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Ford Center for the Performing Arts (New York, NY)
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Based upon the show business aspirations and successes of R&B acts such as The Supremes, The Shirelles, James Brown, Jackie Wilson, and others, the musical follows the story of a young female singing trio from Chicago, Illinois called "The Dreams", who become music superstars. It was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, including the Tony Award for Best Musical, and won six. It was later adapted into a motion picture from DreamWorks and Paramount Pictures in 2006.


INTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary SeasonINTO THE WOODS to Kick Off The Center for the Arts' 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Center for the Arts is pleased to announce its 2016 Season - a 'Season of Celebration' as the company celebrates its 20th Anniversary. The season is comprised of eight Main Stage shows and three Gallery shows. (more...)

FIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This FallFIRST DATE, Starring Marc Ginsburg and Erica Lustig, Comes to La Mirada This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce the first show of their 2015-2016 season, FIRST DATE, music & lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, book by Austin Winsberg, musical direction by Brent Crayon, choreography by Lee Martino and directed by Nick DeGruccio. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY LEGACY Exhibition Celebrates Carly Hughes and Grasan KingsberryPhoto Flash: BROADWAY LEGACY Exhibition Celebrates Carly Hughes and Grasan Kingsberry
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

BROADWAY LEGACY is a photographic and editorial exhibition that boldly celebrates African American achievement in the Broadway industry. Broadway vets Carly Hughes and Grasan Kingsberry are the latest to be highlighted - check out their portraits below! (more...)

Norm Lewis Will Celebrate the Holidays at 54 Below with SWINGIN' CHRISTMASNorm Lewis Will Celebrate the Holidays at 54 Below with SWINGIN' CHRISTMAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Norm Lewis Wishes You a Swingin' Christmas, running December 20-24 at 54 Below, is an all-new show that will help you ring in the holidays and remind you why he is one of Broadway's greatest singers and most sought-after leading men. (more...)

DREAMGIRLS to Play Long Island This WinterDREAMGIRLS to Play Long Island This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

BroadHollow Theatre Company will stage Henry Krieger and Tom Eyen's Dreamgirls at The Bayway Arts Center, located at 265 East Main Street, East Islip. The musical runs January 2-17, 2016. The show will then travel to BroadHollow at Elmont, located at 700 Hempstead Turnpike, Elmont (inside the Elmont Memorial Library) from February 6-28, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 10-16, Featuring Alice Ripley, Evan Ruggiero, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 9, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' Turn the Beat Around: 54 Below Celebrates Studio 54; Alice Ripley: All Sondheim; Evan Ruggiero, The One-Legged Song and Dance Man; and The Broadway Pricess Party Featuring Laura Osnes. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2015

Still reeling from Something Rotten's Bryant Park performance? Still trying to win the 'Ham4Ham' lottery? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Return to Porchlight This Holiday SeasonAIN'T MISBEHAVIN' to Return to Porchlight This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre announces the return of its multi award-winning hit AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', November 14 - December 20, music by Thomas "Fats" Waller, book by Murray Horowitz and Richard Maltby Jr., direction and choreography by multi Jeff-Award winner and Artistic Associate Brenda Didier with music direction by Jeff-Award winning Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave.  (more...)

ORPHEUS IN AFRICA Returns to the Fugard Theatre in SeptemberORPHEUS IN AFRICA Returns to the Fugard Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

ORPHEUS IN AFRICA, the Fugard Theatre production of David Kramer's brand new musical, will return to the Fugard Theatre from 22 September 2015 following its world premiere season there earlier this year. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/31/2015 - LES MIZ Honors Lost Comrade and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/31/2015 - LES MIZ Honors Lost Comrade and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 31, 2015

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: SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER reunites in concert and LES MIZ honors its fallen comrade, Kyle Jean-Baptiste, this afternoon. (more...)

The New McCree Theatre Announces 2015-2016 SeasonThe New McCree Theatre Announces 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

The New McCree Theatre, G-2040 W. Carpenter Road, Flint, MI 48505, is announcing its 2015-2016 Season of theatre productions and other presentations. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Tamara Tunie to Guest Star on Starz's SURVIVOR'S REMORSE, TodayTamara Tunie to Guest Star on Starz's SURVIVOR'S REMORSE, Today
by TV News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Tamara Tunie will make a guest appearance on episode 2 of Starz¹s Survivor¹s Remorse now in its second season. The episode will air this today, August 29 at 9:30pm EST. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier Talks 'Whole New Vision of the Lion' in New Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!STAGE TUBE: David Alan Grier Talks 'Whole New Vision of the Lion' in New Promo for THE WIZ LIVE!
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

NBC's THE WIZ LIVE! just released a brand-new promo for the highly anticipated holiday production, featuring David Alan Grier talking about his daughter's reaction to him playing 'The Lion' - hear what he had to say below! (more...)

Mykel to Battle Hate Crime in PIECES OF ME at United Solo, 10/30Mykel to Battle Hate Crime in PIECES OF ME at United Solo, 10/30
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

On Friday, October 30th at 7:30pm, PIECES OF ME, One-man show about "Oh Sh*t Moments", presented by UNITED SOLO THEATER FESTIVAL on Theatre Row, 410 West 42nd Street, NYC. (more...)

Vanessa Williams to Close Out Broadway @ Town Hall Series in ProvincetownVanessa Williams to Close Out Broadway @ Town Hall Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Vanessa Williams, superstar in film, television, stage, and in recordings, will make her Provincetown debut this Labor Day Weekend, on Sunday, September 6 at 6:30 PM. Her one-night-only performance will be the finale of this year's inaugural Broadway @ Town Hall concert series produced by Mark Cortale and hosted by SiriusXM Radio's Seth Rudetsky and benefiting the Tyler Clementi Foundation. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)

Photo Flash: CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN Raises Record Funds for Porchlight Music TheatrePhoto Flash: CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN Raises Record Funds for Porchlight Music Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre launched its 21st season with CHICAGO SINGS THE BEST OF MOTOWN, Monday, Aug. 17 at City Winery, 1200 W. Randolph St. The annual fundraiser shattered previous records with nearly 350 people in attendance and more than $30,000 raised for Porchlight Music Theatre's educational and artistic programming. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

ANNIE National Tour Coming to the Paramount Theatre, 9/20-26ANNIE National Tour Coming to the Paramount Theatre, 9/20-26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

KeyBank Broadway at The Paramount is proud to announce that the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play Seattle's Paramount Theatre from September 20-26, 2015.   Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic Tony Award-winning original. Tickets for the engagement are available on-line at stgpresents.org and tickets.com, by calling 877-STG-4TIX (784-4849) or in person at select Ticketmaster locations and at The Paramount Theatre Box Office (Monday through Friday, 10am to 6pm). (more...)

The Human Race Theatre to Stage THE FULL MONTY: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, 9/10-10/4The Human Race Theatre to Stage THE FULL MONTY: THE BROADWAY MUSICAL, 9/10-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The Human Race proudly launches its 2015-2016 Eichelberger Loft Season with the smash hit The Full Monty: The Broadway Musical. With a book by Tony Award winner Terrence McNally and music and lyrics by Drama Desk Award winner David Yazbek, the hilarious and heartwarming story follows six unemployed Buffalo steelworkers who, in need of quick cash and low on prospects, come up with the outrageous idea to put on a strip act after seeing the local women's wild enthusiasm for touring Chippendales dancers. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Signature Theatre's THE FIX - Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill and More!Photo Flash: Opening Night of Signature Theatre's THE FIX - Mark Evans, Christine Sherrill and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Signature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. Check out a first look at the opening night shots below! (more...)

SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

 In 1998, Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner became the first actresses ever nominated together for a Best Actress Tony Award, for their performance as the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the original Broadway production of 'Side Show.' On September 1 & 2 at 7:00 PM, Mark Cortale will reunite the two heralded stars of that musical for his ground-breaking Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, featuring SiriusXM Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host.  What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Photo Flash: SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYCPhoto Flash: SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

PEDRO PAN, a new bi-lingual children's musical, explores the struggles of Pedro, a young boy, sent to the US by his parents to escape the growing dangers of revolutionary Havana. Once in the U.S., Pedro must learn to adapt to a new language, culture, and country. Check out photos from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

Christine Pedi Performs in Provincetown TomorrowChristine Pedi Performs in Provincetown Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Christine Pedi, star of Broadway's "Chicago," "Talk Radio" and "Little Me" and daily host of SiriusXM Radio's On Broadway channel, will join Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series on Saturday, August 22 at 8:30 PM. Hosted by SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky, what differentiates the Broadway @ Town Hall concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information please visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos Appears in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYCSPRING AWAKENING's Amanda Castanos Appears in New Cuban Musical PEDRO PAN at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

PEDRO PAN, a new bi-lingual children's musical, explores the struggles of Pedro, a young boy, sent to the US by his parents to escape the growing dangers of revolutionary Havana. Once in the U.S., Pedro must learn to adapt to a new language, culture, and country. (more...)

Danny Glover to Host YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra Concert for Global Peace at Carnegie HallDanny Glover to Host YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra Concert for Global Peace at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

YPHIL - International Philharmonic Orchestra brings together 100 young talented musicians from 74 countries to represent their countries through music in Seven Epic Concerts, which will conclude with a concert for Global Peace on Isaac Stern Auditorium/Ronald O. Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall during United Nations week. (more...)

Jennifer Hudson to Take on 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin in Upcoming Biopic?Jennifer Hudson to Take on 'Queen of Soul' Aretha Franklin in Upcoming Biopic?
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Jennifer Hudson will soon make her Broadway debut in the upcoming Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE. And according to web site Trackingboard.com, the musical may not be the only major project on the Oscar winner's schedule. (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...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and More in Signature Theatre's THE FIXPhoto Flash: First Look at Mark Evans and More in Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Signature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Does He Have Your Vote? Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE FIXBWW TV: Does He Have Your Vote? Watch Highlights from Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 18, 2015

THE FIXSignature Theatre presents THE FIX, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes, Caissie Levy, Courtney Reed & Many More Light Up THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY!STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes, Caissie Levy, Courtney Reed & Many More Light Up THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY!
by Stage Tube - Aug 18, 2015

Earlier this week, Tony Nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at 54 Below, featuring Ruthie Ann Miles, Caissie Levy, Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and over a dozen more princesses! Below, check out performances from the night! (more...)

BWW Review: World Premiere Musical FRACTURED BROADWAY: MADE IN LA Pokes Loving Fun at Local TheatreBWW Review: World Premiere Musical FRACTURED BROADWAY: MADE IN LA Pokes Loving Fun at Local Theatre
by Shari Barrett - Aug 18, 2015

The San Pedro Theatre Club presents the World Premiere of FRACTURED BROADWAY: MADE IN LA. This hilarious parody with a big Los Angeles point of view is a satirical romp through your favorite musicals parodied to reflect the current affairs of live theatre in Los Angeles. With 24 original parodies set to favorite tunes from well-loved Broadway musicals, everyone from would-be actors to those struggling with auditions, from directors to producers to critics, audience members to old folks reminiscing about their past theatre glory days, has their moment to shine in the spotlight. (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...)

Las Vegas Young Entertainers to Bring Helen Joy's BROADWAY VIGNETTES to Life, 8/21-22Las Vegas Young Entertainers to Bring Helen Joy's BROADWAY VIGNETTES to Life, 8/21-22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Las Vegas Young Entertainers will take the stage in Helen Joy's 11th Annual Broadway Vignettes on Friday, August 21 and Saturday, August 22 at 7 p.m. at Summerlin Library and Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker Perform Together in Provincetown TonightMatthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker Perform Together in Provincetown Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Art House in Provincetown, MA recently announced that Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will join his inaugural Broadway @ Town Hall series featuring SiriusXM radio's Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host for one night only tonight, August 17th. (more...)

Woman Storms Signature Theatre Stage in Search of Restroom During Performance of THE FIXWoman Storms Signature Theatre Stage in Search of Restroom During Performance of THE FIX
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Signature Theatre is currently staging the new political rock musical The Fix - and Saturday night's performance received a bit of an impromptu interruption. (more...)

Photo Flash: Go Inside THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Caissie Levy & More!Photo Flash: Go Inside THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY with Laura Osnes, Caissie Levy & More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Last night, Tony Nominee Laura Osnes and music director Benjamin Rauhala hosted THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY at 54 Below, featuring Ruthie Ann Miles, Caissie Levy, Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and over a dozen more princesses! Check out photos below! (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

STAGES St. Louis welcomes back its red-hot award-winning smash hit The Full Monty! Featuring a powerful story with enduring characters, this hilarious, yet heartwarming musical comedy will run September 4 - October 4 at the Robert G. Reim theatre in Kirkwood.  (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena PlayhouseA NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN to Close Next Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN is now in its final performances at The Pasadena Playhouse and must close Sunday, August 23, 2015. The production was extended by popular demand, and became a summer smash, garnering milestone numbers at The Pasadena Playhouse box office. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next WeekOgunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's THE FIXSTAGE TUBE: Exclusive First Look at Highlights of Signature Theatre's THE FIX
by Stage Tube - Aug 13, 2015

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempseyand music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre now playing through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season.  BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive first look at highlights below! (more...)

Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker to Perform Together in ProvincetownMatthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker to Perform Together in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA recently announced that Matthew Broderick and Sarah Jessica Parker will join his inaugural Broadway @ Town Hall series featuring SiriusXM radio's Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host for one night only on August 17th. Broderick and Parker will both sing and be part of an unforgettable evening that includes hilarious conversation and great songs. They have not appeared together on stage for nearly two decades since the Broadway revival of 'How To Succeed...' Parker actually began her career on Broadway in the title role of Annie and also starred in the Broadway musical 'Once Upon A Mattress.' Matthew Broderick is a two-time Tony Award winner for Neil Simon's 'Brighton Beach Memoirs' and for 'How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying.' Sarah Jessica Parker won four Golden Globe Awards, three SAG Awards and two Emmy Awards as Carrie Bradshaw on the long-running HBO series 'Sex and the City'. The couple will be appearing for one night only in Provincetown on August 17th at 6:00 PM and 8:30 PM. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will benefit the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Emily Skinner, Jeremy Kushnier & More Set for Workshop of Bruce Hornsby Musical SCKBSTD at Signature TheatreEmily Skinner, Jeremy Kushnier & More Set for Workshop of Bruce Hornsby Musical SCKBSTD at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Continuing its ongoing efforts of supporting the development of new musicals and plays under its SigWorks program, Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA is currently workshopping SCKBSTD by Grammy Award-winning composer/lyricist Bruce Hornsby, lyricist Chip deMatteo and book writer Joe Calarco (Shakespeare's R&J, Walter Cronkite is Dead) based on an original book by Clay McLeod Chapman (rest area, The Tribe Trilogy). The workshop will culminate in an invitation only presentation. (more...)

Mark Evans Leads THE FIX, Beginning Tonight at Signature TheatreMark Evans Leads THE FIX, Beginning Tonight at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Signature Theatre presents The Fix, directed by Signature Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Featuring a book by John Dempsey and music by Dana P. Rowe (the creators of Brother Russia and The Witches of Eastwick), the show quickly became a favorite among Signature's artistic team during its U.S. premiere at the Theatre in 1998, cementing a longstanding relationship with Dempsey and Rowe. Running in the MAX Theatre tonight, August 11, through September 20, the inside-politics musical satire is the first production of Signature Theatre's 2015/2016 season. (more...)

Cast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADYCast Announced for Lyric Stage's MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

As the Lyric Stage has shown with Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, Big River, and more, our forte is turning a grand musical into a completely thrilling event in our uniquely intimate space. Now, director Scott Edmiston will re-fashion My Fair Lady, the delightful story of a down-on-her- luck London flower girl taken on as an 'experiment' by a chauvinistic speech therapist, into another Lyric Stage winner. Based on George Bernard Shaw's beloved play Pygmalion, My Fair Lady introduced the world to a treasure trove of classic tunes including 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' 'On the Street Where You Live,' 'The Rain in Spain,' and 'I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face.' (more...)

'I Am Not A Crook!' Patrick Wilson Featured In New Video Teaser For FARGO Season Two'I Am Not A Crook!' Patrick Wilson Featured In New Video Teaser For FARGO Season Two
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 10, 2015

A Broadway headliner joins a TV hit! (more...)

ON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Return to Stage 72 for One Night Only This MonthON KENTUCKY AVENUE to Return to Stage 72 for One Night Only This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The critically acclaimed musical revue On Kentucky Avenue: A Celebration of Atlantic City's Club Harlem, starring Tony nominee Brenda Braxton and recording artists Ty Stephens and Rosalind Brown, will return to its original theatrical home, Stage 72/The Triad (158 West 72nd Street), for one performance only on Sunday, August 23, at 7 PM. (more...)

Alice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAlice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

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

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