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ArtsWest Announces Apprenticeship Auditions, Held 12/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2009

Auditions for ArtsWest's Musical Theater Apprenticeship Program held December 28-29, 2009 Auditions are by appointment only. Students ages 16-21 who are interested in auditioning should call Christopher Zinovitch at 206-938-0963 ext 102 for an audition packet and time slot. (more...)

WICKED Announces Performance-Day Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2009

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from January 6 - 24 at Philadelphia's Academy of Music. (more...)

Cast Announced For Village Theatre's LOST IN YONKERS, Jennifer Lee Taylor, Suzy Hunt & More To Star
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2009

Village Theatres announces the casting of their upcoming production of the popular Neil Simon play, LOST IN YONKERS. (more...)

Jerry Zaks Takes Over THE ADDAMS Family; Significant Changes Expected
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2009

The New York Times is reporting that Tony-winner Jerry Zaks has officially been brought in to take over and to supervise THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Zaks will be billed as the show's 'Creative Consultant' with Phelim McDermott and Julian Crouch still listed as directors and production designers, but it's been made clear that Jerry Zaks is the new man in charge. He tells the Times that he is looking forward to 'taking this original musical to the next level.' As a result of taking this job, Zaks will no longer direct All About Me, which stars Dame Edna and Michael Feinstein. (more...)

ArtsWest Announces Apprenticeship Auditions, Held 12/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2009

Auditions for ArtsWest's Musical Theater Apprenticeship Program held December 28-29, 2009 Auditions are by appointment only. Students ages 16-21 who are interested in auditioning should call Christopher Zinovitch at 206-938-0963 ext 102 for an audition packet and time slot. (more...)

Cast Announced For MY WAY At Cosmopolitain Cabaret, Tix On Sale 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2009

Casting for the California Musical Theatre production of 'My Way: a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' at The Cosmopolitan Cabaret has been completed. The accomplished four-person cast will include longtime Music Circus favorite Michael G. Hawkins. He'll be joined by Karole Foreman, Laura Dickinson and Jeffrey Christopher Todd. (more...)

TheatreWorks Presents West Coast Premiere of A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS Tonight, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2009

TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theatre of Silicon Valley presents a festive holiday offering, the West Coast premiere of A CIVIL WAR CHRISTMAS: AN AMERICAN MUSICAL CELEBRATION, by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel. (more...)

BTS Video: Audie Gemora And Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo Record FOR GOOD
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 27, 2009

BroadwayWorld.com Philippines had the opportunity to visit the recording studio where Audie Gemora (who just finished his run as Benjamin Barker/Sweeney Todd in Repertory Philippines' Sweeney Todd) and Menchu Lauchengco-Yulo (who played Mr. Todd's accomplice Mrs. Nellie Lovett in the same production) were curing their version of the hit duet 'For Good' from the Stephen Schwartz musical WICKED. The new recording is included in Gemora's Broadway album dubbed 'Playlist,' featuring most of the musical arrangements by Hong Kong-based musician Rony Fortich (Hong Kong Disneyland, Once On This Island). (more...)

Photo Flash: Harburg Family Attend Theatre for New City's Production of E.Y. Harburg's FLAHOOLEY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2009

On Christmas Eve, members of the Harburg family attended the show at Theater for the New City and joined cast members of E.Y. Harburg's'Flahooley'. (more...)

Nathan Lane and Rick Elice Sound-Off to NY Post on THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 25, 2009

As a Christmas treat, Nathan Lane and Rich Elice have sounded off in Michael Riedel's NY Post column today about his critiques and gossip about the Chicago tryout of THE ADDAMS FAMILY. (more...)

No One Here, But NINE: A Review in Nine Parts
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 24, 2009

'The problem is the author's lost control,' sings Guido Contini in the pulsating penultimate song of the film soundtrack of NINE, simultaneously grasping for words and grasping for breath as he reaches a breaking point; a crisis of spirit, faith and heart. (more...)

Kay Cole to Helm ROSE BOWL QUEENS for The Lounge Theatre, 3/6 - 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2009

Grammy nominated song writer Barbara Hart and Cheryl Gimbel have joined forces to create a world premiere musical debuting in Los Angeles, with the incomparable Kay Cole at the helm. In the musical, a low-life building inspector tries to bring down the decades old Rose Bowl bowling alley. As justice is being sought, Cupid's arrow is launched...but the Rose Bowl Queens may not survive. Ain't likely ta git much funner en this. (more...)

Andrea Burns Leads Broadway Artists Alliance Students in a Song Interpretation Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2009

Andréa Burns (In the Heights, The Ritz, The Full Monty, Beauty and the Beast) mentored the young performers of Broadway Artists Alliance this past Sunday, December 20th. (more...)

Michael Cerveris Gets Interviewed on LETS DO LUNCH!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2009

Broadway star Michael Cerveris, currently on the boards as Dr. Givings in In the Next Room or The Vibrator Play joins host Robin Milling of Blog Talk Radio.com's Let's Do Lunch! (more...)

SWEENEY TODD Visits The Fine Arts Center, Opens 1/22/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 24, 2009

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company presents Stephen Sondheim's eight-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy thriller, Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Jan. 22 - Feb. 14, at the SaG?Ji Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matt Cavenaugh and Marina Lazzaretto instruct students in a Broadway Artists Alliance Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2009

Students were engaged and challenged as they learned original Jerome Robbins choreography in a morning dance class, led by West Side Story's dance captain Marina Lazzaretto, on Saturday, December 19. (more...)

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company Closes A CHRISTMAS SURVIVAL GUIDE 12/23
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2009

The Fine Arts Center Theatre Company presents the contemporary musical revue, A Christmas Survival Guide, Nov. 27-Dec. 23 at the SaG?Ji Theatre. This light-hearted, offbeat revue takes a humorous look at the stressful holiday season. (more...)

A.C.T. Alumni Take To Stages and Screens Nationwide
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

The American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) Master of Fine Arts (M.F.A.) Program congratulates the alumni who have taken the American stage and screen by storm this month. (more...)

American Stage Youth Ensemble Presents HANGIN' WITH STEVE: A STEVEN SONDHEIM CABARET 1/11/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

Hangin' With Steve: A Sondheim Cabaret, is set to bring the voices of the American Stage Youth Ensemble to Tampa Bay audiences on January 11. (more...)

Cast Announced For MY WAY At Cosmopolitain Cabaret, Tix On Sale 12/28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

Casting for the California Musical Theatre production of 'My Way: a Musical Tribute to Frank Sinatra' at The Cosmopolitan Cabaret has been completed. The accomplished four-person cast will include longtime Music Circus favorite Michael G. Hawkins. He'll be joined by Karole Foreman, Laura Dickinson and Jeffrey Christopher Todd. (more...)

Silber, Patteri and Walsh to Star in Reprise's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

The 2009-2010 season of Reprise Theatre Company continues with Rodgers and Hammerstein's 'Carousel,' January 26 to February 7 at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. Alexandra Silber stars as Julie Jordan, direct from her critically acclaimed portrayal of Julie Jordan in 'Carousel' at the Savoy Theatre in London's West End (TMA Award - Best Actress). Silber is joined by Robert Patteri as Billy Bigelow ('Scarlet Pimpernel,' 'Beauty and the Beast'.) Veteran character actor M. Emmet Walsh appears as the Starkeeper. Michael Michetti, co-artistic director of The Theatre at Boston Court, will direct, with choreography by Lee Martino and musical direction by Darryl Archibald. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman's One-Woman Show WHINING IN THE WINDY CITY: HOLIDAY EDITION Plays Mondays through 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2009

From her eight-shows a week commitment as Eudora 'Grandmama' Addams in the pre-Broadway run of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Jackie Hoffman will sing a different tune each Monday through to December 21 as she stages her own one-woman cabaret show, 'Whining In The Windy City: Holiday Edition' at the Royal George Cabaret in Chicago. (more...)

Beth Fowler, Noah Racey Set For Irish Rep's EARNEST IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2009

Broadway's Beth Fowler (THE BOY FROM OZ, Sweeney Todd, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST) and Noah Racey (CURTAINS, NEVER GONNA DANCE) set for The Irish Repertory Theatre's upcoming revival of 'Ernest in Love,' a musical adaptation of Oscar Wilde's 'The Importance of Being Ernest' (more...)

Andrea Burns and Matt Cavenaugh Headline Broadway Artists Alliance Master Class Weekend, 12/19-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2009

BAA will continue their one-day master class series December 19th and 20th with master classes in the themes of 'West Side Story' and 'In the Heights'. 'West Side Story' master class students will learn original choreography from dance captain Marina Lazzaretto, and will partake in a "Song Interpretation" class with the hit revival's original Tony, Matt Canvenaugh. 'In the Heights' class participants will receive one-one-one feedback from star Andrea Burns, and will also have the opportunity to sing for Telsey & Co. Casting. (more...)

Laurie Beechman Theatre Announces Lineup for January: Joan Rivers, Judy Gold, Carey Anderson & More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2009

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, located within The West Bank Café, is pleased to announce upcoming performances in January, including performances by Carey Anderson, Donna Lynne Champlin, Michele Dowdy, Joan Treacy Egan, Karen Finely, Judy Gold, Steven Lutvak, Liz McCartney, Laura Osnes & Joan Rivers. (more...)

Andrea Burns and Matt Cavenaugh Headline Broadway Artists Alliance Master Class Weekend, 12/19-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2009

BAA will continue their one-day master class series December 19th and 20th with master classes in the themes of 'West Side Story' and 'In the Heights'. 'West Side Story' master class students will learn original choreography from dance captain Marina Lazzaretto, and will partake in a "Song Interpretation" class with the hit revival's original Tony, Matt Canvenaugh. 'In the Heights' class participants will receive one-one-one feedback from star Andrea Burns, and will also have the opportunity to sing for Telsey & Co. Casting. (more...)

TNC and Harlem Rep Revive Yip Harburg's FLAHOOLEY, 12/18-1/3
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2009

The Theater for the New City and The Harlem Repertory Theatre will present a modern adaptation of 'Flahooley' by E.Y. Harburg, Fred Saidy and Sammy Fain, to be staged from December 18 to January 3 at the Theatre for the New City. This classic musical tells of a misbegotten toymaker during the McCarthy madness. (more...)

Judy Kaye To Star In LOST IN YONKERS At The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2009

Old Globe Executive Producer Lou Spisto today announced the complete cast and creative team for Neil Simon's Lost in Yonkers, the inaugural production of the Globe's Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Announces 2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2009

Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Julianne Boyd, Artistic Director, and Richard M. Parison, Jr., Producing Director, announced the theatre's 2010 Season today. (more...)

New Rep Presents INDULGENCES 1/18/2010
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2009

New Repertory Theatre, in residence at the Arsenal Center for the Arts, is thrilled to present Indulgences a New England premiere and farcical comedy by Chris Craddock. Indulgences opens for the press on Monday, January 18, 2010 at 7:30pm and plays through Saturday, February 6, 2010 at the Arsenal Center for the Arts in the Charles Mosesian Theater. (more...)

Philippines: MARY STUART and THREEPENNY OPERA Cited Best Plays of 2009
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 17, 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer writer and theater critic Gibbs Cadiz cites local productions of Friedrich von Schiller's 'Mary Stuart' and Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's 'The Threepenny Opera' as best plays of 2009 in his annual 'Bravo! Best of Theater' roundup. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Starry Holiday Traditions with Vanessa Williams, James Barbour and More
by TJ Fitzgerald - Dec 17, 2009

Happy Holidays to all the wonderful readers at BroadwayWorld.com! No doubt this has been quite the year for everyone, including me. With so many changes in our lives due to social and economic issues all over the world, this is a time of year when we have to look inside ourselves and find the simple things in life that we have to be thankful for and celebrate the joy of the season. Family and friends gathering and sharing some very special time with each other, reminiscing of times past and creating new ones. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Clips of THE ADDAMS FAMILY in Chicago
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 16, 2009

On Monday, December 14 at 10 a.m., the Lunt-Fotanne Theatre Box Office offically opens for walk-up ticket sales to the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY. (more...)

BWW TV: Disney's ALICE IN WONDERLAND Film Trailer
by Movies News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

Coming to the big screen in Disney Digital 3DTM on March 5, 2010, ALICE IN WONDERLAND is an epic 3D fantasy adventure starring JOHNNY DEPP as the Mad Hatter and MIA WASIKOWSKA as 19-year-old Alice, who returns to the whimsical world she first encountered as a young girl, reuniting with her childhood friends: the White Rabbit, Tweedledee and Tweedledum, the Dormouse, the Caterpillar, the Cheshire Cat, and of course, the Mad Hatter. (more...)

NUNSENSE Rings in the New Year at Hedgerow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

Equity actress and Hedgerow veteran Micki Sharpe leads the hilarious and gifted cast in Nunsense at Hedgerow Theatre, Dec. 30-Jan. 17, portraying the Little Sisters of Hoboken as they roll in the New Year with Hedgerow's most popular 2009 musical featuring five whacky nuns raising much needed cash. That's when the fun begins. (more...)

F*CKING MEN Returns To The Celebration Theater In January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

Celebration Theatre, in association with Calvin Remsberg, presents a special, limited return engagement of the Fall 2009 hit production F*CKING MEN. F*CKING MEN, written by Joe DiPietro and directed by Calvin Remsberg, opened at Celebration Theatre September 11, 2009 for a scheduled six week run. (more...)

New Repertory Theater Presents CHARLES DICKENS' A CHRISTMAS CAROL, Opens 12/16
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

New Repertory Theatre, in collaboration with arsenalArts and Watertown Children's Theatre, revives its popular adaptation of Dickens' classic holiday story, which has all the trimmings of a lavish Victorian Christmas. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christopher Sieber at Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

Broadway favorite Christopher Sieber (Shrek, Spamalot) spent Saturday, December 12 mentoring the young talent of Broadway's future as they led the morning portion of a Shrek master class with Broadway Artists Alliance. Sieber (Lord Farquaad) answered questions and candidly spoke about his experiences with Shrek as well as other stage and screen credits to a group of eager and talented young performers ages 10 to 21. The group's morning Q & A was followed with a Song Interpretation class led by Sieber. The master class concluded with a Musical Theatre Audition Technique session by a representative from Tara Rubin casting. (more...)

WICKED Announces Lottery for $25 seats At PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2009

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held daily for WICKED, which will be performing from December 16, 2009 - January 10, 2010 at the Providence Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Messiah Rocks' La Chanze & J. Robert Set for Concert and CD Signing at B&N, 12/15
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2009

Sony Classical and Integrity Music have released the CD and DVD of Handel's Messiah Rocks, a groundbreaking musical event that blends classical music with classic rock in a fresh new interpretation of George Fredrick Handel's celebrated oratorio. On December 15, its stars, La Chanze and J.Robert, will perform in concert and sign copies of the CD at the Lincoln Center Barnes & Noble. (more...)

Foothill Music Theatre Spells it Out With THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2009

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the lovably loopy musical comedy THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, the riotous tribute to the full spectrum of geekdom, where each eccentric contestant expounds on the trials and tribulations of being a really, really good speller through hilarious and charming candid confessionals, helmed by Award-winning director Jay Manley and with musical direction by Mark Hanson of Foothill productions The Pajama Game and My Fair Lady. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT's Kjellman, Rakos, Galembo, and Yarosh Visit With The Students of Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2009

Broadway veteran Cara Kjellman (Billy Elliot, 42nd Street) spent Saturday, December 12 mentoring the young talent of Broadway's future as she led the morning portion of a Billy Elliot master class with Broadway Artists Alliance. Kjellman was joined by fellow cast members Ruby Rakos, Chelsea Galembo, and Danika Yarosh to answer questions and speak about their experiences with Billy Elliot as well as other stage credits to a group of eager and talented young performers ages 10 to 21. (more...)

MARY STUART and THE THREEPENNY OPERA Cited Best Plays of 2009
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 15, 2009

Philippine Daily Inquirer writer and theater critic Gibbs Cadiz has recently cited local productions of Friedrich von Schiller's 'Mary Stuart' and Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill's 'The Threepenny Opera' as best plays of 2009 in his annual 'Bravo! Best of Theater' roundup. (more...)

Excerpts from A BROADWAY BABY TRAIL!
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 15, 2009

A self-confessed 'Broadway baby' conquers New York for the first time, by Oliver Oliveros. Excerpts from the Lifestyle Asia Magazine feature below! (more...)

Jackie Hoffman's One-Woman Show WHINING IN THE WINDY CITY: HOLIDAY EDITION Plays Mondays through 12/21
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

From her eight-shows a week commitment as Eudora 'Grandmama' Addams in the pre-Broadway run of THE ADDAMS FAMILY, Jackie Hoffman will sing a different tune each Monday through to December 21 as she stages her own one-woman cabaret show, 'Whining In The Windy City: Holiday Edition' at the Royal George Cabaret in Chicago. (more...)

BROADWAY CAN! A Benefit Concert For The Bowery Mission Held 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

Broadway Can! A Benefit Concert for The Bowery Mission will be presented at Don't Tell Mama, one night only, Monday, December 14th at 7pm. (more...)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY Box Office Opens 12/14
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

On Monday, December 14 at 10 a.m., the Lunt-Fotanne Theatre Box Office offically opens for walk-up ticket sales to the new musical THE ADDAMS FAMILY. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lea Salonga Sings 'Defying Gravity' in YOUR SONGS Concert
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 14, 2009

What happens when an international performer opens up to the world, and seeks suggestions for her repertoire for a full-length concert? (more...)

NY Mag Discusses Life in Theatre with Lansbury and Sondheim
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2009

New York Magazine features an interview with acclaimed Broadway lyricist/composer Stephen Sondheim and five-time Tony Award winner Angela Lansbury. Sondheim and Lansbury have collaborated many times over the years in bringing Sondheim's plays to Broadway. Lansbury has starred in Anyone Can Whistle, the first revival of Gypsy, Sweeney Todd, and is currently starring as Madame Armfeldt in the revival of A Little Night Music. (more...)

Lansbury and Sondheim Chat Gypsy, Laurents, Night Music, Sweeney & More w/ NY Mag
by Walter McBride - Dec 13, 2009

Angela Lansbury and Stephen Sondheim sat down together, the morning after the first preview of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC with New York Magazine to chat, not just about the new production, but also about their previous work together on GYPSY, Sweeney Todd and ANYONE CAN WHISTLE. The longtime friends and collaborators delve into their personal and professional histories and on how Lansbury approached many of her iconic roles. (more...)

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