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Photo Flash: Inside THE WILD PARTY SWINGS at 54 Below with Jeremy Jordan, Ciara Renee, Andrew Lippa & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2014

Andrew Lippa's iconic musical The Wild Party is back and bigger than ever. With the help of Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece jazz band, 54 Below featured the show's biggest hits like never before in 'The Wild Party Swings'- Andrew Lippa Meets Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band. The concert was held last night, April 17, and below you can check out photos from the event itself! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Ciara Renee & Andrew Lippa Rehearse THE WILD PARTY SWINGS at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Apr 18, 2014

Andrew Lippa's iconic musical The Wild Party is back and bigger than ever. With the help of Charlie Rosen and his 17-piece jazz band, 54 Below featured the show's biggest hits like never before in 'The Wild Party Swings'- Andrew Lippa Meets Charlie Rosen's Broadway Big Band. The concert was held last night and below you can check out photos of the cast in rehearsal! (more...)

Stanley Tucci & More Coming to Pivot Programming in 2014
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Pivot, Participant Media's network targeting Millennials, age 18-34, today unveiled a robust development slate, and a greenlight for 'Fortitude,' a 12-episode Sky/Pivot original series starring Stanley Tucci, Michael Gambon, Sienna Guillory, and Luke Treadaway. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's FREESTYLE LOVE SUPREME Gets Full Season Order!
by TV News Desk - Apr 16, 2014

Lin Manuel turned to Twitter to share the breaking news that his original series Freestyle Love Supreme received a 10-episode order from Pivot network (more...)

WAKE UP with BroadwayWorld - Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - Jonathan Groff Kicks Off AIDS Walk NY, BLITHE SPIRIT and More!
by Jessica Showers - Apr 08, 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: Jonathan Groff kicks off AIDS Walk New York, BLITHE SPIRIT gets a new edition and more! (more...)

Saul Williams, Christopher Jackson, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Tupac Musical HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME
by BWW News Desk - Apr 07, 2014

Award-winning slam poet, actor, singer, musician Saul Williams (Slam), Christopher Jackson (After Midnight), Saycon Sengbloh (Motown The Musical, Fela!), Ben Thompson(Matilda), John Earl Jelks (Radio Golf - Tony nomination), Joshua Boone (Brownsville Song [b side for Tray] at Actors Theatre of Louisville), Dyllon Burnside ('Prison Break') and Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Jelly's Last Jam, Caroline or Change, Play On!) will star in HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME, the new Broadway musical inspired by the lyrics of Tupac Shakur. Written by Todd Kreidler and directed by Kenny Leon, HOLLER IF YA HEAR ME will begin performances on May 29, 2014 and open June 19, 2014 at the Palace Theatre (1564 Broadway at 47th Street). (more...)

Christopher Jackson to Join Cast of AFTER MIDNIGHT on 4/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 01, 2014

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Christopher Jackson (In the Heights, Memphis, Bronx Bombers) will join the cast of After Midnight from April 5-20. He will replace Everett Bradley, who will depart to be the band leader on the Meredith Vieira Show. Jackson starred in the Encores! version of the show in 2012, when it was titled Cotton Club Parade. (more...)

Big Noise Theatre to Present RAGTIME, 4/25-5/11
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2014

Big Noise Theatre Company will present the Tony Award-winning epic musical RAGTIME, opening April 25 and playing weekends through May 11, 2014. Performances will be held at Prairie Lakes Theatre in Des Plaines, IL. The cast, featuring 37 actors from the Chicagoland area, is directed by Stacey Flaster, with musical direction by Robert Deason of Chicago. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE Gets Spring Workshop at the Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 04, 2014

According to a casting breakdown, THE HAMILTON MIXTAPE, a new musical by Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda, will get a New York City workshop this spring. The project will be produced by the Public Theater and will feature direction by Thomas Kail, musical supervision by Alex Lacamoire and choreography by Andy Blankenbuehler. (more...)

BRONX BOMBERS Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 02, 2014

Bronx Bombers will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, March 2 at 3PM at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Bronx Bombers is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and written and directed by Eric Simonson. For tickets and more information on Bronx Bombers, please visitwww.BronxBombersPlay.com. The production opened on February 6, 2014. (more...)

BRONX BOMBERS To Conclude Broadway Run on March 2
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2014

Now is the time to see Bronx Bombers, a new American play starring Peter Scolari ('Bosom Buddies,' 'Newhart,' 'Girls') as Yogi Berra. Bronx Bombers will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, March 2 at 3PM at Circle in the Square Theatre (50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Bronx Bombers is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and written and directed by Eric Simonson. For tickets and more information on Bronx Bombers, please visitwww.BronxBombersPlay.com. The production opened on February 6, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: Former New York Yankee Willie Randolph Visits BRONX BOMBERS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2014

Former New York Yankee Willie Randolph attended this Saturday evening's performance of Bronx Bombers. Randolph, who was the second baseman for the New York Yankees from 1976 - 1988, and served as team captain from 1986 - 1988, embraced the cast after the show, exclaiming 'I love this show, these are my guys!' Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Porchlight Music Theatre Announces Additional AIN'T MISBEHAVIN' Performances
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2014

Porchlight Music Theatre and Managing Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce additional performances of the Tony Awardİ-winning Thomas 'Fats' Waller' musical revue, Ain't Misbehavin', playing through March 9 at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. This Black History Month presentation with book by Murray Horwitz and Richard Maltby Jr. and music by Thomas 'Fats' Waller and various other composers and lyricists features direction and choreography by Brenda Didier and music direction by Jaret Landon. The performance schedule is Fridays at 8 p.m., Saturdays at 4 and 8 p.m. and Sundays at 2 p.m. with new additional performances Sunday, Feb. 23 at 6 p.m., Thursday, Feb. 27 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 9 at (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Kids' Night on Broadway Spotlight- BRONX BOMBERS' Christopher Jackson & John Wernke
by Stage Tube - Feb 13, 2014

The Broadway League will soon launch KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY, Monday, February 24, 2014 to Sunday, March 2, 2014. KIDS' NIGHT ON BROADWAY is an audience development program created by The Broadway League to make theatre accessible, encourage theatre as a form of family entertainment, and build larger audiences for the future. In the weeks leading up to the festivities, cast members from some of this years' will share their favorite Broadway memories and why they love Broadway! Below, meet BRONX BOMBERS' Christopher Jackson & John Wernke?! (more...)

BRONX BOMBERS to Offer $40 Snow Special Tickets Tonight & Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

The new Broadway play Bronx Bombers is offering $40 snow storm tickets for the Wednesday, February 12th & Thursday, February 13th 7PM performances. These specially priced tickets are available for purchase using the code BBSNOW121 at Telecharge.com, by calling 212-239-6200 and at the Circle in the Square Theatre box office (West 50th Street between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Yankees Alumni Visit BRONX BOMBERS on Broadway!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Feb 12, 2014

Just last night, five New York Yankees Alumni (Bucky Dent, Tino Martinez, Ricky Henderson, Joe Pepitone, and Bobby Richardson) traveled to the Circle in the Square Theatre to check out Broadway's new baseball play- Bronx Bombers. While they were there, the met with the cast, and you can check out photos from the special event below! (more...)

BWW TV: BRONX BOMBERS Opening Night Red Carpet With Eric Simonson, Kate Baldwin, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba and More!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 10, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened on February 6 at Circle in the Square Theatre, and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with celebrities on the red carpet before the show, including Simonson, Kirmser and Ponturo, Broadway's Kate Baldwin and Graham Rowat, plus Dan Grimaldi, Dee Snider, Karen Ziemba, Natalie Roy and Rebecca Faulkenberry and Josh Segarra. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BWW TV: Chatting with the Company of BRONX BOMBERS on Opening Night!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Feb 08, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened last night, February 6, at Circle in the Square Theatre and BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge was there to chat with the company about the big night. Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 1 - 7
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 07, 2014

Whether you've been living under a rock for the past week or you're just in the mood for a recap, BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures' is here to satisfy your end-of-the-week fix. Take a look below to catch up on the latest happenings from the Great White Way to The West End (and everywhere in between) with coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights and more. Highlights this week include a look at the cast of HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, Carly Rae Jepsen and Fran Drescher's debut performance of CINDERELLA, intermission and superbowl pictures from casts across Broadway, and more! (more...)

Photo Coverage: BRONX BOMBERS Cast Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Feb 07, 2014

Bronx Bombers, a new American play by Eric Simonson, began previews on January 10, 2014. The show is produced on Broadway by Fran Kirmser and Tony Ponturo, and directed by Eric Simonson. Bronx Bombers officially opened last night, February 6, at Circle in the Square Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for all of the opening night festivities. Check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

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