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BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Jenifer Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Jenifer Lewis about her upcoming appearance in the special celebration: (more...)

Cast Announced for BIG RIVER at The Lone Tree Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Tony-Nominated Director Randal Myler and multi-talented Music Director Dan Wheetman return to Lone Tree Arts Center (LTAC) to create a new vision for Big River: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn after setting the bar high with Hank Williams: Lost Highway last spring and John Denver Holiday Concert in 2012. Returning to the roots of Mark Twain's classic American folktale, this production of Big River focuses on the talent and voices of the cast as they each become storytellers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Walnut Street Theatre's HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 205th season with an all-new production of Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING. Directed by Casey Hushion, with choreography by Michele Lynch, this musical extravaganza begins previews on May 13th, opens on May 21st and runs through July 13th on the WST Mainstage. Scroll down to see a behind the scenes look at the production! (more...)

ON THE SPOT to Play Hayes Theatre Co., 18 & 25 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Bryce Halliday and Hayes Theatre Co presents, On The Spot Musical, as part of its Cabaret in Residence at the Hayes Theatre Co on Sunday, 18 & Sunday 25 May. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes of ROCKY's Final Fight Sequence!
by Stage Tube - Apr 24, 2014

ROCKY, which opened Thursday, March 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre, stars Andy Karl as Rocky, Margo Seibert as Adrian (making her Broadway debut), and Terence Archie as Apollo Creed. Even the Broadway fans who have not yet made it to the Winter Garden Theatre have still heard all about the final, climactic fight sequence, and you can go behind the scenes of the epic finale below! (more...)

Helen Anker and Jeff McCarthy to Lead Guthrie's MY FAIR LADY; Performances Begin 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

The Guthrie Theater today announced casting for the production of My Fair Lady, the hummable, quotable, utterly enjoyable musical for the whole family. Playing for the first time at the Guthrie, under the direction of Joe Dowling, My Fair Lady will feature Helen Anker as Eliza Doolittle, Tony Sheldon as Colonel Pickering, Donald Corren as Alfred P. Doolittle - all in their Guthrie debuts - and Jeff McCarthy as Professor Henry Higgins. Performances begin on the Wurtele Thrust Stage on Saturday, June 28. Single tickets start at $28 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Lady Boys of Bangkok to Bring RED HOT KISSES to Brighton Fringe, 2-31 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Lady Boys of Bangkok are back in their latest sizzling and seductive production. Feel the temperature soar as the stars burn up the stage in 'Red Hot Kisses' their brand new show for 2014. (more...)

Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty Set for Drama League's UP CLOSE Series Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

ROCKY's Tony Award Winning composing team Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty will join the Drama League's Up Close Series on Wednesday, April 23rd at 7:00PM at the Drama League Theatre Center (32 Avenues of the Americas). This night of industry insights will be hosted by Tony Award Nominee and ROCKY director, Alex Timbers. To purchase tickets and for further information please visit www.dramaleague.org (more...)

CRT's LEGALLY BLONDE Opens Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater beginning tomorrow, April 24, and continuing through May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co. to Present TRUTH, BEAUTY AND A PICTURE OF YOU, Begin. 9 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

In a premiere production, Tim Freedman and Alex Broun's "Truth, Beauty and a Picture of You" is playing at Hayes Theatre Co from Friday, 9 May 2014. (more...)

Finborough Theatre to Stage First UK Production in 100 Years of St. John Ervine's JOHN FERGUSON, May 20-June 14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The first UK production in nearly 100 years of St John Ervine's timeless tragedy John Ferguson opens at the Finborough Theatre for a four week run from Tuesday, 20 May 2014 - Saturday, 14 June 2014. (more...)

Wanda Sykes to Host TrevorLIVE in New York at Marriott Marquis, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Trevor Project has announced that five-time Emmy Award-winning comedian Wanda Sykes will host TrevorLIVE in New York (TrevorLIVE NY) on June 16th at the Marriott Marquis, presented by Wells Fargo. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Make a Splash in Atlanta, 7/8-13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Atlanta audiences are set to take a trip under the sea with Disney's family friendly extravaganza Disney's The Little Mermaid, featuring bright, inventive sets and dazzling costumes! This fun-filled, timeless tale will come to life on stage July 8-13 at the Fox Theatre, kicking off the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2014/2015 series. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Highlights of Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in SAMSON & DELILAH at 54 Below!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 23, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, recently featured Diana DeGarmo and Ace Young in 'Samson & Delilah, A Love Story'- an evening of songs from the Broadway Records album containing songs from the forthcoming new musical Samson & Delilah, music and lyrics by Ron Yatter. The songs are a unique blend of legit theater and pop/rock. The show is a new telling of the epic, tragic love story of the biblical couple from different cultures. Delilah, the beautiful young Philistine, falls in love with the mighty Samson. When she betrays him it's over misguided jealousy. She realizes her tragic mistake and they reconcile. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Clive Davis Reveals Why He's Bringing MY FAIR LADY Back to Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Legendary music exec Clive Davis reveals why he will bring the iconic Lerner and Loewe musical MY FAIR LADY back to Broadway. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman, Joshua Bell & More Join FIDDLER ON THE ROOF 50th Anniversary Benefit Concert Lineup, 6/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Joshua Bell, Frank London, Austin Pendleton and Jackie Hoffman have joined the lineup for Raising the Roof - an all-star benefit concert celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Fiddler on the Roof, its Pulitzer Prize- and Tony-winning lyricist, Sheldon Harnick, and the 100thanniversary of The National Yiddish Theatre - Folksbiene - on Monday, June 9th, at New York's The Town Hall. (more...)

SLEEPING BEAUTY Opens at Drury Lane Theatre for Young Adults Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

SLEEPING BEAUTY, the magical retelling of the Brothers Grimm tale, will be presented from April 23 through June 7 at Drury Lane Theatre for Young Adults, 100 Drury Lane, in Oakbrook Terrace. Beautifully reimagined by Marc Robin, the beloved musical is certain to delight and surprise young audiences. The production is directed by Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader (Sunset Boulevard, Gypsy, Thoroughly Modern Millie and Hairspray at Drury Lane Theatre). Drury Lane Theatre also offers families the special opportunity to have breakfast with characters from SLEEPING BEAUTY on select performance dates in the dining room with a festive buffet. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 22, 2014 - HEDWIG Opens, Easter Bonnet Ties Loose Ends, HERE LIES LOVE Sings and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 22, 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: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, starring Neil Patrick Harris, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for PITCH PERFECT 2 with Rebel Wilson, Elizabeth Banks & More
by Movies News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Rebel Wilson has just tweeted a first look at PITCH PERFECT 2 rehearsals featuring Brittany Snow, director/star Elizabeth Banks and more!Kay Cannon is also returning to pen the script. Check out the photo below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New York Pops Spotlight on Laura Bell Bundy
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld recently chatted with featured performer Laura Bell Bundy about her upcoming appearance in the special celebration: (more...)

Working Artists Theatre Project & The David Lynch Foundation to Present Reading of 1959 PINK THUNDERBIRD, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Working Artists Theatre Project, in collaboration with the David Lynch Foundation, presents a staged play reading benefit of James McLure's companion comedies Lone Star and Laundry and Bourbon under the title 1959 Pink Thunderbird featuring a cast of Broadway talent. All proceeds will benefit the Operation Warrior Wellness Project in teaching War Veterans with PTSD Transendental Meditation. (more...)

Malcolm Gets Replaces Allan Corduner in Encores! IRMA LA DOUCE; Runs May 7-11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Malcolm Gets will join Jennifer Bowles and Rob McClure in the New York City Center Encores! production of Irma La Douce, running for seven performances, May 7 - 11, 2014. Mr. Gets replaces Allan Corduner, who has had a scheduling conflict. The final production of the 2014 Encores! season will also feature Sam Bolen, Ben Crawford, Stephen DeRosa, Zachary James, Ken Krugman, and Chris Sullivan. Irma La Douce will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Chase Brock, with music direction by Rob Berman. Jack Viertel is Encores! Artistic Director. (more...)

Nominees for The Orpheum's 5th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

The Orpheum Theatre has announced the nominees for the 2014 High School Musical Theatre Awards. Modeled after the Tony Awards, The Orpheum's High School Musical Theatre Awards recognizes achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This event is part of the National High School Musical Theatre Awards program which includes 30 programs from across the country. (more...)

BREAKING: Craig Zadan, Neil Meron to Return to Produce 2015 OSCARS
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2014

Motion picture, television and theater producing team Craig Zadan and Neil Meron will return to produce the Oscars for a third consecutive year, Academy President Cheryl Boone Isaacs announced today. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 2
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 20, 2014

A 'crazy talented cast' brings the Leiber and Stoller songbook to life once again when Arena Stage presents SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE April 25 through June 8 in the Fichlander Stage. Director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse talked with BroadwayWorld's Jeffrey Walker about their vision for the show. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AN EVENING OF MOVIES AND MUSICALS, Usher Hall, Edinburgh, April 19 2014
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 20, 2014

A star-studded cast from theatre and music perform a range of songs from movies and musicals accompanied by a 50-piece orchestra and 150 strong choir. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Talking Up SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at Arena Stage - Part 1
by Jeffrey Walker - Apr 19, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe: The Songs of Leiber and Stoller comes to Arena Stage April 25 to June 8, 2014. Part 1 of our interview with director Randy Johnson and choreographer Parker Esse looks at the legacy of Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller's collaboration and impact on the rock and roll era. (more...)

Pushcart Players to Present 'HAPPILY EVER AFTER' at Sellersville Theater, 4/30-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Pushcart Players, New Jersey's award-winning theatre for young audiences presents 'Happily Ever After - A Cinderella Tale' on April 30 to May 3 at Sellersville Theater in Pennsylvania. Performance times are Wednesday through Friday at 10:00 am and Saturday at 1:00 pm. (more...)

Christopher Sieber Joins Cast of MATILDA Tonight After Delays from Injury
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Christopher Sieber will officially make his debut as the tyrant Miss Trunchbull in Broadway's Matilda the Musical tonight, April 18. Sieber was previously scheduled to begin performances in March, but had to delay after he fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals. (more...)


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MR. IRRESISTIBLE to Make West Coast Premiere at the Alcazar Theatre, 6/4-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

MR. IRRESISTIBLE - A New Sci-Fi Musical Comedy Thriller - described as 'The Terminator meets Ugly Betty' - directed by Jonathan J. Carpenter, with book & lyrics by D'Arcy Drollinger (Shit & Champagne / Project: Lohan)and music by Christopher Winslow (OMFG!), make its West Coast premiere June 4 - 8, 2014 for a very limited engagement of 5 performances only, running Wed., Thurs., Fri. & Sat. 8:00 pm / Sun. 7:00 pm. (Preview Wed. 6/4 / Opening Thurs. 6/5) at the Alcazar Theatre - 650 Geary St. (btw'n. Jones & Leavenworth Sts.) in SF. (more...)

SLEEPING CUTIE: A FRACTURED FAIRY TALE MUSICAL Makes World Premiere at Thick House, Now thru 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Sleeping Cutie: A Fractured Fairy Tale Musical with Music by Doug Katsaros and Lyrics / Book by Diane Sampson will have its world premiere in this exclusive Off a Cliff / PlayGround co-production in San Francisco for a limited engagement, running four weeks only. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Blackman as MARY POPPINS, Taking Flight at WBT This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The WBT is celebrating 40 years of Broadway Musicals & Fine Dining! For this momentous occasion, Mary Poppins is flying onto their stage! The cherished 1964 Disney film has been re-imagined into a spectacular new musical. The show has been created, in collaboration with Cameron Mackintosh, by Academy Award-winning screenwriter and Downton Abbey creator, Julian Fellowes. Based on the stories of P. L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film, and featuring original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, and new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, MARY POPPINS will be directed and choreographed at Westchester Broadway Theatre by Richard Stafford, with musical direction by Leo Carusone. The show runs May 8 - July 27, 2014, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at star Lauren Blackman as Mary Poppins below! (more...)

Judy Kaye, Christina Bianco, Levi Kreis and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

San Francisco in June may be gloomy, but the lineup at Feinstein's at the Nikko will be HOT! Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are thrilled to announce the lineup for the month of June, featuring award-winning stars from stage and screen, including two-time Tony Award-winner Judy Kaye, YouTube sensation Christina Bianco, Tony Award-winning singer/songwriter Levi Kreis, cabaret legend Justin Vivian Bond, Broadway star and recording artist Shoshana Bean, and Franc D'Ambrosio & Glory Crampton's tribute to Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

ALL THE WAY, Bryan Cranston, THE FLICK, ONCE, Andre De Shields and More Among 2014 Elliot Norton Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA) has announced over 25 nominations of actors, directors, designers and ensembles to be presented at 32nd Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday May 19 at The Wheelock Family Theatre. (more...)

Greater Austin High School Musical Theater Awards Set for the Long Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

It will be a night of firsts for performing arts in Austin, Texas! The First Annual Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) will be held at the Long Center, tonight, April 17 at 7:30pm. Not only will it be the first large scale project fully produced in-house by Austin's iconic performing arts venue on Lady Bird Lake, but also it will be the first time the Long Center has partnered with ZACH Theatre and The University of Texas at Austin College of Fine Arts. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY, John Legend, Jeff Dunham and More Set for MPAC, June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

MPAC has announced its schedule of events for June 2014. Details below! (more...)


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James Barbour to Lead LES MISERABLES at La Mirada Theatre; Opens 5/31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the fifth and final production in its 2013-1014 season of shows with the Los Angeles regional theatre premiere of one of the most beloved musicals of all time, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, the Tony award-winning, LES MISERABLES, music by Claude-Michel Schonberg, book by Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg, lyrics by Herbert Kretzmer, with musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan to Play Catalina Bar & Grill with Wife Ashley Spencer, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

Chris Isaacson Presents and Upright Cabaret have announced that Broadway, film and television star Jeremy Jordan will make his Los Angeles solo concert debut on Monday, May 5 at the Catalina Bar & Grill in Hollywood. Jordan's special guest will be his wife, Broadway performer Ashley Spencer. There will be two shows only at 7:30pm and 10pm; cocktail and dinner service begin at 6pm for the 7:30 show and at 9pm for the 10pm show. (more...)

2014 Columbia University Film Festival to Run 5/2-8
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Columbia University School of the Arts Film Program and the Film Society of Lincoln Center will co-present the 27thAnnual Columbia University Film Festival (CUFF), a weeklong program of screenings, dramatic readings and special events in New York. The celebration will continue with events to be announced for June 17-20 in Los Angeles. This marks the third year that the Festival is co-presented by the Film Society. (more...)

ROCKY's Cast Album Tracklist Announced; Release Set for 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises, Stage Entertainment USA, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sylvester Stallone announced today the forthcoming release of the new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY, on May 27th, 2014 (UMe). ROCKY has an original score by the TonyŽ Award-winning team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once On This Island), who are the album's producers; additionally the score incorporates the iconic songs 'Eye Of The Tiger' and 'Gonna Fly Now.' The musical, which opened Thursday, March 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre, stars Andy Karl as Rocky, Margo Seibert as Adrian (making her Broadway debut), Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and features a superb ensemble. (more...)

Call For Nominations: L'Oreal Paris Announces Search For Women Making A Beautiful Difference In The World With First-Ever Women Of Worth Forum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NEW YORK, April 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ To kick-off the ninth annual Women of Worth program, L'Oreal Paris will convene thousands of women, including Maria Shriver, Arianna Huffington,Mika Brzezinski andL'Oreal Paris Ambassadors Lea Michele, Eva Longoria and Liya Kebede for the first-ever Women of Worth Twitter Forum. This day-long discussion on April 16 will focus on the power of self-worth and its ability to propel women forward. (more...)

Broadway-Themed Gala Dinner to Benefit Music Circus, Broadway Sacramento and Arts Ed Programs, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

The Broadway Gala, California Musical Theatre's annual fund raising dinner, takes place on Saturday, May 3, starting at 6:00 p.m., at Sacramento Memorial Auditorium, 1515 J Street in Sacramento. Memorial Auditorium will be elegantly decorated for the evening with a New York Broadway theme. (more...)

Lance Horne Celebrates FIRST THINGS LAST CD at Rockwood in LA with Ricki Lake & More Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

LANCE HORNE - the Emmy Award winning composer, musician, vocalist and producer - will headline a special concert evening at Rockwood Table & Stage in Los Angeles tonight, April 15 at 8:00 PM with guest artists Ricki Lake, Julie Garnye and Lisa Ann Walter, with special surprise stars. They will perform songs from his acclaimed CD First Things Last in addition to a special preview of The Night Before My Wedding, Horne's upcoming collaboration with Neil Gaiman. (more...)

Cheyenne Jackson to Join Lance Horne for FIRST THINGS LAST at Rockwell Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Special guest Cheyenne Jackson has joined the evening, in addition to previously announced Ricki Lake, Ashley Fink ('Glee'), Shane Jenek (Courtney Act from 'RuPaul's Drag Race'), Adam Kantor (The Last Five Years) and Julie Garnye (Les Miserables at the Hollywood Bowl) with special surprise stars. They (more...)

Fight from the Heart! ROCKY First Listen - Preview Five Songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

The new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY will be released on May 27th, 2014, and the show just revealed a preview of five tracks from the album. Click below to get a first listen! (more...)

42ND STREET to Open 4/23 at Ocean State Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its first full season in its new state-of-the-art theatre in Warwick is proud to present the tap-dance extravaganza, 42nd Street from April 23 - May 18. (more...)

Roslyn Kind, Susan Eagan & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

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