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BWW Reviews: WICKED at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Cara Richardson - Mar 31, 2014

While some may think this could be a boring musical for children, trust me when I say that it is far from that. While this is a show that children will enjoy, Wicked delves much deeper into human nature than most "children's" shows. Wicked gives a hard look at how the choices we make define our lives, and how difficult it can be to be different and to stand for what you believe in. (more...)

Singer/Songwriter Evie Archer to Release Debut Album LIFE IN SAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Singer/songwriter Evie Archer emerges from a time of doubt, confusion, and a 'Life in Sand,' getting back to her lifelong passion for music on her debut album, an inspiring homage to the power of resilience. (more...)

Trehearn, McCourt and More To Perform At WORDS SHARED WITH FRIENDS Album Launch Concert, Leicester Square Theatre Lounge, April 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

The Leicester Square Theatre Lounge will host a launch concert on Sunday April 13 for 'Words Shared With Friends', an album of songs with an eclectic and international mix of musical styles (pop, rock and musical theatre from the UK, Sweden, the Netherlands, Israel & the USA) composed by Christopher J. Orton, Ben Messenger, Joe Sterling, Jonathan Eio, Filip von Uexkull, Tristan Bons, Omri Lahav, Dean Heller and Ty Kroll - and lyrics written or co-written by lyricist Robert Gould. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Raleigh (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Little Rock - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Little Rock (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for South Bend (more...)

The Flaming Lips Release FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

THE FLAMING LIPS continue to explore the rich world of PINK FLOYD with their new digital release, FLAMING SIDE OF THE MOON. (more...)

Singer-Songwriter Carolyn Marie Opens for Sylvia in Hershey Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

Singer-songwriter Carolyn Marie will be playing a pre-show concert in Hershey in March, before iconic '80s star Sylvia takes the stage. (more...)

Creating Arts Company to Present SNOW WHITE and WIZARD OF OZ, Beg. 4/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The Creating Arts company has just announced its upcoming productions - Snow White and Wizard of Oz. Details below! (more...)

Lea DeLaria, Joey Arias & Stephen Wallem to Join Lance Horne at Birdland, 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will make his Birdland debut with a special concert on Monday, March 31 at 7:00 PM. Lea DeLaria, Joey Arias, Stephen Wallem and Michael Rose have joined the evening as special guests, in addition to the previously-announced Alan Cumming, Alice Ripley and Rachel Dratch. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. Lance will also headline a special concert at Rockwood LA on April 15 with guest stars to be announced and an additional event this spring in San Francisco. He has contributed a movement to Tyler's Suite, a choral song-cycle dedicated to Tyler Clementi, the 18-year-old Rutgers University student that took his life three years ago. The piece, which also includes contributions from Stephen Schwartz, Ann Hampton Callaway and Craig Carnelia, will premiere from the San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus on March 25-26. Birdland is located at 315 West 44th Street in Manhattan. Tickets are $30 with a $10 minimum. Visit BirdlandJazz.com for more information. (more...)

Diana Damrau's Le Poisson Rouge Show Livestreams Tonight
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2014

orld renown soprano and Metropolitan Opera standout Diana Damrau brings her eclectic repertoire to a special solo show at celebrated cabaret venue Le Poisson Rouge this month and the event is set to be livestreamed tonight. (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

Lewis Cleale Joins Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More in 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, 4/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. On April 5, 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Mike McGowan Replaces Jason Howard in Paper Mill's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse continue its 75th Anniversary Season with the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical South Pacific. With music by Richard Rodgers, lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, and book by Oscar Hammerstein II and Joshua Logan, South Pacific will be directed by Rob Ruggiero and choreographed by Ralph Perkins. Mike McGowan joins this enchanting cast as Emile de Becque replacing the previously announced Jason Howard. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 26th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 26, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Cats' and 'Les Miserables' open in major suburban productions, a world premiere from Hershey Felder, a Chicago premiere from Pride Films And Plays, 'Carnival' spins, Harms and Scrofano feted, season announcements from Porchlight, Williams Street and Milwaukee Skylight, and more! (more...)

Riverdale Rising Stars to Present RENT: SCHOOL EDITION, 4/5-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The award-winning teens of the Riverdale Rising Stars are proud to present Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking rock musical RENT: SCHOOL EDITION for eight performances only, April 5 - April 13, 2014. Performances will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY. (more...)

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Presents THE WIZARD OF OZ, 4/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra presents The Wizard of Oz led by guest conductor Sarah Hicks on April 12-13, 2014, at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. The film will be screened with original vocals intact accompanied by a live performance of the musical score. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ & Judy Garland Expert to Speak at Oakland University, 4/1
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

Internationally renowned Wizard of Oz and Judy Garland expert John Fricke will visit Oakland University for a lively and engaging talk from 7-9 p.m. on Tuesday, April 1 in Oakland Center Banquet Room A. The author, entertainer and historian has written several books on the iconic film and actress, including 'The Wonderful World of Oz: An Illustrated History of the American Classic,' released in 2013. (more...)

Diana Damrau's Le Poisson Rouge Show Set To Be Livestreamed, 3/27
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 24, 2014

World renown soprano and Metropolitan Opera standout Diana Damrau brings her eclectic repertoire to a special solo show at celebrated cabaret venue Le Poisson Rouge this month and the event is set to be livestreamed later this week. (more...)

Tia Shearer, Maggie Erwin & More to Star in The Hub Theatre's FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's spring production of Philip Dawkins musical, macabre comedy, FAILURE: A LOVE STORY. A trio of sisters played by TIA SHEARER (Jenny June), MAGGIE ERWIN (Nellie) and CAROLYN KASHNER (Gertie) guide us through this wonderful fable of love and life as they all lose their hearts to a gentleman caller embodied by the ever-magnetic MICHAEL KEVIN DARNALL (Mortimer Mortimer). The family is made whole with CHRIS STINSON (John N.) an adopted brother and ROSE MCCONNELL as the melodic Gramaphone (more...)

BWW Interviews: Brian McFadden on THE WAR OF THE WORLDS
by Adrian Bradley - Mar 24, 2014

Westlife's Brian McFadden has joined an all star cast for the last ever tour of Jeff Wayne's THE WAR OF THE WORLDS. With the show due to hit arenas from November 2014, McFadden told BWW:UK how excited he is to be playing the Sung Thoughts of the Journalist - alongside a holographic Liam Neeson as the Journalist - and what West End show he'd really love to be in. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 23
by - Mar 23, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 23, 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 9, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Hold onto your hats! Shows beginning in late April include 'Avenue Q,' 'Ragtime,' 'Juno,' 'Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!,' 'How To Succeed...,' 'Hair,' 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Motown' and 'The Wizard of Oz!' AMAZING! Plus news from The Second City, the Goodman, that JCS arena tour, a 2015 'Little Shop' and the return of the Mormons! Whew! (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Arvada Center Presents a Haunting and Memorable Insight into Addiction in END OF THE RAINBOW
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 9, 2014

What truly impressed me about this show and Judy's demise were the layers involved in her downward spiral and elevating this play with the absolutely stunning musical numbers. (more...)

Producer John Frost Oam to Receive 2014 JC Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. (more...)

Producer John Frost Announced as 2014 Recipient of JC Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. The JC WILLIAMSON AWARD is the foremost honour that the Australian live entertainment industry can bestow. The award recognises individuals who have made an outstanding contribution to the Australian live entertainment and performing arts industry and shaped the future of our industry for the better. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ & More Set for TCM's Classic Film Festival
by Movies News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Warner Bros. Home Entertainment (WBHE) has announced that six of their classic films with upcoming tent-pole Blu-ray anniversary and special editions will be featured at the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival from April 10-13 in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Recap: Off to See the Wizard on ABC's ONCE UPON A TIME!
by Danielle DeSisto - Apr 7, 2014

As the episode begins, we see a green cyclone hurling towards the ground. A middle-aged couple appears after the storm has ceased, and they hear a baby crying in the distance. (more...)

Theatre Producer John Frost Honored with 2014 JC Williamson Award; Ceremony Set for QPAC, May 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Live Performance Australia (LPA) has today announced that revered theatre producer John Frost has been named the 2014 JC WILLIAMSON AWARD recipient. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in St. Petersburg - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for St. Petersburg (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in South Bend - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for South Bend (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Columbus - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Columbus (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 6
by - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tampa - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Tampa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Raleigh - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Raleigh (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops' LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 5, 2014

Yesterday, April 4, 2014, The New York Pops continued its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood, featuring the orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, to travel through Hollywood history with the music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations. The program included a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a tribute to the movie music of Marvin Hamlisch, selections from Ben-Hur by Miklos Rozsa, and selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone. BroadwayWorld was there for the event! Check below for photos from the night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: The New York Pops LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD Rehearsal Photos
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 5, 2014

On April 4, 2014, The New York Pops continued its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood, featuring the orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, to travel through Hollywood history with the music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations. The program included a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a tribute to the movie music of Marvin Hamlisch, selections from Ben-Hur by Miklós Rózsa, and selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone. BroadwayWorld was there for the rehearsal. Check below for photos! (more...)

Riverdale Rising Stars Present RENT: SCHOOL EDITION, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

The award-winning teens of the Riverdale Rising Stars are proud to present Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking rock musical RENT: SCHOOL EDITION for eight performances only, today, April 5 - April 13, 2014. Performances will be held at the Riverdale YM-YWHA, located at 5625 Arlington Avenue (just off of Riverdale Avenue and West 256th Street), in Riverdale, Bronx, NY. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

New York Pops Presents LIGHTS, CAMERA, ACTION: A NIGHT IN HOLLYWOOD Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Tonight, April 4, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with Lights, Camera, Action: A Night in Hollywood, featuring the orchestra and Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA, to travel through Hollywood history with the music that has transformed film's most iconic scenes into unforgettable moments of passion, fear, love, and hope for generations. The program will include a celebration of the 75th Anniversary of The Wizard of Oz, a tribute to the movie music of Marvin Hamlisch, selections from Ben-Hur by Miklos Rozsa, and selections from The Mission by Ennio Morricone. (more...)

Columbus Children's Theatre Hosts FAIRYTALE BALL & ROYAL FEAST Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Columbus Children's Theatre announces the 4th annual Fairytale Ball & Royal Feast, tonight, April 4, 2014 6:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m. at The Westin downtown Columbus, presented by Altria Client Services. (more...)

Lance Horne to Celebrate FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More, 4/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles on Tuesday, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre to Offer FIRST STEP TO STARDOM Audition Workshops, 4/12 & 19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Free optional audition workshops to prepare for the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's annual free First Step to Stardom audition day will be offered on Saturday, April 12, and Saturday, April 19, at the Theatre's Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, DOKTOR KABOOM in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

On the heels of the 75th Anniversary tribute to The Wizard of Oz at the Academy Awards, The Ridgefield Playhouse will follow suit by presenting the famed story for children of all ages on Saturday, May 3, at 11 a.m. & 2 p.m. In a musical adaptation of the classic 'The Wizard of Oz', the story will come to life for the young-at-heart. The songs featured in this beloved tale include 'Soup's On', 'Somewhere', 'Follow the Yellow Brick Road' and 'It's So Easy to be a Witch'. Doktor Kaboom will prove that science can be fun when the stage production Doktor Kaboom!, which cleverly blends the wonders of science with theatre, comes to The Ridgefield Playhouse on Wednesday, May 7, at 10 a.m. and 12:30 p.m. This event is ideal for grades 2 - 8. (more...)

Angela Shultz to Bring REALITY CHECK to Don't Tell Mama, 4/26 & 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show 'Reality Check' on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). There is a $20 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. (Members of MAC -- $15.) Reservations may be placed by calling (212) 757-0788 after 4pm daily or by visiting www.donttellmamanyc.com (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Sings THE WIZARD OF OZ & THE WIZ Medley At MISCAST 2014
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 3, 2014

In addition to a showstopping performance of a legendary duet from iconic musical theatre masterpiece WEST SIDE STORY given by Broadway headliners Raul Esparza and Lin-Manuel Miranda at the recent star-studded MISCAST 2014 gala, Esparza also treated attendees to a spirited rendition of iconic FUNNY GIRL film showstopper 'My Man' and a new clip of the performance is now available to view. (more...)

BWW Recaps: IDOL's Top-8 Separate into Pretenders & Contenders w/ full recaps and photos
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 2, 2014

As he has been doing throughout Season XIII, new AMERICAN IDOL Executive Producer Per Blankens has again thrown a curveball of a theme at the Top-8. Instead of the well-warn 'Motown' and 'Burt Bacharach' Weeks, for the first time in IDOL history, the finalists all performed their initial audition songs. (more...)

MISS GULCH RETURNS! Kicks Off Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth's New Collaboration, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Diversionary Theatre and Martinis Above Fourth | Table & Stage in beautiful Hillcrest are excited to announce a new collaboration in 2014, presenting for the first time ever performances of Diversionary's adventurous Cabaret series in San Diego's premier Dinner Theatre! (more...)

Lincoln Center Presents GREAT PERFORMERS Concerts, DEAR MANDELA and More, April 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Lincoln Center has announced an exciting lineup of events for April 2014. (more...)

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