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Photo Flash: Inside the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!Photo Flash: Inside the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS- The seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards were held on Monday, June 29, 2015, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by two-time Tony Award®-winner Michael Cerveris, currently on Broadway in this year's Best Musical Fun Home at Circle in the Square. (more...)

'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery'RICHARD HERD'S JOURNEY' Opens in July at MRG Fine Art Gallery
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

There is a long list of Hollywood personalities, such as Frank Sinatra, Carol Channing, Tommy Tune, Carol Burnett, Tony Curtis, Phyllis Diller, Dwayne Hickman, Tony Bennett, etc., that have found their artistic talents extended to the canvas. One of the industry's most celebrated is actor, Richard Herd. Perhaps best known for his film roles in 'The China Syndrome,' 'All The Presidents Men,' or on television in 'T.J. Hooker,' 'Seinfeld,' 'Star Trek: Voyager,' and most recenly, 'Betty White's Off Their Rockers,' Mr. Herd now shares is love of art in RICHARD HERD's JOURNEY: A Retrospective of his Paintings (more...)

2015 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!2015 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The seventh annual National High School Musical Theatre Awards / Jimmy Awards were held tonight, June 29, 2015, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by two-time Tony Award-winner Michael Cerveris, currently on Broadway in this year's Best Musical Fun Home at Circle in the Square. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Get The Doctor! Medical Musical Moments - A NEW BRAIN, NEXT TO NORMAL, TOMMY, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

In honor of the New York return of A NEW BRAIN, today we salute medically-themed moments from musicals. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

Tony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next MonthTony Winner Karen Ziemba to Star in Lexington Theatre Company's 42ND STREET Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The brand-new Lexington Theatre Company is thrilled to announce that casting is complete for its inaugural production of 42nd Street. Tony Award Winner Karen Ziemba, will play Dorothy Brock, alongside other Broadway veterans and up-and-coming actors. 42nd Street is presented by Variety Live at The Opera House with Co-Producing Sponsor Kentucky One Health, and runs July 23-26 at the Lexington Opera House. (more...)

Tony Nominee Sam Harris to Play Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 6/25Tony Nominee Sam Harris to Play Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

On Thursday, June 25 Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events are presenting A Night Out with Sam Harris. Versatile entertainer Harris returns to Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage for only one performance. Harris will be joined by his longtime musical director, Todd Schroeder, a well-known and favorite performer in San Diego. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/19/15- THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXASSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/19/15- THE BEST LITTLE WHOREHOUSE IN TEXAS
by Stage Tube - Jun 19, 2015

Today in 1978, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas opened at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 1584 performances. The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas is a musical with a book by Texas author Larry L. King and Peter Masterson and music and lyrics by Carol Hall. It is based on a story by King that was inspired by the real-life Chicken Ranch in La Grange, Texas. The original Broadway production was directed by Peter Masterson and Tommy Tune and choreographed by Tune and Thommie Walsh. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret SeriesLaura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the fourth season for the 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series. This popular series provides audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists and their outstanding musical accompanists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase award-winning Broadway, stage and film stars Tommy Tune, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing together on one night, followed by Rebecca Luker and closing the season will be a performance by Paulo Szot. These exceptional performers will share a special evening of cabaret featuring songs from current Broadway, Jazz, American Standards and more. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Tony Award Nominated Musical Theatre Icon Lee Roy Reams Interviewed by Marina Kamen on this Musical Health BroadcastBWW Interviews: Tony Award Nominated Musical Theatre Icon Lee Roy Reams Interviewed by Marina Kamen on this Musical Health Broadcast
by Marina Kamen - Jun 18, 2015

MARINA is joined by Broadway Royalty & Icon Lee Roy Reams ( Original Broadway Cast and Tony Award Nominee for 42nd Street. ). Together they bring us this high-energy performance and conversation centering around the power of our voices and music to motivate us all towards better health!  (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!Nominees Announced for the 2015 National High School Musical Theatre Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS just announced that 52 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress at the seventh annual awards ceremony. The presentation will take place on Monday, June 29th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Tickets can be purchased by visiting NHSMTA.COM or TICKETMASTER.COM and range from $39 to $79. Premium seats are $175. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SUTTON FOSTER at the BroadBWW Reviews: SUTTON FOSTER at the Broad
by Don Grigware - Jun 15, 2015

In its series Broadway @ the Broad, which began in October 2013 with Patti Lupone, Sutton Foster was the latest star to grace the stage, featuring Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. The event took place Sunday June 14 at 5pm and 8pm, and Foster proved a real trouper. On her recent honeymoon in Italy she contracted laryngitis and her voice has been down ever since. It took some quick maneuvering to adjust the program to her vocal capability, but with Seth Rudetsky on board as accompanist, all went well, and the packed house was overjoyed with what Foster had to offer. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Talks Tonys & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY West End Transfer With Elaine PaigeKristin Chenoweth Talks Tonys & ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY West End Transfer With Elaine Paige
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 13, 2015

Tony Awards host and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star talks Tonys and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Michele Lee Brings Cy Coleman Tribute to 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Michele Lee Brings Cy Coleman Tribute to 54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 13, 2015

Michelle Lee is performing NOBODY DOES IT LIKE ME, THE MUSIC OF CY COLEMAN, this weekend, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to snap some pictures from the evening. Check them out below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12THIS WEEK IN PICTURES June 6-12
by Nora Dominick - Jun 12, 2015

Still reeling from the 2015 Tony Awards? Can't get 'Ring of Keys' and 'Shall We Dance?' out of your head? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

BWW Commentary: International Star Chanteuse BARB JUNGR Eloquently Defines and Defends the Cabaret Art FormBWW Commentary: International Star Chanteuse BARB JUNGR Eloquently Defines and Defends the Cabaret Art Form
by Stephen Hanks - Jun 11, 2015

British chanteuse Barb Jungr is also a staunch defender of the cabaret faith, and an incredibly erudite one at that. In December 2012, for the British online current-affairs magazine, spiked, she made such a great argument for the cabaret art form—in the face of constant putdowns by judges of British singing competitions shows, among others—that BWW felt it needed to be read by the American cabaret community and its fans. (more...)

Best Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony AwardBest Musical Loser! Shows You Won't Believe Didn't Win a Tony Award
by Nora Dominick - Jun 11, 2015

BroadwayWorld has decided to round up the best loser's for Best Musical and you will be surprised with some of the losers. Click through the videos below and watch some of Broadway's most iconic musicals that didn't take home the Tony Award for Best Musical. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Park with the Stars for the Public Theater's Summer Gala!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the Park with the Stars for the Public Theater's Summer Gala!
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2015

This past week The Public Theater celerbrated their 2015 Summer Gala, which included a special performance of the free Shakespeare in the Park production of THE TEMPEST, featuring a cast that included Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and directed by Michael Greif. The summer gala also honored Bernard Spitzer (1924-2014) and Anna Spitzer for their extraordinary support over several years. The 2015 Public Theater summer gala featured appearances by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, Laura Benanti, Sandra Oh, Peter Dinklage, Alan Rickman, Jane Lynch and many more. (more...)

Phone Home?! Kristin Chenoweth Shares Funny E.T. Prep Photo From Backstage At Tony AwardsPhone Home?! Kristin Chenoweth Shares Funny E.T. Prep Photo From Backstage At Tony Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 10, 2015

FUN HOME or 'phone home'?! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!Photo Coverage: The Public Theater Celebrates Their 2015 Summer Gala!
by Walter McBride - Jun 10, 2015

This past week The Public Theater celerbrated their 2015 Summer Gala. The gala featured a special performance of the free Shakespeare in the Park production of THE TEMPEST, featuring a cast that includes Sam Waterston and Jesse Tyler Ferguson and directed by Michael Greif. The summer gala also honored Bernard Spitzer (1924-2014) and Anna Spitzer for their extraordinary support over several years. (more...)

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