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Photo Flash: First Look at Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE, Starring Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson & MorePhoto Flash: First Look at Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE, Starring Lillias White, S. Epatha Merkerson & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2014

Primary Stages in association with Susan Dietz, presents the world premiere of While I Yet Live by the Tony-winning star of Kinky Boots and Angels in America, Billy Porter, and directed by Tony Award nominee Sheryl Kaller. While I Yet Live plays a limited, six-week engagement, now through October 31 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a NEW 42ND STREET® project (229 West 42nd Street). Opening night is Sunday, October 12 at 5PM. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'UPDATE: Billy Porter's WHILE I YET LIVE Delays Previews Until Sept 24 Due to 'Technical Issues'
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2014

Primary Stages has announced that the world premiere of While I Yet Live will begin performances on Wednesday, September 24 at 7PM. Producers have decided to delay the start of previews due to technical issues. (more...)

Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014Patti LuPone, Charles Busch, Lindsay Mendez, The Skivvies and More Set for 54 Below, July-Aug 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2014

This July and August 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. (more...)

The Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This WeekThe Skivvies, 54 SINGS 1776, ZANNA, DON'T! Class Reunion and More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Coming up this week, 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. (more...)

Photo Flash: Matt Bogart, Jessica Burrows, David Arthur, Jonathan Brielle and More at Release Party for HIMSELF AND NORA Cast RecordingPhoto Flash: Matt Bogart, Jessica Burrows, David Arthur, Jonathan Brielle and More at Release Party for HIMSELF AND NORA Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Broadway stars, producers and the Company of Jonathan Brielle's much acclaimed new musical, Himself and Nora about the tumultuous romance of famed writer James Joyce and his muse, lover and most ardent supporter, chambermaid Nora Barnacle, gathered to celebrate the release of the album produced by John Yap for noted theatrical music label Jay Records. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Matt Bogart, Jessica Burrows & More to Celebrate HIMSELF AND NORA Cast Recording Release, 6/23Matt Bogart, Jessica Burrows & More to Celebrate HIMSELF AND NORA Cast Recording Release, 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2014

This week, Jay Productions LTD released the original cast album of Jonathan Brielle's critically acclaimed musical 'Himself and Nora' about the tumultuous romance of famed writer James Joyce and his muse, lover and most ardent supporter, chambermaid Nora Barnacle. After it's success at the 2012 New York Musical Theatre Festival in July, 2012 at The Theater at St. Clements, Michael Bush's critically production was then presented last season at Hamilton Stage in Rahway, New Jersey. (more...)

Upcoming '54 Sings' Summer Concerts to Feature 1776, 'DOLLY,' THE WIZ & MoreUpcoming '54 Sings' Summer Concerts to Feature 1776, 'DOLLY,' THE WIZ & More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2014

54 Below has announced the latest musical scores to be featured in its acclaimed '54 Sings' concert series this summer: (more...)

BWW Reviews: Long Wharf Looks Back at THE LAST FIVE YEARSBWW Reviews: Long Wharf Looks Back at THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by Cindy Cardozo - May 20, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre in New Haven ends its season with a brilliant but sad tale of love and loss, told through opposing timelines. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Adam Halpin and Katie Rose Clarke in Long Wharf's THE LAST FIVE YEARSPhoto Flash: First Look at Adam Halpin and Katie Rose Clarke in Long Wharf's THE LAST FIVE YEARS
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running Now thru 6/1
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from tonight, May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1Katie Rose Clarke and Adam Halpin to Star in Long Wharf Theatre's THE LAST FIVE YEARS, Running 5/7-6/1
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2014

Long Wharf Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, will present The Last Five Years, written and composed by Jason Robert Brown, from May 7 through June 1, 2014 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck III Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Tony Award Winner Patina Miller Makes Concert Debut at Kennedy CenterBWW Reviews: Tony Award Winner Patina Miller Makes Concert Debut at Kennedy Center
by Jennifer Perry - Dec 7, 2013

Patina Miller shared the joy of performing at Kennedy Center and then some! (more...)

Steve Blanchard, Nancy Opel and More Set for Amas' BLEEDING LOVE Reading TonightSteve Blanchard, Nancy Opel and More Set for Amas' BLEEDING LOVE Reading Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 15, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will present three free staged readings of 'Bleeding Love, a post-apocalyptic new musical comedy', book by Jason Schafer, music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, lyrics by Harris Doran, directed by Michael Bush. The readings will take place tonight, October 15th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, and Wednesday, October 16th at 1pm at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 314 East 14th Street. (more...)

Steve Blanchard, Nancy Opel and More Set for Amas' BLEEDING LOVE Reading, 10/15-16Steve Blanchard, Nancy Opel and More Set for Amas' BLEEDING LOVE Reading, 10/15-16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

Amas Musical Theatre will present three free staged readings of 'Bleeding Love, a post-apocalyptic new musical comedy', book by Jason Schafer, music by Arthur Lafrentz Bacon, lyrics by Harris Doran, directed by Michael Bush. The readings will take place on Tuesday, October 15th at 3:00pm and 7:00pm, and Wednesday, October 16th at 1pm at The Theatre at the 14th Street Y, 314 East 14th Street. (more...)

Diana DeGarmo, Kate Flannery, Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque Set for JAWBREAKER: THE MUSICAL Reading, 9/26-27Diana DeGarmo, Kate Flannery, Joanna 'Jojo' Levesque Set for JAWBREAKER: THE MUSICAL Reading, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2013

MadBromance Productions announced today that final casting has been set for the 29-hour reading of JAWBREAKER: THE MUSICAL on Thursday, September 26thand Friday, September 27th at 3p.m. With a book by Darren Stein who wrote and directed the 1999 film, JAWBREAKER has music and lyrics by Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann (Trails), choreography by Shea Sullivan (The Big Gay Musical), musical supervision by James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer) and is directed by Gabriel Barre (The Wild Party). (more...)

Diana DeGarmo, Kate Flannery & More Set for JAWBREAKER Reading, 9/26-27Diana DeGarmo, Kate Flannery & More Set for JAWBREAKER Reading, 9/26-27
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2013

MadBromance Productions announced today that they will be hosting a 29-hour reading of JAWBREAKER: THE MUSICAL on September 26th and 27that 3p.m. With a book by Darren Stein who wrote and directed the 1999 film, JAWBREAKER has music and lyrics by Jeff Thomson and Jordan Mann(Trails), choreography by Shea Sullivan (The Big Gay Musical), musical direction by James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer) and is directed by Gabriel Barre (The Wild Party). (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This WeekendTop Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend
by - Jul 28, 2013

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, July 28, 2013 - Sunday, July 28, 2013. (more...)

Tracie Thoms Joins Wayne Brady in Billy Porter's SEASONS Concert at Rockwell: Table & Stage TonightTracie Thoms Joins Wayne Brady in Billy Porter's SEASONS Concert at Rockwell: Table & Stage Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2013

Los Angeles's most exciting live, music performance space Rockwell: Table & Stage will add to its' stellar lineup, Tracie Thoms tonight and tomorrow, July 28 & 29. 'Seasons' will be an eclectic mix of soul, r&b, pop and musical theatre standards pulled from the Contemporary American Songbook that will take concertgoers on a magical journey that explores all the Seasons Of Love. Recent Tony Award Winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) will direct the show with James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer) serving as Musical Director. Joining Thoms on stage will be another film, television and theatre star, special guest Wayne Brady. (more...)

Tracie Thoms to Join Wayne Brady in Billy Porter's SEASONS Concert at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 7/28-29Tracie Thoms to Join Wayne Brady in Billy Porter's SEASONS Concert at Rockwell: Table & Stage, 7/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2013

'Seasons' will be an eclectic mix of soul, r&b, pop and musical theatre standards pulled from the Contemporary American Songbook that will take concertgoers on a magical journey that explores all the Seasons Of Love. Recent Tony Award Winner Billy Porter (Kinky Boots) will direct the show with James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer) serving as Musical Director. (more...)

Emma Hunton, Molly Ranson & More Set for PUMP UP THE VOLUME Workshop, TodayEmma Hunton, Molly Ranson & More Set for PUMP UP THE VOLUME Workshop, Today
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2013

Veteran film and theatre producer Sandy Stern, with Louis Hobson, Jake Groshong and Katie Tomlinson Diamond of Seattle's Balagan Theatre, will present a July 12 closed workshop performance of Jeff Thomson and Jeremy Desmon's new rock musical Pump up the Volume, directed by Tony Award and Drama Desk Award winner Christopher Gattelli (Newsies,South Pacific) and Dave Solomon, with choreography by Christopher Gattelli and music direction by James Sampliner (Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer). (more...)

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