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SIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Lead BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Tonight at Town HallSIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Lead BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Tonight at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, tonight, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, ERIN DAVIE & EMILY PADGETT, sing their famous two duets for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. Performing 'Unplugged,' audiences will hear these two iconic songs soar with a purity they have never heard before. (more...)

BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury a Must-See Performance Now thru Feb. 1!BLITHE SPIRIT with Angela Lansbury a Must-See Performance Now thru Feb. 1!
by Linda Hodges and Nick Hodges - Jan 24, 2015

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BWW Flashback: THE LAST SHIP Sets Final Sail from Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre TonightBWW Flashback: THE LAST SHIP Sets Final Sail from Broadway's Neil Simon Theatre Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 24, 2015

THE LAST SHIP will play its final performance on Broadway tonight, January 24 at 8 p.m., at the Neil Simon Theatre (where it has played 29 preview performances and 105 regular performances). Prior to its Broadway debut, The Last Ship had a five-week tryout in Chicago last summer, where it played 38 performances. On December 9, 2014, Sting, who composed The Last Ship's score, joined the cast in the role of Jackie White, the foreman of the shipyard who rallies his community to build one last ship meant to sail the world. BroadwayWorld salutes the musical with a closing night flashback below! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL, GRAND BUDAPEST, TRUE DETECTIVE Among Artios Award Winners; Full ListBEAUTIFUL, GRAND BUDAPEST, TRUE DETECTIVE Among Artios Award Winners; Full List
by TV News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Casting Society of America (CSA) has named the winners for the 30th Annual Artios Awards, which took place tonight in both Los Angeles at the Beverly Hilton and in New York at 42WEST (formerly XL Nightclub), Cabaret & Lounge. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS is Neither Forest Nor TreesBWW Reviews: Fiasco's INTO THE WOODS is Neither Forest Nor Trees
by Michael Dale - Jan 23, 2015

Sub-par singing and surface acting curse this chamber production. (more...)

Review Roundup: Reimagined INTO THE WOODS Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Reimagined INTO THE WOODS Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Jan 22, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's Tony Award-winning Into the Woods. Directed by Noah Brody and Ben Steinfeld, this production premiered in May 2013 at the McCarter Theatre in association with the Fiasco Theater. Into the Woods officially opens tonight, January 22, 2015 at the Laura Pels Theatre. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

DVR Alert: Tony Danza, Martin Short to Visit CBS's LATE LATE SHOW, 1/26DVR Alert: Tony Danza, Martin Short to Visit CBS's LATE LATE SHOW, 1/26
by TV News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

CBS has announced that HONEYMOON IN VEGAS star Tony Danza and IT'S ONLY A PLAY's Martin Short will guest on THE LATE LATE SHOW on Monday, January 26. (more...)

Fiasco Theater's Reimagined INTO THE WOODS Opens at Roundabout TonightFiasco Theater's Reimagined INTO THE WOODS Opens at Roundabout Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's Tony Award-winning INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (But You Can Go Back and See It Again)BWW Reviews: YOU CAN'T TAKE IT WITH YOU (But You Can Go Back and See It Again)
by Michael Dale - Jan 22, 2015

Anna Chlumsky and Richard Thomas have been added to the top-flight ensemble. (more...)

Photo Flash: She's Back! First Look at John Cameron Mitchell in HEDWIG on BroadwayPhoto Flash: She's Back! First Look at John Cameron Mitchell in HEDWIG on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell returns to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musicalHedwig and The Angry Inch, which they debuted in the 1998 hit Off-Broadway production. Mitchell appears alongside Tony Award winner Lena Hall, who continues with the production as Yitzhak, for a strictly limited eight week engagement. Scroll down for a first look at Mitchell in costume and onstage! (more...)

THE ELEPHANT MAN Moves Up Closing as Bradley Cooper Heads to the OscarsTHE ELEPHANT MAN Moves Up Closing as Bradley Cooper Heads to the Oscars
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

The producers of The Elephant Man are pleased to congratulate Bradley Cooper on his Academy Award nominations for Best Actor and, as a producer, Best Picture for the film American Sniper. To allow Mr. Cooper to attend the award ceremony in Los Angeles on Sunday, February 22, The Elephant Man will now play its final Broadway performance on Saturday, February 21 at 8 pm. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look - New World Stages' NEVERMORE Brings Edgar Allan Poe Off-BroadwayPhoto Flash: First Look - New World Stages' NEVERMORE Brings Edgar Allan Poe Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

NEVERMORE - The Imaginary Life and Mysterious Death of Edgar Allan Poe,a unique theatrical experience combining haunting music, poetic storytelling, and stunning stagecraft to tell the fascinating and moving life story of iconic American writer Edgar Allan Poe (1809-1849), began performances at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues) on January 14, 2015, with an official opening night scheduled for Sunday, January 25, 2015. Check out a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Fiasco Theater's Reimagined INTO THE WOODS Opens at Roundabout TomorrowFiasco Theater's Reimagined INTO THE WOODS Opens at Roundabout Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jan 21, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company presents a new Off-Broadway production of Stephen Sondheim & James Lapine's Tony Award-winning INTO THE WOODS. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway-Bound THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in Toronto!Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway-Bound THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD in Toronto!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier today, THE HEART OF ROBIN HOOD, which opened last week in Toronto, will extend for four additional weeks of performances in Toronto. Tickets for the additional four weeks go on sale Monday January 26. At the same time, producers also announced that plans for the Broadway run have changed. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda's New Musical HAMILTON Begins Tonight at the PublicLin-Manuel Miranda's New Musical HAMILTON Begins Tonight at the Public
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

The Public Theater presents the world premiere musical Hamilton, beginning previews tonight, January 20, in The Public's Newman Theater. Inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, Hamilton runs through Sunday, April 5 with an official press opening on Tuesday, February 17. (more...)

BWW Interview: One Fine Year- Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Reflects on Time in BEAUTIFUL, Working on WAITRESS & More!BWW Interview: One Fine Year- Tony Winner Jessie Mueller Reflects on Time in BEAUTIFUL, Working on WAITRESS & More!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 19, 2015

The cast of the Tony Award-winning hit Beautiful just celebrated the show's one year anniversary. Since opening on Broadway on January 12, 2014, Beautiful has broken all box office records at the Stephen Sondheim Theatre, where it recently became the highest grossing production in the theatre's history. Leading the company is Tony winner Jessie Mueller, who has been with the show all along the way. Mueller just chatted with BroadwayWorld about her year as Carole King, working with Sara Bareiless on her new WAITRESS musical, performing at the Kennedy Center Honors, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

BWW Interviews: Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley Talk HONEYMOON IN VEGASBWW Interviews: Rob McClure and Brynn O'Malley Talk HONEYMOON IN VEGAS
by Caryn Robbins - Jan 18, 2015

Today, McClure and O'Malley speak exclusively with BWW about these well-intentioned characters who are thrust into the most extraordinary circumstances, yet still find a way to make true love prevail. (more...)

BWW Interview: Caroline Bowman Talks Getting Green as WICKED's Newest Elphaba!BWW Interview: Caroline Bowman Talks Getting Green as WICKED's Newest Elphaba!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 18, 2015

WICKED just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last month. Caroline Bowman (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) stepped into the role of Elphaba, and Kara Lindsay (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) assumed the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. Kathy Fitzgerald returned to the Broadway company as Madame Morrible, a role she has played on Broadway and on national tour, and Matt Shingledecker (West Side Story) assumed the role of Fiyero. Two-time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) stepped into the role of Boq. Bowman recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about rejoining the cast, her take on the character, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! Click here to read BroadwayWorld's interview with her WICKED counterpart, Kara Lindsay! (more...)

BWW Flashback: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Ends Broadway Run TodayBWW Flashback: MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Ends Broadway Run Today
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 18, 2015

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL, the hit musical featuring the music of the legendary Motown catalogue and a book by Berry Gordy, ends its Broadway run today, January 18 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. MOTOWN is set to return to Broadway at a Nederlander theatre to be announced in July 2016. Last spring, the first National Tour of Motown the Musical opened to critical acclaim, grossing an impressive $20 Million dollars during a packed sixteen-week run, and is now heading to major markets across the US. MOTOWN will also head to London's West End this summer. (more...)

BWW Interview: Kara Lindsay Talks Conquering the High Notes as WICKED's Newest Glinda!BWW Interview: Kara Lindsay Talks Conquering the High Notes as WICKED's Newest Glinda!
by Nicole Rosky - Jan 17, 2015

WICKED just welcomed new cast members to the Gershwin Theatre last month. Caroline Bowman (Kinky Boots, Eva in the Broadway revival tour of Evita) stepped into the role of Elphaba, and Kara Lindsay (original cast of Broadway's Newsies) assumed the role of Glinda, directly from playing the role on national tour. Kathy Fitzgerald returned to the Broadway company as Madame Morrible, a role she has played on Broadway and on national tour, and Matt Shingledecker (West Side Story) assumed the role of Fiyero. Two-time Tony Award Nominee Robin de Jesus (In the Heights, La Cage Aux Folles) stepped into the role of Boq. Lindsay recently chatted with BroadwayWorld about her take on Glinda, the challenges of the role, and so much more. Check out the full interview below! Check back tomorrow to read BroadwayWorld's interview with her WICKED counterpart, Caroline Bowman! (more...)

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