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Ben Elton Will Direct 20th Anniversary WE WILL ROCK YOU UK Tour Photo Ben Elton Will Direct 20th Anniversary WE WILL ROCK YOU UK Tour
by Stephi Wild - Nov 19, 2021

Queen and Ben Elton's smash hit musical 'We Will Rock You' is back for 2022 to celebrate its 20th anniversary with a new tour in theatres across the UK, directed by Ben Elton.

The Tank Announces Schedule for City Artist Corps Grantee Performances Photo The Tank Announces Schedule for City Artist Corps Grantee Performances
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Oct 1, 2021

The Tank announced today the programming schedule for the City Artist Corps Grantee Performances. From now until October 31st, the Tank is presenting FREE in-person programming highlighting the work of 14 City Artist Corps Grantees.

Derek Klena, Christy Altomare, Bonnie Milligan and More to Perform at Feinstein's/54  Photo Derek Klena, Christy Altomare, Bonnie Milligan and More to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 13, 2021

Next week, FEINSTEIN’S/54 BELOW, Broadway’s Supper Club & Private Event Destination, will present some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551.

Feinstein's/54 Below Adds Three New Shows, Featuring Derek Klena, Antonio Cipriano, B Photo Feinstein's/54 Below Adds Three New Shows, Featuring Derek Klena, Antonio Cipriano, Benjamin Ruahala and More
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Aug 9, 2021

Bringing us back to the early 2000s where young Antonio’s biggest worry was being line leader in 1st grade, he returns to the theater scene with a show that is intimate, cathartic and a much-needed taste of nostalgia.

Signature Theatre Announces Cast for AT THE FULL YUM SigWorks Reading Photo Signature Theatre Announces Cast for AT THE FULL YUM SigWorks Reading
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Sep 18, 2020

Signature Theatre has announced the cast for At the Full Yum by Rahima R. Rice, the first of four readings in its 2020/21 SigWorks: Monday Night New Play Reading Series. The reading will be directed by Jared Shamberger and stars Valeka Jessica, Gary-Kayi Fletcher, Avery Michael Johnson and Jefferson A. Russell.

VIDEO: Watch WINTER BREAK on PLAYS IN THE HOUSE Teen Edition Photo VIDEO: Watch WINTER BREAK on PLAYS IN THE HOUSE Teen Edition
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2020

Stars in the House continued today with Plays in the House: Teen Edition, Winter Break, starring Klarke Armstrong, Sachi Dieker, Lex Garcia, Charlotte Gimlin, Avery Michael Johnson, Imahni King and Lucy Martin.  

University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance Announces 78 Students to Receive A Photo University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance Announces 78 Students to Receive Awards and Scholarships
by Stephi Wild - Jul 12, 2020

The University of Kansas Department of Theatre & Dance has announced 78 students as recipients of its year-end awards and scholarships

PART TWO: Theatre Students Show off Videos of Them Singing at the Request of Laura Be Photo PART TWO: Theatre Students Show off Videos of Them Singing at the Request of Laura Benanti
by Stephi Wild - Mar 15, 2020

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Laura Benanti is asking her high school-aged followers to send videos of them singing songs from their cancelled shows.

WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Details For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNT Photo WaterTower Theatre Announces Cast & Creative Details For THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY
by A.A. Cristi - Mar 13, 2020

WaterTower Theatre Producing Artistic Director Shane Peterman today announced casting and creative details for The Bridges of Madison County.

VIDEO: South Bay Musical Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME Photo VIDEO: South Bay Musical Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME
by Stage Tube - Jan 28, 2020

South Bay Musical Theatre presents the charming musical comedy SHE LOVES ME. Described by The New York Times as a?oea bonbon of a musicala?? and a a?oetasty tale of love lost and found at the workplace,a?? the original Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME was nominated for five 1964 Tony Awards; the show has since enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, in 1993 (Winner, Tony Award a?oeBest Revival of a Musicala??) and 2016. SHE LOVES ME features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It is based on the play Parfumerie by Miklós László (which has also served as the basis for the films The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime and You've Got Mail).

Photo Flash: South Bay Musical Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME Photo Photo Flash: South Bay Musical Theatre Presents SHE LOVES ME
by A.A. Cristi - Jan 27, 2020

South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) is pleased the announce the full cast and creative team for the Company's first 2020 production, the charming musical comedy SHE LOVES ME. Described by The New York Times as ‚Äúa bonbon of a musical‚ÄĚ and a ‚Äútasty tale of love lost and found at the workplace,‚ÄĚ the original Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME was nominated for five 1964 Tony Awards; the show has since enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, in 1993 (Winner, Tony Award ‚ÄúBest Revival of a Musical‚ÄĚ) and 2016. SHE LOVES ME features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It is based on the play Parfumerie by Mikl√≥s L√°szl√≥ (which has also served as the basis for the films The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime and You've Got Mail).

The Best Of Rock Musicals Returns To Eventim Apollo Photo The Best Of Rock Musicals Returns To Eventim Apollo
by Stephi Wild - Jan 24, 2020

On Sunday 14 June 2020 at London's Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, there will be two more concerts of The Best of Rock Musicals for the benefit of the Starlight Children's Foundation.

DIRTY TRICKS With The New Bad Boys Of Magic Returns to The Three Clubs in Hollywood Photo DIRTY TRICKS With The New Bad Boys Of Magic Returns to The Three Clubs in Hollywood
by Stephi Wild - Jan 15, 2020

Hollywood's drunkest magic show, DIRTY TRICKS w/ The New Bad Boys of Magic, extends into its third smash(ed) year at The Three Clubs. Headliners at the world-famous Magic Castle, The New Bad Boys of Magic (aka Daniel Donohue and Eric Siegel), continue to shock and delight audiences with their signature brand of NSFW character comedy and top-notch illusions. Joining them for each performancea?'generally running on the third Sunday of each montha?'is a rotating cast of the world's foremost professional prestidigitators. Audience members (21-and-over, please) arrive early to grab drinks and enjoy close-up magic performed right at their tables. Co-produced by Greg Karber, the first three DIRTY TRICKS shows of the year are scheduled for Sunday, January 19th, Sunday, February 16th and Sunday, March 15, 2020. Doors open at 7:00pm for cocktails and close-up magic. The Bad Boys take the stage at 8:00pm and the show goes until 9:15pm. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased online in advance at https://www.badboysmagic.com. Buy them before they disappear!

SBMT Presents Romantic Musical Comedy SHE LOVES ME Photo SBMT Presents Romantic Musical Comedy SHE LOVES ME
by A.A. Cristi - Dec 2, 2019

South Bay Musical Theatre (SBMT) is pleased the announce the full cast and creative team for the Company's first 2020 production, the charming musical comedy SHE LOVES ME. Described by The New York Times as a?oea bonbon of a musicala?? and a a?oetasty tale of love lost and found at the workplace,a?? the original Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME was nominated for five 1964 Tony Awards; the show has since enjoyed two successful Broadway revivals, in 1993 (Winner, Tony Award a?oeBest Revival of a Musicala??) and 2016. SHE LOVES ME features a book by Joe Masteroff, music by Jerry Bock and lyrics by Sheldon Harnick. It is based on the play Parfumerie by Miklós László (which has also served as the basis for the films The Shop Around the Corner, In the Good Old Summertime and You've Got Mail).

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Serves As Grand Marshal Of Baltimore's 2019 Pennsylvani Photo Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Serves As Grand Marshal Of Baltimore's 2019 Pennsylvania Avenue Cadillac Auto Parade
by Stephi Wild - Sep 9, 2019

Tony and Emmy Award winning actor André De Shields was the grand marshal of Baltimore's 2019 Pennsylvania Avenue Cadillac Auto parade held on August 31.

WE WILL ROCK YOU Comes to Theatre Royal Photo WE WILL ROCK YOU Comes to Theatre Royal
by Stephi Wild - Aug 20, 2019

Casting has been announced for Queen and Ben Elton's smash hit musical We Will Rock You, which will storm Theatre Royal, Glasgow this December as part of a UK tour.

BWW Review: Derek Klena Blows the Roof Off the El Portal Photo BWW Review: Derek Klena Blows the Roof Off the El Portal
by Don Grigware - Aug 12, 2019

On Saturday August 10, singer/actor Derek Klena, now a popular leading man on Broadway, returned to his California roots to present his first live LA concert on the El Portal Mainstage. To say it clicked, is an understatement. I have seen Klena perform since 2009 when he came in a runnerup in LA's Next Great Stage Star. He is handsome, charming, a real promising performer who comes from a warm West Covina family. Maybe it's because of these roots, that he is as successful as he is right now. He adores his caring mother and father and two siblings Lauren and Dylan. Though married to his high chool sweetheart and living in NYC, he returns regularly to celebrate birthdays and holidays with the family or to see his brother Dylan perform on local stages.

RTP Opens 2019-20 Season With FALSETTOS Photo RTP Opens 2019-20 Season With FALSETTOS
by Stephi Wild - Aug 12, 2019

Richmond Triangle Players launches its 2019-20 season with the Tony-Award winning musical Falsettos, opening Friday September 6, 2019, at 8 pm, following two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday, September 4 and 5 at 8 pm. The production will run five weeks, through Saturday, October 5.

Photo Flash: Derek Klena Takes The Stage At Martinis Above Fourth Photo Photo Flash: Derek Klena Takes The Stage At Martinis Above Fourth
by A.A. Cristi - Aug 9, 2019

Broadway star Derek Klena hit the stage this week at Martini's Above Fourth!

Derek Klena and Special Guest Lindsay Mendez Will Appear Live In Los Angeles Photo Derek Klena and Special Guest Lindsay Mendez Will Appear Live In Los Angeles
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2019

Los Angeles native and Star of Broadway's Anastasia, Bridges of Madison County, Wicked and the upcoming Jagged Little Pill; DEREK KLENA returns home to the City of Angels for an intimate one night only engagement. Join Derek as he takes a look back on the roles, moments, and people that have shaped his life and career during his eight years in New York City. Audiences can expect stories from his childhood in West Covina, CA, from his early experiences on reality television, as well as backstage tales and songs from his star turns on Broadway.

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