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BWW's On This Day - April 7, 2017
by - Apr 7, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on April 7 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Better Yourself by Getting to Know the Cast of WAR PAINT- Opens Tonight!
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 6, 2017

War Paint, a new musical, opens tonight at the Nederlander Theatre. Two-time Tony Award-winning legends Patti LuPone and Christine Ebersole join forces to portray the trailblazing cosmetic icons who built empires in a business world ruled by men. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Further Casting Announced for Trevor Nunn's Production of LETTICE AND LOVAGE at Menier Chocolate Factory
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

With Love in Idleness currently running at its home base and soon to follow its production of Travesties at the Apollo Theatre, and with David Baddiel: My Family Not the Sitcom running in the West End, and Funny Girl on a major national tour, the Menier Chocolate Factory announces a casting update for its production of Peter Shaffer's Lettice and Lovage. (more...)

Nancy Opel-Led CURVY WIDOW Rounds Out Cast at George Street Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2017

George Street Playhouse has announced full casting for Curvy Widow, starring Broadway's Nancy Opel (GSP's The Toxic Avenger, Broadway's Honeymoon in Vegas). The sassy musical comedy will not only close out GSP's 2016-17 season, but also mark the final show performed in the Playhouse's current building. Curvy Widow runs May 2-21, 2017, with opening night scheduled for May 5th, 2017. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: On New 'Behind the Curtain,' Mark Twain Needs a Melody & Nathan Lane Needs a Nyquil
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 5, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Nathan Lane needs a Nyquil & Mark Twain needs a melody! (more...)

Photo Flash: CAGNEY, THE MUSICAL Company Toasts to One Year Off-Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, celebrated one year of performances at The Westside Theatre with a champagne toast onstage, last night, April 4. Scroll down for photos from the festivities! (more...)

NEXT TO NORMAL, Starring Christiane Noll, Extends Again at TheaterWorks
by BWW News Desk - Apr 5, 2017

TheaterWorks announced today that NEXT TO NORMAL will extend again through May 14, 2017. (more...)

Get Ready to Guffaw! Meet the Full Company of PRESENT LAUGHTER, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Apr 5, 2017

Present Laughter, starring Academy Award- and two-time Tony Award-winner Kevin Kline in his triumphant return to Broadway, opens tonight, April 5th, at the St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). Directed by Tony Award nominee Moritz von Stuelpnagel, Present Laughter will play through Sunday, July 2nd. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

Actors from Around the Globe to Bring Drama, Laughs and Rain to Berkeley Rep in MONSOON WEDDING World Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Apr 4, 2017

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced the full and final casting for the world premiere of Monsoon Wedding. The musical stage production will be directed by acclaimed filmmaker Mira Nair and hosts a cast of 20 actors from around the globe. (more...)

CAGNEY Marks One Year Off-Broadway This Week; Broadway Run in the Works
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The company of Cagney, the hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes, will celebrate one year of performances at The Westside Theatre on Tuesday, April 4. (more...)

Dance with ON THE TOWN's Chip Abbott to Benefit Actors' Equity's 2017 Falat Basket Project
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Actors' Equity Foundation will host a series of donation dance classes to benefit its annual Falat Basket Project. (more...)

Elrow Announce Very First ELROW FRIENDS AND FAMILY Festival
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Brand new for 2017, Spanish show creators elrow continue to throw away the clubbing rulebook with the launch of their debut festival edition named 'elrow Friends & Family' - a one-day event that promises to be their biggest and craziest party to date.  (more...)

Reimagined MACBETH, 360-Degree WILD PARTY, World Premieres and More Set for DCPA's 2017-18 Lineup
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

The Denver Center for the Performing Arts (DCPA) has announced the 39th season of their Tony-Award winning Theatre Company and the largest season to date for their unconventional line of programming, Off-Center. (more...)

Karen Oberlin, Anita Gilette and More to Join Richard Skipper for 'Yip' Harburg Celebration at the Beechman
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

To celebrate the 121st birthday of lyricist E.Y. 'Yip' Harburg, Richard Skipper has assembled a brunch time cabaret tribute to the legendary lyricist, to be staged at the Laurie Beechman Theatre on April 8, with cabaret stars Karen Oberlin, Leslie Orofino, Maureen Kelley Stewart and a special appearance by Anita Gilette. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME in Concert Comes to Historic Temple Performing Arts Center
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

Temple Theaters is excited to present She Loves Me: A Concert, directed by Brandon McShaffrey with music direction by Gina Giachero. The 1963 musical comedy written by Joe Masteroff (book), Sheldon Harnick (lyrics) and Jerry Bock (music) will have a limited run, April 14 - 16  at the historic Temple Performing Arts Center. The concert presentation showcases the beautiful music that has made She Loves Me one of the most charming musical comedies about the mysteries of falling in love. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Director, Producer, Actor Don Scardino
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 3, 2017

Yes, he has directed some of entertainment's greatest comedians, including Tina Fey, Steve Carrell, Alec Baldwin, and Jim Carrey, BUT its onstage where Don Scardino first made a name for himself. As one of Broadway's most sought after young actors, he appeared in such cult musicals as ANGEL, KING OF HEARTS, and PARK! But, then he donned his directing cap to bring A FEW GOOD MEN, LENNON, and countless others to life!  (more...)

New Play Reading Podcast Releases April Episodes with Cast Members from Waitress, Bonnie & Clyde and More!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 3, 2017

At The Table: A Play Reading Series has released its April play, Little Wars by Steven Carl McCasland. Directed by Rachel Flynn (Heathers: The Musical), and co-hosted by Ned Donovan (The Hunted: Encore), the episodes are edited, and feature original scoring by Marcus Thorne Bagala (This American Life). (more...)

Podcast: 'Broadwaysted' Welcomes the Fabulous Cast of CAGNEY
by Broadwaysted - Apr 23, 2017

It's time for Another Round of Broadwaysted and this week the whole gang is hanging out with some of the talented cast members of CAGNEY THE MUSICAL! On this episode, we' pour out wine and gather around the mics with Jeremy Benton, Bruce Sabath, Josh Walden, and Ellen Zolezzi and discuss the musical that has kept them all tapping and singing Off-Broadway for over a year! (more...)

BWW Feature: Mark and Ryan Kleinman, Living the Dream
by Jeanmarie Simpson - Apr 23, 2017

I am incredibly proud of all my kids and Ryan is pursuing his dream as a performer. He has been performing for quite awhile now as a professional and I have had the idea that this would be so since about his Junior year in High School. I have always taken the time to include my kids (when they have shown an interest) into the shows I was doing. Ryan and his older sister, Kaitlynn, were able to be more inundated with it at a young age as I was more active as a professional performer and they got to be backstage and at rehearsal, and often in shows with me. Whenever I was in a show that needed kids, I got them an audition and, since they were talented, often got cast, so we were able to share the stage. Sound of Music, South Pacific, Music Man, Secret Garden, A Christmas Carol, all shows that my kids been able to share with me. (more...)

Bria Skonberg Releases 'With A Twist ... In Every Sense' 5/19
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The euphoric buzz of New York, over cocktails on the edge of evening, alive with possibilities…Anything Goes. (more...)

Full Casting Announced for TERROR at the Lyric Hammersmith
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2017

The Lyric Hammersmith today is pleased to announce the full casting for the UK premiere of Ferdinand von Schirach's thrilling courtroom drama Terror, directed by Artistic Director Sean Holmes and designed by Olivier Award-winner Anna Fleischle. (more...)

BWW Morning Brief April 21st, 2017 - 'CHOCOLATE FACTORY' Opens Its Gates on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 21, 2017

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! This weekend's big news: CHARLIE AND THE CHOCOLATE FACTORY officially brings sweet songs to Broadway on Sunday! (more...)

BWW Review: E Spot Lounge Welcomes MICHAEL LAVINE & FRIENDS
by Don Grigware - Apr 20, 2017

At the E Spot Lounge, upstairs at Vitello's, Studio City on Tuesday April 18, Amy Brothman and Dianne Fraser produced a delightfully eclectic evening of song and storytelling under the supervision of musical director Michael Lavine, titled simply Michael Lavine & Friends. What a treat! Lavine, who lives most of the year in New York, is a director, performer, coach and musical genius par excellence. He has produced a CD also entitled Michale Lavine & Friends, which, like the show, offers rarely heard songs from less familiar Broadway shows. Some of these are musical gems, and for one reason or another, never hit the charts. (more...)

Photo Flash: Walnut Theatre Gets Ready to Dance with SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Walnut Street Theatre concludes its landmark 208th season with an exciting musical inspired by the 1977 film that became a cultural phenomenon, SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER. Directed and choreographed by Richard Stafford, this high energy musical begins previews on May 16th, opens on May 24th and runs through July 16th on the WST Mainstage. (more...)

Wagner College Theatre's LA CAGE AUX FOLLES Opens Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Wagner College Theatre presents the groundbreaking musical La Cage aux Folles with performances from April 20 - April 30, 2017 in the Main Hall Theatre. (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...)

Hello, Broadway! Meet the Cast of HELLO, DOLLY!, Opening Tonight
by Stephanie Wild - Apr 20, 2017

The revival of Hello, Dolly opens tonight on Broadway, starring Bette Midler and featuring a star-studded cast. The Broadway revival of Michael Stewart and Jerry Herman's masterpiece Hello, Dolly! is directed by four-time Tony Award winner Jerry Zaks and choreographed by Tony Award winner Warren Carlyle. Get to know the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation Announce 2017 Kenny Award Nominations
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2017

Shea's Performing Arts Center and The Lipke Foundation announced the nominees for the 24th annual Kenny Awards in 13 award categories. The event was open to 200 participants and aired live on Facebook. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discusses Second Acting, Sammy Davis Jr., Ann Miller, and More
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 19, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Rob and Kevin debate leaving shows at intermission and 'second act'-ing a show. Plus, Ann Miller's fourth wall, Bob Fosse's debut, Sammy Davis Jr comes to Broadway, and Freddie Martinez makes a come back. (more...)

CABARET Joins Florida Rep's 20th Anniversary Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2017

Florida Repertory Theatre is pleased to announce Kander and Ebb's 12-time Tony Award-winning musical, 'Cabaret' as part of its 20th Anniversary Season. (more...)

BWW Blog: Chelsey Robichaud - The Types of People You Meet in the Audience
by Chelsey Robichaud - Apr 18, 2017

When you've been to many shows, you have MANY stories to tell! Not just of the amazing or 'goodish' show you saw, but interactions with audience members. In no particular order, here are my experiences! I feel that you can relate to most! (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...)

Learn Everything About the Cast of GROUNDHOG DAY- Opens Tonight!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 17, 2017

Based on the iconic film, GROUNDHOG DAY The Musical is reimagined by the award-winning creators of the international hit Matilda The Musical-including director Matthew Warchus and songwriter Tim Minchin-with a book by original screenwriter Danny Rubin. Starring two-time Tony Award® nominee Andy Karl, GROUNDHOG DAY is the new musical comedy about living life to the fullest, one day at a time. Meet the cast before they take their opening bows! (more...)

They're Off to Arendelle! Meet the Broadway-Bound Cast of FROZEN
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...)

American Repertory Ballet's Premiere of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE Opens This Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

Over lunch with a friend, American Repertory Ballet Artistic Director Douglas Martin was brainstorming about possible full-length ballets to choreograph for his company. His friend made an unusual suggestion: Jane Austen's 1813 novel of manners, Pride and Prejudice. (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Discuss the Making of MISS SAIGON with Richard Maltby Jr.
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 16, 2017

'I had such a great time with those two sessions, I'm wondering if you'd like to do a third. With MISS SAIGON opening in March, I wouldn't mind doing a detailed description about how that show was written. There's a real story there and it's never been told.' (more...)

New Line Theatre to Hold Auditions for ANYTHING GOES and YEAST NATION
by BWW News Desk - Apr 16, 2017

Open auditions for two shows, Cole Porter's classic satire Anything Goes and the newest wild adventure from the Urinetown writers, YEAST NATION, will be held on twoMonday nights, June 12 and 19, 2017, at 7:00 p.m., at the Marcelle Theater in Grand Center, 3310 Samuel Shepard Drive (63103), just three blocks east of Grand. Performers need to come to only one of the dates. No appointment is necessary. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Glenn Close is Just the Latest Star to Return to an Iconic Role
by Daniella Parcell - Apr 16, 2017

On Dec. 9, 1993, Glenn Close played her first performance in the Los Angeles premiere of SUNSET BOULEVARD. A year later, she reprised her role at Broadway's Minskoff Theatre and, six months after that, earned her third Tony Award for her portrayal of Norma Desmond. (more...)

Sutton Foster and Husband Ted Griffin Welcome Adopted Baby Girl, Emily Dale, to the Family!
by Alan Henry - Apr 16, 2017

Broadway superstar Sutton Foster has welcomed an adopted baby girl into her family. Sutton and her husband, Ted Griffin, adopted Emily Dale Griffin today who was born on March 5. (more...)

Graham Rowat, Mortimer Brewster and More Sign on for BTG's 2017 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Berkshire Theatre Group announces additional casting for BTG's 2017 Summer Season, including Broadway actor, Graham Rowat (most recently featured in the Broadway revival of Sunset Boulevard) as Mortimer in Arsenic and Old Lace. (more...)

Paper Mill Will Honor Chita Rivera at 2017 Gala; THE WIZ LIVE!'s Shanice Williams and More to Perform!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2017

Paper Mill Playhouse, recipient of the 2016 Regional Theatre Tony Award, is hosting its largest fundraising event of the year, the Paper Mill Playhouse Gala on Friday, May 12, at the renowned Hilton Short Hills. The reception and silent auction begin at 6:00pm, followed by dinner and dancing featuring The Eddie Bruce Band. (more...)

BWW Interview: Go Behind the Casting Table with the Creators of Hit Web Series-TURNING THE TABLES!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2017

Season Two features a brand-new and unique take on the series and if you missed the premiere, you can click here to catch up and find out what the twist is all about. While we wait for Episode 2 (airing Tuesday, April 25), the cast is opening up about the exciting new season... (more...)

14 High School Students Named as 2017 Grand Prize Finalists in The Music Center's 29th Annual Spotlight Program
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

The Music Center named 14 outstanding Southern California high school students as Grand Prize Finalists in the 29th annual The Music Center's Spotlight program (Spotlight), a free nationally recognized scholarship and arts training program for teens.  Two Grand Prize Finalists were named in each of seven categories, including acting, ballet, non-classical dance, classical voice, non-classical voice, classical instrumental and jazz instrumental.  All finalists will receive $5,000 scholarships and appear in a ticketed Grand Finale Performance at The Music Center's Walt Disney Concert Hall on May 23, 2017, at 7:00 p.m.  Spotlight Grand Prize Finalists were chosen from more than 1,300 Southern California students who auditioned for panels of expert judges.   (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: 'Behind the Curtain' Celebrates Four Legends No Longer with Us
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 12, 2017

Every week director Robert W Schneider and actor Kevin David Thomas pull back the curtain on neglected, forgotten, and under appreciated musicals, as well as bizarre performances, endearing television appearances, and all things show business. This Week: Celebrating four legends who are no longer with us! Plus, Rob and Kevin recount some of the most bizarre theatre they have ever seen. (more...)

Photo Flash: PITCH PERFECT's Kelley Jakle Stops by Broadway's IN TRANSIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 12, 2017

Talk about two a cappella worlds colliding! Pitch Perfect's Kelley Jakle stopped by to visit the cast of Broadway's In Transit at last night's performance. Check out a fun photo of her posing with the cast below! (more...)

Sergio Trujillo Brings Underground World of Buenos Aires to A.R.T. in ARRABAL
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

The American Repertory Theater (A.R.T.) at Harvard University under the leadership of Artistic Director Diane Paulus and Executive Director Diane Quinn, will present Arrabal, with a book written by John Weidman, music by Gustavo Santaolalla / Bajofondo, choreographed by Julio Zurita, and directed and co-choreographed by Sergio Trujillo. (more...)

Breaking News: Last Stop! Broadway's IN TRANSIT to Catch Final Express Train This Sunday
by BWW News Desk - Apr 11, 2017

Just in, Broadway's first a cappella musical In Transit will play its final performance on Sunday, April 16, 2017 after playing 36 preview and 145 regular performances at Circle in the Square Theatre (235 West 50th Street). (more...)

Exclusive Podcast: Go 'Behind the Curtain' with Tony-Nominee Anita Gillette
by Behind the Curtain - Apr 10, 2017

The Secret Service might make her nervous but it doesn't stop the wonderful Anita Gillette from telling all in this fascinating interview. Anita invited Rob and Kevin over to her apartment to look back on her Broadway credits including GYPSY, ALL-AMERICAN, MR. PRESIDENT, CABARET, and many others.   (more...)

Sutton Foster, Megan Hilty, Laura Benanti, Michael Cerveris and More to Croon at the Art House in Provincetown This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

For the seventh season since taking the reigns at Provincetown's Art House, Producing Artistic Director Mark Cortale has announced his largest music and comedy lineup yet. Topping the bill again will be the internationally successful 'Broadway @' series, which dynamic duo Cortale and creative partner Seth Rudetsky began in Ptown in 2011 and now makes its home in more than 15 major venues worldwide. (more...)

Photo Flash: Steven Van Zandt Visits IN TRANSIT
by BWW News Desk - Apr 10, 2017

Actor and musician Steven Van Zandt, best known for being a member of Bruce Springstein's E Street Band and the television show The Sopranos, attended In Transit this past weekend. (more...)

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