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BWW Interview: THE BOY FROM OZ 's Director & Lead Talk Peter Allen... and Celebration Theatre Deets
by Gil Kaan - May 9, 2016

The Celebration Theatre's production of THE BOY FROM OZ has just opened to glowing reviews; raves and compliments Celebration's co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd has gotten used to. (Look at their looong list of award-winning productions!) We had a chance to chat with both the prolifically talented (directing and acting) Shepperd and the charismatic, triple-threat Andrew Bongiorno who plays the titular BOY Peter Allen. (more...)

Alexander Rodriguez to Debut I'LL HAVE ANOTHER! at Rockwell to Benefit LLS
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Radio show host Alexander Rodriguez on iHeartRadio and Universal Broadcasting Network's 'On The Rocks' will hit the stage on May 24th debuting his new cabaret show, 'I'll Have Another!' - a roller coaster of stories, audience participation, and dramedy, belted out by your host featuring music from stage, screen and pop. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016
by BWW - May 8, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 5/1/2016 - 5/8/2016. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli have joined the cast of the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

MICKEY & JUDY Heading to London Fringe
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

New York City Bistro Award winner, Michael Hughes, brings his internationally acclaimed, Canadian Comedy Award nominated one-man show, Mickey & Judy to the London Fringe Festival (June 2 -11).  Mickey & Judy is a hilarious musical-memoir, chronicling Hughes' childhood obsession with musicals and his journey from psychiatric ward to Broadway. (more...)

MargOH! Channing to Host 'UNCORKED' Birthday Celebration at Pangea, 5/19
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

2014 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is celebrating her birthday one martini at a time in UNCORKED! :The Birthday Edition at Pangea May 19 7:30PM This show is a boozy romp . This is the deconstruction of drag, through the life and times of the often demented, occasionally glamorous and always drunken Diva, MargOH! Channing, as she (with MAN-ee Champagne's hazy but unfaltering support) tackles topics such as rape, incest, politics and the one thing we all have in common: dysfunction! Comedic monologues, original music and sloshy standards, this brassy, boozy chanteuse and her glitter-dipped Gayiance will pop your cork with love, laughter booze and song  (more...)

George Cukor Classics Starring Cary Grant and Katharine Hepburn Lead REEL 13 May Lineup
by TV News Desk - May 5, 2016

Director George Cukor's romantic comedies The Philadelphia Story and Holiday, both based on hit Broadway plays by Philip Barry,open the May lineup on Reel 13 (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Skye Crawford presents THROUGH THE MILL, written and directed by Ray Rackham, with musical supervision and arrangement by Simon Holt, musical direction by Jordan Li Smith, choreography by Chris Whittaker, set design by Justin Williams Design, and sound by Ed Shaw. The production runs Wednesday 6 July through Saturday 30 July 2016, with press opening slated for 8 July 2016 at 7:30pm. BroadwayWorld has a peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

Helen Sheals, Belinda Wollaston & Lucy Penrose to Lead THROUGH THE MILL at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The three actresses from the THROUGH THE MILL's original run will once again portray Judy Garland at three pivotal stages in her life - Helen Sheals (CBS Judy), Belinda Wollaston (Palace Judy) and Lucy Penrose (Young Judy). at Southwark Playhouse. They will be joined by a further cast of nine actor-musicians, playing a variety of historical figures who featured heavily in Garland's biography. The production will run 6-30 July 2016 with an official press night of Friday, 8 July. (more...)

Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, 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, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN - An Entertaining, Interactive USO Evening Making Full Use of Clifton's Unique Space
by Gil Kaan - May 31, 2016

In their inaugural collaboration with Clifton's Cafeteria, Creating Arts Studios has produced THE CLIFTON'S CANTEEN, a fitting and entertaining tribute to and for our servicemen and servicewomen during Memorial Weekend. Patterned after a USO show, each member of the troupe played a famous celebrity of the 1940s (save for the vocally gifted Lee Marshall and Jason Cichon as Army Guy Lee and Army Guy Jason). (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/30/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 31, 2016

Summertime is here, what with Memorial Day and all that it encompasses, and we can think of no better seasonal activity than taking in some local theater. No matter where you are in the Volunteer State, Tennessee theater companies are ready and willing to help transport you to a different world, another time and place where your life can be is transformed magically on a stage very near you! (more...)

BWW Review: Splashy West Coast Premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ
by Don Grigware - May 3, 2016

Once in a great while an extraordinary performer comes along, one that not only moves us, but also affects meteoric changes within our culture. Peter Allen, born Peter Woolnough in 1944 in Tenterfield, New South Wales, Australia and who died young in 1992, was one such mega-talented singer/dancer/musical composer, who appealed to a wide audience.Not at first, mind you; it took a few years in the 60s for him to realize his bisexuality and to understand who he was. (more...)

VIDEO: Rufus Wainwright Sings Judy Garland Classic on TONIGHT SHOW
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, music guest Rufus Wainwright sang the Judy Garland classic 'Zing! Went the Strings of My Heart'. Watch the appearance below! (more...)

BWW Review: With TWO GUYS AND A GRAND at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, Cabaret Veterans Jim Brochu & Steve Ross Evoke the Spirit of Music Halls
by Alix Cohen - May 28, 2016

Veteran performers Jim Brochu and Steve Ross have known one another since the 1970s, an era when New York was filled with piano bars, cabaret rooms, and nightclubs. Pause for a deep, wistful sigh. Framing their new show, Two Guys and a Grand (last Wednesday night at the Laurie Beechman Theatre), in the kind of friendly antagonism and winking shtick popular during vaudeville, the two very different performers manage to be both broad and classy. (more...)

Paul O'Grady, Julian Clary and More to Lead CINDERELLA at the London Palladium, Dec. 9
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Initial casting is announced today (26 May 2016) for Qdos Entertainment's London Palladium production of Cinderella.  The 32 strong cast will be led byPaul O'Grady as The Wicked Stepmother, Julian Clary as Dandini, Lee Mead as Prince Charming, Paul Zerdin as Buttons, Nigel Havers as Lord Chamberlain and Count Arthur Strong as Baron Hardup.  The roles of Cinderella, the Fairy Godmother and the Ugly Sisters will be announced soon.  (more...)

CATS Pounces Back to Broadway with a Chart-Topping Star - Meet Leona Lewis!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 26, 2016

As reported earlier today, chart-topping British pop star Leona Lewis will officially take on the iconic role of 'Grizabella,' the Glamour Cat, in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's record-breaking musical, Cats. The production begins previews performances on Thursday, July 14, 2016, with an official opening set for Sunday, July 31, 2016, at the Neil Simon Theatre. In celebration of the big announcement, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of Lewis' best performances! (more...)

Vorschau: neue Revue MARLENE, JUDY, MARYLIN - ENDSTATION HOLLYWOOD wird in Mönchengladbach uraufgeführt
by Iris Moebius - May 25, 2016

Als Auftragswerk fur das Gemeinschaftstheater Monchengladbach/Krefeld hat sich Roland Huve, Regisseur der Erfolgsproduktion 'My Fair Lady', mit den Biografien der Superstars Marlene Dietrich, Judy Garland und Marilyn Monroe beschaftigt und daraus einen zauberhaften, kurzweiligen Abend geschaffen: Zwischen den großen Songs, die untrennbar mit den drei Diven verbunden sind, bleibt Raum fur Schlaglichter auf ihre Lebensgeschichten, fur emotionale Momente und Situationskomik... Die Premiere findet am 29. Juni in Krefeld statt, Vorstellungen laufen dann von Oktober diesen Jahres bis April 2017 im Theater Monchengladbach. Der Vorverkauf beginnt in Kurze. (more...)

Michael Feinstein Renews Contract with Pasadena POPS Through 2019
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Pasadena Symphony and POPS Board Chair Kay Kochenderfer Toomey and Chief Executive Officer Lora Unger are proud to announce a contract extension for Michael Feinstein through the 2019 season. His original contract as Principal Pops Conductor commenced in June 2013 for a one-year term and was immediately extended in July 2013 to run through the 2016 season after his critically acclaimed conducting debut with the Pasadena POPS. (more...)

Judy Garland Tribute Set for Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert, 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

A tribute to Judy Garland will be performed in a cabaret concert on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 2 PM in the Arthur Newman Theatre in Palm Desert. "Judy! Judy! Judy!" will star local singer Loretta Siani with piano accompaniment by Joel Baker. Tickets are $11 cash only, and it is presented by Les Michael's Sundays In Summer Cabaret Series. (more...)

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE Announces New Lineup at Metropolis
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Michael Ingersoll's ARTISTS LOUNGE LIVE concert series announces a new season line up for Chicagoland's Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights. (more...)

Rivertown Theaters Sets Summer Offerings for Kids
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Now entering it's fifth season, Rivertown Theaters for the Performing Arts continues its  commitment to providing a wide range of opportunities to showcase and develop the talents of budding local thespians with a series of  delightful productions during the summer months.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Judy Garland Musical THROUGH THE MILL Comes To Southwark Playhouse
by Marianka Swain - May 24, 2016

Ray Rackham's July Garland musical THROUGH THE MILL comes to Southwark Playhouse this summer. It features musical supervision and arrangement by Simon Holt, musical direction by Jordan Li Smith, choreography by Chris Whittaker, set design by Johnson Williams and sound design by Ed Shaw. The show runs runs July 6-30, with press night on July 8. (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players Announces 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Five plays, encompassing a wide range of styles and subjects - most of them mid-Atlantic premieres - comprise Richmond Triangle Players' 2016-17 Mainstage Season, its twenty-fourth year as one of the area's most acclaimed theater companies. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/23/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 23, 2016

'Spring is here! Why doesn't my heart go dancing?' - or at least to the theater to be transported to a different world, another time and place where life is transformed and magic happens before your very eyes... (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- A BETTER PLACE's Rob Maitner
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Rob Maitner, who stars as 'Les' in A BETTER PLACE, playing at The Duke on 42nd Street. (more...)

Could Lady Gaga Join Bradley Cooper in A STAR IS BORN Remake?
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

With Beyonce officially no longer attached, Warner Bros. is once more on the hunt for the female lead in its long-gestating remake of A STAR IS BORN. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Daniels Corporate Advisory Co. Inc. Acquires THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW Series
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Daniels Corporate Advisory Company, Inc. ('Daniels) (OTCQB: DCAC) and Clearwave Telecommunications, Inc. (OTC PINK: CWTC) World Nation Live Entertainment, Inc. today announced a revenue sharing deal license for 26 One Hour Episodes of The Judy Garland Show Series in the USA. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/2/2016 - New York Pops Gala, August Wilson Monologues & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 2, 2016

Today's big news: Broadway's best gather for tonight's 2016 New York Pops Gala, this year's August Wilson Monologue Competition is this evening, and the cast of WAITRESS hits the recording studio, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Richmond Triangle Players to Conclude 23rd Season with THE BOY FROM OZ, 6/15-7/16
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Richmond Triangle Players' 23rd Season will come to a close with its production of the musical smash hit THE BOY FROM OZ, which will play from June 15 - July 16, 2016 at RTP's theater in Scott's Addition.  The play opens Thursday, June 16 at 8 pm, following a low-priced preview on Wednesday, June 15 at 8 pm.   The production is sponsored by Candace L. Osdene and David Peake. (more...)

Lillias White, Annie Golden & More Join NIGHT OF A THOUSAND JUDYS Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Lillias White, Annie Golden, T. Oliver Reid, Lady Rizo, Vivian Reed, and Nadia Quinn & Ahna O'Reilly with the Playbillies will join the previously announced headliners Alice Ripley, Nathan Lee Graham, Gay Marshall, Carol Lipnik, Rob Maitner and Gabrielle Stravelli for the sixth annual "Night Of A Thousand Judys" - the Pride concert to benefit The Ali Forney Center presented by The Meeting* hosted by Justin Sayre. The event will take place at Merkin Concert Hall at the Kaufman Center (129 West 67th Street in Manhattan) on Monday, June 6. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/16/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 16, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Seth Sikes Returning to Feinstein's/54 Below, 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Seth Sikes, of whom NY Arts Review said, "may well be one of the saviors of the Great American Songbook" will return to FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW on Wednesday, June 8th at 7:00PM in his critically acclaimed show Seth Sikes Sings Liza Minnelli, an evening of Minnelli's most popular songs. (more...)

Holly Penfield to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko with THE RHYTHM OF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of San Francisco native Holly Penfield with her newest show, The Rhythm of Life, for two performances only - Friday, July 15 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, July 16 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Sam Harris Launches Kickstarter to Film One-Man Show HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Sam Harris, the Tony award-winning actor, recording artist, playwright, composer, director and best-selling author, is bringing his critically beloved one-man show HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR to audiences everywhere. (more...)

Sisters! Louise Dearman and Laura Pitt-Pulford to Star in Revised SIDE SHOW in London
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

The cult musical SIDE SHOW, receiving its London premiere at the Southwark Playhouse later this year, has found its leading twin sisters. The (more...)

Cast Announced For THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE at Union Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 12, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Union Theatre's final show in its current home. THE RISE AND FALL OF LITTLE VOICE stars Charlotte Gorton (Memphis, Viva Forever!) as Mari Hoff, Carly Thoms (Thoroughly Modern Mille, Sound Of Music) as LV and Ken Christiansen (Lord Of The Flies, An Inspector Calls) as Ray Say, with Glenn Adamson as Billy, Mandy Dassa as Sadie and James Peake as Mr Boo/Phone man. Alastair Knights directs. (more...)

Kathy Halenda to Pay Tribute to Judy Garland & Bette Midler at Richmond Triangle Players Theater, 5/20-21
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

SOMEWHERE OVER THE ROSE, singer and cabaret artist Kathy Halenda's tribute to the songs, lives and iconic talents of Judy Garland and Bette Midler, will play for two performances only on May 20 and 21, 2016 at Richmond Triangle Players theater in Scott's Addition.  Performances are at 8 pm. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE BOY FROM OZ at Celebration Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2016

Celebration Theatre at the Lex in association with Nicholas Caprio, Michael C. Kricfalusi, Todd Milliner and Jack Morrissey presents, under the artistic direction of Michael Matthews & Michael A. Shepperd, the West Coast premiere of THE BOY FROM OZ, music and lyrics by Peter Allen, book by Martin Sherman, original book by Nick Enright, choreography by Janet Roston, musical direction by Bryan Blaskie, produced by Andrew Carlberg and directed by Celebration Theatre co-artistic director Michael A. Shepperd.  THE BOY FROM OZ will begin previews on Friday, April 22 at 8pm; will open on Friday, April 29 at 8pm and perform through Sunday, June 19 at the Celebration Theatre's new home, Celebration at the Lex Theatre, 6760 Lexington Ave. in Los Angeles. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

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

Jazz at Lincoln Center to Honor America's Timeless Vocalists This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

On Friday, May 20 and Saturday, May 21, Jazz at Lincoln Center will celebrate the timeless artistry of some of the most beloved vocalists and composers in American history. Throughout one weekend, the finest talents in jazz will perform The Ray Charles Songbook in Rose Theater at 8pm and Body and Soul: America's Unforgettable Crooners in The Appel Room at 7pm and 9:30pm. Jazz at Lincoln Center is located at Broadway at 60th Street, New York, NY. (more...)

Judy Garland Will Return to the Stage Via Hologram!
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Hologram USA and Royal Rainbow Productions announced the launch of a touring stage show featuring Judy Garland faithfully recreated and singing her most famous songs. (more...)

Matthew Morrison, Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek and More Set for May at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

This May, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for the full lineup! (more...)

Sid Luft's 'Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland' to Hit Bookshelves in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Judy Garland's third husband, Sid Luft, has penned 'Judy and I: My Life with Judy Garland.' The book will hit bookshelves in hardcover on February 1, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: END OF THE RAINBOW, King's Theatre, Glasgow, April 26 2016
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 27, 2016

Join Judy as she makes her explosive London comeback at the height of the swinging sixties. This fiercely funny and emotionally charged play finds the once-glittering star sparring with her new fiance, her devoted accompanist, and her own demons. Filled with Garland's legendary tenacity, razor-sharp wit and once-in-a-generation voice. (more...)

What's On In Glasgow - Week Beginning April 25
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 26, 2016

A summary of what's on in Glasgow the week beginning April 25th. (more...)

THE BIRTH OF THE GREAT AMERICAN SONGBOOK Set for The Palmer House, 5/21
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The Palmer House, a Hilton Hotel, has announcde dinner, dancing and all-star performances with The Birth of the Great American Songbook, Saturday, May 21, in the legendary Empire Room, on the lobby level of the Palmer House, 17 E. Monroe St. (more...)

Howard Brown Benefit Concert Returns to Uptown Underground, 5/16
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

?Jeff Award-nominee and HIV+ director/producer Christopher Pazdernik returns with the second annual Chris' Birthday Belt-Fest, a benefit concert for Howard Brown Health on Monday, May 16, 8:00 PM at Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway, Chicago. Featuring award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago, the evening will be co-music directed by Dustin Struhall and Jeff Award-winner Aaron Benham. Tickets are $20 and are available by calling 773-867-1946 or visiting uptownunderground.net. (more...)

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