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Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/9 - MOBY DICK in Baltimore, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in LA and MoreRegional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 12/9 - MOBY DICK in Baltimore, MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG in LA and More
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 9, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Washington, DC, Chicago, Orlando and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include THE SECRET GARDEN in DC, THE FUNDAMENTALS in Chicago, and PYGMALION in Orlando, just to name a few. (more...)

BWW Review: Michael Arden Reinvigorates MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at The WallisBWW Review: Michael Arden Reinvigorates MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at The Wallis
by Ellen Dostal - Dec 7, 2016

When MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG opened on Broadway in 1981, no one anticipated that it would be a flop. With a score by Stephen Sondheim and direction by Hal Prince, it should have been the next success in a series of highly successful collaborations by the two kings of musical theatre, following such game changers as COMPANY, FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC, PACIFIC OVERTURES, and SWEENEY TODD (more...)

Photo Exclusive: Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the WallisPhoto Exclusive: Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More in MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis
by Lily Lim - Dec 6, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18.  BroadwayWorld has an exclusive look below!  (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2016BWW's On This Day - November 20, 2016
by - Nov 20, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 20 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 11/19/2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 11/19/2016. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2016BWW's On This Day - November 19, 2016
by - Nov 19, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on November 19 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: A Look Inside Michael Arden's New Production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONGSTAGE TUBE: A Look Inside Michael Arden's New Production of MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG
by Stage Tube - Nov 15, 2016

Michael Arden, who brilliantly re-imagined The Wallis and Deaf West Theatre's production of Spring Awakening that received rave reviews on Broadway, directs this rarely staged Stephen Sondheim (Into the Woods, Sweeney Todd, West Side Story) musical. Merrily We Roll Along travels backwards in time to navigate the bumpy history among three friends - Franklin, Charlie and Mary - who begin their in careers in show business together. The powerful and moving story, based on the Kaufman and Hart play, features some of Sondheim's most beautiful songs including 'Good Thing Going,' 'Our Time' and 'Not a Day Goes By'. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 11/3/2016 - SWEAT at The Public, A BRONX TALE and More!Broadway AM Report, 11/3/2016 - SWEAT at The Public, A BRONX TALE and More!
by Jessica Khan - Nov 3, 2016

Today's big news: Lynn Nottage's SWEAT opens this evening at The Public Theater, and A BRONX TALE begins previews tonight on the Great White Way! (more...)

OUT Magazine's Annual OUT100 Highlights Javier Munoz, Michael Arden and More!OUT Magazine's Annual OUT100 Highlights Javier Munoz, Michael Arden and More!
by Nora Dominick - Nov 2, 2016

Today OUT magazine unveiled their annual list celebrating the Top 100 most compelling people of the year with the special OUT100 double issue. (more...)

BWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant MiracleBWW Review: HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME a Brilliant Miracle
by Trevor Durham - Oct 23, 2016

Once in a very rare moment do you see community art shine, shine like a diamond in the rough, shine like nothing you could have hoped to find there. Rarely can one expect to find New York quality shows in a space outside of the great white way, perhaps Boston or Chicago. Not Broward, never Broward. Some blessings reach far, in the figure of Patrick Fitzwater and Slow Burn Theatre, opening their bright new season with a shock. Under a very exclusive contract, Fitzwater and his team are premiering The Hunchback of Notre Dame, a Disney produced show with only four productions ever produced. The score is one of the most challenging and daunting ever written, the characters dark as Victor Hugo's original novel, and technical nightmares never seen in south Florida. Somehow, through the magic of his performers (and a full choir), Fitzwater puts on a premiere that rivals New York, a show that most have never seen before, certainly one of the greatest productions the state has ever seen. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016Hottest Articles on BWW 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016
by - Oct 18, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 10/11/2016 - 10/18/2016. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/18/2016 - SELL/BUY/DATE, THE GREAT COMET and More!Broadway AM Report, 10/18/2016 - SELL/BUY/DATE, THE GREAT COMET and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 18, 2016

Today's big news: Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE opens at Manhattan Theatre Club, and 'THE GREAT COMET' begins previews on Broadway! (more...)

Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!Wayne Brady, Whitney Bashor, Saycon Sengbloh and More Tapped for Michael Arden's MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at the Wallis; Cast Set!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2016

Legendary American composer and lyricist Stephen Sondheim's masterwork Merrily We Roll Along is revisited in a new production under the direction of Tony Award nominee Michael Arden (Spring Awakening) set for the Bram Goldsmith Theater stage at the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts from November 23 through December 18. (more...)

Bob Dylan Named Recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature for Creating 'New Poetic Expressions'Bob Dylan Named Recipient of Nobel Prize in Literature for Creating 'New Poetic Expressions'
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2016

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Dylan has won the Nobel Prize in Literature 'for having created new poetic expressions within the great American song tradition.' Dylan is the first American to win the esteemed prize since Toni Morrison in 1993. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 10/6/2016 - HOLIDAY INN Opens and More!Broadway AM Report, 10/6/2016 - HOLIDAY INN Opens and More!
by Jessica Khan - Oct 6, 2016

Today's big news: The U.S. premiere of COMMUNION bows tonight at Urban Stages, the casts of RIDE THE CYCLONE and IN TRANSIT meet the press, and Roundabout's HOLIDAY INN opens on Broadway! (more...)

Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record-Setting $782,081 for BC/EFA!Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction Raises Record-Setting $782,081 for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 26, 2016

A stunning fall day set the perfect stage September 30, 2016, as Broadway fans searched for endless theatre treasures and once-in-a-lifetime experiences at the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction, which raised a record $782,081 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: BC/EFA Flea Market 2016 Celebrity Autograph TablePhoto Coverage: BC/EFA Flea Market 2016 Celebrity Autograph Table
by Linda Lenzi - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike flocked to New York City's famed theatre district Sunday for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS.The biggest day of the year for Broadway fans celebrated all things theatre with offerings of unique Broadway treasures, unforgettable theatrical experiences and more than 70 stars. BroadwayWorld.com was on hand for the day and captured all of the celebrities as they signed autographs in the BC/EFA photo booth. (more...)

Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!Today's the Day! Your Complete Guide to the Broadway Flea Market!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 25, 2016

Broadway enthusiasts and stars alike will flock to New York City's famed theatre district today for the 30th Annual Broadway Flea Market & Grand Auction (#broadwayflea), produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Want to plan your route in advance? Scroll down for this year's map, plus close-ups of each zone and a list of participants! (more...)

The Wallis & LADCC Announce New Session of the Students Arts ReportersThe Wallis & LADCC Announce New Session of the Students Arts Reporters
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

 Continuing its successful partnership, the Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts and the Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) announce the second edition of the well-received education program designed for students, ages 12-18, interested in journalism and arts criticism.  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward AlbeePhoto Coverage: Remembering the Life and Career of Legendary Playwright, Edward Albee
by Walter McBride - Sep 23, 2016

Last week, legendary playwright Edward Albee passed away in his sleep at his home in Montauk, LI at the age of 88.  See photos of the Albee throughout his distinguished career as BroadwayWorld remembers the life and works of the theatre's most revered figures.  (more...)

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