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VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek and Justin Paul On Creating The Sound Of LonelinessVIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek and Justin Paul On Creating The Sound Of Loneliness
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

Lonely introverts like the title character of the Broadway bound DEAR EVAN HANSEN are not often found at the center of musical, but in past projects like their scores for DOGFIGHT and A CHRISTMAS STORY, composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have shown a keen ability to write songs that get to the hearts of characters. (more...)

Photo Coverage: How Do You Measure 20 Years? RENT Preps to Launch 20th Anniversary Tour!Photo Coverage: How Do You Measure 20 Years? RENT Preps to Launch 20th Anniversary Tour!
by Walter McBride - Aug 25, 2016

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, will be led by Danny Kornfeld as 'Mark Cohen,' Kaleb Wells as 'Roger Davis,' Skyler Volpe as 'Mimi Marquez,' AaRon Harrington as 'Tom Collins,' David Merino as 'Angel Dumott Schunard,' Katie LaMark as 'Maureen Johnson,' Jasmine Easler as 'Joanne Jefferson, and Christian Thompson as 'Benny Coffin III.' (more...)

Photo Flash: You Will Be Found! DEAR EVAN HANSEN Unveils Broadway PosterPhoto Flash: You Will Be Found! DEAR EVAN HANSEN Unveils Broadway Poster
by BWW News Desk - Aug 22, 2016

The highly anticipated Broadway premiere of the original musical Dear Evan Hansen begins previews on Monday, November 14, 2016 and will officially open at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) on Sunday, December 4, 2016. Star Ben Platt just took to Instagram to unveil the show's official Broadway artwork - check it out below! (more...)

WAR PAINT Starring LuPone and Ebersole Closes Today in Chicago; Is Broadway Next?WAR PAINT Starring LuPone and Ebersole Closes Today in Chicago; Is Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 21, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second StageAnna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD' Sets Opening at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

Just announced, Second Stage Theatre's New York Premiere production of NOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith with music composed and performed by Marcus Shelby and directed by Leonard Foglia, will open on November 2, 2016 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). Previews will begin on October 15. (more...)

Danny Kornfeld to Lead RENT 20th Anniversary Tour; Cast Announced!Danny Kornfeld to Lead RENT 20th Anniversary Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 15, 2016

The producers of the RENT 20th Anniversary Tour, the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning landmark rock musical written by Jonathan Larson, have announced casting for the upcoming National Tour. (more...)

BWW TV: Pour Us Another! IF/THEN Tour Celebrates Final Shows with Hilarious DRUNK HISTORY ParodyBWW TV: Pour Us Another! IF/THEN Tour Celebrates Final Shows with Hilarious DRUNK HISTORY Parody
by BroadwayWorld TV - Aug 12, 2016

IF/THEN, the original Broadway musical which reunites composer Tom Kitt, book writer/lyricist Brian Yorkey, and director Michael Greif, the creative team behind the Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award-winning musical, Next to Normal, will play its final performance on tour in Atlanta this weekend. To mark the occasion, the cast put together a hilarious 'Drunk History' parody. We don't know about you, but we think this should become the Broadway community's next viral trend. Click below to watch the silliness! (more...)

Starry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's HistoryStarry WAR PAINT Becomes Most Successful Musical in Goodman's History
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2016

War Paint has become the most successful musical in Goodman Theatre's history, extended (for a second and final time) through August 21. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for Broadway at the National's 2016-17 Season with FUN HOME & MoreTickets on Sale Next Month for Broadway at the National's 2016-17 Season with FUN HOME & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Tickets for the Broadway at the National 2016-17 season go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Director Michael Greif and Choreographer Christopher Gattelli Chat WAR PAINT at the GoodmanSTAGE TUBE: Director Michael Greif and Choreographer Christopher Gattelli Chat WAR PAINT at the Goodman
by Stage Tube - Aug 2, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT runs through August 21, 2016. In the videos below, director Michael Greif and choreographer Christopher Gattelli talk about bringing the production to life! (more...)

Potter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This FallPotter Parody PUFFS to Apparate Off-Broadway This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2016

Tilted Windmill Theatricals will present PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic - the sold-out sensation running in New York since December 2015 - as it transfers Off-Broadway to The Elektra Theater (300 West 43rd Street). (more...)

PHOTO FLASH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Offers Beautiful Platt's-Eye View of Belasco TheatrePHOTO FLASH: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt Offers Beautiful Platt's-Eye View of Belasco Theatre
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

Built by impresario David Belasco, the ghost of its legendary namesake is said to still haunt the place. (more...)

BWW Interview: Jackie Burns of IF/THEN at Bushnell TheatreBWW Interview: Jackie Burns of IF/THEN at Bushnell Theatre
by Joseph Harrison - Jul 25, 2016

Do you ever wonder what your life would have been like if you had made different choices? Would you have a different job? A different love? Would your life have been better, or maybe worse? In the first show of Hartford's 2016-2017 Bushnell Broadway Series, IF/THEN, one woman finds herself at the intersection of choice and chance, and takes audiences on a journey guided by the whims of fate. Playing, Elizabeth, the woman whose life splits into parallel paths due to one fateful choice, is Jackie Burns, a Connecticut native who is returning to her home state to bring this contemporary musical to the Bushnell stage. I caught up with Jackie to talk about the show and hear how it feels to return home with IF/THEN. (more...)

BWW Review: LuPone/Ebersole Shine in WAR PAINTBWW Review: LuPone/Ebersole Shine in WAR PAINT
by Misha Davenport - Jul 19, 2016

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Review Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in ChicagoReview Roundup: WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Opens in Chicago
by Review Roundups - Jul 19, 2016

How did the production fare with the critics? Let's find out. (more...)

Cast Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2016 in 10th Season at 59E59 TheatersCast Set for SUMMER SHORTS 2016 in 10th Season at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

59E59 Theaters and Throughline Artists have announced casting for SUMMER SHORTS 2016, now in its 10th season of celebrating summer and the short form. (more...)

Semicolon Theatre Company to Bring Zoe Kamil's #BLESSED to FringeNYC, 8/12-28Semicolon Theatre Company to Bring Zoe Kamil's #BLESSED to FringeNYC, 8/12-28
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Semicolon Theatre Company (Producer, Alexa Derman) is proud to present the World Premiere of Zoe Kamil's #BLESSED, directed by Miranda Cornell as part of the 20th Annual New York International Fringe Festival - Fringe NYC. The production will run August 12-28 at Teatro SEA (107 Suffolk Street) with performances on Saturday, August 13 at 4:30pm, Thursday, August 18 at 7:15pm, Sunday, August 21 at 12pm, Wednesday, August 24 at 9:45pm, and Thursday, August 25 at 7pm. Tickets ($18) will go on sale Friday, July 15 and will be available online at www.blessedplay.com. (more...)

Goodman Theatre Extends New Musical WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone & Christine EbersoleGoodman Theatre Extends New Musical WAR PAINT, Starring Patti LuPone & Christine Ebersole
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Due to high demand for tickets, a second and final extension week has been added for War Paint, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. (more...)

Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Lead WAR PAINT, Beginning Tonight at the GoodmanPatti LuPone and Christine Ebersole Lead WAR PAINT, Beginning Tonight at the Goodman
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Goodman Theatre presents WAR PAINT, a new musical starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole as cosmetics titans Helena Rubinstein and Elizabeth Arden, respectively. WAR PAINT runs tonight, June 28, through August 14, 2016. (more...)

New Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 SeasonNew Works by Tracy Letts, Bruce Norris & Anna Deavere Smith Included in Second Stage Theatre's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Second Stage Theatre (Carole Rothman, Artistic Director; Casey Reitz, Executive Director) has announced three New York Premiere productions for its upcoming 38th season. The season will kick off in October 2016 with the New York Premiere ofNOTES FROM THE FIELD: DOING TIME IN EDUCATION, the latest work created, written and performed by groundbreaking theatre artist Anna Deavere Smith and directed by Leonard Foglia. This marks Ms. Smith and Mr. Foglia's return to Second Stage Theatre, where their previous collaboration, Let Me Down Easy, had its New York Premiere in 2008. (more...)

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