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BWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Shaw FestivalBWW Review: SWEENEY TODD at Shaw Festival
by Michael Rabice - Aug 1, 2016

From it's ominous sounding opening organ chords, Stephen Sondheim makes it clear that you are in for a macabre evening of theatre as his masterpiece SWEENEY TODD begins. What sounds almost too gruesome to be appropriate for a musical has over the years had audiences and critics alike arguing whether this is a musical comedy or opera. Since it's 1979 premiere it has been staged world wide by some of the most notable Opera companies in the world, from English National Opera to the Paris Opera and Lyric Opera of Chicago. An updated staging is happening this summer at the Glimmerglass Festival in Cooperstown, New York with noted Wagnerian bass Greer Grimsley playing the title character. (more...)

VISA Cardholders Get First Dibs on Tickets to WICKED in Manila, Today Thru 8/25VISA Cardholders Get First Dibs on Tickets to WICKED in Manila, Today Thru 8/25
by Oliver Oliveros - Jul 24, 2016

From 10 a.m. today, July 25, until Thursday, August 25, VISA Credit, Debit, and Prepaid cardholders can purchase the first batch of tickets with 10 percent off to the UK and international tour of the dazzling, smash-hit musical WICKED, which opens at the Theatre at Solaire (1 Aseana Avenue, Solaire Resort and Casino, Paranaque City) on Thursday, February 2, 2017. Buy tickets (starting at P1,700) via TicketWorld.com.ph. (more...)

Casting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary SeasonCasting Announced for Writers Theatre's 25th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce casting for the first five plays of the company's 25th Anniversary Season.  (more...)

The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!The Glimmerglass Festival Announces 2017 Lineup - William Burden, Theodore Chapin, Stephen Schwartz, David Sedaris and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

The Glimmerglass Festival, which presents four mainstage productions of opera and musical theater as well as many events every summer, has released the details of its 2017 schedule. (more...)

BWW Flashback: 'Sun's Gonna Shine' on Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, Closing Today on BroadwayBWW Flashback: 'Sun's Gonna Shine' on Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR, Closing Today on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, plays its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through Bright Star's journey on Broadway! (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Concludes Broadway Run Today, 6/26BRIGHT STAR Concludes Broadway Run Today, 6/26
by Louisa Brady - Jun 26, 2016

Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell, will play its final Broadway performance today, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Sets Closing DateBreaking News: Broadway's BRIGHT STAR Sets Closing Date
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2016

Producer Joey Parnes has announced that Bright Star, the new musical from 2016 Tony Award nominees Steve Martin and Edie Brickell,will play its final Broadway performance on Sunday, June 26, after 30 preview and 109 regular performances. (more...)

Sundance Institute Sets Projects for Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs & New Theatre-Makers ResidencySundance Institute Sets Projects for Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs & New Theatre-Makers Residency
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Sundance Institute has selected 25 projects to participate in its Screenwriters Lab, Documentary Edit and Story Labs and new Theatre-Makers Residency, which will take place concurrently this summer in the mountains of the Sundance Resort in Utah. The confluence of these three artist development programs will provide Fellows the unprecedented opportunity to experience portions of the other Labs and will support a cross-pollination of creativity and personal expression across different storytelling forms. (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED Tour Soars Into The Saenger to Uproarious ApplauseBWW Review: WICKED Tour Soars Into The Saenger to Uproarious Applause
by Tara Bennett - May 31, 2016

If audience appeal is any indication of a show's worth, WICKED casts a spell that has created a multimillion-dollar treasure to the musical theatre world. (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording in Stores TodayBRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording in Stores Today
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell online and in stores today, Friday, May 27. (more...)

Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!Mark Rylance, GREAT COMET & More Win Boston's Elliot Norton Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

More than 25 nominations of outstanding actors, directors, designers and ensembles were announced today by The Boston Theater Critics Association (BTCA), with winners to be revealed at the 34th Annual Elliot Norton Awards on Monday, May 23, 2016 at 7 PM, at Boston's Citi Performing Arts Center Shubert Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: You're Doin' Fine - OKLAHOMA! at Trinity Repertory CompanyBWW Review: You're Doin' Fine - OKLAHOMA! at Trinity Repertory Company
by Veronica Bruscini - May 11, 2016

Trinity Repertory Company sings out its 52nd season with an entertaining, high-energy production of Rodgers and Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA! The show is a fitting conclusion to Trinity's year-long "Rebels, Renegades, and Pioneers" theme as it celebrates the trailblazing spirit of the Oklahoma Territory's early settlers in story and song. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 52nd Season Closer OKLAHOMA!Photo Flash: First Look at Trinity Rep's 52nd Season Closer OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Trinity Rep closes out its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with Rodgers & Hammerstein's OKLAHOMA!, directed and choreographed by 2015 Emmy Award winnerRichard Jenkins and Sharon Jenkins. OKLAHOMA! runs now through June 5, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally TodayBRIGHT STAR Original Broadway Cast Recording Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Ghostlight Records has released the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell in digital formats today, Friday, April 29. (more...)

Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!Jessie Mueller, THE GREAT COMET, WAITRESS Among 2016 Elliot Norton Award Nominees; Full List!
by Louisa Brady - Apr 16, 2016

Among this year's nominees for Outstanding Musical Production by a Large Theater are WAITRESS and NATASHA, PIERRE, AND THE  GREAT COMET OF 1812, both at American Repertory Theatre. Tony winner Jessie Mueller and Denee Benton also each received nods for their respective performances.  (more...)

Trinity Rep to Close Season with OKLAHOMA!Trinity Rep to Close Season with OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

?Trinity Rep closes out its 52nd season Rebels, Renegades and Pioneers with Rodgers & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!, directed and choreographed by 2015 Emmy Award winner Richard Jenkins and Sharon Jenkins. Oklahoma! runs May 5-June 5, 2016. (more...)

Broadway By Design: Eugene Lee & Jane Greenwood Bring BRIGHT STAR from Page to StageBroadway By Design: Eugene Lee & Jane Greenwood Bring BRIGHT STAR from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 2, 2016

Who is Annie without her red dress? Or Eva with out her balcony? It is the charge of the Broadway designer to transport the audience into the world of a show, whether it be Great Depression-era New York City or outside of the Casa Rosada. In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Eugene Lee and Jane Greenwood, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's shining new musical, BRIGHT STAR. (more...)

VIDEO: Steve Martin & Stephen Colbert Sing About Their Friendship in a Fake ForestVIDEO: Steve Martin & Stephen Colbert Sing About Their Friendship in a Fake Forest
by TV News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

On last night's LATE SHOW, Stephen Colbert and Steve Martin were just two best friends sitting in the forest, singing about friendship. What could be better? (more...)

Steve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Heads to the Recording StudioSteve Martin & Edie Brickell's BRIGHT STAR Heads to the Recording Studio
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

Just announced, Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of Bright Star, the new musical from Grammy and Emmy Award winner Steve Martin and Grammy-winning singer-songwriter Edie Brickell. (more...)

Writers Theatre's 2016-17 Season to Include PARADE, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX & MoreWriters Theatre's 2016-17 Season to Include PARADE, THE MYSTERY OF LOVE AND SEX & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Writers Theatre Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma announce the 25th Anniversary Season, the company's first full season in its new home at 325 Tudor Court in Glencoe. (more...)

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