Photo Coverage: 5 Genies (and Disney Alumni) Celebrate ALADDIN's 5th Anniversary on Broadway!Photo Coverage: 5 Genies (and Disney Alumni) Celebrate ALADDIN's 5th Anniversary on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 1, 2019

To celebrate the 5th anniversary of Aladdin on Broadway, five current and former Genies stopped the show following yesterday's matinee to perform a medley of Aladdin hits. The five Genies included Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart, current star Michael James Scott, tour Genie Major Attaway, and current Broadway Genie standbys Juwan Crawley and Deonte L. Warren. (more...)

Cleveland Play House Announces 2019-2020 SeasonCleveland Play House Announces 2019-2020 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2019

Cleveland Play House (CPH) is proud to announce its 2019-2020 Subscription Season, inviting audiences to "Seize the Play!" This will be CPH's 104th consecutive season of serving our community with stories that matter in productions that are engaging, surprising, and always entertaining. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party For Encores! CALL ME MADAMPhoto Coverage: Inside the Closing Night Party For Encores! CALL ME MADAM
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2019

For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series revived one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: CALL ME MADAM Takes Closing Night BowsPhoto Coverage: CALL ME MADAM Takes Closing Night Bows
by Walter McBride - Feb 11, 2019

For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series revived one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.' (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On CALL ME MADAM At City CenterReview Roundup: Critics Weigh In On CALL ME MADAM At City Center
by Review Roundups - Feb 7, 2019

For City Center's 75th Anniversary Season the series is reviving one of its own revivals, the musical Call Me Madam. Featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. (more...)

BWW Review: Carmen Cusack's a Charmer in Encores! Mounting of Irving Berlin's Political Spoof CALL ME MADAMBWW Review: Carmen Cusack's a Charmer in Encores! Mounting of Irving Berlin's Political Spoof CALL ME MADAM
by Michael Dale - Feb 7, 2019

The brevity of political satire's shelf life tends to rival that of a tray of supermarket eggs, but it seems one of the quips penned by Howard Lindsay and Russell Crouse for the book of their smash hit 1950 musical Call Me Madam is breathing in new life in the 21st Century. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/7: The Public Will Stage HERCULES, KING KONG in Japan, and More!Wake Up With BWW 2/7: The Public Will Stage HERCULES, KING KONG in Japan, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 7, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! One day more until Friday! Power through the rest of your week by catching up on the top Broadway news! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Carmen Cusack & More in Encores! CALL ME MADAMBWW TV: Watch Highlights of Carmen Cusack & More in Encores! CALL ME MADAM
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 6, 2019

For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series is reviving one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.' Directed by Casey Hushion with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Denis Jones, Call Me Madam will run for seven performances only February 6 through 10 at New York City Center. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Carmen Cusack & More Preview Encores! CALL ME MADAMBWW TV: Watch Carmen Cusack & More Preview Encores! CALL ME MADAM
by TV - Press Previews - Jan 29, 2019

For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series is reviving one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse, Call Me Madam centers around a brassy ambassador to the fictional European nation of Lichtenberg. The show pokes fun at a far more polite and benign political world and includes standards such as 'It's a Lovely Day Today' and 'Something to Dance About,' along with Berlin's most famous counterpoint duet, 'You're Just in Love.' Directed by Casey Hushion with music direction by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman and choreography by Denis Jones, Call Me Madam will run for seven performances only February 6 through 10 at New York City Center.  (more...)

VIDEO: First Look At 'They Like Me' From CALL ME MADAM At City CenterVIDEO: First Look At 'They Like Me' From CALL ME MADAM At City Center
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2019

For the second time in Encores! history-and to honor City Center's 75th Anniversary Season-the series is reviving one of its own revivals. A highlight of the second season of Encores! (1995) and featuring a memorable score by Irving Berlin and book by Howard Lindsay and Russel Crouse. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2019

Final casting for the Encores! production of Call Me Madam as part of City Center's 75th Anniversary Season has been announced. Jason Gotay (Kenneth Gibson), Darrell Hammond (Grand Duke Otto), and Randy Rainbow(Sebastian Sebastian), join the previously announced cast featuring Carmen Cusack, Ben Davis, Adam Heller, Carol Kane, Stanley Wayne Mathis, Brad Oscar, Michael Benjamin Washington, and Lauren Worsham. (more...)

BWW Interview: North Carolina Theatre's New Producing Artistic Director Eric Woodall Talks Diversity in Casting, North Carolina Roots, and MAMMA MIA!BWW Interview: North Carolina Theatre's New Producing Artistic Director Eric Woodall Talks Diversity in Casting, North Carolina Roots, and MAMMA MIA!
by Lauren Van Hemert - Jan 11, 2019

After 16 years with Tara Rubin Casting, Eric Woodall has come home. Born and raised in Benson, North Carolina, Woodall is the new Producing Artistic Director of North Carolina Theatre. He is also overseeing the North Carolina Theatre Conservatory, a program which is near and dear to his heart. Hear what Woodall has to say about his North Carolina roots, diversity in casting, and directing the upcoming North Carolina Theatre production of MAMMA MIA! (more...)

Breaking: Carmen Cusack, Carol Kane, Lauren Worsham, and More Set for Encores! CALL ME MADAMBreaking: Carmen Cusack, Carol Kane, Lauren Worsham, and More Set for Encores! CALL ME MADAM
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2019

New York City Center today announced casting for the Encores! production of Call Me Madam as part of the 75th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Eric Woodall Joins NC Theatre As Artistic DirectorEric Woodall Joins NC Theatre As Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2018

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce the hiring of a familiar face as the theatre's new Artistic Director. Broadway casting director and Benson, NC native, Eric Woodall, will join the NC Theatre team in November. Eric will provide artistic direction for all programming, including mainstage shows, the theatre's Conservatory training, and new works development. (more...)

Jason Gotay to Lead NC Theatre's Cast of Disney's NEWSIESJason Gotay to Lead NC Theatre's Cast of Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2018

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce casting for its final production of the 2017-18 season, Disney's NEWSIES, playing July 24-29 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

IN THE HEIGHTS Kicks Off NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE'S 2018-2019 SeasonIN THE HEIGHTS Kicks Off NORTH CAROLINA THEATRE'S 2018-2019 Season
by Lauren Van Hemert - Mar 26, 2018

Beloved classics and recent Tony Award winners mark North Carolina Theatre's seventh season at The Duke Energy Center. The national tours of Jersey Boys and The King and I headline the season. NC Theatre's productions of In the Heights, Mama Mia, Murder for Two (theatre debut), and family favorite Annie round out the season. (more...)

Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III to Star in NC Theatre's LOVE LETTERSSandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III to Star in NC Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2018

Star of stage and screen, Sandy Duncan, and Raleigh's own, Ira David Wood III will both return to the North Carolina Theatre stage this January in the upcoming production of "Love Letters." Directed by Guy Stroman, the limited engagement runs January 12-21, 2018 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Sandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III to Star in NC Theatre's LOVE LETTERSSandy Duncan and Ira David Wood III to Star in NC Theatre's LOVE LETTERS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

Star of stage and screen, Sandy Duncan, and Raleigh's own, Ira David Wood III will both return to the North Carolina Theatre stage this January in the upcoming production of "Love Letters." Directed by Guy Stroman, the limited engagement runs January 12-21, 2018 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR, THE WONDER YEARS THE MUSICAL, and More Announced for North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

North Carolina Theatre and Broadway Series South are proud to announce the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature classics people know and love, as well as sensational new productions. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre Welcomes New President and CEO
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

The board of North Carolina Theatre, Raleigh's premiere, non-profit professional regional theatre announces the selection of Elizabeth Doran as the organization's new president and chief executive officer. (more...)

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