UPDATE: Responding to Public Outcry, Drama Desk Adds 'Best Book of a Musical' Category UPDATE: Responding to Public Outcry, Drama Desk Adds 'Best Book of a Musical' Category
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Drama Desk winners Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last week, April 28. However, the 'Best B... (more...)
Bid to Meet Kristin Chenoweth, Seth Rudetsky, B.D. Wong and Support Rosie's Theater Kids Bid to Meet Kristin Chenoweth, Seth Rudetsky, B.D. Wong and Support Rosie's Theater Kids
by Michael Dale on May 02, 2016

Charitybuzz has three new auctions to benefit Rosie O'Donnell's Rosie's Theater Kids... (more...)
INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis -  5/2 INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/2
by BWW Special Coverage on May 02, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/1/2016.... (more...)
Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/1/16 Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/1/16
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/1/2016.... (more...)
FREEZE FRAME: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of WAITRESS! FREEZE FRAME: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of WAITRESS!
by Walter McBride on May 02, 2016

DMI Soundtracks will soon release the original cast album for WAITRESS, distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation. Produced by Sara Bareilles and Neal Avron, the cast album is projected for r... (more...)
Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND's Laura Michelle Kelly Previews Her Feinstein's/54 Below Show! Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND's Laura Michelle Kelly Previews Her Feinstein's/54 Below Show!
by Walter McBride on May 02, 2016

On May 2, 16 and 30, Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome Broadway leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof) in a personal, revealing evening of song and st... (more...)
Up on the Marquee: AN ACT OF GOD Returns! Up on the Marquee: AN ACT OF GOD Returns!
by Walter McBride on May 02, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony® nominee and Emmy® winnerSean Hayes will play God in a limited 14-week engagement of the hit Broadway comedy An Act of God at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 W... (more...)
Age Discrimination Accused as Dallas Summer Musicals Fires President Michael A. Jenkins Age Discrimination Accused as Dallas Summer Musicals Fires President Michael A. Jenkins
by Michael Dale on May 02, 2016

A press release issued this morning names interim managing director David Hyslop as beginning 'a new generation of leadership.'... (more...)
Casts of WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & Many More Will Participate in 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY Outdoor Concert Casts of WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & Many More Will Participate in 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY Outdoor Concert
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

This year's Stars in the Alley will take place on Friday, June 3rd at 12:30pm in Broadway's legendary Shubert Alley, west of Seventh Avenue between 44th & 45th streets, it was announced today.... (more...)
Photo Flash: Jack Black & Paul Rudd Visit Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK! Photo Flash: Jack Black & Paul Rudd Visit Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK!
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

Broadway's SCHOOL OF ROCK welcomed the original Dewey Finn, Jack Black, to the Winter Garden Theatre this weekend - check out photos of Black, as well as actor Paul Rudd, with stars Alex Brightman, Si... (more...)
BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Fly Trapeze! BWW TV: The Matildas Learn How To... Fly Trapeze!
by BroadwayWorld TV on May 02, 2016

What will the three leading ladies of Broadway's MATILDA tackle next? Below, watch as the adorable Ava Briglia, Willow McCarthy, and Aviva Winick take on the trapeze!... (more...)
National Endowment for the Arts & Miles Wilkin to Receive Special 2016 Tony Awards National Endowment for the Arts & Miles Wilkin to Receive Special 2016 Tony Awards
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced that the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) and Miles Wilkin will both be honored with the 2016 Special Tony Awards.... (more...)
Garry Marshall Reveals PRETTY WOMAN Musical Eyeing 2017 Broadway Opening Garry Marshall Reveals PRETTY WOMAN Musical Eyeing 2017 Broadway Opening
by TV News Desk on May 02, 2016

In a new interview with Vanity Fair, director Garry Marshall revealed details on the highly anticipated stage musical based on the 1990's romantic comedy PRETTY WOMAN.... (more...)
Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel? Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?
by Backstage With Richard Ridge on May 02, 2016

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME? Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part in SAG-AFTRA Founda... (more...)
WATCH NOW: Your Weekly BroadwayWorld Vine Fix w/ OKLAHOMA, MATILDA, HAIRSPRAY, HAMILTON, and More! WATCH NOW: Your Weekly BroadwayWorld Vine Fix w/ OKLAHOMA, MATILDA, HAIRSPRAY, HAMILTON, and More!
by Maeve Riley on May 02, 2016

On top of our comedic content, we also aim to provide an inside look at the newest up-and-coming shows, and short (but sweet) six second interviews with all of our favorite stars.... (more...)
VIDEOS: HAMILTON's Rise Up Rye Beer Benefits Elizabeth Hamilton's Graham Windham VIDEOS: HAMILTON's Rise Up Rye Beer Benefits Elizabeth Hamilton's Graham Windham
by Michael Dale on May 02, 2016

Broadway actors Mark Aldrich and Jimmy Ludwig came up with the idea of matching hit shows with local breweries.... (more...)
Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards! Stars from THE COLOR PURPLE, ON YOUR FEET, TUCK EVERLASTING & More Earn 2016 Theatre World Awards!
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

The Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors (Dale Badway, President) has announced the 2016 Theatre World Award Honorees for Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance who will be ce... (more...)
Photo Flash: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Many FULLY COMMITTED Characters Come Together in New Composite Photo Flash: Jesse Tyler Ferguson's Many FULLY COMMITTED Characters Come Together in New Composite
by BWW News Desk on May 02, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway as nearly 40 outrageous characters in the smash hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode, directed by... (more...)
VIDEO: Young Theater Critic Iain Armitage Appears on NBC's LITTLE BIG SHOTS! VIDEO: Young Theater Critic Iain Armitage Appears on NBC's LITTLE BIG SHOTS!
by TV News Desk on May 02, 2016

Young theater critic Iain Armitage appeared on last night's LITTLE BIG SHOTS, a new NBC reality competition for young talent hosted by Steve Harvey.... (more...)
Photo Coverage: Backstage with the Winners and Presenters of the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards! Photo Coverage: Backstage with the Winners and Presenters of the 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon on May 02, 2016

The 2016 Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway were handed out last night to recipients in 18 categories, with two special awards and two honorary awards also bestowed. The Lo... (more...)
   

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