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GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI for June 9, 2017
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 9, 2017

GOOD MORNING, THEATERATI! Welcome to Friday, June 9, 2017 - we're awfully glad to have you here! It's a big weekend in Nashville, maybe the biggest ever, thanks to the perfect storm of events and celebrations all across the region. It's CMA Music Festival weekend, Bonnaroo is pulsating some miles down the road (taking most of the attendees through Music City on their way to Manchester) and the Nashville Predators take on a team from Pittsburgh in the Stanley Cup Final's sixth game on Sunday night at Bridgestone Arena. (more...)

TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series to Kick Off with CATHARSIS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) announces Catharsis, the first show of the TRU Voices New Plays Reading Series, on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 7pm at Soho Playhouse, 15 Vandam Street, NYC. (more...)

Disney's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST Begins 6/20 at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The 67th Music Circus season kicks off with a two-week run of Disney's beloved family classic musical Beauty and the Beast. Performances are Tuesday, June 20 through Sunday, July 2 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. (more...)

La Jolla Playhouse Productions Nominated for 10 Tony Awards!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

 La Jolla Playhouse's world-premiere productions of Come From Away, featuring book, music and lyrics by David Hein and Irene Sankoff and direction by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, and Indecent, by Paula Vogel, are both up for multiple Tony Awards this season. The Tony Awards ceremony takes place this Sunday, June 11 at 8:00pm, broadcast on CBS. (more...)

VIDEO: Cast of JERSEY BOYS Sing National Anthem at Dodgers Game
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2017

The national tour of Jersey Boys stopped by a Los Angeles Dodgers game this week to sing the national anthem. Take a look at the video below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: Casting Directors Take to the Streets to Rally for Union Contracts
by Jessica Fallon Gordon - Jun 8, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. The Teamsters Local 817 union just released the following statement: (more...)

A.D. Players Names Jake Speck as Executive Director
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

A.D. Players, one of Houston's oldest and largest resident theater companies, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jake Speck as Executive Director. In August 2017, Speck will assume leadership of the company that was founded by actress and playwright Jeannette Clift George in 1967. (more...)

Ain't Too Proud to Beg! Will the Temptations Make Their Broadway Debut?
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

The New York Post has reported that a brand-new musical, based on the lives and career of motown legends, The Temptations, titled, 'Ain't Too Proud - The Temptations' held a staged reading was held in New York last week (more...)

Jake Speck Leaves Studio Tenn for New Job In Houston
by Jeffrey Ellis - Jun 8, 2017

Studio Tenn announced today that Jake Speck will leave his position as Managing Director in August, to assume the executive director position with A.D. Players, a professional theatre company in Houston, Texas. (more...)

DIRTY DANCING Visits Manchester Palace Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Producers Karl Sydow and Paul Elliott are delighted to announce that the new UK production of Dirty Dancing - The Classic Story On Stage, is mamboing back onto the road after a sensational Christmas season in the West End followed by international dates in Bremen and Cannes. (more...)

Who Will Win at the 2017 Tony Awards? We Compare Year By Year!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2017

The 71st Annual Tony Awards are this Sunday June 11th at 8/9c hosted by Kevin Spacey. It's the biggest award show of the Broadway season and it closes out a long awards season for Broadway and Off-Broadway musicals and plays. We can't help but wonder what chances this year's Best Musical and Best Play nominees have of taking home the ultimate prize... (more...)

The Hanover Theatre Conservatory Announces Fall Semester Classes
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

Calling all actors, dancers, musicians, designers and anyone interested in theatre arts! The Hanover Theatre Conservatory for the Performing Arts is excited to announce the schedule for the fall semester featuring over 75 courses including more levels of established classes plus an expanded list of first time offerings. (more...)

Casting Directors Rally Outside Tony Rehearsals for Union Contract
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2017

As BroadwayWorld reported last week, Broadway might be celebrating a successful season, but casting directors still are not pleased with their standing in the theatre community. The Teamsters Local 817 union just released the following statement: (more...)

SUNSET BOULEVARD, TITANIC and JERSEY BOYS Coming to Sheffield This Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Sheffield Theatres have announced a new season of productions including Andrew Lloyd Webber's Sunset Boulevard, critically acclaimed Titanic the Musical and a return visit from smash hit musical Jersey Boys. The season also includes drama and dance, and a selection of one night shows. (more...)

BRASS Festival Meets the West End with BRASS on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Stars of the West End Kate Graham (Billy Elliot, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory and Mamma Mia!) and Matt Corner (Frankie Valli in Jersey Boys), return home to the North East and join forces with, the self-proclaimed danciest swing band in the country, the Scottish Swing Orchestra and the BRASS Broadway Chorus to showcase swing versions of great Broadway songs from Anything Goes, Hairspray, Chicago, West Side Story and many more. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2017 Rising Star Award Winners
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

As one of the nation's leading professional theaters and recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, Paper Mill Playhouse (Mark S. Hoebee-Producing Artistic Director, Todd Schmidt-Managing Director) has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows to Broadway. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway-Bound ROMAN HOLIDAY is A Sweet Confection
by Linda Hodges - Jun 7, 2017

“Roman Holiday” is a sweet confection of a show for sure, though in its present form, it lacks the meaty bite needed to make it a Broadway special. (more...)

Review Roundup: BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)

VIDEO: FREAKY FRIDAY, Starring Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton, Arrives in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

Freaky Friday has made its way to Houston! See stars Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton talk about the show with Houston Life Reporter, Stephanie Gonzalez in the video below! (more...)

BWW Preview: Wausau's Grand Theater Announces 2017-2018 Season
by Meredith Kreisa - Jun 7, 2017

Wausau's Grand Theater announced its 2017-2018 season at a reveal party held on June 6. (more...)

A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN Added to North Carolina Theatre's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 7, 2017

North Carolina Theatre is proud to announce the addition of a new show to the 2017-18 season on stage at the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. This season will feature A NIGHT WITH JANIS JOPLIN during an extended run in the A.J. Fletcher Opera Theater, May 4-20, 2018. (more...)

An Inside Look Behind the Scenes of BUDDY at Bucks County Playhouse in New Hope
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Full casting details for the smash summer musical Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story have been announced prior to runs at both Bucks County Playhouse and the Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts. Details of the performers, who will appear in both presentations, were released by Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alex Fraser, and Producers Stephen Kocis and Josh Fiedler. Directed by Tony nominee Hunter Foster with choreography by Lorin Latarro, Buddy will first run at the Bucks County Playhouse from May 27 through June 17 and will then transfer to the Kimmel Center's Perelman Theater on June 24 for previews, with the official opening June 28. The show will run at the Kimmel Center through July 9. (more...)

Tony Nominee Andy Karl Chats with Keegan-Michael Key About Comedy Onstage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Tony nominee Andy Karl and Keegan-Michael Key are both busy men- Karl performing nightly in Groundhog Day and Key in rehearsals for Hamlet at the Public Theatre. The duo recently took a moment to chat with each other about their respective experiences crafting and performing comedy on stage. Check out the full conversation below! (more...)

Photo Flash: BROADWAY BARES FIRE ISLAND 2017 Makes Stage Classics Sizzle
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Beloved Broadway shows were stripped down, sexied up and given a Broadway Bares twist at this year's edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island. Inspired by some of the theatre's greatest hits and set to pop music, the evening brought Broadway style to classic striptease. Twenty-six of New York City's best dancers came together in Fire Island Pines on June 3, 2017, and raised a record-breaking $56,533 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Scroll down for sizzling photos! (more...)

VIDEO: Broadway Gets Sexier on Fire Island - Watch Highlights from BROADWAY BARES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

Beloved Broadway shows were stripped down, sexied up and given a Broadway Bares twist at this year's edition of Broadway Bares Fire Island. Inspired by some of the theatre's greatest hits and set to pop music, the evening brought Broadway style to classic striptease. Twenty-six of New York City's best dancers came together in Fire Island Pines on June 3, 2017, and raised a record-breaking $56,533 for Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS. Watch highlights from the show below, plus click here for photos! (more...)

GREASE is the Word at the John W. Engeman Theater
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

The John W. Engeman Theater announces the cast and creative team for GREASE. Performances begin on Thursday, July 6 at 8:00pm and run through Sunday, August 27, 2017. (more...)

FRESH FRUIT At 15: the Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2017

Established in 1991, All Out Arts is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit devoted to bringing together the diverse artistic, organizational, political and financial resources of the LGBTQ community in order to fight intolerance. All Out Arts fulfills its mission by supporting arts organizations within the community through fiscal sponsorship, events, contests, collaborations, networking events for emerging artists, and by sponsoring productions, concerts and exhibitions of visual arts. We confront homophobia through the humanizing influence of the arts, and the Fresh Fruit Festival is the primary expression of the All Out Arts mission. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: A Visit to New York Public Library for the Performing Arts' CURTAIN UP Exhibit
by Leah Lane - Jun 16, 2017

"Curtain Up: Celebrating Forty Years of Theatre in New York and London" opened at The New York Public Library for the Performing Arts, Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center October 31st. The idea for the exhibit was conceived when the Society of London Theatre wanted to create a display in conjunction with London's Victoria and Albert Museum to honor forty years of the Olivier Awards. Doug Reside, who is the curator for the Theatre Division at the library, explained that eventually "those conversations [between SOLT and V&A] started to morph about including us and including the Tony's." From there Reside worked with Anna Landreth Strong, V&A Curator of Modern and Contemporary Theatre and Performance, to create an exhibit that worked on both sides of the Atlantic. To qualify for the exhibit a show must have been nominated for both a Tony Award and an Olivier Award, won one of those nominations, and had a production within the last 40 years.  (more...)

BWW Morning Brief June 16th, 2017 - BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U and More!
by Jessica Khan - Jun 16, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: BROADWAY BARES: STRIP U sizzles at the Hammerstein Ballroom this Sunday! (more...)

Photo Flash: THOROUGHLY MODERN MILLIE Opens at Music Theatre Wichita
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

Music Theatre Wichita opens its 2017 Season, "Hollywood to Broadway: A Summer Festival of Musical Theatre" with the 2002 Tony Award-winning Best Musical Thoroughly Modern Millie, playing June 14-18 in the Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. The first of five locally produced Broadway-scale productions, Thoroughly Modern Millie launches the organization's 46th season, which is also the 30th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

Final Show of SUMMERWORKS Announced at the Wild Project
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

The final show of SUMMERWORKS and Fresh Fruit Line Up Announced at the wild project. (more...)

Judge Finds JERSEY BOYS is of Fair Use of Copyrighted Material
by BWW News Desk - Jun 15, 2017

After almost a decade in court and two law suits later, a Nevada judge has ruled that the producers, writers, and director of Jersey Boys did not violate copyright law. (more...)

Trevor Nunn to Helm DESSERT World Premiere at Southwark Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Following on from his success with Daytona at the Theatre Royal, Haymarket, Oliver Cotton, has written a new play for our time, Dessert. (more...)

Review Roundup: Heidi Blickenstaff and Emma Hunton in FREAKY FRIDAY in Houston
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

La Jolla Playhouse presents Freaky Friday, book by Bridget Carpenter (TV's 'Friday Night Lights,' 'Parenthood'), music and lyrics by the Tony Award- and Pulitzer Prize-winning team of Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then), based on the novel 'Freaky Friday' by Mary Rodgers and the Walt Disney motion pictures, to be directed by Playhouse Artistic Director Christopher Ashley, running tonight, January 31 , through March 12, 2017 in the Mandell Weiss Theatre. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: BROADWAY'S BACKBONE with Hair Designer Mitchell Beck
by Broadway's Backbone - Jun 14, 2017

In this episode: ROMAN HOLIDAY's associate Hair Designer Mitchell Beck talks about how the hair department is the first  to arrive at the theatre, the last to leave, and they are usually kept in the basement.  He wasn't ready for New York City, but after 14 years of touring, realized it was NYC or back to Indiana.  He shares that hair in theatre, TV, and film are all the same language, just a different dialect; that creating wigs is similar to sculpting; and that the hair room is like the kitchen of the party... the best place to be.  (more...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Brings Hound Dog Fever Off-Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

Elvis is in the house!  Opening Night of the New York premiere of Attack of the Elvis Impersonators, the zany new musical that will leave you howling for more, with book, music and lyrics by Lory Lazarus, at The Lion Theatre at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th & 10th Avenues) is tomorrow, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

BROADWAY SESSIONS Celebrates 9 Years with All Star Concert Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 14, 2017

BROADWAY SESSIONS is described as an evening of musical performances, games and open mic featuring a new Broadway guest each week. (more...)

Jay Leno Set to Return to The Hanover Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Comedian Jay Leno returns to The Hanover Theatre for Performing Arts, Thursday, October 12 at 7:30 p.m. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS UK and Ireland Tour Announce Further 2018 Dates
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The producers of award-winning West End and Broadway smash-hit musical Jersey Boys are delighted to announce the addition of further dates to the UK & Ireland tour schedule. (more...)

JERSEY BOYS is 'Making it's Way Back' to Wolverhampton
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Wolverhampton Grand Theatre and the producers of award-winning West End and Broadway musical Jersey Boys have just announced the return of the smash-hit show to Wolverhampton from Tuesday 28 August - Saturday 8 September 2018. (more...)

PRICE IS RIGHT LIVE Comes to The Hanover Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

The Price is Right Live! comes to The Hanover Theatre Friday, October 20. Tickets for the 8 p.m. show go on sale to the public June 16, 2017. (more...)

Andrea Burns, Bryan Terrell Clark, Lilli Cooper and More to Star in Concert Reading of Maltby & Shire's THE COUNTRY WIFE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Red Bull Theater today announced a very special Revelation Reading: for two nights only, on Sunday, June 18th and Monday June 19th at The Duke on 42nd Street (229 West 42nd Street, between 7th and 8th Avenues) Red Bull will present a concert reading of  THE COUNTRY WIFE, a new musical adapted from the play of the same name by William Wycherley by Richard Maltby Jr. with lyrics by Richard Maltby Jr. and music by David Shire, and direction by Mr. Maltby.   (more...)

BROADWAY SINGS FOR PRIDE to Perform with Broadway Talent at Mets Pride, NYC Pride and More
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

To celebrate 'Unstoppable', Broadway Sings for Pride's upcoming 7th annual Pride concert on Monday, June 26th and to kickoff New York City Pride, Broadway Sings for Pride (www.BroadwaySingsForPride.com) will sing at events throughout the New York's boroughs! (more...)

Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe Joins WAITRESS Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2017

Broadway star Betsy Wolfe will join the cast of Waitress tonight, June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. Wolfe will be joined by Joe Tippett, who also steps into the role of Earl. (more...)

BWW Feature: MEET MARY BENSEL at Van Wezel Performing Arts Hall
by Carolan Trbovich - Jun 12, 2017

New Weekly Series Starting By BWW Sarasota Highlighting Performance Venues and Who's Who At the Helm (more...)

BWW Interview: Killian Donnelly On Playing Jean Valjean In LES MISERABLES
by Marianka Swain - Jun 12, 2017

Killian Donnelly's stellar musical career includes Kinky Boots, Memphis, The Commitments, Billy Elliot and The Phantom of the Opera. From tonight, he becomes the new West End Jean Valjean in Les Miserables. (more...)

Cast Change Announced for A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2017

Musical theatre company Angelwalk Theatre celebrates Canada's 150th with the world premiere of Everybody's Got A Story: A Celebration of Canadian Women in Music. A tribute to the nation's strong history of women in music, this must-see concert runs Thursday June 15 to Saturday June 17 at 8pm nightly in the brand-new Lyric Theatre at the Toronto Centre for the Arts. (more...)

Save Up to $68 on Tickets to A BRONX TALE THE MUSICAL on Broadway
by Contests - Broadway - Jun 12, 2017

Based on the critically acclaimed play that inspired the now classic film, this streetwise musical will take you to the stoops of the Bronx in the 1960s- where a young man is caught between the father he loves and the mob boss he'd love to be. (more...)

They're Already Winners... Counting Off the Tony Awards Already Won by the 2017 Nominees!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 11, 2017

The 2017 Tony nominees are already winners... literally. Before a single Tony Award goes out tonight, this year's nominees already have a whopping 67 Tony Awards between them. Check out who has already won big below! (more...)

BWW Tonys Special: Ultimate Guide to This Season's Cast Recordings
by David Clarke - Jun 10, 2017

Happy Tonys season BroadwayWorld! Is your CD collection and iPod Tonys ready? The big show-the 71th annual Tony Awards-is just over 24 hours away! Naturally, New York City and theatre fans across the world are excitedly buzzing about this year's ceremonies, which will be broadcast live from Radio City Music Hall on Sunday, June 11, 2017 at 8/7c on CBS. As always, this Broadway season has some exciting contenders in the musical categories, and to get you ready for the big night, I'm recapping the albums you should be listening to (or at least pre-ordering). (more...)

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