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by Katherine Lee - Feb 19, 2020
Frozen has welcomed a trio of new stars to the company beginning last night, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. McKenzie Kurtz makes her Broadway debut starring as Anna, Ciara RenÃ©e (Pippin, Big Fish, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) stars as Elsa, and Ryan McCartan (Wicked; Heathers: The Musical; Disney Channel's 'Liv & Maddie') joins the cast as Hans.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
International City TheatreÂ opens its 35th anniversary season with a madcap musical salute to the swinging '40s. Written and created byÂ Roger BeanÂ (The Marvelous Wondrettes, Life Could Be A Dream), and with director/choreographerÂ Jamie TorcelliniÂ at the helm,Â The Andrews BrothersÂ opens onÂ Feb. 21Â at ICT's home in theÂ Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Performances will continue through March 8, with two low-priced previews set for Feb. 19 and Feb. 20.
Photos and Video: Get a First Look at FROZEN's New Cast Members; Plus Learn About the Changes Coming to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2020
As it approaches its second anniversary on Broadway, Frozen will welcome a trio of new stars joining the company tonight, Tuesday, February 18, 2020. McKenzie Kurtz makes her Broadway debut starring as Anna, Ciara RenÃ©e (Pippin, Big Fish, The Hunchback of Notre Dame) stars as Elsa, and Ryan McCartan (Wicked; Heathers: The Musical; Disney Channel's âLiv & Maddieâ) joins the cast as Hans, replacing Patti Murin, Caissie Levy, and Joe Carroll, respectively.
Photo Flash: Take a Look at Rehearsal Photos of the BTC Gala And Alumni Show THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE HOME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 31, 2019
Broadway Training Center of Westchester's 2020 Winter Gala could not be more aptly named. Drawing inspiration from one of cinema's most iconic musical fantasies, artistic directors Jason Brantman and Fiona Santos have titled the Jan. 4 fundraiser âThere's No Place Like Home.âÂ
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2019
On September 11, Alan MenkenÂ joined the Kennedy Center's festivities as a part of the 16Â-day Opening Festival forÂ The REACH. The legendary composer's music was celebrated in a free concert on the festival's mainstage by Tony AwardÂ nomineeÂ Megan HiltyÂ (Smash, the Kennedy Center'sÂ Little Shop of Horrors),Â Adam JacobsÂ (Aladdin,Â The Lion King), Tony AwardÂ nomineeÂ Norm LewisÂ (The Little Mermaid, the Kennedy Center'sÂ The Music Man), Tony AwardÂ winnerÂ Patina MillerÂ (Sister Act,Â Pippin), theÂ National Symphony Orchestra, andÂ Principal Pops Conductor Steven Reineke.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2019
This Monday, July 17th, Feinstein's/54 Below celebrated Broadway's best group numbers and ensemble moments!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2019
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, has released the first pictures of the new London cast headed by Nikki Bentley (Elphaba), Helen Woolf (Glinda), Alistair Brammer (Fiyero), Kim Ismay (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Simeon Truby (Doctor Dillamond), Natasha Ferguson* (Nessarose) and Idriss Kargbo (Boq).
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2019
San Diego Junior Theatre, the nation's longest-running youth theatre program, is proud to share two fantastic summer shows with the community. Both Pippi Longstocking and The Hunchback of Notre Dame showcase San Diego performers, musicians and technicians all ranging in age from 8 to 18.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2019
Twenty-six delectable dancers launched the 2019 Broadway Bares season with theatre-inspired moves and a record-shattering fundraising total at this year's tantalizingly theatrical Broadway Bares Fire Island on June 1, 2019.
Photo Flash: Casts of FROZEN, ALADDIN & THE LION KING Unite to Celebrate Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2019
During Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM), Disney on Broadway is putting the spotlight on the Asian American and Pacific Islander cast members of its hit musicals THE LION KING, ALADDIN, and FROZEN.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2019
Transport Group just presented its annual A Toast to the Artist gala, honoring Tony Award-winning orchestrator Michael Starboin and composer Carmel Dean with the Transporting American Theatre Award.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2019
SH-BOOM! Meet fledgling doo-wop singing group Denny and the Dreamers as they prepare to enter the Big Whopper Radio contest and realize their dreams of making it to the big time,International City TheatreÂ opens its 34th season with the delightful, award-winning jukebox musicalÂ Life Could Be A Dream, written and created byÂ Roger Bean. Directed byÂ Jamie TorcelliniÂ and with musical direction byÂ Bill Wolfe,performances take placeÂ Feb. 22Â throughÂ March 10Â at ICT's home in theÂ Long Beach Performing Arts Center. Two low-priced previews are set for Feb. 20 and Feb. 21.
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2019
BroadwayWorld has a first look at TheÂ 5th Avenue Theatre's new production of Rock of Ages. Rock of Ages is the '80s rock ballad blast that features the music of Styx,Â Joan Jett, Twisted Sister, and more. With Mickey Thomas as lead vocalist, Starship produced hits including 'We Built This City' (which appears in the production), 'Nothing's Gonna Stop Us Now,' and 'Sara.'
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2019
WICKED, the West End and Broadway musical sensation that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is already the thirteenth longest running show in West End history and currently booking for all performances until 30 November 2019 at London's Apollo Victoria Theatre, where it continues an open-ended run. Get a first look at Sophie Evans and Alice Fearn, the show's current Glinda and Elphaba, below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2019
Last night (Friday, January 11, 2019) Disney Theatrical Productions hosted 'Disney Theatrical at 25: The Stars Align' at BroadwayCon in Manhattan. The lively panel was made up of some of the stars who created these indelible shows and characters in their original productions. Moderated by Disney Theatrical Productions head Thomas Schumacher, the panel was a fascinating and hilarious discussion filled with behind-the-scenes stories. Panelists included Christian Borle (TonyÂ®-winning Black Stache in Peter and the Starcatcher), Ashley Brown(title role in Mary Poppins), Merle Dandridge (Kala in Tarzan), Susan Egan (Belle in Beauty and the Beast), James Monroe Iglehart(Tony-winning Genie in Aladdin), and Patti Murin (Anna in Frozen).
by BWW News Desk - Nov 12, 2018
Let the bells peal!Â Ring in the holidays with a classic tale.Â Long Island's newest theatrical venueÂ The Argyle TheatreÂ (Mark and Dylan Perlman, Managing Partners; Evan Pappas, Artistic Director) presents the musicalÂ The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel byÂ Victor HugoÂ and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music byÂ Alan Menken, lyrics byÂ Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell.Â Performances began November 8, 2018 for a limited engagement throughÂ Sunday, December 30, 2018Â atÂ The Argyle TheatreÂ (34 West Main Street, Babylon, Long Island).Â Â Â Opening Night isÂ TONIGHT,Â SaturdayÂ evening, November 10, 2018 at 8:00PM.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 11, 2018
Let the bells peal! Ring in the holidays with a classic tale. The Argyle Theatre presents the musical The Hunchback of Notre Dame, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and songs from the Disney film originally developed by Disney Theatrical Productions, with music by Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz, and book by Peter Parnell. The show officially opened on November 10, and BroadwayWorld was there. Check out the photos below!
by Roy Berko - Nov 3, 2018
When one thinks of Stephen Schwartz, the lyricist and composer of theater titles 'Godspell,' 'Pippin,' and 'Wicked,' or the films 'Pocahontas,' 'The Hunchback of Notre Dame,' and 'Enchanted' come to mind. How about 'Children of Eden'? Probably not.
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Oct 30, 2018
Stephen DeAngelis presented BROADWAY FRIGHT NIGHT, a celebration of songs from musicals with Supernatural, Horror and Sci-Fi themes, on Monday, October 29th at Green Room 42, Green Fig.