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Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for November 2014. Performers include Tony Award winning actress and singer Betty Buckley; Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; jazz legend Freddy Cole; acclaimed performance artist Jeffrey Johnson; star of stage and screen Telly Leung; Award-winning cabaret singer -- and Bay Area native -- Carly Ozard. Additional performers for November 2014 will be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special with 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers, Part 2 - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special with 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers, Part 2 - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 25, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANClick and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long,Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn. Check out Part 2 of the conversation below, and CLICK HERE to watch Part 1! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/20-9/21/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 9/20-9/21/2014
by - Sep 21, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, September 21, 2014 - Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes GODSPELL, GLEE Star Telly LeungTheater People Podcast Welcomes GODSPELL, GLEE Star Telly Leung
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 21, 2014

On Monday, September 22 the Theater People Podcast welcomes the multi-talented Telly Leung. Topics discussed include his work on the musical TV show GLEE, his work on Broadway including Flower Drum Song, the groundbreaking 2004 revival of Stephen Sondheim' PACIFIC OVERTURES, RENT, and GODSPELL, and his new role as a producer on the rock musical short film GRIND starring Anthony Rapp. (more...)

Telly Leung, Julia Murney & Dana Moore Featured on Latest Episode of THE ENSEMBLISTTelly Leung, Julia Murney & Dana Moore Featured on Latest Episode of THE ENSEMBLIST
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone announce the release of The Ensemblist's 31st episode: "Ensemble Shows." (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More -  PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMANBWW TV Exclusive: Backstage Special - 6 of Theatre's Hottest Costume Designers Talk Trends, Fashion & More - PRESENTED BY BERGDORF GOODMAN
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Sep 17, 2014

A very special edition of Backstage with Richard Ridge comes to you today, presented by Bergdorf Goodman. The panel features 6 of the theatre world'ss most celebrated and influential costume designers. In this special discussion, they explore current trends in costume design, as well as the impact design has on consumer fashions, and how contemporary fashion influences costume design. Click and drag to moveA New York landmark since 1901, Bergdorf Goodman represents the pinnacle of style, service and modern luxury. Located at 5th Avenue and 58th Street, it is the leading fashion authority and a singular destination for the most discerning customers from around the world. This special panel was filmed at Eric Winterling Costumes Inc., who have been making costumes for shows on Broadway and beyond for more than 20 years. Featured on the panel are Jess Goldstein, William Ivey Long, Rita Ryack, Carrie Robbins, Gregg Barnes, and David Zinn. (more...)

Marin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This MonthMarin Mazzie Joins 'GETTING TO KNOW YOU' Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser are thrilled to welcome the addition of Broadway's beloved Marin Mazzie to the cast of GETTING TO KNOW YOU: An Enchanted Evening of Oscar Hammerstein II, the Saturday night benefit concert of the inaugural Oscar Hammerstein Festival. (more...)

Baayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation AwardBaayork Lee Honored with Actors' Equity's 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Asian American actor, dancer, singer, choreographer, director and author Baayork Lee has received the 2014 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. (more...)

NJPAC Partners with 54 Below for New Series, Featuring Stars from Broadway's INTO THE WOODS, MAME and MoreNJPAC Partners with 54 Below for New Series, Featuring Stars from Broadway's INTO THE WOODS, MAME and More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, announces a new partnership with New Jersey Perfoming Arts Center (NJPAC) to present a series of evenings direct from 'Broadway's living room' to the audiences at the esteemed arts venue in Newark, NJ. The series, '54 Below at NJPAC,' launches with three Saturday night events, originally presented on stage at 54 Below, celebrating the music of legendary Broadway songwriters and featuring all-star Broadway talent. (more...)

54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events54 Below & NJPAC Partner for Three Upcoming Events
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

(NJPAC) to present a series of evenings direct from 'Broadway's living room' to the audiences at the esteemed arts venue in Newark, NJ. The series, '54 Below at NJPAC,' launches with three Saturday night events, originally presented on stage at 54 Below, celebrating the music of legendary Broadway songwriters and featuring all-star Broadway talent. (more...)

Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28Cast Announced for The Old Globe's GLOBE FOR ALL Free Shakespeare Tour, Beginning 10/28
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

The Old Globe invites your participation and coverage as it begins presenting shows through an exciting new producing platform, Globe for All. This free-of-charge tour of a professional production of Shakespeare will allow the theatre to serve more communities throughout San Diego by collaborating with a diverse range of local organizations. Old Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein directs the first production, Shakespeare's fascinating romance All's Well That Ends Well. He has cast local professional actors, including recent graduates of the Old Globe/University of San Diego Graduate Theatre Program. The first Globe for All free Shakespeare tour will begin October 28 and will culminate in three low-cost performances on November 7 to 9 in the Globe's Hattox Hall, part of the Karen and Donald Cohn Education Center in the Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season Closes with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/16Court Theatre's 59th Season Closes with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, Now thru 5/16
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run today, May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14Washington National Opera Presents the World Premiere of AN AMERICAN SOLDIER, 6/13-14
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Washington National Opera (WNO) presents the world premiere of An American Soldier, June 13-14, 2014 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. An American Soldier features music by composer Huang Ruo and a libretto by David Henry Hwang. This new work, to be performed in English, is the second hourlong opera created under the auspices of the American Opera Initiative, WNO's commissioning program for contemporary American opera. An American Soldier is directed by David Paul and a chamber orchestra is conducted by Steven Jarvi; both are alumni of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Telly Leung Talks GLEE, GODSPELL & Upcoming Role in GREASEBWW Interviews: Telly Leung Talks GLEE, GODSPELL & Upcoming Role in GREASE
by Caryn Robbins - May 6, 2014

Today, Leung chats exclusively to BWW about a possible return to GLEE, sharing the RENT experience with Wayne Brady, and proudly taking on the role of an Asian 'Teen Angel!' (more...)

The Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection Out Today on AmazonThe Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection Out Today on Amazon
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2014

Songwriting team Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II brought melodies and words to life in some of the most iconic movie musicals of the 20th Century, and now Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment plans to bring that magic home with The Rodgers & Hammerstein Blu-ray Collection today, May 6. (more...)

Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014Jane Lynch, Alice Ripley, Justin Guarini, Marilyn Maye and More Set for 54 Below, June-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

This June, July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: SUPER GAY ASIAN CABARETBWW Interviews: Fringe Spotlight: SUPER GAY ASIAN CABARET
by Ellen Dostal - May 19, 2014

Super-Gay-Asian comedian Kevin Yee and Filipina diva J.Elaine Marcos combine their unique style of comedy/music/sketch/standup, and promise audiences plenty of sparkle, dim sum, and unicorn magic at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. (more...)

Sharon Wilkins, Darren Ritchie & More Set for TRIPLE THREAT Concert Series at Vitello's Jazz and Supperclub, 5/19Sharon Wilkins, Darren Ritchie & More Set for TRIPLE THREAT Concert Series at Vitello's Jazz and Supperclub, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

On May 19, 2014, Vitello's Jazz and Supperclub presents Triple Threat, a monthly Broadway concert series, featuring some of LA's finest Broadway talent. This theme for this month's concert is Disney, and will feature Broadway singers performing songs from both Disney movies and musicals. Hosted by the voice of Louis the Alligator from Disney's The Princess and the Frog, Michael-Leon Wooley (Little Shop of Horrors, Five Guys Named Moe, The Music Man), the concert will feature performers Sharon Wilkins (Seussical, The Life, All Shook Up), J. Elaine Marcos (Annie, A Chorus Line, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), Darren Ritchie (Dracula, Wonderland, Les Miserables), Rhett George (Sweet Charity, Memphis, Aida), Eric B. Anthony (The Lion King, Mary Poppins, Hairspray), Chandra Lee Schwartz (Gypsy, Wicked), Stephanie Fredricks (Wonderful Town), Anne Letscher (Fiddler on the Roof), Daniel May (Flower Drum Song), Haviland Stillwell (Les Miserables, Fiddler on the Roof), Deedee Magno Hall (Miss Saigon), and Michelle Loucadoux (The Little Mermaid, Mary Poppins, Beauty and the Beast). (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 SeasonMet 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...)

Norm Lewis, Linda Eder & More Set for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2014-15 Cabaret SeriesNorm Lewis, Linda Eder & More Set for Pittsburgh Cultural Trust's 2014-15 Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust has announced the third season for the 2014-2015 TRUST Cabaret Series. Enjoy the rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2014-2015 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase performers Linda Eder, Brian D'Arcy James, Norm Lewis, Ann Hampton Callaway & Broadway Showstoppers. (more...)

David Henry Hwang Admits to Playing a Role in MISS SAIGON Yellow-Face ControversyDavid Henry Hwang Admits to Playing a Role in MISS SAIGON Yellow-Face Controversy
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Miss Saigon is about to return to the West End, opening at the Prince Edward Theatre on May 21, and though this production has had a smooth road to opening night so far, the original production was a bit more controversial. In a recent piece in The Guardian, which begins with 'I lied to producer Cameron Mackintosh,' playwright David Henry Hwang admits to being involved with the 'Yellow Face controversy'. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Marilyn Maye, Mark Nadler & More Set for 54 Below this WeekKate 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 www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Telly Leung & Alpha/Omega Players to Offer Master Classes, 7/12Telly Leung & Alpha/Omega Players to Offer Master Classes, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

The Alpha/Omega Players will hold two special master classes with Broadway Star Telly Leung on Saturday, July 12, 2014: (more...)

Emily Bergl, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below this WeekEmily Bergl, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 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...)

Photo Flash: A Broadway Smile's WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN Charity Gala at BirdlandPhoto Flash: A Broadway Smile's WE'LL TAKE MANHATTAN Charity Gala at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

On June 2nd, cast members of A Broadway Smile's inaugural charity gala We'll Take Manhattan coming to New World Stages June 10th took the stage at Jim Caruso's Cast Party at Birdland to much ovation. Singing to raise awareness for the children of Operation Smile. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

MTC to Stage World Premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE SWING OF THE SEA in 2015; Ruy Iskandar, Jodi Long, Jennifer Lim & More to Star in THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESSMTC to Stage World Premiere of Richard Greenberg's THE SWING OF THE SEA in 2015; Ruy Iskandar, Jodi Long, Jennifer Lim & More to Star in THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) have announced a new world premiere play and casting news for two of Manhattan Theatre Club's upcoming 2014-2015 theatrical season productions. (more...)

Karen Mason and Marni Nixon to Star in Reading of New Musical A WOMAN ON TOP, 7/9-10Karen Mason and Marni Nixon to Star in Reading of New Musical A WOMAN ON TOP, 7/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by the current political climate, will have a special industry reading next month. The reading will star Karen Mason -- Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as a prolific concert and recording artist -- and be directed by Dan Knechtges (Lysistrata Jones, Tony Award nominee for Xanadu choreography). The show has music by Rhonda Kess, and lyrics by Rhonda Kess and Dale Kiken and a book by Dale Kiken. The reading will take place on Wednesday, July 9 at 3:00 PM and Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 PM at The New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street). Industry members interested in attending should email AWOTrsvp@gmail.com and indicate their affiliation. (more...)

Playwrights David Henry Hwang and Lynn Nottage to Teach at ColumbiaPlaywrights David Henry Hwang and Lynn Nottage to Teach at Columbia
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Carol Becker, Dean of Faculty of Columbia University School of the Arts, announced today the appointment of two acclaimed playwrights to the faculty of the Arts: David Henry Hwang, Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting and director of the Playwriting Concentration, and Lynn Nottage, Associate Professor of Theatre in Playwriting. (more...)

Days After the Tony Awards Broadway's Brightest Lit up the Stage to Benefit Operation SmileDays After the Tony Awards Broadway's Brightest Lit up the Stage to Benefit Operation Smile
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

On June 10, 2014, producer and director, Caleb Ryan and a cast of rising stars on Broadway revived the timeless music of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Hart in the one night only performance of We'll Take Manhattan, all to benefit Operation Smile. New World Stages played host to the performance and exclusive after party with industry heavy hitters in attendance including Tony Award winners Billy Porter and Michael Starobin, Grammy winner Kurt Elling, Two Time Tony Award Nominee Laura Osnes as well as television personality Chenoa Maxwell from the OWN network's hit television show Love in the City. (more...)

Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

FLOWER DRUM SONG Star James Shigeta Dies at 81FLOWER DRUM SONG Star James Shigeta Dies at 81
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Variety reports that actor James Shigeta, best known for his roles in “Die Hard” and the big screen adaptation of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song, died Monday at 81. (more...)

James Shigeta, Star of FLOWER DRUM SONG Film, Passes AwayJames Shigeta, Star of FLOWER DRUM SONG Film, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

According to Variety, Asian-American actor James Shigeta, known for his role as 'Wang Ta' in the 1961 film adaptation of the Broadway musical Flower Drum Song, died today, July 28, 2014. He was 81. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!
by Ken Womble - Jul 25, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Jose Llana! (more...)

NYC Costume Jewelry Designer to Make Coronation Jewels for Mardi Gras RoyaltyNYC Costume Jewelry Designer to Make Coronation Jewels for Mardi Gras Royalty
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Chris Crouch, the jewelry designer behind the label Moans Couture, has hand crafted the custom designed crowns, scepters, and sets of jewels for the stage productions of Broadway's Wicked and Aladdin, HBO's Boardwalk Empire, Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows, Fashion Designer Zac Posen, and Katy Perry. Expanding his presence as a designer, he will be hosting trunk shows this September in Baton Rouge and New Orleans for Mardi Gras enthusiasts. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/14 - LADY DAY Hits 100, Ariana Grande Live, JUNE MOON Launches WTF & More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/2/14 - LADY DAY Hits 100, Ariana Grande Live, JUNE MOON Launches WTF & More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 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: LADY DAY marks the big 1-0-0, Ariana Grande debuts songs from her new album on MTV, and JUNE MOON starts this year's festival in Williamstown! (more...)

Adam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New MusicalsAdam Gwon and Sarah Hammond's STRING, Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond's 'HOWARD BARNES' and More Set for NAMT's 2014 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

The National Alliance For Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced today its selections for the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals. Beautiful Poison, Cubamor, Great Wall, How To Break, Mary Marie, The Noteworthy Life of Howard Barnes, String and Stu For Silverton make up the eight new musicals that will be presented at the 26th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 23, 2014 and Friday, October 24, 2014 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Reathel Bean Joins Karen Mason and More in A WOMAN ON TOP Industry Reading, 7/9; Cast Complete!Reathel Bean Joins Karen Mason and More in A WOMAN ON TOP Industry Reading, 7/9; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by Hillary Clinton, has announced the complete cast for a special industry reading next week. Reathel Bean (Caroline, Or Change) will join the previously announced star Karen Mason, Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as Frank Vlastnik (Broadway: Big, The Sweet Smell of Success, A Year with Frog & Toad), Marni Nixon (Broadway: Nine, Follies; Film: The King and I, West Side Story, My Fair Lady) and Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits by Joe Iconis). (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Oscar Hammerstein's Heartfelt Vintage TV InterviewTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Oscar Hammerstein's Heartfelt Vintage TV Interview
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 17, 2014

Today we are looking at a phenomenal and fascinating interview clip recorded way back in 1958 featuring one of the major shapers of the modern musical, Oscar Hammerstein. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/14 - Broadway in Bryant Park, 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', Leslie Uggams as 'Mama Rose' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/10/14 - Broadway in Bryant Park, 'RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY', Leslie Uggams as 'Mama Rose' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 10, 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: BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK launches its summer season today, BETWEEN RIVERSIDE AND CRAZY begins off-Broadway, Leslie Uggams stars in GYPSY in Connecticut and more! (more...)

Centenary Stage Company's GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD Series Continues 9/7Centenary Stage Company's GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD Series Continues 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

"Tragedy is easy... comedy is hard." The short stories and sketches of James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, and the legendary Mark Twain fill the bill of Centenary Stage Company's ninth GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD series for this free staged reading event on Sunday, September 7th at 3 pm in The Kutz Black Box Theatre. This exploration of the human foibles, comic frustrations and eccentricities of ordinary people will be read by Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso. At a time when the world seems to be falling down around our ears and human behavior has left the sanest of us baffled, a healthy dose of these three might be exactly what the doctor ordered to reassure ourselves that the world isn't going crazy; it's simply always been that way. (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Star in Lincoln Center's THE OLDEST BOY; Cast Complete!Celia Keenan-Bolger and More to Star in Lincoln Center's THE OLDEST BOY; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Ernest Abuba, Joel de la Fuente, Tsering Dorjee, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Takemi Kitamura, James Saito, Jon Norman Schneider, and Nami Yamamoto will comprise the cast of its upcoming production of Sarah Ruhl's new play THE OLDEST BOY. The play, to be directed by Rebecca Taichman, will begin previews Thursday, October 9 and open on Monday, November 3 in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's OSCAR HAMMERSTEIN FESTIVAL, Beg. 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse Producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser announce the launch of a musical theatre development program focusing on the importance of lyrics in the creation of new musicals: The Oscar Hammerstein Festival - named in honor of the master writer whose countless accomplishments during his illustrious career include having mentored a young Stephen Sondheim at Hammerstein's Bucks County farm -- is a year-long program that offers expert mentorship to early career composers and lyricists. The Oscar Hammerstein Festival will culminate in a weekend with musical theatre experts, artists, and enthusiasts and various events open to the general public. The Festival will launch September 26 - 28, 2014. (more...)

Telly Leung to Return to 54 Below with 'A SONG FOR YOU'Telly Leung to Return to 54 Below with 'A SONG FOR YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

After a year-long hiatus, Broadway and TV actor Telly Leung (Glee, Godspell, Rent, Allegiance) returns to the 54 Below stage with a brand new show entitled, 'Telly Leung: A Song For You' on Sunday, September 7 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Leslie Odom Jr.'s LESLIE ODOM JR. Gives All the HeartBWW CD Reviews: Leslie Odom Jr.'s LESLIE ODOM JR. Gives All the Heart
by David Clarke - Aug 22, 2014

Leslie Odom Jr. took a risk to progress his career with a solo album. He turned to Kickstarter and received copious donations from his loyal fans. Funded with almost $11,000 more than his original goal, Leslie Odom Jr., who had caught our attention on SMASH, entered the studio. Now, fans and newcomers alike can revel in the glory of his decadently jazzy debut solo album, and after just one listen, I'm sure that you'll be hooked. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits -MAMMA MIA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 20, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, 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 MAMMA MIA! below! (more...)

Free Staged Reading of TRAGEDY IS EASY…COMEDY IS HARD Led by Broadway Veteran Randall Duk Kim on 9/7Free Staged Reading of TRAGEDY IS EASY…COMEDY IS HARD Led by Broadway Veteran Randall Duk Kim on 9/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

"Tragedy is easy... comedy is hard." The short stories and sketches of James Thurber, Dorothy Parker, and the legendary Mark Twain fill the bill of Centenary Stage Company's ninth GREAT AUTHORS ALOUD presentation for this free staged reading event on Sunday, September 7th at 3 pm in The Edith Kutz Theater. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Telly Leung Sings 'Joyful, Joyful' in Chapel in FlorenceSTAGE TUBE: Telly Leung Sings 'Joyful, Joyful' in Chapel in Florence
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Godspell's Telly Leung recently had an impromptu solo performance during a tour of a chapel in Florence, Italy. In this video, the Broadway star sings the fitting hymn 'Joyful, Joyful,' a capella, accompanied by the lovely accoustics of the church. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- KINKY BOOTS!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 15, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, 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 KINKY BOOTS below! (more...)

Leslie Odom, Jr. Releases Debut AlbumLeslie Odom, Jr. Releases Debut Album
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

'SMASH', 'Person of Interest', and 'House of Lies' actor Leslie Odom Jr. has released his self-titled debut album! It is now available at all major online retailers including iTunes, Amazon, and CD Baby. (more...)

Court Theatre's 59th Season to Close with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-16Court Theatre's 59th Season to Close with David Henry Hwang's M. BUTTERFLY, 5/8-16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Court Theatre closes its 2013-2014 season with the Chicago premiere of M. Butterfly written by David Henry Hwang and directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell, with choreography by Jamie Guan. M. Butterfly will run May 8 - June 8, 2014 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, May 17, 2014 at 8:00PM. (more...)

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