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The Varley Factor: Ladies And Gentleman, The 'Tweeple Threat'
by Eddie Varley - Sep 9, 2009

Welcome to the The Varley Factor, BroadwayWorld.com's newest ongoing blog series from Creative Director, Eddie Varley. Look for 'The Factor' to bring you Varley's unique brand of commentary on all things theatrical... Get ready Broadway! (more...)

Marvin Hamlisch, Robert Klein & Lucie Arnaz Perform at Bay Street Sept. 13 in 'Playing Our Songs'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

The One Night Only Special Benefit Performance of 'Playing Our Songs' is on Sunday, September 13th at 7 pm with the award-winning Marvin Hamlisch, Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Welcomes Jeremy Kushnier And The Cast Of 'BIG GAY MUSICAL' 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

Broadway Sessions w/ Ben D is thrilled to welcome Jeremy Kushnier and ' The Big Gay Musical' film cast members Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding and Celina Carvajal September 8th. (more...)

NYMF's COUNT TO TEN Sells Out 10/17 Performance
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

The original tap musical, Count To Ten, presented in this year's New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF), sold out its October 17th performance on the first day tickets went on sale to the public. (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Comes To Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium In Calgary, Runs 10/27-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

The new production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line comes to the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium in Calgary for a limited one-week engagement October 27 through November 1, 2009. (more...)

Gurr, Dandridge, Beaman, Davis & More Cast in San Digeo's MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT 9/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

Lovingly 'ripped-off' from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. This Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation will clip-clop its way into the San Diego Civic Theatre from September 8 - 13, 2009. (more...)

Tony Nominee Willy Falk to Star in LIGHTER: A NEW MUSICAL COMEDY at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Nothing to Lose Productions are proud to present present LIGHTER with Book, Music & Lyrics by Monica Bauer, Music Arrangements by Brent-Alan Huffman, choreography by DJ Salisbury, and directed by Craig J. George. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS 10/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

The guys are gambling, the dolls are dancing, and the audience will come up a winner when Cabrillo Music Theatre launches its 2009-2010 season with Guys and Dolls. Returning is Director Nick DeGruccio, whose previous Cabrillo production of Jekyll & Hyde led to three Ovation Awards, including Best Director. Returning with DeGruccio is Choreographer Roger Castellano, Ovation-nominated for Jekyll. Musical Direction is by Darryl Archibald, and the production will be overseen by Artistic Director Lewis Wilkenfeld. Cabrillo?s production of Guys and Dolls, created exclusively for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will open on Friday, October 16th, 2009 and run through Sunday, October 25th, for Cabrillo Music Theatre in the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Langford, Goodwin, Hewitt And Lewis-Evans Return To Broadway's CHICAGO 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2009

On Monday, September 7, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, razzle-dazzle hit musical CHICAGO will kick-off the fall season by welcoming back four spectacular audience favorites: Bonnie Langford as Roxie Hart, Deidre Goodwin as Velma Kelly, Tom Hewitt as Billy Flynn and Kecia Lewis-Evans as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

THE BIG GAY MUSICAL Offers Special 'Gypsy' Preview 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2009

With a cast of incredible Broadway talent The Big Gay Musical will offer a special 'Gypsy' preview for performers and theatrical professionals before its New York premier on Sept 11th. (more...)

PARADE Director Rob Ashford is "Looking to Make His Mark", & Promises, Promises Coming to Broadway in Spring
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2009

Variety gave a roundup this weekend of the many projects on the currently very hot director, Rob Ashford who's currently working on the upcoming Los Angeles production of Parade, which he will follow with preparations for a Spring debut of the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Promises, Promises. (more...)

MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT Appears At The CTG/Ahmanson Theatre 7/7-9/6
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2009

Monty Python's Spamalot begins a two month run in Los Angeles on July 7th. The show plays at the Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre (At the Music Center, 135 N. Grand Avenue in Downtown L.A.) There will be a preview performance on July 7 at 8 p.m. Monty Python's Spamlot opens July 8 at 8 p.m, and will perform through September 6, 2009. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Welcomes Jeremy Kushnier And The Cast Of 'BIG GAY MUSICAL' 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2009

Broadway Sessions w/ Ben D is thrilled to welcome Jeremy Kushnier and ' The Big Gay Musical' film cast members Daniel Robinson, Joey Dudding and Celina Carvajal September 8th. (more...)

Cindy Marchionda Returns To The Beechman Theater 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2009

Following the great success of her spring engagement, dynamic singer Cindy Marchionda returns by very popular demand to The Laurie Beechman Theater for a series of Saturdays continuing on Sept. 5th, October 17th and Nov. 21st with her sensational show, 'live at the beechman!' (more...)

Jenn Colella, Michael Balderrama, and Timothy Smith Among Those To Work With Aspiring Musical Theatre Performers In The Musical Theater Conservatory Program
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2009

Aspiring musical theatre performers from all over the world will have the opportunity to work with a Broadway veteran faculty in the Musical Theater Conservatory Program at the New York Film Academy, merging stage and screen with cutting-edge movie musical opportunities. Additional faculty announcements include Jenn Colella (High Fidelity, Urban Cowboy), Lisa Mandel (Sunset Boulevard, Producers, Mamma Mia!), David Balderamma (In The Heights, Movin? Out, Saturday Night Fever), Robin Irwin (Titanic, Grease, Dance of the Vampires), Stephanie Kurtzuba (Billy Eliott, Boy From Oz, Mary Poppins), Dan Johnson and Timothy Smith (Aida, Sweet Charity, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels). (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY Opens at York Little Theatre 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2009

York Little Theatre will present Gerard Alessandrini's cabaret -style comedy musical, Forbidden Broadway: greatest Hits, which is a loving lampoon of Broadway's greatest moments, and pays tribute to its hit musicals and top performers. (more...)

The Van Wezel Announces 2009-2010 Season Of 'Fierce' Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2009

The Van Wezel's 2009-2010 40th Anniversary Season is going to be fierce! It features a lineup of the hottest stars, performers and acts for everyone. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Nick Adams - 'Hurray for clean sugar!'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com presents its newest column, Twitter Watch, which will bring you only the best and most interesting reports straight from the mouths of Broadway stars, shows and more on the hot social networking service - Twitter! (more...)

THE BIG GAY MUSICAL Offers Special 'Gypsy' Preview 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2009

With a cast of incredible Broadway talent The Big Gay Musical will offer a special 'Gypsy' preview for performers and theatrical professionals before its New York premier on Sept 11th. (more...)

The King Center Announces The Harris Broadway Season 2009-2010
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2009

The Maxwell C. King Center for the Performing Arts in Melbourne, Florida, proudly announces its 2009-2010 Harris Broadway Season including Legally Blonde, the Musical, Avenue Q the Broadway Musical, Rodger's and Hammerstein's South Pacific, and A Chorus Line. (more...)

MRCA Launches BROADWAY-U Training Program 9/28 At Yorba Linda Studio And Dana Hill HS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2009

The McCoy Rigby Conservatory of the Arts (MRCA) will launch 'Broadway-U', its all new, professional-level training program for young singers, dancers and actors, grades 6-12, from all parts of Orange County and neighboring communities beginning September 28, 2009 at both its Yorba Linda studio and on the campus of Dana Hill High School in south Orange County. (more...)

Heller, Pinkleton, Wohl Among Goodspeed's Starry 'FORUM' Cast, Comedy Runs 9/25 - 11/29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2009

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, is proud to announce the cast of A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. This hilarious musical comedy of errors from the director who brought you Goodspeed's On the Twentieth Century and Promises, Promises will run from Sept. 25 - Nov. 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. This production will be sponsored by Bank of America and associate sponsor Connecticut Light and Power. (more...)

"Petterino's Monday Night Live" Returns For A Third Season 9/14 At Petterino's
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

It is back by popular demand for a third season, beginning with a sold-out second anniversary celebration on Monday, September 14! (more...)

The Marvelous Wonderettes Celebrate One Year Of Magic
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

On September 14th, The Marvelous Wonderettes? one-year anniversary will mark their 418th performance, surpassing the runs of landmark off-Broadway productions (more...)

California Musical Theatre Releases Single Tix 9/20 For XANADU, CHICAGO, LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRARIE, & A CHORUS LINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

California Musical Theatre in Sacramento, CA is releasing single tickets for the National Tour productions of Xanadu, Chicago, Little House on the Prairie, and A Chorus Line on September 20th. (more...)

The Public Theater's Dafoe Led IDIOT SAVANT Completes Casting
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for the world premiere of IDIOT SAVANT, written and directed by Richard Foreman. Presented in association with Ontological-Hysteric Theater, IDIOT SAVANT will begin previews Tuesday, October 27 and continue through Sunday, December 13 with an official press opening on Wednesday, November 4 at 8 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Tuesday, September 15. (more...)

THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES Celebrate Their One Year Anniversary 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

On Monday, September 14th, The Marvelous Wonderettes celebrates its one-year anniversary in New York where it continues to run at Off-Broadway's Westside Theatre, upstairs (407 West 43rd Street). Written and directed by Roger Bean, The Marvelous Wonderettes features Kirsten Bracken, Misty Cotton, Christina DeCicco and Lindsay Mendez. (more...)

Gurr, Dandridge, Beaman, Davis & More Cast in San Digeo's MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT 9/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

Lovingly 'ripped-off' from the internationally famous comedy team's most popular motion picture, Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Monty Python's Spamalot is the winner of three 2005 Tony Awards including Best Musical and Best Director (Mike Nichols), as well as the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle awards for Best Musical. This Broadway/San Diego ~ A Nederlander Presentation will clip-clop its way into the San Diego Civic Theatre from September 8 - 13, 2009. (more...)

Marvin Hamlisch, Robert Klein & Lucie Arnaz Perform at Bay Street Sept. 13 in 'Playing Our Songs'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2009

The One Night Only Special Benefit Performance of 'Playing Our Songs' is on Sunday, September 13th at 7 pm with the award-winning Marvin Hamlisch, Robert Klein and Lucie Arnaz. (more...)

Charles, Chastin & More Join Hoffman And Ortiz For Public Theater's OTHELLO Beginning 9/12 At Skirball Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for the first production of the 2009-2010 Season, OTHELLO, directed by Peter Sellars. This highly-anticipated contemporary production, featuring the previously announced John Ortiz as Othello and Philip Seymour Hoffman as Iago, will play for 23 performances only, beginning on Saturday, September 12 at NYU Skirball Center. Single tickets go on-sale on Monday, August 3. (more...)

Rob Ashford Wins Creative Arts Emmy Award for 'Musicals Are Back' Segment of Academy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2009

With the awards ceremony currently in progress, director/choreographer Rob Ashford has just been announced as the winner of a Creative Arts Emmy Award for 'Outstanding Choreography' for his work on the 'Musicals Are Back' segment of the 81st Annual Academy Awards. (more...)

The Public Theater's OTHELLO Begins Previews 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Saturday, September 12 for the first production of the 2009-2010 Season, OTHELLO, directed by Peter Sellars. (more...)

THE BIG GAY MUSICAL Offers Special 'Gypsy' Preview 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

With a cast of incredible Broadway talent The Big Gay Musical will offer a special 'Gypsy' preview for performers and theatrical professionals before its New York premier on Sept 11th. (more...)

NYMF Announces Casting For 2009 Festival, Extensions Announced for COUNT TO TEN, HURRICANE and PLAGUED
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

In the glory days of the movie musical, folks joked that MGM stood for 'Makes Great Musicals' and it boasted more stars than in the heavens. (more...)

CityListen Audio Tours Releases 'Walkin' Broadway'; Features Stories From Broadway Creators and Artists
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

CityListen Audio Tours Releases Walkin' Broadway, featuring exclusive stories from creators and artists behind dozens of Broadway classics. The Audio Walking Tour of New York City?s theater district is hosted by Peabody Award winning broadcaster and producer Elliott Forrest. (more...)

The Marvelous Wonderettes Celebrate One Year Of Magic
by TJ Fitzgerald - Sep 11, 2009

On September 14th, The Marvelous Wonderettes? one-year anniversary will mark their 418th performance, surpassing the runs of landmark off-Broadway productions (more...)

A CHORUS LINE Announces Online Talent Competition for Charlotte; You Can "Be The One"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

As the new National Tour of the critically acclaimed production of the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical A Chorus Line makes its way to the Belk Theater Sept. 29 through Oct. 4, the tour producers and the Blumenthal Performing Arts Center have launched an online audition talent competition called 'Be The One.' (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre Presents THE PRODUCERS 9/11-11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

The show broke countless box office records and won every theatre award imaginable, including 12 Tonys in 2001, more than any production in history. It began as a movie, made its way to Broadway, and then found itself back on the silver screen. Now, the smash-hit musical comedy The Producers comes to the Frederick stage for the very first time! (more...)

'The Big Gay Musical' To Receive Provincetown Premiere 8/9, NYC Premiere 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

The new film 'The Big Gay Musical' will have its theatrical debut August 9th at The Art House in Provincetown, MA. The event will start at 10:30pm. The film will then hold an NYC premiere September 11 at Chelsea Clearview. (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

"Petterino's Monday Night Live" Returns For A Third Season 9/14 At Petterino's
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

It is back by popular demand for a third season, beginning with a sold-out second anniversary celebration on Monday, September 14! (more...)

Roundabout's BYE BYE BIRDIE Starts Full Rehearsals 7/28, Previews Begin 9/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

After a 48 year absence, Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) presents the first new Broadway production of Bye Bye Birdie as the inaugural production of the new Henry Miller's Theatre (124 West 43rd Street) beginning Thursday, September 10th, 2009 with an official opening on Thursday, October 15th, 2009. This will be a limited engagement through January 10th, 2010. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents A CHORUS LINE, Runs 9/25-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban. (more...)

Hosseini's THE KITE RUNNER, Adapted By Spangler, Plays Tucson 9/10-10/3, Phoenix 10/8/-10-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

The Kite Runner, directed by David Ira Goldstein, plays in Tucson at the Temple of Music and Art from September 10 through October 3. It continues its run in Phoenix at the Herberger Theater Center from October 8 through October 25. (more...)

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Extends Through 10/25 At The Hudson Mainstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2009

David Elzer, Peter Schneider and Crooning Crabcakes, LLC are thrilled to announce that the critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, Backstage CRITIC'S PICK, LA WEEKLY GO!) smash-hit world premiere production of LIFE COULD BE A DREAM, written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes) with choreography by Lee Martino (Reprise On Your Toes, On The Town) and musical direction by Michael Paternostro (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Thrill Me) is EXTENDING through Sunday, October 25 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

The Public Theater's OTHELLO Begins Previews 9/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2009

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) will begin previews Saturday, September 12 for the first production of the 2009-2010 Season, OTHELLO, directed by Peter Sellars. (more...)

Bean, Levy, Foster And More Guest On New 'BATTERY'S DOWN' 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2009

Broadway's Shoshana Bean and Caissie Levy are among the guest stars appearing in 'I Think I'm Gonna Like it Here,' the latest episode of Jake Wilson's web series 'The Battery's Down.' (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Sets Box Office Records During Its Canadian Engagements
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2009

Disney's THE LION KING set new box office records during its two Canadian engagements in Calgary and Edmonton during the past two months, grossing a combined total of $13 million and entertaining more than 154,000 people. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival Present the NY Premiere of RAINBOW AROUND THE SUN 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2009

Rainbow Around the Sun will be featured as part of the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival and is a rock musical by Matthew Alvin Brown (music and lyrics) and Tom Stuart (book and additional lyrics), with musical direction by Nathan Siver and directed by Nick Demos at the 45th Street Theatre. (more...)

NYMF'S FAT CAMP Opens 9/30 At The Acorn Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, Michael Minarik & Eleven Entertainment announced today that Carly Jibson (Cry-Baby, Hairspray), Clarke Thorell (Catch Me If You Can, Hairspray), Sarah Saltzberg (?Spelling Bee), Kristine Zbornik (A Catered Affair, Road Show) and Randy Blair (Adding Machine) will star in Fat Camp, a new, completely original musical, at the 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival. With book by Blair and Timothy Michael Drucker (creators of the 2008 New York International Fringe Festival?s Outstanding Musical winner Perez Hilton Saves the Universe), lyrics by Blair, and music by Matthew Roi Berger, Fat Camp will play the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row from September 30th ? October 8th. The production will be directed by Obie Award-winning and Drama Desk Award nominee director Alex Timbers (Gutenberg! the Musical, Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson, ?Children?s Scientology Pageant). (more...)

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