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Felicia Finley, MJ Rodriguez & Nathan Lucrezio Join Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMFFelicia Finley, MJ Rodriguez & Nathan Lucrezio Join Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, The Last Word will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . The Last Word is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel (Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing).  It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting NYMF.org. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

Cast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla PlayhouseCast, Creative Team Set for Ayad Akhtar's JUNK: THE GOLDEN AGE OF DEBT at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

La Jolla Playhouse announces the cast and creative team for its world-premiere production of JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt, by Pulitzer Prize winner and Tony Award nominee Ayad Akhtar (Broadway's Disgraced; Playhouse's The Who & The What), directed by Tony Award winner Doug Hughes (Outside Mullingar, Doubt). The recipient of an Edgerton Foundation New American Play Award, JUNK: The Golden Age of Debt runs in the Mandell Weiss Theatre July 26 - August 21. Tickets are available at LaJollaPlayhouse.org or by calling (858) 550-1010. (more...)

SWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 SeasonSWEET CHARITY, THE WHO'S TOMMY & More Set for Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Point Park University's Conservatory Theatre Company will present six productions in the 2016-2017 season, ranging from revamped classic works of theatre to popular, contemporary, Tony Award-winning musicals. (more...)

Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Boston Opera House on Sale 6/12Tickets to JERSEY BOYS at Boston Opera House on Sale 6/12
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2016

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the Tony, Grammy and Oliver Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, June 12, 2016.  JERSEY BOYS will perform a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House October 4-16, 2016 and is part of the 2016/2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

BWW TV: BEAUTIFUL's Chilina Kennedy Belts Out Carole King at Stars in the Alley!BWW TV: BEAUTIFUL's Chilina Kennedy Belts Out Carole King at Stars in the Alley!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 6, 2016

STARS IN THE ALLEY, presented by United Airlines, took place just last week in Shubert Alley. Hosted by Tony nominee Sean Hayes and Mo Rocca, Broadway's best once again turned out for the annual performance - including Chilina Kennedy, who performed 'Natural Woman' from BEAUTIFUL. (more...)

Nominees Announced for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore AwardsNominees Announced for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards
by Alan Henry - May 30, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

Open Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated AuthorOpen Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated Author
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2016

A chance meeting at an opening night party changed the career of a young actor. (more...)

Tony Winner Ben Vereen Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in JuneTony Winner Ben Vereen Coming to Feinstein's at the Nikko in June
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Tony and Drama Desk Award winner, Ben Vereen, will bring his critically-acclaimed one-man show, Steppin' Out, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances only - Friday, June 17 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, June 18 (7 p.m.).Highlighting Mr. Vereen's unique blend of artistry, Steppin' Out combines a tribute to Broadway, Frank Sinatra and Sammy Davis, Jr. in an evening of unforgettable song and stories. Featuring songs from his immense repertoire - such as 'Life is Just a Bowl of Cherries' and 'Mr. Bojangles' - Mr. Vereen will also perform other hit songs including 'Defying Gravity,' 'Stand By Me,' and 'My Way.' Tickets range in price from $65 - $85 and are available now by calling 866.663.1063 or visiting www.feinsteinsatthenikko.com. (more...)

Bruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date SetBruce Dow to Host 2016 Dora Mavor Moore Awards; Venue, Date Set
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The Toronto Alliance for the Performing Arts (TAPA) today announced the date, creative team, host and venue for the 37th Annual Dora Mavor Moore Awards, the awards show and party that celebrates extraordinary Toronto talent in the performing arts. Dora Awards Producer Jacoba Knaapen announced that the much-anticipated event will take place on Monday, June 27 and that it will, for the third time in a row, be held under the stars at Harbourfront Centre. Tickets go on sale May 31. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/28/2016 - Drama Desk Nominees, SHUFFLE ALONG and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/28/2016 - Drama Desk Nominees, SHUFFLE ALONG and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Drama Desk nominees will be announced this morning, 'SHUFFLE ALONG' opens on Broadway, and Kelli O'Hara and Victoria Clark star in MasterVoices' DIDO AND AENEAS, starting tonight! (more...)

BWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts CewnterBWW Review: JERSEY BOYS at Providence Performing Arts Cewnter
by Larry O'Brien - Apr 28, 2016

JERSEY BOYS has opened at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC), 220 Weybosset St., Providence. The touring company moves out Sunday May 1, which does not give you a lot of time to pick a date, come up with the scratch and get your butt over there. This play rocks, and this iteration of it rocked PPAC opening night. (more...)

Des McAnuff Will Helm Workshop for New Donna Summer Musical!Des McAnuff Will Helm Workshop for New Donna Summer Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Get ready to disco, Broadway! According to an Equity casting notice, a new musical is in the works based on the life of Donna Summer, who passed away in 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Produced by Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers, THE DONNA SUMMER PROJECT will get a workshop this summer, with Des McAnuff at the helm and Sergio Trujillo as choreographer.  (more...)

Ed Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHEREd Hoopman, Erica Spyres and Mark Pierre to Lead Lyric Stage's PETER AND THE STARCATCHER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston's 2015-16 season closes with an acclaimed new play (partly inspired by the theatricality of Nicholas Nickleby) that uses ingenious stagecraft, the talents of a dozen of our favorite actors, and the limitless possibilities of your imagination to create theatrical magic. (more...)

Mauricio Perez and Dominic Scaglione Jr. to Alternate as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYSMauricio Perez and Dominic Scaglione Jr. to Alternate as Frankie Valli in JERSEY BOYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Just announced, the Tony, Olivier and Grammy Award-winning Best Musical Jersey Boys will welcome Mauricio Perez and Dominic Scaglione Jr., alternating in the role of 'Frankie Valli' at all performances beginning this week. (more...)

MATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This MayMATILDA THE MUSICAL Heads to Playhouse Square This May
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

TIME Magazine's #1 Show of the Year, MATILDA THE MUSICAL, is coming to Cleveland as part of the KeyBank Broadway Series. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHO'S TOMMY at HMAC: Stage On HerrPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for THE WHO'S TOMMY at HMAC: Stage On Herr
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

You only have two chances to see THE WHO'S TOMMY: A ROCK OPERA being performed at The Harrisburg Midtown Arts Center, April 22nd and 23rd. Directed by Sean Deffley, THE WHO'S TOMMY will feature choreography by Rebecca Gentry and music direction by Nicholas Werner. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in rehearsal below! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/15; HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere in Chicago, LES MIS in Singapore and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 4/15; HILLARY AND CLINTON World Premiere in Chicago, LES MIS in Singapore and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 15, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Boston, Chicago, Singapore and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include ARCADIA in Boston, Victory Gardens Theater's World Premiere of HILLARY AND CLINTON, and a special feature on LES MIS in Singapore, just to name a few. (more...)

Cast Announced for JERSEY BOYS' Return to ProvidenceCast Announced for JERSEY BOYS' Return to Providence
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Providence return engagement of the Tony, Grammy, and Olivier Award-winning hit musical JERSEY BOYS, the story of Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons, playing at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) from April 26 - May 1, 2016. The cast of JERSEY BOYS will be led by Matthew Dailey (Tommy DeVito), Aaron De Jesus (Frankie Valli), Keith Hines (Nick Massi), and Drew Seeley (Bob Gaudio) as The Four Seasons, with Barry Anderson and Thomas Fiscella. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS Announces Extension, Thru April 16, 2017JERSEY BOYS Announces Extension, Thru April 16, 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

JERSEY BOYS, the smash hit musical, has extended its booking period at the Piccadilly Theatre until 16 April 2017, with 250,000 tickets released today. (more...)

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