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BWW Reviews: Latest Tour is LION KING Light
by Nancy Grossman - Sep 20, 2014

The national tour of THE LION KING returns to kick off the 10th Broadway In Boston season at the Boston Opera House, most fittingly as the musical reopened the venue following its historic renovation in 2004. Some of the effects have diminished over the years, but the opening night audience roared its approval. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 2 - G Company Blues
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 2 (Disc 1)- 'G Company Blues.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Madalena Alberto, Ben Forster and Marti Pellow in EVITA in the West End
by Roy Tan - Sep 19, 2014

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA returns to London's West End for a strictly limited season. Opening on Tuesday 16 September at the recently refurbished Dominion Theatre, the musical considered by many to be Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterwork will play for 55 performances only in the West End, with musical theatre and pop icon Marti Pellow playing Che, Ben Forster playing Augustin Magaldi, and newcomer Madalena Alberto in the title role. Scroll down for photos from this week's opening performances! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Madalena Alberto, London's New EVITA!
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 19, 2014

We talk to London's new Eva Peron about the West End run, filling the Dominion - and singing Don't Cry For Me Argentina eight shows a week. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 1 - Overture
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll be bringing you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 1 (Disc 1)- 'Overture.' (more...)

ArtsCentric to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 10/17-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Maryland-based theater production company, ArtsCentric, will revive the iconic 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" this October in a newly designed theater space located in The Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center (location of the former Toby's Dinner Theater of Baltimore - 5625 O'Donnell St. Baltimore, MD 21224). (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes to the Fox Performing Arts Center, 11/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Disney's Beauty and the Beast, the award-winning worldwide smash hit Broadway musical, premieres in Riverside as part of the Broadway in Riverside 2014-15 Season. Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fox Performing Arts Center on Tuesday, November 18 and Wednesday, November 19 at 8:00 p.m. (7:00 p.m. doors). (more...)

Tickets On Sale Sept. 19 for Broadway Sacramento's DIRTY DANCING, JOSEPH..., and RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Single-show tickets go on sale Sept. 19 for three hit musicals in the 2014-15 Broadway Sacramento season: Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, the high-energy musical based on the beloved 1987 movie; a new production of the ever-popular Andrew Lloyd Webber & Tim Rice hit Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, featuring two stars from American Idol and Broadway fame; and the return of the audience favorite RAIN: A Tribute to The Beatles, in a newly expanded version of the show (more...)

Oyster Mill Playhouse to Stage EVITA, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill is pleased to present its second musical of the 2014, Evita; with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is produced by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

FREE AS AIR Begin 5 October at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Celebrating the 60th anniversary of the world premiere of Salad Days, and as part of the Finborough Theatre acclaimed Celebrating British Music Theatre series, Stewart Nicholls directs the first professional UK revival in over 50 years of Julian Slade's musical Free As Air, playing Sunday and Monday evening and Tuesday matinee performances from Sunday, 5 October 2014 (Press Night: Monday, 6 October 2014 at 7.30pm) (more...)

Kids' Night on Broadway Returns to Hershey Theatre for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Kids' Night on Broadway is a year-round national audience development program of The Broadway League, the national trade association of the Broadway industry, created to introduce kids and young adults to the magical world of theatrical entertainment. Hershey Theatre will participate on Wednesday, September 24, when Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat visits town. (more...)

Tim Rice & Elaine Page on the Origin of EVITA; From Inception, to the Stage, to Madonna
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

EVITA, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1978 master class musical, has enjoyed runs internationally, two on Broadway and two in London, with a third on the way at the Dominion Theatre. But the process of bringing it to the stage, which Rice and original West End star Elaine Page detail in a new series of essays with The Guardian, was challenging, invigorating, and began on a 'late night in 1973.' (more...)

World Premiere of New Play COMEDY IS HARD! Starring Micky Dolenz and Joyce DeWitt Starts Previews 9/26 at Ivoryton Playhouse AT THE IVORYTON PLAYHOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 06, 2014


STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/5- AIDA
by Stage Tube - Sep 05, 2014

Today in 2000, Aida opened at the Palace Theatre, where it ran for 1852 performances. Aida is a musical with music by Elton John, lyrics by Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, Robert Falls, and David Henry Hwang. Aida was nominated for five Tony Awards and won four Tony Awards in 2000, including Best Musical Score and Best Performance by a Leading Actress. Aida was also named by Time Magazine in 2000 as one of the top ten theatre productions of the year. The First National tour was nominated for nine National Broadway Theatre awards (now 'Touring Broadway Awards') and won five awards, including Best Musical, Best Direction, Best Actor, and Best Actress. (more...)

Ben Forster Joins Cast of EVITA at Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

He shot to fame after winning the ITV show 'Superstar' which led him to front the UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical - and now Ben Forster is back and joining forces with musical theatre's greatest partnership once again. (more...)

Pascal and Ellis Lead THE NIGHT OF ELECTRIC VOICES, Coliseum, Mar 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

On Sunday March 1, 2015, some stellar performers from London and New York, together with the soloists of the City of London Philharmonic and the West End Chorus, will present a sensational night of musical theatre. (more...)

Tickets to JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT Tour at Des Moines Civic Center On Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Des Moines Performing Arts has announced that the new 2014 national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony AwardŽ-winner Andy Blankenbuehler, will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage from Tuesday, Nov. 18 through Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014. This irresistible family musical is part of Des Moines Performing Arts' 2014-15 Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lyric Video for ALADDIN's 'Prince Ali'
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Below, check out a just-released lyric video for one of the show's well-known anthems, 'Prince Ali.' (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Stage Door Records' SWAN ESTHER (Original Concept Album) Doesn't Take Flight
by David Clarke - Aug 27, 2014

In October of 1980, Nick Munns sent a tape of five songs to London theatre agent David Land. With Nick Munns music, David Land dreamed of replicating the success of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT. SWAN ESTHER, not the hit that JOSEPH was, has enjoyed varying success. Now, Stage Door Records has re-released SWAN ESTHER's original concept album with studio rehearsal demos written for the reworked UK tour of the production entitled SWAN ESTHER AND THE KING. (more...)

SecondStory Rep to Open Season 16 with CHESS, 8/29-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SecondStory Rep presents CHESS, running August 29-September 14, 2014, featuring music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, based on an idea by Tim Rice. (more...)

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