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Join us in July for one of Rogers and Hammerstein’s most cherished musicals,

Carousel. With classic songs such as “If I Loved You”, “June Is Bustin’ Out All Over” and “You’ll Never Walk Alone”, this story touches upon life, love, and family. Brilliant sets, costumes, and an unbeatable cast complement this celebrated Broadway score. Under the stars, come rain or shine, Carousel will be an experience you won’t soon forget.


Houston Grand Opera to Offer Free Subscription Renewal to Laid-Off Energy EmployeesHouston Grand Opera to Offer Free Subscription Renewal to Laid-Off Energy Employees
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Houston, September 1 2015— Houston Grand Opera (HGO) announces today that the company is offering free renewal for the coming season's subscription package to all laid off employees from the energy industry who are current subscribers.  (more...)

Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9Peninsula Players Theatre's NUNSENSE Opens 9/9
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

Peninsula Players Theatre, America's Oldest Professional Resident Summer Theater and Door County's theatrical icon, continues its 80th season with the hilarious musical comedy "Nunsense," with book, music and lyrics by Dan Goggin.    The lighthearted musical has a six-week run starting Sept. 9 through Oct. 18.  "Nunsense" received the Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical, Best Book, Best Music and Best Off-Broadway Musical.  (more...)

Boston's Colonial Theatre, Where Broadway History Was Written, and RewrittenBoston's Colonial Theatre, Where Broadway History Was Written, and Rewritten
by Michael Dale - Sep 4, 2015

Boston's 115-year-old Colonial Theatre, where so many notable (and not so notable) Broadway-bound productions worked out their kinks and licked their wounds, will be closing in October for at least a year, its future not determined. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Be Next JAMES BOND?: 'I'd Seriously Consider It'Hugh Jackman to Be Next JAMES BOND?: 'I'd Seriously Consider It'
by TV News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Is Hugh Jackman trading in his WOLVERINE claws for a martini, shaken, not stirred? (more...)

Michelle Miller Joins Boston College's Theatre DepartmentMichelle Miller Joins Boston College's Theatre Department
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Accomplished actor, singer, arts educator, filmmaker and activist Michelle Miller, a 1998 graduate of Boston College, joins the University's Theatre Department this academic year as the Rev. J. Donald Monan, S.J. Professor in Theatre Arts. (more...)

BWW Fan Girl: Olivia Hardy on the Impact of Kyle Jean-Baptiste; Plus Exclusive PhotosBWW Fan Girl: Olivia Hardy on the Impact of Kyle Jean-Baptiste; Plus Exclusive Photos
by Olivia Hardy - Sep 3, 2015

Miss our exciting announcement about Olivia Hardy joining the BroadwayWorld.com as an intern writer, teen correspondent and @BWWFanGirl? Click Here. Below, is her very first piece of editorial for the site. Special thanks to Baldwin Wallace University for photos from student productions that Kyle appeared in. (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature TheatreTodd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

The Fulton Theatre to Launch 166th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILYThe Fulton Theatre to Launch 166th Season with THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Fulton Theatre kicks off its 166th season, in deliciously ghoulish fashion, with the creepy, kooky hit THE ADDAMS FAMILY. Gomez, Morticia, and their family of misfits, prove that you can pick everything but your family...THAT you're born with. (more...)

Todd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature TheatreTodd Buonopane & Sherri L. Edelen to Star in Sheri Wilner's CAKE OFF at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Signature Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Cake Off, a new musical by Sheri Wilner (Kingdom City), Julia Jordan (Murder Ballad) and Adam Gwon (Signature's The Boy Detective Fails). Directed by Signature's Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Signature's Gypsy, Shakespeare's R&J) this hilarious new musical is a battle-of-the-sexes set at the 50th Annual Millberry Cake-Off competition. Cake Off runs September 29 - November 22 in the ARK Theatre. (more...)

Sierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale Will Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein with the NY PopsSierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale Will Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein with the NY Pops
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

On October 9, 2015 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will open its 33rd season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage with My Favorite Things: The Songs of Rodgers and Hammerstein. The concert honors the duo's timeless work, which has captured the hearts of every generation of music lovers, and will feature guest artists Sierra Boggess and Steven Pasquale. The program will feature numbers from all eleven of the collaborations between Rodgers and Hammerstein. Selections will include 'A Wonderful Guy' and 'Some Enchanted Evening' from South Pacific, 'The Sound of Music' from The Sound of Music, and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Mornin' from Oklahoma!. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHITE FEATHER Premiere at Union TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHITE FEATHER Premiere at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September, Arion Productions presents the world premiere of new British musical THE WHITE FEATHER at the Union Theatre, 16th September - 17th October 2015 (opening night 18th September). It tells the story of Georgina Briggs whose brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

LA Zoo's Latino Heritage Events to Feature Mariachi Divas, Animals & MoreLA Zoo's Latino Heritage Events to Feature Mariachi Divas, Animals & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Los Angeles Zoo and Botanical Gardens presents its LATINO HERITAGE CELEBRATION on Saturday, September 26 and Sunday, September 27, 2015, 10 am to 4 pm, at the Zoo.  Held in honor of Latino Heritage Month and sponsored by ScholarShare, this weekend-long cultural celebration features performances by the Grammy Award-winning Mariachi Divas and Grandeza Mexicana Folk Ballet Company, a visit from Nickelodeon's Dora the Explorer, crafts, storytelling, a spotlight on native Latin American animals throughout the Zoo -- including keeper talks, mini-tours and up-close animal encounters -- and other fun. (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

Somi, DanceNOW, Ryan Raftery and More Coming Up at Joe's PubSomi, DanceNOW, Ryan Raftery and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its nightly performances, September 2-13, 2015. Scroll down for more details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)

Stage Vet Steven Pasquale Signs on for CBS Drama Pilot DOUBTStage Vet Steven Pasquale Signs on for CBS Drama Pilot DOUBT
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Broadway's Steven Pasquale is lighting up this year's TV schedule.  Deadline reports that the actor will appear opposite Katherine Heigl in CBS's upcoming rework of its legal drama pilot DOUBT. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alexandra Silber On Her Proms Wishlist, Solo Shows And FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!BWW Interview: Alexandra Silber On Her Proms Wishlist, Solo Shows And FIDDLER ON THE ROOF!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 28, 2015

Alexandra Silber talks to BWW:UK about her forthcoming solo shows at Crazy Coqs, plus the forthcoming FIDDLER ON THE ROOF - and why she wants to sing SHE LOVES ME at the Proms next year, please... (more...)

Hugh Jackman On Living in the Public Eye: I Treat It 'Like I'm at a Party'Hugh Jackman On Living in the Public Eye: I Treat It 'Like I'm at a Party'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Hugh Jackman will be polishing his dancing shoes for an all-new stage show set to tour throughout his native Australia later this year, and in a recent interview with the Herald Sun, he spilled the beans on what the show is all about. He told HS: 'The story is pretty much about my life, not only biographically, but the things that I love. What guided me was that I wanted to love every single song. I'm going to do songs from shows that I've done that I love; and songs from shows that I've never done but always wanted to do; and dance and tell stories.' (more...)

A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING and More Set for Reagle Music Theatre's Fall 2015 SeasonA GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING and More Set for Reagle Music Theatre's Fall 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will present four musical favorites from September-December 2015 designed to delight theater-goers of all ages: From Tony-nominated musicals to celebrity concerts and Reagle's popular revues, this season at Reagle will get your toes tapping and your fingers snapping.  (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale This Sunday for CINDERELLA at the Fox TheatreTickets Go On Sale This Sunday for CINDERELLA at the Fox Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play at the Fox Theatre for a limited engagement from November 3-8 as part of the 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta Series. (more...)

Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden to Lead Rubicon Theatre's COPENHAGEN; Sets Sept Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Rubicon Theatre Company just announced stage and screen veterans Linda Purl, Brett Rickaby and Peter Van Norden will star in the company's mainstage production of the Tony-Award winning play COPENHAGEN, directed by international artist Judy Hegarty Lovett. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

THE REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF EDINA Set for New Century TheatreTHE REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF EDINA Set for New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the full cast The Realish Housewives of Edina: A Parody. The brand new comedy, filled with heavy doses of brawls, booze and botox, is coming to the Trust's New Century Theatre September 24-November 15 with oodles of hometown reality in this totally original-and outlandish-parody performance. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase and for more information, call 612.455.9501, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or buy in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., street level, City Center) in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

Tommy Tune & More on Tap for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Third Season of DramalogueTommy Tune & More on Tap for Palm Beach Dramaworks' Third Season of Dramalogue
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Palm Beach Dramaworks is delighted to announce that Broadway luminaries Paul Gemignani, William Ivey Long, and Tommy Tune will be interviewed live, onstage as part of its popular series, Dramalogue - Talking Theatre! This series of six programs, which explores all aspects of theatre in conversations with or about the industry's top professionals and master artists, will also feature presentations on Eugene O'Neill and Rodgers & Hammerstein, and a roundtable discussion with four directors.  (more...)

Tony Winner Warren Carlyle Will Direct Hugh Jackman in BROADWAY TO OZTony Winner Warren Carlyle Will Direct Hugh Jackman in BROADWAY TO OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Tony winner Warren Carlyle, who worked with Jackman on Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway, will direct and choreograph the special concert event. He writes on Twitter: 'So excited to direct and choreograph @therealhughjackman #liveinconcert #broadwaytooz #lucky' (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Return to Stage in BROADWAY TO OZ Concert Show!Hugh Jackman to Return to Stage in BROADWAY TO OZ Concert Show!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Hugh Jackman will be polishing his dancing shoes for an all-new stage show set to tour throughout his native Australia later this year (more...)

Cast Set for THE WHITE FEATHER at Union TheatreCast Set for THE WHITE FEATHER at Union Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

This September, Arion Productions presents the world premiere of new British musical The White Feather at the Union Theatre. It tells the story of Georgina Briggs whose brother was one of over 300 allied soldiers executed for cowardice during the First World War. She won't accept the shame and she won't let it lie. But as she fights for justice a shocking discovery awaits her. (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This FallGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look- London Theatre Presents Jason Robert Brown's PARADE in SeptemberVIDEO: First Look- London Theatre Presents Jason Robert Brown's PARADE in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

For a strictly-limited two week run (1-13 September), this exciting new revival will play the intimate London Theatre Workshop with a talented and versatile cast of 13 actors in multiple roles. This ambitious new production stars Ross Barnes (Carousel Opera North, Little Shop of Horrors, White Bear/Landor) as Leo Frank and Lily De-La-Haye as Lucille Frank. Daniel Holley and Kerry Loosemore play the roles of Frankie Epps and Mary Phagan respectively. Daniel was recently featured on Britain's Got Talent as a member of the 'Kingdom Tenors' and Kerry makes her professional debut. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com for 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015
by BWW - Aug 23, 2015

Hottest Articles on BWWOperaWorld.com from 8/16/2015 - 8/23/2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!BWW Interview: Audra McDonald Updates on P-Town Concert, Eye-Popping BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, SHUFFLE ALONG & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 22, 2015

Audra McDonald has a big year ahead of her! After embarking on a concert tour this fall, the six-time Tony winner, who recenty wrapped filming for Disney's live action Beauty and the Beast, will be back on Broadway, starring alongside Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Joshua Henry and Brandon Victor Dixon in SHUFFLE ALONG. Before all of that, McDonald will head to Provincetown, MA to take part in the acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall concert series, hosted by SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky. For one show only on Monday, August 24 (6:30 PM), she will be joined onstage by her husband and fellow Broadway star Will Swenson, with whom she is currently starring in Williamstown Theatre Festival's A MOON FOR THE MISBEGOTTEN. McDonald recently checked in with BroadwayWorld about Monday's concert, and updated us on all of her upcoming projects! Check out the full interview below: (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill PlayhouseFull Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi) and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in The Bandstand. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman & Jim Carrey Switch Roles on Social Media!STAGE TUBE: Hugh Jackman & Jim Carrey Switch Roles on Social Media!
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2015

Hugh Jackman as the Mask? Jim Carrey as Wolverine? The actors are in the midst of a hilarious social media exchange in which each is impersonating the other's biggest role. Check out how it all went down below! (more...)

Casting Directors Behind THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING & More Nominated for 2016 Artios Awards!Casting Directors Behind THE KING AND I, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING & More Nominated for 2016 Artios Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has revealed its first-round nominees for the 31st Annual Artios Awards across the theater, television, web series and short film categories. This year, the Television Animation category has been divided into two categories: Television Animation-Adult and Television Animation-Children. All winners will be announced at the 31st Annual Artios Awards at the height of awards season on Thursday, January 21, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brian d'Arcy James Shows Off His Dance Moves at SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOXSTAGE TUBE: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Brian d'Arcy James Shows Off His Dance Moves at SETH'S BROADWAY CHATTERBOX
by Michael Dale - Aug 21, 2015

The Tony-nominated star tells of an on-stage prank pulled on him at his final performance in the Broadway revival of Carousel. (more...)

Audra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next MonthAudra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Los Angeles is in for a treat next month! Tony and Grammy-winner Audra McDonald comes to the Hollywood Bowl to sing classics from Broadway and the American Songbook with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Bramwell Tovey, Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, at 8 pm. Audiences on both nights will be entertained by McDonald singing famous tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mancini and Mercer, and others. The evenings also feature gifted American Ballet Theatre dancers on stage to bring Bernstein's Fancy Free to life performing Jerome Robbins' 1944 choreography. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28Stephanie J. Block & Aaron Lazar Set for New York Pops Benefit at 54 Below, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

 On Monday, September 28, 2015, Broadway stars Stephanie J. Block and Aaron Lazar will perform in "A Cabaret Evening" at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of The New York Pops PopsEd Programs and Ronald McDonald House® New York. The two organizations partner to provide music education programs that serve as creative outlets for the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

Hugh Jackman in Talks to Lead Film Adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEYHugh Jackman in Talks to Lead Film Adaptation of Homer's THE ODYSSEY
by Movies News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Hugh Jackman may next be taking on a Greek classic. (more...)

Tickets to CINDERELLA National Tour at Dr. Phillips Center on Sale 8/28Tickets to CINDERELLA National Tour at Dr. Phillips Center on Sale 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Walt Disney Theater at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts for a limited engagement from November 10 through November 15, 2015 as part of the 2015-2016 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Season presented in partnership with Florida Theatrical Association. (more...)

Theatre Raleigh to Present CAROUSEL, A CONCERT, 8/27-30Theatre Raleigh to Present CAROUSEL, A CONCERT, 8/27-30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Theatre Raleigh tops off their extraordinary 2015 Hot Summer Nights series with Carousel, A Concert on August 27 - August 30.  Don't miss this opportunity to see theater's best known songs from the classic Rodgers & Hammerstein musical Carousel, accompanied by the Barton College-Wilson Symphony Orchestra. This performance of beloved hits follows on the heels of this year's successful 2015 season, including Pump Boys & Dinettes, A Few Good Men, Dreamgirls and Sleuth. (more...)

BWW Review: Come Fly with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre at Charming BOEING BOEINGBWW Review: Come Fly with Milwaukee Chamber Theatre at Charming BOEING BOEING
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 19, 2015

With a grand Alexander Calder like mobile hanging over the Cabot Stage when the audience enters the theater, Milwaukee Chamber Theatre (MCT) opens their 2015-2016 season with the modern French farce Boeing, Boeing. Marc Camoletti's 1960 play won a 2008 Tony Award for Best Revival in New York and throughly delighted the Cabot Theatre audiences at the Broadway Theatre Center on opening weekend. (more...)

BWW Review: Allenberry's SOUTH PACIFIC - This Paradise is More than Nearly GreatBWW Review: Allenberry's SOUTH PACIFIC - This Paradise is More than Nearly Great
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 19, 2015

Artistic Director Ryan Gibbs brings Allenberry a SOUTH PACIFIC worth singing about (more...)

BWW Review: Pianist TOM AMEEN Takes E Spot Lounge By StormBWW Review: Pianist TOM AMEEN Takes E Spot Lounge By Storm
by Don Grigware - Aug 18, 2015

Virtuoso pianist Tom Ameen made his E-Spot Lounge debut at Vitello's Friday August 14 with a joyously entertaining show highlighting Disney music from TV, film and the Disney theme parks. It was a smash. Ameen is no stranger, though, to Vitello's, as he plays downstairs at the bar very Monday and Tuesday. He has amassed quite a following there, and his fans had only to climb a short flight of stairs to hear him play...and sing. Though he claims he hasn't sung in 15 years, his sweet, gentle tones and clear, smooth delivery were a consistent delight to listen to. (more...)

Alexandra Silber Announces September Gigs at Crazy Coqs - With Special Guests!Alexandra Silber Announces September Gigs at Crazy Coqs - With Special Guests!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

She's a Grammy nominee, a Broadway star, a BBC Proms headliner… & she has just five shows in the UK this year! Alexandra Silber's run at Crazy Coqs approaches - from the 1st to 5th September inclusive - and her special guests are now confirmed (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season RosterHouston Grand Opera Adds Three World Premieres, & More to New Season Roster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Houston, August 17, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Prince of Players by eminent American composer Carlisle Floyd, the Lynn Wyatt Great Artist for 2015–16; Dvoák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro; a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and The Root of the Wind is Water, a chamber opera by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

Glendale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS to Run 8/28-10/10Glendale Centre Theatre's GUYS AND DOLLS to Run 8/28-10/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Executive producer Tim Dietlein and the Glendale Centre Theatre continue their exciting 68th season with the Broadway classic, GUYS AND DOLLS. Performances are August 28th - October 10th. (more...)

ON RECORD: Robin de Jesus' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Had Such a Profound Effect on Me'ON RECORD: Robin de Jesus' Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Had Such a Profound Effect on Me'
by On Record - Aug 18, 2015

Ever wonder which Broadway tunes have inspired your favorite performers? Check back every Tuesday for ON RECORD- to find out which cast recordings have made an impact on Broadway's brightest stars. In this week's edition, we hear from Robin de Jesus, who is currently starring as 'Boq' in Wicked- playing at the Gershwin Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Head to Provincetown This MonthAudra McDonald and Will Swenson Head to Provincetown This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The acclaimed Broadway @ Town Hall concert series in Provincetown, MA, produced by Mark Cortale, will welcome Audra McDonald -- the historic 6-time Tony-winner and star of Broadway's LADY DAY AT EMERSON'S BAR AND GRILL, PORGY AND BESS, RAGTIME, MASTER CLASS and TV's PRIVATE PRACTICE -- for one show only on Monday, August 24 at 6:30 PM. She will be joined onstage by a very special guest, her husband and fellow Broadway star Will Swenson. (more...)

En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4En Garde Arts to Present BOSSS Throughout Hudson River Park, 10/2-4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

En Garde Founder Anne Hamburger, a Pioneering Producer of Site-Specific Theater in New York, Returns with New Festival Challenging 26 Emerging Artists to Think Big (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

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