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BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!BWW Feature: Broadway Knows how to Celebrate Birthdays; 10 Birthday Showtunes!
by Matt Tamanini - Jun 29, 2015

My birthday this year took on extra significance, as the Supreme Court of the United States selected that day to rule that all people had an equal and unalienable right to marry whomever they wanted, regardless of gender. While normally a day to indulge in extreme selfishness, I am quite pleased to cede the importance of June 26th from a celebration of my birth to that of love and compassion for all people. Hopefully Derek Jeter, Ariana Grande, Nick Offerman, Aubrey Plaza, and Chris O'Donnell are all on board as well. Despite long considering myself a LGBTQ ally, I am now going to turn this feature back to being about my birthday (because I already had the songs chosen before SCOTUS ruled). So, this month, I am taking over sole duties that I normally share with Jeff Walker, and composing a list of 10 showtunes all about births and birthdays. Feel free to chime in on Twitter (@BWWMatt) or in the comments below with any others you would like to add to the list. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON Cast Assembles on Richard Rodgers Stage For First TimePhoto Flash: HAMILTON Cast Assembles on Richard Rodgers Stage For First Time
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2015

Lin-Manuel Miranda is back on Broadway! HAMILTON has just moved into the Richard Rodgers theatre, in anticipation of a July 13 opening, and the company has been posting pics of their exciting new beginning for the past day. Check out snapshots of the cast, the set, and more below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda on Watching HAMILTON the First Time- 'I Burst Into Tears'Lin-Manuel Miranda on Watching HAMILTON the First Time- 'I Burst Into Tears'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2015

It's just weeks until the story of one of America's founding fathers makes a splash on the Broadway stage. The world premiere production of Hamilton, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, will start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. In anticipation of the Broadway transfer, the company was photographed for Vogue by famed photographer Annie Leibowitz. Click here to check out more of her photographs of the cast! (more...)

Breaking News: NBC Entertainment and Universal Stage Productions Announce Plans to Create Full BOMBSHELL Stage ShowBreaking News: NBC Entertainment and Universal Stage Productions Announce Plans to Create Full BOMBSHELL Stage Show
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

 Following the explosive and well-received Actors Fund benefit that featured the music of “Bombshell” from the NBC television series “Smash,” Universal Stage Productions has begun development on “Bombshell” as a musical for the stage. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 13-19THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: June 13-19
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 19, 2015

Been watching Bombshell in Concert videos all week? Still listening to Sydney Lucas singing 'Ring of Keys'? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: History is Happening in Manhattan-Rehearsals Begin for HAMILTON on Broadway!Photo Coverage: History is Happening in Manhattan-Rehearsals Begin for HAMILTON on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jun 19, 2015

The world premiere production of Hamilton, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, will start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Starring in the new musical will be Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Anthony Ramos, Daveed Digs and Renee Elise Goldsberry. The company just met the press and you can check out complete photo coverage from the special day below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of HAMILTON on Broadway!FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of HAMILTON on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jun 18, 2015

The world premiere production of Hamilton, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, will start performances on Broadway on July 13 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Starring in the new musical will be Lin-Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Groff, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Anthony Ramos, Daveed Digs and Renee Elise Goldsberry. The company just met the press and you can check out a photo sneak peek from the special day below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Works by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy & More Set for Vineyard Arts Project's 2015 SeasonWorks by James Lapine, Tom Kitt, Rachel Chavkin, Dave Malloy & More Set for Vineyard Arts Project's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

Vineyard Arts Project, a nonprofit performing arts residency center on Martha's Vineyard, has announced its artist lineup for the 2015 season. (more...)

Jonathan Groff on Starring in Broadway's HAMILTON: 'I Felt Like I Won The Lottery By Accident'Jonathan Groff on Starring in Broadway's HAMILTON: 'I Felt Like I Won The Lottery By Accident'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 16, 2015

In an interview for The Joe D Show podcast, Groff commented on how his casting in the part came abou. (more...)

Breaking News: HAMILTON Sets Full Broadway Cast Including Jonathan Groff!Breaking News: HAMILTON Sets Full Broadway Cast Including Jonathan Groff!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2015

This Just In! Jonathan Groff will reprise his Off-Broadway performance in HAMILTON as King George, opposite Lin-Manuel Miranda, Christopher Jackson, Leslie Odom Jr., Phillipa Soo, Anthony Ramos, Daveed Digs and Renee Elise Goldsberry who will follow the show to Broadway. Plus, the cast is getting a little bit bigger with some new additions to the ensemble. (more...)

VIDEO: Katharine McPhee Talks SMASH Reunion: 'I Think It's Very Likely They Can Turn it Into a Musical'VIDEO: Katharine McPhee Talks SMASH Reunion: 'I Think It's Very Likely They Can Turn it Into a Musical'
by Caryn Robbins - Jun 15, 2015

Katharine McPhee spoke exclusively to PEOPLE about the recent 'Smash' one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund (more...)

Hollywood Bowl, Full-Fledged Broadway Run Next for BOMBSHELL Concert?Hollywood Bowl, Full-Fledged Broadway Run Next for BOMBSHELL Concert?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 10, 2015

The concert presentation of BOMBSHELL, the musical from the NBC TV series 'Smash', hit Broadway in a one-night-only event benefitting The Actors Fund earlier this week at The Minskoff Theatre. Just after the event, the Los Angeles Times caught up with composer/lyricist team Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, who talked about the possibility of expanding BOMBSHELL into a full-fledged Broadway musical. For now, though, their sights are set on an encore in Hollywood. (more...)

BWW TV: BOMBSHELL Highlights! Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty Strut Their Stuff for The Actors FundBWW TV: BOMBSHELL Highlights! Katharine McPhee & Megan Hilty Strut Their Stuff for The Actors Fund
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last night, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). BroadwayWorld has highlights from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Marilyn is Back! Go Inside Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit ConcertPhoto Flash: Marilyn is Back! Go Inside Actors Fund's BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasseand Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). Check out photos from insode the concert below! (more...)

BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!BOMBSHELL Concert Roundup - Press Weighs In!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway).  Below, check out a roundup of recaps from the press! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: More Clips from the BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert!STAGE TUBE: More Clips from the BOMBSHELL Benefit Concert!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed byJoshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at TheMinskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). Check out more highlights from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the BOMBSHELL After-Party with Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More!Photo Flash: Inside the BOMBSHELL After-Party with Katharine McPhee, Megan Hilty & More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2015

Below, check out phots from the after-party for The Actors Fund Benefit Concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series SMASH! The series was created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman. The concert was presented by Neil Meron and Craig Zadan, the one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund was held Monday, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BOMBSHELL's Actors Fund Benefit Concert!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights from BOMBSHELL's Actors Fund Benefit Concert!
by Stage Tube - Jun 9, 2015

The concert presentation of the musical created within the NBC TV series 'Smash,' created by Theresa Rebeck, Bombshell, with music by Marc Shaiman, lyrics by Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman, directed by Joshua Bergasse and Scott Wittman with choreography by Joshua Bergasse and music direction by Marc Shaiman, a one-night only landmark event benefitting The Actors Fund, took place last, June 8, 2015 at The Minskoff Theatre (1515 Broadway). Check out some highlights from the show below! (more...)

BOMBSHELL Swag Bag Now Up For Auction, Ends TomorrowBOMBSHELL Swag Bag Now Up For Auction, Ends Tomorrow
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 8, 2015

Own a piece of BOMBSHELL! (more...)

BOMBSHELL Returns! Photos & Videos From Tonight's One Night Only ConcertBOMBSHELL Returns! Photos & Videos From Tonight's One Night Only Concert
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 8, 2015

BOMBSHELL is back, for one night only! (more...)

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