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Orlando Jones and LaChanze Join Cast of Encores! THE WIZ; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2009

Orlando Jones will play The Wiz, and Tony Award-winning actress LaChanze will play Glinda, the good witch, in the Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz, starring Ashanti, June 12 July 5 at New York City Center. Glinda's sister-witches will include Tichina Arnold as Evillene and Dawnn Lewis as Addaperle. Easing down the road with Ashanti's Dorothy will be Joshua Henry as the Tinman, James Monroe Iglehart as the Lion and Christian White as the Scarecrow. (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'THE SECRET OF LIFE' to LA Phil Songbook Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera graces the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time in Chita Rivera: The Secret of Life, Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m. The triple-threat - singer/actress/dancer - accompanied by her longtime musical trio, performs songs from her legendary Broadway career, including numbers from West Side Story ('America'), Sweet Charity ('Where Am I Going?' and 'Big Spender'), Chicago ('All That Jazz' and 'Nowadays'), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye Birdie and The Rink. (more...)

Allen Toussaint Set For Lincoln Center Out Of Doors 8/22, More Acts Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2009

Celebrated pianist, songwriter, arranger, producer, Crescent City's own Allen Toussaint will be the headliner for Lincoln Center Out of Doors' 'Roots of American Music' concert in Damrosch Park on Saturday, August 22. (more...)

Encores! THE WIZ Completes Casting with 'Nigel' as Toto
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2009

Nigel, a brindle-hair Cairn Terrier, will be making his professional stage debut as Toto in the Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz, starring Ashanti as Dorothy, June 12 - July 5 at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenues). (more...)

Ted Neely Led 'SUPERSTAR' Hits Durham 3/6 - 3/8
by Shane Hudson - Mar 5, 2009

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is coming to Durham Performing Arts Center, March 6-8 for five performances only. The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed on the professional stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is one of the most popular and enduring works ever created for the musical theatre. (more...)

Patti LuPone's Guest Starring Role on NBC's 30 Rock Airs 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2009

Entertainment Weekly is reporting that Patti LuPone has been cast on 30 Rock to play the mother 'of Judah Friedlander's... well, um, unique Frank'. There's no word on how many episodes LuPone will appear on of the hit show. (more...)

John Lithgow to Appear w/ Patti LuPone on March 5's 30 ROCK on NBC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com recently reported that Patti LuPone has been cast on 30 Rock to play the mother 'of Judah Friedlander's... well, um, unique Frank'. NBC has announced that also guesting on the March 5 episode will be John Lithgow. (more...)

Murney & Burgess Join Stitt & Friends in Concert at Birdland 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2009

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is proud to announce the return of songwriter GEORGIA STITT in Concert on Monday, March 30 at 9pm, in continuation of the Broadway at Birdland series. (more...)

Patti LuPone's Appearance on WOR's 'JOAN HAMBURG SHOW' Now Online
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

The dynamic acting icon Patti LuPone was featured on WOR's 'Joan Hamburg Show' this morning, March 3rd, LuPone chatted about her upcoming appearance on 30 ROCK as well her recent and already legendary run on Broadway in GYPSY. (more...)

42nd Street Comes to Cabrillo Music Theatre March 27 - April 5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with the grandest and most spectacular musical of all, 42ND STREET. Directed and Choreographed by original Broadway cast member and Dance Captain, Jon Engstrom, 42ND STREET features a cast of 40, a full professional orchestra, and some of the greatest songs and dances ever to hit the great white way. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theater Presents 42ND STREET 3/27-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2009

Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with the grandest and most spectacular musical of all, 42ND STREET. Directed and Choreographed by original Broadway cast member and Dance Captain, Jon Engstrom, 42ND STREET features a cast of 40, a full professional orchestra, and some of the greatest songs and dances ever to hit the great white way. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theater Presents 42ND STREET 3/27-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

Cabrillo Music Theatre continues its 2008-2009 season with the grandest and most spectacular musical of all, 42ND STREET. Directed and Choreographed by original Broadway cast member and Dance Captain, Jon Engstrom, 42ND STREET features a cast of 40, a full professional orchestra, and some of the greatest songs and dances ever to hit the great white way. (more...)

Goldberg, Busch, Lypsinka & Batt Bring Kirkwood's LEGENDS! to Life in One Night Only Benefit Reading 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

Friends In Deed will present a legendary trio as Charles Busch, Whoopi Goldberg and Lypsinka star in the first-ever New York presentation of the infamous Broadway-play-that-wasn't, LEGENDS!. Written by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner James Kirkwood (A Chorus Line), the play will be presented in a special One Night Only staged reading benefit on Monday evening, March 23 at 8PM at Town Hall (123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Solo Performance Festival Announces Last Shows for 2009 Fest; Ends March 21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2009

SPF is Seattle's annual solo performance theatre festival, and is dedicated to presenting fearless, cutting-edge, diverse performances by solo theatre artists. (more...)

Solo Performance Festival Announces Last Shows for 2009 Fest; Ends March 21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2009

SPF is Seattle's annual solo performance theatre festival, and is dedicated to presenting fearless, cutting-edge, diverse performances by solo theatre artists. (more...)

Spanger & Carpinello Join Maroulis for ROCK OF AGES, Full Casting Announced, Previews Start at Atkinson 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009

The producers of ROCK OF AGES announced the complete, awesome cast for Broadway's new, smash hit musical today. Constantine Maroulis, ('American Idol' Season 4, Broadway's The Wedding Singer, RENT) reprising his critically acclaimed role as 'Drew', is now joined by Broadway's best 1970's & 1980's period actors Amy Spanger (The Wedding Singer, Kiss Me Kate) as 'Sherrie' and James Carpinello (Saturday Night Fever, VH1's 'So NoTORIous') as 'Stacee Jaxx'. (more...)

Murney & Burgess Join Stitt & Friends in Concert at Birdland 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2009

Jim Caruso's Cast Party is proud to announce the return of songwriter GEORGIA STITT in Concert on Monday, March 30 at 9pm, in continuation of the Broadway at Birdland series. (more...)

Seattle's ACT to Present New Work by Maureen Whiting March 13-15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2009

The world premiere of Maureen Whiting Company?s Myth of Me and You heralds a new era of contemporary dance presentations at ACT. Created during a year-long residency supported and presented by ACT?s innovative Central Heating Lab, this highly conceptual new work shines an intense light on our own personal mythologies. Myth of Me and You premieres in ACT?s Allen Theatre March 13?15, 2009. Tickets are $25 and available at the ACT Ticket Office, 700 Union Street, Downtown Seattle, (206) 292-7676 or online at www.acttheatre.org. (more...)

6th Annual Moisture Festival Kicks Off 3/11 At ACT
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2009

The 6th Annual Moisture Festival kicks off March 11, 2009 at ACT with 10 shows in the Falls Theatre. This year, as a part of The Central Heating Lab at ACT, the festival plans to dazzle and delight even more people, of all ages, with five Grand Variet? shows (family friendly) and five Burlesque shows (18 years and over). On March 19th, the Festival continues with comedy/variet? shows at Hales Palladium through April 5, 2009. The family friendly all ages variet? shows include captivating acts of skill and daring - be it aerial, acrobatic, clowning, rope tricks, sketch comedy, juggling, dancing, singing, magic, puppetry, and astonishing bubbles. A live show band provides the underlying pulse that propels the show to create a fantastic family entertainment experience. Performances are: March 11, 13, and 14 at 7:30 p.m.; March 14 at 2:00 p.m. and March 15 at 5:30 p.m. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Starring Ted Neeley Comes To PPAC 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2009

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, by writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence on April 14, at 8P for one performance only. The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed on the professional stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is one of the most enduring works ever created for the musical theatre. Featuring such notable songs as 'Superstar,' 'Everything's Alright' and 'I Don't Know How to Love Him,' JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR earned five Tony nominations. (more...)

Rivera Honored, Van Dyke Hosts THE ACTORS FUND's 13th Annual Tony Awards Party at Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2009

Dick Van Dyke as the THE ACTORS FUND honors Chita Rivera at their 13th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala features the only live feed in Los Angeles of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. Marc Cherry, creator/producer of 'Desperate Housewives' and David Rambo, producer/writer is 'CSI' will produce and write this event. The event will be held at the Skirball Center (2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, LA, 90049) Universally regarded as an American national treasure, Chita (more...)

Chita Rivera Brings 'THE SECRET OF LIFE' to LA Phil Songbook Series at Walt Disney Concert Hall 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2009

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera graces the stage of Walt Disney Concert Hall for the first time in Chita Rivera: The Secret of Life, Saturday, June 6, at 8 p.m. The triple-threat - singer/actress/dancer - accompanied by her longtime musical trio, performs songs from her legendary Broadway career, including numbers from West Side Story ('America'), Sweet Charity ('Where Am I Going?' and 'Big Spender'), Chicago ('All That Jazz' and 'Nowadays'), Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye Birdie and The Rink. (more...)

Rivera Honored, Van Dyke To Host THE ACTORS FUND's 13th Annual Tony Awards Party
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2009

Join Jason Alexander, Dana Delany, Marg Helgenberger, Valarie Pettiford, Carol Lawrence, Dick Gautier, Mitzi Gaynor, Susan Watson and host Dick Van Dyke (along with his musical group The Vantastix) as the THE ACTORS FUND honors Chita Rivera at their 13th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala features the only live feed in Los Angeles of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. Marc Cherry, creator/producer of 'Desperate Housewives' and David Rambo, producer/writer is 'CSI' will produce and write this event. (more...)

The Wiz Holds Free Post-Matinee Talkbacks With The Director & Company 6/24, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2009

The Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz will hold two free post-matinee talkbacks and audience Q&A sessions with Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel and members of the company on Wednesday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 1 at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue). (more...)

LuPone Issues Response To Showstopping Vegas 'Texting' Incident
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2009

Theatre legend Patti LuPone has issued a response regarding the recent run-in with a Las Vegas audience member who was texting during the show. The action forced LuPone to stop the show, and calmly repremand the texter. (more...)

Showstopper LuPone Does It Again; 'Teaches' Texting Audience Member During Vegas Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2009

Theatre legend Patti LuPone has once again stopped a show cold. The incident took place June 21, while the actress was performing her brand-new show, Gypsy In My Soul, at the Orleans Showroom in Las Vegas. While introducing the iconic 'Don't Cry For Me, Argentina' LuPone noticed an audience member texting on his cell phone. Steve Friess of VegasHappensHere.com was at the show, and Tweeted (@thestrippodcast) immediately after the event. (more...)

'Vegas' Turn', LuPone Plays Orleans Casino & Hotel 6/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2009

Now that her already legendary run in Gypsy is over, Patti LuPone is set for a number of concert dates throughout the year, in addition to the previously announced dates with Mandy Patinkin for 'An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin' she will make a concert stop in Las Vegas at the Orleans Casino & Hotel on June 20th and 21st. She can also be seen (and heard) at the Cincinnati May Festival in Kurt Weil's 'The Seven Deadly Sins', Cincinnati Symphony Orchestra. James Conlon will be the Musical Director for the series of concerts. For her complete schedule visit her official website at, www.pattilupone.net. Patti LuPone swept the 2008 theatre awards winning the Tony, Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Actress in a Musical and the Drama League Award for Distinguished Performance for her performance as Rose in the critically-acclaimed new Broadway production of the classic Jule Styne-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical Gypsy, directed by the show's author, Mr. Laurents, currently at the St. James Theatre. (more...)

The Wiz Holds Free Post-Matinee Talkbacks With The Director & Company 6/24, 7/1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2009

The Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz will hold two free post-matinee talkbacks and audience Q&A sessions with Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel and members of the company on Wednesday, June 24 and Wednesday, July 1 at New York City Center, 131 W. 55th Street (between 6th and 7th Avenue). (more...)

Photo Flash: Ashanti Stars in Encores! Summer Stars THE WIZ
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2009

The Encores! Summer Stars production of The Wiz, starring Ashanti, LaChanze and Orlando Jones, will open on Thursday, June 18 at New York City Center. (Previews begin June 12). Easing down the road with Ashanti's Dorothy will be Joshua Henry, James Monroe Iglehart, Christian White, Tichina Arnold and Dawnn Lewis. (more...)

Rock & Roll Love Story THE CONSEQUENCES Opens 8/22 During undergroundzero Fest At PS122
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2009

Ripped apart when they were teenagers, ten years later, Elle & Jeremy are thrust into each other's lives again and forced to discover if maybe they're meant to be together after all. THE CONSEQUENCES is a bittersweet rock and roll love story about the road not taken, dreams not followed, and whether you can start over again. (more...)

Chita Rivera Responds To President Obama's Medal Of Freedom Honor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2009

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera has released a statement in response to receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama. (more...)

Union Avenue Opera To Present DIE LUSTIGE WITWE (THE MERRY WIDOW)
by Chris Gibson - Jul 28, 2009

Come join the party as Union Avenue Opera presents Franz Lehár's charming DIE LUSTIGE WITWE(THE MERRY WIDOW), running July 31, August 1, 7, 8 and 9. (more...)

'Could It Be? Yes, It Could!' Win A WEST SIDE STORY CD Collection On BWW!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2009

Sony Masterworks proudly presented the recent release of the New Broadway Cast Recording of WEST SIDE STORY. The recording became available nationwide on June 2, 2009. The official opening of WEST SIDE STORY, which took place at the Palace Theatre in New York City on Thursday, March 19, 2009, has been greeted with great critical acclaim and sold-out performances. The opening followed a pre-Broadway engagement at the National Theatre in Washington, D.C., where the musical made its original world premiere in 1957. (more...)

HAVANA By Wildhorn and Cruz, Coward's FALLEN ANGELS, CAMELOT Among Highlights Of 2010 Pasadena Playhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2009

Pasadena Playhouse (Sheldon Epps, Artistic Director; Stephen Eich, Executive Director; and Tom Ware, Producing Director) today announced the theatre's 2010 Season. The season will include two world premiere musicals, a world premiere play, a fresh look at a favorite musical, a revival of a sultry farce and an award-winning contemporary play. (more...)

Rock & Roll Love Story THE CONSEQUENCES Opens 8/22 During undergroundzero Fest At PS122
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2009

Ripped apart when they were teenagers, ten years later, Elle & Jeremy are thrust into each other's lives again and forced to discover if maybe they're meant to be together after all. THE CONSEQUENCES is a bittersweet rock and roll love story about the road not taken, dreams not followed, and whether you can start over again. (more...)

Chita Rivera Will Return To Birdland October 14-17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2009

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera will return to Birdland (315 West 44 Street, NYC) to in October of this year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Eagan, Egan, Stitt, Young & More Honor Sondheim At '88's Cabaret'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Ryan Black's 88's Cabaret paid tribute to Stephen Sondheim with a cabaret of his music Monday, August 17th 2009, called Sondheim Summer: A Tribute To Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

President Obama's Comments On Chita Rivera From Medal Of Freedom Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2009

Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera received the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Obama during a special ceremony held today, August 12 at 3pm EST. (more...)

Web Alert: Watch Chita Rivera Receive The Medal Of Freedom Live From The White House 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2009

Web Alert: Watch Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera receive the Medal Of Freedom on Wednesday, August 12 at 3pm EST via streaming video at www.whitehouse.gov/live (more...)

Web Alert: Watch Chita Rivera Receive The Medal Of Freedom Live From The White House 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2009

Web Alert: Watch Two-time Tony Award winner Chita Rivera receive the Medal Of Freedom on Wednesday, August 12 at 3pm EST via streaming video at www.whitehouse.gov/live (more...)

DIVORCE! THE MUSICAL Gets Extended Again Through 5/17 At Hudson Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2009

Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment, today announced that DIVORCE! THE MUSICAL has been extended again by popular demand through May 17, 2009, at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre (6539 Santa Monica Blvd.). The world premiere production features music, lyrics and book by 2008 Frederick Loewe Award-winner Erin Kamler (Runway 69 at New Dramatists). (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes To The Rosemont Theater 4/30-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2009

'Jesus Christ Superstar,' the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is coming to the Rosemont Theatre Apr. 30 - May 2 for four performances. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes To The State Theater 4/17, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2009

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, returns to the State Theatre in Easton April 17th & 18th for 3 performances. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway at BIRDLAND Welcomes Stitt, Donahue and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2009

Jim Caruso's Cast Party presented the return of songwriter Georgia Stitt in Concert on Monday, March 30 at 9pm, in continuation of the Broadway at Birdland series. (more...)

Gilbert & Sullivan Society Presents Offenbach's ORPHEUS IN THE UNDERWORLD 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2009

All hell will break loose at the Scott Theatre in May when the Gilbert & Sullivan Society presents Offenbach's naughty twist on the Orpheus legend. (more...)

Hudson Mainstage Theatre Announces Open-Ended Run Of DIVORCE! THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2009

Rick Culbertson, in association with Lynn Marks and Paradox Entertainment, today announced that Divorce! The Musical will have an open-ended run at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre (6539 Santa Monica Blvd.). The world premiere production, now in its fourth smash month, features music, lyrics and book by 2008 Frederick Loewe Award-winner Erin Kamler (Runway 69 at New Dramatists). Multi award-winning director Rick Sparks (They Shoot Horses, Don?t They?) directs and musical stage this comedy about one couple?s hellish journey to un-tie the knot. Divorce! The Musical also features musical direction and arrangements by Ovation Award-winner David O (Ubu Roi and Jason Robert Brown?s 13). (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes To The Rosemont Theater 4/30-5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

'Jesus Christ Superstar,' the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is coming to the Rosemont Theatre Apr. 30 - May 2 for four performances. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Rivera Honored, Van Dyke to Host THE ACTORS FUND's 13th Annual Tony Awards Party at Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2009

Dick Van Dyke as the THE ACTORS FUND honors Chita Rivera at their 13th Annual Tony Awards Party with the Julie Harris Award for Lifetime Achievement. The gala features the only live feed in Los Angeles of the Tony Awards as they happen in New York. Marc Cherry, creator/producer of 'Desperate Housewives' and David Rambo, producer/writer is 'CSI' will produce and write this event. The event will be held at the Skirball Center (2701 North Sepulveda Blvd, LA, 90049) Universally regarded as an American national treasure, Chita (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Comes To The State Theater 4/17, 4/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2009

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, the groundbreaking theatrical masterpiece by legendary writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, returns to the State Theatre in Easton April 17th & 18th for 3 performances. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Starring Ted Neeley Comes To PPAC 4/14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2009

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, by writing team Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice, is coming to the Providence Performing Arts Center in Providence on April 14, at 8P for one performance only. The first collaboration between Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice to be performed on the professional stage, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR is one of the most enduring works ever created for the musical theatre. Featuring such notable songs as 'Superstar,' 'Everything's Alright' and 'I Don't Know How to Love Him,' JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR earned five Tony nominations. (more...)

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