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Theatre Memphis Presents LIBERACE!, THE PRODUCERS, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and More for 2015-2016Theatre Memphis Presents LIBERACE!, THE PRODUCERS, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and More for 2015-2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Theatre Memphis has made its play selections for the 2015-16 season and they include a variety of entertainment that touches many bases. Featuring musicals, comedy, drama, classics and new work, the season offers options to Memphis patrons. (more...)

A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3A.C.T. to Stage Kwame Kwei-Armah's LET THERE BE LOVE, 4/8-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Continuing its 2014-15 season, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will present Let There Be Love, an intimate and disarmingly honest play from Kwame Kwei-Armah, one of England's most distinguished contemporary playwrights. (more...)

VIDEO: Meryl Streep Performs INTO THE WOODS Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'!VIDEO: Meryl Streep Performs INTO THE WOODS Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'!
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 27, 2015

PEOPLE has shared an exclusive first look at Meryl Streep singing Stephen Sondheim and lyricist James Lapine original song 'She'll Be Back,' which was deleted from the movie version of INTO THE WOODS, released last Dec. 25th. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's HIT 'Sondheim on Sondheim' must close March 15Porchlight Music Theatre's HIT 'Sondheim on Sondheim' must close March 15
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 27, 2015

Performances Added! SOLD OUT HOUSES! Porchlight's Sondheim on Sondheim must close March 15! Get tickets NOW! (more...)

Porchlight's 2015 ICONS Gala to Tribute Elaine Stritch This SpringPorchlight's 2015 ICONS Gala to Tribute Elaine Stritch This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2015 ICONS Gala will celebrate the legendary career of Elaine Stritch, Sunday, April 12, 11 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The Gala will include performances from Chicago's leading divas in a tribute to one of Broadway's leading divas, Ms. Stritch, the presentation of the 2015 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to director and teacher Dominic Missimi, and silent and live auctions. The fundraising gala will kick off Porchlight's 21st Anniversary of creating 'American Musicals. Chicago Style.' Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auction benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Disney's INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Trailer with Meryl Streep's Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'VIDEO: Watch Disney's INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray Trailer with Meryl Streep's Deleted Song 'She'll Be Back'
by Movies News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

INTO THE WOODS arrived in movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and both the Blu-ray and DVD editions are now available for pre-order, as well as a HD digital download, set to be released on March 24, with new information on the bonus features now available. Disney just unveiled a new trailer for the Blu-ray edition, featuring Meryl Steep performing Stephen Sondheim's new song 'She'll Be Back', not featured in the theatrical version. Watch below! (more...)

Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!Stephen Spinella, Penelope Allen & More Join Peter Sarsgaard in CSC's HAMLET; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick, Managing Director Jeff Griffin and Executive Director Greg Reiner, announced complete casting today for their upcoming production of William Shakespeare's HAMLET, starring acclaimed actor Peter Sarsgaard as Hamlet, and directed by Austin Pendleton. (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre's 75th Anniversary Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' 'FORUM,' THE LAST 5 YEARS & MoreHillbarn Theatre's 75th Anniversary Season to Feature 'FIDDLER,' 'FORUM,' THE LAST 5 YEARS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Following a record-breaking 2014-15 season, Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, announced last night the six productions that will comprise the lineup for its 75th Anniversary season, 'Dare to Dream.' (more...)

West End's BEAUTIFUL Now Booking Into 2016West End's BEAUTIFUL Now Booking Into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Over 350,000 new tickets are released for sale today (26 February 2015) for Beautiful - The Carole King Musical. Playing both in the West End and on Broadway, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is now booking at the Aldwych Theatre to 13 February 2016. (more...)

Keen Company's JOHN & JEN, with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, Opens TonightKeen Company's JOHN & JEN, with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company presents the first New York revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. The show officially opens tonight, February 26th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 26, 2015

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 Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Birth Of FOLLIESTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: The Birth Of FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 26, 2015

Today we are journeying back to February 20, 1971, and the very first performance of legendary musical FOLLIES. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

GYPSY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1776 and More Set for Media Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonGYPSY, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, 1776 and More Set for Media Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Mama Rose, Billy Elliot, Atticus Finch, Eddie Birdlace, and John Adams. Five names, each encapsulating what The Media Theatre's 2015-16 season promises--people who tried their hardest to change the world, to leave an indelible impression so that their lives and the lives touched by their presence and innovation would recognize excellence, courage, and passion. (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/25/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/25/15- A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Feb 25, 2015

Today in 1973, A Little Night Music opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 601 performances. A Little Night Music is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by Hugh Wheeler. Inspired by the Ingmar Bergman film Smiles of a Summer Night, it involves the romantic lives of several couples. Since its original 1973 Broadway production, the musical has enjoyed professional productions in the West End, by opera companies, in a 2009 Broadway revival, and elsewhere, and it is a popular choice for regional groups. It was adapted for film in 1977, with Harold Prince directing and Elizabeth Taylor, Len Cariou, Lesley-Anne Down and Diana Rigg starring. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Theater Works' AZ Premiere of FOLLIESPhoto Flash: First Look at Theater Works' AZ Premiere of FOLLIES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Arizona premiere of FOLLIES opened on the Gyder Stage at the Peoria Center for the Performing Arts on February 20, 2015. The music and lyrics of the dazzling FOLLIES score are by Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. The book is by Academy Award winner James Goldman, also known for The Lion in Winter. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Official Cover & Special Features For INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray & DVD Revealed, Out 3/24Official Cover & Special Features For INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray & DVD Revealed, Out 3/24
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 24, 2015

Get all the information on the new INTO THE WOODS Blu-ray! (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

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