Broadway Newsroom


Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year! Stage Directors and Choreographers Society Picks Standout Theatrical Moments of the Year!
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

On Monday night, April 24th, at its semi-annual Membership meeting, Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, the national theatrical union representing stage directors and choreographers across the United States, announced the 2016-2017 Top Ten "Standout Moments." (more...)
Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60 Martha Lavey, Former Head of Steppenwolf Theatre Company, Dies at 60
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is saddened to report that Martha Lavey, ensemble member and former Steppenwolf Artistic Director, passed away today due to complications from a stroke suffered last Wednesday, April 19. (more...)
BWW TV Exclusive: Follow THE GREAT COMET Into the Recording Studio with Gelsey Bell BWW TV Exclusive: Follow THE GREAT COMET Into the Recording Studio with Gelsey Bell
by BroadwayWorld TV on April 25, 2017

BroadwayWorld is giving you and exclusive peek inside the cast recording sessions with the hosts of the podcast Jim & Tomic. Below, watch as they chat with Gelsey Bell , who plays (amongst other roles) Princess Mary.  (more...)
Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $6,379,572 for BC/EFA Easter Bonnet Competition Raises $6,379,572 for BC/EFA
by Alan Henry on April 25, 2017

We've got the fundraising results from the annual Easter Bonnet Competition! Check out the winners below! (more...)
Hakuna Matata! Disney's Live-Action LION KING Finds Its Timon & Pumbaa Hakuna Matata! Disney's Live-Action LION KING Finds Its Timon & Pumbaa
by Movies News Desk on April 25, 2017

On the heels of today's announcement of the official release date for Disney's live-action remake of THE LION KING, The Wrap reports that comedic actors Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen are in final talks to play Simba's lovable sidekick duo, Timon and Pumbaa, respectively. (more...)
Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes COME FROM AWAY's Caesar Samayoa Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes COME FROM AWAY's Caesar Samayoa
by Broadwaysted on April 25, 2017

This week we are officially branding ourselves as islanders because we're kissing the cod with COME FROM AWAY star Caesar Samayoa! We're pouring out gin & tonic and wine and discussing Caesar's epic journey with COME FROM AWAY from Seattle to DC, Toronto, and NYC (and an ice rink in Gander!) (more...)
BWW TV: Once Upon an April... ANASTASIA Opened on Broadway! BWW TV: Once Upon an April... ANASTASIA Opened on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special on April 25, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Last night, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, and after the curtain came down, the company celebrated at the Marriott Marquis. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the after party below! (more...)
GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl and More to Stop by THEATER TALK This Week GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl and More to Stop by THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

This week THEATER TALK welcomes key talents behind the new hit musical Groundhog Day - actor Andy Karl, director Matthew Warchus, and librettist Danny Rubin, who also was the screenwriter of the classic 1993 film starring Bill Murray. (more...)
Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval Gala Ballet Hispanico to Honor Rita Moreno with Lifetime Achievement Award at 2017 Carnaval Gala
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

Ballet Hispanico will honor Puerto Rican legendary actress and EGOT winner Rita Moreno with the Toda Una Vida Lifetime Achievement Award, presented by actress Gina Rodriguez, and Ecuadorian-American Pinnacle Group Chairman and CEO Nina Vaca with the Nuestra Inspiracion Award, presented by Ralph de la Vega, the former Vice Chairman of AT&T Inc. and CEO of Business Solutions & International, at its annual Carnaval Gala in The Plaza Hotel's Grand Ballroom, 768 Fifth Avenue, NYC on Monday, May 15, 2017 at 6:30pm. (more...)
Just Can't Wait! Disney Reveals Release Date for Live-Action LION KING Just Can't Wait! Disney Reveals Release Date for Live-Action LION KING
by Movies News Desk on April 25, 2017

We just can't wait! Variety reports that Disney's previously announced live-action remake of THE LION KING (also in 3D) will hit theaters on June 19, 2019. (more...)
Wanna Build a Snowman? Disney Announces FROZEN 2 Release Date! Wanna Build a Snowman? Disney Announces FROZEN 2 Release Date!
by Movies News Desk on April 25, 2017

Disney Animation turned to Twitter today to announce that FROZEN 2, the next installment of the hit animated film, will be hitting theaters on November 27th, 2019! (more...)
Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIA Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIA
by Walter McBride on April 25, 2017

The stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BELLA Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Playwrights Horizons' BELLA
by Jessica Fallon Gordon on April 25, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will soon present BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers). (more...)
Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson 'Blown Away' by Arrival of Baby Girl! Leslie Odom Jr. & Nicolette Robinson 'Blown Away' by Arrival of Baby Girl!
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

Tony Award winner Leslie Odom Jr. turned to Instagram today to share the joyous news that he and wife Nicolette Kloe Robinson welcomed baby girl Lucille Ruby on Sunday morning. (more...)
BANDSTAND to Bring the Rhythm of an Era to Broadway Tomorrow BANDSTAND to Bring the Rhythm of an Era to Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

A friendly reminder! The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens tomorrow, Wednesday, April 26, at The Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 West 45 Street). Previews began March 31. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Allison Janney & More in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION Photo Flash: First Look at Allison Janney & More in SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

John Guare's Six Degrees of Separation, starring seven-time Emmy Award winner Allison Janney ('Mom,' The Girl on the Train), Tony Award winner John Benjamin Hickey (The Normal Heart, 'Manhattan') and Corey Hawkins (Straight Outta Compton, '24: Legacy') opens tonight at the Barrymore Theatre. Directed by Trip Cullman (Significant Other, Yen), Six Degrees of Separation will play a 15-week run through Sunday, July 16. (more...)
Photo Coverage: From St. Petersburg to Paris to New York City-
 ANASTASIA Arrives on Broadway! Photo Coverage: From St. Petersburg to Paris to New York City- ANASTASIA Arrives on Broadway!
by Walter McBride on April 25, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Last night, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, and after the curtain came down, the company celebrated at the Marriott Marquis. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the after party below! (more...)
Photo Coverage: ANASTASIA Gets a Royal Welcome on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night Bows! Photo Coverage: ANASTASIA Gets a Royal Welcome on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride on April 25, 2017

The hotly anticipated stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you inside the curtain call below! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Jude Law, Halina Reijn and More in OBSESSION at the Barbican Photo Flash: First Look at Jude Law, Halina Reijn and More in OBSESSION at the Barbican
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

Jude Law returns to the stage this month in the world premiere of OBSESSION, a stage adaptation of Luchino Visconti's 1943 film. It's part of Ivo van Hove's Toneelgroep Amsterdam Barbican residency, which also includes the return of their ROMAN TRAGEDIES and a double bill based on Ingmar Bergman films. All four plays will be directed by van Hove. BroadwayWorld has a first look at OBSESSSION below! (more...)
Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete! Elena Shaddow and Mark Evans to Lead MARY POPPINS at Paper Mill; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced casting for the hit Broadway musical Mary Poppins based on the stories of P.L. Travers and the Walt Disney Film with original music and lyrics by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, book by Julian Fellowes, new songs and additional music and lyrics by George Stiles and Anthony Drewe, and co-created by Cameron Mackintosh. Bank of America is the Major Sponsor of Mary Poppins. (more...)
VIDEO: Ben Platt & Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform 'You Will Be Found' on 'Today' VIDEO: Ben Platt & Cast of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Perform 'You Will Be Found' on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

Ben Platt and the cast of Broadway's DEAR EVAN HANSEN stopped by NBC's 'Today' as part of the morning show's 'Best of Broadway Week.' Below, watch the performance of 'You Will Be Found!'  (more...)
BWW EXCLUSIVE: Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Gets Cast Recording BWW EXCLUSIVE: Strike Up the Band! BANDSTAND Gets Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

Strike up the band, because Bandstand is getting a cast recording! (more...)
VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Universal Themes of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on 'Today' VIDEO: Ben Platt Talks Universal Themes of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on 'Today'
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

Ben Platt stopped by this morning's TODAY and told Kathie Lee and Hoda that the musical about an anxious teen has themes that everyone can relate to. (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017 Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017
by on April 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017. (more...)
VIDEO: Broadway's Allison Janney Tries Out Stephen Colbert's 'Vocal Warm-Up' Routine VIDEO: Broadway's Allison Janney Tries Out Stephen Colbert's 'Vocal Warm-Up' Routine
by TV News Desk on April 25, 2017

While guesting on 'The Late Show' yesterday, the star of Broadway's SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Allison Janney, missed her nightly warm up routine for her play. So Stephen invited her to try his! (more...)
Photo Coverage: NUNSENSE: THE TV SERIES Celebrates Sinfully Funny Launch Photo Coverage: NUNSENSE: THE TV SERIES Celebrates Sinfully Funny Launch
by Jessica Fallon Gordon on April 25, 2017

Dan Goggin's internationally acclaimed musical sensation, Nunsense, premiered the sinfully funny pilot episode of 'Nunsense: The TV Series' online, today, April 25, 2017. The new series, which features stars of stage and screen, is now available at www.nunsensetv.com. The pilot was shot at a former monastery in Union City, New Jersey. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the premiere below! (more...)
BWW Exclusive: Get Ready to Swing with Highlights from BANDSTAND on Broadway! BWW Exclusive: Get Ready to Swing with Highlights from BANDSTAND on Broadway!
by BroadwayWorld TV on April 25, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens on Wednesday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. (more...)
VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Battle It Out in Highlights from WAR PAINT VIDEO: Watch Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole Battle It Out in Highlights from WAR PAINT
by Stage Tube on April 25, 2017

Starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, War Paint tells the remarkable story of cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein (LuPone) and Elizabeth Arden (Ebersole), who defined beauty standards for the first half of the 20th Century. Brilliant innovators with humble roots, both women were masters of self-invention who sacrificed everything to become the country's first major female entrepreneurs. They were also fierce competitors, whose 50-year tug-of-war would give birth to an industry that would forever change the face of America. From Fifth Avenue society to the halls of Congress, their intense rivalry was ruthless, relentless and legendary-pushing both women to build international empires in a world dominated by men. (more...)
VIDEO: Andrea Martin Busts Out Original Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap Written for Her Iconic SCTV Character VIDEO: Andrea Martin Busts Out Original Lin-Manuel Miranda Rap Written for Her Iconic SCTV Character
by BWW News Desk on April 25, 2017

Andrea Martin, star of the new NBC comedy GREAT NEWS, stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk to Seth about the hardest mom role she's had (more...)
Photo Coverage: Lincoln Center Theater Celebrates Artistic Director Andre Bishop Photo Coverage: Lincoln Center Theater Celebrates Artistic Director Andre Bishop
by Jennifer Broski on April 25, 2017

Just last night, Lincoln Center Theater held its annual benefit celebrating Andre Bishop (Producing Artistic Director) and his 25 Years at LCT. (more...)
BWW Review: ANASTASIA Brings Romantic Golden Age Style Back To Broadway BWW Review: ANASTASIA Brings Romantic Golden Age Style Back To Broadway
by Michael Dale on April 25, 2017

No, that's not some forgotten Golden Age musical floating effervescently across the Broadhurst stage, but ANASTASIA sure has the old-fashioned romantic feel of one. The story of a young woman who may or may not be the presumed dead Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia has been told in many forms before - even as a short-lived 1965 Broadway musical called ANYA - but this new stage adaptation by Terrence McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) is surely a welcome variation. (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Remembering Bea Arthur VIDEO: On This Day, April 25: Remembering Bea Arthur
by Stage Tube on April 25, 2017

On this day in 2009, stage and Screen star Beatrice (Bea) Arthur passed away at age 86. (more...)
IN TRANSIT's Russ Kaplan Announces Broadway Jazz Session with Special Guests Justin Guarini and Shayna Steele IN TRANSIT's Russ Kaplan Announces Broadway Jazz Session with Special Guests Justin Guarini and Shayna Steele
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017

Russ Kaplan, a creator of the Broadway musical In Transit and leader of the eponymous jazz band Russ Kaplan + 7, will be appearing with his band in 'Russ Kaplan's Broadway Jazz Session,' along with guest vocalists Justin Guarini, Shayna Steele, and beatboxer Chesney Snow. The concert will be held at The Green Room 42 [570 10th Ave, New York, NY 10036] on Sunday, April 30 at 8:00 PM. Tickets are $20 and available at https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10157817. There is no food and drink minimum. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Josh Groban, Bill Irwin and More Attend National Dance Institute's 2017 Gala Photo Coverage: Alec Baldwin, Josh Groban, Bill Irwin and More Attend National Dance Institute's 2017 Gala
by Jessica Fallon Gordon on April 25, 2017

National Dance Institute (NDI), the non-profit arts education organization founded in 1976 by legendary New York City Ballet principal dancer Jacques d'Amboise, hosted its 41st Annual Gala at PlayStation Theater in New York City last night, April 24. The Annual Gala is National Dance Institute's largest fundraising event, with all proceeds benefitting NDI's award-winning arts education programs. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)
And Bring Me Home At Last! See the Cast of ANASTASIA Take Opening Night Bows And Bring Me Home At Last! See the Cast of ANASTASIA Take Opening Night Bows
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017

The hotly anticipated stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opens on Broadway tonight. See the cast take their opening night bows in a video filmed live from the Broadhurst Theatre below! (more...)
BWW Morning Brief April 25th, 2017 - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Outer Critics Circle Nominees and More! BWW Morning Brief April 25th, 2017 - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Outer Critics Circle Nominees and More!
by Jessica Khan on April 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, starring Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins, opens tonight on Broadway, and Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski announce the 2017 Outer Critics Circle nominees this morning! (more...)
VIDEO: Meet Baby and Johnny in Just-Released Promo for ABC's DIRTY DANCING VIDEO: Meet Baby and Johnny in Just-Released Promo for ABC's DIRTY DANCING
by Stage Tube on April 24, 2017

Abigail Breslin, Debra Messing, Bruce Greenwood, Nicole Scherzinger, Sarah Hyland, Tony Roberts, Katey Sagal and Billy Dee Williams, along with rising stars Colt Prattes and J. Quinton Johnson, headline the stellar cast in a new adaptation of the global pop-cultural phenomenon, DIRTY DANCING, premiering WEDNESDAY, MAY 24 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT), on ABC.  (more...)
Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Festivities at Opening Night of ANASTASIA on Broadway Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Festivities at Opening Night of ANASTASIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical RAGTIME, the dazzling new musical ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920's, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Steps First! Get a Look at Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in BANDSTAND on Broadway Photo Flash: First Steps First! Get a Look at Laura Osnes and Corey Cott in BANDSTAND on Broadway
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017

The brand new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, opens on Wednesday, April 26 at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
United Scenic Artists 'Very Gratified' Following Tony Awards' Reinstatement of Sound Design Categories United Scenic Artists 'Very Gratified' Following Tony Awards' Reinstatement of Sound Design Categories
by BWW News Desk on April 24, 2017

Following news earlier today that the Tony Awards will reinstate sound design categories at this year's awards, The Sound Design committee of United Scenic Artists, Local USA 829, has released a message of endorsement.   (more...)