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A Philly POPS Christmas Decks The Halls of The Kimmel Center this December Photo A Philly POPS Christmas Decks The Halls of The Kimmel Center this December
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

Philly's favorite holiday tradition is back! KeyBank presents: A Philly POPS Christmas: Spectacular Sounds of the Season returns to the Kimmel Center stage with ten performances from December 1-22.

Wake Up With BWW 10/15: Best in Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below, and More! Photo Wake Up With BWW 10/15: Best in Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Oct 15, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Betsy Wolfe, Sierra Boggess, and more will lead Best in Shows at Feinstein's/54 Below, and more!

ROMAN HOLIDAY Has Reading in Shanghai Photo ROMAN HOLIDAY Has Reading in Shanghai
by Stephi Wild - Oct 14, 2018

Roman Holiday the Musical held a reading today in Shanghai, China. The reading starred two time Olivier nominee Michael Xavier and Sara Chase, who appeared in the show's San Francisco run in 2017. The reading was directed by Marc Bruni with music direction by Todd Ellison.

This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 7/30 - 8/6/2018 Photo This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 7/30 - 8/6/2018
by - Aug 6, 2018

Hottest Videos on BroadwayWorld.com 7/30 - 8/6/2018.

Brief 8/1: Cast Announced For COME FROM AWAY National Tour, and More! Photo Brief 8/1: Cast Announced For COME FROM AWAY National Tour, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Aug 1, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: the full cast has been announced for the National Tour of Come From Away, we took you on the red carpet at the premiere of Freaky Friday, and more!

VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Ana Gasteyer, Megan Hilty And More Perform In ANNIE At The Hollyw Photo VIDEO: Lea Salonga, Ana Gasteyer, Megan Hilty And More Perform In ANNIE At The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2018

The Broadway classic ANNIE was featured at the Hollywood Bowl this past weekend, helmed by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden, conducted by Todd Ellison, and choreographed by Eamon Foley. Check out video from the concert below!

This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 7/23 - 7/30/2018 Photo This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 7/23 - 7/30/2018
by - Jul 30, 2018

Hottest Videos on BroadwayWorld.com 7/23 - 7/30/2018.

Photo Flash: ANNIE Composers Charles Strouse and Michael Charnin Pay A Visit Backstag Photo Photo Flash: ANNIE Composers Charles Strouse and Michael Charnin Pay A Visit Backstage at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

ANNIE composer Charles Strouse and ANNIE lyricist (and director of the original 1977 Broadway production) Martin Charnin paid a visit backstage at Saturday night's performance of ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl.  Check out photos from the special visit below!

Brief 7/30: Original Stars Reunite For AVENUE Q Concert and More! Photo Brief 7/30: Original Stars Reunite For AVENUE Q Concert and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 30, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: Bobby Lopez, John Tartaglia, and more original cast members of Avenue Q will reunite tonight for the show's 15th Anniversary Concert, and more!

Photo Flash: Get a First Look at ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl, Starring Megan Hilty, A Photo Photo Flash: Get a First Look at ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl, Starring Megan Hilty, Ana Gasteyer, Lea Salonga, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2018

Featured at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend (July 27-29) is Annie, helmed by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden, conducted by Todd Ellison, and choreographed by Eamon Foley.

Review: Michael Arden Directs ANNIE with Creative Ingenuity at the Hollywood Bowl Photo Review: Michael Arden Directs ANNIE with Creative Ingenuity at the Hollywood Bowl
by Shari Barrett - Jul 29, 2018

Even if you have seen it before, I cannot stress enough how miraculous the current production of ANNIE is at the Hollywood Bowl, directed with creative ingenuity by Michael Arden. Featured in the cast of incredibly talented triple-threat (acting, singing, dancing) performers are Ana Gasteyer as the ruthless headmistress Miss Agatha Hannigan, David Alan Grier as the refined, generous billionaire Oliver 'Daddy' Warbucks, Lea Salonga as his dedicated and caring assistant Grace Farrell, with newcomer Kaylin Hedges as Annie, who won the role over hundreds of other young girls from across the country who submitted video auditions to win role. Miss Hedges is the cornerstone of the production and her soaring, pitch-perfect voice and effervescent stage presence setting the jubilant tone for the entire ensemble.

BWW Review: Salonga, Grier, Hilty, Bart & Company Lead Charming Arden-directed ANNIE  Photo BWW Review: Salonga, Grier, Hilty, Bart & Company Lead Charming Arden-directed ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl
by Michael Quintos - Jul 28, 2018

Quite possibly the most popular family-friendly stage musical of all time, ANNIE---the classic 1977 Tony Award winner for Best Musical based on Harold Gray's 'Little Orphan Annie' comic strip---seems like a no-brainer choice to appear as the annual all-star summer musical at the world-famous Hollywood Bowl. So it's actually not a surprise that this plucky, unabashedly charming production---now causing giddy bursts of laughter and collective choruses of 'awwww's' at Hollywood's iconic 18,000-seat outdoor arena for two more performances this weekend---is such a perfect fit. And judging by its marvelous opening night performance this past Friday, July 27, the production itself is sure to win over anyone in attendance of its remaining shows.

Brief 7/24: THIS AIN'T NO DISCO Opens Tonight, and More! Photo Brief 7/24: THIS AIN'T NO DISCO Opens Tonight, and More!
by Stephi Wild - Jul 24, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: This Ain't No Disco officially opens tonight, and more!

This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 7/16 - 7/23/2018 Photo This Week on BroadwayWorld TV: Hottest Videos from 7/16 - 7/23/2018
by - Jul 23, 2018

Hottest Videos on BroadwayWorld.com 7/16 - 7/23/2018.

BWW TV: Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Roger Bart & More Preview ANNIE at the Hollywood Bo Photo BWW TV: Lea Salonga, Megan Hilty, Roger Bart & More Preview ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl!
by Michael Sterling - Jul 23, 2018

Featured at the Hollywood Bowl this weekend (July 27-29) is Annie, helmed by Tony Award-nominated director Michael Arden, conducted by Todd Ellison, and choreographed by Eamon Foley.

BWW Interview: Director Michael Arden Talks Upcoming ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl Photo BWW Interview: Director Michael Arden Talks Upcoming ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl
by Don Grigware - Jul 16, 2018

Actordirectorwriter Michael Arden needs no introduction. He was nominated for a second Tony this past season for directing the Tony winner for Best Revival of a Musical Once On This Island and is the first Artist.In.Residence at the Wallis Annenberg Theatre here in Los Angeles where he has directed Spring Awakening among many other productions. In our conversation he talks about directing Annie at the Hollywood Bowl, set to open next week Friday July 27. He also explores why the classic Award-winning show is still a popular revival.

Kimmel Center Announces Sensory-Friendly Performances Across Cultural Campus Througho Photo Kimmel Center Announces Sensory-Friendly Performances Across Cultural Campus Throughout 2018-19 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts announces a broad range of sensory-friendly performances across its Campus throughout the 2018-19 season, with presentations from Broadway Philadelphia and three of the Center's esteemed resident companies including Pennsylvania Ballet, The Philadelphia Orchestra, and The Philly POPS. Part of a Campus-wide commitment to present a diverse tapestry of programming to the Philadelphia community, the upcoming lineup of events furthers the mission of reaching broad and diverse audiences.

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE Photo Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy.

City Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong July 4 Fes Photo City Of Philadelphia To Honor Philly POPS 40th Anniversary During Weeklong July 4 Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2018

This year's Wawa Welcome America festival, a weeklong July 4 celebration, will honor the 40th anniversary of The Philly POPS and its contributions to the community through its music education program and concert series honoring the military, veterans, and first responders.

Philly POPS Announces Music Director-Designate: Todd Ellison Photo Philly POPS Announces Music Director-Designate: Todd Ellison
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Encore Series, Inc., presenter of The Philly POPS, announced today that Todd Ellison will begin his tenure as Music Director and Principal Conductor on July 1, 2019.

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