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BWW Reviews: Can WICKED's Oz and Las Vegas Happily Co-Exist?
by Ellen Sterling - Sep 9, 2012

This production of 'Wicked' the Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Winnie Holzman (book) musical based on the Gregory Maguire novel of the same name is gorgeous to look at and boasts a cast of first-rate professionals. Eugene Lee's sumptuous sets and Susan Hilferty's costumes have come to Las Vegas with a road company of outstanding talent. (more...)

Sponsor a Poor Child to See THE WIZARD OF OZ, 9/30
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 9, 2012

Repertory Philippines (Rep), the country's premier English-speaking theater company, is looking for sponsors to take more than 250 poor children, who live in Cavite and Quezon City, to Rep's ongoing children's theater production, The Wizard of Oz, at Onstage, 2/F Greenbelt One, Makati City on Tuesday, September 30 at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

TUTS Announces 2012-2013 Tommy Tune Awards Participants
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) has announced the 45 Houston area high schoolscompeting in the 11th annual Tommy Tune Awards. (more...)

Quest Theatre Opens MALES ORDER BRIDES Tonight, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Quest Theatre Ensemble offers a deep dish of melodrama with Males Order Brides or Big Harry Deals Scandalous Scheme, directed by James T. Scott III. Opening is tonight, September 7 at 8:00 p.m. at The Blue Theater, (On the campus of St. Gregory the Great Church) at 1609 West Gregory (Gregory and Ashland). Tickets and information are available at www.questensemble.org or through reservations@questensemble.org or 312-458-0895. (more...)

Kevin Hurley and More Star in COMPLETELY HOLLYWOOD (ABRIDGED) at Eagle Theatre, Now thru 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

The Eagle Theatre, located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton, NJ, is gearing up for a rip-roarious production of cinematic proportions. The actors in this production include Ed Corsi of Gloucester Township, NJ; Jonathon Fink of Runnemede, NJ; and Kevin Hurley, also of Gloucester Township (more...)

Wolf Trap Announces First Selection of Summer 2012 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts announces its first onsale of Summer 2012 shows, generating strong interest from members and patrons. (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre Opens THE MUSIC MAN Tonight, 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2012

When The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's fall production of the classic Broadway musical The Music Man opens tonight, September 7th, it will bring together a cast of old friends and new faces. The Music Man boasts the largest cast Way Off Broadway has ever had on its stage for a single production - half of which are making their Way Off Broadway debut! (more...)

COCA Presents World Premier of HIP HOZ, 9/6 - 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

COCA is pleased to announce that the world premiere of hip hOZ, an original COCA production, will kick off the 2012-2013 COCA Family Theatre Series with public performances October 6th and 7th. The one-hour hip-hop performance features an ensemble of talented dancers who will perform dazzling, new choreography to a master mix of classic and contemporary music. This high-energy, family friendly production follows the basic story line of The Wizard of Oz, but offers audience members a brand new twist on the beloved tale. (more...)

Steph Fearon Stars as Mimi in RENT at Greenwich Theatre, Now thru Sept 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2012

Steph Fearon, who reached the semi-finals of the BBC1's 'Over The Rainbow' competition for the West End role of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Palladium production of 'The Wizard of Oz', is to star as Mimi in a new London production of the multi award-winning musical 'Rent'. (more...)

Main Street Theater Extends GIRLS ONLY thru Dec 2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2012

Girls Only - The Secret Comedy of Women, the hit comedy currently playing at Main Street Theater - Chelsea Market, has announced that the show has extended its Houston engagement until December 2, 2012, according to a statement released by Sydney Greenblatt, the play's on-site producer. The production, originally scheduled to run from Sept. 9 through October 14, will add 34 performances. (more...)

Sponsor a Poor Child to See THE WIZARD OF OZ Today, 9/30
by Oliver Oliveros - Sep 30, 2012

Repertory Philippines (Rep), the country's premier English-speaking theater company, is looking for sponsors to take more than 250 poor children, who live in Cavite and Quezon City, to Rep's ongoing children's theater production, The Wizard of Oz, at Onstage, 2/F Greenbelt One, Makati City today, September 30 at 2:30 p.m. (more...)

IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE and More Set for Centenary Stage's New Family Fun Series, 2012-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2012

A new series of family-friendly performances will join the Centenary Stage programming this season, with even more live performances and plays for young audiences and their families to enjoy. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Greenwich Theatre's RENT, Part 2 - Zoe Birkett, Gary Wood and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2012

Meet the cast of the new London production of the multiple award-winning musical RENT in the photos below! Plus click here for part 1! (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Sara Edwards of 'Chaplin'
by Adrienne Onofri - Sep 29, 2012

Sara has been in the first musical of Broadway's fall season two years in a row, 'Follies' last year and now 'Chaplin'. (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Opens NIGHT BLOOMS Tonight, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Night Blooms by Margaret Baldwin at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre tonight, Friday, September 28. (more...)

New The Wizard of Oz, 'All Kinds' Series & More Coming from Insight Kids
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2012

Indie publisher Insight Editions has announced a new children's publishing division, which pairs top-shelf authors with shining stars of art and design to inspire and delight children of all ages. With titles that span enlightening classics to enriching contemporary titles, Insight Kids entertains, educates, and kindles curiosity with meaningful stories and innovative and interactive play. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andrea Martin on Mentoring Dorothys for CBC's Over the Rainbow
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 28, 2012

Tony and Emmy Award Winner Andrea Martin visited the set of CBC's Over the Rainbow today to mentor the eight girls still in the competition vying for the lead role of Dorothy. After rehearsals, she spoke with BWW about how you can't teach humour, how improv and theatre is good for self-confidence and about her upcoming role as a hip granny in Diane Paulus' Pippin. (more...)

Los Lonely Boys Kick Off SOPAC's Fall 2012 Line-Up Tonight, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

South Orange Performing Arts Center has announced it's Fall 2012 line-up, featuring Tony-Winner Norbert Leo Butz on October 13. For more details on the upcoming season, including a complete schedule and ticket information, visit SOPACnow.org, or contact the SOPAC Box Office at 973.313.2787 (ARTS) (more...)

Single Tickets Go on Sale 10/17 for PCPA's 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

Single tickets for the 2012-2013 PCPA Theaterfest season - which runs from November 2012 through September 2013 - go on sale Wednesday, October 17, at 12:30 pm. (more...)

I Mean What?!? Partners with Karolina Korkova, Juliette Lewis and Lea Michele
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2012

I Mean What?!? the popular fashion and lifestyle blog was founded in 2009 looking to find truth and humor in a world obsessed with fashion, celebrity and politics. Today, with inspiration from the CFDA (Council of Fashion Designers of America), I Mean What?!? is changing it's manifesto by incorporating a new initiative that promotes key charities and fundraising campaigns. (more...)

BWW Exclusive STAGE ART - CHAPLIN!
by BWW - Sep 27, 2012

This week - it's all about CHAPLIN! Broadway's new musical CHAPLIN opened on September 10 at the Barrymore Theatre. CHAPLIN depicts the life of film icon Charlie Chaplin, with music and lyrics by Christopher Curtis and book by three-time Tony Award-winner Thomas Meehan and Christopher Curtis. Warren Carlyle directs and choreographs the production. (more...)

JEST END Plays Leicester Square Theatre, Sept 26-27 - Starring Rachael Wooding, Matt Henry & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2012

Following sell-out dates at Jermyn Street Theatre and the former New Player's Theatre, Jest End marks its highly anticipated return to Leicester Square Theatre in 2012. With two exclusive new dates just announced, this evening of satirical escapism is fast becoming a firm fixture in Theatreland. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Released Today, 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2012

EMI Classics has announced the U.S. release of The John Wilson Orchestra's That's Entertainment: A Celebration of the MGM Film Musical. World renowned conductor and arranger John Wilson leads an all-star cast of singers and his Grammy Award-nominated eponymous orchestra, comprised of some of the UK's finest musicians, on this dazzling recording of some of the greatest songs from Hollywood's Golden Age. Most of the scores have been lovingly and painstakingly reconstructed by Wilson, as MGM destroyed the originals in 1969. (more...)

California Central Coast Fall 2012 Theatre Performances - SHEER-LUCK HOLMES and More!
by Curt Miner - Sep 25, 2012

As we come to the fall season on the ever idyllic California Central Coast, I hope you are making plans to attend some of the many productions currently (or soon to be) playing at any number of the various live performance and theatre venues that can be found here on the Central Coast! (more...)

Eric Michael Krop, Christine Pedi, and More Set for OVER IT Benefit Concert Tonight, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2012

A bevy of fabulous Broadway, Off-Broadway and Downtown performers gather together raise funds and awareness at OVER IT! A Benefit For Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Held at the Laurie Beechman Theater, whose namesake lost her battle with ovarian cancer, the evening's proceeds will go to the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. OVER IT! will take place tonight, September 24th, 2012. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Would Love to Collaborate with Stephen Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

According to a feature about the new UK arena touring production of Jesus Christ Superstar in the Sydney Morning Herald, Andrew Lloyd Webber reveals he would like to collaborate with Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

MAD MEN's Vincent Kartheiser and More Set for San Jose Rep's THE DEATH OF THE NOVEL; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012

On hiatus from the AMC smash hit Mad Men, Vincent Kartheiser comes to the Bay Area to lead a vibrant cast in San Jose Rep's world premiere of the Jonathan Marc Feldman drama The Death of the Novel, directed by Rick Lombardo.The cast also includes Vaishnavi Sharma (Sheba), Patrick Jones, Zarah Mahler and Amy Pietz. Pietz is well-known to TV audiences for her roles in The Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm, Burn Notice, Nip/Tuck, The Closer and Private Practice. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Andrew Lloyd Webber Reveals Inspiration for EVITA on 'George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight'
by Stage Tube - Sep 21, 2012

Andrew Lloyd Webber will be appearing on the Canadian talk show George Stroumboulopoulos Tonight on Monday, September 24 at 7 pm on CBC Television (Canada's national public broadcaster) for an in depth interview. The full interview can also be watched via live stream at www.strombo.com. Until then, check out this preview clip from Webber's interview on the show, in which he reveals that the inspiration for Evita came from one of Judy Gardland's last-ever performances. (more...)

Shakespeare's Globe, American Showstoppers and More Set for Pace U's Pace Presents' 2012-13 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

Pace University has announced the 2012 / 2013 season of Pace Presents, hosted at The Michael Schimmel Center for The Arts located at 3 Spruce Street between Park Row and Gold Street in downtown Manhattan. Pace Presents is a world-class performing arts and culture series with an emphasis on music superstars from around the globe, charismatic and crowd-pleasing dance performances, spectacular theatre and contemporary cabaret. The Pace Presents season begins on September 22 with Gypsy brass superstars Fanfare Ciocarlia and culminates on April 20 with Jazz's living treasure, Hugh Masekela. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse Announces Youth 'Saturday Arts Program', Sept-Nov 2012
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) (Jed Bernstein, Producing Director) has launched The Saturday Arts Program (SAP), a training ground for passionate young performers. Classes will take place weekly from September 22nd - November 17th at the Bucks County Playhouse, New Hope Solebury High School, and the Solebury School. (more...)

Kevin Hurley and More Star in COMPLETELY HOLLYWOOD (ABRIDGED) at Eagle Theatre, 9/7-22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2012

The Eagle Theatre, located at 208 Vine Street in Hammonton, NJ, is gearing up for a rip-roarious production of cinematic proportions. The actors in this production include Ed Corsi of Gloucester Township, NJ; Jonathon Fink of Runnemede, NJ; and Kevin Hurley, also of Gloucester Township (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Bob Gaynor, Cary Tedder and More in Rehearsals for Alliance Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2012

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed ALLIANCE THEATRE will stage the multi-award-winning Broadway musical Next to Normal-the production's first run for Atlanta audiences. Next to Normal is the gripping story of a suburban family coping with the affects of mental illness. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the rehearsal photos below. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kristin Chenoweth on OVER THE RAINBOW, ALW and Embracing 'Different'
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 20, 2012

Tony and Emmy Award Winner Kristin Chenoweth visited Toronto today to coach and mentor the nine girls currently vying for the role of Dorothy on the CBC reality TV show Over the Rainbow. The Broadway superstar sat down to talk with BWW about her advice for the girls, her recent injury, embracing being different and why she hopes Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber will create a great role for a forty-something short blonde girl! (more...)

Virginia Repertory Theatre Opens NIGHT BLOOMS, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2012

Virginia Repertory Theatre announces the opening of Night Blooms by Margaret Baldwin at the Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre on Friday, September 28 with Previews on September 26 and 27. (more...)

World Premiere of Anya Reiss' THE SEAGULL, Starring Matthew Kelly, Plays Southwark Playhouse, Nov 8-Dec 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

The world premiere of Anya Reiss's adaptation of Chekhov's The Seagull, directed by Russell Bolam and starring Matthew Kelly, opens at the Main House, Southwark Playhouse, for a four week run on 12 November with previews from 8 November, 2012. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Lloyd Webber Comes to Toronto for OVER THE RAINBOW
by Kelly Cameron - Sep 17, 2012

Toronto and to all of Canada in their living rooms. Featuring Lord Andrew Lloyd Webber himself, the show is a nation-wide search to cast Dorothy in the new Mirvish Production of The Wizard of Oz. Joining Lord Lloyd Webber on the search are judges Arlene Philips, Thom Allison and Louise Pitre and host Daryn Jones. BWW was on hand for the first show to bring readers all the excitement as these girls battle it out for a chance to don the ruby slippers and become a star. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE Kicks Off Garden Theatre 2012-2013 Live Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2012

The Garden Theatre will kick off TheatreWorks Florida's production of the Central Florida Regional Premiere of Legally Blonde: The Musical, where Ivy League sorority girl Elle Woods and her blinged out pup Bruiser kick off the 2012-13 Season, October 5-28, 2012. (more...)

BWW Exclusive STAGE ART- INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW - Sep 17, 2012

This week - it's all about INTO THE WOODS! The Public Theater's production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS, part of The Public's 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte, opened on August 9th and stars Donna Murphy, Amy Adams, Denis O'Hare, Jessie Mueller and Chip Zien. Will the show transfer to Broadway? Stay tuned! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Set Building Time-Lapse for CBC's OVER THE RAINBOW, Premiering Tonight, Sept 16!
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2012

The nationwide search for 'Dorothy' begins tonight, September 16, 2012, on CBC. Click below for a sneak peak of the set, built over six days in CBC's Toronto studios! (more...)

Rogue Machine Presents THREE VIEWS OF THE SAME OBJECT West Coast Premiere Tonight, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Winning the prestigious Woodward/Newman Award for best play, while being developed at Rogue Machine for their 2012 season, brought with it a fully funded production mounted at the Bloomington Play Project in Indiana. It turned out to be one of their most successful projects to date. A Holland New Voices Award came shortly afterwards, and now playwright Henry Murray is ready for its close-up at Rogue Machine, known for staging new works. This will be a West Coast Premiere in one of the country's most vibrant cities for new plays, Los Angeles, opening tonight, September 15, 2012. (more...)

IF YOU GIVE A PIG A PANCAKE and More Set for Centenary Stage's New Family Fun Series, 2012-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

A new series of family-friendly performances will join the Centenary Stage programming this season, with even more live performances and plays for young audiences and their families to enjoy. (more...)

Steph Fearon to Star as Mimi in RENT at Greenwich Theatre, Sept 5-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2012

Steph Fearon, who reached the semi-finals of the BBC1's 'Over The Rainbow' competition for the West End role of Dorothy in Andrew Lloyd Webber's Palladium production of 'The Wizard of Oz', is to star as Mimi in a new London production of the multi award-winning musical 'Rent'. (more...)

HOW I BECAME A PIRATE Kicks Off Pumpkin Theater's 45th Anniversary Season, 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

Pumpkin Theatre has announced its 45th Anniversary Season. Five, four, and three Play Subscriptions available online, as well as individual tickets, by visiting www.pumpkintheatre.com or calling 410-828-1814, Monday through Friday, 11 to 3pm. (more...)

Around the Broadway World: Regional Highlights for the Week of 9/10
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 14, 2012

Today, we bring you a list of the most-read stories in our regional markets for the week of September 10 in another edition of 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Browse over to your favorite far-away city/country to see what's making news, see what productions are playing around the country and overseas and get to know new performers! Enjoy this virtual trek around the globe and stay tuned for next week's recap of regional not-to-be-missed news! (more...)

Kate Shindle, Nick Adams, and More to Be Featured on CONCRETE JUNGLE Album
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2012

ue to the overwhelming audience and industry response, THE CONCRETE JUNGLE, music & lyrics by Bobby Cronin, book by Bobby Cronin & Crystal Skillman, with additional material by Brett Teresa, Mark Petty & Angelyn Benson, will be recorded this month in London & New York. (more...)

Eric Michael Krop, Christine Pedi, and More Set for OVER IT Benefit Concert, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

A bevy of fabulous Broadway, Off-Broadway and Downtown performers gather together raise funds and awareness at OVER IT! A Benefit For Ovarian Cancer Awareness. Held at the Laurie Beechman Theater, whose namesake lost her battle with ovarian cancer, the evening's proceeds will go to the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. Singing the songs that inspire them most, the roster of singers includes Brian Bailey (Cats, The Wizard of Oz), Jennifer Bennett (Cats), Anne Brummel(Wicked), Canadian singing sensation Michael Hughes, Liana Hunt (Mamma Mia), Lisa Karlin (The Addams Family, Ragtime), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), Annalyse McCoy (2/3 Goat), Cedric Neal (Porgy and Bess), Christine Pedi (Forbidden Broadway, Newsical), Molly Pope (The Material World), Allison Rogers (Giant), Gabrielle Ruiz (In The Heights, A Chorus Line), Lara Siebert (A Christmas Story, Hugh Jackman's Back on Broadway, Young Frankenstein) Antoine L. Smith(Memphis) and The Manhattan Dolls(Sarah Drake, Annemarie Rosano, Christine Tucker). Jason Wetzel serves as music director for the evening.' (more...)

2012 LA Ovation Awards Announced - THE COLOR PURPLE, Center Theatre Group and Tom Buderwitz Get Most Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012

Nominees for the 2012 LA STAGE Alliance Ovation Awards were announced Tuesday evening at the Renberg Theatre inside the Gay and Lesbian Center in Los Angeles. The 2012 Ovation Awards ceremony will take place on Monday, November 12, at the historic Los Angeles Theatre, 615 South Broadway, in downtown Los Angeles at 7:30 pm. For more information, visit www.LASTAGEOvations.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Quest Theatre Ensemble's MALES ORDER BRIDES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2012

Quest Theatre Ensemble offers a deep dish of melodrama with Males Order Brides or Big Harry Deals Scandalous Scheme, directed by James T. Scott III. The show is currently playing at The Blue Theater on the campus of St. Gregory the Great Church, at 1609 West Gregory (Gregory and Ashland). Check out photos from the production below! (more...)

Around the BWW: Regional Highlights for the Week of 8/27
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 1, 2012

At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content from all corners of the globe. Our regional contributors do an amazing job each day of bringing you the latest theater news in their cities and countries and to acknowledge this, we have launched a new weekly column called 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Check out what made news in our regional markets for the week of August 27! (more...)

Lost Musicals Presents FLAHOOLEY and Cole Porter's ALADDIN, May & Aug 2012
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2012

The 2012 LOST MUSICALS season presents two extraordinary musical productions - the fantastical 1951 FLAHKOLEY and Cole Porter's magical 1958 ALADDIN at the Lillian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells in May and August 2012. (more...)

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