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Based upon the play My Sister Eileen by Joseph Fields and Jerome Chodorov and the stories by Ruth McKenney

Connie Fisher, star of The Sound of Music and winner of the BBC's How Do You Solve A Problem Like Maria, returns to Birmingham Hippodrome in the multi award-winning musical comedy, Wonderful Town.



Featuring a superb score by legendary American composer Leonard Bernstein (West Side Story), the show has received countless awards since its premiere in 1953 including the prestigious Tony Award for Best Musical.


Bailiwick Chicago Presents THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION TonightBailiwick Chicago Presents THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2014

Anyone can be a star - for a price! The annual CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION is a unique opportunity for non-professionals to experience the thrill of being on stage in a professionally produced Chicago stage production. Bailiwick Chicago will be auctioning off over 40 roles for this season's musical production, Wonderful Town, tonight, November 8, 2014 at this year's new venue, Michelle's Ballroom, 2800 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. THE CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION will also feature live entertainment, a silent auction, delectable hors d'oeuvres, an open bar with signature cocktails and a professional photo booth to ham it up! (more...)

Seline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN CastSeline Hizli Completes WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Cast
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

Seline Hizli completes the cast for Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown joining the previously announced Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley and Willemijn Verkaik. Additional cast includes Marianne Benedict, Holly James, Michael Matus, Rebecca McKinnis, Sarah Moyle, Alastair Natkiel, Nuno Queimado and Dale Rapley. (more...)

DMT Presents CANDIDE, Now thru 11/30DMT Presents CANDIDE, Now thru 11/30
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2014

The Douglas Morrisson Theatre continues its 35th Season with the musical CANDIDE, Royal National Theatre Version, with music by Leonard Bernstein, book adapted from Voltaire by Hugh Wheeler, in a new version by John Caird; and lyrics by Richard Wilbur, additional lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, John Latouche, Lillian Hellman, Dorothy Parker and Leonard Bernstein. Featuring Leonard Bernstein's soaring score and lyrics from some of the wittiest writers of all time, this rollicking musical satire chronicles the lives and loves of Candide, a simple soul whose glass is always half-full. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 5th, 2014'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for November 5th, 2014
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 5, 2014

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Dee Snider's Christmas show starts, and 'First Wives Club' and 'N' get their stars. Patsy Cline comes round again, as do the Q Brothers and 'Christmas Schooner.' Peeps gear up for 'Into The Woods,' 'Phantom' inspires television, and 'Billy Elliot' dances into movie theaters and into the Drury Lane Oakbrook! (more...)

Tony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGONTony Sheldon Replaces Roger Rees in Encores! THE BAND WAGON
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2014

Tony Award nominee Tony Sheldon (Priscilla Queen of the Desert) has joined the cast of the Encores! Special Event The Band Wagon in the role of Jeffrey Cordova, an egotistical British director. (Roger Rees, previously announced in the role, is no longer available.) The Band Wagon cast stars Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell, seven-time Emmy Award winner Tracey Ullman, Academy Award nominee Michael McKean, Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, Tony Award nominee Michael Berresse and Don Stephenson. The Band Wagon will open on Sunday, November 8. (more...)

Tony Winning Choreographer Donald Saddler Dies at 94Tony Winning Choreographer Donald Saddler Dies at 94
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2014

Tony Award winning choreographer Donald Saddler passed away at The Actors Home in New Jersey on Sunday, Nov. 2, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. He was 94. (more...)

New York Pops to Honor Kathleen & Rob Marshall at 2015 GalaNew York Pops to Honor Kathleen & Rob Marshall at 2015 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2014

?On Monday, May 4, 2015, The New York Pops celebrates its 32nd birthday with a grand gala evening honoring three-time Tony Award-winning director-choreographer Kathleen Marshall and Academy Award-nominated director-choreographer Rob Marshall. The event will be a true family affair, featuring highlights from the siblings' greatest triumphs in theatre, television, and film. (more...)

THE MUSIC OF LERNER & LOEWE Comes to Riverside Theatre TonightTHE MUSIC OF LERNER & LOEWE Comes to Riverside Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

Allen D. Cornell, Riverside Theatre's producing Artistic Director, and Ken Clifton, Riverside's Musical Director, have teamed up to create a special theatrical event based upon the music of legendary Broadway icons Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. The Music of Lerner & Loewe takes place on the Stark Stage at 8 p.m. tonight, November 20 and Saturday, November 22, 2014. (more...)

Donna Murphy to Lead SUNSET BOULEVARD Reading at Roundabout This Week; Revival Headed for Broadway?Donna Murphy to Lead SUNSET BOULEVARD Reading at Roundabout This Week; Revival Headed for Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

According to a column in the New York Post, Donna Murphy will be playing 'Norma Desmond' in a reading of SUNSET BOULEVARD, directed by Michael Mayer at Roundabout Theatre Company this week. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: GLEE Graduates! A Look Back At All The Highlights & Preview Of Final SeasonFLASH FRIDAY: GLEE Graduates! A Look Back At All The Highlights & Preview Of Final Season
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 9, 2015

Today we are holding back tears and bringing out the tissues in honor of the final season of GLEE, premiering tonight. (more...)

PRIVATE LIVES Opens at Hartford StagePRIVATE LIVES Opens at Hartford Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Brrr . . . Does just thinking of the weather in January make you shiver? Then make your reservations now to escape to a sunny French seaside resort with Noel Coward's comedic masterpiece, Private Lives, directed by Artistic Director and 2014 Tony Award-winner Darko Tresnjak, from January 8 to February 8 at Hartford Stage. (more...)

Conor Ryan to Join Kate Baldwin in Andrew Lippa's JOHN & JEN for Keen CompanyConor Ryan to Join Kate Baldwin in Andrew Lippa's JOHN & JEN for Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that Conor Ryan (most recently seen in the Broadway production of Cinderella) would join Kate Baldwin would star in a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. This production will include the premiere of a new song, 'Trouble with Men.' (more...)

Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!Michael Arden, Patrick Page, Ciara Renee and More to Return in THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at Paper Mill This Spring; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse has announced the full cast for its production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame (which first played to rave reviews in La Jolla). Inspired by the classic Victor Hugo novel, The Hunchback of Notre Dame has a book by Peter Parnell, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by Stephen Schwartz. The Hunchback of Notre Dame is directed by Scott Schwartz and choreographed by Chase Brock. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/28/2015 - WICKED Tour Gets New Faces, Porter Sings the Songbook and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jan 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: WICKED welcomes a new 'Elphaba' on tour, THE HARD PROBLEM opens in London, Billy Porter performs at Lincoln Center and more! (more...)

Bailiwick Chicago to Present Chicago Casting Auction Production of WONDERFUL TOWN, 2/25-28Bailiwick Chicago to Present Chicago Casting Auction Production of WONDERFUL TOWN, 2/25-28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

It's no ordinary cast! Dozens of competitors bid for roles in a professionally produced stage production of the Tony Award-winning musical Wonderful Town at Bailiwick Chicago's annual CHICAGO CASTING AUCTION. Now, they're ready to take the stage for five performances only, February 25 - 28, 2015 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. in Chicago. With book by Joseph A. Fields and Jerome Chodorov, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and music by Leonard Bernstein, Wonderful Town is directed by Bailiwick Chicago Company Member Varris Holmes* with music direction by Kyle Pollio and choreography by Company Member Jon Martinez*. Tickets are available at bailiwickchicago.com. (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the WingsAaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Anna Francolini and Michael Xavier will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. (more...)

Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29Westchester Broadway Theatre's CAMELOT Begins 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Lerner and Loewe's timeless masterpiece, Camelot was inspired by T. H. White's chivalric tale, 'The Once and Future King". It is considered one of history's greatest love stories. King Arthur and his new queen, Guenevere, rule their kingdom with ideals of chivalry and peace, but the arrival of Sir Lancelot threatens the foundation of the realm in one of the most fabled love triangles of all time. Revel in the glorious music including,"Camelot", 'If Ever I WouldLeave You', 'The Lusty Month of May', 'I Loved You Once in Silence', 'What Do the Simple Folk Do?' (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Interview With BEAUTIFUL on Broadway's Newest Star Chilina KennedyBWW Exclusive: Interview With BEAUTIFUL on Broadway's Newest Star Chilina Kennedy
by Dennis Kucherawy - Jan 20, 2015

Canadian-born triple threat Chilina Kennedy couldn't help but 'feel the earth move' today. The reason was the official announcement she will replace Chicago Tony Award-winner Jessie Mueller as Carole King in the smash hit Broadway juke box musical 'Beautiful: The Carole King Musical.' Her first performance will be March 7th. (more...)

Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9Charles Busch to Make 92Y 'Lyrics & Lyricists' Debut with HERE'S TO THE GIRLS!, 2/7-9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Artistic director Charles Busch -- in his Lyrics & Lyricists debut -- serves up a cavalcade of stories and songs about the legendary women of Hollywood's movie musical Golden Age in 'Here's to the Girls!' on February 7, 8 and 9, 2015 at 92Y. (more...)

Rubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Announces Director and Full CastRubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS Announces Director and Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

December 18, 2014 (Ventura, CA) - Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura has just announced the director and cast for the company's mainstage production of The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's emotionally powerful, intimate pop musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love and try to hold on to each other when life leads them in opposite directions. Rubicon's production will be helmed by Rubicon Resident Artist Stephanie A. Coltrin, who won an Ovation Award for Miss Saigon in L.A. The role of up-and-coming novelist Jamie Wellerstein will be played by Louis Pardo, whose credits include the National Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar with Ted Neeley and work with South Coast Rep, San Diego Rep, and Musical Theatre Guild. Ashley Fox Linton stars opposite Pardo as Cathy Hiatt, an aspiring young actress. Fox Linton's credits include Glinda in the Broadway National Tour of Wicked and Cosette in Les Miserables. (more...)

Maureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory TheatreMaureen Lipman and James Dreyfus Star in HARVEY, Opening Next Month at Birmingham Repertory Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY directed by Lindsay Posner, will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February. First produced on Broadway in 1944 where it ran for four years, this new production stars James Dreyfus as Elwood P. Dowd and Maureen Lipman as his sister, Veta. (more...)

Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Laura Griffith and Brandon O'Neill to Lead CAROUSEL at 5th Avenue Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

This exciting new staging will star the radiant Laura Griffith as Julie and 5th Avenue favorite Brandon O'Neill as Billy in his first Seattle production following his Broadway debut in Disney's Aladdin. The cast also includes local luminaries Anne Allgood, Eric Ankrim, Allen Fitzpatrick, Sean G. Griffin, Cynthia Jones, and Billie Wildrick, and marks The 5th Avenue debut of rising talent Joshua Downs. (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Officially Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, January 12 at London's Playhouse Theatre after beginning previews last month, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Pacific Symphony to Honor Leonard Bernstein in Concert, 1/29Pacific Symphony to Honor Leonard Bernstein in Concert, 1/29
by BWW News Desk - Jan 10, 2015

Orange County, Calif.—Jan. 9, 2015—Composer, conductor and teacher Leonard Bernstein, one of the undeniable giants of 20th-century music, and the first American-born conductor to become a major star, becomes the focal point of Pacific Symphony's second “Music Unwound” concert this season, “For the Love of Bernstein.” In 1985, a young Carl St.Clair met Bernstein as a conducting fellow at Tanglewood Music Center. A few years later in 1990, St.Clair stepped in for the ailing Maestro and conducted his “Arias and Barcarolles” during what turned out to be Bernstein's last concert. St.Clair would soon be named music director of Pacific Symphony, but the impact of Bernstein's mentoring to St.Clair has remained to this day. (more...)

Keen Company's JOHN & JEN with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan Begins Performances TomorrowKeen Company's JOHN & JEN with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan Begins Performances Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company will present the first New York revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. Performances begin February 10th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday February 26th. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- JOHN & JEN's Kate Baldwin!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- JOHN & JEN's Kate Baldwin!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Feb 8, 2015

Welcome to BWW's exclusive talk show, BACKSTAGE WITH Richard Ridge. Follow Richard as he visits the theater's best and brightest in their dressing rooms, on their stages and favorite hang outs to talk about their lives, careers and all of the things you don't know, but want to know. In the special interview below, Richard welcomes Broadway favorite Kate Baldwin, who will soon return to the stage in Keen Company's Jon & Jen. Watch as they discuss reuniting with Andrew Lippa, chat about her new costar, reminisce about her past stage roles and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

From the Artistic Director: On the 20th CenturyFrom the Artistic Director: On the 20th Century
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Feb 5, 2015

Previews begin February 12th for the musical On the Twentieth Century, featuring music by Cy Coleman, with book and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, directed by Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director, Scott Ellis, at the American Airlines Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: The Monthly Cabaret Series MUSICAL MONDAYS Features the Twin Cities' Top Talent in a Fun and Informal Evening of Musical TheaterBWW Reviews: The Monthly Cabaret Series MUSICAL MONDAYS Features the Twin Cities' Top Talent in a Fun and Informal Evening of Musical Theater
by Jill Schafer - Feb 4, 2015

Musical theater loving friends, if you're not at Hell's Kitchen on the first Monday of the month, you are missing out. This is when Sheena Jansen and Max Wojtanowicz gather a few of their friends, who just happen to be among the most talented musical theater artists in town, for a little cabaret show. They've been doing it for over two years now, and it just keeps getting better and better. Each month has a theme, and this being February, the theme for this month's show was love. It was a fabulously entertaining night of musical theater, and it also served as a preview for shows to come this spring and summer. Read on for highlights and to find out where you can see the cast on stages around town. (more...)

Broadway Stage Management Symposium to be Held in MayBroadway Stage Management Symposium to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2015

The Broadway Stage Management Symposium is a new immersive program that goes beyond the classroom and offers two days of practical insights, instruction and career advice from Broadway's most experienced and highly-regarded Stage Management professionals. (more...)

Keen Company's JOHN & JEN, with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, Opens TonightKeen Company's JOHN & JEN, with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company presents the first New York revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. The show officially opens tonight, February 26th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). (more...)

NYMF Names Jen Bender Director of Programming and Artist ServicesNYMF Names Jen Bender Director of Programming and Artist Services
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) today announced that Jen Bender has been named as the new Director of Programming and Artist Services for the organization. Jen returns to NYMF after having served as a founding producer of the Festival in 2004. (more...)

INSIDE OUT to Play Grove Theatre Center, 2/12-3/22INSIDE OUT to Play Grove Theatre Center, 2/12-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

The critically acclaimed New York, Off-Broadway hit musical Inside Out will celebrate its 20-year anniversary at the Grove Theatre Center in Burbank, CA February 12th - March 22nd, it was announced today by Kritzerland Entertainment and PlayWorks Music. Veteran TV/Film/Theatre/Actor/ Author/Performer/Playwright and CEO of Kritzerland Records Bruce Kimmel has been set to direct the musical by Doug Haverty (book and lyrics) and Adryan Russ (lyrics and music). An all-star female ensemble/cast of six features Sandy Bainum, Cynthia Ferrer, Stephanie Fredricks, Dana Meller, Leslie Stevens and Adrienne Visnic. Preview performances are February 12th and 13th with the show's official opening scheduled for February 14th. (more...)

HOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next WeekHOUSE OF CARDS' Reg E. Cathey to Lead WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) NYC Reading Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

?Popular television star Reg E. Cathey will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Victoria Paterson and Georgia Stitt to Reunite in 'ALPHABET CITY CYCLE' at SubCulture Next MonthKate Baldwin, Victoria Paterson and Georgia Stitt to Reunite in 'ALPHABET CITY CYCLE' at SubCulture Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2015

On March 9th at 8 pm at SubCulture soprano Kate Baldwin, violinist Victoria Paterson and composer Georgia Stitt will reunite to perform "Alphabet City Cycle." Originally recorded in 2009, the song cycle with lyrics by Marcy Heisler consists of five songs about women alone in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan in Keen Company's JOHN & JENPhoto Flash: First Look at Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan in Keen Company's JOHN & JEN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Visiting London and NYC with National Theater Institute AlumniBWW Exclusive: Visiting London and NYC with National Theater Institute Alumni
by National Theater Institute - Feb 16, 2015

The National Theater Institute is committed to diverse theatrical and educational experiences. Therefore, two weeks of each semester are spent in-residence in one of the world's most prominent theater capitals -- the NTI Semester and NTI-Advanced Programs study in London -- while the National Music Theater Institute train in New York City. In both cities, students met with alumni of the National Theater Institute who shared their theatrical experience, NTI stories, professional advice, and insight into the various ways to make a life in the theater. Today, RISK AGAIN! introduces them to you! (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for February 11th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Feb 12, 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. 'Carousel,' 'The King And I' and 'The Merry Widow' at Lyric Opera, and the upcoming season at Porchlight. Plus 'Merman' transfers, 'Mormon' arrives, 'First Wives Club' and 'Gotta Dance' try out, the 'Pride And Prejudice' reading moves, Quest Theatre mounts two, Pasek and Paul's 'Peach,' Bailiwick's 'Wonderful Town,' the Mosh Pit in the Tribune and more honors for Jessie Mueller! Whew! (more...)

Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27Tina Benko, Danaya Esperanza and More Set for WHAT WOMEN DO (AND MEN TOO) Reading, 2/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

A cast of five will lead the reading of William Youmans', grandnephew of acclaimed composer and producer Vincent Youmans, Off-Broadway bound production of WHAT WOMEN DO (and men too). This new play, directed by Don Stephenson, is a battle-of-the-sexes farce set in New York City. The reading takes place on Thursday and Friday, February 26th and 27th, 2015. (more...)

Keen Company's JOHN & JEN with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, Begins TonightKeen Company's JOHN & JEN with Kate Baldwin & Conor Ryan, Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company presents the first New York revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. Performances begin tonight, February 10th at The Clurman Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues). Opening Night is set for Thursday February 26th. (more...)

Kate Baldwin to Lead Off-Broadway Revival of Andrew Lippa's JOHN & JENKate Baldwin to Lead Off-Broadway Revival of Andrew Lippa's JOHN & JEN
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Keen Company today announced that Kate Baldwin would star in a rare revival of John & Jen, the musical with music by Andrew Lippa, lyrics by Tom Greenwald, and a book by Greenwald and Lippa. This production will include the premiere of a new song, "Trouble with Men." Additional casting and designers to be announced shortly. (more...)

Maureen Lipman to Join UK's HARVEY, February 6Maureen Lipman to Join UK's HARVEY, February 6
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2014

Maureen Lipman will be joining James Dreyfus in Lindsay Posner's new production of Mary Chase's Pulitzer Prize-winning comedy HARVEY, which will open at Birmingham Repertory Theatre on 6 February, running until 21 February, prior to a UK Tour and the West End. Maureen Lipman will be playing Veta, who tries to get her brother, Elwood P. Dowd played by James Dreyfus, committed rather than risk the family's reputation. (more...)

FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.FLASH SPECIAL: A Helluva Guy! An Adolph Green Centennial Celebration - ON THE TOWN, PETER PAN, SINGIN' IN THE RAIN, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 6, 2014

Today we turn our attention to a Golden Age master who was celebrated earlier this week via PETER PAN LIVE! and rightly so given this is now his centennial year, Adolph Green. (more...)

CABARET LIFE NYC: Steve Schalchlin's 'New World Waking' Is a Spiritual & Political Wake-Up Call for Non-Violent Social Action and a Case for the Healing Power of MusicCABARET LIFE NYC: Steve Schalchlin's 'New World Waking' Is a Spiritual & Political Wake-Up Call for Non-Violent Social Action and a Case for the Healing Power of Music
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 29, 2014

In my recent very extended assessment of cabaret shows I never reviewed during the second half of 2014, there were two significant omissions. I didn't leave these out of my critical mix because they weren't strikingly significant. In fact, it was just the opposite. The new variety game show, Tune In Time, which dubs itself the “Musical Theater Olympics,” and the musical theater piece/song cycle, New World Waking, were among the most original and entertaining productions I witnessed this year and deserved more of a feature treatment than a quickie review. My take on Tune In Time (which will begin a new monthly run at the York Theatre on January 5) should beat the clock before the next show. So by simple process of elimination, this commentary will be on New World Waking, which when performed on December 6 was one of the highlights of the recent annual 12-day, 20-show Winter Rhythms Festival at Urban Stages. (more...)

Louis Pardo and Ashley Fox Linton to Lead Rubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Opening 1/24Louis Pardo and Ashley Fox Linton to Lead Rubicon Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Opening 1/24
by BWW News Desk - Dec 26, 2014

Rubicon Theatre Company of Ventura has just announced the director and cast for the company's mainstage production of The Last Five Years, Jason Robert Brown's emotionally powerful, intimate pop musical about two New Yorkers in their twenties who fall in love and try to hold on to each other when life leads them in opposite directions. (more...)

Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!Breaking News: Renée Fleming Will Make Broadway Debut in Kathleen Marshall-Helmed LIVING ON LOVE; Opens in April 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

Producers Scott Landis and Philip Morgaman have confirmed that 4-time Grammy Award winner Renee Fleming will make her Broadway debut this spring in the new comedy Living on Love by two-time Tony Award winner Joe DiPietro, based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. The production begins performances on Wednesday, April 1, 2015 and will open on Monday, April 20, 2015 at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street). Living on Love will play an 18-week engagement through Sunday, August 2, 2015.Tickets go on sale to the general public on Monday, December 29, 2014. (more...)

Tamsin Greig Leads WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Opening Tonight in the West EndTamsin Greig Leads WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN, Opening Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, opening tonight, December 20, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern,Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Jeremy Jordan Joins Cast of January LYRICS & LYRICISTS Show at 92YJeremy Jordan Joins Cast of January LYRICS & LYRICISTS Show at 92Y
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2014

Lyrics & Lyricists gets going on the opening show of its 45th season with 'A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration' on January 10, 11 and 12. Artistic director David Loud, himself a frequent Sondheim collaborator, explores the 1970-1981 partnership behind the groundbreaking musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along - with cast members Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley, and Jeremy Jordan. (more...)

The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!The Muny Announces Creative Teams for 2015 Season; Marc Bruni, Gary Griffin, Marcia Milgrom Dodge & More!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

The Muny announced today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2015 Season, which opens on June 15 with My Fair Lady. 'This is a thrilling roster of artists,' said Muny Artistic Director and Executive Producer Mike Isaacson. 'We look forward to bringing their vision and talent to our grand stage.' (more...)

WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West EndWOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN Begins Previews Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2014

Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, beginning tonight, December 17, in the West End, stars Tamsin Greig, Haydn Gwynne, Jerome Pradon, Anna Skellern, Ricardo Afonso, Haydn Oakley, Willemijn Verkaik and Seline Hizli. (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff and More to Celebrate Sondheim & Prince in 'A GOOD THING GOING' at 92Y Next MonthKate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff and More to Celebrate Sondheim & Prince in 'A GOOD THING GOING' at 92Y Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2014

Lyrics & Lyricists gets going on the opening show of its 45th season with "A Good Thing Going: The Stephen Sondheim and Harold Prince Collaboration" on January 10, 11 and 12. Artistic director David Loud, himself a frequent Sondheim collaborator, explores the 1970-1981 partnership behind the groundbreaking musicals Company, Follies, A Little Night Music, Pacific Overtures, Sweeney Todd and Merrily We Roll Along - with cast members Kate Baldwin, Heidi Blickenstaff, Liz Callaway, James Clow, Jason Danieley, and Alan H. Green. (more...)

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