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Since graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, Scott Wittman has worked as both a lyricist and an artist who conceptualizes how to present stars as themselves on the Broadway stage. In 1995, he directed Patti LuPone on Broadway and has since worked with such performers as Nathan ... (read more)
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Since graduating from Emerson College in Boston, Massachusetts, Scott Wittman has worked as both a lyricist and an artist who conceptualizes how to present stars as themselves on the Broadway stage. In 1995, he directed Patti LuPone on Broadway and has since worked with such performers as Nathan ... (read more)
Wake Up With BWW 12/3: The Clintons Visit OKLAHOMA!, and More! Wake Up With BWW 12/3: The Clintons Visit OKLAHOMA!, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Dec 3, 2019

Today's top stories: The Clintons stopped by Oklahoma!, and more! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Scott Wittman! BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Scott Wittman!
by Ben Rimalower - Dec 2, 2019

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to Tony-winning lyricist and director Scott Wittman about Frank Sinatra's 1966 live album, 'Sinatra at the Sands.' They also discuss Bette Midler, Patti LuPone, Sammy Davis Jr, Edie Beale, Christine Ebersole, Count Basie, Barbara Cook, Dusty Springfield, Ute Lemper, and Bridget Everett. Scott talks about playing 'cocktail lounge' growing up, and how his love for live albums influenced his career in theater and cabaret. Scott has worked on a number of successful Broadway shows such as 'Hairspray,' 'Catch Me If You Can,' and 'Charlie and the Chocolate Factory,' as well as the TV show 'Smash' and the movie 'Mary Poppins Returns.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katharine McPhee Opens Up the Diner One Last Time in WAITRESS on Broadway Photo Coverage: Katharine McPhee Opens Up the Diner One Last Time in WAITRESS on Broadway
by Walter McBride - Nov 26, 2019

Katharine McPhee returned to Waitress, beginning last night, November 25. She will play the role of Jenna until the show closes in January. (more...)

Brisbane CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Finds Its Charlie Buckets! Brisbane CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Finds Its Charlie Buckets!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

Charlie Bucket has been found and he has a Golden Ticket! Producers John Frost, Craig Donnell, Warner Bros Theatre Ventures, Langley Park Productions and Neal Street. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Natalie Douglas BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Natalie Douglas
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 25, 2019

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to cabaret superstar Natalie Douglas about Nina Simone's 1961 album 'Forbidden Fruit.' They also discuss The Eagles, 'South Pacific,' Mitzi Gaynor, Roberta Flack, Barbra Streisand, Karen Mason, Joe Williams, and Dolly Parton. Natalie shares stories about moving to New York and working at famous piano bars such as Brandy's and The Duplex. She now sings to audiences around the world and can be seen performing at her monthly residency at Birdland in New York City. (more...)

Review Roundup: The National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - What Did the Critics Think? Review Roundup: The National Tour of CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY - What Did the Critics Think?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2019

The chocolate factory is coming to a city near you! The tour for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory has made stops in Cincinnati, Toronto, Boston and more! (more...)

BWW TV: Katharine McPhee Returns! She's Opening Up About Being WAITRESS's Final Jenna BWW TV: Katharine McPhee Returns! She's Opening Up About Being WAITRESS's Final Jenna
by TV - Press Previews - Nov 23, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Katharine McPhee will return to Broadway as Jenna for the final weeks of Waitress' Broadway run. McPhee returns to Waitress, where she made her Broadway debut last year. (more...)

Music Theatre International Acquires Worldwide Licensing Rights to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Music Theatre International Acquires Worldwide Licensing Rights to CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2019

Theatrical licensor Music Theatre International (MTI) has secured worldwide licensing rights to the Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Katharine McPhee Gets Ready to Return to Broadway in WAITRESS Photo Coverage: Katharine McPhee Gets Ready to Return to Broadway in WAITRESS
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 20, 2019

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Katharine McPhee will return to Broadway as Jenna for the final weeks of Waitress' Broadway run. McPhee returns to Waitress, where she made her Broadway debut last year. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pioneers Go East's VIRGO STAR At La MaMa Photo Flash: Pioneers Go East's VIRGO STAR At La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2019

Tony Award-winning La MaMa is currently presenting the world premiere of VIRGO STAR, an intimate interactive performance, written and devised by the Pioneers Go East Collective - Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte and Daniel Diaz, in collaboration with Philip Treviño, Anabella Lenzu and Agosto Machado, and directed by Gian Marco Riccardo Lo Forte. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Michael Musto BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Special Guest, Michael Musto
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 18, 2019

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to legendary writer and New York nightlife fixture Michael Musto about the 1968 album 'Diana Ross and The Supremes Sing and Perform Funny Girl.' They also discuss 'The Wiz,' Motown, Barbra Streisand, 'Mahogany,' Liza Minnelli, Madonna, 'Evita,' Nancy Walker, Mary Wilson, 'Follies,' and Marilyn Maye. Michael talks about the first time he saw the movie 'Funny Girl,' as well as his attempt to see Diana Ross live in Central Park. Michael can be seen performing live at venues around New York City, and his weekly column can be found on NewNowNext. (more...)

La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Awarded $1 Million Grant by The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Awarded $1 Million Grant by The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

In honor of the centenary of the birth of La MaMa founder Ellen Stewart, the La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club has announced a $1 million challenge grant by The Diamonstein-Spielvogel Foundation toward the restoration and renewal of La MaMa's original home at 74A East 4th Street. (more...)

Sven Ratzke's 'Where Are We Now' Comes to La MaMa Sven Ratzke's 'Where Are We Now' Comes to La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2019

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Katharine McPhee and Drew Gehling to Host WAITRESS Cast Album Karaoke on December 2 Katharine McPhee and Drew Gehling to Host WAITRESS Cast Album Karaoke on December 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2019

Katharine McPhee and Drew Gehling will host the show's hugely popular 'Cast Album Karaoke' program following the 7 PM performance on Monday, December 2nd at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street). Interested audience members will be able to sign up before the performance for the chance to sing one minute of any song in the show accompanied by the onstage band led by musical director Nadia DiGiallonardo. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Real Housewives of New York City Star Luann de Lesseps BWW Exclusive: Ben Rimalower's Broken Records with Real Housewives of New York City Star Luann de Lesseps
by Ben Rimalower - Nov 11, 2019

In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to playwright, composer, and lyricist Michael R. Jackson about Tori Amos's 1994 album 'Under the Pink.' They also discuss Liz Phair, Joni Mitchell, Mariah Carey, alt rock, Fiona Apple, 'Show Boat,' William Finn, 'In Trousers,' 'Raisin,' Sondheim, 'Company,' 'Rent,' and 'Passing Strange.' Michael talks about how he discovered his favorite songwriters and how they influenced his own writing process. Michael's acclaimed new musical 'A Strange Loop' recently played to sold-out audiences, and the cast recording is now available from Broadway Records. (more...)

BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Det Norske Teatret - Highly Imaginative Musical With Strong, Solid Performances. BWW Review: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at Det Norske Teatret - Highly Imaginative Musical With Strong, Solid Performances.
by Christian Ranke - Nov 11, 2019

Charlie and the Chocolate factory” is big, extravagant and highly entertaining. The two leads, Peter Andreas Hjellnes (Charlie) and Fridtjof Sensæth Josefsen (Willy Wonka), carry the show splendidly on their shoulders. As a musical it has flaws, but the production 'almost' manages to conceal this through solid stage design, beautiful comstumes, solid direction and fun choreography. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jackie Burns Inspires Students at One Day Master Class with Broadway Artists Alliance Photo Flash: Jackie Burns Inspires Students at One Day Master Class with Broadway Artists Alliance
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2019

On Saturday, November 2nd, Broadway's longest running Elphaba, Jackie Burns, worked with a group of students at Broadway Artists Alliance, workshopping audition material and sharing stories about her experiences in the industry. Burns garnered critical acclaim for her long running portrayal of Elphaba in the musical Wicked. She holds the distinction of most performances as the green-skinned witch on Broadway. (more...)

Tickets For CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY On Sale November 17 Tickets For CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY On Sale November 17
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Broadway In Detroit is thrilled to announce that tickets for the February 18 a?" March 1 engagement of Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY at the Detroit Opera House will go on sale Sunday, November 17. (more...)

Photo Flash: Photos Of Clowns Ex Machina In THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION Photo Flash: Photos Of Clowns Ex Machina In THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Check out photos for the all-women clown troupe Clowns Ex Machina in the world premiere of THE BAD'UNS: CLOWN ACTS OF CONTAGION, created and directed by Kendall Cornell in collaboration with the ensemble, running November 7 - 17, 2019 at La MaMa's Downstairs Theatre, located at 66 East 4th Street in New York City. (more...)

Tickets For CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY At Saenger Theatre Go On Sale This Friday Tickets For CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY At Saenger Theatre Go On Sale This Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 5, 2019

Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans is thrilled to announce that tickets for Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY will go on sale Friday, Nov. 8 at 10 a.m. Presented by the New Orleans Theatre Association, Roald Dahl's CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY, is part of the Hancock Whitney Broadway in New Orleans 2019-2020 season. (more...)

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