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16th Street Theater Season 2018 Announced
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

16th Street Theater announces their Season Eleven 2018: Heroes featuring five thrilling plays about combat and those who wield weapons by authors Kathleen Cahill and Sean Christopher Lewis, and Chicago writers Ike Holter, Aline Lathrop, and J. Joseph Cox. Who are protected and served, and what are the consequences? When violence surrounds, how does one learn to speak another language? (more...)

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...)

BoHo Theatre to Close 2017 Season with MARIE CHRISTINE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2017

BoHo Theatre closes out its successful 2017 season with the passionate musical MARIE CHRISTINE by Michael John LaChiusa at the Theater Wit, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. (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...)

Denee Benton Steps in for Phillipa Soo in MasterVoices' OF THEE I SING at Carnegie Hall; More Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2017

MasterVoices announces additional casting for its season opening presentation of George and Ira Gershwin's Of Thee I Sing on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. Tony Award nominee Den e Benton (Natasha, Pierre & The Great Comet of 1812) joins the cast as Mary Turner, replacing Phillipa Soo, who regretfully can no longer participate due to scheduling conflicts. (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...)

Photo Flash: Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr Tie the Knot
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld extends a huge congratulations to Idina Menzel and Aaron Lohr, who got married over the weekend. Scroll down to look at the beautiful photos Menzel shared today on Twitter! (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...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kyrie Courter and More in MARIE CHRISTINE at BoHo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

BoHo Theatre closes out its successful 2017 season with the passionate musical MARIE CHRISTINE by Michael John LaChiusa at the Theater Wit, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Taking inspiration from the life of Marie Laveau, the famed Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, MARIE CHRISTINE is a visceral reimagining of the Greek myth of Medea. LaChiusa is the acclaimed writer and composer of THE WILD PARTY and HELLO AGAIN. MARIE CHRISTINE is playing at Theater Wit through December 10, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from MARIE CHRISTINE at BoHo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2017

BoHo Theatre closes out its successful 2017 season with the passionate musical MARIE CHRISTINE by Michael John LaChiusa at the Theater Wit, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. Taking inspiration from the life of Marie Laveau, the famed Voodoo Queen of New Orleans, MARIE CHRISTINE is a visceral reimagining of the Greek myth of Medea. LaChiusa is the acclaimed writer and composer of THE WILD PARTY and HELLO AGAIN. MARIE CHRISTINE is playing at Theater Wit through December 10, 2017. Click below to watch excerpts from the show! (more...)

BoHo Theatre to Close 2017 Season with MARIE CHRISTINE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2017

BoHo Theatre closes out its successful 2017 season with the passionate musical MARIE CHRISTINE by Michael John LaChiusa at the Theater Wit, directed by Lili-Anne Brown. (more...)

Hope Mill Theatre's PIPPIN Will Transfer to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2017

Jonathan O'Boyle's acclaimed production of the multi-Tony Award-winning musical Pippin by Grammy and Academy Award recipient Stephen Schwartz (composer of the global smash hit Wicked) will transfer to Southwark Playhouse's Large space in spring 2018. (more...)

Mo Rocca, Chuck Cooper and Brad Oscar Join MasterVoices' OF THEE I SING at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2017

CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Mo Rocca, Tony Award winner Chuck Cooper (The Life) and Tony nominee Brad Oscar (Something Rotten!) join MasterVoices' production of the Gershwins' Of Thee I Sing on Thursday, November 2 at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

MARIE CHRISTINE Creator Michael John LaChiusa Set for Talkback at BoHo Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2017

BoHo Theatre Artistic Director Peter Marston Sullivan announced today that Marie Christine composer, lyricist and librettist Michael John LaChiusa will participate in a post-show talkback following BoHo's Friday, November 17, performance of the musical at Theater Wit, 1229 W. Belmont, Chicago. (more...)

MasterVoices' All-Star OF THEE I SING Set for Tonight at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2017

MasterVoices' star-studded production of the Gershwins' Of Thee I Sing is set for tonight, November 2, at 7:00 p.m. in Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall. (more...)

Alan Menken and Stars of A BRONX TALE to Celebrate Cast Album at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM. (more...)

35mm: A Musical Exhibition Comes to The Other Palace Studio this Autumn
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Award-winning composer Ryan Scott Oliver's musical inspired by renowned Broadway photographer Matthew Murphy's images comes to The Other Palace Studio for a limited two week run this autumn. (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

UK Premiere of War-Time Gay Love Story YANK! to Play Hope Mill Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

A moving gay love story set in World War Two is the latest collaboration between a leading London-based theatre production company and one of Manchester's newest arts venues. (more...)

The Ogunquit Playhouse Receives Three IRNE Award Nominations for THE HUNCHBACK NOTRE DAME
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2017

The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to announce that it has received three Independent Reviewers of New England Award (IRNE) nominations in the large theatre category for its 2016 production of The Hunchback of Notre Dame including Best Set Design, Best Lighting Design, and Best Actor in a Musical. The IRNE Awards honor the best of the previous year's actors, directors, choreographers, designers and companies across the full spectrum of large, mid-size and fringe theater companies in Boston and New England. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Original Broadway Cast Album Out This Spring; Pre-Order Now!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evamere Entertainment announced today that the Original Broadway Cast Album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE will be released by Ghostlight Records, beginning March 24, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Go Inside the Studio for A BRONX TALE's 'Belmont Avenue'; Original Broadway Cast Album Out Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

Ghostlight Records releases the album of the hit musical A BRONX TALE in digital formats today, Friday, March 24 with CDs in stores and online Friday, May 12. CDs will be available at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street), where the show is currently running, beginning mid-April. Below, go inside the recording studio with the cast performing 'Belmont Avenue'! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS at Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Everyman Theatre presents the Baltimore/DC Premiere of Los Otros, a timely new reworking of the musical from Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa (music) and Ellen Fitzhugh (book and lyrics). Los Otros opens tonight, March 22, for a run through April 23, 2017. Watch highlights from the show in the trailer below! (more...)

New Musical THE SUPERHERO Will Fly to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The world premiere of a brand-new, one-man musical will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. (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...)

VIDEO: First Footage Released of THE WILD PARTY at The Other Palace
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

First footage is released today of Michael John LaChiusa's The Wild Party, which plays until Saturday 1 April at The Other Palace. (more...)

La Chiusa & Fitzhugh's LOS OTROS Sets Special Events for Spring Run at Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

As previously announced, Everyman Theatre presents the Baltimore/DC Premiere of Los Otros, a timely new reworking of the musical from Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa (music) and Ellen Fitzhugh (book and lyrics). Los Otros is currently in rehearsal and runs from March 22 through April 23, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

New Musical THE SUPERHERO Will Fly to Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

The world premiere of a brand-new, one-man musical will be the first musical to be performed in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. (more...)

VIDEO: Michael Rouse Sings 'You Got Me' from SUPERHERO at Southwark; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Michael Rouse stars in the world premiere of the one-man musical, SUPERHERO, which is the first musical to play in Southwark Playhouse's Little space. Below, watch Rouse sing 'You Got Me' from the show! (more...)

Danni Smith to Star in FUN HOME at Victory Gardens; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Victory Gardens Theater begins its 43rd season with Fun Home, with music written by Jeanine Tesori, book and lyrics written by Lisa Kron and directed by Gary Griffin. (more...)

London Transfer of YANK! Finds Full Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Full casting is announced for YANK! which transfers to the Charing Cross Theatre in the summer for a seven week season from Monday 3 July - Saturday 19 August 2017. The UK spring premiere of the musical production at Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester received extensive critical acclaim. (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott, Mary Testa Join Jason Alexander in John Patrick Shanley's THE PORTUGUESE KID at MTC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2017

Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) are pleased to announce additional casting for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The Portuguese Kid, a new play written and directed by Tony, Pulitzer Prize, and Academy Award winner John Patrick Shanley, appearing as part of MTC's upcoming 2017-2018 season. (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...)

Alan Schmuckler, Amanda Yesnowitz and Christian Duhamel Win the 2018 Kleban Prize
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2018

The Kleban Foundation just announced the recipients of the 28th Annual Kleban Prize for Musical Theatre. Adjudication in the 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre lyricist category resulted in a tiebetween Alan Schmuckler and Amanda Yesnowitz, andthe 2018 Kleban Prize for the most promising musical theatre librettist has been awarded to Christian Duhamel. The 2018 prizes will be presented on Monday, February 5, 2018, in a private ceremony (by invitation only) hosted by ASCAP and BMI at ASCAP. (more...)

MasterVoices presents OUR AMERICA This March at The Cooper Union
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2018

MasterVoices presents Our America a unique program taking audiences on a journey through the contributions immigrants have made to the tapestry of American music on Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. at the Great Hall at The Cooper Union. Conceived by MasterVoices Artistic Director Ted Sperling, the program spans multiple genres and centuries, ranging from arrangements of the spirituals Gospel Train, Wayfaring Stranger, I've Been in the Storm So Long, and Ain't That Good News ; Irving Berlin's Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor, and Let Me Sing and I'm Happy, ; selections by Victor Herbert, Kurt Weill, Leonard Bernstein, and Gershwin; and new works by Jerusalem native and BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop member Daniel Rein and award-winning Chinese American composer Randall Eng. (more...)

BWW Interview: Marc Kudisch Talks BILLIONS, Changing Landscape of Theatre and Television
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 26, 2017

Anyone familiar with the career of three-time Tony-nominee Marc Kudisch knows two things about him; 1) he is one of the most talented stage actors of his generation, and 2) he is as passionate as he is talented. Despite more than two decades of success on the New York stage, including 13 Broadway and seven Off-Broadway shows, countless readings, benefits, and concerts, and additional regional productions, the actor has been popping up on television much more frequently recently. Partly by choice, and partly because of the evolving landscapes of theatre and television, Kudisch has consciously made on-screen roles more a part of his plan in recent years, in fact, he begins an explosive Season 2 arc on Showtime's BILLIONS tonight as the new Axe Capital corporate therapist, Dr. Gus. BILLIONS airs on Sundays at 10p/9c. (more...)

Segerstrom Center to Celebrate Leonard Bernstein
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2017

C elebrated as one of the most inf l uential musicians and composers of the 20th century, Leonard Bernstein ushered in an era of m ajor cultural transition. He led the way in advocating an open attitude about what constituted good music, actively bridging the gap between classical music, B r oadway musicals, jazz and rock, and he seized new media for its potential to reach diverse communities of listeners, young and old. Longtime conductor of the New York Philharmonic, renowned composer of works for the concert hall and Broadway stage, glamoro us television personality, virtuosic pianist and committed educator, Bernstein was an extravagantly gifted musician with a common touch. He maintained a life - long focus on advocating for social justice, notably civil rights at home and peace around the wor ld. To celebrate the maestro's 100th birthday, Segerstrom Center is pleased to present a tribute to the musical theater masterpieces Bernstein created while honoring the scope and reach of his genius. (more...)

Arnie Burton and Mary Testa Receive Joe A. Callaway Award
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2017

Arnie Burton and Mary Testa have been selected to receive the 2017 Joe A. Callaway Award presented by the Actors' Equity Foundation. The award, honoring the best performance in a professional production of a classic play (one written prior to 1920) in the New York metropolitan area, will be presented at Actors' Equity Association's Eastern Regional Membership Meeting at 2 pm on Tuesday, January 9, 2018 at the Equity offices, 165 West 46th Street in New York. The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, President of the Foundation, and Joan Glazer, Managing Director. (more...)

Casting Announced For World Premiere of THE TOYBOY DIARIES at Hope Mill Theatre in Mancheseter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

The cast and creative team has been announced for the World Premiere of The ToyBoy Diaries, the new British musical that is to be the first production staged in 2018 at the critically-acclaimed Hope Mill Theatre in Manchester. (more...)

Lesli Margherita Returns To Bucks County Playhouse With One-Woman Show
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2017

Olivier Award winner and Broadway star Lesli Margherita (Matilda, Dames at Sea, Zorro), Adelaide from Bucks County Playhouse's blockbuster production of Guys and Dolls, returns to New Hope with a brand-new concert, This Broad's Way, Saturday, January 20 at 8:00 p.m. Margherita is appearing at the Playhouse as part of the Winter Visiting Artists Series. (more...)

Allan Corduner, Jordan Donica & Linda Mugleston Join MY FAIR LADY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andr Bishop) has announced that Allan Corduner will play Colonel Pickering, Jordan Donica will play Freddy Eynsford-Hill, and Linda Mugleston will play Mrs. Pearce, in its upcoming production of Lerner & Loewe's MY FAIR LADY, directed by Bartlett Sher. They join Lauren Ambrose (as Eliza Doolittle), Harry Hadden-Paton (as Henry Higgins), Norbert Leo Butz (as Alfred P. Doolittle), and Diana Rigg (as Mrs. Higgins) to head the cast of 37 in this new production of the most beloved musical of all time, beginning performances Thursday, March 15 and opening on Thursday, April 19 at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

La Mirada Theatre to 'Willkommen' Kander & Ebb's CABARET This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

La Mirada Theatre for the Performing Arts & McCoy Rigby Entertainment present the third show of its 2017-2018 season (and the 40th anniversary of the iconic theatre) with CABARET, book by Joe Masteroff (based on the play by John Van Druten and stories by Christopher Isherwood), music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb with musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Larry Carpenter. (more...)

New York Premiere! Sarah Rothenberg's 'A Proust Sonata' at FIAF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2017

The French Institute Alliance Fran aise (FIAF), New York's premiere French cultural center, and Da Camera of Houston Productions present the New York Premiere of A Proust Sonata, Wednesday through Friday, January 10 12 at 7:30pm in FIAF's Florence Gould Hall. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Phillipa Soo, and Elizabeth Stanley-Led OF THEE I SING Headlines MasterVoices' 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017

MasterVoices - dedicated to the art of musical storytelling and celebrating the power of the human voice - announces its 2017-18 season. (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for Michael John LaChiusa's LOS OTROS at Everyman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Everyman Theatre presents the Baltimore/DC Premiere of Los Otros, a timely new reworking of the musical from Tony Award nominees Michael John LaChiusa (music) and Ellen Fitzhugh (book and lyrics). Los Otros opened March 22 for a run through April 23, 2017. Check out a new trailer for the show below! (more...)

WAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

Maxim Gorky's THE LAST ONES to Make UK Debut at Jermyn Street Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Jermyn Street Theatre in collaboration with Upstart presents the UK premiere of MAXIM GORKY'S THE LAST ONES, translated by CATHY PORTER and directed by ANTHONY BIGGS. (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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