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by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2013
Curtains up! AIR TWYLA propels Pacific Northwest Ballet into its new season with a trio of works by its first artist-in-residence, renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp. The program includes the world premiere of Waiting at the Station with a commissioned score by New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint. Sharing the program with Waiting at the Station are the Scottish-inspired Brief Fling (a PNB premiere) and Tharp's homage to Ol' Blue Eyes and ballroom dance, the unforgettable Nine Sinatra Songs. AIR TWYLA runs for only seven performances, tonight, September 27 - October 6 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2012
The 2012-13 Concert Season at the Centenary Stage Company will kick off with a "Curtains Up - Opening of the Season Celebration" and a performance by Robert Klein, tonight, Sept 22 in the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2012
The 2012-13 Concert Season at the Centenary Stage Company will kick off with a "Curtains Up - Opening of the Season Celebration" and a performance by Robert Klein, on Saturday, Sept 22 in the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown.
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 9, 2013
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards are open for nominations! Plus three shows get extensions, the Drury Lane announces 2014-15, two musical improv shows play midweek runs, some local 'Cats,' FOUR productions of 'Sweeney Todd' and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013
UPSTAIRS LANDING PRODUCTIONS continues season two of "Standing By with Caskey Hunsader" on October 15th at www.standingbytv.com/cinderella. Ensemble member Linda Mugleston and Swing Adam Jepsen discuss the challenge of bing an understudy for the Broadway production of Cinderella now playing at the Broadway Theatre.
by Paul W. Thompson - Oct 11, 2013
BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, and you can be a part of all the fun and excitement! Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards are now in our 4th fabulous year.
by Stage Tube - Oct 1, 2013
Upstairs Landing Productions kicks off season two of 'Standing By with Caskey Hunsader' today, October 1st at www.standingbytv.com/annie. Swings Skye Alyssa Friedman (Orphans & Annie) and David Rossetti discuss life standing by for the hit revival of Annie now playing at the Palace Theatre. Watch the interview below!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2012
The Huntington's Disease Society of America's annual Curtains Up For A Cure, produced by Broadway actress Meredith Patterson and hosted by Lance Rubin, will be presented December 3rd at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan.
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 13, 2013
BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the nominations for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater award now in its 4th fabulous year. And the Bohemian Theatre Ensemble leads the way, with a whopping 15 nominations overall, including 10 for its summer production of 'Kiss of the Spider Woman.' Chicago Shakespeare Theater is next overall, with 12 nods, spread out over an impressive 7 different productions, including 'Othello: The Remix,' 'Henry VII,' 'The School for Lies' and its Shakespeare in the Parks production of 'The Comedy of Errors,' nominated as Best Theatrical Event.
by Paul W. Thompson - Nov 10, 2014
BroadwayWorld.com is proud once again to announce the nominations for the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards, Chicago's only comprehensive, fan-voted theater awards, now in our 5th fantastic year.
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2014
Richmond CenterStage today announced Curtains Up!, a one-night-only special event featuring a diverse and exciting collection of local resident companies to be held at 6:00 p.m. on Sunday, September 14 at the historic Carpenter Theatre.
by Paul W. Thompson - May 29, 2013
Paul W. Thompson, Chicago Regional Editor for BroadwayWorld.com, author of the weekly column, 'The Showtune Mosh Pit,' and owner of Paul W. Thompson Music in the Chicago Loop, announces three fun summer events at The Call Bar for 2013. He's hosting one each month!
by Paul W. Thompson - May 2, 2012
Chicago's Call Bar has announced that the cast of "Jersey Shore: The Musical" will perform at The Call tonight, May 2, 2012, during "Curtains Up! Wednesday" - Andersonville's Showtune Night!
by Paul W. Thompson - May 2, 2012
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Jessie Mueller, 'Cats,' '[title of show],' David Cromer's 'Rent' 'The Marvin Gaye Story,' 'Fame' seeks a tenor and more....
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2012
Upstairs Landing Productions presents another episode of "Standing By" with guests Nikki Bohne and Bettis Richardson from the new production of Bring It On, opening this week on Broadway at the St. James Theater. Watch the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2012
UPSTAIRS LANDING PRODUCTIONS launches the interview web series, "Standing By" on July 3rd, 2012 with special guests Sumayya Ali and David Hughey of the Tony winning best revival of "The Gershwins' Porgy And Bess".
by Stage Tube - Jul 17, 2012
Upstairs Landing Productions presents another episode of "Standing By" with guests Marissa Perry and Jennifer Allen from the hit Broadway production of "Sister Act". "Standing By" introduces you to the understudies, standbys and swings helping keep Broadway's curtains up every night. Host Caskey Hunsader speaks with Broadway's rising stars on this new and exciting web series. Watch the interview below!
by Paul W. Thompson - Jul 1, 2013
Paul W. Thompson turns 52 this summer, and his popular column, the 'Showtune Mosh Pit' turns four years old, also passing its milestone 200th weekly edition! Anyone with a birthday or other occasion to celebrate in the summertime can come to The Call on July 10th and celebrate in style, with showtune videos from 8:00 pm to 2:00 am. We'll have cake! Got an anniversary? An out-of-town guest? Sounds like a reason to party!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2014
UPSTAIRS LANDING PRODUCTIONS continues season two of "Standing By with Caskey Hunsader" on January 7th at www.standingbytv.com/phantom. Ensemble members Nathan Patrick Morgan (u/s Piangi) and Lynne Abeles (u/s Carlotta) discuss being part of the historical 25-plus year run of the Broadway Smash, The Phantom Of The Opera.
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 1, 2015
The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration will take place for the 5th year in a row at The Call Bar in Chicago's Andersonville neighborhood. This year's Celebration will be on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. from 8 pm to midnight.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2014
UPSTAIRS LANDING PRODUCTIONS wraps up the second season of 'Standing By with Caskey Hunsader' with a special On The Road edition. Mary Leigh Sturino from the recent national tour of A Chorus Line joins Lauren Kadel of the Young Frankenstein national tour. The episode is now available at www.standingbytv.com/ontheroad.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2013
The Huntington's Disease Society of America ~ Greater New York Chapter (HDSA) hosts its seventh annual CURTAIN'S UP FOR A CURE: A Broadway Holiday Concert, a celebration of life featuring songs by Broadway's greatest songwriters as well as holiday favorites, today, December 9, 2013.
by Paul W. Thompson - Dec 31, 2014
The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Braodway. It's the Top Ten Hot Topix for the last half of 2014, and the BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration on Wednesday, January 7th, 2015!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2013
The Huntington's Disease Society of America ~ Greater New York Chapter (HDSA) will host its seventh annual CURTAIN'S UP FOR A CURE: A Broadway Holiday Concert, a celebration of life featuring songs by Broadway's greatest songwriters as well as holiday favorites, on Monday, December 9,2013.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2012
The Huntington's Disease Society of America's annual Curtains Up For A Cure, produced by Broadway actress Meredith Patterson and hosted by Lance Rubin, will be presented tonight, December 3rd at Playwrights Horizons in Manhattan.
by Stage Tube - Dec 22, 2014
On Dec. 1st at Playwright's Horizons, the Huntington's Disease Society of America, Greater NY Chapter held their annual Curtains Up For A Cure concert & silent auction with proceeds benefitting Huntington's Disease research. The concert was Produced by Meredith Patterson, who (among other Broadway credits) originated the role of Judy Haynes on Broadway in Irving Berlin's White Christmas. Ms. Patterson reprised her role last year in the 2013 Broadway National Tour.
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 9, 2013
Wednesday, August 28, 2013 (8:00 pm-12:00 midnight) is the FALL THEATER PREVIEW PARTY. All theater fans are invited to drop by. And all theater companies are invited to participate!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2012
XL Nightclub will be premiering their new weekly show CURTAINS UP with nightlife host Marti Gould Cummings beginning tonight, August 6th. The show will begin with an old fashioned musical theatre sing along and happy hour at 7PM followed by live performances by Cummings and a new weekly guest at 9PM. The concert is a free event.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2013
The Dallas Opera is happy to present three weekends of family-friendly programming guaranteed to introduce you and your loved ones to the big, beautiful world of opera. The Dallas Opera Educational/Family Series, part of The Perot Foundation Education and Community Outreach Programs, is presented by Texas Instruments and made possible with additional support from Lockheed Martin.
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 24, 2013
This coming Wednesday night, August 28, 2013, is the FALL THEATER PREVIEW PARTY from BroadwayWorld Chicago. It's from 8:00 pm to midnight, and YOU'RE invited!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2012
The 2012-13 Concert Season at the Centenary Stage Company will kick off with a "Curtains Up - Opening of the Season Celebration" and a performance by Robert Klein, on Saturday, Sept 22 in the David and Carol Lackland Center in Hackettstown.
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 24, 2012
At BroadwayWorld we pride ourselves in showcasing theater content from all corners of the globe. Our regional contributors do an amazing job each day of bringing you the latest theater news in their cities and countries and to acknowledge this, we launched a new weekly column called 'Around BWW: Regional Highlights of the Week'. Read on for our most-read features, interviews, breaking news and more for the week of August 20!
by Michael Mulhern - Aug 21, 2012
One thing that I love about community theater is that you get all walks of life, be it young or old that have a passion for performing; and the one thing that stands out above all the other elements is heart.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2013
Curtains up! AIR TWYLA propels Pacific Northwest Ballet into its new season with a trio of works by its first artist-in-residence, renowned choreographer Twyla Tharp. The program includes the world premiere of Waiting at the Station with a commissioned score by New Orleans music legend Allen Toussaint. Sharing the program with Waiting at the Station are the Scottish-inspired Brief Fling (a PNB premiere) and Tharp's homage to Ol' Blue Eyes and ballroom dance, the unforgettable Nine Sinatra Songs. AIR TWYLA runs for only seven performances, September 27 – October 6 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $28 and may be purchased by calling 206.441.2424, online at pnb.org, or in person at the PNB Box Office at 301 Mercer Street. AIR TWYLA is made possible through the generous support of presenting sponsor The Paul G. Allen Family Foundation.
by Stage Tube - Aug 16, 2012
Upstairs Landing Productions presents another episode of 'Standing By' with guests Sharone Sayegh and Mark Dancewicz from the Broadway production of Mamma Mia!, celebrating 10 years at the Winter Garden Theater. Check out the video interview below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 1, 2012
XL Nightclub will be premiering their new weekly show CURTAINS UP with nightlife host Marti Gould Cummings beginning on Monday, August 6th. The show will begin with an old fashioned musical theatre sing along and happy hour at 7PM followed by live performances by Cummings and a new weekly guest at 9PM. The concert is a free event.