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Based on the play Porgy by Dorothy and DuBose Heyward

Desi Oakley, Jenna Leigh Green, Michael McCory Rose and More to Sing 'VOX POP' with David Davila at 54 Below, 11/18Desi Oakley, Jenna Leigh Green, Michael McCory Rose and More to Sing 'VOX POP' with David Davila at 54 Below, 11/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 30, 2014

David Davila, the zany, not-so-hip-hipster from South Texas will make his 54 Below debut on November 18th when he debuts songs from his upcoming musical, VOX POP: a musical revolution. (more...)

Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Boston Opera House on Sale 11/9Tickets to MOTOWN THE MUSICAL at Boston Opera House on Sale 11/9
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway In Boston have announced that single tickets for MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will go on sale to the public Sunday, November 9, 2014 at 10AM. Performances at the Boston Opera House, January 27 through February 15, 2015. (more...)

A.R.T. & OBERON to Present Ruby Wax's SANE NEW WORLD, 11/18-23A.R.T. & OBERON to Present Ruby Wax's SANE NEW WORLD, 11/18-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) and OBERON present the return of Ruby Wax in her new hit one-woman show, Sane New World. Performance dates and times are November 18-24 at 7:30PM and November 22 and 23 at 2:00PM.at OBERON, 2 Arrow Street, Cambridge. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson and Sutton Foster Set for Seth Rudetsky's 2015 Series at Parker PlayhouseAudra McDonald, Cheyenne Jackson and Sutton Foster Set for Seth Rudetsky's 2015 Series at Parker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Seth Rudetsky's Broadway Concert Series at the Parker Playhouse produced by Mark Cortale will welcome Audra McDonald -- the historic six-time Tony winner and star of Lady Day at Emerson's Bar and Grill, Porgy and Bess, Ragtime, and Master Class as well as TV's Private Practice, on January 8, 2015; followed by Cheyenne Jackson -- star of TV's 30 Rock and Glee and Broadway's Damn Yankees and Xanadu on February 14; and Sutton Foster -- two-time Tony winner for Anything Goes and Thoroughly Modern Millie and star of ABC's Bunheads and the new TV Land series Younger debuting on March 20. Each concert will feature Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. What differentiates the series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars -- prompted by the encyclopedic-minded Rudetsky's probing, funny, revealing questions -- and their stellar singing of Broadway show tunes. (more...)

Justin Kirk, Jameal Ali & More to Star in THE INVISIBLE HAND at NYTWJustin Kirk, Jameal Ali & More to Star in THE INVISIBLE HAND at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today complete casting for the New York Premiere of THE INVISIBLE HAND, written by Pulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Ahktar. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll, THE INVISIBLE HAND begins previews on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, December 8, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4, 2015. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Confirms 2015 Season - PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and More!Regent's Park Open Air Theatre Confirms 2015 Season - PETER PAN, THE SEAGULL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre has confirmed that J.M. Barrie's original stage play of Peter Pan will open its 2015 season (15 May - 14 June 2015). This will be followed by The Seagull (19 June - 11 July) and Seven Brides for Seven Brothers(16 July - 29 August). Following sell-out performances in 2011, Timothy Sheader's production of William Golding's Lord of the Flies will then return to the Open Air Theatre (3 - 12 September) to conclude the 2015 season, prior to a major UK tour. (more...)

Photo Flash: MOTOWN National Tour Celebrates Opening in Detroit!Photo Flash: MOTOWN National Tour Celebrates Opening in Detroit!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

The long-anticipated Detroit engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL opened last Wednesday, October 22 at The Fisher Theatre - check out photos below! (more...)

Ron OJ Parson, David Alan Grier and More Come to the Beverly Arts Center, 11/17Ron OJ Parson, David Alan Grier and More Come to the Beverly Arts Center, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

Ron OJ Parson and David Alan Grier, friends and contemporaries, on stage, in conversation, promises to be full of insights, laughs and an insider's perspective of the world of theatre, film and television from two of its most successful professionals. AN EVENING WITH RON OJ PARSON will take place on Monday, November 17 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Lea DeLaria and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Perform 'I Can Cook Too' in ON THE TOWNVIDEO FLASHBACK: Lea DeLaria and Jesse Tyler Ferguson Perform 'I Can Cook Too' in ON THE TOWN
by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2014

Just last week, On the Town returned to Broadway in a revival directed by John Rando, which is running at the Lyric Theatre. Before Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson took on the iconic roles of Hildy and Chip, Lea DeLaria and Jesse Tyler Ferguson played them in the 1998 Broadway revival. Watch them perform showstopper 'I Can Cook Too' on The Rosie O'Donnell Show in the video flashback below! (more...)

Broadway's PIPPIN Offering Fans a Chance to Sit in on Live TV Filming for CBSBroadway's PIPPIN Offering Fans a Chance to Sit in on Live TV Filming for CBS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2014

Want to sit in on a live performance, featuring stars of Broadway's PIPPIN? (more...)

PIPPIN, Coming to Broward Center This Spring, Set for Lifetime's THE BALANCING ACT, 10/29PIPPIN, Coming to Broward Center This Spring, Set for Lifetime's THE BALANCING ACT, 10/29
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Pippin, The 2013 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, presented by Broadway Across America at Broward Center for the Performing Arts as part of the Fort Lauderdale 2014 - 2015 Broadway Series from March 31 to April 12, 2015 will take center stage on the award-winning morning show The Balancing Act on the Lifetime Channel on Tuesday, October 29 at 7:30 a.m. Viewers will have the chance to go behind-the-scenes of the production, as part of the "Broadway Balances America" series. This show will re-air on November 5, 2014 at 7:30 a.m. (ET/PT) on Lifetime. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cutting Ball Theater Presents SUPERHEROESPhoto Flash: Cutting Ball Theater Presents SUPERHEROES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays November 21 through December 21 at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. BroadwayWorld brings a first look below! (more...)

Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN  ITALIA, 11/19Juilliard Opera Season to Premiere with IL TURCO IN ITALIA, 11/19
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

NEW YORK –– The Juilliard Opera season opens with a production of Gioachino Rossini's Il Turco in Italia (The Turk in Italy), a drama buffo in two acts with a libretto by Felice Romani. Juilliard alumnaSperanza Scappucci conducts the Juilliard singers and the Juilliard Orchestra in her conducting debut at Juilliard in the production directed by John Giampietro. Performances take place on Wednesday, November 19, 2014 and Friday, November 21, 2014 at 8 p.m.; and Sunday, November 23, 2014 at 2 p.m., in Juilliard's Peter Jay Sharp Theater. Tickets for Juilliard Opera's production of Il Turco in Italia are $30 and available at events.juilliard.edu or at the Juilliard Box Office. Juilliard students may attend for free; non-Juilliard students with valid ID may purchase tickets at $15 at the Juilliard Box Office. (more...)

Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21Cutting Ball Theater's SUPERHEROES to Run 11/21-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Cutting Ball Theater opens its 16th season with the World Premiere of SUPERHEROES, written and directed by Sean San Jose. Featuring Myers Clark, Juan Amador, Donald E. Lacy, Jr., Britney Frazier, Ricky Saenz, and Delina Patrice Brooks, SUPERHEROES plays November 21 through December 21 (Press opening: December 2) at the Cutting Ball Theater in residence at EXIT on Taylor (277 Taylor Street) in San Francisco. For tickets ($10-50) and more information, the public may visit cuttingball.com or call 415-525-1205. (more...)

Handel's MESSIAH, Gershwin and More Set for New York Philharmonic's 2014 Holiday ConcertsHandel's MESSIAH, Gershwin and More Set for New York Philharmonic's 2014 Holiday Concerts
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

The New York Philharmonic's 2014 holiday season presents classic masterpieces and seasonal favorites, the return of a former Philharmonic principal and debuts, and continuing and new traditions. This year's schedule includes the annual Holiday Brass concert, this time with former Principal Trumpet Philip Smith returning to host and conduct the complete New York Philharmonic Brass and Percussion sections; Handel's Messiah, led by Baroque specialist Gary Thor Wedow; the first-annual Holidays with the Philharmonic, led by Constantine Kitsopoulos and featuring a carol sing-along and The Night Before Christmas, narrated by Academy Award winner and New York Philharmonic Board Member Whoopi Goldberg (December 19) and humorist, journalist, and actor Mo Rocca (December 20), both in their Philharmonic debuts; and New Year's Eve: A Gershwin Celebration led by Bramwell Tovey and featuring vocalists Dianne Reeves, in her Philharmonic debut, and Norm Lewis, returning after his debut in the Philharmonic's production of Show Boat. The New Year's Eve concert will be telecast live nationally on Live From Lincoln Center on PBS stations. (more...)

BWW Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!BWW Interview: Director Extraordinaire Jack O'Brien Previews His 54 Below Show!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

On November 7 and 8 (9:30PM), director extraordinaire Jack O'Brien will bring his new show to 54 Below, titled 'I've Still Got My Health, So What Do I Care?' Come join O'Brien for a Diamond Jubilee Celebration of a life lived on and off the stage. Tales from Hamlet to Hairspray. Selections from Cole Porter to James Taylor. Stories, songs with an occasional A flat and a surprise guest or two. Directed by Scott Wittman with Musical Director Dan Lipton. For tickets, visit: http://54below.com. O'Brien recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about the upcoming show and you can check out what he had to say below! (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - PBS's KRISTIN CHENOWETH: COMING HOME; Set List Revealed!VIDEO: First Look - PBS's KRISTIN CHENOWETH: COMING HOME; Set List Revealed!
by TV News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Backed by a 13-piece orchestra led by Musical Director Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Chenoweth welcomes song and dance friends from Broadway in a program sure to be unforgettable. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS TonightJessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place tonight, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival. (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Public Theater announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) began previews on Tuesday, October 14 in the Anspacher Theater and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, November 16. It will now run an additional two weeks through Sunday, November 30. (more...)

Audra McDonald Will Return to Carnegie Hall in DecemberAudra McDonald Will Return to Carnegie Hall in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

Six-time Tony Award winner and Musical America's 2014 Musician of the Year Audra McDonald, returns to Carnegie Hall on Friday, December 12 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival to Record Two-Disc Cast AlbumON THE TOWN Broadway Revival to Record Two-Disc Cast Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The new Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN will be recorded today, November 3, for a two-disc cast album to be released by PS Classics. ON THE TOWN, which features a book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, music by Leonard Bernstein, and is based on an idea by Jerome Robbins, is currently running at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Live From Lincoln Center to Feature NY Phil & Norm Lewis on New Year's EveLive From Lincoln Center to Feature NY Phil & Norm Lewis on New Year's Eve
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Live From Lincoln Center-now in its 40th anniversary season-continues an annual tradition with the New York Philharmonic's New Year's Eve Celebration, ringing in 2015 with an all-Gershwin program as jazz greatDianne Reeves, Broadway leading man Norm Lewis, and conductor Bramwell Tovey join the New York Philharmonic. The broadcast, coming from the Philharmonic's New Year's Eve concert at Avery Fisher Hall, will include Gershwin's Cuban Overture, his own suite of music from Porgy and Bess, and selections from the Gershwin songbook, such as "Strike Up the Band." This special Live From Lincoln Center 40th anniversary season broadcast of "New York Philharmonic New Year's Eve: Gershwin Celebration" will air as part of PBS's New Year's Eve line-up on Wednesday, December 31, 2014 at 8:00 p.m. (*check local listings), with special guest host Willie Geist of TODAY on NBC and Morning Joe on MSNBC. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards Update - Vote Now!2014 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Awards Update - Vote Now!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Charlotte Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards Update 11/25 - Stephen Mitchell Brown Gobbling Up Competition!2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Awards Update 11/25 - Stephen Mitchell Brown Gobbling Up Competition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cleveland Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards Update 11/25 - Travis Monroe Neese Leads Best Actor!2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Awards Update 11/25 - Travis Monroe Neese Leads Best Actor!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Des Moines Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld LA Awards Update 11/25 - Vanessa Williams, Cody Jamison Strand Gobble Up Competition!2014 BroadwayWorld LA Awards Update 11/25 - Vanessa Williams, Cody Jamison Strand Gobble Up Competition!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update 11/25 - 5th Avenue Theatre Leads 'Theatre of the Year'2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Awards Update 11/25 - 5th Avenue Theatre Leads 'Theatre of the Year'
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 25, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Seattle Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 25th. (more...)

Pasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGOPasquale Aleardi and NaTasha Yvette Williams to Join Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

On Monday, December 1, the company of Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record- breaking musical CHICAGO welcomes two new leading players to the cellblock: German film and television star Pasquale Aleardi as Billy Flynn and Broadway favorite NaTasha Yvette Williams as Matron 'Mama' Morton. (more...)

Allison Janney Gets Birthday Surprise at Broadway's ON THE TOWNAllison Janney Gets Birthday Surprise at Broadway's ON THE TOWN
by TV News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

Allison Janney thought she would quietly celebrate her 55th birthday by enjoying a performance of Broadway's ON THE TOWN, but the former 'West Wing' star wound up getting a much bigger celebration than she planned on. (more...)

Photo Flash: Morgan James, Cast of ALADDIN and More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's NIGHT OF DREAMS GalaPhoto Flash: Morgan James, Cast of ALADDIN and More at Broadway Dreams Foundation's NIGHT OF DREAMS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2014

The Broadway Dreams Foundation held its fourth annual holiday gala, 'Night of Dreams,' at Celsius, a one-of-a-kind winter restaurant, lounge, and event space within the Bank of America Winter Village at Bryant Park (5th Ave and 42nd Street) last night, November 24, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of A LITTLE PRINCESS Concert at 54 Below with Andrew Lippa & Abigail Shapiro!BWW TV Exclusive: Behind the Scenes of A LITTLE PRINCESS Concert at 54 Below with Andrew Lippa & Abigail Shapiro!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 24, 2014

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive behind-the-scenes peek at the show with Lippa and Shapiro! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at Olney Theatre Center - Take the Plunge with this Disney ClassicBWW Reviews: DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID at Olney Theatre Center - Take the Plunge with this Disney Classic
by Charles Shubow - Nov 20, 2014

Bring the family to see this kid-friendly musical that will delight all audiences. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Damian Humbley On Christmas Show and FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!BWW Interviews: Damian Humbley On Christmas Show and FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by Carrie Dunn - Nov 20, 2014

We talk to the West End actor about the importance of musical theatre, Forbidden Broadway, and why he loves Christmas... (more...)

Abigail Shapiro, Andrew Lippa & More to Bring A LITTLE PRINCESS to 54 Below in DecemberAbigail Shapiro, Andrew Lippa & More to Bring A LITTLE PRINCESS to 54 Below in December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Andrew Lippa and Brian Crawley's beloved musical, A Little Princess, is coming to 54 Below. The cast will include Abigail Shapiro (current star of Liberty: A Monumental New Musical, "Cindy Lou Who" in How The Grinch Stole Christmas) as Sara Crewe, composer Andrew Lippa (Big Fish, The Addams Family, I am Harvey Milk) as Miss Minchin, Emerson Steele (young "Violet" in Violet) as Becky, Alicia Hall Moran (The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess) as Aljana along with Paige Brady ("Matilda" in Matilda The Musical), Ava Ulloa ("Matilda" in Matilda The Musical), Mavis Simpson-Ernst (Evita), and Emma Howard (Matilda The Musical, Violet). Additional Broadway stars cast in the concert to be announced soon. (more...)

Kate Mulligan Replaces Melissa Leo in Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.Kate Mulligan Replaces Melissa Leo in Eve Ensler's O.P.C. at A.R.T.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University, under the leadership of Diane Paulus, Artistic Director, begins performances of the second production of its 2014/15 Season: the world premiere of Eve Ensler's O.P.C. (Obsessive Political Correctness), directed by Pesha Rudnick, starting on November 28 and running through January 4, 2015 at the Loeb Drama Center, 64 Brattle Street, Harvard Square. Tickets from $25. Box Office: 617.547.8300 or visit us on line at americanrepertorytheater.org (more...)

Audra McDonald Set for 31 October 2015 Concert in Melbourne at Hamer HallAudra McDonald Set for 31 October 2015 Concert in Melbourne at Hamer Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

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Ayad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND Begins Previews Tonight at NYTWAyad Akhtar's THE INVISIBLE HAND Begins Previews Tonight at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) presents the New York Premiere of THE INVISIBLE HAND, written by Pulitzer Prize Winner Ayad Ahktar. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll, THE INVISIBLE HAND begins previews tonight, November 19, 2014 and officially opens on Monday, December 8, 2014 at New York Theatre Workshop (79 E. 4th Street New York, NY 10003) for a limited engagement through Sunday, January 4, 2015. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY to Play 54 Below Next MonthTHE SOUND OF MUSIC NUNS' CHRISTMAS PARTY to Play 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'The Sound Of Music Nuns' Christmas Party' on December 12, 2014 at 9:30 pm. It's been one year since you saw them on national TV in THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, but these sisters have reunited and are hosting the season's best and most irreverent Christmas party! Celebrate the season at 54 Below with an evening of holiday spirit, majestic choral singing and hilarious storytelling from some of the finest female voices on Broadway. Featuring Cameron Adams, Wendi Bergamini, Catherine Brunell, Paula Leggett Chase, Margot de La Barre, Rayanne Gonzales, Joy Hermalyn, Leah Horowitz, Autumn Hurlbert, Andrea Jones-Sojola, Jessica Molaskey, Sydney Morton, Elena Shaddow, Laura Shoop, Georgia Stitt and Rema Webb. (more...)

Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Seattle—This January, Seattle Opera heats up the winter with one of the most fiery melodramas of all time: Tosca. In this tale, an opera diva must save the man she loves from the clutches of the lecherous police chief whose lust for the leading lady is as strong as his hunger for power. The ultimate, high-stakes love triangle takes audiences on a full-throttle ride toward a shocking and heartbreaking conclusion. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Adina Aaron and More in Lyric Opera's PORGY AND BESSPhoto Flash: First Look at Eric Owens, Adina Aaron and More in Lyric Opera's PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

CHICAGO – Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,conducted by Ward Stare in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello. It opens on Monday, November 17 with 13 performances through Saturday, December 20. Performance dates are Nov. 17, 19, Dec. 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, and 20 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 23, 26, 28, Dec. 11 and 18 at 2pm. (more...)

Otis Sallid Will Direct BDF's TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT Showcase on 11/24Otis Sallid Will Direct BDF's TAKE IT TO THE LIMIT Showcase on 11/24
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Broadway dreams will come true for 47 young, aspiring performers when they take the stage to perform in The Broadway Dreams Foundation's 'Take It to the Limit' NYC Showcase at Queen of the Night at the Diamond Horseshoe (Paramount Hotel, 235 W 46th Street) on Monday, November 24, 2014 at 2:00 pm. Under the direction of acclaimed director/choreographer Otis Sallid (Smokey Joe's Cafe, Black Nativity), all 47 students will perform for the Broadway industry's top casting directors, agents, directors, and producers in the heart of New York City. (more...)

Christine Andreas, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Come to 54 Below This WeekChristine Andreas, Ann Hampton Callaway and More Come to 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's PORGY AND BESSPhoto Flash: First Look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's PORGY AND BESS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago presents The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess,conducted by Ward Stare in a revival of the acclaimed production from renowned director Francesca Zambello. The production opened last night, Monday, November 17 with 13 performances through Saturday, December 20. Performance dates are Nov. 17, 19, Dec. 2, 5, 8, 13, 16, and 20 at 7:30pm; and Nov. 23, 26, 28, Dec. 11 and 18 at 2pm. (more...)

Erica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake CharlesErica Papillion-Posey & Clayton G. Williams to Bring SOULS OF THE SOIL to Lake Charles
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 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 the people of Lake Charles, Louisiana. (more...)

Like Everyone Else - Meet the Full Cast of SIDE SHOW, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Like Everyone Else - Meet the Full Cast of SIDE SHOW, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Nov 17, 2014

The completely reimagined revival of Side Show officially opens tonight, November 17, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, and watch interviews with the company below! (more...)

Public Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARSPublic Theater Extends Suzan-Lori Parks' FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

The Public Theater announced a second extension for the critically acclaimed FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3), a world premiere play written by Public Theater Master Writer Chair Suzan-Lori Parks. Directed by Jo Bonney, FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS (PARTS 1, 2 & 3) will now run through Sunday, December 7. It was originally scheduled to close on November 16 and extended the first time through November 30. (more...)

Mayor Rahm Emanuel Names 12/9 'Auditorium Theatre Day'Mayor Rahm Emanuel Names 12/9 'Auditorium Theatre Day'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

In celebration of the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University's 125th Anniversary, Mayor Rahm Emanuel proclaims Tuesday, December 9, 2014 'Auditorium Theatre Day' in the City of Chicago. Exactly 125 years to the day of its momentous opening in 1889, the Auditorium Theatre invites the Chicago community to partake in birthday festivities in an all-day Birthday extravaganza. (more...)

BWW Preview:  MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Music Hall in Kansas CityBWW Preview: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Comes to the Music Hall in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Nov 16, 2014

Broadway Across America and the Kansas City Broadway Series present Motown The Musical December 9 through 14 at the Kansas City Music Hall. Directed by Charles Randolph-Wright, the story of Motown is a true American dream. (more...)

The Auditorium Theatre to Mark 125th Anniversary With 'LIVING THE HISTORY' Gala, 12/9The Auditorium Theatre to Mark 125th Anniversary With 'LIVING THE HISTORY' Gala, 12/9
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Exactly 125 years from when the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University opened its doors in 1889, the National Historic Landmark, led by Board Chairman Melvin L. Katten and Executive Director Brett Batterson, celebrates its milestone 125th Anniversary with a special performance, "Living the History -- 125 Years of the Auditorium Theatre" on December 9, 2014. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 12th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 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. The 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award nominations are announced, Lyric presents 'Porgy' and 'Carousel,' 'Camelot' opens, 'Ring Of Fire' and 'Annie' return, 'Annie' and 'Ani' hit screens, parodies of 'Guffman,' the Merman/Mormon thing, Rudolph and Tupperware, and a suburban 'Garden!' (more...)

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