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by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2020
(mostly)musicals has announced the full cast for their 35th edition, 2020 VISION: It's a new YEAR, a new DECADE, and a new LOCATION: Rockwell: Table and Stage!
by Ashley Elliott - Jan 2, 2020
NARNIA, an immersive walkthrough experience, proves that Serenbe Playhouse is doing something special and has a firm grasp on how to put on a unique show, even to an audience that has seen other adaptations.
by David McKibbin - Jan 2, 2020
2019 has brought Palm Beach County a slew of high-quality productions. From Having Our Say at Primal Forces to A Streetcar Named Desire at Palm Beach Dramaworks to The Music Man at the Wick. Audiences can still expect to see great theater throughout 2020, even during its first month. If your New Year's Resolution is to see more live theater, don't miss these four shows.
by Oliver Oliveros - Jan 1, 2020
No day but today! Visayan theater company Summit Theatre Productions has just announced that international theater actress Ima Castro (Miss Saigon, Sweeney Todd) will star as Joanne Jefferson in its staging of Jonathan Larson's Pulitzer Prize-winning musical Rent.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Ali Ewoldt (The Phantom of the Opera, Les Miserables) and Emily Borromeo (School of Rock, Broadway Bounty Hunter) star in The Cactus, an original comedy short written by Ms. Ewoldt and Jessica Wu (Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line).
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2019
Broadway star, Norm Lewis, will be joining Children of Eden at the Arcada Theatre in Chicago in the role of Father.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2019
El nuevo espectáculo producido por Jorge Javier Vázquez tendrá como protagonista a Isabel Pantoja que recorrerá sus grandes éxitos en el renovado Teatro de la capital.
by Tyler Hinton - Dec 28, 2019
Tyler Hinton's Picks: 1. MATILDA at Hale Centre Theatre, www.hct.org 2. CAGNEY at Pioneer Theatre Company, www.pioneertheatre.org 3. THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME at CenterPoint Legacy Theatre, www.centerpointtheatre.org 4. PHANTOM at Hale Centre Theatre, www.hct.org 5. MISS SAIGON at the Eccles Theater, www.broadway-at-the-eccles.com Honorable Mentions: FLY MORE THAN YOU FALL at the Noorda Center for the Performing Arts, www.uvu.edu/thenoorda A WALL APART at the Grand Theatre, www.grandtheatrecompany.com
by Review Roundups - Dec 26, 2019
The first national tour of The Band's Visit is now making its way across the country! After a mix-up at the border, an Egyptian Police Band is sent to a remote village in the middle of the Israeli desert. With no bus until morning and no hotel in sight, these unlikely travelers are taken in by the locals. Under the spell of the desert sky, their lives become intertwined in the most unexpected ways. THE BAND'S VISIT celebrates the deeply human ways music, longing and laughter can connect us all.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 25, 2019
Deck the halls, trim the tree, and spin the dreidel. BroadwayWorld is continuing our tradition of celebrating the holiday season with a 12 Days of Christmas countdown. This year we've invited the incomparable Norm Lewis to share his favorite holiday performances. Check out Norm's full list of selections
by Norm Lewis - Dec 24, 2019
I had a blast curating BroadwayWorld's 12 Days of Christmas. It went by so fast... and now, Christmas is here! This song is 25 years old and I wanna GIVE IT UP for our girl, Mariah Carey, because this year, her song FINALLY made it to #1 on the Billboard Charts. I say , a?oeIt was worth the wait, Mariah.a?? It already was a classic but, now, the deal is sealed... in history!
by BWW - Dec 23, 2019
There's just one final week to submit votes for the 2019 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards, brought to you by TodayTix! Vote today to make sure your favorite local theatre's achievements and performers are recognized!
by Norm Lewis - Dec 23, 2019
'On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me...' the opportunity to share some real joy with you, from my heart. I'd be crazy not to include this video in my choices of 12, on the penultimate day of this fun feature from BroadwayWorld. Yes... it's ME! Last year, my first ever Christmas album was released and this was truly a dream I had fantasized for quite a while, coming to fruition. Richard Jay-Alexander and I produced it (during August), like most holiday albums, and Richard played me this song written by Jay Landers and Walter Afanasieff. He insisted we had to do it and I certainly loved it, but wasn't sure I had the right voice for it. Walter, of course, wrote and produced 'All I Want For Christmas Is You' with Mariah Carey and, now, here was a song written by the same guy, this time with Jay Landers.
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2019
Liz Callaway, who provided the singing voice for Odette in the The Swan Princess describes the love she's received from fans. She also shares her favorites songs to sing from the film.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2019
(mostly)musicals has announced their 35th edition, 2020 VISION! It's a new YEAR, a new DECADE, and they've got a new LOCATION: Rockwell: Table and Stage!
by Norm Lewis - Dec 22, 2019
I would be remiss if I did not include this angel in my 12 Days Of Christmas choices. Yes, the singular voice of Karen Carpenter. Arguably the most perfect pop voice of all time. Effortless. Full of pathos. Perfect. I remember hearing her beautiful voice ringing throughout our house during the holiday season. It always made me feel like I was being wrapped by a warm blanket whenever she sang.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 21, 2019
On Day 9, I am thinking of all the holiday movies that were on television and in our homes every single year. WHITE CHRISTMAS was always one of my favorites. I was in awe of the costumes, the dancing, the singing, the story of love and romance and also seeing everyone pull together to put on a grand show. And the reveal of the soldiers and snow actually falling at the end never failed to fill my heart... no matter how many times I saw it!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents The On Broadway Dream Connector Showcase. Broadway's Rema Webb (upcoming production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's Unmasked, Disney's Hercules, Escape to Margaritaville, The Lion King, The Book of Mormon, Violet, The Color Purple) has long believed in the power of dreams. She's chased them, caught them, and made them real - challenges and fears be darned. For some time now, she's also been committed to helping young aspiring performers realize the power of their own dreams through her non profit organization.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Det var över hundra sökande till rollen som Maria Magdalena; även videoansökningar från andra länder då musikalen ska spelas på originalspråket engelska. Efter en audition i Stockholm i början av december står det klart att rollen går till soulsångerskan Laila Adéle. Traditionellt sett har Maria Magdalena ofta porträtterats som det vackra, väna kärleksintresset som trånar efter en man. Rollbesättarna var eniga om det är förlegat och kallade därför sångerskor som oftast inte är påtänkta för den här rollen till audition.
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2019
Jonathan Pryce, who stars alongside Anthony Hopkins in the new Netflix movie 'Two Popes,' says he would not want the job in real life.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
At BroadwayCon's First Look, attendees will be treated to an exclusive showcase of performances from the newest and most talked-about shows of the season. The lineup currently includes seven exciting shows, all performing exclusively for BroadwayCon fans.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Producer Mark Cortale's 2019-20 Broadway @ NOCCA series is set to take a superstar leap into the New Year with Liz Callaway, Tony nominee for Baby and star of Cats and Miss Saigon on Broadway as well as the singing voice of Princess Jasmine in Disney's animated Aladdin series of films, on Saturday, January 11 at 8:00 PM. She makes her NOLA series debut joined by music director and host Seth Rudetsky and special guest, New Orlean's own Bryan Batt.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 20, 2019
OK...this just makes me HAPPY! In junior high school I found a new Christmas Song I love to play every year. I'm even smiling as I write this :)
by BWW Staff - Dec 19, 2019
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by Norm Lewis - Dec 19, 2019
This song always reminds me of my father. He Loved B.B. King and this was always on rotation with our many Christmas albums. I found this rare live performance of the legend doing his version that is so embedded in my heart.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Hannah Waddingham (three- time Olivier nominated as Kate/Lilli Vanessi in 'Kiss Me Kate' Desiree Armfeldt in 'A Little Night Music' and The Lady of The Lake in 'Monty Python's Spamalot'), Steph Parry(Dorothy Brock in '42nd Street' and Donna in 'Mamma Mia' ) and Emma Norman (Mrs Lovett,' Sweeney Todd' and Miss Berta, 'Acorn Antiques the Musical') are the latest stars anounced for the charity gala performance of Boublil And Schönberg's 'The Pirate Queen' the composers of 'Les Misérables' and 'Miss Saigon' at London Coliseum Sunday 23 February, 2020.
by Rena Daly - Dec 18, 2019
Jesus Christ Superstar opens tonight at the Hippodrome Theater as part of a nation-wide tour to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the iconic rock opera and its legendary album, which was released in 1970.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
East West Players (EWP), the nation's longest-running professional theater of color and the largest producing organization of Asian American artistic work, is proud to announce the cast and creative team for Spring 2020 production of the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins. With music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and book by John Weidman, Assassins will be directed by East West Players' Producing Artistic Director Snehal Desai, with musical direction by Marc Macalintal. Assassins begins performances on March 12th and runs through April 5th, 2020, with opening night on March 19, 2020.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2019
As awareness of the environmental impact of our shopping habits grows, this Christmas, many shoppers are opting for experiences for their loved ones as a more eco-friendly alternative to physical objects.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 18, 2019
On this sixth day of the 12 days of Christmas, I need to thank BroadwayWorld, Robert Diamond and Nicole Rosky for asking me to curate this year's edition. I never dreamed it would be so much fun and bring back so many memories of holiday seasons past. Here's an iconic group, The Temptations, singing 'Silent Night.' We had many albums in our home by the legendary Motown group, but this one was definitely played over and over during the holidays. I immediately flash to my high school and college years when I hear it. Magic.
by Stage Tube - Dec 17, 2019
Actor Jonathan Pryce joins the 3rd hour of TODAY to discuss his new Netflix movie, “The Two Popes,” in which he plays Pope Francis.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 17, 2019
I loved cartoons on Saturday mornings growing up, but I looked forward to watching them in primetime during the holidays. Some of my favorites were Frosty, Rudolph, The Little Drummer Boy, and A Charlie Brown Christmas (especially the dance and Linus' speech). Even though they were the same stories told over and over again, I was riveted every year. I guess because in my mind both the fictional stories and the religious stories were all real to me. I loved the music and would sing along with so much joy.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 16, 2019
I love Vanessa Williamsa?? but who doesn't? She's a singular woman with an equally singular career and we have worked together on the stage and in film and always have a great time. She's incredibly beautiful, wildly intelligent, supremely talented, and... she's a great mom. She has recorded many albums and topped the charts with some unforgettable singles but many people aren't aware of a beautiful Christmas album she recorded, titled 'Star Bright'. I love the album and love this particular cut and video. 
by BWW - Dec 16, 2019
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by Norm Lewis - Dec 15, 2019
Anyone who knows me knows that my love for Johnny Mathis is infinite. He was a singer I recognized, very early on, who looked like me and made all that beautiful sound- making contact with the most glorious music and lyrics. I'd be lying if I didn't say he was a huge influence on me. He also became synonymous with Christmas and the holiday season. I could never have dreamed that one day I would get to sing with him, but blessed as I've been, it happened. I love him, I love this song... and I love that fireplace!
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 15, 2019
In this excerpt video, Miss Saigon alum Gerald Santos samples one of Broadway's most beloved ballads a?oeThe Impossible Dream,a?? written by Mitch Leigh (music) and Joe Darion (lyrics), for the 1965 Broadway musical Man of La Mancha.
by Norm Lewis - Dec 14, 2019
Andy Williams was a staple in our house growing up. He had those great Christmas specials every year on NBC and they always made you feel cozy and special and spirited. Great sets, costumes, sketches and terrific music. It was traditional, and he always wore great sweaters. Needless to say, all of this made me want to have a traditional-looking cover for my first Christmas album. All the stars used to sing the same handful of songs, but it was the arrangements that made them stick in your brain. No matter what he sang, I was always happy to see and hear Andy Williams. This song is a particular favorite- 'It's the Most Wonderful Time of the Year.'
by Norm Lewis - Dec 13, 2019
The Supremes' 'Merry Christmas' album was the first one off the shelf every year, which in my house, growing up, marked the official beginning of the holiday season. We would trim the tree to this record and others to come. This is my absolute favorite and why I have sung that song now for years. In this video, they perform the song on The Ed Sullivan Show, with the ORIGINAL Supremes: Diana Ross, Florence Ballard and Mary Wilson. It aired on CBS on Dec. 4, 1966, and was unforgettable ... and indicative of the kind of preparation that was paid attention to by Motown, in presenting all of their acts.
by Steve Wilson - Dec 13, 2019
Smoke, gunfire, screams, the sound of a helicopter overhead, it's not just another night in Kansas City it's the opening night for Miss Saigon now playing at the Music Hall through December 15. While other theaters are busy bringing Christmas shows to life the Kansas City Broadway Series brings us a musical tale from one of the most turbulent times in American history, the Vietnam War.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Casting is today announced for Jeremy Dyson and Andy Nyman's supernatural spectacular, Ghost Stories, which begins its first ever UK tour at The Alexandra Theatre, Birmingham on 8th January 2020 . After exhilarating audiences across the globe with record breaking, sell-out productions and a smash hit film, the Lyric Hammersmith Theatre's production of Ghost Stories has this year played yet another successful run at its original Hammersmith home and at is currently playing at the Ambassadors Theatre in London's West End, until Saturday 4th January.
by TV News Desk - Dec 12, 2019
 Artists Lounge Live presents SILLY LOVE SONGS: MICHAEL MAHLER SINGS PAUL MCCARTNEY on Monday, March 9 at 7:30 pm and Tuesday, March 10 at 1:00 pm, at Marriott Theatre, 10 Marriott Drive, Lincolnshire, IL  60069.
by Oliver Oliveros - Dec 11, 2019
'With this concert, it is my prayer that it will bring cheer to OFWs who are home for the holiday season and their families who will come to watch.' - Gerald Santos
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
North Carolina Theatre, the region's premier nonprofit professional theatre, has announced casting for its February production of Kinky Boots, playing February 11-16, 2020 at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts in downtown Raleigh. Eric Woodall is NC Theatre's producing artistic director, and Broadway performer Nathan Peck will direct and choreograph the production.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
The 5th Avenue Theatre has announced complete casting for the world premiere of Bliss, an empowering original musical fantasy that flips the traditional princess narrative upside down.
by TV News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Billy Porter has told E! News that the upcoming live-action adaptation of Cinderella is a retelling of the story for the #MeToo era.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Michael Stotts- Managing Director), recipient of the Regional Theatre Tony Award, begins the new year with the world premiere Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber with music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and written with Richard Curtis. Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber begins performances Thursday, January 30, 2020, and will continue through Sunday, March 1, 2020 at Paper Mill Playhouse (22 Brookside Drive, Millburn, NJ). JPMorgan Chase & Co. is the major sponsor of Unmasked: The Music of Andrew Lloyd Webber. Paper Mill Playhouse's 2019-2020 season is proudly sponsored by Investors Bank. Opening Night is Sunday evening, February 9, 2020 at 7:00pm.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2019
On Sunday, December 8th, Broadway star Eva Noblezada, taught a one-day master class at Broadway Workshop in New York City.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2019
Barrington Stage Company (BSC), under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd, announces the 2019 Associate Artists a?" actor Alan H. Green, composer Joe Iconis, costume designer Sara Jean Tosetti and actress Peggy Pharr Wilson.
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