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Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

BWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse TheaterBWW Interview: Johanna Pfaelzer, Artistic Director of The Powerhouse Theater
by Kathryn Kitt - May 2, 2016

Vassar & New York Stage and Film have announced a few of the projects tapped for the upcoming 32nd Powerhouse Season, the annual summer season which stages full productions of new plays, workshop presentations of new plays and musicals, and readings of other works in progress, among other developmental programming. (more...)

Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!Who's Winning at the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards? Updating Live!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

The Off-Broadway League tonight presents the 31st Annual Lucille Lortel Awards for Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway at NYU Skirball Center. BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the full list of winners below. Stay tuned to find out who will win big! (more...)

Photo Flash: Inside Look at La Mirada's AMERICAN IDIOT, Now in Performances!Photo Flash: Inside Look at La Mirada's AMERICAN IDIOT, Now in Performances!
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2016

LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS presents the fourth production in its innovative and award-winning ONSTAGE Series with the Tony award-winning rock musical, AMERICAN IDIOT, music by Green Day, lyrics by Billie Joe Armstrong, book by Billie Joe Armstrong and Michael Mayer, musical direction by David O, choreography by Dana Solimando and directed by Brian Kite. AMERICAN IDIOT previewed on Friday, April 29 (with a press opening on Saturday, April 30 at 8pm) and will run through Sunday, May 15 - ONSTAGE at LA MIRADA THEATRE FOR THE PERFORMING ARTS, 14900 La Mirada Blvd. in La Mirada. BroadwayWorld has an inside look at the production - check out photos below! (more...)

Young Broadway Vets to Lead York Theatre Company's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWNYoung Broadway Vets to Lead York Theatre Company's YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

The York Theatre Company, in association with Van Dean, Tony Heyes/Mia Moravis and Sister Productions, has announced the complete cast for the hit musical You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown with book, music and lyrics by Clark Gesner and additional material by Andrew Lippa and Michael Mayer.  (more...)

Critic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in NashvilleCritic's Choice: Rumor-Mongering and Pageant-Hopping in Nashville
by Jeffrey Ellis - Apr 29, 2016

They're dishing up some tasty Rumors at Chaffin's Barn Dinner Theatre - along with the bountiful buffet of Southern delicacies - while at Donelson's The Larry Keeton Theatre, the last two performances of Beth Henley's The Miss Firecracker Contest are served up this weekend, and the national touring company of Mamma Mia! winds up its weeklong stand at the Tennessee Performing Arts Center's Andrew Jackson Hall. And the intrepid Nashville Repertory Theatre Professional Interns present their very own production of Gruesome Playground Injuries. (more...)

Theaterworks to Bring THE LIGHTNING THIEF to bergenPAC, 6/5Theaterworks to Bring THE LIGHTNING THIEF to bergenPAC, 6/5
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

 Bergen Performing Arts Center located at 30 North Van Brunt Street in Englewood, New Jersey presents The Lightning Thief - Sunday, June 5, 2016 at 1PM and 4PM. Purchase tickets at www.ticketmaster.com or Box Office at 201.227.1030.  (more...)

MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks to Lead Industry Reading of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Broadway Next?MAD MEN's Christina Hendricks to Lead Industry Reading of WHORL INSIDE A LOOP; Broadway Next?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

A private industry reading of Whorl Inside A Loop by Dick Scanlan and Sherie Rene Scott will be held on April 29, it was announced today. MAD MEN's Emmy-nominated star Christina Hendricks will lead the reading, which is being presented in advance of an anticipated Broadway run, according to producers. (more...)

HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tour Will Launch from San Francisco This October; Scheduled Announced!HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tour Will Launch from San Francisco This October; Scheduled Announced!
by TV News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

She back! As BroadwayWorld previously reported, the Tony-winning production of Hedwig and the Angry Inch will go on tour later this year. No word yet on who will play the iconic gender-bending role, but some of the tour stops have already been announced! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Sneak Peek at the Callbacks for AMERICAN IDIOT Manila PremierePhoto Coverage: Sneak Peek at the Callbacks for AMERICAN IDIOT Manila Premiere
by Erickson Dela Cruz - Apr 25, 2016

New and familiar faces, former reality TV contestants, and several rock band members were called back by telecom giant Globe and theater company 9 Works Theatrical, co-producers of the Manila premiere of the hit musical AMERICAN IDIOT by Green Day. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Company Will Record Cast Album Today!SHE LOVES ME Company Will Record Cast Album Today!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company has announced that Ghostlight Records (Kurt Deutsch, Co-Founder & Album Producer) will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me on Monday, April 25, 2016. For more information and to sign-up for updates, visit sh-k-boom.com/she-loves-me. She Loves Me is currently playing a limited engagement at Studio 54 through July 10, 2016. (more...)

HEDWIG's Rebecca Naomi Jones Guests on Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMERHEDWIG's Rebecca Naomi Jones Guests on Comedy Central's INSIDE AMY SCHUMER
by TV News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Rebecca Naomi Jones, last seen on Broadway as 'Yitzhak' in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, turned to Twitter today to share that she had a guest spot on the first episode of the all-new season of INSIDE AMY SCHUMER (more...)

Rebecca Naomi Jones to Host Musical Theatre Factory's April SalonRebecca Naomi Jones to Host Musical Theatre Factory's April Salon
by BWW News Desk - Apr 22, 2016

Musical Theatre Factory (MTF) will present its monthly Factory Salon with guest host Rebecca Naomi Jones, and featuring the work of Justin Levine (Pepper and Sam), Sukari Jones and Ben Krauss, and Julia Jordan and Lisa DeSpain (Storyville) and performances by Jason Gotay (Spiderman, Bring it On) and Sara Kapner (bare the musical). (more...)

Everybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on BroadwayEverybody Wants to Rule the World! Meet the Full Cast of AMERICAN PSYCHO, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 21, 2016

AMERICAN PSYCHO, the American premiere of a new musical based on the novel by Bret Easton Ellis -- which celebrates the 25th anniversary of its publication this March -- began performances on Broadway at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) on Thursday, March 24, 2016. Opening night is tonight, April 21, 2016. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch highlights from the show! (more...)

Jake Gyllenhaal Returning to Broadway in Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS?Jake Gyllenhaal Returning to Broadway in Lanford Wilson's BURN THIS?
by TV News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Will Jake Gyllenhaal be returning to Broadway to star in Lanford Wilson's 1987 play BURN THIS? (more...)

Review Roundup: Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Opens on the West EndReview Roundup: Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Opens on the West End
by Review Roundups - Apr 21, 2016

Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice,Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy TheatrePhoto Flash: Sheridan Smith Opens in FUNNY GIRL at the Savoy Theatre
by Marianka Swain - Apr 21, 2016

Last night, the Sheridan Smith-starring revival of FUNNY GIRL opened at the Savoy Theatre in the West End. The transfer follows a sold-out run at the Menier Chocolate Factory, and the show is booking until October 8. Smith takes on Barbra Streisand's iconic role of Fanny Brice, the Brooklyn singer and comedienne who became a Broadway sensation under producer Florenz Ziegfeld. The cast also features Darius Campbell as Nicky Arnstein, Marilyn Cutts as Mrs Brice, Maurice Lane as Mr Keeney, Valda Aviks as Mrs Meeker, Gay Soper as Mrs Strakosh, Natasha J Barnes as Emma/Mrs Nadler, Bruce Montague as Florenz Ziegfeld, and Joel Montague as Eddie Ryan. (more...)

Imagination Stage's Musical Theatre Conservatory to Present YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, 5/20-22Imagination Stage's Musical Theatre Conservatory to Present YOU'RE A GOOD MAN, CHARLIE BROWN, 5/20-22
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Imagination Stage's Musical Theatre Conservatory will perform You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown, a musical based on the classic "Peanuts" comic strip by Charles Schulz, May 20-22, 2016 in the Christopher and Dana Reeve Theatre. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown's book, music, and lyrics are written by Clark Gesner, with additional dialogue by Michael Mayer, and additional music by Andrew Lippa. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER's Danny BursteinThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FIDDLER's Danny Burstein
by Matt Tamanini - Apr 18, 2016

On Monday, April 18, the Theater People podcast welcomes Five-time Tony Award-nominee, Danny Burstein. Burstein, currently staring as Tevye in the Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, began his career on Broadway in the early 1990s working mostly as an ensemble member and understudy. After making the decision to turn down work that didn't challenge him artistically, Burstein would go on to become one of the most celebrated leading men of his generation, earning Tony nominations for his work in THE DROWSY CHAPERONE, SOUTH PACIFIC, FOLLIES, GOLDEN BOY, and CABARET. (more...)

Blumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights SeasonBlumenthal Performing Arts Announces 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2016

Blumenthal brings the largest Broadway season yet, with more than 20 shows on tap in the 2016-2017 PNC Broadway Lights and Broadway Extras lineup.  A season filled with award-winning titles, show fans can be sure Broadway's latest and greatest are headed to Charlotte. (more...)

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