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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."

Harbor Lights Theater Company to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 11/7-23Harbor Lights Theater Company to Present WEST SIDE STORY, 11/7-23
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2014

The Harbor Lights Theater Company, Staten Island's only professional Equity Theater Company lead by Founders and Artistic Directors Tamara Jenkins and Jay Montgomery and Associate Producer Beth Gittleman, announces the last show of their fifth season. The beloved classic West Side Story, which transports Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet to the streets of the Upper West Side in 1950's NYC, is set to open November 7 and run through November 23, 2014 at the Music Hall at Snug Harbor Cultural Center & Botanical Gardens. (more...)

Only 2 Days Left For PAGEANT Cast Recording IndiegogoOnly 2 Days Left For PAGEANT Cast Recording Indiegogo
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 8, 2014

Only two days remain to help crowd-fund the proposed cast recording of Off-Broadway musical PAGEANT. (more...)

Steve Curry, Original 'Woof' in Broadway's HAIR, Dies at 68Steve Curry, Original 'Woof' in Broadway's HAIR, Dies at 68
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

?According to the New York Times, Steve Curry, an original cast member of the Broadway rock musical HAIR, died on September 13, 2014. He was 68. (more...)

IFC Orders Third Season of David Cross Comedy THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARETIFC Orders Third Season of David Cross Comedy THE INCREASINGLY POOR DECISIONS OF TODD MARGARET
by TV News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

David Cross is bringing his scripted comedy The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret back to IFC for a third season. (more...)

But, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Oct. 7th: Sarah Paulson Gets FREAKy on LETTERMANBut, Wait! What's On TV Tonight? Oct. 7th: Sarah Paulson Gets FREAKy on LETTERMAN
by BWW Staff - Oct 7, 2014

8:00pm: THE FLASH | The CW 9:00pm: SUPERNATURAL | The CW 11:35pm: LETTERMAN w/ Sarah Paulson | CBS Click for more picks! (more...)

Pasadena Symphony Opening Night Concert Set for 11/1Pasadena Symphony Opening Night Concert Set for 11/1
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Get ready to celebrate the most popular and iconic American orchestral music ever created at the Pasadena Symphony's opening night concert on Saturday, November 1st featuring the jazzy, classical geniuses of Bernstein & Gershwin under the thrilling direction of new Music Director David Lockington with 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. performances at Ambassador Auditorium. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Patrick Hinds Gets a Follow Up with Lin-Manuel Miranda 11 Years LaterBWW Exclusive: Patrick Hinds Gets a Follow Up with Lin-Manuel Miranda 11 Years Later
by BWW Features - Oct 7, 2014

I first met the Genius Lin-Manuel Miranda (I will never stop calling him that) back in 2003 when I was trying to get some traction as a freelance writer. My friend Tommy Kail asked me if I wanted to interview a young writer/composer he was working with on a new hip hop musical called IN THE HEIGHTS. It was just a one-act being workshopped in the basement theater of the Drama Bookshop, but the show's main character was gay (obviously a lot has changed over the years) and he thought that would interest me. It did, so we set up an interview. (more...)

CHITA'S BACK at Birdland TonightCHITA'S BACK at Birdland Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2014

Birdland is proud to announce the return of Broadway icon Chita Rivera in Chita's Back! this week, October 7 - 11, 2014. (more...)

BWW Preview: THE FLASH Rushes onto The CW TuesdayBWW Preview: THE FLASH Rushes onto The CW Tuesday
by Misha Davenport - Oct 6, 2014

DC Comics' Scarlet Speedster tries to prove the second time is the charm with a relaunch of a TV series based on its superhero THE FLASH. (more...)

Richard Todd Adams, Ted Keegan and Gary Mauer Set for THE PHANTOMS...UNMASKED! at UCPAC, 10/18Richard Todd Adams, Ted Keegan and Gary Mauer Set for THE PHANTOMS...UNMASKED! at UCPAC, 10/18
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Here's a fun idea: put three former leads from Broadway's longest-running show together with a music director from Broadway's highest-grossing show and have them perform songs of passion and seduction from a bevy of Broadway musical hits. (more...)

Lisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron Join Creative Team for BIRDS at This/That FestivalLisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron Join Creative Team for BIRDS at This/That Festival
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2014

Lisa Renee Jordan, David Margolin Lawson and Betsy Heffron have joined the creative team of BIRDS, Marcina Zaccaria's provocative new play which premieres Friday, October 17 at 10PM, kicking off the THIS/THAT Festival at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Keith Emerson of THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCKSTARBWW Interviews: Keith Emerson of THE CLASSICAL LEGACY OF A ROCKSTAR
by Peter Danish - Oct 6, 2014

On July 7th 1977, Emerson, Lake and Palmer performed the opening concert of a three-night stand at Madison Square Garden. The tour, in support of their new album 'Works Volume One' was famous and infamous for the massive 76-piece symphony orchestra and choir that it featured. It was also the first concert of any kind that this writer attended. No concert in nearly forty years of concert-going has left the same kind of impression. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Lin-Manuel MirandaTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 5, 2014

On Monday, October 6th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony, Emmy, Drama Desk, Obie winner and Pulitzer Prize nominee Lin-Manuel Miranda. Topics discussed include Miranda's upcoming new musical HAMILTON--which makes it's world premiere at the Public Theater in January, the Tony winning IN THE HEIGHTS, BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL, AND 21 CHUMP STREET--The short musical Miranda wrote for NPR's 'This American Life.' (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for October 6-October 12Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for October 6-October 12
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 5, 2014

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's 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: Chita Rivera in 'CHITA'S BACK!,' Joanna Gleason with Well Strung, 54 Sings Sinatra, The Newtildas: Paige Brady, Gabriella Pizzolo, Ripley Sobo, & Ava Ulloa, and Lesli Margherita in 'All Hail the Queen.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDEBWW Reviews: Here, There, Everywhere - All Over Town with PRETTY YENDE
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 20, 2014

Pretty Yende--a name that in itself brings certain expectations as well as smiles--burst on the New York opera scene at the start of 2013, in a baptism by fire. At just 27, the South African soprano from Piet Retief, Mpumalanga memorably stepped into one of the lead roles in the revival of Rossini's LE COMTE ORY (opposite, no less, star tenor Juan Diego Florez) on short notice. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Three-Time Tony Nominee Celia Keenan-BolgerTheater People Podcast Welcomes Three-Time Tony Nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 19, 2014

On Monday, October 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes three time Tony nominee Celia Keenan-Bolger. Topics discussed include her Broadway debut in the popular 2005 musical THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, her critically acclaimed turns in the Broadway productions of PETER AND THE STAR CATCHER and last year's THE GLASS MENAGERIE. She also talks about taking on the new play THE OLDEST BOY, currently in previews at the Mitzi Newhouse theater at Lincoln Theater, and the exciting experience of working for the first time on a play with two women at the helm--the playwright Sarah Ruhl, and director Rebecca Taichman. (more...)

BWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors FundBWW Interview: WICKED's Lauren Haughton Talks DON'T STOP BELIEVIN' BENEFIT for BC/EFA and the Actors Fund
by Alan Henry - Oct 19, 2014

The Actors' Fund of Canada and members of the National Touring Companies of WICKED and THE BOOK OF MORMON will host DON'T STOP BELIEVIN', an evening of song and dance, at the Panasonic Theatre on Monday, October 27. The performance starts at 8:00 PM with the VIP Plus reception beginning at 6:30 PM. The Panasonic Theatre is located at 651 Yonge Street, Toronto. Net proceeds will benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and the Actors' Fund of Canada. (more...)

Tony Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda & Wife Expecting First Child!Tony Winner Lin-Manuel Miranda & Wife Expecting First Child!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his wife, Vanessa Nadal, who have been married since 2010, made quite the announcement this morning: the two are expecting their first child - and soon! (more...)

BWW My Two Cents: TWIN PEAKS, Why is the Coffee So Damn Good?BWW My Two Cents: TWIN PEAKS, Why is the Coffee So Damn Good?
by Jennifer McHugh - Oct 17, 2014

It began last Friday when co-creators Mark Frost and David Lynch tweeted at the exact same moment “Dear Twitter Friends: That gum you like is going to come back in style. #damngoodcoffee” As you can imagine this sent the Twitter-verse and the die hard fans into a frenzy. What would this mean? Would TWIN PEAKS' fans dreams finally be answered? And on Monday, they were. SHOWTIME announced plans for nine episodes of the classic 90's cult favorite to air in 2016. (more...)

Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!Pitt-Pulford and French To Star In Curve's THE SOUND OF MUSIC This Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Curve today announce casting for their production of The Sound of Music. Paul Kerryson will direct a cast including Emma Clifford (Baroness Elsa Schraeder), Michael French (Captain Von Trapp), Emma Harrold (Liesl Von Trapp), Mark Inscoe (Max Dettweiler),Laura Pitt-Pulford (Maria Rainer), Lucy Schaufer (Mother Abbess), Annie Wensak (Frau Schmidt), and Jack Wilcox (Rolf Gruber). (more...)

Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015Full Cast Announced in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL, Feb. 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Joining Katie Brayben playing the title role in the West End production of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical is Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. As previously announced the leading cast members also include Alan Morrissey as King's husband and song-writing partner Gerry Goffin, Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, Glynis Barber as Genie Klein, King's mother, and Gary Trainor as music publisher and producer Don Kirshner. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Cancellations Galore Don't Put a Damper on the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher HallBWW Reviews: Cancellations Galore Don't Put a Damper on the Richard Tucker Gala at Avery Fisher Hall
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 17, 2014

Soprano Anna Netrebko was AWOL. Tenor Marcello Giordani wasn't there. Mezzo Isabel Leonard didn't make it either. At least tenor Richard Tucker (1913-1975) had the best excuse for not being at Avery Fisher Hall on Sunday evening. But, as they say “the show must go on”--and the annual gala of The Richard Tucker Foundation certainly did, despite all the cancellations. Celebrating the famed singer, as well as showcasing the newly anointed winner of its top award, tenor Michael Fabiano, the evening was filled with many pleasures. (more...)

Lee Roy Reams to Moderate AEA's 'PASS IT ON: Thriving Artists Reflect on a Life in the Theatre' Panel, 10/27Lee Roy Reams to Moderate AEA's 'PASS IT ON: Thriving Artists Reflect on a Life in the Theatre' Panel, 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Actors' Equity Association will present 'PASS IT ON: Thriving Artists Reflect on a Life in the Theatre', moderated by Lee Roy Reams and featuring Harvey Evans, Micki Grant, Joan Shepard and Frank Hartenstein*, on Monday, October 27, 2014 at 7 p.m. at 165 West 46th Street, 14th Floor Council Room, NYC. (more...)

ETHER DOME Begins Performances Tomorrow at Huntington Theatre CompanyETHER DOME Begins Performances Tomorrow at Huntington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Huntington Theatre Company and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) mark Ether Day today, October 16, in recognition of the 168th anniversary that ether anesthesia was first used during surgery. The groundbreaking medical advancement was achieved by dentist William T. G. Morton during a procedure performed by Dr. John C. Warren at Boston's own MGH. MGH celebrates Ether Day annually, honoring its employees for their years of service. (more...)

Laura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Leicester Curve This WinterLaura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French to Star in THE SOUND OF MUSIC at Leicester Curve This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The Daily Mail reports that Laura Pitt-Pulford and Michael French are set to star as 'Maria' and 'Captain Von Trapp' in Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by Paul Kerryson at the Leicester Curve. The musical runs November 28, 2014 through January 17, 2015. (more...)

THE PRODUCERS' Morgan Reynolds Pays Tribute to BroadwayTHE PRODUCERS' Morgan Reynolds Pays Tribute to Broadway
by Oliver Oliveros - Oct 16, 2014

Stage actor Morgan Reynolds, who is currently reaping rave reviews for his portrayal of Carmen Ghia, the flamboyant assistant of untalented director Roger De Bris in Arizona Broadway Theatre's production of 'The Producers,' has recently released on YouTube his very own tribute to Broadway Musicals, titled 'Live YOUR Musical.' (more...)

BWW Reviews: BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J OjaBWW Reviews: BERNSTEIN MEETS BROADWAY: Collaborative Art in a Time of War by Carol J Oja
by Wesley Doucette - Oct 16, 2014

A look at Harvard scholar Carol J. Oja's discussion of the development and wartime premier of Bernstein and Robbins' musical 'On the Town.' (more...)

BWW Interviews:  Ciaran Sheehan in FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY Benefit Concert at STNJBWW Interviews: Ciaran Sheehan in FROM GALWAY TO BROADWAY Benefit Concert at STNJ
by Marina Kennedy - Oct 16, 2014

The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey will present 'From Galway to Broadway' on Monday, October 20th at 7:30 pm. This one-night-only musical performance will star Ciaran Sheehan and Gwen Eagleton. BWW had an opportunity to interview Sheehan about his career and this exciting performance. (more...)

Center Stage Opera to Present Two Exciting Evenings of Song, 10/26Center Stage Opera to Present Two Exciting Evenings of Song, 10/26
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Three stars of CSO's La Traviata will fill L'Affair Cafe with song on Sunday, Oct. 26 at 6pm. Shira Renee Thomas, Dylan F. Thomas, and Jessica Mirshak will belt out hits from opera, Broadway, jazz and soft rock, while you enjoy a gourmet dinner from chef Michel and company, including your choice of entree: filet of sole, chicken marsala, or fettucine alfredo (with or without chicken). The entire evening is still just $49, including tax and tip (wine available at additional cost). Reservations are required. Call 818-517-4102, or go to www.centerstageopera.org to reserve your table today! Amici della Musica Sunday, Oct. 26, 6 pm L'Affair Cafe 11024 Sepulveda, Mission Hills Romeo et Juliette and West Side Story, La Boheme and Rent - so many smash Broadway musicals have been based on classic operas. Our Nov. 16concert (with narration) highlights these boffo Broadway shows and the operas that inspired them - a veritable cascade of classical and popular hits. This will be a unique concert you won't want to miss! 'Pop Goes The Opera' happens on Sunday, Nov. 16, 6 pm, at Woodland Hills Methodist Church, 5650 Shoup Ave., Canoga Park. Tickets are just $25 ($22.50 for seniors and students). Seating is limited. Call 818-517-4102or go to www.centerstageopera.orgfor tickets and further information. (more...)

Chita Rivera and John Doyle Will Reunite for Conversation at Classic Stage CompanyChita Rivera and John Doyle Will Reunite for Conversation at Classic Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

On Sunday, November 16 (7:30pm), Classic Stage Company Associate Director and Tony Award winner John Doyle will take a look back at the legendary work of Chita Rivera. Doyle and Rivera will discuss the stage and film star's six-decade career in which she became the first Latino American to receive a Kennedy Center Honors award, a recipient of the Presidential Medal of Freedom and a nine-time Tony Award nominee. (more...)

Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to The Wallis in February 2015Tony Winner Patti LuPone Coming to The Wallis in February 2015
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Wallis Center for the Performing Arts (aka "The Wallis") announces Patti LuPone Coulda Woulda Shoulda … played that part for a single performance on Thursday, February 12, 2015 at 8:00 pm in the Bram Goldsmith Theater. Coulda Woulda Shoulda is conceived and directed by Scott Wittman with musical arrangements by Dick Gallagher; the musical director is Joseph Thalken. (more...)

Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!Meet the Company of Broadway's ON THE TOWN- Opens at the Lyric Theatre Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

The new Broadway revival of On The Town, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash') officially opens tonight, Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). BroadwayWorld wants you to get to know the talented cast of Broadway's latest revival. Meet the company below! (more...)

Last Chance to see PAGEANT - Save 50% on Final PerformancesLast Chance to see PAGEANT - Save 50% on Final Performances
by Contests - Broadway - Oct 16, 2014

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2014 SOUND BITES Musical Finalists Announced2014 SOUND BITES Musical Finalists Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Theatre Now New York has announced the ten musicals that will be featured in the 2nd Annual SOUND BITES 10-Minute Musical Theatre Festival to be performed on December 8, 2014 at 7:00PM at the 47th Street Theatre in Manhattan. Tickets go on sale to the public October 27 at www.tnny.com and 855-254-SHOW [7469] and start at just $25. (more...)

Lamb's Players Theatre's 2015 Season to Include YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, WEST SIDE STORY & MoreLamb's Players Theatre's 2015 Season to Include YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, WEST SIDE STORY & More
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2014

Lamb's Players Theatre announced their upcoming Season 2015. (more...)

FST's Winter Mainstage Season Begins with HAIRSPRAYFST's Winter Mainstage Season Begins with HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

FST opens the Winter Mainstage Season with the energetic and colorful production of Hairspray based on the film by John Waters, with book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. Hairspray opens on November 15 and runs in the Gompertz Theatre through January 4, 2015. Subscriptions for all four shows can be purchased for as little as $49 online at Floridastudiotheatre.org, by phone at (941) 366-9000, or by visiting the Box Office (more...)

MiG Ayesa to Headline the THRILLER LIVE Australian TourMiG Ayesa to Headline the THRILLER LIVE Australian Tour
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

THRILLER LIVE, a spectacular concert production that celebrates the music of the world's greatest entertainer, Michael Jackson and the Jackson Five has played in London's West End since 2009, and last month entered the record books as the 20th longest running musical in West End history. (more...)

Travis Moser to Bring 'THIS CAN'T BE LOVE' to Laurie Beechman Theatre, 12/2Travis Moser to Bring 'THIS CAN'T BE LOVE' to Laurie Beechman Theatre, 12/2
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2014

The Laurie Beechman Theatre, at the West Bank Cafe, presents Travis Moser in This Can't Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart on Tuesday, December 2nd at 7pm. This Can't Be Love: The Songs of Rodgers and Hart celebrates one of the most prolific and legendary songwriting duos of all time. Travis Moser takes the audience on a journey through the Rodgers and Hart songbook, while offering backstage and personal stories about the songs and the shows from which they came. This Can't Be Love features new arrangements of some of Rodgers and Hart's most beloved songs by musical director Steven Silverstein. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Extended Trailer for Mark MacKillop's Rm. XIVSTAGE TUBE: Watch Extended Trailer for Mark MacKillop's Rm. XIV
by Stage Tube - Oct 13, 2014

NYC-based multiplatform artist Mark MacKillop, a Vancouver native, last year completed an international tour of West Side Story in the role of Riff. The musical brought him to major cities across Europe and Israel, and by way of accommodations, their hotels as well. Rather than a written diary, MacKillop chronicled his downtime with an iPhone camera, taking over 80 high-quality, expertly composed black-and-white and color self-portraits in various hotel rooms, in very little clothing. These portraits tied together the aspects of MacKillop's career that resonate most with him; physicality, composition, reflection, and poses related to dance. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS! Provides A Fun Night of Theatre MemoriesBWW Reviews: Baltimore Symphony Orchestra's BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS! Provides A Fun Night of Theatre Memories
by Heather Nadolny - Oct 13, 2014

To celebrate Strathmore's 10th Anniversary Season, The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra has created an enjoyable, albeit predictable collection of Broadway favorites, with a cast that brings new life to songs you may or may not have heard before. (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: First Look at Marcina Zaccaria's BIRDSPhoto Flash Exclusive: First Look at Marcina Zaccaria's BIRDS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2014

BIRDS, Marcina Zaccaria's provocative new play premieres Friday, October 17 at 10PM, kicking off the THIS/THAT performance series at the Brick Theater in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast! (more...)

Photo Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at BirdlandPhoto Flash: Terrence McNally, Alan Cumming, and More Attend CHITA'S BACK! at Birdland
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

There was a happening on West 44th Street! For a week, Chita Rivera brought her joyful, razzle-dazzling nightclub act to Birdland, which she calls her favorite room in the city. “These walls are filled with the best music! Playing Birdland just makes me feel cool,” she proclaimed. As if her iconic Broadway career wasn't cool enough, “Chita's Back” was a concert for the history books – with the ever-youthful legend in fine fettle; singing, dancing and telling some of the best insider stories any theater-lover could hope for. Material from Bye Bye Birdie, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, West Side Story and The Visitwere included, as well as a James Taylor duet with daughter, Lisa Mordente. The swinging was band led by guitarist/percussionist Michael Croiter, with Michael Patrick Walker on piano, Jim Donica on bass, and Dan Willis on saxophone. (more...)

Dominican Republic to Present Spanish Production of IN THE HEIGHTSDominican Republic to Present Spanish Production of IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2014

Award-winning musical "In The Heights" in Santo Domingo, D.R. This marks the first time the musical about a Dominican bodega owner who lives in Manhattan's latin neighborhood of Washington Heights will play at the Dominican Republic, a country often mentioned with great meaning within the musical. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 12Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Oct. 12
by - Oct 12, 2014

Upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, October 12, 2014. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/11-10/12/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/11-10/12/2014
by - Oct 12, 2014

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, October 12, 2014 - Sunday, October 12, 2014. (more...)

Sunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance MusicalsSunday Special: Celebrating Broadway's High-Stepping Dance Musicals
by BWW Special Coverage - Oct 12, 2014

In celebration of this season's ON THE TOWN, we've collected 10 of our favorite dance musicals. From classics like ANYTHING GOES, 42ND STREET, A CHORUS LINE and West Side Story to modern marvels such as NEWSIES and STRICTLY BALLROOM, the way choreography is used to tell a story continues to evolve and inspire. (more...)

Scoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two FilmsScoop! New Stephen Sondheim & David Ives Musical Confirmed to Be in the Works; Based on Two Films
by Rialto Chatter - Oct 11, 2014

Confirming previously reported rumors, the new project will be a collaboration between Sondheim and contemporary American playwright David Ives. The project, whose title was not announced, will be based on two classic films by Spanish filmmaker Luis Buńuel. The two separate films will be the basis for one complete story which the characters will exist in seamlessly. The first half will be based on The 1972 film 'The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie' and the second half will be based on the 1962 film 'The Exterminating Angel.' (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25Pioneer Theatre Company to Present THE ROCKY HORROR SHOW, 10/24-25
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Pioneer Theatre Company presents a brand-new musical concert event. Richard O'Brien's raucous musical The Rocky Horror Show is being offered as a special event, for three performances only, in a script-in-hand, singing-and-dancing concert-style presentation on Friday, October 24at 8:00 p.m. and at 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. on Saturday, October 25, 2014. (more...)

Last Day For PAGEANT Cast Recording IndiegogoLast Day For PAGEANT Cast Recording Indiegogo
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 10, 2014

Time is running out! (more...)

Kurup And Rawle Confirmed For ANYTHING GOES In Sheffield!Kurup And Rawle Confirmed For ANYTHING GOES In Sheffield!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2014

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres Daniel Evans and Stage Entertainment today announce the full cast for Evans' production of Anything Goes for the run at the Crucible and the start of the UK and Ireland tour. (more...)

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