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Stephanie J. Block Comes to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2014

Tony nominated Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. (more...)

NJ Rep Premieres New Musical DATE OF A LIFETIME Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will present the new musical 'Date of a Lifetime' with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, tonight, March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director/Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY National Tour Heading to Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, 3/11-16
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2014

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Thousand Oaks. WEST SIDE STORY plays at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza March 11-16, 2014 as part of the 2013-14 Broadway in Thousand Oaks Series. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy From Oz, The Life). (more...)

Photos and Video: Meet the Full Company of IF/THEN, Beginning Tomorrow on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Mar 4, 2014

IF/THEN, starring Idina Menzel (aka 'Adele Dazeem'), begins previews tomorrow, March 5, and officially opens on March 30 at Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre (226 West 46th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the full cast, plus watch interviews and footage of the company performing in last month's NYC fan concert of the musical! (more...)

BWW TV: On the Scene at the New York Pops' ON BROADWAY Concert with Andrew Rannells & Stephanie J. Block
by Randy Rainbow - Mar 31, 2014

The New York Pops just presented On Broadway- an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the concert below! (more...)

Hugh Jackman Sings About Wolverine
by E.H. Reiter - Mar 31, 2014

Hugh Jackman sings about his most famous action role, Wolverine. (more...)

Must Watch Video: Hugh Jackman Sings from 'Wolverine The Musical'?!?
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2014

The always game Hugh Jackman, performed 'Wolverine The Musical' for The Matt Edmondson Show on BBC Radio. Trust us, you've NEVER heard 'Who Am I' from Les Miserables sung like this before! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside New York Pops' ON BROADWAY with Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 24, 2014

The New York Pops just presented On Broadway- an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the concert below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage at The New York Pops' ON BROADWAY Concert
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 24, 2014

The New York Pops just presented On Broadway- an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from backstage below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the New York Pops After Party with Stephanie J Block and Andrew Rannells
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 23, 2014

Steven Reineke, Music Director and conductor of the New York Pops greeted concert goers at a party at The Red Eye Grill after the 'On Broadway' concert at Carnegie Hall. On Broadway is an evening which celebrated some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present. The sold out concert featured Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells with The New York Pops Orchestra. Check below for photos as BroadwayWorld takes you inside the party! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Andrew Rannells Join New York Pops at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

Tonight, March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. (more...)

Photo Coverage: In Rehearsal with the NY Pops and Stephanie J. Block!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Mar 21, 2014

Tonight, March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside rehearsal below! (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Return for THE WOLVERINE Sequel, March 2017; David James Kelly Signs on as Scribe
by Movies News Desk - Mar 21, 2014

ComingSoon.net reports that James Mangold's sequel to 2013's THE WOLVERINE will officially be hitting theaters on March 3, 2017, with Hugh Jackman returning as the lead. 20th Century Fox has also tapped David James Kelly to pen the screenplay. No details yet on the plot. (more...)

Say it Ain't So - Hugh Jackman Expecting to Be REPLACED as Wolverine
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2014

Unfortunately, unlike the comic book and big screen super hero, Jackman himself is aging (or so we're told). Talking on set to IGN, during the filming of the upcoming X-MEN: DAYS OF FUTURE PAST, Jackman reveals that: (more...)

Thousands Protest Rooney Mara's PETER PAN Casting
by Movies News Desk - Mar 19, 2014

Thousands of protesters have signed a petition against the casting of actress Rooney Mara as Tiger Lily in Warner Bros upcoming reboot of PETER PAN (more...)

Broadway In Detroit to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 5/13-18; Tickets on Sale 3/23
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is returning to Detroit! WEST SIDE STORY will appear at the Fisher Theatre, May 13- 18, 2014. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview on Friday, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

BWW TV: Andrew Rannells and Stephanie J. Block Give Sneak Peek at NY Pops Concert!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 12, 2014

On March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. The duo just gave a special preview of the concert and BroadwayWord was on hand to catch a sneak peek. Check out what they had to say about the special event below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Interview with Kevin Spirtas Starring in Riverside Theatre's CLOSER THAN EVER
by Stage Tube - Mar 11, 2014

Marcia Littlejohn conducts an interview (in two parts) with Kevin Spirtas starring in Closer Than Ever at Riverside Theatre, opening tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hugh Jackman Celebrates Australia Day at Refinery Rooftop
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2014

Sunday night, Hugh Jackman celebrated Australia Day with his wife Deborra-Lee Furness and his children, Oscar and Ava at Refinery Rooftop. Jackman gave a speech about his Australian pride with the rooftop view of the Empire State Building illuminated with Australia's colors directly behind him. He then gave a surprise performance of "I Still Call Australia Home" by Peter Allen - who Jackson played in his Tony Award-winning performance in The Boy From Oz on Broadway. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Patrick Page Brings GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Patrick Page in 'Good to be Bad' tonight, January 28th at 9:30 pm. (more...)

VIDEO: Hugh Jackman: 'I'm Very Excited to Get Back on Broadway!'
by TV News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

NBC's Tamron Hall caught up with Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman and his wife Deborah Lee Furness on Sunday for an Australia Day event honoring their native country. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Star as 'Blackbeard' in Warner Bros Live-Action PAN
by Movies News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Academy Award nominee Hugh Jackman ('Les Miserables') has been set to star in Warner Bros. Pictures' upcoming live-action Peter Pan feature for director Joe Wright ('Atonement,' 'Pride & Prejudice'). (more...)

Patrick Page to Bring GOOD TO BE BAD to 54 Below, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Patrick Page in 'Good to be Bad' on Tuesday, January 28th at 9:30 pm (more...)

Todd McKenney to Perform the Songs of Peter Allen on New Tour, Begin. 4/4
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

The Boy From Oz is BACK! This time in his own show. Todd McKenney is performing the songs of Peter Allen in a high energy, vibrant and entertaining night that showcases Todd's incredible talents. His Victorian and NSW tour, commencing on April 4, will perform in 12 venues across Victoria and NSW during April and May. (more...)

Photo Flash: White, Bessette & Iman in TRU's WILD AND WILLFUL WOMEN Reading
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2014

On Monday, January 13th, 2014 producers Kimberly Loren Eaton and Alan Swanke presented a reading of Wild and Willful Women to a full house at Baruch Performing Arts Center's Engelman Recital Hall, as the kickoff event the 13th Annual TRU Voices New Musicals Reading Series. This new musical is a tale of love, lust and witchcraft with book and lyrics by Bill Rogers and music by Daniel Doss. It was directed by Kimberly Loren Eaton, and music directed by Daniel Doss (national tours, The Addams Family and The Color Purple). Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Return to Broadway in Jez Butterworth's THE RIVER, Set for Early 2015?
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

Hugh Jackman just withdrew from the 2015-16 Broadway run of HOUDINI due to scheduling issues, but it seems he has found another project more in line with his busy career. The New York Post reveals the actor will be starring in Jez Butterworth's play THE RIVER in early 2015 on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Paramount Theatre's 42ND STREET in Aurora
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2014

No more tap dancing around it. If you haven't checked out the new 'Better than Broadway' musical series at the Paramount Theatre in downtown Aurora, the company's upcoming revival of the quintessential song-and-tap-dance musical 42nd Street, directed by Rachel Rockwell, choreography by Tammy Mader, with music direction by Doug Peck, is the perfect excuse. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Stephanie J. Block & Andrew Rannells to Join New York Pops at Carnegie Hall, 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

On March 21, 2014, The New York Pops continues its 31st season at Carnegie Hall with On Broadway, an evening celebrating some of Broadway's most unforgettable hits from the past and present, featuring Tony Award nominees Stephanie J. Block and Andrew Rannells. Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley were previously slated to perform but are unable to appear due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

Normie Rowe, Johnny Young and Colleen Hewett to Play The Palms, 14-15 Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2014

Normie Rowe, Johnny Young and Colleen Hewett will come together for a memorable night featuring all their chartbusting hits and some wonderful stories reaching back to the beginning of their incredible careers in the 60's. (more...)

NJ Rep to Premiere New Musical DATE OF A LIFETIME, 3/6-4/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2014

New Jersey Repertory Company will present the new musical 'Date of a Lifetime' with book and lyrics by Carl Kissin and music by Robert Baumgartner, Jr., produced in association with Hat on a Hat, LLC, on March 6 through April 6, 2014 at 179 Broadway in Long Branch. Marlo Hunter is the Director/Choreographer and Daniel Rein is the Musical Director. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY Opens This Week at Hayes Theatre Co
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2014

Sweet Charity - the first production at Hayes Theatre Co - starts this week, with limited tickets available for the season's performances. The classic award winning musical, is produced by Luckiest Productions and Neil Gooding Productions and will play at the Hayes Theatre Co from 7 February - 9 March 2014 (more...)

Hugh Jackman & Company Enter Recording Studio for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH; Filming to Begin Soon?
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2014

Details on the film's status have been scant in recent months, though Jackman has been attached to the project since 2011 when pre-production intitially began. With the crew putting time in at the studio, the film is expected to potentially begin filming within the coming months. (more...)

Stephanie J. Block Comes to The Cabaret at the Columbia Club, 3/7-8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2014

Tony nominated Stephanie J. Block has established herself as one of the most relevant and versatile voices in contemporary musical theatre. (more...)

Broadway's Philip Wm. McKinley to Direct THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Starlight this Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2014

Internationally known Director Philip Wm. McKinley will direct The Sound of Music at Starlight Theatre, July 25-31. McKinley previously directed Broadway's Spiderman: Turn Off the Dark and The Boy From Oz starring Hugh Jackman, as well as the internationally acclaimed 'Mozart L'OPERA ROCK' which premiered last year in Tokyo, Japan. (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS Goes on Sale Today at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale today, Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

DATE OF A LIFETIME to Run 3/6-4/6 at NJ Rep
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

It's a jungle out there! Finding a soul mate can be an exhausting experience for lonely hearts looking for love in all the wrong places. But for Marvin and Katie, it's kismet when their eyes first meet at a speed dating event. During their brief time together, they imagine what their lives would be like if they allowed this momentary encounter to evolve to the next level. Their decisions may determine their entire future and whether this will turn out to be a date from hell or a date of a lifetime. (more...)

Tickets for National Tour of The Gershwins' PORGY AND BESS to Go on Sale 2/21 at The Smith Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2014

The Smith Center announced today that single tickets for The National Tour of THE GERSHWINS' PORGY AND BESS, winner of the 2012 Tony Award for Best Musical Revival, will go on sale Feb. 21 at 10 a.m. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Opens Tonight at Calgary's Southern Alberta Jubilee Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

The tour smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Calgary! WEST SIDE STORY will open at the Southern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium tonight, February 11, 2014. (more...)

Hugh Jackman to Return as Host of 68th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - Feb 11, 2014

Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Hugh Jackman returns to host THE 68TH ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, live from Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 8 (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green, Luba Mason & More to Lead CHICK FLICK THE MUSICAL Showcase at Loft 227, 2/13-15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2014

Grab a glass of wine, snacks, tissues, and gather a few of your closest friends, because it's movie night! Chick Flick The Musical by Suzy Conn has announced the cast and creative team for its AEA-approved Showcase presentation taking place February 13 - 15 at Loft 227 in Chelsea. (more...)

GHOSTS Opens 22 May at Southbank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2014

More than a hundred years since it alarmed censors, appalled critics and thrilled audiences Henrik Ibsen's Ghosts remains as sensational and electric as ever. Opening Thursday 22 May 2014 at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner, internationally renowned Australian director Gale Edwards returns to MTC to direct this unflinching critique of marriage and social convention. (more...)

Trisha Rapier, Michael Scott & More Added to EASTER MYSTERIES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2014

It was announced today that Michael Scott (110 in the Shade, Follies), Trisha Rapier (Sister Act, The Boy From Oz), Chelsie Nectow, and Eileen Aurelia have joined the cast of Easter Mysteries. (more...)

Todd McKenney to Perform the Songs of Peter Allen on New Tour, Begin. Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

The Boy From Oz is BACK! This time in his own show. Todd McKenney is performing the songs of Peter Allen in a high energy, vibrant and entertaining night that showcases Todd's incredible talents. His Victorian and NSW tour, commencing on April 4, will perform in 12 venues across Victoria and NSW during April and May. (more...)

Musical Theatre West to Present West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL, 4/4-20
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2014

Musical Theatre West presents the third production of their 61st season, the West Coast Premiere of S'WONDERFUL: The New Gershwin Musical, created and directed by Ray Roderick, musicaldirection by Bret Simmons with choreography by Charlie Williams. S'WONDERFUL will preview today, April 4, open on Saturday, April 5 and perform for three weeks only through Sunday, April 20 at The Richard and Karen Carpenter Performing Arts Center, located at 6200 Atherton St., Long Beach on the campus of California State University, Long Beach. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY National Tour to Play National Theatre, 6/3-8
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

West Side Story returns to its theatrical home at the National Theatre for one week only, June 3 through 8. The landmark American musical made its world premiere at the National in 1957 prior to heading to Broadway, as did its revival in 2008, and now the North American tour of this celebrated story concludes in Washington at the place where it all began. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY is Coming to Concord for One Night Only, 5/27
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2014

The tour of the smash hit Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY is coming to Concord, NH. WEST SIDE STORY appears for one night only at the Capitol Center for the Arts on Tuesday, May 27, at 7:30pm. Tony Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award-nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy From Oz, The Life). (more...)

BWW Interviews: The Talented Ms. Tari Kelly on her Extensive Broadway Career and Channeling Judy Garland!
by Michael Mulhern - Apr 11, 2014

We chat with skilled actress and star of The Arvada Center's END OF THE RAINBOW on her vast Broadway background and her thoughts on all things Judy! (more...)

Theatrical Oratorio EASTER MYSTERIES Plays this Weekend from 4/11 - 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

There will be special presentations of Easter Mysteries a theatrical oratorio for a modern audience by John O'Boyle this Friday &Saturday, April 11 & 12 at 8pm; and on Sunday, April 13, 2014 at 7pm at the Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew, 263 West 86th Street (at West End Ave.) NYC. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Comes to The Morris Performing Arts Center, 5/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2014

WEST SIDE STORY plays at The Morris Performing Arts Center May 9-10, 2014 as part of the 2013-14 Broadway in South Bend Series presented by Broadway Theatre League. Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents' Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. The original Jerome Robbins choreography is reproduced by Tony Award® nominee Joey McKneely (The Boy From Oz, The Life). (more...)

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