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Stage Door Johnny and the Quaalude-Samba-Folky-Jazz Groove
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2008

John Miller is hardly a household name. Unless, of course, a member of that household happens to be a musician, and that household happens to be anywhere near New York City. Then, trust me, John Miller is very much a household name. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Opens Season With 'Spitfire Grill'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2008

Bristol Riverside Theatre will open its 2008-2009 season with the Philadelphia area premiere of The Spitfire Grill by James Valcq (music and book) and Fred Alley (lyrics). (more...)

Stage Door Johnny and the Quaalude-Samba-Folky-Jazz Groove
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2008

John Miller is hardly a household name. Unless, of course, a member of that household happens to be a musician, and that household happens to be anywhere near New York City. Then, trust me, John Miller is very much a household name. (more...)

Zoe Caldwell and Joel Grey Join The Actors Fund's ALL ABOUT EVE Reading Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2008

Four-time Tony Award winner Zoe Caldwell as 'Chief Prompter' and Oscar and Tony Award winner Joel Grey as 'Max Fabian' join the cast of The Actors Fund's highly anticipated all-star reading of ALL ABOUT EVE, the classic backstage drama that is one of the most entertaining and witty films of all time. (more...)

Lansbury, Nixon, Gallagher and More to Join ALL ABOUT EVE Reading
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2008

The Actors Fund will present an all-star reading of ALL ABOUT EVE, the classic backstage drama that is one of the most entertaining and witty films of all time. The reading will star Tony Award‚ winner Brian Bedford as 'Addison DeWitt,' Tony Award‚ nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Bill,' four time Tony Award‚ winner Angela Lansbury as 'Birdie,' Tony Award‚ winner Cynthia Nixon as 'Karen,' and Emmy Award‚ nominee John Slattery as 'Lloyd.' As previously announced, Golden Globe‚ Award-winning actress Annette Bening will star as 'Margo Channing.' (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Return to Broadway in 'Blithe Spirit'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2008

Variety reports that Angela Lansbury has joined the Broadway revival of Blithe Spirit, joining Rupert Everett and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Keri Russell is 'Eve' in ALL ABOUT EVE Benefit 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2008

Keri Russell will appear as 'Eve Harrington' in The Actors Fund's highly anticipated all-star reading of ALL ABOUT EVE, the classic backstage drama that is one of the most entertaining and witty films of all time. (more...)

Tilly, Ross, Malloy, Cummings, and Oritz Join ALL ABOUT EVE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2008

Oscar nominated actress Jennifer Tilly will play 'Miss Caswell,' Cabaret star Steve Ross will play the 'Pianist,'Jessica Cummings will play 'Phoebe,' and Maura Lisabeth Malloy and Victor Joel Ortiz will also appear in The Actors Fund's highly anticipated all-star reading of ALL ABOUT EVE, the classic backstage drama that is one of the most entertaining and witty films of all time. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT to Play at Shubert Starting 2/26; Simon Jones Joins Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2008

The producers of Blithe Spirit are pleased to announce the show will play The Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Monday, January 26, 2009 with the first performance on Thursday, February 26, 2009. (more...)

Jayne Atkinson Joins BLITHE SPIRIT Revival Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2008

Variety reports that Jayne Atkinson has joined the cast of the upcoming Broadway revival of 'Blithe Spirit,' Atkinson will play the bride of Everett's character, who is plagued by the ghost of his deceased first wife (Ebersole). Atkinson was last on Broadway in 'Enchanted April' in 2003. (more...)

Actors Fund Presents ALL ABOUT EVE Reading Tonight, 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2008

Tonight, November 10th, The Actors Fund will present a special reading of ALL ABOUT EVE at 7:30pm at the Eugene O'Neill Theatre (230 West 49th Street). (more...)

2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance By A Featured Actress In A Play'
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2009

BroadwayWorld Presents The 2009 Tony Award Nominees: 'Best Performance by a Featured Actress in a Play' (more...)

Jerry Herman, Virginia's Signature Theatre, Shirley Herz and Phyllis Newman Set for Honors at Tony Awards Telecast 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2009

On Monday, May 5, the Tony Administration Committee revealed the names of a quartet of honorees who are to be recognized in the four non-competitive Tony categories. Composer/lyricist Jerry Herman, Virginia's Signature Theatre, and longtime press agent Shirley Herz will be honored at the 63rd annual Tony Awards ceremony on June 7. Actress/writer Phyllis Newman will receive the newest Tony Award for her volunteer work as an advocate for women's health. (more...)

Meet the Cast of 'Jekyll & Hyde-The Musical'
by Chicago News Desk - May 15, 2008

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Masterton Says 'Hello, Jerry!' on March 22
by Robert Gould - Mar 6, 2009

On March 22nd, cabaret artiste Leanne Masterton will bring her acclaimed one woman tribute to Jerry Herman, Hello Jerry!, to the intimate Basement in London's Leicester Square Theatre. The revue was last seen in London at the Jermyn Street Theatre in September 2007. (more...)

Angela Lansbury To Host 'On Broadway' 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2008

Rolex presents 'ON BROADWAY! A Glittering Salute To The American Musical'- Career Transition For Dancers', 23rd Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 27 at 7pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (bet. 7 & 6 Aves). (more...)

'BLITHE' Star Angela Lansbury Featured in WSJ
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2009

Stage legend Lansbury is profiled in an a wonderful article in the Wall Street Journal, she gives a witty and candid interview on her return to Broadway. (more...)

'BLITHE' Star Lansbury Visits ABC's 'THE VIEW' 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2009

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury will be a guest on The View on Thursday March 26th. 'The View' is hosted by Barbara Walters, Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, Elisabeth Hasselbeck and Sherri Shepherd. 'The View' airs weekdays at 11:00 AM, ET on ABC. (more...)

Masterton Says 'Hello, Jerry!' on March 22
by Robert Gould - Mar 22, 2009

On March 22nd, cabaret artiste Leanne Masterton will bring her acclaimed one woman tribute to Jerry Herman, Hello Jerry!, to the intimate Basement in London's Leicester Square Theatre. The revue was last seen in London at the Jermyn Street Theatre in September 2007. (more...)

'BLITHE' Star Angela Lansbury Featured in NY Mag
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2009

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury is featured in a short, but wonderful Q&A in the current New York magazine. (more...)

Arena Stage Presents Maureen McGovern in A Long and Winding
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2009

As part of the Arena Presents series, Maureen McGovern comes to Arena Stage with A Long and Winding Road, an entertaining and introspective theatrical concert based on her recent album of the same name. Co-conceived and written by McGovern and director Philip Himberg, with musical direction by Jeffrey D. Harris and production design by Clifton Taylor, A Long and Winding Road is a tribute to the early works of Jimmy Webb, Carole King, Paul Simon, Bob Dylan, Randy Newman, Paul McCartney and other ground-breaking singer/songwriters from the 1960s and ?70s. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway Beat - Sneak Peek at the Opening Night of Blithe Spirit on Broadway
by Broadway Beat - Mar 17, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld and Broadway Beat were there to capture all the excitement of Opening Night with clips from the show and interviews with the starry cast! Led by two time Tony Award winner directore Michael Blakemore (Kiss Me, Kate; Copenhagen, City of Angels, Noises Off!) leads the cast of this newest addition to the Great White Way which stars 4 time Tony-award winner Angela Lansbury (Sweeney Todd,Gypsy, Dear World, Mame), Rupert Everett (My Best Friend's Wedding, An Ideal Husband), two-time Tony Award winner Christine Ebersole (Grey Gardens, 42nd Street), and two time Tony nominee Jayne Atkinson ('24', 'Recount' Enchanted April). Simon Jones (Waiting in the Wings, The Real Thing), Deborah Rush (Noises Off!) and Susan Louise O'Connor (Walk Two Moons) round out the cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night on Broadway Curtain Call!
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). BroadwayWorld.com was of course there to bring you all the excitement of opening night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night Arrivals
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). We were there to capture all the starry arrivals at opening night! (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Blithe Spirit' Opening Night Party
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and opened on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). We were of course there to bring you all the excitement of the opening night party! (more...)

Photo Flash: BLITHE SPIRIT at the Shubert Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit began preview performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009. It will open Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). (more...)

Don Pippin Talks Herman, Music & More to DC Theatre Scene
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2009

Legendary musical director Don Pippin, one of the leading conductors in the United States, has taken up the baton to lead the National Symphony Orchestra this week as Kennedy Center honors the accomplishments of Jerry Herman in JERRY HERMAN'S BROADWAY. The gifted Pippin has had a long and rich creative history with Herman as he has collaborated on the composers many works including such musicals as 'Ben Franklin in Paris', 'Mack and Mabel', 'Mame' and 'La Cage Aux Follies'. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT's 'Psychic Consultant' Roberts Reveals All to NY Daily News
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2009

The producers of Blithe Spirit employ an official 'psychic consultant', Paula Roberts for the Broadway revival of Noel Coward's comic play, in which Angela Lansbury plays medium Madame Arcati. Roberts 'conjured' up all the info on the new production for The New York Daily News. (more...)

Cast Announced for Benefit Performance of 'Hello Dolly'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2008

The full cast and crew has been announced for ReVision Theatre's one night only benefit production of Richard Skipper as Carol Channing in 'Hello, Dolly!' (more...)

Maureen McGovern's Long and Winding Road
by Jena Tesse Fox - Jun 18, 2008

The singer talks about Broadway, the Beatles, Bob Dylan, and the songs that define changing times. (more...)

Peters, Benanti, & Esparza Added to Westport Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2008

Laura Benanti, Raķl Esparza, Angela Lansbury, Steven Pasquale and Bernadette Peters have been added to the roster of stars on stage at Westport Country Playhouse's annual gala in Westport, CT (Joanne Woodward and Anne Keefe, artistic directors, Jodi Schoenbrun Carter, managing director) on Monday, September 15. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'BLITHE SPIRIT' Meets the Media
by Walter McBride - Jan 31, 2009

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit begins performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009. It will open Sunday, March 15, 2009 at the Shubert Theatre (West 44th Street). The starry Blithe Spirit cast revealed themselves to the media on Friday, January 30th at the 2nd Stage Theater Rehearsal Studio in midtown Manhattan, BroadwayWorld conjured up our cameras to bring you all the coverage on the special media event. (more...)

Historic Theatre Legend Roy A. Somlyo Passes Away at 83
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2009

Veteran television and theatrical producer Roy A. Somlyo, and the former president of the American Theatre Wing, has died at age 83. Somlyo had been battling cancer according to close associates. Somlyo produced or managed more than 100 shows on Broadway, London and on tour, and for television his efforts have produced over 50 network programs for which he won four Emmy Awards. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BLITHE SPIRIT Auditions for 'Medium Consultant' at Sardi's
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2009

The producers of Blithe Spirit are looking for a real-life psychic or medium to work closely with the cast of the upcoming Broadway show to guarantee that each performance is every bit as genuine as possible. Auditions were held on Thursday, January 22, 2009 at Sardi's (234 West 44th Street), across the street from The Shubert Theatre, where Blithe Spirit will be beginning performances on Thursday, February 26, 2009. The official opening of the show is on Sunday, March 15, 2009. The producers are seeking real-life mediums or actors who are also mediums to prepare a two-minute audition to conjure the spirit of Noel Coward or to display any psychic abilities. This psychic or medium chosen will receive full credit as the show's official consultant in the show's Playbill. Psychics and mediums came from all around the globe in the search for the best fit for Blithe Spirit. Among those who auditioned were a psychic sexologist, a psychic who has been featured in Time Out New York as one of the best in the city, a medium who has worked closely with the FBI to help solve murder cases, and many others that have experience conjuring deceased performers and politicians. (more...)

Blithe Spirit Holds Auditions for Official 'Medium Consultant' of the Show
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2009

The producers of Blithe Spirit are looking for a real-life psychic or medium to work closely with the cast of the upcoming Broadway show to guarantee that each performance is every bit as genuine as possible. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT to Play at Shubert Starting 2/26
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2009

The producers of Blithe Spirit are pleased to announce the show will play The Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Monday, January 26, 2009 with the first performance on Thursday, February 26, 2009. (more...)

Jerry Herman Honored at American Thetre Wing Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2008

The American Theatre Wing, the not-for-profit service organization dedicated to recognizing excellence and supporting education in theatre, will honor acclaimed composer and lyricist Jerry Herman, as well as steadfast corporate partner Visa Inc., at the Wing's Annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 19, 2008. (more...)

'GILLIGAN'S ISLAND THE MUSICAL' Sets Sail on Pre-Off-Broadway Tour, Lycian Centre First Stop 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2009

Press notes announced 'Look out America, Gilligan's Island The Musical is docking at a desert island near you and the hilarity found in America's most cherished sitcom is in full effect in this larger than life stage musical. Bringing back all those well known and beloved characters from one of the most popular television shows of all time, this lovable musical comedy is sure to please the generations of audiences that the television show first inspired'. The first stop for the tour is the Lycian Centre for the Performing Arts in Sugar Loaf, NY on February 21st and 22nd. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Bears XII - The Auction
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 17, 2009

Broadway's cuddliest friends kicked off a new year with the 12th annual BROADWAY BEARS auction on Sunday, February 15, 2009 at the B.B. King Blues Club & Grill (237 West 42 St.), in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld's cameras joined the fun and the caught bidding of the bears! (more...)

Photo Flash: Legendary Leading Ladies Donate to National Museum of American History
by BWW - Feb 1, 2008

At a special ceremony in the historic El Portal Theater in North Hollywood on Tuesday January 29, nine legendary leading ladies of American motion pictures, television and Broadway productions donated objects from their award-winning careers to the National Museum of American History. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Featured in PARADE Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2008

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury is featured in a wonderful article in PARADE magazine, she gives a relaxed and witty interview to long-time PARADE scribe James Brady. (more...)

Noel Coward's 'BLITHE SPIRIT' Goes On Sale 12/20/08
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2008

The upcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit will go on general sale on Saturday, December 20, 2008. Tickets can be purchased by visiting telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200 in the New York area, and 800-432-7250 outside the New York metro area. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Monday, January 26, 2009 with the first performance on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and the official opening on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at The Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). (more...)

Noel Coward's 'BLITHE SPIRIT' Goes On Sale 12/20/08
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2008

The upcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit will go on general sale on Saturday, December 20, 2008. Tickets can be purchased by visiting telecharge.com or calling 212-239-6200 in the New York area, and 800-432-7250 outside the New York metro area. Rehearsals are scheduled to begin Monday, January 26, 2009 with the first performance on Thursday, February 26, 2009 and the official opening on Sunday, March 15, 2009 at The Shubert Theatre (225 West 44th Street). (more...)

Deborah Rush Added to Starry BLITHE SPIRIT Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2008

The producers of the upcoming Broadway revival of Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit are pleased to welcome Tony-nominated actress Deborah Rush in the role of Mrs. Bradman, reuniting her with her Noises Off! director, two-time Tony Award winner Michael Blakemore. (more...)

2008 Barrymore Award Nominees Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2008

The following nominees were announced at the Annual Barrymore Awards Press Conference on August 6. Award recipients will be announced at the 2008 Barrymore Awards Ceremony on Monday, October 6. (more...)

Masterworks To Release Legendary Herman Recordings in New Digital Collection
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2008

For the first time ever, the legendary recordings of the exuberant, tune-filled musicals of Broadway composer-lyricist Jerry Herman are available in a new digital-only collection from Masterworks Broadway. (more...)

DANNY AND SYLVIA The Danny Kaye Musical Opens At St. Luke's Theater 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2009

Hy Juter and Edmund Gaynes will present 'DANNY and SYLVIA: THE DANNY KAYE MUSICAL' at the St. Luke's Theatre, 308 West 46th Street, beginning Saturday, May 2nd at 2 pm with the official opening on Wednesday, May 13 at 8 PM (more...)

Lansbury on Arthur Loss, Friendship and MAME to NY POST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2009

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury spoke to The New York Post's Michael Riedel about sad the passing of her friend and former 'Mame' co-star Bea Arthur. (more...)

Angela Lansbury on Bea Arthur's Passing to ET
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2009

Beloved stage icon Angela Lansbury gave a statement to Entertainment Tonight on the passing of her friend and former MAME co-star Bea Arthur. (more...)

NCTF Holds Chairman's Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2008

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) will hold its Annual Chairman's Awards Gala and benefit on Monday, April 14 at New York's Cipriani's Pegasus (30 Rockefeller Plaza). (more...)

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