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Ridgefield Playhouse to Present Lehar's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renee Fleming Live in HD Next MonthRidgefield Playhouse to Present Lehar's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renee Fleming Live in HD Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Watching an opera from the Met at The Ridgefield Playhouse when it is Live in HD is as exhilarating as it gets! (more...)

BWW Spotlight: Sneak Peek of Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn & Kelli O'Hara!BWW Spotlight: Sneak Peek of Metropolitan Opera's THE MERRY WIDOW with Renée Fleming, Nathan Gunn & Kelli O'Hara!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

Beginning New Year's Eve, Renée Fleming returns to the stage in her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman will make her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, which will also reunite Nathan Gunn (Danilo) and five-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara (Valencienne). The duo previously shared the stage in Carousel with the New York Philharmonic. (more...)

Playwright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie AwardsPlaywright Adam Bock, Chairman Michael Feingold & More to Serve as Judges for 60th Annual Obie Awards
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The American Theatre Wing and The Village Voice have announced the judges for the 60th Annual OBIE Awards. Longtime OBIE Administration Committee chairman Michael Feingold will be joined by playwright Adam Bock, orchestrator Bruce Coughlin, director Lear deBessonet, scenic designer Mimi Lien, critic David Rooney, Village Voice critic Tom Sellar, and director Liesl Tommy, to form the OBIE Awards judging panel. (more...)

NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18NYC-ARTS Goes Behind the Scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, 12/18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

The next edition of NYC-ARTS, THIRTEEN's weekly arts and culture multi-platform showcase for the tri-state area, will feature a rare glimpse behind the scenes of the Metropolitan Opera's new production of Franz Lehar's operetta The Merry Widow. Staged by five-time Tony Award-winning director and choreographer Susan Stroman, in her Metropolitan Opera debut, the segment will air on Thursday, December 18 at 8 p.m. on THIRTEEN, and will be available for streaming on NYC-ARTS.org. (more...)

Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31Renee Fleming to Star in the Met's New Production of THE MERRY WIDOW, Beginning 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Renée Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehár's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Nettles Poses for CHICAGO Promo ShootPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Jennifer Nettles Poses for CHICAGO Promo Shoot
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Jennifer Nettles, who just announced she will be making her Broadway debut as 'Roxie Hart' in CHICAGO, posted two photos from backstage at her photo shoot for the musical. Check out the sultry images below! (more...)

Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Anne L. Nathan & More Join Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU on Broadway!Montego Glover, Chip Zien, Anne L. Nathan & More Join Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

It Shoulda Been You producers Daryl Roth, Scott Landis, Jane Bergere and Jayne Baron Sherman announced today that Tony Award nominee Montego Glover (Memphis), Josh Grisetti (Peter and the Starcatcher), Michael X. Martin (The Bridges of Madison County), Anne L. Nathan (Once), Nick Spangler (Book of Mormon) and Chip Zien (Into the Woods) will join the cast of the new musical comedy, directed by David Hyde Pierce. They join previously announced stars Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Lisa Howard, and Edward Hibbert, forming a blissful marriage of theatrical luminaries. (more...)

James Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 GalaJames Earl Jones to be Honored at American Theatre Wing's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The American Theatre Wing is pleased to announce that its annual Gala, to be held on Monday, September 28, 2015 at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South), will honor legendary actor James Earl Jones. Mr. Jones is a two-time Tony Award winner, two-time Obie Award winner and alumnus of the American Theatre Wing Professional School. CeCe Black, Anki Leeds, and Marva Smalls will serve as Gala Chairs. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Nettles Announce Broadway Debut in CHICAGO Live on 'Today'VIDEO: Watch Jennifer Nettles Announce Broadway Debut in CHICAGO Live on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The singer shared the news live on this morning's TODAY on NBC. Watch the announcement below! (more...)

Grammy Winning Artist Jennifer Nettles to Make Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGOGrammy Winning Artist Jennifer Nettles to Make Broadway Debut as Roxie Hart in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

As announced this morning on NBC 'Today,' Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and international music superstar Jennifer Nettles will make her Broadway debut this February in the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical CHICAGO. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox Next MonthCINDERELLA National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Fabulous Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from January 20 - February 1. (more...)

John O'Hurley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO TonightJohn O'Hurley Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Tonight, December 8, the acclaimed Broadway revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back television star, author and recording artist John O'Hurley in the starring role of 'the silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom' Billy Flynn. (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in ManilaPhoto Coverage: CHICAGO Tour Performs Excerpts; Meets Press in Manila
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Dec 6, 2014

A day after CHICAGO the Musical's 1920s-themed opening night gala at The Theatre at Solaire Resort and Casino, members of the Philippine press were treated to a sneak peek at two of the most popular musical numbers from the musical, and were given a chance to chat with the principal members of the cast and creative team in a press call that followed shortly after. (more...)

John O'Hurley to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO Next WeekJohn O'Hurley to Return to Broadway's CHICAGO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

On Monday, December 8, the acclaimed Broadway revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO is pleased to welcome back television star, author and recording artist John O'Hurley in the starring role of 'the silver-tongued Prince of the Courtroom' Billy Flynn. (more...)

New Video Preview & Interview With Kelli O'Hara & Susan Stroman For THE MERRY WIDOW At The MetNew Video Preview & Interview With Kelli O'Hara & Susan Stroman For THE MERRY WIDOW At The Met
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 2, 2014

Kelli O'Hara goes from Broadway to the Met! (more...)

Pasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams Join Broadway's CHICAGO TonightPasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams Join Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

Tonight, December 1, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking musical Chicago welcomes two new leading players to the cellblock: German film and television star Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn and Broadway favorite NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Closes Today at the Kennedy CenterAhrens & Flaherty's LITTLE DANCER Closes Today at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater through today, November 30, 2014. (more...)

Meet Mr. Cellophane: Broadway's Jacob Keith WatsonMeet Mr. Cellophane: Broadway's Jacob Keith Watson
by Oliver Oliveros - Nov 30, 2014

On the day BroadwayWorld.com was scheduled to sit down with Broadway actor Jacob Keith Watson ('Violet'), who is on tour with 'Chicago'--bound for Manila next--New Orleans' The Times-Picayune has just showered him with praises for his latest stage role: Amos Hart, Roxie Hart's gullible, negligible husband. (more...)

Jeff McCarthy Completes Cast of CHICAGO in Manila; Meet the Full Cast!Jeff McCarthy Completes Cast of CHICAGO in Manila; Meet the Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2014

Broadway stalwart Jeff McCarthy joins the all-American cast of the Broadway musical CHICAGO, which is set to play Solaire Resort and Casino's The Theatre from next Wednesday, December 3, to Sunday, December 21. McCarthy will play the role of criminal lawyer Billy Flynn, alongside Bianca Marroquin's Roxie Hart, Terra C. MacLeod's Velma Kelly, Jacob Keith Watson's Amos Hart, Roz Ryan's Matron 'Mama' Morton, and C. Newcomer. (more...)

Pasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGOPasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

On Monday, December 1, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking musical CHICAGO welcomes two new leading players to the cellblock: German film and television star Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn and Broadway favorite NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

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