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KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Toronto audiences refuse to let KINKY BOOTS end at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The show, which had its Canadian debut on June 16, 2015, was originally booked for a 12-week run. The demand from audiences was so strong, it has already been extended three times. In fact, GASLIGHT, which was supposed to play at the Royal Alex was moved to a reconfigured Ed Mirvish Theatre, so that KINKY BOOTS could be extended. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Broadway's SHE LOVES ME Meets the Press - Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and More!Photo Coverage: Cast of Broadway's SHE LOVES ME Meets the Press - Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 21, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) will star in Roundabout's 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 company met the press today, and BroadwayWorld brings you a sneak peek at the stars below! (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary GalaSecond Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer DAVID STONE, celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.  The evening's Honorary Chair is James M. Nederlander and the Co-Chairs are Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo, and Nancy Coyne.  The gala evening, which will be directed by James Lapine, will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.  This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

'Why Do We Vacation?' Atlantis, Paradise Island Answers With A Brand New Campaign'Why Do We Vacation?' Atlantis, Paradise Island Answers With A Brand New Campaign
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

PARADISE ISLAND, The Bahamas, Jan. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ Atlantis, Paradise Island resort in The Bahamas recently launched a new multi-platform advertising and branding campaign entitled 'Why Do We Vacation' which is showcased throughout television, digital and social mediums. In conjunction with the award-winning creative agency GoConvergence (GOCO), the family-friendly ocean-themed luxury resort created, developed, and produced the innovative concept that taps into consumers' emotions and helps them answer an important question they may not have considered in the past. The campaign is designed to create bite-sized pieces of content that resonate in a world where consumers are overwhelmed with content and have limited attention spans. The goal was to create content that breaks through the clutter and makes all consumers pause and recognize the importance of taking a vacation something we can all lose sight of in today's world. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This FallKINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Back by popular demand, 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), will return to DPAC September 13-18 as part of the Encore Broadway at DPAC series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Just in!  BroadwayWorld brings you brand new photos from the National Tour of Kinky Boots! Take a look at the new cast below! ?  (more...)

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Tour Celebrates 500th Show on the RoadPhoto Flash: KINKY BOOTS Tour Celebrates 500th Show on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The KINKY BOOTS tour just celebrated its 500th performance on Saturday, January 2, 2016 in Charlotte NC. Scroll down for photos of the cast with a festive cake to mark the occasion! (more...)

SYLVIA, Starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick, Concludes Broadway RunSYLVIA, Starring Annaleigh Ashford and Matthew Broderick, Concludes Broadway Run
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2016

SYLVIA, the Broadway revival of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nominee A.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) will end its limited-engagement today, Sunday, January 3, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE in Chicago!Photo Flash: Inside Opening Night of Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance officially opened in Chicago on December 28, and will play thru January 17, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago), before opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2016. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside opening night below! (more...)

Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE Officially Opens in Chicago Tonight!Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE Officially Opens in Chicago Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE officially opens tonight, December 28, and will now play through January 17, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago), before opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2016. (more...)

GOTTA DANCE Extends Pre-Broadway Run in ChicagoGOTTA DANCE Extends Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke have announced that Gotta Dance, the new Broadway-bound musical comedy about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, has extended one week on the heels of its first performance in Chicago on December 13. The pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance will now play through January 17, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago), before opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2016. (more...)

Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! to Launch Digital Lottery TomorrowBroadway's ON YOUR FEET! to Launch Digital Lottery Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

? Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced the launch of an online ticket lottery, powered by Broadway Direct, for ON YOUR FEET!, the new hit musical based on the lives and music of Emilio & Gloria Estefan. Launching tomorrow, Tuesday, December 15, the lottery will open at 9:00AM each day for entries to win a limited number of $40 same-day tickets to that evening's performance at www.onyourfeetmusical.com/tickets, and will remain open until 2:00PM when winners are drawn. Winners, notified by email immediately upon the 2:00PM drawing, will have 60 minutes to claim their tickets by paying with credit card, and can pick up the tickets at the Marquis Theatre Box Office (46th Street between Broadway & 8th Avenue) 30 minutes prior to showtime. Photo ID is required for pickup, seat locations and number of tickets awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. (more...)

Pre-Broadway Premiere of GOTTA DANCE Begins Performances in Chicago TodayPre-Broadway Premiere of GOTTA DANCE Begins Performances in Chicago Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, begins performances today, December 13, 2015 at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). GOTTA DANCE runs through January 10, 2016. (more...)

Exclusive: GOTTA DANCE! Sets Broadway Debut for Fall 2016 Due to Theatre AvailabilityExclusive: GOTTA DANCE! Sets Broadway Debut for Fall 2016 Due to Theatre Availability
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Gotta Dance! which announced previously that it was aiming for Broadway in 2016 and targeting the Spring, has now shifted plans to the Fall of 2016, due to theatre availability.  (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Strut into Fabulous Fox Theatre This SpringKINKY BOOTS to Strut into Fabulous Fox Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 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 Fox Theatre March 29 - April 3, 2015 as part of the 2015/2016 Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta series. Tickets go on sale January 10. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards NominationsKINKY BOOTS & IN THE HEIGHTS Top 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

At a ceremony held today at London's Café de Paris, Steve Furst announced the nominees for the 16th Annual WhatsOnStage Awards. The announcement of the nominations marks the opening of the final voting stage (closes 31 January), with winners announced at the annual Awards Concert held on 21 February 2016 at the Prince of Wales Theatre. (more...)

Byron Jennings Replaces Rene Auberjonois in Roundabout's Starry SHE LOVES MEByron Jennings Replaces Rene Auberjonois in Roundabout's Starry SHE LOVES ME
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Byron Jennings (Maraczek) will star alongside Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos) and Jane Krakowski (Ilona) in Roundabout's 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. Jennings replaces the previously announced Rene Auberjonois in the role. (more...)

Pen Parentis Literary Salon to Open 15th Season with Annual Winter Poetry Night, 1/12Pen Parentis Literary Salon to Open 15th Season with Annual Winter Poetry Night, 1/12
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2015

The Pen Parentis Literary Salon opens its fifteenth season with its annual Winter Poetry night on January 12, 2016. Four notable poets -- Ravi Shankar, Lydia Cortez, Karen Skolfield and Amy Dryansky -- will read from new works and discuss how they balance a career in poetry with an active young family at home. (more...)

Breaking News: SYLVIA Will Conclude Broadway Run in JanuaryBreaking News: SYLVIA Will Conclude Broadway Run in January
by BWW News Desk - Nov 24, 2015

SYLVIA, the Broadway revival of the play by two-time Pulitzer Prize-nomineeA.R. Gurney (The Dining Room, Love Letters) will end its limited-engagement on Sunday, January 3, 2016.  SYLVIA began previews on Friday, October 2ndand opened on Tuesday, October 27, 2015.  When it closes, SYLVIA will have played 79 performances and 27 previews.  SYLVIA is currently playing at The Cort Theatre (138 W. 48th Street). Tickets for SYLVIA are available online atwww.telecharge.com or by calling (212) 239-6200, or in-person at The Cort Theatre box office (138 W. 48th St.).   (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at KINKY BOOTS, Coming to Broward Center This SpringPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at KINKY BOOTS, Coming to Broward Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 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 Broward Center for the Performing arts for a limited two week engagement, March 1 - 13, 2016. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

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