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UPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Performed With Revisions After Samuel French's Cease and Desist OrderUPDATE: Erin Pike's THAT'SWHATSHESAID Performed With Revisions After Samuel French's Cease and Desist Order
by Michael Dale - Feb 8, 2016

The solo piece up of material from popular plays was ordered not to go on after a complaint from one of the playwrights. (more...)

Judy Kuhn to Perform FINDING HOME Benefit for The 52nd Street ProjectJudy Kuhn to Perform FINDING HOME Benefit for The 52nd Street Project
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Judy Kuhn, the acclaimed actress and singer who stars in the groundbreaking Broadway musical Fun Home, will perform Finding Home, a concert to benefit The 52nd Street Project, which makes a difference in the lives of Hell's Kitchen (Clinton) kids by pairing them with theater professionals who mentor them through the creation of original theater. The event will take place Sunday, February 28, at 7:30pm at the Project's Five Angels Theater (789 Tenth Avenue, 2nd floor, in Manhattan). (more...)

BWW Review: Lakeland Civic Theatre Journeys INTO THE WOODS for Wishes, Choices and ConsequencesBWW Review: Lakeland Civic Theatre Journeys INTO THE WOODS for Wishes, Choices and Consequences
by Roy Berko - Feb 8, 2016

Most fairy tales start with 'Once upon a time,' and end with 'And they lived happily ever after.' Ever wonder if 'happily ever after' is really true? (more...)

The Catholic University of America to Stage Sondheim's INTO THE WOODSThe Catholic University of America to Stage Sondheim's INTO THE WOODS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

?Audiences will experience an inventive take on classic fairy-tale characters this month as the musical theatre division of the Benjamin T. Rome School of Music presents its spring production, Into the Woods. (more...)

Two-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS ClassicsTwo-Disc Album for Jonathan Groff-Led A NEW BRAIN Out Today from PS Classics
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Over the summer, Jonathan Groff led the Encores! Off-Center production of William Finn and James Lapine's A NEW BRAIN, and fans who didn't make it to the show need not worry any longer. The production's two-disc cast recording (featuring the entire 95-minute show) from PS Classics hits shelves today, February 5, 2016. (more...)

Michael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim AwardMichael Cerveris, Richard Maltby Jr. and More to Honor John Weidman with Signature's 2016 Stephen Sondheim Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Just announced, Virginia's Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre will honor Broadway librettist John Weidman (ASSASSINS, PACIFIC OVERTURES, ROAD SHOW) with the company's seventh Stephen Sondheim Award on April 4, 2016. (more...)

N'Kenge to Grace the Stage for CLASSIC FM Show with the Naples PhilharmonicN'Kenge to Grace the Stage for CLASSIC FM Show with the Naples Philharmonic
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Naples Philharmonic presents symphony siren and Broadway diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) in their Classic FM - Four Decades of Radio Hits show. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Some of Broadway's most talented musical leading ladies will come together in The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company on Monday, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway) helmed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening will include performances from Sondheim's canon by Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango(The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber (Fiddler on the Roof). Additional performers will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Good Theater Announces Received GrantsGood Theater Announces Received Grants
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Good Theater the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center has received two grants for their upcoming production of ACT ONE.  The grants received are from the Maine Community Foundation Theater Fund and from the Davis Family Foundation. (more...)

Players Club of Swarthmore to Present A NEW BRAINPlayers Club of Swarthmore to Present A NEW BRAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

The Players Club of Swarthmore presents A New Brain, a musical by William Finn and James Lapine, directed by Emily Fishman. (more...)

BWW Review: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Good Hands at Lyric StageBWW Review: SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM in Good Hands at Lyric Stage
by Nancy Grossman - Jan 22, 2016

There's Sondheim music galore playing at the Lyric Stage Company as Producing Artistic Director and recognized Sondheim expert Spiro Veloudos directs an octet of Boston musical theatre performers in SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM. In effect, the composer/lyricist is the ninth member of the ensemble as he appears onscreen, larger than life, providing intimate commentary on his life, his process, and his words and music. The video affords the opportunity to sit through a master class with the master, and the living, breathing actors demonstrate his brilliance with their starry interpretations. (more...)

John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5John Tartaglia, Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Josh Rhodes, Denis Jones & More Join Creative Teams for The Muny's 2016 Season! Tickets on Sale, 3/5
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2016

BroadwayWorld and The Muny announces today the directors, choreographers and music directors for the Muny's 2016 Season, which opens on June 13 with The Wizard of Oz. (more...)

MOTOWN's N'Kenge Set for BROADWAY DIVAS with the Ottawa SymphonyMOTOWN's N'Kenge Set for BROADWAY DIVAS with the Ottawa Symphony
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Back by Popular Demand, Broadway Diva N'Kenge (MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL and SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM) returns to National Arts Centre. She will grace the stage in the BROADWAY DIVAS concert with the Ottawa Symphony Orchestra, under the direction of conductor, Jack Everly for three nights; Thursday January 21, Friday January 22 and Saturday January 23, 2016 at 8:00PM. (more...)

BWW Review: PUTNAM COUNTY at Signature Theatre Spells FUN in Six LanguagesBWW Review: PUTNAM COUNTY at Signature Theatre Spells FUN in Six Languages
by Alison Bridget Chambers - Jan 18, 2016

January 15th through 17th the Wichita Scottish Rite Signature Theatre presented The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee to the delight of local audiences. Director Deb Campbell has done it again. (more...)

VIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Celebrate from 'HEIGHTS' to HAMILTONVIDEO FLASHBACK: Happy Birthday, Lin-Manuel Miranda! Celebrate from 'HEIGHTS' to HAMILTON
by Sally Henry - Jan 16, 2016

He brought us a Tony-winning rap musical, IN THE HEIGHTS. He showed us another side of the founding fathers and landed Broadway squarely in the popular spotlight with HAMILTON. He's just an Oscar away from an EGOT. And he's 36 today. (more...)

Manchester Audience Member Fills In As INTO THE WOODS' WitchManchester Audience Member Fills In As INTO THE WOODS' Witch
by Michael Dale - Jan 14, 2016

Recent college graduate Melissa Bayern offered her services after seeing a cast member on book filling in for an ill actor. (more...)

A Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on BroadwayA Show Within a Show! Meet the Full Cast of NOISES OFF, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Jan 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company's Noises Off officially opens tonight, January 14, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, March 6, 2016, on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the cast and watch interviews with the company! (more...)

Hasty Pudding to Honor Broadway Producer Daryl Roth with the Order of the Golden SphinxHasty Pudding to Honor Broadway Producer Daryl Roth with the Order of the Golden Sphinx
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2016

The Hasty Pudding Institute of 1770 announces that acclaimed Broadway, Off-Broadway and film producer Daryl Roth will be the 2016 recipient of the Order of the Golden Sphinx award.  Ms. Roth will be honored and presented with the prestigious award at the annual Order of the Golden Sphinx Gala to be held at the Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel in New York City on April 11, 2016. (more...)

BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?BWW Interview: The Very Busy Melissa Errico Talks WHAT ABOUT TODAY?
by Adrienne Onofri - Jan 13, 2016

The Broadway star just released a DVD of her 54 Below show, performed in a holiday musical and at Joe's Pub, and is prepping for BroadwayCon. (more...)

Second Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary GalaSecond Stage Theatre Will Honor Producer David Stone at 37th Anniversary Gala
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Second Stage Theatre's 37th Anniversary Gala celebration will honor Producer DAVID STONE, celebrating his ongoing 12 year relationship with the Off-Broadway Company.  The evening's Honorary Chair is James M. Nederlander and the Co-Chairs are Marc Platt, Patrick Catullo, and Nancy Coyne.  The gala evening, which will be directed by James Lapine, will be held on Monday, May 2, 2016 at Cipriani 42nd Street.  The evening's entertainment, which will feature stars who have appeared in Stone's productions over the years, will be announced at a later date.  This is the first time Second Stage's annual gala will be honoring a Broadway producer. (more...)

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