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March 22, 1930 (85)
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Actor's Express to Present THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER, SWEENEY TODD, and More as Part of 28th SeasonActor's Express to Present THE THRUSH AND THE WOODPECKER, SWEENEY TODD, and More as Part of 28th Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2015

Actor's Express announces its 28th Season of stunning plays including six works, three of which are world premieres, and one classic musical. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at StrathmoreBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 28, 2015

I could probably write a one sentence review of Audra McDonald's concert at Bethesda's magnificent Music Center at Strathmore that would sum up my reaction quite well. It would read something like this: Audra is perfection and can do anything. (more...)

BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday!BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2015

On Monday night, March 22nd, an all-star line-up of Broadway performers united to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim. The evening celebrated the journey of Woods and Sondheim from stage to screen. Performances included music from Into the Woods as well as other Sondheim classics sung by feature film and Broadway talent including Lilla Crawford, Tituss Burgess, Lance Horne, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy & Broadway Inspirational Voices, Abby Mueller, Andrew Nielson, Kristin Olness, Molly Pope, Christopher Sieber, Brian Sills,Catherine Walker, Trevor Vaughn, Michael-Leon Wooley, Karen Ziemba, Chip Zien and more. BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with all of the red carpet guests below! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Becomes #5 Highest Grossing Movie Musical & Earns Nearly $200 Million Worldwide So FarINTO THE WOODS Becomes #5 Highest Grossing Movie Musical & Earns Nearly $200 Million Worldwide So Far
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 28, 2015

INTO THE WOODS is officially the #6 highest-grossing movie musical of the last 40 years! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 21-27THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 21-27
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 27, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of A Tribute to Stephen Sondheim, the cast of LES MISERABLES celebrating one year on Broadway, a performance preview of THE VISIT, and more! (more...)

Legendary Sondheim Interpreter Kurt Peterson Inspires Tears & Cheers With Masterful Medley At 54 BelowLegendary Sondheim Interpreter Kurt Peterson Inspires Tears & Cheers With Masterful Medley At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2015

A prime Sondheim interpreter shows off his skills! (more...)

BWW Personality Quiz: Are You Andrew Lloyd Webber or Stephen Sondheim?BWW Personality Quiz: Are You Andrew Lloyd Webber or Stephen Sondheim?
by Louisa Brady - Mar 27, 2015

This week's quiz will determine whether you are more of an Andrew Lloyd Webber or a Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Winter Park Playhouse to Stage Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER, 4/17-5/9Winter Park Playhouse to Stage Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER, 4/17-5/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

The Winter Park Playhouse concludes its popular 2014-2015 series of professional musical theatre with the upcoming Mainstage production, Putting It Together, April 17 - May 9. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 7:30 pm, Thursdays and Saturdays at 2:00 pm. Additional matinee performances include Sunday, April 26 and May 3 at 2:00 pm, Friday April 24 and Wednesday May 6 at 2:00 pm. A special 'Third Thursday' performance is April 30 at 7:30 pm and the preview performance is Thursday, April 16 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the After Party of  A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: Inside the After Party of A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

SMTC to Present HECTOR CORIS: OUR OWN KIND OF UNIVERSE, 4/6SMTC to Present HECTOR CORIS: OUR OWN KIND OF UNIVERSE, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

One of fastest-growing theater companies in the Valley is kicking off a new Cabaret Series featuring multi-award winning vocalist HECTOR CORIS's new solo show Our Own Kind of Universe. The show will be musical directed by Curtis Moeller with a special appearance by Marina Blue Jarrette. The one-night-only performance will take place on Monday, April 6th at 7:30PM at Tempe Center for the Arts (Studio Theatre), 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Tickets are $20. Cocktail table seating will be available. (more...)

Breaking News: Bernadette Peters to Record ELOISE for New Book ComboBreaking News: Bernadette Peters to Record ELOISE for New Book Combo
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

It's Eloise's sixtieth birthday-though she's still not a day over six. It was just announced that fans of the series can now celebrate the original classic storybook with a CD narrated by Broadway's Bernadette Peters. This is the second time this week that the iconic character has been in the news, as 'Girls' star Lena Dunham introduced the world to the illustrator of the series in her new HBO short, 'It's Me, Hilary: The Man Who Drew Eloise.' (more...)

Ariana DeBose Awes With Amazing 'Ladies Who Lunch' At 54 Below SONDHEIMASAriana DeBose Awes With Amazing 'Ladies Who Lunch' At 54 Below SONDHEIMAS
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2015

A Sondheim classic gets spectacularly reinvented! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/27/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/27/2015
by BWW - Mar 27, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/27/2015. (more...)

Off-Broadway's JOHN & JEN, Starring Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, to Receive Cast AlbumOff-Broadway's JOHN & JEN, Starring Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, to Receive Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan, the stars of the Keen Company production of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa, will head over to the recording studio on April 6th, to preserve the 2015 Off-Broadway Cast Recording for Broadway Records. A June 16th release is planned. Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter will produce the album. Musical Director is Lily Lang. This recording will include the premiere of the new song, "Trouble with Men,' as well as new orchestrations and two songs from the score never before recorded. Check out @BwayRecords on Twitter for live updates from the recording session on April 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/27/15- GYPSYSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/27/15- GYPSY
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2015

Today in 2008, the fourth Broadway revival of Gypsy opened at the St. James Theatre, where it ran for 332 performances. Gypsy is a musical with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and a book by Arthur Laurents. It follows the dreams and efforts of Rose to raise two daughters to perform onstage and casts an affectionate eye on the hardships of show business life. The musical contains many songs that became popular standards, including 'Small World,' 'Everything's Coming up Roses', 'Some People', 'Let Me Entertain You', and 'Rose's Turn'. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly BergenPhoto Coverage: Broadway Tributes a Late, Great Stage Legend- Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGENPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for A TRIBUTE TO POLLY BERGEN
by Walter McBride - Mar 27, 2015

Show business' brightest stars memorialized one of their own yesterday, at A Tribute to Polly Bergen, at the American Airlines Theatre (227 W. 42nd Street). An Emmy Award-winning actress and singer, Ms. Bergen's career spanned more than six decades in films, TV, Broadway musicals and concerts. She passed away from natural causes September 20 at age 84. A Tribute to Polly Bergen, produced by Rex Reed and Michael Alden with creative consultant Deborah Grace Winer, celebrated her life and career with a star studded lineup of participants. They included Christine Andreas, Harry Belafonte, Arlene Dahl, Raul Esparza, Michael Feinstein, Gregory Harrison, Judith Ivey, Chris Matthews, Phyllis Newman, Kelli O'Hara and cast members from the 2001 revival of Follies. (more...)

Peter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning TonightPeter Sarsgaard Leads CSC's HAMLET, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Classic Stage Company presents William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Ventura CollegeBWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET at Ventura College
by Cary Ginell - Mar 27, 2015

CSUCI Senior Andrew Metzger is proving to be a formidable force on the Ventura County stage scene. A combination of Zero Mostel and John Belushi, Metzger commands attention from his very first words. He is simply magnificent in this role. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: PRETTY WOMAN! A Cavalcade Of Charming Cinderella Stories - Rodgers & Hammerstein, Disney, Kenneth Branagh, INTO THE WOODS, EVER AFTER & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: PRETTY WOMAN! A Cavalcade Of Charming Cinderella Stories - Rodgers & Hammerstein, Disney, Kenneth Branagh, INTO THE WOODS, EVER AFTER & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2015

Today we are celebrating the many stage and screen iterations of CINDERELLA. (more...)

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