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HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Launches Audience Rewards Presale on 7/28!HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Launches Audience Rewards Presale on 7/28!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly awaited new Broadway musical, announces its exclusive ticket pre-sale through Audience Rewards will begin Monday, July 28 at 10 AM. Single tickets for the production will go on sale on Monday, August 4 via Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Official: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Open on Broadway at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 15; Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley to StarOfficial: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS to Open on Broadway at Brooks Atkinson Theatre on January 15; Tony Danza, Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley to Star
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, the eagerly awaited new Broadway musical, will play Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street) with previews beginning Tuesday, November 18, 2014 for a Thursday, January 15, 2015 opening night. An exclusive ticket pre-sale through Audience Rewards will begin Monday, June 30 at 10 AM. Single tickets for the production will go on sale on Monday, July 7 via Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Jeff Buckley Musical, THE LAST GOODBYE, Begins 9/22 at The Old GlobeJeff Buckley Musical, THE LAST GOODBYE, Begins 9/22 at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2013

The Old Globe will open its 2013-14 Season with The Last Goodbye, a new musical that marries Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Choreography is by Sonya Tayeh ('So You Think You Can Dance'), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The complete creative team and casting, as well as the remainder of the Globe's new season, will be announced at a later date. The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sunday, Sept. 22 - Nov. 3, 2013. Preview performances run Sept. 22- Oct. 5. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson & Talisa Friedman to Lead The Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE; Full Cast AnnouncedJay Armstrong Johnson & Talisa Friedman to Lead The Old Globe's THE LAST GOODBYE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2013

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for The Last Goodbye, a new musical fusing Shakespeare'sRomeo and Juliet with the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Choreography is by Emmy Award nominee Sonya Tayeh ('So You Think You Can Dance'), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 20 - Nov. 3, 2013. Preview performances run Sept. 20 - Oct. 5. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 6 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Single tickets go on sale Sunday, Aug. 18 at 12 noon. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

O'Neill Center Hosts 2013 Summer Gala TonightO'Neill Center Hosts 2013 Summer Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2013

The Tony award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center will hold its Annual Summer Gala tonight, July 20, in the Sunken Garden on the theater's grounds. The evening will begin at6:00 pm with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and special program honoring key and longtime supporters of the O'Neill; Rita, Myron, Ruth and Stephen Hendel. (more...)

O'Neill Center to Host 2013 Summer Gala, July 20O'Neill Center to Host 2013 Summer Gala, July 20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

The Tony award-winning Eugene O'Neill Theater Center will hold its Annual Summer Gala on Saturday, July 20, in the Sunken Garden on the theater's grounds. The evening will begin at6:00 pm with cocktails and silent auction, followed by dinner and special program honoring key and longtime supporters of the O'Neill; Rita, Myron, Ruth and Stephen Hendel. (more...)

VIDEO: Fantasia Barrino to Join COTTON CLUB PARADE; Announces Plans on TODAY!VIDEO: Fantasia Barrino to Join COTTON CLUB PARADE; Announces Plans on TODAY!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2013

Actress and singer Fantasia Barrino announced on The Today Show her plans to join Broadway's Cotton Club Parade this fall. Barrino also just released her fourth studio album, 'Side Effects of You', which debuted at the top of the Billboard's R&B chart. Click below to hear what the American Idol winner had to say! (more...)

Jeff Buckley Musical, THE LAST GOODBYE, to Play Old Globe This OctoberJeff Buckley Musical, THE LAST GOODBYE, to Play Old Globe This October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2013

The Old Globe will open its 2013-14 Season with The Last Goodbye, a new musical that marries Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet and the incendiary songs of the legendary singer-songwriter Jeff Buckley. Conceived and adapted by Michael Kimmel, the rock musical is directed by two-time Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Peter and the Starcatcher, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson). Choreography is by Sonya Tayeh ("So You Think You Can Dance"), and orchestrations, music direction and arrangements are by Kris Kukul. The complete creative team and casting, as well as the remainder of the Globe's new season, will be announced at a later date. The Last Goodbye will run on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center, Sept. 20 - Nov. 3, 2013. Preview performances run Sept. 20 - Oct. 5. Opening night is Sunday, Oct. 6. Tickets are currently available by subscription only. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Jason Held To Step Down as AFT Executive DirectorJason Held To Step Down as AFT Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2013

The Board of Directors of About Face Theatre Company has announced that Executive Director Jason Held will be stepping down at the end January to pursue a position with Playworks Chicago. Held, who has served since 2010, will remain with the company on the Board of Directors. The AFT Board has named Jonathan (Jonny) Stacks Interim Executive Director as it launches a search for a new Executive Director. (more...)

Breaking News: COTTON CLUB PARADE to Open on Broadway in Fall 2013!Breaking News: COTTON CLUB PARADE to Open on Broadway in Fall 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Producers Alan D. Marks, Barbara Marks, Wade Turnbull, Steve Hendel, Ruth Hendel, and Tom Kirdahy have just announced that COTTON CLUB PARADE, the Encores! Special event that played two acclaimed runs at New York City Center, will arrive on Broadway this fall. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents CLEAR, Now thru 10/13About Face Theatre Presents CLEAR, Now thru 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2012

About Face Theatre will present a special concert event of the new neo-soul musical CLEAR by AFT Artistic Associate Paul Oakley Stovall, with additional music by STEW (Passing Strange), directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing tonight, October 11 - 13, 2012 at 7 pm at The Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park. Featuring a seven-piece band, performers include Yassmin Alers, Dietrich Gray, Celisse Henderson, Tyshaun Lang, Jesse McQuarters, Leenya Rideout, Brad Simmons, Paul Oakley Stovall and Jon Patrick (JP) Walker. Admission is free. Reservations can be made at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565 ext. 111. (more...)

About Face Theatre Presents CLEAR, 10/11-13About Face Theatre Presents CLEAR, 10/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

About Face Theatre will present a special concert event of the new neo-soul musical CLEAR by AFT Artistic Associate Paul Oakley Stovall, with additional music by STEW (Passing Strange), directed by Krissy Vanderwarker, playing October 11 - 13, 2012 at 7 pm at The Pritzker Pavilion in Chicago's Millennium Park. Featuring a seven-piece band, performers include Yassmin Alers, Dietrich Gray, Celisse Henderson, Tyshaun Lang, Jesse McQuarters, Leenya Rideout, Brad Simmons, Paul Oakley Stovall and Jon Patrick (JP) Walker. Admission is free. Reservations can be made at www.aboutfacetheatre.com or by calling (773) 784-8565 ext. 111. (more...)

Beyonce's New Album '4' is FELA! InspiredBeyonce's New Album '4' is FELA! Inspired
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2011

Now gracing the cover of the latest Billboard Magazine, Beyonce reveals that her upcoming ablum, entitled 4, is largely inspired by the late Fela Kuti - subject of last season's Broadway hit Fela! produced by her husband Jay-Z. The album is set for release next month. (more...)

Stew to Write Music for CLEAR at Dixon Place, 2/3-19Stew to Write Music for CLEAR at Dixon Place, 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2011

Dixon Place in association with Hendel Productions, Wayne Brady, Michele Crowley, Shotgun Productions and Earl Dax presents the New York workshop debut of CLEAR: A new musical experience. CLEAR features a book, music & lyrics by Paul Oakley Stovall, with additional music by Stew, Ryan Link, Christo Willis and Irv Johnson. Danieal Goldstein will direct the production. (more...)

Stew to Write Music for CLEAR at Dixon Place, 2/3-19Stew to Write Music for CLEAR at Dixon Place, 2/3-19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2011

Dixon Place in association with Hendel Productions, Wayne Brady, Michele Crowley, Shotgun Productions and Earl Dax presents the New York workshop debut of CLEAR: A new musical experience. CLEAR features a book, music & lyrics by Paul Oakley Stovall, with additional music by Stew, Ryan Link, Christo Willis and Irv Johnson. Danieal Goldstein will direct the production. (more...)

2010 Tony Award Winners Speeches!2010 Tony Award Winners Speeches!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2010

The Creative Tony Award Winners Ceremony, streamed live on TonyAwards.com has wrapped and the broadcast is underway! MEMPHIS won big with prizes for best book, score and orchestrations. AMERICAN IDIOT took home prizes for best set and best lighting. Additional winners include Denzel Washington, Viola Davis, Scarlett Johansson, Eddie Redmayne, Michael Grandage, Terry Johnson and more! CLICK HERE to view all of the winners on BroadwayWorld, being updated throughout the night! (more...)

FELA! Set For Broadway's O'Neill, Previews Begin 10/19, Opens 11/23FELA! Set For Broadway's O'Neill, Previews Begin 10/19, Opens 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2009

Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23. This new musical, based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is directed and choreographed by TonyŽ Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones. Sahr Ngaujah will return in the title role for which he received universal acclaim, while the world renowned Antibalas and other members of the NYC Afrobeat community, under the direction of Aaron Johnson, will again perform Kuti?s rousing music live onstage. Winner of this year?s Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Fela! was conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Steve Hendel. (more...)

FELA! Set For Broadway's O'Neill, Previews Begin 10/19, Opens 11/23FELA! Set For Broadway's O'Neill, Previews Begin 10/19, Opens 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009

Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway's 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23. This new musical, based on the life of groundbreaking African composer, performer and activist Fela Anikulapo Kuti, is directed and choreographed by TonyŽ Award-winner Bill T. Jones (Spring Awakening), with a book by Jim Lewis and Bill T. Jones. Sahr Ngaujah will return in the title role for which he received universal acclaim, while the world renowned Antibalas and other members of the NYC Afrobeat community, under the direction of Aaron Johnson, will again perform Kuti?s rousing music live onstage. Winner of this year?s Lucille Lortel Award for Best Musical, Fela! was conceived by Bill T. Jones, Jim Lewis and Steve Hendel. (more...)

HAIR's Saycon Sengbloh Will Join Bdwy's FELA!, Previews Begin 10/19HAIR's Saycon Sengbloh Will Join Bdwy's FELA!, Previews Begin 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2009

Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway?s 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O?Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23. (more...)

HAIR's Saycon Sengbloh Will Join Bdwy's FELA!, Previews Begin 10/19HAIR's Saycon Sengbloh Will Join Bdwy's FELA!, Previews Begin 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2009

Fela!, the critically acclaimed musical that had audiences on their feet during its world premiere last summer at Off-Broadway?s 37 Arts, will arrive on Broadway this fall where it begins performances at the Eugene O?Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street) on Monday, October 19. The official opening is set for Monday, November 23. (more...)

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