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Based on The Trapp Family Singers by Maria Augusta Trapp

Based on an inspiring true story, ďTHE SOUND OF MUSICĒ is one of Rodgers and Hammersteinís 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.


Maine State Music Theatre Present Rodgers & Hammerstein's A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING
by Marianka Swain - Jun 9, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre presents Rodgers & Hammerstein's A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING appearing on the Pickard stage for one day only: Monday, June 20, 2016 at 2 PM and 7:30 PM. Taste and imagination, the two key ingredients for a first-rate revue, abound in this fresh take on the Rodgers & Hammerstein canon. This revue, with innovative musical arrangements including a sultry Andrews Sisters-esque 'I'm Gonna Wash That Man Right Out-a My Hair,' a swingin' 'Honeybun' worthy of the Modernaires, and a jazzy 'Kansas City', leaves no question about how terrifically up to date the remarkable songs of R&H remain. (more...)

Simon Burke Joins Cast of Black Swan's CLINTON: THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Black Swan has announced that leading actor, singer and producer Simon Burke AO will make his debut performance with the company and join the cast of Clinton: The Musical, from Queensland brothers Paul Hodge and Michael Hodge. (more...)

Tickets to THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Segerstrom Center for the Arts Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

Tickets are on sale now for the brand new production of The Sound of Music, directed by three-time Tony Award¬ģ winner Jack O'Brien. This lavish new production will make its Orange County premiere July 19 - 31, 2016 at Segerstrom Center for the Arts as part of a North American tour. Tickets for The Sound of Music start at $29 and may be purchased online at SCFTA.org, the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa or by calling (714) 556-2787. For inquiries about group tickets for 10 or more, call the Group Services office at (714) 755-0236. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, July 30, 2016 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. (more...)

BWW Review: The Talented MICHAEL LONGORIA Truly Connects With His Biographical Cabaret
by Gil Kaan - Jun 9, 2016

On June 7, the Rockwell Table & Stage featured the stunning vocals of Michael Longoria. Smartly written by Longoria and his director Taylor James, Broadway standards received re-imagined, re-purposed raison-d'etre in advancing Longoria's fascinating narrative. His verbal accounts (serving as song intros) gave fresh, innovative meanings to his show tune classics selections. (more...)

Orpheum Theatre's 2016 Summer Movie Series Continues This Week with THE SOUND OF MUSIC & THE ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The Orpheum Theatre's 2016 Summer Movie Series continues this week with the return of the The Sound of Music on Thursday, June 9th at 7 PM and The Rocky Horror Picture Show on Friday, June 10th at 8 PM. These will be the last movies shown on the Orpheum big screen until August as the auditorium undergoes major painting and cleaning of the gold leaf. (more...)

FEARLESS! to Premiere at Cookeville Performing Arts Center, 7/7-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

The Broadway-style play 'FEARLESS! The Golden Love Musical' will hold its world premiere in Middle Tennessee from July 7-17, bringing music, dance and comedy to the 450-seat Cookeville (Tenn.) Performing Arts Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Contra Costa Civic Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Contra Costa Civic Theatre (CCCT) concludes its 56th season with the two-time Tony award-winning musical, American Idiot, directed and choreographed by Alex Perez, who returns to CCCT following his acclaimed Bay Area premiere production of The Addams Family, with music direction by Kevin Roland, who helmed CCCT's recent productions of The Secret Garden and The Sound of Music. American Idiot plays from June 10 through July 17; performances are Fridays and Saturdays at 8pm, and Sundays at 2pm at the theatre. (more...)

Bronwyn Elvis Comics- A Musical Theater Fan Goes Graphic
by Alix Cohen - Jun 7, 2016

14-year-old Bronwyn Chochinov always loved to draw. As a 4th and 5th grader, she contributed ongoing comic strips in her school's High School newspaper: How to Survive 4th Grade, and How to Survive 5th Grade. She has also, from a very young age, loved musicals. As best as she can remember, Bronwyn was 5 when she was taken to Beauty and the Beast starring Donny Osmond as Gaston. Mother Victoria Brown was a fan and the two waited for an autograph. 'There were all these ladies my mom's age going crazy. They were like trampling me and I started crying. He picked me up and talked to me. I've gone to the stage door ever since.' (more...)

Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards Winners Announced
by Marianka Swain - Jun 7, 2016

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the award recipients of the Fifth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards: Jack Cahill-Lemme of Park Ridge, IL (Main South High School) as BEST ACTOR for his portrayal of Edward Bloom in BIG FISH and Cecilia Trippiedi of Orland Park, IL (Carl Sandburg High School) as BEST ACTRESS for her portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY. Jack and Cecilia will represent the state of Illinois at The Jimmy Awards in New York on June 27, 2016. (more...)

Broadway In Chicago Announces the Winners of the Fifth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

In celebration of outstanding achievement in high school musical theater performances, Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce the award recipients of the Fifth Annual Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards: Jack Cahill-Lemme of Park Ridge, IL (Main South High School) as BEST ACTOR for his portrayal of Edward Bloom in BIG FISH and Cecilia Trippiedi of Orland Park, IL (Carl Sandburg High School) as BEST ACTRESS for her portrayal of Eliza Doolittle in MY FAIR LADY. Jack and Cecilia will represent the state of Illinois at The Jimmy Awards in New York on June 27, 2016. (more...)

42ND STREET National Tour Plays Dallas & Fort Worth This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

The quintessential backstage musical comedy classic 42nd STREET will celebrate a 2 week engagement at the Music Hall at Fair Park with a sparkling new production, June 28 - July 10 presented by Dallas Summer Musicals. This high-octane tour will then head to Fort Worth, where it will play at Bass Performance Hall July 12-17, presented by Performing Arts Fort Worth. 42nd STREET will be directed by co-author Mark Bramble and choreographed by Randy Skinner, the team who staged the 2001 Tony Award winning Best Revival. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: The TURNING THE TABLES Finale- Bernie Telsey, CSA Meets for HAMILTON's King George!
by Turning the Tables - Jun 7, 2016

BroadwayWorld will be exclusively bringing you episodes of Turning the Tables- a new web series brought to you by the team that's brought you nothing before! Find out what happens when Broadway's hottest casting directors get the tables turned and audition for the actors. Below, watch as Bernie Telsey meets to be HAMILTON's next King George! (more...)

Paper Mill Show Choir to Perform Season Finale Concert at SOPAC, 6/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced a one-night-only, season finale concert at South Orange Performing Arts Center (SOPAC) in South Orange, New Jersey on Sunday, June 19, 2016 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

FUN HOME's Alessandra Baldacchino and More Join LOVE IS LOVE Benefit at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

Celebrate Pride with Broadway's youngest stars at LOVE IS LOVE on Tuesday, June 28th, at 7:30 pm at The Triad. (more...)

Jeeves & Wooster to Bring PERFECT NONSENSE to Sydney Opera House This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

?Following a sell-out year on London's West End, three successful UK tours and a season in Mumbai, the charmingly incompetent English gentleman Bertie Wooster and his unflappable valet Jeeves are packing their bags for a trip to Sydney. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Soars at The Buell Theatre
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 23, 2016

We live in the Alps during the summer, in a little chalet with a magnificent view of the Dolomites. There is something majestic about those snow-capped peaks. From our hotel in Denver, we can see a similar view of the Rockies. When I saw that SOUND OF MUSIC was playing at the Buell I just had to see the performance, which is part of the national tour. Oh, it was stunning! No one could ask for a better production! (more...)

BWW Blog: Durham Performing Arts Center's 2015-16 Season Recap
by Jeffrey Kare - Jun 23, 2016

Since the 2015-16 Season at the Durham Performing Arts Center has wrapped up, I decided to give you guys a little recap. While there were several different offerings that range from overhyped (A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder) to thought-provoking, yet a little divisive (Cabaret) to entertaining (42nd Street) to compelling (If/Then), these are some of my top picks of the season. (more...)

Broadway League Honors Maitland Middle School Teacher with Educator Apple Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of the Arts and The Broadway League, the national trade organization for the commercial theatre industry, announces the three 2016 League Educator Apple Award recipients. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Barbra Streisand & Jamie Foxx Record 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain' for 'Encore' LP
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Below, watch Barbara Streisand and Jamie Foxx record 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain,' The Sound of Music classic tune featured on Streisand's forthcoming album 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway.' (more...)

Cast Announced For Musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 22, 2016

The cast has been announced for the European premiere of heart-warming chamber musical THE BURNT PART BOYS at Park Theatre, which runs from 10 August to 3 September. This is the first musical to be staged in PARK90, and British director Matthew Illife directs a brand new cast in this premiere. Press Night is Thursday 11 August, 7pm.   (more...)

BWW NEWS: 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS Announced Across Australia
by Jade Kops - Jun 21, 2016

BWW Sydney attended the announcement of the 2016 HELPMANN AWARDS NOMINATIONS at Sydney Theatre Company's Wharf 2 Theatre. (more...)

Deluxe Edition of Barbra Streisand's ENCORE Includes Solos From FOLLIES, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, BALLROOM, TOO MANY GIRLS
by Michael Dale - Jun 21, 2016

Fans who purchase Barbra Streisand's newest album, 'Encore: Movie Partners Sing Broadway' from Target, will receive a Deluxe Edition including four additional tracks. (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Michael Longoria Talks SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, His LGBT Youth Benefit
by Ashley LaChant - Jun 21, 2016

Michael Longoria kicks off New York Pride with SONGS FOR NEW ALTERNATIVES, a star-studded fundraiser to empower LGBT youth and raise money for the New Alternatives center. BroadwayWorld spoke with Longoria to learn more about the event, his passion for the community, and his heartfelt album, BROADWAY BRICK BY BRICK. (more...)

BWW Review: MSMT's A GRAND NIGHT FOR SINGING (and Dancing) Lives Up To Its Name
by Carla Maria Verdino-SŁllwold - Jun 21, 2016

Maine State Music Theatre continues its impressive 2016 lineup of shows with two performances on June 20, 2016, of A Grand Night for Singing, a musical revue conceived by Walter Bobbie to showcase the glorious songs of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. Directed and choreographed by Curt Dale Clark with tap choreography by Raymond Marc Dumont, the revue features a sixteen-member cast of young professionals drawn from the intern company and local Maine performers, who turn in a performance that offers not only grand singing and dancing, but also speaks to the huge reservoirs of talent that MSMT is proud to possess. The original 1993 twenty-seven song revue skillfully weaves together a wide range of Rodgers and Hammerstein's works in arrangements by Fred Wells (and lovely orchestrations by Michael Gibson and Jonathan Tunick) from both their smash hits like Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The Sound of Music, The King and I, and Cinderella, as well as gems from lesser-known shows like Allegro, State Fair, Flower Drum Song, and Pipe Dream. Patrick Fanning serves as MSMT's Music Director, conducting the wealth of melodic material with elan, delicious detail, and nuance and eliciting from the young cast lyrical and idiomatic renditions of beloved sings such as 'We Kiss in a Shadow,' 'Maria,' 'If I Loved You,' and 'This Nearly Was Mine' or upbeat numbers like 'Honey Bun' and 'Oh, What a Beautiful Morning!' The dynamically staged and imaginatively choreographed production by MSMT's Artistic Director Curt Dale Clark - with a dazzling, intricate tap number created by Raymond Marc Dumont for 'Kansas City' - is brimming with class, warmth, and humor. Clark inspires the cast to bring to their music and vignettes an infectious and embracing energy, an eloquence of emotion spiced with mischievous moments. His pacing is brisk, and he effectively builds a lively sense of character and communication among the cast members, who share their enthusiasm with the public, even interacting on several occasions with the audience in the house. By retooling the contexts of many of the songs, he is able to add a contemporary and universal touch to their appeal. Most of all, he helps these young artists find and share the timeless heart in this treasure trove of American musical theatre. Using the bare bones of the Ghost set makes for a minimal but attractive decor. The characterful casual and subsequently elegantly formal costumes by Travis S. Grant are carefully chosen for their complementary pastel hues; the kinetic lighting by Heather Reynolds and a well-balanced sound design by Nate Dickson contribute to making this revue offers a feast for eyes and ears. Working seamlessly as an ensemble, the youthful cast gives their all both in the big production numbers and in focused solos, amply illustrating the meaning of the musical theatre term 'triple threat.' They sing beautifully; they dance with technical aplomb, and they act with irresistible charm. Moreover, each and every one of them knows how to interpret a song - to make it more than a lyrical moment. Each has several occasions to shine, and Clark and Dumont have skillfully mined their individual strengths. Among the many highlights are a perky rendition of 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top' (Eric Berry-Sandelin, Katie Whittemore, Cameron Wright, Rachel Grindle, Hugh Cipparone, Berkley Jones), inspired vocal interpretations of 'If I Loved You (Jennifer Kennedy), 'It Might As Well Be Spring' (Berkely Jones)'This Nearly Was Mine,'(Matthew LaBerge), a smoldering account of 'Maria' (Alex Drost), a romantic 'We Kiss in a Shadow' (Giovanni DiGabrieli), a winsome 'All At Once' (Marty Lauter, Cipparone), and a single verse in 'Love Look Away' to bring tears to the eyes (Lauter), a feisty 'Stepsisters' Lament,' (Ali Sarnacchiaro, Haley Ostir, Megan Flynn), a spirited 'I Can't Say No' (Molly Keane-Dreyer, Kennedy), and a witty 'The Gentleman Is A Dope' (Alex Drost, Kyle Laing, Ostir, DiGabrieli, Lauter). The numerous ensemble numbers are enhanced by the strong camaraderie and chemistry among the players, making for some memorable comic and romantic moments such as the women's septet in sunny 'Wash That Man' and the men's octet in a plaintive 'Love Look Away.' The choreography is expressive, lyrical, and catchy by turns - ranging from ballet and modern to jazz and tap - with such numbers as the sweeping polka of 'Shall We Dance?' or the dueling tap in 'Kansas City' garnering special attention. Special mention to Berkely Jones, Marty Lauter, and Kyle Laing for their dance solos and impressive technique. To spend an evening with these magnificent Rodgers and Hammerstein classics makes it impossible not to take away a renewed appreciation for their geniuses and a love of their legacy. But A Grand Night for Singing does something else as well. It proves to be one more piece of evidence that MSMT is truly, as its catchphrase promises, 'Bringing Broadway to Brunswick.' Photos courtesy of MSMT, Roger S.Duncan, potographer Evita which begins on June 29 - July 16 at the Pickard Theater, 1 Bath Rd., Brunswick, ME, on Monday, June 20 at 2:00 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. For tickets call box office at 207-725-8769 or visit online at www.msmt.org (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Cast of HOLIDAY INN and More Set for Irving Berlin Events in NYC This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Rodgers & Hammerstein, An Imagem Company will celebrate a summer of Irving Berlin special events to explore the iconic American songwriter behind "God Bless America," "White Christmas," "Blue Skies," "There's No Business Like Show Business" and countless others. (more...)

LOVE IS LOVE Benefit Set for The Triad, 6/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Celebrate Pride with Broadway's youngest stars at Love is Love on Tues, June 28th at 7:30 pm at The Triad. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

Broadway League Names 2016 League Educator Apple Award Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Broadway League, the national trade organization for the commercial theatre industry, announces the 2016 League Educator Apple Award recipients. Now in its fourteenth year, the awards acknowledge the efforts of local teachers and advocates who support programs relating to Broadway or Touring Broadway shows, promoting further development of theatre education. (more...)

Arlene Phillips Helms New British Rock Musical 27 at Cockpit Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Jun 20, 2016

Director/choreographer Arlene Phillips is to helm the world premiere of new British rock musical, written and co-directed by Sam Cassidy. The show runs 8 September-22 October at London's Cockpit Theatre, with press night on 12 September. (more...)

Cast Announced for MNM Productions' THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND at Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Marcie Gorman-Althof and Michael Lifshitz, the producing partners behind MNM Productions, today named the five-person cast of THE WORLD GOES 'ROUND, a musical revue showcasing the music of legendary Broadway songwriters John Kander and Fred Ebb, including such audience favorite tunes as All That Jazz, My Coloring Book and New York, New York. Conceived by David Thompson, Scott Ellis and Susan Stroman, the show will run for 15 performances at the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach, starting on Thursday, August 4, 2016. (more...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre & Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance to Host CABARET FOR A CAUSE, 6/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre and The Dee Buchanan Studio of Dance have come together to host Cabaret for a Cause on Saturday, June 25th at Way Off Broadway. The charity event is to benefit the Bald Ballerina. (more...)

Carrie Underwood Sings New Opening Theme for NBC's SUNDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL
by TV News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Seven-time Grammy Award-winner and multi-platinum recording artist Carrie Underwood has recorded a new opening theme song for NBC's Sunday Night Football, primetime television's No. 1 program for five consecutive years. (more...)

MATILDA Leads the Pack in Australia's Helpmann Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

The countdown to the 16th Annual Helpmann Awards is on, following tonight's announcement of the 2016 Helpmann Award Nominees. (more...)

BWW Review: The Golden Age of Broadway at The Boston Pops
by Nancy Grossman - Jun 17, 2016

The Boston Pops has been winning the affection of audiences in Boston and beyond for 131 seasons with programs like The Golden Age of Broadway and featured performers Marin Mazzie, Jason Danieley, Laura Osnes, and Justin Hopkins. Keith Lockhart was on the podium and Lidiya Yankovskaya was Guest Chorus Conductor with the Tanglewood Festival Chorus. (more...)

BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Healthy Vocal Production at any Age
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Jun 17, 2016

As one of the pianists for the original Broadway production of Annie, many of my voice teacher colleagues were horrified at the thought of little girls being asked to belt out songs such as "Tomorrow" and "Hard Knock Life." And yet, many of these teachers refused to accept those young girls as students! At that time, many voice teachers would not agree to teach students who had unchanged, prepubescent voices. They were under the impression that voice lessons could permanently damage a child's voice, which remained a widely accepted belief for many years.  (more...)

New Musical DREAMLAND Set for NoHo Arts Center This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Dreamland, a new musical conceived, written, composed by 14-time Emmy Award winner John Francis Smith with daughter Asia Ray Smith, will have its first ever "off-book" staged performances at the NoHo Arts Center Friday, June 17 at 8:00 pm; and Saturday, June 18 at 2:00 and 8:00 pm.  The production is also produced by Smith.  Robert Arnold directs, with musical direction by Christian Regul and Jake Anthony (who also serves as vocal director). (more...)

Tony Award Winner Laura Benanti Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with 'Tales from Soprano Isle' This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Fresh off her Tony Award-nominated role in Roundabout Theater Company's critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me, Tony Award winner Laura Benanti returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with her new show, Tales from Soprano Isle, for three performances only - Friday, July 29 (8 p.m.), Saturday, July 30 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, July 31 (3 p.m.). In this humorous evening, Benanti will perform songs from throughout her celebrated career, as well as share stories and personal anecdotes from her life on and off the stage! Tickets for Laura Benanti range in price from $75 - $95 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Curve Announces Cast of BUGSY MALONE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Curve has announced a local cast of over 30 young performers and a home-grown orchestra for this year's Made at Curve Community Production, Bugsy Malone. (more...)

Open Air Theatre to Present LITTLE WOMEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Louisa May Alcott's timeless and captivating story 'Little Women' is brought to life on the Open Air Theatre stage for two weekends when Little Women, the Broadway Musical opens on Friday, June 17 and continues through Sunday, June 26. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Way Off Broadway to Stage SPAMALOT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

             Lovingly ripped off from the classic film comedy Monty Python and the Holy Grail, Spamalot tells the legendary tale of King Arthur's quest to find the Holy Grail, and features a bevy of beautiful show girls, not to mention cows, killer rabbits, and French people.  Throughout the show, Arthur, traveling with his servant Patsy, recruits several knights to accompany him on his quest, including Sir Bedevere, Sir Robin, Sir Lancelot and Sir Galahad.  On their way, they meet the Lady of the Lake, Not Dead Fred, the Black Knight, and the Knights who say Ni. (more...)

BWW Interview: This Bottom's On Top! - Rob McClure Talks Joining the Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 14, 2016

Today, Rob McClure chats exclusively with BWW about joining this hilarious production and explains why he is literally reminded everyday that he has some big shoes to fill! (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway Veteran Merwin Foard Discusses THE SOUND OF MUSIC's Timeless Impact
by Kailey Hansen - Jun 13, 2016

This June, the city is alive with the familiar sound of Rodgers and Hammerstein's iconic music. Making their rounds on a critically-acclaimed national tour, the latest production of The Sound of Music plays the Cadillac Palace Theatre until June 19. This memorable limited engagement brings audiences the classic tale of a free-spirited nun and her chance encounter with a hard-hearted captain and his seven children. Broadway veteran and Disney actor Merwin Foard (Max Detweiler) gives us the inside scoop on bringing this unforgettable story back to life. (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of THE SECRET GARDEN at Lake Forest Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Experience Broadway in New Orleans at the Saenger Theatre Open House
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

The public is invited to preview the upcoming East Jefferson General Hospital Broadway in New Orleans 2016-17 season on Sunday, June 26, from 1 - 4 p.m. at the historic Saenger Theatre. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, the new season, featuring Broadway classics, family favorites and smash-hit blockbusters, kicks off in fall 2016. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read an Excerpt from John Breglio's I WANNA BE A PRODUCER- The Idea
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2016

What does a 'producer' actually do? How does one travel from that great idea for a show to a smash hit opening night on Broadway? John Breglio cannot guarantee you a hit, but he does take the reader on a fascinating journey behind-the-scenes to where he himself once stood as a child, dreaming about the theatre.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lake Forest Theatre's THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

 Lake Forest Theatre presents its inaugural season opener, THE SECRET GARDEN, opening June 10 and running through July 2, with the press opening on Friday, June 10, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. Managing Artistic Director Steve Malone will direct the season opener at the newly renovated John & Nancy Hughes Theatre, 400 East Illinois Rd. in downtown Lake Forest. The production will be accompanied by a 15-piece live orchestra. (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston to Present THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2016

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will bring the bright lights of 1920's New York City to the stage with the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Thoroughly Modern Mille from July 7-17, 2016.  Millie will run for eight performances at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452).  Directed by Broadway veteran Cynthia Thole (Me and My Girl), Millie will star Gabrielle Carrubba (American Idol Season 11, Spring Awakening) as Millie Dillmount, a small-town girl who arrives in New York City to lead a thoroughly modern life. Millie will also feature Maryann Zschau (Nunsense National Tour) reprising her IRNE Award-winning role as Mrs. Meers (Reagle Music Theater 2006) and IRNE nominee Mark Linehan (Shrek The Musical, South Pacific) as Trevor Graydon.  This lavish musical is filled with fabulous flappers, eccentric New Yorkers and soaring musical numbers including "Forget About the Boy" and "Only In New York."   (more...)

BWW Review: The Sweet SOUND OF MUSIC Fills the Cadillac Palace
by Rachel Weinberg - Jun 10, 2016

Broadway In Chicago's engagement of The Sound of Music national tour makes for a pleasant and tuneful evening at this Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. Under the direction of Jack O'Brien, this production teems with a lively and joyful energy. In Kerstin Anderson, O'Brien has found a stunning anchor for the the leading role of Maria Rainer. Anderson, a current undergraduate studying Musical Theater at Pace University, exudes optimism and youthful vivacity onstage. And from the moment she begins singing the show's title song, it becomes evident that audiences are in good hands. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part One: The 1960s
by Michael Dale - Jun 10, 2016

The first of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

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