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PTC Presents New Musical Version of A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Now thru 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Pioneer Theatre Company presents A Christmas Carol: The Musical tonight, November 30 - December 15, 2012. (more...)

Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY to Perform on GMA, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

On Wednesday, December 5th, ABC's 'Good Morning America' will air a special performance from the cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY, the Broadway musical. The holiday musical began performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7. The eight-week limited engagement runs through December 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: Tony Yazbeck, Melissa van der Schyff and More in Drury Lane's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, makes a splash with the effervescent musical comedy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, opening November 30 and running through January 13, 2013. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN features one of the largest all-star casts ever assembled on the Drury Lane stage, led by Tony Yazbeck. Yazbeck's Broadway creditsinclude starring as "Billy Flynn" in the long running revival of CHICAGO, "Phil Davis" in Irving Berlin's White Christmas, "Tulsa" in the recent revival of Gypsy starring Patti LuPone (for which he earned an Outer Critics Circle Award nomination), "Al" in A Chorus Line, Never Gonna Dance, Oklahoma! and Gypsy with Tyne Daly. His Off-Broadway credits include the City Center Encores! productions of On The Town, Gypsy, The Apple Tree, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn and Pardon My English, as well as the York Theatre production of Fanny Hill. (more...)

MEMPHIS Goes On SaleToday!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical opens at the Majestic Theatre for eight performances February 19-24, 2013. Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m., Today, November 30! (more...)

MEMPHIS Comes to Milwaukee in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, and the show that's currently blowing the roof off Broadway, opens at Marcus Center for the Performing Arts on January 8-13, 2013 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Breaking News: Ricky Martin, Elena Roger & Michael Cerveris to Depart EVITA January 26, 2013; New Stars to Be Announced
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

This record-breaking, Tony-nominated production of Tim Rice's and Andrew Lloyd Webber's landmark musical will continue its open-ended run following the original stars' departure. The new stars will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Len Cariou, Laura Osnes, Telly Leung and More Set for 54 Below Appearances This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2012

54 BELOW, the new performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, has announced the following upcoming events. (more...)

2012 BWW San Antonio Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 11/26!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 26, 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...)

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...)

Ocean State Theatre's THE WINTER WONDERETTES and SANTALAND DIARIES Open in New Space, 12/5 & 12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 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, will open in previews tonight, December 5. (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...)

Cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY Performs on GMA Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2012

Today, December 5th, ABC's 'Good Morning America' will air a special performance from the cast of A CHRISTMAS STORY, the Broadway musical. The holiday musical began performances at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on November 7. The eight-week limited engagement runs through December 30. (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...)

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

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

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Ticket Lottery Policy in Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has announced a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at The Paramount Theatre in Seattle and plays a limited two week engagement through Sunday, January 20. In Seattle, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making 20 tickets available at $25 apiece. (more...)

Andrew Samonsky to Lead SOMEWHERE IN TIME Reading, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2012

On Thursday, December 13, the upcoming musical stage adaptation of Richard Matheson's acclaimed novel and Universal Pictures film SOMEWHERE IN TIME will be presented at a private industry reading in midtown Manhattan. (more...)

2012 BWW San Antonio Regional Awards - LIVE Update - 12/3!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 3, 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 current standings below. (more...)

Photo Flash: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens at Drury Lane Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, makes a splash with the effervescent musical comedy SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, opening November 30 and running through January 13, 2013. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN features one of the largest all-star casts ever assembled on the Drury Lane stage, led by Tony Yazbeck. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Magnolia Bakery Reveals ELF Cupcake!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 3, 2012

ELF returns to Broadway this holiday season at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street). Performances began on Friday, November 9, 2012. The production plays a limited engagement of 9 weeks for the holiday season through Sunday, January 6, 2013. Magnolia Bakery just created an ELF cupcake and BroadwayWorld was there with the cast for the big reveal. Check out photo coverage below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in San Francisco - Week of 12/02/2012
by BWW - Dec 2, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/02/2012 for San Francisco (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 12/02/2012
by BWW - Dec 2, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/02/2012 for Detroit (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Des Moines - Week of 12/02/2012
by BWW - Dec 2, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/02/2012 for Des Moines (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...)

Berkeley Playhouse Opens 5th Season with THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 10/27-12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

Berkeley Playhouse opens its fifth season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's beloved final collaboration, THE SOUND OF MUSIC. Berkeley Playhouse founding Artistic Director Elizabeth McKoy helms this endearing family classic, featuring a cast of 40, with musical direction by Greg Mason and choreography by Staci Arriaga. THE SOUND OF MUSIC plays October 27 through December 2 (Press opening: October 27) at the Julia Morgan Theatre in Berkeley. (more...)

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