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Photo Flash: Kate Shindle, Alison Bechdel and More Celebrate FUN HOME's Opening at the AhmansonPhoto Flash: Kate Shindle, Alison Bechdel and More Celebrate FUN HOME's Opening at the Ahmanson
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

The Tony Award-winning musical 'Fun Home' opened last night, February 22, at the Ahmanson Theatre and continues through April 1, 2017. BroadwayWorld has photos from the starry opening festivities below! (more...)

Tyler Fischer to Host THREE DAY WEEKEND Late Night Comedy Show at 54 BelowTyler Fischer to Host THREE DAY WEEKEND Late Night Comedy Show at 54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Late Night Comedy at 54, a recurring late night comedy series hosted by Tyler Fischer (Younger, Chicago Med) and produced by David De Almo (Mike Birbiglia's Thank God for Jokes, Colin Quinn: The New York Story). The series' flagship show, entitled Three Day Weekend, begins its run on Sunday, March 5th 2017 at 11:30pm, and plays every other Sunday through May 30th. (more...)

Bryce Pinkham, Ann Harada and More Set for Drew Gasparini's 'IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY' at Feinstein's/54 BelowBryce Pinkham, Ann Harada and More Set for Drew Gasparini's 'IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY' at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, will present THE MUSIC & LYRICS OF DREW GASPARINI: IT'S KIND OF A FUNNY STORY on Monday, March 20th at 7:00pm & 9:30pm with a cast featuring 2014 Tony nominee Bryce Pinkham (Holiday Inn, A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder), Ann Harada (Avenue Q, Cinderella), Preston Truman Boyd (Sunset Boulevard, She Loves Me), and Colton Ryan (Dear Evan Hansen), among others. (more...)

Photo Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Leads Audition Workshop at A Class Act NYPhoto Flash: SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Leads Audition Workshop at A Class Act NY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

A Class Act NY, the award-winning acting studio for kids and teens, hosted Tony-Nominated Broadway star Alex Brightman (SCHOOL OF ROCK, WICKED, MATILDA) for an audition technique workshop. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

Michael Campayno, Will Roland and More to Sing for Mental Health in '54 LOVES YOU'Michael Campayno, Will Roland and More to Sing for Mental Health in '54 LOVES YOU'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Michael Campayno, Will Roland, and many more in 54 Loves You: A Concert for Mental Health on Sunday, March 26th 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Supports SAY at Paul Rudd's All-Star Bowling BenefitPhoto Coverage: Broadway Supports SAY at Paul Rudd's All-Star Bowling Benefit
by Walter McBride - Feb 14, 2017

Broadway came out last night for the Fifth Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young. Attendees included: Emily Bergl, Alex Brightman,Geneva Carr, Alexander Chaplin, Nadia Dajani, Melissa Errico, Gilbert Gottfried, Jenna Leigh Green, Mariska Hargitay, Jeremy Hays, Peter Hermann, Seth Herzog, Cady Huffman, James Monroe Iglehart, Richard Kind, Alex Lacamoire, Patrick McEnroe, Greg Naughton, Michael Oberholtzer, Kelli O'Hara, Caroline Rhea, Nicki Richards, Daphne Rubin-Vega, Frank Wood, & many more, as well as SAY kids. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanzeThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winning Legend LaChanze
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 13, 2017

On Monday, February 13th, Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-winner LaChanze. For the episode, LaChanze talks about how growing up in Connecticut afforded her the opportunity to make frequent trips into New York City where she saw such shows as the original CHICAGO and EVITA with Patti LuPone. (more...)

Tituss Burgess, Rachel Bay Jones, Javier Munoz and More Tapped for BROADWAY BACKWARDSTituss Burgess, Rachel Bay Jones, Javier Munoz and More Tapped for BROADWAY BACKWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

Three Tony Award-winning performers and stars from Broadway's biggest hits will be among the star-studded storytellers sharing their hearts through song at this year's Broadway Backwards, a show celebrating equality and community through gender-reversed interpretations of beloved show tunes. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ian Gray - Front and CenterBWW Interview: Ian Gray - Front and Center
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Jan 30, 2017

My favorite experience was playing the part of Young Cain in The Children of Eden. I loved being with all of the college students. They were so talented and taught me a lot. I only knew one person from a previous Valley Youth Theatre play, but by the end had a lot of great friends. Even though I was just a kid they treated me like a professional. I will always remember that. When I am an adult actor, I will be sure to be nice to all the kid actors. (more...)

HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Will Host Paul Rudd's All-Star SAY Bowling BenefitHAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon Will Host Paul Rudd's All-Star SAY Bowling Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2017

SAY: The Stuttering Association for the Young announced today that Hamilton's Brandon Victor Dixon will be the guest host at the Fifth Annual Paul Rudd All-Star Bowling Benefit to support SAY. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Isabella Russo Cast in NBC PilotSCHOOL OF ROCK's Isabella Russo Cast in NBC Pilot
by Julie Musbach - Jan 21, 2017

In an exclusive announcement, Deadline revealed that Isabella Russo has been cast in an upcoming pilot headed by FRESH OFF THE BOAT co-executive producer Kourtney Kang. (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Will Give Master Classes at A Class Act NYSCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman Will Give Master Classes at A Class Act NY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2017

Tony Nominee Alex Brightman will give one day master classes through A Class Act NY. (more...)

Works by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at GoodspeedWorks by Paula Vogel, Alex Brightman and More Set for 2017 Johnny Mercer Writers Colony at Goodspeed
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

In what has become an annual ritual, a total of 32 established and emerging composers, lyricists, and librettists will converge on the Goodspeed campus from mid-January through mid-February 2017 to participate in the Johnny Mercer Foundation Writers Colony at Goodspeed Musicals. The writing teams, representing 18 new musicals, will populate the campus, creating a truly exciting environment for discovery and inspiration. (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber to Waive SCHOOL OF ROCK Fees for Schools Producing the MusicalAndrew Lloyd Webber to Waive SCHOOL OF ROCK Fees for Schools Producing the Musical
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

In his latest motion of support for promoting arts education in schools, Andrew Lloyd Webber said in an interview with The Times that he plans to allow schools to produce his latest hit musical, School of Rock, for free. Moreover, Lloyd Webber will provide the groups with scripts, scores, and other necessary materials for the musical. 'It's a no-brainer. School of Rock is about kids making music. Let's get on with it. You have to get music back into everybody's DNA again,' Lloyd Webber said, with regard to his opinion that schools should be able to perform musicals before they finish their commercial runs on Broadway, the West End, and elsewhere.  (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Play Final Performance 12/19WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Play Final Performance 12/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Maberry Theatricals (Devlin Elliott and Tom Kirdahy) are thrilled to announce that Emmy Award winning actor Richard Thomas ("The Waltons," You Can't Take It With You) will perform the final show of the critically-acclaimed engagement of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Monday, December 19, 2016. The limited engagement, New York Premiere of WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT began performances on March 7.  (more...)

Winter Workshops at A Class Act NY Acting StudioWinter Workshops at A Class Act NY Acting Studio
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

One-Day Winter Workshops Hamilton Stars to Tony Nominees and L.A. and NYC Agents and Casting Directors, we have something in store for everyone this winter and we're adding new programs all the time!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates One Year on Broadway!Photo Coverage: SCHOOL OF ROCK Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Jennifer Broski - Dec 7, 2016

Just yesterday, the company of School of Rock took a break to celebrate the musical's one year anniversary at the Winter Garden Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special day, and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's Smash Hit SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year On BroadwayAndrew Lloyd Webber's Smash Hit SCHOOL OF ROCK - THE MUSICAL Celebrates One Year On Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 6, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical celebrates one year on Broadway, today, Tuesday, December 6, 2016. The musical began preview performances at the Winter Garden Theatre (1634 Broadway) on November 9, 2015 and officially opened, to rave reviews, on December 6, 2015. (more...)

WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Close This Month with Mystery StarWHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT to Close This Month with Mystery Star
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Maberry Theatricals has announced that the critically-acclaimed solo play White Rabbit Red Rabbit, by Nassim Soleimanpour, will play the final performance of its limited New York Premiere engagement on Monday, December 19, 2016. (more...)

Broadway to Trump: Sit Down, DonBroadway to Trump: Sit Down, Don
by BWW News Desk - Nov 19, 2016

In a show of solidarity and support for their fellow artists, however, Broadway took to Twitter to express gratitude to the Hamilton cast and plea anew with Trump to respond to the rise in hate crimes since his election, the truth behind his settlement deal for defrauding thousands of Trump University students, and his plans to appoint known white nationalists—including Jeff Sessions, who, during the 1980s, was deemed too racist to be a federal judge—to his future cabinet. (more...)

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