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Exclusive: BWW Interviews LA LA LAND Creative Team Damien Chazelle, Justin Hurwitz, and Jordan Horowitz
by Maeve Riley - May 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld takes a stroll through the La La Land while interviewing the creative team for the film. Director Damien Chazelle, Composer Justin Hurwitz, and Producer Jordan Horowitz fill us in on what it was like bringing Hollywood's latest blockbuster musical to life onscreen. (more...)

Ars Lyrica Wraps up its 2016-17 Season with a Fantastical Finale
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Performed in Zilkha Hall at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts on May 21st at 6:00 p.m., DON QUIXOTE'S EXCELLENT ADVENTURES winds up the Ars Lyrica 2016/2017 season with a whimsical Baroque program inspired by the figure of the Ingenious Gentleman of La Mancha. (more...)

New Musical ON THE AIR Set for Workshop Run at The Gallery Players
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

On the Air, a new musical, inspired by the lives of sibling performers Jack and Loretta Clemens, will be presented with a fully staged workshop production by Overtures at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn, NY. (more...)

A SUMMER FESTIVAL OF SONG At Bristol Riverside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Bristol Riverside Theatre announces its Summer Music Fest's three-concert series featuring a kaleidoscope of styles - from pop music of the 50's to patriotic classics to the golden years of Broadway. (more...)

Jazz Starlet Bria Skonberg Covers Bjork's 'It's Oh So Quiet'
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Vocalist, trumpeter and songwriter Bria Skonberg re-imagines it all on her new OKeh/Masterworks album, With a Twist. Coming off a recent Juno Award (Canada's version of The Grammys) for her first OKeh collection, Bria, Skonberg spins her cool and confident vocal style (more...)

BWW Feature: 'Circus 1903': Death-defying humans ... and puppet elephants!
by Kyle Christopher West - May 4, 2017

BWW Feature: 'Circus 1903': Death-defying humans ... and puppet elephants! (more...)

Chuck & Lilli Cooper, Bryce Pinkham & Lauren Worsham and Ryan Silverman to Bring Lerner & Loewe Hits to 92Y
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Rob Berman, music director of the New York City Center Encores! series and recent Broadway musicals Dames at Sea, Bright Star and Tuck Everlasting, makes his L&L debut as artistic director for a captivating season-closer and night of romantic songs, from 'Almost Like Being in Love' to 'I Could Have Danced All Night.' Bringing Lerner and Loewe's worlds to life: the father-daughter team of Chuck Cooper and Lilli Cooper (The Life, and Spring Awakening, respectively); A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder co-stars Bryce Pinkham and Lauren Worsham; and Side Show's Ryan Silverman. (more...)

ROMY AND MICHELE'S HIGH SCHOOL REUNION Finds Full Company at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

Joining Broadway star Cortney Wolfson and Disney star Stephanie Renee Wall onstage this summer in the world premiere production of Romy and Michele's High School Reunion at The 5th Avenue Theatre is a sensational cast that's the coolest thing since the invention of Post-its! (more...)

Birmingham Royal Ballet presents COPPELIA This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

This June, Birmingham Royal Ballet takes to the road once more with Coppelia, a timeless classic from The Golden Age of ballet. (more...)

Garden Theatre Announces 2017 Summer Movie Series
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

The Garden Theatre is pleased to announce the 2017 Summer Movie Series, running from June 15 through August 5 at the Garden Theatre (160 West Plant Street, Winter Garden).  This summer's line-up includes 28 feature-length films: Thursday Vintage Favorites and movie marathons as part of the new Big Screen Binge Series. The Garden's family-friendly Milk Money Movies will also be presented from June 13 through July 25 on Tuesday mornings. (more...)

Toast Named Gold and Platinum Winner by The Hermes Creative Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

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Photo Flash: Crest Theatre Hosts JIM CARUSO'S CAST PARTY
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2017

On May 23, the Crest Theatre in Delray Beach, Florida was proud to present the sixth appearance of Jim Caruso's Cast Party with Billy Stritch at the piano. Check out photos from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Penny Fuller and Anita Gillette Bring SIN TWISTERS, TOO to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

On Monday, May 22 at 7pm, the Broadway at Birdland concert series presented legendary Broadway and television stars Anita Gillette and Penny Fuller on the historic stage in Sin Twisters, Too. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)

Sierra Boggess, Kerry Butler, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT! Seattle Show
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

A special one-night-only edition of Concert for America: Stand Up, Sing Out! will be presented this summer at The 5th Avenue Theatre on Thursday, July 6 at 7:00 PM. A star-studded concert of songs, comedy and commentary, the Seattle edition of Concert for America will feature world class performers including Tony Award-winner Roger Bart (You're a Good Man Charlie Brown), Broadway star Sierra Boggess (The Little Mermaid) and Tony nominee and longtime 5th Avenue Theatre favorite Kerry Butler, who originated the role of Penny Pingleton in Hairspray at The 5th and on Broadway. Seattle's critically acclaimed Spectrum Dance Theater, Naomi Morgan, who starred as Mimi in Rent at The 5th and Caety Sagoian (Jasper in Deadland at The 5th) will also perform. Concert for America will benefit national organizations working to protect human rights. Additional performers will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Re-Staging of Fosse's 'I Wanna Be a Dancin' Man' & More Set for Steps on Broadway Conservatory Show
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Steps on Broadway, NYC's legendary professional dance center committed to training and maintaining the integrity of the art form, will complete the Conservatory spring semester with a bi-annual performance on June 3, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: Glenn Close and Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD Bring VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was thrilled to present Glenn Close and the cast of Sunset Boulevard in "Vintage Hollywood," a fundraising concert for Bring Change 2 Mind, which works to end the stigma and discrimination surrounding mental illness. (more...)

Capitol City Opera to Present 25th Annual ON THE LIGHT SIDE Indoor Picnic Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

Capitol City Opera (CCOC), a company dedicated to supporting and promoting local talent and producing opera accessible to everyone, will be holding the 25th Annual On the Light Side, a musical 'indoor picnic fundraiser,' on Friday, July 28 and Saturday, July 29, 2017 at the Highpoint Episcopal Community Churchin Sandy Springs. (more...)

3-D Theatricals Presents Reimagined R&H Classic OKLAHOMA
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2017

Known for stylish award-winning productions and their signature flair for bringing to the stage thoughtfully reimagined interpretations of musical theatre spectaculars, 3-D Theatricals of Los Angeles and Orange County takes on Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!... with a new point of view. (more...)

BWW Review: In LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Neil Simon Shares the Golden Age of Television Writer Room Craziness
by Shari Barrett - May 2, 2017

After working in the Warner Brothers Manhattan office mailroom, Playwright Neil Simon got his first big break as a staff writer on Sid Caesar's celebrated television series 'Your Show of Shows,' a live 90-minute variety show starring comedy legends Sid Caesar and Imogene Coca that ran from 1950 to 1954. The writing staff had a staggering talent pool that included; Mel Tolkin (All in the Family), Carl Reiner (Dick Van Dyke Show, The Jerk), Mel Brooks (Young Frankenstein, Blazing Saddles, Space Balls), Michael Stewart (Bye Bye Birdie, Hello Dolly!), Joseph Stein (Fiddler on the Roof), Lucille Kallen (worked on Broadway), Danny Simon (The Carol Burnett Show, Diff'rent Strokes) and his brother Neil Simon (The Odd Couple, Murder by Death). As a way of sharing his own experience working as the 'new kid' learning the ropes from the other, more experienced writers, Neil Simon wrote the outrageous comedy LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, now brilliantly staged at Little Fish Theatre in San Pedro through May 20. (more...)

Will Hannagan Brings Nostalgic New Cabaret SONGS FOR JACK to The Butterfly Club
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

 'As a kid I remember staying at my grandparents a lot. Nana baking apple slice while yelling at the television; Jacko (that's my grandpa) feeding the chooks, regaling us with stories of their youth. He'd tell us how he used to ride into Hamilton at night, kip on the freezing platform, just so he'd get to Melbourne in time to watch his sweetheart sing at the St Kilda Town Hall. Theirs was a romance that endured. Sixty years. And I only caught the tail end of it.' (more...)

Judi Mark to Bring I FEEL A SONG COMING ON to Don't Tell Mama
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Fresh from a smashing sold-out debut at the Boca Black Box, Boca Raton, Florida, dancer-singer-entertainer Judi Mark is pleased to bring her new show, I Feel a Song Coming On to Don't Tell Mama! in the Big Apple. This latest one-woman crowd-pleaser is an intimate tribute to Old Broadway and Hollywood, chock-full of classic songs, shimmering dance, and narrative witty, wise and fun. (more...)

THE REAL THING, GEORGE'S MARVELLOUS MEDICINE and More Set for Rose Theatre Kingston's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Rose Theatre Kingston today announces its autumn 2017 and spring 2018 season. (more...)

RIDING THE MIDNIGHT EXPRESS and More Set for Summer at Downstairs Cabaret Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The Downstairs Cabaret has announced nearly a dozen different shows as part of its 2017 Summer Program. (more...)

The New Musical HIT HER WITH THE SKATES Opens This Weekend at Rahway's Hamilton Stages
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, will get a pre-New York developmental production at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017.  Tickets are $25 and can be purchased by visiting www.hhwts.com. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, HELLO, DOLLY!, Tony Awards Get the Spotlight This Spring/Summer on NPR's BROADWAY TO MAIN STREET
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

In May, June & July the NPR Program "Broadway to Main Street" hosted by Laurence Maslon which airs Sundays at 3PM on NY/Long Island NPR-member station WPPB/88.3FM will feature interviews with Tony Award-nominee & Sweeney Todd star Carolee Carmello (May 28); a retrospective of The 1967 Tony Awards (June 4); a 2017 Tony Awards Special on Tonys Sunday (6/11) with recordings of all the top nominees for Best Musical and the best musical performer nominees including Bette Midler, Josh Groban, Ben Platt and more; a centennial tribute to Ella Fitzgerald (6/18); a Hello, Dolly! themed show (6/25) with musical selections from Carol Channing, Pearl Bailey, Ethel Merman, as well as selections from the new Bette Midler recording; and for a special July 4 holiday weekend show with original 1776 star William Daniels (July 3). (more...)

Jazz Legend Arturo Sandoval Joins World Premiere of 'LA LA LAND In Concert' at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Lionsgate (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B) today announced that 10-time Grammy®-winning jazz legend Arturo Sandoval will join the world premiere of LA LA LAND IN CONCERT: A LIVE-TO-FILM CELEBRATION (more...)

Queer|Art Announces Mentors for 2017-18 Program Cycle
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Queer|Art has announced the new Mentors for the 2017-2018 program cycle of Queer|Art|Mentorship. Applications open June 1st. (more...)

BWW Interview: Amy Toporek of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at Hamilton Stage
by Leigh Scheps - May 16, 2017

The new musical, Hit Her with the Skates, by Christine Rea & Rick Briskin, directed by Michael Schiralli with musical direction by Brandon Ethridge and choreography by Gina Ventura, opened last weekend at Hamilton Stage (UCPAC, Rahway, NJ) from May 12 - 27, 2017. BroadwayWorld's Leigh Scheps talks with star, Amy Toporek, about her involvement with the show since inception plus what it's like performing on stage with Broadway's John Treacy Egan. (more...)

Stunning Vocalist Calabria Foti Releases 'In the Still of the Night'
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Calabria Foti is one of music's best-kept secrets. She is a jazz/pop vocalist with a lush, silky voice and impeccable intonation, a recording artist who's shared the spotlight and the microphone with TV's Seth MacFarlane (and garnered a Grammy Award nomination). (more...)

FOUR GENERATIONS OF MILES, Glenn Close and More Coming Up This Month at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its schedule for May 22-May 28, featuring 'Four Generations of Miles' with Jimmy Cobb, Mike Stern, Buster Williams, Sonny Fortune, Glenn Close, Monday Michiru, and more. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Judson Mills & Jasmin Richardson of THE BODYGUARD Tour
by West of Broadway - May 10, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara swoon over their recent trip to the Pantages Theater to see the National Tour of The Bodyguard staring Deborah Cox. This episode kicks off with a visit from K-Earth 101 Radio Host, Larry Morgan who shared some insight into the societal impact the Bodyguard Soundtrack had on the American Music scene. (more...)

Glenn Close and the Cast of SUNSET BOULEVARD to Bring VINTAGE HOLLYWOOD to Birdland
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced Glenn Close in 'Vintage Hollywood,' a fundraising concert on Monday, May 22 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Cloudera Announces General Availability of Data Science Workbench to Accelerate Data Science and Machine Learning in the Enterprise
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

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DREAM LOVER Announced as Melbourne Summer Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Leading theatre producer John Frost and Chief Executive Officer of Arts Centre Melbourne, Claire Spencer, today announced that they would unite to reinstate the tradition of the annual summer musical in the State Theatre of Arts Centre Melbourne from 2017. (more...)

Liz & Andy Come to The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2017

Join International Piano/Vocal Duo Liz & Andy for an evening of Vintage Pop Music, with Special Guests! These Berklee College of Music Alums present an evening of their favorite pop songs, in Jazz/Retro Style! Come and enjoy this Swanky Cabaret venue with delicious cocktails! (more...)

BWW Interview: Christine Rea of HIT HER WITH THE SKATES at UCPAC 5/12 to 5/27
by Marina Kennedy - Apr 30, 2017

Broadwayworld.com interviewed Christine Rea, the writer of the new musical, 'Hit Her With The Skates.' The show will be performed at UCPAC's Hamilton Stage from May 12th to May 27th. (more...)

BWW Review: The Fugard's FUNNY GIRL - with Ashleigh Harvey as a Powerhouse Fanny Brice - a Valentine to Gentler and Jollier Times
by David Fick - Apr 29, 2017

The Fugard's first new musical production of 2017 puts FUNNY GIRL on South African stages, and the results are delightful - with a powerhouse performance from Ashleigh Harvey as Fanny Brice, the stage, radio and film personality around whom everyone and everything in the show revolves. (more...)

Flushing Town Hall Presents Shanghai Memories
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Illustrating its mission to provide global arts for a global community, Flushing Town Hall will bring the world to Queens on Saturday, May 6, when presenting Shanghai Memories: Golden Songs from the 1930s and 1940s. (more...)

It's Going to Be a Bumpy Night: Cate Blanchett to Star in Ivo van Hove Stage Adaptation of ALL ABOUT EVE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Baz Bamigboye of The Daily Mail has reported that Academy Award winning actor, Cate Blanchett, has signed on to play the role of Margo Channing in a stage adaptation of the classic film All About Eve. (more...)

Jazz Starlet Bria Skonberg Stirs Things Up WITH A TWIST
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

The euphoric buzz of New York, over cocktails on the edge of evening, alive with possibilities…anything goes. (more...)

Haley Swindal Brings New Concert GOLDEN GIRL to Feinstein's / 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Broadway powerhouse Haley Swindal is back at Feinstein's/54 Below by popular demand on May 30 at 7PM and June 6 at 9:30PM in Golden Girl - a brand-new concert event celebrating the music of an era that her heart and soul were born in - The Golden Age. (more...)

Queer|Art Announces SUMMER OF RESISTANCE Film Series at IFC Center
by Movies News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Queer|Art has announced 'Summer of Resistance,' a special season of films selected by activists and politically engaged collectives, presented as part of the long-running Queer|Art|Film series taking place at IFC Center from May 8-August 14. (more...)

BWW Review: ANASTASIA Brings Romantic Golden Age Style Back To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2017

No, that's not some forgotten Golden Age musical floating effervescently across the Broadhurst stage, but ANASTASIA sure has the old-fashioned romantic feel of one. The story of a young woman who may or may not be the presumed dead Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia has been told in many forms before - even as a short-lived 1965 Broadway musical called ANYA - but this new stage adaptation by Terrence McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) is surely a welcome variation. (more...)

Miral Reveals First-Glimpse Of Warner Bros. World Abu Dhabi Themed Worlds on Yas Island
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

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Podcast: West of Broadway Chats with Broadway Arts Camp Co-Founder, Alexis Carra
by West of Broadway - Apr 24, 2017

On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong sits down with Broadway Veteran and Co-founder of Broadway Arts Camp, Alexis Carra to discuss her journey from Broadway to Hollywood. Alexis also shares some stories from backstage and on set as well as her motivation behind her love of teaching and why her and her partner Chryssie Whitehead founded this west coast musical theater camp. (more...)

THAT'LL BE THE DAY comes to the Edinburgh Playhouse
by Natalie O'Donoghue - Apr 24, 2017

After an incredible three decades of touring, the UK's No.1 Rock and Roll variety production That'll Be The Day returns with another brand new show. (more...)

Step Right Up! Step Right Up! CIRCUS 1903 Makes North Texas Debut!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

In a world premiere event, the producers of the world's biggest magic show, THE ILLUSIONISTS, have teamed up with the award-winning puppeteers from WAR HORSE, to bring a thrilling turn-of-the-century circus spectacular. CIRCUS 1903 -The Golden Age of Circus will play at the Music Hall at Fair Park May 23 - June 4, 2017, presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This North Texas premier has all the thrill and daredevil entertainment one would expect from the circus, with an exciting new twist. (more...)

Jazz Vixen Dame Madelyn to be Live at Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2017

Jazz vixen singer, Dame Madelyn, will be performing a very special show at Metropolitan Room on Thursday, May 11, 2017 at 9PM. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Connecticut - Week of 4/23/2017
by BWW - Apr 23, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/23/2017 for Connecticut (more...)

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