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NYC Teen Playwrights Premiere Plays at Leap Onstage Event
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Students from 10 NYC public schools, whose plays will be published by renowned publisher Samuel French, will showcase their original works and perform them at The Pearl Theatre as part of the acclaimed LEAP OnStage program. LEAP OnStage, created by Learning through an Expanded Arts Program (LEAP), immerses 500 public school students, mostly in communities underserved by the arts, in a comprehensive theater program. (more...)

Tony Awards Close-Up: Andrew Rannells Reveals When His Love for FALSETTOS Began!
by BroadwayWorld TV - May 31, 2017

Despite its limited run, last falls incarnation of  FALSETTOS made a wonderful impact on audiences and critics alike due to the cast's amazing performances. One of those cast members happens to be Andrew Rannells, whose performance as Whizzer earned him a Tony nomination for Featured Actor in a Musical. (more...)

Dayle Hodge, JC McCann, Rachel Jerram and More Bring Works of Tim Rice to Seabourn Fleet
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

Following the successful launch of Seabourn's exclusive partnership with acclaimed English musical theatre lyricist of Broadway, Sir Tim Rice, the world's finest ultra-luxury cruise line is announcing his successful production, 'An Evening with Tim Rice,' now playing on all Seabourn ships. (more...)

Brad Oscar, Sarah Stiles, Gideon Glick, Frenchie Davis, George Faison and More to 'Sing for Pride' in UNSTOPPABLE Benefit
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2017

On Monday, June 26, 2017, Broadway Sings for Pride will premiere their 7th anniversary benefit concert in New York City at the JCC Manhattan. This milestone event will be filled with singing (from pop to Broadway), stories, special guests, and, of course, fun! The proceeds will benefit The Tyler Clementi Foundation and Orlando's Contigo Fund. (more...)

Palace Theater 2017/18 Season on Sale 6/12
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

Whether you  are a consummate game show lover, want to revel in nostalgia and groove to  iconic 60's and 70's music or enjoy the experience of taking in a beloved holiday classic with family, the Palace Theater has a season of shows that are sure to please. (more...)

Alumni Successes Propel UNC School of the Arts' Drama School to Top Five Ranking
by BWW News Desk - May 30, 2017

The Hollywood Reporter has ranked the School of Drama at the University of North Carolina School of the Arts (UNCSA) at No. 5 in the world. (more...)

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...)

ORIGINAL STARS from American Bandstand Roll into Worcester this Fall
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

In 1959, one man hired some buses, loaded up the brightest stars and a generation's greatest songs and took their show on the road. Now the ORIGINAL STARS of American Bandstand are back on the bus and rolling into Worcester, Friday, October 27 at 8 p.m. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Jennifer Cody, Jason Graae, Zonya Love and More Complete 2017 Music Circus Season Casting
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2017

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all five shows in the 67th Music Circus season. The cast is loaded with Broadway veterans-some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts-Tony Award nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (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...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the 2017 Tony Nominees - GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl
by Walter McBride - Jun 5, 2017

On May 3, the 2017 Tony nominees flocked to the Sofitel New York, where they met with the press for the first time since getting the big news. BroadwayWorld will continue bringing you coverage from the epic day over the next month, but for now, check out photos of Best Performance by and Actor in a Leading Role in a Musical nominee for Groundhog Day- Andy Karl, as captured by Walter McBride! (more...)

Tony Winner John Lloyd Young to Return to Feinstein's at the Nikko This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

Following three previous sold-out engagements, Feinstein's at the Nikko is thrilled to welcome the return of Tony Award winner John Lloyd Young for three performances only-Thursday, August 10 (8 p.m.), Friday, August 11 (8 p.m.) and Saturday, August 12 (7 p.m.). (more...)

Photo Flash: (mostly)musicals Returns with 23rd Edition: *IN DREAMS*
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

(mostly)musicals returned to the E Spot Lounge on Monday, May 22nd, for its 23rd edition, titled '*in dreams*.' BroadwayWorld has photos from the dreamy night below! (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: LITTLE KNOWN FACTS with Ilana Levine- featuring Andrew Rannells and Ben Platt
by Little Known Facts w/ Ilana Levine - Jun 5, 2017

BroadwayWorld has teamed up with Broadway alum Ilana Levine, who makes her entrance onto the podcast stage with her new show Little Known Facts. Ilana's unique brand of celebrity interview, 'Podcast Verite,' is unfiltered, raw, honest and uniquely funny. (more...)

Hit Potter Comedy PUFFS to Apparate to New World Stages in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2017

PUFFS or: Seven Increasingly Eventful Years at a Certain School of Magic & Magic continues its remarkable journey as it moves from Off-Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway to Off-Broadway-er with a transfer to its new home at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street). (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: How GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Found His Phil
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 5, 2017

Andy Karl may have only just begun his Broadway journey as Phil Connors in Groundhog Day, but his road to Punxsutawney was a long one. Below, watch as the 2017 Tony nominee joins SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld to chat about winning his first Olivier Award, getting through his pre-opening night injury, and so much more! (more...)

A Sweet Treat! CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY Original Broadway Cast Album Available Digitally Today; In-Stores 6/23
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2017

The Original Broadway Cast Recording for Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory is available digitally today and will be available in-stores Friday, June 23, 2017. (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...)

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...)

ATTACK OF THE ELVIS IMPERSONATORS Debuts Off-Broadway Tonight at Theatre Row
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Performances begin TONIGHT for 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). Opening Night is Thursday, June 15, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. (more...)

Photo Coverage: GROUNDHOG DAY's Andy Karl Becomes Broadway Royalty with a New Portrait at Sardi's!
by Walter McBride - Jun 1, 2017

Just yesterday, the cast of the Tony-nominated Groundhog Day gathered at Sardi's to celebrate their (also Tony-nominated) leading man, Andy Karl. Karl joins the ranks of Broadway royalty with a brand new portrait for the walls. BroadwayWorld brings you photos from the special day below! (more...)

I ONLY HAVE LIES FOR YOU Comes to the Laurie Beechman Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Amy Wolk and Nikki M. James present 'I Only Have Lies For You', a new live gameshow that pits Broadway panelists against each other in a lying contest. Two teams of three will go head-to-head telling stories, some of which may not be true---it is up to the other team to guess, Truth or Lie. Featuring musical direction by Nate Buccieri, panelists will defend their stories by all means possible, including song and dance. Hosted by MAC Award winner Amy Wolk, 'I Only Have Lies For You' will be presented monthly at the Laurie Beechman Theatre in New York City, and will be recorded as a podcast. (more...)

NYC Teen Playwrights Premiere Plays At LeAp Onstage Event Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Students from 10 NYC public schools, whose plays will be published by renowned publisher Samuel French, will showcase their original works and perform them at The Pearl Theatre as part of the acclaimed LEAP OnStage program.  (more...)

Diana Huey, Eric Kunze, Joey Barreiro, Matt Bogart, James Snyder and More Slated for Pittsburgh CLO's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2017

Pittsburgh CLO celebrates 71 years of musical theater magic with an incredible line-up of musicals featuring a team of Pittsburgh CLO alumni and Broadway's very best artists. (more...)

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