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Broadway AM Report, 4/20/2016 - Drama League Award Nominees and More!Broadway AM Report, 4/20/2016 - Drama League Award Nominees and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 20, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: The stars of ALADDIN announce the 2016 Drama League nominees this morning, and the company of MCC's 'A FUNNY THING...' meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICALBWW Exclusive: Read the First Chapter of Tony-Winning Producer Jack Viertel's Book THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 19, 2016

In THE SECRET LIFE OF THE AMERICAN MUSICAL, Jack Viertel takes about musicals, puts them back together, sings their praises, marvels at their unflagging inventiveness, and occasionally despairs over their more embarrassing shortcomings. In the process, he invites us to fall in love with the art form all over again by showing us how musicals happen, what makes them work, how they captivate audiences, and how one landmark show leads to the next-by design or by accident, by emulation or by rebellion from OKLAHOMA! to HAMILTON and onward. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Michael R. Jackson About A STRANGE LOOPBWW Exclusive: New Musicals at 54 Series - Jennifer Ashley Tepper Interviews Michael R. Jackson About A STRANGE LOOP
by Jennifer Ashley Tepper - Apr 13, 2016

New Musicals at 54 is a series produced by Feinstein's/ 54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper. Some of the 10 new and diverse musicals by a selection of today's most talented writers have had out-of-town productions, some have had workshops... now's your chance to be first to see them in NYC! Join us at New Musicals at 54 for one-night-only concerts celebrating each new show with songs, behind-the-scenes stories, and all-star casts! (more...)

BWW: Review: Everyman Makes What Can Be Made of Miller's SALESMANBWW: Review: Everyman Makes What Can Be Made of Miller's SALESMAN
by Jack L. B. Gohn - Apr 12, 2016

The unresolvedness of social themes is a feature, not a bug, as far as Miller is concerned. Miller has willed the ambiguities and the gaps in information, and tightly controlled the opportunities for interpretation that might resolve or suggest resolutions to the ambiguities. There is a path to execute, and the Everyman crew execute marvelously, but this is not the same thing as the artistry that directors and actors can ordinarily exert. Most plays give their performers more room to interpret, to breathe. (more...)

Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?Breaking News: Melissa Errico, Claybourne Elder, Sarah Stiles & More to Star in Encores! DO I HEAR A WALTZ?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of Do I Hear a Waltz?, the romantic, rarely-seen 1965 musical that marked the only collaboration of Richard Rodgers and Stephen Sondheim. Do I Hear a Waltz? will star Claybourne Elder, Melissa Errico, Sarah Hunt, Zachary Infante, Cass Morgan, Richard Poe, Michael Rosen, Sarah Stiles, and Richard Troxell. The ensemble includes Kristine Bendul, Paloma Garcia-Lee, Jenny Laroche, Jennifer Locke, Nathan Madden, Skye Mattox, Devin Roberts, Manny Stark, and Alex Wong. (more...)

Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!Breaking News: Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells to Lead FALSETTOS Broadway Revival!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

            Lincoln Center Theater, in association with Jujamcyn Theaters, has announced that Stephanie J. Block, Christian Borle, and Andrew Rannells will head the cast of its new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS.  FALSETTOS  begins previews Thursday, September 29, and opens on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). (more...)

Liz Callaway, Max von Essen, Patti LuPone and More Join WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SCHWARTZ at Symphony SpaceLiz Callaway, Max von Essen, Patti LuPone and More Join WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SCHWARTZ at Symphony Space
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Symphony Space pays exuberant homage to the Great White Way with Project B-way/95, a two-week celebration comprising 14 events, April 7 - 20. A particular highlight is this year's installment of Symphony Space's signature event, WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Saturday, April 16). (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel & More Will Star in Broadway-Bound THE PROM in AtlantaChristopher Sieber, Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel & More Will Star in Broadway-Bound THE PROM in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Alliance Theatre, in association with producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced principal casting today for The Prom, the hilarious new musical that will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in August 2016. (more...)

World Premiere Musicals from Beguelin/Sklar, Sugarland's Kristian Bush & More Set for Alliance Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonWorld Premiere Musicals from Beguelin/Sklar, Sugarland's Kristian Bush & More Set for Alliance Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

Atlanta's nationally acclaimed Alliance Theatre and Jennings Hertz Artistic Director Susan V. Booth have announced the 2016/17 Season for the Alliance Stage, Hertz Stage, Theatre for Youth and Families, and the Kathy and Ken Bernhardt Theatre for the Very Young series. The 48th season includes seven world premieres, five musicals, five productions by Atlanta playwrights, and exceptional productions for youth and families. The 2016/17 season marks the Alliance's last in its current theater space before it undergoes a complete renovation, its first since it was built in 1968. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Stephen Schwartz, Patti LuPone & More Will Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95Kelli O'Hara, Stephen Schwartz, Patti LuPone & More Will Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Symphony Space pays exuberant homage to the Great White Way with Project B-way/95, a two-week celebration comprising 14 events, April 7 - 20. Curated and Produced by Joel Fram andAnnette Jolles, and named for the intersection where Symphony Space stands, Project B-way/95 salutes Broadway with an exciting array of concerts, tributes, film screenings, discussions, workshops, and more. Anchored by three starry concerts in the Sharp Theatre - an evening with the incomparable Patti LuPone (Tuesday, April 19), the cheerfully nepotistic "All in the Family" with Kelli O'Hara (Monday, April 11), and this year's installment of Symphony Space's signature event, Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz (Saturday, April 16) - Project B-way/95 offers something for every lover of American musical theater. Tickets for all events are available at symphonyspace.org. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Kelli O'Hara & More of Broadway's Best to Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95 SeriesPatti LuPone, Kelli O'Hara & More of Broadway's Best to Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95 Series
by BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 2016

Symphony Space pays exuberant homage to the Great White Way with Project B-way/95, a two-week celebration comprising 14 events, April 7 - 20. Curated and Produced by Joel Fram and Annette Jolles, and named for the intersection where Symphony Space stands, Project B-way/95 salutes Broadway with an exciting array of concerts, tributes, film screenings, discussions, workshops, and more. Anchored by three starry concerts in the Sharp Theatre - an evening with the incomparable Patti LuPone (Tuesday, April 19), the cheerfully nepotistic "All in the Family" with Kelli O'Hara (Monday, April 11), and this year's installment of Symphony Space's signature event, Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz (Saturday, April 16) - Project B-way/95 offers something for every lover of American musical theater. Tickets for all events are available at symphonyspace.org. (more...)

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by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Encores! Artistic Director Jack Viertel today announced casting for the Encores! production of 1776, the classic Tony Award-winning musical about how the founding fathers drafted the Declaration of Independence and gave birth to a new nation. 1776 will star Terence Archie, John Behlmann, Larry Bull, Nikki Renee Daniels, Andre De Shields, Macintyre Dixon, Santino Fontana, Alexander Gemignani, John Hickok, John Hillner, John Larroquette, Kevin Ligon, John-Michael Lyles, Laird Mackintosh, Michael McCormick, Michael Medeiros, Christiane Noll, Bryce Pinkham, Wayne Pretlow, Tom Alan Robbins, Robert Sella, Ric Stoneback, Jubilant Sykes, Vishal Vaidya, Nicholas Ward, and Jacob Keith Watson.  (more...)

Broadway Revival of Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Will Bow This Fall; James Lapine on Board to DirectBroadway Revival of Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Will Bow This Fall; James Lapine on Board to Direct
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2016

This fall, Lincoln Center Theater will join forces with Jujamcyn Theaters to bring William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos back to Broadway, it was announced today. Falsettos will begin previews Thursday, September 29 and open on Thursday, October 27 at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Lapine will return to helm the production. (more...)

BULL DURHAM to Slide Home to Broadway?BULL DURHAM to Slide Home to Broadway?
by Tyler Peterson - Feb 16, 2016

The musical adaptation of the hit 1988 baseball film BULL DURHAM is tightening its aim on Broadway. (more...)

Silvestri, Higgins & Cohen's New Musical THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE to Premiere at University of AlabamaSilvestri, Higgins & Cohen's New Musical THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE to Premiere at University of Alabama
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

The University of Alabama Theatre & Dance just announced that -- in association with Tony Award-winning producer Margot Astrachan -- it will present the world premiere of the new Broadway-bound musical THE COUNTESS OF STORYVILLE. (more...)

BWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKYBWW Review: LaChanze Heavenly in Encores!'s Terrific CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Feb 12, 2016

The 1940 musical will most likely never be fully revived, but the Encores! concert mounting features a wonderful cast and sweet Vernon Duke music. (more...)

Choreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKYChoreographer Camille A. Brown On Translating the Body Language of CABIN IN THE SKY
by Michael Dale - Feb 5, 2016

The Encores! production will replicate the style of the era, rather than the style as represented by the white-controlled entertainment of the era. (more...)

Breaking News: Casey Nicholaw Will Helm World Premiere of THE PROM at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre!Breaking News: Casey Nicholaw Will Helm World Premiere of THE PROM at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

THE PROM, a hilarious new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (Tuck Everlasting, Something Rotten!, The Book of Mormon), will have its world premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in August 2016.  (more...)

The Greene Space to Live-Stream Encores! Unscripted Event with Sheldon Harnick, Jeanine Tesori and MoreThe Greene Space to Live-Stream Encores! Unscripted Event with Sheldon Harnick, Jeanine Tesori and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 11, 2015

Watch it live! New York City Center and The Jerome L. Greene Performance Space at WNYC will live-stream the upcoming City Center Encores! Unscripted event on Monday, December 14 at 7pm at thegreespace.org. (more...)

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