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based on the novel The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

It’s got rock. It’s got gospel. It’s got soul. And oh my, the dancing! In a dream collaboration, Dallas Theater Center and Dallas Black Dance Theatre, the city’s oldest continuously operating dance company, fill the Wyly Theatre with dancing, singing and laughter for the dazzling musical that won seven Tony Awards when it opened on Broadway in 1975. Featuring Brierley Resident Acting Company members Liz Mikel and Hassan El-Amin, this eye-popping, high-energy family hit starts with a tornado and keeps lifting from there, as Dorothy, the Scarecrow, Tin Man and Cowardly Lion “Ease on Down the Road” and ultimately learn there’s no place like home.


The Chicago Humanities Festival to Feature Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields, Karen Mason & More, 11/3The Chicago Humanities Festival to Feature Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields, Karen Mason & More, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9. Created by Rob Lindley and Doug Peck, A Night at the Tonys will take audiences on a chronological journey featuring a song from each Tony Award-winning "Best Musical" production since 1949. The production will feature two-time Tony Award-nominees Andre DeShields (Ain't Misbehavin'; The Wiz; The Full Monty) and Ernestine Jackson (Raisin; Guys and Dolls; Hello Dolly!), Broadway alum Karen Mason (Sunset Boulevard; Mamma Mia!), and Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller (Beautiful: The Carole King Musical; On a Clear Day You Can See Forever), as well as some of Chicago's top performers. Tickets are SOLD OUT, but patrons can be added to the waitlist by calling the CHF Box Office at (312) 494-9509. (more...)

Photo Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey HolderPhoto Special: REMEMBERING: Geoffrey Holder
by Walter McBride - Oct 9, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Award -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. BroadwayWorld.com's Walter McBride has culled through his photo archives to present some images of the legend. (more...)

Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3Tony Winners Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS, 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) announced casting today for A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place on Monday, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival: Journeys, Oct. 25-Nov. 9. (more...)

Sheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena StageSheldon Henry, Kevin McAllister & More to Star in FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Come and dance the blues away with Five Guys Named Moe! Helen Hayes Award winner Robert O'Hara (Bootcandy, director of The Mountaintop at Arena Stage) returns to Arena Stage to direct an explosive, reimagined tribute to the 'King of the Jukebox'-legendary composer and saxophonist Louis Jordan. This modernized production features new orchestrations for classic songs, including 'Let the Good Times Roll' and 'Is You Is or Is You Ain't My Baby,' and a contemporary twist on the five Moes, now a hit boy band set in 2014. This dynamic musical revue features musical direction by Darryl G. Ivey (assistant music director for original Broadway production of Five Guys Named Moe) and choreography by Byron Easley (off-Broadway's Langston in Harlem). A co-production with Cleveland Play House, Five Guys Named Moe runs November 14-December 28, 2014 in the Kreeger Theater. (more...)

Broadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey HolderBroadway to Dim Lights in Honor of Tony Winner Geoffrey Holder
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Broadway community mourns the loss of Geoffrey Holder, the 1975 Tony Awarda -winning director and costume designer of The Wiz who died on Sunday at the age of 84. The marquees of Broadway theatres in New York will be dimmed in his memory Friday, October 10th, at exactly 7:45pm for one minute. (more...)

Hackney Empire Sets Full MOTHER GOOSE CastHackney Empire Sets Full MOTHER GOOSE Cast
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

Today Hackney Empire announces the full cast of its much-anticipated 2014 pantomime, the return of Mother Goose starring Clive Rowe. For the first time in six years the casting reunites some of Hackney's most-loved performers. Director Susie McKenna will this year take to the stage as evil sorceress Vanity, alongside last year's Puss in Boots Kat B, who will play Billy Goose. They join previously announced grande dame of pantomime Clive Rowe, reprising his Olivier Award-nominated title role and marking his 10th appearance in the show and Olivier Award-winning Sharon D Clarke, playing the good enchantress Charity. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 26Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 26
by - Oct 26, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 26, 2014. (more...)

SIDE SHOW Sets Broadway Rush PolicySIDE SHOW Sets Broadway Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

The upcoming Broadway reimagining of Side Show, featuring leading ladies Erin Davie and Emily Padgett, begins performances next week at the St. James Theatre - and today, the production has solidified its day-of rush policy. (more...)

Andre De Shields Pens Tribute to Geoffrey Holder in American Theatre MagazineAndre De Shields Pens Tribute to Geoffrey Holder in American Theatre Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2014

Award-winning Broadway legend Andre De Shields has written a tribute to his dear friend and mentor, the inimitable Geoffrey Holder, who passed away on October 5, for American Theatre, the magazine of the American not-for-profit theatre. It will appear in the magazine's December issue but is currently available on the magazine's website here. (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

New McCree Theatre to Host Festival of Phenomenal Women, 10/25-26New McCree Theatre to Host Festival of Phenomenal Women, 10/25-26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

The 'New' McCree Theatre, 5005 Cloverlawn Drive, Flint is presenting A Festival of Phenomenal Women, Saturday and Sunday, October 25 and 26, 2014 at 7:00 p.m. Admission is $18.00 in advance and $20.00 at the door. Tickets can be obtained from any festival honoree, over the counter at McCree Theatre, via telephone (810-787-2200) with a credit card, or online with a credit card or Paypal. (more...)

Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The new Broadway revival of On The Town, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens tonight, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the talented cast of Broadway's latest revival. Meet the company below! (more...)

Robin De Jesus, Lena Hall and E. Clayton Cornelious Set for 'DEARLY BELOVED' at 42West TonightRobin De Jesus, Lena Hall and E. Clayton Cornelious Set for 'DEARLY BELOVED' at 42West Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

Jacob Langfelder in association with Burt Rock and Broadway the Hardway present DEARLY BELOVED... A 30th Anniversary Concert Tribute to His Purple Majesty, tonight, October 13th at 8pm at the new 42West (514 West 42nd Street). (more...)

POLL: What Classic Musical Do You Most Want to See Celebrated at 54 Below?POLL: What Classic Musical Do You Most Want to See Celebrated at 54 Below?
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

We want to know which classic musical you want to see next in the hit series. Cast you vote in this week's poll below! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: A Geoffrey Holder Celebration - THE WIZ, ANNIE, 7UP, James Bond & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 10, 2014

Today we celebrate the life of Tony Award-winning director, choreographer and artist Geoffrey Holder in honor of his death this week at the age of 84. (more...)

Tuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NYTuluv Maria Price & Tyree Young to Lead Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre's ACCEPT 'EXCEPT' LGBT NY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Woodie King Jr's New Federal Theatre kicks off its 45th season with Karima's Accept 'Except' LGBT NY, which will begin performances October 23rd and continue through November 23rd with opening night set for November 6th. Tony Award winner George Faison directs a cast that features Tuluv Maria Price and Tyree Young. The design team includes Chris Cumberbatch (scenic design), Ali Turns (costume design), Thurston Reyes (lighting design), and Ralph Gentry (sound/visual design). (more...)

Robert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 SeasonRobert & Kristen Lopez's UP HERE, Phylicia Rashad-Helmed 'BLUEPRINTS' and More All-New Works Set for La Jolla Playhouse's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces five shows for its 2015/2016 season, featuring all new works, including the world-premiere musical Come from Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by acclaimed Canadian husband-and-wife team Irene Sankoff and David Hein, directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley; the world premiere of Indecent, co-created by director Rebecca Taichman (Playhouse's Sleeping Beauty Wakes, Milk Like Sugar), and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), co-produced with Yale Repertory Theatre; and Blueprints to Freedom: An Ode to Bayard Rustin, by Michael Benjamin Washington (Memphis, The Wiz), directed by The Cosby Show's Phylicia Rashad, which had its first workshop during the Playhouse's 2014 DNA New Work Series. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS TonightJessie Mueller, Andre DeShields & More Set for Chicago Humanities Festival's A NIGHT AT THE TONYS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

The Chicago Humanities Festival (CHF) presents A Night at the Tonys, this year's William and Greta Wiley Flory Concert, an annual cabaret performance, taking place tonight, Nov. 3, 2014 at 7:30 p.m. at Francis W. Parker School (2233 North Clark Street) as part of the 25th Anniversary Fall Festival. (more...)

Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21Cleveland Play House to Present A CHRISTMAS CAROL, 11/28-12/21
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

You haven't seen A Christmas Story until you've seen it live on stage at Cleveland Play House! This hilarious comedy based on the short stories of author Jean Shepherd has been delighting TV audiences for over 30 years. But instead of waiting for the 24-hour TV marathon to start, why not experience the magic of the holiday season live on stage with your loved ones at the Allen Theatre? Cleveland Play House's exuberant production of this beloved holiday classic will have you in stitches as you follow the trials and tribulations of little Ralphie Parker in his quest for the "holy grail" of Christmas gifts. With so many memorable moments and iconic images, it's no wonder that an illuminated leg lamp and pink bunny suit have become synonymous with the holiday season! Experience the magic for yourself November 28 - December 21 in the Allen Theatre at PlayhouseSquare. (more...)

Photo: Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Visit Broadway's SIDE SHOWPhoto: Rosie O'Donnell & Michelle Rounds Visit Broadway's SIDE SHOW
by TV News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

On Saturday, November 1st, TV personality Rosie O'Donnell and wife Michelle Rounds visited the revival of Broadway's SIDE SHOW, now playing at the St James Theater. (more...)

BWW Reviews: 4 GIRLS 4! McKechnie, McArdle, McGovern And Graff Kick Off The Annenberg's Starry Cabaret Season!BWW Reviews: 4 GIRLS 4! McKechnie, McArdle, McGovern And Graff Kick Off The Annenberg's Starry Cabaret Season!
by David Green - Nov 26, 2014

The Annenberg Theatre kicked off its' starry 2014-2015 Cabaret Season with four of Broadway's most celebrated leading ladies - Donna McKechnie, Andrea McArdle, Maureen McGovern and Randy Graff - in an unforgettable evening of song and story to a "standing room only" crowd dotted with several other Broadway luminaries including Carol Channing, Kaye Ballard and composer David Zippel. Under the masterful musical direction of John McDaniel, this quintessential quartet delivered well beyond my already high expectations and to say the evening was "memorable" would be nothing short of an understatement. (more...)

PRiMA Theatre's OZ IN CONCERT Comes to Willow Valley Communities, 11/30 & 12/7PRiMA Theatre's OZ IN CONCERT Comes to Willow Valley Communities, 11/30 & 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 26, 2014

Willow Valley Communities is host sponsor to PRiMA Theatre's new concert experience, OZ IN CONCERT. The theater was designed for guest performers, as well as to invite resident groups to perform in a beautiful space. It is nestled in the 80,000 square-foot Cultural Center, just three miles from Lancaster City. It was designed for residents to have the opportunity to pursue their passions and discover new aspirations. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins 12/4 at Red House Arts CenterTHE COLOR PURPLE Begins 12/4 at Red House Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Red House Arts Center will present The Color Purple with music and lyrics by Brenda Russell, Allee Willis, and Stephen Bray and book by Marsha Norman. Based on the Pulitzer Prize winning novel by Alice Walker, this incredibly moving musical tells the story of a young woman who manages to triumph over adversity and find her own voice through the power of love. The show opens at Redhouse on December 5th and runs through December 20th. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 2Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Nov. 2
by - Nov 2, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, November 2, 2014. (more...)

Whitney Houston's Live Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard R&B ChartWhitney Houston's Live Album Debuts at No. 1 on Billboard R&B Chart
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2014

Whitney Houston Live: Her Greatest Performances, the six-time Grammy-award winning singer's first-ever live album, has made impressive Billboard chart debuts today, entering at #1 on the Billboard R&B chart, #2 on the R&B/Hip Hop chart and #17 on the Top 200, following its release Nov. 10 release on Sony Legacy Recordings. Available as a DVD and CD, the package features Houston's most memorable live performances from her storied career, reinforcing her as one of the greatest vocalists of all time. Both the audio and visual content have undergone state of the art restoration and remastering and the package has earned glowing media acclaim as well. USA TODAY called Houston 'The greatest pop-soul singer of her generation' and the LA TIMES said 'an exceptionally expressive song interpreter and a magnetic personality in concert.' NEWSDAY stated that 'Whitney Houston Live:Her Greatest Performancesis the legendaryperformerat her best, singing live' and BET praised, 'Whitney Houston was not only one of thegreatestsingers of all time, she was a legendary performer as well.' (more...)

BWW Interviews: Antoinette Taus Plays Mean Girl in GREASEBWW Interviews: Antoinette Taus Plays Mean Girl in GREASE
by Jude Cartalaba - Nov 17, 2014

Although staying in the country, even more so staging a comeback to acting, wasn't in her original plans, Antoinette Taus found herself auditioning for GREASE; she now plays the feisty role of Betty Rizzo in 9 Works Theatrical's restaging of the smash Broadway musical, which runs at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, until December 7. (more...)

Andre De Shields to Receive Audelco Special Achievement Award at 42nd Annual Gala, 11/17Andre De Shields to Receive Audelco Special Achievement Award at 42nd Annual Gala, 11/17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2014

Award-winning Broadway star Andre De Shields will be adding another honor to his mantle when he accepts the "2014 AUDELCO Award for Special Achievement" at The 42nd Annual Vivian Robinson/AUDELCO Recognition Awards for Excellence in Black Theatre, on Monday, November 17. The annual event will be held at Symphony Space's Peter Jay Sharp Theatre, 2537 Broadway (at 95 Street) at 7:00 PM. (more...)

54 Below Welcomes New Programming Producers, Sets Original Events54 Below Welcomes New Programming Producers, Sets Original Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2014

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will welcome five original programming producers: Scott Coulter, Shoshana Feinstein, Brandon Ivie, Benjamin Rauhala, and T. Oliver Reid. In their new capacity, the five producers have been commissioned to create a variety of shows including musicals in concert, songwriter celebrations, reunion concerts, and more. (more...)

Taylor Gang's Tuki Carter Delivers New Mixtape 'TUKI'Taylor Gang's Tuki Carter Delivers New Mixtape 'TUKI'
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2014

Taylor Gang Records is proud to announce the release of of Tuki Carter's highly anticipated new mixtape 'TUKI,' available for download now at DatPiff.com. (more...)

VIDEO: Tony Winner LaChanze Talks IF/THEN, 9/11 Loss & More on Backstage on BroadwayVIDEO: Tony Winner LaChanze Talks IF/THEN, 9/11 Loss & More on Backstage on Broadway
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

TONY Award winner LaChanze stopped by this week's Backstage on Broadway to talk with PIX 11's Tamsen Fadal about starring in the new Broadway musical IF/THEN. (more...)

Meet New Cast of 9 Works Theatrical's GREASE; Show Runs 11/15-12/7Meet New Cast of 9 Works Theatrical's GREASE; Show Runs 11/15-12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2014

9 Works Theatrical ('The Last 5 Years,' 'Sweet Charity') brings back one of its hit productions last year, GREASE, to relive the teenage '50s at Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, in Makati City from this Saturday, November 15, to Sunday, December 7. (more...)

DA' HIP-HOP WIZZARD OF OZ to Hit the El Portal Stage, April 2015DA' HIP-HOP WIZZARD OF OZ to Hit the El Portal Stage, April 2015
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2014

Slide-it-on-out' down the Yellow Brick Road to the Historic El Portal Theatre for the showing of "Da' Hip-Hop Wizzard of Oz," on Saturday, April 11, 2015 at 3pm and 7pm. (more...)

BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition Breaks Records With Over $5 Million; Hugh Jackman's THE RIVER Brings in Top DonationBC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR Competition Breaks Records With Over $5 Million; Hugh Jackman's THE RIVER Brings in Top Donation
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. (more...)

Billy Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars NovaBilly Porter Will Direct Sam Harris' HAM Musical at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2014

HAM: A Musical Memoir, a new theatrical event based on Sam Harris' book, HAM: Slices of a Life (a collection of stories and essays published by Simon & Schuster) will premiere at Theater 511 at Ars Nova in the New Year. This innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept is the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with preview performances beginning Thursday, January 8, 2015, with an opening night set for Monday, January 12, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/14 - GYPSY OF THE YEAR, INVISIBLE HAND and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/8/14 - GYPSY OF THE YEAR, INVISIBLE HAND and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 8, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BC/EFA hosts its GYPSY OF THE YEAR celebration, THE INVISIBLE HAND makes its NYC debut and more! (more...)

Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th Anniversary TonightStars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th Anniversary Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year, to be presented today, December 8 (4:30 PM) and tomorrow, December 9 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking musical The Wiz and feature performances by the uber-talented 'gypsies' of 12 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/5/14 - THE GRINCH in NYC, MY FAVORITE YEAR, THE ELEPHANT MAN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/5/14 - THE GRINCH in NYC, MY FAVORITE YEAR, THE ELEPHANT MAN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 5, 2014

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: THE GRINCH returns to steal Christmas at Madison Square Garden, York's MY FAVORITE YEAR begins performances, CITY OF ANGELS starts at the Donmar, and Bradley Cooper stars in THE ELEPHANT MAN, opening this Sunday! (more...)

Stars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th AnniversaryStars of IT'S ONLY A PLAY, HEDWIG and More Set for BC/EFA's 2014 GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Honoring THE WIZ's 40th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year, to be presented Monday, December 8 (4:30 PM) and Tuesday, December 9 (2 PM) at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street, NYC), will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the groundbreaking musical The Wiz and feature performances by the uber-talented 'gypsies' of 12 Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. (more...)

SOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre ItemsSOUND OFF: 2014 Holiday Round-Up! 25+ Must-Own Theatre Items
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 20, 2014

Today we are revisiting the very best theatre-related items released in 2014 in honor of the holiday shopping season being upon us. (more...)

Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015Billy Porter, Kathy Najimy, Constantine Maroulis & More Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in January 2015
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2014

Feinstein's at the Nikko kicks off 2015 with a bang with an exciting lineup of artists, including Tony Award winner Billy Porter; actress, feminist and activist Kathy Najimy; world-renowned artist Vonda Shepard; Broadway star Constantine Maroulis; and the dynamic cabaret duo Amy and Freddy. Additional artists will be added at a later date. Tickets for all performances are on-sale now and available by calling ?866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Golder Conservatory of Performing Arts to Offer Spring ClassesMaltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Golder Conservatory of Performing Arts to Offer Spring Classes
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2014

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre Paul and Sandra Goldner Conservatory of Performing Arts has just the class for you, with exciting spring classes taught by Broadway-caliber theater professionals beginning Jan. 5. (more...)

Broadway Revival of SIDE SHOW to be Recorded for Lincoln Center LibraryBroadway Revival of SIDE SHOW to be Recorded for Lincoln Center Library
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The critically-lauded, dazzling new production of Side Show will be recorded for posterity on Wednesday, December 17, 2014 for the Lincoln Center Library was announced today. It was previously announced that Side Show will play its final performance on January 4th, 2014. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates 40th Anniversary of THE WIZ in Opening Number of GYPSY OF THE YEAR!STAGE TUBE: Broadway Celebrates 40th Anniversary of THE WIZ in Opening Number of GYPSY OF THE YEAR!
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 9, 2014, by special guests Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane and Judith Light after two stellar performances of original dances, songs and skits by more than 200 'gypsies' from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. The show's spirited opening number celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Wiz, one of the first large-scale, big-budget Broadway musicals to feature an all-black cast and winner of seven Tony Awards in 1975. Check out the full number below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/16/14 - CONSTELLATIONS, New WICKED Witches, ELF on NBC and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/16/14 - CONSTELLATIONS, New WICKED Witches, ELF on NBC and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 16, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: CONSTELLATIONS begins on Broadway, WICKED welcomes two new witches, CITY OF ANGELS debuts in London and Jim Parsons lends his voice to ELF on NBC! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 6-12THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: December 6-12
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 12, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix! Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include coverage of Laura Osnes and Annaleigh Ashford at 54 Below, opening night of THE ELEPHANT MAN, Sting's return to Broadway in THE LAST SHIP, and more! (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre Breaks Record: Hits 7,626 Season Ticket HoldersMaltz Jupiter Theatre Breaks Record: Hits 7,626 Season Ticket Holders
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Maltz Jupiter Theatre has broken all previous records by exceeding 7,626 subscribers for the current 2014/15 season, Spark Your Imagination! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch the Winning Numbers from GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Featuring the Casts of THE LION KING & PIPPIN!STAGE TUBE: Watch the Winning Numbers from GYPSY OF THE YEAR, Featuring the Casts of THE LION KING & PIPPIN!
by Stage Tube - Dec 12, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 9, 2014, by special guests Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane and Judith Lightafter two stellar performances of original dances, songs and skits by more than 200 'gypsies' from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Below, we bring you the winning numbers from the casts of THE LION KING and PIPPIN! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Original Cast of THE WIZ, THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman, Stars of HEDWIG & More Perform in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEARPhoto Coverage: Original Cast of THE WIZ, THE RIVER's Hugh Jackman, Stars of HEDWIG & More Perform in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Dec 10, 2014

The 26th annual edition of Gypsy of the Year raised a record-breaking $5,229,611 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, thanks to six weeks of fundraising by 64 Broadway, Off-Broadway and national touring companies. The grand total was announced Tuesday, December 9, 2014, by special guests Hugh Jackman, Nathan Lane and Judith Light after two stellar performances of original dances, songs and skits by more than 200 'gypsies' from Broadway and Off-Broadway shows. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

FIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Begins 12/10 at Broward Stage Door TheatreFIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Begins 12/10 at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Dec 1, 2014

Rolling Stone Magazine ranked pioneering musician, songwriter and bandleader Louis Jordan number 59 on its list of 100 Greatest Artists of All Time. Known as 'The King of Jukebox', and 'The Grandfather of Rock 'n Roll', Jordan's music appealed to everyone - regularly topping music charts - mainstream, top ten, and pop - from the 1930s swing era into the 1950's rock and roll revolution In Five Guys Named Moe playwright Clarke Peters has fashioned an exciting, exhilarating, and exuberantly loving tribute to Jordan and his music. The production will run at Broward Stage Door Theatre from December 10th through January 18th. (more...)

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