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Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the SPRING AWAKENING Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Sep 29, 2015

Deaf West Theatre's acclaimed production of Steven Sater and Duncan Sheik's SPRING AWAKENING, directed by Michael Arden and choreographed by Spencer Liff, opened on Sunday night, September 27, at Broadway's Brooks AtkinsonTheatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Van Hughes with the company! (more...)

42nd Street Moon to Present SAIL AWAY, 10/28-11/15
by BWW News Desk - Sep 24, 2015

42nd Street Moon, San Francisco's oldest resident professional musical theatre company, opens its 23rd season with Noel Coward's penultimate musical, the sparkling high seas comedy SAIL AWAY. Although this saucy look at travelers on a Mediterranean cruise opened on Broadway in 1961 and the West End in 1962, it has never been fully staged on the West Coast, until now. (more...)

Good Theater Stages NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ, Beginning Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Sep 23, 2015

Good Theater, the professional theater company in residence at the St. Lawrence Arts Center, kicks off its 14th season tonight, September 23, with the original musical revue, NO BIZ LIKE SHOW BIZ. This show is a tribute to Mary Martin and Ethel Merman starring three singers: Marie Dittmer, Lynne McGhee and Jen Means. (more...)

Carolee Carmello to Lead PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading; Aiming for Broadway in 2016-17
by BWW News Desk - Oct 8, 2015

BroadwayWorld has just learned that an Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is currently rehearsing for private presentations to industry producers and insiders. (more...)

Hancock and Russell Confirmed For GREY GARDENS At Southwark Playhouse!
by BWW News Desk - Oct 7, 2015

Olivier Award-winning West End stars Sheila Hancock and Jenna Russell are to star in the eagerly awaited European premiere of Grey Gardens. (more...)

42nd Street Moon Presents SAIL AWAY, Now thru 11/15
by BWW News Desk - Oct 28, 2015

42nd Street Moon, San Francisco's oldest resident professional musical theatre company, opens its 23rd season with Noel Coward's penultimate musical, the sparkling high seas comedy SAIL AWAY. Although this saucy look at travelers on a Mediterranean cruise opened on Broadway in 1961 and the West End in 1962, it has never been fully staged on the West Coast, until now. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Open Cafe Carlyle's Winter Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 20, 2015

Cafe Carlyle will welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23. An accomplished and versatile actress/singer/dancer, Chita Rivera has won two Tony Awards as Best Leading Actress in a Musical and has received eight additional Tony nominations for an exceptional 10 Tony nominations. Her career is highlighted by starring roles in Bye Bye Birdie, The Rink (Tony Award), Chicago, Jerry's Girls, Kiss of the Spider Woman (Tony Award), The Visit and the original Broadway casts of Guys and Dolls, Can-Can, Seventh Heaven and Mr. Wonderful. Additionally, she has toured in Born Yesterday, The Rose Tattoo, Call Me Madam, Threepenny Opera, Sweet Charity, Kiss Me Kate, Zorba and Can-Can with The Rockettes. (more...)

Carolee Carmello Leads PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN Industry Reading Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 13, 2015

An Equity staged reading of PRESENTING ETHEL MERMAN, a new play with music tracing the ups and downs of the famed Broadway star affectionately known as 'the Merm', is being held today, October 13, in a private presentation for industry producers and insiders. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: The Tradition Lives On! Actors' Equity Association Celebrates 65 Years of the Gypsy Robe
by BWW News Desk - Oct 12, 2015

Actors' Equity Association today marks 65 years of its famed Gypsy Robe® ceremony, an honor bestowed to a member of a Broadway chorus with the most Broadway musical chorus or ensemble show credits. The Gypsy Robe ceremony takes place onstage just before the audience enters the theater on opening night. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside ON YOUR FEET's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Nov 9, 2015

ON YOUR FEET!, the new Broadway musical based on the life story of seven-time GRAMMY winning international superstar Gloria Estefan and her husband, nineteen-time GRAMMY winning producer-musician-entrepreneur Emilio Estefan, opened on Broadway Thursday night, November 5, 2015 at the Marquis Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Nina Lafarga with the company! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the ALLEGIANCE Gypsy Robe Ceremony
by Walter McBride - Nov 11, 2015

The new American musical Allegiance officially opened earlier this week, at the Longacre Theatre (220 West 48th Street, starring Tony and Olivier Award winner Lea Salonga (Miss Saigon, Les Miserables) in her long-awaited return to Broadway, 'Star Trek' icon George Takei in his Broadway debut at age 78, and Broadway and 'Glee' star Telly Leung. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Darren Lee with the company! (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 11/1/15- Beth Leavel
by Stage Tube - Nov 1, 2015

Happy Birthday, Beth Leavel! Beth received Tony, Drama Desk, NY Outer Critics Circle and L.A. Drama Critics Awards for her performance as the title character in The Drowsy Chaperone. Beth also received a Tony, Drama Desk, and Outer Critics Circle nomination for her role as Florence Greenberg in Baby It's You. She recently performed the roles of Sally Adams in Call Me Madam at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma, M'Lynn in Steel Magnolias at the North Carolina Theatre and the much put upon maid, Berthe, in Boeing-Boeing at the Paper Mill Playhouse. Other Broadway roles Emily in Elf, Donna in Mamma Mia!, Frau Blucher in Young Frankenstein, Dorothy Brock in the revival of 42nd Street, Tess in the original company of Crazy For You, Mrs. Bixby in The Civil War,Ellie in Hal Prince's Showboat, and Anytime Annie (her Broadway debut) in 42nd Street. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 10/31-11/1/2015
by - Nov 1, 2015

Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, November 1, 2015 - Sunday, November 1, 2015. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside DISASTER!'s Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 9, 2016

Broadway's new musical comedy DISASTER!, directed by Jack Plotnick with a book by three-time Emmy Award nominee and Grammy Award nominee Seth Rudetsky and Jack Plotnick, officially opened last night, March 8, 2016, for a limited engagement through Sunday, July 3, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Paul Castree with the company! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside BRIGHT STAR's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 28, 2016

With direction by Tony Award winner Walter Bobbie and choreography by Josh Rhodes, Bright Star began performances on Thursday, February 25th, 2016 at the Cort Theatre (138 West 48th Street), and opened last Thursday, March 24th, 2016. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Sarah Jane Shanks with the company! (more...)

Broadway AM Report, 3/23/2016 - LES MIZ Turns Two and More!
by Jessica Khan - Mar 23, 2016

Good morning, BroadwayWorld! Because we know all our readers eat, sleep and breathe Broadway, what could be better than waking up to it? Today's big news: LES MISERABLES celebrates its 2nd anniversary on Broadway, and SOMETHING ROTTEN!'s Eric Sciotto takes over BWW's Twitter today! (more...)

VIDEO: Watch Klea Blackhurst and Company Rehearse Drury Lane Theatre's HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Mar 23, 2016

Like THE ADDAMS FAMILY before it, the new musical HAZEL is based on a one-panel comic strip, though audiences are bound to be far more familiar with the character's hit TV series. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside SHE LOVES ME's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Mar 21, 2016

SHE LOVES ME officially opened last week on March 17, 2016, for a limited engagement through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Cameron Adams with the company! (more...)

Chita Rivera, Sheldon Harnick & Stephen T. Rodd to be Honored at TADA! Youth Theater's 2016 Gala
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The legendary CHITA RIVERA has joined the list of honorees being celebrated at TADA!'s 30th Anniversary Gala on May 23, 2016. The Gala is hosted by TADA! Alum, JORDAN PEELE, of Comedy Central's "Key & Peele." (more...)

Chita Rivera, Megan Hilty, Lena Hall & More Set for Cafe Carlyle's Spring 2016 Season
by BWW News Desk - Mar 21, 2016

The Carlyle, A Rosewood Hotel is pleased to announce the Cafe Carlyle's spring 2016 season, which features the venue debuts of Broadway legend Chita Rivera, Grammy nominated singer-songwriter Steven Page, actress/singerRumer Willis and Welsh superstar Katherine Jenkins; as well as the return of audience favorites Megan Hilty, Alexa Ray Joel, Herb Alpert & Lani Hall and Lena Hall. (more...)

Pittsburgh CLO Summer 2016 Season Creative Teams
by BWW News Desk - Mar 18, 2016

Pittsburgh CLO is pleased to announce the creative team for the 2016 Summer Season at the Benedum Center.  This talented and highly sought-after group of creative specialists will bring Broadway's best to life at the Benedum Center all summer long! Season tickets are on sale now. Further information is available below as well as at pittsburghCLO.org. (more...)

ArtsRock Will Welcome Chita Rivera in Conversation at Nyack Center
by BWW News Desk - Mar 17, 2016

ArtsRock has announced that the legendary Broadway star CHITA RIVERA will appear in conversation with Elliott Forrest at The Nyack Center, 58 Depew Avenue, on Friday, May 13 at 8:00 PM.  For more information or to purchase tickets, go to http://www.artsrock.org or call 855-ArtsRock. (more...)

Dear Friends! Meet the Full Cast of SHE LOVES ME, Opening Tonight on Broadway
by Meet the Cast - Mar 17, 2016

Laura Benanti (Amalia), Zachary Levi (Georg), Gavin Creel (Kodaly), Michael McGrath (Sipos), Jane Krakowski (Ilona) and Byron Jennings (Maraczek) star in Roundabout's new Broadway production of SHE LOVES ME, directed by Scott Ellis, choreographed by Warren Carlyle with musical direction by Paul Gemignani. SHE LOVES ME officially opens tonight, March 17, 2016, and runs through July 10, 2016 at Studio 54 on Broadway. Scroll down to learn more about the company and watch interviews with the cast! (more...)

BWW Interview: Arena's THE CITY OF CONVERSATION Explores DC's Other Permanent Government
by Benjamin Tomchik - Jan 27, 2016

It is a lost era of civilization, the dinner party, which Arena Stage will conjure up starting this week in The City of Conversation. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Elena Shaddow, Betsy Wolfe & More Sing at Lyrics & Lyricists' A FUNNY THING HAPPENED
by Stephen Sorokoff - Jan 11, 2016

 Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 season opened with real-life theatrical drama as three-time Tony-winner Kathleen Marshallreturned to 92Y with the nail-biting stories behind the 11th-hour songs that saved the day and became Broadway classics. BroadwayWorld was there, and you can check out photos below. The show runs January 9, through January 11. (more...)

BWW's On This Day - January 1, 2016
by - Jan 1, 2016

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...)

MANN... AND WIFE, Starring Zachary Prince, Opens Tonight at Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma
by BWW News Desk - Feb 3, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma presents its first production of the 2016 season, MANN... AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running tonight, February 3, through February 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

VIDEO: Check Out The Fun and Colorful 1960s Designs For Drury Lane's World Premiere of HAZEL
by Michael Dale - Feb 26, 2016

Klea Blackhurst stars in a new musical inspired by Ted Key's comic and the hit 1960s sitcom. (more...)

Tony Winner Beth Leavel to Host 2016 COLUMN Awards Gala
by BWW News Desk - Feb 18, 2016

Tony Award winner Beth Leavel, one of Broadway's brightest stars, will serve as the guest star and co-host for the 17th Annual COLUMN Awards Gala. (more...)

New York Theatre Ballet Set for New York Live Arts Benefit Next Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet invites you to attend NYTB at New York Live Arts Benefit on February 27, 2016. (more...)

Juilliard Dances Repertory 2016 to Feature Works by Paul Taylor, Jerome Robbins & Jiri Kylian
by BWW News Desk - Feb 17, 2016

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New York Theatre Ballet to Perform at New York Live Arts, 2/24-27
by BWW News Desk - Feb 16, 2016

New York Theatre Ballet will perform at New York Live Arts from February 24-27, 2016.  New York Live Arts is located at 219 W. 19th Street, NYC. Performances: Wednesday, Thursday and Friday at 7:30pm; and Saturday at 2pm and 7:30pm.  Tickets start at $15, and are available online at http://newyorklivearts.org/event/nytb_2016, by calling the Live Arts box office at 212.691.6500, or by visiting the box office, Monday-Saturday 1pm - 9pm and Sunday 1pm - 8pm.   (more...)

Kathleen Marshall to Helm Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 Opener 'A FUNNY THING HAPPENED'
by BWW News Desk - Dec 9, 2015

The curtain rises on a hotel room out of town, and songwriters in the midst of a desperate, all-night creative frenzy to save a faltering show. Lyrics & Lyricists 2016 season opens with real-life theatrical drama as three-time Tony-winner Kathleen Marshall returns to 92Y with the nail-biting stories behind the 11th-hour songs that saved the day and became Broadway classics. The show runs January 9-11 at 92Y. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Go Inside the SCHOOL OF ROCK Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Dec 8, 2015

Based on the smash hit 2003 film of the same title, School of Rock: THE MUSICAL, with music from the movie, as well as an original score by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyricist Glenn Slater, a book byJulian Fellowes and direction by Laurence Connor, made its World Premiere on Broadway on Sunday night, December 6, at the Winter Garden Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Alan H. Green with the company! (more...)

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma Announces MANN… AND WIFE Cast, Creative Team
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces the cast and creative team of its first production of the 2016 season, MANN… AND WIFE. This world premiere musical, running February 3 through 21 at Lyric's Plaza Theatre, is the third musical to have its first full production at Lyric in the past three years. Written by Douglas J. Cohen and Dan Elish, and based on Elish's novel Nine Wives, the musical is produced in partnership with Larry Hirschhorn and Jayson Raitt. (more...)

Chita Rivera to Make Cafe Carlyle Debut in January
by BWW News Desk - Dec 3, 2015

Cafe Carlyle is pleased to welcome Broadway legend Chita Rivera for a two-week engagement, January 12-23, to open the Cafe Carlyle winter season. (more...)

Chita Rivera Postpones Cafe Carlyle Debut Due to Injury
by BWW News Desk - Dec 28, 2015

Chita Rivera has postponed her engagement at the Cafe Carlyle, originally scheduled for January 12-23 to April 19-30 due to an injury she sustained over the Christmas holiday, BroadwayWorld has confirmed. Following a fall, it was discovered that she has a pelvic stress fracture. (more...)

#Siam4Ham? #Glam4Ham? Broadway Fans Name Lotteries for Shows Besides HAMILTON
by Sally Henry - Dec 27, 2015

HAMILTON's pre-show lottery performance, known as #Ham4Ham on social media as a play on the fact that Hamilton's face is on the $10 bill, has quickly become one of Broadway's favorite traditions as fans gather in front of the Richard Rodgers Theatre to see what Hamilton writer Lin-Manuel Miranda has in store -- and who his guest performer is. Now fans are pitching titles for other Broadway shows' $10 lotteries. (more...)

Klea Blackhurst to Headline 42nd Street Moon Fundraising Gala in February
by BWW News Desk - Dec 23, 2015

42nd Street Moon announces FALLING IN LOVE WITH LOVE, a fundraising gala that will honor Co-Founder and Artistic Director Greg MacKellan, who will complete his 23rd and final season with the company this June. Singer, actress, and veteran Moon performer Klea Blackhurst will serenade patrons in an exclusive concert during the evening. The event also includes cocktails, a live auction, dinner, and a "MoonLight Lounge" with Musical Director Dave Dobrusky and other 42nd Street Moon performers.  Cocktail attire is encouraged. For tickets ($375 - $7500) and more information, the public may call (415) 255-8207 or visit 42ndstmoon.org. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside FIDDLER ON THE ROOF's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Dec 22, 2015

The Broadway revival of FIDDLER ON THE ROOF just opened Sunday night, December 20 at The Broadway Theatre (1681 Broadway), wrapping up the 2015 Broadway season. FIDDLER ON THE ROOF is directed by Tony Award winner Bartlett Sher, and choreographed by Hofesh Shechter.  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Jeffrey Schecter with the company! (more...)

Irving Berlin's MISS LIBERTY To Get U.K. Premiere In Concert Production With Four Cut Songs
by Michael Dale - Dec 2, 2015

Irving Berlin's 1949 musical about the model who posed for the Statue of Liberty is rarely done. (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside THE COLOR PURPLE's Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Dec 14, 2015

The new Broadway revival of THE COLOR PURPLE opened just last week, December 10, at theBernard B. Jacobs Theatre (242 W 45th Street). Grammy, Academy Award, and Golden Globe award winner Jennifer Hudson makes her Broadway debut opposite Cynthia Erivo, the breakout star of John Doyle's acclaimed Menier Chocolate Factory production, and Orange is the New Black's Danielle Brooks, in the highly anticipated production of The Color Purple. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Grasan Kingsberry with the company! (more...)

Huntington's Spotlight Spectacular Raises More Than $1 Million for Education & Community Programs
by BWW News Desk - Apr 28, 2016

Hundreds of guests honored Wimberly Award recipient Board Chairman Carol G. Deane and celebrated the all-star cast from the Huntington's hit production of A Little Night Music, while raising over $1,000,000 (with additional gifts still coming in) to support the Huntington's renowned education and community programs at the Spotlight Spectacular on Monday, April 25. 'We are here to ensure another year of access to the Huntington's programs for thousands of young people,' said Managing Director Michael Maso. 'The centerpiece of all our education programs, the place where opportunity begins and lives are changed, is our student matinee program.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the TUCK EVERLASTING Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 27, 2016

Youth springs eternal in Broadway's new musical Tuck Everlasting, which celebrated its official opening at the Broadhurst Theatre just last night. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of recipient Lisa Gajda with the company! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the WAITRESS Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 26, 2016

WAITRESS is officially serving it up on Broadway! Earlier this week, the company of the new musical took their first bows at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre. BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Charity Angel Dawson with the company! (more...)

Exclusive Photo Coverage: Inside the AMERICAN PSYCHO Gypsy Robe Ceremony!
by Walter McBride - Apr 25, 2016

Patrick Bateman has officially arrived! Just last week, the company of AMERICAN PSYCHO took their first bows at the Schoenfeld Theatre.  BroadwayWorld was on hand for the whole evening, starting with the sacred Gypsy Robe ceremony. Below, check out photos of gypsy robe recipient Alex Michael Stoll with the company! (more...)

Photo Coverage: There's Nobody Like Chita! Broadway Legend Makes Long-Awaited Cafe Carlyle Debut
by Stephen Sorokoff - Apr 20, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera made her Cafe Carlyle just last night with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage for a two-week engagement, through April 30. BroadwayWorld brings you a look inside her first performance below! (more...)

Photo Flash: Hershey Felder Offers Sneak Peek of Irving Berlin Solo Show at Subject's Former Home
by BWW News Desk - Apr 19, 2016

On April 18, Hershey Felder offered a a special preview of his show HERSHEY FELDER AS IRVING BERLIN in advance of his one-night-only engagement at The Town Hall on June 6th.  The unique preview event was performed at the former home of Irving Berlin and his family on Beekman Place.   (more...)

Emily Skinner, Kyle Taylor Parker & More Set for Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma's 2016 Summer Season
by BWW News Desk - Apr 18, 2016

Lyric Theatre of Oklahoma announces casting and production teams for its annual summer shows, featuring new and returning national talent, including Emily Skinner, Adam Heller, Sandra Mae Frank, Trista Dollison, Kyle Taylor Parker, Jerry Jay Cranford, Martin Burke, David Coffee, Kristina Love, Monte Riegel Wheeler, Casey Elizabeth Gill, and more. All four productions- DREAMGIRLS, THE WIZARD OF OZ, FIDDLER ON THE ROOF, and THE DROWSY CHAPERONE - will perform at the Civic Center Music Hall in Oklahoma City. (more...)

BWW TV Exclusive: Better Late Than Never! Broadway Legend Chita Rivera Prepares for Her Cafe Carlyle Debut
by BroadwayWorld TV - Apr 10, 2016

Broadway legend Chita Rivera will make her Cafe Carlyle debut later this month with An Evening of My Favorite Songs, an engagement that was postponed earlier this year due to an injury. Now she's ready to take the stage and she's chatting with BroadwayWorld's own Richard Ridge to tell him out about it! An Evening of My Favorite Songs is a a two-week engagement, running April 19-30. For tickets, visit: http://www.ticketweb.com (more...)

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