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WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony TheatreWORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Tony Yazbeck!In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Tony Yazbeck!
by Walter McBride - May 7, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered for the annual press event and brunch - and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, BroadwayWorld will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Tony Yazbeck, Best Actor in a Musical nominee for On the Town.  (more...)

Mazz Murray Joins MAMMA MIA! As Tanya From June 2015!Mazz Murray Joins MAMMA MIA! As Tanya From June 2015!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

There will be major cast changes for MAMMA MIA! in London from Monday 8 June.  Mazz Murray will be joining the cast as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky.  Also joining the cast from 8 June will be Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie.  Dianne Pilkington will continue to star as Donna Sheridan, with Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry and Charles Daish as Bill.  At certain performances, the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Shona White. (more...)

Sian Reeves, Shaun Williamson And Ben Lewis Join Cast Of LOVE ME TENDER TourSian Reeves, Shaun Williamson And Ben Lewis Join Cast Of LOVE ME TENDER Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of "LOVE ME TENDER" - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Alexandra Silber and Anthony Andrews to 'Dance All Night' in MY FAIR LADY at The MunyBWW Exclusive: Alexandra Silber and Anthony Andrews to 'Dance All Night' in MY FAIR LADY at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

BroadwayWorld is ecstatic to report that The Muny in St. Louis will welcome Alexandra Silber and Anthony Andrews to the stage in its summer production of MY FAIR LADY, running June 15-21, 2015. (more...)

West End & Ireland's LOVE ME TENDER Announces Full Cast, Including Shaun WilliamsonWest End & Ireland's LOVE ME TENDER Announces Full Cast, Including Shaun Williamson
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Adam Spiegel Productions, Robert G. Bartner and the Ambassador Theatre Group are delighted to announce the full cast for the UK and Ireland tour of "LOVE ME TENDER" - the new musical inspired by and featuring the music of Elvis Presley.  (more...)

West End's MAMMA MIA! Announces 'Major' Cast Additions, Including Mazz MurrayWest End's MAMMA MIA! Announces 'Major' Cast Additions, Including Mazz Murray
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

There will be major cast changes for MAMMA MIA! in London from Monday 8 June.  Mazz Murray will be joining the cast as Tanya, Jo Napthine as Rosie, Gabriella Williams as Sophie Sheridan and James Darch as Sky.  Also joining the cast from 8 June will be Louise Young as Ali, Stephanie Fearon as Lisa, Dan Partridge as Pepper and Rory Phelan as Eddie.  Dianne Pilkington will continue to star as Donna Sheridan, with Richard Trinder as Sam, Alasdair Harvey as Harry and Charles Daish as Bill.  At certain performances, the role of Donna Sheridan will be played by Shona White. (more...)

BWW Reviews: In The Midst Of The Biggest Water Supply Crisis In Sao Paulo, 'URINAL - O Musical' (Urinetown) Debuts With Very Crowded Sessions.BWW Reviews: In The Midst Of The Biggest Water Supply Crisis In Sao Paulo, 'URINAL - O Musical' (Urinetown) Debuts With Very Crowded Sessions.
by Claudio Erlichman - May 6, 2015

URINAL - O Musical, the Brazilian version of URINITOWN, directed by Ze Henrique de Paula, arrives in Sao Paulo at the Teatro do Nucleo Experimental, in Barra Funda. The stage production, whose project was awarded by Ze Renato Theater Award, has as its main inspiration the German cabarets of the first half of the twentieth century, especially the works of Bertolt Brecht and Kurt Weill. (more...)

THE FRIDAY 5 ON WEDNESDAY: Focus on Motherhood the MusicalTHE FRIDAY 5 ON WEDNESDAY: Focus on Motherhood the Musical
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 6, 2015

Today, the spotlight shines on Jennifer Whitcomb-Oliva, Sue Fabisch, Jaclyn Lisenby Brown and Corrie Miller, the cast of director Kim Nygren's ensemble for Motherhood the Musical, opening tonight at TPAC's Andrew Johnson Theatre. Fabisch created the show, so let's hope she's happy with the way things are going… (more...)

Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!Opera North Announces 2015-2016 Season, Featuring KISS ME, KATE, INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Opera North today announces its mainstage work for the 2015/16 season, cementing its reputation as England's most adventurous and ambitious opera company: a flagship Northern arts organisation. (more...)

James Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This WeekJames Monroe Iglehart, Robin De Jesus & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 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...)

Nominations for 20th Annual Rising Star Awards Announced!Nominations for 20th Annual Rising Star Awards Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Tony Yazbeck!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Tony Yazbeck!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes 2015 Tony nominee for On the Town- Tony Yazbeck. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck Reflects on His History with GYPSY- 'I Never Wanted It to End'BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck Reflects on His History with GYPSY- 'I Never Wanted It to End'
by Richard Ridge - May 22, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with 2015 Tony nominee for On The Town, Tony Yazbeck, to discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which Yazbeck discuss his history with GYPSY. Check back Saturday morning to watch the full interview! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/2015 - Outer Critics Circle Gala, THE OTHER THING, EVER AFTER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/21/2015 - Outer Critics Circle Gala, THE OTHER THING, EVER AFTER and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 21, 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: Awards season continues at Sardi's, THE SOUND AND THE FURY & THE OTHER THING open off-Broadway, EVER AFTER starts up at Paper Mill and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Mike McGowan and Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Coming to The Old GlobePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Mike McGowan and Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE, Coming to The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

?The Old Globe and Hartford Stage's co-production of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter, will be choreographed by Peggy Hickey and directed by Hartford Stage Artistic Director and former Old Globe Shakespeare Festival Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, who won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which made its world premiere at The Old Globe and Hartford Stage in 2013. The Hartford Stage engagement runs May 14 - June 14; The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 1 and run through August 2, with opening night on Thursday, July 9 at 8:00 p.m. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Michael Colby's THE ALGONQUIN KID Book Event Set for the Historic National Arts Club, 6/18Michael Colby's THE ALGONQUIN KID Book Event Set for the Historic National Arts Club, 6/18
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Journey with us through the illustrious history of New York's Algonquin Hotel, as told by a man who grew up there. Michael Colby's grandparents, Ben and Mary Bodne, owned the hotel from 1946 to 1987. (more...)

Laurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film ScreeningsLaurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Old Globe will throw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park's Centennial. All of San Diego is invited to join us for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre's 80th Anniversary. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie, will alternate introducing the films. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Nathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at CannesNathan Lane's New Comedy LOUNGE ACT Makes World Premiere at Cannes
by Movies News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arclight Films is proud to announce that LOUNGE ACT is having its World Market Premiere at the 2015 Cannes Film Festival. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck on ON THE TOWN- 'It's a Nice, Beautiful Surprise'BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck on ON THE TOWN- 'It's a Nice, Beautiful Surprise'
by Richard Ridge - May 20, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with 2015 Tony nominee for On The Town, Tony Yazbeck, to discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which Yazbeck discuss his connection with the role of Gabey and what it has been like to be a part of this incredible revival. Check back Saturday morning to watch the full interview! (more...)

TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21TN Shakespeare Co. & U of M to Present MIDSUMMER NIGHT'S DREAM, 6/4-21
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company (TSC), the Mid-South's professional classical theatre, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance presents a magical, family-friendly, Louisiana bayou-inspired production of A Midsummer Night's Dream on the U of M's Mainstage from June 4-21. (more...)

Alan Cumming to Headline The Cabaret's 2015 Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More in IndianapolisAlan Cumming to Headline The Cabaret's 2015 Season, Featuring Norm Lewis, Laura Osnes and More in Indianapolis
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Alan Cumming headlines The Cabaret's 2015 Summer/Fall Season with his one-man show Alan Cumming Sings Sappy Songs. The Scottish actor-singer unveils a naughty and comical evening of song on September 12th and 13th.   (more...)

Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!Casting Announced for MACK & MABEL UK & Ireland Tour - Michael Ball, Rebecca LaChance and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The full cast has been confirmed for the major new production of the classic Broadway musical Mack & Mabel, which will embark on a UK & Ireland Tour in Autumn 2015 following its premiere at Chichester Festival Theatre, and stars double Oliver award-winning Michael Ball and Rebecca LaChance. (more...)

Adam Garcia to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in MelbourneAdam Garcia to Star in SINGIN' IN THE RAIN in Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2015

The splash-hit West End stage production SINGIN' IN THE RAIN will open at Melbourne's Her Majesty's Theatre in May 2016 starring an all Australian cast including star of stage and screen Adam Garcia. Tickets will go on sale this coming Friday 8 May. (more...)

Lesli Margherita Leaving Broadway's MATILDA This FallLesli Margherita Leaving Broadway's MATILDA This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Lesli Margherita -- MATILDA THE MUSICAL's long-running 'Mrs. Wormwood'? -- revealed via Twitter today that she will be departing the show on September 6, 2015. (more...)

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Coming to Philipstown Depot Theatre, 5/30SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Coming to Philipstown Depot Theatre, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

 Sondheim Unplugged, New York's long-running hit revue (currently in residence at Manhattan's 54 Below), will make a special, one night only appearance in Putnam County on Saturday, May 30th at 8pm at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, located on Garrison's Landing in Garrison, NY. Tickets, $30, may be obtained by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1167073 or by calling 1.800.838.3006. A smash, sold-out success when it was presented at the Depot in 2011 & 2013, the show makes its' triumphant return this Spring - get your tickets fast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita RiveraPhoto Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

BROADWAY GYPSY TEA DANCE recently gathered at the rooftop bar Top of the Strand at the Strand Hotel (33 West 37th Street) to celebrate Chita Rivera's 2015 Tony Award nomination, enlisting dancers from most of Broadway's shows. Those represented included The King & I, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, Something Rotten, Wicked, American in Paris, The Lion King and gypsies who danced with Rivera in her last Broadway show A Dancer's Life. Check out a look back below! (more...)

The Colony, Palm Beach to Kick Off Off Intimate Saturday Evenings in the Royal Room with T. Oliver Reid This MonthThe Colony, Palm Beach to Kick Off Off Intimate Saturday Evenings in the Royal Room with T. Oliver Reid This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The summer menu in the Royal Room will include USDA “Prime” beef aged in-house and several fresh and delicious seafood selections. Best of all, many of the savory choices will be prepared with herbs and vegetables grown in The Colony's all-natural on-site garden. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/15; BIG FISH in Milwaukee, KISS ME KATE in Memphis and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 5/15; BIG FISH in Milwaukee, KISS ME KATE in Memphis and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 15, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Rhode Island, Milwaukee, Italy, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include BIG FISH at First Stage in Milwaukee, KISS ME KATE in Memphis, and THE WHO'S TOMMY in LA, just to name a few. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: New Dramatists Honor Brian Stokes Mitchell at Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2015

New Dramatists, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, just honored Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. The event featured musical performances from some of Mitchell's most memorable shows by Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (King Hedley II, Hallelujah Baby), Nicolette Robinson (Brooklynite, TV's 'The Affair,' 'Hart of Dixie') and Leslie Odom, Jr. (Hamilton, NBC's 'Smash'), and Tony nominated Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q, Carnival at City Center Encores!). BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Directs KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight in HartfordDarko Tresnjak Directs KISS ME, KATE, Beginning Tonight in Hartford
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak will helm Kiss Me, Kate-his first musical since winning the 2014 Tony Award for Best Direction of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder. A co-production with The Old Globe in San Diego, Kiss Me, Kate will play for only four weeks, from tonight, May 14-June 14. (more...)

New Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell TodayNew Dramatists' Spring 2015 Luncheon Honors Brian Stokes Mitchell Today
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/14/2015 - 'FURY' & 'MENAGERIE' Off-Broadway, 'DEADLAND' in Seattle and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/14/2015 - 'FURY' & 'MENAGERIE' Off-Broadway, 'DEADLAND' in Seattle and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 14, 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: Two classics begin off-Broadway, Brian Stokes Mitchell is feted at lunch, Darko Tresnjak directs Kiss Me, Kate, and JASPER IN DEADLAND comes to Seattle! (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...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Heights Players to Present KISS ME, KATEHeights Players to Present KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Heights Players wraps up its "Season of Firsts" by presenting the glorious musical that won the first-ever Tony awarded for Best Musical, Kiss Me, Kate.  Considered to be one of Broadway's treasures, this musical has wit, charm and true Broadway energy, with much of the credit going to the brilliant score by Cole Porter.  Kiss Me, Kate opens Friday, May 15th at the Heights Players and will run through Sunday, May 31st. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 47th consecutive summer season with the Broadway favorite, Guys and Dolls, from June 11-21, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Set in Damon Runyon's jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway's Chicago, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Broadway veteran David Hugo (LES MISERABLES) returns to direct Frank Loesser's romantic comedy that demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a 'doll.' Reagle Music Theatre is the long-running regional theater company known for casting Broadway stars alongside regional talent. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

UPDATE: REBECCA Publicist Marc Thibodeau Responds to Latest RulingUPDATE: REBECCA Publicist Marc Thibodeau Responds to Latest Ruling
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

As reported last night, Broadway's ever-evolving REBECCA scandal continues, with press agent Marc Thibodeau having been found liable for sending emails that caused a potential investor to pull $2.25 million from the musical, a move that forced the project to a halt. (more...)

The Broadway Tenors to Perform Benefit Concert in BaltimoreThe Broadway Tenors to Perform Benefit Concert in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Edward A. Myerberg Center will present The Broadway Tenors in Concert, an evening of favorite musical theatre hits, at its annual fundraising event Thursday June 4, 2015 at 7:00pm, at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, 21208. (more...)

Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!Jason Gotay, Ellen Harvey & More Join Starry Cast of INTO THE WOODS at The Muny; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The Muny announced today its complete cast for Stephen Sondheim (music and lyrics) and James Lapine's (book) Into The Woods, playing July 21-27. The production will be directed by Gary Griffin, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Brad Haak. (more...)

Broadway Publicist Found Liable in REBECCA Scandal; Musical Eyeing Spring 2016 BowBroadway Publicist Found Liable in REBECCA Scandal; Musical Eyeing Spring 2016 Bow
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

In the latest legal news from Broadway's ever-evolving REBECCA scandal, Deadline writes that press agent Marc Thibodeau has been found liable for sending emails that caused a potential investor to pull $2.25 million from the musical, a move that forced the project to a halt. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Playhouse 'Brushes Up' KISS ME, KATEBWW Reviews: Playhouse 'Brushes Up' KISS ME, KATE
by Joseph Baker - May 11, 2015

For its spring musical, Playhouse on the Square has reached several decades back and produced -- not an 'old warhorse of a musical' (sorry, Rodgers and Hammerstein) -- but a true thoroughbred, Cole Porter's sparkling, innovative (at the time) Kiss Me, Kate. Just as Shakespeare himself created enduring plays by utilizing the best plots and characters of other works, so did Porter and his collaborators, Bella and Samuel Spewack -- they went right to the Bard himself, and in building their own superb entertainment around the rollicking THE TAMING OF THE SHREW, they created such a witty, enjoyable romp that would cause even the immortal Shakespeare to set aside his pen, smile, and snap his garters. (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The lineup for tonight, May 11, 2015 at 8 pm, highlighting THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1966-1990, features: PATRICK PAGE (Spider-Man/The Hunchback of Notre Dame), JENNY POWERS (Little Women/Follies/Grease), NOAH RACEY (Thoroughly Modern Millie/Curtains), BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY (The Threepenny Opera), MARY TESTA (Two Time Tony Nominee On the Town/42nd Street) and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: T. Oliver Reed, J. Elaine Marcos and More Play the Met RoomPhoto Flash: T. Oliver Reed, J. Elaine Marcos and More Play the Met Room
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

On Monday, April 27th, the Metropolitan Room was packed with Broadway & Aspiring artists who shared new works and cheered each other on at the Broadway Artists & Friends Open Mic & Mingle. Hosted by JERSEY BOYS' Peter Gregus, audiences were treated to an up close look at singers trying out new songs & sharing their stories. The evening was intimate, joyful and full of opportunities for everyone involved to make invaluable industry connections. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes MitchellLeslie Uggams, Leslie Odom, Jr. & More to Perform at New Dramatists' Luncheon, Honoring Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

NEW DRAMATISTS, Tony Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, will honor Tony Award winning actor and Chairman of the Board of The Actors Fund, Brian Stokes Mitchell with their 2015 Distinguished Achievement Award at its 66th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Emily Bergl, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Holt McCallany and More Set for 54 CELEBRATES JULIE WILSON This MayEmily Bergl, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Holt McCallany and More Set for 54 CELEBRATES JULIE WILSON This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents TV stars Emily Bergl, Holt MaCallany, Broadway stars Rita Gardner, Anita Gillette, Amy Spanger, Lee Roy Reams, Raissa Katona Bennett and Cabaret stars Steve Ross, Baby Jane Dexter, Sidney Myer and Mark Nadler in 54 celebrates Julie Wilson on Saturday, May 9, 2015 and Thursday, May 14, 2015, both shows at 7pm. (more...)

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