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Disney, National Theatre Wishing Upon a Star for PINOCCHIO Musical from ONCE's John Tiffany & Enda WalshDisney, National Theatre Wishing Upon a Star for PINOCCHIO Musical from ONCE's John Tiffany & Enda Walsh
by Jessica Showers - Jul 2, 2015

The Blue Fairy has answered the world's wishesáfor a new Disney musical!á (more...)

BWW Reviews: ONCE Is Not Your Typical Broadway Musical, Using Music Organically to 'Speak and Sing of What It Is to Be Human'BWW Reviews: ONCE Is Not Your Typical Broadway Musical, Using Music Organically to 'Speak and Sing of What It Is to Be Human'
by Jill Schafer - Jun 24, 2015

There's no big opening number, no splashy dance with dozens of chorus girls and boys, no pit orchestra, no large moving set pieces, no colorful glamorous costumes. ONCE is not your typical musical. In fact, according to The Cherry and Spoon Music-Theater Spectrum it's not a musical at all, but rather a play with music. Yet this atypical not-really-a-musical musical won eight Tony Awards in 2012. Why is that? Why was this quiet and quirky musical based on a little Irish movie awarded Broadway's biggest prize? Perhaps because it is different from other musicals. Perhaps the voters awarded the creative and organic way music is used to tell this beautifully simple and non-traditional love story. ONCE is a new kind of music-theater, and proves that musicals don't always have to be big and loud to have a profound effect on the audience. ONCE is quietly, beautifully stirring. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/2015 - A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/2015 - A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Jonathan Groff is looking for A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM hits the London stage running and more! (more...)

Michael C. Hall to Lead Cast of David Bowie & Enda Walsh's New Musical LAZARUS at NYTWMichael C. Hall to Lead Cast of David Bowie & Enda Walsh's New Musical LAZARUS at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'Dexter') will lead the cast of LAZARUS, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh (ONCE, Tony Award), inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, and directed by Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler, More Stately Mansions, Obie Awards). áLAZARUS begins previews on November 18, with an opening night set for December 7, 2015. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ONCE Cast Performs Surprise Concert on Dublin StreetSTAGE TUBE: ONCE Cast Performs Surprise Concert on Dublin Street
by Stage Tube - Jun 21, 2015

Once came home to Dublin's Grafton Street when the cast from Once the Musical surprised the crowd with a performance of some of the best-loved songs from the smash-hit, award-winning show including the Oscar-winning 'Falling Slowly.' Check out the performance below! (more...)

Hollywood Pantages Adds Optional Shows to 2015-16 Season: KINKY BOOTS, ONCE & More!Hollywood Pantages Adds Optional Shows to 2015-16 Season: KINKY BOOTS, ONCE & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, announced today the addition of eight shows available as options to the already on sale 2015-2016 SEASON. This new lineup of shows includes the return of Six Hollywood Pantages favorites. The Added Optional Shows will include Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, RIVERDANCE - THE 20TH ANNIVERSARY WORLD TOUR, MAMMA MIA!, ONCE, RAIN - A TRIBUTE TO THE BEATLES & last season's smash hit, KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

ONCE to Open 2015-16 Broadway Season at Hershey TheatreONCE to Open 2015-16 Broadway Season at Hershey Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

Once, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play Hershey Theatre for a limited engagement from Tuesday, September 15 through Sunday, September 20. (more...)

Origin Theatre to Kick Off 13th Season at Mutual Annual GalaOrigin Theatre to Kick Off 13th Season at Mutual Annual Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Origin Theatre Company kicks off its thirteenth season of producing the New York premieres of plays by contemporary European playwrights at its annual benefit on Thursday June 18, at 6:30pm. Hosted by Mutual of America, 320 Park Avenue, the evening features a smorgasbord of international pleasures, including rollicking musical entertainment, and appearances by a colorful cross-section of local and visiting theatre luminaries, business leaders and supporters of the arts. (more...)

Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16Rattlestick's AFGHANISTAN, ZIMBABWE, AMERICA, KUWAIT to Host Panel, 6/16
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

Rattlestick Playwrights Theater and piece by piece productions have announced that the The Reverend Micah Bucey will moderate a post-show panel discussion following the performance of the world premiere play Afghanistan, Zimbabwe, America, Kuwait, written and directed by Daniel Talbott, on Tuesday, June 16, at The Gym at Judson, 243 Thompson Street. The panelists will include Greg Grandin, Morgan Jenness, and Michael Ratner. (more...)

BWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony AwardsBWW Features: Irish Success Stories at the Tony Awards
by Chris McCormack - Jun 8, 2015

When it comes to Irish theatre and the Tony Awards, the distance is never great. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Mirvish's ONCE Hosts World's Biggest Blind DateSTAGE TUBE: The Mirvish's ONCE Hosts World's Biggest Blind Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2015

In what is believed to be the world's biggest blind date, the producers of the musical ONCE in Toronto have arranged for 1,200 single people to go on blind dates on Wednesday, June 3rd at an evening performance of the Tony Award-winning musical. Below, check out this video from this event! (more...)

Gillian Anderson and Ben Foster-Led 'STREETCAR' and More Set for St. Ann's Warehouse's First Season at New HomeGillian Anderson and Ben Foster-Led 'STREETCAR' and More Set for St. Ann's Warehouse's First Season at New Home
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2015

St. Ann's Warehouse, which for 36 years has enlivened New Yorkers with new works by the world's most vital music- and theater-makers, is about to open its first permanent home, a 25,000-sf theater at the breathtaking site of the Tobacco Warehouse, on the waterfront in Brooklyn Bridge Park. The organization will inaugurate its new building by presenting a 2015-16 season that epitomizes St. Ann's indispensable contribution to the global cultural landscape --áa series of international productions in which world-class artists reconfigure flexible, open space to realize their creative visions. (more...)

ONCE National Tour Returning to Minneapolis at State Theatre, 6/23-28ONCE National Tour Returning to Minneapolis at State Theatre, 6/23-28
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Once, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical returns to Minneapolis by popular demand to play the State Theatre (805 Hennepin Ave., downtown Minneapolis) for a limited engagement Tuesday, June 23 through Sunday, June 28, 2015. With music and lyrics from the original Academy Award-winning film, Once tells the enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who's about to give up on his dream when a beautiful young woman takes a sudden interest in his haunting love songs. Tickets are on sale now. Visit HennepinTheatreTrust.org or call 1.800.982.2787 for tickets and more information. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Is ONCE Enough?BWW Reviews: Is ONCE Enough?
by Christine Swerczek - May 14, 2015

ONCE is not enough. You must see it as many times as possible, because it is unique.á It is indefinable.á It is a bittersweet love story of longing, and it will leave you wanting more. (more...)

Helen Mirren, Zachary Quinto & More Pay Tribute to Bob Crowley at NYTW Gala TonightHelen Mirren, Zachary Quinto & More Pay Tribute to Bob Crowley at NYTW Gala Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) will honoráinternationally acclaimed theatre designer and six-time Tony Award Winner Bob Crowley at the NYTW 2015 Spring Gala tonight, May 11, 2015. The event, which will be held at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St.) will be chaired by Disney Theatrical Production President Thomas Schumacher, Sherie Rene Scott, Jack O'Brien, and John Barrett. (more...)

SMU's Meadows School Launches 'Ignite Arts Dallas' InitiativeSMU's Meadows School Launches 'Ignite Arts Dallas' Initiative
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2015

SMU's Meadows School of the Arts has launched a new initiative, Ignite Arts Dallas, which will focus on the intersection of arts and community engagement between Meadows School students, the wider SMU campus, the city of Dallas and the arts field at large. (more...)

TCG Books Publishes Enda Walsh's BALLYTURKTCG Books Publishes Enda Walsh's BALLYTURK
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

Theatre Communications Group (TCG) is pleased to announce the publication of Ballyturk, from Enda Walsh, the award-winning playwright whose credits include The Walworth Farce, Disco Pigs and the acclaimed musical Once. Ballyturk was first staged at the Galway International Arts Festival in the summer of 2014 and later at the National Theatre in London in the fall of 2014. (more...)

NYTW Adds Lucas Hnath's RED SPEEDO, World Premiere of HADESTOWN to 2015-16 SeasonNYTW Adds Lucas Hnath's RED SPEEDO, World Premiere of HADESTOWN to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced the final two productions of its 2015/16 Season. The New York premiere of RED SPEEDO, written by Lucas Hnath (The Christians) and directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz (Hollow Roots), will begin performances in February. (more...)

ONCE National Tour to Play Palace Theatre, 6/9-14ONCE National Tour to Play Palace Theatre, 6/9-14
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2015

ONCE, winner of eight Tony Awards including Best Musical and winner of the 2013 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album, will play the Palace Theatre for a limited engagement from June 9-14. (more...)

Helen Mirren, Zachary Quinto & More Will Pay Tribute to Bob Crowley at NYTW GalaHelen Mirren, Zachary Quinto & More Will Pay Tribute to Bob Crowley at NYTW Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2015

áNew York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) announced today that internationally acclaimed theatre designer and six-time Tony Award Winner Bob Crowley will be honored at the NYTW 2015 Spring Gala on Monday, May 11, 2015. The event, which will be held at the Edison Ballroom (240 W 47th St.) will be chaired by Disney Theatrical Production President Thomas Schumacher, Sherie Rene Scott, Jack O'Brien, and John Barrett. (more...)

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