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Drury Lane Theatre (Oakbrook Terrace, IL, )
100 Drury Lane
Oakbrook Terrace, IL,

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The sophistication, wit, heart and genius of Broadway's most innovative and influential artist is at the center of this tribute to composer-lyricist Stephen Sondheim. This dazzling array of some of Sondheim's best-known songs features numbers from shows that revolutionized musical theatre, including songs from Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum.


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WONDERLAND's Karen Mason Featured on WOR Radio Today
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2011

Karen Mason, who stars as The Queen of Hearts in Broadway new musical, WONDERLAND, will be featured on WOR Radio's 'Valerie's New York' today (Monday, May 9) at 6pm and WBAI Radio's 'Everything Old is New Again' today at 9:30pm. (more...)

Music Hall Ballroom Welcomes On Broadway with the Mighty Wurlitzer 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) is pleased to announce its third organ concert in the Music Hall Ballroom - On Broadway with the Mighty Wurlitzer - on Thursday, May 5 at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. (more...)

Music Hall Ballroom Welcomes On Broadway with the Mighty Wurlitzer 5/5
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2011

The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) is pleased to announce its third organ concert in the Music Hall Ballroom - On Broadway with the Mighty Wurlitzer - on Thursday, May 5 at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: SIDE BY SIDE at Signature Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2011

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre fittingly wraps up its 2011-2012 season by paying tribute to their 'signature' composer Stephen Sondheim, with Side by Side by Sondheim, the renowned musical revue celebrating the early works of America's leading composer. (more...)

Gardiner, 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...)

Signature Theatre Announces CHESS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, & More in '10-'11 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of the Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre, today announced the company's 2010-2011 season of four musicals and three plays, with the innovative company producing three world premieres and one regional premiere. (more...)

New Rep Announces PASSING STRANGE, Runs 5/1-22
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, will conclude its 27th Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange. Directed by Kate Warner, with music direction by Todd C. Gordon, and choreography by Kelli Edwards, Passing Strange begins performances on May 1 and runs through May 22, 2011. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres – May 2011 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - May 2, 2011

The DC area is full of spring splendor with so many gorgeous trees and azaleas in full bloom, and our local theatres are filled with new colorful productions. So come visit the Nation's Capital and bask in the city's beauty and the power and joy of our local theatres. (more...)

Colony 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...)

New Rep Announces PASSING STRANGE, Runs 5/1-22
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, will conclude its 27th Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange. Directed by Kate Warner, with music direction by Todd C. Gordon, and choreography by Kelli Edwards, Passing Strange begins performances on May 1 and runs through May 22, 2011. (more...)

New Rep Announces PREMIERE PARTY 2011 EVENT 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2011

On Monday, March 7, 2011, New Rep will be holding its very first Premiere Party at the historic Commander's Mansion. New Rep's Premiere Party 2011 is an exciting evening of entertainment to celebrate the announcement of New Rep's 2011-2012 Season. (more...)

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality Presents Hear Our Song 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2011

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to present an upcoming musical extravaganza: 'Hear Our Song,' to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Friday April 8, 2011 at 8 pm. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres - April 2011 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Mar 30, 2011

While the cherry blossoms are blooming - over 30 productions will be taking root on DC area stages in April. So come visit the Nation's Capital and see a show or two or more. There's something playing for everyone. (more...)

WST for Kids Presents THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2011

This spring, Walnut Street Theatre for Kids audiences will embark on an extraordinary journey with The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, packed with song-and-dance fun, exciting travel and new discoveries. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 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. (more...)

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality Presents Hear Our Song 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2011

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to present an upcoming musical extravaganza: 'Hear Our Song,' to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Friday April 8, 2011 at 8 pm. (more...)

New Rep Announces THE LAST FIVE , Opens 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is pleased to announce it will be producing Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical The Last Five Years. (more...)

Fargo-Moorhead Community Theatre Holds Auditions for Upcoming Shows, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2011

The Fargo-Moordhead Community Theatre has posted auditions for three upcoming shows. Auditions for LEND ME A TENOR will be held February 13th and 15th at 7pm. The show is directed by David and Shanara Lassig and runs April 8th - 17th. (more...)

Cadden Jones Performs for The Harmony Program 3/26 & 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2011

Cadden Jones returns to the stage, headlining a limited engagement spring concert series to benefit The Harmony Program, a not-for-profit music education organization, on Saturday, March 26 at 7PM and Saturday, April 2 at 7PM at the Triad Theatre, 152 West 72nd Street. Broadway composer/conductor Phil Hall is the Musical Director and Aimee Francis directs. (more...)

Cadden Jones Performs for The Harmony Program 3/26 & 4/2
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

Cadden Jones returns to the stage, headlining a limited engagement spring concert series to benefit The Harmony Program, a not-for-profit music education organization, on Saturday, March 26 at 7PM and Saturday, April 2 at 7PM at the Triad Theatre, 152 West 72nd Street. Broadway composer/conductor Phil Hall is the Musical Director and Aimee Francis directs. (more...)

WST for Kids Presents THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2011

This spring, Walnut Street Theatre for Kids audiences will embark on an extraordinary journey with The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, packed with song-and-dance fun, exciting travel and new discoveries. (more...)

Music Hall Ballroom Welcomes On Broadway with the Mighty Wurlitzer 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

The Society for the Preservation of Music Hall (SPMH) is pleased to announce its third organ concert in the Music Hall Ballroom - On Broadway with the Mighty Wurlitzer - on Thursday, May 5 at 10:30 AM and 7:00 PM. (more...)

New Rep Announces THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is pleased to announce it will be producing Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical The Last Five Years. (more...)

Colony Theater Presents THE ALL NIGHT STRUT!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 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. (more...)

Nancye Hayes, Toni Lammond & Jill Perryman Announced as Recipients of the J C Williamson Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2011

Live Performance Australia (LPA) today announced that the recipients of the prestigious JC Williamson AwardTM, to be presented at the 2011 Helpmann Awards®, are Nancye Hayes OAM, Toni Lammond AM and Jill Perryman AM MBE. (more...)

Gardiner, 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...)

Signature Theatre Announces CHESS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, & More in '10-'11 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2011

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of the Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre, today announced the company's 2010-2011 season of four musicals and three plays, with the innovative company producing three world premieres and one regional premiere. (more...)

PARADE To Be Revived at The Vault at Southwark Playhouse, Opens Aug 10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2011

Parade, the acclaimed Broadway musical by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Alfred Uhry and award-winning composer Jason Robert Brown, was nominated for nine Tony Awards on its premiere in 1998 - winning Best Book and Best?Score - and subsequently won both the Drama Desk and New York Drama Critics' Circle Awards for Best New Musical. (more...)

The Laurie Beechman Theatre Presents Teri Ralston, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2011

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to present Broadway's TERI RALSTON (Company, A Little Night Music) in the debut of her brand new show, Songs I've Grown Into. Ms. Ralston will appear for one night only, Saturday, June 25 @ 7pm. There is a $20 cover charge, as well as a $15 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). For reservations, which are necessary, please call 212 695 6909. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd St., in the heart of New York's Theatre district. (more...)

Charles West Joins THE FANTASTICKS June 18-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

Charles West, whose credits include the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Show Boat and who is currently understudying the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, will assume that role for twelve performances from June 18 through June 26, 2011. (more...)

Charles West Set to Join THE FANTASTICKS, 6/18 -26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2011

Charles West, whose credits include the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Show Boat and who is currently understudying the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, will assume that role for twelve performances from June 18 through June 26, 2011. (more...)

Charles West Set to Join THE FANTASTICKS, 6/18 -26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

Charles West, whose credits include the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Show Boat and who is currently understudying the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, will assume that role for twelve performances from June 18 through June 26, 2011. (more...)

Charles West Joins THE FANTASTICKS June 18-26
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2011

Charles West, whose credits include the Broadway productions of The Scarlet Pimpernel and Show Boat and who is currently understudying the role of El Gallo in The Fantasticks, will assume that role for twelve performances from June 18 through June 26, 2011. (more...)

Signature Theatre Closes Season with SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Feat. Anderson, Scott et al., 4/26-6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre fittingly wraps up its 2011-2012 season by paying tribute to their 'signature' composer Stephen Sondheim, with Side by Side by Sondheim, the renowned musical revue celebrating the early works of America's leading composer. Signature's Resident Director Matthew Gardiner directs and choreographs Broadway stars Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act) and Matthew Scott (Sondheim on Sondheim, Jersey Boys, Signature's Ace), along with Helen Hayes Award-winner and Signature favorite Sherri L. Edelen (Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Side Show ). Musical Director Jon Kalbfleisch (Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, Les Miserables at Signature) and Associate Musical Director Gabriel Mangiante (Signature's [title of show] and Dirty Blonde) round out the cast and will accompany the trio on pianos. (more...)

The Laurie Beechman Theatre Presents Teri Ralston, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is very pleased to present Broadway's TERI RALSTON (Company, A Little Night Music) in the debut of her brand new show, Songs I've Grown Into. Ms. Ralston will appear for one night only, Saturday, June 25 @ 7pm. There is a $20 cover charge, as well as a $15 food/beverage minimum (a full dinner menu is available). For reservations, which are necessary, please call 212 695 6909. The Laurie Beechman Theatre is located within The West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd St., in the heart of New York's Theatre district. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces CHESS, SUNSET BOULEVARD, & More in '10-'11 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2011

Eric Schaeffer, Artistic Director of the Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre, today announced the company's 2010-2011 season of four musicals and three plays, with the innovative company producing three world premieres and one regional premiere. (more...)

A Theatre Lover's Guide to DC/Capital Area Theatres – June 2011 Offerings
by Joel Markowitz - Jun 1, 2011

The humidity is starting to climb and it's what we call around here -- 'corn weather'. But in the air-conditioned theatres in the Nation's Capital there is a harvest of new shows opening. So if you're here visiting the monuments and the Smithsonian museums, get out of the heat and come see a play or a musical. (more...)

RESPECT LA DIVA Set for Garrick Theatre, Opens September 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2011

Respect La Diva, conceived and directed by Adrian Grant, the creator of hit international show Thriller Live, will arrive at the Garrick Theatre for a strictly limited run from 7 September until 24 September, with press night on 8 September. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 6, 2011
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 6, 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. 'Million Dollar Quartet,' Midwest New Musicals, 'The Homosexuals,' 'Godspell' at 40, 'The Rose Of Stambul,' a BroadwayWorld Chicago party and more! (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Hanggi Helms AND THE CURTAIN RISES at Signature Theatre; Begins 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre, through its groundbreaking American Musical Voices Project (AMVP), announces the world premiere of the musical comedy And the Curtain Rises (formerly known as Wheatley's Folly). Beginning performances on Thursday, March 17, 2011, And the Curtain Rises marks the third production presented as part of Signature's AMVP, the largest commissioning program for new musicals in the country, following Michael John LaChiusa's Giant in 2009 and Ricky Ian Gordon's Sycamore Trees last year. The Washington Post has said that 'Signature's AMVP is the most ambitious embrace of new musical theater in the DC region.' (more...)

92Y's L&L Presents STAGE DOOR CANTEEN: BROADWAY RESPONDS TO WWII
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2011

This year marks the 70th anniversary of the U.S. entry into World War II and in 1941 songwriters - like all Americans - did their part for the war effort, with hits from Irving Berlin, Frank Loesser and many more working to keep up morale. (more...)

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality Presents Hear Our Song 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to present an upcoming musical extravaganza: 'Hear Our Song,' to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Friday April 8, 2011 at 8 pm. (more...)

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality Presents Hear Our Song 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2011

Unity Center for Practical Spirituality is proud to present an upcoming musical extravaganza: 'Hear Our Song,' to be held at the Norwalk City Hall, Concert Hall at 125 East Avenue, Norwalk, on Friday April 8, 2011 at 8 pm. (more...)

New Rep Announces PASSING STRANGE, Runs 5/1-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, will conclude its 27th Season with the Tony Award-winning musical Passing Strange. Directed by Kate Warner, with music direction by Todd C. Gordon, and choreography by Kelli Edwards, Passing Strange begins performances on May 1 and runs through May 22, 2011. (more...)

Signature Theatre Closes Season with SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, 4/26-6/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2011

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre fittingly wraps up its 2011-2012 season by paying tribute to their 'signature' composer Stephen Sondheim, with Side by Side by Sondheim, the renowned musical revue celebrating the early works of America's leading composer. Signature's Resident Director Matthew Gardiner directs and choreographs Broadway stars Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act) and Matthew Scott (Sondheim on Sondheim, Jersey Boys, Signature's Ace), along with Helen Hayes Award-winner and Signature favorite Sherri L. Edelen (Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Side Show ). Musical Director Jon Kalbfleisch (Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, Les Miserables at Signature) and Associate Musical Director Gabriel Mangiante (Signature's [title of show] and Dirty Blonde) round out the cast and will accompany the trio on pianos. (more...)

WST for Kids Presents THE MUSICAL ADVENTURES OF FLAT STANLEY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2011

This spring, Walnut Street Theatre for Kids audiences will embark on an extraordinary journey with The Musical Adventures of Flat Stanley, packed with song-and-dance fun, exciting travel and new discoveries. (more...)

New Rep Announces THE LAST FIVE YEARS Thru 4/17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2011

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is pleased to announce it will be producing Jason Robert Brown's award-winning musical The Last Five Years. (more...)

Photo Flash: Signature Theatre Honors Bernadette Peters with Sondheim Award
by Charles Shubow - Apr 14, 2011

There was a packed house at the Embassy of Italy on Monday night, April 11 as close to 400 Signature Theatre enthusiasts paid $650 and upwards per person for the theatre's annual Gala. And when the evening was over, no one was disappointed. (more...)

Signature Theatre Closes Season with SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Feat. Anderson, Scott et al., 4/26-6/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre fittingly wraps up its 2011-2012 season by paying tribute to their 'signature' composer Stephen Sondheim, with Side by Side by Sondheim, the renowned musical revue celebrating the early works of America's leading composer. Signature's Resident Director Matthew Gardiner directs and choreographs Broadway stars Nancy Anderson (Wonderful Town, A Class Act) and Matthew Scott (Sondheim on Sondheim, Jersey Boys, Signature's Ace), along with Helen Hayes Award-winner and Signature favorite Sherri L. Edelen (Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Side Show ). Musical Director Jon Kalbfleisch (Sunset Boulevard, Show Boat, Les Miserables at Signature) and Associate Musical Director Gabriel Mangiante (Signature's [title of show] and Dirty Blonde) round out the cast and will accompany the trio on pianos. (more...)

Signature Theatre Caps off 21st Season with Side by Side 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2011

The Tony Award®-winning Signature Theatre fittingly wraps up its 2011-2012 season by paying tribute to their "signature" composer Stephen Sondheim, with Side by Side by Sondheim, the renowned musical revue celebrating the early works of America's leading composer. (more...)

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