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McAnuff is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and former Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Broadway: Summer, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), Billy ... (read more)
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Bio:
McAnuff is a two-time Tony Award-winning director and former Artistic Director of the Stratford Festival. Broadway: Summer, Doctor Zhivago, Jesus Christ Superstar, Guys and Dolls, Aaron Sorkin’s The Farnsworth Invention, Jersey Boys (Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical), Billy ... (read more)
BWW Review:  Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Moves To The York BWW Review: Gerard Alessandrini's FORBIDDEN BROADWAY: THE NEXT GENERATION Moves To The York
by Michael Dale - Jan 25, 2020

It's been only three months since the brilliant lyricist/director Gerard Alessandrini opened the latest edition of his Tony-honored satirical creation Forbidden Broadway at The Triad, but after a brief hiatus, the company has moved their antics east for a stint at The York. (more...)

Photo Flash: Take a Look at New Photos of Aaron De Jesus, Keith Hines and More in JERSEY BOYS Photo Flash: Take a Look at New Photos of Aaron De Jesus, Keith Hines and More in JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

Jersey Boys is currently at New York City's New World Stages. (more...)

Dianne McIntyre Has Been Named A 2020 United States Artist Fellow Dianne McIntyre Has Been Named A 2020 United States Artist Fellow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

The United States Artists (USA) announced today that dancer/ choreographer Dianne McIntyre is one of fifty recipients of their 2020 USA Fellow award. Each of the fifty recipients will receive a $50,000 cash award of unrestricted funds. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Present February Panel: FESTIVALS: WORKING HARD TO GIVE YOUR SHOW A CHANCE Theater Resources Unlimited to Present February Panel: FESTIVALS: WORKING HARD TO GIVE YOUR SHOW A CHANCE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2020

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents the February Panel, Festivals: Working Hard to Give Your Show a Chance, on Tuesday, February 25, 2020 at The Actors Temple Theatre, 339 W. 47th Street, NYC. Doors open at 7pm for networking and the panel starts at 7:30pm. (more...)

BWW Review: “JERSEY BOYS” --“Oh, What a Night,” once again, at the Connor Palace BWW Review: “JERSEY BOYS” --“Oh, What a Night,” once again, at the Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 22, 2020

It's back! 'JERSEY BOYS,' the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, is back in residence at the Connor Palace in Playhouse Square for a short run. (more...)

Tickets On Sale For The Much-Anticipated Return Of JERSEY BOYS At The 5th Avenue Theatre Tickets On Sale For The Much-Anticipated Return Of JERSEY BOYS At The 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2020

Tickets are on sale now for the much-anticipated return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing in Seattle for one week only at The 5th Avenue Theatre from April 14 a?" 19, 2020.  (more...)

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at The Fox - I'd Love to Love You, Baby SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL Opens at The Fox - I'd Love to Love You, Baby
by Tanya Seale - Jan 17, 2020

SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical opens with a swell of music and a chorus full of sequined, big-haired glittered-up dancers who sure can sing. The costumes are dazzling. The strobe lights are electrifying. Everything is loud and large and pulsing and promising. a?oeYou like that modest opening?a?? Diva Donna (Dan'yelle Williamson, one of the three actors who plays Donna) asks the audience outright. a?oeWe just threw it together.a?? It's funny of course, because this is a big production, and nothing is farther from the truth. However... (more...)

National Tour of HAIRSPRAY, THE PROM and More Are Coming to the Hippodrome Theatre for the 2020-21 Season National Tour of HAIRSPRAY, THE PROM and More Are Coming to the Hippodrome Theatre for the 2020-21 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2020

Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the Hippodrome Theatre, has announced the lineup for the new 2020-21 CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series. (more...)

BWW Review: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at ASU Gammage is Hot Stuff BWW Review: SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at ASU Gammage is Hot Stuff
by Nathaniel Jones - Jan 9, 2020

Astonishing is a word some would use to describe something amazing they witnessed. In most cases and with most shows this word would suffice. However, what I saw on December 7th, 2020 at ASU Gammage does not just surpass this simple word, it stamps it into the ground. SUMMER: The Donna Summer Musical is beyond any praise I could write in here and by far the must-see of 2020. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS is Returning to Cleveland JERSEY BOYS is Returning to Cleveland
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020

Dates have been announced for the Cleveland return engagement of the Tony, Grammy and Olivier Award-winning hit musical Jersey Boys, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons. The musical will make its much-anticipated return to Cleveland to play the Connor Palace as a Huntington Featured Performance on January 21 through January 26. Tickets are available at the Playhouse Square Ticket Office (1519 Euclid Ave in downtown Cleveland), by visiting playhousesquare.org, or by calling 216-241-6000. Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 216-640-8600. (more...)

BWW Review: SUMMER at the Paramount - A Raucous Party with No Story BWW Review: SUMMER at the Paramount - A Raucous Party with No Story
by Jay Irwin - Jan 1, 2020

a?oeSummer, The Donna Summer Musicala?? opened last night, New Year's Eve, at the Paramount like a shiny ball descending on Seattle signifying the new year. But just like the ball dropping and switching from one year to the next, it amounted to very little other than a reason to party. With a book that feels like a story conveyed by a 6-year-old with severe ADHD and staging so bad that it actually made me laugh out loud at one point, this flashy tale of the life of a Disco Diva, filled with mirror balls, strobe lights, and even a car chase on stage, falls squarely into the realm of a?oewhat were they thinking?!a?? (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD Has Broken the Box Office House Record at the Imperial Theatre AIN'T TOO PROUD Has Broken the Box Office House Record at the Imperial Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019

Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has once again broken the box office house record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 29, 2019, was $1,865,016.90, the highest in the history of the Imperial Theatre. The musical broke its own record of $1,710,207.90 set the week of December 8, 2019. Prior to that, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the Imperial's house record, grossing $1,663,895.00 in January 2010. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Returns To Columbus For A Limited Engagement At The Palace JERSEY BOYS Returns To Columbus For A Limited Engagement At The Palace
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019

The Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, makes its much-anticipated return to Columbus to play the Palace Theatre for three performances only January 10 and 11. Part of the PNC Broadway in Columbus series, JERSEY BOYS is being presented by CAPA and Broadway in Columbus. (more...)

VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL in San Francisco VIDEO: Get a Sneak Peek at SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL in San Francisco
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019

The national tour of SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL, a moving tribute to the voice of a generation, is coming to the Golden Gate Theatre December 3 a?" 29, 2019. Go behind the scenes in the video! (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at National Theatre BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at National Theatre
by Hannah Wing - Dec 19, 2019

Jersey Boys, directed by Des McAnuff, is a typical, fast paced jukebox musical full of popular songs, but the storyline doesn't hit the right notes. (more...)

Video: Bill And Hillary Clinton Stop By AIN'T TOO PROUD On Broadway Video: Bill And Hillary Clinton Stop By AIN'T TOO PROUD On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019

This week, President Bill Clinton and Hillary Clinton stopped by Broadway's Ain't Too Proud and swung by backstage after the show to meet with the cast. (more...)

Tickets for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at  Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre Go On Sale Friday Tickets for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL at Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre Go On Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019

Broadway In Chicago has announced that tickets for SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL will go on sale on Friday, December 13.  SUMMER will play Broadway In Chicago's James M. Nederlander Theatre (24 W. Randolph) for a limited two-week engagement February 12-23, 2020. (more...)

SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle SUMMER: THE DONNA SUMMER MUSICAL is Coming to Seattle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

Full casting has been announced for the North American Tour of Summer: The Donna Summer Musical. The three actresses who will play the role of musical icon Donna Summer will be Dan'yelle Williamson as 'Diva Donna,' Alex Hairston as 'Disco Donna' and Olivia Elease Hardy as 'Duckling Donna.' (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD " THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Breaks Imperial Theatre Box Office Record AIN'T TOO PROUD " THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Breaks Imperial Theatre Box Office Record
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that the smash hit Broadway musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has set a new box office record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 8, 2019, was $1,710,207.90 in the 1,424 seat theater, the highest for any week at the Imperial Theatre. Prior to Ain't Too Proud, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the house record ($1,663,895.00) set in January 2010. (more...)

Photo Flash: New York Stage and Film Gala Honors Diana DiMenna and Tom Hulce Photo Flash: New York Stage and Film Gala Honors Diana DiMenna and Tom Hulce
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2019

Just last night, New York Stage and Film celebrated its annual Winter Gala, honoring six-time Tony Award-nominated producer and philanthropist Diana DiMenna, and Academy Award and four-time Golden Globe-nominated and Tony Award-winning actor and producer Tom Hulce. The Winter Gala, a fundraising event to support New York Stage and Film's year-round theater and film development initiatives, was held at The Ziegfeld Ballroom (141 West 54th Street, New York City). (more...)

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