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Photo Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISITPhoto Flash: Betty Buckley Poses Backstage with Chita Rivera at THE VISIT
by BWW News Desk - May 24, 2015

Musical theatre star Betty Buckley recently spent time backstage at THE VISIT with Chita Rivera. In an Instagram post, Buckley wrote, 'Backstage at 'The Visit'with the incredible Broadway Star, Ms. Chita Rivera! My eyes are red from crying at the beauty of this special piece of Art & theater, centered around the extraordinary performance by beloved Chita! Amazing! She touched my heart & soul so deeply! You gotta see this!' Check out the pic below! (more...)

Roger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps InRoger Rees on Leave From THE VISIT; Tom Nelis Steps In
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2015

BroadwayWorld has learned that Roger Rees is currently on leave from The Visit, and in his place, Tom Nelis is temporarily stepping in as Anton Schell. No word yet on the duration of the hiatus. Of note, the star has also been swapped out for Nelis on the show's official web site. According to audience member reports, Nelis is giving a stellar performance in the role opposite the legendary Chita Rivera. Keep checking BroadwayWorld as we learn more! (more...)

City Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next MonthCity Theatre to Present Momentum 15 Next Month
by BWW News Desk - May 22, 2015

City Theatre announces the lineup for this year's two-day Momentum festival, featuring new works by returning favorites Jessica Dickey and Keith Reddin. (more...)

American Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZAmerican Music Theatre Project to Workshop New Musical THE ENLIGHTENMENT OF PERCIVAL VON SCHMOOTZ
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

The American Music Theatre Project (AMTP) at Northwestern University will workshop and present a staged reading of the new musical "The Enlightenment of Percival von Schmootz" written by the Fred Ebb Award, Jonathan Larson Grant and Lorenz Hart Award-winning team Michael Kooman and Christopher Dimond.  (more...)

Williamstown Theatre Festival Adds Late-Night Cabaret, Fridays@3 Reading Series & More to 2015 SeasonWilliamstown Theatre Festival Adds Late-Night Cabaret, Fridays@3 Reading Series & More to 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Williamstown Theatre Festival  has announced further programming and special events to join the 2015 summer season including: the legendary Late-Night Cabaret, the ever popular Fridays@3 Reading Series, and this summer's Developmental Workshop Series. Also announced are this year's Boris Sagal and Bill Foeller Directing Fellows: Dustin Wills and Adrienne Campbell-Holt. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Surprises Micah Stock Onstage at IT'S ONLY A PLAY!Photo Coverage: Tommy Tune Surprises Micah Stock Onstage at IT'S ONLY A PLAY!
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - May 21, 2015

Just yesterday, special Tony honoree Tommy Tune,  who is referenced in It's Only A Play and who won his first Tony® in the Featured Actor category, celebrated Micah Stock's first Tony nomination by surprising him ON STAGE at the curtain call of Wednesday's matinee. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from inside the special event below!  (more...)

Christine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill PlayhouseChristine Ebersole, Tony Sheldon, James Snyder, Margo Seibert and More Star in EVER AFTER, Beginning Tonight at Paper Mill Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2015

Paper Mill Playhouse presents the world-premiere musical Ever After, directed and choreographed by three-time Tony Award winner Kathleen Marshall (Anything Goes, Nice Work If You Can Get It), featuring a book and lyrics by Marcy Heisler and music by Zina Goldrich. Ever After begins performances tonight, May 21, 2015, and runs through Sunday, June 21, 2015. (more...)

Married Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County PlayhouseMarried Stars Kier Dullea and Mia Dillon to Lead ON GOLDEN POND at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

Bucks County Playhouse (BCP) announces Bucks County's own John Augustine to return (The Hummingbird's Tour, 2014, Director) to the Bucks County Playhouse stage as 'Larry' in Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY, running May 29-June 21. Augustine will play alongside Broadway's Candy Buckley (Scandalous, Thoroughly Modern Millie, Cabaret) as 'Joanne'. (more...)

Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!Rutina Wesley to Lead The Old Globe's TWELFTH NIGHT; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The complete cast and creative team have been announced for The Old Globe production of William Shakespeare's delightful and romantic Twelfth Night. Rebecca Taichman, whose production of the time-traveling Time and the Conways fascinated audiences last April, is back to direct the first show of the 2015 Summer Shakespeare Festival. The Old Globe engagement will begin performances on June 21 and run through July 26, 2015, with opening night on Saturday, June 27 at 8:00 p.m., in the Lowell Davies Festival Theatre. (more...)

Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!Taylor Louderman, Lara Teeter, Charlotte Maltby & More Join The Muny's HAIRSPRAY; Full Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production ofHairspray. Winner of the 2003 Tony® Award for Best Musical, it features music by Marc Shaiman & Scott Wittman with a book by Mark O'Donnell & Thomas Meehan. The Muny's production of Hairspray is directed and choreographed by Dan Knechtges and music directed by Charlie Alterman. (more...)

THE VISIT Welcomes John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for One-on-One Conversation TonightTHE VISIT Welcomes John Kander & Lin-Manuel Miranda for One-on-One Conversation Tonight
by BWW News Desk - May 20, 2015

The Visit, recently nominated for 5 Tony Awards including Best Musical, will host a conversation with two iconic composers following this evening's performance, May 20. Tony Award-winning composer of The Visit, John Kander, will sit down with Tony Award winning composer of the upcoming Broadway musical Hamilton, Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3David Hyde Pierce and Debra Monk to Star in LOVE LETTERS Benefit at George Street Playhouse, 6/3
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

George Street Playhouse and Artistic Director David Saint are pleased to present Tony and Emmy Award winners DAVID HYDE PIERCE and DEBRA MONK in A.R. Gurney's classic love story, Love Letters, on the New Brunswick stage for one night only Wednesday, June 3 at 8pm.  The modern classic two-hander will be helmed by GSP Artistic Director DAVID SAINT.  (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Emma Stone Do Her Best ELEPHANT MAN ImpersonationVIDEO: Watch Emma Stone Do Her Best ELEPHANT MAN Impersonation
by Movies News Desk - May 19, 2015

While promoting his latest movie ALOHA, Bradley Cooper discusses bringing the Broadway production of THE ELEPHANT MAN to the London stage. (more...)

THE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second StageTHE WAY WE GET BY, Starring Amanda Seyfried and Thomas Sadoski, Opens Tonight at Second Stage
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2015

Second Stage Theatre welcomes film star Amanda Seyfried (Les Miserables, Dear John, Mamma Mia!, upcoming Ted 2 and Pan) in her off-Broadway debut opposite Thomas Sadoski (The Newsroom, Wild, upcoming in NBC's The Slap) in the world premiere production of NEIL LaBUTE's drama, The Way We Get By. Directed by Tony nominee LEIGH SILVERMAN, the production began previews on April 28, 2015 and officially opens tonight, May 19, 2015 at Second Stage Theatre, 305 West 43rd Street. (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita RiveraPhoto Flash: Broadway Gypsy Tea Dance Celebrates 2015 Tony Nominee Chita Rivera
by BWW News Desk - May 18, 2015

BROADWAY GYPSY TEA DANCE recently gathered at the rooftop bar Top of the Strand at the Strand Hotel (33 West 37th Street) to celebrate Chita Rivera's 2015 Tony Award nomination, enlisting dancers from most of Broadway's shows. Those represented included The King & I, Aladdin, Kinky Boots, Something Rotten, Wicked, American in Paris, The Lion King and gypsies who danced with Rivera in her last Broadway show A Dancer's Life. Check out a look back below! (more...)

Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!Chita Rivera, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS, CURIOUS INCIDENT & More Win at the 2015 Drama League Awards!
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

The Drama League (Executive Director, Gabriel Shanks) gathers for the 81st Annual Drama LeagueAwards Ceremony, hosted by 2014 Tony Award nominee, Hand to God's Steven Boyer with special guest Tyrone, today May 15, 2015 in the Broadway Ballroom at the Marriott Marquis Times Square (1535 Broadway).  Below, BroadwayWorld will be bringing you the complete list of winners live! (more...)

Michelle Williams Joins Matthew McConaughey in Mining Drama GOLDMichelle Williams Joins Matthew McConaughey in Mining Drama GOLD
by Movies News Desk - May 15, 2015

Michelle Williams, who recently starred in Broadway's CABARET, will join Matthew McConaughey and Edgar Ramirez in the upcoming mining drama GOLD. (more...)

Interview with Director: Trip CullmanInterview with Director: Trip Cullman
by Roundabout Theatre Company - May 15, 2015

TED SOD: Will you give us some background information on yourself? (more...)

West End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & TheaterWest End's MOTOWN THE MUSICAL Sets Dates & Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2015

Tickets for the West End production of Motown the Musical, opening at the Shaftesbury Theatre in February 2016, are released for sale today (15 May 2015).  With music and lyrics from the legendary Motown catalogue and book by Motown founder Berry Gordy, Motown the Musical is directed by Charles Randolph-Wright.  London previews will begin on 11 February 2016 with press night on 8 March 2016 with the show booking to 22 October 2016.  Casting and further information about Motown the Musical will be released shortly. (more...)

Lucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' Starts Next Week at the DouglasLucy Alibar's 'THROW ME ON THE BURNPILE...' Starts Next Week at the Douglas
by BWW News Desk - May 14, 2015

A work-in-progress presentation of Lucy Alibar's "Throw Me On the Burnpile and Light Me Up" begins a limited engagement at the Center Theatre Group/Kirk Douglas Theatre next Thursday, May 21, as part of CTG's DouglasPlus programming. It will continue through May 31 with only 11 public performances. (more...)

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