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#CANDIDLY NICOLE & More Set for AOL's Fall 2014 Premieres#CANDIDLY NICOLE & More Set for AOL's Fall 2014 Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2014

AOL, Inc. today announced the Fall premiere dates for its 2014 slate of programming. Beginning Monday, October 6, AOL will roll-out three new original series throughout the month of October (more...)

Review Roundup: EVITA Opens in the West EndReview Roundup: EVITA Opens in the West End
by Review Roundups - Sep 22, 2014

Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's EVITA returns to London's West End for a strictly limited season at the Dominion Theatre. The musical considered by many to be Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's masterwork will play for 55 performances only in the West End, with musical theatre and pop icon Marti Pellow playing Che, Ben Forster playing Augustin Magaldi, and newcomer Madalena Alberto in the title role. EVITA officially opens tonight, 22 September. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 9/14/2014Now Playing Onstage in Boise - Week of 9/14/2014
by BWW - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 9/14/2014 for Boise (more...)

BWW Reviews: DO I HEAR A WALTZ Plays A Flat TuneBWW Reviews: DO I HEAR A WALTZ Plays A Flat Tune
by Harmony Wheeler - Oct 7, 2014

When Broadway actress Emily Skinner takes the stage and opens 42nd Street Moon's current offering, the next two hours look bright and worthwhile. Venice, Italy, as displayed on stage by set designer Hector Zavala promises magical, mystical miracles. Yet as the musical progresses, rather slowly at that, the script turns Skinner's immediately likeable character into a flawed one, condemned for what may seem to many like reasonable judgment calls. (more...)

Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15Seattle Opera to Present Puccini's TOSCA, 1/10/15
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Seattle—This January, Seattle Opera heats up the winter with one of the most fiery melodramas of all time: Tosca. In this tale, an opera diva must save the man she loves from the clutches of the lecherous police chief whose lust for The Leading Lady is as strong as his hunger for power. The ultimate, high-stakes love triangle takes audiences on a full-throttle ride toward a shocking and heartbreaking conclusion. (more...)

Kathy Brier, Douglas Lyons, Marty Thomas & More to Perform at Crossroads Theatre, 12/8Kathy Brier, Douglas Lyons, Marty Thomas & More to Perform at Crossroads Theatre, 12/8
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

A holiday concert featuring six Broadway stars is scheduled for Monday, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ (7 Livingston Ave. 08901). For ticket information and sponsorship opportunities, visit www.retreattobroadway.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Ryan Bowie Dazzles in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCHBWW Reviews: Ryan Bowie Dazzles in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 11, 2014

Let's be clear from the very start: Ryan Bowie gives a tour de force performance as the leading 'lady' in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, now playing in theotherspace at the Roxy Regional Theatre in Clarksville for only three more performances through Tuesday, November 18. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Drury Lane's CAMELOT Fizzles in a Passionless ProductionBWW Reviews: Drury Lane's CAMELOT Fizzles in a Passionless Production
by Elee Schrock - Nov 10, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com Chicago reviews Drury Lane's current production of 'Camelot.' (more...)

Metro Jazz Club, Galen Crawley and Eric Moore Set for Aurora Swing Nights: FUNKTACULAR!, 6/21Metro Jazz Club, Galen Crawley and Eric Moore Set for Aurora Swing Nights: FUNKTACULAR!, 6/21
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

Patrons will thrill to music from the Big Band Era all the way to Funk and Rock classics of the 70s and 80s at Aurora Swing Nights: Funktacular! concert on Saturday, June 21 at 8:00pm. Now a summertime tradition, this upbeat edition of the popular Swing Night concert series will feature the Metro Jazz Club performing a memorable array of rock 'n roll songs. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 5/25/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 5/25/2014
by BWW - May 25, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 5/25/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Review Roundup: IF/THEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: IF/THEN Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2014

Idina Menzel's back on Broadway! If/Then opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, with Tony winner Menzel leading the cast, which also features Anthony Rapp, LaChanze, James Snyder, Jerry Dixon, Jenn Colella, Jason Tam, Tamika Lawrence, and Jackie Burns. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Ruhl's STAGE KISS is Sweet, Sexy and ScrewballBWW Reviews: Ruhl's STAGE KISS is Sweet, Sexy and Screwball
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2014

You never know what might happen when two actors are assigned to kiss each other on stage. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Takes Plutarch's Ancient Rome to the Ozarks in 1850BWW Reviews: SEVEN BRIDES FOR SEVEN BROTHERS Takes Plutarch's Ancient Rome to the Ozarks in 1850
by Barry Lenny - Mar 29, 2014

Northern Light Theatre Company are giving an airing to that golden oldie, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, a show that has not been seen in Adelaide for a while. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Fiery Operatic Drama Unfolds in New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Shea's Buffalo TheatreBWW Reviews: Fiery Operatic Drama Unfolds in New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - Mar 22, 2015

2015 brings a lavish new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'The Phantom of The Opera' that opened at Shea's Buffalo Theatre on Wednesday and it has received glorious new sets by Paul Brown, while retaining most of Maria Bjornson's Tony Award winning costume designs. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Arianda at Her Best in TALES FROM RED VIENNABWW Reviews: Arianda at Her Best in TALES FROM RED VIENNA
by Michael Dale - Mar 19, 2014

Nina Arianda is outstanding in David Grimm's drama of a woman surviving post-war Vienna. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jasmin Richardson of MEMPHIS National TourBWW Interviews: Jasmin Richardson of MEMPHIS National Tour
by Heidi Scheuermann - Mar 11, 2014

Tonight, a little bit of MEMPHIS is hitting the Big Easy for a 6 day run at the Saenger Theatre. This soulful, Tony winning musical set in the 1950's highlights the story of a sassy club singer, Felicia, and the radio DJ, Huey, who wins her heart and is determined to help her rise to the top despite all of the obstacles they face together. While infused with the heavy theme of civil rights and the extreme prejudice of the time, MEMPHIS is splattered with song and dance that will certainly move you to your feet. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Sasha Allen Leads National Company of PIPPIN to Music City TonightBWW Interviews: Sasha Allen Leads National Company of PIPPIN to Music City Tonight
by Jeffrey Ellis - Mar 10, 2015

When you're spending all your time on the road, life can be…well, challenging…even if you are Sasha Allen, who stars as The Leading Player in the completely spectacular and altogether magical national touring company of Pippin, the Tony Award-winning Stephen Schwartz musical that's been mesmerizing audiences all over the country just as certainly as the recent Broadway revival became the talk of the Great White Way. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 6/08/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 6/08/2014
by BWW - Jun 8, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/08/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 6/22/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 6/22/2014
by BWW - Jun 22, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/22/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Metro Jazz Club, Galen Crawley and Eric Moore Set for Aurora Swing Nights: FUNKTACULAR! TonightMetro Jazz Club, Galen Crawley and Eric Moore Set for Aurora Swing Nights: FUNKTACULAR! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Patrons will thrill to music from the Big Band Era all the way to Funk and Rock classics of the 70s and 80s at Aurora Swing Nights: Funktacular! concert tonight, June 21 at 8:00pm. Now a summertime tradition, this upbeat edition of the popular Swing Night concert series will feature the Metro Jazz Club performing a memorable array of rock 'n roll songs. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 6/15/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 6/15/2014
by BWW - Jun 15, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/15/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 6/01/2014Now Playing Onstage in Pittsburgh - Week of 6/01/2014
by BWW - Jun 1, 2014

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/01/2014 for Pittsburgh (more...)

BWW Reviews: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, July 2 2014BWW Reviews: ANNIE GET YOUR GUN, New Alexandra Theatre Birmingham, July 2 2014
by Jenny Antill - Jul 3, 2014

Annie Get Your Gun premiered on Broadway nearly 70 years ago and many productions have graced stages across the world ever since then, plus a major MGM film in 1950 starring Betty Hutton. There has been a wide array of leading ladies who have played Annie Oakley including Ethel Merman, Dolores Gray, Suzi Quatro, Bernadette Peters, Jane Horrocks to name but a few and the show has been a huge international hit. (more...)

Full Casting Set for Sheffield Theatres' Sarah Kane SeasonFull Casting Set for Sheffield Theatres' Sarah Kane Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Artistic Director Daniel Evans today announces the full casting for the Sarah Kane Season. (more...)

Tony Winner Sutton Foster Joins Houston Symphony This WeekTony Winner Sutton Foster Joins Houston Symphony This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

On January 30-31 and February 1, the Houston Symphony POPS will be joined by two-time Tony award--winning actress, singer and dancer Sutton Foster in Sutton Foster: Broadway's Leading Lady. (more...)

Hackmatack Playhouse to Stage WEST SIDE STORY, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & More in Summer 2015Hackmatack Playhouse to Stage WEST SIDE STORY, DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS & More in Summer 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Four theatrical productions that Hackmatack Playhouse has been wanting to schedule for years will materialize this summer in the big barn by the bison field. Three of the shows slated for Berwick's unique summer stock stage are musicals and one is an uproarious farce. (more...)

BWW Interview: Stephanie Rothenberg on Prepping for Maria!BWW Interview: Stephanie Rothenberg on Prepping for Maria!
by Alan Henry - Feb 9, 2015

No, the Stratford Festival isn't doing another production of West Side Story. Chilina Kennedy already played that Maria at the Stratford Festival a few years back. The festival will produce the classic Rodgers and Hammerstein musical - The Sound of Music for their upcoming season. (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Blumenthal Performing Arts Belk TheaterBWW Reviews: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Blumenthal Performing Arts Belk Theater
by Linda Ann Watt - Feb 9, 2015

Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's phenomenal musical success, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA is at Blumenthal Performing Arts Belk Theater until February 15, 2015. Part of the Broadway Light Series, tickets are on sale at the Belk Theater Box Office at (704) 372-1000. (more...)

BWW Reviews: END OF THE RAINBOW Falls Short at ICTBWW Reviews: END OF THE RAINBOW Falls Short at ICT
by Don Grigware - Feb 23, 2015

When I first heard that Peter Quilter's End of the Rainbow, the story of the demise of Judy Garland during her gig in December, 1968 at Talk of the Town, London, was going to be produced at ICT, Long Beach, I remember thinking 'They'd better get a super dynamic actress. Not everyone can play Judy Garland!' Whether you believe that the events that happen onstage really did occur seems irrelevant in ICT's production; what is all wrong is the casting. Unfortunately, Gigi Bermingham, a fine actress/singer, just does not make the cut. Within five minutes of her first entrance, I saw a woman playing an actress/singer with emotional problems, but that woman might as well be herself; it is not Judy Garland. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 5th Avenue's CAROUSEL Lacks Emotion, Needs More SnowBWW Reviews: 5th Avenue's CAROUSEL Lacks Emotion, Needs More Snow
by Jay Irwin - Feb 23, 2015

If you read my previous review, Dear Readers, of SMT's production of "Sweet Charity" you'll know that I already had the occasion this weekend of a show where The Leading Lady just didn't connect for me. Well, that seems to be a trend as the 5th Avenue Theatre's current production of "Carousel" also had a leading lady who was lacking. There's plenty of good things happening in the show but their Julie Jordan (Laura Griffith) came across as emotionless and stone faced making me wonder why or even if she was falling in love. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Talks THE WIZARD OF OZBWW Interviews: Jacquelyn Piro Donovan Talks THE WIZARD OF OZ
by David Clarke - Feb 22, 2014

In no time at all, Houstonians will be able to click their heels and follow the yellow brick road to The Hobby Center to see TUTS' presentation of the National Tour of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE WIZARD OZ. In anticipation of the musical landing in Houston, I spoke with Jacquelyn Piro Donovan who plays Miss Gulch and The Wicked Witch of the West about the show and her career. (more...)

BWW Interviews: MAMMA MIA's 'Tanya Who Sings Opera'BWW Interviews: MAMMA MIA's 'Tanya Who Sings Opera'
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Feb 17, 2014

Gabrielle Mirabella is a trained classical soprano who's now strutting her stuff as a Dancing Queen in the national tour of MAMMA MIA as it comes to Minneapolis Feb. 18-23, 2014. (more...)

Breaking News: THE SECRET GARDEN Coming to Lincoln Center in 2016Breaking News: THE SECRET GARDEN Coming to Lincoln Center in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

Just in! Marsha Norman and Lucy Simon's THE SECRET GARDEN will be coming to Lincoln Center's Avery Fisher Hall next year, according to a print announcement in tonight's program for Manhattan Concert Productions' PARADE. THE SECRET GARDEN will be performed on February 22, 2016 as the company's next musical. (more...)

SOUND OFF: GLEE Transitions, But It's All The Same LoveSOUND OFF: GLEE Transitions, But It's All The Same Love
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 13, 2015

Tonight we are revisiting the shining moments of this week's brand new GLEE. (more...)

BWW Reviews: TOP HAT, Manchester Opera House, February 10 2015BWW Reviews: TOP HAT, Manchester Opera House, February 10 2015
by Adrian Bradley - Feb 11, 2015

After wowing crowds and the Olivier Award judges, Top Hat is touring the country bringing its infectious enthusiasm and the spirit of Fred Astaire around the country. Manchester's Opera House theatre hosted the latest leg of this affectionate adaption of irving Berlin's 1935 film staring Astaire and his long time collaborator Ginger Rogers. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Lot to See in Wheelock Family Theatre's HAIRSPRAYBWW Reviews: A Lot to See in Wheelock Family Theatre's HAIRSPRAY
by Alex Lonati - Feb 11, 2014

Hairspray is not an unknown musical. With its long Broadway run, its original 1988 film, and the successful 2007 musical remake, not to mention the incredibly hummable soundtrack, Hairspray is arguably one of the most well known musicals in history. So going into the Wheelock Family Theatre's production this past weekend, I already had some expectations. (more...)

Kathy Brier, Douglas Lyons, Marty Thomas & More to Bring TIDINGS OF COMFORT & JOY to Crossroads Theatre TonightKathy Brier, Douglas Lyons, Marty Thomas & More to Bring TIDINGS OF COMFORT & JOY to Crossroads Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

A holiday concert featuring six Broadway stars is scheduled for tonight, December 8 at 7:30 p.m. at Crossroads Theatre in New Brunswick, NJ (7 Livingston Ave. 08901). (more...)

BWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect FitBWW Reviews: CINDERELLA's New Glass Slippers Are a Perfect Fit
by Elee Schrock - Dec 22, 2014

BroadwayWorld.com reviews the National Tour of 'Cinderella' in its Chicago stop. (more...)

DIVING NORMAL to Make LA Debut 1/10 at Arena CinemaDIVING NORMAL to Make LA Debut 1/10 at Arena Cinema
by Movies News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Devolver Digital Films is proud to announce the release of the touching comedy-drama, Diving Normal. Directed by Kristjan Thor, the character-driven narrative feature film tells the story of a love triangle that occurs when two unlikely friends fall for the same beautiful, but broken, woman. In the film, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed play of the same name, the three main characters combat abandonment, addiction, and struggles with conforming to traditional relationships. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stage Door Inc.'s  A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is First-class EnjoymentBWW Reviews: Stage Door Inc.'s A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE is First-class Enjoyment
by Nyderah Williams - Aug 5, 2014

Stage Door Inc.'s production of A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE does complete justice to Tennessee Williams' classic American masterpiece about fantasy versus reality. Created in 1947 during a time where, it was deemed downright scandalous, A STREETCAR NAMED DESIRE grew into America's heart. (more...)

John Kander Remarks On THE VISIT In WilliamstownJohn Kander Remarks On THE VISIT In Williamstown
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 5, 2014

Multi-award-winning stage and screen composer John Kander discusses the latest edition of his long-aborning musical adaptation of the classic Friedrich Durrenmatt play THE VISIT as part of a new interview. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Richard Portnow!BWW Exclusive: Preview of INSIDE ACT: HOW TEN ACTORS MADE IT AND HOW YOU CAN TOO- with Richard Portnow!
by Ken Womble - Aug 29, 2014

Why do some actors make it and others don't? Ken Womble sets out to find the answer to this question, one that has fascinated and tormented him for years, in his new book, INSIDE ACT: How Ten Actors Made it and How You Can Too (Hansen Publishing Group, 373 pages, $24.99). To celebrate the release, BroadwayWorld will be featuring chapter previews from the new book. Today, hear from Richard Portnow! (more...)

Book By You Presents THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDEBook By You Presents THE ZOMBIE SURVIVAL GUIDE
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2014

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FLASH FRIDAY: Come (Back) To The CABARET!FLASH FRIDAY: Come (Back) To The CABARET!
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 25, 2014

'What good is sitting alone in your room?' Especially when a big splashy revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's celebrated Weimar Germany musical CABARET is back on Broadway, starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming! (more...)

Review Roundup: VIOLET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: VIOLET Opens on Broadway - All the Reviews!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2014

Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Violet, starring Sutton Foster, Colin Donnell,Alexander Gemignani and Joshua Henry, officially opens tonight at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season with CURTAINS, 5/7-31Hillbarn Theatre to Close 2014-15 Season with CURTAINS, 5/7-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2015

Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, concludes its 2014-2015 season with Kander and Ebb's award-winning musical, Curtains. From the creative team behind Chicago and Cabaret - and a book by Rupert Holmes - Curtains is a hilariously entertaining whodunit with a clever and contagiously catchy toe-tapping score. It's opening night at Boston's Colonial Theatre and The Leading Lady has mysteriously died on stage, leaving the cast and crew as suspects. Local detective Frank Cioffi, a theater fan and amateur actor, arrives to conduct the investigation. As the body count rises and secrets spill, Cioffi becomes more and more involved in saving the musical than solving the case. Curtains debuted on Broadway in 2007 and was nominated for eight Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Book and Best Original Score. Curtains will run May 7 -31, 2015 at Hillbarn Theatre (1285 East Hillsdale Blvd., Foster City). Performances are Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. Press night for Curtains will be on Friday, May 8, 2015. Single tickets range in price from $23 - $42 and are available now by calling 650.349.6411 ext. 2 or visiting www.hillbarntheatre.org. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara On Getting To Know THE KING AND I, Favorite Moments & MoreKelli O'Hara On Getting To Know THE KING AND I, Favorite Moments & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2015

Kelli O'Hara talks THE KING AND I in a new interview! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Few Spicy Performers Can't Save Mild IN THE HEIGHTSBWW Reviews: Few Spicy Performers Can't Save Mild IN THE HEIGHTS
by Jeff Davis - Apr 17, 2014

There's a great Hollywood myth about the film version of The Color Purple. The beloved classic about African-American women was directed by the very male and very white Steven Spielberg, but he allegedly almost quit the project days before shooting was to begin. According to legend, Steven called the film's producer, Quincy Jones, a few days before shooting to voice his doubts about the project. 'I don't think I should direct this,' Steven said. 'I'm a white Jewish guy from California. What do I know about African-American women from the South?' To this, Quincy replied, 'Steven, are you an alien? Because you directed E.T., and I think that was pretty good.' Spielberg stayed on as director, and the film was a huge success that earned 11 Oscar nominations. (more...)

Fountain Hills Theater's 2015-16 Season to Include SOUTH PACIFIC, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN & MoreFountain Hills Theater's 2015-16 Season to Include SOUTH PACIFIC, YOUNG FRANKENSTEIN & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

Fountain Hills Theater will present its 2015-16, 29th season for its three venues, Mainstage, Mainstage Too and Youth Theater as well as our Sizzlin' Summer Stock. Tickets go on sale May 1st, 2015. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Discusses Gender Inequality, Bravery & THE KING & IKelli O'Hara Discusses Gender Inequality, Bravery & THE KING & I
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 11, 2015

Kelli O'Hara reveals all in a new interview! (more...)

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