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Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our BroadwayWorld 6/29 - SWEENEY TODD, THE COLOR PURPLE, WEST SIDE STORY, and More!
by BWW Special - Jun 29, 2018

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature SWEENEY TODD, THE COLOR PURPLE, WEST SIDE STORY, and More! (more...)

VIDEO: Preview WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie With Marc Koeck
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

OKLAHOMA! Starring Hugh Jackman Makes Cinema Debut In NH At Jaffrey's River St Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2018

London's National Theatre production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's musical OKLAHOMA! makes its exclusive New Hampshire debut at the Park Theatre's River Street Theatre in Jaffrey on July 7 and 8. The film of the multi-award-winning Royal National Theatre production features the famed actor, singer and producer Hugh Jackman and Maureen Lipman. Directed by Trevor Nunn, artistic director of the Royal National Theatre and director of Cats, Starlight Express and Les Miserables and featuring new choreography by Susan Stroman (The Producers, Crazy For You, Showboat). Ms. Stroman won the Olivier Award for Best Choreography for OKLAHOMA!This production broke box-office records in London and was recognized by the Hammerstein estate as the definitive version of this immensely popular musical. The transition to screen was just as successful with the film winning an International Emmy award. (more...)

Review Roundup: Critics Weigh In On Guthrie Theater's Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) proudly announced the cast and creative team for the theater's summer musical, West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play through August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

Heather Headley, CINDERELLA, and More Join MOULIN ROUGE! in Emerson Colonial's Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

Ambassador Theatre Group (ATG) announces new entertainment offerings that will arrive at the newly refurbished Emerson Colonial Theatre this fall following this summer's world premiere pre-Broadway engagement of Moulin Rouge! The Musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Guthrie Theater Presents Major Revival Of WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Konversations with Keeme: A Chat with Paul Bogeav
by Konversations with Keeme - Jun 26, 2018

This episode features: Paul Bogeav- a music director-producer, arranger and composer. He supervised and conducted the music for the Academy Award winning film CHICAGO and was Executive Producer of its GRAMMY Award winning soundtrack.  (more...)

The Argyle Theatre Announces The Cast And Creative Team For HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Long Island's newest theatrical venue The Argyle Theatre (Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) presents the Tony Award winning hit Broadway musical Hairspray with book by Marc O'Donnell and Thomas Meehan, music by Marc Shaiman, and lyrics by Scott Wittman and Marc Shaiman at The Argyle Theatre (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).  Performances are set to begin Thursday, July 12, 2018 for a limited run through Sunday, August 26, 2018.  (more...)

Frankie Grande Joins TITANIQUE Parody
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2018

Actor, singer and television personality FRANKIE J. GRANDE will join the cast of TITANIQUE - a musical parody of the 1997 hit film Titanic, featuring the songs of pop icon Celine Dion - in the role of "Victor Garber" for its New York engagement this summer at The Green Room 42. (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...)

BWW Interview: Oh, What a Beautiful Feeling: Stephen Mark Lukas and Taylor Quick in Ogunquit's OKLAHOMA
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Jun 25, 2018

'There is something so simple, so wholesome about the story and the characters. When Curly made his entrance on opening night at the St. James Theatre in 1943 and sang 'Oh, what a beautiful morning,' the whole audience took a huge sigh of relief. There in the midst of war was a breath of optimism and that beautiful music.' And, indeed, when the speaker, actor Stephen Mark Lukas makes the same entrance seventy-five years later on the stage of the Ogunquit Playhouse in the company's new production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's classic Oklahoma, the entire audience reacts in exactly same way. With a smile as expansive as the territory and a voice as luminous as the bright morning about which he sings, Lukas establishes immediate affection and rapport for the character of Curly, as does his co-star, the lovely, radiant Taylor Quick. (more...)

BWW Review: SOUTH PACIFIC at Theatre In The Park
by Alan Portner - Jun 24, 2018

'South Pacific' at the huge 'Theatre In The Park' outdoor amphitheater is a super community theater rendition of the Rogers and Hammerstein 1949 ground-breaking classic.   The scene is a tiny island on the stepping stone chain of Polynesian Islands being retaken by the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps following the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941. (more...)

Photo Flash: Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center Host SOME ENCHANTED EVENING Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018, with Jane Lynch as emcee.  The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. And due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this was the final gala to be held there. (more...)

SummerStage at Leonia Presents WEST SIDE STORY, 7/18-8/5
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2018

This July and August, Bergen County audiences will be transported back 60 years to the graffiti-filled streets of NYC's Upper West Side, as SummerStage at Leonia presents one of the greatest musicals ever produced, WEST SIDE STORY, at the Civil War Drill Hall Theater in Leonia. (more...)

BWW Review: Anika Noni Rose is Captivating , But John Doyle Heavily Edits Oscar Hammerstein's CARMEN JONES
by Michael Dale - Jul 7, 2018

This is not shaping up to be a good year for Oscar Hammerstein II, American musical theatre's most important writer, who spent the first half of the 20th Century not only making significant strides to convert the genre from loosely assembled entertainments into respected and influential pieces of dramatic art, but was also a leading voice in promoting progressive values through his books and lyrics for such musicals as SHOW BOAT, South Pacific and THE KING AND I. (more...)


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Alex Boniello, David Cook, & More Stars Set For BROADWAY SINGS ALANIS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will continue on August 20 at 8pm, honoring singer-songwriter Alanis Morissette with a cast of Broadway stars including Alex Boniello (Dear Evan Hansen), Lauren Patten (Fun Home), Ben Thompson (Waitress), and American Idol Season 7 winner David Cook (Kinky Boots). The one-night-only concert will feature completely new arrangements of the hits of the iconic multi-instrumentalist, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations of her music. (more...)

Jenny Wiley Music Theatre To Celebrate Alumni Reunion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2018

The Jenny Wiley Alumni Association and Jenny Wiley Theatre is hosting an Alumni Reunion of the Jenny Wiley Theater in Prestonsburg, KY. (more...)

Ravinia Announces Casting For Leonard Bernstein's MASS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Ravinia Festival has announced casting for its July 28 production of Leonard Bernstein'sMass. Conductor Marin Alsop has resurrected this overlooked work with performances around the world. This production reunites her with director Kevin Newbury (who recently won raves for directing the opera Fellow Travelers and the spectaculars as New York's Park Avenue Armory) after earning a Grammy nomination for their recording of Mass, which the New York Times praised as 'one of the best events of the year.' (more...)

Ramin Karimloo, Christine Allado, and More Record Webborn And Finn's British Musical THE CLOCKMAKER'S DAUGHTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

Acclaimed new British musical The Clockmaker's Daughter premiered in London in 2015 and has, to date, been nominated for 11 awards. (more...)

John W. Engeman Theater Presents NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2018

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for NEWSIES. Performances begin on Thursday, July 19 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

VIDEO: Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly Perform Rodgers and Hammerstein With the Mormon Tabernacle Choir
by Stage Tube - Jul 22, 2018

Last night, July 21, Matthew Morrison and Laura Michelle Kelly performed a concert with the Mormon Tabernacle Choir in honor of Pioneer Day. The pair, who co-starred together in Finding Neverland on Broadway, sang a repertoire of Rodgers and Hammerstein's music. (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...)

Meet the Cast of PRETTY WOMAN- Now in Previews!
by Julie Musbach - Jul 20, 2018

Pretty Woman begins previews today, get to know the cast below! (more...)

THE FLYBOYS to perform at The Gilded Balloon Rose Theatre, Edinburgh, August 1-24
by Robert Gould - Jul 20, 2018

The acclaimed male vocal group The Flyboys will make their Edinburgh Fringe debut this year when they perform their fusion act of vintage and modern music in four part harmony nightly at the Gilded Balloon's Rose Theatre (Main Theatre) from August 1 to August 24 at 10.30pm. The Flyboys brand of swing re-imagined has been described as "if Sinatra formed a band with Bruno Mars" or "a night where Pharrell Williams croons with Judy Garland, Ricky Martin scats with Cab Calloway and Maroon 5 groove with Ella Fitzgerald." (more...)

Original Musical BETWEEN THE SEA AND SKY From Australian Composer Luke Byrne Will Make Off-Broadway Debut At NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

 Australian playwright and composer Luke Byrneis excited to announce his original new musical Between the Sea and Sky will make its Off-Broadway debut later this summer as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's (NYMF) Next Link Project. Featuring an original book, music & lyrics by Mr. Byrne, Between the Sea and Skywill play a 5-performance run at The Acorn Theatre at Theatre Row beginning July 31, 2018. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Kelli O'Hara and Ken Watanabe in Action in West End's THE KING AND I
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

The multi Tony Award-winning production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's The King and I will transfer from Broadway to London this month following a critically acclaimed 16 month run at New York's Lincoln Center Theater and an unprecedented continuing record-breaking sold out USA tour. (more...)

VIDEO: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY At The Guthrie
by Stage Tube - Jul 2, 2018

The Guthrie Theater presents West Side Story. Directed by Haj, this major revival of a timeless classic will play June 16 - August 26, 2018, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage. Single tickets for West Side Story start at $15 for preview performances (June 16-21) and are on sale now through the Box Office at 612.377.2224, 877.44.STAGE (toll-free), 612.225.6244 (group sales) and online at guthrietheater.org. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Makes Debut at the Wallis This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

???????A Little New Music brings its entertaining showcase of emerging musical theatre talents to The Sorting Room's 2018 Summer Sessions at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts.  A Little New Music's audiences will discover brand new musical theatre songs firsthand before they land on Broadway or beyond. (more...)

Le Gateau Chocolat Returns to Edinburgh Fringe with ICONS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

???????Internationally celebrated cabaret sensation Le Gateau Chocolat makes a dazzling return to the Fringe this year with a show that seamlessly weaves from Whitney to Pavarotti, investigating his own objects of worship through the songs and music of his personal icons. Walking the tightrope between his public and private personas, Le Gateau Chocolat explores relationships with our icons from Kate Bush to Bjork, from Madonna to Meatloaf - the people, the moments, the books, the relationships that have come to shape us, or the ideal we aspire to. (more...)

Head to the Highlands with Pittsburgh CLO's BRIGADOON Opening July 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO is proud to bring Lerner and Loewe's BRIGADOON from the Scottish Highlands to the Benedum Center stage July 17 - 22. As part of its ongoing mission to celebrate musical theater, Pittsburgh CLO often revives classics, thus introducing new audiences to the masterpieces of Broadway's golden age. (more...)

Berkshire Theatre Group Presents Robert Sherwood's THE PETRIFIED FOREST
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2018

Four-time Pulitzer Prize-winner Robert E. Sherwood's The Petrified Forestbegins performances, Thursday, August 2 at 7pm, The Fitzpatrick Main Stage (83 East Main Street) in Stockbridge, MA. Opening night is Saturday, August 4 at 8pm. Directed by Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winner David Auburn (Proof), The Petrified Forest features: David Adkins (Homeland BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Alan Squier; Joel Austin(Brilliant Traces) as Lineman 2/Legion Commander; Lauren Baez (West Side Story) as Paula;Rebecca Brooksher (Dying City BTG: Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, Anna Christie) as Gabby Maple;Joey Collins (The Glass Menagerie BTG: At Home at the Zoo, The Homecoming) as Ruby;Sean Cullen (Michael Clayton, South Pacific) as Jason Maple; Jeremy Davidson (Army Wives, Brothers and Sisters BTG: Quills; Wilder, Wilder, Wilder) as Duke Mantee; Tre' Alexander Dukes (The Piano Lesson) as Pyles; Jennifer Van Dyck (Hedda Gabler BTG:Coastal Disturbances, The Stillborn Lover) as Mrs. Chisholm; Shawn Fagan (Henry IV Part One) as Boze Hertzlinger; Walter Hudson (The Pirates of Penzance BTG: Arsenic and Old Lace, Sylvia) as Mr. Chisholm; John Thomas Waite (Amadeus) as Gramp Maple and Devin White (Last Days of Judas Iscariot) as Jackie. This production is sponsored by Greylock Federal Credit Union, Greylock Insurance Agency, Red Lion Inn, Massachusetts Cultural Council and The Shubert Foundation. (more...)

Harry Connick, Jr. Announces Show At The London Palladium
by TV News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

GRAMMY and Emmy Award winner Harry Connick, Jr., today announces a U.K. show at the iconic London Palladium. Hailed for his live and recorded musical performances, the Tony nominated Broadway male lead brings 'A New Orleans Tricentennial Celebration' tour to the capital on 10 October 2018. Tickets go on sale on 20 July 2018 at 9am at LiveNation.co.uk.  (more...)

M&M American Dance Theatre's Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson Present BROADWAY LOVE SONGS, DANCES & BACKSTAGE STORIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Renowned husband and wife song and dance team Michael Kessler & Melinda Jackson, founders of M&M American Dance Theatre and affectionally known as M&M, with their music director and Las Vegas's favorite composer Keith Thompson, and a group of talented pre-professional competition winners from Las Vegas's Innovation Youth Dance Company, will present "Broadway Love Songs, Dances & Backstage Stories," an intimate musical journey through a life lived of song and dance on Friday, Oct. 19, at 7:30 p.m. at the Windmill Library Theatre (more...)

North Shore Music Theatre Presents The Smash Hit MAMMA MIA! For An Extended Run
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2018

Audiences will be dancing in the aisles when Bill Hanney's award-winning North Shore Music Theatre (NSMT) presents their original in-the-round production of the worldwide musical phenomenon, MAMMA MIA! for an extended 4 week run. Performances of MAMMA MIA! begins on Tuesday, August 7 and playing through Sunday, September 2, 2018. (more...)

DCPA Theatre Company Announces Full Cast And Creative Team For OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) is proud to announce full casting and creative team for the Theater Company's production of Oklahoma! The 75th Anniversary Denver production will be directed by Artistic Director Chris Coleman in his DCPA directorial debut. (more...)

Delaware Theatre Co Announces 40th Season Including Chilina Kennedy Led A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2018

Delaware Theatre Company celebrates 40 years of theatre making and announces their 2018/2019 season, including a Broadway-bound musical and two premieres. (more...)

Resorts World Manila's ANG HULING EL BIMBO Premieres This Friday, 7/20
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 16, 2018

Resorts World Manila (RWM), together with Full House Theater Company Inc. and Ultimate Shows Inc., premieres its ninth musical theater production, ANG HULING EL BIMBO, featuring over 20 songs by the iconic Original Pilipino Music (OPM) rock band Eraserheads, this Friday, July 20, at Newport Performing Arts Theater (L2 Newport Mall, Newport Blvd., Pasay City). (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 15
by Audition Roundup - Jul 15, 2018

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 15, 2018 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

NewArts and The 1214 Foundation Present Disney's NEWSIES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2018

NewArts presents Newsies, the Tony Award-winning Broadway phenomenon, August 3 -12 at Masuk High School in Monroe, CT. The musical is based on the historical newsboy strike of 1899 that shook the ivory towers of William Randolph Hearst and Joseph Pulitzer. The history lesson leaps onto the stage with soul-stirring music, amazing heart, and stunning choreography and stars over 120 area youth onstage, backstage and in the orchestra. (more...)

BWW Review: AUDRA McDONALD with the Minnesota Orchestra
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jul 14, 2018

Audra McDonald is a busy, working mother of four who also happens to have six Tonys among her many awards and still finds time to support social causes that mean a lot to her, as well as bringing her activism into her set list in ways both overt and subtle. She played a one-night concert with the Minnesota Orchestra on July 13, 2018. But if you missed it, read on for how you can experience it, too. (more...)

Full Cast Announced For Sheffield Theatres' Christmas Musical KISS ME, KATE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2018

Artistic Director of Sheffield Theatres, Robert Hastie, today announces the full cast for Paul Foster's major revival of Kiss Me, Kate. Foster directs Delroy Atkinson (Gangster 1), Edward Baker-Duly (Fred), Cindy Belliot (Hattie), John Conroy (Baptista), Dafydd Emyr (Harrison Howell), Dex Lee (Bill), Rebecca Lock (Lilli), Ross McLaren (Gremio), Joel Montague (Gangster 2), Adam Rhys-Charles (Hortensio), Amy Ellen Richardson (Lois), Matthew Whennell-Clark (Ralph) and Layton Williams (Paul), with Jessica Buckby, Ronan Burns, Louis Gaunt, Ruby Greenwood, Tash Holway (also Assistant Choreographer and Dance Captain), Jennifer Louise Jones, Bobbie Little, Emmanuele N'Zuzi, Simon Oskarsson and Clancy Ryan. The production opens on 12 December, with previews from 7 December, and runs until 12 January 2019. (more...)

BROADWAY CELEBRATES NEW MUSICAL THEATRE at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2018

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' on Friday, July 20, 2018, at 11:30 pm. The show features Aaron Alcaraz, Nicholas Barasch, Alana Cauthen, Grace Choi, Karl Josef Co, CJ Eldred, MaryJoanna Grisso, Cory Jeacoma, Noah Plomgren, and Brynn Williams. 'Broadway Celebrates New Musical Theatre' will bring to light the importance of new musical theatre writing and provide a platform for hopeful writers to work with a group of professionals to showcase their work in front of a larger audience. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bay Street Theatre's 27th Annual Gala
by Melissa Giordano - Jul 12, 2018

Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts held Some Enchanted Evening, the 27th Annual Summer Gala in Sag Harbor on the Long Wharf on July 7, 2018, with Jane Lynch as emcee. The event benefits Bay Street's educational and theatrical programs. The evening included special performances as well as a silent auction, cocktail party, live auction with celebrity auctioneer Richard Kind, dinner and dancing. And due to future restoration of the Long Wharf, this was the final gala to be held there. The theme this year was a Celebration of the Golden Age of Broadway. A star-filled concert kicked off the evening, with songs from the most beloved musicals including South Pacific, West Side Story, On The Town, Carousel, and more, written by the hilarious, award-winning playwright Jonathan Tolins (playwright of Buyer and Cellar and Bay Street's hit comedy The Forgotten Woman). Entertainment included Broadway star and East Hampton resident Howard McGillin (Mystery of Edwin Drood, Gigi, Bay Street's My Fair Lady and Grey Gardens) performing 'Some Enchanted Evening' and 'Something's Coming'; German and Australian star Sarah Bowden (Disney's Hunchback of Notre Dame, A Chorus Line at the Hollywood Bowl) and Cory Lingner performed 'Whatever Lolo Wants' with special thanks from Mary Callahan and Nicole Fosse from The Verdon Fosse Legacy; choreographer Joshua Bergasse who recreated his Tony nominated staging of 'New York, New York' from On the Town; and Robert Fairchild, former Principal Dancer New York City Ballet and starred in An American in Paris on Broadway performed 'Kansas City'; Phyre Hawkins performed 'Come Rain or Come Shine'; Nick Cearley and Wayne Alan Wilcox performed a medley from Guy and Dolls; Other performers include Bay Street Acting Apprentices Kara Arena, Lewis Elliott, Allison Gray, Meghan LeFlam, Anthony Sims and Phillip Young. The full company sang 'Climb Ev'ry Mountain.' Jane Lynch (two-time Emmy winning host of Hollywood Game Night and an Emmy and Golden Globe winner for her portrayal of Sue Sylvester on Glee) sang 'You'll Never Get Away From Me' with Richard Kind (Amazon's Red Oaks, The Producers, The Big Knife, Mad About You, Spin City, A Bug's Life, Cars, Inside Out, and Bay Street's productions including Enter Laughing, Romance, Travesties, and The Lady in Question). 'It was a wonderful evening and a great way to celebrate our last summer gala on the Long Wharf,' says Scott Schwartz, Bay Street Theater's Artistic Director. 'We will have a new location next year, but we had an amazing music-filled sunset party that supports Bay Street Theater.' 'The annual gala was a wonderful event and Bay Street's only fundraiser of the year,' says Executive Director Tracy Mitchell. 'Besides being a fun night in the theater and on the Wharf, the gala is the cornerstone of our fundraising efforts allowing us to support more than thirty other community organizations on the East End.' The evening's auction items included a week-long stay in St. Barth's for 4 at a luxury 2- bedroom WIMCO villa, complete with unparalleled concierge service, and roundtrip flights to the island from San Juan via private carrier Tradewind Aviation. Other items included an 8-day cruise on Viking Cruises for 2, a walk on role in EVITA with dinner for 8 guests at The American Hotel, and many, many more. This year, the Bay Street Theater honored Sag Harbor businesses as a thank you for supporting the Gala for the past 27 years, Bay Street Theater honored Bay Street Board Members Luigi Caiola and Erik Batt, who along with their spouses and families have been devoted supporters. Also attending the Gala among Broadway stars and performers were actor Steven Fales from the upcoming production of Confessions of a Mormon Boy(July 17-22), Lorna Luft,The cast of Frost/Nixon (running now through July 22) including Harris Yulin and Daniel Gerroll. This year's sponsors (list in progress) include: Peeko Oysters, Greenport Harbor Brewing Company, Bedell Wine, Clovis Point Winery, Tradewind Aviation, Channing Daughters Winery, Hamptons H2O Water, Simple Vodka, Sag Harbor Rum, Sag Harbor Florist, Land's End, Oban, Peconic Landing, Viking River Cruises, Searles Graphics, Sterling Affair, Bridgehampton National Bank, Corcoran Group, Hamptons Magazine, Dan's Papers, Purist, Beach Magazine, and WIMCO Villas. For more information about Bay Street Theater log on to baystreet.org or call the Box Office at 631-725-9500. Bay Street Theater & Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is a year-round, not-for-profit professional theater and community cultural center which endeavors to innovate, educate, and entertain a diverse community through the practice of the performing arts. We serve as a social and cultural gathering place, an educational resource, and a home for a community of artists. (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...)

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...)

Bay Street Theater's EVITA Now In Rehearsal
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????Bay Street Theater and Sag Harbor Center for the Arts is pleased to announce that rehearsals have begun for EVITA, a revival of the revolutionary musical with lyrics by Tim Rice and music by Andrew Lloyd Webber; directed by Will Pomerantz; and choreographed by Marcos Santana. The production will run from July 31 - August 26, 2018. Single tickets are on sale now. To purchase, call the Box Office at 631-725-9500 or purchase online at www.baystreet.org. (more...)

A LITTLE NEW MUSIC Debuts at The Sorting Room
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2018

???????A Little New Music will bring its entertaining showcase of emerging musical theatre talents to The Sorting Room's 2018 Summer Sessions at The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on Thursday, July 19 at 7:00 p.m.  A Little New Music's audiences will discover brand new musical theatre songs firsthand before they land on Broadway or beyond. (more...)

Original LGBTQ Musical SONATA 1962 To Star Five-Time NYMF Favorite Erin Leigh Peck
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Award-winning playwright Patricia Loughrey and composer Thomas Hodges announce that five-time NYMF alum Erin Leigh Peck (Motherfreakinghood, Grease! on Broadway) will step into the lead role of Margaret Evans in their original LGBTQ musical Sonata 1962.The production, which will make its Off-Broadway debut this August as part of the 2018 New York Musical Festival's Next Link Project, was originally slated to star Becca Ayers who has had to step out of the show due to booking a Broadway contract. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Opens AT Pittsburgh CLO 7/27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 10, 2018

Pittsburgh CLO will fill the Benedum Center with magic and wonder fit for all ages with Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, July 27 - August 5. Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST ran for a staggering 13 years and over 5,000 performances on Broadway. Now, Pittsburgh CLO brings this treasured story to life for a new generation, continuing the organization's commitment to providing young patrons the opportunity to enjoy live musical theater at home in Pittsburgh. Tickets are now available by phone at 412-456-6666, online at pittsburghCLO.org or by visiting the Box Office at Theater Square. Select half-price tickets for children 3-14 are sponsored by Giant Eagle, offering an affordable option for families to enjoy this timeless tale together. (more...)

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