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BWW Reviews: Kritzerland Revels its Captivated Crowd with THE BIRTHDAY BOYS: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd WebberBWW Reviews: Kritzerland Revels its Captivated Crowd with THE BIRTHDAY BOYS: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber
by Gil Kaan - Mar 9, 2015

Kritzerland At Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal followed its successful formula of monthly themed cabarets with The Birthday Boys: The Songs of Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber. (more...)

BWW Review: Another Take on SHANA FARR's Noel Coward/Cole Porter 'Concept' Show Proves It To Be More Than Award-WorthyBWW Review: Another Take on SHANA FARR's Noel Coward/Cole Porter 'Concept' Show Proves It To Be More Than Award-Worthy
by Billie Roe - Mar 8, 2015

In a two-reviews-in-one column critiquing shows from last March, my esteemed editor, Stephen Hanks quoted the poet Robert Browning: “A man's reach should exceed his grasp. Or what's a heaven for?” Hanks pointed out that Browning's famous line is about setting goals, striving, and ambition, all of which are commendable desires. But, alas, in this particular review he felt the two singers in question “fell short.” One of those singers was Shana Farr and the show she has been performing throughout the past year, In The Still of the Night: Music of Noel Coward and Cole Porter. So here we are a year later, immersed in the revelry of the 2015 award season celebrating excellence in cabaret, and Farr's uniquely theatrical homage to Coward and Porter has recently won her the 2015 Bistro Award for “Outstanding Concept Show.” In spite of my editor's previous reservations about this show, he was open to hearing another perspective—whether positive or negative—so off to the Laurie Beechman Theatre I ventured on the last day of February to find out for myself whether Shana's show was truly award-worthy. Sorry, oh editor of mine, but you might have missed the boat on this one. (more...)

MRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS & More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 2015 Summer SeasonMRS. HENDERSON PRESENTS & More Set for Theatre Royal Bath's 2015 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The Theatre Royal Bath has announced its 2015 Summer Season, 1st July - 5th September, comprising three productions and starring Anita Dobson, Stephanie Cole and Janie Dee. (more...)

Kristen Bell Worries Her Daughters Won't Like FROZENKristen Bell Worries Her Daughters Won't Like FROZEN
by Movies News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

In a new interview with PEOPLE, Kristen Bell shares her concern that her two daughters, Lincoln, 23 months, and Delta, 11 weeks won't give a thumbs up to her mega hit film FROZEN (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Receive Chicago Public Library Foundation's Carl Sandburg AwardStephen Sondheim Will Receive Chicago Public Library Foundation's Carl Sandburg Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

Acording to the Chicago Tribune, theatre legend Stephen Sondheim will receive Chicago Public Library Foundation's 16th Carl Sandburg Award. As a part of the ceremony on October 21, 2015, Sondheim will be interviewed onstage by Scott Simon of NPR. The Carl Sandburg Literary Award is presented annually to an acclaimed author in recognition of outstanding contributions to the literary world and honors a significant work or body of work that has enhanced the public's awareness of the written word. The Carl Sandburg Award in the Arts is presented to an individual who embodies a spirit of creativity and social consciousness. (more...)

Claire Karpen & James Ortiz Featured on SOMETHING NEW PodcastClaire Karpen & James Ortiz Featured on SOMETHING NEW Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

In Episode 310, award-winning musical theatre writer Joel B. New sat down with James Ortiz (Strangemen & Co., Co-Artistic Director) and Claire Karpen, currently appearing in the Fiasco / Roundabout revival of INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 29Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Mar. 29
by - Mar 29, 2015

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, March 29, 2015. (more...)

BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday!BWW TV: Go INTO THE WOODS to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim's 85th Birthday!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 28, 2015

On Monday night, March 22nd, an all-star line-up of Broadway performers united to honor legendary composer, Stephen Sondheim. The evening celebrated the journey of Woods and Sondheim from stage to screen. Performances included music from Into the Woods as well as other Sondheim classics sung by feature film and Broadway talent including Lilla Crawford, Tituss Burgess, Lance Horne, Norm Lewis, Michael McElroy & Broadway Inspirational Voices, Abby Mueller, Andrew Nielson, Kristin Olness, Molly Pope, Christopher Sieber, Brian Sills,Catherine Walker, Trevor Vaughn, Michael-Leon Wooley, Karen Ziemba, Chip Zien and more. BroadwayWorld brings you interviews with all of the red carpet guests below! (more...)

Michael Baron Named Producing Artistic Director of Lyric Theatre of OklahomaMichael Baron Named Producing Artistic Director of Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's Board of Directors voted to promote Michael Baron, Lyric's artistic director, to producing artistic director. Baron began his tenure with Lyric in July of 2010, and continues to grow the organization with his leadership. (more...)

Legendary Sondheim Interpreter Kurt Peterson Inspires Tears & Cheers With Masterful Medley At 54 BelowLegendary Sondheim Interpreter Kurt Peterson Inspires Tears & Cheers With Masterful Medley At 54 Below
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 27, 2015

A prime Sondheim interpreter shows off his skills! (more...)

Off-Broadway's JOHN & JEN, Starring Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, to Receive Cast AlbumOff-Broadway's JOHN & JEN, Starring Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, to Receive Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan, the stars of the Keen Company production of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa, will head over to the recording studio on April 6th, to preserve the 2015 Off-Broadway Cast Recording for Broadway Records. A June 16th release is planned. Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter will produce the album. Musical Director is Lily Lang. This recording will include the premiere of the new song, "Trouble with Men,' as well as new orchestrations and two songs from the score never before recorded. Check out @BwayRecords on Twitter for live updates from the recording session on April 6. (more...)

Kirsten Scott, Lindsie VanWinkle, David Elder, Emily Skinner and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2015 Summer Season; Cast, Creatives Set!Kirsten Scott, Lindsie VanWinkle, David Elder, Emily Skinner and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2015 Summer Season; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Mateja Govich, Christopher Rice, Kirsten Scott, Lindsie VanWinkle, Jeremy Benton, David Elder, Emily Skinner, Eleasha Gamble, Dan Sharkey, Lyn Cramer and more. All four productions -- OKLAHOMA!, MARY POPPINS, BIG FISH, and BILLY ELLIOT -- will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Will Be Northern Stage's Last Show at Briggs Opera House, 4/8-5/3SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Will Be Northern Stage's Last Show at Briggs Opera House, 4/8-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Northern Stage, the region's award-winning professional theater, will present its last production in Briggs Opera House: Songs for a New World by Tony-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown. The show runs live on stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT, April 8 through May 3. (more...)

Joanna Riding and Claire Moore to Star in Barlow & Firth's THE GIRLS Musical in LeedsJoanna Riding and Claire Moore to Star in Barlow & Firth's THE GIRLS Musical in Leeds
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

According to a Tweet by the Daily Mail's Baz Bamigboye, Gary Barlow and Tim Firth have found their leading ladies for their new British musical THE GIRLS, based on the true story and the award-winning play by Tim Firth, Calendar Girls. (more...)

Anna Kendrick to Star in New Comedy Film TABLE 19Anna Kendrick to Star in New Comedy Film TABLE 19
by Movies News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Anna Kendrick will reunite with Rocket Science director Jeffrey Blitz in a new film titled TABLE 19. (more...)

Elaine Stritch Biography Sells at Auction; NY Times' Alexandra Jacobs to PenElaine Stritch Biography Sells at Auction; NY Times' Alexandra Jacobs to Pen
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

Rights to a biography of legendary theater star Elaine Stritch have been sold at auction to Farrar, Straus & Giroux for an estimated quarter- to half-a million dollars. (more...)

VIDEO: Rita Ora & Charles Hamilton Perform 'New York Raining' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Rita Ora & Charles Hamilton Perform 'New York Raining' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guests Charles Hamilton and Rita Ora performed 'New York Raining', a track they performed from the Season Finale of FOX's EMPIRE. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11Baltimore Symphony Orchestra to Open Season with All-Star CANDIDE, 6/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Baltimore, Md. (March 23, 2015) — For the conclusion of the 2014-2015 season, the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) and Music Director Marin Alsop lead the BSO premiere of Leonard Bernstein's comedic operetta Candide on June 11 at the Music Center at Strathmore, and June 12 through June 14 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. The BSO announced today that the semi-staged production of Candide will be directed by Garnett Bruce and features an all-star cast including Peter Sagal, the host of NPR's weekly current events quiz show “Wait Wait…Don't Tell Me,” and Judy Kaye, Tony Award-winning star of The Phantom of the Opera. Rounding out the cast are Keith Jameson, Lauren Snouffer, Joshua Hopkins, Mark Diamond, Marie Lenormand, Stephanie Sadownik, Curtis Bannister, Patrick Cook, Andrew McLaughlin, Melissa Wimbish and Lewis Shaw. (more...)

Pianist-Composer Roger Davidson Performs 'Jazz for the Spirit' in Greenwich VillagePianist-Composer Roger Davidson Performs 'Jazz for the Spirit' in Greenwich Village
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Roger Davidson performed 'Jazz for the Spirit', a program of jazz tunes, in Greenwich Village providing music aficionados at the venerable Caffe Vivaldi a delightful, musical treat. (more...)

Lucie Jones, Georgina Hagen to Showcase New Social Media Musical LIKE ME at Waterloo East Next MonthLucie Jones, Georgina Hagen to Showcase New Social Media Musical LIKE ME at Waterloo East Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Garry Lake and Jon Smith are delighted to announce that LIKE ME will be showcased at Waterloo East Theatre on Saturday 11th April at 2pm (£5 in advance from Box Office). This new musical comedy will star X-Factor Finalist and West End actress LUCIE JONES and TV and West End actress GEORGINA HAGEN. (more...)

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft & More Join FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall; Roles Finally Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Betty Buckley, Lorna Luft, Charlotte Page, Peter Polycarpou, Amy Ellen Richardson and Jos Slovick complete the cast of Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall, alongside ensemble members Sarah Bakker, CJ Field,Jennifer Davison, Emily Warner, Lucy James and Luke Fetherstone. (more...)

Tony Winner Glenn Close to Star in Upcoming Thriller SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTSTony Winner Glenn Close to Star in Upcoming Thriller SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS
by Movies News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Glenn Close, who recently made her return to Broadway in Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-wining play A DELICATE BALANCE, will star in the upcoming thriller SHE WHO BRINGS GIFTS. (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Receive Cast Album; Release Date Set!Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Receive Cast Album; Release Date Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that PS Classics will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on Monday, March 23, 2015. This new Broadway Cast Recording will be released on May 19, 2015. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through July 5, 2015. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: The Lord & The Master - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim's Dual BirthdaysFLASH SPECIAL: The Lord & The Master - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim's Dual Birthdays
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 22, 2015

Today we shine a special spotlight on today's annual birthday twofer with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves, The Lord & The Master aka Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/22/15- Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber!STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/22/15- Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber!
by Stage Tube - Mar 22, 2015

Sondheim is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laurence Olivier Award. Described by Frank Rich of the New York Times as 'the greatest, and perhaps best-known artist working in musical theatre', his most famous scores include (as composer/lyricist) A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Sweeney Todd, Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods, and Assassins. He also wrote the lyrics for West Side Story and Gypsy. Lloyd Webber has composed 13 musicals, a song cycle, a set of variations, two film scores, and a Latin Requiem Mass. He has also gained a number of honours, including a knighthood in 1992, followed by a peerage from the British Government for services to Music, seven Tony Awards, three Grammy Awards, an Academy Award, fourteen Ivor Novello Awards, seven Olivier Awards, a Golden Globe Award, and the Kennedy Center Honors in 2006. Several of his songs, notably 'The Music of the Night', 'I Don't Know How to Love Him', 'Don't Cry for Me, Argentina' and 'You Must Love Me', 'Any Dream Will Do' and 'Memory' have been widely recorded and were hits outside of their parent musicals. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/22/2015Now Playing Onstage in Ft. Myers/Naples - Week of 3/22/2015
by BWW - Mar 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/22/2015 for Ft. Myers/Naples (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/21-3/22/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/21-3/22/2015
by - Mar 22, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 22, 2015 - Sunday, March 22, 2015. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kurt Peterson on WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Archival Recording and Remembering Victoria MalloryBWW Interview: Kurt Peterson on WHEN EVERYTHING WAS POSSIBLE Archival Recording and Remembering Victoria Mallory
by Anna Bencivengo - Mar 21, 2015

Peterson recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the creation of When Everything Was Possible, his career and relationship with Victoria, who he would love to work with next, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Kennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award WinnersKennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2015 winners of Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards -- a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. Thirteen teachers were selected in 2015 from a pool of nominations received through the Kennedy Center's website. Award recipients each receive $10,000 and are showcased, along with the people they inspired, on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010 and were initiated and funded through the generous support of Myrna and Freddie Gershon. (more...)

IOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights HorizonsIOWA Begins Previews Tomorrow at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Previews begin tomorrow, today, March 20 for the Playwrights Horizons (Tim Sanford, Artistic Director; Leslie Marcus, Managing Director) world premiere of IOWA, 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 Antlia Pneumatica at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Find Out Why Broadway's Brightest Stars Love Stephen Sondheim!Find Out Why Broadway's Brightest Stars Love Stephen Sondheim!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

On March 22, musical theatre legend Stephen Sondheim will celebrate his 85th birthday, and Buzzfeed has reached out to some of Broadway's finest to find out why they love his work. Barbra Streisand said: (more...)

Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Ben Rimalower & More Set for 'My F#*KED Up Valentine' LGBT Benefit at 54 Below TonightHunter Ryan Herdlicka, Ben Rimalower & More Set for 'My F#*KED Up Valentine' LGBT Benefit at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents My Fucked Up Valentine tonight, March 19th at 9:30pm. (more...)

They've Got Magic to Do! Penn & Teller Will Return to Broadway This Summer at the Marquis TheatreThey've Got Magic to Do! Penn & Teller Will Return to Broadway This Summer at the Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

Thirty years after their New York premiere and 40 years after they first started as a team, PENN & TELLER will return this summer for a strictly limited six-week engagement at the Marquis Theatre (46th Street between Broadway and 8th Avenue) from July 7 - August 16. Opening night will be announced. Tickets will go on sale on April 16th. (more...)

An Icon Returns to Her Roots: Angela Lansbury Revisits Career-Launching Theatre in Washington D.C. TonightAn Icon Returns to Her Roots: Angela Lansbury Revisits Career-Launching Theatre in Washington D.C. Tonight
by Tyler Peterson - Mar 18, 2015

Angela Lansbury returns to her stage roots tonight. (more...)

Roundabout's INTO THE WOODS Enters Final Weeks Off-BroadwayRoundabout's INTO THE WOODS Enters Final Weeks Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude its limited engagement of the critically acclaimed Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's Into the Woods, on April 12, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Small Pools Perform 'Karaoke' on LATE NIGHTVIDEO: Small Pools Perform 'Karaoke' on LATE NIGHT
by TV News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

On last night's LATE NIGHT, music guests Smallpools performed 'Karaoke' for the studio audience. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Jeremy Jordan & More Join Michael Mott's THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS HOW At 54 Below, 4/7Jeremy Jordan & More Join Michael Mott's THAT WAS THEN, THIS IS HOW At 54 Below, 4/7
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 17, 2015

New music and some of Broadway's brightest young stars are coming together! (more...)

Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This WeekBen Vereen, Tony Yazbeck & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 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...)

Broadway Training Center to Present A CHORUS LINE, 3/27-29Broadway Training Center to Present A CHORUS LINE, 3/27-29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Broadway Training Center of Westchester, one of the region's premier performing arts schools, will present the iconic musical 'A Chorus Line' March 27-29 at the Irvington Town Hall Theater in Irvington, N.Y. The show will feature BTC's senior ensemble consisting of high school students from throughout Westchester County and the Bronx. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Reasons To Get Excited About The Release Of INTO THE WOODS On Blu-ray, Digital HD & Disney Movies AnywhereSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Reasons To Get Excited About The Release Of INTO THE WOODS On Blu-ray, Digital HD & Disney Movies Anywhere
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 16, 2015

Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's celebrated multi-award-winning fairy tale-themed musical INTO THE WOODS is coming to Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere on March 24 and today we are highlighting 10 reasons why this modern movie musical marvel is absolutely essential to own - for those already familiar with the classic stories and the musical's unique take on them as well as those experiencing this unique interpretation of the Brothers Grimm for the very first time. Needless to say, CHICAGO director Rob Marshall's vision for the visually and aurally splendorous Disney production is beyond compare - with a star-studded cast to match! And, as BroadwayWorld readers know - it doesn't get any better than a musical by the master himself, Stephen Sondheim. Yet, the Blu-ray, Digital HD and Disney Movies Anywhere edition of INTO THE WOODS offers even more reasons to get excited - and to grab yourself a copy as soon as possible now that it is available for purchase. (more...)

MARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre CenterMARJORIE PRIME, COMPANY and More to Launch Writers Theatre's 2015-16 Season at New Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the Inaugural Season in the company's new theatre center, to include a season kick-off at Books on Vernon with Marjorie Prime by Jordan Harrison, directed by Kimberly Senior, followed by the Grand Opening of the state-of-the-art facility, designed by Jeanne Gang and Studio Gang Architects. Arcadia by Tom Stoppard, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam will be the inaugural production in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. A new collaboration with Chicago's The Second City entitled Death of a Streetcar Named Virginia Woolf-A Parody, by Tim Sniffen, with additional material by Tim Ryder, directed by Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Stuart Carden, will open the Gillian Theatre. Company, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth, directed by William Brown with musical direction by Tom Vendafreddo, will follow Arcadia in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and MoreTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Opens Tonight at Paper Mill, Starring Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents 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...)

Beware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare ShowtunesBeware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 15, 2015

'If music be the food of love, play on.' Even before the invention of the musical comedy (more on that later), William Shakespeare knew the importance of music in telling stories on stage. For our March feature, my colleague Jeff Walker and I thought that instead of marking the Ides of March with songs about murder, betrayal, and fate, we would focus on the synergy between showtunes and Shakespeare. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 16-22, Featuring Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for March 16-22, Featuring Ben Vereen, Tony Yazbeck, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Mar 15, 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: Amy Spanger at Birdland; Tony Yazbeck: The Floor Above Me; The Best Of 'Broadway Sings', featuring Alysha Umphress & More; Ben Vereen: Steppin' Out; and My F#*ked Up Valentine. (more...)

AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Moves to Rockwell, Monday, 3/16AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY Moves to Rockwell, Monday, 3/16
by Shari Barrett - Mar 13, 2015

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's, The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group moves to Rockwell Table & Stage on Monday, March 16 with the critically- acclaimed ongoing series AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY. This show welcomes a new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'Meet the Coaches,' 3/28Theater Resources Unlimited to Host 'Meet the Coaches,' 3/28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Meet the Coaches (And Audition Info Session) on Saturday, March 28, 2015 at 2pm at John DeSotelle Studio, 300 West 43rd Street (at 8th Ave.), 3rd floor - Studio 301. (more...)

Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22Heartbeat Opera Presents the ONE ACT FESTIVAL, 3/18-22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Heartbeat Opera is a new company intent upon re-imagining opera in intimate spaces for a new generation. Employing a minimalism that allows the emotional integrity of the music to shine through, the company's work focuses on the body of the singer and the visceral power of the music. Co-Artistic Directors Louisa Proske and Ethan Heard, who trained together in the Directing program at the Yale School of Drama, are committed to nurturing the actor in every singer they work with. The company creates productions of classics and new pieces that are daring and visceral—productions that manifest the emotional grandeur and theatrical power of opera with minimal means. Heartbeat's one-act festival presentation of György Kurtág's Kafka-Fragments, directed by Heard, and the New York premiere of Jacques Offenbach's Daphnis & Chloé, in a new English translation directed by Proske, marks this young company's debut. Heartbeat Opera's resident music ensemble Cantata Profana, described by The New York Times as “a stylish early music ensemble,” will provide musical accompaniment. (more...)

Starry A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Gala to Benefit Riverdale YM-YWHA This MonthStarry A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Gala to Benefit Riverdale YM-YWHA This Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Broadway luminaries and Riverdale's most talented performers will join forces for a Gala concert production of the Stephen Sondheim/Hugh Wheeler musical A LITTLE Night Music. The one-night only event will feature an onstage 21-piece orchestra, and will be performed at the Riverdale YM-YWHA on Sunday, March 29, 2015 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Bets Malone to Star in La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere This SpringBets Malone to Star in La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment announce their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview on Friday, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Cast Set for Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere, Beginning Next MonthCast Set for Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere, Beginning Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is proud to announce the full cast for Simply Sondheim, the world premiere special event celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. (more...)

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