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Rainbow Players Presents Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition, 7/10-12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2014

Bienvenidos a Agrabah, City of Enchantment! Disney's ALADDIN Dual Language Edition features the Academy-Award winning score from Disney's Aladdin movie, with lyrics in both Spanish and English. This bilingual adaptation has been a smash hit in schools and regional productions, including Houston's Theatre Under the Stars. (more...)

Guitar Legend Steve Hillage Releases 'Live At The Rainbow 1977' CD
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Steve Hillage is one of the most idiosyncratic and instantly recognizable guitarists in the world. Associated with the Canterbury scene, he has worked in experimental domains since the late 1960s. (more...)

BWW Blog: Libby Servais of Transcendence Theatre Company's 'Broadway Under the Stars' - Magic Land
by Guest Blogger: Libby Servais - Jul 8, 2014

And so my summer in Magic Land begins…. (more...)

SNOW WHITE & THE BEAST Comes to the Lee Strasberg Theatre, 7/23-25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

The Lee Strasberg Theatre and Film Institute (115 East 15th Street) presentsSnow White & The Beast, a new play by Mathilde Dehaye playing in the Lee Strasberg Theatre July 23rd thru 25th. Renoly Santiago direc (more...)

Photo Coverage: GO GO GO JOSEPH! Danielle Hope and Lloyd Daniels Ready For DREAMCOAT Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2014

Lloyd Daniels, Danielle Hope and Matt Lapinskas are ready for their UK tour of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoat - take a peek at the pics! (more...)

Kimberly Faye Greenberg Releases 'FABULOUS FANNY' Album
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Kimberly Faye Greenberg is quickly becoming the 'go-to' gal for Fanny Brice, the legendary first female torch singer and comedienne of her time. A 1920's Ziegfeld Follies star, recording artist, film actor and voice of 'Baby Snooks' on the radio for 25 years, the Broadway musical Funny Girl, which then became a movie, was based on her life. Kimberly has been said to be 'the closest you will ever get to the real Funny Girl'. She won critics over when she appeared as 'Fanny' in the solo show One Night with Fanny Brice, Off-Broadway, receiving critical acclaim and a nomination for an IBTA Best Solo Performance Award. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 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. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins Set for Harlem9's 4th Annual 48 HOURS IN HARLEM This August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Harlem9 presents the Obie Award Winning '48 HOURS IN HARLEM' -- a twist on the traditional 24-hour play festival. This event marks the 4th year of the collaborative Harlem9, bringing together 6 playwrights, 6 directors, and 18 actors to re-conceive classic plays from the African Diaspora over the course of one weekend in Harlem. 48 HOURS IN HARLEM culminates in a final presentation on Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

Ridgefield Playhouse Presents The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra, 7/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

For an evening of jazz, wine and art, no one does it better than The World Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra at The Ridgefield Playhouse on Saturday, July 12, at 7:30 p.m. All the favorite music of the '40s -- "Moonlight Serenade", "A String of Pearls", "Chattanooga Choo-Choo", "Pennsylvania 6-5000", "At Last", "Tuxedo Junction", "In The Mood", "Stardust", "Sunrise Serenade", "St. Louis Blues", "Someone To Watch Over Me", "Rhapsody in Blue", "The Nearness of You" -- plus more modern songs performed in the Miller style such as "Over The Rainbow" and "September Morn" will be the set list for the 18-member jazz orchestra, now under the baton of Music Director/vocalist Nick Hilscher. (more...)

Natalie Weiss to Host Carner & Gregor's 2014 BARELY LEGAL Concert at 54 Below; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

The final selected cast of musical theater writing team Sam Carner and Derek Gregor's 6th Annual "Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza" were announced today. (more...)

Ralph Harris' MANISH BOY Opens 8/9 at FringeNYC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Funny Big Brother Productions presents MANish BOY, written & performed by RALPH HARRIS, as part of the 2014 New York International Fringe Festival/Fringe NYC. Nominated for the NAACP Theater Award for 'Best One Person Play,' MANish BOY is directed by Oz Scott with dramaturgy by Stacey McClain. (more...)

Fall PBS Specials Announced - Kristin Chenoweth, PORGY & BESS, SWEENEY TODD, Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, CATS & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Announced today at the Television Critics Association Press Tour, the 2014 PBS Arts Fall Festival returns in September with 11 weekly programs featuring classic Broadway hits, music from around the country and a theater performance by award-winning actor Nathan Lane. (more...)

BEHIND THE SCENES: In Rehearsal With Danielle Hope, Lloyd Daniels And The Cast Of JOSEPH!
by Carrie Dunn - Jul 22, 2014

It's a swelteringly hot day in West London, and you can't help but feel a little sorry for the cast of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat (beginning their UK tour this week). While production staff and scattered members of the press are wilting, gulping down as much water as possible and edging ever closer to the single fan in the rehearsal room, the company are ready to sing, dance and showcase their work. (more...)

Hannah John-Kamen & More Join Cast of New Syfy Scripted Series KILLJOYS
by TV News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Syfy, Space and Temple Street Productions announced today that Hannah John-Kamen, Aaron Ashmore and Luke Macfarlane have been cast as the leads in the upcoming original space adventure drama series Killjoys. (more...)

Laurel Mill Playhouse to Hold 'FOR COLORED GIRLS' Auditions, 7/22 & 24; Disney's PETER PAN JR to Open 8/1
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

Laurel Mill Playhouse will host auditions for its production of 'For Colored Girls Who Have Considered Suicide When The Rainbow is Enuf' by Ntozake Shange, directed by Michael Hartsfield. Audition Dates: Tuesday, July 22 from 7-8pm and Thursday, July 24 from 7-8pm. Production Dates: October 10, 11, 12, 17, 18 & 19. Auditions to be at 508 Main Street, Laurel MD., 20707. No appointment necessary. Please bring head shot, resume and conflicts. (more...)

Jackie Evancho Releases New Album Awakening On September 23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

NEW YORK, July 21, 2014 /PRNewswire/ Platinum-selling, 14-year-old vocal sensation Jackie Evancho will release her third studio album, Awakening, on September 23 coinciding with an international tour. Produced by Nick Patrick, Awakening is Evancho's first album under her recent worldwide recording agreement with Sony Music Masterworks imprint Portrait. In August, she will film a new PBS Special which is set to air in December. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Inside Rehearsals for JOSEPH UK Tour with Danielle Hope & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2014

o inside rehearsals for the UK tour with the special videos below, featuring Hope singing 'Pharaoh's Story' and 'Jacob and Sons.' (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 20
by - Jul 20, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 20, 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Danielle Hope, Lloyd Daniels And Matt Lapinskas Rehearse JOSEPH!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

BWW:UK editor-in-chief Carrie Dunn popped down to the West London rehearsal room where the cast of JOSEPH are preparing for their tour, which begins next week! (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Begins 7/31 at Randolph Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

Toronto's musical theatre fans awaiting the Christmas release of Disney's Into the Woods will be able to get a summertime fairy tale fix with the Randolph Academy's production of the Stephen Sondheim musical. The Academy's 2014 graduating class presents Into the Woods, directed and choreographed by Timothy French, from July 31 to August 9, 2014 at the Randolph Theatre. (more...)

Maryland Ensemble Theatre to Present GREEN HOUSE, 7/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Maryland Ensemble Theatre (MET) will present 'Green House'. From the creators of the 'Laugh Station' series comes an all new in your face, multimedia comedy blow out! Anything goes in this fast paced, surreal and somewhat sexually confused original sketch show. Imagine what happens when your TV takes bad acid. Guaranteed to make your mind melt and alter your consciousness (in the best way possible). Take a trip to The Rainbow Lake, enjoy shopping at the Pants Labyrinth, drink a little Day Wine and learn what happens to the last man on Earth. This and much, much more is waiting for you at... 'GREEN HOUSE'. (more...)

VIDEO: Disney World's Voices of Liberty Add FROZEN's 'Let It Go' to Repertoire
by Movies News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Disney World has released a video featuring Epcot's longtime acapella group, Voices of Liberty singing the mega-popular 'Let It Go,' from Disney's 'Frozen.' (more...)

Rob McClure and Jenny Powers Lead THE ADDAMS FAMILY at The Muny; Show Begins Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The Muny presents the fourth show of its 96th season, The Addams Family, directed by Marcia Milgrom Dodge, choreographed by Vince Pesce, with musical direction by Ben Whiteley. The show begins tonight, July 14 and runs through July 20, 2014. (more...)

Louis St. Louis Is STILL COMIN' IN THRU THE KITCHEN at 54 Below, 9/9-10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Composer / Arranger / Conductor / Lyricist / Author / Pianist / Conceptualizer / Singer / Entertainer LOUIS ST. LOUIS will open his "Still Comin' In Thru The Kitchen" a raise-the-roof concert that will return him to his earliest showbiz roots when he was conducting on Broadway while moonlighting at Manhattan's hottest cabarets where he packed 'em in nightly. (more...)

IMAGINING O, TATTOOED IN SNOW, APROPOS, ROCCO and More Set for Peak Performances' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Despite the welcoming size of its stage and its top technical offerings, nothing about the Alexander Kasser Theater at Montclair State University has been considered sacred since its opening ten years ago. Peak artists have moved inside, outside and about the theater with the greatest of ease, with only a single directive issued by Peak's Artistic Director Jedediah Wheeler: Challenge the minds and imaginations of audiences in unexpected ways. (more...)

MORE THAN THE RAINBOW, DREAM DECEIVERS and MODERN LIFE Out on DVD, 8/5
by Movies News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

Three documentaries will hit the shelves on DVD on August 5, 2014. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Reviews: ALYSHA UMPHRESS Ignites Signature Theatre in Solo Cabaret
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 13, 2014

Alysha Umphress returned to Signature to wow local audiences again with her powerful voice, but this time in a solo cabaret as part of the ongoing Sizzlin' Summer Nights cabaret series. (more...)

BWW Reviews: National Symphony Orchestra, Morrison, and Benanti Bring Broadway to Wolf Trap
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 11, 2014

Yes, it's National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) at Wolf Trap season again in the DC Metro Area. Last night's offering featured the NSO, Matthew Morrison, and Laura Benanti taking on some classic Broadway showtunes with a few pop hits thrown in for good measure. (more...)

THE WIZARD OF OZ Set for Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts, 8/22-23
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

The Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts has announced THE WIZARD OF OZ on Friday, August 22 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, August 23 at 1:00 and 7:00 PM at the Patchogue Theatre. (more...)

AnnE O'Neil Releases New Memoir on Grief, Alcoholism and Recovery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

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Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - ONCE!
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 8, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. With several weeks until the craziness begins, there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's ONCE below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Johnny Partridge Talks New Album, 'Tumble' And CATS!
by Carrie Dunn - Aug 6, 2014

'Gymnastics does not come very naturally to me. I keep worrying I'm going to knock out some teeth, or break my collarbone, or something,' says Johnny Partridge. Theatre fans might know him most recently as Zach in A Chorus Line; soap watchers will recognise him as Christian from EastEnders; reality TV viewers will remember him as a judge on 'Over The Rainbow' as Andrew Lloyd Webber searched for a girl to lead the cast of The Wizard Of Oz. (more...)

Stephen Lee Anderson, Stephen Bogardus, Patti Cohenour and More to Lead Steve Martin's BRIGHT STAR at The Old Globe; Walter Bobbie Directs!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2014

The Old Globe today announced the full cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Bright Star, a new American musical featuring music by Edie Brickell and Steve Martin, lyrics by Brickell, and book by Martin, based on an original story by Martin and Brickell. Directed by Walter Bobbie, Bright Star will run September 13 - November 2, 2014 on the Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage in the Old Globe Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Preview performances run September 13 - September 27. Opening night is Sunday, September 28 at 7:00 p.m. Single tickets go on sale on Friday, August 8 at noon. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Westchester Broadway Theatre's THE WIZARD OF OZ
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2014

This enchanting musical tells the tale of Dorothy Gale (Devon Perry), who lives on a Kansas farm with her aunt and uncle and dreams of one day traveling 'Over The Rainbow'. One day, a tornado sweeps her house up into the sky and Dorothy and her little dog Toto suddenly find themselves in the magical Land of Oz! Dorothy joins Scarecrow, Tin Man, and Lion and they journey through the magical Land of Oz to meet the Wizard and obtain their hearts' desires. (more...)

SonyATV Music Signs James Blake to Worldwide- Publishing Deal
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Sony/ATV Music Publishing has today announced it has signed James Blake to a worldwide co-publishing deal. (more...)

INTO THE WOODS Film Music Arranger David Krane Surprises Randolph Academy Students After a Performance
by Alan Henry - Aug 2, 2014

The graduating students of Toronto's Randolph Academy for the Performing Arts, Canada's premiere Triple Threat post- secondary training program, appearing in the academy's production of Stephen Sondheim's 'Into the Woods' received quite a surprise Friday night . Among backstage visitors congratulating them was David Krane, the music arranger of Disney's forthcoming musical adaptation starring Meryl Streep and Johnny Depp. (more...)

END OF THE RAINBOW, SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM and More Set for ICT's 30th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2014

International City Theatre trumpets its 30th Anniversary in 2015 with a season of five plays celebrating famous people, fiery stories and fun adventures. One of the few theaters in Los Angeles that has successfully made the step up from a 99-seat venue to a mid-sized, Equity House, ICT is Long Beach's resident professional theater company at the Long Beach Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Ben Platt, Tony Yazbeck, NYC Cabaret Festival & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Honorary Off-Off-Broadway Awards to be Presented in IT Awards Ceremony, 9/22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

The New York Innovative Theatre Awards, the organization dedicated to celebrating Off-Off-Broadway, has announced 2014 recipients of the 2014 Honorary Awards. (more...)

Tituss Burgess & More Join Carner and Gregor's 6th Annual BARELY LEGAL SHOW-TUNE EXTRAVAGANZA at 54 Below Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Tituss Burgess (The Little Mermaid, Jersey Boys), Eric Michael Krop (Godspell), "Barely Legal" alum Danielle Wade (Winner "Over The Rainbow Canada," Dorothy in Wizard of Oz North American tour) and host Natalie Weiss (Les Miserables, Everyday Rapture, "American Idol") join the selected cast of musical theater writing team Sam Carner and Derek Gregor's 6th Annual "Barely Legal Show-Tune Extravaganza" in performance on Thursday, August 21 at 7:00pm and 9:30pm at New York's premier cabaret venue 54 Below, 254 W 54th St. The annual "Barely Legal" program invites a select group of college student performers with the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to attend week-long intensive workshops led by Broadway stars, casting directors, agents, actors and more, culminating in concerts at 54 Below. (more...)

Fallen Angel Theatre Presents World Premiere of TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES, Sept 2-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Stepping Out in association with Partisan and Fallen Angel Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Alex Loveless from the novel by Thomas Hardy Book, Music and Lyrics by Alex Loveless, 2-27 September. (more...)

Photo Flash: Fallen Angel Theatre Presents World Premiere of TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Stepping Out in association with Partisan and Fallen Angel Theatre presents the world premiere of a new musical Tess of the D'Urbervilles by Alex Loveless from the novel by Thomas Hardy Book, Music and Lyrics by Alex Loveless, 2-27 September. (more...)

Chita Rivera, Marilyn Maye, James Synder & More Will Take the Birdland Stage in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club has announced its September 2014 schedule, featuring Ralph Alessi Baida Quartet, Marilyn Maye, Coltrane Revisited, Bud Powell Birthday Celebration, Barbara Carroll, Christian McBride Trio, Jane Monheit, Jim Caruso's Cast Party, and more! (more...)

THE SUNSET STRIP & GIBSON FOUNDATION to Unveil GuitarTown Art Pieces
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

THE SUNSET STRIP and GIBSON FOUNDATION are excited to unveil their next installment of 10-foot, one-of-a-kind guitars Tuesday, August 19 (more...)

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! Set for THIRTEEN's Great Performances, 10/24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga: Cheek To Cheek LIVE! featuring an evening of classic jazz standards in both vocal duets and soloperformances will air on THIRTEEN's Great Performances, Friday, October 24 at 9 p.m. ET on PBS. (more...)

Roderick Hill, Erik Heger and More to Star in STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at New World Stages; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Casting is now complete for the Off-Broadway premiere of the new stage drama STALKING THE BOGEYMAN at New World Stages (340 W. 50th St.). Preview performances are set to begin on Friday, September 12, with an official Opening Night on Monday, September 29 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Chris Pinnella to Play 54 Below, 8/20
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Pinnella on Wednesday August 20th at 7:00pm. Pinnella and his six-piece band present a fantastic evening of Classic Hits and Standards. (more...)

Janet Dacal to Perform at Havana 1957, 8/23
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

After much success in Los Angeles, Janet Dacal brings her intimate evening of American Songbook classics infused with Cuban rhythms to Miami's Havana 1957 Restaurant's Brickell location on Saturday, August 23rd at 11pm. (more...)

New Judy Garland Musical CHASING RAINBOWS Gets NYC Reading
by Louisa Brady - Aug 12, 2014

An NYC reading for the new musical CHASING RAINBOWS - THE ROAD TO OZ has been scheduled for this September 8-18th! With a book by Mark Acito, the score will be comprised of songs made famous by Judy Garland. (more...)

Premios Hugo 2014: Todos los nominados
by Florencia Nijensohn - Aug 10, 2014

Priscilla arraso con 21 nominaciones. Conoce la lista completa. (more...)

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