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Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/29-3/30/2014
by - Mar 30, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 30, 2014 - Sunday, March 30, 2014. (more...)

Christopher Durang to Star as Vanya in His Own Play VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Playwright Christopher Durang - who won his first Tony Award in 2013 for his comedy VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE on Broadway - will make his debut in the role of Vanya when the play is presented at Bucks County Playhouse (70 S. Main St) in New Hope, PA. From July 17 to August 10, it has been announced by the Playhouse's newly-appointed producing team -- Producing Director Alexander Fraser, Executive Producer Robyn Goodman and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. (more...)

Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher Extend Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The two newest stars of the Tony Award-winning musical CINDERELLA on Broadway - Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen and the Emmy-nominated Fran Drescher - will extend their engagements in the hit musical several more weeks through June 8, it has been announced by producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. The two stars - both of whom have made their Broadway debuts as Cinderella and her wicked stepmother, respectively - were originally scheduled to conclude their runs in CINDERELLA next month. (more...)

Cicely Tyson to Reprise Role in 'BOUNTIFUL' as Part of CTG Ahmanson Theatre's 2014-15 Season; Plus CINDERELLA, MATILDA & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

"The new season, our 48th season at the Music Center of Los Angeles," said Ritchie, "will include from Broadway two hit musicals and a celebrated drama - the magical 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella,' the mischievous 'Matilda The Musical' and the much beloved Cicely Tyson in Horton Foote's exquisite 'The Trip to Bountiful.' (more...)

CINDERELLA's Carly Rae Jepsen Set to Visit GMA on 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 20, multi-platinum pop sensation Carly Rae Jepsen will visit ABC's Good Morning America to talk about stepping into the famed glass slippers as she prepares to make her Broadway debut in the title role of CINDERELLA on Broadway. As part of the segment, Ms. Jepsen will give GMA an exclusive behind the scenes look at CINDERELLA, about to begin its 2nd year at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Jepsen will make her Broadway debut on February 4 along side film and television star Fran Drescher, who begins that date in the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

CINDERELLA to Launch National Tour in 2014; Chicago Run Begins December 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 09, 2014

Broadway In Chicago just announced that RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony AwardŽ-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Cadillac Palace Theatre (151 W Randolph) for a limited engagement from December 16, 2014 through January 4, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Pop Star Carly Rae Jepsen to Replace Laura Osnes in Broadway's CINDERELLA
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 29, 2013

Producers have tapped 'Call Me Maybe' singer Carly Rae Jepsen to replace Tony nominee Laura Osnes in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, currently playing on Broadway. Jepsen will step into the role on Feb. 4 for a limited 12-week run. (more...)

Fran Drescher to Make Broadway Debut as 'Madame' in CINDERELLA in February; Harriet Harris to Depart on 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 09, 2013

The producers of Cinderella announced today that television and film star Fran Drescher will make her Broadway debut as Cinderella's stepmother Madame, beginning performances on February 4th for a 10-week run through April 13 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). Ms. Drescher takes over the role created by Harriet Harris, who concludes her acclaimed year-long run in the musical to return to her home in California. (more...)

Alexander Fraser & Robyn Goodman Named Producing Director, Executive Director of Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Bucks County Playhouse has announced today that the Playhouse has selected Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman to assume the leadership roles of Producing Director and Executive Producer, respectively. They will be replacing outgoing Producing Director Jed Bernstein, who announced earlier this year he will be joining Lincoln Center For The Performing Arts as its next President. Fraser and Goodman will begin their duties at the Playhouse in January of 2014. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with CINDERELLA Cast and Creative Team
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Nov 02, 2013

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the cast & team of Cinderella moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge. Check out the full conversation below! (more...)

Photo Flash: CINDERELLA & THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Receive Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

Actors' Equity Association ('AEA' or Equity) today named CINDERELLA and THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL as co-recipients of the 'Extraordinary Excellence in Diversity on Broadway' Award for the 2012-13 theatrical season. Presented by Equity's Eastern Region Equal Employment Opportunity Committee (EEO), the award honors shows that exemplify and promote the union's founding principles of diversity, inclusion and equal opportunity for all who work in the theatre. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

CINDERELLA and KINKY BOOTS Performances to Benefit Actors Fund
by Arielle Ozery - Sep 11, 2013

The Actors Fund have been hosting special performances that have been 'thrilling audiences for more than 80 years with an electric energy unlike any other night of theatre'. According to The Fund, what makes a special performance so special is that the Broadway companies happily give their time, talent, and an extra performance to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Rebecca Luker to Replace Victoria Clark in CINDERELLA September 6 thru January 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2013

The producers of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA have announced that three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast on Broadway as Cinderella's Fairy Godmother, Marie, starting September 6 through January 19, 2014. Ms. Luker takes over the role from Victoria Clark, who will leave CINDERELLA temporarily for a new project (to be announced), returning to the musical on January 21. (more...)

CINDERELLA's William Ivey Long Wins Best Costume Design, Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2013

William Ivey Long has won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN's CINDERELLA. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Jesse Tyler Ferguson Announce 2013 TONY AWARD Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 08, 2013

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for THE 67th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS were announced today by stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson and Tony Award-winning actress Sutton Foster at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement. (more...)

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA Cast Album Released in Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 04, 2013

Ghostlight Records announces that the Original Broadway Cast Recording of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella CD hits stores today, June 4. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for WNBC-TV's NEW YORK LIVE Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2013

CINDERELLA -- the Rodgers + Hammerstein musical now at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway) -- played its 100th performance on Wednesday evening, May 29. The cast celebrated with a cake from Carlo's Bakery, home of TV's 'Cake Boss.' The musical began previews on January 25 and had its official opening night on March 3. Written for CBS-TV in 1957, this production of Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA marks the musical's first-eve Broadway production, now in its 5th month of performances. The Friday, May 31st broadcast of WNBC-TV/Channel 4's program 'New York Live' seen weekdays at 12:30 p.m. will feature a backstage interview with CINDERELLA stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and Cast of CINDERELLA Celebrate 100th Performance on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - May 29, 2013

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA celebrated its 100th performance today, May 29th, at the Broadway Theater. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the festivites below, featuring Tony Award nominees Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and Victoria Clark, and cast members Harriet Harris, Ann Harada, Marla Mindelle, Peter Bartlett, Greg Hildreth and Phumzile Sojola -- plus a cake designed by Carlo's Bakery! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the 2013 Tony Nominees- CINDERELLA's Jill Furman on Bringing a Fresh Take of the Fairytale to Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2013

BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was thrilled to sit down and speak with nearly all of this year's Tony Award nominees at the official Tonys Meet & Greet on May 1, 2013, and we will be bringing you special coverage on all of them throughout the awards season. Today we bring you Jill Furman, a lead producer from Best Revival of a Musical nominee Cinderella. Check out what she had to say below! (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Will Hit the Road for National Tour in 2014-15
by BWW News Desk - May 08, 2013

The producers of the 2013 Tony Award nominated Best Revival of a Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, have just announced National Tour for the 2014-15 season. (more...)

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