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East Haddam, CT 06423

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Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Living Legend Chita Rivera
by Broadway's Backbone - Sep 26, 2016

The Legendary Chita Rivera got her musical theatre start at the age of 17 on the 1st national tour of 'Call Me Madam' and every step since then has paved the way to making her Carnegie Hall debut on Monday Nov. 7th 2016 at 8:00 in Chita: Nowadays. Chita refers to herself as an eternal gypsy, talks about how dancing is acting without words, and that listening is the best way to learn the craft. With ten Tony nominations and two wins, and with consummate wisdom and skill, Chita shares that many of the disciplines that made her a star, she learned from dancing in the chorus. When the universe opens a door, Chita Rivera always peeks in.  (more...)

Primary Stages' First-Ever Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award Goes to PARADING THE NOOSE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

PRIMARY STAGES has announced the recipient of the inaugural Jeffry Melnick New Playwright Award, established by Jeffry Melnick and administrated by Primary Stages. (more...)

HAMILTON's Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon Join CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway, and New York City Gay Men's Chorus have joined the list of special guests at Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall on Monday, November 7, 2016 at8:00 PM. Presented by Daniel Nardicio, this event marks the first time the Broadway legend will headline the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner will also welcome previously-announced guests Alan Cumming and Andy Karl, with others to be announced soon. Tickets are now on sale at www.ChitaInConcert.com. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's ALLEGRO To Premiere in Europe, Aug 5
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

With a gorgeous, epic score by Richard Rodgers and a groundbreaking for its time book by Oscar Hammerstein II, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro opened in 1947 to the highest advance in Broadway history (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Chita Rivera Extends Cafe Carlyle Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Cafe Carlyle has announced an extension for Broadway legend Chita Rivera's acclaimed, sold out Cafe debut with four encore performances, May 18-21. (more...)

Getting to Know...JEREMY BENTON Again After His Astaire Award Nomination
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 3, 2016

Hard to believe, but it's been four years since we sat down with Jeremy Benton, whom we've since referred to as Broadway's Best Tap Dancer every chance we've had, and now it seems as that title has become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Just yesterday, Benton - a native of Springfield, Tennessee - was honored with a nomination for a Fred and Adele Astaire Award in the category for best off-Broadway male dancer, heralding his critically acclaimed role in Cagney, the Musical. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside PARAMOUR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2016

Cirque du Soleil - PARAMOUR is the organization's first production created specifically for Broadway and it opened last night at the Lyric Theatre.  This marks the first opening of the 2016-17 theatre season! BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of recipient Justin Prescott with the company! (more...)

Janet Dacal, George Merrick, Donna English and More to Lead Goodspeed's Fresh Take on BYE BYE BIRDIE This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Will Return to the Cafe Carlyle Next Week!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 14, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera recently made her Cafe Carlyle debut with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's returning for an encore engagement (May 18-21), and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals to Honor Chita Rivera at Summer 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that legendary performer Chita Rivera will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Chita Rivera Lights Empire State Building Red for AIDS Walk New York
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, stage legend Chita Rivera ceremoniously turned the Empire State Building tower lights red in honor of AIDS WALK New York, which takes place this Sunday, May 15. Scroll down for video and a photo! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside DISASTER!'s Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opened last night, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Paul Castree with the company! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside BRIGHT STAR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star began performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened last Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Sarah Jane Shanks with the company! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/23/2016 - LES MIZ Turns Two and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 23, 2016

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: LES MISERABLES celebrates its 2nd anniversary on Broadway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Eric Sciotto takes over BWW's Twitter today! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Klea Blackhurst and Company Rehearse Drury Lane Theatre's HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

Like THE ADDAMS FAMILY before it, the new musical HAZEL is based on a one-panel comic strip, though audiences are bound to be far more familiar with the character's hit TV series. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHE LOVES ME's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2016

SHE LOVES ME officially opened last week on March 17, 2016, for a limited engagement through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Cameron Adams with the company! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Summer 2016 Season Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the creative team for the 2016 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long! Season tickets are on sale now. Further information is available below as well as at pittsburghCLO.org. (more...)

ArtsRock Will Welcome Chita Rivera in Conversation at Nyack Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

ArtsRock has announced that the legendary Broadway star CHITA RIVERA will appear in conversation with Elliott Forrest at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.artsrock.org or call 855-ArtsRock. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Host 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

Sometimes a single song can save a show. This June, three-time Tony Award-winner Kathleen Marshall comes to the Feinstein's/54 Below stage to share the nail-biting stories behind the 11th-hour songs that saved the day and became Broadway classics in "A Funny Thing Happened: Songs From The Road To Broadway," direct from a sold-out run at the 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Cast of HOLIDAY INN and More Set for Irving Berlin Events in NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company will celebrate a summer of Irving Berlin special events to explore the iconic American songwriter behind "God Bless America," "White Christmas," "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business" and countless others. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

DVR Alert: Chita Rivera to Appear on CBS EVENING NEWS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Two-time Tony winner Chita Rivera will appear on CBS EVENING NEWS WITH SCOTT PELLEY tonight, Monday, June 20, 6:30 PM ET, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for June 13-19, Featuring Nicolette Robinson, The Skivvies, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jun 12, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: A Funny Thing Happened: Songs from the Road to Broadway; Broadway's Best Musical Comedy Stars!; Tom Wopat at The Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Nicolette Robinson at 54 Below. (more...)

The Skivvies, Nicolette Robinson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Anthony Van Laast Teams Up With Kenneth More For New Musical BOORSKALE
by Marianka Swain - Jun 1, 2016

The highly-anticipated professional productions at the Kenneth More Theatre begin this September with Paul Ritchie Tomkinson's musical hit BOORSKALE.  (more...)

Chita Rivera to Perform at East Hampton's Guild Hall This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?On Saturday evening, July 23, CHITA RIVERA brings her solo concert to The John Drew Theater in the Dina Merrill Pavilion at Guild Hall, 158 Main Street, East Hampton, New York, for one show at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $40-$150 ($38-$145 for Members) and are available online http://www.guildhall.org/events/?id=961&mode=id or via the box office 631.324.4050. Free Saunders Student Rush tickets available. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside MOTOWN's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Jul 18, 2016

Motown the Musical returned to Broadway last week at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41 Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony and below, check out photos of recipient Rod Harrelson with the company! (more...)

MANN... AND WIFE, Starring Zachary Prince, Opens Tonight at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents its first production of the 2016 season, MANN... AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running tonight, February 3, through February 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out The Fun and Colorful 1960s Designs For Drury Lane's World Premiere of HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

Klea Blackhurst stars in a new musical inspired by Ted Key's comic and the hit 1960s sitcom. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Host 2016 COLUMN Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, one of Broadway's brightest stars, will serve as the guest star and co-host for the 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Set for New York Live Arts Benefit Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet invites you to attend NYTB at New York Live Arts Benefit on February 27, 2016. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory 2016 to Feature Works by Paul Taylor, Jerome Robbins & Jiri Kylian
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

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New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at New York Live Arts, 2/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 24-27, 2016.  New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets start at $15, and are available online at http://newyorklivearts.org/event/nytb_2016, by calling the Live Arts box office at 212.691.6500, or by visiting the box office, Monday-Saturday 1pm - 9pm and Sunday 1pm - 8pm.   (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group's FIORELLO! Will Be Musical's First Full-Scale Off-Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Berkshire Theatre Group (BTG) has just announced its sold-out production of Jerry Bock and Sheldon Harnick's Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical Fiorello! will transfer to Off-Broadway's East 13th Street Theater (136 East 13th Street, between 3rd and 4th Avenues), home of Classic Stage Company. (more...)

Full Company Set for BTG's Off-Broadway Transfer of FIORELLO!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Today, BTG is thrilled to announce the complete and final casting of this exciting revival - the first ever full-scale New York City and Off-Broadway revival of the hit musical! (more...)

Alan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present CHITA: NOWADAYS, marking the first time Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA will headline the iconic venue Carnegie Hall, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just lastnight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Huntington's Spotlight Spectacular Raises More Than $1 Million for Education & Community Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Hundreds of guests honored Wimberly Award recipient Board Chairman Carol G. Deane and celebrated the all-star cast from the Huntington's hit production of A Little Night Music, while raising over $1,000,000 (with additional gifts still coming in) to support the Huntington's renowned education and community programs at the Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 25. 'We are here to ensure another year of access to the Huntington's programs for thousands of young people,' said Managing Director Michael Maso. 'The centerpiece of all our education programs, the place where opportunity begins and lives are changed, is our student matinee program.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

Youth springs eternal in Broadway's new musical Tuck Everlasting, which celebrated its official opening at the Broadhurst Theatre just last night. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of recipient Lisa Gajda with the company! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the WAITRESS Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2016

WAITRESS is officially serving it up on Broadway! Earlier this week, the company of the new musical took their first bows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Charity Angel Dawson with the company! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the AMERICAN PSYCHO Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2016

Patrick Bateman has officially arrived! Just last week, the company of AMERICAN PSYCHO took their first bows at the Schoenfeld Theatre.  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Alex Michael Stoll with the company! (more...)

Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Cafe Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hershey Felder Offers Sneak Peek of Irving Berlin Solo Show at Subject's Former Home
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

On April 18, Hershey Felder offered a a special preview of his show HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN in advance of his one-night-only engagement at The Town Hall on June 6th.  The unique preview event was performed at the former home of Irving Berlin and his family on Beekman Place.   (more...)

Emily Skinner, Kyle Taylor Parker & More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Sandra Mae Frank, Trista Dollison, Kyle Taylor Parker, Jerry Jay Cranford, Martin Burke, David Coffee, Kristina Love, Monte Riegel Wheeler, Casey Elizabeth Gill, and more. All four productions- DREAMGIRLS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will make her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is a a two-week engagement, running April 19-30. For tickets, visit: http://www.ticketweb.com (more...)

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