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BWW Review: A Brilliantly Acted THE JOY WHEEL Takes An Unexpected Dark TurnBWW Review: A Brilliantly Acted THE JOY WHEEL Takes An Unexpected Dark Turn
by Gil Kaan - Feb 18, 2019

Playwright Ian McRae's THE JOY WHEEL kicks offs with one of the most effective opening, introductory scenes I've seen in a while. Jason Alexander smoothly and sure-handedly directs his two top-notch actors, Dann Florek and Gina Hecht as husband and wife Frank and Stella Conlin, as they vividly describe their relationship (40 years married) and back stories leading up to their present situation - preparing for Frank's retirement party that evening. McRae has written a most witty, descriptive dialogue for Florek and Hecht to sink their talented teeth into, ... (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 2/8: BEETLEJUICE Casting, and More!Wake Up With BWW 2/8: BEETLEJUICE Casting, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Feb 8, 2019

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Happy Friday! End your week and kickstart an amazing weekend by catching up on the latest Broadway news! (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams Heads to BroadwayHDBYE BYE BIRDIE Starring Jason Alexander and Vanessa Williams Heads to BroadwayHD
by TV News Desk - Feb 7, 2019

 It's time to put on a happy face because BroadwayHD, the premier streaming service for live theater, is bringing the 1995 Star-Studded TV adaptation of the delightful Broadway musical Bye Bye Birdie to its platform on February 7.  This Emmy Award nominated musical comedy directed by Tony Award-winner Gene Saks (The Odd Couple) is supported by an all-star cast featuring Jason Alexander (Seinfeld), Vanessa Williams (Ugly Betty), and Chynna Phillips (Bridesmaids).   (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Casa Mañana Theatre presents Jason Bishop: The Illusionist, sponsored by Frank Kent Cadillac as part of the 2018-2019 Children's Theatre season presented by Regions. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME on ABC - Wednesday, February 13, 2019Scoop: Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME on ABC - Wednesday, February 13, 2019
by TV Scoop - Jan 28, 2019

Get all the scoop on Coming Up on a New Episode of MATCH GAME, airing on ABC on Wednesday, February 13, 2019! (more...)

THE JOY WHEEL Opens Feb. 15th At Ruskin Group Theatre; Jason Alexander DirectsTHE JOY WHEEL Opens Feb. 15th At Ruskin Group Theatre; Jason Alexander Directs
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2019

Life is changing for Frank and Stella. On the day of Frank's retirement party, this once loving and simple couple find themselves pulled in different directions as the winds of change blow through Joy, Illinois. (more...)

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: THE RINKThrowing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: THE RINK
by Ben Rimalower - Jan 25, 2019

Ben Rimalower revisits favorite musical theater recordings as he digitizes and declutters his collection. This week's spotlight is on the Original Broadway Cast CD of The Rink starring Chita Rivera and Liza Minnelli, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Terrence McNally. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La MiradaPhoto Coverage: Curtain Call And Press Night Celebration of 1776 THE MUSICAL At La Mirada
by Lily Lim - Jan 17, 2019

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT (celebrating its 25th Silver Anniversary at the theatre) are thrilled to present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will preview on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada.   (more...)

Ten Syracuse Area Productions to Look Forward to in 2019Ten Syracuse Area Productions to Look Forward to in 2019
by Natasha Ashley - Jan 15, 2019

Happy New Year to the Syracuse area theater community! We have a new year filled a variety of theatrical productions throughout the greater Syracuse area coming up! We are fortunate to live in an area that has so many talented actors, technicians, and directors as well as dedicated theater companies - not to mention supportive theatergoers. From the local theaters to the Equity tours that come through the area, we are lucky that Syracuse offers many opportunities to experience live theater. Having seen countless productions in this area since I was young and reviewed many shows for the past few years, I thought I would take a moment to share which productions I am most excited about in 2019! (more...)

Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!Drury Lane Theatre Announces Casting For MAMMA MIA!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2019

Drury Lane Theatre announces casting for its production of the international megahit Mamma Mia!, with music and lyrics by Benny Andersson and Bj rn Ulvaeus, some songs with Stig Anderson, and book by Catherine Johnson. Originally conceived by Judy Craymer, Mamma Mia! is directed by Artistic Director William Osetek and choreographed by Jane Lanier with music direction by Roberta Duchak. Mamma Mia! runs February 7 April 14, 2019, at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The press opening is scheduled for Thursday, February 21 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS CAROL: La Compagnia dell'Alba porta la magia di Dickens al Teatro Europauditorium di BolognaA CHRISTMAS CAROL: La Compagnia dell'Alba porta la magia di Dickens al Teatro Europauditorium di Bologna
by Valeria Venturelli - Dec 22, 2018

Dopo Aggiungi un posto a tavola (per il quale la Compagnia dell'Alba ha ottenuto i diritti di rappresentazione da autori ed eredi per la prima volta al di fuori del Teatro Sistina di Roma, collezionando in tre stagioni oltre 150 repliche), Nunsense: il Musical delle Suore!, miglior spettacolo 'off' all'Italian Musical Award 2016, e Tutti insieme appassionatamente (attualmente al suo secondo anno di tour) la Compagnia dell'Alba presenta il musical A Christmas Carol... (more...)


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James Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La MiradaJames Barbour & More Will Lead McCoy Rigby's 1776 At La Mirada
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

LaMirada and McCoy Rigby Entertainment will present the award-winning and revolutionary 1776 THE MUSICAL, with musical direction by Jeff Rizzo and directed & staged by Glenn Casale. 1776 THE MUSICAL will begin previews on Friday, January 11, 2019 (with a press opening on Saturday, January 12 at 8pm) and runs through Sunday, February 3, 2019 at La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts, 14900 La Mirada Blvd in La Mirada. (more...)

New York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Host MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Reunion in JanuaryNew York Public Library for the Performing Arts Will Host MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Reunion in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 17, 2018

After opening night, Stephen Sondheim and George Furth's Merrily We Roll Along closed after just 16 performances, ending an epic era of Harold Prince/Sondheim collaborations that changed Broadway forever.  It was a short run, but a beloved cult classic was born. (more...)

Lesli Margherita Brings YULE YOUR KINGDOM to The Green Room 42 This Holiday SeasonLesli Margherita Brings YULE YOUR KINGDOM to The Green Room 42 This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 - Broadway's newest intimate concert venue - will present Lesli Margherita in "Yule Your Kingdom" for two shows on Friday, December 14 and Saturday, December 15, both at 11:30 PM. In this tinsel sparkly edition of Rule Your Kingdom, Olivier Award winner 'Queen' Lesli Margherita (Zorro, Matilda, Dames at Sea) inspires, uplifts, and slaps you across the face with a Yule Log. From memorable favorites with a holiday twist to brand new stories bound to become the classics you recite as you down spiked Egg Nog, Margherita's 70 minute show-stopping set will leave you screaming, "YASSSSS HOLIDAYS!!!" Written by Margherita, "Yule Your Kingdom" is directed and produced by Lauren Bass, featuring musical direction and arrangements by Brett Ryback.  (more...)

Boston University Celebrates First Anniversary of Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre ComplexBoston University Celebrates First Anniversary of Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Complex
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

December marks the first anniversary of the opening of Boston University's Joan & Edgar Booth Theatre Complex which includes the College of Fine Arts Production Center.  The 75,000-square-foot state-of-the-art theater complex, designed by Elkus Manfredi Architects, has a 250-seat theater, production and costume shops, design labs, classrooms, faculty offices, and a landscaped plaza. (more...)

BWW Invite: Meet the Man Behind the Broadway Posters! Attend Live Discussion with Frank VerlizzoBWW Invite: Meet the Man Behind the Broadway Posters! Attend Live Discussion with Frank Verlizzo
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2018

On Thursday, December 13th, Frank 'Fraver' Verlizzo will discuss his 5 decades as Broadway's award-winning theatrical poster designer with Broadway World's Richard Ridge in the Bruno Walter auditorium at the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center. Verlizzo, known as 'FRAVER,' is the author of the best-selling FRAVER BY DESIGN: Five Decades of Theatre Post Art from Broadway, Off-Broadway, and Beyond which was published in May by Schiffer Publishing. The book includes over 250 of his theatre poster designs from Broadway, Off-Broadway, regional and international productions. The Lincoln Center Library event begins at 6 pm and admission is free. (more...)

Jessica Meraz Cast As Iconic DC Villain on SUPERGIRLJessica Meraz Cast As Iconic DC Villain on SUPERGIRL
by TV News Desk - Dec 5, 2018

Major Crimes' Jessica Meraz has been cast as Menagerie/Pamela Ferrer in the CW series Supergirl, according to Deadline. (more...)

The Green Room 42 Celebrates 500th Show With Rachel YorkThe Green Room 42 Celebrates 500th Show With Rachel York
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2018

THE GREEN ROOM 42 will celebrate its landmark 500th show this weekend as Rachel York, currently starring on Broadway in the new musical Head Over Heels, performs her concert "Thank You for the Music" on Sunday, November 18 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Jason Alexander Will Direct THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Syracuse StageJason Alexander Will Direct THE LAST FIVE YEARS at Syracuse Stage
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2018

Syracuse Stage welcomes TV star and Tony Award-winning actor Jason Alexander to the 2018-2019 season as the director of "The Last Five Years,"written and composed by Jason Robert Brown. (more...)

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