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NBC Sports Announces Coverage of the 146th BELMONT STAKES
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2014

NBC Sports Group presents 16 hours of programming surrounding the 146th Belmont Stakes - more than double the number of hours initially scheduled - beginning next Wednesday, June 4. (more...)

VIVA LA DRAG!, Starring the Supreme Fabulettes, Begins June 26 at Leicester Square
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

As seen on London Live TV's hit docu-soap Drag Queens of London and fresh from a critically acclaimed nationwide tour, nationally-acclaimed stage show Viva la Drag! returns to the West End for a limited run. (more...)

Breaking News: Paige Faure and Nancy Opel Set to Join Broadway's CINDERELLA in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2014

Producers of the Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced that Paige Faure, now appearing in Bullets Over Broadway, will be Broadway's new CINDERELLA starting June 13. Faure will also lead the national tour of the hit, Tony Award-winning musical when it begins performances October 10 in Providence, RI. Ms. Faure assumes the role following the 4-month limited engagement of Carly Rae Jepsen, which concludes June 8. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsals with Off-Broadway's A LITTLE PRINCESS
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

A Little Princess is a brand new adaptation of Frances Hodgson Burnett's beloved classic, coming straight to New York City from London this spring. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsals! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CINDERELLA Celebrates 500 Performances on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - May 15, 2014

Now in its second year on Broadway, CINDERELLA continues to play to large and enthusiastic audiences at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). The show currently stars Grammy-nominated recording artist Carly Rae Jepsen as Cinderella, Joe Carroll as Prince Topher, Fran Drescher as Madame, Victoria Clark as the Fairy Godmother, Ann Harada as Charlotte, Stephanie Gibson as stepsister Gabrielle, Peter Barlet as Sebastian, Todd Buonopane as the rebel Jean-Michel and Phumzile Sojola as Lord Pinkleton. The cast just celebrated the show's 500th performance and BroadwayWorld brings you photo coverage from the special event below! (more...)

A LITTLE TOUCH OF COWARD IN THE NIGHT Comes to the Met Room, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

SuzBo Entertainment Inc. presents 'A Little Touch of Coward in the Night', the Words and Music of NOËL COWARD. Starring Suzanne Petri and John Eskola with director Bob Breuler and musical director Bob Moreen. (more...)

Krisstina Wise Releases New Book With Charles Pinot
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

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Fran Drescher Extends Run in CINDERELLA Through 6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

The Emmy and Golden Globe nominated star Fran Drescher ('The Nanny') will extend her engagement an additional three weeks until June 29 in Rodgers & Hammerstein's CINDERELLA on Broadway, it has been announced by the Tony Award-winning musical's producers Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis. Ms. Drescher - making her Broadway debut this season as Cinderella's wicked stepmother - joined the production in February and, while an extension through June 8 was previously announced, it has been determined anew that Ms. Drescher will remain with the CINDERELLA company through June 29. (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell, Mary Gauthier, Cristin Milioti and More Set for Joe's Pub, Now thru 6/11-22
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

Joe's Pub at the Public has announced its upcoming performances, June 11 through the 22nd. Scroll down for the lineup! (more...)

BWW Reviews: 'Cinderella' Dazzles With Beauty
by Catherine Kustanczy - Jun 5, 2014

The National Ballet's popular production features dazzling sets, eye-popping costumes, and wondrous choreography. (more...)

Summer Stages: 2014 Must-See Musicals in Minneapolis/St. Paul
by Jill Schafer - Jun 4, 2014

It's hard to believe with the weather we've had, but summer is just around the corner. And if you're a musical theater fan like I am, it's going to be a great one! Here are a few summer musicals I'm looking forward to this year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS by Half and Half Productions
by Jeff Davis - Jun 30, 2014

BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS Half and Half Productions presents this new comedy by Peter Sinn 'Boom' Nachtrieb, in which nine actors play more than 30 characters in relaying 'the hilarious and poignant story of one man's dream.' (more...)

Nancy Opel Joins Cast of Broadway's CINDERELLA as 'Madame' Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA today welcomes Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel to the cast. Opel will play Cinderella's wicked Stepmother, Madame on Broadway, following Fran Drescher's 5-month limited engagement, which concluded yesterday, June 29. (more...)

Steven Carl McCasland Goes Solo at The Metropolitan Room, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Steven Carl McCasland, Artistic Director of Beautiful Soup Theater, goes solo at The Metropolitan Room. Wit songs and stories, Steven brings his one-man romp, Mother Wanted Me To Come Out In A Kimono, to the famed New York venue. (more...)

California Chrome to Vie for Historic Triple Crown on NBC's Coverage of Belmont Stakes, 6/7
by TV News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes winner California Chrome runs for history, aiming to become the first Triple Crown winner since Affirmed in 1978. (more...)

Beautiful Soup Postpones Return Engagement of LITTLE WARS; 'SHADES OF BLUE' & WHAT WAS LOST to Run 8/27-9/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Due to scheduling conflicts with its original cast, Beautiful Soup will postpone the return engagement of Steven Carl McCasland's Little Wars. Replacing it in repertory with the previously announced Shades of Blue: The Decline and Fall of Lady Day, What Was Lost is a new play by McCasland chronicling Laurette Taylor's rehearsal process for the original production of Tennessee Williams' The Glass Menagerie. (more...)

N—THE QUEEN OF PARIS to Play Toronto & Chicago in 2015 with Broadway in Sight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Montreal's Monlove Enterprises today announced the world premiere of N-The Queen of Paris. The new musical was inspired by the Champagne atmosphere and Rags-to-riches romance of Emile Zola's classic novel Nana with its gaslight glimpses into the backstage world of Parisian theaters, 'Joie de vivre' and courtesans' salons. (more...)

Broward Stage Door Theatre to Present ON THE RADIO: SOUNDS OF THE 70s, 6/6-7/27
by Carol Kassie - Jun 3, 2014

When award-winning vocalist Mimi J. sought to develop a one-woman show about the women of soul who influenced her, she immediately turned to her good friend, Carbonell-nominated director/choreographer Kevin Black. They tossed around a number of ideas, but they kept coming back to the music of the 70s - music they both love. Together they came up with the concept, the title, and the song choices for On the Radio: Sounds of the 70s. (more...)

CD*NY to Host Final Contra Dance of Season, 6/14
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

Country Dance*New York (CD*NY) will present its last contra dance of the season on Saturday, June 14 from 8:00 pm to 10:45 pm at Church of the Village, 201 West 13th Street, Manhattan. No previous experience is required and it is not necessary to come with a partner. From 7:30 pm to 8:00 pm there is a beginner's workshop, and the caller walks everyone through the patterns of each dance making contra dancing a pleasure for all. Dynamic and spirited live music will be performed by the popular dance band, Floorplay, from Charlottesville, Virginia. (more...)

Harold Robbins Launches 18 eBook Novels
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

NEW YORK, NY(Marketwired - Jun 3, 2014) - Harold Robbins wrote over 25 best-selling novels which spent more than 300 weeks combined on The New York Times best-seller list and sold in excess of 750 million copies worldwide in 42 languages. RosettaBooks, the leading independent eBook publisher, has published 18 of Robbins' popular titles in digital format, with 79 Park Avenue available for a free download today through Thursday in the Kindle store. (more...)

FOREVER PLAID to Play Middlebury's Town Hall Theater, 7/17-20
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

Before the restoration of Middlebury's Town Hall Theater was completed, the group created theater anywhere it could. In 2006 it performed the musical Forever Plaid in the dining room of the Middlebury Inn. The show was such a success that it then travelled to theaters all over Vermont (more...)

Video: A Preview of BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS by Half and Half Productions
by Jeff Davis - Jun 24, 2014

BOB: A LIFE IN FIVE ACTS Half and Half Productions presents this new comedy by Peter Sinn 'Boom' Nachtrieb, in which nine actors play more than 30 characters in relaying 'the hilarious and poignant story of one man's dream.' (more...)

Jamie Ross & Jonathan C. Kaplan to Star in TriArts Sharon Playhouse's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, 7/3-6
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie from July 3-6 on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. (more...)

BWW Reviews: AFTERLOVES: LOVE LIFE IN THE AFTERLIFE is Brilliantly Acted and Astounding Clever
by Shari Barrett - Jun 23, 2014

AFTERLOVE: LOVE LIFE IN THE AFTERLIFE, written by and performed by Ron Hanks and Betsy Reisz is one of the most brilliant and inventive shows I have seen at this year's Hollywood Fringe Festival. In the dating pool of the afterlife, there are a LOT of choices, and this show presents 8 couples of public figures across time and space as they attempt to create new and continued love with each other in Heaven. (more...)

Broadway's Kenita Miller and More to Star in PROPAGANDA! THE MUSICAL at NYMF, 7/23-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The 2014 New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) presents Propaganda! The Musical a world premiere musical Book, Music, and Lyrics by Taylor Ferrera & Matt Webster. Nathan Brewer directs a cast of 10, including MaryJoanna Grisso (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Nick Mason, Kenita Miller* (Bway: Xanadu, The Color Purple), Kenny Morris* (Bway: Hairspray, Les Miserables), Benjiman Dallas Redding (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Shaun Repito (Nat. Tour: West Side Story), Dale Sampson*, Beth Cheryl Tarnow*, and Jillian Wallach (Nat. Tour: Legally Blonde). Propaganda! The Musical is being staged at PTC Performance Space, 555 West 42nd Street (bet. 9th & 10th Avenues) in NYC for five performances from Wednesday, July 23 through Sunday, July 27, 2014. (more...)

BRAVO! Vail Chamber Music Series Begins July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The sounds of extraordinary chamber music return to the Vail Valley onTuesday, July 1 as the Bravo! Vail Chamber Music Series begins with "Gershwin and Copland: Chamber Jazz," a jazz-infused evening featuring members of the Dallas Symphony Orchestra and conductor Jeff Tyzik. For 2014, Bravo! Vail's Chamber Music Series spotlights five unique concerts highlighting both well-known classics and inspiring 20th Century compositions, and features members of each of Bravo Vail's resident orchestras: the Dallas Symphony Orchestra, The Philadelphia Orchestra and the New York Philharmonic. Tickets for all Bravo! Vail concerts are on sale at bravovail.org or by calling the box office at 877.812.5700. (more...)

Chart Topping Trio Anounce Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

After a grand entrance to the music world with the runaway success of their debut album last year, the astonishingly operatic, Samoan trio from Auckland, Sol3 Mio, are about to embark on their first ever Australian tour, with tickets going on sale 10am Wednesday 25 June. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Blood, Guts and Classic Troubie Mayhem in ABBAMEMNON
by Ellen Dostal - Jun 17, 2014

After a particularly long laundry list of names in which Helen of Troy jumps out as the only familiar one, Chorus Leader Rob Nagle says in a completely deadpan voice, 'Don't worry... that's the last name you'll recognize tonight,' and everyone bursts into laughter. (more...)

Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival Announces 31st Season, Running 7/30-8/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

This summer, the Bridgehampton Chamber Music Festival marks its 31st season in the beautiful seaside setting of Long Island's East End. The Island's longest-running classical music festival this year features 12 concerts from July 30 to August 24, featuring the signature mix of renowned and up-and-coming artists and classic and new music that has made it one of the most noteworthy summer music festivals in the country. (more...)

This Week at Joe's Pub, June 18-29: Cristin Milioti, Make Music New York, Julie Klausner, Karsh Kale, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

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Metropolitan Playhouse Receives Victorian Society Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

Metropolitan Playhouse was honored Wednesday night, June 11th, by the Victorian Society New York with an Award for Outstanding Performance Arts Group, in recognition of the company's work 'contributing to the understanding, appreciation and preservation of nineteenth-century heritage in the New York City area.' (more...)

Starz Renews 50 Cent's POWER for Second Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Starz announced today a season two pick up of 'Power,' the New York-based drama starring Omari Hardwick. Creator, showrunner and executive producer Courtney Kemp Agboh and fellow executive producers Curtis '50 Cent' Jackson, Mark Canton, David Knoller and Randall Emmett will return for the sophomore season. Production is set to begin on the 10-episode second season in and around New York, as well as at its home base at Steiner Studios in Brooklyn this September. (more...)

SEE ROCK CITY AND OTHER DESTINATIONS to Make UK Debut at the Union Theatre, Aug 15-30
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

For the first time, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway musical See Rock City and Other Destinations, will be introduced to the UK for a two-week strictly limited run at the Union Theatre. Previews start on Friday 15 August and press night on Tuesday 19 August at 7.30pm, it was announced today. On sale now. (more...)

E! to Premiere TRUE HOLLYWOOD STORY: DUCK DYNASTY, Today
by TV News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

E! goes beyond the cameras for a closer look at the Robertson clan on “True Hollywood Story: Duck Dynasty” premieres this today, July 10th at 8:00pm ET/PT. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Erudite Jon Weber Dazzles on the Keyboard While Exploring the Evolution of Piano Jazz at the Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Hanks - Jul 8, 2014

Musical Director and pianist extraordinaire Jon Weber can play every imaginable musical style and for a wide variety of cabaret and concert singers, but this superlative keyboardist is really a jazz man at heart. Weber knows that the intricacies of certain music languages-whether classical or jazz-can be frustratingly elusive, so he's made it his mission to educate the masses, or in this case a few hundred people who after this Tuesday night at 7 pm will have attended one of his four entertaining classroom sessions at the Metropolitan Room, called 'From Joplin to Jarrett: 115 Years of Piano Jazz.' And when some of the students in the audience are among the most accomplished instrumentalists in New York, you realize that your teacher is a virtuoso. (more...)

URINETOWN, AS YOU LIKE IT, 21 & More Set for Point Park's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will produce five works, including the world premiere of a new musical about the life of the legendary Pittsburgh Pirates Hall of Famer Roberto Clemente, in the 2014-2015 season. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Music, Merriment & Some Fabulous Fireworks - An Independence Day Bonanza!
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 4, 2014

Today we are tipping our very best top hat to Uncle Sam and celebrating the greatest theatre-themed July 4 moments in honor of Independence Day! (more...)

'Jamerican: The Gift of Poverty' by Author Sherwin P. Brown is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

BOCA RATON,Fla., July 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Available NOW at Amazon.com and everywhere books are sold: This Rags-to-riches autobiography has a major twist; it starts in Jamaica. 'Jamerican' follows the improbable true-life journey of Sherwin Brown, who grew up the poorest of the poor in an already poverty-stricken country Jamaica. This book will inspire, educate and entertain, all at the same time. Mr. Brown writes with such an easy style, one feels like he's sitting right there telling you the story in person. (more...)

Andy Jones, Kecia Lewis, Blake Hammond & More Join Paige Faure in CINDERELLA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Producers of the Tony® Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA,Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) onOctober 10, 2014. (more...)

BWW CD Reviews: Rhino Records' JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical) - A Tuneful Collection of Favorites
by David Clarke - Jul 26, 2014

JERSEY BOYS is one of Broadway's hottest properties. Why? Well, who doesn't love the music of Frankie Valli & The Four Seasons? In 2005, this Rags to riches story took Broadway by storm. Almost a decade later, the Clint Eastwood directed film adaptation was released. As a companion to the film Rhino Records released JERSEY BOYS (Music From the Motion Picture and Broadway Musical). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Nancy Opel & Paige Faure in CINDERELLA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

The Tony Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA recently welcomed Tony Award nominee Nancy Opel to the cast, playing Cinderella's wicked Stepmother. Paige Faure also recently took over the title role of Broadway's favorite princess. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the latest cast in action below! (more...)

Burke Moses, Whitney Bashor, John Hickok & More Join Kathleen Marshall's UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at Denver Center Theatre Company; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

The Denver Center Theatre Company today announced the complete cast and creative team for the highly anticipated new adaptation of Meredith Willson's classic musical, THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. Based on the book by Richard Morris, the revitalized production will feature a new book and additional lyrics by three-time Tony Award nominee Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie) and showcase never before heard songs from Willson's prolific body of work with musical adaptation by Michael Rafter (Violet). The production opens for previews on September 12 in The Stage Theatre and will be directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes). (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre to Kick Off 2014-15 Season with FUNNY GIRL, 8/28-9/21
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, kicks off its 2014-15 season opener with one of Broadway's musical theatre cornerstones, Funny Girl. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Standing Room Only Productions' DEFY GRAVITY: A STEPHEN SCHWARTZ SONGBOOK is a Joyous Celebration
by Nyderah Williams - Jul 21, 2014

For over four decades,Stephen Schwartz's musical career has brought to life hit musicals such as Godspell, The Baker's Wife and Wicked, as well as music in some of our favorite films such as Pocahontas, The Prince of Egypt and Enchanted. In honor and celebration of this brilliant composer, DEFY GRAVITY was conceived by Michael J. Bobbitt with musical arrangement by John Cornelius ll. Together, they have created a musical revue comprised of 28 songs which takes the audience on a journey through many of Schwartz's classics in the realm of musicals and film. (more...)

Jamie Ross & Jonathan C. Kaplan Star in TriArts Sharon Playhouse's TUESDAYS WITH MORRIE, Now thru 7/6
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

TriArts Sharon Playhouse, under the leadership of Artistic Director John Simpkins and Managing Director Justin Ball, presents Mitch Albom's Tuesdays with Morrie from July 3-6 on Stage 2 in the Bok Gallery. (more...)

Arbender Robinson, Witti Repartee, and More Sing THE BILLIE HOLIDAY SONGBOOK for Beautiful Soup, 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2014

Arbender Robinson (Broadway's Les Miserables, Beautiful and The Book of Mormon) and nightlife personality Witti Repartee join Beautiful Soup Theater for an evening of stories and songs. Celebrating the music and life of Billie Holiday, whose life inspired Steven Carl McCasland's Shades Of Blue: The Decline & Fall Of Lady Day, this concert evening will benefit Beautiful Soup's World Premiere Production of that play. The previously announced Shades Of Blue... will run in repertory with McCasland's What Was Lost, a study of Laurette Taylor and Tennessee Williams at The Dorothy Strelsin Theatre beginning August 27th. (more...)

Warner/Chappell Music to Administer Entire Works of Broadway Composer Charles Strouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Warner/Chappell Music today announced that it has signed a worldwide Publishing agreement to administer Strouse's entire body of work. (more...)

New Children's Book MOLLY AND BABOU is Released
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, Part 2 - 7/12- Regionals Take the Spotlight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2014

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our July 12th SIP round-up! Check out part one HERE. Yesterday's SIPs come from Regionals across the country! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 7/1- Terrence Mann
by Stage Tube - Jul 1, 2014

Happy Birthday Terrence Mann! Mann's Broadway credits include the Beast in the Broadway production of Beauty and the Beast, Rum Tum Tugger in Cats, Inspector Javert in Les Miserables and Chauvelin in The Scarlet Pimpernel. He also has starred in additional Broadway productions including Lennon, The Rocky Horror Picture Show, Getting Away With Murder, A Christmas Carol, Rags, Barnum, Jerome Robbins' Broadway and Jekyll & Hyde. He most recently starred in the 2013 Broadway revival of Pippin. (more...)

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