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...)
Photo Flash: Patti LuPone, Victoria Clark, Marin Mazzie & More Celebrate Sondheim at Classic Stage Company Galaby BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016
The women took the center stage last night at The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim- a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company. The evening was and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. The evening included performances from Sondheim's canon by Patti LuPone (Gypsy), Victoria Clark (The Light in the Piazza), Cynthia Erivo (The Color Purple), Joaquina Kalukango (The Color Purple), Judy Kuhn (Fun Home, CSC's Passion), Marin Mazzie (Kiss Me, Kate) and Alexandra Silber(Fiddler on the Roof).
Check out photos from the epic night below! (more...)
Patti LuPone & More Slated for CSC's Star-Studded THE LADIES WHO SING SONDHEIM Gala Tonightby BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016
Two-time Tony Award winner Patti LuPone is among the star-studded Broadway roster for The Ladies Who Sing Sondheim, a gala benefit for Off-Broadway's esteemed Classic Stage Company tonight, March 14 at Alice Tully Hall (1941 Broadway), hosted and directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle, who will become the company's new Artistic Director in July. (more...)
STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 3/12/16- LES MISERABLESby Stage Tube - Mar 12, 2016
Today in 1987, Les Miserables opened at the Broadway Theatre, where it ran for 6680 performances. Written by Claude-Michel Schonberg, based on the novel by Victor Hugo, Les Miserables is set in early 19th-century France. The plot follows the stories of many characters as they struggle for redemption and revolution. An ensemble that includes prostitutes, student revolutionaries, factory workers, and others joins the lead characters. In January 2010, it played its ten-thousandth performance in London, at Queen's Theatre in London's West End. On 3 October 2010, the show celebrated its 25th anniversary with three productions running in the same city: the original show at London's West End; the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary touring production at the original home of the show, the Barbican Centre; and the Twenty-Fifth Anniversary concert at London's O2 Arena. The original Broadway cast included Colm Wilkinson as Jean Valjean, David Bryant as Marius, Judy Kuhn as Cosette, Michael Maguire as Enjolras, Frances Ruffelle as Eponine, Braden Danner as Gavroche, Donna Vivino as Young Cosette, Jennifer Butt as Madame Thenardier, Leo Burmester as Thenardier, Randy Graff as Fantine, and Terrence Mann as Javert. (more...)
Signature Theatre's Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation Goes to William Yaneshby BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2016
William Yanesh, a Washington DC-based composer (Adventure Theatre MTC's CAPS FOR SALE), orchestrator (Shakespeare Theatre's MAN OF LA MANCHA) and musical director (Signature's THE LAST FIVE YEARS) will be honored with the Stephen Sondheim Young Artist Citation. (more...)
Patti LuPone, Kelli O'Hara & More of Broadway's Best to Take Part in Symphony Space's Project B-way/95 Seriesby BWW News Desk - Mar 8, 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. Curated and Produced by Joel Fram and Annette Jolles, and named for the intersection where Symphony Space stands, Project B-way/95 salutes Broadway with an exciting array of concerts, tributes, film screenings, discussions, workshops, and more. Anchored by three starry concerts in the Sharp Theatre - an evening with the incomparable Patti LuPone (Tuesday, April 19), the cheerfully nepotistic "All in the Family" with Kelli O'Hara (Monday, April 11), and this year's installment of Symphony Space's signature event, Wall to Wall Stephen Schwartz (Saturday, April 16) - Project B-way/95 offers something for every lover of American musical theater. Tickets for all events are available at symphonyspace.org. (more...)
Photo Coverage: Danai Gurira & More Arrive on the Opening Night Red Carpet for ECLIPSED!by Walter McBride - Mar 7, 2016
The new American play Eclipsed by Danai Gurira, starring Academy Award winner Lupita Nyong'o, officially opened last night, March 6th, 2016 on Broadway at the Golden Theatre (252 W. 45th Street). The play also stars Pascale Armand, Akosua Busia, Zainab Jah and Saycon Sengbloh and is directed by Liesl Tommy. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)
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