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by West of Broadway - Oct 4, 2019
Will and Lara are honored to have an opportunity to speak with the ICONIC Betty Buckley about life, pets and her upcoming performances at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and LA's Saban Theater. The Tony winner will be at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts October 17 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Samueli Theater. Segerstrom Center for the Arts proudly presents Tony Award® winner Betty Buckley October 17 - 19 at 7:30 p.m. in Samueli Theater.
by West of Broadway - Oct 3, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara talk with Mom Blogger and Lifestyle Expert Nikki Diaz about her experience at Opening Night of Pasadena Playhouse's production of Little Shop of Horrors starring George Salazar, MJ Rodrigues, and Amber Riley.
by West of Broadway - Oct 28, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will and Lara speak with Michael A. Shepperd who is currently starring as 'Miss Trunchbull,' in the La Mirada production of Matilda the Musical.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2019
Julie Andrews is no stranger to the stage, although it's been quite a while since she graced Broadway with her presence. However, according to Forbes, she has now revealed that she would be open to the idea of returning to the Great White Way.
by TV News Desk - Oct 25, 2019
Julie Andrews was a guest on Thursday night's episode of Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen to talk about her new memoir. 
by Stage Tube - Oct 23, 2019
On social retail platform, talkshoplive®, Julie Andrews interacted with viewers LIVE for the first time EVER in celebration of her new book a?oeHome Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years,a?? which is available now. In conversation with Adam Shankman, Andrews reflected on her remarkable career in the entertainment industry, sharing stories about how she balanced fame and family and what it was like to play such iconic roles as Mary Poppins and Maria von Trapp. She also answered questions from viewers about everything from what cheers her up on a hard day to what she learned about herself from writing the book.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2019
Zachary James, bass, will be making his highly anticipated Metropolitan Opera debut on November 8 in the Met premiere of Philip Glass' Akhnaten. Described as a 'true stage animal' by Opera News, James is an international opera singer known for his 'huge, robust bass' which 'resonates with force' (Bach Track), 'tremendous power and presence' (The Arts Desk, London) and 'intrinsically beautiful', 'cavernous bass' with 'oomph and range' (Opera News). Akhnaten, directed by Phelim McDermott, runs November 8 through December 7. On November 23, the production will be part of the Met's 'Live in HD' movie theater transmission series and will be broadcast to cinemas across the world.
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2019
Julie Andrews appeared on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night, October 21, where she opened up about going to therapy.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2019
Chicago LGBT Hall of Famer, two-time After Dark Award-winning entertainer Honey West and two- time After Dark Award winner and Chicago Pressie Award Winner for Best Local Entertainer Freddy Allen, reunite for their first Chicago cabaret performance in over a decade since their Gentry days. This event will take place at Drew's On Halsted, 3102 N. Halsted, on Friday, November 15.
by Stage Tube - Oct 18, 2019
Julie Andrews talks about how her special effects as Mary Poppins were performed, and how she almost got injured doing one of them.
by West of Broadway - Oct 17, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara and Will get to talk to the amazing Adam Pascal who is currently appearing as Harold Hill in the beloved classic The Music Man. Best known for his leading role in the Broadway hit RENT, Adam Pascal will star in 5-Star Theatricals' upcoming production of The Music Man, which runs October 18-27 at the Kavli Theatre in Thousand Oaks, California.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Oct 16, 2019
La actriz y cantante Paloma San Basilio, conocida por dar vida a numerosos personajes icónicos del Teatro Musical en España, incluyendo Eva Perón en EVITA, Eliza Doolittle en MY FAIR LADY o Norma Desmond en SUNSET BOULEVARD, se encuentra en Los Ángeles en plena grabación de su próximo disco.
by West of Broadway - Oct 15, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott gets to speak with acclaimed soprano Shana Blake Hill, who will be one of the Guest Soloists for the upcoming Verdi Chorus Fall Concert Sound and Fury being presented November 16 and 17 in Santa Monica.
by Stage Tube - Oct 15, 2019
Dame Julie Andrews sat down with Savannah Guthrie on Tuesday morning's episode of Today to chat about writing her second memoir, 'Home Work,' which the actress wrote with help from her daughter. The book discusses Andrews' years in Hollywood and includes anecdotes from 'Mary Poppins' and 'The Sound of Music.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2019
Tuacahn Center for the Arts announces that a new production of Frank Wildhorn and Jack Murphy's epic musical drama, The Count of Monte Cristo, will be staged at the venue's outdoor amphitheatre next summer.
by TV News Desk - Oct 11, 2019
Actress, singer and author Julie Andrews at down for an exclusive interview with Diane Sawyer and opened up about her golden years in Hollywood as told in her new memoir, 'Home Work: A Memoir of My Hollywood Years.'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2019
Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Cinema are joining forces for a special event to benefit both organizations: a film screening, Q&A and book signing to celebrate the publication of Julie Andrews' second memoir, Home Work: A Memoir of my Hollywood Years, co-written with her daughter, Sag Harbor resident and Bay Street co-founder, Emma Walton Hamilton. The event on November 10 begins with a 3 pm film screening of Blake Edwards's That's Life! (1986), in which both Andrews and Walton Hamilton appear. Following the screening, there will be a conversation and Q&A with Andrews and Walton Hamilton, moderated by Sag Harbor Cinema's Artistic Director, Giulia D'Agnolo Vallan. All tickets include a pre-signed copy of Home Work. A limited number of VIP seats will be available for book personalization immediately following the event.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2019
To help commemorate the 40th anniversary season of the Moonlight Amphitheatre, a line-up of favorite current and past performers will comprise the 2020 offerings at ClubM, the theatre's intimate indoor cabaret space.
by Stage Tube - Nov 21, 2019
Dame Julie Andrews sat down with The Late Late Show with James Corden on Wednesday night to talk about her memoir and her storied career. After host James Corden gives Julie a look at how he approached the roles of Maria Von Trapp and Mary Poppins for Crosswalk: The Musical, he asks Julie about her memories of filming 'The Sound of Music' in Austria, and how the local farmers in the Alps were both a headache and a blessing.
by West of Broadway - Nov 19, 2019
In this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott talks with the Diva Donna herself, DAN'YELLE WILLIAMSON Currently starring in the national tour of Summer, The Donna Summer Musical. Now playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theatre until November 24th. Tickets available at HollywoodPantages.com.
by Carolan Trbovich - Nov 18, 2019
And rose they did. When Julie Andrews graced the stage at Sarasota's Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall, a welcoming roar and immediate standing ovation was gifted to her by adoring fans of all generations in appreciation of her life's work.
by Alan Portner - Nov 18, 2019
The Barn Players Community Theater, now located at the Arts Asylum, finishes up their 2019 main stage schedule with a good production of Blake Edwards'Victor/Victoria based on the 1982 smash hit film of the same name. Victoria complains that she is disadvantaged as a performer because she is a woman. This amuses Toddy and hatches the germ of an idea. Instead of presenting Victoria as pretty young soprano of excellent ability, he will present her as Victor, a Polish nobleman and the world's greatest female impersonator. The ruse succeeds and Victor becomes a star with Toddy as her producer.
by Jose German Martinez Paneque - Nov 18, 2019
El próximo viernes 29 de noviembre llega MÁS CERCA, el nuevo álbum de la legendaria cantante y actriz Paloma San Basilio, en el que versionará a autores tan reconocidos como Joan Manuel Serrat, Armando Manzanero, Francisco Céspedes o Lennon y McCartney.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2020
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Julie Andrews is set to become the tenth woman to receive the 48th AFI Life Achievement Award. The award was going to be presented to Andrews on April 25, 2020 at a gala in Los Angeles. However, according to Page Six, the gala has been postponed as a response to the coronavirus outbreak.
by West of Broadway - Mar 6, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff speak with Gedde Watanabe and George Xavier, two cast members of East West Players' Spring 2020 production of the award-winning Broadway musical Assassins.
by West of Broadway - Mar 2, 2020
Will Armstrong & Wendy Rosoff stopped into the rehearsal of Glass Ceilings, a new musical directed by Jessica Gardner and created by the musical writing team of Laura Watkins and Nicholas David Brandt (Comic-Con the Musical.)
by West of Broadway - Mar 18, 2020
With the COVID 19 Pandemic bringing shows and businesses to a standstill, there isn't much theater news to report but Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff wanted to share their conversation with Book of Mormon star Liam Tobin from their Los Angeles run at the Ahmanson Theater. Liam talks about his history with this musical juggernaut and what life is like on the road.
by ETTORE FARRATTINI - Mar 17, 2020
Sin dall'avvento del cinema sonoro i grandi produttori hollywoodiani si sono sempre ispirati alle scene di Broadway per produrre film musicali tratti dalle storie che hanno attirato milioni di spettatori nei mitici teatri della Great White Way. Non a caso The Jazz Singer viene unanimemente considerato il primo film sonoro della storia del cinema e il padre di tutti i musical.
by West of Broadway - Mar 16, 2020
On this very special episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff are discussing the impact of the COVID 19 pandemic and what we might do during this time of widespread shutdowns, work stoppages, and self-isolations.
by West of Broadway - Jan 29, 2020
On this special 50th episode of West of Broadway, we head east to the 5th annual Broadway Con in New York City to celebrate musical theater with thousands of super fans! This being our 50th episode, we wanted to do something special, so we caught up with Broadway veteran Laurie Wells to talk careers, our love for musical theater and her partnership with a brand-new mentoring app called Shadow Star!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2020
Kansas City's Community Theater, The Barn Players, played to a packed house at their annual Barney Awards celebration, Saturday evening, January 25th at their Arts Asylum stage. This free yearly gathering celebrates both the volunteerism and artistic achievements of those who contribute to the Barn's ongoing success.
by West of Broadway - Jan 22, 2020
Segerstrom Center for the Arts' in Costa Mesa, California continues it's 2019 - 2020 Family Series with The Joshua Show: Episode 2. This family-friendly production plays February 1 and 2 in Samueli Theater. Will caught up with Joshua himself. Joshua holden is an Award-winning puppeteer and Ambassador joy. He shares how he uses singing, tap dancing and a cast of zany puppets to thrill audiences of all ages in his whimsical production about friendship and the value of being yourself.
by West of Broadway - Jan 17, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will talks with Tony Award-winner and five-time Tony Award nominee Laura Benanti who is bringing her one-woman act to Walnut Creek, California's Lesher Center for the Arts on Friday, January 31st.
by West of Broadway - Jan 14, 2020
Listen in as we speak with Mason Reeves, the exceptionally talented young man who has stepped away from his senior year at the University of Michigan to originate the role of Kristoff in Disney's Frozen National Tour. Currently playing at the Hollywood Pantages Theater til Feb. 2nd.
by West of Broadway - Jan 14, 2020
Welcome to part 2 of our series on Disney's Frozen 1st National Tour. Today we are connecting with Evan Strand one of the actors who plays the impressive and loveable Sven the Reindeer.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2020
BroadwayHD, the premiere streaming service theater lovers, is giving subscribers the best reason to celebrate Valentine's Day all month long! In honor of the special holiday, the platform has pulled together a romantic playlist featuring adored shows from An American in Paris and Phantom of the Opera, to Romeo and Juliet and Kiss Me, Kate, which will debut on February 1.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2020
Stage and screen legend Liza Minnelli is ready for her next acting gig! In a recent interview with Variety, she chatting about wanting to act again. What will her next project be? 'Whatever comes up. I've always been like that,' she responded.
by West of Broadway - Feb 3, 2020
On this episode of West of Broadway, Will Armstrong interviews Michael (Mike) Milton at the 2020 Broadway Con where he was debuting his new mentoring App Shadow Star!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2020
More of Broadway's biggest stars have just been added to the lineup for Broadway Backwards, where they'll celebrate the LGBTQ community through beloved show tunes on Monday, March 16, 2020. It's a show where gender doesn't matter but love does.
by West of Broadway - Feb 26, 2020
Will Armstrong and Wendy Rosoff met up Downtown LA to see the new musical Found Starring Jonah Platt and Jordan Kai Burnett. This IAMA Theater production is playing at the Los Angeles Theater Center until March 23! Listen in as Will and Wendy talk with cast members and discuss their experience before, during intermission, and after the show.
by West of Broadway - Feb 24, 2020
Will and Wendy officially set their clocks to island time as the L.A. Premiere of Jimmy Buffett's ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE weighed anchor at the Dolby Theatre for a three week L.A. premiere!
by West of Broadway - Feb 17, 2020
It's curtains up on a very special episode of West of Broadway, a celebration of musical theatre on the West Coast! with theatre veteran Will Armstrong and introducing West of Broadway's new co-host Broadway Veteran and all-around wonderful human Wendy Rosoff.
by West of Broadway - Feb 13, 2020
It's curtains up on a special episode of West Broadway! I'm Los Angeles publicist and Broadway veteran Will Armstrong. This episode is a bit of a departure from our normal shows at west of Broadway, but as I think of it, maybe it's less of a departure and more of an evolution. After all, as I see it, a podcast about musical theater on the West Coast is great. But what is musical theater without... Theater?
by West of Broadway - Feb 10, 2020
It's curtains up on another episode of West of Broadway. I'm Broadway Veteran Will Armstrong and this is a continuation of our Broadway Con Series. That's right, the West of Broadway crew went all the way to NYC for the 5th annual Broadway Con. We met celebrities, broadway fanatics and some innovators really changing the way broadway fans connect with their favorite shows and personalities.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2019
To help commemorate the 40th anniversary season of the Moonlight Amphitheatre, a line-up of favorite current and past performers will comprise the 2020 offerings at ClubM, the theatre's intimate indoor cabaret space. Running January through March and sponsored by Vista Energy Storage, ClubM will feature Eric Kunze (Broadway - 'Les Misérables,' 'Miss Saigon,' 'Damn Yankees') and Gina Feliccia (Broadway and Broadway National Tour - 'Les Misérables') on Friday, Jan. 17 and Saturday, Jan. 18 (please note that the January 18 date is sold out); Jacob Haren (Broadway- 'The Book of Mormon') on Saturday, February 1; Moonlight Favorites including Bets Malone, Richard Bermudez, Kevin Hafso-Koppman and Kyrsten Hafso-Koppman on Saturday, Feb. 15; and Allison Spratt Pearce (Broadway - 'Curtains') on Saturday, March 14. Tickets are on sale now at moonlightstage.com or by phone at (760) 724-2110.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2019
Transport Group has announced that its annual A Toast to the Artist gala will honor former Transport Group executive director Lori Fineman and Tony Award-winning director/choreographer Kathleen Marshall with the Transporting American Theatre Award.
by West of Broadway - Dec 2, 2019
On this episode of West of Broadway, Lara Scott talks with Danielle Trzcinski, co-writer and star of Little Black Dress, the fearlessly funny ladies' night out musical. Come learn about the making of a show that is one wild and unforgettable evening with its hilarious show-stopping musical numbers, 'Magic Mike'-influenced dancing, and loads of improvised audience mayhem!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2019
Spend an intimate afternoon with DMMO favorite and Broadway star, bass Zachary James. Enjoy this critically acclaimed one-man show, which combines tales from his time in the Tony Award-winning revival of South Pacific at the Lincoln Center, his portrayal of 'Lurch' in the original cast of The Addams Family, as well as performances of the greatest hits from Oklahoma, Sweeney Todd, Les Miserables, Pajama Game, On The Town, Phantom of the Opera, Carousel, The Fantasticks, Camelot, and Most Happy Fella.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2019
Broadway's original Annie, Andrea McArdle will reunite with members of the original Broadway at TV cast in THE 1977 ANNIE CHRISTMAS SHOW TV SPECIAL: LIVE! In Concert, honoring the show's Tony Award winning creator, Martin Charnin, to benefit The Actors Fund. There will be one performance only, at 9:30 on Monday, December 16th, at The Cutting Room. The 1977 Best Musical and TV iconic TV both special feature lyrics by Martin Charnin, music by Charles Strouse, and book by Thomas Meehan.
by West of Broadway - Dec 11, 2019
It's a special day in studio at West of Broadway! We are joined by the amazing Becky Lythgoe to discuss the 10th anniversary of Lythgoe Family Panto! Listen in as we discuss the upcoming presentation of A Snow White Christmas.