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Lucie Arnaz Brings Music of Desi Arnaz to 92Y 1/9-11/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2010

The 92nd Street Y opens its 40th anniversary season of Lyrics & LyricistsTM with Babalu-The American Songbook Goes Latin: Featuring the Music of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. The show's artistic director is Desi Arnaz's daughter LUCIE ARNAZ, who also hosts and performs. (more...)

The After Party Welcomes Alysha Umphress And Tyrick Wiltez Jones 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2010

This Friday January 8th THE AFTER PARTY is thrilled to welcome Finian's Rainbow's TYRICK WILTEZ JONES and American Idiot's ALYSHA UMPHRESS (more...)

BWW INTERVIEWS: Claudio Botelho Talks ANNIE, KISS ME KATE & FIDDLER in the Works
by Paulo Afonso De Lima - Jan 8, 2010

CLAUDIO BOTELHO REVELA DETALHES EXCLUSIVOS DE SEUS PROXIMOS PROJETOS. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ben Vereen & Evan Parke in the McCarter's FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2010

Performances for The McCarter Theatre Center's world premiere of Will Power's Fetch Clay, Make Man, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, will begin previews tonight, January 8 with an Opening Night set for Friday, January 15, 2010. The production will run through Sunday, February 14 on the Berlind stage of McCarter Theatre Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents TRU and THE THRESHING FLOOR
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2010

Mauckingbird Theatre Company delves into the lives of two influential gay writers Truman Capote and James Baldwin - both authors of literary touchstones of the mid-twentieth century. (more...)

Obba Babatunde Returns to CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/10 - 1/17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2010

Stage and screen star Obba Babatunde will return to the CHICAGO stage next week as Billy Flynn while Brent Barrett (who re-assumed the role last fall) is on vacation. His run will last from January 10 - January 17. Brent Barrett will return on January 18. (more...)

Brava Theater Center Presents World Premiere of FOU FOU HA!, 6/18-6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2010

'Fou Fou Ha!' is an animated performance troupe extraordinaire. They have been described as "wildly unique" (NBC) and as "genuine talent at it's best" (Metrowise Magazine). 'Fou Fou Ha!' will play the Brava Theater Center from June 18 to 28. (more...)

The After Party Welcomes Alysha Umphress And Tyrick Wiltez Jones 1/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2010

This Friday January 8th THE AFTER PARTY is thrilled to welcome Finian's Rainbow's TYRICK WILTEZ JONES and American Idiot's ALYSHA UMPHRESS (more...)

CHICAGO To Become The Sixth Longest Running Show In Broadway History 1/12/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2010

On Tuesday, January 12, 2010, the internationally acclaimed revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO will reach yet another major milestone when it becomes the sixth-longest running production in Broadway history, surpassing Beauty and the Beast with a total of 5,462 performances! (more...)

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Extends Again At Hudson Mainstage Theatre Thru February 28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2010

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IS GOING TO BE 'DREAM-Y' - David Elzer, Peter Schneider and Crooning Crabcakes, LLC are thrilled to announce that the Ovation nominated (Best Musical Intimate Theatre, Best Featured Actor - Jim Holdridge), 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 AGAIN through February 28 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Singer Michelle Williams is CHICAGO-Bound
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2010

It has been confirmed that former Destiny's Child songbird Michelle Williams is Chicago-bound. Williams will portray the wannabe star-turned-murderess Roxie Hart for a limited run from February 8 to March 28. Williams will be taking over the role from Ashlee Simpson-Wentz, who debuted in the revival on December 1. (more...)

Director, Choreographer, Performer and Author Margery Beddow Passes Away On 1/3/2010
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2010

Director, choreographer, performer and author, Margery Beddow, died Sunday, January 3rd at her home in NYC. (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Michael X. Martin of 'Ragtime'
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 4, 2010

Despite the acclaimed revival's premature closing, Michael X. will soldier on in this biz, as he has for 30-plus years. (more...)

Bway Bodies Brings Beyonce Back, Jersey Boys January, and Fosse February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2010

Beyonce's 'Single Ladies - Put a Ring On it' - the VIDEO. You know the lyrics....You've watched the Videos so ... PUT YOUR HANDS UP!! (more...)

SWEET CHARITY at the Stadttheater, 1/16-5/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2010

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Wildhorn's Dacal Led WONDERLAND Ends Run at the Straz Center for the Performing Arts Tonight, 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2010

The Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center is delighted to announce that casting is now complete for Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure. Slated to have its world premiere in Tampa on Saturday, Dec. 5, 2009 in TBPAC's Ferguson Hall, with Gregory Boyd, artistic director of Houston's Alley Theatre, directing. The music for Wonderland is from composer Frank Wildhorn (The Civil War and Jekyll & Hyde) with lyrics by Jack Murphy (The Civil War) and a book by Murphy and Boyd. Wonderland is the first initiative of the Broadway Genesis Project at the Tampa Bay Performing Arts Center. Broadway Genesis is intended to help create new works of American theater to play the Tampa market, and then possibly tour other performing arts centers or move to Broadway. (more...)

SESSIONS to Take Final Bow 1/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2010

SESSIONS, the musical about the everyday life of a New York therapist and his patients, will close after the matinee (3PM) on Sunday, January 3rd at the Algonquin Theater. SESSIONS is directed by Thomas Cote and written by Albert M. Tapper (From Where I Stand, Broadway: The Golden Age), produced by Jason Hewitt and Tony Sportiello/Algonquin Theater Productions. The musical began at The Peter Jay Sharp Theater in 2007 where it played 109 performances prior to moving to the Algonquin Theater in 2008 where it played 61 previews will have played 360 performances. SESSIONS stars Robert Newman, a two-time Daytime Emmy nominee for his longtime work as Joshua Lewis on 'Guiding Light.' (more...)

REVIEW: Sleek and Sexy CHICAGO Plays at the Fox January 1 -3
by Chris Gibson - Jan 2, 2010

A sleek and sexy production of Kander and Ebb's brilliant musical, CHICAGO, is currently playing the Fox Theatre for a brief run (January 1-3, 2010). If you've only ever seen the film version, then you should do yourself a favor and check out the more minimalistic staging carried over from the 1996 revival by producers Barry and Fran Weissler. (more...)

Last Day for Submissions to Yale Institute for Music Theatre's Music Theatre Workshop, 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2010

The Yale Institute for Music Theatre (Mark Brokaw, Artistic Director; Beth Morrison, Producer) will select three original music theatre works to receive two-week workshops in New Haven June 13-27, 2010. Submissions will be accepted November 1, 2009 through January 11, 2010. (more...)

Last Performance of 'Lucie Arnaz Brings Music of Desi Arnaz' to 92Y 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2010

The 92nd Street Y opens its 40th anniversary season of Lyrics & LyricistsTM with Babalu-The American Songbook Goes Latin: Featuring the Music of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. The show's artistic director is Desi Arnaz's daughter LUCIE ARNAZ, who also hosts and performs. (more...)

Obba Babatunde Returns January 10 to CHICAGO as Billy Flynn
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2010

Stage and screen star Obba Babatunde will return to the CHICAGO stage next week as Billy Flynn while Brent Barrett (who re-assumed the role last fall) is on vacation. His run will last from January 10 - January 17. Brent Barrett will return on January 18. (more...)

Krakowski, McGovern, Eder and More Join Daly and Buckley at Feinstein's in 2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2009

Broadway stars Jane Krakowski, Maureen McGovern, and Linda Eder will join previously announced Tyne Daly and Betty Buckley with performance at Feinstein's at Regency in 2010. Krakowski will appear from May 4th through 15th and Eder from April 6th through 17th, while McGovern will present her cabaret show A Long and Winding Road for two performances on February 8th. (more...)

CHICAGO National Tour Lands On The PlayhouseSquare Stage 1/12-24/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

CHICAGO is BACK IN TOWN and its PURE ENTERTAINMENT! Now celebrating 13 glorious years of girls, glitz and glamour on the Great White Way, the record-breaking smash hit musical CHICAGO is now the seventh longest-running production in Broadway history ... and shows no sign of ever slowing down! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Ashlee Simpson-Wentz 'Mr. Bob Fosse you were an absolute genius...'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2009

Twitter Watch shines a BWW spotlight on Ashley Simpson-Wentz, currently starring in CHICAGO as Roxie. (more...)

CHICAGO Hits Cincinnati Thru 12/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2009

The merry murderesses Velma Kelly and Roxie Hart are in Cincinnati this week for a short engagement at the Aronoff Center through December 6th. One of my favorite musicals that somehow seems to continue to run, I was excited to see it once again. (more...)

Cody, Hanes, Schecter and More Lead Paper Mill Playhouse's ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2009

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) is proud to announce casting for On the Town. Directed by Bill Berry with choreography by Patti Colombo, On the Town will run at the Millburn theater from November 11 through December 6, 2009. On the Town is generously supported by a gift from The Ferolito Family. (more...)

Stage & Screen Star Loretta Devine Debuts NIGHT DEVINE at Upright Cabaret 12/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2009

On Fri, Sat, & Sun, Dec 4, 5 & 6, 2009 at 9pm (Sunday 8pm) - Upright Cabaret invites you to celebrate love divine this holiday season with a rare solo concert appearance by the incomparable Broadway and Film star LORETTA DEVINE (Oscar Winning Best Picture CRASH, WAITING TO EXHALE, TV: Boston Public, Grey's Anatomy, Broadway: Dreamgirls (OBC) opposite Jennifer Holiday and Sheryl Lee Ralph) only at Upright Cabaret on Vermont, 1714 N. Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027. (more...)

McCarter Theatre Center To Present AN EVENING WITH BEN VEREEN 2/1/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2009

McCarter Theatre Center (91 University Place, Princeton) will present Tony Award-winning actor, singer and dancer Ben Vereen in his one man show, An Evening with Ben Vereen, on Monday, February 1st at 8 pm. (more...)

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Extends Again At Hudson Mainstage Theatre Thru 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2009

THIS HOLIDAY SEASON IS GOING TO BE 'DREAM-Y' - David Elzer, Peter Schneider and Crooning Crabcakes, LLC are thrilled to announce that the Ovation nominated (Best Musical Intimate Theatre, Best Featured Actor - Jim Holdridge), 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 AGAIN through SUNDAY, DECEMBER 27 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

Victory Gardens Theatre's THE SNOW QUEEN Returns To Chicago 11/27-12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2009

Hold on tight, because Victory Gardens Theater's smash hit winter musical The Snow Queen - conceived by Chicago folk music legend Michael Smith, Tony Award-winning director Frank Galati, and master puppeteer Blair Thomas & Co - is sledding back into town for her fourth season as Chicago's #1 alternative to traditional holiday fare. (more...)

30 Years of Fosse's ALL THAT JAZZ
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2009

Bob Fosse's 'All That Jazz' is a semi-autobiographical fantasy film that centers on the tumultuous life of choreographer Bob Gideon, played in the film by Roy Scheider, a hedonistic workaholic. The film was largely inspired by an episode in Fosse's life during which he frantically worked to stage his 1975 Broadway hit, 'Chicago' while editing his feature film 'Lenny', based on the life of comedian Lenny Bruce. (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Discusses Passion for Choreography with the Toronto Star
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2009

Renowned choreographer Sergio Trujillo could have chosen to continue his career as a dancer; instead he opted to step behind the lights and focus his talents as choreographer. As the Toronto star reports, with Trujillo providing the musical staging for six major shows that have opened around the world in the past year, his career decision has definitely paid off. (more...)

No One Here, But NINE: A Review in Nine Parts
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 24, 2009

'The problem is the author's lost control,' sings Guido Contini in the pulsating penultimate song of the film soundtrack of NINE, simultaneously grasping for words and grasping for breath as he reaches a breaking point; a crisis of spirit, faith and heart. (more...)

Rick Faugno Reprises One-man Song And Dance Show at South Point Casino Showroom 1/24/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2009

Rick Faugno, one of the Strip's popular Broadway imports who currently stars as Frankie Valli in 'Jersey Boys,' will reprise his critically-acclaimed, one-man song and dance show and release his first CD, 'Songs My Idols Sang (And Danced!)' on Sunday, Jan. 24, at 3 p.m. in the 400-seat South Point Casino Showroom. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Headlines 'Ira Gershwin Salon' for 42nd Street Moon 1/28/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2009

From the moment she stepped onto the Broadway stage and gave us her iconic portrait of the singer/dancer 'Cassie' in Michael Bennett's history-making A Chorus Line Donna McKechnie has been a star. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz Brings Music of Desi Arnaz to 92Y 1/9-11/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

The 92nd Street Y opens its 40th anniversary season of Lyrics & LyricistsTM with Babalu-The American Songbook Goes Latin: Featuring the Music of the Desi Arnaz Orchestra. The show's artistic director is Desi Arnaz's daughter LUCIE ARNAZ, who also hosts and performs. (more...)

Uptown Players Hosts Annual 'Broadway Our Way' Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

Uptown Players kicks off its ninth season with its annual fundraiser Broadway Our Way: Valley of the Divas, held January 15 - 24, 2010. (more...)

STAGE MAGIC: Behind the Scenes at WICKED with Marybeth Abel Part 2
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 18, 2009

Before joining the WICKED family. Marybeth's other Broadway credits include: Cyrano de Bergerac, Sweet Charity, La Cage aux Folles, Sly Fox, Fosse, Les Misérables, Five Guys Named Moe. Off-Broadway she's worked on Under the Bridge, Adult Entertainment. Touring and regionally, she's worked on Cats, Guys and Dolls, The Best of Broadway. Pittsburgh CLO: four seasons. (more...)

John Kander and David Rimmer Join Group Theatre Too, Present A Holiday Benefit Show 12/22
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2009

Tony winning composer, John Kander and Pulitzer finalist playwright, David Rimmer join The Group Theatre Too's Artistic Advisory Board, which currently consists of such luminaries as Chita Rivera, Nicole Fosse, Maurice Hines, Theodore Mann, Mercedes Ellington, Bettye Morrow, and Sue Samuels. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz to be Honored with Inagural Junior Theater Festival Award, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2009

Composer/lyricist Stephen Schwartz (Wicked, Fosse, Godspell, Pippin) will be honored with the inaugural Junior Theater Festival Award for his contributions to the Advancement of Musical Theater for Young People. The two day festival event, which is produced and presented by iTheatrics and Atlanta's Theater of the Stars, will take place at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta from January 15-17. (more...)

FINIAN'S RAINBOW Director/Choreographer Warren Carlyle Set for Broadway-Bound PURE COUNTRY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

Producers Randall L. Wreghitt, Chris Presley and Ellen Rusconi announced today that Warren Carlyle, the director/choreographer of the current acclaimed Broadway revival of Finian's Rainbow, has joined the creative team of the Broadway-bound musical PURE COUNTRY. Carlyle will handle Musical Staging and Choreography. Based on the hit movie of the same name, PURE COUNTRY is on track to have its Broadway premiere as part of the 2010/2011 Season. (more...)

STAGE MAGIC: Behind the Scenes at WICKED with Marybeth Abel Part 1
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2009

Before joining the WICKED family. Marybeth's other Broadway credits include: Cyrano de Bergerac, Sweet Charity, La Cage aux Folles, Sly Fox, Fosse, Les Misérables, Five Guys Named Moe. Off-Broadway she's worked on Under the Bridge, Adult Entertainment. Touring and regionally, she's worked on Cats, Guys and Dolls, The Best of Broadway. Pittsburgh CLO: four seasons. (more...)

Messiah Rocks' La Chanze & J. Robert Set for Concert and CD Signing at B&N, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2009

Sony Classical and Integrity Music have released the CD and DVD of Handel's Messiah Rocks, a groundbreaking musical event that blends classical music with classic rock in a fresh new interpretation of George Fredrick Handel's celebrated oratorio. On December 15, its stars, La Chanze and J.Robert, will perform in concert and sign copies of the CD at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble. (more...)

Rehearsals Are Underway For McCarter Theatre's FETCH CLAY, MAKE MAN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2009

Rehearsals are now underway at McCarter Theatre Center for the world premiere of Will Power's new play Fetch Clay, Make Man. Directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff, the production will begin previews on Friday, January 8 with an Opening Night set for Friday, January 15, 2010. (more...)

Ruthie Henshall Returns as Roxie with 'Hart' in West End's CHICAGO, Dec. 14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

Ruthie Henshall will return to 'CHICAGO' to reprise the role of ‘Roxie Hart' from Monday 14 December for nine weeks only (14 December - 28 February). Ruthie Henshall originated the role of ‘Roxie Hart' in 1997 - for which she was nominated for a Laurence Olivier Award - when 'CHICAGO' first conquered the West End. As Ruthie Henshall is contracted to other commitments for selected performances between 28 December - 2 January, Bonnie Langford will play the role of ‘Roxie' for these performances. Bonnie comes to London direct from playing the role of ‘Roxie' on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: APRIL NIXON IS REBORN At The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

The Triad is pleased to announce APRIL NIXON IS REBORN on Sunday night December 13th at 9:30pm. (more...)

The Triad Presents APRIL NIXON IS REBORN 11/2, 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2009

The Triad is pleased to announce APRIL NIXON IS REBORN on Monday night, November 2nd at 7pm and Sunday night December 13th at 9:30pm - on Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Concert Series. (more...)

April Nixon Makes Encore Performance In APRIL NIXON IS REBORN At The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2009

The Triad is pleased to announce the encore performance of APRIL NIXON IS REBORN on Sunday night December 13th at 9:30pm - on Lee Summers' JUST A PIANO Concert Series. (more...)

BWW TV: Special Video Preview of Wildhorn's WONDERLAND
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2009

Wonderland: Alice's New Musical Adventure will play David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts, formerly known as the TBPAC's Ferguson Hall Dec. 5, 2009 through Jan. 3, 2010, with preview performances scheduled Nov. 24 through Dec. 4. Following the Tampa run, Wonderland will play a limited engagement at the Alley Theatre in Houston, Texas, beginning Jan. 15, 2010. (more...)

NINE Producer Weinstein Talks Musicals, NINE Casting, and Rob Marshall
by Movies News Desk - Dec 11, 2009

Harvey Weinstein, producer of Nine, sat down with TheWrap editor-in-chief Sharon Waxman to discuss the movie. In a candid Q & A, they discussed the business of making movie musicals, the casting for Nine, and director Rob Marshall, among other things. (more...)

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