Brian Yorkey News

BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Cleveland Play HouseBWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at Cleveland Play House
by Roy Berko - Apr 24, 2017

If you go to the theater for enjoyment, Cleveland Play House's "Freaky Friday" is your thing. If you go to the theater to see marvelous talent, in a well-directed, well-conceived show, "Freaky Friday" is your thing. If you don't go to theater but have always wondered what a Broadway show is like, "Freaky Friday" is your thing. Yes, if you don't go see "Freaky Friday" you are going to miss out on a special event! (more...)

CTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and MoreCTG Announces Partnerships with Royal Court, National Theatre, Second Stage, Danai Gurira and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Center Theatre Group Artistic Director Michael Ritchie announced separate co-commissioning partnerships with four internationally renowned theatres. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at FREAKY FRIDAY, Coming to Cleveland Play HousePhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at FREAKY FRIDAY, Coming to Cleveland Play House
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 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). Blickenstaff and Hunton will reprise their roles as Katherine Blake (mother) and Ellie Blake (daughter) from La Jolla Playhouse's production, which launched a three-theatre co-production that will move to Cleveland Play House and conclude with a run at Houston's Alley Theatre. Get a sneak peek at them in action at La Jolla Playhouse before they hit Cleveland! (more...)

VIDEO: New Trailer for TheaterWorks' NEXT TO NORMAL Starring Christiane NollVIDEO: New Trailer for TheaterWorks' NEXT TO NORMAL Starring Christiane Noll
by Stage Tube - Apr 14, 2017

TheaterWorks presents NEXT TO NORMAL through May 14, 2017. Check out the newest trailer below! (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL e GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT al Teatro della Luna da Ottobre 2017NEXT TO NORMAL e GREEN DAY'S AMERICAN IDIOT al Teatro della Luna da Ottobre 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Proprio dal Teatro della Luna, lla sala di Assago dove erano terminate le repliche di "Next to Normal" a febbraio 2016 e di "Green Day's American Idiot" a febbraio 2017, da ottobre partiranno i tour dei due spettacoli di teatro musicale che hanno iniziato la rivoluzione del genere, grazie alla lungimiranza del regista Marco Iacomelli e della STM - Scuola del Teatro Musicale. (more...)

Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second StageChisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER Finds Full Company at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

As previously announced, Second Stage Theatre will begin the 2017 Uptown Series with the world premiere of Chisa Hutchinson's SOMEBODY'S DAUGHTER, directed by MAY ADRALES. (more...)

Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!Breaking News: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT Wins 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

It was just announced by Pulitzer Prize administrator Mike Pride that Lynn Nottage's SWEAT has officially won the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama.  (more...)

Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!Who Will Win the 2017 Pulitzer Prize for Drama? Tune In to the Live Stream at 3pm!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Today's the day! The 2017 Pulitzer Prize Winners and Nominated Finalists will be announced in just minutes- April 10 at 3pm eastern daylight time via live-stream on pulitzer.org. (more...)


by Roberto Rodríguez - Apr 10, 2017

Según publica el periódico argentino La Nación, el musical se estrenará en septiembre en las Islas Canarias, para posteriormente llegar a Barcelona, y a partir de noviembre a Madrid. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARSignature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 4/7; NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 7, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature NEXT TO NORMAL in Connecticut, I AM MY OWN WIFE in Oklahoma, and RULES OF SECONDS in Los Angeles, just to name a few. Check out our top features below! (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorksNEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheaterWorks announced today that NEXT TO NORMAL will extend again through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Jr Jr's New Song 'Same Dark Places' Out Now & Available for DownloadJr Jr's New Song 'Same Dark Places' Out Now & Available for Download
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

'Same Dark Places' - a brand new track from Detroit duo JR JR - is out now and available for download on all DSPs including iTunes and Spotify. The animated, watercolor-inspired lyric video (more...)

BWW CT Top Theater Picks for April 2017BWW CT Top Theater Picks for April 2017
by Lauren Yarger - Apr 5, 2017

BWW CT Top Theater Picks for April 2017 (more...)

BWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at TheaterWorksBWW Review: NEXT TO NORMAL at TheaterWorks
by Joseph Harrison - Apr 3, 2017

Anyone who knows me knows I am passionate about the theatre and about the rare and radiant feeling that can only come from a few hours in a darkened space connecting on an emotional level both with a set of actors and those around you sharing that common experience. Sometimes a play gets it right, sometimes it doesn't, but sometimes a production comes along that is something else altogether. It goes beyond entertainment, reaching in and touching you to your very core in a brilliant symphony of emotional energy. This is exactly what is happening at TheaterWorks in Hartford in its latest production - Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey's NEXT TO NORMAL, and it is something truly magnificent. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at TheaterWorks' NEXT TO NORMAL Starring Christiane NollPhoto Flash: First Look at TheaterWorks' NEXT TO NORMAL Starring Christiane Noll
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

TheaterWorks presents NEXT TO NORMAL, the 3rd show of TheaterWorks 31st Season, now running through May 7, 2017. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved ClassicThe New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

CTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award CeremonyCTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. It was initially scheduled for March 14th but was rescheduled due to snowstorm Stella. (more...)

Mario Cantone & Jerry Dixon to Bring HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? to Feinstein's at the NikkoMario Cantone & Jerry Dixon to Bring HOW LONG HAS THIS BEEN GOING ON? to Feinstein's at the Nikko
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

The last time comic/actor Mario Cantone ('Sex in the City,' Assassins) and actor, songwriter, and director Jerry Dixon (If/Then, Once on This Island, tick, tick...BOOM!) teamed up, they created Laugh Whore, Cantone's wickedly entertaining and Tony-nominated one-man show-turned-Showtime special. (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL Musical Extends Its Stay at TheaterWorksNEXT TO NORMAL Musical Extends Its Stay at TheaterWorks
by Carissa Chesanek - Mar 28, 2017

The Pulitzer Prize winner Next to Normal musical recently opened at TheaterWorks in Hartford, Connecticut and will now extend its well-praised stay from April 30th to May 7th. (more...)

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