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La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casts/Creative Teams for THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and ETHER DOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the casts and creative teams for its upcoming productions of The Orphan of Zhao and Ether Dome. Tickets for both productions are available by calling Playhouse Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

Michael Park & Colin Hanlon to Lead Reading of New Musical 'CLINTON' Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

MICHAEL PARK (Three Penny Opera, How To Succeed) and COLIN HANLON (Modern Family, Rent) will lead the reading of Paul and Michael Hodge's production of the new musical comedy CLINTON THE MUSICAL on Friday, April 25th. This new play, directed by NYMF veteran Adam Arian (Fantasy Football, Arnie the Doughnut), with music direction by James Cunningham (White Christmas Nat'l Tour) is part of the NYMF 2014. Please visit www.nymf.org for tickets and info. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company's DRAGONS Celebrates Opening Night
by Jessica Gordon - Feb 03, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Dragons with Book, Lyrics and Music by Sheldon Harnick. Directed by Maggie Harrer, and with Music Direction by Beth Ertz, the cast features David Buskin, Ed Dixon, Danny Gardner, Katherine Henly, Mary Page Nance, Camille Palmisano, Laura O. Pfortmiller, Alan Schmuckler, Gordon Stanley, Marcus Stevens, Olga Talyn, Stephanie Umoh, Bray Wilkins, and William Youmans. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening below! (more...)

York Theatre Company's DRAGONS Begins Performances Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director) continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Dragons with Book, Lyrics and Music by Sheldon Harnick. (more...)

York Theatre Continues 'Musicals in Mufti' Series with DRAGONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Dragons with Book, Lyrics and Music by Sheldon Harnick. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast & Creative Team of York Theatre Company's DRAGONS!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with the musical Dragons featuring Book, Lyrics and Music by Sheldon Harnick. Directed by Maggie Harrer, and with Music Direction by Beth Ertz, the cast features David Buskin, Ed Dixon, Danny Gardner, Katherine Henly, Mary Page Nance, Camille Palmisano, Laura O. Pfortmiller, Alan Schmuckler, Gordon Stanley, Marcus Stevens, Olga Talyn, Stephanie Umoh, Bray Wilkins, and William Youmans. Meet the cast and creative team below! (more...)

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab Presents Tracy Sallows' CURIOUS & RARE at Snapple Theatre Center, 2/20
by Stephen Hanks - Jan 24, 2014

Manhattan Musical Theatre Lab's Co-Producing Artistic Directors Frank Evans and Stephen Hanks are proud to announce that the final production of the 2013-14 season from the not-for-profit musical theater development is CURIOUS & RARE, written by Broadway, film, and TV actress and playwright Tracy Sallows (who has also appeared in previous MMTL productions). The presentation will be on Thursday, February 20 at 6:30 PM at The Snapple Theatre Center on Broadway and 50th Street. 3rd Floor, Jerry Orbach Theatre. Reservations at 212-989-6706 or MusicalMondays@aol.com. Regular Admission: $18. Students/Seniors $13. (more...)

York Theatre to Continue 'Musicals in Mufti' Series with DRAGONS, 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

The York Theatre Company continues the Winter 2014 Musicals in Mufti Series Celebrating Sheldon Harnick with Dragons with Book, Lyrics and Music by Sheldon Harnick. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Ship Of Dreams! TITANIC Is Set To Sail Back To Broadway This Fall
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 17, 2014

Today we are celebrating a particularly epic and emotionally stirring Best Musical Tony Award winner just announced to be returning to the Great White Way later this year in a stripped-down, back-to-basics production - TITANIC! (more...)

My Top 20 Songs of 2013
by David Clarke - Dec 29, 2013

In 2013, I turned 28, which apparently is one of several years at the end of your 20s where basically your life hits the fan and sudden changes surround you. I looked around, and everyone else seemed so happy. Then, I breathed and realized that I have plenty to be happy about. In 2013 I became BroadwayWorld.com's official theatre recording critic and have been exposed to some incredible albums since accepting that title. Some I have loved; others I have not. Regardless of my feelings towards the albums themselves, these are the top 20 songs from 2013 I simply cannot get out of my mind. (more...)

Photo Flash: Michael Shannon, Jessica Hecht and Cast Celebrate Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 04, 2013

Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, opened on November 2 at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, Directed by Julie Taymor, Opens Tonight at Polonsky Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 02, 2013

Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, opens tonight, November 2, at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Cast of Dreams! Michael Cerveris, Brian d'Arcy James, Victoria Clark, Jill Paice & More Set to Lead MCP's TITANIC Concert
by BWW News Desk - Nov 01, 2013

Manhattan Concert Productions has just announced the full cast for the second installment of its Broadway Series, with a concert performance of, Titanic The Musical. This concert performance will feature almost all of the cast members from the original Tony Award winning Broadway production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Released for Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Polonsky Shakespeare Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 08, 2013

The artwork for Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, has just been released. Check it out below! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Sep 29, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 29, 2013 - Sunday, September 29, 2013. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set For Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2013

Ghostlight Records will celebrate their Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODY another special event this month. Green will host the concert Amanda Green and Friends at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street) tonight, September 29 at 6:00 PM to celebrate the album's release. Her special guests will include Keith Carradine, Allison Case, Jenn Colella, Van Hughes, Janet Krupin, Kathleen Monteleone, Jim Newman, Jacob Ming-Trent, Jon Rua and William Youmans. The singers will be backed by members of the original Broadway 'Pit Crew' for Hardbody, including Musical Director Matt Gallagher on piano, Skip Krevens on pedal steel, Shannon Ford on drums and Skip Ward on bass. (more...)

Montgomery, Mayes and Stritch, Amanda Green and HARDBODY Friends, and More Set for Birdland, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their superb line-up of exciting talent for tonight, September 23- 29, 2013. Birdland will kick-off their entrancing week of programming with the following acts: (more...)

Montgomery, Mayes and Stritch, Amanda Green and HARDBODY Friends, and More Set for Birdland, 9/23-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2013

Birdland Jazz Club has announced their superb line-up of exciting talent for September 23- 29, 2013. Birdland will kick-off their entrancing week of programming with the following acts. (more...)

Tickets to Julie Taymor's A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM at Polonsky Shakespeare Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2013

Single tickets go on sale today, September 13, for Theatre for a New Audience's inaugural production of A Midsummer Night's Dream, directed by multiple Tony Award-winner Julie Taymor with original music composed by Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning Elliot Goldenthal, at the Theatre's newly-named building, Polonsky Shakespeare Center, 262 Ashland Place between Lafayette Avenue and Fulton Street, Brooklyn. (more...)

HANDS ON A HARDBODY Cast and Creatives Set for Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2013

Ghostlight Records will celebrate their Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical HANDS ON A HARDBODYwith two special events in September. Amanda Green, the show's co-composer and lyricist and book writer Doug Wright, as well as several stars of the show, will appear at an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on the Upper East Side (150 East 86th Street, between Lexington and Third Avenues). The event will feature original Broadway cast members Keith Carradine, Keala Settle, Janet Krupin, Corey March, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Jim Newman, Connie Ray, Jon Rua and Dale Soules. The exclusive event will take place tonight, September 4 at 7:00 PM. Call (212) 369-2180 for details. (more...)

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