Defying Gravity

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InDepth InterView: Stephen Schwartz On UPRISING OF LOVE Charity Event, WICKED Onstage & Onscreen, PIPPIN, THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, New Stage & Screen Projects & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 9, 2014

Today we are talking to one of the most successful and accomplished composers and lyricists in Broadway and Hollywood history all about his participation in next week's hotly anticipated charity event UPRISING OF LOVE, co-produced with Bruce Cohen, hosted by Jane Lynch and starring Sting and Patti LuPone, among others - the one and only Stephen Schwartz. Schwartz sheds lights on what inspired him to curate the evening, as well as previews some of the entertainment set to be on hand and what audiences can expect from the Dustin Lance Black-penned benefit to raise awareness of gay bullying and support equal rights for all. Additionally, Schwartz looks back at his many major musical landmarks and touches upon the current revival of PIPPIN as well as long-running Broadway hit WICKED and the currently in development film adaptation of it. Plus, Schwartz comments on the upcoming screen-to-stage adaptation of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, currently set to premiere in La Jolla later this year. Furthermore, Schwartz shares news on the development of several current projects he is working on at the moment, including the new stage musical based on the life of Emanuel Schikaneder and the animated big screen A.R. Rahman collaboration MUMBAI MUSICAL, with remarks on the recent stateside premieres of new musical MY FAIRY TALE and musical revue SNAPSHOTS, too. All of that, thoughts on Ariana Grande and Kanye West sampling 'Popular', GLEE covering 'Defying Gravity', reflections on some lesser-known compositions from his solo albums RELUCTANT PILGRIM and UNCHARTED TERRITORY, thoughts on a Broadway production of CHILDREN OF EDEN and much, much more! (more...)

BWW Review: MUSICAL MONDAY Hits New Heights in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Sep 9, 2014

Nine of the finest voices in Kansas City Theater made their way to the stage of the Off Center Theatre on September 8 to appear on Musical Monday and presented the audience with a night that will not be forgotten. Musical Monday began with only a handful of entertainers, Tim Scott, Jeremy Watson, and Chad Gerlt among a few others, with no microphones performing for a small audience. Over the last six seasons, the popularity of the show has caused Musical Theater Heritage to add a second night Tuesday September 9 to the schedule. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED Defies Gravity Once Again Now Thru September 14th
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Sep 3, 2014

Glinda and Elphaba have flown into San Jose to appear in Wicked and have broken box office records at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts, grossing $1,516,245 during the first week of its three-week engagement. The two witches will be in town (along with a phenomenal cast) through September 14 only so get your tickets now before somebody drops a house on you. Hodges & Hodges are seasoned Wicked audience viewers, but we're here to tell you that this company is spectacular and you're in for a wonderful night of theatre at Broadway San Jose. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Capitol Theatre's WICKED
by Emma Cambey - Sep 26, 2014

Over a decade after it first opened on Broadway, hit musical Wicked still continues to make audiences rise to their feet in standing ovation all around the world. Last night, Thursday the 25th of September marked Wicked's return to Sydney after a few years absence and it was as though it never left. The streets surrounding the Capitol Theatre have embraced Wicked just as they did when it first arrived, everything is green. No, everything is positively emerald and the scene was set for a spectacular opening night. Noone was disappointed. (more...)

Linda Purl to Star in THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING at Laguna Playhouse, Begin. 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

The Laguna Playhouse Executive and Artistic Directors, Karen Wood and Ann E. Wareham are thrilled to present the second show of their 2014-2015 season, THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING by Joan Didion and directed by Jenny Sullivan (Steel Magnolias). 'To have Linda Purl on our stage with one of the more powerful pieces of theatre I have come across is just a triumph that our audiences and subscribers are going to treasure,' offers Wood. 'Jenny Sullivan is quite simply one of our best theatre directors working today and to have her bring her magic touch to the powerful words of Joan Didion is simply a dream realized,' adds Wareham. THE YEAR OF MAGICAL THINKING will begin previews on Wednesday, October 8 and will open on Saturday, October 11 at 7:30pm and run through Sunday, November 2, 2014 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Opera Australia and John Frost's THE KING AND I
by Emma Cambey - Sep 15, 2014

Before Thursday's opening night, Opera Australia and John Frost's revival of the Rodger and Hammerstein classic musical The King and I was already a resounding success following positive reviews during it's run in Melbourne, impressive advanced ticket sales and a Helpmann Award for Best Musical. It was as a result of this hype that I entered the Opera House full of high expectations and ready, no, expecting to be entertained. I was not disappointed. (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

Peggy Eason to Bring I'LL SHOW THEM ALL to Don't Tell Mama, 6/9 & 15
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Peggy Eason will bring "I'll Show Them All!" to "Don't Tell Mama" on June 9th, 15th, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 5/30- Idina Menzel
by Stage Tube - May 30, 2014

Happy Birthday, Idina Menzel! Menzel reached superstardom on Broadway with her Tony Award-winning performance as Elphaba, the misunderstood green girl, in the blockbuster Wicked and in her Tony-nominated role as Maureen in the revolutionary Rent. Menzel recently reprised her role on 'Glee,' FOX's smash hit television series, as Shelby Corcoran, Rachel's biological mother. Additional theatre credits include: Aida, The Wild Party, See What I Wanna See, and more. She just received a Tony nomination for her performance in the new Broadway musical If/Then. (more...)

BWW Countdown: You Get to Rank Your Favorite Idina Menzel Roles
by Matt Tamanini - May 29, 2014

It's quite possible that no Tony nominee has ever had a year like Idina Menzel has. With the world-wide juggernaut of FROZEN racking up well over a billion dollars at the box office, 'Let it Go' being certified Triple Platinum, and earning her third Tony nomination for IF/THEN, Idina could concievably take the title of Queen of All Media. Whether or not she wins her second Tony is up to the voters, but now, BroadwayWorld wants to know which of Idina's roles is your favorite. Take a look at the list, follow @BroadwayWorld on Twitter, and tweet the hashtag #BWWCountdownIdina and your answer. We will unveil your picks on Friday, June 6th, right before the Tonys. (more...)

Kerry Ellis, Ria Jones and Joanna Ampil to Star in WEST END WOMEN Tour, Nov-Dec 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

JP Productions have today announced full casting details of their forthcoming UK tour of new touring production 'West End Women'. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: WICKED's Jemma Rix Performs 'Defying Gravity' on SUNRISE
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2014

The 10th Anniversary Australian tour of the international musical theatre blockbuster Wicked opened May 10 at Melbourne's Regent Theatre. WICKED stars Lucy Durack as Glinda and Jemma Rix as Elphaba, both reprising the roles which shot them to stardom during the original Australian tour. Click below to watch a clip of Rix perform 'Defying Gravity' on Sunrise! (more...)

BWW Reviews: You Either Get It or You Don't FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS at Winter Park Playhouse
by Kimberly Moy - May 18, 2014

It's a show that only can truly appreciated by theater folk. FORBIDDEN BROADWAY'S GREATEST HITS is a spoof on many famous musicals, but if you don't know musicals then you won't get it. Fortunately, the Winter Park Playhouse crowd knows musicals and the troupe of four actors nail each comedic beat. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Oakland Youth Chorus Dazzles at their Broadway on Broadway Performance
by Linda Hodges - May 17, 2014

It was a night to remember as the Oakland Youth Chorus (OYC) took to the risers and promptly raised the roof on the 1st Presbyterian Church on Broadway in Oakland, belting out some amazing Broadway tunes and putting on an all-around great show for the sold-out crowd. This was not just a concert for doting parents and dewy-eyed devotees. These kids can sing! The performances from the many choral groups that comprise OYC were impressive and fun and definitely high-energy entertainment. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Joins Transcendence Theatre's 2014 Artist Series, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

The Transcendence Theatre Company announces Ben Vereen as a part of their 2014 Transcendence Artist Series this summer. This series of concerts is a collection of transcendent performers presented in intimate and breathtaking locations throughout Sonoma County. (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE BOOK OF MORMON Graces Columbus - OMGosh, They Had Me at 'Hello'
by Christina Mancuso - May 15, 2014

How do you take a devout, sacred religion like Mormonism, pack in a bunch of old, Ohio conservatives, and somehow manage to have them laughing in stitches on topics like female circumcision, rape, AIDS, and homosexuality? That's the genius of South Park writers, Trey Parker and Matt Stone, along with AVENUE Q co-creator Robert Lopez, who accomplished just that. With 9 Tony Awards under its belt (holding in the maggots), THE BOOK OF MORMON is a truly brilliant creation of musical comedy, combining shamelessly offensive language with a generous heartfelt story, uplifting songs, terrific choreography, and quick wit. Continuous tornado sirens on opening press night didn't stop Ohioans from cramming in the Ohio Theatre to worship this truly amazing production. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Recap: Hemorrhaging, Raging, and 'Defying Gravity' for IDOL's Top-3 (updated w/ photos)
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2014

Coming immediately on the heels of the always emotionally taxing Hometown visits, each of Season XIII's remaining Idols performed three songs on Wednesday's penultimate performance show. The first round was made up of songs suggested by the surprisingly not-worthless 'full-time' mentor, Randy Jackson. The next round was songs that the judging panel of Keith Urban, Jennifer Lopez, and Harry Connick Jr. selected, and the final round consisted of songs the Top-3 had previously performed on the show and were determined by their hometown fans (and by hometown fans, I mean the show's producers). (more...)

First Look - Late Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman Stars in HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY Part I
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Lionsgate has released one of the first images of late actor Philip Seymour Hoffman in THE HUNGER GAMES: MOCKINGJAY - Part 1. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Mandy Gonzalez Brings LOVE, ALL WAYS Back to 54 Below on 5/15; Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 13, 2014

Mandy Gonzalez, back by popular demand, returns to 54 Below Thurday night, May 15 (9:30PM), in Love, All Ways- A Musical Retrospective of Triumph and Hilarity. Gonzalez, star of Broadway's Wicked, In the Heights, Lennon and more, invites you to join her for an unforgettable evening of great music and hilarity, all revolving around love and its crazy themes and variations. Expect hit tunes like 'Total Eclipse of the Heart,' 'Breathe' (and, yes, 'Defying Gravity') as well as a catalogue of songs from musical greats like Elvis, Edie, Liza, Lennon, Aretha, Tina and a whole host of others. For tickets and more information, click here. BroadwayWorld was there for her April concert, and you can check out exclusive video highlights from the special event below! (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Marilyn Maye, Mark Nadler & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Coming up this week, 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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED - Back To Its Very Best
by Tim Carney - May 12, 2014

A show that can continue to run for over 10 years worldwide despite wars, financial crises, and political unrest can be nothing other than a smash hit. There are few shows that can sustain such longevity and remain as remarkably fresh and true to its original product. The return Australian season of Stephen Schwartz's defining musical Wicked proves that this show will remain one of the greatest musicals of our lifetime. For while last night's opening in Melbourne felt very long there was always a single moment to remind us that we were watching a truly spectacular show, performed by an even more spectacular cast. It dragged in parts and flew in others. It was a rollercoaster of extreme highs and periods of flatness. Wicked's biggest strength, it's score, is also its greatest weakness in that dialogue seems so slow seemingly trudging to the next musical highlight. The magic of the score outweighs these mundane moments so overwhelmingly though that it is easily forgiven. It's hard to think of a greater end to Act I in any other musical than Defying Gravity, a more narratively driving opening than No One Mourns The Wicked or a more powerful dramatic moment in No Good Deed. (more...)

by Pat Cerasaro - May 1, 2014


BWW Reviews: Il Divo's Masterful MUSICAL AFFAIR Garners Enthusiastic Ovations in Providence
by Veronica Bruscini - Jun 9, 2014

Il Divo's A MUSICAL AFFAIR lives up to its promise and brings impressed and appreciative audience members enthusiastically to their feet. The Providence show marked the final stop on Il Divo's North American tour and, rather fittingly, this "love letter" to musical theater graced PPAC's stage on the evening before the 2014 TONY Awards. (more...)

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #1 - AVENUE Q Vs. WICKED
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 8, 2014

Today we conclude the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on one of the biggest and most brutal battles for Best Musical ever with AVENUE Q versus WICKED. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: 2004 & 2014 Tony Awards Parallels Aplenty! With Hugh, Idina, Audra, NPH & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 6, 2014

Today we celebrate the many parallels between the 2004 and 2014 Tony Award races with a celebration of both as we look ahead to this Sunday's 2014 Tony Awards telecast, hosted by none other than 2004 Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman! (more...)

Peggy Eason to Return for Encore at Don't Tell Mama, 7/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Black, Blind and Beautiful, Peggy Easton's robust and gorgeous style will enthrall everyone who hears her. Once again, she is directed by ten-time MAC winner Lennie Watts -- and after two successful outings on June 9th and June 15th, Peggy is back again on July 23rd. (more...)

American Theatre of Actors Presents NORTH TO MAIN: A JOURNEY ON THE APPALACHIAN TRAIL, 7/16-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

Colony Theatre to Open Season with World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING, 7/9 - 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the first production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the World Premiere of FAMILY PLANNING by Michelle Kholos Brooks. The production stars Christina Pickles and Bruce Weitz, who between them have a combined total of 14 Emmy nominations, and is directed by Cameron Watson, who has been heralded as "one of our finest contemporary directors" by The Los Angeles Times, while The Wall Street Journal declared his work "the best in the country." (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

American Theatre of Actors presents North To Maine: A Journey on the Appalachian Trail, a new original play written by Brenton Lengel about a thru-hiker's experience on the legendary trail. Eric Parness directs a cast of five including Samantha Rivers Cole, Tim Dowd, Michael Raymond Fox, Adam La Faci, and Winston Shaw. North To Maine is being staged at The Beckmann Theatre at American Theatre of Actors (ATA), 314 West 54th Street (bet. 8th & 9th Avenues) in NYC for 17 performances from July 16-August 3, 2014. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Idina Menzel Sings FROZEN, IF/THEN & More at Radio City Music Hall Concert!
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2014

Currently starring in IF/THEN on Broadway, superstar Idina Menzel just headlined a one-night-only performance at New York City's famed Radio City Music Hall last night, June 16. This was Menzel's first time performing at the historic venue and the show marked Menzel's first New York City concert performance since her sold out show last year at Carnegie Hall. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show, which included performances of 'Let ot Go,' 'Creep,' 'Defying Gravity,' 'Always Starting Over,' and more! (more...)

Tom Dugan's WIESENTHAL to Begin Performances 10/24 at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Tony Award winner Daryl Roth (Kinky Boots, The Normal Heart) and Karyl Lynn Burns (The Best is Yet to Come) present the New York premiere of Wiesenthal, the award-winning play written by and starring Tom Dugan and directed by Jenny Sullivan. Wiesenthal launches a limited 14-week engagement, from October 24 through February 1, at the Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row, (410 W. 42nd Street). Opening night is November 5. (more...)

Ron Livingston, Rosemary DeWitt, Robert Pine and More Join LATW's AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2014

Ron Livingston, Rosemary DeWitt, Robert Pine and more have joined original Steppenwolf and Broadway cast members in the company of L.A. Theatre Works' recording of Tracy Letts' Pulitzer Prize-winning play AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY for public radio and digital download. The show runs July 10-13 at UCLA's James Bridges Theater. (more...)

Nick Pitera & Peter Hollens Wow With WICKED Viral Video, 'Nick's Version' Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 28, 2014

Versatile vocalist and performer Nick Pitera has introduced an astounding new a capella duet take on a series of songs from the incredibly popular Oz-themed musical WICKED along with fellow crooner Peter Hollens and a special 'Nick's Version' remix has now been introduced. (more...)

Swandive Theatre's 5th Annual Veggie Stock Theatre Returns to Corcoran Neighborhood, 8/23-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Swandive Theatre returns to the backyard this summer for the 5th annual Veggie Stock Theatre! The summer play-­reading series, taking place over four Saturdays (Aug 23rd, 30th & Sept 6th, 13th), invites patrons, friends, and neighbors into the Corcoran backyard for a potluck, a play reading, and a discussion. Read by a talented group of professional Minneapolis actors, each of the scripts tell stories that explore magic in the everyday, a hallmark of Swandive Theatre productions. Veggie Stock Theatre prompts conversations with members of Swandive's audience to find out first-­?hand what they enjoy and what they might want to see as a fully staged production sometime in the future. (more...)

Christina Hendricks Reveals MAD MEN Cast Sang Showtunes At Series Wrap Party
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 22, 2014

MAD MEN and COMPANY star Christina Hendricks shares that the cast of the popular AMC period-set drama series enjoy singing showtunes at cast celebrations according to a new interview. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Broadway in Indianapolis 2013/2014 Season
by Trevor Cox - Jul 22, 2014

And that concludes another stellar season of Broadway touring shows through Indianapolis. Five exciting, high-energy shows each spent one week in the capital of Indiana, as well as an extended run for a Broadway favorite. Here's a recap of the shows from the 2013/2014 season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Standing Room Only Productions' DEFY GRAVITY: A STEPHEN SCHWARTZ SONGBOOK is a Joyous Celebration
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 21, 2014

For over four decades,Stephen Schwartz's musical career has brought to life hit musicals such as Godspell, The Baker's Wife and Wicked, as well as music in some of our favorite films such as Pocahontas, The Prince of Egypt and Enchanted. In honor and celebration of this brilliant composer, DEFY GRAVITY was conceived by Michael J. Bobbitt with musical arrangement by John Cornelius ll. Together, they have created a musical revue comprised of 28 songs which takes the audience on a journey through many of Schwartz's classics in the realm of musicals and film. (more...)

Sonar Begins Production on THE FIXER Miniseries with Eric Dane & Peter Howitt
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Principal photography has commenced in Montreal on the new action-thriller, The Fixer. The four-hour miniseries event is produced by Muse Entertainment and distributed worldwide by Sonar Entertainment outside of Canada, for which Muse Distribution International retains rights. The Fixer will be featured by Sonar during MIPCOM, 2014. (more...)

THE BEST OF IDINA MENZEL Vocal Selections Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 7/30
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 13, 2014

A new collection of sheet music pertaining to internationally recognized performer and vocalist Idina Menzel is now available to order, including hits from FROZEN, GLEE, WICKED and more. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Austin Theatre Project's GODSPELL Shows Off Energetic Cast
by Jeff Davis - Aug 26, 2014

Every once in a while, I hear comments about theater that just make me cringe. One that I've heard on more than one occasion (usually from a pre-teen who doesn't know any better) is, 'OMG! The score from Wicked has got to be the toughest thing that Schwartz guy ever wrote. How did Idina do 'Defying Gravity' 8 shows a week?' Of course, the correct response is, 'Idina's a professional, and Wicked is a synch when compared to Godspell, the first musical written by 'that Schwartz guy.' (more...)

Hodges & Hodges Set the Stage for Broadway San Jose's WICKED!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Aug 25, 2014

So much happened before Dorothy dropped in . . . and you know what that means. That's right! WICKED is back in the Bay Area at Broadway San Jose, August 27 through September 14! So fly in on a broomstick, drop down in a house or float in on a bubble or a hot air balloon and get your tickets now! But before that, Hodges & Hodges set the stage for you, so get ready to have some fun! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow and Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center are collaborating in a music and video celebration of the remarkable spirit of exploration and discovery of the men and women of NASA. The concert titled 'A Tribute to NASA' and subtitled 'To Reach the Unreachable Stars,' will be performed at Severance Hall at 8:00 p.m. tonight, April 25, 2014. (more...)

Performance Network Theatre Presents RICHARD III, Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

From today, April 24 through June 1, one of William Shakespeare's most famous histories 'Richard III' gets an innovative PNT treatment in this boldly re-imagined tale of power, treachery, seduction, and fate. (more...)

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with the NASA Glenn Research Center Present A TRIBUTE TO NASA- TO REACH THE UNREACHABLE STARS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow and Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center are collaborating in a music and video celebration of the remarkable spirit of exploration and discovery of the men and women of NASA. The concert titled “A Tribute to NASA” and subtitled “To Reach the Unreachable Stars,” will be performed at Severance Hall at 8:00 p.m. today, April 25, 2014. (more...)

Natura - India's 1st and Only Professional Aerial Rigging Company - Makes the Magic of Flying Safe and Effortless
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

MUMBAI, India, April 22, 2014 /PRNewswire/ (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow and Cleveland-based NASA Glenn Research Center are collaborating in a music and video celebration of the remarkable spirit of exploration and discovery of the men and women of NASA. The concert titled 'A Tribute to NASA' and subtitled 'To Reach the Unreachable Stars,' will be performed at Severance Hall at 8:00 p.m. on Friday, April 25, 2014. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AN EVENING OF MOVIES AND MUSICALS, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, April 19 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 20, 2014

A star-studded cast from theatre and music perform a range of songs from movies and musicals accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and 150 strong choir. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014


James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

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