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Photo Flash: First Look at Deborah Cox & More in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award® winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. Opening tonight, Friday, May 6 at 8pm, the production runs at the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts, through May 29. Grammy® nominated, multi-platinum selling recording artist Deborah Cox (Broadway's Aida, Jekyll & Hyde; vocals for the Whitney Houston Lifetime movie Whitney) stars as the legendary African-American performer Josephine Baker. Check out a first look at the cast on stage below! (more...)

John Cariani Joins BROADWAY BEE Lineup at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Award-winning actor and playwright John Cariani (Something Rotten!) will be the Comfort Counselor for the first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I)  in an adults only spelling bee, on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. (more...)

Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre to Undergo $2.5 Million Renovation
by BWW News Desk - May 5, 2016

The iconic Royal Alexandra Theatre, one of the oldest continuously operating legitimate theatres in North America, will close its doors on May 15, 2016, after KINKY BOOTS ends its successful 11-month run, to undergo a major renovation and restoration. The theatre will reopen on November 15, 2016 with the Canadian premiere of COME FROM AWAY, the Canadian-written, Broadway-bound musical about the people of Gander, NL. (more...)

BWW Guide: The Best Performing Arts Summer Camps in Orlando
by Kimberly Moy - May 4, 2016

Performing arts grow self-confidence, teach collaboration, and reawaken creative skills that become latent throughout the year. The specialized performing arts camps in Orlando are exceptional. There is something for every budget and every interest. (more...)


by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Great White Way will see a plethora of musicals, both new and returning. (more...)

Breaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN has officially found its Anna for this week's developmental lab! (more...)

Chenango River Theatre to Open 10th Season with STELLA & LOU
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

Opening the 10th Anniversary Season is a play from one of the company's favorite playwrights, Bruce Graham (The Outgoing Tide-2013; Mr. Hart & Mr. Brown-2014).  This piece, inspired by his parent's own love story, is a romantic comedy that proposes that a second chance at love is still possible, even for two people with a lot of miles on them.  You'll be laughing hysterically one minute, and grabbing your heart the next, in this gem of a play.  (more...)

JANE THE VIRGIN's Jaime Camil Will Be CHICAGO's Next Billy Flynn
by BWW News Desk - May 16, 2016

The Broadway company of the Tony Award-winning, record-breaking hit musical Chicago will welcome Latin sensation & 'Jane the Virgin' star Jaime Camil making his Broadway debut in the role of Billy Flynn beginning Tuesday, May 31, 2016. He will play a 5-week limited engagement at the Ambassador Theatre (219 W. 49th St., NYC) throughSunday, July 3, 2016. (more...)

Tony Award Countdown: 30 Years In 30 Days, James Earl Jones in August Wilson's FENCES, 1987
by Michael Dale - May 15, 2016

One of America's great actors played a riveting scene from one of America's great plays on the 1987 telecast. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/12/2016 - ANASTASIA in Hartford and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 12, 2016

Today's big news: The new, Broadway-bound ANASTASIA musical starts tonight in Hartford, and the New Dramatists honor Audra McDonald at today's luncheon! (more...)

First Preview of Broadway-Bound ANASTASIA Canceled Due to Technical Problems
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

BroadwayWorld has just learned that the first preview of Broadway-bound ANASTASIA has been canceled due to technical problems. The show is still scheduled to open on Friday, May 27 and run through June 19, 2016. Hartford Stage Managing Director Michael Stotts explains:  (more...)

Andre De Shields to Guest Star in WOZ: A ROCK CABARET at Victory Gardens Theater
by BWW News Desk - May 12, 2016

Joining the original cast as the Wizard is Tony Award-nominated actor Andre De Shields, Broadway's original 'The Wiz' (1975). (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: First Peek At World Premiere of ANASTASIA at Hartford Stage
by Michael Dale - May 11, 2016

Performances begin tomorrow for the new musical by Terrence McNally, Stephen Flaherty and Lynn Ahrens. (more...)

Olivier Winner Daniel Evans to Helm Rachel Wagstaff & Duncan Abel's SHERLOCK HOLMES; UK Premiere Set for 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 11, 2016

Producer Antonio R. Marion announced today that Tony nominee and Olivier Award-winner Daniel Evans will direct the Broadway-Bound epic new original stage play, Sherlock Holmes, by British writing team of Rachel Wagstaff and Duncan Abel. The project was originally announced in late 2014. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 5/3/2016 - 5/10/2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Broadway Unites to Spell at the First Annual BROADWAY BEE!
by Stephen Sorokoff - May 10, 2016

The first annual Broadway Bee, featuring Paige Davis (Chicago), Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland), Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten), and Jose Llana (The King and I) took place just last night at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. Ten teams, each representing a Broadway show, were encouraged to pull out all the stops to correctly spell the words. The more funds each team raised, the more they were allowed to cheat!  (more...)

Heather Provost Named Producing Director of Hollywood's Blank Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2016

Heather Provost has been named The Blank Theatre's new Producing Director, it was announced today by Daniel Henning, Founding Artistic Director and Noah Wyle, Artistic Producer. (more...)

Bringing a Musical to Life: Nick Blaemire and Kyle Jarrow Shepherd FALLOUT to a NYC stage
by Ellen Burns - Mar 7, 2016

We are never too old for heroes. They are the stuff of which dreams are made. Dreams like creating a new musical and offering it up to the world. And it works really well when the new musical is about finding your heroes, or, maybe even becoming one for yourself. Enter Fallout, a new musical by DC-native Nick Blaemire and musician/composer Kyle Jarrow, which just recently had a concert presentation at Feinstein's/54 Below in New York. (more...)

Playco Announces THE WILDNESS Idea Lab Programming
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Play Company's (PlayCo) Idea Lab series complements the productions in their 2016 season by bringing together artists, scholars, writers and community leaders for stand-alone events to examine themes raised in the shows. Following performances of the world premiere of The Wildness, a co-produced with Ars Nova, Playco will present three post show events over three Thursdays, March 3, 10 & 17. (more...)

Clear Space Theatre Company to Launch Audience Appreciation Days
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2016

The Clear Space Theatre Company of Rehoboth Beach has announced their spring "Audience Appreciation Days" - free performances at the close of their spring Performing Arts Institute semester. "Audience Appreciation Days are our thank you gift to the community." Clear Space Executive Director Wesley Paulson was quoted as saying, and continued "These free performances offer audiences the chance to celebrate the accomplishments of our students in the Performing Arts Institute classes." (more...)

Video Flashback: Take Trip Down Memory Lane with the FALSETTOS Trio!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 31, 2016

To celebrate the news, we're flashing back to some of our favorite past performances from the trio! (more...)

Take Five! Spend Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Sean Hayes!
by Marissa Sblendorio - Mar 30, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Finn announced today that Tony® nominee and Emmy® winner Sean Hayes will play God in a limited 14-week engagement of the hit Broadway comedy An Act of God at Broadway's Booth Theatre (222 West 45th Street) beginning May 28, 2016. David Javerbaum's comedy returns to New York after launching the 2015-2016 Broadway season in a sold-out, critically acclaimed run and a second Godly successful run starring Sean Hayes in Los Angeles. (more...)

Christopher Sieber, Brooks Ashmanskas, Beth Leavel & More Will Star in Broadway-Bound THE PROM in Atlanta
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

The Alliance Theatre, in association with producers Dori Berinstein and Bill Damaschke announced principal casting today for The Prom, the hilarious new musical that will have its pre-Broadway World Premiere at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre in August 2016. (more...)

Kevin Earley & More to Join Deborah Cox in World Premiere of JOSEPHINE at Asolo Rep; Full Cast Set
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2016

Asolo Rep will present the world premiere of the Broadway-bound new musical: JOSEPHINE. Previews for JOSEPHINE begin April 27, press opening night is Friday, May 6 at 8pm, and the musical runs through Sunday, May 29 in the Mertz Theatre, located in the FSU Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/22/2016 - 3/29/2016
by - Mar 29, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/22/2016 - 3/29/2016. (more...)

Breaking News: Up, Up and Away! Norman, Thielen & Mahler's OCTOBER SKY Musical to Launch at The Old Globe This Fall
by BWW News Desk - Mar 25, 2016

The Old Globe's 2016-2017 Season will blast off with a tale of boys, rockets, and big dreams: the West Coast premiere of OCTOBER SKY. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/24/2016 - BRIGHT STAR, AMERICAN PSYCHO and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 24, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: BRIGHT STAR and AMERICAN PSYCHO bow on Broadway and more! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Klea Blackhurst and Company Rehearse Drury Lane Theatre's HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

Like THE ADDAMS FAMILY before it, the new musical HAZEL is based on a one-panel comic strip, though audiences are bound to be far more familiar with the character's hit TV series. (more...)

BWW Exclusive: Michael McGrath, Hank Azaria, Leslie Kritzer & Laura Bell Bundy Lead Labs for Broadway-Bound THE HONEYMOONERS
by BWW News Desk - Mar 23, 2016

This just in! BroadwayWorld has just learned that THE HONEYMOONERS, with a book by Dusty Kay and Bill Nuss, Music by Stephen Weiner, and Lyrics by Peter Mills, is another step closer to Broadway. (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 3/15/2016 - 3/22/2016
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2016

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com 3/15/2016 - 3/22/2016. (more...)

Want to Be in Disney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN? Developmental Lab Audition Details Revealed
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Frozen might not arrive on Broadway until 2018, but preparations for the stage musical are already beginning. According to an Equity casting notice, a developmental lab will be held this spring, with rehearsals running April 30 through May 13. Auditions commence for the roles of Anna (late teens to 20s) and Elsa (20s to early 30s) later this month. Auditions for the Denver and Broadway productions will not begin until summer 2016. (more...)

20,000 Special Needs NYC Students to Break World Records at Citi Field This May
by BWW News Desk - Mar 16, 2016

On May 23, 2016, 20,000 Special Needs Students from NYC School District 75 will break World Records at Citi Field dressed in the superhero costumes of their most empowered selves for a colossal SuperYou FUNdation event. (more...)

Cast Announced for IN THE SECRET SEA Off-Broadway, Directed by Martin Charnin
by BWW News Desk - Mar 15, 2016

Full casting was announced today for In The Secret Sea, a new American play by Cate Ryan (The Picture Box) and directed by Tony Award© winner Martin Charnin (Annie). The cast will feature Shelly Burch (original company of Nine, 'One Life to Live'), Paul Carlin (Temporal Powers at the Mint), Malachy Cleary (The Field at Irish Repertory Theatre), Glynnis O'Connor (TV's Our Town, 'The Boy in the Plastic Bubble'), and Adam Petherbridge (Da at Irish Repertory Theatre). (more...)

Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings to Lead CONSTELLATIONS at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 14, 2016

The Old Globe just announced the complete cast and creative team of its production of Nick Payne's Broadway hit play CONSTELLATIONS, arriving April 9, directed by the Globe's own Richard Seer. BroadwayWorld is excited to report that Christian Coulson and Victoria Frings will star in the two-person play. (more...)

FSPA Ensembles to Perform at Disney World Later This Month
by Louisa Brady - Apr 9, 2016

Twenty-nine local students from the Franklin School for the Performing Arts (FSPA) will travel to Walt Disney World during the April school break to perform for Disney audiences and participate in master classes with Disney performers, choreographers and directors. This is FSPA's 21st year of Disney performances as part of the Disney Performing Arts Program. (more...)

Photo Flash: Stars of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF Take Part in Sing For Your Seniors
by BWW News Desk - Apr 8, 2016

On April 4th, 2016, Sing For Your Seniors (SFYS) hosted the latest in its series of Broadway sessions with cast members from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF for the patients of Calvary Cancer Hospital. The musical performance included songs of the performers' choosing as well of songs from FIDDLER ON THE ROOF. Patients and their families, nurses, doctors and staff enjoyed a one-hour session, as well as a meet-and-greet visit with the cast following the performance. Scroll down for photos from the event! (more...)

Anthony Logan Cole to Bring Broadway Concert to Cape Cod
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Anthony Logan Cole, who is currently starring in the critically acclaimed production of Little Women at Cape Cod Theatre Company, will bring his cabaret concert to Cape Cod on April 17th. (more...)

Christian Borle, Jose Llana and More Join BROADWAY BEE to Benefit Broadway Bound Kids
by BWW News Desk - Apr 7, 2016

Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization, will host the first annual BROADWAY BEE on Monday, May 9, at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 East 32nd St.), featuring actors from current hit musicals, in an adults only spelling bee, that will benefit the organization. (more...)

FANCY NANCY, THE MUSICAL to Return to the Chance This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 6, 2016

Due to overwhelming demand, Chance Theater is delighted to present an encore presentation of Fancy Nancy, The Musical as part of its second Theater for Young Audiences Series. (more...)

Tonight's First Preview of JOSEPHINE with Deborah Cox Cancelled at Asolo Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 27, 2016

Asolo Rep has confirmed it has cancelled tonight's first preview of the world premiere musical JOSEPHINE, starring Deborah Cox. Performances are scheduled to resume tomorrow, Thursday, April 28. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Paige Davis Join First Annual BROADWAY BEE Lineup at The Cutting Room
by BWW News Desk - Apr 25, 2016

Paige Davis (Chicago) and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland) join Tony winner Christian Borle (Something Rotten) and Jose Llana (The King and I) for the first annual Broadway Bee, featuring actors from current hit musicals, in an adults only spelling bee, on Monday, May 9 at 7pm at The Cutting Room (44 E. 32nd St). Proceeds benefit Broadway Bound Kids, a NYC performing arts education organization. (more...)

Jason Alexander to Serve as Master Teacher for 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellows; Class Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 21, 2016

Ten Chimneys Foundation has announced Jason Alexander will serve as the Master Teacher for the 2016 Lunt-Fontanne Fellowship Program, a national program to serve the future of American theatre. (more...)

N'Kenge to Perform at Feinstein's/54 Below, 4/30
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

On Saturday, April 30, 2016, N'Kenge, vocal siren and Broadway Diva, is one of the premiere vocalists interpreting lyrics by Josh Kight, an emerging musical theatre composer, at the famous Feinstein's 54 Below (254 W. 54th Street (cellar); 11:30pm (doors @ 11:00pm)) in New York City. (more...)

BLOOD FROM A STONE to Open Next Month at The Electric Lodge
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Can you get blood from a stone? Sure. Just throw the stone directly at someone's face. (more...)

When It Rains It Pours! Broadway-Bound MONSOON WEDDING Musical to Premiere at Berkeley Rep
by BWW News Desk - Apr 20, 2016

Berkeley Repertory Theatre today announced that award-winning film director Mira Nair will bring her exuberant and sumptuous MONSOON WEDDING to the stage in this highly anticipated world premiere musical based on the 2001 Bollywood hit. (more...)

Photo Flash: Deborah Cox Stuns in Jazzy First Look at World Premiere Musical JOSEPHINE
by BWW News Desk - Apr 15, 2016

Asolo Rep, in collaboration with Tony Award® winner Kenneth Waissman (Grease, Torch Song Trilogy) presents the world premiere of the new, Broadway-bound musical JOSEPHINE. BroadwayWorld brings you a series of first-look photos below! (more...)

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE Comes to Broadway Bound This Spring
by BWW News Desk - Apr 14, 2016

THE 25TH ANNUAL PUTNAM COUNTY SPELLING BEE, Tony Award-winning musical comedy will take the stage at Broadway Bound Performing Arts Center in Houston from April 29 through May 7. (more...)

Jen Cody, Hunter Foster, Josh Grisetti, Ann Harada, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Julia Murney, Ken Page and More Headed to The Muny's 98th Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 13, 2016

BroadwayWorld is excited to report that The Muny has announced a star-stuffed first round of principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 4/12/2016 - EXIT STRATEGY, AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and More!
by Jessica Khan - Apr 12, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS celebrates its one-year Broadway anniversary! (more...)

Qui Nguyen Awarded 2015 Steinberg Award for Off-Broadway Bound VIETGONE
by Michael Dale - Apr 11, 2016

His 'sex comedy about my parents' will be produced Off-Broadway by Manhattan Theatre Club in October. (more...)

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