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A Broadway Musical is a musical with a book by William F. Brown, lyrics by Lee Adams, and music by Charles Strouse. The Broadway production closed after 14 previews and only one performance on December 21, 1978.



The plot about a sleazy white theatre producer's attempt to adapt an African-American writer's serious play for a commercial stage musical was inspired by Adams and Strouse's real-life experiences with their 1964 Broadway production of Golden Boy. The star of the musical-within-the-musical (Sneakers, about a basketball star) closely resembles Golden Boy star Sammy Davis, Jr. When the star opts to leave the show, the playwright - who from the start had resisted turning his work into a musical - steps in and takes on the lead role in order to save the production.


'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 6th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - May 6, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The 'Jersey Boys' return, '[title of show]' premieres and CPaz hosts a belt-fest! Plus new works everywhere! Piven Theatre, Northlight Theatre, The Music Theatre Company, Chicago Children's Theatre, FWD Theatre and Porchlight Music Theatre show us our future, plus the world premiere of 'Sense And Sensibility' at Chicago Shakespeare Theater! (more...)

SHN's 2015-2016 Season to Include A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MUDERSHN's 2015-2016 Season to Include A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MUDER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2015

SHN announced in a letter to Members that the 2014 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, will play a limited engagement at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre December 1-27, 2015. (more...)

BWW Blog: Luis Salgado: The Process to Art with a Purpose is Only Beginning!BWW Blog: Luis Salgado: The Process to Art with a Purpose is Only Beginning!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 5, 2015

My name is Luis Salgado and at the moment I'm very excited to be a nominee for Best Director at the Venus/Adonis Festival for Zuccotti Park, the musical. To me, the nomination only means that I must work harder to continue moving forward. It also confirms that the process of Art with a Purpose is effective to me, and my company. It's really a process of growth and it's paying off. (more...)

Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!Mirvish Announces 2015-16 Season - MATILDA, GENTLEMEN'S GUIDE, Bonus Shows and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

In the 2015-16 season, David Mirvish will present 14 shows in Toronto, consisting of seven shows in the Mainstage Subscription Series, three in the Off-Mirvish Subscription Series and four shows off-subscription. (more...)

Renee Fleming Talks Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE: 'It's Been a Challenge'Renee Fleming Talks Broadway's LIVING ON LOVE: 'It's Been a Challenge'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

Today's New York Post Page Six shares comments from legendary opera star Renee Fleming, who will make her Broadway debut in LIVING ON LOVE on April 20th at the Longacre Theater. (more...)

BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour at Playhouse Square; 2015-16 Broadway Series Announced!BULLETS OVER BROADWAY to Launch National Tour at Playhouse Square; 2015-16 Broadway Series Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

The GE Chandelier won't be the only glittering jewel in town for long when Playhouse Square welcomes Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA and its legendary chandelier as part of the 2015-2016 KeyBank Broadway Series. The highly-anticipated 7-show Series was announced this evening by Playhouse Square Executive Producer Gina Vernaci to an eager and energized crowd of 2500+. One of the many highlights of the evening came as Vernaci announced that Playhouse Square would launch the national tour of Broadway sensation BULLETS OVER BROADWAY. (more...)

Jess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre TonightJess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Four of Broadway's busiest performers will unite for Another Opening, Another Robe tonight, March 30 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Audience is Prisoners of Laughter at the Fulton's THE PRODUCERSBWW Reviews: The Audience is Prisoners of Laughter at the Fulton's THE PRODUCERS
by Marakay Rogers - Mar 30, 2015

Director Marc Robin has another hit with Mel Brooks' funniest show, and with his casting two veteran Fulton performers as Max and Leo (more...)

PETER PAN to Play Tysons Corner Center This SummerPETER PAN to Play Tysons Corner Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Beginning June 24, audiences in metro-Washington will experience Neverland in a whole new way, with a spectacular innovative stage production of PETER PAN that combines intimate theater-in-the-round, overhead surround CGI (computer-generated imagery) projection, actors in dazzling flying sequences forty feet in the air, and whimsical puppets that bring J.M. Barrie'ss classic tale to fantastical life. This remarkable production takes place in the one-of-a-kind threesixty Theatre, a state of the art 100-foot high structure that is part tent, part monumental cinema, and part luxurious world-class theatre. Conceived by an award winning creative team, the beloved family tale will capture the imagination of adults and children alike. (more...)

Tale As Old As Time- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Company Takes Shape; Meet the Cast!Tale As Old As Time- BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie Company Takes Shape; Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

There is still some casting that is yet to be announced, but much of the cast has now signed on to take part in the much-anticipated film. Below, get to know the company and the roles that they will be playing! (more...)

The Life of BERNIE ARNOLD To Be Celebrated Tonight in NashvilleThe Life of BERNIE ARNOLD To Be Celebrated Tonight in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 3, 2015

It's cloudy and grey in Nashville today, which is perhaps fitting as people from all over gather to mourn the passing of Bernie Arnold, the matriarch of the first family of Nashville theater. But being mournful is the last thing you can come up with when remembering Bernie and her late, devoted husband, Henry Arnold (known as 'Buddy' to his legions of fans, students and admirers). Rather, any memory of the revered pair of theatrical talents is limned with joy, amazement and unbridled admiration. (more...)

BWW Interview: How Elle McLemore's 'New' Movie AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Prepared Her for BRING IT ON: THE MUSICALBWW Interview: How Elle McLemore's 'New' Movie AT THE TOP OF THE PYRAMID Prepared Her for BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 3, 2015

Hawaii-born Elle McLemore burst onto the theatre scene in 2011 when she was cast as the evil Eva in the Pre-Broadway National Tour of BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL. Like most of that cast, McLemore went on to make her Broadway debut when the tour made its way to New York the following year. Since then the 23-year-old has been a regular on the final season of ARMY WIVES and one of the stars of Off-Broadway's cult favorite HEATHERS: THE MUSICAL, as 'Cheerleader Heather,' Heather McNamara. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' Tour Will Kick Off in Chicago This Fall; IF/THEN, GOTTA DANCE World Premiere & More Coming to the Windy City!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Broadway In Chicago has announced the upcoming 2015-2016 season line-up celebrating Broadway In Chicago's 15th anniversary. The hits just keep on coming to Chicago with the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE and Tony Award-winning musicals A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE & MURDER, CABARET and MATILDA THE MUSICAL plus IF/THEN and DIRTY DANCING. The 2015-2016 season will go on sale Sunday, March 8. (more...)

Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

This just in! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Audra McDonald is in final talks to join the cast of Disney's upcoming remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The six-time Tony winner will take on the role of 'Garderobe,' the wardrobe. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/26/15- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Mar 26, 2015

Today in 1997, Annie opened at the Martin Beck Theatre (now the Al Hirschfeld Theatre), where it ran for 239 performances. Annie is A Broadway Musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. The original Broadway production opened in 1977 and ran for nearly six years, setting a record for the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre). It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

PRETTY WOMAN Musical Coming to Broadway; Marshall Officially Secures RightsPRETTY WOMAN Musical Coming to Broadway; Marshall Officially Secures Rights
by Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

People writes that Garry Marshall has officially secured the rights to move forward with his new PRETTY WOMAN musical adaptation, based on the hit film. (more...)

Henegar Center to Present CRY-BABYHenegar Center to Present CRY-BABY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

The Henegar Center announces Cry-Baby the Musical. This is the World Community Theatre Premiere of the show. The Henegar is making history and you're invited to be a part of it! (more...)

Jess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 3/30Jess LeProtto, James Dybas & More Set for ANOTHER OPENING, ANOTHER ROBE at Laurie Beechman Theatre, 3/30
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Four of Broadway's busiest performers will unite for Another Opening, Another Robe on Monday, March 30 at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, was a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes the stage for his first-ever solo show in the UK, sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. “I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage,” said Mel Brooks. “It will be an evening the audience will never forget—whether they want to or not!” Tickets available from Tuesday March 3 via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk or 0844 482 5115. Mel Brooks is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major American entertainment prizes – the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film production company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as “Uncle Phil” on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. Overall the show received 12 Tony awards and The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by A Broadway Musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!Photo Coverage: Cast Of THE PRODUCERS And More With Mel Brooks After His Solo Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 23, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, was a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. American comedy legend Mel Brooks takes the stage for his first-ever solo show in the UK, sure to be chock-full of childhood memories, Hollywood history, unforgettable live music and uproarious laughter. "I am thrilled to bring this introspective retrospective of my life and career to the West End stage," said Mel Brooks. "It will be an evening the audience will never forget-whether they want to or not!" Tickets available from Tuesday March 3 via www.delfontmackintosh.co.uk or 0844 482 5115. Mel Brooks is in an elite group as one of the few entertainers to earn all four major American entertainment prizes - the Tony, Emmy, Grammy, and Oscar. His career began in television writing for Sid Caesar's Your Show of Shows and together with Buck Henry creating the long running TV series Get Smart. He then teamed up with Carl Reiner to write and perform the Grammy-winning 2000 Year Old Man comedy albums & books. Brooks won his first Oscar in 1964 for writing and narrating the animated short The Critic and his second for the screenplay of his first feature film, The Producers in 1968. Many hit comedy films followed including The Twelve Chairs, Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Silent Movie, High Anxiety, History of the World Part I, To Be or Not to Be, Spaceballs, Life Stinks, Robin Hood: Men in Tights and Dracula: Dead and Loving It. His film production company, Brooksfilms Limited also produced critically acclaimed films such as The Elephant Man, The Fly, Frances, My Favorite Year and 84 Charring Cross Road. For three successive seasons, 1997-1999 Mel Brooks won Emmy Awards for his role as "Uncle Phil" on the hit sitcom Mad About You. Brooks received three 2001 Tony Awards and two Grammy Awards for The Producers: the New Mel Brooks Musical, which ran on Broadway from 2001 to 2006. Overall the show received 12 Tony awards and The Producers still holds the record for the most Tony awards ever won by A Broadway Musical. He followed that success with The New Mel Brooks Musical Young Frankenstein, which ran on Broadway from 2007 to 2009 and both musicals continue to be performed and enjoyed by audiences all over the world. In 2009 President Barack Obama presented Mel Brooks with The Kennedy Center Honors, recognizing a lifetime of extraordinary contributions to American culture. (more...)

Dr. Seuss Museum Planned for Author's HometownDr. Seuss Museum Planned for Author's Hometown
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015

One of the greatest children's book authors of all time will be immortalized in a museum. (more...)

Mel Brooks to Perform One-Night Only at The Price of Wales Theatre Later This MonthMel Brooks to Perform One-Night Only at The Price of Wales Theatre Later This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

MEL BROOKS LIVE IN LONDON, a Brooksfilms Limited and Corniche Pictures event, will be a special one-night only event on Sunday March 22nd, 2015 at 7:30pm at The Prince of Wales Theatre in London. (more...)

Alec Baldwin On Dream Stage Role In GUYS & DOLLS, Elaine Stritch & More In New Reddit Q&AAlec Baldwin On Dream Stage Role In GUYS & DOLLS, Elaine Stritch & More In New Reddit Q&A
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 17, 2015

Alec Baldwin reveals all in a new interview! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jane Monheit Presents Stunning Tribute to Judy GarlandBWW Reviews: Jane Monheit Presents Stunning Tribute to Judy Garland
by Michael L. Quintos - Mar 16, 2015

Any opportunity to catch two-time Grammy-nominated international jazz superstar and frequent favorite BroadwayWorld Cabaret Award-winner Jane Monheit bring her talents to a local venue outside of New York (and even nearby Los Angeles) is its own cause for celebration. That was certainly evidenced by the rapturous reception she received during her triumphant return to Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Monheit closed out the Center's 2014-2015 Jazz series with Hello Bluebird, her jazz-centric tribute to the legendary Judy Garland. As expected, the 85-minute concert was nothing less than stunning. Let me repeat... stunning. (more...)

BREAKING: Disney Reveals BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Release Date; Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline Join CastBREAKING: Disney Reveals BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Release Date; Emma Thompson, Kevin Kline Join Cast
by Movies News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Disney announced today that the studio will release BEAUTY AND THE BEAST in 3D on March 17, 2017. The beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Chenoweth Glitters in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYBWW Reviews: Chenoweth Glitters in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Michael Dale - Mar 15, 2015

A mediocre production of a great musical is highlighted by Kristin Chenoweth's superlative turn. (more...)

MYTHBUSTERS: JAMIE & ADAM UNLEASHED! Comes to the Benedum Center, 4/20MYTHBUSTERS: JAMIE & ADAM UNLEASHED! Comes to the Benedum Center, 4/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is thrilled to announce that the all-new live show MythBusters Jamie & Adam UNLEASHED!, starring Jamie Hyneman and Adam Savage, co-hosts of the Emmy-nominated Discovery series 'MythBusters,' debuts at the Benedum Center in Pittsburgh for one night only on Monday, April 20, 2015 at 8:00 p.m. Tickets go on sale to the public on Friday, February 6 at 9:00 a.m. This presentation is part of the Cohen & Grigsby TRUST PRESENTS series. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 25th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The Mosh Pit's Oscar wrap-up, plus BIC's 'First Wives Club,' 'Book Of Mormon' and 'For The Record,' Theater Wit's 'Mr. Burns,' Porchlight's 'City Of Angels' and Bailiwick's 'Murder Ballad.' Upcoming, The Hypocrites' 'American Idiot,' a new theater in the Wisconsin Dells, and two evenings with The Improvised Sondheim Project! (more...)

'BEAUTIFUL', CABARET, 'BRIDGES' and More Set for Pittsburgh's 2015-16 Broadway Season'BEAUTIFUL', CABARET, 'BRIDGES' and More Set for Pittsburgh's 2015-16 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the 2015-2016 PNC Broadway Across America-Pittsburgh season. The series proudly features two Pittsburgh premieres, BEAUTIFUL -- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL and MATILDA THE MUSICAL, and welcomes returning favorites JERSEY BOYS and BLUE MAN GROUP, along with an exciting lineup of more award-winning Broadway productions that will grace the stages in the Cultural District. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Kenny Morris Talks KINKY BOOTS at Tennessee Performing Arts CenterBWW Interviews: Kenny Morris Talks KINKY BOOTS at Tennessee Performing Arts Center
by Cara Richardson - Feb 2, 2015

An accomplished actor, Kenny Morris plays Mr. Price in touring production of Kinky Boots. He has graciously agreed to take the time to answer some questions for our readers at Broadway World Nashville. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Croons in OC Valentines ConcertBWW Reviews: Tony Winner John Lloyd Young Croons in OC Valentines Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 16, 2015

For John Lloyd Young's special Valentine's weekend cabaret concert titled 'My Turn'---which continues at the Samueli Theater on the campus of Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts through February 14---the Tony Award-winning star of JERSEY BOYS presented an hour-long set of love songs, both joyful and heart-tugging. With the confidence and panache of a seasoned old-school song interpreter and showman, Young oh-so-passionately crooned and belted his way through an enjoyable songbook of personally curated classic standards that reverberated with the highs and lows of love. (more...)

MATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details AnnouncedMATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that the Tony Award-winning musical romance THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will be presented by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) next January. Now, TUTS has revealed more details regarding their full 2015/2016 season in Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Filled with a spoonful of sugar, one small girl with extra big dreams and a show that will have you "dying" with laughter, this season is sure to hit everyone's "sweet" spot. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stockard Channing Reveals How She Fought for Rizzo's Song in GREASEBWW Interview: Stockard Channing Reveals How She Fought for Rizzo's Song in GREASE
by Richard Ridge - Apr 3, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stage and screen legend Stockard Channing, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Below, check out what she had to say about her journey with IT'S ONLY A PLAY, which is currently playing at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 2015 Tony Award Nominations Surprises & SnubsSOUND OFF Special Edition: 2015 Tony Award Nominations Surprises & Snubs
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 29, 2015

The 2015 Tony Award nominations were revealed yesterday and the usual surprises, snubs and expected acknowledgements were on full display - with perhaps more surprises and snubs than in any year in recent memory. While the elaborate production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS tied with the small-scale FUN HOME for the most nominations of any production, 12, some other new musicals and early favorites were left out in the cold - in the case of FINDING NEVERLAND and FISH IN THE DARK, forgotten entirely. Plus, in a rare tie, the Best Supporting Actor In A Play category is now outfitted with six potential winners as opposed to the traditional allotment of five per category. Besides all of that, the Tony Awards hosts were announced at long last, as well - none other than fellow Tony Award winners Alan Cumming and Kristin Chenoweth. So, for a review of the most notable surprises, snubs and celebratory salutes, read on. (more...)

IF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for SHN's 2015-16 SeasonIF/THEN, BEAUTIFUL & More Set for SHN's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

SHN Chief Executive Officer Greg Holland announced in a letter to Members four additional musicals that are part of the 2015-2016 SHN Season.  (more...)

PETER PAN Extends at Tysons Corner Center Through 8/16PETER PAN Extends at Tysons Corner Center Through 8/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Producers Norton Herrick of Herrick Entertainment and Charlie Burnell of threesixty°Entertainment are pleased to announce casting for the spectacular new stage production of PETER PAN, which makes its Washington area premiere beginning June 24. The engagement has been extended through August 16. All additional performances go on sale Monday, May 4. (more...)

Hedgerow Theatre's DON QUIXOTE to Run 5/7-6/7Hedgerow Theatre's DON QUIXOTE to Run 5/7-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

Hedgerow Theatre will be the site of feats of derring do and acts of valiant courage as it stages Keith Dewhurst's adaptation of Cervantes' classic Don Quixote from May 7 to June 7. (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Pleasures, Perils, and Pitfalls of Casting a SeasonBWW Interviews: The Pleasures, Perils, and Pitfalls of Casting a Season
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Apr 28, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre Finds Its Talent for Summer 2015 When the audience thinks of casting for A Broadway Musical, they conjure up the image of a darkened auditorium, an artist onstage peering into the glare and hearing Zach's voice from out of the void with its curt dismissal, 'Thank you.' Since its smash opening on Broadway in 1975 A Chorus Line has come to embody in poetic terms the uphill struggles of countless artists who toil every day on stage and off in pursuit of the metier they love. The rituals of auditioning and casting calls are integral to the life of an actor or theatre director, and each year they are played out in countless theatres large and small across the country, a crucial part of the puzzle that goes into shaping a successful season. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHISTN Shakespeare Company Sets Titles for Inaugural SHOWPLACE MEMPHIS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

As part of Tennessee Shakespeare Company's first year-round season, the development of three exciting new musicals launches on the University of Memphis Mainstage this summer with Showplace Memphis: Musical Works in Progress. (more...)

CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher to Write, Produce New Broadway Musical!CINDERELLA's Fran Drescher to Write, Produce New Broadway Musical!
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Asked about what's ahead for her in the near future the actress revealed, 'I'm in development on two projects. One is a feature that I will direct, and that's been on my bucket list. One is A Broadway Musical that I would be a writer and producer on. Neither of which I'm ready to pitch.' (more...)

John Waters, Rita Mae Brown to Be Honored at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary AwardsJohn Waters, Rita Mae Brown to Be Honored at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Lambda Literary is pleased to announce that John Waters will receive Lambda's Trustee Award for Excellence in Literature an Rita Mae Brown will receive the Pioneer Award at the 27th Annual Lambda Literary Awards ('Lammys'). Waters and Brown will be honored along with the winning authors of 24 separate LGBT literary categories as determined by over 90 judges. The Lammys bring together over 450 attendees, sponsors and celebrities to celebrate excellence in LGBT literature, making it the most glamorous and prestigious LGBT literary event in the world. The awards will be hosted for the fourth year in a row by comedienne Kate Clinton on Monday, June 1st in New York City at The Great Hall at Cooper Union (7 East 7th St @ 3rd Ave, New York City) with a pre-ceremony reception presented by Penguin Random House. A VIP After-Party presented by Scholastic will immediately follow the ceremony. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/15- ANNIESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/21/15- ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Apr 21, 2015

Today in 1977, Annie opened at the Alvin Theatre (now the Neil Simon Theatre), where it ran for 2377 performances. Annie is A Broadway Musical based upon the popular Harold Gray comic strip Little Orphan Annie, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Martin Charnin, and the book by Thomas Meehan. It spawned numerous productions in many countries, as well as national tours, and won the Tony Award for Best Musical. The musical's songs 'Tomorrow' and 'It's the Hard-Knock Life' are among its most popular musical numbers. (more...)

Be His Guest- Ewan McGregor Joins BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as Lumiere!Be His Guest- Ewan McGregor Joins BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as Lumiere!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson andDan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston.Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. Josh Gad will take on the role of Le Fou, and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will play Garderobe. Stage and screen legend Ian McKellen is set to take on Cogsworth, and he recently wrote about his first day in rehearsal in London. Check out his full diary entry below! (more...)

Stage and Screen Star Stanley Tucci Boards BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as 'Cadenza'Stage and Screen Star Stanley Tucci Boards BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Film as 'Cadenza'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Disney's live-action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST continues to add to its ranks! According to Variety, Stanley Tucci has joined the star-studded cast as 'Cadenza', a new character -- a grand piano described as 'a neurotic maestro.' (more...)

Save 45% on Tony-Winner A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERSave 45% on Tony-Winner A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by Contests - Broadway - Apr 21, 2015

Save up to 45%* on Tony-Winning Musical 'A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Timelapse! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Set Goes Up at WimbledonSTAGE TUBE: Timelapse! THE SOUND OF MUSIC Tour Set Goes Up at Wimbledon
by Stage Tube - Apr 2, 2015

One of the greatest musicals of all time, The Sound of Music, returns to the stage in a magnificent new production, which opened at New Wimbledon Theatre on Monday 30 March and will run until Saturday 11 April. Click below to watch a timelapse video of The Sound of Music set being built in Wimbledon! (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 42ND STREET, 'JOSEPH' and More Set for 2015-16 Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise SeasonTHE SOUND OF MUSIC, 42ND STREET, 'JOSEPH' and More Set for 2015-16 Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Morrison Center, in collaboration with MagicSpace Entertainment, is proud to announce its exciting Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise 2015-2016 Season. This season's lineup includes something for everyone. (more...)

Ian McKellen Writes About BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Rehearsal- 'It's the First Time I've Heard Applause at a Read-Through'Ian McKellen Writes About BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Rehearsal- 'It's the First Time I've Heard Applause at a Read-Through'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Set for a release on March 17, 2017, the beloved tale will be retold for the big screen with a modern live-action lens and the help of transformative CG magic. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Emma Watson andDan Stevens will star as Belle and the Beast/Prince respectively, and Luke Evans will play the role of Gaston.Emma Thompson has joined the cast as Mrs. Potts and Kevin Kline as Belle's father, Maurice. Josh Gad will take on the role of Le Fou, and six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will play Garderobe. Stage and screen legend Ian McKellen is set to take on Cogsworth, and he recently wrote about his first day in rehearsal in London. Check out his full diary entry below! (more...)

Stage and Screen Vet Ian McKellen to Play 'Cogsworth' in Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST MovieStage and Screen Vet Ian McKellen to Play 'Cogsworth' in Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Variety reports that stage veteran and film star Ian McKellen has joined Disney's upcoming live-action adaptation of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST as 'Cogsworth'. (more...)

NY Public Library's Archives Unit Specialist Diana Bertolini on the Dodger Costume BiblesNY Public Library's Archives Unit Specialist Diana Bertolini on the Dodger Costume Bibles
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Apr 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Evan Leslie, Artistic Producer for The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts on Sarafina: (more...)

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