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Kate Dawson Brings The A**hole In My Head To Birdland 8/30Kate Dawson Brings The A**hole In My Head To Birdland 8/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2010

With showtunes and sass, Kate Dawson (who starred in A Christmas Carol at MSG for three seasons, andalso starred opposite Lucie Arnaz as Eileen in Wonderful Town in Los Angeles) will make her Birdlanddebut on Monday, August 30 th at 7pm with her one-woman show THE A**HOLE IN MY HEAD, acomedic musical exploration of that annoying, doubtful inner voice most of us deal with on a daily basis. (more...)

Aaron Lazar Plays Last Show in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC 8/29; Grove & Dean Join Cast 8/31Aaron Lazar Plays Last Show in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC 8/29; Grove & Dean Join Cast 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2010

On August 29, Aaron Lazar will play his last performance as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC. Lazar's previous credits include LES MISERABLES, A TALE OF TWO CITIES, and THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Presents NUNSENSE A-MEN 6/25-8/29Way Off Broadway Presents NUNSENSE A-MEN 6/25-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2010

One of the most successful and popular theatrical franchises is Dan Goggin's Nunsense series. In all, there are nine different stage productions that revolve around the Little Sisters of Hoboken. This summer, the hilariously funny, gender-bending installment of the collection, Nunsense A-Men!, is set to entertainment audiences at The Way off Broadway Dinner Theatre. The production opens June 25th and runs through August 29th. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse Extends I DO! I DO! Thru 9/4 Westport Country Playhouse Extends I DO! I DO! Thru 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for 'I Do! I Do!,' the charming and touching musical about marriage, three extra performances have been added, Thursday through Saturday, September 2 - 4, evenings at 8 p.m. The tuneful journey through the ups and downs of a 50-year marriage stars Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin and Drama Desk Award nominee Lewis Cleale. The musical is written by Tom Jones and Harvey Schmidt, composers of 'The Fantasticks,' and directed by Susan H. Schulman. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces HAIRSPRAY CastPaper Mill Playhouse Announces HAIRSPRAY Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2010

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to announce casting for Hairspray. Directed by Matt Lenz, with choreography by Michele Lynch, Hairspray will run at the Millburn theatre from September 22 through October 24, 2010. Family Week is September 22 through September 26 and during this period children's tickets are half off the regular price (certain restrictions apply). Hairspray is proudly sponsored by American Airlines, the official airline of Paper Mill Playhouse. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Burton and Cast of Shrek Perform on ABC7STAGE TUBE: Burton and Cast of Shrek Perform on ABC7
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 27, 2010

Haven Burton and two of the cast members from 'Shrek the Musical' performed 'I Know It's Today' on ABC7 in Chicago. Shrek the Musical plays through September 7 at the Cadillac Palace Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Northlight Theatre Presents DADDY LONG LEGS 9/16-10/24Northlight Theatre Presents DADDY LONG LEGS 9/16-10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans announce the new musical Daddy Long Legs, directed by John Caird, the Tony and Olivier Award-winning director of Les MisÚrables, with music and lyrics by Paul Gordon, composer of Jane Eyre. (more...)

Bradley Dean to Replace Aaron Lazar in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; Jessica Grove to Join Cast 8/31Bradley Dean to Replace Aaron Lazar in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC; Jessica Grove to Join Cast 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2010

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Bradley Dean (Spamalot, Company, The Story of My Life, Man of La Mancha) will replace Aaron Lazar as Count Carl-Magnus Malcolm in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC on August 31, 2010. Dean has understudied Lazar throughout the production in addition to playing the role of servant Frid. Lazar will play his last performance on August 29. Stephen R. Buntrock, who has played Mr. Lindquist since the show's opening will step into the role of Frid, while Ben Davis will join the company as the new Mr. Lindquist. (more...)

Alonzo, Gertz, O'Hara Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS At The Geffen 9/1Alonzo, Gertz, O'Hara Join Cast of LOVE, LOSS At The Geffen 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Nora Ephron and Delia Ephron's Love, Loss, and What I Wore attracts a whole new cast of actresses as it continues its Los Angeles run in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse through the month of September. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Presents GREASE: THE SCHOOL EDITION, Performed 11/3, 11/6Way Off Broadway Presents GREASE: THE SCHOOL EDITION, Performed 11/3, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Way Off Broadway's Actors' Studio was created in the fall of 2003 as an extension of the theaters wildly popular Children's Theatre Summer Camp program. While the camps would continue to having acting and musical sessions during the summer, the Actors' Studio would be able to offer classes during the spring and fall. (more...)

Emerging Artists Theatre Presents The Sensational Josephine Baker, Opens 9/14Emerging Artists Theatre Presents The Sensational Josephine Baker, Opens 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Emerging Artists Theatre, the company that produced last season's hit Penny Penniworth, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of The Sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker. (more...)

Bailey, Bwarie & More Set For JERSEY BOYS in Philadelphia 9/30-12/12Bailey, Bwarie & More Set For JERSEY BOYS in Philadelphia 9/30-12/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

Casting has been announced for the Philadelphia engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing the Forrest Theatre Sept. 30 - Dec. 12. (more...)

Photo Flash: launch of SOPAC Midtown Direct Rep Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: launch of SOPAC Midtown Direct Rep Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2010

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) today announced the formation of Midtown Direct Rep, a new theater company in residence comprised of a group of accomplished theater artists who call Maplewood/South Orange home. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Presents AMERICAN ICON: THIS COMPETITION IS MURDER! 10/20-21Way Off Broadway Presents AMERICAN ICON: THIS COMPETITION IS MURDER! 10/20-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

As times continue to change, one thing remains the same. Everyone loves a good mystery. From the early works of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Agatha Christie to the modern mystery writers James Patterson and Janet Evanovich, people love to curl up with a good who dunnit. (more...)

PROMISES, PROMISES Breaks Box Office Records At Stages St. LouisPROMISES, PROMISES Breaks Box Office Records At Stages St. Louis
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

STAGES ST. LOUIS is proud to report the box office numbers for the Burt Bacharach, Hal David and Neil Simon production Promises, Promises. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES to Have Cast of 30, Orchestra of 16ANYTHING GOES to Have Cast of 30, Orchestra of 16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

Yesterday evening, August 23, the Times Talk hosted a Q&A and discussion with the ANYTHING GOES team, two-time Tony Award-winning director Kathleen Marshall and Tony-winning star Sutton Foster at The Times Center. Next Spring, Roundabout Theatre Company will present a new Broadway production of ANYTHING GOES, starring Foster as 'Reno Sweeney.' Directed & choreographed by Marshall, ANYTHING GOES will begin performances March 10th, 2011 and officially open on April 7th, 2011 on Broadway at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre. (more...)

Jackson & Feinstein Reunite for 'Power of Two' Concert at Carnegie Hall, 10/29Jackson & Feinstein Reunite for 'Power of Two' Concert at Carnegie Hall, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2010

Singer and award-winning stage, film and television star Cheyenne Jackson and pianist John Oddo will now join renowned entertainer Michael Feinstein for his concert titled The Power of Two on Friday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage. (more...)

Cosmopolitan Cabaret Presents SUDS 9/24, Tickets On Sale 8/23Cosmopolitan Cabaret Presents SUDS 9/24, Tickets On Sale 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

TICKETS FOR 'SUDS' ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 23. The rocking 60s musical soap opera to open at downtown's Cosmopolitan Cabaret September 24 (more...)

Jeanine Tesori Opens Landmark's 2010-11 Conversations From Main Street Series 9/15Jeanine Tesori Opens Landmark's 2010-11 Conversations From Main Street Series 9/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2010

Landmark on Main Street's 2010-11 Season 'Conversations From Main Street Series' opens on Wednesday, September 15, 2010 at 7:30 PM with An Evening with Jeanine Tesori. Free Admission to all Conversations From Main Street programs is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Angela & Scott Jaggar Foundation. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Fest Welcomes AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER 8/22Berkshire Theatre Fest Welcomes AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

An Evening with Sutton Foster plays This Sunday at Berkshire Theatre Festival 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA 01262 (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Festival Welcomes Sutton Foster in Concert, 8/22Berkshire Theatre Festival Welcomes Sutton Foster in Concert, 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

Artistic Director/CEO Kate Maguire is pleased to announce that Tony« award winner Sutton Foster will be bringing her cabaret performance An Evening with Sutton Foster to Berkshire Theatre Festival on August 22 at 7pm on the historic Main Stage. Tickets for the evening are $25 and $45, with a limited number of VIP tickets at $70. VIP tickets feature prime seating locations and admission to an exclusive post-show reception featuring the artists. This evening of song and laughter, presented with her Musical Director Michael Rafter accompanying, is fueled by Ms. Foster's sparkling wit and incredible voice. Songs for the evening are drawn from her critically-acclaimed debut solo album Wish and from the stage roles that have helped make her famous, such as Thoroughly Modern Millie and The Drowsy Chaperone. (more...)

Sutton Foster Announces Upcoming Tour Dates Sutton Foster Announces Upcoming Tour Dates
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

Tony Award-winning Broadway star Sutton Foster will bring her concert, 'An Evening with Sutton Foster' on tour this year, playing shows in New York, Massachusetts, Los Angeles, and more. (more...)

Bean, Meriwether et al. Lead Goodspeed's RADIO GIRL 7/29-8/22Bean, Meriwether et al. Lead Goodspeed's RADIO GIRL 7/29-8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2010

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals will bring the delightful new musical comedy Radio Girl to the stage this summer at The Norma Terris Theatre, its home for developing new works in Chester, Conn. Based on the beloved story of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, this wholesome tale will charm audiences of all ages July 29 through August 22. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Presents CHARLOTTE'S WEB, Opens 8/21Way Off Broadway Presents CHARLOTTE'S WEB, Opens 8/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2010

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre, the only theatre of its kind in the area - offering lunch matinee shows geared for children and their families, continues its fifteenth year of bringing children's stories to life with the classic tale of Charlotte's Web. (more...)

Cabaret Fundraiser for Opera House Players To Be Presented August 21Cabaret Fundraiser for Opera House Players To Be Presented August 21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2010

A special, one-night only fundraiser will be presented on Saturday, August 21 at 8pm at the Broad Brook Opera House, 107 Main Street, Broad Brook ,CT. 'HEART BEHIND THESE HANDS' is an original, Cabaret-style show that weaves a story about love and money through musical numbers from Broadway shows such as Brooklyn, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels, A Chorus Line, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Chicago, Mamma Mia!, and many others. (more...)

Cosmopolitan Cabaret Presents SUDS 9/24, Tickets On Sale 8/23Cosmopolitan Cabaret Presents SUDS 9/24, Tickets On Sale 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2010

TICKETS FOR 'SUDS' ON SALE MONDAY, AUGUST 23. The rocking 60s musical soap opera to open at downtown's Cosmopolitan Cabaret September 24 (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Dostoevsky's NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND 9/17-10/17La Jolla Playhouse Presents Dostoevsky's NOTES FROM UNDERGROUND 9/17-10/17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse presents the Yale Repertory Theatre production of Dostoevsky's Notes from Underground, adapted by Robert Woodruff and Bill Camp, based on a translation by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky, directed by Robert Woodruff, running in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre September 17 - October 17 (media night: Friday, Sept 24 at 8:00 pm). (more...)

Emerging Artists Theatre Presents The Sensational Josephine Baker, Opens 9/14Emerging Artists Theatre Presents The Sensational Josephine Baker, Opens 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2010

Emerging Artists Theatre, the company that produced last season's hit Penny Penniworth, presents the Off-Broadway premiere of The Sensational Josephine Baker, a rich, comedic, moving musical portrait of the unique iconic Jazz Age legend, Josephine Baker. (more...)

Sheila Ferguson To Join The Cast of FAME THE MUSICAL At Grand Canal Theatre 8/19Sheila Ferguson To Join The Cast of FAME THE MUSICAL At Grand Canal Theatre 8/19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

It was announced today that soul legend Sheila Ferguson will take on the role of the teacher Miss Sherman, a strict, old-fashioned and academic teacher who loves her students despite the fact that she comes down hard on them, in the forthcoming FAME THE MUSICAL. (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for Starlight's HELLO, DOLLY!, Runs 8/19-9/5Cast and Creative Team Announced for Starlight's HELLO, DOLLY!, Runs 8/19-9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

Opening in less than two weeks at Starlight Musical Theatre's stage is Hello, Dolly!, the classic Broadway musical tale of Dolly Levi and her mischievous matchmaking ways. For Starlight's 3rd and final summertime show, Starlight has brought aboard a fantastic cast and creative team to ensure the season ends with a resounding 'bang'. (more...)

Foster to Appear at Landmark's Spotlight Gala, 11/6Foster to Appear at Landmark's Spotlight Gala, 11/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

The annual gala benefit for Landmark on Main Street will take place on Saturday evening, November 6, 2010 with a special performance by Broadway's leading lady Sutton Foster and a post-concert celebration in the tented Spotlight Club. Larry O. Tietz and Frank C. Ullman will be honored for their contributions to the organization and the community. The Gala Leadership includes Chairs Leslie and Andrew Abramowitz and Ellen and Marvin Makofsky and Honorary Chairs Angela Susan Anton, Jane and Robert Harding, Eric Krasnoff, Pall Corporation, Lillian McCormick, and Dot and Ed Slade. (more...)

Casting Announced for CMT's SUDSCasting Announced for CMT's SUDS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

Tickets for California Musical Theatre's production of the musical comedy Suds, will go on sale on Monday, August 23, at 10 a.m. Suds, the rocking '60s musical soap opera, will play at The Cosmopolitan Cabaret at 1000 K Street (between 10th and 11th), September 24 through January 9, with preview performances September 21-23. Tickets are available online through Tickets.com and through the Wells Fargo Pavilion box office at 1419 H Street or by phone at (916) 557-1999. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Fest Welcomes AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER 8/22Berkshire Theatre Fest Welcomes AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER 8/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

An Evening with Sutton Foster plays This Sunday at Berkshire Theatre Festival 6 East Street Stockbridge, MA 01262 (more...)

NAMT Announces Directors for 22nd Annual Festival of New Musicals 10/21-22NAMT Announces Directors for 22nd Annual Festival of New Musicals 10/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced Directors and Musical Directors for its 22nd Annual Festival of New Musicals taking place on Thursday, October 21 and Friday, October 22, 2010 at New World Stages in New York City. NAMT is honored to continue their relationship with New World Stages for the seventh consecutive year. (more...)

Photo Flash: HOT MIKADO At Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: HOT MIKADO At Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2010

Drury Lane Theatre continues their acclaimed 'Year of the Director' by presenting award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell's exuberant international smash hit musical HOT MIKADO. Bell, the original creator of the musical that has now been produced across the world, directs and choreographs the not-to-be-missed piece. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO, Opens 8/18Drury Lane Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO, Opens 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Drury Lane Theatre continues their acclaimed 'Year of the Director' by presenting award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell's exuberant international smash hit musical HOT MIKADO. (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO, Opens 8/18Drury Lane Theatre Presents HOT MIKADO, Opens 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Drury Lane Theatre continues their acclaimed 'Year of the Director' by presenting award-winning director and choreographer David H. Bell's exuberant international smash hit musical HOT MIKADO. (more...)

SOPAC Forms Midtown Direct Rep Theater CompanySOPAC Forms Midtown Direct Rep Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

The South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) today announced the formation of Midtown Direct Rep, a new theater company in residence comprised of a group of accomplished theater artists who call Maplewood/South Orange home. (more...)

BROADWAY MEMORIES Fundraiser Led By Foster, Pascal & More At OC Pavilion 10/2BROADWAY MEMORIES Fundraiser Led By Foster, Pascal & More At OC Pavilion 10/2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2010

Broadway Knights is pleased to present Broadway Memories, a fundraiser concert to benefit Alzheimer's Association and Capistrano Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, October 2, 2010 at 7:30 p.m. in the OC Pavilion in Santa Ana. (more...)

Westport Country Playhouse's I DO, I DO! Extends Run Thru 9/4Westport Country Playhouse's I DO, I DO! Extends Run Thru 9/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2010

Westport Country Playhouse announces that due to ticket demand for 'I Do! I Do!,' the charming and touching musical about marriage, three extra performances have been added, Thursday through Saturday, September 2 - 4, evenings at 8 p.m. (more...)

La Jolla Presents Workshop CANKERBLOSSOM, 8/12-15La Jolla Presents Workshop CANKERBLOSSOM, 8/12-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announces a new family-friendly Page To Stage Workshop Production: Cankerblossom, conceived and created by Pig Iron Theatre Company, directed by Dan Rothenberg, with cartoonist/puppeteer Beth Nixon, music by Rosie Langabeer, set and animation by Mimi Lien, lighting by James Clotfelter, video projection by Josh Higgason, and performed by Hinako Arao, Beth Nixon, David Sweeney and Alex Torra. Cankerblossom will run August 12 - 15, 2010 in the Mandell Weiss Forum, with performances Thursday, August 12 at 7:00 pm; Friday, August 13 at 7:00 pm; Saturday, August 14 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, August 15 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for subscribers and $15 for children 12 and under. (more...)

PLATINUM To Debut at FRINGE NYC, 8/13PLATINUM To Debut at FRINGE NYC, 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2010

A new developmental production of Platinum (www.PlatinumTheMusical.com) starring Tony Award nominee Liz Larsen (The Most Happy Fella, A New Brain) and Sarah Litzsinger (Beauty and the Beast, Amour) will be presented by UnsungMusicalsCo. Inc. as part of the 2010 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

TRUST Opens at 2nd Stage, 8/12TRUST Opens at 2nd Stage, 8/12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) opens it's latest production, TRUST, starring Zach Braff, Bobby Cannavale, Sutton Foster, and Ari Graynor tonight, August 12. TRUST is written by Paul Weitz and directed by Peter DuBois. Mr. Weitz returns to Second Stage Theatre, where his plays Privilege and Show People premiered in 2005 and 2006, respectively. Directed by Peter DuBois, who staged Second Stage's acclaimed production of Becky Shaw, TRUST began previews on Friday, July 23 at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street). The production runs through September 5. (more...)

La Jolla Presents Workshop CANKERBLOSSOM, 8/12-15La Jolla Presents Workshop CANKERBLOSSOM, 8/12-15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2010

La Jolla Playhouse announces a new family-friendly Page To Stage Workshop Production: Cankerblossom, conceived and created by Pig Iron Theatre Company, directed by Dan Rothenberg, with cartoonist/puppeteer Beth Nixon, music by Rosie Langabeer, set and animation by Mimi Lien, lighting by James Clotfelter, video projection by Josh Higgason, and performed by Hinako Arao, Beth Nixon, David Sweeney and Alex Torra. Cankerblossom will run August 12 - 15, 2010 in the Mandell Weiss Forum, with performances Thursday, August 12 at 7:00 pm; Friday, August 13 at 7:00 pm; Saturday, August 14 at 2:30 pm and 7:00 pm and Sunday, August 15 at 2:30 pm. Tickets are $25 for adults; $20 for subscribers and $15 for children 12 and under. (more...)

Foster and Buckley to Perform at Reprise Theatre, 10/4 & 2/21Foster and Buckley to Perform at Reprise Theatre, 10/4 & 2/21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2010

Reprise Theatre Company presents two one-night only special events: An Evening with Sutton Foster for one performance only on Monday, October 4, 2010 at 8:00 pm, and Betty Buckley in Concert with Seth Rudetsky on Monday, February 21,2011 at 8:00pm. Both events will be presented at UCLA's Freud Playhouse. An Evening with Sutton Foster Betty Buckley in Concert with Seth Rudetsky are the latest in Reprise Theatre Company's tradition of presenting Broadway stars in concert, which have included Patti LuPone, Carol Burnett, Ben Vereen, Kristin Chenoweth, and Brian Stokes Mitchell. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Whoopi Goldberg Talks West End Debut in SISTER ACT!STAGE TUBE: Whoopi Goldberg Talks West End Debut in SISTER ACT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2010

Whoopi Goldberg joined the cast of the hit musical comedy SISTER ACT on Tuesday, August 10 in the role of Mother Superior. She will perform in the show through Tuesday August 31st, playing an exclusive 23 show run. No stranger to stages around the world, the role however marks Whoopi's West End debut. Whoopi follows the hugely popular Sheila Hancock, who created the role and has played Mother Superior since the show opened in May last year. She is joined on stage by the critically acclaimed Patina Miller in the lead role of Deloris Van Cartier (Whoopi's role in the original movie), recording artist Simon Webbe as Curtis Shank and Dad's Army star Ian Lavender as Monsignor. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a clip of Golberg herself weighing in on how it feels to make her West End debut in a show that hits especially close to home. (more...)

Photo Flash: I DO! I DO! At Westport Country PlayhousePhoto Flash: I DO! I DO! At Westport Country Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

This joyful musical, a Broadway hit by the authors of the popular The Fantasticks, spans fifty years in the marriage of Agnes and Michael. One man, one woman and a slew of captivating songs encompass all the richness and variety of experience inherent in taking the plunge into a life spent with someone you love. (more...)

Jan Maxwell Leads WINGS at Second Stage; Previews Begin Oct. 5, 2010Jan Maxwell Leads WINGS at Second Stage; Previews Begin Oct. 5, 2010
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2010

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director) has announced that Tony Award nominee JAN MAXWELL will star in Arthur Kopit's acclaimed play WINGS this fall. Directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle (Sweeney Todd, Company), WINGS will begin previews at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd street) on Tuesday, October 5. The production will officially open on Sunday, October 24. (more...)

Leavel, Jacoby, Wendt & More to Star in ELF on Broadway; Production Team AnnouncedLeavel, Jacoby, Wendt & More to Star in ELF on Broadway; Production Team Announced
by BWW - Aug 11, 2010

Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures in association with Unique Features announced today that the new Broadway musical ELF will star Tony« Award winner Beth Leavel (Emily), Tony« Award nominee Mark Jacoby (Walter), Matthew Gumley (Michael), Valerie Wright (Deb), Michael McCormick (Mr. Greenway), Michael Mandell (Store Manager) and six-time Emmy« Award winner George Wendt (Santa). Full casting including the lead roles of Buddy and Jovie will be announced shortly. (more...)

Marriott Theatre's THE BOWERY BOYS to be featured at NAMT 2010Marriott Theatre's THE BOWERY BOYS to be featured at NAMT 2010
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2010

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, has announced that THE BOWERY BOYS, which was presented as a World Premiere at the theater during their 2008 season, has been selected to be featured at the National Alliance for Musical Theatre annual Festival of New Musicals (more...)

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