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WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony TheatreWORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN Extended Through 5/24 at Colony Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

The Colony Theatre has announced that the final production of its historic 40thAnniversary season, the critically-acclaimed, smash-hit, Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass will be EXTENDING through SUNDAY, MAY 24 at the Colony Theatre, 555 N. Third Street in Burbank. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: 5 SONGS BY... Jason Robert Brown on THE LAST FIVE YEARS, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, PARADE, 13 and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTYBWW Exclusive: 5 SONGS BY... Jason Robert Brown on THE LAST FIVE YEARS, SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD, PARADE, 13 and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by Pat Cerasaro - May 5, 2015

Today, we begin the 5 SONGS BY... series with multiple Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist and orchestrator Jason Robert Brown who discusses his work on the fan favorite two-character musical THE LAST FIVE YEARS which was recently translated into a successful movie musical iteration earlier this year and is now available on DVD and Blu-ray as well as comments on selections from his stage musicals SONGS FROM A NEW WORLD, PARADE, 13 and THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY. (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Robert Brown Composes Music for Disney-Spoofing Bra CommercialVIDEO: Jason Robert Brown Composes Music for Disney-Spoofing Bra Commercial
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2015

In the latest two-minute CGI campaign to sell bras, Swiss underwear and lingerie manufacturer Triumph created a parody of beloved Disney musicals, with a little help from Tony Award winning composer Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

El Auditorio Nacional acogerá 'La Calle 42. Musicales de Broadway'El Auditorio Nacional acogerá 'La Calle 42. Musicales de Broadway'
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 4, 2015

La Orquesta Sinfónica Chamartín cierra su XXII temporada con un concierto para todos los públicos: los más conocidos musicales de Broadway juntos en un concierto participativo dirigido por el maestro César Belda y que contara con la colaboración de Julia Möller, Sara Pérez, Ángel Ruiz y Víctor Díaz. (more...)

Lake Country Playhouse to Stage Sondheim's ASSASSINS This JulyLake Country Playhouse to Stage Sondheim's ASSASSINS This July
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Hartland's Lake Country Playhouse is proud to present its upcoming summer production of Stephen Sondheim' Assassins, with direction by Sandra Renick and Breanne Brennan and music direction by Catherine Pfeiler. (more...)

ON RECORD: John Cariani's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Changed My Life'ON RECORD: John Cariani's Five Favorite Cast Albums- 'It Changed My Life'
by On Record - May 26, 2015

In this week's edition, we hear from John Cariani, who is currently starring as 'Nigel Bottom' in Something Rotten!- playing at the St. James Theatre. Read on to find out his top five picks! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jason Robert Brown, On His Solo Show, BRIDGES, L5Y And More!BWW Interviews: Jason Robert Brown, On His Solo Show, BRIDGES, L5Y And More!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

Daisy Wheeller talks to Jason Robert Brown about his forthcoming solo show at the Royal Festival Hall - as well as his musical theatre repertoire. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano Cover FOLLIES' 'Losing My Mind'STAGE TUBE: Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano Cover FOLLIES' 'Losing My Mind'
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2015

Live at the IMER (Instituto Mexicano de la Radio) Florencia Cuenca & Jaime Lozano put jazz and musical theatre together creating what they have called 'The New Standards'. Below, watch as they perform Follies' 'Losing My Mind.' (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces a final list of performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. The award will be bestowed upon Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who will accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will present Mr. Sondheim with the award. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/19/2015 - Drama Critics Circle Awards, THE WAY WE GET BY, ELEPHANT MAN in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/19/2015 - Drama Critics Circle Awards, THE WAY WE GET BY, ELEPHANT MAN in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 19, 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: It's a busy Tuesday with Criss hosting BROADWAY JUNIOR, the NY Drama Critics Circle Awards, 'HOW TO SUCCEED' with Groff and THE ELEPHANT MAN with Cooper in London, and three off-Broadway beginnings! (more...)

Workshop basado en 'Company' de Stephen Sondheim en Estudio Teatro MadridWorkshop basado en 'Company' de Stephen Sondheim en Estudio Teatro Madrid
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 18, 2015

Del 22 de junio al 10 de julio tendra lugar en Estudio Teatro Madrid un taller basado en el musical 'Company', de Stephen Sondheim y George Furth, con direccion de Sara Perez, direccion musical de Cesar Belda y coreografia de Merce Grane. (more...)

HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Will Reunite with Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture on 6/8HONEYMOON IN VEGAS Cast Will Reunite with Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture on 6/8
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

A new concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. Brown revealed at last week's special concert that the company of Honeymoon in Vegas will reunite next month on June 8 (8pm). (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2015-16 Grant RecipientsNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2015-16 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces nine awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its seventh year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $46,000 to ten organizations across the country. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James TheatreTHE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo to Lead Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD at St. James Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World is at the St. James Theatre for a strictly limited run of three weeks, directed by Adam Lenson. This special 20th Anniversary production of Songs for a New World will feature an award-winning cast, including Cynthia Erivo, Jenna Russell, Damian Humbley and Dean-John Wilson, alongside a five piece band. (more...)

Shoshana Bean and Christopher Jackson Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture TonightShoshana Bean and Christopher Jackson Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

A new concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. This performance, tonight, May 15, will feature Christopher Jackson (In The Heights, Hamilton) and Shoshana Bean at SubCulture. (more...)

Verkaik, Erivo And More Announced As Jason Robert Brown's Special Guests, May 26!Verkaik, Erivo And More Announced As Jason Robert Brown's Special Guests, May 26!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Today, the special guest artists for Jason Robert Brown's concert have been announced. Taking the stage, Broadway and West End sensation Willemijn Verkaik (star of Women On The Verge Of A nervous Breakdown, Wicked), Cynthia Erivo (The Colour Purple, I Can't Sing), Eleanor Worthington Cox (Youngest ever recipient of a Laurence Olivier Award), Laura Pitt-Pulford (The Sound Of Music) and West End stars Oliver Tompsett and Matt Henry who will all bring his dazzling scores to life with full orchestra. (more...)

Cast of SIDE SHOW, 54 SINGS THE LIFE & More Set for 54 Below This WeekCast of SIDE SHOW, 54 SINGS THE LIFE & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

David Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This WeekendDavid Engel, Jason Graae and More Set for Rubicon's RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The Janet and Mark L. Goldenson Broadway Musical Concert Series at Rubicon Theatre Company continues with three concerts celebrating the genius of two of the most prolific and most important writing teams in musical theatre history in a show entitled RODGERS & HART & HAMMERSTEIN. (more...)

Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6Nancy E. Carroll to Lead SpeakEasy Stage's New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, Running 5/8-6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2015

From May 8 to June 6, 2015, SpeakEasy Stage Company will present the New England Premiere of MOTHERS & SONS, a timely and touching new play about love, loss, and family, written by Terrence McNally.   (more...)

Norbert Leo Butz and Caissie Levy to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Next WeekNorbert Leo Butz and Caissie Levy to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

A new concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. This concert, set for March 13, 2015 at SubCulture, will feature Norbert Leo Butz* (Big Fish, Wicked) and Caissie Levy* (Ghost The Musical, Hair). (more...)

Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to the St. James Theatre, July 22Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Comes to the St. James Theatre, July 22
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2015

Celebrating 20 years since its first performance Off-Broadway, an all-new London production of triple-Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown's first musical, Songs for a New World is at the St. James Theatre for 3 weeks only, directed by Adam Lenson. (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & MoreArkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 40th Season. Beginning in September, the new season will include Tony Award-winning artistic experiences and family favorites that exemplify The Rep's mission of producing diverse work of the highest artistic standards for its Arkansas audience. (more...)

MSO Pops to Perform from Disney Songbook in Concert, 4/24MSO Pops to Perform from Disney Songbook in Concert, 4/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2015

MILWAUKEE, WIS. 03/31/2015 – The Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra Pops presents Disney in Concert: Tale as Old as Time on April 24-26, 2015 at the Marcus Center for Performing Arts. Experience the magic of Disney as guest conductor Stuart Chafetz leads the orchestra and vocalists Lisa Livesay, Whitney Claire Kaufman, Aaron Phillips, and Andrew Johnson in a concert of memorable melodies and Disney visuals. Scenes include movie favorites such as Frozen, Peter Pan, Beauty and the Beast, Cinderella, The Little Mermaid, Tangled, The Lion King, and more. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Motifs!NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Motifs!
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Mar 31, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on motifs: (more...)

BWW Reviews: Our Productions Theatre Company's ORDINARY DAYS has an Extraordinary Amount of Heart!BWW Reviews: Our Productions Theatre Company's ORDINARY DAYS has an Extraordinary Amount of Heart!
by Kyle West - Mar 31, 2015

ORDINARY DAYS may not be based on a famous book or movie; the score may not have any #1 radio hits; and the show may not be a mega-hit Broadway blockbuster…but this is exactly what makes the show so charming. Like the new theatre company producing the show, ORDINARY DAYS is small, but full of love and commitment - two important ingredients in creating art. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Utah Rep's THE LAST 5 YEARS Features Phenomenal PerformancesBWW Reviews: Utah Rep's THE LAST 5 YEARS Features Phenomenal Performances
by Tyler Hinton - Mar 3, 2015

Utah Repertory Theater Company's heartfelt production of THE LAST 5 YEARS is a real treat for fans of musical theatre thanks to its phenomenal featured performances. (more...)

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

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

SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Will Be Northern Stage's Last Show at Briggs Opera House, 4/8-5/3SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD Will Be Northern Stage's Last Show at Briggs Opera House, 4/8-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Northern Stage, the region's award-winning professional theater, will present its last production in Briggs Opera House: Songs for a New World by Tony-winning composer/lyricist Jason Robert Brown. The show runs live on stage at the Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT, April 8 through May 3. (more...)

Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17Jake Broder, Elijah Rock and Angela Teek to Star in WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN at The Colony, 4/15-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2015

The Colony Theatre is thrilled to present the final production of its historic 40th Anniversary season, the Los Angeles Premiere of WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN A Musical Play by Joseph Vass, directed by David Ellenstein, Musical Director Kevin Toney, Musical Arranger Joseph Vass. WORDS BY IRA GERSHWIN will preview on Wednesday, April 15; Thursday, April 16; and Friday, April 17 at 8:00pm. It will open on Saturday, April 18 at 8:00pm and continue through Sunday, May 17. (more...)

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

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

EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!EXCLUSIVE: Jason Robert Brown at Work on A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN Musical?!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2015

Jason Robert Brown revealed in concert on Friday night at SubCulture in New York City that he is at work on a new musical adaptation of the 1992 Tom Hanks film, A LEAGUE OF THEIR OWN. No word yet as to when we may hear the Tony Award-winner's score or who else is on the creative team. (more...)

Celebration Theatre to Present LIKE DROWNING, 3/17Celebration Theatre to Present LIKE DROWNING, 3/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

CELEBRATION THEATRE presents as part of its New Works Reading Series 'Like Drowning' on Tuesday, March 17 at 7:30pm at the West Hollywood City Chambers, 625 N. San Vicente Blvd. in West Hollywood. 'Like Drowning' takes place in an upper East Side Manhattan apartment, switching back and forth in time from the early 1990s to present day. The earlier scenes explore the relationship of Richard, a handsome, irresponsible actor in his 40s, and Rodney, a slightly older, attentive, well-off member of a theater's Board of Directors. In the present-day scenes, some 25 years later, an older version of Rodney brings an older version of Richard to his apartment to care for him as he faces his greatest personal challenge. (more...)

Soluna Studio to Present THE LAST 5 YEARS, 4/10-26Soluna Studio to Present THE LAST 5 YEARS, 4/10-26
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2015

SoLuna Studio will produce the musical THE LAST 5 YEARS as a part their professional mainstage season, with performances running April 10th-26th. (more...)

'SONGS OF OUR YOUTH' with Samantha Blaire Cutler & Sam Poon Set for Don't Tell Mama, 4/27'SONGS OF OUR YOUTH' with Samantha Blaire Cutler & Sam Poon Set for Don't Tell Mama, 4/27
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

On April 27, at 7:00 p.m., a cabaret performance entitled Songs of Our Youth: Samantha Blaire Cutler and Sam Poon, will be performed at Don't Tell Mama, 343 West 46th Street, New York, NY. The show will feature Sam Poon ( The King and I, Macbeth, Billy Elliot, Les Miserables) and Samantha Blaire Cutler ( Billy Elliot, Orange is the New Black, Sisters). Special guests joining Sam and Sam will be friends from stage and television and the Professional Performing Arts School including: Jibreel Mawry ( Motown the Musical), Brionna Trilling ( Billy Elliot), Ella Watts ( The Sound of Music Live), Saoirse Dempsey and Katya Urban. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Tour to Kick Off in Des Moines; First Round of Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Performing Arts Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. (more...)

Cast Set for Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere, Beginning Next MonthCast Set for Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere, Beginning Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is proud to announce the full cast for Simply Sondheim, the world premiere special event celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. (more...)

Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!Breaking News: THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY National Tour Will Launch from Iowa This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

The national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY, winner of the 2014 Tony Award® for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations, will launch in Des Moines, IA at the Des Moines Civic Center with performances beginning Saturday, November 28th and an official opening on Tuesday, December 1st. Based on one of the most romantic stories ever written, THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will travel to more than 15 cities in its first season, including Los Angeles, CA (Ahmanson Theatre); Washington, D.C. (The Kennedy Center); Dallas, TX(Music Hall at Fair Park); Pittsburgh, PA (Benedum Center); Minneapolis, MN (Orpheum Theatre); Las Vegas, NV (The Smith Center); Houston, TX (The Hobby Center); West Palm Beach, FL (Kravis Center); Fayetteville, AR (Walton Arts Center); and Dayton, OH (Schuster Center) with additional cities to be announced soon. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!STAGE TUBE: Missed it? Watch BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in Its Entirety!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continued its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY & SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. In case you missed the performance, BroadwayWorld brings you the whole video below! (more...)

Billy Porter Brings BROADWAY AND SOUL to LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER TonightBilly Porter Brings BROADWAY AND SOUL to LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with another concert from Lincoln Center's American Songbook series, featuring Billy Porter tonight, April 3, in BROADWAY AND SOUL. Tony Award-winning actress and singer Audra McDonald hosts the broadcast. (more...)

Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15Tony Award Winner Billy Porter to Appear at SOPAC, 6/15
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

Midtown Direct Rep (MDR), the ensemble-based theater company based in South Orange/Maplewood, NJ, announces A CONVERSATION WITH BILLY PORTER, on Monday, June 15, 2015 at 7:30 PM at the South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in a one-night-only benefit appearance hosted by NY1's Budd Mishkin. (more...)

BWW Interview: Carman Napier Talks Bringing EVITA Back to New York with the Gallery PlayersBWW Interview: Carman Napier Talks Bringing EVITA Back to New York with the Gallery Players
by Anna Bencivengo - Apr 25, 2015

Napier recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her history with EVITA, the pressures of playing an iconic role and historical figure, her favorite moments in the show, and much more. Check out the full interview below! (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...)

AUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGERAUDIO: Jason Robert Brown Sings from Billy Joel's THE STRANGER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

Composer Jason Robert Brown has built quite a catalog of his own songs, having written the music to such Broadway shows as Parade, Honeymoon in Vegas, The Bridges of Madison County, and many more, but now he is branching out into the works of the Piano Man himself. Brown recently released his own covers of songs from Billy Joel's 'The Stranger' album- check them out below! He writes on his official website: (more...)

University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer School Musical Theatre Class of 2015 Presents THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY at 54 Below, 5/12University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer School Musical Theatre Class of 2015 Presents THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY at 54 Below, 5/12
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The University of Oklahoma Weitzenhoffer School of Musical Theatre Class of 2015 in a concert version of Bartram and Hill's THE THEORY OF RELATIVITY on May 12, 2015. (more...)

Tom Kitt, Kyle Dean Massey and Lindsay Mendez Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture TonightTom Kitt, Kyle Dean Massey and Lindsay Mendez Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

This performance will feature Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then), Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Wicked, Next to Normal), and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) tonight, April 20, 2015 at 10 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look - PBS's BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL Preview Clips!VIDEO: First Look - PBS's BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL Preview Clips!
by TV News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

On Friday, April 3rd, PBS's Live From Lincoln Center will present BILLY PORTER: BROADWAY & SOUL in which the versatile Tony Award winner proves why he's one of Broadway's best-loved performers. (more...)

Australian Stage Star Patrice Tipoki to Release Debut Album in MayAustralian Stage Star Patrice Tipoki to Release Debut Album in May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

One of Australia's emerging leading ladies and star of stage, Patrice Tipoki, has announced the release of her debut album A Musical Heart on Friday 1 May, celebrating Patrice's journey across a broad range of musical genres. (more...)

Tom Kitt, Kyle Dean Massey and Lindsay Mendez to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture This MonthTom Kitt, Kyle Dean Massey and Lindsay Mendez to Join Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture This Month
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

A new concert series curated by the renowned Tony Award-winning composer, lyricist, conductor, and director, Jason Robert Brown. Each unique performance will incorporate an eclectic mix of material, featuring music from throughout his acclaimed career, along with new works in development. This performance will feature Tom Kitt (Next to Normal, If/Then), Kyle Dean Massey (Pippin, Wicked, Next to Normal), and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) on April 20, 2015 at 10 PM. (more...)

Billy Porter Talks DREAMGIRLS & Looks Ahead To LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER ConcertBilly Porter Talks DREAMGIRLS & Looks Ahead To LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 1, 2015

Billy Porter looks back and looks forward! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Preview Billy Porter's BROADWAY AND SOUL Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!STAGE TUBE: Preview Billy Porter's BROADWAY AND SOUL Concert; Airs Friday on PBS!
by Stage Tube - Apr 1, 2015

Live From Lincoln Center - the pioneering, award-winning performing arts series - continues its 40th anniversary season with 'Billy Porter: Broadway and Soul' Friday, April 3, 2015. (more...)

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