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Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Reunite for Ronald McDonald House Benefit Concert at 54 BelowKelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale to Reunite for Ronald McDonald House Benefit Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

On Monday, October 6, 2014 five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara and Drama Desk nominee Steven Pasquale will perform an intimate benefit concert titled Kelli O'Hara and Friends at 54 Below, located at 254 West 54th Street. The evening is a joint benefit in support of PopsEd Programs at Ronald McDonald House® New York, which provide creative outlets to the children and families in residence. Hosted by Steven Reineke, Music Director of The New York Pops, the evening will also feature performances by children participating in the PopsEd programs at Ronald McDonald House® New York, along with some special surprise guests. The benefit will start with a champagne reception at 5:30PM followed by dinner and a performance at 6:30PM. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/2/14 - Andrea Martin Returns to PIPPIN, 'NICE WORK' on Tour and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/2/14 - Andrea Martin Returns to PIPPIN, 'NICE WORK' on Tour and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 2, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Andrea Martin returns to PIPPIN, and 'NICE WORK' and DIRTY DANCING head out on tour! (more...)

Tickets for Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara-Led 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I Go on Sale TodayTickets for Ken Watanabe and Kelli O'Hara-Led 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I Go on Sale Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2014

Tickets for the upcoming revival of THE KING AND I at the Lincoln Center Theater go on sale to the general public today, Oct. 19. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara & Matthew Morrison to Join New York Pops at Carnegie Hall in DecemberKelli O'Hara & Matthew Morrison to Join New York Pops at Carnegie Hall in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

On December 19 and 20, 2014 at 8:00 PM, The New York Pops will present an evening full of holiday cheer at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage featuring Tony, Emmy and two-time Golden Globe nominee, Matthew Morrison, and five-time Tony nominee Kelli O'Hara. The orchestra will also be joined by Judith Clurman's Essential Voices USA. Music Director and Conductor Steven Reineke will lead the concert, which will include festive classics like "Carol of the Bells," "It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year," and "Winter Wonderland," plus some of the Broadway's most beloved musical numbers. (more...)

FAR FROM HEAVEN's Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson and More Set For Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, TodayFAR FROM HEAVEN's Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson and More Set For Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2013

FAR FROM HEAVEN's Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson and Nancy Anderson will perform at Barnes & Noble with special guests Scott Frankel and Michael Korie in celebration of the release of the musical's Original Cast Recording. They will also be signing CDs. It all takes place tonight, November 13 at 7 p.m. on the event stage at the Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 86th and Lexington. (more...)

FAR FROM HEAVEN Cast Recording, with Kelli O'Hara and Isaiah Johnson, Out TodayFAR FROM HEAVEN Cast Recording, with Kelli O'Hara and Isaiah Johnson, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2013

Playwrights Horizons previously announced that the critically-acclaimed score for their World Premiere production of the new musical FAR FROM HEAVEN had been preserved as an Original Cast Recording and will be released by PS Classics, the label dedicated to the heritage of Broadway and American popular song, today, November 12. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Headlines The Cabaret at the Columbia Club's 2014 Gala TonightKelli O'Hara Headlines The Cabaret at the Columbia Club's 2014 Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

The Cabaret has announced that the performer for their 2014 Annual Fundraiser Gala will be five-time Tony nominee, Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

FAR FROM HEAVEN's Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson and More Set For Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, 11/13FAR FROM HEAVEN's Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson and More Set For Performance, CD Signing at Barnes & Noble, 11/13
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2013

FAR FROM HEAVEN's Kelli O'Hara, Isaiah Johnson and Nancy Anderson will perform at Barnes & Noble with special guests Scott Frankel and Michael Korie in celebration of the release of the musical's Original Cast Recording. They will also be signing CDs. It all takes place on Wednesday, November 13 at 7 p.m. on the event stage at the Barnes & Noble, Upper East Side, 86th and Lexington. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara- 'It Remains Sparkly!'BWW TV Exclusive: Meet the Nominees- THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara- 'It Remains Sparkly!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2015

We are yet another day closer to the biggest night on every theatre-lover's calendar- the 69th Annual Tony Awards, which will be co-hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming on Sunday, June 7 (8PM on CBS). Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Below, we bring you an exclusive interview with Kelli O'Hara, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical nominee for The King and I. (more...)

Playwrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries to THE QUALMS' First PreviewPlaywrights Horizons Now Accepting Lottery Entries to THE QUALMS' First Preview
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Playwrights Horizons is now accepting entries for its popular LIVEforFIVE online lottery for up to two $5 tickets each to the New York premiere of THE QUALMS, a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated).  Directed by Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park and Completeness at PH; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; this season's A Delicate Balance and The Heidi Chronicles), the play is the final production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.    (more...)

SAG Foundation & BWW Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School TonightSAG Foundation & BWW Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This Today, The New School for Drama, SAG Foundation, and BroadwayWorld.com will present a 90-minute career Conversations with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, starring together in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, O'Hara and Pasquale will share experiences from their careers on stage and screen and their current collaboration with a packed house of more than 400 union actors and drama students at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium. (more...)

A COFFIN IN EGYPT, Starring Frederica von Stade, Comes to the Wallis, 4/23-27A COFFIN IN EGYPT, Starring Frederica von Stade, Comes to the Wallis, 4/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the West Coast premiere of A Coffin in Egypt, a new chamber opera in one act, based on the play, A Coffin in Egypt by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, for three performances only April 23, 25 and 27 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. A Coffin in Egypt stars mezzo-soprano Frederica von Stade, one of opera's most beloved figures, whose formidable bravura has won her wide acclaim. Ricky Ian Gordon, the composer, has also composed The Grapes of Wrath, Rappahannock County, and Orpheus and Euridice. Leonard Foglia, librettist and director, directed Master Class on Broadway and Jake Heggie's Opera Last Acts. (more...)

SAG Foundation & BWW to Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School, 3/20SAG Foundation & BWW to Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

This Thursday, The New School for Drama, SAG Foundation, and BroadwayWorld.com will present a 90-minute career Conversations with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, starring together in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, O'Hara and Pasquale will share experiences from their careers on stage and screen and their current collaboration with a packed house of more than 400 union actors and drama students at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven PasqualeBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. An upcoming installment will feature Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale - currently starring on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' on March 20 (3:15PM). The event will take place at The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center 63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Street). (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European TourRichard Nelson's THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to Launch European Tour
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's award-winning THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY will tour Europe for five weeks beginning April 23 at The Find Festival in Berlin. The other tour venues include The May International Festival in Weisbaden, Germany; The Brighton Festival in the United Kingdom; and the Vienna Festival in Austria where the tour will conclude on May 23. The tour is being produced by David Eden, Executive Producer for David Eden Productions, and co-produced and general managed by Tim Smith for Pemberley Productions. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven PasqualeBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an inaugural filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. An upcoming installment will feature Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale - currently starring on Broadway in The Bridges of Madison County - and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' on March 20 (3:15PM). The event will take place at The John L. Tishman Auditorium at the University Center 63 Fifth Avenue (between 13th & 14th Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: THE KING AND I Star Kelli O'Hara's Best Leading Actress Tonys SpeechSTAGE TUBE: THE KING AND I Star Kelli O'Hara's Best Leading Actress Tonys Speech
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical tonight, and you can see her genuine, goofy and touching speech in full below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage Quick Change at the Tonys with Kelli O'HaraSTAGE TUBE: Backstage Quick Change at the Tonys with Kelli O'Hara
by Stage Tube - Jun 8, 2015

THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical tonight, and delivered a stunning performance on the broadcast! Check out this backstage video to see a never-before-seen look at the star's quick change during the broadcast! (more...)

BWW TV: THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara on Her Tony Win- 'I'm Gonna do That Worm!'BWW TV: THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara on Her Tony Win- 'I'm Gonna do That Worm!'
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2015

THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara just took home the 2015 Tony Award for Best Leading Actress in a Musical last night. Below, check out what she had to say about finally taking home a much-deserved trophy and what was going through her head during her unforgettable acceptance speech! (more...)

THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara Wins 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress Leading Role MusicalTHE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara Wins 2015 Tony Award for Best Actress Leading Role Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2015

Kelli O'Hara has won the 2015 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for her role as Anna in THE KING AND I.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown, Steven Pasquale & More Honor Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara at BeccoPhoto Flash: Jason Robert Brown, Steven Pasquale & More Honor Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara at Becco
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

On Wednesday afternoon, friends and family of Tony-nominated actress Kelli O'Hara gathered for an intimate luncheon at Lidia Bastianich's famed New York restaurant Becco. Jason Robert Brown, Steven Pasquale, Greg Naughton, and Lidia Bastianich herself raised a glass to O'Hara and her achievements this season in Bridges of Madison County. Check out photos from the luncheon yesterday, below! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees - Kelli O'HaraIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees - Kelli O'Hara
by Walter McBride - Jun 4, 2015

Just weeks ago, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Kelli O'Hara, Best Performance by a Leading Actress in a Musical nominee for The King and I. (more...)

Breaking News: Ken Watanabe to Star Opposite Kelli O'Hara in Bartlett Sher's 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I!Breaking News: Ken Watanabe to Star Opposite Kelli O'Hara in Bartlett Sher's 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

The Public Theater Adds Richard Nelson Three-Play Cycle to SeasonThe Public Theater Adds Richard Nelson Three-Play Cycle to Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced today that the world premiere of a new Richard Nelson three-play cycle, THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, has been added to the 2015-2016 downtown season. Written and directed by Nelson, Play One: HUNGRY will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. As with The Apple Family Plays, each play in THE GABRIELS cycle will feature a core acting company and will open on the day it is set and unfold in real time over a couple of hours. The second play in the cycle will open in September 2016 and the final play will open on Election Night November 8, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: True to Her Word, Kelli O'Hara DOES the Worm on TwitterVIDEO: True to Her Word, Kelli O'Hara DOES the Worm on Twitter
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 10, 2015

True to her word, O'Hara turned to Twitter Tuesday night and posted a video of herself performing the iconic dance move in her dressing room (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same NameKelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same Name
by Sally Henry - Jul 5, 2015

It's a great year to be named Kelli/Kelley. At this year's Tonys ceremony, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara won her long-awaited Tony Award, and almost exaclty a month later, U.S. Soccer player Kelley O'Hara will compete in the World Cup finals today, July 5. (more...)

BWW TV: Kelli O'Hara Lights Up A CAPITOL FOURTHBWW TV: Kelli O'Hara Lights Up A CAPITOL FOURTH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Yesterday, America's national Independence Day celebration kicked off the festivities for our country's 238(th) birthday with an all-star salute led by Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event featured performances by: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli; Grammy Award-winning music legend Patti LaBelle; platinum recording artist and songwriter Philip Phillips; multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; the world-famous Muppets; five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald; country music superstar Sara Evans; singer-songwriter Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and HEFFRON DRIVE; and five-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline The Cabaret at the Columbia Club's 2014 Fundraiser GalaKelli O'Hara to Headline The Cabaret at the Columbia Club's 2014 Fundraiser Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Cabaret has announced that the performer for their 2014 Annual Fundraiser Gala will be five-time Tony nominee, Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara to Perform One-Night-Only Benefit Concert at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 8/11Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara to Perform One-Night-Only Benefit Concert at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that the magnetic five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara returns to Williamstown to perform a special one-night-only benefit concert, An Enchanted Evening with Kelli O'Hara, on the Main Stage, Monday, August 11th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More Set for BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Event at 92Y TonightKelli O'Hara, Steven Pasquale & More Set for BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Event at 92Y Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2014

Tonight, Jan. 5, 92Y hosts an evening with the stars and director behind the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County at 7:30 pm. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara (Francesca) and Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid) will join Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher and composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown for a conversation moderated by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel. The evening will also include a few performances of songs from the show. (more...)

92Y to Host Evening with Cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, 1/592Y to Host Evening with Cast of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013

92Y presents an evening with the stars and director behind the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County, on Sunday, January 5 at 7:30 pm. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara (Francesca) and Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid) join Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher for a conversation moderated by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel. The evening will also include a few performances of songs from the show. (more...)

Breaking News: Hunter Foster to Join Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale in Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYBreaking News: Hunter Foster to Join Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale in Broadway's THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013

Producers Jeffrey Richards, Stacey Mindich, and Jerry Frankel announced today that Tony Award nominee Hunter Foster (Little Shop of Horrors) will join the cast of The Bridges of Madison County, the new musical based on the best selling novel by Robert James Waller. (more...)

Cast of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Set for 92Y Event, 1/5Cast of BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Set for 92Y Event, 1/5
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2013

92Y presents an evening with the stars and director behind the new Broadway musical The Bridges of Madison County, on Sunday, January 5 at 7:30 pm. Four-time Tony Award-nominee Kelli O'Hara (Francesca) and Steven Pasquale (Robert Kincaid) join Tony Award-winning director Bartlett Sher for a conversation moderated by Tony Award winning composer/lyricist Adam Guettel. The evening will also include a few performances of songs from the show. (more...)

Last Day To Win Tickets To THE KING & I Revival & Meet Kelli O'HaraLast Day To Win Tickets To THE KING & I Revival & Meet Kelli O'Hara
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 16, 2014

Last chance to see THE KING & I and meet the actress who plays Anna! (more...)

Win Tickets To THE KING & I Revival & Meet Kelli O'HaraWin Tickets To THE KING & I Revival & Meet Kelli O'Hara
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 15, 2014

See THE KING & I and meet Anna! (more...)

Public Theater's APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to be Filmed by WNETPublic Theater's APPLE FAMILY PLAYS to be Filmed by WNET
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2013

The Public Theater (Oskar Eustis, Artistic Director; Patrick Willingham, Executive Director) is proud to announce that the acclaimed THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS: SCENES FROM LIFE IN THE COUNTRY, written and directed by Richard Nelson, will be recorded for television by THIRTEEN Productions LLC for WNET the week of December 16, following the end of the epic run at The Public Theater on Sunday, December 15. All four plays will be captured for posterity and broadcast at a future date. Fans of THE APPLE FAMILY PLAYS can attend a taping of one or all four of the plays by visiting www.publictheater.org. (more...)

BWW Special Interview: Kelli O'Hara and Christian Borle Talk PETER PAN LIVE! on NBCBWW Special Interview: Kelli O'Hara and Christian Borle Talk PETER PAN LIVE! on NBC
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 1, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com's Richie Ridge was on hand at PETER PAN's press day where he talked to the stars and creative team about how they are putting together this live TV event. Here, Richie talks to Christian Borle and Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

New York Pops Musical Director Steven Reineke to Host KELLI O'HARA AND FRIENDS at 54 Below in OctoberNew York Pops Musical Director Steven Reineke to Host KELLI O'HARA AND FRIENDS at 54 Below in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

On Monday, October 6 54 Below will host 'Kelli O'Hara and Friends', with a champagne reception at 5:30pm and dinner and a performance at 6:30pm. Kelli O'Hara will be performing, along with Bridges of Madison County costar Steven Pasquale and a number of other surprise guests. It will be hosted by the New York Pops' musical director, Steven Reineke, and proceeds will support the PopsEd programs at Ronald McDonald House New York. (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)—Washington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists—Christopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick—will premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods—based on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii—on January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERAMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

William Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Premieres Tonight at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Premieres Tonight at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the premiere of You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle by William Finn and Deborah Abramson, from tonight, August 14, through August 17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

William Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage CompanyWilliam Finn & Deborah Abramson's YOU'RE STANDING IN MY WAY Will Premiere at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present the premiere of You're Standing in My Way: A New Song Cycle by William Finn and Deborah Abramson, from August 14-17 at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

HIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary SeasonHIGH SOCIETY to Open Walnut Street's 207th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 207th season with the sparkling Broadway musical featuring the classic sounds of Cole Porter, HIGH SOCIETY. Directed by Frank Anzalone, with choreography by Mary Jane Houdina, this Philadelphia premiere begins previews on September 8th, opens on September 16th and runs through October 25th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Chip Zien, Richard Nelson & More Set for Playwrights Horizons' Annual Gala, 5/5Bryce Pinkham, Chip Zien, Richard Nelson & More Set for Playwrights Horizons' Annual Gala, 5/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2014

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons announced today a list of performers and speakers for its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 5 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled "IN THE BEGINNING," the evening will honor the theater company's Founding Artistic Director Bob Moss. (more...)

KING & I's Kelli O'Hara Talks Broadway Success: 'I'm Not an American Idol Type Singer'KING & I's Kelli O'Hara Talks Broadway Success: 'I'm Not an American Idol Type Singer'
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 24, 2015

In a new interview with Variety, Kelli O'Hara, who stars as 'Anna' in the current revival of THE KING AND I on Broadway, looks back on her early career, including her 1999 national tour of Frank Wildhorn's 'Jekyll and Hyde.' (more...)

A COFFIN IN EGYPT, Starring Frederica von Stade, Comes to the Wallis, Now thru 4/27A COFFIN IN EGYPT, Starring Frederica von Stade, Comes to the Wallis, Now thru 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts presents the West Coast premiere of A Coffin in Egypt, a new chamber opera in one act, based on the play, A Coffin in Egypt by Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Horton Foote, for three performances only tonight, April 23 and April 25 and 27 in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. (more...)

Donna Lynne Champlin, Jeremy Shamos & More to Lead Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS at Playwrights HorizonsDonna Lynne Champlin, Jeremy Shamos & More to Lead Bruce Norris' THE QUALMS at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for THE QUALMS, the New York premiere of a new play by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Bruce Norris (Clybourne Park and The Pain and the Itch at PH, Domesticated).  Directed by Tony and Obie Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Clybourne Park and Completeness at PH; Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?; this season's A Delicate Balance and the current The Heidi Chronicles), the play is the final production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season.    (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/16/2015 - THE KING AND I, A CHORUS LINE, NERDS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/16/2015 - THE KING AND I, A CHORUS LINE, NERDS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 16, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE KING AND I sweeps onto Broadway, A CHORUS LINE marks its 40th anniversary, AMERICAN BUFFALO starts in the West End and more! (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

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