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Photo Coverage: There's a New Hedwig in Town! Taye Diggs Preps for His Return to Broadway!Photo Coverage: There's a New Hedwig in Town! Taye Diggs Preps for His Return to Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Jul 1, 2015

Taye Diggs will soon make his return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, taking over the lead role in the 2014 Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival from Darren Criss. Diggs will play a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, July 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Hedwig will mark Diggs' first New York stage role since the 2005 revival of A Soldier's Play. Diggs met the press today and you can go inside the special day below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Taye Diggs Chats Son's Reaction to HEDWIG Makeup and More!STAGE TUBE: Taye Diggs Chats Son's Reaction to HEDWIG Makeup and More!
by Stage Tube - Jun 30, 2015

Taye Diggs recently spoke with ET about playing 'Hedwig', his son's reaction to his glittery makeup and more - click below to watch the interview! (more...)

BWW TV: Taye Diggs Preps for His Turn in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!BWW TV: Taye Diggs Preps for His Turn in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 30, 2015

Taye Diggs will soon make his return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, taking over the lead role in the 2014 Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival from Darren Criss. Diggs will play a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, July 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Hedwig will mark Diggs' first New York stage role since the 2005 revival of A Soldier's Play. Diggs met the press today and you can go inside the special day below! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Taye Diggs Preps for His Return to Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!FREEZE FRAME: Taye Diggs Preps for His Return to Broadway in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH!
by Walter McBride - Jun 30, 2015

Taye Diggs will soon make his return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, taking over the lead role in the 2014 Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival from Darren Criss. Diggs will play a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, July 22 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). Hedwig will mark Diggs' first New York stage role since the 2005 revival of A Soldier's Play. Diggs met the press today and you can check out a photo preview from the special day below! (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming WeeksChristine Ebersole, Jeremy Jordan, Lorna Luft & More Coming to 54 Below in Coming Weeks
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

This July and August, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

Outfest 2015 to Honor HEDWIG's John Cameron MitchellOutfest 2015 to Honor HEDWIG's John Cameron Mitchell
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2015

BroadwayWorld can't think of a more deserving stage maven! Variety writes that Hedwig and the Angry Inch creator and star and 2015 Special Tony Award winner John Cameron Mitchell is this year's Outfest Achievement Award recipient. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Kerry ButlerThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Tony Nominee Kerry Butler
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2015

On Monday June 22, 2015 Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony nominee Kerry Butler. Currently starring as Hillary Clinton in CLINTON THE MUSICAL at New World Stages, Butler made her Broadway debut in BLOOD BROTHERS before replacing as Belle in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST. (more...)

Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Heading to West End and Broadway?Sheridan Smith-Led FUNNY GIRL Heading to West End and Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Sheridan Smith has been in negotiations to star as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL at the Menier Chocolate Factory, directed by Michael Mayer. An official announcement has not been made, and according to the Daily Mail, the team is still working out if the show might transfer after its run in Southwark. Baz Bamigboye writes that the production could be heading to the West End, or even New York in the future. (more...)

West End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full CastWest End's AMERICAN IDIOT, Starring Amelia Lily, Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2015

Full casting is announced for Green Day's explosive award-winning Broadway musical American Idiot as it blasts into the UK from 17 July, at The Arts Theatre, Leicester Square. The full cast are Luke Baker (Theo), Natasha Barnes (Heather), Alexis Gerred (Tunny), Llandyll Gove (Gerard), Raquel Jones (Extraordinary girl), Natasha Karp (Alysha) Robyn Mellor (Libby), Lucas Rush (St. Jimmy), Steve Rushton (Will), Aaron Sidwell (Johnny) and Ross William Wild (Joshua). They join the previously announced X Factor star, Amelia Lily who is playing Whatshername. (more...)

Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' GLORIA Extends Off-Broadway Through July 18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2015

The Vineyard Theatre announced today that, due to demand, the world premiere of Branden Jacobs-Jenkins' newest play GLORIA will extend its limited engagement by two weeks and will now close on July 18. (more...)

Michael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock & More Set for New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse SeasonMichael C. Hall, Lena Hall, Finn Wittrock & More Set for New York Stage and Film & Vassar's 31st Powerhouse Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2015

New York Stage and Film and Vassar College, this summer celebrating the 31st Powerhouse Season, have announced the first round of casting for their summer collaboration, which runs June 26 - August 2 at Vassar College in Poughkeepsie. (more...)

Karen Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman, Michael Cullen & More to Star in KING LIZ at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 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 begin Monday, July 13th and opening night is Monday, July 27th. (more...)

Elisabeth Moss is Keeping Busy With Movie Roles Since Ending MAD MENElisabeth Moss is Keeping Busy With Movie Roles Since Ending MAD MEN
by Movies News Desk - Jun 12, 2015

According to Deadline, Elisabeth Moss, known for her roles in MAD MEN and her Tony Award-nominated performance in the Broadway revival of Wendy Wasserstein's Pulitzer Prize play THE HEIDI CHRONICLES, has secured roles in two upcoming movies. (more...)

Sheridan Smith in Talks to Lead FUNNY GIRL at Menier Chocolate FactorySheridan Smith in Talks to Lead FUNNY GIRL at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

According to the Daily Mail, Sheridan Smith is in negotiations to star as 'Fanny Brice' in FUNNY GIRL at the Menier Chocolate Factory in Southwark. She met with director Michael Mayer today. No word yet on the final decision, but it seems if Smith is out, the musical will go back in storage for now. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at DOMA Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT, Beginning TonightPhoto Flash: First Look at DOMA Theatre's AMERICAN IDIOT, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2015

Three lifelong friends are forced to choose between their dreams and the safety of suburbia in American Idiot, the smash Broadway hit based onGreen Day's multi-platinum, GRAMMY Award-winning album of the same name. Now director Marco Gomez, musical director Chris Raymond and choreographer Angela Todaro, the team behind recent critically acclaimed productions of Young Frankenstein and Jesus Christ Superstar, bring this explosive, iconic story to theDOMA stage beginning tonight, June 5 at the MET Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at glory|struck's Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in Los AngelesPhoto Flash: First Look at glory|struck's Immersive AMERICAN IDIOT in Los Angeles
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2015

glory|struck productions presents an immersive, environmental staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, being vibrantly brought to life in a warehouse venue located in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Performances began on May 15th, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/1/15- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWNSTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/1/15- YOU'RE A GOOD MAN CHARLIE BROWN
by Stage Tube - Jun 1, 2015

Today in 1971, You're A Good Man Charlie Brown opened at the John Golden Theatre, where it ran for 32 performances. You're a Good Man, Charlie Brown is a 1967 musical comedy with music and lyrics by Clark Gesner, based on the characters created by cartoonist Charles M. Schulz in his comic strip Peanuts. Directed by Joseph Hardy and with choreography by Patricia Birch, the 1971 cast included Grant Cowan as Snoopy and Dean Stolber as Charlie Brown. (more...)


by Stage Tube - May 29, 2015

glory|struck productions presents an immersive, warehouse staging of AMERICAN IDIOT, vibrantly brought to life in Downtown Los Angeles' Arts District. Performances run through June 7th. Check out a first look at Matt Magnusson and Briana Cuoco performing 'Give Me Novacaine'! (more...)

THEATER TALK to Host 8-Hour Tony Awards Marathon Next SundayTHEATER TALK to Host 8-Hour Tony Awards Marathon Next Sunday
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

On TONY Awards Sunday (June 7), CUNY TV will present 8 hours of interviews related to this year's nominated musicals, plays, and individuals - from 12 noon right up till Tony time (8 p.m. on CBS). Included in the mix is the premiere at 7 p.m. of an all-new episode of THEATER TALK, Critics Review the Broadway Season, with Ben Brantley of The New York Times, Peter Marks of The Washington Post, John Simon of the Westchester Guardian, and Terry Teachout of The Wall Street Journal. (more...)

TDF Open Doors Graduation Set for Next MondayTDF Open Doors Graduation Set for Next Monday
by BWW News Desk - May 27, 2015

Over 400 guests including current and past New York City high school students, and the performing arts professional mentors who have participated in TDF's Open Doors, the theatre arts mentoring program that TDF founded in 1998 with playwright Wendy Wasserstein, will attend this year's graduation at 5:30pm on Monday, June 1 at The Gerald W. Lynch Theater at John Jay College (524 West 59th Street, NYC).   TDF's Open Doors was the first arts education program to receive a special Tony Honor for Excellence in the Theatre when it received the special honor in 2012. This year, Open Doors had 30 mentors working with 24 groups of students from New York City high schools. (more...)

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