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    @BenSPLATT - 10/20/14 04:24pm I think I deserve a medal for going through my first corn maze and never once singing Oh What a Beautiful Morning or If I Only Had a Brain.


    @BenSPLATT - 10/15/14 03:22pm Holy crap @CuriousBroadway is astounding. Never seen a book so beautifully interpreted on stage. What an exciting time to be on Broadway!


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    Photo Coverage: BIRDMAN Broadway Industry ScreeningPhoto Coverage: BIRDMAN Broadway Industry Screening
    by Walter McBride - Oct 14, 2014

    The new film of BIRDMAN or The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance is a black comedy that tells the story of an actor (Michael Keaton) - famous for portraying an iconic superhero - as he struggles to mount a Broadway play. In the days leading up to opening night, he battles his ego and attempts to recover his family, his career, and himself. To celebrate the film, a screening was held on Monday night for members of the Broadway community. (The film's Broadway scenes were shot at the St. James Theatre). (more...)

    LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN: TAKE 2 with Hunter Bell & Susan Blackwell Set for 54 Below, 11/2LET ME TRY THAT AGAIN: TAKE 2 with Hunter Bell & Susan Blackwell Set for 54 Below, 11/2
    by BWW News Desk - Oct 2, 2014

    On Sunday, November 2nd at 54 Below, Hunter Bell ([title of show], Grinch) and Susan Blackwell ([title of show], "Side By Side by Susan Blackwell") host an evening of fabulous performers sharing video of their most embarrassing moments onstage and then redeeming themselves by recreating that moment. (more...)

    BC/EFA's 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises $713,986BC/EFA's 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises $713,986
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

    Broadway fans found everything from rare opening night gifts to classic original Playbills, met their favorite stars and bid on once-in-a-life-time experiences to push the grand total raised Sunday, September 21, 2014, at the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction to an all-time high of $713,986, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: 2014 Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market Celebs - Part 1!Photo Coverage: 2014 Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market Celebs - Part 1!
    by Linda Lenzi - Sep 22, 2014

    Sunday was one of Broadway's biggest days - the 28th annual Broadway Flea Market! It's one of our favorite days of the year (and we know it's yours too) so we were out in full force, with Linda Lenzi capturing photos of all the celebraties signing. (more...)

    Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2014 Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market!Photo Coverage: Backstage at the 2014 Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS Flea Market!
    by Linda Lenzi - Sep 22, 2014

    Sunday was one of Broadway's biggest days - the 28th annual Broadway Flea Market! It's one of our favorite days of the year (and we know it's yours too) so we were out in full force, with Linda Lenzi capturing photos of all the celebraties backstage. (more...)

    STAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Joey Contreras' YOUNG KIND OF LOVE; Album Gets 10/28 ReleaseSTAGE TUBE: Watch Sneak Peek of Joey Contreras' YOUNG KIND OF LOVE; Album Gets 10/28 Release
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

    Songwriter Joey Contreras is set to release his long-awaited second album, Young Kind of Love on October 28th, 2014. (more...)

    Ryan Scott Oliver's WE FOXES Debuts Today as Part of York Theatre's 2014 Developmental Readings SeriesRyan Scott Oliver's WE FOXES Debuts Today as Part of York Theatre's 2014 Developmental Readings Series
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2014

    The York Theatre Company, and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, present the New York premiere of three new musicals: Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum; Paris Through the Window, with book & lyrics by Charles Osborne and music by Leo Hurley; and We Foxes with book, lyrics and music by Ryan Scott Oliver at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

    BC/EFA Sets Celebrity Appearance, Auction Slate for 28th Annual Flea Market: BEAUTIFUL, LES MIZ, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman & More!BC/EFA Sets Celebrity Appearance, Auction Slate for 28th Annual Flea Market: BEAUTIFUL, LES MIZ, Idina Menzel, Hugh Jackman & More!
    by BWW News Desk - Sep 11, 2014

    The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans will include unique showbiz treasures, the opportunity to meet your favorite cast members and the chance to bid on exclusive backstage experiences as Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS presents the 28th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#bwayflea). (more...)

    Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMONMeet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - THE BOOK OF MORMON
    by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 30, 2014

    A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)

    Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming MonthsChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

    This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

    Ute Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next WeekUte Lemper, Ben Platt, Telly Leung & More Coming to 54 Below Next Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    Ben Platt, John Bolton, Ben Fankhauser & More to Take Part in York Theatre Company's 2014 Developmental ReadingsBen Platt, John Bolton, Ben Fankhauser & More to Take Part in York Theatre Company's 2014 Developmental Readings
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2014

    The York Theatre Company, and its acclaimed Developmental Reading Series, present the New York premiere of three new musicals: Mark Felt, Superstar with book, music and lyrics by Joshua Rosenblum; Paris Through the Window, with book & lyrics by Charles Osborne and music by Leo Hurley; and We Foxes with book, lyrics and music by Ryan Scott Oliver at The York Theatre Company at Saint Peter's (Entrance on East 54th Street, just east of Lexington Avenue). The readings are open to the public with a suggested donation of $5.00. (more...)

    Patrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this WeekPatrick Page Ben Platt & More Set for 54 Below this Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2014

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    Ben Platt, Tony Yazbeck, NYC Cabaret Festival & More Set for 54 Below this WeekBen Platt, Tony Yazbeck, NYC Cabaret Festival & More Set for 54 Below this Week
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

    Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

    WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/14 - THIS IS OUR YOUTH Begins, HENRY & ME Steps Up to Bat, COVERS Debuts and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/18/14 - THIS IS OUR YOUTH Begins, HENRY & ME Steps Up to Bat, COVERS Debuts and More!
    by Jessica Showers - Aug 18, 2014

    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: Broadway's THIS IS OUR YOUTH begins performances, and the HENRY & ME movie premieres in New York City tonight! (more...)

    THE BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt Plays 54 Below TonightTHE BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt Plays 54 Below Tonight
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

    Tonight, August 18 at 7PM and next Monday, August 25 at 9:30PM, Ben Platt brings 'I'm Here' to 54 Below. (more...)

    Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/16-8/17/2014Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 8/16-8/17/2014
    by - Aug 17, 2014

    Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, August 17, 2014 - Sunday, August 17, 2014. (more...)

    Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 18-24, 2014Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 18-24, 2014
    by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 17, 2014

    Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestra's begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven- o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Ben Platt: I'm Here!, The Songs of Anderson & Petty, Ga Ga for Gershwin, Andrew Kober's Koberet and Rhonda Ross. (more...)

    BWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Pitch PerfectBWW TV Exclusive: BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS w/ Natalie Weiss- Pitch Perfect
    by Breaking Down the Riffs - Aug 15, 2014

    BroadwayWorld.com, the largest, most comprehensive theatre site on the net, recently announced the newest addition to its line-up of original, engaging, star-filled TV programs- YouTube sensation and Broadway vet Natalie Weiss with her hit series that's sure to entertain - BREAKING DOWN THE RIFFS. We are excited to exclusively bring you the latest episode, in which Natalie breaks down the riffs of Destiney's Child with 'Pitch Perfect' star Ben Platt. Check out the full episode below! (more...)

    THE BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt to Join Meryl Streep in RICKI AND THE FLASHTHE BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt to Join Meryl Streep in RICKI AND THE FLASH
    by BWW News Desk - Aug 8, 2014

    A member of the Broadway 'MORMON' community will soon be teaming up with Meryl Streep. (more...)

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