Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway Memories Backstage with Richard Ridge: The Bechdel's Bid Farewell to Maple Avenue as the Cast of FUN HOME Recalls Favorite Broadway Memories
by Backstage With Richard Ridge on August 27, 2016

On September 10, the Bechdel family will move out of the Fun Home (or the Circle in the Square Theatre), when the the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, plays its final performance on Br... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/27/16- CHICAGO STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/27/16- CHICAGO
by Stage Tube on August 27, 2016

Today in 1977, Chicago closed at the 46th Street Theatre (now the Richard Rodgers Theatre), where it ran for 936 performances. Chicago is a musical set in Prohibition-era Chicago, with music is by Joh... (more...)
Melissa Errico Tackles Middle Age and Musicals in New Essay for the New York Times Melissa Errico Tackles Middle Age and Musicals in New Essay for the New York Times
by BWW News Desk on August 26, 2016

Is 46 too old to play the ingenue? This is the question asked by Broadway leading lady, Melissa Errico, in a new essay for the New York Times.... (more...)
VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon VIDEO: A Backstage Visit With HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

It's been a busy week for Broadway's Brandon Victor Dixon as he takes over the role of Aaron Burr in Lin-Manuel Miranda's revolutionary smash, HAMILTON.... (more...)
VIDEO: New Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More! VIDEO: New Highlights of HUNCHBACK at Music Circus - Starring Deaf Actor John McGinty, Lesli Margherita, Mark Jacoby and More!
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

In the Music Circus production the role of Quasimodo is played by Deaf actor, John McGinty.... (more...)
VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Goes Classical With Schubert's 'Ave Maria' VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Goes Classical With Schubert's 'Ave Maria'
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

'My learning never stops,' THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Ervio tells her Facebook followers. So even with all the awards and accolades, the West End and Broadway star takes her voice lessons every Friday... (more...)
Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Josh Gad and More in Stills from Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Josh Gad and More in Stills from Disney's Live-Action BEAUTY AND THE BEAST
by Movies News Desk on August 26, 2016

A Spanish BEAUTY AND THE BEAST fan site -- La Bella y la Bestia de Disney -- has revealed a couple of amazing behind-the-scenes stills from Disney's upcoming live-action remake of the classic animated... (more...)
VIDEO: Legendary Andre De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens Theater VIDEO: Legendary Andre De Shields in CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P. at Victory Gardens Theater
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

The dynamic actor, singer and dancer Andre De Shields opened last night at Chicago's Victory Gardens Theater (2433 N. Lincoln Avenue) in his own new play, CONFESSIONS OF A P.I.M.P., directed by Samuel... (more...)
VIDEO: HAMILTON's Joshua Henry Leads Chicago Cast Mates in Jamaican Style 'Dear Theodosia' VIDEO: HAMILTON's Joshua Henry Leads Chicago Cast Mates in Jamaican Style 'Dear Theodosia'
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

Don't be surprised if the name Theodosia starts popping up on birth certificates with alarming frequency in the next few years, thanks to the beautiful ballad 'Dear Theodosia,' sung by Aaron Burr and ... (more...)
Gay Men's Health Crisis to Honor HAMILTON's Javier Munoz with 2016 Howard Ashman Award Gay Men's Health Crisis to Honor HAMILTON's Javier Munoz with 2016 Howard Ashman Award
by BWW News Desk on August 26, 2016

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) will honor Javier Muñoz, Broadway star in the lead role in 'Hamilton: An American Musical,' with the 2016 Howard Ashman Award, for his activism in the fight against HIV/... (more...)
THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE HUMANS' Arian Moayed THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- THE HUMANS' Arian Moayed
by BWW News Desk on August 26, 2016

In this week's edition, we caught up with Arian Moayed, who stars as 'Richard Saad' in THE HUMANS, playing at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre.... (more...)
PHOTO FLASH: Times Square Visitors Enjoying a New Kind Of XXX PHOTO FLASH: Times Square Visitors Enjoying a New Kind Of XXX
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

A new art installation for the Broadway Pedestrian Plaza between 43rd and 44th Streets consists of three X-shaped outdoor loungers custom designed for Times Square,... (more...)
VIDEO: Arts Collective Seeks To Preserve Harlem Home of Langston Hughes VIDEO: Arts Collective Seeks To Preserve Harlem Home of Langston Hughes
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

Like no other writer of his era, Langston Hughes, through his poetry, prose and plays, captured the essence of the early 20th Century's Harlem Renaissance.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Lea Michele, John Stamos & More In New SCREAM QUEENS Character Portraits Photo Flash: Lea Michele, John Stamos & More In New SCREAM QUEENS Character Portraits
by TV News Desk on August 26, 2016

An over-the-top, biting satire, SCREAM QUEENS is part black comedy, part SLASHER flick and a modern take on the classic whodunit, in which every character has a motive for murder...or could easily be ... (more...)
VIDEO: Lucille Ball's First Hollywood Home For Sale VIDEO: Lucille Ball's First Hollywood Home For Sale
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

America wasn't quite loving Lucy yet in 1933 when she purchased a home in West Hollywood after signing up with RKO. Heck, Lucy wasn't even loving Desi yet, as the pair wouldn't meet until they started... (more...)
Barbra Sings Broadway- Listen to Our Showtunes by Streisand Playlist! Barbra Sings Broadway- Listen to Our Showtunes by Streisand Playlist!
by BWW News Desk on August 26, 2016

Though she has appeared on Broadway only twice during her legendary career (Funny Girl and I Can Get It For You Wholesale), there is no denying that Barbra Streisand is beloved by theatre fans everywh... (more...)
Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - 8/26/2016
by BWW on August 26, 2016

Broadway Rush, Lottery & Standing Room Only Ticketing Policies - updated on 8/26/2016. ... (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/26/16- SISTER ACT STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/26/16- SISTER ACT
by Stage Tube on August 26, 2016

Today in 2012, Sister Act closed at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 561 performances. Sister Act is a musical written by Cheri Steinkellner and Bill Steinkellner with additional book material b... (more...)
BWW Review: Leslye Headland's THE LAYOVER, The Aftermath Of A One Night Stand BWW Review: Leslye Headland's THE LAYOVER, The Aftermath Of A One Night Stand
by Michael Dale on August 26, 2016

If the plot and characters of Leslye Headland new drama THE LAYOVER appear to be contemporary versions of some old film noir feature you used to watch so often on VHS that the images on the tape deter... (more...)
Rob McClure, Joshua Henry & More Broadway Faves Star in 'The Oz Project' Music Video Rob McClure, Joshua Henry & More Broadway Faves Star in 'The Oz Project' Music Video
by TV News Desk on August 26, 2016

'The Oz Project' is a love letter to THE WIZARD OF OZ and THE WIZ created by some of their diehard fans at heart. The stories are interwoven as the two classic versions are combined through their well... (more...)
Why Did HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Turn Down Aaron Burr Role Three Times? Find Out! Why Did HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Turn Down Aaron Burr Role Three Times? Find Out!
by BWW News Desk on August 26, 2016

In today's New York Post, the SHUFFLE ALONG star reveals that he turned down the role three times, before finally saying yes to HAMILTON director Tommy Kail.... (more...)
Sam Mendes In Talks to Direct Live-Action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH for Disney Sam Mendes In Talks to Direct Live-Action JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH for Disney
by Movies News Desk on August 26, 2016

Sam Mendes is in “very early” discussions with Walt Disney Studios to helm a live-action version of JAMES AND THE GIANT PEACH.... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Second Stage's THE LAYOVER Celebrates Opening Night! Photo Coverage: Second Stage's THE LAYOVER Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride on August 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director,Casey Reitz, Executive Director) presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman.... (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's THE LAYOVER Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's THE LAYOVER
by Walter McBride on August 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director,Casey Reitz, Executive Director) presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman.... (more...)
Barbra Streisand Wants Alec Baldwin for GYPSY Lead & More Fun Facts We Learned from TONIGHT SHOW Appearance Barbra Streisand Wants Alec Baldwin for GYPSY Lead & More Fun Facts We Learned from TONIGHT SHOW Appearance
by Caryn Robbins on August 26, 2016

Barbra Streisand and Alec Baldwin were featured for the full hour on last night's TONIGHT SHOW Starring Jimmy Fallon.... (more...)
   

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