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Laura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American PopsLaura Osnes, Lindsay Mendez and More to Celebrate '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with the American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their all-star 2016-2017 season with Don't Rain on My Parade: 75 Years of Barbra Streisand on Friday, January 13, 2017 at 8:00 PM at The George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). (more...)

Breaking News: Robert Fairchild, Helene Yorke, Richard Kind  & More Join Will Chase & Kelli O'Hara in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE BenefitBreaking News: Robert Fairchild, Helene Yorke, Richard Kind & More Join Will Chase & Kelli O'Hara in Roundabout's KISS ME, KATE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director/CEO) has just announced Robert Fairchild (Bill), Helene Yorke (Lois), Chuck Cooper (Harry Trevor/Baptista), Richard Kind (Gangster) and John Pankow (Gangster) will join Kelli O'Hara (Lilli Vanessi) and Will Chase (Fred Graham) in a one-night only Benefit Concert Reading of Kiss Me, Kate with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Sam and Bella Spewack, music direction by Patrick Vaccariello and choreography by Warren Carlyle. Roundabout's Associate Artistic Director, Scott Ellis, will direct this one-night only special event. (more...)

American Pops Orchestra to Continue 'Third Thursdays' with LIVE! AT 10TH AND GAmerican Pops Orchestra to Continue 'Third Thursdays' with LIVE! AT 10TH AND G
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will continue their lunchtime concert series "THIRD THURSDAYS" to highlight the unique musical personalities and special talents of the members of their acclaimed ensemble at Live! at 10th and G (First Congregational, UCC Washington - 945 G Street NW, Washington, DC 20001) - this Thursday, November 17 at 12:15 PM.  (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 Blog: Kellie Williams - Broadway Advocacy Coalition's THE INVITATION: Political ParticipationBWW Blog: Kellie Williams - Broadway Advocacy Coalition's THE INVITATION: Political Participation
by Guest Blogger: Kellie Williams - Nov 14, 2016

On Sunday November 6th, the Broadway Advocacy Coalition held the first in a series of monthly events called The Invitation. The theme was Political Participation. The Coalition has teamed up with professors, lawyers, and students at Columbia Law School in an effort to bring the arts and policies together. The Broadway Advocacy Coalition was formed after a social media post from Amber Iman became a movement. Her fellow Broadway actors Adrienne Warren, Britton Smith, Cameron J. Ross, Christian Dante White, and Jackie Bell came together with her to organize an event to bring to light the plight of Black people in America. After the success of that first event, Broadway for Black Lives Matter, they decided to expand their programming to include The Invitation. (more...)

Photo Flash: Charl Brown, Lilli Cooper, Lesli Margherita and More Belt in BROADWAY SINGS BEYONCEPhoto Flash: Charl Brown, Lilli Cooper, Lesli Margherita and More Belt in BROADWAY SINGS BEYONCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Last week, some of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings Beyonce, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. BroadwayWorld has photos from the concert below! (more...)


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Photo Flash: Alice Ripley, Alysha Umphress and More at Living For Today's MY FIRST TIME BenefitPhoto Flash: Alice Ripley, Alysha Umphress and More at Living For Today's MY FIRST TIME Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

LIVING FOR TODAY presented a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time' on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St). The concert was produced and directed by David Alpert (IF/THEN, The Trip to Bountiful, Artistic Director of Headline Programming at BroadwayCon) with music direction by Jason Wetzel (After Midnight). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy GonzalezThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Beast Mandy Gonzalez
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 31, 2016

On Monday, Theater People podcast welcome's HAMILTON'S Mandy Gonzalez. She made her Broadway debut in 2000 in AIDA as the Amnneris standby. She eventually took the role over full-time. She went on to originate roles in DANCE OF THE VAMPIRES and LENNON before winning her breakout role as Nina in Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS, a role she originated in the show's pre-Off Broadway days. She went on to take over the role of Elphaba in WICKED and can now be seen eight times a week in the hottest show on Broadway, HAMILTON. (more...)

Full Cast Announced for Broadway Sings Beyonce - Featuring Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper, and More!Full Cast Announced for Broadway Sings Beyonce - Featuring Lesli Margherita, Lilli Cooper, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 18, 2016

The full lineup is set for the 13th installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings Beyonce, which will feature completely new arrangements of her record-breaking hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Newly announced performers for the concert include Tony Nominee Charl Brown (Motown), Lilli Cooper (Spring Awakening), Lesli Margherita (Matilda The Musical), and Kyle Taylor Parker (Kinky Boots). (more...)

Alice Ripley and More Sign on for Living For Today's 'MY FIRST TIME' Benefit ConcertAlice Ripley and More Sign on for Living For Today's 'MY FIRST TIME' Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Living for Today will present a benefit concert entitled Living for Today: 'My First Time', on Sunday, October 30 at Joe's Pub (425 Lafayette St) beginning at 7PM. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong JohnsonThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway Favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 17, 2016

On Monday, October 17 the Theater People podcast welcome's Broadway favorite Jay Armstrong Johnson. Armstrong made his Broadway debut in 2009 in HAIR. He next stood-by for Aaron Tveit in CATCH ME IF YOU CAN. He originated the role of Greg Wihote in the 2013 Broadway production of HANDS ON A HARDBODY and then starred as chip in the critically acclaimed 2014 revival of ON THE TOWN. For the episode, Johnson talks about how discovering theater at a young age changed his life for the better, how he was able to make Broadway producers take him seriously as a leading man, and shares some of the music from his new album 'Jay Armstrong Johnson: Live at Feinstein's / 54 Below.' (more...)

Tituss Burgess Joins 'JUST A PIANO' BC/EFA Benefit at The TriadTituss Burgess Joins 'JUST A PIANO' BC/EFA Benefit at The Triad
by BWW News Desk - Oct 4, 2016

Emmy nominee Tituss Burgess (Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt) has been added to the starry lineup for Lee Summers' Just A Piano Benefit Concert for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, October 10, at 9pm at The Triad (158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca LukerThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Rebecca Luker
by Theater People Podcast - Oct 3, 2016

On Monday, October 3rd, Theater People podcast welcomes three-time Tony nominee Rebecca Luker. For the episode, Luker shares stories from her nearly three decades on Broadway, offers advice for actors just starting out, and offers her thoughts on 2016 Presidential election. (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely TysonPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS BEYONCE Sets Cast for 11/7BROADWAY SINGS BEYONCE Sets Cast for 11/7
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The BROADWAY SINGS concert series will present its 13th installment with Broadway Sings Beyonce at the Highline Ballroom on November 7th at 8pm. A cast of 15 Broadway stars from shows such as Hamilton, Spring Awakening, and Waitress will sing completely new arrangements of the pop queen's greatest hits (including selections from her recent Lemonade album), accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. Previous artists honored in the series include Adele, Michael Jackson, Beyonce, Sara Bareilles, Billy Joel, and Whitney Houston. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas KailThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

Shanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Recording, Out TodayShanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Recording, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Masterworks Broadway celebrates the release of the World Premiere Recording of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical available today, September 16, 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy KushnierThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes PARAMOUR Star Jeremy Kushnier
by Theater People Podcast - Aug 22, 2016

Kushnier made his Broadway debut in the lead role of Ren McCormack in the 1998 production of FOOTLOOSE. He went on to star on Broadway in RENT, JERSEY BOYS, and JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR. He was a part of the original New York company of SHEAR MADDNESS, and he can currently be seen in PARAMOUR, Cirque Du Soliel's first-ever Broadway production. (more...)

Shanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL RecordingShanice Williams, Alex Newell, Lilli Cooper and More Featured on POLKADOTS: THE COOL KIDS MUSICAL Recording
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Masterworks Broadway announces the release of the World Premiere Recording of Polkadots: The Cool Kids Musical available September 16, 2016. (more...)

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