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Oscar Productions' THE LAST FIVE YEARS Plays 2012 Hollywood Fringe Festival, 6/7-23
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Oscar Productions presents The Last Five Years, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Peter Berube, with music direction by Lauren Fraley. One preview performance plays June 7th at 7:15pm and the show runs Saturday, June 16th, 17th, 22nd, and 23rd at 5:30pm. All performances are presented as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Presents COMPANY, Now thru 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2011-2012 Wilson Mainstage Season concludes with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company, which begins performances tonight, May 9 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through June 10. (more...)

Soffer/Namoff Entertainment Talent Management & Production Co. Launches in New York
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Former casting exec Geoffrey Soffer and Talent Manager/Producer Jen Namoff have partnered to form Soffer/Namoff Entertainment, a talent management and production company based in New York. (more...)

Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM, Featuring Leslie Kritzer, Patina Miller, et al. Opens 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater June 8 to July 1, 2012. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Documentary in the Works; James Lapine to Executive Produce
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Cindy Adams writes in today's New York Post that James Lapine will executive produce a documentary on Broadway legend Stephen Sondheim. The film, due out next year, will include 'material is on Sondheim's life, fresh interviews he's not given before, videos and new versions of his songs.' (more...)

Jason Alexander Guest Stars on 200th Episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN Tonight, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Broadway vet Jason Alexander guest stars as Alan's cardiologist, Dr. Goodman on the 200th episode of the CBS comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN tonight, May 7. In the episode entitled "The Straw In My Donut Hole", Alan is showered with love and affection upon returning from the hospital after suffering a minor heart attack. The episode airs 9:00-9:31 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

XANADU Closes Signature's 22nd Season, Running Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2012

Signature Theatre closes out its 2011/12 season sporting funky legwarmers and wielding neon glow sticks with the Washington premiere of the musical comedy hit Xanadu. Beginning performances tonight, May 6th, Xanadu will be transforming Signature's MAX Theatre into one big disco-ball heaven - complete with satin shorts and roller skates! Nominated for four Tony Awards¬ģ (including "Best Musical"), the musical features a Book by Douglas Carter Beane, with Music and Lyrics by Jeff Lynne and John Farrar. Xanadu will play at Signature from tonight, May 6, 2012 through July 1, 2012. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Denis O'Hare to Play The Baker in Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has been cast as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical INTO THE WOODS, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. INTO THE WOODS will be O'Hare's Shakespeare in the Park debut. Previews begin on Monday, July 23 at the Delacorte Theater and continue for five weeks through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Thursday, August 9. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Maria Friedman About Her Chickenshed Concert And MERRILY
by Carrie Dunn - May 24, 2012

It'll be a very special concert at Chickenshed this weekend when West End diva Maria Friedman takes to the stage for an evening of Sondheim. (more...)

Tom Kitt, Marvin Hamilsch, Jeanine Tesori's STARS OF DAVID to Play Philadelphia Theatre Company This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2012

Philadelphia Theatre Company announces the world premiere of the new musical Stars of David to open its 2012-2013 season this fall. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Full Casts of Local Productions - Starring Sally Struthers, Hunter Herdlicka, Liz Callaway and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO has announced casting for its summer season, which includes six shows, featuring the national tours of Come Fly Away and The Addams Family, and CLO original productions of A Chorus Line, Annie, Fiddler on the Roof and Sunset Boulevard. Notably, A CHORUS LINE brings on board a slew of the show's national tour veterans, ANNIE stars Sally Struthers as Miss Hannigan, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF features Broadway's Lewis J. Stadlen, Susan Cella, Hunter Herdlicka, Joel Robertson, Emily Shoolin and Kay Walbye. Liz Callaway and Walter Charles are set to star in SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, DEAD ACCOUNTS, et al. Set for Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

Today Producing Artistic Director Edward Stern announced his 20th - and final - season at Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park. The Playhouse' s 52nd season includes two world premieres and three regional premiere productions, as well as the return of one of the most popular musicals in its history. (more...)

Nancy Johnston Replaces Allyce Beasley in REVISITING WILDFIRE at the ArcLight Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Nancy Johnston will replace Allyce Beasley and co-star with Lynne Wintersteller in Kari Floren's two-hander Revisiting Wildfire about two college roommates, best friends for life, who re-unite after thirty years. (more...)

Breaking News: Brooke Shields & Richard Chamberlain to Star in Premiere of THE EXORCIST at Geffen Playhouse; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW - May 17, 2012

Stage and screen stars Brooke Shields and Richard Chamberlain will take on the iconic roles of Chris MacNeil and Father Merrin in playwright John Pielmeier's world premiere of The Exorcist at the Geffen Playhouse. Helmed by acclaimed director John Doyle, who won a Tony Award for his striking reimagining of Sweeney Todd, this stage adaptation of William Peter Blatty's famous 1971 novel transforms the unsettling battles of good versus evil, faith versus fact and ego versus ethos into a uniquely theatrical experience as sophisticated as it is suspenseful. (more...)

Christopher Ashley to Direct Film Adaptation of Ahrens & Flaherty's LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexander, Nikki James et al.
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Several Tony Award-winners are teaming up to bring an adaptation of the 1988 musical "Lucky Stiff" to the screen. The show, based on Michael Butterworth's 1965 novel "The Man Who Broke the Bank at Monte Carlo," was written by Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty and first performed at New York's Playwright's Horizons where it won the Richard Rogers Production Award before going on to London and hundreds of international productions. Ahrens & Flaherty went on to win the Tony for their musical "Ragtime" as well as two Academy Award nominations. Other notable credits include "Once On This Island" and "Seussical." Ahrens has adapted the play for the screen, while Flaherty and Ahrens have written additional songs. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Susan Sarandon et al. to Help Honor Jason Alexander at 2012 Actor's Fund Tony Awards Party, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

On June 10, 2012, The Actor's Fund will present its 16th Annual Tony Awards party at the Skirball Center, this year honoring Jason Alexander with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement.. Scott Bakula will host the gala and this year's Honorary Celebrity Committee includes: Julie Bowen, Nancy Dussault, Dann Florek, Elliott Gould, Steve Guttenberg, Garry Marshall, Chita Rivera, Susan Sarandon, Holland Taylor and Zachary Quinto. The event includes cocktails and a silent auction followed by ainner and a live telecast of a live feed of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

BERNICE BOBS HER MULLET Writer Joe Major Forfeits Profits, Makes Available to Local Theatres
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2012

For the first time in the history of the art form, a musical comedy with an Off-Broadway house on it's resumé is now being independently licensed to the general public at no cost to company producers. Songwriter and librettist Joe Major recently announced that he is forfeiting his share of any profits accrued from all amateur productions of his award-winning musical, Bernice Bobs Her Mullet; effective immediately. A former licensing representative for Samuel French, Inc., Major says he will now authorize the performance rights of his own musical to any community theater companies, non-profit organizations or scholastic institutions for free with no restrictions on length of run, number of seats or ticket prices. (more...)

SpeakEasy Stage Company Presents XANADU, Now thru 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2012

SpeakEasy Stage presents the Boston Premiere of the hit Broadway musical comedy XANADU. This acclaimed show will be the company's 100th production and opens tonight, May 11. (more...)

Meet McKinney Youth Theatre's New BROADWAY SPECTACULAR Director, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

On Monday, June 11th from 6-8 p.m. come meet McKinney Youth Theatre's newest director, Peg Waldschmidt, at Heard Craig Hall, 306 N. Church St. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Presents COMPANY, 5/9-6/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

Geva Theatre Center's 2011-2012 Wilson Mainstage Season concludes with Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's musical Company, which begins performances on May 9 and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through June 10. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Tonys Edition with Jared Gertner, Max von Essen, JCS & More - Updated!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means its time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! See below for 'Tony Edition' SIPs from Broadway's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE BOOK OF MORMON's Jared Gertner in his first intermission picture as full-time Edler Cunningham, plus Andrew Rannells partying it up backstage with the cast, EVITA's Max von Essen, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT's Ellyn Marsh, GHOST's Caissie Levy, the casts of NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, NEWSIES and MAMMA MIA!, the cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM Cast Members Alan H. Green and James Clow!
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2012

In the videos below, FIRST YOU DREAM cast members James Clow and Alan H. Green talk about their journey from hometown to Broadway and the excitement of performing in the Kander & Ebb First You Dream revue at The Kennedy Center, beginning performances tonight! (more...)

Patina Miller, Heidi Blickenstaff and More Star in Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM: THE MUSIC OF KANDER & EBB, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts previously announced casting for its production of First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater tonight, June 8 to July 1, 2012. (more...)

BWW TV: The Keenan-Bolgers Talk Broadway Success, New Projects, Gay Marriage and More!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 8, 2012

In this installment of BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE, Richard presents the brother and sister powerhouse duo Celia and Andrew Keenan-Bolger, she starring in the hit new play Peter And The Starcatcher and he in Disney's newest blockbuster, Newsies. Below, the famous siblings talk about finding success in New York at a young age, all about thier respective Broadway hits this season, other ventures (SUBMISSIONS ONLY!) family life, and just why they continue to do everything they can in support of gay marriage. (more...)

Oscar Productions' THE LAST FIVE YEARS Plays Hollywood Fringe, Now thru 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Oscar Productions presents The Last Five Years, with music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown, directed by Peter Berube, with music direction by Lauren Fraley. One preview performance plays tonight, June 7th at 7:15pm and the show runs Saturday, June 16th, 17th, 22nd, and 23rd at 5:30pm. All performances are presented as part of the Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Kennedy Center's FIRST YOU DREAM, Featuring Leslie Kritzer, Patina Miller, et al. Opens 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents First You Dream: The Music of Kander & Ebb in the Eisenhower Theater June 8 to July 1, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Revue
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

The cast and director Eric Schaeffer of the musical revue First You Dream, set to open this month at the Kennedy Center, discuss the work of their show's muses, John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting team who created Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Zorba, and many more Broadway hits. Watch video interviews, plus footage of the cast in reherasal, below! (more...)

Carrie Manolakos, Natascia Diaz and More Set for Signature Theatre¬'s Annual Sizzlin¬' Summer Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Virginia's Signature Theatre is heating up once again this summer with their annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret, a series featuring a number of red hot acts from some of our favorite DC and Broadway performers from July 11th through July 28th. (more...)

PUTTING IT TOGETHER, THE GRAPES OF WRATH and More Set for WaterTower's 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

Terry Martin, WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director, announced this evening the Company's 2012-2013 Main Stage season at a special VIP Sneak Preview held at the Addison Theatre Centre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Talking SONDHEIM With Pamela Myers
by Vicky Croisant - Jun 4, 2012

A veteran of stage and screen, Pamela Myers has starred in several of Sondheim's works, including INTO THE WOODS, GYPSY, SWEENEY TODD and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. She was also a member of the original Broadway cast of COMPANY, for which she received a Tony nomination. Trained at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Myers also enjoys teaching and has spent the past four summers sharing her knowledge with students in the Cabaret Conference at Yale University. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Encores! Recording Release Postponed to 7/10; Track List Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Due to a manufacturing issue, PS Classics has postponed the release of the Encores! cast recording of Merrily We Roll Along to July 10th. The 2-disc album, originally set to be released June 19th, features a 52-page full-color booklet, with essay, synopsis, lyrics, and over two dozen photos. (more...)

Liz Callaway, BROADWAY'S RISING STARS, et al. Included in Town Hall's Summer Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The Town Hall, New York's landmark theatre and concert venue, just announced the 6th annual Summer Broadway Festival created, written, and hosted by Scott Siegel for the Town Hall. Presented on three consecutive Monday nights in July at 8PM are Frank Sinatra Jr. in Sinatra Sings Sinatra on July 16th, Broadway's Rising Stars on July 23rd, and Liz Callaway, in brand new show, with three of Broadway's leading men - Even Stephen on July 30th. Tickets for Sinatra Sings Sinatra and Liz Callaway in Even Stephen with three of Broadway' are $55, and tickets for Broadway's Rising Stars are $40. Tickets are available through TicketMaster, (800) 982-2787 www.ticketmaster.com, or at The Town Hall Box Office (123 West 43d Street) between noon and 6pm (except Sundays) at 212-840-2824. (more...)

Geoffrey Streatfeild & Claudie Blakley to Lead MACBETH at The Crucible, Sheffield, this Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2012

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announced that Geoffrey Streatfeild and Claudie Blakley will lead the company of Macbeth - the first Crucible production of the company's autumn season - which opens on Wednesday 5 September and runs until Saturday 6 October. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stephanie J. Block & More Celebrate the Transport Group with BABY Concert
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 19, 2012

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, presented its one-night-only, all-star concert of the acclaimed 1983 Broadway musical Baby at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, last night, June 18. (more...)

Transport Group Presents One-Night BABY Concert Tonight, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, presents a one-night-only, all-star concert of the acclaimed 1983 Broadway musical Baby, taking place tonight, Monday, June 18 at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street. (more...)

Danny Bolero, Bernard Dotson and Tom Gamblin Set for Rat Pack Tribute Tonight, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Cabaret Producer Joseph Macchia and Musical Theatre Actor Danny Bolero bring you a new show celebrating the music of The Rat Pack. This show is not an impersonation show just a relaxed laid back evening celebrating Frank, Dean, and Sammy. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY THE MUSICAL Set for London Palladium, June 2013; Mendes, Greig, Shaiman, Wittman & More on Team
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2012

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Neal Street Productions and Kevin McCormick today announced that their production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory will open at the London Palladium in June 2013 after a preview period. The new stage musical will be directed by Sam Mendes, with a book by David Greig and new songs from Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Drury Lane's HAIRSPRAY Plays in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2012

HAIRSPRAY, the Tony Award-winning musical, opens tonight at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, and runs through June 17, 2012. Check out production photos of the cast below! (more...)

Danny Bolero, Bernard Dotson and Tom Gamblin Set for Rat Pack Tribute, 6/18; Show to Return in July 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2012

Cabaret Producer Joseph Macchia and Musical Theatre Actor Danny Bolero bring you a new show celebrating the music of The Rat Pack. This show is not an impersonation show just a relaxed laid back evening celebrating Frank, Dean, and Sammy. And now 'Boys Night Out' is also set to return in July! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st Season, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2012

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season opens Friday with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and features William Michals and Dee Roscioli, two Broadway actors, as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett respectively. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Opens Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st Season, Now thru 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2012

The Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival's 21st season opens Friday with Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, and features William Michals and Dee Roscioli, two Broadway actors, as Sweeney Todd and Mrs. Lovett respectively. (more...)

Old Library Theatre Announce BROADWAY THEN & NOW: A CONCERT for 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2012

Fair Lawn Recreation Department's resident theatre company, Old Library Theatre (OLT), presents Broadway Then & Now: A Concert, celebrating more than one hundred years of Broadway music. Under the direction of Craig M. Tiede and musical direction of Anthony Bevilacqua, 'Broadway Then & Now' will be performed at the Fair Lawn Recreation Center in Fair Lawn, NJ, Saturday, June 23 at 8pm. (more...)

Meet McKinney Youth Theatre's New BROADWAY SPECTACULAR Director Today, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

Today, June 11th from 6-8 p.m. come meet McKinney Youth Theatre's newest director, Peg Waldschmidt, at Heard Craig Hall, 306 N. Church St. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Actors Fund Honors Jason Alexander with Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

This year the "Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement" was presented to Jason Alexander, "A man worthy of the tribute for both his illustrious career and for his support of The Fund over the years," said The Fund's President and CEO, Joe Benincasa. See below for photos from the event! (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for June 2012
by - Jun 1, 2012

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for June, 2012. (more...)

REVISITING WILDFIRE Begins Previews Off-Broadway Tonight, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Nancy Johnston will replace Allyce Beasley and co-star with Lynne Wintersteller in Kari Floren's two-hander Revisiting Wildfire about two college roommates, best friends for life, who re-unite after thirty years, which begins previews Off-Broadway tonight, June 1. (more...)

Malcolm Gets, Jessica Phillips, Wes Taylor, et al. Join BABY Concert, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced final casting for its one-night-only, all-star concert of the acclaimed 1983 Broadway musical Baby, which will take place Monday, June 18 at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street. (more...)

Norman Bowman & Laura Pitt-Pulford to Star in MACK AND MABEL Revival at The Southwark Playhouse, July-August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Casting has been announced for the major London revival of the Jerry Herman/Michael Stewart Hollywood musical, Mack and Mabel at Southwark Playhouse, which runs Thursday 5 July - Saturday 25 August, 2012. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Revue
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2012

The cast and director Eric Schaeffer of the musical revue First You Dream, set to open this month at the Kennedy Center, discuss the work of their show's muses, John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting team who created Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Zorba, and many more Broadway hits. Watch video interviews, plus footage of the cast in reherasal, below! (more...)

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