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Sally Field to Discuss Storied Career, Tennessee Williams and More in ProvincetownSally Field to Discuss Storied Career, Tennessee Williams and More in Provincetown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Producer Rick Murray has added award-winning actress Sally Field to the star-studded lineup of the 2017 Cabaret Series. (more...)

Chicago Tribune's Chris Jones Responds to Online Petition Against Critic Hedy WeissChicago Tribune's Chris Jones Responds to Online Petition Against Critic Hedy Weiss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 14, 2017

Chicago Tribune critic Chris Jones responded to BroadwayWorld's request for comment on the story. The statement echoes similar remarks Jones posted to his Facebook page. Here's what Jones had to say via email. (more...)

Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BroadwayCon has announced that Nicholas Barasch, Ariana DeBose, Gideon Glick, Randy Graff, and Doug Wright have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. (more...)

Online Petition Calls For Chicago Theatres Not To Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy WeissOnline Petition Calls For Chicago Theatres Not To Invite Sun-Times Critic Hedy Weiss
by Misha Davenport - Jun 14, 2017

The reviews are in and some in the theater community are non-too-pleased with Chicago Sun-Times theater and dance critic Hedy Weiss. (more...)

Aaron Lazar to Go FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD at Rockwell: Table & StageAaron Lazar to Go FROM BROADWAY TO HOLLYWOOD at Rockwell: Table & Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

With almost a dozen Broadway credits to his name, including Les Miserables, Mamma Mia, A Little Night Music and The Phantom of the Opera, Aaron Lazar is uniquely qualified to bring Broadway to Hollywood. (more...)

Michael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This JulyMichael Cerveris to Kick off Broadway @ The Art House Series This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, kicks off the seventh consecutive season of his smash hit Broadway @ The Art House concert series with two-time Tony Award winner Michael Cerveris for two shows only on July 1 and 2, with series host Seth Rudetsky as pianist and host. (more...)

WICKED Launches Lottery for Boston Opera House RunWICKED Launches Lottery for Boston Opera House Run
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to the Boston Opera House June 7 - July 23, 2017.  (more...)

Photo Flash: War Story DOGFIGHT Hunkers Down at Hudson MainstagePhoto Flash: War Story DOGFIGHT Hunkers Down at Hudson Mainstage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2017

AFTER HOURS THETRE COMPANY (who most recently produced I Love You Because) present, from the Academy Award-winning musical team responsible for "La La Land" and the smash Broadway hit Dear Evan Hansen, DOGFIGHT, music and lyrics by Benj Pasek and Justin Paul, book by Peter Duchan, musical direction by Elmo Zapp, choreography and co-direction by Jennifer Oundjian and co-directed by Jennifer Strattan. DOGFIGHT will open on Friday, June 2 and perform through Sunday, June 25 at the Hudson Backstage, 6539 Santa Monica Blvd. in Hollywood. (more...)

WICKED Flying to Grand Rapids This Fall; Tickets on Sale June 15WICKED Flying to Grand Rapids This Fall; Tickets on Sale June 15
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster, will make its Grand Rapids premiere on the DeVos Performance Hall stage October 18- November 5. (more...)

Alumni Successes Propel UNC School of the Arts' Drama School to Top Five RankingAlumni Successes Propel UNC School of the Arts' Drama School to Top Five Ranking
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has ranked the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) at No. 5 in the world. (more...)

WICKED Announces New London CastWICKED Announces New London Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

WICKED, the West End musical phenomenon that tells the incredible untold story of the Witches of Oz, is delighted to announce that Alice Fearn (Elphaba), Sophie Evans (Glinda),Bradley Jaden (Fiyero), Melanie La Barrie (Madame Morrible), Andy Hockley (The Wizard), Jack Lansbury (Boq) and Laura Pick (Standby for Elphaba) will head the new London cast from Monday 24 July 2017, joining current cast members Martin Ball (Doctor Dillamond), Sarah McNicholas (Nessarose) and Carina Gillespie (Standby for Glinda).  (more...)

Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton and More Headed to BroadwayCon 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

BroadwayCon is pleased to announce that Adam Chanler-Berat, Ann Harada, Emma Hunton, and Anthony Rosenthal have joined the Special Guest lineup for BroadwayCon 2018. BroadwayCon will return to the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center Friday, January 26 through Sunday, January 28, 2018. (more...)

WICKED in Cincinnati- Tickets On Sale Now!WICKED in Cincinnati- Tickets On Sale Now!
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and Cincinnati's most popular musical will return to the Aronoff Center September 13 - October 15, 2017 as a season special for the Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Cincinnati's 17/18 Season presented by TriHealth. Tickets for the return engagement are on sale now and available at the Aronoff Center Box Office downtown at 650 Walnut Street, online at CincinnatiArts.org or by phone at 513.621.ARTS. (more...)

THE GLASS MENAGERIE, Starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello Closes TodayTHE GLASS MENAGERIE, Starring Sally Field and Joe Mantello Closes Today
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2017

The Broadway revival of Tennessee Williams's The Glass Menagerie will play its final performance today, Sunday, May 21, 2017,  at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) . (more...)

BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo TheatreBWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 20, 2017

Good Triumphs Over All in WICKED. It's hard to know if in 1900 L. Frank Baum ever imagined there would be an afterlife to his children's book 'The Wizard of Oz,' but in 1939 MGM capitalized on book's wide appeal and their film version has became a staple in every child's movie experience. Flash forward 64 years to what can best be described as a prequel to Dorothy's famous journey, and you have the megamusical WICKED, which has become almost as popular as the MGM film. (more...)

Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf to Return to Broadway in THREE TALL WOMEN Spring 2018Glenda Jackson and Laurie Metcalf to Return to Broadway in THREE TALL WOMEN Spring 2018
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Producer Scott Rudin today announced that two-time Academy Award winning actress Glenda Jackson and three-time Emmy Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Laurie Metcalf will star in the Broadway premiere of Edward Albee's Pulitzer Prize-winning masterpiece Three Tall Women next spring, in a production directed by two-time Tony Award-winner Joe Mantello.  Beginning preview performances on Tuesday. February 27, 2018, Three Tall Women will have an official opening night on Thursday, March 29. (more...)

WICKED Ticket Lottery Announces at Shea'sWICKED Ticket Lottery Announces at Shea's
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

A day-of-performance lottery for a limited number of orchestra seats will be held for WICKED, which is returning to Shea's Buffalo Theatre with performances from May 17 - June 4.  Two and one-half hours prior to each performance, people who present themselves at the Shea's box office will have their names placed in a lottery drum; thirty minutes later, names will be drawn for a limited number of orchestra seats at $25 each, cash only.  This lottery is available only in-person at the box office, with a limit of two tickets per person.  Lottery participants must have a valid photo ID when submitting their entry form and, if chosen, when purchasing tickets.  (more...)

WICKED Goes on Sale Next Week at Fox Cities P.A.C.WICKED Goes on Sale Next Week at Fox Cities P.A.C.
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

WICKED, Broadway's biggest blockbuster and the Fox Cities' most popular musical, will return to the Fox Cities P.A.C. August 30 - September 10. Tickets for the return engagement go on sale Friday, May 19 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Chita Rivera Set for Evening of Songs and Conversation at Kimmel CenterChita Rivera Set for Evening of Songs and Conversation at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Chita Rivera is a living Broadway legend and a two-time Tony winner who originated the roles of Anita in 'West Side Story', 'Rosie in Bye Bye Birdie,' Velma in 'Chicago,' and appeared in the original casts of 'Guys and Dolls,' 'Can Can,' 'Jerry's Girls' and many others. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

Celebrated New York stage actor and stand-up comedian Mario Cantone makes his Cafe Carlyle debut, June 20 - 23. (more...)

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