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Liam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt to Star in Live at Zedel's First New Musical AFTER YOULiam Doyle and Laura Tebbutt to Star in Live at Zedel's First New Musical AFTER YOU
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

Casting has just been announced for the first new musical to be staged at Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs. Alex Parker Theatre Company, The Katie Lam Company and Fane Productions present AFTER YOU, with music by Alex Parker, book & lyrics by Katie Lam, and directed by Alastair Knights, Live at Zedel at Crazy Coqs, running 13 April - 22 April 2017. Press night is set for Friday, 14 April 2017 at 7pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in ChicagoPhoto Flash: CONCERT FOR AMERICA Stands Up and Sings Out in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2017

The third edition of CONCERT FOR AMERICA took place on Monday, March 20 at 8pm at the Auditorium Theatre of Roosevelt University in Chicago.  (more...)

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents VAUDEVILLE ILLUMINATES THE INEVITABLE: THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTERThe 29th Street Playwrights Collective presents VAUDEVILLE ILLUMINATES THE INEVITABLE: THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

The 29th Street Playwrights Collective present a staged reading of Carrie Robbins' bittersweet paean to science and love, THE DEATH & LIFE OF DR. CUTTER, A VAUDEVILLE, Monday, April 3, 7 pm, at the Bernie Wohl Center. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGEBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by Ken Fallin - Mar 17, 2017

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 Jake Gyllenhaal and Annaleigh Ashford in SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE. (more...)

Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/17 - HAMILTON at SPAMLITON and More!Roundup: Check Out The Top Stories From Chicago You Might Have Missed 3/17 - HAMILTON at SPAMLITON and More!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Check out the top stories from Chicago you might have missed this week and more! (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!Regional Roundup: Top New Features This Week Around Our Broadway World - 3/17; RAGTIME in D.C., HAMILTON Parody in Chicago, SWSX and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Mar 17, 2017

BroadwayWorld presents a comprehensive weekly roundup of regional stories around our Broadway World, which include videos, editor spotlights, regional reviews and more. This week, we feature RAGTIME at Ford's Theatre, SPAMILTON in Chicago, SWSX coverage in Austin and more. Check out our top features below! (more...)

Broadway Actress Terri White Fighting Rare Blood DiseaseBroadway Actress Terri White Fighting Rare Blood Disease
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

Friends of actress Terri White have set up a GoFundMe page to help offset medical costs for a rare blood disease that she is fighting. (more...)

Colin Donnell, Alex Newell, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA in Chicago Next WeekColin Donnell, Alex Newell, and More Join CONCERT FOR AMERICA in Chicago Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

CONCERT FOR AMERICA: STAND UP, SING OUT!  is proud to announce that Torrey Devitto (Chicago Med), Colin Donnell (Chicago Med), Yuri Sardarov (Chicago Fire), Alex Newell (Glee), Christine Pedi (Spamilton, Forbidden Broadway), and Chicago Children's Choir will join the previously announced cast of performers and presenters. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Wayne Brady and More Celebrate SPAMILTON's Chicago OpeningPhoto Flash: HAMILTON's Wayne Brady and More Celebrate SPAMILTON's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

SPAMILTON, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, officially opened on Sunday, March 12 at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. In attendance that evening were HAMILTON Chicago cast members, including Wayne Brady. The cast party took place at Balena, next door to the Royal George Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTONBWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTON
by Misha Davenport - Mar 14, 2017

BWW Reviews: A Must-See SPAMILTON (more...)

BWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway RoundupBWW Review: THE GREAT COMET Outshines HAMILTON in Perry T's Annual Broadway Roundup
by Perry Tannenbaum - Mar 7, 2017

Perry T's latest New York Roundup includes six Broadway shows; NATASHA, PIERRE & THE GREAT COMET, HAMILTON, A BRONX TALE, IN TRANSIT, PARAMOUR, and ON YOUR FEET! plus three off-Broadway shows; PRUDENCIA HART, SPAMILTON, and CAGNEY (more...)

Special Guest Stars Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly will sing in AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at RockwellSpecial Guest Stars Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly will sing in AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Tim Curry and Jamie Donnelly join the cast of An Evening of Classic Broadway at L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table and Stage in Los Feliz, on Monday, March 20th at 8PM. The critically-acclaimed concert series from Fraser Entertainment Group showcases a new line-up with each show. Headlined by Master of Ceremonies/Music Director Brad Ellis, of Glee and Forbidden Broadway fame, and featuring cabaret artist Dianne Fraser (Part Time Diva), broadwayworld.com calls the show, "… guaranteed fun, extra high on entertainment… Broadway standards both classic and contemporary, with a bevy of great singers on board." (more...)

Previews for SPAMILTON Begin Tonight at Royal George Theatre; Cast Recording Released Today!Previews for SPAMILTON Begin Tonight at Royal George Theatre; Cast Recording Released Today!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

"Spamilton," the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, "Hamilton," begins previews tonight at the Royal George Theater (1641 N. Halsted). (more...)

Original Cast Recording of SPAMILTON Drops TomorrowOriginal Cast Recording of SPAMILTON Drops Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2017

DRG Records (Hugh Fordin, President) and Spamilton producers John Freedson, Christine Pedi, David Zippel, and Gerard Alessandrini announced that the Original Cast Recording of Spamilton, the critically acclaimed parody of Broadway smash Hamilton, by Forbidden Broadway creator Gerard Alessandrini, will be released on DRG Records tomorrow, March 3rd, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening NightPhoto Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Revisits LITTLE ME on Opening Night
by BWW News Desk - Mar 1, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the continuation of the fourth season of Chicago's hit "lost" musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits Little Me, music by Cy Coleman, lyrics by Carolyn Leigh and book by Neil Simon based on the novel by Patrick Dennis, with direction by Porchlight Artistic Director Michael Weber, musical direction by Linda Madonia, choreography by Craig Miller with special guest choreography by veteran Bob Fosse dancer Jane Lanier and starring Jeff Award-winner Matt Crowle. Porchlight Revisits Little Me is presented for three-nights-only Tuesday, Feb. 28 through Thursday, March 2 at 7:15 p.m. and is performed on the set of Porchlight's The Scottsboro Boys (previews begin Friday, Feb. 3) at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. Tickets for Little Me are $35. All tickets include access to the popular pre-performance event, Behind the Show Backstory, a multimedia presentation, created and hosted by Weber that discusses that evening's production including the show's creative history, backstage gossip and the state of the art on Broadway that season. Single tickets to Little Me are available at PorchlightMusicTheatre.org or by calling the Stage 773 box office, 773.327.5252.  (more...)

WP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and MoreWP Theater's 2017 Gala, Hosted by Lena Hall, Will Honor Debra Messing and More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

WP Theater (formerly Women's Project Theater), under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty and Managing Director Michael Sag, has announced WP Theater's 32nd Annual Gala, honoring game-changing women with the Women of Achievement Awards. The gala will honor Emmy Award-winning actress and activist Debra Messing ('Will & Grace,' Outside Mullingar) and trailblazing media executive, President of BBC Worldwide North America, Ann M. Sarnoff. (more...)

Nick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel CenterNick Adams, N'Kenge and More to Celebrate Kander & Ebb in AMERICAN SHOWSTOPPERS at Schimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2017

On Friday, March 10 at 7:30 PM, Schimmel Center will continue its American Showstoppers series. This time orchestrator and conductor Fred Barton leads his 14-piece orchestra and cast of Broadway singers and dancers in a tribute to one of the most prolific song writing duos of the 20th century, John Kander and Fred Ebb. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARDBWW Exclusive: Ken Fallin Draws the Stage - Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD
by Ken Fallin - Feb 24, 2017

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 Glenn Close in SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Samantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGASSamantha Barks, Arthur Darvill, Maxwell Caulfield and More Announced for London Musical Theatre Orchestra's HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

After the resounding success of Rodgers & Hammerstein's State Fair (Cadogan Hall November 2016) and the sell out concert of Alan Menken & Lynn Ahrens' A Christmas Carol (Lyceum Theatre, December 2016), with numerous five star reviews for both performances, The London Musical Theatre Orchestra is delighted to announce the full casting for its first concert of the 2017 season, the hit Broadway musical Honeymoon in Vegas. (more...)

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