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BWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANEBWW Review: Tony Winners Garry Hynes and Marie Mullen Revisit Martin McDonagh's THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE
by Michael Dale - Jan 17, 2017

The 1998 Tony Award ceremony was quite a history-making night, as THE BEAUTY QUEEN OF LEENANE's Garry Hynes became the first woman to be awarded a Tony for directing a play. Her honor was received mere minutes before THE LION KING's Julie Taymor became the first woman awarded a Tony for directing a musical. (more...)

BWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger TheatreBWW Review: THE LION KING Reigns at Saenger Theatre
by Tara Bennett - Jan 6, 2017

Many throughout the world have seen the iconic story of The Lion King, the 1994 Disney musical animation that has captured the hearts of young and old alike, but to see it on stage is a whole other experience entirely. (more...)

David Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New AudienceDavid Rasche and Kecia Lewis to Lead THE SKIN OF OUR TEETH at Theatre for a New Audience
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Theatre for a New Audience has announced the performance schedule, cast and creative team for director Arin Arbus's new staging of Thornton Wilder's comic masterpiece The Skin of Our Teeth, the first major New York production since 1998. (more...)

The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26The Little Opera Theatre Of NY Presents Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS, 2/23-26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Jennifer Theriot Brings Her Talents to New Orleans with THE LION KINGBWW Interview: Jennifer Theriot Brings Her Talents to New Orleans with THE LION KING
by Heidi Scheuermann - Jan 5, 2017

This week one of the most beloved Disney stories of all time opens at the Saenger Theatre in New Orleans. THE LION KING tells the story of Simba, a little lion who returns to his home to take his rightful place as the king of Pride Rock. With colorful music written by Elton John and Tim Rice, choreography by Garth Fagan, and direction by Julie Taymor, the story comes to life on stage like nothing that's ever been seen before. Beautiful costumes, masks, and puppets that the actors use make for a gorgeous production and magical experience for the audience. (more...)

little OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERSlittle OPERA theatre of ny to Present Carlisle Floyd's PRINCE OF PLAYERS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

The little OPERA theatre of ny (LOTNY) will produce the New York Premiere of Carlisle Floyd's Prince of Players at the Kaye Playhouse at Hunter College, East 68th Street between Park and Lexington Avenues from February 23-26, 2017. (more...)

Casting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at PPACCasting Announced for Disney's THE LION KING at PPAC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Casting has been announced for the Providence engagement of Disney's THE LION KING. The six-time Tony Award winner triumphantly returns to the Providence Performing Arts Center (PPAC) for a limited three-week engagement, from Tuesday, February 28 to Sunday, March 19, 2017.  (more...)

The Met To Feature Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE As Part Of 2016 Holiday Presentation, 12/20The Met To Feature Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE As Part Of 2016 Holiday Presentation, 12/20
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

ontinuing a tradition inaugurated in 2006, the Met offers a holiday presentation sung in English for families this December and January. This year's production, Mozart's The Magic Flute, opens December 20 and includes reduced ticket prices. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Emilia Sargent in Character for GROUNDED at Tampa RepPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Emilia Sargent in Character for GROUNDED at Tampa Rep
by BWW News Desk - Dec 16, 2016

Tampa Repertory Theatre will star celebrated actress Emilia Sargent in George Brant's timely, powerful military drama Grounded on January 6-22, 2017 on the USF campus in Studio 120, 3837 USF Holly Drive, Tampa. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at Sargent in costume below! (more...)

The Met Opera in HD to Screen Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE at Ridgefield PlayhouseThe Met Opera in HD to Screen Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE at Ridgefield Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

The Ridgefield Playhouse and Craig's Fine Jewelry Live in HD Series brings The Met Opera's annual holiday presentation of Mozart's The Magic Flute to the big screen with two encore performances on Wednesday, December 28 at 2 p.m. and 6 p.m.  (more...)

Matthew Spangler's Multimedia Work ALBATROSS to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 TheatersMatthew Spangler's Multimedia Work ALBATROSS to Make NYC Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Dec 15, 2016

59E59 Theaters will host the New York premiere of ALBATROSS by Matthew Spangler and Benjamin Evett and directed by Rick Lombardo. Produced by The Poets' Theatre, Inc. (Arlington, MA) and Michael Seiden, ALBATROSS  begins performances on Thursday, January 12 for a limited engagement through Sunday, February 12. Press opening is Thursday, January 19 at 7:15 PM.  (more...)

Fat Knight Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE SUMMONINGFat Knight Theatre Presents the World Premiere of THE SUMMONING
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2016

Critically acclaimed Fat Knight Theatre, who recently produced the hit play ChipandGus at the 2016 FringeNYC and Fringe Encore Series, returns with the second production of their 2016 - 2017 Season. The Summoning, written by Charlotte Ahlin, will have its World Premiere at the Winterfest Theater Festival Competition on January 19th. Ahlin is a recent graduate of Oberlin College and a feature writer for Bustle.com. (more...)

Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017Rebecca Stenn and Fran Kirmser Launch A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, Spring 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

Critically acclaimed dancer and educator Rebecca Stenn and veteran Broadway producer Fran Kirmser and are pleased to announce the release of their upcoming book A LIFE IN DANCE: A PRACTICAL GUIDE, available on Amazon in spring of 2017. (more...)

Peterborough Players Presents THE MAGIC FLUTEPeterborough Players Presents THE MAGIC FLUTE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Peterborough Players is pleased to present an encore presentation of Mozart's THE MAGIC FLUTE; the groundbreaking broadcast that launched the Met's award-winning Live in HD series to movie theaters in 2006. (more...)

Secret Variety Society Residency at Pangea to Begin 12/7Secret Variety Society Residency at Pangea to Begin 12/7
by BWW News Desk - Nov 25, 2016

Bringing together five artists from New York City's downtown scene, the Secret Variety Society is formed for a monthly residency at Pangea, the intimate supper club in the heart of the East Village, for an evening of satirical, surreal and sublime entertainment. (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Celebrate THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 at Drama Book Shop
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2016

Dress Circle Publishing will celebrate their new book THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY, VOLUME 3 - the latest in a series by acclaimed historian and producer Jennifer Ashley Tepper - with a special event at The Drama Book Shop (250 West 4oth Street in Manhattan) on Thursday, December 1 at 5:30 PM. (more...)

BWW Interview: Drew Hirshfield Returns to Bay Area for LION KINGBWW Interview: Drew Hirshfield Returns to Bay Area for LION KING
by Harmony Wheeler - Nov 16, 2016

Drew Hirshfield spoke with BroadwayWorld San Francisco about playing Zazu in the national tour of Disney's 'The Lion King.' Hirshfield is originally from the Bay Area and even participated as an actor in ACT's annual 'A Christmas Carol' back in 2006. (more...)

Wondery Unveils First-Ever Podcast Musical WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL MEWondery Unveils First-Ever Podcast Musical WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Wondery, A Network Of Storytellers, announced today the launch of WAIT WAIT DON'T KILL ME, the first-ever musical produced as a serialized podcast. (more...)

THE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This SundayTHE LION KING Celebrates 19th Anniversary on Broadway This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

Entering its 20th year, THE LION KING continues ascendant as one of the most popular stage musicals in the world.  Since its Broadway premiere on November 13, 1997, 24 global productions have been seen by more than 85 million people.  Produced by Disney Theatrical Productions (under the direction of Thomas Schumacher), THE LION KING is only the second show in history to generate five productions worldwide running 10 or more years.  Translated into eight different languages (Japanese, German, Korean, French, Dutch, Spanish, Portuguese and Mandarin), productions of THE LION KING can currently be seen on Broadway; London's West End; Hamburg; Tokyo; Madrid; Mexico City; Shanghai; Scheveningen and on tour across North America, for a total of nine productions running concurrently across the globe.  Having played over 100 cities in 20 countries on every continent except Antarctica, THE LION KING's worldwide gross exceeds that of any film, Broadway show or other entertainment title in box office history.   (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/11; DOUBT in Rhode Island, HEATHERS in Salt Lake, FUN HOME in Chicago, and More!Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 11/11; DOUBT in Rhode Island, HEATHERS in Salt Lake, FUN HOME in Chicago, and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Nov 11, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Rhode Island, Chicago, Salt Lake City and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include DOUBT in Rhode Island, HEATHERS in Salt Lake City, and FUN HOME in Chicago, just to name a few. (more...)

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