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Alvin Theatre (New York, NY)
250 W. 52nd St.

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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. Tonyģ Award-winning librettist Arthur Laurentsís 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 Grammyģ 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."

BWW Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Dazzles at Front PorchBWW Review: THE LIGHT IN THE PIAZZA Dazzles at Front Porch
by Greg Kerestan - Sep 2, 2015

Director Stephen Santa brings unexpected charm and warmth to a sometimes-alienating work of art. (more...)

PETE THE CAT to Run 9/11-27 The Rose TheaterPETE THE CAT to Run 9/11-27 The Rose Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Pete, the groovy blue cat beloved by elementary school students far and wide, eases his way into The Rose Theater in the world premiere of Pete The Cat: The Musical, playing Sept. 11-27. Featuring energetic music, colorful themes and a story perfect for easing any back-to-school blues, Pete The Cat finds the very chill blue cat stepping in everything from blueberry juice to paint as he navigates his way through the first day of school. (more...)

Ryan Silverman Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO TonightRyan Silverman Returns to Broadway's CHICAGO Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Drama Desk Award nominee Ryan Silverman in the role of Billy Flynn beginning tonight, Wednesday, September 2 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC). (more...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This 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...)

Two NYC Tappers Will Dance Onstage in DAMES AT SEA After Monday's ContestTwo NYC Tappers Will Dance Onstage in DAMES AT SEA After Monday's Contest
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Over 100 people mobbed the Helen Hayes Theatre, stopping traffic on West 44th Street for the box office opening of the musical comedy Dames at Sea yesterday, August 31. What caused the disturbance? Under the Broadway Theater's marquee, tap dancers were competing for a chance to tap on stage with the cast of Dames at Sea during a performance. (more...)

WEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman TheaterWEST SIDE STORY Begins 9/17 at The John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for West Side Story.  Performances begin on Thursday, September 17, 2015 at 8:00pm and run through November 8, 2015. (more...)

Laura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue TheatreLaura Griffith Will Star in Maltby & Shire's WATERFALL at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Rehearsals start this week at The 5th Avenue Theatre for the sweeping new musical, Waterfall, featuring Laura Griffith (Broadway: Sweet Smell of Success, The Light in the Piazza), Thom Sesma (Broadway: The Times They are A-Changin', Man of La Mancha), J. Elaine Marcos (Broadway: Annie, Priscilla Queen of the Desert), and Thai pop superstar Bie Sukrit. This epic new Broadway-bound musical love story features a distinguished international creative team and a cast of 20. Seattle is the second of two locales where this unique and exciting musical is being developed after completing a popular and critically successful run at the Pasadena Playhouse in June.  (more...)

BWW Review: Dutch Apple WEST SIDE STORY is the Best Dancing in TownBWW Review: Dutch Apple WEST SIDE STORY is the Best Dancing in Town
by Marakay Rogers - Aug 31, 2015

Dean Sobon and Samantha Hewes Cramer give West Side Story the dance it deserves. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anya Wallach of RANDOM FARMS AND STAGESTRUCK at Random Farms Kids' TheaterBWW Interview: Anya Wallach of RANDOM FARMS AND STAGESTRUCK at Random Farms Kids' Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - Aug 31, 2015

The Random Farms Kids' Theater, a not-for-profit organization that puts young people center stage, is celebrating its 20th Anniversary with a commemorative production of Annie, Jr. (more...)

ORPHEUS IN AFRICA Returns to the Fugard Theatre in SeptemberORPHEUS IN AFRICA Returns to the Fugard Theatre in September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

ORPHEUS IN AFRICA, the Fugard Theatre production of David Kramer's brand new musical, will return to the Fugard Theatre from 22 September 2015 following its world premiere season there earlier this year. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This WeekPRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of Prince of Broadway will begin rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 in New York City.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAND TO GOD Tony Nominee Geneva CarrThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAND TO GOD Tony Nominee Geneva Carr
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 31, 2015

On Monday, August 31st, the Theater People podcast welcomes the Tony-nominated HAND TO GOD star Geneva Carr. In making her Broadway debut with HAND TO GOD, Carr gave one of last season's most critically acclaimed performances in the role of Margery, the protagonist's mother. (more...)

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra presents The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber to end 20th Anniversary Summer Series in Devou Sept 5th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2015

The Kentucky Symphony Orchestra and Music Director James R. Cassidy close the Symphony's 20th anniversary Summer Series in Devou Park, Saturday, September 5 at 7:30 p.m. with a free program dubbed "The Battle of Broadway: Sondheim vs. Webber." Composers Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber (who coincidently have the same birthday - March 22) ruled the boards on Broadway and the West End for most of the 1970s-80s compiling hit song after hit song in a string of award winning musicals. Home-grown bonafide Broadway stars Pamela Myers and Jessica Hendy will be featured, singing the hit tunes of these living legends. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 30Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 30
by Audition Roundup - Aug 30, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 30, 2015 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 30Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Aug. 30
by Audition Roundup - Aug 30, 2015

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, August 30, 2015 for productions in your area and around the country. (more...)

SINGIN' IN THE RAIN In Manila Extends through Sept. 13SINGIN' IN THE RAIN In Manila Extends through Sept. 13
by Rocky Christopher Fajardo - Aug 29, 2015

As a tribute to the 1952 screen version of SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, international touring production leading man Duane Alexander (in the childlike water-frolicking frenzy of Don Lockwood) has been captivating Manila audiences in Lunchbox Theatrical Productions' latest smash offering at Solaire's The Theatre. SINGIN' IN THE RAIN kicked off its limited run in the Philippines, which began gala night, August 20, until recently confirmed extension, September 13, which will have the 27-strong cast soaking wet (totaling 26 shows). (more...)

Musical Theatre West Opens 2015-16 Season with MY FAIR LADYMusical Theatre West Opens 2015-16 Season with MY FAIR LADY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Musical Theatre West (MTW) opens its 20-15-2016 season with Lerner and Loewe's Tony Award-winning musical My Fair Lady, October 23 - November 8, 2015, at the Carpenter Performing Arts Center. Single tickets go on sale Wednesday, September 16 at 12:00 pm, or order now for a season subscription (to include West Side Story, Sister Act, and Dirty Rotten Scoundrels) for the best seats and subscription packages savings. (more...)

Musical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 SeasonMusical Theatre West Delivers MY FAIR LADY, WEST SIDE STORY, and More in 2015-2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Musical Theatre West continues its tradition of presenting Broadway's best on the West Coast with four shows in the 2015-2016 season. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!Broadway Veterans Round Out Cast of Arena Stage's Reimagined OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

Molly Smith directs her 30th production as Artistic Director of Arena Stage with a gritty and relevant take on the Tony Award-winning musical Oliver!, blending the chaotic worlds of 19th-century Victorian London with 2015 London. Smith's new in-the-round staging infuses a modern edge to the classic musical about an innocent orphan thrown into the dark world of double-dealing thieves and conmen, highlighting the disparity between classes and dangerous life on London's streets today. Featuring a remarkable score including 'You've Got to Pick a Pocket or Two,' 'Consider Yourself,' 'Where is Love?' and 'Food, Glorious Food,' Oliver! runs October 30, 2015-January 3, 2016 in the Fichandler Stage at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanJason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now, the show's official website has unveiled the Act I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26Single Tickets for Asolo Rep's 2015-16 Season to Go on Sale 9/26
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Subscriptions for Asolo Rep's thrilling 57th season are on sale now.  (more...)

BWW Preview: Musical-Weltpremiere DON CAMILLO & PEPPONE im April 2016 in St. GallenBWW Preview: Musical-Weltpremiere DON CAMILLO & PEPPONE im April 2016 in St. Gallen
by Iris Moebius - Aug 27, 2015

Gemeinsam bringen die beiden renommierten Kulturbetriebe Theater St.Gallen und die Vereinigten Buhnen Wien (VBW) im nachsten Jahr das Musical Don Camillo & Peppone auf die Buhne. Der Klassiker - bekannt durch die legendaren Romane und die beruhmten Verfilmungen - wird im April 2016 in der Schweiz Weltpremiere feiern, bevor dann im Herbst desselben Jahres im Wiener Ronacher die √Ėsterreichischen Erstauffuhrung uber die Buhne geht. Buch und Liedtexte stammen von Grammy-Preistrager Michael Kunze, dem erfolgreichsten deutschsprachigen Musicalautor, Buchautor, Liedtexter und √úbersetzer, dessen Werke mit 79 Goldenen und Platin-Schallplatten ausgezeichnet wurden. Die Musik schrieb einer der prominentesten italienischen Komponisten, Dario Farina - vielen bekannt durch seine Kult-PopSongs wie Felicita oder durch seine viel beachteten Filmmusiken (Rossini). (more...)

Dance for a Chance to Join DAMES AT SEA Curtain Call at Monday's Box Office OpeningDance for a Chance to Join DAMES AT SEA Curtain Call at Monday's Box Office Opening
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

The box office for the first Broadway production of DAMES AT SEA will open Monday, August 31, 2015 at 10am at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 W. 44th Street, NYC). (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18Bristol Riverside Theatre to Stage BUS STOP, 9/29-10/18
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Bristol Riverside Theatre opens its 2015-2016 season with the classic romantic comedy Bus Stop by Pulitzer Prize-winner William Inge, running September 29-October 18.  Directed by Susan D. Atkinson, the ensemble cast features Broadway veteran Mark Jacoby joined by Mike Boland, Linda Elizabeth, Barbara McCullough, Bruce Sabath, David Sitler, Grant Struble, and Jessica Wagner. (more...)

BWW Interview: Monday in the Park with GeorgeBWW Interview: Monday in the Park with George
by Erica Miner - Aug 26, 2015

Hollywood legend, Guest of Honor at a screening of 'West Side Story' for Old Globe in Balboa Park, credits Jerome Robbins for career: 'I owe him so much.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mint Theater's Rare NY Revival of THE NEW MORALITYPhoto Flash: First Look at Mint Theater's Rare NY Revival of THE NEW MORALITY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

In honor of the centenary of Harold Chapin's heroic death on the battlefield in 1915, Mint Theater is proud to present THE NEW MORALITY, opening Monday, September 21st, and in previews now. This limited Off-Broadway engagement will continue through October 11th only at the Mint Theater, 311 West 43rd Street. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Urban Stages Sets Cast of UNSEAMLYUrban Stages Sets Cast of UNSEAMLY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Located in the heart of the fashion district, Urban Stages (Frances Hill, Founding Artistic Director; Peter Napolitano, Associate Producer) is proud to present the American Premiere of Oren Safdie's (Private Jokes, Public Places) play Unseamly this October.  Directed by Sarah C Carlsen, Unseamly will begin performances on October 8; Opening night is set for October 14 through November 1 at Urban Stages (259 West 30 Street) Tickets will be $55 ($35 during previews) and are available at UrbanStages.org and Theatermania.com. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

Patina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 SeasonPatina Miller, Emily Skinner & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 12th season of presenting world-renowned popular musical performers announces the 2015-2016 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts PlazaCabrillo Music Theatre's DAMN YANKEES Opens 10/16 at Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

You don't have to make a deal with the devil to find laughs, love, baseball and heart. Just come out to the theatre, as Cabrillo Music Theatre kicks off the 2015-2016 season with a brand-new production of the American Classic DAMN YANKEES! Winner of eleven Tony Awards including Best Musical, DAMN YANKEES is sure to be a home run hit. With a book by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop, and music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross, this ever-popular baseball musical will have fans on the edge of their seats. DAMN YANKEES includes favorite songs such as "Heart," "Whatever Lola Wants, Lola Gets," "A Little Brains, A Little Talent," and "A Man Doesn't Know," among many others.DAMN YANKEES opens on Friday, October 16th, 2015, playing until Sunday, October 25th, 2015 at the 1,800-seat Kavli Theatre at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza, located at 2100 Thousand Oaks Boulevard in Thousand Oaks.  (more...)

Cast of The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Taps Broadway Faves in Dancing Challenge for BCEFACast of The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Taps Broadway Faves in Dancing Challenge for BCEFA
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 25, 2015

The cast of The CW's new musical comedy series, Rachel Bloom, Broadway alum Donna Lynne Champlin (BILLY ELLIOT, SWEENEY TODD), Vincent Rodriguez III (HERE LIES LOVE, ANYTHING GOES National Tour) and Pete Gardner launched a Tap Dance Challenge last Friday to benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids. Before busting out into an impressive routine, the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND cast 'tapped' Broadway favorites, THE FLASH's Jesse L. Martin, MODERN FAMILY's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, SUPERGIRL's Jeremy Jordan, NCIS:LA's Barret Foa (SPELLING BEE, Off-Broadway's GODSPELL) and MADAM SECRETARY's Bebe Neuwirth. (more...)

Cal Shakes to Close 41st Main Stage Season with KING LEARCal Shakes to Close 41st Main Stage Season with KING LEAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

California Shakespeare Theater concludes its 2015 Main Stage season with King Lear, Shakespeare's most brilliant and profound tragedy, helmed by nationally-acclaimed director Amanda Dehnert, and featuring two-time Tony nominee and film star Anthony Heald (Silence of the Lambs, Broadway's The Elephant Man with Bradley Cooper) in the title role. King Lear plays at the BART-accessible Bruns Amphitheater from September 16 through October 11. (more...)

BWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Makes Phenomenal Opening at the Arts Asylum in Kansas CityBWW Review: WEST SIDE STORY Makes Phenomenal Opening at the Arts Asylum in Kansas City
by Steve Wilson - Aug 24, 2015

Gang violence erupts at the Arts Asylum in Kansas City and the audience erupts with a thunderous standing ovation for West Side Story on opening night Saturday August 22. Michael Grayman and Andrew Parkhurst direct West Side Story, which opens the fifth season of Spinning Tree Theatre, recreating the choreography of Jerome Robbins who directed and choreographed the entire original production. (more...)

San Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels TheatreSan Diego Musical Theatre Presents LA CAGE AUX FOLLES, September 25 - October 11 at the Spreckels Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2015

San Diego Musical Theatre announces the third production of their 2015 season, La Cage Aux Folles, September 25 - October 11, 2015 (press opening on Saturday, September 26), at the Spreckels Theatre on Broadway in downtown San Diego. (more...)

Paramount Theatre in Aurora Earns More Jeff Award Nominations Than Any Other Chicago TheatreParamount Theatre in Aurora Earns More Jeff Award Nominations Than Any Other Chicago Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Chicago actor Michael Shannon announced the 2014-15 Equity Jeff Award Nominees at 11 a.m. today, and the Paramount Theatre in Aurora is thrilled to share the news that in its first year of eligibility, Paramount received the most nominations of any Chicago theater. (more...)

Matt Shingledecker and Brian Charles Johnson Set for Reading, THE UNPREDICTABLE TIMESMatt Shingledecker and Brian Charles Johnson Set for Reading, THE UNPREDICTABLE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2015

Matt Shingledecker (Currently playing Fiyero in Wicked, West Side Story, Spring Awakening) and Brian Charles Johnson (OBC of Spring Awakening and American Idiot) will star in the upcoming reading of Kevin Ray Johnson's (The Love Note Off Broadway) 'The Unpredictable Times' on Sunday August 30th, 7:30 pm at Shetler Studios Penthouse 1. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 8/22/2015
by - Aug 22, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 8/22/2015. (more...)

Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!Chicago's Jeff Awards Nominees Announced - Shoshana Bean, Megan McGinnis & More in the Running!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

Chicago stage, TV and film star Michael Shannon did the honor of announcing the nominees for the 2014-2015 Equity Jeff Awards. A video of the presentation is available at www.JeffAwards.org. (more...)

Audra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next MonthAudra McDonald and ABT to Join the LA Phil at The Hollywood Bowl Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

Los Angeles is in for a treat next month! Tony and Grammy-winner Audra McDonald comes to the Hollywood Bowl to sing classics from Broadway and the American Songbook with the Los Angeles Philharmonic under the direction of Bramwell Tovey, Tuesday and Thursday, September 1 and 3, at 8 pm. Audiences on both nights will be entertained by McDonald singing famous tunes by Rodgers and Hammerstein, Mancini and Mercer, and others. The evenings also feature gifted American Ballet Theatre dancers on stage to bring Bernstein's Fancy Free to life performing Jerome Robbins' 1944 choreography. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music CircusSTAGE TUBE: They Got Life! Watch Highlights from HAIR at Music Circus
by Stage Tube - Aug 20, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents HAIR, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' HAIR is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Jack Studio TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM at Jack Studio Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

TV favourite Su Pollard, joined by Marianne Benedict (Women On The Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, The Wizard of OZ and We Will Rock You) and Grant McConvey (Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year) just started rehearsing for the 2015 London revival of SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM, opening Friday 11 September and playing through 26 September 2015 at the Jack Studio Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at rehearsals! (more...)

Ben Thompson to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next WeekBen Thompson to Make Solo Debut at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 20, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Ben Thompson in his solo show debut for a one-night-only performance, Tuesday, August 25th, at 9:30 PM.  Thompson will take the audience on a genre-bending sonic journey through some of his favorite songs - spanning rock, rap and punk, to Broadway, jazz and even some original tunes.  (more...)

BWW Preview: AMERICAN IDIOT at Circle Players Part 2BWW Preview: AMERICAN IDIOT at Circle Players Part 2
by Cara Richardson - Aug 20, 2015

AMERICAN IDIOT promises to be a different take on theatre for the Nashville theatrical community. (more...)

Photo Flash: A Class Act NY's Pre-Professional Summer Camp Showcases Skills in ManhattanPhoto Flash: A Class Act NY's Pre-Professional Summer Camp Showcases Skills in Manhattan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

A Class Act NY, Manhattan's award-winning acting studio for kids and teens just wrapped up their by audition only summer course, their July Pre-Professional Program! During this week-long intensive, 24 lucky young artists, ages 12 to 18, were challenged to expand their theatre performance skills and explore more advanced work. At the end of the week, participants made their off-Broadway Debut in a final performance at The Riverside Theatre in Manhattan for friends, family and industry professionals, including talent representatives and casting experts. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More in HAIR at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

Dave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie BricusseDave Willetts, Siobhan McCarthy & More Set for 'PURE IMAGINATION', Celebrating Leslie Bricusse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Final casting is today announced for the World Premiere of Pure Imagination, which celebrates the songs of Leslie Bricusse, one of the most prolific and well loved film and musical theatre songwriters of our time. (more...)

Oscar-Winner George Chakiris to Appear at The Old Globe's WEST SIDE STORY Screening Next WeekOscar-Winner George Chakiris to Appear at The Old Globe's WEST SIDE STORY Screening Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

George Chakiris, who won an Oscar for his breakout role of 'Bernardo' in Jerome Robbins's West Side Story, will be our Guest of Honor at the Free Summer Shakespeare screening of the film on Monday, August 24. (more...)

Stephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary AwardsStephen Sondheim & More to be Honored at Carl Sandburg Literary Awards
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2015

The Chicago Public Library Foundation and the Chicago Public Library have announced that the 16th annual Carl Sandburg Literary Award will be presented to legendary composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim. Universally heralded for his immense contributions to musical theater in a career spanning more than 50 years, Sondheim will be honored at the Carl Sandburg Literary Awards Dinner Wednesday, October 21, 2015 at The Forum (725 W. Roosevelt Road) on the campus of the University of Illinois at Chicago. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

Bucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This FallBucks County Playhouse's 2015 Oscar Hammerstein Festival to Celebrate Stephen Sondheim This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse producers Robyn Goodman and Alexander Fraser just announced the 2nd Annual Oscar Hammerstein Festival -- named in honor of the master lyricist who wrote some of America's most beloved and recognizable musicals at his family farm in Bucks County. (more...)

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