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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...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon UranowitzThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2016BWW's On This Day - November 13, 2016
by - Nov 13, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 13 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/12/2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/12/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 12, 2016BWW's On This Day - November 12, 2016
by - Nov 12, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 12 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Rosie O'Donnell, Alex Brightman Set for Showtime Comedy Pilot SMILFRosie O'Donnell, Alex Brightman Set for Showtime Comedy Pilot SMILF
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Rosie O'Donnell (Broadway's GREASE, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, SEUSSICAL) has joined the cast of Showtime's upcoming comedy SMILF, based on Frankie Shaw's award-winning short film. (more...)

Photo Flash: The New Class at SCHOOL OF ROCK Takes First Bows!Photo Flash: The New Class at SCHOOL OF ROCK Takes First Bows!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical is entering its second smashing year on Broadway with a new class of cast members. Comedic actor Eric Petersen just assumed the role of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn, last night, November 7, 2016. The Kid Band, who perform Andrew Lloyd Webber's score live at every performance, now includes new cast members Rachel Katzke as Katie the bass player and Walden Sullivan as Lawrence the keyboardist, along with returning cast members, Brandon Niederauer as Zack the guitarist and Raghav Mehrotra as Freddy on drums. Additionally, Olivia Chun assumes the role of super serious band manager Summer, Steven Booth assumes the role of Ned, Annabelle Wachtel plays Marcy, Terrance Bell, Jr. plays Mason, Chloe Bryanwill plays Madison, and Ellie Kim joins the cast as a swing. (more...)

Tony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This MonthTony Winner Brian Stokes Mitchell Set for WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

Maberry Theatricals has announced that two-time Tony Award winner Brian Stokes Mitchell will take the stage for one-night-only in WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT, the internationally-acclaimed play by Nassim Soleimanpour, on Monday, November 28, 2016. (more...)

Eric Petersen Joins New Class at SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight!Eric Petersen Joins New Class at SCHOOL OF ROCK Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Andrew Lloyd Webber's smash hit musical School of Rock - The Musical is entering its second smashing year on Broadway with a new class of cast members. Comedic actor Eric Petersen assumes the role of wannabe rock star, Dewey Finn, tonight, November 7, 2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/7/2016 - New School of Rockers, Galas Galore and Chita at Carnegie Hall!Broadway AM Report, 11/7/2016 - New School of Rockers, Galas Galore and Chita at Carnegie Hall!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 7, 2016

Today's big news: SCHOOL OF ROCK welcomes a slammin' new substitute teacher, galas take over NYC, and Chita Rivera brings NOWADAYS to Carnegie Hall! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/5-11/6/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 11/5-11/6/2016
by - Nov 6, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 6, 2016 - Sunday, November 6, 2016. (more...)

Alex Brightman Plays Final SCHOOL OF ROCK Performance Tonight, Says Goodbye Via TwitterAlex Brightman Plays Final SCHOOL OF ROCK Performance Tonight, Says Goodbye Via Twitter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2016

Tony Nominee Alex Brightman plays his final performance in School of Rock on Broadway tonight after performing the role of Dewey Finn for nearly a year. Before taking the stage, Brightman expressed his gratitude and said goodbye via Twitter. Check out the collected tweets below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley & More Dish on Fame, Fans, and Life as a Child Actor (Part 2)BWW Exclusive: Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley & More Dish on Fame, Fans, and Life as a Child Actor (Part 2)
by Matt Smith - Nov 3, 2016

In this comprehensive, two-part (!!!) BWW feature, our eclectic panel of child actors - including Lilla Crawford, Joshua Colley, Luca Padovan and Isabella Russo (with additional commentary from Savvy Crawford) - sound off on their most memorable career experiences, fan encounters, maintaining balance between work and school commitments and the ever-important topic of putting children in the spotlight.  (more...)

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