In 2013, Yuu Shirota metRamin Karimloo through the concert series 'Four Stars: One World of Broadway Musicals'. And now, five years later, the two are going to be dueting on Shirota's upcoming album. On October 24th,Shirota will release his first musical-themed album: aproject titled 'A Singer', featuring a duet with Ramin.BWW Flashback: The Great Work Begins! ANGELS IN AMERICA Concludes Broadway Run July 15, 2018
On Tuesday night, England faced off with Columbia in the world cup, the game dramatically ending in a penalty shoot-out. However, according to the BBC, two Nottingham theatergoers couldn't wait until the musical they were attending ended - so they watched the game on their phones in the front row. Several cast members of the production Titanic the Musical took to twitter to express their outrage at the two audience members.BWW Flashback: Relive the Many Roles of Will Chase! June 28, 2018
BroadwayWorld recently announced that stage and screen star Will Chase will join Kelli O'Hara in the Broadway-bound Roundabout Theatre Company's production of Kiss Me, Kate. Roundabout welcomes back longtime friends of the theater: Tony winner Kelli O'Hara who was nominated for her role in the 2006 revival of The Pajama Game opposite Harry Connick, Jr., and Will Chase returns to Roundabout following his Tony nominated role in 2012 revival of The Mystery of Edwin Drood. In 2016, O'Hara and Chase also starred in a sold-out benefit concert reading of Kiss Me, Kate directed by Scott Ellis.
In preparation for Chase making his return to the stage, let's take a look back at his work, on and off Broadway.Barbra Streisand Talks About Theatre, Her Netflix Variety Special, & Not Being A Diva June 14, 2018
Streisand sat down with The Hollywood Reporter for their exclusive 'Awards Chatter' Podcast, which has hosted such guests as Oprah, Meryl Streep, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and more - which you can listen to here. In it, she discusses her new Netflix variety special,'Barbra: The Music... The Mem'ries... The Magic!'.Liza Minnelli Shuts Down Reports About Involvement in Upcoming Judy Garland Movie June 14, 2018
This morning, Radar 'exclusively' reported, 'Renee Zellweger and Liza Minnelli have taken a genuine liking to each other, RadarOnline.com has learned exclusively, now that Zellweger is playing her mom in the upcoming Judy Garland biopic.' Only a few hours later, Minelli, the daughter of the famed Judy Garlandherself, took to Facebook to clear things up.Photo Flash: Carol Burnett Visits Bob Mackie at THE CHER SHOW June 14, 2018
Meet Josh Strobl: it might not be a name you recognize now, but don't be surprised when you see it lighting up a marquee on Broadway in the next few years. That's not only because he is crazy talented and currently a student at University of Michigan (which can claim Pasek & Paul, Gavin Creel, and Darren Criss as alumni), but he was also the winner of the 2016 Best Performance by an Actor Jimmy Award.Broadway Producer Dips Into Family Charity Money; Steals $500K May 22, 2018
Broadway ProducerDavid Richenthal admitted in a settlement with the office of the New York State Attorney General to using the family's charity assets to pay for personal expenses, including travel. In total, he confessed to stealing up to $500,000. Additionally, he made a large grant using his family's foundation funds as a settlement with a former romantic partner.Theatre Under The Stars Releases Hilarious Casting Breakdowns for THE WIZ! May 17, 2018
In case you missed it, Theatre Under The Stars is holding auditions in North Hollywood, CA for their Houston, TX production of The Wiz today, May 17. Two weeks ago, BroadwayWorld posted the casting call to keep you updated and informed about auditions. The casting call looks pretty normal at first glance. Rehearsal dates, contract, audition location, etc. However, it's the breakdown that caught our eye. Take a look at the breakdowns we pulled from the casting call below!BWW Interview: New Film 'Landing Up' Focuses on Hardships of Homeless Women May 16, 2018
'Landing Up' (Bold Compass Films) is a story about a girl with nothing to lose and everything to hide, directed by Dani Tenenbaum and produced/written by Stacey Maltin. The film is to be released on DVD, as well as on-demand throughiTunes, Amazon, and Google Play on May 15, 2018. Check out BroadwayWorld's exclusive interview with lead actress and writer Stacey Maltin, leading man Ben Rappaport, and director Dani Tenenbaum here!BWW Interview: Steve Landes Talks RAIN Bringing The Beatles Back To NYC This Weekend May 4, 2018
RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES celebrates the 50th anniversary of the release of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band! For the first time ever, RAIN will bring the historic album to life in its entirety for this psychedelic multimedia spectacular! This mind blowing performance takes you back in time with the legendary foursome delivering a note-for-note theatrical event that is the next best thing to seeing the Beatles. Experience the world's most iconic band live with a two hour family friendly show -- come celebrate 50 years of Sgt Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES. The show runs at the Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden May 3-6. Buy tickets here!Patti LuPone Speaks Her Mind: 'Cheap' Standing Ovations, Andrew Lloyd Weber, Uma Thurman, and More April 10, 2018
Recent Hamilton alum Solea Pfeiffer makes her Television debut this evening on ABC'S Scandal. She plays Meghan -- a pretty young woman, smart and savvy, charismatic, ambitious over-achiever. Perhaps not a far stretch for the University of Michigan alum who celebrated her 23rd birthday while touring as a lead with the most Tony-nominated musical of all time!Photo Flash: Olympian Broadway Debut Gone Right at THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG March 6, 2018
Two-time Tony Award Winner Norbert Leo Butz is about to take the stage again this year in the Broadway Revival of My Fair Lady as Alfred P. Doolittle -- a part that won George Rose the Tony back in 1976. Butz is one of only nine actors who have won the Best Actor Tony twice (alongside stars like Nathan Lane). As he prepares to take stage yet again, let's reflect on his career: all twenty two years of it!Extra, Extra! NEWSIES Is Now Available For Licensing! March 1, 2018
Check the headlines! The beloved Disneymusical Newsies, featuring songs like 'Seize The Day', 'Santa Fe', and 'King of New York', could be coming to your stage! Music Theatre International announced that they would be exclusively licensing this New York tap extravaganza! Set in New York City at the turn of the century, Newsies is the rousing tale ofJack Kelly, a charismatic newsboy and leader of a ragged band of teenaged 'newsies,' who dreams only of a better life far from the hardship of the streets. But when publishing titans Joseph Pulitzer andWilliam RandolphHearst raise distribution prices at the newsboys' expense, Jack finds a cause to fight for and rallies newsies from across the city to strike for what's right.