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Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for A BRONX TALEPhoto Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for A BRONX TALE
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the red carpet arrivals below! (more...)

Annette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This WinterAnnette O'Toole Joins MAN FROM NEBRASKA at Second Stage Theatre This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Just announced, Annette O'Toole will assume the role of Nancy Carpenter in the upcoming New York premiere production of Pulitzer Prize and Tony Award winner Tracy Letts' play, MAN FROM NEBRASKA, directed by David Cromer. (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Arrives on Broadway... and They Like It!Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Arrives on Broadway... and They Like It!
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the after party below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Takes Opening Night Bows on Broadway!Photo Coverage: A BRONX TALE Takes Opening Night Bows on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Dec 2, 2016

Just last night, A Bronx Tale opened at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48thStreet). The new musical, featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo, began performances on Thursday, November 3. BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can check out photos from the curtain call below! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Musical Adaptation of SOAPDISH in London in 2017?Kristin Chenoweth to Star in Musical Adaptation of SOAPDISH in London in 2017?
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Sources report that Broadway star Kristin Chenoweth may be making her return to the London stage in in George Stiles (music) and Anthony Drewe (lyrics) musical SOAPDISH. (more...)

Hugh Jackaman to Star in THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIANHugh Jackaman to Star in THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN
by Movies News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Hugh Jackman has signed on for the big screen adaptation of THE ABSOLUTELY TRUE DIARY OF A PART-TIME INDIAN from 20th Century Fox. (more...)

Rosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee MemorialRosemary Harris, Terrence McNally and More Slated for Edward Albee Memorial
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

Friends and colleagues who will participate in the memorial to Edward Albee on Tuesday, December 6, at 1 p.m. at the August Wilson Theatre (245 W. 52 St.) in NYC, have been announced. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Hangin' Backstage with HAMILTON's Newest Cast Member- Jordan Fisher!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Hangin' Backstage with HAMILTON's Newest Cast Member- Jordan Fisher!
by Walter McBride - Dec 1, 2016

Just before Thanksgiving, Actor and Hollywood Records recording artist Jordan Fisher made his Broadway debut in Hamilton, starring as John Laurens and Philip Hamilton. Fisher took over for original cast member Anthony Ramos who played his final performance on November 20. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel GreySutton Foster, Rory O'Malley, Bernadette Peters and More Join York Theatre Company's 2016 Gala Honoring Joel Grey
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

The York Theatre Company, dedicated to the development of new musicals and preserving musical gems from the past, has announced that several of Broadway's best - Carolee Carmello (Finding Neverland), Sutton Foster (Anything Goes), Bebe Neuwirth (Chicago), Rory O'Malley (The Book of Mormon), and Bernadette Peters (George M) (all subject to change) - are scheduled to appear as guest performers to honor legendary Oscar- and Tony Award-winner Joel Grey with the 25th Oscar Hammerstein Award for Lifetime Achievement in Musical Theatre at the 2016 Oscar Hammerstein Award Gala on Monday, December 5, 2016 at The Asia Society (725 Park Avenue). (more...)

Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!Ari Graynor and More Sign on for Anna Jordan's YEN at MCC Theater; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

MCC Theater announced today that stage and screen stars Ari Graynor, Stefania LaVie Owen and Justice Smith will join the previously announced Lucas Hedges in the American premiere of YEN, Anna Jordan's Bruntwood Prize-winning play, directed by MCC alum Trip Cullman. (more...)

BWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE GREAT COMET's Grace McLeanBWW Interview - Debut of the Month - THE GREAT COMET's Grace McLean
by Caryn Robbins - Nov 30, 2016

Today, Grace McLean speaks exclusively with BWW about making her Broadway debut and explains the importance of telling new, original stories in contemporary theater. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of August Wilson's JITNEY on Broadway!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

Manhattan Theatre Club's Broadway debut of August Wilson's Jitney, directed by Tony Award winner Ruben Santiago-Hudson (The Piano Lesson, Seven Guitars, Gem of the Ocean), will begin previews Wednesday, December 28 ahead of a Thursday, January 19 opening night at MTC's Samuel J. Friedman Theatre (261 West 47th Street). BroadwayWorld just met the cast and you can check out photos below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: THE ILLUSIONISTS: TURN OF THE CENTURY returns to Broadway- Meet the Cast!Photo Coverage: THE ILLUSIONISTS: TURN OF THE CENTURY returns to Broadway- Meet the Cast!
by Walter McBride - Nov 30, 2016

The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. (more...)

Off-Broadway Co-Stars Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski Expecting First ChildOff-Broadway Co-Stars Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski Expecting First Child
by TV News Desk - Nov 30, 2016

ET has confirmed the news that newly engaged couple Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski are expecting their first child together. (more...)

Jessica Rothe Set to Star in VALLEY GIRL MusicalJessica Rothe Set to Star in VALLEY GIRL Musical
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

According to Variety.com, Jessica Rothe has signed on to star in the upcoming MGM musical adaptation of VALLEY GIRLS.  (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Waterwell (Arian Moayed & Tom Ridgely, Artistic Directors) announced today the complete cast, comprised of Broadway regulars, Military veterans, and civilian artists, for the Blueprint Specials, presented in association with the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum and the Public Theater's Under the Radar Festival. (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Named Creative Producer & Musical Mastermind of THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLE FranchiseLin-Manuel Miranda Named Creative Producer & Musical Mastermind of THE KINGKILLER CHRONICLE Franchise
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Lin-Manuel Miranda, the creator and star of the smash Broadway musical Hamilton, is partnering with The Kingkiller Chronicle author Pat Rothfuss to serve as creative producer and musical mastermind of feature film and television series adaptations of the best-selling franchise book trilogy. (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURYFREEZE FRAME: Meet the Cast of THE ILLUSIONISTS - TURN OF THE CENTURY
by Walter McBride - Nov 29, 2016

The Illusionists - Turn Of The Century returns to Broadway for the third consecutive holiday season with a new show designed to transport audiences back to the golden age of magic. (more...)

Costume Designers Guild to Honor Meryl Streep & Jeffrey KurlandCostume Designers Guild to Honor Meryl Streep & Jeffrey Kurland
by Movies News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

The Costume Designers Guild will honor costume designer Jeffrey Kurland with the Career Achievement Award and Meryl Streep with the Distinguished Collaborator Award at the 19th CDG Awards. T (more...)

Kate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Derek Klena, and More in 
New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP at Joe's PubKate Baldwin, Sierra Boggess, Derek Klena, and More in New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP at Joe's Pub
by BWW News Desk - Nov 29, 2016

Artists Striving to End Poverty announces that its most festive holiday celebration, the Eighth Annual New York City Christmas: A Concert to Benefit ASTEP, will take place on Monday, December 12 at 7:00 PM at Joe's Pub at The Public in New York City. (more...)

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