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Cast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLADCast Announced for Detroit Public Theatre's Production of MURDER BALLAD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

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BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to ScituateBWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

Can Christina Bianco Just Be Herself on THE BLIND DATE PROJECT?Can Christina Bianco Just Be Herself on THE BLIND DATE PROJECT?
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

The well-intended advice many will offer before a first date is to 'just be yourself," but that may not be easy for the crazily talented Christina Bianco, who's had major success being other people. (more...)

OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland 'Steamed' at New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew DiffeeOH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland 'Steamed' at New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee
by Michael Dale - Aug 23, 2016

You might say there are three ways to tell if you've really made it on Broadway. You get your portrait up on the wall at Sardi's, you get spoofed by FORBIDDEN BROADWAY or you're the subject of a cartoon in The New Yorker. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERTSTAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Ogunquit's PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT
by Stage Tube - Aug 19, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Breaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILSBreaking: Lindsay Nicole Chambers, Mel Johnson Jr. and James Ludwig Join the World Premiere of ON THE RAILS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Algonquin Theater Productions and Jason Hewitt have announced Broadway actors Lindsay Nicole Chambers (Lysistrata Jones, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Mel Johnson Jr. (Jekyll & Hyde, Hot Feet, The Lion King, Big Deal, The Rink, Eubie!, On the Twentieth Century), and James Ludwig (Spamalot, Little Shop of Horrors) have joined the cast of the world premiere of ON THE RAILS, a new musical with book by Tony Sportiello (Second Chance, National Pastime), music and lyrics by Al Tapper (Sessions, An Evening at the Carlyle), arrangements and musical direction by David Wolfson, and directed by Misti B. Wills (In Search of Euphoria). (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

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Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANYLyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces the cast & creative team for COMPANY, with Music and Lyrics by STEPHEN SONDHEIM and Book by GEORGE FURTH. Directed by Spiro Veloudos with music director Catherine Stornetta and choreography & musical staging by Rachel Bertone, COMPANY will run September 2 - October 9, 2016. (more...)

DEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to Launch Playhouse @ Westport's Grand ReOpening SeasonDEFENDING THE CAVEMAN to Launch Playhouse @ Westport's Grand ReOpening Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

St. Louis based, Emery Entertainment, in collaboration with Jack Lane, (Executive Producer of STAGES St. Louis) is excited to announce the re-opening of the Playhouse @ Westport Plaza with an all-new season of stage productions. The season will kick off with the longest running solo play in Broadway's history, Rob Becker's Defending the Caveman starring Las Vegas entertainer of the year Kevin Burke, running four weeks beginning September 30. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Living Legend Barbra Streisand!BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Living Legend Barbra Streisand!
by Ken Fallin - Aug 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with renowned caricature artist Ken Fallin, a life-long theater enthusiast, who has drawn many Broadway and Off-Broadway productions. Below, check out his latest illustration, featuring living legend Barbra Streisand, who just brought her Encore tour to Brooklyn's Barclays Center! (more...)

SPAMILTON Parody Show Extends Through October Off-BroadwaySPAMILTON Parody Show Extends Through October Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Author Gerard Alessandrini and producers John Freedson, Christine Pedi, and David Zippelhave today announced that Spamilton, a sneak peek into Forbidden Broadway creator Alessandrini's ongoing obsession with Lin-Manuel Miranda's Hamilton, has extended through October 30, due to popular demand. (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'I Laughed My Brains Out' at SPAMILTONPHOTO FLASH: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'I Laughed My Brains Out' at SPAMILTON
by Michael Dale - Aug 11, 2016

HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda enjoyed the honor of being spoofed by master parodist Gerard Alessandrini. (more...)

Starry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit PlayhouseStarry PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT Starts Tonight at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse tonight, August 10 to September 3. (more...)

Harry Hepple, Steffan Lloyd-Evans and Laura Tebbutt Join Menier Chocolate Factory's INTO THE WOODSHarry Hepple, Steffan Lloyd-Evans and Laura Tebbutt Join Menier Chocolate Factory's INTO THE WOODS
by Marianka Swain - Aug 8, 2016

The Menier Chocolate Factory has announced that Harry Hepple (Baker), Steffan Lloyd-Evans (Wolf/ Cinderella's Prince) and Laura Tebbutt (Baker's Wife) will join the company of Fiasco's enchanting reinvention of Stephen Sondheim and James Lapine's masterpiece INTO THE WOODS. They will take over tomorrow from Ben Steinfeld, Noah Brody and Jessie Austrian. Read BroadwayWorld's review of the show here (more...)

Photo Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLDPhoto Flash: Gloucester Stage Presents SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2016

Gloucester Stage Company continues its 37th season of professional theater on Cape Ann with a limited run of Jason Robert Brown's Songs For A New World from August 4 through August 27 at 267 East Main Street, Gloucester, MA. Songs For A New World with music and lyrics by three time Tony Award winner Jason Robert Brown is a stirring musical journey examining the moments of decision and difficult choices faced in everyday life. Known for such Broadway hits as Parade, The Bridges of Madison County, Honeymoon in Vegas, and The Last Five Years, Mr. Brown artfully blends pop, jazz and gospel in solos and ensemble styles to create this inspiring song cycle.  Directed by Gloucester Stage Artistic Director Robert Walsh, the production features five singers including Tony Award nominee Barbara Walsh, Broadway veterans Rockport's Wendy Waring and Jack Donahue, Berklee College of Music graduate Chris Pittman and  Brandeis' Nyah Macklin, all four in their Gloucester Stage debut. According to Director and GSC Artistic Director Walsh, "Songs For A New World is an enthralling evening of storytelling through song and movement reminiscent of Jacques Brel Is Alive and Well and Living in Paris. We are so fortunate to have such a talented group of actor-singers to bring this work to our audience. It's a particular treat to work with my cousin Barbara again after so many years!  Wendy, Jack, Chris and Nyah are also incredibly fun, hugely talented and all working together in such a fun way - it's a thrill!' (more...)

Josh Prince, Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro Kick Off Broadway Dance Lab Cycle 4 TodayJosh Prince, Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro Kick Off Broadway Dance Lab Cycle 4 Today
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Broadway Dance Lab (BDL), a choreography incubator supporting new works of dance-driven theatre, has announced that Larry Keigwin, Lorin Latarro, JoAnn M. Hunter, Rosie Herrera, Al Blackstone, and Denzel Taylor will join Artistic Director Josh Prince as choreographers for Cycle 4. (more...)

'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' to Bring Comedy to Starlight Theatre Next Month'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' to Bring Comedy to Starlight Theatre Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

The Tony Award winner for Best Musical in 2014, A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder, takes cheeky musical comedy to a whole new level when it takes the stage at Starlight Theatre on Aug. 9-14. The hilarious hit musical is Starlight's seventh show of the 2016 Broadway season - and the fifth national touring production to make its Kansas City premiere at the iconic outdoor theatre this summer! (more...)

PETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's PlayhousePETE 'N' KEELY to Open This August Saint Michael's Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2016

Producing Artistic Director Chuck Tobin today announced the August 3rd opening of the musical comedy Pete 'n' Keely, at Saint Michael's Playhouse (August 3 - 13).  (more...)

VIDEO: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES' Christina Bianco Launches 'Unlikely Interpretations': 25 Impressions In 25 DaysVIDEO: THE MARVELOUS WONDERETTES' Christina Bianco Launches 'Unlikely Interpretations': 25 Impressions In 25 Days
by Michael Dale - Jul 29, 2016

the master mimic offers famous movies quotes as interpreted by somewhat miscast performers. (more...)

Jarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit PlayhouseJarrod Emick, William Selby and Matthew Marks to Glitter in PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT at Ogunquit Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Get your glitter on and take the ride of your life with the hilarious and heartwarming Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, based on the Oscar-winning film on stage at the Ogunquit Playhouse August 10 to September 3. (more...)

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