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Imperial Theatre (New York, NY)
249 West 45th St.

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Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein


Comfortable Environment Sets Mood for Better Choices When Dining Out
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Veterans know the combination of dining out and reduced physical activity can be bad for the waistline as they transition back to civilian life. But that doesn't mean eliminating date night. (more...)

Paper Mill's MARY POPPINS to Offer Autism-Friendly Performance
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is pleased to announce a special Autism-Friendly performance of its hit musical Mary Poppins on Friday, June 23 at 1:30PM. (more...)

BWW CD Review: WAR PAINT's Beauty Is More Than Skin Deep
by Remy Holzer - May 30, 2017

It's not often that listening to a cast album makes one think of Richard Strauss, but such is the genius of Scott Frankel and Michael Korie. The composer-lyricist team best known for the brilliant GREY GARDENS is back with WAR PAINT, the story of rival beauty moguls Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden. Here both story and emotion are thinner, but the music is gorgeous--Straussian in its elegiac beauty and bell-like notes--and worthy of its two stars, Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, two of the most unique and exciting voices in musical theater. Like a golden-age Hollywood director 'managing' the two stars of a women's picture, the score has to find ways to manage its two leads, giving each an equal role. Ebersole gets an old-fashioned entrance--her Red Door spa staff sings breathlessly, 'She's coming, she's coming...,' bursting into a triumphant 'She's here!' LuPone's entrance is less heralded but equally dramatic (and separate), as she steps off a ship in New York. From then on, many of the songs are duets, in which one star sings half of a song about her own experience, and the second sings the other half, with lyrics expressing her different but parallel experience. Occasionally they sing in unison. What sounds tedious as a show (a narrative in which two separate characters have similar, not highly dramatic arcs and don't meet until the very end) enchants on the album. Without the strain of the storytelling, we can simply enjoy the gorgeous songs and their peerless purveyors. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Why Was FALSETTOS Such a Special Show for Christian Borle? Find Out!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 30, 2017

FALSETTOS was not only special to audiences from across the world, but to the actors who got to take part in the production, as well. One of those actors is Christian Borle, who earned himself Tony nomination for Best Actor in a Musical for his performance as Marvin. Below, watch as he gushes about his FALSETTOS cast and the bond they continue to share even after the show's end! (more...)

Stolen Shakespeare Guild Announces Cast for ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Stolen Shakespeare Guild is proud to announce the cast of of On the Town with music by Leonard Bernstein, book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, and book based on an idea of Jerome Robbins. (more...)

A Musical Memorial Day - Broadway Tributes the Troops
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2017

Once a year, Americans remember the lives lost in service to our great country. Stories of past wars, undying patriotism and true courage have been the topics of countless films, television series, and of course, stage productions. Today, we celebrate our armed forces with just a few musical numbers from shows that tribute their sacrifice. (more...)

Regional Riches: Celebrating the Legacy of Regional Theatres on Broadway
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 27, 2017

Broadway shows are made, not born. Though the polished final product of a Broadway show seems to land before our very eyes as if put there by some divine circumstance, the life of the average show before it makes its way to New York is long. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival Announce Complete Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival Presents FALSTAFF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. (more...)

Opera Saratoga 2017 Summer Festival presents THE CRADLE WILL ROCK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

Casting Announced for Opera Saratoga's 2017 Summer Festival Season, Featuring BEAUTY AND THE BEAST and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Opera Saratoga's Artistic and General Director Lawrence Edelson announced today complete casting for the three exciting new productions that will comprise the company's 2017 Summer Festival, which will build on the company's commitment to producing masterpieces from the operatic cannon, important American works, and works in which dance plays an integral role. In addition, a wide variety of free and ticketed concert events will be presented from May 28th through July 16th at venues throughout the region. (more...)

BWW Review: ANNIE, Piccadilly Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 8, 2017

Has there ever been a time when we're more in need of irrepressible optimism? The orphan who convinces everyone around her that 'the sun will come out tomorrow' has certainly hit the West End at an opportune moment, and there's plenty of enjoyment to be had from a show that is, nevertheless, far more throwback than vital piece for 2017. (more...)

ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK's Lea DeLaria Signs with The Kurland Agency
by TV News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Lea DeLaria, popularly known as 'Big Boo' on Netflix's ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK, has signed with The Kurland Agency - home to Pat Metheny, Chick Corea, Wynton Marsalis - for exclusive worldwide live performance and appearance representation. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Returns to Glasgow King's
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad when the smash-hit musical, Hairspray arrives in Glasgow this October as part of a major UK tour. (more...)

My Little Pony-Themed ANTELOPE PLAY, WOMEN LAUGHING ALONE WITH SALAD and More Set for Theater Wit's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

'Are we still who we thought we were?' 'How much do we still value the culture we embraced a year ago?' These are the questions that guided Theater Wit Artistic Director Jeremy Wechsler as he assembled the company's 2017-18 'smart art' season of contemporary, comedic plays. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: MAN OF LA MANCHA Takes on Windmills Tonight in La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present the fifth show of its 2016-2017 season, Davis Gaines starring in his Ovation award-winning role as Don Quixote in MAN OF LA MANCHA, with book by Dale Wasserman, lyrics by Joe Darion, music by Mitch Leigh, musical direction by Jeff Rizzo, choreography by Patti Colombo and directed by Glenn Casale. MAN OF LA MANCHA will preview on Friday, June 2, 2017 (with a press opening on Saturday, June 3) and run through Sunday, June 25, 2017 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

VIDEO: WICKED Defies Gravity Like Never Before at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! Watch Wicked stars Suzie Mathers and Willemijn Verkaik as they wow audiences! (more...)

VIDEO: Callin' Out Around the World! MOTOWN Grooves at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! The stars of MOTOWN brought their beat to the outdoor concert series, check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ain't It Great? West End Live Visits Agrabah with ALADDIN
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Watch as the cast of ALADDIN practically steals the show with their collection of stellar performances! (more...)

VIDEO: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is There at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. The Phantom of the Opera stars Ben Forster and Celinde Schoenmaker softly and deftly took the stage, check out the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: West End Live Keeps Strutting Along with KINKY BOOTS
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Watch below as Kinky Boots brings glitz, glamour, and attitude to the stage! (more...)

VIDEO: One Day Only! DREAMGIRLS Dazzles West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Dreamgirls belted and blew away the crowds, check out the performances below! (more...)

VIDEO: Hear Their Prayer - LES MISERABLES Performs at West End Live
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. The cast of Les Miserables waved the flag of revolution for one day more, watch below! (more...)

Rubicon Theatre Company's Summer Program Soars with ALADDIN JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

'A Whole New World' kicks off the summer youth program with Aladdin JR., based on the iconic animated film and featuring an Academy Award-winning score by Alan Menken, Howard Ashman and Tim Rice. Soar to new heights on a magical, flying carpet ride filled with romance, adventure and hilarious hijinks. When street urchin Aladdin vies for the attention of the beautiful princess, Jasmine, he uses a genie's magic power to become a prince in order to marry her. Iago, Jafar, the Genie and more beloved characters come to life in this fantastical musical that celebrates the power of love and friendship. Aladdin JR. is directed and choreographed by Carolanne Marano, with Musical Direction by Miriam Arichea. The production opens July 7 and runs for 5 performances only through July 9. (more...)

BWW Preview: CVRep Presents a Robust Series of Summer Offerings.
by Audrey Liebross - Jun 23, 2017

Coachella Valley Repertory (CVRep) has a robust summer season planned, which is already in progress. Its offerings consist of plays, cabaret, jazz, and classical music. This weekend, Perry Ojeda, who played Gabey in the 1998 Broadway Revival of On the Town, will perform in concert. Mr. Ojeda will sing the songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rosie O'Donnell, Leslie Margherita, Max von Essen, Taylor Louderman and More in HOLLYWOOD NURSES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

See brand new photos from Monday night's all-star benefit reading of HOLLYWOOD NURSES at The Mainstage Theatre.  (more...)

Guest Blog: Road to the Jimmys - All In A Day's Work (Day 3/4)
by Guest Blogger: 2017 NHSMTA - Jun 23, 2017

Time is precious on the road to the Jimmy Awards, and no time was wasted on Day 2 as John and Shelby hit the ground running at 7:30am. Their first full day included vocal rehearsal, dancing, a costume parade, surprise guests and some really good news! John and Shelby were both selected to be in the medley group for the Jimmy Awards. In addition, Shelby will be working with Broadway Director, Schele Kleinberger and John will be coached by Broadway veteran, Michael McElroy. Looks like their week is off to a great start! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - WEST END LIVE 2017 Returns to London This Weekend
by Roy Tan - Jun 22, 2017

The West End's free outdoor extravaganza West End Live 2017 returns this Saturday and Sunday. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 21st, 2017 - WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Playwright Heidi Schreck stars in her play WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME as part of Clubbed Thumb's SUMMERWORKS! (more...)

Chloe Sevigny-Led DOWNTOWN RACE RIOT, Jerry Springer Opera Highlight The New Group's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The New Group has announced four productions for its 2017-2018 Season. (more...)

Misty Copeland to Guest Judge on NBC's WORLD OF DANCE
by TV News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Ballet dancer extraordinaire Misty Copeland, the first African-American principal ballerina in the history of American Ballet Theatre, will be a guest judge on the July 18 and July 25 episodes of NBC's new high-rated competition series WORLD OF DANCE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Bares Goes Back to School at Strip U!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. (more...)

Nick Adams to Lead ON THE TOWN at The Gateway in Bellport Village
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2017

On the Town, The 2014 Tony Award nominee for Best New Musical Revival opens at The Gateway in Bellport Village on Wednesday, June 28 and runs through July 15. (more...)

A Sweet Treat! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Original Broadway Cast Album Available Digitally Today; In-Stores 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is available digitally today and will be available in-stores Friday, June 23, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: School Fundraiser! Watch Highlights - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U Raises Over $1.5M for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Carmen Cusack, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Matthew Morrison, Vanessa Williams, Solea Pfeiffer and More Set for SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Hollywood Bowl has announced the cast and creative team for a benefit performance of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived and directed on Broadway by James Lapine. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 19, 2017
by - Jun 19, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

Learn About Victorian Warrington with Culture Warrington & Warrington Civic Society's Free Talk
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Culture Warrington is teaming up with Warrington Civic Society for its second public talk of the year, and this time the topic is A Virtual Tour of Victorian Warrington. (more...)

UPCA to Present DANZA DEBUTS, Featuring Works by Virgil Gadson and Cassie Nordgren
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The United Palace of Cultural Arts (UPCA) presents Danza Debuts, a program that features emerging choreographers who create original works in our new studios and debut it on the United Palace stage. (more...)

Fascinating Free Talk To Give Insight On Victorian Warrington
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Culture Warrington is teaming up with Warrington Civic Society for its second public talk of the year, and this time the topic is A Virtual Tour of Victorian Warrington. (more...)

You Can't Stop the Beat! Casting Announced For UK Tour of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Norman Pace (ITV1's The Hale and Pace Show) will play Wilbur Turnblad in the major UK tour of the smash hit musical Hairspray, opening at Wales Millennium Centre in Cardiff this summer. (more...)

BWW Review: ON THE TOWN, Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Andrew Tomlins - Jun 1, 2017

Before jetting off to Broadway to direct Jack Thorne's King Kong musical, Olivier winner Drew McOnie has returned to the Regent's Park Open Air Theatre to revive On the Town. Set over twenty-four hours in 1944, the musical follows three American sailors on shore leave in New York. Each has a whirlwind romance, before heading back to sea. (more...)

BWW TV: Jose Llana of THE KING & I National Tour
by Jeffrey Kare - Jun 1, 2017

BWW TV: Jose Llana of THE KING & I National Tour (more...)

Review Roundup: ON THE TOWN at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by Review Roundups - Jun 1, 2017

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2017 season opens with the musical On the Town, directed and choreographed by Drew McOnie. With music by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, including the hit song 'New York, New York', On the Town will be the biggest dance musical ever staged at the Open Air Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Celebrates Opening Night at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

On the Town at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre opened officially on 31 May and BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! The show runs until 1 July 2017. (more...)

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