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Lana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO TonightLana Gordon Returns to CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Lana Gordon will return to the Broadway production in the role of "Velma Kelly" starting tonight, Monday, July 24 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Robyn Hurder to Step Into Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This WeekendRobyn Hurder to Step Into Broadway's CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2017

Robyn Hurder (Nice Work If You Can Get It, Grease) will take on the role of 'Roxie Hart' in Broadway's record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO from Friday, July 14 through Tuesday, July 18 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at SaengerBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Sprinkles Fairy Magic at Saenger
by Tara Bennett - May 11, 2017

Once upon a time, there lived a playwright who never wanted to grow up. And so, he wrote a play about a boy who never does. (more...)

Broadway in Boston Engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND On Sale 5/7Broadway in Boston Engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND On Sale 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Broadway In Boston, announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND will go on sale to the public this Sunday, May 7th.  FINDING NEVERLAND will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House August 8-20, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW Feature: FINDING NEVERLAND Tour All Part of Learning to FlyBWW Feature: FINDING NEVERLAND Tour All Part of Learning to Fly
by Katricia Lang - Apr 29, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND is touring city to city teaching imagination and aviation. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Finds Its Wings At The Hobby CenterBWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Finds Its Wings At The Hobby Center
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Apr 26, 2017

BWW Review: With Ups And Downs FINDING NEVERLAND Ultimately Takes Flight (more...)

Paul Iacono's  PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE  To Premiere at The Green Room 42Paul Iacono's PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE To Premiere at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Star of Mercury Fur, G.B.F., and MTV's The Hard Times Of RJ Berger, Paul Iacono stars along with the underground personalities of Downtown New York in the world premiere of his musical-cabaret epic, PSYCHEDELIC PLAYHOUSE at The Green Room 42 , Thursday, May 4th & Friday, May 5th 8:00pm. (more...)

BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars at Fox Cities P.A.C.BWW Review: FINDING NEVERLAND Soars at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by Meredith Kreisa - Apr 18, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND opened at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center in Appleton on April 17 and will continue to play through April 22. It is visually stunning, emotionally resonant and pixie-dusted to perfection. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Flies to The Hobby Center for the Performing ArtsFINDING NEVERLAND Flies to The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts is pleased to announce that individual tickets for FINDING NEVERLAND go on sale to the public on November 18. FINDING NEVERLAND will play April 25-30, 2017, at the Hobby Center at 800 Bagby Street, Houston, TX 77002. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: Charming but Flawed FINDING NEVERLAND Searches for MagicBWW Review: Charming but Flawed FINDING NEVERLAND Searches for Magic
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 27, 2017

A charming though perplexing adaptation of the 2004 film, FINDING NEVERLAND jets into too many erratic directions at any given moment and doesn't gel completely as a whole. And for all its gorgeous, visual splendor, it is surprisingly lacking in honest-to-goodness stage magic. The touring version of the 2015 Broadway stage musical adaptation continues at OC's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa through April 2, 2017. (more...)

Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!Ben Rimalower's PATTI ISSUES to Return to NYC; Audible Recording Out Soon!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

After another successful return engagement earlier this year, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life) at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) for three Monday nights this season April 24, May 15 and June 12. (more...)

BWW Review: Magical FINDING NEVERLAND at the PantagesBWW Review: Magical FINDING NEVERLAND at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2017

To say that the musical version of Finding Neverland is a real charmer is an understatement. The book by James Graham retains all of the sweetness of the 2004 film and adds on a delightful theatricality for the stage that just will not quit. One surprising element is the musical score by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy that includes some wonderfully poignant and moving ballads. With sweeping direction by Diane Paulus and a dynamite cast this national touring production is bound to please just about everyone, the young and the young at heart. It plays at the Hollywood Pantages through March 12. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Tour Welcomes Next 'J.M. Barrie' TonightFINDING NEVERLAND Tour Welcomes Next 'J.M. Barrie' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The national tour of Finding Neverland welcomes Billy Harrigan Tighe to the role of J.M. Barrie starting tonight, February 7, 2017. (more...)

FINDING NEVERLAND Tour Finds Next 'J.M. Barrie'FINDING NEVERLAND Tour Finds Next 'J.M. Barrie'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

The national tour of Finding Neverland will welcome Billy Harrigan Tighe to the role of J.M. Barrie starting Tuesday, February 7, 2017.  (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON, FINDING NEVERLAND, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Headed to Kravis Center This SeasonBOOK OF MORMON, FINDING NEVERLAND, SOMETHING ROTTEN! and More Headed to Kravis Center This Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce Kravis On Broadway's 10th Anniversary Season, which will present seven smash hits from the Great White Way, including several multiple Tony Award winners. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYCBen Rimalower Brings PATTI ISSUES and BAD WITH MONEY Back to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

After two successful nights in 2016, Ben Rimalower will return with his acclaimed long-running solo plays, PATTI ISSUES (about his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father) and BAD WITH MONEY (about how an addiction to spending beyond his means has driven him to extreme lengths all his life). (more...)

BWW Review: Cute but Uninspired FINDING NEVERLAND at ParamountBWW Review: Cute but Uninspired FINDING NEVERLAND at Paramount
by Jay Irwin - Jan 11, 2017

Lord, save us from pop songwriters who think they can write musical theater. Sure, some transition successfully but this would not be the case for Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy who have given us the completely unmemorable "Finding Neverland", currently playing at the Paramount Theatre. And if the lackluster music weren't enough, the show is also weighed down by a book from James Graham and direction from Diane Paulus who it seems had no idea what story they wanted to tell as there seemed to be two distinct shows happening and neither of them were very good. (more...)

BWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOXBWW Review: Remarkable FINDING NEVERLAND at The FOX
by Chris Gibson - Dec 16, 2016

If you're looking for spectacular entertainment that fills you with wonder then look no further; FINDING NEVERLAND is the show for you. This would be a very good show based solely on the book (James Graham) and music (music and lyrics by Gary Barlow and Eliot Kennedy) that it features, but it goes far beyond that in conjuring up an absolutely remarkable theatrical experience. Based on THE MAN WHO WAS PETER PAN, by Allan Knee, as well as the eponymous motion picture, this is a marvelously cast, tune-filled excursion into the imagination of J.M. Barrie. It's really a must-see show, so catch it while you can! (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper Celebrates THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop TodayJennifer Ashley Tepper Celebrates THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) today, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

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