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Celebrate the Jewish Composers of Broadway's Golden Age With THE JEWISH LEGACY - A NIGHT AT THE MUSICALS, Begin. 30 March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Broadway's golden age of musical theatre wouldn't be what it is today without the incredibly talented Jewish composers and lyricists of the 20th century. Together they created an enduring legacy that is enjoyed by millions of people across the world every year. Despite its name, The Jewish Legacy is a show for everyone that takes you from the very beginnings of musical theatre, just over a century ago, to some of the most up-to-date and intriguing musical theatre being written today. The stories that have been told and the people who have been part of this journey come together for this amazing night, with a few amusing anecdotes along the way, to celebrate such unforgettably famous shows as West Side Story, Funny Girl, Fiddler On The Roof, The Wizard of Oz and South Pacific with classics including My Funny Valentine, Over the Rainbow, Tonight, There's No Business Like Show Business and Wouldn't It Be Loverly?. (more...)

BWW Previews: BBMann Bets Big on Small Musical ONCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Scott Saxon has a rather unique description for quirky musical 'Once.' He calls it 'the anti-blockbuster,' elaborating that the charming Tony-winner is the 'exact opposite' of shows like 'Wicked,' 'Jersey Boys,' 'Spamalot' or even rousing 'Rock of Ages.' (more...)

Wicked Brings Down the House at Orpheum
by Caroline Sposto - Jan 31, 2014

I used to believe the cyclone that dropped Dorothy's house on Munchinkland was a random disaster. Thanks to novelist Gregory Maguire, I now know better. Last night, when Director Joe Mantello brought this splendidly-imagined backstory to life on stage at the Orpheum, it once again brought down the house. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Stages FOREVER PLAID, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Those heavenly voices are back! And they're better than ever! Cabrillo Music Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season by blending one of the original Plaids with four of musical theatre's top talents to create the definitive FOREVER PLAID especially for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza! The fresh and funny FOREVER PLAID opens today, January 31st, 2014, playing until Sunday, February 9th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Felicity Jones, Emily Walton and More Star in Yale Rep's THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre presents THE FAIRYTALE LIVES OF RUSSIAN GIRLS by Meg Miroshnik, directed by Rachel Chavkin, tonight, January 31-February 22 at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street). Opening Night is Thursday, February 6. (more...)

Warner Bros. Consumer Products Shakes Up Toy Fair Season With Humongous Licensing Programs, Including This Summer's Much-Anticipated Film Godzilla From Legendary Picture
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

BURBANK, Calif., Jan. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Warner Bros. Consumer Products (WBCP) is storming into the 2014 Toy Fair season with an impressive line-up of global licensees in support of the Studio's beloved entertainment properties, milestone anniversaries and upcoming theatrical debuts. Leading the way this year is the highly anticipated film from Warner Bros. Pictures and Legendary Pictures, Godzilla, which hits theaters on May 16, and will be supported with an epic toy line-up from master toy partner Bandai America Incorporated, and many more partners around the world. WBCP will also highlight Middle-earth with the long-awaited finale of The Hobbit Trilogy, The Hobbit: There And Back Again, supported by its strong roster of worldwide licensees. Additionally, The Wizard of Oz will lead WBCP's milestone celebrations in 2014, which will all see exciting licensing support from a number of cross-category partners this year. WBCP and its licensing partners from around the globe will also spotlight product inspired by fan favorites such as its DC Comics portfolio, including evergreen Super Heroes Batman and Superman, and Looney Tunes, The Big Bang Theory, Harry Potter and more to round out the Studio's unrivaled portfolio. (more...)

Wayne Morton Joins Cast of TheatreZone's HIGH SCOIETY - THE MUSICAL, Opening 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Veteran theater, television and commercial actor Wayne Morton returns to TheatreZone as the loveable and absent-minded Uncle Willie in the High Society - The Musical, the upper crust comedy featuring music by the legendary Cole Porter, opening Thursday, February 6 at the G&L Theatre in Naples. (more...)

GHOST THE MUSICAL Comes to Dallas Summer Musicals Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Dallas by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical Ghost The Musical, adapted from the Academy Award-winning film, opens at the Music Hall at Fair Park today, January 28-February 9, 2014, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. (more...)

The Oscars to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of 'The Wizard of Oz,' a best picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. (more...)

The Oscars to Celebrate 75th Anniversary of THE WIZARD OF OZ!
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The Oscars will honor the 75th anniversary of “The Wizard of Oz,” a best picture nominee in 1939, show producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron announced today. (more...)

ASU Gammage Partners with UMOM to Collect New Shoes
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

ASU Gammage patrons are asked to bring in new or gently used children's shoes to the ASU Gammage Box office January 20 through February 3 will be entered to win a family four pack of tickets to see the opening night performance of The Wizard of Oz and a merchandise gift pack. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Jackson, MS (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/09/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

PTC to Stage MUCH ADO ABOUT NOTHING, 2/21-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents the charming Shakespearean comedy Much Ado About Nothing, February 21 through March 8, 2014. (more...)

ADDING MULTIMEDIA Invaluable Finishes 2013 Strong with Record-Breaking Fourth-Quarter Results
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

In the fourth quarter of 2013, the number of auction houses partnering with Invaluable also increased dramatically, as more auctioneers leverage the Invaluable marketplace to drive greater bidder demand and overall sales performance. (more...)

East Valley Students Participate in 'School to Work' Workshop Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Today, February 6, 2014 nearly 50 students from Mesa's Crossroads School and Tempe's Ward Traditional Academy will partake in an interactive workshop called School to Work that highlights potential career choices in arts administration. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to Continue Young Audience Series with THE WIZARD OF OZ, 3/2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts continues this season's Programs for Young Audiences series with American Family Theater's original telling of the musical favorite, The Wizard of Oz. This fun-filled musical is recommended for audiences ages 4 and up. Performances are Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE WOODSMAN Is a Charming Night at the Theatre
by Juliana Adame - Feb 6, 2014

James Ortiz's THE WOODSMAN, now playing at 59 E 59, is a creative spin on the familiar classic of The Wizard of Oz with an atmosphere remincent of a pleasant combonation of Spring Awakening, Peter and the Starcatcher, and Into the Woods. (more...)

Interrobang Theatre Project to Present World Premiere of THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, 5/8-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Interrobang Theatre Project is pleased to conclude its 2013-14 season with Calamity West's world premiere THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD, based on Henrik Ibsen's classic drama A Doll's House, directed by Co-Artistic Director James Yost, playing May 8 - June 8, 2014 at The Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport in Chicago. Curtain times are Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays at 8pm and Sundays at 3pm. There will be added 3pm performances on Saturday, May 25 and Saturday, June 7. Tickets for THE DOLL'S HOUSE PROJECT: IBSEN IS DEAD are $20 general admission, $10 for previews, and students or industry members with ID and are available at www.athenaeumtheatre.org, in person at The Athenaeum Theatre Box office or by calling (773) 935-6875. (more...)

Project DayDream to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ, 2/7-10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

GRAB your ruby slippers, click your heels three times and transport yourself to Project DayDream's production of The Wizard of Oz! The classic tale tells the story of young Dorothy, who yearns to find her way back home and, along the way, meets a group of characters who teach her that home truly is where the heart is. (more...)

Kritzerland Spends February at the Movies
by Don Grigware - Feb 5, 2014

Just in time for our Oscar indulgence, Bruce Kimmel joined the bandwagon of Oscar tantalizers by presenting his monthy Kritzerland show, this month entitled Kritzerland Goes to the Movies, at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in tribute to Academy Award worthy music: songs that won an Oscar, songs that were nominated and those that were not but should have been. Monday February 3 was a fun evening with fantastic Shelly Markham at the piano as musical director and six stellar performers including John Sloman, Shannon Warne, Dennis Kyle, Lisa Livesay, Emma Degerstedt and young songstress Brennley Brown. Also on hand for our pleasure were special guest star composer and three-time Academy Award winner Richard Sherman and actress/song stylist Andrea Marcovicci. (more...)

Richard Dreyfuss, Mel Brooks & More Join 2014 TCM CLASSIC FILM FESTIVAL Line-Up
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) has added an exciting roster of screen legends and beloved titles to the 2014 TCM Classic Film Festival, (more...)

BWW Reviews: PETER AND THE STARCATCHER at the Kennedy Center - You'll Need Your Imagination
by Charles Shubow - Feb 4, 2014

Like WICKED was a prequel to the 'Wizard of Oz', PETER AND THE STARCATCHER is a prequel to J. M. Barrie's 'Peter Pan'. (more...)

WHITE Begins Performances 2/26 at the Wallis
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

The award-winning Catherine Wheels Theatre Company from Scotland presents White, an enchanting production for the very young, February 26 to March 23, at the Lovelace Studio Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Making Books Sing to Present DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN this Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Set in 1954, DEAR ALBERT EINSTEIN tells the story of Susan, a 12-year-old star math student who, when starting junior high, struggles between the desire to be herself and the pressure to be like all of the other girls in her class. Her admiration for Einstein, who periodically pops up in her imagination, complicates and eventually helps her along her journey. The musical combines early rock-n-roll, swing, and classical music. (more...)

LILIOM, Pacific Symphony, WIZARD OF OZ, Matthew Morrison and More Set for Segerstrom Center, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts has announced its February 2014 performances and events. Details below! (more...)

SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS to Play Lyceum Theatre, 10-15 Feb
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Sheffield Theatres will welcome classic American musical Seven Brides for Seven Brothers to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 10 February to Saturday 15 February. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Headline LOVE 'N COURAGE Honoring Mario Fratti, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Liliane Montevecchi - the celebrated actress best-known for her Tony and Drama Desk Award-winning performance in the musical NINE - will lead the line-up for theatre artists paying tribute to the playwright and theater critic Mario Fratti (whose adaptation of the Federico Fellini film 8 ½ became the Broadway musical NINE), when Theater for the New City presents its 11th annual LOVE 'N COURAGE benefit on Monday, February 24 at 6 pm at the National Arts Club (15 Gramercy Park South) in New York City. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Offers THE WIZARD OF OZ Pre-Show Activities, 2/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts will offer pre-show activities for audiences and munchkins attending The Wizard of Oz, February 11 through the 23rd, 2014. Details below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Jackson, MS - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Jackson, MS (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Costa Mesa - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Costa Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Tempe (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 2
by - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 2, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/02/2014 for Miami (more...)

In Performance: Jonathon Groff Sing's 'Lost in His Arms' for Valentine's Day
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

In today's New York Times 'In Performance' video, Broadway vet Jonathan Groff gives a nod to Valentine's Day with an excerpt from 'Annie Get Your Gun' (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED at the Cultural Center of the Philippines
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

It was an all-consuming rebirth in color as cascades of lush and textured emerald lights sprung to life in an intense surge from the heart of the stage, as a map of Oz, especially rigged as a stage curtain for the Cultural Center of the Philippines' (CCP) Main Theater, raised to unravel a fantastic tale: One told in the Philippine premiere of the blockbuster megamusical WICKED. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Hosts Kids' Night on Broadway During THE WIZARD OF OZ Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Kids' Night on Broadway will be held during The Wizard of Oz's run at the Segerstrom Center For The Arts, tonight and tomorrow, February 12 & 13, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Nominees Gather for 86th ACADEMY AWARDS Class Photo
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

On Monday, February 10th, more than 150 Oscar nominees gathered for the annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, CA. Below, check out the official class photo of the distinguished group! (more...)

Danielle Wade Stars in THE WIZARD OF OZ at Segerstrom Center, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts presents the Orange County engagement of the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz. The show will play at Segerstrom Hall from today, February 11 - 23, 2014. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Offers THE WIZARD OF OZ Pre-Show Activities, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The Segerstrom Center for the Arts will offer pre-show activities for audiences and munchkins attending The Wizard of Oz, today, February 11 through the 23rd, 2014. Details below! (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ 75th Anniversary Anthology Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 11, 2014

A special new retrospective audio collection featuring Judy Garland and the iconic original cast of the unforgettable motion picture musical mainstay The Wizard of Oz is now available. (more...)

New Jersey Symphony's SPRING INTO MUSIC GALA Set for April 26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The New Jersey Symphony Orchestra hosts its 2014 Spring into Music Gala on Saturday, April 26, at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) in Newark. The event includes cocktails, dinner and a silent auction, followed by an NJSO POPS concert featuring a screening of The Wizard of Oz with live orchestral accompaniment. The gala's honorees are former Governor Brendan Byrne and his wife, Ruthi, in honor of the Governor's 90th birthday. Former Governors Richard J. Codey, James J. Florio, Thomas H. Kean and Christine Todd Whitman are honorary gala chairs. (more...)

San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Announces 2013 Craig Noel Awards - GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, IN THE HEIGHTS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

A musical now playing on Broadway, a coproduction between two San Diego theaters, a musical staged with a local high school and two homegrown festivals were honored by the San Diego Theatre Critics Circle Monday at its 2013 Craig Noel Awards. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Announces 2014-15 Season: LES MIS, THE WIZ, 'FIDDLER' & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The 2014/15 season will begin with The Foreigner (October 26 - November 9), an uproariously funny adventure set in a rural Georgia fishing lodge that follows a shy man who adopts a persona as a non-English-speaking foreigner. We continue with Fiddler on the Roof (December 2 - 21), the Tony Award-winning classic musical that follows dairyman Tevye as he fights to maintain his family and heritage. Next up in The Wiz (January 13 - February 1), the spirited, rock gospel and soul Tony Award-winning musical based on the classic tale The Wonderful Wizard of Oz - perfect for the entire family. Then join us for Glengarry Glen Ross (February 8 - 22), David Mamet's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece about a group of tough-talking Chicago real estate agents who will do anything to close a deal. Our incredible season ends with a four-week run of the Tony Award-winning phenomenon Les Miserables (March 10 - April 5), an epic and inspiring production not to be missed! (more...)

Photo: Nominees Gather for Official 86th ACADEMY AWARDS Class Photo
by Movies News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

On Monday, February 10th, more than 150 Oscar nominees gathered for the annual Academy Awards Nominees Luncheon in Beverly Hills, CA. Below, check out the official class photo of the distinguished group! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Andrea McArdle Talks 54 Below Show DREAM ROLES, Plus New Album, ANNIE Memories, BWW VISITS OZ & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2014

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat diva known for her legendary Broadway performance as the title character in the iconic original production of ANNIE as well as notable appearances on Broadway since in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, LES MISERABLES, STATE FAIR and more - the engaging and passionate Andrea McArdle. Opening up about her life after 'Tomorrow' as well as sharing memories of her time in ANNIE, McArdle sheds some light on her idiosyncratic showbiz career and shares sensational stories from her past and present while also looking ahead to the future. Additionally, McArdle looks back on many of her most famous roles to date, including her roller skating days in STARLIGHT EXPRESS and her recent stint as MAME herself, as well as her various Judy Garland-related properties, too - the TV biopic RAINBOW and the stage adaptation of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS among them, not to mention her sensational star turn as the opener of the recent sold-out series of 10th anniversary concerts at Joe's Pub, BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and MaryBeth Abel, where she exquisitely performed 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows'. Plus, McArdle comments on her recent Broadway Records live album 70'S & SUNNY and the material and decade that inspired it. Most importantly, McArdle looks ahead to her new series of solo shows kicking off at 54 Below this week titled DREAM ROLES and previews some of the stupendous song selections she has chosen for the show - with material by Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse and more included! All of that and much, much more awaits in this career-spanning chat with one of Broadway's best and best-loved leading ladies. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Travels to Segerstrom Center,Today-23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa announces that the first North American tour of the new stage adaptation of The Wizard of Oz will play February 11 - 23 in Segerstrom Hall. (more...)

MEMPHIS National Tour Opens 2/25 at Broward Center For The Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2014

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at Broward Center For The Performing Arts February 25th for a limited two week engagement! (more...)

American Songbook Series with Jessica Molaskey, Great Performers, and More Set for Lincoln Center, Feb 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

Lincoln Center has announced its February 2014 lineup, including the American Songbook series with Michael John LaChiusa, Jessica Molaskey, and more, as well as Great Performers' 'Art Song on Film', Target Free Thursdays and Meet the Artist Todays. Details below! (more...)

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