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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...)

Victoria Clark, Betsy Wolfe and More Join RAISE THE ROOF Benefit ConcertVictoria Clark, Betsy Wolfe and More Join RAISE THE ROOF Benefit Concert
by Reilly Hickey - Dec 4, 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. (more...)

From the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Faith Prince Reveals the Stage Magic of THE LITTLE MERMAIDFrom the BroadwayWorld Vaults: Faith Prince Reveals the Stage Magic of THE LITTLE MERMAID
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 5, 2015

In honor of Throwback Thursday, BroadwayWorld is celebrating the past with a new series that will take you back in time with some of our favorite vintage video features. That's right- we are opening up the BroadwayWorld Vaults to reminisce on shows are long gone from the Broadway-scene, but have left an indelible mark on the world of theatre as a whole. Today, we bring you a vintage BroadwayWorld 'STAGE MAGIC' video from 2009. Watch as Faith Prince reveals the stage magic of THE LITTLE MERMAID below! (more...)

Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: SPOKEN WORD PRESERVES Comes to Webster Hall, 11/16Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: SPOKEN WORD PRESERVES Comes to Webster Hall, 11/16
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

WattsWords Productions presents Daniel J. Watts' THE JAM: Spoken Word Preserves. (more...)

Derrick Baskin and Mandy Gonzalez to Bring OH WHAT A NIGHT! to the Engeman, TodayDerrick Baskin and Mandy Gonzalez to Bring OH WHAT A NIGHT! to the Engeman, Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 14, 2015

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents a sold-out engagement of OH WHAT A NIGHT! Billboard Hits of the 1960s at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY. The concert will take place on October 14th, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Derrick Baskin and Mandy Gonzalez to Bring OH WHAT A NIGHT! to the Engeman, 10/14Derrick Baskin and Mandy Gonzalez to Bring OH WHAT A NIGHT! to the Engeman, 10/14
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Broadway Pops International (BPI) presents a sold-out engagement of OH WHAT A NIGHT! Billboard Hits of the 1960s at the John W. Engeman Theater in Northport, NY. The concert will take place on October 14th, 2015 at 7:00pm. (more...)

Last Chance to Save 45% on WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Starring Sherie Rene Scott!Last Chance to Save 45% on WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Starring Sherie Rene Scott!
by Contests - Broadway - Sep 22, 2015

Last chance to save 45%! 8 shows added by popular demand! Now through this Sunday ONLY! WHORL INSIDE A LOOP (more...)

BWW Feature: Go Back to Class with 10 School-Themed ShowtunesBWW Feature: Go Back to Class with 10 School-Themed Showtunes
by Matt Tamanini - Sep 12, 2015

With Labor Day in the rearview mirror, students all across the county are now diligently back to work on yet another school year. While students and teachers alike are back in their routines of homework and extracurriculars, BroadwayWorld's Jeff Walker and Matt Tamanini are focusing their monthly feature on the showtunes that celebrate the highs and lows of school and learning. (more...)

WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, Starring Sherie Rene Scott, Extends Off-BroadwayWHORL INSIDE A LOOP, Starring Sherie Rene Scott, Extends Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Sep 10, 2015

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Second Stage Theatre's production of DICK SCANLAN and SHERIE RENE SCOTT'S play, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, has been extended one week and will now play through Sunday, September 27th.  The production is co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Sherie Rene Scott & More in WHORL INSIDE A LOOP!BWW TV: Watch Highlights of Sherie Rene Scott & More in WHORL INSIDE A LOOP!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 1, 2015

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of Whorl Inside a Loop, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. WHORL INSIDE A LOOP just opened last week at Second StageTheatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

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