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Photo Flash: Broadway Vet J. Elaine Marcos Debuts One Woman Show WHAT I DID FOR...A JOB At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2018

J. Elaine Marcos debuted her hilarious one woman show What I Did for...a Job at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: Celia Keenan-Bolger, Alex Newell and More Pay A Visit to GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2018

Last night, GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER welcomed some high-profile guests, including Jose Llana, Celia Keenan-Bolger, Marsha Mason, Jaygee Macapugay, Nikka Graff Lanzarone and ONCE ON THIS ISLAND's Alex Newell. GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER is playing through September 16 at The Belasco Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down for photos of the visitors backstage. (more...)

Play Reading & Master Class Launch 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series "What is Truth?"
by BWW News Desk - Sep 5, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama "Oedipus Rex" on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. The September 19 reading and the master classes that precede and follow it marks the first installment of the 2018 Gates Ferry Lecture Series: "What is Truth?" The September 19 reading will be the first of three presentations, all featuring Kim and Occhiogrosso, which also includes a staged reading of scenes from Shakespeare's "King Lear" on November 14 and a full stage production of Henrik Ibsen's "Enemy of The People" from February 15-March 3, 2019. To reserve tickets, please call the Centenary Stage Company box office at (908) 979 0900 or visit www.centenarystageco.org. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Goes Retro with Performance of 'Take On Me'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2018

Lea Salonga recently held a press conference to announce her upcoming 40th Anniversary Concert (already sold out) where she performed a beautiful rendition of 'Take on Me', watch below! (more...)

VIDEO: Ma-Anne Dionisio and Louise Pitre Will Lead NEXT TO NORMAL in Toronto
by Alan Henry - Sep 24, 2018

Broadway vets Ma-Anne Dionisio (Flower Drum Song) and Louise Pitre (Mamma Mia, Tony Nomination) will appear in the off-Mirvish production of NEXT TO NORMAL, beginning April 26th in Toronto - presented in partnership with The Musical Stage Company who recently presented the professional Toronto premiere of Fun Home. (more...)

David Henry Hwang To Host Masterclass in Manila September 28th
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2018

Noted American playwright, screenwriter, and librettist David Henry Hwang who wrote the 1988 Tony Award for Best Play 'M. BUTTERFLY' (which is currently playing at Maybank Performing Arts Theater until September 30) is coming to Manila to conduct a strictly by invitation only 'Master Class' on September 28 - 3 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeffrey Li, Telly Leung And More Star In Reading Of CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2018

America's Got Talent's Jeffrey Li made his musical theater debut in the developmental reading of Lainie Sakakura (producer/book) and Paul Fujimoto's (music/lyrics) CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET, a musical adaptation of The New York Times Best Selling novel, HOTEL ON THE CORNER OF BITTER AND SWEET by Jamie Ford at The Playroom Theater in New York on September 17. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - September 16, 2018
by - Sep 16, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on September 16 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Randall Duk Kim & Anne Occhiogrosso Headline Cent. Stage Co's Staged Reading Of OEDIPUS REX
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's (CSC) presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama Oedipus Rex on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

Telly Leung Will Take Final Bow in ALADDIN in February
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

It's time to get off of the magic carpet! Telly Leung, who stepped into the title role in Aladdin last June, has just announced that he will depart the production early next year. (more...)

Telly Leung to Debut New Concert SING HAPPY at Birdland in November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2018

TELLY LEUNG - currently starring as the title role in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway - will return to the "Broadway at Birdland" concert series to premiere his new show "Sing Happy" at Birldand Jazz Club (more...)

BWW Review: NAC ORCHESTRA POPS SERIES PRESENTS RODGERS & HAMMERSTEIN at National Arts Centre - Southam Hall
by Courtney Castelino - Oct 26, 2018

For its first Pops Series performance of the 2018 / 2019 season, the NAC Orchestra is paying tribute to the famous composer / lyricist team of Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II by performing some of their most beloved songs in the newly renovated orchestra shell of the National Arts Centre. Led by conductor Maestro Jack Everly, the NAC Orchestra was in fine form, providing music not only from Rodgers & Hammerstein's most popular musicals, but delivering some lessor known melodies, such as the overture to the 1961 film, Flower Drum Song. Two choirs, the Calixa-Lavallee Ensemble and the Ewashko Singers, provided beautiful harmonies to complement the guest vocals. The three featured vocalists, handpicked by Maestro Everly, were Laura Osnes, Ben Crawford and Ted Keegan. All three were simply spectacular, with the twice Tony-nominated Osnes channeling Julie Andrews in the opening number, 'The Sound of Music', and again in 'My Favorite Things'. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Sings 'I'll Never Love Again' From A STAR IS BORN
by Alexa Criscitiello - Oct 20, 2018

Lea Salonga wowed the crowd at her 40th Anniversary Concert this week! Take a look at her powerful performance on CNN Philippines! (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Celebrates 40th Anniversary With Sold Out Hometown Solo Show!
by Stage Tube - Oct 19, 2018

Lea Salonga wowed the crowd at her 40th Anniversary Concert this week! Take a look at her powerful performance on CNN Philippines! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - October 17, 2018
by - Oct 17, 2018

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on October 17 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

NAAP Gala 2018 to Celebrate Anniversary of FLOWER DRUM SONG December 2
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018

National Asian Artists Project will hold its 2018 Gala entitled 'The Corner of Chinatown and Broadway' a celebration of the 60th Anniversary of Rodgers & Hammerstein's Flower Drum Song, featuring Broadway's Jose Llana (The King and I) and Yuka Takara (A Chorus Line), the award-winning Theatre Club from P.S. 124, alumni and NAAP kids, the NAAP Broadway Community Chorus, members from the original casts of the Broadway and 2002 revival productions of Flower Drum Song, as well as honorees Alvin Ing and Yuriko Kikuchi, on Sunday, December 2nd  at The Golden Unicorn (18 East Broadway @ Catherine Street).   (more...)

Telly Leung Debuts New Holiday Single ALL I WANT FOR CHRISTMAS IS YOU To Benefit ASTEP
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2018

TELLY LEUNG - currently starring as the title role in Disney's Aladdin on Broadway - will release a new digital single, an updated version of the holiday classic "All I Want for Christmas Is You" to benefit ASTEP (Artists Striving to End Poverty) from Yellow Sound Label on Friday, November 30. The song is arranged by Lynne Shankel. (more...)

BWW Interview: SOFT POWER's Francis Jue On Representing David Henry Hwang & Fellow Asian-Americans
by Gil Kaan - May 9, 2018

SOFT POWER, the first collective creation of Tony Award winners David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, will world premiere at the Ahmanson under the auspices of Center Theatre Group, in association with East West Players and the Curran, opening May 16, 2018. We had the wonderful opportunity to chat with a frequent collaborator of both David Henry Hwang and Jeanine Tesori, actor/singer Francis Jue who portrays DHH in SOFT POWER. (more...)

Talk and Signing for BIG DEAL: Bob Fosse And Dance In The American Musical to be Held at the Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2018

There will a discussion and signing for BIG DEAL: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical by Kevin Winkler on Thursday, 10th at 5pm at the The Drama Book Shop 250 West 40th St. (bet B'way & 8th Ave). (more...)

Mamie Parris, Josh Breckenridge, and More Join Drew Gehling in DAVE at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2018

Arena Stage announces the full cast and creative team for Dave. By Thomas Meehan, Nell Benjaminand Tom Kitt, Dave is inspired by the Academy Award-nominated American political comedy film. (more...)

VIDEO: Child Sings 'On My Own' Impersonating Lea Salonga...and Lea Approves!
by Stage Tube - May 23, 2018

Esang De Torres, a contestant on the Philippines television show Your Face Sounds Familiar Kids, impersonated Lea Salonga, performing a rendition of On My Own from Les Miserables. (more...)

MEAN GIRLS' Gregg Barnes Wins 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2018

Gregg Barnes has won the 2018 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for MEAN GIRLS. (more...)

Headed to Easy Street! Ana Gasteyer and Megan Hilty Join Hollywood Bowl ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2018

It has just been announced that stars Ana Gasteyer as ("Miss Hannigan') and Megan Hilty ("Lily St. Regis.") have joined the cast of the upcoming Hollywood Bowl production of ANNIE, which will take place Friday, July 27, at 8 pm, Saturday, July 28, at 8 pm, and Sunday, July 29, at 7:30 pm.  (more...)

BWW TV: FROZEN Cast Surprises Audience with Tribute to OKLAHOMA! on its 75th Anniversary
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 31, 2018

Jelani Alladin (Kristoff), Greg Hildreth (Olaf), John Riddle (Hans) and the entire cast of the new Broadway hit Frozen surprised the sold-out house at the St. James Theatre this afternoon with a tribute to Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic musical Oklahoma!, which opened at the St. James Theatre 75 years ago today, on March 31, 1943. (more...)

Broadway Musical SOUL DOCTOR Comes to Saban Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2018

One of the most charismatic figures from the Peace and Free-Love era is celebrated in the Broadway musical SOUL DOCTOR, which tells the fascinating story of the father of popular Jewish music, Shlomo Carlebach.   A modern-day troubadour, Carlebach ignited the spirit of millions around the world with his soul-stirring melodies, engrossing storytelling and boundless love. (more...)

Hear Pat Suzuki's Previously Unreleased Recording Of Sondheim's 'Everybody Says Don't'
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2018

Stage Door Records is pleased to debut Pat Suzuki's previously unreleased 1965 recording of Stephen Sondheim's 'Everybody Says Don't' from the forthcoming album 'Pat Suzuki - Singles And Rarities' to be released on April 13th 2018. (more...)

New Jersey Repertory Company Presents FERN HILL
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

New Jersey Repertory Company, located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the premiere of Fern Hill by Michael Tucker (L.A. Law, Radio Days), from August 9 through September 9, 2018. (more...)

The San Diego Symphony Announces 2018-2019 Jazz At The Jacobs and City Lights Series
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2018

The San Diego Symphony has announced its complete lineup for its Jazz @ The Jacobs and City Lights series for the 2018-19 season. Back for its fourth year, the successful Jazz @ The Jacobs returns with Gilbert Castellanos continuing in his role as series curator. From October through April, the five-concert series features a new and exciting lineup of programs and guest artists. The popular City Lights series also returns bringing the best of Broadway musicals and the American Songbook to San Diego in four exciting concerts. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos Returns Debuts Her One Woman Show At Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2018

Broadway's J. Elaine Marcos returns to New York and brings her comedic timing and scene stealing talents to Gettin' the Band Back Together this summer and debuts her one woman show What I Did for…a Job at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 5th, 2018 at 9:30 pm. (more...)

The (Los Altos) Hills are Alive with THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for June 2018
by - Jun 1, 2018

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for June, 2018. (more...)

The 'Broadwaysted' Podcast Welcomes GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER's J. Elaine Marcos
by Broadwaysted - Jul 7, 2018

This week the Broadwaysted crew is excited to be sitting down with a Broadway regular: the hilarious and wonderful J. Elaine Marcos! We're pouring out some tasty Montelobos Mezcal and some Adam Rippon-approved Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc while J. Elaine spills about her international bike-riding trips, her hilarious on-stage mishaps in Chorus Line, and her next Broadway outing in the new musical Gettin' The Band Back Together. (more...)

Roger Bart, Ali Stroker & More Complete Cast of Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2018

Casting is now complete for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie. The new cast members are Roger Bart as Daniel 'Rooster' Hannigan, Kaylin Hedges as Annie, Ali Stroker as 'Star-to-Be,' Amir Talai as Bert Healy, Marlow Barkley as Kate, Amadi Chapata as Pepper, Noe Lynds as July, Rae Martinez as Tessie, Malea Emma Tjandrawidjaja as Molly, and Olivia Zenetzis as Duffy. (more...)

VIDEO: Lea Salonga Returns to Her Roots and Sings 'Reflection' From Mulan
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2018

Lea Salonga, the original singing voice of Mulan in the Disney animated film of the same name, returned to her roots yesterday. The superstar of stage and screen performed the song, surrounded by friends at a restaurant. Keala Settle captured the magical moment on video and you can watch it below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Lea Salonga - A Tony's First Comes Full-Circle in Hollywood Bowl's ANNIE
by Gil Kaan - Jul 24, 2018

ANNIE, this year's Hollywood Bowl Summer Musical, will be performed by an all-star cast July 27, 28 and 29. Each year, a condensed version of a full-length Broadway musical corrals name performers from theatre, television and music with crazy, busy schedules that normally wouldn't be available for a full musical schedule commitment. We have the opportunity to chat with Tony Award winner Lea Salonga, who will be playing Grace Farrell in this production. (more...)

Photo Flash: Foothill Music Theatre Presents THE SOUND OF MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2018

Los Altos Hills will be alive with The Sound of Music this summer, when multi-award winning Foothill Music Theatre presents the Tony, Grammy, and Academy Award-winning musical. This beloved musical, set in Austria in 1938, follows novice Maria Rainer who becomes the governess for the von Trapp family, capturing the hearts of the seven children and their father, a widowed naval captain. As the Nazis occupy Austria, the family is forced make decisions which forever change their lives, fleeing their home in pursuit of freedom. Director Milissa Carey, music director William Liberatore, and choreographers Brett and C.J. Blankenship breathe new life into this classic tale of hope, love, and family. The Sound of Music will play July 19- August 5, 2018(press opening: July 20) at the Smithwick Theatre, I-280 & El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Tickets ($12 - $32) and information can be found at www.foothill.edu/theatre or by phone at (650) 949-7360.     (more...)

ALADDIN's Telly Leung Visits Center Stage Theatre in Connecticut This October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Center Stage Theatre recently announced a new performance series for their education students called Broadway at Center Stage. The event brings Broadway stars to Shelton to talk about their experiences growing up in the theater, their personal journeys to Broadway, and their best advice for being successful in the world of professional theater. The evening is capped off with a Q&A, a performance, and a meet and greet with the audience. (more...)

Broadway's ALADDIN, Telly Leung, Debuts at Provincetown's Crown & Anchor
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Producer Rick Murray welcomes Broadway's current Aladdin, Telly Leung, to Provincetown for one performance only, Sunday, August 5 at 7:00 p.m. in the Paramount Theatre at The Crown & Anchor. Accompanied by acclaimed music director Gary Adler (Alter Boyz, Avenue Q) and violist J. J. Johnson, Telly will take you on a musical carpet ride through his life and Broadway career in this evening of great music, personal stories, and backstage anecdotes. (more...)

J. Elaine Marcos Brings One Woman Show to 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2018

Broadway's J. Elaine Marcos brings her comedic timing and scene stealing talents back to New York in her one woman show What I Did for…a Job at Feinstein's/54 Below on September 5th, 2018 at 9:30 pm.  (more...)

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso Come to Cent. Stage Co.
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2018

Randall Duk Kim and Anne Occhiogrosso headline Centenary Stage Company's presentation of a free staged reading of Sophocles' drama "Oedipus Rex" on Wednesday, September 19 at 7:30 PM in the Kutz Theatre at the Lackland Performing Arts Center, Hackettstown, New Jersey. (more...)

Photo Flash: New Jersey Repertory Company Presents FERN HILL
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2018

NJ Rep located at 179 Broadway in Long Branch, is proud to present the world premiere of Michael Tucker's Fern Hill, August 9 through September 9.  Fern Hill is helmed by Australian director, Nadia Tass, and stars Jill Eikenberry (L.A. Law, Moonchildren), John Glover (Smallville, Waiting for Godot), Dee Hoty (Bright Star, Mamma Mia!), Jodi Long (Sullivan and Son, Flower Drum Song), Tom McGowan (Frasier, Wicked, Chicago), and David Rasche (Speed-the-Plow, Veep, Burn After Reading).  (more...)

KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN Cast & Creative Team Announced At The Lyric Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2018

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Single Tickets Now Available for the Bay Area Premiere of SOFT POWER at the Curran
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2018

Today, Carole Shorenstein Hays announced that single tickets are now available for SOFT POWER, the play featuring a musical by David Henry Hwang (play and lyrics) and Jeanine Tesori (music and additional lyrics). SOFT POWER will make its Bay Area premiere at San Francisco's Curran (445 Geary Street) June 20 - July 8, 2018. SOFT POWER is a Center Theatre Group co-commission with The Public Theater and will perform at the Curran following its world premiere at the Ahmanson Theatre in Los Angeles (more...)

Cy Coleman A JAZZMAN'S BROADWAY Available This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

This week – Friday, April 6th, 2018 Harbinger Records is releasing CY COLEMAN A Jazzman's Broadway (Jamaica, Flower Drum Song, South Pacific) HCD 3401. Harbinger loves composer/jazz pianist Cy Coleman. In fact, they have undertaken an entire series of CDs devoted to his vast musical talents. The first Coleman CD was a companion to the first biography on Cy, You Fascinate Me So (an overview of rare songs by Coleman with as disparate a bunch of lyricists as Carolyn Leigh, Dorothy Fields, Floyd Huddleston, A.E. Hotchner, and even comic Allan Sherman). The CD got rave reviews and opened many musical theatre aficionados to the depth of his composing skills. (more...)

Lea Salonga Joins ANNIE at the Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Known across the world for her powerful voice and perfect pitch, Lea Salonga has been announced for the role of Grace Farrell in Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Annie, one of the longest-running shows in Broadway history, which will be this summer's annual staged musical at the Bowl.   (more...)

Friday Flashback: Lea Salonga Stars In ANNIE In The Philippines
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2018

Many fans don't know Salonga starred in the title role of Annie in Repertory Philippines' 1980 production of Annie. Check out video of the Tony Award winner singing 'Tomorrow' and 'Maybe' below! (more...)

BWW TV: Jimmy Buffett and the Cast of ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Celebrate the 75th Anniversary of OKLAHOMA! Onstage
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 2, 2018

The Broadway cast of Jimmy Buffett's 'Escape to Margaritaville' added their own flavor to Rodgers & Hammerstein, celebrating the 75th Anniversary of 'Oklahoma!' with a very Buffett version of 'Surrey with the Fringe on Top,' complete with an appearance by Jimmy Buffett himself. Check out the video, featuring Buffett himself, below! (more...)

The Drama Book Shop Will Hold a Talk and Book Signing For BIG DEAL: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2018

There will a discussion and signing for BIG DEAL: Bob Fosse and Dance in the American Musical by Kevin Winkler on Thursday, 10th at 5pm at the The Drama Book Shop 250 West 40th St. (bet B'way & 8th Ave). Noted author Ken Bloom joins Kevin to discuss the book. With his trademark hunched shoulders, turned-in stance, and stuttering staccato jazz movement, Fosse was the groundbreaker in the development of choreography for the Broadway musical. The book is a fascinating look at the evolution of the man as a choreographer and director. (more...)

BWW Review: VIETGONE deconstructs Vietnam immigrant tropes with laughter at American Conservatory Theater's Strand Theater
by Robert Sokol - Apr 12, 2018

Vietgone by Qui Nguyen is a refreshingly upending night of theatre. It's also an extremely funny, sexy, tender, and truthful night of theatre. (more...)

Upcoming CD Releases for April 2018
by BWW Special - Apr 1, 2018

Check out the latest in upcoming releases of Broadway and theatre related CDs for April, 2018. (more...)

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