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HAIRSPRAY & GREASE Stars Set for 21st Season of 'Dancing With the Stars'HAIRSPRAY & GREASE Stars Set for 21st Season of 'Dancing With the Stars'
by TV News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Among this year's cast is Alexa PenaVega (formally Alexa Vega), who made her Broadway debut in 2007 when she played Penny Pingleton in the Tony Award winning musical HAIRSPRAY (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill PlayhouseFull Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhousewill open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes(Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella,Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott(Newsies, Gigi)and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star inThe Bandstand. (more...)

BWW Interview: Aaron Tveit on GREASE: LIVE- 'I Better Not Mess Up!'BWW Interview: Aaron Tveit on GREASE: LIVE- 'I Better Not Mess Up!'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Aaron Tveit (Broadway's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN,'Les Miserables') has been cast as 'Grease's' legendary leading man, 'Danny Zuko' in Fox Broadcasting Company (FOX) and Paramount Television's live production of GREASE: LIVE, airing Sunday, Jan. 31, 2016 (7:00-10:00 PM ET live/PT tape-delayed) on FOX. Additionally, Carlos PenaVega ('Big Time Rush') will play 'Kenickie,' Zuko's tough-guy sidekick. Tveit and PenaVega join Julianne Hough ('Safe Haven,' 'Rock of Ages') as the angelic 'Sandy,' Vanessa Hudgens (Broadway's GIGI,'High School Musical,' 'Spring Breakers') as bad girl 'Rizzo' and Keke Palmer (Broadway's CINDERELLA, SCREAM QUEENS, 'Masters of Sex') as 'Marty.' BroadwayWorld recently checked in with Tveit on his big casting news: (more...)

Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & Beth Leavel Set for New Musical THE BANDSTAND at Paper MillLaura Osnes, Corey Cott & Beth Leavel Set for New Musical THE BANDSTAND at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse hasannounced that Tony Award nomineeLaura Osnes(Rodgers + Hammerstein'sCinderella,Bonnie and Clyde),Corey Cott(Newsies,Gigi)and Tony Award winnerBeth Leavel(The Drowsy Chaperone,42nd Street) will star in the theater's world-premiere musicalThe Bandstand. (more...)

BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!BWW TV: In Rehearsal with the Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 29, 2015

The much anticipated 2005 Tony Award-winning Best Musical - Monty Python's Spamalot - has finally arrived and is in rehearsal in Los Angeles for its July 31 - August 2, 2015 run at the historic Hollywood Bowl; and BroadwayWorld TV's own Michael Sterling was on hand to talk to the cast. (more...)

Kenny Ortega to Helm HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 10th Anniversary Special in 2016?Kenny Ortega to Helm HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL 10th Anniversary Special in 2016?
by Sally Henry - Jul 25, 2015

Kenny Ortega might have a new HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL performance in mind for next year. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilettos, AMERICAN IDIOT and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD open in London, JOHN begins off-Broadway, Valerie Harper returns to the stage,and more! (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance HonoreesVanessa Hudgens, Misty Copeland and Rita Moreno Among 2015 Industry Dance Honorees
by Jessica Showers - Jul 21, 2015

Broadway stars past, present and future will be honored at this year's Industry Dance Awards. (more...)

BWW Feature: Celebrate the City of Lights with our Favorite French ShowtunesBWW Feature: Celebrate the City of Lights with our Favorite French Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 19, 2015

Paris Je t'dore! And Vive La France!French-flavored Broadway shows and songs are tres magnifique. The romantic 'City of Lights' and the lure of romance with a French accent has served as the inspiration for many musicals through the years. And since France and all of the world's Francophiles celebrated Bastille Day earlier this week, BroadwayWorld's Jeff Walker and Matt Tamanini are taking a look at the shows and tunes that make us go 'oo-la-la!' (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood BowlBroadway Veterans Round Out Starry Cast of SPAMALOT at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the final casting for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Monty Python's Spamalot, the parody of the Arthurian Legend which won the Tony for Best Musical in 2005. Those joining the starry company are Broadway vetsKevin Chamberlin as Sir Bedevere, Tom Deckman as Not Dead Fred, and Rick Holmes as Sir Lancelot. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 15th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 16, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods,' 'Company,' 'Oklahoma!' and 'South Pacific' receive local stagings, as do 'Loving Repeating' and 'Goblin Market.' New shows include 'Stanley In The Name Of Love' and the musical episode of 'Buffy.' Plus the latest on new screen versions of 'Lucky Stiff,' 'The Wiz' and 'Grease!' (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Aaron Tveit Gears Up For Musical Return In GREASE: LIVE!FLASH FRIDAY: Aaron Tveit Gears Up For Musical Return In GREASE: LIVE!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 10, 2015

Today we celebrate this week's big news that Aaron Tveit is poised to return to musicals via GREASE: LIVE! (more...)

BREAKING! Aaron Tveit to Star as Danny Zuko in Fox's GREASE LIVE! 'I'm Thrilled & Honored'BREAKING! Aaron Tveit to Star as Danny Zuko in Fox's GREASE LIVE! 'I'm Thrilled & Honored'
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 9, 2015

Broadway's Aaron Tveit (CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, Les Miserables) has been cast to play the iconic role of Danny Zuko in FOX's upcoming GREASE LIVE! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, NPH & More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TVJeremy Jordan, NPH & More! BWW's Guide to Broadway on Fall TV
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 8, 2015

Some of our favorite Broadway stars will be trading in the neon lights of the Great White Way to drop into our living rooms this fall when the the highly anticipated new TV season kicks off. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Corbin Bleu Chats About High School Musical 4, Broadway Dream Roles, Fake Off! and Much More!STAGE TUBE: Corbin Bleu Chats About High School Musical 4, Broadway Dream Roles, Fake Off! and Much More!
by Nora Dominick - Jun 24, 2015

Stage and screen veteran Corbin Bleu joins Michael Korte on the rooftop for a compelling, hilarious episode of CITY OF MICHAEL. The duo talks High School Musical, Broadway Dream Roles, Bullying andCorbin Bleu'snew show, Fake Off! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/20-6/21/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/20-6/21/2015
by - Jun 21, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, June 21, 2015 - Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: Vanessa Hudgens Celebrates Social Life Magazine with ABSOLUT ELYXBWW Review: Vanessa Hudgens Celebrates Social Life Magazine with ABSOLUT ELYX
by Marina Kennedy - Jun 21, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens celebrated the launch of her Social Life Magazine cover at the Absolut Elyx House in New York City on Friday evening. The festivities featured cocktails made with Absolut Elyx. (more...)

GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Today on Broadway; Tour to Launch Next YearGIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Today on Broadway; Tour to Launch Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

Gigi, the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will play its final performance today, Sunday, June 21 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). The production, which began previews on Thursday, March 19 and opened officially on Wednesday, April 8, will have played 20 previews and 86 performances. (more...)

GIGI Cast Serenades JERSEY BOYS Neighbors with 'So Long, Farewell'GIGI Cast Serenades JERSEY BOYS Neighbors with 'So Long, Farewell'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of Broadway's GIGI took to the street to serenade the cast of JERSEY BOYS, their neighboring show at 52nd Street'sAugust Wilson Theatre. (more...)

GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Addresses Show's Closing On Social Media: 'What A Wonderful Ride It Has Been'GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Addresses Show's Closing On Social Media: 'What A Wonderful Ride It Has Been'
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 16, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens says au revoir to GIGI! (more...)

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