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Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Opening Night Party
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 9, 2010

THE ADDAMS FAMILY opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. BroadwayWorld.com was there to cover the opening night party at the Marriot Marquis! (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 4/9/2010
by - Apr 9, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 4/9/2010. (more...)

Lane Calls ADDAMS FAMILY His 'Farewell to the Musical Theatre'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

In a recent interview with 'The Daily Beast,' ADDAMS FAMILY star Nathan Lane talked about his role in the musical, theater columnist Michael Riedel, and a possible good-bye to musical theater. (more...)

Aduba, Sax, Duncan et al. Lead Kansas City Rep's VENICE, 4/9 - 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

Rehearsals begin today at Kansas City Repertory Theatre for the world premiere production of Venice, an explosive new musical written by Rep artistic director Eric Rosen and Matt Sax, creators of the hit hip hop musical Clay. (more...)

Queens Theatre in the Park Presents 3 MO' DIVAS 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents 3 Mo' Divas, on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 8pm at Queens College in Colden Auditorium, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY. Tickets are $40 and $38 and are available through the Colden Auditorium Box Office at 718-793-8080. Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey is the series media sponsor. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat Opening Night of The Addams Family
by Broadway Beat - Apr 9, 2010

THE ADDAMS FAMILY opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. Broadway Beat was on hand to welcome the new musical to Broadway and brings you interviews with the cast and creative - plus clips from the show! (more...)

NEA's Chairman Rocco Landesman Featured In New York Times
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2010

Since his appointment as Chairman for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA), Broadway theatre producer Rocco Landesman has stirred up the status quo in the federal agency with his assertive style and outspoken nature. A feature story in the New York times taks a look at Landesman's tenure thus far, including his stance against a bureaucratic status quo, and his push to extend funding options for artistic programs. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MEMPHIS Celebrates CD Release at Barnes & Noble
by Rachel Heng - Apr 9, 2010

The original musical MEMPHIS celebrated the retail release of their Original Cast Recording with an in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes and Noble Lincoln Center this week. The event featured musical performances by stars Chad Kimball, Montego Glover, Derrick Baskin, J. Bernard Calloway, James Monroe Iglehart and Cass Morgan. Following the performance, the cast signed CDs along with creative team members David Bryan, Joe DiPietro, and Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY Red Carpet
by Walter McBride - Apr 9, 2010

THE ADDAMS FAMILY opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. BroadwayWorld.com was there to cover the starry red carpet! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ADDAMS FAMILY - Opening Night Curtain Call
by Walter McBride - Apr 9, 2010

THE ADDAMS FAMILY opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. BroadwayWorld.com was there to cover the opening night! (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

THE ADDAMS FAMILY is currently in previews and opens at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. In anticipation of its highly anticipated opening this week, BroadwayWorld brings you the first production photos! (more...)

MEMPHIS Celebrates 200th Performance on Broadway 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

MEMPHIS, the musical that is currently BLOWING THE ROOF OFF BROADWAY celebrates its 200th performance on Saturday, April 10th at 8pm at the Shubert Theatre. Cast and crew will celebrate this milestone in true MEMPHIS style with dinner from Carmine's and cake between shows. (more...)

Whipped Into Shape: @BroadwayGirlNYC's Broadway Workout Mix
by BroadwayGirl NYC - Apr 8, 2010

Now that the sun is shining in Manhattan again, the idea of going for a run doesn't seem quite as daunting as it did when it involved trudging through 18 inches of snow or wearing a million layers. So, in honor of the newly agreeable weather, I've decided to share with you my Broadway showtunes workout mix. I listen to this when I'm jogging around Manhattan -- I particularly love the paths along the Hudson River. (Plenty of opportunities for Broadway sightings here, BTW; I've seen Cheyenne Jackson several times!) (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek at THE ADDAMS FAMILY!
by Craig Brockman - Apr 8, 2010

THE ADDAMS FAMILY opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010. BroadwayWorld brings you this sneak peek at the highly anticipated musical with highlights from the show! (more...)

Director David Galligan Talks S.T.A.G.E. Original Cast
by Don Grigware - Apr 7, 2010

Prolific musical stage director David Galligan helms another S.T.A.G.E. benefit this year for one night only on Saturday, May 1 at the Luckman Theatre entitled Original Cast, featuring stars who originated their roles on Broadway or in LA. Galligan has been interviewed many times over during the past several years, so I was hard put to think of a question that has not been asked of him. Therefore, we got right to the bottom line of what makes this year's different from all the other S.T.A.G.E. shows. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: JERSEY BOYS Resumes Performances Tonight, 4/7, Following Electrical Fire Cancellations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

Today's matinee performance (April 7) of Broadway's Jersey Boys at the August Wilson Theatre on 52nd Street in New York City has been cancelled due to an electrical fire last night on West 52nd Street (not connected to the theatre). The Jersey Boys producers have been notified by the authorities that it will not be possible to have a performance this afternoon. The problem should be solved this afternoon to make sure there is a performance tonight. Exchanges for today's matinee performance can be arranged at the point of purchase. (more...)

Finley, Dotson, Burns et al. Set for SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Paper Mill Playhouse, 4/7-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) is proud to announce casting for Smokey Joe's Café. Directed by Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones, Smokey Joe's Café will run at the Millburn theater from April 7 through May 2, 2010. Smokey Joe's Café is proudly sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of Paper Mill Playhouse. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE 4/7-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) is proud to announce its mainstage production of Smokey Joe's Café. Directed by Artistic Director, Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Denis Jones (MTV's Legally Blonde: The Search for the Next Elle Woods), Smokey Joe's Café will run at the Millburn theater from April 7 through May 2, 2010. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Cancelled Tonight Due to Nearby Electrical Fire
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2010

Due to a nearby electrical fire, Jersey Boys has been cancelled tonight on Broadway. Refunds are available at the point of purchase. Several underground explosions occured this afternoon in a manhole in Times Square which resulted in a three-alarm fire as an underground transformer burst into flames. Multiple buildings were evacuated in the areas as firefighters investigage. (more...)

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport Presents BROADWAY DREAMS 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its next special event in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, April 17th at 8 PM with Broadway Dreams. Produced exclusively for the John W. Engeman Theater by New York Casting Director Stephen DeAngelis, five of Broadway's finest vocalists will celebrate some of their most memorable musical moments from 'The Great White Way', display their great versatility and share amusing behind-the-scenes anecdotes. (more...)

Rebecca Spencer at the Castle on the Hudson, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2010

Dobbs Ferry's own Rebecca Spencer ('Jekyll & Hyde') will be the final act for The Castle on the Hudson's Cabaret at The Castle series. The performance will take place May 16th at 8 p.m. (more...)

FRANKIE VALLI AND THE FOUR SEASONS Come To The Fox Theater 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

'Oh What a Night' it will be when the original Jersey Boy Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons take center stage at the Fox Theatre on Friday, April 16 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Heads Into Recording Studio, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

The cast of THE ADDAMS FAMILY is set to head into the studio on April 19th to record the show's previously announced cast recording produced by Decca Broadway. The cast recording is set to be released this June. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 4/16/2010
by - Apr 16, 2010

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 4/16/2010. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

Senator McCain Meets With GI Jams Founders To Welcome 3 Musical Soldiers Home From Iraq
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

Senator John McCain met with hit songwriter/artist/producers Denny Randell and Biddy Schippers in Downtown Scottsdale, AZ, this last Saturday, April 10, 2010, during a welcome home event for one of their GI Jams(TM) musical groups. Randell & Schippers are the founders and co-directors of GI Jams(TM), the new and fast growing company and project they founded to showcase and support the musical talents of U.S. military artists, and were in Scottsdale to welcome home the three members of the GIJams.com musical group, Joe Speed Band, from active duty in Iraq. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Billboard Top Cast Albums Chart: Week Ending 4/17/2010
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

Billboard's Top Cast Albums chart for week ending 4/17/2010. (more...)

Queens Theatre in the Park Presents 3 MO' DIVAS 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2010

Queens Theatre in the Park (QTP) presents 3 Mo' Divas, on Saturday, April 24, 2010 at 8pm at Queens College in Colden Auditorium, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY. Tickets are $40 and $38 and are available through the Colden Auditorium Box Office at 718-793-8080. Time Warner Cable of New York and New Jersey is the series media sponsor. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 14th, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 14, 2010

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to New York. 'Billy Elliot,' 'The Addams Family,' 'Million Dollar Quartet,' Theater Wit, 'Bloom,' Sutton Foster, more..... (more...)

Dreamlight Theatre Co Presents JUST AHEAD 4/26 With Jordan, Prince & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

An amazing ensemble of Broadway talent will assemble on April 26th to perform the music of Will Reynolds, including: Jeannette Bayrdelle (Hair, The Color Purple) Sara Jean Ford (Finian's Rainbow, Anyone Can Whistle',) Jeremy Jordan (West Side Story, Rock of Ages), Carrie Manolakos (Wicked, Mama Mia) and Zachary Prince (Jersey Boys). (more...)

26th Annual S.T.A.G.E. Benefit Held At Luckman Auditorium 5/1; Daly, Young To Star
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

S.T.A.G.E.-the annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-marks its 26th presentation with a change in concept and a return to a familiar venue. Rather than its traditional salute to the music of a particular composer, this year's S.T.A.G.E. is entitled ORIGINAL CAST and will feature artists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown Visits Students Of Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

Tony Award-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown returned to Broadway Artists Alliance of New York City to lead a master class in Song Interpretation and Audition Technique on April 10th. (more...)

Texas Performing Arts Announces Their 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2010

In our first official season since changing our name to Texas Performing Arts, we aspire to present programming that, 'more intentionally aligns with the academic mission of the University of Texas, increases student arts participation and engagement, and leverages our relationships with other community based arts and cultural organizations,' according to Texas Performing Arts Director and Associate Dean Kathy Panoff. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Sets Box Office Record For 2nd Time In Charlotte
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

The Charlotte, NC engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning musical Jersey Boys broke the box office record for the second time at the Belk Theatre, part of the Broadway Lights Series presented by the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center, for the week ending April 11. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, WICKED Part Of Fox Cities PAC's 2010-11 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center announces its biggest season to date, unveiling the 2010/11 Season line-up including the Wisconsin premiere of the smash-hit musical Jersey Boys, a return engagement of WICKED and an impressive Boldt Arts Alive! Series with performances including the circus arts phenomenon Cirque Dreams Illumination. (more...)

NY Times Compares ADDAMS FAMILY Critical Reaction To Smashing Box Office
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

Patrick Healy of The New York Times discusses the critical reviews of new musical The Addams Family and their impact on the box office. (more...)

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines Presents An Evening With Sutton Foster 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

The Civic Center of Greater Des Moines welcomes Tony Award® winning actress and singer Sutton Foster in An Evening with Sutton Foster to Civic Center's Temple Theater for one night only cabaret performance on Thursday, May 13 at 7:30 p.m. Seating will be limited. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' Crewell Presents 'Sing for My Sister' Benefit Feat. Kimball et al, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

Broadway's Kevin Crewell will be producing Sing For My Sister: A Benefit Concert on May 10. The event is to feature the talents of Donna McKechnie, Mary Beth Peil, Paige Davis, Will Chase, Aaron Lazar, Felicia Finley, Dan Reichard, Christiane Noll, Robert Petkoff, Steven Goldsmith, Shonn Wiley, Michael Cunio, and Michael Ingersoll. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS' Crewell Presents 'Sing for My Sister' Benefit Feat. Kimball et al, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2010

Kevin Crewell, who starred as Bob Crewe in the Chicago company of Jersey Boys, will be producing Sing For My Sister: A Benefit Concert on May 10. (more...)

BWW Reviews: See the Phenomenon THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at the Hippodrome
by Charles Shubow - Apr 13, 2010

It seems like only yesterday I saw the original Broadway cast of Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, but it was 22 years ago when it garnered seven 1988 Tony Awards including Best Musical. The first viewing of this phenomenon will almost always never be forgotten. This is such a classic, the Playbill front cover doesn't have the name of the show, just the show's logo, a mask. (more...)

Valli, Gaudio, Elice & Rice File Suit Against former JERSEY BOYS Stars for Unauthorized 'Boys in the Concert' Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

Frankie Valli and Bob Gaudio - two of the original Jersey Boys of The Four Seasons - along with Jersey Boys: The Musical writers Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice have filed a law suit against six former Jersey Boys: The Musical performers, claiming that their tour, 'The Boys in Concert,' rips off of the Broadway musical in unauthorized ways. The New York Post reports today that 'The Rock 'n Roll Hall of Famer claims 'The Boys in Concert' steals songs, stage elements and copyrighted logos to dupe patrons into thinking it's an 'authorized road company' of the long-running Broadway musical.' (more...)

Broderick, Jackman, Baranski and More Weigh in on Opening Night Nerves
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2010

Last week, Cindy Adams of the New York post polled the starry attendees of the recent ADDAMS FAMILY opening to find out what it really feels like to open a Broadway show and how the seemingly invincible performers temper their nerves. Broadway vets such as Hugh Jackman, Matthew Broderick, Christine Baranski and more weighed in on the question, all conceding that the experience is nothing short of terrifying. (more...)

Kansas City Rep Presents World Premiere of VENICE, 4/11-5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2010

Eric Rosen and Matt Sax, creators of the Rep's hip hop sensation Clay, are set to open their new musical, Venice, April 11-May 9 at Copaken Stage. Rosen, who is artistic director of Kansas City Rep, will direct. Choreography is by John Carrafa (Tony Award nominations for Urinetown and Into the Woods) and Tanisha Scott (video choreography for Sean Paul, Alicia Keys, Beyoncé, Rihanna and many additional recording artists). (more...)

MEMPHIS Celebrates 200th Performance!
by Monica Simoes - Apr 11, 2010

MEMPHIS, the musical that is currently BLOWING THE ROOF OFF BROADWAY celebrated its 200th performance on Saturday, April 10th at 8pm at the Shubert Theatre. Cast and crew celebrated this milestone in true MEMPHIS style with dinner from Carmine's and cake between shows. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Nathan Lane to Star in THE ICEMAN COMETH in Chicago?
by Rialto Chatter - Apr 11, 2010

Nathan Lane's next role may be in the classic Eugene O'Neill play, THE ICEMAN COMETH, in Chicago. TheDailyBeast.com is reporting that Lane may be set to play opposite Brian Dennehy in the production directed by Chicago's Robert Falls. (more...)

MEMPHIS Celebrates 200th Performance on Broadway 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

MEMPHIS, the musical that is currently BLOWING THE ROOF OFF BROADWAY celebrates its 200th performance on Saturday, April 10th at 8pm at the Shubert Theatre. Cast and crew will celebrate this milestone in true MEMPHIS style with dinner from Carmine's and cake between shows. (more...)

Nathan Lane Discusses Accent and Mustache at ADDAMS FAMILY Opening Night Party
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Nathan Lane discussed the origins of his accent and the upkeep of his thin mustache at the ADDAMS FAMILY opening night party. (more...)

Hal Prince Talks PARADISE FOUND and PHANTOM Check-ins
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Hal Prince is currently taking on a new challenge very different from many of the shows he has worked on in the past. In the process of bringing PARADISE found to an eventual home on Broadway, Prince understands he may have to compete against several of his own shows. (more...)

Members of Original Cast of JERSEY BOYS To Dazzle in Concert Performance at Westport Arts Center Gala 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2010

Members of the original cast of the Tony Award-winning musical 'Jersey Boys' will dazzle in a concert performance like none other on Saturday, April 10 at 8 p.m. at Westport Country Playhouse, benefiting the Westport Arts Center . (more...)

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