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OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!OLIVIERS 2015: Nominees Announced, Include MISS SAIGON, MEMPHIS, CATS, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

The nominations for the Olivier Awards 2015 with MasterCard - the most prestigious event in the UK's theatrical calendar - were announced today (Monday 9 March) by actors James McAvoy and Lesley Manville with the full list of nominations available below. (more...)

Julie Halston Joins ON THE TOWN This Week; Jackie Hoffman Out With Foot InjuryJulie Halston Joins ON THE TOWN This Week; Jackie Hoffman Out With Foot Injury
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Julie Halston will be taking on Jackie Hoffman's roles in Broadway's On The Town this week, beginning Thursday, March 12. (more...)

Adrienne Barbeau Joins the Cast of PIPPIN at Kravis Center, 4/28-5/3Adrienne Barbeau Joins the Cast of PIPPIN at Kravis Center, 4/28-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN are pleased to announce that Tony Nominated, ADRIENNE BARBEAU will play the role of 'Berthe' in the national tour of PIPPIN in select cities! PIPPIN comes to the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on April 28 - May 3, 2015. (more...)

James Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 SeasonJames Conlon, Harry Connick Jr., PORGY AND BESS, 50 Premieres, Sheryl Crow, Emerson Quartet and More Set for Ravinia's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Ravinia's 2015 season, jam-packed with more than 120 events from June 16 through Sept. 10, was announced today by Ravinia President and CEO Welz Kauffman. The season features 60 artist debuts and 55 classical works never before performed at Ravinia. More than 35 programs will feature works by new and 20th-century composers. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY AND BACK Shines Like a New Star at the Quality Hill PlayhouseBWW Review: BROADWAY AND BACK Shines Like a New Star at the Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Mar 4, 2015

Broadway and Back, which highlights the quality in Quality Hill Playhouse, runs through March 29 at the Playhouse in Kansas City, Missouri. Producing Artistic Director J. Kent Barnhart selected the songs and directs the magnificent production. Broadway and Back is a celebration of movies that inspired or were inspired by Broadway Musicals. The production is part of the Playhouses 2014-15 season series, Hooray for Hollywood, Magical Music from the Movies. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical Coming to Broadway After Run at A.R.T.?Rialto Chatter: Jessie Nelson and Sara Bareilles' WAITRESS Musical Coming to Broadway After Run at A.R.T.?
by Rialto Chatter - Mar 3, 2015

According to a recent post by the A.R.T. the show already has plans for Broadway! The theatre auctioned off tickets to the show's opening night on Broadway as a part of its 2015 gala, teasing: 'See it in Cambridge before it heads to NYC!' Casting has not yet been announced, but a recent NYC workshop was led by Tony winner Jessie Mueller, Keala Settle, Bryce Pinkham, Christopher Fitzgerald, Barrett Wilbert Weed, and Eric Anderson. (more...)

Jess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff AwardsJess Goldstein, Douglas W. Schmidt & More to Receive 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

Tony Award-winning costume designer, JESS GOLDSTEIN (currently represented on Broadway with Jersey Boys and On the Town), and scenic designer DOUGLAS W. SCHMIDT are among the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 1, at 6:30pm, at the Hudson Theatre (145 West 44th Street). Mr. Goldstein was selected to receive the 2015 TDF/Irene Sharaff Lifetime Achievement Award for costume design and Mr. Schmidt will receive the Robert L.B. Tobin Award for Sustained Excellence in Theatrical Design. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial SeasonSan Francisco Opera Announces Audited Financial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The audited financial results for San Francisco Opera's 2013–14 season (FY14) were announced today by San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin: a deficit of $348,244 on an operating budget of $74,119,493. The Company's 91st season presented eight main stage works at the War Memorial Opera House in addition to numerous concerts, recitals, workshops and community engagement events attracting more than 271,954 individuals. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at StrathmoreBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Mesmerizes at Strathmore
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 28, 2015

I could probably write a one sentence review of Audra McDonald's concert at Bethesda's magnificent Music Center at Strathmore that would sum up my reaction quite well. It would read something like this: Audra is perfection and can do anything. (more...)

Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!Breaking News: Audra McDonald in Talks to Join Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Movie!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

This just in! According to the Hollywood Reporter, Audra McDonald is in final talks to join the cast of Disney's upcoming remake of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. The six-time Tony winner will take on the role of 'Garderobe,' the wardrobe. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- DISGRACED's Karen PittmanTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- DISGRACED's Karen Pittman
by BWW Staff - Mar 27, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Karen Pittman, who most recently starred on Broadway in Disgraced, which recently closed at the Lyceum Theatre. (more...)

Tony Award-Winning Musical PIPPIN Heading to Sioux Falls This WinterTony Award-Winning Musical PIPPIN Heading to Sioux Falls This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2015

Experience the thrilling 2013 Tony Award-winning musical PIPPIN at the Washington Pavilion for five shows, running January 20-23, 2016. (more...)

MOTOWN Coming to Segerstrom Center, 6/16-28MOTOWN Coming to Segerstrom Center, 6/16-28
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Segerstrom Center for the Arts and producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce that single tickets for the Orange County engagement of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL are on sale now. Single tickets start at $29 and may be purchased 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, June 27, 2015 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Receive Cast Album; Release Date Set!Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY to Receive Cast Album; Release Date Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that PS Classics will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY on Monday, March 23, 2015. This new Broadway Cast Recording will be released on May 19, 2015. The production is currently playing at the American Airlines Theatre through July 5, 2015. (more...)

MOTOWN National Tour Recoups InvestmentMOTOWN National Tour Recoups Investment
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy are proud to announce that the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL has recouped its $8.5 million dollar capitalization cost in less than ten months on the road. (more...)

Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returning to Van Wezel, 3/22Six-Time Tony Winner Audra McDonald Returning to Van Wezel, 3/22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The mesmerizing songstress Audra McDonald, will grace the Van Wezel stage on March 22, 2015 at 7:00pm with a dazzling performance of her favorite show-tunes and songs from her new album Go Back Home. Her breadth and versatility as both a singer and an actress combines to make her the powerhouse artist that she is. With a record six Tony Awards, two Grammy Awards, and a whole catalogue of other awards to her name, making her one of today's most highly regarded performers. (more...)

Tony Nominee Adrienne Barbeau Will Join High-Flying Cast of PIPPIN National Tour!Tony Nominee Adrienne Barbeau Will Join High-Flying Cast of PIPPIN National Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The producers of the Tony Award-winning hit Broadway musical PIPPIN have announced that Tony Nominated, ADRIENNE BARBEAU will play the role of "Berthe" in the national tour of PIPPIN in select cities! She begins performances in Ft. Lauderdale on Tuesday, March 31st. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Six-Time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald Returns to Celebrity SeriesBWW Reviews: Six-Time Tony Award Winner Audra McDonald Returns to Celebrity Series
by Nancy Grossman - Mar 2, 2015

Audra McDonald has picked up two more Tony Awards since her last appearance at the Celebrity Series of Boston in 2011. Accompanied by her music director Andy Einhorn on piano, Gene Lewin on drums, and Dave Phillips on bass, McDonald gave the sold-out Symphony Hall audience an evening of stars, moon, and rainbow. (more...)

BWW Previews: Baltimore Symphony Unveils 100th Anniversary Schedule with Broadway Veterans FeaturedBWW Previews: Baltimore Symphony Unveils 100th Anniversary Schedule with Broadway Veterans Featured
by Charles Shubow - Mar 19, 2015

John Waters, Many Patinkin, Brian Stokes Mitchell, and Four Broadway Divas will be highlighted. (more...)

New York City Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season - Justin Peck World Premieres, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins & More!New York City Ballet Announces 2015-16 Season - Justin Peck World Premieres, George Balanchine, Jerome Robbins & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015-16 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 22 with eight performances of Peter Martins' production of Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake, through Tuesday, September 29, to launch the Company's 2015 Fall Season, which will continue for four weeks through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

Seven World Premieres and More Highlight New York City Ballet's 2015-16 SeasonSeven World Premieres and More Highlight New York City Ballet's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

New York City Ballet will open its 2015-16 Season at Lincoln Center on Tuesday, September 22 with eight performances of Peter Martins' production of Tschaikovsky's Swan Lake, through Tuesday, September 29, to launch the Company's 2015 Fall Season, which will continue for four weeks through Sunday, October 18. (more...)

A.R.T.'s THE DONKEY SHOW to Celebrate 600th Performance Next MonthA.R.T.'s THE DONKEY SHOW to Celebrate 600th Performance Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) has announced that A.R.T. Artistic Director Diane Paulus's hit production The Donkey Show will celebrate its 600th performance on April 18, 2015! To celebrate the occasion, OBERON is offering 600 dance floor tickets for $10 each during the month of April. (more...)

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm LewisLIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Continues in April with Billy Porter & Norm Lewis
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with two outstanding concerts form Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuringBilly Porter (April 3) and Norm Lewis (April 10). Six-time Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald will host each broadcast. Details follow below. (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanAriasBWW Interviews: Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi Talk Upcoming World Premiere of BLUE VIOLA at UrbanArias
by Jennifer Perry - Mar 16, 2015

Peter Hilliard and Matt Boresi answered a few questions from BroadwayWorld DC about what audiences might expect from the world premiere of BLUE VIOLA, their writing partnership, history with UrbanArias, and of course the whole contested debate about musical theatre vs. opera. (more...)

Sutton Foster Makes Solo Carnegie Hall Debut with the New York Pops TonightSutton Foster Makes Solo Carnegie Hall Debut with the New York Pops Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

Tonight, March 13, 2015, The New York Pops continues its 31st season with two-time Tony Award winner Sutton Foster in her solo debut at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Court Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDENCourt Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Secret Garden, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden features musical book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. The Secret Garden runs May 21 - June 21, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial SeasonBaltimore Symphony Orchestra Sets Centennial Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

Baltimore Symphony Announces 100th Anniversary Season - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, André Watts, Joshua Bell & More!Baltimore Symphony Announces 100th Anniversary Season - Lang Lang, Yo-Yo Ma, André Watts, Joshua Bell & More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Music Director Marin Alsop and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) announce the Orchestra's celebratory Centennial 2015-2016 season, its ninth season under the direction of Maestra Alsop. Through appearances by the world's most renowned artists, premieres of several new works, Baltimore homecomings from local artists or artists who got their start on the BSO stage, exciting signature projects and strengthening of longstanding community partnerships, the BSO marks this important milestone in grand fashion. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Lenny Henry to Host the 2015 Olivier AwardsLenny Henry to Host the 2015 Olivier Awards
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On the heels of the 2015 Olivier Awards nominations announcement, the Daily Mail writes that Lenny Henry will host the ceremony at the Royal Opera House on Sunday, April 12. (more...)

Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24Eric Owens to Headline Opera Philadelphia's DON CARLO, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Superstar bass-baritone and native Philadelphian Eric Owens comes home to make his much-anticipated role debut as King Philip II in a new production of Don Carlo, Verdi's grand opera of passion and political intrigue. Five performances will be staged at the Academy of Music, April 24-May 3. Tickets are available via Ticket Philadelphia at 215-893-1018 or operaphila.org. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for March 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Mar 11, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Ravinia's summer season announced, plus the 'Mormon' and 'Merman' rivalry/revelry. 'The Addams Family' and 'Mr. Burns' extend, 'That's Weird' goes musical, Annaleigh Ashford and 'Tyler's Songs' bow on March 21, and Joan Curto and 'Finishing The Birthday Hat' honor Sondheim's 85th birthday! (more...)

Stephen Schwartz and more of Broadway's Best at NJPACStephen Schwartz and more of Broadway's Best at NJPAC
by Contests - Broadway - Mar 10, 2015

See Broadway's best at the NJPAC; Stephen Schwartz, Norm Lewis, Rebecca Luker, and Audra McDonald. (more...)

Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20Houston Symphony Orchestra to Perform VERDI'S REQUIEM, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

HOUSTON (March 9, 2015) – Houston Symphony Music Director Andrés Orozco-Estrada will lead the orchestra, the Houston Symphony Chorus and vocal soloists on March 20-22 in Verdi's Requiem, a towering masterpiece by Italian composer Giuseppe Verdi featuring dramatic operatic moments, brilliant symphonic writing and virtuosic solo performances. (more...)

Winners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are AnnouncedWinners of the 44th Annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for Singers Are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

The winners of the 44th annual George London Foundation Awards Competition for young American and Canadian opera singers were announced at the conclusion of the competition's final round this evening, which took place in a front of a capacity audience at Gilder Lehrman Hall at The Morgan Library & Museum in New York City. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Live in BrookingsBWW Reviews: Audra McDonald Live in Brookings
by Ellie Livingston - Feb 26, 2015

In this article I will not be reviewing the work I saw nor will I be critiquing, I will simply be putting my experience into words. For those of you who could not I attend I hope that you can live vicariously though me, and for those of you who were lucky enough to be in the house that night I hope that I can in some way put all of the emotions you felt into words since I know it is surprisingly difficult to explain what we experienced that evening. (more...)

LITTLE DANCER's Tiler Peck to Join Broadway's ON THE TOWN For Six Shows Next WeekLITTLE DANCER's Tiler Peck to Join Broadway's ON THE TOWN For Six Shows Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer Tiler Peck will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' in the new Broadway revival of On The Town this March for six performances only, while her fellow New York City Ballet principal dancer, and sister-in law, Megan Fairchild is on vacation. Peck will play the role at the following performances: March 3rd at 7pm, March 4th at 2pm and 8pm, March 14th at 2pm and 8pm, and March 15th at 3pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & NoblePhoto Flash: Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Yesterday, February 25, author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), was joined by Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), and acclaimed director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Blues in the Night), for a conversation with Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) at Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street, to discuss the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12Larry Marshall, Michael James Leslie & More Set for KC Rep's HAIR: Retrospective, 3/20-4/12
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Kansas City Repertory Theatre Artistic Director Eric Rosen announced today the casting for HAIR: Retrospection, under his direction. (more...)

Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Perform DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concert, 3/6Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra to Perform DO YOU HEAR THE PEOPLE SING? Concert, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 02/24/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Do You Hear the People Sing on March 6-8, 2015 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Conducted by Dale Rieling, the performance celebrates the work of prolific musical theater writers Alain Boublil and Claude-Michel Schönberg and includes music from Les Misérables, Miss Saigon, and much more. Featured artists are the MSO Chorus, directed by Lee Erickson, and vocalists Eric Kunze, Terrence Mann, Jennifer Paz, Kathy Voytko, and Marie Zamora. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YARICO, Now Playing at London Theatre WorkshopPhoto Flash: First Look at YARICO, Now Playing at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Yarico is a powerful, epic musical about forbidden love, betrayal and redemption, based on a true story that fired the world's imagination and contributed to the social movement against the slave trade. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TodayLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Today, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect..., Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble TomorrowLeslie Uggams, Sheldon Epps and More to Celebrate Stewart Lane's 'BLACK BROADWAY' at Barnes & Noble Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

On Wednesday, February 25 at 7PM, Barnes & Noble, 150 East 86th Street hosts author and six-time Tony Award-winning producer Stewart Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide…, War Horse), Tony Award winning actress Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond, Thoroughly Modern Millie, King Hedly II), acclaimed Broadway director Sheldon Epps (Baby It's You!, Play On!, Blues in the Night), and author Tom Santopietro (The Godfather Effect…, Considering Doris Day, Sinatra in Hollywood) in a discussion about the inspiring account of the tumultuous path that black actors have traveled to reach recognition on the Great White Way. This special Black History Month event celebrates the release of Lane's new book Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tony Yazbeck, Cady Huffman & More Take Part in 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN!Photo Coverage: Tony Yazbeck, Cady Huffman & More Take Part in 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Feb 24, 2015

An all-star cast of 54 Below favorites gathered for an evening celebrating the work of American Songbook pioneer, Irving Berlin, last night at the beloved venue. Check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE, Starring Bobby Steggert & Rebecca Naomi Jones, Opens Off-Broadway!Photo Coverage: Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE, Starring Bobby Steggert & Rebecca Naomi Jones, Opens Off-Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Feb 24, 2015

Signature Theatre's production of BIG LOVE by Charles Mee, directed by Tina Landau, began on February 5, 2015. The production runs through March 15, 2015, and opened last night, February 23, in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). Check out photos below! (more...)

Suzan Lori Parks' 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Wins 2015 Edward M. Kennedy PrizeSuzan Lori Parks' 'FATHER COMES HOME FROM THE WARS' Wins 2015 Edward M. Kennedy Prize
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Columbia University and Ambassador Jean Kennedy Smith announced Monday that Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Suzan Lori Parks' epic Father Comes Home From The Wars (Parts 1, 2 & 3) is the 2015 winner of the Edward M. Kennedy Prize for Drama Inspired by American History. (more...)

Paulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & More Set for 54 Below This WeekPaulo Szot, 54 SINGS IRVING BERLIN & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 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...)

Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE Opens Tonight Off-BroadwaySignature Theatre's BIG LOVE Opens Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Signature Theatre's production of BIG LOVE by Charles Mee, directed by Tina Landau, began on February 5, 2015. The production runs through March 15, 2015 with an official opening slated for tonight, February 23, in The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 23-March 1, Featuring Julie Halston, Paulo Szot, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 23-March 1, Featuring Julie Halston, Paulo Szot, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 22, 2015

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: Julie Halston Hosts the Fifth Annual 'Broadway Belts for PFF;' 54 Sings Irving Berlin: There's No Business Like Show Business; Paulo Szot; Bushel & A Peck Benefit, Starring Stephanie J. Block and More; and Altar Boyz 10th Anniversary Reunion Concert at 54 Below. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look- Rebecca Naomi Jones, Bobby Steggert, and More in Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE!BWW TV: First Look- Rebecca Naomi Jones, Bobby Steggert, and More in Signature Theatre's BIG LOVE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 21, 2015

Signature Theatre presents Charles Mee's BIG LOVE, directed by Tina Landau, which is now in previews ahead of an opening night on Monday, February 23, 2015 at the The Irene Diamond Stage at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

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