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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the SPRING AWAKENING Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2015

Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's SPRING AWAKENING, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, opened on Sunday night, September 27, at Broadway's Brooks AtkinsonTheatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Van Hughes with the company! (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Present SAIL AWAY, 10/28-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

42nd Street Moon, San Francisco's oldest resident professional musical theatre company, opens its 23rd season with Noel Coward's penultimate musical, the sparkling high seas comedy SAIL AWAY. Although this saucy look at travelers on a Mediterranean cruise opened on Broadway in 1961 and the West End in 1962, it has never been fully staged on the West Coast, until now. (more...)

Good Theater Stages NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season tonight, September 23, with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ. This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers: Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

THE IRVING BERLIN RAGTIME REVUE Cast Album Now Available
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

The original cast album of 'The Irving Berlin Ragtime Revue,' which set box-office records at the 13th Street Theater, is being released September 15th.  To celebrate the release, members of the company  will be singing at Birdland, and on Barry Z's TV show, and promoting the album on radio programs hosted by George Bettinger, Moe Banshee,  Gail Kubik, and others. (more...)

Good Theater to Stage NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season on September 23 with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ.  This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers:  Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

Carolee Carmello to Lead PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading; Aiming for Broadway in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that an Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Hancock and Russell Confirmed For GREY GARDENS At Southwark Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Olivier Award-winning West End stars Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are to star in the eagerly awaited European premiere of Grey Gardens. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SAIL AWAY, Now thru 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

42nd Street Moon, San Francisco's oldest resident professional musical theatre company, opens its 23rd season with Noel Coward's penultimate musical, the sparkling high seas comedy SAIL AWAY. Although this saucy look at travelers on a Mediterranean cruise opened on Broadway in 1961 and the West End in 1962, it has never been fully staged on the West Coast, until now. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Open Cafe Carlyle's Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Cafe Carlyle will welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Visit and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. Additionally, she has toured in Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba and Can-Can with The Rockettes. (more...)

Carolee Carmello Leads PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

An Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is being held today, October 13, in a private presentation for industry producers and insiders. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Tradition Lives On! Actors' Equity Association Celebrates 65 Years of the Gypsy Robe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Actors' Equity Association today marks 65 years of its famed Gypsy Robe® ceremony, an honor bestowed to a member of a Broadway chorus with the most Broadway musical chorus or ensemble show credits. The Gypsy Robe ceremony takes place onstage just before the audience enters the theater on opening night. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/1/15- Beth Leavel
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Beth Leavel! Beth received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone. Beth also received a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nomination for her role as Florence Greenberg in Baby It's You. She recently performed the roles of Sally Adams in Call Me Madam at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias at the North Carolina Theatre and the much put upon maid, Berthe, in Boeing-Boeing at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Other Broadway roles Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy For You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War,Ellie in Hal Prince's Showboat, and Anytime Annie (her Broadway debut) in 42nd Street. (more...)

Leslie Uggams Receives Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from UConn Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams will receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs today, May 9 during the school's 2015 commencement ceremonies. (more...)

Broadway Loves Chita! Stars Gush Over THE VISIT Legend at Lunch
by Richard Ridge - May 28, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant earlier this week, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Hosted by Liz Smith and Edgar Bronfman, Jr., a slew of special guests came to celebrate the Broadway icon. Scroll down to see what they had to say about Chita, and click here for all the photos from the luncheon! (more...)

Tony Nominee Chita Rivera Causes 'Big Splash' (literally!) at THE VISIT Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

According to Page Six of the New York Post, one guest was so over the moon with Rivera's presence that he jumped into the restaurant's famous decorative pool.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant yesterday, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Scroll down for photos of the festivities! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

BROADWAY GYPSY TEA DANCE recently gathered at the rooftop bar Top of the Strand at the Strand Hotel (33 West 37th Street) to celebrate Chita Rivera's 2015 Tony Award nomination, enlisting dancers from most of Broadway's shows. Those represented included The King & I, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, Something Rotten, Wicked, American in Paris, The Lion King and gypsies who danced with Rivera in her last Broadway show A Dancer's Life. Check out a look back below! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Chita Rivera!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway legend and 2015 Tony nominee for The Visit- Chita Rivera. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Lyceum Theatre, what this role means to her, and so much more! (more...)

GRAND HOTEL to Play Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Tony award-winning Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic, again at Southwark Playhouse. Tony award-winning Broadway musical Grand Hotel will reunite the acclaimed producer and director team behind the multi award-winning production of Titanic, again at Southwark Playhouse. (more...)

Kirsten Scott, Lindsie VanWinkle, David Elder, Emily Skinner and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2015 Summer Season; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Mateja Govich, Christopher Rice, Kirsten Scott, Lindsie VanWinkle, Jeremy Benton, David Elder, Emily Skinner, Eleasha Gamble, Dan Sharkey, Lyn Cramer and more. All four productions -- OKLAHOMA!, MARY POPPINS, BIG FISH, and BILLY ELLIOT -- will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/23/2015 - SOMETHING ROTTEN!, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS, Larry Kramer and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 23, 2015

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: SMASH alumni star in SOMETHING ROTTEN!, beginning tonight, SMALL MOUTH SOUNDS opens at Ars Nova and more! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for GRAND HOTEL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

Full casting is announced for the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning team behind Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel. (more...)

Kirsten Scott, Mateja Govich, Christopher Rice and More Launch Lyric Theatre's 2015 Summer Season with OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma kicks off its annual summer lineup of shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Mateja Govich, Christopher Rice, Kirsten Scott, Lindsie VanWinkle, Jeremy Benton, David Elder, Emily Skinner, Eleasha Gamble, Dan Sharkey, Lyn Cramer and more. All four productions -- OKLAHOMA!, MARY POPPINS, BIG FISH, and BILLY ELLIOT -- will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Co-Host 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

THE COLUMN Awards Organization announced today that one of Broadway's brightest stars will serve as the guest star and Co-host for the 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala, Tony Award winner Beth Leavel. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre to present BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed by Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern. Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton, with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the show runs August 13 - September 20, 2015, starring Darien Crago as Ginger Rogers. (more...)

Geraldine Turner Coming to Alex Theatre St. Kilda
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Geraldine Turner is a true icon of Australian show business. Throughout a career that spans four decades, she has earned her place in the Australian Theatre as one of this country's most legendary leading ladies. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the AMAZING GRACE Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Jul 20, 2015

The company of AMAZING GRACE just celebrated the beloved Broadway tradition of the Gypsy Robe. SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Matt Wall bestowed the robe upon Dan Sharkey and BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the occasion. Check out photos from the ritual below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, July 10-19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

BE CAREFUL, IT'S MY HEART Celebrates Irving Berlin At Teatro Maria Clara Machado In Rio De Janeiro
by Claudio Erlichman - Jul 13, 2015

Almost 100 years after being heard for the first time, part of the repertoire of American composer Irving Berlin arrives at Teatro Maria Clara Machado, in Rio de Janeiro, with the musical Be Careful, It's My Heart. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Tradition Continues- Checking In with the Recipients of Last Season's Gypsy Robes!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2015

Today, we celebrate all the performers that earned the right to wear the robe this past season, including Tracee Beazer, Jess LeProtto, Jeremy Davis, Barrett Martin, Katie Webber, Cameron Adams, Jennie Ford, Ron Todorowski, Lainie Sakakura, Joseph Medeiros, and Matt Wall. Read below, as they reflect on what the honor meant to them! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's GYPSY Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

Join one-of-a-kind mother, Rose, and her two talented daughters as they search for fame in Pittsburgh CLO's production of GYPSY, tonight, July 10, through July 19 at the Benedum Center. This entertaining musical is complete with memorable performances, mother-daughter struggles and the hardships of show business life, all while set during the infamous vaudeville era. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: In the Room Where it Happens! Go Inside the HAMILTON Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Aug 8, 2015

HAMILTON, Lin-Manuel Miranda's musical about America's 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opened on August 6 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Betsy Struxness with the company! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WBT's BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 5, 2015

The journey from the 21st Century back to Hollywood's glamourous golden age is an inspiring one when your "tour guides" are the legendary Ginger Rogers and Fred Astaire - portrayed by Darien Crago and Jeremy Benton in Westchester Broadway Theatre's production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at Westchester Broadway Theatre
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre is taking audiences back to the glory days of Hollywood's Golden Age with its upcoming production of Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern's Backwards in High Heels: The Ginger Musical, running August 13-September 20. As the cast, under the leadership of director/choreographer Jeremy Benton, got into the serious business of rehearsals, photographer Jake Primmerman was on hand to commemorate the work that goes into bringing the world of the 1930s movie musical to life onstage at WBT. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/2015 - THE CHRISTIANS, HAMLET IN BED, Babs and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 28, 2015

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: THE CHRISTIANS and HAMLET IN BED begin off-Broadway and Babs gets a rerun on THE TONIGHT SHOW! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst Tributes Ethel Merman in EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Klea Blackhurst in her return to the Birdland stage with EVERYTHING THE TRAFFIC WILL ALLOW, on Monday, August 24. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

Darien Crago to Star in BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS at WBT, 8/13-9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Westchester Broadway Theatre to present BACKWARDS IN HIGH HEELS, conceived and developed by Lynnette Barkley and Christopher McGovern, with book/musical arrangements/original songs by Christopher McGovern. Directed and choreographed by Jeremy Benton, with musical direction by Jose Simbulan, the show runs August 13 - September 20, 2015, starring Darien Crago as Ginger Rogers. (more...)

Leslie Uggams to Receive Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts Degree from UConn
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress, singer, and recording artist Leslie Uggams will receive an Honorary Doctor of Fine Arts degree from the University of Connecticut, Storrs on Saturday, May 9 during the school's 2015 commencement ceremonies. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2015

The company of SOMETHING ROTTEN! just celebrated the beloved Broadway tradition of the Gypsy Robe. DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Joseph Medeiros bestowed the robe upon SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Matt Wall, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the occasion. Check out photos from the ritual below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2015

The company of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ceremonyl, at which Lainie Sakakura from THE KING AND I passed off the robe to Joseph Medeiros. BroadwayWorld was on the scene for the sacred ritual, so check out photos below! (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside THE KING AND I's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 20, 2015

The company of The King and I just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual, at which the recipient from Finding Neverland bestowed the honor on Lainie Sakakura. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the FINDING NEVERLAND Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2015

The company of Finding Neverland just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual, at which the recipient from An American in Paris bestowed the honor on Ron Todorowski . BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Geva to Close 2014-2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Geva Theatre Center presents Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike - Christopher Durang's laugh-out-loud, Tony Award-winning comedy, directed by Bruce Jordan. Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike begins performances May 5, opens May 9, and runs in the Elaine P. Wilson Mainstage through May 31. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Walter McBride - Apr 14, 2015

The company of An American in Paris just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual, at which the recipient from Gigi bestowed the honor on Jennie Ford. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the Gypsy Robe Ceremony for GIGI!
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2015

The company of Gigi just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual, at which the recipient from On the Twentieth Century bestowed the honor on Cameron Adams. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

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