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Broadway's N'Kenge Joins THE VOICE Winner Josh Kaufman in ISO's Yuletide CelebrationBroadway's N'Kenge Joins THE VOICE Winner Josh Kaufman in ISO's Yuletide Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Known for her powerful and riveting vocals, Broadway diva N'Kenge (Motown: The Musical and Sondheim and Sondheim) will grace the stage at ISO's 31st edition of Yuletide Celebration under the direction of conductor Jack Everly for 31 performances, with opening night tonight, December 2nd, continuing through December 23, 2016. (more...)

OBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and MoreOBERON Announces December - January Programming Featuring Sound Society, I.D. Festival, and More
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

OBERON, the American Repertory Theater's (A.R.T.) second stage and club theater venue on the fringe of Harvard Square, announces events to be presented at OBERON during December and January - including OBERON Presents, Visiting Artists, and Usual Suspects. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ryan Silverman of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish RepBWW Interview: Ryan Silverman of FINIAN'S RAINBOW at Irish Rep
by Courtney Savoia - Dec 1, 2016

In these uncertain and often turbulent times, it's so important to have a glimmer of hope to see the journey through. Irish Rep, which showcases Irish & Irish-America productions Off-Broadway, is rediscovering those themes that have plagued our country for decades with their latest production of 'Finian's Rainbow.' First premiering on Broadway in 1947, this iconic show explore the notions of greed, prejudice, and conflict in our country while trying to keep an optimistic attitude about human nature, belonging, and the meaning of life. (more...)

MPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 EventsMPAC Releases Schedule of Winter 2017 Events
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MPAC has released an updated listing of events from January through March. See the full schedule below! (more...)

Theater Works presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGETheater Works presents SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Theater Works presents Stephen Sondheim's musical Sunday In The Park With George, a stunning masterpiece opening February 17, 2017. Inspired by the painting A Sunday Afternoon on the Island of La Grande Jatte by Georges Seurat, SundayIn The Park With George merges past and present, offering beautiful, poignant truths about life, love and the creation of art. One of the most acclaimed musicals of our time, this moving study of the enigmatic painter Georges Seurat and his modern heirs won a Pulitzer Prize and was nominated for an astounding 10 Tony Awards including Best Musical. Sunday In The Park With George will be on stage in the Gyder Theater February 17 - March 5, 2017. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Fiasco Theatre's INTO THE WOODS on Tour!Photo Flash: First Look at Fiasco Theatre's INTO THE WOODS on Tour!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Fiasco Theater's celebrated new production of the Tony Award-winning INTO THE WOODS, by Stephen Sondheimand James Lapine, will launch a national tour in December at The David A. Straz, Jr. Center for the Performing Arts in Tampa, FL, following technical rehearsals and tour preview performances at the Thrasher-Horne Center for the Arts in Orange Park, FL. (more...)

2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar2017 Winter/Spring Cleveland Theater Calendar
by Roy Berko - Nov 29, 2016

Here's a list of some of the offerings of local theatres through the winter and spring seasons (January-May). SUPPORT YOUR LOCAL THEATRES! (more...)

BWW Profile: Broadway Actor Jeremy Hays Forays INTO THE WOODS for Theatre Under the StarsBWW Profile: Broadway Actor Jeremy Hays Forays INTO THE WOODS for Theatre Under the Stars
by Katricia Lang - Nov 28, 2016

Broadway Actor Jeremy Hays (Cinderella's Prince) knows audiences will flock to the Hobby Center for INTO THE WOODS hits like 'Giants In The Sky', 'Stay With Me,' and 'The Last Midnight,' but he begs audiences to see the musical as more than mindless escapist entertainment. It's intelligent escapist entertainment (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Broadway Hair Designers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It!BWW Exclusive: Broadway Hair Designers Sound Off About What They Do and How They Do It!
by Cara Joy David - Nov 25, 2016

A show is a product of design-from the lights that you see to the sound that surrounds you to the hair on top of the actors' heads. Hair and wig designers help define characters, though their work largely goes unnoticed. (more...)

A NEW BRAIN Opens at the Black Box TheatreA NEW BRAIN Opens at the Black Box Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Nora Q. Thomas directs a William Finn and James Lapine's musical "A New Brain" running Friday, November 25 through Sunday, December 11, 2016. (more...)

Judy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF TonightJudy Kuhn Joins Company of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Four-time Tony Award Nominee Judy Kuhn(Fun Home, She Loves Me, Chess, Les Miserables) joins the cast of Fiddler on the Roof as Golde beginning tonight, Tuesday, November 22nd and will play through the show's final performance on Saturday, December 31st at 2:00 pm.  She takes over the role from Jessica Hecht whose final performance was on Sunday, November 20th. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Players Honor Barbara Cook with Helen Hayes AwardPhoto Coverage: The Players Honor Barbara Cook with Helen Hayes Award
by Walter McBride - Nov 18, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, just presented its inaugural Helen Hayes Award to Barbara Cook, the musical theatre legend who is widely considered one of the twentieth century's best interpreters of the Great American Songbook, at a gala ceremony yesterday. (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' AwardHAIRSPRAY LIVE's Kenny Leon to Receive SDC Foundation's 'Mr. Abbott' Award
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDC Foundation), the not-for-profit foundation of Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (SDC), announces that acclaimed Director Kenny Leon will be honored with the distinguished 2016-2017 'Mr. Abbott' Award for the outstanding artistry and creativity of his forty-year (and counting) career. (more...)

FAITHLESS Set for December at Boston Playwrights' TheatreFAITHLESS Set for December at Boston Playwrights' Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Boston Playwrights' Theatre (BPT) continues its 2016-17 season with Faithless by Andrew Joseph Clarke. Running from December 8-18, this new drama is directed by Stephen Pick. (more...)

Alan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYCAlan Menken & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Featured in DGF's 'LEGACY PROJECT' Screening in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

The Dramatists Guild Fund presents a screening of the third volume of The Legacy Project documentary series featuring a conversation with Alan Menken and Kristen Anderson-Lopez at The TimesCenter 242 West 41st Street on Saturday, December 3 at 6:00 PM. (more...)

The Players Honor Barbara Cook with Helen Hayes Award This Week; Charles Busch to HostThe Players Honor Barbara Cook with Helen Hayes Award This Week; Charles Busch to Host
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

The Players, the city's most fabled private social club for actors and artists, will present its inaugural Helen Hayes Award to Barbara Cook, the musical theatre legend who is widely considered one of the twentieth century's best interpreters of the Great American Songbook, at a gala ceremony on Thursday, November 17th. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon UranowitzThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FALSETTOS Star Tony-Nominee Brandon Uranowitz
by Theater People Podcast - Nov 14, 2016

On Monday, November 14, the Theater People podcast welcome's Tony nominee Brandon Uranowitz. He made his Broadway debut in 2011's BABY IT'S YOU. He earned a Tony nomination for his turn as Adam Hochberg in last year's AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, and he can currently be seen in the role of Mendel in William Finn and James Lapine's critically acclaimed revival of FALSETTOS. For the episode, Uranowitz discusses the six months of auditions he went through to win the role of Mendel, how James Lapine was lovingly hard on him during the show's rehearsal process, and shares a memory of accompanying Katie Holmes on a shopping spree during his pre-Broadway days when he worked as a sales associate. (more...)

FALSETTOS' Andrew Rannells to Join Hoda Kotb as Co-Host of NBC's TODAY, TomorrowFALSETTOS' Andrew Rannells to Join Hoda Kotb as Co-Host of NBC's TODAY, Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Andrew Rannells, currently starring in Lincoln Center Theater's production of FALSETTOS, will be filling in for Kathie Lee as a co-host with Hoda Kotb on the the 10am hour of the TODAY (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at INTO THE WOODS at New Tampa PlayersPhoto Flash: First Look at INTO THE WOODS at New Tampa Players
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

James Lapine and Stephen Sondheim take everyone's favorite storybook characters and bring them together for a timeless, yet relevant, piece... and a rare modern classic. The Tony Award-winning book and score of INTO THE WOODS bring an enchanting and touching tale to New Tampa Players. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

DVR Alert: FALSETTOS Star to Visit ABC's 'The Chew' Next WeekDVR Alert: FALSETTOS Star to Visit ABC's 'The Chew' Next Week
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Next week ABC's THE CHEW will feature a special TO THE RESCUE: THANKSGIVING EDITION, welcoming celebrities from Broadway, music, film, television and the world of cooking, including Taye Diggs (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH) and FALSETTOS star Andrew Rannells (more...)

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