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BWW Reviews: Portland Playhouse's THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Is a Quiet Masterpiece
by Patrick Brassell - Mar 9, 2014

The entire cast of thirteen sang with pure feeling, and the rafters rang with their astonishing voices. (more...)

CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF Opens 3/21 at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Mad Cow Theatre will present Tennessee Williams' Pulitzer Prize-winning classic, Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, March 21 - April 20 in The Harriett Theatre. (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Melissa Pritchett and More Set for Alley Theatre's COMMUNICATING DOORS; Cast & Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for Alan Ayckbourn's science fiction comedy Communicating Doors. Eleven plays penned by Alan Ayckbourn have been produced by the Alley, including the American premiere of Henceforward, directed by Ayckbourn, in 1987 and House & Garden in 2002. Alan Ayckbourn has been inducted into the American Theatre's Hall of Fame, received the 2010 Critics' Circle Award for Services to the Arts, became the first British playwright to receive both Olivier and Tony Special Lifetime Achievement Awards and was knighted in 1997 for services to the theatre. (more...)

Public Theater's New Musical A SECOND CHANCE with Brian & Diane Sutherland Begins Previews 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

The Public Theater will begin previews for the New York premiere of A SECOND CHANCE on Tuesday, March 18. Directed by Jonathan Butterell with book, music, and lyrics by Ted Shen, this new musical will run through Sunday, April 13 in the Shiva Theater, with an official press opening on Sunday, March 30. (more...)

Leanne Agmon, Jonathan Fielding, Rose Hemingway & More to Star in The Old Globe's TIME AND THE CONWAYS; Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the complete cast and creative team for the Globe's revival of J.B. Priestley's period classic Time and the Conways. Directed by Rebecca Taichman, Time and the Conways will run March 29 - May 4, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 29 - April 2. Opening night is Thursday, April 3 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets can be purchased online at www.TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE, or by visiting the Box Office at 1363 Old Globe Way in Balboa Park. (more...)

Southwestern University to Stage GYPSY, 3/26-30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Southwestern University is proud to present Gypsy, with book by Arthur Laurents, music by Jule Styne, and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, March 26-30, 2014. Gypsy is directed by Rick Roemer. Performances will run at 7:30pm on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday and 2:00pm on Saturday and Sunday at the Alma Thomas Theater. Tickets are $10-20. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE Fills the Night with Great Music
by Shari Barrett - Mar 4, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month at Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, dinner cabaret nights are presented to packed houses. Due to the Oscars, this month's event was held on Monday, March 3, saluting THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE whose career has spanned over sixty years and who, as producer and/or director is responsible for some of the greatest musical theater triumphs of all time. (more...)

Barry Bostwick to Appear in BECAUSEHECAN at 33rd William Inge Theatre Festival, Beg. 3/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Barry Bostwick, a performer whose career spans all genres and media, was just added as a guest artists at the 33rd annual William Inge Theatre Festival, at Independence Community College in Independence, Kansas. (more...)

UNCSA Student from Jacksonville Wins USITT Master Craftsmanship Award for Scene Painting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Alexa Busnot, a scenic artist about to receive her BFA in Scenic Arts from the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, has won USITT's first Master Craftsmanship Award sponsored by Bernhard R. Works. (more...)

Jack Jones to Perform in Concert at Edgerton Center in Fairfield, 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

Audiences of all ages are invited to spend an afternoon with Jack Jones, hailed by Frank Sinatra as 'One of America's Greatest Singers of Our Time' when he appears LIVE IN CONCERT at the Edgerton Center for the Performing Arts on the campus of Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, Connecticut on Sunday, March 16 at 3pm. (more...)

The Rep's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Opens 3/16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2014

A Tony Award-winning tour through the legendary Fats Waller songbook, Ain't Misbehavin' dives into the Harlem Renaissance of the 1920s, the golden age of honky-tonk dives, swing music and stride piano players. Considered "a tribute to the timeless appeal of Waller's music" by The New York Times, Ain't Misbehavin' includes classic Waller hits like "Loungin' at the Waldorf" and "I Can't Give You Anything but Love." Ain't Misbehavin' was conceived by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby, Jr. and will be directed by Rep Associate Artist Dan Kazemi, who was the Musical Director of End of The Rainbow, A Christmas Carol, Forever Plaid and Ragtime this season at The Rep. (more...)

BWW TV: Welcome to Agrabah! Watch Highlights from ALADDIN on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 20, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, opens on Broadway tonight, March 20th, 2014, at the New Amsterdam Theatre, after beginning performances on February 26th, 2014. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony AwardŽ and eight-time OscarŽ winner Alan Menken(Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winnerTim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winnerCasey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Writers Welcome ALADDIN to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2014

They're at it again! Hop on a magic carpet ride with the writers of MURDER FOR TWO and escape to a whole new world as they play you one of the songs they definitely wrote from the new Broadway show ALADDIN. Watch below! (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Stars Norm Lewis and Sierra Boggess to Take Over in PHANTOM This May!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This just in! Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group just announced that THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA will welcome a starry leading combination beginning Monday, May 12. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/02/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Message from the Artistic Director about Cabaret
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 19, 2014

When it comes to Cabaret, I hardly know where to begin. This musical has been a part of my life for twenty years, and it's probably impossible to fully describe how important it has been to me personally and to this theatre. (more...)

'Ali Baba Had Them Forty Thieves...' Meet the Full Cast of ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opens tomorrow night, March 20th. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of ALADDIN's Vanity Fair Shoot With Casey Nicholaw and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 17, 2014

Casey Nicholaw, the Tony Award-winning director and choreographer of Disney's ALADDIN, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, is featured in the April 2014 issue of Vanity Fair. Renowned photographer Max Abadian shot Nicholaw along with ALADDIN's beautiful ladies Tia Altinay, Daisy Hobbs, Nikki Long, Rhea Patterson, Khori Michelle Petinaud, Ariel Reid, and Marisha Wallace. Check out a behind-the-scenes look at the photo shoot below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - Mar 14, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, began performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet composer Alan Menken! (more...)

Interview with Librettist, Joe Masteroff
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Mar 13, 2014

Education Dramaturg Ted Sod spoke with Joe Masteroff, originalCabaret librettist, about his experience and journey with this musical. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Make Way! Behind the Scenes of ALADDIN's Broadway Sitzprobe
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, is currently in previews at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre, prior to opening on March 20th. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony AwardŽ and eight-time OscarŽ winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). In the video below, go behind the scenes of the Broadway sitzprobe with the cast! (more...)

ALADDIN's Brandon O'Neill to Perform National Anthem at Tonight's Knicks Game
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Brandon O'Neill, currently starring in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway as one of the title character's sidekicks Kassim, will perform the national anthem tonight when the New York Knicks take on the Philadelphia 76ers at Madison Square Garden. Tip off is at 7:30pm. (more...)

Olivier Nominee Gabrielle Joins Cast Of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Barry James, Josefina Gabrielle, Richard Dempsey and Kirsty Malpass will join the previously announced Alex Jennings (Willy Wonka) in the cast of the record-breaking West End production of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 22-28
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 28, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a first look at the cast of THE REALISTIC JONESES, a peek backstage with Saturday Intermission Pics, a peek into rehearsals for THE THREEPENNY OPERA, coverage of ALL THE WAY on Broadway, and more! (more...)

Ruthie Henshall To Join Cast Of BILLY ELLIOT!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Olivier award-winning actor Ruthie Henshall is to join the cast of Billy Elliot the Musical to play Billy's dance teacher Mrs Wilkinson. Henshall's first performance will be 12 May 2014, nine years to the day sinceBilly Elliot the Musical officially opened at the Victoria Palace Theatre. The internationally celebrated show which has now been seen by over 9.5 million people worldwide is currently booking to 16 May 2015and features music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall. Stephen Daldry directs with choreography by Peter Darling. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre Presents David Ives' VENUS IN FUR, Now thru 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Performance Network Theatre presents its most titillating show of the season, 'Venus in Fur' by David Ives, today, February 27 - April 6, 2014 starring Maggie Meyer and Sebastian Gerstner under the direction of Jennifer Graham as she makes her directorial debut at Performance Network. (more...)

Kate Baldwin & Graham Rowat to Star in Berkshire Theatre Group's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group is pleased to announce Tony Award and Drama Desk nominated actress Kate Baldwin, and husband, Broadway and television actor Graham Rowat in the roles of Countess Charlotte Malcolm and Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm for BTG's 2014 summer musical, Stephen Sondheim's A Little Night Music. (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Constantine Maroulis, Terrence Mann, Charlotte d'Amboise & More Set for TheatreWorks USA's THE LIGHTNING THIEF Concert, 4/21
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

On Monday, April 21, 2014 at 7 p.m., stage and screen stars Chuck Cooper, Charlotte d'Amboise, Kate Flannery, Judy Kuhn, Terrence Mann, John Tartaglia and many more will join together at Off-Broadway's Lucille Lortel Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert production of the new musical THE LIGHTNING THIEF. (more...)

Michael Gill, Boyd Gaines, Jayne Atkinson & More to Lead Westport Country Playhouse's PACK OF LIES Reading, 3/10
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Casting is announced for the Script in Hand playreading of 'Pack of Lies,' a provocative spy thriller, at Westport Country Playhouse, on Monday, March 10, 7 p.m. Actors, all alumni of previous Playhouse productions, include 'House of Cards' stars Jayne Atkinson and Michel Gill, and four-time Tony Award winner Boyd Gaines, as well as Kathleen McNenny, Alexis Molnar, Mark Shanahan, and Zoe Winters. Tickets are $15. Based on a true story, the play is written by Hugh Whitemore and directed by Anne Keefe. (more...)

Spotlight: Seymour 'Red' Press
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 26, 2014

Seymour 'Red' Press, Music Coordinator of our highly anticipated musical Violet turns 90 years old today! To celebrate, we have put together a photo gallery to honor some of his amazing achievements as a Music Coordinator working on some of the most successful productions at Roundabout Theatre Company. (more...)

Fred Willard to Join Natasha Lyonne & Rita Moreno in NBC's OLD SOUL
by TV News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

The project follows 'a reformed wild child Nadia (Lyonne) who has a business caring for the elderly and feels she has more in common with her colorful old clients than she does with people her age. Willard will play one of the clients, the razza-mattazy Hector, a veteran Broadway songwriter who has been joyously married to Rita (Moreno), his writing partner, for over 50 years. One of Nadia's main jobs with Hector to help him sort through the massive amounts of stuff he has have kept over the years.' (more...)

ALADDIN Begins Previews on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

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Photo Flash: First Look at New Photos from ALADDIN on Broadway- Performances Begin Tomorrow!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre tomorrow, Wednesday, February 26th, 2014, prior to opening on March 20th. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony AwardŽ and eight-time OscarŽ winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). BroadwayWorld brings you new photos of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Local Musical Theater Stars Featured in Center Stage Opera's THE BEST OF BROADWAY Concert
by Shari Barrett - Feb 23, 2014

THE BEST OF BROADWAY concert selections include rousing renditions of Broadway show tunes, accompanied by the Center Stage Opera orchestra, led spectacularly by guest conductor Ryan Rowles. All of the soloists have rich, full voices, with standout performances by those who acted the songs rather than just standing and singing them. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- Courtney Reed!
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet Jasmine- Courtney Reed! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- Courtney Reed!
by Stage Tube - Feb 22, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet Jasmine- Courtney Reed! (more...)

Jeffrey Bean, Elizabeth Bunch and More Star in World Premiere of Theresa Rebeck's FOOL at Alley Theatre, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Alley Theatre presents the world premiere of a new comedy by Theresa Rebeck, Fool. In Rebeck's new comedy, two kings get together and place a wager on their fools - a jester competition, and the funniest one gets to keep his head. Two evil minions have a lot to say about this, but not as much as the kitchen wench. And what's the queen been up to all night? A dramatical comical farcical tragical play about power, love and laughter, set in a medieval kitchen. Adult Language, Adult Situations, Beheadings. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Honor Barbara Cook with Julie Harris Award at 2014 Tony Awards Viewing Party, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Broadway legend, Barbara Cook, will be honored with The Julie Harris Award for Artistic Achievement at The Actors Fund's 18th Annual Tony Awards Viewing Party on June 8th, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- James Monroe Iglehart
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet the Genie- James Monroe Iglehart! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Meet the Company of ALADDIN- Adam Jacobs!
by Stage Tube - Feb 20, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. In anticipation of the big Broadway opening, we're getting acquainted with the company. In the video below, meet Aladdin himself- Adam Jacobs! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Make Way for Prince Ali and Cast of Broadway's ALADDIN!
by Walter McBride - Feb 19, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. The company met the press yesterday and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big event below! (more...)

BWW TV: Meet the Company of Broadway's ALADDIN- Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 18, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. The company met the press earlier today and you can check out interviews with the cast below! (more...)

Kritzerland to Host Tribute to Hal Prince, 3/3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents THE PRINCE AND THE SHOWTUNE: A TRIBUTE TO HAROLD PRINCE on MONDAY, MARCH 3, 2014 - 8:00 PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/16/2014 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Davis Gaines Stars in THE MUSIC MAN at Musical Theatre West, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard. (more...)

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton Join West End Transfer of THE PAJAMA GAME
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

Peter Polycarpou, Gary Wilmot and Colin Stinton join the cast of the West End transfer of Chichester Festival Theatre's sparkling production of the Broadway smash hit musical, The Pajama Game, directed by Richard Eyre. Peter Polycarpou and Colin Stinton reprise their roles as Vernon Hines and Hasler, with Gary Wilmot taking over the role of Vernon Hines from 2 June. They join the previously announced Joanna Riding and Michael Xavier. The Pajama Game opens at the Shaftesbury Theatre on 13 May, with previews from 2 May, playing until 13 September 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: U of U Charmingly Stages SHE LOVES ME
by Blair Howell - Feb 11, 2014

The University of Utah's Department of Theatre production of 'She Loves Me' embraces the musical's unabashed romanticism and lovingly reveals its many charms. (more...)

ALADDIN Announces Broadway Rush Policy!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy AwardŽ-winning animated film, begins performances at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre on February 26th, 2014 for a March 20 opening. The show just announced the following rush policy: A limited number of general rush seats will be sold for each performance on the day of the show when the box office opens for $32.50 each. Rush tickets can be purchased by cash or charge at the box office. Locations will be at the theatre's discretion and may not be offered at all performances. Each guest in line may purchase a maximum of two (2) tickets. (more...)

Scott Ellis Set to Direct NBC's Upcoming Comedy ONE BIG HAPPY
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

According to Deadline, Broadway director Scott Ellis has signed on to direct NBC's upcoming comedy from Warner Bros. and executive producer Ellen DeGeneres, ONE BIG HAPPY. The show is about 'two platonic friends since childhood, a lesbian, Lizzy, and her straight male best friend, Luke (Zano) who have been living together and have been trying to have a baby via artificial insemination for some time. They finally get pregnant - just as Luke meets and impulsively marries the love of his life.' (more...)

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