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BWW Interview: One Fine Year- Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Reflects on Time in BEAUTIFUL, Working on WAITRESS & More!BWW Interview: One Fine Year- Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Reflects on Time in BEAUTIFUL, Working on WAITRESS & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 19, 2015

The cast of the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful just celebrated the show's one year anniversary. Since opening on Broadway on January 12, 2014, Beautiful has broken all box office records at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it recently became the highest grossing production in the theatre's history. Leading the company is Tony winner Jessie Mueller, who has been with the show all along the way. Mueller just chatted with BroadwayWorld about her year as Carole King, working with Sara Bareiless on her new WAITRESS musical, performing at the Kennedy Center Honors, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Jessie Mueller Talks Grammy Nom, WAITRESS & Recording Her Own Solo AlbumJessie Mueller Talks Grammy Nom, WAITRESS & Recording Her Own Solo Album
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

In an all-new interview in today's Hollywood Reporter, Jessie Mueller, the star of Broadway's BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING STORY, speaks about being a part of the show's original cast recording (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at WEST SIDE STORY at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production is currently in previews and opens January 22, running through March 22. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below! (more...)

First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28First Folio Theatre to Present LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, Beginning 1/28
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

First Folio Theatre (Mayslake Peabody Estate, 31st St. & Rt. 83) will present Neil Simon's witty modern classic LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR, previewing January 28, opening Saturday, January 31 at 8 p.m. and running through March 1, 2015. The production stars First Folio Artistic Associate Rene Ruelas (Rough Crossing, The Rainmaker, Hamlet, A Midsummer Night's Dream, and Design for Living at First Folio Theatre) as "Max Prince," First Folio Artistic Associate Kevin McKillip (Jeeves Takes A Bow, The Merchant of Venice, The Turn of the Screw and Unnecessary Farce at First Folio Theatre, Making God Laugh at Theatre at the Center) as "Ira," Callie Johnson (National Tour of Evil Dead The Musical and Next to Normal at Drury Lane Theatre) as "Helen," First Folio Artistic Associate Hayley L. Rice (The Rainmaker, The Merchant of Venice, Blithe Spirit, The Castle of Otranto at First Folio Theatre) as "Carol," and First Folio Artistic Associate Joe Foust (The Merry Wives of Windsor, Unnecessary Farce and the Woman in Black at First Folio Theatre, A Christmas Carol and Measure for Measure at Goodman Theatre) as "Val." LAUGHTER ON THE 23rd FLOOR is directed by Jeff Award nominee and First Folio Theatre Co-Founder, Alison C. Vesely (First Folio's A Moon for the Misbegotten). The production is dedicated to the memory of Molly Glynn. (more...)

Photo Flash: Horton Foote's Daughter Hallie Foote Visits Raven TheatrePhoto Flash: Horton Foote's Daughter Hallie Foote Visits Raven Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Hallie Foote, actress and daughter of the late playwright Horton Foote, visited the Raven Theatre on Tuesday, January 13 to observe a rehearsal of Horton Foote's Dividing the Estate and again on the 14th for a public interview to discuss her father's work. The January 14th interview was conducted by Goodman Theatre Resident Artistic Associate Henry Wishcamper. Scroll down for photos from Foote's visit! (more...)

Nathan Lane Will Receive O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo AwardNathan Lane Will Receive O'Neill Theatre Center's Monte Cristo Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

The Eugene O'Neill Theatre Center has just announced that stage and screen star Nathan Lane will be the next recipient of the Monte Cristo Award. Lane will receive the honor on Monday, April 13 (6:30PM) at the Edison Ballroom. (more...)

Christina Nieves & Jim DeSelm Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning TonightChristina Nieves & Jim DeSelm Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production previews tonight, January 15, opens January 22 and runs through March 22. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for January 14th, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 14, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. The BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was great! Now onward to '50 Shades,' 'Mr. Burns' and 'Book Of Merman,' plus two from Christopher Pazdernik,' 'Ordinary Days,' 'First Wives Club,' tributes to John Hughes and Stephen Sondheim and a showtune film cameo! (more...)

Cold Basement Dramatics Sets HEAT WAVE Cast, Beginning Next Month as Part of Steppenwolf's Garage Rep 2015Cold Basement Dramatics Sets HEAT WAVE Cast, Beginning Next Month as Part of Steppenwolf's Garage Rep 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2015

Cold Basement Dramatics announces the cast and creative team for its upcoming production of Heat Wave, part of Garage Rep 2015 at the Steppenwolf Garage. Written by Steven Simoncic and directed by Rinska Carrasco-Prestinary, the production will run February 20 - April 25, 2015 and marks the 20th anniversary of the Chicago heat wave of 1995. (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opens This WeekWalnut Street Theatre's A LIFE IN THE THEATRE Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

Walnut Street Theatre's Independence Studio on 3 continues its season with David Mamet's comedy A Life in the Theatre. Philadelphia audiences will be the first to see this production before it becomes the fifth national tour of a Walnut Street Theatre production. A Life in the Theatre begins in Philadelphia with previews on January 13th, opens January 15th and runs through February 1st in the intimate Independence Studio on 3. (more...)

Cal State L.A. & Deaf West Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO, 2/14-3/8Cal State L.A. & Deaf West Theatre to Present AMERICAN BUFFALO, 2/14-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Offering a fresh look at the groundbreaking play that established David Mamet as a seismic force in theater, the Department of Music, Theatre and Dance at California State University, Los Angeles joins forces with multiple award-winning Deaf West Theatre to present American Buffalo. Professor of Theater and longtime Deaf West collaborator Stephen Rothman directs Deaf West regulars Troy Kotsur (Spring Awakening, Cyrano) and Paul Raci (Cyrano, What Are You...Deaf?) along with Cal State L.A. MFA candidate Matthew Ryan Pest for a Feb. 14 opening at the 250-seat State Playhouse on the university campus (just east of downtown). (more...)

Gulfshore Playhouse to Open Spring 2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEGulfshore Playhouse to Open Spring 2015 Season with VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

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Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins 1/15Court Theatre's WAITING FOR GODOT, Directed by Ron OJ Parson, Begins 1/15
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett, directed by Resident Artist Ron OJ Parson. Waiting for Godot will run January 15 - February 15, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. Press Opening is Saturday, January 24, 2015 at 8:00PM. (more...)

2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced: RAGTIME, AVENUE Q and ALL OUR TRAGIC Win Locally; MOTOWN, AMAZING GRACE Tours Honored2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Award Winners Announced: RAGTIME, AVENUE Q and ALL OUR TRAGIC Win Locally; MOTOWN, AMAZING GRACE Tours Honored
by Paul W. Thompson - Jan 8, 2015

On the coldest night of the year, spirits were high at The Call Bar in the Andersonville neighborhood, as the 2014 BroadwayWorld Chicago Awards Celebration was held on Wednesday, January 7, 2015. Hosted by BroadwayWorld Chicago Regional Editor Paul W. Thompson and The Call's hostess, Ashley Morgan, the Celebration lasted from 8:00 pm to the stroke of midnight, as the winners in 36 categories were revealed. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

Telly Leung Joins Cast of Manhattan Theatre Club's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS; Rehearsals Begin TodayTelly Leung Joins Cast of Manhattan Theatre Club's THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS; Rehearsals Begin Today
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Rehearsals begin today, January 6, for Manhattan Theatre Club's world premiere of The World of Extreme Happiness, the new play by Frances Ya-Chu Cowhig, directed by Eric Ting. This co-production with Chicago's Goodman Theatre will begin previews Tuesday, February 3, 2015 for a Tuesday, February 24, 2015 opening night at MTC's New York City Center - Stage I (131 West 55th Street). (more...)

Tickets to Chicago Theatre Week Now On SaleTickets to Chicago Theatre Week Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

Due to overwhelming success, Chicago Theatre Week is expanding in 2015. The upcoming celebration of the rich tradition of theatre-going in Chicago is returning for its third year and will take place February 12 - 22, 2015, spanning a week and two full weekends for the first time. More than 100 productions are expected to participate as part of the 2015 lineup. Chicago Theatre Week is presented by the League of Chicago Theatres in partnership with Choose Chicago. (more...)

Broadway's BOOK OF MORMON Welcomes Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John O'Neill TonightBroadway's BOOK OF MORMON Welcomes Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John O'Neill Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

The Tony-winning musical BOOK OF MORMON said farewell to its most recent Elder Price and Elder Cuningham, Ben Platt and Nic Rouleau respectively, on January 4. Broadway favorite Gavin Creel, who has portrayed the role of Kevin Price on both the BOM national tour and in the London production, steps in as the egocentric missionary, beginning tonight, January 6th. Joining him as everyone's favorite sidekick will be Christopher John O'Neill. (more...)

Christina Nieves and Jim DeSelm to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, 1/15-3/22Christina Nieves and Jim DeSelm to Lead Drury Lane Theatre's WEST SIDE STORY, 1/15-3/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane, is kicking off the New Year with WEST SIDE STORY, the revolutionary Tony Award-winning production that forever changed American musical theater. Experience the passion, drama and heart-pounding excitement of WEST SIDE STORY like never before. The production previews January 15, opens January 22 and runs through March 22. (more...)

BOOK OF MORMON Stars Welcome Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John ONeillBOOK OF MORMON Stars Welcome Newest Elders Gavin Creel and Christopher John ONeill
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2015

BOOK OF MORMON's Ben Platt turned to Twitter on Saturday, January 3rd to share a photo of the foursome just before the big transition. (more...)

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