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The Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex BrightmanThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK's Alex Brightman
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 1, 2016

On Monday, February 1st, Theater People Podcast welcomes SCHOOL OF ROCK star Alex Brightman. Before being cast in the leading role in the new Andrew Lloyd Webber musical, Brightman made his Broadway debut as an understudy in GLORY DAYS (the show that infamously closed on its opening night). He went on to replace in the role of  Boq in the Broadway company of WICKED, Michael Wormwood in the Broadway company of MATILDA, and then joined the original Broadway company of BIG FISH. (more...)

BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!BWW Review: GREASE: LIVE Reinvents What a Live TV Musical Can/Should Be!
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Leave it to the network that reinvented television with AMERICAN IDOL and created SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE, one of the most artistically significant shows in recent memory, to figure out the proper balance in merging musical theatre and live television. FOX's GREASE: LIVE learned from three years of live, middling musicals on NBC (the satisfying WIZ LIVE! notwithstanding) and produced the best, most thrilling live TV musical in half a century. (more...)

A Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical RootsA Video Refresher of the GREASE: LIVE Cast's Theatrical Roots
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 31, 2016

Like all theatre fans, we here at BroadwayWorld are excited to the max for Fox's broadcast of GREASE: LIVE tonight. Following in the footsteps of NBC's THE SOUND OF MUSIC LIVE!, PETER PAN LIVE!, and THE WIZ LIVE!, Marc Platt and Thomas Kail have filled their cast with stars of both stage and screen. While not every T-Bird, Pink Lady, and denizen of Rydell High has Broadway credits on their resume, nearly all of them have some sort of theatrical related experience under their belts. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to Omaha, 3/15-20CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to Omaha, 3/15-20
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony® Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Omaha's Orpheum Theater Tuesday, March 15 through Sunday, March 20, 2016. The touring production is part of the Omaha Performing Arts Broadway series. (more...)

Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle Reveals 2015 Nominations for Achievements in TheatreLos Angeles Drama Critics Circle Reveals 2015 Nominations for Achievements in Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 29, 2016

The Los Angeles Drama Critics Circle (LADCC) has announced its nominations and special awards for excellence in Los Angeles and Orange County theatre for the year 2015 (Dec. 1, 2014 - Nov. 30, 2015). (more...)

Tony Award Winning CINDERELLA Comes to the Schuster CenterTony Award Winning CINDERELLA Comes to the Schuster Center
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2016

Victoria Theatre Association announces the 2015-2016 Premier Health Broadway Series presentation of RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA. The 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play at the Benjamin & Marian Schuster Performing Arts Center for a limited engagement from Feb. 9 to Feb.14. (more...)

Baltimore's Hippodrome Broadway Series Announces 2016/17 Lineup - CINDERELLA, BEAUTIFUL and More!Baltimore's Hippodrome Broadway Series Announces 2016/17 Lineup - CINDERELLA, BEAUTIFUL and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2016

Ron Legler, President of the France-Merrick Performing Arts Center, home of the Hippodrome Theatre, was pleased to announce the CareFirst® BlueCross BlueShield Hippodrome Broadway Series 16/17 season lineup today.   (more...)

Chris Mann and Katie Travis to Lead PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Times-Union Center Next MonthChris Mann and Katie Travis to Lead PHANTOM OF THE OPERA at Times-Union Center Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2016

Casting has been announced for Cameron Mackintosh's spectacular new production of Andrew Lloyd Webber's THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA for the premiere Jacksonville engagement at the Times-Union Center.  (more...)

VIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On RacismVIDEOS: Five Broadway Songs That Confronted American Audiences On Racism
by Michael Dale - Jan 18, 2016

Five moments when Broadway songwriters risked shocking and angering patrons with discomforting truths. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth MaloneThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes FUN HOME's Beth Malone
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 18, 2016

On Monday, January 18th, The Theater People podcast welcomes Tony-nominated FUN HOME star Beth Malone. Malone made her Broadway debut in the 2006 production of RING OF FIRE, and has found much success working regionally, including a critically acclaimed turn in the title role of THE UNSINKABLE MOLLY BROWN. (more...)

AUDIO: More 'HUNCHBACK' Music! Listen to 'Made of Stone' from the New AlbumAUDIO: More 'HUNCHBACK' Music! Listen to 'Made of Stone' from the New Album
by Stage Tube - Jan 16, 2016

Throughout the week, BroadwayWorld has been rolling out some preview tracks from the album, and we have another one today! Below, take a listen to 'Made of Stone.' (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Michael Arden Record 'Out There' from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAMEVIDEO: Watch Michael Arden Record 'Out There' from THE HUNCHBACK OF NOTRE DAME
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2016

Beginning today, fans who pre-order the album on iTunes will be able to download four tracks, including the soaring 'Out There,' immediately. Below, watch Michael Arden record the moving number 'Out There' from the production. (more...)

VIDEO: Laura Osnes, Nikki M. James & More Broadway Stars Analyze the '2016 Broadway Debate'VIDEO: Laura Osnes, Nikki M. James & More Broadway Stars Analyze the '2016 Broadway Debate'
by Stage Tube - Jan 15, 2016

Tired of heated, controversial Presidential debates? Well last night, Laura Osnes, Frank DiLella, Nikki M. James and Andrew Keenan-Bolger switched gears to analyze the 2016 Broadway Debate. (more...)

Broadway's CINDERELLA to Dance into Segerstrom Center This SpringBroadway's CINDERELLA to Dance into Segerstrom Center This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2016

RODGERS + HAMMERSTEIN'S CINDERELLA, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play Segerstrom Center for the Arts for a limited engagement from April 19 - May 1, 2016. (more...)

Nashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First NightNashville's Best Honored at Midwinter's First Night
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jan 11, 2016

Nashville actor and NFL Hall of Famer Eddie George, who makes his Broadway debut Tuesday night in the iconic musical Chicago, was named First Night's Outstanding Leading Actor in a Play for his searing portrayal of a former slave haunted by the spectre of abuse in Nashville Repertory Theatre's The Whipping Man. Rene Dunshee Copeland, producing artistic director of Nashville Rep, was named Outstanding Director of a Play, while her three-actor ensemble (which included James Rudolph and Matthew Rosenbaum) were awarded as First Night's Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Play for their rendition of the Matthew Lopez play. (more...)

Photo Flash: Original Broadway Godmother Victoria Clark Visits CINDERELLA TourPhoto Flash: Original Broadway Godmother Victoria Clark Visits CINDERELLA Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jan 8, 2016

Broadway sensation and the originator of the 'Marie/Fairy Godmother' role in Rodgers + Hammerstein's CINDERELLA Victoria Clark visited the national tour of CINDERELLA in Toronto at the Ed Mirvish Theatre on Thursday, January 7, 2016. Scroll down for photos!  (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!WAKE UP with BWW 1/8/2016 - Bowie's BLACKSTAR, McDonald & Mitchell at the White House & More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 8, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? This weekend's big news: Audra McDonald and Brian Stokes Mitchell appear IN PERFORMANCE AT THE WHITE HOUSE tonight, ALADDIN and THE LION KING appear on this morning's GMA! (more...)

Randy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This SummerRandy Harrison and Andrea Goss to Lead CABARET at Segerstrom Center This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

CABARET, the musical masterpiece, returns direct from Broadway! (more...)

Daniel Reichard Will Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein Next Month at Feinstein's/54 Below!Daniel Reichard Will Sing Rodgers & Hammerstein Next Month at Feinstein's/54 Below!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2016

FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, will present Broadway and concert hall star Daniel Reichard on Friday, February 5th, 2016 at 9:30 PM in his show, Daniel Reichard Celebrates Rodgers and Hammerstein. This one-night-only performance at New York City's popular club will highlight the songs, shows, and history of the iconic songwriting team, Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise GoldsberryThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry
by Matt Tamanini - Jan 4, 2016

On Monday, January 4, the Theater People podcast welcomes HAMILTON star Renee Elise Goldsberry. In the episode, Goldsberry talks about why she turned down her audition for the show several times, learning her showstopping number 'Satisfied,' and how it feels to be a part of the phenomenon that is HAMILTON.  (more...)

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