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WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Morris Performing Arts Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

WEST SIDE STORY plays at The Morris Performing Arts Center tonight and tomorrow, May 9-10, 2014 as part of the 2013-14 Broadway in South Bend Series presented by Broadway Theatre League. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Reveals 2nd Skin Cancer; Urges Sunscreen Usage
by Movies News Desk - May 9, 2014

Broadway headliner Hugh Jackman turned to Instagram yesterday to reveal that he has been treated for skin cancer for a second time. (more...)

Hugh Jackman on Hosting TONYS: 'Like the Olympics for An Athlete'
by TV News Desk - May 9, 2014

'It's like the Olympics for an athlete or the Super Bowl for a football player,' explained the Tony-winning actor. (more...)

It's Official! Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly, Cush Jumbo Set for Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER at Circle in the Square This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

We've been reporting on the buzz since January, but now Hugh Jackman is making Broadway fan's May dreams come true! It's just been officially announced that Sonia Friedman Productions will present the Royal Court Theatre production of THE RIVER, a new play by Jez Butterworth, starring Hugh Jackman, Laura Donnelly and Cush Jumbo, and directed by Ian Rickson. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block to Join Jason Robert Brown for Vulture Festival's THE ART OF SONGWRITING, 5/10-11
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Vulture.com announces Actress Stephanie J. Block will join Jason Robert Brown for "The Art of Songwriting" at the first Vulture Festival, a weekend of pop culture events in New York City May 10-11. (more...)

Hugh Jackman Confirms Broadway Return in Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER Later This Year
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Hugh Jackman withdrew from the 2015-16 Broadway run of HOUDINI due to scheduling issues, but it seems he has found another project more in line with his busy career. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the stage and screen star was rumored to return to Broadway in Jez Butterworth's play THE RIVER. Now he has confirmed in an interview with the New York Post that he will lead the play 'later this year.' (more...)

The Ensemble for the Romantic Century Presents THE TRIAL OF OSCAR WILDE, 6/19-21
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Fresh off its recent Tchaikovsky production at BAM Fisher, the Ensemble of the Romantic Century (ERC) presents another fully staged theatrical concert interweaving drama and music about one of the most famous trials of the 19th century. Delivered by a top-caliber cast in an intimate setting, The Trial of Oscar Wilde focuses on the tragic shackling, public scrutiny, and subsequent imprisonment of the homosexual playwright/writer Oscar Wilde (1854-1900). A script based on Wilde's correspondence, plays, and short stories (performed by Broadway's Michael Halling as Oscar Wilde and esteemed Robert Ian Mackenzie as Lord Queensbury) provides a dramatic backdrop for chamber music by French and English composers from the late 19th and early 20th centuries including Chausson's masterful Concerto for violin, piano and string quartet, and works by Satie, Elgar, Faure and Franck in performances by the dynamic Amphion String Quartet, violinist Susie Park, pianist Max Barros and a romping barbershop quartet. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown & Stephanie J. Block Perform at Vulture Festival
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Vulture.com welcomed actress Stephanie J. Block and composer Jason Robert Brown for 'The Art of Songwriting' at the first Vulture Festival, a weekend of pop culture events in New York City on May 10-11. During the event, Brown spoke to New York magazine theater critic Jesse Green about composing for musicals and played and sang some of his tunes with additional vocal accompaniment by Block. Song selections included 'Falling Into You' and 'Another Life' from The Bridges of Madison County and 'Still Hurting' from The Last Five Years. Check out their appearance below! (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #30 - Hugh Jackman Hosts
by Pat Cerasaro - May 10, 2014

Today we are kicking off the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special salute to this year's amiable emcee, multi-Tony Award-winning stage and screen star Hugh Jackman! (more...)

Lorna Luft, Lillias White, Tony Yazbeck & More set for 92Y's Lyrics & Lyricists, 5/31-6/2
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2014

Even the legendary Broadway gods and goddesses have come face to face with failure. On May 31, June 1, and 2, Lyrics & Lyricists pays tribute to musical theater's most thoroughly panned musical bullion as artistic director and Tony Award-winning lyricist and director David Zippel closes the season with Panning for Gold: Great Songs from Flop Shows. Vocalists Brent Barrett, Christiane Noll, Lorna Luft, Jessica Lea Patty, Lillias White and Tony Yazbeck sing numbers like "All the Things You Are," "They Don't Make 'Em Like That Anymore," "As Time Goes By" and "He Touched Me" that - despite their origins in such failures as Very Warm for May, How Now Dow Jones, Everybody's Welcome and Drat The Cat!, respectively - have become American Songbook standards. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block Comes to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Tony nominated Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. (more...)

NJ Rep Premieres New Musical DATE OF A LIFETIME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will present the new musical 'Date of a Lifetime' with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, tonight, March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director/Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY National Tour Heading to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 3/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Thousand Oaks. WEST SIDE STORY plays at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza March 11-16, 2014 as part of the 2013-14 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy From Oz, The Life). (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 4, 2014

IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Scene at the New York Pops' ON BROADWAY Concert with Andrew Rannells & Stephanie J. Block
by Randy Rainbow - Mar 31, 2014

The New York Pops just presented On Broadway- an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Hugh Jackman Sings About Wolverine
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 31, 2014

Hugh Jackman sings about his most famous action role, Wolverine. (more...)

Must Watch Video: Hugh Jackman Sings from 'Wolverine The Musical'?!?
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2014

The always game Hugh Jackman, performed 'Wolverine The Musical' for The Matt Edmondson Show on BBC Radio. Trust us, you've NEVER heard 'Who Am I' from Les Miserables sung like this before! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside New York Pops' ON BROADWAY with Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 24, 2014

The New York Pops just presented On Broadway- an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The New York Pops' ON BROADWAY Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 24, 2014

The New York Pops just presented On Broadway- an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the New York Pops After Party with Stephanie J Block and Andrew Rannells
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 23, 2014

Steven Reineke, Music Director and conductor of the New York Pops greeted concert goers at a party at The Red Eye Grill after the 'On Broadway' concert at Carnegie Hall. On Broadway is an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. Check below for photos as BroadwayWorld takes you inside the party! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Andrew Rannells Join New York Pops at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Tonight, March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the NY Pops and Stephanie J. Block!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 21, 2014

Tonight, March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Return for THE WOLVERINE Sequel, March 2017; David James Kelly Signs on as Scribe
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

ComingSoon.net reports that James Mangold's sequel to 2013's THE WOLVERINE will officially be hitting theaters on March 3, 2017, with Hugh Jackman returning as the lead. 20th Century Fox has also tapped David James Kelly to pen the screenplay. No details yet on the plot. (more...)

Say it Ain't So - Hugh Jackman Expecting to Be REPLACED as Wolverine
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2014

Unfortunately, unlike the comic book and big screen super hero, Jackman himself is aging (or so we're told). Talking on set to IGN, during the filming of the upcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Jackman reveals that: (more...)

Thousands Protest Rooney Mara's PETER PAN Casting
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Thousands of protesters have signed a petition against the casting of actress Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in Warner Bros upcoming reboot of PETER PAN (more...)

Broadway In Detroit to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 5/13-18; Tickets on Sale 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is returning to Detroit! WEST SIDE STORY will appear at the Fisher Theatre, May 13- 18, 2014. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview on Friday, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

BWW TV: Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block Give Sneak Peek at NY Pops Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2014

On March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. The duo just gave a special preview of the concert and BroadwayWord was on hand to catch a sneak peek. Check out what they had to say about the special event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Interview with Kevin Spirtas Starring in Riverside Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2014

Marcia Littlejohn conducts an interview (in two parts) with Kevin Spirtas starring in Closer Than Ever at Riverside Theatre, opening tonight! (more...)

NJ Rep to Premiere New Musical DATE OF A LIFETIME, 3/6-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will present the new musical 'Date of a Lifetime' with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, on March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director/Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY Opens This Week at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Sweet Charity - the first production at Hayes Theatre Co - starts this week, with limited tickets available for the season's performances. The classic award winning musical, is produced by Luckiest Productions and Neil Gooding Productions and will play at the Hayes Theatre Co from 7 February - 9 March 2014 (more...)

Hugh Jackman & Company Enter Recording Studio for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH; Filming to Begin Soon?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Details on the film's status have been scant in recent months, though Jackman has been attached to the project since 2011 when pre-production intitially began. With the crew putting time in at the studio, the film is expected to potentially begin filming within the coming months. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block Comes to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Tony nominated Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. (more...)

Broadway's Philip Wm. McKinley to Direct THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Starlight this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Internationally known Director Philip Wm. McKinley will direct The Sound of Music at Starlight Theatre, July 25-31. McKinley previously directed Broadway's Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman, as well as the internationally acclaimed 'Mozart L'OPERA ROCK' which premiered last year in Tokyo, Japan. (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Goes on Sale Today at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale today, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME to Run 3/6-4/6 at NJ Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

It's a jungle out there! Finding a soul mate can be an exhausting experience for lonely hearts looking for love in all the wrong places. But for Marvin and Katie, it's kismet when their eyes first meet at a speed dating event. During their brief time together, they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary encounter to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime. (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Go on Sale 2/21 at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Opens Tonight at Calgary's Southern Alberta Jubilee Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The tour smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Calgary! WEST SIDE STORY will open at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium tonight, February 11, 2014. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Return as Host of 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 8 (more...)

GHOSTS Opens 22 May at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts remains as sensational and electric as ever. Opening Thursday 22 May 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, internationally renowned Australian director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct this unflinching critique of marriage and social convention. (more...)

Trisha Rapier, Michael Scott & More Added to EASTER MYSTERIES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

It was announced today that Michael Scott (110 in the Shade, Follies), Trisha Rapier (Sister Act, The Boy From Oz), Chelsie Nectow, and Eileen Aurelia have joined the cast of Easter Mysteries. (more...)

Todd McKenney to Perform the Songs of Peter Allen on New Tour, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Boy From Oz is BACK! This time in his own show. Todd McKenney is performing the songs of Peter Allen in a high energy, vibrant and entertaining night that showcases Todd's incredible talents. His Victorian and NSW tour, commencing on April 4, will perform in 12 venues across Victoria and NSW during April and May. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Hugh Jackman and Wife Deborra-Lee Furness Launch Charitable Foundation for the Arts
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Tony Award winner and 'Les Mis' star Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborra-Lee Furness launched a charitable foundation for performing arts in their native Australia this week. (more...)

BWW Interview: Once Before I Go - New York-Bound David Harris Talks Solo Show TIME IS A TRAVELLER
by Jacqueline Bublitz - Apr 21, 2014

David Harris is a boy from Oz. He's a good-looking, easy-going, hard-working country boy. Who just happens to possess a voice that can stop your heart a little. It's a voice that has, over the course of two decades, taken him on a journey from Lycra-wearing, high-school outsider, to charismatic leading man of the Australian musical theatre stage. And now New York is calling ... (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY National Tour to Play National Theatre, 6/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

West Side Story returns to its theatrical home at the National Theatre for one week only, June 3 through 8. The landmark American musical made its world premiere at the National in 1957 prior to heading to Broadway, as did its revival in 2008, and now the North American tour of this celebrated story concludes in Washington at the place where it all began. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY is Coming to Concord for One Night Only, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Concord, NH. WEST SIDE STORY appears for one night only at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30pm. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy From Oz, The Life). (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Talented Ms. Tari Kelly on her Extensive Broadway Career and Channeling Judy Garland!
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 11, 2014

We chat with skilled actress and star of The Arvada Center's END OF THE RAINBOW on her vast Broadway background and her thoughts on all things Judy! (more...)

Theatrical Oratorio EASTER MYSTERIES Plays this Weekend from 4/11 - 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

There will be special presentations of Easter Mysteries a theatrical oratorio for a modern audience by John O'Boyle this Friday &Saturday, April 11 & 12 at 8pm; and on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7pm at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street (at West End Ave.) NYC. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Morris Performing Arts Center, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

WEST SIDE STORY plays at The Morris Performing Arts Center May 9-10, 2014 as part of the 2013-14 Broadway in South Bend Series presented by Broadway Theatre League. Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award® nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy From Oz, The Life). (more...)

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