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BWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo TheatreBWW Review: WICKED at Shea's Buffalo Theatre
by Michael Rabice - May 20, 2017

Good Triumphs Over All in WICKED. It's hard to know if in 1900 L. Frank Baum ever imagined there would be an afterlife to his children's book 'The Wizard of Oz,' but in 1939 MGM capitalized on book's wide appeal and their film version has became a staple in every child's movie experience. Flash forward 64 years to what can best be described as a prequel to Dorothy's famous journey, and you have the megamusical WICKED, which has become almost as popular as the MGM film. (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

Celia Keenan-Bolger, Anita Gillette & More Will Star in Second Stage's A PARALLELOGRAMCelia Keenan-Bolger, Anita Gillette & More Will Star in Second Stage's A PARALLELOGRAM
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

Second Stage Theater (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director, Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced complete casting for its upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize, Tony Award and Olivier Award winner Bruce Norris' play, A PARALLELOGRAM, directed by current Tony nominee Michael Greif. (more...)

BWW Previews: FINDING NEVERLAND at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTSBWW Previews: FINDING NEVERLAND at BROWARD CENTER FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS
by John Lariviere - May 13, 2017

Finding Neverland  is coming to The Broward Center for the Performing Arts June 13 - 25, 2017. Finding Neverland tells the incredible story behind one of the world's most beloved characters: Peter Pan (more...)

VIDEO: See Patti LuPone Sing 'Back on Top' in the Recording Studio; WAR PAINT Cast Album Out This Month!VIDEO: See Patti LuPone Sing 'Back on Top' in the Recording Studio; WAR PAINT Cast Album Out This Month!
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical War Paint - starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole - in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. Watch a teaser for the album's single 'Back on Top' below, and for more information on the album, visit www.sh-k-boom.com/war-paint! (more...)

Breaking News: HELLO, DOLLY! & COME FROM AWAY Top Outer Critics Circle Winners; Full List!Breaking News: HELLO, DOLLY! & COME FROM AWAY Top Outer Critics Circle Winners; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced today its award winners for the 2016-17 season in 27 categories. (more...)

Broadway in Boston Engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND On Sale 5/7Broadway in Boston Engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND On Sale 5/7
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

Broadway In Boston, announced today that tickets for the upcoming Boston engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND will go on sale to the public this Sunday, May 7th.  FINDING NEVERLAND will play a limited two week engagement at the Boston Opera House August 8-20, 2017 as part of the 2016-2017 Lexus Broadway In Boston Season. (more...)

Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!Phylicia Rashad Signs on for 'MIDSUMMER' at Shakespeare in the Park; More Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater announced additional casting today for the 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with John Douglas Thompson and More for JULIUS CAESAR in the ParkPhoto Flash: In Rehearsal with John Douglas Thompson and More for JULIUS CAESAR in the Park
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

The Public Theater is gearing up for its 2017 Free Shakespeare in the Park season, beginning Tuesday, May 23 at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, continuing a 55-year tradition of free theater in Central Park. The rarely seen Julius Caesar, directed by The Public's Artistic Director Oskar Eustis, begins previews Tuesday, May 23 and runs through Sunday, June 18 with an official press opening on Monday, June 12. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal! (more...)

Broadway in Atlanta Offering Student Rush for FINDING NEVERLAND at the FoxBroadway in Atlanta Offering Student Rush for FINDING NEVERLAND at the Fox
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2017

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta will offer a special $25 Student Rush Ticket price for the Atlanta engagement of FINDING NEVERLAND, playing at the Fox Theatre May 16-21 as part of the 2016/2017 season. (more...)

BWW Feature: FINDING NEVERLAND Tour All Part of Learning to FlyBWW Feature: FINDING NEVERLAND Tour All Part of Learning to Fly
by Katricia Lang - Apr 29, 2017

FINDING NEVERLAND is touring city to city teaching imagination and aviation. (more...)

Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!Outer Critics Circle Nominations Announced: Hello, Dolly!, Anastasia, Groundhog Day and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, will welcome Danny Burstein and Jane Krakowski to announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th (11AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). You can watch the announcement live below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 24th, 2017 - ANASTASIA, Easter Bonnet and More!BWW Morning Brief April 24th, 2017 - ANASTASIA, Easter Bonnet and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 24, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: There's a rumor in St. Petersburg that ANASTASIA opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins, Kenneth Posner & Catherine Zuber Bring WAR PAINT from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Korins, Kenneth Posner & Catherine Zuber Bring WAR PAINT from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 21, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, Kenneth Posner & Catherine Zuber, who acted as scenic, lighting and costume designers for Broadway's beautified hit, War Paint. (more...)

BWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Struts Into Sydney Bringing Heels, Heart And An Inspiring Story Of AcceptanceBWW REVIEW: KINKY BOOTS Struts Into Sydney Bringing Heels, Heart And An Inspiring Story Of Acceptance
by Jade Kops - Apr 20, 2017

Harvey Fierstein and Cindi Lauper's multi award winning, feel good hit KINKY BOOTS delighted Sydney's opening night audience with its heart-warming story of courage, acceptance and fabulous footwear. (more...)

Roundabout's IF I FORGET to Be Captured by BroadwayHDRoundabout's IF I FORGET to Be Captured by BroadwayHD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

It has just been announced that on April 26, Roundabout's acclaimed production of Steven Levenson's new play IF I FORGET will be captured on video by BroadwayHD, to be released on demand to BroadwayHD subscribers in Fall 2017 (date TBA). (more...)

Roundabout's IF I FORGET Enters Final Fortnight Off-BroadwayRoundabout's IF I FORGET Enters Final Fortnight Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Roundabout Theatre Company will conclude the world-premiere production of If I Forget by Roundabout Underground alumni playwright Steven Levenson (The Unavoidable Disappearance of Tom Durnin; Dear Evan Hansen), directed by Daniel Sullivan on Sunday, April 30. (more...)

Panic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTSPanic! At The Disco's Brendon Urie to Make Broadway Debut in KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Producers Daryl Roth and Hal Luftig announced today that Grammy Award-nominated Panic! At the Disco front man Brendon Urie will make his Broadway debut as 'Charlie Price' in Kinky Boots, beginning Friday, May 26 through August 6, 2017. (more...)

Kravis Center to Present 2013 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTSKravis Center to Present 2013 Tony Award-Winning Best Musical KINKY BOOTS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

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 Raymond F. Kravis Center for the Performing Arts on April 18 - 23. (more...)

BWW Review: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Battle Over American Women in WAR PAINTBWW Review: Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Battle Over American Women in WAR PAINT
by Michael Dale - Apr 7, 2017

The recently completed Off-Broadway run of Penelope Skinner's fictional dramatic comedy LINDA embraced the efforts of a 55-year-old feminist of the cosmetics industry who fought to have her company's products promoted in a way that recognized the beauty of all women rather than exploit their fears of not achieving society's beauty standards. (more...)

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