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Photo Flash: Ryan Scott Oliver and Pace U Present HATCHED - NEW WORK
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Pace University's Musical Theatre Class of 2015 presented a cabaret on May 4th and 5th at at Joe's Pub. The show, entitled Hatched, was a presentation of notable composers' works written in the past three months, including the likes of Shaina Taub, Niko Tsakalakos, Gordon Leary, Julia Meinwald, Drew Gasparini, Zoe Sarnak, Ryan Scott Oliver, and the students of Pace's Inaugural 'Writing for the Musical Theatre' class. (more...)

TNT Picks Up Drama Series Starring Bill Irwin, Alfred Molina
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

TNT has greenlit MONDAY MORNINGS, a powerful new series from award-winning producer David E. Kelley (Ally McBeal, Chicago Hope) and practicing neurosurgeon and CNN chief medical correspondent Dr. Sanjay Gupta, M.D., on whose book the series is based. The medical drama stars Broadway vets Bill Irwin and Alfred Molina. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside MAME Dress Rehearsal with Louise Pitre; Show Opens Today!
by Stage Tube - May 9, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will 'coax the blues right out ¬Ďa the horn' with its much-anticipated new production of MAME. The bold and brassy musical comedy will runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening is tonight, May 9, 2012.] Check out a sneak peek into the April 28 dress rehearsal for MAME. Watch the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Louise Pitre, Judy Blazer et al. in Goodpseed Musicals' MAME, Opening Tonight, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals' bold and brassy musical comedy MAME runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., with an official press opening of tonight, May 9, 2012. See photos from the production, featuring Louise Pitre, in dress rehearsal below! (more...)

Lyricist Jack Lechner Brings 'HERE GOES NOTHING' to Birdland, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2012

The Broadway at Birdland concert series presents "Here Goes Nothing," an evening of songs by Drama Desk-nominated lyricist Jack Lechner, on Monday, June 25 at 7pm. Guest performers will include Jill Abramovitz, Desmond Dutcher, Jeannine Frumess, Jose Llana, Lucas Steele, and Karen Ziemba. The music director will be Boko Suzuki. (more...)

Jason Alexander Guest Stars on 200th Episode of TWO AND A HALF MEN Tonight, 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

Broadway vet Jason Alexander guest stars as Alan's cardiologist, Dr. Goodman on the 200th episode of the CBS comedy TWO AND A HALF MEN tonight, May 7. In the episode entitled "The Straw In My Donut Hole", Alan is showered with love and affection upon returning from the hospital after suffering a minor heart attack. The episode airs 9:00-9:31 PM, ET/PT on the CBS Television Network. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey, May 19
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and will perform songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver and Pace U Present HATCHED: NEW WORK, Tonight, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2012

Pace University's Musical Theatre Class of 2015 present a cabaret tonight, May 5th at 7:00 pm at Joe's Pub at 425 Lafayette Street NY, NY. (more...)

BWW Review - CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY Showcases a Legend
by Nancy Grossman - May 5, 2012

Boston Youth Moves twelfth annual Swellegance Gala Benefit presented one-night only performance by walking, singing, dancing icon of the Golden Age of Broadway musicals at Citi Shubert Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lillias White, Adrienne Barbeau et al. Perform at ORIGINAL CAST 3 Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The 28th Annual STAGE Benefit was held last weekend at the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills to benefit AIDS Project Los Angeles. Entitled 'Original Cast 3,' it featured performers doing songs from shows with which they are associated. The event raised more than $200,000 for APLA's work with clients living with HIV and AIDS in Los Angeles County. See photos of Adrienne Barbeau, Lillias White, Sharon Catherine Banks, Loretta Divine, Brian Lane Green and more performing on stage below! (more...)

Boston Youth Moves' Producers¬' Circle Presents Chita Rivera in Concert Tonight, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

The Boston Youth Moves' Producers' Circle's 2012 Swellegance Gala Benefit will present two-time Tony Award winner CHITA RIVERA performing songs from her legendary Broadway career in her own concert CHITA RIVERA: MY BROADWAY at the Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre, 265 Tremont Street, Boston tonight, May 4, 2012 (8pm). (more...)

Ryan Scott Oliver and Pace U Present HATCHED: NEW WORK, 5/4 & 5
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2012

Pace University's Musical Theatre Class of 2015 will be presenting a cabaret tonight, May 4th at 11:30pm and the 5th at 7:00 pm at Joe's Pub at 425 Lafayette Street NY, NY. (more...)

Bobby Rydell Comes to Las Vegas' Suncoast Showroom, 7/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Bobby Rydell, the international teenage sensation of the Baby Boom era, performs his carefree chart toppers at the Suncoast Showroom July 6, 7 and 8. (more...)

First Annual BLUMEY AWARDS Honor Excellence in High School Theater
by Linda Ann Watt - May 31, 2012

The First Annual Blumey Awards in Charlotte to recognize talented high school students. (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre Announces Spotlight Night on RENT, 6/20
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The 5th Avenue Theatre will take Seattle behind-the-scenes of RENT at the latest installment of the 5th's free Spotlight Night series. (more...)

Robin de Jesus is Aladdin & John Tartaglia the Genie in MUNY's ALADDIN! Full Cast Announced
by BWW - May 31, 2012

The Muny announced today principal casting for the third show of its 94th season, Disney's Aladdin (July 5-13), directed by Gary Griffin, and choreographed by Alex Sanchez. Tony¬ģ Nominees Robin de Jesus and John Tartaglia star as Aladdin and the Genie, respectively. Joining them will be Jason Graae as Omar, Curtis Holbrook as Iago, Francis Jue as Kassim, Eddie Korbich as Babkak, Samantha Massell as Jasmine, Ken Page as the Sultan, and Thom Sesma as Jafar. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Jess LeProtto of 'Newsies'
by Adrienne Onofri - May 30, 2012

Jess, a 'So You Think You Can Dance' finalist last year, is a Broadway veteran at 19. (more...)

Summer Stages: Top 5 Picks for Boston and New England
by Jan Nargi - May 30, 2012

Great theater is less than a tankful away from Boston this summer. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Hosts Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater, 5/26
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh have announced the nominees for the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place tonight, Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

BYE, BYE, BIRDIE Runs June 1-17 at Dickson's Renaissance Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 21, 2012

Bye Bye Birdie-conjuring up memories of Elvis Presley and the fan fervor that greeted a lot of musical acts in the 1950s and '60s-takes center stage at Dickson's Renaissance Center in June as the Renaissance Players present the musical theater classic June 1-17. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces The Inaugural Blumey Awards Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2012

The first annual Blumenthal Performing Arts High School Musical Theater Awards culminated Sunday, May 20, at a gala award celebration where winners in 13 categories were announced and nominees for Best Actor, Best Actress and Best Musical performed live on stage at the Belk Theater. The Blumey Awards were presented by Wells Fargo. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'MY BROADWAY' Concert to New Jersey Tonight, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2012

For the very first time, two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera brings her concert, Chita Rivera: MY BROADWAY, to The New Jersey Performing Arts Center in the intimate setting of The Chase Room and performs songs from her legendary Broadway career. She will perform two shows only at 7:00 PM and 9:30 PM. All tickets are $50 (general admission) and can be ordered by calling 1-888-GO-NJPAC or at www.njpac.org. NJPAC is located at 1 Center Street in Newark, N.J. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Appearance at NJPAC in May 2012
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2012

Broadway legend Chita Rivera is set to make an appearnce at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center on May 19, 2012. The event, titled 'An Evening with Chita Rivera' will take place at 7PM in the Chase Room. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Susan Sarandon et al. to Help Honor Jason Alexander at 2012 Actor's Fund Tony Awards Party, 6/10
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

On June 10, 2012, The Actor's Fund will present its 16th Annual Tony Awards party at the Skirball Center, this year honoring Jason Alexander with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement.. Scott Bakula will host the gala and this year's Honorary Celebrity Committee includes: Julie Bowen, Nancy Dussault, Dann Florek, Elliott Gould, Steve Guttenberg, Garry Marshall, Chita Rivera, Susan Sarandon, Holland Taylor and Zachary Quinto. The event includes cocktails and a silent auction followed by ainner and a live telecast of a live feed of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. (more...)

Dawn Ward Lau's THE HOLE IN MY BUCKET LIST Plays Don't Tell Mama, 6/15 & 22
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Dawn Ward Lau returns to the cabaret stage as Debbie Goldberg with her new show "The Hole in my Bucket List", at Don't Tell Mama 343 W 46th St 212 757-0788 for 2 performances in June, Friday June 15 and Friday June 22 at 9:15 p.m. Sharing the stage will be multi mac award winning musical director Ricky Ritzel. (more...)

Everyman Theatre Opens YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Tonight, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

Meet the Sycamores - the delightfully eccentric family at the center of the action in the madcap comedy classic, You Can't Take It With You. They revel in day-to-day occurrences such as collecting snakes, making fireworks in the basement, and practicing ballet steps in the parlor. When their daughter Alice, decides to invite her conservative boyfriend's family to dinner, they promise to be on their best behavior. However...! Winner of the Pulitzer Prize and adapted into an Academy Award winning film, this beloved comedy has been a perennial favorite to theatre-goers for more than 70 years. (more...)

10th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater Announces Nominees - Ceremony June 4
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2012

The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theatre will celebrates its tenth anniversary by bringing previous recipients back to the stage to present the next generation of musical theater stars with awards and accolades. The acclaimed program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a high school version of the Tony Awards, and allows theater students from across Washington to meet, celebrate, and honor the exceptional musical theater productions presented during the 2011-12 school year. The 5th Avenue Awards will be held at 7:00 PM, Monday, June 4, at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Paper Mill Announces Rising Star Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2012

Among the former Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre nominees and winners are Academy Award nominee Anne Hathaway, Tony award winner Laura Benanti and 2011 Tony Award winner, Nikki M. James. (more...)

Lorenzo Lamas, Anita Gillette et al. Lead Reagle Music Theatre's 44th Summer Season, 6/15-8/19
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2012

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston has announced major principal casting and creative team members for its 44th consecutive summer season, including Lorenzo Lamas, Anita Gillette, Rick Hilsabeck and Sarah Pfisterer. (more...)

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: KATELYN FIORINI
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 12, 2012

Who's who in Tennessee theater? Sometimes, without a program in your hand, it's difficult to know who's playing whom-hence, our newest feature: Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot...featuring some of the Volunteer State's best-known-or soon-to-be-known all over the freakin' world-thespians. And have you ever wondered who the amazing photographers are who make them look so damn good? We're gonna tell ya¬ÖToday's actor/subject/model is the beautiful, talented and very busy Katelyn Michelle Fiorini. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Bird Watcher, Lane Richins
by Megan Pedersen - May 11, 2012

Local director and actor Lane Richins talks about his current production, Chapter Two, those who have an influence on his work and bird watching. (more...)

Photo Flash: Polaris Productions Presents BYE BYE BIRDIE at Hudson Guild Theatre, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2012

Polaris Productions, a non-profit children's theatre group will present the classic 1960 Tony Award winning musical Bye Bye Birdie starting tonight, May 10th at Hudson Guild Theatre. LeCee Galmiche Johnson directs a talented cast of young actors ages 4 through 20. Christopher Cooley is Musical Director. See photos of the cast below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater Nominees
by BWW Special Coverage - May 10, 2012

Pittsburgh CLO and the University of Pittsburgh have announced the nominees for the Gene Kelly Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theater. The awards show will take place on Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. at the Benedum Center in downtown Pittsburgh. (more...)

Wetumpka Depot Players Present BROADWAY OUR WAY, 5/11 & 12
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Broadway musicals are the heart of the American Theatre and The Wetumpka Depot Players have performed many of the best in their 32 year history. Come enjoy the creme de la creme with Broadway Our Way - a musical review of the best from Broadway performed by a troupe of many of the River Region's most talented actors. (more...)

Nominee Reactions: Jayne Houdyshell for FOLLIES - 'Pure Joy to Be a Part of FOLLIES'
by BWW - May 1, 2012

Jayne Houdyshell, Best Performance by an Actress in a Featured Role in a Musical for FOLLIES 'I'm in LA and so I'm still just waking up and in shock. In a way it hasn't even hit yet, but boy what a lovely honor! I am just so happy for the show. That's the most thrilling thing. When I came on board in New York I was just so excited and now to be honored is unbelievable. It has been nothing but pure joy to be a part of Follies. And today, we get to be reunited for tech in LA so that's the best possible way to celebrate.' (more...)

WHAT WE DO FOR LOVE Cast & More Set for BROADWAY SESSIONS May 31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. The show is created and hosted by Ben Cameron (Bway Wicked, Aida and Footloose) and features musical director Joshua Stephen Kartes on piano. This Thursday, May 31st, Broadway Sessions will welcome the cast of the Off-Broadway musical What We Do For Love or Other Desperate Meaasures and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/7- Charles Strouse
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2012

Happy Birthday, Charles Strouse! Strouse's first Broadway musical was the 1960 hit Bye Bye Birdie, with lyrics by Lee Adams, who would become his long time collaborator. Following this was Golden Boy (1964, also with Adams), starring Sammy Davis, Jr. and It's a Bird, It's a Plane, It's Superman (1966, based on the popular comic strip) which introduced the song 'You've Got Possibilities' sung by Linda Lavin. In 1970, Applause (starring Lauren Bacall, with book by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and lyrics by Adams) won Strouse his second Tony Award. In 1977, Strouse adapted another comic strip for the stage, creating the hit Annie, which garnered him his third Tony Award and two Grammy Awards. Other Strouse musicals include Charlie and Algernon (1979), Dance a Little Closer (1983, with lyrics by Alan Jay Lerner), Rags (1986), Nick & Nora (1993), and An American Tragedy (1995, with lyrics by David Shaber). (more...)

The 5th Avenue Theatre Award Winners Announced - Full Coverage
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 5, 2012

High school students from across Washington State packed The 5th Avenue Theatre last night (June 4) for The 10th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theater, a high school version of the Tony Awards sponsored by Wells Fargo. The house was packed with 2,100 teenagers in costume representing their schools' musical theater productions, who cheered for their peers as they performed musical excerpts and accepted awards honoring top student achievements in musical theater. The acclaimed program brought previous recipients from the last decade back to the stage (many of whom have gone on to successful arts careers locally and nationally) to hand out awards in 21 categories ranging from Outstanding Overall Musical Production to Outstanding Lobby Display. BroadwayWorld hosts the full awards list below. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Renaissance Players' BYE BYE BIRDIE Brings Nostalgic Fun and Frivolity To The Stage
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 4, 2012

Valenti (playing Rose Alvarez, Albert's girl Friday/girlfriend) and Fair (as his overbearing mother, Mae Peterson) pretty much dominate the action as they deliver perfectly-timed, expertly crafted performances as the two women in feckless Albert's life, ensuring that a good time will be had by all in the fast-moving, quick-paced and altogether entertaining show. Directed and choreographed by Bryan J. Wlas (who celebrated a birthday during the show's first weekend of shows) with musical direction by Nathan W. Brown, Bye Bye Birdie offers a delightfully nostalgic look back at the beginnings of rock-star idolatry and the evolving manners and social mores of the early 1960s. (more...)

Michael Arden, Adrian Lenox and More Set for John W. Engeman Theater at Northport's Next Broadway Concert, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces its next special event in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, June 23 at 8 PM. (more...)

10th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honor High School Musical Theater Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theatre celebrates its tenth anniversary by bringing previous recipients back to the stage to present the next generation of musical theater stars with awards and accolades. The acclaimed program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a high school version of the Tony Awards, and allows theater students from across Washington to meet, celebrate, and honor the exceptional musical Theater Productions presented during the 2011-12 school year. The 5th Avenue Awards will be held at 7:00 PM, tonight, June 4, at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

Mark Jacoby Replaces Michael Arden in Engeman Theater's 6/23 Broadway Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

The John W. Engeman Theater at Northport announces a change in the line-up for next special event in their ongoing Broadway Concert Series on Saturday, June 23 at 8 PM. (more...)

Jack Lechner Brings HERE GOES NOTHING to Birdland, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2012

The Broadway at Birdland concert series will present "Here Goes Nothing," an evening of songs by Drama Desk-nominated lyricist Jack Lechner, on Monday, June 25 at 7pm. Guest performers will include Nancy Anderson, Jeremy Schonfeld, Chris Critelli, Desmond Dutcher, Jeannine Frumess, Andy Monroe, Lucas Steele, and Karen Ziemba. The music director will be Boko Suzuki. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Intermission at FIDDLER, BIRDIE and 101 DALMATIANS!
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 10, 2012

Something's afoot at various Nashville area and Tennessee theaters this summer with all sorts of fun and frivolity being served up for audiences. Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre offers its sparkling revival of Fiddler On The Roof, starring Derek Whittaker and Debbie Kraski, while at Dickson's Renaissance Center, the Renaissance Players presents its new production of Bye Bye Birdie, starring Carl Blunt, Michelle Valenti, Marilyn Fair and Brad Burns. Meanwhile, up in Clarksville-at The Roxy Regional Theatre-audiences are enjoying 101 Dalmatians Jr. The Musical, featuring favorite Ryan Bowie in the role of a lifetime: Cruella DeVille. (more...)

BYE, BYE, BIRDIE Runs Now thru 6/17 at Dickson's Renaissance Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2012

Bye Bye Birdie-conjuring up memories of Elvis Presley and the fan fervor that greeted a lot of musical acts in the 1950s and '60s-takes center stage at Dickson's Renaissance Center in June as the Renaissance Players present the musical theater classic tonight, June 1 through June 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: Louise Pitre, Judy Blazer et al. in Goodpseed Musicals' MAME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals' bold and brassy musical comedy MAME runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn., with an official press opening of May 9, 2012. See photos from the production, featuring Louise Pitre, in dress rehearsal below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek - Inside MAME Dress Rehearsal with Louise Pitre!
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2012

Goodspeed Musicals will 'coax the blues right out ¬Ďa the horn' with its much-anticipated new production of MAME. The bold and brassy musical comedy will runs now through July 1 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be May 9, 2012.] Check out a sneak peek into last night's - April 28 - dress rehearsal for MAME. Watch the video below! (more...)

S.T.A.G.E. Presents ORIGINAL CAST 3 Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E.- presents ORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasingartists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, for one-night-only, tonight, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, will return to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

Shirley Jones, John Lloyd Young, Lillias White et al. Featured in ORIGINAL CAST 3 Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The 28th Annual Southland Theatre Artists Goodwill Event-S.T.A.G.E. presents ORIGINAL CAST 3, a musical celebration showcasing artists from theater, television and cabaret performing songs they originated in musical productions, tonight, April 28 at 7:30PM. This year, the annual event, which benefits AIDS Project Los Angeles, returns to the Saban Theatre Beverly Hills. (more...)

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