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Trent Kowalik, Jackie Burns and More Set for New Musical LUCIFER at Bowery Event Space This OctoberTrent Kowalik, Jackie Burns and More Set for New Musical LUCIFER at Bowery Event Space This October
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

The story of the Bible according to the Devil. God, known as 'The Boss,' has tasked five diverse angels to head up his most ambitious project yet -- creating the world in just seven days. (more...)

Cast Set for Graham Greene's TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at Keen CompanyCast Set for Graham Greene's TRAVELS WITH MY AUNT at Keen Company
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Today Keen Artistic Director Jonathan Silverstein announced the cast for the upcoming production of Graham Greene'sTravels With My Aunt. (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present CARRIE THE MUSICALPlayhouse on the Square to Present CARRIE THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2015

Carrie White doesn't fit in. At school, the popular students torture her; at home, her religiously fanatical mother terrorizes her. But Carrie's just discovered she's got a special power, and if pushed too far, she's not afraid to use it. Based on the best selling novel, Carrie the Musical spins an epic tale of torment and revenge. (more...)

Linda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This MonthLinda Lavin, Will Swenson and More Set for 54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

This September,54 BELOWpresents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. (more...)

PRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This WeekPRINCE OF BROADWAY Begins Rehearsals in NYC This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

The Umeda Arts Theater world premiere production of Prince of Broadway will begin rehearsals on Thursday, September 3 in New York City. (more...)

SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This WeekSATURDAY NIGHT FEVER Reunion, Linda Lavin & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

This week at54 BELOW,Broadway's Supper Clubpresents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond.To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.comor call(646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Review: 'Blanche, Did Ya Know There Are Rats in the Cellar?' Circuit's BUYER AND CELLAR Clarifies ThatBWW Review: 'Blanche, Did Ya Know There Are Rats in the Cellar?' Circuit's BUYER AND CELLAR Clarifies That
by Joseph Baker - Aug 31, 2015

Take a trip to Barbra's basement. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 31-September 6, Featuring Anthony Rapp, Barrett Weed, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for August 31-September 6, Featuring Anthony Rapp, Barrett Weed, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Aug 30, 2015

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras 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: Saturday Night Fever Reunion Concert; Anthony Rapp: Unplugged; 54 Sings You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown; Barrett Weed; and 54 Sings Guys and Dolls. (more...)

Elton John Announces 2nd and Final Sydney Concert, Hordern PavilionElton John Announces 2nd and Final Sydney Concert, Hordern Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Sir Elton John and his band return to Australia from 5 December as part of his international "All The Hits Tour." Due to huge ticket sales one last Sydney concert has been added on Thursday 17 December - at the venue where it all began - the Hordern Pavilion. (more...)

MATILDA's Oona Laurence and Owen Judge to Host Lyrics for Life BenefitMATILDA's Oona Laurence and Owen Judge to Host Lyrics for Life Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2015

Hosted by Oona Laurence (Matilda, Southpaw) and Owen Judge (Fantastic Four), Lyrics for Life will be held on Sept 9th at Symphony Space. In honor of World Suicide Prevention Week, this event features over one hundred young performers from Broadway, TV & Film, singer/songwriters and award-winning dancers. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with the Costume Designer of Huntington Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICSTAGE TUBE: Behind-the-Scenes with the Costume Designer of Huntington Theatre's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by Stage Tube - Aug 28, 2015

TheHuntington Theatre Companywill open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music,Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nomineeHaydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway'sStephen BogardusandLauren Molina. Huntington Artistic DirectorPeter DuBois(after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. Check out the video below on outfitting the cast in the show! (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in JapanJason Robert Brown Writing Music for PRINCE OF BROADWAY in Japan
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

As previously reported, the World Premiere of PRINCE OF BROADWAY, a new musical celebrating the extraordinary six decade Broadway career of producer-director Harold Prince, will play from October 23-November 22, 2015 at Tokyu Theatre Orb in Tokyo, Japan and November 28-December 10, 2015 at Umeda Arts Theater, Main Hall, in Osaka, Japan. Now,the show's official websitehas unveiled theAct I song list. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Molina, Stephen Bogardus, Haydn Gwynne and More in Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSICPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Lauren Molina, Stephen Bogardus, Haydn Gwynne and More in Huntington's A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

TheHuntington Theatre Companywill open its 2015-2016 season with the Tony Award-winning musical A Little Night Music,Stephen Sondheim's most romantic and popular work, led by Tony and Olivier nomineeHaydn Gwynne, as well as Broadway'sStephen BogardusandLauren Molina. Huntington Artistic DirectorPeter DuBois(after all the terrible things I do; Smart People; Rapture, Blister, Burn; and Becky Shaw) will direct. Performances will run September 11 - October 11, 2015 at the Avenue of the Arts / BU Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast below! (more...)

Playhouse on the Square to Present THE MATCHMAKERPlayhouse on the Square to Present THE MATCHMAKER
by BWW News Desk - Aug 27, 2015

Playhouse on the Square is proud to present the classic American comedy,The Matchmaker.The Matchmakerfollows the exploits of Dolly Levi, a widow who arranges marriages for New Yorkers at the turn of the 20th century. Hired by a local merchant to find a wife, Dolly sets her sights on the eligible bachelor herself! Slapstick, mistaken identity, and secret rendezvous ensue in this uproarious comedy from the Pulitzer-prize winning playwright, Thornton Wilder. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for August 26, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Aug 26, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. Today's fire at The Second City, and last week's Jeff Award nominations! Plus 'Glory Days' and the Refuge Theatre season, new musicals in focus with Schonberg and Boublil, Chicago Children's Theatre and more, Joan Curto, Hershey Felder, 'Bat Boy,' and Theatre At The Center's 2016 season! (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID Returning to Hobby Center, 9/10-13
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

Dive on in with the dazzling cast of Theatre Under The Star's production of Disney's The Little Mermaid! Back by popular demand, this fun-filled, timeless tale will play for a limited run September 10 - 13 at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts! (more...)

Jake Siegfried & Robyn Kimmel to Present SWEETEN THE FUTURE Kidscook4acause Benefit at the Beechman, 8/28Jake Siegfried & Robyn Kimmel to Present SWEETEN THE FUTURE Kidscook4acause Benefit at the Beechman, 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

This Friday, August 28 at 7pm, FLY's Jake Siegfried & UNBREAKABLE KIMMY SCHMIDT's Robyn Kimmel present the 1st Benefit Concert 'Sweeten the Future' for Kidscook4acause at theLaurie Beechman Theatre,402 W 42nd Street, NYC.Featuring teen stage, TV and film performers with special guest THE NEXT BIG THING'sTrapper Felides. (more...)

Cast of The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Taps Broadway Faves in Dancing Challenge for BCEFACast of The CW's CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND Taps Broadway Faves in Dancing Challenge for BCEFA
by Matt Tamanini - Aug 25, 2015

The cast of The CW's new musical comedy series, Rachel Bloom, Broadway alum Donna Lynne Champlin (BILLY ELLIOT, SWEENEY TODD), Vincent Rodriguez III (HERE LIES LOVE, ANYTHING GOES National Tour) and Pete Gardner launched a Tap Dance Challenge last Friday to benefit Broadway Cares Equity Fights Aids. Before busting out into an impressive routine, the CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND cast 'tapped' Broadway favorites, THE FLASH's Jesse L. Martin, MODERN FAMILY's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, SUPERGIRL's Jeremy Jordan, NCIS:LA's Barret Foa (SPELLING BEE, Off-Broadway's GODSPELL) and MADAM SECRETARY's Bebe Neuwirth. (more...)

SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2SIDE SHOW's Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner to Reunite in Provincetown, 9/1-2
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2015

In 1998, Alice Ripley and Emily Skinner became the first actresses ever nominated together for a Best Actress Tony Award, for their performance as the conjoined twins Daisy and Violet Hilton in the original Broadway production of 'Side Show.' On September 1 & 2 at 7:00 PM, Mark Cortale will reunite the two heralded stars of that musical for his ground-breaking Broadway @ The Art House series in Provincetown, featuring SiriusXM Star Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. What differentiates this concert series from any other is the seamless mix of intimate, funny and revealing behind-the-scenes stories from Broadway's biggest stars and their stellar singing of musical theatre repertoire. For tickets and information visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)

BWW Review: Playhouse on the Square Gives BILLY ELLIOT a Chance to DanceBWW Review: Playhouse on the Square Gives BILLY ELLIOT a Chance to Dance
by Joseph Baker - Aug 24, 2015

Elton John's score enlivens Playhouse's BILLY ELLIOT. (more...)

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