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A legendary cult show, this wacky, intelligent, highly unconventional musical satire points ahead to Stephen Sondheim's groundbreaking work in the 1970s even as it keeps a foot firmly rooted in the musical theatre's "golden age."brbrAn absurdist fantasy by Arthur Laurents and Stephen Sondheim (two of the authors of "West Side Story" and "Gypsy") "Anyone Can Whistle" tells the story of a corrupt mayoress who fakes a miracle to revitalize her bankrupt town (through the resulting pilgrim trade) and the ill-fated romance between the rational nurse out to expose the fraud and the easy-going doctor determined to enjoy the chaos it brings. In the end, the show delivers a poignant message about the importance of the individual in a conformist society-but not before aiming its still-relevant barbs at government, religion, science and anything else that stands in its way!brbrWith its circus-like atmosphere, "Anyone Can Whistle" features plenty of memorable, lovably cartoonish roles of all sizes. The dazzling, melodic Broadway-style score overflows with the youthful energy of experimentation, consisting of one showstopper after another, including two extensive ballets which provide opportunities for some inspired choreography.

At the Helm! BWW Rounds Up This Season's Broadway Directors
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 9, 2014

Broadway stars might boast the biggest fan-bases, but without their directors, the vehicle driving their talents could easily swerve off the tracks. Keeping the runaway train at bay are season's bold Broadway 'conductors'. Scroll down to learn more about this season's intrepid and imaginative leaders! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/09/2014
by BWW - Mar 9, 2014

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Pamela Myers & Harvey Evans to Lead Theatre Jacksonville's SIDE BY SIDE Benefit, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

Theatre Jacksonville celebrates Stephen Sondheim's birthday with two performances of the musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim March 22 at 2pm and 8pm as its annual fundraiser. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Elodie Gillett & Adrian Marchuk in Tarragon's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents Marry Me A Little with music and lyrics by the undisputed master of the contemporary musical, Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Adam Brazier with musical direction by Paul Sportelli, this charming and bittersweet tale about love, loneliness and commitment stars Elodie Gillett and Adrian Marchuk. Marry Me A Little opens tomorrow, Wednesday, March 5 and runs to April 6 in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Versatile Singer/Actress Susan Egan Performs Delightful Concert with Arcadia High School Students
by Don Grigware - Mar 3, 2014

On Saturday March 1 Arcadia Performing Arts Foundation presented Broadway star Susan Egan, who originated the role of 'Belle' in Disney's Beauty and the Beast on Broadway, as part of its first season at the Arcadia Performing Arts Center. Joining Egan on stage were the sixty-member Arcadia Stage, the theatre student program at Arcadia High School. They sang four songs with Egan, and then two from their upcoming production of Curtains, which will open March 20. (more...)

Pianist Anthony de Mare Celebrates Sondheim in LIAISONS: RE-IMAGINING SONDHEIM FROM THE PIANO This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2014

After performing nationwide in 2012-13 throughout the U.S. and Canada, LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano featuring internationally renowned contemporary pianist Anthony de Mare comes to the Mondavi Center for two nights only tonight, March 29 (8:00om) and tomorrow, the 30th (2:00pm). (more...)

Bailiwick to Present CARRIE: THE MUSICAL in Chicago Debut, May 29-July 12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago will present the Chicago premiere of the 2012 Off-Broadway revival version of CARRIE: The Musical, with book by original screenwriter Lawrence D. Cohen, lyrics by Academy Award-winner Dean Pitchford, music by Academy Award-winner Michael Gore, based on the novel by Stephen King, directed by Collective Member Christopher Pazdernik with music direction by Collective Member Aaron Benham. This unique resurrection of 1988's CARRIE: The Musical will play May 29 - July 12, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

Pamela Myers & Harvey Evans Lead Theatre Jacksonville's SIDE BY SIDE Benefit Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Theatre Jacksonville celebrates Stephen Sondheim's birthday with two performances of the musical revue Side by Side by Sondheim today, March 22 at 2pm and 8pm as its annual fundraiser. (more...)

Patti LuPone Ventures to FAR AWAY PLACES for Segerstrom Center Cabaret Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Award-winning musical theater superstar, Patti LuPone, who has portrayed some of Broadway's most memorable roles, returns to Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a special one-night-only performance of her latest concert, Far Away Places tonight, March 22 at 8 p.m. in the Renee and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. (more...)

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM Available Now Through MTI
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and conceived and originally directed by James Lapine, is now available for licensing via Music Theatre International. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award, 10/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

ROLEX presents NEW YORK NEW YORK a helluva town - Career Transition For Dancers' 29th Anniversary Jubilee on Monday, October 6, 2014 at 7:00 pm at New York City Center, 131 West 55 Street (btwn. 6th & 7th Aves) NYC followed by dinner at The Grand Ballroom at The Hilton New York. Angela Lansbury will receive the 2014 Rolex Dance Award. (more...)

Kennedy Center Announces Winners of 2014 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2014 winners of Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards-a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. Six teachers were selected in 2014 from a pool of hundreds of nominations received through the Kennedy Center's website. Award recipients each receive $10,000 and are showcased, along with the people they inspired, on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010 and were initiated and funded through the generous support of Myrna and Freddie Gershon. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/02/2014
by BWW - Mar 2, 2014

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Full Cast Announced For MARTINE, Finborough Theatre, Apr 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Primavera has announced full casting for Jean-Jacques Bernard's seminal 1922 play Martine, which opens on Tuesday, 22 April 2014 for a four-week season. Award-winning film and television star Hannah Murray plays Martine, supported by the iconic Susan Penhaligon as Madame Mervan, Leila Crerar as Jeanne, Chris Porter as Alfred, and Barnaby Sax as Julien. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Opening Tonight at the Gielgud Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of Noel Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre tonight, 18 March 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Dr. Frankenstein and The Monster Sing FROZEN's 'Let It Go' at Drury Lane
by Stage Tube - Mar 17, 2014

Although Drury Lane Theatre's Young Frankenstein closed yesterday, Dr. Frankenstein (Devin DeSantis) and The Monster (Travis Taylor) are still going strong with their own rendition of the ridiculously popular Let It Go from Disney's Frozen. Scroll down to listen! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, Opening Todayth
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Jemima Rooper, Sandra Dickinson, Simon Jones and Patsy Ferran join Janie Dee, Charles Edwards and Angela Lansbury in Blithe Spirit, directed by Michael Blakemore. This new production of NoŽl Coward's sharp comedy of social mores opens at the Gielgud Theatre on 18 March 2014, with previews from 1 March. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 3/16/2014
by BWW - Mar 16, 2014

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BWW Contests: Win Tickets to Tarragon's MARRY ME A LITTLE
by Alan Henry - Mar 11, 2014

I am very pleased to announce a brand new BroadwayWorld Toronto contest! I'll be giving away two tickets to a performance of Tarragon Theatre's Marry Me a Little for the evening performance on March 25, 2014. To enter the contest, please send an email to torontocontest@broadwayworld.com with your favorite Stephen Sondheim show and song. Entries missing the show and song will be discarded. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Dissects The Cast Album Recording Process
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 30, 2014

Legendary Broadway and Hollywood icon Angela Lansbury dissects the process of recording a cast album and reflects on her own most notable recordings as part of a new interview featurette. (more...)

Kennedy Center to Host AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN, 2/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin February 18 to 23, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. Appearing together again after their Tony Award winning performances in Evita, Patti LuPone joins Mandy Patinkin onstage for eight performances. Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin are two of Broadway's most venerated performers, having both won a Tony Award for their performances in Andrew Lloyd Webber's groundbreaking Evita in 1980. Since then they have both starred in film, television, the concert stage and back to Broadway. An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin brings them together again - at last. Press opening night is Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Devin DeSantis, Jeff Dumas and More in Highlights of Drury Lane's YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 27, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre presents the Mel Brooks Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The show opened January 23, and runs through March 16, 2014. BroadwayWorld has a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Joan Ryan Brings Down the House at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by Linda Hodges - Jan 26, 2014

Tucked away in a corner of the Nikko Hotel is Feinstein's - a 140 seat, intimate nightclub with cozy banquettes and tables graced with crystal chandeliers and a stage on which the Steinway holds pride of place. As the 8 o'clock hour approached, smartly dressed San Franciscans along with tourists in casual wear made their way into the hotel, the buzz in the air clearly indicating that they were here to enjoy the best that San Francisco had to offer. And tonight that 'best' was powerhouse performer Joan Ryan. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

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Photo Flash: YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre presents the Mel Brooks Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN. The show opened last night, January 23, and runs through March 16, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Feinstein's at the Nikko Welcomes Joan Ryan Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2014

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to welcome actress and singer Joan Ryan, who boasts an impressive four octave range, for her long-awaited return to the San Francisco cabaret stage with her self-titled show Joan Ryan, LIVE!, written and directed by Andrew MacBean (Associate Director with Trevor Nunn on Andrew Lloyd Webber's Aspects of Love and Sunset Boulevard) and musical direction from Todd Schroeder (musical director for Sam Harris, Jason Alexander), tonight January 23, 2014 at 8 p.m. at Feinstein's At The Nikko (222 Mason Street) in San Francisco. (more...)

Davis Gaines to Star in THE MUSIC MAN at Musical Theatre West, Beg. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard. (more...)

OPTION UP! to Premiere 2/9 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

Option Up! (with Chris and Aaron) premieres Sunday, February 9, 2014 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through May 11 at 7:30 PM. Tickets are available by calling 773.327.5252 or by visiting www.stage773.com (more...)

YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN Begins Previews Tonight at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, presents the Mel Brooks Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, previewing tonight, January 16, opening Thursday, January 23, and running through March 16, 2014. (more...)

Jeff Blumenkrantz's MONTH UPON A TIME World Premiere Set for 54 Below, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

For one night only, Tony-Nominated composer (Urban Cowboy, 'I Won't Mind') and actor (Murder for Two) Jeff Blumenkrantz presents the world premiere performance of his song cycle Month Upon a Time next Wednesday, February 12, at 9:30PM at 54 Below. (more...)

Elodie Gillett & Adrian Marchuk to Lead Stephen Sondheim's MARRY ME A LITTLE at Tarragon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2014

Tarragon Theatre, under the artistic direction of Richard Rose, proudly presents Marry Me A Little with music and lyrics by the undisputed master of the contemporary musical, Stephen Sondheim. Directed by Adam Brazier with musical direction by Paul Sportelli, this charming and bittersweet tale about love, loneliness and commitment stars Elodie Gillett and Adrian Marchuk. Marry Me A Little opens Wednesday, March 5 and runs to April 6 (with previews from February 26) in Tarragon's Mainspace. Tickets range from $21-$53 (inclusive of HST) and are available by calling Patron Services at 416-531-1827 or by visiting www.tarragontheatre.com . (more...)

Angela Lansbury on Her Career, Irish Tea, and 'One of the Best Parts' She's Ever Played
by Hilary Kelly - Feb 3, 2014

Noel Coward's Blithe Spirit, set to open in previews on 1 March at the Gielgud Theatre, features Angela Lansbury reprising her role after the play's New York staging in 2009. Lansbury plays a medium hired by a skeptical novelist who actually manages to call up the spirit of his first wife during a seance that wasn't meant to succeed - a role for which she won her fifth Tony Award. Lansbury talked to the Irish Times about her upcoming performance on the West End, her career thus far, and her favorite kind of tea. (more...)

Drury Lane Offers Valentine's Package; 3-Course Meal and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

In celebration of the most romantic day of the year, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will offer a three-course dinner and theatre package including tickets to the Mel Brooks Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN on Valentine's Day. Treat your loved one to the comedic re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend and indulge Drury Lane's delicious menu items. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/23/2014
by BWW - Feb 23, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/23/2014 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

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Joan Ryan Brings Solo Show To Catalina Jazz Club, 3/16
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 19, 2014

Recognizable screen star and stage performer Joan Ryan will bring her solo cabaret act to the Catalina Jazz Club later this month in a special performance also featuring popular Broadway and film star Eric McCormack in an evening benefiting the Trevor Project. (more...)

LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2014 Is Jennifer Kranz; Interviews with the Winners!
by Don Grigware - Feb 18, 2014

On Sunday, February 16 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2014 came to an exciting conclusion at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. After an amazing two-hour program in which the 20 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, fourteen contestants were eliminated and the top six* finalists selected. After a brief intermission, each of the six then proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 18 judges made the final decision. Musical director par excellence James Lent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

Kennedy Center Hosts AN EVENING WITH PATTI LUPONE AND MANDY PATINKIN, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts presents An Evening with Patti LuPone and Mandy Patinkin tonight, February 18 to the 23rd, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Eisenhower Theater. (more...)

Drury Lane Offers Valentine's Package; 3-Course Meal and YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

In celebration of the most romantic day of the year, Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, will offer a three-course dinner and theatre package including tickets to the Mel Brooks Broadway hit YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN on Valentine's Day. Treat your loved one to the comedic re-imagining of the Frankenstein legend and indulge Drury Lane's delicious menu items. (more...)

Davis Gaines Stars in THE MUSIC MAN at Musical Theatre West, Beg. Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the second production of their 61st season, Davis Gaines (Los Angeles' longest-running Phantom in The Phantom of The Opera) starring as Professor Harold Hill and Gail Bennett (Mary Poppins) starring as Marian Paroo in Meredith Willson's timeless and joyous, THE MUSIC MAN, book, music and lyrics by Meredith Willson, based on a story by Meredith Willson and Franklin Lacey, musical direction by Corey Hirsch, choreography by John Todd and directed by Jeff Maynard. (more...)

Jeff Blumenkrantz's MONTH UPON A TIME World Premiere Set for 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

For one night only, Tony-Nominated composer (Urban Cowboy, 'I Won't Mind') and actor (Murder for Two) Jeff Blumenkrantz presents the world premiere performance of his song cycle Month Upon a Time tonight, February 12, at 9:30PM at 54 Below. (more...)

Pianist Anthony de Mare to Celebrate Sondheim in LIAISONS: RE-IMAGINING SONDHEIM FROM THE PIANO, 3/29-30
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

After performing nationwide in 2012-13 throughout the U.S. and Canada, LIAISONS: Re-Imagining Sondheim from the Piano featuring internationally renowned contemporary pianist Anthony de Mare comes to the Mondavi Center for two nights only March 29 (8:00om) and 30 (2:00pm). Based on the music of the legendary composer/lyricist Stephen Sondheim, LIAISONS is an intrepid program of new, solo piano works by some of the world's foremost contemporary composers - this marks the first time that Sondheim songs have ever been re-imagined for solo piano. Commissioned purely for this landmark project, composers from the realms of classical, jazz, film, pop, musical theater, opera and avant-garde music have come together to pay homage to Sondheim, whose music has dominated American musical theater for the past four decades. LIAISONS' 2012-13 nationwide tour has made stops in San Francisco, New York City, Fort Worth, and Hudson Opera House, to name a few, and will continue throughout 2014. A full recording of the project is also underway, produced by Judith Sherman, for release in 2015. Tickets are $19-$42. To purchase, contact Mondavi Arts at 530-754-2787 or visit mondaviarts.org. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Andrea McArdle Talks 54 Below Show DREAM ROLES, Plus New Album, ANNIE Memories, BWW VISITS OZ & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 10, 2014

Today we are talking to a terrifically talented triple-threat diva known for her legendary Broadway performance as the title character in the iconic original production of ANNIE as well as notable appearances on Broadway since in STARLIGHT EXPRESS, LES MISERABLES, STATE FAIR and more - the engaging and passionate Andrea McArdle. Opening up about her life after 'Tomorrow' as well as sharing memories of her time in ANNIE, McArdle sheds some light on her idiosyncratic showbiz career and shares sensational stories from her past and present while also looking ahead to the future. Additionally, McArdle looks back on many of her most famous roles to date, including her roller skating days in STARLIGHT EXPRESS and her recent stint as MAME herself, as well as her various Judy Garland-related properties, too - the TV biopic RAINBOW and the stage adaptation of MEET ME IN ST. LOUIS among them, not to mention her sensational star turn as the opener of the recent sold-out series of 10th anniversary concerts at Joe's Pub, BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, directed by Richard Jay-Alexander and MaryBeth Abel, where she exquisitely performed 'I'm Always Chasing Rainbows'. Plus, McArdle comments on her recent Broadway Records live album 70'S & SUNNY and the material and decade that inspired it. Most importantly, McArdle looks ahead to her new series of solo shows kicking off at 54 Below this week titled DREAM ROLES and previews some of the stupendous song selections she has chosen for the show - with material by Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse and more included! All of that and much, much more awaits in this career-spanning chat with one of Broadway's best and best-loved leading ladies. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE! Donna Murphy Set For ROYAL PAINS Guest Starring Role
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Donna Murphy has just landed a recurring guest starring role on hit USA series ROYAL PAINS, BroadwayWorld can exclusively confirm. (more...)

Nick Ziobro to Debut New CD at Birdland, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Nick Ziobro, the 17 year-old pop/jazz vocal sensation, will release his debut album A Lot of Livin' to Do on Tuesday, May 20. The new disc, produced by Michael Feinstein - the two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy Award-nominated vocalist, pianist and musicologist - and available through Titanium Entertainment, will be available in stores and digital outlets such as iTunes and Amazon.com. The album's debut single 'This Guy's In Love with You' is now available on iTunes. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre to Close 205th Season With HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, 5/13-7/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 205th season with an all-new production of Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Directed by Casey Hushion, with choreography by Michele Lynch, this musical extravaganza begins previews on May 13th, opens on May 21st and runs through July 13th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' ASSASSINS, Running 6/13-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for ASSASSINS, directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Mike Ford. ASSASSINS begins performances on Friday, June 13, 2014 with Press Opening on Saturday, June 14th, and runs at Theater Wit in Chicago through Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

New York Conservatory Pays Tribute to Broadway Journeyman, Herbert Greene, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Monday night, April 28, New York Conservatory presents a rare treat. We're used to concerts and benefits on the household names of musical theatre - especially the Golden Age - but here's one dedicated to one of the Great White Way's unsung heroes - Herbert Greene. A shrewd producer, natural conductor and orchestrator, and gifted composer, Greene was behind some of Broadway's classic productions. He worked side-by-side with Meredith Willson on the legendary The Music Man and with Frank Loesser onMost Happy Fella; built the enthralling orchestrations behind Sondheim's Anyone Can Whistle, a musical ahead of its time, even influencing the addition of a song which was a veiled 'Love Note" to Lee Remick; and even trained Broadway luminaries likeamong them were Rex Harrison, Rosalind Russell, Angela Lansbury, Barbara Cook, Robert Preston, Don Ameche, and Judy Holliday. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Donna Murphy to Guest on USA's ROYAL PAINS
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Multi award-winning actress and singer Donna Murphy ("Made in Jersey," "Trust Me") will guest in the sixth season of ROYAL PAINS which returns this summer with 13 all new episodes. (more...)

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