The Wiz

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Lunt-Fontanne Theatre (New York, NY)
205 West 46th St.
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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.


ALADDIN's James Monroe Iglehart Wins Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

James Monroe Iglehart won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for ALADDIN. This is James Monroe Iglehart's first Tony nomination. He has also appeared on Broadway in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee and Memphis. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Jun. 8
by - Jun 8, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, June 8, 2014. (more...)

BWW TV: ALADDIN's Iglehart on Winning 2014 Tony for Best Featured Actor in a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 8, 2014

As announced earlier this evening, James Monroe Iglehart won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured Role in a Musical for Aladdin.BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to him - hear what Iglehart had to say below! (more...)

Phylicia Rashad, Jeremy Jordan and More to Star in OUTLIVING EMILY
by Movies News Desk - Jun 4, 2014

Variety writes that stage and screen vet Phylicia Rashad has joined the film OUTLIVING EMILY, along with Andre Braugher, Alexis Bledel and Kal Penn. Eric Weber writes and directs with Josh Sugarman producing via Tenafly Film Co. (more...)

Segerstrom Center Announces Casting for GHOST, 7/29-8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The supernatural power of love is taking Orange County by storm as the new Broadway and West End musical GHOST - THE MUSICAL, adapted from the Academy Award®-winning film, opens at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, July 29 - August 10. GHOST - THE MUSICAL features Steven Grant Douglas as Sam Wheat, Katie Postotnik as Molly Jensen, Carla R. Stewart as Oda Mae Brown and Robby Haltiwanger as Carl Bruner. Featured ensemble are Fernando Contreras, Brandon Curry, Evette Marie White, Lydia Warr, Hana Freeman and Shannan E. Johnson. Rounding out the ensemble are Susan Leilani Gearou, Tony Johnson, Beth Stafford Laird, Andrea Laxton, Ben Laxton, Jake Vander Linden, Michael McClure, David Melendez, Jack O'Brien and Maria Cristina Slye. (more...)

Tony Winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad to Star in SAME TIME NEXT YEAR at Atlanta's True Colors Theatre, 7/8-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

True Colors Theatre will present SAME TIME NEXT YEAR, running July 8 - August 3, 2014 at the Southwest Arts Center. Written by Bernard Slade and directed by Chris Coleman, the production will star Tony winners Kenny Leon and Phylicia Rashad. (more...)

Fountain Hills Theater Announces 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Fountain Hills Theater is proud to present its 2014-15 seasons for its three venues, Mainstage, Mainstage Too! and Youth Theater. For additional information call Patty Torrilhon at 480-837-9661 or email patty@fhtaz.org. (more...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

Dee Dee Bridgewater Replaces Megan Hilty Alongside the LA Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl, 7/10
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

Bramwell Tovey continues the first week of the Los Angeles Philharmonic classical season at the Hollywood Bowl by bringing 20th-century favorites from Bernstein and Gershwin to the stage, Thursday, July 10, at 8 pm. Singer Dee Dee Bridgewater, fresh from performing at the Bowl the night before in the jazz concert, To Ella with Love, joins the program to sing favorite Gershwin tunes. She replaces Megan Hilty, who was forced to cancel due to scheduling conflicts. (more...)

The Dix Hills Performing Arts Center Presents Julie Budd in Celebration of Her New Album, THEY WROTE THE SONGS, 7/25
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2014

When that special song was played it meant so much to us, and it still does. That meaningful song took you back to a special time and a place, when hearing those lyrics and caressing those melodies transported you to a place where only music can take you. Julie Budd now sings… “They Wrote The Songs,” an evening of the greatest songs from the most celebrated writers and beloved entertainers, songs that are the heart of our generation and the soundtracks of our lives. Julie sings selections from Burt Bacharach and Hal David, Elton John, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Barry Manilow, and some songs from great shows like Wicked and The Wiz, along with the great American classic composers. These memories will last forever and so will these songs. Julie Budd will share her memories with you as she explores the grand talents behind the music. Join us in celebrating these songs with nationally-loved Julie Budd, hailed by The New York Times as “The Consummate Performer,” in what is surely to be an evening of warm memories and some of the finest music ever written. These are the songs of our lives. Let's share the memories, as Julie Budd sings “They Wrote The Songs.” (more...)

West Coast Premiere of SUPERNATURAL: THE PLAY, Opens at Chromolume Theatre, 7/13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2014

The Supernatural Project presents SUPERNATURAL: The Play opening Sunday, July 13, 2014 at Chromolume Theatre at the Attic. Directed by Audrey Kelley, the play is written and produced by Candace O. Kelley, Audrey Kelley, and Gilda Rogers and stars Tanya Alexander, Peres Owino, Sita Young, Marlynne Frierson Cooley, Quidana Bosman, Virtic Emil Brown, and Zuri Alexander (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Kate Shindle, Hinton Battle & More Set for 54 Below this Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 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...)

Hinton Battle to Play 54 Below Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

Looking at his resume, you are struck by the fact that he has done it all - starred in numerous hit Broadway Musicals, is a three-time Tony Award-winner, wrote, directed and choreographed for both television and theatre. On Tuesday June 3, Hinton will unveil a new chapter in his career when 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents Hinton Battle Something New, a performance introducing his soon to be released new CD, by the same name. With his unique take on classic tunes, Battle pays tribute to the genius of Count Basie, Duke Ellington, Dizzy Gillespie, and Miles Davis and honors the memory of some of his dance contemporaries and legendary tap dancers that have influenced his career. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/19/14 - HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME Opens, KINKY BOOTS Hits 500 and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 19, 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: HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME opens on Broadway tonight, KINKY BOOTS celebrates 500 performances, SIDE SHOW opens at the Kennedy Center and more! (more...)

Three-Time Tony Winner Hinton Battle Hits New York for Broadway's LIVE THE DREAM, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

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Broadway's Andre De Shields to Star in THE BACKSEAT, Coming to Manhattan Film Festival, 6/26
by Movies News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Andre De Shields (Broadway's "The Wiz") and Chris Bellant (Warner Bros. upcoming "Into the Storm") star in "The Backseat", a high school coming of age comedy. The film will have its second ever New York screening at the Quad Cinema Thursday, June 26th, 7:00pm as part of the 8th Annual Manhattan Film Festival. (more...)

Fiddlehead Theatre Grows in 2nd Season as Resident Co. of Strand Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

Fiddlehead Theatre Company announces its 2nd season as the Resident Theatre Company of the historic Strand Theatre (543 Columbia Road, Dorchester, MA) in partnership with Mayor Martin J. Wash and the City of Boston. Through expanded arts initiatives and new community partnerships in the Dorchester neighborhood Fiddlehead is reconfirming its mission of bringing Broadway to the Strand and building community through the arts. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Announces Casts/Creative Teams for THE ORPHAN OF ZHAO and ETHER DOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

La Jolla Playhouse announces the casts and creative teams for its upcoming productions of The Orphan of Zhao and Ether Dome. Tickets for both productions are available by calling Playhouse Patron Services at (858) 550-1010 or at LaJollaPlayhouse.org. (more...)

THE SUNSHINE BOYS to Run 6/19-29 at CT Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

THE SUNSHINE BOYS by Neil Simon, the second show of its three-show Summer Nutmeg Summer Series at Connecticut Repertory Theatre is onstage June 19-29 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theater, Storrs. The Neil Simon penned comedy is led by Broadway and Television veterans Jerry Adler as Willie Clark and Richard Kline as Al Lewis. (more...)

Michael Cerveris and Laura Osnes to Join Randy Newman in Encores! FAUST: THE CONCERT, July 1
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Michael Cerveris, Isaiah Johnson, Randy Newman, Laura Osnes, Vonda Shepard, Brooklyn Shuck, Tony Vincent and Broadway Inspirational Voices have been cast in Randy Newman's Faust: The Concert, which will be performed on July 1 as the second Encores! Off-Center presentation of the 2014 season. Faust will be directed by Thomas Kail and choreographed by Marcos Santana. Jeanine Tesori is the Encores! Off-Center artistic director; Chris Fenwick is its music director. (more...)

FAB! Awards Over $191,000 to Arts Organizations
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2014

Twenty-five arts projects have been brought to life for the 2014 - 2015 season, with help through a grant award from Funding Arts Broward (FAB!). That gives four new eligible FAB! grantees an opportunity through this resourceful funding pool. The new arts organizations added to the FAB! portfolio are: Brazilian Voices; Chameleon Musicians; Gay Men's Chorus of South Florida and the Pablo Malco Foundation. Highlights of the most recent 25 awards will give South Florida one more opportunity to see Alvin Ailey - Back in Broward at Broward Center for the Performing Arts; another exposure of Puccini's Madame Butterfly though Florida Grand Opera; and Seraphic Fire's Broward Spring Season. This, just to name a few attractions that Broward residents and visitors can count on thanks to smart arts supporters who collaborate, give and enhance our community. Thank you FAB! 'This grant award has been fundamental in helping the Coral Springs community see an expanded arts and culture portfolio within its very diverse suburban community,' says grantee, Executive Director, Coral Springs Museum of Art, Bryan Knicely. (more...)

Upcoming '54 Sings' Summer Concerts to Feature 1776, 'DOLLY,' THE WIZ & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

54 Below has announced the latest musical scores to be featured in its acclaimed '54 Sings' concert series this summer: (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes of CRT's GYPSY with Michael James Leslie and Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - Jul 9, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as 'Rose', runs July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Click below to watch a behind-the-scenes interview with Michael James Leslie (Broadway's The Wiz and Little Shop of Horrors), who plays 'Pop', along with scenes from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Robert Cuccioli, Kathleen Elizabeth Monteleone, Justin Matthew Sargent and More for Bay Street's MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (July 29-August 31).This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, will be directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Photo Flash: Here She Is, Boys! First Look at Leslie Uggams in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Rose, runs July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113. Beow, BroadwayWorld brings you another first look at Uggams and Amandina Altomare in action! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Inside Rehearsal for CT Rep's GYPSY with Leslie Uggams, Director Vincent J. Cardinal & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 7, 2014

Below, check out a behind the scenes look inside rehearsal for GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Rose, at Connecticut Repertory Theatre! The production runs July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113. (more...)

Photo: First Look at Leslie Uggams as Mama Rose in GYPSY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2014

We've been waiting for this! Check out the first photo of Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Rose, in GYPSY: A MUSICAL FABLE at Connecticut Repertory Theatre onstage July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. (more...)

Patti LuPone, The Skivvies, Ben Platt and More Will Play 54 Below, Aug-Sept 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

This August and September 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

Disney's THE LION KING Comes to Boston Opera House, 9/9-10/12
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Casting has been announced for the Boston engagement of Disney's The Lion King. Boston's most eagerly awaited stage production returns to the Boston Opera House stage from September 9 to October 12 as part of the 2014-2015 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Shots of Justin Matthew Sargent, Howie Michael Smith, Robert Cuccioli and More in Bay Street's MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL now through August 31. This musical comedy with book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe& Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. BroadwayWorld has new production photos below! (more...)

GYPSY OF THE MONTH: Daniel J. Watts
by Adrienne Onofri - Jul 30, 2014

In his seventh Bway show in his eight years in NY, Daniel wowed audiences with his 'After Midnight' tap dancing. (more...)

Camp Media Theatre Goes to 'Oz,' Starting 8/11
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2014

The final two-week session for Camp Media Theatre 2014 starts up August 11. It's OZ Camp, in which all songs performed by the campers will be gleaned from 'The Wizard of Oz', 'The Wiz', or 'Wicked'. Camp Media Theatre has had a record-breaking summer. 'We have had more campers this year than ever before,' said Executive Director Patrick Ward. 'As we head into our final two-week session for this year we are getting ready to follow the yellow brick road. We really appreciate the support of each family who has been involved.' (more...)

Lee Wilkof, Bobby Moreno and More Set for Playwrights Horizons' BOOTYCANDY and GRAND CONCOURSE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Playwrights Horizons has announced initial casting for its upcoming 2014/2015 Season. The announcement includes casting for the first two shows of the season: initial casting for BOOTYCANDY, the New York premiere of a new play written and directed by Obie Award winner Robert O'Hara (In the Continuum, Antebellum, Insurrection: Holding History); and initial casting for GRAND CONCOURSE, the World Premiere of a new play by playwright and two-time Obie Award-winning actress Heidi Schreck (There Are No More Big Secrets, Creature), directed by Kip Fagan (The Revisionist, Asuncion). (more...)

MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL, Starring Howie Michael Smith, Makes World Premiere Tonight at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (tonight, July 29-August 31). This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. (more...)

HRT to Present TAMBOURINES TO GLORY, 8/30-10/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

The HRT opens its 2014-15 season with Langston Hughes' TAMBOURINES TO GLORY from August 30th to October 5th. (more...)

NoHo ACE to Premiere SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL, 9/12-11/9
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to present a world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon. SCARY MUSICAL The Musical will begin previews on Friday, September 12 at 8pm; will open on Friday, September 19 at 8pm and run for eight weeks through Sunday, November 9, 2014 at the NoHo Arts Center, 11136 Magnolia Blvd. (at Lankershim) in North Hollywood. (more...)

Adrienne Warren Joins Bucks County Playhouse's AIN'T MISBEHAVIN', Beginning Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2014

Bucks County Playhouse is proud to welcome Adrienne Warren to the cast of AIN'T MISBEHAVIN, running August 14 through September 7, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Howie Michael Smith, Robert Cuccioli and More in MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2014

Bay Street Theater presents the World Premiere of MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (July 29-August 31). This musical comedy book, music and lyrics by Adam Overett, is directed and choreographed by Marlo Hunter. Presented in association with Martin Platt, David Elliott, Cheryl Wiesenfeld, Joan Raffe & Jhett Tolentino, and Patrick Blake, with additional support from the Joseph Stein Fund for new musicals and Adriane and Jerry Cohen. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Daniel Betts, Zackary Momoh and More Star in TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2014

Casting for Regent Park Open Air Theatre's production of To Kill A Mockingbird was announced today. Daniel Betts will play Atticus Finch alongside Zackary Momoh as Tom Robinson, Christopher Akrill as Boo Radley. Original cast member and composer Phil King will reprise his role. (more...)

Peanut Gallery Players to Bring THE WIZ to Meadow Brook Theatre, 7/31-8/2
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2014

Girl has Kansas, girl loses Kansas, girl gets Kansas back. That's the basic premise for Peanut Gallery Players' upcoming production of 'The Wiz'. If you've seen the movie of 'The Wiz', don't assume you've seen the stage version. (more...)

Dion Millington to Star as 'Dorothy' in Harlem Rep's THE WIZ, Opening 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2014

The Harlem Repertory Theatre's AUDELCO winning multi-media production of the The Wiz will feature AUDELCO Award-winning singer/actress Dion Millington as Dorothy. The Wiz will be directed and choreographed by Keith Lee Grant whose 2009 production of The Wiz won the AUDELCO awards for Best Director and Choreographer of a musical. Critically acclaimed animator Edward Corcino and UNIMA Award-winning designer Daniel Fergus Tamulonis have created entertaining and provocative video animations, costumes and puppets for the HRT's new chamber version of The Wiz. (more...)

CATS, Starring Elizabeth Stanley, Ken T. Prymus and More, Opens Tonight at Pittsburgh CLO
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Jellicle cats come one, come all! Join the Jellicle Ball, today, July 18 through July 27 with Pittsburgh CLO's production of CATS! A talented company of felines will bring Andrew Lloyd Webber's mysterious masterpiece to life on the Benedum Center stage. (more...)

Photo Flash: Leslie Uggams Takes 'Rose's Turn' in Connecticut Rep's GYPSY!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams is Rose, in GYPSY: A MUSICAL FABLE at Connecticut Repertory Theatre onstage July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets and information at 860-486-2113. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a new production shot of Uggams during Rose's famous second act anthem- 'Rose's Turn.' (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Clips of GYPSY - Leslie Uggams, Michael James Leslie & More!
by Stage Tube - Jul 16, 2014

Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams is Rose, in GYPSY: A MUSICAL FABLE at Connecticut Repertory Theatre onstage July 10-20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. Tickets and information at 860-486-2113. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Adriane Lenox, Ken Page & More Set for 54 SINGS THE WIZ on 8/10
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, celebrates the Tony Award-winning musical, The Wiz, with '54 Below Sings The Wiz,' part of the '54 Sings Series.' '54 Below Sings The Wiz' will play two performances only: Sunday, August 10 at 7PM and 9:30PM. To make a reservation, visit www.54below.com. Cover starts at $50. $25 food & beverage minimum. (more...)

MISS SAIGON, HAIR & More Set for Clocktower Players' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2014

On Thursday, June 26, 2014, Westchester Magazine unveiled their annual Best of Westchester issue announcing the very best of what Westchester County has to offer. Clocktower Players, the resident theater company of Irvington Town Hall Theater, received two prestigious awards: Best Local Theater Group and Best Children's Theater. (more...)

Azudi Onyejekwe and Rodrick Covington to Star in THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN Concert at NYMF, 7/22
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2014

The New York Musical Theatre Festival and Moldy Fig Productions, LCC present THE SONGS OF CENTRAL AVENUE BREAKDOWN, a one night only concert event. With Book by Kevin Ray, Andrea Lepcio & Dominic Taylor; Music and Lyrics by Kevin Ray; and Additional Story by Suellen Vance, the concert will be directed by Lee Summers and is set for Tuesday, July 22nd at 8 p.m. at The Laurie Beechman Theatre at the West Bank Cafe, 407 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Here She Is World! New Production Shots from Connecticut Rep's GYPSY with Leslie Uggams & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2014

Connecticut Repertory Theatre's GYPSY, starring Tony Award winner Leslie Uggams as Rose, runs through July 20 at the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113. Below, BroadwayWorld is excited to bring you a first look at the cast in action! (more...)

Scott Ripley, Alanna Saunders, Amandina Altomare & More Join Leslie Uggams in GYPSY, Beginning Tonight at CT Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2014

In April 2014, Artistic Director Vincent J. Cardinal announced that Tony and Emmy Award-winning actress Leslie Uggams would be starring as Rose in Connecticut Repertory Theatre's (CRT) production of GYPSY: A Musical Fable today, July 10-20. This announcement quickly spread through social media circles and the theatre community and set off a firestorm of discussion on message boards and Twitter about casting an African American actress in this iconic role. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

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