renee Fleming, and Andy PropstJewish Channel's Theatre TV Show, ROW J TV to Feature Douglas Sills, Renee Fleming, and Andy Propst
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

The Jewish Channel will broadcast the latest edition of its popular theater-oriented monthly TV show, "Row J," to begin airing on demand on Tuesday, April 14. Row J" is hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre Announces 2015/2016 SeasonSeattle Musical Theatre Announces 2015/2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's oldest musical theatre house, celebrates its 38th season with Tony-winners and upbeat classics. Early bird subscription packages (three show $85; four show $110) are now available; regular subscription packages (three show $100; four show $130) go on sale April 27, 2015; single tickets go on sale June 1, 2015. (more...)

Tori Scott to Bring New Solo Show to Joe's Pub This SummerTori Scott to Bring New Solo Show to Joe's Pub This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

One of Time Out New York's Top 10 Cabaret Artists for 2013, Tori Scott, returns to Joe's Pub May 4, May 18, and June 1 with her new solo show, THIRSTY!, a celebration of poor life choices, a crippling need for attention, and a regrettable love of vodka. (more...)

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