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In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, RodriguezThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2016 Drama League AwardsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet at the 2016 Drama League Awards
by Walter McBride - May 21, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathered yesterday, May 20th, for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway). BroadwayWorld was there for the big event - check out photos below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/20/2016 - The Drama League Awards and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/20/2016 - The Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 20, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Drama League Awards are being presented today, hosted by Zachary Levi and Megan Hilty! (more...)

Ready to Jam Across the Pond, Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Sets London Dates!Ready to Jam Across the Pond, Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Sets London Dates!
by Jessica Khan - May 19, 2016

SCHOOL OF ROCK is officially headed to London this autumn! (more...)

SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess to Lead Social Media for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEYSCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman and Sierra Boggess to Lead Social Media for 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Can't be there live? Don't sweat it. 2016 Tony Award Nominee Alex Brightman and his School of Rock The Musical co-star, Sierra Boggess have been named social media correspondents for the 2016 STARS IN THE ALLEY concert, presented by United Airlines. The pair will post on social media throughout the event, keeping fans up-to-date on all of the action behind the scenes and on stage. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Christmas? None Make Alex Brightman Happier Than His Tony Nomination!Tony Awards Close-Up: Birthday, Bar Mitzvah, Christmas? None Make Alex Brightman Happier Than His Tony Nomination!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 18, 2016

As the head of the class at School of Rock, Alex Brightman creates a rock concert every night for the audience at the Winter Garden Theatre. His take on Dewey Finn (or Mr. Schneebly) has earned him his first Tony nomination for Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical and he doesn't quite know how to properly celebrate. Find out what we mean below! (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski Top 2016 Astaire Awards; All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala was held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG and SHE LOVES ME's Jane Krakowski led the pack - scroll down for the full list of winners! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! Among Nominees for 2016 Astaire Awards; Ceremony Tonight at Skirball!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards gala will be held tonight, May 16, to honor outstanding dance and choreography on Broadway, off-Broadway, and in film, at the NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts (566 LaGuardia Place). (more...)

Andrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Eyeing Autumn Bow at New London Theatre; Still Hunting for LeadAndrew Lloyd Webber's SCHOOL OF ROCK Eyeing Autumn Bow at New London Theatre; Still Hunting for Lead
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

The Daily Mail reports that the West End production of School of Rock - The Musical, previously announced for a May 2017 bow at the New London Theatre, might be bringing the Gods of Rock to London sooner. (more...)

Breaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead PackBreaking News: Outer Critics Circle Announces 2015-16 Award Winners - SHE LOVES ME; LONG DAY'S JOURNEY Lead Pack
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Just In! The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2015-16 season in 25 categories. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Get Up Close and Personal with This Season's Tony Nominees!Photo Coverage: Get Up Close and Personal with This Season's Tony Nominees!
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

Who really cares about spring? Awards season has arrived- the only time of the year that really matters to Broadway fans everywhere. The 2016 Tony nominees were announced earlier this week, with a record 16 nods going to HAMILTON, and show like SHUFFLE ALONG, SHE LOVES ME and LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT also picking up a considerable amount of recognition. Just yesterday the nominees flocked to the Paramount Hotel, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month (so watch out for lots more), but for now, hold yourself over with some beautiful portraits of the nominees as captured by Walter McBride. (more...)

VIDEO: SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Celebrates Their Four Tony Nominations Like Rock StarsVIDEO: SCHOOL OF ROCK Cast Celebrates Their Four Tony Nominations Like Rock Stars
by Michael Dale - May 4, 2016

The kids of SCHOOL OF ROCK, and even the adults, can't help getting a little rowdy after hearing the news. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2016

Below, check out how each show fared individually in BWW's list of nominations by show. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards Nominations - HAMILTON Breaks Record with 16! And the Nominees Are...2016 Tony Awards Nominations - HAMILTON Breaks Record with 16! And the Nominees Are...
by BWW Special Coverage - May 3, 2016

Check out the 2016 Tony Award nominees below and follow us throughout the day for exclusive nominee interviews, special coverage and lots more! (more...)

Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!Casts of SHUFFLE ALONG, HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET! & More Earn Astaire Awards Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Nominations for the 2016 Fred and Adele Astaire Awards, which honor outstanding dance and choreography on stage and screen, were announced today at the Friar's Club by New York Post columnist Michael Riedel. For the first time, the Fred and Adele Astaire Awards have explored recognizing excellence in dance, movement, and choreography off-Broadway. Twenty eligible shows in the non-profit and commercial off-Broadway arenas met the eligibility requirements and were considered. (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 - May 2, 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, Sierra Boggess and more below!  (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid (Marks, Washington Post) DC cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. (more...)

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