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BWW Feature: WE SAW THEM FIRST / THE MUSICAL ACTRESSES - 
Five Musicals Whose Female Photo BWW Feature: WE SAW THEM FIRST / THE MUSICAL ACTRESSES - Five Musicals Whose Female Performers Later Became Stars
by Matt Wolf - Feb 22, 2021

Our monthlong series culling some of the early London theatrical triumphs of stars before they became known to the world at large draws to a close with our look back at a brilliant quintet of actresses who commanded attention in one musical (sometimes several) before broader renown came to call.

Theater Stories: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, PIPPIN and More About The Music Box Theatre Photo Theater Stories: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, PIPPIN and More About The Music Box Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jan 10, 2021

This week's Theater Stories features the Music Box Theatre! Learn about the shows to have graced the theater's stage including August: Osage County, the lauded revival of Pippin, Dear Evan Hansen and much more!

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 30 - Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Lin Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of November 30 - Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, Linda Eder, Liz Callaway, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 2, 2020

Need something new to read, watch, or listen to? Check out this week's list of new and upcoming releases! This week's list includes the new Christmas album from Michael Ball & Alfie Boe, new music from Linda Eder, Liz Callaway, and more.

BWW CD Review: ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, Finally Photo BWW CD Review: ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, Finally
by Stephen Mosher - Nov 25, 2020

When he recorded the first complete recording of ANYONE CAN WHISTLE, John Yap didn't know it would be twenty-three years before anyone heard it. Well, they will be listening now.

Wake Up With BWW 11/19: Tina Fey To Host Broadway Special on NBC, City Center Announc Photo Wake Up With BWW 11/19: Tina Fey To Host Broadway Special on NBC, City Center Announces Encores! INTO THE WOODS, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2020

Today's top stories: Tina Fey is set to host 'One Night Only: The Best of Broadway,' which will air Thursday, Dec. 10 at 8 p.m. ET/PT on NBC, New York City Center has announced a future Encores! production of INTO THE WOODS, and more!

BWW Exclusive: Listen to Julia McKenzie Sing 'A Parade In Town' from ANYONE CAN WHIST Photo BWW Exclusive: Listen to Julia McKenzie Sing 'A Parade In Town' from ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Cast Recording; Now Available for Pre-Order!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 18, 2020

17 years after being recorded, Jay Records will release the cast recording for Anyone Can Whistle on December 4. This is the first 'complete' recording of the musical, which includes all songs, dances, overtures, entr'acte and underscoring. Pre-order today!

ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Complete Cast Recording, Starring Julia McKenzie, John Barrowman,  Photo ANYONE CAN WHISTLE Complete Cast Recording, Starring Julia McKenzie, John Barrowman, and More to Be Released December 4
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2020

17 years after being recorded, Jay Records will release the cast recording for Anyone Can Whistle on December 4. This is the first 'complete' recording of the musical, which includes all songs, dances, overtures, entr'acte and underscoring.

UN DÍA COMO HOY… INTO THE WOODS se estrena en Broadway Photo UN DÍA COMO HOY… INTO THE WOODS se estrena en Broadway
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Nov 5, 2020

Érase una vez… en un teatro de Broadway llamado Martin Bech Theatre, se estrenaba el musical INTO THE WOODS en 1987 un día como hoy con un reparto de lujo, un libreto excelente de mano de James Lapine y una partitura que permanecería en el imaginario colectivo desde entonces como una de las grandes obras maestras de Stephen Sondheim.

New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 19 - Laura Benanti Solo Album, MARY Photo New and Upcoming Releases For the Week of October 19 - Laura Benanti Solo Album, MARY POPPINS Cast Recording, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 21, 2020

This week's list includes Laura Benanti's debut solo album, The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra performing Disney music, the 2020 West End Mary Poppins cast recording, and more.

Boston Baroque Releases Biber's THE MYSTERY SONATAS on Boston Baroque Live Photo Boston Baroque Releases Biber's THE MYSTERY SONATAS on Boston Baroque Live
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2020

Boston Baroque is introducing Biber's The Mystery Sonatas as the next full-length concert release on Boston Baroque Live. Starting today, audiences can watch the performance, featuring GRAMMY®-nominated concertmaster Christina Day Martinson, on the Boston Baroque Live platform at baroque.boston free for 30 days.

Acorn TV Features DVD Debut of BBC One's GOLD DIGGER Photo Acorn TV Features DVD Debut of BBC One's GOLD DIGGER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2020

Acorn TV will feature the DVD debut of BBC One's thrilling romantic drama GOLD DIGGER on August 11, 2020. Emmy award-winning actress Julia Ormond (Mad Men, Howard's End) and acclaimed actor Ben Barnes star in this twisty British 'domestic noir' about a woman who meets a much younger man on her 60th birthday.

Stephen Sondheim Society Presents the First Online Sondheim Sessions, ANOTHER VODKA S Photo Stephen Sondheim Society Presents the First Online Sondheim Sessions, ANOTHER VODKA STINGER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2020

As a result of their annual event the Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) being cancelled, due to Covid-19, the SSS will be launching its first online Sondheim Sessions this Sunday.

BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON: Bob Avian- Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the 'Dancing Ma Photo BWW Exclusive: ALL EYES ON: Bob Avian- Richard Jay-Alexander Talks to the 'Dancing Man' About His Decades in the Biz
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Apr 10, 2020

Bob has a new book just released, titled DANCING MAN: A Broadway Choreographer's Journey, written with Tom Santopietro, no lightweight himself, a member of our industry and a longtime friend. And, as you'll learn, Peter Pileski, Avian's husband and partner for 35 years, right there, with guidance, support and plenty of suggestions.

BWW Review: Showcasing Sondheim with PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Milnerton Playhouse Photo BWW Review: Showcasing Sondheim with PUTTING IT TOGETHER at Milnerton Playhouse
by Lindsay Kruger - Dec 2, 2019

Milnerton Players opened its end-of-year musical revue this past weekend with Stephen Sondheim's PUTTING IT TOGETHER. A small but varied cast of performers against sleek staging presents a selection of numbers from 13 of the award-winning composer's musicals.

Photo Flash: Lorna Dallas Brings 'Stages' to Crazy Coqs Photo Photo Flash: Lorna Dallas Brings 'Stages' to Crazy Coqs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2019

Janie Dee, Julia McKenzie, Bobby Crush, Peter Land, Robert Meadmore and Finty Williams celebrated with American born West End favourite, Lorna Dallas, on the return of her dazzling cabaret, 'STAGES,' at Crazy Coqs at the Zédel.

Winners Of The 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles Photo Winners Of The 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2019

Winners of the 13th annual Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY) and the 12th annual Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize were announced last night at a gala held at Theatre Royal Haymarket, hosted by Joanna Riding. The gala saw twelve student competitors each perform a Stephen Sondheim song, and a Best New Song Prize entrant written by members of Mercury Musical Developments. The winner of this year's SSSSPOTY award was Stuart Thompson from LAMDA, who performed Franklin Shepard, Inc and My Thing. Theo Jamieson was awarded the Stiles + Drewe Prize for his original song Words/Amazing.

Guest Blog: Alex Cardall On Winning The Stephen Sondheim Student Performer Of The Yea Photo Guest Blog: Alex Cardall On Winning The Stephen Sondheim Student Performer Of The Year Award
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2019

I was standing on the Savoy Stage in London's West End. I hadn't yet graduated from ArtsEd (The Arts Educational Schools, London). I was holding the Stephen Sondheim Student Performer Of The Year Award. It was a day in June 2018 that I will never forget.

Judges And Performers Announced For 2019 West End Gala Of The Stephen Sondheim Societ Photo Judges And Performers Announced For 2019 West End Gala Of The Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer Of The Year And Stiles + Drewe Prize
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2019

The Stephen Sondheim Society and Mercury Musical Developments today announce West End Musical Director Gareth Valentine as the final judge for the 2019 Stephen Sondheim Society Student Performer of the Year (SSSSPOTY), alongside the previously announced Julia McKenzie, Peter Polycarpou, and Edward Seckerson. Lyricist Charles Hart and Olivier Award-winner Jenna Russell join Nkeki Obi-Melekwe and Stiles + Drewe to complete the judging panel for the Stiles + Drewe Best New Song Prize. Winners will be announced at Theatre Royal Haymarket on Sunday 9 June.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: INTO THE WOODS Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: INTO THE WOODS
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 8, 2019

Well, my little piggies and wolves, the next CDs I'm eliminating from my apartment are all the recordings of all the versions of Into The Woods. I'm talking London cast, movie version, Broadway revival and ouch, the one that's gonna leave a gaping hole in my heart, that beautiful Original Broadway Cast Recording starring Joanna Gleason, Chip Zien, Tom Aldredge, Robert Westenberg and above them all as the Witch (receiving the deal-breaking top billing the producers previously refused Patti LuPone when they offered her the role) Bernadette Peters.

Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: GUYS AND DOLLS Photo Throwing Out My CDs by Ben Rimalower: GUYS AND DOLLS
by Ben Rimalower - Feb 1, 2019

Well, next up in decluttering my apartment is clearing out the big, tall stack of different Guys and Dolls CDs I've spent a few decades collecting. I think I could hack this particular task without any tears (or maybe like you know without having to blog about it) were it not for that gorgeous black square with the orange and yellow title letters thrown into the air alongside perfect pair of cartoon dice. 1992 Grammy Award-winning New Broadway Cast Recording, it's gonna be hard to leave you, baby.

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