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Encores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording StudioEncores! Off-Center Staging of GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the first-ever cast album of the musical Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater, based on the recent production by the New York City Center's Encores! Off-Center musical theater series.  (more...)


by Jennifer Broski - Nov 14, 2016

Due to popular demand, the Signature Theatre production of The Death of the Last Black Man in the Whole Entire World AKA the Negro Book of the Dead, by Pulitzer Prize-winner Suzan-Lori Parks and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, has been extended an additional week. The production will now run through December 18, 2016 at The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Todd Snyder Joins Forces with Broadway Style GuidePhoto Flash: Todd Snyder Joins Forces with Broadway Style Guide
by BWW News Desk - Oct 11, 2016

Fashion designer Todd Snyder & Broadway Style Guide hosted an intimate cocktail gathering on Monday October 10th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's THE LAYOVERPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of Second Stage's THE LAYOVER
by Walter McBride - Aug 26, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director,Casey Reitz, Executive Director) presents the world premiere production of THE LAYOVER, written by Leslye Headland and directed by Trip Cullman. BroadwayWorld was on hand for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet below! (more...)

BWW Review: Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Stresses The Importance of Being EarnestBWW Review: Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER Stresses The Importance of Being Earnest
by Michael Dale - Jul 30, 2016

The 1979 Off-Broadway musical was the first collaboration from Alan Menken and Howard Ashman. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Encores! GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 27, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kevin Ligon, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. Check out a sneak peek of the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With LoveBWW Interview: Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM Will Terrorize With Love
by Naomi Serviss - Jul 26, 2016

The poet/performer/activist, currently in HAMILTON, brings a powerful lineup to Webster Hall on July 31 for a benefit dedicated to the gay community in Orlando, scene of the horrific shooting at the Pulse nightclub. (more...)

BWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERBWW TV: Next Up at Encores! Off-Center... Preview Menken & Ashman's First Musical, GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jul 20, 2016

Next up at Encores! Off-Center is Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center production will star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kate Wetherhead & More Join Cast of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATERJames Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Kate Wetherhead & More Join Cast of Encores! Off-Center's GOD BLESS YOU, MR. ROSEWATER
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

New York City Center today announced casting for the Encores! Off-Center production of Kurt Vonnegut's God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater. The first musical written by the blockbuster team of Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, the Off-Center productionwill star Skylar Astin, Derrick Baskin, Jeff Blumenkrantz, Nick Choksi, Eddie Cooper, Kevin Del Aguila, Santino Fontana, Clark Johnson, James Earl Jones, Rebecca Naomi Jones, Eddie Korbich, Marla Louissaint, Liz McCartney, Bonnie Milligan, Brynn O'Malley, and Kate Wetherhead. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks to Lead Industry Reading of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Broadway Next?MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks to Lead Industry Reading of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

A private industry reading of Whorl Inside A Loop by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott will be held on April 29, it was announced today. MAD MEN's Emmy-nominated star Christina Hendricks will lead the reading, which is being presented in advance of an anticipated Broadway run, according to producers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED with Eric Stonestreet, Bernadette Peters & More!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED with Eric Stonestreet, Bernadette Peters & More!
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 26, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family,' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway as nearly 40 outrageous characters in the smash hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode, directed by Tony nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect, Sisters). FULLY COMMITTED began performances on April 1 and just opened last night, April 25, 2016 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photo coverage from the red carpet theatre arrivals below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Celebrates Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED!Photo Coverage: Jesse Tyler Ferguson Celebrates Opening Night of FULLY COMMITTED!
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 26, 2016

Five-time Emmy Award nominee Jesse Tyler Ferguson ('Modern Family,' The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee) makes his highly anticipated return to Broadway as nearly 40 outrageous characters in the smash hit comedy, FULLY COMMITTED by Becky Mode, directed by Tony nominee Jason Moore (Avenue Q, Pitch Perfect, Sisters). FULLY COMMITTED began performances on April 1 and just opened last night, April 25, 2016 on Broadway at the Lyceum Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big night and you can check out photo coverage from the after party below! (more...)

Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM to Bring Spoken Word to Webster Hall This FebDaniel J. Watts' THE JAM to Bring Spoken Word to Webster Hall This Feb
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2016

Back by popular demand, WattsWords Productions presents Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: Spoken Word Preserves. Fresh off the heels of a sold out performance in November, Daniel J. Watts (HAMILTON, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, HBO's VINYL) will remount his original JAM for one night only at The Studio at Webster Hall, Monday, February 15th at 8pm (7:30pm doors). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/9-1/10/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/9-1/10/2016
by - Jan 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 10, 2016 - Sunday, January 10, 2016. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/10/16- THE LITTLE MERMAIDSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 1/10/16- THE LITTLE MERMAID
by Stage Tube - Jan 10, 2016

Today in 2008, The Little Mermaid opened at the Lunt Fontanne Theatre, where it ran for 685 performances. The Little Mermaid is based on the animated 1989 Disney film of the same name and the classic story of The Little Mermaid by Hans Christian Andersen. The musical's book is by Doug Wright, music by Alan Menken and lyrics by the late Howard Ashman (written for the film) and new lyrics by Glenn Slater. The musical had a pre-Broadway tryout in Denver, Colorado in July through early September 2007. The original cast featured Sierra Boggess in the title role of Ariel, Sean Palmer as Prince Eric, Brian D'Addario and Trevor Braun alternate as Flounder, Norm Lewis as King Triton, Sherie Rene Scott as Ursula, Tituss Burgess as Sebastian, Tyler Maynard as Flotsam, Derrick Baskin as Jetsam, Jonathan Freeman as Grimsby, and John Treacy Egan as Chef Louis. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of HAMILTON and More Perform at 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve BlowoutPhoto Flash: Stars of HAMILTON and More Perform at 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve Blowout
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

On Thursday, Dec 31, 2015, hundreds gathered for an uptown New Year's event for the ages -- An 'Off the Kuff' New Year's Eve blowout. The star-studded soiree was hosted by nationally recognized motivational speaker and engagement expert Shaun Derik and TV/film actor and Broadway performer Ephraim Sykes (Vinyl, Leave It On the Floor, Hamilton). BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call HighlightsPhoto Flashback: Broadway's 2015 Curtain Call Highlights
by Walter McBride - Dec 30, 2015

As 2015 comes to a close, BroadwayWorld takes one last look at this season's brightest moments before the curtain comes down, showcasing what readers - and audiences - loved most. Below, check out the curtain call highlights on Broadway from 2015! (more...)

Victoria Clark, Betsy Wolfe and More RAISE THE ROOF! in Benefit Concert TonightVictoria Clark, Betsy Wolfe and More RAISE THE ROOF! in Benefit Concert Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Upper West Siders, Victoria Clark, Jessica Fontana, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Howard McGillin, Mary Beth Peil, Sherie Rene Scott and Allyson Tucker and other Broadway favorites, Derrick Baskin, Joe Carroll, Corey Cott, Brian Cross, Chris Houlihan, Andrea Jones, Erin Mackey, Alexandra Silber, Daniel J. Watts and Betsy Wolfe (along with singer-songwriters Jane Kelly Williams and Shaina Taub) celebrate the holidays and raise funds for much needed repairs for the historic Church of St Paul and St. Andrew. This evening, December 14, 'RAISE THE ROOF: A Broadway Holiday-ish Benefit Celebration' will be filled with song, poetry and jubilee from this all-star lineup. (more...)

WHORL INSIDE A LOOP Heading to Broadway with a 'Star'?WHORL INSIDE A LOOP Heading to Broadway with a 'Star'?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2015

According to Out, Dick Scanlan and Sheri Rene Scott's play, Whorl Inside a Loop, which played earlier this fall at Second Stage Theater, is coming to Broadway. Michael Musto writes, 'I ran into three-time Tony nominee Sherie Rene Scott, who told me that Whorl Inside a Loop, the Off-Broadway play she recently cowrote and starred in, is moving to Broadway.' Scott told him:  'We were working it out today. It's moving with a star.' (more...)

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