Photo Coverage: THE COLOR PURPLE's John Doyle Unveils New Portrait at Sardi's!by Walter McBride - May 25, 2016
Just yesterday, THE COLOR PURPLE's Tony Award-winning director John Doyle was joined by some special guests, as Sardi's unveiled his caricature, which joins the historic collection on the restaurant's walls, honoring Broadway's finest for over 85 years. BroadwayWorld was there for the special day and you can check out photos below! (more...)
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 5/20/16- Judy Kuhnby Stage Tube - May 20, 2016
Happy Birthday, Judy Kuhn! Kuhn made her Broadway debut was in The Mystery of Edwin Drood. She then played Cosette in the 1987 multiple award winning Broadway production of Les Miserables brought her the first Tony Award nomination. The following year, Kuhn took on a transfer from London's West End, playing one of the main roles (Florence Vassy) in the Trevor Nunn-directed Chess, with music by Benny Andersson and Bjorn Ulvaeus (formerly of ABBA) and lyrics by Tim Rice. Later in 1993, Kuhn played the role of Betty Schaefer in the U.S premier production of Sunset Boulevard at the Shubert Theatre in Los Angeles. Kuhn sang the title role in the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas, the film included her rendition of the song Colors of the Wind, which won the Academy Award for Best Original Song for its composers Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. On October 23, 2007, Kuhn returned to the Broadway Production of Les Miserables after 20 years, but this time assuming the role of Fantine. (more...)
Judy Kuhn, James Monroe Iglehart & More Set for NJPAC's 2016-17 Seasonby BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016
Recognized the world over not only by their bold-face names, but especially by their superb talents, the artists headlining New Jersey Performing Arts Center's 2016-17 season validate the Arts Center as the state's most diverse and artistically excellent presenter. (more...)
Got a Tonys Prediction? Find Out How the New York Times Critics Fareby BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016
As theatre critics for the New York Times, Ben Brantley and Charles Isherwood are perhaps the most influential voices when it comes to Broadway. Every awards season the pair comes up with a list of Tony nominees who they think will win and should win the coveted prize in June. Click here to check out their predictions for this year.
But the real question is... how have they done in predicting Tony winners in years past? Check out how they fared last year. (more...)
New Musical Revue L.A. NOW AND THEN Set for Caminito Theatre, 5/13-22by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016
Conceived and Directed by Grammy nominated Producer, Director, Writer, and Composer Bruce Kimmel, L.A. NOW AND THEN, is a new musical revue about the city that was and the city that is. (more...)
Photo Coverage: The Tony-Winning FUN HOME Team Gets Immortalized at Sardi's!by Walter McBride - Apr 22, 2016
FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, celebrated its first anniversary on Broadway earlier this week, having played 415 performances (and counting) at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St). And that wasn't the end of the festivities this week. Just yesterday, the creative team (Tony Award-winners Jeanine Tesori, Lisa Kron, and Sam Gold) gathered at Sardi's to receive their very own portraits. (more...)
Judy Kuhn's 'Just In Time' Album Now Available Digitallyby BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016
Four time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn's debut solo album, Just in Time: Judy Kuhn Sings Jule Styne, is now available digitally for the first time. The album, originally released in 1995 and featuring some of the most beloved songs from Jule Styne, the composer of classic musicals like Gypsy and Funny Girl, can now be downloaded on iTunes, Amazon, CD Baby and more. (more...)
New Musicals SKIN & BONES and U.G.L.Y. Set for SigWorks: Musical Theater Labby BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016
The Tony Award-winning Signature Theatre has announced the two musicals that have been chosen for the SigWorks: Musical Theater Lab, a new developmental workshop for musical theater writers - SKIN & BONES by Ben Clark and Andrew Kramer and U.G.L.Y. by Darius Smith. (more...)
Exclusive Photo Flash: Mrs. Bechdel 2.0- First Look at Rebecca Luker in FUN HOME!by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, as Helen Bechdel, for a limited time from April 5 - May 22, 2016. Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn, who is taking a leave to have hip surgery, is set to return to the role on Tuesday, May 24, 2016. Check out a first look at Luker in action below!
CLICK HERE for an exclusive interview with Fun Home's new matriarch. (more...)
FUN HOME Partners with StoryCorps to Preserve Audience's Experiences in Celebration of First Year on Broadwayby BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2016
Producers have announced that Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has launched a partnership with the national nonprofit oral history project StoryCorps, on the occasion of the show's one-year anniversary on Broadway. (more...)
Tony Nominee Judy Kuhn to Bring RODGERS, RODGERS & GUETTEL to Feinstein's at the Nikkoby BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016
Hotel Nikko San Francisco and Michael Feinstein will welcome the four-time Tony Award nominee, Judy Kuhn, to Feinstein's at the Nikko for two performances of her acclaimed show, Rodgers, Rodgers & Guettel, on Friday, June 3 at 8 p.m. and Saturday, June 4 at 7 p.m. (more...)
BWW's On This Day - April 3, 2016by - Apr 3, 2016
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 3 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 4/2/2016by - Apr 2, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 4/2/2016.
BWW's On This Day - April 2, 2016by - Apr 2, 2016
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Liz Callaway, Max von Essen, Patti LuPone and More Join WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SCHWARTZ at Symphony Spaceby BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016
Symphony Space pays exuberant homage to the Great White Way with Project B-way/95, a two-week celebration comprising 14 events, April 7 - 20. A particular highlight is this year's installment of Symphony Space's signature event, WALL TO WALL STEPHEN SCHWARTZ (Saturday, April 16). (more...)
BWW Interview: Wife Swap! Rebecca Luker Gets Ready to Take Residence at FUN HOMEby Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2016
Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn will temporarily depart FUN HOME this spring to undergo hip surgery, and it's Rebecca Luker to the rescue! On April 5, the three-time Tony Award nominee will take over as the Bechdel family matriarch in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical.
Luker adds FUN HOME to her long list of Broadway credits, which already includes THE SECRET GARDEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE MUSIC MAN, MARY POPPINS, CINDERELLA, and many more. Now as she prepares for her latest role, she's checking in with BroadwayWorld to update us on the process so far! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Alison Bechdel Animates New Frames for Fresh FUN HOME TV Spotby Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2016
A new live-action/animated TV spot for Broadway's Fun Home features new drawings by graphic artist Alison Bechdel, whose memoir inspired the Tony-winning musical. The ad is titled 'Welcome' and captures the up-close, intimate nature of the show. Check it out below before it starts airing on TV tomorrow! (more...)
Photo Coverage: Phylicia Rashad & More Celebrate Opening Night of Public Theater's HEAD OF PASSESby Jennifer Broski - Mar 29, 2016
The Public Theater has announced a one-week extension for the New York premiere of Head of Passes, part of Oskar Eustis' 10th anniversary season. Written byTarell Alvin McCraney and directed by Tina Landau, Head of Passes officially opened last night, Monday, March 28 and was originally scheduled to close on Sunday, April 17. It will now run an additional week through Sunday, April 24. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the big night below! (more...)
THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 12-18by Nora Dominick - Mar 18, 2016
Highlights from this week include Laura Osnes holds a BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY, SHE LOVES ME and THE ROBBER BRIDEGROOM open, a first look at John Krasinski, Hank Azaria, and Claire Danes in DRY POWDER and SO much more! Check out all the photos below! (more...)
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