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Photo Flash: You Never Had a Friend Like Her! Whoopi Goldberg Makes Cameo as 'Genie' in ALADDINPhoto Flash: You Never Had a Friend Like Her! Whoopi Goldberg Makes Cameo as 'Genie' in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2017

The house at Disney's Aladdin on Broadway had their wish granted when Whoopi Goldberg made a surprise one-night-only appearance last night, January 19th. Goldberg's appearance was taped for a segment for ABCs 'The View' this Thursday January 26th that will also include the show-stopping number 'Friend Like Me,' filmed at Broadway's New Amsterdam Theatre. Scroll down for a sneak peek at Whoopi in costume! (more...)

Photo Flash: #WhyIMarch - NYC Actors, Crew Members Support Women's March on WashingtonPhoto Flash: #WhyIMarch - NYC Actors, Crew Members Support Women's March on Washington
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Broadway actors and crew members have joined with the Official NYC/Downstate Chapter of the Women's March on Washington to show their solidarity with those marching this Saturday, January 21st, in Washington D.C. and across the country. Scroll down to see some of their reasons for marching! (more...)

Major Attaway to Star as Genie in ALADDINMajor Attaway to Star as Genie in ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, is pleased to announce that Major Attaway, current Genie standby in the Broadway company, will take over the role full-time beginning Tuesday, February 21, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: Cleveland's BWU and Its Effect on BroadwayBWW Review: Cleveland's BWU and Its Effect on Broadway
by Roy Berko - Nov 21, 2016

Several weeks ago, in my review of Baldwin Wallace University's production of WEST SIDE STORY I stated, 'BWU's Music Theater program is nationally recognized for its quality, as evidenced by the number of its graduates who have light up the Broadway theater scene and touring productions. Of those in the WEST SIDE STORY cast I stated: 'Broadway bound? Colton Ryan, though not the tall macho leading man type, should find a place on the Great White Way in roles for the young, clean scrubbed type who have big voices.' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 11, 2016

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Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, BOMBSHELL & More!Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman Talk NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!, BOMBSHELL & More!
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 3, 2016

Today, BWW participated in a media conference call with HAIRSPRAY composer/co-lyricist Marc Shaiman and co-lyricist Scott Wittman who answered questions and shared the latest developments on NBC's highly anticipated broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! (more...)

Photo Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely TysonPhoto Coverage: American Theatre Wing Honors Tony Winner Cicely Tyson
by Walter McBride - Sep 27, 2016

Just last night, the American Theatre Wing honored legendary Tony Award-winning actress Cicely Tyson at its annual gala at The Plaza Hotel (Fifth Avenue at Central Park South). Tony Award winners Cynthia Erivo and Adriane Lenox, as well as Tony Award nominees Danielle Brooks and Saycon Sengbloh performed for the special night. (more...)

Photo Flash: Ciara Renee, Drew Gehling, Alison Luff, Jon Rua and More Belt Beatles Classics at BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLESPhoto Flash: Ciara Renee, Drew Gehling, Alison Luff, Jon Rua and More Belt Beatles Classics at BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by Nora Dominick - Aug 25, 2016

Last week, some of the brightest talents on Broadway were featured in Broadway Sings The Beatles, the latest concert in the Broadway Sings concert series. BroadwayWorld has your inside look below! (more...)

Emily Padgett, Carrie St. Louis, and Alysha Umphress Complete BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLESEmily Padgett, Carrie St. Louis, and Alysha Umphress Complete BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

The full lineup is set for the twelfth installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings The Beatles. Cast members from Broadway shows including Hamilton, Waitress, The Color Purple, and Wicked will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary band's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (more...)

Nic Rouleau, Jon Rua and Carrie St. Louis Round Out BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES LineupNic Rouleau, Jon Rua and Carrie St. Louis Round Out BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

The full lineup is set for the twelfth installment of the acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series, Broadway Sings The Beatles. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Baldwin Wallace Alums and Grads Take the Stage at BROADWAY SESSIONSBWW TV Exclusive: Baldwin Wallace Alums and Grads Take the Stage at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by Ben Cameron - Apr 25, 2016

Broadway Sessions celebrated Baldwin Wallace University on Thursday night April 14th. 2016 grads joined forces with celebrated alums for a magical night of story and song and shenanigans. BW alums included Aladdin star Steel Burkhardt, Wicked alum Libby Srvais, Kinky Boots' Kyle Post and Broadway star turned television superhero Ciara Renee (Big Fish, Pippin, Hunchback of Notre Dame, CW' Legends of Tomorrow). The '16 grads made a splash with performances from high art to high camp and back again. (more...)

WICKED, ALADDIN and KINKY BOOTS Stars Celebrate Baldwin Wallace at BROADWAY SESSIONS TonightWICKED, ALADDIN and KINKY BOOTS Stars Celebrate Baldwin Wallace at BROADWAY SESSIONS Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

Tonight, April 14th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes the '16 graduating class from Baldwin Wallace University, as well as special guest BW alumni. (more...)

WICKED, ALADDIN and KINKY BOOTS Stars to Celebrate Baldwin Wallace at BROADWAY SESSIONSWICKED, ALADDIN and KINKY BOOTS Stars to Celebrate Baldwin Wallace at BROADWAY SESSIONS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2016

This Thursday, April 14th, BROADWAY SESSIONS welcomes the '16 graduating class from Baldwin Wallace University, as well as special guest BW alumni. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!Photo Coverage: Inside Opening Night of PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES at Paper Mill Playhouse!
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Apr 11, 2016

Paper Mill Playhouse's spring musical, PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES, begins tonight, featuring James Barry (Jim),Gabe Bowling (Jackson), Julie Foldesi (Prudie), Jason Ostrowski (L.M.), Alysha Umphress (Rhetta) and Sam Weber(Eddie). PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is conceived and written by John Foley, Mark Hardwick, Debra Monk, Cass Morgan, John Schimmel and Jim Wann. PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES is directed by John Foley with choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. PUMP BOYS AND DINETTES will run eight times a week at the Millburn, New Jersey, theater through May 1, 2016. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside opening night below! (more...)

Disney's ALADDIN to Launch New Digital Lottery Policy TonightDisney's ALADDIN to Launch New Digital Lottery Policy Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will convert its in-person lottery into a digital lottery for a limited number of $30 tickets to every performance via AladdinTheMusical.com/lottery. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stage and Screen Star Angela Bassett Visits ALADDIN on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Stage and Screen Star Angela Bassett Visits ALADDIN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

AMERICAN HORROR STORY's Angela Bassett, who has appeared on Broadway herself in THE MOUNTAINTOP and JOE TURNER'S COME AND GONE, attended last night's performance of Aladdin and stopped backstage to pose for a photo with 'Genie' James Monroe Iglehart. Check it out below! (more...)

A Whole New Year! Leads Extend Runs in Disney's ALADDIN as Show Celebrates 2nd Anniversary on BroadwayA Whole New Year! Leads Extend Runs in Disney's ALADDIN as Show Celebrates 2nd Anniversary on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its second anniversary this Sunday, March 20th, 2016 at The New Amsterdam Theatre (214 W 42nd Street). (more...)

Photo Flash: Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Visits Broadway's ALADDINPhoto Flash: Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean Visits Broadway's ALADDIN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2016

Backstreet Boy A.J. McLean attended ALADDIN on Broadway earlier this week and posed for a picture backstage with stars Adam Jacobs (Aladdin), Courtney Reed (Jasmine) and Tony winner James Monroe Iglehart (Genie). Scroll down for a photo! (more...)

Photo Flash: Jeremy Jordan & Ashley Spencer Visit ALADDIN on BroadwayPhoto Flash: Jeremy Jordan & Ashley Spencer Visit ALADDIN on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2015

NEWSIES alum and current star of SUPERGIRL on CBS, Jeremy Jordan, along with his wife, fellow stage star Ashley Spencer, attended Disney's Aladdin, the Tony Award-winning new musical comedy based on the Academy Award-winning animated film, on Broadway last night. Check out a photo from their visit below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Trevor Dion Nicholas Wishes Fans a Merry Christmas!STAGE TUBE: ALADDIN's Trevor Dion Nicholas Wishes Fans a Merry Christmas!
by Stage Tube - Dec 23, 2015

Trevor Dion Nicholas, who will soon star as The Genie in ALADDIN in London, takes a stroll through Times Square for a new video wishing fans a Merry Christmas. Check it out below! (more...)

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