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Broadway AM Report, 5/25/2016 - PARAMOUR, Paper Mill Playhouse and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/25/2016 - PARAMOUR, Paper Mill Playhouse and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 25, 2016

Cirque Du Soleil's PARAMOUR opens tonight on Broadway, and the company of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Lift Up Your Hands! Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Play Two Roles in the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National TourLift Up Your Hands! Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Play Two Roles in the HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Lena Hall will reprise her Tony Award-winning performance as Yitzhak in the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in performances at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 2-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). She will join previously-announced Darren Criss on the tour. (more...)

Lea Michele Celebrates GLEE's 7th Anniversary with Throwback Thursday PhotoLea Michele Celebrates GLEE's 7th Anniversary with Throwback Thursday Photo
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

Lea Michele turned to Instagram yesterday to share a very special 'Throwback Thursday' photo celebrating the 7-year anniversary of the premiere of GLEE. (more...)

Stearns Matthews Sings Gershwin in ME AND THE GERSHTWINS This JuneStearns Matthews Sings Gershwin in ME AND THE GERSHTWINS This June
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

On Friday, June 3rd and Tuesday, June 7th at 7pm at the Laurie Beechman Theatre, 2015 double MAC (Best Male Vocalist, LaMott/Friedman Recording) and Bistro (Outstanding Recording) Award winner Stearns Matthews will team up with pianists/composers/arrangers and twin brothers Adam and Matt Podd for "ME AND THE GERSHTWINS", a musical romp through the songs of two other uber-talented brothers: George and Ira Gershwin. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/10/2016 - Heather Headley Joins COLOR PURPLE & More!Broadway AM Report, 5/10/2016 - Heather Headley Joins COLOR PURPLE & More!
by Jessica Khan - May 10, 2016

Today's big news: Heather Headley takes her first bows in Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE, and the stars gather for CUTTING EDGE COMPOSERS at Feinstein's/54 Below! (more...)

Breaking News: Darren Criss Will Lead HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour; Launches from San Francisco This Fall!Breaking News: Darren Criss Will Lead HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH National Tour; Launches from San Francisco This Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Darren Criss will launch the highly anticipated National Tour of Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the 2014 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, reprising his critically-acclaimed performance at the SHN Golden Gate Theatre in San Francisco (October 4-30, 2016) and the Hollywood Pantages Theatre in Los Angeles (November 1-27, 2016). Criss previously played Hedwig on Broadway for 12 weeks last year. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSENPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for Second Stage's DEAR EVAN HANSEN
by Jennifer Broski - May 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre, in association with Stacey MindichProductions, just last night opened the new musical, Dear Evan Hansen, featuring Ben Platt as the title character. Also reprising their performances from the 'splendid (Marks, Washington Post) DC cast are Laura Dreyfuss as Zoe, Mike Faist as Connor, Rachel Bay Jones as Heidi, Will Roland as Jared, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Cynthia. New cast members John Dossett (Larry) and Kristolyn Lloyd (Alana) complete the company. (more...)

Lance Horne & Drew Brody to Celebrate Launch of New EP With Beth Malone at Feinstein's/54 BelowLance Horne & Drew Brody to Celebrate Launch of New EP With Beth Malone at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present two of musical theater's most exciting young composers LANCE HORNE and DREW BRODY in a special evening on Wednesday, May 11 at 9:30 PM with special guest Beth Malone, the Tony Award-nominated star of Broadway's Fun Home. (more...)

Third Show Added to DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IN CONCERT at the Hollywood BowlThird Show Added to DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IN CONCERT at the Hollywood Bowl
by Adam Jay - Apr 25, 2016

Fans of Disney's animated classic, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, will now have another chance to see 'DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IN CONCERT' at the Hollywood Bowl on Monday, June 6. (more...)

Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, stage favorite Betsy Wolfe, known for her star-making turns in Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS and Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, is attached to play the lead role of Elsa in Disney's stage adaptation of FROZEN. In honor of the big news, BWW brings you a look back at some of Wolfe's top performances! (more...)

A.C.T.'s 2016 SUPERGALA! Raises Over $500K with Help from Jeremy JordanA.C.T.'s 2016 SUPERGALA! Raises Over $500K with Help from Jeremy Jordan
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

With the help of Tony and Grammy Award nominee Jeremy Jordan (Newsies on Broadway, NBC's Smash, CBS's Supergirl, and films The Last Five Years and Joyful Noise), and students from A.C.T.'s Master of Fine Arts Program and Young Conservatory, American Conservatory Theater (A.C.T.) raised over $500,000 at its 2016 Season Gala, SUPERGALA!, which took place on Thursday, April 14 at the historic Regency Ballroom in San Francisco. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/5/2016 - 4/12/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 4/5/2016 - 4/12/2016
by - Apr 12, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/5/2016 - 4/12/2016. (more...)

Second Show Added to Hollywood Bowl's LITTLE MERMAID LIVE Due to Popular DemandSecond Show Added to Hollywood Bowl's LITTLE MERMAID LIVE Due to Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

BWW has learned that fans of Disney's animated classic, DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID, will now have another chance to see 'DISNEY'S THE LITTLE MERMAID LIVE IN CONCERT' at the Hollywood Bowl on Friday, June 3 rd. (more...)

Hollywood Bowl Will Go Under the Sea This Summer with THE LITTLE MERMAID; Sara Bareilles & Rebel Wilson Will Lead; Plus More Star Casting!Hollywood Bowl Will Go Under the Sea This Summer with THE LITTLE MERMAID; Sara Bareilles & Rebel Wilson Will Lead; Plus More Star Casting!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

The Hollywood Bowl will go under the sea this summer! According to Billboard, Sara Bareilles and Rebel Wilson will lead The Little Mermaid as Ariel and Ursula respectively. Other cast members will include John Stamos as Chef Louis, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian and Darren Criss as Prince Eric. (more...)

Erik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This MayErik Altemus and More to Join American Pops Orchestra in 'MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY' This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Maestro Luke Frazier and The American Pops Orchestra - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - are proud to present the closing concert of their successful inaugural season. MAKE SOMEONE HAPPY: A 60s Cocktail Party will debut at the George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium on Friday, May 6th at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Darren Criss, Zooey Deschanel & More Join All-Star WE Day Line UpDarren Criss, Zooey Deschanel & More Join All-Star WE Day Line Up
by TV News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

New Girl's Zooey Deschanel, Hannah Simone, Lamorne Morris and Max Greenfield, Joe Jonas, Darren Criss, Ian Somerhalder, Nikki Reed, Jordan Smith, Olivia Holt and more join the lineup. (more...)


by Isa Ponturo - Mar 25, 2016

This spring, HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, will open in Stockholm with Swedish singer Ola Salo (JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR) in the lead role. It will be a different, punk and expressive set that leaves no one unaffected. Magnus Skogsberg and Pia Gradvall has made new Swedish translation of the material, the director is Hugo Hansen and musical manager Kristofer Nergardh. (more...)

Photo Flash: Red Carpet Arrivals at A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE in LA - Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean, Jane Kaczmarek and More!Photo Flash: Red Carpet Arrivals at A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE in LA - Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean, Jane Kaczmarek and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2016

A GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE TO LOVE AND MURDER, directed by Darko Tresnjak, featuring book & lyrics by Robert L. Freedman, music & lyrics by Steven Lutvak, and choreography by Peggy Hickey, opened at theAhmanson Theatre in Los Angeles.  Red carpet arrivals featured Jane Kaczmarek, Darren Criss, Shoshana Bean, Michael Arden, Obba Babatunde?, Jane Carr, Wilson Cruz, Jonathan Del Arco, Barrett Foa, Robert Freedman, Ivan Hernandez, Peggy Hickey, Jim Piddock, Marion Ross, Darko Tresnjak.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

Gavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAYGavin Creel, Hunter Foster, Celia Keenan-Bolger Will Celebrate University of Michigan in MAIZE & BLUE ON BROADWAY
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Maize & Blue on Broadway is a one-night-only benefit concert on May 16, 2016 at 7PM at Broadway's August Wilson Theatre (245 West 52nd Street) to celebrate the University of Michigan and its renowned Musical Theatre Department, as well as honor its longtime chair, Brent Wagner, who is retiring in May after 32 years of being the department's heart and soul.   (more...)

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