Once On This Island
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Winter Garden Theatre (New York, NY)
1634 Broadway (At W. 50th St.)
New York, NY 10019
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Based on the novel My Love, My Love by Rosa Guy

Breaking News: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Karen Olivo to Star in tick, tick...BOOM! for Encores! FAUST and PUMP BOYS Announced
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2014

This just in! New York City Center's acclaimed Encores! Off-Center series, under the artistic direction of Jeanine Tesori, will return this summer for a second season of landmark Off-Broadway musicals. The season opens with Jonathan Larson's tick, tick… BOOM!, June 25 - 28, starring Lin-Manuel Miranda and Karen Olivo, directed by Oliver Butler, and continues with a one-night only performance of Randy Newman'sFaust: The Concert, with Randy Newman as the Devil, directed by Thomas Kail, on July 1. Pump Boys and Dinettes, withbook, music and lyrics by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann , directed by Lear deBessonet and choreographed by Danny Mefford, wraps up the season, running July 16 - 19. Chris Fenwick is the Encores! Off-Center music director. (more...)

Bonus Performances From Patina Miller's LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Gig - DREAMGIRLS, Etc.!
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

2013 Tony Award winner Patina Miller wowed in an exceptional musical theatre-themed concert last week via LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER and a trio of bonus performances featuring the versatile vocalist are now available to view. (more...)

VIDEO: 'Today' Goes Behind-the-Scenes of Broadway's ROCKY
by TV News Desk - Mar 31, 2014

TODAY's Willie Geist got an exclusive, behind-the-scenes look at the new "Rocky" musical, Sylvester Stallone's adaptation of his Oscar-winning film (more...)

IF/THEN Original Broadway Cast Recording Now Available For Pre-Order, Out 6/3
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 31, 2014

The original Broadway cast recording for new musical IF/THEN, starring Tony Award winner Idina Menzel, is now available for pre-order. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hot Photos Alert! Get a Simmering First Look at IF/THEN on Broadway with Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, LaChanze & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Hot Photos Alert! You've been asking us for these photos since previews began, and we've finally got a first look at Idina Menzel's BIG return to Broadway for the first time since winning the Tony Award for Wicked. (more...)

SEUSSICAL to Play Chicago Shakespeare Theater, 7/5-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater brings the humor and magic of Dr. Seuss to life onstage this summer in the Broadway musical comedy Seussical for young audiences and their families. Directed by Scott Weinstein with musical direction by Michael Mahler, Seussical will be performed July 5 through August 17 in CST's Courtyard Theater. (more...)

Meet the Cast of West End's MISS SAIGON; Returns May 3, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2014

Miss Saigon, currently booking for performances through to Saturday 25th October 2014, will make its highly anticipated return to the West End on Saturday 3 May 2014 at the Prince Edward Theatre, in the musical's 25th anniversary year. Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schonberg's epic musical has played in 300 cities in 15 different languages, winning awards around the world since the sensational record-breaking run at London's Theatre Royal Drury Lane 25 years ago. This epic love story tells the tragic tale of young bar girl Kim, orphaned by war, who falls in love with an American GI Chris--but their lives are torn apart by the fall of Saigon. Meet the full company below! (more...)

Ismenia Mendes Joins Cast of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA at Playwrights Horizons; Sarah Sutherland Withdraws Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced new details for its World Premiere production of YOUR MOTHER'S COPY OF THE KAMA SUTRA, a new play by Kirk Lynn (Co-Artistic Director, Austin's Rude Mechanicals), directed by Obie Award winner Anne Kauffman (Detroit, Maple and Vine at PH; Belleville; This Wide Night; The Thugs), which begins previews this weekend. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 26th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 26, 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. 'Cats' and 'Les Miserables' open in major suburban productions, a world premiere from Hershey Felder, a Chicago premiere from Pride Films And Plays, 'Carnival' spins, Harms and Scrofano feted, season announcements from Porchlight, Williams Street and Milwaukee Skylight, and more! (more...)

Julie Taymor, Tyne Daly, Donna Murphy & More Set for Drama League's 2014 Spring Season Events
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

The Drama League has announced their Spring 2014 Programming Schedule of special performances, events and educational offerings at the new Drama League Theater Center in Tribeca. Highlights include intimate evenings with Tony Award winners Tyne Daly, Terrence McNally, Donna Murphy, Julie Taymor, William Ivey Long and the composing team of Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty. (more...)

IF/THEN Cast Album in the Works! Masterworks Broadway to Release on 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY just announced the signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of If/Then.Produced by Steve Epstein, Tom Kitt and David Stone, the album will be recorded on April 7 in anticipation of a June 3, 2014 release.Visit MasterworksBroadway.com for more information. (more...)

Rossini's CINDERELLA, ONCE ON THIS ISLAND & More Set for Skylight Music Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Skylight Music Theatre has announced its 2014-2015 season. Following the 2013-2014 season of Revolution, Skylight turns its focus to Fairy Tales and Fantasy, creating a season-long discussion around these stories and diving deeper into why they are present in every culture in the world. The productions and additional programs will investigate why we as humans are drawn to Fairy Tales and Fantasy and what it is about our human nature that compels us to create these stories. (more...)

Harlem School of the Arts to Stage Spring Musical ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Harlem School of the Arts has announced their upcoming performance of 'Once On This Island.' The award-winning musical takes place in the Caribbean and is one of the few all-black musicals. Once On This Island is directed by Department Director Aubrey Lynch and will take place on Saturday March 29 at 2:00 & 7:00pm. (more...)

'Ali Baba Had Them Forty Thieves...' Meet the Full Cast of ALADDIN, Opening Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 19, 2014

Disney's Aladdin, a new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, opens tomorrow night, March 20th. Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions, the show features music by Tony Award and eight-time Oscar winner Alan Menken (Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by two-time Oscar winner Howard Ashman (Beauty and the Beast, The Little Mermaid), three-time Tony Award and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (Evita, Aida) and two-time Tony Award nominee Chad Beguelin (The Wedding Singer), with a book by Beguelin, and is directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon). Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch All-New Commercial for Broadway's ROCKY
by Stage Tube - Mar 19, 2014

A brand new commercial for the new Broadway musical ROCKY has premiered which calls the innovative production 'A Theatrical Game Changer'. Get a first look below! (more...)

SESAME STREET's Alan Muraoka to Direct Olney Theatre Center's ONCE ON THIS ISLAND, Running 4/9-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Olney Theatre Center, a Maryland destination for professional theater performance and education, continues its critically-acclaimed 76th Anniversary season with the family musical Once On This Island April 9 - May 4, 2014 on the Mainstage. (more...)


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Cinnabar Theater to Host Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa & Beer Tasting in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Things are starting to get hot in Sonoma County! This May, Cinnabar Theater invites you to the Great Petaluma Chili Cook-Off, Salsa & Beer Tasting. Don't miss this 17th annual celebration of local chefs and amazing microbrews. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launched its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once On This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays through April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. Check out a first look beow! (more...)

Breaking: ROCKY Original Broadway Cast Recording Gets May Release; Track List Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

Universal Music Enterprises, Stage Entertainment USA, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer and Sylvester Stallone announced today the forthcoming release of the new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY, on May 27th, 2014 (UMe). ROCKY has an original score by the Tony Award-winning team Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens (Ragtime, Once On This Island), who are the album's producers; additionally the score incorporates the iconic songs 'Eye Of The Tiger' and 'Gonna Fly Now.' The musical, which opened Thursday, March 13th at the historic Winter Garden Theatre, stars Andy Karl as Rocky, Margo Seibert as Adrian (making her Broadway debut), Terence Archie as Apollo Creed and features a superb ensemble. (more...)

Richard Maltby, Jr. to Direct Star-Studded Cast for DTC's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', 4/2-27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company will close its 35th season with the 35th anniversary of the hit musical AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz. Delaware Theatre Company's production will be directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and feature his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. (more...)

Vermont Theater Kids Have Many 2014 Summer Camp Options
by Erin McIntyre - Mar 14, 2014

There's still snow on the ground, but warm weather is coming faster than you think! The performing arts thrive during Vermont summers, and so do opportunities for kids to explore the world of theater. Here's a look at some of this summer's Vermont theater camps for kids and teens: (more...)

Chicago Shakespeare Sets 2014-15 Season: HAMLET, KING LEAR, SEUSSICAL & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2014

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) Artistic Director Barbara Gaines and Executive Director Criss Henderson announced today eight productions of the upcoming 2014/15 Season, which includes four major Shakespearean titles, plus a sequel to Shakespeare's epic tragedy and a world premiere musical based on a classic novel. (more...)

BWW Reviews: ROCKY's Unusual Love Story Sings Beautifully
by Michael Dale - Mar 14, 2014

Broadway's newest musical romance is filled with honest sentiment and warmth. (more...)

VIDEO: Sylvester Stallone Takes on ROCKY Egg Challenge on Letterman!
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Sylvester Stallone stopped by last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN to talk about the new Broadway musical ROCKY, opening tonight! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ROCKY's Dutch Colleagues Send the Cast Well Wishes on Opening Night!
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2014

The new musical Rocky, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tonight, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. To wish their Broadway colleagues good luck, the show's Dutch colleagues from from Sister Act, Jersey Boys, Love Story and Hij Gelooft in Mij have sent the cast and crew a break-a-leg video - check it out below! (more...)

BWW TV: Love Wins! Watch Highlights from ROCKY on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 13, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tonight, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. ROCKY features an original score by Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, the celebrated Tony Award-winning and Academy Award-nominated songwriters behind Ragtime, Once On This Island, and Anastasia, and a book by multiple Tony Award winner Thomas Meehan (The Producers, Hairspray, Annie) and Sylvester Stallone, who was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Original Screenplay for the 1976 Oscar-winning Best Picture, Rocky. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Sylvester Stallone Takes On ROCKY Egg Challenge on 'Letterman'
by TV News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Sylvester Stallone appeared on last night's LATE SHOW WITH DAVID LETTERMAN on CBS and went 'full Rocky' by chugging a glass full of raw eggs. (more...)

Review Roundup: ROCKY Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Mar 13, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tonight, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MURDER FOR TWO Writers Welcome ROCKY to Broadway
by Stage Tube - Mar 13, 2014

Looks like the writers of MURDER FOR TWO have another hit on their hands, and this one should be a real knockout. Joe Kinosian and Kellen Blair give you a sample of their new show, Rocky, in honor of its Broadway opening tonight. You know, 'cause they wrote it. Watch below! (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview on Friday, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

Camp Broadway Announces Partnership with United Nations Foundation's NOTHING BUT NETS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Today, Camp Broadway announced a strategic alliance with the United Nations Foundation's Nothing But Nets campaign to encourage performing arts-loving kids to take action and raise awareness about the global fight against malaria. The year-round partnership connects arts and advocacy by showcasing youthful creativity, delivering classroom curriculum, and offering immersive summer camp programming. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 12, 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. 'Cats,' 'Evita' and 'Joseph' all appear, Broadway In Chicago brings new shows and old friends, the 'Annie' film, 'Rent' and next year at the Paramount, two versions of JRB's first show, and Davenport's dishes out the talent. (more...)

Jay Adriel, Austin Colby & More Join Cast of Arena Stage's SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Smokey Joe's Cafe-The Songs of Leiber and Stoller transports audiences to the golden age of rock, rhythm and blues this spring at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. Director Randy Johnson returns to Arena Stage following the success of A Night with Janis Joplin (which enjoyed two runs at Arena Stage followed by a subsequent run on Broadway) to helm this Grammy Award-winning tribute to legendary songwriting duo Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller, which originally opened on Broadway in 1995 and became the longest running musical revue, topping 2,000 performances. Bursting with hit tunes including 'Hound Dog,' 'Jailhouse Rock,' 'Stand by Me,' 'Love Potion #9' and 'On Broadway,' Smokey Joe's Cafe showcases choreography by Parker Esse (Arena Stage's The Music Man, Oklahoma!) and music direction by Victor Simonson (Center Stage's A Civil War Christmas, Arena Stage's 3 Mo' Divas) and runs April 25-June 8, 2014 in the Fichandler Stage. (more...)

Acting Up Stage Culminates 10th Anniversary Season With ELEGIES: A SONG CYCLE, 3/21-4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Acting Up Stage Company, Toronto's premiere not-for-profit musical theatre, culminates their 10th Anniversary Season with a reimagined production of William Finn's Elegies: A Song Cycle. Director Lezlie Wade will remount her 2007 sold-out, smash hit production (which also launched Acting Up Stage as Toronto's go-to company for contemporary musical theatre) alongside an entirely new design team while reuniting most of the performers from this landmark production. (more...)

Step Into the Ring and Meet the Full Cast of ROCKY, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 12, 2014

The new musical ROCKY, starring Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, opens tomorrow, March 13, at Broadway's historic Winter Garden Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company, plus watch footage of Sylvester Stallone's speech following the first preview of Rocky on Broadway! (more...)

CLO Cabaret Announces Cast for RING OF FIRE: THE MUSIC OF JOHNNY CASH, Running 5/22-8/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO has announced the cast for the rousing musical hit Ring of Fire, which will run May 22 through August 17 at the CLO Cabaret. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bailiwick Chicago's DESSA ROSE, Now Playing Through 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2014

Bailiwick Chicago launches its 2013-14 season with the Chicago premiere of the thrilling musical drama DESSA ROSE by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, the Tony Award-winning team behind Ragtime, Once On This Island and Seussical!, directed by Artistic Director Lili-Anne Brown with music direction by Collective Member James Morehead. DESSA ROSE plays through April 5, 2014 at the Victory Gardens Richard Christiansen Theater, 2433 N. Lincoln Ave. in Chicago. Tickets are available at www.victorygardens.org, by calling (773) 871-3000 or in-person at the Victory Gardens Box Office. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Delaware Theatre Company's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Directed By Richard Maltby, Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2014

Delaware Theatre Company's production of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', conceived by Richard Maltby, Jr. and Murray Horwitz, opened this past weekend. The production is directed by original Broadway director and co-creator Richard Maltby, Jr. and features his own handpicked cast alongside the original designs from the 1978 Tony Award-winning production. Scroll down for some pictures from the show! (more...)

Idina Menzel Tweets A Behind The Scenes Look At IF/THEN Cast Recording Sessions
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 8, 2014

Broadway superstar and internationally recognized vocal artist Idina Menzel is currently starring in her Broadway return via brand new Broadway musical IF/THEN and the talented triple-threat has taken to Twitter to share a behind the scenes glimpse at the cast recording for the show. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Recording Studio with the Cast of IF/THEN!
by Walter McBride - Apr 8, 2014

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, MASTERWORKS BROADWAY will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of If/Then. Produced by Steve Epstein, Tom Kitt and David Stone, the album was recorded yesterday, April 7 in anticipation of a June 3, 2014 release. BroadwayWorld was in the recording studio with the cast and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: IF/THEN Cast and Creative Team in the Recording Studio!
by Walter McBride - Apr 7, 2014

The cast and creative team of IF/THEN was at MSR Recording Studios in New York City today to work on the show's Original Broadway Cast Recording, which will be released by Masterworks Broadway on June 3, 2014. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you a sneak peek at the company below! Be sure to check back later for full coverage! (more...)

New York Stage And Film, Vassar Set 30th Anniversary Season: 'BABYLON LINE,' THE LISTENER & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 30th year of their Powerhouse Theater collaboration, are pleased to announce the three new works that will be featured on the Mainstage during the 2014 Powerhouse Theater Season, running from June 20 to July 27 at Vassar College (Poughkeepsie, New York). Subscriptions go on sale May 7; full programming and ticket sale information will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Cleveland Play House's INFORMED CONSENT Takes to the Second Stage, 4/23-5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The 2013-2014 season at Cleveland Play House (CPH) continues with the compelling world premiere production of Deborah Zoe Laufer's Informed Consent. Co-produced with Geva Theatre Center, this incredibly thought-provoking production is inspired by the real life court case between the Havasupai Indian tribe and Arizona State University, and sparks an intriguing debate on both ethicality and morality. Directed by Sean Daniels and Sponsored by Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland Clinic and MetroHealth, Informed Consent will serve as the centerpiece to CPH's 2014 New Ground Theatre Festival and will run from April 23 - May 18 in the Second Stage. (more...)

Yale Rep to Stage World Premiere of THE HOUSE THAT WILL NOT STAND, 4/18-5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Yale Repertory Theatre, in a co-production with Berkeley Repertory Theatre, presents the world premiere of The House that will not Stand by Marcus Gardley, directed by Patricia McGregor. The House that will not Stand will be performed at Yale Repertory Theatre (1120 Chapel Street) April 18-May 10. Opening Night is Thursday, April 24. (more...)

VIDEO: Andy Karl & Margo Seibert 'Having Time of My Life' in ROCKY; Watch 'Today' Appearance
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Andy Karl and Margo Seibert, the stars of Broadway's “Rocky: The Musical,” stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC to chat with anchor Matt Lauer about starring in the Broadway version of the Oscar-winning film. (more...)

CRT to Present LEGALLY BLONDE, 4/24-5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Legally Blonde the Musical onstage at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater April 24-May 4. The 2007 winner of London's Olivier Award for Best Musical, stars Courtney Hammond as the intelligent, self-assured and fashion conscious Elle Woods. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

IF/THEN Cast Album Tracklist Announced; Release Set for 6/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

MASTERWORKS BROADWAY just announced the signing of the Original Broadway Cast Recording of If/Then.Produced by Steve Epstein, Tom Kitt and David Stone, the album was recorded on April 7 in anticipation of a June 3, 2014 release. VisitMasterworksBroadway.com for more information. (more...)

Fight from the Heart! ROCKY First Listen - Preview Five Songs from the Original Broadway Cast Recording!
by Stage Tube - Apr 15, 2014

The new original Broadway cast recording of ROCKY will be released on May 27th, 2014, and the show just revealed a preview of five tracks from the album. Click below to get a first listen! (more...)

VIDEO: Sylvester Stallone Reveals 'No One Wanted Me for Rocky'
by TV News Desk - Apr 1, 2014

Sylvester Stallone stopped by this morning's TODAY on NBC and revealed that the powers that be in Hollywood did want him to play the iconic role of boxing champ Rocky Balboa. (more...)

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