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THE LAST SHIP Box Office to Open Next Monday at the Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that the box office for the new musical THE LAST SHIP will open on Monday, August 25 at 10 a.m. at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 West 52 Street), in conjunction with a special one-time-only 24-hour flash sale from midnight August 25 to midnight August 26. For one day only, seats will be on sale for $39, $59 and $85 in the rear mezzanine, mid-mezzanine or orchestra/front mezzanine, respectively. (more...)

Jennifer Tepper Announces Eight Theaters Explored in THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, Volume 2!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 09, 2014

Volume 2 of writer and musical theater historian Jennifer Tepper's 'THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY: Tales from the World's Most Famous Theaters' series is in the works, and the author just took to Twitter to announce the eight theaters featured in the second installment. Learn all the details in her announcement, plus check out the table of contents below! (more...)

AVENUE Q Celebrates 11th Anniversary in New York Tonight with Social Media Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2014

The long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q celebrates its 11th anniversary in New York tonight, July 31 at 8 p.m. with a special interactive social media performance - THE INTERNET IS FOR Q! - at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), at which all audience members will be invited to post their experiences during the show on their mobile phones via Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Members of the creative team and former cast members are expected to attend - and tweet - the performance, as well, and the evening's events will include surprise twists live from the stage. (more...)

AVENUE Q Will Celebrate 11th Anniversary in New York on 7/31
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2014

The long-running Tony Award-winning musical Avenue Q will celebrate its 11th anniversary in New York on Thursday, July 31 at 8 p.m. with a special interactive social media performance - THE INTERNET IS FOR Q! - at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.), at which all audience members will be invited to post their experiences during the show on their mobile phones via Twitter, Google+, Instagram, Facebook, etc. Members of the creative team and former cast members are expected to attend - and tweet - the performance, as well, and the evening's events will include surprise twists live from the stage. (more...)

Casting Underway for HAMILTON at Public Theater; Check out Lin-Manuel Miranda's Fun Character Descriptions!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2014

The Public will soon present the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. According to an Equity casting notice, auditions are currently underway to fill several key roles, including Aaron Burr, George Washington and more. The character descriptions paint exciting pictures of Miranda's characters, including: Aaron Burr ('Javert meets Mos Def'), George Washington ('John Legend meets Mufasa'), Hercules Mulligan/James Madison ('RZA meets Zach from Chorus Line'), King George ('Wainwright meets King Herod in JCS'), and Peggy Schuyler/Maria Reynolds (Jasmine Sullivan meets Carla from Nine). (more...)

Photo Flash: THE LAST SHIP Celebrates Opening in Chicago with Sting, Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

The Pre-Broadway World Premiere of The Last Ship, the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy Award winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Pulitzer Prize-winnerBrian Yorkey, opened June 25 at the Bank of America Theatre (18 W Monroe) and plays through July 13, 2014. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. The Last Ship will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon Theatre (250 W. 52 St.) on September 29 prior to opening night on October 26, 2014. Scroll down for photos from the opening night curtain call and more! (more...)

Pre-Broadway Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP Announces Rush Policy in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jun 09, 2014

The producers of the Pre-Broadway World Premiere of THE LAST SHIP will offer special rush tickets for all performances. Ten pairs, 20 tickets, will be available to patrons, on the day-of-show, for $25. These rush tickets will be available at the box office only, on the day of the performance, when the box office opens at 10:00 a.m. except for Sunday at 11:00 a.m. (more...)

The Public to Present Lin-Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, 1/20-2/22, 2015
by BWW News Desk - Jun 01, 2014

The Public presents the world premiere of Lin-Manuel Miranda's new play Hamilton from Jan 20 to Feb 22, 2015. It is based on the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow. Miranda will play Hamilton himself. (more...)

BWW Preview: Sting's New Musical THE LAST SHIP Anchors in Chicago Prior to Broadway Bow
by Tyler Peterson - May 29, 2014

THE LAST SHIP, 16-time Grammy winner Sting's first foray into theater, is no jukebox musical. (more...)

Tickets Available for THE LAST SHIP on Broadway Starting 6/9- Full Cast Announced
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2014

Producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker announce that tickets for the new musical THE LAST SHIP on Broadway will be available for purchase on June 9 at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling 800-745-3000. Ticket prices range from $55 to $147. To book groups of 15 or more, visitbroadway.com/groups or call 1-800-Broadway x2. (more...)

Twitter Watch: Lin-Manuel Miranda & Brian d'Arcy James Tweet from HAMILTON Workshop
by BWW Staff - May 09, 2014

HAMILTON, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public Theater's 2014-15 season. Before the production officially arrives, the show is currently giving a private NYC workshop. Lin-Manuel Miranda just tweeted the below behind the scenes photo @Lin_Manuel (more...)

Official: HAMILTON, Written by and Starring Lin-Manuel Miranda, Set for Public Theater's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 06, 2014

As first reported by BWW yesterday, HAMILTON, written by the Tony and Grammy Award-winning composer and lyricist Lin-Manuel Miranda, will have its world premiere next January as part of The Public's 2014-15 season at Astor Place. Directed by his In The Heights collaborator Thomas Kail, this new musical features Miranda playing Alexander Hamilton, one of our country's Founding Fathers and the first Secretary of the Treasury. Tax-deductible Public Theater Memberships are available now and guarantee early access to tickets. (more...)

Michael Esper, Rachel Tucker, Aaron Lazar & More Will Star in Sting's THE LAST SHIP; Previews to Begin 9/30 at Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

THE LAST SHIP - the new musical with music and lyrics by 16-time Grammy winner Sting, and book by Tony winner John Logan and Puliter Prize-winner Brian Yorkey - will begin previews on Broadway at the Neil Simon on September 30 prior to opening night on October 26, according to producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker. The Last Ship is directed by Tony winner Joe Mantello and has choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony nominee Steven Hoggett. (more...)

Tickets to Pre-Broadway Premiere of Sting's THE LAST SHIP On Sale this Friday
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2014

Broadway In Chicago and producers Jeffrey Seller and Kathryn Schenker have announced that individual tickets for THE LAST SHIP, with an original score by 16-time Grammy Award® winner Sting, will go on sale this Friday, February 14, at 10 AM. THE LAST SHIPwill have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at Chicago's Bank of America Theatre (18 West Monroe) from June 10 - July 13, 2014. THE LAST SHIP will open on Broadway in the fall of 2014. An epic yet intimate tale inspired by Sting's own childhood experiences, this World Premiere production features direction by two-time Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello (Wicked), a book by Tony Award® winner John Logan (Red) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award® winner Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal) and choreography by Olivier Award winner and Tony Award® Nominee Steven Hoggett (Once). (more...)

Rachel York to Host 15th Annual Column Awards Gala, 2/24; Nominees Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2014

The Board of Directors and Executive Director/Producer/Founder of THE COLUMN Awards Organization, John Garcia, have announced that Tony Award nominee, Broadway sensation Orfeh will be their special guest star and Co-host for the 14th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. The extrava When the 15th annual COLUMN Award nominations were announced Sunday evening history was being made as the organization has completely retooled and reorganized their voting process. Theatre Three leads the Equity field with 37 nominations while Mainstage-Las Colinas leads the Non-equity field with 31 nominations. (more...)

DVR Alert: AVENUE Q to Be Featured on Lifetime's 'Celebrity Bucket List' on 1/25
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

The Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q will be featured on the Lifetime TV series "Celebrity Bucket List" on Saturday, Jan. 25th (check local listings for broadcast times across the U.S.) in a half-hour segment with best-selling author Jodi Picoult ("My Sister's Keeper"), who realizes her lifelong dream of appearing in a show on stage. In the segment, she (expertly) performs various walk-on roles as Q characters Nicky and Mrs. T. (more...)

Carolee Carmello, Sebastian Arcelus & More Set for William Finn Celebration Concert at Merkin Concert Hall, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Congregation Beit Simchat Torah and Honorary Hosts, Betty Buckley, Andy Cohen, Carmel Dean, Harvey Fierstein, Moises Kaufman, James Lapine, Harriet Leve, Jordan Roth, Seth Rudetsky and Jeffrey Seller present a concert celebrating the music of two-time Tony Award winning Composer and Lyricist WILLIAM FINN, featuring some of the most beloved songs from Falsettos, The 25th Annual Putnum County Spelling Bee, A New Brain, Elegies, and more. (more...)

Steppenwolf to Host Evening with Sting, Featuring Performances from Broadway-Bound THE LAST SHIP, 2/24
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2014

Steppenwolf Theatre Company presents an evening with 16-time Grammy Award-winner Sting on behalf of his forthcoming musical, The Last Ship, on February 24, 2014 at 7:30pm. For one night only, this benefit event features Sting in conversation with musician, BAFTA nominee and The Last Ship cast member, Jimmy Nail. The pair will also perform songs from the new musical, joined by Emmy Award-nominee Rob Mathes on piano. Funds raised at the event support Steppenwolf's Artistic Development Fund, a special fund created by the theater to provide enhanced resources for large scale productions initiated by our artists and to mount new plays. A limited number of tickets ($250) go on sale to the public February 5 at 11am through Audience Services (1650 N Halsted St) and at 312-335-1650. (more...)

Highlights 2013-Lo mejor de BWWMx: Bienvenidos a la Avenida Q
by Liliana Vives - Dec 26, 2013

'Prepararse, creer en ti, en tus proyectos, ser dedicado y trabajar en equipo', fueron los principios que guiaron la nueva versión del musical que presentó recientemente en la Ciudad de México. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Jennifer Barnhart Joins New World Stages' AVENUE Q
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2013

Jennifer Barnhart - who made her Broadway debut in 2003 in the original cast of the Tony Award-winning musical AVENUE Q - returns to the long-running hit at New World Stages (340 W. 50 St.) starting with the Monday, November 11 performance at 8 pm. Ms. Barnhart will perform the roles she helped create over 10 years ago: as a Bad Idea Bear, kindergarten school principal Mrs. T, as well as her trademark 'second-hand' work with puppets Nicky and Trekkie Monster. (more...)

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