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BWW Blog: Bob Marks - Know Genres and Subgenres 
by Guest Blogger: Bob Marks - Oct 31, 2016

When you first start digging into the vast array of musical theatre styles and genres out there, it can be pretty overwhelming. However, don't let this trepidation stop you from jumping in with both feet. You will be amazed with the help of all the great Broadway documentaries and archived recordings available on the Internet how easy it can be to immerse yourself in these classic scores, and immerse you must. Broadway music is traditionally very self-referential, and directors expect working actors to understand basic tropes like the Act I "what do I want" ballad or the eleven o'clock gospel number. Trust me, you don't want to be the only chorus member in Urinetown to miss that  "Snuff that Girl" is an affectionate tribute to "Cool" in West Side Story. (more...)

Sutton Foster, Heather Headley & More Will Take Part in Lincoln Center Songbook Series in 2017!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Lincoln Center's acclaimed American Songbook series returns for its 18th season of celebrating the best in American singing and songwriting. During February and March 2016, established and rising singers and singer-songwriters across a range of genres-Southern soul, bluegrass, folk, R&B, indie rock, pop, musical theater, and more-will take The Appel Room stage for concerts that explore the many iterations of American song. And in spring, American Songbook will return to Alice Tully Hall with two dynamic women whose artistry in two very different arenas demonstrates the expansive reach of American song embodied in the series. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY Comes to Sierra Rep This Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 31, 2016

Sierra Repertory Theatre presents a stage adaptation of the nostalgic holiday film, 'A Christmas Story,' November 11 - December 18 at the East Sonora Theatre on Mono Way. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 10/30/2016
by BWW - Oct 30, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/30/2016 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Jason Graae, Harley Jay and Rebecca Ann Johnson to Star in RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 29, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company has announced the complete cast of RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

'Laverne & Shirley's' Cindy Williams takes the Stage at Meadow Brook Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

Meadow Brook Theatre welcomes the beloved Cindy Williams to the stage in the Michigan premiere of Mom's Gift by Phil Olson.  She returns to the Meadow Brook stage for the fourth time this January. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE ACEDIAN PIRATES at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

The Acedian Pirates is the debut play from Jay Taylor (Nell Gwyn, Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies) which challenges our understanding of mythology and forces us to ask vital questions about military occupation. Performances play Theatre503, The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW now through Saturday 19th November 2016. Press Night is tomorrow Today 28th October and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below, plus a trailer for the show! (more...)

THE AUDIENCE Kicks Off the 2016/17 Season at The Maltz Jupiter Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2016

A riveting new play that swept Broadway last season will open the Maltz Jupiter Theatre's 2016/17 season, Let Us Entertain You! (more...)

BWW Feature: Desert Theatreworks Presents SHOW WRECK, a Musical Revue, as a Fundraiser
by Audrey Liebross - Oct 27, 2016

Desert Theatreworks presented SHOW WRECK, a musical parody revue, as a fundraiser. Arnie Kleban, Adina Lawson, Lance Phillips-Martinez, Luke Rainey, and Karen Schmitt presented numbers originated by FORBIDDEN BROADWAY, all of which made fun of theatergoers' favorite New York street. Desert Theatreworks is beginning several new project that require funding to continue. (more...)

Menken & Spencer's THE APPRENTICESHIP OF DUDDY KRAVITZ Gets Original Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release the original cast recording of the musical The Apprenticeship of Duddy Kravitz online and in stores on Friday, December 2, 2016. (more...)

Initial Casting Announced for FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, 10/27; Hannah Elless, Mamie Parris, Jonah Platt and More!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

New York, New York: National Alliance for Musical Theatre (Betsy King Militello, Executive Director) is thrilled to announce the first round of casting for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Today, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). The Festival will kick off on Wednesday, October 26 with its celebrated concert, The 46th Minute, which features songs from Festival shows you will not get to hear in the 45-minute presentation. (more...)

NAMT's 28th Annual Festival of New Musicals Officially Launches Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. The Festival will take place tonight, October 27 and tomorrow, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Kate Wetherhead Hosts NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre presents the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

Musical Theatre West's Reiner Stage Reading Series Presents THE BOYS FROM SYRACUSE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 27, 2016

Musical Theatre West's (MTW) Reiner Staged Reading Series presents the Rodgers & Hart's classic The Boys from Syracuse Sunday, November 13, 2016 at 7:00pm at its new home, the Beverly O'Neill Theater, located at the Long Beach Convention & Entertainment Center.  Tickets are now on Tickets are now on sale online at www.musical.org, by visiting the MTW West Ticket Office, or by calling (562) 856-1999, ext. 4.  Advance general admission tickets for each performance are $27 (or $32 on the day of the performance).  You can also purchase a subscription for the final two 2016 Reiner Staged Reading performances (She Loves Me will be performed Saturday, December 3, 7pm) for $50.  Seating is general admission, with season subscribers receiving early access to the theatre via a special subscriber door. (more...)

Broadway's FALSETTOS Revival to Hit the Studio for First-Ever Full-Fledged Recording
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Ghostlight Records will preserve the Lincoln Center Theater production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical with a new Broadway cast recording to be released later this season. The new two disc-set will mark the first time the landmark show has been recorded in its entirety. (more...)

Jason Graae and More Lead RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, Beginning Tonight at Rubicon
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

Rubicon Theatre Company presents RETURN TO THE FORBIDDEN PLANET, a fabulously campy send up of 'Forbidden Planet' and other sci-fi film and TV shows of the 1950s which melds plot elements from The Tempest with language from multiple plays by Shakespeare. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for THE ACEDIAN PIRATES at Theatre503
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

The Acedian Pirates is the debut play from Jay Taylor (Nell Gwyn, Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies) which challenges our understanding of mythology and forces us to ask vital questions about military occupation. The Acedian Pirates will run at Theatre503 (The Latchmere, 503 Battersea Park Road, London SW11 3BW) Today 26th October - Saturday 19th November 2016. Press Night: Friday 28th October, 7.45pm. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley & More Set for NAMT's Festival Opener THE 46TH MINUTE Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) kicks off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. Hosted by Joe Iconis, The 46th Minute concert will take place at New World Stages (340 West 50 Street) tonight, October 26, 2016 at 6:30pm. (more...)

Star-Packed Lineup Slated for AN EVENING OF CLASSIC BROADWAY at Rockwell
by BWW News Desk - Oct 26, 2016

L.A.'s live music venue, Rockwell Table & Stage in Los Feliz, continues its ongoing line-up show, An Evening of Classic Broadway, on Tuesday, November 15th at 8PM. (more...)

Edward James Hyland, Liv Rooth, Karen Ziemba and More to Lead OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, present Other People's Money, by Jerry Sterner, directed by Marc Bruni from November 23 through December 18 on the Claire Tow Stage in the C. Newton Schenck Theatre. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Headline The Black Box Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Oct 25, 2016

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel performs a one-night-only show at THE BLACK BOX, downtown Franklin's theater, music and event venue, Saturday, November 19. (more...)

New Theatre to Present SUMMER RAIN this Holiday Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

A light-hearted yet bittersweet story with delightful songs and lively dance numbers makes Summer Rain is the perfect way to end the year. (more...)

Fisher Theater Announces Lottery Ticket Policy for THE BOOK OF MORMON
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

Following record breaking and sold out engagements in 2013 and 2014, THE BOOK OF MORMON, is pleased to announce a lottery ticket policy for the National Tour, which begins November 1 at The Fisher Theater in Detroit and plays a limited two week engagement through November 13.  In Detroit, the production will conduct a pre-show lottery at the box office, making a limited number of tickets available at $25 apiece (includes at $4 restoration fee). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Something New' Releases Season 4 Finale with Devin Ilaw, Amy Jo Jackson, Gabe Violett, and More!
by Something New - Oct 24, 2016

The Season 4 finale of Joel B. New's musical theatre podcast 'Something New' took to the stage in the form of a livestream concert on Saturday, October 8th. An audio recording of the event has been exclusively released to BroadwayWorld on October 24th and will be available on all podcast platforms starting October 31st. (more...)

Kate Wetherhead to Host NAMT's SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE; Cabaret Lineup Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced this year's line-up for the SONGWRITERS CABARET and SONGWRITERS SHOWCASE hosted by Drama Desk Nominee Kate Wetherhead, which are part of the 28th annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Salt Lake City (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Milwaukee, WI - Week of 10/23/2016
by BWW - Oct 23, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 10/23/2016 for Milwaukee, WI (more...)

The Maltz Jupiter to Present THE AUDIENCE
by BWW News Desk - Oct 23, 2016

For more than sixty years, Queen Elizabeth II has held private weekly meetings with each Prime Minister, from Churchill to Cameron. In these intimate and sometimes explosive conversations, we see glimpses of the woman who wears the crown and witness the moments that shaped a monarch. Go behind the walls of Buckingham Palace and into the private chambers of Queen Elizabeth II for the audience in Peter Morgan's riveting new play that swept Broadway last season. Sponsored by the John McDonald Company. Learn More (more...)

Jason Kravits Returns to The Duplex with OFF THE TOP 10/27
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2016

Actor-writer-musical improviser Jason Kravits returns to his Village stomping grounds, The Duplex,on Oct. 27th at 7pm, with OFF The TOP. Jason is fresh from breaking in his act in Los Angeles this month at Rockwell, where he was joined by Gary Anthony Williams and Nicole Parker Redford in a 'reunion' of their 'long defunct folk/spoken word trio."   (more...)

Hannah Elless, Nikki M. James, Brynn O'Malley and More Set for NAMT's THE 46TH MINUTE Concert
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will kick off the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS with The 46th Minute. (more...)

Sierra Rep Co-Founders Dennis and Sara Jones to Retire
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2016

Dennis and Sara Jones, who founded Sierra Repertory Theatre 37 years ago, met recently with the Board of Trustees to announce their retirement. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Mamie Parris Take on 'Memory' as CATS' New Grizabella!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 7, 2016

Broadway veteran Mamie Parris recently assumed the iconic role of 'Grizabella the Glamour Cat' in the first-ever Broadway revival of Andrew Lloyd Webber's CATS Parris, who most recently starred as 'Patty' in Andrew Lloyd Webber's newest smash hit School of Rock - The Musical, succeeds pop star Leona Lewis in the role. (more...)

WELCOME TO SHOOFLY Reading Stars Allison Case, Lavon Fisher-Wilson, Natalie Charle Ellis & More
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

WELCOME TO SHOOFLY reading stars Allison Case, Lavon Fisher-Wilson, Natalie Charle Ellis, Sam Underwood, Lenny Wolpe, Jill Abramovitz, Christine Pedi, Marc delaCruz & more. (more...)

BWW Interview: Ellie Mooney - Walnut's Wicked Witch
by Pati Buehler - Nov 6, 2016

Ellie Mooney: actor/director/choreographer and one of Philly's "go to actors" (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Dallas - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Dallas (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Los Angeles - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Los Angeles (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Salt Lake City - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Salt Lake City (more...)

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York. (more...)

The Lyric Stage Announces Cast, Creative Team for MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

The Lyric Stage Company of Boston announces cast and creative team for MURDER FOR TWO, with Book & Music by Joe Kinosian and Book & Lyrics by Kellen Blair. Directed by A. Nora Long with Music Director Bethany Aiken, the production runs November 25 - December 24, 2016, with a press opening slated for Sunday, November 27, 3pm. (more...)

A CHRISTMAS STORY, THE MUSICAL to Bring Laugh-Out-Loud Tale to BPA
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Offering sweet nostalgia for adults, and great fun for the kids, this laugh-out-loud holiday tale of American Christmases past has been cleverly re-wrapped as a new musical. (more...)

ELF THE MUSICAL Spreads Christmas Cheer on 2016 Holiday Tour, Kicking Off Today
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

ETworks Presentations, LLC and WarnerBros. Theatre Ventures are thrilled to announce that the Broadway musical ELF will perform across the country once again this holiday season beginning this month. (more...)

CLOSE TO YOU: BACHARACH REIMAGINED Cast Recording Celebrates Release in L.A.
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced that Close to You: Bacharach Reimagined from KYLE RIABKO is now available from Spotify and other streaming services. (more...)

Broadway's A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL Begins Previews This Evening
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Performances begin tonight, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. The show is produced by Tommy Mottola, the Dodgers, Tribeca Productions, and Evermere Entertainment. (more...)

A BRONX TALE Announces Rush Policy Before Tomorrow's First Preview
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Performances begin tomorrow, today, November 3, for the Broadway premiere of A BRONX TALE, the new musical featuring a book by Academy Award nominee Chazz Palminteri, music by Oscar, Grammy, and Tony Award winner Alan Menken, and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Oscar and Tony Award nominee Glenn Slater, co-directed by two-time Oscar winner Robert De Niro and four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks, with choreography by Tony nominee Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

THE DROWSY CHAPERONE to Open at Cal State Fullerton This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 2, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's production of 'The Drowsy Chaperone' with Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar is directed by Sarah Ripper, choreographed by William F. Lett, with musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon. Performances will be held in the Little Theatre, November 18-December 11, 2016. (more...)

A NICE FAMILY CHRISTMAS has World Premiere Friday
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

The Group Rep presents the world premiere comedy A Nice Family Christmas written by Phil Olson, directed by Doug Engalla, produced by Alyson York. (more...)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens at Cal State Fullerton on 11/3
by BWW News Desk - Nov 1, 2016

Cal State Fullerton's production of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, is directed by Professor Mark Ramont and runs November 4-20, 2016 in the Young Theatre on campus. (more...)

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