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Paper Mill Playhouse (Milburn, NJ)
22 Brookside Drive
Milburn, NJ 07041

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Based on the novel by E. L. Doctorow

Called by Time Magazine "A triumph for the stage," and by the International Herald Tribune "the best musical in twenty years," this acclaimed musical won 1998 Tony Awards for Best Score, Book and Orchestrations, and won both the Drama Desk and Outer Critics Circle Awards for Best Musical and Best Score. RAGTIME is not only a powerful portrait of life in turn-of-the-century America, but a relevant tale for today. Written by the award-winning composer/lyricist team of Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens ("Once On This Island," "Seussical," "Lucky Stiff"), noted playwright Terrence McNally, ("Kiss of the Spider Woman", "Master Class"), and based on E.L. Doctorow's distinguished novel, the musical intertwines the stories of three extraordinary families, as they confront history's timeless contradictions of wealth and poverty, freedom and prejudice, hope and despair, and what it means to live in America. The Tony-winning score by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty is just as diverse as the melting pot of America itself. It draws upon many musical styles from the ragtime rhythms of Harlem and Tin Pan Alley to the klezmer of the Lower East Side, from bold brass band marches to delicate waltzes, from up-tempo banjo tunes to period parlor songs and expansive anthems.



Featured are such show stopping songs as "Getting Ready Rag," "Your Daddy’s Son," "Wheels of a Dream," "Till We Reach That Day," "Back To Before," and "Make Them Hear You." This thrilling musical is sure to inspire actors and audiences alike! Book by Terrence McNally; music by Stephen Flaherty; lyrics by Lynn Ahrens. Presented by Mesa Encore Theatre at the Farnsworth Studio.


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by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Broadway Records has announced that the newest addition to its Live at 54 BELOW series, "Marin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music - LIVE at 54 BELOW" will be released on May 12th, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order at http://www.broadwayrecords.com/cds/marin-mazzie-music-54-below.  (more...)

BWW Reviews: BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Delaware Theatre CompanyBWW Reviews: BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE at Delaware Theatre Company
by Mark Brainard - Apr 24, 2015

When the title of the musical is followed by 'based on the book/film...', there tends to be one of two reactions- excitement (LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, MARY POPPINS, Ragtime) or dread (SISTER ACT, GHOST, CARRIE). And while the Broadway-bound BECAUSE OF WINN DIXIE, now playing through May 10th at the Delaware Theatre Company, does not quite reach the level of LA CAGE or Ragtime, it's hard to resist the feel-good charm bubbling off the stage. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 18-24THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 18-24
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 24, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of the opening nights of FUN HOME, LIVING ON LOVE, DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, and SOMETHING ROTTEN, the 29th annual Easter Bonnet Competition, a behind-the-scenes look at Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL, and more! (more...)

Marin Mazzie to Release 'MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC' Live Album, 5/12Marin Mazzie to Release 'MAKE YOUR OWN KIND OF MUSIC' Live Album, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Broadway Records has announced that the newest addition to its Live at 54 BELOW series, 'Marin Mazzie: Make Your Own Kind of Music - LIVE at 54 BELOW' will be released on May 12th, 2015. The album is now available for pre-order here. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/23/2015 - THE VISIT, AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Drama Desk Noms and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/23/2015 - THE VISIT, AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Drama Desk Noms and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 23, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Chita Rivera returns to Broadway in THE VISIT, with New Orleans taking over MTC in AIRLINE HIGHWAY, plus the 2015 Drama Desk noms will be announced! (more...)

Newlyweds Colin Donnell and Patti Murin to Lead Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny This Summer!Newlyweds Colin Donnell and Patti Murin to Lead Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny This Summer!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Colin Donnell and Patti Murin, who recently starred opposite each other in Encores! LADY, BE GOOD, will return to the stage in Irving Berlin's HOLIDAY INN at The Muny in St. Louis beginning July 6, just one week after they tie the knot! (more...)

ANASTASIA Musical to Make World Premiere at Hartford Stage Next Summer; Darko Tresnjak to Direct!ANASTASIA Musical to Make World Premiere at Hartford Stage Next Summer; Darko Tresnjak to Direct!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Artistic Director Darko Tresnjak, the Tony Award winner for Best Director of a Musical for A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, will anchor Hartford Stage's 2015-16 season from May 12-June 5, 2016, with the world premiere of a new musical, Anastasia, inspired by the real life Royal Anastasia Romanov and the enduring mystery of her true identity. (more...)

Howard Brown Health Center Benefit Concert Set for The Cab at Stage 773, 5/10Howard Brown Health Center Benefit Concert Set for The Cab at Stage 773, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, celebrates co-host Christopher Pazdernik's birthday with Chris' Birthday Belt-Fest, a concert to benefit Howard Brown Health Center on Sunday, May 10 at 7:30 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring award-winning musical theater performers from across Chicago, the evening will be music directed by co-host Aaron Benham. Tickets are $10 and available by calling 773.327.5252 or by visiting www.stage773.com (more...)

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by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2015

An intriguing and sexy new video spot for THE VISIT! (more...)

Sony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This FallSony Centre to Welcome Twyla Tharp's 50th Anniversary Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

The iconic Twyla Tharp is celebrating the 50th anniversary of her 1965 choreographic debut of Tank Dive with an American tour that includes one special stop in Toronto at the Sony Centre For The Performing Arts.  It has been over two decades since Twyla Tharp Dance last performed in Toronto. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!BWW TV: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2015

Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld'S Richard Ridge was on the red carpet before the curtain went up, and below, you can check out interviews with Nikki M. James, Jarrod Spector, Omar Sharif Jr., Judith Light and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Inside the DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Opening Night After Party!Photo Coverage: Go Inside the DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Opening Night After Party!
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2015

Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Company Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Company Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2015

Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW TV: A Russian Romance- Chatting with the Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Opening Night!BWW TV: A Russian Romance- Chatting with the Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 22, 2015

Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out interviews with the full gang after the curtain went down below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!Photo Coverage: Inside DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Opening Night Theatre Arrivals!
by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2015

Based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, Doctor Zhivago is directed by Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Michael Weller (Ragtime), music byLucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Kelly Devine (Rocky). The musical officially opened at the Broadway Theatre last night, April 21, 2015, and BroadwayWorld was there for the big night. Check out photos from red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Russian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayRussian Revolution! Meet the Full Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Mandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater SquareMandy Gonzalez, Telly Leung & More Set for BROADWAY SHOWSTOPPERS at Cabaret at Theater Square
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust announces a one night only performance of Broadway Showstoppers featuring award-winning performing artists Mandy Gonzalez, Cady Huffman, Telly Leung and Alton Fitzgerald White will take place on Monday, May 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The TRUST Cabaret Series is presented by the Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and provides a unique and intimate opportunity for audiences to experience the finest cabaret acts in the entertainment industry. The evening will include these four talented Broadway stars singing songs on their repertoire from shows in which they have performed. Stephen DeAngelis is the creator, producer and host of Broadway Showstoppers, with musical direction and accompaniment by Eugene Gwozdz. (more...)

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Officially Opens on Broadway TonightDOCTOR ZHIVAGO Officially Opens on Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. (more...)

Review Roundup: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO officially opens at the Broadway Theatre tonight, April 21, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

LUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexader & Nikki M. James Coming to U.S. Theaters & On Demand This JulyLUCKY STIFF, Starring Jason Alexader & Nikki M. James Coming to U.S. Theaters & On Demand This July
by Movies News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Veteran independent film distributor Richard Abramowitz announced that his company Abramorama, will release LUCKY STIFF in New York City on July 24th. The Orchard will compliment the theatrical release by making the film available to all U.S. and Canadian cable, satellite and digital platforms for a simultaneous day and date release. (more...)

In Performance Video: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Kelli Barrett Performs 'He's There'In Performance Video: DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Kelli Barrett Performs 'He's There'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

This week's New York Times In Performance video features DOCTOR ZHIVAGO's Kelli Barrett performing the number 'He's There' from the new Broadway musical which official opens tonight at the Broadway Theater. (more...)

13th Street Rep to Hold 'Teach-In' on Gay Theater After MAD ABOUT THE BOY, 4/2613th Street Rep to Hold 'Teach-In' on Gay Theater After MAD ABOUT THE BOY, 4/26
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The 13th Street Repertory Theater will present a teach-in on the history of gay musical theater, and gay songs in pop music, following the performances next Sunday (April 26th) at 2 pm and 7 pm of its current hit musical 'Mad About the Boy.' The presentation will be moderated by ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa (creator of 'Mad About the Boy'), and will feature members of the cast, joined by a special surprise guest. (more...)

VIDEO: Alysha Umphress Talks ON THE TOWN & More on NY1VIDEO: Alysha Umphress Talks ON THE TOWN & More on NY1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Last week, NY1's Frank DiLella caught up with the actress to talk shop and more (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson Perform 'I Can Cook Too' on 'Today'VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson Perform 'I Can Cook Too' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform the number 'I Can Cook Too' from the hit Broadway musical. (more...)

Rebecca Luker, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for Prospect Theater's 'WOMEN MAKING MUSICALS' GalaRebecca Luker, Betsy Wolfe and More Set for Prospect Theater's 'WOMEN MAKING MUSICALS' Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Prospect Theater Company is pleased to announce its 2015 annual gala, a Concert Evening Celebrating Women Making Musicals. This special one-night-only event will be held on Saturday, May 16 with an 8pm concert performance featuring Broadway and Prospect stars. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look- Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, and More in DOCTOR ZHIVAGOBWW TV: First Look- Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett, and More in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 19, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie(Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Joins 10th Anniversary Benefit of Young At Arts, 4/20Brian Stokes Mitchell Joins 10th Anniversary Benefit of Young At Arts, 4/20
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 19, 2015

Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins more than 100 children at Young At Arts (YAA), a community-based performing arts program that gives out scholarships to deserving young students, to celebrate YAA's 10th anniversary via its annual benefit titled 'Broadway to Bronxville' today, April 20, at Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville, N.Y.) at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

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by - Apr 19, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 19, 2015 - Sunday, April 19, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury LanePhoto Flash: BILLY ELLIOT Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

BILLY ELLIOT celebrated a triumphant opening night at Drury Lane Theatre on Thursday, April 16. BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Bets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning TonightBets Malone Leads La Mirada's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE World Premiere, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts and McCoy Rigby Entertainment present their first-ever World Premiere musical and the fourth show of their 2014-2015 season, the runaway hit of the New York Musical Theatre Festival, JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical, with music, lyrics and book by Lindsay Warren Baker & Amanda Jacobs, based on the novel 'Pride and Prejudice' by Jane Austen, with music direction by Timothy Splain, choreography by Jeffry Denman, and directed by Igor Goldin. JANE AUSTEN'S PRIDE AND PREJUDICE A Musical will preview tonight, April 17, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 18) and run through Sunday, May 10, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

Broadway-Bound BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE Extends at Delaware Theatre Company, Thru 5/10Broadway-Bound BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE Extends at Delaware Theatre Company, Thru 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Delaware Theatre Company opened the new musical, BECAUSE OF WINN-DIXIE, on April 8th,with Book and Lyrics by Nell Benjamin (Broadway's LEGALLY BLONDE: the musical), Music by Duncan Sheik (Broadway's SPRING AWAKENING), and directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge (Broadway's Ragtime). It has now extended its run at DTC through May 10th. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The MarriottPhoto Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. The production opened on April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie HallPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

This Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Lena Hall, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess & More Set for BDF's Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive TourLena Hall, Taye Diggs, Tituss Burgess & More Set for BDF's Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

The Broadway Dreams Foundation (BDF) will give aspiring performers across the country their "big break" when the program embarks on Generation: The 2015 Summer Intensive Tour. The national non-profit training program will present an incredible roster of Broadway directors, performers, and industry insiders who will offer highly personalized musical theatre training and mentoring through unique, week-long performing arts intensive workshops for students of all ages, skill levels, and socio-economic backgrounds. (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 15, 2015

Kersten Rodau is a well-known performer in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul theatre scene with countless shows to her credit, but perhaps she's earned her PhD in musical theatre by being a cast member of seven of the Ordway Center's BROADWAY SONGBOOK series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett & More in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Tam Mutu, Kelli Barrett & More in DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO, based on Boris Pasternak's Nobel Prize-winning 20th-century epic Russian masterpiece, is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by two-time Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Lucy Simon (The Secret Garden), lyrics by Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens) and Emmy Award nominee Amy Powers (Ella Enchanted), and choreography by Tony Award nominee Kelly Devine (Rocky). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Phillip Boykin and More in York Theatre's LORD TOMPhoto Flash: First Look at Phillip Boykin and More in York Theatre's LORD TOM
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

The York Theatre Company and its acclaimed Developmental Lab Series presents the musical, LORD TOM, with book by Kimberly Vaughn and Stanley Jay Gelber, and music & lyrics by Mr. Gelber at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (619 Lexington Avenue, entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Binetti and More in ANYTHING GOES at The MarriottPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Binetti and More in ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. 15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin will bring his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the toe-tapping musical comedy which is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Robin is joined by Music Director Jeff Award-nominee Ryan T. Nelson. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from ANYTHING GOES at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. 15-time Jeff Award-winner Marc Robin will bring his signature high-watt energy to the stage to direct and choreograph the toe-tapping musical comedy which is currently in previews and opens tomorrow, April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chairman's Awards Gala  Honors Michael C. Hall & More!Photo Coverage: Chairman's Awards Gala Honors Michael C. Hall & More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 14, 2015

James S. Turley just led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala last night, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) . The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. The evening's master of ceremonies was Tony Nominee Bryce Pinkham, who is currently starring in Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles and received a Tony nomination for his performance in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from insode the big night below! (more...)

McNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in JuneMcNally, Ahrens & Flaherty's ANASTASIA Musical Gets Staged Reading in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

According to an Equity casting notice, a staged reading of the new musical version of ANASTASIA -- featuring book by Terrence McNally, music by Stephen Flaherty and lyrics by Lynn Ahrens -- will be held on June 12, 2015. Tony winner Darko Tresnjak is set to direct the project, along with musical director Tom Murray. (more...)

Eli Tokash to Join Collegiate Chorale for US Premiere of THE ROAD TO PROMISEEli Tokash to Join Collegiate Chorale for US Premiere of THE ROAD TO PROMISE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale announces that Eli Tokash will join the cast of the US Premiere of Kurt Weill's The Road of Promise on May 6, 2015 at 8pm and May 7, 2015 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall, 881 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019. Tickets are $30-$135 and are available at www.carnegiehall.org, CarnegieCharge 212-247-7800, or the Box Office at 57th and Seventh. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/the-road-of-promise. (more...)

Casting Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 2015 SeasonCasting Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 44th Season, which includes Elton John and Tim Rice's "Aida," the professional premiere of Disney's "My Son Pinocchio," the area debuts of "Billy Elliot - The Musical" and "Big Fish," and the return of "Hello, Dolly!" after a 21 year absence. (more...)

Kokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater WitKokandy Productions' LOVING REPEATING to Run 7/18-8/30 at Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

On the heels of its hit production of The Full Monty, Kokandy Productions is pleased to continue its 2015 season with LOVING REPEATING, a musical tribute to the life and loves of celebrated American author Gertrude Stein. Using Stein's own works as lyrics, LOVING REPEATING is adapted by Frank Galati (The Grapes of Wrath, The Accidental Tourist), with music by Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island, Seussical) direction by Co-Artistic Director Allison Hendrix, music direction by Resident Music Director Kory Danielson and choreography by Andrea Louise Soule. (more...)

Zakiya Young, Andrew Samonsky and More Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 44th Season; Casting Announced!Zakiya Young, Andrew Samonsky and More Set for Music Theatre Wichita's 44th Season; Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Casting is announced today for Music Theatre Wichita's 44th Season, which includes Elton John and Tim Rice's 'Aida,' the professional premiere of Disney's 'My Son Pinocchio,' the area debuts of 'Billy Elliot - The Musical' and 'Big Fish,' and the return of 'Hello, Dolly!' after a 21-year absence. (more...)

Lincoln Center Education to Continue 'Next Stage' Series with Brian Stokes MitchellLincoln Center Education to Continue 'Next Stage' Series with Brian Stokes Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Lincoln Center Education announces "A Conversation With Brian Stokes Mitchell," a new event in its Next Stage series which explores the role of education in an artist's creative and commercial work. Equally comfortable in front of TV cameras, a symphony orchestra, and Broadway footlights, Tony Award-winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins moderator Lincoln Center President Jed Bernstein in the intimate Clark Studio Theater for a candid conversation about his career and the importance of arts education in his work. (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Series in Santa MonicaTony Winner Sutton Foster Added to Broadway Series in Santa Monica
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Sutton Foster won two Tony Awards for her leading roles in "Anything Goes" and "Thoroughly Modern Millie" and starred in the ABC Family TV series "Bunheads." She has just returned to TV this spring as the star of the new series "Younger" on TV Land by "Sex and the City" creator Darren Star, to rave reviews. Sutton will make her anticipated debut with the celebrated Broadway @ The Broad series in Santa Monica, CA, produced by Mark Cortale, for two shows only on June 14, 2015 at 5:00 and 8:00 PM, with series host and SiriusXM radio star Seth Rudetsky at the piano. What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. Tickets are on-sale now, and can be purchased via The Broad Stage's website or by calling 310 434-3200 for information. (more...)

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