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Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild to Star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre (PMT) and Artistic Director Michael Weber have announced the initial production in the fourth season of Chicago's 'lost' musicals in staged concert series, Porchlight Revisits The Rink. (more...)

Tickets for SOMETHING ROTTEN! Tour Launch on Sale This Sunday in Boston
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Broadway In Boston announced today that tickets for the national tour of the hilarious new musical Something Rotten!, will go on sale to the public this Sunday, September 11, 2016. (more...)

BITING BROADWAY Vampire Musical Announces Reading in New York
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

The first successful Vampire Musical' with Book by Richard Hochberg, Lyrics by Jordan Beck and Music by Gerald Sternbach will be directed by Tony Nominee Dan Knechtges in a reading on October 7 at the Pearl Studios 500 8th Avenue. (more...)

Photo Flash: In Rehearsal for Starry IN THE HEIGHTS at Theatre Under The Stars
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In the Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, which will kick off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season on September 13, 2016. BroadwayWorld has a sneak peek at the company in rehearsal below! (more...)

BWW Blog: Soprano Julia Engel - DIE FLEDERMAUS at Opera in the Heights
by Guest Blogger: Julia Engel - Sep 9, 2016

As the summer turns to fall (in spirit, it's still 90+ degrees out here in Houston) the artists at Opera In the Heights gear up for their 21st season. Opening the season is the ever-popular Strauss operetta Die Fledermaus, which is rife with catchy tunes, traditional Viennese waltzes and stunningly beautiful vocal lines. (more...)

Photo Flash: Aurora's MAMMA MIA - Production Photos!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 9, 2016

More than 60 million people in 40 countries on six different continents have reveled in Mamma Mia!, the iconic musical about love and friendship, of lost dreams and that last chance to make it right, all set to the music of ABBA, one of the most popular bands in the world.  (more...)

Hollis Resnik and Christine Mild star in Porchlight Music Theatre's THE RINK
by BWW News Desk - Sep 8, 2016

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WORKING to Launch Seattle Musical Theatre's 39th Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Seattle Musical Theatre, Seattle's longest-running musical theatre company, is launching its 39th season this Friday with the classic musical, WORKING. (more...)

So Long, Farewell! BroadwayWorld Says Goodbye to #Ham4Ham With Our Top Ten!
by Alan Henry - Sep 7, 2016

Every Wednesday for what seems like forever, BroadwayWorld would bring you this week's #Ham4Ham live performance. Sadly, last week we had to say so long, farewell to the weekly performances in front of the Richard Rodgers Theatre. (more...)

DIE FLEDERMAUS by Johann Strauss II to Open Opera in the Heights 2016-17 Season
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

Opera In the Heights opens its 21st season with Die Fledermaus, featuring a lavish masquerade ball, an elaborate trap and a whirlwind of lies and revelations. This comedic tour-de-force is full of mischief, disguises and irresistible, bounce-in-your-seat tunes, courtesy of Johann Strauss II, also known as 'the Waltz King.' Bill Fabris is the stage director, who enjoys a growing international reputation for innovative and entertaining productions and is equally at home in the worlds of opera and musical theatre. (more...)

CABARET CARES Series to Return for Season 11 with Joseph Macchia Birthday Celebration
by BWW News Desk - Sep 7, 2016

The award-winning benefit cabaret series Cabaret Cares returns September 24th with a huge birthday celebration for producer and creator Joseph Macchia. Come celebrate Joseph's birthday on his actual birthday, followed by the 11th year kick-off of Cabaret Cares. (more...)

CSO Presents CHORALE MASTERPIECE with Columbus Symphony Chorus and World-Renowned Guest Vocalists, 10/28-29
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Conducted by CSO Music Director Rossen Milanov, this passionate and spectacular piece touches every emotion from stark terror to soothing beauty to an uplifting sense of spirituality. Although composed as a sacred work, its deep theatricality has led to it being frequently described as "Verdi's greatest opera." To adequately convey the breadth of his vision, Verdi called for the combined forces of a full orchestra, chorus, and four solo vocalists. As such, the Columbus Symphony will be joined by the Columbus Symphony Chorus, soprano Michelle Johnson, mezzo-soprano Margaret Mezzacappa, tenor Evan Johnson, and bass Burak Bilgili. (more...)

Watch Lin-Manuel Miranda Turn Donald Trump Tweets Into a Musical
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

In a video shared on GQ the Magazine, Lin-Manuel Miranda sings actual Donald Trump tweets on the top of a New York City sightseeing bus! The lyrics include 'Happy #CincoDeMayo! The best taco bowls are made in Trump Tower Grill. I love Hispanics!' (more...)

Try for Your Shot! HAMILTON Launches Day-of-Show Digital Lottery in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Sep 20, 2016

Producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago have announced a day-of-show digital lottery for Hamilton, launching in Chicago today, September 27, 2016 at The PrivateBank Theatre (18 W. Monroe). (more...)

BWW Review: There is Joy in Porchlight's Controversial IN THE HEIGHTS
by Teresa Budasi - Sep 19, 2016

If you aspire to see 'Hamilton' while it's in Chicago but have yet to score tickets, you can get a tease of what Lin-Manuel Miranda has to offer this town by checking out Porchlight Theatre's production of In the Heights. (more...)

Christopher Jackson to Juggle HAMILTON with Role on New CBS Drama Series
by TV News Desk - Sep 19, 2016

As BWW has previously reported, Tony nominated actor and HAMILTON star Christopher Jackson takes on the role of fashion-conscious stylist Chunk Palmer on the new CBS drama BULL, premiering tomorrow night 9:00-10:00 PM, ET/PT. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony and Emmy Winner Thomas Kail
by Theater People Podcast - Sep 19, 2016

On Monday, September 18 the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony and Emmy Award winning director Thomas Kail. For the episode, Kail discusses creating the smash hit musical HAMILTON alongside his longtime collaborator Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

The Uptown Underground Presents JUDY AND LIZA—ONCE IN A LIFETIME
by BWW News Desk - Sep 18, 2016

RETURN ENGAGEMENT:  After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli) are bringing "JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME" back to the Uptown Underground on Sunday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented by the legendary mother-daughter duo of Judy Garland and an 18-year-old Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium.  This tribute features the classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps to help the audience re-live the historic occasion, with solos like "The Man That Got Away", "Just in Time" and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy/Happy Days", backed by a jazz combo with orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (music director and pianist). (more...)

GREASE LIVE's Thomas Kail Wins Emmy Award for Best Direction For a Variety Special
by Caryn Robbins - Sep 18, 2016

Thomas Kail has won the 2016 Emmy Award for Outstanding Directing For A Variety Special for GREASE LIVE! (more...)

BWW Interview: Diego Klock-Perez Talks Suzi Awards and Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Justin Adams - Sep 17, 2016

Sitting down with Suzi nominee Diego Flock-Perez to chat 'In the Heights' and Miranda (more...)

Stars Line Up to Sing NEW SONGS 4 NEW SHOWS in One-Off Gala
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

The star cast of New Songs 4 New Shows includes: Douglas Hodge (Charlie and the Chocolate Factory), Gemma Whelan (Game Of Thrones), Haydn Gwynne (Threepenny Opera), jazz supremo Ian Shaw, Alex Gaumond (We Will Rock You), sublime tenor Hal Cazalet and singer/songwriter Gwyneth Herbret (The A-Z Of Mrs. P). (more...)

Regional Roundup: Top 10 Stories This Week Around the Broadway World - 9/16; EVITA Starring Eden Espinosa, IN THE HEIGHTS in Atlanta, Patti LuPone in CA and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Sep 16, 2016

This week, we go around our Broadway World to feature stories in Nashville, Atlanta, Costa Mesa and more. Check out our top 10 stories around our Broadway World below, which include Studio Tenn's EVITA starring Eden Espinosa, In the Heights in Atlanta, and Patti LuPone in concert in Costa Mesa, just to name a few. (more...)

Sheffield Theatres Announce Full Casting for Irving Berlin's ANNIE GET YOUR GUN
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Sheffield Theatres today announces the cast for its major new revival of Irving Berlin's Annie Get Your Gun. Paul Foster directs Anna-Jane Casey as Annie Oakley and Ben Lewis as Frank Butler, with Nicolas Colicos (Buffalo Bill), Mike Denman (Pawnee Bill), Lauren Hall (Winnie Tate), Matthew Malthouse (Foster Wilson), Timothy Quinlan (Charlie Davenport), Cleve September (Tommy Keeler), Maggie Service (Dolly Tate), Karl Seth (Chief Sitting Bull), and completing the ensemble, Josh Andrews, Ronan Burns, Emma Caffrey, Matthew Croke, Omari Douglas, Rosie Fletcher, Melissa James, Jasmine Kerr, Natasha Mould, Jak Skelly, Leah West and Emma Woods (ensemble and Dance Captain). The production opens on 14 December, with previews from 8 December, and runs until 14 January.   (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS at Phoenix Theatre
by Stage Tube - Sep 16, 2016

From the famed creator of the Broadway smash, Hamilton, comes the Tony® Award-Winning season opener for Phoenix Theatre - In the Heights! BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS Is The Hottest Ticket In Town
by Jenny Taylor Moodie - Sep 16, 2016

BWW Review: In the Heights Is An Exuberant Must-See At Theatre Under The Stars (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Anthony Lee Medina and More in Starry IN THE HEIGHTS at TUTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 16, 2016

Theatre Under The Stars (TUTS) welcomes a dynamic cast for In the Heights, the first Tony-Award-winning show by Lin-Manuel Miranda of Hamilton fame, kicking off the Theatre Under The Stars 2016-17 season now. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Corbin Bleu, Telly Leung, Lindsay Mendez and More Set for BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER Benefit
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

The first annual all-star benefit concert BROADWAY SNIFFS OUT CANCER will be presented at Joe's Pub at The Public Theater on Monday, October 10. The event raises money to train our canine friends to save lives, as well as honoring of the loved ones we've lost to cancer. (more...)

Judy Garland and Liza Minelli Return in Nancy Hays and Michelle Lauto's Tribute
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

After two sold-out performances earlier this year, Nancy Hays (as Judy Garland) and Michelle Lauto (as Liza Minnelli) are bringing "JUDY & LIZA - ONCE IN A LIFETIME" back to the Uptown Underground on Sunday, October 9th at 7 p.m., in an expanded version with even more songs. This cabaret show is a re-creation of the famed concert presented by the legendary mother-daughter duo of Judy Garland and an 18-year-old Liza Minnelli in 1964 at the London Palladium. This tribute features the classic songs, costumes, dialogue and dance steps to help the audience re-live the historic occasion, with solos like "The Man That Got Away", "Just in Time" and "Gypsy in My Soul" and duets like "Chicago" and "Get Happy/Happy Days", backed by a jazz combo with orchestral arrangements by Robert Ollis (music director and pianist). (more...)

#HamiltonCHI Takes Over Twitter
by Kailey Hansen - Sep 15, 2016

These days, Chicago might just be 'the greatest city in the world.' Why? #HamiltonCHI. (more...)

BWW Interview: Anthony Lee Medina Talks Life IN THE HEIGHTS and Bringing His Usnavi to TUTS
by Natalie de la Garza - Sep 15, 2016

You may recognize Anthony Lee Medina from your TV screens, but this week he begins his turn as Usnavi in the Theatre Under The Stars-mounted production of In the Heights. Today we catch up with Medina to talk about the show, the 'glamorous' life of a working performer, and the awesomeness of Lin-Manuel Miranda. (more...)

COME FROM AWAY Opens at Broadway's Gerald Schoenfeld Theatre This December
by BWW News Desk - Sep 15, 2016

Junkyard Dog Productions announced today that 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). (more...)

Photo Flash: Opening Night of Porchlight Music Theatre's IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre had the opening night of it's production of Lin-Manuel Miranda's In the Heights last night. Check out all the red carpet coverage below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Noah Weisberg Performs MY FAIR LADY/IN THE HEIGHTS Mashup for 'UNEXPECTED SONGS' at 54 Below
by Stage Tube - Sep 14, 2016

Earlier this month, Noah Weisberg performed a MY FAIR LADY/In the Heights mashup for STAGEDOORDISH.COM PRESENTS UNEXPECTED SONGS at Feinstein's/54 Below to benefit Muddy Paws Rescue. The theme of the evening was to sing a song, then segue into another unrelated/unexpected song that helps further tell the story of the first. Watch Weisberg sing below! (more...)

Cast Will Sing, Dance AND Play the Music for Bay Area Children's Theatre Production of Seussical!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

The Cat in the Hat accompanying himself on the piano? Yes, and the accordion, harmonica, melodica and ukulele as well. That's what families will see when the Bay Area Children's Theatre (BACT) presents Seussical, TYA, a streamlined, kid-friendly version of the exuberant Broadway musical that brings to life everyone's favorite Dr. Seuss characters, including Horton the Elephant, Gertrude Mc Fuzz, Mayzie LaBird and other inhabitants of the captivating worlds imagined by the late, great American writer and illustrator Theodor Seuss Geisel.  (more...)

HIMSELF AND NORA Live Off-Broadway Cast Recording Out This Month
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Ghostlight Records has announced release of HIMSELF AND NORA - the 2016 Off-Broadway Cast Recording, Live from the Minetta Lane Theatre, NYC - a new musical with book, music, and lyrics by Jonathan Brielle. (more...)

Southwark Playhouse Announces Full Casting for SIDE SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Full casting is announced today for Broadway musical Side Show, which will receive its UK Premiere in a brand new production at Southwark Playhouse, opening on Wednesday 26 October with previews from Friday 21 October. (more...)

HAMILTON Star Javier Munoz to Be Honored with Howard Ashman Award for HIV Activism
by BWW News Desk - Sep 14, 2016

Gay Men's Health Crisis (GMHC) has announced today that HAMILTON star Javier Munoz, who recently took over the role of Alexander Hamilton full time in the smash Broadway musical, will be the recipient of the Howard Ashman Award for HIV activism. (more...)

GREASE at Curve Announces Full Cast
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Curve today announces casting for their Christmas production of the hit musical Grease. Dex Lee and Jessica Paul lead the cast as Danny Zuko and Sandy Dumbrowski with Keisha Atwell, Darren Bennett, Sophie Camble, Jonny Fines, Courtney George, Luke George, Shobna Gulati, Patrick Harper, Abigayle Honeywill, Sophie Isaacs, Max Jorquera, Sinead Kenny, Nathanael Landskroner, Michael Lin, Martin McCarthy, Sam Murphy, Djalenga Scott, Justin Thomas and Natalie Woods completing the company. The production opens on 1 December, with previews from 26 November, and runs until 14 January. (more...)

HAMILTON's Thomas Kail and Jeffrey Seller Set for Panel at EXPO CHICAGO
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

EXPO CHICAGO, The International Exposition of Contemporary & Modern Art, and Project& present "An Open Conversation: Social Aesthetics Broadway, Culture and Social Impact" with creative team members of the Broadway musical Hamilton. (more...)

Photo Flash: Porchlight Music Theatre Presents IN THE HEIGHTS
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce an extension of Porchlight's 22nd season opener, the multi-Tony Award-winning In the Heights, now playing through Sunday, Oct. 23, music and lyrics by Lin-Manuel Miranda, book by Quiara Alegria Hudes. (more...)

2016 Suzi Bass Award Nominees Announced; Full List!
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

 The Suzi Bass Awards revealed nominations for the 2015-2016 Atlanta professional theatre season on Monday evening, September 12, to patrons and industry artists. The Suzi Nomination Party was generously hosted by the Alliance Theatre, at 6:30pm in The Circle Room, on the third floor, 1280 Peachtree Street, Atlanta, Georgia, 30309.  (more...)

BWW Blog: Christopher Castanho - One Of My Favorite Sounds
by Christopher Castanho - Sep 13, 2016

The resonance of an orchestra warming up before a performance is a very comforting sound for me: reminiscent of the nights at the theatre with my Meme. But there is something very special regarding the cadence of my first Broadway orchestra in preparation, that sound I will never forget. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: HAMILTON Producer Jeffrey Seller Explains the Future of Storytelling
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

Jeffrey Seller believes there are ways in which the digital age falls short. For him, the experience of live theater fulfills a deep visceral need for live storytelling in a way that cannot be replaced. (more...)

First Look - HAMILTON's Lin-Manuel Miranda & Miguel Cervantes Grace Cover of Chicago Magazine
by BWW News Desk - Sep 13, 2016

HAMILTON creator and Tony Award winner Lin-Manuel Miranda and Miguel Cervantes, who will take on the role of Alexander Hamilton in Chicago beginning Sept. 27, grace the cover of the October Issue of Chicago Magazine. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Lin-Manuel Miranda's IN THE HEIGHTS at Phoenix Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

From the famed creator of the Broadway smash, Hamilton, comes the Tony® Award-Winning season opener for Phoenix Theatre - In the Heights! BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

Walnut Street Theatre Opens 208th Season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's SOUTH PACIFIC
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

Walnut Street Theatre opens its landmark 208th season with Rodgers and Hammerstein's Tony Award-winning romantic musical, SOUTH PACIFIC. Directed by Charles Abbott, with choreography by Michelle Gaudette, this production begins previews on September 6th, opens on September 14th and runs through October 23rd on the Walnut's Mainstage. (more...)

Cast Complete for JAG Productions & ArtisTree's CHOIR BOY
by BWW News Desk - Sep 12, 2016

The complete cast is set for the upcoming Vermont Premiere of Tarell Alvin McCraney's CHOIR BOY, a gospel-infused play that will run at Briggs Opera House in White River Junction, VT. The show, directed by Jarvis Antonio Green, begins previews on November 3 and opens on November 5. (more...)

BWW Review: IN THE HEIGHTS at Theatrical Outfit
by Justin Adams - Sep 12, 2016

Theatrical Outfit and Aurora Theatre Company coproduce 'In the Heights,' creating a show for the whole community to enjoy. Prepare to see Broadway-level talent in the heart of the South! (more...)

BWW Review: Miraculous Rebecca Dines in David Lindsay-Abaire's Powerful GOOD PEOPLE at American Stage
by Peter Nason - Sep 12, 2016

Director Stephanie Gularte leads a brilliant ensemble in an astounding season opener. (more...)

BWW Review: I Hear America Singing IN THE HEIGHTS - Phoenix Theatre's Production Is So Dope!
by Herbert Paine - Sep 12, 2016

Phoenix Theatre has kicked off its 97th Season with a block buster production of Lin-Manuel's In the Heights, featuring a sensational performance by Pasha Yamotahari as Usnavi, the bard of the block, the chronicler of the community's legacy, the keeper of the community flame. (more...)

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