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BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 23, 2017

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has a robust summer season planned, which is already in progress. Its offerings consist of plays, cabaret, jazz, and classical music. This weekend, Perry Ojeda, who played Gabey in the 1998 Broadway Revival of ON THE TOWN, will perform in concert. Mr. Ojeda will sing the songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAYLaguna Playhouse presents the First Show of 2017-2018 & 98th Season: HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

GOOD MORNING, LAGUNA BEACH!  Laguna Playhouse is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2017-2018 and 98th season with the effervescent musical, HAIRSPRAY, book by Thomas Meehan and Mark O'Donnell, music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, musical direction by Michael Ferrara and directed and choreographed by Paula Hammons Sloan. "We are opening our season with just the perfect show for a Laguna Beach Summer," comments Laguna Playhouse Executive Director Ellen Richard.  Adds Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham "We welcome Paula Hammons Sloan and the "nicest kids in town" back to our stage for this nostalgic musical confection. Talent abounds on our stage this Summer!"  HAIRSPRAY will begin previews on Wednesday, July 5; will open on Sunday, July 9 at 5:30pm and will run through Sunday, July 30, 2017 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsal for ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Go Inside Rehearsal for ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL
by Walter McBride - Jun 22, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!), and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), plays at The Triad (158 W. 72nd Street between Amsterdam and Columbus Avenues). Produced by Jim Russek, the open-ended engagement begins June 22. Opening night is June 29. (more...)

Performances Begin Tonight for ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL at The Triad TheaterPerformances Begin Tonight for ME THE PEOPLE: THE TRUMP AMERICA MUSICAL at The Triad Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Me The People: The Trump America Musical, a new musical revue with a book and lyrics by Nancy Holson (Bush Wars, The News in Revue on PBS - 5 Emmy Awards, Ludwig Live!), and directed and choreographed by Jay Falzone (Bush Wars, Cooking with the Calamari Sisters), plays at The Triad. (more...)

East Lynne Presents Free Performance of ROBIN HOODEast Lynne Presents Free Performance of ROBIN HOOD
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The more the Sheriff of Nottingham collected ever-increasing taxes to stuff the pockets of the corrupt Prince John and his own pockets, the more Robin Hood fought to get that money back to the original owners. He was aided by Little John, Friar Tuck, and others, in Sherwood Forest.    (more...)

Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!Stars from NYC, LA and Nashville Set for Dan Fogelberg's New Musical PART OF THE PLAN at TPAC; Cast, Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

K-Squared Entertainment and the Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) are thrilled to announce the complete cast and creative team for the world premiere of PART OF THE PLAN, a new, original musical written by Kate Atkinson & Karen Harris and scored with the music and lyrics of celebrated singer-songwriter Dan Fogelberg.  (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana BeanPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with One of Broadway's Favorite Belters, Shoshana Bean
by West of Broadway - Jun 14, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Lara Scott speak with the amazing Shoshana Bean. Shoshana is a veteran of the Broadway stage having made her debut in the original cast of HAIRSPRAY and starring as the very first replacement for Elphaba in WICKED. Most recently she appeared as Fanny Brice in FUNNY GIRL and in the pre-Broadway production of the new musical BEACHES as CeeCee Bloom, for which she earned a Jeff Award Nomination for best lead actress in a musical. (more...)

East Lynn Theater's TALES OF VICTORIANS to Return This SummerEast Lynn Theater's TALES OF VICTORIANS to Return This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company's popular 'Tales of the Victorians' returns for its 28th year! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 10, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 10, 2017
by - Jun 10, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Award-winning producers Sarah Chaney and Heather Olt are launching their female-driven production company, 6 With Heels Productions, LLC. The new company already has multiple projects in the works including the feature film, Fat Camp Massacre, written by Lindsay Hollister.  This female driven, teen horror/comedy explores the concepts of bullying, body image, and friendship and will shoot in Ohio and Los Angeles this fall.  (more...)

Meet ELTC's Will Rogers at After-Show Q&AMeet ELTC's Will Rogers at After-Show Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

For those who didn't have the opportunity to meet Tom Byrn, the actor portraying the title role in East Lynne Theater Company's 'Will Rogers' U.S.A.' at the after-show party at The Washington Inn, another chance is to be had on Friday, June 23 at an after-show Q&A.  It's a wonderful opportunity for patrons to ask the actor and the director such questions as how characters are created, what goes into selecting a season of plays, and where they have previously worked.    (more...)

Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune to Join Forces on Tour in 'TWO FOR THE ROAD'; Dates Announced!Chita Rivera and Tommy Tune to Join Forces on Tour in 'TWO FOR THE ROAD'; Dates Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Chita Rivera & Tommy Tune have announced their Fall 2017 and early 2018 concert dates for CHITA & TUNE - Two For The Road.  (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Announces Final Show Selection for 2017-2018 SeasonEnsemble Theatre Announces Final Show Selection for 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) is pleased to announce the much-anticipated addition to its 2017-2018 Season, which already includes an impressive line up of leading contemporary theatre titles. In addition to the five titles previously announced, ETC will present the regional premiere of Larry Parr's His Eye is on the Sparrow, the powerful, heartbreaking, and uplifting account of the legendary Ethel Waters, who overcame a spirit-breaking childhood and racial injustice to become a legendary jazz and blues singer, Broadway pioneer, and Oscar-nominated actress. Playing April 24-May 19, 2018, this musical biography will feature celebrated local actress and Ensemble Theatre veteran Torie Wiggins in the leading role, singing some of Waters's most famous songs, including 'Stormy Weather,' 'Black and Blue," and 'This Joint is Jumpin'.' Sharing the stage in telling Ms. Waters's remarkable story is pianist Scot Woolley. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly PerformancePaper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

East Lynne Theater Company to Launch Summer Season with WILL ROGERS' U.S.A.East Lynne Theater Company to Launch Summer Season with WILL ROGERS' U.S.A.
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The award-winning Equity professional East Lynne Theater Company is pleased to offer several evenings with Rogers, as portrayed by Tom Bryn, in 'Will Rogers' U.S.A.' This funny and smart show runs from June 14 through July 22, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8:30 p.m. (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with JERSEY BOYS Star Mark BallasPodcast: West of Broadway Chats with JERSEY BOYS Star Mark Ballas
by West of Broadway - May 30, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott and Will Armstrong sit down to discuss their very busy theater schedule before Will takes off to the Ahmanson Theater to sit down with the current Frankie Valli, Mark Ballas.  (more...)

Thomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTSThomas Williams, Holland Vavra to Lead All-Houston Cast in PIPPIN at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2017

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) introduces the fully Houston-based cast and creative team for the upcoming production of PIPPIN.   (more...)

Cady Huffman Tapped as Host for Fire Island Dance FestivalCady Huffman Tapped as Host for Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Two internationally acclaimed dance companies, a celebrated choreographer and a Tony Award-winning host have just been added to the already stellar lineup of Fire Island Dance Festival, which takes the stage July 14-16, 2017, in Fire Island, NY. (more...)

Brad Oscar Reunites with Cady Huffman to Host Tony Awards Viewing Party at Feinstein's/54 BelowBrad Oscar Reunites with Cady Huffman to Host Tony Awards Viewing Party at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Celebrate Broadway's biggest night with two of theatre's most beloved stars: two-time Tony Award nominee Brad Oscar and the previously announced Cady Huffman, his co-star from the original cast of the blockbuster musical The Producers. (more...)

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