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Wayne Brady Among Starry Cast for Broadway-Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental LabWayne Brady Among Starry Cast for Broadway-Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel confirmed today that there will be invited presentations of selections from the musical this September, in anticipation of a Broadway production to be announced. (more...)

Tribeca Film Festival Announces Dates & Expansion of Submission AreasTribeca Film Festival Announces Dates & Expansion of Submission Areas
by Movies News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Tribeca Film Festival, presented by AT&T, announced the sixteenth edition will be held April 19– April 30, 2017 in New York City. (more...)

Michelle Williams in Talks to Join Hugh Jackman in P.T. Barnum Musical Biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTHMichelle Williams in Talks to Join Hugh Jackman in P.T. Barnum Musical Biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Tony winner Hugh Jackman may be joined by another major Hollywood star in the upcoming  P.T. Barnum musical biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH. (more...)

Zac Efron to Join Hugh Jackman in P.T. Barnum Musical Biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH?Zac Efron to Join Hugh Jackman in P.T. Barnum Musical Biopic THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH?
by TV News Desk - Jun 15, 2016

Zac Efron could soon make a return to his musical roots. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of WEST SIDE STORYPhoto Coverage: Paper Mill Playhouse Celebrates Opening Night of WEST SIDE STORY
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Jun 6, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse presents Arthur Laurents, Leonard Bernstein and Stephen Sondheim's classic musical West Side Story, directed by Paper Mill Playhouse's Producing Artistic Director Mark S. Hoebee and Jerome Robbins' original choreography recreated by Alex Sanchez. (more...)

Photo Flash: Welcome to the Jungle! First Look at RUNNING WILD at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: Welcome to the Jungle! First Look at RUNNING WILD at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season begins with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD opens tomorrow 19 May and plays until Sunday 12 June. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at RUNNING WILD in Rehearsal at Regent's Park Open Air TheatrePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at RUNNING WILD in Rehearsal at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season begins with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production withChichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD previews from Friday 13 May (press night 19 May) and plays until Sunday 12 June. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

UPDATE: 20th Century Fox Confirms Hugh Jackman's GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH is a 'Go' for 2017UPDATE: 20th Century Fox Confirms Hugh Jackman's GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH is a 'Go' for 2017
by Movies News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

At yesterday's CinemaCon in Las Vegas, 20th Century FOX announced that the highly anticipated musical movie GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH, starring Hugh Jackman is a 'go' for 2017. (more...)

Regent's Park Open Air Theatre to Welcome Largest Ever Cast for RUNNING WILD This SpringRegent's Park Open Air Theatre to Welcome Largest Ever Cast for RUNNING WILD This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Rehearsals start today for Regent's Park Open Air Theatre's 2016 season with Samuel Adamson's adaptation of Michael Morpurgo's novel, RUNNING WILD. A co-production with Chichester Festival Theatre, RUNNING WILD previews from Friday 13 May (press night 19 May) and plays until Sunday 12 June. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo, Keala Settle & More Join Hugh Jackman for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH ReadingCynthia Erivo, Keala Settle & More Join Hugh Jackman for THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH Reading
by Sally Henry - Feb 11, 2016

FOX's musical movie THE GREATEST SHOWMAN ON EARTH is making progress, having just presented a reading to executives prior to filming. Starring the previously announced Hugh Jackman as P.T. Barnum and directed by Michael Gracey in his directorial debut, the reading also starred Cynthia Erivo, Keala Settle, Carrie Manolakos, Marcus Paul James, Adam Halpin, Natalie Weiss, Loren Allred, Tamika Lawrence, Alison Luff, and Ben Thompson. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Simon Lipkin and More in Dr Seuss's THE LORAX at The Old VicPhoto Flash: First Look at Simon Lipkin and More in Dr Seuss's THE LORAX at The Old Vic
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

Dr. Seuss's THE LORAX, directed by Max Webster and starring Simon Lipkin as the Lorax, alongside puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson and Simon Paisley Day as the Once-ler, is the third production in Matthew Warchus' opening season as Artistic Director of The Old Vic. The production opens tomorrow, December 16, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

West-End Transfers, Comedians, Circus Set for Spring 2016 Season at Sutton TheatresWest-End Transfers, Comedians, Circus Set for Spring 2016 Season at Sutton Theatres
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

After an exciting first season, Sutton Theatres is proud to announce its spring 2016 season of West End transfers, high profile comedians and new circus work alongside local community pieces. (more...)

Photo Flash: Laura Michelle Kelly, Ben Platt, Teal Wicks and More in BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLESPhoto Flash: Laura Michelle Kelly, Ben Platt, Teal Wicks and More in BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

This past Monday, twenty of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. Scroll down for photos from the concert! (more...)

WAITRESS Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES TonightWAITRESS Cast and More Set for BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

A slew of Broadway performers are set for the next installment of the 'Broadway Sings' concert series honoring Sara Bareilles. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the singer-songwriter's greatest hits, including cast members from the pre-Broadway run of Bareilles' musical Waitress at American Repertory Theatre. The performers will be accompanied by a string orchestra playing original orchestrations, tonight, November 2, at the Highline Ballroom. (more...)

Ben Thompson & Julia Mattison Join Lineup for THE SONGS OF F. MICHAEL HAYNIEBen Thompson & Julia Mattison Join Lineup for THE SONGS OF F. MICHAEL HAYNIE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present THE SONGS OF F. MICHAEL HAYNIE on Friday, October 16th at 11:30pm. Ben Thompson (Matilda, Holler If Ya Hear Me), Julia Mattison (Godspell), and Kasie Gasparini (Mamma Mia!) join a lineup that includes Alex Brightman (School of Rock, Matilda), Taylor Louderman (Bring It On, "Peter Pan LIVE!"), Daniel Quadrino (Newsies), and more. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekKerry Butler, Tovah Feldshuh & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

This week FEINSTEIN'S/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, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

West End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon LipkinWest End's THE LORAX Announces Full Casting, Including Simon Lipkin
by BWW News Desk - Oct 10, 2015

The Old Vic has today announced casting for David Greig's adaptation of Dr. Seuss's The Lorax, directed by Max Webster. Simon Lipkin will play the role of the Lorax, alongside puppeteers Laura Cubitt and Ben Thompson, whilst Simon Paisley Day takes the role of the Once-ler. (more...)

Kerry Butler & More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekKerry Butler & More Set for Late Night at Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Craving a show after the show? FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is bringing its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event: (more...)

Ben Platt, Teal Wicks & More Join BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES ConcertBen Platt, Teal Wicks & More Join BROADWAY SINGS SARA BAREILLES Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

The full lineup of Broadway performers has now been announced for the next installment of theBroadway Sings concert series honoring Sara Bareilles. A cast of 20 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the singer-songwriter's greatest hits, including cast members from the pre-Broadway run of Bareilles' musical Waitress at American Repertory Theatre. The performers will be accompanied by a string orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Kerry Butler, Phillipa Soo, Jason Danieley and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthKerry Butler, Phillipa Soo, Jason Danieley and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2015

This October, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For (more...)

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