Jack O'Brien News

 
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Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of ... (read more)
 

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Broadway: Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, The Front Page, It's Only a Play, Macbeth, The Nance, Dead Accounts, Catch Me If You Can, Impressionism, The Coast of Utopia (Tony Award), Dirty Rotten Scoundrels (Tony nomination), Henry IV (Tony), Hairspray (Tony), Imaginary Friends, The Invention of ... (read more)
Broadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on THE STORY OF MY LIFE! Broadway Rewind: Will Chase and Malcom Gets Turn the Page on THE STORY OF MY LIFE!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 3, 2020

'What I loved the most about this episode', says BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge, 'was following the journey of the 2009 musical The Story of My Life. This episode of Broadway Rewind looks at the ill- fated musical, which featured two wonderful performances by Will Chase and Malcolm Gets, but we start off at a rehearsal for Michael Jacobs play 'Impressionism' directed by Jack O'Brien. It welcomed back to Broadway, Tony Award winners Jeremy Irons and Joan Allen along with Marsha Mason, Aaron Lazar and Andre de Shields. Director Jack O'Brien told me why he had to do this play, 'It's about us. We haven't had a really witty, wise, romantic comedy in New York, in a long time and I've got this gorgeous cast.' Joan Allen said, (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Announces Rescheduled Season At The London Coliseum HAIRSPRAY Announces Rescheduled Season At The London Coliseum
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2020

The producers of Hairspray the Musical have announced new performances dates for the multi award-winning smash hit musical at the London Coliseum. (more...)

Popejoy Announces 2020-2021 Season Headlined by HAMILTON Popejoy Announces 2020-2021 Season Headlined by HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2020

The wait is over! Popejoy Hall announces the 2020-2021 season headlined by HAMILTON. (more...)

VIDEO: Joshua Henry Croons CAROUSEL for Fans on Social Media VIDEO: Joshua Henry Croons CAROUSEL for Fans on Social Media
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2020

Joshua Henry hit social media this week to croon the classic inspriational show tune, 'You'll Never Walk Alone' from Carousel. (more...)

The Philly POPS to Kick Off Spring Break With DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS The Philly POPS to Kick Off Spring Break With DISNEY'S BROADWAY HITS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2020

The Philly POPS kicks off Spring Break with a splash of Broadway magic at The Met Philadelphia in Disney's Broadway Hits. (more...)

Broadway Grand Rapids Announces 2020-2021 Season - MEAN GIRLS, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More! Broadway Grand Rapids Announces 2020-2021 Season - MEAN GIRLS, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, COME FROM AWAY, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2020

The Broadway Grand Rapids 2020-2021 season will include some of Broadway's biggest blockbusters including the the six-time Tony and Grammy Award winning hit new musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN and the incredible true story of COME FROM AWAY. In addition, MEAN GIRLS, HAIRSPRAY, AIN'T TOO PROUD-THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS and the return of WICKED for 3 weeks complete the 2020-2021 season. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Relive the Greatest Onstage Moments of Jessie Mueller! BWW Flashback: Relive the Greatest Onstage Moments of Jessie Mueller!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2020

Jessie Mueller was a little-known performer from Chicago when she made her Broadway debut in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever in 2011. Since then, she has taken Broadway by storm, appearing in three Broadway revivals (Nice Work If You Can Get It, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, and Carousel) and creating two original characters (Beautiful and Waitress)- the former of which earned her a Tony Award in 2014. (more...)

BWW TV:  Watch Lizzie Bea and Marisha Wallace Perform Songs From HAIRSPRAY BWW TV: Watch Lizzie Bea and Marisha Wallace Perform Songs From HAIRSPRAY
by BroadwayWorld UK TV - Feb 19, 2020

You can't stop the beat! Hairspray is coming back to the West End, and to celebrate this exciting return, two of the show's cast members performed numbers from the show. Watch the video below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of HAIRSPRAY Photo Flash: First Look at the Cast of HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020

Today, the West End revival of HAIRSPRAY had its official launch! Michael Ball will be reprising his Olivier Award-winning turn as Edna Turnblad, and the show plays at the London Coliseum for 18 weeks only from 23 April. Check out photographs of the cast below! (more...)

AIN'T TOO PROUD, FROZEN and More Announced for Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season AIN'T TOO PROUD, FROZEN and More Announced for Broadway In Detroit Subscription Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2020

Broadway In Detroit today announced the six blockbuster Broadway productions that will share the spotlight in Broadway In Detroit's 2020-21 Subscription Season a?" headlined by the electrifying new musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations, 12-time Tony Award nominee and the winner of the 2019 Tony Award for Best Choreography.  (more...)

Red Bull Theater to Honor André De Shields, Kate Burton and More With Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater Red Bull Theater to Honor André De Shields, Kate Burton and More With Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020

Jesse Berger - Red Bull Theater Founder and Artistic Director, Jim Bredeson - Red Bull Managing Director, and the Board of Trustees of Red Bull Theater have announced that the Twelfth Annual Running of the Red Bulls Gala Benefit on Monday March 30th will celebrate the company's 17th Season and honor Kate Burton, André De Shields, and Theatre Development Fund with the 2020 Matador Awards for Excellence in Classical Theater. Proceeds from the evening will support all of Red Bull Theater's programs including its upcoming Off-Broadway production of The Alchemist. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Make its St. Louis Debut at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in March CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Will Make its St. Louis Debut at the Fabulous Fox Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2020

Complete casting has been announced for the St. Louis engagement of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY coming the Fabulous Fox Theatre March 17-29. (more...)

BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Is Transcendent ~ A Shining Event At ASU Gammage BWW Review: Bartlett Sher's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Is Transcendent ~ A Shining Event At ASU Gammage
by Herbert Paine - Jan 29, 2020

In all the times that I have seen FIDDLER ON THE ROOF (and they have been many ~ whether on stage or film), I have never seen a production as inspired, imaginative, and moving in its staging as Bartlett Sher's. The vision of this Tony Award-winning director imbues this musical classic with a singular vitality and soulfulness that distinguishes it from its antecedents. Now appearing at ASU Gammage through February 2nd, the show is a stunning and magical mix of superb performances, Christopher Evans's dazzling and muscular choreography, and Michael Yeargan's vivid and ethereal set designs. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is Coming to the Fisher Theatre in March FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is Coming to the Fisher Theatre in March
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2020

Broadway In Detroit will present the Detroit engagement of the Tony Award®-nominated Broadway revival of Fiddler on the Roof at the Fisher Theatre from March 10 - 15, 2020. (more...)

BWW Feature: The Third Act of Susie Mosher BWW Feature: The Third Act of Susie Mosher
by Stephen Mosher - Jan 28, 2020

The creator, emcee and star of THE LINEUP WITH SUSIE MOSHER sits down with Stephen Mosher to discuss her life, the highs and lows of a career in show business, and the moment in her life that has been the best: today. (more...)

Application Now Open For 21st Annual Directors Lab West Application Now Open For 21st Annual Directors Lab West
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2020

The Directors Lab West Steering Committee is pleased to announce the 21st annual Directors Lab West, once again in partnership with the Pasadena Playhouse, Artistic Director Danny Feldman, and Boston Court Pasadena, Artistic Director Jessica Kubzansky, both contributing to host this eight-day theater intensive conference. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY Will Embark on North American Tour in Fall 2020 HAIRSPRAY Will Embark on North American Tour in Fall 2020
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2020

HAIRSPRAY will launch a new North American tour in Fall 2020. Following the Baltimore launch November 10-15, 2020, HAIRSPRAY will visit more than 60 additional cities in its first touring season. Casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

Paul Merton Joins HAIRSPRAY West End Revival As Wilbur Turnblad Paul Merton Joins HAIRSPRAY West End Revival As Wilbur Turnblad
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2020

The hit musical Hairspray is returning to the West End! Tonight the production announced that actor Paul Merton will be joining the cast in the role of Wilbur Turnblad. (more...)

BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the Eccles Theater Has a Stark Elegance BWW Review: FIDDLER ON THE ROOF at the Eccles Theater Has a Stark Elegance
by Tyler Hinton - Jan 22, 2020

The national tour of Bartlett Sher's recent Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, currently playing at the Eccles Theater, has a stark elegance in its design and direction, which are at once new and familiar. (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...)

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