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Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

BroadwayCon is pleased to announce that Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton, and Anthony Rosenthal have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring LuncheonPhoto Coverage: Broadway Celebrates Daryl Roth and Paula Vogel at the New Dramatists 68th Annual Spring Luncheon
by Walter McBride - May 17, 2017

Just yesterday, New Dramatists, Tony® Honor recipient and the nation's premier playwright development laboratory, honored 10-time Tony Award®-winning producer Daryl Roth and Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Paula Vogel with their 2017 Outstanding Career Achievement Awards at its 68th Annual Spring Luncheon tribute. (more...)

Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Veanne Cox and More Join Guest Lineup for BroadwayCon 2018Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Veanne Cox and More Join Guest Lineup for BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Ben Cameron, Veanne Cox, Andrew Keenan-Bolger, Kyle Scatliffe, and Leigh Silverman have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

The Rumor Is True! ANASTASIA Will Open in UK, Germany, Russia, Japan & More; US Tour Plans Underway!The Rumor Is True! ANASTASIA Will Open in UK, Germany, Russia, Japan & More; US Tour Plans Underway!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The producers of the new musical, ANASTASIA, are pleased to announce plans for international productions of the hit musical across Europe, Asia, United Kingdom, Australia and South America. The list of international markets with plans underway for ANASTASIA include Germany, Holland Spain, Russia, Korea, Japan, Mexico, China and more to be announced. Plans for a North American tour are also underway. A confirmed production timeline will be announced soon. (more...)

Tony Award Winning RENT Star, Wilson Jermaine Heredia to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal 5/20Tony Award Winning RENT Star, Wilson Jermaine Heredia to Teach Exclusive Masterclass in Montreal 5/20
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

In The Wings Promotions is proud to be bringing Tony Award winning, original RENT star, WILSON JERMAINE HEREDIA to teach an exclusive masterclasses in Montreal on May 20, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: ANCESTRY Teams with ANASTASIA Cast, Finds Russian DNA ConnectionsVIDEO: ANCESTRY Teams with ANASTASIA Cast, Finds Russian DNA Connections
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

The new Broadway musical Anastasia has teamed with the global leader in family history and consumer genomics: ANCESTRY. Every night, the title character in the new Broadway musical Anastasia, goes on a journey to discover her past and connect to the family and history she once had. For the launch of the collaboration, Anastasia & ANCESTRY completed AncestryDNA and family research history on the musical's authors, leading actors and producers. Watch the video below for a sneak peek at the results! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside the ANASTASIA Gypsy Robe CeremonyExclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside the ANASTASIA Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Earlier this week, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre and BroadwayWorld was on hand for the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos with recipient Shina Ann Morris below! (more...)

Corey Cott, Christy Altomare, and More Become Cookie Peddlers for Schmackary's BROADWAY BAKES 2017Corey Cott, Christy Altomare, and More Become Cookie Peddlers for Schmackary's BROADWAY BAKES 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2017

Schmackary's, New York's uniquely gourmet cookie company, will host its 5th annual BROADWAY BAKES event May 15-19, 2017. Over twenty of the biggest names on Broadway will join together to work behind the counter at Schmackary's selling delicious, freshly-baked cookies to the public in support of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!BWW Morning Brief April 26th, 2017 - BANDSTAND Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 26, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: BANDSTAND, starring Laura Osnes and Corey Cott, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

BWW TV: Once Upon an April... ANASTASIA Opened on Broadway!BWW TV: Once Upon an April... ANASTASIA Opened on Broadway!
by TV - Opening Night Special - Apr 25, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Last night, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, and after the curtain came down, the company celebrated at the Marriott Marquis. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: From St. Petersburg to Paris to New York City-
 ANASTASIA Arrives on Broadway!Photo Coverage: From St. Petersburg to Paris to New York City- ANASTASIA Arrives on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

What started as a 1997 animated movie with music by composers Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens is now a full-blown Broadway musical that's been twenty years in the making. Last night, Anastasia opened at the Broadhurst Theatre, and after the curtain came down, the company celebrated at the Marriott Marquis. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the special night and we're taking you inside the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIAPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for ANASTASIA
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

The stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you to the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: ANASTASIA Gets a Royal Welcome on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: ANASTASIA Gets a Royal Welcome on Broadway- Inside the Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2017

The hotly anticipated stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opened on Broadway just last night at the Broadhurst Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and we're taking you inside the curtain call below! (more...)

BWW Review: ANASTASIA Brings Romantic Golden Age Style Back To BroadwayBWW Review: ANASTASIA Brings Romantic Golden Age Style Back To Broadway
by Michael Dale - Apr 25, 2017

No, that's not some forgotten Golden Age musical floating effervescently across the Broadhurst stage, but ANASTASIA sure has the old-fashioned romantic feel of one. The story of a young woman who may or may not be the presumed dead Grand Duchess Anastasia Nikolaevna of Russia has been told in many forms before - even as a short-lived 1965 Broadway musical called ANYA - but this new stage adaptation by Terrence McNally (book), Stephen Flaherty (music) and Lynn Ahrens (lyrics) is surely a welcome variation. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017
by - Apr 25, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/18/2017 - 4/25/2017. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 25th, 2017 - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Outer Critics Circle Nominees and More!BWW Morning Brief April 25th, 2017 - SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Outer Critics Circle Nominees and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 25, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, starring Allison Janney, John Benjamin Hickey and Corey Hawkins, opens tonight on Broadway, and Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski announce the 2017 Outer Critics Circle nominees this morning! (more...)

And Bring Me Home At Last! See the Cast of ANASTASIA Take Opening Night BowsAnd Bring Me Home At Last! See the Cast of ANASTASIA Take Opening Night Bows
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

The hotly anticipated stage adaption of the animated classic, ANASTASIA opens on Broadway tonight. See the cast take their opening night bows in a video filmed live from the Broadhurst Theatre below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Opens on Broadway Tonight!Review Roundup: Have You Heard? ANASTASIA Opens on Broadway Tonight!
by Review Roundups - Apr 24, 2017

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical RAGTIME, the dazzling new musical ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920's, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family. (more...)

Red Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Festivities at Opening Night of ANASTASIA on BroadwayRed Carpet Roundup: BWW Hits the Festivities at Opening Night of ANASTASIA on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2017

From the Tony Award-winning creators of the Broadway musical RAGTIME, the dazzling new musical ANASTASIA transports us from the twilight of the Russian Empire to the euphoria of Paris in the 1920's, as a brave young woman sets out to discover the mystery of her past. Pursued by a ruthless Soviet officer determined to silence her, Anya enlists the aid of a dashing con man and a lovable ex-aristocrat. Together, they embark on an epic adventure to help her find home, love and family. (more...)

BWW TV: ANASTASIA Journeys to Broadway- Watch Highlights!BWW TV: ANASTASIA Journeys to Broadway- Watch Highlights!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 24, 2017

The new musical, ANASTASIA, opens tonight on Broadway at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street), produced by Stage Entertainment, Bill Taylor (Sister Act, Rocky), Tom Kirdahy (It's Only A Play, The Visit) and Hunter Arnold (Kinky Boots, Spring Awakening). The company is led by Christy Altomare, Derek Klena, John Bolton, Ramin Karimloo, Caroline O'Connor and Mary Beth Peil. (more...)

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