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Breaking News: Zachary Levi Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME; Josh Radnor Departs Due to Scheduling ConflictsBreaking News: Zachary Levi Joins Cast of Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME; Josh Radnor Departs Due to Scheduling Conflicts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) announced Zachary Levi (Georg) will star alongside Laura Benanti (Amalia), Rene? Auberjonois (Maraczek), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in a new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Tour Coming to Ohio Theatre, 10/6-11KINKY BOOTS Tour Coming to Ohio Theatre, 10/6-11
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2015

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Ohio Theatre October 6-11. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside SYLVIA's Broadway Box Office Opening!Photo Flash: Inside SYLVIA's Broadway Box Office Opening!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2015

The box office of the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street) went to dogs on Friday, August 28, 2015, when it opened for business for A.R. Gurney's comedy Sylvia. In celebration of Sylvia coming to Broadway for the first time since its MTC debut in 1995, patrons who went to the box office between 10am-12pm EST were able to purchase tickets for preview performances for only $19.95 each. Check out a look at the big day below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style TonightKINKY BOOTS Celebrates 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 26, 2015

The Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS will celebrate its landmark 1,000th performance on Broadway tonight, August 26th, with a ticket giveaway and 'fabulous footwear' contest for fans. (more...)

SYLVIA Invites Fans To Celebrate National Dog Day At Loews RegencySYLVIA Invites Fans To Celebrate National Dog Day At Loews Regency
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2015

'Yappy hour' specials, doggie massages and plenty of SYLVIA merchandise to take home. (more...)

Broadway's SYLVIA to Kick Off Box Office Opening with Specially Priced TicketsBroadway's SYLVIA to Kick Off Box Office Opening with Specially Priced Tickets
by BWW News Desk - Aug 25, 2015

The box office of the Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street) will go to the dogs on Friday, August 28, 2015, when it opens for business for A.R. Gurney's comedy SYLVIA.   (more...)

BWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Up Its Heels on Boston Leg of National TourBWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Kicks Up Its Heels on Boston Leg of National Tour
by Jan Nargi - Aug 22, 2015

The sex may be in the heels, but in KINKY BOOTS the fun is in Cyndi Lauper's Tony and Grammy Award-winning score, a bouncy pop techno-disco party which keeps the musical's pedestrian plot from (ahem) dragging the show down. (more...)

STAGE TUBE:  SYLVIA Set Designer David Rockwell Inspired by Central ParkSTAGE TUBE: SYLVIA Set Designer David Rockwell Inspired by Central Park
by Michael Dale - Aug 21, 2015

Four time Tony Award nominated set designer David Rockwell gives a fascinating insider look at his designs for the upcoming revival of SYLVIA. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale 8/28Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Fox Cities Performing Arts Center on Sale 8/28
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2015

The Fox Cities Performing Arts Center will bring Kinky Boots to the Fox Cities this October. Tickets go on sale to the general public on Friday, Aug. 28 at 10 a.m. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Celebrate 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style with Footwear ContestKINKY BOOTS to Celebrate 1,000 Broadway Performances in Style with Footwear Contest
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2015

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots will celebrate its landmark 1000th performance on Broadway on Wednesday, August 26th with a ticket giveaway and "fabulous footwear" contest for fans. (more...)

Box Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis TheatreBox Office for Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! Opens Today at Marquis Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

The Marquis Theatre Box Office (46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue) officially opens today, Monday, August 17 for ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. ON YOUR FEET! opens on Broadway on Thursday, November 5, 2015, following preview performances beginning Monday, October 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre.  The musical, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots, Hairspray) and choreographed by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys, Memphis) with an original book by Academy Award winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman, The Bodyguard Musical), lands on Broadway following a world premiere summer engagement at the Oriental Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Breaking News: Emmy Winner Wayne Brady Will Succeed Billy Porter in Broadway's KINKY BOOTSBreaking News: Emmy Winner Wayne Brady Will Succeed Billy Porter in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 13, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award nominee Wayne Brady will take over the coveted role of 'Lola' in the Tony Award®-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street) on November 21, 2015. Brady will succeed Broadway's original (and current) award-winning 'Lola,' Billy Porter. Porter has played over 800 performances in the role and won both a Tony Award and a Grammy Award for his work in the production. His final historic performance in Kinky Boots will be November 20, 2015. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Calling All Dogs! SYLVIA Team Seeks a K-9 Counterpart for Annaleigh Ashford!Photo Coverage: Calling All Dogs! SYLVIA Team Seeks a K-9 Counterpart for Annaleigh Ashford!
by Walter McBride - Aug 4, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's Sylvia recently announced that they are seeking a 'model' K-9 to be the real-life face of the dog played by Annaleigh Ashford. The selected dog will have its picture built into the set, and the photo will be revealed at the end of every performance during a scene where Sylvia's owner looks at a photo of her. (more...)

SYLVIA's Julie White, A.R. Gurney & More to Select K-9 Model for Show's ArtworkSYLVIA's Julie White, A.R. Gurney & More to Select K-9 Model for Show's Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA announced yesterday,, July 28th that they are seeking a 'model' K-9 to be the real-life face of the dog played by Annaleigh Ashford. The selected dog will have its picture built into the set, and the photo will be revealed at the end of every performance during a scene where Sylvia's owner looks at a photo of her. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum CenterKINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

? KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Benedum Center, August 4-9 for an exclusive engagement as part of Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season. (more...)

Broadway's SYLVIA on the Prowl for K-9 Models for Show's ArtworkBroadway's SYLVIA on the Prowl for K-9 Models for Show's Artwork
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

On the heels of today's big addition of Matthew Broderick to the cast of the Broadway revival of SYLVIA, -- the modern romantic comedy about a midlife crisis, empty nesters, commitment, therapists, and a dog who is life-changing -- the show's producers are looking for yet another star. There will be an open call for a K-9 model to be the real-life face of the dog played by Annaleigh Ashford. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on BroadwayMatthew Broderick Joins Annaleigh Ashford in SYLVIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Producers of the Broadway revival of A.R. Gurney's SYLVIA just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner Matthew Broderick (Brighton Beach Memoirs, How to Succeed in Business Without Really Trying) completes the cast of the forthcoming production, to be staged by Tony Award-winning director Daniel Sullivan (Proof). (more...)

Tony Winner Michael McGrath Joins Cast of  Roundabout's Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES METony Winner Michael McGrath Joins Cast of Roundabout's Broadway-Bound SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) just announced that Tony Award winner Michael McGrath (Sipos) will join previously announced stars, Laura Benanti (Amalia), Josh Radnor (Georg), Rene? Auberjonois (Maraczek), Gavin Creel (Kodaly) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in a new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. This classic musical comedy features a book by Joe Masteroff, lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock. The production is part of Roundabout's 50th Anniversary season. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theater on Sale 8/14Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theater on Sale 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four- time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at Omaha's Orpheum Theater Tuesday, October 20, as part of the Omaha Performing Arts' Broadway series. (more...)

On the Twentieth Century Closes on BroadwayOn the Twentieth Century Closes on Broadway
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Jul 23, 2015

On the Twentieth Century, our final musical revival of the 2014-2015 season, closed on Sunday, July 19 at the American Airlines Theatre. The critically acclaimed production played a total of 144 performances from its first preview on February 12.  Starring Kristin Chenoweth and Peter Gallagher, On the Twentieth Century came in with a roar and was greeted with rave reviews from publications such as The New York Times, Variety, and Daily News. Audiences thoroughly enjoyed this 'screwball comedy' that was 'performed with manic energy by a super cast toplined by charismatic stars' (Variety). (more...)

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