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MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North TexasMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play three performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park on February 27 & 28, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, Inc. The show will make its way to Fort Worth, where it will play for one night only at Bass Performance Hall February 29, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mark S. Hoebee Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Talks A BRONX TALEBWW Interview: Mark S. Hoebee Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Talks A BRONX TALE
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 4, 2016

Broadwayworld.com talked with Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Playhouse about 'A Bronx Tale.' (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy Nomination & MoreVIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Grammy Nomination & More
by TV News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

In the video below, Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and star of the Broadway hit, speaks on his musical influences, inspiration, Grammy Award nomination and how he hopes the show will expose hip-hop and musical theater to new audiences. (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of†THE WIZARD OF OZ†will play the National Theatre for two weeks only,†May 3 - 15, 2016. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Present FROST/NIXONMaltz Jupiter Theatre to Present FROST/NIXON
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

In this presidential election year, nothing is more fitting then to look back at one of the nation's most complicated men ever to have served as leader of the free world. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/2/2016 - THE PERFECT MURDER on Tour and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/2/2016 - THE PERFECT MURDER on Tour and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 2, 2016

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: Two shows begin off-Broadway, THE PERFECT MURDER heads across the UK and more! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Boards Broadway @ The Nourse Concert SeriesRosie O'Donnell Boards Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

?†Mark Cortale, producer of the acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series in San Francisco has announced that superstar Rosie O'Donnell will join this season's lineup on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," the popular series returns after kicking off the 2015/16 season at The Nourse Theater with "Glee" star Darren Criss in past fall.† Immediately preceding Rosie O'Donnell's performance will be Sutton Foster, star of the hit TV series "Younger" and Tony Award winner for Broadway's "Anything Goes" on Sunday, March 13th (rescheduled from Jan. 16th). †The Broadway @ The Nourse concert series will benefit San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Project Open Hand, and San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus. †Tickets are now on-sale - further information can be found at www.cityboxoffice.com/broadway or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

Universal Pictures' Donna Langley Named 2016 Pioneer of the YearUniversal Pictures' Donna Langley Named 2016 Pioneer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

The Will Rogers Motion Picture Pioneers Foundation announced today that Donna Langley, Chairman of Universal Pictures, will receive the 2016 Pioneer of the Year honor on April 13 th at CinemaCon in Las Vegas. (more...)

OSTC's Amiee Turner in Concert at Ocean State Theatre on February 14OSTC's Amiee Turner in Concert at Ocean State Theatre on February 14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

?Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Rose in last summer's production of Gypsy, will take the stage in her very own concert, "Once in Love, with Amiee: Puppy Love, Heartbreak and Ever After," on Sunday, February 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Theater Works to Bring Hollywood Glamor to Peoria in CITY OF ANGELSTheater Works to Bring Hollywood Glamor to Peoria in CITY OF ANGELS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Theater Works presents the Tony Award-winning musical CITY OF ANGELS, beginning Friday, February 19. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Maltz Jupiter TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Get ready to celebrate the life of beloved American entertainer Will Rogers at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre with THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES: A LIFE IN REVUE! BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Beth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole PorterBeth Leavel & More to Join American Showstoppers in Honoring Cole Porter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS - featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra and starring a cast of today's best Broadway performers - will present "An Evening with Cole Porter" at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's Goldstein Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM.† The cast of outstanding Broadway performers includes Beth Leavel (Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ten-Time Tony Winner Tommy Tune Returns to Cafe CarlylePhoto Coverage: Ten-Time Tony Winner Tommy Tune Returns to Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 13, 2016

Ten-time Tony winner†Tommy Tune returned to Cafe Carlyle last night January 12, and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the performance! Check out photos below! (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Cafe Carlyle Welcomes Back Tommy Tune TonightCafe Carlyle Welcomes Back Tommy Tune Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Ten-time Tony nominee Tommy Tune†returns to Cafe Carlyle beginning tonight, January 12, through January 22, taking Chita Rivera's previous engagement slot, who was forced to cancel due to a pelvic fracture. (more...)

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World StagesMAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE Opens Tonight at New World Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

MAURICE HINES TAPPIN' THRU LIFE is a swinging, song and dance musical that celebrates the astonishing showmanship of one of the last great tap dancers of a by-gone era still working today and whose collaborators were a jaw-dropping, who's who of theatre, music, film and television. Co-starring the fierce tap dancing Manzari brothers and the all female vivacious Diva Jazz Orchestra, the show is directed by Jeff Calhoun (Newsies, Deaf West's Big River, Grease). Performances began December 23rd at New World Stages (340 W. 50th Street), and opening night is tonight, January 11th. (more...)

Cafe Carlyle Taps Tommy Tune to Replace Injured Chita Rivera for January EngagementCafe Carlyle Taps Tommy Tune to Replace Injured Chita Rivera for January Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that ten-time Tony nominee†Tommy Tune†has been tapped to perform at Cafe Carlyle from†January 12-22, taking Chita Rivera's previous engagement slot, who was forced to cancel due to a pelvic fracture. (more...)

42ND STREET Coming to State Theatre for Pair of Shows in February42ND STREET Coming to State Theatre for Pair of Shows in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a TWO night engagement at the State Theatre with a sparkling new production, Wednesday February 3 and Thursday February 4.† 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

BWW Review: AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Captivates Audiences with Legendary Musical Theater NumbersBWW Review: AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE FOR THE 21ST CENTURY Captivates Audiences with Legendary Musical Theater Numbers
by Caryn Cooper - Dec 24, 2015

This past Monday marked the opening night of the American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21) as they returned to New York City. Founded and Produced by Artistic Director Nikki Feirt Atkins, ADM21 is dedicated to creating a living and vibrant archive of classic and current notable musical theater choreography. Continuing the legacy of the late Lee Theodore, who established the original American Dance Machine in 1976 until her death in 1987, and believed that "many great choreographic works are lost with the musical they once embellished," the impetus to preserve these dances drove Theodore and continues to drive Ms. Atkins. (more...)

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