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Philhallmonic Society to Perform for REACH THE WORLD Dinner, 2/9Philhallmonic Society to Perform for REACH THE WORLD Dinner, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

The Philhallmonic Society will perform at Reach the World's 2011 Benefit Dinner at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, February 9, 2011. With the motto, 'we sing so others can soar,' The Philhallmonic Society is a unique organization under the leadership of international Broadway composer, conductor and producer Phil Hall, and is staged by Broadway dancer and choreographer Mark Santoro. www.thephilhallmonicsociety.org. (more...)

Philhallmonic Society To Perform for Reach the World 2011 Benefit DinnerPhilhallmonic Society To Perform for Reach the World 2011 Benefit Dinner
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2011

The Philhallmonic Society will perform at Reach the World's 2011 Benefit Dinner at The Loeb Boathouse in Central Park, February 9, 2011. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Sub-stage at the London PalladiumTHE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Sub-stage at the London Palladium
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 9, 2011

You might think all The Wizard of Oz action is going on onstage, but today we're underneath the London Palladium with Sub-Stage ASM Tom to find out what's going on underneath the yellow brick road... (more...)

Civic Theatre's WIZARD OF OZ Announces Munchkin CastCivic Theatre's WIZARD OF OZ Announces Munchkin Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2011

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, is touching down in San Diego as Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation brings this national treasure to the San Diego Civic Theatre; February 15 - 20, 2011. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Wizard of Oz Stage ManagementTHE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Wizard of Oz Stage Management
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 8, 2011

Wizard of Oz Resident Director Kate introduces us to some of the show's hard-working Stage Management team - ASM's Sam and James and DSM Kirsty - as we find out how they help keep the show together... (more...)

Photo Flash: York Theatre's THE ROAD TO QATAR Opening NightPhoto Flash: York Theatre's THE ROAD TO QATAR Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new true musical comedy, The Road to Qatar!, featuring book and lyrics by Stephen Cole and music by David Krane, with direction by Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway), choreography by Bob Richard (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) and musical direction by David Caldwell (Children of Eden). (more...)

Photo Flash: ROAD TO QATAR Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Flash: ROAD TO QATAR Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new true musical comedy, The Road to Qatar!, featuring book and lyrics by Stephen Cole and music by David Krane, with direction by Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway), choreography by Bob Richard (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) and musical direction by David Caldwell (Children of Eden). The five- member cast features James Beaman (Spamalot, National Tour) as Michael, Keith Gerchak (Finding Nemo, The Musical) as Jeffrey, Bill Nolte (La Cage aux Folles) as Mansour, Sarah Stiles (Avenue Q) as Nazirah, and Bruce Warren (The Wizard of Oz) as Farid. (more...)

The Art of the Storyteller Features Jodi Picoult at Northern  2/7The Art of the Storyteller Features Jodi Picoult at Northern 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

Northern Stage presents internationally acclaimed best-selling author Jodi Picoult as you've never seen her before. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Crawford in THE WIZARD OF OZ; Previews Begin!Photo Flash: First Look at Michael Crawford in THE WIZARD OF OZ; Previews Begin!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

Audiences will soon follow the yellow brick road over the rainbow to see Danielle Hope, winner of BBC TV's Over the Rainbow, play Dorothy at The London Palladium, the capital's home of the family musical. Here is a first look at Michael Crawford as the Wizard! Previews begin February 7 in London! (more...)

Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Presents A Tribute To Billie HolidayBarbara Morrison Performing Arts Center Presents A Tribute To Billie Holiday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

The Barbara Morrison Performing Arts Center will present "A Tribute To Billie Holiday," in celebration of Black History Month, starring renowned jazz pianist and vocalist, Corky Hale, Billie Holiday's pianist, as well as performances by celebrated jazz vocalists Barbara Morrison and Tricia Tahara. (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces SpotLight Musical Theatre Program HonorsHennepin Theatre Trust Announces SpotLight Musical Theatre Program Honors
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2011

Hennepin Theatre Trust today announced the new Fall 2010 honorees from Minnesota high schools recognizing theatre accomplishments by school and category for the 2010-11 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program. (more...)

Northern Stage Presents SEARCH FOR INTELLIGENT LIFE, Closes 2/6Northern Stage Presents SEARCH FOR INTELLIGENT LIFE, Closes 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2011

If a group of aliens asked you to show them around, what would you show them? How would you explain life on Earth? How would you explain fried clams at Howard Johnson's? (more...)

Portland Ovations Announces Blue Man Group Theatrical Tour 2/4-6Portland Ovations Announces Blue Man Group Theatrical Tour 2/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2011

NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions are pleased to announce a new theatrical touring production will stop at Portland's Merrill Auditorium for four performances from February 4th to February 6th. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Hits Atlanta 2/5-2/8WIZARD OF OZ Hits Atlanta 2/5-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2011

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, is touching down in Atlanta at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre Thursday, February 5 through Sunday, February 8. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Release Live Recording with Sh-K-Boom, 2/15Ben Vereen to Release Live Recording with Sh-K-Boom, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2011

Broadway's Ben Vereen will release a new live album entitled, 'Steppin' Out With Ben Vereen' on February 15. To be released with Sh-K-Boom Records, the album features Vereen's July 2010 performance at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Road To QatarPhoto Coverage: The Road To Qatar
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 5, 2011

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director) presents the Off-Broadway premiere of the new true musical comedy, The Road to Qatar!, featuring book and lyrics by Stephen Cole and music by David Krane, with direction by Phillip George (Forbidden Broadway), choreography by Bob Richard (Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!) and musical direction by David Caldwell (Children of Eden). (more...)

Asolo Rep Presnets THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/14Asolo Rep Presnets THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2011

A Tale of Two Cities and Les MisÚrables 'Sweethearts,' Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe, return to Sarasota's Asolo Rep for a special concert. Florida audiences will remember the couple as the dedicated producers of A Tale of Two Cities, the hit musical that went on to Broadway after its World Premiere Asolo Rep production in 2007. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for A DELICATE BALANCE at Almeida TheatreFull Cast Announced for A DELICATE BALANCE at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

Lucy Cohu (Julia), Diana Hardcastle (Edna), Ian McElhinney (Harry), Imelda Staunton (Claire) and Tim Pigott-Smith (Tobias) will join the previously announced Penelope Wilton (Agnes) in Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, directed by James Macdonald which will run at the Almeida Theatre from 5 May - 2 July, with press night on 12 May 2011. A Delicate Balance will be designed by Laura Hopkins with lighting by Guy Hoare and sound by Ian Dickinson. (more...)

MADAGASCAR LIVE Visits 70 Cities In 2011MADAGASCAR LIVE Visits 70 Cities In 2011
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

DreamWorks Theatricals and Broadway Across America have partnered to launch "Madagascar Live," DreamWorks Theatricals' first-ever live family touring show. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rachel Tucker's WICKED Showstopper on 'Dancing on Ice'!STAGE TUBE: Rachel Tucker's WICKED Showstopper on 'Dancing on Ice'!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2011

Rachel Tucker, currently starring in Wicked at the Apollo Theatre, recently appeared on the ITV skating competition Dancing on Ice to perform the Wicked's show stopping number 'Defying Gravity'. Watch the performance below! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: More from Arlene Phillips THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: More from Arlene Phillips
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 18, 2011

In the second part of our video interview with our choreographer Arlene Phillips, she talks us through the styles of dance in the show and reveals her favourite Oz moments... (more...)

Maine State Music Theatre Presents THE WIZ August 10-27Maine State Music Theatre Presents THE WIZ August 10-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2011

Once again, Maine State Music Theatre breaks new ground in Northern New England with a show that is rarely produced on a professional theatre stage and never before presented to an MSMT audience. The 2011 season ends with a bang, featuring an all-African American cast revving up theatregoers in THE WIZ, the retelling of Frank L. Baum's The Wizard of Oz in a unique 70s style. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Lighting the London PalladiumTHE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Lighting the London Palladium
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 17, 2011

During technical rehearsals we caught up with members of the Lighting team - Lighting Designer Hugh and Associate Lighting Designer Tim - to find out what a typical day is like for the guys behind the follow-spots... (more...)

BWW Interviews: Melodie Madden Adams, A Life in the TheaterBWW Interviews: Melodie Madden Adams, A Life in the Theater
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 17, 2011

That Melodie Madden Adams, the actress and singer in question, gave a wonderful performance is unquestionable - and not unexpected - and her ease in becoming Margaret is a very good example of actress and character being perfectly in-sync: 'I have an insane love for anything vintage,' she explains, making the role perfect for her. In fact, when she's not onstage (she'll start rehearsals very soon for her role as Lenny in Beth Henley's Crimes of the Heart at Boiler Room Theatre), she's busily attending to the affairs of her online company, www.pinkcupcakevintage.com. And she thinks 'one of the most underestimated talents in this town is Billy Ditty.' (more...)

THE WIZ Soars Into the 4th Slot at MSMTTHE WIZ Soars Into the 4th Slot at MSMT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2011

Once again, Maine State Music Theatre breaks new ground in Northern New England with a show that is rarely produced on a professional theatre stage and never before presented to an MSMT audience. (more...)

Art Of Warr Productions Presents Benefit Concert At the D-LoungeArt Of Warr Productions Presents Benefit Concert At the D-Lounge
by Sarah Moore - Feb 17, 2011

2010 MAC Award Nominee Joshua Warr is launching his new production company this year and is celebrating with a star-studded concert fundraising event with more than a few tricks in the bag. A dazzling assortment of the best and brightest talent from Broadway, Cabaret, Dance and Magic unite to celebrate the start-up of Art of Warr Productions. (more...)

WILD BLUE Plays The Access Theater 3/30-4/9WILD BLUE Plays The Access Theater 3/30-4/9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2011

The Hyper Aware Theater Company presents its newest work, Wild Blue, the story of Jet Blue flight attendant Steven Slater, by Gary Ferrar and Louis Aquiler, both recipients of the Philip Rosenthal Grant for Comedy. (more...)

terraNOVA Collective Launches Online Character Blog for Feeder: A Love StoryterraNOVA Collective Launches Online Character Blog for Feeder: A Love Story
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

terraNOVA Collective announces the launch of the online component to their upcoming mainstage production, FEEDER: A LOVE STORY, which will reveal the back story of its main characters, Jesse and Noel at http://jessennoel.blogspot.com. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: A chat with our Dance CaptainTHE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: A chat with our Dance Captain
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 16, 2011

Back on the first day of technical rehearsals, we caught up with our Wizard of Oz Dance Captain, Richard Roe, for a chat on munchkins, technicolor, and everything else Oz related... (more...)

The House Theatre of Chicago Opens With STAR WITNESS 3/27-5/7The House Theatre of Chicago Opens With STAR WITNESS 3/27-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2011

The House Theatre of Chicago continues its season with STAR WITNESS, opening on March 27th and running through May 7th, 2011 at The Chopin Theatre. A small town mystery. A girl gone missing. A police scanner with no answers. A riff on The Wizard of Oz, Star Witness tells the story of Shelley, a nineteen-year-old waitress in the tiny town of Somerset, IL, hoping for something, anything to surprise her. (more...)

Broadway SD Presents WIZARD OF OZ, 2/15-20Broadway SD Presents WIZARD OF OZ, 2/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, is touching down in San Diego as Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation brings this national treasure to the San Diego Civic Theatre; February 15 - 20, 2011. (more...)

Photo Flash: Civic Theatre's WIZARD OF OZPhoto Flash: Civic Theatre's WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, is touching down in San Diego as Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation brings this National Treasure to the San Diego Civic Theatre; February 15 - 20, 2011. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over the Rainbow To San Diego Civic TheatreTHE WIZARD OF OZ Travels Over the Rainbow To San Diego Civic Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2011

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, is touching down in San Diego as Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation brings this national treasure to the San Diego Civic Theatre; February 15 - 20, 2011. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Arlene PhillipsTHE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Arlene Phillips
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 15, 2011

In part one of our catch up with Wizard of Oz choreographer Arlene Phillips, she talks rehearsals, working with Andrew Lloyd Webber, being back at the London Palladium and working alongside some of her fellow Sound of Music collaborators and her thoughts on our Dorothy, Danielle Hope. (more...)

Molaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists SeasonMolaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

92nd Street Y has announced the 2011 line-up for Lyrics & LyricistsTM, its celebrated American Songbook series. Deborah Grace Winer will return for her third season as artistic director of the series. Guest artistic directors of the season's individual concerts will be John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, David Loud, Ted Chapin, and Amanda Green; Winer will create one of the season's shows as well. (more...)

Helena Blackman Releases The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein Feb 14, 2011Helena Blackman Releases The Sound of Rodgers & Hammerstein Feb 14, 2011
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Best known as runner-up in the BBC's How Do You Solve a Problem Like Maria?, West End star Helena Blackman releases her debut solo album The Sound ofRodgers & Hammerstein, celebrating her ongoing association with this legendarymusical theatre writing duo, on 14 th February 2011, to coincide with Valentine's Day. (more...)

Gretna Theatre Presents LOVE ROUND THE PIANO, 2/14Gretna Theatre Presents LOVE ROUND THE PIANO, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

Gretna Theatre and The Lantern Lodge are thrilled to present Broadway's Timothy Shew and Jane Brockman in a dinner-cabaret event 'Love 'Round the Piano' for two performances only on Saturday, February 12 and Sunday, February 13, 2011. Guests will be treated to a fully served dinner at the famed dining and lodging establishment in Myerstown followed by a cabaret featuring love songs from Broadway sung by two of our favorite leading actors, Timothy Shew and Jane Brockman. Gretna Theatre producing artistic director Larry Frenock said, 'We are so fortunate to have Broadway blockbuster talent such as Tim and Jane to star in our shows during the summer seasons. The level of talent Gretna Theatre attracts is very exciting - and we are grateful they could slip away from their busy New York careers to join us for this special Valentine's Day Weekend of love songs!' (more...)

Lyrics & Lyricists at 92Y Host A Tribute to Burton Lane 2/14Lyrics & Lyricists at 92Y Host A Tribute to Burton Lane 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

One of the American Songbook's great melodists, Burton Lane wrote the scores to Finian's Rainbow, Royal Wedding and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and standards like 'How About You.' (more...)

Asolo Rep Presnets THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/14Asolo Rep Presnets THE BEST OF BROADWAY, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2011

A Tale of Two Cities and Les MisÚrables 'Sweethearts,' Barbra Russell and Ron Sharpe, return to Sarasota's Asolo Rep for a special concert. Florida audiences will remember the couple as the dedicated producers of A Tale of Two Cities, the hit musical that went on to Broadway after its World Premiere Asolo Rep production in 2007. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Meet the TotosTHE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Meet the Totos
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 14, 2011

Meet our Totos - Bobby, Razzamatazz, Dazzle and Topper - who are currently following the yellow brick road at the London Palladium, as The Wizard of Oz moves into its second week of preview performances! In this exclusive video clip, we get a glimpse of the specially-trained dogs who are playing Dorothy's faithful four-legged friend, in training and rehearsing with the cast. It's a dog's life... (more...)

Menzie & Michael to Play New Cabaret Series at North Central College 2/13Menzie & Michael to Play New Cabaret Series at North Central College 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Couples can celebrate Valentine's Day weekend with romantic music from the silver screen when award-winning duo Beckie Menzie and Tom Michael perform "Reel Love: An Evening of Hollywood Romance" Feb. 13 at North Central College. (more...)

Lyrics & Lyricists at 92Y Host A Tribute to Burton Lane 2/12-14Lyrics & Lyricists at 92Y Host A Tribute to Burton Lane 2/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

One of the American Songbook's great melodists, Burton Lane wrote the scores to Finian's Rainbow, Royal Wedding and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and standards like 'How About You.' (more...)

Imagination Theatre Presents CHARLOTTE'S WEB, Closes 2/13Imagination Theatre Presents CHARLOTTE'S WEB, Closes 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

Excitement is building at Imagination Theater (IT) as opening night for the children's classic, Charlotte's Web, approaches. The show opens Friday, February 4 and closes Sunday, February 13. Undaunted by twelve shows in two weeks, veteran IT actor Bradley Cameron has traded the stage lights for the director's chair. This Jesuit High School senior has been involved in many productions over the years at IT, including memorable roles as the Tin Man in the The Wizard of Oz, LeFou in Beauty and the Beast, and most recently, Rump and Teen Angel in Grease. He is excited to be working with such a talented young cast for this classic family tale. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendTop Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Feb 13, 2011

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 13, 2011 - Sunday, February 13, 2011. (more...)

Molaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists SeasonMolaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2011

92nd Street Y has announced the 2011 line-up for Lyrics & LyricistsTM, its celebrated American Songbook series. Deborah Grace Winer will return for her third season as artistic director of the series. Guest artistic directors of the season's individual concerts will be John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, David Loud, Ted Chapin, and Amanda Green; Winer will create one of the season's shows as well. (more...)

BWW TV Preview: THE WIZARD OF OZ in San DiegoBWW TV Preview: THE WIZARD OF OZ in San Diego
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 13, 2011

The greatest family musical of all time, The Wizard of Oz, is touching down in San Diego as Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation brings this national treasure to the San Diego Civic Theatre; February 15 - 20, 2011. (more...)

Lyrics & Lyricists at 92Y Host A Tribute to Burton Lane 2/12-14Lyrics & Lyricists at 92Y Host A Tribute to Burton Lane 2/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2011

One of the American Songbook's great melodists, Burton Lane wrote the scores to Finian's Rainbow, Royal Wedding and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and standards like 'How About You.' (more...)

Molaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists SeasonMolaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2011

92nd Street Y has announced the 2011 line-up for Lyrics & LyricistsTM, its celebrated American Songbook series. Deborah Grace Winer will return for her third season as artistic director of the series. Guest artistic directors of the season's individual concerts will be John Pizzarelli, Jessica Molaskey, David Loud, Ted Chapin, and Amanda Green; Winer will create one of the season's shows as well. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Oz PropsTHE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Oz Props
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 11, 2011

In our latest Wizard of Oz video update, Resident Director Kate takes us behind-the-scenes to see the show's amazing Props team - including Ros, Damon and Claire - in action. Check out that green poodle... (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Glinda in RehearsalTHE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Glinda in Rehearsal
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Feb 10, 2011

They're hard at work in previews at The London Palladium now, but a few weeks ago we caught up with our Good Witch Emily Tierney - aka Glinda - in the rehearsal studios to find out how things were progressing. She talks witchery and working with cast members including Hannah Waddingham and Danielle Hope... (more...)

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