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Adventure Stage Chicago to Present World Premiere of SPARK: CHAPTER ONE OF THE PROMETHEUS PROJECT, 4/5-5/8
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Adventure Stage Chicago (ASC) closes their 10th season with the world premiere of SPARK: Chapter One of The Prometheus Project, which completely re-imagines the myths of Prometheus and Pandora. SPARK runs April 5 - May 8, 2014 and is written by Tom Arvetis (ASC Producing Artistic Director) and directed by Rives Collins (Theatre and Drama for Youth Specialist, Northwestern University). (more...)

Verkaik and More To Perform At Anderson and Petty's YOU ARE HOME, St James Theatre, March 16
by Robert Gould - Mar 5, 2014

Willemijn Verkaik and Charlotte Wakefield will head a stellar line-up of vocalists at a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St James Theatre Studio on Sunday March 16 as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'. (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...)

Sara Jean Ford Joins Lineup of DCINY's DEFYING GRAVITY, Set for this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Broadway star Sara Jean Ford, currently starring as Christine in Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera, joins the already stellar line up for this Sunday afternoon's concert, presented by Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY). Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center, is the first concert collaboration between groundbreaking choral composer and Grammy winner Eric Whitacre and renowned Academy Award and Grammy-winning composer Stephen Schwartz, whose musical Wicked continues to run on Broadway after more than 10 years. Performing alongside Sara Jean Ford, who will be the soloist for Eric Whitacre's 'Fly to Paradise,' from Virtual Choir IV, is star performer Ashley Brown, the original Mary Poppins on Broadway. Eric Whitacre conducts the Distinguished Concerts Singers International- comprised of choirs from across North America as well as Italy and China- as well as Stephen Schwartz himself for select works. Sara Jean Ford was last heard with DCINY as soprano soloist for Messiah ... Refreshed! and in Whitacre's Paradise Lost on tour with DCINY at Carnegie Hall, the Chicago Auditorium Theatre and Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, March 26, 2014 - I CAN'T SING: THE X-FACTOR MUSICAL Opens Tonight in London!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 26, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: I CAN'T SING: THE X-FACTOR MUSICAL opens in the West End! (more...)

Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones & Jeremy Jordan Set for Kennedy Center's CHILDREN OF EDEN Concert on 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Kennedy Center presents Children of Eden in Concert on Monday, May 19 at 8 p.m. in the Eisenhower Theater. Featuring music and lyrics by Oscar® and Grammy Award® winner Stephen Schwartz and book by John Caird, the semi-staged performance is directed and choreographed by Tony® nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge. The all-star Broadway cast includes Ron Bohmer, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones, and Jeremy Jordan and will be accompanied by the Kennedy Center Opera House Orchestra. This one-time-only event is made possible by the HRH Foundation. Tickets go on sale to the general public on March 28. (more...)

Eric Whitacre and Stephen Schwartz Join Forces for DEFYING GRAVITY Concert, 3/30 at Avery Fisher Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Distinguished Concerts International New York (DCINY) presents a thrilling afternoon of song with Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz and Eric Whitacre on Sunday, March 30 at 2:00pm at Avery Fisher Hall, Lincoln Center. (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Willemijn Verkaik, Charlotte Wakefield and Laura Main Set for Anderson and Petty's YOU ARE HOME; Full Lineup Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Willemijn Verkaik and Charlotte Wakefield will head a stellar line-up of vocalists at a concert of songs by acclaimed transatlantic songwriting duo Anderson and Petty at the St James Theatre Studio this Sunday, March 16, as part of the venue's season of 'Cabaret Nights'. (more...)

New Edition of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to 'Come Out Swinging!' at the Davenport, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

Gerard Alessandrini's Forbidden Broadway returned to New York in February at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with Forbidden Broadway: Alive and STILL Kicking. As BroadwayWorld previously reported, over the course of the spring, Alessandrini had planned on adding new material to reflect the season's openings. Now, the time as come to unveil the new edition, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY COMES OUT SWINGING! According to The New York Times, this version will begin performances March 17. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre to Open LES MISERABLES, Feb 11
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals, in association with Broadway Series South, is excited to announce that casting has begun for their February 2014 production of LES MISERABLES directed by Dave Clemmons which will play at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This will be the theatre's first time producing this timeless classic. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre Stages FOREVER PLAID, Now thru 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2014

Those heavenly voices are back! And they're better than ever! Cabrillo Music Theatre celebrates its 20th Anniversary Season by blending one of the original Plaids with four of musical theatre's top talents to create the definitive FOREVER PLAID especially for the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza! The fresh and funny FOREVER PLAID opens today, January 31st, 2014, playing until Sunday, February 9th, at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks. (more...)

Erica Dorfler, Carter Calvert to Join Scott Richard Foster, Marcus Stevens in NYC Return of FORBIDDEN BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2014

The cast has been announced for Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, which happily returns to New York with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking on February 22nd at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues). ERICA DORFLER (Book of Mormon, Memphis), CARTER CALVERT (Ain't Nothin' But The Blues, Smokey Joe's Cafe) and join SCOTT RICHARD FOSTER and MARCUS STEVENS, who starred in last year's edition. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY; Alive and STILL Kicking features brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway's absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season's acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. Over the course of the spring, Alessandrini will continue to add new material to reflect the season's openings, and unveil the new edition around the time of the Tony Awards. (more...)

African-American Shakespeare Company to Stage Euripides' MEDEA, 3/8-30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

Passion. Love. Vengeance. African-American Shakespeare Company continues its 19th season with MEDEA, Euripides' infamous tragedy about a jilted wife exacting the ultimate revenge on a cheating husband. Dawn Monique Williams, a veteran of staging the classics, directs, with Leontyne Mbele-Mbong in the title role. MEDEA plays Saturdays and Sundays, March 8-30 at the Buriel Clay Theater at the African American Art and Culture Complex, 762 Fulton Street (at Webster) in San Francisco. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Philadelphia - Week of 1/26/2014
by BWW - Jan 26, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 1/26/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 1/26/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 1/26/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 1/26/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in St. Louis - Week of 1/26/2014
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New Hampshire Theatre Awards Set for Tonight
by Daniel Adams - Jan 25, 2014

The New Hampshire Theatre Awards have announced the finalists for both the professional and community productions for 2013. Each year these awards recognize the talent and dedication necessary to produce outstanding theatrical productions across the state. (more...)

FORBIDDEN BROADWAY to Return with ALIVE AND STILL KICKING at Davenport Theatre on 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

After a 10-month hiatus, Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, one of NYC's best-loved and highly anticipated productions, happily returns to New York, beginning February 22nd at the newly refurbished Davenport Theatre (354 W. 45th Street, Between 8th and 9th Avenues) with FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: Alive and STILL Kicking, featuring brand new takes on the shows that opened in Forbidden Broadway's absence: Pippin, Kinky Boots, Matilda and Motown along with highlights from last season's acclaimed and very popular edition: Once, Evita, Newsies, Book of Mormon, among others. (more...)

SCERA's 5th Annual NIGHT OF BROADWAY to Run 1/30-2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

In an evening that focuses entirely on the vocal talents of some of Utah's finest singers, Broadway selections ranging from classic and beloved hits to accomplished but perhaps lesser-known shows will be highlighted. The highlights, according to director Shawn Mortensen, should be the finale, when the entire cast will come together to present a medley of beloved Rodgers of Hammerstein classics including selections from "South Pacific," "Sound of Music," "Cinderella" and "Oklahoma!" The show will open with a group rendition "Do Re Mi" from "The Sound of Music." (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 1/19/2014
by BWW - Jan 19, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Cleveland - Week of 1/19/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 1/19/2014
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BWW Reviews: WICKED at the Benedum Center
by Greg Kerestan - Jan 17, 2014

After ten years at the top of its game, Stephen Schwartz's smash musical continues to defy gravity and expectations. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 2/09/2014
by BWW - Feb 9, 2014

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West End's Ray Shell to Make London Cabaret Debut with BACK TO BLACK, 18-22 Feb
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Ray Shell's West End career has embraced starring roles in many of the greatest musicals of the past 30 years, from Hair and Starlight Express to The Bodyguard. (more...)

SONGS YOU MIGHT HAVE MISSED with Jordan Wolfe, Alanna Chuyan & More Set for Stage 72, Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2014

Songs You Might Have Missed, featuring lost and forgotten showtunes, will be offered March 1, 2014, at Stage 72 at The Triad. (more...)

RAGS THE MUSICAL IN CONCERT to Play the Lyric Theatre, April 28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2014

Aria Entertainment and Knockhardy Productions present Rags The Musical in Concert by Joseph Stein, Charles Strouse and Stephen Schwartz for one night only on Monday 28th April, 7.30pm, at the Lyric Theatre, Shaftesbury Avenue. All proceeds from this performance will go to Centrepoint - the UK's leading charity for homeless young people. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Pierre Brault's Staging of CHILDREN OF EDEN Is Anything But Traditional
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 25, 2014

Virginia Musical Theatre's limited engagement of Children of Eden by Stephen Schwartz will play four shows February 28 - March 2 at The Sandler Center for the Performing Arts in Virginia Beach, Virginia. Award-winning Director Pierre Brault recently sat down with Broadwayworld.com to discuss his outside-of-the-box production. (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Goes on Sale Today at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale today, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Phoenix - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 2/02/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 2/02/2014
by BWW - Feb 2, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Miami - Week of 2/02/2014
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AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Rocks the National Theatre, Now thru 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

The national tour of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, the explosive Broadway hit, makes its Washington premiere tonight, February 18, and continues through the 23rd at National Theatre as part of the Broadway at the National subscription series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GODSPELL is a Valentine from Crown Uptown Theatre to Wichita
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Feb 17, 2014

Godspell,with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (of Wicked, Pippin and Children of Eden fame) and directed by Matthew S. Rumsey is well into it's four week run at the Crown Uptown Dinner Theatre. Godspell, written in 1971, is based on the gospel according to Saint Matthew. Though based on the parables of the Bible, the script by John-Michael Tebelak, is not preachy, but joyous, celebratory, exciting and sometimes sombre. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Richmond - Week of 2/16/2014
by BWW - Feb 16, 2014

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Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Go on Sale 2/21 at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Cult Musical COOL RIDER Returns to The Duchess Theatre for One Week Only in April
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Following the rapturous reception of the one-night-only concert at the Lyric Theatre, Cool Rider, the cult musical sequel will return to the West End, cool riding into the historic Duchess Theatre from Tuesday 15 to Saturday 19 April 2014 (press night Wednesday 16 April at 8.00pm) it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Opens LES MISERABLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals, in association with Broadway Series South, is excited to announce that casting has begun for their February 2014 production of LES MISERABLES directed by Dave Clemmons which will play at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This will be the theatre's first time producing this timeless classic. (more...)

Patti Murin, Kate Rockwell, Corey Mach & More Join NAMT Concert Lineup at 54 Below, 4/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present its Songwriter Spotlight concert at 54 Below on April 28 at 9:30pm. Adam Halpin (Dogfight), Lisa Howard (South Pacific), Corey Mach (Hands on a Hardbody), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Mamie Parris (Wicked), Kate Rockwell (Rock of Ages), Andrew Samonsky (The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and Sarah Stiles (Vanities) have joined the line-up. (more...)

Erin Moore Named Executive Director at Astoria Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) announced today, that as of April 14, 2014, Erin Moore will be the new Executive Director, replacing Taryn Sacramone, who resigned last June. This is the culmination of a nearly year-long search for that candidate whose love for the performing arts is matched only by her commitment to further the cultural vibrancy of Queens. Moore's first production as Executive Director will be Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro, directed by APAC's Artistic Director Tom Wojtunik, opening May 1st, 2014. (more...)

Circle Theatre to Celebrate the Music of Stephen Schwartz, 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

Join Circle Theatre as we celebrate the musical masterpieces of the Grammy and Academy Award-winning composer, Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Natalie Weiss' Personality Overshadows Vocal Talent in Houston Cabaret
by David Clarke - Apr 5, 2014

As a YouTube sensation, many are familiar enough with Natalie Weiss' voice and face, and the largely teenage/early 20s audience last night couldn't be more enthusiastic to see her perform live. Yet, somewhere along the way, her abrasive personality overshadowed her vocal talent. (more...)

Angela Shultz to Bring REALITY CHECK to Don't Tell Mama, 4/26 & 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

NYC cabaret artist Angela Shultz takes to the stage with her 2014 show 'Reality Check' on Saturdays, April 26 and May 10, both shows at 5:30pm, at Don't Tell Mama (343 West 46th Street, NYC - 212-757-0788; www.donttellmamanyc.com). There is a $20 cover charge plus a 2-drink minimum. (Members of MAC -- $15.) Reservations may be placed by calling (212) 757-0788 after 4pm daily or by visiting www.donttellmamanyc.com (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...)

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