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I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT Comes To American Heartland Theatre 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

Opening the 2009-2010 Season at American Heartland Theatre is the wonderfully funny and spooky production I'll Be Back Before Midnight. Somewhere between Agatha Christie and a Hitchcock thriller, this show has audiences laughing out loud one moment and gasping in horror the next. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell To Host Broadway Inspirational Voices 'A Closer Look' 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has announced several upcoming concert dates. (more...)

SCOOTER THOMAS MAKES IT TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD Runs 9/24-10/10 at Stage Left Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2009

Team Venture Productions team up with Chicago actors Danny Bernardo and Jacob A. Ware and director Lavina Jadhwani to present Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World, by Peter Parnell. (more...)

BWW TV: Backstage At The 2009 Daytime Emmy Gift Lounge
by Movies News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

The show was telecast on the CW Television Network last night Sunday, August 30th, 2009 from the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

NYU's Program In Vocal Performance To Present KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN 10/1-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

New York University's Program in Vocal Performance will produce Kiss of the Spider Woman Oct. 1 through Oct. 5, 2009 at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 West 4th Street. Based on the Manuel Puig novel 'El Beso de la Mujer Araña', the show features a score by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Terrence McNally. (more...)

'EMPIRE' Musical To Hold Private Industry Reading
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

The award-winning new musical Empire, by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, will hold an industry reading next week in New York City. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents GUYS AND DOLLS 10/16-25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2009

The guys are gambling, the dolls are dancing, and the audience will come up a winner when Cabrillo Music Theatre launches its 2009-2010 season with Guys and Dolls. Returning is Director Nick DeGruccio, whose previous Cabrillo production of Jekyll & Hyde led to three Ovation Awards, including Best Director. Returning with DeGruccio is Choreographer Roger Castellano, Ovation-nominated for Jekyll. Musical Direction is by Darryl Archibald, and the production will be overseen by Artistic Director Lewis Wilkenfeld. Cabrillo?s production of Guys and Dolls, created exclusively for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, will open on Friday, October 16th, 2009 and run through Sunday, October 25th, for Cabrillo Music Theatre in the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Several Upcoming Concerts Announced For Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2009

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has announced several upcoming concert dates. (more...)

Cindy Marchionda Returns To The Beechman Theater 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2009

Following the great success of her spring engagement, dynamic singer Cindy Marchionda returns by very popular demand to The Laurie Beechman Theater for a series of Saturdays continuing on Sept. 5th, October 17th and Nov. 21st with her sensational show, 'live at the beechman!' (more...)

The Van Wezel Announces 2009-2010 Season Of 'Fierce' Shows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2009

The Van Wezel's 2009-2010 40th Anniversary Season is going to be fierce! It features a lineup of the hottest stars, performers and acts for everyone. (more...)

International City Theatre Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, Opens 10/16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

International City Theatre's 2009 Season finale is a show-stopping collection of transformational stories by one of musical theater's brightest composers. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label Launches With Cumming's 'BLUE CAR' On 9/22, Olivo, Rivera Releases To Follow
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

Michael Croiter, musician and owner of the recording production facility Yellow Sound Lab, and Tony Award®-winning Orchestrator Bill Sherman (In the Heights) have partnered to launch YELLOW SOUND LABEL, a brand new record label that will produce an eclectic array of albums from some of today's biggest talents from Broadway and beyond. Yellow Sound Label recently signed a distribution deal with Alternative Distribution Alliance (A.D.A. Distribution), part of Warner Bros. Music, and is set to premiere on September 22 with the release of Tony Award® winner Alan Cumming's new album, I Bought a Blue Car Today. (more...)

Portland Center Stage Announces RAGTIME, Previews 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

Portland Center Stage invites Portland to return to the turn of a different century for Ragtime, the Tony-Award winning musical about the anarchist crusaders, death-defying magicians, race apologists and renegade musicians who fomented revolutions in the drawing rooms and fought injustice in the streets of an America that laid the groundwork for the America we live in today. (more...)

LION KING To Be Celebrated At National Museum of American History
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2009

Disney Theatrical Productions will donate objects from the Tony and Olivier Award-winning musical, THE LION KING, to the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History in a special donation ceremony on Thursday, 9/24. (more...)

SCOOTER THOMAS MAKES IT TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD Runs 9/24-10/10 at Stage Left Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

Team Venture Productions team up with Chicago actors Danny Bernardo and Jacob A. Ware and director Lavina Jadhwani to present Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World, by Peter Parnell. (more...)

THE BROADWAY LOCAL - Will Chase Sponsored by WORLD MasterCard
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

From the soaring melodies of classic revivals to the hottest dramas playing today - there is no experience like 'Broadway.' And part of what makes Broadway so exciting is that it's located right smack dab in the middle of New York City! With 'THE BROADWAY LOCAL', World MasterCard celebrates the creative theatre professionals who bring their talents to the city's Broadway stages and call the Big Apple home. (more...)

McNally's LIPS TOGETHER, TEETH APART Plays 4th Wall Theatre, Opens 9/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2009

Before Terrence McNally's work lands back in New York with the revival of Ragtime this fall, his words can be heard just across the Hudson in his critically-acclaimed play, Lips Together, Teeth Apart presented by 4th Wall Theatre in Bloomfield, NJ. (more...)

BWW TV: Harold Prince In Conversation: Vegas, Trends and the Joy of the 'Dangerous Actor'
by Eddie Varley - Sep 20, 2009

Phantom - The Las Vegas Spectacular is hosting the first annual Phantom Fans Week through Sunday, September 20th. This unprecedented gathering of all things Phantom will give fans from around the globe insider access to the show like never before. The culmination of Phantom Fans Week on Saturday will be a keynote address from Tony Award-winning director of PHANTOM, Hal Prince. Prince will talk about his life in theatre, his work with Andrew Lloyd Webber and his reasons for revisiting his classic PHANTOM 20 years later and adapting it for Las Vegas. (more...)

THE BEECHMAN FOLLIES One Night Concert With Anderson, Fraser, Robbins, Whitton & More Held 9/19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2009

The Laurie Beechman Theatre is excited to announce THE BEECHMAN FOLLIES, a thrilling one night only concert featuring some of the outstanding talents who have graced the stage of our midtown venue over the past three years. Among the cast are some of Broadway's brightest lights, as well as cabaret's most dynamic performers. The concert will benefit The Beechman's acclaimed Voices from the Great White Way series, which features one night only concerts from some of our favorite Broadway vocalists. (more...)

BWW TV: Harold Prince In Conversation: On 'Paradise', Producing and 'Pocket-Sized' Revivals
by Eddie Varley - Sep 19, 2009

Having directed and produced over 50 Broadway productions, Hal Prince has left an indelible mark in the New York theatre history books. He set foot on the scene directing his first musical in 1955, the Tony Award-winning The Pajama Game. In the coming decades, Prince would collaborate with some of Broadway's legends, including Stephen Sondheim, John Kander and Fred Ebb and Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

BWW TV SPECIAL FEATURE: Harold Prince In Conversation: Part One - PHANTOM
by Eddie Varley - Sep 18, 2009

In celebration of this historic event, BroadwayWorld.com was afforded the special opportunity to sit down and chat with one of America's true theatrical legends. Our conversation with the stage icon covered not only The Phantom Of The Opera, but also touched upon the current state of the theatre business and exciting news of his next directing effort, the upcoming production of the new musical, Paradise Found. (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

NYU Hosts 'Industry Night' for KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN 10/5 at Loewe Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2009

New York University's Program in Vocal Performance will produce Kiss of the Spider Woman Oct. 1 through Oct. 5, 2009 at the Frederick Loewe Theatre at 35 West 4th Street. Based on the Manuel Puig novel El Beso de la Mujer Araña, the show features a score by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and book by Terrence McNally. (more...)

Gisela Cardenas, Lear deBessonet, And Michael Goldfried Among TCG's 2009 Recipients Of The NEA/TCG Career Development Program For Directors
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2009

Twelve early-career directors and designers have been selected for the 2009 NEA/TCG Career Development Programs for Theatre Directors and Designers. The recipients were chosen by an independent, national selection panel composed of theatre professionals. These programs are administered by TCG, in association with the National Endowment for the Arts, with major support from The Ford Foundation. (more...)

SCOOTER THOMAS MAKES IT TO THE TOP OF THE WORLD Runs 9/24-10/10 at Stage Left Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

Team Venture Productions team up with Chicago actors Danny Bernardo and Jacob A. Ware and director Lavina Jadhwani to present Scooter Thomas Makes it to the Top of the World, by Peter Parnell. (more...)

Alan Muraoka Directs All Asian-American Cast In LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! At Cherry Lane 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2009

The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) will present a one-night-only all Asian-American performance of Terrence McNally's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, directed by Alan Muraoka, on Monday, September 14 with a 6:00pm cocktail reception and a 7:00pm performance at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) to benefit NAATCO. (more...)

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT Comes To American Heartland Theatre 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

Opening the 2009-2010 Season at American Heartland Theatre is the wonderfully funny and spooky production I'll Be Back Before Midnight. Somewhere between Agatha Christie and a Hitchcock thriller, this show has audiences laughing out loud one moment and gasping in horror the next. (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT Comes To American Heartland Theatre 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2009

Opening the 2009-2010 Season at American Heartland Theatre is the wonderfully funny and spooky production I'll Be Back Before Midnight. Somewhere between Agatha Christie and a Hitchcock thriller, this show has audiences laughing out loud one moment and gasping in horror the next. (more...)

Chita Rivera's New CD 'AND NOW I SWING' Set For 10/13 Release
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

The incomparable Chita Rivera releases a new solo studio album entitled And Now I Swing on October 13, 2009 from the newly-launched Yellow Sound Label. From classic theater songs to jazz standards, all tracks featured on this new album have received new arrangements recorded by New York's finest musicians, reimagining some of Chita's favorite tunes. (more...)

Blickenstaff, Lewis, Murney & More Star In Signature's FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Celebration 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2009

The 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award winning-Signature Theatre presents the world premiere theater event First You Dream': The Music of Kander & Ebb, September 10 through 27, 2009. A tribute to Broadway's most celebrated songwriting partnership - from Cabaret to Chicago to Curtains - Signature pulls out the stops with Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Matthew Scott, and Eleasha Gamble and a 19-piece orchestra, plus staging and set design by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and choreography by Karma Camp. (more...)

LIFE COULD BE A DREAM Extends Through 10/25 At The Hudson Mainstage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2009

David Elzer, Peter Schneider and Crooning Crabcakes, LLC are thrilled to announce that the critically-acclaimed (LA Times CRITICS' CHOICE, Backstage CRITIC'S PICK, LA WEEKLY GO!) smash-hit world premiere production of LIFE COULD BE A DREAM, written and directed by Roger Bean (The Marvelous Wonderettes) with choreography by Lee Martino (Reprise On Your Toes, On The Town) and musical direction by Michael Paternostro (Kiss of the Spider Woman, Thrill Me) is EXTENDING through Sunday, October 25 at the Hudson Mainstage Theatre, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Vanessa Williams Opens The Daytime Emmy Awards Telecast
by Movies News Desk - Aug 31, 2009

'Ugly Betty' star and Broadway favorite Vanessa Williams hosted the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards. The show was telecast on the CW Television Network last night Sunday, August 30th, 2009 from the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

Cindy Marchionda Returns To The Beechman Theater 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2009

Following the great success of her spring engagement, dynamic singer Cindy Marchionda returns by very popular demand to The Laurie Beechman Theater for a series of Saturdays continuing on Sept. 5th, October 17th and Nov. 21st with her sensational show, 'live at the beechman!' (more...)

Host Vanessa Williams To Show Off Singing And Dancing Skills On Daytime Emmy Awards Telecast Tonight 8/30
by Movies News Desk - Aug 30, 2009

'Ugly Betty' star and Broadway favorite Vanessa Williams will host the 36th Annual Daytime Entertainment Emmy Awards telecast tonight. The show will be telecast on the CW Television Network tonight Sunday, August 30th, 2009 from the historic Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles, CA. (more...)

TWO ON THE AISLE, THREE IN A VAN Comes To NY Int'l Fringe Festival 8/16-8/29
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2009

Tiger Theatricals,(Jacques Brel is Alive and Well...Jay Johnson:The Two and Only, Carousel London) presents Two on the Aisle, Three in a Van written and directed by Mary Lynn Dobson at the 2009 New York International Fringe Festival. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Brian Stokes Mitchell Performs At The Kennedy Celebration of Life Service
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 29, 2009

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell sang at the private memorial celebration for Senator Edward M. Kennedy yesterday, August 28th. Mitchell performed 'The Impossible Dream' from MAN OF LA MANCHA. (more...)

Tony Winner Mitchell Will Perform At Private Memorial For Senator Kennedy
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2009

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will sing at a private memorial celebration for Senator Edward M. Kennedy today, August 28th. Mitchell will perform 'The Impossible Dream' from MAN OF LA MANCHA. (more...)

Portland Center Stage Announces RAGTIME, Previews 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2009

Portland Center Stage invites Portland to return to the turn of a different century for Ragtime, the Tony-Award winning musical about the anarchist crusaders, death-defying magicians, race apologists and renegade musicians who fomented revolutions in the drawing rooms and fought injustice in the streets of an America that laid the groundwork for the America we live in today. (more...)

I'LL BE BACK BEFORE MIDNIGHT Comes To American Heartland Theatre 9/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2009

Opening the 2009-2010 Season at American Heartland Theatre is the wonderfully funny and spooky production I'll Be Back Before Midnight. Somewhere between Agatha Christie and a Hitchcock thriller, this show has audiences laughing out loud one moment and gasping in horror the next. (more...)

Blickenstaff, Lewis, Murney & More Star In Signature's FIRST YOU DREAM Kander & Ebb Celebration 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2009

The 2009 Regional Theatre Tony Award winning-Signature Theatre presents the world premiere theater event First You Dream': The Music of Kander & Ebb, September 10 through 27, 2009. A tribute to Broadway's most celebrated songwriting partnership - from Cabaret to Chicago to Curtains - Signature pulls out the stops with Broadway's Heidi Blickenstaff, James Clow, Norm Lewis, Julia Murney, Matthew Scott, and Eleasha Gamble and a 19-piece orchestra, plus staging and set design by Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer and choreography by Karma Camp. (more...)

Plummer, Carver, Maraden & More Come To Stratford Shakespeare Festival In 2010 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2009

Christopher Plummer will return to the Stratford Shakespeare Festival next year to play Prospero in The Tempest, one of four Shakespeare plays scheduled for the 2010 season. (more...)

Alan Muraoka Directs All Asian-American Cast In LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION! At Cherry Lane 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2009

The National Asian American Theatre Company (NAATCO) will present a one-night-only all Asian-American performance of Terrence McNally's LOVE! VALOUR! COMPASSION!, directed by Alan Muraoka, on Monday, September 14 with a 6:00pm cocktail reception and a 7:00pm performance at the Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce Street) to benefit NAATCO. (more...)

The COUSINS GRIMM Premieres At Chicago's Bailiwick Repertory Theatre 7/10-8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2009

Bailiwick Repertory Theatre's Artistic Director David Zak recently announced that a delightful new musical of GLTB fairy tales, The Cousins Grimm, will be featured in Bailiwick's 2009 Pride Series, playing July 10 to August 23 at Hoover-Leppen Theater at Center on Halsted, 3656 North Halsted, Chicago, Illinois. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night Of CABARET at Drury Lane Oakbrook
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

The international smash hit musical CABARET, directed and choreographed by Jeff Award winner Jim Corti, who also understudied Joel Grey on the National Tour of the Broadway revival, previews August 13, opens August 19 and runs through October 11 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Several Upcoming Concerts Announced For Tony Award Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2009

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell has announced several upcoming concert dates. (more...)

Foster, Brescia, Gertner And Wetherhead To Star In Roundabout's ORDINARY DAYS, Runs 10/2-12/13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is pleased to announce the full cast for Ordinary Days, a new musical with Music & Lyrics by Adam Gwon, directed by Marc Bruni. Ordinary Days will feature Lisa Brescia as 'Claire,' Hunter Foster as 'Jason,' Jared Gertner as 'Warren' and Kate Wetherhead as 'Deb.' This production marks the first musical presented in the Black Box Theatre. (more...)

Groener, McGrath, Scalera & More Star In Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER At SCR 9/11-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

South Coast Repertory kicks off the 2009-10 Season with Putting It Together, a compilation of Stephen Sondheim songs, that the composer put together like pieces of a jigsaw puzzle, creating a narrative set at a cocktail party in an elegant Manhattan condo. The non-traditional musical, led by Broadway and television star Harry Groener, has a cast of five (a glamorous but slightly jaded couple, a starry-eyed younger couple and a savvy observer) who sing more than 30 songs that reflect their lives, lifestyles and moods of the moment. Some of the songs will be familiar, some less so, a few were even cut from their original musical scores, but they are all sophisticated, smart and drop-dead droll. All, in other words, Sondheim. (more...)

CABARET At The Drury Lane Oakbrook Terrace Opens August 19
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2009

The international smash hit musical CABARET, directed and choreographed by Jeff Award winner Jim Corti, who also understudied Joel Grey on the National Tour of the Broadway revival, previews August 13, opens August 19 and runs through October 11 at Drury Lane Oakbrook, 100 Drury Lane, Oakbrook Terrace. (more...)

Yellow Sound Label Launches With Cumming's 'BLUE CAR' On 9/22, Olivo, Rivera Releases To Follow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2009

Michael Croiter, musician and owner of the recording production facility Yellow Sound Lab, and Tony Award®-winning Orchestrator Bill Sherman (In the Heights) have partnered to launch YELLOW SOUND LABEL, a brand new record label that will produce an eclectic array of albums from some of today's biggest talents from Broadway and beyond. Yellow Sound Label recently signed a distribution deal with Alternative Distribution Alliance (A.D.A. Distribution), part of Warner Bros. Music, and is set to premiere on September 22 with the release of Tony Award® winner Alan Cumming's new album, I Bought a Blue Car Today. (more...)

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