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Jay Armstrong Johnson Brings New York Solo Show Home to Fort WorthJay Armstrong Johnson Brings New York Solo Show Home to Fort Worth
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

KIDS WHO CARE is proud to announce a one-night only performance of alumni Jay Armstrong Johnson's personal, eclectic solo concert on Friday, October 21, 2016 at 7:30 PM. Last seen in New York at Feinstein's/54 Below, this intimate event will arrive at the home of Kids Who Care in the W.E. Scott Theatre (1300 Gendy, Fort Worth, TX 76107). Known for his thrilling vocal prowess, Jay has wowed Broadway audiences in On The Town, Hands on a Hardbody, Hair, and Catch Me If You Can. Johnson starred opposite Emma Thompson in the New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd and his performance in Encores' The Most Happy Fella was hailed by The New York Times as "a standout." Television audiences know him as Dr. Will Olsen from last season in the hit ABC drama Quantico. (more...)

Franz Jones, Danny Bolero and More to Lead Platform Group's ROUGHLY SPEAKING; Cast, Creative Team Set!Franz Jones, Danny Bolero and More to Lead Platform Group's ROUGHLY SPEAKING; Cast, Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Shara Ashley Zeiger's Roughly Speaking, a new play with rap based on over 200 interviews with New York City's homeless, has announced its full cast and creative team. (more...)

Arthur Pita to Tour New Dark Dance Double Bill STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHERArthur Pita to Tour New Dark Dance Double Bill STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER
by BWW News Desk - Sep 30, 2016

Award-winning Director and Choreographer, Arthur Pita, in collaboration with HeadSpaceDance, presents the world premiere of STEPMOTHER / STEPFATHER, a wickedly gruesome and darkly surreal double bill for the Halloween season. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/30/2016 - A LIFE, Grumpy Cat in CATS and More!Broadway AM Report, 9/30/2016 - A LIFE, Grumpy Cat in CATS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 30, 2016

This weekend's big news: A LIFE, starring David Hyde Pierce, begins Off-Broadway tonight, Leslie Odom, Jr. kicks off the LIVE! from the Rainbow Room series, Tyne Daly stars in DEAR WORLD in concert tonight in L.A., and Internet icon Grumpy Cat joins Broadway's CATS this evening! (more...)

Warren Carlyle Directs Workshop of Jerome Robbins Musical Revue at City Center; Is Broadway Next?Warren Carlyle Directs Workshop of Jerome Robbins Musical Revue at City Center; Is Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Michael Riedel of The New York Post has reported that a  revue featuring dances from Jerome Robbins' Broadway musicals and ballets was staged in a a top-secret workshop at last week at City Center. (more...)

Bernadette Peters to Headline 'Unforgettable Evening' for Patchogue Theatre, Broadway BarksBernadette Peters to Headline 'Unforgettable Evening' for Patchogue Theatre, Broadway Barks
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Patchogue Theatre for the Performing Arts (PTPA) will present one of Broadway's brightest stars - Bernadette Peters in 'An Unforgettable Evening' on the Patchogue Theatre Main Stage, Saturday, Oct. 22 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on BroadwayWelcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Mother-Daughter Bonding Gone Wrong! Watch the New Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY MusicalSTAGE TUBE: Mother-Daughter Bonding Gone Wrong! Watch the New Trailer for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical
by Stage Tube - Sep 29, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday 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 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. Click below to watch a brand-new trailer for the show! (more...)

American Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREEAmerican Lyric Theater, in partnership with MasterVoices, Presents THE HALLOWEEN TREE
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

American Lyric Theater (ALT) and Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, in partnership with MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), presents The Halloween Tree on October 30, 2016 at 3pm in the Merkin Concert Hall at Kaufman Music Center, 129 W 67th Street, New York City.  Based on Ray Bradbury's classic novel that explores the origins of Halloween, composer Theo Popov and librettist Tony Asaro take us on an epic journey as a group of children search for their friend Pipkin, who has mysteriously disappeared on Halloween night. (more...)

Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20Bristol Riverside Theatre Gets WORKING, November 1-20
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2016

Bristol Riverside Theatre presents WORKING based on Studs Terkel's best-selling book and featuring songs by Lin-Manuel Miranda (Hamilton), Stephen Schwartz (Pippin, Wicked), and James Taylor running November 1-20.  Directed by Keith Baker, the ensemble cast features Demetria Joyce Bailey, Philip Chaffin, Laura Giknis, Tamar Greene, Jenny Lee Stern, and Kevin Toniazzo-Naughton. (more...)

Philharmonia Orchestra of New York Hosting Film Competition Ahead of Spring 2017 SeasonPhilharmonia Orchestra of New York Hosting Film Competition Ahead of Spring 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

The Philharmonia Orchestra of New York (PONY) is pushing the boundaries of the symphonic experience through the incorporation of high-tech visuals at each performance. This past March, the orchestra performed sold-out concerts at Jazz at Lincoln Center that garnered significant press attention. For our upcoming season, we are hosting a film competition to find a film student who will create a new film to be screened at PONY's upcoming concerts next spring. (more...)

MUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKENMUST SEE: Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN
by Maeve Riley - Sep 28, 2016

Segerstrom Center for the Arts Proudly Presents the World Premiere of A WHOLE NEW WORLD OF ALAN MENKEN (more...)

BWW Review: The Engeman's 1776BWW Review: The Engeman's 1776
by Melissa Giordano - Sep 28, 2016

In seeing the Tony winning Sherman Edwards/Peter Stone musical 1776, we get an interesting account of the events leading up to the signing of the Declaration Of Independence. It is actually uncanny - and kind of funny - how this story still resonates today; petty arguing amongst congress and how divided 'leaders' can be are emphasized in this production. Obviously we've come far since then but, at the same time, it seems not far at all. (more...)

Emmy Winner Thomas Kail Teases GREASE LIVE 2Emmy Winner Thomas Kail Teases GREASE LIVE 2
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Speaking to the press following their Emmy Award win for for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special for GREASE LIVE! earlier this month, directors Thomas Kail and Alex Rudzinski teased the idea of bringing GREASE LIVE 2 to television. (more...)

Photo Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance CenterPhoto Flash: Lin-Manuel Miranda Visits Chicago's Hubbard Street Dance Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On Monday, September 26, 2016, Hubbard Street Dance Chicago was honored to welcome Lin-Manuel Miranda, creator and original star ofHamilton: An American Musical, to its West Loop facility, the Hubbard Street Dance Center, located at 1147 West Jackson Boulevard. More than 160 invited guests included students and families participating in Hubbard Street's Youth Dance Programs; members of Hubbard Street's Junior Ensemble, Hubbard Street 2 and the artists of its world-renowned main company; staff members and special guests; individual and foundation supporters of its Education Programs; and Season 38 Spotlight Ball attendees who made donations at the organization's annual gala. (more...)

VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Stephen Colbert Star in Modernized CATS on Broadway!VIDEO: Sutton Foster & Stephen Colbert Star in Modernized CATS on Broadway!
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, guest Sutton Foster, who has a long and distinguished Broadway resumé, offered a sneak peek at her role in a big musical revival - a modernized version of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS! (more...)

The Four Phantoms to Perform at HOLIDAY MOVIE SKATING SPECTACULARThe Four Phantoms to Perform at HOLIDAY MOVIE SKATING SPECTACULAR
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Internationally renowned musical phenomenon, The Four Phantoms, join the cast of theHoliday Movie Skating Spectacular: Where Did They Film That? The Holiday Music Journey performing at Stockton Arena onWednesday, November 9 at 7:30 p.m.  The Four Phantoms features artists from Andrew Lloyd Webber's Tony Award-winning musical The Phantom of the Opera who performed globally in London, New York, San Francisco, Toronto, Germany and Las Vegas.  The Four Phantoms are comprised of an extraordinary quartet of performers including Brent Barrett, Franc D'Ambrosio, Marcus Lovett and Ciaran Sheehan who will perform holiday numbers with the 'Queen of Popera,' Romina Arena, who is the show's starring guest artist.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.Photo Flash: Artwork Revealed for Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY Musical in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget 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 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first glimpse at the artwork for the show below! (more...)

White Plains Performing Arts Center to Stage New York Regional Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICALWhite Plains Performing Arts Center to Stage New York Regional Premiere of HEATHERS THE MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

White Plains Performing Arts Center is proud to present the New York Regional Premiere of Heathers the Musical, playing for two weekends only at the White Plains Performing Arts Center October 14-16 and October 21-23.  (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This WeekSHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

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