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VIDEO: 'Today' Shares First Look at Taran Killam as HAMILTON's King GeorgeVIDEO: 'Today' Shares First Look at Taran Killam as HAMILTON's King George
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

On this morning's TODAY, Al Roker visited Killam as he demonstrated his British accent and prepared for his first performance in front of a sold-out crowd. (more...)

YoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max MaraYoungArts Honors Jason Moran and Jessica Lang at Backyard Ball Presented by Max Mara
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

On Saturday, January 14, 2017, the National YoungArts Foundation (YoungArts) hosted its annual fundraiser in Miami, theBackyard Ball performance and gala, to help support the artistic development of the nation's most promising young artists. In addition to recognizing the talent of this year's 691 YoungArts Winners, the event honored jazz pianist Jason Moran (1993 Winner in Jazz) with the Arison Alumni Award, and choreographer Jessica Lang as the Arison Award Honoree for their vital contributions and commitment to the arts. The event also featured Javon Jones's acceptance of the inaugural 2016 Max Mara Young Visionary Award presented by Maria Giulia Maramotti, Max Mara's Director of retail for North America.  (more...)

Photo: First Look at Taran Killam in Full Regalia as HAMILTON's  Newest King George!Photo: First Look at Taran Killam in Full Regalia as HAMILTON's Newest King George!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Taran Killam makes his Broadway debut as HAMILTON's King George III tonight, January 17th. Former King George Rory O'Malley played his final performance on January 15. (more...)

BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.BrightSide Theatre's Youth Project Presents THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, JR.
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2017

BrightSide Theatre, Naperville's only professional theatre performing in the historic downtown district, is pleased to announce its fifth production of the BrightSide Theatre Youth Project with the musical -Thoroughly Modern Millie Jr.  Directed by BrightSide Artistic Director Jeffrey Cass and playing March 11-19, 2017 at the Theatre at Meiley-Swallow Hall at North Central College, 31 S. Ellsworth Street in Naperville, tickets are on sale now atwww.BrightSideTheatre.com or by calling 630-447-TIXS (8497).  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Join Rory O'Malley on Ham4Ham and Attend the Coronation of New King Taran KillamSTAGE TUBE: Join Rory O'Malley on Ham4Ham and Attend the Coronation of New King Taran Killam
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2017

All rulers have their time, but the throne must never be empty. Watch Rory O'Malley on Ham4Ham as he abdicates his post and celebrates the coronation of Hamilton's new King George, Taran Killam. (more...)

VIDEO: Taran Killam Talks First HAMILTON Rehearsal on 'Late Night': 'It's Awesome!'VIDEO: Taran Killam Talks First HAMILTON Rehearsal on 'Late Night': 'It's Awesome!'
by TV News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Taran Killam talked to Seth about joining the cast of the Broadway hit musical HAMILTON as the scene-stealing King George III.  (more...)

Non-Stop! Alysha Deslorieux, Taran Killam, Anthony Lee Medina and More Will Join Broadway's HAMILTON This WinterNon-Stop! Alysha Deslorieux, Taran Killam, Anthony Lee Medina and More Will Join Broadway's HAMILTON This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Alysha Deslorieux, J. Quinton Johnson, Bryan Terrell Clark, Taran Killam and Anthony Lee Medina will join the Broadway cast of Hamilton in principal roles, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 11, 2016
by - Dec 11, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 11 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 12/10/2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 12/10/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016BWW's On This Day - December 10, 2016
by - Dec 10, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Star Ellen Greene Hits YouTube in New Horror ComedyLITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Star Ellen Greene Hits YouTube in New Horror Comedy
by TV News Desk - Dec 9, 2016

Just days after the news that a musical film remake of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS is in the works, the show's original Off-Broadway and big screen star Ellen Greene will appear in the new horror comedy series 12 DEADLY DAYS, debuting on Monday, December 12, on Youtube Red. (more...)

Suddenly, Seymour's Back- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Musical Remake in the Works!Suddenly, Seymour's Back- LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS Musical Remake in the Works!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

Ready to go back to Skid Row? According to Deadline, Warner Brothers is moving forward with a musical remake of the 1986 cult classic, Little Shop of Horrors. The project will be directed by Greg Berlanti and will feature a script by Matthew Robinson. Marc Platt is set to produce. (more...)

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...)

In The Wings Productions Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This NovemberIn The Wings Productions Presents LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS This November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

In The Wings Productions, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tanya Glassman and Executive Producer Adam Glassman, will present the award-winning musical comedy Little Shop of Horrors at the historic Snug Harbor Music Hall from November 11-20. (more...)

Photo Flash: Meet the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Belgrade TheatrePhoto Flash: Meet the Cast of LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Belgrade Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Coventry's award-winning flower shop, Hubbard's Florists, were treated to a visit from the cast of the blooming marvellous musical Little Shop of Horrors this week! Currently playing at the Belgrade Theatre until Saturday, this cult classic sci-fi musical stars X Factor's Rhydian Roberts, West End actor Sam Lupton and a carnivorous plant named Audrey II. Meet the cast below! (more...)

THE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This AutumnTHE X FACTOR's Rhydian Roberts to Star in LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Sheffield This Autumn
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

The charming, kooky and hilarious musical cult classic Little Shop of Horrors comes to the Lyceum Theatre from Monday 7 - Saturday 12 November, starring The X Factor finalist Rhydian Roberts. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2016

There's a giant flesh-eating plant coming to Coventry in Little Shop of Horrors, which is set to visit the Belgrade Theatre on a UK tour this October! X Factor's Rhydian leads the cast in this '50s sci-fi spoof musical taking to the Belgrade's Main Stage. (more...)

BWW Review: Don't Feed the Plants! Do See LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Portland Center StageBWW Review: Don't Feed the Plants! Do See LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Portland Center Stage
by Krista Garver - Sep 22, 2016

You know the songs by heart, you have complicated feelings about the dentist (Steve Martin could never really be that bad, right?), and, admit it, you always secretly root for the plant. If any of this rings true, then go right now and buy your tickets to LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS at Portland Center Stage. It will fulfill all of your 'rock musical horror comedy' fantasies. (Rock musical horror comedy -- that's how Wikipedia describes it. Are there any other shows in this genre?) (more...)

Casting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public TheaterCasting Complete for PARTY PEOPLE at The Public Theater
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

The Public Theater announced complete casting today for the New York Premiere of PARTY PEOPLE by UNIVERSES (Steven Sapp, Mildred Ruiz-Sapp, and William Ruiz a.k.a Ninja. Developed and directed by Liesl Tommy with choreography by Millicent Johnnie, PARTY PEOPLE begins performances on Tuesday, November 1 and runs through Sunday, December 4, with an official press opening on Tuesday, November 15. (more...)

BWW Review: The City Theatre Closes Season By Opening a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORSBWW Review: The City Theatre Closes Season By Opening a LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
by Joni Lorraine - Aug 25, 2016

'On the twenty-third day of the month of September in an early year of a decade not too long before our own, the human race suddenly encountered a deadly threat to its very existence. And this terrifying enemy surfaced, as such enemies often do, in the seemingly most innocent and unlikely of places.' And so goes the prologue to the popular small cast musical LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS. Based on the 1960 movie directed by Roger Corman, LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS by writer Howard Ashman and composer Alan Menken, is the marriage of a 60's love story and the apocalyptic sci-fi films of the era set to music. The result is a crowd pleasing intimate campy black musical comedy. Its success led to the musical being produced as a movie in 1986 with Rick Moranis, Vincent Gardenia, Ellen Greene and Steve Martin in the lead roles. (more...)

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