Brian Yorkey News

MAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage TheatreMAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, has announced a two-week extension after opening to extremely positive reviews on February 15th. The production will now play through March 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Podcast: 'Broadway Backstory' Explores NEXT TO NORMAL's Road to BroadwayPodcast: 'Broadway Backstory' Explores NEXT TO NORMAL's Road to Broadway
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 21, 2017

The episode tracks NEXT TO NORMAL's journey to Broadway. Through interviews with the show's stars, composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Director Michael Greif, and Producers David Stone and Carole Rothman, the episode follows the show from it's first incarnation as a college project to a 10-minute musical at the famed BMI Workshop and then through it's development process off-Broadway and out of town before landing on Broadway were it became a long-running Pulitzer Prize winning hit. (more...)


by Theater People Podcast - Feb 21, 2017

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Morgan Keene and Timothy J. Alex to Lead MIDWESTERN GOTHIC at Signature Theatre; Cast Complete!Morgan Keene and Timothy J. Alex to Lead MIDWESTERN GOTHIC at Signature Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Midwestern Gothic. Midwestern Gothic will run March 14 - April 30 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

World Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally TodayWorld Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is released digitally by Walt Disney Records today, February 10, 2017. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

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Six Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant RecipientsSix Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Ben Bonnema (book, music and lyrics), Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda (music and lyrics), Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke (book, music and lyrics), and Michael R. Jackson (book, music and lyrics). (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Cast Recording Tracklist Announced; Preview the Songs!FREAKY FRIDAY Studio Cast Recording Tracklist Announced; Preview the Songs!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. (more...)

TheaterWorks Announces Complete Cast for NEXT TO NORMALTheaterWorks Announces Complete Cast for NEXT TO NORMAL
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2017

TheaterWorks (Rob Ruggiero, Producing Artistic Director) announced complete casting today for NEXT TO NORMAL the 3rd show of TheaterWorks 31st Season. The production runs March 23 through April 30, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla PlayhousePhoto Flash: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at the Hilberry Theatre is an Emotional RideBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at the Hilberry Theatre is an Emotional Ride
by Katie Laban - Feb 2, 2017

The Hilberry Theatre's version of Next to Normal is one that does the Pulitzer Prize-winning rock musical justice. It is a powerful production that is filled with emotional and interesting performances by the talented cast. It is the first musical the company has performed since 2009 and they do not disappoint with any aspect. From the cast to the orchestra to set - it is a show that will move you on many levels. (more...)

BWW Interview: I vincitori dei BroadwayWorld Italy Awards 2016BWW Interview: I vincitori dei BroadwayWorld Italy Awards 2016
by Valeria Venturelli - Feb 2, 2017

L'anno si e aperto con un nuovo riconoscimento per il teatro musicale italiano: il 4 Gennaio sono stati finalmente annunciati i vincitori dei BroadwayWorld Awards 2016, dopo un processo di circa tre mesi di nomination e votazioni completamente affidato a voi, spettatori e nostri lettori. Quest'anno la 'gara' e stata altissima, i vincitori (di cui riportiamo di seguito l'elenco) spesso e volentieri hanno superato di un soffio gli altri concorrenti! (more...)

City Circle Acting Company to Stage NEXT TO NORMAL at Coralville CenterCity Circle Acting Company to Stage NEXT TO NORMAL at Coralville Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

City Circle Acting Company of Coralville will present the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winning musical, Next to Normal on February 10-12 at the Coralville Center for the Performing Arts. Performances are February 10 and 11 at 7:30 pm and February 12 at 2:00 pm. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 29, 2017
by - Jan 29, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 29 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 1/28/2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2017

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 1/28/2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 28, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 28, 2017
by - Jan 28, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2017BWW's On This Day - January 27, 2017
by - Jan 27, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 27 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

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