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The legendary rock opera by lyricist Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) and composer Andrew Lloyd Webber (Evita, The Phantom of the Opera), the premiere of Jesus Christ Superstar redefined the Broadway musical and 40 years later it remains a beloved classic. The instantly recognizable tunes and daringly contemporary lyrics made it one of the most popular albums of all-time, selling over seven million copies, as well as creating a truly global smash hit, with sold-out productions in more than 40 countries.

Photo Coverage: Haley Swindal Brings PLAY TO WIN to 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 9, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presented Haley Swindal in 'Play To Win' on April 8 at 9:30pm. Swindal's musical career has taken her across the country and around the world, from Carnegie Hall to the Sporting Club in Monte Carlo, and right back where she grew up: Yankee Stadium. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Launch International Tour in Honor of 20th Anniversary this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

In celebration of Disney's Beauty and the Beast's 20th anniversary on the stage, Disney Theatrical Productions, NETworks and Broadway Entertainment Group announce the first-ever international tour for the title. The English-language tour will open at Istanbul's Zorlu Center in October 2014 and will tour to diverse international markets including Kazakhstan, United Arab Emirates, Singapore, Philippines, Thailand and Indonesia marking the first time Disney's timeless musical will have been seen in these territories. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 9th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 9, 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. Hold onto your hats! Shows beginning in late April include 'Avenue Q,' 'Ragtime,' 'Juno,' 'Hey! Dancin'! Hey! Musical!,' 'How To Succeed...,' 'Hair,' 'The Sound Of Music,' 'Motown' and 'The Wizard Of Oz!' AMAZING! Plus news from The Second City, the Goodman, that JCS arena tour, a 2015 'Little Shop' and the return of the Mormons! Whew! (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Wednesday, April 9, 2014 - Susan Boyle, Richard Jay-Alexander and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 9, 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: Ovation will air its special on Susan Boyle tonight! (more...)

Charlotte Wilcox, Joe Benincasa & Joan Marcus to Be Honored with Special Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipients of 2014 Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre. These honors will be presented at the Tony Honors Cocktail Party, a private cocktail reception, on Monday, June 2nd at the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe. The 2014 Tony Awards will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 8th on CBS, and are presented by The Broadway League and the American Theatre Wing. (more...)

Preview Michelle Williams's 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' In New SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar was presented last week and a first look at Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams performing the breakout hit 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' is now available to view. (more...)

Full List Of Dates & Cities Announced For New JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar was presented last week and a first look at Destiny's Child member Michelle Williams performing the breakout hit 'I Don't Know How To Love Him' is now available to view. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour with Ben Forster, Michelle Williams & JC Chasez to Play Madison Square Garden, 8/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

MSG Entertainment announced Friday that Jesus Christ Superstar Arena Spectacular will take the Madison Square Garden stage on Tuesday, August 5 at 8:00PM. Ticket on sale date to be determined. (more...)

GHOSTS Opens 22 May at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts remains as sensational and electric as ever. Opening Thursday 22 May 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, internationally renowned Australian director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct this unflinching critique of marriage and social convention. (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...)

Grove Theatre Announces Passion Musical THE KINGDOM, 4/25 - 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Grove Theatre announces a new passion play, The Kingdom, A Rock Musical, opening Friday, April 25th and running on weekends for 6 performances only through Sunday May 4th. (more...)

Michele Maxwell & Roland Perold to Perform at Kalk Bay Theatre, 7-31 May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

Two of South Africa's most popular cabaret performers, the legendary Michele Maxwell and debonair Roland Perold, join together to bring music lovers a delightful new show at Kalk Bay Theatre from 7 to 31 May. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) Comes to the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Apr 20, 2014

The Musical of Musical (The Musical!) opens on April 25 at the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City. Joanne Bogart and Eric Rockwell wrote the musical that opened off-Broadway in 2003 at the York Theatre and again in 2005 at the Dodger Stages. The musical played on London's West End utilizing the same cast from March 31, 2006 through April 22, 2006 at the Sound Theatre., Jon (more...)

Jesus Christ Superstar un successo!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2014

Pubblico in delirio ieri sera, venerdi 18 aprile, al Sistina di Roma per la Prima Nazionale del Musical Jesus Christ Superstar, portato in scena dal regista Massimo Romeo Piparo in una versione davvero memorabile. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Good Friday Flashback- Lin-Manuel Miranda Sings JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Apr 18, 2014

It's Good Friday, and what better way to reflect on Jesus' death than with musical theatre? In the vintage video below, Broadway favorite and Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda performs Jesus' Act II ballad, 'Gethsemane' in his college production of Jesus Christ Superstar. He writes: 'played Jesus in Jesus Christ Superstar my freshman year at Wesleyan. I was not yet done with puberty. Screaming ensues.' (more...)

Air Supply to Return to Las Vegas' Orleans Showroom, 5/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Air Supply, a staple of early '80s radio, is returning to The Orleans Showroom for three shows May 23, 24 and 25. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines On
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 18, 2014

Today, in honor of Holy Week, we shine a special spotlight on one of the most revered and rockin' musicals ever written, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

Harbor Lights Theater Offers Mother's Day Special for DRIVING MISS DAISY, Running 5/9-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, led by Executive Artistic Director Tamara Jenkins, Co-Artistic Director Jay Montgomery, and Associate Producer Beth Gittleman, announces that special preparations are being made for the Mother's Day performances of Driving Miss Daisy, running May 9th through the 18th at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens. (more...)

Guest Conductor Jack Everly to Lead Utah Symphony in MUSIC OF THE BABY BOOMERS, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Guest conductor Jack Everly joins the Utah Symphony on May 2-3 for a trip down memory lane at Abravanel Hall. This special concert, celebrating the Baby Boom generation, highlights songs and television shows from the 1960s. The program features music by the Beach Boys, Frankie Valli, and the Beatles, and guest vocalists Roy Chicas, Jim Hogan, Marissa McGowan, N'Kenge, Kristine Reese and Max Quinlan. (more...)

Track Listing Revealed for Elaine Paige's ULTIMATE COLLECTION
by Louisa Brady - Apr 17, 2014

Broadway and West End superstar Elaine Paige is set to release a career-spanning collection of her most memorable recordings on Monday, April 24th. The album will be titled ELAINE PAIGE: THE ULTIMATE COLLECTION. The track listing for Paige's album was recently revealed. (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...)

Canned Rice's UNDERSTUDY BLUES Comes to Cape Town from May 21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

UNDERSTUDY BLUES, the debut production from Canned Rice Productions, will open at the Galloway Theatre in Cape Town for a nine-performance run in May 2014. (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...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 4/16- JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by Stage Tube - Apr 16, 2014

Today in 2000, the second Broadway revival of Jesus Christ Superstar opened at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (now the Foxwoods Theatre), where it ran for 161 performances. Jesus Christ Superstar is a rock opera by Andrew Lloyd Webber, with lyrics by Tim Rice. The musical started off as a rock opera concept recording before its first staging on Broadway in 1971. The musical is based very loosely on the Gospels' account of the last week of Jesus' life, beginning with the preparation for the arrival of Jesus and his disciples in Jerusalem, and ending with the crucifixion. The third Broadway revival is currently playing at the Neil Simon Theatre. (more...)

Brilliant MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR Parody Now Available
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2014

The furry and rambunctious cast of Jim Henson's iconic The Muppets lend their unique talents to Jesus Christ Superstar via an impressively inventive new album experiment titled MUPPET CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Gettysburg Community Theatre
by Marakay Rogers - Apr 16, 2014

Gettysburg Community Theatre delivered a deservedly sold-out Jesus Christ Superstar to the area in time for Easter (more...)

GRINDR The Opera to Premiere at The West End Cabaret, 5/2-3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Libertine Idol Productions and Charles Czarnecki are presenting the world premiere of Erik Johannes von Ransom's GRINDR The Opera in concert on May 2nd and 3rd at The West End Cabaret, with direction by Rachel Klein. GRINDR is an unauthorized musical parody of the eponymous gay hook-up app that has sweepingly altered the course of modern gay intimacy. (more...)

World Premiere of PRIDE & PREJUDICE, BILLY ELLIOT and More Make Up La Mirada Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

La Mirada Theatre For The Performing Arts and Mc Coy Rigby Entertainment are thrilled to announce their most "practically perfect" 2014- 2015 season of shows! Beginning with David Lindsay-Abaire's Tony Award-winning Good People; followed by our favorite Sister returning in Late Nite Catechism Las Vegas: Sister Rolls The Dice; then three extraordinary musical experiences beginning with the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot; the World Premiere engagement of Jane Austen's Pride And Prejudice: A Musical; and finally the high-flying, Tony Award-Winning, Mary Poppins! This extraordinary season also includes the bonus options of its third "Onstage Series" production of a "brand new" Los Angeles premiere production of Carrie The Musical; also six-time Grammy award-winning superstar Amy Grant and the powerhouse dancing of Ballroom With A Twist - add it all up, and it's La Mirada Theatre/McCoy Rigby's, without a doubt, must-see, most exciting season of shows ever! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 18 aprile al Teatro Sistina di Roma
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2014

Il 18 aprile, giorno del Venerdi Santo, debutta al Teatro Sistina di Roma lo spettacolo piu atteso della stagione: la versione evento di Jesus Christ Superstar, la piu grande opera rock di tutti i tempi, con un cast d'eccezione che non manchera di richiamare l'attenzione di tutti gli appassionati di musica e teatro. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Hit the Stage at Suncoast Showroom, 5/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Multitalented entertainer Ben Vereen will bring his one-man show to the Suncoast Showroom May 17 and 18. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Josh Young as Che in EVITA on Tour Talks Career and Experiences
by Kathy Strain - Apr 14, 2014

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Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes to Star in Opera Australia's THE KING AND I from Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2014

Opera Australia Artistic Director Lyndon Terracini and leading Australian theatre producer John Frost today announced the principal cast for Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Broadway musical The King and I. Lisa McCune and Teddy Tahu Rhodes will co-star in the Tony Award-winning Australian production, which is being revived next year by the Gordon Frost Organisation and Opera Australia. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Portland - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Tulsa - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Oklahoma - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Appleton, WI - Week of 4/13/2014
by BWW - Apr 13, 2014

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Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 4/13/2014
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Playhouse South Presents JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 5/2-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

Opening May 2, the revolutionary award-winning musical written by Tim Rice (lyrics) and Andrew Lloyd Webber (music) traces the final days of Jesus and illuminates the transcendent power of the human spirit. Jesus Christ Superstar follows Jesus' arrival in Jerusalem, the betrayal, Passion and crucifixion-and Jesus' relationships with Judas Iscariot and Mary Magdalene. The show features such legendary hits as I Don't Know How to Love Him and Jesus Christ Superstar. Suitable for ages 12+. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Detroit - Week of 4/13/2014
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Now Playing Onstage in Louisville - Week of 4/13/2014
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*N SYNC's JC Chasez Discusses New JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Arena Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 12, 2014

A first look at the talented cast of the new arena tour production of Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's Jesus Christ Superstar was presented last week and *N SYNC's JC Chasez opens up about his role of Pontius Pilate in a new interview now available. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- LES MISERABLES' Andy Mientus
by BWW Staff - Apr 11, 2014

Welcome to THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with your favorite Broadway stars. Want to know what hooked them to a career in the theater? Their dream roles? Their Broadway crushes? Read on! In this week's edition, we caught up with Andy Mientus, who is starring as 'Marius' in Les Miserables- currently playing at the Imperial Theatre. (more...)

Mary Poppins Flies to Westchester Broadway Theatre, 5/8-7/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

The WBT is celebrating 40 years of Broadway Musicals & Fine Dining! For this momentous occasion, Mary Poppins is flying onto our 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. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Musical Theatre Rocks! AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Cast Sings Coldplay, Maroon 5, Madonna & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2014

The hugely talented national tour cast of Green Day-penned Broadway rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT showed off their penchant for contemporary music with a spectacular rock showcase earlier this month and an extensive collection of clips from the performance are now available to view. (more...)

David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's Les Miserables, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)

David Rogers, Lee Siegel, Ma-Anne Dionisio & More to Star in Drayton Entertainment's LES MISERABLES
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

With excitement mounting for Drayton Entertainment's production of Boublil and Schonberg's LES MISERABLES, Artistic Director Alex Mustakas today revealed the cast and creative team that has been assembled for the epic musical. (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Concert Comes to the Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center, 4/25-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

Lincoln Park Performing Arts Center Professional Company brings a new experience to Center audiences with the award-winning rock musical, 'Jesus Christ Superstar in Concert.' Under the direction of Artistic Director Gavan Pamer, singers, dancers and musicians will present the Center's first ever in-concert production April 25-27 and May 2-4. (more...)

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