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Photo Coverage: On the Red Carpet for The Actors Fund Gala, Honoring Sally Field, Danny DeVito, Harold Prince & Jo Ann JenkinsPhoto Coverage: On the Red Carpet for The Actors Fund Gala, Honoring Sally Field, Danny DeVito, Harold Prince & Jo Ann Jenkins
by Walter McBride - May 9, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, just held its Annual Gala last night, May 8, 2017. The evening celebrated Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning actor Danny DeVito, two-time Academy Award winner Sally Field, outstanding corporate leader Jo Ann Jenkins, CEO of AARP and 21-time Tony Award-winning theatrical director and producer Harold Prince. Mr. DeVito, Ms. Field and Ms. Jenkins were awarded The Actors Fund's Medal of Honor. Mr. Prince received The Actors Fund's Lifetime Achievement Award. (more...)

Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!Official: Telly Leung Will Take a Magic Carpet Ride in ALADDIN Beginning in June!
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2017

It's official! As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this year, Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, will welcome Broadway vet Telly Leung as the title character beginning Tuesday, June 13, 2017. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, March 31- Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: HAIR Returns to Broadway!VIDEO: On This Day, March 31- Tune In, Turn On, Drop Out: HAIR Returns to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Mar 31, 2017

After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the 'Age of Aquarius' dawns again in this jubilant new production directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Karole Armitage. HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot. (more...)

ALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway TodayALADDIN Marks Third Year of Magic, Adventure and Romance on Broadway Today
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Disney's Aladdin, the hit Broadway musical, celebrates its 3rd anniversary on Broadway today, March 20th, 2017, at the New Amsterdam Theatre. (more...)

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...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: ALADDIN Cast Get In the Holiday Spirit for Carols For A CureExclusive Photo Coverage: ALADDIN Cast Get In the Holiday Spirit for Carols For A Cure
by Genevieve Rafter Keddy - Nov 26, 2016

The holiday season is not complete without the perfect music to accompany it.  'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' is the latest compilation album that embodies the spirit of the season like nothing else can.  A project born completely out of love, 'Broadway's Carols for a Cure' pairs the casts from famous Broadway musicals with songs that are both classic and new.  The result is pure gold that will make you reach for the 'repeat' button over and over again. (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...)

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