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Uris Theatre (New York, NY)
222 W. 51st St.

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Based on the novel Show Boat by Edna Ferber.

An epic musical revealing life behind the scenes on a show boat. Magnolia falls in love with Gaylord, a river gambler, and leaves her father’s show boat to marry him in the 1880s. Years of heartbreak return her to the show boat in the 1920s.


Drama League Online Auction, Featuring Meet & Greet with Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman & More, Now OpenDrama League Online Auction, Featuring Meet & Greet with Bradley Cooper, Hugh Jackman & More, Now Open
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2014

The Drama League launches its Fall 2014 Charity Auction online today, September 9th at www.biddingforgood.com/thedramaleague or at www.dramaleague.org. (more...)

Ava Gardner Festival to Welcome PROJECT RUNWAY Designer Justin LeBlanc This OctoberAva Gardner Festival to Welcome PROJECT RUNWAY Designer Justin LeBlanc This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

On October 3-5, the Ava Gardner Museum will host the 10th Annual Ava Gardner Festival to celebrate the opening of the permanent home for the museum in Downtown Smithfield. (more...)

Beth Leavel & Alexander Gemignani to Headline FPAC's 2014 Gala and Grand Opening at THE BLACK BOXBeth Leavel & Alexander Gemignani to Headline FPAC's 2014 Gala and Grand Opening at THE BLACK BOX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2014

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) debuts a transformative new performance and event venue, raising the curtain on THE BLACK BOX in downtown Franklin. FPAC kicks off the company's premiere season in its new home with a grand-opening weekend September 20-22 to introduce the theater and event space to the community. Anchoring a series of signature events, FPAC's annual Gala will be held on Saturday, September 20 at 6 p.m. featuring silent and live auctions, inspired cuisine by Artistry Catering and Events, and dancing until midnight. The evening's entertainment presents a special, one-night-only performance by guest artists Beth Leavel, renowned Broadway veteran and Tony® Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone, and Alexander Gemignani, Broadway's acclaimed Jean Valjean (Les Miserables) and Billy Flynn (Chicago). (more...)

BWW Interviews: Elena Shaddow Stays True to Her Soprano Roots in ALWAYS BETTER: THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAYBWW Interviews: Elena Shaddow Stays True to Her Soprano Roots in ALWAYS BETTER: THE GOLDEN AGE OF BROADWAY
by Sally Henry - Sep 4, 2014

Elena Shaddow has been making her mark on musical theatre ever since her Broadway debut in LES MIS during her senior year at NYU. So when she takes the stage in her first solo concert at 54 Below on Saturday night, she will be bringing a new meaning to "The Golden Age of Broadway." (more...)

Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4Nat Chandler and Teri Dale Hansen to Bring MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT to Colorado State, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2014

Broadway stars Nat Chandler (Scarlet Pimpernel, The Phantom of The Opera) and Teri Dale Hansen (Boys from Syracuse, Show Boat) will be appearing with the Pueblo Symphony Orchestra (under conductor Dr. Jacob Chi) in MANCINI AND MOONLIGHT Saturday, October 4th at 7:30pm in Hoag Recital Hall on the campus of Colorado State University -- Pueblo. (more...)

Catherine Walker to Succeed Lauren Worsham in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on BroadwayCatherine Walker to Succeed Lauren Worsham in A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

It was announced today that Catherine Walker will take over the role of 'Phoebe D'Ysquith' in A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical, beginning Tuesday, October 28. (more...)

San Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler FellowsSan Francsico Opera Center Announces 2015 Adler Fellows
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2014

San Francisco Opera Center Director Sheri Greenawald announced today the twelve recipients of the 2015 Adler Fellowship, a multi-year performance-oriented residency offering advanced young artists intensive individual training, coaching, and professional seminars, as well as a wide range of performance opportunities. Adler Fellows are selected from the young artists who have participated in the Merola Opera Program. (more...)

Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!Opera Star, Deborah Voigt Launches New Memoir, CALL ME DEBBIE - and More!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

The 2014-15 season sees one of Deborah Voigt's most personal projects come to fruition, with the HarperCollins publication of her candid, funny, and soul-baring memoir Call Me Debbie: True Confessions of a Down-to-Earth Diva. She also returns to the opera house, reprising her star turn in Francesca Zambello's Salome for her Dallas Opera debut; making her title role debut in a new staging of The Merry Widow at Michigan Opera Theater; and undertaking the roles of Elisabeth and Venus in Tannhäuser at the Hamburg State Opera – her first time singing both roles in the same production. To launch her new appointment as WQXR's inaugural Susan W. Rose Artist-in-Residence, Voigt co-hosts the opening-night broadcast of Carnegie Hall Live, joining WQXR host Jeff Spurgeon to present the Berlin Philharmonic, Sir Simon Rattle and Anne-Sophie Mutter live in concert from the New York venue. She herself headlines the season-opening concert of the Las Vegas Philharmonic and season-closing events at both the Pacific Symphony and the USM Symphony, which she joins for “An Evening with Deborah Voigt.” Meanwhile, as returning Artist-in-Residence at the Washington National Opera, the beloved soprano continues mentoring young singers in the company's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program throughout the season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/25/14 - MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES, CARRIE in Melbourne and More!WAKE UP with BWW 9/25/14 - MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES, CARRIE in Melbourne and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 25, 2014

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: MONEY GRUBBIN' WHORES and GOING ONCE! LAUGHING TWICE!! begin off-Broadway, CARRIE travels to Melbourne, Broadway 'gets confirmed' at 54 Below and more! (more...)

Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Christoper Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT; Will be Filmed for Live From Lincoln Center!Norm Lewis, Alli Mauzey, Christoper Fitzgerald & More Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's SHOW BOAT; Will be Filmed for Live From Lincoln Center!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced several additions to the cast of the semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-nominated actor Christopher Fitzgerald (who will portray Frank); Tony-nominated actor Norm Lewis, who appeared on Broadway as Porgy in The Gershwins' Porgy & Bess (Joe); Broadway performer Alli Mauzey (Ellie); Broadway and television performer Edward Watts (Steve); Emmy- nominated comedic stage and screen actor Fred Willard (Cap'n Andy); and Broadway performer NaTasha Yvette Williams (Queenie). (more...)

Heidi Stober to Sing 'Gretel' at the Met, Jan 1 & 3Heidi Stober to Sing 'Gretel' at the Met, Jan 1 & 3
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

Heidi Stober will sing the role of Gretel in the January 1 and January 3 matinee performances of Humperdinck's Hansel and Gretel. As previously announced, Aleksandra Kurzak sings Gretel on December 18, 23 matinee, 27, and 30 matinee, and Andriana Chuchman sings the role on January 8. As the Met's annual holiday presentation, the opera will be performed in English with family-friendly ticket prices and special weekday matinees. (more...)

San Francisco Opera's MEFISTOFELE Comes to DVD and Blu-ray Next WeekSan Francisco Opera's MEFISTOFELE Comes to DVD and Blu-ray Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Arrigo Boito's Mefistofele, in one of the most impressive productions ever seen at the War Memorial Opera House, comes to audiences on DVD and Blu-ray on September 30, 2014 in San Francisco Opera's latest video release in partnership with EuroArts Music International. (more...)

John Eaton to Explore the Music of Jerome Kern at The Alden in McLean, 10/4John Eaton to Explore the Music of Jerome Kern at The Alden in McLean, 10/4
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

Jazz pianist, musicologist and humorist John Eaton will return to The Alden at the McLean Community Center this fall with his popular program, "Jazz Masters with John Eaton." Eaton will present "The Master: The Glorious Songs of Jerome Kern" at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for MCC tax district residents. The theatre is located at 1234 Ingleside Avenue. (more...)

Ziegfeld Society to Present Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME, 9/27Ziegfeld Society to Present Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

The Ziegfeld Society will present Tony Award nominee and Theatre World Award winner Walter Willison in JOLSON, MY DAD & ME on Saturday, September 27th. The multi-media musical weaves together the songs of Al Jolson to tell the story of his father as a young man, growing up in the early part of the 20th Century, through Prohibition, The Great Depression, WWII, and into the present day, and of his own personal encounters with such iconic Jolson associates as Ruby Keeler, Patsy Kelly, Judy Garland, Richard Rodgers, Irving Berlin and others. Featuring such all-time American Songbook classics as 'Rockabye Your Baby with a Dixie Melody', 'Swanee', 'You Made Ne Love You' and many more. (more...)

Tierney Sutton, Rebecca Luker and Jessica Molaskey Set for NJPAC's 'Jonathan's Choice' Series This FallTierney Sutton, Rebecca Luker and Jessica Molaskey Set for NJPAC's 'Jonathan's Choice' Series This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2014

Kicking off this fall, New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) presents Jonathan's Choice: An Evening of Music and Conversation with WNYC's Jonathan Schwartz. The series includes three events featuring Tierney Sutton, Rebecca Luker, and Jessica Molaskey. (more...)

THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED! Set for Union County Performing Arts Center, 10/18THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED! Set for Union County Performing Arts Center, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

The Union County Performing Arts Center, 1601 Irving Street, Rahway, NJ, presents the World Premiere of the National Touring Concert Attraction, THE PHANTOMS.UNMASKED!, on Saturday, October 18, 2014, 8 PM, a Gala Benefit evening celebrating the performing arts center's 86th Anniversary. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERAPhoto Flash: First Look at Thomas Hampson, Heidi Stober, Dolora Zajick and More in SFO's UN BALLO IN MASCHERA
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2014

SAN FRANCISCO (September 16, 2014)—San Francisco Opera presents Giuseppe Verdi's Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball) for seven performances October 4 through 22, 2014 at the War Memorial Opera House. The illustrious cast features Mexican tenor Ramón Vargas as the unwisely flirtatious and cavalier King Gustavus III; soprano Julianna Di Giacomo as Amelia, the object of the king's affection; preeminent American baritone Thomas Hampson as Count Anckarström, with Brian Mulligan singing two performances of the role; soprano Heidi Stober as Oscar; and riveting mezzo-soprano Dolora Zajick as the fortune teller Madame Arvidson. A compelling tale of love, betrayal and revenge, Verdi's magnificent drama is presented in San Francisco Opera's classic production, conducted by Music Director Nicola Luisotti and directed by Jose Maria Condemi. (more...)

Dancer Marge Champion Set for Rare Live Interview at The Spiral Theater, 10/5Dancer Marge Champion Set for Rare Live Interview at The Spiral Theater, 10/5
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

On Sunday, October 5th at 5:00 PM, Marge Champion and Richard Skipper will sit down at the Spiral Theater Studio to discuss Marge's vast and wonderful career and how she is doing today, at 95 years young. A Q&A with the audience and 'meet and greet' follows. (more...)

Charlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This FallCharlie Pollock and Mary Kate Morrissey to Star in Signature Theatre's ELMER GANTRY This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

Signature Theatre has announced the cast of Elmer Gantry, a musical version of Sinclair Lewis' best-selling novel, directed by Signature's Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Follies, Million Dollar Quartet). Schaeffer collaborated on the last production of Elmer Gantry at Marriott's Lincolnshire Theatre in Chicago with authors John Bishop (book), Mel Marvin (music) and Bob Satuloff (lyrics) in 1998; the show has not been produced since then. This will be the 5th production in the show's history. Running in the MAX Theatre October 7 - November 9, Signature's production will include several brand new songs by Mel Marvin and Bob Satuloff and a reimagined script that John Bishop worked on until his death in 2006. (more...)

Cape Town Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 18-26 OctoberCape Town Opera to Present THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO, 18-26 October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2014

Cape Town Opera will present a new production of Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart's comic masterpiece of impetuous love, THE MARRIAGE OF FIGARO (LE NOZZE DI FIGARO) in the Opera House at Artscape from 18 to 26 October 2014. The Cape Town Philharmonic Orchestra, under the baton of acclaimed conductor, Maestro Jeremy Silver will accompany this production's talented cast. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 10/9/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY, AMAZING GRACE, Arnaz in PIPPIN, Elaine Paige and More!WAKE UP with BWW 10/9/14 - IT'S ONLY A PLAY, AMAZING GRACE, Arnaz in PIPPIN, Elaine Paige and More!
by Jessica Showers - Oct 9, 2014

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: IT'S ONLY A PLAY opens tonight and we'll be bringing you the real-life verdict, AMAZING GRACE begins in Chicago, Lucie Arnaz returns to PIPPIN, Elaine Paige says 'farewell' and more! (more...)

Washington National Opera to Mount New Production of LA BOHEME, 11/1Washington National Opera to Mount New Production of LA BOHEME, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

(WASHINGTON, D.C.)-Washington National Opera (WNO) continues its 2014-2015 season with a new production of one of the most enduring classics in all of opera: Giacomo Puccini's La boheme, November 1-15 in the Kennedy Center Opera House. Updating the story to post-World War I Paris, this brand-new production by Jo Davies features original stage direction by Peter Kazaras, both in their WNO debuts. WNO Music Director Philippe Auguin leads the WNO Orchestra in interpreting some of opera's most famous melodies. A special November 14 performance features casting by current singers and alumni of WNO's Domingo-Cafritz Young Artist Program. (more...)

The Fugard Theatre Announces New David Kramer Musical ORPHEUS IN AFRICAThe Fugard Theatre Announces New David Kramer Musical ORPHEUS IN AFRICA
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

Eric Abraham and the Fugard Theatre are proud to announce the world premiere of David Kramer's new musical ORPHEUS IN AFRICA at the Fugard Theatre in January 2015. (more...)

Jane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOATJane Alexander & Erika Henningsen Join Cast of New York Philharmonic's All-Star SHOW BOAT
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The New York Philharmonic has announced final principal cast members for its semi-staged production of Kern & Hammerstein's Show Boat, November 5-8, 2014: Tony-winning and Academy Award-nominated actress Jane Alexander will portray Parthy, and Erika Henningsen will portray Kim. (more...)

The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8The Dallas Opera Presents SALOME, 10/30-11/8
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

The Dallas Opera's explosive second production of the 2014-2015 "Heights of Passion" Season is SALOME by Richard Strauss (whose libretto was based on Hedwig Lachmann's German translation of Oscar Wilde's play). SALOME, generally regarded as one of the masterpieces of the Late Romantic Era, opens on Thursday, October 30, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. in theMargot and Bill Winspear Opera House at the AT&T Performing Arts Center located in the Dallas Arts District. (more...)

Richard Todd Adams, Ted Keegan and Gary Mauer Set for THE PHANTOMS...UNMASKED! at UCPAC, 10/18Richard Todd Adams, Ted Keegan and Gary Mauer Set for THE PHANTOMS...UNMASKED! at UCPAC, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Here's a fun idea: put three former leads from Broadway's longest-running show together with a music director from Broadway's highest-grossing show and have them perform songs of passion and seduction from a bevy of Broadway musical hits. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 31, 2014BWW's On This Day - October 31, 2014
by - Oct 31, 2014

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley to Retire in July 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

San Francisco Opera General Director David Gockley and San Francisco Opera Association President Keith Geeslin today announced that Gockley will retire in July 2016, concluding a ten-year, seven-month tenure with the Company and capping an internationally acclaimed and award-winning career spanning 44 years as one of America's most prominent opera impresarios. Gockley, who will be 73 at the end of the 2015–16 season, became the Company's sixth general director when he joined San Francisco Opera in January 2006. Today's announcement was made at a War Memorial Opera House press conference. (more...)

InDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & MoreInDepth InterView Exclusive: Vanessa Williams Talks NY Philharmonic SHOW BOAT, Plus THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL NYC Vs. LA, INTO THE WOODS Memories & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 29, 2014

Today we are talking to a world famous triple-threat star of stage and screen who first shot to fame in the 1980s as the first African American Miss America and found considerable success as a recording artist and actress thereafter, the divine Vanessa Williams. Sharing sage wisdom from her life and career as well as reflecting on many of her most popular properties to date, Williams reveals some of her many secrets to success while also looking ahead to next month's hotly anticipated all-star concert presentation of legendary Jerome Kern and Oscar Hammerstein musical Show Boat, co-starring Julian Ovenden, Norm Lewis, Jane Alexander and many more along with the New York Philharmonic under the direction of Ted Sperling. Also, Williams shares her enthusiasm for setting out to create new renditions of some of Show Boat's most noted selections, including 'Can't Help Lovin' Dat Man Of Mine'. Additionally, Williams opens up about her multiple musical theatre endeavors highlighting the work of Stephen Sondheim, including the Tony Award-winning 2002 Best Revival production of INTO THE WOODS and the recent original revue SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. Plus, Williams details her ongoing participation in THE TRIP TO BOUNTIFUL, after having starred in the well-received Broadway production last season and now finishing up headlining the Los Angeles production before bringing the drama to Boston. All of that, KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN memories, saving Audra McDonald's wedding day and much, much more with one of Broadway's brightest stars! (more...)

Nicole Cabell and Joyce DiDonato Star in San Francisco Opera's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, Out Today on DVD/Blu-rayNicole Cabell and Joyce DiDonato Star in San Francisco Opera's I CAPULETI E I MONTECCHI, Out Today on DVD/Blu-ray
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

Soprano Nicole Cabell and mezzo-soprano Joyce DiDonato star as the ill-fated lovers Giulietta and Romeo in Vincenzo Bellini's bel canto opera I Capuleti e i Montecchi (The Capulets and the Montagues) in San Francisco Opera's new video release in partnership with EuroArts Music International. Cabell and DiDonato are joined by Albanian tenor Samir Pirgu (Tebaldo), American bass-baritone Eric Owens (Capellio) and Chinese baritone Ao Li (Lorenzo). (more...)

Goodspeed Musicals' 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere of THE HONEYMOONERS & Two Other ClassicsGoodspeed Musicals' 2015 Season to Feature World Premiere of THE HONEYMOONERS & Two Other Classics
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2014

After one of its most successful seasons ever, two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals announced today that its 2015 season will feature the world premiere of The Honeymooners and two classic musicals that are all sure to send theatergoers to the moon! (more...)

Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents 60th Anniversary Concert, 11/1Lyric Opera of Chicago Presents 60th Anniversary Concert, 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2014

CHICAGO - Lyric Opera of Chicago will celebrate its glorious history and future on Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginningat 6:30pm - sixty years to the day after the company officially launched its very first season. (more...)

Renee Fleming, Ramsey Lewis & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert, 11/1; Jane Lynch HostsRenee Fleming, Ramsey Lewis & More Set for Lyric Opera of Chicago's 60th Anniversary Concert, 11/1; Jane Lynch Hosts
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago will celebrate its glorious history and future on Saturday, November 1, with a star-studded 60th Anniversary Concert at the Civic Opera House beginningat 6:30pm - sixty years to the day after the company officially launched its very first season. (more...)

Teri Dale Hansen & Sean MacLaughlin to Join Fort Smith Symphony, 10/25Teri Dale Hansen & Sean MacLaughlin to Join Fort Smith Symphony, 10/25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

Broadway Pops International presents POPS ON BROADWAY! with the Fort Smith Symphony (John Jeter conducting) at the Fort Smith Convention Center (Fort Smith, Arizona) on October 25th at 7:30pm. (more...)

Theatre School at DePaul University's 2014 Awards for Excellence in the Arts to be Held 11/3Theatre School at DePaul University's 2014 Awards for Excellence in the Arts to be Held 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2014

The Theatre School at DePaul University will present The 2014 Awards for Excellence in the Arts gala on Monday, November 3, 2014, at the Four Seasons Hotel Chicago. The Four Seasons is located at 120 East Delaware Place. The event will begin with a 6 PM cocktail reception, followed by dinner and the awards presentation at 7 PM. (more...)

Casting Announced for Saxon Court at Southwark Playhouse this November, Featuring THE HOBBIT's Adam BrownCasting Announced for Saxon Court at Southwark Playhouse this November, Featuring THE HOBBIT's Adam Brown
by Anna Bencivengo - Oct 22, 2014

Made by Brick presents: SAXON COURT by Daniel Andersen. Directed by Melanie Spencer. Featuring Adam Brown (The Hobbit trilogy), John Pickard (2.4 Children, Hollyoaks), Sophie Ellerby (This Is England), Scott Hazell (Mudlarks), Alice Franklin (Sadie J) and Debra Baker (Phoneshop) as Donna Saxon. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lacey, Lawrence, Donovan, Diaz, Blaemire and More Perform in Signature's 25th Anniversary Concert in D.C.Photo Flash: Lacey, Lawrence, Donovan, Diaz, Blaemire and More Perform in Signature's 25th Anniversary Concert in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

On October 20, 2014, Florence Lacey (Broadway's Follies, Evita and Signature's Sunset Boulevard), Megan Lawrence (Broadway's Hair and Signature's Cabaret), Jacquelyn Piro Donovan (Broadway's Les Miserables and Signature's The Witches of Eastwick), Natascia Diaz (Broadway's Man of La Mancha and Signature's The Threepenny Opera) and Nick Blaemire (Broadway's Godspell and Signature's Glory Days) performed alongside 75 Signature Theatre artists and an 18-piece orchestra as Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre celebrated its 25th Anniversary. With performances from 27 shows over the last 25 years, including Sweeney Todd, The Rhythm Club, Urinetown, The Boy Detective Fails, Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Dreamgirls, Chess, and many more. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Fred Barton Orchestra, Terri White, Sam Harri & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel CenterFred Barton Orchestra, Terri White, Sam Harri & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

On Saturday, October 18, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Cy Coleman. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/17- Susan StromanSTAGE TUBE: On This Day 10/17- Susan Stroman
by Stage Tube - Oct 17, 2014

Happy Birthday Susan Stroman! Winner of the Tony award for both direction and choreography of the original Broadway production of The Producers, Stroman's Broadway work includes The Scottsboro Boys, Contact, Crazy for You, Show Boat, Oklahoma!, Young Frankenstein, The Frogs, The Music Man, Thou Shalt Not, Steel Pier, Big, Picnic. A five-time Tony Award winner, Stroman's work has been honored with Olivier, Drama Desk, Outer Critics, Lucille Lortel, George Abbott and Astaire awards. (more...)

Tenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as FerrandoTenor Norman Reinhardt Joins the Houston Grand Opera's COSÌ FAN TUTTE as Ferrando
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Tenor Norman Reinhardt will sing the role of Ferrando in Houston Grand Opera's production of Così fan tutte, it was announced today by HGO Artistic and Music Director Patrick Summers. He replaces Stephen Costello, who has withdrawn due to illness. Mr. Reinhardt is in Houston to perform the role of Cassio in Verdi's Otello and will play Ferrando concurrently. Otello opens October 24, and Cosi fan tutte opens October 31. (more...)

Bernadette Peters, Patti LuPone & More to Honor Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch at Special TributeBernadette Peters, Patti LuPone & More to Honor Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch at Special Tribute
by TV News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

EVERYBODY, RISE! A CELEBRATION OF ELAINE STRITCH, an all-star tribute to the life and career of the legendary actress, constructed by George C. Wolfe, will be held on Monday, November 17th (more...)

Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The new Broadway revival of On The Town, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens tonight, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the talented cast of Broadway's latest revival. Meet the company below! (more...)

Tony Winner to Join 2014's 'Best Musical' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDERTony Winner to Join 2014's 'Best Musical' A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

It was announced today that Tony Award-winner Carole Shelley will join the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder, which won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Musical. She will be stepping into the role of Miss Shingle on October 28th. Jane Carr, who originated the role, will play her final performance on October 26th. (more...)

The Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and MoreThe Houston Grand Opera Announces 60th Anniversary Season, Featuring World Premiere of A CHRISTMAS CAROL by Iain Bell and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Houston Grand Opera's 2014–15 season, the company's 60th anniversary season, includes the world premiere of A Christmas Carol by Iain Bell—the company's 55th new commission —from award-winning Dickens authority Simon Callow; the continuation of HGO's first Ring cycle, with the American premiere of La Fura dels Baus's groundbreaking take on Die Walküre; the American premieres of Sir Nicholas Hytner's The Magic Flute and Lee Blakeley's Sweeney Todd; a 60th Anniversary Gala Concert featuring mezzo-soprano (and HGO Studio alumna) Joyce DiDonato; and a host of career-shaping role debuts that speak to Patrick Summers's gift for casting. Together with the company's first presentation of John Cox'sOtello, and the returns of Göran Järvefelt's beloved Così fan tutte and Michael Grandage's hit staging of Madame Butterfly, these rich offerings serve once again to illustrate some of the ways that HGO—still the only opera company with two Grammys, two Emmys, and a Tony—epitomizes “one model of what a forward-looking opera company could be” (Greg Sandow, Arts Journal). (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Melissa Dye & Abigail Ludrof to Join Tim Realbuto for First WUNDERKIND Tour Stop, 9/1
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

Tony Award nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q; "Scrubs"), Melissa Dye (Into the Woods; Grease), and Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays; Ghostlight) will join Tim Realbuto on the first stop of his Wunderkind tour this Monday, September 1st. (more...)

Deborah Voigt to Join Donato Cabrera and Las Vegas Philharmoic for Season Opener, 9/27Deborah Voigt to Join Donato Cabrera and Las Vegas Philharmoic for Season Opener, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

The orchestra's 16th season opens with Donato Cabrera's debut as Music Director of the Las Vegas Philharmonic at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, September 27th at 7:30PM with a concert featuring arias, overtures, and Broadway classics. The orchestra will be accompanied by guest soprano Deborah Voigt, internationally renowned opera superstar. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in Highlights of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in Highlights of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 21, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr., Kevin Cooney and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius ofJerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music CircusPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Brent Barrett, Alan Mingo Jr. and More in LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The hilarious musical La Cage aux Folles, featuring the bawdy humor of Harvey Fierstein and the melodic genius of Jerry Herman, is the final show in the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are August 19 - 24. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - MATILDA!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 18, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's MATILDA below! (more...)

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