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Six young people in the throes of puberty, overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, learn that winning isnít everything and that losing doesnít necessarily make you a loser.

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - January 31 - Broadway Looks Forward to the Super Bowl, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - January 31 - Broadway Looks Forward to the Super Bowl, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More5th Avenue Theatre Announces 2015/16 Season - Including Broadway Bound WATERFALL, Matilda, Assassins, Gentleman's Guide, Sound of Music & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2015

With nearly 2000 subscribers in attendance, The 5th Avenue Theatre Executive Producer and Artistic Director David Armstrong revealed the season line-up for this celebrated theater's 8-show 2015/16 season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes Prep for Broadway's CHICAGOPhoto Coverage: Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes Prep for Broadway's CHICAGO
by Walter McBride - Jan 30, 2015

Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes join the Broadway company of Chicago in the starring roles of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly for a limited eight-week engagement -- Monday, February 2 through Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). Their official Opening Night performance is Tuesday, February 3. BroadwayWorld has photos of the ladies in rehearsal below! (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

IF/THEN To Launch National Tour in DenverIF/THEN To Launch National Tour in Denver
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Just days after we revealed that IF/THEN was set for the Pantages Theater in Los Angeles from December 8, 2015 to January 3, 2016, we can now report that it's official -- the show is going on tour! This morning, the Denver Center for the Performing Arts announced that the National Tour of IF/THEN, will launch in Denver in October 2015. Performances at The Buell Theatre begin October 13 and run through October 25. IF/THEN is part of the 2015/2016 Broadway season. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the Cellblock! First Look at Carly Hughes in Broadway's CHICAGOPhoto Flash: Welcome to the Cellblock! First Look at Carly Hughes in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

This Monday, February 2, the company of the Tony Award-winning hit musical CHICAGO will welcome a new 'scintillating sinner' to the cellblock, as Broadway star Carly Hughes makes her debut in the iconic role of jazz slayer Velma Kelly. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at Hughes in costume! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jane Krakowski, Lou Diamond Phillips Visit Adam Jacobs at ALADDIN on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Jane Krakowski, Lou Diamond Phillips Visit Adam Jacobs at ALADDIN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

ALADDIN's Adam Jacobs was recently visited by Jane Krakowski and Lou Diamond Phillips, taking to Twitter to post photos. Check them out below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/26/2015 - Jim Dale at the Hall of Fame, APPLICATION PENDING and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/26/2015 - Jim Dale at the Hall of Fame, APPLICATION PENDING and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 26, 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: Two awards ceremonies are held today, YouTube star Christina Bianco leads APPLICATION PENDING off-Broadway, and a slew of concerts spread across the city! (more...)

Tony Award-Winner Jane Krakowski Loves ALADDIN's Genie!Tony Award-Winner Jane Krakowski Loves ALADDIN's Genie!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

ALADDIN's Tony Award-winner James Monroe Iglehart (jmiglehart) recently posted a photo to Instagram featuring another Tony winner. The caption says, 'Yep, Jane Krakowsi loves the Genie!' Check out a larger version of the adorable moment below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Ken Ludwig's 'BASKERVILLE' Celebrates Opening at Arena StagePhoto Flash: Ken Ludwig's 'BASKERVILLE' Celebrates Opening at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs now through February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. The production just opened, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at 'BASKERVILLE' World Premiere at Arena StagePhoto Flash: First Look at 'BASKERVILLE' World Premiere at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs now through February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN Scouts West End's Dominion Theatre; MOTOWN Eyeing the PalladiumDisney's ALADDIN Scouts West End's Dominion Theatre; MOTOWN Eyeing the Palladium
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

The Daily Mail writes that Broadway's ALADDIN was originally in talks to open at the London Palladium in 2016, but now the Disney production is in negotiations for the West End's Dominion Theatre instead. (more...)

SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Anne L. Nathan Will Teach Musical Theatre Audition Workshop on 1/25SUBMISSIONS ONLY's Kate Wetherhead and Anne L. Nathan Will Teach Musical Theatre Audition Workshop on 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Stars of "Submissions Only" Kate Wetherhead (Legally Blonde, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, Ordinary Days) and Anne L. Nathan (Once, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Ragtime, Assassins) are teaching "How to Feel Good About Your Audition," a musical theater audition workshop on Sunday, January 25th at Studio 353. (more...)

Full Cast Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan SilvermanFull Cast Set for SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan Silverman
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Casting is complete for the upcoming workshop presentations of the Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

SCERA to Host 6th Annual NIGHT OF BROADWAY, 1/28-31SCERA to Host 6th Annual NIGHT OF BROADWAY, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

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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...)

Gregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, Premiering Tonight at Arena StageGregory Wooddell, Lucas Hall & More Star in Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY, Premiering Tonight at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The play's afoot! Sherlock Holmes battles one of his greatest mysteries to date at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater in Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a world-premiere adaptation from Tony Award-winning playwright Ludwig (Broadway's Lend Me a Tenor). Adapted from Sir Arthur Conan Doyle's beloved The Hound of the Baskervilles, this fast-paced comedic tale of murder, intrigue and a wild hound is directed by Amanda Dehnert (Arena Stage's The Fantasticks) as part of Arena Stage's 65th anniversary season. A co-production with McCarter Theatre Center, Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery runs tonight, January 16, through February 22, 2015 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Missed Jeopardy's ALADDIN ON BROADWAY Category Last Night? Test Your Trivial Knowledge Now!VIDEO: Missed Jeopardy's ALADDIN ON BROADWAY Category Last Night? Test Your Trivial Knowledge Now!
by TV News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Check out the show's appearance on last night's JEOPARDY and test your ALADDIN trivia knowledge 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...)

JEOPARDY! Features Broadway's ALADDIN TonightJEOPARDY! Features Broadway's ALADDIN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, will be the subject of an entire category on tonight's (January 15) episode of 'Jeopardy!,' marking only the third time the show has dedicated an entire category to a single Broadway show. For the first time in the history of 'Jeopardy!,' the show will incorporate performance footage from Aladdin in each of the category's clues. (more...)

CATS, 'LITTLE MERMAID', 'MOCKINGBIRD' and More Set for The Manatee Players' 2015-16 SeasonCATS, 'LITTLE MERMAID', 'MOCKINGBIRD' and More Set for The Manatee Players' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Manatee Players will once again bring a full season of theatrical magic to the Manatee Performing Arts Center! (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This WeekAmas Musical Theatre Stages Readings of New Musical I AM, I WILL, I DO This Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Amas Musical Theatre 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 by Christopher Scott with Musical Direction by Steven Gross, the readings will be held tonight, February 9th at 6pm and tomorrow, February 10th at 3pm & 7pm at Shetler Studios - Penthouse (244 West 54th Street - between Broadway & 8th Avenue). (more...)

THE DARRELL HAMMOND PROJECT, Written by SNL Alum, Makes World Premiere Tonight at La Jolla PlayhouseTHE DARRELL HAMMOND PROJECT, Written by SNL Alum, Makes World Premiere Tonight at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse presents The Darrell Hammond Project, written by Saturday Night Live star Darrell Hammond and Elizabeth Stein, and directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley. Performed by Hammond, this world-premiere, one-man show will runs now through March 8, 2015 in the Sheila and Hughes Potiker Theatre. The production opens tonight, February 8, 2015. (more...)

Clocktower Players TEEN Troupe's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Continues TonightClocktower Players TEEN Troupe's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Continues Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Clocktower Players TEEN Troupe continues The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee tonight, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

SOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan Silverman, Begin TodaySOMEWHERE IN TIME Workshops, Starring Laura Osnes & Ryan Silverman, Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Workshop presentations begin today, February 5, for the Broadway-bound musical Somewhere in Time, based on the novel by renowned author Richard Matheson (I Am Legend, What Dreams May Come) and the subsequent hit film starring Christopher Reeve, Jane Seymour and Christopher Plummer. (more...)

TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING to Play Abdo New River Room, 2/12-22TONY N' TINA'S WEDDING to Play Abdo New River Room, 2/12-22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Just in time for Valentine's Day, Tony n' Tina's Wedding returns to the Abdo New River Room at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts Thursday, February 12 - Sunday, February 22. In this worldwide hit, Tony and Tina have walked down the aisle more than 3,300 times, in front of more than 500,000 guests and continue to make every wedding a one-of-a-kind event, filled with great music, laughter, food and love. (more...)

Photo Coverage: It's Heaven Nowadays at CHICAGO- Inside Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes' First Bows!Photo Coverage: It's Heaven Nowadays at CHICAGO- Inside Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes' First Bows!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 4, 2015

Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes just joined the Broadway company of Chicago in the starring roles of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly for a limited eight-week engagement -- where they will continue through Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). Check out photos from their opening night bows below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling ClassicPhoto Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling Classic
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 3, 2015

For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts at its annual All-Star Bowling Classic. Last night, stars gathered at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge to bowl and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

BWW TV: CHICAGO Gets Two New Murderesses- Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes Sing from the Show!BWW TV: CHICAGO Gets Two New Murderesses- Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes Sing from the Show!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 3, 2015

Grammy Award-winning singer/songwriter and international music superstar Jennifer Nettles is making her Broadway debut as 'Roxie Hart' in Chicago. Nettles joins the Broadway company for a limited eight-week engagement running Monday, February 2 through Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.) She will be joined by Broadway star Carly Hughes who makes her debut in the iconic role of jazz slayer Velma Kelly. The duo just met the press and BroadwayWorld's Richie Ridge was there to chat with both about joining the show and to bring you a special performance preview! (more...)

Ford's Theatre Society Presents New Wildhorn Musical, FREEDOM'S SONG: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WARFord's Theatre Society Presents New Wildhorn Musical, FREEDOM'S SONG: ABRAHAM LINCOLN AND THE CIVIL WAR
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Ford's Theatre Society 2014-2015 season continues with the musical Freedom's Song: Abraham Lincoln and the Civil War, directed by Jeff Calhoun, March 13 through May 20, 2015, at the historic Ford's Theatre (511 Tenth Street NW, Washington, D.C.). A new adaptation of the Broadway musical The Civil War, Freedom's Song features the words of Abraham Lincoln and music inspired by the letters of those who lived through the Civil War. The production is part of Ford's 150: Remembering the Lincoln Assassination, a series of events marking the 150 years since Abraham Lincoln's assassination at Ford's Theatre. (more...)

Original Stars of Disney's ALADDIN Will Remain on Broadway Into 2016Original Stars of Disney's ALADDIN Will Remain on Broadway Into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, is pleased to announce that original stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Tony Award nominee Jonathan Freeman (Jafar), Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie) and Courtney Reed (Jasmine) have extended their contracts with the production through February 21, 2016. The four actors have led the 'sublime' (NY1) Aladdin company since its pilot production at Seattle's Fifth Avenue Theatre in the summer of 2011 and garnered critical acclaim when the Broadway production opened on March 20, 2014. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper Will Discuss UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY at Library for the Performing ArtsJennifer Ashley Tepper Will Discuss UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY at Library for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Dress Circle Publishing (Brisa Trinchero and Roberta Pereira, founders) just announced that The Untold Stories of Broadway author and musical theater historian, Jennifer Ashley Tepper, will be discussing her best-selling book series, The Untold Stories of Broadway, at a free event at the New York City Public Library for the Performing Arts on Monday March 2nd at 6pm. (more...)

Amy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old GlobeAmy Kim Waschke to Lead THE WHITE SNAKE, Directed by Mary Zimmerman at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Old Globe is delighted to welcome one of the true geniuses of the American theatre, Tony Award winner Mary Zimmerman, who makes her long-awaited San Diego directing debut with an enchanting theatrical spectacle with live music and sumptuous visuals, The White Snake, continuing the Globe's 80th Anniversary festivities as part of the Balboa Park Centennial Celebration. The Southern California Premiere of The White Snake, written and directed by Zimmerman, will run March 21 through April 26 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run March 21 through 25. Opening night is Thursday, March 26 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/23/2015 - HEIDI Begins, BIG LOVE Opens, TEDxBroadway and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/23/2015 - HEIDI Begins, BIG LOVE Opens, TEDxBroadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 23, 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: MAD MEN's Elisabeth Moss leads THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, beginning tonight, BIG LOVE and ROCKET TO THE MOON open off-Broadway, this year's TEDxBroadway conference kicks off and more! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 22Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Feb. 22
by - Feb 22, 2015

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, February 22, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Feb. 21 - PIPPIN, BILLY ELLIOT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics - Feb. 21 - PIPPIN, BILLY ELLIOT, BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the Kensington Arts CenterBWW Reviews: THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE at the Kensington Arts Center
by Benjamin Reiser - Feb 20, 2015

As I walked into a performance of Kensington's 'Spelling Bee,' I was admittedly unnerved by the show's conspicuously simple scenic design. After all, the production literally takes place in what looks like a school gymnasium with a hastily put-together stage. Mere moments into the show, however, I realized that I had stepped into one of the most authentic, genuine, and shrewd stagings of 'Spelling Bee' to date. (more...)

Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing Are MAMMA MIA!'s Newest Dynamos; Both Join Cast Tonight!Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing Are MAMMA MIA!'s Newest Dynamos; Both Join Cast Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus' global smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! welcomes new 'Dynamos' Mary Callanan and Alison Ewing to the Broadway cast as 'Rosie' and 'Tanya', beginning performances this evening, February 2, 2015 at The Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44 Street). (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO Welcomes New Murderesses Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes TonightBroadway's CHICAGO Welcomes New Murderesses Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Jennifer Nettles and Carly Hughes join the Broadway company of Chicago in the starring roles of Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly for a limited eight-week engagement -- tonight, February 2 through Sunday, March 29, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St.). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Intrepid Shakespeare Company's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Flash: First Look at Intrepid Shakespeare Company's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Intrepid Shakespeare Company closes its season with this winning production of the TONY Award and the Drama Desk Award winning musical for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Berkeley PlayhousePhoto Flash: First Look at YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN at Berkeley Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Berkeley Playhouse at the historic Julia Morgan Theater continues their seventh season with You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown directed and choreographed by Christina Lazo (Chicago, The Rocky Horror Show with Altarena Playhouse; All Shook Up, West Side Story with Tri Valley Repertory Theatre; A Chorus Line, Catch Me If You Can with Woodminster; and Bye Bye Birdie with Contra Costa Musical Theatre). Previews begin tonight, February 19, and runs from February 21 to March 15, 2015 at the Julia Morgan Theater, 2640 College Ave. in Berkeley. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Josh Gad on the Success of FROZEN: 'We All Pinch Ourselves Everyday'Josh Gad on the Success of FROZEN: 'We All Pinch Ourselves Everyday'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

Stage and screen star Josh Gad is still blown away by the success of Frozen, the film for which he voiced one of Disney's newest favorites, Olaf. Gad told Metro: 'Frozen. People stop me on the street for an animated character, where they don't even see my face, on a daily basis.' He continued: 'It's two years later and it's still as popular. All of us - Idina [Menzel], Kristen [Bell], Jonathan [Groff], myself - we all pinch ourselves every day that we were a part of it.' (more...)

Finalists Announced For The 2015 PRINCIPALITY BUILDING SOCIETY WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEARFinalists Announced For The 2015 PRINCIPALITY BUILDING SOCIETY WELSH MUSICAL THEATRE YOUNG SINGER OF THE YEAR
by Robert Gould - Feb 17, 2015

Robert Gould reports on the preliminary round of the 2015 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year Competition. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Adds New Performance of THE PHILADELPHIA STORYCleveland Play House Adds New Performance of THE PHILADELPHIA STORY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

By audience demand, Cleveland Play House has added an extra performance of The Philadelphia Story. This special Sunday matinee performance will take place on March 1 at 3pm. (more...)

Tony Winner James Iglehart Guest Stars on Tonight's GOTHAMTony Winner James Iglehart Guest Stars on Tonight's GOTHAM
by TV News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

ALADDIN star James Iglehart took to Facebook to announce that he will make his debut as 'The Ringmaster' on tonight's episode of GOTHAM. (more...)

McDaniel College's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Run 3/4-7McDaniel College's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Run 3/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in the Tony Award-winning musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Performances are Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note: the show contains some adult content and is suitable for ages 12 and over.) (more...)

Playhouse South to Stage THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Begin. 3/6Playhouse South to Stage THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Begin. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is a hip musical comedy which follows six young people in the throes of puberty, who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, as they learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. At each performance, audience volunteers are selected and invited on stage to participate in the Bee, making each performance unique. The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee is recommended for theatergoers 13 and over. (more...)

York Theatre Company Welcomes Michael Unger as New Associate Artistic DirectorYork Theatre Company Welcomes Michael Unger as New Associate Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, welcomes Michael Unger in his new role as Associate Artistic Director. He joins James Morgan, Producing Artistic Director, and Andrew Levine, Executive Director, in carrying out The York's mission. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe Performs in Hometown Gig TonightBetsy Wolfe Performs in Hometown Gig Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Hands in the Community presents 'Betsy Wolfe and Friends' at the Visalia Fox Theatre, 300 Main Street, tonight, February 13, 2015 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Jenni Barber & Lauren Worsham to Join Michael Zahler at 54 Below, 2/20Jenni Barber & Lauren Worsham to Join Michael Zahler at 54 Below, 2/20
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents: MICHAEL ZAHLER with Special Guests Jenni Barber and Lauren Worsham in "Songs Barbara Taught Us - A Contemporary Musical Journey Inspired by the Great Barbara Cook" on Friday, February 20th at 9:30PM. (more...)

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