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Audra McDonald, Kathy Griffin, 'STARCATCHER', Itzak Perlman, Alvin Ailey and More Set for the Van Wezel's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

Once again crowned as the No. 1 Performing Arts Hall of its size in North America (Venues Today, 2000 seat category), the Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall is proud to announce a new season bustling with fresh talent and seasoned stars, with every performance delivering a dose of extraordinary. Single tickets go on sale this coming Saturday, September 13 at 10 AM at the Box Office, online, and by phone. Appointments are available for ticket buyers by calling the Box Office at 941-953-3368. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Of New PIPPIN National Tour In Denver
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 9, 2014

A new behind the scenes video series spotlighting the new national tour of the current hit Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is now available to view, showcasing stars Matthew James Thomas, Lucie Arnaz, John Rubinstein, Sasha Allen and more. (more...)

The Met Opera to Open 2014-15 Season With New Production of Mozart's LE NOZZE DI FIGARO, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

The Metropolitan Opera will open its 130th season on Monday, September 22 with a new production of Mozart's Le Nozze di Figaro, conducted by Met Music Director James Levine and directed by Richard Eyre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lisa O'Hare and More Perform THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 8, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented ANDERSON & PETTY and a host of Broadway performers in 'THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY' on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. Click below to watch performances from Lisa O'Hare, Aurelia Williams, Benjamin Eakeley and more! (more...)

James Levine Leads the MET Orchestra in Five Carnegie Hall Performances, Beg. 10/12
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2014

In the upcoming season, James Levine leads musicians from The MET Orchestra in five programs at Carnegie Hall with a wide array of acclaimed soloists as guest artists. The series begins with The MET Orchestra on Sunday, October 12 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, performing Mahler's Symphony No. 9 as well as Mozart's Piano Concerto No. 21 in C Major, K. 467 with soloist Maurizio Pollini (more...)

Photo Flash: Lisa O'Hare, Nick Cosgrove and More Sing THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 3, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented ANDERSON & PETTY and a host of Broadway performers in 'THE SONGS OF ANDERSON & PETTY' on Saturday, August 23rd, 2014. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Special Photo Flashback: Remembering Polly Bergen
by Walter McBride - Sep 21, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reported yesterday the sad news that actress, singer and stage veteran Polly Bergen died today at her home in Connecticut, at 84 of natural causes. The star was surrounded by friends and family at the time of her passing. Today, we take a look back at photos of the star, taken by BWW's Walter McBride. (more...)

Erica Papillion-Posey and Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Denver, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Following a sold-out summer European tour, Erica Papillion-Posey, mezzo-soprano, and Clayton G. Williams, baritone, will perform their blockbuster concert series, Souls of the Soil, for Denver audiences. (more...)

Tony Nominee Joshua Henry Will Make Joe's Pub Debut on 9/22!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

With a love of R&B, a passion for Broadway, and a unique voice that embodies the two, Two-time Tony Award Nominee Joshua Henry will share an exciting mix of his own arrangements that combine pop hits, Broadway, and original tunes in his Joe's Pub debut (September 22 at 7:30PM). Whether it's mixing Sam Cooke with John Kander or John Legend with Gershwin, the evening is as diverse as the composers, but the songs all touch the soul. Fresh off of his Tony-Nominated role in Broadway's Violet, he showcases a voice that NY Magazine raves 'brings the house down.' (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome New 'Mama' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

On Monday, September 29, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking hit musical CHICAGO welcomes a brand new 'Countess of the Clink' to the cell block, when Carmen Ruby Floyd makes her debut as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

Emerson Theatre Collaborative to Present HOUR FARTHER, 10/3-4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Emerson Theatre Collaborative (ETC), in association with Black Stars of the Great White Way - a Chapman Roberts and Richard Allen Center for Art & Culture, announces its production of the play, Hour Farther written by David Horace Greer, directed by Camilla Ross, and starring renowned stage and screen actor and singer, Kirk Taylor. Most recently, Mr. Taylor had the honor of working alongside the late Robin Williams and Mila Kunis in the film, The Angriest Man In Brooklyn directed by Phillip Alden Robinson. (more...)

UPDATE: Audra McDonald 'Considering' Role in HELLO AGAIN Film Adaptation; No Deal in Place
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Despite previous reports, six-time Tony winner Audra McDonald's involvement in the film adaptation of Michael John LaChuisa's HELLO AGAIN is not yet a done deal. (more...)

Joshua Bell Presents BACH, Available 9/30
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

Violinist Joshua Bell is one of the most acclaimed classical musicians of today - renowned for his expressive, elegant, intelligent playing and his deep commitment to bringing the classical tradition to wider audiences. Over the past three decades he has recorded more than 40 albums including most of the great violin repertoire. Now, Sony Classical is excited to announce that Bell has for the first time recorded the masterpieces of J.S. Bach with the Academy of St Martin in the Fields. In his third season now as their music director, Bell performs Bach's sublime Violin Concertos No. 1 and No. 2, along with a never-done-before 'violin and orchestra' arrangement of the famous Chaconne from the Partita No. 2 (adapted from Mendelssohn's piano accompaniment), the Gavotte en Rondeau from Partita No. 3 for solo violin (using Schumann's accompaniment), and the universally beloved 'Air on the G string'. The new album, Bach, is available September 30. On September 22 through September 28 U.S fans can enter for the chance to meet Joshua Bell on one of his 2014 U.S tour dates by entering here. (more...)

Audra McDonald to Star in Film Version of Sexual Tryst-Themed Musical HELLO AGAIN
by Movies News Desk - Sep 17, 2014

The uber-talented star is set to appear in a film version of a musical titled HELLO AGAIN, which Friedman describes as a look into 'sexual trysts set over several generations.' (more...)

WHITNEY HOUSTON LIVE: Her Greatest Performances to Be Released 11/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Monday November 10(th). (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel Discussion, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, September 28th. (more...)

VIDEO: Clive Davis Announces New Whitney Houston Collection Due Out 11/10; Reveals Cover Art
by TV News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Clive Davis, the five-time Grammy winner credited with discovering Whitney Houston in the early 1980s, stopped by this morning's TODAY to announce that he will release her first-ever live album nearly three years after the death of the legendary singer. (more...)

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances to be released November 10, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

NEW YORK, Sept. 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Legacy Recordings, a division of Sony Music Entertainment, has announced plans to release Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, on Monday November 10 th. The six-time Grammy-award winning singer's first-ever live album features the most memorable live performances from her storied career. The album will also be available as a CD/DVD, which includes stunning videos of Houston's most unforgettable performances, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state-of-the-art restoration and remastering. (more...)

Aaron Lazar, Liana Hunt, Alison Luff & More Set for ARTISTS FOR WORLD PEACE at Joe's Pub, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

The performance will take place on Sunday, October 5th, at Joe's Pub (at the acclaimed Public Theater); 425 Lafayette Street, New York, NY. The show begins at 9:00 pm, and there will be a party with the cast after the show in the Public Theater's Bar and Restaurant "The Library". This is a rare opportunity to see Broadway performers in an intimate club setting. (more...)

Staged Reading of THE HARLEM LADIES' KNITTIN' & BITCHIN' SOCIETY to Benefit EAG, 9/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2014

Don't miss this chance to see a staged reading of Roger Feuerman's musical comedy The Harlem Ladies' Knittin' and Bitchin' Society, with proceeds going to support the charitable programs of The Episcopal Actors' Guild. (more...)

Cast & Crew Share Excitement For New PIPPIN National Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 13, 2014

An informative new behind the scenes video series highlighting the new national tour of the current hit Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is now available to view, showcasing stars Matthew James Thomas, Lucie Arnaz, John Rubinstein, Sasha Allen and more. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 9/13- PORGY AND BESS
by Stage Tube - Sep 13, 2014

Today in 1943, Porgy and Bess opened at the 44th Street Theatre, where it ran for 24 performances. First performed in 1935, with music by George Gershwin, libretto by DuBose Heyward, and lyrics by Ira Gershwin and DuBose Heyward, it was based on DuBose Heyward's novel Porgy and subsequent play of the same title, which he co-wrote with his wife Dorothy Heyward. All three works deal with African-American life in the fictitious Catfish Row in Charleston, South Carolina, in the early 1920s. Originally conceived by George Gershwin as an 'American folk opera', Porgy and Bess premiered in New York in the fall of 1935 and featured an entire cast of classically trained African-American singers-a daring artistic choice at the time. (more...)

Photo Flash: Southampton African American Museum Presents 'Raise Your Voice'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2014

Southampton African American Museum will present 'Raise Your Voice', the 9th Annual African-American Film Festival for four days October 2 to 5. The celebration of the artistry of African-American filmmakers, actors, personalities, musicians and performers will feature a powerful line-up of critically acclaimed, thought- provoking feature films, documentaries, shorts, jazz and spoken word. (more...)

Cast & Crew Of New PIPPIN National Tour Muse On Circus Atmosphere
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 12, 2014

An intriguing new video series spotlighting the new national tour of the current Great White Way revival of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is now available to view. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host September TRU Panel, 9/23
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the September panel, An Introduction to TRU: Free-for-Everyone Seasonal Kick-off plus Networking Meet-and-Greet on Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 7:30pm at The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, Mainstage Theatre, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and refreshments, presentations and roundtable introductions start at 7:30pm (come prepared with your best half-minute summary of who you are, and what you need). (more...)

Stars Of New PIPPIN National Tour Share Theatre Memories
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 11, 2014

A fascinating new video series focusing on the new national tour of the current hit Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is now available to view. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse to Welcome the Cab Calloway Orchestra, 10/10
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Red-hot jazz, wine and art will kick off Ridgefield's The Big Read initiative when the Cab Calloway Orchestra comes to town on Friday, October 10, at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

Cast & Crew Discuss New PIPPIN National Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Sep 10, 2014

A new video all about g the new national tour of the current hit Broadway revival of Stephen Schwartz's PIPPIN is now available to view. (more...)

Cape Town Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 18-26 October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Cape Town Opera will present a new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's comic masterpiece of impetuous love, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO) in the Opera House at Artscape from 18 to 26 October 2014. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of acclaimed conductor, Maestro Jeremy Silver will accompany this production's talented cast. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at the Orpheum Theatre Go on Sale 9/12; Show Runs 12/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Hennepin Theatre Trust are proud to announce that single tickets for Motown The Musical will go on sale Friday, Sept. 12 at 10 a.m. Motown The Musical will play December 16-28 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis) as part of the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin Season. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but 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 BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD Returns to the Barbican After UK Tour, June
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Following two hugely successful runs at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, To Kill a Mockingbird will return to London from 24 June until 25 July 2015 at the Barbican, at the end of the forthcoming UK tour. Robert Sean Leonard is thrilled to reprise the role of Atticus Finch exclusively at the Barbican. Tickets are now on sale to Barbican Red and Orange Members. (more...)

The Other Mirror to Premiere GODS AND KINGS, 09/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Set in 'Ancient Greece,' GODS & KINGS is an original alt-rock musical that boldly brings to life the timeless fable of The Bacchae. The story centers on the conflict between the unyieldingly rational King Pentheus (Ben Garrett) and the wildly anarchic God Dionysus (Jonathan Grunert) as they struggle for influence and power over the people of Thebes. With music by Neil Douglas Reilly (Rocky, The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess) and book and lyrics by Austin Ruffer, the musical asks: Do people really have to live a life stuck between Gods and Kings? (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...)

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...)

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