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Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards Celebrate This Season's Stunning Debuts!Photo Coverage: Theatre World Awards Celebrate This Season's Stunning Debuts!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Earlier this week, The Theatre World Awards celebrated this year's Outstanding Broadway or Off-Broadway Debut Performance honorees. Hosted annually by well-known theater journalist, Peter Filichia, the 72nd Annual Theatre World Awards ceremony was produced by Theatre World Awards, Inc. Board of Directors.  (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Steve Martin & Carmen Cusack Talk Broadway's BRIGHT STAR on CBS THIS MORNINGSTAGE TUBE: Steve Martin & Carmen Cusack Talk Broadway's BRIGHT STAR on CBS THIS MORNING
by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016

Broadway's shining at the moment with Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's new musical BRIGHT STAR, featuring Tony nominee Carmen Cusack, currently playing at the Cort Theatre. In celebration of the show's run - not to mention five Tony nods - Martin and Cusack stopped by CBS THIS MORNING today, where they opened up about the process of bringing the musical to the Great White Way. Check out their interview below! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!DEAR EVAN HANSEN and SALOME Win Big at the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, Complete List of Winners!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the winners of the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees and winners! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, RodriguezThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SPRING AWAKENING's Boniello, Mientus, Rodriguez
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2016

On Monday, May 23 the Theater People podcast welcomes Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus, and Alex Boniello. The three sit down to discuss the Tony nominated Deaf West Theater production of SPRING AWAKENING in which they all starred. Topic discussed include how they each came to the production, the unique and exciting challenges of working in a Deaf West production, and how it feels for their show to have been nominated for a Tony Award. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Best Leading Actress in a Musical Tony Nominees!BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - The Best Leading Actress in a Musical Tony Nominees!
by Ken Fallin - May 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration of Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in A Musical Tony nominees: Jessie Mueller (Waitress), Laura Benanti (She Loves Me), Phillipa Soo (Hamilton), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), and Carmen Cusack (Bright Star). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Manhattan Theatre Club at Spring Gala!Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Manhattan Theatre Club at Spring Gala!
by Jennifer Broski - May 17, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club just hosted its annual Spring Gala last night, May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!The Theater People Podcast Welcomes BRIGHT STAR Tony-Nominee Carmen Cusack; Listen HERE!
by Theater People Podcast - May 16, 2016

On Monday, May 16 the Theater People podcast welcomes BRIGHT STAR's Tony nominated leading lady, Carmen Cusack. (more...)

BWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR CastBWW Blog: Jeff Blumenkrantz - Favorite Dressing Room Items of the BRIGHT STAR Cast
by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 16, 2016

Today I'm addressing another excellent question from @JudyMolnar: 'What are some favorite items Bright Star cast members have in their dressing rooms? Show & tell.' (more...)

Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala TonightStars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club hosts its annual Spring Gala tonight, May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/14-5/15/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/14-5/15/2016
by - May 15, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!Tony Awards Close-Up: Sun Is Shining Hard on BRIGHT STAR's Carmen Cusack!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 15, 2016

Carmen Cusack has finally made her Broadway debut, and it's in the role of a lifetime. She plays Alice Murphy (at two ages) in Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR- a performance that earned her a nomination for Best Performance by and Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical. Hear her story below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet with the 2016 Drama Desk Nominees!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet with the 2016 Drama Desk Nominees!
by Jennifer Broski - May 12, 2016

The newly minted Drama Desk nominees met the press just yesterday and BroadwayWorld.com was there to meet all of them! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hot Shots - The 2016 Drama Desk Nominees Meet the Press!Photo Coverage: Hot Shots - The 2016 Drama Desk Nominees Meet the Press!
by Linda Lenzi - May 11, 2016

The newly minted Drama Desk nominees met the press today and BroadwayWorld.com was there to meet all of them!  (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/11/2016 - DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!Broadway AM Report, 5/11/2016 - DO I HEAR A WALTZ? Opens at Encores!
by Jessica Khan - May 11, 2016

Today's big news: DO I HEAR A WALTZ? begins at Encores!, NC Stage's BRAVE NEW WORLD musical with Justin Matthew Sargent starts tonight, and HAMILTON gets honored with the 2016 Brendan Gill Prize! (more...)


by Guest Blogger: Jeff Blumenkrantz - May 10, 2016

In this second part of Understudying on Broadway (you can find Part 1 here), I'm discussing the subject with two women who each have tons of experience, Sandra (Sandy) DeNise and Sarah Jane Shanks, both currently covering the demanding, central role of 'Alice Murphy' in Bright Star. (I should mention that they both also cover the role of 'Lucy Grant,' and additionally, Sandy covers 'Mama Murphy!') (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack Sing 'If You Knew My Story' from BRIGHT STARSTAGE TUBE: Watch Tony Nominee Carmen Cusack Sing 'If You Knew My Story' from BRIGHT STAR
by Stage Tube - May 10, 2016

Ghostlight Records recently released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. The album - produced by the legendary, multi-Grammy Award-winning producer, manager, and musician Peter Asher - will be available in stores everywhere beginning Friday, May 27. The digital booklet features full lyrics, show photos, liner notes from Martin, Brickell and Asher, in addition to a synopsis and essay by Bill Rosenfield. To order the album, please visit http://www.sh-k-boom.com/bright-star-original-broadway-cast-recording. Below, watch as Tony nominee Carmen Cusack records 'If You Knew My Story' in the studio! (more...)

Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Will Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala!Stars of SHUFFLE ALONG, WAITRESS, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Will Take the Stage at MTC's Spring Gala!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club will host its annual Spring Gala on Monday, May 16 at Cipriani 42nd Street (110 East 42nd Street) honoring Marie T. Gallagher, Senior Vice President, PepsiCo, Inc. (more...)

In The Season of HAMILTON, Best Musical Nominee BRIGHT STAR Takes a Leap Of Faith Towards Tony NightIn The Season of HAMILTON, Best Musical Nominee BRIGHT STAR Takes a Leap Of Faith Towards Tony Night
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

With the chance for a Tony win looking far out of reach, the struggling musical tries building box office momentum with its five nominations. (more...)

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