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Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?Rialto Chatter: Will Leona Lewis Replace Nicole Scherzinger in CATS on Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - May 23, 2016

Now rumors are circulating that British singer Leona Lewis might take on the role instead. A source told the Daily Star that Lewis is Lloyd Webber's first choice to replace Scherzinger. (more...)

Nicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATSNicole Scherzinger Says She Still 'Adores' Andrew Lloyd Webber Despite Passing on CATS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

As previously reported, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of Cats, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production but changed her mind just before rehearsals got underway. Now, Scherzinger has responded to Lloyd Webber's 'furious' reaction, bearing no ill will toward the theatre legend. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Nicole Scherzinger Backed Out of CATS on Broadway: 'I'm Furious'
by Caryn Robbins - May 13, 2016

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber spoke to The Economist Radio this week and revealed that Nicole Scherzinger, who starred as Grizabella in the recent West End revival of CATS, had initially signed on for the upcoming Broadway production (more...)

Up on the Marquee: CATSUp on the Marquee: CATS
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

BWW Interview: THINGS MISSING/MISSED Creative Team Talks the Devised Play's World Premiere at Obsidian TheaterBWW Interview: THINGS MISSING/MISSED Creative Team Talks the Devised Play's World Premiere at Obsidian Theater
by Katricia Lang - May 10, 2016

Obsidian Theater presents the world premiere of THINGS MISSING/MISSED, an original devised work created by theatre artists Philip Hays, Melissa Flower and Justin Locklear. (more...)

Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!Breaking News: Cast Announced for CATS Revival!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization have announced the cast for the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, CATS. One of the biggest hits in theatrical history, CATS will return to Broadway this summer at the Neil Simon Theatre(250 W 52nd Street) with preview performances beginning Thursday, July 14, 2016, and an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016. (more...)

Tom Hooper Crafting Film Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; Movie Eyes 2017-18 StartTom Hooper Crafting Film Adaptation of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS; Movie Eyes 2017-18 Start
by Jessica Khan - May 5, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's classic musical CATS, based on the poetry of T.S. Eliot, is one tiptoe closer to the big screen. (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane TheaterLesser America to Premiere HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It is directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

CATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For ChoreographyCATS' Dame Gillian Lynne Offers Top Ten Tips For Choreography
by Michael Dale - May 3, 2016

She became a major star with her choreography for the original production of CATS, and will be on hand as an associate for the upcoming Broadway revival. (more...)

Museum of the Moving Image to Host Terence Davies Retrospective, 5/7-22Museum of the Moving Image to Host Terence Davies Retrospective, 5/7-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Over the last four decades, the British filmmaker Terence Davies has produced a deeply personal body of work that explores the longing inspired by movie fantasy and the intermingling of memory and history. Coinciding with the U.S. theatrical release of his latest film, Sunset Song, based on the classic Scottish novel by Lewis Grassic Gibbons, about a farming family caught in the aftermath of World War I, Museum of the Moving Image will present a complete retrospective, to date, of the films of Terence Davies from May 7 through 22, 2016. Davies will appear in person at the Museum on two occasions: on May 8 with The Long Day Closes and on May 10 with a preview screening of Sunset Song, accompanied by the film's star Agyness Deyn. (more...)

Former Jethro Tull Keyboardist Dee Palmer's 'The Orchestral Sgt Pepper' ReissuedFormer Jethro Tull Keyboardist Dee Palmer's 'The Orchestral Sgt Pepper' Reissued
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Gonzo Multimedia has reissued Dee Palmer's “The Orchestral Sgt Pepper”! From 1968 until 1980 she was arranger and, subsequently, keyboardist with the globally prestigious, seminal English rock group, Jethro Tull. (more...)

Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree Announce Collaboration on CATSPentangle Arts and ArtisTree Announce Collaboration on CATS
by Louisa Brady - Apr 24, 2016

Pentangle Arts and ArtisTree are thrilled to announce the opening of their collaborative stage production of CATS The Musical. The show runs from April 29th to May 8th, 2016, and features local and professional talent. Both organizations are thrilled to offer this rare opportunity to see CATS The Musical in the Upper Valley -- before it returns to Broadway this summer! The music is composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber, and the story is based on Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats, by T. S. Eliot. CATS ran on Broadway from 1982 to 2000, making it the fourth longest-running show in Broadway history. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 24Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 24
by Audition Roundup - Apr 24, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 24, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Columbus Children's Theatre to Stage CATS This MayColumbus Children's Theatre to Stage CATS This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Columbus Children's Theatre will present CATS, May 5-15, 2016 at Lincoln Theatre located at 769 E. Long Street. (more...)

Christine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon JonesChristine Ebersole and More to Perform at TACT's 2016 Spring Gala Honoring Simon Jones
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

The Actors Company Theatre (TACT) announced today that the TACT 2016 Spring Gala will honor former TACT Co-Artistic Director and current company member Simon Jones. (more...)

Obsidian Theater to Premiere THINGS MISSING/MISSED, 5/12-28Obsidian Theater to Premiere THINGS MISSING/MISSED, 5/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Obsidian Theater will present the world premiere of things missing/missed, an original devised work from theatre artists Philip Hays, Melissa Flower and Justin Locklear. Performances will run May 12-28 at Obsidian Theater, 3522 White Oak, Houston, TX 77007; all shows begin at 8 p.m. (more...)

Lesser America to Premiere New Drama HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane TheatreLesser America to Premiere New Drama HALF MOON BAY at Cherry Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016

Lesser America (The Bachelors, Carnival Kids, Trevor) will present HALF MOON BAY by Dan Moyer. It will be directed by Jess Chayes (AD of Peter and The Starcatcher) starring Keilly McQuail (You Got Older, Her Requiem) and Gabriel King (These Seven Sicknesses). Previews begin May 12 at Cherry Lane Theatre, where Lesser America is the inaugural Company in Residence. Opening set for Thursday, May 19. (more...)

BWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary ClassicsBWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary Classics
by Alexa Spiegel - Apr 2, 2016

In a time where source material is a controversial topic, many people state that there have been a lack of original ideas for Broadway shows. Recently, movie adaptations have been the newest trend to hit the stage. However, adaptations are certainly not a new phenomenon. Since the beginning of what is generally considered the traditional Broadway musical, shows have been adapted from other works. Classic shows such as SHOW BOAT and THE KING AND I found the origins to their stories in novels. More recently, novel adaptations have found success with THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and the 2014 Tony Winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER. (more...)

BWW Review: CATS Are Prowling In Adelaide AgainBWW Review: CATS Are Prowling In Adelaide Again
by Barry Lenny - Mar 21, 2016

A standing ovation by the entire audience with applause going on and on, showed that the performance was a success. (more...)

Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square TheaterTom Stoppard's ARCADIA to Begin March 31 at Central Square Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Nora Theatre Company is proud to present the Tom Stoppard's ARCADIA March 31 - May 1, 2016. ARCADIA is directed by The Nora's Artistic Director, Lee Mikeska Gardner. The press performance is Monday, April 4 at 7:30PM. (more...)

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