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INTO THE WOODS, NEXT TO NORMAL and More Set for Paradise Theatre's 2015-16 SeasonINTO THE WOODS, NEXT TO NORMAL and More Set for Paradise Theatre's 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Paradise Theatre announces seven family-friendly and diverse musicals for its 2015-2016 Season as they launch capital campaign 'Act Local' to save the arts on the Peninsula by creating a new performing arts and education center in Gig Harbor. (more...)

Josh Grisetti to Lead THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at NYC Fringe FestivalJosh Grisetti to Lead THE CRACK IN THE CEILING at NYC Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

The New York International Fringe Festival and CitySalt Theatricals present The Crack in the Ceiling starring Josh Grisetti* (It Shoulda Been You). Performances begin Saturday August 15th at 8:30pm at The Lynn Redgrave Theatre (Venue #13) - 45 Bleeker Street. Created and written by James Harvey with direction by Stephen Tyler Davis. (more...)

Cast Members from ALADDIN to Perform at Kids' State Dinner at the White House This WeekCast Members from ALADDIN to Perform at Kids' State Dinner at the White House This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Cast members from the Broadway company of the hit Disney musical will be performing at the White House for the Kids' State Dinner this Friday, July 10, First Lady Michelle Obama announced today. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 6/30/2015 - 7/7/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 6/30/2015 - 7/7/2015
by - Jul 7, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 6/30/2015 - 7/7/2015. (more...)

THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Album Will Be Released This FallTHE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME Cast Album Will Be Released This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

As BroadwayWorld exclusively reported last month, Paper Mill Playhouse's recent production of THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME, based on the novel by Victor Hugo and the Disney animated film, may not be Broadway-bound, but it will get a cast recording. The American Premiere Studio Recording of The Hunchback of Notre Dame, the only stage collaboration from two masters of the American musical Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, will be released on Monday, November 20th. CLICK HERE to sign up for pre-sale information! (more...)

Michigan Funeral Details Set for Danny McNieMichigan Funeral Details Set for Danny McNie
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

As our readers have been asked since we shared the sad news on June 19, 2015 that Danny McNie, 34, beloved son, brother, friend, singer, actor, and humanitarian, quietly passed away, services are set for Michigan this weekend. Click here for more details.  (more...)

BWW Interviews: Theatre Takes a VillageBWW Interviews: Theatre Takes a Village
by Carla Maria Verdino-Süllwold - Jul 3, 2015

Maine State Music Theatre held it third panel discussion devoted to its production of Sister Act on July 1, 2015, at the Curtis Memorial Library in Brunswick. Actors Kingsley Leggs and David Girolmo, stage manager Mark Johnson, music director Jason Wetzel, and MSMT Managing Director Stephanie Dupal spoke to Broadway World's moderator Carla Maria Verdino-Sullwold and a full house of enthusiastic MSMT patrons about the challenges of putting on this large scale show that has proved to be another huge hit for the company. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Greene Glimmers in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW Reviews: Greene Glimmers in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Michael Dale - Jul 3, 2015

Ellen Greene doesn't just reprise her iconic performances as Audrey, she deepens it. (more...)

BWW Interviews: Dear (Evan Hansen's) Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, How Do Your Musicals Grow?BWW Interviews: Dear (Evan Hansen's) Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, How Do Your Musicals Grow?
by Ellen Burns - Jul 2, 2015

The team of Benj Pasek & Justin Paul was literally “on the move” when I had the chance to chat with them about Dear Evan Hansen, their latest project, for which DC is fortunate enough to be the host for the world premiere, thanks to Arena Stage's dedication to nurturing new work. Benj and Justin were, in fact, driving to DC to begin the final stages of preparation for the July 10 first preview of the show. As it turns out, this was their very first visit to Arena Stage, and they were excited, and more than ready to be there. But first, we talked. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Company Celebrates Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Company Celebrates Opening Night
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman,Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the openning night party below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSReview Roundup: Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Review Roundups - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam & More Take Opening Night Bows for Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!Photo Coverage: Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam & More Take Opening Night Bows for Encores! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Walter McBride - Jul 2, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman,Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's Little Shop of Horrors, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the first curtain call below! (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Suddenly Seymour! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS ReturnsTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: Suddenly Seymour! LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Returns
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 2, 2015

This week's column salutes tonight's special concert event showcasing the New York return of a fan-favorite cult musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Suppertime! First Look at Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSPhoto Flash: Suppertime! First Look at Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More in Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene, Taran Killam, Eddie Cooper, Joe Grifasi, Tracy Nicole Chapman, Marva Hicks and Ramona Keller star in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, July 1-2, 2015 at New York City Center. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Illustrates- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS!
by Ken Fallin - Jul 1, 2015

Earlier this week, BroadwayWorld announced a new partnership with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Fallin previously drew for BroadwayWorld and our readers have long wanted his return, so it is with great pleasure that we welcome him back! Be sure to check back for more of Ken's exclusive art. Below, check out his illustration of Michael Cerveris, Judy Kuhn, Sydney Lucas, Emily Skeggs, and Beth Malone in Fun Home! (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening TonightJake Gyllenhaal, Ellen Greene and More Lead Encores! Off-Center's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Eddie Cooper and Joe Grifasi join Ellen Greene, Jake Gyllenhaal and Taran Killam in the Encores! Off-Center concert production of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, running for three performances, tonight, July 1, and tomorrow, July 2, 2015 at New York City Center. (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Klum and Adam Lambert Visit Broadway's ALADDIN Over PRIDE WeekendPhoto Flash: Heidi Klum and Adam Lambert Visit Broadway's ALADDIN Over PRIDE Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, is now in its second smash year on Broadway at the New Amsterdam Theatre (214 West 42nd Street). Heidi Klum and Adam Lambert visited Aladdin over PRIDE weekend! Scroll down for photos of them backstage with the cast! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Broadcast Music, Inc.® (BMI®), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The August 1, 2015, deadline is quickly approaching and applicants are asked to send in the requested materials as soon as possible. The Workshop begins mid-September 2015, and runs through June 2016. A recipient of the Tony Honors for Excellence in Theatre Award, the Lehman Engel Musical Workshop consists of approximately 250 composers, lyricists and book writers who are actively writing new works for the musical theatre. (more...)

Broadway in Branson Abruptly Closes THE LITTLE MERMAID Due to Statements of Racism and InequalityBroadway in Branson Abruptly Closes THE LITTLE MERMAID Due to Statements of Racism and Inequality
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Producer with Broadway in Branson, Justin Tranchita, announced that Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID, has been cancelled abruptly.  It was scheduled to run through the end of September at The Whitehouse Theatre.   (more...)

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