T.S. Eliot News

BWW TV: They're Back! Watch Highlights from CATS on Broadway!BWW TV: They're Back! Watch Highlights from CATS on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 28, 2016

The show officially returns on Sunday, July 31, when it opens at the Neil Simon Theatre. Check out highlights of the company in action below! (more...)

Russell Kirk Biography Becomes Finalist for Book AwardRussell Kirk Biography Becomes Finalist for Book Award
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Lexington, KY—University Press of Kentucky biography, Russell Kirk: American Conservative by historian Bradley J. Birzer has been named a finalist for the Henry and Anne Paolucci Book Award given by the Intercollegiate Studies Institute. ISI is a non-profit educational organization devoted to the promotion of conservative thought on college campuses. It was founded in 1953 by Frank Chodorov with William F. Buckley Jr. as its first president. The award honors the book that best advances conservative principles.  (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016
by - Jul 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/19/2016 - 7/26/2016. (more...)

CATS Will Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This ThursdayCATS Will Perform on GOOD MORNING AMERICA This Thursday
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Cats officially returns to Broadway on Sunday, July 31, when it opens at the Neil Simon Theatre, but fans need not wait that long to catch the cast in action. The cast will perform on Good Morning America this Thursday, July 28. Tune in to ABC to watch the company perform! (more...)

'Unauthorized':  Just An Eye-Catching Word or A Legal Necessity?'Unauthorized': Just An Eye-Catching Word or A Legal Necessity?
by Michael Dale - Jul 25, 2016

The word 'unauthorized' has been used to promote numerous musical spoofs, but does the word protect the creators from claims of copyright infringement? (more...)

Photo Flash: Jellicle CATS Come out Tonight - First Look at the Broadway Revival!Photo Flash: Jellicle CATS Come out Tonight - First Look at the Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Composed by Andrew Lloyd Webber and based on T.S. Eliot's 'Old Possum's Book of Practical Cats,' the original Broadway production opened in 1982 at Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre (currently home to Lloyd Webber's newest hit, School of Rock - The Musical), where it ran for 7,485 performances and 18 years. CATS was originally produced on Broadway by Cameron Mackintosh, The Really Useful Company Limited, David Geffen, and The Shubert Organization. The creative team for the new Broadway production of CATS includes John Napier (Scenic & Costume Design), Natasha Katz (Lighting Design), Mick Potter (Sound Design), choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler, based on the original choreography by Gillian Lynne, and direction by Trevor Nunn. (more...)

First Glimpse: Leona Lewis as Grizabella in CATSFirst Glimpse: Leona Lewis as Grizabella in CATS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

CATS started previews this past week, and Grizabella herself, Leona Lewis tweeted out a first look photo this weekend in costume. Check it out below! (more...)

FSCJ Artist Series Sets CATS as 11th Annual Summer Musical Theater ExperienceFSCJ Artist Series Sets CATS as 11th Annual Summer Musical Theater Experience
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

FSCJ Artist Series and the FSCJ Nathan H. Wilson Center for the Arts are proud to present the 11th Annual High School Summer Musical Theatre Experience!  This program provides theatre opportunities to 7th-12th graders in the First Coast area and allows them to work hands-on with some of the highest recognized local and regional theatre professionals.  (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Clarifies Intent of 'KATDASHIANS' Legal ActionAndrew Lloyd Webber Clarifies Intent of 'KATDASHIANS' Legal Action
by TV News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

Lloyd Webber clarifies that what brought on the threat of the lawsuit was not the use of the songs, but rather his intent on protecting the works of poet T.S. Eliot. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Tri-oomphs in TempeBWW Review: AMERICAN IDIOT Tri-oomphs in Tempe
by Herbert Paine - Jun 28, 2016

Ron May, Stray Cat Theatre's founding artistic director, has further propelled his arc of artistic excellence with a stunning staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, and, in turn, reveals the work's continued relevance. The production is a triumph in every sense of the word. May can lay claim to a trifecta of oomphs! (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORABWW Interview: Michael McCormick Talks HIMSELF AND NORA
by David Clarke - Jun 22, 2016

In July 2012, HIMSELF AND NORA premiered at the New York Musical Theater Festival. In 2014, Jay Records released HIMSELF AND NORA (Original Off-Broadway Cast Recording). Following the steamy romance between James Joyce and his muse, Nora, the musical has returned to New York in a lush Off-Broadway production at the Minetta Lane Theatre. Recently, I sat down with Michael McCormick, who plays John Joyce, Ezra Pound, and others, to chat about the show. (more...)

Something's Coming: A First Look at the Broadway Season Ahead!Something's Coming: A First Look at the Broadway Season Ahead!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 19, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards are in the history books, so now it's time to look ahead at the 2016-2017 Broadway season. With new musicals and plays about to descend to Broadway and amazing revivals of classic plays and musicals ready to entrance a new audience, BroadwayWorld has rounded up everything arriving next season! (more...)

Cool Off This Summer with NYC Theatre - A Complete Guide of the Hottest Shows of the Season!Cool Off This Summer with NYC Theatre - A Complete Guide of the Hottest Shows of the Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2016

Where better to escape the New York City heat than in the comfort of a theatre? Below, we're rounding up some of the hottest shows of the summer- brought to you by The New York City Spectacular! (more...)


by Felipe Velasco - Jun 17, 2016

Este concierto participativo ofrece a mas de 200 personas aficionadas a la musica la oportunidad de participar, junto con solistas y la emblematica orquesta, en un emotivo recorrido por la historia del teatro musical, desde sus origenes hasta hoy, a partir de fragmentos de algunos de los musicales mas emblematicos: Chicago, Hello Dolly!, Hairspray, Cats o los Miserables. (more...)

The Dramatists Guild Baltimore Footlights to Present Staged Reading of STILL POINTThe Dramatists Guild Baltimore Footlights to Present Staged Reading of STILL POINT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Baltimore Footlights 2016 presents a staged reading of STILL POINT, a new play by Mark Scharf. Directed by Lance Lewman and featuring Ryan Gunning, Rachel Roth, David Shoemaker, Mike Zemarel, and Kathryn Zoerb. (more...)

CATS to Play King's Theatre Glasgow This AutumnCATS to Play King's Theatre Glasgow This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

?On just one special night of the year, all Jellicle cats meet at the Jellicle Ball where Old Deuteronomy, their wise and benevolent leader, makes the Jellicle choice and announces which of them will go up to The Heaviside Layer and be reborn into a whole new Jellicle life. (more...)

Patrick Dorow Productions to Present CATS, 7/1-16Patrick Dorow Productions to Present CATS, 7/1-16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

PDP presents Cats at The STAR Theatre July 1-16. (more...)

Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!Official: CATS Finds Its Grizabella- Leona Lewis Will Play the Glamour Cat on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Producers The Shubert Organization and The Nederlander Organization announced today that chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will play the role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking 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...)

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...)

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