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Broadway By Design: David Korins & Paul Tazewell Bring HAMILTON from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Korins & Paul Tazewell Bring HAMILTON from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - May 30, 2016

In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Tony nominees David Korins and Paul Tazewell, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's smash hit, HAMILTON. (more...)

Watch HAMILTON Stars Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom, Jr. on Late Night ShowsWatch HAMILTON Stars Daveed Diggs and Leslie Odom, Jr. on Late Night Shows
by Louisa Brady - May 28, 2016

Last night, two of HAMILTON's Tony-nominated stars, Leslie Odom, Jr. and Daveed Diggs, made appearances on late night shows at 11:35pm. Odom Jr. spoke with Jimmy Fallon, giving him juicy details about his own experience in the audience of HAMILTON, while Diggs chatted with Stephen Colbert about how Jefferson managed to plant so many crops all by himself. Check out their two appearances below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring GalaHAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. & Babyface to Headline Kennedy Center's Spring Gala
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016

?The Kennedy Center today announced R&B singer Kenny "Babyface" Edmonds and Broadway star Leslie Odom, Jr. will replace Michael Buble as the headline talent for its upcoming Spring Gala, How Sweet It Is: A Tribute to Marvin Gaye, on Sunday, June 5, 2016 in the Kennedy Center Concert Hall. Due to required vocal cord surgery, Buble has withdrawn from this performance. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/28 - 6/3 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/28 - 6/3 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 27, 2016

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/28 - 6/3, airing on NBC (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/27/2016 - PAINT YOUR WAGON, Leslie Odom, Jr., ANASTASIA and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/27/2016 - PAINT YOUR WAGON, Leslie Odom, Jr., ANASTASIA and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 27, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The New York City Center Encores! cast recording of Lerner & Loewe's PAINT YOUR WAGON comes out today. Plus Leslie Odom, Jr. and Martin Short will be visiting THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON and ANASTASIA opens tonight at Hartford Stage! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda's #HamOfThrones Mash-up Inspires Revolutionary GAME OF THRONES TweetsTWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda's #HamOfThrones Mash-up Inspires Revolutionary GAME OF THRONES Tweets
by Michael Dale - May 26, 2016

Fans are creating clever tweets matching pics from 'Game of Thrones' with HAMILTON lyrics. (more...)

Dramatists Guild Releases Statement on HAMILTON Producers' Profit-Sharing Deal with CastDramatists Guild Releases Statement on HAMILTON Producers' Profit-Sharing Deal with Cast
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the producers of Hamilton recently struck a profit-sharing deal with members of the original cast, ensuring that those who've been with the production since its initial labs will receive a portion of upcoming royalties. Today, the Dramatists Guild of America has released a statement on the matter. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Toasts the 2016 Creative Arts Tony Nominees!Photo Coverage: Broadway Toasts the 2016 Creative Arts Tony Nominees!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 25, 2016

Just yesterday, the Tony Awards toasted this year's creative arts nominees- the many designers, directors, and choreographers who made this theatre season sparkle. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event! (more...)

Rise Up! HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Now Platinum Certified!Rise Up! HAMILTON Original Cast Recording Now Platinum Certified!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

The musical took to Twitter to announce that the recording has now been officially platinum certified, meaning it has sold one million units! (more...)

5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!5 Days Left to Vote in the BroadwayWorld Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2016

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie AwardŽ for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie AwardŽ for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors GuildŽ Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!Photo Coverage: Hangin' with the Winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by Jennifer Broski - May 24, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) have announced the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie AwardŽ for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie AwardŽ for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors GuildŽ Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/24 - 5/27 on NBCScoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/24 - 5/27 on NBC
by TV Scoop - May 24, 2016

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON 5/24 - 5/27, airing on NBC (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!DEAR EVAN HANSEN, GUARDS AT THE TAJ & More Win at the 61st Annual Obie Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2016

The American Theatre Wing (Heather Hitchens, President) and The Village Voice (Peter Barbey, Owner) are thrilled to announce the winners of the 61st Annual Obie Awards. Rajiv Joseph's Guards at the Taj, produced by the Atlantic Theater Company, received the Obie AwardŽ for Best New American Play, which is accompanied by a $1,000 prize. Legendary actor/dancer/choreographer Carmen de Lavallade and renowned playwright A.R. Gurney each received a special Obie AwardŽ for Lifetime Achievement. Obie and Screen Actors GuildŽ Award-winning actress Lea DeLaria returned as host of this year's ceremony, which was held at Webster Hall (125 East 11th Street). A complete list of the awards is given below. (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Gregory Haney Photographed In Costume Using 1839 LensTWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Gregory Haney Photographed In Costume Using 1839 Lens
by Michael Dale - May 23, 2016

The talented triple-threat is the latest subject in HAMILTON's series of vintage portraits by photographer Josh Lehrer. (more...)

DVR Alert - Leslie Odom Jr, Martin Short to Visit TONIGHT SHOW This WeekDVR Alert - Leslie Odom Jr, Martin Short to Visit TONIGHT SHOW This Week
by TV News Desk - May 23, 2016

NBC has announced that on Friday, May 27th, HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Leslie Odom Jr and Broadway's Martin Short will visit THE TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON. (more...)

Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC -Scoop: TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON on NBC -
by TV Scoop - May 23, 2016

Get all the scoop on TONIGHT SHOW STARRING JIMMY FALLON, airing on NBC (more...)

Transgender Actor MJ Rodriguez Thanks Telsey + Company For HAMILTON AuditionTransgender Actor MJ Rodriguez Thanks Telsey + Company For HAMILTON Audition
by Michael Dale - May 20, 2016

The 2011 Clive Barnes Award winner as Angel in RENT was seen for Peggy Schuyler. (more...)

Philly POPS Sets Independence Day Concerts, Fireworks ShowPhilly POPS Sets Independence Day Concerts, Fireworks Show
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016

?On Independence Day Weekend, the Philly POPS will perform its annual free July 3 concert on Independence Mall, at the City of Philadelphia's July 4 Celebration of Freedom ceremony and parade on Independence Mall, and as part of the city's July 4 concert and fireworks show on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/20/2016 - The Drama League Awards and More!Broadway AM Report, 5/20/2016 - The Drama League Awards and More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 20, 2016

TODAY'S BIG NEWS: The Drama League Awards are being presented today, hosted by Zachary Levi and Megan Hilty! (more...)

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