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Atlantic Theater, Barrington Stage & More Among NAMT's 2016-17 New Musicals Grant RecipientsAtlantic Theater, Barrington Stage & More Among NAMT's 2016-17 New Musicals Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) has announced eleven awards granted from their National Fund for New Musicals, a major funding program to support NAMT member not-for-profit theatres in their collaborations with writers to create, develop and produce new musicals. Now in its eighth year, the Fund will provide grants totaling $43,000 to twelve organizations across the country. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!KINKY BOOTS, GYPSY Win Big At Oliviers! Staunton, Henry And All The Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2016

The winners of the Olivier Awards 2016 with MasterCard, the most prestigious event in the UK theatrical calendar, were announced tonight (Sunday 3 April 2016) at the star-studded ceremony held at London's Royal Opera House. (more...)

Steven Boyer to Host The Play Company's Annual Gala; Sky-Pony to PerformSteven Boyer to Host The Play Company's Annual Gala; Sky-Pony to Perform
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

The Play Company (PlayCo), the NYC-based theater company that produces outstanding contemporary plays from around the world, brings together top chefs and theater artists for this year's Cabaret Gourmet, PlayCo's annual gala. Drummer, DJ, producer, culinary entrepreneur and tastemaker, Questlove will be honored at the unique event, which features savory and sweet tasting dishes prepared by hand selected chefs from some of New York City's most celebrated restaurants, on the occasion of the publication of his forthcoming book somethingtofoodabout set for release the next day, April 12. The evening, which celebrates creativity in all its facets, will be MC'd by Tony nominee (Hand to God) and PlayCo alum (Enjoy, The Ugly One) Steven Boyer, with musical entertainment provided by indie pop band Sky-Pony. (more...)

Cast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTCCast, Creatives Set for DEFERRED ACTION World Premiere at DTC
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the world-premiere of DEFERRED ACTION. A co-production with Cara Mia Theatre Co. and directed by Cara Mia's Artistic Director David Lozano, DEFERRED ACTION features company members from both DTC and Cara Mia. DEFERRED ACTION will begin previews with a Pay-What-You-Can performance on Wednesday, April 20 and will run through Saturday, May 14. Press Opening will be Friday, April 29 at 8 p.m. (more...)

DTC and The Sixth Floor Museum To Co-host Community Conversation on 3/21DTC and The Sixth Floor Museum To Co-host Community Conversation on 3/21
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Dallas Theater Center and The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza will co-host a community conversation titled, "JFK - LBJ: Transition of Power" on March 21 at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza. Join the conversation led by the Museum's curator, Stephen Fagin, and featured panel members. This panel discussion will offer unique comparisons of President John F. Kennedy and President Lyndon B. Johnson, and showcase firsthand accounts from November 22, 1963-shared by three individuals representing the worlds of politics, presidential security, and photojournalism. The event will begin at 6 p.m. and is free and open to the public. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/8/2016 - 3/15/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 3/8/2016 - 3/15/2016
by - Mar 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/8/2016 - 3/15/2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/9/16- IN THE HEIGHTSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/9/16- IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stage Tube - Mar 9, 2016

Today in 2008, In the Heights opened at the Richard Rogers Theatre, where it ran for 1184 performances. In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The Broadway production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). It was also a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

Adam Bock's A LIFE, 'BELLA' Musical Slated for Playwrights Horizons' 2016-17 Season of PremieresAdam Bock's A LIFE, 'BELLA' Musical Slated for Playwrights Horizons' 2016-17 Season of Premieres
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, just announced the six productions of its 2016/2017 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. (more...)

Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn's HOOD & More Will Premiere at Dallas Theatre Center in 2016-17Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn's HOOD & More Will Premiere at Dallas Theatre Center in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

Dallas Theater Center Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty announced today the theater's 2016-2017 season including two world-premiere musicals titled Bella: An American Tall Tale by Kirsten Childs, the co-lyricist of FLY; and the world-premiere musical Hood, a fresh take on Robin Hood by Douglas Carter Beane and Lewis Flinn. Also included in the 2016-2017 season are two of The New York Times Best Theater picks of 2015, Constellations and The Christians; the classic historical drama, Inherit The Wind; a reimagined Greek tragedy, Electra; the holiday classic, A Christmas Carol; and an exciting new work with a title to be announced. DTC's 2016-2017 season includes productions in the Potter Rose Performance Hall and the Studio Theatre at the Dee and Charles Wyly Theatre in the AT&T Performing Arts Center and the Kalita Humphreys Theater on Turtle Creek. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: The Story of Last Night- Behind the Scenes of HAMILTON's Grammy-Winning GreatnessBWW Exclusive: The Story of Last Night- Behind the Scenes of HAMILTON's Grammy-Winning Greatness
by Nicole Rosky - Feb 16, 2016

While most of music's biggest night was being celebrated in LA, for the first time in history, Broadway was also gearing up to truly be a part of the festivities last night. You were likely witness to it- about ninety minutes into the 58th annual Grammy Awards, the company of Broadway's biggest hit, Hamilton, performed live from their New York City stage (the first ever live performance from a Broadway theatre to be broadcast on the Grammys), finally giving the rest of the world a taste of what the fuss is all about. The company was electric; the performance was flawless; and I was there. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Epic GRAMMYs Acceptance SpeechSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Raps Epic GRAMMYs Acceptance Speech
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2016

Following a performance of HAMILTON's opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' telecast live via satellite from the Richard Rodgers theater, presenter Seth MacFarland announced that Broadway's hip hop musical was the winner of the 2016 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Below, watch Lin-Manuel Miranda rap an epic acceptance speech! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Blows Away GRAMMYs Audience with Musical's Opening NumberSTAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Cast Blows Away GRAMMYs Audience with Musical's Opening Number
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2016

On tonight's 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, airing live on CBS, the Grammy Award-nominated musical Hamilton ushered Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast performed the opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. Click below to watch them 'Blow Us All Away' in their appearance at the awards show! (more...)

And the Grammy for Musical Theater Album Goes to... (Wait For It)...HAMILTON!And the Grammy for Musical Theater Album Goes to... (Wait For It)...HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Following a live performance of the show's opening number 'Alexander Hamilton' telecast live via satellite from the Richard Rodgers theater, presenter Seth MacFarland announced that the hip hop musical was the winner of a Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Backstage and Ready to Bring It - HAMILTON Cast Preps for the GRAMMYSSTAGE TUBE: Backstage and Ready to Bring It - HAMILTON Cast Preps for the GRAMMYS
by Stage Tube - Feb 15, 2016

On tonight's 58th Annual GRAMMY AWARDS, airing live on CBS, the Grammy Award-nominated musical Hamilton ushers Broadway back to the GRAMMY stage after a more than five-year hiatus when GRAMMY Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast perform a number from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. The broadcast begins at 8/7c on CBS. In the meantime, check out Lin-Manuel's behind-the-scenes view of the company getting ready backstage below! (more...)

The Story of Tonight: HAMILTON Cast Performs Live on 58th GRAMMY AWARDS!The Story of Tonight: HAMILTON Cast Performs Live on 58th GRAMMY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - Feb 15, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda and his extraordinary cast will perform a number from the acclaimed musical via satellite from the legendary Richard Rodgers Theatre in New York. (more...)

Brandon Potter to Star in DTC's Texas-Sized Production of ALL THE WAY This SpringBrandon Potter to Star in DTC's Texas-Sized Production of ALL THE WAY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Dallas Theater Center announced today complete details for the Texas-sized production of the Tony Award-winning play, ALL THE WAY. A co-production with the Alley Theatre and directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty, the Houston Chronicle calls ALL THE WAY "a fascinating portrait of one of the most colorful and complex figures in U.S. history." ALL THE WAY features company members from both DTC and the Alley Theatre. (more...)

Photo Flash: Atencion! IN THE HEIGHTS' Christopher Jackson and Carlos Gomez Reunite at the Richard RodgersPhoto Flash: Atencion! IN THE HEIGHTS' Christopher Jackson and Carlos Gomez Reunite at the Richard Rodgers
by Sally Henry - Feb 7, 2016

Below, check out a photo of a proper reunion of Benny's dispatch, as Gomez poses with Christopher Jackson! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/9/16- IN THE HEIGHTSSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/9/16- IN THE HEIGHTS
by Stage Tube - Jan 9, 2016

Today in 2011, In the Heights closed at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 1184 performances. In the Heights is a musical with music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and a book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. The story explores three days in the characters' lives in the New York City Dominican-American neighborhood of Washington Heights. The Broadway production was nominated for thirteen Tony Awards, winning four: Best Musical, Best Original Score, Best Choreography (Andy Blankenbuehler), and Best Orchestrations (Alex Lacamoire and Bill Sherman). It was also a finalist for the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

James Black to Lead Alley Theatre's Epic LBJ Drama ALL THE WAY; Cast Announced!James Black to Lead Alley Theatre's Epic LBJ Drama ALL THE WAY; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2015

Alley Theatre Artistic Director Gregory Boyd announces the cast and creative team for the Texas-sized, Tony Award-winning new play, ALL THE WAY, a unique co-production with Dallas Theater Center (DTC). Directed by DTC Artistic Director Kevin Moriarty, ALL THE WAY brings company members from two of the largest Texas resident theaters to collaborate and perform on stage, beginning with the Houston premiere in the Alley's newly renovated Hubbard Theatre January 29-February 21, 2016. (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Alex Lacamoire Reveals the Stage Magic of IN THE HEIGHTS!From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Alex Lacamoire Reveals the Stage Magic of IN THE HEIGHTS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 19, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage BroadwayWorld 'STAGE MAGIC' video from 2009. Watch as Alex Lacamoire reveals the magic behind IN THE HEIGHTS below! (more...)

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