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Update: Broadway League Threatens Lawsuits Against Campaigning Casting DirectorsUpdate: Broadway League Threatens Lawsuits Against Campaigning Casting Directors
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this month, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. After weeks of campaigning for healthcare and other benefits, The Teamsters Local 817 has reportedly received threatening letters from the Broadway League. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!Terence Archie, J. Bernard Calloway, Audrey Cardwell and Veronica J. Kuehn to Star in GUYS AND DOLLS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The Old Globe today announced the full cast for Guys and Dolls, a musical fable of Broadway. (more...)

Broadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICABroadway's BANDSTAND to Swing and Sing on GOOD MORNING AMERICA
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The Tony Award winning production of the new musical Bandstand, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) and featuring music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker, will perform on 'Good Morning America' on Tuesday, June 20 in the 8:30am half hour. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFEAndrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Begins 6/20 at Music CircusDisney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Begins 6/20 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musical Beauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

Casting Directors Rally Outside Tony Rehearsals for  Union ContractCasting Directors Rally Outside Tony Rehearsals for Union Contract
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. The Teamsters Local 817 union just released the following statement: (more...)

Cyndi Lauper and NEW GIRL Writer to Adapt WORKING GIRL for BroadwayCyndi Lauper and NEW GIRL Writer to Adapt WORKING GIRL for Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Producers Fox Stage Productions and Aged In Wood Productions have announced plans to adapt the blockbuster film WORKING GIRL into a Broadway musical with music and lyrics by Grammy, Emmy, and Tony Award-winner Cyndi Lauper and book by FOX TV's 'New Girl' writer and Tigers Be Still playwright Kim Rosenstock. WORKING GIRL is based upon the Twentieth Century Fox motion picture written by Kevin Wade. (more...)

BWW Review: Nothing But Love for Migguel Anggelo in SO CLOSE at Joe's PubBWW Review: Nothing But Love for Migguel Anggelo in SO CLOSE at Joe's Pub
by Troy Frisby - Jun 6, 2017

It's often been pointed out that love and hate aren't exactly polar opposites, considering each feeling originates from a place of passion. And now more than ever, we've come to a point where, everyday, living can feel like an extreme sport and everything seems to be superlative, for best or worst. In Migguel Anggelo's latest show, SO CLOSE: LOVE & HATE, at Joe's Pub on May 23, he distilled this moment in time and made something beautiful out of our less-than-certain reality. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season CastingJessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

Broadway Shows Support for Casting Directors' PlightBroadway Shows Support for Casting Directors' Plight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. The Teamsters Local 817 union just released the following statement: (more...)

Concord Bicycle Music Acquires Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatrical Rights & PublishingConcord Bicycle Music Acquires Rodgers & Hammerstein Theatrical Rights & Publishing
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

Concord Bicycle Music has announced the acquisition of global independent music publishing and theatrical rights company Imagem Music Group. Unique for its leadership role in Broadway, classical, and pop music, Imagem Music Group's vast and historic catalogue of music assets totals more than 250,000 copyrights and includes compositions by some of the most significant and successful artists and songwriters in music history. The landmark agreement brings Concord Bicycle Music's combined publishing catalogue to 380,000 copyrighted works, further underscoring the company's position as a fully integrated independent recorded music and publishing powerhouse. (more...)

Casting Directors Union Speaks Out for Healthcare & PensionsCasting Directors Union Speaks Out for Healthcare & Pensions
by BWW News Desk - May 25, 2017

Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. The union just released the following statement: (more...)

Jessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music CircusJessica Grove and James Snyder to Play Title Roles in BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musicalBeauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

BANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week ShowBANDSTAND to Launch 'Band Together' Veteran Project with Talkback, Fleet Week Show
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2017

The producers of Bandstand have launched 'Band Together-The Broadway Veteran Project,' a sponsorship program allowing United States military veterans access to sponsored tickets to the brand new musical directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner and 2017 Tony Award nominee Andy Blankenbuehler (Hamilton) with music by Richard Oberacker and a book and lyrics by Robert Taylor and Richard Oberacker. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty BuckleyThe Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!WAR PAINT Cast Recording Available for Pre-Order; Receive Two Singles Today!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2017

Ghostlight Records will release the Original Broadway Cast Recording of the new musical WAR PAINT – starring two-time Tony Award winners Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole – in digital formats on Friday, May 26. The CD version will be available online and in stores in mid-July. The musical, currently running at the Nederlander Theatre (208 West 41st Street), played a sold-out run in Chicago last summer where it became the most successful show in Goodman Theatre's history. WAR PAINT is nominated for four 2017 Tony Awards, including “Best Actress in a Musical” for both of the leading ladies. Starting today, May 19, customers that pre-order the album via Apple Music will immediately receive the second single “If I'd Been A Man” – the stirring duet between LuPone and Ebersole – in addition to the previously available single “Back on Top.” (more...)

BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!BWW Review: RODGERS AND HAMMERSTEIN'S OKLAHOMA!
by Melissa Giordano - May 17, 2017

Brilliantly ending their spectacular 10th season, Long Island's John W. Engeman Theatre offers a great incarnation of the iconic, game-changing musical Rodgers and Hammerstein's Oklahoma!. Excellently directed by Engeman vet Igor Goldin, this production runs through June 25th at the gorgeous Northport venue. The cast is truly outstanding and the whole production is well done. (more...)

Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 Broadway Season. Tickets Go On Sale Friday 6/9Ruth Eckerd Hall Announces 2017-18 Broadway Season. Tickets Go On Sale Friday 6/9
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2017

Ruth Eckerd Hall announces the 2017-18 Broadway season, which includes, making its Clearwater debut, the Tony Award-winner for Best Musical Jersey Boys, along with multiple Tony Award Best Musical winners A Chorus Line, Cabaret and Chicago, family favorites A Charlie Brown Christmas Live Onstage and Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer: The Musical, Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella and Rain: A Tribute To The Beatles. (more...)

Photo Coverage: The Lovely Laura Osnes Joins the Sardi's Wall of FamePhoto Coverage: The Lovely Laura Osnes Joins the Sardi's Wall of Fame
by Walter McBride - May 13, 2017

The lovely miss Laura Osnes joined the litany of famous faces lining the wall's of the classic Broadway eatery, Sardi's this week and BroadwayWorld was there to capture all the action. Check out the photos below to see the luminous leading lady celebrate the unveiling of her portrait!  (more...)

Ghostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & NobleGhostlight Records Celebrates Today's Release of A BRONX TALE At Barnes & Noble
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2017

Ghostlight Records will celebrate today's cast album release date of the hit musical A BRONX TALE with a special in-store performance and CD signing at Barnes & Noble on Friday, May 12 at 4:00 PM.  (more...)

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