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Kelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same NameKelli O'Hara Sends Well Wishes to US Soccer Player of the Same Name
by Sally Henry - Jul 5, 2015

It's a great year to be named Kelli/Kelley. At this year's Tonys ceremony, Broadway leading lady Kelli O'Hara won her long-awaited Tony Award, and almost exaclty a month later, U.S. Soccer player Kelley O'Hara will compete in the World Cup finals today, July 5. (more...)

NY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Telegraphing RhymesNY Public Library for the Performing Arts Curator Doug Reside on Telegraphing Rhymes
by NYPL for the Performing Arts - Jul 3, 2015

BroadwayWorld.com continues our exclusive content series, in collaboration with The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, which delves into the library's unparalleled archives, and resources. Below, check out a piece by Doug Reside (Lewis and Dorothy Cullman Curator for the Billy Rose Theatre Division) on Telegraphing Rhymes: (more...)

SENSE OF AN ENDING to Make US Premiere at 59E59 TheatersSENSE OF AN ENDING to Make US Premiere at 59E59 Theaters
by BWW News Desk - Jul 2, 2015

59E59 Theaters will welcome kef theatrical productions with SENSE OF AN ENDING, written by Ken Urban and directed by Adam Fitzgerald. SENSE OF AN ENDING begins performances on Thursday, August 20 for a limited engagement through Sunday, September 6. (more...)

Justin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE PodcastJustin Vivian Bond Appears on Justin Sayre's SPARKLE & CIRCULATE Podcast
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

SPARKLE & CIRCULATE with JUSTIN SAYRE - the official monthly podcast of the International Order of Sodomites - has posted the eighth episode, which features an in-depth conversation with Justin Vivian Bond. The show is available on iTunes here. (more...)

Jacob's Pillow to Welcome Dorrance Dance, Featuring Music by BIGLovely & BODYTRAFFICJacob's Pillow to Welcome Dorrance Dance, Featuring Music by BIGLovely & BODYTRAFFIC
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2015

Following two sold-out engagements in both 2013 and 2014, Jacob's Pillow Dance Festival presents tap sensation Dorrance Dance with famed singer/songwriter Toshi Reagon and her band BIGLovely in the return of The Blues Project, July 1-5 in the Ted Shawn Theatre. Founded in 2011 by Jacob's Pillow Dance Award recipient Michelle Dorrance, Dorrance Dance features some of today's best tap artists, performing alongside co-choreographers of The Blues Project Dormeshia Sumbry-Edwards and Derick K. Grant. Award-winning musician and composer Toshi Reagon created the music for The Blues Project, which is performed live by Reagon and members of her band, BIGLovely, on acoustic guitar, electric guitar, bass, drums and percussion, and violin. (more...)

DON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian StageDON QUIXOTE to Open 7/9 at Amphibian Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Amphibian Stage Productions opens its third main stage production of the 2015 season, The QUIXOTIC DAYS AND ERRANT NIGHTS OF THE KNIGHT ERRANT DON QUIXOTE by Brenda Withers, next Thursday, kicking off a four-week run of the play. (more...)

Tracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More to Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at TUTSTracee Beazer, T. Oliver Reid and More to Star in SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) is proud to announce the cast of Smokey Joe's Cafe, playing July 14 - 19 for TUTS' 48th consecutive year of offering FREE musical theatre at Miller Outdoor Theatre. (more...)

Marcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler GrantMarcel Spears Awarded Classic Stage Company's 2015 Tichler Grant
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Classic Stage Company has announced that Marcel Spears is this year's recipient of the Rosemarie Tichler Fund grant. (more...)

'MY REPORT TO THE WORLD' with David Strathairn Adds Second Performance'MY REPORT TO THE WORLD' with David Strathairn Adds Second Performance
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2015

Oscar-Nominated David Strathairn will star in My Report to the World: The Story of Jan Karski. Presented as a staged workshop, the play recounts the astonishing and largely unknown story of Polish World War II hero and Holocaust witness Jan Karski. (more...)

Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'Berkeley Rep Moves Two Performances of Anna Deavere Smith's 'NOTES FROM THE FIELD'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Two performances of Anna Deavere Smith's Notes from the Field: Doing Time in Education have been rescheduled: The Tuesday, July 21, 8pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, July 26 at 7pm. The Wednesday, July 22, 7pm performance has been rescheduled to Sunday, August 2, 7pm. (more...)

Cristin Milioti, Bridget Everett, Canada Day and More Set for Joe's Pub This JulyCristin Milioti, Bridget Everett, Canada Day and More Set for Joe's Pub This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming nightly performances, July 1 - July 12, 2015. Scroll down for details, or visit www.joespub.com for a complete list of shows! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

 BALLOON BOY: THE MUSICAL, a new musical featuring book, music and lyrics by Billy Recce, will be presented in the 2015 New York Musical Theatre Festival Developmental Reading Series. (more...)

Center Stage Adds DETROIT '67 to 2015-16 SeasonCenter Stage Adds DETROIT '67 to 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

Center Stage will present Dominique Morisseau's Detroit '67 in place of The Night Watcher as the final show of its 2015-16 Season. (more...)

Samuel French, Inc. to Represent Tony-Winning Musical FUN HOMESamuel French, Inc. to Represent Tony-Winning Musical FUN HOME
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Samuel French, the world's premier theatrical publishing and licensing company, has landed the performance rights of the ground-breaking hit musical Fun Home, winner of five Tony Awards, including Best Musical. Based on the acclaimed graphic novel by Alison Bechdel, Fun Home features music by Jeanine Tesori with book and lyrics by Lisa Kron, the first all-female writing team to win the Tony for musical score. (more...)

Michael Cerveris Replaces Sutton Foster as Tonight's Jimmy Awards Host!Michael Cerveris Replaces Sutton Foster as Tonight's Jimmy Awards Host!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2015

THE NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS just announced that two-time Tony Award-winner, celebrated actor MICHAEL CERVERIS will host the seventh annual awards ceremony tonight, Monday, June 29th at 7:30PM at the Minskoff Theatre, 200 West 45th Street in Manhattan. Fifty-two high school students from across America will compete for the Jimmy Award for Best Performance by an Actor and Actress.The talent showcase will feature dynamic ensemble and solo performances. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: HOW I GOT THE JOB... Ellen Greene On LITTLE SHOP Then & Now, HANNIBAL & Much MoreBWW EXCLUSIVE: HOW I GOT THE JOB... Ellen Greene On LITTLE SHOP Then & Now, HANNIBAL & Much More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 29, 2015

Today, BroadwayWorld kicks off a brand new interview series titled HOW I GOT THE JOB shining a special solo spotlight on a performer in which they share candid recollections and revisit the point at which they became involved with a particular project on their resume, whether it be stage piece, film or TV project... To kick off the series, we are talking to an internationally recognized stage and screen star CELEBRATED for her iconic originating role in the popular stage musical and subsequent feature film adaptation of Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS, the fiercely idiosyncratic Ellen Greene. Opening up about her experiences in landing that unforgettable part, Greene also previews what audiences can expect from her return to the stage as art of the hotly anticipated Encores! Off-Center mounting of the musical co-starring Jake Gyllenhaal at City Center later this week. Additionally, Greene reflects on some of her other standout appearances over the years, such as the acclaimed 1976 New York Shakespeare Festival production of THE THREEPENNY OPERA and David Rabe's IN THE BOOM BOOM ROOM at the Public Theater, not to mention the legendary cult musical RACHAEL LILY ROSENBLOOM (AND DON'T YOU EVER FORGET IT), plus her notable ongoing collaboration with TV mastermind Bryan Fuller on HEROES, PUSHING DAISIES and HANNIBAL and much more. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 6/28/2015 - Special PRIDE Edition!WAKE UP with BWW 6/28/2015 - Special PRIDE Edition!
by Jessica Showers - Jun 28, 2015

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: After Friday's landmark Supreme Court ruling on gay marriage, the Broadway community -- and supporters across the country -- exploded with love and celebration. Today is the day for NYC to go even wilder in support of LGBTQ rights, so scroll down for BWW's list of Pride-related events, parties and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Beth Malone Speaks on Marriage Equality After FUN HOME PerformanceVIDEO: Beth Malone Speaks on Marriage Equality After FUN HOME Performance
by Stage Tube - Jun 27, 2015

The FUN HOME cast commemorated the event with a special speech from Beth Malone following Friday night's performance. Check out the whole thing below! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Rutina Wesley and More in TWELFTH NIGHT at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jun 26, 2015

The Old Globe presents William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement began performances on June 21 and runs through July 26, 2015, with opening night set for tomorrow, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Josh Groban Exclaims 'Bravo!' & Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOMEJosh Groban Exclaims 'Bravo!' & Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOME
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 26, 2015

Josh Groban Visits Michael Cerveris Backstage At FUN HOME (more...)

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