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Broadway's Lead Women Tribute Betty Comden, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2007

A memorial tribute for Betty Comden, 'Great Women Salute A Great Woman: Betty Comden - in the words of Comden and Green,' will be held Tuesday September 18 at 2PM, at Broadway's Majestic Theater. (more...)

SCR Kicks Off Season With 'Italian Straw Hat'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2008

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2008-09 Season with the World Premiere of its first commissioned musical: An Italian Straw Hat: A Vaudeville. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell - Going, Going...Gone!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2007

The Actors Fund announced today that Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will take to the stage at Carnegie Hall for the very first time as a solo artist on October 15th, 2007. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Co Presents 'Once On This Island' 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2008

Director Billy Porter and Grammy nominee Ledisi mark their debuts with Reprise Theatre Company in the 1990 musical 'Once on This Island,' opening the 2008-2009 season, September 2 to 14 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The press opening is September 3. (more...)

Cassidy Replaces Weber & Thompson Joins Reprise's 'I Love My Wife'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2008

Lea Thompson and Patrick Cassidy join Vicki Lewis and Jason Alexander. (more...)

Photo Coverage: O'Hara Sings at The Broadway Walk of Stars Foundation Gala
by Pablo Pimienta - Sep 17, 2008

On Monday September 15th, movie icon Arlene Dahl and producer Marty Richards hosted an evening of song to benefit The Broadway Walk of Stars Foundation. The gala was held at Richard's River House duplex apartment. Kelli O'Hara lent her glorious vocal talent to the event, and the guest list included theater icons Polly Bergen and Phyllis Newman. (more...)

Tony Winner Cullum Joins August: Osage County for 5 Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2008

August: Osage County, which recently celebrated it's 300th performance on August 14, 2008 is adding a new star to the mix for 5 days only. The New York Times reports that 2 time Tony-winner (Shenandoah and On the Twentieth Century), John Cullum will step in to play the role of Beverly Weston from September 16 to September 21 while Michael McGwire is on vacation. (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center Completes Casting for 'Camelot'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2008

Casting has been completed for a brand new jewel box production of the Tony Award-winning musical Camelot at White Plains Performing Arts Center playing September 26- October 5, 2008. (more...)

Cuccioli is the 'Man of La Mancha' at White Plains
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2007

Robert Cuccioli to star as Don Quixote in the upcoming White Plains Performing Arts Center production of Man of La Mancha; part of the Broadway Classics series at the theatre to play November 29-December 16. (more...)

'Meet Me in St.Louis' at Papermill Opens 11/11, Cast Details
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2007

Paper Mill Playhouse announces its mainstage production of Meet Me in St. Louis, run at the Millburn Theatre from November 7 - December 16 opening November 11. (more...)

Christine Ebersole Joins 'Rockers on Broadway' Line-Up
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2007

Tony Award winning actress Christine Ebersole has just been added to the roster of talent for the upcoming 'Rockers on Broadway Salutes Motown' concert scheduled for Monday October 22 at 8PM at BB Kings Blues Club and Grill on West 42nd Street. (more...)

Ripley & d'Arcy James in 'Next to Normal' 2nd Stage Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2007

Second Stage Theatre has announced that Tony nominees Alice Ripley and Brian d'Arcy James will star in their upcoming musical, Next to Normal, featuring music by Tom Kitt, book and lyrics by Brian Yorkey, and direction by two-time Tony nominee Michael Greif. Beginning previews January 16 at Second Stage. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for White Plains' 'Man of La Mancha'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2007

Casting has been completed for the forthcoming production of Man of La Mancha at White Plains Performing Arts Center. This is a brand new production of the remarkable, Tony Award-winning musical based on Miguel de Cervantes' classic tale, 'Don Quixote' and will be the inaugural production of the Broadway Classics series at the theatre. It will play November 29-December 16. (more...)

'The Last Starfighter' Returns to the Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2008

Village Theatre Village Originals announces the return of the musical, 'The Last Starfighter' as a workshop presentation. (more...)

Drama League Announces Speciality Awards Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2008

The Drama League (Jano Herbosch, President)announced the recipients of its three annual specialty awards, to be presented along with its five annual production and performance awards at The 74th Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony and Luncheon on Friday, May 16, 2008 (noon). (more...)

A 'Tale Of Two Cities' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2008

The upcoming musical A Tale Of Two Cities has announced the show's entire cast... (more...)

Goodspeed Announces Cast of 'Half a Sixpence'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2008

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, announces the cast of 'Half a Sixpence', a delightful musical comedy which promises to be fun for the whole family. 'Half a Sixpence' will run July 11 through September 19, 2008, at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Connecticut. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces 'Half A Sixpence'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2008

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, announces Half a Sixpence, a delightful musical comedy which promises to be fun for the whole family. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2007

The Actors Fund announced today that Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will take to the stage at Carnegie Hall for the very first time as a solo artist on October 15th, 2007. (more...)

Phillips and Easterbrook Join 'Dance With Me'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2008

Joining previously announced Jai Rodriguez (Rent, The Producers, Zanna, Don't!) as Desi Arnaz and Jim J. Bullock (Hair and TV's 'Too Close for Comfort') as Harry Hackerman in the new musical DANCE WITH ME about Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz are Fleur Phillips (The Rise and Fall of Little Voice and Scapin) who will be tackling the role of Lucille Ball and Leslie Easterbrook (California Suite, On the Twentieth Century and the Police Academy movies) as Dede Ball. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Guild Hall and Playwrights Theatre Present 'If It Was Easy'
by BWW - Jul 29, 2008

If It Was Easy… was presented by Guild Hall ( Josh Gladstone, Artistic Director) in Association with The Playwrights Theatre of East Hampton as a staged reading on Saturday July 26th at 8:00PM . (more...)

O'Donnell, Ebersole, Leavel Set for '07/8 Encores! Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2007

Rosie O'Donnell will play Pauline, 'the tart-tongued, wisecracking maid' in Encores!' upcoming production of the classic 1925 musical No, No Nanette, while Tony Award-winner Christine Ebersole will take on the role of stage diva Margo Channing in Applause, the 1970 Charles Strouse-Lee Adams musical based on All About Eve. (more...)

Reprise Theatre Co Presents 'Once On This Island' 9/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2008

Director Billy Porter and Grammy nominee Ledisi mark their debuts with Reprise Theatre Company in the 1990 musical 'Once on This Island,' opening the 2008-2009 season, September 2 to 14 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. The press opening is September 3. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 'Tale of Two Cities' Meet & Greet The Press
by Peter James Zielinski - Jul 17, 2008

The upcoming musical A Tale of Two Cities held a 'meet & greet' of the cast and crew on July 16th, 2008. (more...)

Broadway by the Bay Appoints Jim Gardia As New Exec Director
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2008

Broadway by the Bay, the largest theatre organization on the Peninsula, has announced the appointment of Jim Gardia as its new Executive Director, effective July 1, 2008, bringing the company's national search to an end. (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals Announces 'Half A Sixpence'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2008

Goodspeed Musicals, the only two time Tony Award winning theatre in the country, announces Half a Sixpence, a delightful musical comedy which promises to be fun for the whole family. (more...)

Strouse and Ebersole Sign and Sing at Barnes and Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2008

Barnes and Noble LIVE AT LINCOLN presents Tony Award-winning composer of Bye Bye Birdie, Applause, Annie and more, Charles Strouse (Put on a Happy Face: A Broadway Memoir) at the piano with host Steven Suskin and special musical guest Christine Ebersole on Thursday, July 10, 5:30pm. There will be a conversation, musical performance, and book signing. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein Acquires Rights To [title of show]
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2008

With [title of show] completing the journey from Off-Broadway to Broadway this week, The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization is proud to announce that it has acquired the stock and amateur rights to this hit musical written by Jeff Bowen (music and lyrics), and Hunter Bell (book). In addition to licensing the musical through R&H Theatricals, the Organization will represent Bowen's score through its music publishing division, Williamson Music. (more...)

Review: 'Sweeney Todd' - This Is Why Musical Theater Was Born
by Beau Higgins - Jan 3, 2008

It is indeed perhaps the finest work ever to grace any theater at any time. It is difficult to ascertain that this is even the great master, Stephen Sondheim's, truest masterpiece. It probably is. However, with the gifts of COMPANY, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, FOLLIES, INTO THE WOODS, SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ASSASSINS, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, GYPSY, and WEST SIDE STORY among others on his resume, it takes a huge amount of thought and commitment to go out on a limb and say that SWEENEY TODD is Sondheim's master achievement. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The After Party with Bret Shuford
by Mark Rupp - Jan 26, 2008

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'The After Party' Welcomes Shuford, Cashino & Hole-O-Matic Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2008

Tonight Friday January 25 at 10:30PM, 'The After Party' is thrilled to welcome back Brandon and Ray! Also, Bret Shuford of The Little Mermaid, Johnny Niagra and Pepper Cole of Cashino and Hole-O-Matic's Karen Mack and Michael Holland. 'The After Party' is hosted by Brandon Cutrell and Alysha Umphress, featuring Lisa Asher and Ray Fellman at the piano, and held at The Laurie Beechman Theatre inside the West Bank Café (407 West 42nd Street). Admission is free! (more...)

Theatre Hall of Fame 2008 Inductees: Fierstein, Cullum, O'Brien, Shaffer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2008

Theater Hall of Fame 2008 inductees have been announced as follows: Harvey Fierstein, John Cullum, Jack O'Brien, Dana Ivey, Joseph Stein, Lois Smith, Peter Shaffer, and Mel Gussow (more...)

Laurie Beechman Jan. Line-Up Includes Iconis, Pedi, Shuford & Cabaret Cares
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2008

The West Bank Café announces our January 2008 line-up of live entertainment, to be presented in The Laurie Beechman Theatre. (more...)

TheatreWorks to Present 'Grey Gardens,' 'Radio Golf,' New Works by Schwartz & GrooveLily
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2008

TheatreWorks, the nationally-acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley, announced its 2008-09 season, including 'Grey Gardens, 'Doubt, 'Radio Golf' and new works by Stephen Schwartz and GrooveLily. (more...)

Hunt, Lay, Virag & Revell in 'Music & Comedy' at Don't Tell Mama March 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2008

Michael Martinez is proud to present 'An Evening of Music and Comedy' at Don't Tell Mama on Wednesday, March 12 at 6:30PM. This showcase and variety show - highlight emerging stars in comedy, music, and musical theater - will feature Jane Hunt (Violin Venus), singer Ashleigh Lay, pianist / songwriter Lenny Revell, and singer/songwriter John Virag. (more...)

Hal Prince Reportedly Suffered Minor Stroke
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2008

Michael Riedel of the New York Post reports that acclaimed Broadway director and producer Hal Prince 'suffered what close friends are calling a 'minor stroke' Sunday afternoon. He was released from the hospital Wednesday - his 80th birthday - and is expected to be on the mend soon.' (more...)

Kerry Butler Set For Next Seth's Broadway Chatterbox 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2007

Kerry Butler, currently starring in Xanadu, will be this week's guest at Seth's Broadway Chatterbox. (more...)

New Year's Day - Attend The Tale Of 'Sweeney Todd'
by Beau Higgins - Dec 21, 2007

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Tony Nominee Barbara Walsh Stars in NYMF's 'About Face'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2008

Barbara Walsh, celebrated Tony and Drama Desk award nominated actress in such Broadway musicals as the 2007 revival of COMPANY, FALSETTOS, BIG, HAIRSPRAY, BLOOD BROTHERS, NINE AND ROCK AND ROLL: THE FIRST 5,000 YEARS, as well as television's 'One Life To Live' and 'Law and Order,' will star as Beatrice Stanton in the New York Musical Theatre Festival's production of ABOUT FACE. (more...)

Q&A with Musical Leading Lady Donna English
by Adrienne Onofri - Aug 25, 2008

A 'Forbidden Broadway' alum and Drama Desk nominee for 'Ruthless!', Donna is back at Goodspeed in 'Half a Sixpence'. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Tale of Two Cities
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2008

Set against the epic backdrop of the French Revolution and based on the classic Dickens novel, A Tale of Two Cities is a musical about injustice, vengeance and the redemptive power of love. A Tale of Two Cities comes to Broadway after making its debut last season at Florida's Asolo Repertory Theatre, where it had a hugely successful sold-out run. Currently in previews, A Tale of Two Cities will open on Broadway on Thursday, September 18th at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Osnes, von Essen, Graff and More Cast in Kennedy Center's 'Three Generations'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2008

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces new casting for Broadway: Three Generations, a three act evening featuring condensed versions of Girl Crazy, Bye Bye Birdie, and Side Show. (more...)

BWW TV: Telling 'A Tale of Two Cities' with Nick Wyman
by Eddie Varley - Aug 20, 2008

Nick Wyman starred as Monsieur Firmin in the Original Broadway Cast of The Phantom of the Opera. His other Broadway credits include Les Miserables, Sly Fox, My Fair Lady, the Magic Show and On the Twentieth Century. In A Tale of Two Cities he stars as John Barsad. As the fourth interview in an ongoing series of BWW TV features with the cast of the new Broadway bound musical, he reveals his long history with the production, the excitement of developing an original character over time and how the show continues to inspire. (more...)

Kline, Garner, Sunjata Set for Bway 'Cyrano;' Opens 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2007

It was announced today that Academy Award and Tony Award winner Kevin Kline and Golden Globe winner Jennifer Garner will star in a new production of Cyrano de Bergerac, Edmond Rostand's 1897 romantic classic, with a translation and adaptation by Anthony Burgess (more...)

A 'Tale Of Two Cities' Begins Previews Tonight, 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2008

The upcoming musical A Tale Of Two Cities has announced the show's entire cast... (more...)

SCR Kicks Off Season With 'Italian Straw Hat'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2008

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2008-09 Season with the World Premiere of its first commissioned musical: An Italian Straw Hat: A Vaudeville. (more...)

Cerveris, Cullum, Plimpton, Rashad to Star in 'Cymbeline'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2007

Lincoln Center Theater will present William Shakespeare's 'Cymbeline,' directed by Mark Lamos. Performances begin November 1, opening December 2 at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre. (more...)

Robert Cuccioli To Star In 'Camelot' In White Plains
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2008

Jack W. Batman, Executive Producer of the White Plains Performing Arts Center, announced that Robert Cuccioli will be returning to the theatre to play King Arthur in this season's opening production, Camelot. This is a brand new production of the Tony Award-winning musical that will play a limited engagement from September 26 - October 5, 2008. (more...)

Village Theatre Presents 'Henry and Mudge'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2008

Village Theatre Pied Piper presents the new musical Henry and Mudge, based on the award-winning book series. Henry and Mudge has been getting great reviews since it premiered off-Broadway in 2006 at the Lucille Lortel Theatre. (more...)

Signature announces complete casting for 'The Visit'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2008

The Signature Theatre has announced the complete cast for 'The Visit' the Kander and Ebb musical starring Chita Rivera and George Hearn. (more...)

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