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BWW REVIEW: Opposites Attract And Figure Out The Rest Later in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GODBWW REVIEW: Opposites Attract And Figure Out The Rest Later in CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD
by Justin J. Sacramone - Jul 3, 2017

Mark Medoff's Tony-winning play CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD centers around a state school for the deaf in the 1970's and follows several interwoven faculty/student storylines. While the excitement builds once we learn where Medoff has placed his characters at the top, it's a quick deflation to see he's decided not to dive deeper into any of the interesting dynamics. Instead, his play is more about a relationship with poor communication skills than a focus on the deaf community's struggle to assimilate into the hearing community. (more...)

17th Annual Helpmann Awards Nominations Announced17th Annual Helpmann Awards Nominations Announced
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

The Helpmann Awards are the premier celebration of Australia's vibrant live performance industry and recognise distinguished achievement and excellence in Australia's live performance sectors including musical theatre, contemporary music, comedy, opera, classical music, theatre, ballet, dance and physical theatre, presentation for children, regional touring and cabaret. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark SendroffExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks with Entertainment Lawyer Mark Sendroff
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 18, 2017

Order in the court because entertainment lawyer to the stars, Mark Sendroff, swings by the studios to discuss his life, career, and what he has learned from his legendary client list with Rob and Kevin. You'll hear no objection from us as Mark discusses his profession and what he loves most about his job. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WESTExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses WOOP WOOP and THE MADWOMAN OF CENTRAL PARK WEST
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 14, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob goes to Central Park West and Kevin goes to WOOP WOOP. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken BillingtonExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-winning Lighting Designer, Ken Billington
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 11, 2017

Curtain up! Light the lights....literally, because this week's guest is Tony Award winning lighting designer Ken Billington, Ken swings by Shetler Studios to discuss his over one hundred Broadway credits including SWEENEY TODD, CHICAGO, and ON THE 20TH CENTURY. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Forgotten (and Potential) Tony Categories with Bryan HobgoodExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Forgotten (and Potential) Tony Categories with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 7, 2017

This week Rob, Kevin, and Tony Award historian Bryan Hobgood discuss categories that used to be part of the Tony Awards ceremony but have since been removed....plus, categories that we want to see added for future shows! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Tony Nominated Musicals with Bryan HobgoodExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Tony Nominated Musicals with Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - Jun 5, 2017

5,6,7,8.....TONY! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's musical works. From COME FROM AWAY to GROUNDHOG'S DAY. HELLO, DOLLY to SUNSET BOULEVARD. Josh Groban to Ben Platt, and everything in between that sings, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses the Tony Snubs with Theatre Historian Bryan HobgoodExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses the Tony Snubs with Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood
by Behind the Curtain - May 31, 2017

In 1996, when Julie Andrews was the only artist involved with VICTOR/VICTORIA to receive a Tony nomination, she withdrew her name from the ballot. In a statement, she said, 'I have searched my conscience and my heart and find that I cannot accept this nomination, and prefer instead to stand with the egregiously overlooked --' (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood to Discuss this Season's PlaysExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Welcomes Theatre Historian Bryan Hobgood to Discuss this Season's Plays
by Behind the Curtain - May 30, 2017

Tony! Tony! Tony! Rob and Kevin welcome back Tony Awards historian Bryan Hobgood to discuss the 2016-2017 Tony Award Nominations! This week's episode focuses on this season's dramatic works. From OSLO to INDECENT, THE LITTLE FOXES to SIX DEGREES OF SEPARATION, Kevin Kline to Laurie Metcalf, and everything in between, is discussed, dissected, and dismantled. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Brendon Urie Takes Center Stage as KINKY BOOTS' Next Charlie Price!Photo Coverage: Brendon Urie Takes Center Stage as KINKY BOOTS' Next Charlie Price!
by Walter McBride - May 25, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017.  (more...)

BWW TV: Brendon Urie Is Getting Ready to Strut to Broadway- Watch Him Sing from KINKY BOOTS!BWW TV: Brendon Urie Is Getting Ready to Strut to Broadway- Watch Him Sing from KINKY BOOTS!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 25, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017.  (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie RozelleExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates its Favorite Thing, Robbie Rozelle
by Behind the Curtain - May 24, 2017

This Week: One of Rob and Kevin's favorite people, Robbie Rozelle, swings by to discuss his illustrious career as a graphic designer for cast recordings AND to talk about his upcoming show at Feinstein's/54 Below, Songs From Inside My Locker, which is June 9th, 2017 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal LuftigExclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Talks Millie, Elle, and Lola with Tony-Winning Producer Hal Luftig
by Behind the Curtain - May 22, 2017

Everything today is thoroughly Hal....Luftig, that is! Four time Tony Award winning producer Hal Luftig swings by Shetler Studios to look back on his career of hits including THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE, LEGALLY BLONDE, and KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

VIDEO: Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie Poses for His KINKY BOOTS DebutVIDEO: Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie Poses for His KINKY BOOTS Debut
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017. Watch below as he takes you inside the photo shoot for his big debut! (more...)

BWW PREVIEW: 6 Shows Not To Miss This Summer In The BerkshiresBWW PREVIEW: 6 Shows Not To Miss This Summer In The Berkshires
by Justin J Sacramone - May 2, 2017

The bad news first: the 2016/2017 Boston theater season is coming to a close. Now that we got that out of the way let's spin this into a positive because it doesn't mean our theater options suddenly run dry for the next few months! Right now, companies located in a Western Massachusetts region called the Berkshires are preparing to deliver full-length seasons of theater compacted into just a few months. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 4/11/2017 - 4/18/2017Hottest Articles on BWW 4/11/2017 - 4/18/2017
by - Apr 18, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/11/2017 - 4/18/2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie Is Counting Down to KINKY BOOTS DebutVIDEO: Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie Is Counting Down to KINKY BOOTS Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this week, Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 13th, 2017 - OSLO Opens on Broadway and More!BWW Morning Brief April 13th, 2017 - OSLO Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 13, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Lincoln Center Theater's OSLO opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 12th, 2017 - REBEL IN THE SOUL, Julianne Moore at CHURCH & STATE and MoreBWW Morning Brief April 12th, 2017 - REBEL IN THE SOUL, Julianne Moore at CHURCH & STATE and More
by Jessica Khan - Apr 12, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Larry Kirwan's REBEL IN THE SOUL starts tonight at Irish Rep, and writers of color take the stage in MTF's LIFT EVERY VOICE AND SING this evening! (more...)

Video: See Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie's Broadway Chops Before His KINKY BOOTS DebutVideo: See Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie's Broadway Chops Before His KINKY BOOTS Debut
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017. (more...)

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