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BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Michael Moore in THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDERBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Michael Moore in THE TERMS OF MY SURRENDER
by Ken Fallin - Aug 18, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Stephen Kunken, Juan Castano, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Anita Gillette in A PARALLELOGRAM. (more...)

Costumer Bob Mackie Will Return for WHEN PIGS FLY RevivalCostumer Bob Mackie Will Return for WHEN PIGS FLY Revival
by Stephanie Wild - Aug 15, 2017

According to the show's official announcement, Bob Mackie will be returning to New York to design the costumes for the upcoming revival of the campy musical review, Howard Crabtree's When Pigs Fly. The show features book and lyrics by Mark Waldrop and music by Dick Gallagher. (more...)

Michael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill PlayhouseMichael McGrath, Michael Mastro, Leslie Kritzer and Laura Bell Bundy to Headline THE HONEYMOONERS at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, by special arrangement with Jeffrey Finn, has announced casting for the world-premiere production of the new musical comedy The Honeymooners, based on the CBS television series, with book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, music by Stephen Weiner, and lyrics by Peter Mills. (more...)

HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY to Land Off-Broadway This FallHOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY to Land Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2017

Producer Joshua Goodman is tickled pink to announce the return of HOWARD CRABTREE'S WHEN PIGS FLY, conceived by Howard Crabtree and Mark Waldrop, book and lyrics by Mark Waldrop, music by Dick Gallagher, directed by Mark Waldrop, choreographed by Tony Award-nominee Denis Jones (Holiday Inn) and costumes by legendary nine-time Emmy Award-winner Bob Mackie ('The Carol Burnett Show'). (more...)

BWW Review: Christine Pedi, Stephanie Umoh and
Stephanie D'Abruzzo Shine Brightly in The York's JERRY'S GIRLSBWW Review: Christine Pedi, Stephanie Umoh and Stephanie D'Abruzzo Shine Brightly in The York's JERRY'S GIRLS
by Michael Dale - Aug 12, 2017

After Florenz Ziegfeld spent the early decades of Broadway's 20th Century 'glorifying the American Girl,' a young composer/lyricist named Jerry Herman spent a good hunk of the second half showcasing extraordinary women. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - A PARALLELOGRAMBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - A PARALLELOGRAM
by Ken Fallin - Aug 11, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Stephen Kunken, Juan Castano, Celia Keenan-Bolger and Anita Gillette in A PARALLELOGRAM. (more...)

From Stage to Page: Caricature Artist Ken Fallin Reveals His Artistic ProcessFrom Stage to Page: Caricature Artist Ken Fallin Reveals His Artistic Process
by Danielle Ashley - Aug 11, 2017

On a recent episode of Theater talk, Fallin discussed how he went from being a young aspiring actor to one of the most sought after caricaturists working today with celebrity caricatures appearing in many periodicals including The Wall Street Journal, The New Yorker and BroadwayWorld.com. (more...)

BWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Feature: 26TH ANNUAL SEASON ANNOUNCED at Kravis Center For The Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Aug 10, 2017

KRAVIS CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS Announces 26th Annual Season of Spectacular Concerts, Blockbuster Performances and Smash Hits from Broadway (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Late Barbara CookBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Late Barbara Cook
by Ken Fallin - Aug 9, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Broadway treasure Barbara Cook, who passed away yesterday, August 8, 2017. (more...)

Ben Lewis, Kelly Mathieson, Jeremy Taylor, and Amy Manford to Lead THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERABen Lewis, Kelly Mathieson, Jeremy Taylor, and Amy Manford to Lead THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

As the musical heads into its 32nd year, the producers have just announced key cast changes for "THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA". Joining the cast from 4 September are Ben Lewis who will play the title role of 'The Phantom', Kelly Mathieson as 'Christine Daae' and Jeremey Taylor as 'Raoul'. Joining them is Amy Manford as the alternate 'Christine Daae', (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2017

BROADWAY BY THE TEAR, a dynamic evening of torch songs, produced, written, and hosted by NY's critically acclaimed impresario, Scott Siegel at Feinstein's/54 Below on July 29th, featured Garth Kravits (The Drowsy Chaperone), Meredith Inglesby (Beauty and the Beast), Farah Alvin, (Nine, Saturday Night Fever, It Shoulda Been You), Mia Gerachis, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka (A Little Night Music), Philippa Lynas (Australian singing star), Pepe Nufrio (54 Sings Broadway's Greatest Hits!), Jenny Lee Stern (Forbidden Broadway, Rocky: The Musical, Spamilton), Morissa Trunzo (Occasion for Sin), Remy Zaken and Rashad Naylor, with Ryan Shirar on the keys. (more...)

Christine Pedi to Star in Seat of Our Pants Theatre Company's GOD OF CARNAGE This SeptemberChristine Pedi to Star in Seat of Our Pants Theatre Company's GOD OF CARNAGE This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2017

SOOP Theatre Company brings the Tony Award-winning play, God of Carnage, to southern Westchester this fall. (more...)

SPAMILTON Welcomes Chicagoan Becca Brown as New Female StarSPAMILTON Welcomes Chicagoan Becca Brown as New Female Star
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

'Spamilton,' the critically acclaimed parody of 'Hamilton,' welcomes Chicago actor Becca Brown to the production as the new female star. (more...)

Stephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre CompanyStephanie D'Abruzzo, Christine Pedi and Stephanie Umoh to Star in JERRY'S GIRLS at York Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2017

Light the Candles! Get the Ice Out! Blow the Bugle! The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced Tony Award-nominee Stephanie D'Abruzzo (Avenue Q), Christine Pedi (NEWSical the Musical), and Stephanie Umoh (Ragtime) will lead the parade of the special Summer 2017 Musicals in Mufti presentation of the hit Broadway revue Jerry's Girls. (more...)

Jenna Leigh Green Joins TIM REALBUTO & FRIENDS SING JEANINE TESORI at 54 BelowJenna Leigh Green Joins TIM REALBUTO & FRIENDS SING JEANINE TESORI at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2017

Jenna Leigh Green is most known to television audiences as Sabrina Spellman's nemesis Libby Chessler on three seasons of the hit ABC sitcom 'Sabrina, The Teenage Witch.' She played the role of Heather in the Touchstone Pictures release 'You Again' opposite Kristen Bell, Sigourney Weaver, Jamie Lee Curtis, and Betty White. Ms. Green also recently appeared opposite James Franco in the film 'I Am Michael.' (more...)

Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowLiz Callaway, Steve Kazee, HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! Reunion and More Coming Up Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Liz Callaway, Steve Kazee, the cast of CATS, the New Writers at 54! series, and a HELLO MUDDAH, HELLO FADDUH! reunion concert. Scroll down for details! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAYBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY
by Ken Fallin - Jul 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring Andy Karl in GROUNDHOG DAY. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Totem Pole PlayhousePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET at Totem Pole Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Totem Pole Playhouse, Pennsylvania's premiere summer theater located in Caledonia State Park between Gettysburg and Chambersburg, PA, announces the opening night performance of the fourth and final offering in the theatre's four-show subscription series, the Tony Award-winning musical Million Dollar Quartet. Million Dollar Quartet is set on December 4, 1956, when an extraordinary twist of fate brought together Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, Carl Perkins and Elvis Presley at Sun Records in Memphis for what would be one of the greatest jam sessions ever. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in character below! (more...)

Christine Pedi Signs on for Broadway @ The Art House Series in ProvincetownChristine Pedi Signs on for Broadway @ The Art House Series in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

"Lady of 1,000 Voices" Christine Pedi, star of Broadway's Chicago, Talk Radio and Little Me and daily host of SiriusXM Radio's On Broadway channel, will return to Provincetown's Broadway @ The Art House concert series for one show only, on July 30 at 7:00 PM, with Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

SPAMILTON Celebrates One Year of Spoofing Broadway Blockbuster Off-BroadwaySPAMILTON Celebrates One Year of Spoofing Broadway Blockbuster Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

Gerard Alessandrini's hit musical parody Spamilton celebrated a rollicking one year of performances today, Wednesday July 19, 2017. (more...)

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