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VIDEO: Extended Clip! Audra McDonald Performs 'God Bless The Child' in 'LADY DAY' on HBOVIDEO: Extended Clip! Audra McDonald Performs 'God Bless The Child' in 'LADY DAY' on HBO
by TV News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Audra McDonaldSix-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald brings her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday in the Broadway smash LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL to HBO on Saturday, March 12 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, the special features McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon, which won the actress her sixth Tony Award. Below, watch her in an extended clip singing 'God Bless The Child' in Holiday's signature style! (more...)

Norm Lewis to Bring MUSIC OF THE NIGHT to the NJSO POPS This SpringNorm Lewis to Bring MUSIC OF THE NIGHT to the NJSO POPS This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway, film and television star Norm Lewis headlines NJSO POPS programs featuring music from his famous theater roles and album, April 15-17 in Red Bank, Newark and New Brunswick. Lewis -- who replaces previously announced singer Cheyenne Jackson, who was forced to withdraw for scheduling reasons -- has garnered critical and audience acclaim and made history as Broadway's first African-American Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Audra McDonald in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLPhoto Flash: First Look at Audra McDonald in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald brings her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday in the Broadway smash LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL to HBO on Saturday, March 12 (9:00-10:30 p.m. ET/PT). Filmed before a live audience at Cafe Brasil in New Orleans, the special features McDonald in her history-making, tour de force performance as the jazz icon, which won the actress her sixth Tony Award. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at McDonald in two captivating stills from the presentation below! (more...)

Park Square's 2016-17 Season to Include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE REALISTIC JONESES & MorePark Square's 2016-17 Season to Include A RAISIN IN THE SUN, THE REALISTIC JONESES & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2016

Park Square's 2016-2017 season promises to showcase Park Square at its inclusive best: (more...)

Audra McDonald to be Honored at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring LuncheonAudra McDonald to be Honored at New Dramatists' 2016 Spring Luncheon
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

NEW DRAMATISTS,Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor six-time Tony Award winning actress, Audra McDonald with their 2016 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 67th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event will be held Thursday, May 12 at the New York Marriott Marquis. (more...)

Emerson College Alters Plan To Convert Colonial Theatre Into Dining Hall; Assessing Programming OptionsEmerson College Alters Plan To Convert Colonial Theatre Into Dining Hall; Assessing Programming Options
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2016

The proposed student center and cafeteria will be built elsewhere as the school considers the theatre's future. (more...)

KC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKSKC Rep Announces Cast of THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre will continue its 2015-16 season with The Fantasticks, directed by Kansas City Repertory Theatre's Producing Director Jerry Genochio. (more...)

Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22Catalina Bar & Grill to Present Alexis Gershwin in GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Gets Her Own JEOPARDY Category; Shares Dream RoleVIDEO: Audra McDonald Gets Her Own JEOPARDY Category; Shares Dream Role
by TV News Desk - Mar 26, 2016

Audra McDonald received her very own video category on Friday night's JEOPARDY, titled 'Audra McDonald on Broadway.' The show also asked McDonald, 'Given all your successes, is there a role you still long to play? (more...)

Breaking News: Up, Up and Away! Norman, Thielen & Mahler's OCTOBER SKY Musical to Launch at The Old Globe This FallBreaking News: Up, Up and Away! Norman, Thielen & Mahler's OCTOBER SKY Musical to Launch at The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Old Globe's 2016-2017 Season will blast off with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams: the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY. (more...)

Lindsay Mendez, Julia Murney & More Will Pay Tribute to Ethel Merman as Part of Lyrics & LyricistsLindsay Mendez, Julia Murney & More Will Pay Tribute to Ethel Merman as Part of Lyrics & Lyricists
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

From Momma Rose to Annie Oakley to Reno Sweeney, nobody belted the big roles like Ethel Merman, who never had a flop in over three decades encompassing Broadway's Golden Age. George Gershwin told her never to take voice lessons, and he and fellow scribes from Berlin to Porter worshipped Merman as a muse. Tony Award-winning music director Ted Sperling pays tribute to the star and the songs she inspired in Everything's Coming Up Ethel: The Ethel Merman Songbook. (more...)

2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Date Set; Suzan-Lori Parks & James Houghton to be Honored2016 Lucille Lortel Awards Date Set; Suzan-Lori Parks & James Houghton to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

The Off-Broadway League today announced details for the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 1, 2016 at NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00pm EST.  (more...)

Frank Wildhorn, Jeremy Jordan & Rob Evan to Help 'Make-A-Wish' Come True at Tarrytown Music HallFrank Wildhorn, Jeremy Jordan & Rob Evan to Help 'Make-A-Wish' Come True at Tarrytown Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Broadway composer Frank Wildhorn (Jekyll and Hyde, The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Civil War, Bonnie and Clyde) is bringing "Frank and Friends" to the historic Tarrytown Music Hall (13 E. Main St. Tarrytown, NY) on Friday night, April 8, 2016 at 8pm. Proceeds from the show (ticket prices range from $35 to $175) will benefit Make-A-Wish Hudson Valley.  To order tickets, visit http://www.tarrytownmusichall.org.  Rob Evan (Jekyll and Hyde, Les Miserables, Disney's Tarzan) and Jeremy Jordan (Newsies, Rock of Ages, Bonnie and Clyde) are scheduled to appear with Wildhorn at the benefit. (more...)

BWW Review: Musco Center for the Arts Celebrates with a Spectacular Grand OpeningBWW Review: Musco Center for the Arts Celebrates with a Spectacular Grand Opening
by Ellen Dostal - Mar 21, 2016

It was indeed an auspicious occasion at Chapman University on Saturday night where over a thousand guests gathered for the much-anticipated official opening of the Marybelle and Sebastian P. Musco Center for the Arts. The black tie event featured a concert performance by luminaries of the opera world, including Placido Domingo, Deborah Voigt, and Milena Kitic, joined by a number of Chapman alumni, the Chapman University Singers, and Alumni Choir.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Cue the Violin- Nikki Renee Daniels Is Traveling Back to 1776!BWW Interview: Cue the Violin- Nikki Renee Daniels Is Traveling Back to 1776!
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 19, 2016

Playing the radiant Martha Jefferson will be Nikki Renne Daniels, whose extensive Broadway credits include THE BOOK OF MORMON, Porgy and Bess, ANYTHING GOES, and LES MISERABLES. Rehearsals for the production have only just begun and Nikki checked in with BroadwayWorld earlier this week to tell us all about her preparations. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre to Present WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Concert, 4/2-3Rubicon Theatre to Present WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? Concert, 4/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues in its second year with a weekend concert celebrating one of the most significant and popular American songwriting teams of all time, George and Ira Gershwin. WHO COULD ASK FOR ANYTHING MORE? will be presented for two nights only on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. (more...)

Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!Malcolm Sinclair and Chris Peluso Join SHOW BOAT - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Malcolm Sinclair (Capt. Andy Hawks) and Chris Peluso (Gaylord Ravenal) will join original Sheffield cast members Gina Beck (Magnolia Hawks), Lucy Briers (Parthy Ann Hawks), Rebecca Trehearn (Julia La Verne), Emmanuel Kojo(Joe), Sandra Marvin (Queenie), Alex Young (Ellie May Chipley) and Danny Collins (Frank Schultz) in the West End cast of Daniel Evans' five star production of Show Boat. (more...)

Broadway's Got the Golden Ticket! Jack O'Brien-Helmed CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Arrive in Spring 2017Broadway's Got the Golden Ticket! Jack O'Brien-Helmed CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Arrive in Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

Broadway's got the golden ticket! Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street Productions announced that Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will open its gates on Broadway in the spring of 2017, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and choreographed by Tony Award nominee and Emmy Award winner Joshua Bergasse. Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY has music by Grammy, Emmy and Tony Award winner Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Grammy and Tony Award winners Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman, and a book by Artistic Director of Edinburgh's Royal Lyceum theatre David Greig. Design team, Broadway theater and dates to be announced soon. (more...)

Kate Baldwin to Bring the Songs of Will Van Dyke to Sheen CenterKate Baldwin to Bring the Songs of Will Van Dyke to Sheen Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

The Sheen Center, New York's new downtown cultural venue at 18 Bleecker Street, presents beloved, rising Broadway star and Tony Award nominee Kate Baldwin (Finian's Rainbow, Songbird) in KATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS: The Girl Who Stayed - The Songs of Will Van Dyke. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena StageFull Cast Announced for Bebe Winans Musical BORN FOR THIS at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for BORN FOR THIS: THE BEBE WINANS STORY, the heartwarming true story of six-time Grammy Award-winning icon BeBe Winans' journey to fame. (more...)

Review Roundup - Audra McDonald Revives Tony Winning Performance in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILLReview Roundup - Audra McDonald Revives Tony Winning Performance in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald brought her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday in the Broadway smash LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL to HBO (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks SHUFFLE ALONG, 6 Tonys & More on COLBERTVIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks SHUFFLE ALONG, 6 Tonys & More on COLBERT
by TV News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

On Friday's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, 6-time Tony award winner Audra McDonald explained how she prepared for playing Billie Holiday in LADY DAY. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Now on SaleTickets to MOTOWN at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

 Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and the Fox Cities Performing Arts Center, are proud to announce that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are on sale now.  (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Announces THE 39 STEPS Cast, Creative TeamPittsburgh CLO Announces THE 39 STEPS Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to announce the cast and creative team of THE 39 STEPS, May 19-August 14 at the CLO Cabaret.  Mix a Hitchcock masterpiece with a juicy spy novel, add a dash of Monty Python and you have THE 39 STEPS, a fast-paced whodunit with a riotous blend of virtuoso performances by an incredible cast and wildly inventive stagecraft, including an on-stage plane crash! (more...)

BWW Review: EMBRACEABLE YOU Brings Gershwin Revival to Servant Stage CompanyBWW Review: EMBRACEABLE YOU Brings Gershwin Revival to Servant Stage Company
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 11, 2016

Director Daniel Stargel, music director Andy Roberts and a group of the area's better-known actors who sing and singers who act bring Gershwin live on stage for all generations. (more...)

Emmy Winner Mia Michaels to Direct, Choreograph NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City; Creative Team Set!Emmy Winner Mia Michaels to Direct, Choreograph NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) announced today that three-time Emmy Award-winner Mia Michaels will serve as director and choreographer of the New York Spectacular Starring The Radio City Rockettes, presented by Chase. Michaels will be joined by Drama Desk Award-winner Douglas Carter Beane as the show's writer, Alain Lortie as lighting designer, and multi-media and entertainment studio, Moment Factory, as video designer. Returning from 2015's successful inaugural production of the then called New York Spring Spectacular are set designer Patrick Fahey and costume designer Emilio Sosa, and from the Radio City Christmas Spectacular, sound designer Steve Canyon Kennedy. (more...)

Audra McDonald Reflects on 6th Tony Win for LADY DAY: 'I Still Have Work to Do'Audra McDonald Reflects on 6th Tony Win for LADY DAY: 'I Still Have Work to Do'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

Audra McDonald has a big Spring ahead of her, with Shuffle Along beginning previews this month, and LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL airing on HBO over the weekend. In a recent interview with Essence, she reflected back on her sixth Tony win for her role as Billie Holiday: (more...)

Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, John Larroquette & More Will Lead Starry Cast of Encores! 1776Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, John Larroquette & More Will Lead Starry Cast of Encores! 1776
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. 1776 will star Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull, Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, Macintyre Dixon, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner, John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.  (more...)

Roundabout Honors Audra McDonald & Chairman Tom Tuft at 50th Anniversary Gala TonightRoundabout Honors Audra McDonald & Chairman Tom Tuft at 50th Anniversary Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company hosts the 50th Anniversary Gala: 'Spring Gala 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Extraordinary Theatre' tonight, February 29, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening will be a celebration of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary and will recognize the accomplishments of six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Roundabout's Chairman of the Board Tom Tuft and present them with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

KATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS Set for The Sheen Center This SundayKATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS Set for The Sheen Center This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

KATE BALDWIN & FRIENDS, a concert series featuring Kate Baldwin, is set for this Sunday, February 28 at 7:30pm at The Sheen Center.  (more...)

Sterling K. Brown to Reprise Role in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the TaperSterling K. Brown to Reprise Role in 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' at the Taper
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2016

Center Theatre Group has announced casting for the West Coast premiere of Suzan-Lori Parks' 'Father Comes Home From the Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3)' which begins previews April 5, opens April 17 and continues through May 15, 2016, at the Mark Taper Forum. (more...)

BWW Review: SUTTON FOSTER Sparkles in Performance with the Baltimore SymphonyBWW Review: SUTTON FOSTER Sparkles in Performance with the Baltimore Symphony
by Charles Shubow - Feb 23, 2016

Principal Baltimore Symphony Pops Conductor Jack Everly presents top notch entertainment. (more...)

Roundabout to Honor Audra McDonald & Chairman Tom Tuft at 50th Anniversary GalaRoundabout to Honor Audra McDonald & Chairman Tom Tuft at 50th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company will host the 50th Anniversary Gala: "Spring Gala 2016: Celebrating 50 Years of Extraordinary Theatre" on Monday, February 29, 2016 in the Grand Ballroom of the Waldorf Astoria (301 Park Avenue, NYC). The evening will be a celebration of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary and will recognize the accomplishments of six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald and Roundabout's Chairman of the Board Tom Tuft and present them with The Jason Robards Award for Excellence in Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks SHUFFLE ALONG; Sings Yahoo Answers on 'Tonight'VIDEO: Audra McDonald Talks SHUFFLE ALONG; Sings Yahoo Answers on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, Jimmy has Tony Award-winning Audra McDonald sing replies to real Yahoo! Answers to questions like, 'Should I tell my parents I'm adopted?' (more...)

Will Audra McDonald Sing More Yahoo Answers on Tonight's JIMMY FALLON?Will Audra McDonald Sing More Yahoo Answers on Tonight's JIMMY FALLON?
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

NBC has announced that six-time Tony Award winner Audra Mcdonald will stop by tonight's TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, along with fellow guests Hugh Jackman and Taron Egerton. (more...)

HBO to Debut Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 3/12HBO to Debut Audra McDonald in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, 3/12
by TV News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald brings her acclaimed portrayal of Billie Holiday in the Broadway smash “Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill” to HBO, with the exclusive presentation scheduled to debut SATURDAY, MARCH 12  (more...)

BAFTA & Golden Globe Nominee Cathy Tyson to Lead Red SNAPPER at Belgrade TheatreBAFTA & Golden Globe Nominee Cathy Tyson to Lead Red SNAPPER at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

?The Belgrade Theatre Coventry is thrilled to present the U.K premiere of Liz Mytton's Red Snapper from Sat 5 - Sat 19 Mar starring BAFTA and Golden Globe nominated actress Cathy Tyson. (more...)

PIPPIN Heads to Amsterdam! Kyle Dean Massey to Star, March 9PIPPIN Heads to Amsterdam! Kyle Dean Massey to Star, March 9
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2016

Four-Time Tony Award Winner PIPPIN is heading to Europe with Broadway star Kyle Dean Massey to join in Amsterdam. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Audra McDonald in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILLSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Audra McDonald in HBO's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Stage Tube - Feb 21, 2016

HBO has just released a promo video for LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL, starring Audra McDonald as Billie Holiday, the role that won the acclaimed actress her record-breaking sixth Tony in 2014. LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR & GRILL premieres Saturday, March 12 at 9 PM, only on HBO. Watch the sneak peek here! (more...)

Audra McDonald Offers 11 Pieces of Advice for Performers in Talk with Shanice WilliamsAudra McDonald Offers 11 Pieces of Advice for Performers in Talk with Shanice Williams
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

Six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald sat down with Shanice Williams (THE WIZ LIVE ON NBC!) in an Artist to Artist talk at the David Rubenstein Atrium, offering 11 pieces of advice for performers. McDonald's advice ranges from the inspirational ('Be uniquely you') to the practical ('Read the script!).  (more...)

Tony Award Winning Production of PIPPIN Will Play in Amsterdam and Star Kyle Dean Massey This SpringTony Award Winning Production of PIPPIN Will Play in Amsterdam and Star Kyle Dean Massey This Spring
by Louisa Brady - Feb 21, 2016

After a successful run on Broadway as well as a national tour through the country, the high-flying, tony awards-winning hit musical PIPPIN is heading to Europe. Hailed by audiences and critics alike this 'eye-popping, jaw-dropping extravaganza' opens in Amsterdam, The Netherlands on March 9 for a 5-weeks run through April 10. The European premiere is on March 10. (more...)

Theater Works Announces 2016-2017 Masterworks SeasonTheater Works Announces 2016-2017 Masterworks Season
by Louisa Brady - Feb 20, 2016

Theater Works 2016-17 Masterworks Season sees the return of master entertainers, lauded composers, Tony Award ® Winners and two premieres. The 31st MasterWorks season opens with the comedy Noises Off, and is followed by the World premiere of the newest work by the team that brought the works of Cole Porter, A Gershwin Revue celebrates the works of the acclaimed composer George Gershwin. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Seth MacFarlane, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin and More Slated for Boston Pops' 2016 SeasonSutton Foster, Seth MacFarlane, Marin Mazzie, Mandy Patinkin and More Slated for Boston Pops' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

We have a feeling Broadway fans are going to love the 2016 Boston Pops season, running May 6-June 18, under the direction of conductor Keith Lockhart. Featuring classic Boston Pops programming, including film scores of the silver screen, ballads from Broadway and the great American Songbook, classic rock anthems, and a Gospel Night spectacular, along with an impressive lineup of Boston Pops debuts, new programs that spotlight the best of the worlds of dance and puppetry, and the return of last year's audience favorite -- Pops On Demand: You Choose the Tunes -- the lineup features a slew of Broadway talent, including Sutton Foster, Mandy Patinkin, and Marin Mazzie & Jason Danieley. (more...)

Robert Petkoff & Linda Mugleston to Lead Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD in Denver; Full Cast, Creative Team Set!Robert Petkoff & Linda Mugleston to Lead Gypsy-Punk SWEENEY TODD in Denver; Full Cast, Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce full casting and creative team for the Theatre Company's upcoming production of Sweeney Todd, featuring new orchestrations from Denver's own Grammy-nominated gypsy-punk band, DeVotchKa. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at GalaAmas Musical Theatre to Honor Tony Winner Priscilla Lopez at Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 47th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 28th, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is Tony Award winning actress, singer and dancer Donna McKechnie. (more...)

Second Show Added to Hollywood Bowl's LITTLE MERMAID LIVE Due to Popular DemandSecond Show Added to Hollywood Bowl's LITTLE MERMAID LIVE Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

BWW has learned that fans of Disney's animated classic, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, will now have another chance to see 'DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IN CONCERT' at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, June 3 rd. (more...)

Spoleto Festival USA Unveils Official 2016 Poster by Jonathan GreenSpoleto Festival USA Unveils Official 2016 Poster by Jonathan Green
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

A vibrant image celebrating Gullah culture by Charleston-based artist Jonathan Green was unveiled today by General Director Nigel Redden as the official 2016 Spoleto Festival USA poster. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway Divas and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bring Girl Power to the StrathmoreBWW Review: Broadway Divas and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Bring Girl Power to the Strathmore
by Vanessa Michaud - Apr 4, 2016

Talented vocalists Christina Bianco, N'Kenge, Kristen Plumley, and Mandy Gonzalez, in conjunction with Jack Everly and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra, headlined the concert of classic songs from the Great White Way to honor some of the most beloved Broadway divas and musicals of our time at the Music Center at Strathmore. (more...)

Suzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 SeasonSuzan-Lori Parks Named Residency One Playwright for Signature's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Signature Theatre has announced that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan-Lori Parks will be the Residency One Playwright for the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Shira Ginsburg's BUBBY'S KITCHEN Coming to NYCShira Ginsburg's BUBBY'S KITCHEN Coming to NYC
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2016

Mixing three cups of wisdom for every two cups of matzo meal, singer/songwriter/cantor Shira Ginsburg proudly presents her one-woman musical Bubby's Kitchen. This touching and tuneful production is directed by Schele Williams, with musical direction by Rick Bertone featuring music by Jonathan Comisar and lyrics by Shira Ginsburg and Jonathan Comisar. Bubby's Kitchen will play a three performance only on April 28 - 30,   at 7:30pm at the Manhattan JCC (334 Amsterdam Ave). Tickets are $22 and can be purchased by visiting bubbyskitchen.com. (more...)

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