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What happens after Happily Ever After, after all? In Sondheim and Lapine’s beloved musical retelling of the Grimm classics, a parade of familiar folktale figures find their way “Into the Woods” and try to get home before dark—under the guidance of Mark Lamos, who dazzled us with A Little Night Music in 2008.

Tickets On Sale For Donna Murphy Drama League UP CLOSE Interview, 4/21
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway headliner Donna Murphy is set to discuss her remarkable career as part of an UP CLOSE interview to benefit the Drama League later this month and tickets are now on sale. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE! Donna Murphy Set For ROYAL PAINS Guest Starring Role
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

Two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway superstar Donna Murphy has just landed a recurring guest starring role on hit USA series ROYAL PAINS, BroadwayWorld can exclusively confirm. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Sings Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

What, dare say, is “the ultimate musical theatre challenge”? Well, Sondheim, that is! Otherwise known as the greatest living musical theatre dramatist and the subject of this week's GLEE - FOLLIES to SWEENEY TODD and Into the Woods. And, touching, timely and terrific tribute it was. (more...)

Darren Criss & Chord Overstreet Talk Sondheim Songs On GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 9, 2014

This week's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series Glee was titled 'Bash' and the episode was highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim, so stars Darren Criss and Chord Overstreet discuss the work of Sondheim in an amusing new featurette. (more...)

VIDEO: Sondheim & More on Last Night's GLEE; Watch All the Performances!
by TV News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

On last night's episode of GLEE titled 'Bash,' Rachel took the next step in committing to her role in "Funny Girl." Meanwhile, Kurt was the victim of an attack because of his sexual preference. (more...)

Glee-Cap: Bash.
by Robert Lawlor - Apr 8, 2014

We all know our favorite Ohioans turned New Yorkers have been having all kinds of big fun since they arrived, but as we know, New York while magical, can also be a rough and tumble kind of town. Tonight, the less than gleeful side of New York rears its ugly head, leaving our favorite former glee clubbers to pick up the pieces. Tonight's episode will deal with some harsh subject matter, so viewer discretion is advised. Sam, Rachel, Kurt, and Blaine attend a candle light vigil and channel the emotion into "No One Is Alone" from Into the Woods as they pay their respects. The producer of Funny Girl gives the company a pep talk, wanting and demanding a hit from his actors. Rachel discusses her scheduling conflicts with NYADA with her producer, who gives her a pass to finish out the year with a critique from the staff. Mercedes catches Sam watching Facts of Life, and joins him for all the 80's girl-school fun. Sam has tried everything to sleep better, even getting Blaine to read him Star Wars fan-fic, but nothing seems to work. Sam asks Mercedes about why she broke up with him, and her answer doesn't stick, as the two go at it on the couch. The weekly pot-luck dinner continues, as news of a neighbor being gay bashed (and lucky to be alive) breaks the joyful mood, but talk quickly turns to the winter critique at NYADA, which is challenging the NYADA hopefuls to Sondheim. Sam brings Mercedes to the East River to make some wishes, and their cute couple status begins to rise even more. Mercedes tells Sam she's willing to give them a chance, but wants it to be taken slowly with boundaries and rules to be implemented. Mercedes, being the strong independent woman she is, channels all of that ferocity into "You Make Me Feel like a Natural Woman". (more...)

Emotional 'No One Is Alone' From INTO THE WOODS As Seen On Tonight's GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

Tonight's episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and a first look at an emotionally powerful new musical sequence set to Stephen Sondheim's classic 'No One Is Alone' from Into the Woods is now available to view. (more...)

All Songs From This Week's GLEE Now On iTunes, Including Four By Stephen Sondheim!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

The next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and the ep is highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Monday, April 7, 2014 - Atlantic's THREEPENNY OPERA Opens, Signature Honors Tunick and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 7, 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: Atlantic Theater opens THE THREEPENNY OPERA tonight, and D.C.'s Signature Theatre honors Jonathan Tunick at its annual gala! (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Channels Disney Princesses on SNL
by Stage Tube - Apr 6, 2014

Anna Kendrick hosted last night's episode of Saturday Night Live. Kendrick began the night channeling Belle from Disney's Beauty and the Beast. Before breaking out into song, she stated, 'I got my start in musical theatre. When I was ten, my dad took me to see Beauty on the Beast on Broadway and I just knew I wanted to be up there, so to be here on this New York stage is so incredibly exciting. It just feels like something out of a story book.' Later on, she did a Little Mermaid skit in which she played Ariel and sang modern day pop songs. Check below to watch both clips! (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick and the Ladys of SNL Parody TALK DIRTY
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Anna Kendrick hosted last nights episode of Saturday Night Live. For one of the skits, Kendrick and the ladys of SNL parodied Jason Derulo's Talk Dirty. In the song, they sing about 'dongs all over the world.' At first, the concept may seem a little vulgar; however, there are many songs that focus on women's body parts. Watch the clip below and see what you think! (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Sings, Dances & Spoofs 'Cups' on SNL
by TV News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Below, watch the 'Pitch Perfect' star perform the musical numbers 'Dongs All Over the World' and 'French Dance', in which she spoofs the video for her own hit single, 'Cups.' (more...)

VIDEO: Anna Kendrick Sings, Dances & Spoofs 'Cups' on SNL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

Below, watch the 'Pitch Perfect' star perform the musical numbers 'Dongs All Over the World' and 'French Dance', in which she spoofs the video for her own hit single, 'Cups.' (more...)

All Songs Now Available From This Week's GLEE, Including Four By Stephen Sondheim!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2014

The next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE is titled 'Bash' and the ep is highlighted by four songs penned by master Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Meet the Broadway Class of 2014- Spring Edition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 6, 2014

With Broadway's 2014 season now in full swing, there's a solid group of performers making their Broadway debuts this Spring. Meet all of the Great White Way's newest stars below, and be sure to let us know who you're most looking forward to seeing onstage! (more...)

Connolly's Klub 45 Room Hosts The Cougar Ball, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2014

On Sunday, April 27th from 6-9pm, Connolly's Klub 45 Room hosts The Cougar Ball, a black-tie (suggested) charity event benefiting The Actors Fund and the Phyllis Newman Women's Health Initiative. It is an elegant (yet cheeky) cocktail party and ballroom featuring Broadway-studded performances and concluding in a fundraising auction and celebration. Sexy young men decorate the scene, ensuring decadent treats are never far from reach, and fun is had by all. (more...)

SOUND OFF WORLD PREMIERE EXCLUSIVE: GLEE's Lea Michele & Darren Criss Sing 'Broadway Baby' From Sondheim's FOLLIES
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 5, 2014

Today, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to introduce yet another world premiere exclusive track from FOX's hit musical dramedy series GLEE, this time with a sensational showstopper from Stephen Sondheim and James Goldman's legendary musical FOLLIES, 'Broadway Baby'. (more...)

Anna Kendrick to Host Tonight's SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
by TV News Desk - Apr 5, 2014

Anna Kendrick will be hosting tonight's episode of Saturday Night Live. Alongside Kendrick, seven-time Grammy Award winner Pharrell will make his first solo appearance as musical guest. Pharrell's sophomore album, 'G I R L' was released on March 3 and featured the Academy Award nominated song, 'Happy,' from the 'Despicable Me 2' soundtrack. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers & Ron Raines Set for Signature Theatre's Sondheim Gala Honoring Jonathan Tunick, 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

On April 7, 2014, Broadway stars Heidi Blickenstaff, Pamela Myers, and Ron Raines will perform alongside an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre honors renowned orchestrator and longtime Stephen Sondheim collaborator, Jonathan Tunick. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Vanessa Williams in AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight on April 2nd as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed byWarren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Scroll down for a first look at Williams onstage! (more...)

Lea Michele & Darren Criss Play Broadway Trivia In Honor Of Next Week's Theatrical GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 4, 2014

Fellow Broadway headliners and Glee breakout stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss comment on the next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series titled 'Bash' and reveal new details about some of the songs being performed - including a handful by the one and only original Broadway baby himself, Stephen Sondheim! (more...)

Florida Rep's INTO THE WOODS, JR. Runs 4/18-19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Into the Woods, Jr.,book by James Lapine, music & lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, is based on classic fairy tales. It plays in the ArtStage Studio Theatre for 3 performances only on Friday, April 18th at 7pm and on Saturday, April 19th at 2pm & 7pm. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students and are available online at www.floridarep.org or by calling the Box Office at 239-332-4488. (more...)

Christopher Sieber Delays MATILDA Debut Again Following Injury; Will Join Cast 'Later This Month'
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 4, 2014

In February, Sieber fractured a bone in his hand during rehearsals, and was believed to begin performances next week, on Tuesday, April 8. Representatives for MATILDA have now confirmed to BroadwayWorld that Sieber will need additional time for his hand to fully heal. (more...)

LCT's Platform Series to Continue with ACT ONE's James Lapine, 4/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater's Platform Series, a forum for public discussion between Lincoln Center Theater artists and interested theatergoers, continues its 16th season on Tuesday April 8, at 6 pm with JAMES LAPINE, the playwright and director ACT ONE. (more...)

NFCT to Present INTO THE WOODS, Begin. 5/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

NFCT will soon present Into the Woods. (more...)

Lea Michele & Darren Criss Tease Multiple Sondheim Songs On Next Week's GLEE
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 3, 2014

Fellow Broadway headliners and Glee breakout stars Lea Michele and Darren Criss comment on the next upcoming episode of FOX's hit musical dramedy series titled 'Bash' and reveal new details about some of the songs being performed - including a handful by the one and only original Broadway baby himself, Stephen Sondheim! (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' ASSASSINS, Running 6/13-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for ASSASSINS, directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Mike Ford. ASSASSINS begins performances on Friday, June 13, 2014 with Press Opening on Saturday, June 14th, and runs at Theater Wit in Chicago through Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: Backstage with Vanessa Williams After Her AFTER MIDNIGHT Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight last night as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to rave reviews on Sunday, November 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was on hand for her big night, and below, he goes backstage to catch up with After Midnight's new star! (more...)

Nancy Dussault, Conchata Ferrell and JoBeth Williams Among Rotating Cast for Rubicon Theatre's LOVE, LOSS, AND WHAT I WORE, 4/16-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Rubicon Theatre continues the company's 16th Not Your Typical Season with a special run of Love, Loss, and What I Wore -- a witty and wise celebration of womanhood adapted by Nora and Delia Ephron, creators of such hits as 'When Harry Met Sally,' 'Sleepless in Seattle,' 'You've Got Mail,' 'The Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants' and 'Silkwood.' (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 2nd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 2, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. 'Peter' plays Monroe Street, new musicals try out in Wicker Park and Bucktown, 'Evita' lights up Cicero, 'Hot Mikado' jazzes up Rogers Park, The Hypocrites announce a trilogy, three Tony winners start rehearsal here and Las Vegas calls on the Windy City's finest! (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Vanessa Williams Reunites with UGLY BETTY Cast & More Backstage at AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by Walter McBride - Apr 2, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight last night as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed by Warren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened to rave reviews on Sunday, November 3, 2013. BroadwayWorld was there for her first night in action and you can check out photos from backstage with the cast below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from the Paris Production of INTO THE WOODS at Theatre du Chatelet!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

In a show structured around the famous essay by psychoanalyst Bruno Bettelheim, Stephen Sondheim gives us his interpretation of various fairy tales: Cinderella, Little Red Riding Hood, Jack and the Magic Beanstalk... audiences at Le Chatelet, however, aren't in for the standard trip down the nostalgic lanes of childhood. The company includes Kimy McLaren as Cinderella, Leslie Clack as The Narrator, Nicholas Garrett as The Baker, Christine Ox as The Baker's Wife, Beverley Klein as The Witch, Pascal Charbonneau as Jack, Damian Thantrey as Cinderella's Prince, David Curry as Rapunzel's Prince and more. Check out highlights from the French production below! (more...)

CTC's THE UGLY DUCKLING Set for Harris Center, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

In an adaptation of the classic Hans Christian Anderson fairytale, an Ugly Duckling discovers that as he passes through the awkwardness of youth to the grace of maturity he becomes a handsome swan. The nationally-recognized California Theatre Center returns to Harris Center for its fourth and final performances of beloved children's tales this season. (more...)

Theatre Du Chatelet's INTO THE WOODS Now Streaming
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2014

The elaborate new production of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated fairy tale-themed musical Into the Woods playing at renown Paris playhouse and opera venue Theatre du Chatelet is now available to hear in full. (more...)

Ringwald to Present INTO THE WOODS, 5/2-6/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Nearing the end of a season devoted to words and stories, it only makes sense to close with Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's seminal musical Into the Woods. The ultimate storybook musical gets mightily reimagined by Ferndale's feisty theatre, The Ringwald, in association with Two Muses Theatre and Kickham Hanley PLLC. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TSU-San Marcos Premieres Glorious New Venue with Stellar Production of ANYTHING GOES
by Jeff Davis - Apr 15, 2014

It's tough to decide what I like more, a great production or a great new theater. Thankfully, I got both during my recent trip to Texas State San Marcos Department of Theatre and Dance. Their current production of Anything Goes is stunning, as is the new Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre. (more...)

Kathy Lee Gifford Joins NextStop Theatre's INTO THE WOODS as the Giant's Wife, 5/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

NextStop Theatre Company's new production of Stephen Sondheim's Into the Woods, running May 1-June 1, 2014, makes a major announcement for the season-closing production. Directed by NextStop's Artistic Director Evan Hoffmann, the production team is announcing the addition of TODAY Show Co-Host, Kathie Lee Gifford, as the voice of the Giant's Wife. The addition of Ms. Gifford is a significant achievement for the emerging company as they close out their inaugural main stage season. (more...)

Laura Benanti Heads to Showtime's NURSE JACKIE as Recurring Guest
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Showtime has announced that Broadway vet Laura Benanti will appear in a recurring role in the hit medical drama comedy NURSE JACKIE. (more...)

VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Vanessa Williams: 'My Parents Urged Me to Pursue Music'
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

The talented actress and singer stops by this morning's TODAY on NBC and tells hosts Kathie Lee and Hoda that she is thankful her music-teacher parents encouraged her to pursue the arts. (more...)

VIDEO: AFTER MIDNIGHT's Vanessa Williams Performs 'Stormy Weather' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Actress and singer Vanessa Williams, accompanied by a 17-piece orchestra, performed the jazz standard "Stormy Weather" from the new Broadway show AFTER MIDNIGHT (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 4/12- Story Time With ROCKY, Face Time With NEWSIES, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2014

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! Today's photos come from the casts of ROCKY, NEWSIES, BRIDGES OVER MADISON COUNTY, and more! (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group to Present ENCORE! High School Musicals Celebration, 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Berkshire Theatre Group presents Encore! An Evening to Celebrate High School Musicals at the Colonial Theatre on Friday, May 2 at 7pm directed by Travis G. Daly. This special performance features ten-minute encore performances from this year's Berkshire County high school musicals. (more...)

BWW TV: Vanessa Williams Sings 'Stormy Weather' in Broadway's AFTER MIDNIGHT!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 11, 2014

Multi-Platinum recording artist and actress Vanessa Williams officially joined the cast of Broadway's After Midnight on April 2nd as 'Special Guest Star.' Williams will play performances through Sunday, May 11, 2014 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 W 47th Street). Directed and choreographed byWarren Carlyle, After Midnight began preview performances on Friday, October 18, 2013, and opened on Sunday, November 3, 2013. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you Williams' performance of 'Stormy Weather.' (more...)

Richard Eyre's GHOSTS to Continue West End Theatre Series at Cinemas Across the UK and Ireland, June 26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WEST END THEATRE SERIES is delighted to announce its third title; Richard Eyre's five-star, multi award-winning revival production of Ibsen's Ghosts. The Almeida Theatre production will be screened in over 200 cinemas across the UK and Ireland for one night only, Thursday 26 June '14 (www.westendtheatreseries.com). (more...)

Screenplay Writer Horton Foote's THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL Comes to the Roleystone Theatre on 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

A play from the author of the Academy Award-winning To Kill A Mockingbird screenplay comes to Roleystone Theatre this May. Written by Horton Foote, The Trip To Bountiful is a poignant story of an ageing widow unhappily living with her son and daughter-in-law in a small city apartment. She longs to return to the town of Bountiful where she grew up and finally manages to make the journey, discovering more about her early life and disappointments along the way. Ultimately, she is reconciled to the reality of her present situation and faces the future with peace. (more...)

Tony Winner Laura Benanti to Perform at The Old Globe's 2014 Gala, 7/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

-The Old Globe will host the 2014 Globe Gala on Saturday, July 26 in support of the theatre's education and artistic programs. The annual event will feature a one-night-only performance by Broadway veteran and Tony Award winner Laura Benanti (Gypsy, Into the Woods, NBC's The Sound of Music Live!, 'The Good Wife,' 'Go On'), based on her smash hit New York cabaret (and new CD) In Constant Search of the Right Kind of Attention. Nina Doede, Deni Jacobs, and Sheryl White serve as Co-Chairs of the 2014 Globe Gala. (more...)

Off-Broadway's TIL DIVORCE DO US PART Plays Final Performance on 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

TIL DIVORCE DO US PART: THE MUSICAL, will conclude its 10-week engagement at the DR2 Theatre (103 East 15th Street in Union Square) after the matinee on Sunday, April 13th, prior to a national tour, which is soon to be announced. Mark Waldrop is the director with concept, lyrics and choreography by Ruthe Ponturo and music by John Thomas Fischer. The musical comedy revue opened to acclaim from critics and audiences alike. Among the raves, The New York Times exclaimed: 'The show is buoyant and high spirited. Revenge is truly sweet!' The New Yorker acclaimed: 'Laugh-Out-Loud Funny!' and New York Magazine called Til Divorce Do Us Part: The Musical 'a wacky and clever musical comedy.' For tickets call (212) 239-6200 or visit www.telecharge.com (more...)

Tony Award Winner Donna Murphy to Guest on USA's ROYAL PAINS
by TV News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Multi award-winning actress and singer Donna Murphy ("Made in Jersey," "Trust Me") will guest in the sixth season of ROYAL PAINS which returns this summer with 13 all new episodes. (more...)

THIRTEEN Records Off-Broadway's HELLMAN v. MCCARTHY, Starring Dick Cavett, Roberta Maxwell and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Abingdon Theatre Company announces that the world premiere of Brian Richard Mori's HELLMAN v. McCARTHY, a new play the feud between literary legends Lillian Hellman and Mary McCarthy, will be recorded by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET on Friday, April 11 at 8pm. The Off-Broadway play starring Dick Cavett, Roberta Maxwell and Marcia Rodd, will be filmed for broadcast on a future date. (more...)

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