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THEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy AwardTHEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

THEATER TALK has been nominated for a 2017 NY EMMY Award as the Best Interview/ Discussion Program for its episode, 'Talk to Remember.' (more...)

Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019Orpheum Announces 2017-2018 Broadway Season; HAMILTON Confirmed for 2018-2019
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

Today the Orpheum Theatre Group unveiled the highly anticipated 2017-2018 Broadway Season at an announcement party at the historic Orpheum Theatre. Attendees were the first to hear about next season's exciting offerings. HAMILTON was officially announced as part of the Orpheum's 2018-2019 Broadway Season. (more...)

HAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE, SCHOOL OF ROCK Headline Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 SeasonHAMILTON, THE COLOR PURPLE, SCHOOL OF ROCK Headline Segerstrom Center's 2017-18 Season
by Michael L. Quintos - Feb 16, 2017

A pair of fresh Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals, a couple of critically-acclaimed, Tony Award-winning revivals, plus Broadway's biggest hit of the century (hint: Lin-Manuel Miranda wrote it) will all be a part of the spectacular 2017-2018 Broadway season at Orange County's Segerstrom Center for the Arts in Costa Mesa. Announced earlier this week, SCFTA will be offering the following national tours for next season: SOMETHING ROTTEN • THE KING & I (2015 Revival) • LOVE NEVER DIES • HAMILTON • SCHOOL OF ROCK • ON YOUR FEET! • MOTOWN - THE MUSICAL • KINKY BOOTS • THE COLOR PURPLE (2016 Revival) • JERSEY BOYS • THE BOOK OF MORMON (more...)

HAMILTON to Anchor Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017-18 SeasonHAMILTON to Anchor Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 15, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that Broadway musical HAMILTON will play its premiere Atlanta engagement and anchor the 2017/2018 season at the Fox Theatre. (more...)

BWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad StageBWW Review: Oh What a Night with CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION at the Broad Stage
by Shari Barrett - Feb 14, 2017

The Eli and Edythe Broad Stage in Santa Monica recently presented the one and only spectacular Broadway legend Chita Rivera in a unique, one-night solo concert event - CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION, and I can honestly tell you the girl's still got it and knows exactly how to use it to bring Broadway magic to the stage! The incomparable Tony Award winner recreated signature moments from her legendary career including numbers from Sweet Charity, Chicago, Kiss of the Spider Woman, Bye, Bye, Birdie, The Rink, The Visit, and from her electric performance as Anita in the original Broadway premiere of West Side Story which brought her the stardom she so richly deserves. (more...)

VIDEO: Exuberant Cynthia Erivo Accepts Grammy for Best Musical Theater AlbumVIDEO: Exuberant Cynthia Erivo Accepts Grammy for Best Musical Theater Album
by TV News Desk - Feb 13, 2017

At last night's GRAMMY AWARDS, the cast recording of Broadway's THE COLOR PURPLE picked up the award for Best Musical Theater Album. (more...)

 THE COLOR PURPLE Wins Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award THE COLOR PURPLE Wins Best Musical Theater Album GRAMMY Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2017

Broadway Records' cast recording of THE COLOR PURPLE has won the Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. Cynthia Erivo and Jennifer Hudson are the principal soloists on the album produced by Stephen Bray, Van Dean, Frank Filipetti, Roy Furman, Scott Sanders and Jhett Tolentino. Stephen Bray, Brenda Russell and Allee Willis are composers/lyricists. (more...)

Lauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINSLauren Molina, Julia Murney, P.J. Griffith & More Sign on for Yale Rep's ASSASSINS
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

YALE REPERTORY THEATRE (James Bundy, Artistic Director; Victoria Nolan, Managing Director) continues its 50th Anniversary Season with a new production of ASSASSINS, book by John Weidman, music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, directed by James Bundy, March 17-April 8, at the University Theatre (222 York Street). Opening Night is March 23. (more...)

Broadway in Miami Announces Twelfth SeasonBroadway in Miami Announces Twelfth Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The Adrienne Arsht Center for the Performing Arts of Miami-Dade County is proud to announce its 12th season of showcasing Broadway's greatest hits in the Ziff Ballet Opera House with a five-show subscription package that is power-packed with musical blockbusters. The 2017-2018 Broadway in Miami season includes two anticipated South Florida premieres - ON YOUR FEET! (October 5 - 15, 2017), kicking off its first national tour at the Arsht Center, and THE BODYGUARD (April 3 - 8, 2018). (more...)

JPD Financial Marks Year of Growth, Announces Internal PromotionsJPD Financial Marks Year of Growth, Announces Internal Promotions
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2017

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Kelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This SpringKelli O'Hara, Bill Irwin, Lauren Worsham and Christopher Fitzgerald Will March Into MasterVoices' BABES IN TOYLAND This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 1, 2017

As previously announced, MasterVoices (formerly The Collegiate Chorale), closes its 75th anniversary season with Victor Herbert's Babes in Toyland on April 27, 2017 at 7pm at Stern Auditorium / Perelman Stage at Carnegie Hall (57th Street and 7th Avenue, New York, NY 10019). (more...)

Denis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed MusicalsDenis Jones, Tina Landau, Kristin Hanggi, Hunter Foster and More to Helm 2017 Shows at Goodspeed Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Two-time Tony Award-winning Goodspeed Musicals has assembled six exciting teams - three led by prominent women directors - to helm the diverse productions planned this season: a tap-happy musical comedy, a beloved classic, a completely reinvented musical from some of the finest creative minds in musical theatre, two bold new musicals, and a holiday show for all ages. (more...)

Amas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie AwardAmas Musical Theatre to Honor Lynn Ahrens & Stephen Flaherty with The Rosie Award
by BWW News Desk - Jan 31, 2017

Amas Musical Theatre, New York City's award-winning pioneer in diversity and multi-ethnic casting in the performing arts since 1968, will celebrate its 48th Anniversary at a gala benefit on Monday, April 3, 2016 at the Baruch Performing Arts Center (East 25th Street between Lexington and 3rd Avenues). (more...)

Cast of New York City Opera's CANDIDE Set to Reunite for V-Day ConcertCast of New York City Opera's CANDIDE Set to Reunite for V-Day Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2017

Following the successful, sold-out run of Leonard Bernstein's Candide, New York City Opera continues its 2016 - 2017 Concert Series with Oh, Happy Us, a romantic evening of song that reunites Candide stars Jay Armstrong Johnson (Candide), Meghan Picerno (Cunegonde), and Jessica Tyler Wright (Paquette). Legendary choreographer of stage and film, Patricia Birch directs this concert of selections from classic and contemporary musical theater that explores continuity in love and life. This one-night-only performance will take place on Valentine's Day, February 14, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Appel Room. (more...)

THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with LGBT Community Center for Panel, PerformanceTHE VIEW UPSTAIRS Teams with LGBT Community Center for Panel, Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2017

The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon, directed by Scott Ebersold and choreographed by Al Blackstone - is teaming up with the New York LGBT Community Center (208 West 13th Street in New York) for a special event exploring the musical on Wednesday, February 1 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

Workshop Reading of New Musical GO GENTLY FORWARD by Rob CardazoneWorkshop Reading of New Musical GO GENTLY FORWARD by Rob Cardazone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2017

Playwright, Rob Cardazone Presents Go Gently Forward, a developmental reading for the book of a new musical, written by Rob Cardazone; directed by Guy Stroman. With George Abud, Jennifer Blood, Kendall Lloyd, John Pasha, Brittany N. Williams, Patrick McCarthy, Chuck Bradley, Katherine Wessling and Sam Kahler. The reading will take place on February 6th @ 8:00 pm. RSVP for location at http://bit.ly/2jHIKks (more...)

BWW Review: ONCE at Velma V Morrison CenterBWW Review: ONCE at Velma V Morrison Center
by Leesa Williams - Jan 23, 2017

This weekend the Velma V. Morrison Center brought us ONCE, based on the 2007 movie of the same name. The low budget film won an Oscar for for the best original song 'Falling Slowly', and I am thrilled that most of the music (the best part of the movie) is included in the musical version. (more...)

Irish Band Lunasa Celebrates 20 Years At Carnegie Hall, Featuring Singer Karan CaseyIrish Band Lunasa Celebrates 20 Years At Carnegie Hall, Featuring Singer Karan Casey
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2017

Celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, Irish super group Lunasa gives a festive performance at Carnegie Hall on Friday, March 3 at 8:30 p.m. in Zankel Hall. The concert features singer Karan Casey, one of the most innovative and provocative voices in Irish folk music today. (more...)

Swing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTANDSwing-Fueled Cast, Creative Team Complete for Broadway's BANDSTAND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

The producers of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, have just announced compete casting and an award-winning design team. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo's Final 'I'm Here' LIVE at the Closing of THE COLOR PURPLEVIDEO: Watch Cynthia Erivo's Final 'I'm Here' LIVE at the Closing of THE COLOR PURPLE
by Alan Henry - Jan 8, 2017

Today audiences around the world were treated to an incredible surprise when Cynthia Erivo's final 'I'm Here' was broadcast LIVE on Facebook. Check out the very special performance at the closing of The Color Purple below! (more...)

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