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NERDS Delays First Broadway Preview DateNERDS Delays First Broadway Preview Date
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2016

The new musical dot-comedy Nerds will open at Broadway's Longacre Theatre on April 21st, 2016 following preview performances which were previously announced as beginning March 31st, but it appears previews have been bumped by a day. According to the Telecharge website, the show will begin previews on April 1st instead. (more...)

CAGNEY with Robert Creighton to Transfer to Westside TheatreCAGNEY with Robert Creighton to Transfer to Westside Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2016

†Producer†Riki Kane Larimer†(Fiddler on the Roof, Tappin' Thru Life, On The Town, Gigi)has announced the Off-Broadway transfer of The York Theatre Company's acclaimed production of the new musical,†Cagney†with book by†Peter Colley†(The Donnelly)†and music & lyrics by†Robert Creighton†and†Christopher McGovern†(Fame, First Wives Club).††Cagney†received its New York premiere at The York Theatre Company, last spring, where it played a limited five-week sold out engagement.† This new updated, expanded and revised version†will begin performances begin on Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. for an open-ended engagement at†The Westside Theatre - Upstairs†(407 West 43rd†Street).† Opening Night is set for Sunday afternoon, April 3, 2016 at 3:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Opening Night at Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Flash: BYE BYE BIRDIE Opening Night at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

On January 21, guests gathered at Drury Lane Theatre for the Opening Night of their newest production, Bye Bye Birdie, directed and choreographed by Tammy Mader. With a cast led by Michelle Aravena as Rosie, Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, and Jason Michael Evans as Conrad Birdie, audiences were treated to a throwback of the classic 1950's musical, brought to life again by this energetic and lively ensemble of 31. Check out photos from opening night, below! (more...)

ON THE TOWN Team to Helm 'PENZANCE' as Part of Barrington Stage's 2016 Season; New Musical by Joe Iconis with Annie Golden & More Also on TapON THE TOWN Team to Helm 'PENZANCE' as Part of Barrington Stage's 2016 Season; New Musical by Joe Iconis with Annie Golden & More Also on Tap
by BWW News Desk - Jan 14, 2016

The 2016 season at BSC will include the world premieres of two new musicals - Jonathan Larson Award winning composer Joe Iconis's Broadway Bounty Hunter and Presto Change-O, directed by Marc Bruni of Broadway's Beautiful The Carole King Musical, BroadwayWorld has learned. (more...)

North Carolina Theatre's Pre-Broadway Engagement of NERDS is Heading to Broadway!North Carolina Theatre's Pre-Broadway Engagement of NERDS is Heading to Broadway!
by Jeffrey Kare - Jan 14, 2016

North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce that the new musical dot-comedy Nerds will open at Broadway's Longacre Theatre on April 21st, 2016 following preview performances which began on March 31st. (more...)

Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015Looking Back and Moving Forward! Shows That Closed in 2015
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 1, 2016

Happy New Year, BroadwayWorld! As we eagerly anticipate the amazing musicals and plays coming up in 2016, we're taking a moment to look back at the significant Broadway closings of 2015. (more...)

2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater2016 Top Picks for Connecticut Theater
by Lauren Yarger - Dec 31, 2015

As a new year begins, Connecticut's professional theater scene offers many exciting viewing opportunities including premieres of new shows as well as some old some old favorites. What shows am I most looking forward to? Here are some tops picks for 2016: (more...)

Photo Coverage: Klea Blackhurst and HAZEL Team Prepare for World Premiere at Chicago's Drury Lane TheatrePhoto Coverage: Klea Blackhurst and HAZEL Team Prepare for World Premiere at Chicago's Drury Lane Theatre
by Stephen Sorokoff - Dec 26, 2015

On April 6th 2016 The Drury Lane Oakbrook Theatre will present the World Premiere of Hazel, a new musical based on the popular comic strip character and 1960's TV show. With music by Ron Abel, Lyrics by Chuck Steffan, book by Lissa Levin, and directed by Joshua Bergasse, it stars Klea Blackhurst in the title role. Recently Klea and the creative team were making some finishing touches on the show and BroadwayWorld was there to capture the moment. Check out the photos below! (more...)

BYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Performances in January at Drury Lane TheatreBYE BYE BIRDIE Begins Performances in January at Drury Lane Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 18, 2015

Bye Bye Birdie, the four-time Tony Award-winning musical, begins performances at Drury Lane on January 14 to conclude the 2015 - 2016 Season. The funny, irreverent musical takes audiences back to 1959 in quiet Sweet Apple, OH, where rock star Conrad Birdie shakes things up when he arrives to give one lucky teenage girl a special goodbye kiss. With a cast led by 2015 Jeff Award Best Supporting Actor winners Michelle Aravena as Rosie and Matt Crowle as Conrad's agent, Albert, Bye Bye Birdie is directed and choreographed by multiple Jeff Award winner Tammy Mader. Featuring musical theater classics such as "Kids," "Put on a Happy Face," and "A Lot of Livin' to Do," the inspired cast and creative team promise to bring a decidedly fresh touch to the timeless story.† (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURYVIDEO: Sneak Peek at Sutton Foster in SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY
by Michael Dale - Dec 16, 2015

A bit of Johnny Mercer's 'Something's Gotta Give' in celebration of the 100th Anniversary of Frank Sinatra's birth. (more...)

Hartford Stage Receives $10,000 NEA GrantHartford Stage Receives $10,000 NEA Grant
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2015

The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) has announced awards totaling more than $27.6 million in its first round of funding for fiscal year 2016, including an Art Works award of $10,000 to Hartford Stage to provide production support for the new musical Anastasia in May. (more...)

Billy Porter & Kyle Dean Massey Join Lincoln Center's SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY LineupBilly Porter & Kyle Dean Massey Join Lincoln Center's SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) and the New York Philharmonic announce the addition of Tony and Grammy Award-winning actor, singer, director, composer, and playwright†Billy Porter†and actor and vocalistKyle Dean Massey†to the star-studded concert fundraiser for the new David Geffen Hall on Thursday, December 3, in the hall, celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra on the occasion of his 100th†birthday. Earlier this year music and media executive David Geffen gave a $100 million gift to Lincoln Center to lead a complete renovation of its largest concert hall, which now bears his name. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Sting, Seth MacFarlane and More Set for 'SINATRA' PBS Special This WinterSutton Foster, Bernadette Peters, Sting, Seth MacFarlane and More Set for 'SINATRA' PBS Special This Winter
by TV News Desk - Nov 9, 2015

LIVE FROM LINCOLN CENTER - the award-winning performing arts series that for more than 40 years has showcased the best of the wide-ranging programming from the world's leading performing arts center - today announced the national broadcast presentation of SINATRA: VOICE FOR A CENTURY, airing Friday, December 18, 2015 on PBS*. (more...)

Hartford Stage Presents THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN by Dan O'Brien with Michael Crane and Michael CumpstyHartford Stage Presents THE BODY OF AN AMERICAN by Dan O'Brien with Michael Crane and Michael Cumpsty
by BWW News Desk - Nov 6, 2015

Hartford Stage will present Dan O'Brien's bold, radically theatrical and poetic true story, The Body of an American, with direction by Jo Bonney and featuring Michael Crane and Michael Cumpsty, from January 7-31, 2016. (more...)

Creatives Behind Off-Broadway's 'GEORGIA MCBRIDE' and RED EYE OF LOVE Top SDCF's 2015 Callaway AwardsCreatives Behind Off-Broadway's 'GEORGIA MCBRIDE' and RED EYE OF LOVE Top SDCF's 2015 Callaway Awards
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

On November 2, the Stage Directors and Choreographers Foundation (SDCF) celebrated the 2014-2015 season's Joe A. Callaway Award winners for Direction and Choreography. (more...)

LG TWIN Wash Laundry Pair Makes Larger-Than-Life Debut In Times Square Theatrical EventLG TWIN Wash Laundry Pair Makes Larger-Than-Life Debut In Times Square Theatrical Event
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

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Alliance Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING and BULL DURHAM, Will Swenson & More Among Nominees for Atlanta's 2015 Suzi Bass AwardsAlliance Theatre's TUCK EVERLASTING and BULL DURHAM, Will Swenson & More Among Nominees for Atlanta's 2015 Suzi Bass Awards
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2015

This evening,†Suzi Bass Awards, Inc. revealed nominations for the 2014-2015 Atlanta professional theatrical season.†The Suzi Nomination Party, which rotates venues, was hosted this year by Horizon Theatre. Guest announcers included the ladies of The Weird Sisters Theatre Project: Kelly Criss, Veronika Duerr, Jaclyn Hofmann, Tiffany Porter, and Megan Rose. (more...)

Josh Bergasse to Direct & Choreograph HAZEL at Drury Lane; Is B'way Next?Josh Bergasse to Direct & Choreograph HAZEL at Drury Lane; Is B'way Next?
by TV News Desk - Oct 26, 2015

The Drury Lane Theatre in Oakbrook Terrace will present HAZEL, based on the character from the Saturday Evening Post comic strip, and the 1960's†TV comedy series starring Shirley Booth. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Bernadette Peters & More Join Forces to Raise Funds for New David Geffen HallSutton Foster, Bernadette Peters & More Join Forces to Raise Funds for New David Geffen Hall
by BWW News Desk - Oct 9, 2015

Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts (LCPA) and the New York Philharmonic announce a gala fundraiser for the new David Geffen Hall by presenting a star-studded concert on†Thursday, December 3, in the hall, celebrating the music of Frank Sinatra on the occasion of his 100th†birthday. Earlier this year music and media executive David Geffen gave a $100 million gift to Lincoln Center to lead a complete renovation of its largest concert hall, which now bears his name. (more...)

BWW Flashback: A Helluva Run! ON THE TOWN Closes on Broadway TonightBWW Flashback: A Helluva Run! ON THE TOWN Closes on Broadway Tonight
by Jessica Khan - Sep 6, 2015

The Tony Award nominated revival of On The Town concludes its run on Broadway tonight, September 6, following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. ON THE TOWN began previews on†September 20, 2014 and officially opened on October 16, 2014 at the†Lyric Theatre. To mark tonight's closing, BroadwayWorld takes you back through the musical's run on the Great White Way! (more...)

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