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Angela Lansbury Says She's Been Rehearsing BLITHE SPIRIT Role 'All My Life'Angela Lansbury Says She's Been Rehearsing BLITHE SPIRIT Role 'All My Life'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

In a recent interview with The Star, Angela Lansbury spoke about her role in Noel Coward's comedy 'Blithe Spirit', which opens in Toronto on February 11th. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's LES MISERABLES will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

Angela Lansbury-Led BLITHE SPIRIT Becomes Best-Selling Play Revival at the Ahmanson in Over 25 YearsAngela Lansbury-Led BLITHE SPIRIT Becomes Best-Selling Play Revival at the Ahmanson in Over 25 Years
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Following sold-out engagements on Broadway and in London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansbury enjoyed continued success with Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play 'Blithe Spirit' in its Center Theatre Group/Ahmanson Theatre engagement. (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2015 Sets All-Star Lineup: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Florence Henderson, Jackie Hoffman & More!BROADWAY BACKWARDS 2015 Sets All-Star Lineup: Brian Stokes Mitchell, Florence Henderson, Jackie Hoffman & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The 10th annual edition of Broadway Backwards will celebrate some of the most memorable numbers from previous years and feature the return of many of the show's most popular performers. The one-night-only performance is produced by Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and benefits BC/EFA and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York. (more...)

TheatreZone's 10th Anniversary Concert to Feature Andrea McArdle, Larry Alexander & MoreTheatreZone's 10th Anniversary Concert to Feature Andrea McArdle, Larry Alexander & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

TheatreZone is returning to its roots to celebrate their 10th anniversary with four live concerts featuring a cast of 13 fan favorite performers from the non profit theatre group's past decade of musicals. (more...)

San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8San Francisco Opera and Merola Opera's 'Schwabacher Debut Recitals' Series to Launch 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

San Francisco Opera Center and the Merola Opera Program present the 33rd season of the Schwabacher Debut Recitals, beginning February 8, 2015 with soprano Erin Johnson and pianist Sun Ha Yoon at Temple Emanu-El's Martin Meyer Sanctuary in San Francisco. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD to Open 2/20 at York Little TheatreSWEENEY TODD to Open 2/20 at York Little Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

?York Little Theatre (YLT) will present the musical thriller Sweeney Todd February 20-22, 26-28 and March 1 on the Main Stage. (more...)

LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19LACO to 'Discover' Mozart, 2/19
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra Music Director Jeffrey Kahane serves as musical 'tour guide' for LACO's annual 'Discover' program, which this season features a special one-night-only exploration of Mozart's incomparable and deeply moving Requiem in D minor with special guests Alison King, soprano; Emily Fons, alto; Nicholas Phan, tenor; Aubrey Allicock, bass; and the Los Angeles Master Chorale, on Thursday, February 19, 2015, 8 pm, at Pasadena's Ambassador Auditorium. The evening is designed to lead patrons to a greater understanding of Mozart's musical capstone and to appreciate the work with 'new ears.' Kahane, lauded for his 'eloquence' (The New York Times), explores a different work each year for LACO's annual Discover concert. According to LA Opening Nights, 'Some conductors are born educators, and Jeffrey Kahane is one of them.' Adding a special flourish to Kahane's introduction to the work are Antaeus Company actors John Sloan (Mozart ) and JD Cullum (Salieri). (more...)

Broadway Manager, Producer and BC/EFA Activist Peter Neufeld Passes Away at 78Broadway Manager, Producer and BC/EFA Activist Peter Neufeld Passes Away at 78
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

A successful Broadway company manager, general manager and producer for more than 20 years, Peter Neufeld passed away peacefully after a long battle with Parkinson's disease this morning, January 27, 2015, at The Actors Fund's Lillian Booth Residence in Englewood, NJ, where he had been living since 2007. He was 78. (more...)

OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, celebrates its one-year anniversary on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through May 10 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This WeekAmas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed by Christopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held tonight, February 9th at 6pm and tomorrow, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse (244 West 54th Street - between Broadway & 8th Avenue). (more...)

BWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, the Demon Barber of State StreetBWW Reviews: SWEENEY TODD, the Demon Barber of State Street
by Amanda Finn - Feb 7, 2015

Emerging from the dark prisons of Fidelio comes a show with darker themes, a more sinister villain, and higher stakes. Madison Opera premiered their Sweeney Todd in Capitol Theatre last night to a crowd eager to see what they could do. Fans of the Stephen Sondheim musical in its original capacity, the 2007 film adaptation starring Johnny Depp, the 1998 version starring Ben Kingsley, or (even rarer still) those who are fond of the original 1936 film were clearly in attendance. (more...)

Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts to Present EXPANDING THE ARTS: SUDDENLY SONDHEIM, 3/20Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts to Present EXPANDING THE ARTS: SUDDENLY SONDHEIM, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

? Faith Conservatory of the Fine Arts will host a special evening of entertainment, "Expanding The Arts: Suddenly Sondheim," a one-night-only showcase benefitting Faith's Conservatory of the Fine Arts. The program will feature beloved Sondheim classics from "Into The Woods," "Sweeney Todd," "West Side Story," and "Dick Tracy," as well as honor the talents of master magician Lance Burton. The event, which is open to the public, will showcase the incredible talents of the students. (more...)

The Skivvies, Shaping Sound & More Coming to Kimmel Center for Valentine's DayThe Skivvies, Shaping Sound & More Coming to Kimmel Center for Valentine's Day
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

This Valentine's weekend, cozy up at the Kimmel Center for a series of performances that will spice up your romance. With a dash of cabaret, a pinch of funky soul, and a sprinkling of deft dance moves, the Kimmel Center cooks up a Valentine's recipe for love both couples and singletons can enjoy. (more...)

BEACHES to be Remounted at Drury Lane as Part of 2015-16 Season; Full Lineup Set!BEACHES to be Remounted at Drury Lane as Part of 2015-16 Season; Full Lineup Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

?Kyle DeSantis, President of Drury Lane Theatre, announces today that the Broadway-bound production, BEACHES will replace DEATHTRAP from June 24 through August 16 during the 2015-2016 season. Presenting the first new work on the Drury Lane stage in 21 years, BEACHES signifies the theater's renewed dedication to develop new works. (more...)

BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017BREAKING! Alan Gilbert to Step Down as Music Director of the New York Philharmonic, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

After eight seasons with the New York Philharmonic, Alan Gilbert will step down as music director in 2017, the orchestra said. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at PorchlightEmily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at Porchlight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, beginning tonight, February 6, and running through March 15, 2015, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

Ben Rimalower Extends BAD WITH MONEY Through April 29 in Rep With PATTI ISSUESBen Rimalower Extends BAD WITH MONEY Through April 29 in Rep With PATTI ISSUES
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Ben Rimalower's new play about spending beyond his means -- will be performed in rep with his first piece PATTI ISSUES at The Duplex (61 Christopher Street at Seventh Avenue) through April 29. PATTI ISSUES, which ran for a year at the same venue and subsequently toured the country and abroad, explores his obsession with Broadway diva Patti LuPone and his relationship with his troubled gay father. The pieces will be performed on alternating Wednesday nights at 7:00 PM. Both shows are written and performed by Ben Rimalower and directed by Aaron Mark. (more...)

TheaterWorks' DANCING LESSONS, Starring Paige Davis, Extends thru March 6TheaterWorks' DANCING LESSONS, Starring Paige Davis, Extends thru March 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

TheaterWorks the award winning theater in downtown Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, announced today that DANCING LESSONS by Mark St. Germain will extend its run through Friday, March 6, 2015 due to popular demand. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Star Johnny Depp Weds Fiance Amber HeardINTO THE WOODS Star Johnny Depp Weds Fiance Amber Heard
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

A source tells PEOPLE today that Johnny Depp and Amber Heard tied the knot at their home in Los Angeles on Tuesday. (more...)

A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Play Clarence Brown Theatre, 2/19-3/8A MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM to Play Clarence Brown Theatre, 2/19-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

The course of love definitely does NOT run smooth when William Shakespeare's family-friendly comedy "A Midsummer Night's Dream" plays on the Clarence Brown Theatre Mainstage February 19 through March 8, 2015. An Open Captioned performance will take place on Sunday, February 22 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2015

Chicagoland's longest running musical theatre, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, kicks off their 40th anniversary 2015 season with one of Broadway's all-time biggest hits, La Cage aux Folles. (more...)

BCAP/BPT's UNCLE JACK to Open Next WeekBCAP/BPT's UNCLE JACK to Open Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Boston Center for American Performance (BCAP) and Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) co-production of Michael Hammond's comedy Uncle Jack opens next week. Running from February 12 to March 1 at the Boston University Theatre's Lane-Comley Studio 210, the newest play from Boston University's New Play Initiative is directed by the playwright. (more...)

Symphony Space Gala to Honor Harold Prince in Musical Tribute; Danny Burstein Will HostSymphony Space Gala to Honor Harold Prince in Musical Tribute; Danny Burstein Will Host
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 4, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala will celebrate Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award® winning producer/director at 6:30 on May 18 at Capitale. (more...)

Christina DeCicco, Ted Keegan & More Set for Reading, Demo of New Musical AKHENATENChristina DeCicco, Ted Keegan & More Set for Reading, Demo of New Musical AKHENATEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The new musical "Akhenaten the Musical" will gather an all-star cast for a demo recording of 7 songs on Feb 15 followed by a 29-hour reading starting March 9. (more...)

Alan Gilbert Conducts DON GIOVANNI Led By Baritone Peter Mattei, Tonight!Alan Gilbert Conducts DON GIOVANNI Led By Baritone Peter Mattei, Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Alan Gilbert, music director of the New York Philharmonic, conducts Mozart's Don Giovanni with an internationally renowned cast led by Swedish baritone Peter Mattei, who is widely recognized as one of the world's foremost interpreters of the title role. South African soprano Elza van den Heever returns to the Met for the first time since her acclaimed debut two seasons ago as Queen Elizabeth I in Donizetti's Maria Stuarda. In Don Giovanni, she takes on the demanding role of Donna Anna, who seeks to exact revenge on the infamous rake who has killed her father. British sopranoEmma Bell returns as the lovelorn Donna Elvira and young American mezzo-soprano Kate Lindsey adds a new role to her Met repertory as the ingenue Zerlina. Russian tenor Dmitry Korchak makes his Met debut as Anna's patient fiance, Don Ottavio, and Italian bass-baritone Luca Pisaroni returns as Don Giovanni's comic sidekick, Leporello, a role that won him plaudits at the 2011 premiere of this production by Michael Grandage. Czech bass-baritone Adam Plachetka makes his Met debut as Masetto, and veteran James Morris sings the role of the Commendatore, following his triumph as Hans Sachs in Die Meistersinger von Nurnberg earlier this season. Sets and costume designs are by Christopher Oram, lighting by Paule Constable, and choreography by Ben Wright. At the final performance on March 6, Jennifer Check will sing Donna Elvira, and Ievgen Orlov will sing the Commendatore. (more...)

PlayMakers Presents AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 2/25-3/15PlayMakers Presents AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 2/25-3/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

PlayMakers Repertory Company presents Henrik Ibsen's dramatic masterpiece 'An Enemy of the People,' in a searing adaptation by Arthur Miller, Feb. 25 through March 15. PlayMakers is the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. (more...)

Review Roundup: INTO THE WOODS Screens Across AsiaReview Roundup: INTO THE WOODS Screens Across Asia
by Oliver Oliveros - Feb 3, 2015

Rob Marshall ('Chicago,' 'Pirates of the Caribbean') helms the long overdue film adaptation of the 1987 Tony Award-winning musical INTO THE WOODS, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim ('Sweeney Todd,' 'Assassins') and book--now a moderately revised screenplay--by James Lapine ('Passion,' Falsettos'). (more...)

John Owen-Jones Joins Cast Of ENO SWEENEY TODD With Terfel, Thompson And Quast!John Owen-Jones Joins Cast Of ENO SWEENEY TODD With Terfel, Thompson And Quast!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

John Owen-Jones will return to the West End this year as Pirelli in the ENO's production of Sweeney Todd. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for New ANYTHING GOES Australian TourFull Cast Announced for New ANYTHING GOES Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini AM and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost AM today announced the final lead cast member and the ensemble cast for their new production of Cole Porter's smash-hit musical comedy Anything Goes, which will tour Australia this year. (more...)

Broadway Stage Management Symposium to be Held in MayBroadway Stage Management Symposium to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is a new immersive program that goes beyond the classroom and offers two days of practical insights, instruction and career advice from Broadway's most experienced and highly-regarded Stage Management professionals. (more...)

It's Official! Michael Ball to Star in New UK Production & Tour of MACK & MABELIt's Official! Michael Ball to Star in New UK Production & Tour of MACK & MABEL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

First reported back in November, it's now official that Michael Ball will return to Chichester this summer in a major new production of Mack & Mabel, directed by Jonathan Church, which opens at the Festival Theatre in July, followed by a UK tour from October. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Chicagoland's longest running musical theatre, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, kicks off their 40th anniversary 2015 season with one of Broadway's all-time biggest hits, La Cage aux Folles. The 11-time Tony Award-winning musical, the first to win Best Musical three times, is currently in previews and opens February 4, running through March 22, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Sets 2015 Summer Season Creative TeamPittsburgh CLO Sets 2015 Summer Season Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the creative team for the ?2015 Summer Season at the Benedum Center. These Pittsburgh CLO veterans will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long. The 2015 Season includes MARY POPPINS (June 9 - 21), MAN OF LA MANCHA (June 23 - 28), GYPSY (July 10 - 19), THE WEDDING SINGER (July 24 - August 2) and the National Tours of KINKY BOOTS (August 4 - 9) and Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA (August 11 - 16). (more...)

Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing Are MAMMA MIA!'s Newest Dynamos; Both Join Cast Tonight!Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing Are MAMMA MIA!'s Newest Dynamos; Both Join Cast Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! welcomes new 'Dynamos' Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing to the Broadway cast as 'Rosie' and 'Tanya', beginning performances this evening, February 2, 2015 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44 Street). (more...)

Raleigh Little Theatre's 2015-16 to Include SPAMALOT, THE RIVALS & MoreRaleigh Little Theatre's 2015-16 to Include SPAMALOT, THE RIVALS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) has announced its 2015-2016 season, which is the first planned by Patrick Torres as Artistic Director. Mr. Torres assumed this role in August 2014 after being chosen through a nationwide search process. (more...)

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents MOZART'S GREAT MASS with Masaaki Suzuki, 3/12-14The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Presents MOZART'S GREAT MASS with Masaaki Suzuki, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

One of the world's leading 18th-century music specialists, Japan's Masaaki Suzuki, makes his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) debut leading the Orchestra in an all-Mozart program, Thursday, March 12 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m. andSaturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Featuring the composer's Don Giovanni Overture and Violin Concerto No. 5, performed by young German violinist Augustin Hadelich, the concert culminates with Mozart's Mass in C minor, otherwise known as the “Great” Mass. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Celebrates SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM OpeningPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Celebrates SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Opening
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, running now through March 15, 2015, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling and music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14Mark Stone Replaces Simon Keenlyside in TOTENTANZ with the NY Phil, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Baritone Mark Stone, in his New York Philharmonic debut, will replace Simon Keenlyside, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the performances of the U.S. Premiere of Thomas Ades's Totentanz, led by the composer in his Philharmonic conducting debut, and also featuring mezzo- soprano Christianne Stotijn in her Philharmonic debut. The performances will also feature Beethoven's Symphony No. 1 and Berlioz's Les Francs-juges Overture, Thursday, March 12, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, March 13 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, March 14 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!Breaking: Patti LuPone, Michael Urie & Dale Soules Will Lead Douglas Carter Beane's SHOWS FOR DAYS at Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie will be featured in the cast of its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Tooting Arts Club to Present Site-Specific Production of SWEENEY TODD, March 12Tooting Arts Club to Present Site-Specific Production of SWEENEY TODD, March 12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Tooting Arts Club's acclaimed production of Sweeney Todd is to move to a new home on Shaftesbury Avenue this spring whilst Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop undergoes refurbishment. The pop-up pie shop success story started last October when Tooting Arts offered up lovelorn Mrs Lovett's infamous pies in a grisly, site-specific production of Stephen Sondheim's most famous musical in SW17. Audiences met in the local barbers before being led into London's oldest, functioning pie-shop, established in 1908 and complete with original Victorian decor. (more...)

BSO to Perform All-Mozart Program, 3/12-14BSO to Perform All-Mozart Program, 3/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

One of the world's leading 18th-century music specialists, Japan's Masaaki Suzuki, makes his Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) debut leading the Orchestra in an all-Mozart program, Thursday, March 12 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, March 13 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Featuring the composer's Don Giovanni Overture and Violin Concerto No. 5, performed by young German violinist Augustin Hadelich, the concert culminates with Mozart's Mass in C minor, otherwise known as the 'Great' Mass. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

On Friday, March 6, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Irving Berlin. Hailed by George Gershwin as 'the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,' the legendary Irving Berlin composed some of the most influential and widely-known songs ever written, many of which have come to form the Great American Songbook. Fred Barton now brings the power of Berlin's Broadway sound front and center, with a hot 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 17 Broadway singers and dancers, and direction and choreography by Jason Wise. (more...)

Mark Jacoby, Brit Whittle and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS This SpringMark Jacoby, Brit Whittle and More to Star in Milwaukee Rep's World Premiere of FIVE PRESIDENTS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced final casting for the upcoming World Premiere production of Five Presidents. Broadway and television veterans Mark Jacoby, Martin L'Herault, Steve Sheridan, Jeff Steitzer, and Brit Whittle, along with Rep Associate Artist Reese Madigan, make up the cast of Five Presidents from Emmy Award-winning writer Rick Cleveland (The West Wing, House of Cards, Mad Men, and Six Feet Under). (more...)

BWW Reviews: Winning Finale for LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2015BWW Reviews: Winning Finale for LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2015
by Don Grigware - Feb 10, 2015

On Sunday, February 8 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2015 came to an exciting conclusion at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. After an amazing 90-minute program in which the 20 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, fourteen contestants were eliminated and the top six* finalists selected. After a brief intermission, the announcement was made and each of the six then proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 15 judges made the final decision. Musical director par excellence James Lent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

Tim Foley's THE DOGS OF WAR to Premiere in LondonTim Foley's THE DOGS OF WAR to Premiere in London
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The Dogs of War, a new play from acclaimed playwright Tim Foley, will receive its London premiere at the Old Red Lion from May 26 to June 20, directed by Tom O'Brien. Tickets are on sale now with casting to be announced next month. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Chicago Debut at Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Chicago Debut at Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, running now through March 15, 2015, and featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook. The production plays Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION DVD Box Set Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 4/14THE STEPHEN SONDHEIM COLLECTION DVD Box Set Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 4/14
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2015

Bring home 6 Sondheim classics in a new DVD box set! (more...)

Spring 2015 Gala to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New York Phil's 'Concerts in the Parks', May 19Spring 2015 Gala to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of New York Phil's 'Concerts in the Parks', May 19
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The New York Philharmonic's Spring Gala will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, featuring a concert of music from iconic moments throughout the history of the free concert series, Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

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