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Howard McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGIHoward McGillin, Corey Cott, Steffanie Leigh & More Join Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway-Bound GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Additional casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Joining the previously announced Vanessa Hudgens in the title role will be two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh(Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. Casting for the roles of Madame Alvarez and Aunt Alicia will be announced soon. (more...)

KING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in OctoberKING LEAR, FIDDLER & More Featured at New York Public Library for the Performing Arts in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts has just announced a slew of theatrical events for October, which will feature King Lear, Fiddler on the Roof, and much more. Check out the full list below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stray Cat Theatre's THE BROTHERS SIZE Pulsates With The Rhythms of Loss, Freedom, and Redemption ~ A Tour De Force!BWW Reviews: Stray Cat Theatre's THE BROTHERS SIZE Pulsates With The Rhythms of Loss, Freedom, and Redemption ~ A Tour De Force!
by Herbert Paine - Sep 29, 2014

Ron May once again distinguishes himself as a creative force in his brilliant and sensitive direction of Tarell McCraney's 'The Brothers Size.' Damon J. Bolling, Michael Thompson, and DeJean Brown deliver riveting, muscular, and breathtaking performances as the play's protagonists (Ogun, Oshoosi, and Elegba). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Touching Tribute to Broadway Casting Director Barry MossSTAGE TUBE: A Touching Tribute to Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2014

Broadway, film and television casting director Barry Moss passed away in Manhattan on June 17, 2014. He was 74. A video tribute, created by Denise Pence and 'Broadway: The Golden Age' film trilogy filmmaker Rick McKay, honored the legendary casting director at a Memorial Tribute held in Moss's honor in New York City today, September 29th. The 12-minute video tribute includes an interview with 50-year friend John Rubinstein, who is on the road in the new PIPPIN and could not attend, and some rare footage of Lucie Arnaz performing 'They're Playing Our Song,' both shot by McKay. Watch below! (more...)

Kaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary DuoKaufman and Hart - The Works of Broadway's Legendary Duo
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 28, 2014

This season's revival of George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart's Pulitzer Prize-winning play YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU opens on Broadway tonight, and in honor of the playwriting pair's long list of contributions to the theatre, we've rounded up some of their most notable works. Scroll down to learn more about the duo's canon! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Jessica Phillips, and More Featured in CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Betsy Wolfe, Jessica Phillips, and More Featured in CELEBRATING ADOLPH GREEN at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, hosts a three night celebration of one of Broadway and Hollywood's most beloved and prolific wordsmiths with 'Celebrating Adolph Green: 100 Years of Wonderful' this weekend, September 25, 26 and 27 at 7PM. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the event below! (more...)

Katie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, FebruaryKatie Brayben to Star in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, February
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Katie Brayben will play the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musicalopening at the Aldwych Theatre in February next year. Alan Morrissey will play King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, with Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. London previews beginning on 10 February 2015 and with the show currently booking to 13 June 2015. Press night will now take place on 24 February at 7pm. Final casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/25/14 - MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES, CARRIE in Melbourne and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/25/14 - MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES, CARRIE in Melbourne and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 25, 2014

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: MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES and GOING ONCE! LAUGHING TWICE!! begin off-Broadway, CARRIE travels to Melbourne, Broadway 'gets confirmed' at 54 Below and more! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special with 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers, Part 2 - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special with 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers, Part 2 - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 25, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANClick and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long,Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn. Check out Part 2 of the conversation below, and CLICK HERE to watch Part 1! (more...)

Vaudezilla Sets October Schedule at Stage 773Vaudezilla Sets October Schedule at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Burlesque powerhouse Vaudezilla has taken up residence at Stage 773 for a weekly cabaret show that features the finest burlesque and cabaret performers the Windy City has to offer. With a new show every week and a new theme every month, make a regular date to hang with us and have some sexy fun. Chicago has lots of burlesque, but only one Vaudezilla! (more...)

TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85TV Host and Comic Skip E. Lowe Dies at 85
by TV News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Skip E. Lowe, the comic, raconteur and perennial TV host whose weekly public access cable program has been airing in Los Angeles, New York and other major markets for more than 35 years--the longest in television history--and is generally credited as the inspiration for the Martin Short character “Jiminy Glick,” died in his home at Kingsley Manor Apartments in Hollywood on Monday, Sept. 22. He was 85 and had been suffering from emphysema and other respiratory ailments, though he never smoked, but blamed years of working as a comic in smoke-infested nightclubs. Lowe had conducted more than 6,000 interviews, often two a week, with guests that included Orson Welles and Bette Davis. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Announces Mobile Lottery for $20 Tickets!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

ON THE TOWN and TodayTix, the Broadway ticket app, just announced Broadway's first ever mobile lottery, offering $20 day-of tickets to the iconic musical comedy. The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN,directed by John Rando (Tony Award® for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Celebrating Adolph Green, Randy Graff, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this WeekCelebrating Adolph Green, Randy Graff, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Phoenix Symphony Maestro Tito Muñoz Seals His Triumphal Debut with Breathtaking CARMINA BURANABWW Reviews: Phoenix Symphony Maestro Tito Muñoz Seals His Triumphal Debut with Breathtaking CARMINA BURANA
by Herbert Paine - Sep 22, 2014

On the occasion of his debut as Phoenix Symphony's new Music Director, Tito Muñoz regaled his audience with a rich and robust performance of Carl Orff's Carmina Burana. Among the coterie of young conductors seizing the baton of major metropolitan orchestras, Muñoz will certainly be among the luminaries. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE SHOPLIFTERS at Arena Stage!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from THE SHOPLIFTERS at Arena Stage!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2014

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater kicks off the 2014/15 season with the world premiere of Morris Panych's The Shoplifters, a biting comedy about society's haves and have-nots and how much they might actually have in common. The Shoplifters runs through October 19, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

We remember Polly BergenWe remember Polly Bergen
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Sep 22, 2014

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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Charlie Pollock, Mary Kate Morrissey and More for Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRYPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Charlie Pollock, Mary Kate Morrissey and More for Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces ProjectPhoto Flash: Kristine Nielsen, Keenan-Bolgers, Kate Mulgrew & More Pose for Creative Faces Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Academy, Emmy and TONY Award winner Ellen Burstyn (Picnic, 'Requiem for a Dream'), TONY Award winner Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, I Am My Own Wife), TONY Award nominee Jessica Hecht (King Lear, A View from the Bridge), and New York favorites Tracee Chimo (Lips Together Teeth Apart, Bad Jews) and Steven Boyer (King Lear, Hand to God) have all been photographed for The Creative Faces Project. The weekly release of their individual entries will mark the project's official launch this fall. Current featured artists are listed below. (more...)

Ziegfeld Society to Present Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME, 9/27Ziegfeld Society to Present Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME on Saturday, September 27th. The multi-media musical weaves together the songs of Al Jolson to tell the story of his father as a young man, growing up in the early part of the 20th Century, through Prohibition, The Great Depression, WWII, and into the present day, and of his own personal encounters with such iconic Jolson associates as Ruby Keeler, Patsy Kelly, Judy Garland, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and others. Featuring such all-time American Songbook classics as 'Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody', 'Swanee', 'You Made Ne Love You' and many more. (more...)

Jim Speake to Bring 'I'M A BRASS BAND' to The Duplex in OctoberJim Speake to Bring 'I'M A BRASS BAND' to The Duplex in October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

MAC (Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs) nominee Jim Speake, the loveable actor-singer who hails from Alabama, has a certain charm that has his audiences wanting to see him more than they already do! And they will very soon, when Jim brings back the acclaimed show "I'm a Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex" for two more performances. (more...)

Mitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes TheatreMitchell Butel to Perform Cabaret Show at Hayes Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

A thousand dreams, a handful of loves, too many martinis and 24 hours packed into 80 minutes of song. Tales of time from the jazz and blues songbooks starring Mitchell Butel, presented by Neil Gooding in association with Hayes Theatre Co. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack, Wayne Alan Wilcox and More in Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Carmen Cusack, Wayne Alan Wilcox and More in Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Old Globe presents World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed byWalter Bobbie, Bright Star runs now through November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Previews run through September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The Chicago Humanities Festival to Feature Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields, Karen Mason & More, 11/3The Chicago Humanities Festival to Feature Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields, Karen Mason & More, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9. Created by Rob Lindley and Doug Peck, A Night at the Tonys will take audiences on a chronological journey featuring a song from each Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" production since 1949. The production will feature two-time Tony Award-nominees Andre DeShields (Ain't Misbehavin'; The Wiz; The Full Monty) and Ernestine Jackson (Raisin; Guys and Dolls; Hello Dolly!), Broadway alum Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard; Mamma Mia!), and Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), as well as some of Chicago's top performers. Tickets are SOLD OUT, but patrons can be added to the waitlist by calling the CHF Box Office at (312) 494-9509. (more...)

Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9. (more...)

Elaine Paige Kicks Off Fall 2014 PAGE BY PAGE BY PAIGE 'Farewell' Tour TodayElaine Paige Kicks Off Fall 2014 PAGE BY PAGE BY PAIGE 'Farewell' Tour Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Elaine Paige launches her 'farewell' tour today, October 9. The stage star, 65, said she is 'tired' of the 'gruelling lifestyle' of being on tour and wants to 'reinvent' herself. (more...)

THE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Comes to Sonoma State UniversityTHE IMPORTANCE OF BEING EARNEST Comes to Sonoma State University
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Sonoma State University's Dept. of Theatre Arts & Dance presents "The Importance of Being Earnest" by Oscar Wilde. Everybody loves Ernest...But nobody's quite sure who he really is. (more...)

BROADWAY BOUND! Glenn Close & Rose Byrne Go From DAMAGES To Broadway In 2015BROADWAY BOUND! Glenn Close & Rose Byrne Go From DAMAGES To Broadway In 2015
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 8, 2014

Today we kick off a new spotlight series on the stars, shows and special events bringing together the worlds of stage and screen as they happen, highlighted by copious clips and pertinent information on the particularly property - BROADWAY BOUND! For the first entry in this new series, we shine a light on the headliners of highly-praised recent drama series DAMAGES who both will be appearing on the Great White Way this season in hotly anticipated revivals of classic plays - Glenn Close and Rose Byrne! (more...)

CAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 TheatersCAFE SOCIETY SWING Set for 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

59E59 Theaters will host the US premiere of CAFE SOCIETY SWING, written by Alex Webb and directed by Simon Green. Produced by Richard Darbourne Ltd (producer of last season's Drama League nominated All That Fall) and The Copasetic Foundation, CAFE SOCIETY SWING begins performances on Tuesday, December 16 for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4. Opening Night is Sunday, December 21 at 7 PM. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7 PM; Friday at 8 PM; Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM; Sunday at 3 PM & 7 PM. (more...)

Cape Rep Theatre to Stage FUNNY GIRL, 11/6-12/7Cape Rep Theatre to Stage FUNNY GIRL, 11/6-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Cape Rep Theatre celebrates the 50th anniversary of the classic American musical, FUNNY GIRL, music and lyrics by Bob Merrill and Jule Styne, book by Isobel Lennart, Jule Styne and Bob Merrill November 6 through December 7, 2014. (more...)

Reimagined INTO THE WOODS Will Begin Performances in December at Roundabout; Opening Night Announced!Reimagined INTO THE WOODS Will Begin Performances in December at Roundabout; Opening Night Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced the performance schedule for the upcoming Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's Tony Award-winning Into the Woods. (more...)

Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Interactive Play Praised by Mental Health Professionals to Play Nov. 9Interactive Play Praised by Mental Health Professionals to Play Nov. 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Michael Broussard, in Partnership with the National Association of Adult Survivors of Child Abuse, presents Ask a Sex Abuse Survivor, an interactive play praised by health professionals, Nov. 9. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate evening with Creator and his creationsBWW Reviews: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM is an intimate evening with Creator and his creations
by Jade Kops - Oct 4, 2014

Squabbalogic's production of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM helps to answer the question that the NEW YORK magazine posed in 1994, "Is Stephen Sondheim God?". The revue of Sondheim's work, originally conceived and directed in 2010 by James Lapine, who has had a long connection with the composer, takes the audience on a journey through Sondheim's life, his creations, and creative process, all narrated by Sondheim himself by way of video recordings and archive footage projected onto a large screen above the stage. (more...)

Barrington Stage to Present Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS, Jeff McCarthy in MAN OF LA MANCHA Next SummerBarrington Stage to Present Neil Simon's LOST IN YONKERS, Jeff McCarthy in MAN OF LA MANCHA Next Summer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, announced today two of its 2015 Boyd-Quinson Mainstage productions - Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers and Man of La Mancha. (more...)

Fred Barton Orchestra, Terri White, Sam Harri & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel CenterFred Barton Orchestra, Terri White, Sam Harri & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

On Saturday, October 18, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Cy Coleman. (more...)

54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

(NJPAC) to present a series of evenings direct from 'Broadway's living room' to the audiences at the esteemed arts venue in Newark, NJ. The series, '54 Below at NJPAC,' launches with three Saturday night events, originally presented on stage at 54 Below, celebrating the music of legendary Broadway songwriters and featuring all-star Broadway talent. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20AMERICAN IDOL Finalist Devin Velez to Join Donna McKechnie at Pride Films and Plays' SIMPLY SENSATIONAL Benefit, 10/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

Pride Films and Plays annual fall benefit Simply Sensational: Legends will reach new heights this year when Tony Award Winner Donna McKechnie headlines the event on October 20. She will be joined on stage by other musical guests American Idol Finalist Devin Velez, Colte Julian from Million Dollar Quartet, and Ryan Lanning from Bailiwick Chicago's The Wild Party. WGN's Dean Richards serves again as the emcee, which features a preshow reception at 6 pm, the performance at 7, and a post show champagne toast with Ms. McKechnie. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Glorious INTO THE WOODS at freeFallBWW Reviews: Glorious INTO THE WOODS at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Oct 13, 2014

This beautifully surreal production of INTO THE WOODS is the finest production of a Sondheim musical I have had the pleasure of seeing on the stage. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Jay-Alexander Takes BWW Orlando Behind Scenes at New Dr. Phillips CenterBWW Exclusive: Jay-Alexander Takes BWW Orlando Behind Scenes at New Dr. Phillips Center
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 13, 2014

In everyone's lives, there are moments that they will never forget; and for four talented Central Florida girls, one of those moments came last Thursday, as they were selected to perform on November 15th alongside world-renowned stars of nearly every musical genre at 'Broadway & Beyond,' the Grand Premiere event of Orlando's newest performance venue, The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. The event will feature Broadway's Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess, in addition to many others. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: THE COUNTRY HOUSE's Blythe DannerIn the Spotlight Series: THE COUNTRY HOUSE's Blythe Danner
by Walter McBride - Oct 13, 2014

Manhattan Theatre Club's New York premiere co-production of The Country House, the new play by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies, directed by Tony Award winner Daniel Sullivan, is currently playing at the Samuel J. Friedman Theatre, starring Tony and Emmy Award winner Blythe Danner, Kate Jennings Grant (The Lyons, Proof), Eric Lange (FX's 'The Bridge,' 'Weeds'), David Rasche (Regrets Only, Speed-the-Plow), Sarah Steele (Slowgirl, Speech and Debate), and Tony nominee Daniel Sunjata (TNT's 'Graceland,' Take Me Out). Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos of Danner in the BroadwayWorld.com series 'In The Spotlight' by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! (more...)

Scoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two FilmsScoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two Films
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 11, 2014

Confirming previously reported rumors, the new project will be a collaboration between Sondheim and contemporary American playwright David Ives. The project, whose title was not announced, will be based on two classic films by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buñuel. The two separate films will be the basis for one complete story which the characters will exist in seamlessly. The first half will be based on The 1972 film 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' and the second half will be based on the 1962 film 'The Exterminating Angel.' (more...)

Stephen Sondheim prepara un musical basado en la obra de Luis BuñuelStephen Sondheim prepara un musical basado en la obra de Luis Buñuel
by Roberto Rodríguez - Oct 11, 2014

El prestigioso compositor norteamericano Stephen Sondheim ha confirmado que se encuentra trabajando en un nuevo musical, que contará con libreto del dramaturgo David Ives, y que estará basado en dos películas del cineasta español Luis Buñuel : 'El discreto encanto de la burguesia' y 'El angel exterminador'. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to New York, New York! First Look at Broadway's ON THE TOWNPhoto Flash: Welcome to New York, New York! First Look at Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.Ahrens & Flaherty's New Musical LITTLE DANCER Announces Talks, Behind-the-Scenes Events in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents the world premiere musical production Little Dancer in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater from October 25 to November 30, 2014. The musical features book and lyrics by Tony Award winner Lynn Ahrens, music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. Press night is Thursday, November 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Son of Adolph Green Traces ON THE TOWN's Journey to BroadwaySon of Adolph Green Traces ON THE TOWN's Journey to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Adam Green, son of award-winning writer Adolph Green, has partnered with Vanity Fair to offer an account on how Leonard Bernstein, Jerome Robbins, Betty Comden, and his father brought the beloved musical ON THE TOWN to Broadway seven decades ago in a new essay. (more...)

David Benedict Will Write New Sondheim Biography- HOW DID IT HAPPENDavid Benedict Will Write New Sondheim Biography- HOW DID IT HAPPEN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

According to Variety, London theatre critic David Benedict will soon pen a new Stephen Sondheim biography for Random House, titled: "How Did It Happen: The Life and Career of Stephen Sondheim." The book will include interviews withe the man himself, as well as information gathered from his frequent collaborators. Random House expects Benedict's first daft by December 2017. (more...)

DEATHTRAP Launches 24th Season at Curtain CallDEATHTRAP Launches 24th Season at Curtain Call
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Now that fall is officially here, local arts patrons are heading back indoors for evening activities and Stamford's Curtain Call has lots on tap with their 24th season. And while year-round entertainment at Stamford's Sterling Farms Theatre Complex may have seemed an impossible dream back in 1972, (when The Kweskin Theatre opened) 'The Impossible Dream' is just one of the many popular songs from shows on deck in the coming year. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Signature Unveils ELMER GANTRY Music Videos - 'On The Road' and 'Between Trains'STAGE TUBE: Signature Unveils ELMER GANTRY Music Videos - 'On The Road' and 'Between Trains'
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2014

Signature Theatre just released two ELMER GANTRY music videos: Elmer Gantry grows Sister Sharon's ministry into the hottest show on the road by adding the gospel voices of the Washington family, whose matriarch Mary (Nova Y. Payton, HAIRSPRAY, DREAMGIRLS) leads the choir in the praise-worthy 'On the Road', and Elmer Gantry (Charlie Pollock, Broadway's VIOLET) finds himself at a crossroads, ready to take on the next adventure, but only the Lord knows where he'll end up next - Sharon Falconer's tent revival - in 'Between Trains.' Check out both videos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN's Megan Fairchild Crowned Honorary Miss Subways at Ellen's Stardust DinerPhoto Coverage: ON THE TOWN's Megan Fairchild Crowned Honorary Miss Subways at Ellen's Stardust Diner
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Oct 1, 2014

Earlier today, Ellen Hart of Ellen's Stardust Diner (1650 Broadway) hosted a reunion of real former Miss Subways- a position which Ellen herself once held. During that luncheon, ON THE TOWN's Megan Fairchild, who plays Ivy Smith or 'Miss Turnstiles' in the musical, was crowned as a new honorary Miss Subways. Following the luncheon, the former Miss Subways travelled down to the Lyric Theatre on 42nd street for a matinee of ON THE TOWN. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below! (more...)

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