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Broadway Veterans Justin Guarini and Deborah Cox Will Host Tony Awards Times Square SimulcastBroadway Veterans Justin Guarini and Deborah Cox Will Host Tony Awards Times Square Simulcast
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2015

Clear Channel Spectacolor, a brand division of Clear Channel Outdoor Americas (CCOA), in partnership with Tony Awards Productions and The Times Square Alliance, today announced that the seventh annual simulcast of the Tony Awards® will be hosted by co-executive producer, Justin Guarini (Wicked,Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown, American Idiot, Romeo and Juliet) and Deborah Cox (Aida, Jekyll & Hyde) in Times Square on Sunday, June 7.  (more...)

Jennifer Ashley Tepper to Read From THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY at the Tony Awards Pop-Up ShopJennifer Ashley Tepper to Read From THE UNTOLD STORIES OF BROADWAY at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2015

The Tony Awards and Dress Circle Publishing announce a special fan experience at the Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop. Author and musical theater historian Jennifer Ashley Tepper will be joined by Broadway favorites Jay Armstrong Johnson (On The Town), Amanda Green (Hands On A Hardbody), and Jim Walton (On The Twentieth Century) who will be reading excerpts from The Untold Stories of Broadway Volume 2, on Thursday, May 21st from 5:30 - 6:30PM.  The Tony Awards Pop-Up Shop is located at the Paramount Hotel and is open daily to visitors. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour to Play Hobby Center, 5/26-6/7CINDERELLA National Tour to Play Hobby Center, 5/26-6/7
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella, the 2013 Tony Award-winning Broadway musical from the creators of South Pacific and The Sound of Music, will play the Hobby Center for a limited engagement from May 26 - June 7. (more...)

CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to Community Center Theater, 5/12-17CINDERELLA National Tour Coming to Community Center Theater, 5/12-17
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Tickets for Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella range from $22 to $99 and are available now at the Wells Fargo Pavilion Box Office, 1419 H Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 557-1999; they are also available at the Convention Center Box Office, 1301 L Street, Sacramento, or by calling (916) 808-5181, or online at Tickets.com. Sacramento Community Center Theater is located at 1301 L Street in Sacramento. (more...)

Roundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter GallagherRoundabout Extends ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY, Starring Kristin Chenoweth & Peter Gallagher
by BWW News Desk - Apr 30, 2015

Roundabout Theatre Company's Tony-nominated revival of On the Twentieth Century, which opened to widespread critical acclaim on Broadway, is now extended by two weeks through July 19, 2015 only. (more...)

Julie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This JuneJulie Andrews to Present Tony Walton With Goodspeed Musicals Award This June
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2015

On June 6th, designer and director Tony Walton will receive The Goodspeed Award for Outstanding Contribution to Musical Theatre at Goodspeed Musicals' Gala event RAZZLE DAZZLE. Just announced, Julie Andrews will present Walton with the award at the event. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Bruce Willis & Mary-Louise Parker Announce 2015 Tony Nominations!Photo Coverage: Bruce Willis & Mary-Louise Parker Announce 2015 Tony Nominations!
by Walter McBride - Apr 28, 2015

Bruce Willis and Mary-Louise Parker just announced the 2015 Tony Award Nominations LIVE from the Paramount Hotel's Diamond Horseshoe in New York City - also revealing that Kristin Chenoweth (currently starring On the Twentieth Century) and Alan Cumming will officially host the June ceremony. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the big announcement - check out photo coverage below! (more...)

2015 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!2015 Tony Awards Nominations - Show by Show!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 28, 2015

Below, check out how each show fared individually in a list of nominations by show. (more...)

2015 Tony Awards - Guide to Tuesday's Nominations! Watch LIVE on BroadwayWorld.com!2015 Tony Awards - Guide to Tuesday's Nominations! Watch LIVE on BroadwayWorld.com!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 27, 2015

The big day is almost here! The Tony Award Nominations will be announced tomorrow, April 28th from The Diamond Horseshoe at the Paramount Hotel. The Tony Nominations can be viewed LIVE (8:30am ET) in their entirety here on BroadwayWorld.com. Be sure to stay tuned throughout the rest of the day for reactions from the nominees and more! (more...)

BWW Blog: My Predictions for this Year's Tony Award NominationsBWW Blog: My Predictions for this Year's Tony Award Nominations
by Jeffrey Karasarides - Apr 27, 2015

At 8:30 AM comes the announcement any theatre fan has been awaiting all year for...This Year's Tony Nominations! Tony-Winner Mary Louise Parker announces the nominations along with Bruce Willis, who's soon-to-be making his Broadway debut this fall in a new stage adaptation of the Stephen King novel, Misery. You can watch a live webcast of the entire announcement at TonyAwards.com, as well as on CBS This Morning. Now onto my predictions of who you could end up seeing among this year's Tony Nominees... (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth to Miss Sunday's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Due to IllnessKristin Chenoweth to Miss Sunday's ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Apr 26, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth will be out again for Sunday's matinee. The star missed performances on Friday and on Saturday due to illness. Chenoweth's understudy is Mamie Parris. No word yet on when she'll be back in the show- stay tuned! (more...)

Kristin Chenoweth Sidelined from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tonight Due to IllnessKristin Chenoweth Sidelined from ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY Tonight Due to Illness
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that ON THE TWENTIETH CENTURY star Kristin Chenoweth is out of the show tonight, April 24, due to illness. Chenoweth's understudy is Mamie Parris. No word yet on when she'll be back in the show- stay tuned! (more...)

Cleveland Play House Wins 2015 Regional Theatre Tony AwardCleveland Play House Wins 2015 Regional Theatre Tony Award
by BWW News Desk - Apr 24, 2015

The Tony Awards Administration Committee has announced this year's recipient for the Regional Theatre Tony Award is Cleveland Play House in Cleveland, OH. (more...)

Photo Coverage: William Ivey Long Visits Jamie deRoy & Peter LeDonne on Backstage with Peter LedonnePhoto Coverage: William Ivey Long Visits Jamie deRoy & Peter LeDonne on Backstage with Peter Ledonne
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 24, 2015

William Ivey Long the Tony Award winning costume designer visited the 970 AM radio studios dressed handsomely in a very traditional sport jacket shirt and tie.  He then had a spirited conversation with Peter LeDonne and Jamie deRoy about costumes, Broadway, movies, plus of all things, the spirits he serves up in his two establishments on 2nd Avenue in New York City.  In addition to his life in the theatre and his 14 Tony nominations, William is also the proprietor of Ninth Ward and Shoolbred's, both on 2nd Avenue. Besides being a genius with clothes William was an excellent conversationalist, and it was suggested that it was his other life as a saloonkeeper that made him such a great guest on Backstage with Peter LeDonne. (more...)

'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015'The Showtune Mosh Pit' for April 22nd, 2015
by Paul W. Thompson - Apr 22, 2015

The latest in unauthorized gossip and buzz from the heart of Chicago's showtune video bars, and musical theater news from Chicago to Broadway. It's the big guns! New openings at the Drury Lane, Marriott, ChiShakes, Second City, Porchlight, Theatre At The Center, Mercury Theater, Jedlicka and Big Noise theaters, plus 13 world premieres from the Chicago Musical Theatre Festival! (more...)

2015 Award Season2015 Award Season
by Roundabout Theatre Company - Apr 20, 2015

Congratulations to all our nominees so far this awards season! (more...)

First Award Noms of the Year! 2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced and SOMETHING ROTTEN! Leads the Pack!First Award Noms of the Year! 2014-15 Outer Critics Circle Award Nominations Announced and SOMETHING ROTTEN! Leads the Pack!
by BWW Special Coverage - Apr 20, 2015

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway announced the nominees this morning for the 2014-15 season. The first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theater season, the organization is celebrating its 64th season of bestowing awards of excellence in the field of theater. The Outer Critics Circle is an association with members affiliated with more than ninety newspapers, magazines, radio and television stations, Internet, and theatre publications in America and abroad. (more...)

Elaine Paige Will Host Tony Awards Highlights on BBC Radio 2Elaine Paige Will Host Tony Awards Highlights on BBC Radio 2
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2015

The Tony Awards® announced today that highlights of this year's 69th annual Awards will be broadcast on BBC Radio 2 as part of a new partnership for 2015. Elaine Paige will host coverage of the Tony Awards on June 7, 2015, for a special program to be broadcast from 8-10pm on June 12, 2015, which will also include performances from the ceremony itself. (more...)

Photo Flash: Brandy on the Cell Block - A First Look at CHICAGO's New 'Roxie' in Costume!Photo Flash: Brandy on the Cell Block - A First Look at CHICAGO's New 'Roxie' in Costume!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2015

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Grammy Award-winner Brandy Norwood making her Broadway debut in the role of Roxie Hart beginning Tuesday, April 28, 2015. She will play an 8-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) through Sunday, June 21, 2015. Scroll down for a sneak peek at the singer in costume! (more...)

Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYSJordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams & Zoe Winters Will Join Patti LuPone & Michael Urie in LCT's SHOWS FOR DAYS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2015

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Jordan Dean, Lance Coadie Williams, and Zoe Winters will join Patti LuPone, Dale Soules, and Michael Urie in its upcoming production of SHOWS FOR DAYS, a new play by Douglas Carter Beane, to be directed by Jerry Zaks. The production will begin performances Saturday evening, June 6 and open on Monday, June 29 at the Mitzi E. Newhouse Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

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