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Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Return for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Second Stage Theatre; Full Cast Announced!Ben Platt, Laura Dreyfuss, Rachel Bay Jones & More Will Return for DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Second Stage Theatre; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director), in association with Stacey Mindich Productions, has announced complete casting and creative team for its upcoming production of the new musical, DEAR EVAN HANSEN. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, WEST SIDE STORY and More Among 2016 Helen Hayes Award Nominees; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

Tonight, before a gathering of theatre artists and patrons, theatreWashington announced the nominees for the 2016 Helen Hayes Awards, drawn from 202 eligible productions presented in the 2015 calendar year. Scroll down for the full list of nominees! (more...)

FOOTLOOSE Reunion, Rockapella & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This WeekFOOTLOOSE Reunion, Rockapella & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

This week at FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visitwww.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 11-17, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Jarrod Spector, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Picks for January 11-17, Featuring Jonathan Groff, Jarrod Spector, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Jan 10, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Show Biz After Hours with Frank DiLella with Very Special Guest Jonathan Groff; Footloose Reunion Concert; Nick Rashad Burroughs & Marisha Wallace: Baptized by Broadway; Late Night Broadway with Jarrod Spector, Kelli Barrett, & Judy Gold; and Back to the Garden: The Music of Joni Mitchell, Carole King, and Laura Nyro. (more...)

Original FOOTLOOSE Stars Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 BelowOriginal FOOTLOOSE Stars Jeremy Kushnier, Jennifer Laura Thompson & More to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

On January 12th, much of the original cast of the Broadway musical FOOTLOOSE will reunite in concert at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Encores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out TodayEncores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2015

This year's New York City Center Encores! production of LADY, BE GOOD!, featuring Tommy Tune and more, is out in stores and online today, November 13, 2015. To order the CD, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/ladybegood. (more...)

Now That's Popular! WICKED Celebrates 5,000th Broadway Performance and 12th Anniversary At The GershwinNow That's Popular! WICKED Celebrates 5,000th Broadway Performance and 12th Anniversary At The Gershwin
by Michael Dale - Oct 28, 2015

So many great performers have journeyed to Oz in WICKED. Who Have Been Your Favorites? (more...)

Original Broadway Cast of FOOTLOOSE to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2016Original Broadway Cast of FOOTLOOSE to Reunite at Feinstein's/54 Below in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

Feinstein's/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present "FOOTLOOSE-In Concert" on Tuesday, January 12, 2016. Kick off your Sunday shoes for this one night only event! Based on the 1984 film, Footloose received four Tony Award nominations during its almost two year run in Broadway's Richard Rodgers Theatre. The score, featuring songs written by Tom Snow and Dean Pitchford, are sure to remind you that "there IS a time to dance". Enjoy an evening of hits that include "Holding Our For A Hero", "Mama Says" and "Let's Hear It For The Boy". (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/22/15- FOOTLOOSESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 10/22/15- FOOTLOOSE
by Stage Tube - Oct 22, 2015

Today in 1998, Footloose opened at the Richard Rodgers Theatre, where it ran for 709 performances. Footloose is a 1998 musical based on the 1984 film of the same name. The music is by Tom Snow (among others), the lyrics by Dean Pitchford (with additional lyrics by Kenny Loggins), and the book by Pitchford and Walter Bobbie. It starred Jeremy Kushnier as Ren McCormack, Stephen Lee Anderson as Reverend Shaw Moore, Jennifer Laura Thompson as Ariel Moore, Tom Plotkin as Willard Hewitt, and Dee Hoty as Vi Moore. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Legend John Cullum Gets His Own Theatre on 54th Street!Photo Flash: Broadway Legend John Cullum Gets His Own Theatre on 54th Street!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2015

On Friday, October 16, The Chernuchin Theatre, one of the theatres housed at The American Theatre for Actors (ATA, 314 West 54th Street, New York City) was named for beloved Broadway legend and two-time Tony Award winner John Cullum. He is best known as Holling, the bartender in 'Northern Exposure.' (more...)

BWW Feature: Chernuchin Theatre Renamed for John CullumBWW Feature: Chernuchin Theatre Renamed for John Cullum
by Lauren Yarger - Oct 19, 2015

John Cullum attended opening night of Fracture Theatre Company's production of URINETOWN, the show for which he originated the role of Caldwell B. Cladwell, then had the theater named after him in ceremonies following the performance. Also in attendance were the show's composer, Mark Hollmann, book writer Greg Kotis ( they collaborated on the lyrics) and Jennifer Laura Thompson, the original Hope Cladwell. Cast gathered on stage as Cullum was presented with a plaque. The two-time Tony-Award winner ( SHENANDOAH, ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY) saiid watching the show had transported him right back to Urinetown and that of all the theaters he has performed in, this theater, where the show got its start, would be his choice to bear his name. (more...)

GHOSTLIGHT Gets Workshop Production as Part of Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work SeriesGHOSTLIGHT Gets Workshop Production as Part of Emerging Artists Theatre's New Work Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2015

The Emerging Artists Theatre has invited GHOSTLIGHT to perform a workshop/staged reading of their show as part of their prestigious New Work Series. The exclusive performance will take place on Thursday, October 22nd at the TADA! Theatre, 15 West 28th Street in NYC, at 9:00 PM. (more...)

Encores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out Digitally TodayEncores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2015

This year's New York City Center Encores! production of LADY, BE GOOD!, featuring Tommy Tune and more, releases a cast recording on digital today, September 18, plus scroll down for a listen! (more...)

First Listen! Encores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out This WeekFirst Listen! Encores! LADY, BE GOOD! Recording, Featuring Tommy Tune & More, Out This Week
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2015

This year's New York City Center Encores! production of LADY, BE GOOD!, featuring Tommy Tune and more, is getting a cast recording, and BroadwayWorld has a first listen below! (more...)

Encores! Production of LADY, BE GOOD to Receive Cast Album; Track List Revealed!Encores! Production of LADY, BE GOOD to Receive Cast Album; Track List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 4, 2015

A cast recording of Encores! production of George and Ira Gershwin's LADY, BE GOOD will hit shelves later this fall! (more...)

BWW Reviews: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - World Premiere at Arena Stage is a Masterpiece of a MusicalBWW Reviews: DEAR EVAN HANSEN - World Premiere at Arena Stage is a Masterpiece of a Musical
by Charles Shubow - Aug 5, 2015

Do not miss a summer surprise of this poignant and provocative new musical. (more...)

Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.Photo Flash: Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates Opening Night in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN, which opened last night, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater (read the reviews!) for a run through August 23. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening night festivities below! (more...)

Review Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena StageReview Roundup: DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage
by Review Roundups - Jul 31, 2015

Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Electric World Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shows Promise at Arena StageBWW Reviews: Electric World Premiere of DEAR EVAN HANSEN Shows Promise at Arena Stage
by Jennifer Perry - Jul 31, 2015

I am happy to report that there's a lot to like in this drama with comedic undertones. If it is to have a future – whether in New York or elsewhere – there's a more than solid foundation from which to build. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Highlights from Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Opening Tonight at Arena StageBWW TV: Watch Highlights from Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, Opening Tonight at Arena Stage
by TV - On the Road - Jul 30, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater, presents DEAR EVAN HANSEN, opening tonight, July 30, in the Kreeger Theater, for a run through August 23. BroadwayWorld has highlights from the show below! (more...)

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