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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.


BWW Reviews: Postmodern Jukebox Entertains in their O.C. Debut ConcertBWW Reviews: Postmodern Jukebox Entertains in their O.C. Debut Concert
by Michael L. Quintos - Jan 30, 2015

There is a very good possibility that many of you have seen or heard of the terrific musical collective known as Postmodern Jukebox across one or more of your preferred social media platforms. This group of clever and talented viral-video/YouTube sensations is the brainchild of arranger/pianist/musical genius Scott Bradlee, whose primary objective has been to repurpose contemporary radio hits and infuse them with the vintage sounds that are more likely to be found in your grandfather's old vinyl record collection. The results? Refreshingly educational, absolutely irresistible, and, most important of all, genuinely entertaining. (more...)

Matt Cavenaugh & Elena Shaddow to Join Symphoria Orchestra for A BROADWAY ROMANCE, 2/6Matt Cavenaugh & Elena Shaddow to Join Symphoria Orchestra for A BROADWAY ROMANCE, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Matt Cavenaugh and Elena Shaddow will star in the concert 'A Broadway Romance,' with Symphoria Orchestra in Sryacuse NY - Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30 PM at the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater. Sean O'Loughlin is conducting. The concert is a finely tuned gathering of songs from the Broadway repertoire, including 'Tonight', 'Somebody, Somewhere', 'I Am Loved', and, of course, 'Lullaby of Broadway' among many others. (more...)

BWW Reviews: SHAZZY FITNESS Christian Hip-Hop Workshop in NYC A Great SuccessBWW Reviews: SHAZZY FITNESS Christian Hip-Hop Workshop in NYC A Great Success
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 29, 2015

Shazzy Fitness, the Christian Hip-Hop phenomenon had a very successful workshop class on Saturday, January 24th in New York City. (more...)

BWW Review: NEWSIES Brings Charm, Remarkable Talent to Dr. Phillips CenterBWW Review: NEWSIES Brings Charm, Remarkable Talent to Dr. Phillips Center
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 29, 2015

Admittedly, I am not in the target demographic for Disney's musical NEWSIES, running through February 1st at Orlando's Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts. This musical, which concluded its two-and-a-half year Broadway run last fall, has inspired a legion of young, female fans who have dubbed themselves 'Fansies.' So while I might not be who the show is normally marketed towards, I left the Walt Disney Theatre on Opening Night completely infected by the optimism, athleticism, and heart of this movie-musical adaptation. Though far from being without fault, the score (which won a Tony for composer Alan Menken and lyricist Jack Feldman), the script (by Tony-winner Harvey Fierstein), and the immense talent of the young ensemble made this a exceptionally enjoyable evening of entertainment. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BESSIE'S BLUES Bless AudiencesBWW Reviews: BESSIE'S BLUES Bless Audiences
by Alan Katz - Jan 29, 2015

Some plays are so good, or so popular with audiences, that their return to the stage is inevitable. But some plays, like high velocity music revue Bessie's Blues, take quite awhile to flow back from their ebb. (more...)

InDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much MoreInDepth InterView: Lilla Crawford Talks Rosie's Theater Kids Family Day, INTO THE WOODS Movie, ANNIE Revival & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Today we are talking to one of the most accomplished bring young stars on Broadway all about her many exciting endeavors including headlining the most recent revival of mega-hit ANNIE as well as playing a major part in the new Disney feature film edition of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's INTO THE WOODS - the gifted and talented Lilla Crawford. Opening up about her experiences participating in the big screen edition of the Sondheim classic, Crawford offers insight into her iconic character of Little Red Riding Hood and sheds light on the filmmaking process with director Rob Marshall as well as comments on sharing the screen with such Hollywood heavyweights as Johnny Depp and Meryl Streep. Additionally, Crawford illuminates her time spent headlining the most recent Broadway revival of ever-popular Charles Strouse/Martin Charnin/Thomas Meehan musical ANNIE as well as working with recognizable Miss Hannigans two-time Tony-winner Katie Finneran and GLEE's Jane Lynch, as well as recounts her experiences meeting the star of the big screen ANNIE remake, Quvenzhane Wallis, and her own thoughts on the updated film remake. Most importantly, Crawford discusses her participation in this weekend's open house event to benefit Rosie's Theater Kids and shares her enthusiasm for joining Broadway proponent and Tony Award Honors recipient Rosie O'Donnell in bringing attention to the acclaimed theatre program for underprivileged youth, as well as clues us in on what she will be performing, too. All of that, participating in Marvin Hamlisch's recent PBS tribute, BILLY ELLIOT memories, who she would love to play in the forthcoming WICKED feature film and much, much more! (more...)

Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Open Spring Hinsdale Season in MarchChicago Philharmonic Chamber Players to Open Spring Hinsdale Season in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The Chicago Philharmonic Chamber Players (cp2) begin their Spring 2015 series at Union Church of Hinsdale (137 S Garfield, Hinsdale, IL) on Sunday, March 1 at 3pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the Cellblock! First Look at Carly Hughes in Broadway's CHICAGOPhoto Flash: Welcome to the Cellblock! First Look at Carly Hughes in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

This Monday, February 2, the company of the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO will welcome a new 'scintillating sinner' to the cellblock, as Broadway star Carly Hughes makes her debut in the iconic role of jazz slayer Velma Kelly. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Hughes in costume! (more...)

Chicago Children's Theatre WONDERLAND, ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE Sets Cast, Creative TeamChicago Children's Theatre WONDERLAND, ALICE'S ROCK & ROLL ADVENTURE Sets Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Wonderland, Alice's Rock & Roll Adventure, a new family musical created by top Chicago director Rachel Rockwell and music director Michael Mahler, is Chicago Children's Theatre's big 10th anniversary season finale. (more...)

World Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This FallWorld Premiere of Christopher Gattelli and Stephen Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS Comes to The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

The Old Globe today announced it will open its 2015-2016 Season with In Your Arms, a World Premiere dance-theatre musical featuring direction and choreography by Tony Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies, Godspell, Lincoln Center Theater's South Pacific) and original music by Tony Award winner Stephen Flaherty (Ragtime, Once on This Island; two-time Oscar nominee for Anastasia). Co-conceived by Gattelli and Jennifer Manocherian, In Your Arms features 10 dance vignettes written by an incredible and diverse lineup of theatre powerhouses, including Douglas Carter Beane, Nilo Cruz, Christopher Durang, Carrie Fisher, David Henry Hwang, Rajiv Joseph, Terrence McNally, Marsha Norman, Lynn Nottage, and Alfred Uhry. Among them, the creators have amassed 14 Tony Awards, five Pulitzer Prizes, six Pulitzer finalist designations, and one Academy Award. (more...)

CSO's RHAPSODY IN BLUE to Conclude American Roots Festival, 2/27-28CSO's RHAPSODY IN BLUE to Conclude American Roots Festival, 2/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Led by guest conductor Donato Cabrera and featuring guest pianist Thomas Lauderdale of Pink Martini, this concert offers not only Gershwin's Rhapsody in Blue, the all-time classic synthesis of Carnegie Hall and Tin Pan Alley, but two more pieces with similar flavors from Gershwin's fellow American, George Antheil. (more...)

OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773OPTION UP! to Celebrate One-Year Anniversary 2/8 at Stage 773
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Option Up!, the acclaimed musical theater cabaret and talk-show, celebrates its one-year anniversary on Sunday, February 8, 2015 in The Cab at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Avenue, Chicago. Featuring Aaron Benham and Christopher Pazdernik, Option Up! runs the second Sunday of each month through May 10 at 7:30 PM. (more...)

IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA to Get Second Cast Album, 2/02IRVING BERLIN'S AMERICA to Get Second Cast Album, 2/02
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Most Off-Broadway shows don't get a cast album, but ASCAP Award-winning writer/director Chip Deffaa's show "Irving Berlin's America" is about to get its second cast album. And this one will be released on February 2nd as a benefit for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: WEST SIDE STORY Celebrates Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

WEST SIDE STORY is now officially the fastest-selling production in Drury Lane Theatre's 30 year history. The highly-anticipated musical runs now through March 29. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Venice Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season; Ben Vereen to Helm HAIR!Photo Flash: Venice Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season; Ben Vereen to Helm HAIR!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Venice Theatre proudly announced its 66th season yesterday at a party attended by more than 400 sponsors, donors, advertisers, patrons and volunteers. Minutes before the reception was underway, the theatre's Board of Directors approved the docket of productions presented to them by the theatre's volunteer play selection committee and Artistic/Executive Director Murray Chase. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

BWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 OpeningsBWW Previews: Nashville Theater Heats Up With 2015 Openings
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 22, 2015

With a new year comes a lot of new theater in Nashville and in 2015, area theater companies are heating up winter with some of the most compelling and challenging productions to grace local stages in quite some time. Already, Circle Players and Nashville Shakespeare Festival have upped the ante with their respective productions of Ragtime the Musical and Twelfth Night (NSF traditionally kicks off the dramatics with their winter production at Belmont University's Troutt Theatre), and in the coming weeks theater-goers will be treated to even more, top-notch, high-quality theatrics. (more...)

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's RAGTIME Opens Next WeekActors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre's RAGTIME Opens Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre continues its celebrated 2014-2015 season with a regional premiere production of the Tony Award-winning musical Ragtime from January 28 - February 22, 2015. (more...)

FST to Bring 'LESSONS FROM VAUDEVILLE' to the Court Cabaret, Beginning 2/18FST to Bring 'LESSONS FROM VAUDEVILLE' to the Court Cabaret, Beginning 2/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

FST pays tribute to America's original entertainment in its third Cabaret show, Never Marry A Girl With Cold Feet: and other life lessons from Vaudeville. Developed by Richard Hopkins, Rebecca Hopkins, and Jim Prosser, it begins in the John C. Court Cabaret on Wednesday, February 18, 2015. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: RAGTIME Opens On BroadwayTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: RAGTIME Opens On Broadway
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 22, 2015

Today we are recounting the opening night of one of the most cherished modern musicals, Ragtime. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dana Solimando on Chairs, Ballet Girls, and BILLY ELLIOTBWW Interviews: Dana Solimando on Chairs, Ballet Girls, and BILLY ELLIOT
by Ellen Dostal - Jan 22, 2015

Recently, choreographer Dana Solimando took on the monumental task of choreographing Billy Elliot The Musical for La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts. The production opened to sold out crowds over the weekend and will run through February 8th. Here Dana talks about making the steps her own and how you've got to be flexible in the theatre because you never know what's going to happen. Here's her behind the scenes look at bringing Billy Elliot to life. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Anne L. Nathan Will Teach Musical Theatre Audition Workshop on 1/25SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Anne L. Nathan Will Teach Musical Theatre Audition Workshop on 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Stars of "Submissions Only" Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ordinary Days) and Anne L. Nathan (Once, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Assassins) are teaching "How to Feel Good About Your Audition," a musical theater audition workshop on Sunday, January 25th at Studio 353. (more...)

BWW Interview: 'The Music of Whitney Houston' Comes To Life With Rashidra ScottBWW Interview: 'The Music of Whitney Houston' Comes To Life With Rashidra Scott
by Joseph OHern - Jan 21, 2015

From an early age, Rashidra Scott was known as the little girl with the big voice. “She's the reason why I'm singing,” Rashidra said of Whitney Houston. After already receiving glowing reviews from her performances with the St. Louis Symphony and the Mobile Symphony Orchestra, Rashidra makes her way to Jacksonville, Florida, this weekend to once again take on The Music of Whitney Houston. (more...)

Signature Theatre Sets Cast for New John Kander & Greg Pierce Musical KID VICTORY; Performances Begin Next MonthSignature Theatre Sets Cast for New John Kander & Greg Pierce Musical KID VICTORY; Performances Begin Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere production of Kid Victory, a new musical from legendary composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for Signature Theatre's KID VICTORYSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Trailer for Signature Theatre's KID VICTORY
by Stage Tube - Jan 21, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre has announced the full cast for the world premiere production of Kid Victory, a new musical from legendary composer John Kander (Chicago, Cabaret) and acclaimed playwright Greg Pierce (Slowgirl). Check out a first look at the trailer below! (more...)

New Musical MURPHY'S LAW to Play Dixon Place, 2/5New Musical MURPHY'S LAW to Play Dixon Place, 2/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Dixon Place presents a one-night-only concert reading of the road-trip musical comedy Murphy's Law with book, music, and lyrics by Andy Nagraj and Jonathan Spivey on Feburary 5th at 7:30 PM on the Main Stage. Broadway regulars Aaron Galligan-Stierle and Johnny Kinnaird along with Helen Hayes Award Winner Diana Huey are among the six-person cast. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Scenes from Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORYBWW TV: Watch Scenes from Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 20, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production is currently in previews and opens January 22, running through March 22. BroadwayWorld has footage of the company performing 'Something's Coming,' 'America,' and 'Mambo' below! (more...)

A NIGHT IN OLD NEW ORLEANS Set for State Theatre's Acopian Ballroom, 2/13A NIGHT IN OLD NEW ORLEANS Set for State Theatre's Acopian Ballroom, 2/13
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Orange Kellin's A Night In Old New Orleans featuring Vernel Bagneris brings talent fresh from Broadway and sounds straight from New Orleans. These seasoned performers will thrill listeners in the Acopian Ballroom of the State Theatre on Friday, February 13th. (more...)

Chase Peacock and Jeff McKerley to Lead Atlanta Lyric Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 2/13-3/1Chase Peacock and Jeff McKerley to Lead Atlanta Lyric Theatre's CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 2/13-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Atlanta Lyric Theatre, the metro area's only professional musical theatre company, presents the high-­flying hit musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN February 13 - March 1, 2015 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre (548 S. Marietta Pkwy., Marietta). (more...)

Samantha Hill, Joe Carroll, Fred Applegate & More to Lead Presentation of New Musical EMPIRESamantha Hill, Joe Carroll, Fred Applegate & More to Lead Presentation of New Musical EMPIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

The grandeur of New York City comes to life in Empire, by Caroline Sherman and Robert Hull, an original new musical about how dreamers and doers changed the face of Manhattan forever. (more...)

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox, 3/4-15THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour Coming to Fabulous Fox, 3/4-15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Really Useful Group are delighted to announce the casting for their spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA currently on sale for the premiere St. Louis engagement at the Fabulous Fox Theatre. With newly reinvented staging and stunning scenic design, this new version of PHANTOM, one of the most successful musicals of all-time, will be performed by a cast and orchestra of 52, making this one of the largest productions on tour in North America. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/18/15- RAGTIMESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/18/15- RAGTIME
by Stage Tube - Jan 18, 2015

Today in 1998, Ragtime opened at the Ford Center for the Performing Arts (now the Foxwoods Theatre), where it ran for 834 performances. The musical garnered four Tony Awards including Best Book, Original Score and Best Orchestrations. The beloved Ahrens and Flaherty score features some of the award-winning team's best-known songs including the title song, 'Make Them Hear You' and the anthem 'The Wheels of a Dream.' A revival opened at the Neil Simon Theatre in 2009. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/17-1/18/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/17-1/18/2015
by - Jan 18, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 18, 2015 - Sunday, January 18, 2015. (more...)

Tony-Winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to Los Altos Hills; Opens February 19 at Lohman TheatreTony-Winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE Comes to Los Altos Hills; Opens February 19 at Lohman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE, the Pulitzer Prize-winning Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by James Lapine. Inspired by the iconic pointillist painting 'A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte' by Georges Seurat, this funny, heartfelt musical delves into the inner-lives of both the artist and his subjects. (more...)

Bessie's Blues Returns After 20 years MetroStage Celebrates Return with Original Cast Members Bernardine Mitchell and Roz White Jan 22-Mar 15, 2015Bessie's Blues Returns After 20 years MetroStage Celebrates Return with Original Cast Members Bernardine Mitchell and Roz White Jan 22-Mar 15, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has announced that the award-winning musical by Thomas W. Jones II Bessie's Blues will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 22, 2015. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, and William Knowles will music direct. A musical odyssey of African American people in the 20th century, it was ground-breaking in 1994 and is a perfect production for our stage as we celebrate our first 30 years. (more...)

Mandy Patinkin to Voice 'Papa Smurf' in Sony's Animated RebootMandy Patinkin to Voice 'Papa Smurf' in Sony's Animated Reboot
by Movies News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Tony winner Mandy Patinkin, currently starring on Showtime's HOMELAND, has been tapped to voice 'Papa Smurf' in Sony's upcoming animated reboot of the beloved cartoon. (more...)

BILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada TheatreBILLY ELLIOT, Starring Noah Parets, Begins Tonight at La Mirada Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & MC COY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT present pure 'electricity' with the third show of their 2014-2015 season, the Southern California Regional Premiere of the ten-time Tony Award-winning musical, BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL, music by Elton John, book and lyrics by Lee Hall, musical direction by John Glaudini, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. BILLY ELLIOT THE MUSICAL will preview tonight, January 16, 2015 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 17) and run through Sunday, February 8, 2015 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet Tours Russia for Artistic Partnership With Theatre Ballet Moscow, FebruaryThe Suzanne Farrell Ballet Tours Russia for Artistic Partnership With Theatre Ballet Moscow, February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the Kennedy Center's own ballet company, will engage in an artistic partnership with Theatre Ballet Moscow in February 2015 to perform George Balanchine'sMonumentum Pro Gesualdo. The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will also perform Balanchine's Movements for Piano and Orchestra. Theatre Ballet Moscow will complete the program with pieces by George Aleksidze and Paul Mejia. Through this artistic partnership, Theatre Ballet Moscow will have the opportunity to take classes and learn Balanchine's choreography from Ms. Farrell, one of Balanchine's foremost interpreters, and rehearse with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Performances will take place February 26 and 27 at 7:00pm at the Cultural Centre ZIL in Moscow. (more...)

Tina deVaron to Play the Metropolitan Room, 2/9Tina deVaron to Play the Metropolitan Room, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The multi-talented Tina deVaron is an acclaimed singer, songwriter, and jazz pianist whose scintillating combination of original songs and piano/vocal jazz have made her a favorite with audiences around the country. She will be performing at one night show at the Metropolitan Room on 9 February at 7pm. (more...)

Suzanne Farrell Ballet & Theater Ballet Moscow Announce New Artistic PartnershipSuzanne Farrell Ballet & Theater Ballet Moscow Announce New Artistic Partnership
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Suzanne Farrell Ballet, the Kennedy Center's own ballet company, will engage in an artistic partnership with Theatre Ballet Moscow in February 2015 to perform George Balanchine's Monumentum Pro Gesualdo. The Suzanne Farrell Ballet will also perform Balanchine's Movements for Piano and Orchestra. Theatre Ballet Moscow will complete the program with pieces by George Aleksidze and Paul Mejia. Through this artistic partnership, Theatre Ballet Moscow will have the opportunity to take classes and learn Balanchine's choreography from Ms. Farrell, one of Balanchine's foremost interpreters, and rehearse with The Suzanne Farrell Ballet. Performances will take place February 26 and 27 at 7:00pm at the Cultural Centre ZIL in Moscow. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Circle Players' RAGTIME THE MUSICALBWW Reviews: Circle Players' RAGTIME THE MUSICAL
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 16, 2015

Celebrating its 65th season, Nashville's Circle Players is Middle Tennessee's oldest community theater organization and I can think of no better way to celebrate that milestone than with the company's current show, the Tim Larson-directed version of Ragtime, the musical adaptation of the acclaimed E.L. Doctorow novel. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production is currently in previews and opens January 22, running through March 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): RAGTIME's David ArnoldTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): RAGTIME's David Arnold
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 15, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five (on Thursday!): five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. This week the spotlight shines one day early on David Arnold, who opens tonight in Circle Players' production of Ragtime the Musical, starring as Father. (more...)

THE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): RAGTIME's Erica PattersonTHE FRIDAY FIVE (on Thursday!): RAGTIME's Erica Patterson
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 15, 2015

Inspired by BroadwayWorld.com's Friday Six, welcome to BroadwayWorld Nashville's latest installment of The Friday Five (on Thursday!): five questions designed to help you learn more about the talented people you'll find onstage throughout the Volunteer state. This week the spotlight shines one day early on Erica Patterson, who opens tonight in Circle Players' production of Ragtime the Musical, starring as Sarah Brown. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Audra McDonald en concierto en MadridBWW Interviews: Audra McDonald en concierto en Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jan 15, 2015

La ganadora de seis premios Tony nos cuenta todos los detalles sobre este concierto unico en España que tendra lugar el proximo 31 de enero en el Teatro Real de Madrid. (more...)

Christina Nieves & Jim DeSelm Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning TonightChristina Nieves & Jim DeSelm Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production previews tonight, January 15, opens January 22 and runs through March 22. (more...)

Jamie Jackson, Sophia Gennusa & More Round Out Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Broadway; Complete Company Set!Jamie Jackson, Sophia Gennusa & More Round Out Cast of DOCTOR ZHIVAGO on Broadway; Complete Company Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

DOCTOR ZHIVAGO will begin performances on Friday, March 27, 2015, and open on Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 6:30pm, at the Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway). DOCTOR ZHIVAGO is directed by two-time Tony Award winner Des McAnuff (Jersey Boys), with a book by Academy Award nominee Michael Weller (Ragtime), music by 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). (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 14, 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. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was great! Now onward to '50 Shades,' 'Mr. Burns' and 'Book Of Merman,' plus two from Christopher Pazdernik,' 'Ordinary Days,' 'First Wives Club,' tributes to John Hughes and Stephen Sondheim and a showtune film cameo! (more...)

Southgate's SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival Begins 23 JanSouthgate's SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival Begins 23 Jan
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

From 23 January-21 February, Southgate's promenade will come alive with music, dance, circus, theatre and art. The precinct is an integral part of the new SummerSalt Outdoor Arts Festival featuring unique and creative collaborations by Melbourne's leading arts organisations. (more...)

THE RAT PACK to Join Gulf Coast Symphony, 1/18THE RAT PACK to Join Gulf Coast Symphony, 1/18
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents THE RAT PACK, 100 Years of Frank! with the Gulf Coast Symphony (Fort Meyers, FL) starring BPI artists Nat Chandler (The Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of the Opera), Sal Viviano (The Full Monty, The Three Musketeers) and Eric Jordan Young (Chicago, Ragtime) with music director Andrew Kurtz. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS, ELF & More Set for 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series at the Civic Arts PlazaJERSEY BOYS, ELF & More Set for 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series at the Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Tony Award-winning Best Musical JERSEY BOYS makes its Ventura County debut on Theater League's 2015-16 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. National touring Broadway hits JERSEY BOYS, the holiday musical ELF, FLASHDANCE THE MUSICAL, and the Tony Award-winning Ragtime round out Theater League's 21st annual series of the Best of Broadway at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza's Kavli Theatre. Season renewals and priority orders are available at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza box office, online at theaterleague.com or by calling 805.449.2775. (more...)

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