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VIDEO: Get a Super-Speed Look at THE BOOK OF MORMON's On Tour Load-In
by Michael Dale - May 9, 2016

A time-lapsed video offers a glimpse at the load-in procedure for every tour stop. (more...)

BWW Interview: Tech Talk with Dresser Paula Gilbert
by Frank Benge - May 9, 2016

Anytime you see a tour of a Broadway show, the talent happening right before your eyes is just the tip of the Broadway iceberg. Lurking behind the scenes is a whole crew of insanely gifted folks who also contribute to the spectacle on stage. One of those people is Paula Gilbert, who works here in Austin as a dresser for tours that come to Austin. They are called quick changes for a reason. At most touring shows, there's a crew of dressers running around backstage with a needle and thread in their pockets for last-minute repairs and safety pins clipped to their sleeves. There are ensemble dressers, who attend to a large group of people, holding up pants while chorus members step into them and swiftly shoving shoes onto feet. Then there are star dressers, who only focus on a leading player. We talked to Paula to find out what she does, why she loves it and how she keeps calm and collected when things go seriously wrong. (more...)

BWW Interview: 6 Questions & a Plug with BOOK OF MORMON's Jake Emmerling
by Kristen Hirsch Montag - May 9, 2016

The Book of Mormon's third tour of Minneapolis is a charm for theatre goers who love a good laugh. Ensemble member Jake Emmerling has been with the tour since the beginning and shares a little of his story with BWW readers in this 6 Questions & a Plug. (more...)

Paper Mill Playhouse Announces 2016 Rising Star Award Nominations!
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

As one of the nation's leading regional theaters and producing partners for Broadway, Paper Mill Playhouse has a well-earned reputation for launching both performers and shows for the Great White Way. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 9-15, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 9-15, 2016. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/8/16
by BWW News Desk - May 9, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/8/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/9
by BWW Special Coverage - May 9, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/8/2016. (more...)

Frankie Grande, Mallory Hagan, and Antoine L. Smith Set to Judge Rising Star Competition on 5/8
by BWW News Desk - May 7, 2016

RISE BAR is seeking its next RISING STAR! Hosted by Broadway's Marty Thomas (Xanadu, The Secret Garden, Wicked), the RISING STAR competition begins Sunday March 6! The contestants will be competing in a 10 week elimination style contest for a $1000 cash prize and paid bookings at RISE Bar with their respective solo show. In addition to its cash and prize package, RISING STAR is offering networking opportunities with guest celebrity judges, fantastic exposure and valuable live stage experience. The winner will receive a headshot package by Claire Buffie photography. They will also receive a demo package provided by Yasuhiko Fukuoka. Competition judges Courtney Reed and Jelani Remy also donated generous prize packages from THE LION KING And ALADDIN on Broadway.  (more...)

Krysta Rodriguez, Hunter Foster and Jen Cody Headed to Cape Playhouse This Summer
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

Exciting news from the Cape! Broadway veterans Krysta Rodriguez, stage couple Hunter Foster and Jen Cody, Nick Spangler and Kaitlyn Davidson are all headed to Cape Playhouse for its 2016 summer season. The news was announced earlier this week by guest artistic director Erik Orton. (more...)

Cast of TUCK EVERLASTING, HAMILTON's Daveed Diggs to Visit NBC's Today Next Week
by TV News Desk - May 6, 2016

NBC has announced that HAMILTON star and Tony nominee Daveed Diggs will visit 'Today' on Thursday, May 12th to talk about his hit Broadway musical.  On Friday, May 13th, the cast of Broadway's TUCK EVERLASTING will perform. (more...)

Ben Platt & Alana Arenas Will Receive Equity Foundation's Clarence Derwent Award; Bill Camp and Lois Smith Win Richard Seff Award
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

The Actors' Equity Foundation's 2016 Clarence Derwent Awards for most promising female and male performers on the New York metropolitan scene have gone to Alana Arenas (Head of Passes) and Ben Platt (Dear Evan Hansen). The announcement was made by Arne Gundersen, president of the Foundation, which administers the awards. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at Dallas Opera, Featuring Kate Aldrich
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

San Diego Opera is proud to continue its tradition of presenting new or rarely performed works when it presents the west coast premiere of Great Scott, the new opera from composer Jake Heggie (Moby-Dick, Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers) and librettist Terrence McNally (Dead Man Walking, Three Decembers, and the plays Mother and Sons, Love! Valour! Compassion!, The Fully Monty). They are joined by veteran stage director and former director of San Diego's Old Globe Theatre, Jack O'Brien, who will stage the opera. Great Scott opens on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at 7 PM for four performances at the San Diego Civic Theatre and is a co-production with The Dallas Opera. The opera received its world premiere in Dallas on October 30, 2015.  BroadwayWorld has a first look below! (more...)

MY FAIR LADY 60th Anniversary Celebration - Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - May 6, 2016

A host of West End Stars gather at the iconic St. Pauls Church, Covent Garden, the location of Eliza Doolittle and Henry Higgins' memorable first encounter, to celebrate the 60th Anniversary of the original Broadway production of one of the greatest musicals ever written, My Fair Lady. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: New Trailer for THE TOXIC AVENGER at Southwark Playhouse
by Stage Tube - May 5, 2016

Katy Lipson for Aria Entertainment in association with the King's Head Theatre, Guy James and Szpiezak Productions presents the European premiere of THE TOXIC AVENGER, directed by Benji Sperring with musical director Alex Beetschen. Performances run now through Saturday 21 May 2016. Click below for a new trailer featuring highlights from the show! (more...)

Broadway Weekly Buying Guide, Powered by SeatGeek: May 5, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 5, 2016

Read on to catch up on this past week's trends: April 15-21, 2016. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Andrew Rannells and Nikki M. James Announce the 2016 Tony Nominations!
by Walter McBride - May 5, 2016

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement was hosted by former co-stars of Broadway's The Book of Mormon earlier this week: past Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James and past Tony-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Andrew Rannells. BroadwayWorld is taking you inside the special morning below! (more...)

The Ensemblist Podcast to Join NYC Podfest with Special Guests
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

On May 22 at 8:15pm, The Ensemblist's Nikka Graff Lanzarone?and Mo Brady will host an evening of performances by Broadway's best singer­songwriters as part of NYC Podfest?. John Arthur Greene?(Matilda The Musical, West Side Story), Janet Krupin?(If/Then, Hands on a Hardbody) and Douglas Lyons?(Beautiful: The Carole King Musical, The Book of Mormon) will each perform original music and take part in an intimate conversation about their Broadway careers, songwriting influences, and more. (more...)

Welcome to the Renaissance, Rob McClure! Tony Nominee Will Succeed Brian d'Arcy James in SOMETHING ROTTEN!
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Broadway's ten-time Tony Award-nominated smash hit musical comedy Something Rotten! will welcome Tony Award-nominated Broadway favorite Rob McClure (Chaplin, Honeymoon in Vegas, Noises Off) as "Nick Bottom" the first week of June when he assumes the role from Brian d'Arcy James, who will play his final performance on Sunday, May 29. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMOM to Return to The Wharton Center in June
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played a recordbreaking and sold out week long run in 2014 returns to East Lansing for a limited engagement June 14-19, 2016 at Wharton Center's Cobb Great Hall. (more...)


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Photo: First Look - Rory O'Malley Appears in New Feature Comedy MOTHER'S DAY
by TV News Desk - May 4, 2016

Rory O'Malley appears in Garry Marshall's new feature film MOTHER'S DAY, starring Julia Roberts. The HAMILTON star turned to Facebook to share a first look at his appearance in the comedy. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Behind the Scenes With Frederica Von Stade in Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT at San Diego Opera
by Stage Tube - May 4, 2016

The Dallas Opera is proud to present one of the most eagerly anticipated new operas of the year: Jake Heggie and Terrence McNally's GREAT SCOTT, featuring a once-in-a-lifetime cast headed by America's favorite mezzo-soprano, Joyce DiDonato, in the title role of Arden Scott; also starring soprano Ailyn Pérez, mezzo-sopranoFrederica von Stade, baritone Nathan Gunn, countertenor Anthony Roth Costanzo, bassKevin Burdette, tenor Rodell Rosel and baritone Michael Mayes.  Check out the interview below with mezzo-soprano Frederica Von Stade! (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Announces Lottery Policy for Minneapolis Engagement
by BWW News Desk - May 4, 2016

The Book of Mormon, winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, returns to Minneapolis for a limited run May 10-29 at Hennepin Theatre Trust's historic Orpheum Theatre (910 Hennepin Ave.) as part of the Bank of America Broadway on Hennepin Season. The production in Minneapolis is pleased to announce a pre-show ticket lottery, making a limited number of tickets available for $25 each, cash only, at the Orpheum Theater Box Office. (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 5/3/2016 - 2016 Tony Nominations and More!
by Jessica Khan - May 3, 2016

Today's big news: The 2016 Tony nominations will be announced bright and early this morning, and we're streaming them live! (more...)

FREEZE FRAME: Andrew Rannells & Nikki M. James Announce 2016 Tony Award Nominations
by Walter McBride - May 3, 2016

The Tony Awards Nominations Announcement was hosted by former co-stars of Broadway's The Book of Mormon earlier this morning: past Tony Award-winner Nikki M. James and past Tony-nominee and Grammy Award-winner Andrew Rannells. Check out a first look at the announcement below! (more...)

HAMILTON bate el record con 16 nominaciones a los Premios Tony
by Juan-Jose Gonzalez - May 3, 2016

Hoy se han anunciado las nominaciones a la 70ª Edicion de los Premios Tony y el musical HAMILTON ha batido el record con 16 nominaciones (more...)

Breaking News: Patti Murin Will Join Betsy Wolfe in Disney's FROZEN Developmental Lab
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Disney's Broadway-bound FROZEN has officially found its Anna for this week's developmental lab! (more...)

Harvey Fierstein, Andrew Rannells & More Set for Trevor LIVE New York
by TV News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway stars will join New York's LGBTQ community and allies at The Marriott Marquis to celebrate "TrevorLIVE New York," an inspiring and irreverent evening of comedy and music benefitting The Trevor Project (more...)

The Trevor Project Will Honor Jordan Roth & Richie Jackson at New York Benefit; Judith Light, Harvey Fierstein to Appear
by BWW News Desk - May 3, 2016

Broadway stars will join New York's LGBTQ community and allies at The Marriott Marquis to celebrate "TrevorLIVE New York," an inspiring and irreverent evening of comedy and music benefitting The Trevor Project, with first-time Special Guest Director, Tony Award-nominee Leigh Silverman (Violet, Well) and Special Guest Writer Tim Federle (Tuck Everlasting, Better Nate Than Ever). The (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Return to Winnipeg This Fall
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Back by popular demand, The Book of Mormon, which played a record breaking one week run in 2015 returns to Winnipeg for a limited engagement September 27 - October 2 at the Centennial Concert Hall. (more...)

What's Playing on Broadway: May 2-8, 2016
by BWW Special Coverage - May 2, 2016

Below, BroadwayWorld brings you this weekly listing of Broadway shows and their show times for the week of May 2-8, 2016. (more...)

BWW Review: DEAR EVAN HANSEN, a Breathtakingly Emotional And Daring Original Musical
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

Composer/lyricists Benj Pasek and Justin Paul and bookwriter Steven Levenson's tale of social anxiety and social media. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/2/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 2, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Broadway Grosses: Week Ending 5/1/16
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

Grosses for all the Broadway shows for the week ending 5/1/2016. (more...)

INDUSTRY INSIGHT: Weekly Grosses Analysis - 5/2
by BWW Special Coverage - May 2, 2016

Welcome to this week's edition of our new WEEKLY GROSSES ANALYSIS! Read on for all the weekly grosses statistics for the movers and shakers from the latest grosses, for the week ending 5/1/2016. (more...)

TONY AWARD Nominations Announced LIVE Tomorrow; Nikki M. James to Replace Patina Miller
by TV News Desk - May 2, 2016

Each spring the entire Broadway community gets ready for the biggest announcement of the year: which shows and artists will receive nominations for the American Theatre Wing's Tony Awards®. (more...)

Backstage with Richard Ridge: What's Not to Love About SHE LOVES ME's Benanti, Krakowski, Levi & Creel?
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - May 2, 2016

What's not to love about the four leads of Roundabout Theatre Company's glorious revival of SHE LOVES ME? Laura Benanti, Zachary Levi, Jane Krakowski and Gavin Creel just took part in SAG-AFTRA Foundation and BroadwayWorld.com's Conversations Q&A series, celebrating the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. Below, watch as the costars dish on what happens on and offstage at Studio 54! (more...)

Open Book: SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Karey Kirkpatrick and John O'Farrell On Mixing Broadway and The Bard
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

The latest in BroadwayWorld's series of interviews with musical theatre's bookwriters. (more...)

BWW Blog: 70th Tony Award Nomination Predictions
by Jeffrey Kare - May 2, 2016

At 8:30 AM tomorrow morning will be the announcement of the nominations for this year's Tony Awards! The announcements will be made by Tony nominee Andrew Rannells (The Book of Mormon; HBO's Girls) and Tony Award winner Patina Miller (Pippin; CBS' Madam Secretary). You can watch the first part of the announcement on CBS This Morning as well as a live webcast of the whole thing at TonyAwards.com. (more...)

Age Discrimination Accused as Dallas Summer Musicals Fires President Michael A. Jenkins
by Michael Dale - May 2, 2016

A press release issued this morning names interim managing director David Hyslop as beginning 'a new generation of leadership.' (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON Now Booking in Melbourne Into April 2017
by BWW News Desk - May 2, 2016

New tickets have been released for the Australian premiere of The Book of Mormon at Melbourne's Princess Theatre. Due to popular demand the award-winning musical written by South Park creators Trey Parker and Matt Stone and Avenue Q and Frozen co-creator Robert Lopez is now booking until 9 April 2017.  (more...)

HAMILTON Takes the Lead in the BroadwayWorld Awards; 20 Days Left to Vote!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Voting runs through May 31 for the 13th Annual BroadwayWorld.com Awards! Once again last year, hundreds of thousands of theatregoers and fans weighed in, breaking site traffic records and further solidifying the BroadwayWorld.com Awards place as the largest and most popular online Broadway polling event of its kind, open to all and with fully visible and audited results.  There's 20 days to go!   Check out the current standings below and click here to cast your vote! (more...)

Elena Shaddow, Jason Gotay, PJ Benjamin, Kevin Cahoon & More Join The Muny's 98th Season!
by BWW News Desk - May 10, 2016

Following its initial casting announcement in April, The Muny announced today additional principal cast members for its spectacular 98th season. The 2016 Muny season opens with The Wizard of Oz followed by 42nd Street and The Music Man. The season includes the premieres of the popular Mel Brooks comedy, Young Frankenstein and world-wide megahit, Mamma Mia!, and closes with Fiddler on the Roof and Elton John and Tim Rice's Aida. (more...)

Nashville's Theater Calendar 5/10/16
by Jeffrey Ellis - May 10, 2016

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. (more...)

Broadway By Design: Walt Spangler & Gregg Barnes Bring TUCK EVERLASTING from Page to Stage
by Nicole Rosky - Apr 30, 2016

In our new series, Broadway by Design, BroadwayWorld will be shining a spotlight on the stellar designs of this Broadway season, show by show. Today, we continue the series with Es Devlin and Katrina Lindsay, who acted as scenic and costume designers for Broadway's enchanting new musical, TUCK EVERLASTING. (more...)

Ann Harada and More Set for Staged Reading of DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS on 5/6
by Louisa Brady - Apr 30, 2016

Ann Harada, Lewis Cleale, Rebecca Baxter, Wade McCollum and Jeanne Lehman will be featured in an invited staged reading of DIARY OF A DOMESTIC GODDESS by Kevin Duda and Christine Toy Johnson in New York City on May 6, 2016. Alan Muraoka directs. (more...)

Toronto's MATILDA Now on Sale Into October
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Due to popular demand, David Mirvish has announced that the Canadian premiere production of The Royal Shakespeare Company and The Dodgers production of MATILDA THE MUSICAL has extended its run through October 16, 2016.  (more...)

Stars from HAMILTON, COLOR PURPLE Join Performers4Peace Benefit; Forest Whitaker to Host!
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Untitled Theatricals announced today that Academy Award, Golden Globe Award & BAFTA winner and UNESCO Special Envoy for Peace & Reconciliation, Forest Whitaker (Broadway's Hughie) will host the Performers4Peace benefit concert Monday, May 9, 2016 at 8pm at 42West (514 West 42nd Street www.42west.com), featuring performances by Broadway artists to support the Whitaker Peace & Development Initiative's work in peace and community building. (more...)

Laura Michelle Kelly, David Yazbek with Patrick Wilson & More Set for Feinstein's/54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

Next week, FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club & Private Event Destination, 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...)

Broadway Experts Set for TexARTS Summer Intensive
by BWW News Desk - Apr 29, 2016

?TexARTS will offer a series of Masters' Workshops led by Broadway veterans during its annual Summer Musical Theatre Intensive, this year's production will be Stephen Sondheim's A FUNNY THING HAPPENED ON THE WAY TO THE FORUM. Joining in the line-up is Broadway casting director, Jay Binder, premiere acting coach, Matthew Corozine and former Rockette Kelly King. (more...)

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