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Tickets on Sale Tomorrow for ANNIE in Chicago
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

Broadway In Chicago has announced that individual tickets for the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE go on sale to the public Friday, September 9. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Celebrate 65-Year Career in Brooklyn This Month
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

On Stage at Kingsborough brings internationally renowned performing artists to Southern Brooklyn with an eclectic roster spanning multiple genres including music, dance, theatre and family programming. The full season runs through May 20, 2017. On Saturday, November 19th at 8:00pm come celebrate the one and only Chita Rivera in a unique solo concert event. (more...)

The Way Off Broadway Children's Theatre Celebrates The Holidays With The Return Of CLARA AND THE NUTCRACKER PRINCE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 9, 2016

One of the staples of the holiday season is, without a doubt, The Nutcracker. As Christmas rolls around each year, countless productions of the classic Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky ballet are performed around the world. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Chita Rivera Makes Her Carnegie Hall Debut!
by Stephen Sorokoff - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz and Brandon Victor Dixon, the new stars of Hamilton on Broadway; and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Erik Ehn's New Experimental Drama CLOVER to Play La MaMa
by BWW News Desk - Nov 8, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew. Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street, New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016. (more...)

BWW TV: Watch Alan Cumming, Andy Karl & More Help Chita Rivera Make Her Triumphant Carnegie Hall Debut!
by BroadwayWorld TV - Nov 8, 2016

Chita Rivera's landmark concert CHITA: NOWADAYS arrived at Carnegie Hall last night, November 7, marking the the first time the Broadway legend has headlined the iconic venue. The two-time Tony Award winner also welcomed previously- announced guests Alan Cumming, Andy Karl, Javier Muñoz  and New York City Gay Men's Chorus. (more...)

Free Concert Thursday at Lincoln Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 7, 2016

Phil Hall-- musical director, arranger and creator of The Philhallmonics at the Lincoln Center Library Concert Series--is delighted to present a Free special concert called Legacy to be presented at the Bruno Walter Auditorium (Lincoln Center Library of the Performing Arts, 40 Lincoln Plaza - Enter on Amsterdam at 65th Street) this Thursday, November 10th at 6:00 p.m. (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Central Pennsylvania - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Central Pennsylvania (more...)

Now Playing Onstage in Boston - Week of 11/06/2016
by BWW - Nov 6, 2016

Upcoming Shows - Week of 11/06/2016 for Boston (more...)

HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Soundtrack Set for Release Before NBC's Broadcast; Full Tracklist!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 4, 2016

On December 2, 2016 Masterworks Broadway/Epic Records will release 'Hairspray LIVE! Original Soundtrack Of The NBC Television Event' the companion album to NBC's broadcast of 'Hairspray Live!' which will air on Wednesday December 7, 2016 at 8 p.m. ET/PT. (more...)

Stage Legend Chita Rivera Performs Hits from Her Remarkable Career at The Ridgefield Playhouse on 11/20
by BWW News Desk - Nov 3, 2016

Chita Rivera is at home on the biggest Broadway stages and at Carnegie Hall - now you can see her perform on the stage at The Ridgefield Playhouse!  Ingersoll Auto of Danbury World Music Series and Ridgefield Magazine Broadway and Cabaret Series presents a one-night-only celebration of the Tony Award winner on Sunday, November 20th at 7:00 pm.  Called a "force of nature" by the Associated Press, Chita will perform all the hits from her remarkable 65 year career including numbers from "West Side Story"; "Sweet Charity"; "Chicago'; "Kiss of the Spider Woman"; "Bye, Bye Birdie" and more! Ticket holders are invited to a free wine tasting in the lobby of The Playhouse at 6:15 pm, courtesy of The Wine Group/Benziger Family Winery-and can start off their evening with a Prix Fixe Dinner at Bernard's (20 West Lane, Ridgefield). Partially underwritten by Adam Broderick Salon & Spa, this show will also include a special tribute to Ms. Rivera's dear friends John Kander & Fred Ebb (writers of Kiss of the Spider Woman), as well as songs by Leonard Bernstein, Charles Strouse, Jerry Herman and Stephen Sondheim. Media sponsor for this event is Fine Arts Radio WMNR 88.1fm. (more...)

IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE Opens November 30 at Mile Square Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. Transforming its new theatre space into a 1940's radio studio, the audience is transported to the golden age of radio, as cast members from radio station WMST perform Frank Capra's classic holiday tale of individualism, optimism and community. (more...)

Catherine Charlebois and Jason Michael Evans to Lead Ogunquit Playhouse's BEAUTY AND THE BEAST at The Music Hall
by BWW News Desk - Nov 22, 2016

The Music Hall and the Ogunquit Playhouse have announced the stars of the beloved Disney classic Beauty and the Beast, on stage at The Music Hall's Historic Theater in Portsmouth, November 30 - December 18. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside SRO Theatre's WE'RE STILL HERE! A MUSICAL JOURNEY
by Jerri Shafer - Nov 21, 2016

Cabot Rea hosted a musical journey through the 32-year history of SRO Theatre. Performed on Saturday, November 19th at the Columbus Performing Arts Center, the show featured performances from SRO alumni Hillary Billups, Joe Bishara, Susan Bunsold-Wilson, Dawn Farrell, Ruth Fullen, Bill Hafner, Sharon Kibe, Candice Kight, Don Knoblauch, Ryan Kopycinski, Ron Nocks, Layne Roate, John Schmidt, Jordan Shafer, Paula Shtein, Michelle Weiser and Peggy Williams (more...)

Theo Ubique to Stage HONKY TONK ANGELS at No Exit Cafe
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Honky Tonk Angels - a book musical by Always... Patsy Cline writer Ted Swindley, incorporates some of country music's greatest hits into a story of three women who form a country music singing trio. The three-woman cast will be a power trio of Chicago musical theatre performers all coming off high profile roles in past months. (more...)

Irving Berlin's WHITE CHRISTMAS Heads to Ocean State Theatre for the Holidays
by BWW News Desk - Nov 17, 2016

Ocean State Theatre Company (OSTC), currently celebrating its fifth season in its comfortable stadium-style theatre in Warwick, will present the family-friendly, holiday musical, Irving Berlin's White Christmas, which will run at Ocean State Theatre from November 30 - December 24. (more...)

Local Kids, Broadway Stars to Take the Stage in Pioneer Theatre Company's OLIVER!
by BWW News Desk - Nov 16, 2016

Pioneer Theatre Company presents Oliver!, the award-winning musical by Lionel Bart inspired by the orphan's tale, Oliver Twist, written by Charles Dickens. Oliver! runs December 2 to December 17, 2016. (more...)

Janine DiVita Signs on for 3rd Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

Janine DiVita joins the Third Annual UGLY CHRISTMAS SWEATER SOIREE! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Alice Ripley, Matthew Morrison and Vanessa Williams Slated for BROADWAY UP CLOSE Series at Kimmel Center
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

After a successful first season, The Kimmel Center for the Performing Arts has announced the 2016-17 lineup for Broadway Up Close, hosted by Sirius XM Radio Star Seth Rudetsky. Formerly known as the Seth Rudetsky Broadway Concert Series, the Broadway Up Close concert series will consist of four performances featuring renowned actors from the stage and screen. (more...)

The Way off-Broadway Dinner Theatre is Set to Host A Rockin' Oldies New Year's Eve
by BWW News Desk - Nov 15, 2016

As everyone is getting ready to bid farewell to 2016 and welcome in 2017, The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre is preparing to host a very special New Year's Eve event to help mark the occasion.  Every few years, Way Off Broadway hosts a New Year's Eve event and this is one of those years!  (more...)

BWW Interview: In Depth with Chita Rivera on her Upcoming Concerts CHITA: A LEGENDARY CELEBRATION
by Bob Rizzo - Nov 14, 2016

Broadway icon Chita Rivera discusses her upcoming concerts, playing rooms both big and small, getting the job done, and how she discovered her voice. (more...)

Ashley Park, Paolo Montalban & More to Star in Today's 'Prince Jen' Presentation
by BWW News Desk - Nov 14, 2016

Special invitational presentations of THE REMARKABLE JOURNEY OF PRINCE JEN, a new musical based on the novel by Lloyd Alexander, are set for today (Monday) and tomorrow at MTC Studio 1 (311 West 41 Street). (more...)

BWW Interview: Evan Greenberg and Cardozie Jones Building Community with AfterWork Theater in WEST SIDE STORY
by Courtney Savoia - Nov 14, 2016

AfterWork Theater, a New York City nonprofit designed to make theater available to all, is magnifying the importance of community in its fall main stage production, West Side Story. While our world continues to experience conflict, uncertainty, and injustice, AfterWork Theater is that beacon of light in the darkness and brings together people of all backgrounds, ages, and walks of life to share one passion - - the joy of performing. (more...)

Pickney Players to Host 25th Anniversary Musical Gala
by BWW News Desk - Nov 13, 2016

Join us as we commemorate 25 years of Pinckney Players musicals, dramas, comedies, and junior plays. Many performers from past shows will appear at the Whispering Pines Golf & Country Club to perform their signature numbers. We invite you to join us for a delicious dinner with your fellow Pinckney Players community members. Then sit back and enjoy as we showcase some of your favorite singers and songs from musicals of the past 5 years! (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

On Saturday, November 19, SRO (Standing Room Only) Theatre will present a glittering musical journey through its 32-year history featuring performances by dozens of former SRO performers, hosted by the legendary Cabot Rea. "We're Still Here! A Musical Journey" is aimed at celebrating the company's long history through the musicals they have produced as well as to pave the way for the rest of the 2016-2017 season. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016

Mile Square Theatre, Hudson County's leading professional theatre, presents the holiday favorite It's a Wonderful Life: A Live Radio Play. (more...)

by BWW News Desk - Nov 10, 2016


ANNIE to Play the Fox Theatre 3/17 – 3/19
by BWW News Desk - Dec 8, 2016

Fifth Third Bank Broadway in Atlanta is proud to announce that the U.S. National Tour of ANNIE, now in its third smash year, will play five performances March 17 - 19, 2017 at the Fox Theatre as a special addition to the 2016/2017 season. Directed by original lyricist and director Martin Charnin for the 19th time, this production of ANNIE is a brand new incarnation of the iconic Tony Award®-winning original. (more...)

BWW Review: HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Serves as a Joyful, Optimistic Reminder of a Powerful Message
by Matt Tamanini - Dec 8, 2016

There is one undeniable quality that HAIRSPRAY has retained as it has journeyed from the big screen to the stage, back to the big screen, and now to the small. The infectious excitement and optimism that Tracy Turnblad sings with in the opening number, 'Good Morning Baltimore,' is one of the most magical and important gifts that the musical theatre has given in recent decades. From the moment that the original musical burst onto Broadway in 2002, it has been a literal and figurative rainbow of joy and happiness, and fortunately for the show's legions of fans, directed by Tony-winner Kenny Leon, NBC's live adaptation has maintained every delightful ounce of the musical's giddy goodness. (more...)

VIDEO: NBC Promos Next Live Musical BYE BYE BIRDIE, Starring Jennifer Lopez
by TV News Desk - Dec 7, 2016

NBC released a first promo for its next live musical Bye Bye Birdie during tonight's broadcast of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Check it out below! (more...)

The Broadwaysted Podcast Welcomes New York's Next Anthony, Matt Doyle!
by Broadwaysted - Dec 6, 2016

This week is an EPIC episode of Broadwaysted with the talented and incredible Matt Doyle! We pour out some whiskey and ginger-ale and chat about Matt's experience in WAR HORSE, our favorite Megamixes, and Matt's love of FLOYD COLLINS. In a full segment of #WhatHaveYouSeenThisWeek, we show some love for A BRONX TALE, SOMETHING ROTTEN, and the tour of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS (and GILMORE GIRLS). (more...)

Kelli Barclay, Richard J. Hinds, Randy Skinner and More to Lead GOODSPEED MOVERS BOOT CAMP in NYC
by BWW News Desk - Dec 5, 2016

Goodspeed Musicals wants to help singers and actors to succeed in dance auditions.  In keeping with our mission to educate and support artists, Goodspeed will offer its first Goodspeed Movers Boot Camp January 6 - 8, 2017 at Pearl Studios in NYC.  (more...)

BWW Review: DOT at Everyman Theatre is a Triumph
by Charles Shubow - Dec 23, 2016

Playwright Colman Domingo's play takes a touching look at family ties in West Philadelphia. (more...)

Tony Nominated Choreographer, Robert Tucker, Passes Away
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2016

On December 22nd, at 3:30 pacific time, choreographer, Robert Tucker passed away. Mr. Tucker was not only an integral piece of the Broadway community, but a Tony Award nominee for Shenandoah. He was the right hand to Bob Fosse and Jerome Robbins. (more...)

Original Cast Member Timothy Connell Joins NICK AND NORA Reunion at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2016

As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by FEINSTEIN'S/54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

Kay Cole Releases New Album on Kritzerland
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

In 1975, A Chorus Line took Broadway by storm and ran a then astonishing fifteen years, at that time the longest running musical in history.  Featured in that original brilliant company was a diminutive powerhouse named Kay Cole as Maggie.  In the song “At The Ballet,” composer Marvin Hamlisch wrote her one of the greatest money notes in history and when Kay hit it it was like the heavens opened – it was a great Broadway voice of incredible purity and power, but also subtlety and nuance.   (more...)

Original Cast Member Yvette Lawrence Signs on for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

???????As previously announced, Tony Award-winners Barry Bostwick and Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. (more...)

FORMER BROADWAY KIDS, ALL GROWN UP to Bring Childhood Stars to the Stage at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 21, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Former Broadway Kids, All Grown Up on January 17th, 2017, 9:30pm. (more...)

Barry Bostwick to Reunite with Joanna Gleason for NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 20, 2016

As previously announced, Tony Award-winner Joanna Gleason will revisit Nick and Nora in a reunion concert presented by Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club. She will be joined by her original co-star, Tony Award winner Barry Bostwick (The Robber Bridegroom, Grease, The Rocky Horror Picture Show). (more...)

FIRST LISTEN: The Original HAIRSPRAY LIVE! Soundtrack Is Now Streaming!
by TV News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

The original soundtrack recording of HAIRSPRAY LIVE! includes studio recordings of all the musical numbers that are performed by the cast members in the live broadcast and is now available to stream on iTunes (click here) and Spotify (click here) (more...)

Nelson Aspen to Launch December Lineup at Don't Tell Mama's BROADWAY 'BOOZY' BRUNCH
by BWW News Desk - Dec 2, 2016

Winter is upon us, and Restaurant Row's beloved piano bar, Don't Tell Mama, has announced Broadway 'Boozy' Brunch's special guest line up for December. (more...)

Hunter Foster and Jennifer Cody to Lead Doggy Comedy SYLVIA at Geva Theatre Center
by BWW News Desk - Dec 19, 2016

Geva Theatre Center presents Sylvia, an adult urban comedy with a huge heart. Written by A. R. Gurney, Sylvia is directed by Mark Cuddy and will be performed in the Wilson Stage from January 10 to February 5. (more...)

Confirmed! Dick Van Dyke to Appear in Disney's MARY POPPINS Returns
by Caryn Robbins - Dec 19, 2016

In a new feature shared in The Hollywood Reporter titled 'Creative Until You Die,' the legendary performer confirms the news that he has agreed to appear in the Poppins update. (more...)

Disney's THE LITTLE MERMAID JR. to Open 2017 Children's Theatre Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Following the recent unveiling of the 2017 Children's Theatre Season at Way Off Broadway, the theatre's producers are extremely excited to announce a change in the line-up. Disney's The Little Mermaid Jr. will now open the season, taking the place of Garfield: The Musical with Catittude. (more...)

Original Star Joanna Gleason to Revisit NICK AND NORA at Feinstein's/54 Below
by BWW News Desk - Dec 14, 2016

Feinstein's/54 Below, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Nick and Nora: In Concert. Produced and Directed by Steven Carl McCasland (Onward Victoria, Charlie and Algernon, Eating Raoul), the short-lived musical by Arthur Laurents, Richard Maltby, Jr., and Charles Strouse will sing again at the famed venue on Tuesday, May 2nd at 7:00 and 9:30PM.   (more...)

THE PIRATES OF PENZANCE to Open Way Off Broadway's 2017 Mainstage Season
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2016

Earlier this year, producers for The Way Off Broadway Dinner Theatre, the area's only year-round producing dinner theatre, announced the lineup of shows for its 2017 Season. Kicking off 2017's blockbuster year, will be the hilarious pirate farce, The Pirates of Penzance, opening in January. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: AN AMERICAN IN PARIS Star Performs 'Put On A Happy Face' Birthday Tribute to Dick Van Dyke
by Stage Tube - Dec 13, 2016

Cory Lingner, of AN AMERICAN IN PARIS and ON THE TOWN, has created a birthday video for Dick van Dyke, who is celebrating his 91st birthday today. Scroll down to watch the fun tribute, featuring original choreography set to the classic 'Put On A Happy Face' from Bye Bye Birdie - in which van Dyke starred on Broadway and won a Tony Award in 1961 - filmed at the Canal Walk in Indianapolis! (more...)

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Photo Flash: First Look at Laguna Playhouse and Lythgoe Family Panto's SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT
by BWW News Desk - Dec 10, 2016

Playhouse Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham and Lythgoe Family Panto are thrilled to announce a very special holiday event, Cozi Zuehlsdorff ("Dolphin Tale" Films), Joely Fisher (Broadway: Cabaret, "Desperate Housewives"), Barry Pearl ("Grease"), The Book of Mormon's Benjamin Schrader, Jeff Sumner (Genie in Disney's Aladdin-A Musical Spectacular), "American Idol" finalist Vonzell Solomon and Conor Guzman (Pasadena Playhouse; The Fantasticks) starring in SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT, book by Kris Lythgoe, choreography by Spencer Liff, musical supervisor Michael Orland, musical direction by Michael Sobie and directed by Linda Goodrich. "Last year's holiday confection returns with an all-new Lythgoe Family Panto event on our stage!" comments Artistic Director Ann E. Wareham. Remarks Becky Lythgoe, "We are delighted to be back at the Playhouse with our second show and with this extraordinary cast for a truly magical holiday show!" SLEEPING BEAUTY AND HER WINTER KNIGHT will begin performances on Wednesday, December 7; will open on Friday, December 9 at 7:30pm and will run through Friday, December 30, 2016 at the Playhouse, 606 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach.  (more...)

Photo Flash: La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club Presents CLOVER by Erik Ehn
by BWW News Desk - Dec 1, 2016

La MaMa presents Clover, a new experimental theater drama about America's history of violence by Erik Ehn, directed by Glory Kadigan with original music by Maya Solovey and original puppet design & puppetry direction by Jeanette Oi-Suk Yew.  Performances will be staged at the First Floor Theatre at La MaMa, 74a East 4th Street,New York, NY 10003 from December 1-16, 2016.  (more...)

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