Bye Bye Birdie
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DOCTOR ANONYMOUS to Run 3/29-5/4 at Zephyr Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

New York-based playwright/psychiatrist Guy Fredrick Glass tackles the controversial subject of gay conversion therapy in a tale of love, liberation and opera. John Henry Davis directs the world premiere of Doctor Anonymous, opening March 29 at the Zephyr Theatre. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents Regional Premiere of IN THE HEIGHTS at TOCAP Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The American Dream takes on a Latin Beat, as Cabrillo Music Theatre will present the regional professional premiers of this 'new classic' - the multi-Tony-winning Best Musical of 2008, IN THE HEIGHTS. IN THE HEIGHTS fuses contemporary music with timeless family struggles, and its' warmth, humor and joyful message resonates with all ages. IN THE HEIGHTS opens tonight, March 28, 2014, playing until Sunday, April 6th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (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 www.54Below.com. (more...)

Patti LuPone to Perform with North Carolina Symphony, 4/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The legendary Patti LuPone will perform with the North Carolina Symphony on Friday, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, which will be led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, are part of the Symphony's 2013/14 Pops season. (more...)

New York Philharmonic to Return to Bravo! Vail for 12th Annual Summer Residency, 7/18-25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 12th- annual summer residency there, performing six concerts July 18-25, 2014. Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct three programs, July 18-20, featuring works by composers for whom he has advocated during his tenure, ranging from Nielsen to The Marie-Jose?e Kravis Composer-in- Residence Christopher Rouse. The other Philharmonic concerts will be conducted by Bramwell Tovey (July 23 and 25) and Ted Sperling (July 24), and will feature works by Copland, Gershwin, Tchaikovsky, Rachmaninoff, and Loesser, among others. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway's Charles Strouse Shares Expertise and Talent with HPU Students
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

High Point University students took the stage alongside a Broadway legend on March 25 where, together, they sang the infamous tune 'The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow.' Even if you don't know Broadway, most are familiar with the popular tune featured in the musical 'Annie.' Scroll down for photos from Strouse's visit! (more...)

Box Office for Off-Broadway's UNDER MY SKIN with Kerry Butler to Open 3/31
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 27, 2014

The Little Shubert Theatre box office for the new Off-Broadway comedy UNDER MY SKIN, featuring Tony winner Kerry Butler, Matt Walton, and Megan Sikora will open Monday, March 31st at 10 AM, producers confirmed this afternoon. Previews for UNDER MY SKIN, written by comedy powerhouse duo Robert Sternin and Prudence Fraser (THE NANNY, WHO'S THE BOSS?), are set to kick off on Saturday, April 5 ahead of an official opening on Thursday, May 15. (more...)

Bianca Marroquin Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Latina superstar Bianca Marroquin returns to Broadway's Chicago as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, March 31. She is also the newly-crowned National Ambassador for the Broadway industry's new Viva Broadway initiative. (Click image to download full-size JPG) On Monday, March 31, 2014, Broadway's celebrated revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse's Tony Award-winning musical Chicago is pleased to welcome back Latina stage and screen sensation Bianca Marroquin to the starring role of Roxie Hart. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN Begins Previews Tonight at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

The beloved classic musical Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN, will begin previews at the John W. Engeman Theater tonight, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. with the official opening on Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. and running through May 18, 2014. (more...)

OPA to Present BYE BYE BIRDIE, 4/4-6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

It is 1958 and beloved, dreamy, rock star Conrad Birdie has to leave the music business because he has been drafted into the military. Before he leaves for foreign shores Conrad will kiss one of his fans goodbye on a popular live TV Show and all will be fantastic, maybe. (more...)

Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Hosts GMHC's Spring 2014 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Today, Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC), the nation's oldest AIDS service organization, announces the sensational news that its annual dinner gala will be hosted by the award-winning actress, singer and dancer, Chita Rivera, and held at Cipriani 42nd Street, tonight, March 26, 2014. A revered Broadway legend, Ms. Rivera is not a stranger to GMHC. In 2004, she starred in GMHC's benefit concert, 'Showstoppers,' featuring 20 Broadway stars performing their signature numbers at Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall. (more...)

Bobby Rydell to Play Las Vegas' Suncoast Showroom, 4/25-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Bobby Rydell, All-American boy of the Baby Boom era, performs his rock n' roll hits at the Suncoast Showroom April 25, 26 and 27. (more...)

Tia Shearer, Maggie Erwin & More to Star in The Hub Theatre's FAILURE: A LOVE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Casting has been announced for The Hub Theatre's spring production of Philip Dawkins musical, macabre comedy, FAILURE: A LOVE STORY. A trio of sisters played by TIA SHEARER (Jenny June), MAGGIE ERWIN (Nellie) and CAROLYN KASHNER (Gertie) guide us through this wonderful fable of love and life as they all lose their hearts to a gentleman caller embodied by the ever-magnetic MICHAEL KEVIN DARNALL (Mortimer Mortimer). The family is made whole with CHRIS STINSON (John N.) an adopted brother and ROSE MCCONNELL as the melodic Gramaphone (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS, 3/28-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2014

The American Dream takes on a Latin Beat, as Cabrillo Music Theatre is proud to present the regional professional premiers of this "new classic" - the multi-Tony-winning Best Musical of 2008, IN THE HEIGHTS. IN THE HEIGHTS fuses contemporary music with timeless family struggles, and its' warmth, humor and joyful message resonates with all ages. IN THE HEIGHTS opens on Friday, March 28, 2014, playing until Sunday, April 6th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

All in the Family... Meet the Full Cast of MOTHERS AND SONS, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 23, 2014

Mothers and Sons, the new play by four-time Tony Award-winning playwright Terrence McNally and starring Tyne Daly, opens tomorrow, March 24, 2014 at Broadway's John Golden Theatre. Also in the cast are Bobby Steggert, Frederick Weller, and Grayson Taylor. Tony nominee Sheryl Kaller (Next Fall) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interview swith the cast below! (more...)

Lost Note Theater's CARNIVAL! Plays Strawdog Theatre, Now thru 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2014

Lost Note Theater Company, dedicated to presenting concert readings of obscure and forgotten musicals, is pleased to present CARNIVAL! with music and lyrics by Bob Merrill, book by Michael Stewart, based on material by Helen Deutsch, directed by Stephen Murray and musical direction by Charlotte Rivard-Hoster. CARNIVAL! will play three performances only tonight, March 22 - March 29, 2014 at Strawdog Theatre Company's Hugen Hall, 3829 N. Broadway in Chicago. (more...)

All Star Productions to Present IT'S A BIRD...IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, 4-22 March
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

All Star Productions have announced their first show of 2014: IT'S A BIRD... IT'S A PLANE...IT'S SUPERMAN, the UK premiere, with music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Lee Adams, and a book by David Newman and Robert Benton. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Co-Host 2014 Southwest Region Ben Vereen Awards, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

Broadway/San Diego has just announced that Ben Vereen will co-host the Southwest Region Ben Vereen Awards on June 14th as well as teach a special master class to the student finalists. (more...)

THE NEW PICASSO Musical, Featuring Robert Cuccioli, Max von Essen and More, Wins 2014 Featured Artist Award at ReverbNation
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Songs from The New Picasso The Musical, music & lyrics by Jonathan David Sloate, won the 2014 Featured Artist Award at ReverbNation, home to over 3 million music artists. (more...)

'Ali Baba Had Them Forty Thieves...' Meet the Full Cast of ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opens tomorrow night, March 20th. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: RAMBO the Musical Coming Next? Letterman Spoofs Stallone's Next Show
by Stage Tube - Mar 18, 2014

On March 13, the night Rocky opened on Broadway, Late Show with David Letterman imagined the next musical to be based on a Sylvester Stallone movie, Rambo the Musical-featuring a guy in full Rambo regalia (tank top, bandanna headband, machine gun) singing…"A Whole Lot of Livin' to Do" from Bye Bye Birdie! Gavin Lodge, last seen on Broadway in the Annie revival, played Rambo in the segment. Lodge, BroadwayWorld's Gypsy of the Month in December 2012, understudied Tick in Priscilla Queen of the Desert and has also performed on Broadway in Spamalot and 42nd Street. (more...)

Liza Minnelli On Hollywood Childhood, Elvis & SIMPLY LIZA
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 18, 2014

Internationally celebrated stage and screen icon Liza Minnelli discusses her incomparable Hollywood history, her affection for Elvis Presley and her new solo show SIMPLY LIZA as part of a wide-ranging new interview. (more...)

THE MUSIC MAN to Begin Previews 3/27 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

The beloved classic musical Meredith Wilson's THE MUSIC MAN, will begin previews at the John W. Engeman Theater on Thursday, March 27 at 8:00 p.m. with the official opening on Saturday, March 29 at 8:00 p.m. and running through May 18, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - March 15 - Part 2 - BULLETS OVER BROADWAY's First SIP; Plus 'THREEPENNY,' DISASTER! & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2014

Yesterday's shots include the first SIP from BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, Atlantic Theater Comapny's THE THREEPENNY OPERA, Off-Broadway's DISASTER!, HARMONY in Los Angeles, plus the national tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! (more...)

Un-Common Theatre's CHARLOTTE'S WEB - THE MUSICAL Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Don't miss The Un-Common Young Performers Production of 'Charlotte's Web - The Musical' being presented at Qualters Middle School, Mansfield today, March 14-16, 2014! Tickets are available for shows today, March 14th at 7:30 pm, Saturday, March 15th at 2:00 pm and Sunday, March 16th at 2:00 pm. Pre-Sale Tickets are $12 for Adults and $10 for Students and may be purchased by calling (800) 838-3006 or on line at http://uncommon-charlottesweb.brownpapertickets.com. Tickets purchased at the door are $15 for Adults and $12 for Students. For Un-Common Members, group sales or handicapped seating please email uncommontheatre@verizon.net. (more...)

Regina Carter's SOUTHERN COMFORT CD Release, Jane Monheit With The MSM Big Band, & More To Be Featured in Birdland Jazz Club's April 2014 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is thrilled to announce their outstanding line-up of amazing talent for the month of April 2014. Birdland will kick-off their exciting month of programming with the following acts: (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Runs 4/4-6 at Olmsted Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

It is 1958 and beloved, dreamy, rock star Conrad Birdie has to leave the music business because he has been drafted into the military. Before he leaves for foreign shores Conrad will kiss one of his fans goodbye on a popular live TV Show and all will be fantastic, maybe. (more...)

CABARET FOR A CAUSE To Feature Kristy Cates, Oona Laurence, Rozi Baker & More, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Tiffany Schleigh presents Cabaret for a Cause, a one-night-only event to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital. (more...)

Tacoma Little Theatre to Stage BYE BYE BIRDIE, 5/9-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

Bye Bye Birdie perches at Tacoma Little Theatre this May. (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...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/06/2014
by BWW - Apr 6, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/06/2014 for Tempe (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ageless TOMMY TUNE Celebrates an Award-Winning Career with Delightful Café Carlyle Debut Show
by Stephen Hanks - Apr 24, 2014

I'll drink what he's drinking. Because given the youthful aura and energy 75-year-old Broadway legend and nine-time Tony Award winner Tommy Tune displayed on Tuesday during the opening night of his debut run at the Cafe Carlyle (Really? After 55 successful years in the biz?), he must be knocking back martinis from the fountain of youth. In his aptly-named new show, More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, the 6-foot-6 entertainer (whom Fred Astaire acknowledged at their first meeting in the early 1980s by saying 'You're one tall son of a bitch') danced, sang, and, like a seasoned raconteur, regaled his audience with anecdotes about his colorful career, doing it all with the boyish charm he must have possessed when as a kid growing up in Texas he dreamed about being on Broadway. (more...)

Natalie Weiss, Teal Wicks, Robin De Jesus and More Set for PUTTING THE PIECES TOGETHER: VOLUME 2 at 54 Below, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

After a sold-out first edition, Broadway's best writers and performers team together again to help raise funds for children with special needs in New York City and around the world. Victor Legra, Anthony Crouchelli & M.O.V.E for Autism present Putting the Pieces Together: Volume 2 featuring the music of Carner and Gregor, Rosser and Sohne, Maglione and Ruiz, Joey Contreras, Justin Anthony Long, Jonathan Lee & Joanna Burns; David Dabbon, and Will Van Dyke at 54 Below April 24 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Melissa Errico, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 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...)

Tade Biesinger, Emily Skinner, Daniel Oreskes & More to Lead BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL at The MUNY; Performances Begin 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Muny announced principal casting for the first show of its spectacular 96th season, Billy Elliot the Musical, directed by Steven Minning, choreographed by Alison Levenberg, with music direction by Colin Welford. Billy Elliot the Musical is sponsored by BMO Harris Bank. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES Opens at the Barn Players
by Steve Wilson - Apr 21, 2014

Follies at the Barn Players in Mission, Kan. is an amusing musical about the demise of the follies and the Weissman Theatre in New York in 1971. Stephen Sondheim wrote the music and lyrics and James Goldman wrote the book for this highly entertaining production. Follies opened on Broadway in 1971 at the Winter Garden Theatre. The 1971 production won all seven Drama Desk Award categories in which it received a nomination and won Best Musical by the New York Drama Critics' Circle. (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...)

Broadway Sings their Favorites with Eden Espinosa & Jenn Colella, Steve Kuhn & More Set for Birdland, 4/28-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for April 28 - May 4, featuring the Steve Kuhn Trio, Broadway Sings Their Favorites - Celebrating the Tenth Season of Broadway Artists Alliance, David Ostwald's Louis Armstrong Eternity Band, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

Lisa Barton Directs BYE BYE BIRDIE at Desert Stages Theater, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

At the tender age of 10 Lisa Barton stepped onto the stage at Desert Stages Theater and never looked back. She grew up in that theater and it set the course of her life as an adult. Barton has directed 7 consecutive On Stage shows at DST including the currently playing Bye Bye Birdie, now running through May 4th. (more...)

11th Hour Theatre Company to Present ALTAR BOYZ, 5/15-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

11th Hour Theatre Company presents its only mainstage production of the season, the hilarious, boy-band "holy hit" musical Altar Boyz running May 15-June 1, 2014 at The Arts Bank at the University of the Arts. With a book by Kevin Del Aguila and music and lyrics by Gary Adler and Michael Patrick Walker, Altar Boyz is directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien with an ensemble cast of Robert Hager, Adam Hoyak, Billy Kametz, Michael Linden, and Nicholas Park. (more...)

Maureen Lipman Joins RAGS IN CONCERT as Narrator; Show Set for London, April 28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Maureen Lipman has been confirmed as the narrator for Rags The Musical in Concert on Monday, 28th April 2014 at The Lyric Theatre. (more...)

Carnegie in Concert Presents BIRDIE TO BRICE: 50 YEARS OF CARMON DELEONE, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

On Thursday, May 22, 2014 at 7:30pm, the 2013-14 Carnegie in Concert season continues with the celebration of Carmon DeLeone's half century of musical influence and achievement. (more...)

Louis Armstrong House Museum and Moving Image to Host Special Screening of HELLO, DOLLY!, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

On Saturday, May 10th, 2014 the Louis Armstrong House Museum and the Museum of the Moving Image will host a dessert reception and special screening of the beloved film musical Hello, Dolly! in honor of Ambassador Satch knocking the Fab Four off Billboards' #1 spot at the height of Beatlemania. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Mesa - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Mesa (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/13/2014 for Tempe (more...)

Patti LuPone Performs with North Carolina Symphony Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The legendary Patti LuPone will perform with the North Carolina Symphony tonight, April 11, and Saturday, April 12, at 8 p.m. in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh. The concerts, which will be led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, are part of the Symphony's 2013/14 Pops season. (more...)

Desert Stages Theatre Presents BYE BYE BIRDIE, Now thru 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Bye Bye Birdie is set to run today, April 11th - May 4th, 2014, playing Todays & Saturdays at 7:30 pm, Saturdays & Sundays at 1 & 3 pm, at Desert Stages Theatre in Scottsdale. (more...)

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