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Wayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His HometownWayne Kirkpatrick on Bringing SOMETHING ROTTEN! To His Hometown
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 22, 2017

Try as you might, chances are you won't be very lucky in convincing Wayne Kirkpatrick to give you the scoop about his next Broadway musical - that information is kept under the strictest of confidence, thanks to his pledge to producer Kevin McCollum and his musical collaborator who just happens to be his brother, Karey. (more...)

Georgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next YearGeorgia Engel and Lillias White to Take the Court in Paper Mill's HALF TIME Next Year
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, has announced early casting for Half Time, a new musical, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Jerry Mitchell. Five-time Emmy nominee Georgia Engel (The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Drowsy Chaperone) and Tony and Emmy Award winner Lillias White (The Life, Sesame Street) will lead the cast in this uplifting true story of ten New Jersey seniors with extraordinary dreams who audition to dance at halftime for a major basketball team. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Arrive at The Smith Center This AugustSOMETHING ROTTEN! to Arrive at The Smith Center This August
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The completely original new musical SOMETHING ROTTEN!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (THE BOOK OF MORMON, ALADDIN), with music and lyrics by GRAMMY Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts Aug. 8 - 13, 2017. (more...)

2017 TONY AWARD Recap: Show By Show Winner's List2017 TONY AWARD Recap: Show By Show Winner's List
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Oscar, Golden Globe and Tony Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey hosted THE 71st ANNUAL TONY® AWARDS, live from the historic Radio City Music Hall in New York City. Below, find out how the shows fared in the categories in which they were nominated: (more...)

VIDEO: HELLO DOLLY's David Hyde Pierce Performs on THE TONYSVIDEO: HELLO DOLLY's David Hyde Pierce Performs on THE TONYS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

HELLO DOLLY's David Hyde Pierce performed 'Penny in my Pocket' on tonight's TONY AWARDS. The actor portrays Horace Vangergelder in the hit revival. Watch the performance below. (more...)

HELLO, DOLLY! Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a MusicalHELLO, DOLLY! Wins 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

Hello, Dolly! has won the 2017 Tony Award for Best Revival of a Musical. Michael Stewart's (book) and Jerry Herman's (music and lyrics) masterpiece, Hello, Dolly!, returns to Broadway starring none other than Bette Midler. Directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, Hello, Dolly! is playing Broadway's legendary Shubert Theatre. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO, Ben Platt & Bette Midler Top 2017 Tony Awards - All the Winners!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OSLO, Ben Platt & Bette Midler Top 2017 Tony Awards - All the Winners!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

This is the moment! The American Theatre Wing's 71st Annual Tony Awards, hosted by Tony and Academy Award-winning actor Kevin Spacey, air live from Radio City Music Hall on the CBS Television Network tonight, honoring theatre professionals for distinguished achievement on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 1Photo Coverage: 2017 Tony Award Red Carpet Arrivals- Part 1
by Walter McBride - Jun 11, 2017

It's finally here! Follow along with BroadwayWorld.com ALL night, while you're glued to CBS on TV for all things Tony Awards. (more...)

They're Already Winners...  Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

One Day More! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!One Day More! Complete Guide to BWW's Tonys Coverage - All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2017

It's only a day away! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tomorrow night, June 11 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

Put on Your Sunday Clothes... It's Tonys Day! All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!Put on Your Sunday Clothes... It's Tonys Day! All You Need to Know About the Nominees, Schedule & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 11, 2017

Today is the day! The 71st Annual Tony Awards will air on CBS tonight (...tonight, won't be just any night), June 11 at 8pm and as usual, BroadwayWorld will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tonys Day, Night and Beyond! (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast RecordingsBWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 10, 2017

Happy Tonys season BroadwayWorld! Is your CD collection and iPod Tonys ready? The big show-the 71th annual Tony Awards-is just over 24 hours away! Naturally, New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8/7c on CBS. As always, this Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)


by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2017

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Photo Coverage: Tony Nominees Celebrate the Special Honorees of 2017!Photo Coverage: Tony Nominees Celebrate the Special Honorees of 2017!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 6, 2017

Just yesterday, the 2017 Tony nominees and friends gathered for a special evening to celebrate the Tony Honors for Excellence in the Theatre and 2017 Special Award Recipients. BroadwayWorld was on the red carpet for the big night and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Raise Your Voice and Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!Raise Your Voice and Cast Your Vote for the Theater Fans' Choice Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Now in our 15th year, the Theater Fans' Choice Awards are, by FAR, the largest fan based awards of their kind. Open to anyone to vote, we're excited to present a full slate of eligible nominees in categories that both mirror the popular critical awards, as well as fan favorite categories for Best Tour, Ensemble and Off Broadway shows. Plus, cast your vote in our newest category, honoring stage to screen adaptations! (more...)

BWW Review: Audra McDonald at StrathmoreBWW Review: Audra McDonald at Strathmore
by Elliot Lanes - May 30, 2017

In the pop music world there are certain artists who only need to be introduced by their first names. When you hear Cher, Madonna, or Barbara, there is instant recognition. The same holds true in the musical theatre world. When you hear the names Idina, Sutton, or Audra you know exactly who these people are. The latter, of course, is six-time Tony Award-winning actress, singer, and modern day goddess of the Great American Songbook Audra McDonald. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bette Midler, Jenn Colella and More Celebrate 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Theatre AwardsPhoto Coverage: Bette Midler, Jenn Colella and More Celebrate 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Theatre Awards
by Walter McBride - May 26, 2017

Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers and commentators for media covering New York theatre announced its award winners for the 2016-17 season in 27 categories earlier this month. Broadway's Danny Burstein, Katie Finneran and Christopher Fitzgerald served as gala award presenters at the 67th Annual Outer Critics Circle Awards ceremony yesterday, May 25th, at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you photos below! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON-which played a record breaking two-week run in 2015-returns to San Jose for a limited engagement July 11-23, 2017 at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 S. Almaden Blvd. San Jose). Single tickets are available now online at www.ticketmaster.com, in-person at the City National Civic Box Office (150 W. San Carlos St., San Jose), or by calling 800-982-ARTS (2787). Group orders of 15 or more may be placed by calling 408- 792-4131. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in MadisonTHE BOOK OF MORMON Breaks House Record in Madison
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2017

THE BOOK OF MORMON, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, has broken the house record in Madison for the week ending May 14, 2017 at Overture Center for the Arts grossing $1,515,721.80 for a standard 8-performance week. (more...)

BWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture CenterBWW Review: Witness THE BOOK OF MORMON at The Overture Center
by Scott Rawson - May 12, 2017

Hello; my name is Elder Rawson and I would like to talk to you about a most amazing musical. (more...)

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