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RAISIN Musical to Return to NYC After 42-Year Hiatus This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

The award-winning Astoria Performing Arts Center (APAC) will present a limited engagement of the critically acclaimed musical Raisin this Spring. Winner of the 1974 Tony Award for Best Musical and based on Lorraine Hansberry's groundbreaking play, this timeless musical will return to New York City after a 42-year hiatus, May 4 - 27, 2017, at Good Shepherd United Methodist Church, 30-44 Crescent St (at 30th Road), Astoria, NY 11102. (more...)

SPONGEBOB's Ethan Slater Signs on for BAGHDADDY Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Ethan Slater will join the cast in the role of Jerry Samuel in the well-reviewed, NY Times Critic's Pick Baghdaddy (formerly known as Who's Your Baghdaddy?) as it returns to Off-Broadway this April. (more...)

Greg Louganis to Host YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND: AN 80'S DANCE PARTY for The American Pops
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2017

Greg Louganis - the diving legend who first swept the Olympics in 1984 and 1988 - will serve as celebrity host when Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party. (more...)

World Premiere of Tony Nominee Glenn Slater and Wendy Wilf's BEATSVILLE Opens this May at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will proudly present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. (more...)

BWW Review: Shows That Never Made It to Broadway Find a Home at Feinstein's/54 Below with BROADWAY BOUND
by Troy Frisby - Mar 29, 2017

'That's really niche.' Those words from one of the night's emcees, Feinstein's/54 Below Programming Director Jennifer Ashley Tepper, were technically used in reference to Linda Lavin's propensity to play love interests for superheroes. But, really, they could've been used to describe BROADWAY BOUND: THE MUSICALS THAT NEVER CAME TO BROADWAY, which played at the aforementioned venue March 21. (more...)

Breaking News: Bianca Marroquin, Constantine Maroulis, Beth Malone, John Tartaglia & More Join the Muny's 99th Season!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

The Muny announced today 21 principal cast members for its 99th season. Full company casting will be announced throughout April. The 2017 Muny season opens with Jesus Christ Superstar followed by Disney's The Little Mermaid and A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum. The season continues with the premiere of All Shook Up! and a newly re- envisioned The Unsinkable Molly Brown. Season 99 closes with A Chorus Line and the much- anticipated Muny debut of Newsies. (more...)

The New Disney Musical FREAKY FRIDAY Puts a Contemporary Spin on a Beloved Classic
by BWW News Desk - Mar 29, 2017

Cleveland Play House will close out their 2016-17 season with the joyful new musical romp, Freaky Friday. Based on the celebrated novel by Mary Rodgers which spawned two hit Disney films, Freaky Friday tells the story of a mother and daughter who magically swap bodies for 24 chaotic hours. The contemporary update of this American classic includes a hilarious new book by Bridget Carpenter ("Parenthood," "Friday Night Lights"), and a pop?rock score by Tony Award® and Pulitzer Prize winners Tom Kitt and Brian Yorkey (Next to Normal, If/Then). Directed by Christopher Ashley, Artistic Director of La Jolla Playhouse, it has been hailed as "a polished, peppy, modern fairy tale" by The Washington Post. With high-energy choreography by Sergio Trujillo (Memphis, Jersey Boys), this vivacious production is "delightfully spunky" with "timeless appeal" (Variety). (more...)

HAMLET to Transfer to Harold Pinter Theatre Following Sold-Out Run at Almeida Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 28, 2017

Olivier Award-winning director, Robert Icke's (Mary Stuart, The Red Barn, Uncle Vanya, Oresteia, Mr Burns and 1984), ground-breaking and electrifying production of William Shakespeare's Hamlet, starring BAFTA award-winner Andrew Scott (Moriarty in BBC's Sherlock, Denial, Spectre, Design For Living and Cock) in the title role, will transfer to the Harold Pinter Theatre, following a critically acclaimed and sell out run at the Almeida Theatre. (more...)

ONCE ON THIS ISLAND Sailing to Haiti to Find Broadway Lead; Dates Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Producers Ken Davenport and Hunter Arnold have announced that Once On This Island, the Olivier Award-winning and Tony Award-nominated Best Musical, is returning to Broadway this fall. (more...)

The American Pops Orchestra Totally Celebrates the 80's in YOU SPIN ME 'ROUND on 4/7
by BWW News Desk - Mar 27, 2017

Maestro LUKE FRAZIER and THE AMERICAN POPS ORCHESTRA - Washington, DC's innovative hometown orchestra - will conclude their all-star 2016-2017 season with You Spin Me 'Round: An 80's Dance Party on Friday, April 7 at 8:00 PM atThe George Washington University's Lisner Auditorium (730 21st Street NW, Washington, DC). Put on your dancing shoes and travel back in time to the era of neon, teased hair, and shoulder pads as the American Pops interpret the popular music of the 1980's. This "rad" original program combines DJ mixing, live orchestra, dancers, and hot vocalists to bring back favorite music of the 1980's in a whole new way. 80's inspired attire is encouraged. Our talented performers lead the party and will get you into the groove like it's 1989. Tickets to the show are on sale now at www.TheAmericanPops.org. (more...)

Broadwaysted Celebrates the Game Master's Wedding with Betrothed Broadway Stars Whitney Bashor & Jared Zirilli
by Broadwaysted - Mar 26, 2017

It's finally here, folks. Game Master Kimberly's wedding to #EnemyoftheShow Jay Schmidt (yes, we now have our own red-headed Kimmy Schmidt!) was yesterday! To celebrate the upcoming special day, the Broadwaysted Crew is chatting bout love with talented real-life Broadway couple Whitney Bashor and Jared Zirilli. It's an open bar for this 'Wedding' themed episode as Whitney dishes about her experience with THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY and Jared talks touring with WICKED and WE WILL ROCK YOU. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for New Jersey (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 3/26/2017
by BWW - Mar 26, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/26/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Photo Flash: Astoria Performing Arts Center Celebrates the First Day of Spring with Homecoming Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

On the first day of spring at the hidden gem of Long Island City Paper Factory Hotel, Astoria Performing Arts Center hosted their annual benefit, HOMECOMING. The evening welcomed nearly 100 guests to enjoy musical selections from former APAC artists. (more...)

LZP Productions to Present MERRILY WE ROLL ALONG at Cutting Hall Theater
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2017

LZP Productions brings the musical 'Merrily We Roll Along' (music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth) to the Cutting Hall Theater, 150 E Wood Street, Palatine, IL, from April 1 through April 9. (more...)

Irresistible Comedy BAD DATES to Complete Huntington's 2017-2018 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2017

The 15th anniversary production of Theresa Rebeck's irresistible comedy Bad Dates will complete the Huntington Theatre Company's 2017-2018 season. Bad Dates will be directed by Huntington favorite Jessica Stone (This season's Ripcord and Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike at the Huntington), and the play joins the previously announced seven titles in the 2017-2018 season. (more...)

Joe Cassidy and Constantine Maroulis to Lead Gopnik & Shire's New Musical 'THE MOST BEAUTIFUL ROOM' at Long Wharf Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2017

Long Wharf Theatre, under the director of Artistic Director Gordon Edelstein and Managing Director Joshua Borenstein, presents the world premiere of The Most Beautiful Room in New York, a new musical with book and lyrics by Adam Gopnik and music by David Shire, directed by Edelstein. (more...)

BEST WORST THING... disponible en Netflix España
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - Mar 20, 2017

El documental dirigido por Lonny Price sobre el musical de Stephen Sondheim que protagonizo en 1981 ya esta disponible en Netflix España. (more...)

LOVE LETTER Extends at Don't Tell Mama Due To Popular Demand
by BWW News Desk - Mar 20, 2017

Don't Tell Mama is very pleased to announce that an additional performance of the new cabaret show Love Letter: Joe Iconis & Lauren Marcus do Johnny Cash & June Carter Cash has been added due to overwhelming demand. In addition to tonight's fully booked 7:30pm performance, the couple will perform the show on Saturday March 25th at 3pm. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in New Jersey - Week of 3/19/2017
by BWW - Mar 19, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 3/19/2017 for New Jersey (more...)

Imelda Staunton-Led WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF? to Hit Cinemas This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Following the enormously successful opening of James Macdonald's new production of Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? starring Imelda Staunton, Conleth Hill, Imogen Poots and Luke Treadaway, producers today announced the forthcoming live broadcast of the play to cinemas throughout the UK and beyond as part of National Theatre Live. (more...)

Kritzerland Announces THE APRIL FOOLS Concert
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2017

Kritzerland has announced a new concert event coming on Sunday, April 2, 2017 entitled "The April Fools." This entertaining evening will take place at Sterling's Upstairs at the Federal in North Hollywood, California. (more...)

Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations on 4/25
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2017

The Outer Critics Circle, the organization of writers covering New York theatre for out-of-town newspapers, national publications and other media beyond Broadway, is proud to announce Broadway's "Fiddler on the Roof" star Danny Burstein along with last season's high-kicking "She Loves Me" sensation and TV favorite Jane Krakowski will announce the nominees for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, April 25th(11 AM) in the Oak Room at New York's renowned Algonquin Hotel (59 West 44th Street). Outer Critics Circle will announce two new award categories this year, "Outstanding Sound Design" and "Outstanding Orchestrations" to increase award nominations to 27 categories. Outer Critics Circle nominations are the first major Broadway/Off-Broadway award nominees of the New York theatre season. (more...)

Joshua Jackson, Stephen Spinella, John McGinty and Lauren Ridloff to Lead BTG's CHILDREN OF A LESSER GOD, Helmed by Kenny Leon; Summer Casting Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces the final production of its upcoming 2017 Summer Season will be Mark Medoff's Tony, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award-winning play, Children of a Lesser God, which will begin performances on Thursday, June 22 at The Fitzpatrick Main Stage. Opening night is set for Saturday, June 24 at 8pm. (more...)


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Stephen Schwartz Will Write Jazz-Era Score for AS YOU LIKE IT at Bay Street Theater
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Bay Street Theater has announced the creative team of AS YOU LIKE IT by William Shakespeare, directed by Tony Award winner John Doyle. (more...)

Signature Theatre Announces Full Cast for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2017

Signature Theatre is proud to announce full casting for Jesus Christ Superstar directed by Signature Theatre Director of New Works Joe Calarco (Gypsy, The Flick). (more...)

Ashley D. Kelley & Britton Smith to Lead New Musical BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE at Playwrights Horizons; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

Playwrights Horizons has announced complete casting for BELLA: AN AMERICAN TALL TALE, the co-world premiere of a new musical with book, music and lyrics by Obie Award winner Kirsten Childs (The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin at Playwrights, Miracle Brothers).  (more...)

Photo Flash: Theatreworks Silicon Valley presents Musical RAGS
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheatreWorks Silicon Valley continues its 2016/2017 season with a musical saga of immigrant America, Rags. From the creators of Fiddler on the Roof and Wicked, this exhilarating musical follows the journey of Jewish immigrants Rebecca and her son David, who find themselves navigating the teeming, turn-of-the-century tenements of New York. A soaring, tuneful score (music by Charles Strouse, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz) illuminates this sweeping saga (book by Joseph Stein) of dreams and disillusions, love lost and inspiration found, and the heart and soul of the American character. It was declared "A winner, warm and witty. You are tempted to rise cheering," by The Mercury News. Rags will be directed by TheatreWorks Founding Artistic Director Robert Kelley, who notes "this production could not be timelier. As America debates immigration policies, what better time to present this deeper look at the newcomer's experience." Performances are April 5-30 (press opening: April 8) at Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro Street, Mountain View. For tickets ($35-$86) and more information the public may visit TheatreWorks.orgor call (650) 463-1960. (more...)

Patrick Cassidy and Andrea McArdle Sign on for HAMMERSTEIN IN HOLLYWOOD Benefit at Bucks County Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Bucks County Playhouse's Executive Producer Robyn Goodman, Producing Director Alexander Fraser and Producers Stephen Kocis and Joshua Fiedler announced additional casting for the Oscar Hammerstein Festival's Benefit concert, 'Hammerstein in Hollywood,' at Bucks County Playhouse on Saturday, April 22 at 8:00 pm. (more...)

Danny Burstein & Jane Krakowski Will Announce the Outer Critics Circle Nominations; Watch Live at 11AM!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2017

The nominations announcement will be streamed here at BroadwayWorld. Check back at 11AM to watch live! (more...)

BWW Interview: VITAL 5: This Weekend in Jacksonville Theatre
by Heather Vollman - Apr 20, 2017

'Whattya wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU wanna do?' 'I dunno, what do YOU-' Stop the madness, y'all. Jacksonville is the smallest big town I've ever seen, and although there is so much to do, it can be overwhelming trying to narrow it down. The Vital 5 is here to help you decide. This weekly feature breaks down my top 5 theatrical picks for the upcoming week. Share this to help your friends, and we can then all avoid the frustration of having to choose (well, kind of - you're on your own for dinner plans!) (more...)

Exclusive: Jessica Vosk Performs 'Oh Industry' from BEACHES!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 2, 2017

BroadwayWorld has an exclusive clip from Jessica Vosk's show YOU ASKED FOR IT at Joe's Pub! Th show was written by Jessica Vosk and Robbie Rozelle, with musical direction by Mary-Mitchell Campbell (Finding Neverland, Company - Drama Desk Award) and directed by Robbie Rozelle. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Chicago - Week of 4/02/2017
by BWW - Apr 2, 2017

Upcoming Shows - Week of 4/02/2017 for Chicago (more...)

Breaking: Jelani Alladin, Greg Hildreth, John Riddle & Robert Creighton Will Join Caissie Levy and Patti Murin in FROZEN on Broadway!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Caissie Levy will star as Elsa and Patti Murin will star as Anna in Disney's new Broadway musical Frozen, opening at the St. James Theatre in spring 2018. Also joining the principal cast are Jelani Alladin as Kristoff, Greg Hildreth as Olaf, John Riddle as Hans and Robert Creighton as Duke of Weselton. (more...)

INDECENT and WEST SIDE STORY Round Out Guthrie's 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

The Guthrie Theater today announced the final two of nine productions to be offered as part of the theater's 2017-2018 subscription season: Indecent, a new play with music by Pulitzer Prize-winner Paula Vogel (How I Learned to Drive), conceived by Vogel and Rebecca Taichman; and the Guthrie's first production of the iconic American musical West Side Story, directed by Joseph Haj. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Max Crumm and More in BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the cast in costume below! (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Max Crumm and More Preview BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Rep
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 17, 2017

Dig this: Asolo Rep will present the world premiere of BEATSVILLE: The Beatnik Musical, a co-production with Seattle's 5th Avenue Theatre. BEATSVILLE has a book by Glenn Slater, a Grammy winner (Disney's Tangled), and Academy Award (Tangled), Emmy (ABC's Galavant), Golden Globe (Tangled) and three-time Tony Award nominee (School of Rock, Sister Act, The Little Mermaid), and the co-creator of Disney's worldwide smash hit Tangled. BroadwayWorld has footage from the show's press preview below! (more...)

'MERRILY' Documentary to Launch The Actors Fund's New Series at Jacob Burns Film Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The Actors Fund announced today a partnership with the Jacob Burns Film Center (JBFC) on a new ongoing film series, 'Life on the Stage: Conversation and Film.' The series will focus on the stories, work, and lives of people in the performing arts. (more...)

Angela Lansbury to Introduce Irish Rep's 2017 SONDHEIM AT SEVEN Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

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BWW Review: BEATSVILLE: THE BEATNIK MUSICAL at Asolo Repertory Theatre
by Carolan Trbovich - Apr 13, 2017

Bebop Jazz Meets Musical Theatre in Asolo's World Premiere, Beatsville: A Beatnik Musical (more...)

Everything Changes! Betsy Wolfe to Star as Jenna in WAITRESS Following Sara Bareilles
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

The producers of the smash hit Waitress have announced that Broadway star Betsy Wolfe will join the cast on June 13 in the lead role of expert pie-maker Jenna Hunterson. As previously announced, Sara Bareilles will play her final performance as Jenna on June 11. (more...)

RUTHLESS! Star Kim Maresca to Return to Feinstein's/54 Below This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Feinstein's/54 Below will present the triumphant return of Kim Maresca in her all new show Wednesday, May 3rd at 9:30 PM. (more...)

VIDEO: On This Day, April 13: Happy Birthday, Liz Callaway!
by Stage Tube - Apr 13, 2017

Broadway's Liz Callaway recently hit Chicago for a concert series focused around her album 'The Essential Liz Callaway.' Prior to her performances, she made a stop at Chicago Tonight  where she chatted about her career, family, and things she learned along the way. Then she treated audiences with a performance of ANASTASIA's 'Journey to the Past.' Check out the original voice of the animated Anastasia perform the number below! (more...)

OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH Makes NYC Premiere as the Inaugural Production for Rebel Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rebel Playhouse is thrilled to present the NYC premiere of the musical OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH, with a book by Catherine Bush, music and lyrics byDax Dupuy, and based on the book by Douglas Wood. Directed and choreographed by Sarah Sutliffwith musical direction by Dax Dupuy, (more...)

Rebel Playhouse to Stage Immersive OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH Musical Adaptation
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Rebel Playhouse will present the NYC premiere of the musical OLD TURTLE AND THE BROKEN TRUTH, with a book by Catherine Bush, music and lyrics by Dax Dupuy, and based on the book by Douglas Wood. (more...)

CRAZY EX-GIRLFRIEND's David Hull and More Set for Selda & Derek's TRICOSTAL at Rockwell; Singers Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Selda and Derek return to Los Angeles' Rockwell: Table & Stage with featuring some of LA's TOP TALENT on Monday, April 24th with TRICOASTAL: The Songs of Selda & Derek...and friends. (more...)

The Actors Fund to Fete Danny DeVito, Sally Field, Hal Prince and More at 2017 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The Actors Fund, the national human services organization that helps everyone in performing arts and entertainment in times of need, crisis or transition, will hold its Annual Gala on Monday, May 8, 2017. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - April 10, 2017
by - Apr 10, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 10 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW Interview: Broadway's Liz Callaway Talks Concert Tour, Anastasia & More!
by Kevin Pollack - Apr 10, 2017

Broadway's Liz Callaway recently returned home to her native Chicago to perform her concert 'Broadway and Beyond' at the Metropolis Performing Arts Center. BWW's Kevin Pollack sat down with Liz to talk about her career, family and more! Listen to the interview here! (more...)

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