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BWW Review: Landmark Musical THE BLACK CROOK Returns To New YorkBWW Review: Landmark Musical THE BLACK CROOK Returns To New York
by Michael Dale - Sep 28, 2016

Just as modern New York City evolved from a combination of immigrant societies that eventually mingled into one great metropolis, the major art form created by the city, the American musical play, evolved from a combination of stage entertainments these immigrant societies brought with them. (more...)

Equity's 2016 Paul Robeson Award Goes to Artists Striving To End PovertyEquity's 2016 Paul Robeson Award Goes to Artists Striving To End Poverty
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Artists Striving To End Poverty (ASTEP), a nonprofit organization founded by Broadway musical director, conductor, orchestrator and musician Mary-Mitchell Campbell, has been named the recipient of the 2016 Paul Robeson Citation Award presented by the Actors Equity Foundation. (more...)

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEETMaechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams to Lead National Black Theatre's SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Maechi Aharanwa, Tre Davis and Renika Williams will star in Harrison David Rivers' play 'Sweet,' the first theatrical production of the 48th season of Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre's (NBT). (more...)

SHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This WeekSHREK THE MUSICAL to Open at The Rose Theater This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

Everyone's favorite ogre is back and bigger than ever in Shrek The Musical (TYA), the hilarious stage spectacle based on the Oscar-winning hit film by DreamWorks Animation. The 75-minute production opens at The Rose Theater on Sept. 30 and continues through Oct. 16. Part romance and part twisted fairy tale, Shrek The Musical is an irreverently fun show the entire family will enjoy and a message audiences of all ages will appreciate. (more...)

THE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical to Premiere This December in BrooklynTHE MOST MISERABLE CHRISTMAS TREE Holiday Musical to Premiere This December in Brooklyn
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

The Most Miserable Christmas Tree, a new fun-filled family holiday musical, will receive its World Premiere this December at Bay Ridge's Narrows Community Theater, celebrating its 45th Anniversary Season. (more...)

Tony Winner Seth Gelblum to Receive Public Memorial, Dimmed Marquee Sunday at the BroadhurstTony Winner Seth Gelblum to Receive Public Memorial, Dimmed Marquee Sunday at the Broadhurst
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

A memorial tribute will be held to celebrate the life of Seth Gelblum, prominent theatrical attorney, devoted philanthropist, and beloved member of the Broadway community, on Sunday, September 25 at 6:00 PM at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This FallLaura Michelle Kelly and Jose Llana Lead THE KING AND I Tour, Launching at PPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC recently announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) would lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. The tour will launch in Providence, RI at the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) October 30-November 6, 2016. (more...)

National Black Theatre Presents SWEETNational Black Theatre Presents SWEET
by BWW News Desk - Sep 17, 2016

Dr. Barbara Ann Teer's National Black Theatre (NBT) kicks off its 48th season with "The Alchemy of Black Joy," an exhibition of original works by renowned photographer Peter Cooper on Wednesday, September 7, and the world premiere of Harrison David Rivers' play "Sweet" on Wednesday, October 19. The events and productions reflect the theater company's theme this season: "In Pursuit of Black Joy." (more...)

Temple Theaters Opens with Lynn Nottage's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOYTemple Theaters Opens with Lynn Nottage's CRUMBS FROM THE TABLE OF JOY
by Alexa Criscitiello - Sep 16, 2016

Temple Theaters opens its 49th anniversary season with Crumbs from the Table of Joy by Pulitzer Prize winner Lynne Nottage. Directed by Lee Kenneth Richardson, this memory play is a thought-provoking coming-of-age story set in 1950s New York City. Featuring a small cast of undergraduate and graduate student actors the production runs September 21 - October 2 in Temple University's Randall Theater. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Ambassador Theatre Group and NETworks Presentations LLC just announced that Laura Michelle Kelly (Anna Leonowens) and Jose Llana (King of Siam) will lead the national tour of the Lincoln Center Theater production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I. Joan Almedilla will play Lady Thiang with Brian Rivera as Kralahome, Manna Nichols as Tuptim, Kavin Panmeechao as Lun Tha, Anthony Chan as Prince Chulalongkorn, Graham Montgomery as Louis Leonowens and Baylen Thomas as Captain Orton/Sir Edward Ramsey. The tour will launch in Providence, RI October 30-November 6, 2016, and will play multi-week and single week engagements throughout the 2016-17 touring season and beyond. Please find complete schedule at www.thekinganditour.com. (more...)

BWW TV: A Miracle Did Happen- Go Inside the Curtain Call for THE LAST FIVE YEARS!BWW TV: A Miracle Did Happen- Go Inside the Curtain Call for THE LAST FIVE YEARS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Sep 13, 2016

Last night, Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple) and Tony Award nomineeJoshua Henry (Shuffle Along, Violet) just starred in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. (more...)

Photo Flash: Jamey Hood and Denis Lambert in B-Side Productions' THE WILD PARTYPhoto Flash: Jamey Hood and Denis Lambert in B-Side Productions' THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

B-Side Productions limited run of THE WILD PARTY, Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's 2000 Broadway musical, has been enjoying packed houses at the TBG Theatre, 312 West 36th Street in New York, since opening on September 6th. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal VideoSTAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Andre De Shields Celebrates Opening of B-Side Productions' THE WILD PARTYPhoto Flash: Andre De Shields Celebrates Opening of B-Side Productions' THE WILD PARTY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Last night, Broadway legend Andre De Shields celebrated the opening night of B-Side Productions' The Wild Party, Michael John LaChiusa and George C. Wolfe's 2000 Broadway musical, helmed by Associate Artistic Director Billy Bustamante, featuring music direction by Addison Frei, at the TBG Theatre in New York. Jasper Grant is Artistic Director of B-Side Productions. Broadwayworld takes you inside the opening night party. (more...)

Westfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS MovieWestfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS Movie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Westfield Corporation announced today that Broadway, film, and television producer Scott Sanders, who recently received the Tony Award for his Best Musical Revival of The Color Purple, has been appointed as Westfield's first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. His company, Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, will be wholly acquired by Westfield. (more...)

Cast Announced for Pulse Theatre Company's Production of THE COLORED MUSEUMCast Announced for Pulse Theatre Company's Production of THE COLORED MUSEUM
by BWW News Desk - Aug 29, 2016

Pulse Theatre Company is proud to announce the cast of its production of The Colored Museum by George C. Wolfe, September 23- October 23, 2016 at eta Creative Arts Foundation. (more...)

BWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky AffairBWW Review: Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM is a Stylish and Swanky Affair
by Benjamin Tomchik - Aug 12, 2016

Signature Theatre's Jelly's Last Jam is a stylish and swanky affair that radiates with soulful energy. (more...)

Leslie Uggams, Courtney B. Vance Join Renee Elise Goldsberry-Led Telepic for HBOLeslie Uggams, Courtney B. Vance Join Renee Elise Goldsberry-Led Telepic for HBO
by TV News Desk - Aug 12, 2016

Courtney B. Vance and Leslie Uggams are the latest stars to join the cast of HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS. (more...)

Cynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARSCynthia Erivo and Joshua Henry to Star in Benefit Performance of THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

 It was announced today Tony Award-Winner Cynthia Erivo and Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry will star in a special one-night-only benefit concert version of Jason Robert Brown's seminal musical, The Last Five Years, with the composer himself leading the orchestra. Produced by SubCulture and Jason Robert Brown, the evening will take place at Town Hall (123 West 43rd St), and 100% of the proceeds will benefit The Brady Center, the national organization determined to create a safer America by cutting gun deaths in half by 2025. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Mark G Meadows, Cleavant Derricks and More in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Mark G Meadows, Cleavant Derricks and More in JELLY'S LAST JAM at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Signature Theatre's JELLY'S LAST JAM, directed by Signature Associate Artistic Director Matthew Gardiner (Signature's La Cage Aux Folles, West Side Story) and choreographed by Jared Grimes (Broadway's After Midnight), runs now through September 11 in Signature Theatre's intimate MAX Theatre. The musical about famed and notorious jazz entertainer Jelly Roll Morton by George C. Wolfe, Susan Birkenhead, and Luther Henderson features the music of Jelly Roll Morton. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

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