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Harlem School of the Arts Presents Disney's THE LION KING KIDS/JR., Now thru 6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

For over nine months, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has worked with Disney Theatrical Group to develop adaptations of Disney's musical The Lion King for young performers. Aubrey Lynch is an original cast member and former associate producer of the Broadway production, and he has been overseeing HAS's workshop presentations of Disney Theatrical Group's newest in-development musical for young people. This process has become a vehicle for HSA to further its mission and develop a fifth discipline, musical theatre. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Lee Siegel and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Tonight, May 31st, Broadway Sessions welcomes Lee Siegel, Carly Sakolove and Alexis Smith to The Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/30- Idina Menzel
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2012

Happy Birthday, Idina Menzel! Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. Menzel recently reprised her role on "Glee," FOX's smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel's biological mother. Additional theatre credits include: Aida, The Wild Party, See What I Wanna See, and more! (more...)

Elton John to Perform on ABC's CONCERT FOR THE QUEEN, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

ABC has the exclusive American broadcast rights to CONCERT FOR THE QUEEN: A Diamond Jubilee Celebration,' which features a veritable who's who of the music world, including Sir Elton John, Sir Paul McCartney, Sir Tom Jones, Annie Lennox, Kylie Minogue and Stevie Wonder. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR's Lee Siegel and More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS, 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2012

This Thursday, May 31st, Broadway Sessions welcomes Lee Siegel, Carly Sakolove and Alexis Smith to The Laurie Beechman Theater. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy Joins Upright Cabaret's VIVA LAS VEGAS, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Chris Isaacson has announced that Upright Cabaret's AMERICAN ICON Series ends another stunning season with VIVA LAS VEGAS - a presentation of personality and pop that honors the flashiest performers of all time: Elvis, Cher and Elton John. Joining the group of all-star performers will be Patrick Cassidy. (more...)

Daniel Berryman, Aaron C. Finley, Naomi Morgan & More to Star in 5th Avenue Theatre's RENT, 7/21-8/19
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

It's a brand new season of love this summer when The 5th Avenue Theatre brings a bold and innovative production of RENT to the stage. Fresh from his smash success with First Date, Bill Berry directs this electrifying new staging of Jonathan Larson's modern rock-opera classic. A cast of Seattle's young rising theater stars, featuring Daniel Berryman, Aaron C. Finley, Naomi Morgan, Jerick Hoffer, Ryah Nixon, and Andi Alhadeff will take center stage, belting hits including "La Vie Boheme," "Take Me or Leave Me," "One Song Glory," and "Rent." Based on the Puccini opera La boheme, the hit musical premiered in 1996 to instant acclaim, and swept a host of theater awards - the Tony, the Obie, and the Pulitzer. (more...)

Music-Theatre Group Features Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

Music-Theatre Group has announced a special interview with Diane Paulus and Randy Weiner, to be moderated by Thomas Schumacher (Producer and President, Disney Theatrical Group) on Thursday, June 7th at the Dimenna Center for Classical Music (450 W. 37th Street between 9th and 10th) at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Update: Elton John 'Doing Well' After Serious Infection
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

ETOnline.com reports that superstar Elton John is recovering at home after suffering from 'a serious respiratory infection' that forced him to cancel several of his upcoming Las Vegas performances. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs, Idina Menzel & Steven Pasquale Visit CLYBOURNE PARK
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2012

Last night, May 23, Clybourne Park received a special visit from Broadway vets Idina Menzel, husband Taye Diggs, and Steven Pasquale, who visited the company backstage following the show. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the photo op and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

WICKED in Dayton to Offer $25 Lottery Tickets
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center with performances from May 30 - June 24. Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Ticket Center Stage Box Office, located in the Wintergarden of the Schuster Center, will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only. This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person. Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form, if chosen, when purchasing tickets. (more...)

Elton John Hospitalized With Serious Infection
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

CNN.com reports that superstar Elton John was hospitalized Wednesday, May 23 in Los Angeles with a serious respiratory infection. The 65-year-old entertainer became ill last weekend during a performance of his 'Million Dollar Piano' show at Las Vegas' Caesars Palace. (more...)

WICKED Opens in Sacramento Tonight, May 23 - Starring Nicole Parker and Alli Mauzey
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

The Sacramento engagement of WICKED begins performances tonight, May 23 and runs through June 17 at Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street. The Sacramento engagement of WICKED features Nicole Parker as Elphaba, Alli Mauzey as Glinda, Liz McCartney as Madame Morrible, PJ Benjamin as The Wizard and Justin Brill as Boq. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Constantine Maroulis and Kris Allen Talk AMERICAN IDOL Finale Week
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2012

Check out a special edition of Broadway-bound Constantine Maroulis'Unofficial Idol Forum' on Fuse, featuring Season 8 winner Kris Allen, who has just released his new album, 'Thank You Camellia.' Watch the video below for the pair's take on the AMERICAN IDOL finale. (more...)

ONCE Cast to Perform on WNYC┬'s 'Soundcheck,' 5/25
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

The cast of the Tony nominated Best Musical, ONCE will perform live on WNYC's "Soundcheck" Friday, May 25. "Soundcheck" can be heard locally at 2PM and 10PM EST on 93.9FM. The production opened to raves on Sunday, March 18, 2012 and currently plays on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). (more...)

Carley Stenson Takes Over Princess Fiona Role in SHREK Tonight, May 23
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2012

Carley Stenson's first performance in the role of Princes Fiona in SHREK THE MUSICAL at Theatre Royal, Drury Lane, is tonight, May 23. She takes over for Kimberley Walsh. SHREK THE MUSICAL also stars Dean Chisnall as Shrek, Richard Blackwood as Donkey and Neil McDermott as Lord Farquaad. (more...)

Ethan Hawke to Direct and Star in Jonathan Marc Sherman's CLIVE at New Group in 2013!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Off-Broadway's The New Group has just announced its 2012-2013 season, featuring three world premiere productions. As the season launch in Fall 2012, Scott Elliott, Artistic Director of The New Group, directs Francine Volpe's The Good Mother, featuring Gretchen Mol. Jonathan Marc Sherman's new work Clive arrives in Winter 2013, directed by and featuring Ethan Hawke in the title role. Spring 2013 ushers in the premiere of a new musical at The New Group, Bunty Berman Presents..., by Ayub Khan Din (music, book, lyrics) and Paul Bogaev (music), directed by Scott Elliott. (more...)

Tuacahn to Present MARY POPPINS in 2013
by Tyler Hinton - May 22, 2012

Tuacahn Amphitheatre has announced that it has been granted the rights by Disney Theatrical Group to produce Mary Poppins in 2013. (more...)

WICKED Comes To Sacramento Tonight, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

WICKED, the musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Godspell, Pippin, Academy Award winner for Pocahontas and The Prince of Egypt) and book by Winnie Holzman ('My So Called Life,' 'Once And Again' and 'thirtysomething') based on the best-selling 1995 novel by Gregory Maguire, makes Sacramento premiere starting tonight, May 23, 2012, for a four week run ending June 17, 2012, as part of the 2011-12 Broadway Sacramento season presented by California Musical Theatre at the Community Center Theatre. (more...)

Joshua Benevento and Jacqueline Thompson Headline Enrico Caruso Room Tonight, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2012

Tenor Joshua Benevento, who made his Metropolitan Opera debut this season in Wagner's "Gotterdammerung" and soprano Jacqueline Thompson will perform together for the first time at The Enrico Caruso Room at Grotta Azzurra Ristorante in Little Italy tonight, May 22, 2012 at 8 PM. They will be supported on keyboard by David Schaefer. (more...)

Noah Stewart, Deborah Voigt and More Join Glimmerglass Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

The Glimmerglass Festival, the Central New York summer opera and musical company, has announced its full schedule for the 2012 season, including concert performances by Eric Owens, Deborah Voigt and Dolora Zajick. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Steven Pasquale and More Set for BROADWAY STANDS UP FOR FREEDOM, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

The New York Civil Liberties Union (The New York State affiliate of the ACLU) today announced a star-studded lineup of award-winning performers for Broadway Stands Up for Freedom, its annual benefit show on Monday, July 23 at the NYU Skirball Center for Performing Arts. (more...)

Joshua Benevento and Jacqueline Thompson to Headline Enrico Caruso Room, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Tenor Joshua Benevento, who made his Metropolitan Opera debut this season in Wagner's "Gotterdammerung" and soprano Jacqueline Thompson will perform together for the first time at The Enrico Caruso Room at Grotta Azzurra Ristorante in Little Italy on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 at 8 PM. They will be supported on keyboard by David Schaefer. (more...)

Long Beach Opera Presents Oswaldo Golijov & David Henry Hwang's AINADAMAR, 5/20-26
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

For the first time on the West Coast, audiences will have the opportunity to see Ainadamar fully staged in its acclaimed revised version. Long Beach Opera (LBO) presents Argentine composer Oswaldo Golijov and librettist David Henry Hwang's powerful Grammy Award-winning opera on May 20 and May 26, 2012 at the Terrace Theater in Long Beach, CA. Based on the life of famous writer Federico Garcia Lorca and his murder by Fascists during the Spanish Civil War, Ainadamar celebrates Lorca's fight for artistic, political and personal freedom. (more...)

WICKED Tickets Go on Sale Today at Smith Center, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

WICKED goes on sale to the public today, May 19 at 7 a.m.; tickets will be exclusively available at the box office from 7 to 10 a.m. on-site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at 702-749-2000. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 8: Elton John & Tim Rice's AIDA
by Pat Cerasaro - May 19, 2012

While the Disney musical itself was suspiciously not nominated for Best Musical, the 2000 Tony Awards committee saw it fit to award Elton John & Tim Rice's stylish and emotional rock musical Aida in four significant categories on June 4, 2000 - Best Actress In A Musical for Heather Headley charismatic lead performance, Best Score for Elton John and Tim Rice's moving and expressive music and lyrics, Best Scenic Design for Bob Crowley's stunning set-pieces and Best Lighting Design for Natasha Katz's enveloping illumination of the Palace Theatre's rightly famous stage. The show has gone on to a rich life around the world and in amateur productions, with generations of theatergoers hooked on the classic story once told in an opera by Verdi in a totally modern and dynamic new way - with some songs we are not soon to forget. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jared Zirilli Continues Blog with Kourtni Lind in 'BROADWAY BOO'S'
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2012

FAT CAMP is now closed, but Jared Zirilli (of Fat Camp, Lysistrata Jones, Wicked, Aida and RENT) has decided to continue his blog, interviewing Broadway friends and more. The working title is 'Broadway Boo's,' and this first episode (technically blog episode 22) features Kourtni Lind (Wicked, Spider-Man, and 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE'). (more...)

WICKED Opens in Sacramento May 23 - Starring Nicole Parker and Alli Mauzey
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

The Sacramento engagement of WICKED begins performances May 23 and runs through June 17 at Community Center Theater, 1301 L Street. The Sacramento engagement of WICKED features Nicole Parker as Elphaba, Alli Mauzey as Glinda, Liz McCartney as Madame Morrible, PJ Benjamin as The Wizard and Justin Brill as Boq. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Constantine Maroulis Talks AMERICAN IDOL Top 3
by Stage Tube - May 18, 2012

Broadway-bound Constantine Maroulis just raved to Fuse about this season's final three AMERICAN IDOL contestants. Check out what he had to say below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Nicole Parker Joins National Tour of WICKED as 'Elphie' in Denver Tonight, 5/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

The company of the first North American tour of WICKED welcomes PJ Benjamin as The Wizard on Tuesday, May 8 and Nicole Parker as Elphaba on Friday, May 18 in Denver, CO. (more...)

Carmen Giannattasio to Replace Sondra Radvanovsky in the Met's IL TROVATORE, 10/12, 17, 20 & 25
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

The following casting changes and additions have been made to the Met's 2012-13 season. (more...)

Breaking News: Brooke Shields & Richard Chamberlain to Star in Premiere of THE EXORCIST at Geffen Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW - May 17, 2012

Stage and screen stars Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain will take on the iconic roles of Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin in playwright John Pielmeier's world premiere of The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse. Helmed by acclaimed director John Doyle, who won a Tony Award for his striking reimagining of Sweeney Todd, this stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's famous 1971 novel transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful. (more...)

WICKED Tickets Go On Sale 5/19 at Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2012

WICKED will go on sale to the public on Saturday, May 19 at 7 a.m.; tickets will be exclusively available at the box office from 7 to 10 a.m. on-site at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts at 361 Symphony Park Avenue in Las Vegas. Beginning at 10 a.m., any remaining tickets will be available for purchase online at www.TheSmithCenter.com or by phone at 702-749-2000. There is an 8-ticket limit per patron. (more...)

Adam Jacobs Announces Hiatus from THE LION KING; Dashaun Young to Return
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

THE LION KING will welcome Dashaun Young back to Broadway as Simba, beginning performances Wednesday, May 16. Young has previously played the role of Simba on Broadway, North American tour, and most recently in the Las Vegas company. (more...)

THE LITTLE MERMAID Opens in Rotterdam, 6/16; in Moscow, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Chairman of Stage Entertainment, Joop van den Ende and Producer and President of Disney Theatrical Productions, Thomas Schumacher announce two premiere productions of THE LITTLE MERMAID. The Holland production is currently in previews in Groningen and opens on June 16th, 2012 in Rotterdam. The Moscow production of THE LITTLE MERMAID will make its debut on October 6th, 2012. (more...)

NYC Opera┬'s Spring Gala in Central Park Features Deborah Voigt Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

New York City Opera celebrates the company's 2011-12 season with New York's civic leaders tonight, May 16, with its Spring Gala: An Evening with Deborah Voigt. The event takes place at the historic Loeb Central Park Boathouse in Manhattan and feature cocktails and gondola rides on the lake, as well as a formal dinner and dancing to the Jazz Age sounds of the Grammy Award-winning Vince Giordano & the Nighthawks. (more...)

Jeremy Kushnier Plays Birdland, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Jeremy Kushnier will perform a New York concert for the first time in several years at Birdland on Monday, June 18 at 7pm. Sonny Paladino will be musical director. (more...)

Russell Scott Announced AN EVENING OF TIM RICE for 23 June, London
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Russell Scott will present AN EVENING OF TIM RICE on Saturday the 23rd of June at 8.30pm at The Pheasantry, 152-4 King's Road, London SW3 4UT. The show will feature the voices of Eleanor Sandars, Katie Leigh-Jones, Benjamin Mahns-Mardy and Denise Medley-Scott singing songs from Tim Rice musicals Disney's Beauty and the Beast, Evita, Jesus Christ Superstar, Aida and The Lion King. (more...)

10th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater Announces Nominees - Ceremony June 4
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theatre will celebrates its tenth anniversary by bringing previous recipients back to the stage to present the next generation of musical theater stars with awards and accolades. The acclaimed program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a high school version of the Tony Awards, and allows theater students from across Washington to meet, celebrate, and honor the exceptional musical theater productions presented during the 2011-12 school year. The 5th Avenue Awards will be held at 7:00 PM, Monday, June 4, at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Henry Winkler to Star in Broadway Porn Comedy Opposite Cheyenne Jackson?
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

The actor Henry Winkler, best known as the Fonz from Happy Days, may star opposite Cheyenne Jackson as an ageing porn star in THE PERFORMERS, a new comedy about the porn industry by David West Read. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Welcomes Judy McLane, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global hit musical MAMMA MIA! will welcome new principals Christy Altomare, Lauren Cohn, Daniel Cooney, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar, Graham Rowat and Zak Resnick who will join Judy McLane as "Donna Sheridan" at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on Monday, June 4, 2012. (more...)

Cast of ONCE to Perform on THE VIEW on Thursday, 5/17
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

The cast of the Tony nominated Best Musical, ONCE will perform on ABC's "The View" on Thursday, May 17. "The View" airs locally on WABC7, 11AM-12PM EST. ONCE currently plays on Broadway at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45th Street). The production opened to raves on Sunday, March 18, 2012. A national tour will begin in the summer of 2013. (more...)

Paper Mill Announces Rising Star Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Among the former Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre nominees and winners are Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway, Tony award winner Laura Benanti and 2011 Tony Award winner, Nikki M. James. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis to Headline Bickford Theatre Benefit, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

American Idol's Constantine Maroulis (Tony Award-nominee, Rock of Ages) joins nearly a dozen Broadway favorites to salute 'Broadway's most-wonderfully wicked showstoppers' in the gala benefit evening, Life Upon the Wicked Stage: Broadway's Greatest Villains, Thieves and Ladies of the Evening, on Saturday, June 9, 2012, 8 pm, at the Bickford Theatre at the Morris Museum, 6 Normandy Heights Road, in Morristown, NJ. (more...)

10th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honor High School Musical Theater Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theatre celebrates its tenth anniversary by bringing previous recipients back to the stage to present the next generation of musical theater stars with awards and accolades. The acclaimed program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a high school version of the Tony Awards, and allows theater students from across Washington to meet, celebrate, and honor the exceptional musical Theater Productions presented during the 2011-12 school year. The 5th Avenue Awards will be held at 7:00 PM, tonight, June 4, at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Welcomes Judy McLane, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global hit musical MAMMA MIA! welcomes new principals Christy Altomare, Lauren Cohn, Daniel Cooney, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar, Graham Rowat and Zak Resnick who will join Judy McLane as "Donna Sheridan" at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) tonight, June 4, 2012. (more...)

Bloomingdale's to Present Tony Awards Costume Exhibit Thru 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

In celebration of the Tony Season, the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards® is partnering with Bloomingdale's to present a Tony Award Costume Exhibit at Bloomingdale's in New York City. (more...)

Harlem School of the Arts Presents Disney's THE LION KING KIDS/JR., Now thru 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

For over nine months, the Harlem School of the Arts (HSA) has worked with Disney Theatrical Group to develop adaptations of Disney's musical The Lion King for young performers. Aubrey Lynch is an original cast member and former associate producer of the Broadway production, and he has been overseeing HAS's workshop presentations of Disney Theatrical Group's newest in-development musical for young people. This process has become a vehicle for HSA to further its mission and develop a fifth discipline, musical theatre. (more...)

The Tony Awards to Present Costume Retrospective at Bloomingdale's Through June 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

In celebration of the Tony Season, the Tony Awards in partnership with Bloomingdale's will present a Tony Award Costume Exhibit, at Bloomingdale's in New York City. (more...)

Idina Menzel Heads to Canada for Concert Show Tonight, June 1
by Jack Latulippe - Jun 1, 2012

The american songstress IDINA MENZEL previously announced her North American Tour dates. On the schedule, there is only one Canadian performance. (more...)

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