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Broadway/San Diego Announces 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2011

Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation, continues its 34th Season of great theatre with a variety of choices for all audiences. We offer the hottest ticket in town to ten of Broadway's best, from classic musicals to rock icons to beloved family fare - not to mention dance! (more...)

SHREK, BILLY ELLIOT et al. Set for Fox Associates '10-'11 Bway Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2011

Fox Associates announces its stellar 2010-2011 U.S. Bank Broadway Series. Alongside the previously announced engagement of Broadway's latest sensation BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, winner of the 2009 Tony Award® for Best Musical; will be Rodgers & Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC, a stunning reinvention produced by Lincoln Center Theater, making its St. Louis debut. Also included in the series are: SHREK THE MUSICAL, based on the Oscar®-winning DreamWorks film that started it all, brings the hilarious story of everyone's favorite ogre to life on stage; 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL the new musical comedy, direct from Broadway & based on the hit movie; and NEXT TO NORMAL winner of three 2009 Tony Awards including Best Score. The story of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons, JERSEY BOYS returns to round out the six show series. (more...)

Molaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 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...)

92Y'S LYRICS & LYRICISTS Celebrates BUCKY PIZZARELLI'S 85th Birthday 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2011

Legendary jazz guitarist (and 92Y audience favorite) Bucky Pizzarelli performed and recorded with iconic singers from Frank Sinatra and Tony Bennett to Peggy Lee, Rosemary Clooney, Sarah Vaughan and countless others. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: A Swing Around the Oz Rehearsal Room
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Jan 8, 2011

We head back to The Wizard of Oz rehearsal rooms to catch up with some of the company's swings - Olly, Becky, Ceili and Anna - who take some time out to explain to us exactly what being a swing means! (more...)

Molaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 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...)

Colony Theatre Presents MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS 2/2-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2011

The Colony Theatre Company is excited to present the fourth production of its 36th season, MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS, written by Ron Hutchinson and directed by Andrew Barnicle (Celadine, Gunmetal Blues). (more...)

BABE Comes To Children's Theater Company, Opens 1/21/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2011

As the basis for the Academy Award-nominated film, Babe The Sheep-Pig paid homage to a gallant piglet won by James Cromwell's character "Farmer Hogget." (more...)

Complete Cast Announced for West End WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW - Jan 7, 2011

Andrew Lloyd Webber's new The Wizard of Oz promises to be the biggest theatre event of the year, combining all the much-loved songs from the Oscar-winning movie score with new songs. Now, the full cast for the much anticipated show has been revealed. Joining the previously announced MICHAEL CRAWFORD (Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), DANIELLE HOPE (Dorothy), EDWARD BAKER-DULY (Hickory/Tin Man), DAVID GANLY (Zeke/Cowardly Lion), PAUL KEATING (Hunk/Scarecrow), EMILY TIERNEY (Glinda), and HANNAH WADDINGHAM (Miss Gulch/Wicked Witch of the West) are: SOPHIE EVANS (Alternate Dorothy), STEPHEN SCOTT (Uncle Henry/Ensemble, first cover Professor Marvel/The Wizard of Oz), and HELEN WALSH (Aunt Em/Munchkin Barrister/Ensemble). (more...)

Rachel Rockwell Directs Leaving Iowa on Pheasant Run Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2011

The newly named Fox Valley Repertory, formerlyNoble Fool Theatricals, proudly presents Leaving Iowa, a touching comedy about recounting youth and family vacations, directed by Chicago's award-winning Rachel Rockwell, at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; admin telephone 630-443-0438). (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: New Year, New Look for the Palladium
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Jan 6, 2011

In his latest update, Production Manager Matt Towell takes us backstage at the London Palladium (which turned 100 on 26th December 2010) to see how the set's progressing as we move ever-closer to Opening Night… (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Natalia Dicenta en 'Al Final Del Arcoíris'
by Roberto Rodriguez - Jan 5, 2011

Te ofrecemos las primeras imágenes de 'Al Final Del Arcoíris', que se estrenará el próximo 25 de Enero en el Teatro Marquina de Madrid, con Natalia Dicenta en el papel de Judy Garland. (more...)

James Beaman, Keith Gerchak And More Lead The Road To Qatar!, Begins 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 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...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents THE STORY OF MY LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2011

San Diego Musical Theatre is thrilled to present its second production of its 2010-2011 season, the San Diego Premiere of the Broadway musical, THE STORY OF MY LIFE with music and lyrics by Neil Bartram, book by Brian Hill, musical direction by Don LeMaster and directed by Ovation Award-winner Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

What We're Looking Forward To In The West End 2011!
by Carrie Dunn - Jan 3, 2011

Amanda Holden is pregnant but still playing our imprisoned princess in Shrek, Dorothy seeks the Wizard, and the Open Air Theatre promises another musical extravaganza... (more...)

Ben Vereen to Release Live Recording with Sh-K-Boom, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 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...)

BLUE MAN GROUP Closes at the Merriam Theater 1/2/2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2011

Blue Man Group will ends its touring production stop in Philadelphia at the Merriam theater on January 2, 2011. (more...)

Northern Stage Presents The Wizard of Oz, Closes 1/2/2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2011

One of the most beloved stories of all time comes to life in White River Junction when Northern Stage, the region's professional theater, stages L. Frank Baum's The Wizard of Oz from December 8 - January 2. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes To The Fox, Closes 1/16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2011

'We are thrilled to bring back the award-winning smash hit Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast,' states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. 'Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from January 12-16, 2011. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Set Design
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Jan 14, 2011

In the second part of our interview with Wizard of Oz Set and Costume Designer Rob Jones, he tells us how everything in Oz land is coming together... (more...)

Gretna Theatre Presents LOVE ROUND THE PIANO, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 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...)

SOUND OFF SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Lance Horne Talks New Album, Upcoming Concerts & PROMETHEUS BOUND
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 13, 2011

Composer, conductor, arranger and all-around music man Lance Horne is a very busy musician these days: this week's GENIUS OF AUTISM benefit and the upcoming American Songbook Series of shows in New York; the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas spectacular playing twice-nightly to sold-out crowds called VEGAS: THE MUSICAL, about to re-open with a slew of new material; a series of London concerts followed by a European tour; conducting at the Sydney Opera House; and a brand new album - FIRST THINGS LAST - released this week. All of this without even mentioning the hotly anticipated new productions he has coming up! Keep your eyes peeled for ARTS & CRAFTS, his new musical created with Jake Shears and starring Sandra Bernhard and Justin Bond, as well as the new Diane Paulus production of the fresh Steven Sater translation of PROMETHEUS BOUND starring Gavin Creel. The future looks bright for a talent like Lance's and in this revealing conversation we touch on all of this and much, much more. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Danielle Rehearses with Toto
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Jan 13, 2011

A short clip of our Dorothy, Danielle Hope, as she rehearses with her Toto ahead of Opening Night - which is drawing ever closer! (more...)

ATC Presents THE BIG MEAL 2/3-3/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

American Theater Company (ATC) continues its 26th season with the World Premiere of The Big Meal, written by New York Times 2010 Outstanding Playwright Award-winner Dan LeFranc and directed by Dexter Bullard. (more...)

BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Comes To The Fox 1/12-16/2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

'We are thrilled to bring back the award-winning smash hit Broadway musical, Disney's Beauty and the Beast,' states Christopher B. Manos, Producer of Theater of the Stars. 'Produced by NETworks Presentations, this elaborate theatrical production will come to life on stage at the Fabulous Fox Theatre from January 12-16, 2011. (more...)

Atlanta Ballet Students to Play Munchkins In National Tour of THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

The National Tour of The Wizard of Oz announced that the students from the Atlanta Ballet's Centre for Dance Education will perform the roles of 'munchkins' while this beloved classic is live on stage in their hometown. (more...)

Horne's FIRST THINGS LAST Released 1/11, Features Cumming, Jackson
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

LANCE HORNE, the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer, will release First Things Last, his long-awaited debut recording on January 11, 2011 on the Yellow Sound Label. (more...)

Northern Stage Presents SEARCH FOR INTELLIGENT LIFE, 1/19-2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 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...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Set and Costume Designer Rob Jones
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 11, 2011

Check out the first instalment of our interview with Rob Jones, Wizard of Oz Set and Costume Designer, who reveals the details of the design process from sketchbook to stage - and how he and his team work with Production Manager and regular Oz Blogger Matt Towell to create the fantastic land of Oz… (more...)

Molaskey, Chapin et al to Direct Concerts for 2011 Lyrics and Lyricists Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 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...)

2010 Wrapup: The Hottest Photos of the Year!
by BWW - Jan 1, 2011

It was quite a year for BroadwayWorld.com's unmatched Photo Team, here's a look at some of the most popular photo coverages of 2010! (more...)

Stoneham Theatre presents What Are You Doing New Year's Eve? 12/31
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2010

What Are You Doing New Year's Eve spend it with Kathy St. George December 31, 2010 7 pm and 10 pm performances presented by Stoneham Theatre (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates New Year's at The Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2010

According to Andrew Lloyd Webber's official website, the composer is set to join the New Year's Eve festivities at London's Palladium Theatre. Back in October, Webber announced plans to remodel the Palldium, which just celebrated it's 100th birthday. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber Celebrates New Year's at The Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2010

According to Andrew Lloyd Webber's official website, the composer is set to join the New Year's Eve festivities at London's Palladium Theatre. Back in October, Webber announced plans to remodel the Palldium, which just celebrated it's 100th birthday. (more...)

WIZARD OF OZ Hits Atlanta 2/5-2/8
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2010

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...)

Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre Presents SPELLING BEE Thru 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2010

Excitement begins with a Bee as Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre opens its 38th Season early with a hilarious Broadway show that's new to its stage. (more...)

'Grey Gardens,' 'Saturday Night Live' et al. Added to National Film Registry
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2010

Earlier today the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress published a list of 25 films to be added to the list of over 500 respected movies dating back to 1891. As specified by the National Film Preservation Act, the Library of Congress names 25 movies every year to the registry that are 'culturally, historically, or aesthetically' significant. The movies do not need to be feature-length, or even have had a theatrical release; however they do need to be at least 10 years old. (more...)

Wexford Opera House Welcomes WIZARD OF OZ, 12/20-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2010

The Yellow brick Road leads only one way this Christmas as Dorothy and her friend's journey to the magical Land of Oz to visit the Wonderful Wizard in Wexford Opera House! (more...)

Wexford Opera House Welcomes WIZARD OF OZ, 12/20-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2010

The Yellow brick Road leads only one way this Christmas as Dorothy and her friend's journey to the magical Land of Oz to visit the Wonderful Wizard in Wexford Opera House! (more...)

Pheasant Run Resort Presents IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, 11/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2010

Noble Fool Theatricals, soon to be Fox Valley Repertory in 2011, proudly presents Joe Landry's retelling of a classic American film radio-style, IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE: A LIVE RADIO PLAY, directed by Chicago's award-winning Rachel Rockwell, at the Pheasant Run Resort Mainstage (4051 E. Main St., St. Charles, IL; admin telephone 630-443-0438). (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WIZARD OF OZ in US Television Casting Talks; Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Tour Coming
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2010

Talking to the UK Telegraph, composer Andrew Lloyd Webber tells the paper that The Wizard of Oz, which opens in February 2011 in London (and already has a $13+ million dollar advance) will play America next, with talks underway to do a television casting show for Dorothy as he's done in the UK. Britain's loss could be America's gain, however. 'A couple of the networks in the US have wanted to build something around what I do on TV, and I think with Oz something is definitely going to happen there. The X Factor juggernaut is going to be huge there next year but other networks are looking for something to go against it. Once we've found a Dorothy in the US, my instinct is to open the show in Kansas [Dorothy's home].' (more...)

NETworks Closes HANDEL'S MESSIAH ROCKS, 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2010

Launching a nationwide tour this November, Handel's Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise is a groundbreaking musical event that blends classical music with classic rock and breathes new life into George Fredrick Handel's most performed oratorio. Handel's Messiah Rocks: A Joyful Noise will premiere in Orange, Tex. and play cities such as Chicago, Atlanta, Houston and Cleveland. (more...)

BLUE MAN GROUP Arrives in Philly For The Holidays 12/22-1/2/2011
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2010

NETworks Presentations, LLC and Blue Man Productions are pleased to announce a new theatrical touring production will stop in Philadelphia at the Merriam Theater for a limited engagement beginning Dec. 22 to Jan. 2. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog: Below the Palladium stage...
by THE WIZARD OF OZ Blog - Dec 20, 2010

More from Production Manager Matt Towell as he shows us how the London Palladum is being transformed - this time we're BELOW the stage - and it's a bit noisy again! (more...)

Obsidian Theatre Company and Nightwood Theatre Present RUINED
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2010

Obsidian Theatre Company in association with Nightwood Theatre is thrilled to present the Toronto premiere of the 2009 Pulitzer Prize award-winning play Ruined. Written by Lynn Nottage and starring theatre and film veterans, Yanna McIntosh and Sterling Jarvis, the story is set in a small mining town in the civil war-torn Democratic Republic of the Congo. (more...)

Wexford Opera House Welcomes WIZARD OF OZ, 12/20-27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2010

The Yellow brick Road leads only one way this Christmas as Dorothy and her friend's journey to the magical Land of Oz to visit the Wonderful Wizard in Wexford Opera House! (more...)

Ken Page Comes To Pepperdine University 1/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Ken Page, who won a Drama Desk Award for his role in the Tony-winning musical Ain't Misbehavin' and whose commanding presence and rich baritone voice have graced both stage and screen, performs a solo concert at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu at 8 p.m. on Friday, January 21. (more...)

Kudisch, Bohmer, Evan, et al Join Geffen's BROADWAY HOLIDAY 12/17-1/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

This winter, the Geffen Playhouse is doing its part to spread contagious holiday cheer by presenting Neil Berg's critically acclaimed musical revue Broadway Holiday. (more...)

Ellen to Host CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON Special, 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Mariah Carey, Miranda Cosgrove, Annie Lennox, Maxwell and Matthew Morrison are scheduled to join host Ellen DeGeneres as TNT rings in the holidays with its annual presentation of CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON. This year's spectacular holiday presentation will premiere Friday, Dec. 17, at 8 p.m. (ET/PT). (more...)

Carey, Cosgrove, Lennox, Morrison Lead TNT's CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON 12/17
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2010

Mariah Carey, Miranda Cosgrove, Annie Lennox, Maxwell and Matthew Morrison will join host Ellen DeGeneres as TNT rings in the holidays with its annual presentation of CHRISTMAS IN WASHINGTON. (more...)

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