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Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 25-31, Featuring Laura Osnes, Nick Spangler, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 24, 2015

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: Nick Spangler Sings Rodgers and Hammerstein; The Shapiro Sisters: Life Would Be Better If It Were A Musical; An Evening with Laura Osnes; #tbtLIVE Throwback Thursday: The Concert; and Broadway Does Country. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine TesoriTheater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME Composer Jeanine Tesori
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

On Monday, May 25th the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony-nominated composer Jeanine Tesori. In the interview, she talks of the five-year journey that she took alongside lyricist and book writer Lisa Kron adapting Alison Bechdel's celebrated graphic memior. After a ground breaking Off-Broadway run, the musical is now Tony-nominated and playing at Broadway's Circle in the Square Theater. Tesori and Kron have been nominated together for this year's Best Original Score award; should they win, the pair would become the first all-female writing team in Tony history to take home that the prize. (more...)

Just 8 Days Left to Vote in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards!Just 8 Days Left to Vote in the 2015 BroadwayWorld Awards!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 22, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/22 with just 8 days to go in voting! (more...)

VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Re-Enacts 'High School Musical' on Bravo!VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Re-Enacts 'High School Musical' on Bravo!
by TV News Desk - May 22, 2015

GIGI star Vanessa Hudgens stopped by last night's WATCH WHAT HAPPENS LIVE on Bravo and joined host Andy Cohen and fellow guest Kellan Lutz in Clubhouse Playhouse's re-enactment of 'High School Musical 2.' (more...)

Laura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next WeekLaura Osnes, The Shapiro Sisters & More Set for 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

Next week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Pint-Sized Critic Iain Armitage Chats with GIGI's Vanessa HudgensSTAGE TUBE: Pint-Sized Critic Iain Armitage Chats with GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens
by Stage Tube - May 21, 2015

Everyone's favorite pint-sized theatre critic Iain Armitage stopped by after a performance of Broadway's GIGI to interview leading lady Vanessa Hudgens. Click below to see what she had to say!  (more...)

Photo Flash: CINDERELLA National Tour Cast Celebrates Red Nose DayPhoto Flash: CINDERELLA National Tour Cast Celebrates Red Nose Day
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The national tour of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA celebrates Red Nose Day by sharing some fun photos of cast members donning the iconic red nose. Check out photos below! (more...)

FUN HOME, HAMILTON, THE KING AND I and More in the Lead for 2015 BWW Awards - 12 Days Left to Vote!FUN HOME, HAMILTON, THE KING AND I and More in the Lead for 2015 BWW Awards - 12 Days Left to Vote!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/18 with just 12 days to go in voting! (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa HowardThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU's Lisa Howard
by BWW News Desk - May 17, 2015

On Monday, May 18th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU star Lisa Howard. Lisa made her Broadway debut as Rona Lisa Peretti in the 2006 Tony nominated production of 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE. From there she has been seen on Broadway in SOUTH PACIFIC, PRISCILLA, QUEEN OF THE DESERT, and 9 TO 5. In IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU, Howard has received glowing notices and a Drama Desk Award nomination for her turn as Jenny, older sister of the Bride who's gone out of her way to plan the perfect wedding. Despite acting alongside Broadway favorites like Tyne Daly, Harriet Harris, and Sierra Boggess, much has been made of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU being a star making vehicle for Howard.  (more...)

BWW Awards Update 5/17 - 13 Days to Go; NEWSIES & WICKED Tied; FUN HOME in the LeadBWW Awards Update 5/17 - 13 Days to Go; NEWSIES & WICKED Tied; FUN HOME in the Lead
by BWW Special Coverage - May 17, 2015

Voting runs through May 31, 2015 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Here are the current standings as of 5/17 with just 13 days to go in voting! (more...)

BWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOUBWW Interview: Boggess, Glover, Harris, Howard & Zien Reveal Favorite Parts of IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU
by Richard Ridge - May 16, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Broadway World's Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge!' sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU. (more...)

BWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre BeganBWW Interview: IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU Cast Reveals Where Their Love of Theatre Began
by Richard Ridge - May 15, 2015

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for a filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Richard Ridge of 'Backstage with Richard Ridge' recently sat down with IT SHOULDA BEEN YOU cast members Sierra Boggess, David Burtka, Montego Glover, Harriet Harris, Lisa Howardand Chip Zien to discuss how each of them got involved in the show, what it's like working with David Hyde Pierce, and much more.  Check out a sneak peek of the interview below in which the cast discuss how each of them first developed their love of performing. Check back Sunday morning (May 10, 2015) to watch the full interview! (more...)

New Broadway Cast Recording of GIGI Now Available DigitallyNew Broadway Cast Recording of GIGI Now Available Digitally
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

DMI Soundtracks has announced the immediate availability on iTunes of the New Broadway Cast Recording for Gigi, Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe's beloved Oscar and Tony Award-winning musical comedy.  The recording was produced and engineered by six-time Grammy Award winner Frank Filipetti.  The CD is slated for release in June.  (more...)

STOMP Added as Season Option for Broadway in Orlando SeriesSTOMP Added as Season Option for Broadway in Orlando Series
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2015

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, in partnership with Florida Theatrical Association and Broadway Across America, has announced the addition of the international percussion sensation STOMP as a season option for the 2015 - 2016 FAIRWINDS Broadway in Orlando Series. STOMP will play a limited run at the Dr. Phillips Center for two performances only on March 23 and 24, 2016. (more...)

VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Chats Overcoming Her Fear of Heights on 'The Talk'VIDEO: GIGI's Vanessa Hudgens Chats Overcoming Her Fear of Heights on 'The Talk'
by TV News Desk - May 13, 2015

Vanessa Hudgens stopped by THE TALK, airing from New York City this week, to chat about her Broadway play 'Gigi.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony YazbeckThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes ON THE TOWN's Tony-Nominee Tony Yazbeck
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2015

On Monday, May 11 the Theater People podcast welcomes 2015 Tony-nominee, Tony Yazbeck. Currently starring in the critically acclaimed and Tony nominated Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, Tony opens up about how the role first came to him for the 2008 Encores production, his experience with the pre-Broadway run at Barrington Stage, and how, as a true triple threat, he was particularly suited to play the role on Broadway. (more...)

The Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine PaigeThe Theatre People Podcast Welcomes Musical Legend Elaine Paige
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

On Monday, May 4, Theater People podcast welcomes 'The First Lady of British Musical Theater,' Olivier Award-winner Elaine Paige. For the episode, Paige discusses her farewell tour, and what exactly she means by 'farewell.' She also talks about the upcoming theatrical release of her recent concert which was filmed at Royal Albert Hall in London. Paige, perhaps best know for originating the roles of Eva Peron in EVITA and Grizabella in CATS, shares her remembrances of how those roles came to her and how they changed her life and career. Paige made her Broadway debut in 1995 as Norma Desmond in Andrew Lloyd Webber's SUNSET BOULEVARD Sunset Boulevard. She returned to Broadway in the critically acclaimed and Tony award winning 2012 revival of FOLLIES. In the role of Carlotta Campion, Paige received terrific notices for her performance of the showstopping song 'I'm Still Here.' (more...)

Denver Center Announces 2015 Bobby G Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 28Denver Center Announces 2015 Bobby G Award Nominees; Ceremony Set for May 28
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

Denver Center for the Performing Arts Broadway announces the 2015 nominees for The Bobby G Awards - the Colorado regional awards program for The National High School Musical Theatre Awards. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New SeasonTheater People Podcast Launches KickStarter to Fund New Season
by Matt Tamanini - May 4, 2015

After 18 months of successful broadcasting, the popular Theater People Podcast has launched a KickStarter campaign to help fund their new season. Having interviewed Broadway greats from Lin-Manuel Miranda to Laura Osnes (twice) to Celia Keenan-Bolger, the Theater People Podcast is one of the most influential and inspiring connections that many theatre fans have with their idols. The podcast has become a valuable resource for students, individuals working to build a career in the performing arts, and theater lovers across the world. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour to Play Hobby Center, 5/26-6/7CINDERELLA National Tour to Play Hobby Center, 5/26-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Hobby Center for a limited engagement from May 26 - June 7. (more...)

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