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BWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY  at the La Jolla PlayhouseBWW Review: FREAKY FRIDAY at the La Jolla Playhouse
by E.H. Reiter - Feb 25, 2017

'Freaky Friday' at the La Jolla Playhouse is plaing through March 19th (more...)

FW: The Barn Players Rock & Romance With HIGH FIDELITYFW: The Barn Players Rock & Romance With HIGH FIDELITY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

The Barn Players are pleased to present the Kansas City community theater premiere of "High Fidelity," based on the acclaimed novel by Nick Hornby. With a rockin' score by by Tom Kitt, memorable lyrics by Amanda Green, and an ironic, comic book by David Lindsay-Abaire, this is a musical experience not to be missed. The Barn's production is directed by Tiffany Garrison-Schweigert, with musical direction by Delano Mendoza. (more...)

MAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage TheatreMAN FROM NEBRASKA Extends Through March 26 at Second Stage Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2017

Due to extremely high ticket demand, Second Stage Theatre's New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, has announced a two-week extension after opening to extremely positive reviews on February 15th. The production will now play through March 26 at the Tony Kiser Theatre (305 West 43rd Street). (more...)

Podcast: 'Broadway Backstory' Explores NEXT TO NORMAL's Road to BroadwayPodcast: 'Broadway Backstory' Explores NEXT TO NORMAL's Road to Broadway
by Theater People Podcast - Feb 21, 2017

The episode tracks NEXT TO NORMAL's journey to Broadway. Through interviews with the show's stars, composers Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey, Director Michael Greif, and Producers David Stone and Carole Rothman, the episode follows the show from it's first incarnation as a college project to a 10-minute musical at the famed BMI Workshop and then through it's development process off-Broadway and out of town before landing on Broadway were it became a long-running Pulitzer Prize winning hit. (more...)


by Theater People Podcast - Feb 21, 2017

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Refuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through MarchRefuge Theatre Project's HIGH FIDELITY Remount Extends Through March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 20, 2017

The current remount of Refuge Theatre Project's enormously successful 2016 production of High Fidelity: The Musical, originally scheduled to close on March 6, 2017, has been extended three weeks to Saturday, March 25, 2017. (more...)

BWW Review: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL at Beck Center For The Arts/Baldwin Wallace University's Musical Theatre ProgramBWW Review: BRING IT ON: THE MUSICAL at Beck Center For The Arts/Baldwin Wallace University's Musical Theatre Program
by Roy Berko - Feb 20, 2017

Mention Lin-Manuel Miranda and the musical sensation Hamilton comes to mind. If not, then, In the Heights, which had a run at Beck Center last year, is noted. Few know Miranda also wrote both the music and lyrics, along with Tom Kitt and Amanda Green for Bring It On: The Musical, with book by Jeff Whitty, which is loosely based on the 2000 film of the same name. The script centers on the competitive world of cheerleading, with side stories about bullying, teen angst and determining what's important in the world. (more...)

PRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This MonthPRETTY FILTHY Cast to Celebrate Album Release at Feinstein's/54 Below This Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

The Civilians, Ghostlight Records, and Jon B. Platt will celebrate the recent release of the PRETTY FILTHY original cast recording with an unforgettable evening of this groundbreaking show about the "Other Hollywood" at Feinstein's/54 Below on Tuesday, February 21 at 7:00 PM.  (more...)

Morgan Keene and Timothy J. Alex to Lead MIDWESTERN GOTHIC at Signature Theatre; Cast Complete!Morgan Keene and Timothy J. Alex to Lead MIDWESTERN GOTHIC at Signature Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2017

Signature Theatre has announced the full cast and creative team for the world premiere production of Midwestern Gothic. Midwestern Gothic will run March 14 - April 30 in Signature Theatre's ARK Theatre. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of MAN FROM NEBRASKAPhoto Coverage: Second Stage Celebrates Opening Night of MAN FROM NEBRASKA
by Walter McBride - Feb 16, 2017

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Kyle Riabko Returns to Joe's Pub This Week with CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINEDKyle Riabko Returns to Joe's Pub This Week with CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

As previously announced, Kyle Riabko - star and creator of the hit West End show Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined and the earlier acclaimed Off-Broadway version What's it All About? Bacharach Reimagined - will return to JOE'S PUB at THE PUBLIC for two solo concerts by popular demand on today, February 15, 2017 at 7:00 PM and Saturday, February 18, 2017 at 9:30 PM.  (more...)

FREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla PlayhouseFREAKY FRIDAY Musical Extends Again at La Jolla Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Feb 14, 2017

Due to overwhelming demand, La Jolla Playhouse is adding a seventh week of performances for Disney's Freaky Friday.  The show will extend its run through March 19.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Theatre Life with AnnMarie MilazzoBWW Interview: Theatre Life with AnnMarie Milazzo
by Elliot Lanes - Feb 12, 2017

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The Barn Players to Mix Rock and Romance in HIGH FIDELITYThe Barn Players to Mix Rock and Romance in HIGH FIDELITY
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The Barn Players will present the Kansas City community theater premiere of High Fidelity, March 3-19, 2017. (more...)

Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton to Reprise Mother-Daughter Roles When FREAKY FRIDAY Hits Cleveland; Show Extended!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The body-swapping duo in Cleveland Play House's (CPH) musical production of Disney's Freaky Friday will be played by Heidi Blickenstaff (Broadway's Something Rotten!) and Emma Hunton (Broadway's Spring Awakening). (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at High-Flying BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL at Beck CenterPhoto Flash: First Look at High-Flying BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL at Beck Center
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

BRING IT ON THE MUSICAL, with Libretto by Jeff Whitty, Music by Tom Kitt & Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Lyrics by Amanda Green & Lin-Manuel Miranda, opens tonight, February 10, at Beck Center for a run through February 26, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

World Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally TodayWorld Premiere Studio Recording of Disney's FREAKY FRIDAY A New Musical Released Digitally Today
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2017

The world premiere studio recording of Disney's Freaky Friday, the new musical based on the beloved novel by Mary Rodgers and two hit Disney films, is released digitally by Walt Disney Records today, February 10, 2017. (more...)

WAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 GalaWAR PAINT's Christine Ebersole and Patti LuPone to Headline Playwrights Horizons' 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2017

Acclaimed Off-Broadway theater company Playwrights Horizons will hold its annual Spring Gala on Monday evening, May 8 at the event space 583 Park Avenue. Titled A CELEBRATION OF SONG, the evening will honor three of the company's exceptional alumni writers: Tony Award nominee Scott Frankel (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights), Tony Award nominee Michael Korie (Grey Gardens and Far From Heaven at Playwrights) and Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Doug Wright (I Am My Own Wife and Grey Gardens at Playwrights). (more...)

Six Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant RecipientsSix Emerging Artists Named 2017 Jonathan Larson Grant Recipients
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2017

The American Theatre Wing announced today that the 2017 Jonathan Larson Grants recipients are Ben Bonnema (book, music and lyrics), Maggie-Kate Coleman & Erato A. Kremmyda (music and lyrics), Ty Defoe & Tidtaya Sinutoke (book, music and lyrics), and Michael R. Jackson (book, music and lyrics). (more...)

2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations2017 Helen Hayes Award Nominations Announced; COME FROM AWAY Nabs 14 Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2017

The 2017 Helen Hayes Award nominations were announced tonight. A line-up of leading theatre artists announced nominations in 47 categories of artistic excellence. Award recipients will be announced at the Helen Hayes Awards gala event to be held at the Lincoln Theatre on Monday, May 15 with an after-party hosted at Washington's legendary 9:30 Club. (more...)

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