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DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens TodayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens today, February 1st, at 10am for tickets to Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens MondayBox Office for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG Opens Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Music Box Theatre box office (239 West 45th Street) opens Monday, February 1st at 10am for tickets to SHUFFLE ALONG Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth MaloneThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth Malone
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 18, 2016

On Monday, January 18th, The Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-nominated FUN HOME star Beth Malone. Malone made her Broadway debut in the 2006 production of RING OF FIRE, and has found much success working regionally, including a critically acclaimed turn in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. (more...)

Rehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonaldRehearsals Kick Off Next Week for Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG, Starring Audra McDonald
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

A friendly reminder! Rehearsals begin on Monday, January 18th for Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a new production that presents both the 1921 musical itself, and additionally details the events that catalyzed the songwriting team of Noble Sissle and Eubie Blake, and librettists F.E. Miller and Aubrey Lyles to create this ground-breaking work. SHUFFLE ALONG will star six-time Tony Award-winner Audra McDonald, Tony Award-winners Brian Stokes Mitchell and Billy Porter, and Tony Award-nominees Brandon Victor Dixon and Joshua Henry. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise GoldsberryThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

On Monday, January 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Renee Elise Goldsberry. In the episode, Goldsberry talks about why she turned down her audition for the show several times, learning her showstopping number 'Satisfied,' and how it feels to be a part of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON.  (more...)

Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016Something to Look Forward to! Musicals Opening on Broadway in 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 2, 2016

With a handful of new pieces set to bow before the Tony Awards deadline in April, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at those currently set to bow on the Great White Way this year! (more...)

Hot Video: Get a First Look at Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More in Rehearsals for SHUFFLE ALONGHot Video: Get a First Look at Audra McDonald, Brian Stokes Mitchell & More in Rehearsals for SHUFFLE ALONG
by Stage Tube - Dec 20, 2015

SUNDAY MORNING on CBS took viewers behind the scenes of the new Broadway production SHUFFLE ALONG, a reimagining of the classic 1921 musical - one of the earliest hit shows starring, written and directed by African-Americans. Now, we're taking you into the video which has just popped online! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe on the Footnote of 1921STAGE TUBE: SHUFFLE ALONG's George C. Wolfe on the Footnote of 1921
by Stage Tube - Dec 18, 2015

The show marks a reunion for legendary tap dancer and choreographer Savion Glover and director George C. Wolfe, who first worked together in Broadway's JELLY'S LAST JAM. In the preview below, Wolfe chats about what fascinates him about the subject matter. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBSVIDEO: Sneak Peek - Savion Glover & George C. Wolfe Talk Broadway's SHUFFLE ALONG on CBS
by TV News Desk - Dec 17, 2015

On the next UNDAY MORNING on CBS, correspondent Maurice DuBois goes behind the scenes of the new Broadway production SHUFFLE ALONG, a reimagining of the classic 1921 musical (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Norm LewisThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Norm Lewis
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 15, 2015

On Tuesday, December 15, the Theater People Podcast welcome's Tony-nominee Norm Lewis, whose career on and off Broadway, in London's West End, and on the international concert circuit, spans nearly 25 years, and counting. He will be making his Feinstein's/54 Below debut with a holiday show running from December 20th to 24th at 9:30pm. (more...)

Audra McDonald-Led SHUFFLE ALONG Shifts Spring Opening to April 28Audra McDonald-Led SHUFFLE ALONG Shifts Spring Opening to April 28
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Shuffle Along Or The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed has shifted its spring performance schedule. Instead of opening on April 21, 2016, the show will now open on April 28, with previews beginning on March 15. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Elizabeth StanleyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Elizabeth Stanley
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 30, 2015

On Monday, November 30, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Elizabeth Stanley. She is currently headlining the first national tour of THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY in the role of Francesca. Stanley made her Broadway debut as April in the 2006 John Doyle helmed production of COMPANY. She went on to originate the role of Allison in CRY BABY, and then Dyanne in MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET. She was most recently seen on Broadway as Claire in last year's Tony-nominated ON THE TOWN. (more...)

Amber Iman and Marcus Paul James to Join Crystal Monee Hall in 'SEASON OF LOVE CONCERT' at Rockwood, 12/12Amber Iman and Marcus Paul James to Join Crystal Monee Hall in 'SEASON OF LOVE CONCERT' at Rockwood, 12/12
by BWW News Desk - Nov 23, 2015

Crystal Monee Hall, star of Broadway's RENT and lead singer of the Grateful Dead's Mickey Hart Band, will take to the Rockwood Musical Hall stage on Saturday, December 12th at 9 p.m. for her second annual "Season of Love Concert: Crystal Monee Hall & Friends".  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Winner Annaleigh AshfordThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony Winner Annaleigh Ashford
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 23, 2015

On Monday, November 23, the Theater People Podcast welcomes back Tony winner Annaleigh Ashford. Ashford, who was Theater People's third ever guest. For this episode, Ashford talks about her Tony Award winning turn in last year's YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, her critically acclaimed work on the Showtime series MASTERS OF SEX, and working alongside Matthew Broderick and Julie White in the current Broadway revival of SYLVIA. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Daisy EaganThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Daisy Eagan
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 13, 2015

On Friday, November 13th, the Theater People Podcast is releasing a bonus 'catching up' episode with previous guest, Tony Award-winner Daisy Eagan. Eagan became the youngest female Tony Award winner, when she won the Tony Award for Best Featured Actress in a Musical for originating the role of Mary Lennox in the 1991 Broadway production of THE SECRET GARDEN. She was also seen on Broadway in LES MISERABLES and JAMES JOYCE'S THE DEAD. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcome Tony-Winner Lena HallThe Theater People Podcast Welcome Tony-Winner Lena Hall
by Matt Tamanini - Oct 25, 2015

On Monday, October 26, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner Lena Hall. Hall, who won her Tony Award for her gender bending performance as Yitzhak in the 2014 Broadway production of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, shares stories of her ten-plus career as a working actor and musician in New York City. (more...)

Emery Battis Award Recipients AnnouncedEmery Battis Award Recipients Announced
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Iman and Pedlow were chosen for their 2014-2015 Mainstage Season performances as the beleaguered serving wench Aldonza in Man of La Mancha and the poetry-obsessed Lucille in The Metromaniacs, respectively. The awards were presented on October 13, 2015, at the Opening Night dinner for the first show of STC's new Mainstage Season, Salome, hosted by the Board of Trustees. Iman and Pedlow each received a $5,000 cash prize made possible by the generosity of an anonymous donor, along with a crystal sculpture commemorating their achievement. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Releases Part 2 of Laura Benanti InterviewThe Theater People Podcast Releases Part 2 of Laura Benanti Interview
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 28, 2015

On Monday, September 28, the Theater People podcast welcomes back Tony-winner Laura Benanti for part 2 of her interview. The first part of the interview launched earlier this month. In this episode, Benanti discusses her work in the short-lived WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN for which the actress received her fourth Tony nomination. Benanti also discusses her television work including the hugely popular SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, NASHVILLE, and the upcoming SUPERGIRL. Additionally, she discussed working with the Radio City Rockettes in last year's SPRING SPECTACULAR, and writing her first book. (more...)

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