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OCTOBER SKY to Receive New York Developmental ReadingOCTOBER SKY to Receive New York Developmental Reading
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2017

It has just been announced that the new musical October Sky, inspired by the Universal Pictures film and "Rocket Boys" by Homer H. Hickam Jr. will receive a developmental lab from October 23-November 10, 2017 in New York City. (more...)

The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP Star Caroline Bowman Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram TodayThe Muny's ALL SHOOK UP Star Caroline Bowman Takes Over BroadwayWorld's Instagram Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2017

BroadwayWorld is excited to announce that Broadway star Caroline Bowman will be taking us behind the scenes at The Muny's thrilling new production of ALL SHOOK UP! (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Engaging and Lively ALL SHOOK UPBWW Review: The MUNY's Engaging and Lively ALL SHOOK UP
by Chris Gibson - Jul 14, 2017

ALL SHOOK UP, a celebration of music performed by the King, Elvis Presley, is a entertaining mash-up of Shakespeare's TWELFTH NIGHT, combined with some ideas from FOOTLOOSE, and with just a pinch of the movie version of GREASE (book by Joe DiPietro). I know how that sounds, but instead of taking itself or the music too seriously, this show actually achieves a sort of subversive and hilarious kitsch appeal. It's the current production on the MUNY's stage, and it's a splashy, funny, silly, and tune-filled hoot from start to finish. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Caroline Bowman, Tim Rogan and More in ALL SHOOK UP at The MunyPhoto Flash: First Look at Caroline Bowman, Tim Rogan and More in ALL SHOOK UP at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2017

The Muny just celebrated its opening night performance of All Shook Up last night, July 13, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's ALL SHOOK UPVIDEO: Go Behind the Scenes of The Muny's ALL SHOOK UP
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 13, 2017

Set to the chart-topping hits of the King of Rock 'n' Roll, himself, Elvis Presley, and based on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night, All Shook Up follows the story of Natalie, a tomboy mechanic with a longing heart, and Chad, a mysterious, hip-swiveling roustabout who is new to town and ready to shake things up. Set in the 1950s, and filled with secret crushes, hysterical shenanigans and matters of the heart, this is one Muny production that promises to have the entire family dancing in their "Blue Suede Shoes." (more...)

VIDEO: Dive Under the Sea with New Highlights from Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The MunyVIDEO: Dive Under the Sea with New Highlights from Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Disney's The Little Mermaid going swimmingly at The Muny, and BroadwayWorld has a look at new highlights from the show below! (more...)

BWW Review: The MUNY's Outstanding and Visually Stunning THE LITTLE MERMAIDBWW Review: The MUNY's Outstanding and Visually Stunning THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Chris Gibson - Jun 26, 2017

It's interesting to imagine just what fairy tale author Hans Christian Andersen would think of the musical version of THE LITTLE MERMAID (book by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken, and lyrics by Howard Ashman and Glenn Slater) that's now gracing the stage of The MUNY. Though he might quibble with the liberties the book takes with his story, I think he would be absolutely blown away by the performances and stagecraft that are on display. It's a terrific and captivating production that doesn't skimp on the eye candy. Though the Disney film has been around since 1989, it's still a hugely popular movie for members of the younger set, and the equally successful musical has been beguiling audiences for almost 10 years as well. It's timeless charms are a perfect match for the MUNY's vast expanses, which are filled with imaginative imagery that families will find exquisitely appealing. (more...)

Review Roundup: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The MunyReview Roundup: Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2017

The Muny's opening night performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid took place last night, June 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Emma Degerstedt, Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner and More Making a Splash in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The MunyPhoto Flash: First Look at Emma Degerstedt, Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner and More Making a Splash in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

The Muny's opening night performance of Disney's The Little Mermaid took place last night, June 20, 2017, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner, and Emma Degerstedt and More in Highlights from The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAIDVIDEO: Jason Gotay, Emily Skinner, and Emma Degerstedt and More in Highlights from The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the video below! (more...)

VIDEO: Emily Skinner Performs POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS at The MunyVIDEO: Emily Skinner Performs POOR UNFORTUNATE SOULS at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has a first look at The Muny Production of THE LITTLE MERMAID. Check out the video below! (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next YearGeorgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Michael Greif at New York Theatre Workshop's 2017 Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Michael Greif at New York Theatre Workshop's 2017 Spring Gala!
by Walter McBride - May 16, 2017

Just last night, New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) 2017 Spring Gala celebrated partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. (more...)

The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAID Finds Its Full Company!The Muny's THE LITTLE MERMAID Finds Its Full Company!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

The Muny announced today its full cast and design teams for Disney's The Little Mermaid, the second production of its 99th season, which plays June 20-29. Disney's The Little Mermaid is proudly sponsored by Emerson. (more...)

Stars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael GreifStars of WAR PAINT, Idina Menzel, Ben Platt, Annaleigh Ashford and More Set for NYTW's 2017 Gala Honoring Michael Greif
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that the NYTW 2017 Spring Gala will celebrate partnerships with honorees Dartmouth College, whose residency partnership with NYTW spans a quarter of a century; along with longtime NYTW Usual Suspect and Tony Award-nominated Director Michael Greif (Dear Evan Hansen, War Paint), who was an inaugural member of NYTW's 'New Directors Project' in 1984 and rose to prominence with his direction of Machinal at the Public and Rent at NYTW. The Gala will be held on Monday, May 15 at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St., New York, NY 10036). (more...)

Photo Flash: FULLER HOUSE's Juan Pablo Di Pace Makes Feinstein's/54 Below DebutPhoto Flash: FULLER HOUSE's Juan Pablo Di Pace Makes Feinstein's/54 Below Debut
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2017

Juan Pablo Di Pace -- perhaps best known for his role as Fernando in the NETFLIX original series 'Fuller House' - just made his Feinstein's/54 Below debut on February 21 & 22 in 'An Evening with Juan Pablo Di Pace.' The internationally-acclaimed one-man show, which he wrote and produced, traces Di Pace's rise to stardom through songs, stories and humor. Di Pace was accompanied by music director Charlie Alterman. BroadwayWorld has photos of him onstage below! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown, Adam Kantor and More Sign on for Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY SeriesJason Robert Brown, Adam Kantor and More Sign on for Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY Series
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Symphony Space's PROJECT BROADWAY, a celebration of all that's new and exciting on the Great White Way, returns for its second installment, March 27 - April 2. This year's theme is 'The Art of Collaboration,' spotlighting the alchemy that turns music, book, choreography, and staging into theatrical magic. (more...)

LOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho PlayhouseLOVE FOR SALE Extended Through March 3 at Soho Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Paris, 1934. A naive American songstress turns up in a cafe, hoping to escape the Depression & make her name…but there are other things in store for her in the City of Light. (more...)

FULLER HOUSE's Juan Pablo Di Pace Set for Feinstein's/54 BelowFULLER HOUSE's Juan Pablo Di Pace Set for Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Audiences are in for a special treat when Di Pace -- perhaps best known for his role as Fernando in the NETFLIX original series "Fuller House" - introduces them to his superb gifted talents in An Evening with Juan Pablo di Pace. (more...)

BWW Interview: Juan Pablo Di Pace Gets Ready for His 54 Below DebutBWW Interview: Juan Pablo Di Pace Gets Ready for His 54 Below Debut
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Feb 14, 2017

On February 21st and 22nd, TV star Juan Pablo Di Pace will take the stage at New York's 54 Below with a his new show, highlighting his song and dance skills, so far seen in London and Madrid. (more...)

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