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Writer, Journalist and 'Billy Liar' Creator Keith Waterhouse Dies at 80
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2009

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Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle to Star in MARY POPPINS on Broadway Starting October 12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2009

Broadway's perfectly magical musical MARY POPPINS is pleased to welcome the West End's original ‘Mary', Olivier Award winner LAURA MICHELLE KELLY, and Tony® Award nominee CHRISTIAN BORLE (Broadway's Legally Blonde) beginning Monday, October 12 at 7pm. Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, November 16. (more...)

Lloyd Webber Reveals Plans For Stage 'OZ': Composer To Pen New Tunes & BBC 'Dorothy' Search In Works
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2009

Andrew Lloyd Webber announced via his official video blog that he's fast at work on his 'Oz' update, the most exciting revealation was that he'll be composing several new songs for the upcoming West End bound show. (more...)

Original London 'MARY' Laura Michelle Kelly To Join Broadway's 'POPPINS' Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

The UK's Daily Mail reports that London Mary Poppins star Laura Michelle Kelly will recreate her acclaimed performance for the Broadway production. (more...)

Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE Starts Full Rehearsals 7/28, Previews Begin 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

2009 Theatre Hall of Fame Inductees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2009

The 2009 Theatre Hall of Fame inductees have been revealed and include such icons as actors Jim Dale, John McMartin and Lynn Redgrave; producers Roger Berlind and Ted Mann; composers Stephen Schwartz and Andrew Lloyd Webber; and, posthumously, the late playwright/actor Charles Ludlum. The Annual Theatre Hall of Fame ceremony, now in its 39th year, will be held Jan. 25, 2010, in the Gershwin Theatre's North Rotunda. Terry Hodge Taylor is producing the event. (more...)

Bogardus, Elder, O'Malley & Sikora to Star in National Tour of WHITE CHRISTMAS This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2009

IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, has announced casting for its National Tour visiting Omaha, Cincinnati, Philadelphia, East Lansing, St. Louis, Louisville and Kansas City in the 2009 holiday season. (more...)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co. 11/13 - 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2009

The romance of Florence comes to life on stage as Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2009-2010 season with the hit Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza with book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel on November 13 - December 6. Directed by Joe Calarco, the ensemble cast features Whitney Bashor, Sherri Edelen, Joe Guzman, Ken Krugman, Kyra Miller, Fran Prisco, Matthew Scott, and Maureen Torsney-Weir. (more...)

Finian's Rainbow Opens Oct. 29 at St. James Theatre; Norton, Baldwin, Cooper and Fitzgerald Star
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2009

Producers David Richenthal and Jack Viertel have announced that the critically-acclaimed New York City Center Encores! production of Finian?s Rainbow, will transfer to Broadway's St. James Theatre, 246 West 44 Street, beginning Thursday, October 8 at 8pm, with an opening set for Thursday, October 29 at 6:45pm. (more...)

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber Being Treated for Cancer
by BWW - Oct 25, 2009

A spokesman for composer Andrew Lloyd Webber confirmed to press this morning that he'd been diagnosed with prostate cancer, in its very early stages. His spokesperson added that 'Andrew is now undergoing treatment and expects to be fully back at work before the end of the year.' (more...)

Donna McKechnie Choreographs CROSS THAT RIVER, Plays TBG Theatre As Part Of NYMF 10/12-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2009

A new musical about a runaway slave who becomes one of America's first Black Cowboys will debut this fall when CROSS THAT RIVER is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Patricia Harris, starting October 12, 2009 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor) in New York City. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Choreographs CROSS THAT RIVER, Plays TBG Theatre As Part Of NYMF 10/12-18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

A new musical about a runaway slave who becomes one of America's first Black Cowboys will debut this fall when CROSS THAT RIVER is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Patricia Harris, starting October 12, 2009 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor) in New York City. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle to Star in MARY POPPINS on Broadway Starting October 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Broadway's perfectly magical musical MARY POPPINS is pleased to welcome the West End's original ‘Mary', Olivier Award winner LAURA MICHELLE KELLY, and Tony® Award nominee CHRISTIAN BORLE (Broadway's Legally Blonde) beginning Monday, October 12 at 7pm. Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, November 16. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Lead MARY POPPINS Starting 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Broadway's perfectly magical musical MARY POPPINS is pleased to welcome the West End's original ‘Mary', Olivier Award winner LAURA MICHELLE KELLY, and Tony® Award nominee CHRISTIAN BORLE (Broadway's Legally Blonde) beginning Monday, October 12 at 7pm. Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, November 16. (more...)

Boyzone Pop Star And Former 'JOSEPH' Stephen Gately Dies Suddenly
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2009

The Boyzone singer dies in his sleep while on holiday with his partner. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Pop Star Stephen Gately Passes Away
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 11, 2009

The Boyzone singer Stephen Gately, 33, has been found dead while on holiday with his partner in Majorca. (more...)

News Update: Cause of Death Reportedly Discovered for Boyzone Pop Star And Former 'JOSEPH' Stephen Gately
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2009

The Boyzone singer dies in his sleep while on holiday with his partner. (more...)

Roundabout's Stamos and Gershon Led BYE BYE BIRDIE Announces Full Casting
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Steinman's 'BAT OUT OF HELL: The Musical' Launches Website, West End Bow Planned
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2009

Jim Steinman is working on a musical based on his 'Bat Out of Hell' albums. Steinman has revealed that the musical, Bat Out of Hell, will be based on the songs from the three-album cycle. Described as a Cirque du Soleil-type spectacle, Steinman wrote both the music and lyrics for this dynamic project. (more...)

Photo Flash: CRT Presents Bertolt Brecht's GALILEO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2009

Storrs: Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, December 3 - 12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. For tickets and information, call 860-486-4226 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber on the Mend, Thanks Fans for Well Wishes
by BWW - Nov 27, 2009

Andrew Lloyd Webber was recently admitted back to the hospital having developed a 'postoperative infection following surgery to remove his prostate three weeks ago.' Lloyd Webber remained in the hospital for a few days to monitor the infection and is now resting at home. The famed maestro of the musical stage posted a thank you message on his official website in response to the many get well wishes he received. (more...)

Jonathan Ansell To Make Musical Theatre Debut In WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2009

Jonathan Ansell, who won the heart of the nation as lead vocalist in X-Factor runners-up G4, has been cast in his musical debut, starring in Bill Kenwright's production of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Whistle Down The Wind. The show embarks on a national tour in 2010, opening at the Liverpool Empire from Wednesday January 20. (more...)

Composer Andrew Lloyd Webber in Hospital with Infection
by BWW - Nov 17, 2009

Webber's official web site confirms the news, noting that 'Andrew has been re-admitted to hospital tonight following his operation for prostate cancer. He has been advised that while the operation was entirely successful, he has developed a post-operative 'chronic infection' which needs immediate treatment.' (more...)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co. 11/13 - 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2009

The romance of Florence comes to life on stage as Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2009-2010 season with the hit Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza with book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel on November 13 - December 6. Directed by Joe Calarco, the ensemble cast features Whitney Bashor, Sherri Edelen, Joe Guzman, Ken Krugman, Kyra Miller, Fran Prisco, Matthew Scott, and Maureen Torsney-Weir. (more...)

Keaton Whittaker Travels From WHITE CHRISTMAS To The Great White Way In A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2009

Keaton Whittaker, the young actress who got her start in professional theater at The 5th Avenue in our 2006 production of White Christmas, is currently in rehearsals for the Broadway revival of Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music, opening November 24, starring Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones. (more...)

Full Casting Announced For Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Stamos And Gershon, Previews 9/10, Opens 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie, after a 48 year absence, as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

SESSIONS Celebrates It's 200th Performance At The Algonquin Theater On 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

The hit off-Broadway musical SESSIONS celebrates it's 200th performance at the Algonquin Theater (123 East 24th Street) on July 31st. Directed by Thomas Coté with book, music and lyrics by Albert M. Tapper (From Where I Stand, Broadway: The Golden Age), SESSIONS catches a glimpse at the everyday life of a New York therapist and his patients. Tony Sportiello/Algonquin Theatre Productions and Jason Hewitt are the producers. (more...)

TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN At The Comedy Theatre To Close 8/8
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2009

TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN, a dramatic new musical of a fictional account of the last days in the life of Ernest Hemingway, making its World Premiere in London's West End this summer will close early on August 8th. (more...)

SESSIONS Celebrates It's 200th Performance At The Algonquin Theater On 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2009

The hit off-Broadway musical SESSIONS celebrates it's 200th performance at the Algonquin Theater (123 East 24th Street) on July 31st. Directed by Thomas Coté with book, music and lyrics by Albert M. Tapper (From Where I Stand, Broadway: The Golden Age), SESSIONS catches a glimpse at the everyday life of a New York therapist and his patients. Tony Sportiello/Algonquin Theatre Productions and Jason Hewitt are the producers. (more...)

Davis Gaines Comes to Feinstein's At Loews Regency 7/26, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2009

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed 'Best of New York' by New York Magazine, and 'an invaluable New York institution' by The New York Post, continues its 10th Anniversary season with the debut of acclaimed Broadway vocalist, DAVIS GAINES - hailed as 'the closest thing on Broadway to a vocal Superman' by The New York Times - in his first New York club appearance in over ten years. (more...)

Davis Gaines Comes to Feinstein's At Loews Regency 7/26, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2009

FEINSTEIN'S AT LOEWS REGENCY, the nightclub proclaimed 'Best of New York' by New York Magazine, and 'an invaluable New York institution' by The New York Post, continues its 10th Anniversary season with the debut of acclaimed Broadway vocalist, DAVIS GAINES - hailed as 'the closest thing on Broadway to a vocal Superman' by The New York Times - in his first New York club appearance in over ten years. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Withdraws From BBC's 'OZ' Reality Show, Program Cancelled
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2009

The Sun newspaper has reported that the planned UK reality show to find a 'Dorothy' for the upcoming West End stage production of 'The Wizard of Oz' has been cancelled by the BBC after Andrew Lloyd Webber withdrew. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Writes for Daily Mail About Prostate Cancer, 'Love Never Dies', 'Wizard of Oz' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2010

In an honest and uninhibited account in the Daily Mail, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber writes about his recent diagnosis with prostate cancer, and the effect it's had on his personal life and his unrelenting work schedule. (more...)

Broadway Series Presents THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at Merriam Theater, 2/9 - 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2010

Jeffrey Finn Productions has announced a limited engagement of THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER at the Merriam Theater February 9th through 14th. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Announces Cast for SIGNS OF LIFE; Opens February 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2010

The cast has been announced for Amas Musical Theatre's production of SIGNS OF LIFE. The cast will be led by Erika Amato, Wilson Bridges and Kurt Zischke. Performances begin on February 16 at The Marjorie S. Deane Little Theatre. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Begins Search for THE WIZARD OF OZ's 'Dorothy'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2010

Auditions began this weekend for the next star of the West End, as Andrew Lloyd Webber launched his search for the next Dorothy in his upcoming production of the Wizard of Oz. The lucky leading lady will be selected over the course of a several week 'audition' process on the BBC1 reality television show Over the Rainbow. Webber's official website reveals that hundreds of potential candidates headed to the Glasgow town of Hampden to be among the first to audition. (more...)

THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER Comes To OCPAC 2/16-21/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2009

The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, a grand concert showcasing the Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award®-winning composer's biggest and most memorable hits, makes its way to the Orange County Performing Arts Center for a special one-week-only engagement February 16 - 21 in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Comes to Philadelphia Theatre Co. 11/13 - 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2009

The romance of Florence comes to life on stage as Philadelphia Theatre Company continues its 2009-2010 season with the hit Broadway musical The Light in the Piazza with book by Craig Lucas and music and lyrics by Adam Guettel on November 13 - December 6. Directed by Joe Calarco, the ensemble cast features Whitney Bashor, Sherri Edelen, Joe Guzman, Ken Krugman, Kyra Miller, Fran Prisco, Matthew Scott, and Maureen Torsney-Weir. (more...)

Photo Preview: GALILEO to Play at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, 12/3-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, December 3 - 12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. CRT is also sponsoring a free lectures and discussions as part of its "Uncommon Sense" Series. (more...)

CRT's Uncommon Sense Series To Feature Free Lectures and Discussions with Top Scholars 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, December 3 - 12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. CRT is also sponsoring a free series of lectures and discussions as part of its "Uncommon Sense" Series. For tickets to Galileo, call 860-486-4226. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT Announces New 'Billy' and 'Michael'; Alvarez Departs Jan. 3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2009

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Michael Dameski and Jake Evan Schwencke will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical, in the roles of ‘Billy' and ‘Michael' respectively. (more...)

CRT's Uncommon Sense Series To Feature Free Lectures and Discussions with Top Scholars 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, December 3 - 12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. CRT is also sponsoring a free series of lectures and discussions as part of its "Uncommon Sense" Series. For tickets to Galileo, call 860-486-4226. (more...)

Photo Preview: GALILEO to Play at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, 12/3-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, December 3 - 12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. CRT is also sponsoring a free lectures and discussions as part of its "Uncommon Sense" Series. (more...)

CRT's Uncommon Sense Series To Feature Free Lectures and Discussions with Top Scholars 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, December 3 - 12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. CRT is also sponsoring a free series of lectures and discussions as part of its "Uncommon Sense" Series. For tickets to Galileo, call 860-486-4226. (more...)

Photo Preview: GALILEO to Play at Connecticut Repertory Theatre, 12/3-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, December 3 - 12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. CRT is also sponsoring a free lectures and discussions as part of its "Uncommon Sense" Series. (more...)

CRT's Uncommon Sense Series To Feature Free Lectures and Discussions with Top Scholars 
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2009

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Bertolt Brecht's Galileo, December 3 - 12 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. CRT is also sponsoring a free series of lectures and discussions as part of its "Uncommon Sense" Series. For tickets to Galileo, call 860-486-4226. (more...)

TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN At The Comedy Theatre To Close 8/8
by - Aug 8, 2009

TOO CLOSE TO THE SUN, a dramatic new musical of a fictional account of the last days in the life of Ernest Hemingway, making its World Premiere in London's West End this summer will close early on August 8th. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Choreographs CROSS THAT RIVER, Plays TBG Theatre As Part Of NYMF 10/12-18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2009

A new musical about a runaway slave who becomes one of America's first Black Cowboys will debut this fall when CROSS THAT RIVER is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Patricia Harris, starting October 12, 2009 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street - 3rd Floor) in New York City. (more...)

'Jesus Christ Superstar' at The Boiler Room Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 23, 2009

Green has long been heralded as one of the region's finest music directors, while Ditty has gained a justifiably stellar reputation as one of the best choreographers around. With this production, which exemplifies the term 'all-singing, all-dancing,' it's apropos then that the two would share the directing credit. Obviously, from the first notes of the overture to the final tormented moments of Jesus Christ's death on the cross, the shared vision of the two men is vividly portrayed and stunningly realized. The work, widely considered the first 'rock opera,' is movingly exhilarating, taking audiences on a veritable rollercoaster ride of emotional highs and lows. (more...)

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