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BWW Previews: Spring High School Musical Season, 2015!BWW Previews: Spring High School Musical Season, 2015!
by Maggie Yates - Mar 31, 2015

Santa Barbara high school students bring audiences a range of exciting musicals, including Legally Blonde, Crazy for You, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Young Frankenstein. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2015

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is a Broadway musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

Henegar Center to Present CRY-BABYHenegar Center to Present CRY-BABY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Henegar Center announces Cry-Baby the Musical. This is the World Community Theatre Premiere of the show. The Henegar is making history and you're invited to be a part of it! (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...)

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...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5ANNIE National Tour to Play Orpheum Theatre, 3/31-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical Annie is coming to Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre March 31- April 5, 2015 as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin season. ). Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of Annie will be a brand new physical incarnation of the historic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

NEWSIES, PIPPIN, BEAUTIFUL and More Set for Shea's 2015-16 Broadway SeasonNEWSIES, PIPPIN, BEAUTIFUL and More Set for Shea's 2015-16 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Shea's Performing Arts Center and Broadway Partner/Producer Albert Nocciolino present the M&T Bank 2015-16 Broadway Series, featuring multiple Tony-Award winning musicals and hits on Broadway. (more...)

Tony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting AnnouncedTony Maudsley to Don House Slippers in UK's HAIRSPRAY Tour; Full Casting Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Tony Maudsley (ITV1's Benidorm) will play Edna Turnblad in the major 40-week UK tour of Hairspray which will open at Curve theatre in Leicester this autumn. He will be joined by TV and stage actress and presenter Claire Sweeney (Educating Rita, Guys and Dolls) as Velma Von Tussle, Olivier Award nominated actor and much-loved Blue Peter presenter Peter Duncan (BBC1 Tumble) as Wilbur Turnblad and British singer and West End performer Brenda Edwards (Chicago, We Will Rock You, The X Factor) as Motormouth Maybelle. Freya Sutton will reprise the role of Tracy Turnblad alongside established musical theatre performer Jon Tsouras (A Chorus Line) who will play the role of Corny Collins. Dex Lee (The Scottsboro Boys) will play Seaweed, Ashley Gilmour (Miss Saigon) will play Link Larkin, Lauren Stroud (Wicked) will play Amber, Monique Young (Top Hat) will play Penny, Karis Jack (Urinetown) will play Little Inez, Adam Price (Hairspray) will play Male Authority Figure, Tracey Penn (Made in Dagenham) will play Female Authority Figure and Layton Williams (Bad Education, Billy Elliot) will play Duane. Further casting will be announced in due course. (more...)

Theatre Memphis Presents LIBERACE!, THE PRODUCERS, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and More for 2015-2016Theatre Memphis Presents LIBERACE!, THE PRODUCERS, WAIT UNTIL DARK, and More for 2015-2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Theatre Memphis has made its play selections for the 2015-16 season and they include a variety of entertainment that touches many bases. Featuring musicals, comedy, drama, classics and new work, the season offers options to Memphis patrons. (more...)

LOVE LETTERS, ONCE & More Set for Citi Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 SeasonLOVE LETTERS, ONCE & More Set for Citi Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Ali MacGraw and Ryan O'Neal, stars of the 1970 classic romantic movie Love Story, reunite on stage in LOVE LETTERS, the Boston debut of ELF THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, the Tony Award-winning musical ONCE, and the return of last season's holiday hit Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical are coming in the 2015-16 season to the Citi Performing Arts Center. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour to Play Fox Cities Performing Arts CenterANNIE National Tour to Play Fox Cities Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

This spring the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will present Broadway classic Annie. (more...)

IF/THEN, NEWSIES, MOTOWN and More Set for KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount's 2015-16 SeasonIF/THEN, NEWSIES, MOTOWN and More Set for KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The 2015/2016 KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount season brings another year of superb entertainment to The Paramount Theatre, with a roster of shows that spans the ages, featuring familiar titles and brand new productions. The 2015/2016 Season starts with an all-time favorite, ANNIE, followed by the original new musical IF/THEN, a story about living in New York today and the possible paths one's life could follow. (more...)

THEATER TALK to Welcome Maslon, Maltby & Meehan This WeekTHEATER TALK to Welcome Maslon, Maltby & Meehan This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Audiences have long known their preferences for great American musicals and their respective songwriters, yet few know about the librettists whose narrative structures for musicals (known as 'books') hold the shows together. (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24ANNIE National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 5/13-24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

The new U.S. national tour of ANNIE will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts May 13 - 24, 2015. Audiences will see this new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony AwardŽ-winning show, which is being directed for the 19th time by the show's original lyricist and director Martin Charnin. ANNIE has a book by Thomas Meehan, music by Charles Strouse and Charnin's award-winning lyrics. All three authors received 1977 Tony Awards for their work. Choreography is by Liza Gennaro, who has incorporated selections from her father Peter Gennaro's 1977 Tony Award-winning choreography. (more...)

Leapin' Lizards! New ANNIE National Tour to Arrive in Philadelphia, 3/17-22Leapin' Lizards! New ANNIE National Tour to Arrive in Philadelphia, 3/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Broadway Philadelphia is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play March 17 through 22 at the Academy of Music in Philadelphia. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE will be a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. Broadway Philadelphia is presented collaboratively by the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts and the Shubert Organization. The press opening is Tues. March 17 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Ben Forster to Search for His Dad in West End ELF; Other Cast Members AnnouncedBen Forster to Search for His Dad in West End ELF; Other Cast Members Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Ben Forster, Kimberley Walsh, Joe McGann and Jessica Martin will star in the London premiere of ELF the smash hit musical at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 for a strictly limited 10-week season, ending on 2 January 2016, with a press night on Thursday 5 November. (more...)

Kimberley Walsh Boards ELF at the Dominion Theatre This AutumnKimberley Walsh Boards ELF at the Dominion Theatre This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Kimberley Walsh, who started out as a member of the group Girls Aloud, has joined the cast of ELF at the Dominion. Walsh made her West End debut as 'Princess Fiona' in SHREK THE MUSICAL in 2012. (more...)

ANNIE 2014 Movie Remake Blu-ray Cover Art & New Release Date Revealed, 3/17ANNIE 2014 Movie Remake Blu-ray Cover Art & New Release Date Revealed, 3/17
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2015

Reserve your DVD and Blu-ray copy of the new ANNIE! (more...)

West End's ELF to Move Into Dominion Theatre, Oct 24West End's ELF to Move Into Dominion Theatre, Oct 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Following the sold-out UK and Ireland premieres in Plymouth and Dublin in December 2014, ELF the smash hit musical will receive its London premiere at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 for a strictly limited 10-week season, ending on 2 January 2016, with a press night on Thursday 5 November. (more...)

ELF To Open At Dominion Theatre, Oct 2015!ELF To Open At Dominion Theatre, Oct 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Following the sold-out UK and Ireland premieres in Plymouth and Dublin in December 2014, ELF the smash hit musical will receive its London premiere at the Dominion Theatre from 24 October 2015 for a strictly limited 10-week season, ending on 2 January 2016, with a press night on Thursday 5 November. (more...)

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