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12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Photo 12 Days Left To Vote For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 19th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards;  at Felsenreitschule Photo Latest Stats Released For The 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards; at Felsenreitschule Salzburg Leads Best Ensemble Performance!
by BWW - Dec 12, 2022

The latest standings as of Monday, December 12th, have been released for the 2022 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers get to vote for their favorites.

BWW Review: HALLOWEEN DINNER at Das Vindobona Photo BWW Review: HALLOWEEN DINNER at Das Vindobona
by Martin Ganeider - Oct 30, 2021

The Vindobona, house of entertainment and culinary finesse transformed into a spooky Mansion for Halloween Weekend. An eerie feast for your ears and your palate. From Defying Gravity to the poor unfortunate souls. From all-time classics like THE TIME WARP or the Halloween favorite MONSTER MASH.

BWW Review: FLOATING CONCERTS at Meine Insel Photo BWW Review: FLOATING CONCERTS at Meine Insel
by Martin Ganeider - Jul 17, 2021

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BWW Previews: FLOATING CONCERTS 2021 at Alte Donau Photo BWW Previews: FLOATING CONCERTS 2021 at Alte Donau
by Martin Ganeider - Jun 19, 2021

Due to the huge success, the FLOATING CONCERTS are coming back later this summer. A truly remarkable idea, floating on the beautiful Alte Donau, with fine music and great artists. Vienna at its best.

BWW Previews: THE GREAT VBW CONCERT-WE PLAY FOR AUSTRIA at Recorded At The Ronacher T Photo BWW Previews: THE GREAT VBW CONCERT-WE PLAY FOR AUSTRIA at Recorded At The Ronacher Theatre Vienna
by Martin Ganeider - Apr 3, 2021

After numerous streaming events, here is one we have all been waiting for since Covid-19 closed all our theatres.

Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Vereinige B√ľhnen Wien M Photo Winners Announced For The 2020 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards! Vereinige B√ľhnen Wien Musical Vienna Wins Theatre Of The Decade!
by BWW Staff - Jan 5, 2021

Winners have been announced for the 2020 BroadwayWorld Austria Awards - which were back bigger than ever, celebrating the best in local theatre of the past decade!

BWW Previews: EVITA at Musicalsommer Winzendorf Photo BWW Previews: EVITA at Musicalsommer Winzendorf
by Martin Ganeider - Dec 6, 2019

Well-known Musical Actress Wietske van Tongeren is going to play EVITA next summer in the Musicalsommer Winzendorf production. Van Tongeren is currently stepping in as Grizabella in the sold-out run of CATS in Vienna. Winzendorf will be a breathtaking location for the Andrew Lloyd Webbers dramatic show about the most famous and powerful women in Argentine history. Director Marika Lichter told the press, that she knew in the moment she was watching pictures from Evita, who would be a perfect fit for her production in Winzendorf.

ASPECTS OF LOVE Makes Austrian Premiere Photo ASPECTS OF LOVE Makes Austrian Premiere
by Stephi Wild - Dec 1, 2019

From the 13th to the 18th of February 2020, The Musical Showroom will be presenting the Austrian premiere of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical ASPECTS OF LOVE at the Theater Arche in Vienna. The musical tells in 2 acts the tragic and emotional story of a family and their companions over three generations.

Oper Bonn zeigt SUNSET BOULEVARD mit Pia Douwes als Norma Desmond
by Marcel Konrath - May 30, 2017

Norma Desmond hatte ihre große Zeit, als die Bilder zwar schon laufen, aber noch nicht sprechen konnten. Dass der Stummfilm schon langst dem Tonfilm weichen musste, will die exzentrische Diva einfach nicht wahrhaben. In ihrer luxuriosen Villa am beruhmten Sunset Boulevard, unweit der Hollywood- Traumfabriken, hat sie sich ihre eigene Realitat geschaffen und wartet auf eine gunstige Gelegenheit fur ihr Comeback. Als der junge Drehbuchautor Joe Gillis zufallig auf ihr verwildertes Anwesen gelangt, gerat er in den Sog ihrer faszinierenden Personlichkeit - mit todlichem Ausgang.

Wietske van Tongeren Videos

STAGE TUBE: ROCKY Celebrates First Year on Stage in Germany!
by Stage Tube - Nov 22, 2013

The German cast of ROCKY, led by Drew Sarich, just celebrated its first year on stage in Hamburg, and in the video below, go behind the scenes of the special celebration!

STAGE TUBE: First Look at New German Pre-Broadway ROCKY Commercial
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2013

The world premiere of Rocky took place November 18 in Hamburg under the direction of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony nominee Alex Timbers. It will transfer to Broadway in Feburary 2014. Check out the pre-Broadway commercial below!

It's Official! ROCKY The Musical is Headed to Broadway's Winter Garden Theatre
by Robert Diamond - Apr 28, 2013

The paper reports that 'the Broadway version is expected to cost about $15 million, according to Bill Taylor of Stage Entertainment USA, which is producing 'Rocky' on Broadway with Mr. Stallone.' and that 'The Broadway production is expected to be fairly similar to the one in Hamburg, Mr. Taylor said, including the finale - Rocky's climatic fight against Apollo in a regulation-size boxing ring - and the use of music from the movies, like Bill Conti's theme music and 'Eye of the Tiger.'

Rialto Chatter: Is ROCKY Musical Headed to The Winter Garden?
by Robert Diamond - Apr 19, 2013

Immediately, speculation began at what might replace MAMMA MIA! in the theatre, which was previously home to CATS. Today, Michael Riedel reports that Broadway might see a Spring transfer of the ROCKY musical, now running in Germany. He writes that '"Rocky das Musical" cost $20 million to stage in Germany. Sources say the price tag could hit nearly $30 million in New York. With so much money to recoup, the show would inevitably have to land at one of Broadway's largest theaters.'

BWW TV UK EXCLUSIVE: ROCKY Premieres in Hamburg - Talking With the Cast & Creative Team!
by Stage Tube - Jan 20, 2013

ROCKY - The Musical, featuring Drew Sarich and Wietske van Tongeren, made its world premiere in Hamburg this winter. Hear what the cast and creative team have to say about the show below!

STAGE TUBE: ROCKY - THE MUSICAL Releases German Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Oct 29, 2012

ROCKY - The Musical has released its German trailer, featuring leading actors Drew Sarich and Wietske van Tongeren as Rocky and Adrian, as well as Uwe Dreves as Rocky's coach Mickey. Watch it below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with Drew Sarich and More Filming ROCKY - THE MUSICAL Trailer!
by Stage Tube - Oct 28, 2012

Several weeks ago, ROCKY's leading actor Drew Sarich and fellow star Wietske van Tongeren, who plays Adrian, met with filmmakers to bring new life to the 1976 film, shooting some of its most well-known scenes for the musical's trailer. Go behind the scenes at the shoot below!

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes with ROCKY's Terence Archie in Germany!
by Stage Tube - Oct 27, 2012

Four weeks before the premiere of ROCKY - THE MUSICAL, its ensemble and a live German orchestra present songs from the show. Broadway's Terence Archie sings for the first time as an actor in German and talks about getting into character in the video below!

STAGE TUBE: ROCKY Stars Preview Musical Numbers in Germany
by Robert Diamond - Jun 28, 2012

The new musical adaptation of ROCKY met the German press, including a mini-concert by the show's stars! The show will open this November in Hamburg under the direction of PETER AND THE STARCATCHER Tony nominee Alex Timbers.

STAGE TUBE: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Returns to Salzburg
by BroadwayWorld TV - Oct 23, 2011

Click below to hear what Uwe Kröger and Wietske van Tongeren have to say about the return of THE SOUND OF MUSIC to Salzburg, on Chinese Channel CCTV 9 (English Channel).