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Theater Stories: ROCK OF AGES, LOBBY HERO, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME & More A Photo Theater Stories: ROCK OF AGES, LOBBY HERO, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME & More About The Hayes Theater
by Chloe Rabinowitz - Apr 4, 2021

Today's Theater Stories features the Hayes Theater! Learn about Broadway's smallest theater, which has presented shows including Rock of Ages, Lobby Hero, What the Constitution Means to Me, Grand Horizons and many more!

BWW Flashback: Remembering Award-Winning Producer Craig Zadan Photo BWW Flashback: Remembering Award-Winning Producer Craig Zadan
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2018

Today, BroadwayWorld remembers Zadan with a look into our archives. Check out the photos below.

WAKE UP with BWW 4/23/2015 - THE VISIT, AIRLINE HIGHWAY, Drama Desk Noms and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 23, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Chita Rivera returns to Broadway in THE VISIT, with New Orleans taking over MTC in AIRLINE HIGHWAY, plus the 2015 Drama Desk noms will be announced!

BWW Flashback: The Final Countdown- ROCK OF AGES Closes on Broadway Tonight!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2015

The five-time Tony Award-nominated Rock of Ages plays its final performance on Sunday, January 18, 2015 after 22 preview and 2,328 Broadway performances, solidifying its spot as the 27th longest running show in Broadway history. Below, BroadwayWorld bids adieu to the musical with a special flashback!

Here I Go Again! BWW Interviews ROCK OF AGES Superfan Abe Calimag on His 500th Show
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 11, 2014

Today, Calimag speaks exclusively with BWW about his most memorable stage door experiences, the wide variety of actors he has seen take on these iconic roles and his own personal reflections on the 500 performances he has attended throughout the years.

Kacie Sheik, Cale Krise and More Join IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE 11, 4/22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2013

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 11 is the eleventh edition of the Bistro Award-winning series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around.

IF IT ONLY EVEN RUNS A MINUTE 11 to Feature Brandon Victor Dixon, Brynn O'Malley and More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2013

If It Only Even Runs A Minute 11 is the eleventh edition of the Bistro Award-winning series of rare songs, behind-the-scenes tales, and inspiring photos from Broadway musicals that may not have been fully appreciated the first time around.

NBC Releases SMASH's 'Bombshell' Cast Recording Today
by TV News Desk - Feb 12, 2013

NBC and Columbia Records announced that the soundtrack for Bombshell, the musical within NBC's Golden Globe-nominated series television hit 'SMASH' (Tuesdays, 10-11pm ET), will be released today, February 12.

NBC to Release SMASH's 'Bombshell' Cast Recording
by TV News Desk - Jan 7, 2013

NBC and Columbia Records announced that the soundtrack for Bombshell, the musical within NBC's Golden Globe-nominated series television hit 'SMASH' (Tuesdays, 10-11pm ET), will be released on February 12. Bombshell is available now for pre-order.

Twitter Watch: Wesley Taylor Creeps on SMASH Set
by BWW - Sep 17, 2012

On Twitter Watch, Wesley Taylor wrote 'Creeper Series...Vol. II In 5...4...3...2...'

Photo Flash: ROCK OF AGES & SPRING AWAKENING Vets Reunite on SMASH Set
by BWW - Jul 31, 2012

On Twitter Watch, Jeremy Jordan wrote ' Rock of Ages + Spring Awakening = Smash'

Photo Flash: First Look - SMASH's 'Understudy' Episode
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2012

On the April 9th episode of NBC's musical drama series SMASH entitled 'Understudy', the show has landed a star, the mercurial Rebecca Duvall (guest star Uma Thurman), but Eileen (Anjelica Huston) is thrown into a panic when Rebecca gets stuck in Cuba.

Photo Flash: Bernadette Peters Guest Stars on Next Week's SMASH!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2012

Next week on SMASH, Everything comes to a head as Eileen (Anjelica Huston), Derek (Jack Davenport) and the team present 'Marilyn The Musical' to would-be investors. Ivy (Megan Hilty) is under pressure to perform, while her mother, Broadway star Leigh Conroy (special guest Bernadette Peters), undermines her at every turn. Karen (Katharine McPhee) must decide between the workshop and a meeting with a big-time music producer. Julia (Debra Messing) and Michael (guest star Will Chase) must face up to the consequences of their actions. Check out photos from the episode below!

Photo Flash: First Look - Nick Jonas Guest Stars on NBC's SMASH, 2/27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2012

Broadway stars Nick Jonas and Wesley Taylor will be featured on the February 27th episode of NBC's SMASH. The episode is entitled 'The Cost of the Art' and will air at 10:00 pm/ET on the NBC network.

SOUND OFF: SMASH Casts Its Marilyn
by Pat Cerasaro - Feb 14, 2012

Last night, SMASH cast Marilyn Monroe in the big Broadway musical based on her life at the show's center. Or, did they? While Ivy Lynn (Megan Hilty) may have done whatever it took to make an impression on the show's lothario director, Derek (Jack Davenport), it was Ivy's long-standing friendship with the songwriting team of Julia & Tom (Debra Messing & Christian Borle) and the belief in her readily apparent talent by the lead producer, Eileen (Anjelica Huston), that really sealed the deal. So, where does that leave Karen (Katharine McPhee)? In the chorus, it seems - at least for now. The drama escalated and reached an early peak along with the crescendos of Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman's smashing "Twentieth Century Fox Mambo" showstopper - the musical highlight of the impossibly strong second episode - as the heated fully-staged and fully-choreographed audition gave way to a dream reality which finally showed us all out there in the audience what a Karen/Marilyn could potentially be: a true blonde bombshell to beat the band. Of course, nothing is quite so cut and dry as it may appear and Karen may get her chance in the spotlight on the actual Marilyn musical's stage after all. Yet, for the next few episodes at least, Ivy is the star of the show - and she is going to wring every last wiggle, coo and peck out of the role. Plus, who can put over a number in true Broadway fashion - as Marilyn Monroe, perfectly played, no less - than Megan Hilty? Did you hear her line in the newly envisioned 'Let Me Be Your Star'? In much the same way as Hilty with the Broadway pizazz, McPhee effortlessly puts over treacherously tricky pop songs with smoothness, sweetness and near-tangible sincerety and conviction. Which way will the score ultimately go - and, furthermore, what shall be of the show that contains it? Will the musical be more Norma Jean or more Marilyn, thus more befitting of Karen or Ivy, respectively? Who knows, perhaps there ultimately will be two Marilyns required - as was proposed in this very column last week at this time and seems the logical ultimate conclusion of the casting dilemma at the show's core. We will certainly have to wait and find out what happens next on SMASH and what the show ends up requiring of its incredibly talented cast of hoofers and stars-to-be. Plus, Nick Jonas, Uma Thurman and Bernadette Peters make guest star debuts in the next several weeks!

Saturday Roundup: This Week on BroadwayWorld
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 21, 2012

If you're looking for a quick roundup of this week's events, look no further: here are some of the best articles the week had to offer!

BWW TV Special: On the Set of SMASH with Norbert Leo Butz, Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 16, 2012

Today Tony-winner, Broadway star and BroadwayWorld.com fave Norbert Leo Butz was on set filming a guest starring role in the upcoming NBC series - SMASH and BroadwayWorld.com was there to capture behind the scenes footage, interviews with Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, Savannah Wise and other special coverage.

Exclusive InDepth InterView: Constantine Maroulis Talks THE TOXIC AVENGER, ROCK OF AGES Film, AMERICAN IDOL & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 16, 2012

On Friday, I had the enviable privilege of talking to ROCK OF AGES Tony Award nominee and AMERICAN IDOL star Constantine Maroulis all about the new musical he is starring in at the Alley Theater in Houston as it eyes Broadway, THE TOXIC AVENGER. In addition to discussing all aspects of the science fiction-themed musical spoof and its creators, David Bryan and Joe DiPietro - of MEMPHIS fame - Maroulis and I also take a look back at his career onstage thus far and his essaying of roles in RENT, JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, THE WEDDING SINGER and JACQUES BREL IS ALIVE AND WELL AND LIVING IN PARIS and ROCK OF AGES, as well as what we can expect from him in the future, near and far. Additionally, he shares his reflections on appearing on AMERICAN IDOL Season 4 and being mentored by fellow InDepth InterView participant Simon Cowell, as well as the immense impact that that entertainment entity, along with GLEE, has had on a whole new generation of theatregoers in the 21st century. Plus, Constantine clues us in to the exciting expansions that have been made to ROCK OF AGES for the forthcoming feature film version that he makes an appearance in, directed by HAIRSPRAY's Adam Shankman, and also shares his experiences recording the ASTEP benefit album A NEW YORK CITY CHRISTMAS, his new role as a dad and much, much more!

Norbert Leo Butz to Guest Star on NBC's SMASH!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2012

Tony-winner, Broadway star and BroadwayWorld.com fave Norbert Leo Butz is on set today filming a guest starring role in the upcoming NBC series - SMASH. Butz will play the lead character in HEAVEN ON EARTH, the 'currently running show within a show' written by the characters played by Debra Messing and Christian Borle. He will perform an original tune, entitled 'The Higher You Get, the Farther You Fall' written by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman.

Happy New Year! 100 Broadway Stars Reveal Their Resolutions for 2012!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2012

As the clock ticks towards 2012, BroadwayWorld caught up with 100 of your Broadway favorites and industry supporters about their hopes for themselves and those they love in the new year.

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