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New York, NY 10036
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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...)

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...)

Zonya Love, Allyson Kaye Daniel, Nathaniel Stampley & More to Lead Milwaukee Repertory Theater's THE COLOR PURPLE this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Milwaukee Repertory Theater announced casting today for The Color Purple, the glorious musical saga which opens Friday, September 26, 2014 and runs from September 23 - November 2, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rufus Bonds Jr, Nicola Hughes and More in Opening Night of PORGY AND BESS at Regents Park Open Air
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Last night, Monday 28 July, was the Opening Night of the Gershwins' Porgy and Bess which runs at Regents Park Open Air Theatre until 23 August. After the show, cast, creative team and invited guests enjoyed a summer drink of Canard Duchene Champagne on the lawn of Regents Park Open Air Theatre, accompanied by Belly Pork Croquettes with Roasted Corn Cream and Lemon Cone Trees. Check out the photos below! (more...)

Broadway Performers Lined Up for THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY at 54 Below, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'ANDERSON & PETTY and a host of Broadway performers' in 'THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY' on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 11pm. Anderson & Petty, the transatlantic songwriting duo, present selections from their new song cycle, Lost, and also their recent album, 'You Are Home - The Songs of Anderson & Petty', which features both Broadway and West End stars including Frances Ruffelle, Coleen Sexton, Cynthia Erivo, Gina Beck and Autumn Hurlbert. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rufus Bonds, Jr., Nicola Hughes and More in Open Air Theatre's PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Celebrated as a landmark piece of American theatre with iconic songs including 'Summertime', 'I Got Plenty of Nothing', 'I Loves You Porgy' and 'It Ain't Necessarily So', Porgy and Bess will be directed by Regents Park Open Air Theatre's Artistic Director Timothy Sheader, with a book adapted by Suzan-Lori Parks and a musical score adapted by Diedre L. Murray. Check out a first look at the production below! (more...)

BDF & Kimmel Center to Present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) partners with theKimmel Center for the Performing Arts to present TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT: Defining EXTRA-Ordinary, a unique Broadway cabaret featuring performances by Broadway veterans and emerging local talent. Directed by Tony Award-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knetchges (Xanadu, Spelling Bee), TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT concludes a weeklong musical theatre intensive taught by the industry's top directors, choreographers, and industry professionals. (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, August 2014
by Alice Chappell - Aug 9, 2014

Some insight into what's happening in the West End throughout August -what we'll bid goodbye to and what we'll welcome in... (more...)

Noah Racey, Corey Mach, Hayley Podschun, Patti Murin and More to Lead Goodspeed's IRVING BERLIN'S HOLIDAY INN World Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

It's time to celebrate! Goodspeed Musicals announces a top-notch cast for its brand new, world premiere musical, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. The much-anticipated production will run from September 19 through November 30. Official Press Opening will be October 15, 2014. (more...)

The Production Company to Open SHOWBOAT Aug 16 at Arts Centre Melbourne
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

SHOW BOAT, the first great contemporary musical opens on August 16 in Arts Centre Melbourne's State Theatre for 10 performances. (more...)

TUTS Sets Teen Cast for 'BRING IT ON'
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars' (TUTS) Humphreys School of Musical Theatre (HSMT) presents the explosive, full teen production of Bring It On The Musical September 12-14 at The Hobby Center. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Michael Rupert, Allison Guinn, Phillip Boykin & Stephen DeRosa Join ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

Producers Howard and Janet Kagan have announced complete casting for the new revival of ON THE TOWN, the musical-comedy love letter to New York City opening on Broadway this fall. 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...)

About The Mirror To Premiere GODS AND KINGS, 09/07-09/10
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Neil Douglas Reilly, most known for 'Rocky' and 'The Gershwin's Porgy & Bess' will once again be composing for About The Mirror's Production of 'Gods & Kings,' along with Austin Ruffer, who will be writing the book and lyrics. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan, Norm Lewis, Chita Rivera, Kelli O'Hara and More Set for Landmark on Main's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Landmark on Main Street in Port Washington is thrilled to announce its exciting 2014-15 Season, which includes magical evenings with some of Broadway's Brightest Stars! (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Des Moines Civic Center On Sale 9/8
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Des Moines Performing Arts, have announced that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play at the Des Moines Civic Center, Tuesday, Dec. 2 through Sunday, Dec. 7, 2014. MOTOWN THE MUSICAL is part of the 2014-2015 Willis Broadway Series. (more...)

SO GOOD FOR THE SOUL: A TRIBUTE TO MOTOWN Opens State Theatre's 88th Season, 9/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Take a trip down “Memory Lane” featuring the songs and sound America grew up with. So Good for the Soul: A Tribute to Motown kicks off the 88th season of the historic State Theatre in Easton with a performance on Saturday, September 20th. (more...)

Drama Desk Award Recipeint Jeremy Webb To Participate in POWER PLAYS Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Drama Desk Award Recipient Jeremy Webb, who has stared in various shows, including 'Tabletop' and 'The Baltimore Waltz' will be participating in the reading of 'Power Plays.' (more...)

MOTOWN Announces Group Sales Preorder Details for Return Broadway Engagement
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

Group sales preorder information is now available for the summer 2016 Broadway return engagement of Motown the Musical, which will continue at The Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on Broadway through January 18, 2015. (more...)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for Actors Fund Benefit Concert at the Geffen This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The Actors Fund and the Geffen Playhouse continue their partnership with a special one-night benefit concert featuring Brian Stokes Mitchell on Monday, October 6 in the Gil Cates Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Tour to Play Concord, 9/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Concord, New Hampshire and will play the Capitol Center for 2 performances, Saturday, September 27, at 7pm & Sunday, September 28, at 2pm. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

98.7WFMT to Broadcast the Lyric Opera's 2014-15 Season, Beginning 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

The Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts kick off the 2014-15 season on Sat., Sept. 6 with the live broadcast of the “Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park” free concert on 98.7WFMT and wfmt.com. The classical station's afternoon drive host Suzanne Nance and Lyric's dramaturg Roger Pines will serve as host and commentator respectively of this season's Lyric Opera of Chicago Broadcasts. (more...)

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts to Welcome Bobby McFerrin, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

Brooklyn Center for the Performing Arts at Brooklyn College will open its 60th Anniversary Season with a concert by 10-time Grammy winner Bobby McFerrin on Saturday, November 1, 2014 at 8pm. Best known for the global number one hit 'Don't Worry Be Happy,' Mr. McFerrin is a percussive, improvisational genius who has stirred audiences through the years with the sounds of the voice box, fusing into his work dozens of different languages and cultures from all over the world. Tickets for this one-night-only event are $36-$60 and can be purchased at BrooklynCenter.org or by calling the box office at 718-951-4500 (Tues-Sat, 1pm-6pm). (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Shows - MOTOWN
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already 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 MOTOWN below! (more...)

...MISKIEN Returns to Cape Town 2-27 September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2014

Three continents, multiple awards and an avalanche of international acclaim later, ...MISKIEN is back in Cape Town 2-27 September. (more...)

Breaking: MOTOWN to Take Broadway Hiatus; Heads to the UK Next Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2014

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the hit musical featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, will play its final performance at Broadway's Lunt Fontanne Theatre (205 West 46th Street) on January 18, 2015. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Join Donato Cabrera and Las Vegas Philharmoic for Season Opener, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The orchestra's 16th season opens with Donato Cabrera's debut as Music Director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 27th at 7:30PM with a concert featuring arias, overtures, and Broadway classics. The orchestra will be accompanied by guest soprano Deborah Voigt, internationally renowned opera superstar. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL Comes to The Cape Playhouse, 9/16-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The national tour of the international hit show Menopause The Musical comes to The Cape Playhouse for a one week run this fall, playing September 16-21. Menopause The Musical is a groundbreaking celebration of women who are on the brink of, in the middle of, or have survived "The Change." (more...)

Lisa O'Hare, Nick Cosgrove, Coleen Sexton and More Set for THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY at 54 Below This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'ANDERSON & PETTY and a host of Broadway performers' in 'THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY' on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014 at 11pm. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Broadway's Latest Phantom Norm Lewis Sing 'The Music of the Night'
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The longest-running show in Broadway history, Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, is currently starring Tony Award nominee Norm Lewis and Broadway and West End star Sierra Boggess. Below, check out a video of Lewis in action as he sings 'The Music of the Night' on stage at the Majestic Theatre! (more...)

TV: Banner Year for Two Beloved African-American Broadway Stars - Audra McDonald and Norm Lewis Honored by ABC News
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2014

Last night, on ABC World News, Audra McDonald marked the second African-American Broadway actor to be featured as a PERSON OF THE WEEK on the popular telecast this year. The program is hosted by Diane Sawyer, who soon leaves that chair to 'create innovative specials' for the network. On the broadcast, McDonald discussed how she prepares to become Billie Holiday each night, as she continues to strive bettering her 'Lady Day' for every performance. This production, directed by Lonny Price, earned her the distinction of being the only actress in history to receive a record 6th Tony Award earlier this year. (more...)

Ben Platt, Tony Yazbeck, NYC Cabaret Festival & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 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...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 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 still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already 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 THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA below! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 18-24, 2014
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Ben Platt: I'm Here!, The Songs of Anderson & Petty, Ga Ga for Gershwin, Andrew Kober's Koberet and Rhonda Ross. (more...)

The Skivvies with Hunter Ryan Herdlicka and More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 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...)

Pasadena Playhouse to Honor Diahann Carroll with 2014 Diversity Award
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

The Pasadena Playhouse announced today that trailblazing actress Diahann Carroll will be the 2014 Diversity Award Honoree at the 8th Annual Pasadena Playhouse Wells Fargo Theatrical Diversity Project fundraising event on Sunday, September 21, 2014. (more...)

Amy Van Norstrand Joins the Ensemble of Goodspeed's HOLIDAY INN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Next week, Amy Van Norstrand will be joining the ensemble of Goodspeed Musicals' World Premiere production Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. (more...)

Atlanta Opera Chorus to Present Program Representing 300 Years of Repertoire, 9/12-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

In celebration of Chorus Master Walter Huff's 25 years with the company, The Atlanta Opera presents a concert of masterpieces spanning 300 years of operatic choral repertoire, including well-known selections by Verdi, Mozart, Puccini, Wagner, Bizet, Britten, and Glass, among others. Each performance features the powerfully moving voice of the acclaimed Atlanta Opera Chorus, conducted by Maestro Huff and accompanied by pianist Brian Eads. (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and soloperformances will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL to Return to Detroit, 10/14-16
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

GFour Productions, winners of 54 Drama Desk and 44 Tony Awards are proudly bringing the international hit show Menopause The Musical to Detroit's Fisher Theatre for just 4 performances, October 14-16. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Presents Four Televised Operas - ATTILA, RIGOLETTO and More!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

San Francisco Opera and KQED 9 partner once again bring the glory of grand opera to the living rooms of the Bay Area. Recorded in impressive high-definition and in 5.1 surround sound at the War Memorial Opera House, the television specials showcase the imaginative stagings and all-star casts from San Francisco Opera's recent productions of I Capuleti e i Montecchi, the tragic tale of Romeo and Juliet accompanied by some of Bellini's most beautiful melodies; Verdi's Attila, a complex look at a legendary warrior tormented by fierce internal doubts; Mefistofele,Boito's resplendent retelling of Goethe's Faust; and Verdi's Rigoletto about a vengeful court jester desperately trying to protect his daughter from disaster. (more...)

Become a Broadway Investor Online; Fund the Upcoming ON THE TOWN Revival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Maxolev Productions (led by Howard & Janet Kagan) announces the launch of a new online investment platform (www.invest.maxolev.com) offering equity in Broadway productions, beginning with the upcoming revival of ON THE TOWN. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: Kate Baldwin, Jason Danieley to Star in Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Revival at Paper Mill; Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) is proud to open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits- CINDERELLA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 13, 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 still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already 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 CINDERELLA below! (more...)

Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert Nets $1 Million
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

With some of the greatest voices in opera gathering together for one night only in a red-carpet affair, Seattle Opera's Speight Celebration Concert and Dinner thrilled more than 2,500 fans at McCaw Hall and raised more than $1 million on Saturday, August 9. (more...)

San Francisco Opera to Present Company Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's SUSANNAH, 9/6-21
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

San Francisco Opera presents the Company premiere of Carlisle Floyd's two-act opera Susannah September 6 at the War Memorial Opera House. Soprano Patricia Racette returns to San Francisco Opera in her role debut as the innocent, strong-willed and falsely accused young woman Susannah Polk. (more...)

The Broadway Experience Wraps Seventh Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

The Broadway Experience returned for a seventh summer program at Manhattan Movement & Arts Center from July 28th - August 10th. With over 20 professional educators from the Broadway community, TBE offered over 75 classes, workshops, lectures, a performance based second week and invited Jonathan Groff as guest speaker. Jonathan spoke about his life on and off the stage, and took the time to answer questions and offer advice and inspiration. He was even kind enough to give an impromptu performance from Disney's recent hit film, Frozen. (more...)

PIPPIN National Tour Coming to Segerstrom Center, 11/11-23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN, described as 'an eye-popping, jaw-dropping, visually stunning extravaganza. The thrill of the season!' by NY1. Tickets to PIPPIN at Segerstrom Center for the Arts are available now by subscribing to the 2014 - 2015 Broadway Series. Single tickets start at $29 and will go on sale Monday, August 18 at 10 a.m. PST. Tickets will be available online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group ticket savings for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The TTY number is (714) 556-2746. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, November 22 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

LIBERTY Musical Set to Play Seven-Week Engagement at Theatre 80
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Producer Theresa Wozunk (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) announced today that Liberty: A Monumental New Musical will play a limited seven-week engagement at Theatre 80 (80 St. Marks Place) this fall. (more...)

Annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park Concert to be Held 9/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago kicks off its 60th-anniversary celebration with the 14th annual Stars of Lyric Opera at Millennium Park concert at the Jay Pritzker Pavilion on Saturday, September 6, at 7:30 pm. The free outdoor performance attracts capacity crowds of 11,000+. (more...)

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