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Disney's ALADDIN Now Booking in the West End Into 2017!Disney's ALADDIN Now Booking in the West End Into 2017!
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

With 315 hours of rehearsals now complete; 68 tonnes of scenery hung at the Prince Edward Theatre; and 337 custom-designed, hand-made costumes created from over 1,225 varieties of fabric, adorned with millions of Swarovski crystals, Disney's new musical Aladdin will begin previews in the West End tonight. (more...)

5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results. (more...)

Breaking News: TUCK EVERLASTING to Close This WeekendBreaking News: TUCK EVERLASTING to Close This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING will play its final performance on Sunday, May 29, 2016 at 7:30pm after playing 28 previews and 39 regular performances at Broadway's Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th St.). TUCK EVERLASTING began previews March 31 and officially opened on April 26, 2016. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards, Honoring Michael Yeargan, Susan Tsu & MorePhoto Flash: Inside the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards, Honoring Michael Yeargan, Susan Tsu & More
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU were among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). Go inside the event below! (more...)

Off-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to CompanyOff-Broadway's TRIP OF LOVE Welcomes New Cast Members to Company
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, proudly welcomes Bahiyah Hibah to the company.  Starting May 24, Hibah assumes the role of 'Jennifer.' Hibah's Broadway credits include The Color Purple, The Little Mermaid, Rock of Ages, Memphis, Pal Joey, Evita, Chicago (Velma), After Midnight, and On The Twentieth Century. (more...)

Have You Voted Yet for the BroadwayWorld Awards? Just 11 Days Left to Help Your Favorites Win!Have You Voted Yet for the BroadwayWorld Awards? Just 11 Days Left to Help Your Favorites Win!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards. That means there are just 11 days to go! (more...)

FIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff HonoreesFIDDLER and KING AND I Designer Michael Yeargan Among 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Honorees
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2016

Legendary scenic and costume designer, MICHAEL YEARGAN (currently represented on Broadway with Fiddler on the Roof and The King and I), and costume designer SUSAN TSU are among the 2016 TDF/Irene Sharaff Awards recipients. The awards will be presented at a ceremony on Friday, May 20, at 6:30pm, at the Edison Ballroom (240 West 47th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for ALADDIN at Prince Edward TheatrePhoto Flash: In Rehearsal for ALADDIN at Prince Edward Theatre
by Marianka Swain - May 18, 2016

Ahead of its West End premiere at the Prince Edward Theatre, rehearsal images for ALADDIN have been released today. The new Disney musical previews from May 27, opening on June 15, and is booking till October 1. Dean John-Wilson stars as Aladdin, alongside Jade Ewen as Jasmine, Broadway cast member Trevor Dion Nicholas as Genie, Don Gallagher as Jafar, Peter Howe as Iago, Irvine Iqbal as the Sultan, Nathan Amzi as Babkak, Stephen Rahman-Hughes as Kassim and Rachid Sabitri as Omar. (more...)

ALLEGIANCE, SPRING AWAKENING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Rise in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 16 Days to Vote!ALLEGIANCE, SPRING AWAKENING, DEAR EVAN HANSEN & More Rise in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 16 Days to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 16 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

Reality Singing Stars to Alternate with Amber Riley in West End's DREAMGIRLSReality Singing Stars to Alternate with Amber Riley in West End's DREAMGIRLS
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

GLEE's Amber Riley has quite the backup power for her nights off in DREAMGIRLS the West End. THE VOICE UK contestant Ruth Brown and THE X FACTOR's Karen Mav will alternate in the role of 'Effie' on Wednesdays in London, according to the Daily Mail. (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger to Host 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALETUCK EVERLASTING's Andrew Keenan-Bolger to Host 2016 BROADWAY JUNIOR STUDENT FINALE
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Broadway's Tuck Everlasting just announced that Andrew Keenan-Bolger, who currently stars as 'Jesse Tuck' in the new musical, will host The Shubert Foundation and Music Theatre International's 11th Annual Broadway Junior Student Finale, which will take place at the Imperial Theatre (249 W. 45th St.) on Tuesday, May 17, 2016 at 10:30 AM. (more...)

HAMILTON Takes the Lead in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 20 Days Left to Vote!HAMILTON Takes the Lead in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 20 Days Left to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 20 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

HAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design AwardsHAMILTON, THE INVISIBLE HAND Artists Top 2015 Henry Hewes Design Awards
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

BroadwayWorld is happy to report that four theater artists will be honored by the Henry Hewes Design Awards Committee during the presentation of its 2015 Awards in a luncheon ceremony, set for the coming fall. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Adds One Final Performance at Royal Alexandra TheatreKINKY BOOTS Adds One Final Performance at Royal Alexandra Theatre
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Although the Royal Alexandra Theatre will close for six months for a major renovation as soon as the show closes, the producers of KINKY BOOTS have managed to squeeze in one more final performance of the immensely popular musical.  The extra show, added to keep up with demand, will be performed on Sunday, May 15 at 7PM.  (more...)

2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2016

Below, check out how each show fared individually in BWW's list of nominations by show. (more...)

BWW Review: Feel-Good KINKY BOOTS at The 5th Avenue Theatre is Fun-Filled and FabulousBWW Review: Feel-Good KINKY BOOTS at The 5th Avenue Theatre is Fun-Filled and Fabulous
by Amelia Reynolds - May 2, 2016

Picture it: New York City; the year, 2002. A wide-eyed, Broadway first timer awaiting her first celebrity signature after a production of 'Hairspray' felt a deep connection with the raspy-voiced actor when he looked me dead in the eye and apologized for his dry sharpie. With one 'Darling, I'm so sorry,' I felt connected to something that felt so distant to me before. I was probably the only 10-year-old at my elementary school who was a Harvey Fierstein fan (specifically for 'Mrs. Doubtfire' and 'La Cage aux Folle'). Little did I know that at that exact moment, my love for Broadway would be inextricably linked to my love for drag, so a drag production based on a book written by Harvey Fierstein should be a no-brainer. Throw in a score written by Cindy Lauper and you have a show that had far to fall for me if done incorrectly. Thankfully, 'Kinky Boots' at The 5th Avenue Theatre was as fabulous as I hoped it would be. (more...)

Broadway By Design: Walt Spangler & Gregg Barnes Bring TUCK EVERLASTING from Page to StageBroadway By Design: Walt Spangler & Gregg Barnes Bring TUCK EVERLASTING from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 30, 2016

In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Es Devlin and Katrina Lindsay, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's enchanting new musical, TUCK EVERLASTING. (more...)

BWW Review: TUCK EVERLASTING, A Hearty And Magical CharmerBWW Review: TUCK EVERLASTING, A Hearty And Magical Charmer
by Michael Dale - Apr 27, 2016

The new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's novel is full of poignancy and good humor, very suitable for families. (more...)

TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Album Will Arrive on June 10!TUCK EVERLASTING Cast Album Will Arrive on June 10!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

TUCK EVERLASTING, the new musical based on Natalie Babbitt's beloved best-selling novel of the same name, will record a cast album to be released by DMI Soundtracks and distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation.TUCK EVERLASTING's cast album will be produced by Frank Filipetti, Chris Miller, and Sean Patrick Flahaven, and will be recorded and mixed by Frank Filipetti. The album will be released digitally on Friday, June 10, 2016 and in stores wherever CDs are sold on Friday, July 1, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: Pantages Theatre Welcomes Triumphant Return of KINKY BOOTS Tour to HollywoodBWW Review: Pantages Theatre Welcomes Triumphant Return of KINKY BOOTS Tour to Hollywood
by Michael L. Quintos - Apr 20, 2016

If it was possible to like... or rather, LOOOVE... the Broadway musical KINKY BOOTS even more so than one already does, the lovable, fresh-faced cast of the musical's current first national tour is certainly making a really good case for it. An all-around spectacular stage show in every sense of the word, the 2013 six-time Tony Award-winning Best Musical's current North American traveling company---now back in Los Angeles for an all-too brief two-week run at the Pantages Theatre in Hollywood through April 24---very much lives up to its rousing, crowd-pleasing reputation thrice over. Still haven't seen this incredibly entertaining, surprisingly heartwarming show on tour yet? What are you waiting for? (more...)

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