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2014 BroadwayWorld.com Regional Awards Voting

It really is the most wonderful time of the year, as voting has been opening all week for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com Regional Awards. One of my favorite parts of the site, this is our (and your) opportunity to recognize fantastic talent around the country, and world. Nominations were open for the month of October, and now after proofing by our regional editors, we're opening voting one-by-one. We broke all site records last year, and it inspired us to expand the awards in even more places this year. 

Seen any great local, regional or touring theatre? Get voting below! 

Posted on: Wednesday, November 19, 2014 @ 09:06 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments


OM-Gaga!

I was wondering why our live traffic monitors all started blaring and blinking red earlier today. Check out today's BWW first as Lady Gaga shared our (well-deserved) rave of her PBS special, by Pat Cerasaro to her 42.6 million Twitter followers.

Read his SOUND OFF here and if you haven't yet seen the special, watch it here. Everyone is indeed reading BroadwayWorld.com! 

Posted on: Saturday, October 25, 2014 @ 06:16 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Vote Now for the 2014 Album Awards

At BroadwayWorld, we have combed through our CD collections, sang along to some fantastic showtunes, and maybe even danced a little in our offices. Using the eligibility window of release dates between September 1, 2013 and August 31, 2014, we have complied nomination lists that feature the best of the best in cast albums, compilations, live albums, remastered rereleases, solo recordings, and more for the 2013-2104 season. Now, we need you to let your voice be heard.

CLICK HERE TO VOTE NOW

Posted on: Saturday, September 13, 2014 @ 11:15 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Announcing the First Annual BWW Album Awards - Nominations Open!

 

Following an exciting 2013 Award Season, BroadwayWorld.com is thrilled to announce its first ever BroadwayWorld Album Awards! The first annual BroadwayWorld Album Awards will honor theatrical albums which were released between September 2013 and August 2014. Most nominations will be generated by our team of writers; however, we will have three reader-submitted nomination categories.

Our Editor-Generated Award Categories are:

Best New Broadway Musical Cast Album
Best New Broadway Revival Cast Album
Best New Off-Broadway Cast Album
Best New Solo Recording
Best New Live Album
Best Remaster Rerelease
Best New Concept Cast or Studio Cast Recording

Our Reader-Generated Award Categories are:

Favorite All Time Broadway Cast Recording
Favorite All Time Solo Album
Favorite All Time Live Album

The nomination period begins today and ends on August 31, 2014 at midnight. To nominate your favorites, please fill out the form below.

After the nomination period ends, BroadwayWorld's Theatrical Recordings editors will proof the list for eligibility and errors, then voting will begin in early September. We look forward to your nominations and your votes!!!

 

Posted on: Tuesday, August 05, 2014 @ 04:05 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

BWW TV Gets BIGGER!

BroadwayWorld TV got BIGGER today, and I couldn't be more excited about it. We're currently testing a larger, and fully responsive video player that'll adapt to the size of your window, and present our video content even bigger, and better than ever to take advantage of today's modern screens and browsers. (It also elimates the need for Flash, runs faster, and is fully mobile friendly).

For two samples, click here to check out the newly re-imagined LES MISERABLES in Dallas with a modern design (hmmn....) and click here to watch this week's hilarious CHEWING THE SCENERY WITH RANDY RAINBOW. 

Posted on: Tuesday, July 15, 2014 @ 11:05 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

JUST JIM DALE - A MUST See!

Longtime readers know that it's very rare that I'll share my opinions on a show. There's a variety of reasons for this, which include both wearing the hats of Editor-in-Chief and of CEO, and most times it's best left to our crackerjack team of critics, and to the very opinionated members of our Message Boards if you're looking for personal opinions... 

I'm going to make an exception though today -- because this weekend I had the extreme pleasure of catching Roundabout's JUST JIM DALE, and it's beyond exceptional. If you're working in the theatre, if you'd like to be working in the theatre, if you want to see a true performer at the TOP of his game, and if you've got 90 spare minutes and want to laugh, cry and be totally entertained-- JUST GO. 

It's an exceptional, 90 minute tour-de-force through his life and career, complete with a trio of songs from BARNUM (one of my favorite musicals), music hall, monologues, comedy, dance. It's both a true love letter to the stage, and the craft. It's also a perfect example of how to structure an autobiographical one man show. 

Need more convincing? Check out our extensive coverage, a video preview, and then -- click here for tickets. You'll thank me later. 

Posted on: Monday, July 07, 2014 @ 02:41 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Metropolitan Room Added to BWW Cabaret Listings

BroadwayWorld.com has long been known for our unmatched theatre listings, which provide up- to- date show information for tens of thousands of upcoming productions around the country and world (as well as of course Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours and London's West End).

Back in April, we launched our first Cabaret Listings, with Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Birdland NYC, 54 Below and (Le) Poisson Rouge. 

Today, I'm excited to share that we've added another top notch cabaret room to the mix, with the addition of the Metropolitan Room. 

Since launched in 2012, BroadwayWorld.com's increasing commitment to the cabaret world (under editor Stephen Hanks) has been expanding by leaps and bounds -- more to come!

Posted on: Sunday, June 22, 2014 @ 09:19 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Reinstate the Tony Categories for Sound Design Petition Breaks 30,000 Signatures

The online petition to bring back the just removed 'Reinstate the Tony Award Categories for Sound Design' has just passed ANOTHER milestone, as they zoomed past 30,000 signatures. 

An update posted on Monday, by John Gromada notes "Thank you so much for signing our petition asking for the Tony sound design categories to be reinstated. Because of you we rapidly garnered nearly 28,000 signatures! BUT we still have no response from the Tony Admin Committee. Help us get one by posting the link to this petition on your Facebook wall, tweeting it and sending it your friend via email. Help us get to 30,000 and beyond! http://petition.tonycanyouhearme.com Follow us at www.tonycanyouhearme.com

Haven't signed? Check it out here... 

Posted on: Wednesday, June 18, 2014 @ 09:35 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Join Us for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library.

Tickets for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM are available here.

Following the sold-out success of BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, FLY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DAMON INTRABARTOLO and EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE, this next event in the ongoing series will once again be directed by BroadwayWorld's own Pat Cerasaro, creator of the popular InDepth InterView series and a wide range of other innovative content for the site, with music direction by Broadway veteran Mat Eisenstein.

Tickets for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM are available here.

Performing talent currently scheduled to appear includes (in alphabetical order): Jennifer Diamond, Ben Fankhauser, Constantine Germanacos, Rose Hemingway, Hunter Ryan Herdlicka, Natalie Joy Johnson, Laura Michelle Kelly, Telly Leung, Jose Llana, Constantine Maroulis, Nellie McKay, Courtney Reed, Michael James Scott, Jennifer Simard, Max von Essen, Josh Young & Reserved For Rondee (Trevor Vaughn, Billy Magnussen, Nick Fokas, Tom Degnan and Warren Hemenway), with some very special guests and additional surprises to be announced at a later date. BroadwayWorld's own TV host and sage historian Richard Ridge will once again emcee the evening. Please note that as with all benefit concerts, talent announced is subject to change, based on scheduling.

Tickets for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM are available here.

 

Posted on: Monday, June 09, 2014 @ 05:39 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

2014 Tony Night Guide!

It's almost here! The 2014 Tony Awards will air on CBS Sunday night, June 8 at 8pm and, as usual, BroadwayWorld.com will be your one-stop shop for all things Tonys on Tony Day, Night and Beyond!

Sunday Morning: Follow our LIVE coverage starting from Tony Rehearsals starting at approximately 9am. Want to know who's performing what? What order to expect the awards in and other tidbits? Spoil yourself!

Sunday 5:00 PM: BroadwayWorld.com's live coverage will begin with photos from the red carpet and Superfan BroadwayGirl NYC's special blog of the red carpet PLUS you can watch the entire red carpet -- right here!

Sunday 7:30 PM: The ceremony officially begins. Unless you're at Radio City or watching live in Times Square, we're the only place that you'll get direct live updates of who is winning all of the pre-telecast Creative Tony Awards!

Sunday 8:00 PM: Our full team kicks into gear to bring you complete coverage. We'll feature not one, not two, but THREE exclusive live blogs from Michael Dale backstage, superfan BroadwayGirlNYC, and BroadwayWorld.com's West End Editor Carrie Dunn with her trademark British snark (or 'Britsnark' as she calls it).

We'll also be bringing you live coverage of who's winning, transcriptions of the the on-air and backstage thank you speeches, live photos from the best photo team in the business, videos of the winners after they come offstage, special surprises, fashion and more!

Beyond...: Keep checking BroadwayWorld.com on Tony night, well into the early morning hours, and in the days ahead for EVERYTHING Tonys including Red Carpet interviews from Randy Rainbow, a special SOUND OFF wrap-up by Pat Cerasaro and more!! Plus, catch the Season Finale of SUBMISSIONS ONLY, right after the Tonys, followed by THE BROADWAY FASHION REPORT on Monday - only on BroadwayWorld.com!

Posted on: Thursday, June 05, 2014 @ 10:09 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

BroadwayWorld.com Seeks Summer Digital Marketing Intern

 

Want to join the BroadwayWorld.com team this summer, for a great, paid, part-time, telecommuting internship opportunity? We're seeking an eager and ambitious individual or student to cooperate with the site's sales and marketing team on a variety of special projects.

This new position will have you working closely with the BWW Digital Sales, Marketing and Editorial teams on such projects as database and client development, reach-outs, social media research and marketing, creation of online marketing and sales materials, and so much more.

You will gain valuable experience interacting with some of the top minds in the business on the crafting of media plans, developing new categories of prospects, database development through our CRM program, joining in on 'big idea' brain storming sessions, participating on campaign launches, deck development, social media, and more.

Additionally, you'll work on new social media based offerings and promotion for the site, so the ideal candidate will gain knowledge of today's and tomorrow's top social media networks, including how brands and publishers are utilizing them all.

Requirements - Past internship experience is a must, as are strong verbal and written communication skills, ability to commit 20-30 hours per week, full familiarity with all of BroadwayWorld.com's online offerings, and expert proficiency in digital research and social media.

Also of note - nearly all of our full-time staff were former BroadwayWorld.com interns.

Interested? Please send a resume to contact@broadwayworld.com along with availability, and why you are the perfect choice.

 

Posted on: Saturday, May 31, 2014 @ 02:11 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Tickets Now On Sale For THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM

On Monday, June 16, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting a uniquely contemporary evening celebrating the music of the two most important and influential composers on Broadway in the modern age, Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim, all to benefit the New York Public Library.

Tickets for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM are available here.

Following the sold-out success of BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, FLY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DAMON INTRABARTOLO and EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE, this next event in the ongoing series will once again be directed by BroadwayWorld's own Pat Cerasaro, creator of the popular InDepth InterView series and a wide range of other innovative content for the site, with music direction by Broadway veteran Mat Eisenstein.

Tickets for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM are available here.

Performing talent currently scheduled to appear includes (in alphabetical order): Jennifer Diamond, Ben Fankhauser, Rose Hemingway, Natalie Joy Johnson, Telly Leung, Jose Llana, Constantine Maroulis, Nellie McKay, Courtney Reed, Michael James Scott, Jennifer Simard, Max von Essen, Jonathan Whitton, Josh Young & Reserved For Rondee (Trevor Vaughn, Billy Magnussen, Nick Fokas, Tom Degnan and Warren Hemenway), with some very special guests and additional surprises to be announced at a later date. BroadwayWorld's own TV host and sage historian Richard Ridge will once again emcee the evening. Please note that as with all benefit concerts, talent announced is subject to change, based on scheduling.

Tickets for THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM are available here.

Andrew Lloyd Webber and Stephen Sondheim have collectively created many of the most highly-awarded and most universally recognizable musicals of the 20th and 21st century, both firmly establishing themselves as major composers on the Great White Way in the early 1970s, while also having many of their most famous productions running on Broadway concurrently. Of course, Stephen Sondheim made an early mark on popular culture with his lyrics for Golden Age classics WEST SIDE STORY and GYPSY before breaking out on his own as composer/lyricist of A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM and ANYONE CAN WHISTLE in the 1960s. In 1970, COMPANY ensconced him as a Tony Award-winning composer and lyricist in his own right, with a string of momentous musicals following shortly thereafter, including FOLLIES, A LITTLE NIGHT MUSIC and PACIFIC OVERTURES, closing out the decade with modern musical masterpiece SWEENEY TODD: THE DEMON BARBER OF FLEET STREET in 1979. Similarly, Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Tim Rice found early success in the late 1960s with their pop operetta JOSEPH & THE AMAZING TECHNICOLOR DREAMCOAT, with the pair soon after achieving worldwide acclaim byway of international smash hit concept albums for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR in 1970 and EVITA in 1976, followed by successful stage iterations. Lloyd Webber's hit composer status increased further with CATS in 1981, with the show arriving the same year as Sondheim's final major partnership with collaborator and director Hal Prince, on MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG.

Throughout the 1980s and 1990s, many Lloyd Webber and Sondheim shows shared a year, if not a Broadway season, with Sondheim's SUNDAY IN THE PARK WITH GEORGE and INTO THE WOODS arriving right alongside Lloyd Webber's SONG & DANCE, STARLIGHT EXPRESS and THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA, respectively. Sondheim began the 1990s with the daring ASSASSINS while Lloyd Webber romanced ASPECTS OF LOVE, with the two ironically reversing topics next when Lloyd Webber took on a piece of American iconography via SUNSET BOULEVARD and Sondheim explored matters of the heart in PASSION. Additionally, Lloyd Webber and Sondheim both took home Best Original Song Academy Awards during this time, with Sondheim's DICK TRACY contributions and Lloyd Webber's new EVITA motion picture addition scoring gold. In the following years, each composer has continued to attempt daring and idiosyncratic theatrical enterprises, with Sondheim expanding THE FROGS into a full-length evening and penning three distinctly different versions of the biomusical now known as ROAD SHOW, while also supervising various revues, film adaptations and celebrations of his material into the new millennium. Lloyd Webber finished out the 1990s with WHISTLE DOWN THE WIND before embarking on THE BEAUTIFUL GAME and THE WOMAN IN WHITE, as well as a stage adaptation of THE WIZARD OF OZ, and, most recently, the West End musical STEPHEN WARD.

Focusing primarily on the many years in which their musicals ran simultaneously, while also introducing some rarely-heard and new-to-NYC material at the same time, THE LORD & THE MASTER: BROADWAYWORLD.COM SINGS ANDREW LLOYD WEBBER & STEPHEN SONDHEIM will be highlighted by contemporary takes on a number of famous songs by both music masters while exploring some fascinating and entertaining hidden treasures, too.

The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts houses one of the world's most extensive combination of circulating, reference, and rare archival collections in its field. These materials are available free of charge, along with a wide range of special programs, including exhibitions, seminars, and performances. An essential resource for everyone with an interest in the arts - whether professional or amateur - the Library is known particularly for its prodigious collections of non-book materials such as historic recordings, videotapes, autograph manuscripts, correspondence, sheet music, stage designs, press clippings, programs, posters and photographs.

More information on The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts is available at the official site here.

We would be thrilled if you would consider joining us for this one-of-a-kind event as only BroadwayWorld can do, feting two of the finest composers Broadway has ever known and showcasing an astounding display of copiously gifted young talent taking on some unforgettable classics and a handful of rare gems.

Webber. Sondheim. BroadwayWorld. June 16 at Joe's Pub. Be there!

 

Posted on: Saturday, May 24, 2014 @ 09:43 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

6 Days to Vote!

 

Voting opened on April 30, 2014 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards!

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.
Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances to nominate and vote -- now it's the fans' turn.

There's 6 days to go!  

So, without any further delay, click here to vote!

Best Book of a Musical

Robert L. Freedman - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 24%
Brian Yorkey - If/Then - 22%
Marsha Norman - The Bridges of Madison County - 11%
Click Here for More Best Book of a Musical Results...

Best Choreography

Casey Nicholaw - Aladdin - 21%
Warren Carlyle - After Midnight - 12%
Susan Stroman - Bullets Over Broadway - 11%
Click Here for More Best Choreography Results...

Best Costume Design

Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland - Les Miserables - 17%
Gregg Barnes - Aladdin - 16%
Arianne Phillips - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 11%
Click Here for More Best Costume Design Results...

Best Direction of a Musical

Laurence Connor and James Powell - Les Miserables - 20%
Darko Tresnjak - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 13%
Michael Greif - If/Then - 12%
Click Here for More Best Direction of a Musical Results...

Best Direction of a Play

John Tiffany - The Glass Menagerie - 24%
Michael Grandage - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 14%
Anna D. Shapiro - Of Mice and Men - 8%
Click Here for More Best Direction of a Play Results...

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

James Monroe Iglehart - Aladdin - 14%
Cliff Saunders - Les Miserables - 14%
Anthony Rapp - If/Then - 13%
Click Here for More Best Featured Actor in a Musical Results...

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Brian J. Smith - The Glass Menagerie - 15%
Brian d'Arcy James - Macbeth - 9%
Mark Rylance - Twelfth Night - 8%
Click Here for More Best Featured Actor in a Play Results...

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Lena Hall - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 11%
Caissie Levy - Les Miserables - 11%
LaChanze - If/Then - 10%
Click Here for More Best Featured Actress in a Musical Results...

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Celia Keenan-Bolger - The Glass Menagerie - 36%
Anika Noni Rose - A Raisin in the Sun - 12%
Sarah Greene - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 9%
Click Here for More Best Featured Actress in a Play Results...

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Ramin Karimloo - Les Miserables - 27%
Neil Patrick Harris - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 26%
Steven Pasquale - The Bridges of Madison County - 9%
Click Here for More Best Leading Actor in a Musical Results...

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Daniel Radcliffe - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 23%
Zachary Quinto - The Glass Menagerie - 15%
Bryan Cranston - All the Way - 12%
Click Here for More Best Leading Actor in a Play Results...

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Idina Menzel - If/Then - 31%
Kelli O'Hara - The Bridges of Madison County - 20%
Jessie Mueller - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - 16%
Click Here for More Best Leading Actress in a Musical Results...

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Audra McDonald - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Gril - 38%
Cherry Jones - The Glass Menagerie - 19%
Tyne Daly - Mothers and Sons - 11%
Click Here for More Best Leading Actress in a Play Results...

Best Lighting Design

Paul Constable - Les Miserables - 17%
Kenneth Posner - If/Then - 11%
Kevin Adams - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 10%
Click Here for More Best Lighting Design Results...

Best Long-Running Broadway Show

Wicked - 20%
The Phantom of the Opera - 17%
The Book of Mormon - 10%
Click Here for More Best Long-Running Broadway Show Results...

Best Musical

If/Then - 20%
A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 20%
The Bridges of Madison County - 14%
Click Here for More Best Musical Results...

Best Off-Broadway Musical

Disaster! - 21%
Fun Home - 20%
Little Miss Sunshine - 17%
Click Here for More Best Off-Broadway Musical Results...

Best Off-Broadway Play

Buyer & Cellar - 19%
Unbroken Circle - 8%
Potted Potter - 8%
Click Here for More Best Off-Broadway Play Results...

Best Orchestrations

Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe, Stephen Brooker - Les Miserables - 28%
Jason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison County - 24%
Michael Starobin - If/Then - 11%
Click Here for More Best Orchestrations Results...

Best Play

Act One - 23%
Mothers and Sons - 18%
Casa Valentina - 16%
Click Here for More Best Play Results...

Best Revival of a Musical

Les Miserables - 41%
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 33%
Violet - 17%
Click Here for More Best Revival of a Musical Results...

Best Revival of a Play

The Glass Menagerie - 31%
The Cripple of Inishmaan - 17%
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - 10%
Click Here for More Best Revival of a Play Results...

Best Scenic Design

Matt Kinley - Les Miserables - 18%
Chris Barreca - Rocky - 9%
Mark Wendland - If/Then - 9%
Click Here for More Best Scenic Design Results...

Best Score

Jason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison County - 28%
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - If/Then - 21%
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin - Aladdin - 18%
Click Here for More Best Score Results...

Best Sound Design of a Musical

Mick Potter - Les Miserables - 25%
Timothy O'Heir - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 12%
Brian Ronan - If/Then - 11%
Click Here for More Best Sound Design of a Musical Results...

Best Sound Design of a Play

Clive Goodwin - The Glass Menagerie - 18%
Steve Canyon Kennedy - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - 16%
Alex Baranowski - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 15%
Click Here for More Best Sound Design of a Play Results...

Best Touring Production

Wicked - 19%
The Book of Mormon - 18%
Les Miserables - 13%
Click Here for More Best Touring Production Results...

 

So, without any further delay, click here to vote!

Posted on: Friday, May 23, 2014 @ 08:31 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

One Week Left to Vote!

 

Voting opened on April 30, 2014 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards!

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.
Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances to nominate and vote -- now it's the fans' turn.

There's 7 days to go!  

So, without any further delay, click here to vote!

Best Book of a Musical

Robert L. Freedman - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder 25%
Brian Yorkey - If/Then - 22%
Marsha Norman - The Bridges of Madison County - 11%
Click Here for More Best Book of a Musical Results...

Best Choreography

Casey Nicholaw - Aladdin - 21%
Warren Carlyle - After Midnight - 12%
Susan Stroman - Bullets Over Broadway - 11%
Click Here for More Best Choreography Results...

Best Costume Design

Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland - Les Miserables - 17%
Gregg Barnes - Aladdin - 16%
Arianne Phillips - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 11%
Click Here for More Best Costume Design Results...

Best Direction of a Musical

Laurence Connor and James Powell - Les Miserables - 20%
Darko Tresnjak - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder 13%
Michael Greif - If/Then - 12%
Click Here for More Best Direction of a Musical Results...

Best Direction of a Play

John Tiffany - The Glass Menagerie - 24%
Michael Grandage - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 14%
Anna D. Shapiro - Of Mice and Men - 8%
Click Here for More Best Direction of a Play Results...

Best Featured Actor in a Musical

James Monroe Iglehart - Aladdin - 14%
Cliff Saunders - Les Miserables - 13%
Anthony Rapp - If/Then - 13%
Click Here for More Best Featured Actor in a Musical Results...

Best Featured Actor in a Play

Brian J. Smith - The Glass Menagerie - 15%
Brian d'Arcy James - Macbeth - 9%
Mark Rylance - Twelfth Night - 8%
Click Here for More Best Featured Actor in a Play Results...

Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Lena Hall - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 11%
Caissie Levy - Les Miserables - 11%
LaChanze - If/Then - 10%
Click Here for More Best Featured Actress in a Musical Results...

Best Featured Actress in a Play

Celia Keenan-Bolger - The Glass Menagerie - 36%
Anika Noni Rose - A Raisin in the Sun - 12%
Sarah Greene - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 9%
Click Here for More Best Featured Actress in a Play Results...

Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Ramin Karimloo - Les Miserables - 27%
Neil Patrick Harris - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 26%
Steven Pasquale - The Bridges of Madison County - 9%
Click Here for More Best Leading Actor in a Musical Results...

Best Leading Actor in a Play

Daniel Radcliffe - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 23%
Zachary Quinto - The Glass Menagerie - 14%
Bryan Cranston - All the Way - 12%
Click Here for More Best Leading Actor in a Play Results...

Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Idina Menzel - If/Then - 31%
Kelli O'Hara - The Bridges of Madison County - 20%
Jessie Mueller - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - 16%
Click Here for More Best Leading Actress in a Musical Results...

Best Leading Actress in a Play

Audra McDonald - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Gril - 38%
Cherry Jones - The Glass Menagerie - 19%
Tyne Daly - Mothers and Sons - 11%
Click Here for More Best Leading Actress in a Play Results...

Best Lighting Design

Paul Constable - Les Miserables - 17%
Kenneth Posner - If/Then - 11%
Kevin Adams - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 10%
Click Here for More Best Lighting Design Results...

Best Long-Running Broadway Show

Wicked - 20%
The Phantom of the Opera - 17%
The Book of Mormon - 10%
Click Here for More Best Long-Running Broadway Show Results...

Best Musical

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 20%
If/Then - 20%
The Bridges of Madison County - 14%
Click Here for More Best Musical Results...

Best Off-Broadway Musical

Disaster! - 21%
Fun Home - 20%
Little Miss Sunshine - 17%
Click Here for More Best Off-Broadway Musical Results...

Best Off-Broadway Play

Buyer & Cellar - 19%
Unbroken Circle - 8%
Potted Potter - 8%
Click Here for More Best Off-Broadway Play Results...

Best Orchestrations

Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe, Stephen Brooker - Les Miserables - 28%
Jason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison County - 24%
Michael Starobin - If/Then - 11%
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Best Play

Act One - 22%
Mothers and Sons - 18%
Casa Valentina - 16%
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Best Revival of a Musical

Les Miserables - 41%
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 33%
Violet - 17%
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Best Revival of a Play

The Glass Menagerie - 31%
The Cripple of Inishmaan - 17%
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - 10%
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Best Scenic Design

Matt Kinley - Les Miserables - 18%
Chris Barreca - Rocky - 9%
Mark Wendland - If/Then - 9%
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Best Score

Jason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison County - 28%
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - If/Then - 21%
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin - Aladdin - 18%
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Best Sound Design of a Musical

Mick Potter - Les Miserables - 24%
Timothy O'Heir - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 12%
Brian Ronan - If/Then - 11%
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Best Sound Design of a Play

Clive Goodwin - The Glass Menagerie - 18%
Steve Canyon Kennedy - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - 16%
Alex Baranowski - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 15%
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Best Touring Production

Wicked - 19%
The Book of Mormon - 18%
Les Miserables - 13%
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Posted on: Thursday, May 22, 2014 @ 08:01 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

8 Days Left to Vote!

 

Voting opened on April 30, 2014 and runs through May 30, 2014 for the 12th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards!

Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.
Awards season in NYC is now in FULL swing, and with the critics, press, and industry all having their chances to nominate and vote -- now it's the fans' turn.

There's 8 days to go!  

So, without any further delay, click here to vote!

Best Book of a Musical

Robert L. Freedman - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 25%
Brian Yorkey - If/Then - 22%
Marsha Norman - The Bridges of Madison County - 11%
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Best Choreography

Casey Nicholaw - Aladdin - 21%
Warren Carlyle - After Midnight - 12%
Susan Stroman - Bullets Over Broadway - 11%
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Best Costume Design

Andreane Neofitou and Christine Rowland - Les Miserables - 17%
Gregg Barnes - Aladdin - 16%
Arianne Phillips - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 11%
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Best Direction of a Musical

Laurence Connor and James Powell - Les Miserables - 20%
Darko Tresnjak - A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 13%
Michael Mayer - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 11%
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Best Direction of a Play

John Tiffany - The Glass Menagerie - 24%
Michael Grandage - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 14%
Anna D. Shapiro - Of Mice and Men - 8%
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Best Featured Actor in a Musical

James Monroe Iglehart - Aladdin - 15%
Cliff Saunders - Les Miserables - 13%
Anthony Rapp - If/Then - 13%
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Best Featured Actor in a Play

Brian J. Smith - The Glass Menagerie - 15%
Brian d'Arcy James - Macbeth - 9%
Mark Rylance - Twelfth Night - 8%
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Best Featured Actress in a Musical

Lena Hall - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 11%
Caissie Levy - Les Miserables - 11%
LaChanze - If/Then - 10%
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Best Featured Actress in a Play

Celia Keenan-Bolger - The Glass Menagerie - 37%
Anika Noni Rose - A Raisin in the Sun - 11%
Sarah Greene - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 9%
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Best Leading Actor in a Musical

Ramin Karimloo - Les Miserables - 27%
Neil Patrick Harris - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 26%
Steven Pasquale - The Bridges of Madison County - 9%
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Best Leading Actor in a Play

Daniel Radcliffe - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 23%
Zachary Quinto - The Glass Menagerie - 14%
Bryan Cranston - All the Way - 12%
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Best Leading Actress in a Musical

Idina Menzel - If/Then - 31%
Kelli O'Hara - The Bridges of Madison County - 21%
Jessie Mueller - Beautiful: The Carole King Musical - 16%
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Best Leading Actress in a Play

Audra McDonald - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Gril - 39%
Cherry Jones - The Glass Menagerie - 19%
Tyne Daly - Mothers and Sons - 11%
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Best Lighting Design

Paul Constable - Les Miserables - 17%
Kenneth Posner - If/Then - 11%
Kevin Adams - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 10%
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Best Long-Running Broadway Show

Wicked - 20%
The Phantom of the Opera - 17%
The Book of Mormon - 10%
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Best Musical

A Gentleman's Guide to Love & Murder - 20%
If/Then - 19%
The Bridges of Madison County - 14%
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Best Off-Broadway Musical

Disaster! - 21%
Fun Home - 20%
Little Miss Sunshine - 17%
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Best Off-Broadway Play

Buyer & Cellar - 19%
Unbroken Circle - 9%
Potted Potter - 8%
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Best Orchestrations

Christopher Jahnke, Stephen Metcalfe, Stephen Brooker - Les Miserables - 28%
Jason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison County - 24%
Michael Starobin - If/Then - 11%
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Best Play

Act One - 22%
Mothers and Sons - 18%
Casa Valentina - 16%
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Best Revival of a Musical

Les Miserables - 40%
Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 33%
Violet - 17%
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Best Revival of a Play

The Glass Menagerie - 32%
The Cripple of Inishmaan - 17%
Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - 10%
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Best Scenic Design

Matt Kinley - Les Miserables - 18%
Chris Barreca - Rocky - 9%
Mark Wendland - If/Then - 9%
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Best Score

Jason Robert Brown - The Bridges of Madison County - 29%
Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey - If/Then - 21%
Alan Menken, Howard Ashman, Tim Rice, and Chad Beguelin - Aladdin - 18%
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Best Sound Design of a Musical

Mick Potter - Les Miserables - 25%
Timothy O'Heir - Hedwig and the Angry Inch - 12%
Brian Ronan - If/Then - 11%
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Best Sound Design of a Play

Clive Goodwin - The Glass Menagerie - 18%
Steve Canyon Kennedy - Lady Day at Emerson's Bar & Grill - 16%
Alex Baranowski - The Cripple of Inishmaan - 16%
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Best Touring Production

Wicked - 19%
The Book of Mormon - 18%
Les Miserables - 13%
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Posted on: Wednesday, May 21, 2014 @ 07:53 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

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Take a stand against sheet music piracy! Illegally downloading sheet music is a violation of federal copyright law, plain and simple. Not only that, but illegally sharing, trading, or distributing music has a direct impact on the livelihoods of the composers and lyricists whose work is the backbone of our industry. BroadwayWorld.com is teaming up with musical theatre writers and The Dramatists Guild to support the cause. 

Whether you're a performer, musician, director, teacher, or music fan, choose to buy sheet music from legal outlets like MusicNotes, NewMusicalTheatre.com, and other legal vendors. Take the Anti-Piracy Pledge to show your support for writers and the future of musical theatre. As a special thank you, signing the pledge will make you eligible to win a NewMusicalTheatre.com gift certificate! 

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Posted on: Monday, April 21, 2014 @ 05:45 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

BroadwayWorld.com Launches Cabaret Listings

BroadwayWorld.com has long been known for our unmatched theatre listings, which provide up- to- date show information for tens of thousands of upcoming productions around the country and world (as well as of course Broadway, Off-Broadway, National Tours and London's West End).

Today we're VERY excited to announce an expansion of that - to include Cabaret listings from some of the finest venues in New York City and beyond.

A new feature, available under the 'SHOWS' pulldown at the top of the site (and on our Cabaret home page), now shows up to the minute listings, sortable by date, region, venue and searchable. Initial venues include Joe's Pub at the Public Theater, Birdland NYC, 54 Below and more.

New venues are being added in both New York City and nationwide, to make it a 'one stop shop' to see what's playing, exclusive BroadwayWorld content and easy access to purchase tickets as well. Launching later this month will be listings for more than 15,000 upcoming concerts around the globe.

Since launched in 2012, BroadwayWorld.com's increasing commitment to the cabaret world (under editor Stephen Hanks) has been expanding by leaps and bounds, including the 2013 launch of the BroadwayWorld.com Cabaret Awards, which honored the best and brightest after voting by more than 7,000 voters.

To visit the new section, click here.

 

Posted on: Saturday, April 12, 2014 @ 07:03 PM Read, Respond & Share: comments

Tickets Now On Sale for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM: A JULE STYNE TRIBUTE On May 11, With Gillette, Graff, Gravitte, Gonzalez, Uggams & More

On Sunday, May 11th, 2014 at 7:00pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at legendary cabaret venue Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit celebrating the music of incomparable multi-award-winning composer Jule Styne, while also honoring Mother's Day and raising funds for The Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Tickets are now on sale for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM, available here.

Following the sold-out success of BROADWAYWORLD.COM VISITS OZ, and FLY: A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO DAMON INTRABARTOLO earlier this year, this next event in the ongoing series will be an evening directed by BroadwayWorld's own Pat Cerasaro, creator of the popular InDepth InterView series and a wide range of other innovative content for the site, with music direction by Broadway and cabaret veteran Phil Hall.

Performing talent currently scheduled to appear includes (in alphabetical order): David Burtka, Carolee Carmello, Jennifer Diamond, Mandy Gonzalez, Anita Gillette, Randy Graff, Debbie Gravitte, Dee Hoty, Marissa Mulder, Kate Shindle, Christiaan Smith-Kotlarek and Leslie Uggams, with some very special guests and additional surprises to be announced at a later date.

Tickets are now on sale for EVERYTHING'S COMING UP BROADWAYWORLD.COM, available here.

Jule Styne is a Tony Award- and Academy Award-winning composer known for writing over 1500 songs over the course of his career, including scores for such notable Broadway musicals as GYPSY, FUNNY GIRL, GENTLEMEN PREFER BLONDES, PETER PAN, BELLS ARE RINGING, DO RE MI, SUGAR and HALLELUJAH, BABY! Teaming with lyricist Sammy Cahn in the 1940s, he also created a string of Hit Parade leaders and chart-topping hits, including the Oscar-winning "Three Coins In The Fountain" besides many hits culled from his film, TV and theatre scores. In addition to Sammy Cahn, Styne's illustrious collaborators include Stephen Sondheim, Betty Comden and Adolph Green, Bob Merrill, Leo Robin and E.Y. Harburg, with their combined efforts over the years having produced such unforgettable showstopping standards as "Everything's Coming Up Roses", "Don't Rain On My Parade", "Let Me Entertain You", "The Party's Over", "People", "Never Never Land", "Just In Time", and "Diamonds Are A Girl's Best Friend", just to name a few - many of which will be performed in this sure-to-be spectacular Mother's Day fundraising event.

The Breast Cancer Research Foundation® was founded in 1993 by the late Evelyn H. Lauder as an independent, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to funding innovative clinical and translational research. The mission of the Foundation is not just cure - the eradication of existing disease - but also prevention, which implies stopping cancers before they happen by knowing how they happen. Determined to continue Evelyn Lauder's philanthropic ambition and honor her lasting impact on research, BCRF is fiercely committed to pursuing her vision.

Currently, 91 cents of every dollar spent by BCRF is directed towards breast cancer research and awareness programs. Since its inception, the Foundation has raised more than $465 million - over $71 million in fiscal year 2013 alone - to support research at medical institutions across the globe conducting the most advanced and promising breast cancer research.

For more information on the Breast Cancer Research Foundation, please call 646-497-2600 (toll-free, 1-866-FIND-A-CURE), or visit the Foundation web site: www.bcrfcure.org.

We would be thrilled if you would consider joining us for this once-in-a-lifetime special event this Mother's Day! After all, Jule Styne wrote the mother of all musicals, GYPSY, and musicalized the ultimate musical theatre mother, Madame Rose, so brilliantly within it - thus, this May 11 is... for him.

 

Posted on: Sunday, April 06, 2014 @ 09:22 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

BWW Announces Partnership with Producer Lynn Pinto and Rock-it Science Records to Release Benefit Concerts Recordings

I couldn't be more excited to share the below news... For full details, and to register to be the FIRST to be able to order these special releases, click here

Earlier this year, BroadwayWorld.com kicked off the launch of its 10th Anniversary Celebration, featuring regularly scheduled concerts, live streams and special events. 

Today, the hugely popular web site is excited to announce an official partnership with producer Lynn Pinto and Rock-it Science Records to record and release these special evenings, with proceeds benefiting various charities. 

"When we discussed returning to the concert stage with a series of benefits, the first question we asked ourselves was 'How can we share these special nights with ALL of BroadwayWorld.com's readers and fans?'" said CEO Robert Diamond. "The answer came after meeting with Lynn Pinto of Rock-it Science Records, who has been making popular recordings and doing incredible work for more than a decade with the CAROLS FOR A CURE Series, benefiting Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS." 

Each upcoming recording, released on the Rock-it Science Records label, will be available for purchase on CD, DVD and by popular digital download, and profits from sales will be given to the charities focused on for each event. 

For more info, click here

Posted on: Thursday, February 27, 2014 @ 10:06 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

BWW to Present TRIBUTE TO DAMON INTRABARTOLO on 2/24/2014; Cast Announced!

On February 24th, 2014 at 7:00 pm, BroadwayWorld.com will continue its 2014 concert series at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater, hosting an all-star tribute concert and benefit, celebrating the music of "bare" composer Damon Intrabartolo, at Joe's Pub in New York City, directed by his longtime collaborator, friend and Tony-nominee Kristin Hanggi.

Performing talent includes: Victoria Justice (from Nickelodeon's Victorious), Megan Hilty (Smash, Sean Saves the World, Wicked, 9 to 5), Constantine Maroulis (Rock of Ages, Jekyll and Hyde), Stephen Trask (Hedwig and the Angry Inch), Ashley Spencer (Grease, Priscilla, Rock of Ages), Wallace Smith (Rocky, Godspell, Hair), Lesli Margherita(Matilda), Mitchell Jarvis (Rock of Ages), Monique Coleman (High School Musical), Brian Gallagher (Jekyll and Hyde), Natalie Joy Johnson (Kinky Boots, Legally Blonde, bareJustin Sargent (Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark),Jenna Leigh Green (Wicked, bare), James Snyder (If/Then), Teresa Stanley (The Color Purple, Rock of Ages), Todd Buonopane (30 Rock), & Katie Thompson (Giant).

For more info, click here. To purchase tickets, click here

Posted on: Tuesday, December 24, 2013 @ 10:44 AM Read, Respond & Share: comments

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