Theatre Under The Stars to Serve Community Post-Harvey with AMERICAN IDIOT
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2017

As Houston's premiere non-profit musical theatre company, Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is dedicated to serving Houston through community engagement, arts education, and our commitment to artistic excellence by producing the highest quality musical theatre in Houston.   (more...)

BWW Review: LOLA at Skandiascenen Cirkus
by Annette Stolt - Sep 24, 2018

Tommy Korberg has now reach the age of 70 so he has a long career in Sweden as a singer as well as a musical artist. He's been playing in Les Miserable, My Fair Lady, Sound of Music to mention a few. He is probably most famous for originating Anatolij in Chess, both in the concert version as well as in the original cast on West End in London. He was also Anatolij in the Swedish version of Chess a few years later. Since then 'Anthem' is one of his key songs. (more...)

Marianne Elliott Talks Gender-Swapped COMPANY, Her Debates With Sondheim, and More
by Stephanie Wild - Sep 16, 2018

The upcoming production of Company in the West End features non-traditional casting in terms of gender. The protagonist, usually Bobby, a man afraid of marriage, is now Bobbie, a woman. The production's director, Marianne Elliott, chatted with The Guardian about the decisions made in the show, working with Sondheim, and more. (more...)

BWW NewsBreak: Five Minutes in Heaven with Superstar ANNA NETREBKO, the Met's Next Salome
by Richard Sasanow - Oct 30, 2018

The traffic in midtown Manhattan was its usual horror at lunchtime last Friday--and Anna Netrebko was stuck in it. She was on the way to Cipriani 42nd Street, across from Grand Central Station, where the Metropolitan Opera Guild was celebrating the soprano at its 84th Annual Luncheon. Despite her delayed arrival, the soprano made some time to talk to me about her voice, her roles and what lies ahead--and, by the way, to be absolutely charming and laugh prodigiously in between her serious discussions about her voice and career. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Jack Koenig
by Elliot Lanes - Oct 11, 2017

Today's subject Jack Koenig is currently living his theatre life onstage at Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) as part of the company of the double bill of The Lover and The Collection by Harold Pinter. The production runs through October 29th at STC's Lansburgh Theatre. (more...)

Valley Youth Theatre's 30th Anniversary Season Continues With A WINNIE-THE-POOH CHRISTMAS TAIL
by BWW News Desk - Nov 28, 2018

Valley Youth Theatre (VYT) opens their 23rd production of A Winnie-the-Pooh Christmas Tail, this Friday, November 30, at 7:30 pm, at Valley Youth Theatre.  In addition to opening night, public performances include Saturdays and Sundays, December 1, 2, 8, 9, 15, 16 and 23 at 12:30 pm and 3:00 pm, as well as three performances on Saturday, December 22, at 11:00 am, 1:30 pm and 4:00 pm. The theatre is located at 525 North First Street, in Downtown Phoenix, and ticket prices begin at $17, when purchased as part of a 4-show package. (more...)

Eugene Ballet to Bring Joy to Anchorage with THE NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2017

The Anchorage Concert Association starts the holiday season for thousands of Alaskans when the curtain goes up on their presentation The Nutcracker, featuring Eugene Ballet Company Thanksgiving weekend in the Atwood Concert Hall. (more...)

Eugene Ballet to Bring Joy to Anchorage with THE NUTCRACKER This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2017

The Anchorage Concert Association starts the holiday season for thousands of Alaskans when the curtain goes up on their presentation The Nutcracker, featuring Eugene Ballet Company Thanksgiving weekend in the Atwood Concert Hall. (more...)

NUTCRACKER Community Dress Rehearsal Shares Joy Of The Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2018

Anchorage Concert Association's annual presentation of The Nutcracker is a beloved holiday tradition for many Alaska families. Before the public performances begin Thanksgiving weekend, a special community dress rehearsal brings clients of more than 100 social service agencies together for a magical journey to the Land of the Sweets. (more...)

by Kyle Christopher West - Nov 14, 2017

Not only does actress Karen Ziemba have a career for the history books, but her work in 2017 alone has been jam-packed with credits most performers would trade their career for. Since making her Broadway debut in A CHORUS LINE in 1975, Ms. Ziemba has worked steadily on the stages of New York, starring in everything from CRAZY FOR YOU to CONTACT to CURTAINS. Now back on the road in IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, I caught up with the actress about her transition from song-and-dance starlet to larger-than-life character roles. (more...)

Nominations for the 2017 FREDDY Awards to be Announced this Thursday
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

This Thursday, FREDDY© Awards creator and host Shelley Brown will join co-host Ed Hanna of WFMZ to announce the nominations for the 15th edition of the awards show. The nominations will be announced during the live broadcast of the 69 News at Noon on WFMZ. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at College Of The Desert
by Stan Jenson - May 4, 2018

Who says lightning can't strike twice? Last summer, Palm Canyon Theatre staged In the Heights, the first Broadway smash hit by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton). Their houses were filled, their audiences thrilled, and young viewers arrived in droves to hear music that actually spoke to them. College of the Desert had a brainstorm and asked the same artistic team to re-stage the show as COD's spring musical, supplying them with a professional orchestra, the Valley's finest performing arts center, and professional stage technicians. The resulting new production of In the Heights, appearing this weekend only at The McCallum Theatre, is hands-down the most energetic and talented production I have ever seen a college deliver! It felt like a regional workshop of a production had been moved to Broadway, and the resulting production was a thrill! (more...)

24 Hours Left to Donate at Prizeo and Win the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

Prizeo, the online giving platform that democratizes giving at any income level, has partnered with the 71st Annual Tony Awards, to host a special sweepstakes that gives one lucky winner the chance at the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience. (more...)

Students Have Two Opportunities To Engage With The World Leading Teatro Alla Scala Ballet Company This November
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2018

Queensland Performing Arts Centre (QPAC) today released tickets for The Student Movement as part of its 2018 QPAC International Series program. (more...)

BWW Interview: UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN'S Vincent J. Cardinal Takes 2018 UM Musical Theatre Graduating Class to Audition in NYC
by Julie Yolles - May 10, 2018

Mother's Day could be extra-special this year for the moms of the University of Michigan Department of Musical Theatre (UMSMTD) 2018 graduating class.  Most likely, many of them will accompany their just-graduated seniors to New York City and celebrate Mother's Day on the Great White Way.  Then, on Monday, May 14, 19 of the 20 UMSMTD grads will be having their first professional auditions in their chosen career of theatre. (more...)

Additional Tickets Available Now for BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2019

Tickets are nearly sold out for Broadway Backwards, Broadway's annual gender-reversed celebration of the LGBTQ community, which returns this Monday, March 11, 2019. (more...)

BWW Interview: Nassim Soleimanpour Explores Language and Friendship With a New Actor Each Night in NASSIM
by Marika O'Hara - Mar 6, 2019

Nassim Soleimanpour is an Iranian playwright whose new play NASSIM is currently being presented by Barrow Street Theatricals at New York City Center Stage II. NASSIM has previously played to sold-out audiences across the globe and features a unique set-up of a new guest actor at each performance who has not read or rehearsed the play. Soleimanpour previously explored this concept in his play WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, which ran Off-Broadway for nine months in 2016. So far in its run, NASSIM has been performed by guest actors such as Michael Urie, Tatiana Maslany, Beth Malone, Ethan Slater, Kate Walsh and many more. Nassim Soleimanpour talked to BroadwayWorld about working with these amazing guest artists, how NASSIM differs from WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, and the difficult process that almost didn't allowed him to be in the country for the play's American premiere. (more...)

BWW Interview: Pam Mutty and Cast of LES MISÈRABLES at Crooker Auditorium
by Student Blogger: Samuel Laro - Mar 27, 2017

Do you hear the students sing? The Brunswick High School Players are presenting LES MISÈRABLES SCHOOL EDITION under the direction of Pam Mutti. (more...)

BWW Review: LA FORZA DEL DESTINO, Royal Opera House
by Flora Seymour - Mar 22, 2019

Not since a memorable La traviata in 2008 have superstars Anna Netrebko and Jonas Kaufmann appeared together at the Royal Opera House. Small wonder, then, that their pairing as fate-thwarted lovers Leonora and Don Alvaro in Verdi's sprawling tragedy La Forza del Destino sent the Royal Opera House booking system into meltdown, with tickets soon appearing on external sites for four-figure sums. No sooner had that excitement subsided than the usual rumours started circulating: one or other of the stars would pull out – both have form. And when Kaufmann failed to appear for The Dress Rehearsal the doom-mongers' chatter gained volume. (more...)

Small-Town Drama to Hit Stagecrafters in THE RED VELVET CAKE WAR
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

The characters are as believable as they are over-the-top in Stagecrafters' latest offering The Red Velvet Cake War by Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope, and Jamie Wooten, showing March 24-April 9, at the Baldwin Theatre in downtown Royal Oak. (more...)

BWW Interview: Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith On the JULIUS CAESAR NT Live Broadcast
by Marianka Swain - Mar 16, 2018

On 22 March, the Bridge Theatre's production of Julius Caesar - directed by Nicholas Hytner and starring Ben Whishaw, David Morrissey, David Calder and Michelle Fairley - will be broadcast via NT Live. Bunny Christie and Tony Grech-Smith discuss, respectively, designing the show and translating it to screen. (more...)

Guthrie Theater & Medtronic Host Fundraising Event for Puerto Rico Relief
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2018

The Guthrie Theater (Joseph Haj, artistic director) announced it has partnered with the Medtronic Foundation to host a one-night-only fundraising event to support hurricane relief efforts in Puerto Rico. (more...)

BWW Interview: Walking the Tightrope with Angela Meade in Bellini's IL PIRATA at Caramoor
by Richard Sasanow - Jul 7, 2017

Being an opera singer is a little like walking a tightrope without a net--no matter who you're singing with, you're out there on stage, alone, for the crowd to cheer but, also for everyone to hear each glitch or misstep in your singing. Soprano Angela Meade--who's starring as Imogene in Caramoor's concert performance of Bellini's IL PIRATA, a role debut, on July 8--not only did her first wire-walking with a major role but at a big house: the Metropolitan Opera. (more...)

Guest Blog: Passport to China Day 4
by Guest Blogger: Passport to Broadway - Jul 6, 2017

We've had a couple of challenging days, but we've also witnessed some breakthroughs among the cast. Acting is difficult, especially for students used to vocations in which there is one correct answer. It's easy to tell people they are singing the wrong notes; it's harder to tell them their intent isn't showing and expect them to fix it. It's also hard to remain alert and in character for nine hours on the eighth consecutive day of rehearsal. (more...)

BWW Interview: Cassie Beck - An Original HUMAN After All
by Gil Kaan - Jul 5, 2018

The U.S. tour of the multi-Tony Award-winning THE HUMANS completes its coast-to-coast trek landing at the Ahmanson Theatre, with the reunion of five of its original Broadway actors, including Reed Birney and Jayne Houdyshell reprising their Tony Award-winning roles of the patriarch and matriarch of the Blake clan. We had the opportune chance to chat with Cassie Beck, who originated the role of Aimee, the older sister in this loving, but dysfunctional Blake family, as they gather for a Thanksgiving meal at the new apartment of younger sis Brigid and her boyfriend Richard. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jill Paice Talks Upcoming Solo Show: DON'T QUIT YOUR DAYDREAM at Feinstein's 54 Below
by Anne Simendinger - Jul 17, 2018

Broadway, West End, and National Tour Veteran Jill Paice is adding yet another accomplishment to her long list of credits as she performs her first solo show, Don't Quit Your Daydream at Feinstein's 54 Below on August 13th at 7:00 PM! Amidst planning and prepping for her big night, she talks a bit about all things from how she got her start in theatre, to what to expect on August 13th in the interview below! (more...)

Enter Now to Win VIP Tickets to the RENT LIVE Dress Rehearsal in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2019

La vie boheme! A live presentation of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking, Tony Award-, GRAMMY Award-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical phenomenon Rent will air on FOX TV next January, starring Tinashe, Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, and Brennin Hunt. (more...)

by Annette Stolt - Jan 31, 2018

In 2014 the musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder won 4 Tony awards of which one was for the best musical. It won in contest with musicals like Aladdin and Beautiful - the Carol King Musical. As I seen both of them and really liked them. I had quite high expectations on 'Gentlemannen' as it is called in Swedish when I saw The Dress Rehearsal the 24th of January at Oscars Theatre in Stockholm. (more...)

RENT Sees Lowest Ratings For Any Live Musical on FOX in Early Ratings
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2019

Sunday's performance of RENT on FOX, the live musical that ended up being not-so-live, has drawn ratings at the lowest ratings of TV musicals that have aired in recent years, according to The Hollywood Reporter. (more...)

Go Behind The Scenes of RENT on FOX on BWW's Twitter Today!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2019

BroadwayWorld will be on side for The Dress Rehearsal of Fox's RENT, the live-musical event airing Sunday, January 27, at 8PM EST. Tune in to our Twitter for some behind the scenes teases throughout the day before The Dress Rehearsal gets underway! (more...)

BC/EFA's BROADWAY BACKWARDS Returns March 11, Jenn Colella to Host
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2019

Beloved show tunes will get a fresh perspective when Broadway Backwards returns with gender-reversed and star-studded twists on classic and modern favorites on Monday, March 11, 2019. (more...)

BWW Review: NOISES OFF at TRT is a Sidesplitting Comedy Wonderfully Performed
by Marina Kennedy - Jan 21, 2019

Hailed as one of the funniest shows of all time, 'Noises Off' is on stage at Two River Theater through Sunday, February 3. You'll laugh, laugh, and laugh some more at this truly timeless comedy. Directed by Sarna Lapine and featuring a marvelous cast, the production is an absolute pleasure. Whether you've seen it before or not, don't miss the hilarious rendition happening in Red Bank. (more...)

The Black Box Announces January Events
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2018

The comedy hit Noises Off highlights a full lineup of music and theatrical entertainment at THE BLACK BOX to kick off the New Year this January. A suburban hub for great music and the home of the Franklin Performing Arts Company, THE BLACK BOX is located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. (more...)

Enter Now to Win VIP Tickets to the RENT LIVE Dress Rehearsal in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019

La vie boheme! A live presentation of Jonathan Larson's groundbreaking, Tony Award-, GRAMMY Award-, and Pulitzer Prize-winning musical phenomenon Rent will air on FOX TV next January, starring Tinashe, Vanessa Hudgens, Jordan Fisher, and Brennin Hunt. (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS Will Return to the Al Hirschfeld Theatre on April 2
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2018

Broadway's best will again smash gender norms and celebrate love in all its forms as Broadway Backwards, the annual evening of gender-reversed performances of beloved showtunes, returns Monday, April 2, 2018. (more...)

FPAC Presents NOISES OFF at the Black Box
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2018

Franklin Performing Arts Company (FPAC) presents the hysterical farce, Noises Off, at THE BLACK BOX, FPAC's home and performance venue located at 15 West Central Street in downtown Franklin. Directed by Nick Paone, the comedy hit runs this weekend only, with performances on Friday, January 19 and Saturday, January 20 at 7:30 p.m. and on Sunday, January 21 at 2 p.m. (more...)

BROADWAY BACKWARDS to Feature Gavin Creel, Rachel Bay Jones, Andrew Rannells, and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019

Tony Award nominees and winners, iconic Broadway legends and beloved stars of stage and screen will come together to celebrate the LGBTQ community at this year's Broadway Backwards. (more...)

Darren Criss, Lea DeLaria, Alice Ripley, and More Join Lineup of BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2019

Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Darren Criss (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, TV's The Assassination of Gianni Versace: American Crime Story), Lea DeLaria (TV's Orange is the New Black), Tony Award winner Rosemary Harris (My Fair Lady), Tony nominee Christopher Jackson (Hamilton), Nicole Vanessa Ortiz (Smokey Joe's Cafe), Tony winner Alice Ripley (Next to Normal), Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof), Ana Villafañe (On Your Feet!) and Teal Wicks (The Cher Show) have been added to the star-studded lineup of Broadway Backwards, the annual celebration of show tunes, love and the LGBTQ community. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Andrea Martin, Lea Salonga, and More to Take the Stage at BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2018

Legendary Tony Award winners, a three-time Emmy Award nominee, an Oscar winner and an iconic Disney princess are among the stage and screen stars coming together for Broadway Backwards, the theatre community's annual gender-bending celebration of love and the LGBT community. (more...)

Youth Orchestra Los Angeles Alumni To Perform During NOBEL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2017

Three alumni of the LA Phil's Youth Orchestra Los Angeles (YOLA) program will perform in Stockholm, Sweden during Nobel Week, which features the 2017 Nobel Prize Concert with Gustavo Dudamel conducting the Royal Stockholm Philharmonic Orchestra. These YOLA alumni will join a new Orchestra of the Future, comprised of young musicians from El Sistema-inspired programs on five different continents. In cooperation with the Nobel Foundation and El Sistema Sweden, Gustavo Dudamel has created a Nobel Day of Music on December 8. (more...)

BWW Review: Dudamel's Baptism by Fire Turns in a Solid, Throbbing OTELLO at the Met
by Richard Sasanow - Dec 17, 2018

Talk about baptism by fire! That's what Gustavo Dudamel--that wunderkind of the classical conducting world--faced as he reached the podium of the Met for the first time Friday night. Not only was he conducting Verdi's great opera, OTELLO, but he was doing so with a last-minute substitute in the title role. The result: All went well with the Met's production of the masterwork. (more...)

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents NOISES OFF at the Firehouse Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2017

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre presents the Tony Award winning play Noises Off by Michael Frayn. Michael Frayn's Noises Off takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe's production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in The Dress Rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and of course flying sardines! (more...)

Guest Blog: Ciaran McConville On Rose Youth Theatre and HANSEL & GRETEL
by Guest Blog: Ciaran McConville - Dec 13, 2018

Rose Youth Theatre has grown exponentially. We now have 1,000 students across several different courses in hubs all over the borough. There's rarely a moment outside school hours when the Rose isn't full of children. (more...)

Pacific Coast Rep Announces NOISES OFF
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2017

Pacific Coast Repertory Theatre is proud to present the Tony Award winning play Noises Off by Michael Frayn. (more...)

Town of Sayreville, NJ Becomes Co-Producer on GETTIN' THE BAND BACK TOGETHER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2018

Gettin' The Band Back Together today announced that the town of Sayreville, NJ will join them as co-producers. "Our whole show is a love letter to New Jersey, and specifically to Sayreville where it takes place," said producer Ken Davenport. (more...)

BWW Review: Sutton Lee Seymour Is Your Camp Counselor (With Extra Camp) in CAMP KWEEN at the Laurie Beechman
by Troy Frisby - Aug 25, 2017

Welcome to CAMP KWEEN, where Sutton Lee Seymour is devoted to teaching the mystical art of drag. At the Laurie Beechman Theatre on August 11, the drag queen's methods were a little unconventional-just look at the list of scheduled activities, which include 'throwing shade' and 'water sports'-and, at times, perhaps a little haphazard. (more...)

Lauren Molina and Michele Ragusa Join Cast of THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE CONCERT!); Performance Added
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2018

Due to popular demand, The York Theatre Company announces the release of a limited number of tickets for The Dress Rehearsal of the special Spring Gala Celebration of the 15th anniversary of the Off-Broadway hit The Musical of Musicals (The Musical!). Joining the cast of eight is Lauren Molina who replaces the previously announced Alli Mauzey, and Michelle Ragusa. (more...)

Win the 'Ultimate Tony Awards Experience' with Prizeo Sweepstakes
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2017

Prizeo, the online giving platform that democratizes giving at any income level, announced today that they will partner with the 71st Annual Tony Awards, to host a special sweepstakes that will give one lucky winner the chance at the Ultimate Tony Awards Experience. (more...)

BWW Review: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Vocally Soars in Austin
by Emily perzan - Apr 24, 2017

Now playing at the Bass Concert Hall through April 30th, is the 1986 classic Phantom of the Opera. This Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, still running on Broadway as the longest running show in Broadway's history, has you humming as you leave the theater. Although many people criticize Andrew Lloyd Webber for his repetitive melodies, it is the magic of his music that will keep you singing a song or two and memorably reliving his orchestrations. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kevin Langan on Operatic Idols and Vocal Longevity
by Erica Miner - Apr 13, 2017

Langan has performed with such opera luminaries as Luciano Pavarotti, Placido Domingo and Marilyn Horne (more...)

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