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No Strings is a musical drama with a book by Samuel A. Taylor and words and music by Richard Rodgers, his only Broadway score for which he wrote both lyrics and music, and the first musical he composed after the death of his long-time collaborator Oscar Hammerstein II. The musical opened on Broadway in 1962 and ran for 580 performances. It received the nomination for Tony Award, Best Musical.


No Strings Theatre Company Announces May Events
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

No Strings Theatre Company, located at the Black Box Theatre in downtown Las Cruces, presents a madcap comedy by New York playwright Nell Benjamin, The Explorers Club, as part of its 2015-6 season. The play opens on Friday, May 6 and runs through Sunday, May 22. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: The Behind the Curtain Podcast Welcomes Broadway Legend Howard McGillin
by Behind the Curtain - May 29, 2016

Howard McGillin holds the record for the most performances as The Phantom in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. But, before he sang The Music Of The Night over 2,000 times, Howard starred in THE MYSTERY OF EDWIN DROOD, ANYTHING GOES, and many others! (more...)

Carlos Mencia Returning to The Orleans Showroom, 6/24-25
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

?Carlos Mencia will bring his side-splitting stand-up comedy back to The Orleans Showroom June 24 and 25.  (more...)

BWW Review: Rodgers and Sondheim's DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Elegantly Presented By Encores!
by Michael Dale - May 12, 2016

The 1965 musical version of Arthur Laurents' THE TIME OF THE CUCKOO is the only Rodgers and Sondheim musical. (more...)

Broadway 'Previvals': How Might LES MISERABLES Been Cast In 1964?
by Michael Dale - Mar 8, 2016

Theatre fans love to fantasy cast revivals, but what if the show you're casting played on Broadway earlier than it actually did. (more...)

Carson Kreitzer, Cesar Alvarez & More Among American Theatre Wing's 2016 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

? The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2016 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Cesar Alvarez (book, music and lyrics), Nikko Benson (music and lyrics), Carson Kreitzer (book and lyrics), and Sam Salmond (book, music, and lyrics). Four prestigious grants of $10,000 each, totaling $40,000, will be presented on Monday, March 21, 2016 at a private event at the WNYC Greene Space. The event will feature special performances of the recipients' work. (more...)

No Strings Theatre Company to Stage THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

No Strings Theatre Company presents 'The Marvelous Wonderettes' at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Downtown Mall in Las Cruces, April 22-24. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cesar Alvarez, Nikko Benson, Carson Kreitzer & Sam Salmond Awarded 2016 Jonathan Larson Grants
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 22, 2016

The American Theatre Wing just celebrated its 2016 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients: Cesar Alvarez (book, music and lyrics), Nikko Benson (music and lyrics), Carson Kreitzer (book and lyrics), and Sam Salmond (book, music, and lyrics). (more...)

Carson Kreitzer, Cesar Alvarez & More Honored with American Theatre Wing's Larson Grants Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The American Theatre Wing celebrates its 2016 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients: Cesar Alvarez (book, music and lyrics), Nikko Benson (music and lyrics), Carson Kreitzer (book and lyrics), and Sam Salmond (book, music, and lyrics). (more...)

Broadway Musical Director Jack F. Lee Passes Away at 86
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Jack F. Lee (born John Francis Lee), beloved musical director of both stage and screen, passed away peacefully on March 2, 2016 in his home at the age of 86. Mr. Lee was one of Broadway's leading conductors and musical directors who worked with composers/lyricists John Kander & Fred Ebb, Cy Coleman & Dorothy Fields, Jule Styne, Richard Rogers, Stephen Sondheim, Charles Strouse, Alan Jay Lerner, Maury Yeston, Robert Wright & George Forrest, Sandy Wilson, Bob Merrill, Betty Comden & Adolph Green and Harvey Schmidt & Tom Jones. (more...)

Kate Brady Named Winner of Guitar Center's Fifth Annual Singer-Songwriter Program
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

Guitar Center has announced Boulder, Colorado native Kate Brady as the winner of the fifth annual Guitar Center Singer-Songwriter artist discovery program (more...)

Ophelia Lovibond Will Star Opposite Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

As previously announced, Dominic Cooper will return to the stage later this year to play debauched 17th Century rake the Earl of Rochester in The Libertine. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Pick Winners in Tonys' Forgotten Categories
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 8, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Discusses this Season's Shows with Tony Historian Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 6, 2016

It's Tony Time so its time to place your bets! Who will win? Who will lose? Who wasn't nominated? Who should be nominated? Rob, Kevin, and Tony historian Bryan Hobgood, debate the 2015-2016 Theatre season in two episodes and predict who will walk away with the coveted Tony Award! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks Musical Comediennes; Dorothy Loudon, JUNO
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 29, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week Behind the Curtain celebrates two great comediennes of the American Musical Theatre, Dorothy Loudon and JUNO! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Record-Breaking Actor George Lee Andrews
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 26, 2016

George Lee Andrews holds the Guinness Book of World Records for the most performances in the same Broadway show, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA. But, before he won that honor, he was Broadway's go-to character actor appearing in A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, STARTING HERE, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks Intimate Musicals; THEY'RE PLAYING OUR SONG, SPITFIRE GRILL
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 22, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week, they discuss the joys of intimate musicals, including 'They're Playing Our Song' and 'Spitfire Grill.' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend Len Cariou
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 19, 2016

Sweeney Todd. Frederik Egerman. Bill Samson. All of these roles, plus many others, were first brought to life by Tony Award winner Len Cariou. Sweeney Todd. Frederik Egerman. Bill Samson. All of these roles, plus many others, were first brought to life by Tony Award winner Len Cariou. Len dropped by Shetler Studios to share memories of his incredible career, including tackling Shakespeare, Sondheim, and everything in between. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Talks STEEL PIER, Musical Theater Book in Need of Updating
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 15, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: A book that needs to be revised and a musical that needs to be revived! (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2016

Dominic Cooper stars in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece THE LIBERTINE this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

THE REAL THING Opens 6/17 at the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

No Strings Theatre Company presents Tom Stoppard's entertaining and engaging award-winning play, "The Real Thing" directed by NSTC's Artistic Director, Ceil Herman. The play opens at the Black Box Theatre, 430 N Main Street in Las Cruces runs through Sunday, July 3. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Living Legend Joan Copeland
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 12, 2016

She was Arthur Miller's sister, a victim of the House Un-American Activities Committee, and one of New York's most respected actresses. Joan Copeland is a living legend whose career includes standing by for Vivien Leigh and Katherine Hepburn, sharing the stage with Danny Kaye, and bringing the words of her brother to vivid theatrical life. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Two: The 1970s
by Michael Dale - Jun 11, 2016

The second of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

Official: Ophelia Lovibond, Cornelius Booth & More to Join Dominic Cooper in THE LIBERTINE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Further cast members are announced to join the previously confirmed star Dominic Cooper in Stephen Jeffreys' sexually charged masterpiece The Libertine this autumn. Directed by Olivier and Tony Award-winning Terry Johnson, the play will have a limited run from 31 August to 17 September at Bath Theatre Royal as part of the theatre's 2016 summer season, prior to a West End engagement at the Theatre Royal Haymarket from 22 September to 3 December with opening night for press on 27 September. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Explores 'Our Favorite Things' w/ Dorothy Fields, Corky St. Clair
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 1, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This episode: Robert and Kevin discuss the brilliant lyrics of both Dorothy Fields & Corky St. Clair via SEESAW and WAITING FOR GUFFMAN. (more...)

Broadway Veteran Robert Lone Has Passed Away at 86
by Louisa Brady - Jul 3, 2016

BroadwayWorld has learned that Robert Lone, Broadway dancer, actor, and singer, passed away peacefully on April 28th earlier this year. (more...)

The Tool Merchants Announces Monthly Tool Giveaway for New Subscribers
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Choreographer Jack Cole & 'Lost in Boston'
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 27, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The grandfather of Broadway choreography and a look into the songs lost on the road to Broadway! (more...)

Festival Latino to Celebrate 20th Anniversary This August in Bicentennial Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

?Festival Latino, the largest Latin event in Ohio, marks its 20th anniversary in 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Orchestrator Larry Moore
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 24, 2016

Orchestrator Larry Moore has been praised by the New York Daily News as 'one of the most ingenious practitioners in his profession,' and you'll find no argument in that statement once you hear Larry's fascinating story. Stopping by to pull back the curtain on the role of an orchestrator, Larry tells Rob and Kevin what it was like orchestrating such musical series favorites as 'Unsung Musicals' and 'Lost in Boston,' which recording is the greatest cast album of all time, and how he got Stephen Sondheim his Pulitzer Prize! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 24
by Audition Roundup - Jul 24, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 24, 2016 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

Chobani Opens Call for Applications to First-of-its-Kind Food Incubator
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Chobani, LLC, a leading natural food company and maker of America's #1 Greek Yogurt brand, announced today that it is opening its call for applications to the Chobani Food Incubator. The company designed this incubator to help entrepreneurs and small food companies with big hearts and ideas, follow the path to challenge the food industry, improve broken systems and make a difference. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABY
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 20, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: June is bustin' out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy Dussault
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2016

Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight's wife in TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, Alan Arkin's wife in THE IN-LAWS, and as the original host of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in DO-RE-MI, BAJOUR, and countless others! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats FLOYD COLLINS and Ethel Merman!
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 13, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: FLOYD COLLINS gets stuck in a cave and Ethel Merman gets stuck in a sitcom! (more...)

Bitcoin Buying Service Launches With Market-Beating Rates
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

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Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Lyricist/Librettist Stephen Cole
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 10, 2016

There are three types of musical theatre lovers: Fan, Obsessed, and Stephen Cole. Stephen, who has had a wonderfully varied career as a lyricist and librettist, invited Rob & Kevin over to the musical theatre mecca he calls his apartment to talk about the craft of writing, meeting Merman, and how social media sites, like Facebook's Forgotten Musicals page, is uniting musical theatre fans from across the globe! (more...)

Alirio Zavarce Named New Artistic Director of No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Adelaide director, writer, performer and musician Alirio Zavarce was appointed Artistic Director of No Strings Attached Theatre of Disability by the company Board today. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck's THE FLOOR ABOVE ME Album Hits Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Having conquered Broadway with a string of acclaimed roles -- from GYPSY to WHITE CHRISTMAS to ON THE TOWN and now FINDING NEVERLAND -- triple-threat Tony Yazbeck sets his sights on reinventing the solo album with his new studio recording, THE FLOOR ABOVE ME, adapted and expanded from his one-man show. The album is available in stores and online via PS Classics today, February 5, 2016. (more...)

Lisa Ricard Claro Releases New Contemporary Romance Novel LOVE TO BELIEVE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

A woman in a man's world... A man with secrets... Construction manager Rebecca Walker is too busy proving herself in a man's world to care about romance. Lawyer Sean Kinkaid has private reasons for engaging in sex-only relationships. Close family friends, they agree to a secret no-strings arrangement that tangles their lives and their hearts. Both books in the Fireflies series are available in both print and ebook formats. Book Details: Love to Believe Fireflies Series, Book Two By Lisa Ricard Claro Publisher: Black Opal Books Published: January 30, 2016 ISBN: 978-1626944015 (print) ISBN: 978-1626944008 (ebook) ASIN: B01AS4IL08 Pages: 324 Genre: Contemporary Romance About The Author: Lisa Ricard Claro is a professional editor and award-winning author and Pushcart Prize nominee with published articles and stories spanning multiple media. She resides in Georgia with her husband of more than three decades and counting, is mother to three (a ruggedly handsome son and two stunningly beautiful daughters-?Lisa might be a little biased), and dreams of one day living at the beach. Seriously dreams of it. As in, she's already decorating her dream beach house. In addition to an array of sand dollars and seashells, she keeps a framed sign hanging in her office: Sandy Toes and Salty Kisses Welcome Here. Lisa is also a lover of dogs and cats, and has a heart for rescues. This is why you will find a rescued pet companion in every one of her books. Sometimes they are part of the story line (Pirate the dog, in Love Built to Last), and sometimes they're already ensconced in their forever home with one of Lisa's characters (Pavarotti the cat, in Love to Win). As you read Lisa's books, watch for the rescues. While Lisa is a fan of storytelling in all genres, Romance is her favorite because she believes everyone deserves love and a happily-ever-after. But she adores a little mystery now and then, too, so keep an eye out for Lisa's authorship of a whodunit one of these days soon. For review copies, author interviews, or more information please contact: Lisa Ricard Claro Email: lisa.r.claro@gmail.com Website: http://www.LisaRicardClaro.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LisaRicardClaroAuthor Twitter: https://twitter.com/lisaricardclaro (more...)

TheMenEvent Announces Upcoming Events Including Spring Fling, Gay Stand-Up, Met Opera Gay Night and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2016

Tomorrow Sun 2/28 - Big Gay Botox Party 3pm to 8pm @ SkinProLogica Medical Spa, 226 5th Ave, 6th fl Cost: Free to attend  Featuring: DJ, raffles, shirtless waiters, models and special guests, plus gift bags, complimentary cocktails & pass hors d'oeuvres Plus, meet Mr Brazil USA Sergio Souto! RSVP: Click HERE or biggaybotoxparty.eventbrite.com  or call (917) 312-9110 (more...)

BWW Review: The Ordway's Faithful Production of the Classic Musical A CHORUS LINE is a Thrilling Sensation!
by Jill Schafer - Feb 19, 2016

The 1975 smash hit Broadway musical A CHORUS LINE truly is a singular sensation. After winning nine Tony Awards and a Pulitzer Prize (one of only eight musicals to do so), it ran for 15 years, making it the longest running musical on Broadway at the time (it still ranks as number six). I've been waiting almost seven years for a local production of A CHORUS LINE, since seeing the Broadway revival tour in 2009. The Ordway Center for the Performing Arts has finally fulfilled my wish, and it's well worth the wait. Featuring a fabulously talented cast of over two dozen legit triple threats, about half of whom are local, co-directed and co-choreographed by A CHORUS LINE expert Kerry Casserly and Artistic Director James Rocco, this show hews very close to the original. There's no re-imagining here, this is a beautifully faithful production of the singular sensation that is A CHORUS LINE. If you call yourself a musical theater fan, it's a must-see. (more...)

New Diorama Theatre Launches New Artist Development Programme
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

In recent years London's New Diorama Theatre has established itself as a home for emerging companies to develop, flourish creatively, and forge viable and sustainable careers as theatre practitioners. (more...)

FIT36 Opens Fourth Studio in Denver for Intense HIIT Workout, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

FIT36, the newest concept in high intensity interval training (HITT), is opening its fourth studio in the Denver metro area on Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Highlands, 3774 Julian St. FIT36 incorporates wearable technology and functional fitness with certified personal trainers to provide a complete workout in 36 minutes. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 30, 2015
by - Dec 30, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Breaking! Cleveland Play House's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Starring Lauren Molina, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

Squeals of delight and blood-curdling screams of fright will fill the Allen Theatre as Cleveland Play House's (CPH) Centennial Season continues with a humorous and heartfelt production of Little Shop of Horrors. Hearkening back to its very first productions in 1915 that featured sophisticated marionettes, CPH is bringing the cheeky and blood-thirsty plant Audrey II to life in a production that will be every vocal coach's dream - and every hemophobic's worst nightmare! (more...)

Howard County Arts Council to Celebrate 35th Anniversary at 19th Annual Celebration of the Arts
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

The Howard County Arts Council will celebrate 35 years of fostering the arts at its signature event, the Celebration of the Arts in Howard County gala, to be held on Saturday, March 19, 2016 from 6-10 p.m. at the Peter and Elizabeth Horowitz Visual and Performing Arts Center at Howard Community College.   (more...)

Wendy Williams to Host LMN's 'Don't Mess With Mommy' Weekend
by TV News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Get ready for the mother of all weekends with LMN's Don't Mess With Mommy movie stunt, hosted by the queen of gab, Wendy Williams. With new LMN premieres beginning May 6th (more...)

BWW Review: With THE GREAT JAZZ STANDARDS, Michael Feinstein Opens This Year's Jazz at Lincoln Center's 'Jazz and Popular Song Series' With Appealing Vitality
by Alix Cohen - Apr 16, 2016

I hear music, mighty fine music . . . Host Michael Feinstein sings with pristine bass accompaniment, as Musical Director Tedd Firth's Big Band filters in musician by musician. The sweetest sounds I ever heard . . . he continues as a light saxophone joins syncopated rhythm. Then whomp! All 17 players swing. Rarely have I heard sound design so perfectly balanced, appropriately favoring vocals. Feinstein remains smooth and easy riding the wave. 'You may wonder about the role of jazz in popular song . . . ' our host begins at the start of Jazz at Lincoln Center's first of three segments of the Jazz & Popular Song Series in the Appel Room. At a time when popular songs came and went with alacrity, jazz artists meeting for improvisational jam sessions needed pieces they all knew. Thus jazz mined popular music creating an intersection of the two art forms. Aided and abetted by four very different featured guests, Feinstein illuminates by example, not narrative. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

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