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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for MTC's Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for MTC's Spring Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - May 19, 2015

Manhattan Theatre Club just presented their annual Spring Gala last night, at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street). This year's gala was hosted by Tony Award winner Jane Krakowski ('The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt,' Nine) and featured special guest and Tony Award nominee for Airline Highway K. Todd Freeman, and performances by many of the most acclaimed musicals on Broadway including: Beautiful, Finding Neverland, Gigi, It Shoulda Been You, On The Town, Something Rotten!, and The Visit. BroadwayWorld takes you on inside the special event below! (more...)

FUN HOME, HAMILTON, THE KING AND I and More in the Lead for 2015 BWW Awards - 12 Days Left to Vote!FUN HOME, HAMILTON, THE KING AND I and More in the Lead for 2015 BWW Awards - 12 Days Left to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/18 with just 12 days to go in voting! (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Performs 'New York, New York' on 'Today'VIDEO: ON THE TOWN Cast Performs 'New York, New York' on 'Today'
by Caryn Robbins - May 18, 2015

The cast of Broadway's Tony-nominated musical ON THE TOWN stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform the number 'New York, New York.' Watch the appearance below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

On Monday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU star Lisa Howard. Lisa made her Broadway debut as Rona Lisa Peretti in the 2006 Tony nominated production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. From there she has been seen on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and 9 TO 5. In IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Howard has received glowing notices and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her turn as Jenny, older sister of the Bride who's gone out of her way to plan the perfect wedding. Despite acting alongside Broadway favorites like Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, and Sierra Boggess, much has been made of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU being a star making vehicle for Howard.  (more...)

BWW Awards Update 5/17 - 13 Days to Go; NEWSIES & WICKED Tied; FUN HOME in the LeadBWW Awards Update 5/17 - 13 Days to Go; NEWSIES & WICKED Tied; FUN HOME in the Lead
by BWW Special Coverage - May 17, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/17 with just 13 days to go in voting! (more...)

DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Perform on NBC's 'Today', 5/18DVR Alert - Cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Perform on NBC's 'Today', 5/18
by TV News Desk - May 15, 2015

NBC has announced that the cast of Broadway's ON THE TOWN will perform live on the plaza on Monday May 18th. (more...)

ON THE TOWN Returns to the Lyric Theatre This Afternoon!ON THE TOWN Returns to the Lyric Theatre This Afternoon!
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

Nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, On the Town is still going strong at the Lyric Theatre, but performances May 7-12 were canceled so that the theatre could host NYC upfronts for Univision Communications Inc. Performances will resume this afternoon at 2pm, May 13. Welcome back to the ship! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

Cast Your Vote Today in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards - Just 19 Days to Go!Cast Your Vote Today in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards - Just 19 Days to Go!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 11, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/11 with just 19 days to go in voting! (more...)

ON THE TOWN Cast Takes a Break as Lyric Theatre Hosts Univision UpfrontsON THE TOWN Cast Takes a Break as Lyric Theatre Hosts Univision Upfronts
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Nominated for four 2015 Tony Awards, On the Town is still going strong at the Lyric Theatre, but this week the cast begins a pre-scheduled week off. BroadwayWorld has learned that performances May 7-12 have been canceled so that the theatre can host NYC upfronts for Univision Communications Inc. Performances will resume on May 13. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine PaigeThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine Paige
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Theater People podcast welcomes 'The First Lady of British Musical Theater,' Olivier Award-winner Elaine Paige. For the episode, Paige discusses her farewell tour, and what exactly she means by 'farewell.' She also talks about the upcoming theatrical release of her recent concert which was filmed at Royal Albert Hall in London. Paige, perhaps best know for originating the roles of Eva Peron in EVITA and Grizabella in CATS, shares her remembrances of how those roles came to her and how they changed her life and career. Paige made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD Sunset Boulevard. She returned to Broadway in the critically acclaimed and Tony award winning 2012 revival of FOLLIES. In the role of Carlotta Campion, Paige received terrific notices for her performance of the showstopping song 'I'm Still Here.' (more...)

Theater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New SeasonTheater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New Season
by Matt Tamanini - May 4, 2015

After 18 months of successful broadcasting, the popular Theater People Podcast has launched a KickStarter campaign to help fund their new season. Having interviewed Broadway greats from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Laura Osnes (twice) to Celia Keenan-Bolger, the Theater People Podcast is one of the most influential and inspiring connections that many theatre fans have with their idols. The podcast has become a valuable resource for students, individuals working to build a career in the performing arts, and theater lovers across the world. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy, Tony Nominee Martha PlimptonTheater People Podcast Welcomes Emmy, Tony Nominee Martha Plimpton
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On Tuesday, April 28th the Theater People Podcast welcomes three-time Tony-nominee Martha Plimpton. Perhaps best know for her TV and film work (RAISING HOPE, THE GOONIES, PARENTHOOD, 200 CIGARETTES), she is also a reproductive rights activist and beloved theater star. On the episode she discusses 'Broadway Acts for Women,' taking place Sunday, May 3rd at 54 Below. The event, benefiting A is For..., an organization co-founded by Plimpton in 2012, will feature Patti LuPone, Lena Hall, and Jessie Tyler Ferguson among other Broadway A-Listers. Information and tickets can be found at www.54below.com. (more...)

Kander & Ebb's THE VISIT to Receive Cast RecordingKander & Ebb's THE VISIT to Receive Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Apr 23, 2015

It was announced today that The Visit, which will open tonight, Thursday, April 23rd as the final musical of the 2014-2015 Broadway season, will record its cast album. The Visit is the final musical ever written by legendary Oscar AwardŽ, Grammy AwardŽ and Tony AwardŽ-winning composer John Kander and his writing partner lyricist Fred Ebb, before Mr. Ebb passed away. (more...)

Randy Graff, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley & MoreSet for Barrington Stage's Mr. Finn's Cabaret This SummerRandy Graff, Alysha Umphress, Elizabeth Stanley & MoreSet for Barrington Stage's Mr. Finn's Cabaret This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2015

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce the 2015 season of performances at Mr. Finn's Cabaret, located on the lower level of the Sydelle and Lee Blatt Performing Arts Center, 36 Linden Street, Pittsfield. (more...)

VIDEO: Alysha Umphress Talks ON THE TOWN & More on NY1VIDEO: Alysha Umphress Talks ON THE TOWN & More on NY1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

Last week, NY1's Frank DiLella caught up with the actress to talk shop and more (more...)

VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson Perform 'I Can Cook Too' on 'Today'VIDEO: ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson Perform 'I Can Cook Too' on 'Today'
by TV News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress and Jay Armstrong Johnson stopped by this morning's TODAY to perform the number 'I Can Cook Too' from the hit Broadway musical. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 4/13/2015 - 39 STEPS, THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS, O'Neill Honors Nathan Lane and More!WAKE UP with BWW 4/13/2015 - 39 STEPS, THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS, O'Neill Honors Nathan Lane and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 13, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: 39 STEPS brings madcap adventure off-Broadway, THE 24 HOUR MUSICALS returns to NYC, and Lane, Hall & Groff are among tonight's gala honorees! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy KarlTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy Karl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

On Monday, April 13th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ROCKY and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Andy Karl. Karl, who has previously been seen on Broadway in JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE, 9 TO FIVE, and others shot to stardom when he was cast in the title role of Ahrens and Flaherty's $17 million adaptation of the Sylvester Stallone film. Karl reflects on being cast in the role, the physical and emotional toll the role took on him, and the life and career altering journey the experience was for him. He also discusses his excitement to be working alongside Kristin Chenowith in Roundabout Theater Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (the first Broadway job for which he didn't have to audition), and tells hilarious stories about collaborating with his wife Orfea on the Jerry Mitchell helmed 2007 production of LEGALLY BLONDE. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Highlights from VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below!VIDEO: Watch Highlights from VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below!
by Stage Tube - Apr 8, 2015

VERY VERY is a sexy electric reinvention of a classic comedy of rebellion, love, freedom, and redemption that turns Shakespeare's AS YOU LIKE IT into a full-out rock concert. Stars -- including some of the original cast -- recently reunited to rock it out in VERY VERY ROCK SHOW at 54 Below. Check out a look back at the evening below! (more...)

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