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Photo Coverage: Here Ye! Go Inside the Performance Preview for CINDERELLA on TourPhoto Coverage: Here Ye! Go Inside the Performance Preview for CINDERELLA on Tour
by Walter McBride - Sep 26, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, starring Paige Faure in the title role, and ready to sweep Cinderella off her feet, Andy Jones in role of Prince Topher. The company just met the press and below you can check out photos from inside the performance preview! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Paige Faure and William Ivey Long Prepare for CINDERELLA TourPhoto Coverage: Paige Faure and William Ivey Long Prepare for CINDERELLA Tour
by Jennifer Broski - Sep 25, 2014

Cinderella launches its First National Tour in Providence, RI, at the Providence Performing Arts Center on Friday October 10, 2014, and the cast and creative team is hard at work making final preparations. In the exclusive photos below, BroadwayWorld takes you inside the fitting room with six-time Tony Award winner William Ivey Long and Cinderella herself, Paige Faure. Go behind the scenes of the magical costume fitting below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 7/29/14 - WICKED Welcomes New Stars, Tamblyn Gets 'PRETTY', LIFE IS A MUSICAL in Long Island and More!WAKE UP with BWW 7/29/14 - WICKED Welcomes New Stars, Tamblyn Gets 'PRETTY', LIFE IS A MUSICAL in Long Island and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jul 29, 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: The National Tour of WICKED welcomes a new 'Glinda' and 'Boq' this evening, Amber Tamblyn takes the stage at the Geffen, Jessica Grove is back in her fins as 'Ariel' in NC, and MY LIFE IS A MUSICAL (don't we all wish?) premieres in Long Island! (more...)

Andy Jones, Kecia Lewis, Blake Hammond & More Join Paige Faure in CINDERELLA TourAndy Jones, Kecia Lewis, Blake Hammond & More Join Paige Faure in CINDERELLA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2014

Producers of the TonyŽ Award winning musical Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, Robyn Goodman, Jill Furman and Stephen Kocis, have announced additional casting for the First National Tour launching in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) onOctober 10, 2014. (more...)

Renee Fleming Stars in Williamstown Theatre Festival's LIVING ON LOVE, Opening TonightRenee Fleming Stars in Williamstown Theatre Festival's LIVING ON LOVE, Opening Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 16, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival welcomes Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of LIVING ON LOVE, opening today, July 16, and continuing through the 26th. This World Premiere by Joe DiPIetro and Garson Kanin is based on the play Peccadillo by Garson Kanin and directed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Justin Long & Renee Fleming Talk LIVING ON LOVE at Williamstown Theatre FestivalSTAGE TUBE: Justin Long & Renee Fleming Talk LIVING ON LOVE at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by Stage Tube - Jul 14, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has released an extended video interview between Justin Long and Renee Fleming about the upcoming production, LIVING ON LOVE, which opens at the Williamstown Theatre Festival this Thursday, July 17. Check it out below! (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team for WTF's LIVING ON LOVE, Featuring Anna Chlumsky and Justin Long, ConfirmedFull Cast & Creative Team for WTF's LIVING ON LOVE, Featuring Anna Chlumsky and Justin Long, Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus has announced the full cast and creative team of its world premiere Main Stage production, Joe DiPietro's Living on Love. The production will run on the Main Stage from July 16 through July 26. (more...)

FIRST DATE Vocal Selections Now Available!FIRST DATE Vocal Selections Now Available!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

Vocal Selections are now available for First Date, which features 10 songs: 'First Impressions,' 'I'd Order Love', 'The One', 'Safer', 'Something That Will Last', 'The Things I Never Said' and more. Click here to order now! (more...)

NYMF to Stage Reading of IDAHO!, 4/25NYMF to Stage Reading of IDAHO!, 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2014

Theatre professionals who missed IDAHO! at NYMF will have an opportunity to see it in staged reading this Friday, April 25th only. The new musical, named 'Best of Fest' was met with cascades of laughter during its sold-out run, prompting the festival to add extra performances. The show has been described as "a rollicking satire that takes the sexually-charged subtext of the classic musical and puts it front and center." One four-time Tony winning producer called it simply, "A hoot and a half!" (more...)

Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!Judy Kuhn & Howard McGillin Join Williamstown Theatre Festival's THE VISIT; Season Casting Announced!
by 30 Days of NYMF 2012 - Apr 18, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival has announced exciting casting for their Main Stage productions, along with a several special events for their 2014 Summer Season. On the Main Stage: Festival veterans including Nate Corddry, Holley Fain, Christopher Fitzgerald and Nancy Opel join the cast of June Moon, directed by Jessica Stone (July 2- 13); Justin Long returns to Williamstown, joining Renee Fleming in the World Premiere of Living on Love(July 16 - 26), and theater veterans Judy Kuhn, Howard McGillin, festival favorite Roger Rees, and more join Chita Rivera in the John Doyle-directed production of The Visit, with choreography by Graciela Daniele (July 31 - August 17). (more...)

Backstage With Karen Mason, Lesli Margherita & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekBackstage With Karen Mason, Lesli Margherita & More Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 21, 2014

Craving a show after the show? 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th St., 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming events: (more...)

Photo Flash: A Fond Farewell to Broadway's 700 SUNDAYS, ANNIE, BETRAYAL, FIRST DATE & SPIDER-MANPhoto Flash: A Fond Farewell to Broadway's 700 SUNDAYS, ANNIE, BETRAYAL, FIRST DATE & SPIDER-MAN
by Walter McBride - Jan 5, 2014

Yesterday, Jan. 4, high-flying theater spectacle SPIDER:MAN: TURN OFF THE DARK took its final flight, with Billy Crystal's 700 SUNDAYS, the revival of ANNIE, BETRAYAL with Daniel Craig and Rachel Weisz, and FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez following suit today, Jan. 5. (more...)

BWW Flashback: FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Wraps Broadway Run TonightBWW Flashback: FIRST DATE with Zachary Levi & Krysta Rodriguez Wraps Broadway Run Tonight
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 5, 2014

FIRST DATE, which opened on August 8, 2013 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre, plays its final performance today, Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3pm, having played 34 previews and 174 regular performances. First Date, starring Zachary Levi and Krysta Rodriguez, began performances on Broadway on July 9, 2013, and has a book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner, direction by Bill Berry, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- FIRST DATE13 in 30: Video Highlights from 2013- FIRST DATE
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 26, 2013

2014 is upon us, which means that it's time to look back on all of the highs and lows that this past theatre season has brought. BroadwayWorld is wrapping up the year by tributing our favorite moments of 2013, and in this series, we're highlighting 13 of our favorite musical moments on stage in just 30 seconds. Below, check out a 30 second clip from one of our favorite musicals of the year- First Date. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Betsy Brandt Visits FIRST DATE!Exclusive Photo Flash: Betsy Brandt Visits FIRST DATE!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2013

Over the weekend, Betsy Brandt (Breaking Bad, The Michael J Fox Show) travelled to the Longacre Theatre to check out Broadway's FIRST DATE. BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from backstage below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 2-8THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: November 2-8
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 8, 2013

Highlights from this week include a first look into A BED AND A CHAIR, FIRST DATE's recording for CAROL FOR A CURE, as well as pictures from opening night of AFTER MIDNIGHT! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Flash: Cast of FIRST DATE Visits A TIME TO KILL on Broadway!Exclusive Photo Flash: Cast of FIRST DATE Visits A TIME TO KILL on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2013

The cast of FIRST DATE went on a field trip earlier this week, traveling to the Longacre Theatre to check out the cast of A TIME TO KILL in action. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you an exclusive look at the backstage festivities after the show! (more...)

FIRST DATE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014FIRST DATE to Close on Broadway January 5, 2014
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2013

It's just been announced that FIRST DATE, which opened on August 8, 2013 at Broadway's Longacre Theatre (220 W. 48th Street), will play its final performance on Sunday, January 5, 2014, at 3pm, having played 34 previews and 174 regular performances. FIRST DATE began performances on Broadway on July 9, 2013, and has a book by Austin Winsberg, music and lyrics by Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner,direction by Bill Berry, musical staging by Josh Rhodes, orchestrations by August Eriksmoen, and musical supervision, vocal and incidental arrangements by Dominick Amendum. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Zachary Levi & FIRST DATE Cast Tell It on the Mountain for Carols for a CureExclusive Photo Coverage: Zachary Levi & FIRST DATE Cast Tell It on the Mountain for Carols for a Cure
by Jennifer Broski - Nov 6, 2013

Stars and casts from the current Broadway line-up have been busy in the studio, recording for the 2013 Broadway's Carols for a Cure, Volume 15. Singing traditional and original holiday songs, this annual holiday music CD benefits Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS (BC/EFA), one of the nation's leading industry-based, nonprofit AIDS fundraising and grant-making organizations. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you exclusive photos from First Date's recording session for 'Go Tell It on the Mountain' with castmembers Zachary Levi, Kristoffer Cusick, Sara Chase, Kate Loprest, Eric Ankrim, and Blake Hammond. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Original Cast Recording of FIRST DATE is Quirky, Charming, and EndearingBWW Reviews: Original Cast Recording of FIRST DATE is Quirky, Charming, and Endearing
by Brittany Goldfield Rodrigues - Oct 15, 2013

The fun new musical FIRST DATE boasts music from Alan Zachary and Michael Weiner and a book by Austin Winsberg. The show tells the story of what happens when hipster serial dater Casey (Krysta Rodriguez) and uptight Aaron (Zachary Levi) are set up for a blind date at a restaurant downtown. The investment banker and artist-type don't quite hit it off but they don't fall apart either. The other restaurant goers become every person who could stand in the way or influence a date, each one with a colourful song of their own. Sisters, ex's, best friends and more make an appearance during this dynamic blind date. (more...)

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