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It's Official! Alex Gaumond to Join West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS as 'Freddy Benson'It's Official! Alex Gaumond to Join West End's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS as 'Freddy Benson'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Alex Gaumond (Matilda, Legally Blonde, We Will Rock You) will replace Rufus Hound as the newest conman on the block, Freddy Benson from 11 November 2014 in the critically acclaimed and Best New Musical of 2014, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 15th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 15th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 15, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Monday night's Jeff Awards at the Drury Lane, and 'Amazing Grace' at the BOAT! Plus 2014's other Broadway In Chicago shows, The Grinch at the Chicago Theatre, local productions of 'Parade,' 'Camelot' and 'Mary Poppins,' the new 'A Christmas Memory,' and the sold-out Humanities Festival tribute to the Tonys! (more...)

New Production Photos Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSNew Production Photos Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 11, 2014

Get a fresh look at DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS in the UK! (more...)

Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9. (more...)

The Chicago Humanities Festival to Feature Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields, Karen Mason & More, 11/3The Chicago Humanities Festival to Feature Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields, Karen Mason & More, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9. Created by Rob Lindley and Doug Peck, A Night at the Tonys will take audiences on a chronological journey featuring a song from each Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" production since 1949. The production will feature two-time Tony Award-nominees Andre DeShields (Ain't Misbehavin'; The Wiz; The Full Monty) and Ernestine Jackson (Raisin; Guys and Dolls; Hello Dolly!), Broadway alum Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard; Mamma Mia!), and Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), as well as some of Chicago's top performers. Tickets are SOLD OUT, but patrons can be added to the waitlist by calling the CHF Box Office at (312) 494-9509. (more...)

Photo Flash: E. Faye Butler, Matthew Crowle and More in Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS DISNEY FundraiserPhoto Flash: E. Faye Butler, Matthew Crowle and More in Porchlight Music Theatre's CHICAGO SINGS DISNEY Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre kicked off its 20th Anniversary season with a sold-out benefit concert, Chicago Sings Disney featuring the music created by the Walt Disney Studios, Monday, Aug. 25 at Mayne Stage, 1328 West Morse Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Pyramyd Air Hosts First Ever Pyramyd Air Cup Airgun CompetitionPyramyd Air Hosts First Ever Pyramyd Air Cup Airgun Competition
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

SOLON, Ohio, Aug. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ 'Our mission statement is to grow the shooting community through delivery of stellar products, knowledge and service, ensuring safety and guaranteeing limitless enjoyment. We hope to accomplish our mission through this event and because we are in a serious entertainment business,' Josh Ungier, Pyramyd Air CEO. (more...)

Sharon Maughan to star in AUTOBAHN at King's HeadSharon Maughan to star in AUTOBAHN at King's Head
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Neil Labute's Autobahn, which opens at the King's Head this month, will star Sharon Maughan, probably most famous for her work in the iconic Nescafe Coffee ads with Anthony Head, as well as for her three year stint on Holby City. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 9th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 9, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. All the latest on the Goodman's 'Brigadoon,' cast announcements of major titles from Light Opera Works, the Paramount and Porchlight, see Team Starkid and 'Ball At The Savoy' at Stage 773, local premieres of 'Suds' and 'Big Fish,' plus the #1 high school actor in America and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh CLO's LEGALLY BLONDE, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at Pittsburgh CLO's LEGALLY BLONDE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Do blondes really have more fun? Audiences will soon find out at Pittsburgh CLO's production of Legally Blonde The Musical, opening tonight, June 13, and continuing through June 22 at the Benedum Center. This mega movie hit will be brought to life by a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Porchlight's Annual Musical Benefit CHICAGO SINGS to Salute Disney, 8/25Porchlight's Annual Musical Benefit CHICAGO SINGS to Salute Disney, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre begins its 20th Anniversary season with a benefit concert, Chicago Sings Disney featuring the music created by the Walt Disney Studios, Monday, Aug. 25 at 7 p.m. at Mayne Stage, 1328 West Morse Ave. The evening includes a thrilling roster of Chicago's top theatre artists performing familiar Disney classics and nostalgic treasures, a silent auction, cash bar and complimentary desserts at intermission, generously provided by Bespoke Cuisine. General admission tickets are $50 in advance and $65 at the door. VIP Tickets are available for $100, which includes a pre-show reception and premier reserved seating. Tickets may be ordered at773.777.9884 or porchlightmusictheatre.org. Proceeds from this concert benefit Porchlight productions and educational programs at The School at Porchlight. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens 6/13Pittsburgh CLO's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens 6/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Do blondes really have more fun? Audiences will soon find out at Pittsburgh CLO's production of Legally Blonde The Musical, June 13-22 at the Benedum Center. This mega movie hit will be brought to life by a cast of Broadway's best and Pittsburgh CLO veterans. Watch as Elle Woods takes over the stage with her vivacious personality and a score sure to please. (more...)

Promo Trailer For West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSPromo Trailer For West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Pat Cerasaro - May 26, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS finally comes to the West End with stage and screen stars Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in the leads and a new look at the show via a new promotional trailer is now available to view. (more...)

Pyramyd Air Awarded 2013 Internet Retailer of the Year by Crosman CorporationPyramyd Air Awarded 2013 Internet Retailer of the Year by Crosman Corporation
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

SOLON, Ohio, May 20, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ Pyramyd Air is announced as the recipient of Crosman's Internet Retailer of the Year award for 2013. Both Crosman and Pyramyd Air share the same industry goal, delivering high-quality products for the maximum enjoyment of airgun enthusiasts. Pyramyd Air CEO Joshua Ungier said of the award, 'It is not only a privilege, but an honor, to be recognized by Crosman for such a prestigious award. We are proud to partner with an industry leader like Crosman, and we look forward to continuing the relationship in the future.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: USHERS: THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre, May 14 2014BWW Reviews: USHERS: THE FRONT OF HOUSE MUSICAL, Charing Cross Theatre, May 14 2014
by Gary Naylor - May 16, 2014

Gary Naylor sees a musical comedy that delivers as good a night's entertainment as any available in London, packing in jokes, songs and a few tugs at the heartstrings when we go backstage with the Ushers. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 30th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 30th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'The Sound Of Music' and 'The Wizard Of Oz' live, a local 'Ragtime' and 'Avenue Q,' premieres of 'Juno' and 'The Next Thing,' 'Hit The Wall' and 'Waa-Mu' return, CCT announces two world premieres, and Illinois has its high school musical theater champs--plus even more! (more...)

THE RAGGED CHILD, THE HIRED MAN and BRASS Make Up 2014 Season at National Youth Music TheatreTHE RAGGED CHILD, THE HIRED MAN and BRASS Make Up 2014 Season at National Youth Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

National Youth Music Theatre will present an exciting season of work for summer 2014, including a new commission to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The company of over 150 actors, musicians, creative and backstage teams aged between 11 and 23 will stage The Ragged Child at the Rose Theatre, Kingston (23 - 27 July), The Hired Man at the St. James Theatre, London (13 - 16 August) and Brass at the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (20 - 23 August). (more...)

Photo Flash: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Celebrates West End Opening at Savoy TheatrePhoto Flash: DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS Celebrates West End Opening at Savoy Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Jerry Mitchell's production of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, opened at the Savoy Theatre 2 April 2014. It stars Robert Lindsay, Rufus Hound, Katherine Kingsley, and Samantha Bond. Check below for photos from the press night! (more...)

First Performance Clip Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSFirst Performance Clip Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 2, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS comes to the West End later this month with stage and screen stars Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in the leads and a new behind the scenes featurette detailing the set construction is now available to view. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELSBehind The Scenes Of West End DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 13, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS comes to the West End later this month with stage and screen stars Robert Lindsay and Rufus Hound in the leads and a new behind the scenes featurette detailing the set construction is now available to view. (more...)

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