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FREEZE FRAME: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of WAITRESS!FREEZE FRAME: In the Recording Studio with the Cast of WAITRESS!
by Walter McBride - May 2, 2016

DMI Soundtracks will soon release the original cast album for WAITRESS, distributed by Warner-Elektra-Atlantic Corporation. Produced by Sara Bareilles and Neal Avron, the cast album is projected for release on June 10th across digital platforms and on July 1st on compact disc. The cast just hit the recording studio today and you can check out a photo preview from the special day below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND's Laura Michelle Kelly Previews Her Feinstein's/54 Below Show!Photo Coverage: FINDING NEVERLAND's Laura Michelle Kelly Previews Her Feinstein's/54 Below Show!
by Walter McBride - May 2, 2016

On May 2, 16 and 30, Feinstein's/54 Below will welcome Broadway leading lady Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland, Mary Poppins, Fiddler on the Roof) in a personal, revealing evening of song and stories. You'll hear some of her most favorite songs, ranging from musical theatre classics like "Don't Rain on My Parade", to current pop hits by artists such as Sara Bareilles. There will even be tunes from her favorite shows written by Jason Robert Brown, Stephen Sondheim, and Gary Barlow & Eliot Kennedy… who wrote her current Broadway venture, Finding Neverland. Laura Michelle Kelly invites you to experience her heart and a taste of what makes her feel at home. Be ready for some fun surprises and a big hearted welcome! (more...)

Up on the Marquee: AN ACT OF GOD Returns!Up on the Marquee: AN ACT OF GOD Returns!
by Walter McBride - May 2, 2016

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, Tony® nominee and Emmy® winnerSean Hayes will play God in a limited 14-week engagement of the hit Broadway comedy An Act of God at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) beginning May 28, 2016. David Javerbaum's comedy returns to New York after launching the 2015-2016 Broadway season in a sold-out, critically acclaimed run and a second Godly successful run starring Sean Hayes in Los Angeles. (more...)

Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKSOprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Emmy® winner and Oscar® nominee Oprah Winfrey (“Selma,” “The Color Purple,” “Lee Daniels' The Butler”) will star in HBO Films' THE IMMORTAL LIFE OF HENRIETTA LACKS, based on Rebecca Skloot's critically acclaimed, bestselling nonfiction book of the same name. (more...)

Baby #2 on the Way for SCANDAL Star Kerry WashingtonBaby #2 on the Way for SCANDAL Star Kerry Washington
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Sources have confirmed to E! News exclusively that SCANDAL star Kerry Washington is expecting her second child with husband Nnamdi Asomugha. (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Trekkie Monster Debuts the New AVENUE Q Taxi!Photo Coverage: Trekkie Monster Debuts the New AVENUE Q Taxi!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

You might be seeing a little bit more of AVENUE Q on the streets of New York City- that's because the show will appear on some NYC taxis this spring. Trekkie Monster just celebrated with a ride in his own cap and you can catch photos below! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHUFFLE ALONG's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just lastnight, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 23-29THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: April 23-29
by Nora Dominick - Apr 29, 2016

Gearing up for Tony Award nomination this coming week? Didn't have time to check in on your favorite Broadway stars? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!Photo Coverage: The SHUFFLE ALONG Cast Takes Opening Night Bows!
by Walter McBride - Apr 29, 2016

A re-imagined version of the 1921 musical SHUFFLE ALONG, one of the earliest stage hits starring, written and directed by African-Americans, opened just last night, April 28, on Broadway at the Music Box Theatre. This marks the final opening of the 2015-16 theatre season! BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Ruth Wilson to Play Title Role in Ivo van Hove's HEDDA GABLER at the NationalRuth Wilson to Play Title Role in Ivo van Hove's HEDDA GABLER at the National
by Jessica Khan - Apr 28, 2016

Ruth Wilson is headed back to the stage after her star turn in Broadway's CONSTELLATIONS. (more...)

Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT!Photo Coverage: On the Opening Night Red Carpet for LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT!
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ryan Murphy, presents Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as 'Mary Tyrone' alongside Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as 'James Tyrone,' Academy Award nomineeMichael Shannon as 'James Tyrone, Jr.,' and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as 'Edmund Tyrone', and Colby Minifie as 'Cathleen.' Jonathan Kent directs as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT began on April 3, 2016, and just opened last night, April 27, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 26, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and we're taking you onto the red carpet below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGNT Celebrates Opening Night!Photo Coverage: LONG DAYS JOURNEY INTO NIGNT Celebrates Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2016

Roundabout Theatre Company, in association with Ryan Murphy, presents Eugene O'Neill's LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT, starring Academy and Emmy Award winner Jessica Lange as 'Mary Tyrone' alongside Golden Globe winner and Tony Award nominee Gabriel Byrne as 'James Tyrone,' Academy Award nominee Michael Shannon as 'James Tyrone, Jr.,' and Tony Award winner John Gallagher Jr. as 'Edmund Tyrone', and Colby Minifie as 'Cathleen.' (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

The upcoming Broadway revival of Ben Hecht and Charles MacArthur's dark comedy The Front Page has welcomed another stage vet to the fold. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Joe Mantello to Star in GLASS MENAGERIE Broadway Revival?Rialto Chatter: Joe Mantello to Star in GLASS MENAGERIE Broadway Revival?
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Director Sam Gold is hoping Joe Mantello may take on the role of Tom in a revival of THE GLASS MENAGERIE. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & Company Take Opening Night Bows in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHTPhoto Coverage: Jessica Lange, Gabriel Byrne & Company Take Opening Night Bows in LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2016

Jonathan Kent directs as part of Roundabout Theatre Company's 50th anniversary season. LONG DAY'S JOURNEY INTO NIGHT began on April 3, 2016, and just opened last night, April 27, 2016. This is a limited engagement through Sunday, June 26, 2016 on Broadway at the American Airlines Theatre on Broadway (227 West 42nd Street). BroadwayWorld was there for the special night and you can go inside the curtain call below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: TUCK EVERLASTING Company Celebrates an Enchanting Opening Night!Photo Coverage: TUCK EVERLASTING Company Celebrates an Enchanting Opening Night!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

If you could live forever, would you? Take a journey you'll never forget in this powerful new musical about love, family and living life to the fullest. With direction and choreography by Tony Award® winner Casey Nicholaw (Something Rotten!, Aladdin, The Book of Mormon), Tuck Everlasting just opened last night at the Broadhurst Theatre (235 West 44th Street) and BroadwayWorld has on hand for all of the festivities. Check out complete coverage from the after party below! (more...)

Comedian Wayne Brady Set to Host 17th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDSComedian Wayne Brady Set to Host 17th Annual GOLDEN TRAILER AWARDS
by TV News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Multi-talented recording artist, actor, comedian and Emmy Award-winner Wayne Brady, will serve as the Master of Ceremonies for the 17(th) Annual Golden Trailer Awards (more...)

Director Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival JuryDirector Sam Mendes to Head 73rd Venice International Film Festival Jury
by Movies News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

British director Sam Mendes (American Beauty, Road to Perdition, Skyfall, Spectre) will be the president of the International Jury of the Competition at the 73rd Venice International Film Festival (more...)

Des McAnuff Will Helm Workshop for New Donna Summer Musical!Des McAnuff Will Helm Workshop for New Donna Summer Musical!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Get ready to disco, Broadway! According to an Equity casting notice, a new musical is in the works based on the life of Donna Summer, who passed away in 2012 after a long battle with cancer. Produced by Tommy Mottola and The Dodgers, THE DONNA SUMMER PROJECT will get a workshop this summer, with Des McAnuff at the helm and Sergio Trujillo as choreographer.  (more...)

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