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by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Extends Off-Broadway Run at Second Stage TheatreDEAR EVAN HANSEN Extends Off-Broadway Run at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Benj Pasek & Justin Pau's new musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN will be sticking around the New York theatre scene for a bit longer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid (Marks, Washington Post) DC cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ben Platt and the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Company Celebrate Opening Night!Photo Coverage: Ben Platt and the DEAR EVAN HANSEN Company Celebrate Opening Night!
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid (Marks, Washington Post) DC cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original MusicalBWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original Musical
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

Composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and bookwriter Steven Levenson's tale of social anxiety and social media. (more...)

Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Opens at Second Stage Theatre- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Opens at Second Stage Theatre- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - May 1, 2016

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED with Eric Stonestreet, Bernadette Peters & More!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED with Eric Stonestreet, Bernadette Peters & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 26, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family,' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway as nearly 40 outrageous characters in the smash hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode, directed by Tony nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect, Sisters). FULLY COMMITTED began performances on April 1 and just opened last night, April 25, 2016 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photo coverage from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

Award Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle NominationsAward Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Just this morning, Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster announced the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season from New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.)  Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Sets Mobile Rush Policy for Off-Broadway RunDEAR EVAN HANSEN Sets Mobile Rush Policy for Off-Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

Today, Second Stage Theatre announced its partnership with TodayTix, the free mobile app that provides on-demand access to the best last-minute theater tickets, to launch a rush ticketing platform offering $30 tickets for the new musical Dear Evan Hansen beginning on the production's first preview Saturday, March 26. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/25/2016 - WAITRESS, DEAR EVAN HANSEN with Ben Platt & More!Broadway AM Report, 3/25/2016 - WAITRESS, DEAR EVAN HANSEN with Ben Platt & More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 25, 2016

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: WAITRESS bakes on Broadway, DEAR EVAN HANSEN begins and more! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18
by Nora Dominick - Mar 18, 2016

Highlights from this week include Laura Osnes holds a BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY, SHE LOVES ME and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM open, a first look at John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Claire Danes in DRY POWDER and SO much more! Check out all the photos below! (more...)

BWW TV: Who Is Evan Hansen? The Company of Pasek & Paul's New Musical Explains!BWW TV: Who Is Evan Hansen? The Company of Pasek & Paul's New Musical Explains!
by TV - Press Previews - Mar 17, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, will soon present the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen. The company will include several performers who appeared in the World Premiere production at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, featuring Ben Platt as the title character, Evan Hansen, in a performance that was called 'extraordinary, bordering on heroic' by Peter Marks in the Washington Post. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid' (Marks, Washington Post) cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. The cast just met the press yesterday and you can meet the cast below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Arrives in NYC- Meet the Full Company!Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Arrives in NYC- Meet the Full Company!
by Walter McBride - Mar 17, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, will soon present the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen. The company will include several performers who appeared in the World Premiere production at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, featuring Ben Platt as the title character, Evan Hansen, in a performance that was called 'extraordinary, bordering on heroic' by Peter Marks in the Washington Post. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid' (Marks, Washington Post) cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. The cast just met the press yesterday and you can check out complete coverage from the event below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Company of Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Walter McBride - Mar 16, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, will soon present the new musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. The company will include several performers who appeared in the World Premiere production at Washington D.C.'s Arena Stage, featuring Ben Platt as the title character, Evan Hansen, in a performance that was called 'extraordinary, bordering on heroic' by Peter Marks in the Washington Post. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid' (Marks, Washington Post) cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. The cast just met the press today and you can check out a sneak peek from the special day below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: The Dramatists Guild Fund Celebrates Work of Pasek & PaulExclusive Photo Coverage: The Dramatists Guild Fund Celebrates Work of Pasek & Paul
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund celebrated the work of Benj Pasek and Justin Paul on Monday, March 7 at an intimate Salon hosted by Advisory Council member Kara Unterberg. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photo coverage from the event below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Danai Gurira & More Arrive on the Opening Night Red Carpet for ECLIPSED!Photo Coverage: Danai Gurira & More Arrive on the Opening Night Red Carpet for ECLIPSED!
by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2016

The new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, officially opened last night, March 6th, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). The play also stars Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh and is directed by Liesl Tommy. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 2/16/2016 - 2/23/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 2/16/2016 - 2/23/2016
by - Feb 23, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 2/16/2016 - 2/23/2016. (more...)

BWW TV Special: Highlights from THE SECRET GARDEN with Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Sydney Lucas, Daisy Eagan, Ben Platt & More!BWW TV Special: Highlights from THE SECRET GARDEN with Sierra Boggess, Ramin Karimloo, Cheyenne Jackson, Sydney Lucas, Daisy Eagan, Ben Platt & More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 22, 2016

Can't get to New York City tonight for the final concert of THE SECRET GARDEN? Check out our must watch highlights video! (more...)

Hot Photos! First Look at the Starry THE SECRET GARDEN Concert at Lincoln Center!Hot Photos! First Look at the Starry THE SECRET GARDEN Concert at Lincoln Center!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Feb 22, 2016

Last night was the first of two nights of the 25th anniversary concert of The Secret Garden at Lincoln Center and by all reports the star-filled concert practically blew the roof off of the building. The concert performances of the TONY Award-winning musical featured 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. There's one more chance to see the show, tonight... but in the meantime - we've got photos below! (more...)

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