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Christopher Sieber-Led LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and MEMPHIS Set for Pantages Theatre's Summer Program
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2012

The Pantages Theatre will host the touring productions of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES and MEMPHIS this Summer. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kansas City Rep's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Eric Rosen, closes its 2011-12 season with a professional production of the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors; book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith. Kyle Hatley directs. Little Shop of Horrors runs now through May 20 at the Rep's Copaken Stage. See photos from the production below! (more...)

MEMPHIS Comes to St. Louis, Opening Tonight, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre tonight, May 1, for a limited engagement. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Presents CYRANO 3/8-4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2012

Arden Theatre Company 2011/12 mainstage season continues with Edmond Rostand's Cyrano in a new version translated by Michael Hollinger, co-adapted with director Aaron Posner. (more...)

BWW TV: More Highlights from Broadway Backwards 7!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 8, 2012

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7, the once-a-year celebration of the gay and lesbian community, raised a record-breaking $329,000 on Monday, March 5, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. This year's spectacular total surpassed last year's previous record of $281,200. BroadwayWorld brings you even more exclusive footage from the big event below! (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7 Earns Record-Breaking $329,000!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

The one-night-only event continues to grow in popularity and success in supporting the work of Broadway Cares and the Center. Last year's record-breaking $281,200 topped the previous year's total of more than $186,700. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Returns to Chicago for 9 Weeks This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2012

Broadway In Chicago today announced that the five-time Tony Award® nominated musical ROCK OF AGES is returning to Chicago this summer by popular demand, June 5- August 5, 2012, for a highly entertaining, intimate, rock concert experience at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut). Individual tickets for ROCK OF AGES go on-sale Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. (more...)

BWW TV EXCLUSIVE: Inside the Record-Breaking 2012 Broadway Backwards Benefit - Betty Buckley and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 6, 2012

BROADWAY BACKWARDS 7, the once-a-year celebration of the gay and lesbian community, raised a record-breaking $329,000 on Monday, March 5, to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center. This year's spectacular total surpassed last year's previous record of $281,200. Check out BroadwayWorld's exclusive footage of the big event! (more...)

Theater Wit Presents TIGERS BE STILL, 4/24-6/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2012

Tigers Be Still, rising star Kim Rosenstock's savagely funny dark comedy about a young woman who stops being a total disaster and gets her life back on track, is ready to take a bite out of Chicago's theater scene. (more...)

Arden Children's Theatre Presents ROBIN HOOD, Opening 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2012

Arden Theatre Company will present Robin Hood by Greg Banks as the second selection of its 2011/12 Children's Series. (more...)

Ron Holgate, Clifton Duncan and More to Lead Old Globe's THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2012

The Old Globe today announced the cast and creative team for the West Coast Premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical about an infamous chapter in American history. (more...)

ICT Presents the West Coast Premiere of THE FIX, 4/27-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2012

Just as the 2012 presidential race heats up,International City Theatre (ICT) presents the West Coast premiere of a hard-boiled, darkly comic, Olivier Award-nominated rock musical about the American political machine. With book and lyrics by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe, The Fix begins a four-week run on April 27 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Randy Brenner is at the helm, with musical direction by Darryl Archibald, choreography by Heather Castillo, and Sal Mistretta reprising his Helen Hayes Award-winning role as Uncle Grahame. Low-priced previews take place on April 24, 25 and 26. (more...)

MEMPHIS Closes at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical will be presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts for two weeks, through March 25, as part of the Ordway's 2011-2012 Theater Season. (more...)

Michael James Leslie, Ashley Blanchet to Star in Kansas City Rep's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast for Little Shop of Horrors, its final production of the 2011-12 season. The Rep's Associate Artistic Director Kyle Hatley will direct. He has also directed the Rep's productions of Circle Mirror Transformation, A Christmas Carol, The Borderland, Nathan Louis Jackson's Broke-ology, and he has appeared in The Whipping Man and The Glass Menagerie at the Rep. Hatley is a noted writer and director for the Kansas City Fringe Festival and is artistic director and co-founder of Chatterbox Audio Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Nellie McKay Brings 'Silent Spring-It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature' to Feinstein's at Loews Regency
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 21, 2012

Feinstein's at Loews Regency continues its Winter / Spring 2012 season with Nellie McKay and her new show "Silent Spring - It's Not Nice To Fool Mother Nature" from March 20 to 31. Check out photos from her opening night engagement below! (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES to Play The 5th Avenue Theatre, 4/21-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

Damn Yankees is headed to The 5th Avenue Theatre! This musical comedy is the story of an aging baseball fan who makes a deal with the Devil so his beloved hometown team can beat the Yankees in the race for the pennant. From the songwriting team of The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees is filled with hit songs including "Two Lost Souls" and the sultry favorite, "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets." The Paper Mill Playhouse production will slide into Seattle this April. The creative team includes direction by Mark S. Hoebee (Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director), music direction by Ben Whiteley, and choreography by Denis Michael Jones. (more...)

AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE to Open Off-Broadway April 30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Deema Aitken, Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

THE GREAT IMMENSITY Closes at Kansas City Rep, 3/18
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2012

The world premiere of The Great Immensity will take place at Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Copaken Stage, February 17-March 18. The Great Immensity is presented by Kansas City Rep and The Civilians, the center for investigative theatre led by Founding Artistic Director Steve Cosson. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Presents CYRANO 3/8-4/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2012

Arden Theatre Company 2011/12 mainstage season continues with Edmond Rostand's Cyrano in a new version translated by Michael Hollinger, co-adapted with director Aaron Posner. (more...)

ROCK OF AGES Returns to Chicago for 9 Weeks This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Broadway In Chicago today announced that the five-time Tony Award® nominated musical ROCK OF AGES is returning to Chicago this summer by popular demand, June 5- August 5, 2012, for a highly entertaining, intimate, rock concert experience at the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 East Chestnut). Individual tickets for ROCK OF AGES go on-sale Wednesday, March 14, 2012 at 10 a.m. (more...)

MEMPHIS Heads to Ordway Center for the Performing Arts, March 13-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony Award winner for Best Musical will be presented by the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts for two weeks, March 13-25, as part of the Ordway's 2011-2012 Theater Season. (more...)

The Finborough Theatre Presents Gilbert and Sullivan's THE GRAND DUKE,
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

The New Actors Company in association with Neil McPherson for the Finborough Theatre presents THE GRAND DUKE. The Finborough Theatre's 'Celebrating British Music Theatre' series continues with the first fully staged professional UK production of Gilbert and Sullivan's final operetta, The Grand Duke, since the original 1896 production. It opens at the Finborough Theatre for a strictly limited run of six Sundays and Mondays from Sunday, 1 April 2012. (more...)

MEMPHIS Comes to Cleveland, 2/28-3/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at PlayhouseSquare on Tuesday, February 28 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper to Pen Memoir; Set for Fall 2012 Release
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

According to the Associated Press, Broadway veteran Cyndi Lauper is curretly working on writing a memoir. Simon & Schuster's Atria Books will release the book, which is set for a Fall 2012 release. (more...)

BWW Student Center's School in the Spotlight: Pomona College
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2012

Last year, BroadwayWorld.com, the largest theater website on the Internet, launched a comprehensive Student Database listing college and university performing arts programs across the country. This free service makes it easier for prospective students by showcasing programs searchable by schools, location, degrees and concentrations. (more...)

Ute Lemper and the Vogler Quartet to Play Vogel Hall, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2012

German cabaret vocalist Ute Lemper and Berlin's Vogler Quartet are joined by pianist and clarinetist Stefan Malzew, as they perform music from the Weimar-era on Thursday, April 5 at 7:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. (more...)

A.C.T. Completes 2011-2012 Season with Bay Area Premiere of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, 6/21-7/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2012

American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) will close its 2011-12 season with the Bay Area premiere of The Scottsboro Boys, the critically acclaimed musical based on a tragic chapter in American history. Nominated for twelve 2011 Tony Awards, The Scottsboro Boys features music and lyrics by the legendary Broadway songwriting team of John Kander and Fred Ebb (Cabaret, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman), book by David Thompson (Steel Pier, Chicago), musical direction by Eric Ebbenga, and direction and choreography by five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman (The Producers, Young Frankenstein, Contact). Jeff Whiting will serve as associate director and choreographer. Tony and Emmy Award winner Hal Linden (Barney Miller, The Rothschilds on Broadway) joins the stellar cast as The Interlocutor. The Scottsboro Boys performs a limited run June 21-July 15, 2012, at the American Conservatory Theater (415 Geary Street, San Francisco). Press night is Wednesday, June 27, at 8 p.m. Tickets (starting at $20) are on sale now and may be purchased online at act-sf.org or by calling 415.749.2228. (more...)

AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE Opens Off-Broadway Tonight, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Deema Aitken, Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Deema Aitken, Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated tonight, April 30, through May 26 at The New Group at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, April 30 at 7:00 PM. Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Rabe's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE at The New Group, Opening 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated tonight, April 30 through May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is tonight, April 30 at 7:00 PM. See the photos below for a first look at the production! (more...)

MEMPHIS Announces National Tour Stops Through 2013!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2012

Hockadoo! The 2010 Tony winning Best Musical MEMPHIS will continue to blow the roof off of theatres across the country into the 2012 -2013 season. The season will kick off on September 11th in Portland, OR at the Keller Auditorium, and a return engagement is scheduled in the city where it all began - Memphis, TN at the Orpheum Theatre. On Wednesday, March 14th MEMPHIS celebrated its' 1,000th performance on Broadway where it continues to bring audiences to their feet on a daily basis. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Presents ALL GOOD MEN, Now thru May 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

The Finborough Theatre presents the first UK production in nearly 40 years of Trevor Griffiths' All Good Men, last seen at the Young Vic in a production by the National Theatre in 1975, and opening at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of eight Sunday and Monday evening performances tonight, 29 April 2012. (more...)

Photo Flash: Kim Rosenstock's TIGERS BE STILL in Midwest Premiere at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2012

Tigers Be Still, Kim Rosenstock's savagely funny dark comedy about a young woman who stops being a total disaster and gets her life back on track, received its Midwest premiere on Chicago's theater scene at Theater Wit and runs now through June 3. See photos from the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Rabe's AN EARLY HISTORY OF FIRE at The New Group
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2012

The New Group presents the world premiere of An Early History of Fire, a new play by Tony Award-winning playwright David Rabe. Directed by Jo Bonney, this production features Gordon Clapp, Erin Darke, Jonny Orsini, Devin Ratray, Dennis Staroselsky, Theo Stockman and Claire van der Boom. Limited Off-Broadway engagement is slated April 5 - May 26 at The New Group @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Official Opening Night is set for Monday, April 30 at 7:00 PM. See the photos below for a first look at the production! (more...)

2012 Drama Desk Nominations Announced - DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, FOLLIES, NICE WORK Lead Nominees!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 27, 2012

Nominations for the 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards were announced at a news conference this morning by Drama Desk winners Donna Murphy and Brian d'Arcy James. The 57th Annual Drama Desk Awards will take place on Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall in Manhattan. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE - A NEW AMERICAN MUSICAL Starring Lea Salonga & More Set for The Old Globe 2012-13 Season - Full Season Announcement, San Diego
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

The Old Globe's 2012-13 Season will feature the World Premieres of two new musicals: Allegiance - A New American Musical by Jay Kuo and Lorenzo Thione and A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder by Robert L. Freedman and Steven Lutvak. The season also includes George Bernard Shaw's Pygmalion in celebration of the classic play's 100th anniversary and the World Premiere of a new adaptation of Henrik Ibsen's A Doll's House by Anne-Charlotte Hanes Harvey and Kirsten Brandt. Two recent Broadway hits will make their San Diego debuts at the Globe: David Lindsay-Abaire's Good People and Jon Robin Baitz's Other Desert Cities. Rounding out the season are the West Coast Premiere of Bekah Brunstetter's Be a Good Little Widow and the Southern California Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's The Brothers Size. (more...)

Contenders for Patrick White's Playwrights' Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Sydney Theatre Company has released the judges' shortlist of five plays in the running for the 2011 Patrick White Playwrights' Award which will be announced with a rehearsed reading of the winning play as part of Sydney Writers' Festival at The Wharf on Friday 18 May 2012 at 8pm. This winner of the prestigious Patrick White Playwrights' Fellowship will also be announced at the event. (more...)

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble Presents THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, Now thru 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2012

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, premieres its production of The Beggar's Opera, the original source of The Threepenny Opera in less than three weeks. The production opens tonight, April 27 and closes Saturday, May 19. Performances are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., with an additional performance Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. There are no performances on Mondays, Thursdays or any other Tuesday. (more...)

Arden Children's Theatre Presents ROBIN HOOD, Opening 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2012

Arden Theatre Company will present Robin Hood by Greg Banks as the second selection of its 2011/12 Children's Series. (more...)

Theater Wit Presents TIGERS BE STILL, Now thru 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2012

Tigers Be Still, rising star Kim Rosenstock's savagely funny dark comedy about a young woman who stops being a total disaster and gets her life back on track, is ready to take a bite out of Chicago's theater scene. (more...)

MEMPHIS Comes To Des Moines 4/24/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, and the show that's currently blowing the roof off Broadway, opened to rave reviews and is coming to the Civic Center of Greater Des Moines on Tuesday, April 24 to Sunday, April 24 for eight performances only as part of the Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse's DAMN YANKEES Plays The 5th Avenue Theatre, Now thru 5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2012

Damn Yankees is headed to The 5th Avenue Theatre! This musical comedy is the story of an aging baseball fan who makes a deal with the Devil so his beloved hometown team can beat the Yankees in the race for the pennant. From the songwriting team of The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees is filled with hit songs including "Two Lost Souls" and the sultry favorite, "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets." The Paper Mill Playhouse production will slide into Seattle this April. The creative team includes direction by Mark S. Hoebee (Paper Mill's Producing Artistic Director), music direction by Ben Whiteley, and choreography by Denis Michael Jones. (more...)

MEMPHIS Comes to St. Louis, Opening 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2012

MEMPHIS, the 2010 Tony® Award Winner for Best Musical, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre on May 1 for a limited engagement. (more...)

Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico Set to Lead PASSION at Classic Stage Company in 2013
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2012

Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Executive Director Greg Reiner announced today that acclaimed/awarding winning actresses Judy Kuhn and Melissa Errico will star as Fosca and Clara in the company's new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical PASSION, to be directed by John Doyle (the Tony Award-winning revivals of Sondheim's Sweeney Todd and Company). PASSION is slated to begin performances in February, 2013. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks and months, as well as full creative team. PASSION opened on Broadway in May of 1994 and received the Tony Award that year for Best Musical. (more...)

Brian d'Arcy James and Ana Gasteyer to Perform at Bay Street Theatre, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2012

Bay Street Theatre today announced an evening with Brian d'Arcy James from the new hit series "Smash" and Ana Gasteyer, from "Saturday Night Live" and "Suburgatory." The show entitled ANA GASTEYER and BRIAN d'ARCY JAMES: ONE NIGHT, TWO VOICES, THREE CHEERS, will be an evening of song. Tickets are $65-$75 or $100 which includes an after party with the stars. Tickets are available online now at www.baystreet.org or at the Box Office beginning April 18 at 631-725-9500. (more...)

University of Cincinnati Announces Mainstage 2012-2013 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2012

University of Cincinnati's College-Conservatory of Music has announced its 2012-2013 mainstage series, including selections from opera, musical theatre and drama. (more...)

Finborough Theatre Announces Cast for ALL GOOD MEN, April 29-May 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

The Finborough Theatre presents the first UK production in nearly 40 years of Trevor Griffiths' All Good Men, last seen at the Young Vic in a production by the National Theatre in 1975, and opening at the Finborough Theatre for a limited run of eight Sunday and Monday evening performances on Sunday, 29 April 2012. (more...)

Cyndi Lauper is Back on BONES!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2012

According to a report by TVLine.com, Bones executive producer Stephen Nathan has confirmed that Cyndi Lauper will return in the show's forthcoming episode as psychic Avalon Harmonia. (more...)

Arden Theatre Company Closes CYRANO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2012

Arden Theatre Company 2011/12 mainstage season continues with Edmond Rostand's Cyrano in a new version translated by Michael Hollinger, co-adapted with director Aaron Posner. (more...)

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble Presents THE BEGGAR'S OPERA, 4/27-5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2012

Medicine Show Theatre Ensemble, one of New York's longest-running experimental theatres, premieres its production of The Beggar's Opera, the original source of The Threepenny Opera in less than three weeks. The production opens Friday, April 27 and closes Saturday, May 19. Performances are scheduled for Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays and Wednesdays at 7 p.m., with an additional performance Tuesday, May 1 at 7 p.m. There are no performances on Mondays, Thursdays or any other Tuesday. (more...)

KC Rep Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, 4/20-5/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2012

Kansas City Repertory Theatre, under the artistic leadership of Eric Rosen, closes its 2011-12 season with a professional production of the popular musical Little Shop of Horrors; book and lyrics by Howard Ashman, music by Alan Menken, based on the film by Roger Corman, screenplay by Charles Griffith. Kyle Hatley directs. Little Shop of Horrors runs April 20 - May 20 at the Rep's Copaken Stage. (more...)

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