Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Raleigh Awards!Just Two Weeks Left To Vote for the 2018 BWW Raleigh Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 17, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Raleigh Awards!Three Weeks Left To Vote For the BWW Raleigh Awards!
by BWW Staff - Dec 10, 2018

There's just two weeks left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BWW Raleigh Awards; MUSIC CITY Leads Best Musical!Vote For The 2018 BWW Raleigh Awards; MUSIC CITY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Dec 3, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)

BWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH Pays Homage to Panto Tradition and Roasts Raleigh in a Fun, Knockabout Kind of WayBWW Review: North Carolina Theatre's ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH Pays Homage to Panto Tradition and Roasts Raleigh in a Fun, Knockabout Kind of Way
by Lauren Van Hemert - Nov 30, 2018

Cute costumed kids filed into The Duke Energy Center Thursday night to see Lythgoe Family Panto production of ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. The show marks the first of a three-year partnership between the Lythgoe family and North Carolina Theatre and the first foray into the Christmas show market for North Carolina Theatre. While this isn't the Disney version of ALADDIN, the story is essentially the same. A street rat with a dream meets a princess, gets trapped in a cave, finds a lamp, meets a Genie, makes a wish, buys a laundromat, makes it snow, and lives happily ever after. And by all accounts, the kids in the audience loved every minute of it. (more...)

Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards; MUSIC CITY Leads Best Musical!Vote For The 2018 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards; MUSIC CITY Leads Best Musical!
by BWW Staff - Nov 26, 2018

There's just one month left to vote for the 2018 BroadwayWorld Raleigh Awards, brought to you by BroadwayHD! Nominations were reader-submitted and now our readers are already setting records as they vote for their favorites. Regional productions, touring shows, and more are all included in the awards, honoring productions which opened between October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018. Our local editors set the categories, our readers submitted their nominees, and now you get to vote for your favorites! Voting will continue through December 31st, 2018. (more...)


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BWW Interview: Producer Kris Lythgoe Brushes Up on His Southern Colloquialisms for ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISHBWW Interview: Producer Kris Lythgoe Brushes Up on His Southern Colloquialisms for ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH
by Lauren Van Hemert - Nov 17, 2018

Although the Lythgoe family is best known for producing reality television shows like 'So You Think You Can Dance' and 'American Idol,' live theater is in their blood. 'It's more part of my DNA,' says Kris Lythgoe. 'I really grew up surrounded by the tradition and frankly know nothing else.' Lythgoe says that tradition included spending his summers in the orchestra pit watching his mother direct, his winters in the editing suite with his TV dad, Nigel Lythgoe, and his Christmas holidays watching panto productions written and directed by both his parents. 'In Britain, the first introduction to theater is through panto for any child,' he says. 'So, whether or not my parents were in the business, the first introduction to theater and the breaking down of walls is what we call panto for kids.' (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Close Up: When Broadway Went To HollywoodPhoto Flash: Broadway Close Up: When Broadway Went To Hollywood
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

On November 12 at Kaufman Music Center's Merkin Hall, Broadway Close Up host SEAN HARTLEY interviewed ETHAN MORDDEN, author ofWhen Broadway Went to Hollywood, exploring how songwriters like Rodgers & Hart, Cole Porter, Jerome Kern, Yip Harburg, Irving Berlin and the Gershwin brothers navigated the often antagonistic culture of Hollywood with different degrees of success - and why they ultimately returned to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: RENASCENCE Shines as Bright as the Soul at the Abrons Art CenterBWW Review: RENASCENCE Shines as Bright as the Soul at the Abrons Art Center
by Kristen Morale - Nov 12, 2018

With a book by Dick Scanlan, score by Carmel Dean and lyrics taken from the works of Edna St. Vincent Millay, Renascence celebrates its World Premiere at the Abrons Arts Center; there, it is pushing the boundaries of theater towards something transcendent, not only witnessed but experienced in as close a way as Vincent experienced her truth. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jason Gotay Talks ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH, Panto Tradition, and Returning to the North Carolina Theatre StageBWW Interview: Jason Gotay Talks ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH, Panto Tradition, and Returning to the North Carolina Theatre Stage
by Lauren Van Hemert - Nov 5, 2018

Look at him, he's the 'King of New York! ' North Carolina Theatre audiencesmay remember New York actor Jason Gotay as Jack Kelly in the North Carolina Theatre production of NEWSIES last summer. Last month, he opened in the off-Broadway world premiere of RENASCENCE at The Transport Theatre Group. Later this month, he returns to the North Carolina Theatre stage as Aladdin in the Lythgoe Panto Production of ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH. Hear what he has to say about playing Jack Kelly, taking on the role of Aladdin in a new story about everyone's favorite street-rat, and the importance of introducing kids to the theater. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's RENASCENSE!VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Transport Group's RENASCENSE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 31, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just opened at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night Of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night Of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical,Renascence, just began performances at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music byCarmel Dean(musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book byDick Scanlan(Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic directorJack CummingsIII andDick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Katie Thompson, Jason Gotay and the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!VIDEO: In Rehearsal with Katie Thompson, Jason Gotay and the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE!
by Stage Tube - Oct 8, 2018

Transport Group's world premiere musical, Renascence, just began performancesat the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Jason Gotay To Lead NC Theatre's Cast Of ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISHJason Gotay To Lead NC Theatre's Cast Of ALADDIN AND HIS WINTER WISH
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2018

North Carolina Theatre, the region's premiere nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce the cast for its special holiday production in partnership with Lythgoe Family Productions, Aladdin and His Winter Wish. A new addition to the theatre's upcoming 2018-19 season, Aladdin and His Winter Wish starring Broadway star Jason Gotay and the Bold and the Beautiful's Nia Sioux will run Nov. 29-Dec. 2 at Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCEPhoto Coverage: Meet the Cast of Transport Group's RENASCENCE
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 12, 2018

Transport Group'sworld premiere musical, Renascence, begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center,466 Grand Street. Meet the cast below! (more...)

Feinstein's/54 Below Will Celebrate Dame Julie Andrews This SundayFeinstein's/54 Below Will Celebrate Dame Julie Andrews This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW,Broadway's Supper Club, presents54 Celebrates Dame Julie Andrewson Sunday, September 16.What do A Spoonful of Sugar,' Do-Re-Mi,' I Could Have Danced All Night,' and Ten Minutes Ago have in common? Why Dame Julie Andrews of course! Over the course of her practically perfect seven-decade career, Julie has entertained and inspired audiences across the globe with her performances in My Fair Lady, Cinderella, Camelot, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music to name just a few of our favorite things. (more...)

Bobby Conte Thornton, Samantha Massell, Storm Lever, and More Will Celebrate Dame Julie Andrews at Feinstein's/54 BelowBobby Conte Thornton, Samantha Massell, Storm Lever, and More Will Celebrate Dame Julie Andrews at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2018

What do 'A Spoonful of Sugar,' 'Do-Re-Mi,' 'I Could Have Danced All Night,' and 'Ten Minutes Ago' have in common? Why Dame Julie Andrews of course! Over the course of her practically perfect seven-decade career, Julie has entertained and inspired audiences across the globe with her performances in My Fair Lady, Cinderella, Camelot, Mary Poppins, and The Sound of Music to name just 'a few of our favorite things.' (more...)

Casting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCECasting Announced For Transport Group's World Premiere Of New Musical RENASCENCE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Transport Group has announced casting for its world premiere musical, Renascence, which begins performances Friday, October 5 at 7:30pm, at the Abrons Arts Center, 466 Grand Street. Renascence has music by Carmel Dean (musical director If/Then, American Idiot), book by Dick Scanlan (Thoroughly Modern Millie, Everyday Rapture), and lyrics from the poems of Edna St. Vincent Millay. The musical is directed by artistic director Jack Cummings III and Dick Scanlan. The opening is set for Thursday, October 25 at 7:30pm. (more...)

DOG SEES GOD at Exit II Theater Company this SeptemberDOG SEES GOD at Exit II Theater Company this September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2018

Exit II Theater Company, a rising Theater Company based in Brooklyn, New York, is excited to present a brand new production of the contemporary comedy Dog Sees God: Confessions of a Teenage Blockhead by Bert V. Royal this fall at the Actors Fund Arts Center. (more...)

Michael Mott and Friends Return to Feinstein's/54 BelowMichael Mott and Friends Return to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2018

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back musical theatre composer/ lyricist, Michael Mott in Michael Mott & Friends on Friday, September 7 at 9:30 pm. Mott was last seen at Feinstein's/ 54 Below with a two night sold out concert run of his original musical, In The Light. (more...)

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