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Breaking News: Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Will Open on Broadway in December 2015!Breaking News: Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Will Open on Broadway in December 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Really Useful Group, Warner Music Group & Access Industries, The Shubert Organization, and The Nederlander Organization announced today that School of Rock-The Musical, will have its World Premiere on Broadway. Previews will begin on Monday, November 2, 2015 at the Winter Garden Theatre, with an opening set for Sunday, December 6. Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock will feature music from the movie, as well as new music written byAndrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, with a book by Julian Fellowes. School of Rock-The Musical will be directed by Laurence Connor (currently represented on Broadway by Les Miserables). (more...)

Lora Lee Gayer & More Join Broadway-Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO; Complete Cast Announced!Lora Lee Gayer & More Join Broadway-Bound DOCTOR ZHIVAGO; Complete Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Tam Mutu, who is making his Broadway debut as the passionate Doctor and poet Yurii Zhivago, Kelli Barrett (Wicked), Tony Award nomineeTom Hewitt (Rocky Horror Show), and Paul Nolan (Jesus Chris Superstar) will be joined by Lora Lee Gayer as Tonia Gromeko, Zhivago's devoted wife, in the new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will feature Jacqueline Antaramian and Jamie Jackson, with Heather Botts, Wendi Bergamini, Melody Butiu, Josh Canfield, Julian Cihi, Briana Carlson-Goodman, Bradley Dean, Michael Brian Dunn, Drew Foster, Kira Guloien, Robert Hager, Ericka Hunter, Denis Lambert, David McDonald, Joseph Medeiros, Pilar Millhollen, Gary Milner, Spencer Moses, Julius Sermonia, Jacob L. Smith and Jesse Wildman in a cast of 32. (more...)

Jujamcyn Theaters Wins Christmas Again with Holiday Video!Jujamcyn Theaters Wins Christmas Again with Holiday Video!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Jujamcyn Theaters has just released another special holiday greeting for 2014, featuring some of the company's biggest accomplishments of the year, including opening nights, milestones, engagements and more! Check out the video here! (more...)

Set Designer Kacie Hultgren, Ayad Akhtar, Benjamin Scheuer & More Added to TEDxBroadway's 2015 Speakers LineupSet Designer Kacie Hultgren, Ayad Akhtar, Benjamin Scheuer & More Added to TEDxBroadway's 2015 Speakers Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The annual conference that brings together innovative minds and industry experts to help shape the future of Broadway has added six new speakers to the lineup for TEDxBroadway on Monday, February 23, 2015 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street) beginning at 11:00 a.m. Tickets are priced at $100. (more...)

Tony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead AwardTony-Winning Producer Robert Cole to Receive Commercial Theater Institute's 2015 Robert Whitehead Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Tony award-winning Broadway producer, Robert Cole, will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Tuesday, March 10, 2015. (more...)

John Lithgow & The Rudin Family to be Honored at New 42nd Street's Annual GalaJohn Lithgow & The Rudin Family to be Honored at New 42nd Street's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

The New 42nd Street has announced that its annual Gala, to be held Monday, January 12 at The New Victory Theater, will honor Tony, Emmy, and Golden Globe Award-winner John Lithgow with the New Victory Arts Award for his work in "bringing kids to the arts and the arts to kids." The New 42nd Street will also honor The Rudin Family with the inaugural Marian Heiskell Award for their role in shaping the future of New York City. Glenn Close will serve as Gala honorary chair. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Promo for Monty Python's SPAMALOT at BPASTAGE TUBE: New Promo for Monty Python's SPAMALOT at BPA
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2014

Bainbridge Performing Arts will stage MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, presented by Merrill Lynch Wealth Maangement and opening December 5. Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail,' SPAMALOT retells the legend of King Arthur and his Knights of the Round Table- featuring cows, killer rabbits, and a Diva to end all divas. Click below to watch a promo for the show! (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Coming to Academy of Music in JanuaryMOTOWN THE MUSICAL Coming to Academy of Music in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway Philadelphia, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, presented collaboratively by The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and The Shubert Organization, are now on sale forMOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Academy of Music for a two-week engagement January 6 - 18. (more...)

STOMP Coming to Merriam Theater, 12/26-30STOMP Coming to Merriam Theater, 12/26-30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, returns to Philadelphia for a holiday engagement beginning Dec. 26 through Dec. 30 at the Merriam Theater as part of Broadway Philadelphia, presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 20 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. The press opening is Friday, Dec. 26 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

James Triner Opens New General Management Office in New York CityJames Triner Opens New General Management Office in New York City
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

James Triner has opened a new office, James Triner Theatricals, to provide general management services for the theater in New York City. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Today for Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth MossTickets on Sale Today for Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Producers have announced that tickets to the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will go on sale at 10:00 am today, November 21, 2014. (more...)

Tickets to Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss On Sale TomorrowTickets to Broadway Revival of THE HEIDI CHRONICLES with Elisabeth Moss On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Producers have announced that tickets to the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will go on sale at 10:00 am on November 21, 2014. Tickets will be available at Telecharge.com, by calling (212) 239-6200, or by visiting the box office of the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). The box office will be open through January 4, 2015, and will reopen on January 26, 2015. (more...)

He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

It's been rumored since early in the new production's run -- and now it's official! Original star John Cameron Mitchell will return to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which they debuted in the 1998 hit Off-Broadway production. Mitchell will step into the role on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre starting Wednesday, January 21 for a strictly limited eight week engagement. Mitchell will join co-star and Tony Award winner Lena Hall who continues with the production as Yitzhak. (more...)

Official: Shubert Organization Acquires Off-Broadway's New World StagesOfficial: Shubert Organization Acquires Off-Broadway's New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

The Shubert Organization has completed an agreement to acquire New World Stages, a complex of five off-Broadway playhouses located at 340 West 50th Street. All currently running productions at New World Stages, Avenue Q, Gazillion Bubble Show, Blank! The Musical, and iLuminate will continue under the agreement. The five theatres at New World Stages range in size from 199 to 499 seats. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/17/14 - SIDE SHOW, PUNK ROCK, Elaine Stritch and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/17/14 - SIDE SHOW, PUNK ROCK, Elaine Stritch and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 17, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: It's a crazy-busy Monday! SIDE SHOW brings the freaks back to Broadway, PUNK ROCK and STRAIGHT WHITE MEN open off-Broadway, stars gather to celebrate Elaine Stritch and so much more! (more...)

Shubert Organization to Officially Acquire Off-Broadway's New World StagesShubert Organization to Officially Acquire Off-Broadway's New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2014

According to The New York Times, the Shubert Organization is expected to close a deal on purchasing New World Stages as early as Monday, two sources industry insiders have confirmed. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Shubert TheatreBWW Exclusive: Counting Down to Jennifer Ashley Tepper's THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 2 - The Shubert Theatre
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Nov 14, 2014

To celebrate the publication of The Untold Stories of Broadway, Volume 2 on November 18 by Dress Circle Publishing, Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be sharing three short excerpts about each of the Broadway theaters featured in the book-countdown style! Today: The Shubert Theatre! (more...)

Michael C. Hall Extends Run in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on BroadwayMichael C. Hall Extends Run in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall has extended his limited engagement in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. Hall will play his final performance in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival on Sunday, January 18. Casting for the next Hedwig will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bradley Cooper and THE ELEPHANT MAN Cast Take First Bows on BroadwayPhoto Coverage: Bradley Cooper and THE ELEPHANT MAN Cast Take First Bows on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Nov 8, 2014

Friday, November 7th marked the Broadway return of two-time Academy Award nominee Bradley Cooper, Academy Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Patricia Clarkson, and Alessandro Nivola in Bernard Pomerance's Tony Award-winning classic The Elephant Man, directed by six-time Tony Award nominee Scott Ellis. Below, BroadwayWorld brings photos of the cast's first bows! (more...)

Elisabeth Moss-Led THE HEIDI CHRONICLES Will Open at Broadway's Music Box Theatre on March 19!Elisabeth Moss-Led THE HEIDI CHRONICLES Will Open at Broadway's Music Box Theatre on March 19!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Producers have announced that the first Broadway revival of the Pulitzer and Tony Award-winning Wendy Wasserstein play The Heidi Chronicles will begin performances February 23, 2015, at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street) with an official opening on Thursday, March 19, 2015. It will star Golden Globe-winner and six-time Emmy Award-nominee Elisabeth Moss ('Mad Men,' 'Top of the Lake,' Speed-the-Plow) as Heidi Holland - a woman willing to do what it takes to take on the world. It will also star Emmy Award-nominee Jason Biggs ('Orange Is The New Black,' American Pie), and Tony Award-nominee Bryce Pinkham (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson), and will feature Tracee Chimo (Lips Together, Teeth Apart, 'Orange Is The New Black,' Bad Jews) with additional casting to be announced. (more...)

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