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BWW Review: Beth Malone's SO FAR at Joe's Pub is Adorable and Heartwarming
by David Clarke - September 02, 2015

Tony Award nominated Beth Malone, currently starring in the Tony Award winning musical Fun Home on Broadway, returned to Joe's Pub this past Monday and took it by storm with her adorable and heartwarming solo cabaret show Beth Malone: So Far. Through songs and often hilarious vignettes about her lif... (more...)
BWW Reviews: HAMILTON Takes a Shot at Broadway
by Michael Dale - August 07, 2015

Any concerns about the state of 21st Century Broadway musicals can be swiftly addressed by having The Public Theater transfer a show to Times Square once every season.... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Broadway Records and Yellow Sound Label's THE VISIT (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is Devastatingly Beautiful
by David Clarke - August 03, 2015

Earlier in 2015, the final musical from legendary musical creative team John Kander and Fred Ebb opened at the Lyceum Theatre on Broadway. THE VISIT captivated audiences despite its brief run and lack of Tony Award wins. Now, the unique and devastatingly beautiful score is available from Broadway Re... (more...)
VIDEO: BEAUTIFUL's Chilina Kennedy Previews Tonight's Free Central Park Concert
by TV News Desk - August 03, 2015

Broadway star Chilina Kennedy stopped by News 4 New York over the weekend to talk about her role in the musical, BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL.... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Ghostlight Records' SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Original Broadway Cast Recording) is a Gorgeous Capture of a Simplistic Musical
by David Clarke - August 01, 2015

Pretty much all of New York is absolutely in love with SOMETHING ROTTEN!, a new musical comedy with music and lyrics by Wayne Kirkpatrick and Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell. Now, Ghostlight Records release of the cheerful SOMETHING ROTTEN! (Original Broadway Cas... (more...)
VIDEO: Preview '13's Allie Trimm & Brynn Williams' Upcoming 54 Below Show!
by Stage Tube - July 30, 2015

Below, watch a sneak peek of the show as the duo cover RENT's 'Take Me Or Leave Me'!... (more...)
BWW Recap: Patti Murin and her Fancy Friends Celebrate THE BACHELORETTE Finale
by Patti Murin - July 28, 2015

Good morning, all you stalwart Bachelorette fans! We've made it to the end of yet another season, and I believe I've consumed roughly 350 gallons of rose along the way. Last night's finale gathering was slightly epic, so excuse my tardiness with this recap. I viewed the Final Rose Ceremony with a ho... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Bland AMAZING GRACE Blessed With Barre's Terrific Production
by Michael Dale - July 17, 2015

Is it possible to leave a theatre humming the direction?... (more...)
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Sutton Foster's WISH and AN EVENING WITH SUTTON FOSTER are Bubbly and Vivacious
by David Clarke - July 16, 2015

Sutton Foster is currently wowing audiences as Queenie in City Center's Encores! Off-Center concert production of Andrew Lippa's The Wild Party. Her beguiling and sweet debut album WISH was released in 2008 by Ghostlight Records, In 2011 they also released her radiant sophomore album, AN EVENING WIT... (more...)
VIDEO: Lin-Manuel Miranda Greets Hopeful Lottery Participants Ahead of First HAMILTON Preview
by Stage Tube - July 14, 2015

Below, Lin-Manuel Miranda himself greeted the crowds of eager lottery participants who filled 46th Street, all hoping for a chance to see the show's Broadway bow!... (more...)
BWW Reviews: PENN & TELLER ON BROADWAY, Magic Without The Mystery
by Michael Dale - July 13, 2015

Once reluctant to call themselves magicians, Penn & Teller's wryly humored show affectionately honors sideshow entertainment.... (more...)
BWW Review: Toronto Says 'YEAH' To Kinky Boots
by Alan Henry - June 29, 2015

There's a party happening every day at The Royal Alexandra Theatre in Toronto - and that party is the Canadian production of Kinky Boots which opened Sunday night. The mostly Canadian cast, save for American newcomer Alan Mingo Jr. as Lola earned a standing ovation from the opening night audience.... (more...)
VIDEO: Preview Tonight's 'Actors Studio' Featuring AN ACT OF GOD's Jim Parsons
by TV News Desk - June 18, 2015

The Big Bang Theory star Jim Parsons, currently starring in Broadway's AN ACT OF GOD, sits down with host James Lipton on Bravo's 'Inside The Actor's Studio', airing tonight, June 18 at 8pm ET/PT.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: ON YOUR FEET! Musical Gloriously Dances Forward In World-Premiere Production
by Rachel Weinberg - June 18, 2015

In an artful blend of musical theater glamour and Latin grooves, the world-premiere musical 'On Your Feet! The Story of Emilio & Gloria Estefan' brings that duo to the stage in a colorful and immensely entertaining production. This catchy jukebox musical manages to accomplish that rare feat of incor... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Idina Menzel Wows in World Tour
by BWW News Desk - June 09, 2015

After kicking off her world tour in Seoul just a over a week ago, followed by a total of four shows in Osaka, Nagoya, and Tokyo, Idina Menzel held Sunday her one-night-only performance in Manila capping the Asian stretch of her 53-city concert performances.... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Betty Buckley's DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES is a Beautifully Rich Experience
by David Clarke - June 02, 2015

Last week, Betty Buckley returned to Joe's Pub to debut her newest cabaret concert DARK BLUE-EYED BLUES. Thrilled to have been recognized as a chanteuse in recent reviews, Buckley programmed the evening to be the "musings of a chanteuse," packing the set with standards and contemporary hits. The Bro... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Parsons Preaches It in AN ACT OF GOD
by Michael Dale - May 29, 2015

Jim Parsons appears as God appearing as Jim Parsons in the first Broadway play based on a Twitter account.... (more...)
BWW #TBT CD Reviews: Judy Garland's JUDY AT CARNEGIE HALL is Truly Epic
by David Clarke - May 28, 2015

June is just around the corner. In New York, this means that spring is melting into summer and that New York City's annual celebration and remembrance of the original Stonewall riots is here. While the official NYC Pride website only lists a week's worth of activities late in June, denizens of the c... (more...)
VIDEO: Hosts Kristin Chenoweth & Alan Cumming Preview the 69th ANNUAL TONY AWARDS!
by TV News Desk - May 28, 2015

Below, Tony Award winners and this year's hosts of the ceremony, Kristin Chenoweth and Alan Cumming preview Broadway's biggest night!... (more...)
BWW Review: TITANIC Doesn't Sink At The Princess of Wales Theatre
by Alan Henry - May 25, 2015

Titanic the Musical opened yesterday afternoon in Toronto, and was met by thunderous applause and a standing ovation following the performance. The musical, which opened in 1997 on Broadway and pre-dates the James Cameron film went on to win five Tony Awards including 'Best Musical' - but still clos... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Cast Bids SIDE SHOW a Fond Farewell with 'Added Attractions' Encore at 54 Below
by David Clarke - May 17, 2015

Back by popular demand, March's SIDE SHOW: ADDED ATTRACTIONS concert returned to 54 Below this week. Packing in two more performances, the Monday evening show celebrated the short lived Broadway run of the revival of Side Show, the March concert, and the upcoming release of Broadway Records' SIDE SH... (more...)
BWW Review: PITCH PERFECT 2 Sings a Beautiful, Hilarious Song of Friendship
by Matt Tamanini - May 15, 2015

Making a film sequel is difficult, especially when it doesn't involve a superhero cinematic universe. In the case of following up 2012's surprise musical success PITCH PERFECT, the task was especially daunting; how do you improve upon a low-budget sleeper hit that shattered any and all conceivable e... (more...)
BWW Reviews: James Snyder Charms Birdland
by David Clarke - May 08, 2015

James Snyder got this week off to a great start when he brought James Snyder: Prince Charming to Birdland as part of the venue's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series. Existing partly as a way to promote the upcoming production of Ever After at Paper Mill Playhouse, this intimate cabaret conce... (more...)
BWW CD Reviews: Josh Groban's STAGES is Lush and Fantastic
by David Clarke - May 05, 2015

No stranger to stages around the world, internationally acclaimed singer Josh Groban released his lush album STAGES late last month. The album is a sparkling collection of some of musical theater's greatest songs, giving fans of Broadway and fans of Josh Groban many reasons to rejoice. Josh Groban w... (more...)
BWW Reviews: Brian Gallagher Rocks Birdland with Poise and Power
by David Clarke - April 29, 2015

To celebrate the release of his debut solo album ALL THAT'S AHEAD, Brian Gallagher performed an intimate set in Birdland's ongoing Broadway at Birdland concert series on Monday, April 27. Joined by Megan Hilty, he and his robustly talented band brought music from the album to dazzling life. With exu... (more...)