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From the novel Le Fantôme de L'Opéra by Gaston Leroux

This mesmerizing Phantom is traditional musical theatre in the finest sense. The Tony award winning authors of Nine have transformed Gaston Leroux' original novel into a sensation that enraptures audiences and critics with beautiful songs and an expertly crafted book. It is constructed around characters more richly developed than in any other version, including the original novel!


THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Revealed as Part of Theatre Under the Stars Season; Full Season Schedule AnnouncedTHE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour Revealed as Part of Theatre Under the Stars Season; Full Season Schedule Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

First spotted by eagle-eyed viewers on the BroadwayWorld.com Message Boards, a tour is shaping up as promised for a show that built up a large fan base but didn't have a long run on the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - January 31 - Broadway Looks Forward to the Super Bowl, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - January 31 - Broadway Looks Forward to the Super Bowl, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 SeasonHouston Grand Opera Releases Schedule of Events for 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

Houston, January 29, 2015—Houston Grand Opera's (HGO) 2015–16 season showcases the vibrant and diverse artistic mix that marks HGO as a leading 21st-century American opera company: Wagner's Siegfried, the third installment of La Fura dels Baus's imaginative Ring cycle featuring a new generation of Wagnerians; the world premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players; Dvo?ák's fairy tale rarity Rusalka; a holiday revival of family favorite The Little Prince from the award-winning composer Rachel Portman and librettist Nicholas Wright; a new production of The Marriage of Figaro and a new-to-Houston Eugene Onegin; a beloved core production, Tosca; and the Houston debut of Broadway sensation Rob Ashford's take on the classic musical Carousel. Through its community collaboration program HGOco, the company will present two additional world premieres: O Columbia, a chamber opera by composer Gregory Spears and librettist Royce Vavrek that examines the past, present, and future of the American spirit of exploration; and another chamber opera, by composer David Hanlon and librettist Stephanie Fleischmann, about the impact of hurricanes on the Texas Gulf coast. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/30/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/30/2015
by BWW - Jan 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/30/2015. (more...)

Antonio Banderas Says 'Theatre is Like a Woman' and Talks Returning to the StageAntonio Banderas Says 'Theatre is Like a Woman' and Talks Returning to the Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

On today's episode of THE VIEW, Antonio Banderas addressed a question we'd be wondering about too -- when will we see him back on Broadway? 'I'd love to. I've said this many times that the happiest times I've spent in America was not in front of the camera, it was on stage. I feel like the theatre is like a woman -- beautiful, they love me and I've abandoned it.' (more...)

HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14HOLLYWOOD AND BROADWAY to Premiere at Hudson Guild Theatre, Begin. 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Fashion Designer to the Stars, Octavio Carlin in conjunction with a Multiple Award Winning Team brings you this world premiere comedy. (more...)

Ben Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksBen Vereen, Marin Mazzie, Cast of LES MIZ & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

This February and March 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. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Sandy Moore Releases Debut BookSandy Moore Releases Debut Book
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

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Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!Breaking News: LES MISERABLES Announces New Leads for Second Year on Broadway; Plus Tony Nominee Ramin Karimloo Extends!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil & Schonberg's LES MISERABLES will welcome several new cast members for its second year on Broadway beginning Tuesday, March 3 at The Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/30/2015 - BROOKLYNITE, THE NETHER, PHANTOM at 27 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 30, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: BROOKLYNITE begins off-Broadway, THE NETHER starts at the Duke of York's in London, and Phantom marks 27 years on the Great White Way! (more...)

West End's WICKED Extends Through April 2016West End's WICKED Extends Through April 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

WICKED, the classic West End musical that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce the opening of its 19th new booking period, on Monday 2 February 2015 at 10am, with 500,000 new tickets going on sale for performances until Saturday 30 April 2016. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Alexandra Ncube of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera HouseBWW Interviews: Alexandra Ncube of THE BOOK OF MORMON at Winspear Opera House
by Kyle West - Jan 29, 2015

Alexandra Ncube, of The Book of Mormon, talks about tripping onstage, auditions and life on the road! (more...)

STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS Set for NJPAC, 3/14STEPHEN SCHWARTZ & FRIENDS Set for NJPAC, 3/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Stephen Schwartz & Friends: Defying Gravity Saturday, March 14, 2015 at 7:30 PM in the Victoria Theater. Get your tickets now at NJPAC.org or 888.GO.NJPAC (888.466.5722) (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Turns 27THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Turns 27
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 29, 2015

Today we celebrate 27th birthday of the longest-running show in Broadway history, THE Phantom OF THE OPERA. (more...)

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...)

Marni Raab and John Cudia to Bring Broadway to Sioux Falls with the SDSO, 2/7Marni Raab and John Cudia to Bring Broadway to Sioux Falls with the SDSO, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The South Dakota Symphony Orchestra (SDSO) is bringing the magic of Broadway to Sioux Falls in February! In their upcoming concerts of The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, and More!, they will host an array of music from hit Broadway productions, such as The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables, Cats, and many more. Joining the SDSO for these performances are current Broadway stars Marni Raab and John Cudia. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: WICKED welcomes a new 'Elphaba' on tour, THE HARD PROBLEM opens in London, Billy Porter performs at Lincoln Center and more! (more...)

New York City Drone Film Festival Announces Films in Competition for 2015New York City Drone Film Festival Announces Films in Competition for 2015
by Movies News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The films selected for competition in the 1st Annual New York City Drone Film Festival (NYCDFF) have been announced. For the 2015 festival, 35 films were selected out of 152 eligible films. (more...)

First Video Clip Of Emma Hatton In West End WICKEDFirst Video Clip Of Emma Hatton In West End WICKED
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 27, 2015

Wicked welcomes a new Elphaba! (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Ciaran Sheehan in FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY Benefit Concert at STNJBWW Interviews: Ciaran Sheehan in FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY Benefit Concert at STNJ
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 27, 2015

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present 'From Galway to Broadway on Thursday, March 5th at 7:30 pm. The show stars Broadway stars, Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton. Broadwayworld.com had the opportunity to interview Ciaran Sheehan about his career and the show. (more...)

OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, celebrates its one-year anniversary on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through May 10 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Cast of IF/THEN, Rachelle Rak & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, Cast of IF/THEN, Rachelle Rak & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

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...)

What's Playing on Broadway: January 26- February 1, 2015What's Playing on Broadway: January 26- February 1, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 26, 2015

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of January 26- February 1, 2015?. (more...)

BWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE Displays Both Good And Evil At SpotlightersBWW Reviews: JEKYLL & HYDE Displays Both Good And Evil At Spotlighters
by Cybele Pomeroy - Jan 26, 2015

If you're often delighted at the large casts Spotlighters and director Fuzz Rourke regularly parades across its carport-sized stage, you'll be delighted again. If you're a fan of the musical direction of Michael Tan and the soaring nuanced vocals he coaxes from these large casts, anticipate another treat. If you admire sparse sets that become multiple settings with a word and a lighting shift, you will find praiseworthy versatility and smooth transitions. If you like theatre in the round and practically in your lap, prepare to catch an actor or two. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/25/15Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 1/25/15
by - Jan 26, 2015

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 1/25/2015. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  1/26INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 1/26
by - Jan 26, 2015

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS, part of our new Industry Insights section that will feature insider industry information, commentary and insights! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, 1/25/2015. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UK Wishes Broadway Production Happy 27th BirthdayTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA UK Wishes Broadway Production Happy 27th Birthday
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 26, 2015

THE Phantom OF THE OPERA turns 27! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/26/15- THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERASTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/26/15- THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by Stage Tube - Jan 26, 2015

Today in 1988, The Phantom of the Opera opened at the Majestic Theatre, where it has played for 9980 performances and still running. Written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Charles Hart, the musical opened in the West End in 1986, celebrating its 25th anniversary in October 2011. It won the 1986 Olivier Award and the 1988 Tony Award for Best Musical, and Michael Crawford (in the title role) won the 1986 Olivier and 1988 Tony for Best Performance by an Actor in a Musical. It is the longest-running Broadway show by a wide margin, the second longest-running West End musical, and the third longest-running West End show overall. (more...)

Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: January 26- February 1, 2015Broadway Ticket Buying Guide: January 26- February 1, 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 26, 2015

Welcome to BroadwayWorld's: The Broadway Ticket Buying Guide. Below, you will find weekly updates on full priced tickets, discounts, availability for the hottest productions, and locations for shows playing the Great White Way! Catch up on all the latest stats so that you can see your favorite productions at the best price! (And make it there on time). (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Jan. 25 Part 2 - BILLY ELLIOT Goes True Blue, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Jan. 25 Part 2 - BILLY ELLIOT Goes True Blue, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our January 24th #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Jan. 24 - Broadway Says Goodbye to THE LAST SHIP, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Jan. 24 - Broadway Says Goodbye to THE LAST SHIP, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

Norm Lewis & Danny Holgate to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre's 46th Anniversary GalaNorm Lewis & Danny Holgate to be Honored at Amas Musical Theatre's 46th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 46th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, March 30th, 2015 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). Honorary Chair for the event is distinguished actor, director, and choreographer Andre De Shields. (more...)

SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/23/2015SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 1/23/2015
by BWW - Jan 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's SHOW BIZ: Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 1/23/2015. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the WingsAaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Anna Francolini and Michael Xavier will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. (more...)

Viktoria Tocca Comes to the Metropolitan Room, 2/7Viktoria Tocca Comes to the Metropolitan Room, 2/7
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Award winning Swedish singer/songwriter Viktoria Tocca (www.ViktoriaTocca.com), who has performed around the world to rave reviews, will make her first 2015 club appearance in New York City at The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street), on Saturday February 7 at 9:30 PM. She will be accompanied by her band, led by the incredible Jon Cobert. (more...)

Lupita Nyong'o, Reese Witherspoon & More Join SAG AWARDS Presenters LineupLupita Nyong'o, Reese Witherspoon & More Join SAG AWARDS Presenters Lineup
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Matthew Beard, Colin Farrell, Jeff Goldblum, Allen Leech, Jared Leto, Lupita Nyong'o, Emmy Rossum, Andy Samberg, Liev Schreiber and Reese Witherspoon will be presenters at the 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards, Executive Producer Kathy Connell announced today. (more...)

Nikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN ConcertNikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray; "Huge"), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line; Death Takes A Holiday), and Christine Dwyer (Wicked; Rent) join previously announced Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"), Laurissa Romain ("Top Five"), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story) as the special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Sing 'Hard Times Come Again No More' from COMING HOME DVDBWW TV Exclusive: Watch Kristin Chenoweth Sing 'Hard Times Come Again No More' from COMING HOME DVD
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 22, 2015

Below, we are excited to bring you a world premiere exclusive of Chenoweth singing Stephen Foster's "Hard Times Come Again No More". Check out the full performance below! (more...)

Breaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative TeamBreaking News: Roy Rogers and Dale Evans Musical HAPPY TRAILS Coming to Broadway in 2016? Menken, Slater & McAnuff Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Producer Larry G. Spangler and The Spangler Group announced today the creative team for HAPPY TRAILS, a new musical based on the life and career of American icons Roy Rogers and his wife Dale Evans. The musical will feature original music by Tony and multiAcademy Award-winner Alan Menken (Little Shop of Horrors, Aladdin, Beauty and the Beast, Newsies, Sister Act), lyrics by Tony nominee Glenn Slater (Sister Act, Tangled, ABC-TV's Galavant, upcoming School of Rock), a book by Academy Award-winner Marshall Brickman (Annie Hall, Manhattan, Jersey Boys, The Addams Family), and direction by two-time Tony Award-winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys, Big River, Tommy). (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King". It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,"Camelot", 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

HIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: CPA'S Holly HillHIGH SCHOOL DRAMA: CPA'S Holly Hill
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2015

This week we introduce you to one of Paula Flautt's outstanding actors: Holly Hill, an 18-year-old senior at Christ Presbyterian Academy, who is busy doing her college auditions while preparing for what could well be the most challenging role any young actress could aspire to: Mary Poppins in CPA's April production of the Broadway musical. In addition, she is a member of the Tennessee State Thespian Conference advisory board (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/21/2015 - Mitchell Returns to HEDWIG, TUCK EVERLASTING Begins in Atlanta and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/21/2015 - Mitchell Returns to HEDWIG, TUCK EVERLASTING Begins in Atlanta and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 21, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: John Cameron Mitchell slips into HEDWIG's familiar stilettos, TUCK EVERLASTING starts up in Atlanta, Tom Stoppard's THE HARD PROBLEM begins across the pond and more! (more...)

Full Cast Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan SilvermanFull Cast Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Casting is complete for the upcoming workshop presentations of the Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

Philipstown Depot Theatre's CABARET IN THE COUNTRY to Feature SIMPLY STREISAND, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & MorePhilipstown Depot Theatre's CABARET IN THE COUNTRY to Feature SIMPLY STREISAND, SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The Philipstown Depot Theatre has announced the continuation of their popular Cabaret in the Country series with a full season of shows. Throughout 2015, some of NYC's finest cabaret artists from the worlds of Broadway and beyond descend upon Putnam County! Audiences can expect to hear treasured music from composers like Andrew Lloyd Webber, Stephen Sondheim, Rodgers and Hammerstein and songs made popular by the one and only Barbra Streisand. It's a series full of surprises and extraordinary music. (more...)

BWW Interviews: He's Got Some Nice Work: A Chat with Nice Work If You Can Get It's Reed CampbellBWW Interviews: He's Got Some Nice Work: A Chat with Nice Work If You Can Get It's Reed Campbell
by Ellen Burns - Jan 21, 2015

As “Cookie,” the charming, mischievous troublemaker-with-a-heart in the national tour of Broadway's Nice Work If You Can Get It, Reed Campbell has a sweet deal: he gets to do work he loves and travel the country at the same time. Touring, Reed admits, is physically demanding, and taking on the role for which original Broadway cast member, Michael McGrath won a 2012 Tony award, gave him pause, but he loves the Nice Work cast and creative team, that are “so cohesive, kind and energetic,” all important qualities for taking a production of this scale on the road. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Chris Mann Releases New SingleTHE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Chris Mann Releases New Single
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

?Chris Mann, now on tour as 'The Phantom' in The Spectacular New Production of The Phantom of the Opera and former finalist on The Voice, released a new single Remember Me on January 20. Co-written by Mann, world-renowned neuroscientist and Alzheimer's researcher, Dr. Rudy Tanzi, and Mann's wife, Laura Mann, Remember Me was written for families dealing with Alzheimer's with the hope that the song and social media campaign #RememberMe will put greater national focus on the disease and increase fundraising to find a cure. (more...)

BWW Review: CHICAGO Opens at the Kauffman Center in Kansas CityBWW Review: CHICAGO Opens at the Kauffman Center in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Jan 21, 2015

The windy city blew into the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts with gale force on Tuesday night as the Theater League presented the opening of Chicago the Musical. Barry and Fran Weissler present the Tony Award winning musical with book by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, music by John Kander, and lyrics by Fred Ebb. David Bushman recreates the original choreography and David Hyslop recreates the original production direction of the musical originally choreographed and directed by Fosse. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & MoreInDepth InterView: Adam Pascal Talks Upcoming Concerts, UNBREAKABLE: THE MUSICAL, New Movies, New Music, Plus Reflects on RENT, AIDA & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 21, 2015

Today we are talking to the originator of leading roles in two iconic Tony Award-winning musicals of the 1990s and 2000s, RENT and AIDA, as well as a notable presence on the Great White Way in musicals such as CABARET, CHICAGO and MEMPHIS - the charismatic and steel-voiced Adam Pascal. Reflecting on his career highlights as part of Jonathan Larson's seminal rock musical RENT and how it defined an entire generation, Pascal opens up about his participation in the early stages of the show as well as comments on the enduring legacy of Pulitzer Prize-winning musical in its 20th anniversary year. Furthermore, Pascal sheds some light on his other originating role in a Broadway musical as part of Elton John and Tim Rice's Disney stage musical AIDA, sharing observations on headlining a new musical of such epic proportions. Most importantly, Pascal previews what audiences can expect from his upcoming East Coast concerts coming up later this month and what sort of evening of story and song he has planned for his passionate fan-base. Additionally, Pascal reflects on his runs in a handful of revivals ranging from Kander & Ebb's long-running CHICAGO to the last Roundabout Theatre Company revival of CABARET as well as starring in the Tony Award-winning Best Musical MEMPHIS. Plus, Pascal offers the 411 on his new self-penned stage adaptation of the unique M. Night Shyalaman superhero film UNBREAKABLE and what his plans are for the project currently in development. All of that, potential future roles he would like to take on someday soon, his upcoming feature films PUNK IS DEAD and THE DEVIL'S CARNIVAL: HALLELUJAH, CHESS observations and much, much more with one of Broadway's most recognizable modern leading men! (more...)

Norm Lewis and Rebecca Luker to Bring 'SWINGING ON A STAR' to NJPAC This SpringNorm Lewis and Rebecca Luker to Bring 'SWINGING ON A STAR' to NJPAC This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

New Jersey Performance Arts Center (NJPAC) announces the all the magical, timeless hits by Sinatra songwriter Jimmy Van Heusen -- "My Kind of Town," "All the Way," "Call Me Irresponsible" -- performed by Broadway royalty: Tony nominees Norm Lewis (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) and Rebecca Luker (Mary Poppins, The Music Man) on Sunday, April 25th at 8PM. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE VOICE's Chris Mann, Katie Travis & More in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at THE VOICE's Chris Mann, Katie Travis & More in THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Chris Mann, Katie Travis, Storm Lineberger and Anne Kanengeiser recently joined the cast of the spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE Phantom OF THE OPERA, currently on national tour. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of Phantom, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, is performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

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