Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!Mercedes Ruehl to Star in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP at The Old Globe; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run September 26 through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Little Boxes Theatre Presents SPAGHETTI MONOLOGUESLittle Boxes Theatre Presents SPAGHETTI MONOLOGUES
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

No, this IS NOT Vagina Monologues in spaghetti! Albeit, the lead performers own vaginas. No, this show is something . . . else, of the like you've never witnessed in your adult life. This, my friends, is an unbalanced meal of ridiculous proportions. Join us on a Tuesday evening to enjoy the finger-licking courses we have in store. (more...)

Kathleen Turner, Deborah Cox to Star in New Off-Broadway Play This FallKathleen Turner, Deborah Cox to Star in New Off-Broadway Play This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2015

Academy Award Nominee &  Golden Globe Winner Kathleen Turner and Grammy Award Nominee Deborah Cox have signed on to join the cast of the world premiere Off Broadway production WOULD YOU STILL LOVE ME IF (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP, Beginning Tonight at The Old GlobeMercedes Ruehl Stars in Hampton & Wilson's FULL GALLOP, Beginning Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP will run tonight, September 26, through October 25, 2015, with opening night on Thursday, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

New Original Drama Series GREENLEAF Coming to OWN in 2016; Oprah to GuestNew Original Drama Series GREENLEAF Coming to OWN in 2016; Oprah to Guest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The new original drama series “Greenleaf” from award-winning writer/producer Craig Wright (“Lost,” “Six Feet Under”) takes viewers into the unscrupulous world of the Greenleaf family and their sprawling Memphis megachurch, where scandalous secrets and lies are as numerous as the faithful. (more...)

CHF Announces FOUR WOMEN CastCHF Announces FOUR WOMEN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents Four Women: Josephine, Eartha, Nina, and Tina, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, Monday, Nov. 2 as part of the 26th Fall Festival: Citizens, Oct. 24-Nov. 8. (more...)

EBT & MAC to Present MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIASEBT & MAC to Present MOONLIGHT AND MAGNOLIAS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Eastbound Theatre, a division of the Milford Arts Council, is excited to present the first show of its 22nd season, the hilarious comedy, Moonlight and Magnolias, by Ron Hutchinson, directed by Richard Mancini.  (more...)

BWW Review: VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Inspirits at Jericho Beach ParkBWW Review: VANCOUVER FOLK MUSIC FESTIVAL Inspirits at Jericho Beach Park
by Matt Hanson - Sep 15, 2015

Folk people are the People's People. Folk signify kith, kin, family, ancestry, and flesh and blood. (more...)

Audra McDonald Will Take 3 Months Away from SHUFFLE ALONG in Summer 2016Audra McDonald Will Take 3 Months Away from SHUFFLE ALONG in Summer 2016
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that six-time Tony Award winner Audra McDonald, who will star next spring in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, will take a break from the show next summer. An official show rep commented: 'Due to a pre-existing commitment, Audra McDonald will not appear in Shuffle Along from Tuesday, June 21 to Sunday, September 25, 2016.  Miss McDonald will return to Shuffle Along beginning Tuesday, September 27 and is currently contracted to stay with the production through  Sunday, June 11, 2017.' (more...)

Damon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for 'AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS' at Schimmel Center This FallDamon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for 'AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS' at Schimmel Center This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2015

On Friday, October 9, noted orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook to the Schimmel Center at Pace University, in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Johnny Mercer. In his seventh concert at Pace, Fred Barton now brings the power of Mercer's music and lyrics front and center, with a 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 16 Broadway singers and dancers, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. The cast is headlined by Damon Kirsch, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, two time Tony nominee Vivian Reed, Nick Spangler, Tony Nominee Lauren Worsham, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. The cast also features Jesse Luttrell, Sean McGibbon and Molly Pope. (more...)

Adrienne Warren, Amber Iman, Felicia Boswell & More Join Starry Cast of Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG; Full Company Announced!Adrienne Warren, Amber Iman, Felicia Boswell & More Join Starry Cast of Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG; Full Company Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2015

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Saturday, September 12 for SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, the striking new production that presents both the landmark 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work.  (more...)

Holly Penfield to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/15Holly Penfield to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, 10/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Following a sold-out engagement at London's Hippodrome, San Francisco native Holly Penfield makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with her acclaimed show, HOLLY PENFIELD SINGS JUDY GARLAND on Thursday, October 15 at 8 p.m.  Penfield will present the songs of the legendary Judy Garland in her own inimitable style. (more...)

Damon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for 'AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS' at Schimmel Center TonightDamon Kirsche, Lee Roy Reams, Vivian Reed and More Slated for 'AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS' at Schimmel Center Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Tonight, October 9, noted orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook to the Schimmel Center at Pace University, in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Johnny Mercer. In his seventh concert at Pace, Fred Barton now brings the power of Mercer's music and lyrics front and center, with a 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 16 Broadway singers and dancers, with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson. The cast is headlined by Damon Kirsch, Tony nominee Lee Roy Reams, two time Tony nominee Vivian Reed, Nick Spangler, Tony Nominee Lauren Worsham, and Tony Award winner Karen Ziemba. The cast also features Jesse Luttrell, Sean McGibbon and Molly Pope. (more...)

FULL GALLOP, Starring Mercedes Ruehl, Extends at The Old GlobeFULL GALLOP, Starring Mercedes Ruehl, Extends at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings "The Empress of Fashion" back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell. Both critics and audiences are loving it, and FULL GALLOP will now add a limited week of additional performances, extending through Sunday, November 1, 2015, in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration at The Town HallElaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration at The Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. Starring Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole, Marilyn Maye, Vivian Reed, Little Annie, Gay Marshall, Molly Pope, Amber Martin, Aaron Weinstein and Meow Meow, the concert will take place on Saturday, December 19, 2015 at 8:00 PM at The Town Hall(123 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Chicago Humanities Festival Kicks Off 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS, TodayChicago Humanities Festival Kicks Off 26th Fall Season, CITIZENS, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2015

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) launches its 26th Fall Festival, featuring 130 events which will explore the theme of 'Citizens', today, Oct. 24, through Nov. 8, 2015 at venues across Chicago. (more...)

Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver and More Set for Free 3-Day Interdisciplinary Live Art Event, 10/23-25Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver and More Set for Free 3-Day Interdisciplinary Live Art Event, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Abrons Arts Center and UK's Live Art Development Agency (LADA) in collaboration with Chelsea Theatre present Just Like a Woman, (October 23-25), a three day program of performances, installations, cabarets, screenings, panels and book launches that examine the performance of identity - the ways femininity can be 'performed' and how representations of gender can be queered through performance. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter as Middle School Sax PlayerPHOTO FLASHBACK: KINKY BOOTS' Billy Porter as Middle School Sax Player
by Michael Dale - Oct 22, 2015

Add another threat to the Tony-winning star's list of talents. (more...)

Harlem Chamber Players & ChamberMusicNY Receive GrantHarlem Chamber Players & ChamberMusicNY Receive Grant
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Harlem Chamber Players and ChamberMusicNY are pleased to announce that the New York State Council on the Arts has awarded a grant for the commissioning of composer Jeffrey Scott's A Hug For Harlem. (more...)

COLIN QUINN THE NEW YORK STORY Returns to Cherry Lane TonightCOLIN QUINN THE NEW YORK STORY Returns to Cherry Lane Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Due to great reviews and a sold-out run, Colin Quinn The New York Story the new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book THE COLORING BOOK (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld returns The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning tonight, October 20th. (more...)

Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver and More Set for Free 3-Day Interdisciplinary Live Art Event, 10/23-25Peggy Shaw & Lois Weaver and More Set for Free 3-Day Interdisciplinary Live Art Event, 10/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Abrons Arts Center and UK's Live Art Development Agency (LADA) in collaboration with Chelsea Theatre present Just Like a Woman, (October 23-25), a three day program of performances, installations, cabarets, screenings, panels and book launches that examine the performance of identity - the ways femininity can be 'performed' and how representations of gender can be queered through performance. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT Announces National Tour Following West End Run, March 19; Amelia Lily to Reprise RoleAMERICAN IDIOT Announces National Tour Following West End Run, March 19; Amelia Lily to Reprise Role
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

Green Day's explosive, Tony Award® winning Broadway musical American Idiot, will now embark on a national tour from 19 March 2016, following on from its hugely successful and critically acclaimed West End run, which is currently running at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square until 22 November 2015. (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Nabs Five AUDELCO Award NominationsMIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Nabs Five AUDELCO Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the musical celebration of the life of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco' Sylvester, has been nominated for five AUDELCO Awards, including Outstanding Musical Production of the Year. (more...)

Holly Penfield to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, TodayHolly Penfield to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Following a sold-out engagement at London's Hippodrome, San Francisco native Holly Penfield makes her Feinstein's at the Nikko debut with her acclaimed show, HOLLY PENFIELD SINGS JUDY GARLAND today, October 15 at 8 p.m.  Penfield will present the songs of the legendary Judy Garland in her own inimitable style. (more...)

COLIN QUINN THE NEW YORK STORY Returns to Cherry Lane This MonthCOLIN QUINN THE NEW YORK STORY Returns to Cherry Lane This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2015

Due to great reviews and a sold-out run, Colin Quinn The New York Story the new comedy written by and starring Colin Quinn, based on his book THE COLORING BOOK (Grand Central Publishing) and directed by Jerry Seinfeld returns The Cherry Lane Theatre, (38 Commerce Street) beginning next Tuesday, October 20th. (more...)

Mercedes Ruehl Stars in FULL GALLOP, Opening Tonight at The Old GlobeMercedes Ruehl Stars in FULL GALLOP, Opening Tonight at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

Long before the devil wore Prada -- 20 years ago, in fact -- the story of the irrepressible Diana Vreeland first commanded the stage of the Globe in a world premiere in 1995. Oscar and Tony Award winner Mercedes Ruehl (The Fisher King, Lost in Yonkers) now brings 'The Empress of Fashion' back in FULL GALLOP. Written by Mark Hampton and Mary Louise Wilson and directed by Andrew Russell, FULL GALLOP runs now through October 25, 2015, with opening night tonight, October 1 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. (more...)

UK's AMERICAN IDIOT Announces 'Rock-A-Long' Performance, Nov. 12UK's AMERICAN IDIOT Announces 'Rock-A-Long' Performance, Nov. 12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2015

In celebration of the hugely successful and critically acclaimed London run of Green Day's explosive, Tony Award® winning Broadway musical American Idiot, which must end on 22 November 2015 at the Arts Theatre, Leicester Square, a special 'Rock-A-Long' performance will be held for one night only on 12 November 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Thanks Contributors To Covenant House's Sleep OutVIDEO: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Thanks Contributors To Covenant House's Sleep Out
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2015

The six time Tony winner is also a tireless advocate for New York City's children. (more...)

Brooklyn's FLICfest 16 to Feature 6 World PremieresBrooklyn's FLICfest 16 to Feature 6 World Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2015

FLICfest, the first dance festival dedicated to presenting feature-length alternative works, will give 6 choreographers the opportunity to present work over two weekends—January 21-23 and January 28-30, 2016. Produced by Irondale, located in the heart of Brooklyn Downtown Arts District, the first performance will take place at 7:00 p.m. and the second will follow at 9:00 p.m. on all six nights. A single ticket guarantees audience members entry to both shows and the late-night cabaret that takes place in the theatre's balcony lounge, following the performances. Audiences will have two opportunities over the festival to capture the works of FLICfest's 2016 choreographers Angel Chinn/Nona Lee Dance Company, Donofrio Dance Company, Taylor Drury, Beck Heiberg, Joya Powell and Movement of the People, and Hattie Mae Williams/Tattooed Ballerinas. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Launches Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season TonightWEST SIDE STORY Launches Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2015

Today, March 16, 2015, Asolo Repertory Theatre and the FSU/Asolo Conservatory for Actor Training announced their highly anticipated 2015-16 seasons with a special presentation in the Mertz Theatre. (more...)

Sing Along with GREASE at Schimmel Center Before FOX's Live ProductionSing Along with GREASE at Schimmel Center Before FOX's Live Production
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

On Saturday, January 30th, Schimmel Center at Pace University will host SING-A-LONG-A GREASE after a wildly successful run in the fall of 2014. Audiences will sing along to the great movie musical, complete with on-screen lyrics and the chance to become a T-Bird or Pink Lady for the night and enter the costume competition. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens MondayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens Monday, February 1st at 10am for tickets to SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

OWN's GREENLEAF, Featuring Oprah's Return to Acting on TV, to Premiere 5/24OWN's GREENLEAF, Featuring Oprah's Return to Acting on TV, to Premiere 5/24
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

The new original series 'Greenleaf,' featuring Oprah Winfrey's first recurring scripted television role in two decades, will launch with a two-night premiere on OWN: OPRAH WINFREY NETWORK on Tuesday, May 24 (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

With a handful of new pieces set to bow before the Tony Awards deadline in April, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at those currently set to bow on the Great White Way this year! (more...)

Rehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonaldRehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

A friendly reminder! Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 18th for Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LPSTAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG Songwriter Eubie Blake Sings Title Song on Original LP
by Stage Tube - Feb 7, 2016

The show's official Facebook page has just released a clip of Blake singing the title song on the vinyl from the original musical. Check out the teaser below! (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...)

Up on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONGUp on the Marquee: SHUFFLE ALONG
by Walter McBride - Feb 4, 2016

Broadway's Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed is a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself and details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. Previews will begin Tuesday, March 15, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 28, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). Check out photos of the marquee below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Promo for Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG!STAGE TUBE: Watch Just-Released Promo for Broadway-Bound SHUFFLE ALONG!
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opened earlier this week for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle andEubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. The show has just launched a full website and promo, which you can check out below! (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens TodayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens today, February 1st, at 10am for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. (more...)

Audra McDonald-Led SHUFFLE ALONG Shifts Spring Opening to April 28Audra McDonald-Led SHUFFLE ALONG Shifts Spring Opening to April 28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has shifted its spring performance schedule. Instead of opening on April 21, 2016, the show will now open on April 28, with previews beginning on March 15. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell to Those We Lost in 2015
by Walter McBride - Dec 31, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2015. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2015
by - Dec 31, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Elaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration TonightElaine Paige, Christine Ebersole & More Set for PIAF Centennial Celebration Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2015

Producers Daniel Nardicio and Andy Brattain will honor Edith Piaf, the iconic French songstress on her actual 100th Birthday with PIAF: A CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION with stars from Broadway, London's West End, Jazz, Cabaret and Rock 'n' Roll. (more...)

Midwest Premiere of NEW COUNTRY Comes to Chicago's Den Theatre This SpringMidwest Premiere of NEW COUNTRY Comes to Chicago's Den Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Stand-up comedian, actor and writer Mark Roberts returns home for the Midwest Premiere of The New York Times' Critics' Pick NEW COUNTRY at The Den Theatre, 1333 N. Milwaukee Ave. The no-holds-barred show, described by Stage and Cinema as a '...hilarious, poignant, and at times heart-wrenching comedic drama,' previews February 20, 2016 and runs through May 14, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

On the next UNDAY MORNING on CBS, correspondent Maurice DuBois goes behind the scenes of the new Broadway production SHUFFLE ALONG, a reimagining of the classic 1921 musical (more...)

BWW Interview: Vivian Reed on the Edith Piaf Celebration and Importance of 'Passion'BWW Interview: Vivian Reed on the Edith Piaf Celebration and Importance of 'Passion'
by Reilly Hickey - Dec 10, 2015

Broadwayworld spoke with Vivian Reed, two-time Tony nominee, about her upcoming performance at the Celebration and why Edith Piaf's 'passion' is universal.  (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music CoverPHOTO FLASHBACK: SHUFFLE ALONG's Artwork Showgirl, Ann Pennington, On 1928 Sheet Music Cover
by Michael Dale - Aug 28, 2015

The vintage photo appears on sheet music covers for selections from GEORGE WHITE'S SCANDALS OF 1928. (more...)

Ann Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New ArtworkAnn Pennington: The Woman in SHUFFLE ALONG's New Artwork
by Michael Dale - Aug 27, 2015

The woman who popularized The Black Bottom for white audiences is featured in the new production's artwork. (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONGPhoto Flash: Artwork Revealed for Audra McDonald & Brian Stokes Mitchell-Led SHUFFLE ALONG
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Next spring, Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Billy Porter, Brandon Victor Dixon, and Joshua Henry will star in Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a striking new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. Check out the just-released artwork for the show below and visit the official website here! (more...)

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