VIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup Table VIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup Table
by Michael Dale on August 24, 2016

Starring on Broadway as the determined survivor Celie in the hit revival of THE COLOR PURPLE eight times a week just isn't enough of a workout for Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo.... (more...)
VIDEO: David Lang's Uniquely Staged THE LOSER Has Performer Floating 20 Feet Above Orchestra Seats VIDEO: David Lang's Uniquely Staged THE LOSER Has Performer Floating 20 Feet Above Orchestra Seats
by Michael Dale on August 24, 2016

Don't even try getting orchestra seats to the Brooklyn Academy of Music's Next Wave Festival production of Pulitzer Prize-winning composer David Lang's THE LOSER.... (more...)
Water Main Break Causes CATS to Cancel Tonight's Performance Water Main Break Causes CATS to Cancel Tonight's Performance
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that CATS has canceled this evening's performance, August 24, due to a water main break in the area. A show representative has confirmed that the show is on track to con... (more...)
VIDEO: BLUE MAN GROUP Make Out Parties?  Fred Armisen Spills The Crazy Details VIDEO: BLUE MAN GROUP Make Out Parties? Fred Armisen Spills The Crazy Details
by Michael Dale on August 24, 2016

Before he started hitting the airwaves weekly as a cast member of NBC's Saturday Night Live, Fred Armisen was a young musician from Long Island who moved to Chicago to play percussion for the pun rock... (more...)
Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses THE GOODBYE GIRL & PRETTYBELLE
by Behind the Curtain on August 24, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television... (more...)
VIDEO: AVENUE Q Cast Featured In Music Video For Ledinsky's Controversial Donald Trump Song VIDEO: AVENUE Q Cast Featured In Music Video For Ledinsky's Controversial Donald Trump Song
by Michael Dale on August 24, 2016

With its attention-grabbing title, Swedish singer/songwriter Ledinsky's single 'Donald Trump Makes Me Wanna Smoke Crack' has been mounting up controversy and YouTube hits.... (more...)
NY Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Cataloger Charles Morrow on Political Satires NY Public Library's Theatre on Film and Tape Archive Cataloger Charles Morrow on Political Satires
by NYPL for the Performing Arts on August 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. B... (more...)
VIDEO: HAMILTON's Thomas Kail Discusses The Fusion of Theatre and Rap For #BARS Master Class VIDEO: HAMILTON's Thomas Kail Discusses The Fusion of Theatre and Rap For #BARS Master Class
by Michael Dale on August 24, 2016

Growing up in Northern Virginia, the first song Thomas Kail ever memorized was Slick Rick's rap 'Mona Lisa.' Its narrative about a guy chatting up a woman he meets in a pizza place opened up Kail's mi... (more...)
Return of the Queen! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer Holliday Return of the Queen! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer Holliday
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

This will mark Holliday's first Broadway show since 2001, when she played Matron Mama Morton in CHICAGO. To celebrate the big news, take your afternoon coffee break with the Broadway legend and some o... (more...)
Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Will Return to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE; Heather Headley Set to Depart in October Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Will Return to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE; Heather Headley Set to Depart in October
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE ... (more...)
VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA For Mint Theater VIDEO: Austin Pendleton Directs N.C. Hunter's A DAY BY THE SEA For Mint Theater
by Michael Dale on August 24, 2016

Specialists in introducing contemporary audiences to worthy, but neglected plays, The Mint Theater Company's new production will probably be a first introduction for many of its audience members to th... (more...)
Hunter Foster Will Helm FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Reading Hunter Foster Will Helm FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD Reading
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

According to an Equity casting notice, Hunter Foster will direct an upcoming staged reading of FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD.  The project, which will be presented in November, will feature musical direc... (more...)
VIDEO: An Inside Look At Recording Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art Of Elegance' VIDEO: An Inside Look At Recording Kristin Chenoweth's 'The Art Of Elegance'
by Michael Dale on August 24, 2016

Kristin Chenoweth's new album, 'The Art of Elegance,' will have a will have a digital release September 23rd and a physical release on September 30th, 2016.... (more...)
Rodgers & Hammerstein's Classic THE KING AND I Film to Return to Cinemas Rodgers & Hammerstein's Classic THE KING AND I Film to Return to Cinemas
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

It's time to whistle a happy tune! Rodgers & Hammerstein's classic movie musical The King and I will return to movie theaters for two days only, as part of Fathom Events and Turner Classic Movies' TCM... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Forget #Ham4Ham! Today Was #Swam4Ham with Olympian Maya DiRado STAGE TUBE: Forget #Ham4Ham! Today Was #Swam4Ham with Olympian Maya DiRado
by Stage Tube on August 24, 2016

It was #Swam4Ham at today's #Ham4Ham lottery, as cast members from Hamilton serenaded Olympian Maya DiRado and gave her some honors of their own, as well as a rendition of our National Anthem. Check o... (more...)
BWW Exclusive World Premiere: Watch Barbra Streisand & Chris Pine Take on MY FAIR LADY on Her ENCORE Album! BWW Exclusive World Premiere: Watch Barbra Streisand & Chris Pine Take on MY FAIR LADY on Her ENCORE Album!
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld is thrilled to bring you an exclusive first look at Streisand's track with Hollywood star (and Into the Woods veteran) Chris Pine- a mashup of 'I'll Be Seeing You/I've Grown Accus... (more...)
BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy of Norbert Leo Butz's 'GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS' BWW Contest: Win A Signed Copy of Norbert Leo Butz's 'GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS'
by BWW Contests on August 24, 2016

BroadwayWorld is giving one of our lucky readers a chance to win a signed copy of the upcoming album GIRLS, GIRLS, GIRLS, recorded live at 54 Below!... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williams Help Fialta Celebrate Summer with 'Be Someone' Music Video! STAGE TUBE: Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williams Help Fialta Celebrate Summer with 'Be Someone' Music Video!
by Stage Tube on August 24, 2016

Indie Band Fialta has just released a new music video directed and choreographed by Broadway's Andrew Keenan-Bolger and Charlie Williams and featuring Broadway dancers from Matilda, She Loves Me, Tuck... (more...)
PHOTO FLASH: FROZEN's Robert Lopez Plays 'Let It Go' As Marie's Crisis Crowd Sings Along PHOTO FLASH: FROZEN's Robert Lopez Plays 'Let It Go' As Marie's Crisis Crowd Sings Along
by Michael Dale on August 24, 2016

The Oscar-winning songwriting team of Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez joined the fun at the Greenwich Village piano bar.... (more...)
Tony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below Tony Yazbeck, Will Blum & More Will Join Chris Dwan in WASTE OF SPACE at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Chris Dwan in 'Waste of Space' on Tuesday, September 6th 2016. With standout performances both on and off Broadway, Chris Dwan (Finding Neverland... (more...)
Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Company Signs Cast Albums at Barnes & Noble! Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Company Signs Cast Albums at Barnes & Noble!
by Walter McBride on August 24, 2016

Just yesterday, Tony-winning star Jessie Mueller and Grammy-nominated composer/lyricist Sara Bareilles and the cast of WAITRESS stopped by Manhattan's Upper East Side Barnes & Noble (150 E. 86th Stree... (more...)
PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN, Co-Written by Teens, to Conclude Rolling World Premiere in NYC PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLYN, Co-Written by Teens, to Conclude Rolling World Premiere in NYC
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company and Education at Roundabout have just announced that the Repertory High School for Theatre Arts in New York City will present the New York premiere of PROSPECT HIGH: BROOKLY... (more...)
Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere Michael Urie and Robin De Jesus to Star in HOMOS, OR EVERYONE IN AMERICA World Premiere
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

Labyrinth Theater Company presents the world premiere of Homos, Or Everyone in American (October 20-November 27) by Jordan Seavey. Homos, Or Everyone in American, directed by Mike Donahue and featurin... (more...)
Lineup Announced for CHICAGO's Free SummerStage Concert Lineup Announced for CHICAGO's Free SummerStage Concert
by BWW News Desk on August 24, 2016

On Wednesday, August 31st, the cast of Broadway's Longest Running American Musical will celebrate its 20th Year on Broadway with a free concert at SummerStage in Central Park.... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Brandon Victor Dixon Poses Backstage After HAMILTON Debut! Photo Coverage: Brandon Victor Dixon Poses Backstage After HAMILTON Debut!
by Walter McBride on August 24, 2016

Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon just made his debut as Aaron Burr in the musical Hamilton on Broadway last night, August 23. BroadwayWorld was on hand for his big night and you can ch... (more...)
   

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