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Broadway AM Report, 7/20/2016 - 'PIRATES', MEN ON BOATS, Junie B. Jones and More!Broadway AM Report, 7/20/2016 - 'PIRATES', MEN ON BOATS, Junie B. Jones and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jul 20, 2016

Today's big news: THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, starring Will Swenson, opens tonight at Barrington Stage, MEN ON BOATS (more here) and Junie B. Jones arrive Off-Broadway, and the company of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

VIDEO: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Inspires Ingrid Michaelson's New VideoVIDEO: Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Inspires Ingrid Michaelson's New Video
by Michael Dale - Jul 19, 2016

After watching the Deaf West Theatre Company's SPRING AWAKENING performance indie pop artist Ingrid Michaelson was inspired to create a new video version of her breakup single, 'Hell No.' (more...)

Ken Davenport to Headline Panel at NMI's 'BIZ of the Musical Theatre BIZ' ConferenceKen Davenport to Headline Panel at NMI's 'BIZ of the Musical Theatre BIZ' Conference
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

New Musicals Inc. has announced Ken Davenport as a keynote panelist at their sixth national conference for musical theatre writers in Burbank on July 22-24. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: SPRING AWAKENING's Michael Arden Explains Tony Telecast MishapTWITTER WATCH: SPRING AWAKENING's Michael Arden Explains Tony Telecast Mishap
by Michael Dale - Jun 13, 2016

Where was Michael Arden when Christopher Fitzgerald's face was on camera while his name was announced? (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunite for Medley of Songs on the TONY AWARDSVIDEO: Cast of SPRING AWAKENING Reunite for Medley of Songs on the TONY AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

The cast of SPRING AWAKENING reunited for an epic medley of 'Mama Who Bore Me' and 'Bitch of Living' on the 70th Annual TONY AWARDS. Watch the performance below! (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Photo Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at The WallisPhoto Flash: Titus Burgess, Steve Kazee, Marissa Jaret Winokur & More Take Part in Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG Development Session at The Wallis
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Tony Award-nominee Michael Arden has just concluded a weeklong research and development session led by Broadway and television star Tituss Burgess, Tony Award-winners Steve Kazee and Marissa Jaret Winokur, and Tony Award-nominee Valarie Pettiford (Fosse), in advance of a new production of the Stephen Sondheim masterwork Merrily We Roll Along, set to hit the stage of the Bram Goldsmith Theater at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts November 22, 2016 through December 18, 2016. Casting for the fall production will be announced at a later date. Check out photos from the session below! (more...)

In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!In the Spotlight Series: Backstage at Drama League Awards!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016

Below, check out some backstage photos taken by BroadwayWorld's acclaimed photographer, Walter McBride! (more...)

UPDATE: Kickstarter Donations To Fund Deaf West SPRING AWAKENING's Tony Performance Pass $40KUPDATE: Kickstarter Donations To Fund Deaf West SPRING AWAKENING's Tony Performance Pass $40K
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

The Los Angeles-based company needs $200K to cover the costs of performing from their nominated revival on the telecast. (more...)

Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson  to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8Davis Gaines, Benjamin Schrader and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Lead MTW's DIRTY ROTTEN SCOUNDRELS, 7/8
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Broadway's scamming, scheming, double-crossing musical hit Dirty Rotten Scoundrels cons its way onto the Carpenter Center Stage via Musical Theatre West (MTW) for 13 performances July 8-24.  The production stars Broadway veterans Davis Gaines (Phantom of the Opera, Camelot) and Benjamin Schrader (Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) , and Ovation Award nominee (for MTW's Young Frankenstein) Rebecca Ann Johnson.  From the composer/lyricist David Yazbek (The Full Monty) and a book by Jeffrey Lane, Dirty Rotten Scoundrels is based on the Steve Martin and Michael Caine film, written by Dale Launer and Stanley Shapiro & Paul Henning.  Brilliantly crafted with wit, double-entendres , and show-stopping numbers, the Broadway  show earned 11 Tony Award nominations, including "Best Musical," "Best Book," and "Best Score" and the Drama League Award for "Best Musical."  Tickets are available at www.musical.org or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Tickets are $20 and up. (more...)

Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!Deaf West Theatre Launches Crowdfunding Campaign for SPRING AWAKENING Tony Awards Performance!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

Deaf West Theatre, whose acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening was nominated for three 2016 Tony Awards including Best Revival of a Musical, has announced a crowd funding campaign to support the cost of rehearsing and performing on the 2016 Tony Awards, which are broadcast live on CBS on Sunday, June 12 from 8:00-11:00pm EST. (more...)

VIDEO: Deaf West Needs Kickstarter Donations To Fund SPRING AWAKENING Tony PerformanceVIDEO: Deaf West Needs Kickstarter Donations To Fund SPRING AWAKENING Tony Performance
by Michael Dale - May 24, 2016

Money is needed to fly the cast back to New York, get the costumes and instruments and props out of storage and pay for rehearsal space. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online2016 TEDxBroadway Talks Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Today, the organizers of TEDxBroadway released videos of the talks and performances from the fifth annual event held February 22, 2016 at New World Stages in New York City. (more...)

Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17Michael Arden-Helmed 'MERRILY', BACHARACH REIMAGINED, Stephen Schwartz and More Slated for The Wallis in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Over 300 performances of more than 50 different programs of theater, dance and music featuring local and world-renowned talent are on tap for the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts' 2016/17 season, among them a production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, helmed by SPRING AWAKENING director Michael Arden. (more...)

Michael Arden Will Next Take on Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Los AngelesMichael Arden Will Next Take on Stephen Sondheim's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Los Angeles unveiled its 2016-17 season today, included in which is a production of the legendary composer's musical MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG, to be helmed by Tony nominee Michael Arden. (more...)

VIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING MovieVIDEO: Duncan Sheik Says Broadway's AMERICAN PSYCHO May Be Filmed, Talks SPRING AWAKENING Movie
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The composer/lyricist talks to Laura Heywood about his first hit musical and his newest. (more...)

Ed Asner to Lead Staged Reading of Walter Bagot's ELEVATOR MUSIC at Skylight Theatre, 5/9Ed Asner to Lead Staged Reading of Walter Bagot's ELEVATOR MUSIC at Skylight Theatre, 5/9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ed Asner, winner of seven EMMY Awards with 20 nominations and five Golden Globes, will star in the staged reading of Walter Bagot's third play, Elevator Music, at the Skylight Theatre. An entertainment icon, Broadway performer, and Television Academy "Hall of Famer," Asner will be sharing the stage with theatre veteran Rob Nagle (recently Rogue Machine's Pocatello, Antaeus, Troubadour, Denver Center, and Arena Stage). (more...)

Finalists Announced for East West Players & NMI's Musical Theatre InitiativeFinalists Announced for East West Players & NMI's Musical Theatre Initiative
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

This week, East West Players (EWP) and New Musicals Inc. (NMI) are proud to announce the Finalists for their joint initiative to develop a new musical. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

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