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Tony Nominee Adrienne Barbeau Joins High-Flying Cast of PIPPIN National Tour Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015
The Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN welcomes Tony nominated ADRIENNE BARBEAU in the role of 'Berthe' in the national tour of PIPPIN in select cities! She begins performances in Ft. Lauderdale tonight, March 31st. (more...)
Tony Award-Winning Musical PIPPIN Heading to Sioux Falls This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015
Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN at the Washington Pavilion for five shows, running January 20-23, 2016. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: CHICAGO's Carly Hughes Talks Her Big Broadway Year with Carole, Fosse & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 26, 2015
Broadway's latest merry murderess, Carly Hughes, has had a huge year, jumping seamlessly from Beautiful, to Pippin and Chicago in a matter of months. Below, Broadway's new It Girl chats with Richard Ridge about wrapping up her run as Velma Kelly, what's up next, and more! (more...)
DORIS DAY: THE ESSENTIAL COLLECTION Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 4/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 25, 2015
Get all of Doris Day's best-loved movie musical classics! (more...)
Welcome to the Cell Block! Grammy Winner Brandy Will Make Broadway Debut in CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)
PPAC Sets 2015-16 Broadway Season: IF/THEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, PIPPIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015
The President of the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) J.L. 'Lynn' Singleton is pleased to announce PPAC's 38th Broadway Season, featuring the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series and the Encore Series. (more...)
BWW Reviews: CHICAGO! Slays 'Em At The Hippodrome
by Cybele Pomeroy - Mar 23, 2015
Author's Note: The posting of this review was delayed due to family circumstances. CHICAGO! has moved on from Baltimore. It is my hope my review will be of use to audiences in other cities on CHICAGO!'s tour. (more...)
Goodspeed to Honor Tony Walton at 2015 RAZZLE DAZZLE Gala This June
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015
?Goodspeed Musicals is thrilled to announce that Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Tony Walton will be the latest recipient of The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre. (more...)
BWW Reviews: CAROLE J. BUFFORD's New Show On the World's Oldest Profession Sizzles at 54 Below
by Alix Cohen - Mar 23, 2015
Just when one thinks Carole J. Bufford has thoroughly plumbed the genre for which she has so much affinity, the artist comes up with an audacious new show whose distinct focus, original format, and unblushing presentation delivers a fresh take. Heart of Gold: A Portrait of the Oldest Profession (this past Saturday night at 54 Below) offers a cavalcade of women who get paid to provide 'pleasure'--madams, streetwalkers, dancehall girls, and kept women from salty to sensuous, weary and bitter to a view from the catbird seat, enmeshed or looking back. (more...)
Broadway Babies - Meet the Broadway Class of 2015, Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 22, 2015
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 some of the grandest stages in the world. (more...)
Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW - Mar 22, 2015
Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)
Steps Beyond Presents Conversation with American Dance Machine, March 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2015
The Steps Beyond Foundation's Artists Talk Series presents PASSING IT ON: A CONVERSATION WITH AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE 21 with Nikki Feirt Atkins, Robert La Fosse, Tome Cousins, Lars Rosager, Margo Sappington and ADM dancers Georgina Pazcoguin, Amar Ramasar, Jessica Lee Goldyn. (more...)
Tickets to Go on Sale 3/22 for American Ballet Theatre's 2015 Season at the Met
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015
American Ballet Theatre's 2015 season at the Metropolitan Opera House, May 11-July 4, will be highlighted by the New York Premiere of an all-new production of The Sleeping Beauty, a revival of Lar Lubovitch's Othello and repertory programs featuring historic works in celebration of the Company's 75th Anniversary Season. Tickets for ABT's Spring Season at the Metropolitan Opera House go on sale at the box office on Sunday, March 22 at 9:00 A.M. (more...)
Denise Van Outen, Michael Xavier, Kimberley Walsh and Kerry Ellis Set to Lead SWEET CHARITY Concert at Cadogan Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015
Cadogan Hall presents the concert version of Sweet Charity with musical theatre stars Denise Van Outen, Michael Xavier, Kimberley Walsh and Kerry Ellis. The soloists are joined by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra and Arts Ed Chorale, under musical director Richard Balcombe. The creative team is completed by stage director Paul Foster and choreographer Matt Flint. (more...)
BWW Interviews: Dylis Croman of CHICAGO at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle West - Mar 19, 2015
Earlier this week, I had the pleasure of speaking with Broadway's Dylis Croman, who returns to the national tour of CHICAGO next week, as the fame-obsessed merry murderess, Roxie Hart. With five Broadway shows under her belt, and several national tours, Ms. Croman returns to Texas, having graduated from the Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts. Ms. Croman is also no stranger to the musical CHICAGO; she's performed in the show alongside the likes of Billy Ray Cyrus, Bebe Neuwirth, Kara DioGuardi and John O'Hurley, to name a few. (more...)
RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN, CHICAGO and More Set for Nashville Rep's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015
Nashville Repertory Theatre is proud to announce its 2015-16 season. Producing Artistic Director Rene D. Copeland notes that the season will include, 'a hot Pulitzer Prize-nominated contemporary play, a famous classic, the world premiere of a new play, and a great American musical.' (more...)
Nashville Rep's 2015-16 Season Announced
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 9, 2015
Nashville Repertory Theatre's 2015-16 season includes "a hot Pulitzer Prize-nominated contemporary play, a famous classic, the world premiere of a new play, and a great American musical," according to producing artistic director Rene Dunshee Copeland. (more...)
THE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 9, 2015
Deadline writes that Broadway and FROZEN vet Josh Gad and writer/director Jeremy Garelick just unveiled an untitled musical comedy project featuring tunes by the legendary Alan Menken, with lyrics by WICKED's Stephen Schwartz. (more...)
It's a Wide, Wide World! Meet the Full Cast of GIGI, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 8, 2015
Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, celebrates its opening tonight, April 8, at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, and watch highlights from the show below! (more...)
WAKE UP with BWW 4/8/2015 - GIGI, BUZZER, CALL MY PUBLICIST and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 8, 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: GIGI opens on Broadway, BUZZER starts at the Public, and reality TV hits the stage in Las Vegas! (more...)
BWW Interviews: Terra C. MacLeod of CHICAGO National Tour
by Cary Ginell - Apr 8, 2015
Terra C. MacLeod was born and raised in Montreal, Quebec. Her experience in the performing arts started when she was four years old, when she began taking ballet lessons. She got her theater arts degree at AMDA (American Musical and Dramatic Academy), after which started getting roles such as Cassie in A Chorus Line. Terra has traveled around the world as a performer; today, she calls Vancouver, British Columbia home, and has performed in such shows as Damn Yankees, My Fair Lady, and She Loves Me. This weekend, Terra comes to Thousand Oaks performing one of her favorite roles, the sultry murderess Velma in Theater League's production of Chicago. We talked to her from the road and she gave us some fascinating insights into her character. (more...)
THE VISIT Cast & Crew Believe Lyceum Theater Has a Ghost!
by Danielle Ashley Dias - Apr 7, 2015
The smell of cigarette smoke, sounds on the catwalk, and other strange sounds in the upper balcony during performances of 'The Visit' at the Lyceum has the cast and crew thinking it could only be one thing: the ghost of Bob Fosse. (more...)
BEAUTIFUL, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, IF/THEN and More Set for Broadway In Boston's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2015
Broadway In Boston has revealed its 2015-2016 Lexus Broadway Season which will feature eight theatrical productions, slated for the Boston Opera House and the Citi Emerson Colonial Theatre. Some of Broadway's biggest shows will be heading to Boston beginning next fall. (more...)
Harvey Weinstein Talks 'Doing Theatre', FINDING NEVERLAND and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015
Harvey Weinstein, producer of Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND, recently spoke with The New York Times about how his love for musical theatre began and how it led him to FINDING NEVERLAND. Scroll down for some highlights from the interview! (more...)
BWW Reviews: TOMMY FEMIA and RICK SKYE Are Still Magically Campy as Judy and Liza at Don't Tell Mama
by John Hoglund - Apr 25, 2015
Any seasoned entertainment pro will tell you that the key to success on a stage is keeping your audience happy. It also helps to throw in a bevy of show-stopping songs, parodies, and raucous tongue-in-cheek laughter along the way. Those make up only a few of the ingredients offered in the ongoing Judy and Liza: Together Again show at Don't Tell Mama (now in its fourth year) starring Tommy Femia and Rick Skye. (more...)
BWW Reviews: 'Into the Woods' (film)
by Francesco Vittorino - Apr 24, 2015
Ieri, dopo lunghe peripezie, sono finalmente riuscito a vedere 'INTO THE WOODS', il film di Rob Marshall tratto dall'omonimo musical di Stephen Sondheim e prodotto dalla Walt Disney. Che dire? Senza dubbio il libretto e la musica reggono piuttosto bene la pellicola, ma se si Fosse trattato di un film qualsiasi direi che non mi ha trasmesso niente. (more...)
BWW Reviews: SOMETHING ROTTEN! This Way Comes
by Michael Dale - Apr 24, 2015
A pair of Elizabethan playwrights attempts to write the world's first musical in this rousing new show. (more...)
Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015
The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)
Chita Rivera, Norm Lewis, Marin Mazzie & More to Celebrate Works of Kander & Ebb at CSC's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015
Classic Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Brian Kulick and Managing Director Jeff Griffin, will present its 2015 annual gala, MUSICAL MASTERWORKS, Monday evening, May 11 at the Hudson Theatre at the Millennium Broadway Hotel (145 West 44th Street, NYC). Tony Award-winner and CSC Associate Director John Doyle will helm an evening of memorable numbers from iconic American musicals-a rich and vital heritage that CSC has begun to explore with the critically-acclaimed productions of Passion and Allegro. (more...)
Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015
The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)
Brandy Norwood & Cast of CHICAGO Perform 'Roxie' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2015
Grammy Award winner Brandy Norwood and the cast of Broadway's CHICAGO stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform the number 'Roxie' from the hit Broadway musical. (more...)
BWW Review: PIPPIN Brings Visually, Emotionally Stunning Circus to Orlando
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 22, 2015
When the curtain hiding the big top is dropped after the opening verses of PIPPIN's first song, it reveals one of the most stunning visual tableaus you will ever see on stage. Acrobats, contortionists, clowns, and dancers line the colorful stage in a dazzling array of theatrical magic. However, as breath-taking as the opening scene is, the musical's impact runs far deeper than just its attractive surface. The show possesses palpable wit, passion, emotion, and a message that should impact theatre-goers of all ages. PIPPIN is, by far, the most exhilarating touring show to come through The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts in its first season as host of Orlando's Broadway Series. This visually and emotionally satisfying gem runs through this Sunday, April 26th; don't miss your chance to experience this beautiful corner of the musical theatre sky. (more...)
Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015
The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)
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by francesca silvestri - Apr 21, 2015
BWW Reviews: How Sweet SWEET CHARITY Is!
by Herbert Paine - Apr 21, 2015
How sweet SWEET CHARITY is! Arizona Broadway Theatre pays glorious tribute to this theatrical gem by mounting its own diamond of a production, tastefully directed by Seth Reines, featuring the glowing talent of Liz Fallon as Charity, and sparkling with a marvelous fusion of imaginative Peter Max-style set design (Geof Eroe), lighting (Jeff Davis), and costumes (John P. White). (more...)
David Adkins, Kate Baldwin, Greg Edelman, Alison Fraser and More Set for Berkshire Theatre Group's 2015 Summer Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015
Berkshire Theatre Group and Artistic Director/CEO, Kate Maguire, are thrilled to announce the casting for Berkshire Theatre Group's 87th summer season. (more...)
JAWS, CABARET, MY FAIR LADY, THE KID and More Set for 2015 CAPA Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015
The CAPA Summer Movie Series, the longest-running classic film series in America, celebrates its 45th anniversary in 2015 with an impressive assembly of classics, cult favorites, and beloved films. The 2015 series will run June 5-August 9 at the historic Ohio Theatre (39 E. State St.) and will feature 29 films over nine weeks (no films scheduled for the week of the Fourth of July). (more...)
BWW Reviews: Too Little Life in Matthew Wild's CABARET at the Fugard, Old Chum
by David Fick - Apr 2, 2015
The Fugard Theatre's production of CABARET begins with a perfectly realised moment of theatre. Before long, the magic of that moment wears off, and this production of the classic John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff musical begins to flounder in Matthew Wild's directionless staging of the piece. (more...)
BWW TV: Grammy Winner Brandy on Making Her Broadway Debut in CHICAGO; Plus Performance Sneak Peek!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2015
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. BroadwayWorld was on hand to catch up with Brandy at a recent press preview - below, check out what she has to say about making her Broadway debut, and watch a performance sneak peek! (more...)
WaterTower Theatre Sets Cast, Creative Team for MANICURES & MONUMENTS and SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015
WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Terry Martin today announced the cast and creative teams for the final two shows of the season, Manicures & Monuments (June 5-28) and Sweet Charity (July 24 - August 16). (more...)
Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015
This Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)
Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015
Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)
Universal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015
Universal Studios has beat out Paramount and Disney for the previously reported untitled musical comedy starring Josh Gad and featuring original songs by the award-winning composer lyricist team of Alan Menken (ALADDIN) and Stephen Schwartz. (PIPPIN) (more...)
Adrienne Barbeau Will Appear in PIPPIN at Dr. Phillips Center, 4/21-26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015
The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN are pleased to announce that Tony Nominee, ADRIENNE BARBEAU will play the role of "Berthe" when the national tour of PIPPIN plays at the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts Orlando April 21 - 26. (more...)
THE FUNFAIR to Launch HOME's New Space, May 14-June 13; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015
Director Walter Meierjohann has announced the cast of the world premiere of The Funfair, the first HOME production in its brand new home at First Street in Manchester. An adaptation by Olivier Award-winning playwright Simon Stephens of Ödon von Horvath's classic 1932 play Kasimir and Karoline, the production features a cast of 13 actors and actor-musicians. (more...)
Vintage Players to Host Reading of THE WALTZ, Starring Carolyn Kirsch
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015
Vintage Players will present a staged reading of THE WALTZ, a spellbinding new play based on the life and artistic times of Camille Claudel, written by & starring Broadway's Carolyn Kirsch, on Saturday, May 9. (more...)
Photo Flash: Brandy on the Cell Block - A First Look at CHICAGO's New 'Roxie' in Costume!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the singer in costume! (more...)
THE BOOK OF MORMON to Anchor 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015
California Musical Theatre announced the 2015-16 Broadway Sacramento season at the Community Center Theater, featuring six shows not previously presented on the series, two of which were produced in the round at Music Circus but never before part of Broadway Sacramento. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/12/15- BELLS ARE RINGING
by Stage Tube - Apr 12, 2015
Today in 2001, the first Broadway revival of Bells Are Ringing opened at the Plymouth Theatre (now the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre), where it ran for 68 performances. Bells Are Ringing is a musical with a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Jule Styne. The story revolves around Ella, who works at an answering service and the characters that she meets there. The original Broadway production, directed by Jerome Robbins and choreographed by Robbins and Bob Fosse, opened on November 29, 1956 at the Shubert Theatre, where it ran for slightly more than two years, and starred Judy Holliday as Ella and Sydney Chaplin as Jeff Moss. (more...)
WICKED's Marybeth Abel and Christy Ney to Hold Stage Management Workshop on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015
Broadway Basics is recruiting Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors, as well as Undergrads, Grad students and recent grads for their Stage Management Workshop- a one day intensive on Monday, June 8, 2015 from 10am-3pm for an in-depth day with two Professional Broadway Stage Managers. Upon attending the workshop, students will learn first-hand about what it takes on put on a Broadway show from pre-production through strike, networking and resume writing, and more! The enrollment deadline is May 16, 2015. To enroll, contact: firstname.lastname@example.org (more...)
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