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From a concept by Michael Bennett

A Chorus Line tells the story of a group of 17 performers vying for the chance to dance in a Broadway show. After all the sweat and tears, only eight will be chosen for this opportunity of a lifetime. Winner of nine Tony Awards including Best Musical, A Chorus Line is a timeless show for anyone who has ever dared to dream.


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AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE Set for UNFringed, 8/25AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE Set for UNFringed, 8/25
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

The UNFringed Festival and The Secret Theatre are pleased to present AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE, conceived by Sam Viverito, written by Wendy Biller, Chris Hawthorne and Sam Viverito, with music by Ronnie Lawson and lyrics by Ronnie Lawson, Wendy Biller and Chris Hawthorne. Direction by Sam Viverito. Performances run Tuesday, August 25 at 7:00 pm, Thursday, August 27 at 7:00 pm, Saturday, August 29 at 5:00 pm, and Sunday, August 30 at 7:00 pm. All tickets are $18.00. For reservations and information visit http://unfringed2015.bpt.me or https://web.ovationtix.com/trs/pe.c/10017942 or call (718) 392-0722. The Secret Theatre is located at 4402 23rd St, Long Island City, NY 11101. E, M, G & 7 trains to Court Square or the N or Q train to Queensboro Plaza. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CTG's BENTSTAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of CTG's BENT
by Stage Tube - Jul 31, 2015

Just in to BroadwayWorld! Martin Sherman's BENT, a groundbreaking drama about the rare power of love in the most inhumane conditions, will be directed by Moisés Kaufman, began previews on July 15 and opens July 26 for a run through August 23, 2015, at the Center Theatre Group/Mark Taper Forum. BroadwayWorld has a stunning first look at highlights below! (more...)

AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE, Celebrating Broadway Choreography, Returning to Joyce Theater, 12/22-1/3/2016AMERICAN DANCE MACHINE, Celebrating Broadway Choreography, Returning to Joyce Theater, 12/22-1/3/2016
by BWW News Desk - Jul 31, 2015

American Dance Machine for the 21st Century (ADM21), for those who love the dance in Broadway musicals, will return to New York City's Joyce Theater (175 Eighth Avenue) after their sold out run last year, it was announced today by founder and producing artistic director Nikki Feirt Atkins.  Performances begin Tuesday, December 22nd and run through Sunday, January 3rd.  Tickets start at $10. (more...)

Alice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & SeptemberAlice Ripley, Will Swenson, NEWSIES Reunion & More Set for 54 Below in August & September
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

This August and September, 54 BELOW presents an exciting lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54th Street. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visitwww.54Below.com.  (more...)

Broadway's Saunders Siblings to Play 54 Below, 8/3Broadway's Saunders Siblings to Play 54 Below, 8/3
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, presents Broadway's Saunders Siblings on August 3 @ 9:30pm. Family never sounded so good! Alanna Saunders (NBC's Peter Pan Live!), Heath Saunders (Lennon: Through A Glass Onion), Claire Saunders (Nancy Meyers' The Intern) and Trent Saunders (Disney's Aladdin on Broadway) will rock you with a mix of pop and contemporary Broadway. You won't stop smiling as these four take you on a comic journey into their surprising, mixed-up, close-knit family. Go on, challenge yourself to pick your favorite between identical twins Alanna and Claire. You've never heard songs from Adele, Anastasia (the movie), Sam Smith and Jason Robert Brown sung quite this way before. (more...)

Photo Flash: Sneak Peek at Carolann M. Sanita, German Alexander and More in Rehearsals for WEST SIDE STORY at Music CircusPhoto Flash: Sneak Peek at Carolann M. Sanita, German Alexander and More in Rehearsals for WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Jul 30, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances are Tuesday, August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  Check out a sneak peek at rehearsals below! (more...)

SOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-BendingSOUND OFF Special Edition: 10 Classic Roles Ready For Gender-Bending
by Pat Cerasaro - Jul 29, 2015

Lines are blurring. Gender-bending is seemingly everywhere these days, from high fashion ads to news coverage to I AM CAIT, Queen Latifah as The Wiz and beyond. Furthermore, one of the most provocative and popular stories of last week was the news of a Canadian regional production of A Chorus Line casting a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, renamed Casey. With the additional angle of Broadway currently being abuzz with the appearance of stage and screen star Taye Diggs stepping into the iconic high heels of the titular character in the recently multi-Tony Award-winning musical HEDWIG & THE ANGRY INCH - itself centered on a transsexual character - it seems as though now would be the ideal time to consider some other musical theatre mainstays and how they could be re-purposed and refreshed with a gender-bended twist. Although certain roles seems tailor-made to such treatment, it is illuminating to consider the rich possibilities that could potentially be afforded in the experience of witnessing the right performer of perhaps the perceivably wrong sex tackling a role normally associated with the opposite gender. Who knows, maybe a female Phantom or a make Elphaba are not that wildly spurious or far-fetched to consider given the compelling performances that have been given by unlikely actors in roles traditionally portrayed in a certain way. Theatre is nothing without reinvention and these are my top 10 picks for musicals I would like to see taken on with fresh eyes and a new outlook. (more...)

Megan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes OverMegan Fairchild Exits ON THE TOWN Today; NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Takes Over
by BWW News Desk - Aug 9, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

Donna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & MoreDonna McKechnie Talks SAME PLACE, ANOTHER TIME At 54 Below, A CHORUS LINE & More
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 7, 2015

A living legend is coming to 54 Below! (more...)

Stephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This MonthStephanie Mieko Cohen, Laura D'Andre, Peter Saide, Oliver Thornton and More to Bring HAIR to Music Circus This Month
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

To round out its 65th season, Music Circus presents Hair, the groundbreaking musical that defined a generation and introduced rock 'n' roll to Broadway. Set against a backdrop of the Vietnam era, a group of late 1960s youth join a social revolution and 'Let the Sun Shine In.' Featuring hit songs such as 'Aquarius,' 'Let The Sun Shine In' and 'Easy To Be Hard,' Hair is an exhilarating and emotionally intense ride that Variety calls 'a rock musical that communicates viscerally with its audience. The score's vigorousness and variety are remarkable.' (more...)

Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!Duke Lafoon to Star as 'George Bailey' in Goodspeed's A WONDERFUL LIFE; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Grammy and Emmy Award-winner Joe Raposo and Tony Award and Pulitzer Prize winner Sheldon Harnick's uplifting musical A Wonderful Life reminds us how one person's life can touch that of so many others. Based on the beloved 1946 holiday movie classic, this charming musical is sure to inspire and entertain. A Wonderful Life will run September 18 through November 29 at the Goodspeed Opera House in East Haddam, Conn. (more...)

THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7THIS WEEK IN PICTURES: August 1-7
by BWW Special Coverage - Aug 7, 2015

Still reeling from Something Rotten's Bryant Park performance? Still trying to win the 'Ham4Ham' lottery? Didn't have time check in on all of the latest Broadway news? Well don't worry BroadwayWorld has rounded up some of the biggest stories from this week from Broadway and beyond with BroadwayWorld's 'This Week in Pictures.' (more...)

Photo Coverage: First Look at Short North Stage's THE LAST NIGHT OF DISCOPhoto Coverage: First Look at Short North Stage's THE LAST NIGHT OF DISCO
by Jerri Shafer - Aug 7, 2015

Ever wondered what it would have been like to be a patron of the world-famous Studio 54 nightclub in the 1970s? Well now you can! This August, Short North Stage is transforming the Garden Theater into the legendary Manhattan nightclub and we are inviting you to come dance the night away with celebrities like Liza, Warhol, and Cher. Hit the dance floor, enjoy from the sidelines or reserve a VIP table and watch as the show unfolds around you in a 360 degree immersive theatrical experience. (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosaTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- ON THE TOWN's Stephen DeRosa
by BWW Staff - Aug 7, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Stephen DeRosa, who plays a slew of characters in On the Town, currently playing at the Lyric Theatre. (more...)

BWW Reviews:  HAMILTON Takes a Shot at BroadwayBWW Reviews: HAMILTON Takes a Shot at Broadway
by Michael Dale - Aug 7, 2015

Any concerns about the state of 21st Century Broadway musicals can be swiftly addressed by having The Public Theater transfer a show to Times Square once every season. (more...)

LOUISA, REQUESTED Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next WeekLOUISA, REQUESTED Set for Late Night at 54 Below Next Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 7, 2015

Craving a show after the show?  54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club, is expanding its popular late-night series with fresh faces and hot new performances to keep the party buzzing into the wee hours. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. 54 BELOW welcomes you to loosen your tie and embrace the night at its upcoming event:  (more...)

STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus - Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More!STAGE TUBE: First Look at Highlights of WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus - Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 7, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances run August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!The World Was Wide Enough... Meet the Full Cast of HAMILTON, Opening Tonight on Broadway!
by Meet the Cast - Aug 6, 2015

HAMILTON, the story of 'the ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,' opens tonight at the Richard Rodgers Theatre. Scroll down to learn more about the full company and watch clips from the musical! (more...)

Breaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on BroadwayBreaking News: ON THE TOWN Sets Fall Closing Date on Broadway
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

This just in... The Tony Award nominated revival of ON THE TOWN will conclude its run on Broadway on Sunday, September 6 following 28 previews and 368 regular performances, making this the longest-running Broadway production of the show since the 1944 original. (more...)

SMILE & Disney's 101 DALMATIANS Up Next at Open Air TheatreSMILE & Disney's 101 DALMATIANS Up Next at Open Air Theatre
by BWW News Desk - Aug 6, 2015

A behind-the-scenes look at a 1985 beauty pageant is the humorous plot for the next production at the Washington Crossing Open Air Theatre when Smile the Musical makes its debut. Presented by the Alumni of Lambertville, N.J.'s Downtown Performing Arts Center, the musical comedy will be performed for one weekend only on Friday, August 14, Saturday, August 15 and Sunday, August 16 at 7:30 pm. (more...)

WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/2015 - HAMILTON Opens on Broadway!WAKE UP with BWW 8/6/2015 - HAMILTON Opens on Broadway!
by Jessica Khan - Aug 6, 2015

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: HAMILTON opens on Broadway tonight! (more...)

Photo Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Music CircusPhoto Flash: First Look at Justin Matthew Sargent, Carolann M. Sanita and More in WEST SIDE STORY at Music Circus
by BWW News Desk - Aug 5, 2015

With a cast featuring Music Circus audience favorites and Broadway veterans, several of which have performed in the show on Broadway and on tour, West Side Story, the fifth production in the 65th Music Circus season, celebrates Broadway at its greatest. Performances run August 4 through Sunday, August 9 at the Wells Fargo Pavilion.  BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below! (more...)

Photo Coverage: A Helluva Guy- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck Honored with Sardi's CaricaturePhoto Coverage: A Helluva Guy- ON THE TOWN's Tony Yazbeck Honored with Sardi's Caricature
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Just yesterday, Tony Yazbeck was honored at the legendary Sardi's Restaurant with his very own portrait.Yazbeck earned 2015 Tony Award, Drama League Award and Outer Critics Circle Award nominations as well as the 2015 Astaire Award, for his portrayal of 'Gabey' in the hit Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN. His other Broadway credits include Chicago (Billy Flynn), Irving Berlin's White Christmas (Phil Davis), Gypsywith Patti LuPone (Tulsa, Outer Critics Circle nom.), A Chorus Line (Al), Oklahoma!, Never Gonna Dance, and Gypsy with Tyne Daly. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Donna McKechnie Previews SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME at 54 BelowPhoto Coverage: Donna McKechnie Previews SAME PLACE: ANOTHER TIME at 54 Below
by Walter McBride - Aug 5, 2015

Tony Award winner Donna McKechnie graces the stage of 54 Below with a return engagement of Same Place: Another Time: a musical deja vu celebrating the scintillating 70's in New York City - the heyday of Studio 54. McKechnie, best known the world over for creating the role of Cassie in A Chorus Line, is also well-known for her Broadway appearances in State Fair; On the Town; Company; Promises, Promises; and How To Succeed in Business Without Really Trying. For these two very special performances, Donna will salute this remarkable era via the music of Jim Croce, Peter Allen, Marvin Hamlisch and Stephen Sondheim. The evening will also include a special tribute to Kander & Ebb, celebrating their last musical The Visit. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of PETER PAN at Music Circus - Jenn Colella, Jennifer Hope Wills, Paul Schoeffler and More!STAGE TUBE: Watch Highlights of PETER PAN at Music Circus - Jenn Colella, Jennifer Hope Wills, Paul Schoeffler and More!
by Stage Tube - Aug 4, 2015

The 65th Music Circus season continues with Peter Pan, a high-flying, magical journey to Neverland that critics call 'purely delightful...ageless...a wonderful tradition.' The cast includes Broadway veterans, Music Circus audience favorites, and talented actors making their Music Circus debut this season. Performances are July 21 through Sunday, July 26. Check out a first look at highlights below! (more...)

Paul Sadlik Joins Cast of AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE at UNFringed FestivalPaul Sadlik Joins Cast of AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE at UNFringed Festival
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

The UNFringed Festival and The Secret Theatre are pleased to present AN INTOLERANT VAUDEVILLE, conceived by Sam Viverito, written by Wendy Biller, Chris Hawthorne and Sam Viverito, with music by Ronnie Lawson and lyrics by Ronnie Lawson, Wendy Biller and Chris Hawthorne. Direction by Sam Viverito. (more...)

Kritzerland to Celebrate Five Years with All-Star Cast in THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY IVKritzerland to Celebrate Five Years with All-Star Cast in THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY IV
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

Kritzerland at Sterling's Upstairs at The Federal presents THE SONGS THAT GOT AWAY IV, their 5th anniversary show, on Sunday, September 6, 2015 at 7:00 PM. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWNNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Will Succeed Megan Fairchild in ON THE TOWN
by BWW News Desk - Aug 4, 2015

New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild will depart the Broadway revival of ON THE TOWN on August 9 to return to the NYC Ballet. Fairchild will be succeeded by New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin, who will step into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from August 11 - 23. Beginning August 25,Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut as 'Ivy Smith' for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

DAISY AND JORDAN'S SUNDAY BRUNCH OF SHAME Set for Rockwell: Table and Stage, 8/9DAISY AND JORDAN'S SUNDAY BRUNCH OF SHAME Set for Rockwell: Table and Stage, 8/9
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Rockwell: Table and Stage presents Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame, a brand new comedy talk show with music. Do you like show tunes AND pop music? Do you like brunch? Did you have a little too much fun last night? Do you like to laugh? If you answered 'yes' to any of these questions then you won't want to miss Daisy and Jordan's Sunday Brunch of Shame. (more...)

BWW EXCLUSIVE: A CHORUS LINE's 'Casey' Speaks! Hunter Agnew Talks Gender-Bended Canadian ProductionBWW EXCLUSIVE: A CHORUS LINE's 'Casey' Speaks! Hunter Agnew Talks Gender-Bended Canadian Production
by Pat Cerasaro - Aug 3, 2015

One of the hottest stories of the summer has been Canadian regional theater Blue Canoe Theatrical Productions' game-changing and gender-bended mounting of classic Pulitzer Prize-winning musical A Chorus Line featuring a male actor in the leading role of Cassie, now referred to as Casey. Today, Kingston actor Hunter Agnew speaks exclusively to BroadwayWorld about how he became involved in the production, the revolutionary take on the show envisioned by the creative team for this production as well as his own thoughts on portraying a character traditionally played by an actress - of course, Broadway legend Donna McKechnie famously originally essayed the part and won the Tony Award for Best Leading Actress In A Musical for her efforts. Go inside the production and learn all about a buzz-worthy new take on a familiar classic below and be sure to check out BroadwayWorld's previous coverage of the production that closed late last month, available here. (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/3/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 3, 2015

Sometimes it seems there is so much theater happening that it's difficult to keep track of it all. From personal experience, despite all the datebooks, smart phones, tablets, desktop computers and laptops...it's hard to keep everything straight in this wacky business of the show. Thus, we are happy to present a new feature: The Nashville Theater Calendar, a comprehensive - maybe even exhaustive (lord knows we're exhausted from putting it together, gathering all the info from all over the interwebs!) - listing of theatrical openings for the 2015/16 season. We'll update the calendar every Monday, clearing out the shows that have closed and adding additional information on the shows still to come. Something's missing? That's an easy fix: just send us a message here, on Facebook, or by email at jeffreyellis37215@att.com. (more...)

Donna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This WeekDonna McKechnie, VILLAIN: DEBLANKS & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

CC Playhouse to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, Opening 8/6CC Playhouse to Present THE FOX ON THE FAIRWAY, Opening 8/6
by BWW News Desk - Aug 3, 2015

Opening August 6, Cumberland County Playhouse presents a madcap adventure about love, life, and man's eternal love affair with golf, The Fox on the Fairway! Written by Ken Ludwig (Crazy for You, Lend Me A Tenor, Moon Over Buffalo), The Fox on the Fairway pulls the rug out from under the stuffy members of a posh country club. Filled with mistaken identities, slamming doors, and over-the-top romantic shenanigans, it's a fast-paced comedy that recalls the Marx Brothers' classics. This hysterical comedy is sure to be a hit with everyone who loved Suite Surrender or The Foreigner! (more...)

Cast Announced for Seattle Music Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTARCast Announced for Seattle Music Theatre's JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Seattle Musical Theatre's 2015/2016 season roars to life with the high-voltage rock opera JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR, music by Andrew Lloyd Webber and lyrics by Tim Rice. Seattle superstar Billie Wildrick makes her SMT directorial debut as director and will be joined by SMT Associate Music Consultant Brandon Peck as music director and BroadwayWorld Award-winning Troy Wageman as choreographer. (more...)

BWW Review: Paramount's PIPPIN Shines with a Dark Sexy CircusBWW Review: Paramount's PIPPIN Shines with a Dark Sexy Circus
by Jay Irwin - Aug 17, 2015

Stephen Schwartz's "Pippin" is one of those under appreciated musicals. It definitely has its problems but if done well it can deliver the goods. Well, the current tour of the recent Broadway run certainly delivers those goods. Not only does it retain the dark edginess of the story but it's also infused with thrilling circus routines that make it a crowd pleaser on many levels. (more...)

Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!Breaking: Stephen Bienskie, Donna McKechnie, Hayley Podschun and More to Star in Gattelli & Flaherty's IN YOUR ARMS at The Old Globe; Cast Announced!
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

Among them, the company can claim 18 Tony Awards, 4 Pulitzer Prizes, 6 Pulitzer finalist distinctions, 3 Emmy Awards, and 2 Academy Awards; to list all their honors would take several pages. (more...)

STAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINESTAGE TUBE: On This Day for 8/17/15- A CHORUS LINE
by Stage Tube - Aug 17, 2015

Today in 2008, the first Broadway revival of A Chrous Line closed at the Schoenfeld Theatre, where it ran for 759 performances. A Chorus Line is a musical about Broadway dancers auditioning for spots on A Chorus Line. The book was authored by James Kirkwood, Jr. and Nicholas Dante, lyrics were written by Edward Kleban, and music was composed by Marvin Hamlisch. With nineteen main characters, it is set on the bare stage of a Broadway theatre during an audition for a musical. The show provides a glimpse into the personalities of the performers and the choreographer as they describe the events that have shaped their lives and their decisions to become dancers. The original Broadway production received 12 Tony Award nominations and winning nine of them, in addition to the 1976 Pulitzer Prize for Drama. (more...)

STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4STAGES St. Louis to Present THE FULL MONTY, 9/4-10/4
by BWW News Desk - Aug 17, 2015

STAGES St. Louis welcomes back its red-hot award-winning smash hit The Full Monty! Featuring a powerful story with enduring characters, this hilarious, yet heartwarming musical comedy will run September 4 - October 4 at the Robert G. Reim theatre in Kirkwood.  (more...)

THE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars-  JERSEY BOYS' Richard H. BlakeTHE FRIDAY SIX: Q&As with Your Favorite Broadway Stars- JERSEY BOYS' Richard H. Blake
by BWW Staff - Aug 14, 2015

In this week's edition, we caught up with Richard H. Blake, who stars as 'Tommy DeVito' in Jersey Boys, currently playing at the August Wilson Theatre. (more...)

Palo Alto Players to Stage CHICAGO This SeptemberPalo Alto Players to Stage CHICAGO This September
by BWW News Desk - Aug 14, 2015

Palo Alto Payers, the Peninsula's first theatre company, presents CHICAGO, a brilliant musical satire that brings you the razzle­dazzle music of vaudeville, show­stopping dance numbers - and all that jazz! Written by Fred Ebb and Bob Fosse, with music by John Kander, lyrics by Fred Ebb, and based on the play by Maurine Dallas Watkins, CHICAGO is the winner of six Tony Awards. CHICAGO will play for 11 performances, September 11-27, 2015 at the Lucie Stern Theater located at 1305 Middlefield Road in Palo Alto. (more...)

Broadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel MirandaBroadway It-Guy! 10 Things We Learned About HAMILTON Creator Lin-Manuel Miranda
by Nora Dominick - Aug 12, 2015

He is arguably the biggest composer of the biggest musical in recent years. Lin-Manuel Miranda has transformed Broadway with his critically adored, history-making new musical, Hamilton, which combines the two things he loves the most: hip-hop and musical theatre. On August 12, The New York Times published an extensive article on Miranda entitled 'Lin-Manuel Miranda, Creator and Star of 'Hamilton,' Grew Up on Hip-Hop and Show Tunes.' From the loads of background information included, BroadwayWorld has put together a list of things we learned about the Broadway It-Guy. Check out the list below! (more...)

Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15Nashville Theater Calendar 8/12/15
by Jeffrey Ellis - Aug 12, 2015

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

BWW Reviews: WONDERFUL TOWN: A Nice Place to VisitBWW Reviews: WONDERFUL TOWN: A Nice Place to Visit
by Nancy Grossman - Aug 12, 2015

Katie Anne Clark and Jennifer Ellis are dynamite as the dynamic Sherwood sisters in the Reagle Music Theatre production of WONDERFUL TOWN, an old-fashioned musical comedy with music by Leonard Bernstein and lyrics by Betty Comden and Adolph Green. Clark's comedic flair, Ellis' luminous voice, an ensemble of triple-threat performers, extraordinary choreography, and a 22-piece orchestra are just five of the many good reasons to get yourself to RMT in Waltham before they roll up the sidewalks. (more...)

NYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN TonightNYC Ballet Soloist Georgina Pazcoguin Dances Into ON THE TOWN Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

As BroadwayWorld previously reported, New York City Ballet principal dancer and Theatre World Award Winner Megan Fairchild departed the Broadway revival of On The Town last weekend. Now, New York City Ballet soloist Georgina Pazcoguin steps into the role of 'Ivy Smith' for performances from tonight, August 11, through August 23. Beginning August 25, Misty Copeland will make her Broadway debut in the role for 12 performances only, through September 6. (more...)

MNM's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Moves to Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse This WeekendMNM's SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM Moves to Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse This Weekend
by BWW News Desk - Aug 11, 2015

MNM Productions today announced that its current production of the award-winning musical SIDE BY SIDE BY SONDHEIM is moving to the Kravis Center's Rinker Playhouse in West Palm Beach for five performances (August 13-16) following a successful 10-show run at the Delray Beach Center for the Arts. (more...)

BWW Previews: PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Tokyu Theatre Orb and Other Musicals Scheduled for Tokyo This FallBWW Previews: PRINCE OF BROADWAY at Tokyu Theatre Orb and Other Musicals Scheduled for Tokyo This Fall
by Bonny Loo - Aug 10, 2015

Before iTunes and Spotify came along, I used to collect every original cast CD of any Broadway or West End musical that I could lay my hands on, including foreign language cast recordings. By far, my largest collection of non-English cast CDs consists of Japanese cast recordings, many of which were released by Gekidan Shiki (Shiki Theatre Company). Over the last five decades, Shiki has mounted Japanese-language productions of Applause (1972), Jesus Christ Superstar (1973), West Side Story (1974), A Chorus Line (1979), Evita (1982), Cats (1983), The Phantom of the Opera (1988), Crazy For You (1993), Beauty and the Beast (1995), The Lion King (1998), Aspects of Love (1999), Mamma Mia! (2002), Aida (2003), The Little Mermaid (2013), The Sound of Music (2013), Wicked (2013) and Aladdin (2015). (more...)

BWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley PlayhouseBWW Reviews: THE MUSICAL OF MUSICALS (THE MUSICAL!) at West Valley Playhouse
by Cary Ginell - Aug 10, 2015

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Alice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This WeekAlice Ripley, THE BROADWAY PRINCESS PARTY & More Set for 54 Below This Week
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

This week at 54 BELOW, Broadway's Supper Club presents some of the brightest stars from Broadway, cabaret, jazz and beyond. To purchase tickets or for more information, visit www.54Below.com or call (646) 476-3551. (more...)

OKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The MunyOKLAHOMA!, Featuring Beth Leavel, Ben Davis & More, Begins Tonight at The Muny
by BWW News Desk - Aug 10, 2015

The Muny announced today the cast for its production of Oklahoma! (August 10 -16) directed by Rob Ruggiero, choreographed by Susan Stroman and music directed by Kevin Stites. Ginger Thatcher will restage Ms. Stroman's choreography. (more...)

BW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses YouBW Interviews: Jessica Lee Goldyn: This Business Chooses You
by Carla Maria Verdino-Sllwold - Aug 10, 2015

'You really don't choose this business; it chooses you,' Jessica Lee Goldyn says of her becoming a professional dancer and actress while still in her teens. That bright career which has taken her to Broadway and around the country performing in musical theatre now brings her to Brunswick, Maine, to reprise the role of Elizabeth in Mel Brooks' Young Frankenstein, which opened at Maine State Music Theatre August 6th. The role of Frederick Frankenstein's glamorous and fickle wife has been tailored to her extraordinary dancing abilities by director Marc Robin, and, as she tells Broadway World a few days before opening, she is enjoying the experience enormously! (more...)

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