Paper Mill Playhouse, in association withMichael Harrison,David IanandNederlander Presentations, Inc., presents the North American premiere of the hit new musical The Bodyguard based on the Warner Bros. film written by Lawrence Kasdan, with book byAlexander Dinelaris, direction byThea Sharrock, choreography byKaren Bruceand music direction byMatthew Smedal, starring Grammy Award-nominated and multi-platinum R&B/pop recording artist and film/TV actressDeborah Cox(Jekyll & Hyde) as Rachel Marron withJudson Mills(Walker, Texas Ranger) asFrank Farmer, the bodyguard.BWW TV: Watch Highlights from DEAR EVAN HANSEN; Opens on Sunday! December 2, 2016
Can't get enough of the 'Sexy Getting Ready' song? You're in luck, because on Friday's episode of CW'sCRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND, Trent gets his turn. And you're doubly lucky, because we've got an exclusive look two days early! Below, check out"Trent's Getting Ready Song."BWW TV: The Ensemble Company of Broadway-Bound JITNEY Meets the Press! November 30, 2016
Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut ofAugust Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winnerRuben Santiago-Hudson(The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC'sSamuel J. FriedmanTheatre (261 West 47th Street).BWW TV: Gay Men's Chorus Visits THAT GOLDEN GIRL SHOW November 30, 2016
Directed and choreographed by Tony Award winnerKathleen Marshall(Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It),IN TRANSITbegan preview performances on Thursday, November 10, 2016 and officially opens onSunday, December 11, 2016atCircle in the Square Theatre(235 West 50thStreet).BWW TV: Take a Trip to Belmont Avenue with Highlights from A BRONX TALE! November 28, 2016
A Bronx Tale opens on Broadway Thursday, December 1, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nomineeChazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winnerAlan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nomineeGlenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winnerRobert De Niroand four-time Tony Award winnerJerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nomineeSergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3.BWW Exclusive: Sneak Peek - ABC's THE GOLDBERGS Takes On 'Phantom of the Opera' November 28, 2016
If variety is the spice of life, Kenny Solms has tasted great success. Touted in his hometown newspaper as 'Philadelphia's funniest person,' he began his career in New York, where he teamed up with New York University classmate Gail Parent to create material for Leonard Sillman's last Broadway revue New Faces, and sketches for New York's famed Upstairs at the Downstairs. His collaboration with Ms. Parent climaxed with their co-creation of the now legendary Emmy award winning The Carol Burnett Show.BWW TV: Check out the New Extended Promo for HAIRSPRAY LIVE! November 24, 2016
NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE will air Wednesday, Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET/PT and will originate from Los Angeles. The all-star cast includesHarvey FiersteinasEdna Turnblad,Jennifer Hudsonas Motormouth Mabel,Martin Shortas Wilbur Turnblad,Derek Houghas Corny Collins,Ariana Grandeas Penny Pingleton,Andrea Martinas Prudy Pingleton andKristin Chenowethas Velma Von Tussle. Rosie O'Donnell andSean Hayeswill also make special appearances in the broadcast.VIDEO: Watch A Trailer For THE RED SHOES November 21, 2016
In Manchester by the Sea, the latest film from award-winning writer and director Kenneth Lonergan, the life of a solitary Boston janitor is transformed when he returns to his hometown to take care of his teenage nephew. The story of the Chandlers, a working-class family living in a Massachusetts fishing village for generations, Manchester by the Sea is a deeply poignant, unexpectedly funny exploration of the power of familial love, community, sacrifice and hope.Backstage with Richard Ridge: Lonny Price Opens Up About the Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened November 26, 2016
One of the truly legendary musicals in the history of Broadway,Merrily We Roll Alongopenedto enormous fanfare in 1981, and closed after sixteen performances. For the first time,Best Worst Thing That Ever Could Have Happened draws back the curtain on the extraordinary drama of the show's creation - and tells the stories of the hopeful young performers whose lives were transformed by it. Directed by Lonny Price, a member of the original cast, the film is a bittersweet meditation on the choices we all make, and the often unexpected consequences of those choices -- through success and failure. Featuring exclusive appearances by Stephen Sondheim, Hal Prince, Jason Alexander, Mandy Patinkin, Adam Guettel, Frank Rich and the original Broadway cast ofMerrily We Roll Along.
Below, Richard Ridge chats with Price about his journey with the musical, the creation of the documentary,and so much more!BWW TV: Remembering Leonard Cohen- k.d. lang Sings Powerful 'Hallelujah' November 11, 2016
As BroadwayWorld reported yesterday, poet, novelist and songwriterLeonard Cohenpassed away at the age of82. His sonAdam Cohencommented: 'My father passed away peacefully at his home in LosAngeleswith the knowledge that he had completed what he felt was one of his greatest records. He was writing up until his last moments with his unique brand of humor.'BWW TV: The KID CRITICS Get Energized at BLUE MAN GROUP! November 15, 2016
In Backstage Bite withKatie Lynch, come into Katie's kitchen with some of Broadway's brightest as they eat, drink and merrily mix it up. See your favorite stars out of their element as they whip up dishes inspired by their Broadway show. Watch what happens when these actors trade belting for baking!
Today, we are excited to bring you the latest episode, featuring MATILDA star Lesli Margherita!BWW TV: New Trailer for Starry CAROUSEL at Arena Stage November 9, 2016
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!BWW TV Exclusive: Out of the Blue- Meet BLUE MAN GROUP's Randall Jaynes! November 10, 2016
Below, watch as Richard Ridge checks in with long-time Blue Man Randall Jaynes to chat about 25 triumphant years of Blue Man Group!