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@MichaelMayerDIR - 4/26/15 03:15pm Merde, tonight #JCM @HedwigOnBway thanks for the astonishing memories!!! ??


@MichaelMayerDIR - 4/20/15 11:41am Five years ago today American Idiot opened on Broadway. Here's a shot from our closing in Denver What a fucking trip! http://t.co/Mq2zFKDVUh


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BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'BWW Interview: Jonathan Groff on SPRING AWAKENING- 'It Was Like Every Dream I Had Come True'
by Richard Ridge - Apr 26, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured Jonathan Groff, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. As a part of the special event, Groff and Ridge spoke in depth about his his time in Spring Awakening. Read on below to find out what he had to say about the show that changed it all for him! (more...)

#DarrenIsHedwig! Darren Criss In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Times Square Poster & New Social Media Tag#DarrenIsHedwig! Darren Criss In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Times Square Poster & New Social Media Tag
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 23, 2015

Darren Criss is preparing for a glam Broadway return! (more...)

EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City LightsEXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR Opens Next Month at City Lights
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2015

San Francisco playwright Lauren Gunderson's dark and delightful revenge comedy Exit, Pursued by a Bear comes to the South Bay for the first time this spring, opening at City Lights in May. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Creators, Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones Share Love for HEDWIGSTAGE TUBE: Creators, Darren Criss and Rebecca Naomi Jones Share Love for HEDWIG
by Stage Tube - Apr 20, 2015

Click below to watch interviews with Mitchell and fellow creator Stephen Trask, as well as new stars Criss and Jones, all sharing their love for HEDWIG! (more...)

Darren Criss Sparkles In New HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Promo VideoDarren Criss Sparkles In New HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH Promo Video
by Pat Cerasaro - Apr 17, 2015

Darren Criss is gearing up for an ultra-glam Broadway return! (more...)

Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7Stephen Costello to Make Met Debut in THE MERRY WIDOW, 4/24-5/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Tucker Award-winning tenor Stephen Costello returns to New York's Metropolitan Opera on April 24, to make his house role debut in the first of four performances as Camille in The Merry Widow. In a new production from five-time Tony Award-winner Susan Stroman, also making her company debut, Lehár's beloved operetta stars Susan Graham in the title role, with Rod Gilfry as Danilo, Alan Opie as Baron Zeta, Andriana Chuchman as Valencienne, and Met Principal Conductor Fabio Luisi leading from the pit (April 24-May 7). (more...)

Debra Messing & More to be Honored by Trinity RepDebra Messing & More to be Honored by Trinity Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

At the 19th annual Pell Awards, Trinity Rep will award Debra Messing with the Pell Award for Distinguished Achievement in the Arts. John Chan, jazz promoter and owner of Chan's Fine Oriental Dining in Woonsocket will be honored with a Rhode Island Pell Award for Excellence in the Arts. Dancer and choreographer Julie Strandberg will receive the Charles Sullivan Award for Distinguished Service in the Arts and Trinity Rep's former executive director, Michael Gennaro, will be awarded with the Pell Award for Outstanding Leadership in the Arts. The ceremony will be held Monday, June 15, 2015 at Trinity Rep with a reception to follow at the Providence Public Library. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Point Foundation Honors Jonathan Groff & Jeffrey TamborPhoto Coverage: Point Foundation Honors Jonathan Groff & Jeffrey Tambor
by Linda Lenzi - Apr 14, 2015

Point Foundation (Point) just honored actor Jonathan Groff, with the Point HORIZON Award. The Award recognizes a young trailblazer who has taken a leadership role as an advocate of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer (LGBTQ) community. Groff, currently starring in HBO's critically acclaimed series 'Looking' and appearing in the Public Theater's hit musical 'Hamilton,' was nominated for a Tony Award for his performance in 'Spring Awakening.' BroadwayWorld takes you inside the ceremony below! (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones Joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH as 'Yitzhak' TonightRebecca Naomi Jones Joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH as 'Yitzhak' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch welcomes Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) in the role of Yitzhak beginning tonight, April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sultry Sparkle! Darren Criss Dons HEDWIG Makeup in New PosterPhoto Flash: Sultry Sparkle! Darren Criss Dons HEDWIG Makeup in New Poster
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

As BWW previously reported, Darren Criss will return to Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. Criss just unveiled a new photo of himself in full makeup for the role - check it out below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for Opening Night of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS!
by Walter McBride - Apr 13, 2015

The new Broadway musical An American in Paris is now in previews and just opened last night, April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre (Broadway at 47th Street). An American In Paris is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon. Inspired by the Academy-Award winning film, An American In Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time with music and lyrics by George Gershwinand Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony nominee and Pulitzer Prize finalist Craig Lucas. BroadwayWorld was there for opening night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Dare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & MoreDare to Defy Productions Sets 2015-16 Season: INTO THE WOODS, AMERICAN IDIOT, GODSPELL & More
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

Dare to Defy Productions announces the company's 2015-16 season today. Featuring six productions presented in either the Mathile Theatre in the Schuster Center or the Victoria Theatre in downtown Dayton, the season includes Into the Woods, Godspell, Footloose, The Great American Trailer Park Musical, Wild Party and American Idiot! (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...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy KarlTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Nominee Andy Karl
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2015

On Monday, April 13th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ROCKY and ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Andy Karl. Karl, who has previously been seen on Broadway in JERSEY BOYS, LEGALLY BLONDE, 9 TO FIVE, and others shot to stardom when he was cast in the title role of Ahrens and Flaherty's $17 million adaptation of the Sylvester Stallone film. Karl reflects on being cast in the role, the physical and emotional toll the role took on him, and the life and career altering journey the experience was for him. He also discusses his excitement to be working alongside Kristin Chenowith in Roundabout Theater Company's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY (the first Broadway job for which he didn't have to audition), and tells hilarious stories about collaborating with his wife Orfea on the Jerry Mitchell helmed 2007 production of LEGALLY BLONDE. (more...)

Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3Brown, Daniele, Hunter, Knechtges, Prince & More Set for New York Theatre Barn's 'GOTTA DANCE' Choreography Panel, 5/3
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2015

On May 3, 2015 at 2pm, New York Theatre Barn (Theatre Barn) presents its exclusive Spring Benefit - a one-time only presentation of Gotta Dance: A Choreography Conversation at Symphony Space, 2537 Broadway at 95th Street. (more...)

James Byous, Lindsay Pearce & More Lead Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A. - Briana Cuoco to Offer Exclusive Blog!James Byous, Lindsay Pearce & More Lead Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in L.A. - Briana Cuoco to Offer Exclusive Blog!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 9, 2015

glory|struck productions has announced complete casting for their upcoming immersive, environmental staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, to be vibrantly brought to life in a yet-to-be-disclosed warehouse venue of Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. (more...)

BWW TV: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Prep for Broadway Returns in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!BWW TV: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Prep for Broadway Returns in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 8, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. As previously announced John Cameron Mitchell will play his final performance as Hedwig on Sunday, April 26. Additionally, Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), will join the cast, in the role of Yitzhak, beginning Tuesday April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The new company just met the press and you can check out what they had to say on the big day below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Get Ready for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!FREEZE FRAME: Darren Criss & Rebecca Naomi Jones Get Ready for HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - Apr 8, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. As previously announced John Cameron Mitchell will play his final performance as Hedwig on Sunday, April 26. Additionally, Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), will join the cast, in the role of Yitzhak, beginning Tuesday April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). The new company just met the press and you can check out a photo preview from the festivities below. Check back later for complete coverage! (more...)

Hills Musical Company to Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, April 24-May 9Hills Musical Company to Stage YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, April 24-May 9
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2015

Adelaide's Award winning Hills Musical Company will present a new production of the Tony Award winning musical, YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN in the Stirling Community Theatre, Stirling from Friday 24 April through until Saturday 9 May for nine performances only. (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...)

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