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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for March 9-15, Featuring Maureen McGovern, David Henry Hwang, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Cast of Side Show: Added Attractions; Maureen McGovern: Celebrating Women Singer/Songwriters at 54 Below; Columbia University Songbook featuring David Henry Hwang & More; A Sophisticated Ladies Reunion at 54 Below; and 54 Sings A Man of No Importance. (more...)

New Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of SOUND OF MUSIC, 'BRIDGES', 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' and 'TITANIC' Set for the Ahmanson's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Four Tony Award-winning musicals will be presented in Center Theatre Group's 2015-2016 season at the Ahmanson Theatre of the Music Center of Los Angeles, it was announced today by CTG Artistic Director Michael Ritchie. (more...)

DePaul University to Present THE DAY JOHN HENRY CAME TO SCHOOL, 4/7-5/16DePaul University to Present THE DAY JOHN HENRY CAME TO SCHOOL, 4/7-5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present The Day John Henry Came to School by Eric Pfeffinger, directed by Ernie Nolan, as the final production of the 2014-2015 Chicago Playworks for Families and Young Audiences season. This production opens April 7, 2015 and runs through May 16, 2015, at DePaul's historic Merle Reskin Theatre. Performances are Tuesdays and Thursdays at 10 AM, and Saturdays 2 PM. Special Friday performances (10 AM) will occur on April 24 and May 1. A Sunday performance will be held on April 12 (2 PM). (more...)

Broadway In New Orleans' 2015-16 Season to Include CABARET, KINKY BOOTS & MoreBroadway In New Orleans' 2015-16 Season to Include CABARET, KINKY BOOTS & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans today announces the lineup of Broadway's biggest hits for the 2015 - 2016 season, at the historic Saenger Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: J. Harrison Ghee of KINKY BOOTS National TourBWW Interviews: J. Harrison Ghee of KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Mar 6, 2015

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from March 10th-15th is the national touring production of the Tony Award-Winning hit Broadway musical Kinky Boots starring North Carolina native J. Harrison Ghee as Lola, a role originated on Broadway by Tony Award-Winner Billy Porter. (more...)

Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Lead World Premiere of Josephine Baker Musical at Asolo Rep in 2016Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Lead World Premiere of Josephine Baker Musical at Asolo Rep in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

On Friday, March 6, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre proudly announced that it will present the world premiere of JOSEPHINE, an original Broadway-bound musical, in April and May 2016. Previews for JOSEPHINE begin April 27, press night is Friday, May 6 at 8pm, and the musical runs through Sunday, May 29. Chronicling a dynamic chapter in the life of the legendary African-American performer Josephine Baker, from 1939-1945, this exquisite new musical stars Grammy nominated, multi-talented, multi-platinum selling recording artist Deborah Cox, who recently provided the vocals for the Whitney Houston Lifetime movie: Whitney. Ms. Cox starred on Broadway in the title role of Aida and as the female lead in the recent revival of Jekyll & Hyde. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 BelowSIDE SHOW Recording Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart; 3/9 Concert Set for 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The all-new original Broadway cast recording of Side Show debuted this week at #1 on Billboard's Cast Albums Chart. (more...)

ALADDIN Star & Tony Winner James Iglehart Heads to 54 Below, 5/4ALADDIN Star & Tony Winner James Iglehart Heads to 54 Below, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

James Monroe Iglehart makes his 54 Below debut with How the Heck Did I Get Here? on Monday, May 4th at 7 pm. (more...)

Aaron Ramey, Jenna Leigh Green & More Will Take Part in LET'S DUET! at 54 BelowAaron Ramey, Jenna Leigh Green & More Will Take Part in LET'S DUET! at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Aaron Ramey, Jenna Leigh Green, Ashley Loren and Brian Charles Rooney in "Let's Duet!' on Thursday, March 12 at 9:30pm. Let's Duet! will be a fantastic evening celebrating the myriad fantastic ways that two voices have been brought together with powerful and moving melodies. You'll hear songs from Sondheim, The Secret Garden, and Aida, as well as new composers and favorites from radio and film! (more...)

First-Ever Autism-Friendly Performance of ALADDIN Set for This SundayFirst-Ever Autism-Friendly Performance of ALADDIN Set for This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

This Sunday March 8, 1:00pm matinee performance of Disney's Tony Award-winning musical, Aladdin at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) completes the fourth season of autism-friendly performances presented by TDF's Autism Theatre Initiative (ATI). The other autism-friendly performances of Broadway shows presented this past season have been The Lion King, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time and Matilda. (more...)

Jennifer Damiano and Devin Ilaw Join Columbia University Songbook at 54 Below, 3/10Jennifer Damiano and Devin Ilaw Join Columbia University Songbook at 54 Below, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Columbia University Songbook on Tuesday, March 10th at 9:30pm. Columbia University Songbook is dedicated to showcasing material created by past and present musical theatre luminaries who have been affiliated with Columbia University throughout the years. (more...)

WICKED Announces $25 Ticket Lottery; Runs 3/11-29 at the Arsht CenterWICKED Announces $25 Ticket Lottery; Runs 3/11-29 at the Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County with performances starting Wednesday, March 11 through Sunday, March 29. (more...)

Judith Light, Thomas Schumacher & More to Serve as Judges for Tony Awards' First Theatre Education AwardJudith Light, Thomas Schumacher & More to Serve as Judges for Tony Awards' First Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the panel of esteemed judges for the inaugural 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award.' (more...)

On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13On Site Opera to Launch 'The Figaro Project' with THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, 6/9-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. (more...)

On Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHEROn Site Opera Launches THE FIGARO PROJECT With THE BARBER OF SEVILLE, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO AND THE GUILTY MOTHER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

On Site Opera has garnered considerable acclaim for its immersive, site-specific productions since stage director Eric Einhorn founded it just three years ago. This summer, the company kicks off its most ambitious undertaking to date:The Figaro Project. On Site Opera will offer lesser-known operatic adaptations of French playwright Pierre-Augustin Caron de Beaumarchais' (1732-1799) famed trilogy of Figaro plays: The Barber of Seville (1775), The Marriage of Figaro (1784) and The Guilty Mother(1792). The Figaro Project will reacquaint audiences with their favorite Beaumarchais' characters in new and unexpected ways in non-traditional venues across New York City. (more...)

MADAM BUTTERFLY Celebrates 100th Performance at Royal Albert HallMADAM BUTTERFLY Celebrates 100th Performance at Royal Albert Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The cast and company of Madam Butterfly at the Royal Albert Hall, produced by Raymond Gubbay with the Royal Albert Hall, will tonight celebrated the production's 100th performance in the venue. The current revival runs until Sunday 15 March. (more...)

Iain Lauchlan, Saturday Night Bee Gees & More Coming to Belgrade This MonthIain Lauchlan, Saturday Night Bee Gees & More Coming to Belgrade This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Old-school ska, West End splendour, laugh-out-loud comedy, timeless storytelling - these are just a few of the highlights audiences can look forward to this month at the Belgrade, with a series of one-night events guaranteed to put a spring in your step this March. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial Opera House in addition to numerous concerts, recitals, workshops and community engagement events attracting more than 271,954 individuals. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Heather Headley and Deanna Dunagan to Headline SO BEAUTIFUL! at Marriott Theatre This SpringJessie Mueller, Heather Headley and Deanna Dunagan to Headline SO BEAUTIFUL! at Marriott Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Sarah Siddons Society's Artistic Director, Dominic Missimi, announced plans to bestow on Jessie Mueller the organization's prestigious Actress of the Year Award. Ms. Mueller won a Tony award in 2014 for her performance as Carole King in BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. The tribute, entitled SO BEAUTIFUL!, will take place on Monday, April 27, 7:30 pm at the Marriott Theatre in Lincolnshire. (more...)

Joshua Warr to Debut New Show at 54 Below Next MonthJoshua Warr to Debut New Show at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

54 BELOW will debut a new show from celebrated actor and singer JOSHUA WARR on Friday, April 10 at 9:30 PM. Fresh off his recent appearances on FX TV drama's "The Americans" and Logo TV's "Hunting Season," the triple-threat will premiere "Love & Warr" - a candid, irreverent and entertaining evening sharing his thoughts on a certain 4-Letter Word. (more...)

Tony Danza and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Set for This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONSTony Danza and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Set for This Week's BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

This Thursday, March 5th, Broadway Sessions welcomes Tony Danza and cast members from Honeymoon in Vegas and more. (more...)

VIDEO: ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed Share What They've Learned About LoveVIDEO: ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs & Courtney Reed Share What They've Learned About Love
by Stage Tube - Mar 2, 2015

Adam Jacobs and Courtney Reed, the stars of ALADDIN on Broadway sharewhat they've learned from playing Broadway's most romantic couple in this all-new video titled 'You Can't Wish for Love.' (more...)

Women's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins TonightWomen's Project Theater's THE UNDENIABLE SOUND OF RIGHT NOW Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and Women's Project Theater present the world premiere of The Undeniable Sound of Right Now, written by Laura Eason (S e x with Strangers,'House of Cards') and directed by Kirsten Kelly (Slipping), beginning tonight, March 19 at 7pm at Rattlestick Playwrights Theater, 224 Waverly Place, west of Seventh Avenue South. Opening night is set for Thursday, April 2 at 7pm. The production is set to run through Saturday, May 2. (more...)

BWW Interview: Galen J. Williams, Swing for MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Galen J. Williams, Swing for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 18, 2015

When I was asked to interview a cast member of "MOTOWN THE MUSICAL" currently on tour, I chose Galen J. Williams. I had two reasons. The first is that I had previously seen him performing in a Broadway Dreams Foundation show in Los Angeles and found him to be a captivating performer. The second is that I am intrigued by the demands of a swing. So I called Galen and spoke with him about MOTOWN and swings and Broadway dreaming. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate The Hartt School This WeekBROADWAY SESSIONS to Celebrate The Hartt School This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

.This Thursday, March 19th, Broadway Sessions welcomes 2015 Musical Theater graduates and alums from The Hartt School and more (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 4/24-5/3Fiddlehead Theatre to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 4/24-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Fiddlehead Theatre Company, the Resident Theatre Company of the historic Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA), ends their 2014-2015 season with the Tony-Award winning rock opera Jesus Christ Superstar, directed and costumed by Fiddlehead's Associate Producing Artistic Director Stacey Stephens, from April 24-May 3, 2015. Loosely based on the Gospels' accounts of the last week of Jesus' life, Jesus Christ Superstar is a timeless work set against the backdrop of extraordinary and universally-known series of events. Fiddlehead takes on a modern interpretation of this centuries-old story, creating a musical experience that resonates in today's society. Performance tickets for Jesus Christ Superstar are $25-$45 each, special discounts available for Seniors, Students and Dorchester residents. Discounts for groups of 15 or more. Tickets may be purchased by calling the box office at 617-229-6494 or online at www.fiddleheadtheatre.com. (more...)

Jessie Mueller & Broadway All-Star Chorus to Perform Family Concert at Carnegie HallJessie Mueller & Broadway All-Star Chorus to Perform Family Concert at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. (more...)

Zeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to IllnessZeljko Lucic Withdraws from the Met's CAVALLERIA RUSTICANA and AIDA Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Željko Lucic has withdrawn from his spring Met engagements due to illness. In his place, George Gagnidze will sing Alfio in the new production of Mascagni's Cavalleria Rusticana. Gagnidze, who will also sing Tonio in Pagliacci as originally scheduled, will join Marcelo Álvarez in performing in both halves of the evening's double bill; Álvarez sings both Turiddu in Cavalleria Rusticana and Canio in Pagliacci. (more...)

THE BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS Channels Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, P!NK and More at 54 Below TonightTHE BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS Channels Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, P!NK and More at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Broadway Sings concert series comes to 54 Below for its first 'Best Of Broadway Sings' concert, which will feature showstoppers from the series' previous seven concerts. Some of Broadway's brightest, current talents will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of seven pop superstars: Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and P!NK. Over 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by an 8-piece jazz band playing unique, original orchestrations created for the acclaimed series. (more...)

Collegiate Chorale to Perform US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7Collegiate Chorale to Perform US Premiere of THE ROAD OF PROMISE, 5/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale concludes its 2014-2015 season with the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or the Box Office at 57th and Seventh. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/the-road-of-promise. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

Next Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening TonightNext Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Mar 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opens tonight, March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. This is a limited engagement through July 5, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch interviews with the cast (who celebrated their originally planned opening on March 12) below! (more...)

UPDATE: More Performers Set to Join Lena Hall and Jay Armstrong Johnson for THE BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS at 54 BelowUPDATE: More Performers Set to Join Lena Hall and Jay Armstrong Johnson for THE BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

The Broadway Sings concert series comes to 54 Below for its first 'Best Of Broadway Sings' concert, which will feature showstoppers from the series' previous seven concerts. Some of Broadway's brightest, current talents will sing completely new arrangements of the hits of seven pop superstars: Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, Amy Winehouse, Justin Timberlake, and P!NK. Over 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by an 8-piece jazz band playing unique, original orchestrations created for the acclaimed series. (more...)

Photos: Fifteen Shades of Green - Celebrating the Women of WICKED's Emerald City Tour After 10 Years on the RoadPhotos: Fifteen Shades of Green - Celebrating the Women of WICKED's Emerald City Tour After 10 Years on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

To celebrate the show's ten years on the road and the fifteen ladies that have taken on 'Defying Gravity' in the Emerald City cast, we bring you a roundup of all of the Elphabas, from Stephanie J. Block to Jennifer DiNoia! (more...)

IL TRITTICO to Launch Opera Holland Park's 2015 Season; Lineup AnnouncedIL TRITTICO to Launch Opera Holland Park's 2015 Season; Lineup Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Opera Holland Park is one of the most popular and highly-acclaimed events in London's musical calendar and their 19th season includes a mixture of five new productions and revivals in 36 main-stage public performances. The City of London Sinfonia will accompany all these productions for their 12th year as house orchestra. A particular highlight is the first-ever professional London performance of Jonathan Dove's contemporary opera Flight. THe season runs Tuesday 2nd June - Saturday 1st August 2015. (more...)

QPAC to Open Exhibition Celebrating 30th AnniversaryQPAC to Open Exhibition Celebrating 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

As part of the Queensland Performing Arts Centre's (QPAC's) 30th Anniversary a FREE exhibition celebrating 30 years of the Centre will open on 24 March and run until 26 September 2015 in QPAC's Tony Gould Gallery. (more...)

Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 4/15Egyptian Classical Pianist Mohamed Shams to Perform at Carnegie Hall, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Egyptian classical pianist Mohamed Shams returns to New York at 8pm on Wed., April 15 for his solo debut at Weill Recital Hall/Carnegie Hall, with a diverse program of works including Mendelssohn, Ravel, E. Carter, Liszt, and Egyptian composer Gamal Abdel Rahim. (more...)

Broadway Sessions to Welcome MSU Graduates & Alums TomorrowBroadway Sessions to Welcome MSU Graduates & Alums Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, March 12th, Broadway Sessions welcomes 2015 Musical Theater graduates and alums from Michigan State University and more (more...)

Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16Opera San Jose to Host Irene Dalis Memorial Concert, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Opera San José is hosting a memorial concert for its former general director and founder, Irene Dalis, at the California Theatre on May 16, 2015 at 8 p.m. The concert will feature arias and ensembles performed by over 20 current and former members of Opera San José's resident company, accompanied by the Opera San José Orchestra and Chorus. (more...)

Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

HOUSTON (March 9, 2015) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists on March 20-22 in Verdi's Requiem, a towering masterpiece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi featuring dramatic operatic moments, brilliant symphonic writing and virtuosic solo performances. (more...)

New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next WeekNew Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. (more...)

Original Stars of Disney's ALADDIN Will Remain on Broadway Into 2016Original Stars of Disney's ALADDIN Will Remain on Broadway Into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, is pleased to announce that original stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) have extended their contracts with the production through February 21, 2016. The four actors have led the 'sublime' (NY1) Aladdin company since its pilot production at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre in the summer of 2011 and garnered critical acclaim when the Broadway production opened on March 20, 2014. (more...)

AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGE Returns to PBS, 4/24AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGE Returns to PBS, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Ballroom is back! AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGE returns on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm ET on PBS. Hosted by former U.S dance champions Mary Murphy and Tony Meredith, the series features three one-hour episodes of super-heated competition and gravity-defying exhibitions, shot at the world's largest ballroom dancing competition in Columbus, Ohio. Broadcast in stunning high-definition, AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGE once again takes viewers onto the dance floor and behind the scenes as 25 world-class couples compete for the ultimate dance title: “America's Best.” (more...)

Met Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next WeekMet Opera's Artistic Director Lucine Amara to Celebrate 90th Birthday Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Met Opera luminary Lucine Amara, Artistic Director of the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera, celebrates a milestone on March 1: her 90th birthday and over 70 years performing on the stage. (more...)

Mary Murphy & Tony Meredith Host Returning PBS Series AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGEMary Murphy & Tony Meredith Host Returning PBS Series AMERICA'S BALLROOM CHALLENGE
by TV News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

2015 ?Ballroom is back! AMERICA?S BALLROOM CHALLENGE returns on Friday, April 24, 2015 at 9:00 pm ET on PBS. (more...)

Hot Ticket - Deborah Voigt's NY Premiere of VOIGT LESSONS, Thursday 2/26Hot Ticket - Deborah Voigt's NY Premiere of VOIGT LESSONS, Thursday 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

92Y presents the New York City premiere of Voigt Lessons, starring internationally beloved opera starDeborah Voigt, on Thursday, February 26. In this one-woman show – co-created with Tony® Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and acclaimed opera and theater director Francesca Zambello – Voigt performs arias, pop songs, standards and spirituals of deep personal significance, along with anecdotes and backstage stories describing her astonishing rise to operatic heights, despite her private challenges. Voigt Lessons, an evening imbued with Voigt's trademark warmth, candor and sense of humor, premiered at Glimmerglass in 2011 to rave reviews. The New York Times hailed it as “chatty, witty, and sometimes painfully poignant,” andToronto's Globe and Mail called it “an absolute gem.” (more...)

Tickets to WICKED at ASU Gammage on Sale 3/30Tickets to WICKED at ASU Gammage on Sale 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2012, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to Tempe's ASU Gammage. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Monday, March 30 at 10 a.m. at the ASU Gammage Box Office and at asugamamge.com. Ticket prices start at $34. WICKED runs August 26-October 4. (more...)

FLAGSTAD - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28FLAGSTAD - TRIUMPH AND TRAGEDY to Play Scandinavia House, 2/26-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Bjorn Simensen, director, Kirsten Flagstad Festival Scandinavia House: The Nordic Center in America presents Flagstad - Triumph and Tragedy, an intimate portrait of the world famous Norwegian soprano Kirsten Flagstad (1895-1962), regarded by many as the voice of the century. The new play one-woman play, which will be performed here in English, was written and directed by Norwegian playwright Einar Bjorge, and stars renowned Norwegian actress Nina Bendiksen. (more...)

Alliance Theatre to Premiere Phillip DePoy's EDWARD FOOTE This SpringAlliance Theatre to Premiere Phillip DePoy's EDWARD FOOTE This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

The Alliance Theatre is pleased to present the world premiere production, EDWARD FOOTE, by award-winning Atlanta playwright and author Phillip DePoy. EDWARD FOOTE, a Gothic murder mystery set to haunting Appalachian folk song, will premiere on the Hertz Stage March 27 - April 19, 2015. Opening night is April 1, 2015. (more...)

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA with Saycon Sengbloh Set for TonightMarty Thomas Presents DIVA with Saycon Sengbloh Set for Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The weekly cast includes Lisa Ramey (Irving Berlins' White Christmas), Samia Mounts and Marissa Rosen (My Big Gay Italian Wedding). Tonights theme is ADELE! (more...)

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