BWW Review: Fountain Hills Theater Presents PIPPINBWW Review: Fountain Hills Theater Presents PIPPIN
by Herbert Paine - Apr 23, 2019

The good news of Fountain Hills Theater's production of PIPPIN, directed by Peter J. Hill, is that it serves well as fun family fare with a solid message. In a robust and celebratory finale, the entire ensemble gathers to remind us all that in the circus of life, it's the simple things that shine brightest. PIPPIN runs through May 5th in the Mainstage Theatre at Fountain Hills Theater in Fountain Hills, AZ. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet at HADESTOWNPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet at HADESTOWN
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2019

Following record-breaking runs at New York Theatre Workshop, Canada's Citadel Theatre, and the National Theatre, the new musical Hadestown opened on Broadway last night! BroadwayWorld was there and you can check out photos from the star-studded red carpet below! (more...)

Ann Reinking and Ben Vereen Will Host The Chita Rivera AwardsAnn Reinking and Ben Vereen Will Host The Chita Rivera Awards
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2019

Legendary performers and Tony® Award winners Ann Reinking (Dancin,' Sweet Charity, Chicago, 'Annie')and Ben Vereen (Pippin, Jesus Christ Superstar, Fosse, Wicked)will host the 2019 Chita Rivera Awards (www.ChitaRiveraAwards.com),taking place at NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place, off Washington Square Park) on Sunday, May 19 at 7:30pm. Joe Lanteri, Founder and Executive Director of the New York City Dance Alliance Foundation (www.NYCDAFoundation.net) produces the Chita Rivera Awards in conjunction with Patricia Watt. (more...)

STRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Announced At The TriadSTRENGTH OF A WOMAN: A PHYLLIS HYMAN TRIBUTE 70TH BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION Announced At The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2019

The Triad Theater, Off-Broadway Theatre, presents Queen Diva in "Strength of a Woman: A Phyllis Hyman Tribute 70th Birthday Celebration" on Saturday, July 6, 2019. The 120 minute tribute celebration begins with Phyllis Hyman's Disco Hit produced by New York's Own James Mtume 'You Know How To Love Me,' to Duke Ellington's "Sophisticated Ladies Medley-Sophisticated Ladies, A Train, It Don't Mean A Thing, In A Sentimental Mood" to her pivotal vocal performance in Brooklyn's own Spike Lee's "School Daze" singing "Be One"  to her recording career beginning with Veteran Producer Norman Connors singing "Betcha By Golly Wow" to  her favorite songs "What You Won't Do For Love," to "Old Friend" a song she would dedicate to her numerous dear friends who died of AIDS in the late 1980's and early 1990's. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Freshen Up on Bob Fosse's Most Revelatory Moments Ahead of FOSSE/VERDONBWW Flashback: Freshen Up on Bob Fosse's Most Revelatory Moments Ahead of FOSSE/VERDON
by Paul Smith - Apr 9, 2019

All That Jazz and more is coming to FX. The highly anticipated miniseries Fosse/Verdon premieres on Tuesday, April 9. With excitement building, BroadwayWorld has compiled a list of the most iconic dances and performances of Fosse's career. (more...)

BWW Interview: BEN VEREEN of STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN at the Musical Instrument MuseumBWW Interview: BEN VEREEN of STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN at the Musical Instrument Museum
by Timothy Shawver - Apr 9, 2019

The Musical Instrument Museum presents STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN bringing the legendary perform to Phoenix for two shows on April 20th. (more...)

LA's Next Great Stage Star Musical Theatre Competition Announces AuditionsLA's Next Great Stage Star Musical Theatre Competition Announces Auditions
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2019

Creator, Director and Executive Producer Michael Sterling, along with Co-Executive Producer Barbara Van Orden and Associate Producer Peter Welkin have announced that auditions for LA's Next Great Stage Star 2019 Presented by Princess Cruises will take place Saturday, April 20th and Saturday April 27th between 11am and 6 :00 pm in North Hollywood, CA at Madilyn Clark Studios. The critically acclaimed Broadway Musical Theatre competition will be presented as a series of six 1:00 pm Sunday matinees at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District beginning May 26th and continuing through June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th, and June 23rd, ending with the Grand Finale on June 30th, thus marking the event's 13th consecutive anniversary year. (more...)

Auditions Announced For LA's Next Great Stage Star 2019 Presented By Princess CruisesAuditions Announced For LA's Next Great Stage Star 2019 Presented By Princess Cruises
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2019

Creator, Director and Executive Producer Michael Sterling, along with Co-Executive Producer Barbara Van Orden and Associate Producer Peter Welkin have announced that auditions for LA's Next Great Stage Star 2019 Presented by Princess Cruises will take place Saturday, April 20th and Saturday April 27th between 11am and 6 :00 pm in North Hollywood, CA at Madilyn Clark Studios. The critically acclaimed Broadway Musical Theatre competition will be presented as a series of six 1:00 pm Sunday matinees at the historic El Portal Theatre in North Hollywood's NoHo Arts District beginning May 26th and continuing through June 2nd, June 9th, June 16th, and June 23rd, ending with the Grand Finale on June 30th, thus marking the event's 13th consecutive anniversary year. (more...)

Jennie T. Anderson Theatre Hosts Atlanta's First Musicals In Concert SeriesJennie T. Anderson Theatre Hosts Atlanta's First Musicals In Concert Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2019

A 606-seat theatre in Cobb County, Georgia has become a trending topic, in recent months. The Jennie T. Anderson Theatre is the primary venue in the Netflix film, Dumplin. It also hosted Oprah Winfrey and Stacey Abrams in November, with an event that sold out within minutes. Each year, Cobb County PARKS and the Jennie T. Anderson Theatre produces a line-up of varying musical performances for theatre-going patrons. (more...)

VIDEO: Ben Vereen Sings 'What A Wonderful World' On WBGOVIDEO: Ben Vereen Sings 'What A Wonderful World' On WBGO
by Stage Tube - Mar 27, 2019

This week, theatre legend Ben Verseen stopped in at the WBGO studio for a performance of 'What A Wonderful World'. Check out video of the song below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: SNS' PIPPIN Leaves Its Performers Hanging But Not The AudienceBWW Reviews: SNS' PIPPIN Leaves Its Performers Hanging But Not The Audience
by Paul Batterson - Mar 25, 2019

Performing as the Leading Player in Short North Stage's production of PIPPIN, Knicole faces a whole new set of challenges, including singing upside down from a trapeze six feet off the ground. PIPPIN, which runs from March 21-April 14 at the Garden Theatre (1187 N. High Street in downtown Columbus), could be best described as a circus. The SNS production features a host of performers in clown white as well as some Cirque Du Soleil-like acrobatics in its retelling of Pippin's search for meaning in his life. (more...)

Meet the Cast of HADESTOWN- Now in Previews!Meet the Cast of HADESTOWN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Mar 22, 2019

Hadestown begins preview performances tonight, March 22, at the Walter Kerr Theatre, ahead of a Wednesday, April 17 official opening night. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUESPhoto Flash: Inside Opening Night of Ruben Santiago-Hudson's LACKAWANNA BLUES
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Ruben Santiago-Hudson's powerful and touching solo play 'Lackawanna Blues' is currently running at the Mark Taper Forum. Produced by Center Theatre Group, See photos from opening night! (more...)

Jason Mraz To Headline Shane's Inspiration's 18th Annual GalaJason Mraz To Headline Shane's Inspiration's 18th Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2019

Grammy award-winning singer/songwriter Jason Mraz will headline Shane's Inspiration's star-studded gala on Friday evening, March 29th at The Beverly Hills Hotel. The 'The Greatest Playground Reimagined' celebration will be co-hosted by Carrie Ann Inaba ( The Talk/Dancing with the Stars). The festivities will include celebrity red carpet arrivals, cocktail reception, dinner, live and silent auctions, live entertainment, awards program, and much more. (more...)

Sofia Carson And Johnese Spisso To Be Honored At Los Angeles Ballet's GalaSofia Carson And Johnese Spisso To Be Honored At Los Angeles Ballet's Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Los Angeles Ballet (LAB), the city's own and only professional classical ballet company, celebrates its Season 13 Gala on Thursday, April 11, 2019 at the Beverly Hilton in Beverly Hills. This year's honorees are Johnese Spisso, President of UCLA Health, CEO UCLA Hospital System and Associate Vice Chancellor, UCLA Health Services who will receive the Global Impact Award and actress and singer Sofia Carson, who will receive the Los Angeles Ballet Ambassador Award. (more...)

Bay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy, and MoreBay Street Announces A STAR IS BORN in Concert Featuring Farah Alvin, Jessica Hendy, and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts announces A Star is Born: The Concert, on Saturday, April 13 at 8 pm. The show features a number of Broadway' finest singers, from shows such as Cats, Crazy for You, Aida, and more. Bay Street audiences will remember director/performer Scott Coulter from Music Monday's Stephen Schwartz & Friends and the 8-Track Memories concert.  (more...)

JILTED Returns In Triumph To NYC!JILTED Returns In Triumph To NYC!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2019

JILTED TO PERFECTION, a short musical romance, written and starring acclaimed opera singer, Debra Cook, after a joyous and celebrated run last summer on Theatre Row, returns for a special showing at The Triad, the posh NYC cabaret, on Saturday afternoon, April 13 @ 3:00 p.m., 158 West 72nd Street (between Amsterdam & Columbus aves) with tickets available at www.triadnyc.com. Two drink minimum, light fare available. (more...)

Ben Vereen to Take the Stage at Dizzy's Club for 8 PerformancesBen Vereen to Take the Stage at Dizzy's Club for 8 Performances
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2019

Ben Vereen, star of stage, screen and television, will bring an exciting show to Dizzy's Club at Jazz at Lincoln Center, Broadway and 60th Street, 5th Floor for a special four nights, April 4th through April 7th, 2019. Two shows each night at 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm. (more...)

Carrie Ann Inaba To Emcee Shane's Inspiration Gala The Beverly Hills HotelCarrie Ann Inaba To Emcee Shane's Inspiration Gala The Beverly Hills Hotel
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2019

Shane's Inspiration, the global leader in creating inclusive playgrounds and educational programs for children with disabilities, is celebrating its 18th annual gala on Friday evening, March 29, at The Beverly Hills Hotel. (more...)

Theater for the New City Presents SIGN IN THE SIX O'CLOCK SKYTheater for the New City Presents SIGN IN THE SIX O'CLOCK SKY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2019

The Xoregos Performing Company is presenting a new play at Theater for the New City by Arnold Schulman, a playwright and screenwriter who has been nominated for two Academy Awards and written for Broadway. Schulman's Sign in the Six O'Clock Sky debuts at Theater for the New City March 14 and runs through March 31. Shela Xoregos directs the production. Tickets are $18 and $15 for seniors and students. (more...)

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