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Based on the 1960 novella by Elizabeth Spencer

The Light in the Piazza is a love story of a young American woman who while on holiday falls for a young Italian man. When the young woman's mother learns of the affair, she opposes it for seemingly unknown reasons.


BWW Interview: He's Ready for a Wild Party! Joshua Henry Talks Returning to Encores! Off-Center Series, Reuniting with Sutton Foster & More!BWW Interview: He's Ready for a Wild Party! Joshua Henry Talks Returning to Encores! Off-Center Series, Reuniting with Sutton Foster & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 31, 2015

Henry just chatted with BroadwayWorld about returning to the series, reuniting with Sutton Foster, preparing for rehearsals and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Broadway-Bound GIGI Opens at Kennedy Center Tonight- Photo and Video Roundup!Broadway-Bound GIGI Opens at Kennedy Center Tonight- Photo and Video Roundup!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 29, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, began its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on January 16 and continues through February 12, 2015. Opening night is tonight, January 29, 2015. (more...)

Matt Cavenaugh & Elena Shaddow to Join Symphoria Orchestra for A BROADWAY ROMANCE, 2/6Matt Cavenaugh & Elena Shaddow to Join Symphoria Orchestra for A BROADWAY ROMANCE, 2/6
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Matt Cavenaugh and Elena Shaddow will star in the concert 'A Broadway Romance,' with Symphoria Orchestra in Sryacuse NY - Friday, February 6, 2015 - 7:30 PM at the Crouse-Hinds Concert Theater. Sean O'Loughlin is conducting. The concert is a finely tuned gathering of songs from the Broadway repertoire, including 'Tonight', 'Somebody, Somewhere', 'I Am Loved', and, of course, 'Lullaby of Broadway' among many others. (more...)

Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Opens Tonight in D.C.Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Opens Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, began its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on January 16 and continues through February 12, 2015. Opening night is tonight, January 29, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: Thank Heaven! First Look at Vanessa Hudgens & More in GIGI at the Kennedy CenterPhoto Flash: Thank Heaven! First Look at Vanessa Hudgens & More in GIGI at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

The new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, begins previews at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) on Thursday, March 19 in advance of a Wednesday, April 8 opening night. The production is currently playing a pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (David M. Rubenstein, chairman, Deborah F. Rutter, president) in Washington, D.C. Previews began on Friday, January 16. Opening night is January 29, and the production runs through February 12. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE CRUCIBLE Next MonthPioneer Theatre Company to Present THE CRUCIBLE Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2015

Pioneer Theatre Company presents The Crucible, the American classic, reliving the era of Salem witch trials, February 13 - February 28, 2015. (more...)

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Announces Creative Teams for 2015 SeasonFinger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival 2015 season will feature a slate of top-notch directors, choreographers, musical directors and designers. The flagship theatre, the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse, will house West Side Story, The Light in the Piazza (Regional Premiere), Saturday Night Fever (US Regional Premiere), Sweeney Todd, the all new The Calamari Sisters' Big Fat Italian Wedding, and the first ever holiday show at the Playhouse -- Forever Plaid: Plaid Tidings. The season also brings the hilarious comedy, Late Nite Catechism, downtown to Auburn Public Theater. And for the fourth consecutive year, the new-works series, The PiTCH, returns with new writing teams from all over the country presenting their new musicals in development. The PiTCH will run from June 11 - August 1. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa HudgensTickets Go on Sale Today for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

Tickets go on sale today, January 23 at 10:00 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 250-2929 for the new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical. Gigi will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa HudgensTickets Go on Sale Tomorrow for Broadway's GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Tickets go on sale tomorrow, Friday, January 23 at 10:00 AM at www.ticketmaster.com or by phone at (877) 250-2929 for the new Broadway production of Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical. Gigi will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. (more...)

Theatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOTTheatre 167 to Stage World Premiere of THE CHURCH OF WHY NOT
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Theatre 167 will present the world premiere of The Church of Why Not, a new play inspired by the believers and skeptics, the Jews, Christians and Muslims, the activists and addicts, and the seekers and lost souls who pass through the doors of a church on the Upper West Side - staged at the very spot that inspired it. (more...)

Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28Brendan Milburn & Valerie Vigoda's New Musical LONG STORY SHORT to Play 59E59 Theaters, Begin. 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

59E59 Theaters and Prospect Theater Company announce cast for the NYC premiere LONG STORY SHORT, adapted from David Schulner's play An Infinite Ache by Brendan Milburn and Valerie Vigoda, and directed by Kent Nicholson. LONG STORY SHORT begins performances on February 28 for a limited engagement through March 29. The performance schedule is Tuesday - Thursday at 7:15 PM, Friday at 8:15 PM; Saturday at 2:15 PM and 8:15 PM; and Sunday at 3:15 PM. Please note the following schedule adjustments: there are no matinee performances on Saturday, February 28 and Saturday, March 7; the performance on Sunday, March 1 is at 7:15 PM only. Press Opening is Tuesday, March 10 at 7:15 PM. Performances are at 59E59 Theaters (59 East 59th Street, between Park and Madison Avenues). Tickets are $50 ($35 for 59E59 Members). To purchase tickets, call Ticket Central at (212) 279-4200 or go to www.59e59.org. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Announces Director and Full CastRubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Announces Director and Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

December 18, 2014 (Ventura, CA) - Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura has just announced the director and cast for the company's mainstage production of The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's emotionally powerful, intimate pop musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love and try to hold on to each other when life leads them in opposite directions. Rubicon's production will be helmed by Rubicon Resident Artist Stephanie A. Coltrin, who won an Ovation Award for Miss Saigon in L.A. The role of up-and-coming novelist Jamie Wellerstein will be played by Louis Pardo, whose credits include the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley and work with South Coast Rep, San Diego Rep, and Musical Theatre Guild. Ashley Fox Linton stars opposite Pardo as Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring young actress. Fox Linton's credits include Glinda in the Broadway National Tour of Wicked and Cosette in Les Miserables. (more...)

Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Begins Tonight in D.C.Broadway-Bound GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Begins Tonight in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, begins its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. tonight, January 16, and continues through February 12, 2015. Opening night is January 29, 2015. (more...)

VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens & Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Share Their Excitement on Instagram!VIDEO: Vanessa Hudgens & Cast of Broadway-Bound GIGI Share Their Excitement on Instagram!
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2015

Below, Vanessa Hudgens and the cast of GIGI turned to Instagram to share their excitement over the news that they will soon be heading to the Great White Way. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre presents The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

This Just In! GIGI Books Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre; Sets March Previews & April OpeningThis Just In! GIGI Books Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre; Sets March Previews & April Opening
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

As rumored, expected and hoped, Gigi is heading to Broadway, straight from Washington, DC! The new production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical Gigi will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. Tickets go on sale on Friday, January 23 at 10:00 AM. (more...)

The Music Theatre Company to Bring OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE to Ravinia FestivalThe Music Theatre Company to Bring OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE to Ravinia Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

The Music Theatre Company joins forces with The Ravinia Festival for a special one night engagement of OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE: An Evening About Rodgers & Hammerstein's Allegro on Saturday, January 31 at 8:30 pm at Ravinia Festival's Bennett Gordon Hall, 200 Ravinia Park Rd., Highland Park, IL. Tickets for OSCAR & RICHARD & JOE are $10 and available by calling the Ravinia Festival Box Office at (847) 266-5100 or visiting www.ravinia.org. (more...)

Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

This exciting new staging will star the radiant Laura Griffith as Julie and 5th Avenue favorite Brandon O'Neill as Billy in his first Seattle production following his Broadway debut in Disney's Aladdin. The cast also includes local luminaries Anne Allgood, Eric Ankrim, Allen Fitzpatrick, Sean G. Griffin, Cynthia Jones, and Billie Wildrick, and marks The 5th Avenue debut of rising talent Joshua Downs. (more...)

The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3The Collegiate Chorale to Perform SUSANNA with Isabel Leonard, 2/3
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

The Collegiate Chorale continues its 2014-15 season with George F. Handel's Susanna on February 3, 2015 at 8pm at Town Hall, 123 W. 43rd Street, New York, NY 10036. Tickets are $30-$95 and are available at TicketMaster.com. For more information, visit http://collegiatechorale.org/performances/susanna. (more...)

Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22Mad Cow Theatre to Stage THE EXPLORER'S CLUB, 1/23-2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

David Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow TheatreDavid Almeida, Dennis Enos & More to Star in THE EXPLORER'S CLUB at Mad Cow Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Mad Cow Theatre has announced the cast and creative team for its upcoming run of The Explorers Club, by Nell Benjamin, set to open January 23, 2015 in The Harriett as part of Season 18. (more...)

Donna Vivino, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SONGBOOK at 54 BelowDonna Vivino, Brandon Victor Dixon & More Set for COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY SONGBOOK at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Columbia University Songbook on Tuesday, March 10th at 9:30pm. Columbia University Songbook is dedicated to showcasing material created by past and present musical theatre luminaries who have been affiliated with Columbia University throughout the years. (more...)

Join Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana for A BROADWAY ROMANCEJoin Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana for A BROADWAY ROMANCE
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 6, 2015

Join the NY Philharmonic, Laura Osnes, and Santino Fontana for A BROADWAY ROMANCE this Valentine's Day! (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn's Homage to the Songwriting Rodgers Family at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Is Entertaining but UnevenBWW Reviews: Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn's Homage to the Songwriting Rodgers Family at Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series Is Entertaining but Uneven
by Alix Cohen - Feb 6, 2015

Judy Kuhn, a multiple nominee for both Tony and Drama Desk Awards, celebrated three generations of songwriting Rodgers in her American Songbook debut at Lincoln Center's Appel Room on February 4: The legendary Richard Rodgers, his daughter Mary Rodgers, and grandson Adam Guettel. In the course of the evening, we moved back and forth from iconic, powerfully melodic songs to more consistently lighthearted and tender fare to contemporary, operetta-like material. It's not difficult to attribute authorship. (more...)


by Alix Cohen - Feb 5, 2015

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STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Marriott TheatreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Marriott Theatre
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2015

Chicagoland's longest running musical theatre, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, kicks off their 40th anniversary 2015 season with one of Broadway's all-time biggest hits, La Cage aux Folles. (more...)

Aaron Walpole & More Round Out Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute CastAaron Walpole & More Round Out Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Aaron Walpole (Les Miserables), Wendi Bergamini (Doctor Zhivago), and Natalie Ballenger (Orange Blossoms) complete the list of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. Bergamini and Walpole join previously announced Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Mara Davi ('Smash'), Jenna Leigh Green ('Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'), Laurissa Romain ('Top Five'), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story). Also present will be our guest of honor, Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated composer Maury Yeston. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of AriasHouston Grand Opera Names Finalists for 2015 Concert of Arias
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Houston, TX – February 4, 2015: Houston Grand Opera announced today the finalists for the annual Eleanor McCollum Competition for Young Singers Concert of Arias, to be presented in the Cullen Theater at the Wortham Theater Center on Thursday, February 5, at 7 p.m. This year's finalists are: (more...)

Megan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk Set to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Musical World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare TheaterMegan McGinnis and Sharon Rietkerk Set to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY Musical World Premiere at Chicago Shakespeare Theater
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 3, 2015

Chicago Shakespeare Theater (CST) announces the full casting and creative team for the highly anticipated world premiere of Sense and Sensibility, a musical adaptation of Jane Austen's beloved novel, with book, music and lyrics by Tony Award®-nominated composer Paul Gordon. (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound GIGI at Kennedy Center- UPDATED!Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound GIGI at Kennedy Center- UPDATED!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, began its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C (more...)

Casts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next MonthCasts of THE LAST SHIP and SIDE SHOW, Ben Vereen, Melissa Manchester & More Set for 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

This March, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. Below, find the schedule for upcoming events over the next month. (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Matthew Morrison to Sing Final Song on GLEE Series Finale: 'It Was Tough'Matthew Morrison to Sing Final Song on GLEE Series Finale: 'It Was Tough'
by TV News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

Yesterday, Matthew Morrison, who stars as Will Schuester on the musical dramedy, spoke exclusively to E! News about his last days on the set (more...)

MATILDA, 'MADISON COUNTY,' 'BULLETS' & More Set for Kravis on Broadway's 2015-16 SeasonMATILDA, 'MADISON COUNTY,' 'BULLETS' & More Set for Kravis on Broadway's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts has announced the eighth annual series of Kravis On Broadway, which will present six smash hit musicals. (more...)

Box Office Opens Today for GIGI at the Neil Simon TheatreBox Office Opens Today for GIGI at the Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The box office for the new Broadway production of Gigi at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) will open today, February 23 at 10:00 AM. Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will begin previews on Thursday, March 19, with opening night on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: More of Vanessa Hudgens & Company of Broadway-Bound GIGI; Box Office Opens Today!Exclusive Photo Flash: More of Vanessa Hudgens & Company of Broadway-Bound GIGI; Box Office Opens Today!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The box office for the new Broadway production of Gigi at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) opened this morning, February 23 at 10:00 AM. Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will begin previews on Thursday, March 19, with opening night on Wednesday, April 8. In celebration of the big day, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive production shots of the cast in action! (more...)

Box Office to Open Monday for GIGI at the Neil Simon TheatreBox Office to Open Monday for GIGI at the Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

?The box office for the new Broadway production of Gigi at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street) will open Monday, February 23 at 10:00 AM. Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy, will begin previews on Thursday, March 19, with opening night on Wednesday, April 8. (more...)

First Look at Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway's GIGIFirst Look at Vanessa Hudgens in Broadway's GIGI
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

US Weekly just unveiled a first glance at Vanessa Hudgens in GIGI on Broadway. Get a peek (left) and click HERE for more images! (more...)

Theatrical Outfit Sets 2015-16 Season: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, MEMPHIS & MoreTheatrical Outfit Sets 2015-16 Season: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA, MEMPHIS & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Theatrical Outfit continues its vision of creating compassion - one story at a time - by starting the conversations that matter. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at LA CAGE AUX FOLLES at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

Chicagoland's longest running musical theatre, The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL, kicks off their 40th anniversary 2015 season with one of Broadway's all-time biggest hits, La Cage aux Folles. The 11-time Tony Award-winning musical, the first to win Best Musical three times, is currently in previews and opens February 4, running through March 22, 2015. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Justin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical LabJustin Guarini, Zak Resnick, Jason Tam & More Set for BRAVE NEW WORLD Musical Lab
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

The Sheryl Kaller helmed musical adaption of the Aldous Huxley classic BRAVE NEW WORLD will present two presentations onFebruary 23rd at 3PM and February 24th at noon following the culmination of a two week experimental AEA Lab. (more...)

Weston Playhouse to Present New Musical RESIDENT ALIEN in Concert, 2/28Weston Playhouse to Present New Musical RESIDENT ALIEN in Concert, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Once again, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will light up a winter night with a free concert of songs from an exciting new musical performed by top Broadway talent. On Saturday, February 28 at 8 pm, a cast of five will sing selections from Katya Stanislavskaya's new musical Resident Alien. The event has been designated a VT Arts 2015 event by the Vermont Arts Council. (more...)

What's Nashville's Favorite Love Song from a Musical?What's Nashville's Favorite Love Song from a Musical?
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 13, 2015

In a town where everyone from your next-door neighbor to your favorite barista - from your dental hygienist to your manicurist, your seatmate on the bus, your friendly neighborhood bartender and maybe even the guy who does your taxes - is a songwriter, you'll find that there's never a shortage of opinions on the topic of favorite songs. Ask a cross-section of Nashville theater-types what their favorite love song is from the annals of musical theater and you're going to get a barrage of answers. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at GIGI's Broadway MarqueePhoto Flash: First Look at GIGI's Broadway Marquee
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The new Broadway production of GIGI, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, will open on Broadway on Wednesday, April 8 at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52nd Street). Previews will begin on Thursday, March 19. GIGI's team posted a picture today of the musical's marquee going up at the Neil Simon, and you can get a first look below! (more...)

GIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Tonight in D.C., Gets Ready for BroadwayGIGI, Starring Vanessa Hudgens, Closes Tonight in D.C., Gets Ready for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

The new Broadway production of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning film and stage musical, Gigi, began its pre-Broadway engagement in the Eisenhower Theater at The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts in Washington, D.C. on January 16 and closes today, February 12, 2015. Gigi will open on Broadway in spring 2015 following the D.C. engagement. (more...)

Joe Donohoe to Headline THE DAY AFTER at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 2/15Joe Donohoe to Headline THE DAY AFTER at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Producer Michael Sterling of Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal in the NoHo Arts District of North Hollywood, CA announced today that Joe Donohoe has been set to headline "The Day After" on Sunday, February 15, 2015 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Laura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACTLaura Griffith, Brandon O'Neill & More to Star in CAT ON A HOT TIN ROOF at ACT
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

The first play of ACT's 50th Anniversary Season will be packed with talent. Broadway alums and Seattle favorites Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill will play Maggie the Cat and Brick, one of the most iconic couples in the theatrical canon. John Aylward, a Seattle treasure who went on to make a name for himself in Hollywood with recurring roles on ER, The West Wing, and Mad Men, will play the family patriarch Big Daddy. Rounding out the cast of leading roles will be elite Seattle acting veteran Marianne Owen as Big Mama. Kurt Beattie, in his final year as Artistic Director will direct this powerhouse cast. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Winning Finale for LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2015BWW Reviews: Winning Finale for LA's NEXT GREAT STAGE STAR 2015
by Don Grigware - Feb 10, 2015

On Sunday, February 8 LA's Next Great Stage Star 2015 came to an exciting conclusion at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal. After an amazing 90-minute program in which the 20 contestants gave 150% to their uptempo songs from Broadway shows, fourteen contestants were eliminated and the top six* finalists selected. After a brief intermission, the announcement was made and each of the six then proceeded to perform a second number after which the distinguished panel of 15 judges made the final decision. Musical director par excellence James Lent accompanied at the piano throughout the three hour show. (more...)

Getting To Know Kelli:  Submit Questions for THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara!Getting To Know Kelli: Submit Questions for THE KING AND I's Kelli O'Hara!
by Broadway Quick Change - Feb 10, 2015

Robert Hartwell, of BroadwayWorld's Broadway Quick Change, will soon stop by O'Hara's dressing room at the Vivian Beaumont Theatre to give it a full make-over, and while he's there, he'll be asking Kelli questions from her biggest fans. Submit questions in the comments section below to find out what's been going on in rehearsals so far! (more...)

MATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details AnnouncedMATILDA, OLIVER! and More Added to Theatre Under The Stars 2015/16 Season; Full Season Details Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2015

BroadwayWorld previously reported that the Tony Award-winning musical romance THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY will be presented by Theatre Under the Stars (TUTS) next January. Now, TUTS has revealed more details regarding their full 2015/2016 season in Sarofim Hall at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Filled with a spoonful of sugar, one small girl with extra big dreams and a show that will have you "dying" with laughter, this season is sure to hit everyone's "sweet" spot. (more...)

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