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WAITRESS Cast Album Now Available for Digital DownloadWAITRESS Cast Album Now Available for Digital Download
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

The original cast recording of Broadway's hit musical Waitress is now available for digital downloads and streaming. Produced by Sara Bareilles and Neal Avron, the cast album is being released on DMI Soundtracks and distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation. The CD will be released on July 1st. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jessie Mueller Talks 2016 Tony Nomination, WAITRESS & More on TODAYSTAGE TUBE: Jessie Mueller Talks 2016 Tony Nomination, WAITRESS & More on TODAY
by Stage Tube - Jun 3, 2016

WAITRESS star and Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller stopped by NBC's TODAY this morning, where she opened up about starring in the new Broadway hit, her 2016 nomination, and more - check out her appearance below! (more...)

DVR Alert: TUCK EVERLASTING Cast, Jessie Mueller, Sean Hayes Set for NBC's TODAYDVR Alert: TUCK EVERLASTING Cast, Jessie Mueller, Sean Hayes Set for NBC's TODAY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2016

The cast of Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING will perform on NBC's TODAY on Monday, May 23rd. The appearance was previously scheduled for last week but was cancelled due to inclement weather.  (more...)

Charlotte d'Amboise Will Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGOCharlotte d'Amboise Will Return to the Cell Block in Broadway's CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

This month, Broadway's Tony Award-winning, record-breaking musical smash Chicago will welcome back two-time Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise in a special return engagement as Roxie Hart beginning Monday, June 6. One of the most celebrated members of the worldwide Chicago family, d'Amboise holds the record for having played Roxie Hart more than any other actress in the history of the production -- more than 2,500 performances on Broadway and the road combined to date. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, CHICAGO Revival Knocks 'Em Dead, 1997
by Michael Dale - May 25, 2016

After watching O.J. Simpson getting found not guilty, the public seemed more willing to accept the musical's cynical look at life. (more...)

DVR Alert: TUCK EVERLASTING Cast, Jessie Mueller, Sean Hayes Set for NBC's TODAYDVR Alert: TUCK EVERLASTING Cast, Jessie Mueller, Sean Hayes Set for NBC's TODAY
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

The cast of Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING will perform on NBC's TODAY on Monday, May 23rd. The appearance was previously scheduled for last week but was cancelled due to inclement weather.  (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More  Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!Lin-Manuel Miranda, HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE & More Win Big at the 2016 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

The Drama League (Executive Artistic Director, Gabriel Shelian-Shanks) gathers today for the 82nd Annual Drama League Awards Ceremony, hosted by 2016 Tony® Award-nominees, Zachary Levi (She Loves Me) and Megan Hilty (Noises Off), in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  (more...)

DVR Alert: TUCK EVERLASTING Cast, Jessie Mueller, Sean Hayes Set for NBC's TODAYDVR Alert: TUCK EVERLASTING Cast, Jessie Mueller, Sean Hayes Set for NBC's TODAY
by TV News Desk - May 20, 2016

The cast of Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING will perform on NBC's TODAY on Monday, May 23rd. The appearance was previously scheduled for last week but was cancelled due to inclement weather.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

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JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Will Be CHICAGO's Next Billy FlynnJANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Will Be CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil making his Broadway debut in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) throughSunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Stephen Colbert Sing Carole King Classic Over Pecan PieVIDEO: WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Stephen Colbert Sing Carole King Classic Over Pecan Pie
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2016

WAITRESS star and Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller enjoyed a helping of pecan pie on last night's LATE SHOW and treated the studio audience to a duet with host Stephen Colbert of one of his favorite Carole King songs (more...)

VIDEO: Jessie Mueller & the Cast of WAITRESS Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'!VIDEO: Jessie Mueller & the Cast of WAITRESS Perform Medley of Songs on 'Today'!
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Tony Award winner Jessie Mueller and Sara Bareilles stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about the new Broadway musical WAITRESS. Following the interview, Mueller and the show's cast performed a mash-up of the first and last song from the show. (more...)

WAITRESS to Take a Taste of Life on the Road; National Tour Will Launch from Cleveland in 2017!WAITRESS to Take a Taste of Life on the Road; National Tour Will Launch from Cleveland in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Following on from yesterday's triumphant opening night at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre, the producers of Waitress have announced that the national tour of the acclaimed new musical will begin at Cleveland's Playhouse Square on October 17, 2017. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Take a Taste of WAITRESS' Opening Night After Party with Jessie Mueller & More!Photo Coverage: Take a Taste of WAITRESS' Opening Night After Party with Jessie Mueller & More!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2016

It was an evening as sweet as pie! Broadway's Waitress opened just last night at theBrooks Atkinson Theatre, where tickets are on sale through January 1, 2017. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage from inside the after party below! (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

WAITRESS Cast Album Will Arrive on June 10; Cast Hits the Recording Studio in May!WAITRESS Cast Album Will Arrive on June 10; Cast Hits the Recording Studio in May!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

In the lead-up to the April 24th Broadway opening of Waitress at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre, DMI Soundtracks is proud to announce the release of a forthcoming original cast album for the production, with the cast and band hitting the studio in early May.  The album will be distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation. (more...)

VIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing TchaikovskyVIDEOS: CHICAGO's Jason Danieley Holds A Note For Longer Than It Takes Danny Kaye To Sing Tchaikovsky
by Michael Dale - Apr 8, 2016

A lot can happen in 35.5 seconds, whether it's one note or an entire song. (more...)

Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Welcomes Adorable Duo, Claire & McKenna Keane; Previews Begin Tomorrow!Photo Coverage: WAITRESS Welcomes Adorable Duo, Claire & McKenna Keane; Previews Begin Tomorrow!
by Walter McBride - Mar 24, 2016

Just one more day until previews begin for the highly anticipated new musical Waitress, which opens Sunday, April 24, 2016 at Broadway's Brooks Atkinson Theatre (256 West 47th Street, between Broadway and Eighth Avenue). Waitress played a sold out limited engagement at the American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University in Cambridge, MA.  In anticipation of the big day, BroadwayWorld met with the 5 year-old twin girls who will be sharing the role of Jenna's daughter- Claire and McKenna Keane. Meet the adorable duo below! (more...)

BWW TV: CHICAGO Stars Reunite to Celebrate Two Decades of Razzle Dazzle!BWW TV: CHICAGO Stars Reunite to Celebrate Two Decades of Razzle Dazzle!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out interviews with CHICAGO stars of past and present below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Stars of Past and Present Celebrate 20 Razzle Dazzle Years!Photo Coverage: CHICAGO Stars of Past and Present Celebrate 20 Razzle Dazzle Years!
by Jennifer Broski - Mar 23, 2016

CHICAGO, Broadway's longest running American musical, just held a celebratory cocktail reception yesterday at New York City's The Palm Restaurant West Side location to officially launch the show's 20th anniversary year. Lead producer Barry Weissler addressed the crowd to toast the occasion and announce initiatives taking place over the next year in the lead-up to the official anniversary celebration and performance this November. BroadwayWorld was there for the special celebration and you can check out photos from the festivities below! (more...)

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