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Based on the screenplay and the novella by Ernest Lehman

Based on the screenplay by Ernest Lehman and Clifford Odets

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Bobby Steggert, Margo Seibert, Rory O'Malley & More Set for Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2014

Tony Award nominees Orfeh (Legally Blonde), Bobby Steggert (Ragtime, Big Fish) and Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), Tony Award-winner Andy Blankenbuehler (In the Heights) and Margot Seibert (Adrian in Rocky), Barrett Foa (Buyer & Cellar, Avenue Q, NCIS: Los Angeles), Terri White (Finian's Rainbow), Jack Noseworthy (The Sweet Smell of Success), Kendrick Jones (The Scottsboro Boys), Kevin Spirtas (Hugh Jackman's Understudy in The Boy From Oz), Sarah Jane McMahon (NY City Opera's Pirates of Penzance) and supermodel Oakley Boycott will be among the 25 stars set to appear in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014. More stars to be announced soon! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for May 28th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - May 28, 2014

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 Jeff Awards, Tony Tunes and our very own Tony Award Viewing Party are upon us! Plus 'Carrie' and 'Godspell,' the new musicals 'Days Like Today,' 'Saudade' and 'Flux Capacitor,' news from Annoyance Theatre, Movies In the Parks and more! (more...)

JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, 'PATSY CLINE' & More Set for Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Artistic Director/co-Founder Fred Anzevino has announced the company's 2014-15 season. The season will include two musicals - both to be directed by Anzevino - and two cabarets saluting two great - and very different - musical theater songwriters. The company's much-acclaimed music directors - Jeremy Ramey and Aaron Benham - will be back, providing musical direction for two shows each. (more...)

Pride Films and Plays Benefit TONY TUNES Set for 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2014

Broadway musicals take center stage at Pride Films and Plays' 2014 spirited benefit Tony Tunes on Tuesday, June 3, at Sidetrack, 3349 North Halsted. (more...)

Glenn Close to Return to Broadway Opposite Lithgow, Duncan, Balaban, Higgins & Plimpton in Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton will star in a new Broadway production of Edward Albee's A DELICATE BALANCE this fall at the Golden Theatre (252 West 45th Street). The production, which will be directed by Pam MacKinnon, begins previewsMonday, October 20 and plays an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, February 22, 2015. Opening night is Thursday, November 20. (more...)

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus Presents LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2014

San Francisco Gay Men's Chorus (SFGMC) Artistic Director, Dr. Timothy Seelig, announced the program for LUSTER: AN AMERICAN SONGBOOK at Davies Symphony Hall (201 Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco), tonight, March 25 and Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Judy Kaye 54 Sings Funny Girl & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, the performance venue located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond: (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 15-21
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 21, 2014

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 a first look at the Broadway company of MOTHERS AND SONS, a peek into rehearsals of THE WAY WEST with Amy Morton, coverage of opening night of BLITHE SPIRIT starring Angela Lansbury, and more! (more...)

SAG Foundation & BWW Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2014

This Today, The New School for Drama, SAG Foundation, and BroadwayWorld.com will present a 90-minute career Conversations with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, starring together in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, O'Hara and Pasquale will share experiences from their careers on stage and screen and their current collaboration with a packed house of more than 400 union actors and drama students at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium. (more...)

John Lithgow to Headline Long Wharf Theatre's 2014 Gala, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Tony, Emmy and Golden Globe Award Winner John Lithgow brings his critically acclaimed show, Stories by Heart to celebrate the Long Wharf Theatre 2014 Gala, taking place on Friday, June 6. (more...)

SAG Foundation & BWW to Host An Evening with Kelli O'Hara & Steven Pasquale at The New School, 3/20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2014

This Thursday, The New School for Drama, SAG Foundation, and BroadwayWorld.com will present a 90-minute career Conversations with Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, starring together in Broadway's The Bridges of Madison County. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, O'Hara and Pasquale will share experiences from their careers on stage and screen and their current collaboration with a packed house of more than 400 union actors and drama students at The New School's John L. Tishman Auditorium. (more...)

Michael Arden & West End Stars Headline Return of Writing Duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk in One (More) Night in London, 16 June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2014

American actor Michael Arden will join West End stars Julie Atherton, Lucie Jones and Stuart Matthew Price alongside award-winning Off Broadway writing duo Kerrigan-Lowdermilk to showcase their work at the St. James Studio on Monday 16 June in Kerrigan-Lowdermilk: One (More) Night in London. Kerrigan-Lowerdmilk's return follows an acclaimed sold-out weekend of concerts at St. James Studio in February. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline Omaha Performing Arts' 2014 Broadway Ball, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Tony Award-nominated performer Kelli O'Hara will headline Omaha Performing Arts' 2014 Broadway Ball - Big Stars on the Big Stage on September 5, 2014. O'Hara recently received her fifth Tony AwardŽ nomination along with Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics nominations for her portrayal of Francesca in the Broadway musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Broadway Ball fundraising event will be held at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Hosted by THE PRESENTERS, a volunteer organization in support of Omaha Performing Arts, the event's Honorary Chair is Michael Cassling, and Event Chairs are Emily and Clark Lauritzen and Jackie Conway. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jason Robert Brown, Steven Pasquale & More Honor Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara at Becco
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

On Wednesday afternoon, friends and family of Tony-nominated actress Kelli O'Hara gathered for an intimate luncheon at Lidia Bastianich's famed New York restaurant Becco. Jason Robert Brown, Steven Pasquale, Greg Naughton, and Lidia Bastianich herself raised a glass to O'Hara and her achievements this season in Bridges of Madison County. Check out photos from the luncheon yesterday, below! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for June 4th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Jun 4, 2014

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 Jeff Awards, Theo Ubique's future plans, Jennifer Hudson performs, 'Damn Yankees' at LOW, 'The Beverly Hillbillies,' 'Coraline,' 'The Last Ship' and the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival debut, 'Spelling Bee' starts, 'Avenue Q' extends and BroadwayWorld Chicago hosts a Tony Party! (more...)

Breaking News: Ken Watanabe to Star Opposite Kelli O'Hara in Bartlett Sher's 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Actor/Singer Bernard Dotson Brings Rollicking Unexpected Songs to Sterling's
by Don Grigware - Jun 30, 2014

On Sunday June 29 handsome singer Bernard Dotson brought his unique friendly style and self-proclaimed big black man powerhouse voice to an SRO crowd at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal with his debut cabaret show Unexpected Songs, which recently played the Metropolitan Room in New York. This very talented Los Angeles-born man has a passion for the arts that stretches back 18 years when he was singing for Disney Cruises and eventually in 6 different Broadway shows. (more...)

Fairchild, Cope, Cox, Paice, Uranowitz & von Essen to Star in AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!; Plays Winter in Paris, Spring 2015 on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Principal casting has been announced for the upcoming world premiere production of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS. The cast will include Robert Fairchild as Jerry Mulligan, Leanne Cope as Lise Dassin, Veanne Cox as Madame Baurel, Jill Paice as Milo Davenport, Brandon Uranowitz as Adam Hochberg, and Max Von Essen as Henri Baurel. (more...)

Oracle Productions, Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Win Big at 41st Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

"The Mother," a stage tale of class warfare, and "Passion," a musical of love and obsession, took home top honors for Oracle Productions and Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre respectively Monday, June 2, at Park West during the 41st Annual Non-Equity Jeff Awards ceremony recognizing excellence in non-union Chicago theatre. Oracle, with five awards, and Theo Ubique, with four awards, garnered the most honors at Monday night's ceremony. (more...)

The Production Company's GUYS AND DOLLS Comes to Arts Centre Melbourne, July 19-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

One of Broadway's best musicals, the award winning Guys and Dolls opens on July 19 at the State Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne for 10 shows only. Starring in this new production are Verity Hunt-Ballard, Martin Crewes, Chelsea Plumley, Adam Murphy, Bobby Fox and Christopher Horsey. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Sneak Peek at A CHORUS LINE at Music Circus, Opening Tonight!
by Stage Tube - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Kate Levering, Jenifer Foote and More in A CHORUS LINE at Wells Fargo Pavilion at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived byMichael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series Continues Tonight with Songs from NEWSIES, FALSETTOS, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN, RAGTIME and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series tonight, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 has added to its cast Aladdin star Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTasha Yvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in LES MISERABLES), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair), Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, and Nightlife Award-winner William Blake. (more...)

Karen Mason and Marni Nixon to Star in Reading of New Musical A WOMAN ON TOP, 7/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by the current political climate, will have a special industry reading next month. The reading will star Karen Mason -- Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as a prolific concert and recording artist -- and be directed by Dan Knechtges (Lysistrata Jones, Tony Award nominee for Xanadu choreography). The show has music by Rhonda Kess, and lyrics by Rhonda Kess and Dale Kiken and a book by Dale Kiken. The reading will take place on Wednesday, July 9 at 3:00 PM and Thursday, July 10 at 2:00 PM at The New 42nd Street Studios (229 West 42nd Street). Industry members interested in attending should email AWOTrsvp@gmail.com and indicate their affiliation. (more...)

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs, Tony Nominee Chad Kimball & More Added to Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Series, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series on Monday, June 23 at 8pm, THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1990-2014 has added to its cast Aladdinstar Adam Jacobs, Tony Award-nominee Chad Kimball (Memphis), Jenn Gambatese (Tarzan, All Shook Up), Cheryl Freeman (Tommy, The Civil War), NaTasha Yvette Williams (A Night with Janis Joplin), Patti Murin (Lysistrata Jones), Oliver Award-nominee Kyle Scatliffe (The Scottsboro Boys, currently in Les Miserables), Morgan James (Motown The Musical), Lucas Steele (Natasha, Pierre, and the Great Comet of 1812), Jeannette I. Bayardelle (Hair), Mindy Wallace (Radio City Christmas Spectacular), Mark Stuart (Mark Stuart Dance Theatre), Drama Desk-nominee Jeremy Morse, Christine Aranda, and Nightlife Award-winner William Blake. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Maria Friedman, Brian d'Arcy James and More to Join Pittsburgh Symphony for PLAY IT AGAIN, MARVIN!, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

The music, humor, warmth and life of Marvin Hamlisch will once again grace the Heinz Hall stage when "Play It Again, Marvin! A Marvin Hamlisch Celebration" makes its world premiere with the Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra on June 28 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Musical Theatre Guild Annoiunces 2014-2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2014

Musical Theatre Guild, the winner of the Los Angeles Drama Critic's Circle Margaret Harford Award for sustained excellence in the theatre, has announced an exciting quintet of shows to celebrate its nineteenth season of Broadway in Concert musicals. The MTG 2014-2015 season includes: Sweet Smell of Success, TRIUMPH OF LOVE, THE GOLDEN APPLE, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES and ROAD SHOW. (more...)

Multiple Tony-Winning Hit A CHORUS LINE Kicks Off 2014 Music Circus Season, 6/24-29
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2014

The nine-time Tony AwardŽ-winning singular sensation A Chorus Line, conceived by Michael Bennett and featuring music by Marvin Hamlisch, kicks off the 2014 Music Circus season at the Wells Fargo Pavilion, the 64th season for the venerable Sacramento institution. Performances are June 24 - 29. (more...)

Jon Robyns, Rebecca Trehearn & More Set for THE CONFESSION ROOM Concert at St. James Studio
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Confession Room will return to London this summer in a special one-off concert at the St. James Studio on Sunday 13th July. It is now confirmed that the production will star Jon Robyns, Rebecca Trehearn and Stuart Matthew Price with West End performers Matthew Rowland, Stephanie Clift and Rebecca Jayne-Davies amongst others. The production will be directed by Paul Foster with musical direction by Tim Evans. (more...)

BWW TV: Kelli O'Hara Lights Up A CAPITOL FOURTH
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Yesterday, America's national Independence Day celebration kicked off the festivities for our country's 238(th) birthday with an all-star salute led by Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event featured performances by: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli; Grammy Award-winning music legend Patti LaBelle; platinum recording artist and songwriter Philip Phillips; multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; the world-famous Muppets; five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald; country music superstar Sara Evans; singer-songwriter Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and HEFFRON DRIVE; and five-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

NoHo ACE to Premiere SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL, 9/12-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to present a world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon. SCARY MUSICAL The Musical will begin previews on Friday, September 12 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run for eight weeks through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

STEPHEN WARD's Alex Parker and More to Celebrate Marvin Hamlisch With Concert at the St. James, Aug 24
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Alex Parker (Putting It Together, Stephen Ward, The Pajama Game) brings a concert of the music of the Oscar, Tony, Grammy, Emmy and Pulitzer prize-winning composer Marvin Hamlisch to the St James Theatre for two performances only, Sunday, 24 August at 3.30pm and 7pm in 'HAMLISCH: The Music Of The Legendary Marvin Hamlisch'. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline The Cabaret at the Columbia Club's 2014 Fundraiser Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

The Cabaret has announced that the performer for their 2014 Annual Fundraiser Gala will be five-time Tony nominee, Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

Theatre at the Center to Present WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, 9/11-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

In its first professional production since its Broadway debut, the musical comedy WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN makes its Chicago area premiere in a brand new production at Theatre at the Center, 1040 Ridge Road, Munster, September 11 through October 12, with a press opening on September 14. With an irresistible Latin-infused score by Tony Award-nominated David Yazbek and book by Jeffrey Lane (the team behind past Theatre at the Center hit DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS) WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN is a touching and hilarious story of a group of women whose relationships with men lead to a whirlwind of emotions- love as they find them, confusion as they lose them and passion when they need them. This regional premiere is directed by William Pullinsi with Choreography by Danny Herman and Musical Direction and Orchestrations by William Underwood. (more...)

Reathel Bean Joins Karen Mason and More in A WOMAN ON TOP Industry Reading, 7/9; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2014

A Woman on Top , the new musical for both sides of the aisle inspired by Hillary Clinton, has announced the complete cast for a special industry reading next week. Reathel Bean (Caroline, Or Change) will join the previously announced star Karen Mason, Drama Desk-nominated Broadway star of Wonderland, Mamma Mia and Sunset Boulevard, as well as Frank Vlastnik (Broadway: Big, The Sweet Smell of Success, A Year with Frog & Toad), Marni Nixon (Broadway: Nine, Follies; Film: The King and I, West Side Story, My Fair Lady) and Sarah Cetrulo (The Black Suits by Joe Iconis). (more...)

Tony Nominee Kelli O'Hara to Perform One-Night-Only Benefit Concert at Williamstown Theatre Festival, 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced that the magnetic five-time Tony Award nominee Kelli O'Hara returns to Williamstown to perform a special one-night-only benefit concert, An Enchanted Evening with Kelli O'Hara, on the Main Stage, Monday, August 11th at 7:30 PM. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with BRIDGES' O'Hara & Pasquale
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Apr 6, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured stars of The Bridges of Madison County- Kelli O'Hara and Steven Pasquale, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Casey, Dann and More Cast In Chocolate Factory's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, From June 2014
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis will star in New York's longest running comedy revue, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, which returns to the Chocolate Factory from 19 June. This updated version of the show showcases some of the best productions from both Broadway and the West End, including The Book of Mormon, Once, Matilda, Wicked and Miss Saigon! (more...)

Laura Griffith and Louis Hobson Star in 5th Avenue Theatre's A ROOM WITH A VIEW, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2014

Love is blossoming in Seattle this spring when The 5th Avenue Theatre debuts the lush new musical, A Room with a View. Based on the E.M. Forster novel that inspired the Merchant Ivory film, this enchanting adaptation features a wonderfully rich score by Jeffrey Stock and a witty and moving book and additional lyrics by Marc Acito. This beguiling and intimate romantic comedy features a cast of Seattle's best-loved musical theater stars including Laura Griffith and Louis Hobson as Lucy and George. Directed by The 5th Avenue's David Armstrong, A Room with a View also features Patti Cohenour, Jadd Davis, Allen Fitzpatrick, Richard Gray, Suzy Hunt, Matt Owen, Will Reynolds, and Jenny Shotwell. (more...)

Cast Announced for Kokandy Productions' ASSASSINS, Running 6/13-7/20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2014

Kokandy Productions has announced casting for ASSASSINS, directed by Rachel Edwards Harvith with music direction by Kory Danielson and choreography by Mike Ford. ASSASSINS begins performances on Friday, June 13, 2014 with Press Opening on Saturday, June 14th, and runs at Theater Wit in Chicago through Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

Randy Graff, Max von Essen & More Featured on The Ensemblist's LES MISERABLES Episode
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

One of the most celebrated shows in musical theatre history, Les Miserables has built the careers of countless performers on Broadway and around the world. In honor of the second revival's Broadway bow, The Ensemblist interviewed Les Miz veterans Randy Graff, Elena Shaddow, and Max Von Essen, as well as current revival cast member Arbender Robinson. Recognized as the ultimate ensemblist show,Les Miz performers are required to play numerous roles with a multitude of characters, entrances and costumes changes to track. In this episode, the four guests describe their tracks throughout the show, share insider stories on the rehearsal process, and describe what it is like to be a part of an international phenomenon such as Les Miz. (more...)

The Joyce to Present Christopher Wheeldon's ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND, 9/9-14
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2014

The Joyce Theater Foundation and The National Ballet of Canada are proud to present the New York premiere of Christopher Wheeldon's acclaimed production of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland at the David H. Koch Theater from September 9 - 14, 2014. This production, which had its world premiere by the Royal Ballet at London's Royal Opera House in 2011 and its North American premiere by the National Ballet in Toronto in 2011, will be the fourth Joyce Theater presentation at Lincoln Center's David H. Koch Theater following the just completed New York premiere of Ballet Preljocaj's Snow White (April 23-27, 2014). Tickets for Alice's Adventures in Wonderland go on sale Monday, April 28, 2014 and can be arranged online at www.DavidHKochTheater.com or by calling (212)-496-0600. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 23rd, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 23, 2014

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 latest Jeff Award nominations, 'Brigadoon' gets cast, 'The Sound Of Music' and 'Motown' light up the Loop, new musicals from Writers Theatre and American Theater Company, 'Nunsense,' 'The Wild Party,' a new web series to support and more! (more...)

Non-Equity Jeff Awards are Announced
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2014

The Jeff Awards Committee today announced 128 nominations in 24 categories of Non-Equity Jeff Awards for productions that opened between April 1, 2013, and March 31, 2014. The Non-Equity Awards honor excellence in Chicago theatres not under a union contract. Jeff judges attended opening nights of 147 productions offered by 65 Non-Equity producing organizations. The judges recommended 66 of those shows, making them eligible for Non-Equity Jeff Award nominations. Thirty theatre companies received nominations. (more...)

THE FULL MONTY & LOVING REPEATING Set for Kokandy Productions' 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2014

Continuing their mission to produce high-stakes musical theater that authentically mines the emotional truth of the human experience and explores complex, challenging themes, Kokandy Productions announces their 2015 season; THE FULL MONTY (March 2 - April 12 2015), and LOVING REPEATING (July 20 - August 30, 2015), both at Theater Wit in Chicago. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DIRTY LITTLE SONGS Plays 54 Below
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 1, 2014

Award-winning theater and cabaret performers Eric Michael Gillett (Sweet Smell of Success, The Frogs, Kiss Me, Kate), Carolyn Montgomery-Forant (MAC/Bistro/Nightlife Awards), Sidney Myer (MAC/Bistro/Mabel Mercer Award-winner,Grandma Sylvia's Funeral) & Drama Desk nominee Jay Rogers (Whoop-Dee-Doo, When Pigs Fly) joined forces to present an evening of sly songs with titillating tunes & lascivious lyrics from the present to days of yore. Sondheim, Flanders & Swann, Coward & Porter mixed with just a dash of Tom Lehrer & even Pete Townshend, Dirty Little Songs was performed with a wink & a nudge by four of cabaret's funniest & most prolific performers. Check out photos from the special performance below! (more...)

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