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Breaking News: Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen to Join Chita Rivera in Birthday Benefit Concert for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2013

Tony Award winners Tommy Tune and Ben Vereen will join theatrical icon Chita Rivera in a spectacular benefit concert honoring and starring Rivera as she celebrates her 80th birthday. Chita: A Legendary Celebration will play the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52 Street, New York City) at 8 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013. The one-night-only performance will be produced by and benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Tony Orlando to Headline National Puerto Rican Day Parade 2013
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2013

New York's landmark Fifth Avenue will once again shine with Puerto Rican pride and culture, as the 18th Annual National Puerto Rican Day Parade (56th annual Puerto Rican Day Parade since the event's inception as a local organization), will take place on Sunday, June 9 2013. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Named Grand Marshal of Puerto Rican Day Parade
by Jennifer Broski - May 7, 2013

In a press conference held at Popular Community Bank Headquarters in Lower Manhattan, Madelyn Lugo, the Parade's President, announced that this year's Grand Marshal is legendary actress/singer/dancer Chita Rivera, whose illustrious career spans over 50 years in entertainment. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the event below! (more...)

BILLY, by John Barry and Don Black, Returns to London
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2013

The Union Theatre will stage the first London revival of Billy by John Barry and Don Black since its premiere at the Theatre Royal Drury Lane in 1974 (which starred Michael Crawford with an early appearance by Elaine Paige). (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Always - An Irving Berlin 125th Birthday Celebration
by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2013

Today we are tipping our best top hat to one of Broadway and Hollywood's most significant songwriters, the one and only Irving Berlin, in honor of what would have been his 125th birthday this week. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Receives 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) previously announced that Broadway icon Chita Rivera will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for last night, May 13 at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

Chita Rivera Receives 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) previously announced that Broadway icon Chita Rivera will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for tonight, May 13 (7pm) at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

Broadway Chorus Brings BROADWAY BASH to Pleasanton, Now thru 5/12
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2013

Broadway Chorus will present 'Broadway Bash', a lively romp through some of Broadway's best party songs. Selections such as The Life of the Party (The Wild Party), Hostess with the Mostess (Call Me Madam), Masquerade (Phantom of the Opera), Raise the Roof (The Wild Party) and Dancing through Life (Wicked) will be a few of the fun selections performed by the chorus. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the PIPPIN Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - May 1, 2013

The company of PIPPIN just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Stephanie Pope. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside CINDERELLA's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 6, 2013

The company of A CINDERELLA just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Linda Mugleston. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2013

At 6:30pm, on Monday, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. (more...)

Tyne Daly to Star in CBS Comedy Pilot JACKED UP
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

Deadline reports that Tyne Daly is set to star in an upcoming CBS comedy pilot JACKED UP. The actress will join cast members Missi Pyle and Patrick Warburton on the project from Sony TV. Fred Savage will helm from a script by Greg Malins. (more...)

PLAYdate's INSIDE OUT Concert Reading Set for The Ebell of Los Angeles, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2013

PLAYdate at the Ebell of Los Angeles Presents a Concert Reading of INSIDE OUT, A Colorful Musical About an All Girl 'Group', featuring Book by Doug Haverty, Music by Adryan Russ and Lyrics by Adryan Russ & Doug Haverty. The reading will take place on Sunday, April 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm, followed by a light supper. (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Presents THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Now thru 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2013

Following its delightful presentation of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will take a turn for the dramatic as it presents Tennessee Williams' powerful classic, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, tonight, March 27 through April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. The play is the second installment in Lyric's 50th Anniversary Season and will star nationally-recognized, Washington, D.C. actress Helen Hedman as Amanda. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Announces NYC Departure Following Final Cafe Carlyle Show
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel has just announced the return of its most famous resident, Elaine Stritch, to the Café Carlyle for her final engagement. Her new show, Elaine Stritch at the Carlyle: Movin' Over and Out, a freeform evening of story and song, will play for one week only. This will be the final chance to see Ms. Stritch – who has been dubbed the Carlyle's own “Octogenarian Eloise” – give one of her now-legendary performances at her home venue, before she leaves the Carlyle Hotel and the city of New York for good. (Ms. Stritch will be relocating to her home state of Michigan.) Elaine Stritch has played 4 sold-out engagements at the Café Carlyle over the past 7 years. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst to Star in Goodspeed Musicals' HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

She'll be glowin', crowin', goin' strong - cabaret diva Klea Blackhurst is sure to delight Goodspeed audiences as Dolly Levi at the Goodspeed Opera House this summer. Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that this spirited vocal powerhouse will be right where she belongs beginning June 28th. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Tour Comes to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall, 4/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2013

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Pittsburgh premiere April 16-21, 2013 at Heinz Hall as part of the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. (more...)

Helen Reddy Plays the Arcada Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2013

Australian pop megastar Helen Reddy returns to the stage for her first concert tour in ten years, and her only Chicago-area play will be at the historic Arcada Theatre tonight, March 13 at 8pm. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES to Make OC Premiere at Segerstrom Center, 9/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2013

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Orange County premiere September 24 - 29 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as part of the Curtain Call Series. (more...)

Lyric Theatre Kicks Off 50th Summer Season with TARZAN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2013

This June, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will return to the Civic Center Music Hall with a high-flying, powerful production of TARZAN, starring New York-based actor Nicholas Rodriguez as the title character. Running tonight, June 25-29, the show will mark the beginning of Lyric's four-show, 50th Anniversary Summer Season and will feature an original set by Helen Hayes Award-winning scenic designer Adam Koch and Oklahoma City artist Erin Latham. (more...)

Valerie Perri & David Burnham to Lead MTW's SUNSET BOULEVARD; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

Casting for Musical Theatre West's (MTW) production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's international hit musical Sunset Boulevard , has been announced by MTW Executive Director/Producer Paul Garman and Director Larry Raben. The 1950 Oscar-winning motion picture of the same title first starred screen legends Gloria Swanson (as Norma Desmond) and William Holden (as Joe Gillis) before it opened as a musical in London's West End starring Patti LuPone and Kevin Anderson at the Adelphi Theatre July 12, 1993 where it ultimately ran for 1529 performances. (more...)

York Theatre Co. to Present Summer Readings of UNEXPECTED JOYS; Capathia Jenkins, Emma Hunton & More to Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Director), in association with Jim Kierstead, as part of its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, continues its summer schedule with the new musical Unexpected Joy, with Book & Lyrics by Bill Russell and Music by Janet Hood. Directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller and with music direction by Jodie Moore, the four-member cast will feature Annie Golden, Emma Hunton, Capathia Jenkins and AnnMarie Milazzo. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Missing New York City Life After Move to Michigan
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch recently announced that she would be leaving New York City for good, after 71 years here, to relocate to her home state of Michigan. According to the New York Post, the 88 year-old just left her home at the Carlyle, and 35 hotel employees were there to see her off when she got off the elevator. (more...)

Philip Rham, Simon Green & More Set for TITANIC at Southwark Playhouse, July 26-August 31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2013

Casting is today announced for the European premiere of a new chamber version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Titanic. Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, it will run for a 6-week season at Southwark Playhouse, from Friday 26 July - Saturday 31 August. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at European Premiere of New Chamber Version of TITANIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2013

Production photos have just been released for the European premiere of a new chamber version of the Tony award-winning Broadway musical TITANIC at Southwark Playhouse and we've got a first look. The show officially opens on July 31. (more...)

Philip Rham, Simon Green & More Set for TITANIC at Southwark Playhouse, Now thru Aug 31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2013

The European premiere of a new chamber version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Titanic, is directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, and will run for a 6-week season at Southwark Playhouse, from today 26 July - Saturday 31 August. (more...)

Exclusive Photos and Interview Sneak Peek: Elaine Stritch on Life in Michigan, What's Next and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch left New York City for good in May, after 71 years here, to relocate to her home state of Michigan. Now in a recent interview with Fairweather Magazine, the 88-year old opened up about her new life outside of the Big Apple. Stritch told Fairweather: 'I have a natural input fear of myself that goes in front of me. It's almost like someone says every time I walk into the room, 'Ladies and gentlemen…Elaine Stritch. There's something that says get out of my way, it's going to be my turn, because you need the love of the audience. My assistant/friend, Marge, says you can't live without an audience. That's why I'm questionable about this move. I don't know if it is going to work or not.' (more...)

CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION to Open at August Wilson Theatre for One-Night Only on October 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

BROADWAY CARES/EQUITY FIGHTS AIDS announced today that CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION has found its Broadway home. The star-studded benefit concert celebrating and starring the legendary Chita Rivera will play the August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52 Street, New York City) at 8 pm on Monday, October 7, 2013. The one-night only performance in honor of Rivera's 80th birthday will be produced by and benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Philip Rham, Simon Green & More Set for TITANIC at Southwark Playhouse, July 26-Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2013

Casting is today announced for the European premiere of a new chamber version of the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Titanic. Directed by Thom Southerland and produced by Danielle Tarento, it will run for a 6-week season at Southwark Playhouse, from Friday 26 July - Today 31 August. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Karen Wyman, Steve Ross and More Join Teens for IRVING BERLIN Tribute at Metropolitan Room This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2013

Generations mix and The Great American Songbook's writers are in the cabaret mix--starting with Irving Berlin (photo)--when star of stage/TV/film (and, belatedly, cabaret) Anita Gillette and other established performers honor the composer-lyricist giant in the new series Cabaret Scenes with Cabaret Teens, at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, as part of the 'weekend matinee shift.' (more...)

Megan Mullally, Patti LuPone, and Chita Rivera Play Provincetown Art House This August
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2013

Megan Mullally is a two-time Emmy-winning star of TV's Will & Grace, and recent star of Broadway's Young Frankenstein. On August 28 & 29 she returns to Provincetown by popular demand - for two shows only - after her sold-out Art House debut last summer. Patti LuPone won her second Tony Award for Best Actress in a Musical, as well Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards, for her performance as Rose in the most recent Broadway production of Gypsy, and created the title role in Evita on Broadway with her now legendary performance, for which she won her first Tony and Drama Desk Awards. On August 31 and September 1 she makes a triumphant Provincetown return for 4 shows only, after debuting at The Art House last summer. Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner as Aurora in Kiss of the Spider Woman and Anna in The Rink. She originated the Broadway roles of Anita in West Side Story, Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie, Velma in Chicago, and appeared in the original casts of Guys and Dolls, Can Can, Seventh Heaven, Mr. Wonderful, Jerry's Girls, and many others. She makes her Provincetown debut on Sept. 7 & 8 with two shows only. Series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins each of these three leading ladies at the piano. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com, or call 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Anita Gillette, Karen Wyman, Steve Ross and More Join Teens for IRVING BERLIN Tribute at Metropolitan Room, 8/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2013

Generations mix and The Great American Songbook's writers are in the cabaret mix--starting with Irving Berlin--when star of stage/TV/film (and, belatedly, cabaret) Anita Gillette and other established performers honor the composer-lyricist giant. Veteran stars like Gillette will join forces with young teen performers in the new series Cabaret Scenes with Cabaret Teens, at Manhattan's Metropolitan Room, as part of the "weekend matinee shift." Steve Ross, the veteran globe-trotting entertainer dubbed the "Crown Prince of Cabaret," and well-versed in the verses and choruses of Berlin, will guest on August 4, along with vocalist Frank Dain, who is also the editor of Cabaret Scenes Magazine, the only print magazine specializing in cabaret. The program is titled for its non-profit Foundation as a beneficiary for the concerts, along with charities serving needy teens. Nightclub and record star Karen Wyman will also sing and add her perspective, while also guesting is multi-award winning vocalist Karen Oberlin. (more...)

Broadway Chorus to Bring BROADWAY BASH to Pleasanton, 5/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

Broadway Chorus will present 'Broadway Bash', a lively romp through some of Broadway's best party songs. Selections such as The Life of the Party (The Wild Party), Hostess with the Mostess (Call Me Madam), Masquerade (Phantom of the Opera), Raise the Roof (The Wild Party) and Dancing through Life (Wicked) will be a few of the fun selections performed by the chorus. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Clive Davis, Tom Viola and More Set for Broadway's Marty Richards Memorial at Edison Ballroom Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2013

At 6:30pm, tonight, April 8th producer Marty Richards' feast of friends and loved ones will gather in celebration of his extremely accomplished life at The Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street) where they will be served a magnificent four-course dinner and be entertained by a star-studded retrospective of show-stopping numbers from Mr. Richards' acclaimed Broadway musicals including Chicago, On The Twentieth Century, The Life, Grand Hotel, Sweeney Todd, La Cage Aux Folles, Sweet Smell Of Success, The Will Rogers Follies and Chita Rivera: The Dancer's Life. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the KINKY BOOTS Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 7, 2013

The company of Kinky Boots just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Charlie Sutton. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Nicholas Rodriguez, Steve Blanchard and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's Upcoming Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2013

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma today announced major casting decisions for its 50thAnniversary Season in 2013, featuring new and returning national talent including Nicholas Rodriguez, Heather Botts,Steve Blanchard, Heather Botts, Alan Muraoka, Lyn Cramer, Kristy Cates, Tom Flagg, Erin Bowman, Derrick Cobey and more. All four shows-TARZAN, THE KING AND I, THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES and BIG RIVER-will be performed at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Receive 2013 Lifetime Achievement Award from Boston Theater Critics Association, 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2013

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) is pleased to announce Broadway icon CHITA RIVERA will be the recipient of the 2013 Elliot Norton Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's awards ceremony set for Monday May 13 (7pm) at the Paramount Center, 559 Washington Street, Boston. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Bids Adieu to New York City
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2013

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Broadway legend Elaine Stritch recently announced that she would be leaving New York City for good, after 71 years here, to relocate to her home state of Michigan. According to the New York Post, the 88 year-old just left her home at the Carlyle, and 35 hotel employees were there to see her off when she got off the elevator. (more...)

Lyric Theatre to Kick Off 50th Summer Season with TARZAN, 6/25-29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2013

This June, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will return to the Civic Center Music Hall with a high-flying, powerful production of TARZAN, starring New York-based actor Nicholas Rodriguez as the title character. Running June 25-29, the show will mark the beginning of Lyric's four-show, 50th Anniversary Summer Season and will feature an original set by Helen Hayes Award-winning scenic designer Adam Koch and Oklahoma City artist Erin Latham. (more...)

PLAYdate's INSIDE OUT Concert Reading Set for The Ebell of Los Angeles Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2013

PLAYdate at the Ebell of Los Angeles Presents a Concert Reading of INSIDE OUT, A Colorful Musical About an All Girl 'Group', featuring Book by Doug Haverty, Music by Adryan Russ and Lyrics by Adryan Russ & Doug Haverty. The reading will take place tonight, April 21, 2013 at 5:00 pm, followed by a light supper. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the JEKYLL & HYDE Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 21, 2013

The company of JEKYLL & HYDE just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Jason Wooten. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 13-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE WEEK: MOTOWN opens on Broadwy, the Gyspy Robe gets passed on, BIG FISH is introduced to Chicago, and so much more! (more...)

CALL ME MADAM Takes Lakewood Theatre Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2013

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the final offering in its third season, the 1950 musical Call Me Madam. Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show. (more...)

SMASH Will Pass on the Gypsy Robe in 'Opening Night' Episode!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2013

The 'Opening Night' episode of NBC's Broadway drama 'SMASH' (airing Saturday, April 20 at 9PM-10PM EST/PST) will include the Actors' Equity Association iconic 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...)

Photo Coverage: Inside MOTOWN's Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 17, 2013

The company of MOTOWN just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Michael Arnold. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the MATILDA Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 16, 2013

The company of MATILDA just celebrated their opening with the Gypsy Robe ritual with the company's recipient Nadine Isenegger. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the event and brings you full photo coverage below! (more...)

ANYTHING GOES Tour Comes to Pittsburgh's Heinz Hall, 4/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2013

The national tour of Roundabout Theatre Company's ANYTHING GOES, the new Broadway revival of Cole Porter's timeless classic musical theatre masterpiece, will make its Pittsburgh premiere April 16-21, 2013 at Heinz Hall as part of the PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh series. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/14/2013
by BWW - Apr 14, 2013

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/14/2013 for Portland (more...)

CALL ME MADAM to Take Lakewood Theatre Stage, 4/19-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

The Lost Treasures Collection, a series of rarely performed musical gems presented in concert/cabaret version on Lakewood Theatre Company's Side Door stage, presents the final offering in its third season, the 1950 musical Call Me Madam. Food, wine and other beverages will be available for purchase before and during the show. (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma to Present THE GLASS MENAGERIE, 3/27-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2013

Following its delightful presentation of SOME ENCHANTED EVENING, Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma will take a turn for the dramatic as it presents Tennessee Williams' powerful classic, THE GLASS MENAGERIE, March 27 through April 13, at the Plaza Theatre. The play is the second installment in Lyric's 50th Anniversary Season and will star nationally-recognized, Washington, D.C. actress Helen Hedman as Amanda. (more...)

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