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Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...', Beginning Tonight at the GeffenLarry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...', Beginning Tonight at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord begins previews tonight, October 7 with the press opening on October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

The Estée Lauder Companies Acquires Skin Care Brand RODIN olio lussoThe Estée Lauder Companies Acquires Skin Care Brand RODIN olio lusso
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Estée Lauder Companies Inc. has acquired RODIN olio lusso, a luxury skin care brand founded by the iconic New York stylist Linda Rodin. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 7 at the Geffen Playhouse'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 7 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending again, now through December 7. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

New Georges' 2014-15 Season to Feature Kate Benson's 'A BEAUTIFUL DAY' and HEARTBREAK PremiereNew Georges' 2014-15 Season to Feature Kate Benson's 'A BEAUTIFUL DAY' and HEARTBREAK Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

New Georges announces its 23rd production season, which will include the January 2015 remount of Kate Benson's A Beautiful Day on the Banks of the Greatest of the Great Lakes and the World Premiere of Ariel Stess' Heartbreak in May 2015. (more...)

Kyleigh Kuhn is the Face of the Fall Gigi Burris CampaignKyleigh Kuhn is the Face of the Fall Gigi Burris Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Gigi Burris debuted the Gigi Burris Millinery Autumn Winter 2014 campaign featuring model and philanthropist Kyleigh Kuhn. The campaign images, lensed by Alexander Wagner and modeled by Kuhn, embody the milliners unique spirit of subversive modern elegance. Burris' training as a couture milliner is evident with her exquisitely imagined Autumn Winter 2014 collection. Imbued with a dark felinity, decayed elegance and her signature delicate approach, the hats speak of an easy-to-wear luxury and high fashion sensibility. The range features velour felt fedoras, petite brimmed newsboy caps, baseball hats, cashmere beanies, wide brimmed hats, and striking veils in a palette of antique white, black, and cardinal red. The fine finishing of each piece harks back to the art form of a bygone era, given a thoroughly modern update. Hand-finished detail such as hand-pressed leather butterflies, gold foiling, Swarovski crystals, cashmere and couture feather-work complete the range with contemporary richness. The full range of Burris' Autumn Winter 2014 collection is now available to shop online at www.GIGIBURRIS.com as well as at select leading retailers including Colette Paris, Gago FR, Henri Bendel NYC, Kirna Zabete, Kiosk Palm Beach, Sid Saudi Arabia, and The Webster in Miami. (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, November 2, 2014Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Sunday, November 2, 2014
by - Oct 28, 2014

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC on Sunday, November 2, 2014! (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts Introduces Jazz Vocal Competition TodayDuke Ellington Center for the Arts Introduces Jazz Vocal Competition Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will introduce its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival today, October 25, 2014, it was announced by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, founder and artistic director of DECFA. (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 11/23Sierra Repertory Theatre Presents THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Now thru 11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a group of six young spellers and special audience participants in the musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, held at the East Sonora stage today, October 24 - November 23. (more...)

26 Up-And-Coming Singers To Compete in Duke Ellington Center's 1st Jazz Vocalist Competition26 Up-And-Coming Singers To Compete in Duke Ellington Center's 1st Jazz Vocalist Competition
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will launch its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014. The Competition, which will take place between 1:00 and 4:00 PM in the Performance Area at the southeast corner of 52nd Street and Avenue of Americas,, will feature 26 talented up-and-coming jazz vocalists who will be vying for cash prizes and opportunities to perform at future concerts and musical events presented by the Ellington Center for the Arts. . (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens is Both 'Terrified' and 'Stoked' to Star in GIGI on BroadwayVanessa Hudgens is Both 'Terrified' and 'Stoked' to Star in GIGI on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

As previously reported, Vanessa Hudgens will soon hit Broadway in the revamped revival of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, GIGI. (more...)

Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty Join Vanessa Hudgens & More in Broadway-Bound GIGI!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

Complete principal casting has been announced for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. Victoria Clark, who won a Tony Award for her luminous performance in The Light in the Piazza and was also Tony-nominated for Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella and Sister Act, will star as Mamita Alvarez. Dee Hoty, who has starred on Broadway in City of Angels, Me and My Girl and Mamma Mia! and is a three-time Tony Award nominee for The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public and Footloose, will star as Aunt Alicia. Gigi also stars Vanessa Hudgens in the title role, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes, The Phantom of the Opera) as Honore Lachaille, Corey Cott (Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen'DISCORD' Extends Through November 23 at the Geffen
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is now performing at the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Due to popular demand, the production has extended now through November 23. (more...)

Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Introduce Jazz Vocal Competition 10/25Duke Ellington Center for the Arts to Introduce Jazz Vocal Competition 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Duke Ellington Center for the Arts (DECFA) will introduce its 1st Jazz Vocal Competition at New York City's 40th Annual 52nd Street Duke Ellington Jazz Festival on Saturday, October 25, 2014, it was announced here today by renowned dancer/choreographer Mercedes Ellington, founder and artistic director of DECFA (more...)

Larry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen, Opening TonightLarry Cedar, David Melville and Armin Shimerman Star in 'THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO...' at the Geffen, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse announces its production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord. Written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time, this whip-smart philosophical comedy features Larry Cedar (Deadwood, PBS's Square One TV), David Melville (Travel Channel Lawrence of America, film Ironclad) and Armin Shimerman (Quark on Star Trek: Deep Space Nine, Associate Artistic Director at The Antaeus Company) and will be again helmed by director, Matt August (Broadway How the Grinch Stole Christmas). Discord began previews on October 7 with the press opening tonight, October 15. The closing date is currently scheduled for November 16. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre's All-Female HENRY V Cast Announced; Play Runs Nov 11-29Lazarus Theatre's All-Female HENRY V Cast Announced; Play Runs Nov 11-29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Lazarus Theatre Company are incredibly proud to announce the company for our all female production of Shakespeare's Henry V, the final offering in our yearlong celebration marking the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth. (more...)

Sierra Repertory Theatre to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 10/24-11/23Sierra Repertory Theatre to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 10/24-11/23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a group of six young spellers and special audience participants in the musical comedy, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, held at the East Sonora stage October 24 - November 23. Tickets are available at www.sierrarep.org or by calling the Box Office at 209-532-3120. (more...)

Theatre 68's SERIAL KILLER BARBIE Opens TonightTheatre 68's SERIAL KILLER BARBIE Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 are proud to announce the new addition of KACEY COPPOLA, to the Musical Cast of the World Premiere 'SERIAL KILLER BARBIE' - Scheduled opens tonight, November 7th at The NoHo Arts Center. (more...)

SERIAL KILLER BARBIE Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts CenterSERIAL KILLER BARBIE Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Producer Ronnie Marmo and Theatre 68 will present SERIAL KILLER BARBIE - By playwrights Colette Freedman and Nickella Moschetti - Opening tonight, November 7th at The NoHo Arts Center. Marmo and Theatre 68 are elated to be granted the rights for this world premiere musical by internationally produced playwrights Freedman and Moschetti. (more...)

uSamp rolls out Instant.ly Concept Test in European MarketsuSamp rolls out Instant.ly Concept Test in European Markets
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES andLONDON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ uSamp, the leader in market research technology providing global panels and insight solutions, today announced the roll-out of Instant.ly Concept Test in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. This follows a successful launch in the United States earlier in the year. (more...)

uSamp rolls out Instant.ly Concept Test in European MarketsuSamp rolls out Instant.ly Concept Test in European Markets
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

LOS ANGELES andLONDON, Nov. 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ uSamp, the leader in market research technology providing global panels and insight solutions, today announced the roll-out of Instant.ly Concept Test in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain. This follows a successful launch in the United States earlier in the year. (more...)

'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse'DISCORD' Extends Again Through Dec 21 at the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Geffen Playhouse production of The Gospel According to Thomas Jefferson, Charles Dickens and Count Leo Tolstoy: Discord, is extending for a third time, now through December 21, 2014. The production, in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse, is written by Scott Carter, executive producer and writer for Bill Maher's Politically Incorrect and Real Time. (more...)

Heidi Thomas Talks Revamping GIGI for Broadway's Modern AudienceHeidi Thomas Talks Revamping GIGI for Broadway's Modern Audience
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

Vanessa Hudgens will play the title role in the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. A new interview in Entertainment Weekly goes in-depth on how British screenwriter Heidi Thomas has revamped the revival of the musical she says is just as relevant today as it was back in '58 (when the film debuted) and '73 (its first incarnation on Broadway). (more...)

Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Tonight, November 2, 2014Scoop: ONCE UPON A TIME on ABC - Tonight, November 2, 2014
by TV Scoop - Nov 2, 2014

Get all the scoop on ONCE UPON A TIME, airing on ABC tonight, November 2, 2014! (more...)

Integrated Architecture and Design Firm HLW Opens New Jersey OfficeIntegrated Architecture and Design Firm HLW Opens New Jersey Office
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

MADISON, N.J., Nov. 19, 2014 /PRNewswire-iReach/ HLW International, answering strong demand for innovative design solutions in New Jersey, announced today the expansion of its East Coast operations. HLW opened an office in Morris County at 122 Main Street in Madison, NJ 07940. Integrated architecture and design in a multi-disciplinary practice offers creative solutions with a global sensibility, an approach cultivated in the firm's other offices located in the U.S. (New York, Los Angeles) and internationally (London, Shanghai). For more information, please visit http://www.hlw.com/offices/. (more...)

FIRST LOOK: Vanessa Hudgens in Character for Broadway-Bound GIGI; Actress Says Role Is 'Dream Come True'FIRST LOOK: Vanessa Hudgens in Character for Broadway-Bound GIGI; Actress Says Role Is 'Dream Come True'
by TV News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Get an exclusive FIRST LOOK at actresss Vanessa Hudgens in character for her upcoming starring role in the Broadway-bound musical GIGI, set to open on Broadway in 2015. (more...)

BWW Recap: SUPERNATURAL Suggests Dean Winchester, in the Kitchen, with the RevolverBWW Recap: SUPERNATURAL Suggests Dean Winchester, in the Kitchen, with the Revolver
by Erin Resnick - Nov 18, 2014

There is no better board game out there than Clue. In fact, I spent most of my childhood pestering people to play it with me. Whether it was Mrs. Peacock, in the study, with the rope, or Colonel Mustard, in the library, with the candlestick, the game never got old. This week, it was Dean Winchester, in the kitchen, with the revolver. You heard me; this week's SUPERNATURAL, entitled 'Ask Jeeves,' traveled to the world of the WASP's to solve an old-fashion, monstrous murder-mystery. (more...)

Lazarus Theatre's All-Female HENRY V Opens TonightLazarus Theatre's All-Female HENRY V Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Lazarus Theatre Company are incredibly proud to announce the company for our all female production of Shakespeare's Henry V, the final offering in our yearlong celebration marking the 450th anniversary of the Bard's birth. (more...)

Vanessa Hudgens Discusses First Day of Rehearsals in Broadway-Bound GIGIVanessa Hudgens Discusses First Day of Rehearsals in Broadway-Bound GIGI
by Louisa Brady - Jan 9, 2015

High School Musical Star Vanessa Hudgens, who is coming to Broadway in the upcoming revival of GIGI, battled through a head cold on her first day of rehearsals. (more...)

Broadway-Bound GIGI Opens at Kennedy Center Tonight- Photo and Video Roundup!Broadway-Bound GIGI Opens at Kennedy Center Tonight- Photo and Video Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 29, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, began its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on January 16 and continues through February 12, 2015. Opening night is tonight, January 29, 2015. (more...)

Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Opens Tonight in D.C.Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Opens Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, began its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on January 16 and continues through February 12, 2015. Opening night is tonight, January 29, 2015. (more...)

Photo: Swarovski Brings Sparkling Glamour to Broadway-Bound Production of GIGIPhoto: Swarovski Brings Sparkling Glamour to Broadway-Bound Production of GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Swarovski has added its trademark glamour and sparkle to the gloriously reimagined production of Lerner and Loewe's acclaimed musical romantic comedy 'Gigi', currently playing a limited engagement at the Eisenhower Theatre at the John F. Kennedy Center (more...)

Mission to (dit)Mars to Offer Play Reading of LILY IN LOVEMission to (dit)Mars to Offer Play Reading of LILY IN LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Mission to (dit)Mars, a theatre arts collective serving Queens artists is thrilled to continue our popular Launch Pad Reading Series with Lily in Love, a new play by Kristine M. Reyes. (more...)

Photo Flash: Thank Heaven! First Look at Vanessa Hudgens & More in GIGI at the Kennedy CenterPhoto Flash: Thank Heaven! First Look at Vanessa Hudgens & More in GIGI at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, begins previews at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) on Thursday, March 19 in advance of a Wednesday, April 8 opening night. The production is currently playing a pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (David M. Rubenstein, chairman, Deborah F. Rutter, president) in Washington, D.C. Previews began on Friday, January 16. Opening night is January 29, and the production runs through February 12. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa HudgensTickets Go on Sale Today for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Tickets go on sale today, January 23 at 10:00 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 250-2929 for the new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical. Gigi will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa HudgensTickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 23 at 10:00 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 250-2929 for the new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical. Gigi will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. (more...)

Sian Phillips & Robert Powell to Star in A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH at Birmingham RepSian Phillips & Robert Powell to Star in A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH at Birmingham Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

A SUMMER IN THE SOUTH is a tribute to Colette, one of France's greatest writers. This celebration of her work is brilliantly brought to life for one evening only at Birmingham Repertory Theatre by acclaimed actors Sian Phillips and Robert Powell. (more...)

Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Begins Tonight in D.C.Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Begins Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, begins its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. tonight, January 16, and continues through February 12, 2015. Opening night is January 29, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens & Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Share Their Excitement on Instagram!VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens & Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Share Their Excitement on Instagram!
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2015

Below, Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of GIGI turned to Instagram to share their excitement over the news that they will soon be heading to the Great White Way. (more...)

This Just In! GIGI Books Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre; Sets March Previews & April OpeningThis Just In! GIGI Books Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre; Sets March Previews & April Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

As rumored, expected and hoped, Gigi is heading to Broadway, straight from Washington, DC! The new production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical Gigi will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 23 at 10:00 AM. (more...)

Rehearsals for Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Begin Next WeekRehearsals for Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Begin Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2014

Rehearsals begin Monday, December 8 in New York City for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. (more...)

BWW TV: Thank Heaven for GIGI- In Rehearsal with the Broadway-Bound Company!BWW TV: Thank Heaven for GIGI- In Rehearsal with the Broadway-Bound Company!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 24, 2014

Rehearsals are currently underway for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. The production starsVanessa Hudgens who will make her Broadway debut as Gigi, Tony Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita Alvarez, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 24th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for December 24th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 24, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Into The Woods' finally opens tomorrow! Plus Porchlight's Sondheim season continues, TMTC's 'Allegro' at Ravinia, Laura Osnes is coming to town, 'Galavant' and the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards arrive in early January, followed by 'Tommy' in Aurora, 'First Date' at the Royal George, 'The Full Monty' at Theater Wit and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound GIGI!Photo Coverage: Meet the Company of Broadway-Bound GIGI!
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2014

Rehearsals are currently underway for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. The production starsVanessa Hudgens who will make her Broadway debut as Gigi, Tony Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita Alvarez, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: In the Rehearsal Room with Vanessa Hudgens and the Company of GIGI- Performance Preview!Photo Coverage: In the Rehearsal Room with Vanessa Hudgens and the Company of GIGI- Performance Preview!
by Walter McBride - Dec 23, 2014

Rehearsals are currently underway for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. The production stars Vanessa Hudgens who will make her Broadway debut as Gigi, Tony Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita Alvarez, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photos from the festivities below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Vanessa Hudgens & the Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Meet the Press!FREEZE FRAME: Vanessa Hudgens & the Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Meet the Press!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2014

Rehearsals are currently underway for the new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi. The production stars Vanessa Hudgens who will make her Broadway debut as Gigi, Tony Award-winner and two-time Tony Award-nominee Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza, Sister Act, Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) as Mamita Alvarez, Corey Cott(Newsies) as Gaston Lachaille, three-time Tony Award-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, The Best Little Whorehouse Goes Public, Footloose) as Aunt Alicia, two-time Tony Award-nominee Howard McGillin (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Anything Goes) as Honore Lachaille and Steffanie Leigh (Mary Poppins) as Liane d'Exelmans. The cast just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below! (more...)

Catherine Zuber Previews Costumes from Broadway-Bound GIGICatherine Zuber Previews Costumes from Broadway-Bound GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

The production will feature costumes by the legendary Catherine Zuber, who recently shared some of her designs with the New York Times. She told NYT: "It's not really historically accurate. Everything is pumped-up or streamlined," she said. "It had to feel relevant to an audience, like something they could imagine wearing." Click here to read the full article. (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' THE FULL MONTY, Running 3/10-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2014

Kokandy Productions is pleased to announce the 20-member cast for its 2015 season opener, the hilarious and heartfelt musical comedy THE FULL MONTY with music and lyrics by David Yazbek, book by Terrence McNally, direction by Co-Artistic Director John D. Glover, choreography by Danny Spagnuolo and musical direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson. THE FULL MONTY will play March 10 - April 12, 2015 at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. (more...)

REDD'S' Apple Ale and Cavalry Launch Creative Crowdsourcing Project with ZooppaREDD'S' Apple Ale and Cavalry Launch Creative Crowdsourcing Project with Zooppa
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

SEATTLE, Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Global crowdsourcing platform, Zooppa, has partnered with beer mogul, MillerCoors, to host a crowdsource video project for MillerCoors' REDD'S Apple Ale. The project, which launched on November 21st, asks legal drinking age filmmakers to create humorous 15 second videos showing people picking different. The campaign highlights the brand's slogan of 'Pick Different' and targets men and women aged 21-34 who have traditionally been beer drinkers. The winning entries will split $35,000 in total awards and their content may be used throughout 2015 to promote the brand. (more...)

Woolly Sets FAMOUS PUPPET DEATH SCENES Companion EventsWoolly Sets FAMOUS PUPPET DEATH SCENES Companion Events
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2014

Woolly Mammoth Theatre Company will be inviting audiences to attend pre- and post-show events coinciding with the second production of Woolly's Season 35, the Old Trout Puppet Workshop's Famous Puppet Death Scenes. (more...)

Storm Theatre Company' toGIGI to Open in JanuaryStorm Theatre Company' toGIGI to Open in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2014

The Storm Theatre Company has announced that they will kick off 2015 with a production of the play GIGI by Anita Loos adapted from the novella by Anita Loos. This will mark the first major revival of the show which opened in 1951 and which launched the career of Audrey Hepburn. (more...)

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