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BWW Review: Le Petit Theatre Celebrates 100 Years with First Show of the Season PIPPIN
by Heidi Scheuermann - Sep 28, 2016

This past weekend was the second in a three week run of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre.  The show opened their 2016-2017 season in Le Petit's 100th year, which is something to celebrate in and of itself.  New Orleans is full of history and Le Petit has certainly been a wonderful part of that history for a whole century!  So before I go any further… congratulations to the Le Petit family, and happy 100th birthday! (more...)

BIBI FERREIRA AWARDS Celebrates The Brazilian Musical Theater For The 4th Year
by Claudio Erlichman - Sep 27, 2016

Gala Night celebrated the best musicals in Sao Paulo between July 2015 and June 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ben Vereen of STEPPIN' OUT at The Grand 1894 Opera House
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Sep 23, 2016

There's not much one can say when you look at the resume of Ben Vereen. I have to admit I thought the email to interview Mr. Vereen was a hoax or a vile trick someone was playing on me. Now the reason I say this is because he is one of my idols and reasons I studied musical theatre in college and left to go to NYC to work professionally. We are familiar with his work with Bob Fosse as the Leading Player in PIPPIN and as Judas in JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR but Mr. Vereen still continues to give us the ole razzle dazzle on the stage and on the screen. He's starred in 9 Broadway shows, has received the coveted Antionette Perry Award (The Tony), a Drama Desk Award, and a Prism Award. Nominated for an NAACP Image Award, starred in 30 plus movies and television shows, and has a huge crossover career. Ben Vereen hit the scene in Martha Graham's PRODIGAL SON in 1965 and he's been working ever since. I had the esteemed pleasure to sit and talk about his illustrious career and the current projects he's working on currently. (more...)

BWW Review: Ben Vereen's STEPPIN' OUT at the Hillman Center Provides Magical and Mesmerizing Experience
by Mike Mekus - Sep 22, 2016

Ben Vereen takes audience members through a poignant and mesmerizing night, reliving his fondest performance memories, emotional triumphs and tribulations from his career, homage to his idols, and all of his best Broadway highlights. (more...)

FUN HOME Tony Winner Michael Cerveris Comes to Broadway @ NOCCA Series This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

The Broadway @ NOCCA series first launched in early 2013 when it made the leap from its now famous summer home at The Art House in Provincetown, MA. In this, the series' fourth season in New Orleans, the star-powered tradition continues with Michael Cerveris, 2015 Tony winner for "Fun Home" on December 14 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Magician Michael Healey Returning to Maplewood
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2015

Michael Healy has worked his magic over four continents and added a splash of wonder to many theatrical productions as a consulting wizard. Somehow, he also found the time to teach in the East Orange, South Orange and Maplewood school districts, retiring as Columbia High School's assistant principal earlier this year. The Theater Project is bringing him back to Maplewood for a holiday performance 2 PM Saturday, November 28 at the Burgdorff Center for the Arts, 10 Durand Rd, Maplewood. (more...)

WATCH NOW: Your Weekly BroadwayWorld Vine Fix! 10/25/15 w/ HEATHERS, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Stephen Schwartz & More
by Maeve Riley - Oct 25, 2015

On top of our comedic content, we also aim to provide an inside look at the newest up-and-coming shows, and short (but sweet) six second interviews with all of our favorite stars. (more...)

BWW Reviews: PIPPIN, THE MUSICAL Magic, Razzle Dazzle Under the Big Top!
by Bryan-Keyth Wilson - Oct 24, 2015

The circus is in town and I ain't talking about Barnum & Bailey! The national tour of the 2013 revival of PIPPIN made its way to the Bayou City and I'm hippopotamusly happy to see this tour! When creative geniuses such as Bob Fosse and Stephen Schwartz are at the helm of the original material, there's no denying that a musical theatre maven such as myself would be overzealous. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/23/15- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2015

Today in 1972, Pippin opened at the Imperial Theatre, where it ran for 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein. (more...)

Tickets to PIPPIN at Boston Opera House on Sale 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2015

Broadway in Boston has announced that tickets for the highly anticipated upcoming engagement of PIPPIN will go on sale to the public this Sunday, October 25th.  Following its acclaimed run at the American Repertory Theatre in Cambridge, MA this captivating new production comes straight from Broadway where it won the 2013 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival. PIPPIN will play a limited two week run at the Boston Opera House February 2 - 14, 2016 as part of the 2015-2016 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

WATCH NOW: Your Weekly BroadwayWorld Vine Fix!
by Maeve Riley - Oct 16, 2015


Magic to Do! Greasepaint Youtheatre to Present PIPPIN This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2016

We've got Magic to Do - just for you! Join Greasepaint Youtheatre on a magical quest as they present PIPPIN, October 21-30, 2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Stephen Schwartz Talks Possible PIPPIN Movie, New Musical SCHIKANEDER & Much More
by Kevin Pollack - Oct 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld's Kevin Pollack was lucky enough to get a one-on-one exclusive with Oscar and Grammy winner and 6-Time Tony nominee Stephen Schwartz this past weekend on his stop through Chicago at The McAninch Arts Center at College. His tour stop was only one of a few for a show entitled 'An Evening with Stephen Schwartz and Friends.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 11/08/2015
by BWW - Nov 8, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/08/2015 for Memphis (more...)

BWW Review: The Orpheum Offers a Flippin' PIPPIN
by Joseph Baker - Nov 18, 2015

There are the warhorse musicals of Rodgers and Hammerstein, Cole Porter, and Irving Berlin; there are the lavish productions befitting Phantoms in opera houses and French revolutionaries and revisionist fairy tales (and you know the ones I mean); there are the Disney powerhouses; and . . . there are musicals of a quaint, mind-nudging nature that don't quite fit into any category. Certainly THE FANTASTICKS comes to mind, and -- at least in the previous productions I have seen -- Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN. Somewhere in my video collection is a filmed version of the musical with William Katt, and just a few years ago PIPPIN was the first musical staged at the shiny, new Playhouse on the Square (with Alvaro Francisco stepping in for a sidelined Jordan Nichols). I sometimes think that small-scale musicals are better suited to venues less grand than the Orpheum; I needn't have worried, however, as PIPPIN has acquired the kind of theatrical, Cirque du Soleil-style atmosphere that perfectly suits the show's opening number, 'Magic to Do.' (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Memphis - Week of 11/15/2015
by BWW - Nov 15, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/15/2015 for Memphis (more...)

BWW Review: THE ILLUSIONISTS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center
by Jeffrey Kare - Nov 11, 2015

THE ILLUSIONISTS National Tour at Durham Performing Arts Center (more...)

VIDEO: Stephen Schwartz Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Princess Cruises' MAGIC TO DO Musical Revue
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Last fall, Princess Cruises raised the curtain on a new musical revue titled Magic to Do, from the Oscar, Grammy and Tony award-winning composer of Wicked, Pippin and Godspell Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

The 5th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announces Nominees; Awards Show to Be Held at Pantages, 5/22
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced the nominees for THE 5TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. (more...)

BWW Review: Named as the Musical of the Decade, WICKED Opens in Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Mar 4, 2016

Wicked: The Untold Story of the Witches of Oz is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and book by Winnie Holzman. It is based on the 1995 Gregory Maguire novel Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West, an alternative telling of the 1939 film The Wizard of Oz and L. Frank Baum's classic 1900 story The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. The musical is told from the perspective of the witches of the Land of Oz; its plot begins before and continues after Dorothy's arrival in Oz from Kansas and includes several references to the 1939 film and Baum's novel. Wicked tells the story of two unlikely friends, Elphaba (the Wicked Witch of the West) and Glinda, who struggle through opposing personalities and viewpoints, rivalry over the same love-interest, reactions to the Wizard's corrupt government, and, ultimately, Elphaba's public fall from grace. (more...)

Stephen Schwartz & More Set for New Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

The award-winning composer and special guests perform selections from his catalog of stage and screen favorites like 'Magic to Do' from Pippin; 'When You Believe' from the DreamWorks' animated feature, The Prince of Egypt; 'Day By Day' from Godspell and several selections from the Broadway hit Wicked, including 'Defying Gravity.' (more...)

'Halalisa Goes Broadway: Songs from Stage and Screen' Set for Follen Community Church
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

The Halalisa Singers, a world music choral ensemble presents Halalisa Goes Broadway: Songs from Stage and Screen, on Sunday May 1, 4 pm at St. John's Episcopal Church, 1 Roanoke Avenue, Jamaica Plain, and on Friday, May 6, 8 pm, Follen Community Church, 755 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington. The ensemble is led by Artistic Director Mary Cunningham and accompanied by Trevor Berens, piano, Bertram Lehmann, percussion and Jason Davis, bass. (more...)

Music, Musicals, Art and More Slated for The Grand's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

As a premier entertainment showplace for acclaimed international stars, iconic American artists, and celebrated regional performers, The Grand 1894 Opera House continues to produce an annual performing arts season that delivers 'living in the moment' entertainment experiences that capture the imagination of its audiences. Its 2016-2017 Performing Arts Season will include many such memorable events. (more...)

BWW Blog: Durham Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season Recap
by Jeffrey Kare - Jun 23, 2016

Since the 2015-16 Season at the Durham Performing Arts Center has wrapped up, I decided to give you guys a little recap. While there were several different offerings that range from overhyped (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) to thought-provoking, yet a little divisive (Cabaret) to entertaining (42nd Street) to compelling (If/Then), these are some of my top picks of the season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/12/16- PIPPIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 12, 2016

Today in 1977, Pippin closed at the Minskoff Theatre, after having played 1944 performances. Pippin is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz and a book by Roger O. Hirson. Bob Fosse, who directed the original Broadway production, also contributed to the libretto. The musical uses the premise of a mysterious acting troupe, led by a Leading Player, to tell the story of Pippin, a young prince on his search for meaning and significance. The original cast included: Eric Berry, Jill Clayburgh, Leland Palmer, Irene Ryan, Ben Vereen, and John Rubinstein. (more...)

Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Among Performers at Democratic National Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites have each announced on social media that they will be performing at next week's Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia. (more...)

EXCLUSIVE UPDATE: Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway, Melissa Errico Part of Televised Performance Wednesday Night at Democratic Convention
by Michael Dale - Jul 22, 2016

A trio of Broadway and cabaret favorites, Seth Rudetsky, Liz Callaway and Melissa Errico will be giving a televised performance Wednesday night at the Democratic National Convention (more...)

BWW Review: THE DAWNING OF AQUARIUS at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Alan Portner - Jul 15, 2016

Selection of 20th Century songs recalls fun of 60s and 70s (more...)

Photo Flash: They've Got Magic to Do- First Look at Broadway-Bound THE ILLUSIONISTS: TURN OF THE CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

THE ILLUSIONISTS will return to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season for a limited engagement, playing November 25, 2016 through January 1, 2017, this year at the Lunt-Fontanne Theater (205 W 46th St). (more...)

BWW Review: As Dynamic As Ever, BEN VEREEN Again Lights Up Feinstein's/54 Below With Unabashed Optimism
by Alix Cohen - Jan 27, 2016

Attending a Ben Vereen show these days is like worshipping at the altar of Happy. As he displayed once again on Monday's opening night of his latest run at Feinstein's/ 54 Below, the veteran entertainer exudes palpable pleasure at being on stage while repeatedly expressing gratitude to his audience. Performance is deeply sincere. Vereen seems possessed by spirit. When not singing, eyes often closed, his body echoes the sinuous (Bob Fosse) movement that helped established his early reputation. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Legendary Ben Vereen, Back at 54 Below
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 27, 2016

Vereen talks about his arts advocacy, the Oscars controversy, 'Hamilton' and more. (more...)

BWW Review: PIPPIN at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Jan 27, 2016

The 1970's was an era of self discovery, rebellion and personal exploration. Broadway was morphing from the stock musical comedy formula towards the darker issues of life not usually seen on the musical stage . There was a young Stephen Sondheim delving into the deep interpersonal relations of marriage in COMPANY and FOLLIES, while Michael Bennett had gathered a group of young dancers who were exposing their inner demons and life stories in A CHORUS LINE. Meanwhile the composer Stephen Schwartz began his career with PIPPIN and would later write hit scores for GODSPELL and WICKED (more...)

PIPPIN Comes to PPAC, February 16 - 21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2016

The 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN, described as "an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza" by NY1, visits the Providence Performing Arts Center February 16 - 21, 2016. In Providence, PIPPIN is part of the Taco/White Family Foundation Broadway Series. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte & Music of Stephen Schwartz Set for Center for the Arts, 2/2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Ben Vereen, Debbie Gravitte, and Scott Coulter celebrate the incredible songbook of a legendary Broadway composer and lyricist in Defying Gravity: The Music of Stephen Schwartz at Pepperdine University's Smothers Theatre in Malibu on February 2 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Sets 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to shine with its 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You! (more...)

BWW Review: Towne Centre's BLACK TIE BROADWAY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 6, 2016

Luckily, for audiences of Towne Centre Theatre's 2016 season-opening Black Tie Broadway, an original revue conceived by director/arranger John Ray, they are offered two hours of entertainment given a luxe treatment by a 13-member cast who are having a swell time singing the best of musical theater. Consistent and confident, Ray's cast bring a plethora of showtunes to the stage of the Brentwood theater - some you'll remember from the very first note, others you may be hearing for the first time. (more...)

Broadway Legend Ben Vereen to Headline Palace Theatre's SPOTLIGHT SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Spotlight Soiree, The Palace Theatre's annual gala and largest fundraiser, will light up the night on Thursday, March 31 at 6pm.  The evening features Broadway and TV star Ben Vereen who will dazzle audiences with song, dance and unforgettable anecdotes.  The 2016 Arts Ovation Award Honoree is RFR Realty.  Ben Vereen show tickets (starting at $35) and Gala tickets are available at PalaceStamford.Org or by calling the box office at 203-325-4466. (more...)

Astonishing PIPPIN at PPAC is a Spectacular Must-See
by Robert Barossi - Feb 17, 2016

There are some shows that tempt a reviewer to write a lengthy essay going into great detail about the many reasons why the show succeeds or fails. Other shows make a reviewer simply want to say, 'Just go see this show,' and nothing more. While there is, of course, much to say about the touring production of the Broadway musical Pippin, now at Providence Performing Arts Center, the production's merits can absolutely be summed up briefly: See. This. Show. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway Sacramento's PIPPIN is Extraordinary
by Harmony Wheeler - Dec 31, 2015

The "Magic to Do" in Broadway's "Pippin" owes as much to simple storytelling and relatable "players" as to actual magic tricks and acrobatic wonders. A knife-throwing act here, a disappearing act there, the grand circus tent concept that helped the musical win its Tony Award for Best Revival fits flawlessly. But a beautiful new conclusion and a quest for meaning set to Stephen Schwartz's spellbinding music also capture the soul of live theatre. On that count, nothing has changed since the show's 1972 premiere. Young prince Pippin searches for his "corner of the sky," dabbling in war, sex and politics as a "Lead Player" guides him toward one grand "finale." (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Theatre School Director & Founder Mickey McNany Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has confirmed the loss of its beloved Theatre School Founding Director Mickey McNany, who lost her brave battle with cancer on Wednesday morning.  (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/25; Broadway-Bound BRIGHT STAR and THE GREAT COMET, WEST SIDE STORY and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 25, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington DC, Boston, Sydney, and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include BRIGHT STAR and WEST SIDE STORY in DC, NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET in Boston, and THE SOUND OF MUSIC in Sydney, just to name a few. (more...)

AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC to Premiere Third Season on NJTV, 1/6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2015

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced that the 3rd Season of the award-winning American Songbook at NJPAC series will be broadcast on NJTV beginning January 6, 2016 (check local listings). (more...)

BWW Review: BEN VEREEN Finds Magic to Do at Catalina Jazz Club
by Don Grigware - Dec 21, 2015

On Friday December 18 the legendary Ben Vereen came to Catalina Jazz Club for his latest one-man cabaret An Evening with Ben Vereen. Backed by three fabulous musicians, musical director David Loeb at the piano, Tom Kennedy on bass and Marc DiCianni on drums, Vereen took the stage for 70 minutes and let fly. There was enough energy and passion abounding for three performers, let alone one. Known as a primo dancer, that was at a minimum, as he is approaching 70, but he moved in constant rhythm across the stage and back as he lovingly sang 20 songs, mostly from Broadway. There was very little patter; Vereen poured his soul into the work and kept his packed house begging for more. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Begins Performances 12/29 in Sacramento
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN - described as 'An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!' by NY1. PIPPIN will have a limited engagement at Sacramento Community Center Theater from Dec. 29 - Jan. 3. The cast includes Gabrielle McClinton as Leading Player; Brian Flores as Pippin; John Rubinstein, who played the role of Pippin in the original Bob Fosse-directed Broadway production, as Charles; Sabrina Harper as Berthe; Bradley Benjamin as Catherine; and Kate Wesler as Fastrada. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Shea's Buffalo Theatre in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN - at Shea's Buffalo Theatre January 26 -January 31, 2016.  Described as "An eye-popping, jaw-dropping, VISUALLY STUNNING extravaganza. THE THRILL OF THE SEASON!" by NY1. (more...)

LaMonte McLemore of The 5th Dimension Shares Memories of Broadway, Sinatra, and More in HOBO FLATS Memoir
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

He founded one of the most popular singing groups of the proverbial rock era, The 5th Dimension. Their Grammy-winning, uplifting anthems for a generation, 'Aquarius/Let the Sunshine In' and 'Up-Up and Away' brought soothing yet exhilarating harmony during the turbulent times of the late '60's. (more...)

Composer Stephen Schwartz Has 'MAGIC TO DO' at Maltz Jupiter Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

The chance to see Stephen Schwartz perform his music onstage at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre for a one-night-only benefit concert? It's the kind of opportunity that only comes once in a lifetime. (more...)

Tickets to Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016-17 Season on Sale 5/2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre is ready to shine with its 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You! (more...)

Sneak Peek - Stephen Schwartz on THIRTEEN's American Songbook at NJPAC, 4/17
by TV News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

Stephen Schwartz and Friends will air on THE AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC on Sunday, 4/17 at 1pm on THIRTEEN; and 3:30pm on WLIW21. (more...)

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