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BWW Reviews: Ambitous New Cabaret Shows From SHANA FARR and JILLIAN LAURAIN Reach High But Fall Short
by Stephen Hanks - Mar 31, 2014

'A man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?' once wrote the poet Robert Browning. The line is about setting goals, striving, and ambition, all of which can be commendable desires. But sometimes in the world of cabaret, the desire to achieve the next level or to raise one's personal bar can be an overreach and overly ambitious. Such was the case with two shows staged this past week by two accomplished singers-Shana Farr and Jillian Laurain--who over the past couple of years have garnered mucho kudos for their vocal prowess and solid shows. Nobody could fault these lovely ladies for pushing their performance envelopes, but in both cases they fell short of their goals. (more...)

Review Roundup: LADY GAGA Live at Roseland Ballroom
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

Lady Gaga kicked off her 28th birthday by performing at Roseland Ballroom on Friday night, March 28, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Stunning Images of Lady Gaga Kicking Off Closing Run at New York's Roseland Ballroom
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 29, 2014

Lady Gaga kicked off her 28th birthday by performing at Roseland Ballroom on Friday night, March 28, 2014. The concert kicked off a 7 show run, which will close NY's famed Roseland ballroom. She performed many of her hits, including Born This Way, Monster, Bad Romance, Just Dance, Poker Face, Applause, and G.U.Y. As she told fans from the stage 'Thanks for making this the best birthday ever!'. The only complaint? The show was only an hour. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Kate Baldwin, Roslyn Kind & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

This April, May and June at 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit (more...)

Sara Jean Ford Joins Lineup of DCINY's DEFYING GRAVITY, Set for this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Broadway star Sara Jean Ford, currently starring as Christine in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, joins the already stellar line up for this Sunday afternoon's concert, presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY). Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, is the first concert collaboration between groundbreaking choral composer and Grammy winner Eric Whitacre and renowned Academy Award and Grammy-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, whose musical Wicked continues to run on Broadway after more than 10 years. Performing alongside Sara Jean Ford, who will be the soloist for Eric Whitacre's 'Fly to Paradise,' from Virtual Choir IV, is star performer Ashley Brown, the original Mary Poppins on Broadway. Eric Whitacre conducts the Distinguished Concerts Singers International- comprised of choirs from across North America as well as Italy and China- as well as Stephen Schwartz himself for select works. Sara Jean Ford was last heard with DCINY as soprano soloist for Messiah ... Refreshed! and in Whitacre's Paradise Lost on tour with DCINY at Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Auditorium Theatre and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. (more...)

by Jessica Abejar - Mar 26, 2014

Fantastic artistry, skillful control, and incredible dynamics were all offered on the last evening of the REVERBdance Festival 2014, leaving the audience in high anticipation as to who would win the most coveted prize. (more...)

by TV News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

ONE LAST HUG: THREE DAYS AT GRIEF CAMP highlights the work of professional counselors and volunteers at Camp Erin. (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Jeremy Jordan Set for Kennedy Center's CHILDREN OF EDEN Concert on 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Kennedy Center presents Children of Eden in Concert on Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird, the semi-staged performance is directed and choreographed by Tony® nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The all-star Broadway cast includes Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Jeremy Jordan and will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. This one-time-only event is made possible by the HRH Foundation. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 28. (more...)

Met Opera Live's LA BOHEME to be Broadcast at THT, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

It's the most-performed opera in the history of the Metropolitan Opera, and with good reason. Famous melodies and a heart-breaking story have made it perhaps the most popular opera of all time. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Martha Graham Dance Company Mixes Old and New Flavors
by Victoria Shadle - Mar 25, 2014

Watching a notable prolific choreographer's company perform two of her historic masterpieces is always a treat. Even more flavorful is when these pieces surround the main course of a world premiere created by a new star in the dance world. Judging from the packed house's resounding Applause, it will go down in the minds of many as a decadent meal of modern dance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jillian Michaels' MAXIMIZE YOUR LIFE Tour Impresses a 'Top 5 Smartest City in the World'
by Christina Mancuso - Mar 24, 2014

Bad-ass fitness trainer, Jillian Michaels, appeared for one night only at the Palace Theatre in Columbus, Ohio on her second national 'Maximize Your Life' tour. But be prepared. This ain't no fitness show. It's a 2 hour wake-up call to anyone who is ready to face their demons, transform their lives, and be their best self. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - LADY GAGA Unveils Music Video for New Single G.U.Y.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Lady Gaga has released the full music video for her third track G.U.Y. from her album ARTPOP. Get a first look below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: PAUL TAYLOR'S 1982 'Mercuric Tidings' Trumps His 2014 Premiere
by Sondra Forsyth - Mar 24, 2014

On the evening of March 20th 2014, as part of the Diamond Anniversary celebration of the Paul Taylor Dance Company at the Koch Theater, the troupe offered a triple bill that included a recent world premiere and an enduring favorite from 1982. The first two offerings, choreographed in 2012 and 2013 respectively, earned only tepid Applause from everyone in the audience including me. The closing piece, on the other hand, rightfully received a nearly thunderous ovation and I was clapping as enthusiastically as the rest of the dancegoers. I only hope that this disparity between the work that was choreographed over three decades ago and those more newly created is not an indication that Taylor, at 83, is no longer turning out the top quality dances that secured him a place in the pantheon of great American modern dance pioneers. (more...)

Darren Criss Details His GLEE Character's Applause-Worthy Quirks
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 24, 2014

GLEE breakout star and Broadway headliner Darren Criss opens up about the finer points of his character of the hit FOX musical dramedy series as part of an ongoing social media fan Q&A. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCKY HORROR SHOW Creator Richard O'Brien Thrilled Adelaide Audiences
by Barry Lenny - Mar 23, 2014

Fans of the show, or the film, will be turning up in droves and, quite possibly, attending more than once during this season. (more...)

Review Roundup: LES MISERABLES Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 23, 2014

Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil & Claude-Michel Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical Les Miserables opened last night, Sunday, March 23 on Broadway at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JOSEPH, You're Doing Fine
by Elee Schrock - Mar 23, 2014 reviews the Chicago stop on the National Tour of 'Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHREK Makes a Believer Out of Richmond
by Jeremy Bustin - Mar 23, 2014

Given its short run on Broadway, it's only fair that one would approach SHREK: THE MUSICAL with a little bit of skepticism. But just a few short minutes into this first-rate feast of entertainment at Virginia Repertory Theatre's Children's Theatre at Willow Lawn, audiences will believe in a dancing, singing and wildly amusing SHREK. Together, David Lindsay-Abaire and Jeanine Tesori have written an endearing and light score suitable for the entire family. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT Blows Houston Away
by David Clarke - Mar 22, 2014

Unable to see AMERICAN IDIOT in New York City, I am so happy that the Third National Tour finally brought the show to Houston, TX. This lively, youthful cast owns every moment of this explosive and exhilarating AMERICAN IDIOT, and I can't imagine any other cast performing this rollicking, raucous piece as well as they do. Every human on the stage gives this show everything they can, and the end result is something I'll cherish for years to come. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Triumphal March to Brilliance - Verdi's REQUIEM at San Diego Opera
by Erica Miner - Mar 21, 2014

Otello. Aida. Don Carlo. The comparisons are irresistible. (more...)

Lisa Brummel: We Day Seattle 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

LISA BRUMMEL: Thank you. Right on. Stand up. (Cheers, Applause.) (more...)

BWW Reviews: Jason Robert Brown Performs at Fund-Raiser for Columbia's Red Branch Theatre Company
by Charles Shubow - Mar 21, 2014

Tony-winning composer Jason Robert Brown returns to being a vocalist for a special fund-raiser. (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead the New York Philharmonic in Free Memorial Day Concert, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Music Director Alan Gilbert will lead the New York Philharmonic in Tchaikovsky's Symphony No. 5 and Nielsen's Helios Overture at the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert, Monday, May 26, 2014, at 8:00 p.m. at The Cathedral Church of Saint John the Divine. This will be the 23rd Annual Free Memorial Day Concert offered by the New York Philharmonic, a tradition begun in 1992 as a gift to the people of New York City. Alan Gilbert has led the Annual Free Memorial Day Concert each year since becoming Music Director in the 2009-10 season. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis on the day of the performance; ticket distribution will begin at 6:00 p.m. The audio of the performance will be broadcast onto the adjacent Pulpit Green, weather permitting. The program will be presented without intermission. (more...)

Timberlake, Lorde, Imagine Dragons Top Finalists for 2014 BILLBOARD MUSIC AWARDS; Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

dick clark productions and Billboard, the ultimate authority in music and home of the iconic Billboard charts defining success in music, today announced the finalists for the 2014 Billboard Music Awards (more...)

Christina Perri's 'HEAD OR HEART' Bursts Onto Top 5 on Billboard 200
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

'HEAD OR HEART,' the new album from Atlantic recording artist Christina Perri, has made an awesome entry onto the SoundScan/Billboard 200, arriving at #4 in its first week on the chart (more...)

Ingram Micro Cloud Expands Global Services Portfolio and Program, Offers Greater Flexibility and Business Value With New Platform
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

SANTA ANA, CA(Marketwired - Apr 8, 2014) - Ingram Micro Cloud, a global division of Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM), today announced several new cloud services and solutions, as well as an expanded cloud channel program and its new, global Cloud Marketplace powered by Parallels software. The news was met with Applause from the more than 900 attendees at its annual Ingram Micro Cloud Summit taking place this week in Hollywood, Fla. (more...)

Patina Miller, Bryan Cranston, Cherry Jones & More Take Home 2014 IRNE Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

The Independent Reviewers of New England congratulate the entire greater Boston theater community on another successful year of stellar productions. The 18th Annual IRNE Awards was held on Monday, April 7, with awards in 54 categories in writing, acting, design in all disciplines, and directing. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch LADY GAGA: Live at Roseland Ballroom Concert in Full!
by TV News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Lady Gaga live streamed her final performance at New York City's legendary Roseland Ballroom, which closed its doors permanently following her appearance. Watch the concert in its entirety below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: AS YOU LIKE IT - Comedic Farce Delights at Great Lakes Theater
by Roy Berko - Apr 8, 2014

What do the phrases, 'all the world's a stage' and 'too much of a good thing' have in common? They are both quotes from Shakespeare's pastoral comedy 'As You Like It.' As is true of that genre, the play, which was written early in 1600, deals with shepherds and the rustic life, but, also concerns love, in its various forms. (more...)

ALWAYS...PATSY CLINE Returns to STAGES St. Louis 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

STAGES St. Louis will welcome back to the stage, after unprecedented demand, Always... Patsy Cline, beginning April 22, 2014 to The Playhouse at Westport Plaza. Always... Patsy Cline was originally produced by STAGES during its record-breaking 27th Season, which resulted in two added performances and historic attendance. Nightly, the audiences stopped the show with thunderous Applause for numbers like 'Crazy,' 'Lovesick Blues,' and 'Your Cheating Heart.' (more...)

Steve Kazee, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Concert & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

by Brett Considine - Apr 6, 2014

Homos in Kimonos offers an alternative night of entertainment. It is highlighted by two promising young performers who boast an impressive vocal presence that is seemingly magnified by the unique and appealing venue. (more...)

VIDEO: LADY GAGA to Give Inside Look at Final Roseland Ballroom Show on MTV Tonight; Watch Promo!
by TV News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

MTV and Logo TV today announced plans to join forces and collectively turn over its networks to global superstar Lady Gaga for a day long multiscreen celebration on Friday, April 4. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Carolee Carmello, Melissa Errico & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 4, 2014

Featured in 'Broadway Showstoppers!' at 54 Below - three-time Tony® nominee Carolee Carmello; appearing in 'At the Corner of 54th & Crazy' at 54 Below - Tony nominee Melissa Errico; vocalist and recording star Roslyn Kind; featured in 'The Wild Party Swings: Andrew Lippa Meets Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band' at 54 Below - Tony nominated composer/lyricist Andrew Lippa with Ciara Renee; featured in '54 Below Sings Applause' - two-time Tony nominee Penny Fuller; featured in '54 Below Sings Time and Again' - Elena Shaddow and director Eric Michael Gillett, all took part in a special press preview event today at 54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out a photo preview below! (more...)

LA TRAVIATA at bergenPAC to Feature NJ Residents, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

When the curtain rises in the New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera's new production La Traviata, the audience will recognize several familiar faces on the stage. The New Jersey Association of Verismo Opera presents its spring production, La Traviata, this Sunday at the Bergen Performing Arts Center (bergenPAC). Last performed by the nonprofit company in 2006, Verismo Opera will present Giuseppe Verdi's opera on April 6, 3:00 p.m., at the bergenPAC, located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Engeman's THE MUSIC MAN
by Melissa Giordano - Apr 3, 2014


VIDEO: Lady Gaga Performs G.U.Y. & Dope on Special LETTERMAN Performance
by TV News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Lady Gaga invited the entire audience of the LATE SHOW with DAVID LETTERMAN to Roseland Ballroom for a very special performance (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCK GOD Worthy of Solid Praise
by Brett Considine - Apr 3, 2014

Joel Creasey's polished performance belies his young age. Rock God is proof that Joel Creasey is a comedian who has taken off and is heading for a high cruising altitude. (more...)

Caroline Sheen, Graham MacDuff and More Join Cast of RAGS IN CONCERT, April 28 in London
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

The Tony Award nominated musical Rags is coming to London for one night only with tickets from only £20. All proceeds from its performance will go to Centrepoint, the UK's leading charity for homeless young people. Rags ran for only a short while on Broadway in 1986 but developed a passionate following and will no doubt take London by storm. (more...)

LADY GAGA to Live Stream Final Roseland Ballroom Show
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Today, Lady Gaga announced that she will live stream the final performance at New York City's legendary Roseland Ballroom, which will close its doors permanently following her appearance. (more...)

BWW Blog: Alex Urdiales - Lessons from WICKED
by Guest Blogger: Alex Urdiales - Apr 14, 2014

'Good News! She's Dead!!' Just after the curtain opens, those are the first lyrics that jump out at the audience, as the, 'Citizens Of Oz.' decked out in various shades of green, including emerald, rush onto the stage to celebrate the death of the 'Wicked Old Witch Of The West!' Oh how little 'They' know. And what I mean by 'They,' is not only the people of Oz, but the audience as well. By the time the first song has ended to thunderous Applause, nothing in the world we know about Oz has changed. I smile as I watch from the back of the House, and I know that, for about the next 2 hours, the audience will find that the Land of Oz, they thought they knew, will change, 'for good.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Len Cariou, Penny Fuller, Lee Roy Reams & More Take Part in 54 SINGS APPLAUSE
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 14, 2014

With original stars Len Cariou, Penny Fuller & Lee Roy Reams, 54 Below reunited three of the original stars of this Strouse/Adams/Comden/Green smash musical Applause, in celebration of a most cherished score. The trio reminisced and re-lived adored songs such as The Best Night of My Life, Think How It's Gonna Be & One Hallowe'en along with the amazing supporting cast. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: YOUTH AMERICA GRAND PRIX Comes of Age With Grace, Artistry, and Professionalism
by Sondra Forsyth - Apr 14, 2014

On the occasion of the 15th anniversary of Youth America Grand Prix, known to all as YAGP, the international competition founded by former Bolshoi principals Larissa and Gennadi Saveliev offered a three-evening celebration at the Koch from April 9th to 11th 2014 that completely converted this former naysayer into a diehard fan. All of my complaints from 2012 and 2013 have been addressed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: McDonald Mesmerizes in LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL
by Michael Dale - Apr 13, 2014

There's a lady on stage, and not only is she an entrancing singer, but she's one hell of an actor. (more...)

Review Roundup: LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 13, 2014

Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill opens tonight on Broadway. Lady Day stars five-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald under the direction of Lonny Price (110 in the Shade, A Class Act), will play a strictly limited 10-week engagement with only 70 performances at the Circle in the Square Theatre (1633 Broadway, on 50th Street btwn. Broadway and 8th Ave.). (more...)

by Emma Cambey - Apr 13, 2014

"A life lived in fear is a life half lived" or so say the characters of Strictly Ballroom in both the musical and the 1992 original film. Anyone who has ever seen anything created by Baz Luhrmann would agree that Baz never does anything by halves and he is certainly fearless. To take one of your most popular and iconic films and turn it into a stage musical requires courage and a whole lot of confidence and creativity, none of which Baz Luhrmann lacks. The resulting musical, which opened Saturday night, is one that will please and entertain fans of the iconic film and will also create a new generation of fans of the story in its new form. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Penny Fuller Previews 54 BELOW SINGS APPLAUSE
by Walter McBride - Apr 12, 2014

Two-time Tony nominee Penny Fuller previewed her show 54 BELOW SINGS Applause. BroadwayWorld was there for the event- check below for photos! (more...)

Andy Hardy Grows Up- Mickey Rooney in SUGAR BABIES
by BWW Staff - Apr 10, 2014

Sugar Babies wasn't supposed to be a hit. The 1979 Broadway insiders 'knew' no one wanted to see two has-been movie stars doing hokey jokes from a long-dead low-brow genre. Yet, it was, a big, fat, lines-around-the-box-office smash. And why? Two words: Mickey Rooney. (more...)

Ellie Goulding and Zedd to Perform Songs from 'Divergent Soundtrack at 2014 MTV MOVIE AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

MTV today announced that two of music's biggest breakthrough artists, Ellie Goulding and Zedd, are set to perform selections from the 'Divergent Soundtrack' during the "2014 MTV Movie Awards," (more...)

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