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BREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in ChicagoBREAKING: Daniel Breaker and Montego Glover Join HAMILTON on Broadway and in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Jul 20, 2017

Tony Award nominee Daniel Breaker (PASSING STRANGE) will join the Broadway cast of the musical HAMILTON as Aaron Burr starting August 29, and Montego Glover, a Tony nominee for her performance in MEMPHIS, will join the Chicago company of HAMILTON in the role of Angelica Schuyler starting in early September, it is announced by Jeffrey Seller, producer of HAMILTON.   (more...)

Meet the LA Cast of HAMILTON- Beginning Performances on August 8!Meet the LA Cast of HAMILTON- Beginning Performances on August 8!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

Few things have been as highly anticipated as the national tour of the sweeping hit Hamilton, and now the show has officially kicked off in San Francisco. Check out all-new shots from the touring production below. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON of THRONES! - HBO Series/Broadway Musical Mashup Is Here!VIDEO: HAMILTON of THRONES! - HBO Series/Broadway Musical Mashup Is Here!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 18, 2017

YouTuber Jason Feifer has shared a mashup video featuring the opening number to Lin-Manuel Miranda's Tony Award winning musical HAMILTON with HBO's hit series GAME OF THRONES.  (more...)

Immersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This FallImmersive KPOP to Take Over A.R.T./New York Theatres This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Ars Nova, in association with Ma-Yi Theater and Woodshed Collective, presents the world premiere of KPOP, a high-octane immersive event that gives you a backstage pass to a K-pop music factory. (more...)

Euan Morton to be Crowned King George III in HAMILTON on BroadwayEuan Morton to be Crowned King George III in HAMILTON on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 12, 2017

Tony Award-nominee Euan Morton will join the Broadway cast of HAMILTON as King George III on Friday, July 28, it has been announced by HAMILTON producer Jeffrey Seller. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan SayerThe Theater People Podcast Chats with BANDSTAND's Laura Osnes and THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG's Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer
by Theater People Podcast - Jul 10, 2017

On Monday, July 10, the Theater People podcast welcomes two-time Tony nominee Laura Osnes and Henry Lewis and Jonathan Sayer of THE PLAY THAT GOES WRONG. For the first part of the episode, host Patrick Hinds chats with Osnes (who is making her fourth appearance on Theater People) about her work in BANDSTAND. Osnes, who has been with the show since it's very first reading, shares stories about how the show has developed, why she turned down other roles to stay with the piece, and a personal family story about why she feels so connected to the role. (more...)

People's Light Announces Second Round of the New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission ProgramPeople's Light Announces Second Round of the New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission Program
by BWW News Desk - Jul 7, 2017

People's Light is proud to announce Sanjit De Silva, James Ijames, Deepa Purohit, and Laura Schellhardt as the participating playwrights in the second round of the company's groundbreaking New Play Frontiers Residency & Commission program. The playwrights officially begin the program on July 9, 2017, in conjunction with the final performance of Project Dawn by Karen Hartman, the first New Play Frontiers play to premiere at People's Light. This second round of residencies and commissions, along with the production of Project Dawn, are made possible in part by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. (more...)

VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Bringing HAMILTON to LA, #Ham4All & Hollywood Walk of Fame HonorVIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Talks Bringing HAMILTON to LA, #Ham4All & Hollywood Walk of Fame Honor
by TV News Desk - Jul 6, 2017

Tony, Grammy and Pulitzer Prize winner Lin-Manuel Miranda stopped by this morning's TODAY to talk about bringing his hit Broadway musical HAMILTON to Los Angeles. The Tony winner also explains how you could be there on opening night as a VIP guest (more...)

Shout it to the Rooftops! HAMILTON Instrumentals and Authorized Sing Along Program Available TodayShout it to the Rooftops! HAMILTON Instrumentals and Authorized Sing Along Program Available Today
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2017

It was announced today by Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ahmir 'Questlove' Thompson Tariq 'Black Thought,' Stro Elliot, and Jonathan Groff in a digital #Ham4Ham (see below) that The Hamilton Instrumentals and an authorized sing-along program that can be organized royalty free by fans around the globe are now available. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek KlenaThe Theater People Podcast Chats with ANASTASIA's Derek Klena
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 26, 2017

On Monday, June 26th, the Theater People podcast welcome's ANASTASIA star Derek Klena. For the podcast, Klena tells all about creating the role of Dmitri in the new Broadway production alongside his friend and CARRIE: THE MUSICAL co-star Christy Altomare. (more...)

HAMILTON Star Jordan Fisher Says He Will Return to BroadwayHAMILTON Star Jordan Fisher Says He Will Return to Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

Just Jared reports that former star of Hamilton Jordan Fisher says he will definitely return to Broadway in the future.  (more...)

VIDEO: Love is Love is Love! The Cast of HAMILTON Celebrates PrideVIDEO: Love is Love is Love! The Cast of HAMILTON Celebrates Pride
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2017

The cast of Hamilton shared a #Ham4Pride video via Facebook celebrating pride weekend with the words of mastermind Lin-Manuel Miranda: 'Love is love is love.' Check out the video below! (more...)

ALADDIN's Courtney Reed to Make Solo Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below This SundayALADDIN's Courtney Reed to Make Solo Cabaret Debut at Feinstein's/54 Below This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Courtney Reed, current and original star of Disney's Aladdin on Broadway and veteran of In The Heights and Mamma Mia!, is set to make her solo cabaret debut this Sunday evening at Feinstein's/54 Below. (more...)

Mike Jibson, Ash Hunter, and  Jamael Westman to Take Their Shot in West End HAMILTONMike Jibson, Ash Hunter, and Jamael Westman to Take Their Shot in West End HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

London's Hamilton has found its ten-dollar founding father. The Daily Mail writes that Jamael Westman will take on the title role originated by Lin-Manuel Miranda on Broadway. (more...)

Photo Coverage: #EduHam Takes Over at the Richard Rodgers Theatre!Photo Coverage: #EduHam Takes Over at the Richard Rodgers Theatre!
by Walter McBride - Jun 8, 2017

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10. This educational partnership, made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation, is not only providing 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see HAMILTON on Broadway, but provides educational material by Gilder Lehrman to incorporate material from the musical into the American History curriculum. (more...)

Alexis Michelle's IT TAKES A WOMAN to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below Next WeekAlexis Michelle's IT TAKES A WOMAN to Hit Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, welcomes back Alexis Michelle, star of Season 9 of RuPaul's Drag Race, for the final performance of her headline run of her solo show It Takes A Woman next Thursday, June 13, 2017 at 9:30 PM. This time with lots of surprises for Pride including a duest with Andrew Keenan-Bolger! (more...)

Richard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor PlaceRichard Nelson's ILLYRIA, Lynn Nottage's MLIMA'S TALE, UNDER THE RADAR and More Among Public Theater's 50th Anniversary Season at Astor Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Public Theater Artistic Director Oskar Eustis and Executive Director Patrick Willingham announced the line-up today for The Public's Astor Anniversary Season at their landmark downtown home on Lafayette Street, celebrating 50 years of new work at 425 Lafayette. (more...)

Photo Coverage: History is Non-Stop at HAMILTON's Latest #EduHam MatineePhoto Coverage: History is Non-Stop at HAMILTON's Latest #EduHam Matinee
by Walter McBride - May 30, 2017

#EduHam is a series of HAMILTON Wednesday matinees made available to New York City schools with a high concentration of students from low-income families for the ticket price of only $10. This educational partnership, made possible through a $1.46 million grant by The Rockefeller Foundation, is not only providing 20,000 NYC public school students with the opportunity to see HAMILTON on Broadway, but provides educational material by Gilder Lehrman to incorporate material from the musical into the American History curriculum. (more...)

BWW TV: She's a Shining Light! O'Neill Theatre Center Honors Judith Light with Monte Cristo Award!BWW TV: She's a Shining Light! O'Neill Theatre Center Honors Judith Light with Monte Cristo Award!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 28, 2017

It was a night full of Broadway and TV reunions for beloved stage and screen star Judith Light at the 2017 Monte Cristo Award ceremony earlier this week, presented by the Eugene O'Neill Theater Center and held for the first time at 583 Park Avenue. Light's LOMBARDI co-star Dan Lauria and 'Ugly Betty' co-star Michael Urie joined in on the celebrations, and Director Thomas Kail presented Light with her honor.  (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty BuckleyThe Theater People Podcast Chats with the Legendary Betty Buckley
by Theater People Podcast - May 23, 2017

On Tuesday, May 23rd the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony winner and Broadway legend Betty Buckley. For the episode, Buckley shares hilarious and fascinating stories from her nearly five decades as a Broadway and West End star. She also shares cuts from her new album STORY SONGS. (more...)

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