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by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards ceremony yesterday due to Houston's emergency level of flooding. However, the winners of the Tommy Tune Awards, along with scholarship recipients, were announced on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page at 8 p.m. yesterday evening by MC Sarah Pepper of Hot 95.7. (more...)

TUTS Announces 2016 Tommy Tune Award Winners After Flooded-Out CeremonyTUTS Announces 2016 Tommy Tune Award Winners After Flooded-Out Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) announced the cancellation of the 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards ceremony yesterday due to Houston's emergency level of flooding. However, the winners of the Tommy Tune Awards, along with scholarship recipients, were announced on the Tommy Tune Awards Facebook page at 8 p.m. yesterday evening by MC Sarah Pepper of Hot 95.7. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!SHE LOVES ME, HAMILTON, THE CRUCIBLE & More Earn 2016 Drama League Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

The 2016 Drama League Award Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award were just announced this morning at Sardi's, by Aladdin stars Adam Jacobs, Courtney Reed and James Monroe Iglehart. Check out the full list of nominees below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Make D.C. Premiere at Kennedy Center This SummerKINKY BOOTS to Make D.C. Premiere at Kennedy Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

The Kennedy Center presents 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). The production makes its Washington, D.C. premiere at the Kennedy Center for four weeks from June 14 through July 10, 2016, in the Kennedy Center Opera House. (more...)

Cast Announced for TUTS Underground's HEATHERSCast Announced for TUTS Underground's HEATHERS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the cast of the Heathers: The Musical, which makes its Houston debut on April 28, 2016. Based on the 1989 cult classic film, this musical is a dark, delicious story of the most powerful and ruthless clique at Westerberg High - Heather, Heather and Heather. Veronica Sawyer, the only non-Heather of the clique, rejects their ruthless regime when she falls for bad boy J.D. who wants to see all the Heathers six feet under. (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' TreatAN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' Treat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Tony Award-winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its first year on Broadway tonight, Tuesday, April 12. Since it opened on April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has played 416 regular performances and 29 previews and has been seen by over 650,000 people. Following the performance on April 12, the cast will be treated to a special anniversary cake provided by Carlo's Bakery. (more...)

West End's KINKY BOOTS Extends Booking Into 2017West End's KINKY BOOTS Extends Booking Into 2017
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

Kinky Boots, the huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 14 January. Since winning the 2016 Olivier Award for Best New Musical, Kinky Boots is now the winner of every major Best Musical award. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 11 April 2016. (more...)

Cast Announced for KINKY BOOTS Engagement at 5th Avenue TheatreCast Announced for KINKY BOOTS Engagement at 5th Avenue Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

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), is back by popular demand! (more...)

Theatre Under The Stars' OLIVER! Teams with Houston Food Bank to Fight HungerTheatre Under The Stars' OLIVER! Teams with Houston Food Bank to Fight Hunger
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Looking for a fun evening of singing and dancing while giving back to the Houston community? Come see OLIVER! presented by Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) April 5-17 at the Hobby Center and help fight hunger in Houston. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Marcus Center on Sale FridayTickets to KINKY BOOTS at Marcus Center on Sale Friday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony® Award-winnerHarvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Marcus Center on May 31-June 5 as part of the Associated Bank Broadway at the Marcus Center series. Tickets go on sale on Friday, April 8 at 12:00 pm at the Marcus Center Box Office and can be purchased in person at 929 North Water Street, Downtown Milwaukee, by phone at 414-273-7206 or online at MarcusCenter.org or Ticketmaster.com. Group 10 or more should call Group Sales at 414-273-7121 x210 or x213. (more...)

BC/EFA Doubles Down on BROADWAY BETS; Second Annual Poker Tournament to be Held in MayBC/EFA Doubles Down on BROADWAY BETS; Second Annual Poker Tournament to be Held in May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2016

Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS is doubling down on Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament, which will return for its second edition on Monday, May 16, 2016. The spirited annual event will welcome celebrities, industry insiders and poker-faced theatre fans to Sardi's Restaurant (234 West 44th Street), New York City's iconic theatre district restaurant. (more...)

TUTS Announces Nominees for 14th Annual Tommy Tune Awards, 4/19TUTS Announces Nominees for 14th Annual Tommy Tune Awards, 4/19
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is excited to announce the nominations and presenters for TUTS' 14th annual Tommy Tune Awards, which will be held on April 19 at 7:30 p.m. at The Hobby Center for the Performing Arts. The Tommy Tune Awards recognize and reward excellence in the production of musical theatre by high school students and their teachers. Co-hosts for this year's awards ceremony include Sarah Pepper and Jim Bernhard. Pepper is a host on Hot 95.7. Bernhard has written several original productions that have debuted at TUTS and authored the organization's theatrical history book, "Stars In Your Eyes". (more...)

THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical Begins Tonight at TUTSTHE SWEET POTATO QUEENS Musical Begins Tonight at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

TUTS Underground presents the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning tonight, March 17, in Houston. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Returns to 5th Avenue Theatre This SpringKINKY BOOTS National Tour Returns to 5th Avenue Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 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), returns to The 5th Avenue Theater for two weeks only! (more...)

Susan Koozin, Kathryn Porterfield and More to Lead THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS; Cast Announced!Susan Koozin, Kathryn Porterfield and More to Lead THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS at TUTS; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

TUTS Underground just announced the full cast for the world premiere of THE SWEET POTATO QUEENS, beginning next month in Houston. (more...)

Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner to Lead MARY POPPINS at TUTS; Cast Set!Christina DeCicco & Danny Gardner to Lead MARY POPPINS at TUTS; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to introduce the star-studded cast of Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS)' production of Disney and Cameron Mackintosh's MARY POPPINS. EVITA's Christina DeCicco and DAMES AT SEA's Danny Gardner headline the company in the title role and as 'Bert', respectively. (more...)

THE COLOR PURPLE Revival Cast Album Hits the Shelves TodayTHE COLOR PURPLE Revival Cast Album Hits the Shelves Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

THE COLOR PURPLE recorded its official Broadway cast album in December, and it is available online and in stores today, February 19, released by Broadway Records. The album is produced by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti.  (more...)

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...)

West End's KINKY BOOTS Now Booking Through SeptemberWest End's KINKY BOOTS Now Booking Through September
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 24 September 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 1 February 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Performing In Front of Oprah WinfreyVIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Danielle Brooks Talks Performing In Front of Oprah Winfrey
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Danielle Brooks (ORANGE IS THE NEW BLACK) stopped by last night's THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT to talk about performing in the hit Broadway show THE COLOR PURPLE in front of Oprah Winfrey (more...)

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