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Photo: First Look - Derek Hough as HAIRSPRAY LIVE!'s Corny Collins!
by TV News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Derek Hough will take on the role of Corny Collins, the host of The Corny Collins Show in NBC's upcoming holiday broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE. Today, NBC released a first look at the Dancing With the Stars pro in costume! (more...)

Colin Donnell, Laura Osnes and Nathan Gunn to Join The New York Pops for Lerner & Loewe Concert
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

On October 14, 2016 at 8:00PM, The New York Pops, led by Music Director Steven Reineke, will launch its 34th season at Carnegie Hall's Stern Auditorium/Perelman Stage, celebrating the legacy and timeless works of Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. (more...)

BWW Review: Broadway Artists Blur the Lines Between Theatre and Mainstream in BROADWAY SINGS THEIR OWN at Feinstein's/54 Below
by Casey Mink - Sep 8, 2016

It is an actor's intent as old as time not to become boxed into a certain type of role or performative style, be it the ingenue, the sassy sidekick, or the bad boy too smolderingly handsome for his own good (not the worst problem to have, frankly). One essential key to eluding that conundrum is the laser-sharp understanding of who you are as a performer, outside of a given character or show. So what happens, then, when actors known primarily for their roles in musical theatre take to the stage to perform purely as themselves? The question was answered at Feinstein's/54 Below's Broadway Sings Their Own concert on August 29, as eight vastly disparate performers stepped into the spotlight, each to perform two original songs they wrote themselves, stripped of characters to hide behind. (more...)

L'ogan J'ones, Julia Mattison, Ali Stroker and More Set for OKAYBETTERBEST Concert at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

OkayBetterBest, a new musical written by Rhonda Kess and Michael Weems and directed by Tony-nominee Marcia Milgrom Dodge, will be presented at Feinstein's/54 Below (254 W 54th St, New York) as a special concert on Tuesday, September 20 at 9:30pm. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/7/2016 - Vosk Flies to WICKED, TORUK Lands in NYC and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 7, 2016

Today's big news: Jessica Vosk and Kristen Martin join the WICKED tour today, Cirque du Soleil's AVATAR-inspired show TORUK begins in NYC, and WAITRESS' Jessie Mueller & Jenna Ushkowitz will take part in a talkback tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: Broadway-Bound THE PROM Gets Ready for Atlanta Premiere!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 6, 2016

The Prom, the hilarious new musical playing its Pre-Broadway World Premiere now at Atlanta's Alliance Theatre, officially opens tomorrow night, September 7, and BroadwayWorld has a first look at the production below! (more...)

Hottest Articles on BWW 8/30/2016 - 9/6/2016
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Welcome to Falsettoland! Meet the Full Company of FALSETTOS, Beginning Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Sep 29, 2016

Lincoln Center Theater's new production of William Finn and James Lapine's Tony Award-winning musical Falsettos begins previews tonight, September 29, and runs for 14 weeks only at the Walter Kerr Theatre (219 West 48 Street). Opening night will be Thursday, October 27. Scroll down to learn more about the cast, plus watch the full company in rehearsal! (more...)

DVR ALERT: SOUTH PARK Episode Co-Written by Robert Lopez Airs Tonight on Comedy Central
by TV News Desk - Sep 28, 2016

Robert Lopez fans should be sure to tune in to Comedy Central tonight for a brand new episode of the show co-written by the Academy Award winning composer. He tweeted this afternoon: 'I've been out in LA this week helping Matt and Trey write tonight's South Park episode. They never cease to amaze me. Tune in!' (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/27/2016 - HAMILTON Hits the Windy City and More!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 27, 2016

Today's big news: HAMILTON begins tonight in the Windy City, CINDERELLA launches its national tour in Grand Rapids, Laura Benanti makes her Cafe Carlyle debut, and Sarah Jones's SELL/BUY/DATE starts at MTC! (more...)

TV: Watch The Opening Number of Broadway Bound COME FROM AWAY
by Alan Henry - Sep 26, 2016

BroadwayWorld is pleased to present the opening number from the Broadway Bound musical Come From Away. The performance was recorded today in Toronto at the annual Mirvish season launch event, and features the entire Washington  cast! Check out the video below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Go Behind the Scenes with the Band for the Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY in D.C.
by Stage Tube - Sep 23, 2016

The new musical Come From Away will begin performances on Broadway on Saturday, February 18, 2017 at the Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre (236 West 45th Street) and officially open Sunday, March 12, 2017, following productions at Washington DC's Ford's Theatre (Friday, September 2 - Sunday, October 16, 2016) and Toronto's Royal Alexandra Theatre (Tuesday, November 15, 2016 - Sunday, January 8, 2017), and two special benefit concert performances in Gander, Newfoundland (Saturday, October 29, 2016). Click below to go behind the scenes with the band at Ford's Theatre! (more...)

Disney's Broadway-Bound FROZEN Gets New Director & Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound musical FROZEN has a new creative team in place. Tony winning director Michael Grandage will take the helm of the production, replacing Alex Timbers, who departed the show in August. (more...)

1st Stage's Critically Acclaimed LOBBY HERO Extended Until October 16
by BWW News Desk - Sep 22, 2016

1st Stage, Tysons Corner's award-winning professional theater, announces the extension of their critically-acclaimed production of Lobby Hero by Kenneth Lonergan, directed by 1st Stage Artistic Director, Alex Levy.   (more...)

Marcia Milgrom Dodge, Michael Perlman, Michael Berresse and More Among Directors for NAMT's 2016 Festival of New Musicals
by BWW News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

National Alliance for Musical Theatre has announced the directors for the 28th Annual FESTIVAL OF NEW MUSICALS, which takes place on Thursday, October 27 and Friday, October 28, 2016 at New World Stages (340 West 50th Street, between 8th and 9th Avenues). (more...)

Billy Eichner Joins Cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE!; Original Dynamites to Return!
by TV News Desk - Sep 21, 2016

BWW has just learned that funny man Billy Eichner has joined the cast of NBC's HAIRSPRAY LIVE! as Rob Barker, the Baltimore TV newscaster who reports on Tracy Turnblad and her escape from prison in an attempt to integrate the “Corny Collins Show.” (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - New Musical: Come From Away
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 21, 2016

This production is a perfect example of why I am enamored with Theatre and Art, and why I am proud to be part of this community. The show not only shared a historical event but gifted us with sharing the power of empathy. The love and selflessness the citizens of Gander and Newfoundland had for all of the foreign travelers is astonishing. The locals 'took in' and fed 6,579 stranded passengers, which was half the size of the town's population. (more...)

Geffen Playhouse Sets Cast for THE MODEL APARTMENT by Donald Margulies
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Geffen Playhouse announces the cast for its production of The Model Apartment written by Pulitzer Prize winner Donald Margulies. (more...)

Mauricio Martinez Joins Kansas City Repertory Theatre's EVITA; Jenny Ashman to Step in for Broadway-Bound Mariand Torres
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced that celebrated Latin American film, television, and music star Mauricio will play the iconic role of Che in the musical Evita, directed by KC Rep Artistic Director Eric Rosen. (more...)

Listen: Kristen Anderson-Lopez Shares Original Verse of 'Snowman' from FROZEN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 2, 2016

Oscar-winning FROZEN songwriter Kristen Anderson-Lopez promised fans on Twitter today that if she got to 7,000 followers, she would share the original first verse to 'Snowman' from the movie musical, as performed by her 2-year-old daughter. To no surprise, FROZEN fans made the deadline! Check it out below! (more...)

FALSETTOS Brandon Uranowitz Plays WORD SNEAK with Tyler Mount
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Popular Broadway YouTube personality, TYLER MOUNT, recently welcomed Tony Nominee Brandon Uranowitz of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and the upcoming FALSETTOS revival for the latest episode of his web series, THE TYLER MOUNT VLOG. Below, catch the Broadway performer discuss show mishaps, his upcoming performance in FALSETTOS, and play a competitive game of WORD SNEAK. (more...)

Christa Scott Reed and Lori Wilner Join Richard Dreyfuss in RELATIVITY at TheaterWorks; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

TheaterWorks announced today the full cast and creative team for RELATIVITY, a new play by Mark St. Germain directed by Rob Ruggiero. (more...)

THE ODD COUPLE Move Into Melbourne's Southbank Theatre, The Sumner
by BWW News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

Shaun Micallef and Francis Greenslade star as the famous mismatched duo in comedy classic The Odd Couple. Directed by comedy specialist Peter Houghton, this hilarious story about friendship, marriage and unexpected flatmates opens on Thursday 10 November at Southbank Theatre, The Sumner. (more...)

BWW Blog: Miranda Jackel - The Top Shows for Teens Fall 2016
by Guest Blogger: Miranda Jackel - Sep 19, 2016

Pumpkin spice lattes, candy corn, apple pie-what do these things make you think of? First and foremost, YAAASSS (obvi), but also…fall! As I struggle to get back into the swing of school, there's one thing that keeps me going: my superhumanly high level of excitement for THE FALL 2016 THEATER SEASON!!! (*fireworks*) There are so many truly incredible offerings this year for audiences of all ages…but, for now, let's focus on what's out there for teens! So, now, I present to you (*drumroll)* My Top 5 Picks for Teens Fall 2016 (*confetti explosion*)!  (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Seattle Rep's A RAISIN IN THE SUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Seattle Repertory Theatre today announced the full ensemble cast of its season opening production, A Raisin in the Sun, a classic Lorraine Hansberry's drama, directed by Timothy McCuen Piggee. (more...)

BWW TV: Broadway-Bound Cast of FALSETTOS Sings 'This Had Better Come to a Stop'- Watch the Full Song!
by TV - Press Previews - Sep 14, 2016


Nicolette Hart and Joey Calveri to Star in CABARET at Pentangle Arts
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Broadway actors Nicolette Hart (Rent, Legally Blonde, The Wedding Singer, Million Dollar Quartet, Bette Midler World Tour), Joey Calveri (Trip of Love, Rock of Ages, Wonderland), and Tesha Buss (Cats, Gypsy) headline the Pentangle Arts production of CABARET as Sally Bowles, Emcee, and Fraulein Kost, respectively. (more...)

ROCKERS ON BROADWAY Will Return for 23rd Year This November
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

The Path Fund Inc.® will present the 23rd Annual ROCKERS ON BROADWAY®: AMERICAN ROCK & ROLL on Monday, November 14, 2016 at Le Poisson Rouge (158 Bleeker Street) at 8 p.m. ROCKERS ON BROADWAY, the original Broadway rock concert series, is a fun and unique charity event that features Broadway's best rockers performing classic American Rock & Roll to benefit Broadway Cares / Equity Fights AIDS and non-profit performing arts education programs. Tickets are now on sale. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 9/13/2016 - ON THE RAILS Off-Broadway, GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE & BEAUTIFUL on Tour!
by Jessica Khan - Sep 13, 2016

Today's big news: ON THE RAILS begins tonight Off-Broadway, 'GENTLEMAN'S GUIDE' on tour welcomes familiar faces in St. Louis, and BEAUTIFUL gets a new 'Carole King' on the road! (more...)

Review Roundup: Broadway-Bound COME FROM AWAY Opens in DC!
by Review Roundups - Sep 12, 2016

Before heading to Broadway next spring, Come From Away runs through October 9 at the historic Ford's Theatre. Written by Irene Sankoff and David Hein, the stunning production features direction from Tony®-nominated director Christopher Ashley. (more...)

PITCH PERFECT Stars Anna Camp & Skylar Astin Tie the Knot; Ben Platt & More Attend
by Movies News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

PITCH PERFECT stars Anna Camp and Skylar Astin tied the knot on Saturday, September 10th. In attendance were cast mates from the musical comedy including Brittany Snow, who served as a brides maid, Ben Platt (DEAR EVAN HANSON) and Rebel Wilson (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Broadway-Hopeful HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA World Premiere at the Royal George
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines...and prepare for a bumpy ride! The rubber will meet the road as the World Premiere of the hilarious new pop rock musical HELLDRIVERS OF DAYTONA takes the stage, opening tonight, September 12, at 7:30 p.m., and running through October 30 at The Royal George Theatre, 1641 North Halsted Street, Chicago. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

by Stage Tube - Sep 11, 2016

Casey Nicholaw's latest musical outing, The Prom, recently opened at the Alliance Theatre in Atlanta, Georgia, and BroadwayWorld brings you the first look at footage from the show! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Jason Robert Brown Shares THE LAST FIVE YEARS Orchestra Rehearsal Video
by Stage Tube - Sep 10, 2016

It just might be the most anticipated concert event of the year; the tickets for Tony Winner Cynthia Erivo and two-time Tony Nominee Joshua Henry's one-night-only performance of The Last Five Years sold out in less than an hour on the first day of the evening's pre-sale. With the concert, which will be performed at Town Hall, only two days away, the entire team is hard at work perfecting the piece before sharing it with the lucky few who nabbed tickets. This afternoon, Jason Robert Brown, the composer of The Last Five Years, took to Facebook to share a sneak peak of one of the orchestra's final rehearsals before the big night. Check it out below! (more...)

Over 50 South Asian Artists To Perform Under One Roof
by BWW News Desk - Sep 1, 2016

Hypokrit Theatre Company, in association with The James Jay Dudley Luce Foundation, is pleased to announce the second annual Tamasha: Festival of South Asian Performing Arts. The festival will spotlight over fifty South Asian performers from various creative disciplines (theatre, dance, music, comedy, and poetry), making it one of the premier South Asian performing artists' festivals in New York. (more...)

Westfield Acquires Scott Sanders Productions; Continues Work on Broadway's COAL MINER'S DAUGHTER, UP HERE and IN THE HEIGHTS Movie
by BWW News Desk - Aug 31, 2016

Westfield Corporation announced today that Broadway, film, and television producer Scott Sanders, who recently received the Tony Award for his Best Musical Revival of The Color Purple, has been appointed as Westfield's first-ever Creative Head of Global Entertainment. His company, Scott Sanders Theatrical Productions, will be wholly acquired by Westfield. (more...)

Lavin and Stritch Bring an Intimate Evening of Jazz and Showtunes to the Annenberg Theatre in Palm Springs
by David Green - Aug 31, 2016

The Annenberg Theater at the Palm Springs Art Museum will be the setting for An Intimate Evening with Linda Lavin & Billy Stritch on December 10, 2016 at 6 p.m. This is the 2016 Temple Isaiah Benefit Concert and it will feature the legendary and Tony® award-winning Linda Lavin, joined by her music director Billy Stritch as they present a delightful evening of jazz standards and show tunes. Broadway, Television and Film star Linda Lavin has received a Tony®, a Drama Desk, an Outer Critics,' and a Helen Hayes award. Billy Stritch, one of the premier singer-pianists on the New York and national jazz and cabaret scenes joins Ms. Lavin as they present jazz standards and show tunes that are sure to delight the audience. (more...)

Does New Yorker Cartoonist Matthew Diffee Have It In For OH, HELLO's Gil Faizon and George St. Geegland?
by Michael Dale - Aug 29, 2016

The single-panel satirist struck again this week with another skewering of the Broadway-bound codgers. (more...)

VIDEO: DEAR EVAN HANSEN's Benj Pasek and Justin Paul On Creating The Sound Of Loneliness
by Michael Dale - Aug 25, 2016

Lonely introverts like the title character of the Broadway Bound DEAR EVAN HANSEN are not often found at the center of musical, but in past projects like their scores for DOGFIGHT and A CHRISTMAS STORY, composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul have shown a keen ability to write songs that get to the hearts of characters. (more...)

VIDEO: A BRONX TALE Director Robert DeNiro Reveals Why He Likes Musicals
by TV News Desk - Aug 25, 2016

On last night's LATE NIGHT, guest Robert DeNiro discusses the 40th anniversary of his classic film 'Taxi Driver.' Later, the actor talks about directing the Broadway-bound musical A BRONX TALE. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/24/2016 - THE LIFE OF THE PARTY in San Fran!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 24, 2016

Today's big news: WHITE RABBIT RED RABBIT's producers and playwright chat it up at The Drama Book Shop, and THE LIFE OF THE PARTY, starring Andrew Lippa, opens in San Francisco! (more...)

Return of the Queen! Take Your Afternoon Coffee Break with Broadway-Bound Jennifer Holliday
by BWW News Desk - Aug 24, 2016

This will mark Holliday's first Broadway show since 2001, when she played Matron Mama Morton in CHICAGO. To celebrate the big news, take your afternoon coffee break with the Broadway legend and some of her most memorable performances! (more...)

BWW Feature: Broadway Duo Brings Arts Education from NYC to Scituate
by Kyle Christopher West - Aug 23, 2016

Broadway couple Nick Verina and Erin Henry-Verina recently relocated from New York City to Scituate, MA, and whether it was their luggage or their bulky resumes that weighed more is anyone's guess. The talented couple first travelled the country together in the first national tour of the recent GREASE revival (Nick played Sonny and Erin played Patty Simcox), although the pair has individual credits that shine on their own. (more...)

Wayne Brady Among Starry Cast for Broadway-Bound SMOKEY JOE'S CAFE Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

Steven Baruch, Marc Routh, Richard Frankel and Tom Viertel confirmed today that there will be invited presentations of selections from the musical this September, in anticipation of a Broadway production to be announced. (more...)

VIDEO: Robert DeNiro Talks Broadway-Bound A BRONX TALE on 'Tonight'
by TV News Desk - Aug 23, 2016

On last night's TONIGHT SHOW, guest Robert De Niro discusses co-directing the Broadway-bound musical A BRONX TALE.  'I've always thought it would be a terrific musical,' he shares. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 8/22/2016 - James Corden, GREGORIAN and More!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 22, 2016

Today's big news: GREGORIAN opens Off-Broadway, and the company of LOVE, LOVE, LOVE meets the press, so stay tuned for coverage! (more...)

Following Yesterday's Court Ruling, Is REBECCA Moving Towards Broadway Run?
by BWW News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

Yesterday, the New York State Supreme Court's Appellate Division affirmed last May's Supreme Court rulings in the case involving the one time Broadway-bound production of REBECCA. (more...)

Rialto Chatter: Broadway-Bound GROUNDHOG DAY to Play Schoenfeld Theatre This Spring?
by TV News Desk - Aug 19, 2016

While the producers remain coy regarding an opening date and theater for the production, The New York Post's Michael Riedel reports today that sources say they have a Shubert theater lined up. (more...)

FLASH FRIDAY: Scenes From The German-Language Production of REBECCA
by Michael Dale - Aug 19, 2016

REBECCA's 2006 world premiere, directed by Francesca Zambello opened at Vereinigte Buhnen Wien in Vienna, and the musical has subsequently played in Budapest, Hungary; Bucharest, Romania; Helsinki, Finland; Stuttgart, Germany; St. Gallen, Switzerland and at the Imperial Theatre in Tokyo. (more...)

It's a Date! Joshua Harmon's SIGNIFICANT OTHER Sets Previews, Opening on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 18, 2016

Producers of the Broadway Bound Significant Other, a new play by Joshua Harmon (Bad Jews), have just announced the show will play at The Booth Theatre (222 West 45thSt.) with previews slated to begin Tuesday, February 14th, and officially opening Thursday, March 2nd. (more...)

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