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So Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This WeekSo Fetch! Tickets for MEAN GIRLS World Premiere in Washington, D.C. Go On Sale This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2017

Tickets go on sale this week for the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey, based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film; music by three-time Emmy Award winner Jeff Richmond ('30 Rock,' 'Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt'); and lyrics by Tony Award nominee Nell Benjamin (Legally Blonde). Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Something Rotten!) directs and choreographs.  (more...)

RENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Hit the National Theatre This JuneRENT 20th Anniversary Tour to Hit the National Theatre This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The RENT 20th Anniversary Tour will play the National Theatre, where the original touring production made its Washington-area premiere 20 years ago, for one week only, June 20 through 25, 2017. (more...)

Tina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This FallTina Fey's Broadway-Bound MEAN GIRLS Musical Will Make Regional Premiere This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Broadway at The National announces its 2017-18 season featuring the anticipated world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical Mean Girls, with a book by nine-time Emmy Award winner Tina Fey based on her screenplay for the Paramount Pictures film, the return of Cameron Mackintosh's new production of Boublil and Schönberg's Tony Award-winning musical phenomenon Les Misérables, the only area appearance of the one-of-a-kind internet sensation The Piano Guys, the Washington premiere of the hilarious smash hit comedy Something Rotten! and the Washington premiere of Waitress with music by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. (more...)

Photo Flash: HAMILTON's Wayne Brady and More Celebrate SPAMILTON's Chicago OpeningPhoto Flash: HAMILTON's Wayne Brady and More Celebrate SPAMILTON's Chicago Opening
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2017

SPAMILTON, the critically acclaimed off-Broadway parody of Lin-Manuel Miranda's sensation, officially opened on Sunday, March 12 at the Royal George Theatre in Chicago. In attendance that evening were HAMILTON Chicago cast members, including Wayne Brady. The cast party took place at Balena, next door to the Royal George Theatre, and BroadwayWorld has photos from the festivities below! (more...)

BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!BWW Morning Brief January 31st, 2017: Top Stories You Might Have Missed and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jan 31, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Today's big news: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton reunite in FREAKY FRIDAY at La Jolla Playhouse! (more...)

Breaking News: Clive Owen Will Return to Broadway in Julie Taymor's M. BUTTERFLY RevivalBreaking News: Clive Owen Will Return to Broadway in Julie Taymor's M. BUTTERFLY Revival
by BWW News Desk - Jan 30, 2017

Producers Nelle Nugent, Steve Traxler, Kenneth Teaton, Benjamin Feldman, and Doug Morris (CEO, Sony Music), announced today that Academy Award nominee and Golden Globe Award winner Clive Owen will star as Rene Gallimard in the first Broadway revival of David Henry Hwang's Tony Award®-winning play, M. BUTTERFLY, directed by Tony Award® winner Julie Taymor. The production will open on October 26, 2017 at a Broadway theatre to be announced. (more...)

STOMP to Return to Vancouver for the First Time Since 2008STOMP to Return to Vancouver for the First Time Since 2008
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its anticipated return to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from January 13 to 15, 2017. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 26 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. (more...)

STOMP to Bring Innovative Percussion to Queen Elizabeth Theatre This WinterSTOMP to Bring Innovative Percussion to Queen Elizabeth Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2017

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its anticipated return to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from January 13 to 15, 2017. (more...)

THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical makes its Washington area premiere at National Theatre December 13 - 31, 2016. Hailed by The New York Times as '100 times better than any bedside story,' this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike. (more...)

STOMP to Bring Innovative Percussion to Queen Elizabeth Theatre This WinterSTOMP to Bring Innovative Percussion to Queen Elizabeth Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its anticipated return to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from January 13 to 15, 2017. (more...)

THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!THE GRINCH Is Coming To Washington To Steal Christmas!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Dr. Seuss' How The Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical makes its Washington area premiere at National Theatre December 13 - 31, 2016. Hailed by The New York Times as '100 times better than any bedside story,' this classic holiday musical will enchant adults and children alike. (more...)

STOMP to Return to Vancouver for the First Time Since 2008STOMP to Return to Vancouver for the First Time Since 2008
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

STOMP, the international percussion sensation, makes its anticipated return to Vancouver at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre from January 13 to 15, 2017. From its beginnings as a street performance in the UK, STOMP has grown into an international sensation over the past 26 years, having performed in more than 50 countries and in front of more than 24 million people. (more...)

National Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing DirectorNational Theatre Group Names Angela Rowles Managing Director
by BWW News Desk - Oct 19, 2016

National Theatre Group (NTG) announced today that Angela Rowles will join the company as the theater's new managing director beginning October 31, 2016. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for Broadway at the National's 2016-17 Season with FUN HOME & MoreTickets on Sale Next Month for Broadway at the National's 2016-17 Season with FUN HOME & More
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Tickets for the Broadway at the National 2016-17 season go on sale Today, September 16 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Tickets on Sale Next Month for Broadway at the National's 2016-17 Season with FUN HOME & MoreTickets on Sale Next Month for Broadway at the National's 2016-17 Season with FUN HOME & More
by BWW News Desk - Aug 2, 2016

Tickets for the Broadway at the National 2016-17 season go on sale Friday, September 16 at 10 a.m. (more...)

Broadway at the National Sets 2016-17 Season: FUN HOME, RENT & MoreBroadway at the National Sets 2016-17 Season: FUN HOME, RENT & More
by BWW News Desk - May 13, 2016

Broadway at the National announces its 2016-17 season, with a total of 17 Tony® Awards - including three Best Musicals - among the productions being presented. The season features the Washington premiere of the five-time Tony®-winning Best Musical Fun Home, based on Alison Bechdel's best-selling graphic memoir; the 20th anniversary return of RENT, the Tony® Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning re-imagining of Puccini's La Boheme; the eight-time Tony®-winning Once; and the Washington premiere of the holiday classic Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas! The Musical. (more...)

VIDEO SPOOF: Christmas Light Display Set to David Mamet's 'Coffee Is For Closers' SpeechVIDEO SPOOF: Christmas Light Display Set to David Mamet's 'Coffee Is For Closers' Speech
by Michael Dale - Dec 17, 2015

Comedy website Clickhole posts a variation of infamously gaudy home holiday displays. (more...)

David Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Opens Tonight on BroadwayDavid Mamet's CHINA DOLL, Starring Al Pacino, Opens Tonight on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Dec 4, 2015

China Doll, the new play by David Mamet starring Tony, Emmy and Academy Award-winner Al Pacino, officially opens tonight, December 4, after a two-week delay. Directed by Tony Award-winner Pam MacKinnon (Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf) and co-starring Christopher Denham ('Master Harold'... and the Boys, Argo, 'Manhattan'), China Doll plays the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and marks the tenth presentation of a David Mamet work by Messrs Richards, Frankel and Treaxler on Broadway and in the West End. (more...)

Support The Performing Arts Project: Bid To Meet CHINA DOLL's Legendary Al PacinoSupport The Performing Arts Project: Bid To Meet CHINA DOLL's Legendary Al Pacino
by Michael Dale - Dec 3, 2015

Meet the stage and screen legend after seeing David Mamet's new play from VIP seats. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: CHINA DOLL's Al Pacino Wins a 1969 Tony For DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE?FLASH FRIDAY: CHINA DOLL's Al Pacino Wins a 1969 Tony For DOES A TIGER WEAR A NECKTIE?
by Michael Dale - Nov 20, 2015

He was a 29-year-old member of The Actors Studio when Patty Duke announced his name. (more...)

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