Segerstrom Center Continues Second Year of Disney Musicals in SchoolsSegerstrom Center Continues Second Year of Disney Musicals in Schools
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts continues with its second year of participation in Disney Musicals in Schools, having recently selected four Orange County public elementary schools to embark in the 2015 program. (more...)

Tony Winner Alice Ripley to Star in a A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Irish RepTony Winner Alice Ripley to Star in a A CHRISTMAS MEMORY at Irish Rep
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2014

The New York Times reports that Tony-winning NEXT TO NORMAL star Alice Ripley will lead A CHRISTMAS MEMORY in its off-Broadway premiere at Irish Rep, running November 25, 2014 to January 4, 2015. Charlotte Moore directs. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/10/14 - Grande in ROCK OF AGES, CHASING THE RIVER, MTC, Lilly Awards and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/10/14 - Grande in ROCK OF AGES, CHASING THE RIVER, MTC, Lilly Awards and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 10, 2014

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: Reality star Frankie J. Grande comes to ROCK OF AGES, CHASING THE RIVER and LMNOP get readings today, MTC hosts its Fall Benefit, and the Lilly Awards take over Birdland! (more...)

Lynny Harris Releases MIDBAR ILynny Harris Releases MIDBAR I
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

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Bay Area Children's Theatre Receives $100,000 Grant from DisneyBay Area Children's Theatre Receives $100,000 Grant from Disney
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) has been awarded a $100,000 grant from The Walt Disney Company to help bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to the San Francisco Bay Area. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE GOSPEL OF COLONUSPlayhouse on the Square to Present THE GOSPEL OF COLONUS
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Based on Sophocles' Greek myth Oedipus and set in a contemporary African-American gospel church service, this production will move and thrill you with electrifying vocals. Scorned and aged, Oedipus arrives at Colonus where he will die as fate foretold. But before his demise, he must tell his side of events. His journey toward truth, self-understanding, and forgiveness comes with soaring songs and an ending to lift the soul. (more...)

Judith Light, Thomas Schumacher & More to Serve as Judges for Tony Awards' First Theatre Education AwardJudith Light, Thomas Schumacher & More to Serve as Judges for Tony Awards' First Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the panel of esteemed judges for the inaugural 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award.' (more...)

Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to Unveil World Premiere, 4/24Indianapolis Symphonic Choir to Unveil World Premiere, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Composer Mohammed Fairouz's first Oratorio, Zabur will receive its world premiere performance by the Indianapolis Symphonic Choir with the Indianapolis Symphony Orchestra at 8 p.m. on Friday, April 24, at the Hilbert Circle Theatre in downtown Indianapolis. (more...)

KA'IULANI to Return to Kumu Kahua Theatre, 3/26-4/26KA'IULANI to Return to Kumu Kahua Theatre, 3/26-4/26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The 44th season at Kumu Kahua Theatre continues with a production originally premiered at Kumu Kahua in 1987. (more...)

John King's Residency at The Stone to Feature FLUX Quartet, Jenny Lin and More, 5/5-10John King's Residency at The Stone to Feature FLUX Quartet, Jenny Lin and More, 5/5-10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

John King's residency at The Stone is an immersion into works from the past 20 years from his catalogue, including 7 world premieres performed by FLUX and Secret Quartets, TILT Brass, String Noise, Jenny Lin, Jeanann Dara and Carol To. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/11/2015 - THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Opens in Chicago and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/11/2015 - THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Opens in Chicago and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 11, 2015

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 FIRST WIVES CLUB holds its first 'meeting' in Chicago tonight and more! (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUSPlayhouse on the Square to Present THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Based on Sophocles' Greek myth Oedipus and set in a contemporary African-American gospel church service, this production will move and thrill you with electrifying vocals. Scorned and aged, Oedipus arrives at Colonus where he will die as fate foretold. But before his demise, he must tell his side of events. His journey toward truth, self-understanding, and forgiveness comes with soaring songs and an ending to lift the soul. (more...)

James Iglehart & More Set for Disney on Broadway's THE ORIGINALS Concert at D23 ExpoJames Iglehart & More Set for Disney on Broadway's THE ORIGINALS Concert at D23 Expo
by TV News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

Following the incredibly warm and rousing reception from D23 EXPO fans in 2013, Disney Theatrical Productions is thrilled to announce a new concert presented exclusively for this year's D23 EXPO (more...)

BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist with Stage and Screen Composer Alan Menken!BWW Livestream: Watch Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist with Stage and Screen Composer Alan Menken!
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2015

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken will discuss artist process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick. A part of Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage . BroadwayWorld is excited to invite you to tune in below to watch the livestream! (more...)

Disney Awards $100K to Support Wharton Center's Disney Musicals in Schools ProgramDisney Awards $100K to Support Wharton Center's Disney Musicals in Schools Program
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Wharton Center has been awarded a $100,000 grant from Disney to help bring the Disney Musicals in Schools program to mid-Michigan. The Center was one of only four arts organizations in the nation and the only one in Michigan selected this year. (more...)

Tune in Tonight for Artist to Artist Livestream with Alan Menken!Tune in Tonight for Artist to Artist Livestream with Alan Menken!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

Best known for his scores to The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, multiple Academy Award winner Alan Menken will discuss artist process with emerging playwright and songwriter Michael Mitnick. A part of Lincoln Center's Artist to Artist series, the conversation will be held tonight at 7:30pm, at the David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage . BroadwayWorld will be bringing you a livestream of the conversation, and you can tune in at 7:30pm to watch the full event! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/25/2015 - AMAZING GRACE, RUTHLESS! and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 25, 2015

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: AMAZING GRACE arrives on Broadway, RUTHLESS! returns to NYC and more! (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse's GOSPEL AT COLONUS Finds Sophocles 'Holy Rollin'BWW Reviews: Playhouse's GOSPEL AT COLONUS Finds Sophocles 'Holy Rollin'
by Joseph Baker - Jun 21, 2015

While watching THE GOSPEL AT COLONUS, the African-American version of Sophocles' OEDIPUS AT COLONUS as created by Lee Breuer (with music by Bob Telson), I was reminded of the reimagining of the Old Testament by Marc Connelly in the 1930 Pulitzer Prize-winning THE GREEN PASTURES. Like GOSPEL, THE GREEN PASTURES serves up time-honored material by transposing it to a religious setting;. PASTURES relates the Old Testament as envisioned by a young Afro-American boy; thus, Heaven is one big fish fry. When I first saw the 1936 film version (which Connelly, a white man, scripted for Warners' director William Keighley), I found it a special experience -- a wonderful all-black cast was an anomaly for a young viewer in the late 1950's and early i60's; now, with the passage of time (and legislation), I can understand why modern audiences would find it politically incorrect (though that cast is still peopled with some amazing talent). Interestingly, Mr. Breuer eschews following Connelly's suit, and though he utilizes a Black minister and church service to tell his tale, he focuses instead on an ancient Greek tragedy rather than the Old -- or New -- Testament. (more...)

BWW Reviews: NYGASP's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Delightfully Invades Wolf TrapBWW Reviews: NYGASP's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE Delightfully Invades Wolf Trap
by Ellen Burns - Jun 15, 2015

The Pirates of Penzance, Gilbert and Sullivan's classic romp of an opera is pleasure enough; but the lovely open air setting of Wolf Trap Performing Arts Center on a pleasant summer's eve makes the frolics of tender-hearted pirates, not-so-naive maidens and a constabulary force who seem to have misplaced their resolve, all the more of a treat.  (more...)

Broadway Couple Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Will Lead SPAMALOT at Geva Theatre CenterBroadway Couple Hunter Foster & Jennifer Cody Will Lead SPAMALOT at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Geva Theatre Center announces that Tony Award Nominee Hunter Foster will play the role of King Arthur, and his wife, Rochester-born Jennifer Cody, will play Arthur's sidekick Patsy in the opening production of the theatre's 43rd Season - the Tony Award-winning hit musical, Monty Python's Spamalot by Eric Idle and John Du Prez, in the Wilson Stage September 9 - October 11. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/22/2015 - Taye Diggs as HEDWIG and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

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: Taye Diggs steps into HEDWIG's stilettos, AMERICAN IDIOT and SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD open in London, JOHN begins off-Broadway, Valerie Harper returns to the stage, and more! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This for Day 7/22/15- Alan MenkenSTAGE TUBE: On This for Day 7/22/15- Alan Menken
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2015

Happy Birthday Alan Menken! For Disney, Menken has scored The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin, and Pocahontas, each of which won him two Academy Awards. He also composed the scores for The Hunchback of Notre Dame, Hercules, Enchanted, and Tangled. Menken has collaborated on several occasions with lyricists including Howard Ashman,Tim Rice and Stephen Schwartz. On Broadway, Menken has composed for The Little Mermaid, Little Shop of Horrors, King David, Beauty and the Beast, Sister Act, Leap of Faith, and Newsies. His most recent Broadway project, Aladdin, is currently playing at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Barefoot Theatre Company Celebrates 2015 Vassallo Awards with Spring GalaPhoto Coverage: Barefoot Theatre Company Celebrates 2015 Vassallo Awards with Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

Barefoot Theatre Company celebrated the 2015 Vassallo Awards with a Spring Gala at the American Ballroom Theater in Manhattan. The ceremony, hosted by VH1's Ellie Lee, honored artistic achievement as well as mentorship and educational outreach to the younger generation of artists in memory of Ed Vassallo. Vassallo's career spanned 20 years and included work producing for the LAByrinth Theatre Company and volunteering with the 52nd Street Project. (more...)

The Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADYThe Cape Playhouse to Continue 89th Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2015

The oldest professional summer theater in America, The Cape Playhouse, presents its first-ever Playhouse production of Lerner and Loewe's triumph - My Fair Lady - July 28 through August 8. Tony Nominee Hunter Foster makes his Cape Playhouse directorial debut with the unforgettable story of Eliza Doolittle, the Cockney flower girl who takes speech lessons from Professor Henry Higgins so that she can pass as a proper lady. Broadway's Ashley Brown and Jeff McCarthy star in what is generally hailed as a masterpiece of musical theatre. Set against the gorgeous scenery and costumes of Edwardian England, My Fair Lady is filled with some of the greatest songs in musical theater history: Wouldn't It Be Loverly?, With a Little Bit of Luck, The Rain in Spain, I Could Have Danced All Night, On the Street Where You Live, Get Me to the Church on Time and I've Grown Accustomed to Her Face. Lorin Latarro choreographs and Nick DeGregorio is the musical director. (more...)

GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Leads 2015 BAFTA Award Nominations; Full ListGRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL Leads 2015 BAFTA Award Nominations; Full List
by Movies News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Nominations for the EE British Academy Film Awards in 2015 were announced by Sam Claflin and Stephen Fry at a press conference held this morning, January 9th. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

ROBIN BAXTER'S BEAUTY TIPS & CHAINSAW REPAIR SHOW Set for Metro Baptist Church, 2/8ROBIN BAXTER'S BEAUTY TIPS & CHAINSAW REPAIR SHOW Set for Metro Baptist Church, 2/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

She's baaaack! Broadway's Robin Baxter (Mamma Mia, Footloose) will present Robin Baxter's Bipolar Beauty Tips & Chainsaw Repair Show, her tumultuous journey on and off Broadway with bipolar illness, for one night only at Metro Baptist Church (410 West 40th Street - between 9th & 10th Avenues) on Sunday, February 8th at 7:00 p.m. Directed by Jay Rogers (When Pigs Fly, Whoop-Dee-Doo!)with Musical Direction by Doug Katsaros (Somewhere in Time, The Toxic Avenger) the evening will include a mix of cabaret, music, song - and power point, as Ms. Baxter literally and figuratively takes a chainsaw to the stigma of mental health. Tickets are free, although donations will be accepted at the door. There will be a live chainsaw present. For more information, visit www.indiegogo.com/projects/r-b-s-bipolar-beautytips-chainsaw-repair-show. (more...)

San Jose Stage Company to Present VENUS IN FUR, 2/4-3/1San Jose Stage Company to Present VENUS IN FUR, 2/4-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

San Jose Stage Company presents David Ives' Tony Nominated Venus in Fur, with previews on February 4, 5, 6, press opening February 7, and running through March 1, 2015. (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative TeamBreaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

Alan Menken, David Zippel and Harvey Fierstein Are Writing a MRS. DOUBTFIRE Musical!Alan Menken, David Zippel and Harvey Fierstein Are Writing a MRS. DOUBTFIRE Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Alan Menken, who just boarded Broadway's HAPPY TRAILS creative team, confirmed to Entertainment Weekly today that he is also collaborating with David Zippel and Harvey Fierstein on a musical adaptation of MRS. DOUBTFIRE. (more...)

Sarah McLachlan, Moscow Ballet, Frankie Valli and More to Make Kings Theatre Debuts in 2015Sarah McLachlan, Moscow Ballet, Frankie Valli and More to Make Kings Theatre Debuts in 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Kings Theatre announced today programming for its inaugural 2015 year, as the newly revitalized entertainment palace reopens in February. (more...)

BOYHOOD, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Take Home BAFTA Awards- ALL the Winners!BOYHOOD, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL, and More Take Home BAFTA Awards- ALL the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

At the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards 2015, presented in London on February 8, BOYHOOD won best film, GRAND BUDAPEST HOTEL took home five awards, and more. Check out the full list of winners and nominees below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/4/2015 - Encores! LADY, BE GOOD, TUCK EVERLASTING in Atlanta and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/4/2015 - Encores! LADY, BE GOOD, TUCK EVERLASTING in Atlanta and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 4, 2015

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: Encores! LADY, BE GOOD kicks off, TUCK EVERLASTING premieres in Atlanta, and off-Broadway has a busy night! (more...)

ANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE is ReleasedANOTHER TIME, ANOTHER PLACE is Released
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

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Tovah Feldshuh, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This WeekTovah Feldshuh, The Skivvies & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Coming up this week, 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 or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

York Theatre Company Welcomes Michael Unger as New Associate Artistic DirectorYork Theatre Company Welcomes Michael Unger as New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes Michael Unger in his new role as Associate Artistic Director. He joins James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director, and Andrew Levine, Executive Director, in carrying out The York's mission. (more...)

The Skivvies & Vodka Stinger Set for Late Night at 54 Below This WeekThe Skivvies & Vodka Stinger Set for Late Night at 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhouseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, onstage now through September 19, 2015. Scroll down for a first look at the cast onstage, plus a shot of the team on opening night, last night, August 21, 2015. The cast and crew gathered at Bintliff's Restaurant in Ogunquit for a lively after party! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/17/2015 - D23 EXPO, Broderick & Parker in P-Town and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/17/2015 - D23 EXPO, Broderick & Parker in P-Town and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 17, 2015

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: Matthew Broderick & Sarah Jessica Parker perform together in Provincetown tonight! (more...)

Full Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEADFull Cast Set for World Premiere of THE ODYSSEY: MISSING PRESUMED DEAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

English Touring Theatre and Liverpool Everyman & Playhouse today announce the full cast for the world premiere of their co-production of The Odyssey: Missing Presumed Dead. The production reunites Simon Armitage and Nick Bagnall after their recent collaborations on The Last Days of Troy and Sir Gawain and the Green Knight. Nick Bagnall directs Lee Armstrong, Simon Dutton, Roger Evans, Polly Frame, David Hartley, Ranjit Krishnamma, Chris Reilly, Sule Rimi, Danusia Samal, Colin Tierney and Susie Trayling. (more...)

Ogunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next WeekOgunquit Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Begins Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

The Ogunquit Playhouse is thrilled to be the first regional theatre in the country to produce the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet, on stage August 19 to September 19. This high voltage rock 'n roll show, with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, is inspired by the electrifying true story of the famed recording session that brought together music icons Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis and Carl Perkins for one of the greatest jam sessions of all time. Featuring timeless hits such as 'Blue Suede Shoes,' 'Great Balls of Fire,' 'I Walk the Line,' 'Whole Lotta Shakin' Goin' On,' 'Fever,' 'Folsom Prison Blues,' 'Hound Dog' and more, this thrilling musical brings you inside the recording studio with four major talents who came together as a red-hot rock 'n' roll band for one unforgettable night. (more...)

THE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen SchwartzTHE WEDDING RINGER's Josh Gad, Jeremy Garelick Teaming on Musical Comedy Film with Tunes by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Deadline writes that Broadway and FROZEN vet Josh Gad and writer/director Jeremy Garelick just unveiled an untitled musical comedy project featuring tunes by the legendary Alan Menken, with lyrics by WICKED's Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Carman Napier, Dale Sampson and Jonathan Mesisca Will Lead EVITA at Gallery Players; Opens 4/25Carman Napier, Dale Sampson and Jonathan Mesisca Will Lead EVITA at Gallery Players; Opens 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

The Gallery Players announces EVITA, the final musical of their 48th Season. With music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice, this epic musical is directed by Mark Harborth (Rent, Dreamgirls), choreographed by Elyse Daye Hart (Dreamgirls, A Little Night Music), with music direction by Emily Croome. Carman Napier (Next to Normal) fills the title role of the Argentinian legend, with Dale Sampson (Rent) as Che, and Jonathan Mesisca making his Gallery debut as Juan Peron. EVITA opens Saturday evening, April 25th at 8pm and runs through Sunday, May 17th, 2015. (more...)

Family Portrait! Meet the Full Cast of FUN HOME, Opening Tonight on BroadwayFamily Portrait! Meet the Full Cast of FUN HOME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2015

Fun Home, the highly-anticipated, Award-winning American musical, with music by four-time Tony Award nominee Jeanine Tesori, a book and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron and direction by Drama Desk nominee Sam Gold, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 19th. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Universal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & SchwartzUniversal Beats Out Disney for Musical Comedy Featuring Josh Gad & Music by Menken & Schwartz
by Movies News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Universal Studios has beat out Paramount and Disney for the previously reported untitled musical comedy starring Josh Gad and featuring original songs by the award-winning composer lyricist team of Alan Menken (ALADDIN) and Stephen Schwartz. (PIPPIN) (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

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