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Broadway's FUN HOME Forms New Partnership with PFLAG NationalBroadway's FUN HOME Forms New Partnership with PFLAG National
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman announced today that Fun Home, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has partnered with PFLAG, the nation's largest organization of families, friends and allies to the LGBTQ community, with multiple initiatives both in and out of the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Broadway's FUN HOME Welcomes Plaintiffs in Historic Prop 8 CaseSTAGE TUBE: Broadway's FUN HOME Welcomes Plaintiffs in Historic Prop 8 Case
by Stage Tube - Apr 29, 2016

Earlier this week, the Broadway company of FUN HOME was joined by the plaintiffs who paved the way for marriage equality in the historic Proposition 8 case. The group went backstage to meet and chat with the cast following the show's final curtain - check out what they had to say below! (more...)

Days and Days! Tony-Winning FUN HOME Celebrates One Year on Broadway Today; Download 'Raincoat' Mashup!Days and Days! Tony-Winning FUN HOME Celebrates One Year on Broadway Today; Download 'Raincoat' Mashup!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

FUN HOME, the groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, celebrates its one-year anniversary on Broadway today, April 19, where it has played 415 performances (and counting) at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St). (more...)

BWW Interview: Wife Swap! Rebecca Luker Gets Ready to Take Residence at FUN HOMEBWW Interview: Wife Swap! Rebecca Luker Gets Ready to Take Residence at FUN HOME
by Nicole Rosky - Mar 30, 2016

Four-time Tony Award nominee Judy Kuhn will temporarily depart FUN HOME this spring to undergo hip surgery, and it's Rebecca Luker to the rescue! On April 5, the three-time Tony Award nominee will take over as the Bechdel family matriarch in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical. Luker adds FUN HOME to her long list of Broadway credits, which already includes THE SECRET GARDEN, THE SOUND OF MUSIC, THE MUSIC MAN, MARY POPPINS, CINDERELLA, and many more. Now as she prepares for her latest role, she's checking in with BroadwayWorld to update us on the process so far! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Alison Bechdel Animates New Frames for Fresh FUN HOME TV SpotSTAGE TUBE: Alison Bechdel Animates New Frames for Fresh FUN HOME TV Spot
by Stage Tube - Mar 29, 2016

A new live-action/animated TV spot for Broadway's Fun Home features new drawings by graphic artist Alison Bechdel, whose memoir inspired the Tony-winning musical. The ad is titled 'Welcome' and captures the up-close, intimate nature of the show. Check it out below before it starts airing on TV tomorrow! (more...)

Photo Flash: Alison Luff, Jeremy Hays, and More in LOCH LOMONDPhoto Flash: Alison Luff, Jeremy Hays, and More in LOCH LOMOND
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2016

Jeff Whiting (Bullets Over Broadway) directs LOCH LOMOND starring Jeremy Hays (Phantom), Alison Luff(Matilda, Wicked), Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), and Perry Sherman (Fun Home) in a new musical that brings to life the most famous lyrics of all time: 'You take the high road and I'll take the low road.' (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/12-3/13/2016Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 3/12-3/13/2016
by - Mar 13, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, March 13, 2016 - Sunday, March 13, 2016. (more...)

Alison Luff, Jeremy Hays & More Featured in LOCH LOMOND Helmed By Jeff WhitingAlison Luff, Jeremy Hays & More Featured in LOCH LOMOND Helmed By Jeff Whiting
by BWW News Desk - Mar 13, 2016

Jeff Whiting (Bullets Over Broadway) directs LOCH LOMOND starring Jeremy Hays (Phantom), Alison Luff (Matilda, Wicked), Ginna Claire Mason (Wicked), and Perry Sherman (Fun Home) in a new musical that brings to life the most famous lyrics of all time: 'You take the high road and I'll take the low road.' (more...)

Family Research Council President Calls FUN HOME 'New York's Latest Sexual Propaganda'Family Research Council President Calls FUN HOME 'New York's Latest Sexual Propaganda'
by Michael Dale - Mar 4, 2016

Tony Perkins, head of the DC-based organization, objects to United States U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power taking fellow ambassador's to see the tony-winning musical. (more...)

FUN HOME Will Become First Broadway Show to Take Part in Spotify SessionsFUN HOME Will Become First Broadway Show to Take Part in Spotify Sessions
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2016

Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, will become the first Broadway show to participate in Spotify Sessions, the music services' streaming program of intimate in-studio performances and conversations, it was announced today. The Fun Home session, which will be available beginning tomorrow, Friday, March 4, 2016 through Spotify, was recorded in front of a live audience on January 19 in New York City. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ambassador Samantha Power and UN Delegates Attend FUN HOME Q&APhoto Flash: Ambassador Samantha Power and UN Delegates Attend FUN HOME Q&A
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2016

Last night, UN Ambassador Samantha Power brought a group of ambassadors representing 17 different countries from across the world to see Broadway's FUN HOME and participate in a post-show discussion with Lisa Kron, Jeanine Tesori, and other cast members, hosted by Cynthia Nixon. Scroll down for photos from the visit! (more...)

America's U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Leads Diplomatic Mission To FUN HOMEAmerica's U.N. Ambassador Samantha Power Leads Diplomatic Mission To FUN HOME
by Michael Dale - Mar 2, 2016

Ambassadors from countries with laws restricting homosexuality attended last night's performance. (more...)

FUN HOME to Welcome UN Ambassador Samantha Power & LGBT Core Groups TomorrowFUN HOME to Welcome UN Ambassador Samantha Power & LGBT Core Groups Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Feb 29, 2016

Producers Fox Theatricals and Barbara Whitman have announced that Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, has teamed up with Ambassador Samantha Power and a group of UN ambassadors representing countries from acrossthe world for a special evening of theater on Tuesday, March 1. The group of ambassadors will attend the show and participate in a post-show talkback with the show's creators, Tony Award-winners Lisa Kron and Jeanine Tesori, along with members of the cast. The discussion, hosted by LGBT activist Cynthia Nixon, will take place on stage after the 7:00PM performance at the Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th St). (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Rebecca Luker, Soon Joining FUN HOME, Sings An Enchanting 'Goodnight, My Someone'FLASH FRIDAY: Rebecca Luker, Soon Joining FUN HOME, Sings An Enchanting 'Goodnight, My Someone'
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

The beloved Broadway soprano sings from her Tony-nominated performance in THE MUSIC MAN. (more...)

Tony Nominee Rebecca Luker to Step in for Judy Kuhn in FUN HOME This SpringTony Nominee Rebecca Luker to Step in for Judy Kuhn in FUN HOME This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2016

Just announced, three-time Tony Award nominee Rebecca Luker will join the cast of Fun Home, the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning Best Musical, as Helen Bechdel, for a limited time from April 5 - May 22, 2016. (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 15-21, Featuring Claybourne Elder, Julie Halston, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for February 15-21, Featuring Claybourne Elder, Julie Halston, and More!
by Louisa Brady - Feb 14, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: The Nutty Professor Reunion Concert; Comedy Tonight: Broadway's Funniest Clowns; 54 Sings ABBA; Claybourne Elder at 54 Below; Hold On The Musical in Concert. (more...)

Julie Halston, Claybourne Elder & More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 BelowJulie Halston, Claybourne Elder & More Set for Next Week at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. Scroll down for details!  (more...)

HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL to Rock Feinstein's/54 Below in Concert This WinterHOLD ON: THE MUSICAL to Rock Feinstein's/54 Below in Concert This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 18, 2016

Prepare to rock when HOLD ON: THE MUSICAL explodes on the Feinstein's/54 Below stage in concert on Friday, February 19, 2016. Be one of the first to hear this exciting new musical featuring Jenn Colella (IF/THEN, CHAPLIN), Jennifer DiNoia (WICKED), Kacie Sheik (HAIR), Dan DeLuca (NEWSIES!), John Riddle (THE VISIT), Mike Schwitter (PIPPIN), and a cast of Broadway's best! (more...)

Broadway-Bound? Pam MacKinnon Wants AMELIE to Make Broadway Transfer in 2017Broadway-Bound? Pam MacKinnon Wants AMELIE to Make Broadway Transfer in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2015

Amelie, A New Musical won the hearts of Bay Area audiences this fall, and according to the Record, it might soon win the hearts of New York audiences. Director Pam MacKinnon revealed in a recent interview that she hopes the show will arrive on Broadway in the next year and a half. (more...)

World Premiere of AMELIE, Starring Samantha Barks, Extends Once MoreWorld Premiere of AMELIE, Starring Samantha Barks, Extends Once More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Amelie, A New Musical continues to win the hearts of Bay Area audiences. Due to popular demand Berkeley Rep announces that the show, which was already extended by a week, will run for an additional eight performances - but it must close Sunday, October 18, 2015.  Tickets can be purchased by phone at (510) 647-2949 or online at berkeleyrep.org. The theatrical world premiere presentation has been met with enthusiastic applause and rave reviews from critics: (more...)

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