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Based on The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Based on an inspiring true story, “THE SOUND OF MUSIC” is one of Rodgers and Hammerstein’s most beloved musicals. Set in Austria on the brink of WWII, Maria a postulant, proves too high-spirited for the religious life and is dispatched to serve as governess for the seven children of a widowed naval Captain. Her growing rapport with the youngsters, coupled with her generosity of spirit, gradually captures the heart of the stern Captain.


BWW Reviews: With Crazily Introspective Shows, Michael Shea, Stacie Koby, and Amber Petty Bring March 'Madness' to The DuplexBWW Reviews: With Crazily Introspective Shows, Michael Shea, Stacie Koby, and Amber Petty Bring March 'Madness' to The Duplex
by Remy Block - Apr 9, 2015

While the frat boys parked their boozy asses in the bar car (aka the couch) for the long road to the NCAA's Final Four over the past few weeks, NYC's village cabaret club The Duplex offered an alternative "March Madness": Cabaret shows about being crazy. As a devotee of time on a different sort of couch, I was drawn in to three separate performances--from Michael Shea, Stacie Koby, and Amber Petty--seeking some music therapy to get me through the tail end of a long winter. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Rebecca Luker Performs Two Original Songs by Georgia StittSTAGE TUBE: Rebecca Luker Performs Two Original Songs by Georgia Stitt
by Stage Tube - Apr 9, 2015

Last month, composer Georgia Stitt along with violinist Victoria Paterson and Kate Baldwin reunited at SubCulture to perform 'Alphabet City Cycle.' Originally recorded in 2009, the song cycle with lyrics by Marcy Heisler consists of five songs about women alone in New York City. (more...)

LATE WITH LANCE! Returning to NYC for Single PerformanceLATE WITH LANCE! Returning to NYC for Single Performance
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Peter Michael Marino's newest old creation is here. Meet Lance…delusional cruise ship entertainer, celebrity stalker and pathological musical theater fanatic. After a 15-year hiatus from the cabaret world, Lance is back in town with his own brand of variety talk show. He's invited Liza Minnelli, Hugh Jackman and Miami Sound Machine to be on his show - and that's surely bound to happen. This solo show/talk show spoof with a musical theater twist features original song parodies, The Sound of Music performed in five minutes, an homage to the film Fame, and many more ridiculous surprises. Lance has suffered for his art. Now it's your turn. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Beef & BoardsPhoto Flash: First Look at THE DROWSY CHAPERONE at Beef & Boards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Mayhem and zany comedy are unleashed in Beef & Boards Dinner Theatre's premiere production of the Tony Award-winning musical The Drowsy Chaperone, now on stage through May 10. The production opens tonight, April 9, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

National Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & MoreNational Theatre's 2015-16 Season to Feature MOTOWN, CINDERELLA & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Broadway at the National announces its 2015-16 season, featuring the Washington premieres of Motown The Musical, the story of Berry Gordy's journey from featherweight boxer to heavyweight music mogul, the Tony® Award-winning Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, with its fresh new take on the beloved tale, and the reconceived adaptation of The Wizard of Oz, featuring additional new songs by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber. The full subscription series also includes the highly anticipated return of Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, as well as everyone's favorite orphan, Annie. (more...)

Nominations for 6th Annual High School Music Awards, Presented at The Orpheum, Announced!Nominations for 6th Annual High School Music Awards, Presented at The Orpheum, Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

On Monday, May 11th at 7:00 p.m., students and supporters from 30 participating schools across the Mid-South will gather at The Orpheum for the 6th Annual High School Musical Theatre Awards. Modeled after the Tony Awards, the High School Musical Theatre Awards recognize achievements in all areas of high school musical theatre. This year, the Orpheum is proud to welcome Broadway and television star Kyle Dean Massey as this year's awards show host. (more...)

Magical Music for Life Foundation Presents TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit ConcertMagical Music for Life Foundation Presents TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Magical Music for Life Foundation will present its fourth annual TUNES IN TIMES SQUARE benefit concert Sunday, May 3, 2015 at 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m. on the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 46th & 47th Streets in Times Square. This event will be a continuous sing-a-thon, with members of the Broadway community, talented children & groups from the tri-state area, and the Magical Music singing groups taking turns on the stage. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Perform 'If I Loved You' from Lyric Opera's CAROUSELSTAGE TUBE: Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale Perform 'If I Loved You' from Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2015

The Chicago Tribune just unveiled an intimate video of Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale -- current stars of Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL -- performing 'If I Loved You'. Click below to watch the duet! (more...)

Marilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This WeekMarilyn Maye, Lesli Margherita & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

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...)

Broadway's Daniel Reichard Will Return to Birdland Jazz Club, 5/10Broadway's Daniel Reichard Will Return to Birdland Jazz Club, 5/10
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Broadway at Birdland concert series has announced the return of Broadway and concert star Daniel Reichard, who will return to Birdland on Sunday, May 10 at 6pm, with a show celebrating the music and lyrics of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. The evening will feature selections from the celebrated songwriting team's catalogue, including rarely-heard jewels and treasured classics alike. (more...)

Brian Stokes Mitchell Joins 10th Anniversary Benefit of Young At Arts, 4/20Brian Stokes Mitchell Joins 10th Anniversary Benefit of Young At Arts, 4/20
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 19, 2015

Tony winner Brian Stokes Mitchell joins more than 100 children at Young At Arts (YAA), a community-based performing arts program that gives out scholarships to deserving young students, to celebrate YAA's 10th anniversary via its annual benefit titled 'Broadway to Bronxville' today, April 20, at Christ Church (17 Sagamore Road, Bronxville, N.Y.) at 6:30 p.m. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 20-26 Featuring Lesli Margherita, Donna Vivino, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for April 20-26 Featuring Lesli Margherita, Donna Vivino, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 19, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Natalie Douglas in 'Hello Dolly...The Music of Dolly Parton;' 54 Sings the Beatles; Donna Vivino: Confessions of a Broadway Baby; Lesli Margherita: All Hail the Queen; and Sondheim Unplugged. (more...)

MATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway SeriesMATILDA, NEWSIES, and More to Lead Fabulous Fox Theatre's 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2015

The Fabulous Fox Theatre is thrilled to announce its remarkable 2015-2016 U.S. Bank Broadway Series featuring five new hits that are making their St. Louis debuts. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/17/2015 - FUN HOME and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/17/2015 - FUN HOME and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 17, 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: WOLF HALL stars come to THEATER TALK, and FUN HOME opens on Broadway this Sunday! (more...)

Photo Flash: Christine Baranski in Rehearsal for Starry FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall!Photo Flash: Christine Baranski in Rehearsal for Starry FOLLIES Concert at Royal Albert Hall!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

Betty Buckley, Christine Baranski, Lorna Luft, Charlotte Page, Peter Polycarpou, Amy Ellen Richardson and Jos Slovick complete the cast of Follies in Concert, with The City of London Philharmonic Orchestra, at the prestigious Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday 28th April, alongside ensemble members Sarah Bakker, CJ Field, Jennifer Davison, Emily Warner, Lucy James and Luke Fetherstone. Below, check out a look inside rehearsal, featuring Baranski and more! (more...)

The Lady Boys of Bangkok Returning to Brighton FringeThe Lady Boys of Bangkok Returning to Brighton Fringe
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The sun rises in the East and the Lady Boys of Bangkok are coming with it! The hottest funniest production this side of Thailand is back at Brighton Fringe from the 1st - 30th May with their brand new show 'Beauties and the Beats'. Taking the UK to the highest levels of frantic fun, lively laughter and unabated euphoria as only the Lady Boys know how and adding some fabulous Thai spice to your Fringe experience! (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...)

ALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This MayALL DANCING! ALL SINGING! Irving Berlin Dance Revue Coming to 92Y This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

We're reaching for the moon, putting all our eggs in one basket, dancing cheek to cheek and pouring our hearts into a song, because it's time to face the music and dance! All Dancing! All Singing! is the first Lyrics & Lyricists dance revue, celebrating Irving Berlin's contributions to Hollywood musicals. Artistic director/choreographer Randy Skinner directs a cast of hand-picked young vocalists/dancers -- Darien Crago, Danny Gardner, Drew Humphrey, Kristie Kerwin, Con O'Shea-Creal and Kristen Beth Williams -- who are joined by veterans Sandy Duncan and Don Correia as special guests. Performances are May 2, 3 and 4. (more...)

THE SOUND OF MUSIC, 42ND STREET, 'JOSEPH' and More Set for 2015-16 Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise SeasonTHE SOUND OF MUSIC, 42ND STREET, 'JOSEPH' and More Set for 2015-16 Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

The Morrison Center, in collaboration with MagicSpace Entertainment, is proud to announce its exciting Fred Meyer Broadway In Boise 2015-2016 Season. This season's lineup includes something for everyone. (more...)

Photo Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The MarriottPhoto Flash: ANYTHING GOES Celebrates Opening Night at The Marriott
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2015

One of musical theater's biggest hits, Anything Goes, the irresistible musical filled with unforgettable music and dazzling dance numbers, continues The Marriott Theatre's spectacular 40th anniversary season. The production opened on April 15 and runs through May 31 at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie HallPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with Carly Hughes, George Salazar, Ryan Worsing and More for TAKE THE STAGE WITH BROADWAY STARS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2015

This Saturday, April 18 at 3:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage, Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical) joins musical director and co-host Leslie Stifelman and director and choreographer Melissa Rae Mahon from Chicago: The Musical, co-host Thomas Cabaniss, and The Broadway All-Star Chorus-comprising top performers from the Great White Way-for a fun, interactive Carnegie Hall Family Concert that gives parents and their children the opportunity to sing and dance along with their favorite Broadway numbers. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Carrie Underwood Pens Dedication To Audra McDonald For TIME's 100 Most Influential PeopleCarrie Underwood Pens Dedication To Audra McDonald For TIME's 100 Most Influential People
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 16, 2015

A SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE! reunion! (more...)

Getting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on BroadwayGetting To Know You! Meet the Full Cast of THE KING AND I, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 16, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I, led by Kelli O'Hara (as Anna Leonowens) and Ken Watanabe (as the King of Siam), directed by Bartlett Sher. The production opens tonight, April 16, 2015 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company, plus watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Houston Symphony Releases Schedule of Events for Summer Concert SeriesHouston Symphony Releases Schedule of Events for Summer Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

HOUSTON (April 14, 2014) –The Houston Symphony just announced the full lineup for its Summer Concert Series at Jones Hall. Tickets for the Symphony's June and July concerts are now on sale to the general public at houstonsymphony.org. (more...)

Audra McDonald Performance at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater Rescheduled for 5/11Audra McDonald Performance at Pittsburgh's Byham Theater Rescheduled for 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Due to an unexpected development in Audra McDonald's schedule, the date for her performance in Pittsburgh has been changed. The concert will now take place at 8 p.m. on Monday, May 11th at the landmark Byham Theater. (more...)

BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?BWW Interviews: BROADWAY SONGBOOK's Kersten Rodau, PhD in Twin Cities Theatre?
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Apr 15, 2015

Kersten Rodau is a well-known performer in the Minneapolis-Saint Paul theatre scene with countless shows to her credit, but perhaps she's earned her PhD in musical theatre by being a cast member of seven of the Ordway Center's BROADWAY SONGBOOK series. (more...)

Jodi Bird Is The 2015 Principality Building Society  Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The YearJodi Bird Is The 2015 Principality Building Society Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year
by Robert Gould - Apr 15, 2015

Robert Gould reports for BWW on the final of the 2015 Welsh Musical Theatre Young Singer Of The Year at the Taliesin Arts Centre, Swansea. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 15th. 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 15, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Lyric's 'Carousel' and the 'Sound Of Music' movie keep R&H front and center, plus 'Show Boat' from San Francisco and 'The Wiz,' 'Rocky Horror' and 'Grease' coming on television. COT has Ricky Ian Gordon, the Royal George has Louis Prima, more 'First Date' and 'Ordinary Days,' 'On Your Feet' and Broadway In Chicago's summer concert get set, and more! (more...)

Over 100 Broadway Kids to Light Up Symphony Space in ALMOST THERE, 5/4Over 100 Broadway Kids to Light Up Symphony Space in ALMOST THERE, 5/4
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

Thommie Retter, (Billy Elliot) and Retter Entertainment provide unique opportunities for aspiring young performers through This Way To Broadway, a series of workshops culminating in showcase opportunities, including singing, acting, and dancing. The coming event, Almost There, will take place at the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre at Symphony Space located at 2537 Broadway. (more...)

Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Is Coming Back to the Big ScreenRodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC Is Coming Back to the Big Screen
by BWW Discount Alert - Apr 15, 2015

The cinemas are alive with The Sound of Music! Join Maria, the Captain and his seven unruly children as their lives are transformed by the power of song and Julie Andrews' magical voice. Fathom Events, Turner Classic Movies and Twentieth Century Fox invite you to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the biggest movie musical of all time when The Sound of Music returns to select cinemas nationwide for a special two-day only event on Sunday, April 19 and Wednesday, April 22 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. local time. (more...)

Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Who's in the Wedding Party? Meet the Full Cast of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 14, 2015

Tony and Emmy Award winner Tyne Daly, Tony Award winner Harriet Harris, Sierra Boggess and Lisa Howard head an outstanding cast in It Shoulda Been You, the hilarious and heartwarming new musical comedy that proves when it comes to wedding day insanity, everything is relative. It Shoulda Been You, which had a sold-out premiere at New Jersey's George Street Playhouse, officially opens tonight, April 14, 2015 at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast Of FOLLIES IN CONCERT In Rehearsal!Photo Coverage: Cast Of FOLLIES IN CONCERT In Rehearsal!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Check out these rehearsal shots of the cast of Follies in Concert, courtesy of Darren Bell! (more...)

BWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MUSLIM MILLIE Thoroughly MirthfulBWW Reviews: THOROUGHLY MUSLIM MILLIE Thoroughly Mirthful
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 14, 2015

Ryan Landry and the Gold Dust Orphans mash-up THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, The Sound of Music, and the politics of oil and the Middle East in their latest side-splitting musical, THOROUGHLY MUSLIM MILLIE. Scott Martino's to-die-for costumes and scenic design aesthetic are on display, along with a cast made up of long-time favorites and fresh talent, singing and dancing to a batch of borrowed musical theater gems. Put on your harem pants and belly dance down to Machine in the Fenway. (more...)

New Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 SeasonNew Production of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Six Debuts Set for TPAC's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Tennessee Performing Arts Center (TPAC) will celebrate its 35th anniversary with a storybook lineup that blends long-awaited returns with six of the hottest Broadway titles in its upcoming 2015-16 HCA/TriStar Health Broadway at TPAC series and Broadway special engagements. (more...)

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the 2015-2016 Season of the FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY MACY'SThe Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra Presents the 2015-2016 Season of the FIDDLESTICKS FAMILY CONCERT SERIES PRESENTED BY MACY'S
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Pittsburgh Symphony Orchestra proudly announced the 2015-2016 season of the fun-filled, family-friendly Fiddlesticks Family Concerts Presented by Macy's series. (more...)

Houston Symphony Sets Summer Concert Series at Jones HallHouston Symphony Sets Summer Concert Series at Jones Hall
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

The Houston Symphony just announced the full lineup for its Summer Concert Series at Jones Hall. Tickets for the Symphony's June and July concerts are now on sale to the general public at houstonsymphony.org. (more...)

Center for Puppetry Arts Sets 2015-16 SeasonCenter for Puppetry Arts Sets 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

In the midst of a highly anticipated expansion and renovation project, the Center for Puppetry Arts announces its 2015-2016 performance season, filled with classic tales, memorable characters and plenty of puppet fun for the entire family! The 16-show lineup features a brand new Center-produced show, a few returning favorites and a number of notable new and returning guest artist engagements. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: The Von Trapps' Release New EP 'Dancing in Gold' TodayFIRST LISTEN: The Von Trapps' Release New EP 'Dancing in Gold' Today
by Movies News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Dancing in Gold, the first of three EPs of entirely original material that The von Trapps plan to send out into the world over the next two years, is out now via Heinz Records. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Benanti Tries Her Hand at Pizza Making in Latest 'Workin It' VideoVIDEO: Laura Benanti Tries Her Hand at Pizza Making in Latest 'Workin It' Video
by TV News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Broadway's Laura Benanti, who currently stars opposite DWTS' Derek Hough in Radio City's New York Spring Spectacular, has shared the latest episode of her video series 'Workin' It'. (more...)

Laura Benanti Set To Pen Collection Of Humorous Essays, To Be Published In 2016Laura Benanti Set To Pen Collection Of Humorous Essays, To Be Published In 2016
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 13, 2015

A Broadway and Hollywood star is penning a memoir! (more...)

Masterworks Broadway Rekindles Its Pledge To Empty The Vault With Classic Albums Released On CD For The First TimeMasterworks Broadway Rekindles Its Pledge To Empty The Vault With Classic Albums Released On CD For The First Time
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

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SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens Box Office in Manila; Tickets Start at PhP1500SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens Box Office in Manila; Tickets Start at PhP1500
by Oliver Oliveros - Apr 13, 2015

Direct from London's West End and its UK and Ireland Tour, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, produced by Stage Entertainment and Chichester Festival Theatre, in cooperation with David Atkins Enterprises, Michael Cassel Group, Concertus Manila, Dainty Group, and Lunchbox Theatrical Productions, opens box office to the public via TicketWorld (Call 632-8919999 or visit ticketworld.com.ph). (more...)

Bebe Neuwirth, Tituss Burgess and More Set for Tonight's 24 HOUR MUSICALSBebe Neuwirth, Tituss Burgess and More Set for Tonight's 24 HOUR MUSICALS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Tonight, April 13th, The 24 Hour Company is teaming with the Exchange, an off-Broadway theater company, to create the seventh 24 Hour Musicals. A team of more than 100 - including stars from Broadway, film, television, and music - will cast, write, compose, direct, rehearse, tech, and perform four original musicals - all in the obscenely short time between an evening meet-and-greet on Sunday, April 12 and show time tonight, April 13 at 8pm. The event benefits the Exchange's summer program, The Orchard Project, which incubates and accelerates innovative new theatrical work from around the world. (more...)

Pasquale, Ashford, and Osnes Talk CAROUSEL; Next Stop Broadway?Pasquale, Ashford, and Osnes Talk CAROUSEL; Next Stop Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

Could CAROUSEL be the next Rodgers and Hammerstein revival to grace the Broadway stage? The cast of the Lyric Opera of Chicago's production hope so. (more...)

BWW REVIEWS: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL Is Huge, Audaciously Daring, and Bracingly HumanBWW REVIEWS: Lyric Opera of Chicago's CAROUSEL Is Huge, Audaciously Daring, and Bracingly Human
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 12, 2015

When one of the world's major opera houses announced its plans to present the best-known works of Broadway's Rodgers and Hammerstein over a five-season span, no one had reason to believe that the Lyric Opera of Chicago would present a 'Carousel' starring a slew of Broadway, television, opera and ballet stars alongside the cream of Chicago's theatrical and vocal talent (60 actors, singers and dancers in all), supported by an orchestra of 37 players, and all overseen by the same director and musical director who would bring 'The Sound of Music' and 'Peter Pan' to live television, Carrie Underwood, Christopher Walken and all. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry New Production of CAROUSEL!BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Lyric Opera of Chicago's Starry New Production of CAROUSEL!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel begins tonight, April 10, and continues through May 3 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. The official press opening for Carousel is tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights of the stunning new production below! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Lyric Opera's CAROUSEL with Laura Osnes and Steven Pasquale!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Carousel is the third Rodgers and Hammerstein musical to be presented as part of Lyric's American Musical Theater Initiative. The King and I and South Pacific follow in the 2015-16 and 2016-17 seasons, respectively. Past productions were Oklahoma! in the 2012-13 season and The Sound of Music in the 2013-14 season. Carousel runs Friday, April 10 through Sunday, May 3, 2015 (26 performances, including one preview and one student matinee) at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. The official press opening for Carousel is Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. Check out photos of the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Masterworks Broadway to Release Three New Classic AlbumsMasterworks Broadway to Release Three New Classic Albums
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Masterworks Broadway continues to make good on its promise to make available its extensive catalog of cast recordings with the release of three classic albums from the archives previously unavailable on CD - Dames at Sea - The Original London Cast Recording (April 14), Two's Company (May 4), andAges of Man (June 16). Upon release, each title will be accompanied by new album pages and photos on MasterworksBroadway.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Stunning CAROUSEL!Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Osnes, Steven Pasquale & More in Lyric Opera of Chicago's Stunning CAROUSEL!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

Lyric Opera of Chicago's stunning new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's Carousel begins tonight, April 10, and continues through May 3 at the Civic Opera House, 20 N. Wacker Dr., Chicago. Tickets start at $29, and are available at lyricopera.org/carousel or at 312-827-5600. The official press opening for Carousel is tomorrow, Saturday, April 11 at 7pm. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/10/2015 - CAROUSEL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/10/2015 - CAROUSEL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 10, 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: Jonathan Groff discusses his career today, a starry CAROUSEL begins in Chicago, and AN AMERICAN IN PARIS opens this Sunday! (more...)

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