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Photo Flash: ADDAMS FAMILY and CHANGING MINDS at Children's Musical Theater FestivalPhoto Flash: ADDAMS FAMILY and CHANGING MINDS at Children's Musical Theater Festival
by BWW News Desk - Jul 21, 2016

The 2016 Children's Musical Theater Festival took place July 16-17 in New York City at New York Live Arts. The 6th Annual festival was presented by Broadway Workshop and Project Broadway.  The 2016 festival productions included new one act student version of The Addams Family and Changing Minds. Both part of the catalog at Theatrical Rights Worldwide.  (more...)

With Olney Theatre Center's EVITA, Christopher d'Amboise Explores The Storytelling Aspects of ChoreographyWith Olney Theatre Center's EVITA, Christopher d'Amboise Explores The Storytelling Aspects of Choreography
by Michael Dale - Jun 18, 2016

After a prominent career in classical ballet, the son of Jacques d'Amboise and brother of Charlotte d'Amboise looks to do more musicals. (more...)

Legendary Broadway Cares Auctioneer Lorna Kelly Passes AwayLegendary Broadway Cares Auctioneer Lorna Kelly Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Tom Viola, Executive Director of Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS turned to Facebook to announce the sad news that legendary BC/EFA auctioneer Lorna Kelly passed away on Wednesday, June 15th. (more...)

Lyricist Susan Birkenhead Working on SECRET LIVES OF BEES & More for Broadway Next Year!Lyricist Susan Birkenhead Working on SECRET LIVES OF BEES & More for Broadway Next Year!
by Marissa Sblendorio - May 9, 2016

Yesterday, Peter Birkenhead wrote an article for the Daily Beast about his mother, lyricist Susan Birkenhead's, struggles that she had overcame, including escaping an abusive husband and raising four children on her own.    (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 19-25THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: March 19-25
by Nora Dominick - Mar 25, 2016

Anxiously waiting for WAITRESS to begin previews tonight? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff Leads Broadway Workshop Master ClassPhoto Flash: HAMILTON's Jonathan Groff Leads Broadway Workshop Master Class
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

On Sunday, March 20th, Broadway Workshop presented a special one-day musical theatre master class with Broadway, TV and film star Jonathan Groff. BroadwayWorld has photos from the event below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Featuring White, Rivera, Johnson, Brooks and More, Raises Record $480K for BC/EFAPhoto Flash: BROADWAY BACKWARDS, Featuring White, Rivera, Johnson, Brooks and More, Raises Record $480K for BC/EFA
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

The sold-out audience at Broadway's Al Hirschfeld Theatre was dazzled last night, March 21, 2016, by this year's stirring edition of Broadway Backwards. The annual celebration, where men sing songs originally written for women and vice versa offering this audience the chance to see LGBT stories told through the great songs of musical theatre, set a new fundraising record. The evening raised an incredible $480,287 to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS and The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. Scroll down for stunning shots from the evening! (more...)

Eve Plumb Replaces Sally Struthers in Reading of New Musical THE FIRST GENTLEMANEve Plumb Replaces Sally Struthers in Reading of New Musical THE FIRST GENTLEMAN
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2016

TV Icon Eve Plumb has joined the cast of THE FIRST GENTLEMAN in the role of Lillian, the Chief of Staff, following a last-minute change in Sally Struther's professional schedule. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ray Mercer Puts All The Right Moves Into PURE MOTION for Broadway CaresBWW Interview: Ray Mercer Puts All The Right Moves Into PURE MOTION for Broadway Cares
by Bob Rizzo - Jan 26, 2016

BWW Interview: Ray Mercer puts All The Right Moves into PURE MOTION (more...)

Photo Flash: Darren Criss Leads Broadway Workshop Master Classes in NYCPhoto Flash: Darren Criss Leads Broadway Workshop Master Classes in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 11, 2016

On Sunday, January 10th, Broadway Workshop presented a day of master classes at one of NYC's leading casting offices: Telsey + Company Casting. This one-day event was led by Broadway, TV and film star Darren Criss. Scroll down for photos from the workshop! (more...)

Photo Flash: Wayne Brady, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Michelle Kelly and More Take the Stage in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEARPhoto Flash: Wayne Brady, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Laura Michelle Kelly and More Take the Stage in BC/EFA's GYPSY OF THE YEAR
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2015

BC/EFA just announced this year's GYPSY OF THE YEAR raised an impressive grand total of $4,786,239 after six weeks of fundraising efforts. Since 1989, the 27 editions of GYPSY OF THE YEAR (#GypsyOfTheYear) have raised $67.3 million to benefit Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. BroadwayWorld has stunning shots from the show below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Rebecca Luker, Ted Keegan, Sheldon Harnick and More Tribute Barbara Cook & Lee AdamsPhoto Flash: Rebecca Luker, Ted Keegan, Sheldon Harnick and More Tribute Barbara Cook & Lee Adams
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2015

Encompass New Opera Theatre held a gala to honor legendary Broadway performer BARBARA COOK and lyricist LEE ADAMS (Bye Bye Birdie, Golden Boy, Applause) with a star-studded musical salute on Sunday, October 25. BroadwayWorld has photos from the evening below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Dramatists Guild Fund Presents New Work by DG Fellows; Flaherty & Ahrens, Houdyshell and More Attend!Photo Flash: Dramatists Guild Fund Presents New Work by DG Fellows; Flaherty & Ahrens, Houdyshell and More Attend!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2015

The Dramatists Guild Fund hosted its annual presentation of new work by DG Fellows at Playwrights Horizons on October 19, 2015. The evening featured excerpts from work by the 2014-2015 class, including Naveen Bahar Choudhury, Camille Darby, Sophie Jaff, Dana Levinson, Kristine M. Reyes, Tim Rosser, Charlie Sohne, Mark Sonnenblick, Aurin Squire, Kathleen Tagg, James A. Tyler, Stacey Weingarten and Ben Wexler. Scroll down for photos from the presentation, including guests Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens, Jayne Houdyshell and more! (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: Will Smith & Bomba Estereo 'Fiesta' Remix!FIRST LISTEN: Will Smith & Bomba Estereo 'Fiesta' Remix!
by Tess Reynolds - Oct 2, 2015

Many people were confused when Will Smith congratulated the Columbian band, Bomba Estereo, on Facebook for their Latin Grammy nominations. It turns out there was something more to it after all. (more...)

KINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' AboutKINKY BOOTS Hits 1,000 - 10 High-Stepping Moments to Say 'Yeah!' About
by Jessica Khan - Aug 26, 2015

With Kinky Boots celebrating 1,000 performances tonight, gaining a new 'Lola' this fall (we're ready for you Wayne Brady!), kicking it on tour and abroad, plus Tony winner Cyndi Lauper's secret new project for Broadway, we've got a lot to say 'Yeah!' about. To mark the hit musical's milestone today, we're bringing you 10 of our favorite moments from high-kicking sensation's run! (more...)

Will Smith to Replace Hugh Jackman in Upcoming Drama COLLATERAL BEAUTYWill Smith to Replace Hugh Jackman in Upcoming Drama COLLATERAL BEAUTY
by Movies News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

ill Smith will take over the lead role in the drama written by Allan Loeb. Filming is scheduled to begin in October. (more...)

Frank Langella to Star Opposite Bryan Cranston in HBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAYFrank Langella to Star Opposite Bryan Cranston in HBO's Adaptation of ALL THE WAY
by TV News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

Stage and screen vet Frank Langella is headed to HBO's upcoming TV adaptation of Robert Schenkkan's Tony-winning play ALL THE WAY. (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES 2015 Strips Past Records with $1,598,501 Raised; See Scintillating Production Shots!Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES 2015 Strips Past Records with $1,598,501 Raised; See Scintillating Production Shots!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2015

The epic 25th edition of Broadway Bares celebrated the golden age of Broadway with an evening of ripped dancers, cheeky choreographers and sumptuous showgirls, raising a record-shattering $1,598,501 on Sunday, June 21, 2015, for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Broadway Bares: Top Bottoms of Burlesque featured 222 of New York's sexiest and most talented dancers, entertaining standing-room-only audiences at two performances at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom. Scroll down for photos from the show! (more...)

Annie Parisse, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More to Star in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary StagesAnnie Parisse, Myra Lucretia Taylor & More to Star in INFORMED CONSENT at Primary Stages
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2015

Primary Stages and Ensemble Studio Theatre/Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Project (William Carden, Artistic Director; Paul Slee, Executive Director; Doron Weber, Sloan Foundation Vice President of Programs), announce casting for Informed Consent, a New York City premiere by Deborah Zoe Laufer (End Days, Leveling Up)and directed by Obie winner Liesl Tommy (Appropriate, The Good Negro).  The limited engagement runs August 4 - September 13, 2015 at Primary Stages at The Duke on 42nd Street - a New 42nd Street project.  Opening night is Tuesday, August 18 at 7PM. (more...)

Photo Special: Happy Birthday Idina Menzel - Part 1; WICKED, RENT & More!Photo Special: Happy Birthday Idina Menzel - Part 1; WICKED, RENT & More!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 30, 2015

As the star embarks TONIGHT on a new world tour, we'll celebrating Idina Menzel's birthday with a look back into the BWW Photo Archvies! (more...)

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