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Argentina’s controversial First Lady is the subject of this dynamic musical masterpiece. Driven by ambition and blessed with charisma, Eva Peron was destined to leave a fascinating political legacy unique in the 20th century. Told through a compelling score that fuses haunting chorales with exuberant Latin, pop and jazz influences, Evita creates an arresting theatrical portrait as complex as the woman herself.

Tim Rice & Elaine Page on the Origin of EVITA; From Inception, to the Stage, to Madonna
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Evita, Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 1978 master class musical, has enjoyed runs internationally, two on Broadway and two in London, with a third on the way at the Dominion Theatre. But the process of bringing it to the stage, which Rice and original West End star Elaine Page detail in a new series of essays with The Guardian, was challenging, invigorating, and began on a 'late night in 1973.' (more...)

Breaking News: Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara Heads to NBC's PETER PAN LIVE
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara, who has become the toast of Broadway musical theater with a startling string of hits that have wowed audiences and critics alike, has been cast in NBC's highly anticipated Dec. 4 telecast of 'Peter Pan Live!' (more...)

AND THEN THERE WERE NONE, THE MAGIC OF CHRISTMAS and More Set for Way Off Broadway's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing theatre, reached a milestone in 2014, celebrating its 20th Anniversary Platinum Season. Today, the theatre's producers have announced the line-up for the 2015 Mainstage Season. (more...)

VIDEO: Rachel Potter Teams with VoicePlay for 'Chandelier' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Country-pop beltress Rachel Potter joins forces with internationally acclaimed a capella group VoicePlay for a fresh cover of Sia's smash hit, 'Chandelier.' Watch the music video below! (more...)

Broadway's Patti LuPone to Guest Star on Season 2 of Showtime's PENNY DREADFUL!
by TV News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Two-time Tony® Award winner and Emmy® nominee Patti LuPone (American Horror Story, Life Goes On, Evita, Gypsy) is signing on as a guest star on the second season of the hit SHOWTIME drama series PENNY DREADFUL. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lisa O'Hare and More Perform THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented ANDERSON & PETTY and a host of Broadway performers in 'THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY' on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. Click below to watch performances from Lisa O'Hare, Aurelia Williams, Benjamin Eakeley and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/5/14 - WINTER'S TALE in Central Park, 'MIGHTY REAL' Off-Broadway, Joan Rivers and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 5, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE WINTER'S TALE begins at the Delacorte, 'MIGHTY REAL' starts performances off-Broadway, RUTHLESS! benefits BC/EFA, we remember Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Alhambra to Present MAN OF LAMANCHA, 9/10-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2014

In his previous appearance at the Alhambra as the lead in South Pacific, Christopher Sanders received a standing ovation each night. On September 10, the dashing singer returns to the Alhambra as Don Quixote in the play inspired by Miguel de Cervantes' seventeenth century masterpiece by the same name. Presented by Brumo's Automotive, Man of LaMancha opens on September 10 and runs through October 12. (more...)

One Lens Film Festival Announces 2014 Official Selections
by Movies News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

The 3rd Annual One Lens Film Festival announces its official selection of short films for the 2014 line-up. The one night festival will consist of six short films that highlight the human experience. (more...)

Blythe Gruda, Chris Crawford & More to Lead Actors' Playhouse's MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Actors' Playhouse has announced full casting for the upcoming Florida premiere of Murder Ballad, the new musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash that will play a limited four-week engagement at the Miracle Theatre from October 8 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Ben Forster Joins Cast of EVITA at Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

He shot to fame after winning the ITV show 'Superstar' which led him to front the UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical - and now Ben Forster is back and joining forces with musical theatre's greatest partnership once again. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Madalena Alberto As EVITA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Here's Madalena Alberto as Eva Peron prior to the West End return of Evita! Our photographer Jamie Scott-Smith snapped her with this vintage 1951 Cadillac - the car Eva and her husband Juan Peron used as their official state limousine. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lisa O'Hare, Nick Cosgrove and More Sing THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented ANDERSON & PETTY and a host of Broadway performers in 'THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY' on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Janine DiVita to Star in EVITA, Opening 9/18 at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater is proud to present Evita, one of the most passionate and colorful musicals in theater history. Performances begin on September 18th at 8:00 pm and run through November 2nd. (more...)

Pink House Productions' YOU, ME AND THAT GUY to Open the 2014 Araca Project
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

Pink House Productions announced today the New York City premier of YOU, ME AND THAT GUY, a hilarious 80 minute comedy about a recent college grad who uses the magic of a mystical open mic to heal her relationships with her technology saturated family and friends. Written by Stephen Sanow*, YOU, ME AND THAT GUY will open the 2014 Araca Project. (more...)

Pascal and Ellis Lead THE NIGHT OF ELECTRIC VOICES, Coliseum, Mar 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

On Sunday March 1, 2015, some stellar performers from London and New York, together with the soloists of the City of London Philharmonic and the West End Chorus, will present a sensational night of musical theatre. (more...)

Dee Hoty and More Star in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy begins previews tonight, September 2nd, opens on September 10th and runs through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, September 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 2, 2014

Gary Naylor previews an exciting selection of September's new openings as London gears up for what should be its most successful Autumn since the credit crunch claimed its first victims seven years ago this month. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Madalena Alberto, Ben Forster and Marti Pellow in EVITA in the West End
by Roy Berko - Sep 19, 2014

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Evita returns to London's West End for a strictly limited season. Opening on Tuesday 16 September at the recently refurbished Dominion Theatre, the musical considered by many to be Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterwork will play for 55 performances only in the West End, with musical theatre and pop icon Marti Pellow playing Che, Ben Forster playing Augustin Magaldi, and newcomer Madalena Alberto in the title role. Scroll down for photos from this week's opening performances! (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 1 - Overture
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll be bringing you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 1 (Disc 1)- 'Overture.' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 19, 2014
by - Sep 19, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Madalena Alberto, London's New EVITA!
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 19, 2014

We talk to London's new Eva Peron about the West End run, filling the Dominion - and singing Don't Cry For Me Argentina eight shows a week. (more...)

Siobhan McCarthy and Jeremy Secomb to Star in SWEENEY TODD at Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Tooting Arts Club presents Sweeney Todd, featuring Olivier nominated Siobhan McCarthy from the original London cast of Mamma Mia! and ITV's Bad Girls as Mrs Lovett, all set in London's oldest pie shop. Directed by Bill Buckhurst with musical director Ben Cox, Sweeney Todd (Music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim; Book by Hugh Wheeler) will play Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, Tooting, 21st October to 29th November. Press night is set for Monday 27th October, 7.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Janine DiVita and More in EVITA at the Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

The John W. Engeman Theater presents Evita, one of the most passionate and colorful musicals in theater history. Performances begin tonight, September 18th, and run through November 2nd. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: VoicePlay Counts Down Top 10 Broadway Hits - A Cappella!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

VoicePlayThe a cappella gurus of VoicePlay (seen on NBC's The Sing-Off and The Sing-Off National Tour) are taking on Broadway in their latest a cappella Top 10 Video. The group, known for their YouTube videos and live show, has elected to weave selections from their favorite Broadway musicals into one harmonious, and often hilarious opus. The YouTube offering, appropriately titled 'ACA Top 10 Broadway', includes sections from classics like Chicago, Les Miserables, Lion King, and The Phantom of the Opera, while also pointing directly to the heart of new millennial successes such as The Book of Mormon and Wicked. Check it out below! (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, CHAPATTI and More Set for FST's 2014-15 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Florida Studio Theatre announces its 14-15 Mainstage Season. Opening the season is the Tony Award winning musical Hairspray, followed by Regional Premieres of the emotionally stirring Dancing Lessons and the theatrical sensation of Fly. Finishing out the season is the Southeastern Premiere of the honest and uplifting Chapatti. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/16/14 - Barbra's PARTNERS, Betty's GHOSTLIGHT, EVITA in the West End, TALK RADIO and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 16, 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: Barbra and Betty release their new albums today, Evita opens at the Dominion, TALK RADIO opens at the Chain, and stars take to regional stages across the U.S. tonight! (more...)

CEW Productions to Offer Industry Reading of CASTLE IN THE AIR, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

CEW Productions will produce an Industry reading of Brooke Ciardelli and Oscar Blustin's new adaptation of Alan Melville's Castle in the Air on Monday, September 22 at 5pm at the Westside Theatre, 407 W. 43rd St. Ethan Paulini will direct a cast that includes Tim Booth, Mac Brydon, Tessa Faye, Chris Flockton and Rachel Pickup.Tickets are free and can be obtained by visiting http://www.eventbrite.com/e/castle-in-the-air-industry-reading-tickets-12726377939 (more...)

Patti LuPone to Premiere FAR AWAY PLACES Follow-Up at 54 Below in November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone in 'Far Away Places - Part Two' November 3 -15. In an evening conceived and directed by Tony Award winner Scott Wittman, LuPone returns with Part Two of the show which she premiered to critical acclaim when 54 Below opened in June 2012. In this continuation of the show (which will include a few encores from the landmark Part One) she further explores her wanderlust, performing songs by an eclectic group of songwriters including Irving Caesar, Billy Joel, David Yazbek, Johnny Mercer and Kris Kristofferson. (more...)

THE CURTAIN UP SHOW Returns to Resonance 104.4FM on September 19
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Stars of Evita, Urinetown, East is East, Sweeney Todd, Blockbuster, Love Story, Damn Yankees, You Should Be So Lucky, Before After, Flowers of the Forest, Into The Woods and many more join Tim McArthur and Nathan Matthews on the seventh series of The Curtain Up Show. (more...)

Christina DeCicco to Star in LITTLE FISH; Performances Begin, 9/24
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

The full cast has been announced for a new production of Michael John LaChiusa's 2003 Off-Broadway musical Little Fish that will begin performances September 24th at The June Havoc Theatre for a run through September 27th. The cast will be lead by Christina DeCicco (Evita, Spiderman-Turn Off The Dark, Wicked) and will be featuring Alli Foss, Michael Di Liberto, Ashley Campana, Will Erat, Ashley Klanac, John D. Haggerty, Gil Perez-Abraham & Jeanne Tinker. (more...)

Oyster Mill Playhouse to Stage EVITA, 9/26-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Oyster Mill Playhouse in Camp Hill is pleased to present its second musical of the 2014, Evita; with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber. It is produced by special arrangement with Rodgers and Hammerstein. (more...)

Marti Pellow Returns in BLOOD BROTHERS Nov 3-15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

West End star and multi-platinum selling artist Marti Pellow reprises his role of Narrator in Blood Brothers exclusively for Glasgow audiences, starring alongside Maureen Nolan as Mrs Johnstone, November 3-15. Performances are: Mon - Sat eves 7.30pm, Wed & Sat mats 2.30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, August 31 - Part 2 - Manila Premiere of THE LAST FIVE YEARS and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 30 SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. (more...)

Neglected Musicals Presents IT'S A BIRD, IT'S A PLANE, IT'S SUPERMAN, 10/06
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2014

Neglected Musicals will present It's a Bird It's a Plane It's Superman, on Hayes Theatre Co on Monday, 6 October. Directed by Stuart Maunder this 1966 Broadway Musical is the classic battle between good and evil by one of the comic world's most renowned superhero's, Superman. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: Elena Shaddow, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber, Broadway on 22nd Street, Molly Ryan 'Come Up and See Me Sometime' a Cheeky Tribute to Mae West, and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a 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...)

BWW Exclusive: Elementary! Sherlock Holmes on His Way Back to the Broadway Stage?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com has exclusively learned that Sherlock Holmes may be headed to the stage in the coming Broadway seasons. Tony Award Nominated producer Antonio R. Marion (Big Fish, Evita) is said to be sheparding the project that is currently in the developmental stages. The production is set to be a brand new version of the beloved stories written by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle that will be presented in the format of a play while a live orchestra underscores the drama and action. (more...)

Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 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 www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Taylor Beyer and More to Star in TUTS Underground's REEFER MADNESS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Mary Jane and friends are coming to town! TUTS Underground is taking you on a hilarious, psychedelic journey through Reefer Madness, Sept. 25 - Oct. 5 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center. Inspired by the classic 1936 anti-marijuana propaganda film, this tongue-in-cheek musical follows the hysterical downward spiral that arises when a group of clean-cut kids fall prey to the dreaded marijuana, and we're here to tell you who those crazy kids are. (more...)

Original A CHORUS LINE Star Mitzi Hamilton Directs and Choreographs at Surflight Theatre, Now thru 9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Broadway veteran Mitzi Hamilton, one of the dancers in Michael Bennett's original developmental workshop that provided the inspiration for the character of Val in A Chorus Line, will direct and choreograph the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical at Surflight Theatre, tonight, August 27-September 14. (more...)

Light Opera Works to Present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS, 10/3-12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Light Opera Works will present COLE PORTER'S GREATEST HITS October 3 through 12 at the Nichols Concert Hall in Evanston. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Lyric Video for ALADDIN's 'Prince Ali'
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, the new musical comedy based on the Academy Award®-winning animated film, opened to critical acclaim on March 20th, 2014 at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Below, check out a just-released lyric video for one of the show's well-known anthems, 'Prince Ali.' (more...)

BWW Interview: Michael Cerveris Reveals All on NINE LIVES Musical, His New Home in New Orleans & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Aug 27, 2014

Cerveris took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld about the new project earlier this week, and you can check out the full interview below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rachel Potter and More at Marty Thomas Presents DIVA's 2014 GLITTER BALL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Last night, Monday, August 25, Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan celebrated the birthday of Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden). Scroll down for photos from this year's GLITTER BALL! (more...)

Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2014, Fall Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 26, 2014

In the coming months, Broadway will welcome a fresh crop of productions- many of which will mark the Broadway debuts for a slew of talented actors. Whether they are fresh faces or established stars, these Broadway babies will soon take their very first bows on the grandest stages in the world. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

SecondStory Rep to Open Season 16 with CHESS, 8/29-9/14
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

SecondStory Rep presents CHESS, running August 29-September 14, 2014, featuring music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus and lyrics by Tim Rice, based on an idea by Tim Rice. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Don't Cry for EVITA
by Brooke Bridenstine - Aug 25, 2014

When Evita premiered on Broadway in 1979, it sat in a similar position as it does now: in a medium known for lighter fare, it seeks to tell a fairly unusual tale. And yet, the original Broadway production won multiple Tony awards and its' popularity spurred a 2012 Broadway revival and a current national tour that recently played in Des Moines. (more...)

Marty Thomas Present Diva Hosts Glitter Ball with Guest Rachel Potter Tonoght
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Tonight, August 25, Industry Bar in midtown Manhattan celebrates the birthday of Marty Thomas (Xanadu, Wicked, The Secret Garden). (more...)

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