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Stage Door Chicago VidCast with the Altar Boyz
by Michael J. Roberts - Oct 27, 2007

The Boyz are back in town and sit down for a fun and informative conversation about the new sit down production of Altar Boyz at the Drury Lane Water Tower Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Jonathan Groff & Gusty Winds at 'The After Party' Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2007

Friday, October 19, 'The After Party' is pleased to welcome Spring Awakening's Jonathan Groff and 2005 Miss Fire Island Entertainer of the Year, Gusty Winds. (more...)

'Legally Blonde' MTV Premiere Garners 1.27 Million Viewers
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2007

After its celebrated premiere last weekend on Saturday October 13 and Sunday October 14, Variety reports 'MTV was pleased with the debut of Legally Blonde: The Musical, as Saturday's afternoon premiere averaged 1.27 million viewers and drew more persons 12-34 than any other program in its timeslot.' (more...)

Preview Legally Blonde on MTV; Airs Sat. 1PM EST, Sun. at 7PM EST
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2007

Clips from the MTV exclusive broadcast recording of 'Legally Blonde' are online now! (more...)

Xanadu's Kerry Butler To Guest On NBC's 'Lipstick Jungle'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2007

Kerry Butler, currently starring on Broadway as Kira in Xanadu has taped an episode of NBC's upcoming dramedy, 'Lipstick Jungle' which stars Brooke Shields. (more...)

Kendall Brings 'Picture Incomplete' to Triad Nov.19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2007

Trent Armand Kendall brings his his electrically-charged, gospel-drenched one-man musical Picture Incomplete to The Triad on Monday November 19 at 9PM. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Presents '13', Opening 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2008

Goodspeed Musicals', the only two-time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, latest production, 13, a new musical comedy about coming of age, teen traumas and high school survival, will hit the stage at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Connecticut, May 9 - June 8. 13 is sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

Disney Star Egan To Perform At Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2008

John Treacy Egan, currently starring as Chef Louis in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, will perform solo concerts at The Metropolitan Room on Sunday, May 11th at 9:30pm and Monday, May 26th at 9:30pm. Egan will perform songs from his debut CD, Count the Stars, which is available now on iTunes and Cdbaby.com. Count the Stars is a collection of standards and Broadway anthems including 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'This is the Moment' and 'How Glory Goes.' Prior to his role as Chef Louis in THE LITTLE MERMAID, Egan was seen on Broadway in The Producers and in the original cast of Jekyll & Hyde. He has appeared Off-Broadway in the original cast of such shows as When Pigs Fly! and Bat Boy-the musical. The Metropolitan Room is located at 34 West 22nd Street (between 5th and 6th Avenue). There is a $20 cover charge and a $15 minimum. Reservations can be made by calling (212) 206-0440. For more information, you can visit www.metropolitanroom.com. www.johntreacyegan.com Disney Theatrical Productions (Thomas Schumacher, Producer) is proud to present the Broadway production of THE LITTLE MERMAID, based on the Disney film and the classic fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen. The company features Sierra Boggess as 'Ariel,' Sean Palmer as 'Prince Eric,' Norm Lewis as 'King Triton,' Tituss Burgess as 'Sebastian,' Eddie Korbich as 'Scuttle,' Jonathan Freeman as 'Grimsby,' Derrick Baskin as 'Jetsam,' Tyler Maynard as 'Flotsam,' John Treacy Egan as 'Chef Louis,' Trevor Braun and Brian D'Addario as 'Flounder,' and Sherie Rene Scott as 'Ursula.' THE LITTLE MERMAID takes place in a magical kingdom beneath the sea, where a beautiful young mermaid named Ariel longs to leave her ocean home to live in the world above. But first, she'll have to defy her father, the king of the sea, escape the clutches of an evil sea witch and convince a prince that she's the girl with the perfect voice. Led by the award-winning director, Francesca Zambello, some of the theatre's most innovative artists have collaborated to create THE LITTLE MERMAID. The score features the classic songs: 'Part of Your World,' 'Kiss the Girl' and the Academy Award-winning Best Original Song, 'Under the Sea,' composed by eight-time Academy Award winner Alan Menken and his longtime collaborator, the late Howard Ashman, as well as 10 new songs by Mr. Menken and lyricist Glenn Slater. The book for the new musical is by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright Doug Wright. The original Broadway cast recording of THE LITTLE MERMAID was released by Walt Disney Records on Tuesday, February 26th and debuted at #26 on the Billboard 200. The album is available now at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre, in music stores nationwide and at online retailers. Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID is currently playing at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The playing schedule for THE LITTLE MERMAID is as follows: Tuesday - Saturday evenings at 8pm, Wednesday and Saturday matinees at 2pm, and Sunday matinees at 3pm. Tickets for are $51.50 - $121.50 (includes a $1.50 facility fee), available through Ticketmaster at (212) 307-4747, online at www.DisneyOnBroadway.com, or in-person at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Search for the New Elle Woods
by Walter McBride - May 6, 2008

Legally Blonde star Laura Bell Bundy met with Haylie Duff backstage at the Palace Theatre. It was recently announced that Duff will host the MTV reality show the 'Search for the New Elle Woods.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Schwartz's My Antonia'
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2008

Rubicon Theatre Company presents 'My Antonia,' the stage adaptation of Pulitzer Prize-winner Willa Cather's classic novel by Stephen and Scott Schwartz. (more...)

F.U.D.G.E Theatre Presents 'Fuddy Meers' Beginning 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2008

F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company announces 'Fuddy Meers', a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. 'Fuddy Meers' opens for the press on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 8:00 and plays through May 10, 2008. (more...)

'The Last Starfighter' Returns to the Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2008

Village Theatre Village Originals announces the return of the musical, 'The Last Starfighter' as a workshop presentation. (more...)

Kritzer, von Essen, and More Guest on 'The Battery's Down'
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2008

'The Battery's Down,' a new online television series, will premiere its fifth episode this Sunday, June 1, featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars. (more...)

MTV's Legally Blonde Paints the City Pink May 28-29; Schedule Inside
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2008

MTV & LEGALLY BLONDE are painting NYC pink with a special tour including 50 'Elle Woods' look-a-likes taking over the city on a appropriately pink double decker tour bus. (more...)

Tony Nominee Butler Makes Virgin Megastore Appearance For 'Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust' on 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2008

Xanadu's Tony nominee for Best Actress, Kerry Butler, will appear at the Virgin Megastore Times Square on Wednesday, May 28th, at 5:00 PM, in celebration of her debut solo album FAITH, TRUST & PIXIE DUST, released May 13th on PS Classics. (more...)

Tony Nominee Butler Makes Virgin Megastore Appearance For 'Faith, Trust & Pixie Dust' on 5/28
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2008

Xanadu's Tony nominee for Best Actress, Kerry Butler, will appear at the Virgin Megastore Times Square on Wednesday, May 28th, at 5:00 PM, in celebration of her debut solo album FAITH, TRUST & PIXIE DUST, released May 13th on PS Classics. (more...)

John Treacy Egan to Perform at Barnes and Noble May 28th
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2008

John Treacy Egan, currently starring as Chef Louis in Disney's 'The Little Mermaid', will perform at Barnes & Noble as part of their 'Any Wednesday' series on Wednesday, May 28th at 6pm. (more...)

TheatreWorks Presents Schwartz's 'Snapshots' Starting 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2008

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, opens its 39th season with the dazzling West Coast Premiere of Snapshots, the latest musical from legendary Broadway (Wicked) and Hollywood (Enchanted) composer Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

MTV's Legally Blonde: The Search for the New Elle Woods to Premiere June 2
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2008

After the success of 'Legally Blonde The Musical' MTV will once again join forces with the Legally Blonde The Musical team this time to search for a talented singer/actress/dancer to take over for Broadway star and current lead Laura Bell Bundy. (more...)

Fast Chat with Kerry Butler: On 'Lipstick Jungle' March 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2008

Kerry Butler, currently starring on Broadway as Kira in Xanadu is featured March 6 on NBC's hot new show 'Lipstick Jungle' reprising her role as 'Reese.' BroadwayWorld caught up with Kerry to ask her a few questions about her role on the show... (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford & Alex Lacamoire at Birdland April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2008

Annaleigh Ashford and Alex Lacamoire will perform on Monday, April 7, 2008 at 7PM, as part of the long-running, critically-heralded and popular concert series Broadway at Birdland. (more...)

'Main-Travelled Roads' Free Musical Reading March 21-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2008

The New York Musical Theatre Festival today announced the casting of Main-Travelled Roads, which will be presented as a free staged reading at TBG Theatre from March 21 to 29, 2008. (more...)

New Online TV Series 'Battery's Down' Features B'way Stars
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2008

'The Battery's Down,' a new online television series, will premiere it's third episode this Tuesday, April 1, on YouTube featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars. (more...)

TDF To Present Annual Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2008

Xanadu star Kerry Butler and Costume Designers Suzy Benzinger, Alvin Colt, Linda Fisher, Jane Greenald, Desmond Heeley, Willa Kim, Eugene Lee, Kitty Leech, William Ivey Long, Jeff Mahshie, Martin Pakladinaz, Sally Ann Parsons, Robert Perziola, Jose Varona, and David Zinn, among others will be celebrating the Theatre Development Fund's Irene Sharaff Awards given for outstanding achievement in costume design. The awards are presented through TDF's Costume Collection. (more...)

Carol Hall Joins 'Eclectic Evening of Short Work'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2008

Award-winning Playwright/Composer CAROL HALL joins Kia Corthron, Jeffrey Sweet, Gary Garrison, Roland Tec, Hilary Chaplain & David Engel, Kristine Niven and Margo Hammond in Artistic New Directions' presentation of 'AN ECLECTIC EVENING OF SHORT WORKS.' (more...)

Federline to Star in 'Legally Blonde'?
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2008

According to 'US Magazine' a source is stating that Kevin Federline may be set to make his Broadway debut in the Tony-nominated musical 'Legally Blonde' (more...)

'Monday Nights, New Voices' Continues 6/14 with Tory Ross
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2008

The fourth year of the acclaimed series, 'Monday Nights, New Voices,' will continue on June 16th at 7pm with guest host, Tory Ross. (more...)

Doumanian and Barrow Street Theatre Team Up for New Work
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2008

Jean Doumanian Productions is partnering with Barrow Street Theatre to develop new plays and musicals, explore international markets and elevate the profiles of individual artists in a concerted effort to bring new work to Off-Broadway. (more...)

'Monday Nights, New Voices' Continued Last Night With Tory Ross
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2008

The fourth year of the acclaimed series, 'Monday Nights, New Voices,' continued on June 16th at 7pm with guest host, Tory Ross. (more...)

Village Players 2008-2009 Mainstage Theatre Series!
by Chicago News Desk - Jul 9, 2008

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F.U.D.G.E Theatre Co To Premiere 'Bare' 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2008

F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company announces the Boston Premiere of Bare, a musical by Damon Intrabartolo and John Hartmere. Bare opens for the press on Friday, July 25, 2008 at 8:00 and plays through Saturday, August 2, 2008. (more...)

Creel and DeGarmo To Star In 'Godspell' Opening 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2008

Producers Adam Epstein, Broadway Across America, Stewart F. Lane/Bonnie Comley announced today that Tony Award nominee Gavin Creel (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and 'American Idol' finalist Diana DeGarmo (Hairspray) will star in the new Broadway production of GODSPELL. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer at Tonight's After Party
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2008

Friday, July 11th, THE AFTER PARTY welcomes back BRANDON CUTRELL with special guests Drama Desk Nominee and A Catered Affair's LESLIE KRITZER and CASHINO's Pepper Cole and Johnny Niagra. (more...)

Kaitlin Hopkins Guest-Stars on 'Law & Order' Jan.16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2008

Broadway actress Kaitlin Hopkins will guest-star in an up-coming 'Law and Order' episode entitled 'Bottomless' on Wednesday, January 16, 2008. (more...)

'Short Tenors and a Dead Soprano' New Musical Reading 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2008

Short Tenors and a Dead Soprano, a new musical which had a concert reading at the New Provincetown Players in Provincetown, MA in October of 2007 as part of the Fall Playwrights Festival, will have a reading on January 8 in New York City by invitation only. (more...)

Kerry Butler to Record Solo CD; Contest to Attend Session
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2008

Kerry Butler, currently starring as Kira/Clio in the critically acclaimed Xanadu will be in the studio later this month recording her debut solo album for PS Classics, due for release later this year. Featuring a selection of songs already handpicked by Ms. Butler - a special additional track will be decided via a contest being held on her official website http://www.kerrybutler.net/cdcontest.htm (more...)

MTV Confirms 'Legally Blonde' Reality Show to Cast New Elle Woods
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2008

After the success of 'Legally Blonde The Musical' MTV will once again join forces with the Legally Blonde The Musical team this time to search for a talented singer/actress/dancer to take over for Broadway star and current lead Laura Bell Bundy. (more...)

'Tuesdays With Morrie' At The Waterfront
by Beau Higgins - Jan 16, 2008

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Kerry Butler Tapes Additional Episode Of 'Lipstick Jungle'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2008

Kerry Butler, currently starring on Broadway as Kira in Xanadu has taped another episode of NBC's upcoming dramedy, 'Lipstick Jungle' which stars Brooke Shields. (more...)

Public Revives 'Hair' with Groff & Swenson; Begins July 22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2008

The Public Theater announced today that, after the successful 40th Anniversary staged-concert of Hair last summer, it will stage a full production of the legendary musical July 22-August 17, to star Jonathan Groff and Will Swenson. (more...)

'Battery's Down' Ep.2 Airs March 1 with Guests Morrison & Harada
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2008

'The Battery's Down,' a new online television series, will premiere its second episode this Saturday, March 1, on YouTube featuring a slew of Broadway guest stars. ' (more...)

Review - Next To Normal and Maureen McGovern
by Michael Dale - Feb 18, 2008

As the 21st Century chugs along toward completing its first decade, perhaps Broadway's new role in American theatre with emerge as the place where talented composers and lyricists with interesting projects will premiere their less-inspired shows while their exciting, adventurous and better-written work continues to hide in the under-publicized shadows of Off- and Off-Off Broadway, festivals and the occasional cabaret appearance.  Just as Legally Blonde, the Broadway debut of composer/lyricists Lawrence O'Keefe (Bat Boy, Sarah, Plain and Tall) and Nell Benjamin (Pirates!, Sarah, Plain and Tall) doesn't match the quality of their Off-Broadway and regional work, last season composer Tom Kitt made his first main stem appearance with the catchy-tuned and enjoyable, but not especially notable, High Fidelity while musical theatre lovers in the know were anxiously awaiting a production of Feeling Electric, his substantially superior collaboration with bookwriter/lyricist Brian Yorkey, first seen at the 2005 New York Musical Theatre Festival. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive Sneak Peek: Kerry Butler in NBC's 'Lipstick Jungle'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2008

Kerry Butler, currently starring on Broadway as Kira in Xanadu is featured this week in her first episode of NBC's hot new show 'Lipstick Jungle.' You can catch an exclusive sneak peek at Thursday's episode with Kerry as 'Reese' right here on BroadwayWorld.com! (more...)

'Altar Boyz' At The Miracle Theatre
by Beau Higgins - Dec 28, 2007

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Kerry Butler Set For Next Seth's Broadway Chatterbox 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2007

Kerry Butler, currently starring in Xanadu, will be this week's guest at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox. (more...)

F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Co Announces 'Fuddy Meers'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2008

F.U.D.G.E. Theatre Company announces Fuddy Meers, a play by David Lindsay-Abaire. Fuddy Meers opens for the press on Thursday, May 8, 2008 at 8:00 and plays through May 10, 2008. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Behind The Scenes Of The Music Of In The Heights!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2008

Eight performances a week, the Richard Rodgers Theater comes to dynamic life with the passionate music and lyric's of Lin-Manuel Miranda's energetic musical 'In the Heights.' Now BroadwayWorld takes you behind the scenes and in the pit of this dynamic new musical as Eddie Varley interviews Musical Director Alex Lacamoire and Arranger, Bill Sherman in this exclusive video! (more...)

O'Keefe, Battery's Down cast, and more at SPOTLIGHT Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2008

The SPOTLIGHT Cabaret series, which benefits the Society of Singers Chapter East, is produced by Ryan Scott Oliver and has been presented monthly at the Beechman since January. Past guests have included I Love You Because writers Ryan Cunningham and Josh Salzman, Kleban winner Joe Iconis, Katrina Rose Dideriksen, Sally Wilfert, Michael Winther, and more. (more...)

Benefit at Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2008

A slew of outrageously talented performers will gather together along with the cast of The Battery's Down to support the Society of Singers Chapter East on Saturday, April 26 at the Laurie Beechman Theatre at 7pm. (more...)

Reading Of New Musical 'Stoker' To Take Place 4/17
by BWW - Apr 15, 2008

Michael Parva, Artistic Director of The Directors Company, announced today that the company will be presenting a special invitation-only reading of a new musical, Stoker, this Thursday, April 17th, at 311 W 43rd Street in Manhattan at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

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