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Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical ExtravaganzaInterview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood BowlTisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This FallImmersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

MISS SAIGON Stars to Sing for National Asian Artists Project at The Green Room 42MISS SAIGON Stars to Sing for National Asian Artists Project at The Green Room 42
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

The cast of Miss Saigon on Broadway will be live at The Green Room 42, singing 'whatever they want' to benefit the National Asian Artists Project on August 6 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND Celebrates Opening Night Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: AMERIKE - THE GOLDEN LAND Celebrates Opening Night Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

In a time when issues of immigration, assimilation, xenophobia, and socio-economic upheaval are more present than ever, the National Yiddish Theatre Folksbiene will bring to the stage a reimagined version of Moishe Rosenfeld and Zalmen Mlotek's Amerike-The Golden Land, a musical journey of the immigration experience. Playing at the Museum of Jewish Heritage, across from the Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island, from which the story has taken inspiration, this limited Off Broadway engagement opened last night and will run through August 6th. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Jeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli and More to Work with Educators for 2017 Freddie G FellowshipJeff Calhoun, Christopher Gattelli and More to Work with Educators for 2017 Freddie G Fellowship
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Eight outstanding educators from schools and performing arts centers around the U.S., and (for the first year Australia), will work one-on-one with Broadway greats at the 8th Annual FREDDIE G FELLOWSHIP July 12th - 15th.  (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Baayork Lee Get Glamorous for the Tonys!BWW TV: Watch Baayork Lee Get Glamorous for the Tonys!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2017

What does it take to get red carpet ready for the Tony Awards? Isabelle Stevenson Award winner Baayork Lee is chatting about her glamorous look for the big day with designer Malan Breton. Check it out below! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Camp Wrap-Up - Volume Three!BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Boot Camp Wrap-Up - Volume Three!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

So, as we say in show business, 'That's a Wrap!' The dizzying creative and emotional 'hangover' of what transpired in Broken Arrow and Tulsa, Oklahoma, last week, is still lingering... whether it's the students or the faculty. We have all been in constant communication, continuing to be in awe of what actually happened to ALL of us, between June 11 to 17. The work week was intense, long, and difficult, but the rewards and what we all got back, did more than make up for it. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Photo Scrapbook - Volume Two!BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Photo Scrapbook - Volume Two!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 21, 2017

As you know, Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp wrapped up its third year on Friday night, with a live show at The Kristin Chenoweth Theatre in the Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center, in her home state of Oklahoma. The show also gave birth to the first-ever KRISTI Awards (named for Kristi Dawn Chenoweth) … the star's name commonly used, while growing up. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp
Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One!BWW Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Wraps Up It's Third Year- Volume One!
by Richard Jay-Alexander - Jun 20, 2017

I just returned from Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp, my first. How did this happen? Well, it all happened in Kristin's Dressing Room, at the Lunt-Fontanne, when we were doing MY LOVE LETTER TO BROADWAY. Her 'bootcamp' for young, aspiring performers had already had two seasons and she was looking to really 'change it up.' The rest is history, as they say, and 'I' can say, in all honesty, that it was one of the greatest experiences I have ever had and those 43 kids and a handful of young interns, are in our hearts... forever. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Starts with a Viewing Party and Gets Love from BroadwayBWW TV Exclusive: Kristin Chenoweth's Broadway Bootcamp Starts with a Viewing Party and Gets Love from Broadway
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2017

Last night all eyes were on New York City and the 71st TONY Awards, but in Broken Arrow, Oklahoma at the Kristin Chenoweth Theater at Broken Arrow Performing Arts Center the hometown girl hosted a TONY viewing party to launch her Broadway Bootcamp this week. In attendance were 45 students who will participate in a series of classes and performance led by industry professionals who flew in and are arriving for the week's activities. They include, fresh from her Isabelle Stevenson Award win, Broadway's Baayork Lee, Tony winner, Faith Prince, Tony nominees, John Tartaglia and Lara Teeter, director, Richard Jay-Alexander, music directors, Michael Orland and Mary-Mitchell Campbell, Broadway photographer, Bruce Glikas, and even Craig Burns from Telsey Casting who will be participating via satellite.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Highlights from 71st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part IPhoto Flash: Highlights from 71st ANNUAL TONY AWARDS - Part I
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey hosted THE 71st ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City, Sunday, June 11 on the CBS Television Network. This was Spacey's first time hosting the Tonys. Check out photo highlights below! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch the Tonys Acceptance Speeches You Missed During the CommercialsVIDEO: Watch the Tonys Acceptance Speeches You Missed During the Commercials
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

While everyone was grabbing drinks or a snack from the kitchen during the Tony Awards commercial breaks, Creative Arts hosts King Georges Brian d'Arcy James and Jonathan Groff were presenting Tony Awards in the categories of Best Lighting Design Play, Best Lighting Design in a Musical, Best Book of a Musical, Best Orchestrations, and Best Choreography. (more...)

Video: Check Out James Earl Jones, Baayork Lee, and the Pre-Broadcast Acceptance SpeechesVideo: Check Out James Earl Jones, Baayork Lee, and the Pre-Broadcast Acceptance Speeches
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 11, 2017

Before the Tony Awards broadcast began on CBS, the American Theatre Wing handed out a handful of Creative Arts Awards, along with the Lifetime Achievement and the Isabelle Stevenson Award. Check out all of the pre-broadcast acceptance speeches below. The legendary James Earl Jones was presented with the Lifetime Achievement Award and Baayork Lee was this year's recipient of the Isabelle Stevenson Award.  (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO, Ben Platt & Bette Midler Top 2017 Tony Awards - All the Winners!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO, Ben Platt & Bette Midler Top 2017 Tony Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

This is the moment! The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network tonight, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 1Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 1
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2017

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. (more...)

One Day More! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!One Day More! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2017

It's only a day away! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow night, June 11 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Put on Your Sunday Clothes... It's Tonys Day! All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!Put on Your Sunday Clothes... It's Tonys Day! All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2017

Today is the day! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight (...tonight, won't be just any night), June 11 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Surpasses Fundraising GoalPittsburgh CLO Surpasses Fundraising Goal
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2017

Earlier this evening, Pittsburgh CLO Guild President Anne Liparulo announced the Guild's pledge of $500,000 to Pittsburgh CLO's Next Generation Campaign at the 62ndAnnual Pittsburgh CLO Guild Gala, "An Evening in Paris." This special gift was presented as a surprise to Van Kaplan, accompanied by the 2017 CLOE Award, in honor of his 20th Anniversary as Executive Producer of the organization. The gift ensures Pittsburgh CLO will surpass its $10 million Next Generation Campaign goal. (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2017

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