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AMERICAN IDIOT Opens 2/12 in Philadelphia
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

The national tour of the explosive Broadway hit AMERICAN IDIOT, called "wonderfully raucous" and "emotionally charged" by The New York Times and "flat-out electrifying" by the Boston Globe, will make its Philadelphia premiere Feb. 12 - 17 at the Merriam Theater as part of the Broadway Season, presented by The Kimmel Center and The Shubert Organization. The press opening is scheduled for Tues. Feb. 12 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Jay Armstrong Johnson, Alysha Umphress and More Set for NOT AT THIS PERFORMANCE, 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2013

Many performers understudy lead roles and rehearse weekly, preparing for their moment in the spotlight. But what if their moment never arrives? On January 20th those understudies finally get to play those roles for a live audience in "NOT At This Performance" at 54 Below. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: SMASH Sparkles, Shimmers & Shines On DVD
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 8, 2013

Today, in honor of the release of the complete Season One of NBC's hit musical drama series SMASH on DVD, we are revisiting some of the most memorable and truly tremendous musical numbers from the show so far - all available on the four-disc box set, available now - as we anticipate the grand return of the show on February 5. A look at Season Two, too! (more...)

JAZMO Makes New York Debut at the Iridium Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

The Bedford Hills based, much buzzed about and highly acclaimed new intergenerational rock band, JAZMO, will make its New York Premiere at the world-renown Iridium (1650 Broadway at 51st Street, NYC) tonight, January 8th at 8:00pm and 10:00pm. (more...)

SMASH EXCLUSIVE - Songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman in the Recording Studio!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 8, 2013

Season 2 of NBC's SMASH won't premiere until mid season, but fans will get a chance to relive Season 1's epic Marilyn battle beginning today, January 8, when the show is released on DVD! Until then, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at a Behind the Scenes DVD Bonus Feature with the show's songwriters Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman in the recording studio as the show's stars, Will Chase and Megan Hilty, record the love duet, 'Mr. & Mrs. Smith'. Watch the clip below! (more...)

NBC to Release SMASH's 'Bombshell' Cast Recording
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

NBC and Columbia Records announced that the soundtrack for Bombshell, the musical within NBC's Golden Globe-nominated series television hit 'SMASH' (Tuesdays, 10-11pm ET), will be released on February 12. Bombshell is available now for pre-order. (more...)

ONCE, EVITA Among 11 Broadway Shows in Denver Center Attractions' 2013-14 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

Denver Center Attractions announces an extended season featuring hits straight from Broadway for 2013/14. New this year, the season includes increased payment plan options. For as low as eight payments of $35.63, subscribers will see all 11 shows featuring Tony Award-winning shows such as the 2012 Best Musical ONCE, War Horse, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, EVITA, Million Dollar Quartet and, launching the national tour in Denver, Peter and the Starcatcher- winner of five Tony Awards, the most of any play in 2012. (more...)

DEAD ACCOUNTS' Norbert Leo Butz Set for 'First Todays with David Yazbek' at 92YTribeca, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

Known for his thrilling live performances and irreverent style, award-winning musical troublemaker David Yazbek returns to the stage with his band in this ongoing series at 92YTribeca, presented the first Today of each month. On January 7, Yazbek welcomes Tony Award-winning special guest Norbert Leo Butz who is currently performing in Broadway's Dead Accounts. (more...)

BWW Interviews: JERSEY BOYS' Jason Kappus
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 7, 2013

Coming to the Mahalia Jackson Theater on January 8 is the national tour of the hit show JERSEY BOYS, which allows audiences a close up look at Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons' rise to stardom. The show features hit songs "Sherry," "Big Girls Don't Cry," and "Walk Like a Man." I recently spoke with Jason Kappus, who plays Four Seasons member Bob Gaudio, about the show, the music, and life on tour. (more...)

Roxie Lucas and Kevin O¬'Donnell Join Cast Of LET¬'S KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS! 11/25 - 01/06/2013
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2013

Contagious Laughter LLC. welcomes Roxie Lucas and Kevin O'Donnell to the cast of the World Premiere of LET'S KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS by Brian Gianci, directed by John Dapolito. LET'S KILL GRANDMA THIS CHRISTMAS will begin performances today, November 25; it will celebrate its opening on Monday, December 3 and will run through January 6, 2013 at the Theatre at St. Clement's. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Liza Minnelli on SMASH Season 2
by TV News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

Entertainment Weekly has unveiled the first images of legendary entertainer Liza Minnelli, who will play herself in the tenth episode of the NBC musical drama series SMASH. In the episode, the actress will perform an original song, written by Smash producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, along with Christian Borle, who portrays Tom. Get a first look below! (more...)

James Van Der Beek, Kathy Baker and More to Lead THE GIFT at Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2013

James Van Der Beek, best known for his starring roles on Dawson's Creek and in Varsity Blues and who currently can be seen on ABC's Don't Trust the B-in Apartment 23, is set to appear in the American premiere production of Joanna Murray-Smith's The Gift at the Geffen Playhouse. Joining Van Der Beek is Golden Globe and Emmy award winner Kathy Baker (Picket Fences, Edward Scissorshands, All the King's Men) as well as acclaimed stage and screen actors Chris Mulkey (First Blood, Southland, Twin Peaks) and Jamie Ray Newman (Eastwick, Catch Me If You Can). Helmed by international powerhouse director/actor Maria Aitken, The Gift begins in previews in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse on January 29, 2013 and officially opens on Wednesday, February 6, 2013. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Merritt David Janes Talks His Career, Playing Carl Hanratty, Touring, CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
by David Clarke - Jan 22, 2013

Broadway Across America-Houston is about to fly Catch Me If You Can, the thrilling tale of Frank Abagnale, Jr., into the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Merritt David Janes is starring as Carl Hanratty, the FBI agent that tirelessly pursued Frank Abagnale, Jr .He was wanted for posing as a Pan American World Airways pilot, a Georgia doctor, a Louisiana parish prosecutor, and check fraud, which was his primary crime. Merritt David Janes took time out of his busy schedule to talk to me about his career, playing Carl Hanratty, touring, and the show Catch Me If You Can. (more...)

James Brolin Joins CASTLE as Rick's Estranged Father
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2013

TV Line has confirmed that Richard Castle is soon to meet his long-lost father. Acclaimed actor James Brolin has been tapped to take on the high-profile role. Brolin will appear in a two-episode arc on CASTLE. According to the site, the episodes are set to air on Feb. 18 and Feb. 25. (more...)

Leonardo DiCaprio to Take 'Long Long Break' From Acting
by Movies News Desk - Jan 21, 2013

According to The NY Post, it may be a while until Leonardo DiCaprio fans will be seeing their idol up on the big screen. In a recent interview with the German newspaper 'Bild,' the actor revealed, "I'm a little bit drained. I am now going to take a long long break.' he added, "I'm just worn out." (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Cast of Broadway-Bound KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 21, 2013

Check out the recently released commercial for the show below and meet the cast with videos of them from past productions and roles! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 1/20/2013
by BWW - Jan 20, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/20/2013 for Nashville (more...)

Scoop: THE VAMPIRE DIARIES on THE CW - Thursday, January 24, 2013
by TV Scoop - Jan 2, 2013

Get all the scoop on THE VAMPIRE DIARIES, airing on THE CW on Thursday, January 24, 2013! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Things Musical Theatre Girls Say: New Year's Edition!
by Stage Tube - Jan 2, 2013

What do musical theatre girls want in 2013? Find out below with Alex Ellis, Sean Patrick Doyle, and Anna Ty Bergman! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces YOU SAY TOMATO, I SAY SHUT UP Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the Pittsburgh Premiere of You Say Tomato, I Say Shut Up!, which will run January 31 through May 5 at the CLO Cabaret. Tickets can now be purchased at CLOCabaret.com, by calling 412-456-6666 or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, 10/25-1/20/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the opening of A Grand Night for Singing at the CLO Cabaret October 25 - January 20, 2013. This celebration of the remarkable music of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein will charm audiences and musical lovers of all ages. Tickets for Groups of 10 or more are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 412-325-1582. Single tickets will go on sale in August. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Cast for A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING, 10/25-1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the Rodgers & Hammerstein tribute, A Grand Night for Singing, which will run October 25 through January 20 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Flies Into Philadelphia Academy of Music, 1/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2013

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, the first national tour of the high-flying Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can will land in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music for a limited engagement Jan. 15 - 20. The press opening is scheduled for Tues. Jan. 15 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - All-New Promo for NBC's SMASH - Season 2
by TV News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

NBC has just released a new promo for the highly anticipated second season of the musical drama SMASH. The video teases, 'Follow your dreams, Follow your passion, Follow your heart... but watch your back!' SMASH Season 2 kicks off Tuesday, February 5th at 9/8c on NBC. Check out the promo below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - 'Catch Me If You Can' Episode of The CW's VAMPIRE DIARIES
by - Jan 18, 2013

On the next episode of the The CW drama series THE VAMPIRE DIARIES entitled 'Catch Me If You Can,' Jeremy is furious when Klaus tries to control him by putting Matt's life in danger. Get a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for BIG FISH on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will open Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Big Fish begins previews on Broadway Thursday, September 5, 2013. The artwork for the show has just been revealed. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Creative Teams Revealed for MUNY Summer Shows - Tartaglia, Jay-Alexander, Jones, Lenz, Ruggiero, Griffin, Bruni & More
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2013

Executive Producer Mike Isaacson announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for its 2013 Season, which opens on June 17 with Monty Python's Spamalot. 'This is a phenomenally talented group of artists, and I'm thrilled to be working with all of them. Last season our audience inspired us to take many risks and push ourselves far. These directors and choreographers are already working on ways to top last season's level of excitement and excellence.' (more...)

Ryan Raftery Returns to the Laurie Beechman Theater, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Greenlist Productions presents Ryan Raftery's return to the Laurie Beechman Theatre for his fifth solo show, "Ryan Raftery is Black and Better Than Ever: A Caucasian Celebration of the African-American Songbook" on Sunday, March 3rd at 9:30pm. (more...)

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Flies Into Philadelphia Academy of Music, Now thru 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

Based on the hit DreamWorks film and the incredible true story that inspired it, the first national tour of the high-flying Broadway musical Catch Me If You Can will land in Philadelphia at the Academy of Music for a limited engagement tonight, Jan. 15 - 20. The press opening is scheduled for tonight, Jan. 15 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - Harvey Fierstein & More in New SMASH Season 2 Photos
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2013

NBC has released new photos of the highly anticipated second season of SMASH including shots from the premiere episode, 'On Broadway', and episode 2, 'The Fallout'. The series returns Tuesday, February 5 9/8c on NBC. Below, check out photos of Season 2 guest stars Harvey Fierstein, Jeremy Jordan, Jennifer Hudson, Krysta Rodriguez & more! (more...)

Gregg Edelman, Molly Ringwald, Michael Cerveris and More Set for 54 Below, Now thru 1/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including four-time Tony nominee Gregg Edelman, SAG Award winner Bryan Batt, actress Molly Ringwald, BACKSTAGE, award-winner Amber Martin, Tony nominee Andrea McArdle, Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris, singer Alexander Sage Oyen, composer David Friedman and more! (more...)

Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen Join Nathan Lane in Broadway's THE NANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jonny Orsini and Lewis J. Stadlen will join two-time Tony Award-winning actor Nathan Lane in its upcoming production of THE NANCE, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane to be directed by Jack O'Brien. The production will begin previews on Thursday, March 21 and open on Monday, April 15 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45 Street). Additional casting for THE NANCE will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Bobby Steggert & More Join Broadway-Bound BIG FISH
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

BIG FISH, a new musical based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and the 2003 Columbia Pictures film written by John August, will open Sunday, October 6, 2013, at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman (Contact, The Producers, The Scottsboro Boys), with music and lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award nominee Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family), a book by Grammy and BAFTA Award nominee John August (Frankenweenie, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), BIG FISH begins previews on Broadway Thursday, September 5, 2013. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - NBC Previews SMASH Season 2 Premiere
by TV News Desk - Jan 14, 2013

NBC is giving SMASH fans a preview of the highly-anticipated premiere episode of the series' sophomore season. In the episode titled 'On Broadway', 'Bombshell' returns to New York in hopes of landing a theater for its Broadway debut, but a new Scandal puts its fate in jeopardy. Get a first look below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Nashville - Week of 1/13/2013
by BWW - Jan 13, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/13/2013 for Nashville (more...)

Disney Taps CATCH ME IF YOU CAN Writer for PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5
by Movies News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

Disney has officially hired Catch Me If You Can writer Jeff Nathanson to pen the upcoming PIRATES OF THE CARIBBEAN 5, Variety has reported. (more...)

NBC to Offer Online Sneak Peek of SMASH's Season Premiere, 1/14
by TV News Desk - Jan 11, 2013

NBC will offer viewers a sneak peek at the first hour of the two-hour season premiere of the Golden Globe-nominated drama 'Smash' on Monday, January 14 across multiple platforms -- three weeks before the second-season debut on February 5 (9-11 p.m. ET). (more...)

SISTER ACT National Tour Comes to Benedum Center, 2/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

The national tour of SISTER ACT is coming to the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh, PA from February 5-10, 2013. (more...)

Kendra Kassebaum, Joe Cassidy and More Star in NEXT TO NORMAL at San Jose Rep, Now thru 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2013

San Jose Rep welcomes a cast of undeniable talent to the stage for the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical Next to Normal, directed by David Ira Goldstein and co-produced with the Arizona Theatre Company. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for January 2013
by - Jan 1, 2013

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for January, 2013. (more...)

2012 BWW San Antonio Awards - Last Chance to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 31, 2012

Voting is now underway for the San Antonio Awards and continues until December 31, 2012. Winners will be announced in early January. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 12/30/2012
by BWW - Dec 30, 2012

Upcoming Shows - Week of 12/30/2012 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Review - The Holiday Guys & Dead Accounts
by Ben Peltz - Dec 30, 2012

Even if the names Marc Kudisch and Jeffrey Denman are as foreign to you as the middle monikers of the three wise men, there's a wonderful familiarity to their on-stage personas as The Holiday Guys.  It's the kind of relaxed, off-the-cuff give and take that's been enjoyed for generations, whether packaged as Hope and Crosby, Allen and Rossi or Brooks and Reiner. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jamie deRoy & Friends at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 29, 2012

Cabaret performer Jamie deRoy hosted an evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, on Friday, December 28th (7PM) at Manhattan's cabaret hot-spot Metropolitan Room. Joining Jamie on this holiday evening were Broadway favorite Loni Ackerman; Singer, performer and concert sensation Michael Amante; two-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Judy Gold; Tony Award-nominated actress and singer Valarie Pettiford; Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins and London's own stage, TV and cabaret star Giselle Wolf. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos from the concert below! (more...)

Prospect Theater's Revised Version of Stephen Schwartz's WORKING Comes to 59E59 Theaters, 12/1-30
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2012

59E59 Theaters has announced the Prospect Theater Company production of WORKING, from the book by Studs Terkel, adapted by Stephen Schwartz and Nina Faso, with additional contributions by Gordon Greenberg. Songs are by Craig Carnelia, Micki Grant, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mary Rodgers & Susan Birkenhead, Stephen Schwartz, and James Taylor. Directed by Gordon Greenberg, WORKING begins performances on Saturday, December 1 for a limited engagement through Today, December 30. (more...)

Valarie Pettiford, Tonya Pinkins and More Join Jamie deRoy at the Metropolitan Room Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2012

Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she hosts an evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, tonight, December 28th (7PM) at Manhattan's cabaret hot-spot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

Sherry Cohen's Picks for The Best of 2012
by Sherry Shameer Cohen - Dec 28, 2012

It's always hard for me to come up with the best of anything in entertainment. With my backstage theatre background, I'm obsessed with detail, and I can't simply sit back and enjoy any show. As a writer, I'm obsessed with the words, the sentence, the grammar, etc., and I can never read strictly for pleasure. In the pressure cooker of coming up with the best picks for 2012, I have a mixed pot. (more...)

Jamie deRoy & Friends Play the Metropolitan Room, Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2012

Join celebrated cabaret performer Jamie deRoy when she hosts an evening of her Multi MAC Award-winning variety show, Jamie deRoy & friends, today, December 28th (7PM) at Manhattan's cabaret hot-spot Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

BWW's Top Rhode Island Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of Rhode Island in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

BWW's Top San Antonio Theatre Stories of 2012
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2012

BroadwayWorld brings you the Best of San Antonio in the year 2012. Check out the Top Theatre Stories from each month during in the year 2012. We look forward to another exciting year of theatre in 2013! (more...)

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