Grosses
Reviews

Theatre Information

Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

Get Show News + Discounts


Merrily We Roll Along - 1981 Broadway Page 78


Paper Mill Playhouse Announces Rising Star NominationsPaper Mill Playhouse Announces Rising Star Nominations
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Since their inception in 1996 the Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey. Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award® nominee Anne Hathaway, Tony® award winner Laura Benanti, and 2011 Tony® nominee, Nikki M. James. (more...)

BACK-2-BASICS Returns To Don't Tell Mama, 5/25 & 6/25BACK-2-BASICS Returns To Don't Tell Mama, 5/25 & 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

FRANK ZAGOTTIS returns to Don't Tell Mama with his sell out cabaret show BACK 2 BASICS on May 25th at 7pm with an additional 'Gay Pride Weekend' performance on Saturday, June 25 at 6pm. (more...)

Richard Israel on Directing GYPSY for West Coast EnsembleRichard Israel on Directing GYPSY for West Coast Ensemble
by Ellen Dostal - May 9, 2011

West Coast Ensemble and director Richard Israel get ready to for a much-anticipated GYPSY that will run May 13 - July 3 at the Theatre of Arts Arena Stage in Hollywood. (more...)

Chocolate Factory Announces European Premiere Of Sondheim's ROAD SHOW, From July 6Chocolate Factory Announces European Premiere Of Sondheim's ROAD SHOW, From July 6
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Following on from the Menier Chocolate Factory's acclaimed productions of Sunday in the Park with George and A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's latest musical, ROAD SHOW, directed and designed by the Tony Award-winning John Doyle and featuring David Bedella, Michael Jibson, Jon Robyns and Gillian Bevan, premieres in a brand new production at the Menier Chocolate Factory on 6 July 2011. (more...)

Martha Lorin Set for 'Love Me Or Leave Me - A Tribute to Ruth Etting' at Milford Theatre, 5/14Martha Lorin Set for 'Love Me Or Leave Me - A Tribute to Ruth Etting' at Milford Theatre, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2011

The Historic Milford Theatre welcomes 'LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME' Martha Lorin's Tribute to Ruth Etting. (more...)

World Premiere by Bacharach/Slater, SCOTTSBORO BOYS et al. Set for Old Globe in 2011-2012; Full Season AnnouncedWorld Premiere by Bacharach/Slater, SCOTTSBORO BOYS et al. Set for Old Globe in 2011-2012; Full Season Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced that The Old Globe will produce the World Premieres of four new plays and musicals in its 2011-12 Winter Season. The season will feature the World Premiere musicals Some Lovers by music legend Burt Bacharach and Tony Award winner Steven Sater and Nobody Loves You by Gaby Alter and Itamar Moses, as well as the West Coast Premiere of John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Scottsboro Boys, recently nominated for 12 Tony Awards including Best Musical, directed and choreographed by five-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman. The two plays receiving World Premiere productions are Somewhere by Globe Playwright-in-Residence Matthew Lopez and The Recommendation by Jonathan Caren. The new season also includes revivals of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show and the Eugene O'Neill classic Anna Christie directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner David Auburn. Special events include the World Premiere of Odyssey by Todd Almond, a music theater event conceived and directed by Lear deBessonet celebrating the Globe's 75th Anniversary, The Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program production of Twelfth Night and Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!, which returns for its 14th consecutive year. (more...)

West Coast Ensemble Presents GYPSY, Opens May 13West Coast Ensemble Presents GYPSY, Opens May 13
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

West Coast Ensemble presents GYPSY, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents, musical direction by Johanna Kent, choreography by John Todd and directed by Richard Israel. (more...)

Jerome Elliott Appears at Joslyn Center, 5/15Jerome Elliott Appears at Joslyn Center, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2011

Desert singer Jerome Elliott caps a season marked by critically acclaimed debuts in New York and Los Angeles with his new show, Crawling Back to Broadway at Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert's Joslyn Center on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at a 2 PM matinee. Tickets are $10 cash only at the door with complimentary wine before the show. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 4th, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 4th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - May 4, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Jeff Award nominations, Tony Award nominations, 'Nunset Boulevard,' 'The Drowsy Chaperone,' 'The Phantom Of The Opera,' 'A Little Night Music,' 'Alien Queen,' more.... (more...)

2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Leading Actor in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards Nominees: 'Leading Actor in a Musical'
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

Nominations in 26 competitive categories for the American Theatre Wing's 65th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were announced May 3, 2011 by Tony Award winning actor Matthew Broderick and Tony Award winning actress Anika Noni Rose, at the Tony Award Nominations Announcement sponsored by IBM. (more...)

Planet Connections Presents DISENCHANTED: A NEW MUSICALPlanet Connections Presents DISENCHANTED: A NEW MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

The Planet Connections Festivity presents a free staged reading of Disenchanted: A New Musical written by Nikki M. Jenkins. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company Presents MILE MARKERS 2011, 6/14Route 66 Theatre Company Presents MILE MARKERS 2011, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Route 66 Theatre Company will hold its annual benefit, Milemarkers on June 14, 2011 at 7:30PM at the Mercury Theater, the current home of its critical and box office smash A Twist of Water, which plays through June 26. This is a one night only event on June 14. (more...)

Frank Zagottis to Perform BACK 2 BASICS Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, 6/25Frank Zagottis to Perform BACK 2 BASICS Cabaret Show at Don't Tell Mama, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2011

Writer, Producer, Director, Actor and 'all around nice guy' FRANK ZAGOTTIS returns to Don't Tell Mama with his sell-out cabaret show BACK 2 BASICS on Saturday, June 25 at 6pm for a special Gay Pride Weekend performance (more...)

InDepth InterView: Jonathan GroffInDepth InterView: Jonathan Groff
by Pat Cerasaro - May 28, 2011

Today, we are talking to GLEE fan favorite - as Jesse St. James - and theatre superstar - from SPRING AWAKENING on Broadway to DEATHTRAP in the West End - the charismatic and magnetic Jonathan Groff. In this world exclusive interview, Jonathan and I discuss all things GLEE and all about working on the second season of the hit show - and, most importantly, everything about the season finale - with GLEE stars Lea Michele, Cheyenne Jackson, and Charice, in addition to working with Kristin Chenoweth, Idina Menzel and GLEE creator/show-runner Ryan Murphy. Additionally, in this complete conversation, we take a look back at Groff's many stage roles ranging from HAIR and THE BACCHAE in Central Park for the Public Theater, to SPRING AWAKENING on Broadway, DEATHTRAP in the West End, as well as his debut in IN MY LIFE - a show whose composer/lyricist/writer, Joe Brooks, was just in the news following his apparent suicide this weekend. Jonathan and I also touch on his blazing feature film debut in Ang Lee's TAKING WOODSTOCK co-starring Liev Schreiber, as well as his work on the pilot for Ryan Murphy's PRETTY/HANDSOME, co-starring Joseph Fiennes and Blythe Danner, and his participation in the new independent film TWELVE THIRTY. We also take a look ahead to the future and deduce what is next for one of the brightest talents on Broadway - all of that and much, much more! (more...)

BACK-2-BASICS Returns To Don't Tell Mama, 5/25 & 6/25BACK-2-BASICS Returns To Don't Tell Mama, 5/25 & 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2011

FRANK ZAGOTTIS returns to Don't Tell Mama with his sell out cabaret show BACK 2 BASICS on May 25th at 7pm with an additional 'Gay Pride Weekend' performance on Saturday, June 25 at 6pm. (more...)

Gardiner, Odmark, et al. Set for BWAY DUETS Cabaret at the Signature, 6/7-11Gardiner, Odmark, et al. Set for BWAY DUETS Cabaret at the Signature, 6/7-11
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2011

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre completes its 21st season with 'Broadway Duets' - a cabaret performance celebrating some of the greatest duets ever written for the Broadway stage. Presenting classic songs by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many more will be four favorites of the Signature stage - Felicia Curry (Les Misérables), James Gardiner ([title of show]), Jake Odmark (Sunset Boulevard), and Bayla Whitten (Chess). Renowned duets from Wicked, Damn Yankees, Godspell, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Aida, among others, will be featured by the talented foursome. Directed by Signature's Resident Director Matthew Gardiner (Side by Side by Sondheim, Art) in the intimacy of the 110-seat ARK Theatre, 'Broadway Duets' will be presented from June 7th through June 11th. (more...)

Encores! 2012 to Feature MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, PIPE DREAM & GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDESEncores! 2012 to Feature MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, PIPE DREAM & GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2011

New York City Center's 19th Encores! season will open in City Center's newly restored and renovated theater on February 8, 2012 with Stephen Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along, and will continue with Rodgers and Hammerstein's rarely seen Pipe Dream on March 28¸ followed by Jule Styne and Leo Robin's Gentlemen Prefer Blondes on May 9. For the first time, each musical will play for seven performances. (more...)

Cabrillo Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Opens July 22Cabrillo Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC, Opens July 22
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2011

The hills will be alive in Thousand Oaks as Cabrillo Music Theatre proudly announces its brand-new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 18th, 2011'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 18th, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - May 18, 2011

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to New York. Our top rated musicals, 'Porgy And Bess,' 'Murder For Two,' 'Something's Afoot,' 'Street Scene,' 'Adding Machine,' 'A Minister's Wife,' more.... (more...)

Jerome Elliott Appears at Joslyn Center, 5/15Jerome Elliott Appears at Joslyn Center, 5/15
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

Desert singer Jerome Elliott caps a season marked by critically acclaimed debuts in New York and Los Angeles with his new show, Crawling Back to Broadway at Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert's Joslyn Center on Sunday, May 15, 2011 at a 2 PM matinee. Tickets are $10 cash only at the door with complimentary wine before the show. (more...)

THE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE Closes 5/15 at El Portal TheatreTHE PRISONER OF SECOND AVENUE Closes 5/15 at El Portal Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2011

Actors Annie Korzen, Ron Orbach, DeeDee Rescher, and Carol Ita White join stars Jason Alexander and Gina Hecht in the special three-week engagement of the comedy The Prisoner of Second Avenue by Neil Simon. Directed by Glenn Casale, the production close May 15, 2011 at El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood. (more...)

Martha Lorin Set for 'Love Me Or Leave Me - A Tribute to Ruth Etting' at Milford Theatre, 5/14Martha Lorin Set for 'Love Me Or Leave Me - A Tribute to Ruth Etting' at Milford Theatre, 5/14
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2011

The Historic Milford Theatre welcomes 'LOVE ME OR LEAVE ME' Martha Lorin's Tribute to Ruth Etting. (more...)

BACK-2-BASICS Returns To Don't Tell Mama, 5/25 & 6/25BACK-2-BASICS Returns To Don't Tell Mama, 5/25 & 6/25
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

FRANK ZAGOTTIS returns to Don't Tell Mama with his sell out cabaret show BACK 2 BASICS on May 25th at 7pm with an additional 'Gay Pride Weekend' performance on Saturday, June 25 at 6pm. (more...)

West Coast Ensemble Presents GYPSY, Opens May 13West Coast Ensemble Presents GYPSY, Opens May 13
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2011

West Coast Ensemble presents GYPSY, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents, musical direction by Johanna Kent, choreography by John Todd and directed by Richard Israel. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Maria Friedman, Musical Theatre Star and Vocalist For STRICTLY GERSHWINBWW Interviews: Maria Friedman, Musical Theatre Star and Vocalist For STRICTLY GERSHWIN
by Carrie Dunn - May 11, 2011

The Olivier-winning star talks Gershwin, Sondheim, Bryn Terfel and when she'll be back on a West End stage... (more...)

Martha Lorin Returns to LA's Gardenia With Love Me Or Leave Me May 21Martha Lorin Returns to LA's Gardenia With Love Me Or Leave Me May 21
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2011

Tome Rolla's Gardenia, Eric Bufano and Lampkin Music Group presents Martha Lorin in 'Love Me Or Leave Me - A Tribute to Ruth Etting' ONE SHOW ONLY! Saturday, May 21st, 2011. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! Closes 5/1Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! Closes 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

The Colony Theatre Company is excited to present the fifth and final production of its 36th season, the classy, sassy musical, THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!, conceived by Fran Charnas, directed & choreographed by Murphy Cross and Paul Kreppel (Jay Johnson: The Two and Only!) with musical direction by Dean Mora. THE ALL NIGHT STRUT! will close on Sunday, May 1 at The Colony Theatre, 555 North Third Street (at Cypress) adjacent to the Burbank Town Center. (more...)

Luker, Von Essen, Cavenaugh, Balgord & More to Star in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY; Previews Start June 10Luker, Von Essen, Cavenaugh, Balgord & More to Star in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY; Previews Start June 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company announced the full company of the new musical Death Takes A Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes. The cast will include Linda Balgord (Contessa Danielli), Matt Cavenaugh (Eric Fenton), Mara Davi (Alice), Joy Hermalyn (Cora), Jay Jaski (Lorenzo), Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Julian Ovenden (Prince Sirki / Death), Jill Paice (Grazia), Michael Siberry (Duke Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele), Max Von Essen (Corrado Montelli). (more...)

STRICTLY GERSHWIN Returns To Royal Albert Hall June 9-19STRICTLY GERSHWIN Returns To Royal Albert Hall June 9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Following a sell-out season in 2008, Strictly Gershwin returns to the Royal Albert Hall for 13 performances only from Thursday 9 June - Sunday 19 June 2011. (more...)

Marc Kudisch, Julia Murney Headline Signature's Summer Cabaret SeriesMarc Kudisch, Julia Murney Headline Signature's Summer Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Virginia's Signature Theatre heats up during the dog days of summer with their annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret, a 3-week series featuring thirteen individual acts sure to keep things red hot. Headlining the talented array of solo artists assembled will be Tony Award® nominee Marc Kudisch (Broadway's 9 to 5, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, andThoroughly Modern Millie) with his What Makes Me Tick cabaret coming straight from Feinstein's. Broadway star Julia Murney (Elphaba in Wicked and a Drama Desk nominee for The Wild Party) will also be performing for two nights with her own mix of renowned stage songs. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2011

Virginia's Signature Theatre heats up during the dog days of summer with their annual Sizzlin' Summer Cabaret, a 3-week series featuring thirteen individual acts sure to keep things red hot. (more...)

Maria Friedman On Board for National Ballet's STRICTLY GERSHWIN, June 9Maria Friedman On Board for National Ballet's STRICTLY GERSHWIN, June 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2011

Following a sell-out season in 2008, Strictly Gershwin returns to the Royal Albert Hall for 13 performances only from Thursday 9 June - Sunday 19 June 2011. English National Ballet and an array of special guests will celebrate one of the finest composers of all time, the big band era and the razzmatazz of the forties for this in-the-round dance spectacular. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS:  DAY 26 - Raul Esparza, ROCKY HORROR & COMPANY SPOTLIGHT ON THE 2011 TONY AWARDS: DAY 26 - Raul Esparza, ROCKY HORROR & COMPANY
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 7, 2011

Today we are featuring one of Broadway's most accomplished and charismatic leading men who has solidified himself as one of the premiere theatrical interpreters of our age in his performances on Broadway in both musicals and plays, off-Broadway and even in Shakespeare-In-The-Park productions: Raul Esparza. Mr. Esparza can certainly do it all and even though he has yet to take home a Tony Award of his own, he has enacted two of the most memorable recent performances on the yearly telecast: first, in his Broadway debut role as Riff Raff in the 2000 revival of THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW and, most recently, performing a full-bodied, soul-bared "Being Alive" from COMPANY. So, let's take a look back at those two unforgettable performances and perhaps surprise or two, as well! (more...)

Gardiner, Odmark, et al. Set for BWAY DUETS Cabaret at the Signature, 6/7-11Gardiner, Odmark, et al. Set for BWAY DUETS Cabaret at the Signature, 6/7-11
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre completes its 21st season with 'Broadway Duets' - a cabaret performance celebrating some of the greatest duets ever written for the Broadway stage. Presenting classic songs by Irving Berlin, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein, Andrew Lloyd Webber, and many more will be four favorites of the Signature stage - Felicia Curry (Les Misérables), James Gardiner ([title of show]), Jake Odmark (Sunset Boulevard), and Bayla Whitten (Chess). Renowned duets from Wicked, Damn Yankees, Godspell, Hairspray, Hello, Dolly!, Aida, among others, will be featured by the talented foursome. Directed by Signature's Resident Director Matthew Gardiner (Side by Side by Sondheim, Art) in the intimacy of the 110-seat ARK Theatre, 'Broadway Duets' will be presented from June 7th through June 11th. (more...)

Finborough Theater Presents THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINTFinborough Theater Presents THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

The long overdue London premiere of the Broadway musical The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd, directed by acclaimed West End and RSC director Ian Judge, and designed by three time Olivier Award winner Tim Goodchild, opens for a four week limited season at the Finborough Theatre on Tuesday, 7 June 2011 (Press Night: Thursday, 9 June 2011 at 7.30pm). (more...)

An Exclusive BroadwayWorld 2011 Tony Award Interview With: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Set Designer Beowulf BorittAn Exclusive BroadwayWorld 2011 Tony Award Interview With: THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS Set Designer Beowulf Boritt
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 6, 2011

Having designed the stage sets for the Broadway productions of THE 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, LOVEMUSIK, JAY JOHNSON: TWO AND ONLY, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, ROCK OF AGES, and his Tony-nominated work on THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS this season, through his revolutionary and spare designs Beowulf Boritt has positioned himself as one of the most creative and sought-after stage innovators of the twenty-first century. Discussing all aspects of the Off Broadway and Broadway productions of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS and tracing the progress of the design of the show from inspiration to model to actual set, we also discuss some of his past accomplishments - working with the great directors Hal Prince, James Lapine, SCOTTSBORO's Susan Stroman, and Lynne Taylor-Corbett; the latter his collaborator on THE SEVEN DEADLY SINS with the New York City Ballet last month - and some enticing new productions he is developing and has coming up in the near future - PARADISE FOUND, REEL-TO- REAL, THE TOXIC AVENGER in Houston, THE TEMPEST in Dallas, the ROCK OF AGES tour and West End mounting, THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS in San Diego, and more! (more...)

Arena Stage's RUINED In-the-Round, Closes 6/5Arena Stage's RUINED In-the-Round, Closes 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2011

Arena Stage's in-the-round staging of RUINED, the 2009 Pulitzer Prize winner for drama by Arena Stage Project Resident Lynn Nottage and directed by Resident Playwright Charles Randolph-Wright will close on June 5, 2011 at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2011

DELPHI HARRINGTON, critically acclaimed for her performance in Ensemble Studio Theatre's WHITE PEOPLE, and ERIK LIBERMAN, who recently appeared in Sundance Theatre Lab's workshop of PAPER DOLLS directed by Mark Brokaw, will play FOR ELISE at EST's 33rd Marathon of One Acts from June 4 - 25. (more...)

Special Interview: Kelli O'Hara At The Town HallSpecial Interview: Kelli O'Hara At The Town Hall
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 2, 2011

Coming quick on the heels of last month's extensive acting-based discussion in BroadwayWorld's SPOTLIGHT ON THE NY POPS series, today we are again highlighting one of the brightest stars on Broadway and talking about all aspects of her stupendous and multi-faceted new album, ALWAYS - online and in stores next week - and, also, all about her solo concert at The Town Hall this Friday night, what surprises may be in store, and, additionally, what we can possibly expect from her onstage in the near future. BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY? FINDING NEVERLAND? What about Encores!? GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES? Merrily We Roll Along? All are possibilities - just not Bartlett Sher's FUNNY GIRL! One thing is for sure: whatever Kelli O'Hara is doing, Broadway babies will be watching intently! In addition to tomorrow's gig at The Town Hall, Ms. O'Hara will also be a part of a benefit at Le Poisson Rouge on June 7 and featured on the A CAPITOL FOURTH PBS special alongside GLEE star Matt Morrison on July 4. (more...)

STRICTLY GERSHWIN Returns To Royal Albert Hall June 9-19STRICTLY GERSHWIN Returns To Royal Albert Hall June 9-19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2011

Following a sell-out season in 2008, Strictly Gershwin returns to the Royal Albert Hall for 13 performances only from Thursday 9 June - Sunday 19 June 2011. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: Lonny Price On Sondheim & COMPANYBWW EXCLUSIVE: Lonny Price On Sondheim & COMPANY
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 17, 2011

Bridging the gap between theatre, television and film in a thrilling and revolutionary new way with this week's premiere of STEPHEN SONDHEIM'S COMPANY, in select movie theaters nationwide Wednesday through Saturday (with a return engagement already scheduled for early July), director Lonny Price has introduced Sondheim's seminal concept musical comedy to a whole new generation of gleeks, as well as reverently keep the flame of the fire in the heart, soul and mind of this complex, rich and rewarding show for Broadway babies who already know its genius. Additionally, Neil Patrick Harris, Christina Hendricks, Stephen Colbert, Jon Cryer, Katie Finneran, Aaron Lazar, Martha Plimpton, Patti Lupone and the rest of the cast are absolutely perfect for their roles and bring a live spontaneity and verve to their material - the kind which you usually only see in the very best shows on Broadway - and that sense of timing, precise editing and overall polished presentation style is a sure credit to Price's positively sublime direction of the live stage production with the NY Philharmonic, as well as - and maybe even more so - the movie version of the live show in theaters now. It bursts with energy and, well, aliveness, just like a real Broadway show. Make that: Just like a real Broadway smash hit. Talking all aspects of COMPANY: THE MOVIE while still editing it last month, Price was kind enough to open up about what the rehearsal process was like, filming it live and working with the all-star cast, as well as much, much more - all coming on the heels of last year‘s rapturously received Ellen Krass production of SONDHEIM! THE BIRTHDAY CONCERT, undoubtedly the finest Broadway concert capture of our age. Price discusses his affection for the material and the man behind the music, plus his smashing leading ladies. Plus: what's next? Be sure to stay tuned for the complete InDepth InterView featuring Price's recollections on Sondheim's Merrily We Roll Along (and his forthcoming documentary about it), A CLASS ACT, directing DESPERATE HOUSEWIVES and news about the feature film version of Athol Fugard's MASTER HAROLD AND THE BOYS coming later this year - a play which he starred in on Broadway twenty-five years ago. Actor, producer, director and, now, filmmaker - Price can clearly do it all! (more...)

Joshua Gray Releases Back To You Again As Official Second Single Debut EPJoshua Gray Releases Back To You Again As Official Second Single Debut EP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

The Multi-Talented Performer Wraps A Brief Return To The Stage As 'Franklin Shepherd' In The Musical Comedy 'Merrily We Roll Along' (more...)

Liz Callaway, Kevin Kern, et al. Set for 'Love Changes Everything: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber' 7/8-14Liz Callaway, Kevin Kern, et al. Set for 'Love Changes Everything: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber' 7/8-14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2011

Experience a spectacular night of song and dance when Pittsburgh CLO presents Love Changes Everything, July 8-14 at the Benedum Center. Highlighted by a magnificent orchestra and a full company of singers and dancers, this dynamic production will feature songs from the emotionally-charged scores of The Phantom of the Opera, Cats, Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat, Evita, Variations and many more in a celebration of one of the world's most accomplished composers, Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

GYPSY Extends At the Egyptian Arena Stage in Hollywood Thru 7/31GYPSY Extends At the Egyptian Arena Stage in Hollywood Thru 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2011

West Coast Ensemble is thrilled to announce that its smash-hit critically-acclaimed production of GYPSY, with music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by Arthur Laurents, musical direction by Johanna Kent, choreography by John Todd and directed by Richard Israel, is EXTENDING through Sunday, July 31 at the Theatre of Arts Arena Stage, 1625 N. Las Palmas Avenue in Hollywood. (more...)

Route 66 Theatre Company Presents MILE MARKERS 2011, 6/14Route 66 Theatre Company Presents MILE MARKERS 2011, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2011

Route 66 Theatre Company will hold its annual benefit, Milemarkers on June 14, 2011 at 7:30PM at the Mercury Theater, the current home of its critical and box office smash A Twist of Water, which plays through June 26. This is a one night only event on June 14. (more...)

2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'2011 Tony Awards: Norbert Leo Butz Wins 'Best Leading Actor in a Musical'
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2011

The American Theatre Wing's 64th Annual Antoinette Perry 'Tony' Awards were held at Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 13, 2011 and broadcast on the CBS Television Network. For more information visit tonyawards.com. (more...)

SOUND OFF: Daniel Radcliffe, Corporate Ladders & HOW TO SUCCEEDSOUND OFF: Daniel Radcliffe, Corporate Ladders & HOW TO SUCCEED
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 1, 2011

Today we are listening to one of the most highly-anticipated cast albums of the season, featuring a bona fide Hollywood star at its center - none other than Harry Potter himself, no less - in one of the most celebrated of Golden Age musicals. I am speaking, of course, of the 2010 Broadway revival of HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING starring Daniel Radcliffe alongside Emmy-winner Tammy Blanchard, Tony nominee John Larroquette, and Christopher J. Hanke in the role made famous in the original production by cutup comedian Charles Nelson Reilly. So, just how well does Frank Loesser and Abe Burrows' Pulitzer Prize-winning musical hold up on record nearly fifty years after its inception and original cast album? How does this recording stack up next to the treasured Original Broadway Cast Recording - the flawless Sony Masterworks reissue reviewed in this very column last year included - as well as the film soundtrack and 1995 revival recording? Furthermore - and, the question on everyone's lips; or the ponderousness perched on the extremity of everyone's earlobes - is Mr. Radcliffe more or less than his stalwart predecessor in the role of J. Pierrepont Finch - MAD MEN's Robert Morse - and, how does he measure up to the Tony-winning lead of the Des McAnuff revival from the 90s, Matthew Broderick? Clearly, this HOW TO SUCCEED is its own thing. And how - and, how much! The revival recording of HOW TO SUCCEED is a more-than-filling meal with appetizers, desserts and some more-then-generous 1960s sized cocktails thrown in for good measure - more than measuring up to what has come before, in the process. But, how exactly do you like your food served up? And, your drinks prepared? Many should be more than satiated - this HOW TO SUCCEED certainly succeeds. (more...)

SPOTLIGHT ON NY POPS: Kelli O'HaraSPOTLIGHT ON NY POPS: Kelli O'Hara
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 29, 2011

From her creation of the pivotal roles of Susan in Marvin Hamlisch & Craig Carnelia's simply smashing (if underappreciated) SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS and Clara in Adam Guettel & Craig Lucas's five-time Tony-winning THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, to her effortless essaying of two of the most beloved female roles in the musical theater canon, opposite two of the biggest leading men on Broadway - THE PAJAMA GAME with Harry Connick, Jr. and SOUTH PACIFIC with Matthew Morrison (and Paulo Szot) - in addition to her work in Frank Wildhorn's JEKYLL & HYDE and DRACULA, Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES and SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, along with her stunning studio albums - all of these are just some of the reasons why Kelli O'Hara is in a very special class of performers. In this all-encompassing conversation we discuss all of the aforementioned shows, as well as working with all of her fabulous co-stars and collaborators, and we also take a look at her recording studio work with Harry Connick, Jr. and take a look ahead to her sophomore solo album, ALWAYS which will be released on June 3. Plus, we have first news on her new roles in the musical versions of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, written by Jason Robert Brown, and FINDING NEVERLAND by Scott Frankel. We even have dish on working with Liza Minnelli and shooting SEX & THE CITY 2! This is all coming in anticipation of the tribute to Bob Hope at the NY Pops gala on May 2, which will also feature performances by Tom Wopat and Aaron Lazar - both of whom we will continue our SPOTLIGHT ON NY POPS series with later on this weekend. Don't miss them or a special presentation by theatre legend Angela Lansbury! Further information about the NY POPS event - including tickets - is available here. (more...)

Chance Theatre Presents THE SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES 4/29-5/21Chance Theatre Presents THE SUPERHEROINE MONOLOGUES 4/29-5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2011

What do you get when you put Wonder Woman, Supergirl and other beloved spandex-clad females together on the same stage? (more...)

Luker, Von Essen, Cavenaugh, Balgord & More to Star in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY; Previews Start June 10Luker, Von Essen, Cavenaugh, Balgord & More to Star in DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY; Previews Start June 10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2011

Roundabout Theatre Company announced the full company of the new musical Death Takes A Holiday, with a book by Peter Stone & Thomas Meehan, music & lyrics by Maury Yeston, directed by Doug Hughes. The cast will include Linda Balgord (Contessa Danielli), Matt Cavenaugh (Eric Fenton), Mara Davi (Alice), Joy Hermalyn (Cora), Jay Jaski (Lorenzo), Simon Jones (Dr. Dario Albione), Rebecca Luker (Duchess Lamberti), Patricia Noonan (Sophia), Julian Ovenden (Prince Sirki / Death), Jill Paice (Grazia), Michael Siberry (Duke Lamberti), Alexandra Socha (Daisy Fenton), Don Stephenson (Fidele), Max Von Essen (Corrado Montelli). (more...)

 1 … 75  76  77  78  79  80  81 … 130   


BROADWAYWORLD TV

Save $$$ on Tickets to: