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BWW Review: Sondheim's Storytelling Shines in Winter Park Playhouse's PUTTING IT TOGETHERBWW Review: Sondheim's Storytelling Shines in Winter Park Playhouse's PUTTING IT TOGETHER
by Matt Tamanini - May 6, 2015

Stephen Sondheim is the greatest writer that the musical theatre has ever known. Now, obviously, intelligent minds can disagree, but if you do, I'm sorry, you're wrong. From story integration, to compelling characterizations, to insightful and witty lyrics, to complex and engaging melodies, no one has ever done it better than the man that many call "The Master." Sondheim's genius comes from the fact that every syllable he writes, and every note he composes, is in service of the story that he is telling; which is why I am always apprehensive of seeing one of the numerous revues of his work. Though he has been intimately involved in such shows as SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, MARRY ME A LITTLE, and PUTTING IT TOGETHER, which is running through May 9th at The Winter Park Playhouse, it often feels slightly disingenuous to see his songs, which fit so seamlessly amidst their original works, shoe-horned into completely contrived circumstances. Fortunately, under the direction of Roy Alan (who also choreographed), WPP's production makes each of Sondheim's beloved songs feel fresh, exciting, and (nearly) wholly original. (more...)

Emily Padgett Leads World Premiere of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL, Beginning Tonight in PasadenaEmily Padgett Leads World Premiere of Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL, Beginning Tonight in Pasadena
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit to lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Performances at Pasadena Playhouse take place tonight, May 29, through June 28, 2015, followed by a Seattle run October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces a final list of performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. The award will be bestowed upon Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who will accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will present Mr. Sondheim with the award. (more...)

SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Coming to Philipstown Depot Theatre, 5/30SONDHEIM UNPLUGGED Coming to Philipstown Depot Theatre, 5/30
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

 Sondheim Unplugged, New York's long-running hit revue (currently in residence at Manhattan's 54 Below), will make a special, one night only appearance in Putnam County on Saturday, May 30th at 8pm at the Philipstown Depot Theatre, located on Garrison's Landing in Garrison, NY. Tickets, $30, may be obtained by visiting http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/1167073 or by calling 1.800.838.3006. A smash, sold-out success when it was presented at the Depot in 2011 & 2013, the show makes its' triumphant return this Spring - get your tickets fast! (more...)

BWW Reviews: 5th Ave's JASPER IN DEADLAND Provides No Reason to LiveBWW Reviews: 5th Ave's JASPER IN DEADLAND Provides No Reason to Live
by Jay Irwin - May 15, 2015

If you're going to tell a story about a journey to hell and back then you need to have a reason. Some kind of moral or message or even just an engaging character that the audience can grab ahold of to root for success. Unfortunately the new musical “Jasper in Deadland”, currently at the 5th Avenue Theatre, offers none of those things. On top of that it fails to offer any kind of memorable or plot-moving songs leaving me to wonder who this show was written for since it obviously wasn't the audience. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Appear at Arden Theatre to Accept Master Storyteller Award; Performers Set!Stephen Sondheim Will Appear at Arden Theatre to Accept Master Storyteller Award; Performers Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces participating performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be present to accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: The Lord & The Master - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim's Dual BirthdaysFLASH SPECIAL: The Lord & The Master - Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim's Dual Birthdays
by Pat Cerasaro - Mar 22, 2015

Today we shine a special spotlight on today's annual birthday twofer with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves, The Lord & The Master aka Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

Kennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award WinnersKennedy Center Names 2015 Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2015

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announced the 2015 winners of Kennedy Center/Stephen Sondheim Inspirational Teacher Awards -- a series of annual grants which recognize American teachers by spotlighting their extraordinary impact on the lives of students. Thirteen teachers were selected in 2015 from a pool of nominations received through the Kennedy Center's website. Award recipients each receive $10,000 and are showcased, along with the people they inspired, on a website dedicated to inspirational teachers. The awards were created in honor of Stephen Sondheim's 80th birthday in 2010 and were initiated and funded through the generous support of Myrna and Freddie Gershon. (more...)

Beware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare ShowtunesBeware the Ides of March with 15 Shakespeare Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Mar 15, 2015

'If music be the food of love, play on.' Even before the invention of the musical comedy (more on that later), William Shakespeare knew the importance of music in telling stories on stage. For our March feature, my colleague Jeff Walker and I thought that instead of marking the Ides of March with songs about murder, betrayal, and fate, we would focus on the synergy between showtunes and Shakespeare. (more...)

Keith Pinto to Lead COMPANY at San Francisco Playhouse; Cast Announced!Keith Pinto to Lead COMPANY at San Francisco Playhouse; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse will complete its twelfth season with Stephen Sondheim's trailblazing musical comedy, Company, directed by Susi Damilano. The play will feature a cast of local favorites, with Keith Pinto (Into the Woods) starring as Robert, along with Teresa Attridge, Velina Brown*, Morgan Dayley, Michelle Drexler, Ryan Drummond*, Richard Frederick*, John Paul Gonzalez, Monique Hafen*, Stephanie Prentice*, Chris Reber*, Abby Sammons, Nicole Weber and Michael Scott Wells. (more...)

BWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations Screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE with Nathan LaneBWW Invite: Attend SAG Foundation Career Conversations Screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE with Nathan Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. On June 10 (6PM) please join us for a Conversations screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, Q&A with Nathan Lane?. Moderated by BroadwayWorld.com's Richard Ridge, the event will take place at The New School - Tishman Auditorium (63 Fifth Ave). (more...)

Paper Mill Announces Winners of 20th Annual Rising Star AwardsPaper Mill Announces Winners of 20th Annual Rising Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2015

(Millburn, NJ) June 2, 2015 - As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way.  Since their inception in 1996, the Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards for Excellence in High School Musical Theatre have ignited the careers of many notable performers, all of whom attended high school in New Jersey.  Among the early nominees and winners are Academy Award winner Anne Hathaway (Les Miserables), Tony Award winners Laura Benanti (Gypsy) and Nikki M. James (The Book of Mormon), Tony nominee Rob McClure (Chaplin), and UK Olivier Award nominee Jared Gertner (The Book of Mormon - West End)  The 2015 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards ceremony took place at Paper Mill Playhouse on Tuesday, June 2, at 7:30pm, featuring presenters from Broadway and beyond. Union High School won the coveted title of Outstanding Overall Production and left Paper Mill Playhouse with a total of nine Rising Star Awards.   (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Nathan Lane!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 28, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for 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 followed a special screening of LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER: THE NANCE, featuring Nathan Lane and moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER by the Saint Petersburg Opera CompanyBWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER by the Saint Petersburg Opera Company
by Peter Nason - Jun 28, 2015

A festive, underrated, underperformed gem, SPO's production at the Palladium is first rate with an excellent cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Warehouse Theatre Company's Sondheim In ConcertPhoto Coverage: First Look at Warehouse Theatre Company's Sondheim In Concert
by Jerri Shafer - Jun 26, 2015

Join Warehouse Theatre Columbus in a rousing tribute to the American musical theatre master composer Stephen Sondheim. (more...)

WATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This FallWATERFALL World Premiere to Close This Weekend at Pasadena Playhouse; Heads to Seattle This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

WATERFALL, the epic new Broadway bound musical love story, which had its world premiere at The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director, Sheldon Epps) on June 7, 2015, will play its final performance on Sunday, June 28. The production will next play Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre October 1-25, 2015. (more...)

Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!Darko Tresnjak Helms Anastasia Barzee in KISS ME, KATE at The Old Globe; Full Cast, Creative Team Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe's presentation of Kiss Me, Kate, the classic musical comedy featuring a book by Sam and Bella Spewack and an iconic score by Cole Porter. (more...)

BWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLBWW TV: First Look at Highlights of Emily Padgett and More the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 15, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

BWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Pasadena Playhouse's World Premiere of WATERFALLBWW TV: Behind the Scenes of Pasadena Playhouse's World Premiere of WATERFALL
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2015

The Pasadena Playhouse (Artistic Director Sheldon Epps) presents the World premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, starring Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla: Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit and featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.   (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and More in the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALLPhoto Flash: First Look at Emily Padgett and More in the World Premiere of Pasadena Playhouse's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in welcoming Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit lead the cast of the world premiere of WATERFALL, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20.  Check out a first look below! (more...)

Laura Benanti, Rob McClure and More to Present at Paper Mill's 2015 Rising Star AwardsLaura Benanti, Rob McClure and More to Present at Paper Mill's 2015 Rising Star Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

To celebrate its 20-year milestone, the 2015 Paper Mill Playhouse Rising Star Awards will be broadcast live online and available on HomeTowne Television. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden TonightJason Robert Brown, Rob McClure Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2015

Arden Theatre Company hosts its Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert tonight, June 1, 2015. The award will be bestowed upon Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who will accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will present Mr. Sondheim with the award. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2015BWW's On This Day - July 22, 2015
by - Jul 22, 2015

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on July 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Kicks Off Today at 59E59 TheatersSUMMER SHORTS 2015 Kicks Off Today at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 comes to 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director), today, July 17. (more...)

Haydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This FallHaydn Gwynne, Stephen Bogardus, Lauren Molina and More to Lead Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2015

The Huntington Theatre Company will open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music, Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work. Huntington Artistic Director Peter DuBois (after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. (more...)

Full Casting Confirmed for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 TheatersFull Casting Confirmed for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Casting is complete for SUMMER SHORTS 2015 at 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director).  (more...)

CRT to Stage New Adaptation of LYSISTRATA, 2/26-3/8CRT to Stage New Adaptation of LYSISTRATA, 2/26-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2015

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the Greek comedy Lysistrata by Aristophanes in the Nafe Katter Theatre on the UConn-Storrs campus from February 26th through March 8th. See how one woman's crusade to end the Peloponnesian War leads to wild laughter, bawdy puns, and both genders begging to make love, not war. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 and visit www.crt.uconn.edu. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim to Accept Arden Theatre Company's First-Ever Master Storyteller Award This SummerStephen Sondheim to Accept Arden Theatre Company's First-Ever Master Storyteller Award This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim as the first recipient of the new Master Storyteller Award. Sondheim will be present to accept the award at a ticketed award ceremony and concert, on Monday, June 1st, at a fundraising event that benefits the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. (more...)

Gary Patterson Of Texas Christian University Named 2014 Paul 'Bear' Bryant Coach Of The YearGary Patterson Of Texas Christian University Named 2014 Paul 'Bear' Bryant Coach Of The Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

HOUSTON, Jan. 14, 2015 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ Gary Patterson of Texas Christian University (TCU) takes the 2014 Coach of the Year title at the American Heart Association's Paul 'Bear' Bryant Awards presented by Marathon Oil Corporation. (more...)

The Muny's OKLAHOMA Set to Feature the Choreography of Susan StromanThe Muny's OKLAHOMA Set to Feature the Choreography of Susan Stroman
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

The Muny announced today its 2015 production of Oklahoma! will feature the Laurence Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award® nominated choreography of Susan Stroman. The Muny is honored to be the first theater in the world to recreate this extraordinary choreography, last seen in 2004. The Muny production will be directed by Rob Ruggiero, with music direction by Kevin Stites. Ms. Stroman's work will be recreated by Ginger 'Rodgers & Hammerstein's score is everything you dream a musical should be,' said Susan Stroman. (more...)

OARS Catalog Features Adventures for the Whole FamilyOARS Catalog Features Adventures for the Whole Family
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Veteran family adventure vacations outfitter O.A.R.S. announces the release of its new Family Adventures Catalog with its 2015 line-up of 21 all-inclusive time-for-a-break options for families. (more...)

Renee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn Lead the Met's MERRY WIDOW, Beginning TonightRenee Fleming, Kelli O'Hara and Nathan Gunn Lead the Met's MERRY WIDOW, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2014

Renee Fleming will add a new role to her extensive repertory when she sings her first-ever performances of Hanna Glawari, the title role in Lehar's The Merry Widow, at the Met this season. Four-time Tony Award winner Susan Stroman makes her Met debut as director and choreographer of a new production of the comic operetta, in which a wealthy widow's countrymen launch a romantic plot to keep her -- and her tax dollars -- within their borders. (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/2015 - THE CHRISTIANS, HAMLET IN BED, Babs and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/28/2015 - THE CHRISTIANS, HAMLET IN BED, Babs and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: THE CHRISTIANS and HAMLET IN BED begin off-Broadway and Babs gets a rerun on THE TONIGHT SHOW! (more...)

Stephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary AwardsStephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award will be presented to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Universally heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

Nathan Lane and Debra Messing to Lead Benefit Readings of Short Plays by Wesley Taylor This FallNathan Lane and Debra Messing to Lead Benefit Readings of Short Plays by Wesley Taylor This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

Stage stars Tony winner Nathan Lane and Emmy winner Debra Messing -- an odd pair but a fun choice -- are teaming up for BRIDGING THE GAP AND OTHER SHORT PLAYS BY WESLEY TAYLOR to benefit The Actors Fund. (more...)

Photo Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 OpeningPhoto Flash: Clea Alsip, J.J. Kandel, Neil LaBute and More Celebrate SUMMER SHORTS 2015 Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

SUMMER SHORTS 2015 began at 59E59 Theaters, produced by Throughline Artists (J.J. Kandel, Producing Director), on July 17 and continues through August 29. The Off-Broadway Opening Party was held at Fogo de Chao Churrascaria last night, August 10, in New York City, and BroadwayWorld has photos of the festivities below! (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Perform BEST OF BROADWAY, 4/17-18N.C. Symphony to Perform BEST OF BROADWAY, 4/17-18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony continues its 2014-15 Pops Series with three performances that feature unforgettable music from the Broadway stage in "Best of Broadway," on Friday, April 17 at 8 p.m., and Saturday, April 18, at 3 p.m. and again at 8 p.m. Led by Resident Conductor William Henry Curry, the concerts will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall. Also featured will be vocalists Kathy Voytko, Richard Todd Adams, Ron Remke, and Ted Keegan, singing songs from some of Broadway's greatest composers, including Andrew Lloyd Webber, Leonard Bernstein, Meredith Willson, Henry Mancini, and more. (more...)

Cleveland Stage Alliance to Present DIRTY POP: THE MILLENNIUM MIXTAPE at the Bop Stop, 5/24Cleveland Stage Alliance to Present DIRTY POP: THE MILLENNIUM MIXTAPE at the Bop Stop, 5/24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

Cleveland Stage Alliance (CSA) presents "Dirty Pop: The Millennium Mixtape," at the Bop Stop, now part of the Cleveland Music Settlement, on Sunday, May 24, 2015 at 8 PM. (more...)

Making the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on BroadwayMaking the World's First Musical! Meet the Full Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 22, 2015

The new musical comedy Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, officially opens on Broadway tonight, April 22, 2015 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3The Vancouver Opera Concludes Its 2014-2015 Season with SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Revenge will be delicious in the final production of Vancouver Opera's 2014-2015 season: Stephen Sondheim's brilliantly thrilling Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, onstage at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre for 6 performances April 25 - May 3, 2015. (more...)

Thom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALLThom Sesma, J. Elaine Marcos & Bie Sukrit to Join Emily Padgett in World Premiere of Richard Maltby Jr. & David Shire's WATERFALL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The 5th Avenue Theatre joins with producing partner Pasadena Playhouse in announcing that Emily Padgett (Broadway: Side Show, Rock of Ages), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai superstar Bie Sukrit will lead the cast of the world premiere of Waterfall, an epic new Broadway bound musical love story, featuring a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical ThingsSOUND OFF Special Edition: Something Rotten! 10 Surprising Shakespeare-Inspired Theatrical Things
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 15, 2015

Today we are shining a spotlight on some rarely discussed and unusual connections between the world of William Shakespeare and theatrical pop culture at large. Given the wide breadth of material contained within the canon of the Bard, it is certainly no understatement to claim that the connections are virtually endless between many modern tropes, terms, themes and ideas that derive in his classic plays - whether they be tragedies, comedies, histories or latter plays - yet the intriguing aspects of many of the lesser-known theatrical connections between Shakespeare and modern theatre are illuminating and fascinating to unearth. Ranging from the influence of Shakespeare on some of our greatest musical theatre masters - Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and William Finn included - through to the inspiration behind both Broadway's most lucrative production in history (THE LION KING) and the longest-running show in NYC to date (THE FANTASTICKS), the impact of Shakespeare on Broadway is impossible to accurately calculate - and, now, with the lovable and hilarious Shakespeare paean SOMETHING ROTTEN! poised to open later this month, the Bard is about to get a fresh jolt of electricity, buzz and excitement from the theatre community at large. Fear no more, indeed. (more...)

VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane Talks Pre-Fame Career & More on 'Live'VIDEO: IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane Talks Pre-Fame Career & More on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Nathan Lane stopped by today's 'Live' and shared stories about the odd jobs he had in the beginning of his career. Check out the appearance below! (more...)

The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3The Vancouver Opera Presents SWEENEY TODD, 4/25-5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

A massive 12,000-pound moving steel platform – and the Vancouver Opera Orchestra – will dominate the Queen Elizabeth theatre stage for VO's innovative new production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, opening April 25, 2015 for only 6 performances through May 3. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan LaneBWW Exclusive: Eugene O'Neill Theater Center Honors Nathan Lane
by National Theater Institute - Apr 13, 2015

Nathan Lane has created a wide footprint on American stage, film, and television and encompasses the ethos of the Monte Cristo Award - artistic excellence and lifelong commitment to theater. (more...)

City of Lights! Meet the Full Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Opening Tonight on BroadwayCity of Lights! Meet the Full Cast of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 12, 2015

The new Broadway musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens tonight, April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch interviews with the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Takes Bows with New Cast Members Nathan Lane and T.R. Knight!Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Takes Bows with New Cast Members Nathan Lane and T.R. Knight!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Last night, T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane have just joined and rejoined the cast of It's Only A Play, currently playing at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Toasts the Return of Nathan Lane and New Cast Member T.R. Knight!Photo Coverage: IT'S ONLY A PLAY Toasts the Return of Nathan Lane and New Cast Member T.R. Knight!
by Walter McBride - Apr 1, 2015

Last night, T.R. Knight, Emmy Award nominated actor, and two-time Tony Award winner Nathan Lane joined and rejoined the cast of It's Only A Play, currently playing at Broadway's Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. Both will continue with the production through its scheduled closing date of June 7, 2015. BroadwayWorld was there for the big night and you can check out photos from backstage below! (more...)

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