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Audra McDonald, Joshua Henry, Danielle Brooks & More Join BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTERAudra McDonald, Joshua Henry, Danielle Brooks & More Join BROADWAY FOR BLACK LIVES MATTER
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

The event will take place August 1st at Columbia University's Lerner Hall. The event The show will begin at 8:30. Admission is free and open to the public. (more...)

Winsome Brown's HIT THE BODY ALARM to Play The Performing Garage This FallWinsome Brown's HIT THE BODY ALARM to Play The Performing Garage This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2016

Winsome Brown, the actress and writer who enjoyed considerable success with her solo play THIS IS MARY BROWN at La MaMa last year, returns to the stage with her newest work, HIT THE BODY ALARM, presented by The Performing Garage (33 Wooster St.), with previews set to begin September 20 prior to the solo play's official opening night September 22. Directed by Brad Rouse and Winsome Brown, HIT THE BODY ALARM is scheduled to run through October 2, 2016. (more...)

Andrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this AugustAndrew Lippa's THE LIFE OF THE PARTY Makes US Premiere at TheatreWorks this August
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley will bring U.S. audiences their first look a London hit, when it presents the American Premiere of the joyous musical revue The Life of the Party. Directed and co-created by David Babani, the Artistic Director of London's Menier Chocolate Factory, this rollicking musical journey celebrates the songs of Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa (The Wild Party, The Addams Family, Big Fish) who takes the stage as a featured performer, along with a cast of Broadway and West End veterans, bringing to life a hilarious, uplifting, memorable evening that was declared "Sexy, sophisticated, and funny" and awarded five stars by London's Telegraph. The Life of the Party will be presented by TheatreWorks Silicon Valley August 24-September 18 (press opening: August 27) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St, Mountain View. For tickets ($19-$80) and information the public may visit www.TheatreWorks.org or call(650) 463-1960. (more...)

Tim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF PanelsTim Federle, Bess Wohl, Marc Bruni, Leigh Silverman and More Slated for NYMF Panels
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival (NYMF), previously known as The New York Musical Theatre Festival, has announced that they have partnered with The ASCAP Foundation, The Mayor's Office of Media and Entertainment (MOME), and SDC Foundation to curate three panel conversations with industry professionals, aimed at providing more insight into the musical development process. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature TheatreSTAGE TUBE: New Trailer for JELLY'S LAST JAM, Starring Mark G Meadows and Cleavant Derricks at Signature Theatre
by Stage Tube - Jul 21, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs August 2 - September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. Click below to watch a teaser for the show! (more...)

Damian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorksDamian Humbley, Sally Ann Triplett and Teal Wicks to Join Andrew Lippa in THE LIFE OF THE PARTY at TheatreWorks
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley's 47th season will feature American Premiere of the surprise London hit, THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, running August 24 - September 18, starring Tony Award-nominated composer Andrew Lippa. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: All That Chita! Legendary Original Velma Chita Rivera Visits Takarazuka's CHICAGOPHOTO FLASH: All That Chita! Legendary Original Velma Chita Rivera Visits Takarazuka's CHICAGO
by Michael Dale - Jul 21, 2016

It was over forty years ago when Broadway great Chita Rivera first emerged from beneath the 46th Street Theatre to thrill audiences with 'All That Jazz.' (more...)

Julie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINEJulie Halston, Josh Radnor, Elizabeth Reaser and More to Lead Lincoln Center Theater's THE BABYLON LINE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that it will produce Richard Greenberg's new play THE BABYLON LINE this fall in the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). (more...)

Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31Prospect Theatre Company to Premiere ARCHETYPE: July 27-31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

Prospect Theater Company, under the leadership of Artistic Director Cara Reichel and Managing Director Melissa Huber, presentsARCHETYPE, a collection of six new mini-musicals, the culminating production of Prospect's 2016 Musical Theater Lab (the company's 10th lab production).  ARCHETYPE will play from July 27 - 31 at The Theater at the 14th Street Y (344 East 14th Street @ 1st Ave., NYC). (more...)

The Joyce Theater Foundation Presents The Sarasota Ballet in its Joyce DebutThe Joyce Theater Foundation Presents The Sarasota Ballet in its Joyce Debut
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

The Joyce Theater Foundation (Linda Shelton, Executive Director) is proud to present The Sarasota Ballet, making its Joyce Theater debut with the New York City premiere of A Knight of the British Ballet, a program of works honoring legendary choreographer Sir Frederick Ashton, from August 8to 13 at The Joyce Theater. Tickets range in price from $26-$66 and can be purchased atwww.Joyce.org, or by calling JoyceCharge at 212-242-0800. Please note: ticket prices are subject to change. The Joyce Theater is located at 175 Eighth Avenue at 19th Street. For more information, please visit www.Joyce.org.  (more...)

The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to Open in January 2017The Elbphilharmonie Hamburg to Open in January 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Located in the modern HafenCity area of Hamburg, on the banks of the Elbe River, the spectacular building designed by Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron houses three concert halls, a large music education area, the Plaza - a 360° public viewing platform with views over the whole city from a height of 37 meters above ground level - and a hotel. The orchestra in residence, the NDR Elbphilharmonie Orchestra, will perform two special opening concerts led by its chief conductor Thomas Hengelbrock on January 11 and 12, 2017. (more...)

BWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABYExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Chats RIO, HALLELUJAH BABY
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 20, 2016

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and underappreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: June is bustin' out all over and the birds are flying down to Rio! (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!Welcome to the Renaissance! Meet the New Company of SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Everything is changing at the St. James Theatre! As BroadwayWorld previously announced, the smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! has recently welcomed a slew of new principal cast members for its second year on Broadway.  The production now stars  Will Chase (Shakespeare), Catherine Brunell (Portia), Josh Grisetti (Nigel Bottom) and Leslie Kritzer (Bea), who were welcomed to the Renaissance yesterday July 18, and Rob McClure (Nick Bottom), who joined the cast just last month. Get to know the new cast below! (more...)

Comedian Lewis Black Set for Wharton Center This SeptemberComedian Lewis Black Set for Wharton Center This September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Following the highly successful 2016 spring leg of his THE EMPEROR'S NEW CLOTHES: THE NAKED TRUTH tour, LEWIS BLACK has extended his tour with a stop at Wharton Center on September 17! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy DussaultExclusive Podcast: Behind the Curtain Welcomes Theatre, TV Legend Nancy Dussault
by Behind the Curtain - Jul 17, 2016

Audiences across America remember Nancy Dussault as Ted Knight's wife in TOO CLOSE FOR COMFORT, Alan Arkin's wife in THE IN-LAWS, and as the original host of GOOD MORNING AMERICA. But before Nancy became a television and movie legend, she was heralded for her Broadway performances in DO-RE-MI, BAJOUR, and countless others! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 7/15/2016 - Will Swenson in 'PIRATES', THE BODYGUARD and More!Broadway AM Report, 7/15/2016 - Will Swenson in 'PIRATES', THE BODYGUARD and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 15, 2016

This weekend's big news: Will Swenson stars in THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, beginning tonight at Barrington, THE BODYGUARD returns to London with Beverley Knight, and more! (more...)

ILUMINATE Returns to NYC Next Week at Theatre 80 St. Mark'sILUMINATE Returns to NYC Next Week at Theatre 80 St. Mark's
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

After dazzling sold-out audiences around the world with its "mesmerizing" ("Good Morning America"), "eye-popping," (Time Out) and "stunning" (Broadway.com) displays of visual and musical amazement, iLuminate, named the best new act in America by "America's Got Talent," returns to New York City this summer for a limited 7-week engagement. (more...)

Annaleigh Ashford Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at City Center; Benefit Shows Added!Annaleigh Ashford Joins Jake Gyllenhaal in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE at City Center; Benefit Shows Added!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 14, 2016

Great news this morning! New York City Center's gala concert performance of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE will now star Tony Award winner Annaleigh Ashford opposite Jake Gyllenhaal, previously announced in the title role of George. (more...)

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