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BWW Review: DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Mar 9, 2017

With simply a grand piano and a pair of killer stilettos, 4'11' performer Christina Bianco from New York is a total diva...in the best way! With a voice to die for and masterful impressions that brought audiences to their feet (twice), Bianco's show is an ode to our favourite pop, jazz, and broadway divas. (more...)

The Canadian Premiere of the West End Hit Musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS Begins 3/15
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2017

David Mirvish, Michael Harrison, John Reid and Paul Elliott are delighted to present the Canadian premiere of the new British musical MRS HENDERSON PRESENTS, based on the smash-hit film.  Performances begin Wednesday March 15 through April 23 at Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre.  Media night is Wed March 22, 2017 (more...)

Tony Award-Nominee Melissa Errico to Join Michael Feinstein at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

It has just been announced that Tony Award-nominee Melissa Errico will join Michael Feinstein as a special guest at Zankel Hall on March 21 at 7:30pm at Carnegie Hall (881 Seventh Ave.) for 'Standard Time', featuring the music of Harry Warren. Melissa will sing music popularized by such artists as Doris Day, Judy Garland, Vera Lynn and Peggy Lee. The evening will also feature vocals from Jay Armstrong Johnson and instrumentalists Tedd Firth on Piano, Phil Palombi on Bass andMark McLean on Drums as they pay tribute to Harry Warren, the composer of such hits as "I Only Have Eyes for You," "42nd Street," "Chattanooga Choo Choo," and other unforgettable favorites. (more...)

Linda Purl Presents Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamour Nightclub Era at The Abbey on March 13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

As a special presentation of The Abbey's Monday Night Cabaret Series, stage and on-screen star Linda Purl presents her solo concert Midnight Caravan: Celebrating the Great Ladies of the Glamorous Nightclub Era on March 13 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Seth Sikes To Make His New Hope Debut in SETH SIKES SINGS JUDY GARLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Seth Sikes will make his debut at The Rrazz Room at the new Clarion Hotel & Suites in New Hope on Saturday, May 20th in his critically acclaimed show Seth Sikes Sings Judy Garland, an evening of Garland's most loved songs. (more...)

BWW Review: Kristin Chenoweth with Minnesota Orchestra
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Mar 6, 2017

Kristin Chenoweth's love affair with the city of Minneapolis was returned to her as audience members enjoyed every moment of her first performance with the Minnesota Orchestra on March 4. The award-winning actress and singer wowed the full house crowd with her stories and classic songs. (more...)

2017 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing Returns to Pangea
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

2017 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is returning to Pangea with her all new show MargOH! Channing is HUNG on March 10 9:30PM . (more...)

London Theatre Workshop in Association with Julie Clare Productions Presents JUDY!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

Following a critically acclaimed debut season at Southwark Playhouse under its original title, Through The Mill, Ray Rackham's biographical musical about the life of iconic movie star and chanteuse, Judy Garland, arrives in London's West End this Summer. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY OUR WAY at Kalita Humphrey's Theater
by Christina Hoth - Mar 3, 2017

Uptown Players has your weekend evenings planned as they present Broadway Our Way.  BWOW is the Players' annual fundraiser that gender-bends the typical Broadway numbers and allows some of Dallas' finest actors and actresses to play the dream roles they'd never land in a heteronormative casting call.  As it is their 16th year producing this fundraiser, Craig Lynch and Jeff Rane have certainly cultivated an incredible pool of talent. (more...)

Horror Film Set in World of Frank Baum's WIZARD OF OZ In Development
by Movies News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

A horror film set in the universe of THE WIZARD OF OZ is currently in the works at New Line Cinema, based on a pitch by screenwriter Mike Van Waes. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway and Dr. Art Topilow in Concert with OVER THE RAINBOW
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

'Dr. Jazz' as the famous oncologist (Dr. Arthur Topilow) from Jersey Shore Medical Center is known will be accompanying one of the world's most celebrated jazz vocalists Ann Hampton Callaway in an all-Arlen concert on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC). (more...)

Mario Cantone & Jerry Dixon to Bring HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The last time comic/actor Mario Cantone ('Sex in the City,' Assassins) and actor, songwriter, and director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on This Island, tick, tick...BOOM!) teamed up, they created Laugh Whore, Cantone's wickedly entertaining and Tony-nominated one-man show-turned-Showtime special. (more...)

New England Premiere of END OF THE RAINBOW at MTC MainStage in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

???????Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, closes its 30th Anniversary Season with the New England premiere of Peter Quilter's musical End of the Rainbow. (more...)

Ann Hampton Callaway and Dr. Art Topilow to Bring OVER THE RAINBOW to APAC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

'Dr. Jazz' as the famous oncologist (Dr. Arthur Topilow) from Jersey Shore Medical Center is known will be accompanying one of the world's most celebrated jazz vocalists Ann Hampton Callaway in an all-Arlen concert on Sunday, April 2, 2017, at 3 p.m. at the Axelrod Performing Arts Center (APAC). (more...)

BWW CD Review: Karen Mason's IT'S ABOUT TIME is Vibrant and Heartfelt
by David Clarke - Mar 27, 2017

Broadway veteran and twelve-time MAC Award winner, Karen Mason released IT'S ABOUT TIME, earlier this month. The lovely, yet understated, record perfectly captures the vibrancy of Mason's instrument. Despite being recorded in a studio, IT'S ABOUT TIME captures the magic of live cabaret performance and offers it as something listeners can experience anywhere in the world. (more...)

MusicTalks Present: LGBTQ Spring Soirée Featuring Seth Sikes
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

MusicTalks is proud to present another exciting LGBTQ Soiree including two concert vignettes performed by our top artists. (more...)

BWW Review: SHE LOVES ME at Musical Theater Heritage
by Alan Portner - Mar 27, 2017

Excellent cast prevails over 1963 remake of a 1936 show. (more...)

'Legendary Ladies of Song' Lights Up Suncoast Showroom 5/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Bill Fayne's "Legendary Ladies of Song" will showcase world-famous hits of legendary musicians throughout the decades on Saturday, May 13. (more...)

BWW Review: Cole Porter Meets Jimmy Durante as Encores! Reconstructs THE NEW YORKERS
by Michael Dale - Mar 26, 2017

The authors who wrote the books for even the most successful Broadway musical comedies of the 1920s and 30s often get a bum rap for the flimsiness of their plots and the nonsensical nature of their gags. (more...)

Jedlicka Performing Arts Center Announces GYPSY and A New Era
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2017

Under the guidance of new Artistic Director, Steve Calzaretta, JPAC Theatre is proud to announce the upcoming production of GYPSY. The role of Mama Rose, the iconic stage mother, will be played by veteran stage performer, Nancy Hays, who played Auntie Mame last summer at Light Opera Works and Judy Garland in Pride Films and Plays, Boy from Oz. Other leading cast members include Jim Spangler as Herbie, Rachel Livingston as Louise, and Brice Baron as June. Ava Morse will play Baby June. Justin Amolsch will music direct the classic Jule Syne and Stephen Sondheim score with an eight piece orchestra. (more...)

Judy Garland Musical END OF THE RAINBOW Makes Connecticut Premiere at MTC in Norwalk
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Broadway Smash 'End of the Rainbow' Makes Connecticut Premiere at MTC MainStage in Norwalk, CT (more...)

Andrew Dice Clay in Talks to Take On Key Role in STAR IS BORN Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay is currently in talks to take on the key role of Lorenzo in the upcoming remake of A STAR IS BORN, starring Lady Gaga. (more...)

Lawrence Schulman To Speak On Judy Garland At Witherle Memorial Library
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Award-winning music producer, critic and translator Lawrence Schulman will give a talk on Judy Garland, entitled "Moments of Magic," at Witherle Memorial Library in Castine, Maine on Monday, June 19, 2017 at 2 P.M. Admission is free. The one-and-a-quarter hour talk will examine Judy Garland's life and career, and feature nine audio-video clips, to be followed by a question and answer. Schulman will endeavor to answer the question: "If I had just one hour to convince you of Judy Garland's place in classic American popular music, what film and television performances would I choose?" (more...)

ACE Productions' END OF THE RAINBOW to Bring Judy Garland's Final Comeback to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

ACE Productions presents the Canadian premiere of End of the Rainbow. This gritty play with music is based on the true events of Judy Garland's last comeback attempt in England in 1968. There are moments in the theatre when you lean forward in your seat with shivers down your spine and realize there is nowhere on earth you'd rather be. This show promises to be one of them. (more...)

Rufus Wainwright, Arsenio Hall and More Coming Up This April at City Winery Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The following acts are performing at City Winery Chicago, 1200 W. Randolph Street, throughout the month of April. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED Casts a Spell at The Landmark Theatre
by Natasha Ashley - Mar 17, 2017

The latest musical playing at Syracuse's historical Landmark Theatre is none other than the three time Tony Award-winning musical Wicked. The successful Broadway blockbuster with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Winnie Holzman has everything - an amazing cast, spectacular sets, gorgeous costumes, and, of course, those famous Witches of Oz. (more...)

A Starry Night At The McCallum! The Desert Symphony Celebrates Their 28th With Grammy Winner LeAnn Rimes
by David Green - Mar 16, 2017

The Desert Symphony, under the direction of Music Director Gary Berkson, is celebrating its 28th Anniversary with a Gala and Concert starring the incomparable LeAnn Rimes. The event will take place on Saturday, April 1, 2017, 8pm at The McCallum Theatre. In addition, the Desert Symphony will be honoring Ruta Lee, whose career has included both stage and screen, with the Amadeus Award for her philanthropy and dedication to the Performing Arts. She is the first woman to receive this prestigious award and joins the ranks of Frank Sinatra, Bob Hope, John Tesh, Jack Jones, Ted Giatas, and last year's recipient Harold Matzner. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Get Happy! LORNA LUFT Opens Up About The Judy Garland Songbook And More
by David Green - Feb 9, 2017

The McCallum Theatre presents 'Lorna Luft Sings the Judy Garland Songbook' on Tuesday, February 14, at 8:00pm. Lorna Luft's career has encompassed virtually every area of entertainment. A celebrated live performer; stage, film and television actress; best-selling author; recording artist and Emmy-nominated producer, she triumphs in every medium.Born to Judy Garland and producer Sid Luft, music and entertainment were part of her childhood. At age 11, she made her television debut singing on her mother's series, 'The Judy Garland Show.' At 16, already a seasoned performer, she shared the bill with her mother on Broadway in a month long concert engagement at New York's Palace Theater. I had the chance to chat with Ms. Luft as she was preparing for her upcoming engagement in the desert. Her are some excerpts from the conversation: (more...)

JayCee Driesen to Celebrate Barbra Streisand and Friends in Boca Raton
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Powerhouse vocalist JayCee Driesen takes the stage with her ensemble. (more...)

Kravis Center Promises An Entertainment-Packed March With Numerous Concerts, Shows & Superstar Performers
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts continues its star-packed 25th anniversary season in March 2017 with amazing performances from Hollywood to Bollywood, several fascinating lectures, two of Broadway's biggest hits, and the much-anticipated return of Michael Feinstein & the Kravis Center Pops Orchestra. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief February 7th, 2017 - CURSED CHILD, MISCAST, LES MIZ on TV and More!
by Jessica Khan - Feb 7, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: THE GLASS MENAGERIE, starring Sally Field, begins on Broadway! (more...)

MargOH! Channing Returns to Pangea for Encore of HUNG in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

2014 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is returning to Pangea with her all new show MargOH! Channing is HUNG on March 10 at 9:30PM. (more...)

MargOH! Channing to Return to Pangea for Encore of HUNG This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

2014 MAC Award Nominee MargOH! Channing is returning to Pangea with her all new show MargOH! Channing is HUNG on March 10 at 9:30PM. (more...)

THE JUDY GARLAND SHOW Channel Comes to StreamNet.TV ft. Streisand, Minnelli & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

LAStreamNet.TV is adding 26 one hour episodes of THE Judy Garland SHOW Channel to its platform. This historic collection of 26 one-hour-long episodes includes an unprecedented list of guests (more...)

BWW Review: TITLE OF SHOW A Charming Winner
by Frank Benge - Feb 6, 2017

TITLE OF SHOW is a one-act musical, with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and a book by Hunter Bell. The show is pretty much the Urban Dictionary definition of "meta". It not only chronicles its own creation as an entry in the New York Musical Theatre Festival, it also chronicles the struggles of the author and composer/lyricist as they create a musical about creating a musical. It's sort of like those endlessly reflective fun house mirrors. TITLE OF SHOW was chosen for production by the Musical Theatre Festival and premiered there, in September 2004. It later transferred to Off-Broadway in 2006, picking up three Obie Awards, and finally made it to Broadway later that same year, where it was nominated for Best Book of a Musical. In this production by Austin Theatre Project, the show has been reconfigured as two acts with no noticeable difference for the audience. (more...)

Follow the Yellow Brick Road! WIZARD OF OZ Skips Into Jersey City
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

Beginning February 12, families can follow the Yellow Brick Road in Jersey City. (more...)

WaterTower Theatre Announces HIT THE WALL, Directed by Joanie Schultz
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WaterTower Theatre Artistic Director Joanie Schultz today announced the Company will produce Hit the Wall, the groundbreaking Ike Holter play about the 1969 Stonewall uprising.  This production, the first to be selected and directed by Schultz, will replace the previously scheduled Sunday in the Park with George.    (more...)

BWW Feature: Throughout the Years, Movie Musicals have been Overlooked for Best Picture
by Rachel Crawford - Feb 23, 2017

In the 89 years that the Academy Awards have been held, over 40 musicals have either been nominated for or have won an Oscar for Best Picture, including this last December's LA LA LAND. The first musical to ever win Best Picture was THE BROADWAY MELODY at the second Academy Awards in 1929. The film starred Charles King, Eddie Kane, Bessie Love and Anita Page (more...)

BWW Review: New York City Ballet's SLEEPING BEAUTY
by Barnett Serchuk - Feb 22, 2017

When Aurora makes her first appearance in SLEEPING BEAUTY, the audience usually sits up-there's a murmur, an anticipation. THE STAR is here, and she's in charge for the next two hours. And THE STAR had better be ready. The audience is watching her every move, not to mention her every mishap. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tory Dobrin of TESTOSTERONE AND TUTUS at Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - Feb 22, 2017

Overture Center welcomes Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo, also known as The TROCKS, to Overture Hall for one night only on Friday, February 24 at 8 p.m. The program will include Le Lac Des Cygnes, Pas de Six from Esmeralda and Don Quixote. (more...)

Swarovski Celebrates 10th Year Illuminating OSCARS Stage With Over 300,000 Crystals In Spectacular Set
by TV News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

This year Swarovski celebrates its 10th year adding glamour to the Oscars stage. Since 2007, Swarovski has provided over a million Swarovski crystals to the stage at the annual Academy Awards, with this year promising to be the most spectacular to date. (more...)

HCTO to Present THE WIZARD OF OZ Young Performers' Edition
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Hale Center Theater Orem will present 'Wizard of Oz Young Performers' Edition,' running March 2-10, 2017. (more...)

Steven Chera To Present THE CLASSIC STANDARDS at ZincBar
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2017

Steven Chera returns LIVE! at the Zinc Bar with some old classics with a fresh, NEW, jazzy sound of tunes from his most recent album, The Classic Standards - Volume 1. Known for performing American songbook classics while adding his crooner touch, Chera has captivated audiences nationwide for almost two decades. (more...)

Karen Mason to Host IT'S ABOUT TIME Album Release Concert at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Karen Mason - the acclaimed Broadway star and concert artist - will celebrate her new album It's About Time from Zevely Records with a special concert at Birdland Jazz Club (315 West 44th Street in New York) on Monday, March 6 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

FAITH HEALER to Open in Melbourne Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Brian Friel's enduring work of art, Faith Healer, is an extraordinary creation presented in four beautifully sculpted monologues. Under the direction of Judy Davis, the transcendent, intricate drama will open in Melbourne on Thursday 9 March at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

JUDY AND LIZA TOGETHER AGAIN Encores at Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

'Judy and Liza Together Again,' starring internationally acclaimed entertainers Rick Skye and Tommy Femia, named 'Best Duo' in 2012 by the Manhattan Association of Cabarets and Clubs (MAC), has been extended again through the Winter Season at Don't Tell Mama's (343 West 46th Street). (more...)

Alan Ayckbourn's A BRIEF HISTORY OF WOMEN, Ali Taylor's GOTH WEEKEND and More Set for Summer 2017 at Stephen Joseph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

A summer season of plays celebrating the often extraordinary stories of people leading ordinary lives has been announced at Scarborough's Stephen Joseph Theatre. (more...)

VIDEO: Annaleigh Ashford Talks SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE & More on 'Late Night'
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

The Tony winner discusses starring in the Broadway revival of SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, six weeks after having a baby. (more...)

BWW Interview: Christina Bianco of DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre
by Victoria Beal - Feb 13, 2017

BWW caught up with acclaimed YouTube sensation, Christina Bianco as she prepares to perform her hit solo show DIVA MOMENTS at The Alex Theatre St Kilda and The Hayes Theatre in Sydney. It couldn't be harder to put into words an interview with the effervescent star as she launches into her famous impressions left right and centre but here's what she had to say: (more...)

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