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Theater People Podcast Welcomes WICKED, GODSPELL, DOGFIGHT's Lindsay MendezTheater People Podcast Welcomes WICKED, GODSPELL, DOGFIGHT's Lindsay Mendez
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 28, 2014

On Monday, December 29, Theater People podcast welcomes beloved Broadway belter, Lindsay Mendez. Mendez, who is well known for having taken on the role of Elphaba in the Broadway mega-hit WICKED for the show's 10th anniversary, made her Broadway debut as Jan in the 2007 Kathleen Marshall helmed GREASE. She was seen on Broadway in the 2010 Roundabout Theater production of EVERYDAY RAPTURE, as well as the 2011 Broadway revival of GODSPELL before being hand picked by famed director Joe Mantello to star in the off-Broadway Pasek and Paul musical DOGFIGHT at Second Stage. She also memorably appeared alongside Lin-Manuel Miranda in Miranda's short musical 21 CHUMP STREET which was commissioned by the NPR show 'This American Life' and performed at BAM. (more...)

Photo Flash: HEDWIG Team 'Works In' John Cameron Mitchell at the BelascoPhoto Flash: HEDWIG Team 'Works In' John Cameron Mitchell at the Belasco
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2014

Stephen Trask posted a photo on Friday of the team rehearsing with John Cameron Mitchell at the Belasco, along with the caption: 'DAY 1 at The Belasco with @LenaRockerHall, @TitsofClay and the whole @HedwigOnBway team working in the new guy.' Check it out below! (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner LaChanze from IF/THENTheater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner LaChanze from IF/THEN
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 14, 2014

On Monday, December 15, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony winning Actress LaChanze. LaChanze, currently starring in Tom Yorkey/Brian Kitt hit musical IF/THEN discusses her role in the show and why this particular character drew her back to Broadway after an eight year break. She also discusses being a working single mom and her delight in working alongside co-stars Idina Menzel, Anthony Rapp, and Jen Colella. (more...)

Drama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins TonightDrama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Drama League has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2014: The 31st Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Elena Heyman, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinski, and Caitlin Sullivan for a limited 5-performance engagement, tonight, December 13 - 16, 2013 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

Drama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins Tonight at TBG TheatreDrama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins Tonight at TBG Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Drama League's DirectorFest 2014: The 31st Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Elena Heyman, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinski, and Caitlin Sullivan begins its limited 5-performance engagement today, December 13, and continues through December 16, 2013 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast's Bonus Episode Welcomes WICKED's Mary TestaThe Theater People Podcast's Bonus Episode Welcomes WICKED's Mary Testa
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 7, 2014

On Monday, December 8, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Mary Testa. Over the course of Testa's nearly four decades in the New York Theater she's racked up 12 Broadway credits, 26 Off-Broadway credits, two Tony nominations, two Obie Awards, four Drama Desk nominations and an honorary Drama Desk for her years of outstanding performances on and off Broadway. (more...)

Drama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins 12/13; Full Casting Announced!Drama League's DirectorFest 2014 Begins 12/13; Full Casting Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2014

The Drama League has announced full casting for DirectorFest 2014: The 31st Annual One-Act Festival, an evening of four short plays staged by the Drama League Directors Project Fall Directing Fellows Elena Heyman, Michael Leibenluft, Michael Osinski, and Caitlin Sullivan for a limited 5-performance engagement, December 13 - 16, 2013 at TBG Theatre (312 West 36th Street, between 8th & 9th Avenues). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HEDWIG's Stephen Trask Performs 'Midnight Radio', New Song and MoreSTAGE TUBE: HEDWIG's Stephen Trask Performs 'Midnight Radio', New Song and More
by Stage Tube - Dec 1, 2014

Hedwig and the Angry Inch composer/lyricist Stephen Trask recently stopped by 'A-Sides with Jon Chattman' on The Huffington Post to talk about his work, the Tonys, and to perform 'Midnight Radio,' as well as another original song. Watch it all below! (more...)

Last Day To Bid On Neil Patrick Harris's Actual Wig Used In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCHLast Day To Bid On Neil Patrick Harris's Actual Wig Used In HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH
by Pat Cerasaro - Dec 1, 2014

Neil Patrick Harris offers one lucky fan the chance to own an actual wig in a box from HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Alysha UmphressThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Alysha Umphress
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 30, 2014

On Monday, December 1, the Theater People Podcast welcomes ON THE TOWN star Alysha Umphress. Umphress shares fascinating stories from her journey with the project including her decision, after a slew of ensemble roles in Broadway shows, to only be seen for principal parts which led to this opportunity. (more...)

BWW TV: Inside New York Stage and Film Winter Gala with Jessie Mueller, Billy Porter & MoreBWW TV: Inside New York Stage and Film Winter Gala with Jessie Mueller, Billy Porter & More
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 20, 2014

Earlier this week, New York Stage and Film 2014 Gala honored Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez at The Plaza Hotel. They were joined by celebrities and theater VIPs including Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt, John Slattery & Talia Balsam, Josh Radnor, Bill Pullman, Harvey Fierstein, Joel Grey, Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig, Carol Kane, Mark Linn-Baker, John Benjamin Hickey, Hunter Parrish, Billy Porter, Jessie Mueller, Sherie Rene Scott, Tommy Tune, Lena Hall, Stephen Trask, Matt Doyle, Bryce Pinkham, Steven Lutvak, Matt Doyle, Isabel & Ruben Toledo, Jon Tenney, Sakina Jaffrey and many more! BroadwayWorld brings you an inside look at the event below! (more...)

He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!He's Pulling the Wig Back Down from the Shelf! John Cameron Mitchell to Join HEDWIG on Broadway for 8 Weeks!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

It's been rumored since early in the new production's run -- and now it's official! Original star John Cameron Mitchell will return to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and The Angry Inch, which they debuted in the 1998 hit Off-Broadway production. Mitchell will step into the role on Broadway at the Belasco Theatre starting Wednesday, January 21 for a strictly limited eight week engagement. Mitchell will join co-star and Tony Award winner Lena Hall who continues with the production as Yitzhak. (more...)

Kendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating LiveKendrick, Streep & More React to News of Mike Nichols' Passing; Updating Live
by TV News Desk - Nov 20, 2014

BWW earlier reported the sad news that EGOT winner and entertainment icon Mike Nichols passed away suddenly on Wednesday. Friends and colleagues have already turned to Twitter to express their sorrow at the unexpected news. BWW will continue to update the reactions as they are posted. (more...)

THEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: As If We Never Said Goodbye! SUNSET BOULEVARD Turns 20 & Readies For RevivalTHEATRICAL THROWBACK THURSDAY: As If We Never Said Goodbye! SUNSET BOULEVARD Turns 20 & Readies For Revival
by Pat Cerasaro - Nov 20, 2014

Today we are shining a solo spotlight on a multi-Tony Award-winning Best Musical that is eyeing a revival just in time for its 20th anniversary, SUNSET BOULEVARD. (more...)

Donna Murphy to Lead SUNSET BOULEVARD Reading at Roundabout This Week; Revival Headed for Broadway?Donna Murphy to Lead SUNSET BOULEVARD Reading at Roundabout This Week; Revival Headed for Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - Nov 18, 2014

According to a column in the New York Post, Donna Murphy will be playing 'Norma Desmond' in a reading of SUNSET BOULEVARD, directed by Michael Mayer at Roundabout Theatre Company this week. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/18/14 - HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, BY THE WATER, 'UNTOLD STORIES' and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/18/14 - HONEYMOON IN VEGAS, BY THE WATER, 'UNTOLD STORIES' and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 18, 2014

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: HONEYMOON IN VEGAS begins performances, BY THE WATER opens off-Broadway, Jennifer Tepper releases 'UNTOLD STORIES' Volume 2, and more! (more...)

Matt Doyle, Ann Harada & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE; Michael Mayer DirectsMatt Doyle, Ann Harada & More to Star in Vineyard Theatre's BROOKLYNITE; Michael Mayer Directs
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2014

Vineyard Theatre today announced that the world premiere of the musical BROOKLYNITE, helmed by Tony Award-winning director Michael Mayer (HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, SPRING AWAKENING), would begin performances Friday January 29th, with an opening night set for Wednesday February 25th. This limited engagement continues through Sunday March 22nd. (more...)

Photo Coverage: New York Stage and Film Gala Honors Michael Mayer and Rick Miramontez!Photo Coverage: New York Stage and Film Gala Honors Michael Mayer and Rick Miramontez!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Nov 17, 2014

Just last night, New York Stage and Film 2014 Gala honored Tony Award winner Michael Mayer and veteran theatrical press agent Rick Miramontez at The Plaza Hotel. They were joined by celebrities and theater VIPs including Neil Patrick Harris & David Burtka, Jon Hamm & Jennifer Westfeldt, John Slattery & Talia Balsam, Josh Radnor, Bill Pullman, Harvey Fierstein, Joel Grey, Ken Olin & Patricia Wettig, Carol Kane, Mark Linn-Baker, John Benjamin Hickey, Hunter Parrish, Billy Porter, Jessie Mueller, Sherie Rene Scott, Tommy Tune, Lena Hall, Stephen Trask, Matt Doyle, Bryce Pinkham, Steven Lutvak, Matt Doyle, Isabel & Ruben Toledo, Jon Tenney, Sakina Jaffrey and many more! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special evening below! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SIDESHOW's Erin DavieThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SIDESHOW's Erin Davie
by Matt Tamanini - Nov 16, 2014

On Monday, November 17, the Theater People Podcast welcomes SIDE SHOW star Erin Davie. Davie shares stories about her six year journey with the production, working with director Bill Condon on updating and reimagining the show, memories from having seen the original production on Broadway, and how she and co-star Emily Padget found their Daisy and Violet. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 11/14/14 - A CHRISTMAS STORY on Tour, THE RIVER and More!WAKE UP with BWW 11/14/14 - A CHRISTMAS STORY on Tour, THE RIVER and More!
by Jessica Showers - Nov 14, 2014

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: A CHRISTMAS STORY heads out on tour today, and Signature's OUR LADY OF KIBEHO and Broadway's THE RIVER open Sunday night! (more...)

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