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More than fifty years ago one musical changed theater forever. Now it's back, and mesmerizing audiences once again. From the first note to the final breath, WEST SIDE STORY soars as the greatest love story of all time. Tony® Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurents’s Broadway direction is recreated for the tour by David Saint, the Associate Director on Broadway. WEST SIDE STORY remains as powerful, poignant and timely as ever. The new Broadway cast album of WEST SIDE STORY recently won the 2010 Grammy® Award for Best Musical Show Album. The Bernstein and Sondheim score is considered to be one of Broadway's finest and features such classics of the American musical theatre as "Something's Coming," "Tonight," "America," "I Feel Pretty" and "Somewhere."

Matthew S. Morgan to Host 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards Gala, 6/1Matthew S. Morgan to Host 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards Gala, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2015

With school budgets always under pressure to cut, B2 Productions LLC of Norwich, CT has been working to put the focus on the need for high quality musical theater education in Connecticut and Rhode Island High Schools. (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...)

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...)

BWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY at Eight O'Clock TheatreBWW Reviews: Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY at Eight O'Clock Theatre
by Peter Nason - May 24, 2015

EOT has created a true winner here--a gorgeous production of the highest quality with performances that I will not soon forget and technical aspects that elevate it way beyond any community theatre fare.  (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...)

Exclusive: Broadway Vets Partner for BROADWAY AT THE W in HollywoodExclusive: Broadway Vets Partner for BROADWAY AT THE W in Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

On June 12, musical theater revue show BROADWAY AT THE W opens at The Loft at W Hollywood, formerly Drai's Hollywood.  Broadway actors, dancers and producers from Tony-Award winning and fan-favorite shows including "South Pacific," "The Producers," "The Book of Mormon," "Motown the Musical" and "Les Miserables" have assembled the highest caliber of Los Angeles-based Broadway performers to offer Angelenos an intimate and heart-stopping taste of Broadway. Tickets start at $10. The show features a live band, rotating program and special celebrity guests. The producers intend to continue the show on a weekly basis at W Hollywood. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New-York Historical Society Celebrates Launch of THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURYPhoto Coverage: New-York Historical Society Celebrates Launch of THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire.  This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society.  Just last night the New-York Historical Society celebrated the launch of The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld. the first major retrospective of Hirschfeld. Below, check out photos from insode the special cocktail party! (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Celebrates a Legend- Go Inside the Launch of THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY ExhibitPhoto Coverage: New York Celebrates a Legend- Go Inside the Launch of THE HIRSCHFELD CENTURY Exhibit
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2015

Al Hirschfeld immortalized celebrities, politicians, Broadway productions, films, television shows and beyond with his iconic linear drawings for nine decades, establishing himself as one of the most important contemporary portrait artists. Over a decade since the legendary artist drew his final line drawing, he continues to inspire. This spring, Hirschfeld will be celebrated with the publication of a new book and a major exhibition at the New-York Historical Society. Just last night the New-York Historical Society celebrated the launch of The Hirschfeld Century: The Art of Al Hirschfeld. the first major retrospective of Hirschfeld. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the exhibit! (more...)

Laurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film ScreeningsLaurence Olivier's HENRY V, Joss Whedon's 'MUCH ADO' and More Among The Old Globe's Summer 2015 Film Screenings
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The Old Globe will throw open its doors for a 2015 Summer Season featuring Shakespeare on stage and in film, continuing its celebration of the Globe's 80th Anniversary and Balboa Park's Centennial. All of San Diego is invited to join us for a series of free Monday night films relating to Shakespeare through the eras to celebrate both the Balboa Park Centennial and the theatre's 80th Anniversary. Globe Artistic Director Barry Edelstein and Beth Accomando, author of the KPBS blog Cinema Junkie, will alternate introducing the films. (more...)

Se anuncia el reparto de 'Hércules' dirigido por Ricard ReguantSe anuncia el reparto de 'Hércules' dirigido por Ricard Reguant
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 20, 2015

Pablo Abraira, Paco Arrojo, Víctor Ullate Roche y Noemí Gallego protagonizarán este nuevo musical con texto de Miguel Murillo, dirigido por Ricard Reguant, y coproducido por el Festival de Mérida y Rodetacón. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck on ON THE TOWN- 'It's a Nice, Beautiful Surprise'BWW Interview: Tony Yazbeck on ON THE TOWN- 'It's a Nice, Beautiful Surprise'
by Richard Ridge - May 20, 2015

Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with 2015 Tony nominee for On The Town, Tony Yazbeck, to discuss how things are going at the Lyric Theatre, what playing this role means to him, and so much more! Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which Yazbeck discuss his connection with the role of Gabey and what it has been like to be a part of this incredible revival. Check back Saturday morning to watch the full interview! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice Gets #Tappy to Meghan Trainor Hit in 'Bang Dem Taps'STAGE TUBE: Christopher Rice Gets #Tappy to Meghan Trainor Hit in 'Bang Dem Taps'
by Stage Tube - May 20, 2015

Christopher Rice (Broadway's The Book of Mormon) has just unveiled his latest #Tappy piece, set to Meghan Trainor's 'Bang Dem Sticks' and featuring some of New York's hottest dancers. Click below to watch 'Bang Dem Taps'! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 GalaPhoto Flash: Sierra Boggess, Norm Lewis & More Honor Hal Prince at Symphony Space's 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala celebrated Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director on May 18, at Capitale. Danny Burstein hosted the evening, which featured performances by Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Santino Fontana, Jeremy Jordan, Ramin Karimloo, Norm Lewis,Rebecca Luker, Laura Osnes, and Chita Rivera. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Broadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM FacultyBroadway Producer Kevin McCollum Joins CCM Faculty
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Peter Landgren, dean and Thomas James Kelly professor of music at the University of Cincinnati College-Conservatory of Music (CCM), has appointed leading Broadway producer Kevin McCollum to the position of Distinguished Visiting Professor. McCollum's initial appointment will be for three years and will become effective in August of 2015. (more...)

7th Annual CHSMTA Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/17th Annual CHSMTA Nominees Announced; Ceremony Set for 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

B2 Productions LLC in Norwich, CT is pleased to announce the 7th Annual Connecticut High School Musical Theater Awards (CHSMTA). The Black Tie Awards Gala will be held Monday, June 1, 2015 at The Palace Theater in Waterbury, CT at 6:30pm and will feature the most outstanding high school musical theater performances from across the State of Connecticut. (more...)

Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015Summer Stages: Theatrical Happenings in Maine 2015
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - May 20, 2015

After the impossibly long winter, summer is finally coming to Maine shores, woods, and towns. And along with summer outdoors fun, comes the return of summer theatre. Maine is blessed to have a wide selected of professional and community playhouses from which to choose. Here is but a small sampling: (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1Jason Robert Brown, Rob McClure to Honor Stephen Sondheim at the Arden, 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces a final list of performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. The award will be bestowed upon Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim, who will accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. Composer and Lyricist Jason Robert Brown will present Mr. Sondheim with the award. (more...)

Chita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among WinnersChita Rivera & Daryl Roth to be Honored at Lilly Awards Ceremony; Lisa D'Amour, Shakina Nayfack Among Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The 2015 winners of the Lilly Awards, celebrating and honoring women of distinction in American theater, were announced today by The Lilly Awards Foundation.  The winners will be celebrated at the 6th Annual Lilly Awards Ceremony on Monday, June 1, 2015 beginning at 5:00 p.m. at Playwrights Horizons (416 West 42nd Street) and hosted by double 2015 Tony Award nominee Lisa Kron (Fun Home).  The ceremony will be live-streamed on the Lilly Awards website (www.thelillyawards.org) and HowlRound TV (www.Howlround.com/tv). #lillyawards #howlround (more...)

BWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Keeps Jerome Robbins Work AliveBWW Reviews: New York City Ballet Keeps Jerome Robbins Work Alive
by Rose Marija - May 20, 2015

Jerome Robbins choreographic masterpiece, Goldberg Variations, to Johan Sebastian Bach's musical masterpiece of the same name, was first on New York City Ballet's program on Wednesday evening, May 13, replete with many stars of the company. Pianist Susan Walters sat far left on stage level, playing beautifully. The curtain opened on Faye Arthurs and Zachary Catazaro, in Baroque costume, dancing the Theme. Catazaro, a soloist with NYCB, showed himself to be an ideal classical danseur noble. He is handsome, debonair, confident, and secure, dancing with subtle nuances to his movement, which enriches the experience for the audience, as well, no doubt, for his own pleasure. Part I Variations featured dancers wearing contemporary leotards and dance skirts. With a distinctly Robbins flair, they became a painting in motion, exuding feeling. Emilie Gerrity, corps de ballet, and Lauren Lovette, soloist, were captivating in their duet. Part II Variations offered several gems. Tiler Peck and Gonzalo Garcia were playful and fun to see. Amar Ramasar, who joined NYCB in 2001 and became principal dancer in 2009, continues to grow as he matures, with fully developed expression and superb partnering. Maria Kowroski's long lines filled the stage. There was a cornucopia of beauty and joy via this coupling of dancers and choreography. Only the second group of corps de ballet in blue seemed to misunderstand the Robbins' spirit, particularly in their runs with knees bent, kicking back. Towards the end of Part II, the dancers changed into Baroque style costumes. Arthurs and Catazaro then returned in contemporary costumes. Finally, there was a group salute to the pianist, unusual and fitting. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint are pleased to present Tony and Emmy Award winners DAVID HYDE PIERCE and DEBRA MONK in A.R. Gurney's classic love story, Love Letters, on the New Brunswick stage for one night only Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm.  The modern classic two-hander will be helmed by GSP Artistic Director DAVID SAINT.  (more...)

Hey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: JUSTIN BOYDHey, Jef, Here's My Headshot: JUSTIN BOYD
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2015

Today's actor/subject/model is the hardest working man in Nashville theater - or, at least, the busiest - Justin Boyd, who will be appearing as Van in ACT 1's production of Dog Sees God, directed by Jim Manning. His headshot is by photographer Megan Maddox. (more...)

COLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Lipscomb's Rebekah StognerCOLLEGIATE THEATRICS: Lipscomb's Rebekah Stogner
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 19, 2015

School's out for summer, but that doesn't mean that college theater students are lounging by the pool, waiting for their next big break. Rather, if you're someone like Rebekah Stogner, an acting/journalism major at Nashville's David Lipscomb University, chances are you're preparing for the next audition and getting ready for fall semester. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Andy Huntington Jones Talks Romance, Broadway, And What It's Like To Be The PrinceBWW Interviews: Andy Huntington Jones Talks Romance, Broadway, And What It's Like To Be The Prince
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - May 18, 2015

BWW Interviews: Andy Huntington Jones Shares What It's Like To Be The Prince In CINDERELLA (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, 6/3-28STAGES St. Louis to Present Disney's THE ARISTOCATS, 6/3-28
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

STAGES St. Louis takes you on a feline adventure in Disney's The Aristocats this June 3-28 at the Playhouse at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights. With an unforgettable mix of colorful characters, amusing antics, and swingin' music, this modern version of the familiar Disney classic is just purrrrrr-fect for the entire family. (more...)

SOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Adam Pascal Talks & Sings 'Maria' From WEST SIDE STORYSOUND OFF World Premiere Exclusive: Adam Pascal Talks & Sings 'Maria' From WEST SIDE STORY
by Pat Cerasaro - May 18, 2015

A world premiere recording by Adam Pascal! (more...)

Symphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein HostsSymphony Space Gala Honors Harold Prince in Musical Tribute Tonight; Danny Burstein Hosts
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

Symphony Space's 2015 gala will celebrate Broadway impresario Harold Prince with a star-studded musical tribute to the legendary 21 time Tony Award-winning producer/director at 6:30 tonight, May 18, at Capitale. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita RiveraPhoto Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

BROADWAY GYPSY TEA DANCE recently gathered at the rooftop bar Top of the Strand at the Strand Hotel (33 West 37th Street) to celebrate Chita Rivera's 2015 Tony Award nomination, enlisting dancers from most of Broadway's shows. Those represented included The King & I, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, Something Rotten, Wicked, American in Paris, The Lion King and gypsies who danced with Rivera in her last Broadway show A Dancer's Life. Check out a look back below! (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...)

The Ziegfeld Theater Presents WEST SIDE STORYThe Ziegfeld Theater Presents WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2015

Continuing an incredibly successful season of plays, The Ziegfeld Theater is pleased to bring the Leonard Bernstein classic West Side Story to Northern Utah. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant Return to Rory Dolan'sPhoto Coverage: Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant Return to Rory Dolan's
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - May 15, 2015

On May 13 Colm Keegan and Laura Durant made a return visit to Rory Dolan's in Yonkers, New York while on their second US Tour. The show was a mixture of various musical styles and included a lot of original songs by Colm Keegan and Laura Durrant. BroadwayWorld was there from soundcheck to Meet and Greet to show and beyond to capture the evening! (more...)

Broadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Back Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn in JuneBroadway's CHICAGO to Welcome Back Marco Zunino as Billy Flynn in June
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Latin-American star Marco Zunino in the role of "that silver-tongued prince of the courtroom" Billy Flynn for 16 performances only, June 1-14, 2015 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

BWW Interview:  Mandy Morris Returns to Kansas City at The New TheaterBWW Interview: Mandy Morris Returns to Kansas City at The New Theater
by Steve Wilson - May 15, 2015

Reprising her role from the New Theatre production of Hairspray, Mandy Morris returns to Kansas City as Amber Von Tussle. Hairspray with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Mark Shaiman runs through July 12 at Ithe dinner theater. Dennis D. Hennessy directs the New Theatre production and Richard J. Hinds provides choreography. (more...)

James Lloyd Reynolds and Jamison Stern to Lead Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; Full Cast Announced!James Lloyd Reynolds and Jamison Stern to Lead Goodspeed's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Goodspeed has just announced the cast of its upcoming production of LA CAGE AUX FOLLES. Check out the full cast below! Get ready for "a little guts and a lot of glitter" as Goodspeed Musicals delivers a sassy, joyous production of La Cage aux Folles beginning June 26th at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. Beyond its popularity as a heartwarming and beloved musical, it is a record-setter. La Cage aux Folles is the only musical that has won the Tony Award for Best Production (Best Musical or Best Revival of a Musical) for each of its Broadway productions. (more...)

QPAC Choir to Celebrate 30 Years of MusicalsQPAC Choir to Celebrate 30 Years of Musicals
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Celebrations continue at Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) as the QPAC Choir presents a special 30th anniversary concert, paying tribute to some of the major musicals that have been performed at QPAC in the past three decades, on Tuesday 23 June 2015. (more...)

92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season92Y Presents CELEBRATING FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, Feat. Sheldon Harnick to Close Lyrics and Lyricists 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Generations around the world have grown up with Fiddler on the Roof and such unforgettable, iconic songs as "If I Were a Rich Man" and "Sunrise, Sunset." But getting to the "final Fiddler" was a fascinating process, and on May 30, 31 and June 1-closing the 2015 Lyrics & Lyricists season-lyricist Sheldon Harnick takes us inside the creation and history of this cultural landmark. (more...)

Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!Breaking News: Deborah Cox to Headline North American Tour of West End Hit THE BODYGUARD; Kicks Off in Fall 2016!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. are delighted to announce the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016.Michael Harrison, David Ian and Nederlander Presentations, Inc. have announced the North American tour of the hit musical THE BODYGUARD. Directed by Thea Sharrock, the tour will launch in the fall of 2016. (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...)

Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 6/12-8/29Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 6/12-8/29
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the Frederick area's only year-round producing theatre, continues its 2015 Mainstage Season this summer with the singing and dancing musical favorite West Side Story. The musical which was conceived and originally directed and choreographed by the legendary Jerome Robbins, will run from June 12th - August 29th. (more...)

Recipients from 21 High Schools to Be Honored at 2014-15 Applause Awards, 6/7Recipients from 21 High Schools to Be Honored at 2014-15 Applause Awards, 6/7
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Dr. Phillips Center Florida Hospital School of Arts & Wellness announces the 2014- 2015 recipients of their annual Applause Awards with 21 schools from six counties of Central Florida (Orange, Polk, Seminole, Brevard, Lake, and Osceola).  (more...)

Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21Reagle Music Theatre to Present GUYS AND DOLLS, 6/11-21
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Reagle Music Theatre of Greater Boston will open its 47th consecutive summer season with the Broadway favorite, Guys and Dolls, from June 11-21, 2015 at the Robinson Theatre (617 Lexington St. Waltham, MA, 02452). Set in Damon Runyon's jubilant, shimmering New York City, this Tony Award-winning musical about gangsters, showgirls, and mission workers stars Olivier Award nominee Brent Barrett as Sky Masterson (Broadway's Chicago, PBS's Kiss Me, Kate) and opera singer Mara Bonde as Sarah Brown (The Boston Pops). Broadway veteran David Hugo (LES MISERABLES) returns to direct Frank Loesser's romantic comedy that demonstrates the great lengths to which a guy will go when he truly falls in love with a 'doll.' Reagle Music Theatre is the long-running regional theater company known for casting Broadway stars alongside regional talent. Individual tickets range from $35 to $63; season subscriptions and group tickets are available at a discount. Tickets can be purchased at www.reaglemusictheatre.com, by calling 781-891-5600, or at the theater box office. (more...)

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce 2015 NomineesThe Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors Announce 2015 Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Rita Moreno California High School Musical Honors - formerly called The California High School Musical Honors - announced today the 2015 nominees who will compete in front of a panel of nationally recognized judges on Monday, June 1, 2015 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts. (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...)

The Broadway Tenors to Perform Benefit Concert in BaltimoreThe Broadway Tenors to Perform Benefit Concert in Baltimore
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Edward A. Myerberg Center will present The Broadway Tenors in Concert, an evening of favorite musical theatre hits, at its annual fundraising event Thursday June 4, 2015 at 7:00pm, at Baltimore Hebrew Congregation, 7401 Park Heights Avenue, Baltimore, 21208. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim Will Appear at Arden Theatre to Accept Master Storyteller Award; Performers Set!Stephen Sondheim Will Appear at Arden Theatre to Accept Master Storyteller Award; Performers Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

Arden Theatre Company announces participating performers for the Master Storyteller Award ceremony and concert on Monday, June 1, 2015. Composer and Lyricist Stephen Sondheim will be present to accept the award at a ticketed ceremony and concert, which is a fundraising benefit for the Arden's extensive educational and outreach programs. (more...)

Ars Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 LineupArs Nova Sets Complete ANT Fest 2015 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

 Ars Nova has announced the lineup for its 8th Annual ANT Fest, running June 1 - 26.  This year's festival of all new talent features four nonstop weeks of comedy, music & theater mash-ups, and invites audiences on a nightly adventure with the next wave of breakthrough artists at Ars Nova.  A complete lineup is listed below. (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...)

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