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Composer Gordon Schwinn faces death from a brain tumor. When he is diagnosed, he is confronted with the real possibility that his musical legacy will be cut short. William Finn's semi-autobiographical musical is energetic, sardonic, and poignant in its exploration of anxiety, self-doubt, and the healing power of art.

VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks HAMILTON on 'Today': 'It's a Phenomenal Piece of Theater'VIDEO: Jonathan Groff Talks HAMILTON on 'Today': 'It's a Phenomenal Piece of Theater'
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Multitalented performer Jonathan Groff, known as Jesse St. James on 'Glee' and the voice of Kristoff in 'Frozen,' stopped by this morning's Kathie Lee and Hoda and calls his role of 'Patrick' on the provocative HBO series 'Looking' his 'dream job.' (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & MoreArkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 40th Season. Beginning in September, the new season will include Tony Award-winning artistic experiences and family favorites that exemplify The Rep's mission of producing diverse work of the highest artistic standards for its Arkansas audience. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives Jonathan Groff a Belated Birthday PresentSTAGE TUBE: Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives Jonathan Groff a Belated Birthday Present
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2015

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda gave co-star Jonathan Groff a belated (and hilarious) birthday Vine today - check it out below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Duets with Mary-Mitchell Campbell for International Day of Happiness!STAGE TUBE: Jonathan Groff Duets with Mary-Mitchell Campbell for International Day of Happiness!
by Stage Tube - Mar 20, 2015

In celebration of the third annual International Day of Happiness at the United Nations Headquarters in New York, the NGO Relations and Advocacy Section of DPI held an expert global panel yesterday, exploring scientifically proven data that demonstrates the inverse relationship that wealth (both national and personal) can have on happiness. Broadway Conductor and Composer Mary-Mitchell Campbell, currently serving as musical director of Finding Neverland, and Founder of Artists Striving to End Poverty (ASTEP) served as the event's Moderator. Campbell called upon her friend Jonathan Groff, who is currently appearing onstage in Hamilton, to celebrate the special occasion on Good Day New York. Below, watch as they perform 'Happy Days are Here Again' and 'Get Happy.' (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/20/2015 - WOLF HALL, ALADDIN's Anniversary, Sondheim's Birthday and more!WAKE UP with BWW 3/20/2015 - WOLF HALL, ALADDIN's Anniversary, Sondheim's Birthday and more!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: WOLF HALL comes to Broadway, ALADDIN marks a milestone and Stephen Sondheim gets a starry birthday party! (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Next Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening TonightNext Stop... Broadway! Meet the Full Cast of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Opening Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Mar 15, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Broadway production of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY officially opens tonight, March 15, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre. This is a limited engagement through July 5, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch interviews with the cast (who celebrated their originally planned opening on March 12) below! (more...)

Jonathan Groff Set to Lead HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Concert in LondonJonathan Groff Set to Lead HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING Concert in London
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Mar 13, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, as part of a new series of musical concert performances at the Royal Festival Hall, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING makes its London concert debut on May 19. Now according to Whatsonstage, Jonathan Groff, Hannah Waddingham and Clive Rowe are set to lead the concert, as J. Pierrepont Finch, Hedy La Rue and Twimble respectively. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Close Out Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUMSeattle Musical Theatre to Close Out Season with A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

FORUM runs April 10-26, 2015 at Seattle Musical Theatre at Magnuson Park. Tickets ($20-$35) are available at www.seattlemusicaltheatre.org or by calling 1-800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Reston Community Players' SUNSET BOULEVARDPhoto Flash: First Look at Reston Community Players' SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Norma Desmond makes her close-up in Reston Community Players' sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, running now through March 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Eric Ankrim, Josh Rhodes & More Nominated for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee AwardsEric Ankrim, Josh Rhodes & More Nominated for 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Seattle Theater Writers critics' circle just announced the nomination slate of the fourth annual Gypsy Rose Lee Awards,theater awards devoted to recognizing excellence across the economic spectrum of professional Seattle theaters in the prior calendar year. (more...)

James Lapine Wants to Make SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Movie; Reveals Plans for FALSETTOS RevivalJames Lapine Wants to Make SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Movie; Reveals Plans for FALSETTOS Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

James Lapine is currently enjoying the success of his big screen adaptation of Into the Woods, for which he wrote the screenplay, and in a recent interview with Deadline, Lapine revealed that he has another musical in mind for his next stage to screen project. When asked what musical he'd like to see as a movie, he responded: 'Well, I want to do Sunday in the Park with George, but I don't know in this day and age whether you could get it made. But Irwin Winkler came to us when it was on Broadway and said, 'I'd like to do a movie of it. I can do it for this amount of money. You can direct it,' and I went, 'Yeah.' And the studio said no.' (more...)

Lauren Worsham, Emily Skinner & More Set for 14th Edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 BelowLauren Worsham, Emily Skinner & More Set for 14th Edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 14 is the fourteenth edition of the Bistro Award-winning series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated Broadway and off-Broadway musicals. (more...)

BWW Interview: He's Ready for a Wild Party! Joshua Henry Talks Returning to Encores! Off-Center Series, Reuniting with Sutton Foster & More!BWW Interview: He's Ready for a Wild Party! Joshua Henry Talks Returning to Encores! Off-Center Series, Reuniting with Sutton Foster & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 31, 2015

Henry just chatted with BroadwayWorld about returning to the series, reuniting with Sutton Foster, preparing for rehearsals and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Now! Norm Lewis Leads New York Philharmonic's Gershwin CelebrationSTAGE TUBE: Watch Now! Norm Lewis Leads New York Philharmonic's Gershwin Celebration
by Stage Tube - Jan 3, 2015

Jazz great Dianne Reeves and Broadway leading man Norm Lewis joined the New York Philharmonic LIVE on December 31, 2014, ringing in the New Year with style and swagger in an evening of Gershwin suites, overtures and indelible standards. Check out the whole concert on PBS below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Brown Paper Box Co.'s SPIKE HEELSPhoto Flash: First Look at The Brown Paper Box Co.'s SPIKE HEELS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for The Brown Paper Box Co.'s upcoming production, SPIKE HEELS, by Theresa Rebeck. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:30 PM from January 23-February 8on the West Stage at the Raven Theatre Complex (6157 N. Clark St.). Ticketing information and more is available at atwww.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

Jonathan Groff to Perform Benefit Concert at Ephrata Performing Arts CenterJonathan Groff to Perform Benefit Concert at Ephrata Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Broadway and Hollywood star Jonathan Groff will give a benefit concert at EPAC's Sharadin Bigler Theatre on January 31 at 8 pm. Groff will be accompanied on piano by acclaimed music director Mary-Mitchell Campbell. (more...)

Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Adds Additional Performance, 7/2Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Adds Additional Performance, 7/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

New York City Center has announced that due to an overwhelming demand for tickets, the Encores! Off-Center production of Little Shop of Horrors will now play for two performances, on July 1 and 2, 2015. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Mary Testa Talks New Album HAVE FAITH, Upcoming Concerts & Reflects On Theatre CareerInDepth InterView: Mary Testa Talks New Album HAVE FAITH, Upcoming Concerts & Reflects On Theatre Career
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 2, 2015

Today we are talking to an instantly recognizable stage stalwart who has lit up Broadway and beyond for more than three decades since her debut in William Finn's IN TROUSERS - the one and only Mary Testa. Discussing all aspects of her exemplary new album created in collaboration with acclaimed orchestrator Michael Starobin, HAVE FAITH, Testa imparts the impetus behind the concept album and outlines what motivated the wildly eclectic song choices included on the release - ranging from the Beach Boys, Prince and Aerosmith to Michael John LaChiusa, William Finn, Jill Sobule and many more. Furthermore, Testa eloquently describes the fascinating and compelling theme upon which the album is based - the journey of a soul through life; ostensibly a search for faith - and relates the sonic experience to her own spiritual pursuits. Additionally, Testa clues us in on what we can expect from her upcoming promotional concert appearances alongside Starobin in support of the album, as well, kicking off with a concert at Barnes & Noble next week along with a series of shows at the Laurie Beechman Theater. Reflecting on the various ways in which she has seen the theatre transform over the course of her career thus far, Testa also sheds some light on many of her most celebrated roles to date, including IN TROUSERS, THE RINK, XANADU, 42nd STREET, MARIE CHRISTINE, SEE WHAT I WANNA SEE, QUEEN OF THE MIST, GUYS & DOLLS, A New Brain, A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM, LUCKY STIFF, CHICAGO, WICKED and more. All of that, playing Barbara Bush in FIRST DAUGHTER SUITE and much, much more with one of Broadway's most reliably entertaining and endlessly inventive regulars. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada TheatreBILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPIKE HEELS in Rehearsal at The Brown Paper Box Co.Photo Flash: SPIKE HEELS in Rehearsal at The Brown Paper Box Co.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Tickets are now on sale for The Brown Paper Box Co.'s upcoming production, SPIKE HEELS, by Theresa Rebeck. The show will run Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 PM and Sundays at 3:30 PM from January 23-February 8on the West Stage at the Raven Theatre Complex (6157 N. Clark St.). Ticketing information and more is available at at www.brownpaperbox.org. Photo credits: CB Lindsey. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Danielle Hope & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAnnaleigh Ashford, Danielle Hope & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Sheldon Harnick and More Set for IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Tonight at 54 BelowSheldon Harnick and More Set for IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The 14th edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE will feature performances from an amazing lineup of Broadway stars to be announced, and will feature stories about & songs from an incredible array of musicals. It takes place tonight, February 9, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Jimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present HOLY CANNOLIJimmy Ferraro's Studio Theatre to Present HOLY CANNOLI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

After the critically acclaimed, Interactive, Musical-Comedy, Murder Mystery, 'MURDER on the HIGH C's', Jimmy Ferraro's STUDIO THEATRE, 5732 Main Street, New Port Richey, FL presents, By Popular Demand, the hilarious comedy 'HOLY CANNOLI' by John D. Smitherman. Ferraro produced this production more than a decade ago to great success and it has become an audience favorite. The 2 act farce stars TIM MICHELS, CHRISTINA KAY JIMENEZ, TOM COSTELLO, JESSICA GLASS, JARED MICHAEL SHARI, MICHELLE PROCIDA, and STEVE MANFREDI. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 9-15, Featuring Alysha Umphress, Joshua Henry, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 9-15, Featuring Alysha Umphress, Joshua Henry, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 8, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Alysha Umphress & Joshua Henry: Romantic Duets; If It Only Even Runs a Minute: 14th Edition; The Lost Boys: Live!; A Very Broadway Valentine's Day: Featuring Alysha Umphress & Santino Fontana; and It's Only Love: An Evening of Broadway Love Songs. (more...)

Tony Meola to Serve as Sound Designer for The MUNY's Summer 2015 SeasonTony Meola to Serve as Sound Designer for The MUNY's Summer 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Muny announced today that one of Broadway's premier sound designers, Tony Meola, will serve as Sound Designer for The Muny's 2015 summer season. With credits on more than twenty-six Broadway shows, as well as countless national tours and international productions, Tony is excited to make his Muny debut. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

The Brown Paper Box Co. to Present [TITLE OF SHOW] This SummerThe Brown Paper Box Co. to Present [TITLE OF SHOW] This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Brown Paper Box Co. announces the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show], with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The show will run from July 17 through August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Press performances are Sunday, July 19 at 2 P.M. and Monday, July 20 at 7:30 P.M. Audition information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org. (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...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Reston Community Players Opens SUNSET BOULEVARD, 2/27Reston Community Players Opens SUNSET BOULEVARD, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Norma Desmond is waiting for her close-up in Reston Community Players' sumptuous rendition of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, opening Feb. 27, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside 14th Edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Inside 14th Edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 10, 2015

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. If It Only Even Runs A Minute is the Bistro Award-winning concert series celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals. Created and hosted by 54 Below Director of Programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Book of Mormon's Kevin Michael Murphy, with musical direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross, each concert includes performances and stories from original cast members and writers of selected featured shows, as well as new interpretations. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre Announces Full Cast for BILLY ELLIOT; Performances Begin Next Month!La Mirada Theatre Announces Full Cast for BILLY ELLIOT; Performances Begin Next Month!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT announce the complete cast as they present pure "electricity" with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

TCG to Release INTO THE WOODS Movie Tie-In on Christmas DayTCG to Release INTO THE WOODS Movie Tie-In on Christmas Day
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) has announced the publication of the movie tie-in edition of Into the Woods, with lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. The screen adaptation of the classic musical is being released by Disney Pictures on December 25, 2014. This new edition includes eight full-color pages of photos from the movie. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York PhilharmonicLaura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present SoCal Debut of BILLY ELLIOT This WinterLa Mirada Theatre and McCoy Rigby Entertainment to Present SoCal Debut of BILLY ELLIOT This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show in its 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 16, 2015(with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12Mary Testa to Celebrate HAVE FAITH Album at the Beechman, Barnes & Noble, 1/4-12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2014

MARY TESTA -- the two time Tony Award nominated singer and actress -- and MICHAEL STAROBIN, the Tony Award winning orchestrator and arranger will perform four concerts in January to promote their new album Have Faith from Ghostlight Records. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Jonathan Groff!BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with Jonathan Groff!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 10 (2-4PM) join us for a career Conversations with Jonathan Groff and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge', at NYIT-Auditorium on Broadway (1871 Broadway). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Tickles Brisbane's F-U-N-N-Y B-O-N-EBWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Tickles Brisbane's F-U-N-N-Y B-O-N-E
by Bonny Loo - Apr 4, 2015

The ability to spell is the unlikely subject of The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, a 2005 Broadway musical by William Finn and Rachel Sheinkin now playing to hysterical audiences at the 150-seat Brisbane Arts Theatre. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan GroffBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Jonathan Groff
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 19, 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 Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at Hamilton, how he feels about the end of Looking, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young LoveBWW Feature: April Showers Show Tunes Bring Young Love
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2015

"April showers may come your way, they bring flowers that bloom in May!" So go the words of the old Tin Pan Alley song. When the days begin to get longer, and the daffodils work to pop up through the dirt, we know that spring is just around the corner. April is that gateway to birds singing, grass growing, and romance blooming. This month we look at spring and the season's sweet rains that give life to young love. (more...)

Breaking News: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Debut in Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer!Breaking News: Jake Gyllenhaal Will Make Musical Debut in Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Chuck Cooper and Taran Killam will join the previously announced Ellen Greene in the Encores! Off-Center concert production ofHoward Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running July 1-2, 2015. NOTE: A third performance has been added at 2pm on Thursday, July 2 in order to meet ticket demand. The production will be directed by Dick Scanlan, with choreography by Patricia Wilcox. Jeanine Tesori is the Artistic Director of Encores! Off-Center, and Chris Fenwick is Music Director. The show will mark the musical theater debuts of both Gyllenhaal and Killam. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons world premiere of IOWA, a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Popular! Christine Ebersole & More Visit Kristin Chenoweth Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYPopular! Christine Ebersole & More Visit Kristin Chenoweth Backstage At ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2015

Two Tony-winning diva supremes meet backstage at ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MALCOLM GETS AT THE BARBARA COOK SPOTLIGHT SERIES at The Kennedy Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: MALCOLM GETS AT THE BARBARA COOK SPOTLIGHT SERIES at The Kennedy Center For The Performing Arts
by Jamie McGonnigal - Apr 1, 2015

Barbara Cook's Spotlight Series at The Kennedy Center has served as an incredible showcase for some of Broadway's greatest talent to take a smaller stage. The first one I attended was 5 years ago when Laura Benanti took the stage. Since then, dozens of other brilliant performers have taken to the Terrace stage to share a different, more casual side. (more...)

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