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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Internationally acclaimed superstar Ben Vereen will receive the Gold Coast Arts Center's Lifetime Achievement Award at an opening night reception of the Gold Coast International Film Festival on Monday, November 4, 2019 at 6 p.m. at the Krasnoff Theater at Tilles Center in Brookville, New York according to Regina Gil, founder and executive director of the multi-cultural, nonprofit arts organization.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
BroadwayWorld has learned that the Tokyu Orb Theatre will present a concert production of JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR beginning October 11th.
by Ben Rimalower - Sep 30, 2019
In this episode, Ben and Daniel talk to actor and comedian Cole Escola about Judy Garland's beloved 1961 Grammy-winning live album Judy at Carnegie Hall. They also discuss Bernadette Peters, Liza Minnelli, Barbara Cook, and Marin Mazzie. Cole talks about how he discovered each of these legendary performers and how live albums and concert patter have helped inform his own career. Cole currently writes for and stars in Amy Sedaris's Emmy-nominated show At Home with Amy Sedaris on truTV.
by Kathy Strain - Sep 30, 2019
JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR has been one of the most beloved shows since it was first written by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice. With the release of the American album in 1970, it has become known as the a?oeBrown Albuma?? based on the original cover. It became an instant hit in households all over the United States. As the cast prepares for opening night in Austin at the Bass Concert Hall, BWW caught up with Jenna Rubaii who plays Mary.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2019
Broadway In Chicago announces its off-season specials including KATHLEEN TURNER: FINDING MY VOICE; RIVERDANCE 25THANNIVERSARY SHOW; MEN ARE FROM MARS - WOMEN ARE FROM VENUS LIVE!; ROBERT DUBAC'S THE BOOK OF MORON; THE CHOIR OF MAN; THE OFFICE! A MUSICAL PARODY; WAITRESS and LISA LAMPANELLI'S LOSIN' IT!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2019
Those looking for a fun Pre-Christmas celebration this is the place to be! This side splitting all Australian comedy will leave your cheeks sore from laughter, and you'll never want to leave the DreamSong Church!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Cal State Fullerton's fall season begins with a?oeDisney's Beauty and the Beast,a?? with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, book by CSUF alumna Linda Woolverton '79 (M.A. theatre arts), and directed by Martie Ramm. The play runs from October 11 a?" 27, 2019 in the Little Theatre on campus. Based on the Academy Award-winning animated feature, Disney's family friendly musical a?" a a?oetale as old as timea?? a?" tells the story of Belle, a smart young woman in a provincial town, and the Beast, a prince trapped under the spell of an enchantress. If the Beast can learn to love and be loved, the curse will end and he will return to his former self. But time is running out. Will he be transformed by love or doomed for all eternity?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
This winter, Village Theatre will warm the cold and dreary Seattle days with the brassy and colorful iconic crowd pleaser, Guys & Dolls. The second show in their celebratory 40th Anniversary Season, Guys & Dolls will run at the Francis J. Gaudette Theatre in Issaquah November 7 a?' December 29, 2019 before moving to the Everett Performing Arts Center January 3 a?' February 2, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2019
Tickets for the Brisbane season of the lavish and fun multi-million dollar musical comedy SHREK THE MUSICAL will go on sale this Friday, 27 September. The Broadway smash hit will play at the Lyric Theatre, QPAC from 9 May 2020 following seasons at the Sydney Lyric Theatre and Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Gloucester Stage Company continues its 40th Anniversary Season of professional theater with Karen Zacarías' Native Gardens from September 27 through October 20 at Gloucester Stage Company, 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. This contemporary comedy follows high-powered lawyer Pablo Del Valle, and his very pregnant wife, doctoral candidate Tania, who have just purchased a house next door to community stalwarts Virginia and Frank Butley. Soon a disagreement between the neighbors over a longstanding fence line derails their plans of realizing the American Dream.
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 24, 2019
Ross Golan has written hits for Ariana Grande, Flo Rida, Lady Antebellum and more! Now he's bringing his new musical The Wrong Man to the stage with help from the Tony & Emmy-winning duo behind Hamilton.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will return to Jacksonville due to popular demand. Tickets will go on sale October 11 at 10 a.m and the Broadway musical will play January 14-19, 2020 at the Times-Union Center. Tickets will be available online by visiting fscjartistseries.org, or by calling (904) 632-5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling (904)632-5050. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2019
Bristol Riverside Theatre announces that Founding Director Susan D. Atkinson and Artistic Director Keith Baker will be stepping down from their day-to-day roles at the end of the 2019-2020 season. Atkinson is credited with helping to rejuvenate Bristol Borough during her 33 years of service. She led the way in turning an old adult movie theatre into a professional theatre company that has produced five world class productions a year for the past 33 years. Baker steps down after 28 years of service to the theatre. He wore many different hats at BRT, directing, singing and acting in over 120 plays and musicals, and steering its artistic vision. The duo will step down from their roles at the conclusion of the current season. The BRT Board of Directors has launched an extensive search for a new artistic director. Later in the season, look for news of a special event that will honor Atkinson and Baker's service to the organization and the community. 
by Ben Rimalower - Sep 23, 2019
BroadwayWorld is excited to announce the official launch of the site's first self-produced podcast - Ben Rimalower's Broken Records, The Albums You Wouldn't Shut Up About. On each weekly episode Rimalower and co-host Daniel Nolen chat with guests about one album that they were obsessed with, how they discovered it, what it led them to, where they were in life when it impacted them and how it's stayed with them since.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2019
Bruce Dow won 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for his work at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The Broadway Bound (again!) Bruce, Actor/Singer, and Stratford Festival Veteran presents his solo, cabaret experience - A FUNNY PROPOSITION - for ONE NIGHT ONLY - October 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm @ Tallulah's Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2019
Bruce Dow won 2 Dora Mavor Moore Awards for his work at Buddies in Bad Times Theatre. The Broadway Bound (again!) Bruce, Actor/Singer, and Stratford Festival Veteran presents his solo, cabaret experience - A FUNNY PROPOSITION - for ONE NIGHT ONLY - October 10, 2019 at 7:30 pm @ Tallulah's Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2019
Zorro's legendary story of good versus evil has been a source of enduring fascination, and has been the subject of a best selling novel by producer Isabel Allende as well as several major motion pictures. ZORRO: THE MUSICAL retells the dramatic tale of this romantic hero set to the famous red-hot Gipsy King beat.
by Rich Mehrenberg - Sep 20, 2019
Ramirez has an especially powerful belt, and conveys emotions of passion, anger, and frustration through song with great conviction (and volume).
by Broadwaysted - Sep 19, 2019
This week, the Broadwaysted Crew is thrilled to be joined by Jenna Rubaii from the 50th Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar! We're pouring out Montelobos Mezcal, Milagro Tequila, and Barr Hill Gin with a 'tear-and-share' lime as Jenna spills about the exciting, music-focused Anniversary Tour of Jesus Christ Superstar, flying around the country upside-down in American Idiot, and the differences in international audiences' reactions.
by Stage Tube - Sep 19, 2019
After James Corden asked Billy Porter about acting in his first sex scene, Kirsten Dunst recalled her first kiss, which many think was with Brad Pitt in 'Interview with a Vampire.' Turns out, Kirsten's experience was on a school field trip in a dark elevator. Watch the video below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
We're throwing it back and celebrating the importance of education by looking back at some of your favorite Broadway stars' theatre roots in their local musicals and plays growing up! We've gathered posts from stars including Corey Cott, Andrew Barth Feldman, Rachel Zegler, and more to see the beginnings of their passion of the arts! Get a blast from the past by checking out all the photos and clips below!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Detroit's own Aretha Franklin truly was the a?oeQueen of Soul,a?? recording more than 100 charted singles including 17 Top 10 Pop singles and 20 No. 1 R&B singles. The first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Franklin was ranked number one Rolling Stone magazine's list of 100 Greatest Singers of All Time in 2010. 
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2019
Broadway In Chicago is thrilled to announce its next season will go on sale to the public Sunday, Oct. 6.  The season includes:  the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of the new musical THE DEVIL WEARS PRADA, MOULIN ROUGE! THE MUSICAL, WHAT THE CONSTITUTION MEANS TO ME, MY FAIR LADY, SIX and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2019
A star-studded cast of Broadway artists joins Pacific Symphony to take audiences on a journey through the theatrical worlds of musical masterminds Stephen Sondheim and Andrew Lloyd Webber, featuring selections from a?oePhantom of the Opera,a?? a?oeSweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street,a?? a?oeJesus Christ Superstar,a?? a?oeA Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum,a?? a?oeCats,a?? a?oeGypsya?? and many more! Principal Pops Conductor Richard Kaufman leads the 2019-20 Pops Season opening night with special guest artists Debbie Gravitte, Scarlett Strallen and Hugh Panaro.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2019
Sometimes being brave means being yourself! This fall Goodspeed Musicals' production of Billy Elliot The Musical will spark with infectious energy. This tour-de-force of dance based on the British movie of the same name, will run September 13 a?' November 24 at The Goodspeed in East Haddam, Conn. [Official Press Opening will be October 2, 2019].
by Caroline Cronin - Sep 17, 2019
Caissie Levy made her triumphant return across the Atlantic on Sunday night, marking her first UK performance since 2013. Club 11 London has delivered some brilliant Broadway belters to us over the past year, but the inclusion of Levy in this repertoire has elevated its offering to the next level.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 17, 2019
Today's top stories: read the reviews for Derren Brown: Secret, and more!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2019
The San Francisco North Bay's Marquee Theater Journalists Association has released the list of nominees for its 4th Annual MTJA Awards. The Association recognized the exemplary work of Sonoma County theater artists with nominations in eighteen categories that were culled from the sixty-eight productions attended by MTJA members. Recipients will be announced at the 2019 MTJA Awards - A Celebration of Sonoma County Theater which will be held October 14th at 3 Disciples Brewing in downtown Santa Rosa.
by Stephi Wild - Sep 13, 2019
Today's top stories: Freestyle Love Supreme begins previews on Broadway, and more!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Sep 12, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar will officially launch the 50th anniversary tour at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on October 8th through the 13th before visiting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2019
Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice's iconic musical, Jesus Christ Superstar will officially launch the 50th anniversary tour at Austin's Bass Concert Hall on October 8th through the 13th before visiting over 30 cities including Los Angeles, Denver, Nashville, Dallas and Chicago. BroadwayWorld is live at the press event for the upcoming tour. Check out all the action in the live stream!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Salisbury Playhouse has announced casting for ROBIN HOOD, which runs in the Main House from Saturday 30 November until Sunday 12 January 2020 and is already Salisbury's fastest selling pantomime.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
On Friday, August 30, the theatre community lost dramaturg Robert Blacker, who passed away suddenly at the age of 71. Longtime collaborator Des McAnuff, who worked with Blacker at La Jolla Playhouse and Stratford Shakespeare Festival, writes a tribute to his friend below:
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Broadway veteran Jeff Fenholt passed away yesterday, September 10, at the age of 68. His son, Tristan, wrote on Facebook: 'Yesterday, my dad- Jeff Fenholt- went home to be with the Lord. Like all of us, he was not a perfect man, but he knew the perfect Savior (Jesus), and loved to share the gospel with as many people as possible. His music and ministry literally touched the lives of hundreds of thousands of people.'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Regent's Park Open Air Theatre have today announced their 2020 season which opens with their first newly commissioned musical, 101 Dalmatians (16 May a?' 21 June), based on Dodie Smith's iconic story set in the heart of Regent's Park with book by Zinnie Harris and music and lyrics by Douglas Hodge. The production is directed by Timothy Sheader, with puppetry designed and directed by Toby Olié. Also confirmed are Katrina Lindsay (Set and Costume Designer), Liam Steel (Choreographer), Sarah Travis (Musical Supervisor and Orchestrator), Howard Hudson (Lighting Designer) and Tarek Merchant (Musical Director). Casting is by Jill Green, with children's casting by Verity Naughton.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2019
Single tickets for most individual shows performing at Popejoy Hall this season will go on sale Friday, September 27, 2019 at 10am. Tickets will be available for all Ovation Series productions, except The Book of Mormon. Currently, tickets are available to Swan Lake and Jesus Christ Superstar.
by Review Roundups - Oct 4, 2019
North Shore Music Theatre presents Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD, starring Alice Ripley as the fading Hollywood star, Norma Desmond. The show runs through October 6.
by Fiona Scott - Oct 4, 2019
Why are religious musicals experiencing a comeback in the West End? BroadwayWorld spoke to London performers about stories of faith and how their personal outlook on life connects with the material.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2019
Casting has just been announced for the Equity Lab of the new musical, MEDUSA, led by Kate Shindle and Heidi Blickenstaff
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS & McCOY RIGBY ENTERTAINMENT are thrilled to present the second show of their 2019-2020 season, Roald Dahl's MATILDA, THE MUSICAL, book by Dennis Kelly, music and lyrics by Tim Minchin, musical direction by Jennifer Lin, choreography by Kate Dunn and directed by Michael Matthews.
by Natasha Ashley - Oct 3, 2019
The 50th anniversary national tour of Jesus Christ Superstar has now officially begun at Syracuse's Landmark Theatre. The iconic rock opera has intoxicating energy, intense choreography, and killer vocals under the direction of Timothy Sheader. The expression, the emotion, and mainly the choreography takes center stage in this new tour.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2019
THE GREEN ROOM 42 a?" the new intimate concert venue dubbed Broadway's a?oeoff-night hotspota?? by The New York Times a?" will celebrate Halloween and its landmark 100th performance with a special edition of Frank Wildhorn & Friends on Thursday, October 31 at 7:00 PM.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Dallas Summer Musicals (DSM) and Broadway Across America (BAA) announced today that individual tickets for the Dallas engagement of the all new tour of BLUE MAN GROUP will go on sale Friday, October 4 at 10 A.M. The BLUE MAN GROUP SPEECHLESS TOUR features new and original compositions, acts, and instruments alongside iconic BLUE MAN GROUP moments based in joy, art, music, laughter and escapist absurdity.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Broadway In Detroit announced today that tickets will go on sale Sunday, October 13 for three new Broadway hits!  Coming to Detroit's Fisher Theatre will be Mandy Patinkin in Concert: Diaries, with Adam Ben-David On the Piano, on February 6, 2020, along with A Bronx Tale, January 21 a?" February 2, 2020.  And the Detroit Opera House will host Jesus Christ Superstar, February 4 a?" 9. 2020.  Please note that all show dates may be subject to change.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2019
Theater Resources Unlimited presents the Writer-Producer Speed Date, a unique opportunity to pitch a project to a roomful of New York producers and artistic directors on Sunday, October 13, 2019 from 4:30pm to 8:30pm at the newly opened 797 Studios, 797 Eighth Avenue (betw. 48th and 49th), 3rd floor, NYC.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Raymond Gubbay Limited is celebrating over 25 years of presenting brilliant season entertainment in 2019, with an incredible line up of Christmas Festivals in London, Manchester, Glasgow, and Birmingham including some iconic favourites a?" which have become UK festive institutions a?" and some exciting new concerts for 2019.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Wagner College Theatre kicks off the 2019-20 Mainstage Season with the Tony Award-winning EVITA, the international hit musical from Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber, with performances October 3-13 in the Main Hall Theatre.
by Stephi Wild - Oct 1, 2019
Today's top stories: The Great Society opens and more!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2019
Following the announcement that London Musical Theatre Orchestra are heading out on a UK tour with A Night At The Musicals, opening at Royal & Derngate, Northampton on 22nd October, LMTO are thrilled to reveal that the cast will include Emma Hatton (Wicked / We Will Rock You/ Evita), Barry Keenan (LMTO's A Christmas Carol / Walk Like A Man), Emma Kingston (In The Heights / Les Misérables / Grease) and Luke McCall (The Phantom of the Opera / Les Misérables).