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VIDEO: Omigod You Guys! Watch Highlights from Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE in LexingtonVIDEO: Omigod You Guys! Watch Highlights from Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE in Lexington
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. The Tony nominated actress teamed up with The LEX Artistic Director Lyndy Franklin Smith (A Chorus Line, The Little Mermaid), for her directorial debut. Check out highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre CompanyPhoto Flash: First Look at Laura Bell Bundy-Helmed LEGALLY BLONDE at The LEXington Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2017

Broadway's original Elle Woods, Laura Bell Bundy, returned to her hometown of Lexington, Kentucky to co-direct The LEXington Theatre Company's production of Legally Blonde. Legally Blonde, the third mainstage production from The LEXington Theatre Company, opened last night, and features original choreography by Jerry Mitchell, recreated and adapted by Brooke Engen (Gypsy, Hairspray) and Tiffany Engen (Legally Blonde), as well as original Broadway cast members Kevin Pariseau and Chico the Chihuahua. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Interview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical ExtravaganzaInterview: MAMMA MIA! Director Kathleen Marshall and Stars Lea DeLaria and Corbin Bleu Share Their Excitement About This Summer's Hollywood Bowl Musical Extravaganza
by Shari Barrett - Jul 21, 2017

This year, the Bowl's annual staged musical visits the 2001 international phenomenon about a young woman's plot to uncover the identity of her father among three of her mother's former loves, all of whom are invited to her wedding on a Greek island. But which man turns out to be her father and walks her down the aisle? Filled with ABBA's timeless songs, including 'Dancing Queen' and 'Voulez Vous,' get ready to have the time of your life July 28-29-30 seeing MAMMA MIA! at the Hollywood Bowl, directed and choreographed by Kathleen Marshall and conducted by David Holcenberg. Kathleen Marshall is one of Broadway's most celebrated artists. Honored numerous times for her work on stage and screen, she has won three Tony Awards (with six more nominations) and two Drama Desk Awards (four additional nominations). Marshall has also been nominated for both an Olivier and an Emmy. The MAMA MIA! production at the Hollywood Bowl marks her Los Angeles debut as a director/choreographer, and I recently was fortunate to speak with her, and stars Corbin Bleu and Lea DeLaria, about their excitement being involved in the musical extravaganza. (more...)

Fabulous Fox Announces New Season Ticket Packages, Including MORMON, PHANTOM, CHICAGO, and More!Fabulous Fox Announces New Season Ticket Packages, Including MORMON, PHANTOM, CHICAGO, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Fabulous Fox Theatre announces a new U. S. Bank Broadway Series season ticket package with a "pick one" option for subscribers will go on sale August 1. HAMILTON is no longer available as part of a Season Package. T new six-show package will include: THE BODYGUARD, ON YOUR FEET!, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING & I, SCHOOL OF ROCK and THE COLOR PURPLE. T sixth show of the package will be selected from the following series specials: THE BOOK OF MORMON, THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, THE WIZARD OF OZ, CHICAGO, Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC or A CHRISTMAS CAROL. (more...)

Lions and Tigers and Bares, Oh My! Theme Announced For WEST END BARESLions and Tigers and Bares, Oh My! Theme Announced For WEST END BARES
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Now in its eighth year as the West End's hottest annual fundraiser, join the cast of WEST END BARES as they strip off to see the Wizard in WEST END BARES: RUBY STRIPPERS at The Novello Theatre on Sunday 29 October with performances at 7.00pm and 9.30pm. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Two Special Additions to 2017-18 Broadway Season!Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces Two Special Additions to 2017-18 Broadway Season!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces two special additions to the 2017-18 Broadway season, a new mystery play, Mike Hammer Encore For Murder, starring Gary Sandy (WKRP In Cincinnati) and the Tony Award-Winning Best Musical Kinky Boots. Previously announced performances for the upcoming Broadway season include the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line and Cabaret, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. Tickets and packages are on-sale now. (more...)

Run and Tell That! NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!  Garners 7 EMMY NominationsRun and Tell That! NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Garners 7 EMMY Nominations
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 14, 2017

NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was the recipient of seven Emmy nominations. Below, check out colorful images from the live broadcast featuring Emmy-nominated set designs, costumes, make-up, hairstyles and more, along with video which illustrates why HAIRSPRAY LIVE! was worthy of yesterday's high honors! (more...)

Tisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood BowlTisha Campbell-Martin, Hamish Linklater and Steven Weber Complete Cast of MAMMA MIA! at The Hollywood Bowl
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Final casting has been announced for the Hollywood Bowl's upcoming production of Mamma Mia!, Friday, July 28, at 8 PM, Saturday, July 29, at 8 PM and Sunday, July 30, at 7:30 PM. The new cast members are Tisha Campbell-Martin as Tanya, Hamish Linklater as Harry and Steven Weber as Bill. (more...)

BWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTSBWW Review: Atlantis Has Scored Yet Another Triumph in KINKY BOOTS
by Vince Vicentuan - Jul 12, 2017

The Cyndi Lauper-Harvey Fierstein award-winning musical 'Kinky Boots' has finally strutted into Manila, and if the spontaneous standing ovations and full houses since opening night are any indication, Lola, the indomitable drag queen at the center of the show, could be right--'I came for one thing only--adulation!' (more...)

BWW Previews:  Broadway Classics and Recent Faves at Washington PavilionBWW Previews: Broadway Classics and Recent Faves at Washington Pavilion
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2017

Broadway classics and recent favorites will be making their way to the Washington Pavilion in 2017  and 2018 as part of the Pavillon Performance Series. Here's the exciting line-up! (more...)

Last Chance to Conga! Save Up to 40% to ON YOUR FEETLast Chance to Conga! Save Up to 40% to ON YOUR FEET
by Contests - Broadway - Jul 10, 2017

For Emilio and Gloria Estefan, Havana would always be home. But America-and music history-was their destiny. Discover the remarkable true story of how they made their American dream come true in the smash hit Broadway musical, On Your Feet! Featuring some of your favorite hit songs, including 'Conga,' 'Rhythm Is Gonna Get You' and 'Anything For You,' this exhilarating new Broadway musical is directed by two-time Tony Award® winner Jerry Mitchell (Kinky Boots), with choreography by Olivier Award winner Sergio Trujillo (Jersey Boys) and an original book by Academy Award® winner Alexander Dinelaris (Birdman). Prepare to be On Your Feet from start to finish! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan SayerThe Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

Photo Flash: The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya! ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Arsht CenterPhoto Flash: The Rhythm is Gonna Get Ya! ON YOUR FEET! Comes to Arsht Center
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway in Miami are pleased to announce that tickets for the Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The first national tour will celebrate its Grand Opening in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 5-15, 2017. (more...)

Watch LIVE: The 2017 Jimmy Awards Pre-Show Update at Broadway's Minskoff TheatreWatch LIVE: The 2017 Jimmy Awards Pre-Show Update at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek KlenaThe Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek Klena
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare. (more...)

BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!BWW TV: It's a 'World of Pure Imagination' Inside Rehearsals for the 2017 Jimmy Awards!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 26, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held tonight, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. BroadwayWorld stopped by rehearsals today and is excited to bring you footage from the studio and interviews with the students and their mentors! (more...)

2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook2017 Jimmy Awards Best Actor & Best Actress Presentations to Stream Live on Facebook
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

The ninth annual JIMMY AWARDS will be held on Monday, June 26th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. 74 high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress. Ceremony updates, Inspiring Teacher Award and the nominee award presentations will be streamed live on Facebook. (more...)

BWW Previews: ON YOUR FEET at Arsht Center for the Performing ArtsBWW Previews: ON YOUR FEET at Arsht Center for the Performing Arts
by John Lariviere - Jun 22, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center and Broadway in Miami are pleased to announce that tickets for the Miami engagement of the hit Broadway musical ON YOUR FEET! - based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan - will go on sale FRIDAY, JULY 21, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. The first national tour will celebrate its Grand Opening in the Estefans' home city of Miami, Florida at the Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County from October 5-15, 2017. (more...)

Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!Christie Prades & Mauricio Martinez to Conga on Tour in ON YOUR FEET!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2017

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman have announced that Cuban-American Broadway actress Christie Prades will star as seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan, and acclaimed stage and television actor Mauricio Martinez will play her 19-time Grammy-winning producer and husband Emilio Estefan, in the First National Tour of the Broadway musical On Your Feet! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 22nd, 2017 - 1984 Opens on Broadway and More!BWW Morning Brief June 22nd, 2017 - 1984 Opens on Broadway and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 22, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: 1984, starring Olivia Wilde, Tom Sturridge and Reed Birney, opens tonight on Broadway! (more...)

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