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Date of Birth: October 30, 1931 (84)
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BWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow TonightBWW Flashback: We've Got the Broadway Blues... SHUFFLE ALONG Takes Final Bow Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jul 24, 2016

SHUFFLE ALONG will play its final Broadway performance today, July 24, 2016, the day six-time Tony-winning star Audra McDonald was already set to depart the production for a multi-month maternity leave. SHUFFLE ALONG began performances on March 15, 2016 and officially opened on April 28 at the Music Box Theatre. It will have played 38 previews and 100 regular performances by the time it ends. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the show's Broadway journey! (more...)

Broadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes AwayBroadway Wardrobe Supervisor Irene Bunis Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Irene Bunis, the veteran wardrobe supervisor for many Broadway productions since 1980, passed away on July 21st in New York City. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Playhouse Square Next FallTHE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Playhouse Square Next Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Back by popular demand, the National Tour of THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played sold out and record-breaking engagements in 2013 & 2015, returns to Cleveland for a strictly limited, one-week run September 12-17, 2017, a FirstMerit Diamond Performance at Playhouse Square. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti Visit Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell at SHUFFLE ALONGTWITTER WATCH: Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Benanti Visit Billy Porter, Brian Stokes Mitchell at SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jul 14, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda tweets high praise for the show and for Audra McDonald's understudy Darlesia Cearcy. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE PROM at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre with Christopher Sieber, Beth Leavel, Casey Nicholaw & More!Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE PROM at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre with Christopher Sieber, Beth Leavel, Casey Nicholaw & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

The Alliance Theatre began rehearsals this week for The Prom, the hilarious new musical that will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere in Atlanta, August 18 - September 25, 2016. Check out photos below! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returning to Marcus Center for the Performing ArtsTHE BOOK OF MORMON Returning to Marcus Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON , which played a sold out two-week run in 2015 returns to Milwaukee for a one-week only limited engagement on October 25-30 at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. Single tickets will go on sale Friday, July 15 at 10:00 am. Tickets will be available at the Marcus Center box office (929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee), all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting MarcusCenter.org or by calling 414-273-7206. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. (more...)

Up on the Marquee: THE FRONT PAGEUp on the Marquee: THE FRONT PAGE
by Walter McBride - Jul 9, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, begins previews on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 with an official opening set for October 20. Directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, the show will play a limited engagement through Sunday, February 5, 2017 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). Get a first look at the show's marquee below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Ryan Bondy Pitches, Sings National Anthem at Wrigley FieldPhoto Flash: THE BOOK OF MORMON's Ryan Bondy Pitches, Sings National Anthem at Wrigley Field
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON star Ryan Bondy (Elder Price) delivered the Ceremonial First Pitch and sang the National Anthem at the Chicago Cubs game yesterday, July 5 at Wrigley Field. Scroll down for photos of Bondy with his co-star, Cody Jamison Strand, on the diamond! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffinsTWITTER WATCH: SHUFFLE ALONG's Audra McDonald Admits To Fangirling Over Disney Junior's Doc McStuffins
by Michael Dale - Jul 6, 2016

The pregnant Broadway stars says she will definitely be showing the animated program to her little one. (more...)

FACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONGFACEBOOK WATCH: Billy Porter Welcomes Tommy Tune and Andrea Martin To SHUFFLE ALONG
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

The legendary dancer/director/choreographer and the great Broadway clown greet the Tony-winning star backstage. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Day-of-Show Drawing Begins Today in ChicagoTHE BOOK OF MORMON Day-of-Show Drawing Begins Today in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

?THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, is pleased to announce a day-of-show drawing for the National Tour, which returns to Chicago by popular demand for a limited engagement. (more...)

1776 Half-Price Tickets to 'SPONGEBOB,' THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Available Today1776 Half-Price Tickets to 'SPONGEBOB,' THE BOOK OF MORMON & More Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that THE SPONGEBOB MUSICAL, THE BOOK OF MORMON, Disney's NEWSIES and SCHOOLHOUSE ROCK LIVE! will make 1776 half-price tickets available through the League of Chicago Theatres' Hot Tix program Tuesday, June 28 beginning at 12 PM through Sunday, July 10.  (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record at DeVos Performance HallTHE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record at DeVos Performance Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Grand Rapids, MI for the week ending June 26 at the DeVos Performance Hall grossing $1,324,577.50 for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)

BWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON Triumphs at Wharton CenterBWW Review: BOOK OF MORMON Triumphs at Wharton Center
by Anton Anderssen - Jun 19, 2016

I love Mormons. I met my first church member while I was a teenager, studying my family history. They archive practically every family tree ever recorded. It has something to do with their religion, but they don't really like to talk about it, similar to their stance on magic underwear. Now on stage at The Wharton Center for Performing Arts on the campus of Michigan State University is the wickedly cutting, outrageously hysterical 'Book of Mormon,' a musical satire that unearths all those little idiosyncrasies associated with The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. This performance was magical, I could almost feel the mana imbued in the actors' magic underwear. One of the stars, Cody Jamison Strand plays Elder Cunningham, gave a performance to die for. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Returns To VancouverTHE BOOK OF MORMON Returns To Vancouver
by Marianka Swain - Jun 15, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a sold out one-week run in 2015, returns to Vancouver for a limited engagement August 23- September 4 at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. Single tickets will go on sale Monday, June 30 at 10am. Tickets available by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985-5000.  Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457.  (more...)

Tickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Centennial Concert Hall Now on SaleTickets to THE BOOK OF MORMON at Centennial Concert Hall Now on Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking one week run in 2015 returns to Winnipeg for a limited engagement September 27 - October 2 at the Centennial Concert Hall. Single tickets will go on sale June 13 at 10am. Tickets will be available at the Centennial Concert Hall box office (555 Main Street), all Ticketmaster outlets, by visiting www.ticketmaster.ca or by calling 1-855-985- 5000. Group orders of 10 or more may be placed by calling 1-800-889-8457 and go on sale May 2. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for Wharton Center RunTHE BOOK OF MORMON Sets Lottery Policy for Wharton Center Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON - which played a record-breaking and sold-out weeklong run in 2014, returns to East Lansing for a limited engagement June 14-19, 2016 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall. In East Lansing, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the ticket office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece per performance. (more...)

2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!2016 Tony Awards - From HAMILTON to THE HUMANS, All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The 2016 Tony Awards celebrated 70 years of honoring the best of Broadway last night at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. In addition to the class of 2016 Tony Nominees, the star-studded evening featured appearances by Cate Blanchett, Claire Danes, Common, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Glenn Close, Josh Groban, Jake Gyllenhaal, Neil Patrick Harris, Sean Hayes, James Earl Jones, Daniel Dae Kim, Carole King, Diane Lane, Nathan Lane, Angela Lansbury, Lucy Liu, Bebe Neuwirth, Saoirse Ronan, Keri Russell, Meg Ryan, Barbra Streisand, Oprah Winfrey and many more. As predicted, HAMILTON was the big winner of the night, taking home a whopping eleven awards, including the coveted Best Musical.  (more...)

Tonight's the Night! Complete Guide to Our Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!Tonight's the Night! Complete Guide to Our Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know; Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 12, 2016

It's almost here! The 2016 Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight, June 12 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 11, 2016

It's that time of year, and I can't help but wonder if your CD collection and iPod are Tonys ready. It's just a handful of hours until the 70th annual Tony Awards, and New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies which will be broadcast live on Sunday, June 12, 2016 at 8/7c on CBS. This Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

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