Monday, June 17, 2024

Special Sneak - WEST SIDE STORY Opens on Broadway! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: West Side Story returned to Broadway in a new production directed by its two-time Tony Award winning librettist Arthur Laurents. West Side Story opened at the P…

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Natasha Richardson, 'BLITHE', 'reasons' Rehearses and WEST SIDE STORY! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Another theatre packed episode is ready, we remember the beautiful light that was Natasha Richardson, spend opening night with Blithe Spirit, rehearse with 'rea…

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Ariana DeBose Pays Tribute To Chita Rivera At Tony Awards: “I Literally Would Not Be Here Without Chita Blazing The Trail” by Armando Tinoco

Ariana DeBose, remembering the late West Side Story star, presented a Chita Rivera tribute at the Tony Awards. At the end of the homage, the awards show host would take the stage and recreat…

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Sunday, June 16, 2024

Video: Chita Rivera is Honored in a Special Performance on the Tony Awards

A special performance during the Tony Awards paid tribute to Chita Rivera who sadly passed away in January of this year. The performance showcased some of Chita's best and most iconic work, …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:48PM

Video: Ben Platt Welcomes Jennifer Hudson and Sam Smith as Final Guests at Palace Residency

Platt and Sam Smith performed a cover of Smith's song 'Lay Me Down,' and Jennifer Hudson joined Platt for a cover of the West Side Story classic 'Somewhere.' Watch videos of the performances…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:32PM
Friday, June 14, 2024

Special: West Side Story Cast Reunites at Gypsy of the Year by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: and Broadway Beat are proud to bring you fantastic video from the emotional, inspiring and fantastic reunion of original West Side Story cast …

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Gypsy Of The Year 2007 by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: This week's Broadway Beat dedicates its entire program to BC/EFA's Gypsy of the Year Competition which featured an incredible 50th Anniversary reunion of many o…

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Tony Mordente Dies: ‘7th Heaven’ Director-Producer, Prolific Choreographer And ‘West Side Story’ Actor Was 88 by Greg Evans

Tony Mordente, who made his mark on Broadway as a dancer and choreographer, played the hot-headed Jet named Action in the 1961 film West Side Story and later segued into a long and busy care…

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Nicole Scherzinger to Perform During the Tony Awards In Memoriam; Chita Rivera to Receive Special Tribute by Hayley Levitt

Nicole Scherzinger, who will bring her Olivier Award-winning performance as Sunset Boulevard's Norma Desmond to Broadway this fall, will sing at the Tony Awards during the In Memoriam segme…

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Original West Side Story Cast Member Tony Mordente Dies at 88 by Margaret Hall

The dancer, choreographer, actor, and director was once married to his West Side Story co-star, Chita Rivera, who passed away earlier this year.

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Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Baayork Lee-Directed and Choreographed West Side Story Begins at Pittsburgh CLO June 11 by Logan Culwell-Block

Sabina Collazo and Spencer LaRue lead the Pennsylvania production as Maria and Tony.

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Tuesday, June 4, 2024

Chatting with the Company of PAGEANT on Opening Night! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: After a sold-out benefit run for BC/EFA this February, PAGEANT - THE MUSICAL returns in a limited Off-Broadway engagement at The Davenport Theatre (354 West 45t…

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Ricky Ubeda and Ben Cook on Their Electrifying Dance Partnership in Illinoise by Kathy Henderson

There’s a built-in audience for the new Broadway dance musical Illinoise among fans of Sufjan Stevens’ indie rock music and admirers of Justin Peck’s choreography for the New York City…

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Monday, June 3, 2024

Robin Evan Willis, Jacquelyn Piro, Lee McDougall & on the Red Carpet of THE WIZARD OF OZ Opening by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: The Wizard of Oz, featuring some of movie music's most unforgettable standards, along with new music written by Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber; a book adapted…

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Saturday, June 1, 2024

Cast of CRAZY FOR YOU Gets Tap-Happy in Rehearsal at D.C.'s Signature Theatre by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Signature Theatre will present the Gershwins' & Ken Ludwig's musical comedy Crazy For You. This new production will be directed by Signature Theatre's Associate…

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Friday, May 31, 2024

Before He Was Zendaya's Simp, Mike Faist Stole the Show in Spielberg's 'West Side Story'

Per, Faist's first foray into major league theater came when he joined the original cast of Disney's stage version of Newsies.

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See Who's Starring in Baayork Lee-Directed and Choreographed West Side Story by Logan Culwell-Block

The Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein, and Stephen Sondheim musical is playing Pittsburgh CLO beginning June 11.

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Sunday, May 26, 2024

Keep it Cool with a Performance Preview from Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY! by BroadwayWorld

From BroadwayWorld's Archive: Paper Mill Playhouse will present Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernsteinand Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's P…

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The week in theatre: Romeo & Juliet; Richard III; Passing Strange review – no fault in these stars by Susannah Clapp

Duke of York’s, Shakespeare’s Globe; Young Vic, LondonJamie Lloyd’s youthfully intense staging gives us a Juliet for the ages; Michelle Terry’s king rises above the disability row; a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 06:02AM
Friday, May 24, 2024

Catching Up With Tony Kushner by Frank Rizzo

Tony Kushner, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning playwright of “Angels in America” and Steven Spielberg’s go-to screenwriter over the last 20 years, is never short of opinions t…

SOURCE: ShowRiz at 11:40PM
Thursday, May 23, 2024

Games, Books, and Collectables Belonging to Stephen Sondheim Will Be Auctioned in June

Memorabilia includes his gold record for West Side Story, custom-embroidered asylum coat from Sweeney Todd and more, including antiques of the Victorian and Edwardian as well as early puzzl…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 09:48AM
Monday, May 20, 2024

Grant Gustin — The Flash x Musical Theatre by bwaySHO

Grant Gustin is making his Broadway debut this season, starring as Jacob Jankowski in Water For Elephants, but this is far from his first experience in musical theatre. Besides starring in…

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Friday, May 17, 2024

Classic Stage Company Plans Bernstein's Broadway Benefit Evening by Logan Culwell-Block

Kate Baldwin, Nikki Renée Daniels, Santino Fontana, and Alysha Umphress will perform songs from West Side Story, On the Town, Candide, and more.

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Wednesday, May 8, 2024

Nikki Renée Daniels, Beth Malone, Tamyra Gray, More Join Pittsburgh CLO's 2024 Season by Molly Higgins

The Pennsylvania company's summer season includes West Side Story, The Color Purple, The Music Man, and more.

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Monday, April 29, 2024

‘A silent film of dance underscored by an album’: inside the audacious Sufjan Stevens musical by Osman Can Yerebakan

Illinoise sees the artist’s 2005 album transform into an ambitious and eye-opening modern dance show like nothing else on Broadway Justin Peck is spending the spring zigzagging between Tim…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:08AM
Wednesday, April 24, 2024

Baayork Lee Will Direct and Choreograph West Side Story at Pittsburgh CLO by Logan Culwell-Block

The Pennsylvania company has revealed the creative teams for its upcoming 2024 summer season.

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Sufjan Stevens Dance-Musical Illinoise Begins Its Broadway Run by Hayley Levitt

Illinoise, the dance-centric musical adaptation of Sufjan Stevens' album Illinois, opens April 24 at the St. James Theatre, the night of its very first Broadway performance. Directed and c…

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Illinoise Begins Its Broadway Run and Celebrates the Last Opening Night of the Season by Hayley Levitt

Illinoise, the dance-centric musical adaptation of Sufjan Stevens' album Illinois, opens April 24 at the St. James Theatre, the night of its very first Broadway performance. Directed and c…

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Thursday, April 18, 2024

The Wiz by Elyse Trevers

Adaptations are common in theater and often popular shows are revised and modified to reach different audiences. Shakespeare is a favorite source of material.“Hamlet” inspired “Fat Ham…

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Tuesday, April 16, 2024

Kit Connor and Rachel Zegler to Lead New Broadway Production of Romeo + Juliet by Hayley Levitt

Emmy Award winner Kit Connor and Golden Globe Award winner Rachel Zegler will come to Broadway this fall in Shakespeare's Romeo + Juliet, directed by Tony Award winner Sam Gold with music …

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