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HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Says He'd Return To Aaron Burr 'Anywhere In The World At Anytime'
by Michael Dale - Jun 30, 2016

Though he's leaving the show to embark on his jazz career, the Tony-winner says he'll be back. (more...)

Robin de Jesus, Tony Sheldon, Frenchie Davis & More Set for Orlando Benefit Performance of THE VIEW UPSTAIRS
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Frenchie Davis (Rent, American Idol), Gideon Glick (Spider Man, Spring Awakening), Robin de Jesus (Two-time Tony nom. La Cage Aux Folles & In the Heights), Jay Armstrong Johnson (On the Town, Hands on a Hardbody) Ben Mayne (South Pacific tour), Doreen Montalvo (On Your Feet, In the Heights), MJ Rodriguez (Runaways, Rent), Tony Sheldon (Tony nom. Priscilla, Queen of the Desert), Jason Tam (If/Then, A Chorus Line), Clarke Thorell (The Front Page, Annie) and more are set to perform a concert version of Max Vernon's musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS to raise money for the victims of the Pulse Orlando massacre. It will be directed by Scott Ebersold with Music Director James Dobinson. (more...)

Tony Danza, Alice Ripley & Emily Skinner and More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

This July, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

VIDEO: Sneak Peek - HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda Guests on New Season of DIFFICULT PEOPLE
by TV News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Hamilton Schmamilton! Below, catch a sneak peek of Tony winner Lin-Manuel Miranda in DIFFICULT PEOPLE. Season two of the Hulu original series will premiere on Tuesday, July 12th. (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! to Celebrate 500th Performance on Broadway Tomorrow
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2016

Something Rotten!, the ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy, will celebrate its 500th performance tomorrow, Friday, July 1 at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Fraunces Tavern Museum Presents Talk On 'Alexander Hamilton: Spymaster'
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

Author Michael Newton tells of Hamilton's intricate spy network feeding information to patriots and misinformation to the enemy. (more...)

SHE LOVES ME Cast Recording to Hit Stores at the End of July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Ghostlight Records will release physical copies of the cast album of the critically acclaimed Broadway revival of She Loves Me from Roundabout Theatre Company (Todd Haimes, Artistic Director) online and in stores on Friday, July 29. (more...)

Mary Testa Joins Cast of BREAD AND ROSES at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

What would you sacrifice for your American dream? Must the American dream come at the cost of human dignity? These are the questions at the center of The New York Musical Festival's Developmental Reading of BREAD AND ROSES, a new musical with book and lyrics by Jill Abramovitz music by Brad Alexander, and direction by Melissa Crespo,inspired by true events and based on the film by Paul Laverty and Ken Loach. (more...)

AUDIO: Debating NY Politician Attributes HAMILTON Quote To Alexander Hamilton
by Michael Dale - Jun 29, 2016

A candidate for a New York congressional seat passionately quotes a Lin-Manuel Miranda lyric as though the words were Alexander Hamilton's. (more...)

HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson Set for Patriotic Performance on PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

Christopher Jackson, who stars as George Washington in the Broadway smash hit musicalHAMILTON, winner of 11 Tony Awards, is set to perform at PBS' A CAPITOL FOURTH. (more...)

Greenfield Prize Commissioned BATHING IN MOONLIGHT Announces its Cast
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2016

The Hermitage Artist Retreat is pleased to announce that its coveted Greenfield Prize Commission, play BATHING IN MOONLIGHT by Nilo Cruz, is set to premiere in Princeton, NJ this fall at McCarter Theatre Center's Roger S. Berlind Theatre. The 2014 Greenfield Prize in drama is a $30,000 commission in exchange for a new work to be presented within two years. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda: Last Season's Broadway Diversity 'A Fluke'
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2016

HAMILTON's author/star offers frank talk about what created Broadway's most diverse season and what is needed to make diversity grow. (more...)

HAMILTON's Jon Rua to Play Final Performance Tomorrow
by TV News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

Jon Rua has announced that he will play his final performance in Broadway's HAMILTON on Wednesday, June 29th. (more...)

Rockefeller Foundation Funding Expansion of HAMILTON's #EduHam Program
by Michael Dale - Jun 28, 2016

An additional $6 million grant will allow 100,000 students to see HAMILTON on tour and participate in special educational programs. (more...)

2016 Jimmy Award Winners Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The winners of the eighth annual NATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL MUSICAL THEATRE AWARDS (NHSMTA)/JIMMY AWARDS were determined and announced last night, Monday, June 27, 2016, at the Minskoff Theatre on Broadway. This one-of-a-kind-event was hosted by Tony Award-nominee Zachary Levi, currently starring on Broadway in Roundabout Theatre Company's She Loves Me at Studio 54. (more...)

Broadway Veterans Will Lead Goodspeed's New 1960s Musical A SIGN OF THE TIMES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

This is the story of Cindy, a 20-something whose dreams are bigger than her Midwestern hometown will allow. Set against the backdrop of New York City in the 1960s -women's liberation, the civil rights movement, and protests of the Vietnam war-Cindy searches for her place in the world. A Sign of the Times, featuring chart-topping hits from the 1960s, celebrates friendship, love, and discovering one's sense of self. This pop-fueled musical will run July 29 - September 4 at The Terris Theatre in Chester, Conn. A Sign of the Times will be sponsored by Essex Savings Bank. (more...)

Premiere Stages to Present Pulitzer Prize Winner WATER BY THE SPOONFUL in July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

?Quiara Alegria Hudes' hauntingly beautiful Pulitzer Prize-winning play Water by the Spoonful is set to have its New Jersey Premiere at Premiere Stages, the professional Equity Theatre at Kean University. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Jon Rua Pokes Fun at Brooklyn Foodies in 'The Piragua Primos'
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Digital comedy studio Mas Mejor, which works to cultivate Latino talent by producing fresh, sophisticated comedy starring and created by Latinos, just released a new sketch titled 'The Piragua Primos.' The spoof profiles the two cousins -- played by HAMILTON's Jon Rua and Federico Rodriguez -- behind Brooklyn's latest craze: organic, Hispanic, snow cones. Click below! (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: HAMILTON's Leslie Odom, Jr. Taking Part In Filming; Began Sunday
by Michael Dale - Jun 27, 2016

Filming of the Tony-winning smash began at Sunday's matinee and will continue on Tuesday. (more...)

HAMILTON Coming to Cleveland During 2017-18 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Playhouse Square are thrilled to announce the national tour of Hamilton will be coming to Cleveland as part of the 2017-18 KeyBank Broadway Series. Information regarding engagement dates and how to purchase tickets will be announced at a later date. Those interested are encouraged to visit and sign up to receive news about the show and its Cleveland engagement. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes L5Y, BULLETS, FROZEN Star Betsy Wolfe
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 27, 2016

On Monday, June 27th, the Theater People podcast welcomes Broadway favorite Betsy Wolfe. She made her Broadway debut in the 2007 production of 110 IN THE SHADE, and in 2010, she returned to Broadway in EVERYDAY RAPTURE. (more...)

VIDEO: Latest HAMILTON Parody Honors OKLAHOMA!'s 'Ali Hakim, Peddler Man'
by Michael Dale - Jun 27, 2016

HAMILTON's opening number is used to tell of Rodgers and Hammerstein's fictional immigrant who did his best to get the job done. (more...)

New Jimmy Buffett Musical Titled ESCAPE TO MARGARITAVILLE; Creative Team Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2016

Paradise has a name! (more...)

HAMILTON Adds Extra Matinee on 7/12 to Fundraise for Hillary Clinton
by Louisa Brady - Jun 25, 2016

An extra matinee of HAMILTON has been added for Tuesday, July 12th to fundraise for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign. The Hillary Clinton Fund reportedly rented out the theatre and purchased all of the seats for the performance. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/25/2016
by - Jun 25, 2016's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/25/2016. (more...)

VIDEO: HAMILTON's Renee Elise Goldsberry On Overcoming Failure
by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

In an inspiring video, Goldsberry explains how she overcame the obstacles that she felt were causing her to fail on stage. (more...)

Cast Announced for McCarter's World Premiere of BATHING IN THE MOONLIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2016

When Father Monroe discovers that Marcela and her Cuban-American family are struggling, he offers a warmth and kindness unlike anything Marcela has ever experienced. Small acts of generosity blossom into love as the lines between vocation and passion begin to blur. McCarter Theatre Center Artistic Director Emily Mann and playwright Nilo Cruz reunite for the first time since the Pulitzer Prize-winning Anna in the Tropics with this lyrical new play about falling in love and finding a place to call home.  (more...)

by Michael Dale - Jun 24, 2016

He can play the suave leading man when called upon, but Will Chase is one of Broadway's leading rock star performers. (more...)

BWW Feature: Sheldon Epps Brings Diversity And Socially Conscious Theatre to TUTS
by Katricia Lang - Jun 23, 2016

From the Tonys to TUTS we're witnessing a much needed shift in the aesthetics of American theatre. Theatre Under The Stars has been a cornerstone of musical theatre in the city of Houston for 48 years and now it has a new vision, a new presence, and a new artistic advisor -- Sheldon Epps. (more...)

PBS Announces October Premiere Date for HAMILTON Documentary
by TV News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

This year's PBS ARTS FALL FESTIVAL kicks off October 21st with the highly anticipated documentary GREAT PERFORMANCES: HAMILTON'S AMERICA. (more...)

Ektor Rivera Will Join the Cast of ON YOUR FEET! This July
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Producers James L. Nederlander, Estefan Enterprises, Inc and Bernie Yuman just announced that acclaimed Puerto Rican performer Ektor Rivera - winner of the Jennifer Lopez, Marc Anthony and Simon Fuller reality series 'Q'Viva! The Chosen' - to make his Broadway debut as Emilio Estefan in ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY® winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, 19-time GRAMMY® winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan. Rivera joins Theater World Award-winning Cuban-American actress Ana Villafañe, named one of The Hollywood Reporter's top Broadway Breakout Stars of the Year for her 'star-is-born, supernova debut' (Deadline) as Gloria Estefan.  (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Goodspeed's BYE, BYE BIRDIE, Opening 6/24
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

The exuberant cast of BYE BYE BIRDIE will 'spread sunshine all over the place' in this summertime sensation directed by Jenn Thompson. Ms. Thompson's new take on this youthful classic includes two new songs, 'BYE BYE BIRDIE' from the 1963 film and 'A Mother Doesn't Matter Anymore' from the 1995 television presentation along with crisp new dance arrangements by accomplished composer of Broadway, film and television David Krane.  Check out a sneak peek below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Jessica Gould - A Week in New York Part 1
by Guest Blogger: Jessica Gould - Jun 23, 2016

This past week, I took a visit to New York City. While I was there, I was able to partake in many activities, all centered around the arts. Here is what I did during a part of my week in the Big Apple! (more...)

Where There's a Will Chase There's a Way- SOMETHING ROTTEN! Finds Next Shakespeare!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Broadway's ten-time Tony Award-nominated hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome 'Nashville' star and Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Will Chase (The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Rent, High Fidelity,The Full Monty) as 'Shakespeare' on Monday, July 18. (more...)

Photo Flash: Cast of JERSEY BOYS, Beverley Knight, Ramin Karimloo & More Rock West End Live
by BWW News Desk - Jun 22, 2016

Last weekend, the casts of more than 30 West End shows performed for free in Trafalgar Square as part of West End LIVE 2016. Scroll down for photos of the casts of JERSEY BOYS, GUYS AND DOLLS, as well as THE BODYGUARD's Beverley Knight and MURDER BALLAD's Ramin Karimloo, in action! (more...)

by Brett Cullum - Jun 22, 2016

One of Houston's most engaging theatre companies Mildred's Umbrella and Wordsmyth Theatre is opening their MUSEUM OF DYSFUNCTION VIII this week for a two weekend run. This is a short play festival which will actually have two different programs running the first weekend from the second. (more...)

HAMILTON's Newest Stars Brandon Victor Dixon & Lexi Lawson Talk Joining Hit Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2016

In a new interview in today's The Hollywood Reporter, the two actors chat about their historical characters and what it means to be joining the game changing production (more...)

Meet the New Leads of the Revolution - HAMILTON's Brandon Victor Dixon, Lexi Lawson & Michael Luwoye!
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

As BroadwayWorld reported earlier this morning, HAMILTON will welcome two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon as Aaron Burr, Lexi Lawson as Eliza Hamilton, and Michael Luwoye, who will perform as alternate to Javier Muñoz in the title role to the Broadway company this summer. In celebration of the big casting news, BroadwayWorld brings you a look back at some of the trio's top performances! (more...)

Photo Flash: Christine Dwyer, Marcus Paul James and More Celebrate Alexa Green's SO GOOD Album Launch
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Mitchell Walker and AKA Studio Productions produced Alexa Green's launch party on Sunday, June 19 at 7pm at The Lively featuring Bailen the Band, as well as Broadway veterans Christine Dwyer (WICKED) Amber Iman (SOUL DOCTOR, SHUFFLE ALONG) and Marcus Paul James (RENT, In the Heights). Chris Weaver, Jill Vanderoef, and Blaine Krauss (LION KING, RADIO CITY SPRING SPECTACULAR) sang backup. Green was accompanied on stage by James Sampliner for a special performance as well. Scroll down for photos! (more...)

BWW Exclusive: New Marilyn Monroe Musical to Receive One-Night-Only Premiere in Glendale
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

? Prospect House Entertainment, in association with Glendale Arts Productions, presents MARILYN!, a new original musical commemorating Marilyn Monroe's 90th birthday at the historic 1400-seat Alex Theatre in Glendale. The one-evening-only July 29 event, celebrates the life Marilyn Monroe with a short documentary film featuring Monroe's former boyfriend Bill Pursel, Monroe's Bus Stop co-star Don Murray, Monroe author, Michelle Morgan, President of 'Marilyn Remembered' Greg Schreiner, and Actors Studio classmate, James Karen, among other key figures. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal with Delcan Bennett and More for JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

As rehearsals start for Tim Rice and Andrew Lloyd Webber's Jesus Christ Superstar at Regent's Park Open Air Theatre, full casting is announced, and BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! Jesus Christ Superstar begins previews 15 July for an opening 21 July 2016.  (more...)

Writers Theatre Extends Stephen Sondheim's COMPANY
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

Writers Theatre, under the leadership of Artistic Director Michael Halberstam and Executive Director Kathryn M. Lipuma, announces a one-week extension to Company, featuring music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim and book by George Furth. The production is directed by William Brown. Company features original orchestrations by Jonathan Tunick, Orchestral Reductions by Ian Weinberger, music direction by Tom Vendafreddo and choreography by Brock Clawson. The show, originally slated to run through July 31, 2016, will add an additional week, through August 7, in the Alexandra C. and John D. Nichols Theatre at 325 Tudor Court, Glencoe. (more...)

Breaking: New Leads Set for HAMILTON on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jul 6, 2016

This just in -- Two-time Tony Award nominee Brandon Victor Dixon will begin performances mid-August (date TBA) as Aaron Burr in HAMILTON on Broadway, it has been announced by producer Jeffrey Seller. Also joining the Broadway cast on July 11 are Lexi Lawson in the role of Eliza Hamilton, and Michael Luwoye, who performs as alternate to Javier Muñoz in the title role. Starting July 11, Mr. Muñoz will formally take over the role of Hamilton, a part he has played as Lin-Manuel Miranda's alternate since the musical debuted Off-Broadway last year. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara, Leslie Odom, Jr., Billy Porter & More Set for Bay Area Cabaret's 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

Bay Area Cabaret, now in its 13th season of presenting world-renowned Broadway, pop and jazz vocalists, announces the 2016-2017 season of shows at San Francisco's most elegant and historic showroom, the Fairmont Venetian Room (950 Mason Street atop Nob Hill). (more...)

Donna McKechnie, Victoria Clark, Mary Testa Among Stars Taking Part in NYMF 2016
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The New York Musical Festival regularly attracts Broadway favorites, Tony nominees and even a legend or two. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Performs 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight' on A CAPITOL FOURTH
by TV News Desk - Jul 5, 2016

On last night A CAPITOL FOURTH special on PBS, HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Christopher Jackson performed THE LION KING ballad, 'Can You Feel the Love Tonight.' (more...)

TWITTER WATCH: Presidential Hopeful Hillary Clinton and Husband Bill Clinton Take In Another Performance of HAMILTON
by Michael Dale - Jul 5, 2016

The former, and perhaps future, first couple visit the Broadway smash just hours after Hillary Clinton's Saturday morning meeting with the FBI. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Utah Republicans and Democrats Join Together for HAMILTON Carpool Karaoke
by Stage Tube - Jul 3, 2016

Inspired by James Corden's recent Tony Awards edition of Carpool Karaoke, Utah republicans and democrats alike joined together for a session of HAMILTON-themed Carpool Karaoke. They covered some of the show's most popular tunes and discussed the impact they think the show will have on future generations. Watch the video below! (more...)

Felicia Finley, MJ Rodriguez & Nathan Lucrezio Join Cast of THE LAST WORD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

This summer, NYMF will be on quest to save Paradise one Scrabble tile at a time. The new musical, The Last Word will be presented at the Duke on 42nd Street, a NEW 42ND STREET project (229 W 42nd St) . The Last Word is written by Brett Sullivan (Billy Elliot Live Film Director) and will be directed by Michael Bello (Doctor Zhivago), choreography by Nick Kenkel (Gotta Dance, Legally Blonde) and Musical Supervisor is Conrad Helfrich (Dirty Dancing).  It will begin performances on July 22 and will run through July 29, 2016. Tickets are $27.50 and can be purchased by visiting (more...)

Garrick Theatre to Host LOVE4ORLANDO Benefit Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jul 1, 2016

On Sunday 17th July, the Garrick Theatre in London's West End will play host to the 'Love4Orlando' Benefit Concert in aid of 'Equality Florida'. It will be London's biggest West End fundraiser for the Orlando shootings. 'Equality Florida' are responsible for the distribution of funds to the Orlando Shooting's victims and their families. (more...)

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