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Bach Choir of Bethlehem Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Bach Choir of Bethlehem, one of America's most beloved and revered musical institutions, has announced plans for 2014-2015 which will culminate in the 108th Bach Choir Festival in May 2015. Artistic Director and Conductor Greg Funfgeld, now in his 32rd year at the helm of the Bach Choir, will again lead the Choir, Festival Orchestra, and illustrious soloists in numerous engaging programs throughout the season. (more...)

CINDERELLA to End on Broadway This Winter; NeNe Leakes Joins the Cast Before Closing
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) -- Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis -- announce that the actress and reality television sensation NeNe Leakes (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA) will be the newest star to join the cast, startingNovember 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

Baayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Asian American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee has received the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. (more...)

MiG Ayesa to Headline the THRILLER LIVE Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

THRILLER LIVE, a spectacular concert production that celebrates the music of the world's greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five has played in London's West End since 2009, and last month entered the record books as the 20th longest running musical in West End history. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Karen Morrow and More to Tribute The Songs of Jerry Herman, 11/02
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents PUT ON YOUR SUNDAY CLOTHES - THE SONGS OF JERRY HERMAN, Sunday November 2, 2014 - 7:00 PM (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: A Toast To The Terrific 'Turkey Lurkey Time' Times Three (And A Half)
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 27, 2014

Today, in honor of Thanksgiving, we are revisiting one of the most spectacular holiday showstoppers in Broadway history. (more...)

Kimmel Center Announces 2013-14 Winter Holiday Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2013

The holidays are upon us with plenty to celebrate at the Kimmel Center's campus of events and performances. (more...)

BWW Previews: MYSTICAL NIGHT by Philomusica in North Brunswick
by Marina Kennedy - Nov 24, 2014

Philomusica Concert Choir will present 'Mystical Night' at Our Lady of Peace Church in North Brunswick on Saturday 12/6 at 8:00 pm and Sunday 12/7 at 4:00 pm. (more...)

Tommy Tune Coming to Smothers Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

In Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, Broadway's tallest tapper Tommy Tune takes to Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre stage in Malibu, dancing, singing and tale-telling through 50 years of big time showmanship on Saturday, January 17 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Erin Mackey & More Will Star in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Tommy Tune, Colin Donnell, Danny Gardner, Jeff Hiller, Erin Mackey, Patti Murin, Richard Poe, Jennifer Laura Thompson and Kirsten Wyatt will star in George and Ira Gershwin's Lady, Be Good, the opening production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season, running for seven performances, February 4 - 8, 2015. Lady, BeGood will be directed by Mark Brokaw and choreographed by Randy Skinner. Founding Encores! Music Director Rob Fisher will return as Guest Music Director, and has supervised the restoration of the Gershwins' original score. (more...)

Chris Tsujiuchi to Present A VERY CHRIS-TERICAL 90'S CABARET 2014 at Buddies in Bad Times, May 30-31
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Come join Chris Tsujiuchi as he takes centre stage with the help of the Chris-terical Cabaret Crew, and reimagines the hits of the 90's at his 5th annual extravaganza. It's sure to be a treasure trove of joy, nostalgia, and heart. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Honoree Tommy Tune!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes 2015 Lifetime Achievement recipient Tommy Tune! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Reflects on SEESAW and Winning His First Tony Award
by Richard Ridge - May 30, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Broadway legend Tommy Tune, to discuss his past work, getting started on Broadway and if he would ever return to the Great White Way. Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Tune discusses work in SEESAW and winning his first Tony Award. (more...)

Chris Tsujiuchi Brings A VERY CHRIS-TERICAL 90'S CABARET 2014 to Buddies in Bad Times This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Come join Chris Tsujiuchi as he takes centre stage with the help of the Chris-terical Cabaret Crew, and reimagines the hits of the 90's at his 5th annual extravaganza. It's sure to be a treasure trove of joy, nostalgia, and heart. (more...)

Stage 48 Welcomes Raw Oyster Cult with Members of The Radiators, Papa Grows Funk and Johnny Sketch, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tonight, May 30, RAW OYSTER CULT, featuring Dave Malone, Frank Bua Jr and Camile Baudoin of The Radiators, John Gros of Papa Grows Funk, and Dave Pomerleau of Johnny Sketch will perform at Stage 48 with special guests THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN. Ticketweb.com. All tickets are General Admission and patrons must be 16 or over to enter. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tommy Tune Discusses If He Would Ever Return to Broadway
by Richard Ridge - May 29, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with the 2015 Lifetime Achievement Award recipient and Broadway legend Tommy Tune, to discuss his past work, getting started on Broadway and if he would ever return to the Great White Way. Check out a sneak peek of the interview in which Tune discusses if he would return to Broadway and the incredible Tony Award season this year. (more...)

BWW Interviews: NEWSIES' Angela Grovey
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2015

Newsies: The Musical heads to Tennessee Performing Arts Center next week and helps ring in the beginning of summer. Based on the 1992 Disney movie of same name, Newsies: The Musical visits the late 1800s of New York City. Actress Angela Grovey plays Medda Larkin. With an extensive career in film, television, and theatre, Angela took some time out of her busy touring schedule to answer some questions for our readers in the Nashville region. (more...)

BWW Interviews: NEWSIES' Angela Grovey
by Cara Richardson - May 22, 2015

Newsies: The Musical heads to Tennessee Performing Arts Center next week and helps ring in the beginning of summer. Based on the 1992 Disney movie of same name, Newsies: The Musical visits the late 1800s of New York City. Actress Angela Grovey plays Medda Larkin. With an extensive career in film, television, and theatre, Angela took some time out of her busy touring schedule to answer some questions for our readers in the Nashville region. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 3/30/2014
by BWW - Mar 30, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/30/2014 for Austin (more...)

BWW Reviews: BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL Is a Bloody Good Time at York Little Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 28, 2014

Director Aaron Dalton brings the award-winning Off-Broadway show to the York Little Theatre's Studio Theatre (more...)

TRIBES, ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, ANN and More Set for ZACH Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

ZACH Theatre is pleased to announce the 2015-16 season with reinventions of contemporary musicals, boundary-breaking plays, and holiday entertainment for those naughty and nice. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Brings Home Lifetime Achievement Tony Award
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 9, 2015

An emotional and grateful Tommy Tune went to the top of his ladder and placed the Lifetime Achievement Award Tony above the other 9 he has been awarded. Here are photos of the momentous event.  You can see it on video at http://t2conline.com/stephen-sorokoff-my-view-tommy-tune-brings-home-his-tony-award-a-video/. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tommy Tune's Lifetime Achivement Award Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 7, 2015

Just before the start of the 2015 Tony ceremony tonight, now ten-time Tony-winner Tommy Tune received this year's Lifetime Achievement Award. Click below to watch his full acceptance speech! (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: BAT BOY at 1st STAGE IS TUNEFUL TERROR DONE RIGHT
by Jeffrey Walker - Jun 5, 2014

BAT BOY THE MUSICAL is now playing at 1st Stage in Tysons and it's a must see. The creators used the old magic “What if…? and came up with a doozy of a story. Funny, touching, edging on camp, BAT BOY is tuneful terror done right. (more...)

Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tommy Tune to Present at 2015 Tonys
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

CBS has just announced that Tommy Tune, this year's recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Tony award, will be among the presenters on this year's telecast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Big, Beautiful, Breathtaking and Bold - THE COLOR PURPLE Soars at Virginia Rep
by Jeremy Bustin - Jun 21, 2014

It has taken more than two years to bring THE COLOR PURPLE to Virginia Repertory Theatre, and the ambitious final production of the 2013-2014 season is absolutely stunning and every bit worth the wait. PURPLE is a convergence of some of Richmond's finest performers and creative collaborators, and is as close to a Broadway performance as it gets. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the fourth season for the 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series. This popular series provides audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists and their outstanding musical accompanists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase award-winning Broadway, stage and film stars Tommy Tune, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing together on one night, followed by Rebecca Luker and closing the season will be a performance by Paulo Szot. These exceptional performers will share a special evening of cabaret featuring songs from current Broadway, Jazz, American Standards and more. (more...)

APOLLO'S FIRE with Cleveland Baroque Orchestra, The Sebastians and More Set for Houston Early Music's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Join Houston Early Music for its expanded 2014-2015 Concert Season featuring six renowned early music ensembles. Dedicated to showcasing music from the Middle Ages through the 18th century, Houston Early Music presents concerts performed with historical instruments and styles true to the period. This season will encompass both masterworks and little-known gems with the goal of inspiring audiences to reimagine the past. (more...)

Trisha Jeffrey and More to Star in Mercury Theater Chicago's THE COLOR PURPLE, 8/14-10/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, previewing August 14, opening Monday, August 26 at 7:30p.m., and running through October 27, 2013. THE COLOR PURPLE stars Trisha Jeffrey (Broadway's Rent, All Shook Up, and Little Shop of Horrors and the first National Tour of Sister Act) as 'Celie,' Jasondra Johnson (Crowns at Goodman Theatre) as 'Sophia,' and Adrienne Walker (Marriott Theatre'sDreamgirls) as 'Shug.' This highly anticipated production is led by multiple Jeff Award winners L. Walter Stearns (Director), Eugene Dizon (Musical Director), and Brenda Didier (Choreographer). (more...)

Bridget Everett, SPEAKEASY CIRCUS, SEXYBACK: OR WHAT YOU WILL and More Set for OBERON, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.)'s second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces the return of cabaret performer Bridget Everett on Wednesday, August 27th at 8pm, as well as other exciting and original programming during the month of July and August. (more...)

Review Roundup: Menier Chocolate Factory's THE COLOR PURPLE
by Review Roundups - Jul 16, 2013

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NYC's Vocal Ensemble Tenet Announces Fifth Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2013

TENET, one of New York's preeminent vocal ensembles, under the artistic direction of soprano Jolle Greenleaf, announces its fifth New York season with 5 major events highlighting the music of Claudio Monteverdi, Henry Purcell, Michael Praetorius and other renaissance and baroque masters. Tickets for TENET's series performances are available by visiting (http://www.tenetnyc.com/) or calling Showclix at (888) 71-TICKETS (888-718-4253). (more...)

Trisha Jeffrey to Lead Mercury Theater Chicago's THE COLOR PURPLE, Begin. 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, previewing August 14, opening Monday, August 26 at 7:30p.m., and running through October 27, 2013. (more...)

Houston Early Music Festival to Welcome Ciaramella, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Los Angeles-based Ciaramella will perform songs, dances and sacred chants from medieval and Renaissance times as a part of Houston Early Music's 2014-2015 season series. Presented as a main-stage concert for the Houston Early Music Festival, the ensemble's performance, titled 'Make A Joyful Noise' will take place at Houston's First Evangelical Lutheran Church on Sunday, Feb. 15, at 3 p.m. (more...)

CINDERELLA to End on Broadway This Winter; NeNe Leakes Joins the Cast Before Closing
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

Producers of the Tony Award-winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella (Broadway Theatre, 1681 Broadway) -- Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis -- announce that the actress and reality television sensation NeNe Leakes (THE REAL HOUSEWIVES OF ATLANTA) will be the newest star to join the cast, startingNovember 25, when she steps into the role of Cinderella's wicked stepmother Madame. (more...)

2nd Reading of VIRTUE Added Due to Overwhelming Response at ELLEN ARNOLD GROFF STUDIO SERIES
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2014

Photo of Ellen Arnold Groff courtesy Intelligencer Journal/New Era, Lancaster, PA. Due to Overwhelming Demand, VIRTUE Gets 2nd Staged Reading! (more...)

BWW Reviews: AND THEN THERE WERE NONE Will Kill You at The Fulton
by Marakay Rogers - Feb 2, 2015

Agatha Christie fans, rejoice. Everyone else rejoice, too. Marc Robin's new production of the Christie classic is absolutely worth it. (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere Musical WITNESS UGANDA at American Repertory Theater
by Nancy Grossman - Feb 19, 2014

WITNESS UGANDA explores the American impulse to change the world. It is an electrifying production that combines stellar design elements, breathtaking choreography, and an ensemble of energetic young artists committed to telling their story. Artistic Director Diane Paulus again shows her flair for guiding a complex production and getting the best from her performers. (more...)

Woodie King's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival to Feature S. Epatha Merkerson, Great Divas of Gospel & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Woodie King Jr's National Black Touring Circuit's 2014 Black History Month Play Festival, in conjunction with Voza Rivers/New Heritage Theatre Group, will present "The Great Divas of Gospel" on Saturday, February 22 at 7:30pm and Sunday, February 23 at 3:00pm at the New York Academy of Medicine, 103rd St. & Fifth Avenue. (more...)

Kimmel Center Kicks Off 2013-14 Winter Holiday Highlights
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2013

The holidays are upon us with plenty to celebrate at the Kimmel Center's campus of events and performances. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: Cicely Tyson Makes a Joyful Noise in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL
by Jan Nargi - Dec 1, 2014

Cicely Tyson reprises her Tony Award-winning role as Carrie Watts in Horton Foote's poignant American classic THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL now in its only east coast engagement at the Emerson/Cutler Majestic Theatre in Boston, Mass. The ArtsEmerson World on Stage production continues through December 7. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Montae Russell Channels Charlie 'Bird' Parker in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic
by Shari Barrett - Aug 16, 2014

Charlie 'Bird' Parker's belief that "music is like a fire to warm your hands on" and a "joyful noise" is currently being celebrated in BIRD LIVES! at the Chromolume Theatre at the Attic starring Montae Russell as the jazz icon. Written by Willard Manus and directed by Tommy Hicks, the play continues with a strictly limited engagement through September 21 only. (more...)

Trisha Jeffrey Leads Mercury Theater Chicago's THE COLOR PURPLE, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, previewing tonight, August 14, opening Monday, August 26 at 7:30p.m., and running through October 27, 2013. (more...)

Trisha Jeffrey and More Star in Mercury Theater Chicago's THE COLOR PURPLE, Now thru 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2013

Mercury Theater Chicago, 3745 N Southport Ave., presents the Broadway musical THE COLOR PURPLE, based on the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Alice Walker, previewing tonight, August 14, opening Monday, August 26 at 7:30p.m., and running through October 27, 2013. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Austin (more...)

Stage 48 to Welcome Raw Oyster Cult With Members of The Radiators, Papa Grows Funk, & Johnny Sketch, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

On Friday, May 30, RAW OYSTER CULT, featuring Dave Malone, Frank Bua Jr and Camile Baudoin of The Radiators, John Gros of Papa Grows Funk, and Dave Pomerleau of Johnny Sketch will perform at Stage 48 with special guests THE HOOCHIE COOCHIE MEN. Doors open at 6:00pm, and the show begins at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25 in advance, $30 at the door, and $50 for Seated VIP and can be purchased at Nolafunk.com or Ticketweb.com. All tickets are General Admission and patrons must be 16 or over to enter. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/20/2014
by BWW - Apr 20, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/20/2014 for Austin (more...)

Number 10! Tommy Tune to Receive Lifetime Achievement Tony Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Tommy Tune, a nine-time Tony Award winner is going to have to make some room on his already over-crowded shelves as the Tonys have just revealed that he will receive this year's Lifetime Achivement special Tony Award. (more...)

Bach Choir of Bethlehem to Hold 108th Annual Bach Festival in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

This spring the lovely historic town of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, will once again welcome Bach lovers from around the country to celebrate the incomparable Bach Choir of Bethlehem, one of America's oldest and most cherished musical institutions. Two weekends in May-May 1 - 2 and 8 - 9, 2015-will offer a wide range of events, including concerts, lectures and, for the first time, an imaginative re-creation in downtown Bethlehem of Leipzig's historic Zimmermann's Coffee House, the scene of many first performances of Bach's instrumental works and secular cantatas, including the celebrated Coffee Cantata. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Austin - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Austin (more...)

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