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Mercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second StageMercedes Ruehl to Play 'Ma' in Harvey Fierstein's TORCH SONG at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

Second Stage Theater has announced that Mercedes Ruehl, winner of the Tony Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award, will star opposite the previously announced Michael Urie in the upcoming production of Harvey Fierstein's modern classic, Torch Song, directed by Moises Kaufman. (more...)

Photo Flash: America's Most Talented Teens Shine Onstage at the Jimmy Awards!Photo Flash: America's Most Talented Teens Shine Onstage at the Jimmy Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2017

The winners of the ninth annual JIMMY® AWARDS were determined and announced on Monday night, Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This life-changing event was hosted by 2017 Tony Award® winner Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 28th, 2017 - LETTERS FROM A NUT at the Geffen and More!BWW Morning Brief June 28th, 2017 - LETTERS FROM A NUT at the Geffen and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 28, 2017

Good morning, BraodwayWorld! Today's big news: Jerry Seinfeld takes Ted L. Nancy's LETTERS FROM A NUT to the Geffen! (more...)

Two Dr. Phillips Center Applause Award Participants Win 2017 Jimmy AwardsTwo Dr. Phillips Center Applause Award Participants Win 2017 Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Tony Moreno and Sofia Deler, two Orange County high school students from the Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts's Applause Awards program won awards for Best Actor and Best Actress on Monday evening at The Jimmy Awards in New York City. Moreno and Deler competed against 72 other students from across the country for the top prize in a ceremony at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre that was hosted by 2017 Tony Award winner for Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical, Ben Platt, of Dear Evan Hansen. This is the first time in the 9-year history of the Jimmy Awards that both winners come from the same program and city. (more...)

Local Students Recognized at National High School Musical Theatre AwardsLocal Students Recognized at National High School Musical Theatre Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center is proud to announce that Liz Valentin has been recognized at The Jimmy Awards/The National High School Musical Theatre Awards with both a Special Recognition Scholarship and the Spirit of the Jimmys award. (more...)

Charlotte Student Wins Best Dancer at National High School Musical Theater AwardsCharlotte Student Wins Best Dancer at National High School Musical Theater Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

The 2017 National High School Musical Theatre Awards, also known as The Jimmy Awards, took place June 26 at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway (home to Disney's The Lion King). Tony Award winner Ben Platt, star of Dear Evan Hansen, hosted the event. (more...)

Grace Auer and Ian Hayes Represented Buffalo at This Year's JIMMY AWARDSGrace Auer and Ian Hayes Represented Buffalo at This Year's JIMMY AWARDS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation are proud to have sent the Best Actress and Best Actor winners from the 24th Annual Kenny Awards to participate in The Jimmy Awards on Monday, June 26. (more...)

BWW TV: Jimmy, Oh Jimmy! On the Red Carpet for High School Theatre's Biggest Night!BWW TV: Jimmy, Oh Jimmy! On the Red Carpet for High School Theatre's Biggest Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 27, 2017

The winners of the ninth annual JIMMY® AWARDS were determined and announced last night, Monday, June 26, 2017, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This life-changing event was hosted by 2017 Tony Award® winner Ben Platt, currently starring on Broadway in Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Best of High School Theatre Shines at the 2017 Jimmy Awards!Photo Coverage: The Best of High School Theatre Shines at the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - Jun 27, 2017

Start spreadin' the news! The ninth annual Jimmy Award winners were announced yesterday at the Minskoff Theatre. This year's finalists included: Sam Primack, Nathan Keffer, Antonio Cipriano, Jasmine Rogers, Hatty King, Maggie Gidden and winners Sofia Deler and Tony Moreno. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: See Live Wins from the 2017 Jimmy Awards, Hosted by Tony Winner, Ben Platt!VIDEO: See Live Wins from the 2017 Jimmy Awards, Hosted by Tony Winner, Ben Platt!
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS were held on Monday, June 26th at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. The awards were live streamed on Facebook, check out video of the event here! (more...)

Watch LIVE: The 2017 Jimmy Awards Pre-Show Update at Broadway's Minskoff TheatreWatch LIVE: The 2017 Jimmy Awards Pre-Show Update at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook. (more...)

BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held tonight, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. BroadwayWorld stopped by rehearsals today and is excited to bring you footage from the studio and interviews with the students and their mentors! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!BWW Morning Brief June 26th, 2017 - Jimmy Awards and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Ben Platt hosts the 2017 Jimmy Awards, honoring the best in high school musical theatre tonight! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 25, 2017
by - Jun 25, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/24/2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/24/2017. (more...)

Broadway's Bright Future: Why You Should Care About the Jimmy AwardsBroadway's Bright Future: Why You Should Care About the Jimmy Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2017

Broadway is but a dream for most theatre-loving high schoolers, but once a year, the Jimmy Awards pull that dream into focus for a select few. On Monday, the Minskoff Theatre stage will fill with some of the most talented young performers from across the country, and BroadwayWorld is taking a closer look at how it all happens... (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 24, 2017
by - Jun 24, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017BWW's On This Day - June 22, 2017
by - Jun 22, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on June 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias  and Austin HandBWW Interview: Q&A with Bobby G Award Winners Elleon Dobias and Austin Hand
by Chris Arneson - Jun 21, 2017

The winners of Colorado's Bobby G Award for Outstanding Performance by an Actor (Austin Hand) and Actress (Elleon Dobias) are currently in New York City as finalists for the National High School Musical Theatre Awards (The Jimmy Awards), which recognizes excellence in high school musical theatre across the nation. (more...)

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