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GODSPELL, SISTER ACT, et al. to Take Part in 2011 Kids' Night on BroadwayGODSPELL, SISTER ACT, et al. to Take Part in 2011 Kids' Night on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

The Broadway League announced today that actor and musician Nick Jonas will serve as the 2012 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY® National Ambassador. Jonas, who began his career on stage at age 8, returns to Broadway for the first time since the launch of the international sensation The Jonas Brothers when he joins the cast of How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying on January 24, 2012 in the iconic role of J Pierrepont Finch. He has previously been seen on Broadway in Annie Get Your Gun, Beauty and the Beast, and Les Misérables, as well as productions of A Christmas Carol and The Sound of Music. He will also be making a guest appearance next year on the new NBC musical drama Smash. (more...)

Tickets For Broadway Sacramento's WICKED Go On Sale December 3Tickets For Broadway Sacramento's WICKED Go On Sale December 3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

WICKED, the most anticipated musical production of the 2011 - 2012 Broadway Sacramento season will go on sale to the public on Saturday, December 3 at 7:00 a.m. exclusively in person at the Community Center Theater Box Office, 1301 L Street, in Sacramento. (more...)

WICKED Announces Ticket Lottery For $25 SeatsWICKED Announces Ticket Lottery For $25 Seats
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from November 2 - 26 at the Aronoff Center for the Arts. (more...)

Long Wharf Theatre Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 10/26-11/20Long Wharf Theatre Presents AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' 10/26-11/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Interim Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the Tony Award-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin' on the Mainstage from Oct. 26 through Nov. 20. (more...)

Showtime's WEEDS to Return for Season 8? Showtime's WEEDS to Return for Season 8?
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2011

According to TV Line, the Showtime comedy drama WEEDS will be returning for an eighth season. While the network hints that it would treat an eighth season as the show's last, there is a possibility of a ninth season as well, TV Line reports. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell, David Hyde Pierce Set for Acting Company Gala, 11/14Brian Stokes Mitchell, David Hyde Pierce Set for Acting Company Gala, 11/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2011

At The Acting Company's Masquerade Gala on November 14 at Capitale, Brian Stokes Mitchell and Joseph Benincasa, Chairman and President respectively of The Actors Fund, will accept the Joan Warburg Humanitarian Award honoring the Fund's extraordinary legacy of providing health and human services to the entertainment community since 1882. James Bundy, Dean of Yale School of Drama and Artistic Director of Yale Repertory Theatre, will receive the John Houseman Award recognizing his profound commitment to the development of classical actors and a national audience for the theater. David Hyde Pierce and Charles S. Dutton will present the awards; the Godspell cast will entertain and Acting Company Alumnus Hamish Linklater (Seminar) emcees the evening for an industry-filled audience of producers, directors, entertainers and other notables including The Honorable Thomas Kean, legendary record producer Clive Davis, New York Times writer Enid Nemy and The Broadway League's Charlotte St. Martin. For ticket Information call: 212-258-3111 . (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/24INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 10/24
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 2011

Welcome to the first 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, 10/23/2011. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: October 24-30Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: October 24-30
by BWW - Oct 24, 2011

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). Hurricane Irene might have slowed business last week on the Great White Way, but she is long gone, and the Theatre District is open for business yet again. Taking their very last bows next weekend are BABY IT'S YOU, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, and MASTER CLASS. Don't forget to catch them before they close! (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway This Week: October 24-30What's Playing on Broadway This Week: October 24-30
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 24, 2011

Check 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...)

Northlight Theatre Presents SNAPSHOTS, Closes 10/23Northlight Theatre Presents SNAPSHOTS, Closes 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2011

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, opens its 37th season with the Chicago premiere of Snapshots: A Musical Scrapbook, music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by David Stern. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Opens 2011-12 Season With SnapshotsNorthlight Theatre Opens 2011-12 Season With Snapshots
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2011

Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans announce the first show of Northlight's 2010-2011 season, Snapshots, a new show described by the authors as a 'musical scrapbook,' that includes some of the best-loved music and lyrics by the creator of Wicked, Godspell, Pippin! and Working. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Leads Thousand Oaks's HEART AND SOULShoshana Bean Leads Thousand Oaks's HEART AND SOUL
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

THE THOUSAND OAKS CIVIC ARTS PLAZA & CHRIS ISAACSON are thrilled to announce the performers for UPRIGHT CABARET's AMERICAN ICON SERIES' first show of their 3rd Season, beginning with, HEART AND SOUL, starring American Idol Finalist SYESHA MERCADO, Broadway sensation SHOSHANA BEAN, and vocal powerhouse SYLVIA MACCALLA, celebrating the music of Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick & Whitney Houston! (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Daniel Boys Set for GODSPELL Concert TonightKerry Ellis, Daniel Boys Set for GODSPELL Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

As previously announced, award winning West End star Daniel Boys will join the previously announced West End and Broadway singing sensation Kerry Ellis in the 40th anniversary concert version of Stephen Schwartz's smash-hit musical ‘Godspell'. The event will take place at the Palace Theatre Manchester tonight at 8pm. (more...)

Trevecca Nazarene University Celebrates GODSPELL's 40th Anniversary With Upcoming ProductionTrevecca Nazarene University Celebrates GODSPELL's 40th Anniversary With Upcoming Production
by Jeffrey Ellis - Oct 21, 2011

Celebrating the 40th anniversary of Stephen Schwartz's groundbreaking musical, Nashville's Trevecca Nazarene University's theatre department will present seven performances of Godspell October 27-November 5 at the Boone Convocation Center on the TNU campus at 333 Murfreesboro Road. (more...)

Loyola Theatre Presents A Fresh New Vision of Godspell 11/4-12Loyola Theatre Presents A Fresh New Vision of Godspell 11/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2011

The Department of Theatre Arts and Dance at Loyola University New Orleans presents a fresh production of the musical 'Godspell,' celebrating the show's 40th anniversary of opening on Broadway. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 15-21THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 21, 2011

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week, or you're just in the mood for a recap of everything theatre, BroadwayWorld's feature, 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end of the week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to the West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more! For last week's biggest events: visit THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: October 8-14. (more...)

Photo Flash: New GODSPELL Photos Released!Photo Flash: New GODSPELL Photos Released!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

The 40th Anniversary production and first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's landmark rock musical Godspell is now in preview performances at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theatre. Directed by Daniel Goldstein and choreographed by Tony Award nominee Christopher Gattelli (South Pacific), the show will open on Monday, November 7. Last week, we brought you a FIRST LOOK at the production and today, we bring you the newest production shots just released! (more...)

Silent Street Productions Announces Kacie Sheik, Andrew Kober & More for MIXTAPE ReadingSilent Street Productions Announces Kacie Sheik, Andrew Kober & More for MIXTAPE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

On October 21st, Silent Street Productions will kick off it's 2011/2012 season with a staged reading of Mixtape, a new musical by Zoe Sarnak. (more...)

Few Tickets Remain for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Benefit, 10/31Few Tickets Remain for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Benefit, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2011

A limited number of tickets remain for the special one-night-only return engagement of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, which is being produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN... & I'M IN THERAPY! Opens In Toronto 10/19MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN... & I'M IN THERAPY! Opens In Toronto 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

Steve Solomon's international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! opens Wednesday October 19 starring Tony Award-winner Paul Kreppel. (more...)

WICKED Returns To Nashville 10/19-11/6WICKED Returns To Nashville 10/19-11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in 2009, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster will return to Nashville's Tennessee Performing Arts Center, October 19 through November 6. (more...)

Silent Street Productions Announces Kacie Sheik, Andrew Kober & More for MIXTAPE ReadingSilent Street Productions Announces Kacie Sheik, Andrew Kober & More for MIXTAPE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2011

On October 21st, Silent Street Productions will kick off it's 2011/2012 season with a staged reading of Mixtape, a new musical by Zoe Sarnak. (more...)

Des McAnuff to Appear in ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Concert, 10/31Des McAnuff to Appear in ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Concert, 10/31
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

The Path Fund, Inc.has just announced that two-time Tony Award winning director Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, The Who's Tommy) has joined the cast of 'ROCKERS ON BROADWAY - HALLOWEEN SPOOKTACULAR', the latest edition of Broadway's favorite benefit Rock and Roll concert series will take place on Monday October 31st at the Midtown Theatre at the HA! Comedy Club (163 West 46th Street, NYC) with shows at 7PM and 10PM. Proceeds will benefit The Broadway Dreams Foundation, Broadway in South Africa and Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Fundraises for LIVING FOR TODAYSTAGE TUBE: Randy Rainbow Fundraises for LIVING FOR TODAY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 18, 2011

LIVING FOR TODAY, with musical direction by Nate Patten, and direction by David Alpert, played a one-night-only engagement at the newly renovated Joe's Pub last night, October 17, 2011 at 7:00PM. The fourth annual LIVING FOR TODAY concert showcased Broadway stars in an exciting night of music. This year's concert, titled FIRST NAME BASIS, featured everyone's favorite showtunes, but only those with a first name in the title. Proceeds go to the Gilana Shira Alpert Fund. Youtube star Randy Rainbow made a special appearance in the video below, which features cameos by Stephen Spinella, Allison Case and Max Von Essen. Click below to check it out! (more...)

Shoshana Bean to Star in HEART AND SOUL Concert at La Mirada Theatre, 11/6Shoshana Bean to Star in HEART AND SOUL Concert at La Mirada Theatre, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2011

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & CHRIS ISAACSON have just announced the performers for UPRIGHT CABARET's AMERICAN ICON SERIES' first show of their 3rd Season, beginning with, HEART AND SOUL, starring American Idol Finalist SYESHA MERCADO, Broadway sensation SHOSHANA BEAN, and vocal powerhouse SYLVIA MACCALLA, celebrating the music of Diana Ross, Dionne Warwick & Whitney Houston. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lazar, Case & More in LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit at Joe's PubPhoto Coverage: Lazar, Case & More in LIVING FOR TODAY Benefit at Joe's Pub
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Oct 18, 2011

LIVING FOR TODAY, with musical direction by Nate Patten, and direction by David Alpert, played a one-night-only engagement at the newly renovated Joe's Pub last night, October 17, 2011 at 7:00PM. The fourth annual LIVING FOR TODAY concert showcased Broadway stars in an exciting night of music. This year's concert, titled FIRST NAME BASIS, featured everyone's favorite showtunes, but only those with a first name in the title. Proceeds go to the Gilana Shira Alpert Fund. BroadwayWorld was there in support and brings you photo coverage below! (more...)

Ruffelle, Kelsey and Rawle To Star In Menier Chocolate Factory's Christmas Musical PIPPINRuffelle, Kelsey and Rawle To Star In Menier Chocolate Factory's Christmas Musical PIPPIN
by BWW - Oct 18, 2011

Harry Hepple, Ian Kelsey, Matt Rawle and Frances Ruffelle will be featured in the Menier Chocolate Factory's production of Pippin, a colourful, imaginative and darkly humorous coming-of-age story with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, The Baker's Wife, Godspell) and book by Roger O. Hirson. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Boho's PIPPIN Does The Magic At Theater WitBWW Reviews: Boho's PIPPIN Does The Magic At Theater Wit
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 18, 2011

For the next four weekends (until November 13, 2011), this year's unofficial Chicagoland Stephen Schwartz festival continues at the Theater Wit multiplex facility on Belmont Avenue. That's where the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble, aka Boho Theatre, has mounted a thoroughly relevant and highly riveting production of the first show the lyricist and composer wrote (while he was in college) and the first to make it to Broadway, where it opened in 1972 in a legendary production staged by Bob Fosse at the height of his power. (more...)

Aaron Lazar, Janet Dacal, et al. Set for LIVING FOR TODAY Concert, 10/17Aaron Lazar, Janet Dacal, et al. Set for LIVING FOR TODAY Concert, 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

LIVING FOR TODAY, with musical direction by Nate Patten, and direction by David Alpert, will play a one-night-only engagement at the newly renovated Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY 10003) on October 17, 2011 at 7:00PM. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway This Week: October 17-23What's Playing on Broadway This Week: October 17-23
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 17, 2011

Check 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...)

Janet Dacal, Max Von Essen, et al. to Appear in LIVING FOR TODAY Tonight at Joe's PubJanet Dacal, Max Von Essen, et al. to Appear in LIVING FOR TODAY Tonight at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

LIVING FOR TODAY, with musical direction by Nate Patten, and direction by David Alpert, will play a one-night-only engagement at the newly renovated Joe's Pub tonight, October 17, 2011 at 7:00PM. Only a limited number of general seats are still available- making advance reservations is highly recommended either by going online at joespub.com or by visiting the box office, or calling 212.967.7555 (more...)

WICKED Returns to the Fabulous Fox TheatreWICKED Returns to the Fabulous Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

After breaking box office records and selling out in record time in three previous engagements, WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis, December 12, 2012-January 6, 2013. (more...)

MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN... & I'M IN THERAPY! Opens In Toronto 10/19MY MOTHER'S ITALIAN... & I'M IN THERAPY! Opens In Toronto 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2011

Steve Solomon's international hit comedy My Mother's Italian, My Father's Jewish & I'm in Therapy! opens Wednesday October 19 starring Tony Award-winner Paul Kreppel. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: October 17-23Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: October 17-23
by BWW - Oct 17, 2011

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). Hurricane Irene might have slowed business last week on the Great White Way, but she is long gone, and the Theatre District is open for business yet again. Taking their very last bows next weekend are BABY IT'S YOU, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, and MASTER CLASS. Don't forget to catch them before they close! (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour Kicks Off in Memphis, 10/16MEMPHIS National Tour Kicks Off in Memphis, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

The national touring production of MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will kick off on October 16, 2011 at the Orpheum Theatre in Memphis, TN (203 South Main Street) where it will play through October 23. (more...)

Cabaret Singer Pat Whiteman Reprises MOOD at Show at Barre, 10/16Cabaret Singer Pat Whiteman Reprises MOOD at Show at Barre, 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

After a successful debut at New York City's Metropolitan Room and back-to-back standing room only performances at LA's famed Gardenia Supperclub, Pat Whiteman reprises 'The Mood I'm In' on Sunday, October 16 at 8:00 p.m. at Show at Barre. (more...)

Catherine Zeta-Jones Hosts Benefit Paying Tribute to Hollywood and Broadway  Catherine Zeta-Jones Hosts Benefit Paying Tribute to Hollywood and Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2011

Stars from Hollywood and Broadway came together tonight for a one-of-a-kind performance featuring some of the biggest names from stage and screen to benefit the Motion Picture & Television Fund (MPTF). Catherine Zeta-Jones returned to host the evening, marking the 6th anniversary of the event and raising $1 million. Funds raised during the evening support the numerous essential health and social services the MPTF provides to more than 60,000 entertainment industry members every year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZESPhoto Coverage: IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZES
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 16, 2011

The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular music with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - celebrated the music of Irving Berlin in a stirring program entitled 'Rags to Ritzes.' Under the baton of guest director Jack Everly, the concert kicked off the orchestra's 29th season on October 14 with an evening of quintessentially American music. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GODSPELL Flash Mob in Times SquareSTAGE TUBE: GODSPELL Flash Mob in Times Square
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 15, 2011

The 40th Anniversary production and first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical Godspell began performances on October 14. Today, a Godspell flash mob, choreographed by Renee Braun, broke out in the middle of Times Square! (more...)

Exclusive Coverage: Rehearsal with IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZESExclusive Coverage: Rehearsal with IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZES
by Walter McBride - Oct 15, 2011

The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular music with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - celebrated the music of Irving Berlin in a stirring program entitled 'Rags to Ritzes.' Under the baton of guest director Jack Everly, the concert kicked off the orchestra's 29th season on October 14 with an evening of quintessentially American music. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorldSaturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 15, 2011

If you're looking for a quick roundup of this week's events in theatre, look no further - here are some of the best articles the week had to offer! (more...)

Ashley Brown Leads New York Pops Irving Berlin Tribute TonightAshley Brown Leads New York Pops Irving Berlin Tribute Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

On October 14, 2011 at 8:00pm, The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular music with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - celebrates the music of Irving Berlin in a stirring program entitled 'Rags to Ritzes'. Under the baton of guest director Jack Everly, the concert kicks off the orchestra's 29th season with an evening of quintessentially American music. (more...)

Michael Musto, Jesse Green, et al. Set for 10/14 THEATER TALKMichael Musto, Jesse Green, et al. Set for 10/14 THEATER TALK
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

Celebrating their 19th season on New York television, THEATER TALK co-hosts Michael Riedel of the New York Post and series executive producer Susan Haskins call on savvy journalists Michael Musto of The Village Voice, Jesse Green of New Yorkmagazine, and Patrick Pacheco of NY1 News to contribute wisdom, hunches and barbs about the upcoming fall Broadway season. (more...)

BoHo Launches Season with Stephen Schwartz's Pippin 10/14-11/13BoHo Launches Season with Stephen Schwartz's Pippin 10/14-11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

BoHo Theatre kicks off its 2011/2012 Season with Pippin, Stephen Schwartz (composer of Wicked and Godspell) and Roger O. Hirson's musical experience about the search for meaning, significance, and love. (more...)

Vagabond Players Present GODSPELL, 10/14-11/13Vagabond Players Present GODSPELL, 10/14-11/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

An innovative and uplifting revival of Godspell opens October 14 at the Vagabond Theatre, on Broadway in Fells Point. With music and lyrics by Stephen Swartz and book by John-Michael Tebelak, this popular musical, first produced in 1971, is one of Broadway's longest running shows. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Stephen Schwartz Salute - From GODSPELL To WICKEDFLASH FRIDAY: A Stephen Schwartz Salute - From GODSPELL To WICKED
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 14, 2011

This week we are shining our brightest of spotlights on one of the most successful composers of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries - thanks in no small part to his classic scores for Godspell, PIPPIN and WICKED - who is also known for his extensive, multi-Oscar-winning movie work - lyrics for POCAHANTAS and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME; music and lyrics for THE PRINCE OF EGYPT - yet, to many Broadway babies, Stephen Schwartz is beloved most of all for his lesser-known scores that perhaps contain his richest material of all - THE BAKER'S WIFE and CHILDREN OF EDEN topping the list. While Godspell, PIPPIN and THE MAGIC SHOW all ran concurrently on Broadway in the mid-1970s when Schwartz was still only in his twenties, the 1980s proved to be far less frugal with a string of unsuccessful ventures that nevertheless possessed many compositional charms that have since become hallmarks of his work - look no further than WORKING's intellectual and moving ballad "Fathers & Sons"; or, better yet, the near-indescribable power of the subtly pop-influenced "Meadowlark" in the otherwise Gallic score of THE BAKER'S WIFE. While his considerable commercial success was partially due in no small part to his partnership with master animated musical tunesmith Alan Menken working on the songs for POCAHANTAS and THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, Schwartz provided one of the most memorable and epic animated film scores of all-time with his solo Oscar-winning work on THE PRINCE OF EGYPT for DreamWorks - nabbing a Best Song Oscar for the hit Whitney Houston/Mariah Carey duet "When You Believe" (sung by Michele Pfeiffer in the context of the film itself). Nevertheless, onstage, the 1990s proved to be less fruitful for Schwartz, especially with his stunning work on the immensely impressive score for CHILDREN OF EDEN going virtually unnoticed as the show stumbled to a quick closure in the West End (although the Papermill Playhouse staged it more successfully later in the decade). THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME found new life in Germany thanks to a visually arresting production directed by James Lapine, as well as a more rounded-out score with a number of new compositions added to the mix of the gothic music by Menken with lyrics by Schwartz. Of course, the biggest success of Schwartz's career was still yet to come: WICKED may have come to New York with a whimper originally, but it has roared louder than the MGM lion himself for the last eight years on Broadway - and shows no signs of stopping anytime soon. WICKED is the hit of the century so far, no question, and, considering Stephen Schwartz already has three bonafide hits on his resume thanks to Bob Fosse's multi-Tony Award-winning original mounting of PIPPIN, along with the original productions of Godspell and THE MAGIC SHOW, celebrating his career with a fresh new production of his first musical, Godspell - now at the Circle In The Square - seems to be the perfect way to honor one of Broadway's brightest talents. So, that makes two on Broadway... but, what will be the third to mark the forty year anniversary of his record? Perhaps that is an answer we will find inside! Prepare ye the way of Stephen Schwartz! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Exclusive Rehearsal with IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZESFREEZE FRAME: Exclusive Rehearsal with IRVING BERLIN: RAGS TO RITZES
by Walter McBride - Oct 14, 2011

The New York Pops orchestra - famous for presenting popular music with a symphony orchestra of the highest quality - celebrates the music of Irving Berlin in a stirring program entitled 'Rags to Ritzes'. Under the baton of guest director Jack Everly, the concert kicks off the orchestra's 29th season with an evening of quintessentially American music. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at GODSPELL on Broadway!Photo Coverage: First Look at GODSPELL on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2011

The 40th Anniversary production and first-ever Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's rock musical Godspell began performances last night and we've got a first look at the show's cast in performance! (more...)

Cast Announced for MEMPHIS National Tour; Fenkart & Boswell to Lead!Cast Announced for MEMPHIS National Tour; Fenkart & Boswell to Lead!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

The 2010 Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS announced casting today for the U.S. national tour of the critically acclaimed production. The national tour of MEMPHIS will star Bryan Fenkart (Huey) and Felicia Boswell (Felicia) with Quentin Earl Darrington (Delray), Rhett George (Gator), Julie Johnson (Mama), Will Mann (Bobby), and William Parry (Mr. Simmons). (more...)

Jack Everly to Conduct New York Pops in Performance of Irving Berlin 10/14Jack Everly to Conduct New York Pops in Performance of Irving Berlin 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2011

The Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra's Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the New York Pops and a stellar cast of performers with many Broadway credits in Irving Berlin: From Ragtime to Ritzes at New York's famed Carnegie Hall on Friday, October 14, at 8 p.m. (more...)

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