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Charles Busch, Lorna Luft & More Coming to Feinstein's/54 Below in June
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

This June, 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 www.54Below.com/Feinsteins or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

BWW Blog: Leanne Marie Laurino - Broadway Remembers
by Guest Blogger: Leanne Marie Laurino - May 31, 2016

Some of the most iconic musicals are inspired by American Heroes. (more...)

Vorschau: Landestheater Linz präsentiert 2016/17 die deutschsprachige Erstaufführung von GHOST und 4 weitere Musicals
by Iris Moebius - May 31, 2016

Die Spielzeit 2016/2107 am Landestheater Linz wird wieder funf Musicalpremieren beinhalten, darunter mit IN 80 TAGEN UM DIE WELT EINE Urauffuhrung, mit PRELUDES eine europaische Erstauffuhrung direkt nach der kritisch-gefeierten New Yorker Off-Broadway Premiere, und eine deutschsprachige Erstauffuhrung mit GHOST - NACHRICHT VON SAM. Ebenfalls auf dem Programm stehen der modere Musical-Hit THE FULL MONTY und der Bernstein-Klassiker On the Town. Der Vorverkauf ist bereits eroffnet. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Tony Sheldon, Caesar Samayoa, Michelle Aravena and More in Goodspeed's THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD
by BWW News Desk - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look below! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of Tony Sheldon and More in THE ROAR OF THE GREASEPAINT - THE SMELL OF THE CROWD at Goodspeed
by Stage Tube - May 31, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals continues its commitment to innovative, thought-provoking works with a bold reimagining of the witty and ridiculous The Roar of the Greasepaint - The Smell of the Crowd. The tremendously talented cast of four will be Tony Sheldon playing the role of Sir,Caesar Samayoa appearing as Cocky, Michelle Aravena as The Kid, and Gregory Treco as The Stranger. BroadwayWorld brings you a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Photo Flash: THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN Opens Tomorrow at Bay Street Theater
by Marianka Swain - May 30, 2016

Bay Street Theater is pleased to announce the arrival of the Hamptons' newest diva, with the world premiere of THE FORGOTTEN WOMAN, a new play by Jonathan Tolins, directed by Noah Himmelstein. The production starts tomorrow, May 31, and runs through June 19. There is a 'Pay What You Can' performance on May 31 with a limited amount of tickets available at the Box Office starting at 11 am that are based on a first-come, first-served basis. (more...)

Open Book: JERSEY BOYS' Co-Bookwriter Rick Elice's Journey From Actor To Tony-Nominated Author
by Michael Dale - May 30, 2016

A chance meeting at an opening night party changed the career of a young actor. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - May 30, 2016
by - May 30, 2016

Here are the Broadway, Off-Broadway and West End shows which opened on May 30 along with all of the upcoming show openings, closings and special events! (more...)

Broadway at the Cabaret - Top 5 Cabaret Picks for May 30-June 5, Featuring Laura Michelle Kelly, Barrett Foa, and More!
by Louisa Brady - May 29, 2016

Broadway's 40 theatres aren't the only places to catch performances from your favorite stars! Well after Broadway orchestras begin their overtures, ensemble members take their dance breaks, and performers belt out their eleven o'clock numbers, the party continues at various cabaret venues throughout New York City. Below, BroadwayWorld brings you some cabaret highlights for this week as picked by our theatre editors, including: Laura Michelle Kelly at 54 Below; New Musicals at 54: Funked Up Fairy Tales by Kirsten Childs; The Songs of Carner & Gregor; Barrett Foa: Grin and Barrett; and 54 Sings How to Succeed. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 5/28/2016
by - May 28, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 5/28/2016. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, Corey Cott & Christine Dwyer Join BEST OF BROADWAY SINGS Concert Lineup
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

The complete lineup for the Best of Broadway Sings, the next concert in the Broadway Sings concert series at the Highline Ballroom, will feature Corey Cott (Newsies), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), and Laura Michelle Kelly (Finding Neverland). (more...)

Josh Grisetti, Leslie Kritzer & Catherine Brunell Will Step Into SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Lead Roles This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 26, 2016

Broadway's smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome three new principal cast members beginning Monday, July 18 as the ten-time Tony Award-nominated show enters its second year at Broadway's St. James Theatre (246 West 44th Street). (more...)

Full Casting Announced for Music Circus Season - Lauren Zakrin in LEGALLLY BLONDE, Jacquelyn Piro Donovan in HELLO, DOLLY! and More!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

After auditioning performers in New York City, Los Angeles, and Sacramento, California Musical Theatre has confirmed casting for all six shows in the 66th Music Circus season. The stellar cast for the season is loaded with Broadway veterans--some of whom are making their Music Circus debuts--Tony nominees, and audience favorites from previous Music Circus productions. (more...)

A NEW YORK MINUTE WITH JIM CARUSO Celebrates First Anniversary This Week
by BWW News Desk - Jun 9, 2016

This week marks the one-year anniversary of the start of "A New York Minute with Jim Caruso," a weekly showbiz radio segment heard at 8:20am Wednesdays on "The Morning Lounge" with Rich and Jill Switzer on Legends 100.3 FM radio and online.  The fifty-two segments have celebrated Broadway shows (Hamilton, Bright Star, Fully Committed, Fiddler on the Roof, Something Rotten, School of Rock, The Color Purple, The Phantom of the Opera, Waitress, On the Town, etc.), cabaret, and off-Broadway events. (more...)

JUST IN: Tony Yazbeck to Return to FINDING NEVERLAND This Friday!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 8, 2016

Tony Yazbeck stopped by this morning's 'Today' to announce the news that he will be returning to the role of author 'J.M. Barrie' in Broadway's FINDING NEVERLAND, beginning this Friday, June 10th. (more...)

MOTOWN THE MUSICAL & More Added to Hollywood Pantages Theatre 2016-2017 Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

The Hollywood Pantages, a Nederlander Theatre, is proud to announce the addition of four new productions, all with strictly-limited engagements, during the 2016/2017 Winter season. The new lineup will include three Hollywood Pantages return engagements and one L.A. Premiere. (more...)

TRIP OF LOVE to Welcome DANCE MOM's Nia Sioux to Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Trip of Love, New York's high-voltage 1960's Pop Music Spectacular, welcomes Nia Sioux to the company. Starting July 12, the star of the hit Lifetime Television series 'Dance Moms' will join the company, performing specialty dance solos including 'These Boots Are Made for Walkin', 'Moon River,' and 'Wipe Out.' (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes AMERICAN PSYCHO's Jennifer Damiano
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 6, 2016

On Monday, June 6, the Theater People podcast welcomes Tony nominee Jennifer Damiano. She made her Broadway debut at the age of 15 in the groundbreaking and Tony Award-winning musical SPRING AWAKENING. She went on to originate the role of Natalie in the Brian Yorkey and Tom Kitt musical NEXT TO NORMAL, for which she earned a Tony Award nomination. (more...)

William Finn to Host SONGS BY RIDICULOUSLY TALENTED COMPOSERS AND LYRICISTS YOU PROBABLY DIDN'T KNOW, BUT SHOULD... at Barrington Stage Company
by BWW News Desk - Jun 6, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, is proud to announce Tony Award-winner William Finn's return to host the popular Songs by Ridiculously Talented Composers and Lyricists You Probably Don't Know, But Should... June 10 and 11 at 8:00pm on the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage (30 Union Street). (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 6/4/16- Mary Testa
by Stage Tube - Jun 4, 2016

Happy Birthday, Mary Testa! Testa is a two-time Tony Award nominee, for performances in revivals of Leonard Bernstein's On the Town (1998) and 42nd Street (2001). She made her debut as Miss Goldberg in William Finn's one-act musical In Trousers (1979), part one of his 'Marvin Trilogy,' winning audiences over with her rendition of 'Set Those Sails' and 'I Am Wearing a Hat,' as well as 'The Rape of Miss Goldberg by Marvin.' She returned to Broadway in July, 2007 in the musical-theater remake of the 1980 film Xanadu for which she received a Drama Desk Award nomination. (more...)

THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY Fills Starlight Stage with Tony Award-Winning Music This June
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

?The two-time Tony Award-winning Broadway musical, The Bridges of Madison County, brings its undeniable and irresistible tale of romance to Starlight Theatre on June 14-19. One of the most romantic stories ever written, The Bridges of Madison County won 2014 Tony Awards for Best Original Score and Best Orchestrations. This musical adaptation of the best-selling novel and popular film is sure to pull at the heartstrings of Starlight audiences. (more...)

Madison Lyric Stage Presents Evita July 14-23; Venue Moved to Guilford CT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 4, 2016

Madison Lyric Stage, now in its fifth year of bringing professional theatrical experiences to the Shoreline, will present the musical Evita by Andrew Lloyd Webber and Tim Rice on July 14, 15, 16 and 21, 22, 23 at the First Church of Christ Scientist, Guilford located at 49 Park Street on the historic Guilford Green.  All shows are at 8:00 p.m.  Tickets are $30 and can be reserved by visiting www.madisonlyricstage.com or calling 203-779-5258. Tickets are also available for purchase at R.J. Julia in Madison and The Marketplace at Guilford Food Center in Guilford. (more...)

Coming Up This Week in Theatre - 6/4/2016
by - Jun 4, 2016

BroadwayWorld.com's Upcoming Events calendar for the week - updated on 6/4/2016. (more...)

New Acquisitions Supports For a Day Foundation
by BWW News Desk - Jun 3, 2016

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Ciara Renee, Alison Luff, Drew Gehling & More Set for BROADWAY SINGS THE BEATLES
by BWW News Desk - Jun 28, 2016

The acclaimed Broadway Sings concert series will continue this summer at the Highline Ballroom with its twelfth installment, Broadway Sings The Beatles on August 22 at 8:00pm. A cast of 15 Broadway stars will sing completely new arrangements of the legendary band's greatest hits, accompanied by a 14-piece orchestra playing original orchestrations. (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...)

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

Paradise has a name! (more...)

A Class Act NY to Host Broadway Camp on Long Island This Summer
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Get ready, Long Island! A Class Act NY is coming back for the ninth successful summer in a row with their award-winning Broadway camp, CAMP ACA, August 22 - 26! Actors ages 7-18 will work with Broadway Star Judine Sommerville (HAIRSPRAY, On the Town, CRAZY FOR YOU, LATE NITE COMIC) and a professional music director on song and dance combinations from classic and contemporary musicals that will then be performed at the end of the week for family and friends at the JCC's 250 seat theatre! Campers will be grouped according to age. Space is limited!  (more...)

Prospect Theatre to Premiere ROMEO & JULIET: LOVE IS A BATTLEFIELD VOLUME 2
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Hollywood's newest venue, Prospect Theatre, will revive Hollywood with an avant-garde take on theatre, music and fine-dining. ABC's 'The Fosters' Creator Bradley Bredeweg will premier his revamped rock musical, 'Romeo & Juliet: Love is a Battlefield Volume 2' and Executive Chef Kyle Schutte will kick-off opening weekend on Friday, July 1, and Saturday, July 2 at 8 p.m. at 1643 Cosmo St. (more...)

Full Cast Set for Will Swenson-Led THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE at Barrington Stage
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Barrington Stage Company (BSC), the award-winning theatre in Downtown Pittsfield, MA, under the leadership of Artistic Director Julianne Boyd and Managing Director Tristan Wilson, has unveiled full casting for Gilbert & Sullivan's THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE, which will star previously announced Will Swenson as 'The Pirate King.' (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...)

New ROMEO & JULIET Rock Musical to Open in July at Prospect Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Jun 23, 2016

Hollywood's newest venue, Prospect Theatre, will revive Hollywood with an avant-garde take on theatre, music and fine-dining. ABC's "The Fosters" Creator Bradley Bredeweg will premier his dynamic rock musical, "Romeo & Juliet: Love is a Battlefield Volume 2" and Executive Chef Kyle Schutte will kick-off opening weekend on Friday, July 8, and Saturday, July 9 at 8 p.m. at 1643 Cosmo St. (more...)

STEEL MAGNOLIAS Begins This Week at Millbrook Playhouse
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

?The Board of Directors and Artistic Director, David E. Leidholdt, are pleased to announce Millbrook's next production, Steel Magnolias by Robert Harling on the Ryan Main Stage opening Friday, June 24. (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Josh Davis to Star in THE GOLD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce Josh Davis (Beautiful) will play Joseph in THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz, music supervision by Steven Jamail and direction by Spiro Veloudos. (more...)

Megan McGinnis to Star in SENSE AND SENSIBILITY at The Old Globe; Cast, Creatives Set!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The Old Globe has announced the complete cast and creative team for the West Coast premiere of Paul Gordon's delightfully romantic new musical SENSE AND SENSIBILITY, developed with Rick Boynton and presented in association with Chicago Shakespeare Theater, where it was commissioned and had its world premiere in April 2015. (more...)

Lorna Luft to Return for IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS 2016 National Tour
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2016

The producers of IRVING BERLIN'S WHITE CHRISTMAS, the stage adaptation of the beloved classic film, have announced today that Lorna Luft will reprise her role as Martha Watson in the upcoming National Tour. Additional casting will be announced at a later date. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes Tony-Winner Alice Ripley
by Theater People Podcast - Jun 20, 2016

On Monday, June 20th, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Tony Award-winner Alice Ripley. For the episode, Ripley discusses her work in the recent AMERICAN PSYCHO, why this was the right role to bring her back to Broadway after a nearly five year-break, and why she thinks the show struggled to find an audience. (more...)

John Bolton, Ryan Cavanaugh & More to Star in Pittsburgh CLO's DAMN YANKEES!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 20, 2016

Batter up! Just in time for the thick of baseball season comes the muscular musical about baseball super-fan Joe Boyd. Joe is transformed into a star slugger after he makes a deal with the devil and his sexy associate, Lola, for a chance to lead his home team to victory in the pennant race against the New York Yankees. (more...)

BWW Review: DOGFIGHT is a Critique of Machismo Disguised as a Celebration
by Frank Benge - Jun 18, 2016

DOGFIGHT is a musical with music and lyrics by Benj Pasek & Justin Paul and a book by Peter Duchan. It is adapted from Nancy Savoca's 1991 film and premiered Off-Broadway in 2012. The current production by Austin Theatre Project is the Central Texas premiere. An intimate new musical with a small cast, DOGFIGHT shines a light on the nastier aspects of young Marines, especially the ritual where each man tries to find the ugliest girl to bring to a bar to win a bet. It is this ritual that gives the work its name. A look at swaggering, macho culture at its worst, dehumanizing both the women and the faceless enemy the boys are being dispatched to fight. (more...)

CAGNEY to Play 100th Performance Off-Broadway This Month
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Cagney, the new hit musical about Hollywood's tough guy in tap shoes,will celebrate its 100th performance on Wednesday afternoon, June 29 at the Westside Theatre, upstairs.  Cagney had its official opening on April 3, 2016 following 21 preview performances. (more...)

Bid To Meet FULLY COMMITTED's Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Support Broadway Cares/Equity Fights AIDS
by Michael Dale - Jun 17, 2016

Charitybuzz's new auction offers a chance to meet the five-time Emmy nominee after he takes on 40 characters in Becky Mode's solo play. (more...)

Musical Theater Heritage to Offer Concert Presentation of New Musical HURRICANE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2016

Musical Theater Heritage will enters the foray of original new work by presenting a concert style reading of Michael Finke's new musical, HURRICANE. MTH is bringing the composer in from New York and will spend the week fine-tuning the new musical culminating with a free public reading on Sunday, June 26 at 8pm. (more...)

Clyde Alves, Anne Horak, and James Beaman Open Music Theatre Wichita 2016 Season in NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2016

Music Theatre Wichita opens its 45th summer season June 15-19 with the first of its five large- scale productions, Nice Work If You Can Get It at Century II Concert Hall in downtown Wichita, KS. This marks the 29th season for producing artistic director Wayne Bryan. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY's Elizabeth Stanley
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - Jun 16, 2016

Minneapolis' premiere of well-known story THE BRIDGES OF MADISON COUNTY stars Elizabeth Stanley as Francesca. Learn more about her and the show in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

VIDEOS: Barbra Streisand's Broadway! Part Five: The 2000s
by Michael Dale - Jun 14, 2016

The fifth of a six-part, decade-by-decade video series sampling the legendary artist's performances of musical theatre classics. (more...)

Spiro Veloudos to Direct THE GOLD at NYMF
by BWW News Desk - Jun 13, 2016

The New York Musical Festival and Laura Yosowitz, Vital Arts Collaborative are pleased to announce THE GOLD, a new musical about one man's fight for love, family and country, with book by Andrea Lepcio and Phil Yosowitz, music and lyrics by Phil Yosowitz and direction by Spiro Veloudos (more...)

BWW TV: HAMILTON's Paul Tazewell Wins Tony for Best Costume Design of a Musical
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 12, 2016

Paul Tazewell received the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for Hamilton. Tazewell's other Broadway credits include Doctor Zhivago, Side Show, A Streetcar Named Desire, Magic/Bird, Jesus Christ Superstar, Memphis, The Miracle Worker, The Color Purple, In the Heights, On the Town, Caroline, or Change, Guys and Dolls, Drowning Crow, A Raisin in the Sun, Elaine Strich at Liberty, Def Poetry Jam, and Noise/Funk. Check out what he had to say on the honor below! (more...)

HAMILTON's Paul Tazewell Wins 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design - Musical
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2016

Paul Tazewell has won the 2016 Tony Award for Best Costume Design of a Musical for HAMILTON.  (more...)

BWW Interview: Megan Fairchild Prepares For Irish Rep's FINIAN'S RAINBOW: IN CONCERT
by Nora Dominick - Jun 10, 2016

Before the concert event, BroadwayWorld sat down with Megan Fairchild, who will return to the Broadway world after her run in On the Town last year. Fairchild chats with us about ballet vs. theatre, returning to theatre for one-night only and much more! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival's OKLAHOMA!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2016

The Finger Lakes Musical Theatre Festival launches their dynamic 2016 season with four premieres, as well as four beloved Broadway classics.  The eight-show season opens with Oklahoma! on Wednesday, June 1. It has been 18 years since "Broadway in the Finger Lakes," visited the prairie and is excited to announce the return of Rodgers and Hammerstein's hit classic. (more...)

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