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Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Cafe Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, September 26-30. (more...)

Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes to Star in Sneak Peek of DEAR JACK, DEAR LOUISE at Theater J Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2018

Theater J's 2018 Annual Benefit is an elegant and lively evening of theater, socializing, and delectable food and drink at Arena Stage. The centerpiece of the event is a "sneak peek" reading of Ken Ludwig's brand new play Dear Jack, Dear Louise. Mr. Ludwig, a Tony and Olivier Award-winning playwright, directs the reading, which stars Tony Award nominees Santino Fontana and Laura Osnes. This celebration, which supports the nation's most distinctive and progressive Jewish theater, will take place on Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 6:30 PM at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with Ted Sperling and Special Guest Ryan Silverman
by Stephen Sorokoff - Sep 27, 2017

Even If you have premium seating at a Broadway musical or nightclub you still will not be able to feel that the beautiful girl with the spectacular voice performing on stage is singing just for you, and in your living room! Laura Osnes at Cafe Carlyle last night was acting and singing a few feet away from all of us in The Carlyle's legendary living room with her show called Cockeyed Optimists and as they say, you had to see it to believe it . Together with Ted Sperling and Laura's special guest Ryan Silverman they created The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein and it probably would be nominated for a Tony Award if it were in a theatre. The lucky audience that got to be up close and personal with Broadway royalty in Cafe Carlyle were at times overwhelmed with the beauty of the music being made by these three artists, who possess many theatre awards between them. So if you can join them, like all good hosts they are going to make sure there's plenty of good food, wine and conversation during your visit. You will even get to give them a hug and say goodnight to Laura, Ted, and Ryan after the show. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform On Night Only at the Kennedy Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2018

The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts announces a one-night-only evening with Broadway stars Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana onFriday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in the intimate Kennedy Center Jazz Club. (more...)

BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes Returns to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Caf Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, tonight, September 26, through September 30. (more...)

Irrational Theatre Presents Leoncavallo's PAGLIACCI
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2018

Ruggero Leoncavallo's greatest opera. Based on a real life murder case. This thrilling and gritty opera boasts one of the greatest tenor arias of all time and a story to surpass any modern day soap opera. (more...)

BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes to Return to Cafe Carlyle with 'COCKEYED OPTIMISTS' Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2017

A friendly reminder! Two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes makes her return to Caf Carlyle with Tony and Drama Desk Award winner Ted Sperling and special guest, two-time Drama Desk nominee Ryan Silverman in Cockeyed Optimists: The World of Rodgers and Hammerstein, September 26-30. (more...)

BWW Review: LET'S GO TO THE MOVIES at Broadway Palm
by Fran Thomas - Sep 1, 2018

Broadway Palm kicks off its 26th season with Let's Go to the Movies, a revue created, written, directed, and choreographed by Victor Legarreta. The show is loosely organized (with 'loosely' being the operative word) into three sections: Classic Hollywood, Imagination, and Movie Musicals. (more...)

Wake Up With BWW 10/31: Watch Full A VERY WICKED HALLOWEEN Special, and More!
by Stephanie Wild - Oct 31, 2018

Good morning BroadwayWorld! Today's top stories: watch the full A Very Wicked Halloween special, and more! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief October 31st, 2017: Happy Halloween, BroadwayWorld!
by Danielle Ashley - Oct 31, 2017

Good morning and Happy Halloween, BroadwayWorld! (more...)

VIDEO: Tracey Ullman Shares Her Worst Broadway Stories on LIVE WITH KELLY AND RYAN
by Stage Tube - Oct 24, 2018

Tracey Ullman was a guest on today's episode of 'Live with Kelly and Ryan.' During the interview, Ullman talks about the possibility of returning to Broadway and shares one of her funniest experiences with a Broadway audience. (more...)

Rebecca Taichman, Anne Kauffman & More Selected as Roundabout Artists in Residence
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced its 2017-18 Artists in Residence. 'I started the Artists in Residence program about 25 years ago to provide artistic and financial support to early-career artists, giving them a theatre to call home and to provide peace of mind for a sustainable career,' says Roundabout Artistic Director Todd Haimes. 'Over the years, this program has evolved to include playwrights, mid-career directors and even an entire young company. And while these residencies have allowed us to help cultivate the next generations of theatre leaders, these artists have also become invaluable to me and our audiences, invigorating this institution with fresh voices.' (more...)

Jessica Stone's BAREFOOT IN THE PARK, Kathleen Marshall-Helmed 'MUCH ADO' and More Set for The Old Globe's 2018 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the additional productions in its 2018 Summer Season, including the classic Neil Simon comedy Barefoot in the Park directed by Jessica Stone (Ken Ludwig's Robin Hood!, Arms and the Man, and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Globe), which will run July 28 - August 26, 2018. The Summer Shakespeare Festival lineup will include The Tempest, running June 17 - July 22, 2018, and Much Ado About Nothing, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (the Globe's Love's Labor's Lost), running August 12 - September 16. (more...)

Whoopi Goldberg, Maggie Gyllenhaal and James Earl Jones to Knock the Ball Out of the Park for Roundabout's DAMN YANKEES Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company has just announced a special Benefit Concert Reading of Damn Yankees, the Tony award-winning musical comedy by George Abbott and Douglass Wallop with music and lyrics by Richard Adler and Jerry Ross. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 8, 2018
by - Nov 8, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Laura Osnes and Susan Egan on the Magical and Miraculous Powers of THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY
by Jeffrey Ellis - Nov 7, 2018

What might you expect if you find yourself caught up in the spectacle of the Broadway Princess Party's festivities at Tennessee Performing Arts Center's James K. Polk Theatre on Friday, November 16? A theatrical concert like none other, predicts Laura Osnes, one of the three aforementioned princesses of the Great White Way who will bring their magical blend of entertainment, theatrical revelry, onstage magic - and pure, unadulterated pleasure (and boatloads of fun, we suspect) - to Music City for a one-night stand that promises to leave audiences feeling 'transported, enchanted, empowered and inspired.' (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford, Christopher Jackson, Laura Osnes and Aaron Tveit Headline New York Philharmonic's 2017 Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

The New York Philharmonic's 2017 holiday season presents classical and seasonal hallmarks, four Broadway stars singing Laureate Conductor Leonard Bernstein's musical theater highlights, and the beloved annual traditions of Holiday Brass and Handel's Messiah. (more...)

Perry Laylon Ojeda Brings JUST IN TIME:THE SONGS OF BETTY COMDEN & ADOLPH GREEN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2018

After a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep, a string of high profile performances at acclaimed jazz club Upstairs at Vitello's in Los Angeles and an exclusive engagement onboard the Norwegian Cruise Line's mega ship The Escape,  PERRY LAYLON OJEDA brings his solo act: JUST IN TIME: The Songs of Betty Comden & Adolph Green to Feinstein's/54 Below in New York City on April 4th 2019 at 9:30pm. Book your tickets NOW by clicking HERE! (more...)

TCM To Pay Tribute To Musicals In June Programming Special 'Mad About Musicals!'
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018

Turner Classic Movies (TCM) will pay homage to the glittering world of Hollywood musicals with Mad About Musicals!, a special month of programming celebrating timeless movie musicals such as The Wizard of Oz, Singin' in the Rain and Cabaret. TCM is once again partnering with Ball State University and Canvas to offer a free online multimedia course tied to this programming special about the history of the musical genre and its evolution with cultural and technological shifts. Enrollment is open until June 17 and fans can sign up for the course at musicals.tcm.com. (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY To Play Brea And Hollywood, CA
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle, and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and her own Fairy Godfairy, Benjamin Rauhala (musical director extraordinaire), and joined by pals Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules) and Courtney Reed (original star of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), you are cordially invited to a Royal Ball filled with stories, sparkle and a bit of sass. Your every dream will come true as three knockout voices sing the petticoats off of every princess song in the book! (more...)

Toronto, Canada's Hard Rock icons Never Say Die Sign to FM Music Management
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Toronto, Canada's Hard Rock icons Never Say Die (featuring members of Platinum rock band My Darkest Days) have signed to FM Music Management. (more...)

REPRISE 2.0 Season Starts with SWEET CHARITY Directed By Kathleen Marshall; VICTOR/VICTORIA and GRAND HOTEL to Follow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2018

REPRISE 2.0 is now announced, presenting a season of three classic American musicals at UCLA's Freud Playhouse, by Marcia Seligson, Producing Artistic Director of the new performing arts organization.  REPRISE 2.0 is partnering with the UCLA School of Theater, Film and Television's Department of Theater (UCLA TFT), chaired by Brian Kite.  (more...)

THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Reschedules at Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Due to a scheduling conflict, performances of The Broadway Princess Party-starring two- time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes (Cinderella, Bonnie & Clyde), Tony Award nominee Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie), Courtney Reed (Aladdin, In The Heights) and music director Benjamin Rauhala-have been moved to Saturday, June 2 (8 p.m.) and Sunday, June 3 (5 p.m.). Customers who purchased tickets for Friday, June 1 will be moved to another performance or issued a refund. (more...)

Perry Laylon Ojeda Sings The Songs Of Betty Comden & Adolph Green Back At Vitello's By Popular Demand!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2018

PERRY LAYLON OJEDA , after a hit run at Palm Springs' Coachella Valley Rep and a string of high profile cruise ship performances, returns to Upstairs at Vitello's singing The Songs of Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the legendary and longest running creative partnership in American Theatre History. (more...)

THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY is Headed to the West Coast and Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2018

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! Broadway's Cinderella, two- time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes, brings a couple of her radiant leading lady friends-Tony Award nominee Susan Egan (Beauty and the Beast, Thoroughly Modern Millie) and Courtney Reed (Aladdin, In The Heights) along with music director Benjamin Rauhala-to Feinstein's at the Nikko on Friday, June 1 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 2 (8 p.m.) to create a dazzling evening of musical magic. (more...)

TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series to Kick Off with CATHARSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Catharsis, the first show of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. (more...)

World Premiere Of CLUB TROPICANA THE MUSICAL to Tour the UK
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2018

Take a fun-packed trip back in time to the electric 80's with the world premiere of Club Tropicana The Musical, a summer adventure of love in the sun, with a soundtrack of smash-hit pop classics - it really is the feel-good musical of the year! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway and West End Star Tony Sheldon Talks PRISCILLA QUEEN OF THE DESERT on Sunday Night With Bill Crews
by Stage Tube - Jun 17, 2018

Broadway and West End stars Tony Sheldon is currently starring in Priscilla Queen of the Desert in Australia. The actor stopped by to chat with Rev. Bill Crews for his radio show Sunday Night with Bill Crews. Sheldon talked about the show, its significance, and his own career thus far. (more...)

Laura Osnes and Santino Fontana to Perform with Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2017

The acclaimed Grant Park Orchestra and Chorus with Broadway stars Laura Osnes (currently Bandstand on Broadway) and Santino Fontana (the voice of Hans in Disney's Frozen), along with conductor Ted Sperling, will take audiences through the ups and downs of romance, with music from Frozen, Cinderella, and classic and contemporary shows including West Side Story, Follies, Oklahoma and more. (more...)

BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY Heads to Minneapolis and Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

Brush off your tiara and unleash your inner princess with Broadway's original Cinderella, Belle and Jasmine! Hosted by two-time, Tony-nominated star, Laura Osnes (Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella) and her own Fairy Godfairy, Benjamin Rauhala (musical director extraordinaire), the evening also stars the multitalented Susan Egan (Tony-nominated for Disney's Beauty and the Beast and voice of 'Meg' in Hercules), Courtney Reed (the original 'Jasmine' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway), and special guest Adam Jacobs (the original 'Aladdin' in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway) as the show's Prince for the Night. (more...)

BWW Review: SINGIN' IN THE RAIN at THE WICK THEATRE
by John Lariviere - Jan 30, 2018

Each year, The Wick Theatre and Costume Museum stages a production selected by their fans, this season, the iconic Singin' in the Rain takes that honor. 'We were so excited when Singin' in the Rain won our fan poll,' said Marilynn A. Wick, Managing Executive Producer. Containing hits such as 'You Are My Lucky Star', 'Good Mornin', 'You Stepped Out of a Dream', 'Make 'em Laugh', 'You Were Meant For Me' and of course the title song 'This is one of the most beloved films of all times, and watching it come to life with this amazingly talented cast will be an experience that audience members will treasure. We are thrilled to honor the memory of the delightful Debbie Reynolds with this production.' (more...)

New York Philharmonic Returns to Bravo! Vail Featuring Laura Osnes and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The New York Philharmonic will return to Bravo! Vail in Colorado for the Orchestra's 16th annual summer residency there, performing six orchestral concerts July 20-27, 2018. (more...)

Laura Osnes to Headline Nashville Children's Theatre's GRAND NIGHT Benefit
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 27, 2018

Broadway star and two-time Tony Award nominee Laura Osnes will headline Nashville Children's Theatre's Grand Night benefit, set for Saturday, April 14. Nashville Children's Theatre is the nation's oldest professional theater for young audiences. (more...)

Tony Winner Nanette Fabray Passes Away at 97
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2018

According to the New York Times, Tony and Emmy Award-winning star of the stage and screen, Nanette Fabray passed away yesterday at her California home. She was 97 years old. (more...)

BWW Review: THE JOHN WILSON ORCHESTRA: AT THE MOVIES, Brighton Dome
by Fiona Scott - Dec 9, 2018

The dazzling orchestra are travelling around the UK with their new At the Movies concert tour, packed full of classic film scores. (more...)

Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed to Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2017

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three nights at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and one special matinee at Citrus College! (more...)

Laura Osnes, Susan Egan & Courtney Reed Bring THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY to the West Coast Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The princesses are throwing a ball, and you're invited! After five sold-out engagements in New York City, The Broadway Princess Party is coming to the West Coast this December for three nights at the Segerstrom Center for the Arts and one special matinee at Citrus College! (more...)

Star-Studded 'BERNSTEIN ON BROADWAY' New Year's Eve Concert to Air on LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

This New Year's Eve, Live From Lincoln Center rings in 2018 with a celebration of the legendary Leonard Bernstein on the occasion of his centennial year. (more...)

Perry Laylon Ojeda Sings Comden & Green
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2017

Launching his LA concert debut, Broadway singer & actor PERRY LAYLON OJEDA performing songs with lyrics by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the longest running creative partnership in theatre history. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Porchlight Music Theatre's August 20 Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals Fundraiser
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2018

Porchlight Music Theatre welcomed a sold out crowd at the 13th Annual Chicago Sings concert fundraiser; Chicago Sings The MGM Musicals, held Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m., at Second City's UP Comedy Club, 230 W. North Ave, direction by Keely Vasquez, music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Beckie Menzie, stage management by Jake Allen Miller and sound design Robert Hornbostel. Monday's event was the company's most successful Chicago Sings to date. Sales from this one-night-only performance benefit Porchlight Music Theatre's youth educational and community outreach programming raising more than $54,000. (more...)

Perry Laylon Ojeda Sings Comden & Green
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2017

Launching his LA concert debut, Broadway singer & actor PERRY LAYLON OJEDA performing songs with lyrics by Broadway legends Betty Comden and Adolph Green, the longest running creative partnership in theatre history. (more...)

AMELIE Dreams Her Way to Broadway Tonight- Meet the Company!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical, Amelie opens today, April 3, at the Walter Kerr Theatre. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows below! (more...)

IN TRANSIT's Justin Guarini Boards THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Justin Guarini will play 'Vincenzo' opposite the previously announced Beth Malone in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN at The Muny this summer. (more...)

Nobody Can Swing Like Them! Meet the Full Cast of BANDSTAND, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 26, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tonight, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Scroll down to get to know the company before tonight's opening bows! (more...)

Film Forum to Celebrate Betty Comden Centennial Birthday with IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER Screening
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

Gene Kelly & Stanley Donen's IT'S ALWAYS FAIR WEATHER (1955), starring Kelly, with music by Andre Previn and screenplay and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green, will have a special screening at 8:15 pm at Film Forum on May 3, the 100th anniversary of Betty Comden's birth. The screening will be introduced by Green's daughter, actress, singer, and Tony-nominated lyricist/songwriter Amanda Green. (more...)

Axelrod Performing Arts Center Presents Let's Face the Music…The Timeless Songs of Fred Astaire
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2018

On Sunday, April 8 at 3:00 p.m., Axelrod Performing Arts Center presents Let's Face the Music…The Timeless Songs of Fred Astaire featuring vocalists Danny Bacher and Alexis Cole, performing with an all-star jazz band led by Dr. Art Topilow on piano, with Aaron Weinstein on violin, Mike Lee on saxophone, Doug Clarke on guitar, Rudy Petschauer on percussion and Gary Mazzaroppi on bass. Special guests: two leading Broadway dancers, Cory Lingner ("On the Town," "American in Paris") and Eloise Kropp ("Dames at Sea," "CATS") choreographed by Gabriel Chajnik and Andrew Black. (more...)

A Fine Little Scandal! Meet the Full Cast of THE LITTLE FOXES, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 19, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's new Broadway production of Lillian Hellman's The Little Foxes, starring Laura Linney and Cynthia Nixon, opens tonight, April 19, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Tony winner Daniel Sullivan (Proof, Rabbit Hole) directs. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Ashley Brown, Lindsay Mendez, Ryan Silverman and More to Lead THE GOLDEN APPLE at Encores!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of The Golden Apple, John Latouche and Jerome Moross' cult classic. (more...)

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