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Nick Blaemire, Joe Iconis, Anne L. Nathan, Taylor Trensch & Alysha Umphress to Perform Works of Jonathan Larson at City Center, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

The Lobby Project, a series of free pre-show events presented in conjunction with New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center series, will feature a free pre-show event before the Saturday, June 28 performance of Jonathan Larson's tick, tick… BOOM!. 54 Below Meets 55 Above will feature selections of Larson's rarely heard work, curated by Jennifer Tepper (programming director of the cabaret venue 54 Below) sung by Broadway performers Nick Blaemire, Joe Iconis, Anne L. Nathan, Taylor Trensch and Alysha Umphress. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Make Provincetown Debut, 7/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson has starred on both 30 Rock opposite Tina Fey and Glee where he played the voice coach for the group Vocal Adrenaline, and will next be seen starring opposite Gena Rowlands in the feature film "Six Dance Lessons In Six Weeks" releasing in theaters in early 2014. On Broadway, Cheyenne most recently starred in Encore's production of "The Most Happy Fella" at City Center, "Finian's Rainbow" (Drama Desk nomination), "Damn Yankees," "Xanadu" (Drama League , Drama Desk nominations), "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and," "All Shook Up" (Theater World Award, Drama League, Outer Critics Circle nomination). Off-Broadway he was seen in the orignal cast of "Altar Boyz". On July 4, 5, and 6, he makes his anticipated Broadway@ The Art House debut. SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky joins him as pianist and host. For tickets please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 508-487-9222. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Cheyenne Jackson Stars in New Comedy MUTUAL FRIENDS
by Movies News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Below, check out the trailer for MUTUAL FRIENDS, starring Broadway's Cheyenne Jackson. (more...)

David Harris to Bring TIME IS A TRAVELLER to Brisbane Powerhouse, Aug 9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Son of a coal-mining dad and a secretary mum, this is the story of an Aussie country kid and what lead him to tread the boards in some of Australia's biggest musicals. Following an extended and sold-out season at Sydney's Hayes Theatre, leading man David Harris, tours the east coast with performances in Melbourne, Brisbane and Newcastle. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Presents the Southern California Premiere of Disney's MARY POPPINS, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season is well under way, and Artistic Director Steven Glaudini is proud to present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the smash hit Broadway musical MARY POPPINS, co-created by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Performances are July 16 to August 2. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes MATILDA's 'Queen' Lesli Margherita
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2014

On Monday, June 30th the Theater People Podcast welcomes 'Matilda' star Lesli Margherita. Topics discussed include her Olivier award winning turn as Inez in 'Zorro The Musical' in London's West End, the day her friend Eden Espinosa called her to insist that Lesli be seen for the role of Mrs. Wormwood in 'Matilda', and her emotional Broadway debut in the show. The episode is available now to iTunes subscribers. (more...)

David Pittu Joins Stephen Bogardus, Jenn Gambatese, and Heather MacRae for Prospect's Gala, 6/30
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Prospect Theater Company (Cara Reichel, Producing Artistic Director / Melissa Huber, Managing Director) presents its 2014 annual gala, New York In June, in the Harbor View Room at Battery Gardens, a beautiful and unique waterside location nestled at the southernmost corner of Battery Park. This special one-night-only event will be held on Monday, June 30 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. The evening's program will include songs from Prospect's 15 years developing and producing new musical theater by emerging artists, including recent productions of Jasper in Deadland, Tamar of the River, and Unlock'd, as well as sneak peak performances from upcoming shows! Proceeds from the evening will benefit Prospect's ongoing mission to develop and produce new American musical theater works. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More to Star in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Carolina Theatre, 7/29-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, has announced the casting for their upcoming original production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Russell Grant to Star in the UK Fringe Premiere of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Oct 1-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Russell Grant, star of BBC's Strictly Come Dancing and one the country's best loved celebrities, is to star as the mysterious and sinister Mrs Meers in the UK fringe premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson Joins Cast of BEAR WITH US
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Cheyenne Jackson has signed on to play 'Hudson' in William J. Stribling's upcoming feature film Bear with Us, which stars Christy Romano, Mark Sullivan, Alex McKenna, Kevin Carolan, and Collin Smith, and features Alice Ripley. (more...)

Photo Flash: Final Four Performances of THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE at Mercury Summer Stock, Now Thru 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Mercury Summer Stock presents the final four performances of Thoroughly Modern Millie at Regina Hall, Notre Dame College. 1857 S. Green Rd. South Euclid, OH 44121. The performances are June 25-28. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jobsite's RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at the Jaeb
by Peter Nason - Jun 23, 2014

What do you do when a production is first rate, when everyone onstage is absolutely stellar, but the forced camp of the script grounds the entire enterprise? (more...)

BWW Interviews: Adam Zelasko from JERSEY BOYS Tour Answers Our Silly Questions
by Michael L. Quintos - Jun 23, 2014

Currently playing Nick Massi, a member of the talented quartet better known to the world as The Four Seasons, Adam Zelasko is now in his third year of touring with JERSEY BOYS, the hit Tony award-winning musical, which will be returning to Orange County for a two-week engagement at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts starting June 24. Before the show's arrival in Costa Mesa, Zelasko agreed to play 20 questions with us... (more...)

En Garde Arts at BAM Presents Venteran Stories BASETRACK, 11/11-15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

When I was in Afghanistan, all's I wanted to do was come back to America. But when I got home to America there was this empty feeling and I just wanted to go back to Afghanistan. When your life is so extreme every single day, and you're just adrenaline pumping every day, and then you just come home to this perfect little world, it kind of just sets you off balance.­-Lance Corporal Kevin Daly. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 6/20- THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE
by Stage Tube - Jun 20, 2014

Today in 2004, Thoroughly Modern Millie closed at the Marquis Theatre, where it ran for 903 performances. Thoroughly Modern Millie is a musical with music by Jeanine Tesori, lyrics by Dick Scanlan, and a book by Richard Morris and Scanlan. Based on the 1967 film of the same name, it tells the story of a small-town girl, Millie Dillmount, who comes to New York City to marry for money instead of love - a thoroughly modern aim in 1922, when women were just entering the workforce. The production subsequently won six 2002 Tony Awards, including Best Musical and Best Actress in a Musical for Sutton Foster. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre to Open 2014 Season with ONE SINGULAR SENSATION, 6/27; Features Actors from MORMON, PHANTOM, WICKED, A CHORUS LINE & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Transcendence Theatre's first offering of their concert series is 'One Singular Sensation' which debuts on June 27, 2014 at Jack London Historic State Park. (more...)

Mercury Summer Stock Hosts Special Performance Events for THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE on 6/19, 6/20, and 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Thoroughly Modern Millie, the high-spirited musical romp that has everyone dancing the Charleston, will play host to the Girl Scouts of Cuyahoga County on Wednesday, June 25 at 7:30 pm. The musical, with Book by Dick Scanlan and Richard Morris, and new music by Jeanine Tesori, and based on the Julie Andrews movie of the same name, is the perfect theatre outing for a young performer, theatre newbie, and anyone who could use an honest-to-gooness laugh (or two). (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes RENT, IF/THEN Star Anthony Rapp
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 15, 2014

On Monday, June 16th the Theater People Podcast welcomes 'If/Then' and 'Rent' star Anthony Rapp. Topics discussed include Rapp's two year journey helping to bring 'If/Then' to the Broadway stage (he's been with the show since even before the workshop phase), collaborating with the show's creators Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt to create the character of Lucas, and reuniting with friend and 'Rent' co-star Idina Menzel (he has high praise for her work ethic, talent, and ability to maintain her status as one of Broadway's few 'marquee names'). (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Adds THE DARRELL HAMMOND PROJECT World Premiere to 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces a new production for its 2014/2015 season: The Darrell Hammond Project, written by Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond and Elizabeth Stein and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Performed by Hammond, this world-premiere, one-man show will run February 6 - March 8, 2015 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casts/Creative Teams for THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and ETHER DOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the casts and creative teams for its upcoming productions of The Orphan of Zhao and Ether Dome. Tickets for both productions are available by calling Playhouse Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Producer Hal Luftig Unveils Sardi's Caricature!
by Walter McBride - Jun 12, 2014

The beloved Broadway tradition continued yesterday, June 11, as Sardi's added a caricature of Hal Luftig to its legendary walls. Friends including Jerry Mitchell, Billy Porter, Roger Rees, Rick Elice, William Ivey Long, Lawrence O'Keefe, Nell Benjamin, Marc Shaiman, Charlotte St. Martin, Charlotte Wilcox, Orfeh, Ted Chapin and more came to celebrate the special event, and BroadwayWorld brings you phtoos from the festivities below! (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Playhouse on Park's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Opening Tonight
by Stage Tube - Jun 11, 2014

Put on your thinking caps and get ready for an entertaining competition! Playhouse on Park is finishing its 2013-2014 season with The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. In this hilarious hit musical, six quirky adolescents have their eyes on the spelling championship. Along the way they learn that winning isn't all you expect.and neither is losing. In 'an utterly charming look at one of the screwier manifestations of the American Dream' (TIME), audiences will cheer on a whole group of underdogs. Click below to get a sneak peek at the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - Sutton Foster Stars in New TV Land Series YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

Sutton Foster will star in the new TV Land series YOUNGER, co-starring Hilary Duff, Debi Mazar, and Miriam Shor. (more...)

THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE to Open 7/18 at the King Center; Tickets on Sale 6/20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

King Center for the Performing Arts of Eastern Florida State College and The Historic Cocoa Village Playhouse, through special arrangements with Music Theatre International (MTI) and under the direction of Anastacia Hawkins-Smith, presents Broadway's musical comedy hit Thoroughly Modern Millie, featuring a cast of students from the five-week long Summer Musical Theatre Project. (more...)

The Transcendence Theatre Company with Benziger Family Winery Presents PAINT THE UNIVERSE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

The Transcendence Theatre Company (TTC) has partnered with Benziger Family Winery to develop their very own Meritage blend of Merlot, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel called PAINT THE UNIVERSE. PAINT THE UNIVERSE is the guiding theme for the Transcendence 2014 season, reminding us all that the power to change the world lives in each and every one of us. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessica Grove Sings from North Carolina Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, will soon present Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. Below, watch as Jessica Grove sings 'Part of your World' on WNCN! (more...)

Burke Moses, Whitney Bashor, John Hickok & More Join Kathleen Marshall's UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center Theatre Company; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company today announced the complete cast and creative team for the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter (Violet). The production opens for previews on September 12 in The Stage Theatre and will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, September 11 through October 12, with a press opening on September 14. With an irresistible Latin-infused score by Tony Award-nominated David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane (the team behind past Theatre at the Center hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is a touching and hilarious story of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a whirlwind of emotions- love as they find them, confusion as they lose them and passion when they need them. This regional premiere is directed by William Pullinsi with Choreography by Danny Herman and Musical Direction and Orchestrations by William Underwood. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Two-Time Tony Nominee Robin De Jesus
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 20, 2014

On Monday, July 21st the Theater People Podcast welcomes two-time Tony-nominee Robin de Jesus. De Jesus discusses making his professional acting debut in the cult-hit indie film CAMP, making his Broadway debut as an understudy in RENT, creating the role of Sonny in the groundbreaking IN TH EHEIGHTS, co-starring as Jacob in the 2010 revival of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES alongside Kelsey Grammer, and receiving Tony nominations for the latter two roles. (more...)

Signed Copies of Walter Newkirk's 'memoraBEALEia' Available Now
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2014

On Saturday, July 19 @ 7pm, The Staten Island GLBT Center on Victory Boulevard in Staten Island welcomed Walter Newkirk, founder of Walter Newkirk Public Relations LLC and author of memoraBEALEia : A Private Scrapbook about Edie Beale of Grey Gardens Mr. Newkirk's book is endorsed by Broadway veterans Scott Frankel, Michael Korie ,Doug Wright, and Christine Ebersole ; of the Tony award winning Grey Gardens musical , Bryan Batt, star of the AMC TV-series MAD MEN, and Tony nominated actress Sheryl Lee Ralph ( Dreamgirls, Thoroughly Modern Millie). (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Jeanine Tesori and Martin Charnin Come to WPPAC for 'Creating Broadway' Series This Summer, Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The White Plains Performing Arts Center Conservatory Theatre has announced the premiere of the Creating Broadway Series. This series will spotlight top-notch Broadway artists showcasing the talents that got them to the Great White Way. The series will be presented in the form of concerts, master classes, lectures and workshops. Whether participating or observing, these events promise to be amazing opportunities for teaching and learning for theatre enthusiasts and professionals of all levels. (more...)

Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance, Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Children's Theatre to Host Team Sydni Benefit Concert, 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance and Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and Children's Theatre will present a free concert A Magical Musical Adventure on Sunday, July 20 at 7 pm, on the Knight Stage at Middletown High School. Forty-one local dancers ranging in age from 3 to 18 will perform together to raise money for Team Sydni. The concert features many of well-loved fairy tale characters, and includes a variety of song-and-dance styles. There is no charge for admission. Free-will donations will be accepted at the door, and during intermission the dancers' parents have organized a basket raffle, which includes donations from many Middletown merchants in an effort to further help Sydni. This is the second annual summer production of the Dee Buchanan Studio and Way Off Broadway. Last year's concert raised over $2,600 to help another local student, TJ Rufty. (more...)

Ciara Renee, Natalie Weiss & More Set for Broadway Gets GLAAD Benefit Concert at Joe's Pub, 8/4
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

On Monday, August 4th, eleven emerging and established Broadway performers will star in Broadway Gets GLAAD, a concert to benefit GLAAD, the leading organization in support of a positive LGBT image in the entertainment industry. (more...)

MISS SAIGON, HAIR & More Set for Clocktower Players' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Westchester Magazine unveiled their annual Best of Westchester issue announcing the very best of what Westchester County has to offer. Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of Irvington Town Hall Theater, received two prestigious awards: Best Local Theater Group and Best Children's Theater. (more...)

Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent to Lead KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement. (more...)

Transcendence Theatre to Host 'Fantastical Family Night,' 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Transcendence Theatre's "Fantastical Family Night" on July 25 and 26 at Jack London Historic Sate Park is a fun family evening with lots of surprises. It is the second of four separate themed Broadway Under The Stars concerts in Jack London State Historic Park this summer. The music is all familiar material that everyone knows and loves, and your family will be able to sing along and become a part of the magic. (more...)

Born for Broadway 5 Set for Merkin Concert Hall, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Born for Broadway has announced that its fifth annual celebrity cabaret, featuring Broadway and TV stars donating their time and talent, will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W. 67th Street, on Monday, October 13, 2014 at 8 PM. Proceeds will benefit Unite 2 Fight Paralysis, a nonprofit that supports international advocacy, education, and spinal cord injury research. (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcome's Tony-Winner Tonya Pinkins from HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 14, 2014

On Monday, July 7th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Tonya Pinkins. Pinkins is currently co-starring on Broadway in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, a mostly rapped-through musical featuring the music, lyrics, and poetry of Tupac Shakur. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/12- Cheyenne Jackson
by Stage Tube - Jul 12, 2014

Happy Birthday Cheyenne Jackson! Jackson has been featured in Broadway shows including XANADU, FINIAN'S RAINBOW, Thoroughly Modern Millie, and AIDA. His first Broadway leading role in ALL SHOOK UP earned him a Theatre World Award for 'Outstanding Broadway Debut.' He's been seen in such television shows such as 30 ROCK, GLEE, UGLY BETTY, and CURB YOUR ENTHUSIASM. (more...)

Shapiro Sisters' LIVE OUT LOUD Live 54 Below Album Gets 9/9 Release
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The Shapiro Sisters announced today that their debut album Live Out Loud: Live at 54 BELOW will be released on September 9th, 2014. The Shapiro Sisters, 11-year old Milly Shapiro (Matilda, Original Broadway Cast of Matilda The Musical) and older sister, 14-year-old Abigail Shapiro (Cindy Lou Who, How The Grinch Stole Christmas), recorded the album live at the famed 54 BELOW over a series of three performances this past May and June. (more...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY, Beginning Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable today, July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

Kelly McCormick, Beth Malone, Jason Graae, Brent Barrett and More Set for Music Circus' 2014 Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

California Musical Theatre released casting for the remaining shows in the 64th Music Circus season, a roster of actors including Broadway veterans, Tony nominees and audience favorites from previous Music Circus seasons, as well as actors with Sacramento-area ties. The five-show season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion includes the Music Circus premiere of the beloved Disney classic Mary Poppins, which runs through July 13, as well as other Tony Award-winning shows including Rodgers and Hammerstein's lush South Pacific, Lerner and Loewe's mystical Brigadoon, Jerry Herman and Harvey Fierstein's hilarious La Cage aux Folles, and the singular sensation A Chorus Line, which ended its week-long run on June 29. Music Circus casting for the season is determined after auditions are held in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento. (more...)

Bay Area Local and Broadway Actress Lexy Fridell to Bring BRACE YOURSELF to Transcendence Theatre, 7/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

The Transcendence Theatre Company announces Lexy Fridell's one-woman show "Brace Yourself! Tales of Braces, Broadway, Dating & Drool," as the first concert in the 2014 Transcendence Artist Series this summer. This series of concerts is a collection of transcendent performers presented in intimate and breathtaking locations throughout Sonoma County. (more...)

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