Friday, July 18, 2014

A LOOK BACK: Highlights From A Little Night Music Starring Elaine Stritch and Bernadette Peters

Playbill takes a look back at the career of Elaine Stritch with this video of highlights from the 2009 revival of Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s A Little Night Music. Tony winners Ela…

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A LOOK BACK: Bernadette Peters and Elaine Stritch Ready for A Little Night Music

Playbill takes a look back at the career of Elaine Stritch with this video shot in July of 2010, right as she and Bernadette Peters prepared toenter the revival of A Little Night Music. Her…

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Wasn't She a Gas? A Farewell Toast to Broadway's Beloved Dame Elaine Stritch by Ryan McPhee

She was truly a Broadway baby. Elaine Stritch, who died at the age of 89 on July 17, was so much more than an "existential problem in tights." Her seven-decade career included nume…

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FAREWELL: Elaine Stritch by JK

Like many a young theatre novice, I was introduced to the classic scores by listening to the original Broadway cast recordings since the shows were long gone.  That was how I was first …

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Here’s to one hell of a lady – Elaine Stritch passes away, age 89 by Erin James

Broadway royalty Elaine Stritch has passed away aged 89, reports the New York Times. The actress, who spent seven decades on the stage, made her last Broadway appearance in Sondheim’s…

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Thursday, July 17, 2014

Broadway Theaters to Dim Lights in Honor of Stage Icon Elaine Stritch by Ryan McPhee

Great White Way theaters will dim their lights to pay tribute to Elaine Stritch, the legendary Tony-winning Broadway performer who died on July 17 at the age of 89. Marquees will go dark on …

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Tony-Winning Broadway Legend Elaine Stritch Dead at 89 by

Broadway icon Elaine Stritch has died. According to The New York Times, the actress passed away at her home in Birmingham, Michigan on July 17. Her death was confirmed by a friend, Julie Key…

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Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Ten Best Opening Numbers from Aughts’ Musicals by Andrew Kendall

Openings are always important. You’ve got the audience in the seat, now how to make them excited about staying there? It seems like every other week someone will mention that contempor…

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Thursday, June 26, 2014

Behind The Scenes Of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Original Cast Recording by Pat Cerasaro

A collection of rarely seen and absorbing photos depicting the original Broadway and first revival production of multi-Tony Award-winning modern musical masterpiece SWEENEY TODD THE DEMON BA…

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Monday, June 23, 2014

Broadway Ladies: Ms. June 2014: Jessie Mueller by JK

Ms. June 2014Jessie MuellerWHY SHE'S MS. BROADWAY: DUH!  It's been a long time coming... after a very successful career in Chicago, she made her Broadway debut (and earned her first Ton…

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Friday, June 20, 2014

Broadway's Dee Hoty and George Dvorsky to Lead Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, 8/5-9 by BroadwayWorld

Get swept away by an all-star cast in Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's lush production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, which runs August 5 through 9 at the Civic Center Music Hall. The show, which featu…

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Monday, June 16, 2014

Spotlight On...Taylor Shubert by Michael Block

Name: Taylor ShubertHometown: Calabasas, CAEducation: BFA Musical Theatre, The Boston ConservatorySelect Credits: A Chorus Line (North Shore Music Theatre), Hairspray (Merry-Go-Round) Hey, S…

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Sunday, June 8, 2014

And the Tony didn’t go to… Part II by Kevin Daly

It’s Tony Awards time, yet again. The last month has been spent praising the nominees, cursing the nominating committee for what it got wrong (namely, The Bridges of Madison County) an…

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

IF/THEN – RIGHT NOW by Peter Filichia

By Peter Filichia   So many of us who are crying out for original musicals are doubly grateful for If/Then – because it gives us two of them.   Bookwriter-lyricist Brian Yorkey d…

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Sunday, June 1, 2014

30 Days Of The 2014 Tony Awards: Day #8 - A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Vs. PIPPIN by Pat Cerasaro

Today we continue the 2014 edition of our annual BroadwayWorld feature series spotlighting the very best Tony Awards-related moments of all time with a special focus on another major battle …

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Saturday, May 24, 2014


On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary ev…

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Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Maureen Lipman and The Simpsons' Harry Shearer Will Star in West End Transfer of Oliver Cotton's Daytona by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Maureen Lipman and Harry Shearer will star in the West End transfer of Oliver Cotton's Daytona. Directed by David Grindley, the show will begin performances at the Theatre Royal Hay…

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Wednesday, May 14, 2014

Steve Blanchard, Dee Hoty and More Among Stars of Lyric Theatre's 2014 Summer Shows; Cast & Creatives Announced! by BroadwayWorld

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma today announced casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Steve Blanchard, George Dvorsky, De…

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Thursday, May 8, 2014

Driving Miss Daisy, Starring Angela Lansbury & James Earl Jones, Will Hit Movie Theaters Nationwide This Summer by Imogen Lloyd Webber

The Australian stage production of Driving Miss Daisy, starring five-time Tony winner Angela Lansbury and two-time Tony winner James Earl Jones, is heading to a movie theater near you. …

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Friday, May 2, 2014

Filichia Features: A Little LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC Advice by Peter Filichia

Send in both the frowns and the crowns for Tom Rowan’s production of A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC at The Gallery Players in Brooklyn. If you don’t know Stephen Sondheim and Hugh Wheeler’s 1973…

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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann and More to Star in London Return of Forbidden Broadway by Ryan McPhee

Anna-Jane Casey, Sophie-Louise Dann, Damian Humbley and Ben Lewis will star in the previously announced London return of Gerard Alessandrini’s Forbidden Broadway. New York’s long…

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Spotlight On...Molly O'Keefe by Michael Block

Name: Molly O'KeefeHometown: Baltimore, MDEducation: Middlebury CollegeSelect Credits: Serious Money (Potomac Theatre Project), Harriman-Baines (Theater for the New City), A User's Guide To …

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Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Production News: Liz Robertson to perform at the Hippodrome in London by Ed Frankl

Liz Robertson will bring her one-woman show, Songs From My Trunk, to the Hippodrome Casino in London. Robertson, who has appeared in shows such as The Phantom of the Opera and A Little Night…

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In a Word... Kate Applin on Metro Youth Opera's Hänsel and Gretel by The Charlebois Post

Into The Woodsby Gaëtan L. CharleboisKate Applin is lauded for her passionate work in Toronto’s operatic community. In 2010, at age 23, Ms Applin founded Metro Youth Opera, offering emerg…

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Wednesday, April 9, 2014

BWW Reviews: Bernadette Peters In Concert - A Legend Interpreting a Genius by Tim Carney

Bernadette Peters is a music theatre icon unsurpassed by many, if any. Even if you've haven't seen her craft on display, she is bound to be on an original cast recording that you have tucked…

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Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Photo Coverage: Aaron Lazar, Patrick Page & More Perform at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox After Midnight, Doubt, Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette Neil Simon's Chapter Two amp Robert Cuccioli Jekyll amp Hyde, Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar LES MI…

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Photo Coverage: Backstage at Town Hall's BROADWAY BY THE YEAR! by Genevieve Rafter Keddy

Tony Award-Winner Adriane Lenox After Midnight, Doubt, Tony Award-nominees Anita Gillette Neil Simon's Chapter Two amp Robert Cuccioli Jekyll amp Hyde, Drama Desk-nominees Aaron Lazar LES MI…

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Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Brown & Rebecca Naomi Jones Set for Children of Eden at the Kennedy Center by Ryan McPhee

Broadway favorites Jeremy Jordan, Ashley Brown, Rebecca Naomi Jones and Ron Bohmer will star in a semi-staged concert performance of Stephen Scwartz’s Children of Eden at The Kennedy C…

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Monday, March 24, 2014

“Chronicle of a Closing Night” Revisited by Kevin Daly

I’ve been collecting Playbills for years. Not only the shows I have seen, but also ones that I’ve picked up at the Broadway Flea Market or in various shops. It started initially …

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Saturday, March 22, 2014

STAGE TUBE: On This Day 3/22- Stephen Sondheim & Andrew Lloyd Webber! by Stage Tube

Sondheim is the winner of an Academy Award, eight Tony Awards, including the Special Tony Award for Lifetime Achievement in the Theatre, multiple Grammy Awards, a Pulitzer Prize and the Laur…

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Monday, March 17, 2014

A male Wicked witch, a female Billy Elliot? Welcome to West End Recast by Nancy Groves

Adam Lenson's one-night-only musicals compendium has actors singing the parts that gender, age or race normally rule out. But can it shake up traditional casting?Green light floods the audit…

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