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THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 21-27THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 21-27
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 27, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of The Oscars, opening night of the West End production of BEAUTIFUL, the cast of HAMILTON celebrating the show's upcoming Broadway transfer, and more! (more...)

BWW Reviews:  BRIGHT HALF LIFE Presents a Collage of Relationship MomentsBWW Reviews: BRIGHT HALF LIFE Presents a Collage of Relationship Moments
by Michael Dale - Feb 27, 2015

Tanya Barfield's newest paints a vivid picture of a relationship through dozens of quick, non-linear scenes. (more...)

Tony Blair Talks Iraq in Broadway's THE AUDIENCE; Character Added to West End ProductionTony Blair Talks Iraq in Broadway's THE AUDIENCE; Character Added to West End Production
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Tony Blair is the newest Prime Minister to appear in The Audience, now playing on Broadway starring Helen Mirren. According to the Daily Mail, The Queen 'is shown making an impassioned plea to Tony Blair not to rush into war with Iraq.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Larry David & More in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway!Photo Flash: First Look at Larry David & More in FISH IN THE DARK on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

FISH IN THE DARK, the new comedy written by and starring Larry David, is running for an 18-week limited engagement through Sunday, June 7 at the Cort Theatre. Opening night is Thursday, March 5. The comedy, directed by Anna D. Shapiro, also stars Rita Wilson, Rosie Perez, Jayne Houdyshell, Ben Shenkman and Lewis J. Stadlen, heading a cast of 18, BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2015 - JOHN & JEN and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/26/2015 - JOHN & JEN and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 26, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: A rare revival of JOHN & JEN opens off-Broadway and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and More in Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURYPhoto Flash: All Aboard! First Look at Kristin Chenoweth, Peter Gallagher and More in Broadway's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents the classic musical On the Twentieth Century, which will play a 20-week limited engagement through July 5, 2015, opening officially on March 12, 2015 at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). On the Twentieth Century began previews on February 13. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars in action below! (more...)

World Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City CenterWorld Premiere of Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE Opens Tonight at New York City Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) through March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for tonight, February 25. (more...)

BWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in AtlantaBWW Reviews: WICKED Tour 'Thrillifies' Audiences at The Fox Theatre in Atlanta
by Sally Henry - Feb 25, 2015

If crowd appeal is any indication of a show's worth, Wicked is a multimillion-dollar treasure. WICKED's second national tour, 'The Munchkinland Tour,' flew into the Fox Theatre on Wednesday, February 18 to play a 3-week engagement, marking the show's fourth engagement at the historic Atlanta venue. Not surprisingly, this production did not disappoint. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Helen Mirren and More in THE AUDIENCE on BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look at Helen Mirren and More in THE AUDIENCE on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Academy Award winner Helen Mirren will return to Broadway this spring as Elizabeth II in Peter Morgan's The Audience, directed by two-time Tony Award winner Stephen Daldry. Previews begin Tuesday, February 17, 2015; Opening Night is Sunday, March 8, 2015; the limited engagement runs through June 28, 2015 at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street, New York, NY). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heads to Philadelphia, 4/3-5MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL Heads to Philadelphia, 4/3-5
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

MIGHTY REAL: A FABULOUS SYLVESTER MUSICAL, the hit musical celebration of the life and music of the original 1970s 'Queen of Disco,' Sylvester, will come to Philadelphia for one weekend only, performing at the Painted Bride Art Center (230 Vine Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106) for five shows only: Friday, April 3rd, 2015 @ 8pm; Saturday, April 4th, 2015 @ 2pm & 8pm; and Sunday, April 5th, 2015 @ 3pm & 7:30pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: John Cameron Mitchell Returns to HEDWIG Tonight; New Shots!Photo Flash: John Cameron Mitchell Returns to HEDWIG Tonight; New Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell will returns to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway tonight, February 24, now that his knee injury has had time to heal. In honor of the occasion, check out new photos of him onstage as 'Hedwig' below! (more...)

BWW Flashback: A Sparkling Send-Off! YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Closes on BroadwayBWW Flashback: A Sparkling Send-Off! YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU Closes on Broadway
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 22, 2015

YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU, the Pulitzer Prize-winning revival by Moss Hart and George S. Kaufman, marks its final performance this afternoon, February 22, 2015. It will have played for 208 performances at Broadway's Longacre Theatre. Below, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the revival's run on the Great White Way! (more...)

BWW Flashback: A DELICATE BALANCE Concludes Broadway Run Today!BWW Flashback: A DELICATE BALANCE Concludes Broadway Run Today!
by BWW Special Coverage - Feb 22, 2015

The Broadway revival of Edward Albee's A Delicate Balance, directed by Pam MacKinnon and starring Glenn Close, John Lithgow, Lindsay Duncan, Bob Balaban, Clare Higgins, and Martha Plimpton concludes its run today, February 22, at the Golden Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA 'Takes a Chance' on Milwaukee at Marcus Center For The Performing ArtsBWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA 'Takes a Chance' on Milwaukee at Marcus Center For The Performing Arts
by Keith Gray - Feb 22, 2015

Most musical theater ends with a simple curtain call with the audience expressing their appreciation for the performance they had attended. Mamma Mia, though, ends with and explosion of music, bringing the audience to it's feet for an encore where the cast invites the audience to sing and dance along. And, Friday Night at the Marcus Center for the Performing Arts, we certainly did. (more...)

BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA - 'Here We Go Again'BWW Reviews: MAMMA MIA - 'Here We Go Again'
by Amanda Finn - Feb 22, 2015

Milwaukee was transported from its gloomy, snowy space to a warm Grecian island on Friday when the national tour of Mamma Mia rolled into town. Directed by the brilliant Phyllida Lloyd (who directed both the film version as well as the critically acclaimed film The Iron Lady), the feel good musical certainly had the audiences in Uhlein Hall grooving to the music. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to The Buell Theatre This SpringPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, Coming to The Buell Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy present the First National Tour of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, which plays The Buell Theatre March 31-April 19 only. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the production below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: February 14-20
by Anna Bencivengo - Feb 20, 2015

Catch up on the week's biggest stories from Broadway and beyond in BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures,' featuring coverage of press events, rehearsals, opening nights, and more. Highlights this week include coverage of Jeremy Jordan and Laura Benanti in PARADE in concert, the opening night of Lin Manuel Miranda's HAMILTON, Sienna Miller's first performance as Sally Bowles in CABARET, and more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes &  Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFEPhoto Flash: First Look at Rachael Holmes & Rebecca Henderson in Tanya Barfield's BRIGHT HALF LIFE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Women's Project Theater, under the leadership of newly-appointed Producing Artistic Director Lisa McNulty, is pleased to present the World Premiere of BRIGHT HALF LIFE - a new play by Pulitzer Prize finalist Tanya Barfield and directed by Tony Award nominee Leigh Silverman - in a five-week limited engagement at New York City Center Stage II (131 W. 55th Street) from Tuesday, February 17 to March 22, 2015. Opening night is set for Wednesday, February 25. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN, Now Playing at Signature TheatrePhoto Flash: First Look at Naomi Wallace's THE LIQUID PLAIN, Now Playing at Signature Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2015

Signature Theatre presents the New York Premiere of The Liquid Plain by Naomi Wallace, directed by Kwame Kwei-Armah. The production runs through March 29, 2015 with a March 8 opening night in The Alice Griffin Jewel Box Theatre at The Pershing Square Signature Center (480 West 42nd Street between 9th and 10th Avenues). BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the production below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 2/20/2015 - PLACEBO, HOME STREET HOME at Z Space and More!WAKE UP with BWW 2/20/2015 - PLACEBO, HOME STREET HOME at Z Space and More!
by Jessica Showers - Feb 20, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: PLACEBO begins off-Broadway, HOME STREET HOME starts in LA, Claybourne Elder stars in ANGELS IN AMERICA in KC, IOWA meets the press and three Broadway shows end this weekend! (more...)

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