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Rebecca Naomi Jones Joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH as 'Yitzhak' TonightRebecca Naomi Jones Joins HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH as 'Yitzhak' Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2015

Broadway's Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival Hedwig and the Angry Inch welcomes Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange) in the role of Yitzhak beginning tonight, April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

God Finds His Angels! Christopher Fitzgerald & Tim Kazurinsky Join Jim Parsons in AN ACT OF GODGod Finds His Angels! Christopher Fitzgerald & Tim Kazurinsky Join Jim Parsons in AN ACT OF GOD
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2015

God has chosen His Angels! Casting is now complete for the new Broadway comedy An Act of God starring Emmy and Golden Globe Award winner Jim Parsons. Joining Parsons will be two-time Tony Award nominee Christopher Fitzgerald (Finian's Rainbow, Young Frankenstein) as 'Michael' & Tim Kazurinsky ('SNL', Police Academy) as 'Gabriel'. An Act of God is written by God, transcribed by 13-time Emmy® Award winner David Javerbaum and directed by Tony Award® winner Joe Mantello. (more...)

Fernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning ProgramsFernanda Coppel, Halley Feiffer and Benjamin Scheuer to Launch Williamstown Theatre Festival's New Play, Musical Commissioning Programs
by BWW News Desk - Mar 26, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival Artistic Director Mandy Greenfield has announced a New Play Commissioning Program and New Musical Commissioning Program, through which the Festival will commission and develop three to five projects annually from playwrights, composers and collaborative devisers from across the career spectrum. The program launches with inaugural artists Fernanda Coppel (whose new play King Liz premieres this summer at Second Stage), Halley Feiffer (I'm Gonna Pray for You So Hard, which just finished an acclaimed run at the Atlantic Theater Company), and Benjamin Scheuer (creator of the current Off Broadway hit The Lion). Each commission also includes a writing residency at Williamstown Theatre Festival. (more...)

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Cast Recording Released TodayTHE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Cast Recording Released Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

Ghostlight Records releases the original cast album of the world premiere musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE today, March 24. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer Receives ASCAP Foundation Jamie Deroy & Friends Songwriting AwardBenjamin Scheuer Receives ASCAP Foundation Jamie Deroy & Friends Songwriting Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2015

Producer Eva Price has announced that Benjamin Scheuer, writer and performer of the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show The Lion, has been awarded the 2015 ASCAP Foundation Jamie deRoy & friends Songwriting Award. He will receive a grant of $1,250, which will be presented on Wednesday, December 9, 2015 at The Appel Room at Jazz at Lincoln Center. (more...)

Original Cast Members to Celebrate Release of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Album at Joe's Pub, 4/13Original Cast Members to Celebrate Release of THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Album at Joe's Pub, 4/13
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public Theater will celebrate the original cast album of the world premiere musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE on Monday, April 13 at 9:30 PM. (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's THE LION to Launch National Tour This FallBenjamin Scheuer's THE LION to Launch National Tour This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

Producer Eva Price is proud to announce that The Lion, the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, will play the Portland Center Stage (128 NW 11th Avenue, Portland, OR 97209) from May 2 through June 14, 2015, with the national tour officially launching on August 22, 2015 at the Merrimack Repertory Theatre in Lowell, Massachusetts (50 East Merrimack Street). (more...)

Breaking News: Rebecca Naomi Jones Will Succeed Lena Hall in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway!Breaking News: Rebecca Naomi Jones Will Succeed Lena Hall in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

Broadway's Hedwig and the Angry Inch has announced that Rebecca Naomi Jones (American Idiot, Passing Strange), will join the Tony Award-winning Best Musical Revival, in the role of Yitzhak, beginning Tuesday April 14 at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street). (more...)

Anthony Rapp Would Reprise His Role in HEDWIG 'in a Millisecond'Anthony Rapp Would Reprise His Role in HEDWIG 'in a Millisecond'
by BWW News Desk - Feb 28, 2015

A Twitter fan recently asked Anthony Rapp if he would consider reprising his role in HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH, and he gave an enthusiastically affirmative answer. (more...)

Tony Winner Lena Hall Will Depart HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH This SpringTony Winner Lena Hall Will Depart HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

Hedwig and the Angry Inch's Tony Award winner Lena Hall will play her final performance as Yitzhak on Saturday, April 4. Hall created the role of Yitzhak at the Belasco Theatre (111 West 44th Street) earning rave reviews for her performance being called 'excellent,' (New York Times), 'dazzling' (Harper's Bazaar), 'magnificent' (The Chicago Tribune), and 'simply wonderful' (The Hollywood Reporter). (more...)

THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Cast Recording Set for Release Next Month; Cover Art, Track List Revealed!THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE Cast Recording Set for Release Next Month; Cover Art, Track List Revealed!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 24, 2015

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast album of the world premiere musical THE FORTRESS OF SOLITUDE on March 24. (more...)

Weston Playhouse to Present New Musical RESIDENT ALIEN in Concert, 2/28Weston Playhouse to Present New Musical RESIDENT ALIEN in Concert, 2/28
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Once again, the Weston Playhouse Theatre Company will light up a winter night with a free concert of songs from an exciting new musical performed by top Broadway talent. On Saturday, February 28 at 8 pm, a cast of five will sing selections from Katya Stanislavskaya's new musical Resident Alien. The event has been designated a VT Arts 2015 event by the Vermont Arts Council. (more...)

BREAKING NEWS: And the Next HEDWIG is... Darren Criss!BREAKING NEWS: And the Next HEDWIG is... Darren Criss!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

The breakout star of GLEE, HOW TO SUCCEED IN BUSINESS and more - Darren Criss will return to Broadway in Hedwig and the Angry Inch, the Tony Award winning Best Musical Revival, for a limited 12-week engagement starting Wednesday, April 29 at the Belasco Theatre. (more...)

Arena Stage Announces 2015/16 Season Including Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OLIVER!, World Premiere Plays & MoreArena Stage Announces 2015/16 Season Including Pasek & Paul's DEAR EVAN HANSEN, OLIVER!, World Premiere Plays & More
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Artistic Director Molly Smith has announced the 2015/16 season lineup for the 66th season at Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater. (more...)

Michael C. Hall to Cover HEDWIG for John Cameron Mitchell Next WeekMichael C. Hall to Cover HEDWIG for John Cameron Mitchell Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Feb 11, 2015

Golden Globe and Drama Desk Award winner Michael C. Hall will return to Hedwig and the Angry Inch from Tuesday, February 17 - Saturday, February 21. John Cameron Mitchell will continue in the show through Saturday, February 14 and will then take a one week leave to attend to a knee injury. John will return as 'Hedwig' on Tuesday, February 24 through Sunday, April 26. (more...)

UPDATE: John Cameron Mitchell Will Return to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tonight!UPDATE: John Cameron Mitchell Will Return to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

As BroadwayWorld reported on Saturday, John Cameron Mitchell, who recently returned to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, injured his knee during the production's early show on Saturday night. He completed the performance, but was unable to perform the 10PM late show, as audience members were told when arriving. UPDATE: BroadwayWorld had just learned that the star will officially reurn to the show tonight for the scheduled 8PM performance. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE LION at Culture Project!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of THE LION at Culture Project!
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 9, 2015

The Lion, the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, opened last night, February 8th, at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street). Directed by Sean Daniels, The Lion will play an extended engagement Off-Broadway through March 29th, following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sold-out productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club and London's St. James Theatre. Check out photos from opening night below! (more...)

UPDATE: John Cameron Mitchell Hopes to Return to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Tuesday After Knee InjuryUPDATE: John Cameron Mitchell Hopes to Return to HEDWIG AND THE ANGRY INCH on Tuesday After Knee Injury
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Now according to the show's official Twitter page, the star is on the mend: '#JCM in good spirits. His knee being checked out by doctor. We hope he will return to Hedwig on Tuesday, our next scheduled performance.' (more...)

Benjamin Scheuer's Solo Show THE LION Opens Off-Broadway TonightBenjamin Scheuer's Solo Show THE LION Opens Off-Broadway Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

The Lion, the gripping, highly acclaimed autobiographical solo show written and performed by Benjamin Scheuer, opens tonight, February 8th, at the Lynn Redgrave Theater at Culture Project (45 Bleecker Street). Directed by Sean Daniels, The Lion will play an extended engagement Off-Broadway through March 29th, following an award-winning run at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival and sold-out productions at the Manhattan Theatre Club and London's St. James Theatre. (more...)

John Cameron Mitchell Injures Knee Mid-Performance, Forcing HEDWIG to Cancel Saturday's Late ShowJohn Cameron Mitchell Injures Knee Mid-Performance, Forcing HEDWIG to Cancel Saturday's Late Show
by BWW News Desk - Feb 8, 2015

John Cameron Mitchell, who recently returned to the role he co-created with composer/lyricist Stephen Trask in their musical Hedwig and the Angry Inch, injured his knee during the production's early show on Saturday night. He completed the performance, but was unable to perform the 10PM late show, as audience members were told when arriving for the show. A production source tells us that the star was headed to the doctor last night, and we will share further updates as we can. (more...)

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