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by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2019
Broadway Dreams partnered once again with Blumenthal Performing Arts on the return of their annual Summer Performing Arts Intensive, Saturday, July 27 through Sunday, August 4, 2019. Lead by an all-star roster of Broadway's brightest stars and industry professionals, Charlotte's rising stars participated in a week-long intensive focusing on acting, vocal performance, and dance.
by Shari Barrett - Jul 3, 2019
Triple-threat entertainer Ben Vereen's legendary performances transcend time and are woven into the fabric of this country's artistic legacy with his on stage, screen and television appearances continuing to inspire and influence artists of all ages. Vereen is currently continuing to tour the world with his one-man show STEPPIN' OUT WITH BEN VEREEN which has received rave reviews internationally. On July 19th and 20th, he is bringing the show to the Catalina Jazz Club and shared with me how much he is looking forward to entertaining his loyal fans in the Entertainment Capital of the World once again.
Photo Flash: Steven Eng, Michelle McGorty, And Harriet Slaughter Honored At Prospect Theater Company's 2019 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2019
Prospect Theater Company celebrated twenty years of bringing to life original musical theater works at their 2019 Gala at Manhattan Penthouse in New York on April 8.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2019
In January, Steep Ensemble Member Jonathan Berry returns to Steep to direct the world premiere of Ike Holter's Red Rex, the sixth play in Holter's seven-play "Rightlynd Saga" about Chicago. Since the 2012 production of his Hit the Wall, Holter's work has gained increasing national and international attention. In describing the "Rightlynd Saga," Chris Jones of the Chicago Tribune opined that it "might just be one of the most significant literary achievements in modern-day Chicago." Holter's play Rightlynd, part of the seven-play saga, is currently in production at Victory Gardens Theatre, and his Lottery Day, the final play in the saga, premieres in the Spring of 2019 at the Goodman Theatre. Director Jonathan Berry has been at the helm of many of Steep's most memorable shows, including the recent smash-hit production of Simon Stephens' Birdland.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2019
Earlier this month, six time Tony nominee Danny Burstein andÂ Christian Dante WhiteÂ assumed the role of Alfred P. Doolittle and Freddy Eynsford-Hill in Lerner & Loewe's My Fair Lady, directed by Bartlett Sher, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). Check out a first look at the duo in action below!
Photo Coverage: Inside the 10th Annual BROADWAY SALUTES, Hosted By Danny Burstein, With Performance by Nicolette Robinson
by Walter McBride - Nov 14, 2018
The Broadway League and The Coalition of Broadway Unions and Guilds (COBUG) presented the tenth annual Broadway Salutes ceremony on Tuesday, November 13, 2018 at Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th St).
by Valerie-Jean Miller - Aug 20, 2018
'Razzle Dazzle 'Em' is what Ben does, innately; it's in his blood, it's in his soul. 'Steppin' Out' signifies going beyond what you have achieved thus far. Ben Vereen is an Evolved Entity that shares his evolutional journey with us, delightedly so... on both sides!! This past Saturday evening, I had the great pleasure to see Ben Vereen perform at the Catalina Bar & Grill. When I first heard where he would be, I wondered why he chose a Jazz Club. Now I know why. Ben Vereen not only has decades of hit Broadway Shows, TV Series, Nightclub Acts, Awards and Accolades to his repertoire, but from that he has still kept his initial joy and exuberance in performing, yet taken his showmanship to another level.
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2018
Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music byÂ Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin,Â with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello. Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, May 22 through Thursday, May 24 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's Memphis (previews begin April 19) at Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street.
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2018
Porchlight Music Theatre concludes its fifth season of Chicago's "lost" musicals in staged concert series with Porchlight Revisits Do Re Mi, starring Porchlight Music Theatre's Artistic Director Michael Weber and Nancy Voigts, music by Jule Styne, lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green and book by Garson Kanin, with direction and choreography by Christopher Pazdernik and musical direction by David Fiorello.
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2018
When you can have whatever you want, whenever you want it, what do you ask for next? When you've pushed every boundary until there's nothing left to hold you in, how do you find your way back home?Â BirdlandÂ is a sexy, searing exploration of empathy and the impact of unchecked privilege by Olivier and Tony Award winner Simon Stephens.
BWW REVIEW: Hilarious, Crass And Incredibly Clever, THE BOOK OF MORMON Opens To Roars Of Laughter In Sydney
by Jade Kops - Mar 11, 2018
Trey Parker, Robert Lopez and Matt Stone's smash hit musical, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which challenges traditional musical theatre sensibilities as it sends up organised religion and western culture's ignorance and arrogance whilst holding a heart-warming message of care and compassion was met with roars of laughter from an eager audience.
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2018
Porchlight Music TheatreÂ announced thatÂ Lorenzo Rush JrÂ has replacedÂ James Earl Jones IIÂ inÂ Porchlight RevisitsÂ They're Playing Our Song,Â music byÂ Marvin Hamlisch, lyrics byÂ Carole Bayer SagerÂ and book byÂ Neil Simon,Â with direction and choreography byÂ Christopher CarterÂ and musical direction byÂ Andra Velis Simon.Â Porchlight RevisitsÂ They're Playing our SongÂ is presented for three-nights-onlyÂ Tuesday, March 6 through Thursday, March 8 at 7:15 p.m.Â and is performed on the set of Porchlight'sÂ Merrily We Roll AlongÂ (previews beginÂ January 26) atÂ Porchlight's new home, The Ruth Page Center for the Arts,Â 1016 N. Dearborn Street. Tickets forÂ They're Playing Our SongÂ are $35.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2017
Porchlight Music Theatre is proud to announce the first production in the fifth season of Chicago's lost musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Woman of the Year, starring Meghan Murphy and Brandon Dahlquist, music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb and book by Peter Stone, with direction by Porchlight's Artistic Director Michael Weber, choreography by Florence Walker Harris and musical direction by David Fiorello.
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2017
Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series tonight at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award winner Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad.
Photo Flash: PHANTOM OF THE OPERA Star Ali Ewoldt and Jonny Lee, Jr. Rehearse Jason Ma's GOLD MOUNTAIN
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2017
Prospect Theater Company launches its 2017-18 IGNITE Series on Saturday, October 21st at 8pm, with a concert of GOLD MOUNTAIN, with book, music, and lyrics by 2017 ASCAP Foundation Cole Porter Award winner Jason Ma. This original musical spins an epic love story, set against the backdrop of the 1860s construction of The Central Pacific Railroad.
by TV News Desk - Oct 6, 2017
Tony Award winner Michael Aronov guest stars on the next episode of NBC's THE BLACKLIST titled 'Miss Rebeccca Thrall.' The talented actor, who won this year's Tony Award for OSLO as Featured Actor in a Play, plays Smokey Putnam, an expert in the art and Science of logistics
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2017
'Appropriate,' the 2014 Obie Award winner for Best New American Play, is being staged at Westport Country Playhouse, now through September 2. The story of family secrets is written by Branden Jacobs-Jenkins, 2016 MacArthur Genius Grant Recipient, and directed by David Kennedy, Playhouse associate artistic director. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017
The Instigators follow up their acclaimed 2016 revival of Odets's Golden Boy with an immersive and intimate staging of Chekhov's THE SEAGULL. Lillian Meredith (Golden Boy) directs this imaginative, daring production using an agile and spirited adaptation of the text by Fergus Scully and Taylor Petracek, accompanied by a live soundscape that blends actor-created sound effects with original music composed by Sylvana Joyce. Performances run through June 18 at Access Theater. The production will be a precursor to a new indie film version of the play set to begin shooting in mid June with the same actors, incorporating elements of the live staging. Scroll down for a first look at the cast in action!
by Walter McBride - May 20, 2017
Members of the CW's RIVERDALE cast visited Broadways' BANDSTAND last night and BroadwayWorld was on hand to capture the moment. In attendance were starsÂ Casey Cott, KJ Apa, Marisol Nichols, Lili Reinhart, Madelaine Petsch and Camila Mendes.
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017
Porchlight Music TheatreÂ and Artistic DirectorÂ Michael WeberÂ are proud to announce the final production in the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series,Â Porchlight RevisitsÂ On a Clear Day You Can See Forever,Â music byÂ Burton Lane, book and lyrics byÂ Alan Jay LernerÂ and based on the bookÂ Berkeley SquareÂ byÂ John L. BalderstonÂ with direction byÂ Lili-Anne Brown, musical direction byÂ Andra Velis SimonÂ and starringÂ Sharriese HamiltonÂ andÂ Karl Hamilton.Â Porchlight RevisitsÂ On a Clear Day You Can See ForeverÂ is presented for three-nights-onlyÂ Tuesday, May 9 through Thursday, May 11 at 7:15 p.m.Â and is performed on the set of Porchlight'sÂ Marry Me a LittleÂ (previews begin Friday, April 14) atÂ Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event,Â Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets are available atÂ PorchlightMusicTheatre.orgÂ or by calling the Stage 773 box office,Â 773.327.5252.