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Inspired by the words of Will Rogers and Betty Rogers

The Will Rogers Follies focuses on the life and career of
famed humorist and performer Will Rogers (“Oklahoma’s
favorite son”). Using the Ziegfeld Follies as a backdrop,
Follies describes the episodes of Rogers’ life in spectacular
production numbers and conveys the personality of
this quintessentially American figure using snippets of
his famous homespun style of wisdom and common
sense. Follies was the winner of the Tony and Drama
Desk Award for Best Musical.


Mo Gaffney Joins Cast of Ogunquit Playhouse's GREASE
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014

The Ogunquit Playhouse, America's Foremost Summer Theatre, kicks off its 82nd season with Grease, the musical that Ogunquit audiences rated as the No. 1 show they wanted to see in 2014. It's the beloved rock n' roll celebration of teen angst, fast cars and first loves all set in the fabulous fifties. This all-new production is on stage May 21 to June 21 and features the irresistible songs from the Tony Award nominated Broadway show and hit movie, including 'You're The One That I Want,' 'Grease Is The Word,' 'Summer Nights,' 'Hopelessly Devoted To You,' 'Greased Lightnin' and many more. (more...)

Moms to Enjoy BC/EFA's BROADWAY BARES: SOLO STRIPS for Free this Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2014

This Mother's Day, give mom a gift she will always remember: an evening with 11 of the most delectable male dancers from Broadway Bares. Bring your mom to this Sunday's Broadway Bares: Solo Strips and she will get in free with your paid admission at the door for the evening of sexy, choreographed stripteases benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

David Elder, Kathleen Monteleone, Dee Hoty, Ken Prymus and More Set for Pittsburgh CLO's 2014 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2014

Pittsburgh CLO's 2014 Summer Season will be highlighted by incredible performances courtesy of Broadway stars, veterans of the stage and screen and Pittsburgh's finest local performers! (more...)

Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival Launches 2014 Season Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - May 28, 2014

The musicals are coming! Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival launches another highly anticipated season of "Broadway in the Finger Lakes," with a variety of regional premieres, Broadway classics, off-the-wall comedies, and the next generation of musical theater at three different theaters. The season opens on May 29 with "Menopause The Musical" at MGR Downtown at the Auburn Public Theater in Auburn, New York. This hilarious musical is great for a ladies' night out and has kept millions of women laughing and celebrating the change. (more...)

Cady Huffman & Kate Shindle to Lead New Musical 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' at Minetta Lane, Begin. 7/28
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle are set to head the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

BWW Interviews: Choreographer Spencer Liff Talks HEDWIG, DWTS & New Season of SYTYCD
by Caryn Robbins - May 16, 2014

Today, the multi-talented dancer speaks exclusively to BWW about the uniqueness of choreographing a show like 'Hedwig', his longtime relationship with Neil Patrick Harris and what's ahead for the new season of 'So You Think You Can Dance.' (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

Steve Blanchard, Dee Hoty and More Among Stars of Lyric Theatre's 2014 Summer Shows; Cast & Creatives Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2014

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma today announced casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Steve Blanchard, George Dvorsky, Dee Hoty, Victoria Huston-Elem, Meredith Inglesby, Amanda Lea LaVergne, Danny Rothman, Emily Skinner, Chuck Wagner, and more. All four productions- LES MISERABLES, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, MONTY PYTHON'S SPAMALOT, and A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC - will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Kate Baldwin, Katie Finneran & More Preview 54 Below Shows!
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2014

Tony® nominee Kate Baldwin (Big Fish, Giant, Finian's Rainbow); two-time Tony Award winner Katie Finneran (Annie, Promises Promises); three-time Tony Award winner Hinton Battle (The Tap Dance Kid, Miss Saigon, The Wiz); three time Tony-nominee Dee Hoty (The Will Rogers Follies, Footloose); Tony Award winning producer, singer and actor Tamara Tunie (producer of Spring Awakening, performed in Broadway's Oh Kay!); and Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams (Hallelujah Baby!, On Golden Pond) all gathered last week to preview their upcoming shows at 54 Below. BroadwayWorld was there for the sneak peek event and you can check out photos below! (more...)

It's Official! Kristin Chenoweth to Return to Broadway with Peter Gallagher in ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY in Spring 2015
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

It's been rumored, talked about, discussed and we've been reporting on it for what feels like forever -- and now, it's official! Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that it will present Tony & Emmy Award winner Kristin Chenoweth as 'Lily Garland' and Golden Globe & SAG Award winner & Tony nominee Peter Gallagher as 'Oscar Jaffe' in a new Broadway production of the classic musical ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, directed by Scott Ellis and choreographed by Warren Carlyle. ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY features music by Cy Coleman and book & lyrics by Betty Comden & Adolph Green. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Marilyn Maye, Mark Nadler & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 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...)

MAURICE HINES IS TAPPIN' THRU LIFE! Comes to Cleveland Play House, 5/30-6/29
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2014

Cleveland Play House enthusiastically welcomes dance legend Maurice Hines to Cleveland in the toe-tapping extravaganza, Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru Life. Co-produced with Alliance Theatre and Arena Stage, CPH audiences will be dazzled by this infectious production, which brings the history of American tap to life. Directed by Tony-nominee Jeff Calhoun (Newsies) and featuring contemporary tap icons The Manzari Brothers and music from the all-female big band The Diva Orchestra, Tappin' Thru Life will dance its way onto PlayhouseSquare's Allen Theatre stage for an extended run from May 30 - June 29. Special gratitude is given to CPH's generous sponsor, Zinner & Co. (more...)

Moonlight Stage Presents the Southern California Premiere of Disney's MARY POPPINS, 7/16-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season is well under way, and Artistic Director Steven Glaudini is proud to present the Southern California Regional Premiere of the smash hit Broadway musical MARY POPPINS, co-created by Disney and Cameron Mackintosh. Performances are July 16 to August 2. Single tickets are priced $15 to $52 and include price levels for student rush, military, senior, and family discounts. To purchase tickets or for more information, call (760) 724-2110 or visit moonlightstage.com. (more...)

MENOPAUSE THE MUSICAL, ON THE TOWN, THE PITCH and More Set for 2014 Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2014

The musicals are coming! Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival launches another highly anticipated season of 'Broadway in the Finger Lakes,' with a variety of regional premieres, Broadway classics, off-the-wall comedies, and the next generation of musical theater at three different theaters. The season opened on May 29 with 'Menopause The Musical' at MGR Downtown at the Auburn Public Theater in Auburn, New York. This hilarious musical is great for a ladies' night out and has kept millions of women laughing and celebrating the change. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Santino Fontana, Marc Shaiman & More Set for Second Season of AMERICAN SONGBOOK AT NJPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's public television network, and the New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) announced the artists who will perform in the second season of American Songbook at NJPAC, to be taped before a live audience at the Arts Center for a series to air on NJTV, WLIW and THIRTEEN this fall. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with the Cast of 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' at Minetta Lane
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, began rehearsals last week at the Minetta Lane Theatre. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson, performances of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in their first rehearsal! (more...)

Broadway's Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky to Lead Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, 8/5-9
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

Get swept away by an all-star cast in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's lush production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, which runs August 5 through 9 at the Civic Center Music Hall. The show, which features the popular song "Send in the Clowns", stars Broadway's own Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky. Called "heady, civilized, sophisticated and enchanting" by the New York Times, Lyric's production is directed by artistic director Michael Baron and includes an original scenic design, new costumes, and a full orchestra. (more...)

Broadway Casting Director Barry Moss Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

BroadwayWorld has learned that the great Broadway, film and television casting director Barry Moss has passed away. (more...)

Rehearsals Begin Today for Off-Broadway's Newest Musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, is set to begin rehearsals today, June 18th. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson, performances of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cady Huffman, Kate Shindle & More Preview REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jul 9, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle are set to head the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.). The company gave a special press preview yesterday and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Salutes America- An Independence Day Video Roundup!
by Stage Tube - Jul 4, 2014

July Fourth is at last here, marking the official start to summer 2014. While there will be plenty of time today for fireworks and sparklers, real theatre fans know that there is no better way to celebrate our country's birthday than with a salute to a truly American institution- Broadway! BroadwayWorld is celebrating Independence Day with a collection of Broadway's most patriotic tunes, from shows such as 1776, The Will Rogers Follies, GEORGE M., WEST SIDE STORY, RAGTIME and so many more! (more...)

Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle Lead 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW', Beginning Performances Tonight at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a world premiere musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances begin tonight, July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

New Musical 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Begins Performances Tomorrow at Minetta Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a world premiere musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances begin tomorrow, July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Off-Broadway's 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW'
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2014

Below, check out a brand new video offering a sneak peek into the first week of rehearsals for the world premiere of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter! Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle are set to head the cast of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 28th, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

STAGE TUBE: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concept Recording Launch Party at Rockwood
by Stage Tube - Jul 29, 2014

The concept recording for REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER is now available through iTunes. NYC's Rockwood Music Hall hosted a special launch party for the recording on July 15th featuring a concert by an all-star lineup of Icelandic artists including Liam McCormick (The Family Crest), Soffia Bjorg and Stefan Örn Gunnlaugsson. Check out highlights below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Plays Barrington Stage Company!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 29, 2014

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, kicked off the 2014 Summer Concert Series with Tony Award-winner Tommy Tune in Taps, Tunes, and Tall Tales last night and BroadwayWorld was there. (more...)

Jim Speake to Celebrate Cy Coleman in I'M A BRASS BAND at The Duplex, 10/11 & 10/19
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

MAC nominee Jim Speake brings back his acclaimed show celebrating the music of Broadway composer Cy Coleman for two more performances. 'I'm A Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex' will play Saturday 11 October at 4:30pm and Sunday 19 October at 4:30pm. The show is in the Cabaret Room of The Duplex, 61 Christopher Street at 7th Ave. NY, NY 10014. (more...)

JUST IN! Choreographer Spencer Liff Joins Goodspeed's THE CIRCUS IN WINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Choreographer Spencer Liff - hot on the heels of HEDWIG on Broadwaybig Tony win - joins Goodspeed's creative team this fall to bring some hot moves to this cool new musical. Fans of @SoYouThinkYouCanDance will get the opportunity to see his latest steps in action right on The Norma Terris stage in The Circus in Winter. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Concert at Rockwood Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

The concept recording for REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER is now available through iTunes. NYC's Rockwood Music Hall hosted a special launch party for the recording on July 15th featuring a concert by an all-star lineup of Icelandic artists including Liam McCormick (The Family Crest), Soffia Bjorg and Stefan Örn Gunnlaugsson. (more...)

Rick Faugno Joins the Cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

Rick Faugno has joined the cast of the world premiere of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, a new musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances will begin July 31st, with the official Opening Night on Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Christian Hoff to Teach Audition Master Class at Stage Door Repertory Theatre, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

Tony Award winner Christian Hoff will teach an Audition Master Class at Stage Door Repertory Theatre in Anaheim, CA on Sunday July 13 beginning at 4:30pm and ending at 7:30pm. (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 Cady Huffman, Kate Shindle and More in 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' at Minetta Lane
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of the world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances began July 31st and the official Opening Night is set for next Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Cady Huffman Talks 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW'
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2014

A new video debuted today on YouTube featuring Tony Award winner Cady Huffman discussing her role as Manuela, the slightly evil Mayor of Elbowville, in REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW' Cast Performs at Grand Central!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2014

The world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… rocked Grand Central Terminal last Thursday August 21st with a special medley performed by cast members Graydon Long, Brad Nacht and Marrick Smith backed by the show's band. The performance was part of the weeklong "Life's a Picnic in Grand Central" event. With book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, the cast of REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW… also includes Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle. (more...)

Moonlight Stage to Close 34th Season With CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, 9/10-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Moonlight Stage Productions' 34th summer season comes to a triumphant close with the Southern California Regional Premiere of the Tony Award-nominated musical CATCH ME IF YOU CAN, based on the hit film of the same name that starred Leonardo DiCaprio and Tom Hanks. Performances are September 10 to 27. (more...)

TUTS Reveals 2015 Tommy Tune Awards Participating Schools
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is thrilled to announce the 45 Houston area high schools participating in the 2015 Tommy Tune Awards. Created by TUTS in 2002, the Tommy Tune Awards recognizes and rewards excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. (more...)

Dee Hoty, Paul Schoeffler and More to Star in Walnut Street Theatre's 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy begins previews on September 2nd, opens on September 10th and runs through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss Reveals Hopes of Someday Starring in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

In a recent interview with Gotham Magazine, Mad Men star Elisabeth Moss revealed hopes of one day starring in Sunset Boulevard. She told Gotham: 'I've seen it twice, once with Glenn Close, the other time with Patti LuPone. Then I basically lived out my life waiting to get old enough to play that part. I also remember seeing The Will Rogers Follies. It was just such a great, old-fashioned, sad musical. I like sad musicals.' An official announcement has not yet been made. (more...)

Photo Flash: 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW,' Starring Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle, Opens Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of the world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Opening Night was last Wednesday, August 13th at the Minetta Lane Theatre and the after party was held at Amity Hall. (more...)

Tom Wopat to Star in THE WILL ROGERS FOLLIES at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival, 9/3-24
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2014

Tom Wopat - famed for his role as Luke Duke on "The Dukes of Hazzard" - will play the title role of Will Rogers in the Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's production of "The Will Rogers Follies." The show runs from Sept. 3 - 24 at the Merry-Go-Round Playhouse (MGR) in Auburn, New York. (more...)

Music Mountain to Welcome Dover String Quartet, 9/6-7
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

Music Mountain, America's oldest continuing summer chamber music festival, continues its 85th Anniversary season with Connecticut's own Michael Berkeley presenting a musical revue on Saturday, September 6 (6:30PM). The Dover String Quartet returns to Gordon Hall on Sunday, September 7 (3PM) with guest artist Roberto Diaz, viola. This summer has welcomed a wide range of music for audiences of all ages - from classical, to jazz, country and this weekend's tribute to the Broadway musical - it has been a summer to celebrate! Concerts run thru September 14. (more...)

Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle Lead 'REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW', Opening Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of Revolution in the Elbow of Ragnar Agnarsson Furniture Painter, a world premiere musical with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Performances began on July 31st, with the official Opening Night set for tonight, August 13th, at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave., one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

Photo Flash: New Photos from REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER Released
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2014

Tony Award winner Cady Huffman and Kate Shindle head the cast of the world premiere musical REVOLUTION IN THE ELBOW OF RAGNAR AGNARSSON FURNITURE PAINTER, with book, music & lyrics by Ívar Pall Jonsson, based on a story by Ívar and Gunnlaugur Jonsson. Opening Night is tomorrow (Wednesday) at 7 PM at the Minetta Lane Theatre, 18 Minetta Lane (just a few steps from Sixth Ave. one block south of W. 3rd St.) (more...)

9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL to Open Walnut's 206th Anniversary Season,
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2014

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 206th season with the wildly entertaining 9 TO 5: THE MUSICAL. Directed by Bruce Lumpkin, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this outrageous musical comedy begins previews on September 2nd, opens on September 10th and runs through October 19th on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Plays Cafe Carlyle
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 23, 2014

Tommy Tune, the nine-time Tony Award-winning singer/actor/dancer, will make his Cafe Carlyle debut with More Taps, Tunes and Tall Tales, through May 3. The show features Musical Director Michael Biagi on piano. BroadwayWord brings you photos from his concert below! (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present SWEET CHARITY, 5/9-24
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2014

Charity Hope Valentine is a dancehall girl who dreams of love and believes the man of her dreams is just around the corner. A great score, including the songs 'Hey Big Spender!' and 'If My Friends Could See Me Now,' incredible dancing - originally choreographed by Broadway legend Bob Fosse - and one of the most memorable heroines of the past sixty years combine to make Sweet Charity a must-see show. Never before produced at PTC, Sweet Charity is a razzle-dazzle closer for the 2013-14 season. (more...)

Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex Cabaret Theatre, 5/10, 5/13, and 5/18
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

MAC nominee, Jim Speake brings back his acclaimed show celebrating the music of Broadway composer, Cy Coleman: "I'm A Brass Band, Jim Speake Sings Cy Coleman at the Duplex". The show is directed by Lennie Watts with musical direction by Steven Ray Watkins, featuring the SRW band. (more...)

TUTS Announces Winners for 2014 Tommy Tune Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2014

The 2014 Tommy Tune Awards winners have been announced! To a crowd of more than 2,500 people, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) declared the winners of TUTS' twelfth annual Tommy Tune Awards on the evening of Wednesday, April 16, at the Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. Adding extra excitement to the evening, the award ceremony's namesake and nine-time Tony Award winnerTommy Tune made a special appearance to kick off the show and to present the night's top honor. (more...)

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