Jesus Christ Superstar

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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.

Tasmania's Mainstage Theatre Company to Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Mainstage Theatre Company announces principal cast for their new production of multi-award winning Broadway musical YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN, at Hobart's Peacock Theatre this October. (more...)

Martin Sola and Nicholas Urda to Star in CRT's OLIVES AND BLOOD, Running 10/2-12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will open their 2014-15 season with Olives and Blood at the Nafe Katter Theatre October 2nd - 12th. Written by Michael Bradford, this new play stars Martin Sola as Juan Luis Trescante Medina, the aging fascist who claims responsibility for the murder of poet-playwright Federico Garcia Lorca, played by Nicholas Urda. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look- CCCT Presents THE ADDAMS FAMILY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2014

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) opens its 55th season with the Bay Area premiere of The Addams Family, a new musical based on the delightfully macabre drawings by cartoonist Charles Addams. CCCT's production will be directed and choreographed by New York-based Alex Perez and music directed by Michael Wiles, with set design by Stewart Lyle, costume design by Lisa Danz, lighting design by Zoe Gopnik-McManus, and sound design by Michael Kelly. Check out production photos below! (more...)

DISENCHANTED! to Open Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Producers Don Frantz (Beauty and the Beast) and Jonathan Pollard (I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change) are thrilled to announce that the new musical comedy DISENCHANTED! will make its New York premiere in a limited 9-week engagement at Theatre at St. Clement's (423 West 46th St. at 9th Avenue) beginning previews on Wednesday, November 26, 2014. Opening night is set for Thursday, December 4, 2014. With book, music and lyrics by Dennis T. Giacino, DISENCHANTED! is directed by Fiely A. Matias and features musical staging by Matt West (Lestat). Tickets are available exclusively to Audience Rewards (www.audiencerewards.com) members beginning Thursday, September 11, 2014 and will go on sale to the general public on Thursday, September 18, 2014. (more...)

Blythe Gruda, Chris Crawford & More to Lead Actors' Playhouse's MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

Actors' Playhouse has announced full casting for the upcoming Florida premiere of Murder Ballad, the new musical by Julia Jordan and Juliana Nash that will play a limited four-week engagement at the Miracle Theatre from October 8 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Ben Forster Joins Cast of EVITA at Dominion Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

He shot to fame after winning the ITV show 'Superstar' which led him to front the UK arena tour of Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's rock musical - and now Ben Forster is back and joining forces with musical theatre's greatest partnership once again. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 12 - Love Me Forever
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 30, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 12- 'Love Me Forever.' (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 11 - Thirty Year Man
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 29, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 11- 'Thirty Year Man.' (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 10 - More Than America
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 28, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 10 (Disc 1)- 'More Than America.' (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 28, 2014. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 9 - Run Along Joe
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 27, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 9 (Disc 1)- 'Run Along Joe.' (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 8 - Fight the Fight
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 26, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 8 (Disc 1)- 'Fight the Fight.' (more...)

Sarah Ferro to Perform at The Duplex, 11/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Sarah Ferro returns to the New York cabaret scene with her new show Autumn in New York, featuring pianist Heather Hamilton. From Standards to Weimer to Folk, Sarah brings a colorful palette of songs from cherished songwriters such as Kander & Ebb, Sammy Cahn, Kurt Weill and Harry Chapin, during her favorite time of year. (more...)

Laura Benanti, Betty Buckley, Telly Leung and More Set for Feinstein's at the Nikko, Nov 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko is proud to announce the upcoming lineup for November 2014. Performers include Tony Award winning actress and singer Betty Buckley; Tony Award winner Laura Benanti; jazz legend Freddy Cole; acclaimed performance artist Jeffrey Johnson; star of stage and screen Telly Leung; Award-winning cabaret singer -- and Bay Area native -- Carly Ozard. Additional performers for November 2014 will be announced at a later date. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Linda Balgord of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Sep 26, 2014

Coming to the Durham Performing Arts Center from October 8th-19th is the brand new national touring production of the long-running hit, 'The Phantom of the Opera', featuring Broadway veteran Linda Balgord in the role of Madame Giry (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 7 - Marking Time
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 25, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 7 (Disc 1)- 'Marking Time.' (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 6 - You Got the Money
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 24, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 6 (Disc 1)- 'You Got the Money.' (more...)

Tony Vincent to Star in Pioneer Theatre's ROCKY HORROR SHOW Concert Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company has cast Tony Vincent in the lead role of Frank-N-Furter in its upcoming concert production of Richard O'Brien's The Rocky Horror Show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Married Composers Laura and Dan Curtis Discuss Upcoming Concert at Royal Albert Hall on Oct. 14
by Louisa Brady - Sep 24, 2014

The married, song-writing duo Laura and Dan Curtis has had an exciting past year of work, which isn't slowing down anytime soon. The couple has a concert coming up at the Royal Albert Hall on October 14th, which will feature the music from the popular album, LOVE ON 42ND STREET (For tickets, click here.) Laura and Dan took the time to chat with BroadwayWorld this weekend about their upcoming concert, the amazing work they've done over the past year, and their exciting plans for the future. Read the full interview below, and find access to several video links! (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 5 - Don'cha Like Hawaii
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 23, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 5 (Disc 1)- 'Don'ch Like Hawaii.' (more...)

Donnelly, Wakefield And More Back PARADISE LOST Kickstarter Campaign!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Memphis star Killian Donnelly has joined fellow West Enders Charlotte Wakefield and Matthew Wycliffe in backing an online crowd funding campaign to raise money to produce a studio album of a new British musical. (more...)

Chilina Kennedy Gives Birth to a Baby Boy!
by Alan Henry - Sep 23, 2014

BroadwayWorld wishes to congratulate Chilina Kennedy on the birth of her son, Henry Benjamin Kennedy James. Henry was born earlier today weighing in at 8lbs and 6 oz's. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Lakeshore Records' STAGE FRIGHT (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Is What It Is
by David Clarke - Sep 23, 2014

Fall is upon us. As the air grows crisper, stories of gory murderous rampage grab our attention. Whether you love it, hate it, or haven't seen it, Jerome Sable's STAGE FRIGHT has Halloween 2014 written all over it. Recently, the physical album of the film's original motion picture soundtrack was released, scratching the itches of musical horror fanatics' lust for theatrical bloodshed. (more...)

BWW Reviews: EVITA, Dominion Theatre, September 22 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 23, 2014

It seems odd to go to the Dominion Theatre and not see that giant golden statue of Freddie Mercury looking down on you. After this limited run of Evita, one wonders if they'll use the space to honour Madalena Alberto, who gives a simply astonishing performance as Eva Peron. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 4 - Another Language
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 22, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 4 (Disc 1)- 'Another Language.' (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 3 - Thirty Year Man
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 21, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 3 (Disc 1)- 'Thirty Year Man.' (more...)

Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri Headline Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal, 9/21
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2014

Continuing its 8 year reign as the most critically acclaimed, award-winning supper club of its kind in the greater Los Angeles area dedicated to presenting the best of Broadway Performers and Nightclub Artists in concert, Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal welcomes Broadway's David Burnham and Valerie Perri in their co-headlining concert debut of Together Again for the First Time, an evening of non-stop Broadway showstoppers with Musical Direction by Mark Vogel at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 2 - G Company Blues
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 20, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 2 (Disc 1)- 'G Company Blues.' (more...)

Pascal and Ellis Lead THE NIGHT OF ELECTRIC VOICES, Coliseum, Mar 1
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

On Sunday March 1, 2015, some stellar performers from London and New York, together with the soloists of the City of London Philharmonic and the West End Chorus, will present a sensational night of musical theatre. (more...)

Will Chilina Kennedy Be Broadway's Next 'Carole King'? Jessie Mueller to Lead BEAUTIFUL National Tour?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

According to the Toronto Star, Chilna Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut in 2012's Jesus Christ Superstar, will soon be filling Tony winner Jessie Mueller's shoes. The Toronto-based actress will reportedly join the Broadway production of BEAUTIFUL as 'Carole King' in early 2015, when current star Mueller leaves to lead the national tour. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 1 - Overture
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 19, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll be bringing you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 1 (Disc 1)- 'Overture.' (more...)

THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED! Set for Union County Performing Arts Center, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, presents the World Premiere of the National Touring Concert Attraction, THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED!, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 PM, a Gala Benefit evening celebrating the performing arts center's 86th Anniversary. (more...)

SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to announce that the world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon will let YOU choose the killer! With three different alternate endings, this is the first theatre production that asks you to TURN ON YOUR PHONES during the show to vote! (more...)

Jessie Mueller Will Not Hit the Road with BEAUTIFUL National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Earlier this monthEarlier this month, the Toronto Star reported that Chilina Kennedy, who made her Broadway debut in 2012's Jesus Christ Superstar, would soon join the Broadway production of BEAUTIFUL as 'Carole King' in early 2015, when current star Mueller leaves to lead the national tour. BroadwayWorld has just learned from a show representative however, that the Tony winner will not hit the road with the touring cast. Casting is currently underway. (more...)

KRITZERLAND AT 50 Celebration Set for Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents KRITZERLAND AT FIFTY on Sunday, October 5, 2014 at 7 p.m. (more...)

ArtsCentric to Present JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 10/17-11/2
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

Maryland-based theater production company, ArtsCentric, will revive the iconic 1970s rock opera "Jesus Christ Superstar" this October in a newly designed theater space located in The Best Western Plus Hotel & Conference Center (location of the former Toby's Dinner Theater of Baltimore - 5625 O'Donnell St. Baltimore, MD 21224). (more...)

Judy Norton, Lynn Lowery and Jessica Snow-Wilson to Star in 'I HEAR VOICES' Benefit at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

I HEAR VOICES: SONGS FOR PSYCHOSIS, a benefit concert with proceeds going to Medicinal Missions, produced by Kevin Field and Adam Kern with music direction by Kevin Field and Bryan Blaskie, is set for Tuesday, September 30, 2014 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Aaron Lazar, Liana Hunt, Alison Luff & More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE at Joe's Pub, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The performance will take place on Sunday, October 5th, at Joe's Pub (at the acclaimed Public Theater); 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY. The show begins at 9:00 pm, and there will be a party with the cast after the show in the Public Theater's Bar and Restaurant "The Library". This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting. (more...)

Scoop: THE GOLDBERGS on ABC - Wednesday, October 1, 2014
by - Sep 15, 2014

Get all the scoop on THE GOLDBERGS, airing on ABC on Wednesday, October 1, 2014! (more...)

Teal Wicks and Aaron Ramey to Lead Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Goodspeed Musicals marks thirty years of fresh, innovative, and original new musicals at its Norma Terris Theatre with a riveting production of The Circus in Winter. This new work will run from October 23 through November 16 at The Norma Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEEHIVE Delights Crowd
by Marietta Lunceford - Sep 12, 2014

After two weeks stuck in the house with a bad back, it was time to venture out and see a play. BEEHIVE at the Virginia Samford Theatre was exactly the prescription I needed. High energy and fast paced, it made me forget about my troubles for awhile and focus on the great music of the 60's. From the beautiful giant jukebox set, to the talented musicians who make up the band, every aspect of this presentation is spot on. The show really has no story line and although I am a believer in plays having a message and teaching us a lesson, there are those times you just want to be entertained by the music and smile with the cast. This offering makes you smile from start to finish and although I am in no shape to dance, makes you want to tap your toes and sing along, something the older ladies beside me certainly did a few times. The first act began on this particular night with Tony Award winner Louise Beard crossing the stage with a giant dime to feed into the jukebox and begin the show. That first act is comprised of songs from 1960- 1962 and is loosely held together by the ladies telling tales of when they were preteens, daydreaming of boyfriends and being BFF's to the singers they idolize. But the major focus is always the music. Act Two starts off strong with, in my opinion, the best number of the night. Alexis Marcus, far and away the youngest cast member, sings a sultry rendition of "The Beat Goes On", the old Sonny and Cher song. During the song she tells the history of 1963 and beyond, discussing the assassination of President Kennedy, the Civil Rights movement and the start of the war in Vietnam. Her sexy delivery of the song, juxtaposed with her wide eyed innocent view of some of our countries toughest times, makes for a thought provoking and beautiful presentation. I would have paid the ticket price and gotten out of the house again on a rainy night just to see that one performance. The rest of the second act continues on a tiny bit more serious note than the first due to the times it portrayed, although it is still focused on the music of the time. My second favorite number of the night is sung by Joycelyn Whatley, a real life music teacher, who is one of the most amazing singers I have ever heard. She sings many memorable songs during the evening including some Aretha Franklin that was superb, but "Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow" stuck with me the most. Carl Dean, who I know best as a talented choreographer, serves as director and choreographer for BEEHIVE. Although he has done some brilliant work as a director (last year's Jesus Christ Superstar at VST in particular) this current job seems like it should have been easy with so much talent singing and dancing on that stage. Kudos to him and everyone else who handles the technical side of the night. With so many different cues and so much background singing from offstage it could have been a technical mess. Instead, at least from the audience's perspective, it happens flawlessly. After an extra long curtain call (I guess 7 divas need their applause) I hobbled back to my car, still sore but with a little more spring in my step. If you need a little fun in your life and a super entertaining night out, I highly recommend BEEHIVE, showing now through September 28 at Virginia Samford Theatre. (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

Courtney Reed and More ALADDIN Cast Members Set for Broadway Sessions, 9/04
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2014

Broadway Sessions returns with cast of ALADDIN on September 4, 2014. Broadway Sessions takes place every Thursday evening at The Laurie Beechman Theater inside The West Bank Cafe located at 407 west 42nd street (corner of 42nd street and 9th avenue). 212-695-6909. Doors open at 10pm for open mic. Showtime at 11. $5 drink specials all night. $5 cover includes a donation to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights Aids. (more...)

AUDIO Exclusive: FROM HERE TO ETERNITY Hits Movie Theatres This October! Musical Countdown, Day 13 - I Love the Army
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 1, 2014

Omniverse Vision just released of the original cast recording of Stuart Brayson and Tim Rice's epic new musical FROM HERE TO ETERNITY. The live double album is now available on iTunes and Amazon, serving as a prelude to the premiere US screenings of the film version in theaters around the country on Thursday, October 2; Sunday, October 5; and Tuesday, October 7. BroadwayWorld is counting down the days until the musical's big screen debut, and to celebrate the upcoming release, we'll continue to bring you daily song previews from the album. Today, check out Track 13- 'I Love the Army.' (more...)

Chris Van Cleave and Friends to Play Fallon House Theatre, 10/13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

Chris Van Cleave and friends from the cast of Sierra Rep's Mark Twain's A Murder, A Mystery and A Marriage will present an evening of acoustic music at the Fallon House Theatre on Monday, October 13 at 7 p.m. Van Cleave returns to the Sonora, Columbia area after visiting his grandmother here in 1973. He will premier a new song inspired by that memory at his concert, which will also feature eclectic styles of music, from light rock to country to folk. Tickets are $15 for adults, $7.50 for children and are available for purchase online at www.sierrarep.org or by calling the Sierra Repertory Theatre Box Office at 209-532-3120. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Breaking News: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Will Arrive at the Broadway Theatre This Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

As BroadwayWorld first reported, the new Broadway musical DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015 at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). This sweeping musical romance, which revolves around five intertwined lovers set against a panoramic portrait of a nation in upheaval, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will be produced on Broadway by Anita Waxman, Tom Dokton, Latitude Link, Ted Hartley/RKO Stage and Chunsoo Shin, with Joe Corcoran, J. Todd Harris, The Pelican Group and John Frost. Junkyard Dog Productions is the executive producer of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO. Casting to be announced soon. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: Sir Tim Rice's Whole New World Of Lyrics
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 1, 2014

Today we are celebrating the lyricist and producer of this week's hotly anticipated Fathom Event, FROM HERE TO ETERNITY, with multi-award winner Sir Tim Rice! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for September 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: Elena Shaddow, Aspects of Andrew: Lloyd Webber, Broadway on 22nd Street, Molly Ryan 'Come Up and See Me Sometime' a Cheeky Tribute to Mae West, and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

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