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Breaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental LabBreaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN has officially found its Anna for this week's developmental lab! (more...)

2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!2016 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by Caryn Robbins - May 3, 2016

Below, check out how each show fared individually in BWW's list of nominations by show. (more...)

BWW Review: Undeniably Tuneful THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Fox TheatreBWW Review: Undeniably Tuneful THE SOUND OF MUSIC at The Fox Theatre
by Chris Gibson - Apr 29, 2016

Rodgers and Hammerstein's THE SOUND OF MUSIC is still popular today, and there's really no need to wonder why. The songs are undeniably familiar, and the story and characters go through a number of compelling moments. However, it does require a good, solid cast and sharp direction to live up to the expectations of all those folks who have seen the 1965 film over and over and over again. Thankfully, this touring company currently playing The Fox Theatre (through May 8, 2016) is more than up to the task. This classic still has its many charms. and holds up remarkably well despite its age and overexposure in various forms over the years. (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ultimately Grabs The HeartBWW Review: Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Ultimately Grabs The Heart
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Apr 29, 2016

BWW Review: BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Goes Beyond Skin Deep (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL Is a Treat For The Eyes and EarsBWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL Is a Treat For The Eyes and Ears
by Frank Benge - Apr 27, 2016

MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is a jukebox musical that premiered on Broadway in April 2013, receiving four Tony Award nominations. Based on Berry Gordy's 1994 autobiography To Be Loved: The Music, the Magic, the Memories of Motown, it tells the story of how he founded and ran the Motown record label. It also touches on his relationships with Diana Ross (Allison Semmes), Marvin Gaye (Jarran Muse), and Smokey Robinson (Jesse Nager). Digging deep into the Motown catalog, the show contains over 60 songs. With that many songs one would expect a pretty thin book; however, by wisely placing most of the focus on Gordy (Chester Gregory) and Ross' relationship and the rise and fall of Motown, we are given a compelling portrait of both Gordy and the music industry. MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL is a celebration of the Motown sound… that sound that joined black and white America in ways nothing else has equaled before or since...that magical period in our past when we were invited to go dancing in the street to a brand new beat. (more...)

LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jessica Lange, Opens Tonight on BroadwayLONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, Starring Jessica Lange, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ryan Murphy, presents Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as 'Mary Tyrone.' (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This JuneMOTOWN THE MUSICAL to Play San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy, and Broadway San Jose, a Nederlander Presentation, are proud to announce that MOTOWN THE MUSICAL will play a one-week engagement at San Jose's Center for the Performing Arts (255 Almaden Blvd.) from June 21-26, 2016. (more...)

Just In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. TourJust In! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Announces Cities and Schedule for U.S. Tour
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will launch a national tour in Boston at the Citi Wang Theatre October 25-November 6, following a preview period at Proctor's in Schenectady, NY. As previously announced, Garen Scribner,currently playing Jerry Mulligan in the Broadway production, will star in the tour along with Sara Esty, who plays Lise Dassin at various performances on Broadway. Additional casting for the tour will be announced in the coming months. (more...)

Magnifique! Original Broadway Stars Robert Fairchild & Leanne Cope Will Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in LondonMagnifique! Original Broadway Stars Robert Fairchild & Leanne Cope Will Lead AN AMERICAN IN PARIS in London
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 21, 2016

It's magnifique! AN AMERICAN IN PARIS will stage a reunion with its original leading duo in the West End. (more...)

Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!Broadway's FROZEN Crowns its Fearless Queen - Meet Betsy Wolfe!
by Tyler Peterson - Apr 20, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, stage favorite Betsy Wolfe, known for her star-making turns in Off-Broadway's THE LAST FIVE YEARS and Woody Allen's BULLETS OVER BROADWAY, is attached to play the lead role of Elsa in Disney's stage adaptation of FROZEN. In honor of the big news, BWW brings you a look back at some of Wolfe's top performances! (more...)

Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?Now They Know! Betsy Wolfe Nabs Role of 'Elsa' in Broadway's FROZEN?
by Caryn Robbins - Apr 20, 2016

Betsy Wolfe has nabbed the lead role of Princess Elsa in Disney's upcoming stage adaptation of FROZEN! (more...)

Award Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle NominationsAward Season Begins! AMERICAN PSYCHO and SHE LOVES ME Lead the Pack with Outer Critics Circle Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

Just this morning, Something Rotten and Spotlight star Brian d'Arcy James along with this season's break-out and genuflecting sensation Jennifer Simard from Broadway's Disaster announced the The Outer Critics Circle nominees for the 2015-16 season from New York's legendary Algonquin Hotel (59 W 44th Street.)  Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season. (more...)

Broadway in Cincinnati and Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Host 'Books for Belle' BenefitBroadway in Cincinnati and Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST to Host 'Books for Belle' Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

?Inspired by Belle's generous heart and love of books in Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST, Broadway in Cincinnati is collecting children's books to help further the good work of the inspiring local non-profit Adopt a Book. (more...)

BWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICALBWW Review: MOTOWN: THE MUSICAL
by Keith Waits - Apr 18, 2016

This week, a high-energy combination of the Motor City and the Great White Way burst into Louisville with the current Broadway Series production, Motown: the Musical, at the Kentucky Center. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Jessica Lange and More in Broadway's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTPhoto Flash: First Look at Jessica Lange and More in Broadway's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ryan Murphy, presents Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as 'Mary Tyrone,' Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrneas 'James Tyrone,' Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon as 'James Tyrone, Jr.,' Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as 'Edmund Tyrone,' and Colby Minifie as 'Cathleen.' BroadwayWorld has a first look at the stars onstage below! (more...)

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' TreatAN AMERICAN IN PARIS to Celebrate 1st Anniversary on Broadway with 'Cake Boss' Treat
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

The Tony Award-winning hit musical AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its first year on Broadway tonight, Tuesday, April 12. Since it opened on April 12, 2015 at the Palace Theatre, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS has played 416 regular performances and 29 previews and has been seen by over 650,000 people. Following the performance on April 12, the cast will be treated to a special anniversary cake provided by Carlo's Bakery. (more...)

BWW Flashback: Put on Your Dancing Shoes as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates One Year on Broadway!BWW Flashback: Put on Your Dancing Shoes as AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Celebrates One Year on Broadway!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Apr 12, 2016

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS moved to Broadway following its world premiere in December, 2014 at the Theatre du Chatelet in Paris. It is directed and choreographed by Christopher Wheeldon, making his Broadway directing debut. Featuring music and lyrics by George Gershwin and Ira Gershwin and a book by Tony and Pulitzer Prize nominee Craig Lucas, the creative team also includes Tony Award winners Bob Crowley (sets and costumes), Natasha Katz (lighting) and Jon Weston (sound) with a musical score adapted and supervised by Rob Fisher. Bartlett Sher is creative consultant. Based on the Academy Award winning film inspired by the 1928 orchestral composition by George Gershwin, An American in Paris brings this classic tale to Broadway for the first time. (more...)

Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, Jesse Nager & Jarran Muse Will Lead MOTOWN's Broadway Return; Full Cast Announced!Chester Gregory, Allison Semmes, Jesse Nager & Jarran Muse Will Lead MOTOWN's Broadway Return; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2016

Producers Kevin McCollum, Doug Morris and Berry Gordy just announced complete casting for the Broadway return of Motown The Musical, beginning performances Tuesday, July 12 at The Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41Street) for a strictly limited 18-week-only engagement through Sunday, November 13, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Breathes New Life Into the HillsBWW Review: THE SOUND OF MUSIC Breathes New Life Into the Hills
by Nancy Grossman - Apr 4, 2016

The National Touring Production of THE SOUND OF MUSIC, directed by three-time Tony Award winner Jack O'Brien, breathes new life into the venerable hills and introduces a star-in-the-making. Vivacious and talented Kerstin Anderson captivates us from the opening strains of the title song, and her passion and energy propel the show forward. More than five decades after its Broadway premiere, the powerful message of the story and the superb Rodgers and Hammerstein score still resonate. (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Launch New Digital Lottery Policy TonightDisney's ALADDIN to Launch New Digital Lottery Policy Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will convert its in-person lottery into a digital lottery for a limited number of $30 tickets to every performance via AladdinTheMusical.com/lottery. (more...)

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