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Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!Breaking News: Beth Leavel, Bryan Batt, Heather Headley & More Sign on for The Muny's 2015 Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

The Muny announced today several principal cast members for the seven shows in its spectacular 97th season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. Full casts and companies will be announced throughout May. (more...)

Rashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACTRashidra Scott to Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's 2015-16 Season Opener SISTER ACT
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Rejoice! The Ogunquit Playhouse kicks off its 83rd season with the glorious Broadway musical comedy Sister Act, on stage May 20 to June 20. (more...)

ASU Gammage Reveals Winners of High School Musical Theater AwardsASU Gammage Reveals Winners of High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

On May 2, High Schools from around the state competed in the first-ever ASU Gammage High School Musical Theater Awards performing numbers from their spring musicals on the ASU Gammage stage. In addition, a panel of judges selected winners in the following categories: Best Overall Performance, Best Lead Male, Best Lead Female, Outstanding Supporting Performance, Best Dancer, Honorable Mention, Outstanding Technical Achievement. Two graduating seniors who exemplify leadership on the stage, in their community and in their schools also won $500 scholarships to use towards furthering their education. (more...)

Kelrik Production to Present VIOLET, 5/15-31Kelrik Production to Present VIOLET, 5/15-31
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Kelrik Production's upcoming production of the award-winning off-Broadway hit musical VIOLET, a powerful and heartwarming story of a vulnerable young woman's challenges, loves and emotional journey, will now be staged May 15 - 31st, 2015 at the Monroe Forum Theater @ El Portal in North Hollywood. With a score by Jeanine Tesori (FUN HOME, CAROLINE, OR CHANGE, SHREK THE MUSICAL, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and book and lyrics by Brian Crawley. VIOLET is directed by Joshua Finkel. (more...)

TN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICALTN Shakespeare Company to Present TENDERLY, THE ROSEMARY CLOONEY MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

Tennessee Shakespeare Company, in partnership with the University of Memphis' Department of Theatre & Dance, presents its first developing musical reading on the U of M mainstage with Tenderly, The Rosemary Clooney Musical by Janet Yates Vogt and Mark Freidman on May 23 at 7:00 pm. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New SeasonTheater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New Season
by Matt Tamanini - May 4, 2015

After 18 months of successful broadcasting, the popular Theater People Podcast has launched a KickStarter campaign to help fund their new season. Having interviewed Broadway greats from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Laura Osnes (twice) to Celia Keenan-Bolger, the Theater People Podcast is one of the most influential and inspiring connections that many theatre fans have with their idols. The podcast has become a valuable resource for students, individuals working to build a career in the performing arts, and theater lovers across the world. (more...)

Denver Center Announces 2015 Bobby G Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 28Denver Center Announces 2015 Bobby G Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway announces the 2015 nominees for The Bobby G Awards - the Colorado regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th Anniversary Season to Feature GROUNDED, BUYER AND CELLAR & MoreEnsemble Theatre Cincinnati's 30th Anniversary Season to Feature GROUNDED, BUYER AND CELLAR & More
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati (ETC) has announced its 2015-2016 Season, which also marks the theatre's 30th Anniversary Season. The season features an exciting selection of four regional premieres including: a sharp-eyed contemporary drama focusing on one of most complicated and controversial American social institutions; an hysterical new comedy fresh off its chart-topping run Off-Broadway; and a spellbinding, ripped-from-the-headlines award-winning one-woman drama. Additionally, 2015-2016 will welcome back the return of one of ETC's beloved holiday musicals. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine PaigeThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine Paige
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Theater People podcast welcomes 'The First Lady of British Musical Theater,' Olivier Award-winner Elaine Paige. For the episode, Paige discusses her farewell tour, and what exactly she means by 'farewell.' She also talks about the upcoming theatrical release of her recent concert which was filmed at Royal Albert Hall in London. Paige, perhaps best know for originating the roles of Eva Peron in EVITA and Grizabella in CATS, shares her remembrances of how those roles came to her and how they changed her life and career. Paige made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD Sunset Boulevard. She returned to Broadway in the critically acclaimed and Tony award winning 2012 revival of FOLLIES. In the role of Carlotta Campion, Paige received terrific notices for her performance of the showstopping song 'I'm Still Here.' (more...)

A.J. Shively & Jessica Janes to Lead FIRST DATE at TUTS Underground; Full Cast Announced!A.J. Shively & Jessica Janes to Lead FIRST DATE at TUTS Underground; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Get ready for the most fun you've ever had on a date, with a cast you can't help but fall for! TUTS Underground brings you First Date, the hilarious and hopeful musical about the chances we all take to find love. This uniquely charming show runs June 11 - 21 in Zilkha Hall at The Hobby Center.   (more...)

Orpheum Board Honors President with Building NameOrpheum Board Honors President with Building Name
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Board of Directors of the Memphis Development Foundation (MDF), which operates the historic Orpheum Theatre, will name the Foundation's newest capital addition the Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in honor of President and CEO Pat Halloran. Halloran will have served the Orpheum Theatre for 35 years at the time of his retirement at the end of 2015. The Centre, a $14.5 million addition to the Orpheum campus, has long been a passion project of Halloran's. (more...)

Registration for Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park Now OpenRegistration for Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park Now Open
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Registration for the Young Actor Musical Theater Preparatory Program at Playhouse on Park is now open! Running from July 13-July 24, this summer program gives children entering grades three through eight instruction in acting, dance, and music. (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy JamesIn the Spotlight Series: Meet the 2015 Tony Nominees- Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2015

Earlier this month, the 2015 Tony nominees gathered to meet the press and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big day. Throughout the month, we will continue our Tonys coverage by bringing you exclusive photos by acclaimed photographer Walter McBride! Below, meet Christian Borle and Brian d'Arcy James, Best Performance by an Actor in a Featured/Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Something Rotten! (more...)

Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!Paxton Whitehead, Michael McCormick & More Join Cast of MY FAIR LADY at the Muny!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Alan Jay Lerner (book & lyrics) and Frederick Loewe's (music) classic My Fair Lady. The production will be directed by Marc Bruni, choreographed by Chris Bailey and music directed by Ben Whiteley. (more...)

Christian Borle, Jefferson Mays & More Will Take Part in BROADWAY BRUNCH on 5/31Christian Borle, Jefferson Mays & More Will Take Part in BROADWAY BRUNCH on 5/31
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

Spend Sunday brunch at the Vulture Festival this weekend!  Broadway favorites will join Susan Blackwell for a morning of songs, debauchery and adult beverages, including Jefferson Mays (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Sarah Stiles (Hand to God), Brad Oscar (Something Rotten), Christian Borle (Something Rotten), Scarlett Strallen (A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), and Geneva Carr (Hand to God). (more...)

Laura Osnes & Harriet Harris Join '#TBTLIVE' Concert at 54 BelowLaura Osnes & Harriet Harris Join '#TBTLIVE' Concert at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

On Thursday, May 28th a cast of Broadway favorites will bring the popular instagram/twitter trend of #tbt to the stage of 54 Below with #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert at 9:30pm & 11:30pm. (more...)

Introducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDARIntroducing THE NASHVILLE THEATER CALENDAR
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 26, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening around us that it's difficult to keep track of it all. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, which is a comprehensive listing of theatrical openings,that will be updated each week, for the 2015/16 season. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/25/15- Leslie UggamsSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/25/15- Leslie Uggams
by Stage Tube - May 25, 2015

Happy Birthday Leslie Uggams! Uggams starred in Hallelujah, Baby!, which premiered on Broadway in 1967, and won the Tony Award for Best Actress in a musical. She appeared on Broadway in the revue Blues in the Night in 1982 and in the musical revue of the works of Jerry Herman, Jerry's Girls in 1985. Later Broadway roles include Muzzy in Thoroughly Modern Millie (2003 - 2004) and Ethel Thayer in On Golden Pond at the Kennedy Center in 2004 and on Broadway at the Cort Theatre in 2005. In 2001 she appeared in the August Wilson play King Hedley II, receiving a nomination for a Tony Award for Best Actress in a Play. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 24, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Nick Spangler Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein; The Shapiro Sisters: Life Would Be Better If It Were A Musical; An Evening with Laura Osnes; #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert; and Broadway Does Country. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine TesoriTheater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

On Monday, May 25th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron adapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breaking Off-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated and playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated together for this year's Best Original Score award; should they win, the pair would become the first all-female writing team in Tony history to take home that the prize. (more...)

LEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL to Open 2015 Season at Washington Crossing Open Air TheatreLEGALLY BLONDE THE MUSICAL to Open 2015 Season at Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

The 2015 summer season at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre begins with a musical comedy that's so much fun it shouldn't be legal! Legally Blonde the Musical is set for a two weekend run at the outdoor venue from Friday, May 29 through Sunday, June 7. Performances are Friday, Saturday and Sunday at 7:30 pm. (more...)

Laura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next WeekLaura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Next week at 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...)

Sutton Foster Replaces Audra McDonald for Boston Pops Concerts in JuneSutton Foster Replaces Audra McDonald for Boston Pops Concerts in June
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Sutton Foster will officially replace Audra McDonald at the Boston Pops at Symphony Hall on June 2-3, the company announced on their official website. (more...)

Sutton Foster to Step in for Mandy Patinkin at BSO Concerts in 2016Sutton Foster to Step in for Mandy Patinkin at BSO Concerts in 2016
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra announced today that Broadway starlet Sutton Foster will make her BSO debut in concerts February 18, 2016 at The Music Center at Strathmore and February 19-21, 2016 at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. She replaces Mandy Patinkin, who has regrettably withdrawn from his previously scheduled performances of Mandy Patinkin: In Concert, due to a scheduling conflict. (more...)

Nominations for 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announced - Corbin Bleu, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin and More to Present, 5/26Nominations for 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announced - Corbin Bleu, Roger Bart, Kevin Chamberlin and More to Present, 5/26
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Today, the Nederlander Organization and Hollywood Pantages Theatre announced preliminary nominees for THE 4TH ANNUAL JERRY HERMAN AWARDS, a celebration of the achievement and excellence in high school musical theatre in Los Angeles. Final nominations in all production and performance categories will be announced on Tuesday, May 26th. (more...)

Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' AMERICAN IDIOT to Open 6/4Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis' AMERICAN IDIOT to Open 6/4
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

 Phoenix Theatre of Indianapolis announces the Indiana premiere of American Idiot opening June 4, 2015 on the Livia and Steve Russell Stage. This production runs through July 5, 2015, with Bryan Fonseca serving as director, Emily Ristine Holloway serving as Assistant Director, Tim Brickley and Jeanne Bowling serving as co-Musical Directors, and Cherri Jaffee and Mariel Greenlee serving as co-choreographers. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks 'Younger', Broadway & More on THE VIEWVIDEO: Sutton Foster Talks 'Younger', Broadway & More on THE VIEW
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Tony award-winning actress Sutton Foster stopped by this week's THE VIEW to talk about her new TV show 'Younger.' Check out the appearance below! (more...)

Married Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County PlayhouseMarried Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces Bucks County's own John Augustine to return (The Hummingbird's Tour, 2014, Director) to the Bucks County Playhouse stage as 'Larry' in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, running May 29-June 21. Augustine will play alongside Broadway's Candy Buckley (Scandalous, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret) as 'Joanne'. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sutton Foster Stars in 'Boy With the Dragon Tattoo' Episode of YOUNGERVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sutton Foster Stars in 'Boy With the Dragon Tattoo' Episode of YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2015

Below, check out a sneak peek at the next episode of TV Land's YOUNGER titled 'The Boy With the Dragon Tattoo.' The series airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on TV Land. (more...)

Preliminary Nominations for 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announced!Preliminary Nominations for 4th Annual Jerry Herman Awards Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The annual awards show will be hosted by KABC-7 Reporter George Pennacchio at the Hollywood Pantages on Monday, June 1, 2015 at 7pm. All tickets for this awards celebration are $25 and are now on sale to the public online at www.JerryHermanAwards.com, www.HollywoodPantages.com/JHA2015, www.Ticketmaster.com, by phone at 1-800-982-2787 or at the Hollywood Pantages Box Office (6233 Hollywood Blvd). Group tickets are available at www.PantagesGroups.com or by calling 866-755-3075 Mon-Fri; 10am-5pm PT. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This WeekendSan Diego Musical Theatre's SINGIN' IN THE RAIN Opens This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the second production of their 2015 season, Singin' in the Rain, May 22 - June 7, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, May 23), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

The Marriott Theatre to Present CITY OF ANGELS, 6/10-8/2The Marriott Theatre to Present CITY OF ANGELS, 6/10-8/2
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

The Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, presents the six-time Tony Award-winning classic, CITY OF ANGELS, winner of Best Musical, Best Original Score by David Zippel and Cy Coleman, and Best Book by Larry Gelbart, previewing June 10, opening June 17th and running through August 2. Five-time Jeff Award-winning Director Nick Bowling brings his exceptional talent to the hilarious and ingenious musical comedy with choreography by Jeff Award-winner Tommy Rapley. Music Director, and Jeff Award-nominee, Ryan T. Nelson enlivens the sensational score, featuring a rich melange of jazz and bebop styles. CITY OF ANGELS is the rarest of musical comedies; one that is not only loaded with music and written in the contemporary jazz idiom, but also filled with sidesplitting comedy, set in the glamorous, seductive Hollywood of the 40?s - the world of film studios and flimsy negligees. (more...)

The M Center's Performing Art Program to Highlight Students in SHOWTUNE, 6/27The M Center's Performing Art Program to Highlight Students in SHOWTUNE, 6/27
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The M Center of Brooklyn soared to new heights with VOICES, their annual concert of the promising students of the M Music Master Class. Now, the celebrated training ground will start a new tradition with the opening of SHOWTUNE, a tribute to the greatest works of the American Musical Theater. (more...)

National Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2015-16 Grant RecipientsNational Alliance for Musical Theatre Announces 2015-16 Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announces nine awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its seventh year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $46,000 to ten organizations across the country. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

On Monday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU star Lisa Howard. Lisa made her Broadway debut as Rona Lisa Peretti in the 2006 Tony nominated production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. From there she has been seen on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and 9 TO 5. In IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Howard has received glowing notices and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her turn as Jenny, older sister of the Bride who's gone out of her way to plan the perfect wedding. Despite acting alongside Broadway favorites like Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, and Sierra Boggess, much has been made of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU being a star making vehicle for Howard.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

The Colony, Palm Beach to Kick Off Off Intimate Saturday Evenings in the Royal Room with T. Oliver Reid This MonthThe Colony, Palm Beach to Kick Off Off Intimate Saturday Evenings in the Royal Room with T. Oliver Reid This Month
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The summer menu in the Royal Room will include USDA “Prime” beef aged in-house and several fresh and delicious seafood selections. Best of all, many of the savory choices will be prepared with herbs and vegetables grown in The Colony's all-natural on-site garden. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre BeganBWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

JOHN & JEN Cast Album Release Concert Set for 54 Below, 6/6JOHN & JEN Cast Album Release Concert Set for 54 Below, 6/6
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Andrew Lippa along with Kate Baldwin and Conor Ryan, the stars of the recent acclaimed Keen Company production of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa, will head over to 54 Below (254 West 54th Street) on Saturday June 6th, to celebrate the upcoming release of the 2015 Off-Broadway Cast Recording for Broadway Records.  A June 16th release is planned. Andrew Lippa and Michael Croiter produced the album. Musical Director is Lily Lang.  This recording will include the premiere of the new song, "Trouble with Men,' as well as new orchestrations and two songs from the score never before recorded.   (more...)

Nancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The MunyNancy Opel, Noah Racey & More Join Cast of HOLIDAY INN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Muny announced today the complete cast for its production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn. Based on the 1942 film, Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn features music and lyrics by Irving Berlin with a book by Gordon Greenberg and Chad Hodge. Greenberg will direct the Muny production with choreography by Denis Jones. Musical direction is by James Moore, vocal and dance arrangements are by Sam Davis with additional arrangements by Bruce Pomahac, and orchestrations by Larry Blank. The Muny's production of Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn is its second production worldwide. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Mary Testa, Bobby Steggert, Patrick Page & More Sing the Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90Photo Coverage: Go Backstage at BROADWAY BY THE YEARS- Musicals of 1966-90
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 13, 2015

Author/critic Scott Siegel created BROADWAY BY THE YEAR for Town Hall, which he writes and hosts. Siegel takes audiences of all ages on a musical tour of the Great White Way, offering an entertaining verbal account of Broadway's history. Each evening celebrates the songs from Broadway shows of a selected year, sung by a cast of talented cabaret and Broadway performers. This marvelous program not only highlights favorite show-stopping numbers, it also features lesser-known gems. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with the Tony-Nominated Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 13, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured the Tony-nominated cast of Something Rotten!  (Christian Borle, Brian d'Arcy James, and Brad Oscar) moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Watch below to find out how things are going at the St. James Theatre, how they feel about bringing a totally new musical to New York, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Michael Mayer Will Direct Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL; Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll & More Set to StarMichael Mayer Will Direct Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL; Annette Bening, Saoirse Ronan, Corey Stoll & More Set to Star
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

According to Variety, Tony-winning director Michael Mayer is set to helm a big screen version of Anton Chekhov's The Seagull, which has been adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sutton Foster Stars in 'I'm With Stupid' Episode of TV Land's YOUNGERVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Sutton Foster Stars in 'I'm With Stupid' Episode of TV Land's YOUNGER
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

Below, check out a sneak peek at the next episode of TV Land's YOUNGER titled 'I'm With Stupid.' The series airs Tuesdays at 10/9c on TV Land. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Melinda Doolittle Hosts 2015 NMTA at Lipscomb UniversityPhoto Coverage: Melinda Doolittle Hosts 2015 NMTA at Lipscomb University
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 13, 2015

Cookeville High School's production of West Side Story claimed top honors - the award for Best Show of 2014/15 - last Saturday at the second annual Nashville High School Musical Theatre Awards, presented at Lipscomb University's Collins Alumni Auditorium and hosted by Melinda Doolittle. (more...)

Orpheum Theatre Reveals Winners of High School Musical Theatre Awards!Orpheum Theatre Reveals Winners of High School Musical Theatre Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

On Monday, May 11th, The Orpheum Theatre announced the winners of the 2015 High School Musical Theatre Awards show. (more...)

BWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season LaunchBWW: Hayes Theatre Second Half 2015 Season Launch
by Jade Kops - May 12, 2015

The Program Launch for the second half of 2015 shows that the Independent Music Theatre team comprising Luckiest Productions (David Campbell, Lisa Campbell and Richard Carroll), Neglected Musicals (Michelle Guthrie), and Neil Gooding Productions, the driving force behind Hayes Theatre Company, have no intention of slowing down are staying true to their vision to provide a permanent home for small-scale musical theatre and cabaret. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and MoreBROADWAY BY THE YEAR Continues 2015 Season Tonight with Patrick Page, Noah Racey, Mary Testa and More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

The lineup for tonight, May 11, 2015 at 8 pm, highlighting THE BROADWAY MUSICALS OF 1966-1990, features: PATRICK PAGE (Spider-Man/The Hunchback of Notre Dame), JENNY POWERS (Little Women/Follies/Grease), NOAH RACEY (Thoroughly Modern Millie/Curtains), BRIAN CHARLES ROONEY (The Threepenny Opera), MARY TESTA (Two Time Tony Nominee On the Town/42nd Street) and more! (more...)

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