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Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS Presents Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert TonightProspect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS Presents Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented tonight, July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWSProspect Theater Company Announces Cast of WORLD VIEWS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, has announced the cast for WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Prospect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in ConcertProspect Theater Company's WORLD VIEWS to Present Art-Inspired Mini-Musicals in Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, will present WORLD VIEWS, a collection of new mini-musicals in concert, the culmination of Prospect's 2017 Musical Theater Lab. WORLD VIEWS, the company's 11th lab performance, will be presented on July 8, 2017 at 8pm at The TimesCenter. (more...)

Anton Dudley's SONG OF THE WIND Continues Irish Rep's Reading Series TodayAnton Dudley's SONG OF THE WIND Continues Irish Rep's Reading Series Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 11th season of the New Works Reading Series with a staged reading of Anton Dudley's play SONG OF THE WIND. (more...)

Anton Dudley's SONG OF THE WIND to Continue Irish Rep's Reading SeriesAnton Dudley's SONG OF THE WIND to Continue Irish Rep's Reading Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Irish Repertory Theatre continues its 11th season of the New Works Reading Series with a staged reading of Anton Dudley's play SONG OF THE WIND. (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/11; MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Stage, RAPTURE in Nashville and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/11; MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Stage, RAPTURE in Nashville and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 11, 2015

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Nashville, New Zealand and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include MY FAIR LADY at Lyric Stage, RAPTURE, BLISTER, BURN in Nashville, and ERNEST RUTHERFORD in New Zealand, just to name a few. (more...)

Enumerating Success at the Women's Voices Theater Festival Launch PartyEnumerating Success at the Women's Voices Theater Festival Launch Party
by Roger Catlin - Sep 9, 2015

Celebrating more than 50 world premiere plays by women at Women's Voices Theater Festival. (more...)

Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!Summer Stages: BWW's Top Summer Theatre Picks - Chicago!
by Elee Schrock - Jun 1, 2015

It's a hot time for theatre in Chicago! Pre-Broadway engagements, remounts, premieres, and more fill the stages this summer and here are BroadwayWorld's top picks for the ones to look out for! (more...)

Abbey Rose Gould and Presley Ryan to Present SONGS4SLOAN Benefit, 5/11Abbey Rose Gould and Presley Ryan to Present SONGS4SLOAN Benefit, 5/11
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Abbey Rose Gould and Presley Ryan are presenting 'Songs4Sloan' a one night only benefit concert to benefit pediatric cancer research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center. Both girls have lost family members to cancer and decided to help raise funds for research at the hospital where Presley's grandfather was treated. Songs4Sloan will be performed by the girls and their friends from the Broadway/NYC theatre community on Monday May 11 at 7pm at the Soho Playhouse (15 Vandam Street), New York, New York. (more...)

17 ORCHARD POINT Closes Off-Broadway Today17 ORCHARD POINT Closes Off-Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2014

The world premiere of 17 Orchard Point, a new play starring Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk, began performances on Friday, April 25 for a limited four-week Off-Broadway run at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) through today, May 24. (more...)

Michele Pawk Stars in 17 ORCHARD POINT, Beginning Tonight Off-BroadwayMichele Pawk Stars in 17 ORCHARD POINT, Beginning Tonight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2014

The world premiere of 17 Orchard Point, a new play starring Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk, will begin performances tonight, April 25 for a limited four-week Off-Broadway run at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) through May 24. Written by Anton Dudley (Substitution, Getting Home) & Stephanie DiMaggio, and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, 17 Orchard Point will have its official opening night on Sunday, May 4 at 7pm. (more...)

Michele Pawk to Star in 17 ORCHARD POINT Off-Broadway, Begin. 4/25Michele Pawk to Star in 17 ORCHARD POINT Off-Broadway, Begin. 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2014

The world premiere of 17 Orchard Point, a new play starring Tony Award-winner Michele Pawk, will begin performances on Friday, April 25 for a limited four-week Off-Broadway run at The Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and 10th Avenues) through May 24. Written by Anton Dudley (Substitution, Getting Home) & Stephanie DiMaggio, and directed by Stella Powell-Jones, 17 Orchard Point will have its official opening night on Sunday, May 4 at 7pm. Tickets for 17 Orchard Point are $45 and can be arranged online at www.telecharge.com or 212.239.6200 or at the Theatre Row Box Office located at 410 West 42nd Street. For more information, please visit www.17OrchardPoint.com. (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Million Reasons to Love MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The McCallum TheatreBWW Reviews: A Million Reasons to Love MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The McCallum Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2013

The McCallum Theatre has given the Coachella Valley another reason to be thankful this holiday weekend by presenting the stellar national tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET through December 1. As anyone who has read my previous reviews knows, I am a big fan of Mitch Gershenfeld and The McCallum Theatre for its ever-marvelous slate of offerings to the desert theatre-going community, and this production is no exception. I wish I had a million superlatives to equal the high caliber production that opened last evening for a "too-limited engagement". (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Million Reasons to Love MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The McCallum TheatreBWW Reviews: A Million Reasons to Love MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at The McCallum Theatre
by David Green - Nov 27, 2013

The McCallum Theatre has given the Coachella Valley another reason to be thankful this holiday weekend by presenting the stellar national tour of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET through December 1. As anyone who has read my previous reviews knows, I am a big fan of Mitch Gershenfeld and The McCallum Theatre for its ever-marvelous slate of offerings to the desert theatre-going community, and this production is no exception. I wish I had a million superlatives to equal the high caliber production that opened last evening for a "too-limited engagement". (more...)

PUTTING IT TOGETHER Starring Carol Burnett Set For SpectiCast Cinema Release, 11/6PUTTING IT TOGETHER Starring Carol Burnett Set For SpectiCast Cinema Release, 11/6
by Pat Cerasaro - Oct 24, 2013

Stephen Sondheim fans around the world may still be reeling from the simply stupendous screening of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG held earlier this week thanks to Fathom Events, and, now, yet another spectacular theatrical treat has been announced for this Fall: a special movie theater showing of Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER, starring legendary comedienne Carol Burnett. (more...)

Photo Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates Grand Opening at Harrah's Las VegasPhoto Flash: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Celebrates Grand Opening at Harrah's Las Vegas
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2013

Last night, February 19, 2013, MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET opened at Harrah's Las Vegas to an enthusiastic, full house in the Harrah's Showroom. The smash-hit production is inspired by extraordinary true story of the fateful evening that brought Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley together for one of the greatest rock 'n' roll jam sessions in history. BroadwayWorld has photos from the grand opening below! (more...)

BWW Multimedia Special: A Farewell to FOLLIES: The Journey from D.C. to Broadway to L.A.BWW Multimedia Special: A Farewell to FOLLIES: The Journey from D.C. to Broadway to L.A.
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2012

James Goldman and Stephen Sondheim's FOLLIES closes tonight, June 9, at Los Angeles' Ahmanson Theatre after a critically acclaimed run. Nominated for eight Tony Awards, the show has been through quite the journey, beginning at Washington, D.C.'s Kennedy Center in May 2011, then making its transfer to Broadway's Marquis Theatre, where it opened in September of 2011 and ran through January 22, 2012, and finally traveling to L.A. for its May 9, 2012, opening. As a farewell to Follies, BroadwayWorld brings takes you through this journey with photos, video and highlights from all three productions below. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Look, I Made A Musical - A Stephen Sondheim RetrospectiveFLASH FRIDAY: Look, I Made A Musical - A Stephen Sondheim Retrospective
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 18, 2011

Modern-day master of musical theatre Stephen Sondheim is about to release the second book of his complete collected lyrics - covering mostly everything written in the last three decades and in this one so far - titled after a line from what may very well be his ultimate masterpiece, the Pulitzer Prize-winning SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE - LOOK, I MADE A HAT; Collected Lyrics (1981-2011) with Attendant Comments, Amplifications, Dogmas, Harangues, Digressions, Anecdotes and Miscellany. So, today, we are going to be taking a look at a litany of the finest moments from Sondheim's post-SWEENEY TODD musicals that are highlighted in LOOK, I MADE A HAT and perhaps discover a few of the many reasons why Sondheim's musicals - whether late-period or early on- are the best of the best Broadway has to offer - now or ever. And, what an absolutely mind-blowing list it is - and what a masterpiece of a book! (more...)

BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Noel Coward Theatre, Feb 28 2011BWW Reviews: MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, Noel Coward Theatre, Feb 28 2011
by Robert Gould - Mar 1, 2011

Bob Gould reviews the new West End show (more...)

FLASHBACK FRIDAY: Razzle Dazzle RuthieFLASHBACK FRIDAY: Razzle Dazzle Ruthie
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 30, 2010

Following in the fierce and fabulous footsteps of Ruthie Henshall's candid InDepth InterView with me this week, we are taking a look at some of her best work that has been preserved on DVD. From LES MISERABLES and "I Dreamed A Dream" to some Sondheim ala "Unworthy of Your Love" in a duet with John Barrowman from ASSASSINS via PUTTING IT TOGETHER, to some razzle dazzle from CHICAGO, to performing alongside Bernadette Peters at HEY! MR. PRODUCER in a song from GYPSY; Ruthie Henshall is in a class of her own and can light up any stage or screen, big or small. Watch and see - and watch her steps! (more...)