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BANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week ShowBANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The producers of Bandstand have launched 'Band Together-The Broadway Veteran Project,' a sponsorship program allowing United States military veterans access to sponsored tickets to the brand new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!Ben Platt, DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO & More Win at the Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

This afternoon, Broadway's brightest gathered at the Marriott Marquis Times Square to celebrate this years Drama League Awards nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

Broadway Bets Raises Record-Breaking $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDSBroadway Bets Raises Record-Breaking $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2017

Exhilarating fun and incredible fundraising were in the cards as Broadway fans, stars and behind-the-scenes players raised a spectacular $286,900 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS on Monday, May 15, 2017, at the third annual edition of Broadway Bets, Broadway's official poker tournament. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch National Tour from Denver Next Fall!DEAR EVAN HANSEN Will Launch National Tour from Denver Next Fall!
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Denver Center for the Performing Arts and producer Stacey Mindich just announced that the national tour of DEAR EVAN HANSEN will launch in Denver in October of 2018, kicking off the 2018/19 DCPA Broadway season.  Nominated for nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN with a book by Tony® nominee Steven Levenson, score by Academy Award winners and Tony® nominees Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and directed by four-time Tony® nominee Michael Greif, will play The Buell Theatre.  Information regarding on-sale dates and tickets will be announced at a later time. To sign up to receive alerts go to Denvercenter.org  or visit DearEvanHansen.com. (more...)

VIDEO: See Patti LuPone Sing 'Back on Top' in the Recording Studio; WAR PAINT Cast Album Out This Month!VIDEO: See Patti LuPone Sing 'Back on Top' in the Recording Studio; WAR PAINT Cast Album Out This Month!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical War Paint - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. Watch a teaser for the album's single 'Back on Top' below, and for more information on the album, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/war-paint! (more...)

Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!Breaking: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GREAT COMET & More Earn Drama League Awards Nominations; Check Out the Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

The Drama League has announced the 2017 Drama League Awards Nominees for Outstanding Play, Outstanding Revival of a Play, Outstanding Musical, Outstanding Revival of a Musical, and the much-coveted Distinguished Performance Award. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTSPanic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 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...)

Kravis Center to Present 2013 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTSKravis Center to Present 2013 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

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), opens at the Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on April 18 - 23. (more...)

WAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This SpringWAR PAINT, Starring Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone, Headed to the Recording Studio This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Ghostlight Records has announced plans to record the original cast album of the new musical, War Paint, starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole. (more...)

CTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award CeremonyCTI Sets New Date for Snowed-Out 2017 Robert Whitehead Award Ceremony
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Tony Award-winning Broadway producer Mike Isaacson will be presented The Commercial Theater Institute's Robert Whitehead Award for 'outstanding achievement in commercial theatre producing' at a reception at Sardi's on Wednesday, May 10, 2017. It was initially scheduled for March 14th but was rescheduled due to snowstorm Stella. (more...)

Broadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next WeekBroadway's WAR PAINT Launching Digital Lottery Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The new Broadway musical War Paint, which is currently in previews, will add a digital lottery beginning Tuesday, March 28. (more...)

HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET & More Will Arrive in Des Moines in 2018HAMILTON, ON YOUR FEET & More Will Arrive in Des Moines in 2018
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Today, Des Moines Performing Arts, Central Iowa's leading not-for-profit performing arts organization, unveils its highly anticipated 2017-2018 Season.  This announcement includes dates for Des Moines' premiere engagement of HAMILTON, which will take the Des Moines Civic Center stage during Independence Day 2018.  Adding to the excitement, DMPA announces that the traditional five-show Willis Broadway Series Season Ticket package will increase by one additional show.  (more...)

2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony Postponed Due to Weather
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2017

The 2017 Robert Whitehead Awards Ceremony originally scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, has been postponed due to inclement weather. A new date and time will be announced shortly. (more...)

New Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush PolicyNew Broadway Musical WAR PAINT Announces General Rush Policy
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2017

The new Broadway musical WAR PAINT, which begins previews next Tuesday, March 7, has announced its rush ticket policy. (more...)

Timothy Ware to Star as Lola in KINKY BOOTS National TourTimothy Ware to Star as Lola in KINKY BOOTS National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2017

The Kinky Boots national tour welcomes Broadway alum Timothy Ware to the road as he takes over the iconic role of Lola. No stranger to Lola's famous thigh-high red boots, Ware was the Lola Standby on Broadway where he performed the role 186 times. He's previously been seen across the country in the national tours of Mamma Mia! and Jesus Christ Superstar. Ware joins the tour cast in Spokane, WA, on Tuesday February 28, 2017. (more...)

Tour Star J. Harrison Ghee to Reprise Role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on BroadwayTour Star J. Harrison Ghee to Reprise Role as 'Lola' in KINKY BOOTS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that J. Harrison Ghee, currently earning rave reviews across the country as Lola in the National Tour of Kinky Boots, will strut onto Broadway this Spring, joining the Broadway production beginning March 6, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brand New Photos Released from the National Tour of KINKY BOOTSPhoto Flash: Brand New Photos Released from the National Tour of KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

Kinky Boots is 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). Check out brand new photos of the tour below! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS to Bring High-Heeled Entertainment to Hamburg This WinterKINKY BOOTS to Bring High-Heeled Entertainment to Hamburg This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots, the Tony and Grammy Award-winning hit musical, will receive a German production this December at The Stage Operettenhaus in Hamburg, produced by Stage Entertainment. (more...)

Broadway Sacramento Presents KINKY BOOTS at the Community Center TheaterBroadway Sacramento Presents KINKY BOOTS at the Community Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

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), opens at the Community Center Theater on Jan. 31 and runs through Feb. 5. (more...)

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