Everything about "Mary Poppins" is magical, from the character — with her aerodynamic umbrella and bewitched carryall — to the show itself: a genuinely infectious musical offering delicious surprises around every nook, cranny, tree, banister, statue, and chimney.
Barbara Manocherian, Richard Willis and Anthony Barrile in association with Naked Angels (Geoffrey Nauffts, Artistic Director; John Alexander, Managing Director; Andy Donald, Associate Artistic Director; Brittany O'Neill, Producer) are pleased to announce that the critically acclaimed original cast will return for the Broadway run of NEXT FALL, the new American play by Geoffrey Nauffts and directed by Sheryl Kaller. The production will open on Broadway on Thursday, March 11, 2010 with preview performances beginning Tuesday, February 16, 2010 at the Helen Hayes Theatre (240 West 44th Street).
According to an Equity casting notice, BRING IT ON: The Musical is set to make its world premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in early 2011.
The New York Times profiles Hollywood producer Robert Evans today, who is the subject of an upcoming Broadway play penned by television writer Jon Robin Baitz, as BroadwayWorld previously reported. The story will surround Evans real life events. In the Times article, Evans discusses how he suffered a stroke and was originally paralyzed on his right side and unable to speak. After much work, Evans has been able to return to his role of successful Hollywood producer.
Producer David Richenthal has announced the very first revival of William Gibson's THE MIRACLE WORKER as the Tony Award® winning play celebrates its 50th Anniversary of opening on Broadway.
The Wiggles, international children’s entertainers, will make cinema history on March 20, with the release of the first ever live-concert movie for preschoolers and their parents.
Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA) and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center (The Center) will present BROADWAY BACKWARDS 5, a one night only event, on Monday, February 22 at 8 PM at the Vivian Beaumont Theater at Lincoln Center. BROADWAY BACKWARDS 5 is produced by BC/EFA and will benefit BC/EFA and The Center.
Experts say couples who make time for themselves are better able to foster a sense of support for each other and can make more effective parents. And scheduling a "date night" is easy in New York, the perfect backdrop for romance. Read on for some intimate ideas.
Contact Music has revealed that songbird Celine Dion will be stepping into the three-year contract at Las Vegas' Caesar's Palace that had been offered to - and turned down by - Barbra Streisand, as BroadwayWorld reported yesterday. While Streisand was reportedly offered $100 million, Dion's figure has not been reported, although it is believed to be comparable.
Edie Falco, Charles Busch, James Barbour, Dee Hoty and Alexander Gemignani have been added to the star-studded roster of performers set to take part in The Drama League's 26th annual all-star gala, "A MUSICAL CELEBRATION OF BROADWAY." This year's black-tie event, to be held Monday, February 8, 2010 at the Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at 5th Avenue), will honor five-time Tony Award winner and entertainment icon Angela Lansbury.
Thousands of families will watch the figure skating events in this year's Winter Olympics. If you're like most, though, the terminology might leave you a bit baffled (what exactly is a lutz jump, anyhow?). Read on for some guidelines that will have you speaking the lingo in no time.
The current cast of GOD OF CARNAGE includes Oscar, Golden Globe and Emmy Award-winner Christine Lahti Christine Lahti ("Chicago Hope") as 'Veronica,' Emmy and Golden Globe-nominee Annie Potts ("Designing Women") as 'Annette,' Emmy and Golden Globe-winner Jimmy Smits ("The West Wing") as 'Alan,' and Olivier Award-nominee Ken Stott as 'Michael' to the cast.
LOVE ROCKS! an intimate cabaret featuring some of Broadway's Best to benefit Rosie's Broadway Kids will perform at Maravel Arts Center on February 11, 2010.
The Sundance Institute has chosen 8 playwrights to take part in their annual Sundance Institute Playwrights Retreat, Variety is reporting. The retreat began Monday, February 1st, and the residency will last through February 19th. The residency will take place in Ucross, Wyoming.
Along with being the mother of two young boys, Kirsten Gillibrand is a New York State Senator who supports the general improvement of the family status quo.
Wonderland, the new musical adventure by Frank Wildhorn (The Civil War and Jekyll & Hyde), with lyrics by Jack Murphy and a book by Phoebe Hwang, is currently playing at Houston's Ally Theatre through February 14. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside the production, directed by Gregory Boyd (also the Ally's Artistic Director).
Producers Tom Hulce and Ira Pittelman announced the complete Broadway cast of AMERICAN IDIOT today. The production will begin previews on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 and open on Broadway Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44 Street).
Tickets for the Broadway run of AMERICAN IDIOT are now available exclusively to American Express card holders. Tickets will go on sale to the general public on February 14th. AMERICAN IDIOT will begin previews on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 and open on Broadway Tuesday, April 20, 2010 at the St. James Theatre.
Starting February 2, 2010 the East Village Visitors' Center (EVVC) will move to FAB Central, located at 61 East 4th Street, from its previous home at the Bowery Poetry Club.
The National Jazz Museum in Harlem's February 2010 schedule of events are chock full of choices for all from newcomers to the music to seasoned fans of music.
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Announces Full Cast; Hunter Foster & Elizabeth Stanley Plus 'Chicago Quartet'
MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET, a new musical, is pleased to announce casting for the upcoming Broadway production opening at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street) on Sunday, April 11 with previews beginning Saturday, March 13.
Check out some family-friendly events scheduled for the month of February in Westchester County.
FELA!, currently playing at the Eugene O'Neill on Broadway starring Lillias White and Sahr Ngaujah, will dedicate the January 25th performance to The Actors Fund, granting proceeds to the fund in support of their programs and services. The curtain rises on Monday the 25th at 8:00pm. For information on The Actor's fund, visit www.actorsfund.org.
Universal Pictures Stage Productions, Working Title Films and Old Vic Productions in association with Weinstein Live Entertainment announced today that Philip Whitchurch will join the cast of the 10-time Tony Award-winning Billy Elliot the Musical in the role of ‘Dad.' Tony Award-winner Gregory Jbara will be taking a leave of absence.
Lynne Meadow (Artistic Director) and Barry Grove (Executive Producer) announce that Manhattan Theatre Club, by special arrangement with Bob Boyett, will produce the Live Theatre, Newcastle /National Theatre of Great Britain's co-production of THE PITMEN PAINTERS by Tony Award winner Lee Hall (Billy Elliot) with direction by Max Roberts starring the original English company.