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222 West 45th St.

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Based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

'And the Nominees Are...' Over 130 Students Get the 'Nod' for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards'And the Nominees Are...' Over 130 Students Get the 'Nod' for the Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards
by Wendi Reichstein - Mar 6, 2015

Nearly150 students filled the Rollins Studio Theatre at the Long Center Friday morning for an early- and unforgettable- Greater Austin High School Musical Theatre Awards (GAHSMTA) nominations ceremony. Surrounded by eager theatre students, excited teachers and directors, and local Austin media outlets, the GAHSMTA Select Ensemble (in true musical theatre fashion), under the direction of the Long Center's Education and Outreach Director Ginger Morris, performed an impressive Broadway-style opener leading up to the morning's big announcement. (more...)

RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD to Run 4/11-5/17 at Lillian TheatreRECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD to Run 4/11-5/17 at Lillian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

In 1948, a decade before Motown, black businessman and entrepreneur John Dolphin opened his soon-to-be world famous Dolphin's of Hollywood record store in South Los Angeles, just off legendary Central Avenue. Bringing this little-known slice of L.A. history to life on stage, the world premiere of Recorded in Hollywood opens at the Lillian Theatre on April 11. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD THE MUSICAL at Lillian TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at RECORDED IN HOLLYWOOD THE MUSICAL at Lillian Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

In 1948, a decade before Motown, black businessman and entrepreneur John Dolphin opened his soon-to-be world famous Dolphin's of Hollywood record store in South Los Angeles, just off legendary Central Avenue. Bringing this little-known slice of L.A. history to life on stage, the world premiere of Recorded in Hollywood opens at the Lillian Theatre on April 11. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Makes You Realize "How Lucky You Are"BWW Reviews: 3-D Theatricals' SEUSSICAL Makes You Realize "How Lucky You Are"
by Don Grigware - Mar 3, 2015

Remember when you were a child and hated to think? Or were you like JoJo with excessively brilliant thinks? No matter! Put yourself into a Dr. Seuss...ical mode and get on down to the Redondo Beach Performing Arts Center from Friday March 6 to Sunday March 8 only for the final weekend of performances of 3-D Theatricals' exhilarating Seussical the Musical. David Engel, an original member of the Broadway cast, directs with panache and Cathy Rigby leads a delightful cast in a show for youngsters young and old. (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

ABIGAIL/1702 to Play Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 5/1-24ABIGAIL/1702 to Play Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 5/1-24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

What ever happened to Abigail Williams? Combining a provocative parable of sin and redemption with a good, old-fashioned ghost story, Roberto Aguirre-Sacasa (Carrie, Spider-man: Turn Off the Dark, Fox's Glee) explores what might have come next for the real-life Puritan villainess at the center of Arthur Miller's The Crucible. ICT artistic director caryn desai [sic] directs the West Coast premiere of Abigail/1702, opening May 1 at International City Theatre in the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for April 29 and 30. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at The Cultural Arts Playhouse's ONCE ON THIS ISLANDPhoto Flash: First Look at The Cultural Arts Playhouse's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

The Cultural Arts Playhouse, PLainview is presenting the musical Once On This Island, March 20-April 12. The theater is located at 625 Old Country Rd, Plainview, NY. Tickets are on sale at www.culturalartsplayhouse.com (more...)

VIDEO: Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast & Creative Team Take Final Bows; Thank Producer David StoneVIDEO: Idina Menzel & IF/THEN Cast & Creative Team Take Final Bows; Thank Producer David Stone
by Caryn Robbins - Mar 23, 2015

Yesterday, March 22nd, the cast and creative team of Broadway's IF/THEN, including Idina Menzel, James Snyder, LaChanze, Anthony Rapp, Jenn Colella, Tom Kitt, Brian Yorkey took their final bows at the Richard Rodgers Theater. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Here They Go! IF/THEN Concludes Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: Here They Go! IF/THEN Concludes Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

IF/THEN, which was named the 'Best Musical of the Year' by New York Magazine, will play its final Broadway performance Today, Sunday, March 22 at 3:00pm. Upon closing, the musical will have played 29 previews and 401 performances. Below, take a look back at the show's journey to Broadway! (more...)

El Mundo es un Escenario - Actores  mexicanos en el extranjero: Diego RiosEl Mundo es un Escenario - Actores mexicanos en el extranjero: Diego Rios
by Lola Arruti - Mar 20, 2015

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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...)

BWW Interview: Galen J. Williams, Swing for MOTOWN THE MUSICALBWW Interview: Galen J. Williams, Swing for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL
by Christine Swerczek - Mar 18, 2015

When I was asked to interview a cast member of "MOTOWN THE MUSICAL" currently on tour, I chose Galen J. Williams. I had two reasons. The first is that I had previously seen him performing in a Broadway Dreams Foundation show in Los Angeles and found him to be a captivating performer. The second is that I am intrigued by the demands of a swing. So I called Galen and spoke with him about MOTOWN and swings and Broadway dreaming. (more...)

Tonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast SetTonye Patano, Afi Bijou & More to Star in Katori Hall's THE BLOOD QUILT at Arena Stage; All-Female Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Olivier Award-winning playwright Katori Hall returns to Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater with the world premiere of her most personal project to date-the fierce comedy-drama The Blood Quilt. Hall is an inaugural resident playwright of Arena Stage's American Voices New Play Institute, and The Blood Quilt is one of three plays from Hall receiving world premieres around the country this season. Hall reunites with director and Howard University alumna Kamilah Forbes (artistic director of the Hip-Hop Theater Festival) following their Broadway collaboration on The Mountaintop. The Blood Quilt runs April 24-June 7, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (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...)

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...)

Tim Realbuto Joins 12th Annual BROADWAY COMES TO YONKERS Benefit, 4/6Tim Realbuto Joins 12th Annual BROADWAY COMES TO YONKERS Benefit, 4/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Tim Realbuto (Wunderkind; Ghostlight) has joined the list of guest stars for the 12th Annual Broadway Comes to Yonkers benefit concert. (more...)

Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of The Public Theater's HAMILTON- Now in Previews!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 31, 2015

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Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of 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...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

New Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2015/2016 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes LES MIS' Tony-Nominated Keala SettleThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes LES MIS' Tony-Nominated Keala Settle
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2015

On Monday, February 9 2015, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Keala Settle, Tony nominee for HANDS ON A HARDBODY, currently starring as Madame Thenardier in the Broadway production of LES MISERABLES Keala shares stories from her three years on the road as Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of HAIRSPRAY, making her Broadway debut in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, how the HARDBODY Tony nomination changed her life, and how she won the role of Thenardier having never seen a single production of LES MIS. Keala also talks about the darker side of the business, the heartache of HANDS ON A HARDBODY being a a critical failure which resulted in a swift closure,how the HAIRSPRAY tour led to her decision to step away from acting, and her cherished time working as a stagehand while she tried to figure out if she should take another stab at performing. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Enchants Milwaukee with Grande Dreams, Melodies and StorytellingBWW Reviews: ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Enchants Milwaukee with Grande Dreams, Melodies and Storytelling
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Feb 4, 2015

Discover an Island--an island overflowing with dreams for a enchanting oasis this February at the Skylight Music Theater. In a reprise of a Skylight 1998 production, the musical paring the award-winning Lynn Aherns and Stephen Flaherty, Once On This Island returns Milwaukee to the French Antilles seen on the Cabot Stage. A place where brilliant color, dancing and music captivates the audience through an entire, no intermission evening. (more...)

BWW Reviews: GIGI Premieres at the Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: GIGI Premieres at the Kennedy Center
by Charles Shubow - Feb 4, 2015

Two Broadway veterans, Victoria Clark and Dee Hoty, shine in Broadway tryout. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Run 2/11-3/8 at Meadow Brook TheatreONCE ON THIS ISLAND to Run 2/11-3/8 at Meadow Brook Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

It's cold outside, but Meadow Brook Theatre warms things up with a magical musical folk tale. In almost non-stop song and dance, 'Once On This Island' tells the story of Ti Moune, a peasant girl who rescues and falls in love with Daniel, a wealthy boy from the other side of her island in the Caribbean. Tradition forbids the match - but when the gods of water, love and death that rule the island take an interest, just what will Ti Moune give up for love? And can love really conquer all? (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23Philadelphia Theatre Company's Theatre Masters Series to Continue with Tony Winner Billy Porter, 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Tony and Grammy Award-winner Billy Porter continues Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters Series on March 23 at 7:00 PM at the Suzanne Roberts Theatre (Broad and Lombard Streets). Porter will be joined in conversation by theatre historian and author John Kenrick. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters offers an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing personal journeys of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both art and life. The series, which launched February 16 with a sold out house for Bill Irwin, concludes with Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Andy Mientus, Seth Rudetsky, Skylar Astin, Telly Leung, LaChanze and More Set for Next Winter's First-Ever BroadwayConAndy Mientus, Seth Rudetsky, Skylar Astin, Telly Leung, LaChanze and More Set for Next Winter's First-Ever BroadwayCon
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

BroadwayCon, from IF/THEN star Anthony Rapp and the creators of LeakyCon and GeekyCon, will be the first-ever Broadway fan convention, held January 22-24, 2016 in New York City, and the team just announced the event's first round of guest stars! (more...)

Queensbury Theatre Creates Tribble School for the Performing ArtsQueensbury Theatre Creates Tribble School for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Queensbury Theatre is proud to announce the creation of the new Tribble School for the Performing Arts, opening Late Spring of 2015. Underwritten by long-time arts supporters and Houston philanthropists Jay and Charlotte Tribble, the school's primary mission is to foster a deeper connection with the community and make performing arts education more readily available for Houston area students of all ages. (more...)

Kenita Miller to Play 54 Below, 3/7Kenita Miller to Play 54 Below, 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Kenita Miller in "Kenita Miller at 54 Below' on March 7th at 9.30 pm. Broadway's small but mighty Kenita Miller, of Xanadu, Dessa Rose, The Color Purple and more, makes her 54 Below solo debut with Lindsay Mendez, Margo Seibert, and Steven Flaherty joining her as special guests. This one night only event will feature a powerful collection contemporary and standard musical theatre songs, blues, and jazz. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of 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 just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month2015 LPTW Awards to Honor Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Donyale Werle and More Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

On Monday, March 16, 2015, the League of Professional Theatre Women (LPTW), a not-for-profit organization committed to promoting visibility and increasing opportunities for women in the professional theatre, is pleased to recognize the talents of five outstanding women: Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Kathleen Chalfant, Sandra A. Daley-Sharif, Rachel Dickstein, and Donyale Werle. (more...)

What's Nashville's Favorite Love Song from a Musical?What's Nashville's Favorite Love Song from a Musical?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 13, 2015

In a town where everyone from your next-door neighbor to your favorite barista - from your dental hygienist to your manicurist, your seatmate on the bus, your friendly neighborhood bartender and maybe even the guy who does your taxes - is a songwriter, you'll find that there's never a shortage of opinions on the topic of favorite songs. Ask a cross-section of Nashville theater-types what their favorite love song is from the annals of musical theater and you're going to get a barrage of answers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lipscomb Theatre's SEUSSICAL THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Lipscomb Theatre's SEUSSICAL THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 12, 2015

Now one of the most performed shows in America, Seussical is a fantastical, magical, musical extravaganza! Tony winners Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty (Lucky Stiff, My Favorite Year, Once On This Island and Ragtime) have lovingly brought to life all of our favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, The Cat in the Hat, Gertrude McFuzz, Lazy Mayzie and a little boy with a big imagination--Jojo. The colorful characters transport us from the Jungle of Nool to the Circus Mcgurkus to the invisible world of the Whos. (more...)

 TMP Family Theater to Stage SEUSSICAL TYA, 2/21-3/1 TMP Family Theater to Stage SEUSSICAL TYA, 2/21-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

TMP Family Theater announces its second musical of the season - Seussical TYA. A show fun for the whole family! (more...)

BWW Interviews: THE BLOOD QUILT's Nikiya Mathis and Afi Bijou Talk Arena Stage's World Premiere of Katori Hall's New PlayBWW Interviews: THE BLOOD QUILT's Nikiya Mathis and Afi Bijou Talk Arena Stage's World Premiere of Katori Hall's New Play
by Ellen Burns - Apr 27, 2015

It's evident upon meeting Nikiya Mathis and Afi Bijou to talk about their roles in Arena Stage's world premiere production of The Blood Quilt, currently in previews, how much they love what they do.  Some tangible evidence? The women gave up a good part of their dinner break on one of the final days of rehearsals to talk with me.   (more...)

Michael & Brian Hajjar Set for 54 Below, 5/23Michael & Brian Hajjar Set for 54 Below, 5/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael & Brian Hajjar in 'Hajjar Hooligans' on May 23rd 2015 at 11:30 pm. While studying musical theatre at NYU Steinhardt, identical twins Michael and Brian Hajjar have performed in main stage collegiate productions, off-Broadway, in a cappella groups, and more. Join them as they celebrate the end of their collegiate musical theatre adventure and the beginning of an unforgettable night full of music and laughter at 54 Below! (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU CastBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On April 30 (1PM), please join us for a career Conversations with It Shoulda Been You cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howard and Chip Zien and moderated by Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!'. The event will take place at The New School - Theresa Lang Center (55 West 13th Street --2nd Floor). (more...)

The National to Revive MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM This WinterThe National to Revive MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, August Wilson's MA RAINEY'S BLACK BOTTOM is headed to the National Theatre in January, directed by Dominic Cooke. (more...)

ANASTASIA Musical to Make World Premiere at Hartford Stage Next Summer; Darko Tresnjak to Direct!ANASTASIA Musical to Make World Premiere at Hartford Stage Next Summer; Darko Tresnjak to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, will anchor Hartford Stage's 2015-16 season from May 12-June 5, 2016, with the world premiere of a new musical, Anastasia, inspired by the real life Royal Anastasia Romanov and the enduring mystery of her true identity. (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexader & Nikki M. James Coming to U.S. Theaters & On Demand This JulyLUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexader & Nikki M. James Coming to U.S. Theaters & On Demand This July
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Veteran independent film distributor Richard Abramowitz announced that his company Abramorama, will release LUCKY STIFF in New York City on July 24th. The Orchard will compliment the theatrical release by making the film available to all U.S. and Canadian cable, satellite and digital platforms for a simultaneous day and date release. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7San Diego Musical Theatre to Present SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, 5/22-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

SRO Presents Princesses and Heroes in Opera, Sunday 4/26SRO Presents Princesses and Heroes in Opera, Sunday 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2015

?The New Jersey State Repertory Opera (SRO) will present its spring benefit concert, “Princesses and Heroes In Opera,” on Sunday, April 26, 2015 at the Van Vleck House and Gardens in Montclair, NJ from 4:30 pm to 7:30 pm. (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in JuneMcNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to an Equity casting notice, a staged reading of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held on June 12, 2015. Tony winner Darko Tresnjak is set to direct the project, along with musical director Tom Murray. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

On the heels of its hit production of The Full Monty, Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 2015 season with LOVING REPEATING, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, LOVING REPEATING is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once On This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. (more...)

Jenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights HorizonsJenny Schwartz's IOWA Opens Tonight at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Playwrights Horizons 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, opens tonight, April 13, 2015. (more...)

Nominees Announced for Atlanta's Shuler Hensley Awards; Ceremony Set for 4/23Nominees Announced for Atlanta's Shuler Hensley Awards; Ceremony Set for 4/23
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

ArtsBridge Foundation, the arts education outreach arm of the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, today announced the nominees for the 2015 Georgia High School Musical Theater Awards - Shuler Hensley Awards in a live streaming broadcast on WSBTV.com. Twenty four (24) public and private schools from throughout the state were nominated in 17 categories. The awards, which showcase the next generation of Georgia's musical theater talent, will be presented live at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre on April 23 in an Awards Show hosted by WSB-TV's Fred Blankenship and Wendy Corona. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy KarlTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy Karl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

On Monday, April 13th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ROCKY and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Andy Karl. Karl, who has previously been seen on Broadway in JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE, 9 TO FIVE, and others shot to stardom when he was cast in the title role of Ahrens and Flaherty's $17 million adaptation of the Sylvester Stallone film. Karl reflects on being cast in the role, the physical and emotional toll the role took on him, and the life and career altering journey the experience was for him. He also discusses his excitement to be working alongside Kristin Chenowith in Roundabout Theater Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (the first Broadway job for which he didn't have to audition), and tells hilarious stories about collaborating with his wife Orfea on the Jerry Mitchell helmed 2007 production of LEGALLY BLONDE. (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8Berkeley Rep to Close Season with ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS, Begin. 5/8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre will conclude its 48th season with Richard Bean's internationally acclaimed One Man, Two Guvnors, a sassy update of Carlo Goldoni's classic knee-slapper, The Servant of Two Masters. Set in 1963 Brighton, England, One Man, Two Guvnors is a brilliantly delicious mash-up of splendid comedy, British pantomime, and music-hall revues. The uproarious plot features a disarming and doltish Francis Henshall who finds himself trapped by farce into working for two bosses - who are connected in wildly improbable ways. He just has to keep them from discovering each other. Inspired insanity, high-low antics, and nimble wordplay ensue - all backed by live musicians paying homage to rockabilly and a certain Fab Four. Directed by David Ivers - artistic director of the Utah Shakespeare Festival - and with songs by Grant Olding, One Man, Two Guvnors is a riotous blast complete with a colorful cast of characters in a topsy-turvy world of love triangles and mistaken identities. It previews on Friday May 8, 2015, opens on Friday, May 15, 2015, and plays through Sunday June 21, 2015. Press night for One Man, Two Guvnors will be held on Friday, May 15, 2015. Individual tickets start at $29 and can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. (more...)

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