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Review Roundup: GALA Hispanic Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTSReview Roundup: GALA Hispanic Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by Molly Tracy - Apr 28, 2017

The U.S. premiere in Spanish of the ground-breaking musical In The Heights. Conceived by Lin-Manuel Miranda, with book by Quiara Alegria Hudes, music and lyrics by Mr. Miranda will conclude the 41rd main stage season of Teatro Gala. In The Heights is being directed and choreographed by original Broadway's Latin Assistant Choreographer Luis Salgado who also directed a Spanish production of Speed-the-Plow back in August 2015 with a multicultural cast. (more...)

Photo Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Cast Album Release with CD Signing at Barnes and NoblePhoto Coverage: COME FROM AWAY Celebrates Cast Album Release with CD Signing at Barnes and Noble
by Jennifer Broski - Apr 7, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY celebrated the release of the original Broadway cast recording of Come From Away with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the Come From Away cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. See all the photos from the event below! (more...)

Review Roundup: Hair-Raising THE HAIRY APE Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!Review Roundup: Hair-Raising THE HAIRY APE Opens Off-Broadway - All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Apr 1, 2017

Park Avenue Armory presents a bold staging of Eugene O'Neill's iconic American drama The Hairy Ape, directed by Oliver Award-winner Richard Jones and starring Tony nominee Bobby Cannavale. The show opened last night, March 31st. Let's see what the critics had to say... (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7COME FROM AWAY Company Will Sign Cast Recordings and Perform at Barnes & Noble on April 7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

JUNKYARD DOG PRODUCTIONS and THE MUSICAL COMPANY will celebrate the release of the original Broadway cast recording of COME FROM AWAY with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble (150 East 86th St at Lexington Avenue) on Friday, April 7, 2017 at 4.30 PM. Creators Irene Sankoff and David Hein will be joined by the COME FROM AWAY cast: Petrina Bromley, Geno Carr, Jenn Colella, Joel Hatch, Rodney Hicks, Kendra Kassebaum, Tony Award nominee Chad Kimball, Lee MacDougall, Caesar Samayoa, Q. Smith, Astrid Van Wieren and Sharon Wheatley, along with musical arranger and supervisor Ian Eisendrath. Fans who purchase the CD at the store will be offered priority seating. (more...)

Digital Lottery Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARDDigital Lottery Announced for Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD
by BWW News Desk - Mar 7, 2017

Producers Paul Blake and Mike Bosner and The Nederlander Organization announced today the launch of an online ticket lottery for Andrew Lloyd Webber's iconic musical, Sunset Boulevard. The Sunset Boulevard Digital Lottery will open daily at 8 am EST (8 pm EST the evening prior for matinee performances), beginning Tuesday, March 7, 2017, for entrants to win a limited number of $55 same day tickets to that day's performance(s). See below for rules and regulations. The Sunset Boulevard digital lottery is powered by Broadway Direct. (more...)

Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!Full 2018 Mirvish Season Announced: COME FROM AWAY, FUN HOME, NORTH BY NORTHWEST, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2017

After a sold-out, standing-room-only Toronto engagement from November 2016, through January 2017, COME FROM AWAY will return to Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre in a new Canadian production beginning performances Tuesday, February 13, 2018. (more...)

THEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy AwardTHEATER TALK's 2015-16 Wrap-Up Nominated for 2017 NY Emmy Award
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2017

THEATER TALK has been nominated for a 2017 NY EMMY Award as the Best Interview/ Discussion Program for its episode, 'Talk to Remember.' (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy AnnouncedCOME FROM AWAY Begins Performances Tomorrow; General Rush Policy Announced
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The new Broadway musical COME FROM AWAY has announced that a limited number of $38 general rush tickets (including the $2 facility fee) will be available at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre box office (236 West 45th Street) when it opens for that day's performance(s). Limited to two tickets per person, tickets are subject to availability. Cash and major credit cards are accepted. (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peter MarksBWW Interview: Theatre Life with Peter Marks
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 25, 2017

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BWW News: A Look at the State of the Theatre in DC with Jane Horwitz, Nelson Pressley and Celia WrenBWW News: A Look at the State of the Theatre in DC with Jane Horwitz, Nelson Pressley and Celia Wren
by Elliot Lanes - Jan 9, 2017

For theatre lovers in our area, we always look forward to what our theatre companies have in store for us in their upcoming seasons. We look to see if there are any trends that stand out to us as audience members. We also see growth in many companies with each new season of shows. Anyone that's been following DC theatre for a while will notice how things have changed in the last twenty or thirty years. One of the biggest examples of this would be the clean up and revitalization of 14th Street, which had direct implications for Studio Theatre and Source. (more...)

Review Roundup: Signature Theatre's TITANICReview Roundup: Signature Theatre's TITANIC
by Review Roundups - Dec 22, 2016

Signature Theatre presents Titanic, directed by Signature Theatre Artistic Director Eric Schaeffer (Broadway's Gigi, Follies, Million Dollar Quartet), now playing thru January 29. The show features a cast, crew and orchestra of more than 50 artists and an inventive new 360-degree staging in Signature Theatre's intimate 330 seat MAX Theatre.  (more...)

BWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature TheatreBWW Review: Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY - World Premiere Musical at Signature Theatre
by Charles Shubow - Nov 1, 2016

Could the writing team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey have another hit musical? (more...)

Review Roundup: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: LES LIAISONS DANGEREUSES Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 30, 2016

The Broadway production of Donmar Warehouse's Les Liaisons Dangereuses, which is playing a limited engagement through Sunday, January 22, 2017 only at the Booth Theatre (222 W 45th St), officially opens tonight, and BroadwayWorld has all the reviews! (more...)

Broadway's COME FROM AWAY Presents Benefit Concert Performances in Gander, Newfoundland TomorrowBroadway's COME FROM AWAY Presents Benefit Concert Performances in Gander, Newfoundland Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The new musical COME FROM AWAY will honor the residents of Newfoundland and Labrador and the "come from aways" whose lives inspired the new musical COME FROM AWAY with two special benefit concert performances at Gander's hockey arena. (more...)

Review Roundup: FALSETTOS Opens on BroadwayReview Roundup: FALSETTOS Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 27, 2016

The Lincoln Center Theater production of the Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos officially opens tonight at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48th Street).  William Finn and James Lapine's beloved musical  is the story of the charming, neurotic Marvin, who struggles to find an unconventional and loving extended family after leaving his wife and son for his lover Whizzer. (more...)

Review Roundup: FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical Opens at Signature Theatre- Updating Live!Review Roundup: FREAKY FRIDAY the Musical Opens at Signature Theatre- Updating Live!
by Review Roundups - Oct 26, 2016

Signature Theatre presents the world premiere production of Disney's Freaky Friday. Developed by Disney Theatrical Productions expressly for licensing to theatres, Freaky Friday features a book by Bridget Carpenter, music by Tom Kitt and lyrics by Brian Yorkey. This premiere production will be directed by Christopher Ashley with choreography by Sergio Trujillo. Freaky Friday runs now through November 20 in Signature Theatre's MAX Theatre.  The show received its opening night this week and Broadway World has all the reviews as they roll in.  (more...)

Tickets Go On Sale for COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!Tickets Go On Sale for COME FROM AWAY on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

The new musical COME FROM AWAY will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Tickets will go on sale to the general public beginning today, October 24, 2016 at 10am EST, and will be available at www.telecharge.com (212.239.6200). (more...)

Review Roundup: THE FRONT PAGE Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!Review Roundup: THE FRONT PAGE Opens on Broadway- All the Reviews!
by Review Roundups - Oct 20, 2016

The Front Page, Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's classic 1928 comedy set in the world of the Chicago newspaper business, had its official opening performance tonight at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 W. 44th Street). (more...)

Review Roundup: OH, HELLO Opens on BroadwayReview Roundup: OH, HELLO Opens on Broadway
by Review Roundups - Oct 10, 2016

At long last, Nick Kroll and John Mulaney's wildly popular alter egos, Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland, will make their debuts on The Great White Way as Oh, Hello officially opens on Broadway tonight! Broadway World is bringing you all the reviews as they come in. Let's see what the critics had to say: (more...)

Arena Stage to Host Two Celebrations of Founding Artistic Director Zelda Fichandler's LifeArena Stage to Host Two Celebrations of Founding Artistic Director Zelda Fichandler's Life
by BWW News Desk - Sep 27, 2016

Arena Stage Artistic Director Molly Smith and Executive Director Edgar Dobie, along with Zelda's family including sons Mark and Hal Fichandler, will host two public celebrations of Zelda's life on October 23 and 24, 2016 at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater (1101 Sixth St., SW). (more...)

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