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Carousel Box Office Opens Today at 10am

The box office of the Imperial Theatre 249 West 45th Street opens today at 10 a.m. for Rodgers amp Hammerstein's classic musical Carousel. Simultaneously, a cast of 39 assembles for the first day of rehearsal under the direction of three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien and choreography by Justin Peck for this most deeply anticipated production of the new season which begins preview performances on Wednesday, February 28 and officially opens on Thursday, April 12.
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Something's Coming: Spring into 2018 With This Year's Upcoming Broadway Shows!

As 2018 kicks off, we take a look at all of the upcoming shows hitting Broadway between now and the Tony Awards With everything from fan favorites like Harry Potter and Frozen, to revivals of classics such as Carousel and My Fair Lady, this season has something for everyone BroadwayWorld brings you a look at all of the shows you can get excited for. Mark your calendars now
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Stage Tube: Help Turn Highland Farm Into the Hammerstein Museum!

Will Hammerstein, grandson of Oscar Hammerstein II and President of the Oscar Hammerstein Museum amp Theater Education Center, needs your help In the video below, he is standingoutsideOscar's former home, Highland Farm, where all Oscar's most famous works where created - including the landmark musicals Oklahoma, Carousel, South Pacific, The King and I and The Sound of Music. The property is being turned into a museum and is seeking donations to make the project a reality.
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Now Casting: Regional ‘Carousel’ Production and More Paid Gigs

It may officially be December, but June is bustin’ out all over in today’s casting roundup. Both union and nonunion actors are sought for a 2017 regional production of the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic “Carousel,” plus three other fantastic gigs throughout the country. See them all below! “Carousel”Musical Theatre West is casting union and nonunion actors for its upcoming production of “Carousel,” including the leading roles of Billy Bigelow and Julie Jordan. The tuner, which first bowed on Broadway in 1945, will hold an open casting call Jan. 4 and 5, 2017 in Long Beach, California with a run slated for Mar. 24–Apr. 9, 2017, also in Long Beach. “Bad Samaritan”Talent is needed to serve as stand-in/photo doubles on the feature film, “Bad Samaritan.” The flick, starring David Tennant, Robert Sheehan, and Carlito Olivero, will shoot Dec. 5–Jan. 17, 2017 in Portland, Oregon. “Beings Want To Be Jagged”Casting is underway for “Beings Want to be Jagged,
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Photo Flash: First Look at Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez in Carousel at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs now throughDecember 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below
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Bww TV: New Trailer for Starry Carousel at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs now throughDecember 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show
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Bww TV: Betsy Morgan and Nicholas Rodriguez Sing 'If I Loved You' and More in Rehearsal for Carousel at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has highlights of the company in rehearsal below
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Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Nicholas Rodriguez and Betsy Morgan in Costume for Carousel at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel, directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II. Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the leading couple in costume below
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Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Nicholas Rodriguez, Betsy Morgan and More for Carousel at Arena Stage

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents Carousel,directed by Artistic Director Molly Smith, with music by Richard Rodgers and book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II.Featuring Musical Direction by Paul Sportelli and Choreography by Parker Esse, Carousel runs October 28-December 24 in the iconic in-the-round Fichandler Stage. The company just had their first rehearsal and BroadwayWorld has photos below
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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Will Perform at the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball

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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Will Perform at the 30th Carousel of Hope Ball
Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel are set to perform at the star-studded Carousel of Hope ball as it spins into its 30th year on Oct. 8, People confirms exclusively. Hosted by Barbara Davis, the biennial event is dedicated to increasing awareness for diabetes, and raising money for clinical care and diabetes research at the Barbara Davis Center. Foxx and the recently engaged Menzel join presenters Denzel Washington, Anjelica Huston, Quincy Jones and Carole Bayer Sager at the Beverly Hills event. The 2016 ball will be a "Celebration of Hollywood," including silent and live auctions (with Sharon Stone as auctioneer), dinner, entertainment and musical performances.
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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Will Perform at 30th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball

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Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel Will Perform at 30th Annual Carousel of Hope Ball
Jamie Foxx and Idina Menzel are set to perform at the star-studded Carousel of Hope ball as it spins into its 30th year on Oct. 8, People confirms exclusively. Hosted by Barbara Davis, the biennial event is dedicated to increasing awareness for diabetes, and raising money for clinical care and diabetes research at the Barbara Davis Center. Foxx and the recently engaged Menzel join presenters Denzel Washington, Anjelica Huston, Quincy Jones and Carole Bayer Sager at the Beverly Hills event. The 2016 ball will be a "Celebration of Hollywood," including silent and live auctions (with Sharon Stone as auctioneer), dinner, entertainment and musical performances.
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Deadline – U.S.A.

Richard Brooks' exciting Humphrey Bogart picture is one of the best newspaper sagas ever. An editor deals with a gangster threat and a domestic crisis even as greedy heirs are selling his paper out from under him. Commentator Eddie Muller drives home the film's essential civics lesson about what we've lost -- a functioning free press. Deadline - U.S.A. Blu-ray Kl Studio Classics 1952 / B&W / 1:37 flat Academy / 87 min. / Street Date July 26, 2016 / available through Kino Lorber / 29.95 Starring Humphrey Bogart, Ethel Barrymore, Kim Hunter, Ed Begley, Warren Stevens, Paul Stewart, Martin Gabel, Joe De Santis, Audrey Christie, Jim Backus, Willis Bouchey, Joseph Crehan, Lawrence Dobkin, John Doucette, Paul Dubov, William Forrest, Dabbs Greer, Thomas Browne Henry, Paul Maxey, Ann McCrea, Kasia Orzazewski, Tom Powers, Joe Sawyer, William Self, Phillip Terry, Carleton Young. Cinematography Milton Krasner Film Editor William B.Murphy Original Music Cyril J. Mockridge Produced by Sol C. Siegel
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Stage Tube: On This Day for 6/2/16- Carousel

Today in 1954, Carousel opened at City Center, where it ran for 79 performances. Carousel is the second stage musical by the team of Richard Rodgers music and Oscar Hammerstein II book and lyrics. The work premiered in 1945 and was adapted from Ferenc Molnar's 1909 play Liliom, transplanting its Budapest setting to the Maine coastline. The story revolves around carousel barker Billy Bigelow, whose romance with millworker Julie Jordan comes at the price of both their jobs. He attempts a robbery to provide for Julie and their unborn child when it goes wrong, he has a chance to make things right.
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Rodgers and Hammerstein return to the silver screen with Carousel

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No one is exactly sure why Frank Sinatra walked off the set of Rodgers & Hammerstein’s musical Carousel(1956) on the first day of shooting.

Some say it was because he didn’t want to film some scenes twice — once in regular CinemaScope and once in CinemaScope 55 — and others claim it was due to marital problems he was having with wife Ava Gardner.

The producers asked Gordon MacRae — who had starred with Carousel’s leading lady Shirley Jones the year before in Oklahoma! — to take over the starring role of Billy Bigelow. The film opens in heaven with the deceased Billy being told his wife and child are in trouble down on Earth. Through flashbacks we see how hot-tempered carnival barker Billy falls for the sweet Julie (Jones), and how he turns to crime to provide for her when he discovers she’s going to have a baby.

While Sinatra possessed a golden voice,
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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack

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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack
[Youtube "owOr6zDP8rM"] What would Jesus sing? On Sunday, Fox will air The Passion, a two-hour live, musical event that tells the story of Christ's final days using the setting of modern-day New Orleans and popular songs. "It's an amazing list of songs that come from all genres," Jencarlos Canela, who plays Jesus, tells People. "There's something for everyone to enjoy." Here are a look at the most interesting and surprising songs on the soundtrack: Jesus Channels Katy Perry's "Unconditionally"Perry may be known for her lighthearted, fun party songs, but her ballad about unconditional love will be sung by Canela (as Jesus) and a 50-person choir.
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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack

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Jesus Sings Katy Perry?! Inside the Passion Soundtrack
[Youtube "owOr6zDP8rM"] What would Jesus sing? On Sunday, Fox will air The Passion, a two-hour live, musical event that tells the story of Christ's final days using the setting of modern-day New Orleans and popular songs. "It's an amazing list of songs that come from all genres," Jencarlos Canela, who plays Jesus, tells People. "There's something for everyone to enjoy." Here are a look at the most interesting and surprising songs on the soundtrack: Jesus Channels Katy Perry's "Unconditionally"Perry may be known for her lighthearted, fun party songs, but her ballad about unconditional love will be sung by Canela (as Jesus) and a 50-person choir.
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Why Trisha Yearwood Cried While Recording Songs for Fox's The Passion

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Why Trisha Yearwood Cried While Recording Songs for Fox's The Passion
[Youtube "owOr6zDP8rM"] Stepping into the shoes of the most well-known mother in the world has proven to be an emotional task for Trisha Yearwood. The country singer will play Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Fox's live musical event The Passion on Sunday and tells People she cried while recording tracks for the event's soundtrack. "I'm having to sing songs that I'm going to be singing at the foot of the cross, and I had to be thinking about what was happening in the story when I was singing the song," says Yearwood. "I got very emotional, which is not the norm for me in the studio.
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Why Trisha Yearwood Cried While Recording Songs for Fox's The Passion

Why Trisha Yearwood Cried While Recording Songs for Fox's The Passion
Stepping into the shoes of the most well-known mother in the world has proven to be an emotional task for Trisha Yearwood.

The country singer will play Mary, the mother of Jesus, in Fox's live musical event The Passion on Sunday and tells People she cried while recording tracks for the event's soundtrack.

"I'm having to sing songs that I'm going to be singing at the foot of the cross, and I had to be thinking about what was happening in the story when I was singing the song," says Yearwood. "I got very emotional, which is not the norm for me in the studio.
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Shirley Jones Comes to the Texan for Dancing With The Movies Tonight

It's the world premiere of the new dance stage sensation, Dancing With The Movies. Hollywood's biggest musical moments recreated and reinvented with a new, exciting twist. The world premiere will take place at the Texan Theatre, Greenville, TX, tonight, Feb 20 and tomorrow, Feb 21. Guest starring in this powerhouse production will be Academy Award winner, Shirley Jones, star of such classics as Oklahoma, Carousel and The Music Man.
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Deep in My Heart

The gaudy MGM musical bio gets one last go-round, gathering an all-star cast to illustrate the songbook of composer Sigmund Romberg. Gene Kelly dances with his brother Fred, and Cyd Charisse does a hot number with James Mitchell, while star José Ferrer goes on stage to perform with his wife Rosemary Clooney. Deep in My Heart Blu-ray Warner Archive Collection 1954 / Color / 1:37 flat Academy / 132 min. / Street Date November 10, 2015 / available through the WBshop / 17.95 Starring José Ferrer, Merle Oberon, Helen Traubel, Doe Avedon, Walter Pidgeon, Jim Backus, Rosemary Clooney, Gene Kelly, Fred Kelly, Jane Powell, Ann Miller, Cyd Charisse, Howard Keel, Vic Damone, Tony Martin, Joan Weldon, Fred Kelly, Russ Tamblyn. Susan Luckey, Robert Easton, Barrie Chase, Douglas Fowley. Cinematography George J. Folsey Film Editor Adrienne Fazan Original Music Alexander Courage, Adolph Deutsch Written by Leonard Spigelgass from a book by Elliott Arnold Produced by Roger Edens Directed by Stanley Donen

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