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Breaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Star in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING RevivalBreaking News: Krysta Rodriguez, Andy Mientus & 20 Broadway Newcomers Will Star in Deaf West's SPRING AWAKENING Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Ken Davenport, Cody Lassen, Hunter Arnold and Deaf West Theatre (Artistic Director David J. Kurs) have announced that the rebellious students from the acclaimed Deaf West production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's Spring Awakening, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, will transfer with the musical to Broadway. Four new swings join the Broadway company. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum CenterKINKY BOOTS National Tour, Featuring Tony Winner Billy Porter, Begins Next Week at Benedum Center
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

? KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at the Benedum Center, August 4-9 for an exclusive engagement as part of Pittsburgh CLO's 2015 Summer Season. (more...)

Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theater on Sale 8/14Tickets to KINKY BOOTS at Orpheum Theater on Sale 8/14
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

KINKY BOOTS, the smash-hit musical that brings together four- time Tony® Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Grammy® Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony® Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots), opens at Omaha's Orpheum Theater Tuesday, October 20, as part of the Omaha Performing Arts' Broadway series. (more...)

BWW Features: Meet the New Abbey Theatre DirectorsBWW Features: Meet the New Abbey Theatre Directors
by Chris McCormack - Jul 22, 2015

Neil Murray and Graham McLaren believe in the concept of a National Theatre that 'reaches all of the country'. (more...)

Cast Set for Lisa Lewis's SCHOOLED at FringeNYC; Runs Next MonthCast Set for Lisa Lewis's SCHOOLED at FringeNYC; Runs Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2015

The All-Americans present the World Premiere of SCHOOLED, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists), as part of The New York International Fringe Festival. SCHOOLED runs from August 15 - 27, 2015 at The Robert Moss Theater (Venue #15), located at 440 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th St., across the street from The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

Meet the Stars of NYMF: India Carney of HELD MOMENTARILYMeet the Stars of NYMF: India Carney of HELD MOMENTARILY
by Nora Dominick - Jul 16, 2015

New York Musical Theatre Festival is in full swing and BroadwayWorld has taken the time to sit down with some of the stars of this years NYMF musicals. Like any great art form, musical theatre is shaped by the events and philosophies of the day. The strength and vitality of musical theatre lie in its ability to stay fresh and relevant. It was with that idea in mind, ten years ago, that the New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) was created - to provide an effective platform to introduce new shows, new perspectives, and new blood into the musical theatre canon. MEET THE STARS OF NYMF sits down with India Carney of HELD MOMENTARILY (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015Hottest Articles on BWW 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015
by - Jul 14, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 7/7/2015 - 7/14/2015. (more...)

Photo Flash: NYMF 2015 Celebrates Opening Night at the Liberty TheaterPhoto Flash: NYMF 2015 Celebrates Opening Night at the Liberty Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

The New York Musical Theatre Festival (NYMF) 2015 celebrated its official opening night earlier this week on Tuesday, July 7th, at the Liberty Theater. The event runs through July 27th, 2015. BroadwayWorld has photos from the opening festivities below! (more...)

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS Headed Down UnderBroadway's KINKY BOOTS Headed Down Under
by BWW News Desk - Jul 9, 2015

Those signature, red high heels are headed down under! BroadwayWorld has learned that the Tony-winning musical Kinky Boots will make its Australian premiere at Her Majesty's Theatre, Melbourne, from October 2016. (more...)

SPRING AWAKENING to Hold Open Call for Deaf Actors in NYC Next WeekSPRING AWAKENING to Hold Open Call for Deaf Actors in NYC Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2015

Hailing all deaf actors in NYC! BroadwayWorld just got word that the newly announced Broadway production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's SPRING AWAKENING will hold open auditions next Thursday, July 16, in New York City. (more...)

Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'Producer Ken Davenport on Why He's Bringing SPRING AWAKENING Back to Broadway: 'I Always Felt the Show Left Us Too Soon'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

Today, producer Ken Davenport shared his thoughts on why he decided to bring the musical back to Broadway in his latest edition of The Producer's Perspective. (more...)

The Amoralists' James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED at FringeNYC, 8/15-27The Amoralists' James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED at FringeNYC, 8/15-27
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

The All-Americans proudly present the World Premiere of SCHOOLED, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists), as part of The New York International Fringe Festival. SCHOOLED runs from August 15 - 27, 2015 at The Robert Moss Theater (Venue #15), located at 440 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th St., across the street from The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

Broadway's KINKY BOOTS to Launch Digital LotteryBroadway's KINKY BOOTS to Launch Digital Lottery
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Kinky Boots has implemented a new digital lottery, allowing potential audience members to purchase $37 day-of tickets from anywhere. (more...)

The Amoralists's James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED as Part of New York Fringe FestivalThe Amoralists's James Kautz to Direct SCHOOLED as Part of New York Fringe Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2015

 The All-Americans present the World Premiere of SCHOOLED, written by Lisa Lewis and directed by James Kautz (Artistic Director of The Amoralists), as part of The New York International Fringe Festival. SCHOOLED runs from August 15 - 27, 2015 at The Robert Moss Theater (Venue #15), located at 440 Lafayette Street between Astor Place and East 4th St., across the street from The Public Theater in New York City. (more...)

Toronto's KINKY BOOTS, Starring Alan Mingo Jr., Extends Through NovemberToronto's KINKY BOOTS, Starring Alan Mingo Jr., Extends Through November
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2015

The Toronto Star writes that the Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS, which opened June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, has been extended through November 8, 2015. Tickets for the added six weeks of performances go on sale July 6. (more...)

UPDATE: SPRING AWAKENING Revival Officially Headed to NYC; Casting Notice Posted!UPDATE: SPRING AWAKENING Revival Officially Headed to NYC; Casting Notice Posted!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Just last month, BroadwayWorld brought you news that Spring Awakening might be heading back to New York. And now an Equity casting notice has confirmed that Duncan Sheik and Steven Sater's musical is officially headed to NYC, but no word yet on whether the show will end up on Broadway. (more...)

Relive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway RunRelive the Song of Purple Summer: A Look Back at SPRING AWAKENING's Original Broadway Run
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 1, 2015

The 'Song of Purple Summer' might be heard - and seen - once more on Broadway. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS National Tour Begins Run at Orpheum Theatre 7/28KINKY BOOTS National Tour Begins Run at Orpheum Theatre 7/28
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Kinky Boots, the smash-hit musical that brings together four-time Tony Award-winner Harvey Fierstein (Book) and Tony and Grammy Award-winning rock icon Cyndi Lauper (Tony Award-winner for Best Score for Kinky Boots) debuts at the Hennepin Theatre Trust's Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave., downtown Minneapolis) July 28-Aug. 2, 2015 as the final production in the 2014-2015 Thrivent Financial Broadway on Hennepin Season. Tickets for the box office record-breaking hit musical are on sale now and may be purchased in person (no service fees) at the State Theatre Box Office (805 Hennepin Ave., Minneapolis), online at HennepinTheatreTrust.org, by calling 1.800.982.2787 or visiting a Ticketmaster Center. (more...)

West End's KINKY BOOTS Extends into 2016West End's KINKY BOOTS Extends into 2016
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

The upcoming UK premiere of Kinky Boots, Broadway's huge-hearted, high-heeled hit, today announces the opening of a new booking period, with tickets now available until Saturday 6 February 2016. Tickets for this extended period will go on sale from Monday 29 June 2015. Winner of six Broadway Tony® Awards, Kinky Boots will open at London's Adelphi Theatre on 15 September 2015, with previews from 21 August 2015. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Opens in Toronto Tonight, Starring Alan Mingo Jr.KINKY BOOTS Opens in Toronto Tonight, Starring Alan Mingo Jr.
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2015

Everybody say, YEAH! The Canadian premiere of the Tony Award-winning KINKY BOOTS officially opens tonight, June 28 at the Royal Alexandra Theatre, after playing previews since June 16. (more...)

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