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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 29th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 29, 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 Jeff Awards stir things up, 'Louis & Keely' and 'Sounds So Sweet' evoke mid-century entertainment, Waa-Mu takes on the Berlin Olympics, a new Chicago-based revue in Edgewater, 'Chaperone' and 'Music Man' in the suburbs, 'The Boy From Oz' in a local production, 'Matilda' will tour, 'Amazing Grace' sets a Broadway run, and Circle Theatre re-emerges. Whew! (more...)

FOOTLOOSE, BUYER & CELLAR, Rita Rudner and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonFOOTLOOSE, BUYER & CELLAR, Rita Rudner and More Set for Laguna Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

The Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2015- 2016 season of shows! (more...)

LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA Extends at The Royal George TheatreLOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA Extends at The Royal George Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA has been extended by popular demand through Sunday, May 17 at the Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street. Hackford, best known for his films An Officer and a Gentleman, Against All Odds, The Devil's Advocate,. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 15, 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. Lyric's 'Carousel' and the 'Sound Of Music' movie keep R&H front and center, plus 'Show Boat' from San Francisco and 'The Wiz,' 'Rocky Horror' and 'Grease' coming on television. COT has Ricky Ian Gordon, the Royal George has Louis Prima, more 'First Date' and 'Ordinary Days,' 'On Your Feet' and Broadway In Chicago's summer concert get set, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Walter McBride - Apr 13, 2015

The new Broadway musical An American in Paris is now in previews and just opened last night, April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). An American In Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American In Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwinand Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Isabella Rossellini Named President of Cannes Film Fesitval's Un Certain Regard JuryIsabella Rossellini Named President of Cannes Film Fesitval's Un Certain Regard Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

The Italian-American actress and director Isabella Rossellini has kindly agreed to preside the Un Certain Regard Jury, the Official Selection of the Festival de Cannes made up of twenty films to be announced, along with the films In Competition, at the press conference on April 16th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Performances from LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA at the Royal George TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Performances from LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA at the Royal George Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Continuing in a tradition of storytelling and music, Hershey Felder presents the Chicago stage premiere of Academy Award winning director Taylor Hackford's LOUIS & KEELY 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA. Hackford, best known for his films An Officer and a Gentleman, Against All Odds, The Devil's Advocate, and cinematic musical events such as La Bamba, Chuck Berry: Hail! Hail Rock n'Roll and his epic musical film RAY, has decided to bring his latest award winning musical stage production to Chicago, where Louis Prima and Keely Smith created sold-out musical magic in the '50s & '60s. (more...)

Twyla Tharp Celebrates 50th Anniversary Starting 4/13 at BarnardTwyla Tharp Celebrates 50th Anniversary Starting 4/13 at Barnard
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2015

Twyla Tharp kicks off her Fiftieth Anniversary with showings at Hunter College, where she debuted her first dance, “Tank Dive,” on April 29, 1965, and at Barnard College from which she graduated in 1963. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 25, 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. Musicals in unlikely places! 'Carousel' and mariachi opera at Lyric, 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, plus one-off shows at the Northlight, Chopin and Court Theatres and Mary's Attic. Coming in 2016: Lifeline, Writers and the Goodman produce 'Northangar Abbey,' 'Company' and 'Wonderful Town!' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside THE AUDIENCE's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside THE AUDIENCE's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The production opened last night, March 8, 2015, and runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE AUDIENCE with Neil Patrick Harris, Tyne Daly & More!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of THE AUDIENCE with Neil Patrick Harris, Tyne Daly & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 9, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren returns to Broadway as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. The production opened last night, March 8, 2015, and runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on the red carpet to chat with the night's biggest guests before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Tyne Daly, Taylor Hackford, David Burtka, Neil Patrick Harris & more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Roundabout's Gala, Honoring Helen Mirren!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at Roundabout's Gala, Honoring Helen Mirren!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 3, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presented its annual 2015 Spring Gala 'There is Nothing Like a Dame' last night, March 2, 2015 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening was a celebration of Oscar, Emmy, and Golden Globe winner Helen Mirren, who was presented with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. The tribute featured appearances by Jennifer Garner & Alessandro Nivola and performances by Laura Benanti,Kristin Chenoweth, Alan Cumming, Santino Fontana, Victor Garber, Donna Murphy, Kelli O'Hara, Alessandro Nivola,Laura Osnes and Betsy Wolfe. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & More to be Honored at Stuttering Association for the Young's 2015 GalaKelli O'Hara & More to be Honored at Stuttering Association for the Young's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young (formerly Our Time), will host its 13th ANNUAL BENEFIT GALA, on Monday, April 27, 2015, to celebrate the courage and achievements of more than 70 million people who stutter - including 5% of all children. (more...)

BIRDMAN, SHERLOCK, and More Win Big at 51st CAS Awards - ALL the Winners!BIRDMAN, SHERLOCK, and More Win Big at 51st CAS Awards - ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2015

The Cinema Audio Society Awards for Outstanding Sound Mixing Motion Picture were just announced, with BIRDMAN leading the pack. (more...)

Twyla Tharp Will Hit the Road with New Works in 2015; Tour Will Visit Lincoln Center & More!Twyla Tharp Will Hit the Road with New Works in 2015; Tour Will Visit Lincoln Center & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

According to the New York Times, dance legend Twyla Tharp, whose choreography has been seen on Broadway in such shows as Movin' Out and Come Fly Away, is going on the road. The choreographer will celebrate her 50th year in the business with a national tour that will eventually make its way to Lincoln Center on November 22, 2015. The 15-stop tour will feature twelve dancers and new works to the music of Bach, Henry Butler, Steve Bernstein and John Zorn. An official schedule has not yet been announced. (more...)

Richard Linklater to Receive CAS Filmmaker AwardRichard Linklater to Receive CAS Filmmaker Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Triple Academy Award nominee Richard Linklater will receive the Cinema Audio Society Filmmaker Award at the 51st Annual CAS Awards on February 14, 2015 at the historic Millennium-Biltmore Hotel, Los Angeles. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 21st, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 21st, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 22, 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 Paramount's 'Tommy,' Drury Lane's 'West Side' and the Marriott's 'La Cage.' Plus 'Stomp' puts its foot down, 'Gent's Guide' books the fall, new shows in development and rewrite, plus 'Louis And Keely' at the Royal George, 'Titanic' at Northwestern and 'Grease' on FOX! (more...)

Patti LuPone to Perform FAR AWAY PLACES at Davies Symphony Hall, 2/23Patti LuPone to Perform FAR AWAY PLACES at Davies Symphony Hall, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, January 20 - 2-time Tony and 2-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patti LuPone brings her new concert Far Away Places to San Francisco on Monday, February 23 at Davies Symphony Hall. Joined by her five-piece band, LuPone's performance features renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and the Bee Gees. The original live show of Far Away Places opened the Manhattan music venue 54 Below in 2012, a live recording of which was released in 2013. (more...)

A NIGHT IN OLD NEW ORLEANS Set for State Theatre's Acopian Ballroom, 2/13A NIGHT IN OLD NEW ORLEANS Set for State Theatre's Acopian Ballroom, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Orange Kellin's A Night In Old New Orleans featuring Vernel Bagneris brings talent fresh from Broadway and sounds straight from New Orleans. These seasoned performers will thrill listeners in the Acopian Ballroom of the State Theatre on Friday, February 13th. (more...)

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