Audra McDonald, Vanessa Williams, Matthew Morrison & More Join Provincetown's Broadway Lineup!by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2016
Mark Cortale, Producing Artistic Director of The Art House in Provincetown, MA, has announced that 6-time Tony winner Audra McDonald will return to Provincetown on August 21 for one show only, joined by husband and fellow-Broadway star Will Swenson. Matthew Morrison star of "Glee" and "Finding Neverland" is also slated to join pianist & host Seth Rudetsky for the Broadway @ Town Hall series on August 7th. The Art House's hotly anticipated 2016 summer season will also include artists like Vanessa Williams, Kristin Chenoweth, Patti LuPone, Cheyenne Jackson, the Indigo Girls, Megan Hilty, Judy Kuhn, Gavin Creel and Steve Grand, among others. This summer, the venue's marquee Broadway concert series will again encompass performances at both The Art House as well as Provincetown's Town Hall. The Broadway @ Town Hall concert series will help raise funds for the Tyler Clementi Foundation. For Tickets visit www.ptownarthouse.com or call 800-838-3006. (more...)
Broadway AM Report, 5/25/2016 - PARAMOUR, Paper Mill Playhouse and More!by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 25, 2016
Cirque Du Soleil's PARAMOUR opens tonight on Broadway, and the company of Paper Mill Playhouse's WEST SIDE STORY meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)
STAGE TUBE: Watch Matthew Morrison's Revist His HAIRSPRAY Days at Feinstein's/54 Below!by Stage Tube - May 24, 2016
Emmy, Tony, and two-time Golden Globe nominated star of stage and screen Matthew Morrison returns to Feinstein's/54 Below for three very special performances. In these new concerts, Morrison performs classic renditions of standards and numbers from his past productions - including HAIRSPRAY, SOUTH PACIFIC, FINDING NEVERLAND, GLEE, and more. (more...)
BWW Review: AN EVENING WITH MATTHEW MORRISON at Mayo Performing Arts Centerby Leigh Scheps - May 23, 2016
I've met Matthew several times over the last decade and a half. The first time was in 2002, right after Hairspray opened. The second instance was at 54 Below, when he was seeing his on-screen arch nemesis, Jane Lynch, perform. Most recently, I got the chance to briefly chat with him backstage after a performance of Finding Neverland. When I left the theater, I remember saying he was the most gracious star on Broadway. Friday, was no different. (more...)
Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 23-29, Featuring The Skivvies, John Arthur Greene, and More!by Louisa Brady - May 22, 2016
Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Exposure in Concert, Featuring Lillias White and More; Sven Ratzke's STARMAN; John Arthur Greene at the Metropolitan Room; The Skivvies at 54 Below; and Aladdin's Arielle and Adam Jacobs in 'Sibling Disobedience.' (more...)
BWW's On This Day - May 22, 2016by - May 22, 2016
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 22 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/21/2016by - May 21, 2016
BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/21/2016.
BWW's On This Day - May 21, 2016by - May 21, 2016
Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 21 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events!
Matthew Morrison, Arielle & Adam Jacobs and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Belowby BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016
Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)
Houston Symphony to Offer Free Summer Concert Seriesby BWW News Desk - May 20, 2016
?Following a successful and packed season, the Houston Symphony will begin a series of free summer concerts June 1. Performances will include eight Summer Community Concerts at various locations across Houston, five concerts as part of the ExxonMobil Summer Symphony Nights at Miller Outdoor Theatre and two festive Star-Spangled Salute celebrations. The free performances are casual, relaxed and designed for concert-goers of all ages. (more...)
Lea Michele Celebrates GLEE's 7th Anniversary with Throwback Thursday Photoby TV News Desk - May 20, 2016
Lea Michele turned to Instagram yesterday to share a very special 'Throwback Thursday' photo celebrating the 7-year anniversary of the premiere of GLEE. (more...)
Megan Hilty to Join Matthew Morrison & The New York Pops at Forest Hills Stadium This Summerby BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016
On July 7, 2016, The New York Pops will return to its new summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program starring Tony nominees Megan Hilty and Matthew Morrison. After a wildly successful outing at the open-air venue in summer 2015, The New York Pops is proud to return to Queens with a full orchestra. The concert will also continue the expanded version of the orchestra's Kids in the Balcony program, offering 1,000 children an opportunity to attend and learn about live music for free. (more...)
Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 5/14-5/15/2016by - May 15, 2016
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, May 15, 2016 - Sunday, May 15, 2016.
Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 16-22, Featuring Laura Benanti, Matthew Morrison, and More!by Louisa Brady - May 15, 2016
Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Victoria Shaw: 'Under the Covers' With Special Guests Matthew and Gunnar Nelson; Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; A Celebration of Laura Benanti Starring Laura Benanti and Friends; Matthew Morrison at 54 Below; and Julia Mattison IS Ruby Manger: Springtime For Ruby - A Farewell Engagement. (more...)
Matthew Morrison, Laura Benanti Celebration and More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Belowby BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016
Next week, Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz, and beyond. (more...)
Photo Flash: Kelli O'Hara, Matthew Morrison, Victoria Clark & More Celebrate MasterVoices at 2016 Spring Benefitby BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016
MasterVoices raised more than $220,000 to fund the company's Artistic and Education Programs at its 2016 Spring Benefit which featured Dido and Aeneas by Henry Purcell and Nahum Tate starring Kelli O'Hara, Victoria Clark, Elliot Madore, Anna Christy, and Sarah Mesko, with a World Premiere prologue by Michael John LaChiusa, directed and choreographed by Doug Varone, and conducted by Ted Sperling at Le Parker Meridien and New York City Center on April 28, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you look inside the big night below! (more...)
Matthew Morrison Will Perform with The New York Pops at Forest Hills Stadium This Summerby BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016
On July 7, 2016, The New York Pops will return to its summer home, Forest Hills Stadium in Queens, NY, for a program starring Tony and Emmy nominee Matthew Morrison and a special guest to be announced. (more...)
Hottest Articles on BWW 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016by - May 3, 2016
Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 4/26/2016 - 5/3/2016.
UPDATE: Responding to Public Outcry, Drama Desk Adds 'Best Book of a Musical' Categoryby BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016
As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Drama Desk winners Vanessa Williams and Matthew Morrison announced the nominations for the 61st Annual Drama Desk Awards last week, April 28. However, the 'Best Book of a Musical' category was not included this year.
After being shamed on social media for leaving the category out of the initial nominations, the Drama Desk Awards (without announcement) quietly added the category back this afternoon on their web site. (more...)
UPDATE: Drama Desk Committee to Address Shelved 'Best Book of a Musical' Categoryby BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016
The 'Best Book of a Musical' category was not included in the Drama Desk nominations this year. In response to this development, Doug Wright, President of the Dramatists Guild of America, wrote a letter to the Drama Desk's president saying he and his team are 'painfully aggrieved' this season's book writers aren't being given the credit they deserve. (more...)
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