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Turtle Creek Chorale & Uptown Players to Present SWEENEY TODD, 4/24-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Following the smashing success of last spring's production of Ragtime, Turtle Creek Chorale (TCC), Dallas' award-winning men's chorus, and the critically acclaimed Uptown Players are thrilled to collaborate again to present a concert version of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street April 24-26 at Dallas City Performance Hall (2520 Flora Street, Dallas). Tickets range $39-54 and are available at www.TurtleCreek.org. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Sings Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

What, dare say, is “the ultimate musical theatre challenge”? Well, Sondheim, that is! Otherwise known as the greatest living musical theatre dramatist and the subject of this week's GLEE - FOLLIES to Sweeney Todd and INTO THE WOODS. And, touching, timely and terrific tribute it was. (more...)

New Hampshire High School Production of SWEENEY TODD Will Play as Scheduled
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Timberlane Regional High School planned to present a PG version of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd next spring. However, administrators fear that it is not family friendly; and so, they want to cancel the production. Hundreds of supporters for Sweeney Todd gathered at a meeting yesterday, April 2, to fight for it. (more...)

Darren Criss & Chord Overstreet Talk Sondheim Songs On GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

This week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee was titled 'Bash' and the episode was highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim, so stars Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet discuss the work of Sondheim in an amusing new featurette. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington & Cast of Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES Celebrates Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical Les Miserables, which opened last night, Tuesday, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and runs through June 8, 2014. Directed by multi-Jeff Award winner Rachel Rockwell (Ragtime, The Sound of Music, Sweeney Todd, and Oliver! at Drury Lane Theatre), the cast is led by Ivan Rutherford ("Jean Valjean" in over 2,000 performances of Les Miserables on Broadway, as well as in the 20th anniversary Broadway Revival and The National Tour ofLes Miserables, and Titanic on Broadway); Jeff Award-winner Quentin Earl Darrington as "Javert" (Ragtime on Broadway and at Drury Lane Theatre, Memphis: A New Musical on Broadway and The National Tours of The Lion King, The Color Purple, and Memphis: A New Musical); and Jennie Sophia as "Fantine" (The National Tour of The Lincoln Center's South Pacific and Oliver! and The Sound of Music at Drury Lane Theatre). (more...)

ON THE VERGE to Play New Repertory Theatre, 5/3-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

New Repertory Theatre announces ON THE VERGE by Eric Overmyer. Directed by Jim Petosa, ON THE VERGE performs in the Charles Mosesian Theater at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, 321 Arsenal Street, in Watertown, MA. (more...)

Ben Rimalower to Bring PATTI ISSUES to Miami Beach, San Francisco, LA, Adelaide Cabaret and Fire Island Pines this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

PATTI ISSUES - the hit solo play hailed as 'heartfelt and cleverly constructed' ' by The Boston Globe and called 'spellbinding, one of the best (and now longestrunning) offerings of the year,' by The Village Voice - is set to play Miami Beach on Friday, May 9th at 8 PM (presented by legendary Broadway and concert producer-director Richard Jay-Alexander in association with Edison Farrow and South Beach Cabaret) at The Cabaret South Beach (233 12th Street, Miami Beach, FL 33139), return engagements in San Francisco (Wednesday, May 14th at 7 PM and at 9 PM at Rebel,1760 Market Street, San Francisco, CA 94102), Los Angeles (Thursday, May 15th at 7:30 PM and at 9 PM at the Cavern Club Celebrity Theater at Casita Del Campo,1920 Hyperion Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90027) and Fire Island Pines (Saturday, July 26th at 10 PM at Fire Island Pines Pavilion, Fire Island Pines, NY 11782), as well as two performances as an Official Selection of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival on Saturday, June 21st at 4 PM and 7:30 PM at the Space Theatre, King William Road, Adelaide, SA 5000, Australia. Tickets for all shows at www.PattiIssues.com. (more...)

Emotional 'No One Is Alone' From INTO THE WOODS As Seen On Tonight's GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

Tonight's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and a first look at an emotionally powerful new musical sequence set to Stephen Sondheim's classic 'No One Is Alone' from INTO THE WOODS is now available to view. (more...)

All Songs From This Week's GLEE Now On iTunes, Including Four By Stephen Sondheim!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

The next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and the ep is highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Imelda Staunton and Lloyd Owen Lead West End's GOOD PEOPLE - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Old Vic Productions and Hampstead Theatre Productions are delighted to announce the full cast for West End transfer of critically acclaimed Good People which will play a limited season of just ten weeks at the No?l Coward Theatre from 10th April, as previously announced. (more...)

General Mischief Dance Theatre to Present RASCALS WITH ALTITUDE, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

General Mischief Dance Theatre presents its spring performance, Rascals with Altitude. Performances will take place from April 25 - May 4 at The Connelly Theatre, 220 East 4th Street, NYC. Tickets are $20 in advance for general admission ($25 at the door, $15 for students and seniors, $10 to children ten and under) and are available at https://www.artful.ly/store/events/2754 or by calling (212) 714-4694. Performances: Friday, April 25 at 8pm; Saturday, April 26 at 8pm; Sunday, April 27 at 5pm; Friday, May 2 at 8pm; Saturday, May 3 at 3pm and 8pm; Sunday, May 4 at 3pm. Appropriate for ages 4 and up. (more...)

Ivan Rutherford and More Star in Drury Lane Theatre's LES MISERABLES, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will present the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, opening tonight, April 8 at 7:30 p.m. and running through June 8, 2014. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Returns to STAGES St. Louis 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

STAGES St. Louis will welcome back to the stage, after unprecedented demand, Always... Patsy Cline, beginning April 22, 2014 to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza. Always... Patsy Cline was originally produced by STAGES during its record-breaking 27th Season, which resulted in two added performances and historic attendance. Nightly, the audiences stopped the show with thunderous applause for numbers like 'Crazy,' 'Lovesick Blues,' and 'Your Cheating Heart.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal Celebrates 2nd Anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS
by Shari Barrett - Apr 7, 2014

On the first Sunday of each month, Bruce Kimmel's Kritzerland Records' presents a supper club musical cabaret at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in NoHo. Sunday, April 6, 2014, the group celebrated its two-year anniversary with THESE APRIL FOOLISH THINGS with not only foolish songs but ones having to do with Spring or the month of April in general. (more...)

MTG's SWEENEY TODD Seeking Run Crew and Spot Ops
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

The MIT Musical Theatre Guild is looking for people interested in the following positions for the Spring 2014 production of Sweeney Todd: run crew and spot ops. (more...)

All Songs Now Available From This Week's GLEE, Including Four By Stephen Sondheim!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2014

The next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and the ep is highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Apr. 6
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Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, April 6, 2014. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Philadelphia (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Miami (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Chicago (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Minneapolis - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Minneapolis (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Indianapolis - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Indianapolis (more...)

SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: GLEE's Lea Michele & Darren Criss Sing 'Broadway Baby' From Sondheim's FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 5, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to introduce yet another world premiere exclusive track from FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, this time with a sensational showstopper from Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's legendary musical FOLLIES, 'Broadway Baby'. (more...)

Williams And Donovan To Star In ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, Manchester Opera House, May 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

A major new production of the Tony Award-winning version of Irving Berlin's classic musical, Annie Get Your Gun is to launch at the Opera House, Manchester next month, starring Jason Donovan, Emma Williams and Norman Pace. (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff and More Set for 92Y's GETTING TO KNOW YOU: RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN, Now thru 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II were established hit makers when they teamed up to make a musical about cowboys and farmers. What follows was a miracle-Oklahoma!, then Carousel and South Pacific; the list of extraordinary hits goes on. Tonight, April 5 and April 6 and 7 get to know these legends even better at Getting to Know You: Rodgers & Hammerstein, Lyrics & Lyricists first look at the two songwriters as a team. Guest artistic director, writer and host Ted Chapin, head of the Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization, shares an insider's perspective on the pair, gleaned from his years with the Rodgers and Hammerstein families; joined by vocalists Lewis Cleale, Mandy Gonzalez, Jonathan Groff, Rebecca Luker, and Phillipa Soo. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers & Ron Raines Set for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Gala Honoring Jonathan Tunick, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

On April 7, 2014, Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers, and Ron Raines will perform alongside an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honors renowned orchestrator and longtime Stephen Sondheim collaborator, Jonathan Tunick. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 5/6-6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Bristol Riverside Theatre concludes its 2013-2014 season with the popular cult classic Little Shop of Horrors by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on May 6-June 8. Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Berlando Drake, Carl Clemons-Hopkins, Laura C. Giknis, Nate Golden, Daniel Marcus, Andrew McMath, Candace Thomas, Danny Vaccaro, and Lindsey Warren. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Bring 'STONE SOUP' to Paper Mill Playhouse, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning touring theatre for young audiences presents an Autism/Sensory-Friendly performance of Stone Soup and Other Stories on Wednesday, April 30 at 10:00 am at Paper Mill Playhouse in Millburn NJ. (more...)

'LADY DAY' with Audra McDonald Will Receive Cast Recording; Box Office Ticket Buyers to Receive Free Copy, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Producers have announced that in celebration of Billie Holiday's 99th Birthday, anyone who purchases full price tickets at the box office on Monday, April 7, 2014, will be signed up to receive a free copy of the upcoming cast recording of Lanie Robertson's Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill featuring Five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald. (more...)

Supporters Fight Against Administrative Decision to Cancel High School Production of SWEENEY TODD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Timberlane Regional High School planned to present a PG version of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd next spring. However, administrators fear that it is not family friendly; and so, they want to cancel the production. Hundreds of supporters for Sweeney Todd gathered at a meeting yesterday, April 2, to fight for it. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Conduct 2014 New York Philharmonic CONCERTS IN THE PARK, 7/9-15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The 2014 New York Philharmonic Concerts in the Parks, presented by Didi and Oscar Schafer, will return for the 49th season with five free outdoor concerts, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, in Prospect Park, Brooklyn (July 9); Cunningham Park, Queens (July 10); the Great Lawn in Central Park, Manhattan (July 11 and 14); and Van Cortlandt Park, Bronx (July 15). In addition, New York Philharmonic musicians will perform a Free Indoor Concert at the Center for the Arts, College of Staten Island, CUNY (July 13). (more...)

Capitol City Opera to Present THE MERRY WIDOW and More, Fall 2014; Spring Auditions Set for 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Capitol City Opera Company, one of the only opera companies in the Southeast to champion local singers, will present a fully staged production of Franz Lehár's The Merry Widow on Friday, September 5 at 8 p.m., Saturday, September 6 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, September 7 at 3 p.m. at Oglethorpe University's Conant Performing Arts Center. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Timberlane Regional High School Student Stands Up for SWEENEY TODD
by Stage Tube - Apr 3, 2014

EMT trainee and Timberlane Players member Laura Lingar defended the production at last night's meeting, and you can check out her amazing speech below! (more...)

York Theatre Company Presents REMEMBERING MARY MARTIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The York Theatre Company (James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director; Andrew Levine, Executive Producer), will present aRemembering Mary Martin, a one-night only special event on Thursday, April 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at The York Theatre Company's home at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). (more...)

THE COMMITMENTS' Killian Donnelly to Join Beverley Knight in MEMPHIS in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

The Daily Mail writes that Killian Donnelly will be joining Beverley Knight (The Bodyguard) in MEMPHIS when it opens in the West End this fall. Donnelly is currently starring in The Commitments at the Palace Theatre through September 14. MEMPHIS begins previews October 9 at London's Shaftesbury Theatre, with an opening slated for October 23. (more...)

Angela Shultz to Bring REALITY CHECK to Don't Tell Mama, 4/26 & 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show 'Reality Check' on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). There is a $20 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. (Members of MAC -- $15.) Reservations may be placed by calling (212) 757-0788 after 4pm daily or by visiting www.donttellmamanyc.com (more...)

Patti LuPone Performs with North Carolina Symphony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The legendary Patti LuPone will perform with the North Carolina Symphony tonight, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, which will be led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, are part of the Symphony's 2013/14 Pops season. (more...)

Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs to Stage THE TOOTH OF CRIME, STONE COLD DEAD SERIOUS in Rep, 5/1-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Brown University/Trinity Rep MFA Programs present two raw and devastatingly humanistic plays running in repertory this May. Sam Shepard's poetic and psychedelic rock and roll drama The Tooth of Crime, opens May 1st and is directed by Dan Rogers (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Alternating with this Shepard play starting May 2nd is Adam Rapp's surreal and dark new-age comedy, Stone Cold Dead Serious, directed by Flordelino Lagundino (Brown/Trinity Rep MFA Programs '15). Performances of both plays run May 1 through May 18 in the Pell Chafee Performance Center, 87 Empire Street, Providence. General admission is $10, with a $5 discounted ticket for students and seniors. Tickets are on sale now at the Trinity Rep box office, by phone (401) 351-4242, and online at www.trinityrep.com. Audiences should note that both of these productions contain mature subject matter and adult language. (more...)

THE LIFE OF THE PARTY to Celebrate Songs of Andrew Lippa at the Menier Chocolate Factory, 27 May - 14 June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The Chocolate Factory is delighted to invite you to The Life of the Party - A Celebration of the Songs of Andrew Lippa, a spectacular evening with one of Broadway's most exciting composers and lyricists. It takes place 27 May - 14 June 2014 at the Menier Chocolate Factory. (more...)

THE RAGGED CHILD, THE HIRED MAN and BRASS Make Up 2014 Season at National Youth Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

National Youth Music Theatre will present an exciting season of work for summer 2014, including a new commission to commemorate the centenary of the outbreak of the Great War. The company of over 150 actors, musicians, creative and backstage teams aged between 11 and 23 will stage The Ragged Child at the Rose Theatre, Kingston (23 - 27 July), The Hired Man at the St. James Theatre, London (13 - 16 August) and Brass at the City Varieties Music Hall, Leeds (20 - 23 August). (more...)

TRU and The Players Theatre to Host April Panel NURTURING NEW WORKS, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center with their April panel, Nurturing New Works: What Producers Can Learn from the National Playwrights Conference on Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Drury Lane to Offer Easter Brunch, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

On Sunday, April 20 from 10:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m., the newly renovated Drury Lane, 100 Drury Lane, will feature a festive Easter Brunch that diners of all ages will enjoy. Children will have a special opportunity to meet the Easter Bunny from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Following Brunch, guests may also choose to attend the 7:00 p.m. performance of the Tony Award-winning musical, Les Miserables. Reservations are required by calling 630.530.8300 in advance. Limited brunch/theatre tickets are still available. (more...)

Rice Theater Program and The Rice Players Present LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Now thru 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

'Depression is just status quo' for the residents of Skid Row, until flower shop clerk Seymour Krelborn discovers a strange and unusual plant of unknown origin. Written by the award-winning team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken (The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast), this rock musical is a classic deal-with-the-devil tale with a horrifically horticultural twist. (more...)

SWEENEY TODD, 'VANYA AND SONIA' & More Set for Tennessee Rep's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The return of a very special Tony Award-winning musical favorite. A contemporary drama about loyalty and secrets as the definitions of freedom and servitude are rewritten in April of 1865. A Pulitzer Prize-winning classic that defined the American 'tragic hero.' And the latest Tony Award-winning comedy about an absurd weekend of sibling angst and hilarity. Plus, the return of Nashville's All-American holiday tradition! (more...)

MTC MainStage Presents THE FANTASTICKS, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, concludes its 2013/2014 Season with 'The Fantasticks' a musical with book by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, lyrics by Tom Jones and based on 'Les Romanesques' by Edmond Rostand. Performances are April 11 - May 4, Todays and Saturdays at 8pm, with matinees Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 2pm, at MTC MainStage Studio Theatre, 246 Post Road East (Colonial Green/Lower Level) in downtown Westport, CT. Tickets range from $25-$45 ($5 discount for seniors/students) and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Ivan Rutherford, Quentin Earl Darrington and More in Highlights of LES MIS at Drury Lane
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2014

In celebration of their 30th Anniversary, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the legendary musical LES MISERABLES, now running through June 8, 2014. Check out a first look below! (more...)

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