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Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Frank Rich's GHOST LIGHT, Blue Gobo
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 8, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: The power of illumination!  (more...)

Betsy Morgan, Kurt Boehm, Skye Mattox and More Join Arena Stage's CAROUSEL; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the complete company for Carousel directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

CIRQUE-TACULAR: THE ART OF CIRCUS Set for The Theater at The 14th Street Y
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

Cirque-tacular: The Art of Circus will be presented as part of the Theater/Dance Series curated at The Theater at The 14th Street Y, 344 E. 14th Street, NYC from September 6-11, 2016. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Karen Morrow
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 5, 2016

For over fifty years, the big, belt voice of Karen Morrow has been filling theatres and TV screens. While audiences across America will fondly remember her numerous appearances on The Merv Griffin Show, it is her live appearances on Broadway, blasting the roof of numerous theatres, that epitomize Karen Morrow. Joining Rob & Kevin via phone, Karen reminisces on how she became known as 'the flop queen', what it was like to share the spotlight with Buddy Hackett,  and how she counted Ethel Merman among her biggest fans. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Legendary Actor Ed Dixon
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 25, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Two internet goodies! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Sondheim's Screenplay & MacFarlane's TV Show
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 21, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Stephen & Seth! (more...)

The Theater at the 14th Street Y Announces its 2016-2017 Season: Dance, Theater, & LABA Series
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

The Theater at the 14th Street Y brings a new lens to the downtown performing arts scene with its exciting and diverse curated Theater, Dance, and LABA Series for the 2016-2017 Season.  Through partnerships with each of the shows, the 14th Street Y embraces the NYC artist community to bring audiences a wide range of experiences. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Stage, Screen Star and 'Broadway Stories' Host Todd Buonopane
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 18, 2016

Get out your calendars as Rob, Kevin and special guest Todd Buonopane, host of the amazing podcast Broadway Stories, sit down and discuss all the shows slated to open in the 2016-2017 Season. From plays to musicals, revivals to special events, these three folks cover it all! Plus: Donny & Marie's summer stock appearances, the brilliance of The Great Muppet Caper, and Alton Brown's dinner theatre experience!  (more...)

Karen Akers, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead SOME ENCHANTED EVENINGS Benefit for The Ziegfeld Society
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City launches its Eighth Season on September 17, 2016 with Some Enchanted Evenings: The Glittering Life and Times of Mary Martin, written and hosted by David Kaufman, based on his new bestselling biography of the same name. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Tony-Winner Scott Wise
by Behind the Curtain - Sep 11, 2016

Fosse. Bennett. Robbins. Scott Wise got to know and work with them all. His incredible dancing skills were featured in 13 Broadway musicals including A CHORUS LINE, CATS, CARRIE, and JEROME ROBBINS' BROADWAY, for which he won the Tony Award. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Thornton Wilder's THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Artists Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2016

 Artists Repertory Theatre is thrilled to present The Skin of Our Teeth, a timeless comedy by Thornton Wilder that has amazed audiences for generations with its unique theatrical style, huge, and not always human, cast and an epic story that spans centuries. The Skin of Our Teeth is a play in three acts, Artists Rep's production will include 3 to 10 Community Guest Stars in walk-on roles for every performance and will employ multimedia projections, live video feed and a cornucopia of masks. (more...)

Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More Star in DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, Starting Tonight at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Encores! production of DO I HEAR A WALTZ?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim, opens tonight. (more...)

Joanna Gleason and Austin Pendleton Join ON MADELINE KAHN Panel at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason and actor/director Austin Pendleton will join ON MADELINE KAHN, a panel on the life and career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Tony-winning actress, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7pm at New York City's 92nd Street Y. (more...)

Author William Madison Set for ON MADELINE KAHN at 92 St Y, 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016

New York City's 92nd Street Y will present "On Madeline Kahn," a panel on the life & career of MADELINE KAHN (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy & Tony-winning actress, on Tuesday, April 5, at 7pm. Star of such hit films as Blazing Saddles, Young Frankenstein, Paper Moon & Clue & Broadway shows On the Twentieth Century, The Sisters Rosensweig & Two By Two, Kahn is the subject of WILLIAM V. MADISON'S biography, MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life (University Press of Mississippi). The event will be moderated by frequent 92nd Street Y host & 5-time Billboard Award-winner VALERIE SMALDONE.     (more...)

BWW Review: Robert Klein Stars in FROM MOSES TO MOSTEL: A HISTORY OF THE JEWS (ACCORDING TO MUSICAL THEATRE)
by Michael Dale - Mar 1, 2016

The one night concert event told the story of the Jewish people through musical theatre songs. (more...)

Randi Driscoll to Lead Starry REINVENTION Benefit for The Seeing Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Singer/Songwriter sensation Randi Driscoll calls together friends from Broadway to benefit up-and-coming actor-driven ensemble, The Seeing Place. The show, 'Reinvention' touches on the immense challenge put before us when life throws us struggles we're not sure we have the strength to face. (more...)

Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner, 54 CELEBRATES THE MUPPETS and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Choreographer Jack Cole & 'Lost in Boston'
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 27, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: The grandfather of Broadway choreography and a look into the songs lost on the road to Broadway! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Orchestrator Larry Moore
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 24, 2016

Orchestrator Larry Moore has been praised by the New York Daily News as 'one of the most ingenious practitioners in his profession,' and you'll find no argument in that statement once you hear Larry's fascinating story. Stopping by to pull back the curtain on the role of an orchestrator, Larry tells Rob and Kevin what it was like orchestrating such musical series favorites as 'Unsung Musicals' and 'Lost in Boston,' which recording is the greatest cast album of all time, and how he got Stephen Sondheim his Pulitzer Prize! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABY
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 20, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: June is bustin' out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy Dussault
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2016

Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight's wife in TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, Alan Arkin's wife in THE IN-LAWS, and as the original host of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in DO-RE-MI, BAJOUR, and countless others! (more...)

Tony Danza, Daniel Reichard, and More Star in BROADWAY ORIGINALS on 7/15 at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Broadway history repeats itself in high style at Feinstein's/54 Below on Friday, July 15th at 7 PM when some of Broadway's most memorable songs are performed by the Broadway stars who originated them on the Great White Way. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats FLOYD COLLINS and Ethel Merman!
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 13, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: FLOYD COLLINS gets stuck in a cave and Ethel Merman gets stuck in a sitcom! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Lyricist/Librettist Stephen Cole
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 10, 2016

There are three types of musical theatre lovers: Fan, Obsessed, and Stephen Cole. Stephen, who has had a wonderfully varied career as a lyricist and librettist, invited Rob & Kevin over to the musical theatre mecca he calls his apartment to talk about the craft of writing, meeting Merman, and how social media sites, like Facebook's Forgotten Musicals page, is uniting musical theatre fans from across the globe! (more...)

Madeline Kahn Set for 'From Broadway to Hollywood' Panel at Barnes & Noble in Los Angeles, 2/10
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Two-time Oscar nominee Madeline Kahn is the subject of a panel discussion, From Broadway to Hollywood ~ A Chat with her Friends, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market on Wednesday, February 10, at 7pm. William V. Madison, author of MADELINE KAHN: Being the Music • A Life, will join several of Kahn's friends & colleagues for this first West Coast event for Kahn's biography, published by the University Press of Mississippi. Author Eddie Shapiro (Nothing Like A Dame: Conversations with the Great Women of Musical Theater) will moderate. (more...)

Patricia Leonard Presents Arthur Miller Reading Featuring Joan Copeland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

In celebration of great American playwright Arthur Miller's centennial, Patricia Leonard will present acclaimed actress Joan Copeland in a rare reading of her brother's short story The Performance. (more...)

ANNIE, Starring Heidi Gray, Comes to the National Theatre This Spring; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Leapin' lizards! With more than 400 performances under her belt, the new U.S. National Tour of ANNIE will play the National Theatre for one week only, March 15 - 20, 2016. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new physical incarnation of the iconic 1977 Tony Award-winning original. (more...)

Valerie Smaldone to Interview Madeline Kahn Biographer William V. Madison at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

New York City's 92nd Street Y will present a panel on the life and career of Madeline Kahn (1942-99), the Oscar-nominated, Emmy and Tony-winning actress, on January 25, 2016 at 12 noon. (more...)

Embraer S.A.: E190-E2 heralds a new era in the 130-seat jet segment
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

SAO JOSE DOS CAMPOS, Brazil, Feb. 25, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Embraer, the world's leading manufacturer of commercial jets up to 130 seats, today took a step in the consolidation of its leadership by presenting the E190-E2, the first E2 jet Embraers second generation of the E-Jets family of commercial aircraft. The aircrafts maiden flight is scheduled for the second half of 2016, with entry into service scheduled for 2018. The ceremony was held at the Companys plant in Sao Jose dos Campos. (more...)

ZIEGFELD'S PUNCH BOWL OF 2016 to Celebrate George Gershwin at Hunter College
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

The Ziegfeld Society of New York City will present ZIEGFELD'S PUNCH BOWL OF 2016: A Tribute to George Gershwin on Saturday, February 20th. (more...)

BWW Feature: A Brief History of Musicals Performing at the Grammy Awards
by Allison Pichowicz - Feb 14, 2016

On February 15, 2016 HAMILTON will perform its opening number live at the 58th Annual Grammy Awards. Only eight musicals (nine, if you count RIVERDANCE) have had this honor since the first Grammy Award ceremony in 1959. HAMILTON will make history, yet again, as the first show to perform via satellite during the ceremony; while the ceremony is at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, the cast will be performing on their set at the Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York City. (more...)

Jason Alexander Will Lead 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program at Ten Chimneys
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced that Tony Award-winner, and television icon, Jason Alexander, will lead the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve American theatre, at Ten Chimneys. (more...)

'FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD' Panel Centers on Madeline Kahn at Barnes & Noble in LA Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2016

Two-time Oscar nominee Madeline Kahn is the subject of a panel discussion, From Broadway to Hollywood ~ A Chat with her Friends, at Barnes & Noble at The Grove at Farmers Market tonight, February 10, at 7pm. (more...)

BWW Review: Ben Stevenson's THE NUTCRACKER Graces the Stage
by Natalie de la Garza - Dec 24, 2015

Since its debut in 1892, THE NUTCRACKER, based on E.T.A. Hoffman's 'The Nutcracker and the Mouse King,' has been a holiday staple, its music, by Romantic composer Peter Ilyich Tchaikovsky, ubiquitous. And, since 1987, Ben Stevenson's THE NUTCRACKER has been a Houston institution. (more...)

Celebrate the Last Night of Hanukkah with Eight Jewish-Themed Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 13, 2015

As millions of the faithful around the world light the last candles of their menorahs, we take a look at a handful of musical moments that have a decidedly Jewish flair. On the last night of Hanukkah, we want to celebrate some of our favorite Broadway tunes about the faith while honoring the contributions of our immensely talented Jewish legends who have helped mold the American musical into what it is today. Therefore, we have selected eight Jewish-themed showtunes for the occasion. You can watch a video of each below, along with an incredible film about the importance of Jewish writers to the history of the musical theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Legendary Dancer and Model, Lawrence Merritt
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 7, 2016

In his 78 years of entertaining, Lawrence Merritt has truly seen it all. From dancing on Broadway in GOLDEN RAINBOW and PIPPIN, to modeling for the greatest magazines, to being an underwater dancer in Paris, Lawrence is not short on amazing stories. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Lecresia Campbell and A MAN OF NO IMPORTANCE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 3, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin go to two very different churches!  (more...)

Luther Burbank Center for the Arts Announces Addition of Acclaimed Storyteller Nicholas Sparks and Tony Bennett
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Today, Luther Burbank Center for the Arts (The Center) announced two big additions to its 2016-2017 lineup. In partnership with Copperfield's Books, on Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 7 p.m., Sonoma County welcomes one of the most beloved storytellers of all time, acclaimed novelist Nicholas Sparks. The celebrated storyteller makes a stop at The Center on tour with his new work "Two By Two.' On Wednesday, November 2, 2016 at 8 p.m., the preeminent singer of the 20th and 21st centuries, Tony Bennett, returns to Santa Rosa for one night only on the heels of celebrating his 90th birthday on August 3, 2016.   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Critic and Historian Peter Filichia
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 28, 2016

You would be hard pressed to find someone who loves the theatre more than Peter Filichia. For years, Peter's observations on musical theatre have inspired countless actors, directors, and writers to start a career in show business. Now, Peter talks to Rob and Kevin, his two biggest fans, about the importance of arts education, for whom a critic should be crafting their reviews, and why he still loves the theatre. Plus, memories of Senator Joe, The Wiz, and My Fair Lady!  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 24, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This week: Great writers. Great director. Great actors. Where did they go wrong? (more...)

BWW Review: GODSPELL Has a Very Good Revival In Sao Paulo
by Claudio Erlichman - Aug 22, 2016

Collecting premieres around the world since 1971, when it reached Broadway, the classical musical comedy by Stephen Schwartz and John-Michael Tebelak, based on the parables of the Gospel of St. Matthew, is back to Sao Paulo with a new look, directed by Dagoberto Feliz (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Broadway Legend Carol Lawrence
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 21, 2016

For over fifty years, the beautiful voice of Carol Lawrence has filled our hearts. No one will capture the love, yearning, and heart break of Maria, the doomed heroine in WEST SIDE STORY, better than the actress who originated the role: Carol Lawrence. Joining Rob and Kevin from her home in California, Carol talks about the power of WEST SIDE STORY, what it was like working with Jerome Robbins, and how the theatre still has the power to heal all souls! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats with Cast Album Producer Bruce Yeko
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 14, 2016

Bruce Yeko is one of the most fascinating men in show business. If it wasn't for Bruce we wouldn't have the original cast recordings of such musicals as THE BAKER'S WIFE, IN TROUSERS, PRETTYBELLE, and countless other musicals that no commercial record company would have produced. Selling off his massive baseball card collection, Bruce used those funds to  produce over 300 cast recordings, earning him a place in the Guinness Book of World Records. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses James Lipton's SHERRY, Ricky Ian Gordon's 'Bright Eyed Joy'
by Behind the Curtain - Aug 10, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: James Lipton writes a musical & Kevin extols the virtues of having three names!  (more...)

UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television to Present CAROUSEL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

The UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television (UCLA TFT) announced today a new revival of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Carousel, set to open Friday, May 6, 2016 at UCLA TFT's Freud Playhouse. The play, directed by UCLA TFT Adjunct Associate Professor Jeremy Mann, with musical direction by Adjunct Associate Professor Dan Belzer, will feature Broadway actress Linda Kerns and undergraduate acting students from the UCLA TFT Department of Theater. (more...)

Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Do I Hear a Waltz? will star Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. The ensemble includes Kristine Bendul, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Jenny Laroche, Jennifer Locke, Nathan Madden, Skye Mattox, Devin Roberts, Manny Stark, and Alex Wong. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Jason Alexander will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CHILDREN OF EDEN at Cabrillo Music Theatre
by Cary Ginell - Apr 10, 2016

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