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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Sept 7 - High-Fashion HAIRSPRAY in PA, a ROCK OF AGES Kick Line and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of SOUL DOCTOR, WICKED, THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, MATILDA, ONCE, KINKY BOOTS, TOP HAT, ROCK OF AGES, OLIVER! at Westchester Broadway Theatre, PHILIP GOES FORTH off-Broadway, HAIRSPRAY at Allenberry Playhouse in PA and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Sept 28 - The Elvises of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, JUNGLE BOOK Does BREAKING BAD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of Paper Mill's Broadway-Bound production of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, THE FANTASTICKS, 5th Avenue Theatre's SECONDHAND LIONS, TOP HAT, the EVITA and WICKED national tours, THE MOST HAPPY FELLA at Goodspeed, THE JUNGLE BOOK anticipating the BREAKING BAD finale, SOUL DOCTOR channeling PIPPIN, and regional productions of SPAMALOT, CATS, MARY STUART at Stratford and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: HINES WARD - The Man, The Champ, The Analyst, The Legend, The IRONMAN
by Christina Mancuso - Sep 27, 2013

You may know #86 Hines Ward as former Pittsburgh Steeler 2-time Super Bowl Champion, MVP of Super Bowl XL, 4-time Pro Bowler, all-time team leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, and the only receiver in Steeler history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for four straight seasons, just to name a few. You may also know him as winner of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 12, NBC Analyst, and even appearing as a competing Celebrity Chef on the Food Network, and in the 2012 Batman film, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Sept 21 - Goodspeed's MOST HAPPY FELLA Bares It All, KINKY BOOTS Preps for Broadway Flea and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos come from the casts of Goodspeed's THE MOST HAPPY FELLA baring it all, THE JUNGLE BOOK at Huntington, NEWSIES, KINKY BOOTS showcasing its wares for the Broadway Flea Market, MOTOWN, CHICAGO, TOP HAT in the West End, THE WIZARD OF OZ on tour, CATS in Toronto, HONEYMOON IN VEGAS prepping at Paper Mill, SOUL DOCTOR, SECONDHAND LIONS at 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle, THE FANTASTICKS and more! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for September 10th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Sep 10, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Remembering Bernie Yvon and honoring Bebe Neuwirth. And the show goes on with Route 66's Alanis Morissette tribute, 'Cats' at the Paramount, Bailiwick's 'Wild Party' and BoHo's 'Parade,' music improv at MCL Chicago, the new Refuge Theatre Project, and Chicagoans on tour with 'Sister Act!' (more...)

Noche oficial de estreno: Wicked México
by Clemente Sanchez - Oct 20, 2013

Wicked México en español es una realidad, es hoy un nuevo capítulo de la historia del Teatro en nuestro país. 'It's time to try, defying gravity' (more...)

¡Todo listo para que Avenida Q México abra sus puertas!
by Clemente Sanchez - Oct 17, 2013

'Producciones Qool' y, 'Luz, Telón y Magia' presentan la producción que se hizo acreedora de tres Tony Awards en 2004, incluyendo Mejor Musical. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: HINES WARD - The Man, The Champ, The Analyst, The Legend, The IRONMAN
by Christina Mancuso - Oct 12, 2013

You may know #86 Hines Ward as former Pittsburgh Steeler 2-time Super Bowl Champion, MVP of Super Bowl XL, 4-time Pro Bowler, all-time team leader in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, and the only receiver in Steeler history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for four straight seasons, just to name a few. You may also know him as winner of ABC's DANCING WITH THE STARS Season 12, NBC Analyst, and even appearing as a competing Celebrity Chef on the Food Network, and in the 2012 Batman film, THE DARK KNIGHT RISES. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for October 10th, 2012
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 10, 2012

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 Equity Jeffs, 'Sunday' at Chicago Shakes, 'Hoodoo Love,' the new musicals 'Clear' and 'The Verona Project,' concerts of operetta and cabaret, a Chicago original cast album and more! (more...)

PIAZZA, REEFER MADNESS, SUNDAY and ICEMAN: 81 Shows in All Nominated for the 2012 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards!
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 6, 2012

Today, BroadwayWorld.com is proud to announce the slate of nominees for the third annual BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, the only fan-voted theater awards in the Chicagoland area! Expanded to thirty categories this year, the BCAs (or "Broadies") honor Chicago's theater productions and artists in both Equity and Non-Equity categories, including plays, musicals, revues, Theater for Young Audiences, touring shows and special theatrical events. Productions which opened between November 1, 2011 and October 31, 2012 were eligible for nomination. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards are the oldest and most popular of the several dozen regional BroadwayWorld Award competitions now being held in the U.S. And you can join the fun by voting for your favorites, and encouraging your friends to vote as the vote totals pile up! (more...)

Hangar Theatre's Project 4 to Continue Through March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2013

Hangar Theatre's Project 4 program celebrates its nineteenth year of introducing theatre as an educational tool in local fourth grade classrooms. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with the Denver Actors Fund
by Stage Tube - May 19, 2014

The Denver Actors Fund (DAF) is a non-profit that offers modest relief when members of the Denver theater community find themselves in situational medical need. Their slogan is 'The new Denver Actors Fund: For when you Break a Leg.' This week, host of 'In Focus' Eden Lane sits down with the board to learn about the DAF programs. Click below to learn more! (more...)

6th Annual Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition Set for This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

See twenty-five (25) talented high school seniors Break a Leg as they vie for $100,000 in scholarship money and two National High School Musical Theater Awards trips to New York City during the sixth annual Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition at the Charline McCombs Empire Theater, 226 N. St. Mary's Street, on Sunday, May 18 at 6:00 p.m. Hosted by Las Casas Foundation, the competition will showcase the talents of hopeful high school students while celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre. (more...)

Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition Announces 2014 Finalists
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Las Casas Foundation is proud to announce 25 finalists have earned a place in this year's Las Casas Performing Arts Scholarship Competition. This year's finalists will compete for $100,000 in scholarship money, in honor of 100 years of entertainment at the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre, and with this year's addition of the Jimmy Award, the opportunity to attend the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (NHSMTA) in New York City. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/12/14 - Boggess & Lewis Join PHANTOM, NYTW Gala and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 12, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Sierra Boggess and Norm Lewis join the cast of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA as 'Christine' and 'The Phantom' tonight! (more...)

PINKALICIOUS, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Highlight Hangar Theatre's 2013 KIDDSTUFF Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2013

The Hangar Theatre's 2013 KIDDSTUFF Season, a series of sparkling live theatre based on favorite children's books and stories, returns with another exciting lineup of plays and musicals for young audiences. (more...)

BWW NEWS DESK: HOW TO ACT LIKE A KID- Special Excerpt!
by Erin Leigh Peck - Mar 6, 2013

Nineteen-year-old Henry Hodges has spent the last fifteen years either on stage or in front of a camera. From playing Chip in 'Beauty and the Beast' to Jeremy Potts in 'Chitty Chitty Bang Bang' and Michael Banks in 'Mary Poppins,' Henry has practically lived on Broadway for most of his young life. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BOOK OF MORMON Tour Cast Says 'Hello' to London Company
by Stage Tube - Mar 21, 2013

In a fun rendition of their opening song, the US touring cast of The Book of Mormon welcomed the London company with open arms. The cast said 'Hello!' to their newly extended family; 'From our family to yours -- have a Happy Opening! Wishing you a long a successful run! Break a Leg!' said the blurb below the video. (more...)

Lea Salonga Sends Social Media Support To LES MISERABLES 2014 Broadway Revival
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 2, 2014

Acclaimed multi-award-winning vocalist, actress and concert performer Lea Salonga has taken to social media to share her support of the new 2014 Broadway production of international hit mega-musical LES MISERABLES in a posting earlier this weekend. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, March 2 - NEWSIES and BOOK OF MORMON Channel SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2013

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up. Today's photos feature the casts of NEWSIES and BOOK OF MORMON channeling SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, a goodbye SIP from MARY POPPINS, some quirky pics from the cast of WIZARD OF OZ in Toronto, and images from THE FANTASTICKS, TOP HAT in the West End, PETER PAN, JERSEY BOYS, THE LION KING, CAROUSEL with the NY Philharmonic, CHICAGO, HIT THE WALL, BUNNICULA, ANNIE, FLASHDANCE, ANYTHING GOES and more! (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY APPRENTICE on NBC - Today, March 17, 2013
by TV Scoop - Mar 17, 2013

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, airing on NBC today, March 17, 2013! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ROCKY's Dutch Colleagues Send the Cast Well Wishes on Opening Night!
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2014

The new musical Rocky, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tonight, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. To wish their Broadway colleagues good luck, the show's Dutch colleagues from from Sister Act, Jersey Boys, Love Story and Hij Gelooft in Mij have sent the cast and crew a break-a-leg video - check it out below! (more...)

Las Casas Foundation Celebrates The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre Centennial in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Comedy, romance, music and drama-the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre has shared it all with San Antonio since it opened its doors in 1914 and now Las Casas Foundation is marking the treasured theatre's 100th birthday with a year-long celebration-and you're invited! From concerts, plays, scholarship competitions and a camp for aspiring entertainers to a special gala honouring the theatre's namesake, the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre will be feted throughout 2014 and there's something for everyone to enjoy. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY APPRENTICE on NBC - Sunday, March 17, 2013
by TV Scoop - Mar 1, 2013

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY APPRENTICE, airing on NBC on Sunday, March 17, 2013! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 6/7 - Part 2 - Tonys Fever Spreads!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our June 7th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Spotlight Foundation presenta AIDA, el musical de Elton John y Tim Rice.
by Clemente Sanchez - Jun 6, 2014

Eva Padrón, talentosa actriz y cantante, ahora funge en AIDA como la Directora de Escena (more...)

PINKALICIOUS, JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH and More Highlight Hangar Theatre's 2013 KIDDSTUFF Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2013

The Hangar Theatre's 2013 KIDDSTUFF Season, a series of sparkling live theatre based on favorite children's books and stories, returns with another exciting lineup of plays and musicals for young audiences. (more...)

VIDEO: The Inevitable Element of Danger in Each STOMP Routine
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Jun 15, 2014

STOMP Co-Creator Luke Cresswell and Rehearsal Director Fraser Morrison laugh peevishly together like schoolboys having fun on a playground as they recall the wildest experiments they have ever concocted throughout the creative journeys they had to take in finding instruments for the show and developing and polishing the technical know-how on how to use them without hurting themselves and the STOMPERS. (more...)

The Midtown International Theatre Festival Announces Lineup for 15th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

Year 2014 marks Year 15 for the MITF and John Chatterton is celebrating in a big way. Prolific producer John Chatterton has been a fixture of the Manhattan theatre scene for two decades. For much of that time, his brainchild, The Midtown International Theatre Festival, has been celebrating the diversity of theatre becoming a leader in presenting powerful works from around the world - and one of the best reasons to come to New York in the summer. The once bachelor MITF now has a full family of arts programs: The Short Play Lab, which will be part of this year's festivities; Cabaret MITF - featuring Broadway and cabaret performers - also be part of this summer's festivities; and the Commercial Division spotlighting works whose production values and subject matter are the stuff for Off- [and on] Broadway; and, of course, the founding Midtown International Theatre Festival. The Midwinter Madness Short Play Festival and the MITF Children's Theatre Festival shared in the fun earlier this year. (more...)

Show Palace Entertainment Presents 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, Now thru 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2013

Show Palace Entertainment presents 9 to 5: The Musical, now through February 24, 2013. (more...)

60 MINUTES SPORTS to Profile Eddie George, 2/5
by TV News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

Eddie George reached heights few have ever achieved on the football fields of the Big Ten and the NFL before he hit the low many NFL players find themselves in post-career. He then remade himself in the business world and on television. But in keeping with the former running back's never-give-up attitude, he's now looking to make a big gain in another career that is as far from the gridiron as one could imagine – to play Shakespeare, something even an Oscar-winning actor will tell you is the craft's acid test. Correspondent Armen Keteyian reports on George's remarkable reinvention into a Renaissance man on the next edition of 60 MINUTES SPORTS premiering Wed. Feb. 5 at 10 p.m. ET/PT only on SHOWTIME. (more...)

Hangar Theatre's Spring Break-a-Leg Program Set for 4/14-18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

The Hangar Theatre's Spring Break-a-Leg program is a one-week musical theatre camp from April 14-18 offering 4th- through 6th-graders the chance to experience all aspects of performance in a fast-moving, fun, and professional theatre environment. By week's end, participants will create an exciting, original musical theatre piece to present in front of friends and family on the Hangar stage! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 22nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 22, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Sondheim shows 'Gypsy,' 'Road Show,' 'Passion' and 'Waltz,' plus Gambatese in Lyric's 'SOM,' NBC's follow-up, Lamont Dozier's show, Bailiwick's Casting Auction results, Chris and Aaron start a monthly variety show, and more! (more...)

BWW Blog: R+H CINDERELLA's Cody Williams - Magical Moments
by Guest Blogger: Cody Williams - Jan 12, 2013

What do you think was going through Philippa Bevans' head as she tucked Julie Andrews into bed, as the budding star sang "I Could Have Danced All Night" during rehearsals for the original Broadway production of My Fair Lady? Do you think she knew how special that moment was? Do you think she maybe had an inkling of how iconic Julie Andrews would become? I bet she did. As I listen to Laura Osnes sing "Impossible" while I drive her to the ball, I find myself wondering the same thing. Will this be the moment in my life that my daughter one day has me describe to her over and over again? (more...)

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Announces Auditions for Summer Season, 2/6
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 10, 2014

Calling all performers- Pittsburgh's premier musical theatre company is hiring for a spectacular summer! (more...)

Pittsburgh Civic Light Opera Holds Auditions for Summer Season Today
by Greg Kerestan - Feb 6, 2014

Calling all performers- Pittsburgh's premier musical theatre company is hiring for a spectacular summer! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG, Churchill Theatre Bromley, February 3 2014
by Gary Naylor - Feb 4, 2014

Gary Naylor sees one of his favourite plays from last year now delivered bigger, brighter and just as bungled, as the Cornley Polytechnic Drama Society starts its UK tour. A&E departments - you have been warned! (more...)

Las Casas Foundation Celebrates The Charline McCombs Empire Theatre Centennial in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Comedy, romance, music and drama-the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre has shared it all with San Antonio since it opened its doors in 1914 and now Las Casas Foundation is marking the treasured theatre's 100th birthday with a year-long celebration-and you're invited! From concerts, plays, scholarship competitions and a camp for aspiring entertainers to a special gala honouring the theatre's namesake, the Charline McCombs Empire Theatre will be feted throughout 2014 and there's something for everyone to enjoy. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 27th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 27, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. That Oscar show, the fall season of national tours from Broadway In Chicago, 'See What I Wanna See,' two from Theo Ubique, Mary Zimmerman's 'Jungle Book,' interesting cabarets at Davenport's and more! (more...)

HNMPL regresa a México: 14 de febrero - Gran Estreno
by Clemente Sanchez - Feb 14, 2014

Los años 80.......Madrid........El 33.........Mario y María.........Colate........Chakas y Paty.........Venancio.......esto y más es Hoy No Me Puedo Levantar México. (more...)

Hangar Theatre's Project 4 Continues Through March 2014
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2013

Hangar Theatre's Project 4 program celebrates its nineteenth year of introducing theatre as an educational tool in local fourth grade classrooms. (more...)

CM PAC'S Upcoming Production of A Christmas Carol, The Musical- Tech Week
by Melissa Giordano - Dec 5, 2012

My next chapter with the cast of A Christmas Carol, The Musical, the upcoming production at Creative Ministries Performing Arts Center's (CM PAC) of Long Island, continues with Tech Week. (more...)

Film Adaptation of VERONICA'S ROOM by Ira Levin in the Works
by Movies News Desk - Dec 4, 2013

Deadline writes that Harvey and Bob Weinstein's TWC-Dimension will produce, finance and distribute a film adaptation of Ira Levin's Broadway play VERONICA'S ROOM. (more...)

Retired Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher Will Make Goodman Debut for Make-A-Wish Illinois Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

It isn't every day you can tell a Chicago Bear to 'Break a Leg!' Goodman Theatre's 7th annual 'Make-A-Wish Night' features the superstar former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and 17-year-old beneficiary Kenneth Schumacher, who wishes to be a part of a professional theatrical production. Urlacher and Schumacher don costumes tailored especially for them and appear in select scenes of the 36th annual production of A Christmas Carol, Chicago's favorite holiday tradition. Tickets for the one-night-only appearance on December 27 at 8pm are available online at GoodmanTheatre.org/Joy, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). BMO Harris Bank is the Major Corporate Sponsor, PepsiCo is the Official Beverage Sponsor and Aon and KPMG are the Corporate Sponsor Partners of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Retired Chicago Bear Brian Urlacher Will Make Goodman Debut for Make-A-Wish Illinois, 12/27
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2013

It isn't every day you can tell a Chicago Bear to "Break a Leg!" Goodman Theatre's 7th annual "Make-A-Wish Night" features the superstar former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher and 17-year-old beneficiary Kenneth Schumacher, who wishes to be a part of a professional theatrical production. Urlacher and Schumacher don costumes tailored especially for them and appear in select scenes of the 36th annual production of A Christmas Carol, Chicago's favorite holiday tradition. Tickets for the one-night-only appearance on December 27 at 8pm are available online at GoodmanTheatre.org/Joy, by phone at 312.443.3800 or at the box office (170 North Dearborn). BMO Harris Bank is the Major Corporate Sponsor, PepsiCo is the Official Beverage Sponsor and Aon and KPMG are the Corporate Sponsor Partners of A Christmas Carol. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Dec 1 - ANNIE's Lilla Crawford is 'Lincoln', Broadway Casts Show Solidarity and More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2012

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature Annie star Lilla Crawford doing a dead-on (although red-headed) impersonation of President Lincoln, the casts of The Public Theater's GIANT, NEWSIES, EVITA, A CHRISTMAS STORY, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, SILENCE! THE MUSICAL, THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ONCE, SPIDER-MAN, CHAPLIN, CHICAGO, WICKED, SCANDALOUS, THE BOOK OF MORMON and many more joining together to support the third season of webseries 'Submissions Only', and quite a few pics from regional shows! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Homegrown Houston Talent Sadie Sink Talks ANNIE
by David Clarke - Aug 4, 2013

The first requirement of any girl that steps into the role of Annie is that they have to be totally adorable. With a kind demeanor and sweet charm, former Houston-area actress Sadie Sink has no problems in that domain. This morning, I got to chat with the 11-year-old starlet who is now sharing the role of titular role with Taylor Richardson in the Broadway revival of ANNIE. In our brief talk, we discussed how she got started acting and what it is like playing Annie in both Houston and in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 8/02- BULLETS Cast Shows Off Healthy Snacks, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)


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'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 17th, 2013
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 17, 2013

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'American Idiot' pays a visit, Circle's 'Death Takes A Holiday,' Porchlight's 'Pal Joey,' TMTC's 'Pajama Game,' plus a piano show, two children's shows, Seth Rudetsky and more, including an unbelievable roundup of current shows! (more...)

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