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FLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch MemorialFLASH FRIDAY: Hats Off! An Elaine Stritch Memorial
by Pat Cerasaro - July 18, 2014

Today we are saluting one of Broadway's brassiest, bawdiest and best-loved leading ladies in honor of her death this week, the one and only Elaine Stritch. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: CATS Claws Its Way Back To The West EndFLASH FRIDAY: CATS Claws Its Way Back To The West End
by Pat Cerasaro - July 11, 2014

Today, in honor of the kick-off of the first West End revival of world renowned mega-musical CATS we serve up a fancy feline feast. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Music, Merriment & Some Fabulous Fireworks - An Independence Day Bonanza!FLASH FRIDAY: Music, Merriment & Some Fabulous Fireworks - An Independence Day Bonanza!
by Pat Cerasaro - July 4, 2014

Today we are tipping our very best top hat to Uncle Sam and celebrating the greatest theatre-themed July 4 moments in honor of Independence Day! (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.FLASH FRIDAY: A Mary Rodgers Guettel Retrospective - ONCE UPON A MATTRESS, FREAKY FRIDAY, Sondheim Collaborations, Etc.
by Pat Cerasaro - June 27, 2014

Today we are saluting a versatile and unique figure in theatre history who grew up as the daughter of one of the most important composers in musical theatre and contributed recognizable and fondly remembered works of her own, as well - Mary Rodgers Guettel. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Big Boys Don't Cry! JERSEY BOYS Hits The Big ScreenFLASH FRIDAY: Big Boys Don't Cry! JERSEY BOYS Hits The Big Screen
by Pat Cerasaro - June 20, 2014

Today we are saluting the 1960s music industry-themed Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is set to hit the big screen in movie theaters nationwide this weekend, JERSEY BOYS. (more...)
7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #1 - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim7 Days Of THE LORD & THE MASTER: Day #1 - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - June 16, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, tickets available here, with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: The Lord & The Master - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen SondheimFLASH FRIDAY: The Lord & The Master - The Music Of Andrew Lloyd Webber & Stephen Sondheim
by Pat Cerasaro - June 13, 2014

Today we shine a special spotlight on the spectacular entertainment set to be presented this coming Monday, June 16, at Joe's Pub, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS THE MUSIC OF ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM, tickets available here, with a tribute to the men behind the music themselves. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: 2004 & 2014 Tony Awards Parallels Aplenty! With Hugh, Idina, Audra, NPH & MoreFLASH FRIDAY: 2004 & 2014 Tony Awards Parallels Aplenty! With Hugh, Idina, Audra, NPH & More
by Pat Cerasaro - June 6, 2014

Today we celebrate the many parallels between the 2004 and 2014 Tony Award races with a celebration of both as we look ahead to this Sunday's 2014 Tony Awards telecast, hosted by none other than 2004 Tony Award winner Hugh Jackman! (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: A Ryan Murphy Retrospective - THE NORMAL HEART, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, GLEE & MoreFLASH FRIDAY: A Ryan Murphy Retrospective - THE NORMAL HEART, AMERICAN HORROR STORY, GLEE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - May 30, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to one of the most notable creative minds in entertainment who is responsible for bringing Larry Kramer's acclaimed Tony Award-winning play to HBO byway of THE NORMAL HEART earlier this week in addition to creating such hits as GLEE, NIP/TUCK and AMERICAN HORROR STORY. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: THE NORMAL HEART - Reality To Broadway To HBOFLASH FRIDAY: THE NORMAL HEART - Reality To Broadway To HBO
by Pat Cerasaro - May 23, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to one of the most revered and respected plays of the last century in honor of the premiere of the HBO film adaptation this weekend, Larry Kramer's THE NORMAL HEART. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Jule Styne Jubilation! From FUNNY GIRL To GYPSY To PETER PAN & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: Jule Styne Jubilation! From FUNNY GIRL To GYPSY To PETER PAN & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - May 9, 2014

In honor of this weekend's sure-to-be spectacular BroadwayWorld special event EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE, today we honor the man behind the music for many of the greatest musicals of all time. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: A Kevin Spacey Cornucopia - Stage, Big Screen, Small Screen & NOWFLASH FRIDAY: A Kevin Spacey Cornucopia - Stage, Big Screen, Small Screen & NOW
by Pat Cerasaro - May 2, 2014

Shining a spotlight on one of the greatest actors alive, today we celebrate the stunning stage and screen career of actor, director and patron of the arts Kevin Spacey. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Come (Back) To The CABARET!FLASH FRIDAY: Come (Back) To The CABARET!
by Pat Cerasaro - April 25, 2014

'What good is sitting alone in your room?' Especially when a big splashy revival of John Kander, Fred Ebb and Joe Masteroff's celebrated Weimar Germany musical CABARET is back on Broadway, starring Michelle Williams and Alan Cumming! (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines OnFLASH FRIDAY: Hey, JC! JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR Shines On
by Pat Cerasaro - April 18, 2014

Today, in honor of Holy Week, we shine a special spotlight on one of the most revered and rockin' musicals ever written, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Musical Theatre Rocks! AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Cast Sings Coldplay, Maroon 5, Madonna & MoreFLASH FRIDAY: Musical Theatre Rocks! AMERICAN IDIOT Tour Cast Sings Coldplay, Maroon 5, Madonna & More
by Pat Cerasaro - April 11, 2014

The hugely talented national tour cast of Green Day-penned Broadway rock musical AMERICAN IDIOT showed off their penchant for contemporary music with a spectacular rock showcase earlier this month and an extensive collection of clips from the performance are now available to view. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Everything's Coming Up Rosie O'Donnell, 2014 Tony Award HonoreeFLASH FRIDAY: Everything's Coming Up Rosie O'Donnell, 2014 Tony Award Honoree
by Pat Cerasaro - April 4, 2014

In honor of this week's announcement that talk show queen and Broadway star Rosie O'Donnell will be receiving a special 2014 Tony Award Honor, the Isabelle Stevenson Award, named after longtime committee chairman Isabelle Stevenson, we take a look at some of her best Tony-related moments from her years as host, performer and presenter - GREASE to TABOO and beyond. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: All Sewn Up! HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Gets Glam For Broadway DebutFLASH FRIDAY: All Sewn Up! HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Gets Glam For Broadway Debut
by Pat Cerasaro - March 28, 2014

Raucous, riotous and risque rock musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH is an anomalous theatre piece like none other and today we celebrate its premiere Broadway production in honor of previews kicking off this weekend for the new 2014 edition starring Neil Patrick Harris. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Tchaikovsky's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Is Roused In Cinemas, 3/20FLASH FRIDAY: Tchaikovsky's THE SLEEPING BEAUTY Is Roused In Cinemas, 3/20
by Pat Cerasaro - March 14, 2014

Following up the numerous rapturously-received productions of Tchaikovsky's renowned and beloved ballet SWAN LAKE in cinemas earlier this year and before, Fathom presents a new entry in the lauded Tchaikovsky canon byway of a lavish and lovingly-produced new production of THE SLEEPING BEAUTY, comprising the talents of many of the world's top talents in dance. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Christopher Plummer Storms The Cinema With THE TEMPESTFLASH FRIDAY: Christopher Plummer Storms The Cinema With THE TEMPEST
by Pat Cerasaro - March 7, 2014

Today we are shining a spotlight on one of the most respected and revered stage and screen stars of the last several decades who is known the world over for not only his stirring and commanding dramatic performances and touching and rib-tickling comedies on film, but also for his iconic roles on the stage playing Shakespeare, performing in straight drama and also musicals - and, perhaps, beloved most of all for his essaying of Captain Von Trapp in the celebrated Robert Wise film adaptation of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning THE SOUND OF MUSIC - the elegant, graceful and eminently gifted Christopher Plummer. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM Waltzes & Rhumbas To The Stage!FLASH FRIDAY: Baz Luhrmann's STRICTLY BALLROOM Waltzes & Rhumbas To The Stage!
by Pat Cerasaro - February 28, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to the recently announced stage adaptation of visionary theatre and film director Baz Luhrmann's blazing 1992 'Red Curtain Trilogy' entry STRICTLY BALLROOM, for which he has aligned a particularly impressive assortment of creative team members, with rehearsals currently underway for an opening set at the end of next month. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: An Ode To Octogenarians, Onstage & OnscreenFLASH FRIDAY: An Ode To Octogenarians, Onstage & Onscreen
by Pat Cerasaro - February 21, 2014

Today we are turning our attention to the increasingly ubiquitous presence of performers in their golden years reaching lofty new career heights and ingratiating themselves with new audiences all the while - most notably, Elaine Stritch, Christopher Plummer, Bruce Dern, June Squibb, Judi Dench, Angela Lansbury, Vanessa Redgrave and James Earl Jones. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Broadway Does Hollywood! Screen To Stage 2014: ROCKY, ALADDIN, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY & BeyondFLASH FRIDAY: Broadway Does Hollywood! Screen To Stage 2014: ROCKY, ALADDIN, BULLETS OVER BROADWAY & Beyond
by Pat Cerasaro - January 31, 2014

The 2013-2014 Broadway season is particularly notable for its preponderance of screen-to-stage adaptations, ranging from ALADDIN to ROCKY to BULLETS OVER BROADWAY and more - not to mention this week's big announcement of KING KING: THE MUSICAL coming to Broadway soon, as well as BACK TO THE FUTURE hitting the West End - so today we are looking at some of the reasons why these properties in particular are perfect for the boards, and, hopefully, the box office. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Ship Of Dreams! TITANIC Is Set To Sail Back To Broadway This FallFLASH FRIDAY: Ship Of Dreams! TITANIC Is Set To Sail Back To Broadway This Fall
by Pat Cerasaro - January 17, 2014

Today we are celebrating a particularly epic and emotionally stirring Best Musical Tony Award winner just announced to be returning to the Great White Way later this year in a stripped-down, back-to-basics production - TITANIC! (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: A Jolly Holiday CelebrationFLASH FRIDAY: A Jolly Holiday Celebration
by Pat Cerasaro - December 20, 2013

The Great White Way is beginning to light up red and green and the massive sign of seasonal merriment represented by the several-story-tall tree in Rockefeller Center further cements the celebration with a brilliant blaze of light in New York City, signaling the season on Broadway and beyond - Christmastime is here again! Yes, indeed! Taking from the vast theatrical canon, today we are looking at some of the most memorable musical theatre moments pertaining to the holiday season with some of Broadway's brightest stars and some of the season's best selections, both old and new. (more...)
FLASH FRIDAY: Down The Rabbit Hole With ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLANDFLASH FRIDAY: Down The Rabbit Hole With ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND
by Pat Cerasaro - November 15, 2013

One of the most iconic and recognizable 19th century novels, Lewis Carroll's literary masterpiece ALICE'S ADVENTURES IN WONDERLAND has been translated into countless iterations over the nearly 150 years since its debut, yet the new Fathom Events presentation of noted director/choreographer Christopher Wheeldon's incredibly imaginative and vivid ballet production may be the most satisfying yet. (more...)

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