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Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Lead Alley Theater's RED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the 2010 Best Play Tony Award Winner, Red. (more...)

UP ON THE MARQUEE: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
by Up On The Marquee - Mar 7, 2012

Peter and the Starcatcher, a new play by Tony® Award-nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), directed by Tony® Award-winner Roger Rees (Nicholas Nickleby) and Tony® Award-nominee Alex Timbers (Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, The Pee-wee Herman Show), has an official opening night set for Sunday, April 15, 2012 at The Brooks Atkinson Theatre. The marquee is up and below we bring you a look! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Returns to Chicago for 9 Weeks This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

Broadway In Chicago today announced that the five-time Tony Award® nominated musical ROCK OF AGES is returning to Chicago this summer by popular demand, June 5- August 5, 2012, for a highly entertaining, intimate, rock concert experience at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut). Individual tickets for ROCK OF AGES go on-sale Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Steven Sater & Duncan Sheik's THE NIGHTINGALE to Play La Jolla Playhouse in July
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse just announced that The Nightingale, by the creative team behind the Tony Award-winning musical Spring Awakening: Steven Sater (book and lyrics) and Duncan Sheik (music), directed by Tony Award nominee Moises Kaufman (33 Variations), will be part of the Playhouse's 2012/2013 season. Running in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre July 10 - August 5, 2012, The Nightingale will be presented as part of the Playhouse's acclaimed Page To Stage Play Development Program. (more...)

Des McAnuff to be Honoured With a Governor General's Performing Arts Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

The Stratford Shakespeare Festival's Artistic Director Des McAnuff is the recipient of the National Arts Centre Award of the Governor General's Performing Arts Awards in recognition of his extraordinary accomplishments over the past performance year. (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces JERSEY BOYS, MEMPHIS & More for 2012-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong yesterday announced the seven productions making up the celebrated Seattle musical theater's 2012-13 season. The program features a mix of contemporary musicals and timeless classics, plus Seattle's first peek at some of Broadway's greatest new hits. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway This Week: March 5-11
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 5, 2012

Look below to see what Broadway shows are playing on each night this week. Want to know what Broadway shows have Sunday evening performances? Which Broadway shows have Wednesday matinees? Just want a quick look at all Broadway show schedules for the week? We've got the answers! (more...)

Broadway Dreams Foundation Hoping to Get Reality Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

Tigerlily Media and Freestyle Picture Company will begin test shooting this week for a new reality show that will go behind the scenes of The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF), America's premier performing arts training program. Each year BDF provides invaluable training to thousands of young performers all around the country through a series of intensive programs lead by a faculty of Broadway's biggest stars, directors, casting directors and agents. (more...)

MEMPHIS Adds 8pm Performances to March Schedule
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

Starting March 6, MEMPHIS will begin a new performance schedule:Tuesday at 7pm, Wednesday - Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesdays and Saturdays at 2pm, and Sundays at 3pm. Please check www.telecharge.com for specific information. (more...)

Broadway In Boston 2012-2013 Season to Include BOOK OF MORMON, WICKED, WAR HORSE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2012

Broadway In Boston announces the upcoming 2012-2013 Lexus Broadway Season which will include eight theatrical productions at the Boston Opera House and the venerable Citi Performing Arts Center Colonial Theatre. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 3/5; MORMON Breaks Record for 29th Time
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 5, 2012

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 3/4/2012. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: March 5-11
by BWW - Mar 5, 2012

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's feature: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Inside, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). Arriving on Broadway this week are Angela Lansbury, James Earl Jones, Eric McCormack, Michael McKean, and more in GORE VIDAL'S THE BEST MAN. The star-studded cat will begin previews at the Schoenfeld theatre tomorrow night, March 6. Get your tickets now while you still can! (more...)

Review - Assistance: Caffeinate-the-Plow
by Ben Peltz - Mar 5, 2012

In its opening moments, it would be completely understandable to assume that Assistance, Leslye Headland's viciously fun satire of the cutthroat dealings among entry-level twenty-somethings, might be mimicking David Mamet's dark comedy of film executives, Speed-the-Plow.  (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company's Marathon 33 Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Marathon 33 (M33) at the Pittsburgh Playhouse through March 4 with a preview on Feb. 23. (more...)

Talk Is Free Theatre and Show One Productions' Dani Girl Closes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

Talk Is Free Theatre (TIFT) and Show One Productions are thrilled to announce that Dora Award winner Jeff Madden will be joining the cast as Rafe in the upcoming Toronto production of Dani Girl, by Christopher Dimond and Michael Kooman. A touching, humorous and inspiring tale, this dark, original musical comedy follows a young girl's battle with cancer. Dani Girl runs until March 4, 2012 at the Theatre Passe Muraille Backspace. (more...)

Scott Wentworth and Jay Sullivan Lead Alley Theater's RED
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2012

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Alley Theatre's production of the 2010 Best Play Tony Award Winner, Red. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/2/2012
by BWW - Mar 2, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/2/2012. (more...)

Allan Knee's THE JAZZ AGE Readings Set for 3/8 & 9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2012

Jana Robbins and Craig Haffner will present industry-only staged readings presentations of The Jazz Age, a new play by Allan Knee (FINDING NEVERLAND, LITTLE WOMEN). (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces 'Without Walls' Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse has announced that its acclaimed production of Moving Arts' The Car Plays: San Diego has been extended due to popular demand. The Car Plays: San Diego will now run two additional dates: Saturday, March 10 and Sunday, March 11, with performances at 3:00 pm, 4:30 pm, 7:00 pm and 8:30 pm each day. Tickets are $25 and are available online at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

Photo Flash: Constantine Maroulis, Mark Price et al. in A NIGHT IN GOTHAM III at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

Off-Broadway's Gotham Stage Company presented their 3rd annual performance gala, A NIGHT IN GOTHAM III on Monday February 27th, 2012 at Ars Nova (511 W 54th Street, NYC). (more...)

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to Play the Van Wezel, 2/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2012

Oh, what a story. Frankie Valli, who came to fame in 1962 as the lead singer of the Four Seasons, is hotter than ever in the 21st century. Thanks to the volcanic success of the Tony-winning musical Jersey Boys, which chronicles the life and times of Frankie and his legendary group, such classic songs as "Big Girls Don't Cry," "Walk Like a Man," "Rag Doll," and "Can't Take My Eyes Off You" are all the rage all over again. (more...)

JERSEY BOY Jonathan Hadley Finds His Roots in Charlotte
by Linda Ann Watt - Feb 28, 2012

Actor, Jonathan Hadley back in Charlotte as Bob Crewe in 'Jersey Boys,' The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons. Book by Marshall Brickman & Rick Elice, Music by Bob Gaudio, Lyrics by Bob Crewe, Directed by Des McAnuff. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes To Aronoff Center, Opens 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

The tour of the Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Cincinnati. (more...)

MEMPHIS Comes to Cleveland, 2/28-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at PlayhouseSquare on Tuesday, February 28 for a limited engagement. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return to MEMPHIS, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2012

Original Broadway cast member J. Bernard Calloway will return to the company as 'Delray,' following his performance in the critically acclaimed Jitney at the Two River Theater Company. Calloway will resume performances on Tuesday, February 28th. Christopher Jackson played his final performance on Sunday, February 26th. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Headline Black History Month Presentation at City College, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

The Black Studies Program and The City College of New York invite you to a Black History Month presentation by Broadway Star Ben Vereen on Monday, February 27th at 5:30 pm. (more...)

Constantine Maroulis Set for Gotham Stage Company Gala, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

Off-Broadway's Gotham Stage Company will present their 3rd annual performance gala, A NIGHT IN GOTHAM III on Monday February 27th, 2012 at Ars Nova (511 W 54th Street, NYC). (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 2/27; DEATH OF A SALESMAN Breaks Record
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 27, 2012

Arthur Miller's DEATH OF A SALESMAN broke the house record of the Barrymore Theatre (243 West 47th Street), grossing $692,192 over seven performances for the week ending February 26, 2012. The strictly limited engagement opens Thursday, March 15, 2012. (more...)

On The Square Productions Presents SOMEWHERE SAFER Reading, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

Lauren Ferebee is the featured playwright for On the Square Productions third reading in their Write Angle Series for their 2011-2012 season. The reading of Somewhere Safer will take place on Monday, February 27th at 8pm at The Bridge Theatre at Shetler Studios (244 W 54th St., 12th Floor) This event will serve as a fundraiser/benefit for the not for profit theatre company. Somewhere Safer marks the first piece to go through the company's Square One Writing Series dedicated to providing artists a place to create and develop new work. (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta to Present WAR HORSE, SISTER ACT and More in 2012-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is set to bring five of Broadway's performances to Atlanta's majestic Fox Theatre this season. Featuring two Tony Award® winning musicals, the 2012-2013 season lineup includes WAR HORSE, Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, FLASHDANCE, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET and SISTER ACT. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway This Week: Feb. 27-March 4
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 27, 2012

Look below to see what Broadway shows are playing on each night this week. Want to know what Broadway shows have Sunday evening performances? Which Broadway shows have Wednesday matinees? Just want a quick look at all Broadway show schedules for the week? We've got the answers! (more...)

Sarofim Hall Presents JERSEY BOYS, 3/13-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

Sarofim Hall is set to bring the story of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons to the stage in Jersey Boys. The national tour will stop in Houston from March 13 through 30th. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: February 27- March 4
by BWW - Feb 27, 2012

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? Welcome to BroadwayWorld's feature: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Inside, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). It might be quiet on the Great White Way this week, but this lull won't last for long! March is right around the bend, and with it comes a handful of new Broadway productions. (more...)

Review - Beyond The Horizon: We've All Got Our Junk
by Ben Peltz - Feb 27, 2012

Though Eugene O'Neill was a grownup thirty-one years of age when Beyond The Horizon, his first full length play, opened on Broadway in 1920, the landmark domestic drama is boiling over with so much youthful angst you might expect its trio of lovers to start whipping out microphones to belt out emo rock numbers. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Closes at The Fox Theatre 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2012

The tour of the Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to St. Louis. WEST SIDE STORY will close at The Fox Theatre on February 26, 2012. (more...)

Christopher Plummer Receives Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2012

The 2012 Academy Award for Actor in a Supporting Role has been awarded to Christopher Plummer for his performance in 'Beginners.' (more...)

Almost-normal & The Landor Theatre Present LUCKY STIFF, Feb.1-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2012

Almost-normal in association with The Landor Theatre present LUCKY STIFF from Wednesday 1st to Saturday 25th February 2012. It has a book and lyrics by LYNN AHRENS and music by STEPHEN FLAHERTY. LUCKY STIFF is based on "The Man Who Broke The Bank at Monte Carlo" by Michael Butterworth. It was first produced by Playwrights Horizons Inc. off-Broadway in 1988. It was the winner of the 1988 Richard Rodgers Production Award. (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company Presents The World Premiere of Marathon 33
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Marathon 33 (M33) at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Feb. 24 - March 4 with a preview on Feb. 23. (more...)

Broadway's MEMPHIS to be Featured on GREAT PERFORMANCES February 24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

Broadway's Memphis, winner of four Tony Awards® including Best Musical, Best Score, Best Book and Best Orchestrations, comes to THIRTEEN's Great Performances Friday, February 24 at 9 p.m. on PBS (check local listings). Featuring the original Broadway cast, including Tony nominees Chad Kimball and Montego Glover, as well as Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart, Michael McGrath and Cass Morgan. Memphis is the historic first Best Musical Tony Award winner to air on U.S. national television with its original principals while simultaneously continuing a successful Broadway run and national tour. (more...)

Eric Michael Gillett, La Tanya Hall Set For Feinstein's 2/21-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

Feinstein's At Loews Regency will continue its Winter/Spring 2012 season with the debut joint engagement of director and vocalist Eric Michael Gillet and jazz singer La Tanya Hall. (more...)

Dion Bilios, Declan Egan, et al. Set for Auckland's JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

Jersey Boys - The Story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, is soon to open at the Civic Theatre, Auckland, New Zealand, with performances from 10 April, for a strictly limited season. (more...)

Photo Flash: JERSEY BOYS Arrives at Paris Las Vegas!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

The award-winning musical Jersey Boys recently re-opened at the Paris Las Vegas hotel after concluding its run at the Palazzo Las Vegas at the end of 2011. BroadwayWorld brings you the boys' arrival to their new home below. (more...)

PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Announces New Discounts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2012

The producers of Peter and the Starcatcher, a new play by Tony® Award-nominee Rick Elice (Jersey Boys), have announced that performances through April 29th are $99 (orchestra and front mezzanine) and $59 (mezzanine), when purchased by the first preview on Wednesday, March 28th. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 2/24/2012
by BWW - Feb 24, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 2/24/2012. (more...)

Conservatory Theatre Company Presents The World Premiere of Marathon 33
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present the world premiere of Marathon 33 (M33) at the Pittsburgh Playhouse Feb. 24 - March 4 with a preview on Feb. 23. (more...)

MEMPHIS Celebrates Black History With INSPIRE CHANGE Talkback Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

The Inspire Change Talkback Series celebrating Black History Month, minorities, and their impact on the entertainment industry, will begin on Thursday, February 9th. Immediately following 7pm performances of MEMPHIS on Thursdays in February, patrons will be invited to participate in a talkback about the role of minorities in various aspects of the performing arts including dance, music and theater. Each talkback will feature a guest moderator along with cast members from the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jersey Boys Gets Official Welcome at Paris Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

Pulling up in a vintage 1959 red Cadillac Convertible, the Jersey Boys were greeted by employees of Paris Las Vegas performing a special "flash mob" to "Oh What a Night." Upon exiting they were greeted by David Hoenemeyer (Regional President, Paris Las Vegas) who officially welcomed them to their new home. Seeing that David is a native of New Jersey, Jersey Boys saw it only appropriate to make him an honorary "fifth season" and give him his very own (and original) "Sherry" jacket. Check out the photos of the greeting below! (more...)

MEMPHIS Heads to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, March 13-25
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical will be presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts for two weeks, March 13-25, as part of the Ordway's 2011-2012 Theater Season. (more...)

J. Bernard Calloway to Return to MEMPHIS, 2/28; Christopher Jackson Departs 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2012

The 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced today that original Broadway cast member J. Bernard Calloway will return to the company as "Delray," following his performance in the critically acclaimed Jitney at the Two River Theater Company. Calloway will resume performances on Tuesday, February 28th. Current "Delray" Christopher Jackson will play his final performance on Sunday, February 26th. (more...)

Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, Andrew Rannells to Star in NBC's THE NEW NORMAL Pilot
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2012

Tony Award winner Ellen Barkin will star alongside stage and screen star Justin Bartha and Tony Nominee Andrew Rannells in the pilot of NBC's The New Normal, TheaterMania reports. (more...)

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