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Video Flashback: Watch Highlights from Jessie Mueller's Pre-Broadway Career in Chicago!
by BWW News Desk - May 29, 2014

Ever since 2014 Tony nominee Jessie Mueller burst onto the New York theatre scene in 2011's On A Clear Day You Can See Forever, she has starred in three other Broadway shows- including her current gig, Beautiful. But before taking on Carole King, Mueller established herself as a major part of theatre in Chicago, starring in such shows as Guys & Dolls, Henry IV, She Loves Me, Animal Crackers and more. Click here to watch a full collection of her Chicago work as compiled by the Chicago Tribune. (more...)

BWW Reviews: Stratford's CRAZY FOR YOU
by Mary Alderson - May 29, 2014

If you like musicals with amazing dancing, powerful singing and farcical comedy - and who doesn't? - get your tickets now for Crazy for You, on Stratford's Festival stage, as this show will sell out this summer. Crazy for You is an interesting invention. George and Ira Gershwin's old songs from the 1930s were gathered together, and while people love the tunes and lyrics, the stories that go with them are dated. So in 1992, playwright Ken Ludwig wrote a script incorporating the Gershwin favourites. (more...)

BWW Reviews: BEST OF BROADWAY 2 Proves You Don't 'Gotta Have a Gimmick'
by Joseph Baker - May 25, 2014

Stage Door Productions BEST OF BROADWAY 2 Proves You Don't 'Gotta Have a Gimmick' (more...)

LEGO Artists Display Broadway-Inspired Sculptures for Segerstrom Center Audiences
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Patrons coming to performances in Segerstrom Hall now through August will be amazed by the exhibit of Broadway-inspired LEGO art created by some of the most talented and imaginative members of LUGOLA (LEGO Users Group of Los Angeles). (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Segerstrom Center's LEGO Art Exhibit
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

Broadway fans making their ways to Segerstrom Center for the Arts now through August 31 will be enjoy and be fascinated by an exhibit of Broadway-inspired LEGO art created by some of the most talented members of LUGOLA (LEGO Users Group of Los Angeles). Each sculpture is themed to a Broadway show coming to Segerstrom Center during its 2014-2015 Season. Scroll down for a sneak peek! (more...)

EVIL DEAD, NICE WORK, 2CELLOS, Midtown Men and More Set for Long Center's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 23, 2014

The biggest, most accessible and diverse arts venue in the Texas capital is proud to announce its 2014-2015 Season of Long Center Presents programming. With two never-before-seen in Austin Broadway musicals, evenings of classic Southern musical comfort, laugh out loud comedies and plenty of family offerings, the Long Center is Austin's destination for arts and entertainment this season. Beginning May 27, subscription packages will be available to the public. (more...)

Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson & Clyde Alves to Play Sailors in ON THE TOWN Broadway Revival
by BWW News Desk - May 21, 2014

Tony Yazbeck (Gypsy, A Chorus Line), Jay Armstrong Johnson (New York Philharmonic's Sweeney Todd, Hands On A Hardbody, Hair), and Clyde Alves (Bullets Over Broadway, Nice Work If You Can Get It) will play the roles of 'Gabey,' 'Chip,' and 'Ozzie' - the sailors on 24-hour shore leave who take on the Big Apple in the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony Award for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash'). Yazbeck, Johnson, and Alves will reprise their performances from last summer's acclaimed Barrington Stage production. Yazbeck first thrilled audiences with his portrayal of 'Gabey' in John Rando's presentation of ON THE TOWN at City Center Encores in 2008. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Meet the Cast of Paper Mill Playhouse's GREASE!
by Jennifer Broski - May 21, 2014

Paper Mill Playhouse concludes its 75th Anniversary Season with America's favorite musical, GREASE. With book, music and lyrics by Jim Jacobs and Warren Casey, Grease will be directed by Daniel Goldstein with original choreography by JoAnn M. Hunter. Additional songs are by John Farrar, Barry Gibb, Scott Simon and Louis St. Louis. Grease will play the Millburn, New Jersey, theater from May 28 through June 29, 2014. The official press opening night is Sunday, June 1, at 7:00pm. The cast just met the press, and BroadwayWorld brings you photos below! (more...)

Tamara Tunie and Hamish Linklater Co-Host 2014 Obie Awards Tonight; Harvey Fierstein and More to Present!
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

The Village Voice, the nation's largest alternative weekly newspaper, will hold the 59th Annual Obie Awards tonight, Monday, May 19, 2014, at Webster Hall in the East Village, 125 East 11th Street. The Obies will be co-hosted by the distinguished actress Tamara Tunie, whose many memorable stage performances include the lead in the Public Theater's Troilus and Cressida, while her film and television credits include Devil's Advocate, FLIGHT, City Hall, Snake Eyes, Eve's Bayou, The Caveman's Valentine, The Red Road, 'Law and Order: SVU', '24', 'Sex and The City', 'NYPD Blue'. (more...)

NC Theatre Celebrating 30th Anniversary
by BWW News Desk - May 19, 2014

On May 24th, 1984, North Carolina Theatre, opened its doors to their very first production, Camelot. Under the direction of De Ann Jones, the production starred Terrence Mann as 'King Arthur' and Sharon Lawrence as 'Guinevere.' Both actors have since gone on to have play countless other roles on stage, TV and film. The show opened with 825 season tickets sold and a total audience of 24,000. Upon Camelot's opening, The Raleigh Times proclaimed that 'Broadway had finally come to Raleigh.' (more...)

Counting Down to This Year's Big Tony Win - BWW Highlights the Past Decade's Best Musical Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - May 18, 2014

From the controversial and crass to the inspiring and romantic, the past decade's Tony winners for Best Musical delighted us then and continue to captivate us as they play in productions across the country and around the world. And what better way to refresh and prep for this year's big award than to relive the stand-outs from the last 10 years on Broadway? Scroll down to learn more about the winners since 2004, and be sure to tell us which musical gets your pick for 2014! (more...)

Met Opera Rising Stars, POTTED POTTER, Audra McDonald, Bela Fleck and More Set for NJPAC's 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - May 15, 2014

John Schreiber, NJPAC's President and CEO, and David Rodriguez, Executive Producer of the Arts Center, announced today a 2014-15 season packed with new, NJPAC- created, season-long series', collaborations with renowned artists and companies, an expansion of diverse programming, further integration of NJPAC's arts education programs within mainstage performances, and a continuation of the Arts Center's 17-year tradition of presenting world-class artists. With over 100 performances and special events announced for the acoustically superb 2,800- seat Prudential Hall, intimate 514-seat Victoria Theater, 250-seat Chase Room, and outdoors in Theater Square, by artists ranging from Patti LaBelle to The Metropolitan Opera Rising Stars; from Chris Botti to Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Experience; from Golda's Balcony with Tovah Feldshuh to the Brick City Jazz Orchestra; from Bela Fleck to Lula Washington Dance Theatre; from Beres Hammond to Audra McDonald; and from The Second City to Dinosaur Train Live!, NJPAC's new season has something for everyone. (more...)

BWW's In-Depth Look at the 2014 TONY AWARD Winners!
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 9, 2014

Today, BWW takes an in-depth look at the newly minted winners of theater's most prestigous award! (more...)

BWW TV: Best Leading Actress Jessie Mueller Reacts to Her Tony Win!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Jun 9, 2014

As BroadwayWorld reported last night, Jessie Mueller won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for BEAUTIFUL- THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge was in the press room to catch up with the winner on what the award means to her - hear what Mueller had to say below! (more...)

BEAUTIFUL's Jessie Mueller Wins Tony for Best Actress in a Musical
by BWW Special Coverage - Jun 8, 2014

Jessie Mueller won the 2014 Tony Award for Best Performance by an Actress in a Leading Role in a Musical for BEAUTIFUL: THE CAROLE KING MUSICAL. Jessie Mueller was nominated for a Tony Award in 2012 for her performance in On a Clear Day You Can See Forever. (more...)

Kelli O'Hara to Headline Omaha Performing Arts' 2014 Broadway Ball, 9/5
by BWW News Desk - Jun 5, 2014

Tony Award-nominated performer Kelli O'Hara will headline Omaha Performing Arts' 2014 Broadway Ball - Big Stars on the Big Stage on September 5, 2014. O'Hara recently received her fifth Tony AwardŽ nomination along with Drama Desk, Drama League and Outer Critics nominations for her portrayal of Francesca in the Broadway musical adaptation of The Bridges of Madison County. The Broadway Ball fundraising event will be held at the Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas St. Hosted by THE PRESENTERS, a volunteer organization in support of Omaha Performing Arts, the event's Honorary Chair is Michael Cassling, and Event Chairs are Emily and Clark Lauritzen and Jackie Conway. (more...)

Behind The Scenes Promo Video For NICE WORK IF YOU CAN GET IT National Tour
by Pat Cerasaro - Jun 5, 2014

A new behind the scenes featurette showcasing the upcoming national tour of recent Broadway hit revue Nice Work If You Can Get It is now available to view. (more...)

Breaking News: Ken Watanabe to Star Opposite Kelli O'Hara in Bartlett Sher's 2015 Broadway Revival of THE KING AND I!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

Lincoln Center Theater has announced that Kelli O'Hara will play Anna Leonowens, and Ken Watanabe will play the King of Siam, in its new production of Rodgers & Hammerstein's THE KING AND I, with music by Richard Rodgers and a book and lyrics by Oscar Hammerstein II, based on the novel Anna and the King of Siam by Margaret Landon. The production, to be directed by Bartlett Sher, will begin performances Thursday, March 12, 2015, and open on Thursday, April 16, 2015, at the Vivian Beaumont Theater (150 West 65 Street). (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/30/2014
by - Jun 30, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 6/30/2014. (more...)

August and September Listings Update for MPAC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 30, 2014

The following is an updated list of events at Mayo Performing Arts Center in August and September 2014. (more...)

Photo Coverage: JAMIE DEROY & FRIENDS Celebrates Broadway with Tony Award Winners at The Metropolitan Room
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jun 3, 2014

Just last night, award-winning cabaret performer Jamie deRoy celebrated Broadway with a roster of Tony Award winners on her Multi MAC award-winning Variety Show, Jamie deRoy & friends, at New York's wonderfully-appointed cabaret The Metropolitan Room (34 West 22nd Street ~ btw. 5th & 6th Avenues). (more...)

Summer Stages: Toronto's Summer 2014 Theatre Offerings
by Alan Henry - Jun 3, 2014

As in previous years, BWW Toronto is participating in 'Summer Stages' which attempts to pick five of the most anticipated productions hitting our city of the summer. It was harder than ever to narrow the list down, but we hope you enjoy these pics for summer theatrical entertainment: (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Backstage with Richard Ridge- SAG Foundation Conversations Series with Estelle Parsons!
by Backstage With Richard Ridge - Jun 29, 2014

Screen Actors Guild Foundation and Broadway World have partnered for an filmed Conversations Q&A series to recognize and celebrate the vibrant theatre community in New York City and the union actors who aspire to have a career on the stage and screen. The most recent conversation featured 2014 Tony nominee Estelle Parsons, who most recently starred on Broadway in The Velocity of Autumn, moderated by BroadwayWorld's Richard Ridge. Check out the full interview below! (more...)

Joe DiPietro on his New Work LIVING ON LOVE
by BWW News Desk - Jun 29, 2014

In 2012, Joe DiPietro joined forces with director Kathleen Marshall to take a forgotten Gershwin show, revamp it, and turn it into hit Nice Work If You Can Get It. Now, according to The Boston Globe, they're at it again. This time, they are taking Garson Kanin's 1985 play Peccadillo and turning it into Living on Love. Living on Love follows a Italian maestro and his wife, an opera dive, who hire ghostwriters of the opposite sex to pen competing memoirs. They both become trapped between their drive to battle each other and the feelings that arise for their ghostwriters. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 6/28-6/29/2014
by - Jun 29, 2014

Hottest Articles on from this weekend Sunday, June 29, 2014 - Sunday, June 29, 2014. (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Music Theatre Wichita's WEST SIDE STORY
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Music Theatre Wichita continues its 43rd summer season this week with the second of its five large-scale productions, the classic "West Side Story." The show opened Wednesday, June 25 and continues through June 29. Scroll down for an epic look at the cast in action! (more...)

Theo Ubique Cabaret Theatre Extends A MUSICAL TRIBUTE TO THE ANDREWS SISTERS, Now Through 8/31
by BWW News Desk - Jun 27, 2014

Theo Ubique's hit summer cabaret, A Musical Tribute to the Andrews Sisters, has added a month of performances in August following the complete sellout of all its July dates. The schedule continues with performances Thursday through Sunday evenings (though there will be no shows Friday, August 15 through Sunday, August 17), plus Wednesday evening performances beginning August 13. A complete schedule of performances is listed below. (more...)

Jessica Grove, Alan Mingo Jr. and More to Star in Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID at North Carolina Theatre, 7/29-8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

North Carolina Theatre (NCT), the region's premier producer of professional Broadway musicals now celebrating 30 years, has announced the casting for their upcoming original production of Disney's The Little Mermaid, their final show of the 2013/14 season. This will be the professional regional premiere of the production, running from July 29 to August 3, 2014 at Raleigh Memorial Auditorium in the Duke Energy Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Full Cast & Creative Team for WTF's LIVING ON LOVE, Featuring Anna Chlumsky and Justin Long, Confirmed
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Williamstown Theatre Festival Producer Stephen M. Kaus has announced the full cast and creative team of its world premiere Main Stage production, Joe DiPietro's Living on Love. The production will run on the Main Stage from July 16 through July 26. (more...)

Performances by Casts of ONCE, PIPPIN & More To Preview Segerstrom Center's 2014-15 Season, 8/18
by BWW News Desk - Jun 25, 2014

Segerstrom Center for the Arts will present a special preview of its exciting 2014 - 2015 Season with performances and guest artists on Monday, August 18 at 7 p.m. in the Rene?e and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall. The evening will include songs and highlights performed by the casts from shows in the 2014 - 2015 Broadway Series, including Pippin, Motown the Musical and The Phantom of the Opera as well as ONCE, which opens the next evening, August 19 - the final production in the 2013 - 2014 Broadway Series. In addition to performing numbers from the shows, the artists will talk about the productions, their performances and entertaining behind-the-scenes stories. Audience members will have the opportunity to purchase their season tickets that evening. (more...)

BWW TV: BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE with Robert Hartwell & IF/THEN's LaChanze!
by Broadway Quick Change - Jun 24, 2014, the most visited theatre site on the net, presents its newest, exclusive TV series - BROADWAY QUICK CHANGE. This newly minted series follows Broadway phenom Robert Hartwell on inspirational shopping outings, then into the dressing rooms of Broadway's hottest stars, where wielding his interior design chops, and extraordinary taste, transforms their home away from home, from the Drab to the Fab, the Blah to the Ahhhh! In this latest episode, watch Robert transform the dressing room of LaChanze, who is currently starring as 'Kate' in If/Then on Broadway! (more...)

Photo Flash: ON THE TOWN Stars Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson, Clyde Alves Go Overboard in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Jun 24, 2014

ON THE TOWN, the musical comedy love letter to New York City, is set to begin previews on Saturday, September 20, 2014 and officially open on Thursday, October 16, 2014 at Broadway's Lyric Theatre (213 W 42nd St, New York, NY 10036). The show's star trio Tony Yazbeck, Jay Armstrong Johnson and Clyde Alves has disembarked in New York City and took to the streets today in uniform -- check out photos (via Instagram) of their tour of the city below! (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 6/23/2014
by - Jun 23, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 6/23/2014. (more...)

THE BOOK OF MORMON to Say 'Hello' to Detroit, July 1-13
by BWW News Desk - Jun 21, 2014

Back by popular demand, THE BOOK OF MORMON, which played a record breaking two week run in 2013, returns for a limited engagement at the Detroit Opera House, July 1 through July 13, 2014. (more...)

BWW Preview: RHAPSODY IN GERSHWIN a Tribute to Ira and George at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Jun 2, 2014

Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Mo. presents Rhapsody in Gershwin, a tribute to the works of brothers George and Ira Gershwin. Commissioned in the 1920s and 1930s the brothers wrote songs for Broadway, jazz clubs, concert halls, and films. Rhapsody in Gershwin opens on June 6 on the stage at Quality Hill Playhouse. (more...)

Josh Tower to Succeed Brandon Victor Dixon as 'Berry Gordy' in Broadway's MOTOWN, 6/17
by BWW News Desk - Jun 2, 2014

The producers of MOTOWN THE MUSICAL have announced that Josh Tower (The Lion King, original cast of Ragtime) will assume the role of "Berry Gordy" beginning Tuesday, June 17 at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. (more...)

Megan Fairchild, Alysha Umphress and Elizabeth Stanley Join Cast of Broadway-Bound ON THE TOWN!
by BWW News Desk - Jun 19, 2014

The producers of ON THE TOWN announced today that Megan Fairchild(New York City Ballet Principal Dancer), Alysha Umphress (American Idiot) and Elizabeth Stanley (Company) will join the critically-acclaimed Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN, directed by John Rando (Tony AwardŽ for Urinetown) and choreographed by Joshua Bergasse (Emmy Award winner for 'Smash'). Fairchild, a principal dancer with the New York City Ballet, will make her Broadway debut playing 'Ivy Smith'. Umphress will play 'Hildy' and Stanley will play 'Claire', both reprising their performances from last summer's acclaimed Barrington Stage production. (more...)

CRAZY FOR YOU Becomes Stratford Festival's First Cast Recording
by BWW News Desk - Jun 18, 2014

The magic of the Stratford Festival's hit musical Crazy for You has been immortalized in the first full-length cast recording in the Festival's history. The album is filled with beloved Gershwin tunes and a sensational cast bursting with talent: who could ask for anything more? (more...)

Michael Feinstein to Sing Gershwin with the Pasadena POPS, 7/19
by BWW News Desk - Jun 17, 2014

Michael Feinstein, the incomparable two-time Emmy and five-time Grammy-nominated entertainer joins the Pasadena POPS for one night only to sing a full concert celebrating the musical legacy of George and Ira Gershwin on Saturday, July 19 at the Los Angeles Arboretum with 'Michael Feinstein SINGS Gershwin.' Feinstein shares both the music of the Gershwins and personal stories from his recent book The Gershwins and Me, which reflects upon his six-year collaboration with Ira Gershwin. (more...)

UnsungMusicalsCo. Presents Special Workshop of the All-New Musical Review THE PASSING SHOW
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

UnsungMusicalsCo. (UMC) is proud to present a special workshop production of the all-new musical revue The Passing Show for five performances only June 26-29 at MTC Creative Center. (more...)

CRN Earns Top Honors for Tablet App at min Digital Awards
by BWW News Desk - Jun 16, 2014

FRAMINGHAM, Mass., June 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ CRN, the top news source for solution providers and the IT channel, earned top honors in the Tablet App (Free) category for min's annual Digital Awards. was also recognized with an honorable mention in the category of Email Newsletters. (more...)

MPAC Announces 2014-15 Schedule, Tickets Go On Sale Monday
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The Mayo Performing Arts Center features over 100 events, concerts and performances in its 2014-2015 season. Tickets for events go on sale Monday, June 16 at 9 am online and 10 am in person and by phone (973-539-8008). (more...)

Roger Bart Backs Out of FINDING NEVERLAND, Michael McGrath Takes His Place
by BWW News Desk - Jun 12, 2014

The cast for the upcoming Broadway musical, Finding Neverland, has begun rehearsals; but, according to Deadline, Roger Bart has backed out of the production. He was set to play Charles Frohman, an American theatre producer from the turn of the century nineteenth century. (more...)

BWW Reviews: RHAPSODY IN GERSHWIN a Tribute to the Gershwin Brothers Opens at Quality Hill Playhouse
by Steve Wilson - Jun 11, 2014

Rhapsody in Gershwin currently plays at the Quality Hill Playhouse in Kansas City, Mo. The musical tribute to George and Ira Gershwin runs through July 6. The Gershwin brothers wrote songs for Broadway, jazz clubs, films, and concert halls in the 1920s and 1930s. The production is part of the Quality Hill Do It Again, The Best of Quality Hill Playhouse series. (more...)

Mesa Arts Center Announces 2014-2015 Performing Live Season; Includes Tony Bennett, Broadway, Joshua Bell, Bill Cosby
by BWW News Desk - Jun 1, 2014

Mesa Arts Center today announced its 2014-2015 Performing Live Season, which begins with Lyle Lovett & His Large Band on July 24, and includes performances with Tony Bennett, MythBusters, Bill Cosby, Joshua Bell, Evil Dead the Musical, Molly Ringwald, and many more. The shows unveiled today are in addition to the six series packages announced on May 1, including Broadway on Center, Classical, Dance, Jazz, National Geographic Live, and Spoken World. (more...)

On Sale Dates Announced for 2014-15 Bushnell Broadway Series
by BWW News Desk - Jul 8, 2014

The Bushnell announced today the single ticket on sale dates for show in its 2014-2015 Broadway Series, co-sponsored by Farmington Bank and Travelers. The Bushnell will bring seven popular Broadway titles to Hartford as part of the Series, along with an additional off-Series blockbuster to round out the season lineup. (more...)

This Week's New Classifieds on BWW - 7/7/2014
by - Jul 7, 2014

This Week's New Classified Listings on for 7/7/2014. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Jul 5, 2014

Yesterday, America's national Independence Day celebration kicked off the festivities for our country's 238(th) birthday with an all-star salute led by Tom Bergeron (DANCING WITH THE STARS). Broadcast live on PBS from the West Lawn of the U.S. Capitol, the event featured performances by: Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Frankie Valli; Grammy Award-winning music legend Patti LaBelle; platinum recording artist and songwriter Philip Phillips; multi-platinum recording artist and actress Jordin Sparks; the world-famous Muppets; five-time Grammy Award-winning singer and songwriter Michael McDonald; country music superstar Sara Evans; singer-songwriter Kendall Schmidt from Big Time Rush and HEFFRON DRIVE; and five-time Tony Award nominee and Broadway star Kelli O'Hara; with the National Symphony Orchestra under the direction of top pops conductor Jack Everly. (more...)

'NICE WORK', Creole Choir of Cuba and More Set for the Ordway, Oct 2014
by BWW News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Ordway Center for the Performing Arts announces its October 2014 calendar. Details below! (more...)

Broadway's ON THE TOWN to Offer Role to Winner of FOX's SYTYCD Season 11!
by TV News Desk - Jul 3, 2014

Broadway's ON THE TOWN and FOX's 'SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE' are teaming up to offer the winner of Season 11 a role in this fall's highly anticipated Broadway revival, marking an exciting new addition to the TV series' prize. (more...)

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