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BWW Reviews: CHAMBER CYMBELINE from Seattle Shakespeare Company
by Jay Irwin - Jan 9, 2011

Seattle Shakespeare Company continues their 20th Anniversary season with one of Shakespeare's last and seldom produced plays, "Cymbeline". And while one can see why this play is not so often dusted off, the Chamber production the company has put forth has some wonderful moments and performances. (more...)

ANNIE Extends At The Olney Theater Center Thru 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2011

Leapin' Lizards! Annie has been extended at Olney Theatre Center to Sunday, January 9. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Opens At The Barn Players 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2011

Into the Woods Opens At The Barn Players 1/7 (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Interview: Tom Kitt Talks NEXT TO NORMAL (Stage and Screen), BRING IT ON & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 7, 2011

Today we are talking to the composer of the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical NEXT TO NORMAL, Tom Kitt, about his influences - from Sondheim to Schwartz to Finn to Elton John to some of his own contemporaries - and working with Green Day on AMERICAN IDIOT and his own eponymous band, to the creation of a Broadway phenomenon by tracing the path of the show from FEELING ELECTRIC to NEXT TO NORMAL - plus, the many exciting projects that he has coming up this year and beyond, including a thorough discussion of his upcoming collaboration with Lin-Manuel Miranda, Amanda Green and Jeff Whitty on BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL and the very first news of a new, original Kitt/Yorkey musical on the horizon - and much, much more. (more...)

BOOMERMANIA Premieres at the El Portal Forum Theatre, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2011

Boomermania Productions is thrilled to present the West Coast Premiere of a brand new musical, BOOMERMANIA - The Musical about the Baby Boomers!, written and directed by Debbie Kasper & Pat Sierchio, with choreography by Edward Carignan, musical direction by Mary Ekler and produced by Michael Anthony Gremo. (more...)

BWW Interviews: SUTTON FOSTER - From 'Millie' to 'Sweeney'
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 6, 2011

Arguably one of Broadway's most beloved, sought-after talents, Tony Award winner Sutton Foster is returning to Southern California this week to make her Orange County Performing Arts Center debut for a series of intimate concerts. Performing at the Samueli Theater from January 6 through January 9, Foster's intimate set will feature many of her hits from her stellar Broadway career as well as a few personal favorites and selections from her debut solo album Wish, available on Ghostlight Records. She will soon star in the Kathleen Marshall-helmed Broadway revival of ANYTHING GOES this spring. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Opens At The Barn Players 1/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2011

Into the Woods Opens At The Barn Players 1/7 (more...)

Goodman Theatre And Playwrights Horizons Partner For FAR FROM HEAVEN Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2011

Playwrights Horizons announced in December that it had commissioned FAR FROM HEAVEN, a new musical with book by Tony Award winner and two-time Pulitzer Prize finalist Richard Greenberg (Take Me Out, Three Days of Rain), music by Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens) and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens, The Grapes of Wrath). (more...)

Gleason, Fontana, et al. Set for SONS OF THE PROPHET
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2011

Huntington Theatre Company announces casting for its world premiere production of Sons of the Prophet by Stephen Karam (columbinus, Speech & Debate), directed by Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (Becky Shaw at the Almeida Theatre - London, Off Broadway, and the Huntington; Vengeance is the Lord's; Trust). Drama Desk Award winner Santino Fontana (The Importance of Being Earnest, Billy Elliot, Brighton Beach Memoirs) plays Joseph, a former runner now dealing with health issues and the recent death of his father. Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle Awards winner Joanna Gleason (Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, Joe Egg, Into the Woods) plays Gloria, a formerly successful New York editor who is now Joseph's employer in Nazareth, PA. (more...)

Burning Coal's Education Programs Kick Off In 2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2011

Burning Coal starts 2011 with a big month for its WillPower! education outreach program, bringing hands-on experience with Shakespeare and other topics into four Raleigh schools. (more...)

Colella, Von Essen & More Set for BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2011

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. has announced additional casting for its special exploratory reading of the 1947 musical comedy Barefoot Boy With Cheek on January 14 at 3pm at Manhattan Theatre Club's Creative Center, 311 West 43rd Street. The reading will launch a new UMC initiative, The Archival Project, aimed at researching, assembling and restoring unpublished and out-of-print musical shows. (more...)

Keen Company to Present Broadway in the Boro 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Keen Company, the acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company, will present a cabaret evening featuring established and up-and-coming Broadway stars entitled BROADWAY IN THE BORO. (more...)

ONE Company Assembles Tony-Nominated Talent For SONGS OF SPIRIT 3/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Today, ONE Healing Arts COMPANY, a new theatre company devoted to producing theatrical work that opens hearts and minds, announces the cast of performers for it's inaugural event at Joe's Pub, SONGS OF SPIRIT. (more...)

Steffanie Leigh Joins MARY POPPINS Tour as 'Mary,' 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce that Steffanie Leigh will star as 'Mary Poppins' in the North American tour of MARY POPPINS. Leigh, who previously understudied the title role in the touring production, replaces Caroline Sheen, who will play her final performance in Omaha at the Orpheum Theatre on Sunday, February 6th. Leigh officially takes over the role in Omaha on Tuesday, February 8th before the show arrives at the Opera House in Boston on Thursday, February 17th for a limited engagement of five weeks through March 20th. The opening night is Friday, February 18th at 8pm. The Boston engagement of MARY POPPINS is presented by arrangement with Broadway Across America - Boston and is a subscription offering of the Lexus Boston Area Dealers Broadway Across America - Boston Series. Ticketing information may be found at the end of the release. (more...)

Steffanie Leigh Joins Tour Of MARY POPPINS 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Producers Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh are pleased to announce that Steffanie Leigh will star as "Mary Poppins" in the North American tour of MARY POPPINS. (more...)

Lyrics & Lyricists at 92Y Host A Tribute to Burton Lane 2/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

One of the American Songbook's great melodists, Burton Lane wrote the scores to Finian's Rainbow, Royal Wedding and On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, and standards like 'How About You.' (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Hosts Student Auditions, Summer 2011
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce auditions for its 2011 Summer Professional Training Programs for talented young performers ages 10 to 18. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin Brings Theatre Concert to the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Broadway's master songman, Mandy Patinkin, accompanied by Paul Ford on piano, will bring his critically acclaimed theatre concert to the VAN WEZEL PERFORMING ARTS HALL on Monday, February 14 at 8 p.m.--Valentines Day. (more...)

Jackson, Benanti, Neuwirth, Pasquale Lead MTC's AN INTIMATE NIGHT, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2011

Manhattan Theatre Club will present its annual Winter Benefit, an evening of cocktails and dinner followed by a special one-night-only cabaret-style show featuring some of the biggest stars of musical theatre on Monday, January 24, 2011 at The Plaza (58th Street & Fifth Avenue). (more...)

Red Branch Theatre Co Announces 2011 Season Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2011

Red Branch Theatre Company is pleased to announce auditions for their 2011 season.* The season begins March 25 - April 9 with Into the Woods. (more...)

Keen Company to Present Broadway in the Boro 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

Keen Company, the acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company, will present a cabaret evening featuring established and up-and-coming Broadway stars entitled BROADWAY IN THE BORO. (more...)

Broadway Invades the Botanical Garden in 9th Annual Orchid Exhibition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

From March 5 through April 25, 2011, the undeniable glamour and irresistible allure of orchids take center stage at The New York Botanical Garden in a dazzling display created by Tony award-winning set designer Scott Pask, image-maker Drew Hodges, and Botanical Garden curators. (more...)

TheatreWorks Presents THE 39 STEPS, 1/19-2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2011

The theatre's most outrageous, outlandish, uproarious, comic thriller, THE 39 STEPS, explodes onto the stage at TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theater of Silicon Valley. Adapted by Patrick Barlow from the book by John Buchan and the movie by Alfred Hitchcock, this hilarious spoof abounds with chicanery, espionage, dastardly murders, double-crossing secret agents, and devastatingly beautiful women. Called 'Absurdly enjoyable, gleefully theatrical...a perfect soufflé,' by The New York Times, THE 39 STEPS features four fearless actors playing dozens of roles and creating trains, planes, moors, and more, with little more than the coats on their backs in a wildly funny flight to the height of theatrical invention. Featuring Mark Anderson Phillips, Cassidy Brown, Rebecca Dines, and Dan Hiatt, with TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley at the helm, THE 39 STEPS plays January 19-February 13 at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. For tickets and information, the public may call 650-463-1960 or visit www.theatreworks.org. (more...)

Boiler Room Theatre to Open 11th Season with Annie Get Your Gun 2/11-3/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

The Boiler Room Theatre (BRT), Williamson County's resident professional theatre company, opens its 11 th season with Irving Berlin's classic musicalAnnie Get Your Gun opening February 11, 2011 at the theatre, located in the historic Factory at Franklin, 230 Franklin Rd., Building Six, in Franklin, Tenn. for a run through March 12. (more...)

WICKED Lottery Announced For the Fox Cities P.A.C. 1/26-2/20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2011

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from January 26 - February 20 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. (more...)

The Barn Jr. Closes INTO THE WOODS Jan. 16
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2011

An ambivalent Cinderella? A blood-thirsty Little Red Ridinghood? A Prince Charming with a roving eye? A Witch...who raps? They're all among the cockeyed characters in James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim's fractured fairy tale. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2010: Nashville's Best Actors in a Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 16, 2011

Ten versatile and talented Nashville area men took on roles in musical theater that other actors would love to play, proving once again that country music isn't the only genre that makes this Music City USA. Musical theater is alive and well in Tennessee and with the plethora of talent to be found on Volunteer State stages, actors can display their tremendous range while singing and dancing. These men comprise the list of the ten best performances by actors in musicals in 2010... (more...)

NVA Presents WAVING GOODBYE, Opens 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2011

New Village Arts will be presenting the San Diego Premiere of Jamie Pachino's award-winning play WAVING GOODBYE. Originally produced at Steppenwolf Theatre, WAVING GOODBYE was named the Best New Work in Chicago in 2002, and has won numerous other awards. (more...)

Murin-Led EMMA Begins Previews at The Old Globe 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2011

Jane Austen's Emma - A Musical Romantic Comedy, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Paul Gordon and direction by Tony Award nominee Jeff Calhoun, will run in the Old Globe Theatre Jan. 15 - Feb. 27. Preview performances run Jan. 15 - Jan. 22. Opening night is Jan. 23 at 7:00 p.m. (more...)

BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK Reading Held Today At MTC's Creative Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2011

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. (www.UnsungMusicals.org) will launch its new initiative The Archival Project with a special exploratory reading of the 1947 musical comedy Barefoot Boy With Cheek on January 14 at 3pm at Manhattan Theatre Club's Creative Center, 311 West 43rd Street. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2010: Nashville's Best Actresses in a Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 14, 2011

Nashville's divas proved their mettle and showed their immense talents in 2010 while assaying some of the most challenging and best loved roles in all of musical theater. Ranging from classic musical comedy heroines that any actress would love to play to newer, more contemporary characters, Music City's women were given the opportunity to showcase their multitude of talents on various stages while again proving they are capable of virtually anything - and everything. Here are our choices for the top ten musical performances by an actress in 2010... (more...)

Kimmel's Kritzerland @ the Gardenia Moves Vibrantly Into 2011
by Don Grigware - Jan 14, 2011

On Wednesday, January 12 Kritzerland at the Gardenia, a series presented on the first Wednesday of every month - January being the exception, and which originated in September of 2010, offered The Sondheim Albums. The series, based on Bruce Kimmel's record label and albums, honors a composer's lesser known material, oft times cut from an original score. Nine skilled singers participated in the fine evening; they were: Damon Kirsche (photo at left), Kim Huber, Zachary Ford, Juliana Hansen, Alet Taylor, Shannon Cudd, Aleah Whaley, Holly Long, and very special guest artiste Millicent Martin. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. Presents Reading of BAREFOOT BOY WITH CHEEK
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2011

UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. (www.UnsungMusicals.org) will present a special exploratory reading of the 1947 musical comedy Barefoot Boy With Cheek on January 14 at 3pm as the launch of its new initiative: The Archival Project. (more...)

SOUND OFF SPECIAL INTERVIEW: Lance Horne Talks New Album, Upcoming Concerts & PROMETHEUS BOUND
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 13, 2011

Composer, conductor, arranger and all-around music man Lance Horne is a very busy musician these days: this week's GENIUS OF AUTISM benefit and the upcoming American Songbook Series of shows in New York; the Planet Hollywood Las Vegas spectacular playing twice-nightly to sold-out crowds called VEGAS: THE MUSICAL, about to re-open with a slew of new material; a series of London concerts followed by a European tour; conducting at the Sydney Opera House; and a brand new album - FIRST THINGS LAST - released this week. All of this without even mentioning the hotly anticipated new productions he has coming up! Keep your eyes peeled for ARTS & CRAFTS, his new musical created with Jake Shears and starring Sandra Bernhard and Justin Bond, as well as the new Diane Paulus production of the fresh Steven Sater translation of PROMETHEUS BOUND starring Gavin Creel. The future looks bright for a talent like Lance's and in this revealing conversation we touch on all of this and much, much more. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Chatting with ASSASSINS Director Adam Brazier
by Kelly Cameron - Jan 13, 2011

Last year's production of ASSASSINS ended up being one of the hottest tickets in town, virtually impossible to even get a ticket once word spread about how good the show was. Birdland Theatre and Talk is Free Theatre are staging it again this year, with a few casting changes, and director Adam Brazier spoke to BWW about the reasons for doing the show again, Sondheim, and what he thinks about the dark nature of the production. (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2010: Nashville's Best Musicals
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 13, 2011

If you find yourself venturing outside of New York, and you want to see some really good musical theater, what should you do? Allow me to suggest a visit to my neck o' the woods: A trip to Nashville might provide you with exactly what you seek. After all, in a city perhaps best known throughout the world as Music City USA, what else could you expect but some exceedingly well-cast, well-produced, well-played and well-sung musical theater? We're lousy with exceptional singers and musicians and, as a result, musical theater is alive and well - and thriving - in Nashville. And here's my list of the Best Musicals of 2010... (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2010: The 'Esoteric' Lists
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 13, 2011

Not all of the Top Ten Lists announced at Winter's First Night on Sunday, January 9, were serious, high-toned salutes to all that is special and spectacular about live theater in Nashville. Sure, most of them were heartfelt and memorable, but some were (how shall I put this?) off-kilter, tongue-in-cheek and just plain fun. And not all the lists were limited to only ten entries; in fact, some had many more than that. But, for your reading pleasure, we present them to you without any real explanation. You'll have to figure that all out for yourself! (more...)

NVA Presents WAVING GOODBYE, Opens 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2011

New Village Arts will be presenting the San Diego Premiere of Jamie Pachino's award-winning play WAVING GOODBYE. Originally produced at Steppenwolf Theatre, WAVING GOODBYE was named the Best New Work in Chicago in 2002, and has won numerous other awards. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Co Presents MASTER HAROLD…AND THE BOYS, Previews 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2011

Rubicon Theatre Company continues its 2010-2011 Season with MASTER HAROLD…AND THE BOYS, a powerful and compelling drama by Athol Fugard which begins previews February 9 at Rubicon's intimate 195-seat home in Ventura's Downtown Cultural District. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse, Huntington Theatre Company, 'Spamalot' and 'Once on This Island' Are Fan Favorites in 2010 BroadwayWorld Boston Theatre Awards
by Jan Nargi - Jan 12, 2011

Voting has ended and winners have been decided in the inaugural BroadwayWorld Best of Boston Theatre Awards. Results for 2010 underscore the breadth and depth of the region's outstanding theatre community, with favorites ranging from Broadway luminaries to fringe newcomers. (more...)

F.U.D.G.E. Presents Their Tenth Anniversary Executive Board
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

In the spring of 2001, three nineteen year old friends named Joseph DeMita, Christopher Smith, and Laura Chandler met to discuss the creation of a theatre company. (more...)

SONDHEIM ...UnPlugged Extends At Laurie Beechman Thru 1/31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2011

Following nine sold out shows, The Laurie Beechman Theatre will continue their hit series, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED, for a tenth installment, Monday, January 31 at 7pm. (more...)

The Laurie Beechman Theatre Presents THE OTHER STEVE & EDIE 2/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to present Edie Falco and Stephen Wallem, both currently starring in the hit Showtime series, Nurse Jackie, in The Other Steve and Edie, their brand new cabaret show and Ms. Falco's cabaret debut. (more...)

Mauckingbird Theatre Company Presents [title of show], 1/12-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

Mauckingbird Theatre Company's fourth season kicks off with the regional premiere of [title of show], the company's first ever musical production. Hailed by The New York Times as, 'delectable entertainment … a postmodern homage to the grand tradition of backstage musicals,' the hit Broadway musical is a quirky comedy about creative expression and taking risks (more...)

VTA's Mid-Day Arts Café Presents The Muse Machine 1/11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

Victoria Theatre Association presents the January edition of Mid-Day Arts Café, Tuesday, January 11 in the Mathile Theatre at the Benjamin and Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center (more...)

Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center Presents THE SONNETEER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center's Lily Tomlin/Jane Wagner Cultural Arts Center proudly announces the world premiere of The Sonneteer, the new play by award-winning playwright Nick Salamone. (more...)

Anne Brummel Joins WICKED North American Tour 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2011

The company of the second North American tour of WICKED welcomes Anne Brummel as Elphaba on Wednesday, January 26 in Albuquerque, NM. (more...)

Tiffany & Hogget to Helm ONCE on Bway; Creative Team Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2011

Smuggler Films partners, John N. Hart & Patrick Milling Smith and film and theatre producers, Fred Zollo and Barbara Broccoli & Michael G Wilson have announced the creative team for upcoming stage adaptation of the 2007 Academy Award-winning film ONCE, coming to Broadway in Fall 2011. The musical will feature the Academy Award-winning music and lyrics of Glen Hansard and Markéta Irglová, a book by award-winning Irish playwright & screenwriter, Enda Walsh (Penelope, Hunger, The New Electric Ballroom), direction by the acclaimed Scottish director of Black Watch, John Tiffany, design by five time Tony Award winner Bob Crowley (The Coast of Utopia, Mary Poppins). Steven Hoggett (American Idiot, Black Watch) will provide musical staging and Martin Lowe (Mamma Mia!) is the music director. (more...)

2010 Craig Noel Award Nominees Announced; Awards 1/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2011

The San Diego Theatre Critics Circle has announced the nominees for the 2010 Craig Noel Awards, which will be unveiled at a ceremony in La Jolla on Jan. 10, 2011. (more...)

Nashville Theater Parties Hardy for BroadwayWorld.com Nashville Awards
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 10, 2011

Despite portentous warnings of an approaching snowmageddon across the South, more than 150 members of the Nashville and Middle Tennessee theater community gathered at Street Theatre Company in Nashville Sunday night, January 9, for the announcement of the BroadwayWorld.com Nashville Theatre Award winners and the presentation of First Night's Top Ten of Twenty-Ten. (more...)

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