Bring Back Birdie: They're Reviving WHAT???
by Michael Dale - Dec 13, 2006

The Opening Doors Theatre Company's premiere production of their Closing Notice series is the infamous sequel to Bye, Bye, Birdie (more...)

Paper Mill Announces 'Kiss Me, Kate' Casting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2008

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Artistic Director, Mark W. Jones-Executive Director) announces its mainstage production of Cole Porter's masterpiece Kiss Me, Kate, returning to the Paper Mill Stage after a 40 year absence. Directed by Paper Mill favorite James Brennan, Kiss Me, Kate won the very first Tony Award for Best Musical in 1949 - and has been delighting audiences ever since. Kiss Me, Kate will run at the Millburn theatre from April 16 through May 18, 2008. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theater Presents EVITA 3/17-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2009

This Spring the Maltz Jupiter Theatre will present the largest musical ever produced on our stage since it opened! Evita, winner of seven Tony Awards, is the compelling mega-musical written by Andrew Lloyd Weber with lyrics by Tim Rice. This production has been captivating audiences for years and will be onstage March 17 - April 5, 2009 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre to complete the record-breaking season. (more...)

Maltz Jupiter Theater Presents EVITA 3/17-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2009

This Spring the Maltz Jupiter Theatre will present the largest musical ever produced on our stage since it opened! Evita, winner of seven Tony Awards, is the compelling mega-musical written by Andrew Lloyd Weber with lyrics by Tim Rice. This production has been captivating audiences for years and will be onstage March 17 - April 5, 2009 at the Maltz Jupiter Theatre to complete the record-breaking season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BROADWAY BARES 19.0 'CLICK IT' Backstage Pass - Part One!
by Linda Lenzi - Jun 23, 2009

BROADWAY BARES 19.0 'CLICK IT!' was held Sunday, June 21, featuring two performances (9:30 PM & Midnight) at Roseland Ballroom (239 West 52nd Street). BROADWAY BARES 19.0 'CLICK IT!' was produced by and benefited Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Review - Take Me Along - Flora, The Red Menace - Fabulous Divas of Broadway
by Michael Dale - Mar 3, 2008

1959 was a heck of a good year for Broadway overtures.  The majestic trumpet fanfare and lowdown bump and grind of Gypsy's is generally regarded as the best in musical theatre, but there was also the rousingly rhythmic curtain-raiser to Fiorello! and, my personal favorite, Philip J. Lang's beautiful interpretation of Bob Merrill's music for Take Me Along, which touches on so many moods of the show while continually building the toe-tapping climax of The catchy title tune. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY? Arcelus, Luker, McGillin, McClure, Worhsam, Paice & More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2011

Sebastian Arcelus, Rebecca Luker, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin, Jill Paice and Lauren Worsham have been cast in Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11. Where's Charley?, based on Brandon Thomas' Charley's Aunt, has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The show, running March 17 - 20, will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Alex Sanchez with music direction by Rob Berman. (more...)

BWW TV Broadway Beat Sneak Peek: Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY?
by Broadway Beat - Mar 9, 2011

Sebastian Arcelus, Rebecca Luker, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin, Jill Paice and Lauren Worsham will starin Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11. Where's Charley?, based on Brandon Thomas' Charley's Aunt, has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The show, running March 17 - 20, will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Alex Sanchez with music direction by Rob Berman. The cast and creative team met the press and Broadway Beat was there to capture them in rehearsal along with special interviews! (more...)

Photo Flash: Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY? at City Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2011

Sebastian Arcelus, Rebecca Luker, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin, Jill Paice and Lauren Worsham have been cast in Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11. Where's Charley?, based on BranDon Thomas' Charley's Aunt, has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The show, running March 17 - 20, will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Alex Sanchez with music direction by Rob Berman. (more...)

BWW TV Broadway Beat Exclusive Sneak Peek at Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY?
by Broadway Beat - Mar 17, 2011

Sebastian Arcelus, Rebecca Luker, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin, Jill Paice and Lauren Worsham star in Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11. Where's Charley?, based on BranDon Thomas' Charley's Aunt, has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The show, running March 17 - 20, will be directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Alex Sanchez with music direction by Rob Berman. Broadway Beat got an exclusive sneak peek at the production and here is a video preview! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! WHERE'S CHARLEY? Completes Run at City Center
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Mar 21, 2011

Sebastian Arcelus, Rebecca Luker, Rob McClure, Howard McGillin, Jill Paice and Lauren Worsham led Frank Loesser's Where's Charley?, the final New York City Center Encores! production of the 2010-11. Where's Charley?, based on BranDon Thomas' Charley's Aunt, has a book by George Abbott and music and lyrics by Frank Loesser. The show, which ran March 17 - 20, was directed by John Doyle and choreographed by Alex Sanchez with music direction by Rob Berman. (more...)

Photo Exclusive: ROCK OF AGES' Dan Domenech's Farewell Party
by Oliver Oliveros - Mar 31, 2012

ROCK OF AGES on Broadway wanted him to stay for another six months. In spite of that, after more than 500 shows, which began in his swing job at ROCK OF AGES' first national tour two years ago and ended up in his last performance as the musical's male romantic lead, Drew, on Broadway last Sunday, Dan Domenech has opted for some time off instead. BroadwayWorld.com brings you exclusive photos of Domenech's farewell party, in which ROA cast members, some theater friends, and family members joined the intimate gathering, recently held at Pazza Notte Restaurant & Lounge on Avenue of Americas. (more...)

NSMT Presents ANNIE, Starring Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, 7/17-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012

"Leapin' Lizards!" ANNIE, one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, takes center stage at North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) from Tuesday, July 17, through Sunday, July 29. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30pm. (more...)

NSMT Presents ANNIE, Starring Jacquelyn Piro Donovan, Now thru 7/29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2012

"Leapin' Lizards!" ANNIE, one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, takes center stage at North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) from tonight, July 17, through Sunday, July 29. Press night is scheduled for Wednesday, July 18 at 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Weintraub, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan and More in NSMT's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents ANNIE, now playing through July 29. Press night was held last night, July 18, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the photos below. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lauren Weintraub and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in NSMT's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2012

ANNIE, one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, takes center stage at North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) now through Sunday, July 29. Press night is tonight, July 18 at 7:30pm. Get a first look at Lauren Weintraub as Annie and Jacquelyn Piro Donovan as Miss Hannigan and more in the photos below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of NSMT's ANNIE
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2012

ANNIE, one of the best-loved family musicals of all time, takes center stage at North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) now through Sunday, July 29. Get a sneak peek at the production by clicking the video below. (more...)

BWW Reviews: CHICAGO at Village Has a Cast of Killers!
by Jay Irwin - May 10, 2013

I've seen it more times than I care to count. Between the movie version, the still running Broadway revival, the touring productions and copious local productions most people have. And why not? 'Chicago' is one of Kander and Ebb's best and most enduring. So when Village Theatre announced it would be closing their season I thought, 'Oh goodie I get to see it AGAIN!' But Director Steve Tomkins has not only assembled one kick-ass cast but they've put their own little twist on it. No, they haven't set it in space or anything but they have returned the glitz, flash and humor to a show that has become known for seductively brooding in the dark. Oh the sex is still there but it's accompanied by a sense of whimsy that makes this production stand apart. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Previews Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 6, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse will open its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) andDavid Lee. Can-Can's score features some of Cole Porter's timeless classics including 'I Love Paris,' 'C'est Magnifique,' 'It's All Right With Me' and more. Paper Mill Playhouse is launching this Broadway-bound production of Cole Porter's classic musical with producing partner Jonathan Burrows. Can-Can will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from October 1 through October 26, 2014. The company just met the press to preview the new production and you can check out photos from inside the special preview event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway-Bound CAN-CAN Celebrates Opening Night at Paper Mill Playhouse
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 6, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse just opened its 2014-2015 season with a Broadway-bound, world-class revival of Can-Can starring Kate Baldwin as Pistache and Jason Danieley as Aristide. This fresh new production features direction by David Lee (Frasier, Cheers) and choreography by Patti Colombo (Paper Mill's Peter Pan, On the Town, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers). The show features a book by Abe Burrows (Guys and Dolls, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) and a re-crafted script by Joel Fields (Ugly Betty, The Americans) and David Lee. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the opening night curtain call! (more...)