After a smash-hit run at Central Park's Delacorte Theater, HAIR returned to Broadway for the first time in over 30 years. The story of a group of young Americans searching for love and peace during the Vietnam era, HAIR is a timeless portrait of a movement that changed the world. Its groundbreaking rock score paved the way for some of the greatest musicals of our time. Now, the 'Age of Aquarius' dawns again in this jubilant new production directed by Diane Paulus, with choreography by Karole Armitage. HAIR features a book and lyrics by Gerome Ragni and James Rado, and music by Galt MacDermot. (more...)
La La Land isn't the only vehicle opening the door for a new era of movie musicals. NYFA's original productions feature Tony Award winner James Monroe Iglehart (Hamilton, Aladdin), Tony Award nominee Charlotte d'Amboise (Pippin, A Chorus Line), Jen Perry (Kinky Boots) and others. (more...)
Christian Dante White has teamed with Brent Dundore to create Broadway Legacy, a photographic and editorial exhibition that celebrates African-American achievement in the Broadway industry. Broadway veteran John Eric Parker serves as styling consultant. (more...)
Honest Accomplice Theatre is dedicated to creating art for social change and last night premiered the The Trans Literacy Project at a once in a lifetime benefit event on September 19, 2016 at 42 West in New York, NY. Hosted by Susan Blackwell this evening featured the launch of The Trans Literacy Project as well as a celebrity game night. (more...)
There's a full house of sexy talent holding court over at Studio Theatre these days, and it's not limited to the four actors starring in Murder Ballad, an immersive work of theater being given an impressive DC production through June (the show was produced Off Broadway by the Manhattan Theatre Club in 2012). Credit must first be given to Director David Muse, and the creative team that has transformed Stage 4 at Studio's 14th St. venue into what feels remarkably like a rock music club that's been around for decades, and surrounds you with the music and story. (more...)
"An Old-Fashioned Walk"
or, I cheated on this title a little because I have a car
Good day, friends! This week, I would like to take you through a week in my life at Irving Berlin's Holiday Inn, currently playing at the Goodspeed Opera House. I call this "An Old-Fashioned Walk" because a large majority of the company do not have vehicles up here, so they are old-fashioned walking everywhere. Also, since everything seems to be a 20 minute drive away, we old-fashioned walk to the theatre every day. And to 32 Main, the coffee shop up the hill. And to the liquor store across the street. Plus, I old-fashioned walk my dog, Milo, every single day, like 47 times a day, so my whole life seems to be old-fashioned walking. Thank goodness I have a FitBit to tell me if I'm old-fashioned walking enough every day! (more...)
A great, big Broadway season is on its way, with fourteen productions already slated to open in the next few months. The craziness is almost upon us, but there is still plenty of time to catch up on what's been going on at Broadway's already occupied theaters .
BroadwayWorld will be profiling the hits of the Great White Way that continue to draw crowds after months, years, and (in some cases) decades. Meet the current cast of Broadway's THE BOOK OF MORMON below! (more...)
Last night at New York City's Pierre Hotel, the National Corporate Theatre Fund (NCTF) honored Tony and Emmy Award Winning singer and actress Kristin Chenoweth, and the Edgerton Foundation for their leadership in the arts at the NCTF 2014 Chairman's Awards Gala. The evening included a special performance by Tony Award Winner Jefferson Mays and Bryce Pinkham, stars of the current hit musical A Gentleman's Guide to Love and Murder; an excerpt from the highly acclaimed show Witness Uganda, currently at A.R.T. (an NCTF member theatre); and an appearance by legendary comedian Lily Tomlin, currently on tour with a solo show.
BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photo coverage below! (more...)
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced additional casting and creatives for the 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)
The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) announced initial casting for the 25th Annual Festival of New Musicals on Thursday, October 17 and Friday, October 18 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)
Jason Robert Brown's SONGS FOR A NEW WORLD was performed last night, March 11 at XL Cabaret (512 West 42nd St). The evening, directed by two-time Tony nominee Jeff Calhoun, starred Nick Adams, Ashley Brown, Jessica Rush and Michael James Scott. BroadwayWorld was there for the special event and you can check out photos from the star-studded arrivals below! (more...)
Rory O'Malley has announced on his Facebook page today that he will be exiting the Tony-award winning musical BOOK OF MORMON. According to the post, his last performance will be on Sunday, January 27th. (more...)
It's Saturday, and that means it's time for BroadwayWorld's 'Saturday Intermission Pics' round-up! Today's photos feature the casts of Broadway's SCANDALOUS, EVITA promoting 'Broadway Scares', KINKY BOOTS, THE BOOK OF MORMON, NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT, CHAPLIN, WICKED, NEWSIES, CHICAGO, FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, the national tours of CATCH ME IF YOU CAN and ANYTHING GOES, two pics from the West End, and regional productions of LORD OF THE FLIES, LOVE STORY, BLOODY BLOODY ANDREW JACKSON and more! (more...)
Demetria McKinney plays the role of Deena in The Muny's production of DREAMGIRLS, running through July 22, 2012, in St. Louis. Before the opening of this historic production, she sat down with Mike Isaacson to discuss her path to this role, her television acting career and her relationship with Jennifer Holliday. Watch the video interview below! (more...)
This summer, original 'Effie,' Jennifer Holliday will return to DREAMGIRLS, playing the role at the MUNY in St. Louis. BroadwayWorld brings you highlights from the show's opening night, July 16, below! (more...)
This summer, original 'Effie,' Jennifer Holliday will return to DREAMGIRLS, playing the role at the MUNY in St. Louis. According the the MUNY's official website, Milton Craig Nealy will star as Jimmy, alongside previously announced Demetria McKinney as Deena, Jenelle Lynn Randall as Lorrell, Muny veteran Ken Page as Marty, Christopher Jackson as Curtis, Karla Mosely as Michelle, and Tommar Wilson as C.C. (more...)
This will be regular participants Priscilla, Queen of the Desert's Nick Adams, Ellyn Marsh and company's final SIP before the show closes on Broadway tomorrow, and the cast of Godspell prepares for its June 24 closing on the Great White Way as well. We wish them well! See below for June 23rd's matinee SIPs from Broadway's Priscilla, Queen of the Desert, Jesus Christ Superstar, The Phantom of the Opera, Newsies, Mary Poppins, Evita, Rock of Ages, The Book of Mormon, Nice Work If You Can Get It, Ghost (Broadway AND West End!), The Gershwins' Porgy and Bess, Once On This Island at Paper Mill, First You Dream at the Kennedy Center, La Cage aux Folles National Tour, Pittsburgh CLO's A Chorus Line, Gateway's My Fair Lady, Arizona Broadway Theatre's Grease and more! (more...)