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Theater Talk: It's a Sugar Rush with the CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative TeamTheater Talk: It's a Sugar Rush with the CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creative Team
by Theater Talk - May 22, 2017

This week Theater Talkwelcomes back twoall-time favorite guests, composer/lyricistMarc Shaimanand lyricistScott Wittmanwhose new showCharlie and the Chocolate Factoryhas just opened on Broadway. Along with them was Tony-winning directorJack O'Brien, making his first appearance on our show. The trio whose collaboration onHairspraywon them all Tony Awards and massive acclaim in 2002, have returned to Broadway with this stage adaptation of Roald Dahl's classic 1964 children's bookCharlie and the Chocolate Factory. The musical also includes an infusion of some key songs from the 1971 film of the story,Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. In addition to some snappy conversation between them, Shaiman performs several of his compositions for the new show and a delightful time is had by all. (more...)

More Tuna! Broadway's OH HELLO! to Premiere on Netflix This June!More Tuna! Broadway's OH HELLO! to Premiere on Netflix This June!
by TV News Desk - May 18, 2017

Nick Kroll turned to Twitter today to announce the news that Broadway's OH HELLO! in which he co-starred with John Mulaney, will debut on Netflix on June 13th. (more...)

CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creatives to Appear on THEATER TALK This WeekCHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Creatives to Appear on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

This week THEATER TALK welcomes the creative team from the Broadway musical Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - composer/lyricists Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman and director Jack O'Brien. (more...)

Theater Talk: OSLO Nominees Arrive and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Creatives Return!Theater Talk: OSLO Nominees Arrive and DEAR EVAN HANSEN Creatives Return!
by Theater Talk - May 15, 2017

This week's guests includeOslo playwright J.T. Rogers, director Bartlett Sher, and actors Jennifer Ehle and Jefferson Mays, who portray real-life Norwegian diplomats Mona Juul and Terje Rod-Larsen. All the members of our panel are 2017 Tony nominees for Oslo, which received a total of 7 Tony Award nominations. (more...)

OSLO Stars, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Team to Appear on THEATER TALK This WeekOSLO Stars, DEAR EVAN HANSEN Team to Appear on THEATER TALK This Week
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2017

This week THEATER TALK features the lead actors, playwright and director of the acclaimed play Oslo at Lincoln Center's Vivian Beaumont Theater - Jennifer Ehle, Jefferson Mays, writer J.T. Rogers, and director Bartlett Sher - and continues with Part 2 of an interview with the creators of the hit musical Dear Evan Hansen - librettist Steven Levenson and composer/lyricists Benj Pasek & Justin Paul, who perform songs from Dear Evan Hansen, Dogfight, and La La Land. (more...)

Will National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA Fly to Broadway?Will National Theatre's ANGELS IN AMERICA Fly to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

According to the New York Post, the National Theatre production of Angels in America might soon fly to Broadway. Michael Riedel writes: '"Angels" may well wind up at one of the nonprofits - Lincoln Center perhaps, or a limited run at the Brooklyn Academy of Music, where Lane starred in a fine revival of "The Iceman Cometh" several years ago.' (more...)

Will Simon McBurney's THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE Transfer to Broadway?Will Simon McBurney's THE KID STAYS IN THE PICTURE Transfer to Broadway?
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2017

According to the New York Post, Simon McBurney's latest project, The Kid Stays in the Picture, which just concluded its run at London's Royal Court Theatre, is heading to Broadway. Michael Riedel writes that the play will open at a Shubert theatre this September. (more...)

Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!Judy Gold & Randy Rainbow Will Roast Michael Musto for Charity; More Stars Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedian Judy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

THEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion ProgramTHEATER TALK Wins NY Emmy Award for Best Interview/Discussion Program
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

THEATER TALK, the series devoted to conversation about the world of the stage, won a NY EmmyAward as Best NYC Interview/Discussion Program at the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences/New York Chapter's annual awards ceremony held on Saturday, May 6 at the Marriott Marquis Hotel in Times Square. (more...)

Theater Talk: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Creatives Perform Songs & Discuss the Musical's EvolutionTheater Talk: DEAR EVAN HANSEN Creatives Perform Songs & Discuss the Musical's Evolution
by Theater Talk - May 8, 2017

Dear Evan Hansen's composer/lyricists Justin Paul and Benj Pasek, along with librettist Steven Levenson, join Susan Haskins and guest co-host Jesse Green around Theater Talk's grand piano to discuss and perform key songs from their blockbuster new show, now on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. (more...)

Judy Gold and Randy Rainbow to Join the Cast of BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTOJudy Gold and Randy Rainbow to Join the Cast of BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO
by BWW News Desk - May 8, 2017

Lug Nut Entertainment (Daniel DeMello and Nathaniel Nowak) in association with the world popular dating app SCRUFF, has announced that comedianJudy Gold and internet sensation Randy Rainbow will join the cast of FORK ON THE LEFT, KNIFE IN THE BACK: BROADWAY ROASTS MICHAEL MUSTO. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the Dramatists Guild Fund's Salon with Stephen SchwartzPhoto Coverage: Inside the Dramatists Guild Fund's Salon with Stephen Schwartz
by Walter McBride - May 2, 2017

The Dramatists Guild Fund celebrated the work of Stephen Schwartz on Monday, May 1, at the Uterberg Residence. BroadwayWorld was there and brings you an inside look in the photos below! (more...)

BANDSTAND, CATS, HOLIDAY INN, SWEET CHARITY Among 2017 Chita Rivera Award NomineesBANDSTAND, CATS, HOLIDAY INN, SWEET CHARITY Among 2017 Chita Rivera Award Nominees
by BWW News Desk - May 1, 2017

Nominations for the 2017 Chita Rivera Awards were announced today. In keeping with the mission of the Chita Rivera Awards, nominators considered shows and films that opened during the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 27th, 2017 - Drama Desk Nominees, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 and More!BWW Morning Brief April 27th, 2017 - Drama Desk Nominees, A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 27, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: The Drama Desk Award nominations are being announced from Feinstein's/54 Below, and A DOLL'S HOUSE, PART 2 bows on Broadway! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Sondheim Knocks Riedel's Reporting; Says His New Musical Was Never Called BUNUELBWW Exclusive: Sondheim Knocks Riedel's Reporting; Says His New Musical Was Never Called BUNUEL
by Wayman Wong - Apr 26, 2017

Stephen Sondheim says his new musical with David Ives was never called 'Bunuel,' and he criticized Michael Riedel's 'misreporting' of the title in the New York Post last fall. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole Set for This Week's 'Theater Talk'WAR PAINT's Patti LuPone, Christine Ebersole Set for This Week's 'Theater Talk'
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

This week THEATER TALK welcomes Broadway grande dames Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole, currently starring in WAR PAINT, the new Broadway musical in which they portray legendary Twentieth Century cosmetic pioneers Madame Helena Rubinstein and Miss Elizabeth Arden. (more...)

New Leadership Takes a Bold New Look at Philadelphia Theatre CompanyNew Leadership Takes a Bold New Look at Philadelphia Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Philadelphia Theatre Company today announced a plan for the 2017-2018 season that departs from the organization's traditional schedule of producing a five-play series. Under the leadership of Paige Price, PTC's new Producing Artistic Director, Philadelphia Theatre Company will offer a season of presented and curated activities in the theater, as the new leadership uses this period to re-focus, re-build, and re-launch. (more...)

Tina Fey Reportedly Turns Down Offer to Host 2017 TONY AWARDSTina Fey Reportedly Turns Down Offer to Host 2017 TONY AWARDS
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 14, 2017

The 2017 TONY AWARDS are just around the corner andtheater fans are anxiously awaiting wordas to who will take on hosting duties for this year's ceremony. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY's Jenn Colella to Perform on This Week's 'Theater Talk' on ThirteenCOME FROM AWAY's Jenn Colella to Perform on This Week's 'Theater Talk' on Thirteen
by TV News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

This week THEATER TALK features the creators of two new Broadway productions playwright Paula Vogel, whose new play INDECENT is being performed at the Cort Theatre; and writing team David Hein and Irene Sankoff, director Christopher Ashley, and performer Jenn Colella from COME FROM AWAY (more...)

Will Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Lead CRAZY FOR YOU Back to Broadway?Will Tony Yazbeck and Laura Osnes Lead CRAZY FOR YOU Back to Broadway?
by Alexa Criscitiello - Apr 11, 2017

Michael Riedel of the New York Post has reported that the recent concert version of the Gershwin jukebox musical, Crazy for You, starring Broadway favorites, Laura Osnes and Tony Yazbeck may be looking at a Broadway run. (more...)

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