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BWW Reviews: The Who's TOMMY at Mad Cow TheatreBWW Reviews: The Who's TOMMY at Mad Cow Theatre
by Justin J Sacramone - Oct 8, 2014

Season 18 at the Mad Cow Theatre Company is here, and up first: THE WHO'S TOMMY. The 1993 Best Musical nominee is considered to be Broadway's first Rock Opera turned Rock Musical. Shows like Greenday's AMERICAN IDIOT, Stew's PASSING STRANGE, and, more recently, David Byrne and Fatboy Slim's HERE LIES LOVE all followed. But it was The Who that first took their concept rock album and turned it into a warm-blooded stage musical. In doing so they attracted a younger audience (that once looked at Musical Theatre as something their grandparents listened to on vinyl) to Broadway. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of SDMT's NEXT TO NORMALSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of SDMT's NEXT TO NORMAL
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2014

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the Pulitzer Prize winning NEXT TO NORMAL, with four more performances through Oct. 12 at the North Park Theatre. Check out a new video below! (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY, Beginning TonightCharlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Signature Theatre presents Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre today, October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

CHITA'S BACK at Birdland TonightCHITA'S BACK at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Birdland is proud to announce the return of Broadway icon Chita Rivera in Chita's Back! this week, October 7 - 11, 2014. (more...)

Randy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this WeekRandy Graff, Amanda McBroom & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Scoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGONScoop: Roger Rees, Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean, & Laura Osnes & More Join Cast of Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

This just in! Previously announced Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will be joined by Tony Award winner Roger Rees, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse, and Don Stephenson in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Kelly Briggs and Jerry Christakos Star in LOVELY in NYC, 10/12Kelly Briggs and Jerry Christakos Star in LOVELY in NYC, 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2014

Broadway Veterans Kelly Briggs ( Les Miserables, CATS) and Jerry Christakos ( Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jekyll & Hyde) along with musical director John McMahon will bring their Award Winning show Lovely. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/05/2014Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 10/05/2014
by BWW - Oct 5, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/05/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for October 6-October 12Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for October 6-October 12
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 5, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: Chita Rivera in 'CHITA'S BACK!,' Joanna Gleason with Well Strung, 54 Sings Sinatra, The Newtildas: Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, & Ava Ulloa, and Lesli Margherita in 'All Hail the Queen.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/05/2014Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/05/2014
by BWW - Oct 5, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/05/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Sunday Special: Celebrating Living Legend Terrence McNally of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAYSunday Special: Celebrating Living Legend Terrence McNally of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY
by Louisa Brady - Oct 5, 2014

Four time Tony Award Winner Terrence McNally's IT'S ONLY A PLAY is opening on Thursday, October 9th at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. In anticipation of McNally's upcoming opening night, BroadwayWorld is taking a look at his legendary career over the past several decades. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Deep Dish Theater's THE LANDING, Opening TonightPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Deep Dish Theater's THE LANDING, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

A math-obsessed boy discovers wonders in the stars, a historic brick exerts an ominous influence on a loveable aunt, and two new parents begin to wonder what lies behind their son's improbable stories in The Landing, the new musical by celebrated composer John Kander and presented by the Deep Dish Theater Company. The regional premiere will open tonight, on Halloween, and play through November 22, continuing the company's fourteenth season at University Mall. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL Returns to London, Jan 9BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL Returns to London, Jan 9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

Ten years after the last known sighting, Bat Boy will return to sink his fangs into the London stage in a brand new production in The Large at Southwark Playhouse from Friday 9 January to Saturday 31 January 2015. On sale now. (more...)

THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB to Open 2014-15 MTC MainStage SeasonTHE WORLD GOES 'ROUND: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB to Open 2014-15 MTC MainStage Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, opens its 2014/2015 Season with 'The World Goes 'Round: The Songs of Kander & Ebb' is an award-winning celebration of one of Broadway's hottest composing teams, with songs from 'Chicago,' 'Cabaret' and more. Performances are November 7-23. Fridays at8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at The Melissa & Doug Theatre at The New MTC, 509 Westport Avenue (behind the Jones New York and Nine West Outlet) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $30-$50 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: Balenciaga Is The New Black, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at Theatre UCFBWW Reviews: Balenciaga Is The New Black, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at Theatre UCF
by Justin J Sacramone - Oct 30, 2014

It's inevitable, like enjoying UCF's hypnotic production, that you'll come face to face with Her kiss. Aurora is her name and playing the dance of death is her game. All I can say is, 'Sorry' to those of you that missed out on UCF's Kiss of the Spider Woman. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at Theatre UCFPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at Theatre UCF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical Kiss of the Spider Woman opens at the Theatre UCF Main Stage on October 16 and runs through October 26. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Deep Dish Theater Presents Regional Premiere of THE LANDINGDeep Dish Theater Presents Regional Premiere of THE LANDING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

A math-obsessed boy discovers wonders in the stars, a historic brick exerts an ominous influence on a loveable aunt, and two new parents begin to wonder what lies behind their son's improbable stories in The Landing, the new musical by celebrated composer John Kander and presented by the Deep Dish Theater Company. The regional premiere will open on Halloween and play through November 22, continuing the company's fourteenth season at University Mall. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 29, 2014

Today we are talking to a world famous triple-threat star of stage and screen who first shot to fame in the 1980s as the first African American Miss America and found considerable success as a recording artist and actress thereafter, the divine Vanessa Williams. Sharing sage wisdom from her life and career as well as reflecting on many of her most popular properties to date, Williams reveals some of her many secrets to success while also looking ahead to next month's hotly anticipated all-star concert presentation of legendary Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical SHOW BOAT, co-starring Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander and many more along with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Ted Sperling. Also, Williams shares her enthusiasm for setting out to create new renditions of some of SHOW BOAT's most noted selections, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine'. Additionally, Williams opens up about her multiple musical theatre endeavors highlighting the work of Stephen Sondheim, including the Tony Award-winning 2002 Best Revival production of INTO THE WOODS and the recent original revue SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Plus, Williams details her ongoing participation in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, after having starred in the well-received Broadway production last season and now finishing up headlining the Los Angeles production before bringing the drama to Boston. All of that, Kiss of the Spider Woman memories, saving Audra McDonald's wedding day and much, much more with one of Broadway's brightest stars! (more...)

Evelyn Clary Performs Halloween Concert to Benefit Columbia Children's Theatre TonightEvelyn Clary Performs Halloween Concert to Benefit Columbia Children's Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Soprano Evelyn Clary will present an evening of Halloween-inspired music at Columbia Children's Theatre in Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Dr. at 7:30 pm tonight, Oct 28. Admission is free with a donation to Columbia Children's Theatre. The concert is recommended for adults and children 10 years of age and older. Guests are welcome to come dressed in their best haute Halloween couture. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This WinterThe Collegiate Chorale to Perform NOT THE MESSIAH at Carnegie Hall This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The Collegiate Chorale presents the New York City premiere of Eric Idle and John Du Prez's Not The Messiah (He's a Very Naughty Boy) at Carnegie Hall, December 15-16, 2014 at 8pm. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley, Heidi Blickenstaff & More Set for 92Y's LYRICS & LYRICISTS 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

2Y announces casting for Lyrics & Lyricists 2015, the 45th season of the acclaimed American Songbook series. Cady Huffman, Liz Callaway, Kate Baldwin, Peter Cincotti and Jason Danieley are among the performers interpreting the works of Stephen Sondheim; Irving Berlin; Sheldon Harnick; and such songwriters as Cole Porter, Duke Ellington and Leonard Bernstein, who so eloquently illuminated New York City's essence in song. Mitzi Gaynor makes a special guest appearance for the show on Hollywood's Leading Ladies - only the fourth time the legendary entertainer has performed in New York City. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/26/2014Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/26/2014
by BWW - Oct 26, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/26/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents CHICAGO, Now thru 11/9Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents CHICAGO, Now thru 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The '20s come roaring back with a vengeance when the six-time Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO makes its Atlanta Lyric Theatre debut today, October 24 - November 9, 2014 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). (more...)

Olivier Nominee Brent Barrett to Premiere New Show 'LIFE IS' at the Metropolitan Room Next MonthOlivier Nominee Brent Barrett to Premiere New Show 'LIFE IS' at the Metropolitan Room Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

This November, Olivier Award nominee and celebrated Broadway favorite Brent Barrett (Chicago; Kiss Me, Kate; Annie Get Your Gun) will debut his new cabaret act 'LIFE IS: THE SONGS OF KANDER & EBB' at New York's famed Metropolitan Room (34 W. 22nd St.). (more...)

BWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street TheatreBWW Review: WHAT MAKES A MAN at the Berkley Street Theatre
by Dennis Kucherawy - Oct 22, 2014

While reviewing What Makes a Man (WMAM), now playing at the Berkley Street Theatre, it's tempting to comment on what's not there, what could and should be there, rather than what is there. What is on display is a marvelous musical stage portrait of Charles Aznavour, the world renowned French singer/songwriter, actor and political activist/diplomat. A man of the world, he is capable of singing in five languages. One of the last surviving 'showmen,' he still is capable of filling the world's most prestigious concert halls. For example, a year ago he performed for the first time in 25 years at London's Royal Albert Hall. Demand was so great, a second concert was booked there for this past June. (more...)

Sundance Institute Sets Projects, Artists for Fall Theatre LabsSundance Institute Sets Projects, Artists for Fall Theatre Labs
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Sundance Institute today announced the projects and artists that will participate in its two Fall artist development programs: the inaugural Playwrights Studio at Flying Point in Water Mill, NY (October 19-26), as well as the two-week Theatre Lab (November 30 - December 14) for musical theatre, ensemble-generated projects and solo work at the Massachusetts Museum of Contemporary Art (MASS MoCA). Under the supervision of Artistic Director Philip Himberg and Producing Director Christopher Hibma, the initiatives are among the Theatre Program's five annual Labs and Residencies for theatre artists and part of the 24 artist residency labs across many creative disciplines Sundance Institute offers annually. (more...)

Warner Stage Company's Main Stage Season Opens with RAGTIME, 11/1Warner Stage Company's Main Stage Season Opens with RAGTIME, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

The Warner Stage Company's 2014-2015 Main Stage season opens with one of the greatest musicals of our time on November 1st with RAGTIME - The Musical. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/19/2014Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/19/2014
by BWW - Oct 19, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/19/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 SeasonJeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington is thrilled to announce its exciting 2014-15 Season, which includes magical evenings with some of Broadway's Brightest Stars! (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens Tonight at Theatre UCFPhoto Flash: KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Opens Tonight at Theatre UCF
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical Kiss of the Spider Woman opens at the Theatre UCF Main Stage tonight, October 16 and runs through October 26. Scroll down for a first look at the cast! (more...)

Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky Developing MADAME SOUSATZKA Musical?Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky Developing MADAME SOUSATZKA Musical?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The New York Post writes that convicted forger and producer Garth Drabinsky is planning his next stage project. Rumor is Drabinsky, producing via entertainment company StageVentures, has booked Toronto's Elgin Theatre for a new musical based on the 1988 film MADAME SOUSATZKA, which he produced, starring Shirley MacLaine. (more...)

Chita Rivera and John Doyle Will Reunite for Conversation at Classic Stage CompanyChita Rivera and John Doyle Will Reunite for Conversation at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

On Sunday, November 16 (7:30pm), Classic Stage Company Associate Director and Tony Award winner John Doyle will take a look back at the legendary work of Chita Rivera. Doyle and Rivera will discuss the stage and film star's six-decade career in which she became the first Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a nine-time Tony Award nominee. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Deep Dish Theater's THE LANDINGPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of Deep Dish Theater's THE LANDING
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

A math-obsessed boy discovers wonders in the stars, a historic brick exerts an ominous influence on a loveable aunt, and two new parents begin to wonder what lies behind their son's improbable stories in The Landing, the new musical by celebrated composer John Kander and presented by the Deep Dish Theater Company. The regional premiere will open on Halloween and play through November 22, continuing the company's fourteenth season at University Mall. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Terrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's  2015 Featured PlaywrightTerrence McNally Announced as Eclipse Theatre Company's 2015 Featured Playwright
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Chicago's Eclipse Theatre Company, the Midwest's only theatre company to focus on a single playwright each season, will feature the works of award-winning American playwright Terrence McNally for their 2015 Season. Eclipse will explore the range of McNally's output with three full productions, plus readings and public events about the playwright. (more...)

Evelyn Clary to Perform Halloween Concert to Benefit Columbia Children's Theatre, 10/28Evelyn Clary to Perform Halloween Concert to Benefit Columbia Children's Theatre, 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Soprano Evelyn Clary will present an evening of Halloween-inspired music at Columbia Children's Theatre in Richland Mall, 3400 Forest Dr. at 7:30 pm on Tuesday, Oct 28. Admission is free with a donation to Columbia Children's Theatre. The concert is recommended for adults and children 10 years of age and older. Guests are welcome to come dressed in their best haute Halloween couture. (more...)

Photo Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

There was a happening on West 44th Street! For a week, Chita Rivera brought her joyful, razzle-dazzling nightclub act to Birdland, which she calls her favorite room in the city. “These walls are filled with the best music! Playing Birdland just makes me feel cool,” she proclaimed. As if her iconic Broadway career wasn't cool enough, “Chita's Back” was a concert for the history books – with the ever-youthful legend in fine fettle; singing, dancing and telling some of the best insider stories any theater-lover could hope for. Material from Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story and The Visitwere included, as well as a James Taylor duet with daughter, Lisa Mordente. The swinging was band led by guitarist/percussionist Michael Croiter, with Michael Patrick Walker on piano, Jim Donica on bass, and Dan Willis on saxophone. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/12/2014Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 10/12/2014
by BWW - Oct 12, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/12/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents CHICAGO 10/24 - 11/9Atlanta Lyric Theatre Presents CHICAGO 10/24 - 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2014

The '20s come roaring back with a vengeance when the six-time Tony Award-winning musical CHICAGO makes its Atlanta Lyric Theatre debut October 24 - November 9, 2014 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Natascia Diaz of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at 54 BelowBWW Interviews: Natascia Diaz of KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN at 54 Below
by Jena Tesse Fox - Oct 11, 2014

Natascia Diaz talks about returning to Kiss of the Spider Woman at 54 Below six years after first playing the title role in Washington, D.C. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Returns to the Segerstrom in SIMPLY BROADWAY TonightBrian Stokes Mitchell Returns to the Segerstrom in SIMPLY BROADWAY Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Broadway's favorite leading man, Brian Stokes Mitchell, opens Segerstrom Center's 2014 - 2015 Cabaret Season with his one-man-show Simply Broadway tonight, October 10 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

Lee Percy to Make Directorial Debut with DREAMING AMERICAN Short FilmLee Percy to Make Directorial Debut with DREAMING AMERICAN Short Film
by Movies News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Emmy-award winning editor Lee Percy is known for his work editing Oscar-winning performances like William Hurt in Kiss of the Spider Woman, Jeremy Irons in Reversal of Fortune and Hilary Swank in Boys Don't Cry, as well as major studio films like Single White Female, Murder By Numbers, Carrie (2013), Salt and more. Now, Lee seeks to bring attention to the immigration debate in his exciting directorial and writing debut of the new short film Dreaming American. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Brian Stokes Mitchell On THE BAND WAGON At Encores!, Plus GLEE Final Season, SWEENEY TODD, New Albums & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 5, 2014

Today we are talking to a spectacularly gifted Tony Award-winning stage and screen performer known for originating numerous memorable roles in both new musicals and revivals as well as starring in this month's Encores! special presentation of THE BAND WAGON, Brian Stokes Mitchell. Opening up about the new stage-to-screen adaptation of the movie musical classic while granting a rare few moments for a chat while on a break, Mitchell shares his enthusiasm for re-teaming with frequent collaborator director/choreographer Kathleen Marhshall as well as what audiences can expect from the brand new concert presentation while also commenting on his starry assortment of fellow players in the production, including Tracey Ullman, Michael McKean and Laura Osnes. Furthermore, Mitchell offers first news of his return to FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE for its final season and preliminarily clues us in to what we can expect from his last appearance on the series. Additionally, Mitchell reflects on his starring role in the 2002 Kennedy Center production of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler's SWEENEY TODD and whether he would be interested in pursuing that part again in the future. Plus, Mitchell reveals he has recorded a series of studio albums awaiting release and shares his opinions on what material he would like to record in the future. All of that, thoughts on THE PRINCE OF EGYPT and if it could work onstage, his upcoming Christmas concert series with the Cincinnati Symphony, Kiss of the Spider Woman memories and much, much more in this exclusive conversation with one of Broadway's most beloved leading men! (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!Breaking News: Vanessa Williams, Julian Ovenden and More to Lead New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT This November!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will present a semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning musical Show Boat, November 5 - 8, 2014. Vanessa Williams will star as Julie, Julian Ovenden will star as Gaylord Ravenal, and Lauren Worsham will star as Magnolia, all in their Philharmonic debuts. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays to Present THE BOOK OF MERMAN, Beginning Jan 17Pride Films and Plays to Present THE BOOK OF MERMAN, Beginning Jan 17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Pride Films and Plays announces that Sam Button-Harrison* and Dan Gold join Libby Lane* as the cast of The Book of Merman, a new musical comedy by Jeff Award-winning playwright Leo Schwartz. The show opens on January 17, 2015 at Mary's Attic, 5400 North Clark Street. (more...)

New York Pops to Honor Kathleen & Rob Marshall at 2015 GalaNew York Pops to Honor Kathleen & Rob Marshall at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

?On Monday, May 4, 2015, The New York Pops celebrates its 32nd birthday with a grand gala evening honoring three-time Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall and Academy Award-nominated director-choreographer Rob Marshall. The event will be a true family affair, featuring highlights from the siblings' greatest triumphs in theatre, television, and film. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/3/14 - THE OLDEST BOY, Patti LuPone, Alice Ripley, Jessie Mueller and Mary Rodgers!WAKE UP with BWW 11/3/14 - THE OLDEST BOY, Patti LuPone, Alice Ripley, Jessie Mueller and Mary Rodgers!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 3, 2014

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: THE OLDEST BOY opens, Patti LuPone, Alice Ripley, Jessie Mueller and more bring their talents to three different cabaret shows tonight, and Broadway joins together in celebration of Mary Rodgers Guettel! (more...)

And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!And the Verdict Is... Meet the Full Cast of Broadway's IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 2, 2014

The star-studded Broadway production of the backstage comedy It's Only A Play, by 4-time Tony Award winner Terrence McNally, opened on October 9, 2014, at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 11/02/2014Now Playing Onstage in Albuquerque - Week of 11/02/2014
by BWW - Nov 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/02/2014 for Albuquerque (more...)

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