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Public Theater Kicks Off Building Renovation and Launches GOING PUBLIC Campaign, 3/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2010

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson and Board Chairman Warren Spector officially launched the GOING PUBLIC Capital Campaign on Tuesday, March 9 at a ceremonial groundbreaking event attended by more than 150 people including, City Council Speaker Christine Quinn, Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer, Cultural Affairs Commissioner Kate D. Levin, and Board Members Gail Papp, Liev Schreiber and Sam Waterston. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Garners 12 SF Critics Circle Noms.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2010

This year's Critics Circle Awards, sponsored by Actor's Equity Association, today announced is nominees for excellence in San Francisco Bay area theater. Berkeley Rep's production of American Idiot, which played in the fall of 2009, leads with 12 nominations and will open on Broadway this spring. (more...)

Jerry Seinfeld Live! - Benefit for Reprise Theatre Company, 4/8
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 9, 2010

Reprise Theatre Company presents Jerry Seinfeld Live! hosted by Jason Alexander, for one performance only on Thursday, April 8, 2010 at 8:00 pm, at the Saban Theatre, Beverly Hills (formerly the Wilshire Theatre). This extraordinary event will feature the hilarious comedy of Jerry Seinfeld and will reunite him with Reprise's Artistic Director and the evening's host, Jason Alexander. Ticket sales support Reprise and its mission to produce musical theatre and provide arts education programs for underserved members of our community. (more...)

Melissa Manchester to Guest in Town Hall's BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1948, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2010

Grammy Award-winner and platinum-selling recording artist Melissa Manchester will join the cast of The Town Hall's Broadway Musicals of 1948 on Monday, March 22. (more...)

20th-Century Opera Takes Center Stage in New York City Opera's 2010-2011 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2010

New York City Opera General Manager and Artistic Director George Steel today announced the company's 2010-2011 season, which spotlights American composers and 20th-century works within a mix of world premieres, New York premieres and new productions. Offering audiences the opportunity to experience new and rarely performed operas as well as modern interpretations of traditional repertoire, the 2010-2011 season will also feature the launch of a concert series showcasing the non-operatic works of several of the composers of this season's operas. Taking advantage of the possibilities offered by the recent renovation of the company's home, the David H. Koch Theater, the concert series expands the repertoire and programming of City Opera and casts new light on the season's productions. (more...)

American Musicals Project Presents OKLAHOMA/PAINT YOUR WAGON, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2010

Casting has been announced for several upcoming productions from the American Musicals Project. The group will hold productions of Fiorello! on March 1st, Oklahoma!/Paint Your Wagon on March 8th, 'From On the Town to South Pacific' on March 15th, and The American Musicals Project Annual Gala Benefit's production of Show Boat on March 22nd. (more...)

Carpenter, Graae, Margherita et al. to Star in Blank Theatre's SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, 4/17-5/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2010

Casting is complete and rehearsals have begun for The Blank Theatre Company's third and final production of its 19th season, Michael John LaChiusa's See What I Wanna See. Directed by The Blank's Artistic Director Daniel Henning, with musical direction by David O, See What I Wanna See will begin preview performances on Saturday, April 10, 2010 and is set to open on Saturday, April 17 at 8pm. The engagement will run through Sunday, May 23. (more...)

Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center Presents BROADWAY PLAYHOUSE: LEONARD BERNSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2010

Merkin Concert Hall's 2010 Broadway Playhouse series comes to a close on March 7 with a celebration of the beloved composer/conductor Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

The Colony Theatre Company's CELADINE Ends Run 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2010

The Colony Theatre Company presents the fourth production of its 35th anniversary season, the West Coast Premiere of CELADINE, written by Charles Evered and directed by Andrew Barnicle. CELADINE will run from February 6 to March 7. (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Closes at Wichita Music Theatre, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2010

Wichita's Music Theatre for Young People produces four full Broadway musicals during each school year. Their upcoming productions are THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and ‘LIL ABNER. (more...)

TrueNorth Presents Updated Version of Maltby and Shire's BABY,
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010

TrueNorth Cultural Arts has announced the cast for their upcoming production of the updated version of the Maltby and Shire musical, BABY. The cast stars Michael Dempsey as Alan, Natalie Green as Lizzie, Bernadette Hisey as Arlene, David Robeano as Nick Shane Joseph Siniscalchi as Danny, and Maggie Stahl-Floriano as Pam. The musical opens at TrueNorth March 5th and runs through March 21st. (more...)

Wichita's Music Theatre for Young People Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2010

Wichita's Music Theatre for Young People produces four full Broadway musicals during each school year. Their upcoming productions are THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE and ‘LIL ABNER. (more...)

SCR Announces 13th Annual Pacific Playwrights Festival Lineup, 4/23-4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2010

South Coast Repertory's 13th annual Pacific Playwrights Festival (PPF) will shine the spotlight on seven new plays written by America's finest writers, including five who will be familiar to SCR audiences and two who are making their SCR debuts. This year's festival, which takes place April 23-25, will feature fully-produced world premieres by Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa and Julia Cho and staged readings of brand-new works by Amy Freed, Itamar Moses, Bathsheba Doran, Sofia Alvarez and David West Read. (more...)

MGM Mirage Resorts Announce Their Upcoming Entertainment Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2010

Entertainment/Sports/Special Events Listing for MGM MIRAGE RESORTS: ARIA, Bellagio, Crystals, MGM Grand, Mandalay Bay, The Mirage, Monte Carlo, New York-New York, Luxor, Excalibur and Circus Circus (more...)

Eastview Cabaret Series Held At Town Hall Theater 3/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2010

It's an after-hours kind of place: a cozy downstairs room, candles on the tables, a bar and a little something to eat, and talented musicians making great music in a very intimate setting. It feels like Greenwich Village, but it's the new cabaret series at Middlebury's Town Hall Theater (more...)

Kaufman Center Announces Musical Theater Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

Musical theater is more popular with young people than ever: a Golden Globe award for "Glee," a new "Fame" feature film, the triumphant teenage cast of Broadway's "Bye Bye Birdie" revival, and the phenomenal success of the "High School Musical" franchise. At a time when children and teens are more inspired than ever to take center-stage and delight audiences with rousing show tunes, Kaufman Center offers an abundance of opportunities for young students to pursue their passion for song, dance and drama. (more...)

Cheatom, Doman & Marvel Lead Suzan-Lori Park's THE BOOK OF GRACE at The Public, 3/2 - 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2010

The Public Theater announced complete casting for the world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' THE BOOK OF GRACE, directed by James Macdonald. The complete cast will feature Amari Cheatom as Buddy, John Doman as Vet, and the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel as Grace. THE BOOK OF GRACE will begin previews on Tuesday, March 2 and run through Sunday, April 4 with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 16. All evening performances for THE BOOK OF GRACE will be at 7:30 PM, except for Saturdays at 8 PM. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Meet the Cast of LA CAGE!
by Walter McBride - Mar 2, 2010

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES began rehearsals on Monday and BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to bring you the first photos of the show's cast! (more...)

Public Theatre's BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON Previews 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, the critically acclaimed rock musical that returns to The Public after a sold-out run last spring as part of The Public's Public LAB season. A co-production with Center Theatre Group and in association with Les Freres Corbusier, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is written and directed by Alex Timbers and features music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Previews begin on Tuesday, March 23 and will continue through Sunday, April 25 with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 6. (more...)

American Musicals Project Presents FROM ON THE TOWN TO SOUTH PACIFIC, 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2010

Casting has been announced for several upcoming productions from the American Musicals Project. The group will hold productions of Fiorello! on March 1st, Oklahoma!/Paint Your Wagon on March 8th, 'From On the Town to South Pacific' on March 15th, and The American Musicals Project Annual Gala Benefit's production of Show Boat on March 22nd. (more...)

Kaye, McGillin, Baldwin Set For NEW YORK FESTIVAL OF SONG 2010 GALA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2010

New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org), recently acclaimed by TimeOut New York for its 'A-list artistry,' will present its 2010 Gala, Let Yourself Go, a celebration of the rich musical legacy of America's foremost composer/lyricist, Irving Berlin, on Monday April 12 at 7 PM at Weill Recital Hall at Carnegie Hall, 154 West 57th Street, New York City. (more...)

A FINE ROMANCE Takes The Stage for MTW Spring Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2010

Musical Theatre West joins two of their favorite performers in an evening of love and music in A Fine Romance…in Song and Dance starring David Engel and Tami Tappan Damiano. This special event will take place Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the spectacular Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. (more...)

Temple U. Symphony to Perform 'Ansel Adams: America' at Alice Tully Hall, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2010

Dave and Chris Brubeck's Ansel Adams: America, featuring 100 projected photographs (New York premiere). All-American program includes works by recent Grammy®-Award-winner Bill Cunliffe (also a New York premiere), Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Houston Ballet Presents AMERICAN AT HEART, 3/11 - 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Houston Ballet presents American at Heart, featuring two ballets that are significant to the history American dance (George Balanchine's Apollo and Jerome Robbins's Fancy Free) and one work inspired by American popular culture and created specifically for an American company (Christopher Bruce's Hush, choreographed for Houston Ballet in 2006). The production will run March 11th through March 21st, 2010. (more...)

Spotlight Night at The 5th to Focus on Bernstein, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

The 5th Avenue's enormously popular Spotlight Night series, a free event that continues to attract record crowds, finishes up the 2009-2010 season on Monday, March 22 by focusing on the genius of Leonard Bernstein, composer of our two upcoming shows On the Town and Candide, and providing a sneak peek at the many events coming up in the city-wide Seattle Celebrates Bernstein! Festival. (more...)

CST Presents THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, 4/7-6/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

?Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) on Navy Pier closes the 2010/11 Subscription Series with The Taming of the Shrew, Shakespeare's spark-filled comedy of an unconventional courtship. Returning to CST to direct the production is London's Bush Theatre Artistic Director Josie Rourke following her celebrated production of Twelfth Night last season. Rourke has assembled a top-notch ensemble, including some of Chicago's most highly regarded comedic actors and a world-class creative team for the production. (more...)

Temple University Symphony Orchestra Set to Perform Two NY Premieres, 4/9
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

Two New York premieres will be featured in a concert by the Temple University Symphony Orchestra on Friday, April 9, 2010, at 8 p.m. in Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall (Broadway at 65th St., Manhattan). One of the works, Ansel Adams: America (in its New York premiere) by jazz great Dave Brubeck and his son, Chris, will feature 100 projected images by the eminent American photographer. The all-American program also includes works by Bill Cunliffe (also a New York premiere), Samuel Barber, and Leonard Bernstein. (more...)

Kelsey Grammer to Get Double LA CAGE Billing: Will star as Georges and Albin on Bway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2010

The New York Daily News is reporting that in a surprise twist, LA CAGE AUX FOLLES star Kelsey Grammer, who had been announced to play the role of Georges, will in fact be doubling as both leads, Georges and Albin, in six month stints. (more...)

BroadwayWorld.com's On This Day - March 10, 2010
by - Mar 10, 2010

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on March 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Walker et al. Lead Public Theatre's BLOODY, BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON; Opens 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2010

The Public Theater (Artistic Director Oskar Eustis; Executive Director Andrew D. Hamingson) announced complete casting today for BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON, the critically acclaimed rock musical that returns to The Public after a sold-out run last spring as part of The Public's Public LAB season. A co-production with Center Theatre Group and in association with Les Freres Corbusier, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON is written and directed by Alex Timbers and features music and lyrics by Michael Friedman. Previews begin on Tuesday, March 23 and will continue through Sunday, April 25 with an official press opening on Tuesday, April 6. (more...)

Baldwin, Creighton, Jellison & Sikora Set for American Musicals Project's FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2010

Casting has been announced for several upcoming productions from the American Musicals Project. The group will hold productions of Fiorello! on March 1st, Oklahoma!/Paint Your Wagon on March 8th, 'From On the Town to South Pacific' on March 15th, and The American Musicals Project Annual Gala Benefit's production of Show Boat on March 22nd. (more...)

ENRON's Lusia Strus Appears in JACK IN THE BOX Web Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2010

MICHAEL CYRIL CREIGHTON'S online sitcom about a down on his luck theatre Box Office Manager, JACK IN A BOX, premieres its 10th episode featuring Guest Star LUSIA STRUS. (more...)

BWW Photo Exclusive: LA CAGE Begins Rehearsals - Sneak Preview!
by Walter McBride - Mar 1, 2010

LA CAGE AUX FOLLES began rehearsals today and BroadwayWorld.com is very excited to bring you a sneak preview of the cast as they met for the first time! We'll have a full photo coverage of the entire cast later, but in the meantime -- here's a sneak preview... (more...)

ATC's Cast of [title of show] Presents 'A Cabaret Benefit for Haiti', 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2010

The cast of Arizona Theatre Company's production of [title of show] presents 'A Cabaret Benefit for Haiti' on Sunday, February 28 at 10 PM at My Florist Café, 534 W. McDowell Rd., downtown Phoenix. (more...)

Fred Applegate Joins Cast of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2010

Fred Applegate has joined the cast of the critically-acclaimed, Olivier Award-winning Menier Chocolate Factory production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, playing the roles of Edouard Dindon, the rigidly conservative head of the Tradition, Family and Morality Party and café owner M. Renaud. LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, starring five-time Emmy Award winner Kelsey Grammer and Olivier Award-winner Douglas Hodge, goes into rehearsal in New York on Monday, March 1. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Company Presents AN INTIMATE EVENING WITH MARVIN HAMLISCH
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2010

Reprise Theatre Company presents An Intimate Evening with Marvin Hamlisch for one performance only on Monday, March 22 at 8:00 pm, at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BACKWARDS 5 - The Men
by Walter McBride - Feb 24, 2010

Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) presented BROADWAY BACKWARDS 5, a one night only event, on Monday, February 22 at 8 PM at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. BROADWAY BACKWARDS 5 is produced by BC/EFA and benefited BC/EFA and The Center. (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 5 Raises Record Breaking Amounts To Benefit BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2010

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 5, the one night only event held Monday at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center, raised a record-breaking $186,780 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center). (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Comes To Fox Cities Performing Arts Center 3/23-28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2010

Little House on the Prairie, The Musical, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will take the stage March 23 - 28, 2010 at the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Musical Mondays At Curtain Call Presents BUDDY'S TAVERN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

The creative team has been announced for the Musical Mondays @ Curtain Call presentation of the 2010 American Harmony Prize winning new musical 'Buddy's Tavern.' (more...)

Musical Theatre West presents A Fine Romance, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

Musical Theatre West joins two of their favorite performers in an evening of love and music in A Fine Romance…in Song and Dance starring David Engel and Tami Tappan Damiano. This special event will take place Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the spectacular Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach.Proceeds from this event will go towards MTW's education and outreach programs, which introduce thousands of children each year to the joy and magic of theater, as well as other important programs. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Plays Fort Worth's Bass Performance Hall 6/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, THE MUSICAL, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will play June 8-13 at Bass Performance Hall. It is presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth and Casa Manana; single tickets are $30-$75 and will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Monday, March 1. (more...)

Anderson, Cobey et al. Set for American Musicals Project in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2010

Casting has been announced for several upcoming productions from the American Musicals Project. The group will hold productions of Fiorello! on March 1st, Oklahoma!/Paint Your Wagon on March 8th, 'From On the Town to South Pacific' on March 15th, and The American Musicals Project Annual Gala Benefit's production of Show Boat on March 22nd. (more...)

A POPPY SEED PURIM Comes To Merkin Hall 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2010

Help! The Jews of Shushan are in danger. Good thing Queen Esther is around to save the day! Directed by Sean Hartley, the family musical A Poppy Seed Purim takes a lighthearted look at the ancient Biblical story of Esther, bringing together delightfully vibrant characters, hilarious comedy and a catchy melodic score. (more...)

THE SWEETEST PATH Plays Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2010

Kaufman Center and New York Festival Of Song (NYFOS, www.nyfos.org) present a special non-subscription program, The Sweetest Path, on Tuesday, March 16 at 8 PM at Kaufman Center's Merkin Concert Hall. (more...)

Wilkof, Raben Lead Reprise's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with 'A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,' 1962's Tony-Award-winning Best Musical, March 16 to 28 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Directed by David Lee, the production's book is by Burt Shevelove and Larry Gelbart, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Lincoln Center to Produce WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, WAR HORSE & A FREE MAN OF COLOR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop, Artistic Director, and Bernard Gersten, Executive Producer) announced three productions that it will produce during the 2010-2011 season at the Vivian Beaumont Theater and on Broadway. The first, a musical version of the Pedro Almodóvar film WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, with book by Jeffrey Lane, music and lyrics by David Yazbek and direction by Bartlett Sher, will begin previews Saturday, October 2 when it will reopen the newly restored Belasco Theatre (111 W. 44 Street). Opening night is Thursday, November 4. (more...)

A FINE ROMANCE Takes The Stage for MTW Spring Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

Musical Theatre West joins two of their favorite performers in an evening of love and music in A Fine Romance…in Song and Dance starring David Engel and Tami Tappan Damiano. This special event will take place Sunday, March 14, 2010 at the spectacular Carpenter Performing Arts Center in Long Beach. (more...)

LA Phil Announces Additional Artists for Hollywood Bowl Summer Season, Incl. Brian Stokes Mitchell, Patti Austin & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

The following concerts have additional artists added to the already stellar line-up for the 2010 Hollywood Bowl Summer Season. (more...)

Cheatom, Doman & Marvel Lead Suzan-Lori Park's THE BOOK OF GRACE at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2010

The Public Theater announced complete casting for the world premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' THE BOOK OF GRACE, directed by James Macdonald. The complete cast will feature Amari Cheatom as Buddy, John Doman as Vet, and the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel as Grace. THE BOOK OF GRACE will begin previews on Tuesday, March 2 and run through Sunday, April 4 with an official press opening on Tuesday, March 16. All evening performances for THE BOOK OF GRACE will be at 7:30 PM, except for Saturdays at 8 PM. (more...)

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