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Kelli O'Hara in BABES IN TOYLAND Among MasterVoices' 75th Season Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

New York City's famed MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale) - founded in 1941 by legendary conductor Robert Shaw - will celebrate its 75th anniversary during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Make Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall on Saturday, October 29 at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

TV Characters Come to Life in CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour, Hitting Chicago Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and Troika Entertainment present the National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. Based on the best and most memorable moments from the Emmy Award-winning classic hit TV series, CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE plays the Broadway Playhouse at Water Tower Place (175 E. Chestnut) tonight, September 20, through October 23, 2016. (more...)

Audra McDonald, Kelli O'Hara and Jeremy Jordan Slated for Concerts at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2018

The internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series hosted and music directed by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky is finally landing smack dab in the middle of Broadway itself this fall. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that the new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). (more...)

TONY AWARDS CONCERT IN TOKYO Stars Matthew Morrison, Kelli O'Hara and Yoshio Inoue
by BWW News Desk - Oct 6, 2016

WOWOW, Japan's leading premium pay TV broadcaster, announced today that Matthew Morrison ("Finding Neverland" "South Pacific," "Hairspray"), Kelli O'Hara ("The King and I") and well-known Japanese actor Yoshio Inoue have signed on as headline performers for WOWOW's highly anticipated "Tony Awards Concert In Tokyo," which will take place on March 18th, 2017. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara Makes Solo Debut at Carnegie Hall Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Tony Award-winning soprano Kelli O'Hara makes her first-ever solo headlining appearance at Carnegie Hall tonight, October 29, at 8:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage. (more...)

Premieres' Inner Voices 2018, Featuring Rebecca Luker, Finn Douglas And Farah Alvin, Begins Performances Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2018

PREMIERES (Paulette Haupt, Artistic Director), the New York based music theater organization whose mission is "to bring new music theater to light," is pleased to announce the cast and creative teams for this season's INNER VOICES, the biennial series of solo works featuring new teams of playwrights and composers. Performances begin TONIGHT at 8:00pm for a limited run through Saturday, November 17, 2018 at The TBG Mainstage Theatre (312 West 36th Street - between 8th & 9th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, November 1, 2018 at 8:00pm. (more...)

UNCLE VANYA Extends Through October 28th At Hunter Theater Project
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2018

The Hunter Theater Project at Hunter College (President, Jennifer J. Raab) announced a two-week extension today for the critically acclaimed New York premiere of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA, directed by Richard Nelson, at the Frederick Loewe Theater (E. 68th Street between Lexington and Park Ave). Translated by Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, and directed by Nelson, UNCLE VANYA began performances on Friday, September 7 and was originally scheduled to run through October 14. (more...)

Houston Grand Opera presents World Premiere Of THE HOUSE WITHOUT A CHRISTMAS TREE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

Houston Grand Opera (HGO) continues its series of holiday operas with the world premiere presentation of The House without a Christmas Tree by the widely admired composer/librettist team of Ricky Ian Gordon and Royce Vavrek, in the HGO Resilience Theater at the George R. Brown Convention Center. The opera is based on the uplifting story by Gail Rock and the beloved 1972 television film of the same name about a family that is healed by the holiday spirit. A precocious daughter struggles to understand her father's resentment of the holidays and longs for a beautiful Christmas tree like other families have, to make her house look happy. The opera includes a new setting of the carol Gather Around the Christmas Tree, sung by a juvenile chorus. Tickets for the new venue are available at HGO.org. Group discounts are available. Parking for HGO's performances will be available at the Avenida North garage located at 1815 Rusk Street, across from HGO's new venue. A sky bridge connects the parking garage to the GRB, and there is clear signage directing patrons to the theater. More information about parking can be found here. (more...)

Breaking: Another Op'nin'! Kelli O'Hara Will Lead Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Revival in 2019
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2017

Broadway is going to get hot in 2019. Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) just announced a new Broadway production of the Tony Award-winning musical comedy Kiss Me, Kate starring Kelli O'Hara in the hilarious duo leading roles of Kate and Lilli Vanessi. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara To Join Seth Rudetsky In Concert At NYC Town Hall In January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 27, 2018

The Town Hall Presents the internationally acclaimed Broadway @ concert series, hosted and music directed by SiriusXM Radio star Seth Rudetsky and produced by Mark Cortale, at The Town Hall (123 W. 43rd Street) on Monday, January 14, 2019 at 8pm with Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Just Another Day with NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812's Nicholas Belton!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

With just hours left before opening night commences, BroadwayWorld is taking you behind the scenes at the Imperial with 'Bolkonsky/Andrey,' played by Nicholas Belton. Check out just a another day in the life of Nick below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Donna Lynne Champlin Sing New Song 'I've Always Never Believed In You' From CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2018

A new song has been released from the hit TV show Crazy Ex-Girlfriend. The song, titled 'I've Always Never Believed In You' is sung by Donna Lynne Champlin's character, Paula. (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Election Year Play Cycle to Tour to DC, Hong Kong and Australia
by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

The Public Theater announced today that Richard Nelson's acclaimed trilogy THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family will tour to Washington D.C., Australia, and Hong Kong beginning in January 2017. (more...)

No Need to Turn Back Time! Meet the Cast of THE CHER SHOW- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Nov 1, 2018

The Cher Show begins previews tonight, Thursday, November 1, 2018 at the Neil Simon Theatre. Get to know the cast below as they begin Broadway performances! (more...)

BENNY & JOON Musical, Anna Ziegler's THE WANDERERS and More Slated for The Old Globe's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Old Globe today announced its 2017-2018 Season, which will kick off with the world premiere musical Benny & Joon, with book by Kirsten Guenther, music by Nolan Gasser, and lyrics by Mindi Dickstein. (more...)

Chad Kimball, Laurel Harris, The Doo Wop Project and More Set for NF HOPE CONCERT at SubCulture
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2017

An impressive collection of Broadway talent will come together Monday, May 8, 2017 for New York City's inaugural NF Hope Concert at SubCulture New York. (more...)

Watch LIVE: BWW Chats with COME FROM AWAY's Chad Kimball
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with star of Come From Away, Chad Kimball! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskChadBWW. (more...)

Backstage Bite with Katie Lynch: The Great Shishichki Cookie of 1812 with Nicholas Belton!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 23, 2017

Today, we are excited to bring you the Season Two premiere, featuring special guest from NATASHA, PIERRE AND THE GREAT COMET OF 1812- Nicholas Belton. (more...)

BWW Live Will Chat with COME FROM AWAY's Chad Kimball This Thursday!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018

On Thursday, May 24, (5:30pm EST) BroadwayWorld's Steve Schonberg is getting up close and personal with star of Come From Away, Chad Kimball! Don't forget to tune in to our official Facebook page to submit your questions live or send us questions in advance on Twitter @BroadwayWorld with #AskChadBWW. (more...)

Tony Winner Kelli O'Hara to Headline Long Wharf Theatre's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Broadway's Anna is headed to Connecticut this summer! Long Wharf Theatre will welcome Tony Award-winning THE KING AND I star Kelli O'Hara at its annual Gala on Monday, June 6, 2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

Video Roundup: With 18 Broadway Debuts in GREAT COMET OF 1812, Meet the Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Full casting has been announced for the new musical THE GREAT COMET, featuring the Broadway debuts of 18 cast and creative team members including Josh Groban as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton as 'Natasha.' Created by Dave Malloy (Preludes, Ghost Quartet) and directed by Rachel Chavkin (Small Mouth Sounds, Preludes) - also making their Broadway debuts - THE GREAT COMET will blaze intoBroadway's Imperial Theatre (249 West 45th Street) beginning in the first week of October with opening night set for Monday, November 14, 2016.Ticketing info will be announced shortly. To sign up for news updates and presale ticketing opportunities, visit www.greatcometbroadway.com. (more...)

Play Ball! Kelli O'Hara and Patti Murin to Perform at Yankees Opening Day!
by Alexa Criscitiello - Mar 28, 2018

Batter up! Frozen's resident Princess Anna, Patti Murin and Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara revealed some exciting news on Twitter this evening. (more...)

Broderick, James, Pasquale & More Among Additional Guests Announced for NY POPS Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. The concert will celebrate the multiyear partnership between the actress and stage director and will bring together artists from the stage and screen. (more...)

Stage & Screen Stars Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan and Jeffrey Schecter Join MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The production will be conducted by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature previously announced stars Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham, Christopher Fitzgerald - with Jonathan Freeman, Chris Sullivan, and Jeffrey Schecter just joining the lineup - alongside 130 singers of MasterVoices, with Orchestra of St. Luke's. (more...)

Welcome to Their Rock- Meet the Cast of COME FROM AWAY!
by Stephanie Wild - Mar 12, 2017

Come From Away, the new musical based on the stories of those left stranded on airplanes during 9/11, opens tonight at the Gerald Shoenfeld Theatre. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows. (more...)

Hunter Theater Project Announces Richard Nelson's UNCLE VANYA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

 Hunter College President Jennifer J. Raab announced today the inaugural production of the Hunter Theater Project, the New York premiere of Anton Chekhov's UNCLE VANYA at the Frederick Loewe Theater at Hunter College (E. 68th Street and Lexington Avenue), directed by Richard Nelson. Translated byRichard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky. This production is the first time renowned Russian literature translators Pevear and Volokhonsky will have a work premiere in New York City, following the show's world premiere at The Old Globe in San Diego, California. Previews for UNCLE VANYA begin Friday, September 7. The production runs through Sunday, October 14, with an official press opening on Sunday, September 16. Tickets are on sale now. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Debuts Off-Broadway Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues). Opening Night is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Sally Struthers, Hal Linden, Ed Dixon & Mark Jacoby Star in Ogunquit Playhouse's GRUMPY OLD MEN
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Fasten your seat belt, it's going to be a grumpy ride! The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to produce the U.S. premiere of the new musical-comedy, Grumpy Old Men the Musical on stage from August 8 to September 1 - just in time to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the hit film that starred Jack Lemmon, Walter Matthau and Ann-Margret. This hilarious new show was penned by Dan Remmes, with music by Neil Berg and lyrics by Nick Meglin. Director for the Ogunquit production of Grumpy Old Men the Musical is Matt Lenz. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO's THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opens August 7
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to produce THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE for the first time, August 7-12 at the Benedum Center. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Earns Emmy Nomination, Says She is 'Grateful (and in Shock)'
by Julie Musbach - Jul 12, 2018

This morning, Broadway's Kelli O'Hara received her first Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Actress In A Short Form Comedy Or Drama Series for her role as Katie Bonner in 'The Accidental Wolf'.  (more...)

Cast and Creative Team Announced for UNCLE VANYA at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

The Old Globe's 2017 2018 Season continues with today's announcement of the complete cast and creative team for Anton Chekhov's masterpiece Uncle Vanya, which has received a Globe-commissioned world premiere translation from Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, andLarissa Volokhonsky. Richard Nelson (Illyria, The Gabriel Plays, Tony Award winner for Best Book of a Musical for James Joyce's The Dead) also directs. Uncle Vanya will run February 10 March 11, 2018 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre, part of the Globe's Conrad Prebys Theatre Center. Tickets start at $30.00 and are on sale to the general public now. Previews run February 10 14. Opening night is Thursday, February 15 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Richard Nelson's THE GABRIELS Election Year Play Cycle Launches Tour in DC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The Public Theater previously announced that Richard Nelson's acclaimed trilogy THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family would tour to Washington D.C., Australia, and Hong Kong beginning in January 2017. (more...)

Norm Lewis Joins INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY at BB King's with Telly Leung, Jarrod Spector, and More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2016

Norm Lewis, the Tony Award-nominated Broadway star of The Phantom of the Opera, Porgy & Bess and more, has been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

LaChanze & Lindsay Mendez Join INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) have been added to the all-star lineup of INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music. (more...)

Barry Edelstein to be presented IN CONVERSATION with Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2018

The Old Globe will present a free, one-night-only event, Barry Edelstein In Conversation with Richard Nelson, Richard Pevear, and Larissa Volokhonsky, supported by the Fuson Family, on Wednesday, February 14 at 5:30 p.m. Continuing his very popular interview series, Edelstein sits down with translator/director Nelson-a great American playwright, at once a poet of the stage and an innovator of theatrical form-and Pevear and Volokhonsky-the world's foremost translators of Russian literature, and perhaps our most influential thinkers about the art of translation. They will discuss the collaborative process behind this Uncle Vanya, as well as the art of translation and bringing the classics of the stage to life for a contemporary audience. (more...)

LaChanze, Lewis, Porter and More Set for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Broadway leading ladies LaChanze (Tony Award winner for The Color Purple) and Lindsay Mendez (Wicked, Godspell) lead an all-star lineup for INSPIRATIONAL BROADWAY, a dynamic and soulful evening of music, set for tonight, February 15, 2016 at B.B. King Blues Club & Grill. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Public Theater Announces Cast of THE GABRIELS Three-Play Cycle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2015

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere three-play cycle THE GABRIELS: Election Year in the Life of One Family, written and directed by Richard Nelson. Featuring the same core acting company for all three productions, Play One: HUNGRY, will begin previews on Saturday, February 27 and run through, Sunday, March 20, with an official press opening on Friday, March 4, 2016. The second play, WHAT DID YOU EXPECT?, will premiere in September and the final play in the new cycle, WOMEN OF A CERTAIN AGE, will open on election night, November 8, 2016. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara Adds Second Show with Jason Robert Brown at SubCulture This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Due to demand, SubCulture artist-in-residence Jason Robert Brown will welcome Kelli O'Hara for a second show in January, the venue has just announced. (more...)

Everybody Knows Their Names! Grayson Powell, Jillian Louis, Barry Pearl and More Set for CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE Tour
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway In Chicago, Stageworks Media and TROIKA Entertainment have just announced casting for the upcoming National Touring production of CHEERS LIVE ON STAGE. (more...)

Twenty-Four to Make Broadway Debuts as 'GREAT COMET' Announces Complete Cast
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Complete casting has been announced for the new musical NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET OF 1812, featuring the Broadway debuts of 24 cast and creative team members, including Josh Groban* as 'Pierre' and Denee Benton* as 'Natasha.' (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA World Premiere Finds Full Cast at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Aug 30, 2017

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for Illyria, written and directed by Richard Nelson, part of The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette Street and the 50th Anniversary of HAIR. (more...)

Meet the Full Company of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, Bowing Tonight on the Great White Way
by Meet the Cast - Aug 24, 2017

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway premiere of Prince of Broadway, a musical celebration that highlights the extraordinary six-decade career of director and producer Harold Prince, opens tonight, August 24, 2017, at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus go inside rehearsals with the company! (more...)

Judy Kuhn, Rebecca Luker and Marin Mazzie Sign on for the New York Pops' 34th Birthday Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

As previously announced, on Monday, May 1, 2017, The New York Pops will celebrate its 34th birthday with a grand gala evening honoring Karen van Bergen, the CEO of Omnicom Public Relations Group, and Tony Award winners Kelli O'Hara and Bartlett Sher, whose collaborations over the last decade have won universal acclaim and whose individual careers represent pinnacles of achievement in the world of theatre. (more...)

Video: Play Ball! Kelli O'Hara Sings the National Anthem at Yankees Opening Day
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018

Batter up! Tony Award-winner Kelli O'Hara revealed belted one out in the ballpark today, singing the national anthem for opening day at Yankee Stadium! Check out video of Kelli officially ringing in the new baseball season with her flawless rendition! (more...)

MasterVoices presents BABES IN TOYLAND
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). The production will be conducted and directed by MasterVoices' Artistic Director Ted Sperling and will feature Kelli O'Hara (Contrary Mary), Bill Irwin (Master Toymaker), Christopher Fitzgerald (Alan), Lauren Worsham (Jane), Jay Armstrong Johnson (Tom Tom), Jonathan Freeman (Uncle Barnaby), Chris Sullivan (Gonzorgo), Jeffrey Schecter (Roderigo), Michael Kostroff (Chief Inspector Marmaduke), and Blair Brown (The Narrator), with the 130 singers of MasterVoices and Orchestra of St. Luke's. Musical Staging by Andrew Palermo, Costume Consulting by Tracy Christensen, and Concert Adaptation by Joe Keenan and Ted Sperling. (more...)

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