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BWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Bristol HippodromeBWW Review: FUNNY GIRL, Bristol Hippodrome
by Tim Wright - Mar 23, 2017

'I'm the greatest star, I am by far, but no one knows it' is the claim by aspiring vaudeville music show actress Fanny Brice at the top of Funny Girl.  Fanny is no ordinary showgirl- no 'Miss Atlantic City'. Her gift is to use that backstreet Brooklyn wit on the stage and tear up the rulebook set by the shows impresarios. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate FactoryPhoto Flash: First Look at LOVE IN IDLENESS at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

With She Loves Me currently running at its home base, Travesties and David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom taking up residence in the West End, and Funny Girl in rehearsals ahead of a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory presents a major new revival of Terence Rattigan's Love in Idleness. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: FUNNY GIRL Starring Sheridan Smith and Chris Peluso Launches UK TourPhoto Flash: FUNNY GIRL Starring Sheridan Smith and Chris Peluso Launches UK Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

Funny Girl, starring Sheridan Smith, officially launched the major UK and Ireland tour last night. Playing opposite Sheridan Smith is Chris Peluso as Nick Arnstein - they will perform in Manchester, Milton Keynes, Liverpool, Bristol, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Newcastle, Southampton, Bradford, Southend, Cardiff and Dublin. The run will extend for a further two weeks, returning to Manchester to complete its run with Smith and Peluso playing the final dates. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast & Creative Team for the European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAYPhoto Flash: Meet the Cast & Creative Team for the European Premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

AND THEY'RE OFF... Meet the cast and creative team for the European premiere of DEATH TAKES A HOLIDAY, pictured this morming on the very first day of rehearsals. (more...)

Photo Flash: Patti LuPone Captured in EVITA-Themed Holiday Ornament for BC/EFAPhoto Flash: Patti LuPone Captured in EVITA-Themed Holiday Ornament for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Inimitable icon Patti LuPone has been a shining star on Broadway for more than four decades. Now, she can be the brilliant centerpiece of your holiday decor as the latest addition to Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS' Broadway Legends ornament collection. Scroll down for a peek at the ornament! (more...)

Photo Flash: CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, Starring Nancy Opel, Celebrates Opening Night at NC StagePhoto Flash: CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, Starring Nancy Opel, Celebrates Opening Night at NC Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

North Carolina Stage Company (NC Stage) presents the world premiere of CURVY WIDOW: THE MUSICAL, starring Nancy Opel (Broadway: Honeymoon in Vegas, Urinetown, Sunday in the Park with George, Teddy & Alice). BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities, plus a peek at Opel onstage, below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Lainie Kazan Plays The IridiumPhoto Coverage: Lainie Kazan Plays The Iridium
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 23, 2016

A few feet away from the stage of the Winter Garden where Lainie Kazan played a Ziegfeld showgirl and understudied Barbra Streisand in 'Funny Girl', a celebrity filled audience and devoted fans got to see Lainie appear on the legendary Iridium nightclub's  stage.    (more...)

Photo Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents BILLY & RAYPhoto Flash: Laguna Playhouse Presents BILLY & RAY
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the second show in the Laguna Playhouse 2016-2017 season, BILLY & RAY, written by Mike Bencivenga and directed by Michael Matthews. "Old Hollywood comes to Laguna Beach in this comedy about the making one of the most iconic films of the 1940s.  I have been wanting director Michael Matthews to direct at the Playhouse for so long and think this is the perfect show for his unique vision.  Our audiences and subscribers are in for a hilarious and wild ride," says Wareham.  BILLY & RAY will begin previews on Wednesday, October 5; will open on Sunday, October 9 and will run through Sunday, October 30, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. (more...)

Photo Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of ConnecticutPhoto Flash: GYPSY Opens at Music Theatre of Connecticut
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's professional award-winning theatre company, will open its 30th Anniversary Season with a revamped production of "Gypsy." The season-opener will run September 9-25. Staged in a cozy 110-seat theatre, this production of "Gypsy" offers audience members the intimacy of a local theatre with the professionalism of Broadway -- an experience only MTC MainStage can provide. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ari Butler, Jessica Naimy and More in 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Ari Butler, Jessica Naimy and More in 'HOW TO SUCCEED...' at The Marriott Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

From the bustling streets of 1960's New York City comes the Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winning musical comedy, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS WITHOUT REALLY TRYING, continuing The Marriott Theatre's acclaimed 2016 Season, running now through October 16 with a press opening on Wednesday, August 31 at 8 p.m. at 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: Signature's Lighthearted MAKE 'EM LAUGHBWW Review: Signature's Lighthearted MAKE 'EM LAUGH
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 15, 2016

After the events of the last few days, it feels cathartic to be in a theatre and laughing again. Thankfully there's Signature Theatre and the sensational duo of Tracy Lynn Olivera and Happy McPartlin in their new cabaret Make 'em Laugh. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and More in NSMT's FUNNY GIRLPhoto Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and More in NSMT's FUNNY GIRL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents a new production of Funny Girl, starring Broadway's Shoshana Bean in the lead role of Fanny Brice. Funny Girl opened last night, Tuesday, June 7 and plays through Sunday, June 19, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and More in Rehearsals for NSMT's FUNNY GIRL; Opening Tonight!Photo Flash: First Look at Shoshana Bean and More in Rehearsals for NSMT's FUNNY GIRL; Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) will soon stage a sparkling new production of Funny Girl, starring Broadway's Shoshana Bean in the lead role of Fanny Brice. Funny Girl starts performances tonight, Tuesday, June 7 and plays through Sunday, June 19, 2016. Check out a first look at rehearsals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emerson Collins in Laguna Playhouse's BUYER AND CELLARPhoto Flash: First Look at Emerson Collins in Laguna Playhouse's BUYER AND CELLAR
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2016

Laguna Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham is thrilled to announce the sixth and final show in the Laguna Playhouse 2015-2016 season, Emerson Collins starring in BUYER AND CELLAR, written by Jonathan Tolins and directed by Larry Raben. "To quote Barbra Streisand, "Hello, Gorgeous!"  When I first saw this production, I knew that our subscribers and audiences would fall wildly in love with it and am thrilled to welcome Emerson Collins to our Laguna stage with the remarkable writing of Jonathan Tolins," says Wareham. BUYER AND CELLAR began previews on Wednesday, June 1; opened on Saturday, June 4 and will run through Sunday, June 26, 2016 at the Laguna Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. BroadwayWorld has a look at the production - check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Flash Exclusive: Erik Altemus, Nova Y. Payton & More Perform with American Pops Orchestra at George Washington UniversityPhoto Flash Exclusive: Erik Altemus, Nova Y. Payton & More Perform with American Pops Orchestra at George Washington University
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - hosted the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. Make Someone Happy: A 60s Cocktail Party at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th. Special guests included theater and screen stars Erik Altemus (Pippin on Broadway), Nova Y. Payton (Helen Hayes Award winner for Hairspray), Nicholas Rodriquez ('One Life to Live' on ABC-TV, Helen Hayes Award winner) and Hayley Travers (Children of Eden at the Kennedy Center), in addition to dancers, choreography and full costumes. Check out photos below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 16-22
by Nora Dominick - Apr 22, 2016

Still gushing over Lin-Manuel Miranda and Hamilton winning a Pulitzer Prize? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy TheatrePhoto Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2016

Last night, the Sheridan Smith-starring revival of Funny Girl opened at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Poster Revealed for Shoshana Bean Led FUNNY GIRL at NSMTPhoto Flash: Poster Revealed for Shoshana Bean Led FUNNY GIRL at NSMT
by Nora Dominick - Mar 18, 2016

Bill Hanney's award winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) has announced that recording artist and Broadway veteran Shoshana Bean has been cast as Fanny Brice in an all new production of Funny Girl opening Tuesday, June 7 and playing thru Sunday, June 19, 2016. The full cast will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at KISS ME, KATE at Maltz Jupiter TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at KISS ME, KATE at Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

What do you get when you combine Shakespeare's Taming of the Shrew with Cole Porter's music and lyrics? A musical that is just too darn hot! Follow the backstage story of feuding couples, raging egos, gamblers and gangsters in the beloved Tony Award-winning musical KISS ME, KATE, onstage now through March 27 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre. Celebrate the joys, madness and rewards of working in the theater -- both onstage and off. Brush up your Shakespeare and don't miss this witty and delightful musical. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)


by Iris Moebius - Mar 8, 2016

„Normal" wird das Leben der Goodmans sicherlich nie sein, aber ob sie einen Weg finden, mit der Krankheit umzugehen, davon erzahlt Fast Normal. Die emotionale Kraft von Handlung und Musik begrundet den immensen Erfolg des Musicals, das in Dortmund in einer Inszenierung von Stefan Huber (Funny Girl) zu sehen ist. Die Premiere fand am vergangenen Samstag zu gemischten Kritiken statt, wahrend das Publikum mit minutenlangem Schlussapplaus seine Begeisterung zum Ausdruck brachte. Weitere Vorstellungen laufen noch bis Mitte Juni. (more...)