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VIDEO: Students Draw DEAR EVAN HANSEN for Art2Art!VIDEO: Students Draw DEAR EVAN HANSEN for Art2Art!
by Stage Tube - Jul 19, 2017

What does Dear Evan Hansen look like through the eyes of an art student? Meet a group of talented young students from ArtsConnection who channeled their introduction to Broadway into inspiring works of art. Visit art2art.dearevanhansen.com to check out their creations and watch how they came to be below! (more...)

HANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 SeasonHANG MAN Premiere, COSMOLOGIES and More Set for The Gift Theatre's 2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

During last night's Season Release Bash at Old Irving Brewery Co., artistic director and co-founder Michael Patrick Thornton proudly announced The Gift Theatre's 2018 season will include: Stacy Amma Osei-Kuffour's world premiere of Hang Man, directed by ensemble member Erica Weiss (February 9-April 8); Shakespeare's Hamlet, directed by Monty Cole (June 1-July 29); and the Midwest premiere of Tony Award-winning playwright and ensemble member David Rabe's Cosmologies, directed by Thornton (October 12-December 9). (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on BroadwayDEAR EVAN HANSEN Recoups on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2017

Producer Stacey Mindich has just announced that Dear Evan Hansen, the Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has recouped its production costs in just 8.5 months on Broadway. Capitalized at $9.5 million, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it's broken all box office records and been playing to standing-room-only crowds since. (more...)

SORDID LIVES, FALSETTOS, VICTOR/VICTORIA and More Set for Pandora Productions' 2017-18 Season; Cast Announced!SORDID LIVES, FALSETTOS, VICTOR/VICTORIA and More Set for Pandora Productions' 2017-18 Season; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2017

Pandora Productions has announced the 2017-2018 Season, which centers around the stories of family. The season includes: Sordid Lives; Falsettos; Harbor; Victor/Victoria and Die, Mommie Die! (more...)

VIDEO: School Fundraiser! Watch Highlights - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U Raises Over $1.5M for BC/EFA!VIDEO: School Fundraiser! Watch Highlights - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U Raises Over $1.5M for BC/EFA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2017

A spirited audience of thousands went back to campus with stripped-down collegians who offered a sexy lacrosse scrimmage, a Pavlovian psychology experiment, a pumped-up pep rally and a fierce feminist studies class at Broadway Bares: Strip U, this year's edition of the annual highly choreographed, highly produced striptease spectacular. Produced by and benefiting Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS, Broadway Bares: Strip U raised $1,568,114 in two performances on June 18, 2017, at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Click below to watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Inaugural SIP + SAVOR - A Wine and Food Experience 10/15 at DPACInaugural SIP + SAVOR - A Wine and Food Experience 10/15 at DPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

DPAC, along with the producers of Bull City Food & Beer Experience and TASTE events (produced by Durham & Chapel Hill Magazines) collaborate to bring the inaugural Sip + Savor - A Wine and Food Experience on October 15th, 2017. Our vision is to create an approachable event with educational components, highlight North Carolina's finest restaurants & culinary talents by pairing them with wine from all around the globe. This event will also serve as an opportunity to raise funds and awareness for local charities and missions. We will open up all three levels of the famed DPAC for attendants to engage with restaurants and wineries in addition to an on-stage experience highlighting the North Carolina Wine Industry and the Agriculture that feeds it. (more...)

Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates a Winning Night at The Empire Hotel!Photo Coverage: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Celebrates a Winning Night at The Empire Hotel!
by Kevin Thomas Garcia - Jun 12, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen had a big night at the 71st Annual Tony Awards, taking home a grand total of six statues. After things wrapped up at Radio City Music Hall, the cast celebrated at the Empire Hotel. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the festivities and you can catch photos below! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Gets Sexier on Fire Island - Watch Highlights from BROADWAY BARES!VIDEO: Broadway Gets Sexier on Fire Island - Watch Highlights from BROADWAY BARES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Beloved Broadway shows were stripped down, sexied up and given a Broadway Bares twist at this year's edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island. Inspired by some of the theatre's greatest hits and set to pop music, the evening brought Broadway style to classic striptease. Twenty-six of New York City's best dancers came together in Fire Island Pines on June 3, 2017, and raised a record-breaking $56,533 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch highlights from the show below, plus click here for photos! (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND 2017 Makes Stage Classics SizzlePhoto Flash: BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND 2017 Makes Stage Classics Sizzle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Beloved Broadway shows were stripped down, sexied up and given a Broadway Bares twist at this year's edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island. Inspired by some of the theatre's greatest hits and set to pop music, the evening brought Broadway style to classic striptease. Twenty-six of New York City's best dancers came together in Fire Island Pines on June 3, 2017, and raised a record-breaking $56,533 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for sizzling photos! (more...)

Broadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to StageBroadway By Design: David Korins & Japhy Weideman Bring DEAR EVAN HANSEN from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - May 20, 2017

In Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld is shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with David Korins, and Japhy Weideman, who acted as scenic and lighting designers for Broadway's emotional triumph, Dear Evan Hansen. (more...)

New York Virtuoso Singers to Present ASCAP Young Composer Awards ConcertNew York Virtuoso Singers to Present ASCAP Young Composer Awards Concert
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

The New York Virtuoso Singers, Harold Rosenbaum, Conductor and Artistic Director, will present ASCAP Morton Gould Young Composer Awards Concert, the second event of their 2016-17 concert season on Saturday, May 20 @ 8:00 PM at St. Ignatius of Antioch Church, 552 West End Avenue, New York, NY. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fans Sing Show's Anthem- 'Waving Through a Window'VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Fans Sing Show's Anthem- 'Waving Through a Window'
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2017

Earlier this week Dear Evan Hansen earned a whopping nine Tony nominations, including a nod for Best Musical. Now the show is thanking its many fans with a special compilation of the musical's anthem, 'Waving Through a Window.' (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast and Creative React To Tony NominationsDEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast and Creative React To Tony Nominations
by Alan Henry - May 2, 2017

We've got reactions from the cast and creative of DEAR EVAN HANSEN on their 9 Tony Award nominations! Check out what they had to say below! (more...)

BROADWAY BARES to Sizzle in Fire Island Pines Striptease for BC/EFABROADWAY BARES to Sizzle in Fire Island Pines Striptease for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2017

Fire Island will sizzle with the sexiest striptease show of the summer when Broadway Bares returns to Fire Island Pines. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media TodayDEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media Today
by Social Watch - Apr 22, 2017

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that Dear Evan Hansen's Will Roland will be taking over our Twitter and Instagram accounts today! Tune in to get an up close and personal behind-the-scenes look at the hit Broadway production! (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media 4/22DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland Will Takeover BroadwayWorld's Social Media 4/22
by Social Watch - Apr 21, 2017

BroadwayWorld is thrilled to announce that DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Will Roland will be taking over our Twitter and Instagram accounts this Saturday, April 22nd! Tune in to get an up close and personal behind the scenes look at the hit Broadway production! (more...)

Florida Rep Announces Directors and Casts for 2017 PlayLab FestivalFlorida Rep Announces Directors and Casts for 2017 PlayLab Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre's 2017 PlayLab Festival of new plays and emerging voices plays in the Historic Arcade and ArtStage Studio Theatres April 27-30. The 2017 Festival features six new play readings, a keynote address and playwrights' panel, and two premieres of plays that were read as part of last year's PlayLab. (more...)

Photo Flash: Island City Stage to Present James L. Beller's SONPhoto Flash: Island City Stage to Present James L. Beller's SON
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2017

Island City Stage presents the world premiere of James L Beller, Jr.'s riveting new drama, 'Son'. Previews begin April 6 with the official opening night on Saturday April 8. (more...)

DEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Members to Headline BROADWAY AT W This SundayDEAR EVAN HANSEN Cast Members to Headline BROADWAY AT W This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

This Sunday, April 2nd at 7:30pm, cast members from Broadway's smash hit Dear Evan Hansen will head to W New York - Times Square for BROADWAY AT W. (more...)

DVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Set for LATE LATE SHOW TonightDVR Alert: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Ben Platt, GROUNDHOG DAY's Tim Minchin Set for LATE LATE SHOW Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Tonight, March 20, DEAR EVAN HANSEN star Ben Platt and comedian and GROUNDHOG DAY composer/lyricist Tim Minchin are stopping by the LATE LATE SHOW with James Corden.  (more...)

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