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Mary Martin's 1958 Studio Album 'HI-HO...WALT DISNEY FAVORITES' Gets Remastered
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Stage Door Records has announced the debut CD release of Mary Martin's 1958 studio album HI-HO MARY SINGS AND MARY SWINGS WALT DISNEY FAVORITES on December 2nd 2016. The release continues Stage Door's COLLECTOR'S SERIES, a line of limited edition CD products that celebrate Broadway / Hollywood musicals and vocalists of the 1950s and 60s. (more...)

BWW Interview: Meet CAGNEY'S Newest Bob Hope, Jeffry Denman
by Marissa Sblendorio - Oct 31, 2016

CAGNEY, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, just recently welcomed Broadway's Jeffry Denman  to the company.  Denman is best known for starring in the original company of Irving Berlin's White Christmas for which he was nominated for a Fred & Adele Astaire Award. He was Munkustrap in the final cast of Cats (original Broadway production) and was featured in the original company of The Producers which led him to pen the memoir, A Year with The Producers.  (more...)

THE MAGIC OF DISNEY LOVE SONGS Comes to the Morris Museum's Bickford Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Bring the family to the Morris Museum on Sunday, November 13 for an enchanting afternoon of Disney magic and love. Starring vocalist Alexis Cole and quartet, The Magic of Disney Love Songs, will be held at 2:00PM in the Bickford Theatre. (more...)

Classic Disney Tunes Get Big-Band Treatment on JAZZ LOVES DISNEY Album
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Classic Disney tunes are given the big-band jazz treatment on this new release, featuring artists such as Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Stacey Kent, Jamie Cullum and more. (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Team Up for Duet Album TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

Two of the most beloved voices in the world, Michael Ball and Alfie Boe first met at Kismet at the London Coliseum a decade ago, where they performed together. Later that year, when Ball was given a solo concert at BBC Proms-the first musical theatre star to do so-he invited Boe to perform with him.  (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra to Present West Coast Debut of Schoenberg's SCATTER
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Rising French conductor Alexandre Bloch, principal guest conductor of Dusseldorf Symphoniker, makes his Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut conducting the West Coast premiere of Adam Schoenberg's Scatter, a triple concerto written for and featuring genre-defying PROJECT Trio, on Saturday, November 12, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, and Sunday, November 13, 2016, 7 pm, Royce Hall. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 10/02/2016
by BWW - Oct 2, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/02/2016 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

Hillbarn Theatre's Annual Gala Raises Over $100,000 for Community Arts Initiatives Throughout the Bay Area
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Today, Hillbarn Theatre, the Peninsula's premier community theatre company, announced that it raised over $100,000 at its annual gala, When You Wish Upon A Star, which took place on Saturday, November 5 at Peninsula Temple Sholom in Burlingame.  The proceeds from the gala support Hillbarn Theatre and their community arts initiatives throughout the Bay Area.  (more...)

BWW Review: I AM ME BECAUSE OF THREE at Sterling's Upstairs At The Federal
by Don Grigware - Nov 8, 2016

Broadway actress/singer RENEE MARINO made her feature film debut in 2014 in Jersey Boys as Mary Delgado, Frankie Valli's tempestuous wife. She was seen in the role on Broadway by film director Clint Eastwood, and because of her magnanimous talent, was hand picked by him to repeat the role on film. New York born and bred, fiery Italian Marino performed her first cabaret show at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal on Monday November 7 to a packed house. Called I Am Me Because of Three, the smart and slick show examined her roots and the three relatives that gave her the drive and spirit that pervade her persona. (more...)

Classic Disney Songs Given Big Band Jazz Treatment on 'Jazz Loves Disney' Out Now
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Classic Disney tunes are given the big-band jazz treatment on this new release, featuring artists such as Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Stacey Kent, Jamie Cullum and more. Released on Verve today (more...)

Classic Disney Tunes Get Big-Band Treatment on JAZZ LOVES DISNEY Album
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2016

Classic Disney tunes are given the big-band jazz treatment on this new release, featuring artists such as Gregory Porter, Melody Gardot, Stacey Kent, Jamie Cullum and more. (more...)

LA Chamber Orchestra to Present West Coast Debut of Schoenberg's SCATTER
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2016

Rising French conductor Alexandre Bloch, principal guest conductor of Dusseldorf Symphoniker, makes his Los Angeles Chamber Orchestra debut conducting the West Coast premiere of Adam Schoenberg's Scatter, a triple concerto written for and featuring genre-defying PROJECT Trio, today, November 12, 8 pm, Alex Theatre, and Sunday, November 13, 2016, 7 pm, Royce Hall. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: Michael Ball & Alfie Boe Get Ready to Come Together on the New York City Center Stage!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 23, 2017

Following the phenomenal success of their double platinum selling #1 UK album Together (released in the US by Decca Records), and a major sold out UK tour, musical legends Michael Ball and Alfie Boe will perform their first-and-only U.S. performance tonight, May 23. at New York City Center. Below, watch as the duo chats about performing together onstage, their friendship offstage and so much more! (more...)

Sam Mendes In Talks to Helm Live-Action PINOCCHIO for Disney
by Movies News Desk - May 23, 2017

Sam Mendes is currently in discussions to direct Disney's live-action adaptation of PINOCCHIO. As BWW previously reported, Peter Hedges will pen the script for the film, with Chris Weitz and Andrew Miano producing. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 13, 2017
by - May 13, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lyric Theatre Introduces 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 summer season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a famed recording session with rock 'n' roll icons and a spectacular Disney musical to a classic New York City love story and a toe-tapping hip-hop dance spectacle. (more...)

Regional Premiere of TUCK EVERLASTING Among Hale Centre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Hale Centre Theatre, Utah's professional family theater, officially unveiled its 2018 entertainment season that will mark the first full year in the new 130,000 square-foot Mountain America Performing Arts Centre in Sandy City. The 2018 season, sponsored by Mountain America, will feature eight productions on the season ticket and two special engagement productions. They will run non-stop on the theater's proscenium thrust, Jewel Box Stage, and the larger, one-of-a-kind Centre Stage, built by international stage design company Tait Stage Technology. (more...)

Michael Ball and Alfie Boe Will Bring TOGETHER to New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Following the phenomenal success of their double platinum selling #1 UK album Together (released in the US by Decca Records), and a major sold out UK tour, musical legends Michael Ball and Alfie Boe have announced their first-and-only U.S. performance on May 23 at New York City Center. Tickets will be available at noon on April 5, 2017at www.livenation.com and www.nycitycenter.org. (more...)

Bill Frisell Makes Queensland Debut in WHEN YOU WISH UPON A STAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Hailed as one of the most innovative and influential guitarists of the past quarter of a century, Bill Frisell will make his Queensland debut at the Concert Hall, Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) on Friday 9 June 2017. (more...)

Shanghai Disney Resort Celebrates Historic Grand Opening as the First Disney Resort in Mainland China
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

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Laguna Playhouse's ALL SHOOK UP Opens in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the first show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, the perfect family summertime, fun-time musical, ALL SHOOK UP, book by Joe DiPietro, musical direction by Jeff Biering, choreography by Paula Hammons Sloan and directed by Steve Steiner.  (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Atlanta Lyric Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, West Side Story. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Tempe - Week of 6/12/2016
by BWW - Jun 12, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 6/12/2016 for Tempe (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Atlanta Lyric's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

How far would you go for true love? Atlanta Lyric Theatre explores that question with one of the most powerful and tragic love stories in American theatre, West Side Story. The show is filled with electrifying dance numbers based on Jerome Robbins' original ground-breaking choreography. The score, written by Leonard Bernstein, Stephen Sondheim and Arthur Laurents, features some of the most exuberant and romantic songs ever written, including "Somewhere (There's A Place For Us)," "Maria," "Tonight," "I Feel Pretty," and "America." West Side Story will run from June 10-26 at the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre. Tickets are on sale NOW at www.AtlantaLyric.com or by calling 404-377-9948! (more...)

Perez Hilton to Host DREAMGIRLS 35th Anniversary Event in Hollywood with Original Broadway Stars
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Perez Hilton has been set to host Broadway Under the Stars - Celebrating the 35th Anniversary of 'Dreamgirls' - on Sunday, July 10 at 8pm at the John Anson Ford Amphitheatre. (more...)

Cabrillo Music Theatre's THE LITTLE MERMAID to Swim into TOCAP This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Now Cabrillo Music Theatre brings this amazing story to life with THE LITTLE MERMAID, live on stage! This is not simply a children's show - it's a brand-new fully-developed Broadway musical, in the spirit of BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, THE LION KING, and MARY POPPINS, and Cabrillo Music Theatre's production will be the first in the region! (more...)

BWW Blog: Erin Kong - The Young and the Restless: One Actress's Tale of Summer Unemployment
by Guest Blogger: Erin Kong - Jul 1, 2016

"And God said, 'Let there be light,' and there was light. And then there was nothing else. Just 120 degrees of scorching hellfire, and a job in retail. And woman saw that it was not good."--The Book of Genesis, retold (trying her hardest not to encourage blasphemy) by a restless college student (more...)

Photo Flash: SKIT Presents MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto's Musical Tale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Award-winning ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) kicks off its season with Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto's Musical Tale.  Real boys and girls of all ages will delight in the classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet in this Disney gem. (more...)

See Jackie Evancho Live In Concert At The Coral Springs Center For The Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

???????She stole your hearts at 10 years old, now see prodigy singer, Jackie Evancho, live in concert at the Coral Springs Center for the Arts February 25th at 8PM! (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 1/22/2017
by BWW - Jan 22, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/22/2017 for New Jersey (more...)

ShowKids Invitational Theatre Presents MY SON PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

After 30 years of delighting audiences, award-winning ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) kicks off its season with Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto's Musical Tale. Real boys and girls of all ages will delight in the classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet in this Disney gem. (more...)

ShowKids Invitational Theatre Presents MY SON PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

After 30 years of delighting audiences, award-winning ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) kicks off its season with Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto's Musical Tale. Real boys and girls of all ages will delight in the classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet in this Disney gem. (more...)

ShowKids Invitational Theatre Presents MY SON PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

After 30 years of delighting audiences, award-winning ShowKids Invitational Theatre (SKIT) kicks off its season with Disney's MY SON PINOCCHIO: Geppetto's Musical Tale. Real boys and girls of all ages will delight in the classic tale of an aging toymaker and his beloved wooden puppet in this Disney gem. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 1/15/2017
by BWW - Jan 15, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 1/15/2017 for New Jersey (more...)

ASSASSINS, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a Disney musical revue and a classic New York City love story to favorite hair bands of the 1980s and presidential assassinations. (more...)

Jarrod Spector Presents A LITTLE HELP MY FRIENDS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

Star of Jersey Boys, Jarrod Spector returns to the stage for A Little Help from My Friends, a captivating performance that explores sounds of Frankie Valli from the Beach Boys to Paul McCartney. Including songs such as "When You Wish Upon a Star" and "Uptown Girl," A Little Help from My Friends traces not only the musical influences of Valli himself, but Jarrod Spector's experiences and stories after five years of playing the legendary musician on Broadway. (more...)

ASSASSINS, IN THE HEIGHTS and More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2017

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2017 season will take patrons on a whirlwind adventure, from a Disney musical revue and a classic New York City love story to favorite hair bands of the 1980s and presidential assassinations. (more...)

Julie Reyburn To Perform Award-Winning Classic FATE IS KIND At Don't Tell Mama
by Stephen Hanks - Feb 19, 2017

Award-winning cabaret performer Julie Reyburn launched her career in 2000 with the show 'Fate Is Kind'--first at a Singer's Forum benefit and then for a run at Judy's Chelsea-and it so captured the hearts and minds of audiences it earned Reyburn the 2001 MAC and Bistro Awards for 'Outstanding Female Cabaret Debut.' Fifteen years later, the show inspired cabaret show producer and publicist Stephen Hanks to create the series New York Cabaret's Greatest Hits at the Metropolitan Room. Now Julie Reyburn is bringing back this celebrated cabaret piece for a two-show run at the legendary club, Don't Tell Mama (W 46th St, between 8th & 9th Ave) on March 25 and April 22, both shows at 7 pm. (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among Winners of 59th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS; Full List!
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

A diverse all-star lineup of GRAMMY Award nominees, GRAMMY winners, entertainers and film and TV stars took stage last ight for THE 59TH ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS (more...)

Adele, Beyonce Among 59th GRAMMY AWARD Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

This morning, The Recording Academy and 2016 GRAMMY Best New Artist, Meghan Trainor, kicked off this year's GRAMMY Awards nominations by revealing nominees in the four General Field categories (Best New Artist, Record Of The Year, Song Of The Year, and Album Of The Year) live on 'CBS This Morning. (more...)

The 5 Irish Tenors, Glenn Miller Orchestra, Jarrod Spector & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

See what's happening at the Lyric Theatre next month! (more...)

The Down Town Glee Club Celebrates Disney with WHEN YOU WISH UPON A SONG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Celebrate it with the DOWN TOWN GLEE CLUB and a fantabulous Disney songfest! When You Wish UPON A SONG tonight, December 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM at St. Peter's Church (619 Lexington Ave. Entrance on East 54th St. between Lexington and Third Avenues). (more...)

Mary Martin's 1958 Studio Album 'HI-HO...WALT DISNEY FAVORITES' Gets Remastered
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Stage Door Records has announced the debut CD release of Mary Martin's 1958 studio album HI-HO MARY SINGS AND MARY SWINGS WALT DISNEY FAVORITES on December 2nd 2016. The release continues Stage Door's COLLECTOR'S SERIES, a line of limited edition CD products that celebrate Broadway / Hollywood musicals and vocalists of the 1950s and 60s. (more...)

Kathleen Marshall, Gordon Greenberg & More Join The Muny's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for The Muny's 2017 Season, which opens on June 12 with Jesus Christ Superstar. (more...)

The Down Town Glee Club to Celebrate Disney with WHEN YOU WISH UPON A SONG
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Celebrate it with the DOWN TOWN GLEE CLUB and a fantabulous Disney songfest! When You Wish UPON A SONG on Thursday, December 22, 2016 at 7:30 PM at St. Peter's Church (619 Lexington Ave. Entrance on East 54th St. between Lexington and Third Avenues). (more...)

EDINBURGH 2016 - Guest Blog: Kasia Lech of BUBBLE REVOLUTION
by Guest Blogger: Kasia Lech - Aug 14, 2016

Kasia Lech of Bubble Revolution guest blogs for BroadwayWorld about her Edinburgh Fringe experience so far. (more...)

Lexi Walker The 14-Year-Old YouTube Singing Sensation Releases Wishes & Dreams - 3-Song EP Available August 12
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

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Lexi Walker The 14-Year-Old YouTube Singing Sensation Releases WISHES AND DREAMS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Portrait Records announces the release of Wishes & Dreams, a 3-song EP available August 12 from Lexi Walker, the 14-year-old YouTube singing sensation. A follow-up to her 2015 holiday album, Merry Christmas, the new EP features a fresh, brilliant take on two Disney classics, 'A Dream is a Wish Your Heart Makes' from Cinderella and 'When You Wish Upon a Star' from Pinocchio. Also featured on the album, coinciding with the 2016 Olympics, Lexi re-energizes 'The Power of the Dream,' Celine Dion's legendary opening ceremony number from the 1996 Games, with her trademark youthful power and sparkle. (more...)

Hale Center Theater Orem to Produce DISNEY'S MY SON PINOCCHIO JR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

In Disney's My Son Pinocchio JR., the classic tale of toymaker, Geppetto's, little wooden puppet is given new life. This new musical, which retells the classic Disney story from Geppetto's perspective, features the beloved classic songs, "When You Wish upon a Star" and "I've Got No Strings," alongside a host of new songs by Oscar winner and Grammy Award winner, Stephen Schwartz. (more...)

Director John Tiffany Confirms 'Gender-Bending' Theatre Premiere Of PINOCCHIO
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Director John Tiffany, who last night won an Olivier Award for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (one of a record-breaking nine gongs for the hit show) is helming the world theatrical premiere of Disney's beloved Pinocchio at London's National Theatre this December. (more...)

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