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    WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/3/2016 - Alice & Emily Reunite, Nathan Lane and More!
    by Jessica Khan - Feb 3, 2016

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE WEDGE HORSE opens off-Broadway and SIDE SHOW stars Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner reunite in concert this evening! (more...)

    Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Return for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Second Stage Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Return for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Second Stage Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
    by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

    Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director), in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, has announced complete casting and creative team for its upcoming production of the new musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)


    by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

    Complete casting has been announced for Manhattan Concert Productions' (MCP) 25th†anniversary performances of†The Secret Garden, on February 21 and February 22, 2016 at David Geffen Hall, Lincoln Center. The concert performances of the TONY Award-winning musical will feature a stunning Broadway and television cast, creative team, the New York City Chamber Orchestra, and a grand 200-voice chorus from across the United States. (more...)

    Ben Platt, Joe Manganiello & More Join DRUNK PARENTS FilmBen Platt, Joe Manganiello & More Join DRUNK PARENTS Film
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

    Five time Golden Globe and Emmy winner Alec Baldwin and Oscar nominee Salma Hayek will be joined by Jim Gaffigan, Joe Manganiello, Bridget Moynahan and Ben Platt in the feature comedy DRUNK PARENTS, to be directed by Fred Wolf, from a screenplay by Wolf and Peter Gaulke, it was announced by the film's producers, Robert Ogden Barnum and Aaron L. Gilbert.† Principal photography began on Wednesday, January 13 in New York City. (more...)

    2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Ben Platt, Dan DeLuca, Lucie Arnaz and More!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Winners Announced - Ben Platt, Dan DeLuca, Lucie Arnaz and More!
    by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 15, 2016

    Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Washington, DC winners! Highlights include Ben Platt winning 'Best Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical' for DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Dan DeLuca as 'Best Actor in a Leading Role in a National Tour Production', and Lucie Arnaz for 'Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a National Tour.' †Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

    Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com for 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016
    by BWW - Jan 10, 2016

    Hottest Articles on BWWMusicWorld.com from 1/3/2016 - 1/10/2016. (more...)

    BWW Interview: SECRET GARDEN 'Sisters' Gabriella Pizzolo and Cortney Wolfson Tell All About Friends in Theater's Sold-Out Benefit!BWW Interview: SECRET GARDEN 'Sisters' Gabriella Pizzolo and Cortney Wolfson Tell All About Friends in Theater's Sold-Out Benefit!
    by Nicole Rosky - Jan 9, 2016

    The company of the latter production is in the home stretch of preparations and Wolfson (KINKY BOOTS) and Pizzolo (FUN HOME) just checked in with BroadwayWorld to tell us all about the process. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

    Darren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt & More Set for 2016 Junior Theater FestivalDarren Criss, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Ben Platt & More Set for 2016 Junior Theater Festival
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

    Stage and screen stars Darren Criss (Glee, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Andrew Keenan-Bolger (Newsies, Tuck Everlasting), Ben Platt ("Pitch Perfect", Dear Evan Hansen), Tony-nominated composers Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (Dear Evan Hansen, A Christmas Story, Roald Dahl's James and the Giant Peach), Philip McAdoo (The Lion King and Rent), Brad Simmons ("Camp", Lysistrata Jones), Jacob Brent (Cats); Cory Lingner (On the Town), and writing team Kate Anderson and Elyssa Samsel (Camp-Wish-No-More, My Little Brony) are some of the talent confirmed for the 2016 Junior Theater Festival (#JTF16), it was announced today by Timothy Allen McDonald, founding chairman of iTheatrics and the Junior Theater Group. † (more...)

    VIDEO: PITCH PERFECT's Ben Platt Releases 'Can't Sleep Love' Music VideoVIDEO: PITCH PERFECT's Ben Platt Releases 'Can't Sleep Love' Music Video
    by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2016

    Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect) released a video for "Cant' Sleep Love" with American Idol winner, Clark Beckham on New Year's Day. (more...)

    Around the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 OpeningsAround the Corner! Off-Broadway's Big 2016 Openings
    by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2016

    We're just three days into the New Year, and we can't wait for all the new shows set to open around the corner from Broadway! Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look at some of the upcoming plays and musicals from The Public, Classic Stage, Atlantic Theater, Second Stage, Manhattan Theatre Club, Signature Theatre,†Roundabout, the Encores! series and more, currently slated to open off-Broadway in 2016! (more...)

    2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards - Last Week to Vote!
    by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

    Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

    BREAKING NEWS: Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Daisy Eagan & More Join MCP's THE SECRET GARDEN Concert!BREAKING NEWS: Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Daisy Eagan & More Join MCP's THE SECRET GARDEN Concert!
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

    Happy Holidays from Manhattan Concert Productions, who just†announced further casting for their concert performances of TONY Award-winning musical†The Secret Garden†in its 25th†Anniversary year. Both concerts will take place at David Geffen Hall†(formerly known as Avery Fisher Hall), Lincoln Center onFebruary 21, 2016†and†February 22, 2016,†both at†8pm.†The Secret Garden†marks the fourth installment of Manhattan Concert Productions' Broadway Series that has included†Ragtime,†Titanic, and†Parade. The concert performances of†The Secret Garden†will feature a chorus of over 200 singers from the across the United States, a professional cast and creative team, and the enlarged forces of the New York City Chamber Orchestra. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 12/18/2015 - Block & James with NY Pops, FIDDLER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/18/2015 - Block & James with NY Pops, FIDDLER and More!
    by Jessica Khan - Dec 18, 2015

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Stage†stars join the New York Pops for a Christmas concert and FIDDLER ON THE ROOF opens on Broadway! (more...)

    Ben Platt, Mary Testa & More Lead Workshop of New Sheik-Sater Musical ALICE BY HEART TodayBen Platt, Mary Testa & More Lead Workshop of New Sheik-Sater Musical ALICE BY HEART Today
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

    MCC Theater, in association with Kurt Deutsch, President of Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, will hold an invite-only workshop presentation of the new musical ALICE BY HEART, the latest collaboration from Tony and Grammy winning Spring Awakening composers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater. (more...)

    2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Bobby Smith, Elliott Kashner Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Bobby Smith, Elliott Kashner Lead!
    by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

    Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

    2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Dani De Waal Beating Caroline Bowman!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Dani De Waal Beating Caroline Bowman!
    by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

    Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Vineyard Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of GIGANTIC!Photo Coverage: Vineyard Theatre Celebrates Opening Night of GIGANTIC!
    by Walter McBride - Dec 4, 2015

    Vineyard Theatre's 2015-2016 season began Wednesday, November 11 at 8pm when the new musical comedy GIGANTIC began previews at The Acorn Theatre @ Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street), where it plays through December 20. GIGANTIC features a book by Randy Blair (PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE, SPIDERMUSICAL) and Tim Drucker (PEREZ HILTON SAVES THE UNIVERSE, SPIDERMUSICAL), music by Matthew roi Berger (SPIDERMUSICAL), lyrics by Randy Blair, choreography by Chase Brock (SPIDER-MAN TURN OFF THE DARK) and will be directed by Scott Schwartz (BAT BOY: THE MUSICAL). Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

    2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Ben Platt, Vincent Crocilla Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Awards Update - Ben Platt, Vincent Crocilla Lead!
    by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 4, 2015

    Voting has opened for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Washington, DC Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of November 27th. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 12/3/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Airs Tonight, GIGANTIC Opens and More!WAKE UP with BWW 12/3/2015 - THE WIZ LIVE! Airs Tonight, GIGANTIC Opens and More!
    by Jessica Khan - Dec 3, 2015

    Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: THE WIZ LIVE! eases on down the road tonight on NBC, and GIGANTIC opens off-Broadway! (more...)

    Ben Platt, Mary Testa & More to Lead Workshop of New Sheik-Sater Musical ALICE BY HEARTBen Platt, Mary Testa & More to Lead Workshop of New Sheik-Sater Musical ALICE BY HEART
    by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

    Broadway World has confirmed that†MCC THEATER,†in association with Kurt Deutsch, President of Sh-K-Boom/Ghostlight Records, will hold an invite-only workshop presentation of the new musical Alice by Heart, the latest collaboration from Tony and Grammy winning Spring Awakening composers Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater.† (more...)

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