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SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A CHORUS LINE casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

Christina Hendricks Signs On to SundanceTV's New Series HAP AND LEONARDChristina Hendricks Signs On to SundanceTV's New Series HAP AND LEONARD
by TV News Desk - Jul 16, 2015

SundanceTV announced today that multiple Emmy(R) nominee Christina Hendricks ('Mad Men') has joined the cast of its newest original scripted series 'Hap and Leonard.' (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell Wants to See Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Take on HEDWIGJohn Cameron Mitchell Wants to See Lady Gaga, Justin Timberlake Take on HEDWIG
by Jessica Showers - Jul 8, 2015

Pop stars Lady Gaga and Justin Timberlake are being summoned to Broadway! (more...)

Dave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDEDave Thomas Brown, Afton C. Williamson & More to Lead MCC's THE LEGEND OF GEORGIA MCBRIDE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Dave Thomas Brown, recently of Heathers: The Musical at New World Stages, leads a cast that also includes Wayne Duvall (O Brother Where Art Thou?, Leatherheads), Matt McGrath (Cabaret, Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Keith Nobbs (Lombardi, 'The Black Donnellys') and Afton C. Williamson ('Nashville,' 'Homeland') will star in Matthew Lopez's The Legend of Georgia McBride, the first production of MCC's 2015-16 Main Stage Season. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/2015 - A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/24/2015 - A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 24, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Jonathan Groff is looking for A NEW BRAIN, BEND IT LIKE BECKHAM hits the London stage running and more! (more...)

Michael C. Hall to Lead Cast of David Bowie & Enda Walsh's New Musical LAZARUS at NYTWMichael C. Hall to Lead Cast of David Bowie & Enda Walsh's New Musical LAZARUS at NYTW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2015

New York Theatre Workshop (NYTW) has announced that Golden Globe winner and six-time Emmy nominee Michael C. Hall (Hedwig and the Angry Inch, 'Dexter') will lead the cast of LAZARUS, by David Bowie and Enda Walsh (ONCE, Tony Award), inspired by the novel The Man Who Fell to Earth by Walter Tevis, and directed by Ivo van Hove (Hedda Gabler, More Stately Mansions, Obie Awards).  LAZARUS begins previews on November 18, with an opening night set for December 7, 2015. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons and More!WAKE UP with BWW 6/18/2015 - SIGNIFICANT OTHER, 'FAUSTUS', Parsons and More!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 18, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two off-Broadway openings and a starry INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO appearance from the Almighty Jim Parsons! (more...)

Michael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock & More Set for New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse SeasonMichael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock & More Set for New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 31st Powerhouse Season, have announced the first round of casting for their summer collaboration, which runs June 26 - August 2 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside the 2015 NYU Tisch Gala with Michael C. Hall, Ewan McGregor, Lauren Graham & MorePhoto Flash: Inside the 2015 NYU Tisch Gala with Michael C. Hall, Ewan McGregor, Lauren Graham & More
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

More than 400 alumni, donors and supporters gathered at Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall last week for the 2015 NYU Tisch School of the Arts Gala, honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman. The evening was a celebration of the dreams of NYU Tisch students, both past and present, and featured performances by current students and alumni of NYU Tisch and the cast of A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. The event was hosted by Anna Deavere Smithand included presenters Peter Krause, Winnie Holzman and Tyne Daly. Also in attendance were Ewan McGregor,Lauren Graham and Morgan Macgregor. Over $1.1 millionwas raised to support the education of talented young artists from around the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!Photo Coverage: NYU Tisch Gala Honors Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman!
by Jennifer Broski - May 5, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, was held last night, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. The evening was hosted by Anna Deavere Smith and featured special presenters Tyne Daly, and Winnie Holzman. The gala performance, directed by Bill Castellino, celebrated the incredible accomplishments of Tisch students, both past and present. Proceeds from the gala will support the education of talented young artists from around the world. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special night below! (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 5/4/2015 - NY Pops & Tisch Galas, Drama Critics Circle Winners, 'SMELL OF SUCCESS' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 5/4/2015 - NY Pops & Tisch Galas, Drama Critics Circle Winners, 'SMELL OF SUCCESS' and More!
by Jessica Showers - May 4, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: Two off-Broadway openings, a benefit concert, three galas, awards season announcements and more! (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightAnna Deavere Smith Hosts NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held tonight, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

Landestheater Linz stellt die 2015/2016 Saison vor - 4 Musicalpremieren auf dem Spielplan!Landestheater Linz stellt die 2015/2016 Saison vor - 4 Musicalpremieren auf dem Spielplan!
by Iris Moebius - Apr 30, 2015

Das Landestheater Linz hat den Spielplan fur die Saison 2015/2016 vorgestellt. Das Programm umfasst neben der Wiederaufnahme des kurzlich angelaufenen 'The Who's Tommy', vier Musicalpremieren. Den Anfang macht im Oktober der Klassiker SINGIN' IN THE RAIN im Musiktheater Volksgarten, gefolgt von HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH im Blackbox Theater. Im neuen Jahr ist dann im Schauspielhaus Promenade zum ersten Mal in Österreich GRAND HOTEL zu erleben. Den Abschluss macht dann das Sondheim Erfolgsmusical INTO THE WOODS - AB IN DEN WALD, das ab April im Musiktheater Volksgarten zu sehen sein wird. (more...)

Breaking News: John Cameron Mitchell to Receive 2015 Special Tony Award!Breaking News: John Cameron Mitchell to Receive 2015 Special Tony Award!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2015

The Tony Awards® Administration Committee has announced that John Cameron Mitchell will receive the 2015 Special Tony Award. "John's return to 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is one for the history books. He not only wrote and co-created the role with Stephen Trask - before directing and starring in the film - but returned to Broadway to star as Hedwig this season after a series of rave performances by Neil Patrick Harris, Andrew Rannells and Michael C. Hall. This is a remarkable undertaking, and we are honored to recognize his outstanding success with this honor," Heather Hitchens, President of the American Theatre Wing, and Charlotte St. Martin, Executive Director of The Broadway League, said. John Cameron Mitchell's New York stage appearances included Broadway's Big River, and the original casts of The Secret Garden (Drama Desk nomination) and Six Degrees of Separation. Off-Broadway: Larry Kramer's The Destiny of Me (Obie Award and Drama Desk nom.) and Michael John LaChiusa's Hello Again (Drama Desk nom.). He adapted and directed Tennessee Williams' Kingdom of Earth starring Cynthia Nixon and Peter Sarsgaard and starred in and wrote the book for the 1998 Off-Broadway production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch (directed by Peter Askin) for which he won an Obie Award along with co-creator/songwriter Stephen Trask. The film adaptation (2001) won him Best Director at Sundance and a Golden Globe nomination for Best Actor. He directed Shortbus (2006) and Rabbit Hole (2011) adapted from David Lindsay-Abaire's Pulitzer Prize-winning play and starring Nicole Kidman in an Oscar-nominated performance. He recently appeared in HBO's Girls and is preparing to direct a film adaptation of Neil Gaiman's punk-era story How to Talk to Girls at Parties starring Elle Fanning and Nicole Kidman. Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker will announce the 2015 Tony Award Nominations LIVE on Tuesday, April 28th from the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York City. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chairman's Awards Gala  Honors Michael C. Hall & More!Photo Coverage: Chairman's Awards Gala Honors Michael C. Hall & More!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Apr 14, 2015

James S. Turley just led a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala last night, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) . The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. The evening's master of ceremonies was Tony Nominee Bryce Pinkham, who is currently starring in Broadway's The Heidi Chronicles and received a Tony nomination for his performance in A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from insode the big night below! (more...)

Bryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, TonightBryce Pinkham Hosts National Corporate Theatre Fund Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More, Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) and Chairman James S. Turley will lead a celebration to support American theatre at the annual Chairman's Awards Gala tonight, April 13th at The Pierre New York (2 East 61st Street at Fifth Avenue) at 6:30pm. The Chairman's Awards Gala supports the creation of theatrical works and arts education at theatres across America. (more...)

RLT Adds HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to SeasonRLT Adds HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH to Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

Directed by Jesse R. Gephart and starring Chris Maxwell as Hedwig and Lydia D. Kinton as Yitzhak, 'Hedwig and the Angry Inch' is the final show in RLT's 15/16 season. The play replaces 'Bloody Bloody Andrew Jackson' and runs May 1 - 17 in the Gaddy-Goodwin Theatre. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and MoreAnna Deavere Smith to Host NYU Tisch's 2015 Gala, Honoring Michael C. Hall and More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

The NYU Tisch School of the Arts annual gala honoring Michael C. Hall, Steven Lutvak and Robert L. Freedman, with a special tribute to Mel Silverman, will be held on Monday, May 4, at the Jazz at Lincoln Center's Frederick P. Rose Hall. (more...)

Darren Criss Raves About Lena Hall In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH & Poses With Other HedwigsDarren Criss Raves About Lena Hall In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH & Poses With Other Hedwigs
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 6, 2015

Darren Criss is already raving about the production featuring his ultra-glam Broadway return! (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/4-4/5/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 4/4-4/5/2015
by - Apr 5, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, April 5, 2015 - Sunday, April 5, 2015. (more...)

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