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Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowTony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and More Slated for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond, including Tony Danza, Jennifer Damiano and more. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL at MTH Theater - Crown Center this FallNEXT TO NORMAL at MTH Theater - Crown Center this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Next to Normal is best described as a "feel everything" rock musical. Playwright and lyricist Brian Yorkey employs humor through funny lines and situations to balance and lighten the play's serious and painful situations of human life. The music by Tom Kitt provides pleasure in itself, and connects the audience's emotions to the lyrics in ways that simple spoken words cannot. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016
by - Jul 19, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/12/2016 - 7/19/2016. (more...)

Writing a New Musical? Apply for BMI's Lehman Engel Musical Theatre WorkshopWriting a New Musical? Apply for BMI's Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Broadcast Music, Inc. (BMI), the global leader in music rights management, has announced that the BMI Lehman Engel Musical Theatre Workshop is now accepting applications for its first year composer/lyricist class. The application deadline is end of day on Monday, August 15, 2016. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff Talks FREAKY FRIDAY!Heidi Blickenstaff Talks FREAKY FRIDAY!
by Steve Schonberg - Jul 15, 2016

Today, casting was announced for the stage adaptation of Disney's iconic film "Freaky Friday," which will be led by Emma Hunton ("Spring Awakening," "Next to Normal") and Heidi Blickenstaff ("Something Rotten," "The Little Mermaid") as daughter and mother, respectively. It will have a world premiere in October at the Signature Theatre in Arlington, VA. (more...)

Breaking News: Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton Will Lead FREAKY FRIDAY at DC's Signature TheatreBreaking News: Heidi Blickenstaff & Emma Hunton Will Lead FREAKY FRIDAY at DC's Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 15, 2016

Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening) are set to star as mother and daughter in the world premiere production of the new musical Freaky Friday at Signature Theatre. The musical, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, features a book byBridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed byChristopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 13 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Further casting and creative team members will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

World Premiere of FREAKY FRIDAY will Land at Signature Theatre this OctoberWorld Premiere of FREAKY FRIDAY will Land at Signature Theatre this October
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Signature Theatre is proud to announce the world premiere production of the new musical Freaky Friday. The musical, based on the beloved 1972 novel by Mary Rodgers and hit Disney films and developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday will run from October 4 - November 13 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jennifer Damiano Gets Some Hilariously Jennuine Advice from Lesli MargheritaSTAGE TUBE: Jennifer Damiano Gets Some Hilariously Jennuine Advice from Lesli Margherita
by Ashley LaChant - Jul 11, 2016

In preparation for her first cabaret show at 54 Below, Tony Award-Nominee Jennifer Damiano sits down on her couch for a video series called JENNUINE QUESTIONS, where she looks to Lesli Margherita to calm her pre-show jitters. Click below to watch Margherita clear all her troubles away with some star power advice. (more...)


by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Jul 8, 2016

El musical, que triunfo en Argentina como CASI NORMALES, podria llegar pronto a Madrid. (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in JulyTony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, 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, visit www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BoHo Theatre to Bring NEXT TO NORMAL to Theater WitBoHo Theatre to Bring NEXT TO NORMAL to Theater Wit
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

BoHo Theatre completes its 2016 season with NEXT TO NORMAL, Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt's rock opera about struggling with grief and mental illness in suburban America. The production is directed by Theater at the Center Artistic Director Linda Fortunato, who recently earned a Jeff Award for choreographing BoHo's KISS OF THE SPIDER WOMAN and a Jeff Award nomination for directing BoHo's PARADE. (more...)

Channing Tatum Says 'Brilliant' Director Will Helm MAGIC MIKE on BroadwayChanning Tatum Says 'Brilliant' Director Will Helm MAGIC MIKE on Broadway
by Jessica Khan - Jun 27, 2016

Channing Tatum has teased a little more about his new MAGIC MIKE musical. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, PROOF and More Set for The Studio Theatre in 2016-17NEXT TO NORMAL, PROOF and More Set for The Studio Theatre in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

The Studio Theatre - Tierra del Sol announces its 2016-17 season: SEASON ONE - A Model Home: Peer Beyond the Facade. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonNew Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

BWW Review: An Emotionally Stirring and Powerful NEXT TO NORMAL Rocks Keegan TheatreBWW Review: An Emotionally Stirring and Powerful NEXT TO NORMAL Rocks Keegan Theatre
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jun 22, 2016

Next to Normal may not have Hamilton's name recognition; however it easily ranks as one of the greatest musicals of this century. Provocative and funny, topical and emotionally stirring, it's the musical art form at its best. DC theatergoers now have a fantastic opportunity to see the 2010 Pulitzer Prize Winner for Drama in a powerful, yet intimate, production at Keegan Theatre. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 6/17/2016 - Javier Munoz, BC/EFA and More!Broadway AM Report, 6/17/2016 - Javier Munoz, BC/EFA and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 17, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? (more...)

Brandon Ivie Named Associate Artistic Director at Village TheatreBrandon Ivie Named Associate Artistic Director at Village Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

New York/Seattle-based director Brandon Ivie (Jasper in Deadland, Lizard Boy) has been named as the new Associate Artistic Director of Village Theatre. Ivie's main role will be as creative lead on new musical development through the company's Village Originals program, beginning July 1. (more...)

Brian D'Arcy James to Star in Netflix's 13 REASONS WHY from Writer Brian YorkeyBrian D'Arcy James to Star in Netflix's 13 REASONS WHY from Writer Brian Yorkey
by TV News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Brian D'Arcy James will star opposite Dylan Minnette, Katherine Langford and Kate Walsh in Netflix's 13-episode series 13 REASONS WHY. (more...)

BWW Review: Fabulous Voices Can't Save Dull, Unoriginal IF/THEN at PPACBWW Review: Fabulous Voices Can't Save Dull, Unoriginal IF/THEN at PPAC
by Robert Barossi - Jun 16, 2016

It's always a challenge to find a fresh, new, innovate way to tell a story. It seems at times like every story out there has already been told so the only option is to tell it again, but tell it differently. Use a storytelling technique that excites and engages the audience, and maybe it won't even matter what the story is. That idea, while it might sound good, just doesn't work in reality, as demonstrated by the current touring production of If/Then, now playing at Providence Performing Arts Center. The interesting way of telling the story just can't mask the fact that the story being told is incredibly ordinary, unoriginal and dull. (more...)

IF/THEN's Stunning Performances Intrigue Nashville AudiencesIF/THEN's Stunning Performances Intrigue Nashville Audiences
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2016

Who would have ever thought a musical about urban planning could be as effective and engaging, and as thoroughly compelling (if somewhat confusing and confounding, by turns) as If/Then, the latest work from the Pulitzer Prize-winning (for next to normal) duo of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey? (more...)

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