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La Jolla Playhouse Announces Cast For SURF REPORT, Runs 6/15-7/11
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast for the world premiere of Annie Weisman's Surf Report, the first production of the Playhouse's 2010/2011 season, running June 15 - July 11, 2010 in the Mandell Weiss Forum. (more...)

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Co Presents CRAZY FOR YOU 5/7-30
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2010

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company presents the Tony Award-winning 'Best Musical,' Crazy For You, from May 7-30 at the SaG?Ji Theatre. (more...)

Lakewood Theatre Company To End Season With CURTAINS, Performs 5/7-6/13
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2010

Lakewood ends its 2009-10 season with the hit musical that closed on Broadway in 2008... Curtains. This hilarious show-within-a-show, murder mystery musical is a real knock-out tribute to show business, with music and lyrics by John Kander and Fred Ebb - the composer/lyricist team from Cabaret and Chicago. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - May 6, 2010
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 6 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Tony Winner McKechnie to Perform Live in Melbourne & Sydney for First Time
by BWW - May 6, 2010

Broadway Tony-Award winning star Donna McKechnie enjoyed one of her greatest triumphs as Sally, in the acclaimed revival of the Stephen Sondheim - James Goldman musical, Follies, in the spring of 1998. "She defined the art of torch singing with 'Losing My Mind,' raved Variety, joining the New York Times and other critics in unstintingly praising her performance. She is now coming to Australia for the first time in a new show directed by Richard Jay-Alexander. (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Washington National Opera, under the leadership of GeneralDirector Plácido Domingo, will present a Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist performance of Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro, May 6 at 7:30 p.m. in the Kennedy Center Opera House. This one-night-only performance is a rare opportunity to witness emerging artists in the early stages of their careers, performing in a fully staged opera. In the spirit of cultivating the next generation of opera talent and opera lovers, this performance is offered exclusively to new members of Generation O, the company's free-to-join young professionals group. The Marriage of Figaro is performed in Italian with English supertitles. Tickets are $15 to $35; complete production and ticketing information is below, and artist biographies are available upon request or are available here. (more...)

Ken Schatz & Rufus Collins to Head the Cast of THE LIBERTINE 5/14-5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Ken Shatz (the Obie Award-winning productions of Crowbar and Bad Penny with En Garde Arts, King Lear opposite Andre de Shields at Classical Theatre of Harlem) and Rufus Collins (seen recently in the acclaimed Manhattan Theatre Club revival of The Royal Family, other Broadway credits include To Be or Not to Be, The Homecoming, and A Day in the Death of Joe Egg), will head the cast of Stephen Jeffreys' period play The Libertine, which will have a limited engagement at the Chernuchin Theater from May 14th-May 30th. (more...)

Tacoma Musical Playhouse Premieres GRIT CITY FAB FOLLIES 5/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

The Tacoma Musical Playhouse is proud to present the 'one night only' World Premiere of hometown-boy Doug Mackey's irreverent musical revue GRIT CITY FAB Follies. This hilarious audio-visual send-up of Tacoma's past, present and future lampoons its foibles while at the same time saluting its residents. (more...)

NSO Pops: Sondheim at 80 Plays Kennedy Center Concert Hall 5/6-8
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

On May 6-8, 2010, the National Symphony Orchestra Pops will present NSO Pops: Sondheim at 80, a concert celebrating the 80th birthday of 16-time Tony Award®-winning composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Presents FIVE COURSE LOVE 5/5-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2010

Geva Theatre Center Presents FIVE COURSE LOVE, May 5-June 6. Gregg Coffin's musical returns to the home of its birth following worldwide acclaim. The cast features Broadway actors Troy Britton Johnson (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, WILL ROGERS Follies and DAMN YANKEES), Kevin Ligon (THE PRODUCERS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and FINIAN'S RAINBOW) and Kristen Mengelkoch (FORBIDDEN BROADWAY). Brad Greer and Jessica Vosk complete the ensemble. (more...)

Reynolds, Taylor, Hough & More Attached For El Portal Theatre's 10th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Against all odds, Los Angeles' El Portal Theatre celebrates 10 years of live theatre, following the rebuild of the historic movie venue, severely damaged by the Northridge Earthquake of 1994. To mark the anniversary, producers Jay Irwin and Pegge Forrest have programmed a line up of audience favorites and special events specifically catering to the historic theatre's loyal audience, including the return of the one and only Debbie Reynolds, Renee Taylor & Joe Bologna, Rip Taylor, Fritz Coleman, Adam Corolla, and brand new large-scale holiday musical extravaganza produced by the Lythgoe Family (So You Think You Can Dance, Dancing with the Stars), plus a breath taking Parisian Follies/cirque special for the summer. (more...)

Outhwaite & Umbers et al. Lead SWEET CHARITY in the West End; Opens May 5
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Tamzin Outhwaite is joined by Mark Umbers in the West End transfer of the Tony Award-winning musical, Sweet Charity. Matthew White's production of Sweet Charity, which completed its sell-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory last month, will open at the Theatre Royal Haymarket on 23 April 2010 with press night on 4 May and is currently booking until 8 January 2011. (more...)

Geva Theatre Center Presents FIVE COURSE LOVE 5/5-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2010

Geva Theatre Center Presents FIVE COURSE LOVE, May 5-June 6. Gregg Coffin's musical returns to the home of its birth following worldwide acclaim. The cast features Broadway actors Troy Britton Johnson (THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, WILL ROGERS Follies and DAMN YANKEES), Kevin Ligon (THE PRODUCERS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN and FINIAN'S RAINBOW) and Kristen Mengelkoch (FORBIDDEN BROADWAY). Brad Greer and Jessica Vosk complete the ensemble. (more...)

Anderson, Sills, Crampton & Goldyn to Lead Paper Mill PETER PAN
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) is proud to announce casting for Peter Pan. Directed by Mark S. Hoebee with choreography by Patti Colombo, Peter Pan will run at the Millburn Theater from June 2 through June 27, 2010. Peter Pan is generously supported by a gift from Allen and Joan Bildner and supported in part by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Stephanie Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/14-6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2010

The American Repertory Theater is pleased to announce the cast for Johnny Baseball, a world premiere musical about the Red Sox, with music by Robert Reale, lyrics by Willie Reale, book by Richard Dresser, story by Richard Dresser and Willie Reale, with musical direction and vocal arrangements by Wendy Bobbitt Cavett; musical arrangements by Bruce Coughlin. (more...)

Victoria Clark to Perform at Playwrights Horizon Gala; AD Tim Sanford to be Honored, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) will hold its annual Spring Gala Benefit on Monday evening, May 3rd at Guastavino's (409 East 59th Street). (more...)

Cady Huffman & Brian Stokes Mitchell to Announce 55th Annual Drama Desk Noms. 5/3; LuPone to Host Ceremony 5/23
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

Patti LuPone, the winner of three Drama Desk Awards as Outstanding Actress in A Musical for her performances in Evita (1980), Anything Goes 1988) and Gypsy (2008), will host this year's 55th Annual Drama Desk Awards ceremony on Sunday, May 23, 2010, at 9 PM, it was announced today by Robert R. Blume, Executive Producer of the annual awards show, and William Wolf, President of the Drama Desk. (more...)

New Rep Presents HOT MIKADO, Runs 5/3-5/22 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is thrilled to present Hot Mikado, book and lyrics adapted by David H. Bell with musical adaptation and arrangements by Rob Bowman. Hot Mikado opens for the press on Monday, May 3, 2010 at 7:30pm and plays through Saturday, May 22, 2010 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in the Charles Mosesian Theater. (more...)

The Fantasticks Celebrates 50 Years With Three Day Celebration, Kicks Off 5/3
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, will turn 50 this coming Monday, May 3, 2010. Three days of celebration are planned to commemorate this historic occasion. (more...)

Yvonne Constant Returns To The Met Room 5/23-6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

The Tony Award winning actress Yvonne Constant returns to the Metropolitan Room for an exclusive engagement from May 23 through June 7, as she continues her fascinating exploration of the French popular songbook of the 60's and 70's. (more...)

Costa Mesa Playhouse Extends I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE Thru 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

The Costa Mesa Playhouse is pleased to announce that due to popular demand it has added two extra performances to the run of the Off-Broadway smash hit musical I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change! The added performances are on Friday, May 21 and Saturday, May 22. Show times both nights are 8 p.m. (more...)

Museum of the City of NY Presents Razzle Dazzle: The Lindsay Years on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2010

John Lindsay was the Broadway mayor-responsible for creating the Special Theater Zoning District and TKTS ticket booth and renowned for hobnobbing with Broadway stars. (more...)

First Folio Adds Dates To WILL ROGERS: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

In response to high ticket demand, First Folio Theatre has added a performance to the run of WILL ROGERS: AN AMERICAN ORIGINAL. The added performance is on Sunday May 2 at 7:30pm. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS Original Backers Reap 24,000-percent Return on Investment
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

Two backers of the original production of THE FANTASTICKS have reaped a 24,000-percent return on their original investment. The production, which began its run in 1960 and and closed in 2002, will still produce income for the family, Marjorie and Malcolm Gray, until 2020 based on the terms of the original contract, which states the backers will receive money for 18 years following the shows final performance. (more...)

Finley, Dotson, Burns et al. End Run in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Paper Mill Playhouse, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) will close the production of Smokey Joe's Café on May 2nd. (more...)

Attic Theatre Ends Run of SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM 5/2
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2010

The Attic Theatre's production of Side By Side By Sondheim will end its run on May 2nd. The production was originally set to close April 18th. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - May 1, 2010
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The InterSchool Orchestras of NY Hosts Free Mothers Day Concert In Central Park 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

In honor of Margaret Wise Brown's 100th Birthday, The InterSchool Orchestra of New York (ISO) (www.isorch.org) in association with GPR Records (Glen Roven, Peter Fitzgerald, Richard Cohen, artistic directors) have announced a live concert based on Brown's two best selling children's books Goodnight Moon and Runaway Bunny. (more...)

SpeakEasy Presents Boston Premiere Of 'TRAILER PARK MUSICAL' 4/30-5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Agoraphobia, adultery, spray cheese, road kill, hysterical pregnancy, kleptomania, flan and disco - these are just a few of the subjects covered in hit Off-Broadway musical comedy THE GREAT AMERICAN TRAILER PARK MUSICAL, which will have its Boston-area premiere April 30-May 30, produced by SpeakEasy Stage Company. (more...)

Museum of the City of New York Announces May and June Events
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Among the city's major museums, there is only one with the words 'New,' 'York,' and 'City' in its name, and this is precisely what gives the Museum of the City of New York its unique mandate: to explore the past, present, and future of this fascinating and particular place and to celebrate its heritage of diversity, opportunity, and perpetual transformation. (more...)

Photo Flash: CTG/Kirk Douglas Theatre Hosts An Evening With Sutton Foster
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster performed her solo show 'An Evening with Sutton Foster' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on April 29 and 30. Foster was accompanied by her Musical Director Michael Rafter. Songs for the evening were drawn from her critically-acclaimed debut solo album Wish and from the stage roles that have helped make her famous, such as Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Drowsy Chaperone. (more...)

'An Evening with Sutton Foster' Set for the Kirk Douglas Theatre, 4/29 & 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2010

Tony Award winner Sutton Foster will perform her solo show 'An Evening with Sutton Foster' at the Kirk Douglas Theatre on April 29 and 30. Foster will be accompanied by her Musical Director Michael Rafter. Songs for the evening are drawn from her critically-acclaimed debut solo album Wish and from the stage roles that have helped make her famous, such as Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Drowsy Chaperone. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York City Center Gala Honoring SONDHEIM- Part 1
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2010

Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones, currently starring in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, led the all-star cast performing in Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday celebration on April 26 at New York City Center. Like Lansbury and Zeta-Jones, all of the performers have either originated Sondheim characters or performed them in notable revivals. As a group, the gala's performers have appeared in more than 75 Sondheim shows. The gala, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, highlighted numbers from shows for which Sondheim has written both music and lyrics, and featured a full orchestra conducted by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. The benefit will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs. In addition, a portion of the evening's proceeds will go to Young Playwrights Inc, a charity of great importance to Sondheim. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York City Gala - Tribute to SONDHEIM Part 2
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2010

Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones, currently starring in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, led the all-star cast performing in Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday celebration on April 26 at New York City Center. Like Lansbury and Zeta-Jones, all of the performers have either originated Sondheim characters or performed them in notable revivals. As a group, the gala's performers have appeared in more than 75 Sondheim shows. The gala, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, highlighted numbers from shows for which Sondheim has written both music and lyrics, and featured a full orchestra conducted by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. The benefit will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs. In addition, a portion of the evening's proceeds will go to Young Playwrights Inc, a charity of great importance to Sondheim. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA's Easter Bonnet Competition - Part 1
by Peter James Zielinski - Apr 29, 2010

The 24th ANNUAL EASTER BONNET COMPETITION raised an impressive $3,265,700 this year by the 64 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tour companies benefiting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Since it began in 1987, the 23 editions of the EASTER BONNET COMPETITION have raised over $42 million for BC/EFA. BroadwayWorld brings you the complete official coverage of the event. (more...)

Stuart Lutz in Conversation with 'Ziegfeld Follies Girl' Doris Eaton Travis at Barnes & Noble, 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

Author Stuart Lutz discusses his new book The Last Leaf: Voices of History's Last-Known Survivors with the last remaining Ziegfeld Follies Girl Doris Eaton Travis who just turned 106 years old. (more...)

The Fantasticks Celebrates 50 Years With Three Day Celebration, Kicks Off 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, will turn 50 this coming Monday, May 3, 2010. Three days of celebration are planned to commemorate this historic occasion. (more...)

Sheen, Lee Headline Cast Of MARY POPPINS At The Fox, Opens 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and Thomas Schumacher are pleased to announce full casting for the Atlanta engagement of MARY POPPINS. Atlanta's most eagerly anticipated stage production will begin performances at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 29 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, May 16. The opening night is Friday, April 30 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre Presents ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre, the only theatre of its kind in the area - offering lunch matinee shows geared for children and their families - continues its 2010 Season with its spring production of Aladdin, which runs through August 8, 2010. The 2010 Season marks the Children's Theatre's fifteenth year of bringing children's stories to life on the stage in Frederick. (more...)

Shim Mamsir Presents MAYO ON YOUR BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY's 4/29
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2010

Shim Mamsir Productions, a new New York City-based drag theater company, continues its acclaimed monthly reading series with MAYO ON YOUR BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, on Thursday, April 29 at 8pm at Bowery Poetry Club (308 Bowery, between Houston and Bleecker -- accessible from the #6 train at Bleecker, F/V trains at 2nd Avenue, or the B/D trains at Broadway Lafayette). (more...)

SOUND OFF: Sondheim Palooza Part 6
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 29, 2010

Today, we are continuing where we left off last week in our complete overview of Stephen Sondheim's career in honor of his 80th birthday, as well as the opening of his new musical SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, by taking a listen to all the Sondheim-related soundtracks available on CD and MP3... (more...)

Donnell, Umoh & More Set For ART's JOHNNY BASEBALL 5/16-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2010

American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) presents the world premiere of the musical Johnny Baseball by Richard Dresser, Robert Reale, and Willy Reale, directed by Diane Paulus. The production begins performances on May 16 and runs through June 27, 2010 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square, Cambridge. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 28th, 2010
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 28, 2010

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Michael Cullen, Waa-Mu, 'A Tale of Two Cities,' 'I Do! I Do!,' Carol Burnett, Kristin Chenoweth, more..... (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - City Center's Sondheim Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2010

Angela Lansbury and Catherine Zeta-Jones, currently starring in the Broadway revival of A Little Night Music, led the all-star cast performing in Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday celebration on April 26 at New York City Center. Like Lansbury and Zeta-Jones, all of the performers have either originated Sondheim characters or performed them in notable revivals. As a group, the gala's performers have appeared in more than 75 Sondheim shows. The gala, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, highlighted numbers from shows for which Sondheim has written both music and lyrics, and featured a full orchestra conducted by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. The benefit will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs. In addition, a portion of the evening's proceeds will go to Young Playwrights Inc, a charity of great importance to Sondheim. BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek of the evening below. Stay tuned for complete coverage coming soon! (more...)

WICKED is Top Earner for 2010 BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2010

The 24th ANNUAL EASTER BONNET COMPETITION was a great success with an astounding, $3,265,700 being raised this year by the 64 participating Broadway, Off-Broadway, and National Tour companies benefiting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS. Since it began in 1987, the 23 editions of the EASTER BONNET COMPETITION have raised over $42 million for BC/EFA. (more...)

Denver-Inspired A MOMENT IN TIME Musical Gets Premiere at Dix Hills Performing Arts Center, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2010

Utilizing songs from John Denver, one of America's most cherished songwriters and performers, A MOMENT IN TIME, is about a marine in Afghanistan who, moments before a battle, recalls a safer, happier place. The new musical will get its world premiere at Five Towns College, Dix Hills, New York, on June 25-27, 2010. (more...)

Former 'EastEnders' Duffett and Jordan Star in VINCENT RIVER, 5/18 - 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2010

Former 'EastEnders' actors Nicola Duffett and Elliott Jordan are to star in the 10th anniversary production of Philip Ridley's acclaimed play VINCENT RIVER. It is about Anita, an East End mother seeking answers about the hate-crime murder of her gay son and Davey, the young man stalking her since his death. It will open at the Landor Theatre, Clapham, on May 18th and runs until June 5th. (more...)

SOMETHING C.O.O.L. Summer Cabaret Festival Runs 5/27-6/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2010

Carly Ozard, voted 'Best Cabaret Performer 2009', presents six diverse showcases and will co-host four evenings of open mics featuring talented performers from professional Bay Area musical theatres and groups including 42nd Street Moon, Lamplighters, The SF Gay Men's Chorus and vocal artists from the local cabaret and performance oeuvre. This is part of the SOMETHING C.O.O.L. - THE SUMMER CABARET FESTIVAL, which runs MAY 27 - JUNE 27, 2010. All shows are at the Eureka Theatre - 215 Jackson St. in SF 94102. (more...)

John Schneider Set for Upcoming 'Doonby' Movie
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2010

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Broadway vet John Schneider is set to star in the upcoming feature film Doonby directed and written by British filmmaker Peter Mackenzie. (more...)

Tom Jones Joins the 50th Anniversary Cast of THE FANTASTICKS, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2010

Tom Jones, the lyricist and book writer of The Fantasticks, will reprise the role of Henry (The Old Actor) in The Fantasticks, the world's longest-running musical, in celebration of the show's 50th anniversary. Jones originated the role in 1960 when The Fantasticks premiered at The Sullivan Street Playhouse. (more...)

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