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Andrew Lloyd Webber Kicks Off SCHOOL OF ROCK Preview Concerts TonightAndrew Lloyd Webber Kicks Off SCHOOL OF ROCK Preview Concerts Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited guests (scroll down to read the full, official invitation letter!) to the Grammercy Theatre to watch an early version of SCHOOL OF ROCK-THE MUSICAL. Tickets are now on sale for the preview concerts, scheduled for tonight, June 3 at 7:30pm, tomorrow, June 4 at 7:30pm, Friday, June 5 at 7:30pm and Saturday, June 6 at 2:00pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jim Parsons Opens Up About Returning to Broadway in AN ACT OF GOD on THE VIEWSTAGE TUBE: Jim Parsons Opens Up About Returning to Broadway in AN ACT OF GOD on THE VIEW
by Stage Tube - Jun 2, 2015

Jim Parsons, star of Broadway's An Act of God, appeared on today's THE VIEW on ABC. Check out the appearance below! Jim Parsons, star of Broadway's An Act of God, visited today's THE VIEW on ABC. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

The Shubert Foundation Announces a Record $24 Million in Grants to 488 Arts Organizations Across AmericaThe Shubert Foundation Announces a Record $24 Million in Grants to 488 Arts Organizations Across America
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

The Shubert Foundation announces a record total of $24 million in grants to 488 not-for-profit performing arts organizations across 46 States. The 2015 grants mark the 33rd consecutive year the Foundation has increased its giving. (more...)

THIS JUST IN - Broadway Production of SKYLIGHT Recoups!THIS JUST IN - Broadway Production of SKYLIGHT Recoups!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2015

The producers of the critically acclaimed Broadway production of David Hare's SKYLIGHT, directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Stephen Daldry and starring Carey Mulligan, Bill Nighy, and Matthew Beard, have announced that the production has recouped its entire capitalization. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Now for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Sneak Peek Concerts!Tickets on Sale Now for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Sneak Peek Concerts!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

School of Rock-The Musical may not hit Broadway until later this year, but a select group of people will get an early sneak peek! Creator Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited guests (scroll down to read the full, official invitation letter!) to the Grammercy Theatre to watch an early version of the new musical.The article also reveals that the show, which begins previews on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, will star Alex Brightman (Wicked, Big Fish, Matilda) as substitute teacher, Dewey. Additional casting has not yet been announced. Tickets are now on sale for the preview concerts, scheduled for June 3 at 7:30pm, June 4 at 7:30pm, June 5 at 7:30pm and June 6 at 2:00pm. (more...)

DVR Alert: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons to Visit ABC's 'The View', 6/2DVR Alert: AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons to Visit ABC's 'The View', 6/2
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

ABC has announced that Jim Parsons, star of Broadway's AN ACT OF GOD, will appear on THE VIEW on Tuesday, June 2nd. Author Judy Blume will also appear on the broadcast. (more...)

Alex Brightman Set to Lead Broadway-Bound SCHOOL OF ROCK; Andrew Lloyd Webber Hosts Sneak Peek!Alex Brightman Set to Lead Broadway-Bound SCHOOL OF ROCK; Andrew Lloyd Webber Hosts Sneak Peek!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

School of Rock-The Musical may not hit Broadway until later this year, but a select group of people will get an early sneak peek! According to the New York Times, creator Andrew Lloyd Webber has invited guests to the Grammercy Theatre to watch an early version of the new musical. He writes in the invitation: 'Someone up there in cyberspace has intimated that you might be interested in an invitation to a rather unusual theater event. The very first incarnation of 'School of Rock' will be a staged, actually highly staged concert at the Gramercy Theater for just a few performances.' The article also reveals that the show, which begins previews on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, will star Alex Brightman (Wicked, Big Fish, Matilda) as substitute teacher, Dewey. Additional casting has not yet been announced.  (more...)

DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera to Guest on NBC's 'Tonight Show'DVR Alert: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera to Guest on NBC's 'Tonight Show'
by TV News Desk - May 29, 2015

NBC has announced that Tony nominated actress Chita Rivera will be a guest on THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on Thursday, June 4th. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Revival of a PlayBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide: Best Revival of a Play
by Caryn Robbins - May 28, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. First up, nominees for Best Revival of a Play! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Stars of 2015 Stars In The Alley!Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Stars of 2015 Stars In The Alley!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 28, 2015

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, was held just yesterday in Shubert Alley, hosted by Darren Criss who is currently playing Hedwig in the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, Hedwig and the Angry Inch. To add to the festivities leading up to the Tony Awards, the free outdoor concert in the heart of the Theatre District celebrated Broadway with star appearances and exciting performances from over 20 new shows and long-running favorites, accompanied by a 12-piece live orchestra, including many of this year's 2015 Tony Award - nominated plays and musicals! BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos of all of the stars on the red carpet below!  (more...)

AN ACT OF GOD, Starring Jim Parsons, Opens Tonight on BroadwayAN ACT OF GOD, Starring Jim Parsons, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2015

The new Broadway comedy An Act of God, starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons, began performances on May 7 and officially opens tonight, May 28, 2015 at Studio 54 (254 West 54th Street). (more...)

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!DOCTOR ZHIVAGO to Get Official Broadway Cast Recording!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

It was announced today that the new Broadway musical Doctor Zhivago, which opened at the Broadway Theatre on April 21st, 2015, will record its cast album on Thursday, May 28th (more...)

Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISITPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Musical theatre star Betty Buckley recently spent time backstage at THE VISIT with Chita Rivera. In an Instagram post, Buckley wrote, 'Backstage at 'The Visit'with the incredible Broadway Star, Ms. Chita Rivera! My eyes are red from crying at the beauty of this special piece of Art & theater, centered around the extraordinary performance by beloved Chita! Amazing! She touched my heart & soul so deeply! You gotta see this!' Check out the pic below! (more...)

Roger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps InRoger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps In
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the star has also been swapped out for Nelis on the show's official web site. According to audience member reports, Nelis is giving a stellar performance in the role opposite the legendary Chita Rivera. Keep checking BroadwayWorld as we learn more! (more...)

VIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera & John Kander on Why They Don't Like The TonysVIDEO: THE VISIT's Chita Rivera & John Kander on Why They Don't Like The Tonys
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

Broadway legends and Tony nominees Chita Rivera and John Kander talked to USA Today and explained how their work is their real reward. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!Photo Coverage: Inside Career Transition For Dancers' Inbetween Show Dinner!
by Linda Lenzi - May 21, 2015

The Shubert Organization and Career Transition For Dancers along with the host committee: Andy Blankenbuehler, Graciela Daniele, Mercedes Ellington, Donna McKechnie, Jerry Mitchell, & Chita Rivera welcomed The Broadway Dance Community for a Buffet Dinner & Between-Shows-Get-Together at Sardi's, Eugenia Room (234 West 44th Street) on Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (5:00pm-7:00pm).  This event is generously underwritten by The Shubert Organization.  Past client Andy Blankenbuehler (award-winning choreographer of the hit musical "Hamilton") addressed the group on his relation with the organziation and how beneficial they have been for him and thousands of others. (more...)

Charlotte St. Martin Named President of The Broadway LeagueCharlotte St. Martin Named President of The Broadway League
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Robert E. Wankel, Chairman of the Broadway League and President & Co-CEO of the Shubert Organization announced today that the League's Executive Committee has elected Charlotte St. Martin to the position of President. The Broadway League is the trade association representing commercial theatre in the United States, whose members include producers, theatre owners, and presenters of Broadway across the country and internationally. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BETS Raises $137,200 for BC/EFAPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BETS Raises $137,200 for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Theater fans, celebrities and industry insiders grabbed their seats at poker tables on Monday, May 18, 2015, to raise $137,200 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS at the inaugural edition of Broadway Bets. Hosted by Sardi's restaurant in the heart of New York City's theatre district, Broadway Bets(#broadwaybets), a first-of-its-kind Broadway poker tournament, offered the theatre community a new and unique way to support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

THE VISIT Welcomes John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for One-on-One Conversation TonightTHE VISIT Welcomes John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for One-on-One Conversation Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will host a conversation with two iconic composers following this evening's performance, May 20. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, will sit down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Darren Criss Hosts BROADWAY JUNIOR Today at the Imperial TheatreDarren Criss Hosts BROADWAY JUNIOR Today at the Imperial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The 10th Anniversary celebration of The Shubert Foundation/Music Theatre International arts education program, Broadway Junior, will take place today, May 19, 2015 at at 10:30 a.m. at Broadway's Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.). The event will be hosted by 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' star Darren Criss. (more...)

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