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Fosse is a three-act musical revue showcasing the choreography of Bob Fosse. After 21 previews, the original Broadway production, conceived and directed by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Ann Reinking and choreographed by Reinking and Chet Walker, opened on January 14, 1999 at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 1093 performances.


Donna McKechnie and Alexandra Bilings Join PFP's Honorary Board
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

?The Board of Directors of Pride Films and Plays is thrilled to announce Broadway legend Donna McKechnie and actor/activist Alexandra Billings have become the inaugural members of Pride Films and Plays' Honorary Board. (more...)

BWW Interview: My Dance Selfie with Khori Michelle Petinaud of Broadway's ALADDIN
by Bob Rizzo - Jun 30, 2016

Khori Petinaud was more of an athlete as a child yet she still sashayed around her house in tutus, tiaras, and dance slippers. She didn't actually start formal ballet classes until she was thirteen. Having been bitten by the 'ballet bug' was, in a word, transformative. Given her age, the young Petinaud was not one to waste time. She attended the summer program at Dance Theatre of Harlem that very same year. Eventually she discovered her love of modern dance while studying at Alvin Ailey and subsequently attended Tisch School of the Arts where she received her BFA in dance. Her foray into musical theatre was with the national tour of The Color Purple. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Becomes Patient Ambassador for Diabetes Care
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Novo Nordisk, a world leader in diabetes care, today announced new partnerships with Tony Award -winning actor and entertainer Ben Vereen and Academy of Country Music nominee RaeLynn, who both have joined its Patient Ambassador Education Program. (more...)

WILEYFOX ACCENDE UNA SCINTILLA NELLA VITA DEI CONSUMATORI: ARRIVA SPARK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

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SHE LOVES ME, FUN HOME & More to Offer Specially Priced Tickets in Celebration of July 4th
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

A group of hit Broadway shows are providing a special $40 discount on tickets for July 4th weekend, as part of a new initiative – Star-Spangled Broadway. This special discount is available for Chicago, The Crucible, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Fun Home, Kinky Boots, She Loves Me, and Something Rotten!. A full description of these shows and a schedule of performances with the special $40 tickets can be found below.  For more information: visit StarSpangledBroadway.com. (more...)

Music, Musicals, Art and More Slated for The Grand's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

As a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers 'living in the moment' entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences. Its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season will include many such memorable events. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Winner Cady Huffman in SHEAR MADNESS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Manny Kladitis, Jeffrey Chrzczon, Terry Schnuck, Kathleen K. Johnson, Jack Lane, Radio Mouse Entertainment, Schaffert/Hummel, Driemeyer-Sills Productions, Michael Guccione, David Gersten, Erach Screwvala, and The Shubert Organization, by special arrangement with Cranberry Productions, are proud to welcome Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman to the cast of Shear Madness. Cady assumes the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast is Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas.  Adam Gerber, who created the role of Mike Thomas, has replaced Jeremy Kushnier in the role of Eddie Lawrence. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of LEGALLY BLONDE at California Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/23/16- Bob Fosse
by Stage Tube - Jun 23, 2016

Happy Birthday, Bob Fosse! Fosse won an unprecedented eight Tony Awards for choreography, as well as one for direction. He was nominated for an Academy Award four times, winning for his direction of Cabaret. Amonst his many Broadway credits are The Pajama Game, Damn Yankees, Sweet Charity, Pippin, Chicago, Dancin' and many more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ian Campayno Talks TRIP OF LOVE and BROADWAY BARES
by David Clarke - Jun 23, 2016

Last Sunday, BROADWAY BARES: ON DEMAND raised $1.48 million for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Musical theater dancer and actor Ian Campayno personally raised over $3,000 as a member of the cast for this years show. Just before this years BROADWAY BARES show, I sat down with Ian Campayno to talk about his current show, TRIP OF LOVE and BROADWAY BARES. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/23/2016 - The Rockettes' NEW YORK SPECTACULAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 23, 2016

Today's big news: The Rockettes celebrate the grand opening of their NEW YORK SPECTACULAR at Radio City! (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present six productions in the 2016-2017 season, ranging from revamped classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

Jessie Wallace to Play 'Mama Morton' in UK Tour of CHICAGO, Aug. 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play the role of 'Mama Morton' when the show plays Nottingham Royal Concert Hall (15 - 20 August), Belfast Grand Opera House (5 - 10 September), Liverpool Empire (12 - 17 September), Glasgow King's Theatre (19 - 24 September), Aberdeen His Majesty's Theatre (26 September - 1 October), Bromley Churchill Theatre (10 - 15 October), Woking New Victoria Theatre (17 - 22 October), Canterbury Marlowe Theatre (24 - 29 October), Norwich Theatre Royal (31 October - 5 November) and Leeds Grand Theatre (22 - 26 November). www.chicagothemusical.com/uktour. Please see full listings below. (more...)

New Musical LOVE IN STOP MOTION to Feature New Jersey Youth This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

Fourteen Northwest New Jersey youths bring life to an original new musical, 'Love In Stop Motion' by Luthas & Lee, that performs this Friday & Saturday, June 24th & 25th at the Centenary University Little Theatre, in Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

EastEnders' Jessie Wallace Joins Touring Production of CHICAGO
by Marianka Swain - Jun 21, 2016

David Ian, producer of the international award-winning musical CHICAGO is delighted to announce that one of Britain's most-loved soap stars, Jessie Wallace, will play Mama Morton in the musical's touring production. (more...)

Tony Winner Cady Huffman Joins Cast of SHEAR MADNESS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Shear Madness welcome Tony and Drama Desk Award Winner Cady Huffman to its cast of beginning tonight, Monday June 20th. Cady will assume the role of Mrs. Shubert, originated by Lynne Wintersteller. Also joining the cast tonight will be Jonathan Randell Silver, most recently seen in Please Continue at Ensemble Studio Theatre, who will assume the role of Mike Thomas. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Pittsburgh CLO's CHICAGO!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Set inside the sensationalized female murderess craze that swept 1920s Chicago, CHICAGO draws its audience into a world of crime and glitz against the vivid backdrop of the jazz age. A first time production for Pittsburgh CLO, CHICAGO is sure to be 'all that jazz' and more! (more...)

Broadway History Will be Made When CHICAGO Welcomes Back Bianca Marroquin This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Broadway history will be made when, for the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors will lead a Broadway musical. The producers of Chicago, Broadway's Longest Running American Musical, have announced that Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Bianca Marroquin and Jaime Camil will appear on stage opposite each other as 'Roxie Hart' and 'Billy Flynn' for 24 performances only beginning Monday, July 11th. Mr. Camil will end his run in the show on Sunday, July 31st and Ms. Marroquin will continue in her role through Sunday, August 21st at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Zakrin, James Michael Lambert and More in LEGALLY BLONDE at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

With a cast featuring Broadway veterans and Music Circus audience favorites, the musical comedy Legally Blonde makes its Music Circus premiere to kick off the 66th season. Performances are Tuesday, June 14 through Sunday, June 19 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Cast Send CHICAGO Birthday Love!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, celebrates its 20th anniversary year in 2016 and the company of KINKY BOOTS is sending them some birthday love. Check out their tribute below! (more...)

BWW TV: Andy Blankenbuehler Reacts to His Second Tony Win for HAMILTON!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 13, 2016

Just last night, Andy Blankenbuehler won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Choreography for Hamilton. His other Broadway credits include In the Heights (Tony, Outer Critics, Drama Desk Awards), Bring It On, 9 to 5, The People in the Picture, The Apple Tree, Annie. Check out what he had to say about his big win below! (more...)

Ivoryton Playhouse to Stage CHICAGO, 6/29-7/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

?Things are beginning to steam up in Ivoryton as we get ready to open CHICAGO - June 29th - July 24th. (Book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse - Music by John Kander - Lyrics by Fred Ebb).  Winner of six 1997 Tony Awards, including Best Musical Revival, CHICAGO has everything that makes theatre great;  a universal tale of fame, fortune and all that jazz;  one show-stopping song after another and the most energetic dancing you've ever seen! (more...)

BWW Interview: The World Changes. Do Broadway's Longest Running Hits? Updates From THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, CHICAGO and THE LION KING
by Michael Dale - Jul 9, 2016

How do hit Broadway musicals stay fresh after running for two decades? (more...)

BWW Interview: MSMT Panel Takes a Look at History: Argentina's and Its Own
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jul 8, 2016

History- actual 20th century events and the theatre's own story and legacy - became the joint focus of Maine State Music Theatre's second Peek Behind the Curtain talkback, held on July 7 at the Curtis Memorial Library. The panel examined the characters and forces that formed the basis for MSMT"s thrilling production of Evita, now playing at the Pickard until July 16, and also took several excursions into MSMT's history, which forms the basis of a new retrospective exhibition, MSMT Past, Present, and Future, which serendipitously celebrated a gala opening that same date. Moderated by Broadway World's Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold, the panel featured the three stars of the Andrew Lloyd-Webber musical, Kate Fahrner, Matt Farcher, and Nat Chandler, as well as the Artistic Directors of two of the areas leading theatres, MSMT's own Curt Dale Clark and the Good Theater's Brian P. Allen. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO at Park Playhouse
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 7, 2016

Park Playhouse's production of John Kander and Fred Ebb's Chicago brings a slick, sultry, and sensual vibe to Washington Park, seducing its way through each member of the audience. The show, now known as the longest running American musical in Broadway history, is ruthless, dark, and heartless, though that may not be a great thing. (more...)

BWW Review: YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN Is A Delightful Trip Down Memory Lane
by Jade Kops - Jul 7, 2016

Presented with simplicity, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN is a mix of nostalgia and a reminder that life isn't perfect, but with friends, a loyal dog, it can still be good. (more...)

BWW Preview: CHICAGO at Mac-Haydn Theatre
by Gianluca Russo - Jul 6, 2016

Mac-Haydn Theatre is almost ready to razzle dazzle audiences with their upcoming production of the longest running American musical, Chicago. The show runs July 7 through July 24 in Chatham, New York. Stepping into the iconic roles of Roxy and Velma are Caitlin Wilayto and Bridget Elise Yingling, respectfully, who were kind enough to speak with us via phone last week. (more...)

Lundstrum Center to Present THE BOY FRIEND, 8/5-7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

A diverse cast of 30 teenage students of dance, voice and drama will present Sandy Wilson's musical spoof The Boy Friend, August 5, 6 and 7 at the Lundstrum Center for the Performing Arts in North Minneapolis. This witty play, set in the French Riviera, presents a rollicking review of courtship in the Roaring 20's, with amusing characters, mistaken identities, catchy tunes and up-beat dance numbers, including the memorable 'Won't You Charleston With Me?' (more...)

Bid To Meet SWEET CHARITY's Sutton Foster, Support The New Group
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers an opening night photo-op with Sutton Foster and the cast of SWEET CHARITY. (more...)

Ocean State Theatre Company to Host Fosse Dance Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

?Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), the not-for-profit professional theatre company, which will be opening its summer season this week, is proud to announce that it will host a Master Class focusing on Fosse-style theatrical dance. The class will be taught by Lauren Gemelli, who comes directly to OSTC from the National Tour of Chicago. Ms. Gemelli will be portraying the role of Lola in OSTC's summer opener, Damn Yankees, which opens in previews on Wednesday, July 6. (more...)

Hilary Bettis & Sheila Callaghan World Premieres Set for New Georges' 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

In its 25-year history, New Georges has brought forth an unprecedented generation of women playwrights and directors, providing them with steady artistic support and first or career-transforming productions in New York City. New Georges will celebrate its anniversary season with the World Premiere of Hilary Bettis' Alligator, directed by Elena Araoz, presented in collaboration with The Sol Project this fall, and of Sheila Callaghan and Daniella Topol's collaboratively-created Water at 3LD Art & Technology Center in June of 2017 as part of Water City, a multi-disciplinary art event.  (more...)

Photo Special: Seven With Sutton Foster - YOUNGER Star on Capitol 4th and Finding SWEET CHARITY
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 3, 2016

"I feel like I'm interviewing the President," I say. "I know, right!?" Sutton Foster responds as we laugh, leaving the U.S. Capitol in a black SUV. There the two-time Tony winner and TV star has just finished rehearsing for the Capitol 4th concert that will air live tomorrow on PBS. (more...)

BWW Review: Lady Rizo Reports From the Fuzzy Dreamscape of New Motherhood in Her Terrific New Show 'Multiplied' at Joe's Pub
by Remy Block - Jul 25, 2016

Alt-cabaret star Lady Rizo (aka Amelia Zirin-Brown) made her way to the stage to join her multi-instrumental accompanist, Yair Evnine. Threading regally through the audience, she held a translucent umbrella over her head, singing (my favorite Prince song) 'The Beautiful Ones' to Evnine's cello in a beautifully powerful, dusky-toned voice. Her terrific new show, Multiplied (continuing at Joe's Pub on July 25 and 26) is a meditation on modern motherhood, specifically what it means for an artist accustomed to the nomadic freedom of a life on tour to settle into life as a new parent. (more...)

THE COMMERCIALLY UNVIABLE QUEER TRASH THEATRE CYCLE at Dixon Place July 28th
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

For one night only, Dixon Place will present the workshop premiere of The Commercially Unviable Queer Trash Theatre Cycle: a raucous and irreverent night of plays by Kev Berry, on July 28th at 7:30 presented as part of the 25th Annual Hot! Festival of queer culture. (more...)

BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will be choreographing and directing her most recent production of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: Starkly Dark and Raw Revival of CABARET Returns Decadently to the Pantages
by Don Grigware - Jul 21, 2016

Perhaps Kander and Ebb's best musical, apart from Chicago, Cabaret has it all: a fine book, deliciously diverse characters, dynamite music and a subtext that will not quit. The subtext being: either compromise or get out if you value your life, the latter, to be sure, the wiser. This is Berlin, circa 1929/30, before Hitler, just as Nazi pressure hits the fan. Now a national tour based on Roundabout Theatre's 2013 revival docks at the Pantages for a mere 3 weeks with a glorious cast headed by Randy Harrison in a big, broad and devilishly fun performance as the Emcee. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: All That Chita! Legendary Original Velma Chita Rivera Visits Takarazuka's CHICAGO
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

It was over forty years ago when Broadway great Chita Rivera first emerged from beneath the 46th Street Theatre to thrill audiences with 'All That Jazz.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Worlds Collide When Takarazuka CHICAGO Meets Broadway Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Takarazuka, Japan's famous all-female musical theater troupe, makes its first appearance in New York in over 25 years with Takarazuka CHICAGO at Lincoln Center Festival July 20-24 only at the David H. Koch Theater, running concurrently with the Tony Award-winning show, with a legendary book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb, and now the number one longest-running American musical in Broadway history.    Just yesterday, the cast of Takarazuka CHICAGO was introduced to the cast of New York City's Broadway production by producers Fran and Berry Weissler. Check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

VIDEO: CHICAGO's Amra-Faye Wright, Bianca Marroquin, Jaime Camil Meet Their Counterparts From Japan's Takarazuka
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

The Broadway cast members welcome the visitors from Japan's century-old troupe. (more...)

The Greenhouse Theater Center Presents MOTHER (AND ME)
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

'Mother (and me)' comes to the Greenhouse Theater Center (2257 N. Lincoln Ave.) for a limited engagement, running Aug 4 - 14 as part of the Greenhouse's 'Solo Celebration!' series. Written and performed by Broadway veteran and comedian Melinda Buckley and presented as originally directed by Kimberly Senior. 'Mother (and me)' tells the auto-biographical tale of a larger-than-life Hungarian 'Mama Rose' and her 'Broadway baby' as they experience a shifting dynamic in their relationship. This hilariously honest solo show won the 'Best of Fest' award at the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival, and was originally developed and produced by Barabara Whitman Productions. (more...)

MOVE Guides CEO to Explore UK Tech Scene Post-Brexit During Upcoming Event
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

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DONNA McKECHNIE: SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME Set to Play Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

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SHEAR MADNESS, Starring Cady Huffman, Returns Tonight at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Shear Madness, the hit comedy whodunit, resumes performances at the Davenport Theatre (354 West 45th Street) tonight, Friday July 15th. (more...)

Victoria Clark, Montego Glover and Tsidii Le Loka Take Part in Convicted Producer Garth Drabinsky's MADAME SOUSATZKA Workshop
by Jessica Khan - Jul 14, 2016

The New York Post writes that convicted forger and producer Garth Drabinsky is planning his next stage project. Rumor is Drabinsky, producing via entertainment company StageVentures, has booked Toronto's Elgin Theatre for a new musical based on the 1988 film MADAME SOUSATZKA, which he produced, starring Shirley MacLaine. (more...)

Here They Come! Meet the Cast of MOTOWN, Returning to Broadway Tonight
by Meet the Cast - Jul 12, 2016

Motown the Musical returns to Broadway tonight, Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the original production below! (more...)

CHICAGO Makes Broadway History with Returning Star Bianca Marroquin Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Broadway history will be made when, for the first time ever, two Mexican-born actors will lead a Broadway musical. The producers of Chicago, Broadway's Longest Running American Musical, have announced that Latin superstars, and long-time friends, Bianca Marroquin and Jaime Camil will appear on stage opposite each other as 'Roxie Hart' and 'Billy Flynn' for 24 performances only beginning tonight, July 11th. (more...)

Castle Craig Players to Present CABARET, 7/29-8/7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

'Willkommen, bienvenue, welcome!' Take your seat as the Castle Craig Players present CABARET, the seductive, politically charged and daring Tony Award-winning musical for two weeks only - July 29-August 7! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Lyricist/Librettist Stephen Cole
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 10, 2016

There are three types of musical theatre lovers: Fan, Obsessed, and Stephen Cole. Stephen, who has had a wonderfully varied career as a lyricist and librettist, invited Rob & Kevin over to the musical theatre mecca he calls his apartment to talk about the craft of writing, meeting Merman, and how social media sites, like Facebook's Forgotten Musicals page, is uniting musical theatre fans from across the globe! (more...)

Dance Theatre of Orlando to Premiere K.E.Y.S., 7/15-17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

?The Dance Theatre of Orlando today announced full details of its next production, K.E.Y.S. - Kinetic Energy You Sacrifice, premiering July 15-17 at 8:30 p.m. at the ME Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS, la Dreaming Academy debutta a Padova
by Valeria Venturelli - Jul 1, 2016

Sabato 25 giugno ha debuttato al Multisala Pio X di Padova NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS - A HORROR MUSICAL, prodotto dalla Dreaming Academy, l'accademia di musical padovana. Lo spettacolo, messo in piedi da Alessio Guerra (direttore artistico dell'accademia) e Vittorio Attene (regista) con la collaborazione dei ragazzi e dei professori della Dreaming, riprende naturalmente la storia e le canzoni del famoso film d'animazione di Tim Burton. (more...)

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