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West End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Announces Full CastWest End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women's football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. Opening at the Phoenix Theatre on 24 June 2015, London previews for Bend It Like Beckham begin on 15 May 2015. Ronni Ancona will play Paula, Jules's Mum, with Jamal Andreas as Jess' good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess' sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Reveals Broadway Secrets for LYRICS & LYRICISTS!STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Reveals Broadway Secrets for LYRICS & LYRICISTS!
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2015

In anticipation of the concert, Jeremy Jordan is revealing some Broadway secrets. Check out what he was able to reveal in 30 second below! (more...)

Dew, Samuels and Kalidas Confirmed For BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Opening May 2015!Dew, Samuels and Kalidas Confirmed For BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM, Opening May 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Natalie Dew will play football crazy Jess with Lauren Samuels as Jules, a player with the Harriers, a local women's football team, and Jamie Campbell Bower as their coach Joe. Opening at the Phoenix Theatre on 24 June 2015, London previews for Bend It Like Beckham begin on 15 May 2015. Ronni Ancona will play Paula, Jules's Mum, with Jamal Andreas as Jess' good friend Tony. Preeya Kalidas plays Pinky, Jess' sister, with Tony Jayawardena and Natasha Jayetileke as her parents, Mr and Mrs Bhamra. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PUTTING IT TOGETHER At Main Street TheaterBWW Reviews: PUTTING IT TOGETHER At Main Street Theater
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Jan 9, 2015

BWW Reviews: PUTTING IT TOGETHER At Main Street Theater (more...)

Update: It's Official! Jennifer Hudson Will Make Broadway Debut Next Fall in Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE!Update: It's Official! Jennifer Hudson Will Make Broadway Debut Next Fall in Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Following rumors earlier today that Jennifer Hudson would be making her Broadway debut in a revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, producers have now confirmed that the Oscar winner will indeed head to the Great White Way. Beginning next fall, John Doyle's critically acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Color Purple, the landmark musical will come to Broadway with the Grammy, Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner in the role of Shug Avery, despite earlier reports that she'd be taking on the role of Celie. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced: RAGTIME, AVENUE Q and ALL OUR TRAGIC Win Locally; MOTOWN, AMAZING GRACE Tours Honored2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced: RAGTIME, AVENUE Q and ALL OUR TRAGIC Win Locally; MOTOWN, AMAZING GRACE Tours Honored
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 8, 2015

On the coldest night of the year, spirits were high at The Call Bar in the Andersonville neighborhood, as the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Hosted by BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Editor Paul W. Thompson and The Call's hostess, Ashley Morgan, the Celebration lasted from 8:00 pm to the stroke of midnight, as the winners in 36 categories were revealed. (more...)

Natalie Dew to Star as 'Jess' in West End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM MusicalNatalie Dew to Star as 'Jess' in West End's BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

The world premiere of the new British stage musical Bend It Like Beckham, directed by Gurinder Chadha, with original music by Howard Goodall, lyrics by Charles Hart, a new book by Paul Mayeda Berges and Gurinder Chadha, has found its leading lady. The Daily Mail writes that newcomer Natalie Dew will star as 'Jess' at the Phoenix Theatre this summer. (more...)

Breaking News: SMASH Stars Brian d'Arcy James and Christian Borle to Reunite in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on BroadwayBreaking News: SMASH Stars Brian d'Arcy James and Christian Borle to Reunite in SOMETHING ROTTEN! on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Producer Kevin McCollum is proud to announce that Broadway favorite leading men and 'Smash' costars, two time Tony Award nominee Brian d'Arcy James (Shrek, Sweet Smell of Success) and Tony Award winner Christian Borle (Peter and the Starcatcher) will return to the stage to star in Something Rotten!, a completely original new musical comedy directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary CelebrationHouston Grand Opera Launches New Season With MADAME BUTTERFLY, THE MAGIC FLUTE and 60th Anniversary Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

After a resoundingly successful fall season and the launch of its new holiday opera series with the world premiere of Iain Bell and Simon Callow's A Christmas Carol, Houston Grand Opera (HGO) rings in 2015 with two beloved productions: a reprise of Michael Grandage's knockout staging of Puccini's Madame Butterfly, which triumphed at its 2010 Houston debut, and the American premiere of Sir Nicholas Hytner's iconic English National Opera staging of Mozart's The Magic Flute in a revival directed by Ian Rutherford. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!SWEENEY TODD, THE MAGIC FLUTE, CRAMEN and More Set for San Francisco Opera's 2015-16 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced the Company's 2015-16 season repertory and roster of international and critically acclaimed guest artists, conductors and creative teams scheduled to appear at the War Memorial Opera House. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Celebrate Album Release at BirdlandPhoto Coverage: Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Celebrate Album Release at Birdland
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 6, 2015

Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz just celebrated their new album, I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz with a concert at Birdland (315 W. 44th Street, New York, NY 10036). Check out photos from te special night below! (more...)

Alysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Release New Album 'I'VE BEEN PLAYED' TodayAlysha Umphress & Jeff Blumenkrantz Release New Album 'I'VE BEEN PLAYED' Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Alysha Umphress, currently starring in the new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, and Tony Award-nominated composer and performer Jeff Blumenkrantz celebrate the release of their new album, 'I've Been Played: Alysha Umphress Swings Jeff Blumenkrantz.' The pair appeared in a release concert at Birdland last night. (more...)

Christina Nieves and Jim DeSelm to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, 1/15-3/22Christina Nieves and Jim DeSelm to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, 1/15-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production previews January 15, opens January 22 and runs through March 22. (more...)

Breaking News: Roger Rees, Tom Nelis and Michelle Veintimilla Set to Join Chita Rivera in THE VISIT on Broadway!Breaking News: Roger Rees, Tom Nelis and Michelle Veintimilla Set to Join Chita Rivera in THE VISIT on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Roger Rees, Tom Nelis and Michelle Veintimilla will join Chita Rivera in John Kander and Fred Ebb's The Visit, which is expected to arrive on Broadway this spring. It has not yet been announced where and when the show will open, but an official announcement is imminent. (more...)

The Abbey's Monday Night Cabaret Series Announces Additional Performances, Begin. 1/12The Abbey's Monday Night Cabaret Series Announces Additional Performances, Begin. 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Continuing to bring the best in local talent to the stage, The Abbey announces additional acts that will be joining the Monday Night Cabaret Series starting in January. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Now! Norm Lewis Leads New York Philharmonic's Gershwin CelebrationSTAGE TUBE: Watch Now! Norm Lewis Leads New York Philharmonic's Gershwin Celebration
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2015

Jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway leading man Norm Lewis joined the New York Philharmonic LIVE on December 31, 2014, ringing in the New Year with style and swagger in an evening of Gershwin suites, overtures and indelible standards. Check out the whole concert on PBS below! (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TOWN Bumps Two-Disc Cast Album Release to MarchBroadway's ON THE TOWN Bumps Two-Disc Cast Album Release to March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

The new Broadway revival of On The Town was recorded in November 2014 for a two-disc cast album to be released by PS Classics. After announcing a previous date for January 20, the label's website now lists a March 3 release. (more...)

SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS Set for 54 Below, 1/16-17SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS Set for 54 Below, 1/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ("Merrily We Roll Along"), Pamela Myers ("Company") & Chip Zien ("Into The Woods") in "SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS" on January 16 & 17, 2015. These three original Sondheim cast members share songs and stories, recalling their experiences creating their roles in these landmark musicals on Broadway. The show is conceived and directed by Grammy and Emmy Award winner, John McDaniel, as part of his second season as artistic director of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center's Cabaret and Performance conference. (more...)

BWW Previews: GOLD AS ICE by The Skivvies at 42West in NYC, 1/12BWW Previews: GOLD AS ICE by The Skivvies at 42West in NYC, 1/12
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 2, 2015

The Skivvies, Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley will perform their show, 'Gold as Ice' on Monday, January 12th at 42West in New York City. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Winners Announced - Lee Slobotkin, Kathy Fitzgerald, David Blazer & More!2014 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Winners Announced - Lee Slobotkin, Kathy Fitzgerald, David Blazer & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 San Antonio winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Winners Announced - John Rubinstein, Melissa Giattino, Emma Hunton & More!2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Winners Announced - John Rubinstein, Melissa Giattino, Emma Hunton & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 San Francisco winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Christina Nieves & Jim DeSelm Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning TonightChristina Nieves & Jim DeSelm Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production previews tonight, January 15, opens January 22 and runs through March 22. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 14, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was great! Now onward to '50 Shades,' 'Mr. Burns' and 'Book Of Merman,' plus two from Christopher Pazdernik,' 'Ordinary Days,' 'First Wives Club,' tributes to John Hughes and Stephen Sondheim and a showtune film cameo! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre presents The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti, Lena Hall & More Join The Skivvies at 42WestPhoto Flash: Laura Benanti, Lena Hall & More Join The Skivvies at 42West
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The undie-rock comedy-pop duo of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley just made their 42West debut in THE SKIVVIES...GOLD AS ICE. The show featured an all-star line up of guest artists from the worlds of Broadway, Television and Film, including TONY Award winners Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) and Laura Benanti (Gypsy, The Sound of Music, Nine), and Colin Donnell (Arrow, The Affair), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu), Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde),Erik Altemus (Pippin), Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and many more. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess & More Sing with The SkivviesSTAGE TUBE: Lena Hall, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess & More Sing with The Skivvies
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2015

Jacob Langfelder presents THE SKIVVIES...GOLD AS ICE. The undie-rock comedy-pop duo of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley just made their 42West debut in THE SKIVVIES...GOLD AS ICE. The show featured an all-star line up of guest artists from the worlds of Broadway, Television and Film, including TONY Award winners Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) and Laura Benanti (Gypsy, The Sound of Music, Nine) and Colin Donnell (Arrow, The Affair), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu), Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde),Erik Altemus (Pippin), Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and many more. Check out highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Host OPERA'S GREATEST HITS AND MORE! Concert, 1/24Vancouver Opera to Host OPERA'S GREATEST HITS AND MORE! Concert, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Following the success of last year's 'Opera's Greatest Hits - and More!' concert at the Surrey Arts Centre, Vancouver Opera again brings the best of opera hits and Broadway tunes to Surrey. The affordable, family-friendly concert will be performed by this year's participants in VO's acclaimed Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists program, a springboard for artists on the verge of launching international careers. (more...)

BWW Preview: INTO THE WOODS Benefit Concert for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and MCC Toronto Refugee & Immigration ProgramBWW Preview: INTO THE WOODS Benefit Concert for the AIDS Committee of Toronto (ACT) and MCC Toronto Refugee & Immigration Program
by Dennis Kucherawy - Jan 13, 2015

“Witch Fulfillment” – that's what next Saturday night's benefit concert of “Into the Woods” (ITW) is for artistic director Christopher Wilson. He adores the beloved Stephen Sondheim/James Lapine fairytale musical and his excitement mounts with each passing day. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Sets Cast for 10X10 New Play Festival, Running 2/12-3/1Barrington Stage Company Sets Cast for 10X10 New Play Festival, Running 2/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced casting for the 10-minute plays for the 4th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, with performances February 12 through March 1, as part of the 2015 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. (more...)

Lincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five BoroughsLincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Lincoln Center is expanding its Lincoln Center Local series, offering free screenings of world-class performances to library branches around New York City's five boroughs. The Lincoln Cente­­r Local: Free Screenings series, running from January to June 2015, is part of a pilot program run by Lincoln Center Education, and expands upon last year's Lincoln Center Local HD series. (more...)

Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

This exciting new staging will star the radiant Laura Griffith as Julie and 5th Avenue favorite Brandon O'Neill as Billy in his first Seattle production following his Broadway debut in Disney's Aladdin. The cast also includes local luminaries Anne Allgood, Eric Ankrim, Allen Fitzpatrick, Sean G. Griffin, Cynthia Jones, and Billie Wildrick, and marks The 5th Avenue debut of rising talent Joshua Downs. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Ben Fankhauser & More Set to Perform the Songsof F. Michael Haynie at 54 Below, 1/23Taylor Louderman, Ben Fankhauser & More Set to Perform the Songsof F. Michael Haynie at 54 Below, 1/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present THE SONGS OF F. MICHAEL HAYNIE on Friday, January 23rd at 11:30pm. The newly announced list of special guests who will perform with F. includes Taylor Louderman (Bring It On, "Peter Pan LIVE!"), Ben Fankhauser (Newsies), Jeremy Morse (Bloodsong of Love), and Julia Mattison (Godspell), among others. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway Releases Photos from the Original INTO THE WOODS Vault!Masterworks Broadway Releases Photos from the Original INTO THE WOODS Vault!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Stephen Sondheim displays his work of whimsy and intellectual legerdemain on Into The Woods, and Masterworks Broadway has just pulled new photos from the MWB vault featuring Bernadette Peters, Chip Zien, Joanna Gleason and others from the original Broadway cast recording session. Click here to check out the collection! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Winners Announced - Betsy Mugavero, Anthony Covatta, Pat Miller & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Winners Announced - Betsy Mugavero, Anthony Covatta, Pat Miller & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Cleveland winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jeremy Jordan, Kate Baldwin & More Sing Sondheim at LYRICS & LYRICISTSPhoto Coverage: Jeremy Jordan, Kate Baldwin & More Sing Sondheim at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 12, 2015

Lyrics & Lyricists gets going on the opening show of its 45th season with 'A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheimand Harold Prince Collaboration' continuing tonight, January 12. Artistic director David Loud, himself a frequent Sondheim collaborator, explores the 1970-1981 partnership behind the groundbreaking musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along - with cast members Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley, and Jeremy Jordan. Check out photos from the special concert event below! (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Delaware Winners Announced - Ryan Hagan, David Button, Erin Williams & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Delaware Winners Announced - Ryan Hagan, David Button, Erin Williams & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Delaware winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

David Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatreDavid Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

BWW Cabaret Profile: Vocalist CELIA BERK Draws Her Own Map From Fear to CraftBWW Cabaret Profile: Vocalist CELIA BERK Draws Her Own Map From Fear to Craft
by Alix Cohen - Jan 10, 2015

The four-night Mabel Mercer Foundation's annual Cabaret Convention at Lincoln's Center's Rose Hall in late October has become arguably the most important cabaret event of the year. For the most part, it is a star-studded affair featuring celebrated veteran performers and exciting young newcomers. Night four of this year's 25th Convention featured a 'Songs of Irving Berlin' theme hosted by the popular Klea Blackhurst, and starring acclaimed cabaret entertainers such as Anita Gillette, Karen Mason, Sidney Myer, Karen Oberlin, and Stacy Sullivan. Also in the lineup was a relatively unknown vocalist named Celia Berk. (more...)

Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2014!Photo Flashback: Up on the Marquee in 2014!
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2014

Dozens of shows celebrated opening nights over the past twelve months, making 2014 a truly epic year in theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorite Broadway (and even some off Broadway) marquee photos from the past year! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 31st, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 31st, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 31, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Braodway. It's the Top Ten Hot Topix for the last half of 2014, and the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015! (more...)

Norm Lewis, Dianne Reeves and the NY Phil Present All-Gershwin New Year's Eve Concert TonightNorm Lewis, Dianne Reeves and the NY Phil Present All-Gershwin New Year's Eve Concert Tonight
by TV News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

Live From Lincoln Center-now in its 40th anniversary season-continues an annual tradition with the New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Celebration, ringing in 2015 with an all-Gershwin program as jazz great Dianne Reeves, Broadway leading man Norm Lewis, and conductor Bramwell Tovey join the New York Philharmonic. (more...)

2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre and Opera2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives: Musical Theatre and Opera
by David Fick - Dec 31, 2014

The penultimate column in our 2014 South African Theatre Retrospectives deals with musical theatre and opera. Today we celebrate 'six of the best' opera and musical theatre productions from around the country - with two honourable mentions for an outstanding cabaret and revue - having already looked at some of the best plays and dance productions of the year. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre Announces Full Cast for BILLY ELLIOT; Performances Begin Next Month!La Mirada Theatre Announces Full Cast for BILLY ELLIOT; Performances Begin Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT announce the complete cast as they present pure "electricity" with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Kritzerland to Present 'THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT' in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents THE KIDS ARE ALL RIGHT - OUR ANNUAL YOUNG PEOPLE SHOW! on MONDAY, JANUARY 12, 2015 - 7:00 PM. (more...)

Louis Pardo and Ashley Fox Linton to Lead Rubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Opening 1/24Louis Pardo and Ashley Fox Linton to Lead Rubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Opening 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura has just announced the director and cast for the company's mainstage production of The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's emotionally powerful, intimate pop musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love and try to hold on to each other when life leads them in opposite directions. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000sFLASH SPECIAL: Sondheim By The Decade, Part 3 - 1990s & 2000s
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 26, 2014

The feature film adaptation of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's beloved fairy tale musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to movie theaters nationwide on Christmas Day and BroadwayWorld celebrates the man behind the music and lyrics with a new series highlighting the work of the iconic composer and lyricist, finishing today with a look at his work in the 1990s and 2000s. (more...)

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