Saturday, April 30, 2016

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 4/30/16- INTO THE WOODS by Stage Tube

Today in 2002, the first Broadway revival of Into the Woods opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, where it ran for 279 performances. Into the Woods is a musical with music and lyrics by Stephen …

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Friday, April 22, 2016

West End Star Gina Beck on What Wicked's Glinda & Phantom's Christine Would Think of Her Role in Show Boat by Matt Wolf

Gina Beck has taken over leading roles in Wicked (as Glinda in the West End and also the U.S. tour) and The Phantom of the Opera (as Christine), but at long last the performer is opening a L…

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Monday, April 11, 2016

Photo Flash: PHANTOM's James Barbour Hosts BC/EFA Benefit at Birdland by BroadwayWorld

The Broadway at Birdland concert series was proud to present the cast of Broadway's The Phantom of the Opera singing the music of Frank Wildhorn on Sunday, April 10. BroadwayWorld has photos…

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Saturday, April 9, 2016

15 Minutes With Norm Lewis by Matthew Wexler

Broadway star Norm Lewis heads to New Jersey to perform with the New Jersey Symphony Orchestra on Saturday, April 16. The program’s headliner has garnered critical and audience acclaim and…

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Friday, April 8, 2016

Richard Jordan: When is the right time to revamp a musical? by Richard Jordan

Over the past couple of months I have revisited two great long-running musicals: Les Miserables on Broadway, and The Phantom of the Opera on tour in Toronto. Both

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Thursday, April 7, 2016

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA National Tour's Chris Mann to Release New Album by BroadwayWorld

CHRIS MANN, Christina Aguilera's classically-trained finalist from NBC's The Voice and current star of The Phantom of the Opera North American Tour, is set to release his sophomore full-leng…

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HAMILTON Goes Gold; Who Else?

It was announced pre-show last night that HAMILTON reached another milestone, as the musical's cast album officially went Gold (sales of 500k in the United States). That's a *gr…

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Interview: Norm Lewis on Singing with the NJSO, ‘Scandal’, and His Penchant for Starring in Unusual Romances by Jose Solis

Norm Lewis has done it all, from big Disney musicals, to Shakespeare in the Park and of course Phantom where he made audiences swoon like never before. His impressive voice, charm and versat…

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Tuesday, April 5, 2016

See How She Shines! Rebecca Luker Comes to the Fun Home on Broadway by Lindsey Sullivan

Welcome to our house on Maple Avenue, Rebecca Luker! The Tony nominee is set to join the Broadway cast of Fun Home as Helen Bechdel from April 5 through May 22. Original cast member and Tony…

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Monday, April 4, 2016

The Fans Have Spoken! Your Top 10 Broadway Fashion Staples by Lindsey Sullivan

Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots is celebrating its third anniversary. Those signature red boots have become a Broadway beacon, not unlike the mask in The Phantom of the Opera…

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Saturday, April 2, 2016

BWW Feature: From Page to Stage, Broadway Draws Inspiration From Literary Classics by Alexa Spiegel

In a time where source material is a controversial topic, many people state that there have been a lack of original ideas for Broadway shows. Recently, movie adaptations have been the newest…

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Monday, March 28, 2016

Bid To Conduct THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Exit Music and Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fight AIDS by Michael Dale

Charitybuzz's new online auction offers a chance to sit in the orchestra pit for a performance and them conduct the majestic exit music.

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INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 3/28

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS - read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending …

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Sunday, March 27, 2016

BioPix: Sierra Boggess Finds Peace in the Day, Before Rocking Her Nights by #cota

BioPix is a new series by Center On The Aisle (#COTA), offering an inside look at the life of Broadway stars — curated by Broadway stars — through their own photos. By Steve Sch…

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Paul Slade Smith to Step In for Kelsey Grammer in Finding Neverland on Broadway by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Believe! Paul Slade Smith will take over for Kelsey Grammer when the Emmy winner departs Finding Neverland on April 3. The Audience Choice Award-winning musical is playing at th…

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The Phantom of the Opera's Michele McConnell Shows Off Beauty Products, Fan Gifts & a Faceplant Pic by

The Phantom of the Opera's Michele McConnell reveals how she takes off Carlotta's abundant eye-makeup and a secret weapon that gives her a kick on a two-show day.

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Wednesday, March 23, 2016

THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA to Welcome Pair of Principals to Broadway Company by BroadwayWorld

Producers Cameron Mackintosh and The Really Useful Group announced today principal cast changes for the Broadway production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, directed by Har…

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Broadway Vet Rebecca Eichenberger & Grammy Winner John Easterlin Tapped for Phantom on Broadway by

Please, Monsieur: another Giry! Rebecca Eichenberger is set to take on the role of the mysterious ballet mistress in The Phantom of the Opera on April 4. Also joining the company of Broadway…

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Tuesday, March 22, 2016

VIDEO: THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's Jeremy Hays Conducts a 25-Minute Backstage Tour of The Majestic Theatre by Michael Dale

The dashing Raoul takes viewers backstage and reveals secrets of the production's 28-year history.

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Tune In Tonight for Jeremy Hays' Live Backstage Tour of THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA! by BroadwayWorld

Let the Broadway production's Raoul take you 'past the point of no return' with an exclusive backstage tour at the Majestic Theatre during THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's latest Facebook Live eve…

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Monday, March 21, 2016

Tony Winners Idina Menzel, Kristin Chenoweth & More to Appear on NOW That's What I Call Broadway! by Imogen Lloyd Webber

Remember, back in the day, eagerly awaiting the release of the next NOW That’s What I Call Music! cassette tape (we’re showing our age here!)? Anyway, the world’s best-sell…

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Tuesday, March 15, 2016

Review: The New York Pops at Carnegie Hall by Matthew Wexler

by Ryan Leeds For the Generation X Broadway crowd, Friday night’s New York Pops concert was a fond, nostalgic trip down memory lane. The evening’s theme, 42nd on 57th: Broadway Tod…

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Seeing Green! Wicked Becomes Fastest Broadway Musical to Gross $1 Billion by Ryan McPhee

Wicked has a new reason to rejoicify. The Broadway blockbuster has hit a huge milestone: joining the $1 billion club; it's the fastest Broadway production in history to gross 10 figures.…

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‘Wicked’ Passes $1B In Broadway Sales, A Milestone For Marc Platt And David Stone’s Global Blockbuster by Jeremy Gerard

The Wizard Of Oz prequel Wicked has grossed over $1 billion at the Nederlander Organization’s 1,807-seat Gershwin Theater, one of Broadway’s largest houses. It joins The Lion K…

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BWW TV Exclusive: Go Inside the Lair for a Behind the Scenes Look at THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA's New TV Spot! by BroadwayWorld TV

The longest-running show in Broadway history, the Cameron MackintoshThe Really Useful Group production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's The Phantom of the Opera, directed by Harold Prince, just rele…

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Phantom, Jersey Boys, Les Mis and Matilda up for audience award at Oliviers by Matthew Hemley

Jersey Boys, Matilda, Les Miserables and The Phantom of the Opera have made the shortlist for the audience prize at this year’s

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Monday, March 14, 2016

The New York Pops: 42nd on 57th: Broadway Today by Darryl Reilly

A pulsating medley from Kander and Ebb’s musical "Chicago" was the thrilling second act opening number of The New York Pops’ pleasant concert of eclectic show music, "42nd on 57th: Broad…

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Shortlisted Shows for 2016 Olivier Magic Radio Audience Award Announced! by BroadwayWorld

The Olivier Awards with MasterCard, the UK's most prestigious stage honours, have today announced the shortlisted shows for the Magic Radio Audience Award 2016. The four shortlisted shows ar…

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Saturday, March 12, 2016

Exclusive! See How The Phantom of the Opera Set Comes to Life by Matthew Blank

It takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work to create theatrical magic. Playbill was invited to document the crew setting the stage for the long-running hit.

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