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BWW Review: ANNIE at Bass Performance HallBWW Review: ANNIE at Bass Performance Hall
by Kyle Christopher West - Jan 19, 2017

It's fitting that the weather on opening night of ANNIE as Bass Hall was gloomy and quite wet. Despite the redundant anthem boasting 'the sun'll come out tomorrow,' the quality of the current tour didn't seem so bright. With generally unremarkable performances across the board, any themes of hope or optimism felt anything but inspiring. (more...)

Pioneer Theatre Company to Stage Readings of 'i' by Jeff TalbottPioneer Theatre Company to Stage Readings of 'i' by Jeff Talbott
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Pioneer Theatre Company presents 'i' as part of the 2016-2017 Play-by-Play season. The staged readings will take place at the Dumke Auditorium of the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (UMFA) on Friday, January 27 and Saturday, January 28, 2017.  'i' is a mysterious love story about the threads that bind us together, set a couple days after tomorrow. (more...)

Nick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson RougeNick Blaemire Signs on for 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED!' at Le Poisson Rouge
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Nick Blaemire (just off of Tick,Tick,...Boom! off-Broadway) is joining Daniel Jenkins (Oslo, Kid Victory, Big River, Mary Poppins) and Drama Desk Nominee Melissa van der Schyff (Big River, Bonnie & Clyde) in the cast of 'BORROWED CASH: BUSTED! The Reunion Tour' for their second show at Le Poisson Rouge (LPR) on January 22 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Judy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman TheatreJudy McLane, Philip Hernandez Cast in Michael John LaChiusa's Reworked LOS OTROS at Everyman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Everyman Theatre has cast Judy McLane and Philip Hernandez for its upcoming spring production of Los Otros. (more...)

FALSETTOS Cast Will Reunite to Celebrate Album Release at Barnes & NobleFALSETTOS Cast Will Reunite to Celebrate Album Release at Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS - based on the Lincoln Center Theater production -with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, January 27 at 7:00 PM. The date also marks the album's worldwide digital release, with physical copies also available a a two-disc set available online and in stores. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!Broadway AM Report, January 16, 2017 - All-Female JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 16, 2017

This weekend's big news: The American Pops celebrates '75 YEARS OF STREISAND' with a slew of stars in D.C. and 'WRITERS RESIST: #LouderTogether' takes place on the steps of the New York Public Library this Sunday! (more...)

Boyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature TheatreBoyd Gaines Joins Debra Monk in James Lapine's MRS. MILLER DOES HER THING at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

Tony Award-winner Boyd Gaines (Gypsy, Contact, and She Loves Me) is set to star opposite Emmy and Tony Award-winner Debra Monk (Curtains, ABC's Grey's Anatomy and NYPD Blue) in the world premiere of Mrs. Miller Does Her Thing written and directed by Pulitzer Prize winner James Lapine (Sunday in the Park with George, Into the Woods). (more...)

Dominique Morisseau Play PIPELINE Will Tackle School Politics at Lincoln Center TheaterDominique Morisseau Play PIPELINE Will Tackle School Politics at Lincoln Center Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2017

This summer, Lincoln Center Theater (under the direction of Andre Bishop) will produce PIPELINE, a new play by Dominique Morisseau.  PIPELINE, which will be directed by Lileana Blain-Cruz, will begin performances Thursday, June 15 and open on Monday, July 10 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

Meroney Theater Box Office Opens for ACT ONEMeroney Theater Box Office Opens for ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Growing up in an impoverished family in the Bronx, Moss Hart dreamed of being part of the glamorous world of the theatre. Forced to drop out of school at age thirteen, Hart's famous memoir Act One is a classic Hortatio Alger story that plots Hart's unlikely collaboration with the legendary playwright George S. Kaufman. (more...)

Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVERDrury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/7-1/8/2017Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 1/7-1/8/2017
by - Jan 8, 2017

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, January 8, 2017 - Sunday, January 8, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of Broadway's FALSETTOS Take Closing BowsVIDEO: Cast of Broadway's FALSETTOS Take Closing Bows
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2017

Lincoln Center Theater's production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical FALSETTOS played its final performance today at the Walter Kerr Theatre. (more...)

PBS Broadcast of FALSETTOS Will Feature Minor Lyric AdjustmentsPBS Broadcast of FALSETTOS Will Feature Minor Lyric Adjustments
by Julie Musbach - Jan 5, 2017

In order to prepare Falsettos for public broadcast, a Lincoln Center rep confirms that minor changes were made to lyrics containing explicit language during the filmed January 3rd and 4th performances. (more...)

Motown's N'Kenge, Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Naples Philharmonic in BROADWAY DIVASMotown's N'Kenge, Hamilton's Mandy Gonzalez and More Join Naples Philharmonic in BROADWAY DIVAS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Broadway's Darling N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will grace the stage in a Broadway Diva's collaboration with Naples Philharmonic, under the direction of conductor, Jack Everly for six concerts. Performances at the Francis Pew Hayes Hall in Artis-Naples will be Tuesday January 10-13th at 8:00PM and January 14th at 2:00PM and 8:00PM located at 5833 Pelican Bay Boulevard Naples, FL 34108. (more...)

Bay City Players Announces the Cast for ACT ONEBay City Players Announces the Cast for ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Bay City Players announces the cast for the comedy drama, Act One, by James Lapine, from the autobiography by Moss Hart. (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS to Be Filmed for Future PBS Broadcast This WeekBroadway's FALSETTOS to Be Filmed for Future PBS Broadcast This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

While no air date for the telecast has been announced, the revival of William Finn and James Lapine's musical will be filmed at the Walter Kerr Theatre during the January 3rd and January 4th performances. (more...)

BWW Review: TITANIC at Signature Theatre - It is a Night to RememberBWW Review: TITANIC at Signature Theatre - It is a Night to Remember
by Charles Shubow - Jan 3, 2017

TITANIC should not be missed but must close January 29, 2017. (more...)

Bay City Players Presents ACT ONEBay City Players Presents ACT ONE
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

Bay City Players will present ACT ONE, by James Lapine, from the autobiography by Moss Hart, January 27 - 29 & February 3 - 5, 2017 at Bay City Players, 1214 Columbus Avenue, in Bay City.   Performance times are 8:00 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 3:00 p.m. on Sunday.  ACT ONE is directed by Michael Wisniewski. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 12/20/2016 - 12/27/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 12/20/2016 - 12/27/2016
by - Dec 27, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 12/20/2016 - 12/27/2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Broadway Revival of FALSETTOS to Air on PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center' in 2017Breaking News: Broadway Revival of FALSETTOS to Air on PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center' in 2017
by TV News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

BWW has confirmed that the current Broadway revival of William Finn and James Lapine's musical FALSETTOS will air as part of PBS' 'Live From Lincoln Center.' (more...)

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