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Official: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour in Cleveland; Full Tour Schedule Announced!Official: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour in Cleveland; Full Tour Schedule Announced!
by Tori Leiber - Apr 1, 2015

The national tour of the new musical comedy BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will launch in Cleveland, OH at Playhouse Square with performances beginning October 6, 2015. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour at Playhouse Square; 2015-16 Broadway Series Announced!BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour at Playhouse Square; 2015-16 Broadway Series Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The GE Chandelier won't be the only glittering jewel in town for long when Playhouse Square welcomes Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and its legendary chandelier as part of the 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway Series. The highly-anticipated 7-show Series was announced this evening by Playhouse Square Executive Producer Gina Vernaci to an eager and energized crowd of 2500+. One of the many highlights of the evening came as Vernaci announced that Playhouse Square would launch the national tour of Broadway sensation BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala, Honoring Margo LionPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala, Honoring Margo Lion
by Walter McBride - Mar 31, 2015

Betty Buckley, Kathleen Chalfant, Holly Hunter, Tony Kushner, Matthew Morrison, Tonya Pinkins, Kate Mulgrew and more joinined host John Waters last night for Vineyard Theatre's 2015 Gala, honoring Tony Award-winning producer Margo Lion. The annual Gala Fundraiser took place at Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue), directed by Tony Award winner Michael Mayer(Hedwig, Spring Awakening, Brooklynite). (more...)

PNB Dancer Brittany Reid Announces RetirementPNB Dancer Brittany Reid Announces Retirement
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Pacific Northwest Ballet corps de ballet dancer Brittany Reid has announced she will be retiring at the end of the run of Kent Stowell's Swan Lake (April 10 - 19), following a 15-year career with PNB. (more...)

Broadway in Riverside at Fox Performing Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, 'LUCY' & MoreBroadway in Riverside at Fox Performing Arts Center Sets 2015-16 Season: BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, 'LUCY' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Fox Performing Arts Center in Riverside, Calif., will again welcome six prominent national touring productions as part of the Broadway in Riverside 2015-16 season lineup. Season subscriptions will be available beginning this Friday, April 3 at Noon. Current subscribers may renew their subscriptions now. Tickets for individual shows will go on sale at a later date to be announced. For ticket information, visit the Fox Performing Arts Center box office, call the Fox Performing Arts Center Broadway hotline at 951-335-3469 or send an email to FoxBroadway@LiveNation.com. For more information visit riversidelive.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/30/15- CONTACTSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/30/15- CONTACT
by Stage Tube - Mar 30, 2015

Today in 2000, Contact opened at the Vivien Beaumont Theatre, where it ran for 1010 performances.Contact: The Musical is a musical 'dance play' (some deemed it a ballet) that was developed by Susan Stroman and John Weidman, with its 'book' by Weidman and both choreography and direction by Stroman. It consists of three separate one-act dance plays. The show was received with much critical acclaim and won the 2000 Tony Award for Best Musical. A West End production opened at the Queen's Theatre in October 2002, and closed on May 10, 2003. (more...)

In Rehearsal With Mandy Patinkin, Taylor Mac & Susan Stroman For THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTHIn Rehearsal With Mandy Patinkin, Taylor Mac & Susan Stroman For THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 26, 2015

A look inside rehearsals for the dynamic new performance piece! (more...)

Tickets Now On Sale For Mandy Patinkin In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, 5/12-31Tickets Now On Sale For Mandy Patinkin In THE LAST TWO PEOPLE ON EARTH: AN APOCALYPTIC VAUDEVILLE, 5/12-31
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2015

Mandy Patinkin is returning to the stage! (more...)

PPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & MorePPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 38th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to Receive New Dramtatists' Distinguished Achievement AwardTony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell to Receive New Dramtatists' Distinguished Achievement Award
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Tony Award winner and Actors Fund board chair Brian Stokes Mitchell will be presented with the 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at the New Dramatists' 66th Annual Spring Luncheon. (more...)

Goodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This JuneGoodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

?Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

IF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for Broadway Philadelphia's 2015-16 SeasonIF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for Broadway Philadelphia's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization today announced the 2015-2016 Broadway Philadelphia season, featuring a spectacular lineup of Tony Award winning Broadway hits. The upcoming season features productions with a combined 46 Tony nominations, and will introduce six brand-new national touring shows making their Philadelphia premieres. Subscribers receive priority access to all shows. Season ticket packages are on sale now. (more...)

D.E.M. Productions & Theatre503 to Premiere Ken Urban's SENSE OF ENDINGD.E.M. Productions & Theatre503 to Premiere Ken Urban's SENSE OF ENDING
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

D.E.M. Productions in association with Theatre503 presents the world premiere of award-winning playwright Ken Urban's Sense of an Ending.Jonathan O'Boyle will direct the production which opens at Theatre503 on 15 May, with previews from 12 May, and runs until 6 June. (more...)

Great Performances at the Met to Air DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 4/12Great Performances at the Met to Air DIE MEISTERSINGER VON NURNBERG, 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Met Music Director James Levine conducts Wagner's epic human comedy Die Meistersinger von Nürnberg('The Mastersinger of Nuremberg') in its first Great Performances at the Met broadcast. (more...)

West End's GOLEM to Open at Trafalgar Studios, April 14West End's GOLEM to Open at Trafalgar Studios, April 14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Following a critically acclaimed run at the Young Vic, multi award-winning theatre company 1927 bring Golem, their visually arresting and satirical take on our misuse of technology, to Trafalgar Studios 14 April - 22 May with a Press Night on 22 April at 7pm. (more...)


by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 26, 2015

Mandy Patinkin returns to the stage! (more...)

Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22Rossini's Comic Gem Il Barbiere Di Siviglia Set for GREAT PERFORMANCES AT THE MET, 3/22
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Met's effervescent production of Rossini's classic comedy Il Barbiere di Siviglia featuring some of the most instantly recognizable melodies in all of operareturns to Great Performances at the Met on Sunday, March 22 at 12 p.m. (more...)

MATILDA, 'MADISON COUNTY,' 'BULLETS' & More Set for Kravis on Broadway's 2015-16 SeasonMATILDA, 'MADISON COUNTY,' 'BULLETS' & More Set for Kravis on Broadway's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has announced the eighth annual series of Kravis On Broadway, which will present six smash hit musicals. (more...)

Will Swenson & Carla Gugino to Join Judith Light in Industry Reading of WONDERFUL - A NEW PLAYWill Swenson & Carla Gugino to Join Judith Light in Industry Reading of WONDERFUL - A NEW PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Rob Hinderliter and Dominick LaRuffa, Jr. of R&D Theatricals (All the Way, On The Town, An American In Paris) announced today that Carla Gugino (Desire Under the Elms, Watchmen) and Tony nominee Will Swenson (Hair, Les Miserables) complete the casting for an invitation-only reading of WONDERFUL - A NEW PLAY on February 26. Directed by Andy Sandberg (Application Pending, The Last Smoker in America), WONDERFUL is written by playwrights Craig Ricks and John Olson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/15- CRAZY FOR YOUSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/19/15- CRAZY FOR YOU
by Stage Tube - Feb 19, 2015

Today in 1992, Crazy for You opened at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for 1622 performances. Crazy for You is a musical with a book by Ken Ludwig, lyrics by Ira Gershwin, and music by George Gershwin. Billed as 'The New Gershwin Musical Comedy', it is largely based on the songwriting team's 1930 musical, Girl Crazy, but interpolates songs from several other productions as well. Crazy for You won the 1992 Tony Award for Best Musical. The Broadway production was directed by Mike Ockrent and choreographed by Susan Stroman.The cast included Jodi Benson as Polly, Harry Groener as Bobby Child, Bruce Adler as Bela Zangler, John Hillner as Lank Hawkins, Michele Pawk as Irene Roth, Jane Connell as Mother, and Beth Leavel as Tess. (more...)

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