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Sally Struthers to Join Justin Guarini, Michael Rupert & Rachel Bay Jones in THE FIRST GENTLEMAN ReadingsSally Struthers to Join Justin Guarini, Michael Rupert & Rachel Bay Jones in THE FIRST GENTLEMAN Readings
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2016

Producer Danna Hyams is proud to announce that director Nick Demos will helm a star-studded cast that includes Gerard Cannonico, Justin Guarini, Rachel Bay Jones, Michael Rupert, Brynn Williams and Emmy Winner Sally Struthers in two special reading presentations of Bret Simmons and David Howard's new musical THE FIRST GENTLEMAN at Shetler Studios, 244 West 54th Street, on Monday, February 22nd at 3:00 PM and 6:30 PM. (more...)

Renee Elise Goldsberry, Michael Urie and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY This SpringRenee Elise Goldsberry, Michael Urie and More Set for CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2016

In March for its first performances of 2016, New York's funniest show CELEBRITY AUTOBIOGRAPHY will welcome to its cast stars of stage and screen Michael Urie (LOGO's Cocktails & Classics, Buyer & Cellar, TV's Ugly Betty), Broadway's Renee Elise Goldsberry (Hamilton), Rachel Dratch (SNL), Tovah Feldshuh (The Walking Dead, My Crazy Ex-Girlfriend), Maulik Pancholy (30 Rock), comedy legend Alan Zweibel & Drama Desk-winners Eugene Pack & Dayle Reyfel for its March shows on Sat. 3/5 at 9:30pm & Mon. 3/7 at 7pm at The Triad (Stage 72 -- 158 West 72nd Street). (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan HiltyThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes Broadway's Bombshell Megan Hilty
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2016

On Monday, February 8th, the Theater People podcast welcomes stage and television star Megan Hilty. Shemade her Broadway debut in 2004 as the Glinda stanby in the Broadway production of WICKED, before she eventually took over the role full time. She also played the role on the First National Tour before creating the role for the Los Angeles sit down production. (more...)

BWW Shares Our Favorite Theater Stars' Tweets on GREASE: LIVEBWW Shares Our Favorite Theater Stars' Tweets on GREASE: LIVE
by TV News Desk - Feb 1, 2016

As America tuned in by the millions to watch last night's broadcast of FOX's GREASE: LIVE, some of our favorite theater stars took to Twitter to share their thoughts and reactions to the latest interpretation of the musical classic. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

Michael Urie, Matt McGrath & More Will Take Part in STILL AT RISK Benefit Reading on 2/22Michael Urie, Matt McGrath & More Will Take Part in STILL AT RISK Benefit Reading on 2/22
by BWW News Desk - Jan 28, 2016

On Monday, February 22nd at 7 PM, Tom Kirdahy Productions and Broadway Cares/ Equity Fights AIDS will present a benefit reading of STILL AT RISK, a new play by Tim Pinckney (Message to Michael, Ever So Humble) benefiting The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center of New York City.   Featuring a stellar cast from Broadway, TV and film, this one night event will be directed by Carl Andress (The Tribute Artist, The Divine Sister)   (more...)

BWW Recap: Liza Pursues an Author, The EmpiriConda on YOUNGERBWW Recap: Liza Pursues an Author, The EmpiriConda on YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Jan 27, 2016

Welcome, YOUNGER fans! Had a good week? Ready to dive in to this week's recap? It seems the cast and creators are making good on their promise to deliver “bolder, wiser [and] sexier” content, and this episode, once again, is no exception! As we saw last week, Millennial Press — Kelsey and Liza's new imprint — has officially launched and is now up and running! This week's installment sees the two of them pitching their first author and (hopefully) making a deal to sign her. How exciting!!  (more...)

LOGO Orders GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW Starring RuPaul & MoreLOGO Orders GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW Starring RuPaul & More
by TV News Desk - Jan 21, 2016

Logo today announced the greenlight of two brand new series - GAY FOR PLAY GAME SHOW Starring RuPaul and “Gay Skit Happens” - plus a third season of “Cocktails & Classics,” Michael Urie's love letter to classic films. (more...)

Dana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting CompanyDana Ivey to Direct WASTE for The Acting Company
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

The Acting Company (Ian Belknap, Artistic Director; Elisa Spencer-Kaplan, Executive Director) will launch its 2016 John McDonald Salon Series with a reading of Harley Granville-Barker's controversial British drama Waste on Monday, January 25th at 7 PM at the Marjorie S. Deane Little Theater at the West Side YMCA, 10 W. 64th Street, New York, NY. Single tickets are $35 and include a post-show reception with the cast. Series subscriptions are also available. Purchase at www.theactingcompany.org or call (212) 258-3111. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth MaloneThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth Malone
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 18, 2016

On Monday, January 18th, The Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-nominated FUN HOME star Beth Malone. Malone made her Broadway debut in the 2006 production of RING OF FIRE, and has found much success working regionally, including a critically acclaimed turn in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com for 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016
by BWW - Jan 17, 2016

Hottest Articles on BWWClassical MusicWorld.com from 1/10/2016 - 1/17/2016. (more...)

BWW Recap: Josh 'Ping-Pongs' with His Feelings Re: Liza's Age on S2E2 of YOUNGERBWW Recap: Josh 'Ping-Pongs' with His Feelings Re: Liza's Age on S2E2 of YOUNGER
by Matt Smith - Jan 14, 2016

Episode 2 — the second of the season premiere double header — wastes no time in getting straight to the point, as we open, just like we did last episode, where the previous half-hour left off.  Caitlin confronts her mother about what she saw in the window of the tattoo studio, and Liza then decides it's time to come clean — that she's dating Josh; she decides to hold back on telling her daughter she's posing as 26 (which, for the record, Maggie agrees is also, at this time, for the better).  (more...)

Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker, Gabriella Pizzolo, Bradley Dean & More Take Bows in THE SECRET GARDEN Benefit!Photo Coverage: Rebecca Luker, Gabriella Pizzolo, Bradley Dean & More Take Bows in THE SECRET GARDEN Benefit!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jan 12, 2016

Friends in Theater Company and State of Play Productions' THE SECRET GARDEN, a Broadway benefit for the Make-A-Wish Foundation, presented the first of two sold-out performances last night, January 11, at 7:30 p.m. at the Lucille Lortel Theater. The fully staged production, directed/choreographed by Curtis Holbrook, was led by Rebecca Luker as Lily, Gabriella Pizzolo as Mary, and Bradley Dean as Archie with Tom Deckman, Ali Ewoldt, Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Bill Nolte, Eli Tokash, Max von Essen, and Cortney Wolfson. Additionally, composer Lucy Simon and original cast member Daisy Egan co-hosted the night. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the curtain call and after party below! (more...)

Oakland Symphony to Present NOTES FROM VIETNAM, 2/12Oakland Symphony to Present NOTES FROM VIETNAM, 2/12
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

Music Director Michael Morgan and the Oakland Symphony continue their annual exploration of world orchestral music traditions this season with Notes from Vietnam, Friday, February 12, 2016, at 8 pm at the Paramount Theatre. Featured will be Emmy Award-winning composer performer Vân-Ánh Vő, who will give the world premiere of her Lullaby for a Country, performing on the ?ŕn tranh (Vietnamese zither), ?ŕn B?u (monochord), and vocals. In addition, TV and Broadway star and filmmaker Michael Urie (Ugly Betty, Modern Family) will narrate Britten's Young Person's Guide to the Orchestra. Completing the program will be Dvo?ák's Carnival Overture. The Symphony's Notes from . . . series has become a popular mainstay of the Bay Area music scene and annually explores symphonic music both new and traditional from cultures that may be less well known to audiences. Past Notes from . . . programs have focused on music from Mexico, Persia, the Philippines, China and the Middle East, among others. Free lobby entertainment, no-host drinks and pre-concert talk begin at 7 pm. And the concert is sponsored in part by California Waste Solutions. Tickets are priced $20-$75 and may be purchased at www.OaklandSymphony.org. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Clips from This Month's ROW J, Featuring FIDDLER Cast, Annaleigh Ashford & MoreSTAGE TUBE: Watch Clips from This Month's ROW J, Featuring FIDDLER Cast, Annaleigh Ashford & More
by Stage Tube - Jan 7, 2016

The Jewish Channel rings in 2016 with the latest edition of its popular theater­-oriented monthly TV show, ROW J. The show is hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman; executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. Click below to watch clips from this month's edition, featuring Broadway's FIDDLER ON THE ROOF cast and more! (more...)

Sutton Foster-Led YOUNGER Gets Season 3 Order; Matthew Morrison to Guest StarSutton Foster-Led YOUNGER Gets Season 3 Order; Matthew Morrison to Guest Star
by TV News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

TV Land has given a Season 3 order to its hit series YOUNGER, starring Broadway's Sutton Foster. The renewal includes an order for 12 new episodes. (more...)

Danny Burstein, Michele Lee, Tonya Pinkins and More to Appear on ROW J This MonthDanny Burstein, Michele Lee, Tonya Pinkins and More to Appear on ROW J This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Jewish Channel will ring in 2016 with the latest edition of its popular theater­oriented monthly TV show, ROW J. The show is hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. (more...)

FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Night, Tony Roberts & More to be Featured on ROW J This MonthFIDDLER ON THE ROOF Opening Night, Tony Roberts & More to be Featured on ROW J This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2016

The Jewish Channel will ring in 2016 with the latest edition of its popular theater­oriented monthly TV show, "Row J". The show is hosted by TJC correspondent Meredith Ganzman. The executive producer is Brian Scott Lipton. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise GoldsberryThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

On Monday, January 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Renee Elise Goldsberry. In the episode, Goldsberry talks about why she turned down her audition for the show several times, learning her showstopping number 'Satisfied,' and how it feels to be a part of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON.  (more...)

BWW TV: What Are Your Hopes for 2016? Broadway Stars Share Their Resolutions!BWW TV: What Are Your Hopes for 2016? Broadway Stars Share Their Resolutions!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jan 1, 2016

2015 has made its exit, we've got our eyes on the year ahead- a year of hope, promise, possibilities, and hopefully, a lot more Broadway. We've been asking some of our favorite Broadway celebrities about their wishes and dreams for 2016. Check out resolutions from Bernadette Peters, Danny Burstein, Patina Miller, Michael Urie, Marin Mazzie, Jackie Hoffman, Bob Saget, and many, many more below! (more...)

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