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DREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces Release Date For Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Following celebrated wins at the 2017 Olivier Awards this week: Best Actress in a Musical for Amber Riley (Effie White); and Best Actor in a Supporting Role in a Musical for Adam J Bernard (Jimmy Early), Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to confirm that the highly anticipated Dreamgirls Original London Cast Recording will be released by Sony Masterworks Broadway on Friday 12 May 2017 via Amazon, iTunes, and all usual channels.  (more...)

Asmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell RobinsonAsmeret Ghebremichael Joins DREAMGIRLS as Lorrell Robinson
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that Asmeret Ghebremichael has joined the company of Dreamgirls to perform the role of Lorrell Robinson. She began performances this week. (more...)

Raul Castillo, Billy Crudup, Nancy Giles and More to Star in Plays by 10-Year-Olds in ALL TOGETHER NOWRaul Castillo, Billy Crudup, Nancy Giles and More to Star in Plays by 10-Year-Olds in ALL TOGETHER NOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by the Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen menses - 9- and 10-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education - writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time.  (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast RecordingDREAMGIRLS Announces the Release of Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to announce that the highly anticipated Original London Cast Recording of the new, hit West End musical Dreamgirls, will be released on Sony Classical mid-April and is available to pre-order today via Amazon. (more...)

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD and BRAIN CANDY Headed to NJPAC This WeekendA YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD and BRAIN CANDY Headed to NJPAC This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey presents A Year with Frog & Toad on Saturday, February 25, 2017 2:00 PM and Brain Candy Live! Starring Adam Savage & Michael Stevens on Sunday, February 26, 2017 3:00 PM at NJPAC. (more...)

PEPPA PIG, FROG & TOAD, BRAIN CANDY and More Among 2017 Kids Lineup at NJPACPEPPA PIG, FROG & TOAD, BRAIN CANDY and More Among 2017 Kids Lineup at NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, New Jersey announces kid shows at NJPAC. (more...)

A YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD to Hop Into NJPAC This FebruaryA YEAR WITH FROG & TOAD to Hop Into NJPAC This February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2017

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents A Year with Frog & Toad by the Wally Jones and Casa Mańana Theatre. (more...)

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Tony-Nominated A YEAR FROG AND TOADBMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Tony-Nominated A YEAR FROG AND TOAD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2016-2017 Family Series Season: A Year with Frog and Toad, on Sunday, February 26 at 1:30PM. A Year with Frog and Toad is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.   (more...)

BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'BWW Interview: Marisha Wallace Is Living The DREAM-GIRL in The West End's 'DreamGirls'
by Christopher Castanho - Jan 23, 2017

When scheduling an interview with Broadway and now West End star: Marisha Wallace, I was quickly reminded that London is five hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time, so when we found an appointment that was congruently free; it was a little early for me... Flash forward to a 7am interview that started my day on the highest of notes: Marisha's bubbly and down to earth personality drew me in the first moment I saw her perform in the hit musical 'Something Rotten!' (more...)

Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?Will Amber Riley-Led DREAMGIRLS Land on Broadway Next Season?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Effie might indeed be going... to Broadway. According to the New York Post, London producer Sonia Friedman is already looking for a Broadway Theater to transfer the West End production, which has been bringing audiences to their feet nightly. (more...)

Amber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia DiagnosisAmber Riley Forced to Sit Out DREAMGIRLS Following Pneumonia Diagnosis
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Producers of the West End revival of DREAMGIRLS turned to Twitter today to announce that Amber Riley, who has missed the last several performances of the show, has been diagnosed with pneumonia. (more...)

BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!BWW TV: It's Only the Beginning - Watch Highlights from DREAMGIRLS, Starring Amber Riley, in London!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. Below, watch highlights just in time for this evening's premiere, plus click here for a new batch of production shots! (more...)

Photo Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West EndPhoto Flash: Got to Be Good Times! New Shots from DREAMGIRLS, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

The long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls opens tonight, Wednesday 14 December at the Savoy Theatre in London, 35 years after originally opening on Broadway. To coincide with this evening's premiere, Sonia Friedman Productions just released brand new production shots for the show, which has been in preview performances since 19 November. Check them out below! (more...)

Sue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-OldsSue Jean Kim, Omar Metwally, Stephen O'Reilly Perform Plays by Hell's Kitchen 9 and 10-Year-Olds
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

The 52nd Street Project makes a difference in the lives of countless Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. Perhaps the most poignant presentations made by The 52nd Street Project are those in its semi-annual Playmaking series, which features the Project's youngest Hell's Kitchen mentees-nine- and ten-year-olds who have just begun their theatrical education-writing for accomplished professional actors and revealing their work to a public audience for the first time. Accomplished professional actors including Sue Jean Kim (theater: Aubergine; film: Maggie's Plan, Bachelorette), Omar Metwally (film: Twilight: Breaking Dawn II, Rendition; TV: "The Affair," "Mr. Robot"), Stephen O'Reilly ("Inside Amy Schumer," "Orange is the New Black," "Girls"), Annie Purcell (The Coast of Utopia, Awake & Sing) and others will perform in Infinity and Beyond: The Ultimate Plays, the Project's Fall 2016 Playmaking show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLSPhoto Flash: First Look at Production Photos from West End's DREAMGIRLS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions has today released brand new production photography for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  (more...)

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Pushcart Players' A SEASON OF MIRACLES: HOLIDAY TALESBMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center Presents Pushcart Players' A SEASON OF MIRACLES: HOLIDAY TALES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center, the longest operating performance venue in lower Manhattan, proudly presents the next event in the 2016-2017 Family Series Season: A Season of Miracles: Holiday Tales, on Saturday, December 10 at 1:30PM. A Season of Miracles is part of BMCC Tribeca Performing Arts Center's 2016-2017 Family Theater Season, featuring plays, musicals, puppetry, concerts and dance for all ages.   (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Outcry Youth Theatre's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOADPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Outcry Youth Theatre's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

A Year with Frog and Toad, with ?Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale, Music by Robert Reale, Based on the books by Arnold Lobel, is coming to Outcry Youth Theatre, running November 10 - 18, 2016 at the Studio Theatre, Addison Theatre Centre, ?15650 Addison Rd., Addison, TX  75001. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Stars of Outcry Youth Theatre's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOADPhoto Flash: Meet the Stars of Outcry Youth Theatre's A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

A Year with Frog and Toad, with ?Book and Lyrics by Willie Reale, Music by Robert Reale, Based on the books by Arnold Lobel, is coming to Outcry Youth Theatre, running November 10 - 18, 2016 at the Studio Theatre, Addison Theatre Centre, ?15650 Addison Rd., Addison, TX  75001. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!DREAMGIRLS Starring Amber Riley Extends in London; Announces Lottery!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Sonia Friedman Productions is delighted to release more tickets for the long-awaited UK premiere of Dreamgirls.  With the first few weeks selling out fast, the new booking period will extend performances at the Savoy Theatre until 6 May 2017. These tickets will go on sale at 10am on Friday 14 October 2016. (more...)

Arden Children's Theatre Presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOADArden Children's Theatre Presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Arden Theatre Company presents A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD with music by Robert Reale and book and lyrics by Willie Reale. Whit MacLaughlin directs. Based on the beloved Frog and Toad children's stories written and illustrated by Arnold Lobel, A YEAR WITH FROG AND TOAD is the first of two Children's Theatre offerings during the 2016/17 Season. It runs from November 23, 2016 - January 29, 2017, on the Arden's F. Otto Haas stage at 40 N. 2nd Street in Philadelphia. (more...)

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