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Based on a version of Sweeney Todd by Christopher Bond

Stephen Sondheimís haunting musical thriller has been hailed "the greatest musical of the past half-centuryĒ by the Wall Street Journal. Sophisticated and uncompromising, ďSweeney ToddĒ 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.


PRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This WeekPRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of Prince of Broadway will begin rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 in New York City.  (more...)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James R. Cassidy close the Symphony's 20th anniversary Summer Series in Devou Park, Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a free program dubbed "The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber." Composers Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber (who coincidently have the same birthday - March 22) ruled the boards on Broadway and the West End for most of the 1970s-80s compiling hit song after hit song in a string of award winning musicals. Home-grown bonafide Broadway stars Pamela Myers and Jessica Hendy will be featured, singing the hit tunes of these living legends. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

BWW Interview: Rockin' SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE with TheatreWorks Florida's Scott A. Cook 8/27BWW Interview: Rockin' SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE with TheatreWorks Florida's Scott A. Cook 8/27
by Kimberly Moy - Aug 28, 2015

TheatreWorks Florida is known throughout the Orlando theater scene for putting on hit productions like Legally Blonde in 2012, Sweeney Todd in 2014, and Nunsense in 2013. If you've seen any of those shows you know that the quality of theater is best in the business. This year, TheatreWorks Florida was awarded grants from the National Endowment for the Arts and United Arts of Central Florida. These grants will support their community outreach program TheatreCares, which brings full-quality productions to education locations that may not otherwise be able to experience live theater. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanJason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway DebutVIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Misty Copeland Shares Behind-the-Scenes Look at Broadway Debut
by Stage Tube - Aug 27, 2015

Copeland launched her own YouTube channel called 'Misty on YouTube'and gives viewers a behind-the-scenes look as she prepares for her Broadway debut. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron - A Career in Pictures
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Craig Zadan and Neil Meron are two of the most renowned producers working in the industry today. They are best known for their work on the past three Academy Awards ceremonies, The Sound of Music Live!, Peter Pan Live! and Smash. Their Broadway credits include Promises, Promises and How to Succeed in Buisness Without Really Trying. Film credits include Hairspray, Chicago, A Raisin in the Sun and Footloose. Upcoming projects include The Wiz Live!, the movie adaptation of Pippin and much more. (more...)

San Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident ConductorSan Francisco Opera Names Jordi Bernacer New Resident Conductor
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

San Francisco Opera Music Director Nicola Luisotti today announced that Company Resident Conductor Giuseppe Finzi has stepped down in order to accept a growing demand of international conducting assignments that conflict with his position in San Francisco. The Italian-born Finzi made his debut at the War Memorial Opera House in 2009 and has conducted numerous operas over the past six seasons including Puccini's La Bohème last November, Rossini's Il Barbiere di Siviglia, Puccini's Turandot, Verdi's Aida and La Traviata and family performances of Donizetti's L'Elisir d'Amore. (more...)

Photo Flash: OCTOBER SKY Celebrates Opening Night at The MarriottPhoto Flash: OCTOBER SKY Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, running through October 11. The show opened on August 26, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Washington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera InitiativeWashington National Opera Announces Full Schedule for American Opera Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

WASHINGTON)¬óWashington National Opera (WNO) today announced details for the fourth season of the American Opera Initiative, its comprehensive commissioning program that brings contemporary American stories to the stage while fostering the talents of rising American composers and librettists. Three pairings of new opera composers and librettists¬óChristopher Weiss and John de los Santos, David Clay Mettens and Joshua McGuire, and Sarah Hutchings and Mark Sonnenblick¬ówill premiere new one-act operas, each based on a contemporary American story, in a semi-staged concert performance on December 2, 2015 in the Kennedy Center Terrace Theater. Composer Luna Pearl Woolf and librettist Caitlin Vincent, an alumnus of the program's second season, will present their new hour-long work Better Gods¬óbased on the life of Queen Lili'uokalani, the last monarch of Hawaii¬óon January 8 and 9, 2016 in the Terrace Theater. (more...)

BWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in PicturesBWW Exclusive Interview: Producers Craig Zadan and Neil Meron Discuss BOMBSHELL, THE WIZ, Returning to Broadway and More; Plus a Career in Pictures
by Richard Ridge - Aug 27, 2015

Earlier this month, BroadwayWorld.com sat down with the very busy dynamic duo of Craig Zadan and Neil Meron to discuss... well, everything. (more...)

Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7Alan Gilbert & NY Philharmonic Set for Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, 10/7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in Carnegie Hall's Opening Night Gala Concert, launching the Hall's 125th anniversary season. The program will feature the World Premiere of Magnus Lindberg's Vivo, a Carnegie Hall co-commission; Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No.1, with Evgeny Kissin as soloist; and Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe? Suite No. 2, and takes place Wednesday, October 7, 2015, at 7:00 p.m. WQXR, New York's classical music radio station, will broadcast and stream the concert live on air at 105.9 FM and online at www.wqxr.org, hosted by WQXR's Jeff Spurgeon. (more...)

THE REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF EDINA Set for New Century TheatreTHE REALISH HOUSEWIVES OF EDINA Set for New Century Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the full cast The Realish Housewives of Edina: A Parody. The brand new comedy, filled with heavy doses of brawls, booze and botox, is coming to the Trust's New Century Theatre September 24-November 15 with oodles of hometown reality in this totally original-and outlandish-parody performance. Tickets are on sale now. To purchase and for more information, call 612.455.9501, visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org, or buy in person (no service fees) at the New Century Theatre (615 Hennepin Ave., street level, City Center) in downtown Minneapolis. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with the classic romantic comedy Bus Stop by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, running September 29-October 18.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Broadway veteran Mark Jacoby joined by Mike Boland, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara McCullough, Bruce Sabath, David Sitler, Grant Struble, and Jessica Wagner. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from OCTOBER SKY, Opening Tonight at The MarriottSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from OCTOBER SKY, Opening Tonight at The Marriott
by Stage Tube - Aug 26, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, opening tonight, August 26, and running through October 11. Written by Aaron Thielen, with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, OCTOBER SKY is directed by Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Music Direction is by Ryan T. Nelson. Presented in association with Universal Stage Productions (Billy Elliott, Wicked, Bring It On), and from the writing team that brought audiences HERO (Jeff Award, Best New Work, 2012), OCTOBER SKY is based on the beloved Universal Picturesfilm OCTOBER SKY and the bestselling novel Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. BroadwayWorld has a first look at footage from the show below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 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. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

Ballet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN TonightBallet It Girl Misty Copeland Dances Into Broadway's ON THE TOWN Tonight
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Beginning tonight, August 25, American Ballet Theatre principal dancer Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsal of OCTOBER SKY, Starring Nate Lewellyn at The MarriottSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsal of OCTOBER SKY, Starring Nate Lewellyn at The Marriott
by Stage Tube - Aug 25, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, now playing through October 11. Written by Aaron Thielen, with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, OCTOBER SKY is directed by Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Music Direction is by Ryan T. Nelson. Presented in association with Universal Stage Productions (Billy Elliott, Wicked, Bring It On), and from the writing team that brought audiences HERO (Jeff Award, Best New Work, 2012), OCTOBER SKY is based on the beloved Universal Pictures film OCTOBER SKY and the bestselling novel Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Jonathan Church to Take Over as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre CompanyJonathan Church to Take Over as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

As announced earlier in the year, Andrew Upton's tenure as Artistic Director draws to a close at the end of 2015.  (more...)

Carnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This OctoberCarnegie Hall to Launch 2015-16 125th Anniversary Season This October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Carnegie Hall opens its 2015-2016 125th anniversary season on Wednesday, October 7 at 7:00 p.m. with the New York Philharmonic conducted by Music Director Alan Gilbert, performing the world premiere of Vivo by Magnus Lindberg, co-commissioned by Carnegie Hall, Ravel's Daphnis et Chloe Suite No. 2, and Tchaikovsky's Piano Concerto No. 1 with Evgeny Kissin. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway DebutSTAGE TUBE: MISTY ON THE TOWN, Episode 1, Offers An Inside Look At Misty Copeland's Broadway Debut
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Misty Copeland never intended to work on Broadway, but now that she's here she's chronicling every graceful step in a video series, MISTY ON THE TOWN. (more...)

Cast of The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Taps Broadway Faves in Dancing Challenge for BCEFACast of The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Taps Broadway Faves in Dancing Challenge for BCEFA
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 25, 2015

The cast of The CW's new musical comedy series, Rachel Bloom, Broadway alum Donna Lynne Champlin (BILLY ELLIOT, Sweeney Todd), Vincent Rodriguez III (HERE LIES LOVE, ANYTHING GOES National Tour) and Pete Gardner launched a Tap Dance Challenge last Friday to benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids. Before busting out into an impressive routine, the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND cast 'tapped' Broadway favorites, THE FLASH's Jesse L. Martin, MODERN FAMILY's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, SUPERGIRL's Jeremy Jordan, NCIS:LA's Barret Foa (SPELLING BEE, Off-Broadway's GODSPELL) and MADAM SECRETARY's Bebe Neuwirth. (more...)

Jonathan Church Named Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre CompanyJonathan Church Named Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Jonathan Church will succeed Andrew Upton as Artistic Director of Sydney Theatre Company (STC), it was announced today, 25 August 2015. The British artist has been Artistic Director of Chichester Festival Theatre since 2006 and is credited with completely transforming the much-loved UK institution. (more...)

ARCTIC REQUIEM: THE STORY OF LUKE COLE AND KIVALINA to Play Z Below Theater, 10/23-11/15ARCTIC REQUIEM: THE STORY OF LUKE COLE AND KIVALINA to Play Z Below Theater, 10/23-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

BootStrap Theater Foundation is pleased to announce the world premiere of 'Arctic Requiem: The Story of Luke Cole and Kivalina' created by Sharmon J. Hilfinger and Joan McMillen, directed by Tracy Ward. This multifaceted theatrical production will run October 23 - November 15 at San Francisco's Z Below Theater 450 Florida Street with an Opening Night on Sunday, October 25, 5 p.m. (more...)

PHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist BarriersPHOTO FLASHBACK: Sono Osato, ON THE TOWN's Original Ivy Smith, Breaking Racist Barriers
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2015

Why Broadway's original Miss Turnstiles' father could not attend her 1944 opening night. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at World Premiere of OCTOBER SKY, Starring Nate Lewellyn at The MarriottPhoto Flash: First Look at World Premiere of OCTOBER SKY, Starring Nate Lewellyn at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, currently in previews and opening August 26 for a run through October 11. Written by Aaron Thielen, with music and lyrics by Michael Mahler, OCTOBER SKY is directed by Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

George Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This FallGeorge Wendt and Tim Kazurinsky to Star in FUNNYMAN Premiere at Northlight This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Northlight Theatre, under the direction of Artistic Director BJ Jones and Executive Director Timothy J. Evans, presents the World Premiere of Bruce Graham's FUNNYMAN, kicking off Northlight's 41st Season.  (more...)

A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM to Kick Off Season 16 at Stoneham TheatreA FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM to Kick Off Season 16 at Stoneham Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

Stoneham Theatre opens Season 16 with Stephen Sondheim's riotously funny Broadway musical hit A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Performances run from September 10 - October 4, 2015. (more...)

Lincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway TonightLincoln Center Theater's SHOWS FOR DAYS, Starring Patti LuPone and Michael Urie Closes Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, Michael Urie, Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters in Shows For Days, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, directed by Jerry Zaks. The production opened, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street), and it closes tonight, August 23. (more...)

BWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal ShowtunesBWW Feature: Escape the Dog Days of Summer w/ Our Favorite Animal Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 23, 2015

While August is quickly winding down, much of the country is still engulfed in an oppressive summer heat. Whether or not it's global warming (it's global warming), there is no escaping the Dog Days of Summer. So, for our monthly feature, Jeff Walker and I made the only tangentially related leap to take a look at our favorite showtunes about animals, dogs or otherwise. Take a look at what we came up with, and share yours in the comments below. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels TheatreSan Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the third production of their 2015 season, La Cage Aux Folles, September 25 - October 11, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, September 26), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/22 Part 2- PIPPIN Tour, Plus DOGFIGHT, THE PRODUCERS, and MorePhoto Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics, 8/22 Part 2- PIPPIN Tour, Plus DOGFIGHT, THE PRODUCERS, and More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our August 22 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His BirthdaySTAGE TUBE: ON THE TOWN Cast Members Tribute Gene Kelly With Special Performance for His Birthday
by Stage Tube - Aug 23, 2015

In honor of Gene Kelly's 103rd Birthday, ON THE TOWN cast members Eloise Kropp and Cory Lingner have recreated the song and dance number 'Main Street' from the film version of ON THE TOWN. Check out the performance below! (more...)

Matt Shingledecker and Brian Charles Johnson Set for Reading, THE UNPREDICTABLE TIMESMatt Shingledecker and Brian Charles Johnson Set for Reading, THE UNPREDICTABLE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Matt Shingledecker (Currently playing Fiyero in Wicked, West Side Story, Spring Awakening) and Brian Charles Johnson (OBC of Spring Awakening and American Idiot) will star in the upcoming reading of Kevin Ray Johnson's (The Love Note Off Broadway) 'The Unpredictable Times' on Sunday August 30th, 7:30 pm at Shetler Studios Penthouse 1. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!BWW TV: Get a First Look at Dance Icon Misty Copeland Performing ON THE TOWN's Miss Turnstiles Ballet!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 21, 2015

Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' in the Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN, continuing in the role through the end of the musical's run on September 6. BroadwayWorld has a first look at Copeland performing the Miss Turnstiles ballet sequence - watch her run the gamut of styles (to perfection) in the number below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Red Blanket's ASSASSINS at The Pico PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at Red Blanket's ASSASSINS at The Pico Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Red Blanket Productions presents the multi-Tony Award-winning musical ASSASSINS with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, book by John Weidman based on an idea by Charles Gilbert, Jr. directed by Dan Fishbach, music direction by Anthony Lucca, and choreography by Lili Fuller. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

A STEADY RAIN to Play the Old Fitz, Sept 22 - Oct 17A STEADY RAIN to Play the Old Fitz, Sept 22 - Oct 17
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

A dark duologue filled with sharp storytelling and biting repartee, A STEADY RAIN explores the complexities of a lifelong bond tainted by domestic affairs, violence, and the rough streets of Chicago. (more...)

Stuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This WeekendStuart Ambrose and Teri Bibb to Lead Rubicon Theatre's Concert Reading of THE SECRET GARDEN This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Rubicon's Broadway Musical Concert Series continues with three performances of a concert reading of THE SECRET GARDEN (based on the novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett with Lyrics by Marsha Norman and Music by Lucy Simon. (more...)


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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Jack Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

TV favourite Su Pollard, joined by Marianne Benedict (Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Wizard of OZ and We Will Rock You) and Grant McConvey (Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year) just started rehearsing for the 2015 London revival of SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, opening Friday 11 September and playing through 26 September 2015 at the Jack Studio Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at rehearsals! (more...)

Well-Strung to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This FallWell-Strung to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

The all-male string quartet Well-Strung has been receiving rave reviews all over the world - from the House of Blues in New Orleans to the Leicester Square Theatre in London - and now they return to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Sunday, October 4 at 7 p.m. for one performance only to celebrate the release of their new CD, 'POPssical' (available October 2015). (more...)

Alan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform BrahmsAlan Gilbert to Lead Marc Neikrug World Premiere; Emanuel Ax to Perform Brahms
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Music Director Alan Gilbert will conduct the New York Philharmonic in the World Premiere- Philharmonic Commission of Marc Neikrug's Canta-Concerto, featuring mezzo-soprano Sasha Cooke; Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist; and Brahms's Tragic Overture. The performances take place Thursday, October 1, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. and Saturday, October 3, at 8:00 p.m. Alan Gilbert and the Philharmonic will also perform Brahms's Piano Concerto No. 2, with Emanuel Ax as soloist, on a program that includes Beethoven's Symphony No. 7, on September 30, 2015, at 7:30 p.m., as well as at Long Island University's Tilles Center for the Performing Arts in Brookville, New York, on October 2, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!Rob McClure and More to Star in Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS Premiere at Cleveland Play House; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

CPH's historic 100th Season will open on an operatic note, with the world premiere of Ken Ludwig's A COMEDY OF TENORS. BroadwayWorld has just confirmed the full cast -- featuring several Broadway vets. Scroll down for the complete list of stars! (more...)

Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie BricusseDave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Final casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

BWW Review: APT's Sensational SEASCAPE Signals Life's EvolutionBWW Review: APT's Sensational SEASCAPE Signals Life's Evolution
by Peggy Sue Dunigan - Aug 19, 2015

In the intimate American Players Theatre's (APT) Touchstone Amphitheater, Edward Albee's 1975 Pulitzer Prize winning play Seascape premiered on Saturday afternoon---perhaps with greater resonance in this century than when originally produced.. Director Laura Gordon returns to the drams after directing Milwaukee Rep's 2007 production in the Stiemke Studio along with APT company member Cristina Panfilio. Panfilio agian performed the role of Sarah, the coming up from the ocean floor lizard wife of Leslie. This stellar duo continues to define Albee's play with sensitivity and endearing wit, along with fellow actors Sarah Day, Jonathan Smoots and LeShawn Banks.  (more...)

New Musical OCTOBER SKY Debuts Tonight at The Marriott TheatreNew Musical OCTOBER SKY Debuts Tonight at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, previewing tonight, August 19, opening August 26 and running through October 11. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Marriott Theatre's OCTOBER SKYSTAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at Rehearsals of Marriott Theatre's OCTOBER SKY
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the World Premiere of the new musical OCTOBER SKY, previewing tonight,  August 19, opening August 26 and running through October 11. Written by Aaron Thielen, with music and lyrics byMichael Mahler, OCTOBER SKY is directed by Jeff Award-winner Rachel Rockwell. Music Direction is by Ryan T. Nelson. Presented in association with Universal Stage Productions (Billy Elliott, Wicked, Bring It On), and from the writing team that brought audiences HERO (Jeff Award, Best New Work, 2012), OCTOBER SKY is based on the beloved Universal Pictures film October Sky and the bestselling novel Rocket Boys by Homer H. Hickam, Jr.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at David Ludwig and More in SWEENEY TODD at Merry-Go-Round PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at David Ludwig and More in SWEENEY TODD at Merry-Go-Round Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's flagship theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, is currently housing Sweeney Todd, tonight, August 19, through September 5, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

World Premiere of EMPANADA LOCA with Daphne Rubin-Vega & THE WAY WEST Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's 2015-16 SeasonWorld Premiere of EMPANADA LOCA with Daphne Rubin-Vega & THE WAY WEST Set for Labyrinth Theater Company's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

Labyrinth Theater Company has announced programming for the 2015-16 season, which will include two new productions starring two of Labyrinth's most esteemed actors. Both premieres will take place at Labyrinth's Bank Street Theater (155 Bank Street) in the West Village. (more...)

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