Tuesday, November 29, 2022

The Museum of Broadway Is Open. Here Are 10 Highlights. by Sarah Bahr

In Times Square, a 26,000-square-foot space details the history of theater with objects like Patti LuPone’s “Evita” wig, a Jets jacket from “West Side Story” and more.

SOURCE: The New York Times Subscription at 01:36PM
Monday, November 21, 2022

Watch: Go Inside the Interactive, Multi-Level Museum of Broadway by Playbill

The Museum of Broadway, the interactive, multi-floor museum located at 145 West 45th Street, opened its doors for the first time November 15. The new venue highlights more than 500 individua…

SOURCE: YouTube at 08:18AM
Tuesday, November 15, 2022

A Strange Loop, West Side Story, Encanto, More Earn 2022 Grammy Nominations by Margaret Hall

Six cast recordings are up for Best Musical Theater Album at the 65th annual ceremony.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:18PM

Randy Rainbow, ENCANTO & More Nominated For GRAMMY Awards - See the Full List of Nominations!

Randy Rainbow, ABBA, Encanto, West Side Story, ABBA, Lady Gaga, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Mel Brooks, and more have been nominated for GRAMMY Awards! Check out the complete list of winners now, wh…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 01:14PM
Monday, November 14, 2022

Museum of Broadway: 10 things I learned, 11 rooms I liked by New York Theater

Individual Broadway musicals take pride of place at the Museum of Broadway, opening tomorrow, with literal show rooms: elaborately designed rooms dedicated to such shows as “Oklahoma,” …

SOURCE: New York Theater at 12:24PM
Wednesday, October 26, 2022

Tony Winner Matt Doyle to Star in Off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors by Caitlin Moynihan

Tony winner Matt Doyle is heading to Skid Row. He will star as Seymour in off-Broadway's Little Shop of Horrors beginning November 15. Doyle will replace current star Rob McClure, who will …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 02:07PM
Thursday, October 20, 2022

There Was Almost a Version of WEST STORY STORY Starring Animated Cats

A version of West Side Story featuring animated cats was almost created. Animated film writer and director Christopher Sanders revealed, “Jeffrey Katzenberg once flew me out to New York C…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:55AM

The West Side Story-Cats Mashup Film That Almost Was by Logan Culwell-Block

Find out how a very different adaptation of the 1957 Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim musical was aiming for movie theatres.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:55AM
Wednesday, October 19, 2022

Jeffrey Katzenberg Once Pitched Leonard Bernstein A Take On ‘West Side Story’ But With Cats, Says Director by Tomt

Before Stephen Spielberg’s much-lauded interpretation of West Side Story, there was another high-powered effort to bring the musical conceived by Jerome Robins with music by Leonard Bernst…

SOURCE: Deadline at 10:49PM

Top 5 Stage Performances to Stream This Weekend October 21-23 - See 'The Book of Dust,' live concerts by Marilyn Maye and Ali Ewoldt and more by Raven Snook

In-person shows have been back for over a year now, but sometimes we want to get our theatre fix at home. Thankfully, there are still wonderful stage performances to watch online. Our carefu…

SOURCE: TDF at 12:00AM
Thursday, October 13, 2022

Ariana DeBose to Give London Palladium Concert in 2023 by Logan Culwell-Block

The West Side Story Oscar winner and Broadway favorite will be joined by music director Benjamin Rauhala.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:43PM
Wednesday, October 12, 2022

Michael Callan, Original 'Riff' in WEST SIDE STORY, Dies at 86

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Michael Callan, who starred as Riff in the original Broadway cast of West Side Story, has died at age 86. 

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:45AM

Mickey Calin, Original Riff In West Side Story, Passes Away At 86 by Margaret Hall

Originally deemed "too pretty" to be the leader of the Jets, Calin was later hand picked by Jerome Robbins to originate the historically significant role.

SOURCE: Playbill at 09:43AM
Tuesday, October 11, 2022

Shereen Pimentel, Javier Ignacio, Florencia Cuenca, More in Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration by Playbill

In the fourth and final episode of Playbill’s Hispanic Heritage Month Celebration, Jaime Lozano brings his “familia” to the Playbill studio. Watch Shereen Pimentel (West Side Story), J…

SOURCE: YouTube at 09:25AM
Friday, October 7, 2022

Julia Murney, Nic Rouleau, and Shereen Pimentel Go Head-to-Head in Playbill: The Game Show LIVE! by Playbill

The curtain has been rung down for Curtain Up! Broadway Festival, but one of its fan-favorite events—the first-ever live edition of Playbill: The Game Show—is now streaming! Christopher …

SOURCE: YouTube at 12:07PM
Tuesday, September 27, 2022

Chita Rivera Is Part of Bernstein on Broadway: A Celebration September 27 by Andrew Gans

The evening at Feinstein's/54 Below honors the legacy of Leonard Bernstein and commemorates the 65th anniversary of West Side Story.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:33AM
Monday, September 26, 2022

Celebrate 65 Years of West Side Story by Logan Culwell-Block, Michael Wiltbank

The landmark Leonard Bernstein-Stephen Sondheim-Arthur Laurents musical opened September 26, 1957.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:07PM
Friday, September 23, 2022

THE CENTER HOLDS (LINCOLN, THAT IS) by Ron Fassler

NY Times ad for the CBS televised opening night concert at Philharmonic Hall, the inauguration of Lincoln Center, 9.23.62.Is there anyone that doesn’t get a thrill from standing in front …

SOURCE: ronfassler.medium.com at 11:43AM
Tuesday, September 20, 2022

Chita Rivera Will Be Part of Bernstein on Broadway: A Celebration by Andrew Gans

The evening at Feinstein's/54 Below will honor the legacy of Leonard Bernstein and commemorate the 65th anniversary of West Side Story.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:03AM
Friday, September 9, 2022

Oscar-Winner Ariana DeBose To Star In New Disney Animated Feature, WISH

Broadway's Ariana DeBose, who recently took home the 2022 Academy Award for her performance in West Side Story, is set to lead a new animated feature from Disney!

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:26PM
Thursday, September 8, 2022

Episode #89: Gaby Diaz 💃🏻 – English by Automatic Episode Import

Gaby Diaz is a renowned dancer that is dipping her toes in Musical Theatre! 👏🏻 With a long background in dancing and after working in Steven Spielberg's West Side Story remake, Gaby is…

SOURCE: broadwaypodcastnetwork.com at 01:02AM
Tuesday, August 16, 2022

WEST SIDE STORY, IN THE HEIGHTS & More Nominated for 2022 Imagen Awards

West Side Story, In the Heights, Encanto, and more have been nominated for 2022 Imagen Awards. Nominees include Ariana DeBose, Rachel Zegler, Rita Moreno, Anthony Ramos, Leslie Grace, John L…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 03:04PM

West Side Story, In The Heights, Encanto Will Compete for Best Feature Film at 2022 Imagen Awards by Raven Brunner

Apple TV+'s Schmigadoon! and stage performer Eden Espinosa also received nominations.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM

Photo: First Look at Rachel Zegler in THE HUNGER GAMES Prequel

A first look at Rachel Zegler in The Ballad of Songbirds and Snakes, the prequel to The Hunger Games films, has been released. Zegler will be joined by her West Side Story co-star Josh Andre…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:14AM
Monday, August 15, 2022

Odds & Ends: Viola Davis Lands Villain Role in Hunger Games Prequel by Lindsey Sullivan

Here's a quick roundup of stories you might have missed. Tony Winner Viola Davis Joins Hunger Games Prequel A two-time Tony winner is joining Lionsgate’s Hunger Games prequel, The Ballad …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 05:18PM

Viola Davis to Play Villainous Gamemaker in Hunger Games Prequel by Raven Brunner

West Side Story's Rachel Zegler and Tom Blyth were previously announced to lead the movie.

SOURCE: Playbill at 04:07PM
Saturday, August 13, 2022

"The Butcher Boy" and "On that Day in Amsterdam" May Have Arrived Too Soon by Jan Simpson

Everyone who loves serious theater loves the idea of giving talented new writers a chance to show what they can do. The question is the timing. Too many workshops (and the notes that come al…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 12:48PM
Friday, August 12, 2022

Kent State, Céspedes join forces for exceptional ‘West Side Story’ at Porthouse by Alan Smason

By ROY BERKO In the fall of 1957, I had a mind-blowing experience. I saw the newly opened Broadway production of West Side Story. At the time, all I knew about the show was that it was bas…

SOURCE: TheatreCriticsm.com at 09:38PM
Monday, August 8, 2022

Iliana Garcia Talks On Your Feet by Lauren Van Hemert

About the Guest Iliana Garcia is of Cuban descent, born and raised in Tampa, FL. Garcia moved to Atlanta, GA and began singing lessons when she was five years old. She studied Musical Theatr…

SOURCE: Beltline to Broadway at 04:17PM
Wednesday, August 3, 2022

A is for Ariana DeBose. Her Broadway journey via videos by New York Theater

Ariana DeBose became a familiar face this year, after winning the Academy Award for her performance as Anita in Steven Spielberg’s revival of “West Side Story,” which was a couple of m…

SOURCE: New York Theater at 09:46PM

Gaby Albo & Samuel Garnica to Lead On Your Feet! National Tour as Gloria & Emilio Estefan by Lindsey Sullivan

Gaby Albo and Samuel Garnica are set to star in the national touring production of Gloria and Emilio Estefan's On Your Feet! Directed and choreographed by Luis Salgado, the tour will visit …

SOURCE: Broadway.com at 12:07PM

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