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Dancer Marge Champion Set for Rare Live Interview at The Spiral Theater, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

On Sunday, October 5th at 5:00 PM, Marge Champion and Richard Skipper will sit down at the Spiral Theater Studio to discuss Marge's vast and wonderful career and how she is doing today, at 95 years young. A Q&A with the audience and 'meet and greet' follows. (more...)

Linda Eder, Barbara Cook and Billy Porter to Headline 2015 South Beach Broadway Series in Miami This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Linda Eder, Barbara Cook and Billy Porter, a trio of Broadway's brightest Tony Award and Grammy Award-winning recording stars, are announced by producers Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray to headline their inaugural '2015 South Beach Broadway Series' at the Colony Theater, 1040 Lincoln Road. (more...)

Johnny Mercer Foundation to Sponsor AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The Johnny Mercer Foundation (JMF) is expanding its support of the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) by joining a group of prestigious sponsors for the second season of the well received American Songbook at NJPAC. Hosted by Ted Chapin and airing on New Jersey's public television NJTV, the series features live performances of America's finest interpreters of the Great American Songbook on Saturday, September 20, 2014 at 7pm and Sunday, September 21 at 3pm. Slated to appear are Marilyn Maye, Tommy Tune, Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman, John Pizzarelli, Nellie McKay and Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana, with John Pizzarelli performing an entire show of songs by the great master himself, Johnny Mercer. (more...)

45 Houston Area Schools Up for TUTS' 2015 Tommy Tune Awards; Full List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the show titles for the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognizes and rewards excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. (more...)

Read Melissa Rivers Humorous & Moving Eulogy for Joan Rivers
by TV News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

According to many in attendance, the highlight of the service was a moving and humorous eulogy, delvered by Rivers' daughter Melissa. (more...)

Carol Channing and Tommy Tune Set for TIME STEPPIN' at SHN Curran Theatre, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

SHN alongside Matthew Lombardo and Rick Murray will present Tony Award winners Carol Channing and Tommy Tune in TIME STEPPIN' for one night only on Saturday, November 8, 2014 at 8PM at the SHN Curran Theatre. Tickets go on sale Friday, September 12, at 10am. (more...)

UPDATE: Roundabout Theatres to Dim Lights for Joan Rivers; Tally Up to 10
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Now, the list is up to 10 theatres, with the Roundabout Theatre Company announcing that its three theatres (The American Airlines, Studio 54 and the Stephen Sondheim Theatre) will dim their lights as well. (more...)

UPDATE: Helen Hayes to Dim Lights in Honor of Joan Rivers; Petition to Reverse B'Way League Decision Up to Nearly 5K Signatures
by TV News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

The Helen Hayes Theater, where Rivers starred in 1994's 'Sally Marr ... and Her Escorts,' will also dim its lights on Tuesday evening. (more...)

UPDATE: Disney Joins Jujamcyn in Dimming Theatre Marquee for Joan Rivers
by BWW News Desk - Sep 09, 2014

Disney joined Jujamcyn in honoring the late comic by announcing that tonight they will dim the lights of the New Amesterdam theater's marquee, home of their current hit musical ALADDIN, in honor of Rivers. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Hugh Jackman Sing at Joan Rivers Funeral; Peters, Chenoweth & More B'Way Stars in Attendance
by TV News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

In her 2012 book 'I Hate Everyone ... Starting With Me,' comedian Joan Rivers shared that she hoped her funeral would be 'a huge showbiz affair with lights, cameras, action' and 'Hollywood all the way.' Boy did she get what she wished for. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kickoff Cocktail Reception for Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Longtime arts patrons Ann and William Van Ness welcomed guests to their art filled townhouse for a very special kickoff cocktail reception for the committees and honorees of the upcoming ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee which takes place Monday, October 6, 2014 followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Scroll down for photos from the soiree! (more...)

Tony, Emmy Winner Leslie Uggams Brings 'Classic Uggams' to San Francisco 11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 05, 2014

Bay Area Cabaret, devoted to presenting world-renowned artists who expand the definition of cabaret, continues its 11th season, with pioneering Tony and Emmy Award winning actress/singer Leslie Uggams in her first Bay Area appearance in more than two decades. Celebrating over 60 years in show business, Ms. Uggams has starred on television, films, and Broadway, and has recorded more than fifteen albums. Leslie Uggams will perform an evening of "Classic Uggams," a collection of songs ranging from Lena Horne to musical theatre, from Broadway classics to jazz and blues,5pm, Sunday, November 2 at the Venetian Room of the Fairmont San Francisco, 950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tickets ($50 general/$45 subscribers) can be purchased by calling (415) 392-4400 or online at www.bayareacabaret.org. (more...)

American Songbook at NJPAC featuring Broadway All-Stars
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 05, 2014


Choreographer Adam Cates's Book 'THE BUSINESS OF SHOW' Shares Industry Insights Rarely Taught in School
by BWW News Desk - Sep 02, 2014

Available now, 'The Business of Show: A Guide to the Entertainment Business for the Performing Artist' is a non-fiction publication by Broadway choreographer Adam Cates. (more...)

BWW Interviews: TUTS Director Roshunda Jones Brings It On In BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
by Katricia Lang - Sep 01, 2014

In this discussion with Roshunda Jones, Director of Theatre Under the Stars' production of BRING IT ON, I discuss, of course, BRING IT ON, a cupcake of a show with a creamy white icing filling in the form of a message about acceptance. Then we talk about the art and craft of cheerleading. So much work and dedication goes into those athletic stunts, and cheerleaders have to smile while doing it. I know football players can't. That's why they wear the helmets with masks. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Elementary! Sherlock Holmes on His Way Back to the Broadway Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has exclusively learned that Sherlock Holmes may be headed to the stage in the coming Broadway seasons. Tony Award Nominated producer Antonio R. Marion (Big Fish, Evita) is said to be sheparding the project that is currently in the developmental stages. The production is set to be a brand new version of the beloved stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that will be presented in the format of a play while a live orchestra underscores the drama and action. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Tour to Play Concord, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Concord, New Hampshire and will play the Capitol Center for 2 performances, Saturday, September 27, at 7pm & Sunday, September 28, at 2pm. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

TUTS Reveals 2015 Tommy Tune Awards Participating Schools
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is thrilled to announce the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognizes and rewards excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. (more...)

Margo Feiden Galleries Honors Robin Williams With Rare Recording of His Impersonations
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Following the tragic passing of actor and comedy legend Robin Williams on Monday, August 11, New York City gallerist The Margo Feiden Galleries Ltd. has found a unique way to honor the Mork & Mindy and Good Will Hunting actor: Through a rare audio recording featuring a string of the late comedian's trademark impersonations. (more...)

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