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MasterVoices Presents ST. JOHN PASSION At Carnegie Hall, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), celebrating its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season, presents St. John Passion by Johann Sebastian Bach on February 9, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

VIDEO: Kelly Clarkson Performs 'It's Quiet Uptown' from HAMILTON Mixtape on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

On this morning's TODAY on NBC, global superstar Kelly Clarkson performed 'It's Quiet Uptown' from THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE. Check out the performance below! (more...)

'La La Land' Music to the Ears of D.C. Film Critics
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

'La La Land' was singing a happy tune when The Washington, D.C. Area Film Critics Association (WAFCA) announced their top honorees for 2016 this morning. Sparkling musical love story 'La La Land' was the big winner, racking up seven awards, including Best Film and Best Director (Damien Chazelle). (more...)

Photo Flash: ANNA CHRISTIE, Directed by Peter Richards, at The Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Eugene O'Neill's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece ANNA CHRISTIE, a gripping drama of a woman torn between the expectations of men and the secrets of her past, gets a timely retelling in Working Barn Productions' staging, directed by Peter Richards. (more...)

BWW Review: Delightful THE LITTLE MERMAID at Beck Center
by Roy Berko - Dec 5, 2016

One of the difficulties of doing the Disney Theatrical, The Little Mermaid, is how to do the underwater scenes. Yes, much of the story of Ariel, the daughter of King Triton, the master of the sea, in her search for 'a world in which I feel truly realized in my own terms,' takes place, as the songs states, 'Under the Sea,' in contrast to 'The World Above.' (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE Was Enough at PPAC
by Andria Tieman - Dec 5, 2016

ONCE, the award-winning stage musical based on the award-winning film of the same name, is an obvious addition to Broadway.  Featuring songs written by Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova, who also starred in the film, this production seems like it can't miss.  Unfortunately, despite excellent music and vocal and musical performances from an obviously talented cast, this production's book, by Irish playwright Enda Walsh,  seems to assume that the only people who would be interested in this show are those who have seen the movie.  Therefore, there is next-to-no character development, and random scenes inserted that make no sense to anyone not intimately familiar with the source material.  Since this is a show about music and musicians, one would think that story goes out the window then in favor of reworking this as almost a musical revue, rather than a traditional narrative.  That would have worked, since the story is a sweetly simple one and doesn't require much, but the choice was made instead to shoehorn in extra scenes of dialogue, most of which take far longer and meader far more than necessary to advance the plot, and wind up creating something that is just dull and lazy. (more...)

BWW Review: O'Neill's A TOUCH OF THE POET Reveals Volcanic Forces Stewing in an Irish Tavern in 1828
by Shari Barrett - Dec 5, 2016

Eugene O'Neill is the only American playwright ever to receive the Nobel Prize for Literature and he is a four-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Between 1920 and 1943, he completed 20 long plays, with several of them double and triple length. And unfortunately, the current Pacific Resident production comes in at over 3 hours, a trying time for a play with such dramatic verbiage that it is necessary to pay full attention throughout since O'Neill's brilliant writing is both incredibly introspective yet often very repetitive. So be sure not to eat a huge meal before attending so the urge to fall asleep does not overtake you. (more...)

One Night Only! Cast Announced for MDR Staged Reading of TORN ASUNDER by Nikkole Salter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR) continues its 2016-17 staged reading series, Theater at The Woodland, with a presentation of TORN ASUNDER, written by Obie Award-winner Nikkole Salter and directed by Janeece Freeman Clark (more...)

Academy Award Nominee Lindsay Crouse and Radio Personality Christopher Lydon Star in One Night Only Performance of A CHILD'S CHRISTMAS IN WALES
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Gloucester Stage proudly presents a one-night only benefit performance of Dylan Thomas' moving holiday classic, A Child's Christmas in Wales. (more...)

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoë Doano and Chris Peluso Take Centre Stage for the European Première of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Maxwell Caulfield, Zoe Doano and Chris Peluso are to head the cast of Death Takes A Holiday, the third Charing Cross Theatre musical directed by Artistic Director Thom Southerland. (more...)

The New York Pops Announces New Board Members
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

he New York Pops' Chairman James A. Read is pleased to announce the appointment of Alain Boublil and Elizabeth Ritzcovan to the Board of Directors. (more...)

Ferris & Milnes Release "The Entire Score Of West Side Story In 8 Minutes" Teaser Prior To West End Debut Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Prior to their debut West End debut show "Ferris & Milnes - Christmas Cracker", at the Ambassadors Theatre on Tuesday December 13th 2016, musical theatre comedy double act Ferris & Milnes have released a YouTube teaser preview of their medley "The Entire Score of West Side Story in 8 Minutes", which they will be performing on the night. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy G Gets Us On The List for CLUB SWIZZLE at Sydney Opera House
by Brodie Paparella - Dec 5, 2016

We live in uncertain times; today's version of talent is an impressive Instagram following, YouTube killed the show reel, and much of the art forms once adored are phasing out. What does the emerging theatregoing audience know of vaudeville? Or burleycue? Thankfully, we have those answers in amazing stalwarts reinventing and reenergising these classic forms and making them timeless all over again. As a sincerely scintillating ensemble are bubbling away to create the latest in a line of variety-circus-burlesque triumphs, Broadway World got to sit down with Amy G and talk turkey. Well not actual turkey, mostly we talked about Adelaide. And of course, Club Swizzle! (more...)

New Date For Liliane Montevecchi In ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

ZIEGFELD FOLLIES OF THE AIR: The New 1934 Live From Broadway Broadcast Revue starring Liliane Montevecchi as Mistinguett, has been rescheduled. (more...)

BWW Review: One More Week To See THE SEARCH FOR SIGNS OF INTELLIGENT LIFE IN THE UNIVERSE: REVISITED
by Don Grigware - Dec 5, 2016

One thing is perfectly clear. Jane Wagner's perspective of the 80s, The Search for Signs of Intelligent Life in the Universe is a brilliant piece of writing. When Lily Tomlin performed it in the 80s (the film version was released in 1991) as a one-woman play, portraying all twelve characters, the charm of the play was watching Tomlin's ingenious skill. She flawlessly slipped in and out of all the characters, female and male, without changing makeup, hair or clothes. It was a phenomenal performance. Now thirty years later, Wagner and Tomlin have adapted the work for a cast of 12 actors under the direction of Ken Sawyer, which opened in October and has been extended until December 11 only at the LGBT Center on the Ed Gould Plaza at McCadden Place, Hollywood. (more...)

BWW Review: THE BOOK OF MORMON National Tour - A Need To Find A Meaning
by Keith Waits - Dec 5, 2016

A Need To Find A Meaning (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Takes Opening Night Broadway Bows!
by Walter McBride - Dec 5, 2016

Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical with a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, opened just last night at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Seize the Day! Tickets for Disney's NEWSIES Now on Sale at a Cinema Near You!
by Movies News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Audiences have a final chance to “Seize the Day!” – tickets are now available for “Disney's Newsies: The Broadway Musical!,” playing in U.S. movie theaters for three days only on Thursday, February 16 at 7:00 p.m., Saturday February 18 at 12:55 p.m. and Wednesday, February 22 at 7:00 p.m. (all local times). (more...)

VIDEO: Jonathon Goodwin of Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS Performs on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The cast of Broadway's THE ILLUSIONISTS performed on this morning's TODAY on NBC. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Welcome to Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Dec 5, 2016

Dear Evan Hansen, the new musical with a book by Obie Award-winner Steven Levenson, score by Tony Award nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, and direction by three-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif, opened just last night at the Music Box Theatre (239 W 45th St). BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with MADELINE'S CHRISTMAS at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

KOTA Productions presents Madeline's Christmas, an enchanting musical based on the beloved book series by Ludwig Bemelmans. Performances run Dec 8-18 at The Lion Theatre, located at 410 West 42nd Street. (more...)

FROZEN Fans Rejoice! Dates for the Pre-Broadway Engagement in Denver Are Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Pre-Broadway engagement of FROZEN, a new musical based on Disney's Academy Award-winning musical film, will play The Buell Theatre August 17 through October 1, 2017. Denver Center for the Performing Arts' Broadway subscribers may purchase additional tickets December 12 at 10am. (more...)

Lillian Hellman's THE CHILDREN'S HOUR at The Gamm
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Children's Hour, Lillian Hellman's startingly relevant Depression-era play  opens at The Sandra Feinstein-Gamm Theatre (The Gamm) on January 12. Director Rachel Walshe (Grizzly Mama, Marie Antoinette) directs a cast of Gamm veteran actors and newcomers, including local high school students, in an emotional journey exploring the power of a lie and the nature of public shaming. (more...)

The 'Driver's Seat' Monthly Reading Series Continues at Route 66 Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The 'Driver's Seat' Monthly Reading Series  continues with... THE LAST MATCH by Anna Ziegler. (more...)

Casting, Dates Set for David Ives's THE LIAR at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Classic Stage Company will present the comedy THE LIAR by David Ives, adapted from the play Le Menteur by Pierre Corneille, and directed by Michael Kahn, beginning previews Wednesday, January 11 at CSC (136 East 13th Street).  THE LIAR will have its official press opening Thursday, January 26 and play a limited engagement through Sunday, February 26.  (more...)

BWW Interview: J. Harrison Ghee of KINKY BOOTS at Waterbury's Palace Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Dec 5, 2016

What happens when the young owner of a failing shoe factory in Northampton, England meets a fabulous London drag queen named Lola? Well, in three words - BIG FAB FUN! And audiences will have the opportunity to witness this thrilling, yet touching musical tale, KINKY BOOTS, when the show takes the stage at the Palace Theatre in Waterbury, CT on December 6th. Playing the fabulous drag queen, Lola, is J. Harrison Ghee, and I had the chance to sit down with him to talk about the glamour, the hard work, and the absolute thrill of bringing this story to Waterbury. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's NOTES FROM THE FIELD Adds Another Show at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Anna Deavere Smith's critically acclaimed new work, NOTES FROM THE FIELD, has added a performance at 1pm on Wednesday, December 14. The production plays through Sunday, December 18th at Second Stage Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

BWW Review: Showtunes' LEAP OF FAITH Spotlights Good Voices in a Not So Good Show
by Jay Irwin - Dec 5, 2016

Just a few days ago I reviewed a show that, if you remember, I felt had one major downfall; that the newer songs bringing it from the film version to the stage version had lyrics written by Glenn Slater. Now, just a few blocks from that other production, Showtunes puts up a concert of another film to stage adaptation with all of the lyrics written by Glenn Slater and music from Alan Menken. And while there were certainly some wonderful voices in the concert it just proves one thing that Showtunes needs to pay attention to, not all shows need a revival. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Brian Stokes Mitchell Among Performers on KENNEDY CENTER HONORS on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

CBS has announced the presenters and performers for THE 39TH ANNUAL KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, an entertainment special to be broadcast Tuesday, Dec. 27 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network. The event took place in Washington, D.C. on Sunday, Dec. 4, 2016 with Stephen Colbert as Host. (more...)

BWW Review: Ocean State Theatre Rings in Holidays with Lackluster WHITE CHRISTMAS
by Robert Barossi - Dec 5, 2016

Movies to musicals and musicals to movies. It's been a regular occurrence for years, although it seems that recently it's been happening more and more. Sometimes, the transition from movie to musical, or vice versa, works perfectly and can be pulled off without a hitch. Sometimes it fails miserably. The musical version of the 1954 classic holiday movie White Christmas is neither of these things. It's not spectacular, nor is it a failure. It's uneven, at best, something that is made worse by an uneven and surprisingly disappointing production currently running at Ocean State Theatre Company. (more...)

BWW Review: Laura Osnes Invites Her Audience to Ponder What Ifs in THE PATHS NOT TAKEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Dec 5, 2016

Laura Osnes, Tony-nominated for originating title roles in BONNIE & CLYDE and CINDERELLA, has devoted an entire cabaret act to pondering that hypothetical what if. Bringing an updated version of her show THE PATHS NOT TAKEN back to Feinstein's/54 Below for a four-performance run beginning November 27, Osnes exclusively performed songs which have never seen the light from shows that she nearly booked and either didn't get or had to back out of for one reason or another. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: BWW Takes You On the Red Carpet at the Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Stage Tube - Dec 5, 2016

BroadwayWorld was live on Facebook last night catching up with all the stars on the red carpet at the premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN. See who we got to talk to, including Aaron Tveit, Darren Criss, Terrence Mann, and more! (more...)

DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE Expands New Year's Countdown to New Orleans
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

DICK CLARK'S NEW YEAR'S ROCKIN' EVE WITH RYAN SEACREST 2017 marks the continued expansion of the iconic annual New Year's Eve tradition with coverage from New Orleans, Louisiana in its first-ever Central Time Zone countdown. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Star Todrick Hall Named National Ambassador for 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

The Broadway League has announced that Todrick Hall, now starring in Kinky Boots, will serve as a National Ambassador for the 2017 KIDS' NIGHT ON Broadway, taking place in New York City on Tuesday, February 28th, 2017. (more...)

THIRTEEN's American Masters to Premiere 'By Sidney Lumet', 1/3
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Prolific and versatile filmmaker Sidney Lumet (1924-2011) made 44 films in 50 years, earning the Academy Honorary Award for lifetime achievement after four Oscar nominations. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Annette Bening & David Rockwell Honored at New York Stage and Film Gala
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Dec 5, 2016

New York Stage and Film just held its annual Winter Gala honoring two titans of the entertainment industry: four-time Academy Award nominee Annette Bening and famed architect and Tony- and Emmy-winning scenic designer David Rockwell. (more...)

VIDEO: Matthew Broderick Nails Donald Trump Impression on LATE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

On Friday night's LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT, guest Matthew Broderick shared his impression of Donald Trump and revealed that imitating the President-Elect is tricky business. (more...)

Disney Die Schöne und das Biest: Der Musical-Welterfolg auf Tour
by Marcel Konrath - Dec 5, 2016

Der Musical-Welterfolg gastiert in Berlin, Zurich, Wien, Baden-Baden, Graz und Dresden (more...)

BWW Recap: The Merry Wives of Negan on THE WALKING DEAD
by Jennifer McHugh - Dec 5, 2016

Not really sure what we did to deserve all these extra long episodes this season, but I'm not going to be the one to complain. We were chock full of information in this penultimate (is that possible?) episode for the first half of Season Seven tonight. (more...)

Classic Tale Gets Reimagined in NUTCRACKER! THE MUSICAL Readings This Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab in association with Marc L. Bailin, are presenting readings of Nutcracker! The Musical, with book and lyrics by Nancy Holson, music by Peter I. Tchaikovsky, with arrangements and additional music by Bruce Kieslieng and Peter Rigano. (more...)

FROM GUFFMAN TO SPINAL TAP: 54 SINGS CHRISTOPHER GUEST Announces Initial Casting
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

To celebrate over thirty years in film-making the brightest stars from Broadway and Off-Broadway's biggest hits will share one-of-a-kind performances at From Guffman to Spinal Tap: 54 Sings Christopher Guest on Sunday, January 22nd (7:00pm & 9:30 pm) at Feinstein's/54 Below. The show is directed and produced by Robert W. Schneider. (more...)

Jeff Foxworthy & Larry the Cable Guy Team Up with RFD-TV at Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

RFD -TV is teaming up with comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy to bring the We've Been Thinking Tour to Atlanta!   Superstar comedians Jeff Foxworthy and Larry the Cable Guy will reunite on the We've Been Thinking Tour to bring an unforgettable night of comedy at The Fox Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Exhilarating and Original DEAR EVAN HANSEN Moves To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Dec 4, 2016

While FUN HOME and HAMILTON have certainly not been the only high-quality new musicals to hit Broadway in the past two seasons, they've both displayed the kind of originality and relevance in subject matter, expertise in writing and imagination in execution that works wonders in elevating public awareness of the dramatic potential of the art form and smashing the lingering bias that says singing and dancing diffuses the impact of serious theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside A BRONX TALE's Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Dec 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture photos of A Bronx Tale's sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony before the production's opening night performance, and you can catch the coverage below! (more...)

Susan Lucci Wants to Come Back to Broadway, but Only for the Right Part
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

According to Page Six, Susan Lucci (Annie Get Your Gun) has been offered parts to return to the Great White Way, but 'It has to be the right part. I am not looking to play a soft little lamb. It has to be a juicy seductress role. Let me put it this way, if 'Dynasty' were to become a play, I'd want to be Alexis,' the actress told Page Six at the opening night of A Bronx Tale on Broadway.  (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Adds Performance to Toronto Run
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Since its very first performance in Toronto, COME FROM AWAY has generated enormous demand for tickets. The musical's entire engagement at the newly restored Royal Alexandra Theatre sold out only in the second week of its eight-week engagement. (more...)

Theatreworks to Present SOUL OF BROADWAY HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Listen to some of your favorite holiday and Christmas tunes in a soulful twist with The Soul of Broadway Holiday, December 9-11. From traditional gospel to Motown Christmas, a cast of seven will share some of the holiday's favorites. Led by Mitchell Vantrease and Chanel Bragg The Soul of Broadway Holiday features a number of actors and singers from around the Valley and marks the debut of the Christmas show to Theater Works. (more...)

Jason C. Tramm to Conduct Morris Choral Society CHORUS AND CARROLS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

Jason C. Tramm To Conduct Morris Choral Society "Candles And Carrols" with special guests soprano Andrea DelGiudice, Japanese soprano, Mizuho Takeshita and tenor Theodore Chletsos in Ottorino Respighi's "Lauda Per La Nativita Del Signore' December 10 -11th At The Bickford Theatre (more...)

DREAM LOVER: THE BOBBY DARIN MUSICAL Completes Triumphant Season in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2016

The curtain has fallen on the World Premiere season of Dream Lover - The Bobby Darin Musical at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and producer John Frost is fielding offers for future productions, not only in Australia but internationally. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 12/3-12/4/2016
by - Dec 4, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, December 4, 2016 - Sunday, December 4, 2016. (more...)

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