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RB to Launches Youth Theater Series with SWEENEY TODD 7/7RB to Launches Youth Theater Series with SWEENEY TODD 7/7
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

RB Productions' 2012 Summer Youth Theatre series will comprise Sweeney Todd School Edition, Godspell Jr., Seussical Jr, and Once on the Island, Jr., featuring young performers ages 8 to 19. (more...)

Denis O'Hare to Play The Baker in Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS!Denis O'Hare to Play The Baker in Public Theater's INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has been cast as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved musical Into the Woods, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. Into the Woods will be O'Hare's Shakespeare in the Park debut. Previews begin on Monday, July 23 at the Delacorte Theater and continue for five weeks through Saturday, August 25, with an official press opening on Thursday, August 9. (more...)

Denis O'Hare Cast as 'The Baker' in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS!Denis O'Hare Cast as 'The Baker' in Shakespeare in the Park's INTO THE WOODS!
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

The Public Theater announced today that Tony Award winner Denis O'Hare has been cast as The Baker in Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Into the Woods, directed by Timothy Sheader with co-direction by Liam Steel. (more...)

Robin de Jesus is Aladdin & John Tartaglia the Genie in MUNY's ALADDIN! Full Cast AnnouncedRobin de Jesus is Aladdin & John Tartaglia the Genie in MUNY's ALADDIN! Full Cast Announced
by BWW - May 31, 2012

The Muny announced today principal casting for the third show of its 94th season, Disney's Aladdin (July 5-13), directed by Gary Griffin, and choreographed by Alex Sanchez. Tony® Nominees Robin de Jesus and John Tartaglia star as Aladdin and the Genie, respectively. Joining them will be Jason Graae as Omar, Curtis Holbrook as Iago, Francis Jue as Kassim, Eddie Korbich as Babkak, Samantha Massell as Jasmine, Ken Page as the Sultan, and Thom Sesma as Jafar. (more...)

Perfect Pitch Releases LIFT Concept Album Feat. Jennifer Tierney et al. Today, May 31Perfect Pitch Releases LIFT Concept Album Feat. Jennifer Tierney et al. Today, May 31
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2012

Perfect Pitch has released a concept album of LIFT, a new British musical by Craig Adams and Ian Watson. This recording, now available to buy. It features West End names including Louise Dearman, Michael Xavier, Jennifer Tierney, Paul Ayres, Julie Atherton and Jack Shalloo. (more...)

Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT Begins Previews 6/5Shakespeare in the Park's AS YOU LIKE IT Begins Previews 6/5
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2012

The Public Theater will begin previews on Tuesday, June 5 for AS YOU LIKE IT, the first show of The Public's 50th Anniversary season at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park--home of free Shakespeare in the Park. Directed by Daniel Sullivan, AS YOU LIKE IT will continue for four weeks through Saturday, June 30, with an official press opening on Thursday, June 21. (more...)

Tony Winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes To The Broward Center Starring GEORGE HAMILTONTony Winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes To The Broward Center Starring GEORGE HAMILTON
by Beau Higgins - May 30, 2012

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize. The new, freshly reconceived LA CAGE won three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson). (more...)

NewFilmmakers NY Presents MY LIFE AS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Tonight, 5/30NewFilmmakers NY Presents MY LIFE AS ABRAHAM LINCOLN Tonight, 5/30
by Movies News Desk - May 30, 2012

Tonight, May 30th, NewFilmmakers presents its Documentary Series, Short Film Program and the new feature MY LIFE AS ABRAHAM LINCOLN. (more...)

THE GOATS GRUFF Kicks Off Theater Works Summer Camps, 5/29THE GOATS GRUFF Kicks Off Theater Works Summer Camps, 5/29
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2012

Summer is just around the corner and Theater Works has some exciting theater camps for kids 3 - 18. Theater Works' first camp is the exciting tale of THE GOATS GRUFF with over 40 speaking roles available. This camp kicks off the summer series with 3 weeks of fun, acting, encouragement and a FULLY-COSTUMED AND STAGED PRODUCTION with your child performing on stage. This play has plenty of roles to keep every actor (boys and girls) engaged and active and will provide a fun filled time for performers and audiences alike. Theater Works camps are open to all ages, budgets and schedules. Registration is now open and discounts are offered for siblings or multiple camps. (more...)

Kim Crosby, Original Cinderella, to Play Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS at Little Springfield Theatre, MO, May 13-29Kim Crosby, Original Cinderella, to Play Baker's Wife in INTO THE WOODS at Little Springfield Theatre, MO, May 13-29
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2012

Kim Crosby will play the Baker's Wife in the Springfield Little Theatre's Into the Woods, which plays May 13-29 in Springfield, MO. Crosby created the role of Cinderella in the 1987 Into the Woods, first at the Old Globe Theatre in San Diego and then on Broadway. Cinderella's Prince was played by Robert Westenberg, who Crosby later married. (more...)

Photo Flash: Memorial Day Weekend Saturday Intermission Pics - NEWSIES, JERSEY BOYS, West End's THE 39 STEPS and More!Photo Flash: Memorial Day Weekend Saturday Intermission Pics - NEWSIES, JERSEY BOYS, West End's THE 39 STEPS and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

Do you ever wonder what your favorite Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tour and regional stars are doing during intermission? Thanks to NEWSIES' Andrew Keenan-Bolger (@KeenanBlogger), dedicated performers and excited fans, now you can see for yourself. Keenan-Bolger started the trend when he was in Mary Poppins three years ago. Keenan-Bolger Tweeted today, May 26: 'Hey theatre tweeps, its time for Saturday Intermission Pics! Snap a pic of you or ur cast at intermish and tag #SIP' (more...)

Jeff Kober Leads West-Coast Premiere of WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN, Now thru 7/14Jeff Kober Leads West-Coast Premiere of WHERE THE GREAT ONES RUN, Now thru 7/14
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

On the heels of their 2011 Best Production Awards sweep for Small Engine Repair (Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle, LA Weekly, Ovation, and Garland Awards), Rogue Machine have announcesd the first production of their new season. Seen for the first time on the West Coast, Mark Roberts' Where The Great Ones Run, includes an award winning cast of actors led by Jeff Kober from tonight, May 26 at Rogue Machine, 5041 Pico Blvd., LA, CA 90019. (more...)

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: MATTHEW HAYES HUNTERHey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: MATTHEW HAYES HUNTER
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2012

Who's who in Tennessee theater? Sometimes, without a program in your hand, it's difficult to know who's playing whom-hence, our newest feature: Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot...featuring some of the Volunteer State's best-known-or soon-to-be-known all over the freakin' world-thespians. And have you ever wondered who the amazing photographers are who make them look damn good? We're gonna tell ya…Today's actor/subject/model is the handsome and talented Matthew Hayes Hunter, photographed by Elizabeth Fletcher. (more...)

Amy Adams Says Broadway Transfer of INTO THE WOODS Would 'Be Amazing'Amy Adams Says Broadway Transfer of INTO THE WOODS Would 'Be Amazing'
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2012

According to a report by Entertainment Weekly's PopWatch, Amy Adams, soon to be playing The Baker's Wife in Into the Woods, 'would definitely consider,' continuing her role in the production if it moves to Broadway. 'That would be amazing,' she said. (more...)

RENT Comes To The Way Off Broadway Theatre 5/24-26RENT Comes To The Way Off Broadway Theatre 5/24-26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

Following its limited engagement of Into the Woods and its co-production of The Rocky Horror Show in 2011, Stocking Productions has announced that it will bring RENT to Frederick for the first time for a special Memorial Day weekend presentation at The Way Off Broadway Theatre. (more...)

Stocking Productions to Present RENT, 5/24-26Stocking Productions to Present RENT, 5/24-26
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

The limited engagement will be at The Way Off Broadway Theatre in the Willowtree Plaza off the Golden Mile (Route 40 West) in Frederick, Maryland with performances Thursday evening, May 24, Friday, evening May 25, and Saturday evening, May 26, 2012 at 8:00 p.m.Tickets are $25 for adults and $20 for students and must be purchased with cash or check. Tickets can be purchased by visiting the theatre's Box Office or calling (301) 662-6600. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Thrills, Chills and Skills Take You INTO THE WOODS at Westport Country PlayhouseBWW Reviews: Thrills, Chills and Skills Take You INTO THE WOODS at Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

What happens after "happily ever after" is explored in this deft and delicious production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's 1987 musical, Into the Woods. (more...)

Playwrights Theatre Holds Broadway Showcase Informational Meeting, 6/12Playwrights Theatre Holds Broadway Showcase Informational Meeting, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2012

The Madison Department of Recreation, in partnership with Playwrights Theatre will produce a Broadway showcase in August 2012. An informational meeting will be held on June 12, 2012, 4pm at Playwrights Theatre administrative offices, Madison Civic Center, 28 Walnut Street, Madison, NJ. (more...)

Carrie Manolakos, Natascia Diaz and More Set for Signature Theatre's Annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret SeriesCarrie Manolakos, Natascia Diaz and More Set for Signature Theatre's Annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2012

Virginia's Signature Theatre is heating up once again this summer with their annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret, a series featuring a number of red hot acts from some of our favorite DC and Broadway performers from July 11th through July 28th. (more...)

Brynn O'Malley, Clarke Thorell, J. Elaine Marcos Join Cast of Broadway's ANNIE!Brynn O'Malley, Clarke Thorell, J. Elaine Marcos Join Cast of Broadway's ANNIE!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

ANNIE, the new production of the classic Tony Award®-winning musical, goes on sale today to American Express cardholders. For tickets, call 877-250-2929 or visit Ticketmaster.com. Tickets will be available to the general public on Monday, June 25. ANNIE will star two-time Tony Award® winner Katie Finneran as Miss Hannigan, Australian star Anthony Warlow making his Broadway debut as Daddy Warbucks and 11-year-old Lilla Crawford as Annie, with Brynn O'Malley (Wicked, Hairspray) as Grace Farrell, Daddy Warbucks' devoted personal secretary, Clarke Thorell (Hairspray, Mamma Mia!) as Rooster Hannigan, Miss Hannigan's ne'er-do-well brother and J. Elaine Marcos (Priscilla Queen of the Desert, A Chorus Line) as Lily St. Regis, Rooster's floozy girlfriend. The orphans are Madi Rae DiPietro as July, Georgi James as Pepper, Junah Jang as Tessie, Tyrah Skye Odoms as Kate, Taylor Richardson as Duffy, Emily Rosenfeld as Molly and Jaidyn Young as standby for the roles of Annie, Pepper, Duffy and July. The production also features Ashley Blanchet, Jane Blass, Jeremy Davis, Merwin Foard, Joel Hatch, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Gavin Lodge, Liz McCartney, Desi Oakley, David Rossetti, Sarah Solie, Dennis Stowe and Ryan VanDenBoom. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 6th, 2012'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 6th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 6, 2012

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The non-Equity Jeff Award winners are announced, and we cover 18 regional theaters and their summer offerings, from northern Wisconsin to St. Louis and southern Illinois, from southwest Michigan to western Illinois. It's the Regional Summer Musical Theater Scene! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mad Cow Theatre's NEXT TO NORMALPhoto Flash: First Look at Mad Cow Theatre's NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2012

Mad Cow Theatre presents Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's NEXT TO NORMAL, opening this weekend, June 8 and running through July 8 in Orlando. Check out production photos below! (more...)

Tony Winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes To The Broward Center Starring GEORGE HAMILTONTony Winning LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Comes To The Broward Center Starring GEORGE HAMILTON
by Beau Higgins - Jun 6, 2012

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES recently made Tony Awards history as the first show to ever win the Tony Award three times for best production. The classic musical comedy by Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein originally won six Tony Awards in 1984, including Best Musical. A Broadway revival won two 2005 Tony Awards including the Best Revival of a Musical prize. The new, freshly reconceived LA CAGE won three 2010 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical and Best Director of a Musical (Terry Johnson). (more...)

Connecticut Critics Circle Names WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Best PlayConnecticut Critics Circle Names WATER BY THE SPOONFUL Best Play
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

The Connecticut Critics Circle has named Quiara Alegaria Hudes' WATER BY THE SPOONFUL as the best play of the 2011-2012 season. The CCC awards ceremony is scheduled to be held on June 24 at 2PM at the Mark Twain House & Museum, and is open to the public. (more...)

Westfield High School Wins 8 Paper Mill Rising Star Awards; All Winners Announced!Westfield High School Wins 8 Paper Mill Rising Star Awards; All Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

The 2012 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony took place today, June 5th at the Millburn theater. Schools nominated for Outstanding Overall Musical and Leading Actor/Actress nominees performed at the event and award recipients were presented with an engraved crystal award from Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards partner, Tiffany & Co. (more...)

Jeanna de Waal to Join WICKED's Second National Tour as Glinda, 6/27Jeanna de Waal to Join WICKED's Second National Tour as Glinda, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED will welcome Jeanna de Waal as Glinda on Wednesday, June 27 in E. Lansing, MI. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Presents 'And The Winner Wasn't II - The Tony Award Version!' Tonight, 6/5Pride Films and Plays Presents 'And The Winner Wasn't II - The Tony Award Version!' Tonight, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2012

Broadway musicals take center stage at Pride Films and Plays' 2012 spirited benefit And The Winner Wasn't II - The Tony Award Version tonight, June 5, at Sidetrack, 3349 North Halsted. (more...)

2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 24: 1988 - PHANTOM vs. INTO THE WOODS2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 24: 1988 - PHANTOM vs. INTO THE WOODS
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 4, 2012

Today we are continuing the 2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown with another pairing sure to instigate ample amounts of approbation and opprobrium - now, just as it did twenty-five years ago - the famous Tony Awards battle of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA versus Into the Woods. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Talking SONDHEIM With Pamela MyersBWW Interviews: Talking SONDHEIM With Pamela Myers
by Vicky Croisant - Jun 4, 2012

A veteran of stage and screen, Pamela Myers has starred in several of Sondheim's works, including Into the Woods, GYPSY, SWEENEY TODD and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. She was also a member of the original Broadway cast of COMPANY, for which she received a Tony nomination. Trained at the Cincinnati College Conservatory of Music, Myers also enjoys teaching and has spent the past four summers sharing her knowledge with students in the Cabaret Conference at Yale University. (more...)

Chase Brock to Choreograph KC Rep's PIPPINChase Brock to Choreograph KC Rep's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's artistic director Eric Rosen has selected the creative team for his staging of the Rep's 2012-13 season opener Pippin, a musical by Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Roger O. Hirson (book). Pippin will run September 14 - October 7, 2012 at Spencer Theatre in Kansas City, MO. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Douglas Sills Talks Gomez Addams and THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opening at the PantagesBWW Interviews: Douglas Sills Talks Gomez Addams and THE ADDAMS FAMILY Opening at the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jun 4, 2012

Actor/singer Douglas Sills began his Broadway career in the 90s essaying the role of infamous Sir Percy in Frank Wildhorn's musical of The Scarlet Pimpernel for which he won critical acclaim and a Tony Award nomination. Since then, he has been in, among many others, the revival of Little Shop of Horrors, Into the Woods, The Secret Garden, all on Broadway, as well as the rarely seen concert of the 1930s Jerome Kern/Oscar Hammerstein Music in the Air with Kristin Chenoweth and a slew of musical roles in LA including Mack Sennett in Reprise's Mack and Mabel and Ravenal in the Hollywood Bowl's production of Showboat. He has just started the tour of The Addams Family starring as Gomez and will open at the Pantages Theatre on June 5. In our chat, he talks at length about playing Gomez, the changes since New York in the road version of Addams Family and chooses some of his favorite all-time roles. (more...)

Chase Brock to Choreograph Kansas City Rep's PIPPINChase Brock to Choreograph Kansas City Rep's PIPPIN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre's artistic director Eric Rosen has selected the creative team for his staging of the Rep's 2012-13 season opener Pippin, a musical by Stephen Schwartz (music and lyrics) and Roger O. Hirson (book). Pippin will run September 14 - October 7, 2012 at Spencer Theatre in Kansas City, MO. (more...)

Leslie Kritzer to Lead A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK at NYMF, 7/23-28Leslie Kritzer to Lead A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK at NYMF, 7/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

A LETTER TO HARVEY MILK, a new musical which was a finalist in this year's prestigious Richard Rodgers Awards for Musical Theater, is one of 10 musical plays being presented by the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival Next Link Project (NYMF), which starts on July 9th. The musical is based on the short story, 'A Letter To Harvey Milk' by Lesléa Newman. (more...)

BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1987 to Feature Marc Kudisch, Santino Fontana and More, 6/11BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1987 to Feature Marc Kudisch, Santino Fontana and More, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The Town Hall 's (123 West 43rd Street) Broadway By The Year's ® 12th season will conclude with The Broadway Musicals of 1987 on Monday, June 11th at 8PM. It was a year that brought us shows including Les Miserables, Starlight Express, Into the Woods, Stepping Out and Stardust. Produced By The Town Hall, The Broadway Musicals of 1987 is created, hosted and written for The Town Hall by Scott Siegel. Tickets are $55, $50 & $45 and are on sale through TicketMaster at 800-982-2787, www.ticketmaster.com or The Town Hall Box Office between noon and 6 PM (except Sundays) at 123 West 43rd Street, 212-840-2824. (more...)

10th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honor High School Musical Theater Tonight, 6/410th Annual 5th Avenue Awards Honor High School Musical Theater Tonight, 6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

The 5th Avenue Awards Honoring High School Musical Theatre celebrates its tenth anniversary by bringing previous recipients back to the stage to present the next generation of musical theater stars with awards and accolades. The acclaimed program, sponsored by Wells Fargo, is a high school version of the Tony Awards, and allows theater students from across Washington to meet, celebrate, and honor the exceptional musical Theater Productions presented during the 2011-12 school year. The 5th Avenue Awards will be held at 7:00 PM, tonight, June 4, at The 5th Avenue Theatre. (more...)

MAMMA MIA! Welcomes Judy McLane, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar & More!MAMMA MIA! Welcomes Judy McLane, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2012

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global hit musical MAMMA MIA! welcomes new principals Christy Altomare, Lauren Cohn, Daniel Cooney, Felicia Finley, Aaron Lazar, Graham Rowat and Zak Resnick who will join Judy McLane as "Donna Sheridan" at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) tonight, June 4, 2012. (more...)

2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 23: 1984 - LA CAGE vs. SUNDAY2012 Tony Awards Clip Countdown - Day 23: 1984 - LA CAGE vs. SUNDAY
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 3, 2012

A week from tonight is the big night: the 2012 Tony Awards live at 8 PM on CBS! In honor of Broadway's night of nights, we have been counting down the greatest Tony Awards moments of all time and today we have a twofer still sure to inspire the ire and ignite the passionate fire of Broadway babies the world over almost thirty years after the decision (and minor controversy) - Jerry Herman's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES versus Stephen Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. (more...)

BECKY'S NEW CAR Plays Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 5/9-6/4BECKY'S NEW CAR Plays Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre, 5/9-6/4
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2012

Actors' Playhouse presents the comedic new adventure Becky's New Car by Steven Dietz, from May 9 - June 3, 2012 at the Miracle Theatre. This fresh, delightful and devious regional premiere play is about life, love, marriage, and the detours we make on our way to happiness. (more...)

Lost Musicals Presents FLAHOOLEY and Cole Porter's ALADDIN, May & Aug 2012Lost Musicals Presents FLAHOOLEY and Cole Porter's ALADDIN, May & Aug 2012
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

The 2012 LOST MUSICALS season presents two extraordinary musical productions - the fantastical 1951 FLAHKOLEY and Cole Porter's magical 1958 ALADDIN at the Lillian Baylis Studio, Sadler's Wells in May and August 2012. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens at Regent's Park, Now thru Sep 5A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM Opens at Regent's Park, Now thru Sep 5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2012

Playing in repertory now through - 8 September 2012, Timothy Sheader directs RAGTIME, a contemporary musical based on the novel by E.L. Doctorow; Olivier Award nominated Javier De Frutos is choreographing. Matthew Dunster is directing Shakespeare's most magical of plays A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM from tonight, 2 June - 5 September 2012. (more...)

BWW Reviews: An Uneven AS YOU LIKE IT at Seattle Shakespeare CompanyBWW Reviews: An Uneven AS YOU LIKE IT at Seattle Shakespeare Company
by Jay Irwin - Jun 2, 2012

There are some Shakespeare shows that are not quite as bulletproof as others. If the pacing isn't there or the casting or both then they can run into an uphill battle. Such was the case with Seattle Shakespeare Company's current production of "As You Like It". While having some lovely moments and definitely picking itself up in Act Two, it suffered from some uneven casting and pacing that left the show just so so. (more...)

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorldSaturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 2, 2012

Looking for a quick roundup of this week's events in the theatre world? Look no further - here are some of the best articles the week had to offer! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jane Krakowski On 30 ROCK Final Season, Town Hall Concert & A Career RetrospectiveInDepth InterView: Jane Krakowski On 30 ROCK Final Season, Town Hall Concert & A Career Retrospective
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 2, 2012

Today we are talking to one of the entertainment industry's most celebrated Broadway/Hollywood crossover stars, who has gone from memorable cameo childhood roles on the big screen in hit properties such as NATIONAL LAMPOON'S VACATION and FATAL ATTRACTION to big Broadway success with her stints in STARLIGHT EXPRESS and GRAND HOTEL later that decade, to small screen success with ALLY MCBEAL in the 90s all the way to Tony-winning and Olivier-winning glory with the sensational revival of NINE in 2003 on Broadway, directed by David Leveaux, and GUYS & DOLLS in the West End, directed by Michael Grandage - as well as three Emmy nominations for her seven-year stint on NBC's richly awarded and highly celebrated Tina Fey comedy 30 ROCK - the precocious, alluring and arousing Jane Krawkowski. Sharing the details about her upcoming concert performance at Town Hall on June 8, Krakowski opens up about the many lauded composers and creators she has collaborated with over the years - Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, Maury Yeston, Tommy Tune, Steven Spielberg and many more - and what we can expect from her brassy and bawdy solo show, in addition to shedding some light on her Broadway days; whether on roller skates in STARLIGHT EXPRESS and the workshop of XANADU or treading the boards in workshops and productions for master director Tommy Tune. Also, Krakowski clues us in on where her classic 30 ROCK character Jenna Maroney will end up in the final, seventh season of the show that begins shooting in August and reveals her affection for her 30 ROCK and DAMN YANKEES co-star Cheyenne Jackson and their experiences filming the recent live episode (and singing the theme song). Plus, potential future stage roles she would like to essay someday - KISS OF THR SPIDER WOMAN, perhaps? Or, maybe, a reprise of her Adelaide in GUYS & DOLLS? Dot in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, even? - as well as Milliken Breakfast Show memories from the 1970s and much, much more! (more...)

Malcolm Gets, Jessica Phillips, Wes Taylor, et al. Join BABY Concert, 6/18Malcolm Gets, Jessica Phillips, Wes Taylor, et al. Join BABY Concert, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2012

Transport Group, the Drama Desk and OBIE award-winning theatre company, has announced final casting for its one-night-only, all-star concert of the acclaimed 1983 Broadway musical Baby, which will take place Monday, June 18 at 7pm at the Lucille Lortel Theatre, 121 Christopher Street. (more...)

BWW Interviews: From the Stages of Broadway to Co-Executive Producer at Salt Lake Acting CompanyBWW Interviews: From the Stages of Broadway to Co-Executive Producer at Salt Lake Acting Company
by Megan Pedersen - Jun 1, 2012

From staring in THE CHORUS LINE on Broadway to Co-Executive Producer at Salt Lake Acting Company, Cynthia Fleming is one of the movers and shakers in the Salt Lake theater scene. (more...)

InDepth InterView Tony Awards Edition: Joe DiPietro - Part 1: MEMPHIS, Early Inspirations & Film Scoop!InDepth InterView Tony Awards Edition: Joe DiPietro - Part 1: MEMPHIS, Early Inspirations & Film Scoop!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 1, 2012

Today we are talking to a two-time Tony Award winning lyricist and book writer who was responsible for the 2010 Best Musical winner, MEMPHIS, and who has since written the libretto of the Gershwin revue NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET and received a well-earned Tony nomination for his efforts; one of the show's ten nods - Joe DiPietro. Discussing the finer points of his many musicals with a special focus on the two currently running on Broadway - MEMPHIS and NICE WORK - DiPietro eloquently elaborates on the process of creating both shows and the challenges new musicals these days face on their developmental road to Broadway. Additionally, we discuss Montego Glover, Chad Kimball, Matthew Broderick, Kelli O'Hara, Judy Kaye, Adam Pascal and the many other talented individuals onstage and off who have participated in the two hit productions treading the boards eight times a week. Besides the complete 411 on MEMPHIS in Part I and NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT in Part II, DiPietro also opens up about his new musical endeavor with Bon Jovi and MEMPHIS composer David Bryan, THE TOXIC AVENGER, and its star, Constantine Maroulis - and don't miss my exclusive interview with Constantine all about the most recent Alley Theater iteration of the show, available here. Plus, DiPietro shares fond remembrances of shows past - I LOVE YOU, YOU'RE PERFECT, NOW CHANGE, F*CKING MEN and ALLEGRO - and future - CHASING THE DREAM - and expresses his infectious enthusiasm for the theatrical arts in general by revealing his early theatre memories, favorite scores and general love for the art form. All of that and much, much more! In Part I, DiPietro and I analyze MEMPHIS and take a step-by-step look at its creation and the development of the Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Additionally, DiPietro shares his theatrical influences and the shows and scores that meant the most to him growing up. Plus, he shares his thoughts on GLEE, SMASH and the new movie musical era. (more...)

BYE, BYE, BIRDIE Runs Now thru 6/17 at Dickson's Renaissance CenterBYE, BYE, BIRDIE Runs Now thru 6/17 at Dickson's Renaissance Center
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2012

Bye Bye Birdie-conjuring up memories of Elvis Presley and the fan fervor that greeted a lot of musical acts in the 1950s and '60s-takes center stage at Dickson's Renaissance Center in June as the Renaissance Players present the musical theater classic tonight, June 1 through June 17. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Moonshadow in Melbourne - HauntingBWW Reviews: Moonshadow in Melbourne - Haunting
by Tim Carney - Jun 1, 2012

It is so hard to know what to make of last nights world premiere of Yusef/Cat Stevens musical Moonshadow. I would like to talk to you about the story but unfortunately there is no delineated plot to speak of. I would like to tell you what it's about, but at interval I was unsure, by it's conclusion I had no idea. The script is so banal, devoid of purpose and meaning that a concert version would have been far more enjoyable. However, this was not the case and so we delve a little further. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb RevueSTAGE TUBE: In Rehearsal with FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Revue
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2012

The cast and director Eric Schaeffer of the musical revue First You Dream, set to open this month at the Kennedy Center, discuss the work of their show's muses, John Kander and Fred Ebb, the songwriting team who created Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Zorba, and many more Broadway hits. Watch video interviews, plus footage of the cast in reherasal, below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Just in Time For Her Sound of Music Opening, EMILY WEBB Tackles The Friday FiveBWW Interviews: Just in Time For Her Sound of Music Opening, EMILY WEBB Tackles The Friday Five
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 1, 2012

Today's spotlight falls upon Emily Webb, who opened last night as Sister Sophia in Studio Tenn's production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The Sound of Music at The Franklin Theatre, where it runs through June 17. Find out more about Emily (who has been working as a session singer in Nashville since the very young age of 12!) as she tackles today's Friday Five and learn what makes this busy mom/career woman/actress tick… (more...)

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