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Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 5/09- AMERICAN IN PARIS, ZORBA, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 5/09- AMERICAN IN PARIS, ZORBA, SOMETHING ROTTEN!, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2015

It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' roundup! (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: John Kander Takes Over New York, New York - THE VISIT, ZORBA!, CHICAGO, CABARET, New Musicals & MoreFLASH FRIDAY: John Kander Takes Over New York, New York - THE VISIT, ZORBA!, CHICAGO, CABARET, New Musicals & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 8, 2015

Today we are celebrating the many recent, current and upcoming productions on Broadway and beyond featuring the music of John Kander. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Kander, Ebb & Stein's Underappreciated ZORBA! Gets a Robust Encores! ProductionBWW Reviews: Kander, Ebb & Stein's Underappreciated ZORBA! Gets a Robust Encores! Production
by Michael Dale - May 8, 2015

John Turturro and Zoe Wanamaker are terrific in a concert mounting that incorporates some past revisions and, thankfully, dismisses others. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 2-8THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - May 8, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of the cast of FINDING NEVERLAND recording the original cast album, a first look at the Encores! production of Zorba!, and Brandy Norwood joining the cast of CHICAGO, and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/7/2015 - Let There Be Light! AN ACT OF GOD Begins on Broadway and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/7/2015 - Let There Be Light! AN ACT OF GOD Begins on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 7, 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: Let there be light! AN ACT OF GOD begins on Broadway and more! (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! ZORBA! Opens at the City CenterReview Roundup: Encores! ZORBA! Opens at the City Center
by Review Roundups - May 7, 2015

Zorba!, directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman, is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. The show opened last night, May 6 and runs through May 10, 2015. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/6/2015 - ZORBA!, CARRIE in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/6/2015 - ZORBA!, CARRIE in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 6, 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: Zorba! opens at Encores! and CARRIE makes its London debut! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at John Turturro, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie & More in Encores! ZORBA!Photo Flash: First Look at John Turturro, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie & More in Encores! ZORBA!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, today, May 6, through May 10, 2015. (more...)


by BroadwayWorld TV - May 6, 2015

John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, today, May 6, through May 10, 2015. (more...)

John Turturro Stars in Encores! ZORBA!, Beginning TonightJohn Turturro Stars in Encores! ZORBA!, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, today, May 6, through May 10, 2015. (more...)

Tony Nominee Chita Rivera Causes 'Big Splash' (literally!) at THE VISIT CelebrationTony Nominee Chita Rivera Causes 'Big Splash' (literally!) at THE VISIT Celebration
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

According to Page Six of the New York Post, one guest was so over the moon with Rivera's presence that he jumped into the restaurant's famous decorative pool.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four SeasonsPhoto Flash: Broadway Vets Fete THE VISIT's Chita Rivera at the Four Seasons
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

At a celebration lunch was held at New York City's swanky Four Seasons Restaurant yesterday, May 26, in honor of Chita Rivera's Tony nominated performance in Broadway's THE VISIT. Scroll down for photos of the festivities! (more...)

Rhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award WinnersRhinebeck Writers Retreat to Host 17 Writers, Featuring Obie, Larson & Kleban Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Kathy Evans, Founding Executive Director of Rhinebeck Writers Retreat, announced the 17 writers and 8 new musicals selected for the fifth summer of weeklong retreats. For eight consecutive weeks beginning July 5th, each writing team will have a residency in Rhinebeck, New York. Writers are provided a private home, transportation, food, and a $400 stipend. This year's writers include Obie winner Kirsten Childs, Tony nominee Elizabeth Davis, and 2015 Jonathan Larson award-winners Charlie Sohne, Tim Rosser, and Sam Willmott, who also just won the Kleban Prize.  (more...)

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

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

BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Chita Rivera!BWW TV Exclusive: BACKSTAGE WITH RICHARD RIDGE- Tonys Special with 2015 Nominee Chita Rivera!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 16, 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 legend and 2015 Tony nominee for The Visit- Chita Rivera. Watch as they discuss how things are going at the Lyceum Theatre, what this role means to her, and so much more! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 9-15THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: May 9-15
by BWW Special Coverage - May 15, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of HAMILTON's major wins at the Lucille Lortel Awards, BILLY ELLIOT celebrating 10 years in the West End, a first look at Jim Parsons in AN ACT OF GOD, and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/13/2015 - ON THE TOWN Returns, DEATH OF A SALESMAN in London and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/13/2015 - ON THE TOWN Returns, DEATH OF A SALESMAN in London and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 13, 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: ON THE TOWN returns to the Lyric, TUCK EVERLASTING writer Nathan Tysen's new work starts in Kansas City, DEATH OF A SALESMAN opens in London and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! Wraps Up Final Show of 2015 Season- ZORBA! Cast Celebrates Closing NightPhoto Coverage: Encores! Wraps Up Final Show of 2015 Season- ZORBA! Cast Celebrates Closing Night
by Walter McBride - May 12, 2015

New York City Center's Encores! just wrapped up the final production of the 2015 season, Zorba!, directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. The production starred John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the closing night after party! (more...)

John Kander, Theatre Execs from Dallas Summer Musicals, Dr. Phillips Center & More to Receive 2015 Broadway League AwardsJohn Kander, Theatre Execs from Dallas Summer Musicals, Dr. Phillips Center & More to Receive 2015 Broadway League Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2015

The annual Broadway League Awards, honoring excellence and achievement for Touring Broadway, were announced today during the Broadway League's 2015 Spring Road Conference. First presented in 1992, the Broadway League Awards recognize the contributions of those who have displayed exemplary service to the Broadway industry and are considered innovators of their craft. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  New York Pops Salutes Rob and Kathleen MarshallBWW Reviews: New York Pops Salutes Rob and Kathleen Marshall
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2015

A dazzling display of Broadway stars come out to celebrate the careers of one of the theatre's most successful brother/sister dance combos. (more...)

Photo Coverage: John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker & More Take Closing Night Bows in Encores! ZORBA!Photo Coverage: John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker & More Take Closing Night Bows in Encores! ZORBA!
by Walter McBride - May 11, 2015

New York City Center's Encores! just wrapped up the final production of the 2015 season, Zorba!, directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. The production starred John Turturro stars in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the closing night curtain call! (more...)

Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 5/09, Part 2- KINKY BOOTS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More!Photo Flash: Saturday Intermission Pics 5/09, Part 2- KINKY BOOTS, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and More!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld collected as many of yesterday's evening Saturday Intermission Pics as we could to bring you Part 2 of our May 9 #SIP round-up! Check out Part 1 HERE. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 25 - May 1
by BWW Special Coverage - May 1, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of opening night of The Public Theater's GROUNDED, starring Anne Hathaway, the cast of THE VISIT recording the original cast album, a first look at Darren Criss's return to Broadway as HEDWIG, and more! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 3/18/2015 - Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON and More!WAKE UP with BWW 3/18/2015 - Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON and More!
by Jessica Showers - Mar 18, 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: Encores! PAINT YOUR WAGON begins tonight and more! (more...)

Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!Who Will Win the 2015 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 6, 2015

The 69th Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 7th at 8/9c hosted by Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long award season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize.  (more...)

FROZEN's Josh Gad & Santino Fontana Talk Disney Times Square Characters On Social MediaFROZEN's Josh Gad & Santino Fontana Talk Disney Times Square Characters On Social Media
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

FROZEN stars talk Disney mania! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting SuggestionsSOUND OFF Special Edition: I'm Your #1 Fan! Laurie Metcalf & 10 Terrifying MISERY Casting Suggestions
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 24, 2015

The hottest news of the week as far as plays for the new season are concerned is the surprise announcement that the mainstage adaptation of Stephen King's iconic best-selling novel and its subsequent Academy Award-winning feature film adaptation, MISERY, would be coming to Broadway with Hollywood headliner Bruce Willis and a new leading lady in place of the previously announced Elizabeth Marvel - no less than three-time Emmy Award-winning stage and screen notable Laurie Metcalf. Of course, Metcalf will be essaying the operatically dramatic role of the ultimate all-time uber fan Annie Wilkes in the tale of a writer rescued from a horrific car accident by his number one fan only to be trapped and tortured at her secluded cabin in the deep backwoods of Maine. Kathy Bates memorably took home a Best Actress Oscar for her turn in the 1990 film and acclaimed screenwriter William Goldman told me himself in our InDepth InterView about the new stage version of the story that he originally wrote the role in the film explicitly for Bates, as revealed in our exclusive 2012 conversation here. Surely, now is the ideal time to consider some spectacular dramatic actresses who just might be the right replacements should the run of the play extend beyond Metcalf's involvement in the production - and Willis's, too, for that matter. (more...)

Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone to Bring 'It's Better With a Band' to Catalina's Jazz Club, 6/24Ilene Graff & Ben Lanzarone to Bring 'It's Better With a Band' to Catalina's Jazz Club, 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

ILENE GRAFF, Grammy-nominated recording artist, television, and Broadway star, along with her husband, ASCAP-Award winning Musical Director BEN LANZARONE, present their big band show: 'IT'S BETTER WITH A BAND!' on Wednesday, June 24, 2015 at 8:30 P.M. at Hollywood's premiere live music venue, Catalina's Jazz Club ( 6275 Sunset Blvd.). (more...)

Cherry Lane Theatre to Launch Summer Education SeriesCherry Lane Theatre to Launch Summer Education Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

Cherry Lane Theatre will present the first ever summer education series in the theatre's 90-year history, CHERRY LANE SCHOOL - a weeklong intensive offering interactive Master Classes with writers, actors, movement directors, social media experts, etc. - from June 22 to 26 at Cherry Lane Theatre (38 Commerce St. in Greenwich Village), it has been announced by Angelina Fiordellisi, the theatre's Founding Artistic Director. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley RepSamantha Barks, Adam Chanler-Berat & More Will Star in World Premiere of AMELIE at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre has announced that award-winning British actress Samantha Barks will star in the world premiere of AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL directed by Tony Award winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf?). (more...)

The Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERYThe Old Globe Sets Cast, Creative Team for BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for the West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You. Baskerville is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on July 24, with opening night on Thursday, July 30 at 8:00 p.m., in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Although originally scheduled to run through August 23, Baskerville has been extended by popular demand through August 30, 2015! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Umeda Arts Theater just announced the cast and creative team for the World Premiere of Prince of Broadway, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince.  The production 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. (more...)

Hip to Hip Theatre Company to Present 'MERCHANT' & 'MERRY WIVES' This SummerHip to Hip Theatre Company to Present 'MERCHANT' & 'MERRY WIVES' This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

'Spanning small-town Windsor and sophisticated Venice, our 2015 season incorporates romance, wit, suspense and even finance. Join us as we explore both the outrageously funny and the sadistically dark sides of revenge and justice, commerce, courtship, and the social order,' said Jason Marr, Artistic Director of Hip to Hip. (more...)

BWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - MusicalBWW's 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees': Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role - Musical
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 1, 2015

Leading up to Broadway's biggest night, the 2015 TONY AWARDS, BWW brings you our 'Brush Up On Your TONY Nominees' Guide to this year's nominees in the top categories. (more...)

BWW Preview: The World Goes 'Round at Scarborough Musical TheatreBWW Preview: The World Goes 'Round at Scarborough Musical Theatre
by Dennis Kucherawy - Feb 7, 2015

In the musical theatre today, it seems the world goes 'round the shows of composer John Kander & lyricist, the late Fred Ebb. On Broadway, one of their final musicals 'The Visit,' starring Chita Rivera with a book by Terrence McNally, begins previews next Month and opens in April. (more...)

Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7Gallery Players to Present THE BAKER'S WIFE, Opening 3/7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Gallery Players continues its 48th season with a production of the musical, The Baker's Wife. Based on the film La Femme de Boulanger by Marcel Pagnol and Jean Giono, The Baker's Wife features music and lyrics byStephen Schwartz (Wicked) and a book by Joseph Stein (Fiddler of the Roof). A modern day fable of love that has remained a cult favorite, the musical features the songs 'Meadowlark' and 'Proud Lady,' amongst the many other hidden treasures in this musical. This rarely produced musical will warm the hearts of romantics and cynics alike because this is story is not about true love but about the truth in love and how it shapes us. Directed by Barrie Gelles, The Baker's Wife will open on Saturday, March 7th at 8pm. (more...)

Kritzerland to Bring 'THE BIRTHDAY BOYS' to Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 3/8Kritzerland to Bring 'THE BIRTHDAY BOYS' to Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal, 3/8
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents 'THE BIRTHDAY BOYS: THE SONGS OF STEPHEN SONDHEIM & ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER' on Sunday, March 8, 2015 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Oscars Flashback: A Look Back at the Nine Actors Who Have Won an Oscar and Tony for the Same RoleOscars Flashback: A Look Back at the Nine Actors Who Have Won an Oscar and Tony for the Same Role
by Sally Henry - Feb 20, 2015

With the 87th annual Academy Awards just two days away, Hollywood stars seem to be on everyone's mind. Who will win? Who will beat Meryl Streep? Will host Neil Patrick Harris take a star-studded selfie? And most importantly, which Broadway stars will take home a statue? Many stars through the years have earned both a Tony and an Oscar, and as we know from Robert Lopez's win last year, there are some industry professionals with the coveted EGOT- Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony. But did you know nine stars in history have won two awards for the same role? That is, they won a Tony for their Broadway portrayal and an Oscar for the film version. Below, take a look back at the actors who have earned this rare honor! (more...)

Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6Karen Ziemba, Brent Barrett & More Set for AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center, 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

On Friday, March 6, noted arranger Fred Barton will bring the music of Broadway and the American Songbook showmanship to the Schimmel Center at Pace University in American Showstoppers: An Evening of Irving Berlin. Hailed by George Gershwin as 'the greatest songwriter that has ever lived,' the legendary Irving Berlin composed some of the most influential and widely-known songs ever written, many of which have come to form the Great American Songbook. Fred Barton now brings the power of Berlin's Broadway sound front and center, with a hot 14-piece orchestra and a cast of 17 Broadway singers and dancers, and direction and choreography by Jason Wise. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/8/2015 - GIGI, BUZZER, CALL MY PUBLICIST and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/8/2015 - GIGI, BUZZER, CALL MY PUBLICIST and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 8, 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: GIGI opens on Broadway, BUZZER starts at the Public, and reality TV hits the stage in Las Vegas! (more...)

John Turturro to Lead ZORBA! for Encores! with Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie and MoreJohn Turturro to Lead ZORBA! for Encores! with Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The New York Times writes that John Turturro will star in Zorba! for Encores!, running May 6-10, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/28/2015 - Tony Noms, FOLLIES, Brandy in CHICAGO and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/28/2015 - Tony Noms, FOLLIES, Brandy in CHICAGO and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 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: The Tony noms are this morning, Brandy heads to CHICAGO, Porter returns to KINKY BOOTS, FOLLIES lights up Royal Albert Hall and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! ZORBA! - John Turturro, Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana & More!Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of Encores! ZORBA! - John Turturro, Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana & More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. Zorba! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. Zorba! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast together! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with John Turturro, Marin Mazzie & the Company of Encores! ZORBA!; Plus Performance!BWW TV: Chatting with John Turturro, Marin Mazzie & the Company of Encores! ZORBA!; Plus Performance!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 28, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis,Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. Zorba! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. Zorba! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the rehearsal yesterday, where we caught up with the show's stars, and caught an inside look at a performance preview! (more...)

InDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & MoreInDepth InterView: Santino Fontana Talks Encores! ZORBA!, Plus FROZEN, New TV Series, Upcoming Tina Fey Film & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 27, 2015

Today we are talking to a spectacularly accomplished Broadway leading man with a considerable TV and film resume who plays a prominent role in the new Encores! production of John Kander & Fred Ebb's Tony Award-winning musical Zorba coming up next month, the thoughtful Santino Fontana. Explaining his part in the production as well as the unique demands of a special limited run concert presentation such as Zorba! is, Fontana also opens up about the rehearsal process for the show and the developing rapport and camaraderie between himself and the starry assortment of fellow cast members involved in the production - including John Turturro, Zoe Wanamaker, Marin Mazzie and more, all directed by Walter Bobbie. Besides the full 411 on ZOBRA, Fontana also sheds considerable light on his many current and upcoming projects, including the recently released FROZEN follow-up short musical film FROZEN FEVER and whether or not he would like to be involved in subsequent FROZEN-related entities. Furthermore, Fontana gives us a first look at his new TV series SHADES OF BLUE, starring Jennifer Lopez, as well as his new feature film comedy SISTERS, starring Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Additionally, Fontana previews his upcoming PBS twofer with the hotly anticipated premiere of his recent Broadway play ACT ONE, as well as a Mormon Tabernacle Choir concert co-starring members of SESAME STREET. All of that, SUBMISSIONS ONLY reflections, comments on MOZART IN THE JUNGLE and much, much more! (more...)

BWW TV: Sneak Peek - Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana and Elizabeth A. Davis Perform a Scene from Encores! ZORBA!BWW TV: Sneak Peek - Marin Mazzie, Santino Fontana and Elizabeth A. Davis Perform a Scene from Encores! ZORBA!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 27, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat, Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. Zorba! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. Zorba! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. Below, BroadwayWorld has a clip of Mazzie, Fontana and Davis performing a scene from the show! (more...)

Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!Romance, Betrayal, Revenge... Meet the Full Cast of THE VISIT, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Apr 23, 2015

The Visit, the final musical ever by legendary Tony Award-winning duo John Kander and Fred Ebb, celebrates its official opening tonight, April 23, 2015 at the Lyceum Theatre (149 West 45th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch a sneak preview of the show! (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 5/12-31Bristol Riverside Theatre to Present AN ENEMY OF THE PEOPLE, 5/12-31
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Community and collaboration are the watchwords of Bristol Riverside Theatre's production of Henrik Ibsen's An Enemy of the People, running May 12-May 31. Co-directed by Susan D. Atkinson and Amy Kaissar, the high-voltage drama, which concludes BRT's Mainstage Season, features an ensemble of professional actors Keith Baker, Kevin Bergen, Mark Collmer, Brian Brillinger, Laura Giknis, Marc LeVasseur, Shamus Hunter McCarty, P. Brendan Mulvey and Sabrina Proffitt performing alongside Bucks County community members. The production is supported in part by a generous grant from PECO. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/16/2015 - THE KING AND I, A CHORUS LINE, NERDS and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/16/2015 - THE KING AND I, A CHORUS LINE, NERDS and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 16, 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: THE KING AND I sweeps onto Broadway, A CHORUS LINE marks its 40th anniversary, AMERICAN BUFFALO starts in the West End and more! (more...)

Elizabeth A. Davis, Robert Cuccioli Will Join John Turturro & More in Encores! ZORBA!Elizabeth A. Davis, Robert Cuccioli Will Join John Turturro & More in Encores! ZORBA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2015

John Turturro will star in the title role of Zorba, joined by Adam Chanler-Berat , Robert Cuccioli, Elizabeth A. Davis, Santino Fontana, Marin Mazzie, Robert Montano, Carlos Valdes and Zoe Wanamaker in Zorba!, running for seven performances, May 6 - 10, 2015. Zorba! will be directed by Walter Bobbie (Chicago) and choreographed by Josh Rhodes (Rodgers & Hammerstein's Cinderella) with musical direction by Rob Berman. Zorba! is the final production of New York City Center's 2015 Encores! season. (more...)

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