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Original Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTSOriginal Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers†Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig†and David Mirvish announced today that original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker will join the Toronto company as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical†KINKY BOOTS at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Parker, who played 'Lola' on Broadway and on tour, will take over the role in Toronto, beginning March 15, 2016. (more...)

Toronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on BroadwayToronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers†Daryl Roth†and†Hal Luftig†announced today that Alan Mingo Jr. will play 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical†Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), beginning March 29, 2016. Mingo, who comes to Broadway straight from the Toronto production of Kinky Boots, succeeds Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady in the role. Brady, who took over the coveted part of 'Lola' from Tony Award-winner (and original star) Billy Porter in November 2015, plays his final performance on March 27, 2016. (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE to Host 60s-Themed Events Throughout FebruaryTRIP OF LOVE to Host 60s-Themed Events Throughout February
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

TRIP OF LOVE, the new dance musical spectacle celebrating the biggest hits of the '60s, will continue the summer of love, offering a retreat from the cold, snowy weather with Flower Power February. All month long, TRIP OF LOVE and its partners will host 60s themed events, both at Stage 42 (422 West 42nd Street) and throughout the city. (more...)

Broadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel TonightBroadway's SOMETHING ROTTEN! Gets a New Minstrel Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Starting tonight, February 2, Andre Ward (Rock of Ages, Xanadu) will assume the roles of 'Minstrel / Snug' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy SOMETHING ROTTEN! at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Toronto audiences refuse to let KINKY BOOTS end at the Royal Alexandra Theatre.†The show, which had its Canadian debut on†June 16, 2015, was originally booked for a 12-week run. The demand from audiences was so strong, it has already been extended three times. In fact, GASLIGHT, which was supposed to play at the†Royal Alex was moved to a†reconfigured Ed Mirvish Theatre, so that KINKY BOOTS could be extended. (more...)

Photo Flash: TRIP OF LOVE Goes Tie-Dye for 100 Performances CelebrationPhoto Flash: TRIP OF LOVE Goes Tie-Dye for 100 Performances Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

TRIP OF LOVE, the dance musical spectacle celebrating the biggest hits of the '60s, is proud to have celebrated 100 performances this Wednesday, January 13, 2016. Following the matinee performance, the company celebrated the milestone with tie-dye cupcakes to match the show's '60s style. TRIP OF LOVE began performances Saturday, September 26 at Stage 42, formerly The Little Shubert Theater (422 West 42nd St) and officially opened on Sunday, October 18, 2015. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING Ready to Sip from Broadway's Spring; Finds Full Cast!TUCK EVERLASTING Ready to Sip from Broadway's Spring; Finds Full Cast!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed complete casting for Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name. With direction and choreography by Tony Award†winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), TUCK EVERLASTING is set to begin previews on Thursday, March 31, 2016 and officially opens on Tuesday, April 26, 2016 at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street). (more...)

Broadway Veteran David Beach Joins Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN! TonightBroadway Veteran David Beach Joins Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 15, 2016

Something Rotten!†welcomes David Beach (It's Only a Play, Fish in the Dark, Mamma Mia!) as 'Brother Jeremiah' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy beginning tonight, January 15 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

Broadway Veteran David Beach to Join Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN! This WeekBroadway Veteran David Beach to Join Cast of SOMETHING ROTTEN! This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

BroadwayWorld has confirmed that Something Rotten! will welcome David Beach (It's Only a Play, Fish in the Dark, Mamma Mia!) as 'Brother Jeremiah' in the ten-time Tony Award-nominated musical comedy beginning Friday, January 15 at The St. James Theatre. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This FallKINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Back by popular demand, Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony†Award-winner†Harvey Fierstein†(Book) and Grammy†Award-winning rock icon†Cyndi Lauper†(Tony†Award-winner for Best Score for†Kinky Boots), will return to DPAC September 13-18 as part of the Encore Broadway at DPAC series. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at New Cast of KINKY BOOTS Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2016

Just in! †BroadwayWorld brings you brand new photos from the National Tour of†Kinky Boots! Take a look at the new cast below!†?† (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Winners Announced - TUCK EVERLASTING Wins Best Musical!2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Winners Announced - TUCK EVERLASTING Wins Best Musical!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 6, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Atlanta winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Photo Flash: KINKY BOOTS Tour Celebrates 500th Show on the RoadPhoto Flash: KINKY BOOTS Tour Celebrates 500th Show on the Road
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The KINKY BOOTS†tour just†celebrated its 500th performance on Saturday,†January 2, 2016 in Charlotte NC. Scroll down for photos of the cast with a festive cake to mark the occasion! (more...)

Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE Officially Opens in Chicago Tonight!Broadway-Bound GOTTA DANCE Officially Opens in Chicago Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE officially opens tonight, December 28, and will now play through January 17, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago), before opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards - Last Week to Vote!2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards - Last Week to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 24, 2015

Happy Holidays! It's the last week to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Tony Winner Susan Hilferty Compares Costume Design in Theatre & Circus!BWW TV Exclusive: Tony Winner Susan Hilferty Compares Costume Design in Theatre & Circus!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Dec 23, 2015

Below, watch as Hilferty chats about the differences between designing for the stage and the big top! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Update - Sarah Charles Lewis Winning!2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Update - Sarah Charles Lewis Winning!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 18, 2015

Time is running out to vote for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 18. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31! (more...)

GOTTA DANCE Extends Pre-Broadway Run in ChicagoGOTTA DANCE Extends Pre-Broadway Run in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2015

Producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke have announced that Gotta Dance, the new Broadway-bound musical comedy about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, has extended one week on the heels of its first performance in Chicago on December 13. The pre-Broadway World Premiere of Gotta Dance will now play through January 17, 2016, at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago), before opening on Broadway in the Fall of 2016. (more...)

Pre-Broadway Premiere of GOTTA DANCE Begins Performances in Chicago TodayPre-Broadway Premiere of GOTTA DANCE Begins Performances in Chicago Today
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2015

The pre-Broadway World Premiere of GOTTA DANCE, the new Broadway-bound musical about professional basketball's first ever aged 60-and-older dance team, begins performances today, December 13, 2015 at Broadway In Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe St, Chicago). GOTTA DANCE runs through January 10, 2016. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Update - Riley Smith in Lead!2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Update - Riley Smith in Lead!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 11, 2015

Voting is fully underway for the 2015 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 11. Nominations were reader-submitted and after the nomination period ended, BroadwayWorld's local editors proofed the list for eligibility and errors. Voting runs through December 31. (more...)

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