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RUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway TodayRUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, Ruthless! The Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance today, January 30th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. (more...)

Vital Theatre Company Extends FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICALVital Theatre Company Extends FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The award-winning VITAL THEATRE COMPANY is pleased to announce the extention of FASHION ACADEMY, THE MUSICAL, a new musical with book by Sheryl Berk and Sabrina Chap and music and lyrics by Sabrina Chap, based on the book Fashion Academy by Sheryl Berk and Carrie Berk, authors of the popular chapter book, Peace, Love, and Cupcakes: The Cupcake Club. The production is directed by Sam Viverito and will continue performances at the Theater at Blessed Sacrament, 152 West 71st Street, just east of Broadway, on Saturdays and Sundays at 3:30 pm, through February 28th. Tickets are $30.00 for regular seats and 40.00 for premium seats. For reservations and information visit www.vitaltheatre.org or call (212) 579-0528. (more...)

Joan Vázquez ofrecerá 9 funciones de SOMETHING'S COMING - UN TRIBUT A SONDHEIM en el Teatro GaudíJoan Vázquez ofrecerá 9 funciones de SOMETHING'S COMING - UN TRIBUT A SONDHEIM en el Teatro Gaudí
by Felipe Velasco - Jan 29, 2016

Joan Vazquez hace en su concierto 'Something's Coming - Un Tribut a Sondheim' en el Teatre Gaudi Barcelona un repaso de las canciones mas emblematicas de la carrera de Stephen Sondheim, autor de las letras de West Side Story o Gypsy y de la musica y letras de Company, Sweeney Todd, A Little Night Music, Follies, Sunday in the Park with George, Merrily We Roll Along, Passion o Into the Woods. (more...)

ANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 SeasonANYTHING GOES, LET IT BE & More Set for Ogunquit Playhouse's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to announce its 2016 lineup that includes two regional premieres, two beloved classics, one international sensation and the return of the smash hit Million Dollar Quartet. The season once again extends longer than ever, opening one week earlier on May 18 and running to November 6, also a week longer than ever, bringing the season to a record 25 weeks of non-stop entertainment with Let it Be: A Celebration of the Music of the Beatles, Anything Goes, Priscilla Queen of the Desert, The Hunchback of Notre Dame and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers on stage at the Playhouse. The season will stretch to the holidays once again with a show in collaboration with The Music Hall in Portsmouth, New Hampshire, to be announced at a later date. (more...)

THE FOREIGNER Now Available in New Digital EditionTHE FOREIGNER Now Available in New Digital Edition
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

When Alex arrives in South Florida as an immigrant, he struggles in his new surroundings and with helping his mother living back home. Revelations about his future come from a Gypsy, who predicts his destiny will unfold on the West Coast. Alex packs up and heads to California, where he tries to join a spiritual organization named the Elixir Foundation. After being rejected, he meets the special woman in his life, only to have her be seduced by the charismatic leader of a criminal organization, one that is linked to Elixir Foundation. (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell Boards Broadway @ The Nourse Concert SeriesRosie O'Donnell Boards Broadway @ The Nourse Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

? Mark Cortale, producer of the acclaimed Broadway @ The Nourse concert series in San Francisco has announced that superstar Rosie O'Donnell will join this season's lineup on Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky whom the New York Times dubbed "The Mayor of Broadway," the popular series returns after kicking off the 2015/16 season at The Nourse Theater with "Glee" star Darren Criss in past fall.  Immediately preceding Rosie O'Donnell's performance will be Sutton Foster, star of the hit TV series "Younger" and Tony Award winner for Broadway's "Anything Goes" on Sunday, March 13th (rescheduled from Jan. 16th).  The Broadway @ The Nourse concert series will benefit San Francisco AIDS Foundation, Project Open Hand, and San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus.  Tickets are now on-sale - further information can be found at www.cityboxoffice.com/broadway or by calling (415) 392-4400. (more...)

RUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This WeekRUTHLESS! to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Off-Broadway smash, RUTHLESS! The Musical, will celebrate its 100th performance this Saturday, January 30th at St. Luke's Theatre in the heart of the Theatre District. Due to overwhelming demand, the producers of RUTHLESS! recently put a new block of seats on sale through April 2nd. There will be an early 1:30 PM curtain this Saturday in order to accommodate a special meet & greet/celebration with the cast immediately after the matinee. RUTHLESS! opened July 13th to unanimous rave reviews led by Entertainment Weekly which called the show, "Uproarious! A mash-up of THE BAD SEED, Gypsy, ALL ABOUT EVE, plus the films of Douglas Sirk and John Waters!" Book and lyrics are by Joel Paley with music by Marvin Laird. Paley also directed the original production of RUTHLESS! as well as productions in L.A., South Beach and the record-breaking concert event starring Bernadette Peters. He once again serves as director of the new production, with Marvin Laird on board as music supervisor as well. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Now Playing at NorthwesternPhoto Flash: First Look at GYPSY, Now Playing at Northwestern
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

The Dolphin Show, America's largest student-produced musical, proudly announces Gypsy as the 74th Annual Dolphin Show. Gypsy is to be directed by School of Communications senior Aaron Simon Gross and produced by School of Communication seniors Brandon Nadig and Alexandra Wolfe, with support from a cast and team of over 150 Northwestern University students. Gypsy will run for five performances (with one being pay-what-you-decide) from January 22nd through January 30th in Cahn Auditorium, with tickets going on sale to the general public on November 30th. (more...)

Tony Winner Betty Buckley to Perform at Ocean State Theatre in AprilTony Winner Betty Buckley to Perform at Ocean State Theatre in April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Television, film, concert and Tony Award-winning actress, Betty Buckley, will be appearing in concert at Ocean State Theatre in Warwick for one show only on Wednesday, April 6 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Shea's Buffalo TheatreBWW Review: PIPPIN at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Jan 27, 2016

The 1970's was an era of self discovery, rebellion and personal exploration. Broadway was morphing from the stock musical comedy formula towards the darker issues of life not usually seen on the musical stage . There was a young Stephen Sondheim delving into the deep interpersonal relations of marriage in COMPANY and FOLLIES, while Michael Bennett had gathered a group of young dancers who were exposing their inner demons and life stories in A CHORUS LINE. Meanwhile the composer Stephen Schwartz began his career with PIPPIN and would later write hit scores for GODSPELL and WICKED (more...)

Festival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 SeasonFestival d'Aix-en-Provence Sets 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The 68th season of the Festival d'Aix-en-Provence, under the leadership of General Manager Bernard Foccroulle, will present an international roster of artists in six major vocal productions plus an opera-in-concert from June 30 - July 20. New Festival productions this year are Mozart's Cosi fan tutte directed by Christophe Honore and conducted by Louis Langree with the Freiburger Barockorchester; Debussy's Pelleas et Melisande led by Esa-Pekka Salonen with the Philharmonia Orchestra; and completing the Festival's Handel Cycle, Il Trionfo del tempo e del disinganno conducted by Emmanuelle Haimwith Le Concert d'Astree. In addition, the 2016 season will feature a concert version of Rameau's Zoroastre with Raphael Pichon leading the orchestra and choir of the Ensemble Pygmalion. (more...)

Molly Pope, Christopher Rice, & Bret Shuford Join BROADWAY BABYLON at Feinstein's/54 Below ConcertMolly Pope, Christopher Rice, & Bret Shuford Join BROADWAY BABYLON at Feinstein's/54 Below Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Molly Pope (Found), Christopher Rice (The Book of Mormon), & Bret Shuford (Cirque Du Solei's Paramour) will be joining the line up of amazing performers who will be singing at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, in Broadway Babylon 101: Everything Old Is New Again, Sunday, January 31st at 9:30 P.M. (more...)

Earl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast AnnouncedEarl Carpenter to Rejoin LES MISERABLES in Manila; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

British actor Earl Carpenter, who originated the role of Inspector Javert in the reimagined production of Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's book-to-stage adaptation of LES MISERABLES (LES MIS) and abruptly left the Broadway production last November due to a neck injury (cervical vertebrae impingement), will rejoin the company of the new production of LES MIS in its first Asian Tour (Manila-Singapore), which has been set to kick off at The Theatre at Solaire, Solaire Resort and Casino, in Manila from Friday, March 11, until Sunday, April 17. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New 'J.M. Barrie' Tony Yazbeck Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND!Photo Coverage: New 'J.M. Barrie' Tony Yazbeck Takes First Bows in FINDING NEVERLAND!
by Jennifer Broski - Jan 27, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND has found its new leading man! Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) just took over the role of Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the smash hit, record-breaking Broadway musical last night, January 26, 2016. The production plays at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street, between Broadway and 8th Avenues). BroadwayWorld was there for his big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

The Millbrook Playhouse Sets 53rd SeasonThe Millbrook Playhouse Sets 53rd Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

The Board of Directors and Producing Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are proud to announce the 2016 Season of extraordinary plays and musicals. The 53rd season will feature five Millbrook premieres, including the sequel to last years sold out run The Marvelous Wonderettes, a classic family musical, Disney's Little Mermaid and for the grown-ups, Rock of Ages. The festivities will commence with a special One Night Only benefit concert Broadway ShowStoppers that will help raise funds for Millbrook's youth programs. (more...)

Seattle Theatre Group Announces Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds, Steve Martin + Martin Short, and MoreSeattle Theatre Group Announces Brian Wilson's Pet Sounds, Steve Martin + Martin Short, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

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HANGMEN Recoups in Under Six WeeksHANGMEN Recoups in Under Six Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Producers Robert Fox, Matthew Byam Shaw for Playful Productions and Royal Court Theatre Productions have revealed that Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh's Hangmen has recouped in under six weeks. The news comes as the production is announced the winner of the Critic's Circle 'Best New Play' and 'Best Design' Awards today. Following a sell out run at the Royal Court Theatre, Matthew Dunster's production of Martin McDonagh'sHangmen transferred to the West End for a strictly limited season in December and must end on 5 March. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck Flies to FINDING NEVERLAND as 'J.M. Barrie' TonightTony Yazbeck Flies to FINDING NEVERLAND as 'J.M. Barrie' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

FINDING NEVERLAND has found its new leading man! Tony Award nominee Tony Yazbeck (On The Town) will take over the role of Peter Pan creator J.M. Barrie in the smash hit, record-breaking Broadway musical starting tonight, January 26, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ray Mercer Puts All The Right Moves Into PURE MOTION for Broadway CaresBWW Interview: Ray Mercer Puts All The Right Moves Into PURE MOTION for Broadway Cares
by Bob Rizzo - Jan 26, 2016

BWW Interview: Ray Mercer puts All The Right Moves into PURE MOTION (more...)

BWW Review: August Wilson's JITNEY Astounds at American StageBWW Review: August Wilson's JITNEY Astounds at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Jan 26, 2016

American Stage's ninth venture into Wilson's Pittsburgh Century Cycle is a powerful production that packs quite a punch. (more...)

Symphonic Rock Icons Renaissance to Tour The US & UK In Support of New DVDSymphonic Rock Icons Renaissance to Tour The US & UK In Support of New DVD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Symphonic rock icons Renaissance featuring legendary singer Annie Haslam will be performing in the US & UK in support of their new DVD release “Live at The Union Chapel”! (more...)

MAME, MY FAIR LADY & More on Tap for Light Opera Works' 2016 SeasonMAME, MY FAIR LADY & More on Tap for Light Opera Works' 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Light Opera Works' 2016 season will open with MY FAIR LADY starring Nick Sandys as Henry Higgins (June 4-12), followed by MAME (August 20-28), LET ME ENTERTAIN YOU: JULE STYNE'S GREATEST HITS Songs from Gypsy, FUNNY GIRL and more, (October 7-16), and DIE FLEDERMAUS (December 26-January 1, 2017). (more...)

Olivier Winner Zrinka Cvitesic to Perform in NYC Next MonthOlivier Winner Zrinka Cvitesic to Perform in NYC Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Paradise Glen Productions announced today they will present A Balkan American Musical Celebration at the East Village music venue DROM on Monday, February 22 from 6-9pm. A dynamic fusion of Balkan and American jazz & blues, mixed with traditional Sevdah-style Bosniak singing, this one-night only musical event features performances by Olivier Award-winning Croatian actress Zrinka Cvitesic, acclaimed jazz vocalist Sasha Dobson, noted jazz pianist & composer Frank Owens and Gypsy punk rockers Bad Buka, and emceed by actor Tony Naumovski. (more...)

Sound Theatre Company Launches 2016 Tenth Anniversary Season of PlaysSound Theatre Company Launches 2016 Tenth Anniversary Season of Plays
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Sound Theatre Company launches their tenth anniversary season with three vastly different and richly engaging productions that revolve around themes of justice. The 2016 season titled 'The Long Arc of Justice' begins in March with the searing musical PARADE by Alfred Uhry and Jason Robert Brown at 12th Ave Arts in the intimate Mainstage space. (more...)

Bernadette Peters To Perform in First Ever Scottish Date at Edinburgh Playhouse, June 7Bernadette Peters To Perform in First Ever Scottish Date at Edinburgh Playhouse, June 7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The triple Tony, triple Drama Desk and Golden Globe Award winning Broadway star Bernadette Peters will play her first ever Scottish date at the Edinburgh Playhouse on Tuesday 7th June 2016. (more...)

OSTC's Amiee Turner in Concert at Ocean State Theatre on February 14OSTC's Amiee Turner in Concert at Ocean State Theatre on February 14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

?Ocean State Theatre Company's Producing Artistic Director, Amiee Turner, who won rave reviews for her portrayal of Mama Rose in last summer's production of Gypsy, will take the stage in her very own concert, "Once in Love, with Amiee: Puppy Love, Heartbreak and Ever After," on Sunday, February 14 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

International Guitar Night Returning to Harris Center, 2/10International Guitar Night Returning to Harris Center, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

International Guitar Night returns to the Harris Center for the Arts in Folsom with some of the world's foremost acoustic guitarists performing their latest original compositions and exchanging musical ideas in a public concert setting. Founder Brian Gore hosts three of Europe's finest in this year's tour which includes Gypsy jazz legend Lulo Reinhardt, contemporary fingerstyle innovator Mike Dawes, and multi-genre showman Andre Krengel. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Perform with Pacific Symphony in Valentine's Day Concert, 2/12Bernadette Peters to Perform with Pacific Symphony in Valentine's Day Concert, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Grammy-, Golden Globe- Drama Desk- and three-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Bernadette Peters-known for her raw talent and ability to knock the socks off an audience with her glorious voice-joins Pacific Symphony just in time for Valentine's Day weekend! The ageless Peters, who boasts a decades-long successful career on the Broadway, film and television stage, recently starred in the critically acclaimed Broadway production of "Follies" after a highly successful run at the Kennedy Center, and can be seen in the Golden-Globe winning TV series, "Mozart in the Jungle." Recent hit performances (backed by orchestras) have included Peters turning up the heat for Peggy Lee's "Fever"; Rodgers and Hammerstein's "There is Nothin' Like a Dame" (from "South Pacific"); "Children Will Listen" and "No One is Alone" (from "Into the Woods"); "In Buddy's Eyes" and "Losing My Mind" (from her turn as Sally Durant Plummer in the 2011 revival of "Follies"); and "Let Me Entertain You" (from the Grammy Award-winning Broadway cast album "Gypsy"), among many, many others. (more...)

BWW Review: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Good Hands at Lyric StageBWW Review: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Good Hands at Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 22, 2016

There's Sondheim music galore playing at the Lyric Stage Company as Producing Artistic Director and recognized Sondheim expert Spiro Veloudos directs an octet of Boston musical theatre performers in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. In effect, the composer/lyricist is the ninth member of the ensemble as he appears onscreen, larger than life, providing intimate commentary on his life, his process, and his words and music. The video affords the opportunity to sit through a master class with the master, and the living, breathing actors demonstrate his brilliance with their starry interpretations. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016
by BWW - Feb 7, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 1/31/2016 - 2/7/2016. (more...)

The Spring Midtown International Theatre Festival ReturnsThe Spring Midtown International Theatre Festival Returns
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2016

Year 2016 looks like it will be AMAZING for the venerable Midtown International Theatre Festival. The level of talent and experience this season is considerable. The subject matter stronger, more topical, and brilliantly written. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!BWW Exclusive: THE WIZ LIVE! Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss Recent Wins at NAACP Image Awards; Plus GREASE, HAIRSPRAY, BOMBSHELL & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 5, 2016

THE WIZ LIVE producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron chatted with BroadwayWorld about the production's recent success at the NAACP Image Awards and more. Check out the full interview here! (more...)

Matt Whipkey & Cyrille Aimee to Perform at Holland Performing Arts Center in MarchMatt Whipkey & Cyrille Aimee to Perform at Holland Performing Arts Center in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

There are two nights of great live music at the 1200 Club inside the Holland Performing Arts Center in March: Omaha musician Matt Whipkey will play his celebrated concept album, Penny Park: Omaha, NE: 1989, in its entirety with special guest Rothsteen on Friday, March 4. The following night, March 5, mesmerizing French vocalist Cyrille Aime?e will perform a mix of American standards and Gypsy jazz, with touches of Brazilian and French pop. Both concerts start at 8:00 p.m. in the Scott Recital Hall of the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME Album Hits Stores TodayTony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME Album Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Having conquered Broadway with a string of acclaimed roles -- from Gypsy to WHITE CHRISTMAS to ON THE TOWN and now FINDING NEVERLAND -- triple-threat Tony Yazbeck sets his sights on reinventing the solo album with his new studio recording, THE FLOOR ABOVE ME, adapted and expanded from his one-man show. The album is available in stores and online via PS Classics today, February 5, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BABYLON 101 Features New Tunes and More at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BABYLON 101 Features New Tunes and More at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

This past Sunday, January 31st, Feinstein's/54 Below presented BROADWAY BABYLON 101: EVERYTHING OLD IS NEW AGAIN, Broadway Babylon's inaugural concert. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

Tara Rubin Talks Casting on Latest Episode of BROADWAY BACKBONE PodcastTara Rubin Talks Casting on Latest Episode of BROADWAY BACKBONE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

In the latest episode of popular theatre podcast Broadway Backbone, Brad Bradley chats with Tara Rubin Casting's very own Tara Rubin. Listen below as she explains the intricacies of the casting process! (more...)

Official: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into OctoberOfficial: FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Booking Into October
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, the critically acclaimed production of Funny Girl, which is fast selling out its run, extends booking for a further 4 weeks until 8 October 2016. Tickets for the extension of Michael Mayer's "exhilarating embrace of a production - Independent" starring Olivier and BAFTA award-winning actress and "phenomenal talent - Independent" Sheridan Smith as Fanny Brice go on sale from 10am on 8 February. (more...)

NUNSENSE...A-MEN! to Play New Hope Arts Center, 2/12-13NUNSENSE...A-MEN! to Play New Hope Arts Center, 2/12-13
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Don your habits and grab your rulers, the Downtown Performing Arts Center and Curtain Up Productions will present the musical comedy Nunsense...A-men! for three special performances. Scheduled for Friday, February 12 at 7:30 and Saturday, February 13 and 2 pm and 7:30 pm, performances of Nunsense...A-men! will take place at the New Hope Arts Center located at 2 Stockton Avenue in New Hope, PA. (more...)

Pacific Symphony's Café Ludwig Series to Present DANCING WITH THE STARS Event, 2/28Pacific Symphony's Café Ludwig Series to Present DANCING WITH THE STARS Event, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Orange County, Calif.—Feb. 3, 2016—Pacific Symphony's chamber music series, Café Ludwig, takes its audience on a foray into music inspired by dance for “Dancing with the Stars,” a program of exuberant works by star composers showcasing lively dance rhythms. The program brilliantly reveals connections found in energetic Gypsy and Hungarian rhythms, a seductive and languorous habanera and that quintessential dance form—the waltz—as first conceived by Brahms, then reimagined by Schoenberg. For the eighth season, charming and sensational pianist Orli Shaham serves as the series' curator/host, leading this matinee of music on Sunday, Feb. 28, at 3 p.m., in the Samueli Theater at Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Attendees are seated at small tables and enjoy sweet treats, coffee and tea, served in a relaxed café setting, while listening to music performed by Symphony musicians: Paul Manaster, violin; Bridget Dolkas, violin; Robert Becker, viola; Timothy Landauer, cello; Benjamin Smolen, flute; David Chang, clarinet; and Barry Perkins, trumpet. Tickets are $65 and $79; for more information or to purchase tickets, call (714) 755-5799 or visit www.PacificSymphony.org. (more...)

Broadway's Josh Young to Headline Media Theatre's Annual GalaBroadway's Josh Young to Headline Media Theatre's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

You ready to put up your dukes? It's time to 'Fight For The Arts' at The Media Theatre's Annual Gala, the biggest fundraiser of the year for Media Music Theatre Company (MMTC). This year's gala features three exciting choreographed boxing matches and Delaware County's own Tony nominated Broadway star Josh Young as the Main Event. (more...)

MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North TexasMILLION DOLLAR QUARTET National Tour Coming to North Texas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The national tour of the Broadway musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, inspired by the electrifying true story, will play three performances at the Music Hall at Fair Park on February 27 & 28, 2016, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals Management Group, Inc. The show will make its way to Fort Worth, where it will play for one night only at Bass Performance Hall February 29, 2016, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. (more...)

Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27Laguna Playhouse to Present LOUIS & KEELY: LOVE AT THE SAHARA Opens 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Hershey Felder Presents are thrilled to announce the fourth show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Tony Award-winner Anthony Crivello and Vanessa Claire Stewart starring in LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA, written by Vanessa Stewart, Taylor Hackford & Jake Broder, choreography by Vernel Bagneris and directed by Taylor Hackford.  "Our subscribers and audiences are about the have the time of their lives as we transport them to 1950's Las Vegas and beyond and the incomparable song-stylings of Louis Prima and Keely Smith," says Wareham. LOUIS & KEELY: 'LIVE' AT THE SAHARA will begin previews on Wednesday, February 24; will open on Saturday, February 27 and will run through Sunday, March 27, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

FUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the SavoyFUNNY GIRL with Sheridan Smith Extends Through October at the Savoy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

FUNNY GIRL, starring Sheridan Smith, is now running Menier Chocolate Factory through March 5 before transferring to the West End's Savoy Theatre from April 9. According to the Daily Mail, the smash hit production, marking the musical's 50th anniversary year and helmed by Michael Mayer, has just extended its run at the Savoy by four weeks through October 8, 2016. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Continue Cafe Ludwig Series with DANCING WITH THE STARSPacific Symphony to Continue Cafe Ludwig Series with DANCING WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Pacific Symphony's chamber music series, Cafe Ludwig, takes its audience on a foray into music inspired by dance for 'Dancing with the Stars,' a program of exuberant works by star composers showcasing lively dance rhythms. (more...)

Photo Flash: Linda Lavin Plays Her 'FIRST FAREWELL CONCERT' at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Linda Lavin Plays Her 'FIRST FAREWELL CONCERT' at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present Broadway and television actress Linda Lavin for two very special concerts on the historic stage this past week. The show, wryly entitled 'My First Farewell Concert,' is Lavin's personal story told in songs she loves. She performed favorites from the Great American/Brazilian/Yiddish Songbooks, with Billy Stritch at the piano, Steve Bakunas on drums, Ron Affif on guitar, Tom Hubbard on bass, and special guest Aaron Weinstein on violin. Songs included were 'You've Got Possibilities,' 'No More Blues,' and a medley of songs recorded by the late, great Bobby Short. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORSBristol Riverside Theatre to Continue Season with Neil Simon's RUMORS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre continues the 2015-2016 Season with the Neil Simon farce Rumors, running March 22-April 17.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Bruce Graham, Leonard Haas, Eleanor Handley, Valerie Leonard, Sean Thompson, Jo Twiss, Danny Vaccaro, Jessica Wagner, and Paul Weagraff. (more...)

BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6BWW Interview: Phil Geoffrey Bond Producer of SIMPLY STREISAND at NJPAC on 2/6
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 1, 2016

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Phil Geoffrey Bond, Producer of 'Simply Streisand' at NJPAC on 2/6. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/1/2016This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 2/1/2016
by - Feb 1, 2016

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 2/1/2016. (more...)

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