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Castle Craig Players to Present HELLO, DOLLY!, 8/7-16Castle Craig Players to Present HELLO, DOLLY!, 8/7-16
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Love is in the air this summer as the Castle Craig Players present the famous matchmaking musical Hello, Dolly! The beloved Broadway show, which won 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical, is live on stage for two weeks only - August 7-16! (more...)

Photo Flash: Natalie Douglas in 'The Music of Dolly Parton' at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Natalie Douglas in 'The Music of Dolly Parton' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was once again proud to present singer Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton,' on Monday, July 6.  This evening, of course, was a celebration of the beloved singer, actor, and songwriter and a continuation of Natalie's successful residency at Birdland. (more...)

Christiane Noll and More to Star in THE COTTAGE at the Engeman Theater This SummerChristiane Noll and More to Star in THE COTTAGE at the Engeman Theater This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for THE COTTAGE. THE COTTAGE is brought to you by the Engeman official Main Stage Sponsor - North Shore LIJ Health System, and Show Sponsor - Lewis Johs Avallones Aviles, LLP Counsellors at Law. Performances begin on Thursday, July 23, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through September 6, 2015. (more...)

Cape Playhouse Continues Season with World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!Cape Playhouse Continues Season with World Premiere of WOMEN IN JEOPARDY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Cape Playhouse presents the world premiere production direct from Geva Theatre in Rochester, NY of Women in Jeopardy! - a fun and flirtatious new comedy by Wendy MacLeod, directed by Sean Daniels. Women in Jeopardy! is opening on Tuesday, July 14 and running through Saturday, July 25. (more...)

Broadway Stars Arrive for Their Stay at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN TonightBroadway Stars Arrive for Their Stay at The Muny's HOLIDAY INN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The Muny presents Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, beginning tonight, July 6, and running through July 12, 2015. (more...)

Ben Allison Group, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Next MonthBen Allison Group, Barbara Carroll and More Set for Birdland Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its lineup for August 10 - August 16, featuring Ben Allison Group, Barbara Carroll, Ken Peplowski Quartet, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Carolann M. Sanita, German Alexander and More in Rehearsals for WEST SIDE STORY at Music CircusPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Carolann M. Sanita, German Alexander and More in Rehearsals for WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Rounds Out 44th Summer Season with HELLO, DOLLY!Photo Flash: Music Theatre Wichita Rounds Out 44th Summer Season with HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Music Theatre Wichita finishes its 44th summer season with an all-new production of Hello, Dolly!, running August 5-9 at Century II Concert Hall in Wichita. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

Review Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChanceReview Roundup: MACK & MABEL with Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance
by Review Roundups - Jul 28, 2015

Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. Based on the real-life romance between Hollywood legends Mack Sennett and Mabel Normand, it tells the story of a group of pioneering filmmakers who changed the world surrounded by the great fun of the silent screen: heroes in capes, girls tied to the tracks, glamorous Bathing Beauties and the chaos of the Keystone Kops. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/28/2015 - Pinkham Back on Broadway, UP HERE and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 28, 2015

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: A murderer returns to Broadway, UP HERE opens in La Jolla and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS' Nick Rashad Burroughs Shows NYC Apartment on MTV CRIBSSTAGE TUBE: KINKY BOOTS' Nick Rashad Burroughs Shows NYC Apartment on MTV CRIBS
by Stage Tube - Jul 28, 2015

KINKY BOOTS star Nick Rashad Burroughs gave a tour of his NYC apartment on a recent episode of of MTV CRIBS. Check it out below! (more...)

SMTC Adds Matinees to GYPSY's RunSMTC Adds Matinees to GYPSY's Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Due to popular demand, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is adding a performance of their upcoming production of Gypsy on Saturday, August 22 @ 2PM. Scottsdale Musical Theater Company welcomes long time valley theater veterans Debra Qualtire as 'Mama Rose' and Zoni Award winner Terry Gadaire as 'Herbie' with the title role of 'Louise/Gypsy Rose Lee' played by Sarah Cassidy. The show will be directed and choreographed by David Hock, with Kevin Hayward as musical director/conductor of our 20+ piece orchestra. Performances dates/times: August 20, 21, 22 @ 7:30PM and August 22 and 23 @ 2:00PM Performances will take place at Tempe Center for the Arts, 700 W. Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe, AZ 85281. Tickets are $32 - $42 with discounts for students and seniors and groups. Tickets are available by calling 602-909-4215 or online at www.scottsdalemusicaltheater.com. SMTC also announces dates for the rest of the 2015-16 season. The Arizona premiere of the multi-media revue Sondheim on Sondheim will run October 29 - 31, 2015, the musical Hello Dolly will run February 3 - 6, 2016 and the musical My Fair Lady will run August 18 - 21, 2016. Tickets are now available for these shows as well. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next MonthWEST SIDE STORY, Starring Justin Matthew Sargent and Carolann M. Sanita, to Open at Music Circus Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAME at Ojai Art Center TheaterBWW Reviews: MAME at Ojai Art Center Theater
by Cary Ginell - Jul 27, 2015

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BWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton LotteryBWW Interview: Annoying Actor Friend Explains Why #SOBLESSED Live at 54 Below is Like the Hamilton Lottery
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 23, 2015

In 2013, Actor Friend published his/her first book #SOBLESSED, with the follow-up #GRATEFUL available this year just in time for the holidays. With the success of #SOBLESSED, and its star-studded audio version, A.F. brought the book to the stage in concert form. After two sold-out runs at 54 Below, the show is back for what might be its final performance ever, Monday, July 27th at 9:30 pm. As always, the show benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

The Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADYThe Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The oldest professional summer theater in America, The Cape Playhouse, presents its first-ever Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe's triumph - My Fair Lady - July 28 through August 8. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Cape Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Broadway's Ashley Brown and Jeff McCarthy star in what is generally hailed as a masterpiece of musical theatre. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face. Lorin Latarro choreographs and Nick DeGregorio is the musical director. (more...)

BIG FISH Opens Tomorrow at Music Theatre WichitaBIG FISH Opens Tomorrow at Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 44th summer season with Andrew Lippa and John August's Big Fish the musical,  a stage adaptation based on the novel by Daniel Wallace and subsequent Tim Burton film. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Girl Friday Productions' Rendition of the Classic American Comedy THE MATCHMAKER is an Absolute DelightBWW Reviews: Girl Friday Productions' Rendition of the Classic American Comedy THE MATCHMAKER is an Absolute Delight
by Jill Schafer - Jul 20, 2015

Girl Friday Productions is a theater company that specializes in large cast classic American plays. The bad news is they only do one production every two years. The good news is it's worth the wait. In their first time partnering with Park Square Theatre, they're presenting Thornton Wilder's comedy THE MATCHMAKER. With a funny and poignant story about love, money, and adventure, smart period set and costumes, a cast that is sheer perfection, and direction that keeps it all running smoothly, this MATCHMAKER is an absolute delight from top to bottom, start to finish. Go see it now (playing through July 26), or wait another two years for your chance to see this great company. (more...)

YOU'RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME: THE SONGS OF ANDRE PREVIN Set for Sterling's Upstairs, 8/2YOU'RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME: THE SONGS OF ANDRE PREVIN Set for Sterling's Upstairs, 8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents YOU'RE GONNA HEAR FROM ME: THE SONGS OF ANDRE PREVIN on Sunday, August 2, 2015 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside GRAND HOTEL Rehearsals at Southwark Playhouse!STAGE TUBE: Go Inside GRAND HOTEL Rehearsals at Southwark Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for the new London production of the acclaimed Broadway musical Grand Hotel, produced by Danielle Tarento and directed by Thom Southerland, the award-winning tream behind Titanic, Parade and Mack & Mabel. Below, peek inside the rehearsal room as the cast prepares to open in a week and a half! (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at BirdlandLiliane Montevecchi to Guest Star in STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2015

Cabaret star Steve Ross will debut STEVE ROSS ON BROADWAY: Songs He's Always Wanted To Sing and Songs You've Always Wanted to Hear at Birdland Jazz Club on Monday, July 7th at 7pm. Mr. Ross' very special guest star will be International icon Liliane Montevecchi, featuring Jesse Bielenberg on bass. The wide-ranging program includes songs by George and Ira Gershwin, Howard Dietz and Arthur Schwartz, Jerome Kern, Cole Porter, Stephen Sondheim and others. (more...)

Signature Theatre to Host 2015 Open House Next MonthSignature Theatre to Host 2015 Open House Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre opens its doors for its annual Open House on Sunday, August 2, for an all-day extravaganza full of live performances and arts events across five different stages. Free and open to the public, this special summer event runs from noon until 8:30pm, with numerous performances throughout the Signature complex starting every fifteen minutes, as well as a one-day-only discounted ticket sale at the Box Office for select performances of mainstage shows in Signature's 2015/16 season. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actor Bart Williams Dies at 65Stage and Screen Actor Bart Williams Dies at 65
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

Variety writes that character actor Bart Williams died on June 28, 2015 after a battle with cancer. He was 65. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Open July 31 at Blackwood PlayersFORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Open July 31 at Blackwood Players
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

'Broadway' is the Mecca for stage shows, and in particular, big musicals. When you make it on Broadway, the whole world knows that show. But then along comes 'Forbidden Broadway', a very clever musical spoof that takes the best known songs from the best known shows, and makes a hilarious parody, in a way you would never think possible. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: It's Today! Jerry Herman Turns 84THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: It's Today! Jerry Herman Turns 84
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2015

Today we celebrate the birthday of one of Broadway's most iconic songwriters of all time, Jerry Herman. (more...)

Like Buttah! Official Oscars Site Presents Flashy & Exhaustive Interactive Tribute To Barbra StreisandLike Buttah! Official Oscars Site Presents Flashy & Exhaustive Interactive Tribute To Barbra Streisand
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 16, 2015

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Romance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRomance, Rebellion, Redemption! Meet the Full Cast of AMAZING GRACE, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jul 16, 2015

Broadway's new musical Amazing Grace officially opens tonight, July 16, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). The show stars Tony Award nominee Josh Young, Erin Mackey, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper, Tom Hewitt, Chris Hoch, Stanley Bahorek, Harriett D. Foy, Laiona Michelle, Rachael Ferrera and Elizabeth Ward Land. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus check out interviews with the company! (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Steve Kuhn Trio & More Set for Birdland in AugustLaura Bell Bundy, Steve Kuhn Trio & More Set for Birdland in August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Birdland Jazz Club's August 2015 schedule to feature Ben Allison Group, Steve Kuhn Trio, The Birdland Big Band, Ken Peplowski Quartet, Joe Lovano, Charlie Parker Birthday Celebration, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens TonightGoodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

Goodspeed Musicals presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, which began on June 26, and opens tonight, July 15, 2015 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. (more...)

BW Interviews: Curt Dale Clark and Lauren Blackman Revel in the Quintessential American MusicalBW Interviews: Curt Dale Clark and Lauren Blackman Revel in the Quintessential American Musical
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jul 15, 2015

When Meredith Wilson's Music Man opens July 16th at Maine State Music Theatre in Brunswick, Maine, this grand scale production will mark the fourth time actor and Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark has undertaken the role of Harold Hill, and it will be the first time his co-star Lauren Blackman has portrayed Marian Paroo. Yet for both artists, the experience feels like a kind of spiritual homecoming. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFallBWW Reviews: Matthew McGee as Everyone's Favorite Aunt in Jerry Herman's MAME at freeFall
by Peter Nason - Jul 13, 2015

You will never in your life see a MAME like this one. It's a banquet of bliss. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Victoria Sierra Previews New GRAND HOTEL Song by Maury YestonSTAGE TUBE: Victoria Sierra Previews New GRAND HOTEL Song by Maury Yeston
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2015

Check out this video of Victoria Serra as Flaemmchen, a pretty young typist who has theatrical ambitions, singing her big Act 1 number, the sublime 'The Girl in the Mirror,' by Maury Yeston! (more...)

Valerie Harper to Join Sally Struthers in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit PlayhouseValerie Harper to Join Sally Struthers in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce that star of stage, screen and television Valerie Harper will join the cast in the role of the wealthy and stylish Millicent Winter in the delightful Nice Work If You Can Get It on stage July 22 to August 15. Also joining the cast is two-time Emmy Award winner Sally Struthers as the Dutchess Estonia, a temperance enforcer who is set against a gang of bootleggers in this madcap musical comedy set during the Roaring Twenties. This brand-new musical written by Tony Award-winner Joe DiPietro is based on material by Guy Bolton and P. G. Wodehouse and was nominated in 2012 for 10 Tony Awards, winning two. This high-stepping Broadway musical recalls the golden age of American musicals, complete with extravagant dance numbers, glittering Broadway costumes and a treasure trove of George and Ira Gershwin's most beloved songs, including "But Not For Me," "Let's Call the Whole Thing Off," "I've Got a Crush on You" and "Someone to Watch Over Me." (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/2015 - PENN & TELLER Opens Sunday and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Penn & Teller officially come back to New York this Sunday, a crazy cat lady invades 47th Street and more! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/8-8/9/2015
by - Aug 9, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 9, 2015 - Sunday, August 9, 2015. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Alice Ripley: All Sondheim; Evan Ruggiero, The One-Legged Song and Dance Man; and The Broadway Pricess Party Featuring Laura Osnes. (more...)

Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This MonthStephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus - Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus - Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances run August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances run August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Glory Crampton to Join Robert Cuccioli in ROTHSCHILD & SONS at York Theatre CompanyGlory Crampton to Join Robert Cuccioli in ROTHSCHILD & SONS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, in association with Arnold Mittelman and The National Jewish Theater Foundation, is pleased to announce that Glory Crampton will join previously announced Tony Award nominee Robert Cuccioli in the world premiere production of Rothschild & Sons, with music by Jerry Bock, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick, book by Sherman Yellen, with direction by Jeffrey B. Moss.  Mr. Cuccioli will star as Mayer Rothschild, with Ms. Crampton in the pivotal role as his wife, Gutele.  Additional casting will be announced shortly. (more...)

New Hampshire Theatre Project to Open 27th Season with HOT MAMA MAHATMANew Hampshire Theatre Project to Open 27th Season with HOT MAMA MAHATMA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

New Hampshire Theatre Project kicks off their 27th season with Hot Mama Mahatma, written and performed by Karen Fitzgerald, the actress formerly known as Karen Abrami.  Karen graced Seacoast stages for 15 years, in dozens of lead roles with some of the area's top actors, before heading south to New York City in 2004.  While there, she wrote Hot Mama Mahatma, a comedy about her post divorce adventures. The tagline? "She went to India to get enlightened but got turned on instead!" Besides playing to sold out audiences, Hot Mama Mahatma won the Producer's Award at the Midtown International Theatre Festival in Manhattan. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCKWELL'S Classic Evening of Broadway a Stellar EndeavorBWW Reviews: ROCKWELL'S Classic Evening of Broadway a Stellar Endeavor
by Don Grigware - Aug 12, 2015

Proving once and for all that concerts need not be serious or dull, Fraser Entertainment Group's 9th installment of A Classic Evening of Broadway bowed at Rockwell Table and Stage on Monday, August 10 to a packed audience of enthusiastic show tune fans. And it was an uber delightful show! Musical director Brad Ellis, best known for TV's Glee and Broadway's Forbidden Broadway, is outrageous fun and his witty repartee at the piano serving as introduction to each of the guest singers was a big plus to the evening's seemingly spontaneous entertainment. Yes, indeed, the ambiance was so casual in the 90-minute set that it was as if we were all sitting on Ellis's private patio sipping drinks and listening to this musical genius create something fresh, for the very first time. He took lots of risks as in his exuberant opener, Peter Allen's 'Everything Old Is New Again'...and motivated each and every singer to join right in and follow his lead. And what a bevy of super-talented performers were on hand, including Valerie Perri, Barbara Minkus, Kevin Odekirk, Damon Kirsche, Jahmaul Bakare, Elizabeth Hayden and even producer Dianne Fraser, whom Ellis referred to as the series' empresario. (more...)

Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso, Tommy Tune and More Set for Royal Room Cabaret This FallBilly Stritch & Jim Caruso, Tommy Tune and More Set for Royal Room Cabaret This Fall
by Nora Dominick - Aug 11, 2015

Returning Favorites Include Billy Stritch & Jim Caruso, Nicole Henry, Nicolas King, Aaron Weinstein & Bucky Pizzarelli, The Four Freshmen and Tommy Tune (more...)

Chita Rivera Remembers Agent 'Biff' Liff as 'Simply the Best'Chita Rivera Remembers Agent 'Biff' Liff as 'Simply the Best'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Biff was Broadway icon Chita Rivera's longtime agent at William Morris. Read her statement about Biff below... (more...)

HIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary SeasonHIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere begins previews on September 8th, opens on September 16th and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Legendary Broadway Producer, Manager & Agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff Dies at 96Legendary Broadway Producer, Manager & Agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff Dies at 96
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Legendary Broadway producer, manager and agent Samuel 'Biff' Liff passed away yesterday, August 10, at his home in Westchester County, NY. He was 96. Liff's longtime friend Emanuel Azenberg, confirmed the news to Deadline this afternoon. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 10, 2015

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Anneliese van der Pol Departs Sharon Playhouse's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSAnneliese van der Pol Departs Sharon Playhouse's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

Lauren Marcus, recently seen in Two River Theater's world premiere production of Be More Chill, will take over the role of Audrey in Little Shop of Horrors at Sharon Playhouse.  Anneliese van der Pol was unable to continue with the production due to a family emergency. (more...)

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