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VIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme SongVIDEO: Audra McDonald and Will Swenson Sing LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY Theme Song
by Sally Henry - Aug 2, 2015

Broadway husband and wife Will Swenson and Audra McDonald recently filmed themselves singing a seemingly random duet- the theme song from the hit '70s show LAVERNE AND SHIRLEY. Why? Because they can. Check out the fun a capella performance below! (more...)

Official Update: HAMILTON Book to Hit the Shelves This Coming SpringOfficial Update: HAMILTON Book to Hit the Shelves This Coming Spring
by Jessica Khan - Jul 31, 2015

From the page to the stage -- to the page again. (more...)

Japan Society Sets 2015-16 Performing Arts Season, Featuring Theatre, Dance & MoreJapan Society Sets 2015-16 Performing Arts Season, Featuring Theatre, Dance & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

Japan Society announces its 2015-2016 Performing Arts Season featuring works by visionary artists in dance, music and theater, along with one-of-a-kind related workshops and special events. (more...)

Oscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at The Public This FallOscar Winner Lupita Nyong'o to Star in Danai Gurira's ECLIPSED at The Public This Fall
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 30, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that Oscar winner Lupita Nyong'o will make her New York stage debut this fall in the NYC premiere of Danai Gurira's new drama ECLIPSED, just added to The Public Theater's fall season. (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Featured on New Podcast 'Can I Pet Your Dog?'FIRST LISTEN: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Featured on New Podcast 'Can I Pet Your Dog?'
by Stage Tube - Jul 30, 2015

HAMILTON star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda is featured on the premiere episode of the new podcast CAN I PET YOUR DOG? Listen to the episode below! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda on the Political Relevance of HAMILTON, President Obama's Reaction & MoreLin-Manuel Miranda on the Political Relevance of HAMILTON, President Obama's Reaction & More
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

In a new interview with Billboard, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda and the cast album's executive producers, Questlove and Black Thought, opened up about the show's political relevance, President Obama's reaction to the piece and much, much more. (more...)

VIDEO: Alison Bechdel Talks Seeing Her Life on Stage in FUN HOMEVIDEO: Alison Bechdel Talks Seeing Her Life on Stage in FUN HOME
by TV News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

Author Alison Bechdel stopped by last night's LATE NIGHT to talk about seeing her life on stage in the Tony Award winning musical FUN HOME. (more...)

VIDEO: FUN HOME Becomes First Broadway Show to Perform on LATE NIGHT; Watch Full Appearance!VIDEO: FUN HOME Becomes First Broadway Show to Perform on LATE NIGHT; Watch Full Appearance!
by Caryn Robbins - Jul 30, 2015

The groundbreaking, Tony Award-winning Best Musical, made history last night when it became the first Broadway show to perform on NBC's 'Late Night with Seth Meyers.' (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at The Old GlobePhoto Flash: First Look at Ken Ludwig's BASKERVILLE: A SHERLOCK HOLMES MYSTERY at The Old Globe
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

The West Coast Premiere of Ken Ludwig's Baskerville: A Sherlock Holmes Mystery, a new work by one of America's great comic playwrights, familiar to millions for Lend Me a Tenor and Crazy for You, is directed by Josh Rhodes, who previously choreographed the Globe's productions of Bright Star and Working, as well as Broadway's It Shoulda Been You, First Date, and Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, at The Old Globe. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Listen Up! Full FUN HOME Original Cast Recording On YouTubeListen Up! Full FUN HOME Original Cast Recording On YouTube
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Revisit the sounds of this year's Best Musical! (more...)

AUDIO: From Gilbert & Sullivan to the Notorious B.I.G.- Learn All of the Musical References in HAMILTON!AUDIO: From Gilbert & Sullivan to the Notorious B.I.G.- Learn All of the Musical References in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 29, 2015

Hamilton star and creator Lin-Manuel Miranda recently revealed in a Vulture article some of his influences for the musical that has been taking New York City by storm. His inspirations for the new hip-hop musical range from everything from Jay-Z to Les Miz. Now, he just revealed in a recent tweet some of the musical references from songs in the show. Below, check out some of the songs that make an appearance in Hamilton, and if you've seen the show, try to figure out where they were featured! (more...)

From Jay-Z to LES MIZ, Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Influences Behind Broadway's HAMILTONFrom Jay-Z to LES MIZ, Lin-Manuel Miranda Reveals Influences Behind Broadway's HAMILTON
by Tyler Peterson - Jul 29, 2015

When taking pen to paper to bring the life of founding father Alexander Hamilton to the stage, Lin-Manuel found inspiration in far off places - from GRAND THEFT AUTO's free-roaming firefights to hip-hop's best beats. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and More in CYMBELINE at Shakespeare in the ParkPhoto Flash: First Look at Lily Rabe, Hamish Linklater and More in CYMBELINE at Shakespeare in the Park
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Public Theater's Free Shakespeare in the Park continues with CYMBELINE, which began performances on Thursday, July 23, and runs through Sunday, August 23, with an official press opening on Monday, August 10. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Christine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum OfferingsChristine Baranski at Joe's Pub & More Among Public Theater's Fall Public Forum Offerings
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

The Public Theater announced the 2015 Fall Public Forum season, featuring an exciting line-up of one-night-only performances and conversations that connect dramatic literature to the way we live now. Now in its sixth year, the popular Public Forum series presents the theater of ideas: conversations and performances with leading voices in politics, media, and the arts. (more...)

Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!Betsy Wolfe & Matt Bittner to Lead World Premiere of New Robert Lopez & Kristen Anderson-Lopez Musical UP HERE at La Jolla Playhouse, Opening Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 28, 2015

La Jolla Playhouse opens its world premiere of Up Here, a new musical comedy featuring book, music and lyrics by the husband-and-wife composing team of Robert Lopez (The Book of Mormon, Avenue Q) and Kristen Anderson-Lopez (In Transit), recipients of the 2014 Academy Award for Best Original Song for their hit song, 'Let It Go,' from the Disney animated film Frozen. Up Here is directed by Tony Award nominee Alex Timbers (Broadway's Rocky, Off-Broadway's Here Lies Love, Playhouse's Peter and the Starcatcher) and will run July 28 - September 6 in the Playhouse's Mandell Weiss Theatre. Up Here is being presented by special arrangement with Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, along with Victor Alvarez, Warner/Chappell Music, Sally Horchow International Productions, Caiola Productions, Dominion Pictures. (more...)

Vice President Joe Biden Spotted at HAMILTON Days After President Obama's VisitVice President Joe Biden Spotted at HAMILTON Days After President Obama's Visit
by Jessica Showers - Jul 27, 2015

According to several reports on Twitter, Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Jill Biden, were spotted at Broadway's Hamilton tonight, July 27, just days after President Barack Obama gave the musical a rave review and continued to gush about it on THE DAILY SHOW. They were greeted by a standing ovation just before the performance. (more...)

John Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The PublicJohn Early, The Skivvies and More Coming Up at Joe's Pub at The Public
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Joe's Pub at The Public has announced its upcoming performances, July 29 - August 9, 2015. Scroll down for details! (more...)

Jeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This FallJeffrey Brian Adams and More to Lead DOGFIGHT at San Francisco Playhouse This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

San Francisco Playhouse opens its thirteenth Mainstage season with the San Francisco premiere of the musical Dogfight, directed by Bill English. The show will feature Jeffrey Brian Adams* (Promises, Promises), Jordan Bridges, Caitlin Brooke, Nikita Burshteyn, Brandon Dahlquist*, Sally Dana*, Kathryn Hart, Andrew Humann, Amy Lizardo*, AeJay Mitchell, and Michael Gene Sullivan*. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/27/2015This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/27/2015
by - Jul 27, 2015

This Week's New Classified Listings on BroadwayWorld.com for 7/27/2015. (more...)

Karen Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage UptownKaren Pittman and More Lead KING LIZ, Opening Tonight at Second Stage Uptown
by BWW News Desk - Jul 27, 2015

Second Stage Theatre continues the 2015 Uptown Series with the World Premiere of King Liz, written by Fernanda Coppel (Chimichangas and Zoloft) and directed by Lisa Peterson. King Liz will feature MICHAEL CULLEN, JEREMIE HARRIS, RUSSELL G. JONES, CAROLINE LAGERFELT, IRENE SOFIA LUCIO, and KAREN PITTMAN. Previews began Monday, July 13th, for opening night tonight, July 27th, 2015. (more...)

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