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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.


2015 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Winners Announced - Adam Minton, Morgan Dietkus and More!2015 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Winners Announced - Adam Minton, Morgan Dietkus and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 8, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Seattle winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards Winners Announced - ROCK OF AGES Big Winner!2015 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards Winners Announced - ROCK OF AGES Big Winner!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 8, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Charlotte winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  PFP Heats Things Up with BOYS IN BRIEFSBWW Reviews: PFP Heats Things Up with BOYS IN BRIEFS
by Misha Davenport - Jan 29, 2016

Pride Films and Plays heats up the Uptown Underground with BOYS IN BRIEFS: AT THE BEACH! (more...)

ONCE IN A LIFETIME Set for Northern Kentucky UniversityONCE IN A LIFETIME Set for Northern Kentucky University
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Northern Kentucky University | School of the Arts | Program of Theatre and Dance presents Kaufman and Hart's ONCE IN A LIFETIME February 18 - 28, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: As Dynamic As Ever, BEN VEREEN Again Lights Up Feinstein's/54 Below With Unabashed OptimismBWW Review: As Dynamic As Ever, BEN VEREEN Again Lights Up Feinstein's/54 Below With Unabashed Optimism
by Alix Cohen - Jan 27, 2016

Attending a Ben Vereen show these days is like worshipping at the altar of Happy. As he displayed once again on Monday's opening night of his latest run at Feinstein's/ 54 Below, the veteran entertainer exudes palpable pleasure at being on stage while repeatedly expressing gratitude to his audience. Performance is deeply sincere. Vereen seems possessed by spirit. When not singing, eyes often closed, his body echoes the sinuous (Bob Fosse) movement that helped established his early reputation. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Legendary Ben Vereen, Back at 54 BelowBWW Interview: The Legendary Ben Vereen, Back at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 27, 2016

Vereen talks about his arts advocacy, the Oscars controversy, 'Hamilton' and more. (more...)

Rodney Hicks Joins UNCIVIL Concert Presentation Cast at Feinstein's/54 BelowRodney Hicks Joins UNCIVIL Concert Presentation Cast at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Rodney Hicks will star as General Robert E. Lee alongside Tony Nominee J. Robert Spencer, Mitchell Jarvis, Wayne Duvall, Michael Abbott Jr., Ian Lowe and Brian Charles Rooney in the upcoming Feinstein's/54 Below concert presentation of the new hit musical, Uncivil, Feb 2nd at 9:30pm. (more...)

Review Zusammenfassung: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR kommt nach BaselReview Zusammenfassung: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR kommt nach Basel
by Iris Moebius - Jan 26, 2016

Die oft aufgeführte Rockoper ist nun am Theater Basel mit Alexander Klaws, Patrick Stanke und Andrea Sanchez del Solar in den Hauptrollen zu erleben. Regie fuhrt Tom Ryser, der dem Basler Publikum bereits bestens durch seine Musical-Inszenierungen bekannt ist. Musiziert wird in der originalen Bandbesetzung der legendären Aufnahme von 1970. Vorstellungen laufen vorerst noch bis Mitte Juni. Die Premiere fand am vergangen Samstag statt, und wir haben hier einen Überblick über die Pressestimmen: (more...)

Fotos! Große Klänge, schlichte Inszenierung: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in BaselFotos! Große Klänge, schlichte Inszenierung: JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Basel
by Iris Moebius - Jan 26, 2016

Seit vergangenem Samstag läuft am Theater Basel die Rockoper Jesus Christ Superstar unter der Regie von Tom Ryser. Aus der Feder von Andrew Lloyd Webber und Tim Rice schlägt das Musikalbum 1970 ein wie eine Bombe. Die LP der Rock-Oper von trifft haargenau den Nerv der Zeit. Erzählt werden die letzten sieben Tage Jesu aus der Sicht von Judas. Webber und Rice zeichnen Judas aber nicht nur als den Verräter, sondern als einen Anhänger und vor allem Freund Jesu, der mit seiner zunehmenden Desillusionierung zu kämpfen hat und beobachten muss, wie ihnen ihr gemeinsamer Traum zunehmend aus den Händen gleitet. In den Hauptrollen stehen Alexander Klaws (Jesus), Patrick Stanke (Judas) und Andrea Sanchez del Solar (Mary Magdalene) auf der Bühne. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 25-31, Featuring Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 24, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras 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: Brian Gallagher & Friends; Ben Vereen at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: An Americain Boy by Amanda Green & Richard Thomas; Elizabeth A. Davis at 54 Below; and Linda Lavin in 'My First Farewell Concert.' (more...)

FUN HOME, AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More Lead Theatre Under The Stars' 2016-17 Season- Full List AnnouncedFUN HOME, AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More Lead Theatre Under The Stars' 2016-17 Season- Full List Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is pleased to announce an exciting upcoming 2016/17 mainstage season, presented in Sarofim Hall at downtown's Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. TUTS continues a long tradition of bringing the best of musical theatre to the Houston stage, with touring productions of the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Musical, FUN HOME, and the 2015 Tony Award winner for Best Choreography, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, along with a collection of classic favorites. (more...)

George Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway RoundtableGeorge Takei, Danielle Brooks, Jessica Hecht & More Set for Theatre Forward's Annual Broadway Roundtable
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Theatre Forward and UBS will host the 13th Annual Broadway Roundtable on Friday, January 29th at UBS (1285 Avenue of the Americas) from 12:00pm - 2:00pm. (more...)

Photo: First Look at Ben Forster as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAPhoto: First Look at Ben Forster as 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Ben Forster will play the role of 'The Phantom' in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA from Monday 1 February 2016. Ben is probably best known for winning the ITV1 show, 'Superstar' - Andrew Lloyd Webber's TV talent search for 'Jesus' in "Jesus Christ Superstar". His other theatre credits include 'Magaldi' in "Evita" at the Dominion Theatre. Ben joins "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA" following his appearance as 'Buddy' in "Elf The Musical" also at the Dominion Theatre. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowBen Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Next week Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond, including Ben Vereen, Elizabeth A. Davis and more! (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...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE: Molly Breen and Jessica TheissTHE FRIDAY FIVE: Molly Breen and Jessica Theiss
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2016

Today, our Friday Five spotlight is focused on Molly Breen and Jessica Theiss who last night celebrated, along with the rest of their cast and crew, opening night of White Orchard Theatre's Feels Colder Than Love, conceived by – and directed by and designed by, with video production overseen by – Irina Sundukova, playing the Black Box Theatre at Ensworth High School, in Nashville, through January 29. (more...)

GUYS AND DOLLS Confirmed to Transfer to the Phoenix Theatre!GUYS AND DOLLS Confirmed to Transfer to the Phoenix Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Following critical acclaim at the Savoy Theatre, the Chichester Festival Theatre revival of Guys and Dolls will transfer to the Phoenix Theatre whilst simultaneously touring the UK from March 2016. T (more...)

SISSYBOY to Open 2/12 at NoHo Arts CenterSISSYBOY to Open 2/12 at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The multi award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) is thrilled to present a world premiere play, SissyBoy, written and performed by James Mellon and directed by Kevin Bailey. SissyBoy will begin previews on Friday, February 5 at 8pm; will open on Friday, February 12 at 8pm and run for eleven performances through Sunday, March 6, 2016 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim Blvd.) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Young People's Theatre Workshop to Host 'Come Home to YPTW' Concert, 2/3Young People's Theatre Workshop to Host 'Come Home to YPTW' Concert, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

Young People's Theatre Workshop (YPTW) will host Come Home to YPTW, a concert featuring alumni star performers on Wednesday, Feb. 3, at 7:30 p.m.  at The Players Club of Swarthmore, 614 Fairview Ave., Swarthmore. Tickets are $25 in advance; $30 at the door.  Download a ticket order form at www.yptw.org   The purpose of the concert is to raise funds for YPTW's spring production of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, a technically expensive production that requires a "flying" car.  All funds raised from the concert will be used to support the production. (more...)

Tickets on Sale 1/22 for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the OrpheumTickets on Sale 1/22 for JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT at the Orpheum
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today that tickets for the national tour of JOSEPH AND THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, directed and choreographed by Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler will go on sale at 10 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 22, 2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 17, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 17, 2016
by - Jan 17, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17BWW Interview: AMERICAN IDOL & THE VOICE Alum FRENCHIE DAVIS At The Copa 1/16-17
by David Green - Jan 15, 2016

Singer/Actress Frenchie Davis brings her brash wit and iconic vocal style to The Copa in Palm Springs for two intimate performances, January 16 and 17 at 8:00 pm. Davis auditioned for the second season of the groundbreaking FOX show "American Idol" and her tremendous success on the show launched a career that has taken her to Broadway (Rent, Dreamgirls and eventually becoming a Grammy-nominated artist for the revival of Ain't Misbehavin') and, perhaps, her highest profile gig as one of the top four finalists in the first season of The Voice. Her cover of 'When Love Takes Over' landed at #3 on the iTunes Dance Chart. I had the chance to chat with French as she was preparing for her Palm Springs engagement. Here are a few excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

Refuge Theatre Project to Open Second Season with HIGH FIDELITYRefuge Theatre Project to Open Second Season with HIGH FIDELITY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Refuge Theatre Project's second season will open on January 29, 2016 with High Fidelity - the musical based on Nick Hornby's 1995 novel and on Stephen Frears' 2000 feature-film adaptation that starred Chicago natives John Cusack, Joan Cusack and Lili Taylor. (more...)

New Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This WinterNew Musical 'SHAKE LOOSE' to Premiere at MetroStage This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin is pleased to announce that the world premiere of a new musical SHAKE LOOSE: An Evening of Moods Blues & Icons, featuring the music and lyrics of Thomas W. Jones, William Hubbard and William Knowles will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 28, 2016. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, William Knowles will music direct and conduct and William Hubbard will co- music direct.  (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards Winners Announced - Dani de Waal, Adam Garst and More!2015 BroadwayWorld New Orleans Awards Winners Announced - Dani de Waal, Adam Garst and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 New Orleans winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Ben Platt, Dan DeLuca, Lucie Arnaz and More!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Ben Platt, Dan DeLuca, Lucie Arnaz and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Washington, DC winners! Highlights include Ben Platt winning 'Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical' for DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Dan DeLuca as 'Best Actor in a Leading Role in a National Tour Production', and Lucie Arnaz for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a National Tour.'  Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

AMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast AnnouncedAMERICAN PSYCHO to Begin Broadway Performances 3/24; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- will begin performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Robin de Jesus Performs 'Feminism Medley' at #TBTLIVESTAGE TUBE: Robin de Jesus Performs 'Feminism Medley' at #TBTLIVE
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2016

On Thursday, January 7th a cast of Broadway favorites once again brought the popular Instagram/Twitter trend of #tbt to the stage of 54 Below with #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert. During the big night, Broadway favorite Robin de Jesus performed a 'Feminist Medley,' which was arranged by Tim Rosser. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Previews: BROADWAY AND BASEBALL at Nyack High SchoolBWW Previews: BROADWAY AND BASEBALL at Nyack High School
by Peter Danish - Jan 13, 2016

Nyack Valley Cottage Little League is pleased to present two unique musical concerts from the award-winning Producer, Composer, and Nyack resident Neil Berg. BROADWAY AND BASEBALL FOR KIDS: THE CONCERT will play at 1:00pm on Saturday, January 16, 2016 and PIANO MEN: A TRIBUTE TO ELTON JOHN AND BILLY JOEL will play at 7:00pm ?on Saturday, January 16, 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Winners Announced - Laura Osnes, Kelly Briggs, David Van Pelt and More!2015 BroadwayWorld New Jersey Awards Winners Announced - Laura Osnes, Kelly Briggs, David Van Pelt and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 New Jersey Awards winners. Highlights include Kelly Briggs who won 'Best Cabaret or Musical Performance', Laura Osnes who won 'Best Actress', David Van Pelt as 'Best Actor' and more!  Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Amanda Green and Leigh Silverman About AN AMERICAIN BOYBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Amanda Green and Leigh Silverman About AN AMERICAIN BOY
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Jan 12, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series presented by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL Star Chilina Kennedy Unveils 'Prisoner' Music VideoVIDEO: BEAUTIFUL Star Chilina Kennedy Unveils 'Prisoner' Music Video
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Current star of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Chilina Kennedy recently released her first solo folk-pop album, WHAT YOU FIND IN A BOTTLE. The singer just unveiled her music video for the single 'Prisoner,' featuring choreography by Marc Kimelman, danced by Mary Antonini, Jaz Sealey and Sam Cahn. Check it out below! (more...)

Ben Vereen Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthBen Vereen Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

? The legendary Ben Vereen, who recently co-starred with Richard Gere in the film TIME OUT OF MIND, will return to Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, Cellar, New York, NY 10019) with his acclaimed one man show, STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN, January 25 through 30. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards Winners Announced - Carver Duncan, Logan James Hall and More!2015 BroadwayWorld Central PA Awards Winners Announced - Carver Duncan, Logan James Hall and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 12, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Central PA winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte, and Scott Coulter celebrate the incredible songbook of a legendary Broadway composer and lyricist in Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on February 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016BWW's On This Day - January 11, 2016
by - Jan 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Evelyn Hoskins, Tyrone Huntley & Jodie Steele Set for WEST END SWITCHED OFF Concert SeriesEvelyn Hoskins, Tyrone Huntley & Jodie Steele Set for WEST END SWITCHED OFF Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

The trio of leading stars announced for the third in the intimate West End Switched Off concert series are Evelyn Hoskins (Sound of Music Live, Carrie, Spring Awakening), Tyrone Huntley (Memphis, The Book of Mormon, Sister Act), and Jodie Steele (Jesus Christ Superstar, Fame). (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Reunion, Rockapella & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekFOOTLOOSE Reunion, Rockapella & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

This week at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/11/2016 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/11/2016 - THE SECRET GARDEN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 11, 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: THE SECRET GARDEN, starring Rebecca Luker and Gabriella Pizzolo, plays in concert tonight and more! (more...)

Full Cast Announced for THE TRUTH at Menier Chocolate FactoryFull Cast Announced for THE TRUTH at Menier Chocolate Factory
by marianka swain - Feb 9, 2016

The latest play from French sensation Florian Zeller, who has already enjoyed a pair of London hits with THE FATHER and THE MOTHER, premieres at Menier Chocolate Factory next month, and the theatre today announces the full UK cast. THE TRUTH is about two couples - their friendship, suspicion and deceit. (more...)

Omaha Community Playhouse Welcomes New Artistic DirectorOmaha Community Playhouse Welcomes New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

The Omaha Community Playhouse (OCP) is pleased to announce that Kimberly Faith Hickman has accepted the position of artistic director of the Playhouse. Hickman will begin at OCP full time on June 1, 2016 and is filling the position upon the dismissal of OCP's most recent Artistic Director Hilary Adams. Susan Baer Collins, former OCP associate artistic director, has been acting as interim artistic director since last December and she will work with Hickman in the transition. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Tor Hyams and Lisa Rothauser Preview 'The Songs of Tor and Lisa'BWW Interview: Tor Hyams and Lisa Rothauser Preview 'The Songs of Tor and Lisa'
by Nora Dominick - Feb 5, 2016

'The Songs of Tor and Lisa' is about to hit the Feinstein's/54 Below stage on February 8, 2016, but before that BroadwayWorld sat down with Grammy-nominated songwriter? Tor Hyams and veteran Broadway performer Lisa Rothauser to chat about their upcoming concert.  (more...)

Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!Stage Great Ben Vereen Joins the Cast of Fox's ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Fox's THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW has found its Dr. Everett Scott. (more...)

Broadway's Josh Young to Headline Media Theatre's Annual GalaBroadway's Josh Young to Headline Media Theatre's Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

You ready to put up your dukes? It's time to 'Fight For The Arts' at The Media Theatre's Annual Gala, the biggest fundraiser of the year for Media Music Theatre Company (MMTC). This year's gala features three exciting choreographed boxing matches and Delaware County's own Tony nominated Broadway star Josh Young as the Main Event. (more...)

Oakland School for the Arts Will Stage Amateur Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCKOakland School for the Arts Will Stage Amateur Premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

Oakland School for the Arts in Oakland, California will present the world premiere amateur youth production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest Broadway smash hit, School of Rock - The Musical, as the hit musical continues its professional Broadway run at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) in New York City.  In an unprecedented move, Lloyd Webber teamed up with R&H Theatricals prior to the show's Broadway opening on November 6, 2015 to make youth performance rights available to schools and youth theatres across the U.S. and Canada. In an exciting move, producer (and Oakland School of the Arts supporter) Carole Shorenstein Hays has invited OSA to present their musical on the historic stage of the Curran (where The Phantom of the Opera played for five record-breaking years) March 3 - 12, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Stage Management Symposium Sets 2016 ReturnBroadway Stage Management Symposium Sets 2016 Return
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is back!  After last year's successful inaugural program, Broadway's best stage managers gather together again for this immersive program.  The Symposium goes far beyond the classroom, offering two full days of practical insights, instruction and career advice from the most experienced and highly-regarded Stage Management professionals on Broadway.  This unique and invaluable program is the largest gathering of Broadway's stage managers for the purpose of teaching the art, craft and skills needed to forge a successful career. (more...)

Broadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND IBroadway, Chicago Stars Round Out Principal Cast of Lyric Opera's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today casting for the remaining principal roles in its grand-scale production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's The King and I, featuring Broadway stars Kate Baldwin and Paolo Montalban as Anna Leonowens and the King of Siam. Additional Broadway artists Ali Ewoldt (Tuptim), Alan Ariano (The Kralahome) and Rona Figueroa (Lady Thiang) join the cast, along with Sam Simahk (Lun Tha) and Chicagoland artists Charlie Babbo (Louis Leonowens), Jomar Ferreras (Interpreter), John Lister (Captain Orton), David Parkes (Sir Edward Ramsay), Peter Sipla (Phra Alack) and Matthew Uzarraga (Prince Chulalongkorn). All but Lister make their Lyric debuts with The King and I. (more...)

THE RECKONING, PECORA FOR THE PUBLIC to Play Cornish Playhouse Alhadeff StudioTHE RECKONING, PECORA FOR THE PUBLIC to Play Cornish Playhouse Alhadeff Studio
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

The Repertory Collective confront the Banksters of Wall Street in the world premiere one-man play The Reckoning, Pecora For The Public written by Neil Thomas Proto, directed by Arne Zaslove and starring Bob DeDea. (more...)

Jessica Phillips to Return to Law & Order SVU as 'Pippa Cox'Jessica Phillips to Return to Law & Order SVU as 'Pippa Cox'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Just in. Jessica Phillips will return to Law & Order: SVU next Wednesday night, February 17, at 9pm in her recurring role as ADA Pippa Cox. On the episode, an undercover sting leads to the takedown of an online pedophile ring and the arrest of two high-profile suspects. (more...)

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