BroadwayWorld Readers Wish Carol Channing a Happy BirthdayBroadwayWorld Readers Wish Carol Channing a Happy Birthday
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

The Broadway community celebrates the career of the larger than life star, Carol Channing today on the occasion of her 95th birthday. In honor of this, we asked our readers to chime in and give her their well-wishes on Facebook. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/30-1/31/2016
by - Jan 31, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 31, 2016 - Sunday, January 31, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/31/16- Carol ChanningSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/31/16- Carol Channing
by Stage Tube - Jan 31, 2016

Happy Birthday Carol Channing! She is the recipient of three Tony Awards (including one for lifetime achievement), a Golden Globe and an Oscar nomination. Channing is best remembered for originating, on Broadway, the musical-comedy roles of bombshell Lorelei Lee in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, and matchmaking widow Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly! She also appeared in two New York revivals of Hello, Dolly!, and toured with it extensively throughout the United States. Channing also appeared in a number of movies, The First Traveling Sales Lady (1956) with Ginger Rogers, the cult film Skidoo and Thoroughly Modern Millie, opposite Julie Andrews and Mary Tyler Moore. (more...)

Lucie Arnaz, Eden Espinosa, and Laura Bell Bundy Join Carol Channing Tribute in Palm DesertLucie Arnaz, Eden Espinosa, and Laura Bell Bundy Join Carol Channing Tribute in Palm Desert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

BroadwayWorld previously reported that some of Broadway's biggest stars are coming out to celebrate international stage and screen superstar Carol Channing, who turns 95 today, in a one-night-only tribute concert produced by the McCallum Theatre in Palm Desert, California on Saturday, March 5, at 8 p.m. (more...)

VIDEO: Hello, Carol! A Tribute to Carol Channing in Honor of Her 95th BirthdayVIDEO: Hello, Carol! A Tribute to Carol Channing in Honor of Her 95th Birthday
by Sally Henry - Jan 31, 2016

Happy 95th birthday to legendary star of the stage and screen, Carol Channing! With three Tony Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Globe Award, plus an Oscar nomination, Carol is especially beloved and revered in the Broadway community. (more...)

Bette Midler Led HELLO, DOLLY! Update - Auditions Set, Find Out What's Cast and What They're SeekingBette Midler Led HELLO, DOLLY! Update - Auditions Set, Find Out What's Cast and What They're Seeking
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town and today we've got the scoop on auditions to star alongside the legend via an Equity Casting Notice, available here.  (more...)

Barn Stage Company Announces Cast of CAROUSEL ConcertBarn Stage Company Announces Cast of CAROUSEL Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Presented by The Barn Stage Company, in association with Temecula Presents, this gorgeous production of Rodger's and Hammerstein's Carousel in Concert take the Old Town Temecula stage for 3 nights only! A collaboration with the Temecula Valley Symphony puts a beautiful 32 piece orchestra directly on stage for all to enjoy! The show runs one weekend, March 3, 5 & 6, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at the Old Town Temecula Community Theater in Old Town Temecula. Glorious songs, a postcard New England seaside setting and a spiritually uplifting story of love and redemption have kept Carousel among the most beloved American musicals ever created. Carousel will be directed by J. Scott Lapp, with Musical Direction by John Mario Di Costanzo and choreography by Gary Iversen. (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye ButlerPorchlight Music Theatre's ICONS Gala to Honor E. Faye Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

? Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the 2016 ICONS Gala celebrating the legendary woman whose name is synonymous with Broadway, Ethel Merman, Sunday, May 1, 2016 11:00 a.m. - 2 p.m., at the Grand Ballroom, InterContinental Chicago Magnificent Mile, 505 N. Michigan Ave. The Gala includes performances from Chicago's leading talents celebrating the rich career of Merman, the presentation of the 2016 Guy Adkins Award for Excellence in the Advancement of Music Theatre in Chicago to E. Faye Butler and silent and live auctions. Proceeds from the event and its accompanying auction benefit Porchlight's educational programs and productions. Tickets are on sale now and require advance purchase, $125 before April 15, $150 after April 15, $50 for children ages 18 years old and younger are available at 773.777.9884 or at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org. (more...)

Gizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony AwardsGizel Jiménez, Tony Sheldon and More Lead Goodspeed & Hartford Symphony Orchestra's Celebration of 70 Years of Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Hartford Symphony Orchestra and Goodspeed Musicals will join to celebrate 70 years of Tony Award-winning music in a blockbuster one-night-only concert event on Saturday, February 20, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. at The Bushnell Center for the Performing Arts in Hartford. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/19/2016 - 1/26/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/19/2016 - 1/26/2016
by - Jan 26, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/19/2016 - 1/26/2016. (more...)

Bette Midler Will Make Bank Doing HELLO, DOLLY! Next YearBette Midler Will Make Bank Doing HELLO, DOLLY! Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town. As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Bette Midler will indeed return to Broadway in one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history when she takes on the role of Dolly Gallagher Levi in Hello, Dolly!, and according to Page Six, she'll make bank doing it. (more...)

BWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Delights at the Candlelight Dinner PlayhouseBWW Review: HELLO, DOLLY! Delights at the Candlelight Dinner Playhouse
by Felicia Tassone - Jan 25, 2016

There are a few shows that one can say the title of, and even a random person off the street who knows nothing about theatre would say 'I have heard of that.' Hello, Dolly! is one of those shows. (more...)

E Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at NorthlightE Faye Butler to Perform in Concert at Northlight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Northlight Theatre Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Tim Evans announce E. Faye Butler in Concert. This one-night-only concert event will be held at 7:30pm on February 8, 2016 at Northlight Theatre, 9501 Skokie Blvd in Skokie. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Ice Skating Pair Wins Nationals With 'Music of the Night' PieceSTAGE TUBE: Ice Skating Pair Wins Nationals With 'Music of the Night' Piece
by Stage Tube - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's always a winning choice. Or at least, it was for Tarah Kayne and Danny O'Shea. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Feinstein's/54 Below-Bound Daniel ReichardTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- Feinstein's/54 Below-Bound Daniel Reichard
by BWW Staff - Jan 22, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Daniel Reichard, who will bring his solo show, Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein, to 54 Below on February 5 (9:30PM). For tickets, visit: http://54below.com/artist/daniel-reichard/ (more...)

STAGE TUBE: GREASE LIVE, Megan Hilty, CATS, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This WeekSTAGE TUBE: GREASE LIVE, Megan Hilty, CATS, and More Extras You Missed on Facebook This Week
by Sally Henry - Jan 22, 2016

Did you know that you can get even more exclusive, in-depth Broadway content on BroadwayWorld's Facebook? (more...)

Ladies of Theatre: Artist Kendyll Romine Drawing 366 Female Musical Theatre Characters in 2016Ladies of Theatre: Artist Kendyll Romine Drawing 366 Female Musical Theatre Characters in 2016
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

The Savannah College of Art and Design student posts one portrait every day. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY:  Jack Benny and George Burns in HELLO, DOLLY!?; It Might Have HappenedFLASH FRIDAY: Jack Benny and George Burns in HELLO, DOLLY!?; It Might Have Happened
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2016

Producer David Merrick brought in a parade of stars to follow Carol Channing, but there was one that got away. (more...)

WATCH NOW: Your Weekly BroadwayWorld Vine Fix MASTERPOST! 1/22/16 w/ CATS, HAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More!WATCH NOW: Your Weekly BroadwayWorld Vine Fix MASTERPOST! 1/22/16 w/ CATS, HAMILTON, IN THE HEIGHTS, and More!
by Maeve Riley - Jan 22, 2016

On top of our comedic content, we also aim to provide an inside look at the newest up-and-coming shows, and short (but sweet) six second interviews with all of our favorite stars. (more...)

Official: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARDOfficial: Johanson, Xavier and Dillon Will Join Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Michael Xavier, Siobhan Dillon and Fred Johanson will join Glenn Close in Sunset Boulevard, the second production in the partnership between English National Opera (ENO) and the GradeLinnit Company.  (more...)

CPCC Theatre to Stage I LOVE A PIANO, 2/12-21CPCC Theatre to Stage I LOVE A PIANO, 2/12-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Theatre is excited to present "I Love a Piano," Feb. 12 - 21 in its Dale F. Halton Theater. The production celebrates the music and lyrics of one of America's most prolific songwriters - Irving Berlin. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christine Pedi Channels Broadway's Greatest Divas in HELLO, DOLLY! AuditionsSTAGE TUBE: Christine Pedi Channels Broadway's Greatest Divas in HELLO, DOLLY! Auditions
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2016

NEWSical The Musical and Christine Pedi have brought together some of her best loved celebrity impressions to take you inside the audition room for the highly anticipated Broadway revival of Hello Dolly starring Bette Midler. Check it out below! (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/20/2016 - OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/20/2016 - OUR MOTHER'S BRIEF AFFAIR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 20, 2016

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: Linda Lavin returns to Broadway in an affair to remember, LAZARUS takes its final bow and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Teeter and More Celebrate MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Cast Album Release at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Klea Blackhurst, Elizabeth Teeter and More Celebrate MERMAN'S APPRENTICE Cast Album Release at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was delighted to present the a concert celebration for the release of MERMAN'S APPRENTICE, a new musical fable by Stephen Cole & David Evans. Scroll down for photos from the evening! (more...)

It Takes a Woman! Bette Midler on Why She Said 'Yes' to HELLO, DOLLY!It Takes a Woman! Bette Midler on Why She Said 'Yes' to HELLO, DOLLY!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has heard from Carol Channing, our amazing readers, and more since Bette Midler was announced for the role of 'Dolly Gallagher Levi' in the Broadway return of one of the most cherished shows in musical theater history, Hello, Dolly! And now the diva herself has chimed in on coming back to the Great White Way in an interview with The New York Times. (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MY FAIR LADY & More Set for SMTC's 2016-17 SeasonKISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN, MY FAIR LADY & More Set for SMTC's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Now in its sixth year, Scottsdale Musical Theater Company is pleased to announce its upcoming productions at their home at Tempe Center for the Arts for 2016-2017. In addition to the already announced Hello, Dolly! which opens February 3 - 6, 2016 the company is expanding its programming to include some fresh and exciting productions: (more...)

Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!Five Fun Facts About HELLO, DOLLY!
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

One of Broadway's most beloved musicals looked like a disaster in out-of-town previews. (more...)

From John Lithgow to Kevin Kline- Fans Chime in on the Ideal Horace for HELLO, DOLLY!From John Lithgow to Kevin Kline- Fans Chime in on the Ideal Horace for HELLO, DOLLY!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Dolly is a great comic role, but it requires a great foil playing opposite her. (more...)

It Takes A Horace!  Who Should Star In HELLO, DOLLY! Opposite Bette Midler?It Takes A Horace! Who Should Star In HELLO, DOLLY! Opposite Bette Midler?
by Michael Dale - Jan 19, 2016

Dolly is a great comic role, but it requires a great foil playing opposite her. (more...)

Liliane Montevecchi to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below, 2/11-13Liliane Montevecchi to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below, 2/11-13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Celebrate this Valentine's Day with the exquisitely French and enchanting Liliane Montevecchi as she presents her autobiographical one-woman show Be My Valentine at Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, February 11-13.  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Dolly on Dolly- Carol Channing Chimes in on Bette Midler's Casting News!BWW Exclusive: Dolly on Dolly- Carol Channing Chimes in on Bette Midler's Casting News!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

There's a new Dolly coming to town, but how does the original star feel about it? BroadwayWorld has just checked in with Carol Channing, who is thrilled about this morning's news. Channing said, 'Bette will be brilliant! Dolly is the kind of character that everyone should be blessed to play. Dolly is an institution- the American musical equivalent to Hamlet.' (more...)

Hello, Bette! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway's Next Dolly LeviHello, Bette! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway's Next Dolly Levi
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

In honor of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld is inviting you to fill your afternoon coffee break with the Divine Miss M. Take five with some Broadway classics and Midler standards below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 1/12/2016 - 1/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 1/12/2016 - 1/19/2016
by - Jan 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 1/12/2016 - 1/19/2016. (more...)

Carol Channing Recalls She 'Had no Idea' Performing at the Super Bowl Would be SignificantCarol Channing Recalls She 'Had no Idea' Performing at the Super Bowl Would be Significant
by Sally Henry - Feb 6, 2016

Here's a piece of trivia that unites both sports and Broadway fans: Who was the first celebrity performer chosen for the Super Bowl halftime show? The answer is Broadway legend Carol Channing. (more...)

Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre to Present MYSTERY MUSICAL #3Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre to Present MYSTERY MUSICAL #3
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Following the enormous success of their sell-out Mystery Musical shows, BYE BYE BIRDIE and HELLO, DOLLY, Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre is inviting audiences to take a leap of faith again with MYSTERY MUSICAL #3 on Monday 29th February at the Seymour Centre. (more...)

FSLC Announces Morgan Freeman as Recipient of 43rd Annual Chaplin AwardFSLC Announces Morgan Freeman as Recipient of 43rd Annual Chaplin Award
by TV News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

The Film Society of Lincoln Center announced today that Academy Award¬Ėwinning actor Morgan Freeman will be honored at the 43rd Annual Chaplin Award Gala held at Lincoln Center on Monday, April 25, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Scottsdale Musical Theater's HELLO DOLLY! Is Glowin', Crowin', and Goin' StrongBWW Review: Scottsdale Musical Theater's HELLO DOLLY! Is Glowin', Crowin', and Goin' Strong
by Herbert Paine - Feb 5, 2016

Who doesn't love Dolly Levi? Why wouldn't anybody after Brandi Bigley's energetic portrayal of the overzealous matchmaker in Scottsdale Musical Theater Company's production of HELLO DOLLY!, directed by David Hock. (more...)

Harry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West EndHarry Melling Leads HAND TO GOD, Beginning Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

After its phenomenal run on and off Broadway, the critically acclaimed five times Tony Award nominated play HAND TO GOD (including Best New Play and Best Director) is making its way to London's West End and will open at the Vaudeville Theatre beginning tonight 5 February, with press night set for 15 February 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mark S. Hoebee Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Talks A BRONX TALEBWW Interview: Mark S. Hoebee Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Talks A BRONX TALE
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 4, 2016

Broadwayworld.com talked with Mark S. Hoebee, Producing Artistic Director of Paper Mill Playhouse about 'A Bronx Tale.' (more...)

St. James Theatre Announces A CONVERSATION WITH ANITA DOBSONSt. James Theatre Announces A CONVERSATION WITH ANITA DOBSON
by marianka swain - Feb 4, 2016

St. James Theatre has announced that Anita Dobson, star of stage and screen, will join Edward Seckerson to discuss her varied career on Sunday 20 March at 3pm. One of Britain's most distinguished actresses, Dobson's extensive list of credits ranges from popular TV staples like EastEnders to classical theatre and musicals. (more...)

Breaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN MusicalBreaking News: Michael Crawford to Return to the West End in New THE GO-BETWEEN Musical
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will return to the London Stage in a new musical, based on the famed novel THE GO-BETWEEN. According to Baz Bamigboye of the UK Daily Mail, the production will begin performances on May 27th at the Apollo Theatre in London's West End. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie MuellerRehearsals Begin Monday for Broadway's WAITRESS, Starring Jessie Mueller
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Rehearsals begin Monday, February 8 for the spring Broadway production of Waitress, following its sold-out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  (more...)

Jack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAYJack Willis to Lead Arena Stage's ALL THE WAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Robert Schenkkan's Tony Award-winning drama All the Way, about President Lyndon Baines Johnson's impassioned struggle to pass the Civil Rights Act of 1964, makes its Washington, D.C. debut at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Kyle Donnelly, who has directed more than 20 productions at Arena Stage, returns to helm this "sure-fire, action packed hit" (Huffington Post) about a country still reeling from the assassination of John F. Kennedy and the man tasked with calming the storm. Hailed as a "sensational night of theater" (NPR), All the Way runs April 1-May 8, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Green, Musto and Pacheco to Join THEATER TALK for Spring Preview This WeekGreen, Musto and Pacheco to Join THEATER TALK for Spring Preview This Week
by TV News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Theater critic Jesse Green (New York Magazine) and theater journalists Michael Musto (Out.com) and Patrick Pacheco (NY1 News) join co-hosts Michael Riedel and Susan Haskins for the annual Spring Season Preview of upcoming Broadway and Off-Broadway productions on an all-new THEATER TALK. (more...)

Michael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career ConversationMichael Crawford to Be Honored with Visual Comedy Legend Award 8 April; Plus Career Conversation
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Michael Crawford, the legendary star of stage and screen will be honored on April 8, 2016 by the Slapstick Festival for his comedy work, at an event with tickets now on sale. (more...)

Local Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This MayLocal Sarah Lasko to Star in THE WIZARD OF OZ at National Theatre This May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The North American tour of the new stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ will play the National Theatre for two weeks only, May 3 - 15, 2016. (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/1/2016 - Vosk at Joe's, SHUFFLE Box Office & More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/1/2016 - Vosk at Joe's, SHUFFLE Box Office & More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 1, 2016

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: FIDDLER's Jessica Vosk heads to Joe's Pub and tickets go on sale for SHUFFLE ALONG! (more...)

BWW TV: Carol Channing Thanks Fans for Birthday Love!BWW TV: Carol Channing Thanks Fans for Birthday Love!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 1, 2016

Larger than life star, Carol Channing celebrated her 95th birthday yesterday. With three Tony Awards, a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, a Golden Globe Award, plus an Oscar nomination, Carol is especially beloved and revered in the Broadway community. Below watch as she thanks fans for all of the birthday love! (more...)

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