BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2015: ADULT-ISH Is An Hilarious Look At Not Quite Growing UpBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2015: ADULT-ISH Is An Hilarious Look At Not Quite Growing Up
by Barry Lenny - Jun 29, 2015

Luna Eclipse is a multi-talented performer, best known around Adelaide as a Burlesque artist. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2015: JEN DE NESS IN SEE THINGS LIKE YOU Looks At The Lives Of Patrons Of A Tango ClubBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FRINGE 2015: JEN DE NESS IN SEE THINGS LIKE YOU Looks At The Lives Of Patrons Of A Tango Club
by Barry Lenny - Jun 29, 2015

Jen de Ness is a singer and songwriter, co-composing with her husband, Bill Atkinson, who accompanies her on guitar for this performance. (more...)

Syfy's GEEKS WHO DRINK to Debut Next MonthSyfy's GEEKS WHO DRINK to Debut Next Month
by TV News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Syfy invites techies, trekkies and pop culture junkies to play along with Geeks Who Drink, a new weekly game show hosted and executive produced by Zachary Levi, star of NBC's Chuck and upcoming Heroes Reborn. Premiering Thursday, July 16 from 11-11:30PM ET/PT, the series kicks off the network's new weekly, 11PM late-night programming hour, which also includes the new original series, Reactor. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: REVIEWING THE SITUATION Tells Lionel Bart's Life StoryBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: REVIEWING THE SITUATION Tells Lionel Bart's Life Story
by Barry Lenny - Jun 25, 2015

Phil Scott is simply marvellous as Lionel Bart. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: RAY JESSEL - NAUGHTY OR NICE Is The Result Of Decades Of Unrecognised BrillianceBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: RAY JESSEL - NAUGHTY OR NICE Is The Result Of Decades Of Unrecognised Brilliance
by Barry Lenny - Jun 24, 2015

From the heights of hilarity, to deeply meaningful ballads, Jessel captivated the audience. (more...)

America's Largest Free Outdoor Concert Series Is BackAmerica's Largest Free Outdoor Concert Series Is Back
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

This summer, the power of free, live music to strengthen the social fabric of our communities is on radiant display, with more than 400+ free Levitt concerts across the country. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Swung Out In AdelaideBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: THE GLENN MILLER ORCHESTRA Swung Out In Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jun 23, 2015

Close your eyes and it could have been the original orchestra. (more...)

New iLoveKickboxing Fitness Franchise to Open in Cambridge, MANew iLoveKickboxing Fitness Franchise to Open in Cambridge, MA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

Purchased by local entrepreneur Lenny Anderson, the franchise is expected to open in the coming months. There is no firm opening date at this time. iLoveKickboxing is pleased to announce the opening of another franchise in Cambridge, MA. Like the hundreds of other locations, this one too will incorporate the workouts of professional fighters, while making them accessible and fun to the average man or woman looking to lose weight and get in shape. In the workouts, members strap on authentic boxing gloves and perform authentic conditioning drills and kickboxing techniques on real heavy bags. Passionate instructors motivate them and encourage them to 'go the extra mile' to get the results that members seek. This marks the 106th location of the franchise, which has grown rapidly over the past few years. 'We're very happy to be part of this community and all of the communities our studios are in,' stated CEO Michael Parrella. 'iLoveKickboxing locations give back a lot. They help people get healthy and in shape, they provide fun jobs and career paths, and they're always running all kinds of fundraisers and charity drives to give back and help those in need. That's the ILKB way.' About iLoveKickboxing.com: iLoveKickboxing.com is a fitness kickboxing franchise that takes the workouts of professional fighters, and makes them accessible for men and women looking to lose weight and tone muscle. Their program emphasizes community, fun, and support for long-lasting results. Information on classes is available at http://ilovekickboxing.com. Information on the iLoveKickboxing.com franchise opportunity is available at http://myilovekickboxing.com. If you'd like more information about iLoveKickboxing.com or this topic, or would like to schedule an interview, please call Lenny Anderson at 1-857-259-5058 or send an email to Info@eightlimbsstudios.com. Contact: Lenny Anderson Tel: 857-259-5058 Email: info@eightlimbsstudios.com (more...)

Alan Menken's DUDDY KRAVITZ Extends in MontrealAlan Menken's DUDDY KRAVITZ Extends in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to announce seven new performances to its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: LADY RIZO - UNESCORTED Is Pure Cabaret RoyaltyBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: LADY RIZO - UNESCORTED Is Pure Cabaret Royalty
by Barry Lenny - Jun 22, 2015

Lady Rizo, as any of her fans will tell you, has a magnificent voice. (more...)

BWW Reviews: IT'S JUST SEX Asks Whether There Is Such A Things As Sex Without ConsequencesBWW Reviews: IT'S JUST SEX Asks Whether There Is Such A Things As Sex Without Consequences
by Barry Lenny - Jun 22, 2015

Congratulations must go to the Rep for stepping out of their comfort zone. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Alan Menken's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ in MontrealPhoto Flash: First Look at Alan Menken's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ in Montreal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production! (more...)

Dan Patlansky to Play London Borderline Show, 12/5Dan Patlansky to Play London Borderline Show, 12/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

After taking the UK by storm in April of this year, critically acclaimed South African singer-songwriter and guitarist, Dan Patlansky is pleased to announce a one-off concert at London's The Borderline on Saturday December 5, with special guest Aaron Keylock.  Tickets priced at ?14 are on sale now from The Gig Cartel, and the 24-hour ticket hotline 0844 478 0898.  The London Borderline show follows his special guest slot on Joe Satriani's “Shockwave” November 2015 UK Tour. (more...)

Judy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors FestivalJudy Collins & More Added to This Summer's Lincoln Center Out of Doors Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

Lincoln Center Out of Doors one of the country's longest-running, free, summer outdoor festivals opens its 45th season on July 22, 2015. A range of concerts, dance performances, family events, related film screenings, talks, and an exhibition will be presented across three weeks, from July 22 - August 9. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: CLASS OF CABARET 2015 Showcased Young People Who Might Be The Stars Of The FutureBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: CLASS OF CABARET 2015 Showcased Young People Who Might Be The Stars Of The Future
by Barry Lenny - Jun 16, 2015

The standard of performances this year was as high as we have come to expect from these marvellous young artists. (more...)

Scholastic to Publish New Novel from the Author of ROOMScholastic to Publish New Novel from the Author of ROOM
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

NEW YORK, NY—(June 16, 2015)—Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, has acquired the first middle grade novel by Room international bestselling author Emma Donoghue. The Lotterys Plus One will be released in the U.S. under the Arthur A. Levine Books imprint and edited by Levine himself for publication in February 2017. The deal was brokered by Kathleen Anderson of Anderson Literary Agency.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Brings Presidential Concerts To AdelaideBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE Brings Presidential Concerts To Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jun 13, 2015

Harper Clements looks back over her forty years, working in the White House. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: FRISKY AND MANNISH Bring Modern Cabaret To AdelaideBWW Reviews: ADELAIDE CABARET FESTIVAL 2015: FRISKY AND MANNISH Bring Modern Cabaret To Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jun 12, 2015

Frisky and Mannish are no strangers to Adelaide audiences, and their many fans turned out in force. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/12; 'Phenomenal' JC SUPERSTAR in KC, RED in St. Petersburg and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 6/12; 'Phenomenal' JC SUPERSTAR in KC, RED in St. Petersburg and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington DC, St. Petersburg, Adelaide, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include an 'astonding' SCIENCE AND SOULMATES in DC, a 'phenomenal' JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in Kansas City, and full coverage of the Adelaide Cabaret Festival, just to name a few. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre's METLab Festival of New Work Set for Next MonthMaryland Ensemble Theatre's METLab Festival of New Work Set for Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Maryland Ensemble Theatre is proud to announce the creation of a festival of new works in this summer's METLab. The festival will feature a "Plays in Progress" series that will include a full production and staged readings at various levels of development including a chance to see the same work at different stages. The festival will also feature free "Coffee House Readings" staged in a relaxed atmosphere with live music, wine and of course java.  All plays are by Maryland natives.  MET Artistic Director Tad Janes is enthusiastic about sharing these original works with MET audiences. "METLab was created because the passion for new voices had started spilling over. Our ensemble was ready to create a play development festival that served the needs of the playwright. We aim to give voice to new playwrights and give local artists a space to be heard." (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC at the DouglasPhoto Flash: First Look at HOW TO BE A ROCK CRITIC at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The world premiere production of 'How to be a Rock Critic' opens Wednesday, June 17 at 8 p.m. and continues through June 28 in a limited engagement of 12 performances at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre. Based on the writing of Lester Bangs, the rock critic who reached iconic status in the 1970s with his passionate, intellectually honest writing, 'How to be a Rock Critic' will be performed in the theatre's rehearsal space, Upstairs@KDT. Presented as part of DouglasPlus, it is a co-production with South Coast Repertory. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

BWW Interviews: MARK NADLER IN A NUTSHELL Is Coming To AdelaideBWW Interviews: MARK NADLER IN A NUTSHELL Is Coming To Adelaide
by Barry Lenny - Jul 9, 2015

Mark Nadler is visiting his second home, Adelaide, in South Australia, and then going on to perform for the first time in Melbourne AND Sydney. (more...)

Josh Groban to Headline US Open Opening Night Ceremony, 8/31Josh Groban to Headline US Open Opening Night Ceremony, 8/31
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Through a partnership with the US Open, Josh Groban will performduring the Opening Night Ceremony for the 2015 US Open on August 31, 2015 at the USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center. Josh will be performing selections from his album, Stages. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter Melissa Manchester Comes to Feinstein's This WeekendBWW Interviews: Grammy-Winning Singer/Songwriter Melissa Manchester Comes to Feinstein's This Weekend
by Linda Hodges - Jul 8, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S AT THE NIKKO WELCOMES GRAMMY AWARD-WINNING SINGER, SONGWRITER MELISSA MANCHESTER, FOR TWO PERFORMANCES ONLY JULY 10 & 11, 2015! (more...)

Maria Muldaurs's Acclaimed Debut Album on 200g Vinyl Now OutMaria Muldaurs's Acclaimed Debut Album on 200g Vinyl Now Out
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Exhibit Records will release Maria Muldaur's critically acclaimed first solo recording on 200g vinyl. Muldaur's compelling debut features savvy studio vets, talented guests, strong tunes and Muldaur's best-known single 'Midnight at the Oasis,' (more...)

Northern Broadsides to Tour THE WINTER'S TALENorthern Broadsides to Tour THE WINTER'S TALE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015

Following the critical success earlier in the year with their production of King Lear, the acclaimed Yorkshire theatre company Northern Broadsides will return to the works of Shakespeare this autumn with a daringly theatrical and heartbreakingly human new staging of his tale of reconciliation, love and forgiveness - The Winter's Tale. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez  and More in The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEASTPhoto Flash: First Look at Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More in The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Just in!  BroadwayWorld and The Muny present a first look at Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which is running through August 7, 2015. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved family classic is directed by Matt Lenz, choreographed by Vince Pesce and music directed by Ben Whiteley.  Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of The Muny's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Starring Kate Rockwell, Nicholas Rodriguez and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 30, 2015

Just in! BroadwayWorld and The Muny present a first look at highlights of Disney's Beauty and the Beast, which is running through August 7, 2015. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved family classic is directed by Matt Lenz, choreographed by Vince Pesce and music directed by Ben Whiteley. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!Eddie Izzard and More to Star in Film Remake of WHISKY GALORE!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 30, 2015

Comic stars Gregor Fisher, Eddie Izzard and John Sessions will be wetting their whistle in the upcoming film reboot of WHISKY GALORE! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Family Fun at The MUNY with BEAUTY AND THE BEASTBWW Reviews: Family Fun at The MUNY with BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Chris Gibson - Jul 30, 2015

Each year The MUNY makes it a point to present a full-blown musical that's aimed at the younger set. This year it's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, which was given the patented Disney treatment when adapted for the stage from their own 1991 animated film. So, it retains plenty of the elements that made the film so successful, while also featuring some additional songs by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, some of which were cut from the movie. There's no denying the appeal of this material, and it's a perfect way to introduce kids to the wonders of live theatre in such a lovely setting, and on such a grand scale. (more...)

Randy Newman to Close Out Pittsburgh Symphony's SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/30Randy Newman to Close Out Pittsburgh Symphony's SUMMER WITH THE SYMPHONY, 7/30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

PITTSBURGH – Performing in Pittsburgh for the first time since 1977, Randy Newman, whose music speaks to multiple generations, closes the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra's Summer with the Symphony: Thursday Night Icons series on July 30 at 7:30 p.m. at Heinz Hall. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BETRAYAL Is Astoundingly Good TheatreBWW Reviews: BETRAYAL Is Astoundingly Good Theatre
by Barry Lenny - Jul 29, 2015

For once, a play by Pinter is directed by somebody who understands the playwright. (more...)

Kate Rockwell & Nicholas Rodriguez Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Beginning Tonight at the MunyKate Rockwell & Nicholas Rodriguez Star in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Beginning Tonight at the Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The Muny's production of Disney's Beauty and the Beast begins tonight, July 29, and runs through August 7, 2015. With music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, and book by Linda Woolverton, this beloved family classic is directed by Matt Lenz, choreographed by Vince Pesce and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Rob Thomas, Barekaned Ladies & More Set for LIVE IN THE VINEYARD in NovemberRob Thomas, Barekaned Ladies & More Set for LIVE IN THE VINEYARD in November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

“Live In The Vineyard” today announced the first round of artists for the sixteenth installment of the exclusive festival which will include multi-Platinum selling artists Rob Thomas and Barenaked Ladies as part of the star-studded line-up set to take place amidst the lush scenery of boutique wineries in Napa Valley, California November 5-8. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PERFECTIONIST Revives An Early And Rarely Performed Play By David WilliamsonBWW Reviews: THE PERFECTIONIST Revives An Early And Rarely Performed Play By David Williamson
by Barry Lenny - Jul 28, 2015

Adapt Enterprises Pty. Ltd. has turned to one of Australia's best-known and most prolific playwrights, David Williamson, for their latest production, The Perfectionist. (more...)

Eddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren & More Among Toronto Film Festival Line-UpEddie Redmayne, Helen Mirren & More Among Toronto Film Festival Line-Up
by Movies News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The 40th Toronto Film Festival has just announced the Gala Presentations and Special Presentations films for this year's event. (more...)


by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Academy Award® winner Diane Keaton joins two-time Academy Award®nominee Jude Law in THE YOUNG POPE, the eight-episode drama series from Paolo Sorrentino (more...)

Neuroscientist and Composer Dave Soldier Releases Two Collections via Mulatta RecordsNeuroscientist and Composer Dave Soldier Releases Two Collections via Mulatta Records
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

These companion releases of Soldier's solo piano (In Black & White) and quartet music (In Four Color) dissect and explore the two classic forms of the classical tradition. Together they encompass five hours of compositions spanning thirty years. (more...)

THE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This AugustTHE COUNTRY HOUSE Set for TheatreWorks This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2015/2016 season with the Regional Premiere of The Country House. This recent Broadway hit is the latest from Donald Margulies, the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of Dinner with Friends. A revered stage and film star summons her show-biz family to her Berkshires home for a summer stock season soon overstocked with memories. In a Chekhovian blend of witty comedy and poignant drama, they grapple with fame, art, the promise of romance, and the frustration of faded dreams -- and as always, each other. (more...)

Daniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet Set for Jacob's Pillow, 7/29-8/2Daniel Ulbricht & Stars of American Ballet Set for Jacob's Pillow, 7/29-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Following last season's popular BALLET 2014 engagement, New York City Ballet principal dancer Daniel Ulbricht returns with a topflight ensemble in remarkable works by a variety of acclaimed choreographers, performed to live music, July 29-August 2 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Principals, soloists, and corps de ballet members of New York City Ballet and Boston Ballet perform works by prominent artists including iconic American choreographer Jerome Robbins; New York City Ballet's current resident choreographer Justin Peck; Danish dancer, director, and choreographer Johan Kobborg; and Tony Award-winning choreographer Christopher Wheeldon, who achieved both his choreographic start and widespread acclaim at New York City Ballet. (more...)

50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Shea Stadium- Set for 8/8 at Brooklyn Bowl50th Anniversary of The Beatles at Shea Stadium- Set for 8/8 at Brooklyn Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015

Come together for a very special event... Sid Bernstein Presents 2015: The Brooklyn Invasion - a 50th Anniversary celebration of The Beatles historic August 15, 1965 concert at Shea Stadium - featuring THE LONDON SOULS plus special guests LAWRENCE and THE MYLES MANCUSO BAND. The concert will take place on Saturday, August 8 at 8:00PM at Brooklyn Bowl (61 Wythe Avenue, Brooklyn, NY). DJ Kevin Barker will spin classic 45s from 6:00 PM. General Admission tickets are $15 for standing room only. To order tickets go to http://www.brooklynbowl.com/event/880579-brooklyn-invasion-london-brooklyn/ or visit the Brooklyn Bowl box office. (more...)

Stage and Screen Actress Marisa Tomei to Recur on EMPIRE Season 2Stage and Screen Actress Marisa Tomei to Recur on EMPIRE Season 2
by TV News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Stage vet Marisa Tomei has signed on for FOX's EMPIRE season 2.  (more...)

Lenny Kravitz to Play Wolf Trap, 9/1Lenny Kravitz to Play Wolf Trap, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

Wolf Trap announces the addition of Lenny Kravitz to the Summer 2015 season.  The Grammy-winning chart-topper will make his Wolf Trap debut September 1. Tickets go on sale to Wolf Trap members (donors) beginning today, and are on sale to the general public on July 10. Visit WolfTrap.org for more information. (more...)

Exclusive STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken Rehearses for New Musical DUDDY KRAVITZExclusive STAGE TUBE: Alan Menken Rehearses for New Musical DUDDY KRAVITZ
by Stage Tube - Jul 18, 2015

The world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken, is in the process of rehearsals for the recent production, and BroadwayWorld was on the scene to get an exclusive first look. Check it out below! (more...)

Cast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough TheatreCast Announced for WE KNOW WHERE YOU LIVE at Finborough Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2015

In a new production commissioned by the Finborough Theatre and originally seen as a staged reading as part of Vibrant -- A Festival of Finborough Playwrights 2013, the world premiere of We Know Where You Live  by Steven Hevey, the award-winning Playwright-on-Attachment at the Finborough Theatre, runs at the Finborough Theatre, playing nine Sunday and Monday evenings from Sunday, 2nd August 2015 (Press Night: Monday, 3rd August 2015 at 7.30pm). (more...)

SHARKNADO: THE MUSICAL? BWW Shares Our Dream Casting!SHARKNADO: THE MUSICAL? BWW Shares Our Dream Casting!
by TV News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

While only a pipe dream at this point, BWW pondered which 'celebrity' sharks from the world of entertainment could be cast in the title role? (more...)

Titan Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature 'EARNEST,' 'CAESAR' & MoreTitan Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature 'EARNEST,' 'CAESAR' & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2015

Titan Theatre Company announced today its highly anticipated 2015/16 season at their home as the "Company in Residence' at Queens Theatre in beautiful Flushing Meadows Park in Queens. (more...)

Alan Menken's 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' to Receive Cast RecordingAlan Menken's 'DUDDY KRAVITZ' to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2015

The Segal Centre for Performing Arts is delighted to announce seven new performances to its world premiere production of The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz: The Musical, based on the novel by Mordecai Richler, with book and lyrics by David Spencer and an original music by eight-time Oscar winning composer Alan Menken. (more...)

BWW Interview: Alan Menken Gets His Wish for DUDDY KRAVITZ Musical; Talks Broadway Goals, Hunchback and MoreBWW Interview: Alan Menken Gets His Wish for DUDDY KRAVITZ Musical; Talks Broadway Goals, Hunchback and More
by Alan Henry - Jul 10, 2015

For Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken - his musical based on the book and film The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz is what he calls 'a passion project, definitely.' Menken's version of Duddy Kravitz as a musical, which he co-wrote with David Spencer, was originally produced in the 1980's in Philadelphia. 'We did it in Philadelphia and we had a provision in the contract where we had to have a first class production (which Philadelphian wasn't) in order for the rights to merge, and when that didn't happen nobody could do (license) this musical…' Menken told me from inside the Segal Centre in Montreal while on break from rehearsals. (more...)


by Erica Miner - Jul 10, 2015

She was hand-picked by Leonard Bernstein to sing Mimi in his Grammy nominated La boheme (more...)

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