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VIDEO: Natascia Diaz Performs Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Burn' in ConcertVIDEO: Natascia Diaz Performs Lin-Manuel Miranda's 'Burn' in Concert
by Michael Dale - Jul 26, 2016

The two-time Helen Hayes Award winner puts her own spin on the searing HAMILTON ballad. (more...)

Rutgers University Brings on Broadway Industry Professionals to Lead Rutgers High School Musical Theatre AcademyRutgers University Brings on Broadway Industry Professionals to Lead Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy
by BWW News Desk - Jul 26, 2016

The Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University announces that Stephen Agosto will lead a team of Broadway performers as Artistic Director of The Rutgers High School Musical Theatre Academy. He succeeds founding Artistic Director Alistair Williams. Agosto has a long history in Arts Education, having served on faculty for the TONY award-winning Paper Mill Playhouse and contributing musical theatre curriculum to The New York City Department of Education. Agosto will oversee comprehensive training in Acting led by Frances Mercanti-Anthony, Singing Technique led by Marian Murphy Powell, and Musical Theatre Dance led by Ivette Sosa Dempsey. (more...)

Chester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAYChester Theatre Company Presents the Regional Premiere of SISTER PLAY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 25, 2016

Sister Play, the third production in Chester Theatre Company's 2016 season, will have its regional premiere on Wednesday, August 3 at 8:00 p.m. in the Chester Town Hall at 15 Middlefield Road, Chester, MA. (more...)

BWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the LineBWW Interview: Baayork Lee - A CHORUS LINE Original Still Stepping Up to the Line
by Gil Kaan - Jul 25, 2016

To any A CHORUS LINE aficionado, the mere mention of Baayork Lee will conjure up vivid memories of the original Connie Wong - the youthful-looking, 4'10' Asian-American, perky dynamo who repeatedly evaded revealing her biological age to Zach, the interviewing choreographer. Now in 2016, Baayork will be choreographing and directing her most recent production of A CHORUS LINE at the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Chicago's HAMILTON Miguel Cervantes Introduces 'Hamilvantes' at #Ham4HamSTAGE TUBE: Chicago's HAMILTON Miguel Cervantes Introduces 'Hamilvantes' at #Ham4Ham
by Stage Tube - Jul 20, 2016

At today's #Ham4Ham, Rory O'Malley introduced the Chicago production of Hamilton's leading man, Miguel Cevantes, aka #Hamilvantes! In preparation for his Chicago debut as Alexander Hamilton, Cervantes will play the role on Broadway on July 25. (more...)


by Nicole Rosky - Jul 20, 2016

After over 300 performances on Broadway, a sold-out run at the Public Theater, eleven Tony Awards, a Grammy Award, a Pulitzer Prize and countless other honors, HAMILTON creator Lin-Manuel Miranda has said goodbye to the role for which he'll be forever remembered. What comes next? The age of Javilton. Javier Muñoz has been the Hamilton alternate dating back to the musical's early development and debut at the Public Theatre in January 2015, as well as throughout the Broadway engagement. Now he has officially taken over the title role- something he has past experience with. He previously took over the role of Usnavi - again, replacing Miranda - in the latter's Tony-winning Best Musical IN THE HEIGHTS. (more...)

 Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS Cast Announced for Steppenwolf's THE FUNDAMENTALS
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. Directed by ensemble member Yasen Peyankov, the cast features ensemble members Alana Arenas (Millie), Caroline Neff (Stellan) and Alan Wilder (Abe) with Audrey Francis(Eliza) and Armando Riesco (Lorenzo). Peyankov and Sheffer last collaborated on Steppenwolf's 2014 Chicago premiere of Russian Transport, which also featured ensemble member Alan Wilder. Previews begin November 10, 2016 and the show runs through December 23, 2016 in Steppenwolf's Upstairs Theatre, 1650 N Halsted.Single tickets ($20 - $89) go on sale Friday, August 5 at 11am. 2016/17 season subscriptions and memberships are currently on sale through Audience Services at 312-335-1650 or steppenwolf.org. (more...)

Cast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre CompanyCast Complete for THE FUNDAMENTALS at Steppenwolf Theatre Company
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

Steppenwolf Theatre Company announced today the complete cast for Erika Sheffer's The Fundamentals, a smart and searing look at America's corporate culture through the story of a Manhattan hotel maid with higher aspirations. (more...)

HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!HAMILTON Heads West- Watch the New Chicago Cast in Action!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 19, 2016

There is a whole new Hamilton cast to get to know, and BroadwayWorld is here to help. Get to know the new Chicago company below! (more...)

Playhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 Season With Plays by Naomi Wallace, Emily MannPlayhouse Creatures Theatre Company Announces 2016-17 Season With Plays by Naomi Wallace, Emily Mann
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2016

Playhouse Creatures will commence its 6th Concert Performance of the original rock opera, Lady Monday, at the TACT Studios on 900 Broadway at 19th Street. Full event details, below. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 17
by BWW News Desk - Jul 17, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 17, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Takes on Versatile Lineup at Feinstein's/54 BelowSTAGE TUBE: Natascia Diaz Takes on Versatile Lineup at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Stage Tube - Jul 15, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presented Every Little Step star and two-time Helen Hayes Award winner Natascia Diaz in her New York City solo debut one month ago today, following her acclaimed and nominated performance as Anita in Signature Theatre's sold out run of West Side Story in Washington, D.C. Click below to watch Diaz perform 'I Miss The Mountains,' 'Happy Birthday, Darling', 'Autumn Leaves' and more on the 54 Below stage! (more...)

Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!Breaking News: Karen Olivo, Alexander Gemignani & Miguel Cervantes Will Lead HAMILTON in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 13, 2016

KAREN OLIVO, who electrified audiences with her Tony Award-winning portrayal of Anita in the 2009 Broadway revival of WEST SIDE STORY, returns to the stage as the brilliant and beautiful Angelica Schuyler in the Chicago production of HAMILTON, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Joining Ms. Olivo in Chicago are Broadway veterans MIGUEL CERVANTES as Alexander Hamilton, and ALEXANDER GEMIGNANI as King George III. (more...)

Isaiah Johnson & Lora Nicolas to Lead Reading of REGINALD: FROM BALTIMORE TO BILLIONAIREIsaiah Johnson & Lora Nicolas to Lead Reading of REGINALD: FROM BALTIMORE TO BILLIONAIRE
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Isaiah Johnson and Lora Nicolas will lead the upcoming first reading of Reginald: from Baltimore to Billionaire, based on the life of the first Black Billionaire Reginald F. Lewis by Kevin Ray Johnson (Playwright - The Unpredictable Times; Off Broadway - Before it got 'Unpredictable': Short Plays by Kevin Ray Johnson) Monday August 15th, 7:00 pm at Shetler Studios Penthouse 2.   (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Talks Taking on Lead Role: 'Nervous Means That I Doubt Myself'VIDEO: HAMILTON's Javier Munoz Talks Taking on Lead Role: 'Nervous Means That I Doubt Myself'
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2016

Javier Muñoz, Lin-Manuel Miranda's former alternate in the Tony Award-winning musical HAMILTON, stepped into the title role last night, July 11 at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)

Good Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank CentreGood Chance Announces Summer Events At Somerset House And Southbank Centre
by Edward Baker - Jul 12, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Good Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank CentreGood Chance to Host New Events at Somerset House & Southbank Centre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 11, 2016

Good Chance have today announced two Encampment events at Somerset House on the north bank of the Thames this summer. In addition, they are delighted to confirm award-winning actress Cush Jumbo and prize-winning journalist Yasmin Alibhai-Brown will be included in the Encampment line-up at Southbank Centre, as previously announced, taking place inside the iconic Good Chance Dome, direct from the Calais 'Jungle' refugee camp from 30 July to 7 August. (more...)

Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 10Upcoming Equity Auditions Sunday, Jul. 10
by Audition Roundup - Jul 10, 2016

Updated this week! Check out upcoming Equity Auditions from Sunday, July 10, 2016 for both productions in your area and around the country including what/when/where and how to audition! (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones Beautifully Harmonize Billy Joel's 'For The Longest Time'VIDEO: HAMILTON's Phillipa Soo, Renee Elise Goldsberry, Jasmine Cephas Jones Beautifully Harmonize Billy Joel's 'For The Longest Time'
by Michael Dale - Jul 10, 2016

A gorgeous backstage video before Phillipa Soo's final performance as Eliza Hamilton. (more...)

DVR Alert - HAMILTON's Javier Munoz to Visit NBC's TODAY to Chat New RoleDVR Alert - HAMILTON's Javier Munoz to Visit NBC's TODAY to Chat New Role
by TV News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

Today, NBC announced that the actor will appear on TODAY on Tuesday, July 12 between 10 - 11 am/ET) to discuss his new leading role. (more...)

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