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Kevin Kern, Sara Jean Ford & More to Lead Industry Reading of New David Austin Musical FINISHING ARTHUR DANBY, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

David Austin's original new musical, Finishing Arthur Danby, will receive an NYC industry reading Sunday August 3. This is the latest effort from the rising star and composer of the new musical Beaches, which received its world premier in DC earlier this year. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. (more...)

TUTS' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre to Stage BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, 9/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

TUTS' Humphreys School of Musical Theatre presents Bring It On The Musical, September 12-13, 2014 at The Hobby Center for Performing Arts' Zilkha Hall. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in Highlights of NCT's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, presents their original production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - PIPPIN!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's Pippin below! (more...)

The Gallery Players' 2014-15 Season to Feature NEXT TO NORMAL, PROOF & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The Gallery Players is proud to announce their 48th Season: new plays and new musicals, as well as Gallery's signature reimagining of Broadway classics. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in North Carolina Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, has announced the casting for their upcoming original production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

RICHARD III, MEMPHIS>BROADWAY and More Set for Tennessee Shakespeare's 7th Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, today announced its 2014-15 schedule of plays, which includes three by Shakespeare, the Southern Exposure Series, a continuing partnership with Dixon Gallery & Gardens, a new summer partnership with the University of Memphis, and a new Musical Works Festival sponsored by the Broadway licensing company of Memphis, Monty Python's Spamalot, The Color Purple, and All Shook Up: The Music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of THE VISIT Rehearsals with Chita Rivera, John Kander & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival will soon present The Visit, which runs on the Main Stage from July 31 through August 17. In her Festival debut, Broadway legend Chita Rivera embodies Claire Zachanassian, the oft-widowed richest woman in the world, in The Visit. When Claire returns to the hardship-stricken town of her birth, the locals pray that her wealth will bring them a new lease on life, but the carefully plotted renewal she offers carries a dreadful price. Sardonic and morally complex, The Visit asks: What can your heart afford? Go inside rehearsals with the video below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Pippins of Past and Present, Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jul 27, 2014

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Pippin princes of past and present- current leading man Kyle Dean Massey and John Rubinstein, who originated the role in 1972 and is now back playing 'Charles'. Watch as they discuss the challenges of the role, how the show has changed since the original production, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Award-winning Choreographer and Dancer Terrance Henderson Premieres New Original Work at Trustus Theatre, 8/20 & 22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2014

Terrance Henderson, well-loved dancer/choreographer/actor/director/artist, premieres his new and very personal creation The Black Man. . .Complex at Trustus Theatre in Columbia, South Carolina Wednesday, August 20, 2014 and Friday, August 22, 2014. Both performances are at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and can be purchased online at www.trustus.org. Premieres packages may be purchased for $50, and include a ticket to all three Premieres events. Packages must be purchased by calling the Trustus box office at (803) 254-9732. (more...)

Alice Ripley Performs WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Solo
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 25, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has recently been utilizing her SoundCloud account to share a series of intriguing and entertaining clips and she now presents another skillful and absorbing performance of a classic scene from the acclaimed Edward Albee drama WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? in which she plays all the roles. (more...)

Gail Bennett to Star as MARY POPPINS, Beginning 7/30 at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Mary Poppins is set to fly over the rooftops of London and into the Ogunquit Playhouse July 30 to August 30! This family musical features the delightful songs from the cherished Disney film including “A Spoonful of Sugar,” “Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious” and “Step in Time.” Winner of 44 major theatre awards from around the globe, Mary Poppins has captivated audiences for generations with its enchanting story, unforgettable songs and dazzling dance numbers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Sings 'Some Other Me' and 'You Learn to Live Without' from IF/THEN!
by Stage Tube - Jul 25, 2014

Idina Menzel recently stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck to talk about playing 'Liz' and 'Beth' in the new musical IF/THEN, then performed selections from the show alongside composer Tom Kitt in the studio. Watch her sing 'Some Other Me' and 'You Learn to Live Without' below! (more...)

Hal Leonard to Release Vocal Selections from Broadway's IF/THEN Later this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Hal Leonard has confirmed that Vocal Selections for Broadway's If/Then are set to be released later this summer, during the week of August 18th. (more...)

AUDIO: Idina Menzel Talks 'Liz' and 'Beth', Performs Tunes from IF/THEN in the Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Idina Menzel stopped by WNYC's Soundcheck to talk about playing 'Liz' and 'Beth' in the new musical IF/THEN, then performed selections from the show alongside composer Tom Kitt in the studio. Listen to the interview and performance below! (more...)

Alice Ripley Set for Broadway @ The Art House, 8/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Alice Ripley won a Tony Award for her leading role in the Pulitzer Prize winning musical "Next to Normal," and was a Tony-nominee for the musical "Side Show" on Broadway. This summer, on August 2 and 3 at 7:00 PM, she joins the star-studded lineup of the celebrated Broadway @ The Art House series, with Jessica Means joining her at piano. For tickets please visit The Art House website, or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

Aaron Tveit Lands Lead Role in Romantic Comedy STEREOTYPICALLY YOU
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Broadway's Aaron Tveit has landed the lead role in the upcoming romantic comedy film STEREOTYPICALLY YOU, from writer-director Benjamin Cox. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre to Continue 30th Anniversary Season with THE GAME'S AFOOT, 8/28-10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, continues its landmark 30th anniversary season with the winner of 'Best Play' at the 2012 Mystery Writers of America Edgar Allan Poe Awards, THE GAME'S AFOOT, previewing August 28, opening Thursday, September 4 at 8 p.m., and running through October 19, 2014. The cast is led by Derek Hasenstab (Broadway National Tour of The Lion King; The Foreigner and I Hate Hamlet at Drury Lane Theatre; Oedipus Complex at the Goodman Theatre; and Sunday in the Park with George at Chicago Shakespeare Theater) as 'William Gillette' and nine-time Jeff Award-winner Alene Robertson (National Tour of Annie, Mame at Drury Lane Theatre, and The Full Monty and Hello, Dolly! at Marriott Theatre) as 'Martha Gillette.' THE GAME'S AFOOT is written by Ken Ludwig (Lend Me a Tenor, The Fox on the Fairway, Crazy for You, and Moon Over Buffalo) and directed by Drury Lane Theatre Artistic Director William Osetek (Young Frankenstein and Next to Normal at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

Alice Ripley Covers Tori Amos
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 21, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has recently been utilizing her Soundcloud account to share a series of intriguing and entertaining musical selections and a new song is now available to hear, titled 'Miss America'. (more...)

Alice Ripley Performs Opening Scene From WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? Solo
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 18, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has recently been utilizing her Soundcloud account to share a series of intriguing and entertaining musical selections and a new song is now available to hear, titled 'Miss America'. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer Talk Onstage Acts!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Julie Atherton and Paul Spicer have a long and varied history with new and contemporary musical theatre, both as individuals and as a pair. Together they co-founded Notes from New York, a concert series designed with the intention of introducing London to new musical theatre and making it cool, and celebrated its 5 year anniversary with a fully staged production of Jason Robert Brown's cult musical The Last 5 Years. They were also the original team behind Taking Notes, a summer course developed to share their skills with aspiring actors. This summer, they continue their mission to inspire a new generation of musical theatre performers with Onstage Acts, a week long enrichment programme in new and contemporary musical theatre featuring masterclasses with casting directors, agents, composers and directors, as well as performers currently working in the West End and beyond. Ahead of the course's launch on August 4th, Julie and Paul shared some of their favourite contemporary musical theatre moments from the careers which made them West End theatre's reigning experts on the subject. (more...)

Public Theater's A SECOND CHANCE Original Cast Recording Out Online, In Stores Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of The Public Theater's production of A SECOND CHANCE online and in stores August 5. (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

Dimond and Kooman's THE NOTEWORTHY LIFE OF HOWARD BARNES and More Set for Village Theatre's 'Originals Festival', Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

The Village Theatre is the birthplace of new works such Next to Normal and Million Dollar Quartet. And now, it has announced its lineup for the 14th Annual Village Originals Festival of New Musicals, which runs today, Aug 8 to 17. They will be showcasing six new musicals which have been under development. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present NEXT TO NORMAL at North Park Theatre, Opening 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the Pulitzer Prize winning Next to Normal, (press opening on Saturday, September 27) at the North Park Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interviews: A Conversation with Tara Bissett: Actress, Singer, Storyteller
by Noelle Hannibal - Aug 7, 2014

Tara Bissett was always interested in the arts. Born in Montreal and raised in Montreal, Ontario and the US, her parents encouraged her from an early age to involve herself in art classes and choir in school. Having traveled overseas just after high school, Bissett returned to Montreal for university and has remained ever since. Bissett was shy as child, so although she loved the idea of theatre, she was too shy to go out for lead roles or solos and instead performed in the ensemble, keeping herself in the background. She focused primarily on the visual arts, eventurally earning a degree in Fine Art. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

TUTS Sets Teen Cast for 'BRING IT ON'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) presents the explosive, full teen production of Bring It On The Musical September 12-14 at The Hobby Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More in Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage from tonight, July 31 through August 17, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PMT Productions Presents MIDTOWN LIVE: A Concert Experience That Breaks The Mold
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Aug 21, 2014

BWW Reviews: MIDTOWN LIVE: A Concert Experience That Breaks The Mold (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Leo Gugu to Host PARTY MONSTER THE MUSICAL in Concert at 54 Below, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Party Monster The Musical on Wednesday, August 27th at 9:30pm. This one night only presentation, hosted by downtown superstar Leo Gugu (Stylist/Nightlife Personality), will showcase the worldwide premiere of select songs from Party Monster The Musical. (more...)

Unicorn Theatre to Present HANDS ON A HARDBODY, 9/3-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

Hands on a Hardbody is a new rock musical about 10 Texans whose new lease on life is so close they can touch it. Under a scorching sun for days on end and armed with nothing but hope and ambition, they'll fight to keep at least one hand on a brand-new truck in order to win it. In this hard-fought contest, only one winner can drive away with the American dream. (more...)

sMASHed UP with Taylor Louderman, Ben Fankhauser & More Set for 54 Below, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Join a cast of Broadway's brightest young talent, led by musical director Benjamin Rauhala, for an evening of wild mash-ups! From Bernstein to Bareilles, from Schwartz to Spears - audiences can expect an eclectic mix of pop and musical theater tunes, always with an unexpected twist. (more...)

The Gallery Players Present NEXT TO NORMAL, 9/13-10/05
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Gallery rocks Brooklyn once again as it kicks off Season 48 with the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning Next to Normal, September 13-October 5. Written by If/Then collaborators Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, this groundbreaking rock musical tells the story of a mother struggling with bipolar disorder, and the effect it has on her family. (more...)

Alice Ripley Posts New SoundCloud Song, 'Darling'
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 18, 2014

Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Alice Ripley has recently been utilizing her Soundcloud account to share a series of intriguing and entertaining musical selections and a new song is now available to hear, titled 'Darling'. (more...)

ON YOUR FEET Finds Its Home on Broadway- Theatre and Opening Night Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman just announced that ON YOUR FEET! - a new musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, legendary producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will have its Opening Night on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, with preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre in New York City. The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray), will land on Broadway following a five-week World Premiere engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago, from June 2 - July 5, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Stadttheater Fürth's NEXT TO NORMAL Tickets on Sale September 9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Tickets for 2015 run of Next to Normal at the Stadttheater Furth (Bavaria, Germany) starring Pia Douwes, Thomas Borchert, Dirk Johnston, Sabrina Weckerlin & Dominik Hees, go on sale on 9th of September 2014. (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT, Starring Chita Rivera Closes Today, 8/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

The newly staged version of Kander and Ebb's The Visit, starring Chita Rivera, concludes its run in the Williamstown Theatre Festival today, August 17. Under the direction of John Doyle, the show officially opened on August 2. (more...)

Runaway Stage Productions' 2015 to Include NEXT TO NORMAL, SWEENEY TODD & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Runaway Stage Productions (RSP) announces its 2015 season, highlighted at a Season Preview Gala on September 14. (more...)

The Trustus Theatre Premieres THE BLACK MAN...COMPLEX, 8/20-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

The Trustus Theatre presents the award-winning choreographer and dancer Terrance Henderson's latest creation 'The Black Man...Complex.' (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Music Box Musicals' NEXT TO NORMAL Stands Next to Greatness
by Katricia Lang - Aug 13, 2014

Next to Normal chronicles one family's struggles with its demons and the specter of Bipolar disorder. It gives some comic relief and a rock music soundtrack to the untenable situation that people with a mental illness and their loved ones find themselves in. That alone is enough reason to see Music Box Musicals' production. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Open 47th Season with AN AUDIENCE WITH MEOW MEOW
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Berkeley Rep opens its 47th season this September with An Audience with Meow Meow, a musical play of gargantuan proportions starring international superstar Meow Meow. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT with Chita Rivera, Roger Rees and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 12, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival presents The Visit, running on the Main Stage through August 17, 2014. Check out highlights from the production below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Danieley Talks All About THE VISIT at Williamstown Theatre Festival!
by Adrienne Onofri - Aug 11, 2014

Will they or won't they...bring the Berkshires production to NY? Chita Rivera's costar brings us the scoop on the Kander and Ebb show. (more...)

GREY GARDENS, SLAUGHTERHOUSE-FIVE & More Set for Custom Made Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Custom Made Theatre announces its 2014-2015 season. The award-winning company will stage six exciting works, opening with the Bay Area premiere of Eric Simonson's adaptation of Kurt Vonnegut's Slaughterhouse- Five, or The Children's Crusade and closing the season with Grey Gardens: The Musical. Two of the shows are Bay Area Premieres and one, Plautus's The Braggart Soldier, or Major Blowhard, adapted and directed by Evren Odcikin, is a World Premiere. (more...)

David Sajewich, Julie Baird & More to Lead EVIL DEAD at Broadway Playhouse; Cast & Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Broadway In Chicago has announced the cast and creative team for Evil Dead - The Musical, winner of the 2007 Dora Audience Choice Award as Toronto's favorite show, which will bring mayhem and fun to the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E Chestnut) for a limited three-week engagement Sept. 23 through Oct. 12, 2014. (more...)

Tracy McDowell, Joe Calveri, Julius Thomas III & More Set for PARTY MONSTER THE MUSICAL at 54 Below, 8/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Party Monster The Musical on Wednesday, August 27th at 9:30pm. (more...)

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