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Players Club of Swarthmore Theater to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/20-4/4Players Club of Swarthmore Theater to Present THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, 3/20-4/4
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Well, they can spell, but can they get a life? The Players Club of Swarthmore Theater invites audiences to laugh at the nerdy antics of some quirky spelling contestants, in The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, directed by Chaz Meyers. These serious spellers hit the Players Club of Swarthmore stage for 10 performances: March 20th to April 4th. (more...)

Arkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & MoreArkansas Repertory Theatre Sets 2015-16 Season: 'BRIDGES,' 'SPELLING BEE,' 'STARCATCHER' & More
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Arkansas Repertory Theatre, the state's largest nonprofit professional theatre, is proud to announce its 40th Season. Beginning in September, the new season will include Tony Award-winning artistic experiences and family favorites that exemplify The Rep's mission of producing diverse work of the highest artistic standards for its Arkansas audience. (more...)

Judith Light, Thomas Schumacher & More to Serve as Judges for Tony Awards' First Theatre Education AwardJudith Light, Thomas Schumacher & More to Serve as Judges for Tony Awards' First Theatre Education Award
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

The Tony Awards and Carnegie Mellon University (CMU) today announced the panel of esteemed judges for the inaugural 'Excellence in Theatre Education Award.' (more...)

Jonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON TonightJonathan Groff Takes Over as 'King George' in HAMILTON Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Mar 3, 2015

The Public Theater welcomes Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff to the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' tonight, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Andrew Rannells & Jimmy Fallon Audition for GLEE's Series FinaleVIDEO: Watch Andrew Rannells & Jimmy Fallon Audition for GLEE's Series Finale
by Caryn Robbins - Feb 26, 2015

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, after finding out guest Andrew Rannells has a part on Glee's final episode, Jimmy suggested they turn the role into a duet and audition with 'True' by Spandau Ballet. (more...)

Terrific Performances From Both Veterans and Newcomers Highlight 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Show at Joe's PubTerrific Performances From Both Veterans and Newcomers Highlight 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards Show at Joe's Pub
by Andrew Martin - Feb 26, 2015

In just three years since the inception of the BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards, the ceremony has evolved into one of the community's most-anticipated events. And this year's festivities, the second one at Joe's Pub, proved to be the most glittering and energetic assemblage to date. In fact, there couldn't have been a more promising start to the annual cabaret awards season, which continues with the Bistro Awards at Gotham Comedy Club on March 4, and culminates with the MAC Awards (Manhattan Association of Cabarets & Clubs) at BB King's on March 26. The 3rd Annual BWW Awards Show was just the right spark to get this season's prizes off to a veritable fireworks display. (more...)

This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!This Just In! Jonathan Groff to Take Over as King George in HAMILTON!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

The Public Theater (Artistic Director, Oskar Eustis; Executive Director, Patrick Willingham) announced today that Tony Award nominee Jonathan Groff will join the cast of HAMILTON as 'King George' on Tuesday, March 3. Groff, who performed in The Public's recent revival of Hair as well as The Bacchae and The Singing Forest, is replacing Brian d'Arcy James, who will be starring in Something Rotten on Broadway this spring. The world premiere musical HAMILTON, inspired by the book 'Alexander Hamilton' by Ron Chernow, with book, music, and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda and directed by Thomas Kail, has been extended three times at The Public due to sold-out demand and will close as scheduled on Sunday, May 3 prior to a Broadway transfer to the Richard Rodgers Theatre beginning July 13 and opening August 6. (more...)

The Brown Paper Box Co. to Present [TITLE OF SHOW] This SummerThe Brown Paper Box Co. to Present [TITLE OF SHOW] This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Feb 23, 2015

The Brown Paper Box Co. announces the Chicago storefront premiere of [title of show], with music and lyrics by Jeff Bowen and book by Hunter Bell. The show will run from July 17 through August 16, 2015 at Rivendell Theatre in Chicago's Edgewater neighborhood (5779 N. Ridge Ave.). Press performances are Sunday, July 19 at 2 P.M. and Monday, July 20 at 7:30 P.M. Audition information and more will be posted at www.brownpaperbox.org. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Intrepid Shakespeare Company's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEEPhoto Flash: First Look at Intrepid Shakespeare Company's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 19, 2015

Intrepid Shakespeare Company closes its season with this winning production of the TONY Award and the Drama Desk Award winning musical for Best Book, The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee, which has charmed audiences across the country with its effortless wit and humor. Featuring a fast-paced wildly funny and touching book by Rachel Sheinkin and a truly fresh and vibrant score by William Finn, this bee is one unforgettable experience. (more...)

Cast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights HorizonsCast Announced for New Schwartz & Almond Musical IOWA at Playwrights Horizons
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2015

Playwrights Horizons has announced casting for IOWA, the world premiere of a new musical play written by Susan Smith Blackburn Prize finalist Jenny Schwartz (God's Ear, Somewhere Fun), music by Todd Almond (Stage Kiss at PH, Kansas City Choir Boy, The Tempest, On the Levee) and lyrics by Mr. Almond and Ms. Schwartz. Directed by two-time Obie Award winner Ken Rus Schmoll (Red Dog Howls, Middletown, What Once We Felt; next season's just-announced Antlia Pneumatica by Anne Washburn at PH), the musical play will be the fifth production of the theater company's 2014/2015 Season. (more...)

Playhouse South to Stage THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Begin. 3/6Playhouse South to Stage THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Begin. 3/6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is a hip musical comedy which follows six young people in the throes of puberty, who are overseen by grown-ups who barely managed to escape childhood themselves, as they learn that winning isn't everything and that losing doesn't necessarily make you a loser. At each performance, audience volunteers are selected and invited on stage to participate in the Bee, making each performance unique. THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE is recommended for theatergoers 13 and over. (more...)

McDaniel College's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Run 3/4-7McDaniel College's THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE to Run 3/4-7
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2015

McDaniel College theatre arts students perform in the Tony Award-winning musical comedy "The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee." Performances are Wednesday, March 4 - Saturday, March 7, 7:30 p.m., in WMC Alumni Hall at McDaniel College, 2 College Hill, Westminster, Md. (Note: the show contains some adult content and is suitable for ages 12 and over.) (more...)

New Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 SeasonNew Works by Jordan Harrison, Danai Gurira, Taylor Mac & More Make Up Playwrights Horizons' 2015-16 Season
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

Playwrights Horizons, under the leadership of Artistic Director Tim Sanford and Managing Director Leslie Marcus, has announced the six productions of its 2015/2016 Season. The six new works will be presented at the theater company's home at 416 West 42nd Street. In season order, they will be: (more...)

Clocktower Players TEEN Troupe's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Continues TonightClocktower Players TEEN Troupe's 25th ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Continues Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

Clocktower Players TEEN Troupe continues THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE tonight, February 7 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

TheaterWorks' DANCING LESSONS, Starring Paige Davis, Extends thru March 6TheaterWorks' DANCING LESSONS, Starring Paige Davis, Extends thru March 6
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

TheaterWorks the award winning theater in downtown Hartford, under the leadership of Producing Artistic Director Rob Ruggiero, announced today that DANCING LESSONS by Mark St. Germain will extend its run through Friday, March 6, 2015 due to popular demand. (more...)

Emily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at PorchlightEmily Berman, Rebecca Finnegan and More Set for Chicago Debut of SONDHEIM ON SONDHEIM, Beginning Tonight at Porchlight
by BWW News Desk - Feb 6, 2015

Porchlight Music Theatre presents the second production in its 20th Anniversary Season of Sondheim, the Chicago premiere of Sondheim on Sondheim, beginning tonight, February 6, and running through March 15, 2015, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, conceived by James Lapine, direction by Nick Bowling with music direction by Porchlight Artistic Associate Austin Cook at Stage 773, 1225 W. Belmont Ave. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Video Roundup- FALSETTOS Will March Back to Broadway!STAGE TUBE: Video Roundup- FALSETTOS Will March Back to Broadway!
by Stage Tube - Feb 5, 2015

For anyone who missed out on the original production or just needs to brush up on their Falsettos, BroadwayWorld brings you a roundup of some of our favorite songs from the show below! (more...)

Breaking News: William Finn & James Lapine's Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Returning to Broadway in 2016Breaking News: William Finn & James Lapine's Tony-Winning Musical FALSETTOS Returning to Broadway in 2016
by BWW News Desk - Feb 5, 2015

Producer Jordan Roth, President of Jujamcyn Theaters, announced today that William Finn and James Lapine's landmark musical, Falsettos, the theatrical masterpiece that forever reshaped our collective definition of family, will return to Broadway next Spring with an all new production directed by Mr. Lapine. Falsettos premiered on Broadway in 1992 - after its characters first captured the hearts of theatergoers Off Broadway - garnering rave reviews and seven Tony Award nominations, including Best Musical, and going onto win for Best Original Score (Finn) and Best Book of a Musical (Lapine and Finn). (more...)

Photo Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling ClassicPhoto Coverage: Let's Bowl! Go Inside Second Stage's 2015 Bowling Classic
by Jennifer Broski - Feb 3, 2015

For over 25 years, stars of stage and screen have come out to bowl in support of Second Stage's award-winning seasons and to assist the theatre in its fund-raising efforts at its annual All-Star Bowling Classic. Last night, stars gathered at Lucky Strike Lanes and Lounge to bowl and BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the event below! (more...)

Yellow Sound Label to Release THE MEMORY SHOW Cast Recording in MarchYellow Sound Label to Release THE MEMORY SHOW Cast Recording in March
by BWW News Desk - Feb 2, 2015

YELLOW SOUND LABEL will release the Off-Broadway cast recording of the new musical The Memory Show. The album will be available at iTunes, Amazon.com, and in stores on March 10. Originally presented in New York by Transport Group, the show has music by Zach Redler and book and lyrics by Sara Cooper with direction by Drama Desk nominee Joe Calarco. Vadim Feichtner serves as music director with orchestrations by Lynne Shankel. The Memory Show stars Leslie Kritzer (Sondheim on Sondheim, A Catered Affair) and Tony Award nominee Catherine Cox (Baby, Footloose). The new recording is produced by Emmy Award-winner and Grammy Award-nominee Michael Croiter (Matilda, Big Fish, Heathers). Pre-order the album at ?www.yellowsoundlabel.com. (more...)

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