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Based on the ballet Fancy Free by Leonard Bernstein

We Love You Alan, Oh Yes We Do! Reasons to Love Broadway Superstar Alan Cumming
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 9, 2014

Alan Cumming is back on the Broadway stage this year, returning to the Kit Kat Klub as the androgynous Master of Ceremonies in Cabaret. Just yesterday, the star was honored with his very on caricature which is now on hanging on the fabled walls of Sardi's, and that got us thinking about why he so deserves it. Just in case you're in need of some more reasons to love Broadway's favorite Emcee, BroadwayWorld brings you ten below! (more...)

Town Hall Summer Series at Treat for Broadway Lovers
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 9, 2014

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Christopher Chew and Amelia Broome to Star in SWEENEY TODD at The Lyric Stage; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2014-15 Season begins September 5 with Stephen Sondheim's masterpiece SWEENEY TODD, The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. The musical thriller runs September 5 through October 11, 2014. The opening is set for September 7 at 3 p.m. (more...)

Scoop: CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP on ABC - Tuesday, July 15, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 9, 2014

Get all the scoop on CELEBRITY WIFE SWAP, airing on ABC on Tuesday, July 15, 2014! (more...)

Scoop: UNDER THE DOME on CBS - Saturday, July 12, 2014
by TV Scoop - Jul 8, 2014

Get all the scoop on UNDER THE DOME, airing on CBS on Saturday, July 12, 2014! (more...)

Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 to Present Dancers at JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, 7/16-20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 offers an exclusive opportunity for audiences to experience some of today's most remarkable ballet dancers in the intimate Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, July 16-20. New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht directs and performs with a select ensemble of top stars including Tyler Angle, Craig Hall, Robert Fairchild, Russell Janzen, Emily Kikta, Rebecca Krohn, Tiler Peck, Georgina Pazcoguin, and Teresa Reichlen. The program is equally impressive, including Christopher Wheeldon's Liturgy, danced to Arvo Pärt's ”Fratres;” Two Hearts, a collaboration between Benjamin Millepied and composer Nico Muhly; Furiant, created by NYCB Soloist Justin Peck; Sunshine, a solo for Ulbricht by Larry Keigwin; the world premiere of Opus 19. Andante, a duet by critically acclaimed young choreographer Emery LeCrone; and the classic Fancy Free, the first ballet created by Jerome Robbins and Leonard Bernstein in 1944, which subsequently inspired the full-length musical On the Town. Cast subject to change. (more...)

NYC Ballet's Daniel Ulbricht Directs JACOB'S PILLOW DANCE FESTIVAL, 7/16 - 7/20
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Daniel Ulbricht/BALLET 2014 offers an exclusive opportunity for audiences to experience some of today's most remarkable ballet dancers in the intimate Ted Shawn Theatre at Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival, July 16-20. New York City Ballet Principal Dancer Daniel Ulbricht directs and performs with a select ensemble of top stars including Tyler Angle, Craig Hall, Robert Fairchild, Russell Janzen, Emily Kikta, Rebecca Krohn, Tiler Peck, Georgina Pazcoguin, and Teresa Reichlen. (more...)

West End & Broadway Stars Join Forces to Celebrate the Work of Writing Team Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

Making Records & Strike Up The Band announce the launch on iTunes of IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING: The Songs Of Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds A 'must buy' for all lovers of musical theatre, this collection of 18 tracks, featuring over 50 artists and musicians, showcases the songs of the Transatlantic writing team Charles Miller (Music – UK) and Kevin Hammonds (Lyrics – USA). (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: ON THE TOWN Stars Perform at Nathan's Fourth of July Hot Dog Eating Contest!
by Linda Lenzi - Jul 4, 2014

We couldn't think of a better way to celebrate today than joining the cast of On the Town to celebrate Independence Day at Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest with a special performance. On the Town stars Clyde Alves, Jay Armstrong Johnson, and Tony Yazbeck performed the famous opening number 'New York, New York', posed with fans (and hot dogs) and more... (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW from Thursday, Jul. 31
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from Thursday, July 31, 2014. (more...)

Jackie Hoffman Joins Cast of ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Producers Howard & Janet Kagan have announced that Jackie Hoffman will join the upcoming Broadway revival of On the Town as "Madame Dilly." Directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') On the Town is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially opens on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). Tickets for the new Broadway revival of On the Town are on sale now and available at Ticketmaster.com. (more...)

Project: Theater to Present OUR BAR 'Lady Bits,' 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Project: Theater will present OUR BAR NYC, 'Lady Bits.' OUR BAR, a site-specific night of all original theater, has produced shows every month for almost five years. For August's show, OUR BAR will feature the best scenes from its rich history written by women. This show will only be performed once at Quinn's NYC in Midtown at 8pm. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart
by Broadway Quick Change - Jul 31, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the dressing room of Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart, who is currently starring as 'Genie' in Aladdin on Broadway! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 30th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 30, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Our biggest musical theaters check in: Broadway In Chicago, the Marriott, the Drury Lane, the Paramount and Munster's TATC, plus Victory Gardens' special events, BoHo's 2015 season, 'The Book Of Merman' and new works from Jane Austen and the Everleigh Club! (more...)

New York City Center Announces 11th Annual FALL FOR DANCE FESTIVAL Lineup, Running Sept & Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

New York City Center's 11th annual Fall for Dance Festival will feature free performances in Central Park and 24 acclaimed dance companies and artists from around the world, in six unique programs in September and October 2014. (more...)

PRIMARY STAGES with David Ives and Billy Porter, Kennedy Center's LITTLE DANCER and More Set for Fall 2014 WORKS & PROCESS Series at the Guggenheim
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Now celebrating its 30th anniversary year, Works & Process at the Guggenheim is pleased to announce its fall 2014 season, including three offsite programs presented in collaboration with El Museo del Barrio and The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Tickets on Sale for KC Rep's 50th Anniversary Season, Featuring OUR TOWN, ANGELS IN AMERICA, STICKY TRAPS and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Eric Rosen, artistic director of Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the 2014-15 season, continuing its tradition of presenting stirring classics and evocative new works created by the finest local and national talent available. (more...)

Atlantic Theater & Potomac Theatre Project to Present GATED as Part of 'After Dark' Series, 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

THE POTOMAC THEATRE PROJECT has announced the cast for their third reading in the After Dark Series, 'GATED' by Lukas Kanter at Atlantic Stage 2 at The Atlantic Theater (330 West 16th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues) on Friday,August 1 at 10:30 PM. Christine Hope (Into the Woods, Stage 23 Theatre Company), Cole Cuomo (City of Angels, USC), Michael Kushner (On the Town,Barrington Stage Company), Martina Bonolis (Lovesong of the Electric Bear, PTP), Elianna Kan, Ollie Corchado, and Jenny Hoofnagle (Don Carlos, Houston Grand Opera) will join the cast of the reading. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Jesse Tyler Ferguson on TLC's WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE?
by TV News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Last summer's season of Who Do You Think You Are? led some of the world's most famous celebrities to make remarkable discoveries - from finding they were descended from European royalty to learning that their ancestors were involved in wars that changed the course of America. Throughout these journeys, they ultimately had a chance to make modern connections to the people in their lineage that were a part of history. Click below to watch a clip of stage and screen actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson discovering his roots! (more...)

Tickets to Paper Mill Playhouse's 2014-15 Season, Including Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN, U.S. Premiere of 'HUNCHBACK' & More, On Sale Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced that single tickets will go on sale to the public for its highly anticipated season on Wednesday, July 30th at 10:00am. Tickets can be purchased online at www.PaperMill.org or by calling our box office at 973.376.4343, or by visiting the theater box office at 22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, New Jersey. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at West End's Original 'Frankie Valli' Ryan Molloy in Broadway's JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The producers of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys welcome Olivier Award nominee Ryan Molloy, who won critical acclaim for originating the role of Frankie Valliin the London production, to Broadway for a limited engagement, beginning tonight, Tuesday, July 29. Molloy will remain with the show through Sunday, October 19. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Molloy onstage with the Broadway company! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell to Lead THE BAND WAGON for Encores! This November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will star in The Band Wagon, an Encores! Special Event based on the classic MGM movie of the same title, from November 6 - 16, 2014 at City Center. The show has a book by Douglas Carter Beane adapted from the screenplay by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, with music by Arthur Schwartz and lyrics by Howard Dietz. The Band Wagon will be directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall with music direction by Todd Ellison. The Band Wagon will run for 12 performances, by special arrangement with Warner Bros. Theatre Ventures. (more...)

Shoshana Bean Set for for Marty Thomas Presents DIVA at Industry Bar Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Marty Thomas Presents DIVA features a rotating cast of dynamic female talent paying tribute to the greatest over the top icons throughout history! From Cher to Whitney, Mariah to Britney, you'll hear them all every Monday night at Industry Bar. There's never a cover and the show is always brand new. (more...)

Utah Premiere of AUGUST: OSAGE COUNTY Prompts Record-Breaking Kickstarter Funding Success
by Blair Howell - Jul 28, 2014

A Kickstarter campaign for the Utah Repertory Theater Company/Silver Summit Theatre co-production of the Utah premiere of "August: Osage County" raised a record amount of $5,000. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long-Running Hits - WICKED
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 28, 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 plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's 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 WICKED below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Jose Llana!
by Ken Womble - Jul 25, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Jose Llana! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for July 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 23, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the Chicago Summer Musical Theater Guide! With half the summer gone, our stages still burn bright with great showtune entertainment. Here's a rundown, from downtown to Indiana, to west and north. We've got 24 productions to keep your spirits up from now till Labor Day! (more...)

Alec Baldwin, David Henry Hwang and More Covered at the 92Y in 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

92Y celebrates all things Theater -- plays, musicals (including theater's sister, movie musicals), songwriters, actors, playwrights -- even Broadway ghosts! (more...)

2014 Fire Island Dance Festival Breaks Record with $533,860 Raised for Dancers Responding to AIDS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)


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Photo Flash: Ailey II, Complexions, MOMIX, Jerry Mitchell & More Highlight the 2014 Fire Island Dance Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Fire Island Dance Festival celebrated its 20th anniversary edition July 18-20, 2014, with artistry, gravity-defying movement, romance and remembrance, raising a record-shattering $533,860 for Dancers Responding to AIDS, a program of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for photos of some of the weekend's highlighted performances and of co-hosts Jerry Mitchell and Larry Keigwin! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Choreographers Patti Colombo and Karl Warden Thrill Maine Audiences
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 21, 2014

'I definitely have a choreographic style - much of what I do is ballet-based and athletic, but I was trained in the Jack Cole manner. My mentors, Ron Lewis, Ron Fields, were all Jack Cole people. I have a strong sense of jazz, true American jazz based in ballet.' The speaker is a petite, svelte, red-haired dynamo of energy and bubbly enthusiasm. Seated opposite me a few days before the opening of her latest theatrical endeavor, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers at Maine State Music Theatre, director-choreographer Patti Colombo talks about her Maine debut and her other award-winning theatrical projects - among them, On the Town, West Side Story, Mask, L'il Abner, Peter Pan, Seussical, which have taken her to Broadway and around the world. (more...)

Monty Python's SPAMALOT to Open 7/29 at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Join the quest for the Holy Grail July 29-August 3 with Monty Python's Spamalot. Based on the classic film comedy "Monty Python and the Holy Grail," Spamalot is the award-winning Broadway musical that took the Tony Awards by storm in 2005. (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Albums from Roslyn Kind, ON THE TOWN Original London Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Masterworks Broadway releases two classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD - Roslyn Kind - Give Me You/This is Roslyn Kind (July 22) and On the Town - Original London Cast Recording (August 19). (more...)

Quartet of Broadway, West End Talent to Lead KISS ME, KATE at BBC Proms This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Following the enormous success of the semi-staged performance of My Fair Lady at the Proms in 2012, John Wilson returns to perform Cole Porter's Tony Award-winning musical Kiss Me, Kate. Joining John Wilson and the John Wilson Orchestra, Broadway stalwarts Ben Davis, Alexandra Silber, Tony Yazbeck and West End star Louise Dearman lead the cast in an irreverent reworking of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew -- a play within a play. This is the BBC Proms debut for all four performers as they sing the energetic score in its original 1948 arrangement. (more...)

OtterBox Expands Mobile Device Protection Throughout China with Distribution Partner Ingram Micro
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

HONG KONG, July 15, 2014 /PRNewswire/ OtterBox,world-renowned for its rugged, stylish protective cases for smartphones and other mobile devices, is expanding its penetration into China through a new distribution agreement with Ingram Micro, the world's largest wholesale technology distributor. (more...)

Dirty Bourbon River, Lea DeLaria and More Set for Bucks County Playhouse's JAZZ FEST 2014 in September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse under the direction of Alexander Fraser and Robyn Goodman is delighted to announce the launch of the upcoming Bridge Street Concert Series: Jazz Fest 2014. (more...)

Lena Hall, Andy Mientus and More Set for BROADWAY SINGS JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE at 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake, the sixth concert of the BROADWAY SINGS concert series, is set for tonight. More than 15 Broadway performers will be accompanied by a full jazz band playing brand new, original orchestrations of Timberlake's greatest hits. Previous artists honored in the series were Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Stevie Wonder, and Amy Winehouse. (more...)

Lillias White, Lindsay Mendez & Derek Klena and More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

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...)

Marriott Theatre to Present ON THE TOWN; Performances Begin 8/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

From the bustling streets of "New York, New York" comes the first major Chicago production of the iconic musical comedy, On the Town, previewing August 13, opening August 20, and running through October 12 at The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL. With an unparalleled musical score by Leonard Bernstein and book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, On the Town tells the hilarious story of three American sailors on a whirlwind 24-hour leave in New York City. Eleven time Jeff Award winner David H. Bell directs, with choreography by Alex Sanchez and Music Direction by Ryan T. Nelson. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Promos for IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING: The Songs Of Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds
by Stage Tube - Jul 13, 2014

Making Records & Strike Up The Band announce the launch on iTunes of IT'S JUST THE BEGINNING: The Songs Of Charles Miller & Kevin Hammonds A 'must buy' for all lovers of musical theatre, this collection of 18 tracks, featuring over 50 artists and musicians, showcases the songs of theTransatlantic writing team Charles Miller (Music - UK) and Kevin Hammonds (Lyrics - USA). (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALYSHA UMPHRESS Ignites Signature Theatre in Solo Cabaret
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 13, 2014

Alysha Umphress returned to Signature to wow local audiences again with her powerful voice, but this time in a solo cabaret as part of the ongoing Sizzlin' Summer Nights cabaret series. (more...)

Broadway Sings Justin Timberlake & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: July 5-11
by Louisa Brady - Jul 11, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'this week in pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include an Independence Day performance from On the Town, the first concert in the BROADWAY IN BRYANT PARK series, the 11,000th performance of PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LEND ME A TENOR, Opening the 2014 Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

The wildly hilarious Tony-Award winning comedy Lend Me a Tenor opens tonight, July 11 at the Pennsylvania Shakespeare Festival. Running in repertory with Shakespeare's Macbeth, the production continues through August 3 in the PSF Main Stage theatre on the campus of DeSales University. Get a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Recap: SYTYCD Takes Trip to Broadway with ON THE TOWN, HEDWIG's Spencer Liff (Updated with Pictures & Special Announcement)
by Matt Tamanini - Jul 10, 2014

This week's SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE had a very Broadway feel to it with Josh Bergasse, the choreographer of the upcoming On the Town revival, staging a Top-20 routine to the show's anthem 'New York, New York' (the one by Bernstein, Comden, and Green, not Kander and Ebb). As we learned last week, this season's winner will earn a spot in the musical's ensemble. While some people, including @Actor_Friend, don't like this idea, remember, the last network show to give away roles on Broadway brought us Laura Osnes, so let's reserve judgment, just in case a reality show brings us more Broadway royalty this time. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Stars of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN in New Promo!
by Stage Tube - Jul 10, 2014

This fall, one of America's classic musical comedies is back on Broadway - On the Town! Below, check out a promo for the show filmed throughout New York City. (more...)

VIDEO: FOX's SYTYCD Opens with Iconic Number from Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by TV News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

On the Town choreographer Joshua Bergasse choreographed a performance of the show's iconic opening number, 'New York, New York,' featuring the Top 20 finalists. (more...)

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