Saturday, May 27, 2023

News: Tony Award-Winner Chita Rivera Concert, Brand New Stage Highlight Third Summer of ‘Olney Outdoors’ by News Desk (organization-Submitted Press Release)

Applause Series opens Olney Theatre’s summer with a concert version of West Side Story, to be followed by concerts, cabarets, drag shows, and films celebrating the 50s, 60s, 70s, 80s and 9…

SOURCE: at 03:09PM
Thursday, May 25, 2023
Wednesday, May 24, 2023

At This Theatre: The Palace by JK

DON'T FORGET TO VOTE FOR THE 2023 JKTS AWARDS! Perhaps the most internationally legendary of all of the current Broadway theaters, the Palace was built in…

SOURCE: at 07:06AM
Tuesday, May 23, 2023

& Juliet Star Lorna Courtney Wins Clive Barnes Award for Theatre by Caitlin Hornik

The winners of the 13th Annual Clive Barnes Award for Dance and Theatre have been announced. The awards are given annually — one in dance and one in theater — to promising young talent. …

SOURCE: at 11:48AM

‘I was going to be a nun!’ Broadway legend Chita Rivera on Chicago, West Side Story – and her love of sumo wresting by Chris Wiegand

The singing, dancing and acting superstar originated some of the best roles in musicals – yet none of it would have happened had she not fallen through a table at the age of nine The one a…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 11:42AM
Friday, May 19, 2023

‘Brokeback Mountain’ Review: Well-Acted and Well-Meaning Play Version Doesn’t Make for Compelling Theater by Gordon Cox

Canny casting of Mike Faist (“West Side Story”) and Lucas Hedges (“Manchester by the Sea”) and abundant efforts to honor Annie Proulx’s short story “Brokeback Mountain,” immort…

SOURCE: Variety at 04:56PM
Tuesday, May 9, 2023

The cuddling cowboys ride again! Saddle up for the Brokeback Mountain musical by Ryan Gilbey

As the two hard-loving herders from the 2005 Oscar-winner get back on their horses, the team behind a new musical version talk about fear, regret – and the tragic power of forbidden desire…

SOURCE: The Guardian at 05:12PM

Video: Patrick Pacheco Opens Up About Putting Pen to Paper with Chita Rivera

She was born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero—until the entertainment world renamed her. But Dolores—the irreverent side of the sensual, dark and ferocious Chita—was always present…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 10:18AM
Thursday, May 4, 2023

See Who's Starring in the Muny's Summer Production of West Side Story by Andrew Gans

Rob Ruggiero will direct the classic musical at the St. Louis venue with Jerome Robbins' choreography reproduced by Parker Esse.

SOURCE: Playbill at 10:48AM
Saturday, April 29, 2023

Broadway Jukebox: 75 Songs About New York City

Enjoy songs from musicals like: On the Town, Newsies, Avenue Q, West Side Story, Guys and Dolls, Wonderful Town, Hello, Dolly!, In the Heights, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Company, Merrily We …

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 04:06PM
Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Exclusive: Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Unpacks Her Life in the Theatre

She was born Dolores Conchita Figueroa del Rivero—until the entertainment world renamed her. But Dolores—the irreverent side of the sensual, dark and ferocious Chita—was always present…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:24PM
Friday, April 21, 2023

Broadway legend Chita Rivera dances through her life in a new memoir by Susan Stamberg

In Chita: A Memoir, Rivera recounts her career originating roles in major Broadway shows. Now 90, Rivera remembers West Side Story from the beginning: "I was there at the first flicker of th…

SOURCE: National Public Radio at 07:24AM
Monday, April 17, 2023

When the "Best" Isn't Your "Favorite": Thoroughly Modern Millie vs Urinetown by JK

COMING SOON: The 2023 JKTS Awards Nomination Ballot! When the "Best Musical" Isn't Your "Favorite": Thoroughly Modern Millie vs Urinetown It was the 2001-2002 season, and we were all stil…

SOURCE: at 06:54AM
Saturday, April 15, 2023

A "Camelot" That's Not the Most Shining Spot by Jan Simpson

O.K., so here’s the dilemma: when you revive a classic show that has problematic elements (and which of them doesn’t?) should you keep it the way it was written or update it for modern s…

SOURCE: Broadway & Me at 01:42PM
Thursday, April 13, 2023

A Little Night Music – The 2023/2024 Theatre Company Season by Denver Center For The Performing Arts

Winner of seven Tony Awards, A Little Night Music has inspired decades of theatre-lovers with its masterful music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim (Company, West Side Story), an unforgettable …

SOURCE: YouTube at 11:32AM
Wednesday, April 12, 2023

Ariana DeBose Will Return to Host the 2023 Tony Awards by Caitlin Hornik

Academy Award winner and Tony nominee Ariana DeBose has signed on to host the 76th annual Tony Awards, celebrating the 2022-2023 Broadway season. DeBose first emceed the ceremony in 2022. A…

SOURCE: at 03:54PM

Ryan McCartan and Kanisha Marie Feliciano Will Star in Lyric Opera of Chicago's West Side Story by Andrew Gans

Francesca Zambello's production will feature almost 100 artists.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:42PM

Ryan McCartan & Kanisha Marie Feliciano to Star in WEST SIDE STORY at Lyric Opera of Chicago

Ryan McCartan, Kanisha Marie Feliciano, Brett Thiele, Amanda Castro, and Yurel Echezarreta will headline Lyric Opera of Chicago’s production of West Side Story. See how to purchase ti…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 02:02PM

Video: Watch Ariana DeBose's Best Musical Moments Ahead of Her Tony Awards Return

Ariana DeBose is back for the The 76th Annual Tony Awards! Before her star turn as Anita in Spielberg's West Side Story, DeBose was seen on Broadway in Hamilton, Pippin, and more. She has a…

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 11:12AM

Ariana DeBose To Host 76th Annual Tony Awards by Greg Evans

Ariana DeBose will return to host this year’s Tony Awards, the ceremony’s producers announced today. DeBose, an Oscar winner (West Side Story) and Tony nominee (Summer: The Donna Summer …

SOURCE: Deadline at 11:00AM
Saturday, April 8, 2023


Michael Bennett (1943–1987).April 8, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Had he lived, today would mark Michael Bennett’s 80th birthday. He died in Tucson, Arizona in 1987…

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Ariana DeBose Does the Thing for Lincoln Center's American Songbook Series April 8 by Logan Culwell-Block

The West Side Story star will pay tribute to her musical influences, including Dionne Warwick, Stephen Sondheim, Judy Garland, and more.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:32AM
Monday, April 3, 2023

Chita Rivera Receives Signature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Award April 3 by Logan Culwell-Block

The Washington, D.C. company is honoring the West Side Story star at its Sondheim Award Gala at the Embassy of Italy.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:18AM
Saturday, April 1, 2023

Ariana DeBose Plays London Palladium April 1 by Andrew Gans, Logan Culwell-Block

The West Side Story Oscar winner and Broadway favorite is joined by musical director Benjamin Rauhala and a six-piece band.

SOURCE: Playbill at 12:24AM
Friday, March 31, 2023

What About Plays Turned Into Musicals? by JK

What About Plays Turned Into Musicals?  So, we are all familiar with the seemingly endless pipeline of movies being turned into musicals. (There are currently four of these running on Br…

SOURCE: at 07:36AM
Friday, March 24, 2023

Revivals, Recreations or Revisals... by JK

I'm old enough to remember a time when revivals of classic shows were near exact duplicates of the original. Think Carol Channing in Hello, Dolly! re-staged every few years to match Gower Ch…

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Tuesday, March 21, 2023

New York Philharmonic Will Provide Live Accompaniment for Spielberg West Side Story Film Screenings by Logan Culwell-Block

The evenings will be the ensemble's first time playing the Leonard Bernstein score since the film's recording sessions.

SOURCE: Playbill at 02:59PM

See Who's Joining Ariana DeBose for London Palladium Concert by Andrew Gans, Logan Culwell-Block

The West Side Story Oscar winner and Broadway favorite will play the famed venue in April.

SOURCE: Playbill at 01:34PM

New York Philharmonic 2023/2024 Season To Feature Live Score To WEST SIDE STORY (2021) & More

The New York Philharmonic has announced its 2023-24 season, the farewell season of Jaap van Zweden's tenure as the Orchestra's Music Director.

SOURCE: BroadwayWorld at 12:24PM
Saturday, March 18, 2023

HAPPY 96TH, JOHN KANDER by Ron Fassler

John Kander, born on this date March 18, 1927.March 18, 2023: Theatre Yesterday and Today, by Ron Fassler Today is the 96th birthday of the legendary composer John Kander, who is still doi…

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Friday, March 17, 2023

Watch Bonnie Milligan Soar With West Side Story's 'Maria' at 2023 Broadway Backwards by Andrew Gans

The record-breaking evening benefited Broadway Cares and the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center.

SOURCE: Playbill at 05:02PM

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