Forbidden Broadway News

Broadway Veteran Bryan Batt Marries Partner Tom Cianfichi
by BWW News Desk - Sep 29, 2014

BroadwayWorld has just learned that stage and screen star Bryan Batt just married his longtime partner, Tom Cianfichi, yesterday. We send our congratulations to the happy couple! (more...)

BWW Reviews: WEST END HEROES 2014, Dominion Theatre, September 28 2014
by Kate Finburg - Sep 29, 2014

The best of the West End and the Armed Forces come together for a spectacular evening of musical entertainment at the Dominion Theatre London, all in aid of Help for Heroes. (more...)

PALIN: THE LIVE TELEVISED MUSICAL CAMPAIGN to Play the Laurie Beechman, 10/8
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2014

Where Saturday Night Live meets Forbidden Broadway, Erica Vlahinos and Benjamin Simpson present PALiN: the Live Televised Musical Campaign (www.palinthemusicalcampaign.com), an outrageous new one-act comedy hit that follows Sarah Palin as she embarks on a one-night only, live televised event to set the record straight and announce her candidacy in the 2016 Presidential Election. A fast-paced, witty book paired with show tune parodies, PALiN sharply satires both musical theatre and politics in this laugh-out-loud musical-comedy campaign. So pack your bags, because we're about to have a Tea Party! (more...)

Classic Verse Clashes with Contemporary Culture in the Sacramento Premiere of AN ILIAD by Denis O'Hare and Lisa Peterson
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2014

AN ILIAD demonstrates SacImpulse Theatre's ongoing commitment to contemporary translations and adaptations of classic works. Homer's Iliad as retold by one actor who shares the stage with a lone musician, has received acclaim across the country. 'AN ILIAD is pure theater: shocking, glorious, primal and deeply satisfying.' -Time Out NY. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 9/23/14 - Bennett & Gaga Get CHEEK TO CHEEK, BROADWAY SALUTES and More!
by Jessica Showers - Sep 23, 2014

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: Bennett & Gaga's CHEEK TO CHEEK is out today, Harvey Fierstein hosts BROADWAY SALUTES, JERSEY BOYS welcomes back an old friend, PBS salutes Joan Rivers and more! (more...)

Swiftly Tilting Theatre Presents Cabaret Benefit For Reproductive Rights
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Broadway, Off-Broadway, and up-and-coming NY talent raise their voices for reproductive rights at the Don't Speak Cabaret Benefit at the Metropolitan Room on Sunday, October 26 at 9:30pm. (more...)

SCARY MUSICAL THE MUSICAL Asks Audiences to Tweet to Pick the Killer; Show Opens Tonight at NoHo Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2014

Lexikat Artists and MB Artists in association with the multi-award-winning NoHo Arts Center Ensemble (NoHo ACE) are thrilled to announce that the world premiere musical, SCARY MUSICAL The Musical, book by Richard Hochberg, music and lyrics by Richard Hochberg and Michael Paternostro, musical direction by Brent Crayon, orchestrations by Kenny Seymour and directed and choreographed by James J. Mellon will let YOU choose the killer! With three different alternate endings, this is the first theatre production that asks you to TURN ON YOUR PHONES during the show to vote! (more...)

Off Broadway Alliance to Host Free Panel Discussion, 9/28
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

The Off Broadway Alliance, the organization of Off Broadway producers, theaters, general managers, press agents, and marketing firms, will hold another in its Sunday Seminars series, focused on the culture, business and history of Off Broadway on Sunday, September 28th. (more...)

Andrea McArdle to Headline MTC's Opening Gala Fundraiser, 9/27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2014

Music Theatre of Connecticut (MTC) will be celebrating the grand opening of The New MTC with a gala fundraiser on Saturday, September 27 at 7pm. The gala will take place at The New MTC, located at 509 Westport Avenue in Norwalk (behind Jones New York and Nine West Outlet). All proceeds will benefit MTC and its programming. Tickets are $125 and available in an extremely limited quantity. For reservations, call 203.454.3883 or visit www.musictheatreofct.com (more...)

BWW Reviews: FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, Vaudeville Theatre, September 15 2014
by Carrie Dunn - Sep 15, 2014

As you'd probably expect, Forbidden Broadway pokes fun at itself from the outset, before anybody else can get a jab in, pointing out its swift (and perhaps a little surprising) transfer and its less-than-prime location. (more...)

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions Sunday, Sep. 14
by - Sep 14, 2014

Upcoming Non-Equity Auditions from Sunday, September 14, 2014. (more...)

Catherine Tate, Mike McShane, Carly Bawden and More to Star in ASSASSINS at Menier Chocolate Factory, November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 08, 2014

Carly Bawden, Simon Lipkin, Mike McShane, Andy Nyman, David Roberts and Catherine Tate have been cast in Stephen Sondheim and John Weidman's ASSASSINS, directed by Jamie Lloyd, at the Menier Chocolate Factory from 21st November 2014 - 7th March 2015. Press Night is Monday 1st December, 8pm. Public booking opens today. (more...)

Ben Crawford, Christina Bianco and More to Join Baltimore Symphony for BROADWAY STANDING OVATIONS Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 04, 2014

Jack Everly will lead the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra (BSO) in its first SuperPops concert of the 2014-2015 season on Thursday, October 9 at 8 p.m. at The Music Center at Strathmore, and Friday, October 10 at 8 p.m., Saturday, October 11 at 8 p.m., and Sunday, October 12 at 3 p.m. at the Joseph Meyerhoff Symphony Hall. (more...)

BWW Previews: The London Stage, September 2014
by Gary Naylor - Sep 02, 2014

Gary Naylor previews an exciting selection of September's new openings as London gears up for what should be its most successful Autumn since the credit crunch claimed its first victims seven years ago this month. (more...)

Meet the Current Casts of Broadway's Long Running Hits - JERSEY BOYS
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 31, 2014

A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters . BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's JERSEY BOYS below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Sierra Boggess & More Set for 54 Below in Coming Months
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2014

This September and October 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Christina Bianco Joins FORBIDDEN BROADWAY!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 28, 2014

Today was the media launch for Forbidden Broadway! The Menier Chocolate Factory production has two reasons to celebrate - first, it's moving into the West End, leaping across town to the Vaudeville Theatre; and second, it has a new cast member, Christina Bianco. (more...)

James Barbour, Nancy Anderson, Sara Gettelfinger, Mamie Parris and More Star in THE WITCHES OF EASTWICK at Ogunquit - Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2014

Get ready for a wickedly good time when the bewitching musical comedy, The Witches of Eastwick, hits the Ogunquit Playhouse stage September 3 through 27. Based on the Warner Brothers hit motion picture, this hysterical and devilish show with its beautiful original score was declared "musical comedy heaven" by London's Daily Mail. The Ogunquit Playhouse is proud to have been selected by world-renowned theatre producer Cameron Mackintosh as the American Northeast premiere of his hit stage adaptation of The Witches of Eastwick. (more...)

GLEE's Brad Ellis Hosts AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2014

Following spectacular performances at Upstairs at Vitello's, The Catalina Jazz Club and the El Caballero Country Club, Fraser Entertainment Group is back at Vitello's for a third round, welcoming a whole new cast of singers from Broadway, television and film for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY, on Monday August 25. (more...)

Molly Marie Walsh to Star Opposite Russell Grant in THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE in London This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2014

American Molly Marie Walsh is to play the title role of Millie Dillmount alongside Russell Grant as the mysterious and sinister Mrs Meers in the Off West End premiere of the six-time Tony Award-winning tap dancing musical, Thoroughly Modern Millie. (more...)

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