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WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!WAKE UP with BWW 8/4/2015 - Spanger Back in CHICAGO, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 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: Amy Spanger heads back to the cell block, WHORL INSIDE A LOOP begins off-Broadway, GREY GARDENS starts at Bay Street and more! (more...)

Sherie Rene Scott Leads WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, Starting Tonight at Second StageSherie Rene Scott Leads WHORL INSIDE A LOOP, Starting Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Second Stage Theatre presents the world premiere production of Whorl Inside a Loop, a new play by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott, co-directed by Michael Mayer and Mr. Scanlan, the creative team behind the Tony-nominated, critically acclaimed hit, Everyday Rapture, which had its world premiere at Second Stage Theatre in 2009. WHORL INSIDE A LOOP will begin performances tonight, August 4, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre's Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd street). (more...)

Meet the Leading Lady of FUNNY GIRL's London Revival - Sheridan Smith!Meet the Leading Lady of FUNNY GIRL's London Revival - Sheridan Smith!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

In celebration of the big news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of Smith's best-known performances below! (more...)

Michael Mayer to Helm West End Revival of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan SmithMichael Mayer to Helm West End Revival of FUNNY GIRL, Starring Sheridan Smith
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that award-winning actress Sheridan Smith returns to the theatre to play Fanny Brice in a major new revival of Funny Girl. (more...)

New Line Theatre to Open 25th Season with HEATHERS in New VenueNew Line Theatre to Open 25th Season with HEATHERS in New Venue
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

New Line Theatre, 'the bad boy of musical theatre,' celebrates its 25th anniversary season of adult, alternative musical theatre, with a new, expanded line-up and a brand new theatre. (more...)

KING LIZ, Starring Karen Pittman, Extends at Second Stage UptownKING LIZ, Starring Karen Pittman, Extends at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Second Stage Theatre 2015 Uptown Series' acclaimed production of KING LIZ has been extended by one week and will now play through Saturday, August 15.  Written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson, KING LIZ features MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO and KAREN PITTMAN.  (more...)

VIDEO: Taye Diggs on HEDWIG: 'Hardest Thing I've Ever Encountered'VIDEO: Taye Diggs on HEDWIG: 'Hardest Thing I've Ever Encountered'
by Stage Tube - Jul 27, 2015

The actor stops by USA TODAY's NYC studio to talk about the challenging role. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

The Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This FallThe Hypocrites' AMERICAN IDIOT to Rock The Den Theatre This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 24, 2015

The Hypocrites are thrilled to launch their 2015-16 season with the Chicago premiere of the smash Broadway musical AMERICAN IDIOT, featuring music by Grammy Award-winning punk rock band Green Day, book by Green Day frontman/guitarist Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer and lyrics by Armstrong, direction by Steven Wilson, musical direction by Andra Velis Simon and choreography by Katie Spelman. AMERICAN IDIOT will play August 28 - October 25, 2015 at The Den Theatre's Heath Main Stage, 1329 N. Milwaukee Ave. in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. (more...)

Photo Flash: Try and Tear Him Down! Taye Diggs Takes Over in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Try and Tear Him Down! Taye Diggs Takes Over in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Taye Diggs has officially taken over Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch. The actor stepped into the title role last night, July 22, at the Belasco Theatre, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Check out a new, official look at Diggs in the production below! (more...)

Lee Pace, Ari Graynor & More Join New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse SeasonLee Pace, Ari Graynor & More Join New York Stage and Film's Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Vassar & New York Stage and Film, whose 31st Powerhouse Season is underway in Poughkeepsie, have announced additional casting for their summer collaboration, running through August 2. (more...)

Tony Winner Michael Mayer to Direct Broadway Vets in Film Adaptation of Checkhov's THE SEAGULLTony Winner Michael Mayer to Direct Broadway Vets in Film Adaptation of Checkhov's THE SEAGULL
by Movies News Desk - Jul 23, 2015

Tony winning director Michael Mayer (Spring Awakening, American Idiot and Hedwig And The Angry Inch) has lined up an all-star cast for his upcoming film adaptation of Chekhov's THE SEAGULL. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs Takes First Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!Photo Coverage: Taye Diggs Takes First Bows in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2015

Taye Diggs just took over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs stars in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. He takes over from Darren Criss, who just finished his run on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre. BroadwayWord brings you photos from his opening night bows below! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with Taye DiggsUp on the Marquee: HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH with Taye Diggs
by Walter McBride - Jul 23, 2015

Taye Diggs just took over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Diggs stars in the acclaimed musical for a limited 12-week engagement. He takes over from Darren Criss, who just finished his run on July 19 at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

Taye Diggs Knows How to 'Let It Go' for HEDWIGTaye Diggs Knows How to 'Let It Go' for HEDWIG
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Taye Diggs knows how to 'Let It Go' when it counts. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULLElisabeth Moss, Brian Dennehy and Mare Winningham Round Out Michael Mayer's Big Screen Adaptation of THE SEAGULL
by Jessica Showers - Jul 22, 2015

Filming is underway in New York City for Tony-winning director Michael Mayer's big screen version of Anton Chekhov's THE SEAGULL, adapted by playwright Stephen Karam. And the full cast is set! (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek - Taye Diggs Takes the Stage in HEDWIG TonightPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek - Taye Diggs Takes the Stage in HEDWIG Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

PEOPLE just unveiled a first look at Taye Diggs strutting the stage in Hedwig and the Angry Inch on Broadway. The actor steps into the title role tonight, July 22, at the Belasco Theatre, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. Scroll down to see Diggs in costume! (more...)

DOMA to Present 'Reloaded' Production of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, 10/2-18DOMA to Present 'Reloaded' Production of Green Day's AMERICAN IDIOT, 10/2-18
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Hardcore Green Day fans will get first access to DOMA Theatre Company's remount of its SRO hit production of American Idiot. Discounted general admission tickets to Green Day's American Idiot - RELOADED!, set to receive a three-week run Oct. 2 through Oct. 18 at the MET Theatre in Hollywood, are available for pre-sale starting today at www.greenday.com and www.gdidiotnation.com. (more...)

AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West EndAMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Opens Tonight in the West End
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot blasts into the UK, opening tonight 22 July at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. (more...)

Taye Diggs Steps Into HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH TonightTaye Diggs Steps Into HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jul 22, 2015

Taye Diggs takes over the title role in Broadway's HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH starting tonight, July 22, making his return to the Great White Way after a decade-long hiatus. (more...)

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