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SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 3/9/2012
by BWW - Mar 9, 2012

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 3/9/2012. (more...)

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

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER! Christian Borle & More!
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 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. Today, the company met the press and BroadwayWorld brings you a photo preview of the event below. Stay tuned for full photo and video coverage coming soon! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 3-9
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2012

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: Jesus is back on Broadway, Raul Esparza feels the spirit, Norm Lewis sings for the Public, and so much more! (more...)

BC/EFA Presents the Last Broadway Bears Benefit, Mar. 18; Bryan Batt & Lorna Kelly Host
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS will present the 15th and grand finale edition of THE BROADWAY BEARS, the annual Broadway auction of teddy bears dressed in museum-quality outfits based on original costumes and created by acclaimed designers on March 18, 2012. (more...)

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

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Unveils Hits-Heavy 2012-13 B'way Season
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 8, 2012

Last week, Segerstrom Center for the Arts (formerly the Orange County Performing Arts Center) announced its brand new Broadway Series for the 2012 - 2013 Season. For it's BROADWAY SERIES, the Center will host touring companies of MEMPHIS, THE ADDAMS FAMILY, WAR HORSE, BILLY ELLIOT, FLASHDANCE and SISTER ACT, plus 'Curtain Call Series' shows WICKED, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, and ANYTHING GOES. (more...)

PNC Broadway Across America/Pittsburgh Season to Include THE BOOK OF MORMON, SISTER ACT and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

Three 2011 Tony® Award-winning productions take the Cultural District stages this season, alongside popular specials and beloved classics. (more...)

Morgan James, Tituss Burgess and Marva Hicks Play Rockwood Music Hall, 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

Get ready for March Madness as Broadway's Morgan James hosts a concert with her rock n' soul band at Rockwood Music Hall Stage 2 (196 Allen Street) on Monday, March 19 at 9pm. There is a $5 cover charge. Joining her is Broadway's Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid/Guys and Dolls/Jersey Boys) and Marva Hicks (Caroline, or Change/The Lion King). (more...)

Photo Flash: Behind the Scenes of the Broadway Dreams Foundation TV Test Shoot!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

Tigerlily Media and Freestyle Picture Company began test shooting this week for a hopeful 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 training to thousands of young performers all around the country through a series of intensive programs lead by a faculty of Broadway stars, directors, casting directors and agents. (more...)

OUR TIME II Concert, to Benefit BC/EFA, Set for 3/12 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Musically Human Theatre Productions (MHTP) today announced that 'Our Time II' -- a concert featuring songs by the next generation of theater composers--will be held this Monday, March 12, at 9:30 p.m. at the Duplex, located at 61 Christopher Street in Manhattan. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets, priced $15 plus a two drink minimum, are available by calling 212-255-5438 or visiting http://www.theduplex.com/~thedup/webcalendar/view_entry.php?id=6320&date=20120312. (more...)

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...)

Legendary, Volatile Painter Mark Rothko┬'s Life Sparks RED At Northern Stage March 14-April 1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Northern Stage, considered one of the most prestigious and fastest-growing regional theaters in New England, presents the Tony Award winning play, Red, March 14- April 21. Red was first produced at the 250-seat Donmar Warehouse in London in December 2009, starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne. The production transferred to Broadway's John Golden Theatre, with the same cast, for a limited run, from March 11 - June 27, 2010. It picked up six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Direction, and Best Performance by a Featured Actor (Redmayne), as well as three Drama Desk Awards, including Best Play. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to Columbus, 4/17-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

WEST SIDE STORY is currently touring the country, and now stars Ross Lekites as Tony, Evy Ortiz as Maria, Michelle Aravena as Anita, Drew Foster as Riff and German Santiago as Bernardo. Also featured are Mike Boland as Schrank, Stephen DeRosa as Glad Hand, Jon Drake as Action, Wally Dunn as Krupke, Alexandra Frohlinger as Anybodys, Jay Garcia as Chino, Casey Garvin as Diesel, Nathan Keen as Big Deal, Harris Milgrim as Snowboy, John O'Creagh as Doc, Christopher Rice as Baby John, Clay Thomson as A-rab, along with Karolina Blonski, Alicia Charles, Lauryn Ciardullo, Dean Andre De Luna, Lori Ann Ferreri, Ryan Ghysels, Tim Hausmann, Nicole Hellman, Laura Irion, Thayne Jasperson, Gizel Jimenez, Eric Anthony Johnson, Patrick Ortiz, Kristen Paulicelli, Christie Portera, Waldemar Quinones-Villanueva, Alexandra Blake Redelico, Michael Scirrotto, Jeffrey C. Sousa, Dani Spieler, Jessica Swesey, Kathryn Lin Terza and Kirstin Tucker. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Bears 2012 Preview!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2012

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 15th and grand finale edition of The Broadway Bears, the annual Broadway auction of teddy bears dressed in museum-quality outfits based on original costumes and created by well-known designers. (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...)

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...)

S.T.A.G.E. to Present ORIGINAL CAST 3, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.-will presentORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, for one-night-only onSaturday, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, will return to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

Photo Coverage: MEMPHIS Celebrates 1,000th Performance!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Mar 15, 2012

Hockadoo! The 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical MEMPHIS just celebrated 1,000 performances on Broadway on Wednesday, March 14th at the 2pm matinee performance. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the celebration below! (more...)

LIVE: Olivier Awards Nominations, From 12 Noon
by Carrie Dunn - Mar 15, 2012

The nominees for this year's Olivier Awards will be announced today from 12 noon - follow it right here on BWW:UK. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Celina Carvajal, Ashley Loren, et al. in BROADWAY ROX
by Stage Tube - Mar 15, 2012

BROADWAY ROX, a new concert event, recently played Queens Theatre (14 United Nations Avenue South in Flushing Meadows Corona Park). Produced by Nederlander Worldwide Entertainment, BROADWAY ROX celebrated the rock and pop hits of Broadway including songs from Wicked, Jersey Boys, Rent, The Who's Tommy, Mamma Mia, Spring Awakening, Hair, Rock of Ages, Jesus Christ Superstar and many more. The musical evening featured a 5 piece band with music supervision, orchestrations and arrangements by Jason Howland (composer of Little Women) and is directed by Rob Evan and Rich Affannato. Check out highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Anne Fraser Thomas Joins Tituss Burgess, Lady Rizo and Spencer Day at The Meeting* Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre will present its newest edition on Thursday, March 15 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

The Midtown Men Play the St. George Theatre, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2012

The Midtown Men, reuniting four stars from the Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys, Tony-Award winner Christian Hoff, Michael Longoria, Daniel Reichard and Tony-Award nominee J. Robert Spencer, will blow you away with their supercharged, energetically choreographed renditions of hits by the Four Seasons, Beach Boys, Four Tops, Beatles and other great 'guy groups' from the 1960s and '70s at the St. George Theatre on April 1st. (more...)

Legendary, Volatile Painter Mark Rothko┬'s Life Sparks RED At Northern Stage March 14-April 1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

Northern Stage, considered one of the most prestigious and fastest-growing regional theaters in New England, presents the Tony Award winning play, Red, March 14- April 21. Red was first produced at the 250-seat Donmar Warehouse in London in December 2009, starring Alfred Molina and Eddie Redmayne. The production transferred to Broadway's John Golden Theatre, with the same cast, for a limited run, from March 11 - June 27, 2010. It picked up six Tony Awards, including Best Play, Best Direction, and Best Performance by a Featured Actor (Redmayne), as well as three Drama Desk Awards, including Best Play. (more...)

Des McAnuff's YOSHIMI BATTLES THE PINK ROBOTS to Play La Jolla Playhouse in November 2012
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

La Jolla Playhouse today announced its final production of the 2012/2013 season: Yoshimi Battles the Pink Robots, a world-premiere musical written and directed by Playhouse Director Emeritus Des McAnuff (Jesus Christ Superstar, Jersey Boys), with music and lyrics by The Flaming Lips. The show will run in November/December 2012 (dates TBA) in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Forbidden Broadway Opens Cabaret 2012 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

Forbidden Broadway, New York's longest running musical comedy revue, opens January 27 at the Cosmopolitan Cabaret for a limited 8-week engagement through March 14. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jordan Roth Talks Recent Broadway Boom
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2012

This morning, March 14, Jujamcyn President Jordan Roth stopped by MSNBC's Morning Joe to talk about the recent Broadway boom. According to the most recent stats, the 2010-2011 season saw a record high of 12.5 million in ticket sales, and this season has seen box office grosses up by 6.7% this season. Click below to hear Roth's theories on why Broadway is flourishing despite a struggling economy, and how Broadway business could be an indication of an economy on the upswing. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Returns to Chicago for 9 Weeks This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 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...)

MEMPHIS Heads to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, March 13-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 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...)

Sarofim Hall Presents JERSEY BOYS, 3/13-3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 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...)

MEMPHIS, LA CAGE, BILLY et al. Set for PNC Broadway Across America 2011/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh, presented by The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust, Pittsburgh Symphony and Broadway Across America, proudly announces the 2011/2012 season. PNC Broadway Across America - Pittsburgh, one of the city's premier entertainment series, is sponsored by The PNC Foundation. This season presents an exceptional array of live entertainment on the Cultural District's world-class stages. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Comes To Times Union Center┬'s Moran Theater 3/13/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Tickets will go on sale September 18th at 10am for the Jacksonville premiere engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Times Union Center's Moran Theater from March 13, 2012 through April 1, 2012 for 24 performances. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE MIDTOWN MEN Perform 'Happy Together' on New CD
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2012

The Midtown Men, a group which reunites stars from the Original Cast of Broadway's Jersey Boys, have just released a new CD featuring the '60s hits that they sing on tour. In this promotional video, fans get a taste of their touring show. Additionally, watch these performers sing the Turtles' classic hit, 'Happy Together.' (more...)

Olivier Awards Nomination Announcement to be Streamed Live
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

The Olivier Award nominations will be announced 12 midday (GMT) on Thursday 15 March 2012 by last year's Best Actress winner Nancy Carroll and Best Actor Roger Allam. (more...)

HIGH to Play Royal Alexandra Theatre, 5/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Two-time Golden Globe® winner, Academy Award® & Tony Award® nominee Kathleen Turner returns to Toronto in the National Tour of Matthew Lombardo's play HIGH, May 8-13, 2012 at The Royal Alexandra Theatre. Directed by Rob Ruggiero, HIGH also features Evan Jonigkeit as "Cody Randall" and Timothy Altmeyer as "Father Michael Delpapp". (more...)

OUR TIME II Concert, to Benefit BC/EFA, Set for 3/12 at The Duplex
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Musically Human Theatre Productions (MHTP) today announced that 'Our Time II' -- a concert featuring songs by the next generation of theater composers--will be held this Monday, March 12, at 9:30 p.m. at the Duplex, located at 61 Christopher Street in Manhattan. A portion of the evening's proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Tickets, priced $15 plus a two drink minimum, are available by calling 212-255-5438 or visiting http://www.theduplex.com/~thedup/webcalendar/view_entry.php?id=6320&date=20120312. (more...)

BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award Announces Shortlist; Vote Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

The Society of London Theatre has today announced the shortlist for the BBC Radio 2 Olivier Audience Award. The public will vote for the overall winner. The shortlisted shows are BILLY ELLIOT, Jersey Boys, LES MISÉRABLES and WICKED. (more...)

Kritzerland at Sterling's Announces TAKE ME ALONG Bob Merrill Tribute for 4/1, North Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Kritzerland at Sterling's will host TAKE ME ALONG, a tribute to the great songs of Bob Merrill, both as composer/lyricist and lyricist, on April 1st at 7pm. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway This Week: March 12-18
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 12, 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 Ticket Buying Guide: March 12-18
by BWW - Mar 12, 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. Below, 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). The Broadway Spring Season kicks into high gear this week with EVITA, GHOST, AND NEWSIES all beginning previews. Additionally both DEATH OF A SALESMAN and ONCE will take their first official Broadway bows, with opening nights on March 15 and 18. With so much new material to see, you should buy your tickets now- before there's even more to catch up on! (more...)

BWW TV: Inside Press Day with PETER AND THE STARCATCHER - Sneak Peek at New Production Elements and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2012

The highly anticipated production of Peter and the Starcatcher held its press event on Friday, March 9th and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the press presentation and speak with the company. Click below to hear from the team and get a sneak peek of the newest production elements! (more...)

MEMPHIS to Celebrate 1000th Performance 3/14; Adam Pascal & Montego Glover Extend Through October
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

Hockadoo! The 2010 Tony Award winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced today that it will celebrate 1,000 performances on Broadway on Wednesday, March 14th at the 2pm matinee performance. MEMPHIS also just announced that stars Montego Glover and Adam Pascal will continue in their respective roles as "Felicia Farrell" and "Huey Calhoun" through October 2012. (more...)

University of Texas to Offer Musical Theatre Workshop for Teens, 6/10-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

The University of Texas at Austin, in collaboration with Texas State University-San Marcos, is offering the inaugural Texas Musical Theatre Workshop, a three-week, pre-professional summer intensive for high school students exploring a potential career in musical theatre. This program brings New York's Broadway talent to Texas, providing students musical theatre training by industry professionals. Teaching artists include Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa, director Matt Lenz, Broadway performer Joyce Chittick and university faculty members. (more...)

Carradine, Foster, Case, Emick & More to Star in Premiere of HANDS ON A HARDBODY at La Jolla
by BWW - Mar 12, 2012

The cast features Tony Award nominee Keith Carradine (Nashville, Broadway's The Will Rogers Follies) as "JD Drew," Allison Case (Hair revival on Broadway) as "Kelli Mangrum," Tony Award winner Jarrod Emick (Broadway's Ring of Fire) as "Mike Ferris," Hunter Foster (Playhouse's Little Miss Sunshine; Broadway's Urinetown) as "Benny Perkins," Jay Armstrong Johnson (Broadway's Catch Me If You Can) as "Greg Wilhote," David Larsen (Broadway's Good Vibrations) as "Chris Alvaro," Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone (Legally Blonde national tour) as "Heather Stovall," Mary Gordon Murray (Broadway's Little Me) as "Virginia Drew," Connie Ray (author/performer, Smoke on the Mountain, Broadway's Next Fall) as "Cindy Barnes," Jon Rua (Broadway's In the Heights) as "Jesus Pe?a," Keala Settle (Broadway's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert) as "Norma Valverde," Dale Soules (Grey Gardens) as "Janis Curtis," Jacob Ming Trent (Lincoln Center Theatre's On the Levee) as "Ronald McGowan," Scott Wakefield (Broadway's It Ain't Nothin' But the Blues) as "Frank Nugent" and William Youmans (Playhouse's Dracula, Twelfth Night) as "Don Curtis/Dr. Stokes." (more...)

Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company Sets Benefit for 4/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2012

The Harold Green Jewish Theatre Company presents ONE NIGHT ONLY - An Evening Of Song & Laughter hosted by Linda Kash and Sheila McCarthy on Monday, April 16, 8PM at the Jane Mallett Theatre, St. Lawrence Centre for the Arts. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 3/12
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 12, 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, 3/11/2012. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Closes at Aronoff Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

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

Aaron Ramey, Brad Badd Lead MHTP's Our Time II Concert At The Duplex 3/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2012

Musically Human Theatre Productions (MHTP) has announced that the second concert in their 'Our Time' series, featuring songs by the next generation of theater composers, will be held on Monday, March 12, at 9:30 p.m. at the Duplex, located at 61 Christopher Street in Manhattan. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER!
by Walter McBride - Mar 11, 2012

The highly anticipated production of Peter and the Starcatcher held its press event on Friday, March 9th and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture the show's cast and creative team. Next stop - BROADWAY! (more...)

MEMPHIS Comes to Cleveland, 2/28-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

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

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