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ATC Opens Season with BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2010

Ginger Rogers danced her way into our hearts in the arms of Fred Astaire, setting the gold standard for grace and elegance on the silver screen. In her surprising true-life story, we follow her from the vaudeville stage at the age of 15 through her ascension to Hollywood goddess. BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS tells the story of this legendary dancer, singer and actress through the music of some of the 20th century's greatest composers and with plenty of dance numbers worthy of the Hollywood icon. BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from September 10 through October 2. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from October 7 through October 24. The Tucson media sponsors for the 2010-2011 season are Tucson Lifestyle, KGUN9 and MIX-FM. Arizona Theatre Company's season sponsors are I. Michael and Beth Kasser. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS 11/11-12/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2010

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the uplifting holiday musical A Civil War Christmas: An American Musical Celebration. (more...)

Legendary Mitzi Gaynor Plays the Welk Resort
by Don Grigware - Sep 7, 2010

Legendary Mitzi Gaynor is currently on a limited tour of the latest incarnation of her Mitzi Gaynor Razzle Dazzle and now in her 70s, Gaynor continues to spread love, warmth and happpiness wherever she appears. Such was the case in Escondido Labor Day weekend, where she gave five sold out performances at the Lawrence Welk Resort Theater. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: ELF!
by Jessica Lewis - Sep 7, 2010

As BroadwayWorld has previously reported, Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features will present the new Broadway musical ELF, starring Tony® Award winner Beth Leavel (Emily), Tony® Award nominee Mark Jacoby (Walter), Matthew Gumley (Michael), Valerie Wright (Deb), Michael McCormick (Mr. Greenway), Michael Mandell (Store Manager) and six-time Emmy® Award winner George Wendt (Santa) this season. Full casting, including the lead roles of Buddy and Jovie, will be announced shortly. (more...)

Photo Flash: Marriott's A CHORUS LINE Releases Production Photos
by BWW Photo Special - Sep 7, 2010

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical A CHORUS LINE leaps, turns and taps its way to center stage at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, previewing September 1, opening Sunday, September 12 at 5 p.m. and running through October 31. A CHORUS LINE is directed by Mark Lococo and choreographed by Rachel Rockwell. The iconic musical stars Broadway veteran Mara Davi as Cassie, who starred in the Broadway revival. She has also been seen on Broadway in WHITE CHRISTMAS as Judy and in The Drowsy Chaperone as Janet, and boasts multiple Off-Broadway and regional credits. A CHORUS LINE is the longest running American musical in Broadway history, and is conceived and originally choreographed and directed by Michael Bennett, featuring a book by James Kirkwood and Nicholas Dante, music by Marvin Hamlisch and lyrics by Edward Kleban. (more...)

KCTS 9 Features IN THE HEIGHTS on Spotlight Night, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2010

As The 5th Avenue prepares for the first show of its 2010-11 season, the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights (September 28-October 17), it announces several special events designed to enhance and support the performances, including a TV special on KCTS 9, a dedicated Spotlight Night, and a series of Show Talks during the production's run. (more...)

TRUST Closes at 2nd Stage 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor will co-star in the world premiere comedy TRUST, written by Paul Weitz, directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST will begin previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) and officially open on Thursday, August 12. The production runs through September 5. (more...)

Old Globe Presents ROBINS AND THE 7 HOODS, LAST ROMANCE, et. al. from July to October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2010

The Old Globe announces their schedule for July through October. It includes the conclusion of the 2010 Shakespeare Festival, the world premiere of ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS, the west coast premiere of THE LAST ROMANCE and WELCOME TO ARROYO'S, and Neil Simon's plays, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and BROADWAY BOUND. There also will be several educational programs for children. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square Presents THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, 8/13-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2010

It all begins when a die-hard musical fan plays his favorite cast album, a 1928 smash hit called 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' and the show magically bursts to life. We are instantly immersed in the glamorous, hilarious tale of a celebrity bride and her uproarious wedding day, complete with thrills and surprises that take both the cast and the audience soaring to the rafters. 'You're unlikely to have as funny an evening of theater this season as you will at this hilarious, side-splitting show.' -WNBC-TV (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company Presents HAMLET, 9/17-10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2010

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Shakespeares tragedy, 'Hamlet.' The show runs September 17 through October 2, 2010. (more...)

Twitter Watch: ELF Joins Twitter!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2010

Twitter Watch shines a BWW spotlight on ELF, the new Broadway musical opening at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on November 14, 2010. The show has just opened its Twitter account and BroadwayWorld brings you their first Tweet below. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Presents ONCE UPON A TIME IN NEW JERSEY 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2010

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director), producers of this summer's critically-acclaimed With Glee, will present the New York premiere of Susan DiLallo and Stephen Weiner's multiple award-winning musical comedy Once Upon a Time in New Jersey at The Hudson Guild Theatre beginning October 2, 2010. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents DROWSY CHAPERONE, 9/10-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2010

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the award-winning musical comedy, 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' Friday, Sept. 10-Sunday, Oct. 3. Tickets may be purchased at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.; by phone at 515-277-6261; and online at www.dmplayhouse.com. 'The Drowsy Chaperone' is sponsored by Principal Financial Group. (more...)

Marriott Theatre Presents A CHORUS LINE, Previews Begin 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2010

The Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical A CHORUS LINE leaps, turns and taps its way to center stage at the Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, previewing September 1, opening Sunday, September 12 at 5 p.m. and running through October 31. (more...)

SOPAC Forms Midtown Direct Rep Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2010

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) today announced the formation of Midtown Direct Rep, a new theater company in residence comprised of a group of accomplished theater artists who call Maplewood/South Orange home. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 1st, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 1, 2010

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Jeff Award nominations, Broadway In Chicago's 2011 Spring Series, Fox Valley Theatricals, Midwest New Musicals, Super September, 'Candide,' more.... (more...)

Siobhan McCarthy to Star in Gatehouse's DROWSY CHAPERONE; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2010

Siobhan McCarthy stars in title role (more...)

London Fringe Premieres THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2010

Ovation in association with Alex Segal will present The London Fringe Premiere of The Drowsy Chaperone by Lisa Lambert, Don McKellar, Bob Martin and Greg Morrison. The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical will also be presented by arrangement with Josef Weinberger Limited on behalf of Music Theatre International of New York. Performances are scheduled to run 23 September 2010 - 31 October 2010. (more...)

AN EVENING With SUTTON FOSTER Plays Balboa Theater 10/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2010

Sutton Foster, the beautiful and delightful Tony Award-winning star of Thoroughly Modern Millie, The Drowsy Chaperone, Little Women, Young Frankenstein and Shrek the Musical is returning to San Diego for One Night Only in the historic and intimate BALBOA THEATRE, Friday October 1, 2010; with 'AN EVENING With SUTTON FOSTER, MICHAEL RAFTER Music Director,' as a Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation. (more...)

KCTS 9 Features IN THE HEIGHTS on Spotlight Night, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2010

As The 5th Avenue prepares for the first show of its 2010-11 season, the Tony Award-winning musical In the Heights (September 28-October 17), it announces several special events designed to enhance and support the performances, including a TV special on KCTS 9, a dedicated Spotlight Night, and a series of Show Talks during the production's run. (more...)

2009-2010 Jeff Award Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2010

The Jeff Awards announced 162 nominations in 31 categories for Chicago Equity theatrical productions which opened between August 1, 2009, and July 31, 2010. (more...)

Dennehy, Letts, et al. Among Jeff Award Noms; Dunagan, Fields to Host Ceremony 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2010

The Jeff Awards for Chicago Equity theater announced this year's nominees. Productions that opened between August 1, 2009 and July 31, 2010 were eligible for nominations. (more...)

MIDDLETOWN Awarded Inaugural Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2010

Will Eno's MIDDLETOWN - which will receive its World-Premiere at the Vineyard Theatre (108 East 15th Street) with previews beginning October 13, and opening officially on November 3 - is the inaugural recipient of the newly established Horton Foote Prize for Promising New American Play, it was announced by Mari Marchbanks, Founder and Executive Director of The Horton Foote Prize. (more...)

Foster and Rudetsky Team Up for THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG Benefit, 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2010

Theyre_playing_Sour_Song_20010101 Broadway darling Sutton Foster and Seth Rudetsky are teaming up on a concert version of They're Playing Our Song to benefit The Actor's Fund on August 30 at the Gerald W. Lynch Theatre at John Jay College in New York City. The concert will be directed and choreographed by Denis Jones and musical directed by Steve Freeman. Additional casting details are forthcoming. (more...)

SPAMALOT Closes At Main State Music Theatre 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2010

For the final show of its 2010 season, Maine State Music Theatre will produce the famous, farcical musical, SPAMALOT. (more...)

MACBETH Closes at Riverside Park 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2010

Pulse Ensemble Theatre's Harlem Summer Shakespeare production of 'Macbeth,' which was to be presented in Riverbank State Park's park's indoor theater facility August 12-28, has been shifted at the last moment to the park's Amphitheater on the same dates, making it possible to present the production under the stars. (more...)

Pulse Ensemble Closes Macbeth in Afghanistan 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2010

As the culminating event of its twentieth season, Pulse Theatre Ensemble, under the direction of Alexa Kelly, will present a Free Shakespeare production of 'Macbeth' in Governors Island August 7-8 and Riverbank State Park August 12-28. (more...)

Civic Center Announces 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL Tour Tickets On Sale 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2010

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines announces tickets for the upcoming 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL tour will go on sale on Friday, August 27th at 10AM. Tickets may be purchased at the box office, at all Ticketmaster locations, by phone at (800) 745-8000 and online at CivicCenter.org. Tickets range from $20 to $56. The national tour of 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL will be in Des Moines from Tuesday, October 12th to Sunday, October 17th. (more...)

Des Moines Community Playhouse Presents DROWSY CHAPERONE, 9/10-10/3
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2010

The Des Moines Community Playhouse presents the award-winning musical comedy, 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' Friday, Sept. 10-Sunday, Oct. 3. Tickets may be purchased at the Playhouse ticket office, 831 42nd St.; by phone at 515-277-6261; and online at www.dmplayhouse.com. 'The Drowsy Chaperone' is sponsored by Principal Financial Group. (more...)

Felicia P. Fields, Paula Scrofano & More Set For Northlight Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans announce casting for the first half of the season. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents WHAT THE BUTLER SAW 9/11-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

The Gallery Players announces casting and creative team for the first show of its 44th season, Joe Orton's What The Butler Saw. Directed by Zac Hoogendyk, this macabre, hilarious farce about sex and marriage runs September 11-26, 2010. ? (more...)

Cape Rep Announces SIDE MAN For 2010 25th Anniversary Season 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Cape Rep Theatre will continue its 25th Anniversary Season on September 16 with Warren Leight's Side Man. Victoria E. Flores will direct. Performances will continue for 5 weeks through October 17. Performances take place on Thursday, Friday and Saturday at 8pm and 2pm on Sunday. There will be an additional performance on Wednesday, October 6 at 7pm. Tickets are currently available as part of a 3 play subscription. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Jason Alexander to Star in THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG for Reprise
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Stephanie J. Block, Broadway star of '9 to 5: The Musical,' 'Wicked,' 'The Pirate Queen,' and 'The Boy From Oz,' will star opposite Jason Alexander, Artistic Director of Reprise Theatre Company, in 'They're Playing Our Song,' the opening production of the company's 2010-2011 season, playing September 28 to October 10 (press opening September 29) at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

SPAMALOT Comes To Durham Performing Arts Center 5/24-25/2011
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical of 2005, Monty Python's Spamalot, will visit the fair city of Durham for two performances on May 24 & 25, 2011 at DPAC, Durham Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Day, Garrison Join Vineyard Theatre's MIDDLETOWN 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Johanna Day (Vineyard's HOW I LEARNED TO DRIVE, Tony Award nominee for PROOF) and David Garrison (Tony nominee for A DAY IN HOLLYWOOD..., 'Married with Children,' TITANIC) will join the previously announced Linus Roache, Heather Burns, Georgia Engel, and Michael Park in the World-Premiere of Will Eno's play MIDDLETOWN, it has been announced by Douglas Aibel, Artistic Director for the Vineyard Theatre, full casting below. (more...)

Photo Flash: launch of SOPAC Midtown Direct Rep Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) today announced the formation of Midtown Direct Rep, a new theater company in residence comprised of a group of accomplished theater artists who call Maplewood/South Orange home. (more...)

Faith Prince Leads BILLY ELLIOT 2nd National Tour as 'Wilkinson;' Cast Complete
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions announced the full casting today for the second national tour of Billy Elliot the Musical beginning October 30 at the Durham Performing Arts Center. Tony Award-winner Faith Prince stars as Mrs. Wilkinson along with Giuseppe Bausilio, Michael Dameski, Kylend Hetherington, Lex Ishimoto and Daniel Russell in the role of 'Billy.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Dolly Parton Promotes 9 TO 5 Tour
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 24, 2010

Check out this video of the legendary Dolly Parton promoting the 9 to 5 national tour, which will be kicking off in Nashville at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center. The first national tour of 9 to 5: THE MUSICAL featuring music and lyrics by Dolly Parton is coming to Ovens Auditorium Oct. 5-10. Charlotte is only the third stop on the tour. (more...)

TMP to Include DROWSY CHAPERONE, HAIRSPRAY, et al. in 2010-11 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

Marvelous! Outrageous! How else can you describe TMP's 17th season of presenting live musical theater in Tacoma? Our thrilling 2010-2011 season includes six incredible shows on the TMP Mainstage and three exciting productions just for families from the Tacoma Children's Musical Theater. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES Breaks Box Office Records At Stages St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

STAGES ST. LOUIS is proud to report the box office numbers for the Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon production Promises, Promises. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES to Have Cast of 30, Orchestra of 16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

Yesterday evening, August 23, the Times Talk hosted a Q&A and discussion with the ANYTHING GOES team, two-time Tony Award-winning director Kathleen Marshall and Tony-winning star Sutton Foster at The Times Center. Next Spring, Roundabout Theatre Company will present a new Broadway production of ANYTHING GOES, starring Foster as 'Reno Sweeney.' Directed & choreographed by Marshall, ANYTHING GOES will begin performances March 10th, 2011 and officially open on April 7th, 2011 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (more...)

Cox and Adams Exit LA CAGE; Allyce Beasley & Matt Anctil Join Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, winner of three 2010 Tony Awards, including Best Revival of a Musical, welcomes new cast members Allyce Beasley and Matt Anctil to the company. The production, starring five-time Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer and Tony and Olivier Award winner Douglas Hodge, is playing at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). (more...)

Alexander, Baer & More Set For POPART: The Musical At NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), in association with Extra-Ordinary Productions, present the new musical POPart: The Musical with Book & Lyrics by Daryl Lisa Fazio, and Music by Aaron McAllister, directed by Chad Larabee with music direction by Andrew Smithson and choreography by DJ Gray. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Fest Welcomes AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

An Evening with Sutton Foster plays This Sunday at Berkshire Theatre Festival 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA 01262 (more...)

Voices, Feet And The Beat Reign Supreme In Oakbrook's 'Hot Mikado'
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 22, 2010

In the spring of 1939, two musical adaptations of Gilbert and Sullivan's 1885 music theater masterpiece "The Mikado" opened on Broadway. One, which had originated in Chicago, was called "The Swing Mikado." The other, which producer Mike Todd created when he was prevented from producing "The Swing Mikado" himself, was called "The Hot Mikado." (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Festival Welcomes Sutton Foster in Concert, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire is pleased to announce that Tony® award winner Sutton Foster will be bringing her cabaret performance An Evening with Sutton Foster to Berkshire Theatre Festival on August 22 at 7pm on the historic Main Stage. Tickets for the evening are $25 and $45, with a limited number of VIP tickets at $70. VIP tickets feature prime seating locations and admission to an exclusive post-show reception featuring the artists. This evening of song and laughter, presented with her Musical Director Michael Rafter accompanying, is fueled by Ms. Foster's sparkling wit and incredible voice. Songs for the evening are drawn from her critically-acclaimed debut solo album Wish and from the stage roles that have helped make her famous, such as Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Drowsy Chaperone. (more...)

Sutton Foster Announces Upcoming Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Sutton Foster will bring her concert, 'An Evening with Sutton Foster' on tour this year, playing shows in New York, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, and more. (more...)

Kennedy Center Presents MARY POPPINS, Closes 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

Producers Cameron Mackintosh, Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and the Kennedy Center are pleased to announce full casting for the Washington, DC engagement of Mary Poppins. (more...)

Old Globe Presents ROBINS AND THE 7 HOODS, LAST ROMANCE, et. al. from July to October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

The Old Globe announces their schedule for July through October. It includes the conclusion of the 2010 Shakespeare Festival, the world premiere of ROBIN AND THE 7 HOODS, the west coast premiere of THE LAST ROMANCE and WELCOME TO ARROYO'S, and Neil Simon's plays, BRIGHTON BEACH MEMOIRS and BROADWAY BOUND. There also will be several educational programs for children. (more...)

Bean, Meriwether et al. Lead Goodspeed's RADIO GIRL 7/29-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals will bring the delightful new musical comedy Radio Girl to the stage this summer at The Norma Terris Theatre, its home for developing new works in Chester, Conn. Based on the beloved story of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, this wholesome tale will charm audiences of all ages July 29 through August 22. (more...)

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