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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron FasslerExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Author and Actor Ron Fassler
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 20, 2017

Imagine taking the proceeds from your paper route, training into NYC by yourself, and, for only $2, seeing the original 1776, COMPANY, FOLLIES, PIPPIN, and 196 other shows. And, at your tender age, writing a detailed review of what you just saw. Well, that's exactly what our guest Ron Fassler has done. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty ComdenExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Leans in with Jeanine Tesori and Betty Comden
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 15, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Leaning In with Jeanine Tesori & Betty Comden! (more...)

New Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton CenterNew Stars Announced for CABARET at Wharton Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company announced today casting for the Wharton Center engagement of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part IIExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse for Part II
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 13, 2017

The sun will come out today because the Tony Award winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie, and countless others, Charles Strouse is back to discuss his life after being anointed Broadway's Golden Boy (pun, intended). (more...)

BWW Review: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse - A Lavish, Luxurious Production Fit For Any Age!BWW Review: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse - A Lavish, Luxurious Production Fit For Any Age!
by Greer Firestone - Feb 9, 2017

This is not the CINDERELLA from our childhood. Wise people reconfigured the fantasy tale into a lavish contemporary production that coalesced with gorgeous and stunning technical aspects that make this a memorable theatrical experience for any age. (more...)

Casting Announced for CABARET at the Fabulous Fox TheatreCasting Announced for CABARET at the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Fabulous Fox Theatre announced today casting for the St. Louis premiere of the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award®-winning production ofCABARET.  (more...)

CABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and EmceeCABARET Tour Says 'Willkommen' to New Sally Bowles and Emcee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced new casting for the national tour of Sam Mendes (Spectre, American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET. (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

BWW Interview: Sarah Primmer of CINDERELLA at Palace TheaterBWW Interview: Sarah Primmer of CINDERELLA at Palace Theater
by Joseph Harrison - Feb 6, 2017

You may think you know the story of CINDERELLA, but when the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical plays at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, you might find yourself pleasantly surprised. This updated version which recently closed an award-winning debut on Broadway will take the stage in Waterbury for four performances February 24 - 26. Playing the evil stepmother, Madame, will be Connecticut native, Sarah Primmer. I had the pleasure of speaking with Sarah and learning about her experience with this magical musical. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles StrouseExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winning Composer Charles Strouse
by Behind the Curtain - Feb 5, 2017

Put on a happy face because the Tony Award winning composer of BYE BYE BIRDIE, APPLAUSE, ANNIE, and countless others, Charles Strouse, invites Rob and Kevin into his penthouse apartment for a two part interview about his life and career. (more...)

BWW Review: CABARET: Goosebumps and Goose-stepsBWW Review: CABARET: Goosebumps and Goose-steps
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 4, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company's North American tour of its award-winning CABARET revival is a stunning production that stands out in high relief to the theatrics playing in our nation's capital. Fifty years after the pre-Broadway Kander and Ebb musical tried out in Boston, the show still packs a punch. Randy Harrison is mesmerizing as the Emcee, eschewing any references to the powerhouse pair of actors who preceded him in the role. (more...)

BWW Preview: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse, 2/7-12BWW Preview: CINDERELLA at The Playhouse, 2/7-12
by Greer Firestone - Feb 3, 2017

CINDERELLA, written by Rodgers and Hammerstein, was created for a CBS TV premiere in 1957 and as a vehicle for Julie Andrews. The broadcast was viewed by more than 100 million people, my family being four of them. (more...)

William Ivey Long to be Presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Lucille Lortel AwardsWilliam Ivey Long to be Presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

The Off-Broadway League today announced details for the 2017 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 32nd Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 7, 2017 at NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts, beginning at 7:00pm EST. (more...)

NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!NFL Legend Eddie George Comes to Milwaukee in CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

The Touring company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO will welcome NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George making his touring Broadway debut in the role of "Billy Flynn." (more...)

BEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year AnniversaryBEHIND THE CURTAIN: BROADWAY'S LIVING LEGENDS Celebrates 1st Year Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Behind The Curtain: Broadway's Living Legends, the iTunes podcast dedicated to preserving the memories, wisdom, and anecdotes of Broadway's greatest artists, celebrates its first year anniversary on February 1st, 2017. (more...)

Willkommen! CABARET to Arrive at Fox Cities P.A.C. Next MonthWillkommen! CABARET to Arrive at Fox Cities P.A.C. Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Direct from Broadway, the musical masterpiece comes to the Fox Cities! As part of their 50th Anniversary Season, the critically acclaimed and award-winning Roundabout Theatre Company is proud to present the national tour of Sam Mendes (Skyfall , American Beauty) and Rob Marshall's (Into the Woods and Chicago, the films) Tony Award-winning production of CABARET, playing Feb. 28 through March 5 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center as part of the Kimberly-Clark Broadway Across America Series. (more...)

Ken Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting TomorrowKen Ludwig's Starry A COMEDY OF TENORS Guffaws at Paper Mill Playhouse Starting Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, presents the comedy by Ken Ludwig, A Comedy of Tenors, the hilarious sequel to the Tony Award-winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor. A friendly reminder that performances begin tomorrow, February 1, 2017 for a limited run through Sunday, February 26, 2017 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive) in Millburn, NJ. (more...)

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Waltz Into the Palace Theater This FebruaryRodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA to Waltz Into the Palace Theater This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of The King & I and The Sound of Music, will play the Palace Theater in Waterbury February 24 - 26 for four performances, including two matinees. (more...)

Japanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This SummerJapanese Star Ryoko Yonekura to Return to CHICAGO as 'Roxie' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

Producers of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago announced today that Japanese superstar Ryoko Yonekura will return to the Broadway production by popular demand in the role of 'Roxie Hart' for 11 performances only, July 3 to July 13, 2017. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: She's Gonna Be...Conway! SNL Goes Musical as it Spoofs Kellyanne Conway InterviewSTAGE TUBE: She's Gonna Be...Conway! SNL Goes Musical as it Spoofs Kellyanne Conway Interview
by Stage Tube - Jan 22, 2017

NBC's Saturday Night Live continues to tackle politics taking Trump campaign manager and advisor Kellyanne Conway's recent CNN interview and turning it into a Broadway-worthy CHICAGO musical number. Conway's interview begins with question dodging until she finally admits she's in it all for the celebrity. (more...)

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