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AIN'T TOO PROUD Box Office Opens Today Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD Box Office Opens Today
by Stephi Wild - Sep 20, 2021

The Imperial Theatre box office (249 West 45th Street) opens today at 10 AM for the Tony Award-winning musical Ain't Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations which will return with a gala performance on Saturday, October 16.

AIN'T TOO PROUD is Coming to DPAC This December Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD is Coming to DPAC This December
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 15, 2021

DPAC has announced the First National Tour of AIN’T TOO PROUD – THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS, the new Broadway smash hit musical will play DPAC December 7-12, 2021, as part of Truist Broadway’s new season.

13-Year-Old Holden William Hagelberger Will Lead TREVOR: THE MUSICAL Photo 13-Year-Old Holden William Hagelberger Will Lead TREVOR: THE MUSICAL
by Stephi Wild - Sep 10, 2021

13-year-old Holden William Hagelberger from Sugarland, Texas has been cast in the role of “Trevor” in Trevor: The Musical, following a process which included a national virtual casting call with over 1300 submissions.

AIN'T TOO PROUD Announces Broadway Cast With Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jelani Remy, Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD Announces Broadway Cast With Nik Walker, James Harkness, Jelani Remy, Jawan M. Jackson & Matt Manuel
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 1, 2021

Today, complete casting was announced for Broadway’s Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, as the Tony Award-winning musical prepares to return to the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance on Saturday, October 16.

2020-2021 Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performers Winners Announced Photo 2020-2021 Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performers Winners Announced
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 3, 2021

The Broadway Education Alliance, Disney Theatrical Group and Camp Broadway LLC has announced that $87,975 in educational scholarships have been awarded to students participating in the 11th annual Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance, a celebration of high school musical programs in the Greater New York area.

Roger Rees Awards Student Roster Announced; Virtual Program to be Held This Saturday Photo Roger Rees Awards Student Roster Announced; Virtual Program to be Held This Saturday
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 20, 2021

The Broadway Education Alliance has announced the 2020-2021 roster of students vying for the 11th annual Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance Best Actress and Best Actor Award on Saturday, May 22, 2021. 

Emerson College Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni Honorees For Achievements In Comm Photo Emerson College Announces 2021 Distinguished Alumni Honorees For Achievements In Communication And The Arts
by Alexa Criscitiello - May 11, 2021

On Saturday, May 8, Emerson College honored alumni with its Distinguished Alumni Award and Young Alumni Achievement Award in a virtual celebration during its first annual Emerson Week, a college-wide, fully online, multi-day event for all Emersonians, formerly alumni weekend.

Breaking: AIN'T TOO PROUD Will Return to Broadway in October Photo Breaking: AIN'T TOO PROUD Will Return to Broadway in October
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 10, 2021

Ain’t Too Proud – The Life and Times of the Temptations, the Tony Award-winning musical will resume Broadway performances on October 16, subject to government approval, at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) with a gala performance heralding the return of Broadway.

Student Blog: Letters from a Nobody in New York #6: Meet a Professor, Dean Liza Genna Photo Student Blog: Letters from a Nobody in New York #6: Meet a Professor, Dean Liza Gennaro!
by Student Blogger: Liam Joshua Munn - Apr 26, 2021

There is something really exciting about a Brand New Musical Theatre Program in New York City - Welcome to the Manhattan School of Music's New Musical Theatre Degree! I had the pleasure of speaking with Liza Gennaro, the Associate Dean and Director of the Musical Theatre Program at MSM. MSM has produced several quarantine musicals over the last year, including Rupert Holmes's The Mystery of Edwin Drood!

Whoopi Goldberg and AIN'T TOO PROUD Host Virtual Event Featuring Otis Williams and Mo Photo Whoopi Goldberg and AIN'T TOO PROUD Host Virtual Event Featuring Otis Williams and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 12, 2020

Starting tomorrow at 7 PM ET, Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of the Temptations, in partnership with American Express, will premiere an exclusive virtual event hosted by Whoopi Goldberg featuring performances from the Tony Award®-winning musical along with intimate conversations with Otis Williams, founder of The Temptations, and more.

SOOP Announces Virtual Summer Workshop Schedule Photo SOOP Announces Virtual Summer Workshop Schedule
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jul 7, 2020

Although we're stuck home away from the theater, SOOP Theatre Company will bring the theater to you with their 'Virtual' Summer Workshops!

The Roger Rees Awards Announces 2020 Winners Photo The Roger Rees Awards Announces 2020 Winners
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jun 1, 2020

The Broadway Education Alliance  presented the 10th annual Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance, a celebration of high school musical programs, in a special livestream event tonight.

Roger Rees Awards Issues Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter Photo Roger Rees Awards Issues Statement in Support of Black Lives Matter
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Jun 1, 2020

The Roger Rees Awards is dedicated to honoring every voice, especially those who feel voiceless, allowing students to express themselves and celebrating that expression. We stand with the Black community. We stand with our Black students past, present, and future. We stand with our Black educators. We stand with their families. Black Lives Matter.

Andrew Barth Feldman to Co-Host The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Perfo Photo Andrew Barth Feldman to Co-Host The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance on June 1
by Chloe Rabinowitz - May 5, 2020

The Broadway Education Alliance has announced the 10th annual presentation of The Roger Rees Awards for Excellence in Student Performance, a celebration of high school musical programs, will be held on Monday, June 1 at 7:30 pm on BEA's YouTube channel.

Cast Revealed For MISS SAIGON at the Kravis Center Photo Cast Revealed For MISS SAIGON at the Kravis Center
by Stephi Wild - Feb 27, 2020

Casting for Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGONa?"a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UKa?"has been announced for its highly anticipated engagement in West Palm Beach at The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts from March 3 a?" 8. To purchase tickets, visit kravis.org, call 561.832.7469 or visit the Box Office. Ticket prices start at $48.

HADESTOWN, THE PROM, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and More Set For the Ahmanson's 2020-21 S Photo HADESTOWN, THE PROM, TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD, and More Set For the Ahmanson's 2020-21 Season
by Stephi Wild - Feb 19, 2020

Center Theatre Group has announced its 54th season at the Ahmanson Theatre, which features Hadestown, Dear Evan Hansen, The Prom, To Kill a Mockingbird, and more!

Photo Flash: Inside Elizabeth Ward Land's STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SON Photo Photo Flash: Inside Elizabeth Ward Land's STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT At The Green Room 42
by Alexa Criscitiello - Jan 21, 2020

Broadway veteran Elizabeth Ward Land (AMAZING GRACE, MEMPHIS, THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL) warmed up The Green Room 42 with her lush vocals in her acclaimed show STILL WITHIN THE SOUND OF MY VOICE: THE SONGS OF LINDA RONSTADT for three performances mid-January.

AIN'T TOO PROUD Has Broken the Box Office House Record at the Imperial Theatre Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD Has Broken the Box Office House Record at the Imperial Theatre
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 30, 2019

Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has once again broken the box office house record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 29, 2019, was $1,865,016.90, the highest in the history of the Imperial Theatre. The musical broke its own record of $1,710,207.90 set the week of December 8, 2019. Prior to that, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the Imperial's house record, grossing $1,663,895.00 in January 2010.

Tickets for MISS SAIGON at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Will Go On Sale Dec 13 Photo Tickets for MISS SAIGON at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center Will Go On Sale Dec 13
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schönberg's legendary musical MISS SAIGON-a smash hit in London, Broadway and across the UK-will go on sale Friday, December 13 at 10 a.m. for its highly anticipated engagement at the Fox Cities P.A.C. for one week only February 18-23.

AIN'T TOO PROUD â€" THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Breaks Imperial Theatre Box Photo AIN'T TOO PROUD â€" THE LIFE AND TIMES OF THE TEMPTATIONS Breaks Imperial Theatre Box Office Record
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Dec 9, 2019

Producers Ira Pittelman and Tom Hulce announced today that the smash hit Broadway musical Ain't Too Proud - The Life and Times of The Temptations has set a new box office record at the Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street). Ain't Too Proud's gross for the week ending December 8, 2019, was $1,710,207.90 in the 1,424 seat theater, the highest for any week at the Imperial Theatre. Prior to Ain't Too Proud, Billy Elliot: The Musical held the house record ($1,663,895.00) set in January 2010.

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