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'She Loves Me' Concludes Rubicon's Tenth Anniversary Festival
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008

The finale of Rubicon Theatre Company's celebratory 10th Anniversary 'Festival' Season is the delightful Bock & Harnick musical comedy SHE LOVES ME. (more...)

2008 Ovation Awards Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2008

On September 22nd, the 2008 Ovation Award Nominees were announced. Now in its 19th year, the LA Stage Alliance Ovation Awards will celebrate the 168 theatre companies, 390 registered productions, and over 2,000 individual artists who participated in the September 1, 2007 to August 31, 2008 season (more...)

Reprise Theatre Co Presents 'Once On This Island' 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2008

Director Billy Porter and Grammy nominee Ledisi mark their debuts with Reprise Theatre Company in the 1990 musical 'Once on This Island,' opening the 2008-2009 season, September 2 to 14 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The press opening is September 3. (more...)

Eden Espinosa & Megan Hilty to Return to LA WICKED for Final Weeks Starting 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2008

Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty, who originated the roles of Elphaba and Glinda in the Los Angeles production of WICKED, return to the production on Friday, October 31, through the end of the engagement at the Pantages Theatre. (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Present 'Girl Crazy' Starting 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2008

42nd Street Moon gears up for its second production of the season: George and Ira Gershwin's great musical romp of 1930, Girl Crazy, the slam-bang hit that boasts one of the greatest Broadway scores including the songs 'I Got Rhythm,' 'Embraceable You,' 'But Not for Me,' and 'Sam and Delilah.' The show previews on October 23 and 24, and opens on Saturday, October 25 and runs through November 16. (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents STEPPIN' OUT 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2008

Florida Studio Theatre opens its Cabaret Winter Season with Steppin' Out, October 21st, featuring a jazz and modern day influence on Berlin favorites such as 'Puttin' On The Ritz,' 'Anything You Can do,' 'Cheek to Cheek' and 'Always.' (more...)

Florida Studio Theatre Presents STEPPIN' OUT 10/21
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2008

Florida Studio Theatre opens its Cabaret Winter Season with Steppin' Out, October 21st, featuring a jazz and modern day influence on Berlin favorites such as 'Puttin' On The Ritz,' 'Anything You Can do,' 'Cheek to Cheek' and 'Always.' (more...)

She's Back!! 'Liza's At The Palace' to Run December 3 - 14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2008

After weeks of rumors, it's finally official! Liza Minnelli will bring her unmatchable magic BACK to Broadway, when she stars in her new show 'Liza's At The Palace...!' opening Wednesday, December 3rd. (more...)

Eden Espinosa & Megan Hilty to Return to LA WICKED for Final Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2008

Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty, who originated the roles of Elphaba and Glinda in the Los Angeles production of WICKED, return to the production on Friday, October 31, through the end of the engagement at the Pantages Theatre. (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Present 'Girl Crazy' Starting 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2008

42nd Street Moon gears up for its second production of the season: George and Ira Gershwin's great musical romp of 1930, Girl Crazy, the slam-bang hit that boasts one of the greatest Broadway scores including the songs 'I Got Rhythm,' 'Embraceable You,' 'But Not for Me,' and 'Sam and Delilah.' The show previews on October 23 and 24, and opens on Saturday, October 25 and runs through November 16. (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Present 'High Spirits' in March
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2008

Greg MacKellan, artistic director of 42nd Street Moon, today announced that the company would postpone the production of The Baker's Wife scheduled in early spring, and replace it with High Spirits, the musical version of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, opening March 21 and running through April 5, 2009. (more...)

LIZA'S AT THE PALACE...! Extends Run, Now at the Palace Thru 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2008

Due to overwhelming demand, 'Liza's at the Palace....' the new show starring Liza Minnelli will play an additional two weeks of performances at Broadway's Palace Theatre (Broadway & 47th Street). With an opening set for December 3rd (6:30PM), Miss Minnelli will bring her unmatchable magic to Broadway for an engagement now scheduled to play through December 28th---surpassing the originally announced closing date of December 14th. Included in the extension, is a special holiday matinee at 3PM on December 24th. (more...)

Broadway By The Year Returns in Town Hall 2008 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2007

The Town Hall, Times Square's landmark concert venue, is pleased to announce its own 2008 season lineup. (more...)

Eden Espinosa Makes Solo Debut at Upright Cabaret Starting 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

Eden Espinosa, star of WICKED (currently at the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles) makes her solo debut directed by Billy Porter at L.A.'s renowned Upright Cabaret at Mark's Restaurant, 861 N. La Cienega Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069. She will perform Monday evenings, Mon, Dec 15, 22, 29, 2008 and Jan 5, 2009 at 9pm (more...)

Adam Gwon To Be Presented The Fred Ebb Award On 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2008

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced today that Adam Gwon has been awarded the fourth annual Fred Ebb Award. The invitation only award presentation and cocktail reception will take place on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at The American Airlines Theatre's Penthouse Lobby (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Liza Minnelli Receives Rave Review for Rhode Island Concerts; Broadway Next
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2008

Due to overwhelming demand, 'Liza's at the Palace....' the new show starring Liza Minnelli will play an additional two weeks of performances at Broadway's Palace Theatre (Broadway & 47th Street). With an opening set for December 3rd (6:30PM), Miss Minnelli will bring her unmatchable magic to Broadway for an engagement now scheduled to play through December 28th---surpassing the originally announced closing date of December 14th. Included in the extension, is a special holiday matinee at 3PM on December 24th. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eden Espinosa in Reprise's 'Flora'
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2008

The 2007-2008 Reprise Theatre Company season will end with 'Flora, the Red Menace,' John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb's first Broadway musical. Eden Espinosa stars as Flora, opposite Manoel Felciano as Harry. (more...)

d'Arcy James,Kudisch,& Murney in Broadway Musicals of 1964
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2008

Brian d'Arcy James, Marc Kudisch, Gregg Edelman, Julia Murney, Kendrick Jones, Shannon Lewis, Melinda Sullivan, Julie Reyburn, Brandon Cutrell, Lorin Latarro, and more star in 'The Broadway Musicals of 1965' at The Town Hall, Monday, May 12 at 8pm. (more...)

BWW TV: Eden Espinosa on 'Flora, the Red Menace' & 'Rent'
by James Sims - May 6, 2008

BroadwayWorld's own James Sims stopped by UCLA's Freud Playhouse to chat with Manoel Felciano and Eden Espinosa about their reuniting on stage after both performing on Broadway in Brooklyn and Espinosa's upcoming role in the final Broadway cast of Rent as Marueen starting May 30th... (more...)

Fred Ebb Foundation Announces 2008 Guidelines
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2008

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the guidelines for the fourth annual Fred Ebb Award for aspiring musical theatre songwriters. (more...)

Musical Mondays Present 'Talk to the Dead' Preview
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2008

Musical Mondays Theatre Lab, present a fifty minute preview of 'Talk to the Dead', the true story of Kate and Maggie Fox, 12 and 14 year-old sisters, whose prank convinced their parents that there were ghosts in their house and the movement of spiritualism was born. (more...)

Review - Take Me Along - Flora, The Red Menace - Fabulous Divas of Broadway
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2008

1959 was a heck of a good year for Broadway overtures.  The majestic trumpet fanfare and lowdown bump and grind of Gypsy's is generally regarded as the best in musical theatre, but there was also the rousingly rhythmic curtain-raiser to Fiorello! and, my personal favorite, Philip J. Lang's beautiful interpretation of Bob Merrill's music for Take Me Along, which touches on so many moods of the show while continually building the toe-tapping climax of The catchy title tune. (more...)

Carol Burnett in Conversation with LA Reprise! on May 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2008

Reprise! Broadway's Best presents Broadway, TV and film-star Carol Burnett in Conversation with Philip Himberg, Artistic Director of the Sundance Theatre Program and director of Flora, the Red Menace for one-night-only on Monday, May 12, 2008 at UCLA's intimate Freud Playhouse (more...)

Reprise Theatre Co Presents 'Once On This Island' 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2008

Director Billy Porter and Grammy nominee Ledisi mark their debuts with Reprise Theatre Company in the 1990 musical 'Once on This Island,' opening the 2008-2009 season, September 2 to 14 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The press opening is September 3. (more...)

Liza Minnelli Kicks Off CD Launch at Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2009

Starting February 3rd with a kick-off signing event at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble store, 'Liza's At The Palace....' will be available wherever fine music is sold, for the suggested retail list price of $19.98. (more...)

'LIZA'S AT THE PALACE' Original Cast Recording Released 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2009

New York critics and theatre audiences fell under the spell of Liza Minnelli's unmatchable magic when she returned to Broadway's legendary Palace Theatre and played a recent sell-out engagement. Now, music lovers around the world will get the same chance when 'Liza's at the Palace....' the new original cast recording of her incomparable show will be released on February 3rd (Hybrid Recordings). (more...)

Liza Minnelli to Return to Tour After Collapse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2008

MSNBC.com reports 'Almost three weeks after collapsing during a show in Sweden, the 61-year-old entertainer was doing fine and preparing for her next gig, Minnelli's lawyer, Allen Arrow, told The Associated Press on Wednesday.' (more...)

York's ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL Returns 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2009

The YORK THEATRE COMPANY (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) is proud to announce the cast for the return engagement of its acclaimed production of ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL. Performances will begin January 21st, and continue until March 8th only; all performances will be at the company's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (Lexington Avenue just south of 54th Street). Tickets are on sale now at www.yorktheatre.org or call 212/935-5820. (more...)

York's ENTER LAUGHING Returns to NY Stage 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2009

The YORK THEATRE COMPANY (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) is proud to announce the return engagement of its acclaimed production of ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL. Performances will begin Wednesday, January 21st, and continue until March 8th only; all performances will be at the company's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (Lexington Avenue just south of 54th Street). Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid) directs a cast that features Josh Grisetti ('The Knights of Prosperity') as David Kolowitz, 'LA Law's' married couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker as his parents, Bob Dishy (Tony Award? nominee and Drama Desk Award winner for Sly Fox; Flora The Red Menace, The Price) as Marlowe, and Marla Schaffel (Tony Award? nominee and Drama Desk Award winner for Jane Eyre) as Angela, along with Paul Binotto, Ray DeMattis, Erick Devine, Betsy DiLellio, Gerry McIntyre, Robb Sapp, Emily Shoolin, and Allison Spratt. Matt Castle is the Music Director and performs the role of Roger. ENTER LAUGHING has a book by Fiddler on The Roof's Joseph Stein, based on his 1964 hit play of the same name, with music and lyrics by 'Taxi' creator Stan Daniels. Based on the autobiographical novel by comedian Carl Reiner, ENTER LAUGHING tells the hilarious story of a stage-struck, woman-struck teenager who blunders his way into manhood via showbiz. (more...)

York's ENTER LAUGHING Returns to NY Stage 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2009

The YORK THEATRE COMPANY (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) is proud to announce the return engagement of its acclaimed production of ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL. Performances will begin Wednesday, January 21st, and continue until March 8th only; all performances will be at the company's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (Lexington Avenue just south of 54th Street). Stuart Ross (Forever Plaid) directs a cast that features Josh Grisetti ('The Knights of Prosperity') as David Kolowitz, 'LA Law's' married couple Jill Eikenberry and Michael Tucker as his parents, Bob Dishy (Tony Award? nominee and Drama Desk Award winner for Sly Fox; Flora The Red Menace, The Price) as Marlowe, and Marla Schaffel (Tony Award? nominee and Drama Desk Award winner for Jane Eyre) as Angela, along with Paul Binotto, Ray DeMattis, Erick Devine, Betsy DiLellio, Gerry McIntyre, Robb Sapp, Emily Shoolin, and Allison Spratt. Matt Castle is the Music Director and performs the role of Roger. ENTER LAUGHING has a book by Fiddler on The Roof's Joseph Stein, based on his 1964 hit play of the same name, with music and lyrics by 'Taxi' creator Stan Daniels. Based on the autobiographical novel by comedian Carl Reiner, ENTER LAUGHING tells the hilarious story of a stage-struck, woman-struck teenager who blunders his way into manhood via showbiz. (more...)

'Broadway by the Year' Returns to Town Hall March 3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2008

The Town Hall's critically acclaimed 'Broadway by the Year' series kicks off its eighth smash year with 'The Musicals of 1947' on Monday, March 3rd at 8:00PM. Audiences will take a musical journey 'back in time' for a full evening of songs from Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, High Button Shoes, Street Scene, Allegro and more from The Great White Way of 1947. (more...)

Design a Costume Win Tickets to Cirque Dreams:Jungle Fantasy
by James Howard - Jan 15, 2008

Hey Baltimore! Artistic? Design a costume for the show, and win a $500 gift certificate, tickets to the show, and see your costume created and used in the show!! (more...)

York's ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL Returns 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2009

The YORK THEATRE COMPANY (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) is proud to announce the cast for the return engagement of its acclaimed production of ENTER LAUGHING: THE MUSICAL. Performances will begin January 21st, and continue until March 8th only; all performances will be at the company's home at The Theatre at Saint Peter's (Lexington Avenue just south of 54th Street). Tickets are on sale now at www.yorktheatre.org or call 212/935-5820. (more...)

Espinosa & Hilty 'DEFY GRAVITY' One Last Time, LA WICKED Ends Run 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2009

Eden Espinosa and Megan Hilty, who originated the roles of Elphaba and Glinda in the Los Angeles production of WICKED, returned to the production on Friday, October 31, to play through the end of the engagement on Sunday, January 11th at the Pantages Theatre. (more...)

Espinosa & Felciano to Star in Reprise! 'Flora the Red Menace'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2008

The 2007-2008 Reprise! Broadway's Best season will end with Flora, the Red Menace, John Kander and lyricist Fred Ebb's first Broadway musical. Kander and Ebb went on to become among American musical theatre's most important creators. Eden Espinosa stars as Flora, opposite Manoel Felciano as Harry. (more...)

Review - Sunday in the Park With George & Flora, The Red Menace
by Michael Dale - Feb 25, 2008

The second act of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1984 musical, Sunday In The Park With George is centered on a then-contemporary artist/inventor named George who has created a series of machines called chromolumes, which electronically fill rooms with color and light. His latest, 'Chromolume #7' is intended to present a variation on themes inspired from Georges Seurat's revolutionary work of pointillism 'Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' (1884-86), the creation of which is the subject of the musical's first act. When a technical glitch short circuits the machine and causes a temporary delay in the chromolume's premiere presentation, George sheepishly explains to those gathered, 'No electricity, no art.' (more...)

Broadway By The Year 1947 to Star McGillin, Kudisch & Racey on March 3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2008

Howard McGillin, Broadway's longest-running Phantom, will star in 'The Broadway Musicals of 1947,' which kicks off the eighth season of The Town Hall's critically acclaimed Broadway by the Year series. He will be joined by a powerhouse cast that includes two-time Tony nominee Marc Kudisch, and more of Broadway's great singer/dancers than in any other previous Broadway by the Year concert. Audiences will take a musical journey 'back in time' on Monday, March 3 at 8PM, for a full evening of song and dance from Brigadoon, Finian's Rainbow, High Button Shoes, Street Scene, Allegro and more from The Great White Way of 1947. (more...)

Espinosa Appears In Benefit Concert at the Hudson Mainstage 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2008

A Benefit Concert will take place tonight, Monday, December 8th, at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood. The concert will benefit the Musical Theatre of Los Angeles. The event will feature selections from this past season of shows: Chicago (nominated for two Ovation Awards), The Last Five Years, Ragtime, West Side Story, plus Les Miserables. Eden Espinosa of Wicked will make a special appearance, singing a song from RENT. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Fred Ebb Awards Honor Adam Gwon
by Peter James Zielinski - Dec 5, 2008

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) have awarded Adam Gwon the fourth annual Fred Ebb Award. The invitation only award presentation and cocktail reception took place on Monday, December 1, 2008 at The American Airlines Theatre's Penthouse Lobby (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Liza Minnelli Collapses On-Stage During Concert in Sweden
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2007

Reuters reports legendary entertainer, Liza Minnelli, collapsed on-stage during a performance in Sweden on Wednesday, December 12. (more...)

Porter Joins Espinosa Solo Debut as Special Guest at Upright Cabaret Starting 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2008

Upright Cabaret producers/hosts Chris Isaacson and Shane Scheel proudly present Broadway star and Los Angeles native Eden Espinosa in her first solo effort entitled EDEN ESPINOSA - ME to be directed by Broadway & recording star Billy Porter with Ben Toth taking over Music Direction. During the last month of Wicked's run at the Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles, where she is currently starring as Elphaba, Espinosa will take off the green to perform four solo concerts which will feature a different special guest each night. Special guests T.B.A. (more...)

Espinosa Appears In Benefit Concert at the Hudson Mainstage 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2008

A Benefit Concert will take place next Monday night, December 8th, at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre in Hollywood. The concert will benefit the Musical Theatre of Los Angeles. The event will feature selections from this past season of shows: Chicago (nominated for two Ovation Awards), The Last Five Years, Ragtime, West Side Story, plus Les Miserables. Eden Espinosa of Wicked will make a special appearance, singing a song from RENT. (more...)

Adam Gwon To Be Presented The Fred Ebb Award On 12/1
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2008

The Fred Ebb Foundation (Mitchell S. Bernard, Trustee) in association with the Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced today that Adam Gwon has been awarded the fourth annual Fred Ebb Award. The invitation only award presentation and cocktail reception will take place on Monday, December 1, 2008 at 6:00 p.m. at The American Airlines Theatre's Penthouse Lobby (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Rainy Day Savings for 'A Steady Rain'
by Chicago News Desk - Apr 8, 2008

Get $10 off tickets to the smash hit drama 'A Steady Rain' on any rainy day in April! (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents Tribute to Harburg
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2008

42nd Street Moon offers a glorious musical salute to lyrical whiz, E. Y. Yip Harburg, with the world premiere of Peddling Rainbows, a revue celebrating Harburg's poetry and songs. It previews May 15 and 16, opens May 17 and runs through May 25. (more...)

Signature announces complete casting for 'The Visit'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2008

The Signature Theatre has announced the complete cast for 'The Visit' the Kander and Ebb musical starring Chita Rivera and George Hearn. (more...)

Roundabout announces STREAMERS by David Rabe, Fall 08
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2008

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced a new Off-Broadway production of David Rabe's award winning drama Streamers, directed by Scott Ellis. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Announces Cabaret Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2008

Reprise Theatre Company Announces First Cabaret Competition where contestants can win a chance to perform original songs in front of an audience, free show tickets, and a shot at a Grand Prize. (more...)

Broadway by the Year: 1954
by Jena Tesse Fox - Apr 14, 2008

Scott Siegel turned the Town Hall into a time machine once again in the most lighthearted BBTY yet. (more...)

Due to Popular Demand: 'A Steady Rain' Extended!
by Chicago News Desk - Apr 1, 2008

DUE TO POPULAR DEMAND THE SMASH HIT DRAMA 'A STEADY RAIN' IS EXTENDED THROUGH JUNE 8 (more...)

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