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From the play Merrily We Roll Along by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart

STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Reveals Broadway Secrets for LYRICS & LYRICISTS!STAGE TUBE: Jeremy Jordan Reveals Broadway Secrets for LYRICS & LYRICISTS!
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2015

In anticipation of the concert, Jeremy Jordan is revealing some Broadway secrets. Check out what he was able to reveal in 30 second below! (more...)

Update: It's Official! Jennifer Hudson Will Make Broadway Debut Next Fall in Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE!Update: It's Official! Jennifer Hudson Will Make Broadway Debut Next Fall in Revival of THE COLOR PURPLE!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Following rumors earlier today that Jennifer Hudson would be making her Broadway debut in a revival of THE COLOR PURPLE, producers have now confirmed that the Oscar winner will indeed head to the Great White Way. Beginning next fall, John Doyle's critically acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production of The Color Purple, the landmark musical will come to Broadway with the Grammy, Academy Award, Golden Globe and BAFTA Award winner in the role of Shug Avery, despite earlier reports that she'd be taking on the role of Celie. (more...)

Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (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...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens at the Vaudeville Theatre TonightDI AND VIV AND ROSE Opens at the Vaudeville Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose opens at the Vaudeville Theatre tonight 29 January 2015. Anna Mackmin returns to direct Amelia Bullmore's funny and insightful comedy about female friendship. Tamzin Outhwaite* reprises her role as Di and will be joined by Samantha Spiro as Viv and Jenna Russell as Rose. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable SongsBWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable Songs
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 25, 2015

After seeing the new INTO THE WOODS movie twice over the holidays, I posted on Twitter about how two of the songs had stuck with me. After a tweet conversation, my BWW colleague Jeff Walker and I decided to put our heads together to try and come up with a list of Sondheim's most hummable tunes. Despite not discussing it beforehand, Jeff ended up picking songs from the 1960s and 70s, and I filled in the gaps with numbers from the 80s and 90s. (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, AprilJohn Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the WingsAaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Anna Francolini and Michael Xavier will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. (more...)

Temple Theaters to Present ARCADIA, 2/11-21Temple Theaters to Present ARCADIA, 2/11-21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Temple Theaters continues its 2014-2015 Season with Tom Stoppard's 1993 masterpiece Arcadia, directed by Liz Carlson, performing February 11-21 in the Tomlinson Theater. This classic drama, describe by The Times as a "perfect marriage of ideas and high comedy," follows the inhabitants of a wealthy English country estate, Sidley Park, as they wrestle with secrets, discovery, and romance. Crossing the centuries, Arcadia explores the mysterious human intersection between head and heart, with passion and wit. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Present Wesleyan's Commencement AddressTwitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda Will Present Wesleyan's Commencement Address
by BWW Staff - Jan 21, 2015

On Twitter, Lin-Manuel Miranda had this to say @Lin_Manuel: Honored honored honored. See you nerds at @Weswings. GO WES! #PartyonFountain Miranda is the composer-lyricist of Broadway's In the Heights, which received four 2008 Tony Awards (including Best Orchestrations, Best Choreography and Best Musical), with Lin-Manuel receiving a Tony Award for Best Score, as well as a nomination for Best Leading Actor in a Musical. He is the recipient of a 2009 Grammy Award for In the Heights, Original Broadway Cast Album and was named a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. Lin-Manuel contributed new songs to the revival of Stephen Schwartz'sWorking, collaborated with Arthur LaurentsandStephen Sondheim on Spanish translations for the 2009 Broadway Revival of West Side Story, and most recently, partnered with Jeff Whitty, Tom Kitt and Amanda Green for Bring It On: The Musical. He starred in the Encores! production of Merrily We Roll Along. His next musical, Hamilton, will have its world premiere at The Public Theater in 2015. ' (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Accept Arden Theatre Company's First-Ever Master Storyteller Award This SummerStephen Sondheim to Accept Arden Theatre Company's First-Ever Master Storyteller Award This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as the first recipient of the new Master Storyteller Award. Sondheim will be present to accept the award at a ticketed award ceremony and concert, on Monday, June 1st, at a fundraising event that benefits the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & MoreInDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 21, 2015

Today we are talking to the originator of leading roles in two iconic Tony Award-winning musicals of the 1990s and 2000s, RENT and AIDA, as well as a notable presence on the Great White Way in musicals such as CABARET, CHICAGO and MEMPHIS - the charismatic and steel-voiced Adam Pascal. Reflecting on his career highlights as part of Jonathan Larson's seminal rock musical RENT and how it defined an entire generation, Pascal opens up about his participation in the early stages of the show as well as comments on the enduring legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning musical in its 20th anniversary year. Furthermore, Pascal sheds some light on his other originating role in a Broadway musical as part of Elton John and Tim Rice's Disney stage musical AIDA, sharing observations on headlining a new musical of such epic proportions. Most importantly, Pascal previews what audiences can expect from his upcoming East Coast concerts coming up later this month and what sort of evening of story and song he has planned for his passionate fan-base. Additionally, Pascal reflects on his runs in a handful of revivals ranging from Kander & Ebb's long-running CHICAGO to the last Roundabout Theatre Company revival of CABARET as well as starring in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS. Plus, Pascal offers the 411 on his new self-penned stage adaptation of the unique M. Night Shyalaman superhero film UNBREAKABLE and what his plans are for the project currently in development. All of that, potential future roles he would like to take on someday soon, his upcoming feature films PUNK IS DEAD and THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: HALLELUJAH, CHESS observations and much, much more with one of Broadway's most recognizable modern leading men! (more...)

Joan Curto to Bring Sondheim 85th Birthday Tribute to Chicago, 3/07-28Joan Curto to Bring Sondheim 85th Birthday Tribute to Chicago, 3/07-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2015

Called 'a cabaret icon' by NBC Chicago, After Dark Award-winning vocalist Joan Curto performs her new tribute show Joan Curto Sings Sondheim- everybody says don't, that will be marking the 85th birthday of celebrated composer Stephen Sondheim (March 23, 1925). (more...)

Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 BelowAnn Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ('Merrily We Roll Along'), Pamela Myers ('Company') & Chip Zien ('Into The Woods') in 'SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS' this weekend, January 16 & 17, 2015. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAINTony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change) and Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance) have just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next MonthAmas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed byChristopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held on Monday, February 9th at 6pm and Tuesday, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company to Bring OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE to Ravinia FestivalThe Music Theatre Company to Bring OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE to Ravinia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The Music Theatre Company joins forces with The Ravinia Festival for a special one night engagement of OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE: An Evening About Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro on Saturday, January 31 at 8:30 pm at Ravinia Festival's Bennett Gordon Hall, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park, IL. Tickets for OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE are $10 and available by calling the Ravinia Festival Box Office at (847) 266-5100 or visiting www.ravinia.org. (more...)

BSO's Jack Everly to Conduct AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER, 1/22BSO's Jack Everly to Conduct AN EVENING WITH JASON ALEXANDER, 1/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (January 12, 2015) — The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly will lead the BSO SuperPops in a concert featuring actor and Broadway star Jason Alexander, Thursday, January 22 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and on Friday, January 23 at 8 p.m., Saturday January 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 25 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. Best known for his iconic portrayal of George Costanza on the hit series “Seinfeld,” Alexander first had a successful and lengthy Broadway career. He joins the Orchestra to reminisce about his remarkable and versatile career on the stage and screen, performing songs from several Broadway favorites, including Music Man, Pippin and Merrily We Roll Along. Please see below for complete program details. (more...)

Amy Spanger, Emily West & More Set for 54 Below this WeekAmy Spanger, Emily West & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 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...)

BSO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly to Lead 'An Evening with Jason Alexander,' 1/22-25BSO Principal Pops Conductor Jack Everly to Lead 'An Evening with Jason Alexander,' 1/22-25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) Principal Pops Conductor ?Jack Everly will lead the BSO SuperPops in a concert featuring actor and Broadway star Jason Alexander, Thursday, January 22 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and on Friday, January 23 at 8 p.m., Saturday January 24 at 8 p.m. and Sunday, January 25 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jeremy Jordan, Kate Baldwin & More Sing Sondheim at LYRICS & LYRICISTSPhoto Coverage: Jeremy Jordan, Kate Baldwin & More Sing Sondheim at LYRICS & LYRICISTS
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 12, 2015

Lyrics & Lyricists gets going on the opening show of its 45th season with 'A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheimand Harold Prince Collaboration' continuing tonight, January 12. Artistic director David Loud, himself a frequent Sondheim collaborator, explores the 1970-1981 partnership behind the groundbreaking musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along - with cast members Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley, and Jeremy Jordan. Check out photos from the special concert event below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for January 12-18, Featuring Donna Vivino, Chip Zien, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top Cabaret Picks for January 12-18, Featuring Donna Vivino, Chip Zien, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 11, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Mamma Mia! Dads in Concert; Kander and Ebb and All That Jazz; Sondheim Originals: Old Friends; Donna Vivino: The Friends and Family Plan; and Band Geeks in Concert. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Danielle Hope & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAnnaleigh Ashford, Danielle Hope & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 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...)

Sheldon Harnick and More Set for IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Tonight at 54 BelowSheldon Harnick and More Set for IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE Tonight at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The 14th edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE will feature performances from an amazing lineup of Broadway stars to be announced, and will feature stories about & songs from an incredible array of musicals. It takes place tonight, February 9, 2015 at 9:30 p.m. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This WeekAmas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed by Christopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held tonight, February 9th at 6pm and tomorrow, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse (244 West 54th Street - between Broadway & 8th Avenue). (more...)

Jason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 SeasonJason Alexander, Pink Martini, Lea Salonga and More Set for Cincinnati Pops' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

?The Cincinnati Pops Orchestra and Conductor John Morris Russell are delighted to announce the Pops' 2015-2016 season at Cincinnati Music Hall, the fifth under the direction of Mr. Russell. The season, presented by PNC along with the Pops Artist Series Sponsor, The Otto M. Budig Family Foundation, features exciting guest artist debuts, alongside the return of the best genres and artists that have built the Pops into an American icon. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 9-15, Featuring Alysha Umphress, Joshua Henry, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 9-15, Featuring Alysha Umphress, Joshua Henry, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 8, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Alysha Umphress & Joshua Henry: Romantic Duets; If It Only Even Runs a Minute: 14th Edition; The Lost Boys: Live!; A Very Broadway Valentine's Day: Featuring Alysha Umphress & Santino Fontana; and It's Only Love: An Evening of Broadway Love Songs. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Alabanza! Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps It Up On Broadway & Off - IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: Alabanza! Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps It Up On Broadway & Off - IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 6, 2015

Today we are celebrating the incredibly accomplished multi-award-winning performer, composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Sharon Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include MY FAIR LADY, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & MoreSharon Playhouse's 2015 Season to Include MY FAIR LADY, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, announces the 2015 summer season of musicals and plays My Fair Lady, Merrily We Roll Along, Little Shop of Horrors, Georgie: The Life and Death of George Rose, Peter and the Starcatcher, and the new musical, True Love. (more...)

Jonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING to Return to West End, JuneJonathan Harvey's BEAUTIFUL THING to Return to West End, June
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Nikolai Foster's celebrated anniversary production of Jonathan Harvey's Beautiful Thing will return to the West End in 2015, playing a limited season at the Arts Theatre where it originally enjoyed sell-out success, from 3 June - 11 July. This London season will be part of an 18 week UK tour, opening in Canterbury in March, then visiting Birmingham, Manchester, Guildford, Nottingham, Northampton, Leicester, Cardiff and Brighton. (more...)

APAC to Stage Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG This SpringAPAC to Stage Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

The Award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC), has announced that their 14th season spring musical will be Merrily We Roll Along, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and a book by George Furth, based on the original play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, and directed by APAC's Artistic Director Dev Bondarin. The musical begins on Thursday, April 30, 2015 and continues through Saturday, May 23, 2015. APAC's performance venue is located at the Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (@ 30th Rd), in Astoria, Queens. (more...)

Exclusive Photos + Interview: LADY, BE GOOD's Patti Murin & Colin Donnell on Reuniting on Stage, Upcoming Broadway Wedding & More!Exclusive Photos + Interview: LADY, BE GOOD's Patti Murin & Colin Donnell on Reuniting on Stage, Upcoming Broadway Wedding & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 4, 2015

Murin and Donnell, who star opposite each other as Susie Trevor and Jack Robinson in the show, also happen to be one of Broadway's cutest couples. The duo recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about reuniting on stage, planning their upcoming wedding, and so much more. Check out the full interview below, as well as photos from their photo shoot with BroadwayWorld's own Kevin Thomas Garcia! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway Love Birds Patti Murin and Colin Donnell!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Meet Broadway Love Birds Patti Murin and Colin Donnell!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Feb 4, 2015

Murin and Donnell, who star opposite each other as Susie Trevor and Jack Robinson in the show, also happen to be one of Broadway's cutest couples. Below, check out photos from their photo shoot at City Center with BroadwayWorld's own Kevin Thomas Garcia and CLICK HERE for our full interview with the du (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Spoilers!NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Spoilers!
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Feb 28, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on spoilers: (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Erik Liberman in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Erik Liberman in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Marina Kennedy - Feb 25, 2015

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Erik Liberman who will play the role of Clopin Trouillefou in Paper Mill Playhouse's production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame. (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

Paulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPaulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 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...)

DI AND VIV AND ROSE to Close Next Month at the VaudevilleDI AND VIV AND ROSE to Close Next Month at the Vaudeville
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Hampstead Theatre's critically acclaimed production Di and Viv and Rose opened at the Vaudeville Theatre on 29 January 2015 and will now close early on 14 March 2015, according to the show's website. (more...)

MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Coming to Temple Theaters' Randall Theater, 3/12-22MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Coming to Temple Theaters' Randall Theater, 3/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Temple Theaters continues its 47th Season with Merrily We Roll Along, Directed by Brandon McShaffrey, with musical direction by Bryan DeSilva. Featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, the show runs March 12-22. Based on a 1934 play by George S. Kaufman and Moss Hart, in which a playwright sacrifices his principles for popularity, Merrily We Roll Along examines artistic integrity and ambition against the backdrop of the 60s and 70s. Staged simply in the intimate Randall Theater with two pianos, this production allows the Sondheim's moving score to take center stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with Baltimore Symphony - What a Gifted PerformerBWW Reviews: JASON ALEXANDER with Baltimore Symphony - What a Gifted Performer
by Charles Shubow - Feb 2, 2015

Conductor Michael Krajewski subs for BSO Pops Conductor Jack Everly (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/19/2015 - ONE DAY, THE NOMAD and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/19/2015 - ONE DAY, THE NOMAD and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 19, 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: ONE DAY opens tonight, Tony winner Elizabeth Swados' THE NOMAD begins at the Flea and more! (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe Performs in Hometown Gig TonightBetsy Wolfe Performs in Hometown Gig Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Hands in the Community presents 'Betsy Wolfe and Friends' at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main Street, tonight, February 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Kate Fleetwood to Lead HIGH SOCIETY at the Old Vic This SpringKate Fleetwood to Lead HIGH SOCIETY at the Old Vic This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Cole Porter's classic feel-good musical HIGH SOCIETY comes to The Old Vic in a glittering new production staged in the round. According to the Daily Mail, Kate Fleetwood will star as socialite 'Tracy Lord' in the show, to be directed by Olivier-winning director and musical star Maria Friedman (Merrily We Roll Along). HIGH SOCIETY is slated to begin previews April 30 with an official opening on May 14, 2015. (more...)

Las 'Cançons inesperades' de Daniel Anglès se instalarán en el Goya del 5 al 8 de marzoLas 'Cançons inesperades' de Daniel Anglès se instalarán en el Goya del 5 al 8 de marzo
by Siscu Valenzuela - Feb 11, 2015

El espectáculo de Anglès y Tejada ofrecerá 4 únicas funciones en este emblemático teatro de Barcelona. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside 14th Edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Inside 14th Edition of IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE at 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 10, 2015

Sometimes Broadway musicals run forever, like Cats or Les Miserables. But sometimes, Broadway musicals run for only a minute, like Merrily We Roll Along, High Fidelity, or Via Galactica. This is their story. If It Only Even Runs A Minute is the Bistro Award-winning concert series celebrating rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from underappreciated musicals. Created and hosted by 54 Below Director of Programming Jennifer Ashley Tepper and Book of Mormon's Kevin Michael Murphy, with musical direction by Joshua Zecher-Ross, each concert includes performances and stories from original cast members and writers of selected featured shows, as well as new interpretations. (more...)

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