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Powerhouse Lineup Announced for 'Star Chats: Broadway Leading Ladies'
by Romi Oliverio - Sep 30, 2009

Back2Broadway's'Star Chats: Broadway Leading Ladies' has announced a powerhouse lineup for its upcoming conversation event being held at the Times Centre on September 30. (more...)

Two Industry Readings Held Of STRANGER TO THE MUSE 10/4, 10/5 At MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2009

Stranger to the Muse, a new musical with music by Adam David Cohen and book and lyrics by Patrick Gallagher, will receive two industry readings on Sunday, 10/4 and Monday, 10/5 at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios. (more...)

Photo Flash: THE HAPPY EMBALMER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2009

THE HAPPY EMBALMER -- a World-Premiere new musical with book, music and lyrics by Mark Noonan and Nick Oddy, directed and choreographed by Kelly Devine -- is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival, starting October 6, 2009 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, btw 9th and 10th Avenues) in New York City. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAIR's Gavin Creel Tells '7 Things' to NEWSWEEK
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 9, 2009

HAIR star Gavin Creel tells '7 Things You Didn't Know About...Him' to NEWSWEEK, and you can watch the fun and very candid video right here on STAGE TUBE! (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 2009 NEW YEAR'S EVE REVIEW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2009

The 2009 Season marked The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre's 15th Anniversary Season. For the year, WOB brought many area premieres to the stage including a regional theatre premiere production of the musical comedy The Wedding Singer and Mel Brooks' The Producers. Capping off the year, WOB has added a New Year's Eve special event to the calendar to celebrate the end of 2009 and arrival of 2010. (more...)

Kevin Earley Stars in SEEING STARS at NYMF Oct 7 - 17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Seeing Stars the Musical Inc. present the original musical SEEING STARS, Music by Don Breithaupt, Lyrics by Jeff Breithaupt, Book by Shelley McPherson and directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

THE FANTASTICKS to Kick Off Long Wharf's 2009-10 Season Oct 7 - Nov 1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Ray Cullom, will present the beloved musical The Fantasticks, directed by Amanda Dehnert, from October 7 through November 1, 2009, on the Mainstage. (more...)

SEEING STARS To Make NYMF Premiere, Opens 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Seeing Stars the Musical Inc. present the original musical SEEING STARS, Music by Don Breithaupt, Lyrics by Jeff Breithaupt, Book by Shelley McPherson and directed by Jenn Thompson in the 2009 NYMF. (more...)

SEEING STARS To Make NYMF Premiere, Opens 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Seeing Stars the Musical Inc. present the original musical SEEING STARS, Music by Don Breithaupt, Lyrics by Jeff Breithaupt, Book by Shelley McPherson and directed by Jenn Thompson in the 2009 NYMF. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Sweeps into The Fabulous Fox Theatre, St Louis, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE, a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will arrive on November 24 at the Fox Theatre in St. Louis, Missouri. Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing ‘Laura' in the hugely successful NBC television series 'Little House on the Prairie' during the 1970's, now continues her legacy ‘on the prairie' by taking on the role of Ma. LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE will also star Steve Blanchard as Pa and Kara Lindsay as Laura. Tickets for the St. Louis engagement of LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE are on sale now. Tickets may be purchased by calling 314-534-1111, online at www.metrotix.com, or by visiting the Fox Theatre box office. (more...)

DeMattis, Grove, Parry Cast In Long Wharf Theatre's THE FANTASTICKS, Runs 10/7-11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2009

Long Wharf Theatre announces the cast of its upcoming production of The Fantasticks, book and lyrics by Tom Jones, music by Harvey Schmidt, directed by Amanda Dehnert. The play will run from October 7-November 1 on Mainstage. (more...)

Daniel Reichard & Tituss Burgess Star in THE HAPPY EMBALMER As Part of 2009 NYMF, Opens 10/6 At Acorn Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2009

THE HAPPY EMBALMER -- a World-Premiere new musical with book, music and lyrics by Mark Noonan and Nick Oddy, directed and choreographed by Kelly Devine -- is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival, starting October 6, 2009 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, btw 9th and 10th Avenues) in New York City. (more...)

THE HAPPY EMBALMER With Daniel Reichard & Tituss Burgess Plays As Part of 2009 NYMF, Opens 10/6 At Acorn Theater
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2009

THE HAPPY EMBALMER -- a World-Premiere new musical with book, music and lyrics by Mark Noonan and Nick Oddy, directed and choreographed by Kelly Devine -- is presented by The New York Musical Theatre Festival, starting October 6, 2009 at Theatre Row's Acorn Theatre (410 West 42nd Street, btw 9th and 10th Avenues) in New York City. (more...)

LITTLE HOUSE ON THE PRAIRIE Premieres at Ordway, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2009

'Little House on the Prairie,' a new musical based on the beloved Laura Ingalls Wilder series of classic American books, will arrive on October 13, 2009 at Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, Minn. Melissa Gilbert, who rose to fame as a child playing 'Laura' in the hugely successful NBC television series 'Little House on the Prairie' during the 1970's, now continues her legacy 'on the prairie' by taking on the role of Ma. 'Little House on the Prairie' will also star Steve Blanchard as Pa and Kara Lindsay as Laura. Tickets for the Saint Paul, Minn. engagement of 'Little House on the Prairie' are on sale now. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 6th, 2009
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 6, 2009

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Early fall round-up, Levi Kreis, 'A Hundred Dresses,' cabaret news, 'Attack of the Theater People,' celebrity sightings, more..... (more...)

GREASE National Tour Welcomes Lauren Ashley Zakrin as 'Sandy,' 10/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2009

The producers of the Tony Award nominated new Broadway production of GREASE announced that Lauren Ashley Zakrin will assume the role of 'Sandy' in the national tour of the show, as of October 23, 2009, at the Dodge Theatre in Phoenix, AZ. (more...)

Two Industry Readings Held Of STRANGER TO THE MUSE 10/4, 10/5 At MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

Stranger to the Muse, a new musical with music by Adam David Cohen and book and lyrics by Patrick Gallagher, will receive two industry readings on Sunday, 10/4 and Monday, 10/5 at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios. (more...)

The New York Musical Theatre Festival Announces More Extensions: R.R.R.E.D: A Secret Musical and Gay Bride of Frankenstein
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

Due to popular demand, the following shows have added additional performances this week: R.R.R.E.D: A Secret Musical - Thursday, Oct. 8 at 11pm Gay Bride of Frankenstein - Saturday, Oct. 10 at 11pm (more...)

The Duplex Presents SMOKIN' 10/5, Stars Massey, Marinaci, Lutz, Rein, Bleyer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

Tarzan and Little House On The Prairie's Kevin Massey and Hairspray's Lori Marinaci join Matt Lutz, Sierra Rein, and Mick Bleyer in this special evening of songs by Jay Alan Zimmerman. (more...)

Theatre at the Center Presents THE CHRISTMAS SCHOONER 11/12-12/20
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

The Christmas Schooner brings holiday cheer to Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, Indiana, from November 12 through December 20. (more...)

Two Industry Readings Held Of STRANGER TO THE MUSE 10/4, 10/5 At MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

Stranger to the Muse, a new musical with music by Adam David Cohen and book and lyrics by Patrick Gallagher, will receive two industry readings on Sunday, 10/4 and Monday, 10/5 at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios. (more...)

Harris, Ashmanskas, Poe & More Join Garber in Roundabout's PRESENT LAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) is proud to announce the full company for the new Broadway production of Noël Coward's comedy Present Laughter, starring Victor Garber as 'Garry Essendine', directed by Nicholas Martin. (more...)

John Caird Directs Rubicon Theatre Co's DADDY LONG LEGS, Opens 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

Rubicon Theatre Company opens the 2009-2010 Season with the World Premiere of a musical from John Caird, the Tony and Olivier Award-Winning director of Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby, and the creators of Jane Eyre. (more...)

SEEING STARS To Make NYMF Premiere, Opens 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) and Seeing Stars the Musical Inc. present the original musical SEEING STARS, Music by Don Breithaupt, Lyrics by Jeff Breithaupt, Book by Shelley McPherson and directed by Jenn Thompson in the 2009 NYMF. (more...)

The Duplex Presents SMOKIN' 10/5, Stars Massey, Marinaci, Lutz, Rein, Bleyer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2009

Tarzan and Little House On The Prairie's Kevin Massey and Hairspray's Lori Marinaci join Matt Lutz, Sierra Rein, and Mick Bleyer in this special evening of songs by Jay Alan Zimmerman. (more...)

Gavin Creel with Robbie Roth and Friends Hits Ars Nova 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2009

Gavin Creel and Robbie Roth will return to the stage where they first performed together in 2004, with an evening of songs from Creel's forthcoming sophomore record, Quiet, as well as old favorites sure to delight Ars Nova fans. (more...)

The Duplex Presents SMOKIN' 10/5, Stars Massey, Marinaci, Lutz, Rein, Bleyer
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2009

Tarzan and Little House On The Prairie's Kevin Massey and Hairspray's Lori Marinaci join Matt Lutz, Sierra Rein, and Mick Bleyer in this special evening of songs by Jay Alan Zimmerman. (more...)

Two Industry Readings Held Of STRANGER TO THE MUSE 10/4, 10/5 At MTC Studios
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2009

Stranger to the Muse, a new musical with music by Adam David Cohen and book and lyrics by Patrick Gallagher, will receive two industry readings on Sunday, 10/4 and Monday, 10/5 at Manhattan Theatre Club Studios. (more...)

NAMT Announces Additional Casting for 21st annual Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2009

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) and Executive Director Kathy Evans announced the writers for the Songwriters Showcase, which will be Co-hosted by David Zippel & Dee Hoty as well as additional casting for the eight musicals in the 21st Annual Festival of New Musicals at New World Stages (340 West 50th St) on Monday, October 19 and Tuesday, October 20, 2009. (more...)

Michael Feinstein and Cheyenne Jackson Release Their Duet CD 'The Power Of Two', CD Signing At Lincoln Center Tonight,12/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2009

MICHAEL FEINSTEIN, the five-time Grammy Award nominated, plantinum-selling singer and pianist, and CHEYENNE JACKSON - the Broadway star of Xanadu, All Shook Up and the current revival of Finian's Rainbow - have announced the release of their first CD together, The Power of Two. Based on the sold-out engagement at Michael's New York nightclub, Feinstein's at Loews Regency the disc features pop songs, classic standards and numbers from Broadway shows like Kiss Me Kate, City Of Angels and The King and I. (more...)

Gavin Creel Talks Equality to Courant.com
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2009

HAIR star Gavin Creel talks to 'Behind The Curtain' on Courant.com about the power and the message of the recent National Equality March. (more...)

Bay Area Cabaret Opens Season 11/8 with Jane Monheit, Features Foster, Ebersole and McBroom
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2009

What good is sitting along in your room when Bay Area Cabaret (www.bayareacabaret.org) beckons with its sixth season of seasoned Broadway, pop and jazz vocalists? (more...)

Kate Dawson Presents THE A*SHOLE IN MY HEAD At The Triad 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2009

Kate Dawson presents the second encore return of her wildly successful show The Asshole In My Head, her hysterical one-woman show told through stories and song. (more...)

San Diego Rep Presents THE SEAFARER, 11/20 - 12/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2009

SAN DIEGO REPERTORY THEATRE will presents THE SEAFARER, the comic-drama that has become a holiday hit on American stages across the country since its Broadway debut in 2007. Directed by DELICIA TURNER SONNENBERG, this rousing drama recounts the story of four lifelong friends who get together on Christmas Eve and end up making a bet with the devil in disguise. Performances begin in previews on Saturday, November 14, 2009, with an Opening Night performance on Friday, November 20 at 8pm and continue through December 13, 2009 at The Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Will Star in Encores! ANYONE CAN WHISTLE at City Center, Begins April 8th
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2009

Tony-Award winner Sutton Foster will star in Stephen Sondheim's and Arthur Laurents' Anyone Can Whistle, the final Encores! production of the 2009-10 season, playing for five performances beginning April 8, 2010. Ms. Foster will play Nurse Fay Apple, the role originated by Lee Remick. (more...)

MARY POPPINS Comes To Houston, Plays The Hobby Center 10/22-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2009

Houston's most eagerly anticipated stage production will begin performances at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, October 22 for a limited engagement of 3 weeks through Sunday, November 8. The opening night is Friday, October 23 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Burgess, Blackwell and More Star in Special 3-Part THE BATTERY'S DOWN 10/15
by Movies News Desk - Oct 14, 2009

Musical web series 'The Battery's Down' will premiere a special, three-part episode on October 15th at midnight. Episode 15, 'Losing My Mind,' will debut three original songs by Michael Arden (Easter Rising), Chris Miller and Nathan Tysen (Burnt Part Boys) and B.T. Ryback. (more...)

The Gallery Players Presents TOP OF THE HEAP 10/24-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2009

The Gallery Players, three-time recipient of the New York Innovative Theatre Award for Outstanding Production of a Musical, is proud to announce casting and creative team for its fall musical: Top of the Heap. (more...)

Lewis, Espinosa, Hilty, Shindle and More Take Part in 'Broadway Wishes' Benefit, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2009

On Saturday, October 24, the Make-A-Wish Foundation of Orange County and the Inland Empire, a non-profit organization dedicated to granting the wishes of children with life-threatening medical conditions, will benefit from the proceeds raised at an unforgettable evening filled with music and performances by some of the hottest and brightest stars on Broadway. The concert will take place at the beautiful OC Pavilion Performing Arts Theater located in Santa Ana on the evening of October 24, 2009. (more...)

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

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

La Jolla Playhouse Presents Reading of THE LARAMIE PROJECT: 10 YEARS LATER with Wright, Foxworth, Sands & Winningham
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

On October 12, 2009, La Jolla Playhouse will join with theatres across the country in presenting a reading of the Tectonic Theater Project's new work: The Laramie Project: 10 Years Later, by The Laramie Project creators Moisés Kaufman, Leigh Fondakowski, Greg Pierotti, Andy Paris and Stephen Belber. This compelling and groundbreaking epilogue to the original piece will premiere on October 12, 2009 at Lincoln Center's Alice Tully Hall and at more than 100 other theaters in all 50 states, Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Hong Kong and Australia. (more...)

John Caird Directs Rubicon Theatre Co's DADDY LONG LEGS, Opens 10/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Rubicon Theatre Company opens the 2009-2010 Season with the World Premiere of a musical from John Caird, the Tony and Olivier Award-Winning director of Les Misérables and Nicholas Nickleby, and the creators of Jane Eyre. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle to Star in MARY POPPINS on Broadway Starting October 12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Broadway's perfectly magical musical MARY POPPINS is pleased to welcome the West End's original ‘Mary', Olivier Award winner LAURA MICHELLE KELLY, and Tony® Award nominee CHRISTIAN BORLE (Broadway's Legally Blonde) beginning Monday, October 12 at 7pm. Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, November 16. (more...)

New York Musical Theatre Festival Adds More Extensions: MO FAYA, ACADEMY And CROSS THAT RIVER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

The New York Musical Theatre Festival, now in its sixth year, has premiered more than 175 new musicals since 2004. The largest musical theatre event in America, NYMF has been hailed as 'the Sundance of Musical Theatre,' and is widely regarded as the key source for new material and talent discovery. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Christian Borle Lead MARY POPPINS Starting 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2009

Broadway's perfectly magical musical MARY POPPINS is pleased to welcome the West End's original ‘Mary', Olivier Award winner LAURA MICHELLE KELLY, and Tony® Award nominee CHRISTIAN BORLE (Broadway's Legally Blonde) beginning Monday, October 12 at 7pm. Produced by Thomas Schumacher of Disney Theatrical Productions and Cameron Mackintosh, MARY POPPINS will celebrate its three-year anniversary at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street) on Monday, November 16. (more...)

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

Broadway's Manu Narayan Will Lead THE CURE At NYMF 9/29-10/11
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2009

Manu Narayan (Bombay Dreams on Broadway, subUrbia at Second Stage, The Love Guru starring Mike Myers) will star in the rock and roll vampire musical The Cure, running September 29th-October 11th at the American Theatre of Actors in the upcoming 2009 New York Musical Theatre Festival. Written by Mark Weiser, The Cure will feature direction from Elizabeth Lucas (Wild About Harry, The Last Starfighter, and The View From Here at NYMF), and is produced by The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Samantha Saltzman. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company presents A CHORUS LINE, Runs 9/25-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2009

Conceived and Originally Directed and Choreographed by Michael Bennett. Book by James Kirkwood & Nicholas Dante, Music by Marvin Hamlisch, Lyrics by Edward Kleban. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Julie Andrews, WICKED Cast And More At Barnes And Noble In October
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

October is ripe with star appearances at Barnes and Noble this month, with different branches throughout the city hosting many of the industry's most notable names in discussion and performance. (more...)

Kate Dawson Presents THE A*SHOLE IN MY HEAD At The Triad 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2009

Kate Dawson presents the second encore return of her wildly successful show The Asshole In My Head, her hysterical one-woman show told through stories and song. (more...)

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