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Bruce Vilanch, Julie Halston and More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD, 10/15Bruce Vilanch, Julie Halston and More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2012

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC), whose mission focuses on the preservation of musical theater through the restoration and presentation of obscure but artistically sound works, has announced programming for its 2013 season. A one-night-only benefit concert presentation of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad kicks off the season on October 15, 2012 at the Peter Norton Symphony Space. Bruce Vilanch, Julie Halston, Christine Pedi, Noah Racey and Margaret Colin are among the cast. (more...)

Luigi to Receive 2013 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in DanceLuigi to Receive 2013 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2013

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announces dance innovator Eugene Louis Faccuito, known as 'Luigi,' as the recipient of the 2013 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. The award will be presented at the 29th Annual Bessie Awards ceremony at the legendary Apollo Theater on Monday, October 7th. (more...)

American Classics Announces 2013-14 Season: 'SO KAYE, DIZZY FINGERS and More!American Classics Announces 2013-14 Season: 'SO KAYE, DIZZY FINGERS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2013

For their 2013-2014 season American Classics brings three "firsts" to their programming. For the first time American Classics will present a guest performer in their own concert, acclaimed entertainer John O'Neil in his popular salute to Danny Kaye, 'So Kaye, a one man "tongue-twisting tour-de force" showcasing songs, stories and monologues culled from Kaye's illustrious career. 'So Kaye was nominated for the prestigious IRNE award in 2001; since that time O'Neil has performed the show up and down the East Coast from Maine to Florida. "Adding John O'Neil and 'So Kaye to our season is exciting for us. John has appeared with us in the past, but we are delighted to be able to showcase him in one of his most popular shows," says Producing Director Benjamin Sears, who notes, "this is Kaye's centenary year, so it's a perfect time to feature John in an American Classics season." (more...)

Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Released Today, 9/25Seth 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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/14 - BELLE OF AMHERST, LIPS TOGETHER, PIPPIN Star Returns, CAMELOT on Tour and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/7/14 - BELLE OF AMHERST, LIPS TOGETHER, PIPPIN Star Returns, CAMELOT on Tour and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 7, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Actresses Joely Richardson, America Ferrera, Andrea Martin and Betty Buckley all come to the stage tonight -- off-Broadway, on tour and in concert! (more...)

Luigi Receives 2013 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance TodayLuigi Receives 2013 Bessie Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2013

The New York Dance and Performance Awards (The Bessies), NYC's premier dance awards honoring outstanding creative work in the field, announces dance innovator Eugene Louis Faccuito, known as 'Luigi,' as the recipient of the 2013 NY Dance and Performance Award for Lifetime Achievement in Dance. The award will be presented at the 29th Annual Bessie Awards ceremony at the legendary Apollo Theater today, October 7th. (more...)

Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Sarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST GalaSarah Paulson & Fran Weissler to be Honored at MCC Theater's 2015 MISCAST Gala
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

MCC THEATER has announced that this year's Miscast gala, an annual highlight of the New York theater season, will honor two bold and fearless women: Emmy & Golden Globe nominated stage and screen actress Sarah Paulson and Tony Award-winning producer Fran Weissler. Miscast 2015 will be held Monday, March 30, 2015 at The Hammerstein Ballroom (311 West 34th Street). (more...)

InDepth InterView: Tracey Ullman On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus INTO THE WOODS Movie, Stage Roles & MoreInDepth InterView: Tracey Ullman On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus INTO THE WOODS Movie, Stage Roles & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 6, 2014

Today we are talking to a spectacularly talented and universally beloved stage and screen star who is celebrated around the world for her wacky way with a character - 7-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman. Discussing the finer points of her just announced participation in the upcoming Encores! mounting of celebrated Vincente Minnelli movie musical The Band Wagon, Ullman opens up about her anticipation in taking on the role of scrappy and smart Broadway lyricist Lily Marton, famously essayed in the original film by Nanette Fabray. Also, Ullman sheds some light on some of the musical material we can anticipate hearing from her in the newly devised Encores! edition of THE BANDWAGON penned by Douglas Carter Beane, including such showstopping classics as 'That's Entertainment' and 'Louisiana Hayride'. Furthermore, Ullman elaborates on her excitement in teaming with noted co-stars Brian Stokes Mitchell and Michael McKean, as well as performing for the first time at the newly renovated City Center. Plus, Ullman also clues us in on what viewers can expect from the hotly anticipated feature film edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS and shares stories from the set. Additionally, Ullman reflects on some of her early stage roles, ranging from a Berlin stage production of another Vincente Minnelli movie musical masterpiece, GIGI, along with THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and more. All of that, ONCE UPON A MATTRESS and much, much more in this exclusive conversation with a comedy legend. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE BAND WAGON's Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tracey Ullman & More Reveal Worst Onstage DisastersSTAGE TUBE: THE BAND WAGON's Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tracey Ullman & More Reveal Worst Onstage Disasters
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2014

The Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon is set to star Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. In the video below, the cast reveals their worst onstage disasters ranging from forgetting the words to forgetting to wear panties. Find out which belongs to who below! (more...)

BWW Interview: THE BAND WAGON's Todd Ellison Loves the Intense Pressure of Encores! ShowsBWW Interview: THE BAND WAGON's Todd Ellison Loves the Intense Pressure of Encores! Shows
by Sally Henry - Oct 28, 2014

Conductor Todd Ellison is quite possibly one of the busiest men in the industry right now. His involvement in the fast-approaching production of The Band Wagon with Encores!, a Christmas concert with the Pittsburgh Symphony, and his own staged musical in March, only begin to scratch the surface of his hectic schedule for the next six months. Fortunately for us, he recently took the time to sit down and discuss these as well as prior engagements. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON -  Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tracey Ullman, Laura Osnes & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON - Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tracey Ullman, Laura Osnes & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

The Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon is set to star Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/24/14 - WIESENTHAL, PHANTOM Pop-Up, THE LAST SHIP and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/24/14 - WIESENTHAL, PHANTOM Pop-Up, THE LAST SHIP and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 24, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WIESENTHAL begins tonight at Theatre Row, PHANTOM opens its new pop-up shop today, and THE LAST SHIP sails to Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

BWW TV: That's Entertainment! In Rehearsal with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, Tracey Ullman and More for Encores! THE BAND WAGONBWW TV: That's Entertainment! In Rehearsal with Brian Stokes Mitchell, Laura Osnes, Tracey Ullman and More for Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 24, 2014

The Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon is set to star Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. BroadwayWorld was in rehearsal with the company today and you can check out interviews with the cast and a performance sneak peek below! (more...)

Emma Right Announces Book Blog Tours on 100 Blogging SitesEmma Right Announces Book Blog Tours on 100 Blogging Sites
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2013

Author and homeschool mother, Emma Right, (http://www. emmaright.com), an up and coming young adult book author of Kindle bestseller and Award Winner, adventure fantasy, Keeper of Reign, Book 1, and her latest young adult psychological thriller, Dead Dreams, announces the one hundred virtual book blog tours for Dead Dreams, on from October 20th until December 1st 2013. The list of blog tours hosted by book tour companies like Juniper Grove and Expresso Book Tours, just to name a few, also feature book bloggers and visitors to the different blog tours have the chance to win book prizes and Amazon gift cards. (more...)

Encores! The Band Wagon! Begins November 6Encores! The Band Wagon! Begins November 6
by Contests - Broadway - Oct 21, 2014

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 Liz Larsen,  KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch and More Join AT HOME ABROAD Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch and More Join AT HOME ABROAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2012

Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella), KT Sullivan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Chris Hoch (La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek The Musical), Michael Mastro (Twelve Angry Men), Pilin Anice (Junie B. Jones), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Tim Falter (Some Like It Hot), Nadine Isenegger (42nd Street), Matthew LaBanca (Young Frankenstein), Drama Desk Award nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, The Spitfire Grill), Kristin Maloney (The Talk of the Town), Brent McBeth (White Christmas), Jim Middleton (Goodspeed's 1776), Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music) and Tiffany Westlie (The Truth About Jane) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s October 15, 2012 benefit concert presentation of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/18-10/19/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/18-10/19/2014
by - Oct 19, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 19, 2014 - Sunday, October 19, 2014. (more...)

BWW Interview: Laura Osnes Hops on THE BAND WAGON- Chatting with the Two-Time Tony Nominee About Encores!, Concerts & More!BWW Interview: Laura Osnes Hops on THE BAND WAGON- Chatting with the Two-Time Tony Nominee About Encores!, Concerts & More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

Osnes took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld earlier this week about prepping for the project, as well as what she's been up to since leaving the cast of CINDERELLA on Broadway. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch & More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD Tonight, 10/15Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch & More Set for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD Tonight, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2012

Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella), KT Sullivan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Chris Hoch (La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek The Musical), Michael Mastro (Twelve Angry Men), Pilin Anice (Junie B. Jones), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Tim Falter (Some Like It Hot), Nadine Isenegger (42nd Street), Matthew Labanca (Young Frankenstein), Drama Desk Award nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, The Spitfire Grill), Kristin Maloney (The Talk of the Town), Brent McBeth (White Christmas), Jim Middleton (Goodspeed's 1776), Kevin Vortmann(A Little Night Music) and Tiffany Westlie (The Truth About Jane) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s benefit concert presentation of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad, set for tonight, October 15, 2012. Get a first look at the stars in rehearsal below! (more...)

Stephen Colbert Mocks Fox News' Futuristic News Desk; 'Starshep Enterprise'Stephen Colbert Mocks Fox News' Futuristic News Desk; 'Starshep Enterprise'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2013

Comedian and talk show host, Stephen Colbert joined the band-wagon this week of those poking fun at Fox News introducing a futuristic looking News Desk for Shep Smith. 'It feels like you're surrounded by news, but it's all an illusion.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch & More in Rehearsal for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROADPhoto Flash: Liz Larsen, KT Sullivan, Chris Hoch & More in Rehearsal for UnsungMusicalsCo.'s AT HOME ABROAD
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2012

Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella), KT Sullivan (Gentlemen Prefer Blondes), Chris Hoch (La Cage Aux Folles, Shrek The Musical), Michael Mastro (Twelve Angry Men), Pilin Anice (Junie B. Jones), Cicily Daniels (The Little Mermaid), Tim Falter (Some Like It Hot), Nadine Isenegger (42nd Street), Matthew LaBanca (Young Frankenstein), Drama Desk Award nominee Garrett Long (South Pacific, The Spitfire Grill), Kristin Maloney (The Talk of the Town), Brent McBeth (White Christmas), Jim Middleton (Goodspeed's 1776), Kevin Vortmann (A Little Night Music) and Tiffany Westlie (The Truth About Jane) have joined the cast of UnsungMusicalsCo.'s October 15, 2012 benefit concert presentation of the legendary 1935 musical revue At Home Abroad. Get a first look at the stars in rehearsal below! (more...)

Son of Adolph Green Traces ON THE TOWN's Journey to BroadwaySon of Adolph Green Traces ON THE TOWN's Journey to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Adam Green, son of award-winning writer Adolph Green, has partnered with Vanity Fair to offer an account on how Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and his father brought the beloved musical ON THE TOWN to Broadway seven decades ago in a new essay. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/5/14 - SHOW BOAT, WIESENTHAL, MADE IN DAGENHAM and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/5/14 - SHOW BOAT, WIESENTHAL, MADE IN DAGENHAM and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 5, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The New York Philharmonic welcomes a whole crew of stars for SHOW BOAT, beginning tonight, and the new stage adaptation of MADE IN DAGENHAM opens in the West End! (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 5, 2014

Today we are talking to a spectacularly gifted Tony Award-winning stage and screen performer known for originating numerous memorable roles in both new musicals and revivals as well as starring in this month's Encores! special presentation of The Band Wagon, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Opening up about the new stage-to-screen adaptation of the movie musical classic while granting a rare few moments for a chat while on a break, Mitchell shares his enthusiasm for re-teaming with frequent collaborator director/choreographer Kathleen Marhshall as well as what audiences can expect from the brand new concert presentation while also commenting on his starry assortment of fellow players in the production, including Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean and Laura Osnes. Furthermore, Mitchell offers first news of his return to FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE for its final season and preliminarily clues us in to what we can expect from his last appearance on the series. Additionally, Mitchell reflects on his starring role in the 2002 Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD and whether he would be interested in pursuing that part again in the future. Plus, Mitchell reveals he has recorded a series of studio albums awaiting release and shares his opinions on what material he would like to record in the future. All of that, thoughts on THE PRINCE OF EGYPT and if it could work onstage, his upcoming Christmas concert series with the Cincinnati Symphony, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories and much, much more in this exclusive conversation with one of Broadway's most beloved leading men! (more...)

Encores! THE BAND WAGON Traveling to Broadway?Encores! THE BAND WAGON Traveling to Broadway?
by Rialto Chatter - Nov 4, 2014

According to the New York Post, director and choreographer Kathleen Marshall could be "shepherding" Encores! The Band Wagon to Broadway before the Tony Awards cutoff. (more...)

Emma Right Announces Virtual Book Blog Tours for Her New Book DEAD DREAMSEmma Right Announces Virtual Book Blog Tours for Her New Book DEAD DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2013

Author and homeschool mother, Emma Right, an up and coming young adult book author of Kindle bestseller and Award Winner, adventure fantasy, Keeper of Reign, Book 1, and her latest young adult psychological thriller, Dead Dreams, announces the one hundred virtual book blog tours for Dead Dreams, on from October 20th until December 1st 2013. The list of blog tours hosted by book tour companies like Juniper Grove and Expresso Book Tours, just to name a few, also feature book bloggers and visitors to the different blog tours have the chance to win book prizes and Amazon gift cards. (more...)

New York Pops to Honor Kathleen & Rob Marshall at 2015 GalaNew York Pops to Honor Kathleen & Rob Marshall at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

?On Monday, May 4, 2015, The New York Pops celebrates its 32nd birthday with a grand gala evening honoring three-time Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall and Academy Award-nominated director-choreographer Rob Marshall. The event will be a true family affair, featuring highlights from the siblings' greatest triumphs in theatre, television, and film. (more...)

TCM & Sony Masterworks Celebrate FRED ASTAIRE w/ 2-CD SetTCM & Sony Masterworks Celebrate FRED ASTAIRE w/ 2-CD Set
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2013

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Sony Masterworks team up to celebrate one of Hollywood's most beloved stars: Fred Astaire. The new 2-CD set from Sony Masterworks, Fred Astaire: The Early Years at RKO, is available November 19 and TCM names Astaire their “Star of the Month” for December. (more...)

Turner Classic Movies & Sony Masterworks Join Forces to Honor Legendary Fred AstaireTurner Classic Movies & Sony Masterworks Join Forces to Honor Legendary Fred Astaire
by Movies News Desk - Nov 15, 2013

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) and Sony Masterworks team up to celebrate one of Hollywood's most beloved stars: Fred Astaire. (more...)

American Classics Kicks Off 2013-14 Season: 'SO KAYE, DIZZY FINGERS and More!American Classics Kicks Off 2013-14 Season: 'SO KAYE, DIZZY FINGERS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

For their 2013-2014 season American Classics brings three 'firsts' to their programming. For the first time American Classics will present a guest performer in their own concert, acclaimed entertainer John O'Neil in his popular salute to Danny Kaye, 'So Kaye, a one man 'tongue-twisting tour-de force' showcasing songs, stories and monologues culled from Kaye's illustrious career. 'So Kaye was nominated for the prestigious IRNE award in 2001; since that time O'Neil has performed the show up and down the East Coast from Maine to Florida. 'Adding John O'Neil and 'So Kaye to our season is exciting for us. John has appeared with us in the past, but we are delighted to be able to showcase him in one of his most popular shows,' says Producing Director Benjamin Sears, who notes, 'this is Kaye's centenary year, so it's a perfect time to feature John in an American Classics season.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Bayou City Concert Musicals' ALONE TOGETHER: THE MUSIC OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ is a Magically Enchanting CabaretBWW Reviews: Bayou City Concert Musicals' ALONE TOGETHER: THE MUSIC OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ is a Magically Enchanting Cabaret
by David Clarke - May 8, 2013

Paul Hope's Bayou City Concert Musicals (BCCM) is proudly continuing their mission of bringing to Houston the best of the best from show business' yesteryears. Sometimes it is in the form of a forgotten or neglected musical, like their concert stagings of ONE TOUCH OF VENUS, THE SECRET GARDEN, and FINNAN'S RAINBOW. At other events, Paul Hope stages a cabaret of a composer's hits and erstwhile gems. Last Monday, BCCM premiered their cabaret entitled ALONE TOGETHER: THE SONGS OF ARTHUR SCHWARTZ. Arthur Schwartz composed for the Broadway productions The Band Wagon, A TREE GROWS IN BROOKLYN, and others. He was also a celebrated Hollywood composer, writing music for THANK YOUR LUCKY STARS, the film adaptation of The Band Wagon, and others. (more...)

Neil Patrick Harris, Andy Karl, Karen Ziemba, Susan Stroman and More Nominated for 2014 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Set for 6/2 at NYUNeil Patrick Harris, Andy Karl, Karen Ziemba, Susan Stroman and More Nominated for 2014 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Set for 6/2 at NYU
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

The nominees have been announced for the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards, which will be held on Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

92nd Street Y Announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2014 Lineup: MGM Musicals, Fanny Brice, & More!92nd Street Y Announces Lyrics & Lyricists 2014 Lineup: MGM Musicals, Fanny Brice, & More!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2013

92nd Street Y announces the 2014 line-up for Lyrics & Lyricists, with Deborah Grace Winer in her sixth season as series artistic director. To offer their unique perspectives on the American Songbook, L&L guest artistic directors this year feature three Tony Award winners-a director (Kathleen Marshall, in her L&L debut), music director (Ted Sperling) and lyricist (David Zippel)--a top musical theater historian (Robert Kimball), and Broadway royalty (Ted Chapin of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization). (more...)

BWW Reviews: OTSL's MAGIC FLUTE Delights St. LouisBWW Reviews: OTSL's MAGIC FLUTE Delights St. Louis
by Steve Callahan - May 27, 2014

Opera Theatre of St. Louis has opened its thirty-ninth season with a bang. Their production of The Magic Flute is unlike any other you've seen (or ever will see). (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd CharisseSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/8- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2014

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/30/14 - SEX WITH STRANGERS at Second Stage, Rick Bayless in Chicago and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/30/14 - SEX WITH STRANGERS at Second Stage, Rick Bayless in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 30, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: SEX WITH STRANGERS opens at Second Stage, Rick Bayless brings a theatrical feast to Lookingglass and more! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This NovemberBrian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

BWW Reviews: STEVE ROSS and KAREN OBERLIN Ooze Charm, Class, and Chemistry In Tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at 54 BelowBWW Reviews: STEVE ROSS and KAREN OBERLIN Ooze Charm, Class, and Chemistry In Tribute to Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers at 54 Below
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 20, 2014

Steve Ross and Karen Oberlin's recent duo effort at 54 Below, Cheek to Cheek, was a show oozing charm, class, charisma, and chemistry, but most of all they conveyed their love for these legendary performers and the classic tunes associated with them. (more...)

OpenClose Successfully Implements QM and ATR Rules, Clients Laud AutomationOpenClose Successfully Implements QM and ATR Rules, Clients Laud Automation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

OpenClose, an enterprise-class end-to-end loan origination system (LOS) provider, today announced that is has implemented the functionality necessary for lenders to adhere to the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau's (CFPB) new Qualified Mortgage (QM) and Ability-to-Replay (ATR) rules. The company's client base is successfully processing QM loans. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tye Blue's HERE. is a Stellar Showcase of TalentBWW Reviews: Tye Blue's HERE. is a Stellar Showcase of Talent
by David Clarke - Feb 11, 2013

On November 1, 2012, Tye Blue, who has been listed as 'Houston's Best Male Entertainer' for the past three years and just finished a Stellar run as Frank in Houston Grand Opera's production of Francesca Zambello's SHOW BOAT, released his mesmerizing debut solo album entitled Here. On the three track masterpiece, Tye Blue exposes listeners to his wide range of crooning skills, taking us on a Journey through his versatility as he sings in the styles of gospel, jazz, and showtunes. (more...)

Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!Encores! BAND WAGON, LADY, BE GOOD, ZORBA! and Four MTC World Premieres Set for NY City Center's 2014-15 Season; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2014

New York City Center's 2014-15 season features an exciting lineup of dance and musical theater that begins with the 11th season of City Center's acclaimed Fall for Dance Festival. The Festival features 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, and will kick off in September with two free dance performances at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park in association with The Public Theater, followed by five unique programs at City Center in October. The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event starring Brian Stokes Mitchell, follows in November, and the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater, City Center's Principal Dance Company, returns for a month-long engagement in December. (more...)

Broadway Casting Directors to Appear on ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS this WeekendBroadway Casting Directors to Appear on ABC's EXTREME WEIGHT LOSS this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Broadway casting directors Duncan Stewart and Benton Whitley will take center stage on the next new episode of ABC's award-winning reality television series 'Extreme Weight Loss,' airing Tuesday, September 2 at 8pm ET (7pm CT). (more...)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for Actors Fund Benefit Concert at the Geffen This FallTony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for Actors Fund Benefit Concert at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Actors Fund and the Geffen Playhouse continue their partnership with a special one-night benefit concert featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell on Monday, October 6 in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 24Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 24
by - Aug 24, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 24, 2014. (more...)

Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Set for Release 9/25Seth MacFarlane & More Featured on John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT! CD, Set for Release 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 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...)

BWW TV: Inside the Making of John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Album; Release Set for 9/25BWW TV: Inside the Making of John Wilson Orchestra's THAT'S ENTERTAINMENT Album; Release Set for 9/25
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 23, 2012

EMI Classics has just 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. This is the first time the songs, including "Singin' in the Rain", "Steppin' Out with My Baby", "The Trolley Song", and title track "That's Entertainment", have been recorded in their intended orchestration since the films' original soundtrack recordings. That's Entertainment, also features a world-class cast of singers including Kim Criswell, Matthew Ford, Sarah Fox, Seth MacFarlane (the creator of Family Guy) and Curtis Stigers. The Standard Edition CD, a Deluxe Edition and a DVD of the 2009 BBC Proms, which launched John Wilson to fame in his native UK, is currently featured as part of a major national PBS pledge drive in August and September, will be available through all stores and online retailers on September 25th, 2012. (more...)

Choreographers Pat Birch & Luigi to be Honored at 2014 Astaire Awards, 6/2Choreographers Pat Birch & Luigi to be Honored at 2014 Astaire Awards, 6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

On Monday, June 2 at 7:30pm at NYU's Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, the 32nd Annual Fred & Adele Astaire Awards will honor 5-time Tony Award nominee and 2-time Emmy Award-winning veteran choreographer Pat Birch with its Douglas Watt Lifetime Achievement Award and legendary dancer and dance instructor Luigi with the Outstanding Achievement in the Preservation of Musical Theatre Award. The Astaire Awards is the only awards show to honor excellence in dance and choreography on Broadway and in film and were first started in 1982 by the late Fred Astaire and the late Douglas Watt (a critic and writer for the NY Daily News and The New Yorker, his 100th birthday would be this year). (more...)

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