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by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2015
In 1930 Manhattan, George and Ira Gershwin opened 'Strike Up the Band' on Broadway, while ingenue Ethel Merman stepped into the spotlight in 'Girl Crazy.' Not far from the glow of the marquees, Etta and Herbert Sondheim became the co-producers of a son who would revolutionize American musical theater.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2015
In his September 27th entry of his blog, The Danieley Digest, titled 'I Am Woman Hear Me Roar!', Broadway veteran Jason Danieley revealed the news that his wife, three-time Tony Award nominee Marin Mazzie, has been battling ovarian cancer.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015
BroadwayWorld has just learned that the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, October 13 at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2015
In 1930 Manhattan, George and Ira Gershwin opened 'Strike Up the Band' on Broadway, while ingenue Ethel Merman stepped into the spotlight in 'Girl Crazy.' Not far from the glow of the marquees, Etta and Herbert Sondheim became the co-producers of a son who would revolutionize American musical theater.
by Michael Dale - Sep 16, 2015
'There's a thin line between genius and insanity. I have erased this line.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015
Music Theatre of Connecticut MainStage, Fairfield County's award-winning professional theatre company, opens its 2015/2016 season with Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's 'Evita.' Performances are October 16-November 1, Fridays at 8pm, Saturdays at 4pm and 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, at Music Theatre of Connecticut, 509 Westport Avenue (behind Nine West) in Norwalk, CT. Tickets range from $35-$55 and are available by calling 203.454.3883 or visiting www.musictheatreofct.com
by BWW News Desk - Oct 5, 2015
New York City Center adds second performance of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert starring Megan Hilty on Wednesday, October 28 at 7:30pm. The previously announced performance on October 27 is part of City Center's annual Gala. Three years after starring in the Encores! production of Gentlemen Prefer Blondes, Megan Hilty returns to City Center as Annie Oakley in this concert staging of Irving Berlin's classic 1946 musical. Hilty will be joined by a Tony-honored cast including Andy Karl, Chuck Cooper, Judy Kaye, Brad Oscar, and Ron Raines.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2015
There will almost be as much couture candy to see in the audience as there will be on the runway as Dallas fashionistas gather at FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, The Dallas Opera's fantastic 2015-2016 Season kick-off event! The C. Vincent Prothro Lobby in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House will be transformed into a fashion venue complete with runway and Dallas' most glamorous models donning designs. Featured will be the latest from British luxury brand Mulberry, for which a boutique opened this year at NorthPark Center. The extravagant event is chaired by Ellen and Don Winspearwith Honorary chairs Mrs. Micki Rawlings and The Honorable Michael S. Rawlings; Mrs. Rawlings is also the luncheon chair.         
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015
New York City Center presents Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN: IN CONCERT starring Megan Hilty tonight, October 27, and tomorrow, October 28, at 7:30pm. Tonight's performance is part of City Center's annual Gala.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015
Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) is proud to present A Balanchine Celebrationas the Company's opening performance at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for its 2015-2016 season. Each piece will be accompanied by a full orchestra featuring members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, under the direction of guest conductor, Leif Bjaland. Performances will take place on Saturday, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m. with tickets starting at $29. Tickets can be ordered by calling The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 or by visiting www.nevadaballet.org.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is launching the annual Adults at Leisure Shows in mid-December and running through early April. Presented in Dreyfoos Hall, this affordable series offers convenient show times, captivating entertainers and options ranging from sultry soloists to Broadway highlights.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015
BroadwayWorld can officially report the complete cast and creative team for The Old Globe's 18th annual production of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, starring J. Bernard Calloway in the title role!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015
The Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes Jason Danieley in the role of 'Billy Flynn' beginning tonight, October 13, at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2015
Nevada Ballet Theatre (NBT) is proud to present A Balanchine Celebrationas the Company's opening performance at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts for its 2015-2016 season. Each piece will be accompanied by a full orchestra featuring members of the Las Vegas Philharmonic, under the direction of guest conductor, Leif Bjaland. Performances will take place tonight, November 7 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, November 8 at 2 p.m. with tickets starting at $29. Tickets can be ordered by calling The Smith Center Box Office at (702) 749-2000 or by visiting www.nevadaballet.org.
by TV News Desk - Nov 23, 2015
In honor of November 21st being National Adoption Day, star of stage and screen, Kristin Chenoweth, shared her personal experience of being an adopted child with WhoSay.
by Michael Dale - Nov 18, 2015
An evening of great orchestral jazz featuring three sophisticated ladies.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2015
The Old Globe's 18th annual production of DR. SEUSS' HOW THE GRINCH STOLE CHRISTMAS, starring J. Bernard Calloway in the title role, opens tonight, November 12, 2015 and will run through December 26th.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016
Catalina Bar & Grill will present singer ALEXIS GERSHWIN, the niece of the iconic American composer and lyricist, GEORGE & IRA GERSHWIN, in a 75-minute musical journey and salute to her uncle's music in a show entitled 'GERSHWIN SINGS GERSHWIN,' backed by The Gershwin Singers & Band, under the musical direction of Steven Applegate, to be presented One Night Only on Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at 8:30 p.m. at Catalina Bar & Grill; 6725 West Sunset Boulevard (just east of North Highland Avenue); Los Angeles, CA 90028. There is $20 Cover Charge, plus dinner or a two-drink minimum per person. Valet Parking is available.
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016
Oracle Special Projects says it specializes in "delivering complete customized turnkey solutions for world-class special events, permanent installations and landmark attractions around the world."
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015
The third annual summer season at Weill Hall + Lawn at the Green Music Center (GMC) begins on Saturday, July 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. with an all-American program featuring Broadway and television star Megan Hilty with the Santa Rosa Symphony, led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015
There will almost be as much couture candy to see in the audience as there will be on the runway as Dallas fashionistas gather at FIRST SIGHT FASHION SHOW AND LUNCHEON, The Dallas Opera's fantastic 2015-2016 Season kick-off event! The C. Vincent Prothro Lobby in the Margot and Bill Winspear Opera House will be transformed into a fashion venue complete with runway and Dallas' most glamorous models donning designs. Featured will be the latest from British luxury brand Mulberry, for which a boutique opened this year at NorthPark Center. The extravagant event is chaired by Ellen and Don Winspearwith Honorary chairs Mrs. Micki Rawlings and The Honorable Michael S. Rawlings; Mrs. Rawlings is also the luncheon chair.         
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015
The Utah Symphony visits Thanksgiving Point on July 1st at 8:30 p.m. to jumpstart your 4th of July with performances of patriotic pop favorites under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen and vocalists Elizabeth Southard and Gary Mauer, previously seen on Broadway and in the National Tour of 'The Phantom of the Opera.'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015
Megan Hilty will star in New York City Center's annual Gala Annie Get Your Gun: In Concert, a one-night-only performance of the classic Irving Berlin musical, on October 27, 2015. Directed by Tony Award winner John Rando, the Gala will feature The Encores! Orchestra led by Encores! Music Director Rob Berman. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. The event will help fund New York City Center's artistic and education programs.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 4, 2015
The third annual summer season at Weill Hall + Lawn at the Green Music Center (GMC) begins tonight, July 4, 2015, at 7:30 p.m. with an all-American program featuring Broadway and television star Megan Hilty with the Santa Rosa Symphony, led by Principal Pops Conductor Michael Berkowitz.
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015
A remastered take on a cinema classic!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jul 28, 2015
Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, presented Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond on last night and BroadwayWorld was there. Broadway's Golden Couple shared their favorite songs from the Broadway musicals they've starred in along with selections from the Great American Songbook."
by Jessica Showers - Jul 24, 2015
Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Broadway divas are heading out across the country and the globe today, and LUCKY STIFF premieres in NYC!
by Stage Tube - Jul 24, 2015
Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth! On Broadway, Chenoweth has appeared in Steel Pier, You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, Epic Proportions, Funny Girl, Wicked, The Apple Tree, and Promises, Promises. Her Off-Broadway credits include The Fantasticks, Box Office of the Damned, Scapin, Strike Up the Band, A New Brain, On a Clear Day You Can See Forever, Candide, The Apple Tree, Stairway to Paradise, Love, Loss and What I Wore and many more. She most recently starred in On the Twentieth Century.
by Nora Dominick - Jul 24, 2015
Happy Birthday Kristin Chenoweth!! Today is Tony Award winner and Broadway veteran, Kristin Chenoweth's birthday and to celebrate her special day BroadwayWorld has decided to round up the Top 10 Kristin Chenoweth videos.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015
Sound the trombones! Join the parade and march on over to the Drayton Festival Theatre for a beloved Broadway classic in celebration of the theatre's 25th Anniversary. Meredith Willson's The Music Man is guaranteed to hit a high note as it entertains audiences of all ages from August 5th to August 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2015
Barrington Stage Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, will present Marin Mazzie and Jason Danieley in Broadway and Beyond onMonday, July 27 at 8pm at the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street, Pittsfield).
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015
The Utah Symphony visits Thanksgiving Point tonight, July 1st at 8:30 p.m. to jumpstart your 4th of July with performances of patriotic pop favorites under the direction of Principal Pops Conductor Jerry Steichen and vocalists Elizabeth Southard and Gary Mauer, previously seen on Broadway and in the National Tour of 'The Phantom of the Opera.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016
The day just got a little brighter for the Broadway community this afternoon.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016
Broadway Palm's 2016 Concert Series will begin with Rhapsody & Rhythm - The Gershwin Concert Experience. Hitting the stage for three performances only on January 31 and February 1, 2016, this musical celebration of one of the greatest songwriting teams in history is a one of a kind and entertaining concert that is not to be missed.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016
The Carnegie's 2016-17 Theatre Series Season promises high-energy performances, great musical numbers, and plenty of humor.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016
AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS - featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra and starring a cast of today's best Broadway performers - will present "An Evening with Cole Porter" at Pace University's Schimmel Center in New York on Friday, March 4 at 7:30 PM and then Kingsborough Community College's Goldstein Center in Brooklyn on Saturday, March 5 at 8:00 PM.  The cast of outstanding Broadway performers includes Beth Leavel (Tony Award winner for The Drowsy Chaperone), Sean McGibbon, Paula Leggett Chase, Damon Kirsche, Karen Murphy and Jesse Luttrell in addition to the Scott Thompson Dancers. The show is produced, orchestrated, conducted and hosted by Fred Barton with direction and choreography by Scott Thompson.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016
In 1962, Julie Andrews and Carol Burnett made history with their iconic TV special 'Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall.' They followed their smashing success with hit specials in 1971 and 1989. Now, they come to Feinstein's at the Nikko for one performance - Wednesday, March 9 at 7 p.m. - as played by Sharon Rietkerk (Julie) and Eliza Leoni (Carol). Enjoy the very best of the duo's work in all three specials, including gorgeous medleys, relentless teasing, and full dance choruses (as performed by just two women on the Feinstein's stage). You'll feel like you're spending an evening with the icons - right down to their signature accents - in this hilarious celebration of lifelong friendship. With David Brown on piano. Tickets for Julie and Carol at Carnegie Hall are $27.50 and available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.ticketweb.com.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago welcomes back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning tonight, February 29, at the Ambassador Theatre. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George played his final performance in the role yesterday, February 28.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016
The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome back Jason Danieley in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Monday, February 29 at the Ambassador Theatre, it was announced today. NFL Legend and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George plays his final performance in the role on Sunday, February 28.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016
Broadway stars Lisa Howard (It Shoulda Been You) and John Bolton (A Christmas Story: The Musical) are joining the cast of AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS featuring Fred Barton & His Orchestra in 'An Evening with Cole Porter' next month.
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Dec 7, 2015
The annual Christmastime musical revue which the Good Theater presents has grown incrementally bigger, more complex, more sparkling, and more striking each season. This year's two-hour songfest, written and directed by Brian P. Allen, is dedicated to the musicals of the 1930s and with some dozen performers and an excellent musical combo, the evening proves a delightful tribute to the great American songwriters and a cheerful way to ring in the holidays.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015
The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is launching the annual Adults at Leisure Shows in mid-December and running through early April. Presented in Dreyfoos Hall, this affordable series offers convenient show times, captivating entertainers and options ranging from sultry soloists to Broadway highlights.
by TV News Desk - Aug 9, 2015
'Descendants: Set It Off,' a half-hour special that takes viewers behind-the-scenes during the making of Disney's hit movie 'Descendants,' will be presented TONIGHT, AUGUST 9 (9:30 p.m. ET/PT) on Disney Channel.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015
Strike up the band and march over to Drayton for the most anticipated show of the summer! The Drayton Festival Theatre ends its 25th Anniversary Season on a high note with a grand-scale production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, which entertains audiences of all ages through August 29th.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2015
Kristin Chenoweth has a big year ahead! Not only did the 'popular' 2015 Tony nominee host theatre's biggest night this June, but starting today, August 8, she's launching a coast-to-coast US tour!
by TV News Desk - Aug 7, 2015
Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth will lend her voice to an upcoming animated film based on Hasbro's MY LITTLE PONY toy line.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015
Strike up the band and march over to Drayton for the most anticipated show of the summer! The Drayton Festival Theatre ends its 25th Anniversary Season on a high note with a grand-scale production of Meredith Willson's The Music Man, which entertains audiences of all ages through August 29th. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 12, 2015
Performers, patrons and friends from around the province flocked to the Drayton Festival Theatre on Sunday, August 9th for the opening of the Drayton Festival Theatre's 25th Anniversary production of THE MUSIC MAN. Scroll down for photos from the gala!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015
BroadwayWorld has just learned that Rosie's Theatre Kids will honor 2015 Tony nominee Kristin Chenoweth at its annual Gala Celebration. This year's event will be held on November 2, and will be hosted by Rosie O'Donnell herself.