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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheim’s haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-century” by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, “Sweeney Todd” has a great sense of fun, mixing intense drama with howlingly funny moments of dark humor. You will find yourself laughing hysterically one moment and gasping in surprise the next.


Melinda Gilb and Steve Gunderson to Host THE MELINDA & STEVE SHOW, 2/02Melinda Gilb and Steve Gunderson to Host THE MELINDA & STEVE SHOW, 2/02
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

Martinis Above Fourth Table + Stage and Sher Krieger Events in San Diego present local favorite performers Melinda Gilb and Steve Gunderson in The Melinda & Steve Show on Monday, February 2. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable SongsBWW Feature: Sondheim's Most Hummable Songs
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 25, 2015

After seeing the new INTO THE WOODS movie twice over the holidays, I posted on Twitter about how two of the songs had stuck with me. After a tweet conversation, my BWW colleague Jeff Walker and I decided to put our heads together to try and come up with a list of Sondheim's most hummable tunes. Despite not discussing it beforehand, Jeff ended up picking songs from the 1960s and 70s, and I filled in the gaps with numbers from the 80s and 90s. (more...)

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Announces Creative Teams for 2015 SeasonFinger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2015 season will feature a slate of top-notch directors, choreographers, musical directors and designers. The flagship theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, will house West Side Story, The Light in the Piazza (Regional Premiere), Saturday Night Fever (US Regional Premiere), Sweeney Todd, the all new The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding, and the first ever holiday show at the Playhouse -- Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. The season also brings the hilarious comedy, Late Nite Catechism, downtown to Auburn Public Theater. And for the fourth consecutive year, the new-works series, The PiTCH, returns with new writing teams from all over the country presenting their new musicals in development. The PiTCH will run from June 11 - August 1. (more...)

Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25Alexander Gemignani Rejoins the Cast of Broadway's CHICAGO as Billy Flynn, 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

On Sunday, January 25, Broadway's hit musical CHICAGO welcomes Drama Desk Award nominee Alexander Gemignani in a limited return engagement as Billy Flynn through Friday, March 13. (more...)

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, AprilJohn Goodman and Tom Sturridge Join UK's AMERICAN BUFFALO at Wyndham, April
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

John Goodman and Tom Sturridge will join Damian Lewis in the major new revival of David Mamet's gripping 1975 playAmerican Buffalo. Directed by Daniel Evans, American Buffalo will play at Wyndham's Theatre for a strictly limited run from16 April - 27 June 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSYPhoto Flash: Lara Pulver and Peter Davison Join West End's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Joining Imelda Staunton, who stars as the indomitable Momma Rose in the West End transfer of Jonathan Kent's production of Gypsy, are Lara Pulver who will reprise the role of Louise and Peter Davison who joins the cast to play Herbie. Final casting for this five star Chichester Festival Theatre production will be announced shortly. Take a look at photos of the three leads below! (more...)

Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening TonightRon Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber Star in George Street's THE WHIPPING MAN, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Whipping Man by Matthew Lopez opens tonight, January 23, 2015 at George Street Playhouse. The production runs through February 15, 2015 Directed by Seret Scott, the cast features Ron Canada, Luke Forbes and Adam Gerber. (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...)

BEAUTIFUL, GRAND BUDAPEST, TRUE DETECTIVE Among Artios Award Winners; Full ListBEAUTIFUL, GRAND BUDAPEST, TRUE DETECTIVE Among Artios Award Winners; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has named the winners for the 30th Annual Artios Awards, which took place tonight in both Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and in New York at 42WEST (formerly XL Nightclub), Cabaret & Lounge. (more...)

Broadway's BEAUTIFUL, ALL THE WAY, FROZEN & More Take Home Artios Awards; All the Winners!Broadway's BEAUTIFUL, ALL THE WAY, FROZEN & More Take Home Artios Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has named the winners for the 30th Annual Artios Awards, which took place tonight in both Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and in New York at 42WEST (formerly XL Nightclub), Cabaret & Lounge. Performers Patton Oswalt and Michael Urie hosted in Los Angeles and New York, respectively. This is the first year that the Artios Awards was moved to January to take place during the height of awards season. (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...)

Liberty Buckland & Alex Spinney to Lead World Premiere of YARICO at London Theatre WorkshopLiberty Buckland & Alex Spinney to Lead World Premiere of YARICO at London Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

?Final casting and the full creative team is announced today for the world premiere of Yarico, a powerful, epic musical about forbidden love, betrayal and redemption, based on a true story that fired the world's imagination and contributed to the social movement against the slave trade. (more...)

MISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada & Rachelle Ann Go to Perform at 15th Annual WHATSONSTAGE AwardsMISS SAIGON's Eva Noblezada & Rachelle Ann Go to Perform at 15th Annual WHATSONSTAGE Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

WhatsOnStage today announce that Miss Saigon's Eva Noblezada and Rachelle Ann Go will perform The Movie In My Mind at the 15th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards at the Prince of Wales Theatre on 15 February 2015. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Elaine Paige Teases Big, Upcoming NewsTwitter Watch: Elaine Paige Teases Big, Upcoming News
by BWW Staff - Jan 22, 2015

On Twitter, Elaine Paige has been teasing some exciting news all week @elaine_paige. What do you this Elaine is up to? (more...)

Mark Ronson's Tracks from MORTDECAI Soundtrack ReleasedMark Ronson's Tracks from MORTDECAI Soundtrack Released
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

EW has debuted two track from the upcoming film MORTDECHAI starring Johhny Depp. Titled 'Johanna' and 'The Auction,' the pair were written by Mark Ronson and Geoff Zanelli. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Accept Arden Theatre Company's First-Ever Master Storyteller Award This SummerStephen Sondheim to Accept Arden Theatre Company's First-Ever Master Storyteller Award This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as the first recipient of the new Master Storyteller Award. Sondheim will be present to accept the award at a ticketed award ceremony and concert, on Monday, June 1st, at a fundraising event that benefits the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. (more...)

Regresan a Madrid los Cursos de Sondheim y Repertorio de MusicalesRegresan a Madrid los Cursos de Sondheim y Repertorio de Musicales
by Jerónimo Carmona - Jan 21, 2015

Ya han pasado cuatro años desde que los cursos de Mariano Detry (Les Miserables, Nine, Cats, Rent...) comenzaron a hacerse conocidos entre los estudiantes que aspiraban a formarse con grandes profesionales del género. Desde entonces, han pasado por ciudades como Madrid, Barcelona, Málaga, Sevilla y Valencia con la idea de potenciar los recursos de los actores y actrices de teatro musical. Los cursos de este año, dedicados , darán comienzo en el mes de febrero. (more...)

Angela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This SpringAngela Lansbury Stars in BLITHE SPIRIT, Coming to D.C.'s National Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Following the internationally acclaimed production with sold-out engagements on Broadway and London's West End, television legend, Oscar recipient and five-time Tony Award-winner Angela Lansburyreturns to the stage in an exciting North American tour of Noel Coward's smash-hit comedic play, BLITHE SPIRIT. The tour makes its Washington premiere Tuesday, March 17 through Sunday, March 29 at the National Theatre, where Ms. Lansbury made her first pre-Broadway stage debut nearly 58 years ago to the day in Hotel Paradiso. (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...)

Patti LuPone to Perform FAR AWAY PLACES at Davies Symphony Hall, 2/23Patti LuPone to Perform FAR AWAY PLACES at Davies Symphony Hall, 2/23
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

SAN FRANCISCO, January 20 - 2-time Tony and 2-time Grammy Award-winning vocalist Patti LuPone brings her new concert Far Away Places to San Francisco on Monday, February 23 at Davies Symphony Hall. Joined by her five-piece band, LuPone's performance features renditions of songs by an eclectic list of songwriters including Stephen Sondheim, Cole Porter, Willie Nelson, Kurt Weill, Edith Piaf, Frederick Hollander, and the Bee Gees. The original live show of Far Away Places opened the Manhattan music venue 54 Below in 2012, a live recording of which was released in 2013. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Emily Trainor of WEST SIDE STORY at Matthews PlayhouseBWW Interviews: Emily Trainor of WEST SIDE STORY at Matthews Playhouse
by Vickie Evans - Jan 19, 2015

Matthews Playhouse's School of Theatre, presents West Side Story, the American musical inspired by William Shakespeare, with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim. This action-packed musical depicts the rivalry between to teen street gangs, The Jets and the Sharks of two different ethnic backgrounds. Emily Trainor, a high school senior at Providence High School and student of the School of Theatre portrays the role of Anita, the sexy, sassy sister of Bernardo, the leader of the Sharks. The young protagonist, Tony, a member of The Jets, falls in love with Maria, the sister of the leader of the Sharks (Bernardo). Anita and Maria are friends that work at a bridal shop together. The conflict and prejudices that arise as a result of this "forbidden" love affair is explosive, entertaining, and captivating. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Curve's SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, Opens March!Full Cast Announced For Curve's SECRET DIARY OF ADRIAN MOLE, Opens March!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Curve today announces the full cast for the world premiere of Sue Townsend's The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole Aged 13¾ - The Musical. The cast includes Rosemary Ashe (Grandma), Cameron Blakely (Mr Lucas), Amy Booth-Steel (Miss Elf/Doreen Slater/Mrs Lucas), Neil Ditt (George Mole),Kirsty Hoiles (Pauline Mole) and Neil Salvage (Bert Baxter). (more...)

Rubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Announces Director and Full CastRubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Announces Director and Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

December 18, 2014 (Ventura, CA) - Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura has just announced the director and cast for the company's mainstage production of The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's emotionally powerful, intimate pop musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love and try to hold on to each other when life leads them in opposite directions. Rubicon's production will be helmed by Rubicon Resident Artist Stephanie A. Coltrin, who won an Ovation Award for Miss Saigon in L.A. The role of up-and-coming novelist Jamie Wellerstein will be played by Louis Pardo, whose credits include the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley and work with South Coast Rep, San Diego Rep, and Musical Theatre Guild. Ashley Fox Linton stars opposite Pardo as Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring young actress. Fox Linton's credits include Glinda in the Broadway National Tour of Wicked and Cosette in Les Miserables. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Frankie J. Grande & More Set for 54 Below This WeekChristine Ebersole, Frankie J. Grande & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 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...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for January 19-25, Featuring Frankie J. Grande, Christine Ebersole, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for January 19-25, Featuring Frankie J. Grande, Christine Ebersole, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 18, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Scott Alan and Friends; Livin' La Vida Grande; Christine Ebersole in Big Noise from Winnetka; Mitchell Jarvis in Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living Everywhere; and The Songs of F. Michael Haynie. (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...)

Ann Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 BelowAnn Morrison, Pamela Myers and Chip Zien Set for SONDHEIM ORIGINALS: OLD FRIENDS This Weekend at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway favorites Ann Morrison ('Merrily We Roll Along'), Pamela Myers ('Company') & Chip Zien ('Into The Woods') in 'SONDHEIM ORIGINALS - OLD FRIENDS' this weekend, January 16 & 17, 2015. (more...)

THE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West EndTHE RULING CLASS Revival, Starring James McAvoy, Begins Previews in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Ron Cook (Mr Selfridge, Henry V, King Lear, Hot Fuzz) as Sir Charles Gurney, Kathryn Drysdale (Suspects, Love's Labour's Lost, Tripping Over, Two Pints of Lager and a Packet of Crisps) as Grace Shelley, Joshua McGuire (Privacy, Posh, About Time, Mr Turner) as Dinsdale Gurney and Anthony O'Donnell (The Captain of Kopenick, Skyfall, Matchpoint) as Daniel Tucker, join BAFTA winning James McAvoy, as Jack, the 14th Earl of Gurney, in the first West End revival of Peter Barnes' satirical comedy, The Ruling Class, directed by Jamie Lloyd, Artistic Director of Trafalgar Transformed. (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 Songs of F. Michael Haynie Set for Late Night at 54 BelowThe Songs of F. Michael Haynie Set for Late Night at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: January 10-16
by Louisa Brady - Jan 16, 2015

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of new cast members of YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU and IT'S ONLY A PLAY, Cheyenne Jackson at Cafe Carlyle, opening nights of CONSTELLATIONS and HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, and more! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Orlando Winners Announced - Phillip Nolen, Candy Heller, Michael Hunsaker & More!2014 BroadwayWorld Orlando Winners Announced - Phillip Nolen, Candy Heller, Michael Hunsaker & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 16, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 Orlando winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Presents a TRIBUTE TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS FOR MUSIC, 2/6The Cleveland Pops Orchestra Presents a TRIBUTE TO THE ACADEMY AWARDS FOR MUSIC, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow will salute the Academy Awards for Music at Severance Hall on Friday February 6, 2015. The first half of the two-hour concert starts at 8:00 p.m. and will feature musical selections representing each of the eight decades in which songs and original scores for movies have been recognized by the Academy. The audience will experience, in order of decade, music from The Wizard of Oz (30's), Sea Hawk (40's), Ben Hur (50's) The Graduate (60's), The Godfather (70's), Amadeus (80's), Titanc (90's), and Lord of the Rings (00's). The second hour of the evening will feature a wide selection of songs and scores that were in contention for, but did not win the coveted golden statue - including Chicago, Mamma Mia, Jersey Boys, Les Miserables, West Side Story, West Side Story, My Fair Lady, Mary Poppins, and more. (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...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next MonthAmas Musical Theatre to Stage Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre (Donna Trinkoff, Artistic Producer) and The Amas Musical Theatre Lab will present staged readings for the New York premiere of I Am, I Will, I Do, a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Dan Manjovi. Directed byChristopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held on Monday, February 9th at 6pm and Tuesday, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Winners Announced - Lee Slobotkin, Kathy Fitzgerald, David Blazer & More!2014 BroadwayWorld San Antonio Winners Announced - Lee Slobotkin, Kathy Fitzgerald, David Blazer & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 San Antonio winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Winners Announced - John Rubinstein, Melissa Giattino, Emma Hunton & More!2014 BroadwayWorld San Francisco Winners Announced - John Rubinstein, Melissa Giattino, Emma Hunton & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2015

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 60 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2014 San Francisco winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

The Cleveland POPS to Salute Academy Awards for Music in Feb 6 ConcertThe Cleveland POPS to Salute Academy Awards for Music in Feb 6 Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Cleveland POPS Orchestra with conductor Carl Topilow will salute the Academy Awards for Music at Severance Hall on Friday, February 6, 2015. (more...)

Patti LuPone & More Set for New BRETT GELMAN Special on Adult Swim, 2/13Patti LuPone & More Set for New BRETT GELMAN Special on Adult Swim, 2/13
by TV News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Join Brett Gelman (Dinner With Friends With Brett Gelman and Friends) for his new special Dinner With Family With Brett Gelman And Brett Gelman's Family. (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...)

The Skivvies to Make Philadelphia Debut in SEI Innovation Studio, 2/12-14The Skivvies to Make Philadelphia Debut in SEI Innovation Studio, 2/12-14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Valentine's weekend just took on new meaning with The Skivvies making their Philadelphia debut in SEI Innovation Studio as part of Kimmel Center Presents program offerings, Thursday, February 12, Friday February 13 and Saturday, February 14 at 8 p.m. The Skivvies features the mastermind talents of two Broadway performers-Lauren Molina and Nick Cearly-who, as a "musically thrilling" undie-rock, comedy-pop duo, don't just strip down their musical arrangements, they literally strip down to their underwear to perform. (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...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre presents The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Benanti, Lena Hall & More Join The Skivvies at 42WestPhoto Flash: Laura Benanti, Lena Hall & More Join The Skivvies at 42West
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

The undie-rock comedy-pop duo of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley just made their 42West debut in THE SKIVVIES...GOLD AS ICE. The show featured an all-star line up of guest artists from the worlds of Broadway, Television and Film, including TONY Award winners Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) and Laura Benanti (Gypsy, The Sound of Music, Nine), and Colin Donnell (Arrow, The Affair), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu), Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde),Erik Altemus (Pippin), Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and many more. Check out photos from the event below! (more...)

Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15Tenor Russell Thomas to Replace Brandon Jovanovich in NY Phil's Verdi Requiem, Conducted by Alan Gilbert, 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Tenor Russell Thomas will replace Brandon Jovanovich, who has withdrawn due to illness, in the New York Philharmonic performances of the Verdi Requiem, conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert. The performances will also feature soprano Angela Meade (in her Philharmonic debut), mezzo-soprano Lilli Paasikivi, bass-baritone Eric Owens, and the New York Choral Artists, directed by Joseph Flummerfelt, Thursday, January 15, 2015, at 7:30 p.m.; Friday, January 16 at 7:30 p.m.; and Saturday, January 17 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Lena Hall, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess & More Sing with The SkivviesSTAGE TUBE: Lena Hall, Laura Benanti, Sierra Boggess & More Sing with The Skivvies
by Stage Tube - Jan 13, 2015

Jacob Langfelder presents THE SKIVVIES...GOLD AS ICE. The undie-rock comedy-pop duo of Lauren Molina and Nick Cearley just made their 42West debut in THE SKIVVIES...GOLD AS ICE. The show featured an all-star line up of guest artists from the worlds of Broadway, Television and Film, including TONY Award winners Lena Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, Kinky Boots) and Laura Benanti (Gypsy, The Sound of Music, Nine) and Colin Donnell (Arrow, The Affair), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones, Xanadu), Sierra Boggess (Phantom of the Opera, The Little Mermaid), Autumn Hurlbert (Legally Blonde),Erik Altemus (Pippin), Betsy Wolfe (Bullets Over Broadway, The Mystery of Edwin Drood) and many more. Check out highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Vancouver Opera to Host OPERA'S GREATEST HITS AND MORE! Concert, 1/24Vancouver Opera to Host OPERA'S GREATEST HITS AND MORE! Concert, 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Vancouver, BC ~ Following the success of last year's 'Opera's Greatest Hits - and More!' concert at the Surrey Arts Centre, Vancouver Opera again brings the best of opera hits and Broadway tunes to Surrey. The affordable, family-friendly concert will be performed by this year's participants in VO's acclaimed Yulanda M. Faris Young Artists program, a springboard for artists on the verge of launching international careers. (more...)

Barrington Stage Company Sets Cast for 10X10 New Play Festival, Running 2/12-3/1Barrington Stage Company Sets Cast for 10X10 New Play Festival, Running 2/12-3/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has announced casting for the 10-minute plays for the 4th Annual 10X10 New Play Festival, with performances February 12 through March 1, as part of the 2015 10X10 Upstreet Arts Festival. (more...)

Lincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five BoroughsLincoln Center Local Series, With FELA, Kristin Chenoweth, SWEENEY TODD and More, to Expand to All Five Boroughs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Lincoln Center is expanding its Lincoln Center Local series, offering free screenings of world-class performances to library branches around New York City's five boroughs. The Lincoln Cente­­r Local: Free Screenings series, running from January to June 2015, is part of a pilot program run by Lincoln Center Education, and expands upon last year's Lincoln Center Local HD series. (more...)

Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

This exciting new staging will star the radiant Laura Griffith as Julie and 5th Avenue favorite Brandon O'Neill as Billy in his first Seattle production following his Broadway debut in Disney's Aladdin. The cast also includes local luminaries Anne Allgood, Eric Ankrim, Allen Fitzpatrick, Sean G. Griffin, Cynthia Jones, and Billie Wildrick, and marks The 5th Avenue debut of rising talent Joshua Downs. (more...)

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