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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.


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 28, 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...)

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...)

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: Ross Nemeth of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Bass HallBWW Interviews: Ross Nemeth of DISNEY'S BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Bass Hall
by Kyle West - Jan 9, 2015

Ross Nemeth says 'everything is just perfect' on tour with Disney's Beauty and the Beast. (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tonight at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

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) begins previews tonight, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

VIDEO: Phylicia Rashad Says She Was Misquoted in Recent Remarks on Bill CosbyVIDEO: Phylicia Rashad Says She Was Misquoted in Recent Remarks on Bill Cosby
by TV News Desk - Jan 8, 2015

Following the publication of the interview, Rashad's comments, in particular her use of the words 'forget these women,' hit a nerve with those who interpreted the remarks as being uncaring and dismissive (more...)

BLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in FebruaryBLACK BROADWAY: AFRICAN AMERICANS ON THE GREAT WHITE WAY Set for Release in February
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

On February 2, 2015, Square One Publishers releases Black Broadway: African Americans on The Great White Way by six-time Tony Award winning producer and author Stewart F. Lane (La Cage aux Folles, A Gentleman's Guide..., War Horse). (more...)

Tony Winner Phylicia Rashad Breaks Silence on Bill Cosby Abuse ClaimsTony Winner Phylicia Rashad Breaks Silence on Bill Cosby Abuse Claims
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

In an interview with Showbiz 411's Roger Friedman, Phylicia Rashad finally broke her silence on the multitude of sexual abuse allegations against her COSBY SHOW co-star Bill Cosby. (more...)

Husbands of Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast; H.B. Barnum, Kenny Seymour Join Creative TeamHusbands of Broadway-Bound THE FIRST WIVES CLUB Cast; H.B. Barnum, Kenny Seymour Join Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Broadway In Chicago and producers Paul Lambert, Jonas Neilson and Elizabeth Williams announced today the full cast for the premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical First Wives Club, which begins this winter at the Oriental Theatre (24 West Randolph St.). (more...)

Billy Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars NovaBilly Porter-Helmed HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR Begins Tomorrow at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

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) begins previews tomorrow night Thursday, January 8 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1Tony Winner Billy Porter to Perform at Feinstein's at the Nikko, 1/30-2/1
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein are honored to welcome Tony and Grammy Award-winning singer, composer, actor, playwright and director Billy Porter to Feinstein's at the Nikko for three performances only - Friday, January 30 (8 p.m.); Saturday, January 31 (7 p.m.) and Sunday, February 1 (7 p.m.). Porter will perform songs from his new critically acclaimed album, "Billy's Back on Broadway," as well some of his other favorites! (more...)

Hennepin Theatre Trust Announces Fall 2014 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program HonorsHennepin Theatre Trust Announces Fall 2014 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program Honors
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Hennepin Theatre Trust announced today the fall 2014 honorees recognizing theatre accomplishments by Minnesota students and schools participating in the 2014-15 SpotLight Musical Theatre Program. (more...)

Bill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' SeriesBill Irwin, Billy Porter and Anna Deavere Smith Set for PTC's 2015 'Theatre Masters' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

From clown to actor, from performer to playwright, from actor to social commentator, Bill Irwin, Billy Porter, and Anna Deavere Smith share their artistic journeys in Philadelphia Theatre Company's new Theatre Masters series. Launched as part of PTC's celebration of its 40th Anniversary season, Theatre Masters will offer an array of Monday night on-stage interviews with major theatre artists with whom PTC has worked, each sharing their personal journey of transformation and creative growth over time and how it has impacted both their art and their lives. This season's schedule features Bill Irwin on February16, Billy Porter on March 23, and Anna Deavere Smith on May 11. (more...)

Clint Eastwood, Sean Penn & More Set for LMU's 'Hollywood Masters' SeriesClint Eastwood, Sean Penn & More Set for LMU's 'Hollywood Masters' Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Loyola Marymount University School of Film and Television has announced the third installment of The Hollywood Masters, whichkicks off in February with actor-writer-director Ethan Hawke (Boyhood, Before Sunrise), followed by Hollywood legends Clint Eastwood (American Sniper, Unforgiven) and Sean Penn (Milk, Mystic River). (more...)

Dance Council of North Texas to Present DANCE PLANET 19, Featuring LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, This SpringDance Council of North Texas to Present DANCE PLANET 19, Featuring LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Dance Council North Texas presents Dance Planet 19 -- the fantastic feast of dance featuring triple-threat Broadway star and Dallas native LaQuet Sharnell Pringle, guest artist of this FREE, community-oriented, weekend dance festival. Dance Planet is now in its 19th year. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2015 - CHICAGO's New Billy, Scott Alan at 54 Below and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/19/2015 - CHICAGO's New Billy, Scott Alan at 54 Below and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 19, 2015

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: CHICAGO crowns its new King of the Courtroom, Scott Alan comes to 54 Below, Broadway stars team up for concerts across the city and more! (more...)

SCERA to Host 6th Annual NIGHT OF BROADWAY, 1/28-31SCERA to Host 6th Annual NIGHT OF BROADWAY, 1/28-31
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

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Bessie's Blues Returns After 20 years MetroStage Celebrates Return with Original Cast Members Bernardine Mitchell and Roz White Jan 22-Mar 15, 2015Bessie's Blues Returns After 20 years MetroStage Celebrates Return with Original Cast Members Bernardine Mitchell and Roz White Jan 22-Mar 15, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Producing Artistic Director Carolyn Griffin has announced that the award-winning musical by Thomas W. Jones II Bessie's Blues will be on stage at MetroStage beginning Jan. 22, 2015. Thomas W. Jones II will direct and choreograph, and William Knowles will music direct. A musical odyssey of African American people in the 20th century, it was ground-breaking in 1994 and is a perfect production for our stage as we celebrate our first 30 years. (more...)

Seattle Musical Theatre to Present SWEET CHARITYSeattle Musical Theatre to Present SWEET CHARITY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre invites Seattle to spend Valentine's month with SWEET CHARITY, the girl who wants to be loved. This Tony Award-winning musical follows the titular broad as she sings, dances, laughs, and cries her way through the harsh reality of Times Square, searching for The One. Even amongst a colorful array of characters, including her cynical trio of streetwise girlfriends, a phony evangelist, a list of unreliable suitors, the unflappable Charity knows in her heart that there's gotta be something better than this. (more...)

BREAKING: NBC Options Rights to THE WIZ for Next Live TV BroadcastBREAKING: NBC Options Rights to THE WIZ for Next Live TV Broadcast
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 16, 2015

NBC's entertainment chairman Robert Greenblatt has just revealed that the network's next live musical broadcast will be either 1957's THE MUSIC MAN or an updated version of 1978's The Wiz. (more...)

What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!What Happens in Vegas... Meet the Full Cast of HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Jan 15, 2015

Honeymoon in Vegas, the eagerly anticipated new musical comedy with book by Blazing Saddles and Fletch writer Andrew Bergman and score by three-time Tony Award-winner Jason Robert Brown, opens tonight, January 15, at Broadway's Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the stars! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE WIZ at Maltz Jupiter TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at THE WIZ at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Like The Wizard of Oz and Wicked? You'll love this spirited rock gospel and soul phenomenon based on the beloved classic tale! Join Dorothy in an adventure with her lovable friends as they journey to meet The Wizard in the Tony Award-winning Broadway sensation The Wiz. This January, ease on down the road with the spirited rock gospel and soul musical based on the beloved classic The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, January 13 through February 1 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2015 - HAM, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in London, Paul Rudd Goes Bowling and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/12/2015 - HAM, NERVOUS BREAKDOWN in London, Paul Rudd Goes Bowling and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 12, 2015

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: HAM opens at Ars Nova, 'WOMEN ON THE VERGE' opens in the West End, John Lithgow gets feted at the New 42nd Street's gala, Paul Rudd bowls for charity and more! (more...)

HAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars NovaHAM: A MUSICAL MEMOIR, Directed by Billy Porter, Opens Tonight at Theater 511 at Ars Nova
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

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) is an innovative and exciting hybrid theatrical concept and the culmination of Harris' successful 30 year career as actor, vocalist and, now, author. HAM: A Musical Memoir will play a limited engagement, with an opening night set for tonight, January 12, 2015 at Theater 511 at Ars Nova. (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre Presents THE WIZ, 2/13-22Fiddlehead Theatre Presents THE WIZ, 2/13-22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2015

Fiddlehead Theatre Company, the Resident Theatre Company of the historic Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA), will ease on down the road with the beloved rock musical The Wiz, directed and costumed by Fiddlehead's Associate Producing Artistic Director Stacey Stephens, from February 13-22, 2015. (more...)

Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014Photo Flashback: A Fond Farewell - Remembering The Stars We Lost in 2014
by Walter McBride - Jan 1, 2015

Broadway fans had plenty of reasons to celebrate this year, with dozens of shows having opened since January, hundreds of actors having made their debuts, and many more having returned to the stage for critically acclaimed performances. Not all news was good though, as we also suffered a loss of an incredible amount of talent. Below, BroadwayWorld sends a fond farewell to those who passed away in 2014. (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...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Begins Tonight at Red House Arts CenterTHE COLOR PURPLE Begins Tonight at Red House Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 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...)

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...)

Maltz Jupiter Theatre's THE WIZ Begins Next MonthMaltz Jupiter Theatre's THE WIZ Begins Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2014

Join Dorothy in an adventure with her lovable friends as they journey to meet The Wizard in the Tony Award®-winning Broadway sensation The Wiz! (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...)

WAKE UP with BWW 12/11/14 - CATS Stalks Into the West End and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/11/14 - CATS Stalks Into the West End and More!
by Jessica Showers - Dec 11, 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: CATS stalks into the West End, DYING FOR IT begins off-Broadway, and Sting appears in DON'T QUIT YOUR NIGHT JOB late tonight! (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 Tonight at Broward Stage Door TheatreFIVE GUYS NAMED MOE Begins Tonight at Broward Stage Door Theatre
by Carol Kassie - Dec 10, 2014

Everyone knows Scrooge and Mr. Potter, but can the holiday spirit work its magic on everyone's favorite man of mystery? Back for a fourth year, Raven Theatre's Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Christmas Goose follows Holmes and Watson as they investigate the mysterious theft and even more mysterious discovery of the Countess of Morcar's blue carbuncle, today, December 10-January 4. (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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