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VIDEO: Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Share Hilarious Review of Broadway's HAMILTON VIDEO: Kristen Bell & Dax Shepard Share Hilarious Review of Broadway's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017

While promoting their new film CHiPS in the Big Apple this week, adorable couple Kristen Bell and hubby Dax Shepard shared a night on the town which included a stop at the hit Broadway musical HAMILTON. (more...)
Volante, Mossman to Headline KINKY BOOTS in Manila; Show Opens 6/30 Volante, Mossman to Headline KINKY BOOTS in Manila; Show Opens 6/30
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017

Atlantis Theatrical Entertainment Group (ATEG) is thrilled to announce the full cast for KINKY BOOTS, Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical, which opens on June 30, 2017, at the Carlos P. Romulo Auditorium, RCBC Plaza, Makati City. (more...)
VIDEO: Jordan Fisher Performs MOANA's 'You're Welcome' ft. Lin-Manuel Miranda VIDEO: Jordan Fisher Performs MOANA's 'You're Welcome' ft. Lin-Manuel Miranda
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017

Jordan Fisher stars in the official video for 'You're Welcome' featuring Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda. The song, written by Miranda, appears on the MOANA soundtrack, available now. (more...)
Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON Takes Opening Night Bows Photo Coverage: MISS SAIGON Takes Opening Night Bows
by Walter McBride on March 24, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opened last night, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. BroadwayWorld was there to catch opening night bows, check out the photos below! (more...)
VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Credits Mandy Patinkin for Opening His 'Heart Chakra' VIDEO: Jake Gyllenhaal Credits Mandy Patinkin for Opening His 'Heart Chakra'
by BWW News Desk on March 24, 2017

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Jake Gyllenhaal chatted about his newly discovered 'heart chakra,' opened up by a visit by Mandy Patinkin to his Broadway performance in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. (more...)
BWW Review: Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - Lackluster Material, Brilliantly Performed BWW Review: Drabinsky's SOUSATZKA - Lackluster Material, Brilliantly Performed
by Alan Henry on March 24, 2017

The much anticipated opening of Sousatzka, the musical billed as the comeback of Garth Drabinsky, took place last night at the Elgin Theatre in Toronto. Sousatzka tells the story of holocaust survivor Madame Sousatzka (Victoria Clark), her prodigy piano pupil Themba (Jordan Barrow) - and how the two change each other's lives for the better. (more...)
Alec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Salute to Peter Shaffer Alec Baldwin, F Murray Abraham, Ian McKellan and More Join Salute to Peter Shaffer
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Stars of stage and screen will gather Monday, April 3rd to celebrate the life and legacy of Sir Peter Shaffer , much-beloved English playwright and screenwriter known for such iconic works as Equus , Amadeus , and Lettice and Lovage . Shaffer, a Manhattan resident for his last 40 years, died last May at 90, leaving behind loving family and friends, and a body of work that has shaped and influenced the theater scene for decades. (more...)
Emilia Clarke to Star in West End Production of FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT Emilia Clarke to Star in West End Production of FIVE TIMES IN ONE NIGHT
by Alexa Criscitiello on March 23, 2017

The Daily Mail has reported that Game of Thrones resident Khaleesi, Emilia Clarke, is set to visit the West End to star in a play Five Times In One Night, by American playwright, Chiara Ati. (more...)
Photo Flash: Their Shot! First Look at the National Tour of HAMILTON Photo Flash: Their Shot! First Look at the National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Few things have been as highly anticipated as the national tour of the sweeping hit Hamilton, and now the show has officially kicked off in San Francisco. Check out all-new shots from the touring production below. (more...)
BWW Morning Brief March 24th, 2017 - SWEAT, VANITY FAIR and More! BWW Morning Brief March 24th, 2017 - SWEAT, VANITY FAIR and More!
by Jessica Khan on March 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: SWEAT opens on Broadway this Sunday, and the world premiere of VANITY FAIR starts tonight Off-Broadway! (more...)
VIDEO: On This Day, March 24- The 1994 Revival of CAROUSEL Waltzes Onto Broadway VIDEO: On This Day, March 24- The 1994 Revival of CAROUSEL Waltzes Onto Broadway
by Stage Tube on March 24, 2017

On this day in 1994, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II's Carousel opened at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theatre. (more...)
Red Carpet Roundup: See All the Action from Opening Night of MISS SAIGON Red Carpet Roundup: See All the Action from Opening Night of MISS SAIGON
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. See all the red carpet action from opening night below! (more...)
Review Roundup: The Heat is On! The First Broadway Revival of MISS SAIGON Opens Tonight Review Roundup: The Heat is On! The First Broadway Revival of MISS SAIGON Opens Tonight
by Review Roundups on March 23, 2017

Cameron Mackintosh's acclaimed new production of Boublil and Schonberg's legendary musical Miss Saigon opens tonight, March 23rd, at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), where the original production of Miss Saigon opened on April 11, 1991. Miss Saigon will play a limited engagement through January 13, 2018, before launching a North American tour. See all the reviews as they roll in! (more...)
Photo Flash: Laughing for a Great Cause! VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Hosts NYCLU Benefit with Kathleen Turner and More Photo Flash: Laughing for a Great Cause! VILLAIN: DEBLANKS Hosts NYCLU Benefit with Kathleen Turner and More
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Audience-favorite Villain: DeBlanks returned to Feinstein's/54 Below with an all-star benefit, featuring Oscar and two-time Tony nominee KATHLEEN TURNER (War of the Roses, Serial Mom), Olivier Award winner LESLI MARGHERITA (Matilda, Dames at Sea), five-time Tony nominee JAN MAXWELL (Lend Me A Tenor, Follies), MICHAEL POTTS (Book of Mormon, True Detective), MAULIK PANCHOLY (30 Rock, Star Trek: Discovery), and Tony nominee MICAH STOCK (It's Only a Play, The Front Page). Scroll down for photos! (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Yale Rep's Starry ASSASSINS Photo Flash: First Look at Yale Rep's Starry ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Yale Repertory Theatre continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, featuring a book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, and directed by James Bundy, running now through April 8. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the show below! (more...)
Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run Broadway-Bound ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE Finds Full Company for La Jolla Playhouse Run
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse announced today the complete casting and public on-sale date for its world-premiere musical Escape to Margaritaville, featuring the songs of legendary singer-songwriter-author Jimmy Buffett. (more...)
VIDEO: Male Trio Covers DEAR EVAN HANSEN's 'Waving Through A Window' VIDEO: Male Trio Covers DEAR EVAN HANSEN's 'Waving Through A Window'
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

The latest installment from collaborative YouTube channel davidrowen/creative is a cover of 'Waving Through A Window' from Pasek & Paul's current Broadway hit, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)
BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto! BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Broadway-Bound SOUSATZKA in Toronto!
by BroadwayWorld TV on March 23, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opens tonight in Toronto. Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)
VIDEO: The Who's Who of the Arts World Records 'With A Little Help From My Friends' for Americans for the Arts VIDEO: The Who's Who of the Arts World Records 'With A Little Help From My Friends' for Americans for the Arts
by Stage Tube on March 23, 2017

Executive Producer Jonathan Estabrooks, Tony & Grammy Award-winning producer Van Dean (Broadway Records), two-time Tony-nominated Broadway producer Michael J Moritz Jr. and producer and Broadway orchestrator Charlie Rosen today announced that this past Tuesday, a Who's Who of Broadway, Hollywood, Theatre, Dance, and Music came together at the legendary Avatar Studios in New York City and Los Angeles to record and film a single of the iconic Beatles' song 'With A Little Help From My Friends' to inspire support for the arts in America. (more...)
Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 Season Ivo van Hove's A VIEW FROM THE BRIDGE, THE WOLVES and More Slated for Goodman Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Artistic Director Robert Falls announces Goodman Theatre's new 2017/2018 Season, which builds on the theater's 40-year commitment to producing works that are representative of American society. In announcing the new season, Falls serves up a dynamic mix of works from culturally and aesthetically diverse playwrights-new plays and revisited classics that address the most significant issues facing the country today. (more...)
Married Actors Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett to Bring LOOK AT IT MY WAY to Feinstein's/54 Below Married Actors Jarrod Spector and Kelli Barrett to Bring LOOK AT IT MY WAY to Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome Broadway veterans and married couple Kelli Barrett and Jarrod Spector in their brand-new show, 'Look at It My Way,' this April. (more...)
Photo Flash: First Look at Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & More in SOUSATZKA; Opens Tonight in Toronto! Photo Flash: First Look at Victoria Clark, Montego Glover & More in SOUSATZKA; Opens Tonight in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

The Broadway-bound, world premiere engagement of SOUSATZKA, with book by Craig Lucas, music by David Shire, and lyrics by Richard Maltby, Jr., based on the original novel 'Madame Sousatzka' by Bernice Rubens, opens tonight in Toronto. Directed by Adrian Noble and choreographed by Graciela Daniele, the production stars Victoria Clark, Montego Glover, Judy Kaye and Jordan Barrow. (more...)
Wait For It! HAMILTON Headed to Toronto for 2019-20 Season Wait For It! HAMILTON Headed to Toronto for 2019-20 Season
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Mirvish has just announced that the touring production of HAMILTON will be coming to Toronto as part of its 2019-20 subscription season. This will be a limited engagement; details, exact dates and a venue will be announced at a later date. (more...)
Set Sail with FRAN DRESCHER'S CABARET CRUISE to Benefit Cancer Schmancer Set Sail with FRAN DRESCHER'S CABARET CRUISE to Benefit Cancer Schmancer
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Everyone's a VIP on an enchanted evening Cabaret Cruise with Fran Drescher and friends on the Hornblower Infinity featuring music, food and drinks, and a commemorative photo with Fran, all to benefit Cancer Schmancer, dedicated to early detection, prevention and advocacy. (more...)
VIDEO: Check Out DEADPOOL/BEAUTY & THE BEAST Musical Mashup VIDEO: Check Out DEADPOOL/BEAUTY & THE BEAST Musical Mashup
by Movies News Desk on March 23, 2017

Below, check out a fan-made musical mashup of DEADPOOL and BEAUTY AND THE BEAST featuring an adult version of the rousing number “Gaston” from the original musical! (more...)
Photo Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop Photo Flash: Alan Menken, Glenn Slater Lead Master Class for BMI Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI) recently held their bi-annual Master Class for the renowned BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop. The Master Class brings in celebrated composers and lyricists from the Broadway world to give feedback and critique musical theatre pieces developed by members of the esteemed workshop. Scroll down for photos, featuring writing team Alan Menken and Glenn Slater! (more...)
Bid to See Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! on Opening Night Bid to See Bette Midler in HELLO, DOLLY! on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Hello, Dolly! is this season's impossible ticket. But look no further. (more...)
BWW TV: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates West End Opening Night! BWW TV: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates West End Opening Night!
by Official London Theatre on March 23, 2017

The critically acclaimed and multi award-winning new musical An American in Paris had its official London premiere earlier this week, at the beautifully restored Dominion Theatre. Christopher Wheeldon's stunning reinvention of the Oscar-winning film (that starred Gene Kelly and Leslie Caron) features the sublime music and lyrics of George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a new book by Craig Lucas. Read our review here (more...)
BWW TV:  Sugar, Butter, Sara! Bareilles and Her New WAITRESS Co-Stars Get Ready for Their Debuts! BWW TV: Sugar, Butter, Sara! Bareilles and Her New WAITRESS Co-Stars Get Ready for Their Debuts!
by TV - Press Previews on March 23, 2017

Multi platinum-selling Grammy and Tony nominated singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author Sara Bareilles, who composed the music and lyrics for the hit Broadway show Waitress, will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson for a limited engagement of 10 weeks, through June 11, 2017. Joining her are TV star Chris Diamantopoulos as Dr. Pomatter, who inspires the expert pie-maker to create an 'I Wanna Play Doctor with my Gynecologist' pie, and beloved Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson as Earl, Jenna's ne'er-do-well husband. (more...)
Andrew Dice Clay in Talks to Take On Key Role in STAR IS BORN Reboot Andrew Dice Clay in Talks to Take On Key Role in STAR IS BORN Reboot
by Movies News Desk on March 23, 2017

Comedian Andrew Dice Clay is currently in talks to take on the key role of Lorenzo in the upcoming remake of A STAR IS BORN, starring Lady Gaga. (more...)
Photo Flash: A Dreamer Arrives on Broadway! See Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat and More in AMELIE Photo Flash: A Dreamer Arrives on Broadway! See Phillipa Soo, Adam Chanler-Berat and More in AMELIE
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

AMELIE, A NEW MUSICAL, is currently in previews and will officially open at the Walter Kerr Theatre(219 W 48th Street) on April 3, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a whimsical first look at the cast in action below! (more...)
Betty Buckley to Release STORY SONGS Live Album This Spring; Track List Revealed! Betty Buckley to Release STORY SONGS Live Album This Spring; Track List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway legend Betty Buckley will introduce her powerful new live double album Story Songs from Palmetto Records on Friday, April 7. (more...)
Spectrum News NY1's ON STAGE to Spotlight COME FROM AWAY This Weekend Spectrum News NY1's ON STAGE to Spotlight COME FROM AWAY This Weekend
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Spectrum News NY1's On Stage will give viewers an in-depth look at the newest hit to take the Broadway stage in a special show dedicated entirely to the musical, 'Come From Away', to air on Saturday, March 25 at 9:30 a.m. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Sara Bareilles, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Swenson Get Ready for WAITRESS Photo Coverage: Sara Bareilles, Chris Diamantopoulos and Will Swenson Get Ready for WAITRESS
by Walter McBride on March 23, 2017

Multi platinum-selling Grammy and Tony nominated singer-songwriter and New York Times best-selling author Sara Bareilles, who composed the music and lyrics for the hit Broadway show Waitress, will make her Broadway acting debut on March 31 in the lead role of Jenna Hunterson for a limited engagement of 10 weeks, through June 11, 2017. Joining her are TV star Chris Diamantopoulos as Dr. Pomatter, who inspires the expert pie-maker to create an 'I Wanna Play Doctor with my Gynecologist' pie, and beloved Broadway leading man and Tony Award nominee Will Swenson as Earl, Jenna's ne'er-do-well husband. The trio met the press earlier today and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special occasion. Scroll down for photos from the meet & greet! (more...)
Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017 Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Presented by SeatGeek: March 23, 2017
by BWW Special Coverage on March 23, 2017

Looking to buy last minute tickets to a Broadway show? Don't know what to see? Trying to find a theater? (more...)
Jerry Seinfeld Bringing Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen Playhouse Jerry Seinfeld Bringing Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen Playhouse
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Letters from a Nut by Ted L. Nancy, a brand-new show based on the bestselling book series of prank letters and their responses from Ted L. Nancy (aka Barry Marder), will debut in June at the Geffen Playhouse as part of the theater's Spotlight Entertainment Series. The show is produced by Jerry Seinfeld, and written by Nancy, who will star alongside Beth Kennedy and Sam Kwasman. Pierre Balloon will direct. (more...)
Cynthia Erivo to Perform at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Honoring Patricia Arquette Cynthia Erivo to Perform at 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, Honoring Patricia Arquette
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

GLAAD, the world's LGBTQ media advocacy organization, announced today it will honor Academy Award-winning actress and activist Patricia Arquette at the 28th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton on April 1, 2017. (more...)
Broadway's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Drops Wednesday Matinees, Switches Sunday Start-Time Broadway's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Drops Wednesday Matinees, Switches Sunday Start-Time
by BWW News Desk on March 23, 2017

Producers of the new Broadway play, Significant Other, have just announced that there will be a change in performance schedule starting the week of March 28th. (more...)
VIDEO: Syfy's THE MAGICIANS Features Classic Musical Number from 'LES MIZ' VIDEO: Syfy's THE MAGICIANS Features Classic Musical Number from 'LES MIZ'
by TV News Desk on March 23, 2017

Last night's  episode of THE MAGICIANS on Syfy featured a performance of the LES MISERABLES show-stopper 'One Day More.' (more...)
BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Gains New Relevance As Americans Debate Refugee Issues BWW Review: MISS SAIGON Gains New Relevance As Americans Debate Refugee Issues
by Michael Dale on March 24, 2017

The helicopter is real this time, as is the Asian heritage of the leading man, as Claude-Michel Schonberg and Alain Boublil's MISS SAIGON lands at the Broadway Theatre once more. Laurence Connor does a solid job of mounting producer Cameron Mackintosh's newest version, with three of its West End stars crossing the Atlantic to make their Broadway debuts. (more...)