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Drury Lane Announces Complete Casting for SATURDAY NIGHT FEVER
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Drury Lane Theatre announces complete casting for disco musical Saturday Night Fever, rewritten for the Drury Lane stage, featuring music and lyrics by The Bee Gees, based on the smash-hit Paramount/RSO Film and the story by Nik Cohn, and adapted for the stage by Robert Stigwood in collaboration with Bill Oaks. This North American version was written by Sean Cercone and David Abbinantiand is helmed by Tony-nominated director and choreographer Dan Knechtges. Saturday Night Fever runs January 19 - March 19, 2017 at Drury Lane Theatre, 100 Drury Lane in Oakbrook Terrace. The Press Opening is Thursday, January 26, 2017 at 8:00 p.m. A portion of the opening night tickets sales will be donated to ArtReach, a nonprofit providing access to the arts to underserved communities in the Chicago area. (more...)

Oldest Theater in Michigan Gets Ready for Ambitious 2017 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

A mix of one-night concerts, new Broadway musicals and classic favorites will be on the menu when the Croswell Opera House in Adrian, Michigan, reopens in May after several months of being closed for renovations. The Croswell, which opened in 1866, is the oldest theater in Michigan. (more...)

Theatre In the Heights Presents FOOLS
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Theatre In the Heights is pleased to present it's very first production ever! Fools is the whimsical tale of schoolmaster, Leon, who answers the call to teach in the Russian village, Kulyenchikov. When he arrives, he is surprised to see that the townspeople are all a bit off. There is a vendor peddling flowers as fish, a postman who forgets to deliver mail, and a Butcher who sweeps dirt back into his shop.  Leon eventually learns about a long-time curse that has plagued the village making everyone there a victim of stupidity. (more...)

9 CIRCLES Premiere, John Lithgow, John Patrick Shanley and More Slated for Sheen Center in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Sheen Center for Thought & Culture (18 Bleecker Street) has announced the Spring programming of the 2016-2017 season. Featuring a varied array of thought-provoking theater, film, music, art, and discourse, The Sheen Center delves deeper into its many signature series, and for the first time will produce a mainstage theatrical production: The New York premiere of Bill Cain's acclaimed play, 9 Circles.  (more...)

It's Official! Wayne Brady Will Play 'Aaron Burr' in Chicago's HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Confirming earlier rumors, producer Jeffrey Seller and Broadway In Chicago have announced five-time Emmy Award winner and Grammy nominee Wayne Brady will join the Chicago company of Hamilton as Aaron Burr for a limited engagement Tuesday, January 17 thru Sunday, April 9 at The PrivateBank Theatre in Chicago. (more...)

Kimmel Center And Bucks County Playhouse Announce New Partnership And Cultural Exchange
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

PHANTOM, SOUND OF MUSIC, JERSEY BOYS and More Set for 2017-18 Broadway Season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Broadway Across Canada has announced this year's stunning season at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre. (more...)

Kimmel Center to Launch Bucks County Playhouse Partnership with BUDDY: THE BUDDY HOLLY STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

The Kimmel Center and Bucks County Playhouse have announced the creation of a new partnership designed to further the producing initiatives of both organizations and foster a cultural exchange of new works. (more...)

VIDEO: Christopher Jackson Talks IN THE HEIGHTS, HAMILTON & More on 'Live'
by TV News Desk - Jan 9, 2017

Tony nominee Christopher Jackson stopped by today's LIVE WITH KELLY to discuss his new CBS drama series BULL and explains what first inspired him to move to New York to pursue a career in theater. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 8, 2017
by - Jan 8, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 8 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 7, 2017
by - Jan 7, 2017

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

DVR Alert: HAMILTON's Christopher Jackson to Stop by Live with Kelly This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Tony Award-nominee for 'Hamilton', Christopher Jackson, will be swinging by Live with Kelly, Monday, January 9th to discuss his role on the CBS television drama, 'Bull.'  (more...)

HAMILTON Anchors Hobby Center's 2017-18 Season, Featuring New Jimmy Buffett Musical, SCHOOL OF ROCK and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

Today, BBVA Compass Broadway at the Hobby Center announced its line-up of shows for the new 2017-2018 season.  HAMILTON will play its Houston engagement April 24-May 20, 2018, and anchor the BBVA Compass Broadway Season with five other shows, all of which will be Houston premieres.  (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! Coming to the Broward Center for the Performing Arts
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2017

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts March 21, 2017 for a limited two week run through April 2, 2017. Tickets will go on sale Friday, January 20, 2017 at 10:00 a.m. (more...)

Breaking News: Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley Will Go 'Non-Stop' in HAMILTON National Tour; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller has just announced that two-time Tony Award nominee Joshua Henry, Broadway's Michael Luwoye and Tony Award Nominee Rory O'Malley will lead the National Tour of HAMILTON as Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively. (more...)

Max Vernon's New Musical THE VIEW UPSTAIRS Sets Off-Broadway Premiere
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Invisible Wall Productions has announced that The View UpStairs - the provocative new musical written by Max Vernon and directed by Scott Ebersold - will launch an Off-Broadway run at Culture Project - The Lynn Redgrave (45 Bleecker Street). (more...)

Broadway's Joshua Henry, Michael Luwoye and Rory O'Malley to Lead National Tour of HAMILTON
by BWW News Desk - Jan 5, 2017

Producer Jeffrey Seller is thrilled to announce that two-time Tony Award® nominee JOSHUA HENRY, Broadway's MICHAEL LUWYOYE and Tony Award® Nominee RORY O'MALLEY will lead the National Tour of HAMILTONas Aaron Burr, Alexander Hamilton and King George III, respectively.  (more...)

The Watermill Celebrates 50 Years of Producing Theatre and Three London Transfers in 2017
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

This year, The Watermill Theatre, celebrates 50 years as one of the most successful regional producing theatres in the UK. (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Atlanta Awards Winners Announced - Brooks Ashmanskas, THE PROM and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 4, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Atlanta winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

Porchlight's New Faces Sing Broadway Returns with SONGS OF 2001 and UPTOWN UNDERGROUND
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2017

Porchlight Music Theatre and Artistic Director Michael Weber are proud to announce the second performance in its 2016 - 2017 season of Chicago's hit musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway 2001, hosted by Keely Vasquez, is Monday, Jan. 23 at Skokie Theatre, 7924 Lincoln Ave in Skokie and Tuesday, Jan. 24 at the Uptown Underground, 4707 N. Broadway at 7:30 p.m.  In tribute to the original New Faces series that ran on Broadway and on film from 1934 - 1968, Porchlight Music Theatre last year created this Chicago musical revue series, New Faces Sing Broadway, as a showcase for the best emerging musical talent now performing on Chicago stages.  (more...)

BWW Recap: SoLuna Through The Years
by Melissa Giordano - Jan 3, 2017

It was indeed an emotional night at Long Island's SoLuna Studio annual holiday concert. As the Hauppauge venue turns more to their educational programming and Children's theatre - though not completely eliminating their main stage shows - owners Karen Braun and Megan Pietroforte took time with patrons to celebrate and reflect on their 5 years of wonderful theatre thus far. (more...)

WAR PAINT Leads 2016 BWWChicago Equity Awards with Eight noms
by Misha Davenport - Jan 3, 2017

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BWW Blog: Amanda Grillo - Finding the Fit: Typecasting
by Guest Blogger: Amanda Grillo - Jan 3, 2017

A big part of show business is typecasting. There are "types" that people fall into. These can be based around age, race, gender, and personality. Some people this as an opportunity to play to their strengths. I once participated in a workshop where the instructor told us to "know our types". He then began to call people out one by one: "You're a Fierstein. Try looking at Edna Turnblad or Tevye." "You're a Broderick. Look at his roles." "Streisand. You have a lot of options for material." He compared us to already well known household names in the theatre world. What about embracing who you naturally are? Why be the next [insert celebrity here], when you can make a name for yourself and be original? There are stock characters that people naturally gravitate towards with ease whether it be by look or by personality, but if people get locked into these types it begins to be all they are seen as. To some people, these types can be seen as limiting. There's not much variety in roles if they play the same kind of part over and over. Actors should try to expand their range of roles when possible. The popular belief of what is attractive doesn't necessarily need to be the leading players driving the action, but just because someone who isn't conventionally attractive drives the story doesn't mean it is an ugly duckling tale. Dramaturgy also comes into play if a character description is explicitly influencing the script. That being said, I've seen several productions where the characters look phenomenal. They are a perfect depiction of how the story describes, but the talent was subpar. It was very clear that a different person was a much better fit, though they might not have been the perfect image. This idea got me thinking: Just because you look the part, does that mean you deserve it?  (more...)

2016 BroadwayWorld Dallas Awards Winners Announced - Xavier Orozco, Alexis Sims, Justin Foley and More!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jan 3, 2017

Votes are cast; polls are closed; and results have been tabulated! This was our biggest year yet! After a record number of voters in more than 75 regions worldwide, BroadwayWorld is very excited to announce the 2016 Dallas winners! Thanks to all who voted, and huge congratulations to all the winners! (more...)

VIDEO: Gloria Estefan & ON YOUR FEET! Cast Perform on New Year's Eve
by TV News Desk - Jan 3, 2017

Seven-time Grammy Award winner Gloria Estefan and the cast of her Broadway's ON YOUR FEET! performd live from Times Square for New Year's Rockin' Eve with Ryan Seacrest on ABC. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 2, 2017
by - Jan 2, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 2 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

The Drama Book Shop Enters its 100th Anniversary Year
by BWW News Desk - Jan 2, 2017

The historic Drama Book Shop, located just steps from the heart of Times Square, has been an important part of the theatrical community for 99 years. Now, with the arrival of 2017, the historic book shop begins its 100th Anniversary Year. (more...)

ABC Announces May Premiere Date for DIRTY DANCING Event Movie
by TV News Desk - Jan 10, 2017

The ABC Television Network has announced midseason premiere dates for the mini-series 'When We Rise' and series premiere dates for the one-hour drama 'Time After Time,' half-hour comedy 'Imaginary Mary' and the event movie 'Dirty Dancing,' (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2017
by - Jan 1, 2017

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on January 1 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 31, 2016
by - Dec 31, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 31 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Lin-Manuel Talks Finding the Sounds of MOANA and Why He'll 'Never Beat Robert Lopez' in New Interview
by BWW News Desk - Dec 30, 2016

In a brand-new interview with TheWrap, composer, actor, and all-around nice guy, Lin-Manuel Miranda, discusses the ins and outs of his hit film, Moana, why Disney meeting are the best ('At the end of a three-hour meeting, you'll get five caricatures of yourself.'), and his longstanding relationship to fellow composer, and fellow high school alum, 'Frozen' and 'Book of Mormon' composer, Robert Lopez. (more...)

Photo Blog: A Day in the Life of Yando Lopez of Steppenwolf's THE CHRISTIANS
by M. William Panek - Dec 29, 2016

Yando Lopez, currently in Steppenwolf's THE CHRISTIANS, shares his day with us! (more...)

Laura Bell Bundy, Leslie Kritzer, Krysta Rodriguez and Matthew Scott Set for The LEX's CONCERT WITH THE STARS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 29, 2016

The LEXington Theatre Company has announced that Laura Bell Bundy (TONY Nominee - Legally Blonde, Hairspray, Television's Fuller House, Anger Management), Leslie Kritzer (Something Rotten, A Catered Affair, Legally Blonde, Hairspray), Krysta Rodriguez (Spring Awakening, The Addams Family, First Date, Television's Smash) and Matthew Scott (An American in Paris, Jersey Boys, A Catered Affair, Sondheim on Sondheim) will be joining this year's line-up of Broadway Vets for "Concert With The Stars," on Sunday, January 8 at 3:00pm, at The Lexington Opera House (Lexington, KY.) (more...)

Lin-Manuel Miranda Gives Updates on IN THE HEIGHTS, LITTLE MERMAID Films
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Miranda discusses his new film MOANA, the status of his big-screen adaptation of In the Heights and his reported role in an upcoming live-action reboot of Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS, Returning to SpeakEasy Stage
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

Due to unprecedented demand, SpeakEasy Stage will remount its acclaimed production of THE SCOTTSBORO BOYS for four additional weeks, December 30, 2016 - January 22, 2017. The entire original cast will return to the production, which has been hailed as 'a powerful and vivid reminder of racial injustice both past and present.' Scroll down for a sneak peek at the cast in action! (more...)

ON YOUR FEET!'s Doreen Montalvo to Celebrate CD Release at The Metropolitan Room
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2016

ON YOUR FEET!'s Doreen Montalvo will celebrate the release of her new album on Sunday, February 5, 2017 at 9:30 PM at The Metropolitan Room (Doors at 9 PM). (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 28, 2016
by - Dec 28, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 28 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 Announced in Music City
by Jeffrey Ellis - Dec 28, 2016

First Night's Top Ten of 2017 - critic Jeffrey Ellis' annual review of the best in Tennessee theater - were revealed tonight during a live Facebook broadcast at 7:30 p.m. (CST), with Actor's Bridge Ensemble and Studio Tenn/TPAC leading the nods in this year's listing of categories. (more...)

The World Premiere of ASTORIA: PART ONE Opens at The Armory
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

Peter Stark's best-selling bookASTORIA: John Jacob Astor and Thomas Jefferson's Lost Pacific Empire; A Story of Wealth, Ambition, and Survival comes to life on stage at The Armory in a world premiere production directed and adapted by Chris Coleman. Astoria: Part One is the first world premiere to debut as part of the company's new Northwest Stories series. This monumental piece of American history will be told in two parts over the course of two seasons. Astoria: Part One opens on the U.S. Bank Main Stage on January 20, with preview performances beginning January 14, and regular performances running through February 12. Select dates will be presented as part of Fertile Ground, a city-wide festival of new works held every January in Portland. Astoria: Part Two will be presented during the 2017-2018 season.  (more...)

SOMETHING ROTTEN! at the Fabulous Fox this February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 27, 2016

The completely original new musical Something Rotten!, directed and choreographed by Tony Award winner Casey Nicholaw (The Book of Mormon, Aladdin), with music and lyrics by Grammy Award winner and Tony Award nominee Wayne Kirkpatrick and Golden Globe Award and Tony Award nominee Karey Kirkpatrick and a book by Tony Award nominees Karey Kirkpatrick and best-selling author John O'Farrell, opens at the Fabulous Fox Theatre February 7 and plays until February 19. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 26, 2016
by - Dec 26, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 26 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 25, 2016
by - Dec 25, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 25 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

BWW's On This Day - December 24, 2016
by - Dec 24, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on December 24 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

THE SECRET GARDEN, Featuring Daisy Eagan, Extends Into the New Year in D.C.
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Twenty-five years after the Tony Award-winning Broadway musical production of Frances Hodgson Burnett's classic children's story The Secret Garden, the Shakespeare Theatre Company (STC) and the 5th Avenue Theatre in Seattle co-presents the timeless tale - now extended through Jan 8, 2017 - at Sidney Harman Hall (610 F Street NW). (more...)

Broadway's HOLIDAY INN Headed to the Recording Studio This Winter
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Universal Stage Productions, the live theatre division of the world famous movie studio, has announced that Ghostlight Records will record the cast album of the critically acclaimed Roundabout Theatre Company production of HOLIDAY INN, THE NEW IRVING BERLIN MUSICAL on January 8 & 9, 2017. (more...)

Tony Nominee & HAMILTON Star Joshua Henry to Perform at Schubas Lincoln Hall, 1/9
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

Joshua Henry, who currently stars in the Chicago company of HAMILTON in the role of Aaron Burr, will be performing at Schubas Lincoln Hall on Monday, January 9th at 7:30 pm (more...)

The Man is Non-Stop! Lin-Manuel Miranda is AP's Entertainer of the Year
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Add another honor to the list for Lin-Manuel Miranda! The HAMILTON and In the Heights creator has been named the Associated Press (AP) entertainer of the year! (more...)

Cast Announced for the British Premiere of MURDER FOR TWO
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

The Watermill Theatre announces the cast for the British premiere of Murder For Two, the first production in The Watermill's 50th anniversary year, celebrating its national and international success as a producing theatre. (more...)

Josh Davis Joins Billie Wildrick in THE PAJAMA GAME at 5th Avenue Theatre; Cast Complete!
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

This winter, The 5th Avenue Theatre will have Seattle adjusting its radiators with a steaming hot new production of the Richard Adler and Jerry Ross musical theater hit, The Pajama Game. With direction by 5th Avenue Theatre Producing Artistic Director Bill Berry, this sultry stunner features Bob Fosse-inspired choreography by Bob Richard and music direction by Joel Fram. (more...)

Quest Theatre Ensemble to Welcome Diverse Cast for THE FANTASTICKS
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Quest Theatre Ensemble will offer free performances of the world's longest running musical to audiences at their home in Andersonville's Blue Theatre in February and March. (more...)

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