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Support Take It From The Top: Bid to Meet KINKY BOOTS' Wayne BradySupport Take It From The Top: Bid to Meet KINKY BOOTS' Wayne Brady
by Michael Dale - Feb 11, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction benefits Take It From The Top, a National Arts Alliance dedicated to providing quality education enrichment through music, dance and theatre. (more...)

Breaking News: Disney's FROZEN Sets Out-of-Town Tryout for Denver Center; Full Season Announced!Breaking News: Disney's FROZEN Sets Out-of-Town Tryout for Denver Center; Full Season Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

Denver Center for the Performing Arts, the nation's largest non-profit theatre organization, announced the 2016/17 Broadway season featuring the pre-Broadway debut of FROZEN. (more...)

Original Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTSOriginal Broadway Cast Member Kyle Taylor Parker to Join Toronto's KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth, Hal Luftig and David Mirvish announced today that original Broadway cast member Kyle Taylor Parker will join the Toronto company as 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical KINKY BOOTS at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. Parker, who played 'Lola' on Broadway and on tour, will take over the role in Toronto, beginning March 15, 2016. (more...)

Toronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on BroadwayToronto KINKY BOOTS Star Alan Mingo Jr. to Succeed Wayne Brady as 'Lola' on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Alan Mingo Jr. will play 'Lola' in the Tony Award-winning musical Kinky Boots at the Al Hirschfeld Theatre (302 West 45th Street), beginning March 29, 2016. Mingo, who comes to Broadway straight from the Toronto production of Kinky Boots, succeeds Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady in the role. Brady, who took over the coveted part of 'Lola' from Tony Award-winner (and original star) Billy Porter in November 2015, plays his final performance on March 27, 2016. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016Official: Newton Faulkner Joins Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT UK Tour as 'Johnny', May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2016

Double Platinum selling artist Newton Faulkner joins the cast of Green Day's explosive Tony Award ® winning musical, American Idiot, on it's UK Tour. Newton will be taking on the role of Johnny from May 2016 after Matt Thorpe, who will open the role from 19 March at the Curve Theatre, Leicester until 7 May at the New Theatre, Oxford.  One of the UK's finest contemporary singer-songwriters, Newton's unique style of guitar playing and soaring vocals have made him a worldwide success since he burst onto the music scene back in 2007.  (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Kravis Center's 2016-17 Broadway SeasonBEAUTIFUL, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS & More Set for Kravis Center's 2016-17 Broadway Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2016

The Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts is proud to announce the ninth annual series of Kravis On Broadway, which will present a record number of seven smash hits from the Great White Way, including several multiple Tony Award® winners. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/4/16- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWNSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 2/4/16- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Feb 4, 2016

Today in 1999, You're A Good an Charlie Brown opened at the Ambassador Theatre, where it ran for 149 performances. A 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, the show is based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. THe 1999 revival featured new dialogue by Michael Mayer, who also directed, and additional songs and orchestration written by Andrew Lippa; choreography was by Jerry Mitchell. The cast featured Anthony Rapp, Kristin Chenoweth, and Roger Bart. (more...)

Get Great Seats from $99 for ON YOUR FEET on Broadway!Get Great Seats from $99 for ON YOUR FEET on Broadway!
by Contests - Broadway - Feb 1, 2016

ON YOUR FEET! is the new Broadway musical about two people who believed in their talent, their music and each other and became an international sensation. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

Malan Breton Wins Fashion Group International's 19th Annual Rising Star AwardMalan Breton Wins Fashion Group International's 19th Annual Rising Star Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Fashion Designer Malan Breton takes home the prestigious Men's Wear Award for Malan Breton HOMME's - Malan Breton.  Breton states, “I am honored and elated to win this award.  I was amongst some strong colleagues and truly respect their work so was surprised when I won.”   This is an amazing acknowledgment to have in my career, I am overwhelmed at this incredible win,” says the designer. (more...)

West End's KINKY BOOTS Now Booking Through SeptemberWest End's KINKY BOOTS Now Booking Through September
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 24 September 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 1 February 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks Bringing the Heat in Broadway's KINKY BOOTSVIDEO: Wayne Brady Talks Bringing the Heat in Broadway's KINKY BOOTS
by TV News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

Multi-talented performer Wayne Brady stopped by today's GMA to discuss his run as a drag queen in the Tony-winning musical KINKY BOOTS. (more...)

TRU to Host Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone), 1/30TRU to Host Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone), 1/30
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU)  in association with JAMS (Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services) presents the Mediation Techniques for Producers (And Everyone): Dealing with the Off-Stage Dramas, on Saturday, January 30, 2016 from 12noon to 4:30pm at the JAMS Conference Room, The New York Times Building, 620 Eighth Avenue (btw. 40th and 41st Streets), 34th floor, NYC. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016KINKY BOOTS Extends Toronto Run Through May 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Toronto audiences refuse to let KINKY BOOTS end at the Royal Alexandra Theatre. The show, which had its Canadian debut on June 16, 2015, was originally booked for a 12-week run. The demand from audiences was so strong, it has already been extended three times. In fact, GASLIGHT, which was supposed to play at the Royal Alex was moved to a reconfigured Ed Mirvish Theatre, so that KINKY BOOTS could be extended. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth MaloneThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth Malone
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 18, 2016

On Monday, January 18th, The Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-nominated FUN HOME star Beth Malone. Malone made her Broadway debut in the 2006 production of RING OF FIRE, and has found much success working regionally, including a critically acclaimed turn in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Award Winners Announced2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Award Winners Announced
by Alan Henry - Jan 18, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, I am very excited to announce the 2015 BroadwayWorld Toronto Award winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Tyler Mount Gives a Much Needed Refresher on Theatre EtiquetteSTAGE TUBE: Tyler Mount Gives a Much Needed Refresher on Theatre Etiquette
by Stage Tube - Jan 14, 2016

After a less than pleasant theatre going experience, Popular Broadway Youtube personality Tyler Mount recently gave the entire world a much-needed reminder on the importance of theatre etiquette. Below, see Tyler's tips on how to be a respectful and pleasant theatre patron and all the do's and don'ts while seeing your favorite show! (more...)

2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Winners Announced - Audra McDonald, Jerry Mitchell, Andrea Martin and More!2015 BroadwayWorld Los Angeles Awards Winners Announced - Audra McDonald, Jerry Mitchell, Andrea Martin and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 13, 2016

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 70 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2015 Los Angeles Awards winners. Highlights include Audra McDonald as 'Best Cabaret Artist', Jerry Mitchell for KINKY BOOTS, Andrea Martin in PIPPIN, and more!  Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This FallKINKY BOOTS Returning to DPAC This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

Back by popular demand, Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), will return to DPAC September 13-18 as part of the Encore Broadway at DPAC series. (more...)

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