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Photo Coverage: Foundation For New American Musicals Presents FUTUREFEST at Feinstein's/54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Foundation For New American Musicals Presents FUTUREFEST at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 23, 2017

Open Hydrant Theater Company at The Point and The Foundation of New American Musicals proudly presents the Third Annual Future Fest at 54 Below. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Meets The PressPhoto Coverage: Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's MILLION DOLLAR QUARTET Meets The Press
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 22, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director), recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony® Award, has announced casting for the smash hit musical Million Dollar Quartet with book by Colin Escott and Floyd Mutrux, original concept by Mr. Mutrux, inspired by Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Carl Perkins.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE at Lincoln Center TheaterPhoto Coverage: Inside Opening Night of HOW TO TRANSCEND A HAPPY MARRIAGE at Lincoln Center Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 21, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater's production of How to Transcend a Happy Marriage opened last night at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65th Street). At a dinner party in the wilds of New Jersey, two married couples discuss a younger acquaintance - a polyamorous woman who also hunts her own meat. Fascinated, they invite this mysterious woman and her two live-in boyfriends to a New Year's Eve party, which alters the course of their lives. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE Celebrates Opening Night at the John W. Engeman TheaterPhoto Coverage: The Cast of JEKYLL & HYDE Celebrates Opening Night at the John W. Engeman Theater
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was at the after party to celebrate the occasion.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Takes Opening Night Bows at the John W. Engeman Theater NorthportPhoto Coverage: JEKYLL & HYDE Takes Opening Night Bows at the John W. Engeman Theater Northport
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater's prduction of JEKYLL & HYDE opened last night and BroadwayWorld was there! Based on the classic story by Robert Louis Stevenson and featuring a thrilling score of pop rock hits from multi Grammy and Tony nominated Frank Wildhorn and double Oscar and Grammy winning Leslie Bricusse, JEKYLL & HYDE has mesmerized audiences the world over. An evocative tale of two men, one a doctor, passionate and romantic, and the other, a terrifying madman, and two women, one beautiful and trusting and the other, beautiful and trusting only herself. Both unaware of his dark secret. Their story unfolds in this gripping musical thriller resplendent with a sumptuous score including the unforgettable, 'This is the Moment,' 'Someone Like You' and 'A New Life.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA Honors Tyne DalyPhoto Coverage: Gingold Theatrical Group's GOLDEN SHAMROCK GALA Honors Tyne Daly
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 19, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group, under the leadership of Founding Artistic Director David Staller, honored Tony and Emmy-winning actress and GTG/Project Shaw alum Tyne Daly at its annual Golden Shamrock Gala, March 17 at 6;30pm, at 3 West Club (3 West 51st Street), and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the action. (more...)

BWW Review: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Celebrates the 1920s with Scorching Vocal Performances, Paying Tribute to the Past with Stars of the PresentBWW Review: BROADWAY BY THE YEAR Celebrates the 1920s with Scorching Vocal Performances, Paying Tribute to the Past with Stars of the Present
by Casey Mink - Mar 16, 2017

BROADWAY BY THE YEAR, the musical revue series created, written, directed, and hosted by Scott Siegel and which pays tribute to a different era of Broadway composers each program, is a stroke of brilliance. Occurring once a month, each evening is dedicated specifically to one decade of American musical theater, and features some of the most talented stars currently working in American musical theater. The series' most recent installment (and the first of 2017) on February 27 at its usual home, The Town Hall, paid tribute to the 1920s. The decade, which inducted into the theatrical cannon the likes of George and Ira Gershwin and Richard Rodgers, brims with melodically-rich scores including songs of yearning and joviality. The tunes selected for the evening certainly felt of their era; however, put into the hands of such skilled performers as Carolee Carmello, Beth Malone, and Robert Cuccioli (to name a few), they could be heard with fresh and non-cynical ears. (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE EMPEROR JONES Opens at The Irish RepPhoto Coverage: THE EMPEROR JONES Opens at The Irish Rep
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 13, 2017

Eugene O'Neill's groundbreaking play The Emperor Jones is the story of Brutus Jones, a despot who ascends the throne using lies, intimidation and the politics of fear. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Presents Examines Small Town Shock and Growing Up in 13 THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Retter Entertainment Presents Examines Small Town Shock and Growing Up in 13 THE MUSICAL
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 10, 2017

Retter Entertainment is pleased to announce their production of 13 The Musical. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. (more...)

BWW Feature: The New York Pops Readies Itself for an Eclectic Second Half of SeasonBWW Feature: The New York Pops Readies Itself for an Eclectic Second Half of Season
by Ashley Steves - Mar 10, 2017

The New York Pops brands itself as "a different kind of orchestra," and the proof is in the programming. The orchestra, the largest independent orchestra in the United States, will begin the second half of their season on Friday, March 10, 2017, with a LIFE IS A CABARET: KANDER & EBB, celebrating the music of the legendary duo, and continuing a season (and organization mission) dedicated to featuring a wide variety of performers, composers, and genres. (more...)

Tom Hanks & Meryl Streep to Star in Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers FilmTom Hanks & Meryl Streep to Star in Steven Spielberg's Pentagon Papers Film
by TV News Desk - Mar 6, 2017

Oscar winners Tom Hanks and Meryl Streep will co-star in the Steven Spielberg-helmed drama THE POST, which centers on the Washington Post's 1971's publication of the Pentagon Papers. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's DebutPhoto Coverage: Primary Stages' ORAL HISTORY PROJECT Makes it's Debut
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Mar 3, 2017

The Off-Broadway Oral History Project was created to fill a gap in theater history by establishing a video archive featuring the innovative artists who transformed Off- and Off-Off-Broadway in the years after World War II. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief March 3rd, 2017 - SWEAT, NEWSIES and More!BWW Morning Brief March 3rd, 2017 - SWEAT, NEWSIES and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 3, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT begins previews on Broadway this weekend, and NEWSIES seizes the day with an encore screening at cinemas across the country! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Backstage with Beth Malone and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 1920s EditionPhoto Coverage: Backstage with Beth Malone and More at BROADWAY BY THE YEAR's 1920s Edition
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), starred in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 27, in 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s.' BroadwayWorld went backstage with the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Robert Cuccioli and More Bring Musicals of the '20s to Town Hall in BROADWAY BY THE YEARPhoto Coverage: Carolee Carmello, Robert Cuccioli and More Bring Musicals of the '20s to Town Hall in BROADWAY BY THE YEAR
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 28, 2017

Tony Award nominees Carolee Carmello (Parade, Scandalous), Mary Testa (Xanadu, 42nd Street, On the Town), Robert Cuccioli (Jekyll & Hyde, Spider Man: Turn Off the Dark), with Beth Malone (Fun Home) and Jill Paice (An American in Paris), starred in Town Hall's Broadway by the Year Series last night, February 27, in 'The Broadway Musicals of the 1920s.' BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses 13 THE MUSICALPhoto Coverage: Retter Entertainment Rehearses 13 THE MUSICAL
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 27, 2017

Retter Entertainment is pleased to announce their production of 13 The Musical. Music and lyrics by Jason Robert Brown and a book by Dan Elish and Robert Horn. Following a move from New York City to small-town Indiana, young Evan Goldman grapples with his parents' divorce, prepares for his impending Bar Mitzvah, and navigates the complicated social circles of a new school. (more...)

Photo Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLDPhoto Coverage: York Theatre Company Celebrates Opening Night of DEAR WORLD
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 27, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the final of three presentations in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series: the 1969 musical Dear World, with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, new version by David Thompson (based on an adaptation by Maurice Valency of the play The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux), music and lyrics by Jerry Herman, starring 6-time Emmy® Award and Tony® Award-winner Tyne Daly (Gypsy) as Countess Aurelia. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Cast of Playwrights Horizons' THE PROFANEPhoto Coverage: The Cast of Playwrights Horizons' THE PROFANE
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 14, 2017

Playwrights Horizons will present the world premiere of THE PROFANE, a new play by Zayd Dohrn (Outside People, Reborning). Directed by Kip Fagan (Grand Concourse at, Exit Strategy, The Revisionist, Asuncion), THE PROFANE will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2016/2017 Season. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Blair Brown, Michael Cerveris, Jay Armstrong Johnson , and More at Project Shaw's CANDIDAPhoto Coverage: Blair Brown, Michael Cerveris, Jay Armstrong Johnson , and More at Project Shaw's CANDIDA
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 14, 2017

Gingold Theatrical Group's Project Shaw, under the leadership of Artistic Director David Staller, kicked off its 12th Season when it presented its 121st concert presentation with Shaw's 1895 legendary comedy Candida on Monday, February 13 at 7pm, at Symphony Space's Leonard Nimoy Thalia Theatre (2537 Broadway at 95th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Series Presents BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Opening NightPhoto Coverage: Musicals in Mufti Series Presents BERLIN TO BROADWAY WITH KURT WEILL: A MUSICAL VOYAGE Opening Night
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Feb 13, 2017

The York Theatre Company presents the 1972 musical Berlin to Broadway with Kurt Weill:  A Musical Voyage, music by Kurt Weill, text and format by Gene Lerner, lyrics by Maxwell Anderson, Marc Blitzstein, Bertolt Brecht, Jacques Deval, Michael Feingold, Ira Gershwin, Paul Green, Langston Hughes, Alan Jay Lerner, Ogden Nash, George Tabori, and Arnold Weinstein, the second of three shows in the Winter 2017 Musicals in Mufti Series. (more...)

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