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Hottest Articles on BWW 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016
by - Aug 30, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 8/23/2016 - 8/30/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Goes Classical With Schubert's 'Ave Maria'VIDEO: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo Goes Classical With Schubert's 'Ave Maria'
by Michael Dale - Aug 26, 2016

'My learning never stops,' THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Ervio tells her Facebook followers. So even with all the awards and accolades, the West End and Broadway star takes her voice lessons every Friday. (more...)

VIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup TableVIDEOS: THE COLOR PURPLE's Cynthia Erivo, A Champ On Stage, In The Gym and At The Makeup Table
by Michael Dale - Aug 24, 2016

Starring on Broadway as the determined survivor Celie in the hit revival of THE COLOR PURPLE eight times a week just isn't enough of a workout for Tony-winner Cynthia Erivo. (more...)

Return of the Queen! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer HollidayReturn of the Queen! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer Holliday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This will mark Holliday's first Broadway show since 2001, when she played Matron Mama Morton in CHICAGO. To celebrate the big news, take your afternoon coffee break with the Broadway legend and some of her most memorable performances! (more...)

Breaking News: Jennifer Holliday Will Return to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE; Heather Headley Set to Depart in OctoberBreaking News: Jennifer Holliday Will Return to Broadway in THE COLOR PURPLE; Heather Headley Set to Depart in October
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

Beginning performances Tuesday, October 4, Tony and Grammy Award winner JENNIFER HOLLIDAY will assume the role of Shug Avery in John Doyle's Tony Award-winning production of the Broadway musical, THE COLOR PURPLE.  HEATHER HEADLEY, who is currently performing the role, will give her final performance on Sunday, October 2. (more...)

Tooting Arts Club's SWEENEY TODD Will Arrive at Barrow Street Theatre This SpringTooting Arts Club's SWEENEY TODD Will Arrive at Barrow Street Theatre This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

Tooting Arts Club's acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber of Fleet Street is coming to New York City following sold-out runs in London where the show debuted in Harrington's Pie and Mash Shop, the oldest continuously operating pie shop in Britain. (more...)

Earl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe Lead RAGTIME at Charing Cross TheatreEarl Carpenter and Anita Louise Combe Lead RAGTIME at Charing Cross Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Aug 22, 2016

Earl Carpenter, who starred in the West End and on Broadway as The Phantom in The Phantom of the Opera and Inspector Javert in Les Miserables, and West End star Anita Louise Combe, Tessie Tura in Gypsy at the Savoy Theatre and both Roxie Hart and Velma Kelly in Chicago, are to head the cast of a major new actor-musician production of RAGTIME. (more...)

Melissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 SeasonMelissa Errico-Led FINIAN'S RAINBOW Headlines Irish Rep's 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2016

Irish Repertory Theatre has announced its Fall 2016 Season. On the Francis J. Greenburger Mainstage will be FINIAN'S RAINBOW, adapted and directed by Irish Rep Artistic Director Charlotte Moore, and starring Melissa Errico ('Billions', Encores! Do I Hear A Waltz?), who will reprise her role from the acclaimed 2004 production. (more...)

Breaking News: Jason Sudeikis Will Lead Classic Stage Company's DEAD POETS SOCIETY Off-BroadwayBreaking News: Jason Sudeikis Will Lead Classic Stage Company's DEAD POETS SOCIETY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 16, 2016

Classic Stage Company (Artistic Director John Doyle and Managing Director Jeff Griffin) announced today that Jason Sudeikis will star as John Keating in the world premiere of Dead Poets Society, a new play based on the beloved 1989 film. Written by Academy Award winner Tom Schulman, adapted from his screenplay, and directed by John Doyle, Dead Poets Society is set at a rigorous all-boys preparatory school renowned for its ancient traditions, where the unconventional Professor Keating inspires his students to defy conformity, and to live passionately. Performances for Dead Poets Society will begin Thursday, October 27 at CSC (136 East 13thStreet) with an official press opening Thursday, November 17. Additional casting will be announced in the coming weeks. (more...)

Alan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie HallAlan Cumming and Andy Karl Will Appear in Chita Rivera's NOWADAYS at Carnegie Hall
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

Producer Daniel Nardicio will present CHITA: NOWADAYS, marking the first time Broadway legend CHITA RIVERA will headline the iconic venue Carnegie Hall, on Monday, November 7, 2016 at 8:00 PM. (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

JPD Financial Teams up with AFMS and URA to Increase Client SavingsJPD Financial Teams up with AFMS and URA to Increase Client Savings
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

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AND NO MORE SHALL WE PART, Starring Alfred Molina & Jane Kaczmarek, to Open This Weekend at WilliamstownAND NO MORE SHALL WE PART, Starring Alfred Molina & Jane Kaczmarek, to Open This Weekend at Williamstown
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival (Mandy Greenfield, Artistic Director) hosts the opening night for the final Nikos Stage production of the 2016 Season Saturday, August 13th at 8:00pm with the American premiere of And No More Shall We Part (August 10th -August 21st). (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Teams with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Adds Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY to 2016-17 LineupGeffen Playhouse Teams with Williamstown Theatre Festival, Adds Anna Ziegler's ACTUALLY to 2016-17 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2016

Geffen Playhouse has announced the addition of award-winning playwright Anna Ziegler's Actually to its 2016/2017 season, a co-world premiere with the Williamstown Theatre Festival. The production is slated to run May 2, 2017 through June 11, 2017 in the Audrey Skirball Kenis Theater at the Geffen Playhouse. Opening night is May 10, 2017. (more...)

TNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present LUREDTNC's 2016 Dream Up Festival to Present LURED
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

LURED, a new play by Frank J. Avella that explores the persecution of gays in Russia, will be presented in the 2016 Dream Up Festival at Theater for the New City (Crystal Field, Artistic Director). (more...)

Wendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER to Open This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre FestivalWendy Wasserstein's AN AMERICAN DAUGHTER to Open This Weekend at Williamstown Theatre Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2016

Williamstown Theatre Festival hosts the opening night for the final Main Stage production of the 2016 Season Saturday, August 6th at 8:00pm with Wendy Wasserstein's An American Daughter (August 3 -August 21). (more...)

Tony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater CompanyTony Shalhoub, John Cariani, Katrina Lenk and More to Lead THE BAND'S VISIT Premiere at Atlantic Theater Company
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2016

Atlantic Theater Company just announced casting for the world premiere musical The Band's Visit, directed by Lortel and Obie Award winner David Cromer and featuring a book by Drama Desk Award nominee Itamar Moses, an original score by three-time Tony Award nominee David Yazbekand choreography by Lee Sher. (more...)

UPDATE: Stephen Sondheim Discusses New Musical Based on Bunuel, Premiering in 2017UPDATE: Stephen Sondheim Discusses New Musical Based on Bunuel, Premiering in 2017
by Michael Dale - Aug 3, 2016

His collaboration with bookwriter David Ives is based on two films by 1930s Spanish surrealist Luis Buņuel. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22Donna McKechnie Signs on for REAF's HELP IS ON THE WAY 22
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Donna McKechnie has just signed on to appear at the REAF Help Is On The Way 22 show on Sunday, August 21, 2016 at the Herbst Theatre in San Francisco. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/27/16- A CATERED AFFAIRSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 7/27/16- A CATERED AFFAIR
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2016

Today in 2008, A Catered Affair closed at the Walter Kerr Theatre, where it ran for 116 performances. A Catered Affair is a musical with a book by Harvey Fierstein and music and lyrics by John Bucchino. It is based on both the 1956 film The Catered Affair written by Gore Vidal and the original 1955 teleplay by Paddy Chayefsky, set in 1953 in the Bronx. John Doyle directed the production, which starred Fierstein, Faith Prince and Tom Wopat. (more...)

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