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VIDEO: Watch the Full HIT LIST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Featuring Jeremy Jord Photo VIDEO: Watch the Full HIT LIST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below, Featuring Jeremy Jordan, Andy Mientus, Krysta Rodriguez, and More!
by Stage Tube - Apr 4, 2020

SMASH fans, rejoice! The full Hit List concert, which premiered at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2013, is now available on YouTube!

BWW REVIEW: Megan Hilty, The Wickedly Funny Star With A Powerhouse Voice Delights At  Photo BWW REVIEW: Megan Hilty, The Wickedly Funny Star With A Powerhouse Voice Delights At The Sydney Opera House
by Jade Kops - Jun 18, 2019

Darling of Broadway and screen Megan Hilty delivers her endearing blend of comedy and expressive musical interpretation at her Sydney Opera House debut.

BWW Review: Hollywood Pantages Offers Pure Imagination with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE Photo BWW Review: Hollywood Pantages Offers Pure Imagination with CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by Don Grigware - Mar 29, 2019

What an incredible week this has been! First Matilda the Musical and now Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, both based on Roald Dahl's books. It most definitely is a world of pure imagination for kids of all ages. Currently at the Hollywood Pantages through April 14, The Chocolate Factory is a uniquely mesmerizing tale of little Charlie Bucket, who, like Matilda, is a genius who can create something out of nothing. Willy Wonka (Noah Weisberg) desperately wants an heir to his Chocolate Factory, so

MARY POPPINS RETURNS Nominated for 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards Photo MARY POPPINS RETURNS Nominated for 9th Annual Guild of Music Supervisors Awards
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2019

The Guild of Music Supervisors unveiled the list of nominees for its 9th annual award show taking place on Wednesday, February 13th at The Theatre at Ace Hotel in downtown Los Angeles. The event will celebrate the highest achievements in music supervision, recognizing exemplary work in 18 categories representing movies, television, games, advertising and trailers.

New London Barn Play House Announces Summer Line Up Photo New London Barn Play House Announces Summer Line Up
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

The award-winning New London Barn Playhouse has announced the line-up for their 2019 Summer Season. The 87th Season is jam-packed with Broadway hits, and when the Barn opens for the season in June they'll be continuing a legacy of award-winning theater that audiences have come to expect and love.

You Can't Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY Dances In the Rain at Jenny Wiley Theatre Photo You Can't Stop the Beat! HAIRSPRAY Dances In the Rain at Jenny Wiley Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2018

After their opening night was rained out on Friday, July 20th, the diverse and youthful cast of Hairspray at The Jenny Wiley Theatre, an outdoor amphitheatre in Prestonsburg, Kentucky--population 3,255 -- celebrated their work and art by transforming a local pizzeria into a piano bar and joyfully singing through a concert of the show for an enthusiastic local crowd. The second performance on Saturday, July 21st, made it to the end of Act 1... when another severe storm broke loose.

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Theatre Harrisburg Photo BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY at Theatre Harrisburg
by Andrea Stephenson - Apr 27, 2018

Hairspray originally opened on Broadway in 2002. The stage musical by Marc Shaiman, Mark O'Donnell, Thomas Meehan, and Scott Whittman, is based on the 1988 film written and directed by John Waters. The show takes place in 1962 in Baltimore and follows the story of teenager Tracy Turnblad. In many ways, Tracy is a typical teenager-longing for fame, wanting to be accepted, falling in love. But Hairspray is about more than teenage drama. It explores racism, segregation, integration, fat shaming, standards of beauty, and controversial relationships. Theatre Harrisburg's Hairspray opened at the Whitaker Center on April 26, 2018.

Photo Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' HAIRSP Photo Photo Coverage: First Look at Westgate Theatre Co. and Carriage Place Players' HAIRSPRAY
by Jerri Shafer - Oct 20, 2017

Based on the New Line Cinema film written and directed by John Waters and set against the backdrop of 60s America, 'Hairspray' tells the story of teenaged Tracy Turnblad and her dream to dance on the Corny Collins Show. Book by Mark O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan. Music by Marc Shaiman. Lyrics by Scott Whittman and Marc Shaiman. Westage Theatre Co. & Carriage Place Players are partnering with Empty Bowls, a local project to fight hunger. Friday - During intermission, there will be a silent auction for bowls donated by local artists. Saturday - 5 p.m. bowls and soup event - for a $10 minimum donation, select a bowl and enjoy homemade soup and bread then keep the handmade bowl. All proceeds from the Empty Bowls events benefit the Mid-Ohio Food Bank. Performances are October 20th thru 22nd at Westgate Community Recreation Center, 455 S Westgate Ave., Columbus, Ohio. Tickets $5 at the door. For more information, call 614-645-3264.

Staatstheater Braunschweig zeigt HAIRSPRAY Open Air
by Marcel Konrath - Mar 14, 2017

Staatstheater Braunschweig zeigt HAIRSPRAY Open Air

'Don't Monkey' with Patti LuPone's New Show at Symphony Space Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Patti LuPone is bringing her no-nonsense Broadway swagger to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre tonight in a new show titled, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY, as part of Symphony Space's 'Project B-Way/95' series.

'Don't Monkey' with Patti LuPone's New Show at Symphony Space This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Patti LuPone is bringing her no-nonsense Broadway swagger to the Peter Jay Sharp Theatre this spring in a new show titled, DON'T MONKEY WITH BROADWAY, as part of Symphony Space's 'Project B-Way/95' series.

BWW Reviews: CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is a 'Hunk-a You Betcha'
by Michelle Hache - Jul 19, 2015

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN is an engaging musical about a teenager with boyish charm, a big imagination and millions in forged checks who successfully poses as a pilot, a doctor and a lawyer -- until an FBI agent catches up with him, and the two form an unlikely friendship.

Photo Coverage: Marc Shaiman, Scott Wittman, and More Featured in PBS Taping of AMERICAN SONGBOOK at NJPAC
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 21, 2014

NJTV, New Jersey's Public Television Network and New Jersey Performing Arts Center (NJPAC) have collaborated on a second season of American Songbook at NJPAC. The six part series, is being taped in NJPAC's Victoria Theater and broadwayworld was there for last nights concert, which was hosted by Ted Chapin and written and produced by Will Friedwald. Performing last night were Maureen McGovern, Marilyn Maye, Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman. BroadwayWorld brings you photos of the evening below!

BWW Reviews: HAIRSPRAY, Bristol Hippodrome, August 7 2013
by Kathryn Pintus - Aug 8, 2013

Kathryn Pintus reviews Hairspray at the Bristol Hippodrome.

Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman & More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook, Airing Tonight
by TV News Desk - Jul 18, 2013

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook, which took place on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut, will be airing on select public television stations throughout the tri-state area. An hour-long version of the concert will premiere tonight, July 18 at 10 p.m on WLIW21, Friday, July 26 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN and CPTV, and Tuesday, July 30 at 10 p.m. on NJTV. 'From Broadway With Love' was a concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook Elementary School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir.

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE Sandy Hook Benefit Concert to Air on Select Public TV Stations in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

"From Broadway With Love: A Benefit Concert For Sandy Hook", which took place on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut, will soon be airing on select public television stations throughout the tri-state area. An hour-long version of the concert will premiere Thursday, July 18 at 10 p.m on WLIW21, Friday, July 26 at 10 p.m. on THIRTEEN and CPTV, and Tuesday, July 30 at 10 p.m. on NJTV. "From Broadway With Love" was a concert of healing for the Newtown community where composers, musicians and more than 100 stars of Broadway came together with over 300 students from several Newtown dance groups, the Sandy Hook Elementary School 3rd and 4th grades and the Newtown High School Chamber Choir.

Stephen Schwartz, Marc Shaiman & More Set for FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook, 7/18
by TV News Desk - Jun 27, 2013

FROM BROADWAY WITH LOVE: A Benefit Concert for Sandy Hook?, which took place on January 28, 2013, at the Palace Theater in Waterbury, Connecticut, will soon be airing on select public television stations throughout the tri-state area.

Liza Minnelli to Guest Star in SMASH's 'The Surprise Party' Episode, April 6
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2013

SMASH has just announced that Liza Minnelli will guest star as herself in the tenth episode of the NBC musical drama series on April 6. She will perform an original song, written by SMASH producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, along with Christian Borle, who plays 'Tom'.

Connecticut Repertory Theatre Opens HAIRSPRAY, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 1, 2013

Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present the smash-hit Broadway Musical Hairspray, April 25 - May 5, 2013 in the Harriet S. Jorgensen Theatre on the Storrs campus. For tickets and information, call 860-486-2113 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu.

Liza Minnelli to Guest Star in SMASH's 'The Surprise Party' Episode, April 6
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2013

SMASH has just announced that Liza Minnelli will guest star as herself in the tenth episode of the NBC musical drama series on April 6. She will perform an original song, written by SMASH producers Marc Shaiman and Scott Whittman, along with Christian Borle, who plays 'Tom'.

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