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Rehearsals Begin for Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; Full Cast Announced!Rehearsals Begin for Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Rehearsals begin today, Monday, September 22, for the upcoming world premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS prior to its engagement at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris where previews will begin Saturday, November 22, 2014 for a Wednesday, December 10, 2014 opening night. The Broadway run of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will begin previews Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

New York City Center Kicks Off 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL TodayNew York City Center Kicks Off 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. In keeping with the Festival's commitment to make dance accessible to everyone, the Festival will kick off with two FREE evenings of dance at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, in association with The Public Theater, today and tomorrow, September 12 and 13 (rain date, September 14) and will continue at City Center from October 8 - October 19 with all tickets at $15. The Festival's many free pre-show events will include dance lessons and panels by choreographers, artists and dance educators. Tickets will go on sale Sunday, September 14 at 11 a.m. (more...)

Official Poster Unveiled For AN AMERICAN IN PARISOfficial Poster Unveiled For AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 8, 2014

An eye-grabbing official poster for the upcoming Theatre du Chatelet tryout production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is now available to view. (more...)

New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. (more...)

BC Beat to Showcase New Work by Broadway's Justin Prescott, Sean McKnight, Michael Mindlin, Karla Garcia and More, 11/10BC Beat to Showcase New Work by Broadway's Justin Prescott, Sean McKnight, Michael Mindlin, Karla Garcia and More, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

BC Beat, the bi-annual choreography showcase established to support, explore and experience innovative theatrical dance, announces a line up for Monday November 10th featuring eight choreographers with work performed by a company of 40 artists from Broadway's biggest hits. The evening kicks off with 7pm at Cielo (18 Little W. 12th Street). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Gone Dancin' with New York City Center's Fall For DanceBWW Reviews: Gone Dancin' with New York City Center's Fall For Dance
by Melia Kraus-har - Oct 17, 2014

Tuesday, October 14th, marked the midway point of New York City Center's Fall for Dance and represented companies from three continents: South Africa's Vuyani Dance Theatre in a spiritual meditation, Sara Mearns and Company in full Broadway fanfare, Trisha Brown Dance Company's reconstruction of Son of Gone Fishin', and, National Ballet of China in a 16th century tale. (more...)

Twitter Watch: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Loads In at Theatre du ChateletTwitter Watch: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Loads In at Theatre du Chatelet
by BWW Staff - Nov 3, 2014

On Twitter Watch, Theatre du Chatelet wrote '#AnAmericanInParis s'installe @theatrechatelet! Rdv le 22 novembre. Rehearsals begin today, Monday, September 22, for the upcoming world premiere of An American in Paris prior to its engagement at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris where previews will begin Saturday, November 22, 2014 for a Wednesday, December 10, 2014 opening night. The Broadway run of An American in Paris will begin previews Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will be directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS transforms the timeless story of love in a city rebuilding from the heartbreak of World War II - into a new musical of hope, redemption and romance. Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of An American in Paris. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max von Essen as Henri Baurel. Leanne Cope is appearing with the permission of Actors' Equity Association. The cast will also include Caitlin Abraham, Will Burton, Michael Cusumano, Attila Joey Csiki, Taeler Elyse Cyrus, Ashlee Dupre, Rebecca Eichenberger, Sara Esty, Laura Feig, Jennie Ford, Kurt Froman, Heather Lang, Dustin Layton, Nathan Madden, Gia Mongell, Candy Olsen, Rebecca Riker, Adam Rogers, Sam Rogers, Shannon Marie Rugani, Garen Scribner, Sam Strasfeld, Sarrah Strimel, Charlie Sutton, Allison Walsh, Scott Willis and Victor J. Wisehart. The creative team includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz and (lighting), Jon Weston (sound),59 Productions (animation and projection design) with the musical score adapted, arranged and supervised by Rob Fisher,orchestrations by Christopher Austin, dance arrangements by Sam Davis and musical direction by Brad Haak. The Associate Director is Jacquelin Barrett and the Associate Choreographer is Dontee Kiehn. Casting is by Telsey + Company/Rachel Hoffman. AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will be presented at Theatre du Chatelet in English featuring the 25-member Broadway cast with a score including the songs 'I Got Rhythm,' 'S' Wonderful,' 'But Not For Me,' 'Stairway to Paradise,' 'Our Love Is Here To Stay', 'They Can't Take That Away' and orchestral music including 'Concerto in F,' '2nd Prelude,' '2nd Rhapsody' and 'An American In Paris.' ' (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARISVIDEO: Go Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Stage Tube - Nov 28, 2014

In the all-new video below, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway gives you a first look behind the scenes of it's NYC rehearsals in an interview with director and choreographer Christopher Wheeldon and book writer Craig Lucas. (more...)

Inside Sitzprobe For Broadway Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARISInside Sitzprobe For Broadway Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 19, 2014

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS sitzprobe! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cast Travels to France!BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Cast Travels to France!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2014

The Broadway run of An American in Paris will begin previews Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas. Prior to Broadway, An American in Paris will premiere at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris where previews begin November 22, 2014 for a December 10, 2014 opening night. The production, presented in English, will run through January 4, 2015. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive video from cast member Jennie Ford that follows the cast's journey overseas! (more...)

MasterCard Presale for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway Begins TodayMasterCard Presale for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS on Broadway Begins Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

Tickets for the new Broadway musical An American in Paris are on sale today, Monday, November 10, for MasterCard cardholders who get early access to tickets now through November 23, 2014 via www.Ticketmaster.com/AAIP or by phone at 877-250-2929. Tickets go on sale to the general public beginning December 7, 2014. Group tickets for Broadway on sale now through Group Sales Box Office at http://www.broadway.com/group-sales-box-office/ or by phone at 800-223-7565 or 212-398-8383. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with the Cast of Broadway-Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Stage Tube - Nov 10, 2014

The Broadway run of An American in Paris will begin previews Friday, March 13, 2015 for a Sunday, April 12, 2015 opening night at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). AN AMERICAN IN PARIS is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas. Prior to Broadway, An American in Paris will premiere at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris where previews begin November 22, 2014 for a December 10, 2014 opening night. The production, presented in English, will run through January 4, 2015. Vanity Fair just featured images of the cast in rehearsal and you can check them out by clicking below! (more...)

Ryan Murphy on Chenoweth's Return to GLEE: 'I Would Love That'Ryan Murphy on Chenoweth's Return to GLEE: 'I Would Love That'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

Ryan Murphy was asked by one of his many Twitter followers if Chenoweth's character would be returning for next year's sixth and final season of the musical dramedy. (more...)

JEKYLL AND HYDE's Teal Wicks Makes Solo Debut at 54 Below TonightJEKYLL AND HYDE's Teal Wicks Makes Solo Debut at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Teal Wicks tonight, May 8th at 9:30 PM. Broadway star of Wicked (Elphaba) and Jekyll and Hyde (Emma Carew), Wicks brings a night of songs inspired by folk, rock, soul and blues to 54 Below, with an acoustic set led by the visionary Jasper Grant (musical director of The Color Purple, Altar Boyz). Join her for a reimagining of works from Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin and more of the musical storytellers that have inspired Wicks on her journeys from coast to coast. It will be a night celebrating the spirit of the underdogs, survivors, troubadours, seekers, lovers and dreamers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Helps Bring Broken Arrow Students to Carnegie HallSTAGE TUBE: Kristin Chenoweth Helps Bring Broken Arrow Students to Carnegie Hall
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2014

Recently partnering with the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center Foundation, Broadway's Kristin Chenoweth recently focused her philanthropy efforts to support fine arts and community relations in Broken Arrow, establishing the Kristin Chenoweth Fund for Arts and Education. Her first venture for the program was to help raise money for Broken Arrow Public Schools students to receive the opportunity of a lifetime. More than 200 fine arts students just travelled to New York City to share their talents with the world at the legendary Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Returns to Carnegie Hall with THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO TonightKristin Chenoweth Returns to Carnegie Hall with THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2014

Tonight, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with an all-new program entitled The Evolution of a Soprano. (more...)

Krystal Joy Brown, Claybourne Elder, Capathia Jenkins & More to Lead UMC's Reading of PEGGY-ANN, 5/22Krystal Joy Brown, Claybourne Elder, Capathia Jenkins & More to Lead UMC's Reading of PEGGY-ANN, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) will launch its 2014 developmental reading series at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts with a special presentation of Peggy-Ann, the hit 1926 musical comedy with a book by Tony Award winner Herbert Fields (Annie Get Your Gun) and a score by the legendary songwriting team of Richard Rodgers & Lorenz Hart (Pal Joey, On Your Toes). The reading, directed by Ben West (Unsung Carolyn Leigh, The Fig Leaves Are Falling, At Home Abroad), will be held Thursday, May 22 at 2:30 PM in the Bruno Walter Auditorium. (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: The Power of the 'Pan' and Catch-Up Show Reviews from a Long Cabaret WinterCABARET LIFE NYC: The Power of the 'Pan' and Catch-Up Show Reviews from a Long Cabaret Winter
by Stephen Hanks - May 12, 2014

If you are even a semi-regular reader of this column of reviews, you know that about every three or four months, I post a compilation of observations of shows from the previous quarter of the year. This cabaret critiquing mash up happens for a number of reasons, not the least of which is that I admittedly see too many cabaret shows for the amount of time I have to promptly review them (and then, of course, the usual writer's procrastination sets in). So I have to prioritize the timeliness of the reviews based on the prestige of the performer, the length of a show run, the strength (or lack thereof) of the performance, etc. The quality of the shows in these compilations—which can range from a half dozen to a dozen reviews in one shot—are usually a mixed bag of outright raves, qualified positives, and constructive pans (I'm not a fan of the word “negative” in the reviewer lexicon). With that in mind here are a collection of cabaret show reviews going back to the start of a very harsh winter. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Play Sleeping Beauty Villain in Disney Channel's DESCENDANTSKristin Chenoweth to Play Sleeping Beauty Villain in Disney Channel's DESCENDANTS
by TV News Desk - May 1, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth will take on the role of Sleeping Beauty villain Maleficent in the Disney Channel telepic DESCENDANTS. (more...)

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway DirectorsAt the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth and Conan O'Brien Sing Puccini!VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth and Conan O'Brien Sing Puccini!
by TV News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Classically-trained coloratura soprano Kristin Chenoweth stopped by last night's CONAN on TBS to gave host Conan O'Brien some tips on how to sing an aria. (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Carnegie Hall with THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO, 5/3Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Carnegie Hall with THE EVOLUTION OF A SOPRANO, 5/3
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 20, 2014

On Saturday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m., Emmy- and Tony Award-winning actress and recording artist Kristin Chenoweth returns to Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage with an all-new program entitled The Evolution of a Soprano. Directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and featuring pianist and music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, this newly created, one-night-only engagement showcases Ms. Chenoweth performing a varied evening of music that highlights her incredible range-from works influenced by her early operatic and classical training in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma to hit songs from her starring roles on Broadway and in film. In addition to popular hits and classical selections, Ms. Chenoweth will perform new works, standards, and even works popularized by amateur soprano Florence Foster Jenkins. This performance marks Ms. Chenoweth's first solo appearance at Carnegie Hall since her sold-out show in September 2004. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Begins Previews at St. James Theatre Tonight; Meet the Cast!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere production of the brand new musical comedy Bullets Over Broadway, written by Woody Allen and based on the screenplay by Allen and Douglas McGrath for the 1994 film, will begin preview performances tomorrow, March 11 and officially open Thursday, April 10, 2014 at The St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). The new musical will be directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Scroll down to learn more about the Bullets Over Broadway company, and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks 'Meet the Parents' Moment on CONANVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks 'Meet the Parents' Moment on CONAN
by TV News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth stopped by Conan last week on TBS and talked about bringing her boyfriend to meet her conservative Christian family in the south, and how the experience ended up a little '50 Shades of Grey'. Check out the clip below! (more...)

Musicals Tonight! to Present FOR GOODNESS SAKE, 3/18-30Musicals Tonight! to Present FOR GOODNESS SAKE, 3/18-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Musicals Tonight!, the Obie-winning company dedicated to the revival of neglected musicals, under the leadership of Mel Miller, presents George and Ira Gershwin's musical comedy For Goodness Sake, with performances March 18 through 30 at the Lion Theatre (410 W 42nd Street) on Theatre Row. (more...)

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle Wins Tony for Best ChoreographyAFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle Wins Tony for Best Choreography
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle has won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. Mr. Carlyle was the choreographer of Chaplin, Hugh Jackman Back on Broadway, Finian's Rainbow (2 Drama Desk noms) and A Tale of Two Cities, choreographer of Follies (Drama Desk nom.), The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and A Christmas Story The Musical (Drama Desk nom.) (more...)

BWW TV: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best ChoreographyBWW TV: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle on Taking the 2014 Tony for Best Choreography
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Carlyle had to say below! (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Tony Winner Warren CarlyleIn the Spotlight Series: Tony Winner Warren Carlyle
by Walter McBride - Jun 20, 2014

Earlier this month, AFTER MIDNIGHT's Warren Carlyle took home the 2014 Tony Award for Best Choreography. In celebration of his win, you can check out photos of Carlyle in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: RHAPSODY IN GERSHWIN a Tribute to the Gershwin Brothers Opens at Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Reviews: RHAPSODY IN GERSHWIN a Tribute to the Gershwin Brothers Opens at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Jun 11, 2014

Rhapsody in Gershwin currently plays at the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Mo. The musical tribute to George and Ira Gershwin runs through July 6. The Gershwin brothers wrote songs for Broadway, jazz clubs, films, and concert halls in the 1920s and 1930s. The production is part of the Quality Hill Do It Again, The Best of Quality Hill Playhouse series. (more...)

New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Publicity Images for Broadway-Bound Musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Released!Photo Flash: First Publicity Images for Broadway-Bound Musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Released!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The new musical, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, will open at the Palace Theatre on April 12, 2015 following its world premiere in December, 2014 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. Below, check out a first look at the show's stars, Robert Fairchild and Leanne Cope, in just-released publicity images! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/24- Kristin ChenowethSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/24- Kristin Chenoweth
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2014

Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She will soon return to Broadway in On the Twentieth Century. (more...)

2014 Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Record with $533,860 Raised for Dancers Responding to AIDS2014 Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Record with $533,860 Raised for Dancers Responding to AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ailey II, Complexions, MOMIX, Jerry Mitchell & More Highlight the 2014 Fire Island Dance FestivalPhoto Flash: Ailey II, Complexions, MOMIX, Jerry Mitchell & More Highlight the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for photos of some of the weekend's highlighted performances and of co-hosts Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin! (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Land at Broadway's Palace Theatre in Spring 2015AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Will Land at Broadway's Palace Theatre in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Producers of the upcoming world premiere of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS have announced dates and the theatre for the Broadway run of the production. (more...)

THE WIZ, CABARET, SHOW BOAT and More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series, Now thru 2/28THE WIZ, CABARET, SHOW BOAT and More Set for Moving Image's SEE IT BIG! Series, Now thru 2/28
by Movies News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Museum of the Moving Image's popular series See It Big! will turn its focus to the movie musical with a fourteen-film celebration of the genre, from today, January 24 through February 28, 2014. Musicals are, by their very nature, filled with spectacle. They are heightened forms of storytelling, in which the narrative is amplified by song and dance, where characters express their innermost feelings in the most extravagant ways imaginable. It is a genre that celebrates excess and stylization, and the best examples of the form can only be truly enjoyed... big! (more...)

Jenn Gambatese to Join Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSELJenn Gambatese to Join Laura Osnes & Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Jenn Gambatese will portray Carrie Pipperidge in Lyric's new production of Carousel, on stage April 10 through May 3, 2015 (opening night April 11). Gambatese returns to Lyric following her critically acclaimed performance as Maria in last year's production of The Sound of Music, which just won 2014's Best Special Theatrical Event at the Broadway World Chicago Awards. 'The sweetly appealing Gambatese makes a light and lovely Maria, full of practicality and pluck.' (Time Out Chicago) (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Kicks Off Mini-Tour Tonight in Lancaster (With a Surprise?), Followed by Brookville, Schenectady, Louisville & San AntonioKristin Chenoweth Kicks Off Mini-Tour Tonight in Lancaster (With a Surprise?), Followed by Brookville, Schenectady, Louisville & San Antonio
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has been buzzing for days since the news that Kristin Chenoweth was asked to reprise her iconic role of April Rhodes for GLEE's 100th Episode. Tonight, audiences are going to be even more excited, as the popular star kicks off the first date of a February 'mini-tour' with a limited run of five concert dates. (more...)

New Video Clips & Interview For Broadway Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARISNew Video Clips & Interview For Broadway Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 3, 2014

Glean a new glimpse at Broadway-bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! (more...)

First Preview Video Of Broadway Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARISFirst Preview Video Of Broadway Bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 2, 2014

Get a first look at Broadway-bound AN AMERICAN IN PARIS! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Going Gaga For Ira GershwinTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Going Gaga For Ira Gershwin
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 11, 2014

Today we salute one of Broadway's most influential artists in honor of his birthday this week, the one and only Ira Gershwin! (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOWBerkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 5/18Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Now thru 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago General Director Anthony Freud announced today that two major Broadway and TV performers – Jenn Gambatese and Edward Hibbert – have been cast in the new production and company premiere of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic The Sound of Music, to be presented at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Drive, in Chicago, this spring. (more...)

JEKYLL AND HYDE's Teal Wicks to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below, 5/8JEKYLL AND HYDE's Teal Wicks to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below, 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Teal Wicks on Thursday, May 8th at 9:30 PM. Broadway star of Wicked (Elphaba) and Jekyll and Hyde (Emma Carew), Wicks brings a night of songs inspired by folk, rock, soul and blues to 54 Below, with an acoustic set led by the visionary Jasper Grant (musical director of The Color Purple, Altar Boyz). Join her for a reimagining of works from Janis Joplin, Van Morrison, Joni Mitchell, Patty Griffin and more of the musical storytellers that have inspired Wicks on her journeys from coast to coast. It will be a night celebrating the spirit of the underdogs, survivors, troubadours, seekers, lovers and dreamers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ageless TOMMY TUNE Celebrates an Award-Winning Career with Delightful Café Carlyle Debut ShowBWW Reviews: Ageless TOMMY TUNE Celebrates an Award-Winning Career with Delightful Café Carlyle Debut Show
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 24, 2014

I'll drink what he's drinking. Because given the youthful aura and energy 75-year-old Broadway legend and nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune displayed on Tuesday during the opening night of his debut run at the Cafe Carlyle (Really? After 55 successful years in the biz?), he must be knocking back martinis from the fountain of youth. In his aptly-named new show, More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, the 6-foot-6 entertainer (whom Fred Astaire acknowledged at their first meeting in the early 1980s by saying 'You're one tall son of a bitch') danced, sang, and, like a seasoned raconteur, regaled his audience with anecdotes about his colorful career, doing it all with the boyish charm he must have possessed when as a kid growing up in Texas he dreamed about being on Broadway. (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Confirms She's Coming Back to Broadway: 'There's Big News Coming!'VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Confirms She's Coming Back to Broadway: 'There's Big News Coming!'
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Kristin Chenoweth stopped by the Bravo Clubhouse last night and told host Andy Cohen that she's coming back to Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Return to Broadway, 'Wicked' Film & More on BravoPhoto Flash: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Return to Broadway, 'Wicked' Film & More on Bravo
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Would Kristin Chenoweth consider playing Peter Pan in the upcoming NBC musical? Bravo's Andy Cohen aimed to find out when the actress appeared on last night's show (more...)

VIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Playing 'Peter Pan', 'Wicked' Film & 'Adele Dazeem' FlubVIDEO: Kristin Chenoweth Talks Playing 'Peter Pan', 'Wicked' Film & 'Adele Dazeem' Flub
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Chenoweth talks about whether she'll be in the “Wicked” movie, plus what she thought about John Travolta's “Adele Dazeem” flub at the Oscars. (more...)

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