Michael McKean to Host New Cooking Channel Series FOOD: FACT OR FICTION?, 10/26
by TV News Desk - Sep 17, 2015

Ever wonder if coffee really does stunt your growth, or if a bowl of hot chicken soup can actually cure the common cold? (more...)

BWW Interviews: Choreographer Nick Winston On LET'S DANCE AGAIN
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 16, 2015

Nick Winston began his career as a performer, appearing in the West End productions of Chicago, Fosse, Kiss Me Kate and Disney's Beauty & The Beast. His extensive choreographic work has been seen across Europe, America and Asia. Credits include, Annie (National Tour), Flash Mob (Sadler's Wells), White Christmas (West Yorkshire Playhouse), Calamity Jane (National Tour), Sweeney Todd (The Royal Exchange), Sondheim at 80 (Royal Albert Hall), Loserville (West End), The Wizard of Oz (Royal Festival Hall), The Adventures of Pinocchio (Opera North), Il Turco in Italia (Garsington Opera) & Fortunio (Grange Park Opera).  (more...)

A Brief Appreciation For Oscar Levant, Soon To Be Played By Sean Hayes
by Michael Dale - Sep 16, 2015

'There's a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.' (more...)

Sean Hayes to Star in New Play Based on Life of Legendary Actor & Composer Oscar Levant
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

Beth Williams (Grove Entertainment), Barbara Whitman Productions and Hazy Mills Productions are pleased to announce the development of a new play based on the life of the legendary performer Oscar Levant. (more...)

THE BANDSTAND Begins Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse opens its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical THE BANDSTAND. Performances begin tonight, October 8. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Make Feinstein's at the Nikko Debut
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes brings An Evening with Laura Osnes to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance only - Sunday, December 13 at 3 p.m. Osnes will delight the audience with an assortment of her favorite songs and stories from past shows, concerts and cabarets. Tickets for Laura Osnes range in price from $35 - $50 and are on-sale now and available by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Michael McKean Hosts New Cooking Channel Series FOOD: FACT OR FICTION?, Beginning Tonight
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

Ever wonder if coffee really does stunt your growth, or if a bowl of hot chicken soup can actually cure the common cold? Or if Italians were the first to invent pizza? Host Michael McKean explores longstanding adages about food to prove as well as debunk some of the most fascinating food myths on new series Food: Fact or Fiction?, premiering tonight, October 26th at 10:30pm ET/7:30pm PT on Cooking Channel. (more...)

The Old Globe's 2016 Summer Season Will Include Steve Martin's METEOR SHOWER, Plus Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LOVE'S LABOR'S LOST
by Nora Dominick - Oct 23, 2015

The Old Globe today shared its 2016 Summer Season, which will feature new and familiar works directed by four major American stalwarts. The season features the welcome return of Steve Martin (Bright Star) with the World Premiere of his new play Meteor Shower, an adult comedy, directed by Gordon Edelstein, in a co-production with Long Wharf Theatre, where he serves as Artistic Director. Paul Gordon's musical Sense and Sensibility will have its West Coast premiere, presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it had its world premiere in February 2015, directed by CST Artistic Director Barbara Gaines. The Summer Shakespeare Festival will include Macbeth, directed by Brian Kulick, Artistic Director of Classic Stage Company, and Love's Labor's Lost, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

BWW Interview: Laura Osnes Journeys Back in Time in Paper Mill's THE BANDSTAND
by Caryn Robbins - Oct 12, 2015

Today, Osnes speaks exclusively to BWW about her journey back in time in the exciting new musical BANDSTAND. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/19/2015 - THE ILLUSIONISTS Return and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 19, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE ILLUSIONISTS re-appear on Broadway and more! (more...)

BWW Review: Steve Ross and His Orchestra Bring Stylish RHYTHM AND ROMANCE to Birdland and Steal Hearts
by Alix Cohen - Nov 18, 2015

Attending a Steve Ross show is often akin to time travel. The audience is transported back to eras when urbanity and dash were watchwords, when interpretation meant being as true to the period as the meaning of lyrics. The classy Mr. Ross, known primarily for iconoclastic solo performance, appeared at Birdland Monday night with a zealous 11-piece band helmed by long time confederate Brian Cassier. The joint was jumpin'. (more...)

From MOULIN ROUGE to THE WIZARD OF OZ: Top 5 Movie Musicals We Want to See on Broadway
by Sally Henry - May 23, 2015

Every other show on Broadway seems to be an adaptation of a movie. So the question is, which ones will be next? Our wonderful readers weighed in, as they did last week, and came up with some great suggestions! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Vincente Minnelli Shimmers Onstage - AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, GIGI & THE BAND WAGON
by Pat Cerasaro - May 15, 2015

Today we are celebrating the mainstage musicals based on the films on Vincente Minnelli that have cropped up this season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/8/16- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2016

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/7-3/8/2015
by - Mar 8, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 8, 2015 - Sunday, March 8, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/8/15- Cyd Charisse
by Stage Tube - Mar 8, 2015

Happy Birthday, Cyd Charisse! Charisse began starring in films in the 1940s. Her roles usually focused on her abilities as a dancer, and she was paired with Fred Astaire and Gene Kelly; her films include Singin' in the Rain (1952), The Band Wagon (1953), Brigadoon (1954) and Silk Stockings (1957). She stopped dancing in films in the late 1950s, but continued acting in film and television, and in 1992 made her Broadway debut. (more...)

KISS ME KATE 3D, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, THE BAND WAGON & CALAMITY JANE Blu-rays Out Today
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 3, 2015

Four classic movie musicals are coming to Blu-ray today! (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

After a sold-out engagement last December, Feinstein's at the Nikko welcomes the triumphant return of two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes for two performances only -- Friday, April 22 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, April 23 (7 p.m.). Osnes will delight the audience with an assortment of her favorite songs and stories from past shows, concerts and cabarets. (more...)

Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Kiss Me Kate -- Cole Porter's 1953 hit musical filmed with the most advanced 3D technology during the medium's "golden era" - will be released March 3 in a new restored Blu-ray edition by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. (more...)

Casting Agency Duncan Stewart and Company to Become Stewart/Whitley
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2015

Today, legit casting directors Duncan Stewart, C.S.A. and Benton Whitley, C.S.A. have announced the formation of Stewart/Whitley, a new casting firm borne out of the former auspices of Duncan Stewart and Company. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Marvelous Moments To Remember From The 2015 Theatre World Awards
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 3, 2015

The 2014-2015 season has been jam-packed with exciting entertainment, fabulous stars and unforgettable nights that only live theatre can provide and this week one of the oldest awards institutions held their annual star-studded celebration honoring the best, brightest and, in many cases, newest top talent to appear on the scene this year, the 2015 Theatre World Awards. Standing out out from the pack of similar events around this time of year, the Theatre World Awards is voted on by a committee of top theatre professionals and this year's show was again directed by Barry Keating and hosted by Peter Filicia. The 71st presentation of the awards - and, yes, it is older than the Tony Awards and the Drama Desk Awards - was marked by a sensational ceremony at the Lyric Theatre on Broadway, home of the rapturously received revival of ON THE TOWN, and I was lucky enough to get a fly-on-the-wall view of not only the big awards show itself, but the rehearsal, as well - and chat with some of the starry attendees and winners, as well. Here are some of the standout moments in an unforgettable evening. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes Makes Provincetown Debut This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Two Time Tony Nominee and star of Broadway's 'Cinderella' Laura Osnes will make her Provincetown debut tonight, June 27 and tomorrow, June 28 at 7:00 PM as she launches the star-studded 2015 Broadway @ The Art House season, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

India Adams & Annette Warren Come to Catalina Jazz Club This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

India Adams and Annette Warren, whose voices have entertained generations of moviegoers in such MGM classics as 'Show Boat' and 'The Band Wagon,' will bring their new show 'Hollywood's Secret Singing Stars' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood tonight and tomorrow, June 26 and 27 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Stephanie J. Block & More Set for 2015-16 TRUST Cabaret Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust is pleased to announce the fourth season for the 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series. This popular series provides audiences with a rare opportunity to experience the finest cabaret artists and their outstanding musical accompanists at the intimate Cabaret at Theater Square, 655 Penn Avenue, in downtown Pittsburgh's Cultural District. The 2015-2016 TRUST Cabaret Series will showcase award-winning Broadway, stage and film stars Tommy Tune, Stephanie J. Block, Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana performing together on one night, followed by Rebecca Luker and closing the season will be a performance by Paulo Szot. These exceptional performers will share a special evening of cabaret featuring songs from current Broadway, Jazz, American Standards and more. (more...)

India Adams & Annette Warren Coming to Catalina Jazz Club, 6/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2015

India Adams and Annette Warren, whose voices have entertained generations of moviegoers in such MGM classics as 'Show Boat' and 'The Band Wagon,' will bring their new show 'Hollywood's Secret Singing Stars' to the Catalina Jazz Club in Hollywood on Friday and Saturday, June 26 and 27 at 8:30 PM. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor three of the organization's 'Unsung Heroes' - Ted Chapin, Jeffrey Gural and Robert Zukerman at TDF's Gala tonight, June 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Make Provincetown Debut, 6/27-28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

 Two Time Tony Nominee and star of Broadway's "Cinderella" Laura Osnes will make her Provincetown debut on Saturday, June 27 and Sunday, June 28 at 7:00 PM as she launches the star-studded 2015 Broadway @ The Art House season, with Sirius XM star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com  or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

Star of Stage and Screen Roger Rees Dies at 71
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2015

It was just back in late-May when we reported that Roger Rees, then starring in THE VISIT on Broadway opposite Chita Rivera had departed the show on a medical leave. Today, we are sad to share the news that the star passed away on Friday evening, at home in New York at 71. According to a statement from his publicist, he passed away at home after battling a brief illness. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Osnes, Nikki M. James & More Broadway Stars Analyze the '2016 Broadway Debate'
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2016

Tired of heated, controversial Presidential debates? Well last night, Laura Osnes, Frank DiLella, Nikki M. James and Andrew Keenan-Bolger switched gears to analyze the 2016 Broadway Debate. (more...)

Cole Porter's KISS ME KATE Leads Blu-ray Musical Collection, Out 3/3
by Movies News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Kiss Me Kate -- Cole Porter's 1953 hit musical filmed with the most advanced 3D technology during the medium's "golden era" - will be released March 3 in a new restored Blu-ray edition by Warner Bros. Home Entertainment. (more...)

Tony Sheldon Stars in Squabbalogic's MAN OF LA MANCHA, Beginning Tonight in Sydney
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Squabbalogic Independent Music Theatre Inc has welcomes the brilliant cast line up for their new production of MAN OF LA MANCHA, playing at the Seymour Centre's Reginald Theatre from tonight 25th February to 21st March 2015. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 2/22/2015
by BWW - Feb 22, 2015

Upcoming Shows - Week of 2/22/2015 for Boston (more...)

If We Loved Them... We'd Tell Them So! Reasons to Adore CAROUSEL's Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Both Broadway favorites, Osnes and Pasquale will travel to the midwest to take on these iconic roles, and we can't wait to see what happens when they unite onstage. In anticipation of the production, BroadwayWorld brings you our very own list of reasons that we adore both of them! (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Mentor Students at 2015 Songbook Academy
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde) will serve as a mentor at the 2015 Songbook Academy. Osnes joins founder of the program, Michael Feinstein, for this one-of-a-kind music and performance intensive for high school students. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

InDepth InterView: InReview 2014 - All The Year's Top Conversations
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 31, 2014

2014 was a banner year for BroadwayWorld's most popular and most expansive interview series, InDepth InterViews, and we celebrate the closing of the calender with a look back at the most memorable entries from this year with some of my personal comments on the conversations themselves. Participants include: Elaine Stritch, Kevin Spacey, James Earl Jones, Lea Michele, Vanessa Williams, Jane Lynch, Brian Stokes Mitchell, Tracey Ullman, Stephen Schwartz, Lena Hall, Randy Graff, Kelli O'Hara and many more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/30/2015 - MOZART IN THE JUNGLE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Dec 30, 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: Broadway stars hit the small screen! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/30/14 - 37th Annual KENNEDY CENTER HONORS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 30, 2014

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: A slew of stars gather for tonight's KENNEDY CENTER HONORS, Bernadette Peters comes to Bravo and more! (more...)

Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman have confirmed that 4-time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring in the new comedy Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The production begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and will open on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Living on Love will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015.Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 29, 2014. (more...)

Tony Nominee Laura Osnes to Join Steven Pasquale in Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Lyric Opera of Chicago announced today that Laura Osnes will star as Julie Jordan in Lyric's new production of Carousel, on stage April 11 through May 3, 2015. Osnes comes to Lyric following her Tony-nominated role in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella on Broadway. She joins Steven Pasquale, who stars as Billy Bigelow, in this new production directed and choreographed by legendary Tony, Emmy, and Olivier Award winner Rob Ashford. (more...)

Laura Osnes & Santino Fontana Set for A BROADWAY ROMANCE Valentine's Day Concert with New York Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

Ted Sperling will conduct the New York Philharmonic and vocalists Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana in A Broadway Romance, a one-night-only Valentine's Day concert, Saturday, February 14, 2015, at 8:00 p.m. The program will feature songs from popular musicals ranging from Bernstein's West Side Story and Gershwin's Girl Crazy to Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel and Stephen Sondheim's Company, woven together to tell a unified narrative of a romance from beginning to end, from meeting to first date to falling in love to marriage. (more...)

Full Cast Set for THE BANDSTAND Starry World Premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2015-2016 season with the world premiere musical The Bandstand. As previously announced, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott (Newsies, Gigi) and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in The Bandstand. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 3-9, Featuring Laura Osnes, Chuck Wagner, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 2, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras 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: An Evening with Laura Osnes; David Josefsberg at 54 Below; Chuck Wagner: Living the Dream; #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert; and Jekyll & Hyde Resurrection. (more...)

Tony Sheldon and More Join World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

Berkeley Rep has announced the full company for its 2015-16 season opener Amelie, A New Musical, starring award-winning actress Samantha Barks. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Corey Cott & Beth Leavel Set for New Musical THE BANDSTAND at Paper Mill
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced that Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, Bonnie and Clyde), Corey Cott (Newsies,Gigi) and Tony Award winner Beth Leavel (The Drowsy Chaperone, 42nd Street) will star in the theater's world-premiere musical The Bandstand .   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Flashback - Valerie Harper and Rick McKay Wish Luigi a Happy 85th Birthday at LOOPED
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Rick McKay, the producer/director of Rick McKay's Broadway: The Golden Age Film Trilogy, just unveiled a backstage video of Valerie Harper and himself wishing legendary dance pioneer and teacher Eugene 'Luigi' Louis Facciuto a happy 85th birthday after a performance of LOOPED. Watch the footage below! (more...)

Beloved Broadway Choreographer Eugene 'Luigi' Louis Facciuto Dies at 90
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

One of Broadway's most beloved choreographers and dance teachers, Eugene 'Luigi' Louis Faccuito, has died at 90 years old. (more...)

Jonathan Groff, Jan Maxwell, Laura Osnes & Julie Halston Set for TDF's Gala in June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Theatre Development Fund, the not-for-profit service organization for the performing arts, will honor three of the organization's "Unsung Heroes" - Ted Chapin, Jeffrey Gural and Robert Zukerman at TDF's Gala on Monday, June 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street).  TDF is honoring these "heroes," as they have assisted the organization in fulfilling its mission of supporting works of artistic merit and helping to make theatre accessible to all. (more...)

Photo Flash: Rick McKay Shows the Magic of Luigi's Dance Classes in #TBT Post
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

Rick McKay, the producer/director of the BROADWAY: THE GOLDEN AGE Film Trilogy, just posted a set of photos of dance legend and creator of modern jazz dance Luigi in honor of Throwback Thursday. Scroll down for a look at Luigi at the shoot for McKay's upcoming film BROADWAY: BEYOND THE GOLDEN AGE, set for release next year! (more...)

BWW Dance Review: BALLET HISPANICO Starts Strong but Comes up Short at The Joyce
by Juan Michael Porter II - Apr 12, 2016

Ballet Hispanico celebrated their 45th Anniversary with a program of three contrasting pieces at The Joyce. (more...)

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