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Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, 1/28Lyric Opera Kansas City Presents EXPLORATIONS Series With THE JULIET LETTERS, 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The inaugural Explorations series continues with Elvis Costello's The Juliet Letters, Jan. 28 and 29 at the Michael and Ginger Frost Production Arts Building at the Richard J. Stern Opera Center.Explorations features eclectic programs in intimate spaces, with programming that crosses musical borders and experiments with a wide range of lyrical expression. (more...)

Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14Photo Flash: BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSIAL Coming to The Arsht Center 2/14
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

The Tony® and Grammy® Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful - The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its Miami premiere at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County for one week, February 14 - 19, 2017. Produced by Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing, Beautiful - The Carole King Musical features a stunning array of beloved songs written by Gerry Goffin/Carole King and Barry Mann/Cynthia Weil, including "I Feel the Earth Move," "One Fine Day," "(You Make Me Feel Like) A Natural Woman," "You've Got A Friend" and the title song. (more...)

Design-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony and Emmy-Winner Derek McLaneDesign-Focused 'in 1: the podcast' Welcomes Tony and Emmy-Winner Derek McLane
by in 1: the podcast - Jan 16, 2017

It's 2017 and we're going to Hollywood! Or at the very least, bridging the gap between theatre and film as we sit down with the man responsible for the look of the Academy Awards, the NBC Live Musicals, and over 35 Broadway shows, it's Scenic Designer Derek McLane! (more...)

BWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor PalaceBWW Review: Innovative INTO THE WOODS Examines 'Happily Ever After' at Connor Palace
by Roy Berko - Jan 16, 2017

Contemporary musical theater and jazz, are two major contributions to the arts of the world that have come from the United States. Originally filled with escapist reviews and song and dance shows, with no story or purpose other than to entertain, the American musical has evolved into a format to tell tales of importance (HAMILTON), highlight sociological and societal changes (HAIR) and make pleas for understanding (RENT). (more...)

BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
 at Wharton Center ends Jan 15BWW Review: BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL at Wharton Center ends Jan 15
by Anton Anderssen - Jan 15, 2017

I felt the earth move under my feet when the audience of over 1000 people jumped to their feet to give the cast of BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL a standing ovation, accompanied by thunderous applause. The Wharton Center showing was absolutely fabulous! Sunday night is the final performance of this amazing show. (more...)

Derek McLane, Santo Loquasto, David Korins Among Nominees for 2017 Art Directors Guild Awards; Full ListDerek McLane, Santo Loquasto, David Korins Among Nominees for 2017 Art Directors Guild Awards; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

The Art Directors Guild has announced nominees for 21st annual Excellence in Production Design Awards, featuring 11 categories in theatrical motion pictures, TV, commercials and music videos. (more...)

Matthew Broderick Joins The New Group Production of EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSEMatthew Broderick Joins The New Group Production of EVENING AT THE TALK HOUSE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

The New Group announces today that two-time Tony Award winner Matthew Broderick joins Wallace Shawn's Evening at the Talk House, with, as previously announced, Jill Eikenberry, John Epperson, Larry Pine, Wallace Shawn, Claudia Shear, Annapurna Sriram and Michael Tucker, representing full casting for this U.S. premiere directed by Scott Elliott.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL Takes Wharton Center's StageBEAUTIFUL: THE CAROL KING MUSICAL Takes Wharton Center's Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony® & Grammy Award®-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its East Lansing premiere as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

Encore Telecast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Delivers 2.5 Million Viewers OverallEncore Telecast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Delivers 2.5 Million Viewers Overall
by TV News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Last night, NBC aired an encore telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! The broadcast delivered a 0.5/2 rating in the 18-49 demographic as well as 2.5 million viewers overall from 10-11 p.m. ET. (more...)

Gabriel Ebert and Christopher Sears Join Harvey Fierstein in GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public TheaterGabriel Ebert and Christopher Sears Join Harvey Fierstein in GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the world premiere of GENTLY DOWN THE STREAM, written by Martin Sherman. Directed by Sean Mathias, the show begins previews on Tuesday, March 14 and has been extended one week through Sunday, April 23, with an official press opening on Wednesday, April 5. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Matthew Seadon-Young, Barbara Drennan and Joseph Prouse in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICALPhoto Flash: First Look at Matthew Seadon-Young, Barbara Drennan and Joseph Prouse in West End's BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

Matthew Seadon-Young, Barbara Drennan and Joseph Prouse, recently joined the West End cast of Beautiful - The Carole King Musical to play Gerry Goffin (Carole King's husband and song-writing partner), Genie Klein (King's mother) and Donnie Kirshner (music publisher and producer). Cassidy Janson continues in the title role as well as Lorna Want as song-writer Cynthia Weil, a role for which she won the 2015 Olivier for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in a Musical, and Ian McIntosh as song-writer Barry Mann. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the new cast members in action below! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Charm Wharton Center This JanuaryBEAUTIFUL - THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL to Charm Wharton Center This January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Producers Paul Blake and Sony/ATV Music Publishing announce that the Tony- & Grammy Award-winning Broadway hit Beautiful-The Carole King Musical, about the early life and career of the legendary and groundbreaking singer/songwriter, will make its East Lansing premiere as part of the MSU Federal Credit Union Broadway at Wharton Center Series. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of IN TRANSIT!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of IN TRANSIT!
by Walter McBride - Dec 12, 2016

IN TRANSIT, Broadway's first a cappella musical officially opened last night, December 11, at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jennifer Hudson and HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Say 'Thank You' to ProducersPhoto Flash: Jennifer Hudson and HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Say 'Thank You' to Producers
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2016

The gratitude and nostalgia run deep for the cast of Hairspray Live!, who are continuing to share their thoughts about the special experience on social media. Today, Jennifer Hudson (Motormouth Maybelle) posted an Instagram of her with the live musical's producers, Craig Zadan and Neil Meron, thanking them for believing in her and giving her an opportunity to be a part of Hairspray Live! On the heels of her post, we received a mega thank you photo of the entire cast and members of the creative team. One thing's for sure: we'll be feeling the beat from Hairspray Live! for some time to come! (more...)

Photo Flash: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Members Share Photos of Memories and Life After HAIRSPRAYPhoto Flash: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Cast Members Share Photos of Memories and Life After HAIRSPRAY
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

It's only been three days since NBC's latest installment in their series of annual live musical events, Hairspray Live!, but the stars of the production are already being hit hard with nostalgia! Several members of the cast, including Ephraim Sykes (Seaweed), Ariana Grande (Penny), and Tracy herself, Maddie Baillio, have taken to Instagram to express their post-Hairspray feelings. BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the most adorable posts below-let us know which ones we missed, and fingers crossed Ephraim keeps his promise to flood our timelines with more precious behind-the-scenes memories! (more...)

NBC to Air Reprise Telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!,  12/26NBC to Air Reprise Telecast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, 12/26
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Can't get enough of HAIRSPRAY LIVE!? Then tune in to NBC for a reprise telecast of the musical on Monday, December 26th from 8-11 p.m. ET! (more...)

BWW Review:  Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy CenterBWW Review: Fiasco Theater Gets Creative with INTO THE WOODS at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 9, 2016

While those seeking a similarly scaled production to the original Broadway production (or even the revival) might leave the Eisenhower Theatre somewhat disappointed, those open to experiencing a new interpretation of the familiar material might leave feeling they've had an opportunity to look at an old favorite with new eyes. Perhaps they might better appreciate what drew them to the story in the first place. (more...)

Ariana Grande Shares Emotional Message to Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!Ariana Grande Shares Emotional Message to Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 9, 2016

Yesterday, Ariana Grande, who starred as Penny Lou Pingleton in NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, turned to Instagram to share an emotional message with the cast and crew of the musical (more...)

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Early Ratings: Down from 'The Wiz'; Matches 'Peter Pan Live'NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Early Ratings: Down from 'The Wiz'; Matches 'Peter Pan Live'
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

NBC has just released early ratings results for last night's broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! BWW will be updating these results as more numbers become available. (more...)

VIDEO: Re-Live the Magic - Watch NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! In Full Now!VIDEO: Re-Live the Magic - Watch NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! In Full Now!
by TV News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Miss last night's live broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! on NBC or just need to re-live the magic all over again? Below, watch the musical in full! (more...)

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