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Singer and TV Star Jenni Rivera Killed in Plane Crash
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2012

According to Deadline.com, Mexican-American singer/songwriter Jenni Rivera is believed to have been killed in a plane crash in Monterrey, Mexico, today, December 9, 2012. She was 43. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 12/09/2012
by BWW - Dec 9, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/09/2012 for San Francisco (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Killer Cast for SOMETHING¬'S AFOOT, Running Through 12/9!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2012

Find out if the butler did it when Goodspeed Musicals brings intrigue and amusement to the Opera House stage with its production of the musical whodunit SOMETHING'S AFOOT. This hilarious musical send-up of Agatha Christie-style stumpers will complete Goodspeed's 2012 season, running from October 5 - December 9 at the Goodspeed Opera House. (more...)

MEMPHIS Comes to Providence Performing Arts Center, 12/4-9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award Winner for Best Musical, comes to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) Tuesday, December 4 through Today, December 9, 2012 for a limited engagement. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Adorable Joy at 5th Avenue's ELF Abounds
by Jay Irwin - Dec 7, 2012

I'll admit I was one of the first to roll their eyes in disdain when I heard they made a musical of the Will Ferrell movie "Elf", back in 2010. "Oh Good," I thought, "another overly sweet yet bland movie adaptation designed to get families in the theater and sell merchandise (in this case, elf hats)." And so even more eye rolling occurred when the 5th Avenue Theatre announced they would be putting up a production of it this year. And while the show may be most of those things I mentioned (especially the elf hats) what it isn't is bland. More importantly what the production at the 5th Avenue manages is a super engaging and absolutely adorable evening of elfish fun. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage with Michael Strahan at Broadway Debut in ELF
by Stage Tube - Dec 6, 2012

'Extra's' AJ Calloway was backstage with Michael Strahan for his Broadway debut in ELF. Michael has two roles in the show - he plays a cop and a bell-ringing Santa. Despite playing in front of hundreds of thousands of fans during his football career, Strahan told AJ that he had some pre-performance jitters before going out in front of the 1,200 person audience. Watch the interview below! (more...)

Carla Jimenez, Eymard Cabling and More Join YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Theatre Banshee, 1/18-2/10
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Angelinos looking for a unique and satisfying "family-friendly-experience" in American music, featuring some of the best talent in the Los Angeles musical theatre world, are in for a real treat! This revised production of YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN will open at Theatre Banshee, Burbank, on January 18th thru February 10th, 2013. Produced by John Peters for J & J Productions, this warmhearted musical comedy based on the "Peanuts" comic strip, welcomes Television, Movie, Broadway Musical Theatre, & Award-Winning Stars: Carla Jimenez, Eymard Cabling, Colette Peters, Chris Duir, Chaz Feuerstine, Frankie Marrone, James Oronoz, Adam Trent, & Jennifer Strattan. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sutton Foster, Betty Buckley and More to Appear on Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series in New Orleans, Beginning 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

Five of the entertainment world's leading ladies will perform in New Orleans in 2013 as Seth Rudetsky's popular Broadway Concert Series makes the leap to NOCCA's Lupin Hall from its summer home at The Art House in Provincetown, MA. Patti LuPone, two-time Tony winner for Gypsy and as the legendary original Evita, will appear for two shows only on January 7th at 6:30 and 8:30. Sutton Foster, two-time Tony-winner for this year's Anything Goes and previously for Thoroughly Modern Millie and star of the ABC Family series Bunheads arrives for one show only on March 2nd at 7:30. Megan Mullally, two-time Emmy-winning star of TV's Will and Grace and star of Broadway's Young Frankenstein performs two shows only on April 6th at 7:30 and 9:30. Audra McDonald, a five-time Tony Award winner and recent star of Porgy and Bess on Broadway and TV's Private Practice will make her New Orleans debut with two shows only on May 18 at 7:30 and 9:30. Betty Buckley, the Tony winning legendary star of Cats and Sunset Boulevard will close the series on June 1 with two shows only at 7:30 and 9:30. The visiting Broadway artists will also be giving master classes for the NOCCA Institute's high school-aged musical theatre students. All five concerts are produced by Mark Cortale, long time producer/manager of Jeffery Roberson aka Varla Jean Merman, and will be hosted by Sirius/XM radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano. The series is sponsored exclusively by the New Orleans Hotel Collection and Gambit. Tickets can be purchased at www.broadwaynola.com or by calling 800-838-3006. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY Performs on GMA
by TV News Desk - Dec 6, 2012

The cast of the Broadway musical A CHRISTMAS STORY sang a holiday medley of songs on yesterday's 'Good Morning America' on ABC. Check out the performance below! (more...)

College Center Recap - A Look Back at 2012!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 6, 2012

Within days college students will start readying for exams and BroadwayWorld's Student Center will take its winter break. To tie you over until classes start back up in January, we brings you a look back at the college spotlights, features and guest posts of the past fall. Enjoy and we'll see you back here in January! (more...)

CINDERELLA Begins Rehearsals, Shifts Opening Night Again; Will Now Open March 3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

Rehearsals for RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S Cinderella will begin Thursday, December 6 with preview performances starting January 25 prior to Opening Night on Sunday, March 3. (The previously announced opening date of February 24 turned out to be Oscar Night.) The box office at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway at 53rd St.) will open Monday, December 17 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Lake Worth Playhouse Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, Beginning 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

The Lake Worth Playhouse brings to life the hilariously unusual musical comedy, The Drowsy Chaperone. Reveling in the classic age of theatre, the show is a comedy wrapped in the musical exploits only live theatre can provide. (more...)

Singer Jenni Rivera Set to Star in Upcoming ABC Comedy Series
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

Deadline has reported that Mexican-American singer/song writer Jenni Rivera has accepted a deal to star in a multi-camera family comedy series for ABC. The show will come from Broadway producer Robert L. Boyett and Robert Horn, who will both also write the project. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Justin Guarini, Lauren Molina, Jill Paice, and More in Rehearsal for IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE at Bucks County Playhouse
by Walter McBride - Dec 5, 2012

Bucks County Playhouse will present much anticipated 2012 holiday production, It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play by Joe Landry. Performances run from Thursday, December 13th through Sunday, December 30th at the Bucks County Playhouse (70 South Main Street). BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nic Rouleau, Syesha Mercado & Ben Platt in BOOK OF MORMON in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, just launched its Second National Tour in Chicago at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe), featuring Nic Rouleau as Elder Price, Syesha Mercado as Nabulungi & Ben Platt as Elder Cunningham. Check out just-released production shots below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kansas City and Tour Productions Reunite with Broadway's A CHRISTMAS STORY - Exclusive Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

This past month, some of the kids from prior productions of A Christmas Story, The Musical (Kansas City world premiere and 1st National Tour) reunited with the current Broadway members. Check out the shots below of their reunion! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Rings NASDAQ Opening Bell
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com.The cast rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell today, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

Broadway Concert Series and Steinway Meets Broadway Rescheduled for 1/11 & 12 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its next special event in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Friday, January 11, 2013 at 8 PM. Originally scheduled for November 2012 the concerts were moved to January due to Hurricane Sandy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with ELF's Matt Kopec and More at the Ordway
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2012

The Broadway musical ELF is currently playing Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul for a three-week run. The city's WCCO-TV got a behind-the-scenes look at the production and spoke with the lead actors, including Matt Kopec, who plays Buddy. Click below to watch! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Visits Toys For Tots
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com. The cast visited the Marine Corps Reserve 'Toys For Tots'today, and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: A CHRISTMAS STORY Cast Visits NASDAQ Times Square
by Walter McBride - Dec 20, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com.The cast rang the NASDAQ Opening Bell today, and you can check out full photo coverage from the festivities below! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Chicago Brings in $1.4 Million in First Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2012

The Second National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, broke the house record in its first week of performances at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe). The show grossed $1,493,961 for the week ending December 16. THE BOOK OF MORMON began performances on December 11, 2012, with performances through June 2, 2013. Broadway In Chicago and the show's producers have announced some tickets are still available March 5 - June 2, 2013 and due to popular demand, performances are now sold out through March 3, 2013. (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre To Open 2013 Season With STEEL MAGNOLIAS, 1/11 - 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

The 2013 Season is the year that Broadway and Hollywood meet at The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre. For its 19th Anniversary Season, the theatre has a line-up of shows that were hits both on the silver screen and on the Broadway stage. The first of these blockbuster shows, which will open the theatre's new season, is STEEL MAGNOLIAS, one of the most funny and heartwarming plays ever to appear on the stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A CHRSTMAS STORY Cast Performs at JFK Airport!
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2012

The cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY,the holiday musical that began performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7, just performed at JFK Airport as a part of the American Airlines Broadway series. The eight-week limited engagement runs through December 30. Check out their performance below! (more...)

2012 BWW San Antonio Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Kennedy and Gonzalez Tied - 12/18!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2012

Voting is now underway for the San Antonio Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Releases NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Original Cast Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Ghostlight Records has announced the debut digital release of the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed musical No Way To Treat A Lady today, December 18. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Releases NOW. HERE. THIS. Cast Recording Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2012

Ghostlight Records announced that they will release the Original Cast Recording of the Vineyard Theatre's production of NOW. HERE. THIS. today, December 18, 2012 in both digital and physical CD formats. (more...)

Win a Walk-On Role in Broadway's ELF; Contest Ends Today!
by Contests Broadway - Dec 17, 2012

If you've ever dreamed of setting foot on a Broadway stage, here's your chance! This winter, one person's holiday wish will come true with a walk-on role in ELF THE MUSICAL! Contest ends today so hurry and scroll below to find out how to enter! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Play Las Vegas in Summer 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2012

The National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, will play Las Vegas as part of The Smith Center for the Performing Arts 2013-14 Broadway Las Vegas Season in the summer of 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 12/16/2012
by BWW - Dec 16, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/16/2012 for San Francisco (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Goes On Sale Today in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The producers of the national tour of the new musical THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh announce that single tickets will go on sale today, December 14, 2012 at 9 AM for the Pittsburgh engagement. Tickets begin at $36 and will be available at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, by visiting www.TrustArts.org, or by calling (412) 456-4800. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Sutton Foster Chats BUNHEADS, Working With 'Bro' Hunter Foster & Returning to Broadway
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 14, 2012

The multi-talented actress chats exclusively with BWW about the upcoming season of Bunheads, (which features a guest star appearance by her real-life brother, Broadway star Hunter Foster!) and reveals why she hopes to return to Broadway 'sometime soon'! (more...)

GIANT Original Cast Album Coming in Spring 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that the cast of the acclaimed epic musical GIANT will enter the recording studio in January to create an original cast album, which will be released by Ghostlight Records in spring 2013. GIANT officially opened at The Public on November 15 and features a book by Sybille Pearson, music and lyrics by Michael John LaChiusa, and direction by Michael Greif. The show will end its limited run at The Public Theater at Astor Place on Sunday, December 16 following a final two-week extension. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lisa Lambert Plays Broadway at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2012

On Monday night, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented the Tony Award-winning co-creator of Drowsy Chaperone, Lisa Lambert in concert with a few of her extremely talented friends. Scroll below for photos! (more...)

SPAMALOT Returns to DC This April
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python's Spamalot, will return to the fair city of Washington, D.C., for a final one-week only engagement April 10 through 14 at The National Theatre. (more...)

Viacom CEO Comments on THE BOOK OF MORMON Movie Plans
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

According to Variety, Viacom CEO Philippe Dauman recently commented on a potential movie version of 'South Park' creators' Trey Parker and Matt Stone's hit Broadway musical The Book of Mormon. Viacom owns Comedy Central, which airs 'South Park'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Katy Perry & John Mayer Visit A CHRISTMAS STORY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

A Christmas Story, The Musical arrives on Broadway at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre just in time for the 2012 holiday season. Based on the 1983 movie perennial, the musical plays an eight-week limited engagement through December 30. Tickets are now on sale at www.AChristmasStoryTheMuscial.com or www.TicketMaster.com. Katy Perry and John Mayor just visited the show and you can check out photos of them backstage below! (more...)

Lyric Stage Company of Boston Presents Moises Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS, 1/4-2/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2012

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston presents Moises Kaufman's 33 VARIATIONS, January 4 - February 2, 2013. (more...)

Riverdale Rising Stars Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE, 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Ring in the holiday season with a special one night-only performance of IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, to be performed on December 22, 2012 at 8pm at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre's SANTALAND DIARIES Opens in New Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit which brought new life to the historic Theatre By The Sea for the past five years, has announced the opening of their first two productions at their new state-of-the-Art Theatre located at 1245 Jefferson Boulevard in Warwick. Something "Naughty & Nice" for the Holidays, which features productions of both SantaLand Diaries and The Winter Wonderettes, opened in previews on Wednesday, December 5. (more...)

Syesha Mercado Joins THE BOOK OF MORMON as 'Nabulungi' in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2012

According to the Chicago Tribune, American Idol finalist Syesha Mercado has joined the cast of The Book of Mormon in Chicago and will be playing the featured role of 'Nabulungi'. Stephanie Umoh previously played the role. No details have been released on why she left. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery for Chicago Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a day-of-show drawing for the Second National Tour, which launches in Chicago on December 11, 2012 at the Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe). In Chicago, the production will conduct a pre-show drawing at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 each. Performances are sold out December 11, 2012 - March 3, 2013. Tickets are still available for performances March 5 - June 2, 2013. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Goes On Sale 12/14 in Pittsburgh
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

The producers of the national tour of the new musical THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, and PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh announce that single tickets will go on sale December 14, 2012 at 9 AM for the Pittsburgh engagement. Tickets begin at $36 and will be available at the Box Office at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, by visiting www.TrustArts.org, or by calling (412) 456-4800. (more...)

Ghostlight Records to Release NOW. HERE. THIS. Cast Recording, Dec 18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2012

Ghostlight Records announced today that they will release the Original Cast Recording of the Vineyard Theatre's production of NOW. HERE. THIS. on December 18, 2012 in both digital and physical CD formats. (more...)

Buck Creek Players Announce 40th Anniversary 2013-2014 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Buck Creek Players is proud to announce their 40th Anniversary Season in 2013-2014! The community theater will present Neil Simon's Rumors, Pat Cook's The Little Town of Christmas, The Women by Clare Boothe Luce, Carie, and Beauty and the Beast, Jr. (more...)

2012 BWW San Antonio Regional Awards - LIVE Update - Melissa Gonzalez and More in the Lead - 12/10!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 10, 2012

Voting is now underway for the San Antonio Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. Check out the live standings below. (more...)

FILLY BROWN Film Crew, Co-Stars Release Statement on Jenni Rivera's Death
by Movies News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Following the passing of Mexican-American singer/songwriter and actress Jenni Rivera, collaborators on her last film, FILLY BROWN, have released statements on her death. (more...)

Lisa Lambert Celebrates 50th Birthday with Birdland Concert to Benefit BC/EFA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Lisa Lambert is turning 50 and she's opening her trunk...of songs. Tonight, December 10 at 7pm, Lisa and her guests Jonathan Crombie, David Cromer, Cole Escola, Cady Huffman, Troy Britton Johnson, Beth Leavel, and Greg Morrison visit The Drowsy Chaperone, "Slings & Arrows," "Skippy's Rangers: The Show They Never Gave," and an assortment of her other delightful, sometimes misguided, musical comedy ventures. This concert will be part of the long-running Broadway at Birdland concert series, with all proceeds going to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Ghostlight Records to Release NO WAY TO TREAT A LADY Original Cast Recording, Dec 18
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Ghostlight Records has announced the debut digital release of the Original Cast Recording of the acclaimed musical No Way To Treat A Lady on Tuesday, December 18. (more...)

Tony Award Winners Join BULLETS OVER BROADWAY Creative Team; Scenic Design by Santo Loquasto, Costumes by William Ivey Long and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2012

Producers Letty Aronson and Julian Schlossberg have just announced a creative team of award winning Broadway veterans for the world premiere production of BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, the new Broadway musical adaptation of Woody Allen's and Douglas McGrath's screenplay of the 1994 film. (more...)

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