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Caroline, or Change takes place in Louisiana in 1963, just before President Kennedy's assassination and during the Civil Rights movement. Caroline is the black maid of the Gellmans, a Southern family, made up of a father, his new wife and the man's young son, Noah. The son's birth mother has recently died, and the stepmother is trying to establish a relationship with the child, who already has a close connection with Caroline. The title has a double meaning, referring to the myriad social changes swirling around the family and a family argument surrounding the spare change perpetually found in the boy's pants pockets.

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Ben Platt to Lead World Premiere of New Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena StageBen Platt to Lead World Premiere of New Musical DEAR EVAN HANSEN at Arena Stage
by BWW News Desk - Mar 9, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces Ben Platt (Pitch Perfect, The Book of Mormon) will star in the title role of Dear Evan Hansen, the original world-premiere musical debuting this summer. (more...)

Jesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be HonoredJesse Tyler Ferguson & Anna Chlumsky Will Host 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards; Terrence McNally, Jeanine Tesori & More to be Honored
by BWW News Desk - Mar 5, 2015

The Off-Broadway League has announced details for the 2015 Lucille Lortel Awards, which will celebrate 30 years of recognizing Outstanding Achievement Off-Broadway. The 30th Annual Lucille Lortel Awards will be handed out on Sunday, May 10, 2015 at the NYU Skirball Center, beginning at 7:00 PM EST. The program will be co-hosted by Emmy Award Nominees Jesse Tyler Ferguson ("Modern Family") and Anna Chlumsky ("Veep," Broadway's upcoming "Living on Love"). (more...)

Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5Ensemble Theatre to Present DETROIT '67, 3/17-4/5
by BWW News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Dust off your eight-track stereo and join Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati for the hippest after-hours joint in town with the regional premiere of Detroit '67! Playwright Dominique Morisseau introduces audiences to a a dynamic brother and sister as they host rockin' parties and fight to keep their home (and their future) out of the ashes during the 1967 Detroit riots. Records, raids, and riveting drama take the stage for this sizzling production, playing March 17-April 5, 2015. Directed by D. Lynn Meyers. (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in CBS Civil Rights Crime Drama FOR JUSTICETony Winner Anika Noni Rose to Star in CBS Civil Rights Crime Drama FOR JUSTICE
by TV News Desk - Mar 4, 2015

Tony Award winner Anika Noni Rose (A Raisin in the Sun) has signed on for the lead role in the CBS civil rights crime drama drama pilot FOR JUSTICE. (more...)

The Flea Welcomes Niegel Smith as New Artistic DirectorThe Flea Welcomes Niegel Smith as New Artistic Director
by BWW News Desk - Mar 30, 2015

The Flea Theater has selected Niegel Smith as its Artistic Director. Smith, a director and performance artist with extensive experience at the Public Theater and other venues, will assume the post on May 18. His appointment was announced by Founding Artistic Director Jim Simpson, Producing Director Carol Ostrow, and The Flea's Board of Directors. (more...)

Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10Pacific Northwest Ballet to Present SWAN LAKE, 4/10
by BWW News Desk - Mar 24, 2015

SEATTLE, WA - Pacific Northwest Ballet's Swan Lake, choreographed by Founding Artistic Director Kent Stowell, returns to the McCaw Hall stage as the fifth offering of PNB's 2014-15 season. This beloved story ballet, revered by audiences and dancers alike, is classical ballet at its very best. Sumptuous scenery, costumes, and lighting, and an achingly beautiful Tchaikovsky score, set the stage for the ethereal corps de ballet and the ultimate challenge for ballerinas all over the world—the dual role of Odette, trapped in the body of a white swan until the oath of her true love sets her free; and Odile, the “Black Swan” temptress. With an added performance on opening weekend, Swan Lake runs for nine performances only, from April 10 through 19 at Seattle Center's Marion Oliver McCaw Hall. Tickets start at $30. For more information, contact the PNB Box Office at 206.441.2424, in person at 301 Mercer Street, or online at PNB.org. (more...)

Hayes Theatre Co Presents Australian Premiere of VIOLETHayes Theatre Co Presents Australian Premiere of VIOLET
by BWW News Desk - Mar 22, 2015

?Blue Saint Productions in association with Hayes Theatre Co are thrilled to premiere the 2014 Broadway revival of VIOLET in Australia. (more...)

George Takei, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Pittsburgh Humanities FestivalGeorge Takei, Tonya Pinkins & More Set for Pittsburgh Humanities Festival
by BWW News Desk - Mar 2, 2015

The Pittsburgh Cultural Trust and the Humanities Center of Carnegie Mellon University announce the launch of the inaugural Pittsburgh Humanities Festival, scheduled for March 26-29, 2015. The Festival will take place throughout Pittsburgh's Cultural District and neighboring locales. (more...)

The Dio to Present VIOLET, 4/3-5/17The Dio to Present VIOLET, 4/3-5/17
by BWW News Desk - Mar 19, 2015

The Dio - Dining & Entertainment, Livingston County's only professional dinner theatre, is very excited to produce the beautiful, and rarely produced musical, Violet. (more...)

Court Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDENCourt Theatre Sets Cast of THE SECRET GARDEN
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Court Theatre Artistic Director Charles Newell and Executive Director Stephen J. Albert present The Secret Garden, directed by Artistic Director Charles Newell with musical direction by Doug Peck. Based on the beloved novel by Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden features musical book and lyrics by Marsha Norman and music by Lucy Simon. The Secret Garden runs May 21 - June 21, 2015 at Court Theatre, 5535 S. Ellis Avenue. (more...)

Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe and Savion Glover Team for New Musical 'SHUFFLE ALONG'; Coming to Broadway Next Spring!
by BWW News Desk - Mar 12, 2015

Next spring, Tony Award winners Audra McDonald, George C. Wolfe, and Savion Glover will team up to collaborate on SHUFFLE ALONG, Or, The Making of the Musical Sensation of 1921 and All That Followed, a musical about the events that led to the creation of the groundbreaking Eubie Blake-Noble Sissle musical Shuffle Along. Starring Audra McDonald as the 1920's star Lottie Gee, directed by George C. Wolfe -- with a book written by Wolfe -- and choreographed by Savion Glover, the musical marks the first time that the writer/director and choreographer will have worked together since their 1996 hit Bring in 'da Noise, Bring in 'da Funk. Previews will begin Monday, March 14, 2016. Opening night is Thursday, April 21, 2016 at the Music Box Theatre (239 West 45th Street). (more...)

Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24Berkeley Rep to Stage the West Coast Premiere of HEAD OF PASSES, 4/10-5/24
by BWW News Desk - Mar 11, 2015

Berkeley Repertory Theatre proudly welcomes MacArthur "Genius" Award winner Tarell Alvin McCraney for the West Coast premiere of Head of Passes, a poignant and poetic story about the journey of family and faith, trial and tribulation. In a dilapidated house near the ever-shifting mouth of the Mississippi, Shelah's family gathers on a stormy night for her birthday -- bringing ghosts and secrets of the past with them. As her roof buckles under the weight of the rain, Shelah's convictions begin to wash away, leaving her to excavate the truths buried below. Directed by Tina Landau, the riveting Head of Passes comes to the Bay Area straight from its critically lauded world premiere in Chicago. Head of Passes is a co-production with the Public Theater in New York. It begins previews on Berkeley Rep's intimate Thrust Stage on Friday, April 10, opens on Friday, April 17, and runs through Sunday, May 24, 2015. Press night for Head of Passes will be held on Friday, April 17, 2015. (more...)

Cast Set for Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere, Beginning Next MonthCast Set for Signature Theatre's SIMPLY SONDHEIM World Premiere, Beginning Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Mar 10, 2015

Virginia's Signature Theatre is proud to announce the full cast for Simply Sondheim, the world premiere special event celebrating Stephen Sondheim and Signature Theatre's special partnership over the last 25 years. (more...)

Tonya Pinkins, Kathleen Chalfant & More Set for ITLP Benefit Reading, 2/9Tonya Pinkins, Kathleen Chalfant & More Set for ITLP Benefit Reading, 2/9
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

Celebrated Broadway and Off-Broadway actors Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change, Radio Golf), Kathleen Chalfant (Angels in America, Wit), Brian Murray (The Crucible, The Play About The Baby), Jay O. Sanders (Pygmalion, The Apple Family Plays) and Nilaja Sun (No Child) will do a Benefit reading for The International Theatre and Literacy Project (ITLP) itlp.org on Monday February 9th at 7:30pm at The Daryl Roth Theatre 101 East 15th Street, New York City. They will be joined by actors James Williams (Radio Golf, The Piano Lesson), Peter Francis James (The Merchant of Venice, On Golden Pond), Miriam A. Hyman (The Commons of Pensacola, Macbeth) and Devin Haqq (Richard III, Macbeth). (more...)

N.C. Symphony to Present LOUIS AND ELLA: ALL THAT JAZZ, 1/16-17N.C. Symphony to Present LOUIS AND ELLA: ALL THAT JAZZ, 1/16-17
by BWW News Desk - Jan 7, 2015

The North Carolina Symphony will pay tribute to two of the most beloved performers of the 20th century with Louis and Ella: All That Jazz, which will feature the music of Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald performed by trumpeter and vocalist Byron Stripling and vocalist Marva Hicks, with drummer Robert Breithaupt. The Symphony concerts, which will be led by Associate Conductor David Glover, will take place in Meymandi Concert Hall in downtown Raleigh, Friday, Jan. 16, and Saturday, Jan. 17, at 8 p.m. each night. (more...)

Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8Kate Eastwood Norris and Holly Twyford to Star in MARY STUART at the Folger, 1/27-3/8
by BWW News Desk - Jan 6, 2015

England's most storied rivalry takes center stage at Folger Theatre in Friedrich Schiller's classic drama Mary Stuart from January 27- March 8, 2015. (more...)

SIDE SHOW's, Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, and More Set For BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall, 1/26SIDE SHOW's, Erin Davie, Emily Padgett, and More Set For BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 4, 2015

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, on Monday, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, Erin Davie and Emily Padgett sing their two famous duets, 'Who Will Love Me as I Am?' and 'I Will Never Leave You' for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. (more...)

Select Seats Still Available For ITLP Benefit Reading With Tonya Pinkins & MoreSelect Seats Still Available For ITLP Benefit Reading With Tonya Pinkins & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Jan 28, 2015

Select seats are still on sale for this exciting charity benefit reading! (more...)

Free Reading Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER Set for Feb 2 at SLACFree Reading Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER Set for Feb 2 at SLAC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 27, 2015

Salt Lake Acting Company will present a free reading of Tony Kushner's TINY KUSHNER, a series of five short one-act plays. This reading, a part of SLAC's New Play Sounding Series, will take place on February 2 at 7:00 p.m. at the Salt Lake Acting Company and is presented in conjunction with the Tanner Humanities Center's lecture by the celebrated playwright on February 5 at Kingsbury Hall, with support from Lee and Audrey Hollaar. SLAC would like to thank the Jarvis and Constance Doctorow Foundation for their support of the New Play Sounding Series. (more...)

KATHERINE'S COLORED LIEUTENANT to Open Geva's 2015 Fielding Studio SeriesKATHERINE'S COLORED LIEUTENANT to Open Geva's 2015 Fielding Studio Series
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Geva Theatre Center's 2015 Fielding Studio Series begins with the world premiere of Katherine's Colored Lieutenant by Nora Cole and is directed by David Schweizer. The production begins performances on February 5 and runs in the Fielding Nextstage through February 22. (more...)

SIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Lead BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Tonight at Town HallSIDE SHOW's Erin Davie and Emily Padgett Lead BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Tonight at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 26, 2015

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, tonight, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, ERIN DAVIE & EMILY PADGETT, sing their famous two duets for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. Performing 'Unplugged,' audiences will hear these two iconic songs soar with a purity they have never heard before. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Releases Live Show with Laura Osnes, Ellyn Marie MarshThe Theater People Podcast Releases Live Show with Laura Osnes, Ellyn Marie Marsh
by BWW News Desk - Jan 25, 2015

On Monday January 26, 2015, the Theater People Podcast will release their 30th episode which was recorded live at Fontana's Bar in New York City as part of the NYC Podfest. For the event, Theater People welcomed back two time Tony nominee Laura Osnes (CINDERELLA, BONNIE & CLYDE) and KINKY BOOTS favorite Ellyn Marie Marsh. Laura talked about life after CINDERELLA, the roles she auditioned for but didn't get to play, starring in the upcoming CAROUSEL, raps Lin-Manuel Miranda style, and cruises hilariously through a lightening round. Ellyn Marie Marsh performs a hilarious excerpt from her sold out 54 Below debut solo show 'Inappropriate.' (more...)

Aaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the WingsAaron Tveit to Exit Menier Chocolate Factory's ASSASSINS Next Month; Replacement in the Wings
by BWW News Desk - Jan 23, 2015

The Menier Chocolate Factory today announces that Anna Francolini and Michael Xavier will join the cast of Jamie Lloyd's critically acclaimed production of Stephen Sondheim's Assassins. (more...)

Nikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN ConcertNikki Blonsky, Mara Davi & Christine Dwyer Join Tim Realbuto's BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN Concert
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray; "Huge"), Mara Davi (A Chorus Line; Death Takes A Holiday), and Christine Dwyer (Wicked; Rent) join previously announced Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"), Laurissa Romain ("Top Five"), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story) as the special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG Opens 1/28 at Dave and Mary Alper JCCSTARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG Opens 1/28 at Dave and Mary Alper JCC
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

STARS OF DAVID: STORY TO SONG, a new musical revue based on the best-selling book by Abigail Pogrebin, and produced by Tony Award winning producer Daryl Roth, continues its Florida tour, opening January 28 and continuing through February 1 at Miami's Dave and Mary Alper JCC, followed by performances February 4 through February 15 at Miami Beach's The Gleason Room - Backstage at the Fillmore and February 17 through March 15 at West Palm Beach's Kravis Center - Persson Hall. (more...)

Jason Robert Brown Concert, Featuring Anika Noni Rose, Now Available OnlineJason Robert Brown Concert, Featuring Anika Noni Rose, Now Available Online
by BWW News Desk - Jan 22, 2015

Jason Robert Brown's 2011 high-powered concert with Tony winner Anika Noni Rose, recorded at New York City's historic Abrons Art Center, is now available to stream or download for $5, the three-time Tony-winning composer announced today on his official website. Click here for the concert! (more...)


by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

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Move Over Chita! Oprah Winfrey Wants to Star in Tony Kushner's New Version of THE VISIT on BroadwayMove Over Chita! Oprah Winfrey Wants to Star in Tony Kushner's New Version of THE VISIT on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

According to the New York Post, Chita Rivera wasn't the only star vying to bring The Visit to Broadway this season. Oprah Winfrey has reportedly been waiting for Tony Kushner to finish a new translation of Friedrich Durrenmatt's satirical 1956 play. (more...)

Ashley Brown & Josh Young Join BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Lineup at Town HallAshley Brown & Josh Young Join BROADWAY UNPLUGGED Lineup at Town Hall
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, on Monday, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, ERIN DAVIE & EMILY PADGETT, sing their famous two duets for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. Performing 'Unplugged,' audiences will hear these two iconic songs soar with a purity they have never heard before. They will be joined by their SIDE SHOW co-star, RYAN SILVERMAN (Drama Desk Nominee for PASSION), and one of the stars of the original production of SIDE SHOW, JEFF McCARTHY. Other great stars in the cast of Broadway Unplugged are Tony Award Winners TONYA PINKINS (Caroline or Change) and CHUCK COOPER (The Life), plus Two-Time Tony Nominee MARY TESTA, Tony Nominee JOSH YOUNG (Jesus Chris Superstar), Broadway Stars ASHLEY BROWN (the original Mary Poppins on Broadway), ELIZABETH STANLEY (On The Town), KAREN MASON (MAMMA MIA!) and WILLIAM MICHALS (Emile de Beque in the Lincoln Center Production of South Pacific). (more...)

Slow Burn Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature BIG FISH, VIOLET & MoreSlow Burn Theatre Company's 2015-16 Season to Feature BIG FISH, VIOLET & More
by BWW News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

South Florida's acclaimed Slow Burn Theatre Company has announced its upcoming 2015-16 season, featuring four contemporary musicals that will be presented exclusively at the Broward Center for the Performing Arts. (more...)

Tony Winner Anika Noni Rose Options TV/Film Rights to BONE STREET RUMBATony Winner Anika Noni Rose Options TV/Film Rights to BONE STREET RUMBA
by Movies News Desk - Jan 20, 2015

Tony-Award winner Anika Noni Rose has optioned the TV and Film rights to Daniel Jose Older's fantasy series BONE STREET RUMBA. (more...)

Mary Testa, Karen Mason to Join Cast of SIDE SHOW & More in BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall, 1/26Mary Testa, Karen Mason to Join Cast of SIDE SHOW & More in BROADWAY UNPLUGGED at Town Hall, 1/26
by BWW News Desk - Jan 19, 2015

Broadway Unplugged, the critically acclaimed annual concert event at The Town Hall, will make history once again when, on Monday, January 26th, the stars of the recent revival of SIDE SHOW, ERIN DAVIE & EMILY PADGETT, sing their famous two duets for the first time in a major concert hall without the aid of any amplification. (more...)

LES MIS Star Joins Maury Yeston Tribute, BOOKSELLER IN THE RAINLES MIS Star Joins Maury Yeston Tribute, BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 17, 2015

Joshua Colley, who starred as Les in Broadway's Newsies, and is currently originating the role of Gavroche in the Broadway revival of Les Miserables, has just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Tony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAINTony Winner Tonya Pinkins to Join Tim Realbuto in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN
by BWW News Desk - Jan 16, 2015

Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change) and Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance) have just joined the lineup of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. (more...)

Theater People Podcast Welcomes The Ensemblist's Brady, LanzaroneTheater People Podcast Welcomes The Ensemblist's Brady, Lanzarone
by BWW News Desk - Jan 13, 2015

For the current episode of the Theater People Podcast, host Patrick Hinds interviews Mo Brady and Nikka Graff Lanzarone, hosts of 'The Ensemblist' Podcast. The episode concludes with section of 'The Ensemblist' episode In Tech. Mo and Nikka are both Broadway performers in their own right--Mo is an THE ADDAMS FAMILY alum and Nikka was seen in WOMEN ON THE VERGE OF A NERVOUS BREAKDOWN and as Velma Kelly in CHICAGO. (more...)

MAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 SeasonMAN OF LA MANCHA, VEILS, BUTLER and More Set for Barrington Stage's 2015 Season
by BWW News Desk - Jan 12, 2015

At a press conference held at Barrington Stage Company's Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, Artistic Director Julianne Boyd announced the theatre's 2015 season of musicals and plays that will take place in Downtown Pittsfield in the Boyd-Quinson Mainstage, St. Germain Stage and Youth Theatre venues. (more...)

John Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni RoseJohn Patrick Shanley to Host 'A Date With History' Gala Celebration ft Anika Noni Rose
by BWW News Desk - Feb 9, 2015

John Patrick Shanley and Nylon Fusion Theatre Company will host a gala celebration honoring Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning, Tony Award-nominated director, actor, playwright, and instructor Austin Pendleton along with Obie Award and Tony Award-winner Anika Noni Rose. (more...)

NASHVILLE THEATER 101: Brooke Leigh Davis & Robert ColesNASHVILLE THEATER 101: Brooke Leigh Davis & Robert Coles
by Jeffrey Ellis - Feb 9, 2015

Why do you do theater? We've been putting that question to members of the Nashville theater famiy for the past month to find out what it is that motivates creative types to pursue an illusory and challenging career, while for others the theater gives them a creative avocation that helps keep them sane. Today, in our latest installment of Nashville Theater 101, we introduce two more members of our wildly divergent, almost prototypically dysfunctional theater family: Brooke Leigh Davis and Robert Coles. (more...)

The Theater People Podcast Welcomes LES MIS' Tony-Nominated Keala SettleThe Theater People Podcast Welcomes LES MIS' Tony-Nominated Keala Settle
by Matt Tamanini - Feb 8, 2015

On Monday, February 9 2015, the Theater People Podcast welcomes Keala Settle, Tony nominee for HANDS ON A HARDBODY, currently starring as Madame Thenardier in the Broadway production of LES MISERABLES Keala shares stories from her three years on the road as Tracy Turnblad in the national tour of HAIRSPRAY, making her Broadway debut in PRISCILLA: QUEEN OF THE DESERT, how the HARDBODY Tony nomination changed her life, and how she won the role of Thenardier having never seen a single production of LES MIS. Keala also talks about the darker side of the business, the heartache of HANDS ON A HARDBODY being a a critical failure which resulted in a swift closure,how the HAIRSPRAY tour led to her decision to step away from acting, and her cherished time working as a stagehand while she tried to figure out if she should take another stab at performing. (more...)

AMERICAN IDOL Alum Eric Anthony Lopez Joins Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute CastAMERICAN IDOL Alum Eric Anthony Lopez Joins Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 7, 2015

American Idol's Eric Anthony Lopez completes the principal list of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Bookseller in the Rain, a tribute to the music of legendary composer Maury Yeston. Mr. Lopez joins previously announced Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change),Mara Davi ("Smash"), Jenna Leigh Green ("Sabrina, the Teenage Witch"), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story). Also present will be our guest of honor, Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated composer Maury Yeston. (more...)

Aaron Walpole & More Round Out Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute CastAaron Walpole & More Round Out Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Cast
by BWW News Desk - Feb 4, 2015

Aaron Walpole (Les Miserables), Wendi Bergamini (Doctor Zhivago), and Natalie Ballenger (Orange Blossoms) complete the list of special guest stars for Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston tribute concert Bookseller in the Rain. Bergamini and Walpole join previously announced Golden Globe nominee Nikki Blonsky (Hairspray), Tony Award winner Tonya Pinkins (Caroline, or Change), Mara Davi ('Smash'), Jenna Leigh Green ('Sabrina, the Teenage Witch'), Laurissa Romain ('Top Five'), Joshua Colley (Les Miserables), Christine Dwyer (Wicked), Ovation Award nominee Erika Amato (Flashdance), Kimberly Faye Greenberg (Danny and Sylvia), Abigail Ludrof (The HVAC Plays), and Emily Esposito (A Christmas Story). Also present will be our guest of honor, Tony Award winning and Oscar nominated composer Maury Yeston. (more...)

Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's 90th Season to Include INTO THE WOODS, THE GREAT GATSBY, PETER PAN, and More!Grand Rapids Civic Theatre's 90th Season to Include INTO THE WOODS, THE GREAT GATSBY, PETER PAN, and More!
by BWW News Desk - Feb 27, 2015

The Grand Rapids Civic Theatre and School of Theatre Arts announces their 90th Season! We celebrate our legacy with a season that transports us through the decades: from the roaring twenties through the Civil Rights movement, and into a world of fairytale fantasy. (more...)

Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 3/29Theater Resources Unlimited to Host Writer-Producer Speed Date, 3/29
by BWW News Desk - Feb 26, 2015

Theater Resources Unlimited (TRU) presents Writer-Producer Speed Date (The Art of the Pitch) on Sunday March 29, 2015 at 5:30pm and 6:30pmat The Players Theatre, 115 MacDougal Street, 3rd floor. (more...)

Eric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKEEric Hissom, Grace Gonglewski & More to Star in Arena Stage's VANYA AND SONIA AND MASHA AND SPIKE
by BWW News Desk - Feb 25, 2015

Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater announces the full company for the Washington, D.C. premiere of Christopher Durang's Tony Award-winning comedy Vanya and Sonia and Masha and Spike. (more...)

Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/21-2/22/2015Top Stories You Missed on BWW This Weekend - 2/21-2/22/2015
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Hottest Articles on BroadwayWorld.com from this weekend Sunday, February 22, 2015 - Sunday, February 22, 2015. (more...)

April Nixon Stars in World Premiere of TRUTH The Musical; Musical to Be Streamed from DCApril Nixon Stars in World Premiere of TRUTH The Musical; Musical to Be Streamed from DC
by BWW News Desk - Feb 22, 2015

APRIL NIXON (OLIVIER AWARD nominee, B'way/National Tour: Cats, Tommy, Smokey Joe's Cafe, Damn Yankees, 9 to 5, Fosse, The Wiz, Sweet Charity, Dreamgirls, Caroline or Change), ASHLEY WARE JENKINS (Celie; Color Purple National Tour) and THADDEUS MCCANTS (TV: Boardwalk Empire - co-star, Young & Restless - lead) head the cast of TRUTH the musical, by Keni Fine and music by Keni Fine & Tony Small, directed by Oscar Blustin. Opening out of town at THEARC Theater in Washington, D.C. Feb 26 - 28, 2015. (more...)

Tim Realbuto to Duet With GHOSTLIGHT Co-Writer Matthew Martin in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN, 2/15Tim Realbuto to Duet With GHOSTLIGHT Co-Writer Matthew Martin in BOOKSELLER IN THE RAIN, 2/15
by BWW News Desk - Feb 13, 2015

Matthew Martin, who co-wrote the popular, Broadway-aimed musical Ghostlight with Tim Realbuto will duet with his co-writer Tim's upcoming Maury Yeston tribute concert, Realbuto announced this morning. The two best friends will duet on Yeston's Love Can't Happen from 'Grand Hotel.' (more...)

Amy Spanger Replaces Nikki Blonsky in Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute ConcertAmy Spanger Replaces Nikki Blonsky in Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Nikki Blonsky, who was originally scheduled to perform in Tim Realbuto's Bookseller in the Rain Maury Yeston tribute concert, had to withdraw from the production due to a severe flu that has left her on bed rest with extremely strict orders from her doctors. Drama Desk nominee Amy Spanger ('Six Feet Under'; Reefer Madness) has replaced Ms. Blonsky as the show's opener, singing Yeston's Oscar nominated hit 'Take It All.' (more...)

Amy Spanger Replaces Nikki Blonsky in Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute ConcertAmy Spanger Replaces Nikki Blonsky in Tim Realbuto's Maury Yeston Tribute Concert
by BWW News Desk - Feb 12, 2015

Nikki Blonsky, who was originally scheduled to perform in Tim Realbuto's Bookseller in the Rain Maury Yeston tribute concert, had to withdraw from the production due to a severe flu that has left her on bed rest with extremely strict orders from her doctors. (more...)

LaChanze to Lead 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Reunion Concert at 54 Below Next MonthLaChanze to Lead 'BUBBLY BLACK GIRL' Reunion Concert at 54 Below Next Month
by BWW News Desk - Feb 10, 2015

The National Alliance for Musical Theatre (NAMT) will present a reunion concert of Kirsten Childs' THE BUBBLY BLACK GIRL SHEDS HER CHAMELEON SKIN on March 30, 2015 at 7pm at 54 Below. The concert will be directed by original cast member Jerry Dixon (If/Then) with original music director Fred Carl (Miracle Brothers) leading members of the original band. (more...)

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